Charles F. Mulks Papers,1799-1905, 1975

Collection Number: 3654

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Charles F. Mulks papers, 1799-1905, 1975.
Collection Number:
3654
Creator:
Charles F., Mulks 1837-1907.
Quantity:
2.8 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Scrapbooks and notebooks.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Includes 24 scrapbooks and 12 notebooks compiled by Mulks with material relating to Tompkins County and nearby areas..
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Charles Freer Mulks was born in Slaterville Springs, Tompkins County, New York, and lived much of his life in nearby Ithaca. A descendant of Benoni Mulks, an early settler of the area, Mulks was interested in the history of Tompkins County, and kept a record of family histories and local events in a series of notebooks and scrapbooks.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Includes 24 scrapbooks and 12 notebooks compiled by Mulks, including notes on the settlement, migration, and treaties of Indians; Caroline, New York, slave population; local folklore; histories of many prominent families of Tompkins County, including the Ellis, Meddaugh (Middaugh), Mandeville, Mulks, Cornell, DeWitt, Speed, Thomas, and Cantine families; personal material; and notes on many other topics. Also, biographical sketch of Charles F. Mulks by Jane P. M. Vaughn (1975); photograph of Mulks; documents concerning the acqusition of land in the towns of Caroline (1800-38) and Ulysses (1833), New York; promissory notes, Dutchess County (1799, 1809); Erie Canal Directory and Rate Schedule (1847); internal revenue licenses (1860s); Phillips family estate settlement papers; and Thomas family genealogical data.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Mulks, Charles F.,1837-1907.
Cantine family.
Cornell family.
DeWitt family.
Ellis family.
Mandeville family.
Meddaugh family.
Middaugh family.
Mulks family.
Phillips family.
Speed family.
Thomas family.
Vaughn, Jane P. M.

Subjects:
Folklore--New York--Tompkins County.
Indians of North America--New York.
Indians of North America--New York--Treaties.
Real property, Exchange of--New York--Caroline.
Slave records--New York--Caroline.

Places:
Erie Canal.
Caroline (N.Y.)--History.
Ithaca (N.Y.)--History.
Slaterville Springs (N.Y.)--History.
Tompkins County (N.Y.)--Genealogy.
Tompkins County (N.Y.)--History

Form and Genre Terms:
Biographies.
Genealogies.
Photographs.
Scrapbooks.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Charles F. Mulks papers, #3654. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

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