Barry Family Papers,1793-1956

Collection Number: 1859

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Barry family papers, 1793-1956.
Collection Number:
1859
Creator:
Quantity:
.3 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Account books, correspondence, deeds, a justice dockett, trade cards, and other papers.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Papers of the Charles H. Barry family of Pittstown, Rensselaer County, New York, include family, store, and blacksmith account books, 1806-79; a few personal letters and deeds; justice dockett, 1841-63; report on the condition of the Troy Turnpike, ca.1867; trade cards; and miscellaneous papers.
Language:
Collection material in English


COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Papers of the Charles H. Barry family of Pittstown, Rensselaer County, New York, include family, store, and blacksmith account books, 1806-79; a few personal letters and deeds; justice dockett, 1841-63; report on the condition of the Troy Turnpike, ca.1867; trade cards; and miscellaneous papers.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Barry family.
Barry, Charles H.

Subjects:
Toll roads.
Blacksmiths.

Places:
Pittstown (N.Y.)
Rennselaer Co., N.Y.

Form and Genre Terms:
Account books.
Deeds.
Dockets.
Trade cards.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Barry family papers, #1859. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1 Folder 1
Indenture made Mar. 7, 1793 between Lavinus Lansing and Addi Bigelow: receipts and transferals from Apr. 3, 1795-Sept. 11, 1801 written on back; land involved in Rensselaer County, NY
1793
Box 1 Folder 2
Figures for dates June 30 and Aug. 7, 1801 refer to new shoes
1801
Box 1 Folder 2
Smith Filkins to DLF Caw, Oct. 11, 1814 (1845?) Raymertown, Rensselaer County, refers to yard goods
1814
Box 1 Folder 2
Counsellor at Law license for Andrew Thompson signed by Smith Thompson, Chief Justice of New York State, Jan. 15, 1817
1817
Box 1 Folder 2
Summons to Seneca Bratt, Mar. 1, 1845, signed Charles H. Barry, Justice of the Peace
1845
Box 1 Folder 2
Receipt of John Downey, Oct. 12, 1849, received by I.H. Barry (his committee), signed by John S. Van Valkenbergh (?) and John C. Mather (?), Commissioner of Loans, Troy, NY
1849
Box 1 Folder 2
General bills dated Sept. 5, 1852 and Jan. 22, 1853
1852
Box 1 Folder 2
Letter from H. Filkins (?) to his father, Mar. 28, 1853, Niagara Falls, NY, mentions "Mr. Barry"
1853
Box 1 Folder 2
Letter from Jno. S Barry to his brother Charles H. Barry, Apr. 18, 1853,New York City, concerning a loan
1853
Box 1 Folder 2
Sept. 5, 1852 and Aug. 1, 1853 bills to Abijah Downing and John Downing for carpentry
1853
Box 1 Folder 2
Mr. Filkins to D.L.J. Caw, Sept. 4, 1854, in regard to tailoring
1854
Box 1 Folder 3
Receipt signed by Charles H. Barry Jr., Apr. 13, 1858, acknowledginh payment by Jno. S. Barry, Constantine, Michigan
1858
Box 1 Folder 3
Deed search, recorded May 10, 1859, mortgage last assigned to John S. Barry, originally land given to John Waltham - no town mentioned
1859
Box 1 Folder 3
Summons, Dec. 16, 1862, signed Chas. H. Barry, Justice Peace, Pittstown, New York, against Mary E. Stover
1862
Box 1 Folder 3
Statement by Chas. H. Barry certifying the recording of the mortgage of 1859, Oct. 17, 1863, Rensselaer County
1863
Box 1 Folder 3
Letter to Chas. H. Barry from Jno. S. Barry, May 3, 1864, Constantine, Michigan
1864
Box 1 Folder 3
Indenture, Sept. 24, 1864, Leonidas A. Barry and wife to Chas. H. Barry, recorded Jan. 26, 1866, Rensselaer County
1866
Box 1 Folder 3
Promisory note, May 8, 1866, signed Chas. H. Barry to pay $518.29 to Cornelia Francisco
1866
Box 1 Folder 3
Application for the Alteration of a Highway - C.H. Barry, Mar. 23, 1867, addressed to Benjamin I. Carpenter and Alpha Hayner
1867
Box 1 Folder 3
Statement report concerning road conditions of Troy Turnpike, Apr. 6, 1867 (first draft? no signatures)
1867
Box 1 Folder 4
Indenture made Sept. 26, 1868, between David Akin and Harmon Cole and Charles H. Barry
1868
Box 1 Folder 4
Receipt of court costs from Charles H. Barry signed on Dec. 18, 1868 by J. Romeyn, Defendant's Attorney, in the case of Hiram Slocum against Chas. H. Barry
1868
Box 1 Folder 4
Letter from Chas. H. Barry to his father, Jan. 12, 1871, Constantine, Michigan
1871
Box 1 Folder 4
Certification-discharge of mortgage of Joseph Codd to C.H. Barry, Oct. 4, 1883, Saginaw County, Michigan
1883
Box 1 Folder 5
Letter to Nelson McChesney, Pittstown, New York, from T.J.O. Hare, 16 Pearl St., New York City, July 24, 1885
1885
Box 1 Folder 5
Letter to C.H.Barry, Raymertown, New York, from Chas. H. Barry Jr., Constantine, Michigan, May 19, 1890
1890
Box 1 Folder 5
Letter from C.H. Barry to his brother, Constantine, Michigan, June 30, 1891
1891
Box 1 Folder 5
Receipt for digging grave of Lucy Button Estate, signed by Elmer E Hayner (Keeper of grounds), Pittstown, Nov. 9, 1891
1891
Box 1 Folder 5
Printed to "Brother Philo" concerning a reunion of the Philo Organization signed by Burt Matteson (printed), Fairfield, New York, Feb. 19, 1894
1894
Box 1 Folder 5
Letter to John S. Barry from Charles I. Webster, Troy, New York, May 26, 1900
1900
Box 1 Folder 5
Fractional Warrant - The Missouri Pacific Railway Company, Dec. 9, 1909, New York City, for Helen B. Markham
1909
Box 1 Folder 5
Letter Chas. H. Barry from C. H. Barry (Jr.), Constantine, Michigan (envelope dated Mar. 27, 1911)
1911
Box 1 Folder 5
Letter to Mr. Ball from Chas. H. Barry, Raymertown, New York, Sept. 4, 1911
1911
Box 1 Folder 5
Letter (incomplete) to "Dear Cousins" from ? (signature missing); assume the letter was written by Chas. H. Barry because it is from Raymertown
1911
Box 1 Folder 5
Letter from "Cupcake" to ?, Feb. 16, 1956 on Hotel Bristol, Cairo stationary (she was not there)
1956
Box 1 Folder 6
Card announcing 100th celebration dinner of birth of Alexander Humboldt - Charles H. Barrie written on back
Box 1 Folder 6
Memo - no date - a list of names - none of which have been mentioned above
Box 1 Folder 6
Letter from Charles Barry to Santa Claus - no date
Box 1 Folder 6
Memo concerning funeral costs - no date - on back of Manufacturer's National Bank, Troy, New York, deposit slip
Box 1 Folder 6
Prescription from Eaton J. Gross, Veterinary Surgeon, Troy, New York, no date
Box 1 Folder 6
Notes on Greek sculpture and a listing of other periosds written on Fort Edward (N.Y.) Collegiate Institute stationary
Box 1 Folder 6
"A Baby's letter" - a poem (?) by Baby to "dear old uncle"
Box 1 Folder 6
Incomplete Bond stating debt of Hugh McChesney to Chas. H. Barry, both of Pittstown, New York
Box 1 Folder 6
3 printed lists of candidates for various state and town offices
Box 1 Folder 6
6 paper fragments from blacksmith account book with miscellaneous figures and names as follows: Joseph Foster, Simon V. Cook, James Robert, John Downing, S amuel Shiffer, John Shiffer, William Dunnby; on refers to a court case, mentions Herman Knickerbacker v. John Sam
Box 1 Folder 7
Account book of merchant - notations made of large quantities of silk, cotton goods, flour, coffee and occassionally bank stock which her bought ans sold. Also general summaries of cash at hand and expenditures concerning his store - Jan. 1, 1859-Jan. 1, 1869. Back pages filled with personnal accounts of farmer, (?), May 1871-Nov. 27, 1872
1859-69
Box 1 Folder 8
Court record book of Chas. H. Barry - recording of damages and costs of various court cases over which he presided. Also includes a brief summary of each case - Feb. 23, 1841-Decenber 3, 1863. A lsit of his mother's aunts and uncles in back of book (Filkins and Van Dercook's)
1841-63
Box 1 Folder 9
Records of a personal account, apparently of amounts owed and paid to various firms and individuals. Barry's name mentioned several times near end of book - Mar. 12, 1847-Aug. 19, 1854. Some entries for 1856, but in different hand
1847-54
Box 1 Folder 10
Pittstown Journal - "1830" - but actually 1833 - July 20-Oct. 30, 1833
1806-57
Box 1 Folder 11
A family account book - Apr. 1, 1873-Mar. 4, 1879
1873-79
Box 1 Folder 12
Account book of blacksmith (?) makes frequent mention of shoe sets, hammers and mending of steel goods. Later on in book many notations refer to farm labor work and handy-man jobs - Apr. 16, 1806-Oct. 25, 1857 (worked for Charles H. Barry in year of 1840)
1806-57