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Historical Collections of the State of New York / Herkimer County History

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Item Description: Spiral/Comb. Book Condition: New. No Jacket. Limited Edition Reprint. 8.5" x 11". The early days of Herkimer County,New York, and its various towns and townships, are recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this NEW 21 Page Booklet, reproduced primarily from two hard-to-find books: the 1841 edition of Historical Collections of the State of New York by John Warner Barber and Henry Howe, and New York, a Guide to the Empire State, a WPA project. The spiral-bound booklet is photocopied on 60# paper, with the print enlarged for easier reading. A clear vinyl sheet has been added to protect the front cover. The communities mentioned include: Columbia, Danube, Dolgeville, Fairfield, Frankfort, German Flats (Mohawk), Herkimer, Ilion, Litchfield, Little Falls, Manheim, Newport, Norway, Ohio, Old Forge, Russia, Salisbury, Schuyler, Stark, Thendara, Warren, Winfield, Wilmert. Among the many and diverse topics in the booklet are: Erie Canal and other canals; "Fort Herkimer"; Death of Gen. Nicholas Herkimer at the Battle of Oriskany in 1777; Educational Institutions; Account of the Distruction of Herkimer by Tories; Invasion of Little Falls; Beauties of Little Falls; In Little Falls, say "cheese"; Lou Ambers, the "Herkimer Hurricane"; two famous murder trials in Herkimer; Transportation developments; Indian Castle Church; the Herkimer Estate; the Fort Herkimer Reformed Dutch Church; the Heroism (and swift feet) of Adam Helmer; Rifles and Typewriters in Ilion, and the "Mohawk Valley Formula" for strikebreaking; beginning of the American match industry; the Balloon farm near Frankfort; and Sir William Johnson¿s last home. The booklet has no index, but names mentioned include: Judge Jacob Weaver, Sir William Johnson, Daniel Connor, Alexander Ellis, Daniel Muller, Henry Banister, Col. John Roff, Daniel Petrie, Cox, Skinner, Christian Edick, Frederick Getman, Warner Miller, Molly Brant (sister of Joseph Brant, the famous Indian chief), Gen. Francis E. Spinner, Jane Douglass (first female federal employee) William Butler, Eliphalet Remington, Willam Gates (matches, not computers), Carl and Carlotta Myers, Major Warner Folts, Alfred Dolge, Nat Foster and Otis Arnold. ILLUSTRATIONS depict the General Herkimer House, Danube; Medical College & Academy, Fairfield; View of Herkimer from the Erie Canal; Village of Little Falls. The Howe/Barber history covers the development of this area until about 1841, while excerpts from the WPA book, give a nostalgic glympse from a 1940 vantage point, including interesting historical notes, especially as they relate to sightseeing possibilities. There's also a small map of the area from a 1948 booklet printed by the New York Telephone Company. Bookseller Inventory # 000094

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Historical Collections of the State of New York / History of Tompkins County / Schuyler County History

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Item Description: Spiral/Comb. Book Condition: New. No Jacket. Limited Edition Reprint. 8.5" x 11". The early days of Tompkins and Schuyler Counties in the State of New York, and their various towns and townships, are recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this NEW 21 Page Booklet reprinted primarily from two hard-to-find books: the 1841 edition of Historical Collections of the State of New York by John Warner Barber and Henry Howe, and the 1940 edition of New York, a Guide to the Empire State, a WPA project. The spiral-bound booklet is photocopied one-sided on 60# paper, with the print enlarged for easier reading. A clear vinyl sheet has been added to protect the front cover. The communities mentioned include: Caroline, Slatersville, Danby, Dryden, Etna, Verna, West Dryden, Enfield, Groton, Hector, Burdette, Ithaca, Lansing, Newfield, Ulysses, Watkin's Glen, Montour Falls and Trumansburg. Among the many interesting topics in the booklet are: a bloody battle with a bear, a deer tale at Watkin's Glen, how the term "teetotalers" originated, and "Far Above Cayuga's Waters" Cornell University, complete with a 1940 map and tour. Names mentioned include: Simeon DeWitt, the Rev. Mandeville, William Wisner, A.E. Campbell, John W. McCullough, Ebenezer Mack, Samuel and George Weyburn, David B. Hill, Queen Catherine Montour, Louis Philippe (Louis XVII), Robert H. Treman, Gen. John Sullivan, Louis Agassiz Fuertes, Ezra Cornell, Andrew Dickson White, Charles Babcock, Henry W. Sage, Willard D. Straight, William H. Miller, Jennie McGraw, John McGraw, Goldwin Smith, Liberty Hyde Bailey, Martha Van Rensselaer, Issac Phillips Roberts and James Law. ILLUSTRATIONS depict the Eastern View of Ithaca and Goodwin's Falls in Ulysses. Schuyler County was formed from sections of Steuben, Chemung and Tompkins Counties in 1854. The Barber-Howe book was written before this change, but information on both counties is contained in excerpts from the WPA Writer's Project book. This material gives a nostalgic glympse of the area a century after the Barber-Howe book, including interesting historical notes, especially as they relate to sightseeing possibilities. There's also a small map of the area from a 1948 booklet printed by the New York Telephone Company. Bookseller Inventory # 000114

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Historical Collections of the State of New York / History of Wyoming County / History of Livingston

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Item Description: Spiral/Comb. Book Condition: New. No Jacket. Limited Edition Reprint. 8.5" x 11". The early days of Livingston County and Wyoming County, NY, and their various towns and townships are recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this NEW 25 Page Booklet, reprinted primarily from two hard-to-find books: the 1841 edition of Historical Collections of the State of New York by John Warner Barber and Henry Howe, and New York, a Guide to the Empire State, a WPA project. The spiral-bound booklet is photocopied one-sided on 60# paper, with the print enlarged for easier reading. A clear vinyl sheet has been added to protect the front cover. The communities mentioned (alphabetized by first letter only) include:Attica, Avon, Arcade, Bennington, Castile, China, Covington, Caledonia, Conesus, Cowlesville, Cuylerville, Dansville, East Avon, Geneseo, Gainesville, Groveland, Java, Leicester, Lima, Livonia, Middlebury, Mt. Morris, Nunda, Orangeville, Perry, Portageville, St. Helena, Sheldon, Strykersville, Sparta, Varysburgh, Warsaw and Wethersfield. Among the many and diverse topics in the booklet are: Mary Jemison, known as "White Woman", who was adopted by the Indians; Medicinal Springs in Avon; Indian Wars; James Wadsworth, founder of Geneseo; Campaign of Gen. Sullivan in 1779; Gruesome torchure of Lt. Boyd and a soldier named Parker by Little Beard; the Ancient Mound at Mt. Morris; Ebenezer Allen "a monster in human form"; the Letchworth State Park and Museum, containing Indian relics; the Genesee Valley Hunt; the Retsof Salt Mine; Cornplanter, Indian chief, and his brother Handsome Lake, Indian prophet; Sudden appearance of a stream in Dansville, and many other interesting bits of history and trivia. The booklet has no index, but some of the names and surnames mentioned are: Phelps, Gorham, Amariah Hammond, Samuel Stillwell, Alexander Fullterton, Frederick Covert, Richard Porter, Daniel Faulkner, Seth Gates (abolitionist), Rev. William Arthur (father of Pres. Chester Alan Arthur), W. T. Oline, David Starr Jordan, Belva Ann Lockwood (first woman candidate for President), Isabella McDonald Alden (author), and Col. Simcoe Kerr (grandson of Joseph Brant). ILLUSTRATIONS depict a View of Geneseo, Mt. Morris village, a view of Dansville, and a view of Perry village. The Howe/Barber history covers the development of this area until about 1841, while excerpts from the WPA book, give a nostalgic glympse from a 1940 vantage point, including interesting historical notes, especially as they relate to sightseeing possibilities. There's also a small map of the area from a 1948 booklet printed by the New York Telephone Company. Bookseller Inventory # 000119

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Historical Collections of the State of New York / History of Ulster County / History of Sullivan County

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Item Description: Spiral/Comb. Book Condition: New. No Jacket. Limited Edition Reprint. 8.5" x 11". The early days of Sullivan County and Ulster County and their various towns and townships, are recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this New 25 Page Booklet, reprinted primarily from two hard-to-find books: the 1841 edition of Historical Collections of the State of New York by John Warner Barber and Henry Howe, and New York, a Guide to the Empire State, a WPA project. The spiral-bound booklet is photocopied one-sided on 60# paper, with the print enlarged for easier reading. A clear vinyl sheet has been added to protect the front cover. The communities mentioned include: Accord, Bethel, Bloomingsburg, Burlingham, Caseville, Chichester, Clintondale, Cochecton, Dashville, Eddysville, Ellenville, Elmores Corners, Fallsburg, Forestburg, High Falls, Hurley, Kerhonkson, Kingston (formerly Esopus), Lake Minnewaska, Latintown, Liberty, Lumberland, Malden-on-Hudson, Mamakating, Marbletown, Marlborough, Milton, Modena, Monticello, Napanoch, Narrowsburg, Neversink, New Paltz, New Paltz Landing, Philipsport, Phoenicia, Plattekill, Pleasantville, Rockland, Rondout, Rosendale, Saugerties, Shawangunk, Springtown, Stony Ridge, The City, Thompson, Thompsonville, West Hurley, West Park, Woodstock, and Wurtsborough. Among the many and diverse topics in the booklet are: Burning of Kingston in the Revolutionary War; Execution of Royalists for Treason; Mammoth Skeltons, accounts from ancient newspapers, including a tale of escape from Indian captors; Father Devine (alias Joe Baker) who claimed he wasn't "born," he was "combusted"; Early Dutch settlers and government; Six Surviving 18th Century Houses in New Paltz; Where some town names came from; Col. DuBois, who freed his slaves in 1825 to save money; and Frederick William Goudy, type designer and printer. The booklet has no index, but names mentioned include: Samuel F. and J. P. Jones, Judge Platt Pelton, E. W. Edmonds, J. H. Rutzer, Martin Crygier, Mrs. Hammersly, James W. Baldwin, Henry Barclay, John Kettle, the Hasbrouck family, the DeBois family, Pierre Deyo, Gov. Andros, Louis Bevier, Capt. Josiah Elting, Hugh Frere, William Cornell, Van Deusen, Andrew Oliver, Tom Quick, George Bellows, "Gomez the Jew," Wolfert Acker, John F. Carlson, Eugene Speicher, Judson Smith, the Petershams, Norman Boggs, John La Gatta, Ralph Radcliffe Whitehead, John Bigelow, Dubois Kiersteds, Col. Wessel Ten Broeck, John Vanderlyn, John Jay, the Hoffman family, Tobias Van Steenbergh, Jack Burroughs, Pres. Theodore Roosevelt, and the sir names Andrieson and Osterhout. ILLUSTRATIONS depict the Western Entrance into Monticello; a View of Kingston and the Building in which the Constitution of New York was formed. The Howe/Barber history covers the development of this area until about 1841, while excerpts from the WPA book, give a nostalgic glympse from a 1940 vantage point, including interesting historical notes, especially as they relate to sightseeing possibilities. There's also a small map of the area from a 1948 booklet printed by the New York Telephone Company. Bookseller Inventory # 000115

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Historical Collections of the State of New York / Madison County History / Oswegp County History

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Item Description: Spiral/Comb. Book Condition: New. No Jacket. Limited Edition Reprint. 8.5" x 11". The early days of Madison and Oswego Counties and their various towns and townships, are recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this NEW 26 Page Booklet, reproduced primarily from two hard-to-find books: the 1841 edition of Historical Collections of the State of New York by John Warner Barber and Henry Howe, and New York, a Guide to the Empire State, a WPA project. The spiral-bound booklet is photocopied one-sided on 60# paper, with the fine print enlarged for easier reading. A clear vinyl sheet has been added to protect the front cover. The communities mentioned include: Albion, Amboy, Boylston, Brewerton, Bridgeport, Brookfield, Canaseraga, Cazenovia, Chittenango, Clarksville, Cleaveland, Constantia, DeRuyter, Eaton, Fenner, Fulton, Georgetown, Granby, Hamilton, Hannibal, Hannibalville, Hastings, Kinney's Corners, Lebanon, Lenox, Leonardsville, Madison, Mexico, Morristown, Morrisville, Nelson, New Haven, Orwell, Oswego, Palermo, Parish, Phoenix, Pulaski, Redfield, Richland, Sandy Creek, Schroeppel, Scriba, Smithfield, Stockbridge, Sullivan, Volney, Williamstown and Woodstock. Among the many and diverse topics in the booklet are: the Execution of Abram Antone for Murder, and the Adventures Pertaining Thereto; the Murder of Robert Barber Along the Erie Canal; How Place Names Originated; Educational Institutions: the Oneida Conference Seminary, the DeRuyter Institute, the Hamilton Literary and Theological Seminary (later Colgate University), the State School of Agriculture in Morristown, and the "ragged school" in Oswego; the Oswego and Erie Canals, Oswego Forts in the Colonial Wars; Details of Surrender to French in 1756; the Attack on Fort Oswego in 1814; Oswego Falls; Oswego Harbor; and two nationally famous reformers: Gerrit Smith, abolitionist, and Dr. Mary Edward Walker, founder of "Adamless Eden. The booklet has no index, but names mentioned include: Nicholas Roosevelt, George Scriba, Alexander Hamilton, John Lawrence, John B. Church, Abraham Varick, John McNair, Jacob Brown, Col. John Linklaen, Thomas Morris, Joseph Morse, Capt. Reuben Perkins, the Rev. Young, Jonathan Olmstead, Deacon Samuel Payne, William Colgate, Theophile Cazenove, Erastus Dow Palmer (sculptor), Sands Higinbotham, Nathan S. Roberts (Erie Canal engineer), Silas Towne (spy), James Fenimore Cooper, Edward Austin Sheldon, and Col. John Bradstreet. ILLUSTRATIONS include Cazenovia, Hamilton Village, Chittenango, Public Buildings in Morrisville, Oswego and the Oswego Canal (full page), Fort Oswego and Pulaski. Most are about 1/3 page in size. The Howe/Barber history covers the development of this area until about 1841, while excerpts from the WPA book, give a nostalgic glimpse from a 1940 vantage point, including interesting historical notes, especially as they relate to sightseeing possibilities. There's also a small map of the area from a 1948 booklet printed by the New York Telephone Company. Bookseller Inventory # 000097

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Historical Collections of the State of New York / Cortland County History /Cayuga County History

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Item Description: Spiral/Comb. Book Condition: New. No Jacket. Limited Edition Reprint. 8.5" x 11". The early days of Cayuga and Cortland Counties in the State of New York, and their various towns and townships, are recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this NEW 27 Page Booklet reprinted from the 1841 edition of Historical Collections of the State of New York by John Warner Barber and Henry Howe, and other hard-to-find sources. The spiral-bound booklet is photocopied one-sided on 60# paper, with the print enlarged for easier reading. A clear vinyl sheet has been added to protect the front cover. The communities mentioned include: CAYUGA COUNTY: Auburn, Aurelius, Clarksville, Fosterdale, Brutus, Weedsport, Centreville, Cato, Cato Corners, Conquest, Fleming, Genoa, Northville, Ira, Ledyard, Levana, Locke, Port Byron, Throopsville, Montezuma Village, Mentz, Moravia, Niles, Owasco, Scipio, Sempronius, Sennet, Springport, Sterling, Summer Hill, Venice, and Victory. CORTLAND COUNTY: Cincinnatus, Cortlandville, McGrawsville, Freetown, Freetown Corners, Homer, Marathon, Preble, Scott, Scott Centre, Solon, Truxton, Virgil, and Willet. Among the many fascinating topics in the booklet are: the Beginnings of Auburn, the Auburn Theological Seminary, Day to Day Life at the State Prison, the mile-long Cayuga Bridge, "longest in America," Salt Production, Indian Lore, and Tombstone Epitaphs. Surnames mentioned include: Merrick, Walker, Hardenbergh, Crosset, Leonard, Warden, Perrine, Lewis, and Titus. ILLUSTRATIONS depict the Eastern part of Genesee St., Auburn; Auburn Theological Seminary; State Prison at Auburn; Prisoners at the State Prison; Cayuga Bridge; Public Buildings in Cortlandville; and Public Buildings in Homer. Much of this area was sparcely developed in 1841, but excerpts from New York, a Guide to the Empire State, including a four-page look at Auburn, fill in some of the gaps. This product of the WPA Writer's Project, originally printed in 1940, gives a nostalgic glympse of the area a century after the Barber-Howe book, including interesting historical notes, especially as they relate to sightseeing possibilities. Some of the names mentioned in this section include: David Hannum, Francis Bicknell Carpenter, Andrew Dickson White, Thomas Osborne, Logan, William Seward, Oren & Erastus Carvath, Elmer Ambrose Sperry, Henry Wells, Isaac Singer, St. Rene Menard, William Reuben George, Harriet Tubman, Emily Howland, and Red Jacket. There's also a small map of the area from a 1948 booklet printed by the New York Telephone Company. Bookseller Inventory # 000089

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Historical Collections of the State of New York / Broome and Chenango County History

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Item Description: Spiral/Comb. Book Condition: New. No Jacket. Limited Edition Reprint. 8.5" x 11". The early days of Broome and Chenango counties in Southwest New York, and their various towns and townships, are recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this NEW 27 Page Booklet reprinted primarily from two hard-to-find books: the 1841 edition of Historical Collections of the State of New York by John Warner Barber and Henry Howe, and the 1940 edition of New York, a Guide to the Empire State, a WPA project. The spiral-bound booklet is photocopied one-sided on 60# paper, with the fine print enlarged for easier reading. A clear vinyl sheet has been added to protect the front cover. The communities mentioned include: BROOME COUNTY: Barker, Chenango Forks, Hyde, Chenango, Binghamton, Conklin, Corbotville, Windsor, Colesville, Harpersville, Lisle, Lisle Centre, Union Village, Nanticoke, Sanford, Triangle, Clark's Union Village, Union, Vestal. CHENANGO COUNTY: Bainbridge, Columbus, German, Greene, Guilford, Lincklaen, McDonough, New Berlin, Norwich, Otselic, Oxford, Atarsalia, Pitcher, Plymouth, Preston, Sherburne, Smithville and Smyrna Among the many and diverse topics in the booklet are: the Chenango Canal; the 1779 Expedition of Gen. Sullivan against the Indians; Capt. Joseph Leonard and other early settlers; Land Negotiations with the Indians; Area Churches; Castle Farm; Jonathan Edwards, the celebrated devine; a 9-year-old's adventures with the Indians; a Pumpkin Freshet; a Strange Thanksgiving; How John and Joshua Mersereau Prevented a Disaster in the Revolutionary War; the Indian Salt Mystery; Early Settlers in Greene; the Naming of Cork Island; a Visit by Talleyrand; a Mound, and Indian Antiquities; the Academy at Oxford, and the Religious Dedication of the Citizens of Sherburne. Surnames mentioned(alphabetized by first letter only) include: Adams, Andrews, Ashley, Bradley, Barnet, Blackman, Baldwin, Balcom, Bingham, Bush, Buck, Barney, Brown, Cary, Coley, Cumming, Corwin, Cox, Dimmick, Dean, Dutremont, Fisk, Frederick, Fitch, Gregory, Gear, Green, Gray, Huse, Howe, Hovey, Hawley, Hudson, Juliard, Keeler, Ketchum, Lyon, Lockwood, Morris, Mersereau, Manly, Niles, Osborn, Palmer, Patterson, Page, Pixley, Porter, Padgett, Phelps, Race, Rose, Raymond, Robertson, Starkweather, Sage, Shimeall, Storrs, Sharp, Smith, Stoddard, Squires, Stow, Tillotson, Tracy, Trent, Wilcox, Whitney, Wilson, Woodbridge, Williston. ILLUSTRATIONS depict Binghamton, the Courthouse and other buildings in Norwich, and the Village of Oxford. The Howe/Barber history covers the development of this area until about 1841, while excerpts from the WPA book, give a nostalgic glympse from a 1940 vantage point, including interesting historical notes, especially as they relate to sightseeing possibilities. There's also a small map of the area from a 1948 booklet printed by the New York Telephone Company. Bookseller Inventory # 000087

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A CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION, COLLECTIONS FROM THE NEW YORK STATE HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION, COOPERSTOWN, NY

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Item Description: NYS Historical Association, 1999. paperback. Book Condition: FINE. Thin paperback, 11" x 8 1/2", 40pp, profusely illustrated with color.FINE CONDITION. Book. Bookseller Inventory # 031253

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Historical Collections of the State of New York / History of Rensellaer County

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Item Description: Spiral/Comb. Book Condition: New. No Jacket. Limited Edition Reprint. 8.5" x 11". The early days of Rensselaer County and its various towns and townships, are recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this NEW 28 Page Booklet, reprinted primarily from two hard-to-find books: the 1841 edition of Historical Collections of the State of New York by John Warner Barber and Henry Howe, and New York, a Guide to the Empire State, a WPA project. The spiral-bound booklet is photocopied one-sided on 60# paper, with the fine print enlarged for easier reading. A clear vinyl sheet has been added to protect the front cover. The communities mentioned include: Barker's Mills Bath, Berlin, Brunswick, Buskirk's Bridge, Castleton, Defriestville, East Nassau, Grafton, Greenbush, Hoosick, Hoosick Falls, Johnsonville, Lansingburg, Macnamara, Millville, Nassau, Patroons Mills, Petersburg, Petersburg Corners, Pittstown, Ramerton, Rensselaer, Rensselaers Mills, Sandlake, Schaghticoke, Schaghticoke Point, Schodack, Schodack Landing, Schodack Central, Shermans Mills, South Schodack, Stephentown, The Valley, Tomhenick, Troy, Ulines, and Wynantskill. Among the many fascinating topics in the booklet are: the Barracks at Greenbush; an eye-witness account of the Excution of a Deserter in 1814; Revolutionary War conflict near Hoosick; the Troy Female Seminary and the Right of Women to Education; Fort Crailo, where Yankee Doodle was "born"; Watervliet Arsenal where "Uncle Sam" was named; Beverwyck, Lindenwald, and other 18th and early 19th Century homes; French "Citizen" Edmond Charles Genet; Robert Ross, a martyr to corruption free elections; Pioneers in Science, Education and Industry; an Early Women's Labor Union; USA start of the Bessemer steel industry; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Lollypop Sticks, Greyhound Racing, and a Museum dedicated to Collars. There's also a 1940 street map of Troy. The booklet has no index, but names mentioned include: A. Read, Rev. Lee, Rev. Jonas Coe, Henry Hudson, Derick Van Derheyden, Dr. Samuel Gall, Col. Pawling, Elijah Adams, Horatio Winslow, Richard P. and Betsy Hart, Samuel Wilson, Russell Sage, Mrs. Russell Sage, W.H. and Mary Lane Hart, Jacob D. Vanderheyden, Dennis Belding, John and Sarah Willard, Nancy Hinsdale, Emma Willard, Pres. Martin Van Buren, John Spencer, Professor Amos Eaton, Henry Burden, Charles Veasie, Mrs. Hannah Lord Montague, Ebenezer Brown, Lyman Bennett, the Van Rensselaer family, Dr. Richard Shuckburgh, Jan Breese, the Schuyler family, Helen Van Alen (Katrina Van Tassel of the Legend of Sleepy Hollow), Generals Gates, Arnold, Morgan, and Stark, and Colonels Warner, Symonds, Baum, Nichols, Herrick, Hubbard, and Stickney. ILLUSTRATIONS depict the Troy Female Seminary; Remains of the Barracks at Greenbush; a View of Lansingburg; and a full page view of Troy as seen from Mt. Olympus. The Howe/Barber history covers the development of this area until about 1841, while excerpts from the WPA book, give a nostalgic glympse from a 1940 vantage point, including interesting historical notes, especially as they relate to sightseeing possibilities. There's also a small map of the area from a 1948 booklet printed by the New York Telephone Company. Bookseller Inventory # 000109

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Historical Collections of the State of New York / History of Niagara County

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Item Description: Spiral/Comb. Book Condition: New. No Jacket. Limited Edition Reprint. 8.5" x 11". The early days of Niagara County in New York State, and its various towns and townships, are recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this NEW 30 Page Booklet reprinted primarily from two hard-to-find books: the 1841 edition of Historical Collections of the State of New York by John Warner Barber and Henry Howe, and New York, a Guide to the Empire State, a WPA project. The spiral-bound booklet is photocopied one-sided on 60# paper, with the print enlarged for easier reading. A clear vinyl sheet has been added to protect the front cover. The communities mentioned include: Cambria, Charlotte, Gasport, Hartland, Lewiston, Lockport, Middleport, New Fane, Kempsville, Niagara, Niagara Falls, Pendleton, Porter, Reynales Basin, Royalton, Royalton Centre, Somerset, Wilson, and Youngstown. Among the many and diverse subjects in the booklet are: Tuscarora Indians, the Battle of Queenston, the Locks on the Erie Canal, Features and Daredevils at Niagara Falls, the Masacre at Devil's Hole, and Devil's Hole State Park , the Battle of Chippewa, the Battle of Bridgwater or Lundy's Lane, the Burning of the Steamboat Carolyn, the History of Fort Niagara; Tuscarora Indian Reservation; Fort Niagara Restoration including the "castle," Poisoned Well, and Underground Passage; and Niagara University. A 1940 street map of Niagara Falls is also included, as well as sightseeing highlights in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. Names mentioned include: Sherard Comstock, Joseph Langdon, Rene Robert Caveliers de La Salle, Gov. Morgan Lewis, John Stedman, John Hodge (promoter of Merchant's Gargling Oil), John J. Raskob, William and John Willink, Mrs. Washington Hunt, Augustus Porter, Jacob F. Schoellkopf, and the Falls Daredevils: Sam Patch, Blondin, William Kendall, Steve Brodie, Annie Taylor, Bobby Leach, Jean Laussier and Martha Wagenfuhrer. ILLUSTRATIONS include a View of Niagara Falls (of course), Lewiston Landing and Queenston Heights, Upper Canada, the Locks at Lockport, Schlosser Landing at Niagara, and a Lighthouse with Fort Niagara in the Distance. The Howe/Barber history covers the development of this area until about 1841, while excerpts from the WPA book, give a nostalgic glimpse from a 1940 vantage point, including interesting historical notes, especially as they relate to sightseeing possibilities. There's also a small map from a 1948 booklet printed by the New York Telephone Company. Bookseller Inventory # 000103

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Historical Collections of the State of New York / Delaware County History / Otsego County History

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Item Description: Spiral/Comb. Book Condition: New. No Jacket. Limited Edition Reprint. 8.5" x 11". The early days of Delaware County and Otsego County, NY, and their various towns and townships, are recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this NEW 32 Page Booklet, reproduced primarily from two hard-to-find books: the 1841 edition of Historical Collections of the State of New York by John Warner Barber and Henry Howe, and New York, a Guide to the Empire State, a WPA project. The spiral-bound booklet is photocopied on 60# paper, with the print enlarged for easier reading. A clear vinyl sheet has been added to protect the front cover. The communities mentioned include: DELAWARE COUNTY: Andes, Arkville, Bovina, Colchester, Davenport, Delhi, Fleischmanns, Franklin, Hamden, Hancock, Harpersfield, Kortright, Margaretville, Masonville, Meredith, Middletown, Roxbury, Sidney, Stamford, Tompkins, and Walton. OTSEGO COUNTY: Burlington, Burlington Flats, Butternuts, Louoisville, Gilbertsville, Cherry Valley, Decatur, Edmeston, Exeter, Laurens, Laurensville, Jackson, Maryland, Middlefield, Phoenix, Milford, Collierville, New Lisbon, Nobleville, Oneonta, Otego, Otsego, Cooperstown, Pittsfield, Unadilla Forks, Lloydsville, Richfield, Canaderaga Springs, Brighton, Monticello, Springfield, Unadilla, Unadilla Centre, Westford and Worcester. Among the many fascinating topics in the booklet are: the Cost of Land, the Delaware Literary Institute; Col. John Harper and his Indian Encounters during the Revolution; Exploits of Capt. Alexander Harper; a Tall Pine; a Tale about the Power of Melting Rivers; a Description of Cherry Valley from "Annals of Tryon County;" How the Indians Saved the Early Settlers; a Little Romance; a School for Boys; Details of Attacks by Indians and Tories in the Revolution; a Bear "Bares" a Frenchman; the Otsego Harold; Gen. Herkimer's Meeting with the Indian Brant in 1777; the Grave of James Fenimore Cooper; The National Baseball Museum; the Anti-Rent War; two schoolmates -- Jay Gould and John Burroughs. Names mentioned include Timothy Beach, Levi Bigelow, John Butler, James Campbell, William Campbell, Congreve, William Cooper, William Dickson, Samuel Dunlop, Silas Fitch, Ebenezer Foote, William Gallt, Groghan, Francis Whiting Halsey, Hamble, Col. John Harper, John Christopher Hartwick, Judge Hudson, Johnston, Law, Lindesay, Mitchell, Timothy Murphy, Joseph Phelon, David Ramsay, Daniel Shepherd, Peter Smith, Stewart, and John Wells. ILLUSTRATIONS depict a Southwest view of Cherry Valley, a western view of Cooperstown, an eastern view of Delhi Village and the Delaware Literary Institute in Franklin. The Howe/Barber history covers the development of this area until about 1841, while excerpts from the WPA book, give a nostalgic glympse from a 1940 vantage point, including interesting historical notes, especially as they relate to sightseeing possibilities. There's also a small map of the area from a 1948 booklet printed by the New York Telephone Company. Bookseller Inventory # 000090

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Historical Collections of the State of New York / History of Warren County / HISTORY OF WASHINGTON COUNTY

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Item Description: Spiral/Comb. Book Condition: New. No Jacket. Limited Edition Reprint. 8.5" x 11". The early days of Warren County and Washington County, NY, and their various towns and townships are recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this NEW 33 Page Booklet, reprinted primarily from two hard-to-find books: the 1841 edition of Historical Collections of the State of New York by John Warner Barber and Henry Howe, and New York, a Guide to the Empire State, a WPA project. The spiral-bound booklet is photocopied one-sided on 60# paper, with the print enlarged for easier reading. A clear vinyl sheet has been added to protect the front cover. The communities mentioned (alphabetized by first letter only) include: Argyle, Adamsville, Athol, Bolton, Bolton Landing, Buskirk's Bridge, Caldwell, Chester, Chestertown, Cambridge, Dresden, Easton, Fort Ann, Fort Edward, Fort Miller, Granville, Greenwich, Glens Falls (Glenn's Falls), Hampton, Hartford, Hebron, Hague, Horicon, Hudson Falls, Jackson, Johnsburg, Kingsbury, Lake George, Luzerne, Putnam, Queensbury, Riparius, Sandy Hill, Salem, Sabbath Day Point, Union, Warrensburg, Wevertown, White Creek, Wait's Corners, Whitehall. Among the many and diverse topics in the booklet are: the Battle of Lake George; Wise Words from Mohawk Chief Hendrick; a Bloody Pond; a Scenic Resort; the Capture of French Baron Dieskau in 1755; the Capture of Ft. William Henry and a Bloody Massacre; Major Rogers tricky escape from Indians; the Battle of Fort Ann and the dispute over "who won"; a Sketch of Ft. Edward; the tragic fate of Miss McCrea; how an Act of Kindness Saves a Life; Battle near Kingsbury; Bravery of Major Putnam; Bennington Battlefield, and many other interesting bits of history and trivia. The booklet has no index, but some of the names and sir names mentioned are: Co. Long, Jones, Campbell, Baldwin, Lt. Palmer, Cummings, James Bradshaw, Albert Baker, Francis Baylor, Schoonhoven, Capt. D'Ell, Capt. Harman, Thomas Clark, John Warford, Samuel Tomb, John Whiton, A.B. Lambert, James Proudfit, James Caldwell, Sir. William Johnson, Col. Ephraim Williams, Lt. Col. Whiting, Lt. Col. Cole, Lt. Col. Pomeroy, Gen. Lyman, Capt. Eyre, Titcomb, Col, Monroe, Gen. Webb, John Williams, Charles Lathrop Pack, Floyd Bennett, Father Isaac Jogues, Col. John Glen, Gen. Jeffrey Amherst, and Robert Rogers and of Rogers Rangers. ILLUSTRATIONS depict the Jane McCrea Tree at Fort Edward, and views of Middle Granville Union Village, Sandy Hill, Salem Village, Whitehall, Caldwell and a Distant View of the village of Glenn Falls. The Howe/Barber history covers the development of this area until about 1841, while excerpts from the WPA book, give a nostalgic glympse from a 1940 vantage point, including interesting historical notes, especially as they relate to sightseeing possibilities. There's also a small map of the area from a 1948 booklet printed by the New York Telephone Company. Bookseller Inventory # 000116

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Historical Collections of the State of New York / Allegany, Cattaraugus and Chautauqua County History

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Item Description: Spiral/Comb. Book Condition: New. No Jacket. Limited Edition Reprint. 8.5" x 11". The early days of Allegany, Cattaraugus and Chautauqua counties in Southwest New York, and their various towns and townships, are recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this NEW 34 Page Booklet primarily reprinted from two books: the 1841 edition of Historical Collections of the State of New York by John Warner Barber and Henry Howe, and the 1940 edition of New York, a Guide to the Empire State, a WPA project. The spiral-bound booklet is photocopied one-sided on 60# paper, with the print enlarged for easier reading. A clear vinyl sheet has been added to protect the front cover. The communities mentioned include: ALLEGANY COUNTY: Alfred, Allen, Almond, Amity, Andover, Angelica, Belfast, Birdsall, Bolivar, Burns, Caneadea, Centreville, Clarksville, Cuba, Eagle, Friendship, Genesee, Granger, Grove, New Hudson, Hume, Independence, Nunda, Ossian, Pike, Portage, Rushford, Scio, West Almond, Vandemark, Baker's Bridge, Phillipsburg, Hobbieville, Phillipsville, Orrinsburg, Summer's Valley, Rockville, Hunt's Hollow, Oakland and Nonda Valley. CATTARAUGUS COUNTY: Ashford, Burton, Allegany City, Cold Spring, Connewango, Dayton, Ellicottville, Farmersville, Franklinville, Cadiz, Freedom, Great Valley, Hinsdale, Humphrey, Leon, Little Valley, Lyndon, Machias, Mansfield, Napoli, New Albion, Olean, Otto, Perrysburg, Persia, Portville, Randolph, Yorkshire, Salamanca and Gowanda. CHATAUQUA (formerly Chataque) COUNTY: Awkwright, Busti, Carroll, Frewsburgh, Charlotte, Sinclairville, Chataque, Maysville, Chevry Creek, Clymer, Ellery, Ellicott, Jamestown, Ellington, French Creek, Gerry, Hanover, Silver Creek, Forestville, Harmony, Mina, Poland, Pomfret, Fredonia, Dunkirk, Portland, Ripley, Sheridan, Sherman, Stockton, Villenova, and Westfield. Among the many fascinating topics in the booklet are: the Rochester & Olean Canal; a detailed description of the Tornato of 1838; the Seneca Oil Spring; Tunnel construction for the canal; the Devil's Oven Cave; Pass of the Genesse at Portage Falls; a Lodge in the wilderness, "Hornby Lodge" and "Tunnel Park"; Indian Town of Tunes-Assah; Chief "Cornplanter; an Indian called "Big Kettle"; Chataque Lake, the Remarkable Walnut Tree that became a grocery store; Chataque Gas Springs; and a gulf known as Hog's Back. Surnames mentioned include: Wright, Church, Rawson, Heath, Swain, Basset, Burgess, Johnson, Hurlburt, Pitcher, Hoops, Aldrich, Waterman, Farnsworth, Allen, Bemas, Pendergrast, Fenton, Edson and McMahan. ILLUSTRATIONS depict the Public Buildings at Angelica, Numda Valley Village, the Pass of the Genesee at Portage Falls, Hornby Lodge at Portage Falls, Public Buildings at Ellicottville, Mayville, Jamestown, Fredonia, Dunkirk Harbor and Westfield Village. The Howe/Barber history covers the development of this area until about 1841, while excerpts from the WPA book, give a nostalgic glympse from a 1940 vantage point, including interesting historical notes, especially as they relate to sightseeing possibilities. There's also a small map of the Southwest Gateway from a 1948 booklet printed by the New York Telephone Company. Bookseller Inventory # 000086

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Historical Collections of the State of New York / Albany County History

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Item Description: Spiral/Comb. Book Condition: New. No Jacket. Limited Edition Reprint. 8.5" x 11". The early days of Albany County, NY, and its various towns and townships -- Albany, Berne, Bethlehem, Coeymans, Guilderland, Knox, New Scotland, Rensselaerville, Watervliet, West Troy, Westerlo and others -- are recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this NEW 34 Page Booklet reproduced primarily from two hard-to-find books, the 1841 edition of "Historical Collections of the State of New York" by John Warner Barber and Henry Howe, and the 1940 edition of "New York, a Guide to the Empire State", a product of the WPA Writer's Project. The spiral-bound booklet is photocopied one-sided on 60# paper, with the fine print enlarged for easier reading. A clear vinyl sheet has been added to protect the front cover. Among the many and diverse topics in the booklet are: Early settlements; Early Dutch families, Rigid Dutch rule; Description of the land; Early town names and name derivations; the Dutch West India Co.; "the Captive Boys of Rensselaerville," a hair-raising tale of Indian captivity; the Cahoes Falls, "Mother Ann" Lee and the Society of Shakers in Neskayuna; the "Oldest City in the United States"; Kiddenhooghten Hill; Animosity between Albany and Schenectady; Banks and Churches; and Stephen Van Rensselaer. ILLUSTRATIONS include a view of Albany from Greenbush Ferry, the Ancient Dutch Church in Albany, the State and City Halls in Albany, a View of Rensselaerville, and a view of the Capitol at Albany. Among the surnames mentioned are: Quackenboss, Lancing, Bleeker, Van Ness, Pruyn, Van Woert, Wendell, Van Eps, Schaats, La Battie, Jenkins, Culver, Vandyke, Hatch, Brown, Woodford, Crocker, Mumford, Brice and Deitz. The nostalgic guidebook section gives a view of the area a century later, with historical perspectives, especially as they relate to sightseeing possibilities in 1940. Also included is a map of the Capital District section of the state from a 1948 pamphlet. Bookseller Inventory # 000085

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Historical Collections of the State of New York / History of Saratoga County

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Item Description: Spiral/Comb. Book Condition: New. No Jacket. Limited Edition Reprint. 8.5" x 11". The early days of Saratoga County and its various towns and townships, are recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this NEW 35 Page Booklet, reprinted primarily from two hard-to-find books: the 1841 edition of Historical Collections of the State of New York by John Warner Barber and Henry Howe, and New York, a Guide to the Empire State, a WPA project. The spiral-bound booklet is photocopied one-sided on 60# paper, with the print enlarged for easier reading. A clear vinyl sheet has been added to protect the front cover. The communities mentioned include: Ballston, Ballston Spa, Charlton, Clarksville, Clifton Park, Corinth, Cresent, Day, Dunning Street, Edinburgh, Factory Village, Fortville, Galway, Galway's Corners, Gansevoortville, Greensboro, Hadley, Hadley on the Hudson, Hagedorns Mills, Half Moon, Johnsboro, Malta, Maltaville, Mechanicsville, Middletown, Milton, Moreau, Northumberland, Popes Corners, Providence, Reynolds Corners, Saratoga, Schuylerville, Saratoga Springs, Stillwater, Victory Mills, Waterford, Wilton, and West Galway. Among the many and diverse topics in the booklet are: the Discovery and Develpment of the Mineral Springs; the Surrender of Burgoyne with the Articles of Capitulation (or Convention); the Meeting of Gen. Gates and Gen. Burgoyne; Detailed Account of the Battle at Stillwater; a letter written by the Baroness Reidesel, who was anticipating dinner with the British officers when the battle began; the "imperfect" Saratoga Monument at Schuylerville; Saratoga Battlefield State Park; Horse Racing at Saratoga Springs; Saratoga "Queen of the Spas"; the Casino, built by John Morrissey, the undefeated bare-knuckle champion; Skidmore College; facilities at the Saratoga Springs Reservation; and an early form of branding cattle and the first potato chips. The booklet has no index, but names mentioned include: the Rev. Eliphalet Ball, Nicholas Low, Gen. Philip Schuyler, Gen. Putnam, Gen. Lincoln, George Strover, Brig. Gen. Fellows, Col. Daniel Morgan, Brig. Gen. Nixon, Brig. Gen. Glover, Col. James Wilkinson, Capt. Goodale, Gen. Learned, Lt. Col. Brooks, Lt. Col. Tupper, J. Walker, Col. M. Jackson, Gen. Benedict Arnold, Col. Cilley, Gen. Poor, Lt. Col. Colburn, Gen. Grant, Granny Andrews, Col. John Stark, Col. E.E. Ellsworth, Illetie Van Slyck Van Olinde, Anthony Van Schaick, Father Isaac Jogues, Gideon Putnam, "Aunt Kate" Weeks, Spencer Trask, Sir William Johnson, Victor Herbert, Richard Canfield, Lucy Skidmore Scribner, Jacobus Barhyte, Edgar Allan Poe, and the sir names: McDonald, Douglass, Freeman, Kosciusko, Dearborn, Pattison and Ten Broeck. ILLUSTRATIONS depict the Schuyler Mansion, a View of the Battleground in Stillwater, the house where a British General died, and views of Saratoga Springs, Ballston and Waterford. The Howe/Barber history covers the development of this area until about 1841, while excerpts from the WPA book, give a nostalgic glympse from a 1940 vantage point, including interesting historical notes, especially as they relate to sightseeing possibilities. There's also a small map of the area from a 1948 booklet printed by the New York Telephone Company. Bookseller Inventory # 000111

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Historical Collections of the State of New York / Monroe County History

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Item Description: Spiral/Comb. Book Condition: New. No Jacket. Limited Edition Reprint. 8.5" x 11". The early days of Monroe County, New York, and its various towns and townships, including Rochester, are recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this NEW 35 Page Booklet, reprinted primarily from two hard-to-find books: the 1841 edition of Historical Collections of the State of New York by John Warner Barber and Henry Howe, and New York, a Guide to the Empire State, a WPA project. The spiral-bound booklet is photocopied one-sided on 60# paper, with the print enlarged for easier reading. A clear vinyl sheet has been added to protect the front cover. The communities mentioned include: Brockport, Brighton, Blossomsville, Chili, Churchville, Clarkson, Davis' Corners, Gates, Greece, Henrietta, Hartwell's Corners, Irondequoit, Mendon, Ogden, Perrinton, Pittsford, Penfield, Port Genesee, Parma, Riga, Rochester, Sweden, Webster, and Wheatland. Among the many and diverse topics in the booklet are: Comments from early Travelers; Early Land Prices; Where Names Came from; Churches in Rochester; Sacrifice Rites of the Seneca Indians; the Remarkable and Amusing Defense of Rochester in 1814; the University of Rochester; Flour, flowers, and other Industries; and an extensive section on Rochester with sixty "Points of Interest." A 1940 Rochester street map is also included. The booklet has no index, but some of the names and sir names mentioned are: Phelps, King, Granger, Greaves, Hanford, Smith, Felt, Col. Nathaniel Rochester, Hamlet Scrantom, Abelard Reynolds, Major Charles Carroll, Col. William Fitzhugh, Ebenezer Allen, Pulteney, Brown, Ely, Stone, Scott, Russel Noble, Frances E. Willard of WCTU fame, George B. Selden "father of the automobile," John T. Trowbridge (author of boys' books), Mary Jane Holmes (novelist), the Fox sisters (spiritualists), Frederick Douglass (runaway slave), George Taylor, David Kendall, John Jacob Bausch, Henry Lomb, William Gleason, George Eastman, Casper Pfaudler, Frank Ritter, Libanus and George Todd, J. Harry Stedman (inventer of the streetcar transfer), Dr. Edward Mott Moore, and Daniel W. Powers. ILLUSTRATIONS depict Buffalo Street in Rochester, Genesee Falls, and a Collegiate Building at Brockport. The Howe/Barber history covers the development of this area until about 1841, while excerpts from the WPA book, give a nostalgic glimpse from a 1940 vantage point, including interesting historical notes, especially as they relate to sightseeing possibilities. There's also a small map of the area from a 1948 booklet printed by the New York Telephone Company. Bookseller Inventory # 000099

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Item Description: Spiral/Comb. Book Condition: New. No Jacket. Limited Edition Reprint. 8.5" x 11". The early days of three New York counties, Ontario, Yates and Seneca, and their various towns and townships are recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this NEW 35 Page Booklet, reprinted primarily from two hard-to-find books: the 1841 edition of Historical Collections of the State of New York by John Warner Barber and Henry Howe, and New York, a Guide to the Empire State, a WPA project. The spiral-bound booklet is photocopied one-sided on 60# paper, with the print enlarged for easier reading. A clear vinyl sheet has been added to protect the front cover. The communities mentioned (alphabetized by first letter only) include: Bristol, Bearysville, Bridgeport, Barrington, Benton, Branchport, Bayleytown, Canadice, Canoga, Canandaigua, Clifton Springs, Covert, Coonsville, Dublin, Dundee, East Bloomfield, Eddyville, Fayette, Farmersville, Farmington, Gorham, Geneva, Hopewell, Hopewell Center, Hopeton, Hoytes, Italy, Jerusalem, Junius, Lakemont, Lodi, Manchester, Mendon, Middlesex, Milo, Naples, North Romulus, Ovid, Orleans, Penn Yan, Potter, Port Gibson, Phelps, Pitts Flats, Romulus, Romulusville, Richmond, Richmond Centre, Seneca, Seneca Falls, Starkey, Shortsville, Tyre, Victor, Varick, Vienna, Wayland, West Fayette, West Richmond, Waterloo and Yatesville. Among the many and diverse topics in the booklet are: Jemina Wilkinson, self-styled "Universal Friend" and founder of a religious sect; the Ontario Female Seminary and the Canandaigua Academy; Geneva College, Red Jacket's Speech and Indian Negotiations; Pioneer Fortitude; a Traveler's Description of Geneva in 1800; Amelia Jenks Bloomer, Mrs. Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony and the Suffragette Movement in Seneca Falls; World's Largest Horse; the Patriarch Elm, the Balm of Gilead Tree, the Naples Tree and the Scythe Tree; Hobart College; William Smith College for Women, Bare Hill, sacred to the Seneca; Oliver Phelps, land speculator; the flight of Red Wing; the Brigham Young house; Ebenezer Horton, the Ontario Hermit; the World's Largest Sauerkraut Factory; and many other interesting bits of history and trivia. The booklet has no index, but some of the names and surnames mentioned are: Henry Howe, Oliver Phelps, Thomas Morris, Gorham, Judge Atwater, Greig, Capt. Pills, Gideon Granger, Nathaniel Gorham, Capt. Williamson, Powell, Colt, Johnstone, Hllet, Rees, Bogart, Beekman, Horatio Jones, Lawrence Van Clief, Col. Mynderse, James Bennet, Col. John Harris, Elisha Williams, R. Swift, Abraham Waggener, Mrs. Elizabeth Smith Miller, Clarence H. Van Wickle, James Wyburn Johnson, Robert Selden Rose Jr., Boody, Capt. Charles Williamson, Pierre Paris Irving, Dr. Benjamin Hall, Bishop Henry Hobart, Dr. John Towler, W. B. Douglas, Myndert Wemp, Samuel Kirkland, Dr. William R. Brooks, William Walker, William Wood, John Canfield Spencer, General Peter B. Porter, Fideon Granger, Dr. Edson Carr, Herman Chapin, Roswell Humphrey, Charles Garrett, Glenn Curtiss, Casey Baldwin, John McCurdy, Carl Carmer, D. Dana Luther, Father Jean Pierron, Timothy Ryan, Peter Whitmer, and "The Great Shadow," a Mohawk chief. ILLUSTRATIONS depict the Jemina Wilkinson House, a view of Penn Yan, a view of Seneca Falls showing one of the locks, the Courthouse in Waterloo, central Canandaigua, and the Canandaigua Academy. The Howe/Barber history covers the development of this area until about 1841, while excerpts from the WPA book, give a nostalgic glimpse from a 1940 vantage point, including interesting historical notes, especially as they relate to sightseeing possibilities. There's also a small map of the area from a 1948 booklet printed by the New York Telephone Company. Bookseller Inventory # 000106

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Item Description: Spiral/Comb. Book Condition: New. No Jacket. Limited Edition Reprint. 8.5" x 11". The early days of Chemung, Steuben and Tioga Counties, and their various towns and townships, are recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this NEW 36 Page Booklet reprinted primarily from two hard-to-find books: the 1841 edition of Historical Collections of the State of New York by John Warner Barber and Henry Howe, and New York, a Guide to the Empire State, a WPA project. The spiral-bound booklet is photocopied one-sided on 60# paper, with the print enlarged for easier reading. A clear vinyl sheet has been added to protect the front cover. The communities mentioned include: CHEMUNG COUNTY: Big Flats, Catherines, Havana, Catlin, Cayuta, Cehmung, Dix, Elmira, Erin, Southport, Wellsburg, and Veteran. STEUBEN COUNTY: Addison, Bath, Avoca, Kenadaville, Mud Creek, Bradford, Cameron, Campbell, Canisteo, Caton, Conhocton, Liberty, Blood's Corners, Patchin's Mills, Dansville, Erwin, Greenwood, Hornby, Hornellsville, Howard, Bennet's Flats, Jasper, Adamsport, Lindley, Orange, Painted Post, Centreville, Knoxville, Prattsburg, Pulteney, Reading, Irelandville, Jefferson, Savoy, Troupsburg, Tyrone, Urbana, Hammondsport, Wayne, Wheeler, Woodhull, Newville, Corning, Hornell, and Wayland. TIOGA COUNTY: Barton, Factoryville, Berkshire, Candor, Newark, Newark Valley, Nichols, Rushville, Canfield's Corners, Owego, Richford, Spencer, Tioga, Smithborough, and Ransomville. Among the many and diverse topics in the booklet are: How Elmira Came to be called "Elmira"; Early settlers and the Cost of Land; the Indian Pathway; an Unruly Indian Visitor; the Treaty of the 6 Nations with the United States at the Council Tree in Elmira with Red Jacket, Timothy Pickering and others; a Visit by French Royalty; the remarkable Catherine Montour (Queen Esther); Spanish Hill, an Unusual Mound with vestiages of Early Fortifications; Canals and Railroads, the Battle of Chemung in the Revolutionary War; the Rapid Development of Bath; the Story of the Painted Post; The Bunion Derby; Kanisteo Castle, an Outlaws Refuge; Elim Bible School Camp Meetings; Elmira College for Women; Corning Glass Works; the Observatory Museum; the Cradle of American Aviation; the Pleasent Valley Winery, early Champagne Makers; Indian Customs; Surviving Famines, Tom Platt's Annual Pancake Breakfasts; and Points of Interest in Elmira. Names mentioned include: David Ayres, Watkins, Col. John Hendy, John Miller, Capt. Partridge, Thomas Hendy, Marks, Solomon Southwich, Nathaniel Seely, Moses DeWitt, White, Guy Maxwell, Samuel Hepburn, Mrs. Theodose Crane, Richard DuPont, Peter Riedel, Nathan Teall, Abner Wright, Mathias Arnot, Joel Steel, Thomas Beecher, Simeon Benjamin, Dr. Augustus Cowles, Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain), Olivia Langdon, Ossip Gabrilowitsch, Zebulon Brockway, Capt. Charles Williamson, Johnstone, George Edwards, Dugald Cameron, Solomon Bennett, Stevens, Capt. Jemison, Freegift Patchin, George Hornell, James McMaster, Amos Draper, William Tylor, Hudson, Dr. Lucius Allen, Col. David Pixley, Thomas Collier Platt, Roscoe Conkling and Theodore Dreiser. ILLUSTRATIONS depict a Distant View of the Village of Elmira, the East side of Pulteney Square in Bath, an Early Method of Pounding Corn, the west view of the Courthouse and Other Buildings in Owego. Much of this area was sparcely developed in 1841, but excerpts from the WPA book fill in some of the gaps. Produced by the WPA Writer's Project and originally printed in 1940, it gives a nostalgic glympse of the area with interesting historical notes, especially as they relate to sightseeing possibilities. Some of the names mentioned in this section include: Jacob Smith Moody, Dr. Trudeau, John Brown, Henry Van Hoevenberg, Josephine Schofield, John Fitch, Rosewell Morse Shurleff, A. F. Tait, A. H. Wyant, Noah Porter, William James, Willard Fiske, Charles Dudley Warner, Felix Adler, the Rev. Joseph Twichell, the Rev. Horace Bushnell, Thomas Davidson, Charles Corning, Gersham Cook, William Stillman, Ralph Wa. Bookseller Inventory # 000088

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Item Description: Spiral/Comb. Book Condition: New. No Jacket. Limited Edition Reprint. 8.5" x 11". The early days of Dutchess County and its various towns and townships, are recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this NEW 38 Page Booklet, reproduced primarily from two hard-to-find books: the 1841 edition of Historical Collections of the State of New York by John Warner Barber and Henry Howe, and New York, a Guide to the Empire State, a WPA project. The spiral-bound booklet is photocopied on 60# paper, with the print enlarged for easier reading. A clear plastic sheet has been added to protect the front cover. The communities mentioned include: Amenia, Arlington, Attlebury, Bangall, Beacon, Beekman, Cackemeyer's Mills, Carthage, Clinton, Dover, East Park, Federal Store, Fishkill, Franklinville, Gayhead, Glenham, Hammertown, Hartsville, Hopewell, Hughsonville, Hull's Mills Hyde Park, Johnsonville, Lafayette Corners, LaGrange, Mechanicsville, Milan, Millbrook, Millerton, New Hackensack, North East, Pawling, Peckville, Pine Plains, Pleasant Plains, Pleasant Valley, Poughquake, Poughkeepsie, Pulver's Corners, Red Hook, Rhinebeck, Rock City, Rocky Glen, Salt Point, Schultz Corners, Separate, Shenandoah, Shookville, Spencer's Corners, Stanford, Stewart's Corners, Stormville, Union Vale, Upper Landing, Wappingers Falls, Washington Hollow, and Wassaic. Among the many and diverse topics in the booklet are: the Stone Church at Dover, Human Bones found on the Sprout Creek; the Revolutionary Soldiers Barracks and Graveyard; Wharton House, scene of J. Fennimore Cooper novel; Newspaper items; Tombstone Inscriptions; the First Home in Poughkeepsie; Theft of a Silver Spoon; the Rev. Freeborn Garrettson, itinerant preacher; the Nine Partners School; early Dutch homes; a Tom Quick story; Old Drovers Inn; Early Schools and Churches; the Franklin Rossevelt Library, and Vassar College and other Points of Interest in Poughkeepsie. The booklet has no index, but some of the names mentioned are: Richard Sackett, Winegar, Isaac Van Wyck, Nicholas Van Vrancken, Depeyster, Brinkerhoff, Thomas, Mary Ferrari, Lt. Col. Barber, Van Kleek, Bartlett, Sanders, Griggs, Beekman, Garrettson, Livingston, Jacob Willetts (author of "Thirty days hath September"), Sarah Newcomb (house builder), Col, Platt, Modjeski, Moran, Mumford, Spingarn, Borden, Baxter, Whitman, Wing, Admiral John Worden, Lowell Thomas, Albert Akin, Redder, Livingston, Thompson, Traphagen, Kip, Brown, Astor, Morton, Hunt, Lewis, Mills, James Paulding (author of "Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers"), McVickar, Dr. Bard, Dr. Hosack, Stoutenburgh, Rombout, Brett, Fort, Kent, Engelbert Huff, Looudon, Dudley, Brinkerhoff, Van Wyck, Berge, and Matthew Vassar. ILLUSTRATIONS depict the Dover Stone Church; Factory Buildings in Matteawan, Fishkill; the Old Dutch Stone Church, Fishkill; the Van Kleek House, Poughkeepsie Collegiate School; the Methodist Church and Academy at Rhinebeck; and a full page view of Poughkeepsie. The Howe/Barber history covers the development of this area until about 1841, while excerpts from the WPA book, give a nostalgic glympse from a 1940 vantage point, including interesting historical notes, especially as they relate to sightseeing possibilities. There's also a small map of the area from a 1948 booklet printed by the New York Telephone Company. Bookseller Inventory # 000091

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Historical Collections of the State of New York / Jefferson County History / Lewis County History

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Item Description: Spiral/Comb. Book Condition: New. No Jacket. Limited Edition Reprint. 8.5" x 11". The early days of Jefferson County and Lewis County and their various towns and townships, are recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this NEW 39 Page Booklet, reproduced primarily from two hard-to-find books: the 1841 edition of Historical Collections of the State of New York by John Warner Barber and Henry Howe, and New York, a Guide to the Empire State, a WPA project. The spiral-bound booklet is photocopied on 60# paper, with the print enlarged for easier reading. A clear vinyl sheet has been added to protect the front cover. The communities mentioned include: Adams, Alexandria Bay, Antwerp, Brownville, Cape Vincent, Champion, Chaumont, Clayton, Constableville, Depauville, Deferiet, Denmark, Dexter, Diana, Evans Mills, Great Bend, Greig, Harrisburg, Hounsfield, Le Ray, Leraysville, Leyden, Lorraine, Lowville, Lyme, Lyons Falls, Mannsville, Martinburg, Natural Bridge, Orleans, Oxbow, Pamelia, Philadelphis, Port Ontario, Rodman, Rutland, Sackett's Harbor,Watertown, Wilna, West Carthage. The many and diverse topics in the booklet include: Military action in 1814 at Henderson, the Treacherous Death and Burial Site of of Gen. Zebulon Pike; the attack on Sackett's Harbor, How hunger saved a soldier's life, Ancient works at Rutland, Early industry, religion and education in Watertown, early tragedies, a Feud and a $5 Reward; Caves, Natural Bridge, Chimney Point, a remarkable Chasm, and other scenic wonders; How Peebles Slide got its name; a Colorful Bigomist, Joseph Bonaparte; the Thousand Islands and Adirondacks area; Woolworth's first five cent sale; and the Religious successes of Charles Finney and Joseph Smith; and other tidbits of history and trivia. Names mentioned include: Major Forsythe, Major King, Major Eustis, Lt. Riddle, Col. McClure, Lt. Fanning, Col. Pearce, Lt. Horrel, Gen. Brown, Col. E. Backus, Lt. Chauncey, Col. John Mills, Capt. McMitt, Major Aspinwall, Major Laval, Lt. Talman, Capt. A. Spencer, Col. Tuttle, Lt. Col. Dix, Major Johnson, Lt. Vandeventer, Brig. Gen. L. Covington, John Brown, Augustus Sackett, Mrs. McGwinn, Henry Coffin, Zechariah Butterfield, John Hall, Philo Johnson, Leonard, Rise, Mix, Lazel, Leavenworth, Porter, Cook, Banks, Bacon, Cowan, Thornton, Doolittle, Canfield, Keyes, Huntington, William Smith, Paddock, Calhoun, Nicholas Low, Jonathan Rogers, Moses Waters, James Bailey, Isaac Perry, William Davenport, Charles Davenport, Judge Kelly, Silas Stow, Moses Coffin, David Cobb, Isaac Clinton, Elijah Baldwin, Walter Martin, Eherd Stevens, Nathan Cheney, James Murdock, Baroness Jenika de Ferriet, Stephen Blanchard, Dr. Samuel Guthrie, Maria Amerigo Vespucci, James LeRay de Chaumont, Emma Flower Taylor, J. Sterling Morton, Marshal Grouchy, Louis Peugnet, Count Pierre Francois Real, Camille Armand, Professor Pigeon, General Roland, William Constable, and Dr. Franklin b. Hough. ILLUSTRATIONS depict Chimney Point Gulf, Martinsburg, Jefferson Barracks at Sacketts Harbor, and views of Adams, Watertown and Lowville. The Howe/Barber history covers the development of this area until about 1841, while excerpts from the WPA book, give a nostalgic glympse from a 1940 vantage point, including interesting historical notes, especially as they relate to sightseeing possibilities. There's also a small map of the area from a 1948 booklet printed by the New York Telephone Company. Bookseller Inventory # 000095

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The Allan Goldberg Collection of United States Postal History, Specialized Auction Catalog, Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries, New York, Sale 939, September 26, 2007

Scott R. Trepel

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Item Description: Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries, Inc., 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: Like New. with prices realized. The Allan Goldberg Collection of United States Postal History, Specialized Auction Catalog, Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries, New York, Sale 939, September 26, 2007. 136 lots, illustrated in full color. A great reference item for your philatelic library. Bookseller Inventory # DW-CBUW-AD8G

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Historical Collections of the State of New York / History of Oneida County

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Item Description: Spiral/Comb. Book Condition: New. No Jacket. Limited Edition Reprint. 8.5" x 11". The early days of Oneida County, New York, and its various towns, and townships -- including Utica -- are recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this NEW 44 Page Booklet, reprinted primarily from two hard-to-find books: the 1841 edition of Historical Collections of the State of New York by John Warner Barber and Henry Howe, and New York, a Guide to the Empire State, a WPA project. The spiral-bound booklet is photocopied one-sided on 60# paper, with the print enlarged for easier reading. A clear vinyl sheet has been added to protect the front cover. Besides Utica, the communities mentioned (alphabetized by first letter only) include: Annsville, Augusta, Boonville, Camden, Clinton, Deerfield, Florence, Holland Patent, Kirkland, Knox's Corners, Lee, Marcy, Marshall, New Hartford, New York Mills, Oriskany, Paris, Prospect, Remsen, Rome, South Trenton, Sangerfield, Steuben, Sherrill, Sauquoit, Trenton, Vernon, Verona, Vienna, Westmoreland, Western, Whitestown, Whitesboro, and Yorkville. Among the many and diverse topics in the booklet are: Life of Oneida, Indian chief who lived 110 years; Graveyard Inscriptions; Place Names; Early settlers; An Incident involving Whiskey in a Courtroom; How Trickery Saved Fort Stanwix (now Rome) during the Revolution; Anecdotes about Baron Steuben; a Remarkable Story of a Dog; Growth of Utica; How three Squaws Saved a Preacher; Hamilton College, Clinton Liberal Institute, Oneida Institute of Science and Industry; The Bloody Battle near Whitestown and Oriskany; First Stars and Stripes Flag in Battle; the Milk Strike of 1933; the Notorious Loomis Gang at Nine Mile Swamp; and many other interesting bits of history and trivia. There's also a 1940 street map of Utica. The booklet has no index, but some of the names and surnames mentioned are: Samuel Kirkland, Backus, Norton, Hathaway, Perkins Cozier, White, Cochrane, Hughes, Jedediah Sanger, Dan Bradley, Rev. Johnson, Roof, Brodock, Bethuel Dodd, Dr. Hillyer, Dr. Carnahan, James Dean, Platt, L'Hommedieu, Smith, Maynard, Col. Peter Gansevoort, Col. Marinus Willett; John B. Jervis, Isaac Paris Jr., George Eastman, Charlemagne Tower, Thomas R. Proctor, Philip Schuyler, John Bradstreet, the Weaver, Realll and Demuth families, Peter Smith, John Post, Gerrit Boon, Frank W. Woolworth (the 5 and Dime king), Moses Baggs, James Watson Williams, Horatio Seymour, Rutger Miller, Roscoe Conkling, Justus H. Rathbone (founder of the Order of the Knights of Pythias), Gen. Francis E. Spinner, Capt.Elam Lynds, Capt. William Clarke, Greenfield Poke, and Dr. Amariah Brigham. ILLUSTRATIONS depict Hamilton College in Kirkland, the Clinton Liberal Institute in Kirkland, the Grave of Baron Steuben, Genesee and Washington Streets in Utica (full page), Trenton Falls at Trenton, Oneida Institute in Whitestown, the House of Judge White in Whitestown, and the town of Rome. The Howe/Barber history covers the development of this area until about 1841, while excerpts from the WPA book, give a nostalgic glympse from a 1940 vantage point, including interesting historical notes, especially as they relate to sightseeing possibilities. There's also a small map of the area from a 1948 booklet printed by the New York Telephone Company. Bookseller Inventory # 000104

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Historical Collections of the State of New York / History of Onondaga County

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Item Description: Spiral/Comb. Book Condition: New. No Jacket. Limited Edition Reprint. 8.5" x 11". The early days of Onondaga County and its various towns and townships, including Syracuse, are recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this NEW 45 Page Booklet, reprinted primarily from two hard-to-find books: the 1841 edition of Historical Collections of the State of New York by John Warner Barber and Henry Howe, and New York, a Guide to the Empire State, a WPA project. The spiral-bound booklet is photocopied one-sided on 60# paper, with the print enlarged for easier reading. A clear vinyl sheet has been added to protect the front cover. The communities mentioned include: Amboy, Apulia, Baldwinsville, Belleisle, Betts Corners, Borodino, Camillus, Canton, Cicero, Clay, DeWitt, Eagle, Elbridge, Fabius, Fayetteville, Franklinville, Geddes, Hartsville, Jamesville, Jordan, Kirkville, Lafayette, Little Utica, Liverpool, Lysander, Macksville, Manlius, Marcellus, Matthews Mills, Onondaga, Onondaga Hollow, Orisco, Orville, Otisco, Peru, Plainville, Pompey, Salina, Skaneateles, Spafford, Tulley, Tully, Van Buren, Vesper, and Wellington. Among the many and diverse topics in the booklet are: Early Settlers, Customs, Churches, Schools, Newspapers, and Business Enterprises; Miss Rachel Baker, a remarkable case of devotional somnium (sleep with religion); the Onondaga Indian Tribe, distinguished both as orators and warriors, and the Reservation; Evidence of an early Spanish settlement at Pompey (later proven a hoax), and the Cardiff Giant (a $25,000 hoax); Rapid Growth of Syracuse after opening of Erie Canal; Salt Production;an ill-fated French settlement, an Indian Uprising, and a Secret Escape; New York State Fair; Underground Railroad stops and the Jerry Rescue incident; an Syracuse early visitor, Charles Dickens; and interesting tidbits on willow weaving, eel weirs, frogs' leg dinners and teasel raising. A 1940 Syracuse street map is also included. The booklet has no index, but some of the names mentioned are: David Tripp, Gen. A. Danforth, Cyrus Kinne, Billy McKee, Jenny Mulholland, Conrad Lower, Salmon Sherwood, Phineas Stevens, William Ward, Azariah Smith, William J. Bulkeley, H. Hickox, James Selkrigg, A. S. Hollister, Jesse Pound, Samuel Hopkins, Hezekiah Woodruff, Ralph Cushman, Hiram Kellogg, John Ingersoll, Talcott Bates, Carlos Smith, Amzi Benedict, John J. Slocum, Charles Morton, D. Bellamy, Abraham Romain, James O. Rockwell (poet), Ephraim Webster (James Fenimore Cooper's Natty Bumppo?), Major Asa Danforth, Comfort Tyler, La Sieur Dupuys, the Father Claude Dablon, Father Simon LeMoyne, Father Joseph Chaumonot, Francis Le Mercier, Father Freemen, Father Mesnard, Joseph Barber, Pres. Grover Cleveland, Rev. Frederic C. Huntington, John A. Schaeffer, Baron Von Steuben, Gen. Van Rensselaer, William George Fargo, Gov. Horatio Seymour, Abraham A. Cuddeback, Dr. W. C. Thomas, Gerrit Smith, John Anderson Collins, Lydia P. Mott, William Snook, William Newell, John Fischer, James Geddes, Joshua Forman, John Wilkinson, Thomas G. Alvord, Vivus W. Smith, Abraham Walton, Thomas Wiard, Nicholas Mickles, Anthony Will, John D. Gray, Lyman C. Smith, Alexander T. Brown, H.H. Franklin, John Wilkinson, William "Jerry" Henry (escaped slave), Dr. Samuel J. May and Gerrit Smith, and the sir names: Foster, Krebs, Adams, de Lauson, Dyer, Burton, Clark, McCarthy, Appleton, Reed, Olds, Davis, Pardee. ILLUSTRATIONS depict the Central part of Manlius; Council House of the Onondagas; Central part of Syracuse with Erie Canal; a Field of Salt Vats, Salina; Internal View of a Salt Manufactory; . The Howe/Barber history covers the development of this area until about 1841, while excerpts from the WPA book, give a nostalgic glympse from a 1940 vantage point, including interesting historical notes, especially as they relate to sightseeing possibilities. There's also a small map of the area from a 1948 booklet printed by the New York Telephone Company. Bookseller Inventory # 000105

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Historical Collections of the State of New York / Erie County History

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Item Description: Spiral/Comb. Book Condition: New. No Jacket. Limited Edition Reprint. 8.5" x 11". The early days of Erie County in the State of New York, and its various towns and townships, are recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this NEW 46 Page Booklet, reproduced primarily from two hard-to-find books: the 1841 edition of Historical Collections of the State of New York by John Warner Barber and Henry Howe, and New York, a Guide to the Empire State, a WPA project. The spiral-bound booklet is photocopied on 60# paper, with the print enlarged for easier reading. A clear vinyl sheet has been added to protect the front cover. The communities mentioned include: Alden, Amherst, Boston, Black Rock, Buffalo, Brant, Cattaraugus Indian Reservation, Cheektowaga, Clarence, Colden, Collins, Concord, Cowlesville, Depew, East Aurora, Eden, Evans, Folsomdale, Forestville, Gowanda, Hamburg, Holland, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Newstead, North Collins, Orchard Park, Sardenia, Springville, Tonawanda, Tonawanda Indian Reservation, Town Line, Wales, and Williamsville. Among the many and diverse topics in the booklet are: War of 1812 battles; the Burning of Buffalo; the Seneca Church on the Indian Reservation; the Life and Death of Indian Chief Red Jacket; Grand Island Boundary Dispute; Plan for a Jewish City; Efforts to Remove Indians from County; Inscriptions from an Indian Burial Ground; The Roycroft Shops founded by Elbert Hubbard; Father Baker's Colony; Little Poland; Buffalo Harbor;and the Rapid Development of Buffalo, including a 1940 street map. Names mentioned include: Joseph Ellicott, Gen. Jacob Brown, Gen. Peter Porter, Samuel Wilkeson, Edwin P. Christy, Pres. Millard Fillmore, Henry Huntington Sizer, the Rev. Wright, Jones, White, Major Noah, "Frankie" Folsom and Pres. Grover Cleveland, Rudolph Wurlitzer, Ahaz Allen, Ellen Beach Yaw, David Leroy, George Abbott, Charles E. Burchfield, Samuel Clemens,John Joseph Albright, Francis and Agnes Tracy, Frank Lloyd Wright, and others. ILLUSTRATIONS depict the House of Red Jacket, the Seneca Mission House, a view of Buffalo and a distant view of the Black Rock area. The Howe/Barber history covers the development of this area until about 1841, while excerpts from the WPA book, give a nostalgic glympse from a 1940 vantage point, including interesting historical notes, especially as they relate to sightseeing possibilities. There's also a small map of the area from a 1948 booklet printed by the New York Telephone Company. Bookseller Inventory # 000092

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Historical Collections of the State of New York / Greene County History / Columbia County History

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Item Description: Spiral/Comb. Book Condition: New. No Jacket. Limited Edition Reprint. 8.5" x 11". The early days of Greene County and Columbia County, New York, and their various towns and townships, are recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this NEW 47 Page Booklet, reproduced primarily from two hard-to-find books: the 1841 edition of Historical Collections of the State of New York by John Warner Barber and Henry Howe, and New York, a Guide to the Empire State, a WPA project. The spiral-bound booklet is photocopied on 60# paper, with the print enlarged for easier reading. A clear vinyl sheet has been added to protect the front cover. The communities mentioned include: Acra, Ancram, Ashland, Athens, Austerlitz, Boston CornersCairo, Canaan, Canaan Corners, Catskill, Chatham, Chatham Corners, Claverack, Clermont, Copake, Copake Falls, Coxsackie, Craryville, East Windham, Gallatin, Germantown, Ghent, Green River, Greenville, Hillsdale, Hudson, Hunter, Kinderhook, Lebanon Springs, Leeds, Lexington, Livingston, New Baltimore, New Lebanon, Palenville, Prattsville, Red Rock, Spencertown, Stockport, Stuyvesant, Taghkanic, Tannersville, Valatie and Windham. Among the many and diverse topics in the booklet are: Murder of Sally Hamilton of Athens; Pine Orchard and Mountain House, a hotel on Catskill Mountain at Hunter; Kaaterskill Falls as described by early vacationer; a "mouthful" of humor; a long-awaited death sentence with ghostly overtones; the Ancram Iron Works; John Marshall & Co. Calico Print Works, Early Difficulties between Landlords and Tenants; Settlement of Germantown; Gravestone Inscriptions; Name Derivations; Birthplace of President Martin Van Buren; the Shakers of New Lebanon; the shrieking woman tied to a horse's tail and other legends; Prohibition home of Jack "Legs" Diamond; Tanbark peelers, Ropewalk spinners, Hoop-shaving and other interesting occupations; the Mount Lebanon Shaker Settlement; Gov. Samuel J. Tilden (who lost the presidency by one vote), the Kinderhook "Tea Party"; the Hexagonal House and the Octagonal House; and the Robert Livingston family, their lives and manor houses. The booklet has no index, but some of the names mentioned are: Alexander, Barnard, Coffin, Duane, Goodrich, Greene, Jones, Kissam, Hamilton, Jenkins, Minturn, Capt. Noble, Northrop, Paddock, Pendergraft, John Van Rennelaer, Scott, Smith, Ashbel Stoddard, Thurston, Washington Irving, Jomes Fenimore Cooper, John Cowper Powys, Arthur Davison Ficke, Alan Devoe, Hendrick Van Rensselaer, Alexander Hamilton, Harry Croswell, Ludlow, Miller, Vanderbo, Chancellor Livingston (introduced Merino sheep to America), David Abeel, Hamlin Garland, Enoch Hyde, Benjamin Hall, Thurlow Weed (political boss), Jairns Munson, Zadock Pratt, Joseph Meacham, Benjamin Budd, David Brainard, Captain Thomas Hitchcock, Judah Laurence, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Eugene Jay Boissivain, Yankee Sullivan, John Morrissey, President Martin Van Buren, Aaron Vanderpoels, Van de Bogarts, Thomas Burt, Beekman, Richard Upjohn, Orson S. Fowler, Aaron Staats, Capt. Seth Macy, Job Center, Jan Frans Van Hoesen, Collier, Major Gen. William Worth, Robert Jenkins, Seth Jenkins, Ralph Adams Cram, William G. Harrison, Mary Penn Allen, Robert Fulton, General John Ross Delafield, General Samuel Ten Broeck, Jan Van Loon, Pieter Bronck family, Leonard Bronck Lampman, Charles L. Beach, Thomas Cole (artist), Frederick Edwin Church, Calvert Vaux, Peter de Labigarre, Robert B. Ward, Dr. John Bard, Gen. John Armstrong, and Robert Donaldson ILLUSTRATIONS depict the Hudson City from Prospect Hill; Allen¿s Monument; Birthplace of Van Buren, Kinderhook; Shaker Buildings in New Lebanon.; Northwestern View of Catskill; Catskill Mountain House. The Howe/Barber history covers the development of this area until about 1841, while excerpts from the WPA book, give a nostalgic glympse from a 1940 vantage point, including interesting historical notes, especially as they relate to sightseeing possibilities. There's also a small map of the area from a 1948 booklet printed by. Bookseller Inventory # 000093

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Item Description: Spiral/Comb. Book Condition: New. No Jacket. Limited Edition Reprint. 8.5" x 11". The early days of Hamilton, Fulton and Mongomery Counties, three counties in New York's Mohawk Valley, and their various towns and townships, are recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this NEW 48 Page Booklet, reproduced primarily from two hard-to-find books: the 1841 edition of Historical Collections of the State of New York by John Warner Barber and Henry Howe, and New York, a Guide to the Empire State, a WPA project. The spiral-bound booklet is photocopied one-sided on 60# paper, with the print enlarged for easier reading. A clear vinyl sheet has been added to protect the front cover. The communities mentioned include: Amsterdam, Arietta, Auriesville, Baker's Mills, Bleeker, Broadalbin, Canajoharie, Caughnawaga, Charleston, Eagle Bay, Ephrata, Fonda, Fort Johnson, Florida, Gilman, Glen, Gloversville, Hope, Indian Lake, Johnstown, Lake Pleasant, Long Lake, Mayfield, Minden, Mohawk, Morehouse, North Creek, Northampton, Oppenheim, Palatine Bridge, Perth, Root, St. Johnsville, Speculator, Stratford, Vail Mills, Wells, and Wevertown. Among the many and diverse topics in the booklet are: Stories of Sir William Johnson, his Influence over Indians, and his Pretentious Mansion; Sir John Johnson, "scourge of Mohawk Valley"; an Exchange of Dreams; "Diploma" for the Indians; Tombstone Inscriptions; Indian Rock Painting; Stories of the famous Indian Chief, Joseph Brant; the Taking of 3 Mohawk Castles in 1692-3; the Unusual Design of Fort Plain, Queen Anne's Chapel; Indian tale of Brother Killing Brother; Stories of Teahill; Similarity of Lakes and Mountains to Scotland, Mitchell's Cave, "Nose," Canajoharie Gorge, and other natural features; Gen. Van Rensselaer's failure to "follow through", the Mohawk Carpet Mills; Walter Butler's House and other Historic Homes; Churches and Religious Leaders; Kid Glove making at Gloversville; and the "Santa Claus of the Adirondacks." Names mentioned include: Abeel, Backus, Bowen, Brown, Burke, Butler, Chambers, Coplon, Dart, De Fonclaire, De Graff, Douw, Dunning, Durant, Eddy, Fisher, Fonda, Frederic, Frey, Gort, Greene, Hanson, Hess, Hosack, Jogues, Johnson, Klock, Knox, Lalande, McKenzie, Murray, Nellis, Oothoudt, Pick, Plateau, Putnam, Reber, Romeyn, Sammons, Sanford, Sheppard, Van Alstyne, Van Horne, Van Rensselaer, Van Schaick, Stoner, Tekakwitha, Van Vrank, Veeder, Visscher, Vrooman, Wagner, Wall, Wells, Wemple, White, Wilson, Yates, and Zimmerman. ILLUSTRATIONS depict the Passing of the Pipe of Peace, Johnson Hall in Johnstown, Guy Johnson's House in Amsterdam, Covered Bridge in Canajoharie, the Ancient Blockhouse at Fort Plain, the Courthouse and Hotel in Fonda, an Ancient Church and Butler's House in Mohawk and a view of Johnstown. The Howe/Barber history covers the development of this area until about 1841, while excerpts from the WPA book, give a nostalgic glympse from a 1940 vantage point, including interesting historical notes, especially as they relate to sightseeing possibilities. There's also a small map of the area from a 1948 booklet printed by the New York Telephone Company. Bookseller Inventory # 000098

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THE GUIDO CRAVERY COLLECTION: United States 1847 Issue, Postal History,Featuring Small Town Usages. New York City Public Auction #262, June 12,2003. Catalog

Matthew Bennett, Inc, Baltimore, MD.

Published by Matthew Bennett Inc, Baltimore, MD (2003)

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Item Description: Matthew Bennett Inc, Baltimore, MD, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: Cover scuffed, VG. 150 pages. 434 lots. Color illustrated. 11 x 8.5", paperback. Bookseller Inventory # 60248

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Historical Collections of the State of New York / History of Schenectady County / History of Schenectady County

John Warner Barber & Henry Howe

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Item Description: Spiral/Comb. Book Condition: New. No Jacket. Limited Edition Reprint. 8.5" x 11". The early days of Schenectady County and Schoharie County, NY, and their various towns and townships are recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this NEW 50 Page Booklet, reprinted primarily from two hard-to-find books: the 1841 edition of Historical Collections of the State of New York by John Warner Barber and Henry Howe, and New York, a Guide to the Empire State, a WPA project. The spiral-bound booklet is photocopied on 60# paper, with the print enlarged for easier reading. A clear vinyl sheet has been added to the front cover. The communities mentioned (alphabetized by first letter only) include: Blenheim, Broome, Breakabeen, Byrnville, Carlisle, Cobelskill, Conesville, Duanesburg, Esperance, Fultonham, Fulton, Franklinton, Gallupville, Gilboa, Grosvenors Corners, Glenville, Howes Cave, Huntersland, Jefferson, Lawyersville, Livingstonville, Mann's Valley, Middleburg, Neskayuna, Netterville, Princetown, Punchkill, Plattakill, Quaker Street, Richmondville, Rotterdam, Schenectady, Scotia, Schoharie, Sharon Center, Sharon Springs, Sloansville, Smithtown, Smithville, Strikersville, and Wright. Among the many and diverse topics in the booklet are: Destruction of an "English" church in the Revolutionary War; Destruction of Schenectady during "King William's War"; an "Unusual" Wedding; Troubles with Indians in 1748; "The Grumbler" and other Indian Chiefs; Union College; Action of Capt. James Dana at Bunker Hill; Attack on Middle Fort; Colorful Exploits of Timothy Murphy and his Double Barrelled Gun; a Major's Cowardice and a Maiden's Courage (reads like an old movie script!); the Finding and Founding of Schoharie; German Imigration and Early Settlement; Christ Episcopal Church and other old churches; the Witch of Esperance; White Sulphur Springs; the Erie Canal and Towpath; Cobleskill Battlesite; the Middleburg and Scholarie Railroad; and many other interesting bits of history and trivia. GENEOLOGY BUFFS: The booklet has no index, but some of the names/ sir names mentioned are: James Duane, Gen. William North; Sheldon Jackson, Capt. Thomas Machin, Colonel Marinus Willett, W.W. Christman, Lester Howe, Rev. John Peter Resig, Jonathan Schmul, David Anthony, George Harder, Capt. Samuel Patrick, Capt. Christian Brown, Joseph Brant, the Alexander Lindsey Glen family, Jan Mabie, Daniel Van Antwerpen, Nicholas Bayard, Adam Vrooman, Capt. Tunis Vrooman, Magdalena Zeh, Johannes Ingold, John Conrad Weiser, Gov. William C. Bouck, Nicholas Powers, John Lansing, Judge Jacob Sutherland, Gov. John A. King, Arent Van Curler (Corlaer), Gov. Thomas Dongan, Domine Petrus Thessehenmaecker, Symon Schermerhorn, Rev. Thomas Barclay, Rev. Derick Romeyn, Joseph C. Yates, the Ellis family, Thomas Edison, George R. Lunn, Willis R. Whitney, Elihu Thomson, William D. Coolidge, W.L.R. Emmet, Irving Langmuir, E.F.W. Alexanderson, Charles Proteus Steinmetz, Robert Sanders, Hendrick Brouwer, James Rosa, John M. Ryder, Eliphalet Nott, Dixon Ryan Fox, Sanders, Daniel Toll, Abraham Swits, DeGraff, Derick Vorst, John Walton, Abraham Mabee, Van Brakkle, Clute, Harmon Vedder, Van Vranken, Groot, Tymesen, Pearce, Claas Jansen Van Buckhoven, Thomas Brower, Bernardus Freeman, Rhynhard Erkson, Cornelius Van Santvoord, Barent Vrooman, John H. Myers, Cornelius Bogardus, Jacob Van Vechten, John Duncan, Doty, William Andrews, Ammi Robbins, Whitmore, Cyrus Stebbins, Pierre Proal, Major Coudre, Walter Wilie, Johnathan Edwards, David Williams, Gen. James Dana, Jephtha R. Simms, I. H. Tiffany, John Brown, Elizabeth Lawyer, Lambert Sternbergh, William Fox and Henry Hamilton. ILLUSTRATIONS depict an Eastern View of Schenectady (full page), Union College Buildings in Schenectady, the Central Part of Schoharie, and an Ancient Stone Church in Schoharie. The Howe/Barber history covers the development of this area until about 1841, while excerpts from the WPA book, give a nostalgic glympse from a 1940 vantage point, including interesting historical notes, Bookseller Inventory # 000112

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Historical Collections of the State of New York / History of Orange County / History of Putnam County

John Warner Barber & Henry Howe

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Item Description: Spiral/Comb. Book Condition: New. No Jacket. Limited Edition Reprint. 8.5" x 11". The early days of Putnam County and Orange County and their various towns and townships, are recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this NEW 50 Page Booklet, reprinted primarily from two hard-to-find books: the 1841 edition of Historical Collections of the State of New York by John Warner Barber and Henry Howe, and New York, a Guide to the Empire State, a WPA project. The spiral-bound booklet is photocopied on 60# paper, with the print enlarged for easier reading. A clear vinyl sheet has been added to protect the front cover. The communities mentioned include: Amity, Arden, Bannerman¿s Island, Bellville, Blooming Grove, Brewster, Bullville, Canterbury, Carmel, Chester, Cold Spring (Phillipstown), Coles Mills, Cornwall, Cornwall-on-Hudson, Craigsville, Crawford, Cuddebackville, Deerpark, Edenville, Florida, Goshen, Hamptonburg, Hatsville, Highland Falls, Honesville, Hopewell, Kent, Mahopac, Middletown, Milltown, Minisink, Mohegan, Monroe, New Hampton, New Windsor, Newburgh (Newburg), Oxford, Patterson, Philipstown, Port Jarvis, Putnam Valley, Red Mills, Salisbury, Scrub Oak, Searsburg, Sloatsburg, Southeast, Sugar Loaf, Tuxedo, Warwick, Washingtonville, West Point, and Wurtzboro. Among the many and diverse topics in the booklet are: the Story of ¿Beverly¿ House, where George Washington¿s late breakfast gave Benedict Arnold time to escape; the West Point Foundry, largest of its kind in 1841; Gov. DeWitt Clinton and the Erie Canal; West Point Military Academy, a view from 1840 including list of courses and a tour in 1940, complete with map; Thaddeus Kosciusko, who ¿erected the works¿ at West Point; Defense of West Point in the Revolutionary War; Vice President George Clinton and his family; Disastrous Attack on Minisink in 1779 by famous Indian Chief Joseph Brant; Attack on Forts Clinton and Montgomery, and the still "Gruesome Site" as seen months later; where the ¿Tuxedo¿ originated; the Harriman Estate; the grave of a great racehorse and the Good Time and Harriman Harness Racing Tracks; Free-roaming Swine; Growing Onions; a female Paul Revere; Hasbrouck House, where Washington refused a crown and Martha ¿mothered the generals¿; the John Ellison House, with an escape stairway, and other places at the Site of the Last Cantonment; Cold Spring, where Lincoln would rather eat than watch cannons blast; the Captain Kidd Cave; the romance of Mary Pell; the Jackson Whites; the Claudius Smith Caves and much more. The booklet has no index, but some of the names mentioned are: Col. Beverly Robinson, Gen. Israel Putnam, William H. Seward, Isaac Slot, Pierre Lorillard, Mrs. Emily Post, E. H. Harriman; John B. Jervis, Rex Stout, John Yelverton, Henry Wisner, William M. Rysdyk, William H. Crane, Benjamin Tustin, Isaac Jointer, Richard Upjohn, Cass Gilbert, Martinus Decker, Andrew Jackson Downing, Thornton M. Niver, Burger Mynders, Elsie Hasbrouck, Col. Lewis Nicola, Baron von Steuben, Major John Armstrong, General Gates, John Ellison, William Bull, General Knox, Nathaniel Parker Willis, Edward Payson Roe, John Burroughs, Mathew Patterson, Col. Henry Ludington, Sybell Ludington, Capt. George Austin, Francis Bannerman, Nathaniel Parker Willis; Col. Robert Parrott, Jacob Ruppert, Mrs. Russell Sage, Miss Anna B. Warner, Edgar Allan Poe, James Whistler, Ulysses Grant, Major Sylvanus Thayer, Dennis Mahan Michie, Margaret Corbin, Susan and Anna Warner; and the following sir names: Tyler, Jones, Little, Duncan, Vail, Wood, Finch, Martin, Middaugh, Wisner, Cole, Mead, Terwilliger, Lockwood, Forgerson, Townsend, Knapp, Bennet, Pierce, Norris, Shepherd, Decker, Williams, Wade, Wait, Talmadge, Dunning, Carpenter, Barney, Haskell, Mosher, Ward, Nierpos, Butler, Bailey, Thomas, Owens, Embler, Reed, Bradner, Ker, Fisk, Clinton, Thain, Tappan, Meeker, Hathorn, Wood, Brown, Logan, Livingston, Smith, Clark, and Fluelling. ILLUSTRATIONS depict Northern View of West Point; Kosciusko¿s Monument; Ancient View of West Point; Public Bu. Bookseller Inventory # 000107

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5,000 Years of Postal History: The Robert LeBow Collection, Part Two: United States, Specialized Auction Catalog, Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries, New York, Sale 886, November 10, 2004

Scott R. Trepel

Published by Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries, Inc. (2004)

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Item Description: Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries, Inc., 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 5,000 Years of Postal History: The Robert LeBow Collection, Part Two: United States, specialized auction catalog, Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries, New York, Sale 886, November 10, 2004. Bookseller Inventory # R6-9LT9-TNNZ

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