Preliminary Guide to Environmental Sources
Goff-Nelson Memorial Library.
Tupper Lake, NY
- Goff-Nelson Memorial Library. Memorial photograph collection,
2 cubic ft.
Photographs of Tupper Lake and vicinity on such subjects as construction, disasters, industry, natural resources, people, sports and recreation, structures, and transportation. A substantial number of photographs are of the Sunmount VA Hospital at Tupper Lake.
- Catskill Cement Company (Catskill, N.Y.). Records, 1898-1918.
.3 cubic ft.
Records consist primarily of correspondence of Frank H. Osborn with John H. Snyder and Louis H. Porter but also include other correspondence, blueprint maps, deeds, legal papers, receipts, and two photographs. Subjects include property matters, proposed legislation on ice cutting in the Hudson River, payment of wages, accounts due, state regulations, and legal cases including one resulting from charges that dust from the plant polluted adjacent property. There is also a statement from witnesses regarding an accident at the plant that killed George Doyle, 1909.
- Greene County Historical Society (Coxsackie, N.Y.).Catskill,
N.Y. manuscript file, 1760-1935.
4 cubic ft.
Photocopies in part.
Debtor's papers, leases, wills and estate papers, deeds, mortgages, letters, maps and surveys, clippings, bills, receipts, promissory notes, and other documents relating to Catskill, N.Y. Family names include Abeel, Beach, Becker, Bedell, Croswell, Dies, DuBois, Ford, Hall, Lawrence, McKinstrey, Oothoudt, Overbaugh, Post, Sage, Salisbury, Saulpaugh, Schuneman, Thomson, Van Bergen, Van Loan, Van Orden, Van Vechten, and Willard. Subjects include Catskill Mountain House, New York Sand and Facing Company, Catskill Mechanical Society, Catskill Shale Brick & Paving Company, School District No. 11, brick industry, temperance, railroads, churches, murder cases, water system in Catskill, Catskill Academy, bridges, Catskill Mountain Telephone Company, and steamships. Of note are verses by Theodore A. Cole on Echo Lodge at Big Indian, 1894; accounts from the Catskill Board of Health pertaining to the cholera epidemic, 1832; field book of lands belonging to Francis and Abraham Salisbury, 1789; and typescript of a judgment against William Salsbury for the murder of Anna Dorothea Swarts, 1762.
- Reynolds-Cody-Sherman family papers, 1806-1967, 1806-1916 (bulk)
4 v., 4 cubic ft.
The Reynolds family includes Samuel Reynolds (1778-1843) and wife Lydia Smith (1784-1846), their son Samuel W. Reynolds who married Elizabeth Osborn, their children William R. Reynolds (1847-1933) and Elias J. Reynolds (1850-1933) who married Fannie Sherman. They were residents of Catskill and Windham.
Bound volumes include cashbook of Elias Reynolds concerning building and furnishing his home in Windham, 1851-1882; personal and business records of Samuel W. Reynolds, Windham, 1851-1862; record book of Elias J. Reynolds, 1902-1905; and an unspecified Reynolds family account book pertaining to trade in Windham area, 1806. Family papers include clippings, letters, receipts, promissory notes, agreements, accounts, legal papers, land surveys, deeds, estate papers, mortgages, photographs, school essays, and autograph books, 1809-1916, of Alexander Reynolds, Elias J. Reynolds, Samuel and Lydia Reynolds, Samuel W. Reynolds, William R. Reynolds, Fannie Sherman, Ira and Abiah Sherman, and others. Letters, some from relatives who have moved West, concern school, mutual friends, farm crops, deaths, and financial matters, 1832-1877. Collection also contains a subscription list and photograph concerning complaint of smoke nuisance from the Tidewater Brick Company, Catskill, 1909-1910; and correspondence concerning genealogy and these papers, 1967.