Sidney Ayres Papers,1779-1955.

Collection Number: 1605

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Sidney Ayres papers, 1779-1955.
Collection Number:
1605
Creator:
Sidney, Ayres 1900-1960.
Quantity:
1.2 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Correspondence, Legal Documents, Newspapers, Photographs, Printed Materials.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Correspondence of Lewis Selye of Rochester, on Penn Yan business matters.
Language:
Collection material in English


COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Correspondence of Lewis Selye of Rochester, on Penn Yan business matters, especially purchase of a fire engine, 1838-43; and of Stafford C. Cleveland, 1864-70, on local, state, and national politics. Other items include letters to D.C. Ayres from William H. Samson of Rochester about the will and signature of Jemima Wilkinson (the Publick Universal Friend); letters from Edwin C. Dinturff on local connections of Marcus Whitman and Joseph Smith; 1808 diary of travels of James Parker (1744-1829), early settler of Penn Yan; survey maps of townships in Yates County by Augustus Porter, Peter Loop, Jabez French, and others, 1789-1815; later lot surveys; assessment record, town of Benton, 1817; letters of Bert S. Elliot on Penn Yan in the 1890's and on his career as a printer with U.S. Government Printing Office and other agencies. There are also miscellaneous genealogical data, early deeds, and legal documents, photographs, broadsides, engravings, historical notes and clippings, and letters.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Ayres, Sidney,1900-1960.
Ayres, D. C.
Cleveland, Stafford Canning, 1822-1885.
Dinturff, Edwin C.
Elliot, Bert S.
French, Jabez.
Loop, Peter.
Parker, James.
Porter, Augustus.
Samson, William H.
Selye, Lewis.
Smith, Joseph.
Whitman, Marcus, 1802-1847.
Wilkinson, Jemima, 1752-1819.
United States.Government Printing Office.

Subjects:
Voyages and travels.
Editors.

Places:
New York (State)--Politics and government.
Penn Yan (N.Y.)--Politics and government.
Yates County (N.Y.)

Form and Genre Terms:
Photographs.
Genealogies.
Deeds.
Diaries.
Land surveys.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Sidney Ayres papers, #1605. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

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