Robert S. And Eloise C. Wickham Papers,1776-1988.

Collection Number: 8408

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Robert S. and Eloise C. Wickham papers, 1776-1988.
Collection Number:
8408
Creator:
Wickham, Robert Sloane,
Quantity:
3.6 cubic feet.
Forms of Material:
Bound manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, printed material, publications
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Carpenter-Mayhew papers include correspondence, pamphlets, photographs, legal and estate papers, photographs, and clippings relating to Alvin R. Carpenter, Alice Carpenter, Charles Mayhew, Eloise Carpenter Wickham, and Robert Sloane Wickham. Charles Mayhew Carpenter papers include personal and business correspondence, 1910-1918, including letters from his estranged wife Mary.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Robert Sloane Wickham was born at Ballston Spa on March 14, 1877. He graduated from Saratoga Springs High School, studied law in the office of Babcock, sperry, and Van Cleve in Binghamton and attended Binghamton High School. In 1897, he won a state scholarship to Cornell and graduated in 1902 with a Bachelor of Law degree. In 1905 he married Eloise Cameron Carpenter. In 1908 they returned to Schuylerville, where he opened a law practice. In 1911, they went back to Binghamton when he was offered a junior partnership with the Chief Counsel of the Excise Department of New York State. He was an avid hiker and wrote two books, Friendly Adirondack Peaks and A Saratoga Boyhood (illustrated by Anne Allaben).
Eloise Cameron Carpenter was born in in Schuylerville, N.Y., the daughter of Alvin Rich Carpenter and Alida Catherine Mayhew. Alida Mayhew was the daughter of Charles Wadsworth Mahew and Maria DeRidder. Maria was the daughter of Walter DeRidder and Alida Vandenburgh. Walter DeRidder was the son of Simon DeRidder, a Brigadier General during the War of 1812 and Maria VAn Schaick. Eloise Carpenter Wickham graduated from Smith College. She had one brother, Charles Mayhew Carpenter who married Mary Alice Hendy of Cynthiana, Ky. They had two children Alvin Rich and Alice. When Charles and Mary Alice divorced Alice stayed with her mother and Charles returned to Binghamton to live with his aunt and uncle. Alvin graduated from Cornell in 1928..

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Carpenter-Mayhew papers include correspondence, pamphlets, photographs, legal and estate papers, photographs, and clippings relating to Alvin R. Carpenter, Alice Carpenter, Charles Mayhew, Eloise Carpenter Wickham, and Robert Sloane Wickham. Charles Mayhew Carpenter papers include personal and business correspondence, 1910-1918, including letters from his estranged wife Mary.
Oversized items include DeRidder family slave indentures, commissions, officers' roll of Col. Walter DeRidder's Regiment, New York State Militia; Abiel W. Mayhew commission, Columbia Light Infantry, 1809; certificates and diplomas.
Bound volumes include Catherine S. DeRidder travel diary, 1877; Eloise Wickham account books, 1932-1937; Robert S. Wickham physics notebook, n.d.; album of original drawings by Anne E. Allaben for Robert S. Wickham's book, A Saratoga Boyhood, with final proofs.and book of reviews of A Saratoga Boyhood. Robert Wickham's photograph albums depicting hiking, camping, hunting, and fishing in the Adirondacks, 4 volumes, 1905-1949, with negatives. Another Robert Wickham album depicting family photos, ca. 1860-1956. Also Charles Mayhew Carpenter photographs of family members, houses, and scenes, ca. 1900-1914; a carte-de-visit album, probably Alvin and Alida Carpenter; Eloise Wickham school exercises, n.d.; Regimental record book with orders, muster rolls, and returns, Simon DeRidder, 1812; and various published books and pamphlets.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Wickham, Robert Sloane, 1877-
Allaben, Anne E.
Carpenter family.
Carpenter, Alice.
Carpenter, Alvin Rich.
Carpenter, Charles Mayhew.
DeRidder family.
DeRidder, Catherine s.
DeRidder, Walter.
Mayhew family.
Wickham family.
Wickham, Eloise Carpenter.
New York State. Militia.

Subjects:
Family -- New York (State) -- Binghamton
Family -- New York (State) -- Saratoga Springs.
Family -- New York (State) -- Schuylerville.
Slavery -- New York (State)

Places:
Adirondack Mountains (N.Y.) -- Description and travel.
Adirondack Mountains (N.Y.)
United States -- History -- War of 1812.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Robert S. and Eloise C. Wickham papers, #8408. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1 Folder 1
Back Log Camp, Sabael, N.Y.
1896-1950
Pamphlets, 1946-50 and n.d. Includes a history, 1896-1946, a map, 1950 greetings, 1950 general information and rules, and two copies of a much earlier pamphlet, The Back Log Idea.
Box 1 Folder 2
Carpenter, Alice.
n.d.
Letter, n.d., to “papa.”
Box 1 Folder 3
Carpenter, Alonzo B., Schuylerville.
n.d.
Cabinet photograph.
Box 1 Folder 4
Carpenter, Alvin R. I.
1914
Estate papers, 1914
Box 1 Folder 5
Carpenter, Alvin R. I.
1914
Letter sent, 1914.
Box 1 Folder 6
Carpenter, Alvin R. II.
1914-16, 95
Letters received, 1914-16 and 1995. Most of the early letters were set by his mother, Mary (Hendy) Carpenter, or his sister, Alice Carpenter, while they were apart due to his parents’ separation.
Box 1 Folder 7
Carpenter, Alvin R. II.
1917
Letters sent, 1917 and n.d. A letter to “Mrs. Landon” written at Oak Street School, 1917, apparently a class exercise; and an undated note to “papa” while he was still with his mother, opening with “I am verry lonesome with out you.”
Box 1 Folder 8
Carpenter, Betty, Tulsa, Okla
1964
Letter sent, 1964, to Eloise (Carpenter) Wickham; family news.
Box 1 Folder 9
Carpenter family.
n.d.
Photograph, unmounted, of Alice and Alvin Carpenter.
Box 1 Folder 10
Carpenter, Mary (Hendy).
1914
Letters received, 1914, on insurance matters.
Box 1 Folder 11
DeRidder family.
1905
Genealogical notes; a memo, “Who is Who,” by C[atherine] S. DeRidder, Memorial Day, 1905; and a letter, George W. DeRidder, Ballston Spa, to Eloise (Carpenter) Wickham, Binghamton, 15 November 1905.
Box 1 Folder 12
Hendy family.
1941
Letter, N.F. McClure, Washington, D.C., to Alvin R. Carpenter, Binghamton, 26 May 1941, enclosing a typescript of a genealogical supplement of the Hendy family of Kentucky.
Box 1 Folder 13
Mayhew, Charles W.
1978
Engraving of his residence, Schuylerville, N.Y. It appears, without the full margins, facing p. 260 of Nathaniel B. Sylvester, History of Saratoga County, N.Y. (Philadelphia: Everts and Ensign, 1878).
Box 1 Folder 14
Mayhew, Charles W.
1901
Cabinet photograph , inscribed by the sitter to “my dear neice Alice,” 1901.
Box 1 Folder 15
Mayhew, Charles W.
n.d.
Resolution in memory of CMM, late president, Saratoga Victory Manufacturing Company.
Box 1 Folder 16
Mayhew family.
1956-67
Correspondence about the family plot in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Schuylerville, 1956-67, including a plot plan and inscriptions.
Box 1 Folder 17
Saturday Study Club, Schuylerville, N.Y.
1901-02
Minutes
Box 1 Folder 18
Shakespeare Dramatic Club, Binghamton, N.Y.
1956-67
Miscellaneous materials, including “Constitution and By-laws / 19567-1957,” along with other materials accumulated by Eloise (Carpenter) Wickham, including a newspaper photograph of her as a founding member on its 45th anniversary.
Box 1 Folder 19
Wickham, Alan R.
1963-67
Letters sent, 1963-67, to Eloise (Carpenter) Wickham, except for one of 1967 sent to Mr. and Mrs. Alvin R. Carpenter; family news.
Box 1 Folder 20
Wickham, Carolyn.
1965
Letter sent to Ruth Everett, 1965.
Box 1 Folder Not Received
Mayhew family.
1901
An issue of The Genealogical Advertiser, vol. 4, no. 1 (March 1901), containing an article, “English Ancestry of Governor Thomas Mayhew.”
Box 2 Folder 1
Wickham, Eloise (Carpenter).Business papers
1947-65
Box 2 Folder 2
Wickham, Eloise (Carpenter).
n.d.
Cards received.
Box 2 Folder 3
Wickham, Eloise (Carpenter).
1966-67
Estate papers, 1966-67. Includes legal papers; an exchange of letters between Conrad and Lucy Meinecke, Springville, N.Y. with Alvin and Betty Carpenter, Binghamton, N,Y, 1967, in reference to Alan Wickham’s financial irresponsibility; with a 1961 appraisal of the family residence at 129 Murray Street, including a Polaroid photograph.
Box 2 Folder 4
Wickham, Eloise (Carpenter).
1966
“Hospital mail,” 1966.
Box 2 Folder 5
Wickham, Eloise (Carpenter).
1914-41
Letters received, 1914-41.
Box 2 Folder 6
Wickham, Eloise (Carpenter).
1963-65
Letters received, 1963-65.
Box 2 Folder 7
Wickham, Eloise (Carpenter).
1951-66
Medical documents, 1951-66.
Box 2 Folder 8
Wickham, Eloise (Carpenter).
1946-64
Newspaper clippings, 1946-64, relating to the Monday Afternoon Club, the Shakespeare Dramatic Club and other theatrical events, politics, etc.
Box 2 Folder 9
Wickham, Eloise (Carpenter).
1982-89
School exercises, Schuylerville Union Free School, 1882-89.
Box 2 Folder 10
Wickham, Eloise (Carpenter).
1982-89
School reports, Schuylerville Union Free School, 1882-89.
Box 2 Folder 11
Wickham, Eloise (Carpenter).
1901-02
Papers prepared for the Saturday Study Club, Schuylerville, 1901-02
Box 2 Folder 12
Wickham family, Ballston Spa, N.Y.
n.d.
Photograph marked “Bob Wickham’s baby sister.”
Box 2 Folder 13
Wickham, Robert Sloane.
1912
“Biographical Sketch of the National Progressive Party’s nominee for Broome County Judge and Surrogate.” Pamphlet, n.d. [?1912] 2 pp. Contains a biography of the subject along with useful biographical data on his father, Charles H. Wickham.
Box 2 Folder 14
Wickham, Robert Sloane.
1917-58
Financial papers, 1917-58; includes record of income, 1917-25; status, 1956; and utility recapitulation, 1957-58.
Box 2 Folder 15
Wickham, Robert Sloane.
n.d.
Law licenses.
Box 2 Folder 16
Wickham, Robert Sloane.
n.d.
Medical papers.
Box 2 Folder 17
Wickham, Robert Sloane.
1893-96
Pre-academic certificates, Saratoga Springs Union School, 1893-96.
Box 2 Folder 18
Wickham, Robert Sloane.
n.d.
Woodcraft materials, clipped from newspapers and magazines.
Box 2 Folder 19
Wickham, Robert Sloane and Eloise (Carpenter).
1928-70
Ephemera, 1928-70. Includes church bulletins from Trinity Memorial Church (Episcopal), Binghamton; insurance policies; junk mail; and unclassifiable material. An important item is “My constant prayer,” in the hand of RSW.
Box 2 Folder 20
Wickham, Robert Sloane and Eloise (Carpenter).
n.d.
Photographs.
Box 3 Folder 1
Business
1910
Box 3 Folder 2
Personal
1911
Box 3 Folder 3
Personal
1912
Box 3 Folder 4
Personal
1913
Box 3 Folder 5
Business
1913
Box 3 Folder 6
Personal
1914
Box 3 Folder 7
Business
1914
Box 3 Folder 8
Personal
1915
Box 3 Folder 9
Business
1915
Box 3 Folder 10
Personal
1916
Box 3 Folder 11
Business
1916
Box 3 Folder 12
Personal
1952
Box 3 Folder 13
Business
n.d.
Box 3 Folder 14
Bankbooks and other records
n.d.
Box 4 Volume 1
Allaben Drawings
n.d.
“Original Sketches of Miss Anne E. Allaben for ‘A Saratoga Boyhood’ by Robert S. Wickham. (Final proofs of all plates made therefrom opposite.)” Scrapbook with pencil drawings and photo prints pasted in. A 2 pp. carbon copy of a review by Arthur C. Parker of Naples, N,Y. [a prominent Seneca and archaeologist retired from the Rochester Museum of Arts and Sciences] is laid in.
Box 5 Volume 1
Adirondack League Club
1893
Constitution, by-laws, rules, membership list, annual report, list of allotments with surveys and floor plans. No Carpenter or Mayhew is listed, nor any resident of Saratoga Springs; the club was three years old,
Box 5 Folder 2
An Act, to Organize the Militia of the State of New-York, Passed April 21, 1818. Albany: J.W. Clark
1818
Box 5 Folder 3
Amendments to the Militia Law, Passed March 13, 1821. Albany: Websters and Skinners, n,d,
1821
Marked in ink “Simon DeRidder,” along with pp. 7-10 of another copy marked “Walter DeRidder.”
Box 5 Folder 4
Annual Register of the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Md. 1875-76. Washington: Government Printing Office
1875
Box 5 Folder 5
Laws of New-York: viz. An Act, to amend an Act, entitled “an Act to organize the Militia of this State” . . . Albany: J. Buel, [1814]
1814
Incomplete.
Box 5 Folder 6
Official Register of the Officers and Midshipmen of the United States Naval Academy. Newport, Rhode Island. Nov. 1st, 1864. Newport: Frederick A. Pratt
1864
The list of midshipmen forming the fourth class of 1864 (p. 23) includes Alvin R. Carpenter from “Texas.” He initialed inside front cover, and made notes about the fate of his classmates. A pamphlet, “Regulations Governing the Admission of Candidates into the Naval Academy,” is inside the front cover.
Box 5 Folder 7
To the Republican Electors of the State of New-York
1814?
Pamphlet, uncut
Box 5 Volume 8
The Book of Common Prayer. London: Eyre and Spottiswoode
1900
Pocket format. Inscribed on flyleaf: “Robert S. Wickham / Binghamton / N.Y.”
Box 5 Volume 9
Wickham, Robert S., Binghamton, N.Y.
n.d.
A Saratoga Boyhood, wrapped and tied for mailing.
Box 5
Wickham, Robert S.
June 1998
Class of 1928 75th Reunion paperweight for Most Cornell Descendants
Box 5
Wickham, Robert S.
1998
Class of 1928 65th Reunion medal
Box 6 Folder 1
Ansco Company, Binghamton, N.Y.
1915
Blueprints, two sheets, 1915.
Box 6 Folder 2
Carpenter, Alvin R. II.
1928-42
Certificates, 1928-42 and n.d. Includes a swimming certificate from Cornell, diplomas and certifications, and a tribute upon retirement.
Box 6 Folder 3
DeRidder family.
1800's
Papers. Included are two slave indentures, 1827; commencement program, Union College, 1818; two commissions, Walter DeRidder, 1818, and another, 1819; “An Oration on Noses,” n,d,; several documents on the division of WDR’s estate, 1832; letter, E.H. Dixon, House of Refuge, to Jacob Deridder, “Opposite Schuylervile, “1832, on the occasion of Walter’s death; deed, Jesse Chatfield to Kilian DeRidder, 1776; officers’ roll of Col. Walter DeRidder’s Regiment, New York State Militia; and a small receipt for eggs and silk hose.
Box 6 Folder 4
Mayhew, Abiel W.
1809
Commission, Columbia County Light Infantry, 1809.
Box 6 Folder 5
Schuylerville Standard.
1914
Issue of June 11, 1914 with front-page obituary of Alvin R, Carpenter; four copies.
Box 6 Folder 6
Wickham, Alan R.
1929
Diploma, Binghamton Junior High Schools, 1929.
Box 6 Folder 7
Wickham, Eloise (Carpenter).
1889
Diploma, Schuylerville Union School, 1889.
Box 6 Folder 8
Wickham, Robert Sloane.
1896
Diploma, Saratoga Springs Union Free School, 1896.
Box 7 Volume 1
Carpenter, Charles Mayhew.
1912
Builder’s Estimate and Time Book, 1912. Only one week was used, for 11 March 1912 at 1134 West 37 Drive, apparently in greater Los Angeles. Seven workers’ hours are recorded including “CMC” and “Hirashima.”
Box 7 Volume 2
DeRidder, C[atherine] S.
1887-88
Diary of her European travels “with brother” from December 25, 1877 to July 16, 1878. Slipped in are clipped engravings and clippings, apparently of sites visited: Eaton Hall, Hotel and Pension de l’Ours at Grindelwald, Grand Hotel Pension Bellevue au Lac Zurich, Hotel du Nord, Coeln, and Hotel Monet, Vevey.
Box 7 Volume 3
DeRidder, C[atherine] S.
1887
Partial copy of the previous item.
Box 7 Volume 4
DeRidder, Walter [?].
1835
Commonplace book, 1835, with transaction entries of a farmer. Difficult to decipher; commodities include eggs, apples, pork, ham; there is a reference to “Troy and Champlain ofice” and another to “wish to draw wood Cambrge.”
Box 7 Volume 5
Mayhew, Ida C., Victory Mills, N.Y.
1862
Exercise book, Maplewood Institute, Pittsfield, Mass., 9 October 1862, later used as a clipping book, with newspaper items dated 1862 to 1873. Inside cover is a photograph inscribed “Maplewood Hotel / Pittsfield / Mass / Formerly Maplewood Institute.”
Box 7 Volume 6
Wickham, Eloise (Carpenter).
1932-37
Account book, 1932-37, of household and personal expenditures at item level. Inside cover is a membership list of a professional women’s organization, the “New York Epsilon Athenians – Binghamton, N.Y.”
Box 7 Volume 7
Wickham, Robert S.,
n.d.
Physics notebook, n.d., probably used at Saratoga Springs High School, but possibly at Cornell.
Box 7 Volume 8
Wickham, Robert S.
1948
Book of reviews, letters, etc. of A Saratoga Boyhood (1948), including a short errata (p. 4) and a fine letter (p. 5) from Frances Steloff in which she comments that she was the “official flower girl” in Saratoga until she left for Boston in 1900. A press release and an order blank are slipped in.
Box 8 Volume 1
“Aunt Fanny.” Night Cap Stories. Boston: Estes and Lauriat
1895
Inscribed inside front cover: “To Alvin / From / Georgina / Merry Xmas / 1914.”
Box 8 Volume 2
An Impartial Narrative of the Most Important Engagements Which Took Place Between His Majesty’s Forces and the Rebels, During the Irish Rebellion
1798
First American Edition. Cambridge, N,Y: Tennery and Stockwell, n.d. Inscribed “Simon DeRidder” on p. 3.
Box 8 Volume 3
Luce. S.B. Seamanship. New York: D. Van Nostrand
1863
Inscribed in ink on flyleaf: “A.R. Carpenter / Midshipman / U.S.N. / 1864.” Covers missing
Box 8 Volume 4
Redfield, Henry S. Civil Procedure. Selected Pleadings. No. I. Cornell University College of Law
n.d.
Inscribed on cover: “Robert Sloane Wickham.”
Box 8 Volume 5, 6
Class 1864-1868 / United States Naval Academy / The Fiftieth Anniversary
1864-1868
Pamphlet, two copies.
Box 9 Volume 1
Album
1905-19
Mounted in traditional oblong albums with black pages, these photos document half a century of hiking, tenting, hunting and fishing in the Adirondacks, along with some domestic views in Schuylerville, and some vacation shots. There is considerable identification: year of shot, place, some people. Some other items such as obituaries are tipped in. The fourth album is primarily of family members.
Box 9 Volume 2
Album
1917-23
Mounted in traditional oblong albums with black pages, these photos document half a century of hiking, tenting, hunting and fishing in the Adirondacks, along with some domestic views in Schuylerville, and some vacation shots. There is considerable identification: year of shot, place, some people. Some other items such as obituaries are tipped in. The fourth album is primarily of family members.
Box 10 Volume 1
Album
1923-38
Mounted in traditional oblong albums with black pages, these photos document half a century of hiking, tenting, hunting and fishing in the Adirondacks, along with some domestic views in Schuylerville, and some vacation shots. There is considerable identification: year of shot, place, some people. Some other items such as obituaries are tipped in. The fourth album is primarily of family members.
Box 10 Volume 2
Album
1939-49
Mounted in traditional oblong albums with black pages, these photos document half a century of hiking, tenting, hunting and fishing in the Adirondacks, along with some domestic views in Schuylerville, and some vacation shots. There is considerable identification: year of shot, place, some people. Some other items such as obituaries are tipped in. The fourth album is primarily of family members.
Box 11 Folder 1
Karl B Stickley
1916
Negatives for albums in boxes 9-10. “Karl B. Stickley” [hereafter KBS], 59 Carroll Street Marked in pencil “1916” 1-5 prints 6-38 negatives
Box 11 Folder 2
“Camp Roosevelt / Oteyokwa Lake, Pa.”
1919
Marked in pencil “Best East Inlet hunting trip 1919 films – McComb, etc.” 1-6 negatives
Box 11 Folder 3
“Austin S. Bump” [hereafter ASB], 180 Washington Street
1920
Rubber stamped “AUG 6 1920” 1-5 prints 6-11 negatives
Box 11 Folder 4
Photo envelope with no identification
1920
1-2 prints 3-13 negatives Notes: 5, curious wooden church; 8, automobile
Box 11 Folder 5
1922
1922
Marked in pencil “Niagara et al 1922” 1-67 negatives Notes: 18, curious wooden church; 57-58, “Spirit of Life,” Saratoga Springs
Box 11 Folder 6
KBS, 47 Carroll Street
1923
Marked in pencil “1923”’ 1-11 negatives
Box 11 Folder 7
KBS, 47 Carroll Street
1923
Marked in pencil “1923” 1-8 negatives
Box 12 Folder 8
KBS, 47 Carroll Street
1923
Marked in pencil “1923”’ 1-38 negatives
Box 12 Folder 9
KBS, 47 Carroll Street
1923
Marked in pencil “1923” 1-33 negatives
Box 12 Folder 10
KBS, 47 Carroll Street
1926
Marked In pencil “Limekiln Falls / 1926” 1-6 negatives
Box 12 Folder 11
Robert S. Wickham, U.S. District Court, Binghamton
1929 and 1930
1-29 negatives Notes: 29, dog
Box 12 Folder 12
Plain envelope
1931
1-27 negatives
Box 12 Folder 13
Robert S. Wickham, U.S. District Court, Binghamton
1932
Marked in pencil “Otter Brook trip 1932” 1-3 prints 4-13 negatives
Box 13 Folder 14
KBS, art deco envelope
1938
Marked in pencil “1938” “A. Wickham” and rubber stamped “AUG 3 193[ ]” 1-2 prints 3-24 negatives Notes: 1, marked “Beaver Lake” and stamped “SEP 1 1938”; 2, stamped same
Box 13 Folder 15
“Randall’s Photo Finishing Service / Binghamton Savings Bank”
n.d.
No markings 1-13 negatives Notes: 7-12 seem to be on a cruise; 10 bears signs “Ferry to Inverrurie – Belmont” and “Apothecaries Hall” [perhaps in Aberdeen, Scotland]
Box 13 Folder 16
Stickley’s Certified Art Prints
1939
1-9 negatives
Box 13 Folder 17
ASB
n.d.
Marked on reverse “Ford / Knickerbocker / 19 St. Charles Place” 1-25 prints 26-28 negatives Notes: 13, 3 copies with marking from negative, Doc”; 14, marking from negative “Boom” (shows a cannon); 15-17, caricatures identified of immediate family; 20, “A Dead Dog”
Box 13 Folder 18
ASB
1920
Stamped “SEP 15 1920” 1-10 prints 11 negative Notes: 1-2, curious church; 11, negative of same
Box 13 Folder 19
ASB
n.d.
No markings 1-10 negatives
Box 13 Folder 20
ASB
JUL 20 1920
Marked on reverse “Moses Lake / Quaker Lake” and stamped JUL 20 1920” 1-6 prints 7-11 negatives
Box 13 Folder 21
ASB
1920
No markings, but license plate on automobile reads 1920 1-28 prints 29-34 negatives
Box 13 Folder 22
Plain envelope
n.d.
No markings 1-11 prints
Box 14 Folder 23
Envelope printed “Mrs. Robert S. Wickham”
c.1890
No markings 1-5 prints 6-8 negatives Notes: 1, marked on reverse “Helen Colclazer” (appears to be a c.1890 print); 2, marked “Eloise Cameron Carpenter” with photographer imprint “George W. Conkey / Glens Falls” (baby photo); 36, Saratoga Monument
Box 14 Folder 24
KBS, 59 Carroll Street
n.d.
Marked in pencil “Discards” 1 print 2-61 negatives Notes: 1, man with backpack; 2, Ondawa Hotel [Schroon Lake]; 3, motor stage; 4, building with sign “Homemade Candy”
Box 14 Folder 25
KBS, Art Deco envelope
n.d.
1 print 2-30 negatives
Box 14-15 Folder 26
KBS, 59 Carroll Street
1917
No markings, but license plate on automobile reads 1917 1-93 negatives Notes: 4, abovementioned auto; 46, interior of cabin; 50, hotel, perhaps AuSable Club; 64, cabin; 68, house; 81, interior; 86, five women on a porch; 88-89, dog portrait; 90,93, boy on city street; 91, girl on city street
Box 15 Folder 27
KBS, 47 Carroll Street
n.d.
No markings 1-5 prints 6-46 negatives Notes: 12, auto; 13, David Henderson monument near Tahawus; 19-20, hiking with packs; 29, city street; 34, building with sign “Trading Post”
Box 15 Folder 28
Plain brown envelope
n.d.
Marked in ink with RSW’s print order 1-11 negatives
Box 15 Folder 29
RSW, 47 Carroll Street
n.d.
No markings 1-9 prints 10-19 negatives
Box 15 Folder 30
RSW, 47 Carroll Street
n.d.
No markings 1-26 negatives
Box 15 Folder 31
RSW, Art Deco envelope
SEP 1 1938
Rubber stamped “SEP 1 1938” 1-2 negatives
Box 16 Folder 1
Carpenter and Symmes Coalyard
c.1900-14
Unmounted prints taken by a competent amateur, with a few mounted and/or professional photographs, as follows:
Box 16 Folder 2
Carpenter family. 14 items.
c.1900-14
Mary (Hendy), Alvin R. II, and Alice Carpenter.
Box 16 Folder 3
Churches. 6 items.
c.1900-14
Mostly American Gothic stone buildings.vvvvvvvvvvv
Box 16 Folder 4
Houses. 11 items.
c.1900-14
Some are family homes, some historic houses.
Box 16 Folder 5
Outdoor scenes and genre. 19 items.
c.1900-14
Includes baseball and football games, Asian circus performers, vehicles, and several interiors.
Box 16 Folder 6
Overseas. 8 items.
c.1900-14
Views probably in Great Britain.
Box 16 Folder 7
People. 32 items.
c.1900-14
Chiefly groups; unidentified.
Box 16 Folder 8
Scenery. 24 items.
c.1900-14
Probably unidentifiable, many with water, possibly the Hudson.
Box 16 Folder 9
Street views. 6 items
c.1900-14
Includes Congress Park, streetcar, overturned railroad car, village from above, and a substantial school building.
Box 17 Volume 1
Carte-de-Visite Album
n.d.
Carte de Visite Album, probably of Alvin R. and Alida (Mayhew) Carpenter of Schuylerville, N.Y. Many photographs were identified on the reverse, and these markings have been copied in pencil to the pages themselves, where there were already some captions. See especially four-year-old girl with rifle (p. 13), man with flute (p. 15), boy in Western Union messenger uniform (p.18). Carpenter family members: Meliza (Rich) Carpenter, Alida (Mayhew) Carpenter, Eloise Carpenter, Alvin R. Carpenter, Frank W. Rich Mayhew family members: Emily W. of Detroit, Portia of Detroit DeRidder family members: J.H. DeRidder of Springfield Friends: “son of Enoch Mudge of Boston”; Walter Edward Houghton (b. 1871) of Brooklyn; Howard Russell (b, 1876) of New Bedford; Charles Abram Russell (b, 1877); Benjamin D. Benson of New York City Faculty of Maplewood Institute, Pittsfield, Mass.: Mr. and Mrs. Spear, L.M. Johnson, Miss Gibbs, Mr. Feeder, Mr. Davenport Students of Maplewood Institute, Pittsfield, Mass.: Cora Coulter, Kitty Van Valkenburg, Hannah Durye/Burge, Mary Pettee, Oillie Allston (Chillicothe, O.), Lillie Whitman, Libbie H. Tupper (Hardwick, Mass.), Maggie Cook (Middletown, Conn.), Bell Stowe (Brooklyn), Millie Whitcomb (North Bridgewater, Mass.), Emily Nash (Troy), Sarah Edwards, Bell Morrison, Sarah Edwards (New York City), Emma W. Hubbard (Northampton, Mass.), Fanne Mather, Minnie Dayton, Georgie Masters, Mary Davis, Dotti DeFreest Students at the Naval Academy: S.D. Ames, John P. Wallis, Pat McAllister, C.M. Harris, R. Mitchell, Lieut. Bishop (instructor), E.C. Bartlett, L.S. Shook, H.C. [?Stinson], Clark Smith, Babe Doty, W.C. Strang/Strong.
Box 18 Folder 1
Wickham, Eloise (Carpenter).
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School exercises, Schuylerville Union Free School, 1 of 2
Box 18 Folder 2
Wickham, Eloise (Carpenter).
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School exercises, Schuylerville Union Free School, 2 of 2
Box 18 Folder 3
Wickham, Eloise (Carpenter).
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Papers read before the Shakespeare Club
Box 18 Volume 4
DeRidder, Simon
1792, 1812
Regimental record book, 1812. Contains orders, muster rolls, and returns. The book had been “Sloop Pollys Account Book,” 1792, but only the records inside the front cover remain.
Box 19 MU-2072
4 class caps
1928
MU-2073
1 class blazer
1928
Box 20
Photographic Scrapbook
1860-1956
Retained by donor Wickham, Robert S. Family photograph album, c. 1860-1956. A fine collection of family photos, many of them identified. This album was assembled using rubber cement which has entirely dried up - please use CAUTION when turning pages.