Selden Family Papers,1785-1920.

Collection Number: 1655

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Selden family papers, 1785-1920.
Collection Number:
1655
Creator:
Selden family.
Quantity:
.3 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Correspondence and printed materials.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Personal correspondence of Selden family mambers and additional letters and other papers of members of the related Gale, Hitchcock, and Selden families.
Language:
Collection material in English


COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Personal correspondence of Charles, Abigail, and Eliza Selden of Lansingburgh, Rensselaer County, and Harriet Gale, daughter of George Washington Gale, founder of the Oneida Institute at Whitesboro, New York, and Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois. Additional letters and other papers of members of the related Gale, Hitchcock, and Selden families include correspondence of George Washington Gale, chiefly personal, but also mentioning his pastoral duties at a Presbyterian Church in Adams, Jefferson County, and affairs at Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois; one letters describing slavery and other aspects of life in St. Croix, Danish West Indies (now Virgin Islands), 1839; photostat copies of the genealogy of Colonel Samuel Selden, a Revolutionary War officer; miscellaneous printed items, including publication about Knox College (1860) and booklet about the Campus School in Ithaca (1920). Locations include Adams, Jefferson County, N.Y.; Whiteboro, Oneida County, N.Y.; and Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Correspondents include George Bowen, Harriet Selden Gale, Harriet Yvonnet Gale, William S. Gale, Margaret Gale Hitchcock, Amasa Kellogg, Mary Osborn, Abigail Jones Selden, Charles Selden, Mary Selden, Samuel Selden, and William Jones Selden.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Selden family.
Gale family.
Gale, George Washington
Gale, George Washington.
Gale, Harriet Selden
Gale, Harriet Selden
Gales family
Hitchcock family
Hitchcock family.
Selden family
Selden family.
Selden, Abigail Jones
Selden, Abigail Jones
Selden, Charles
Selden, Charles.
Selden, Eliza
Selden, Eliza.
Knox College.
Presbyterian Church (Adams, N.Y.)

Subjects:
Slavery -- Virgin Islands.
Manners and customs
Slavery

Places:
Saint Croix (United States Virgin Islands) -- Social life and customs.
Jefferson County (N.Y.) -- Religious life and customs.
Lesser Antilles -- Virgin Islands
New York (State) -- Jefferson County
United States Virgin Islands -- Saint Croix


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Selden Family Papers, #1655. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

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