Herbert And Dorothy Metzger, Collectors, Family Papers,1814-1883.

Collection Number: 1822

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Herbert and Dorothy Metzger, collectors, family papers, 1814-1883.
Collection Number:
1822
Creator:
Metzger, Herbert,
Quantity:
1.2 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Correspondence, legal and financial documents, and printed materials.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Business and personal papers of the North and related families of Walton and Unadilla, New York.
Language:
Collection material in English


COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Business and personal papers of the North and related families of Walton and Unadilla, New York; included are correspondence and accounts of Mary North (1814-66) and her first husband, Roswell Wright (1816-30); estate and guardianship papers; and personal correspondence (1833-56). Papers of Dr. Henry E. Bartlett, Mary North's second husband, a physician and Democratic politician, include letters, resolutions, and reports concerning his chairmanship of the New York State Senate railroad committee; correspondence, notices, reports, monthly statements, landing permits, immigrants' bonds, quarantine instructions, and other papers relating to his appointment as Health Officer of the Port of New York (1854-55); reminiscences of Bartlett's early life in Massachusetts and Stanstead, Quebec, and his early years of medical study; his notes of Dr. Valentine Mott's medical lectures (1826); papers concerning business ventures in which the Wrights or Bartletts were interested; and numerous bills, accounts, and related items.
Also, one volume of farm accounts, inventory, and property appraisal of the Casper Metzgar (Metzger) estate; correspondence, legal documents, specifications, and accounts pertaining to the financing , construction, and subsequent ownership of a bridge built across the Susquehanna by the Sidney Bridge Company (1823-53); papers concerning the sale of Delaware and Otsego County butter by Camp and Welles, New York City produce commission merchants; correspondence, right-of-way contracts, and other legal papers of the New York and Oswego Midland Railroad (1868-71); and miscellaneous pamphlets, broadsides, and other printed materials.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Metzger, Herbert,
Bartlett, Henry E.
Metzger family.
Metzger, Casper
Metzger, Dorothy,
Mott, Valentine, 1785-1865.
North family.
North, Mary
Wright, Roswell.
Camp and Welles.
New York & Oswego Midland Railroad.
New York (State). Senate. Railroad Committee.
Port of New York Authority.
Sidney Bridge Company.

Subjects:
Families -- New York (State) -- Walton.
Families -- New York (State) -- Unadilla.
Bridges -- New York (State)
Butter trade -- New York (State)
Emigration and immigration.
Medicine -- Study and teaching.
Public health -- New York (State) -- New York.
Railroads -- New York State.
Physicians.
Politicians.
Bridges
Butter trade
Families
Political science
Public health
Railroads

Places:
New York (State) -- Politics and government.
New York (State)
New York (State) -- New York
New York (State) -- Unadilla
New York (State) -- Walton

Form and Genre Terms:
Lecture notes.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Herbert and Dorothy Metzger, collectors, family papers, #1822. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

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