Robert H. Chesebro Family Papers

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Robert H. Chesebro family papers
Creator: Chesebro (Family : Canandaigua, N.Y.)
Call Number: A.C52
Dates: circa 1826-1931
Physical Description: 1 box
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Table of Contents:

Scope and Content
Subject(s)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Access
Use
Citation
Content List
Collection Overview
Title: Robert H. Chesebro family papers
Creator: Chesebro (Family : Canandaigua, N.Y.)
Call Number: A.C52
Dates: circa 1826-1931
Physical Description: 1 box
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Scope and Content
Material relating to the Worden and Chesebro families of Canandaigua, New York. Consists of family genealogical records compiled by Mrs. Robert H. Chesebro, 1963, or copied by her from the originals; and Xerox copies of four scrapbooks kept by Frances (Worden) Chesebro (1826-1909), the niece of Mrs. William H. Seward, which contain letters from family and friends, newspaper clippings of deaths of family and friends, and invitations. Also a diary (1854 or 5 - 1931) kept by Margaret McJannet, nursemaid for Frank Chesebro, on a trip to Nassau, Bahamas in 1859-60.

Addition to the Collection:

Chesebro, Frances A. (Worden), 1826-1909. Fugitive Slaves; Recollections of Underground Railroad [docket title] A.Ms.

27p.

Writing in the 1890s or early 1900s, Mrs. Chesebro recalls her knowledge of the underground railroad in upstate New York and, more especially, the African-Americans she knew during her lifetime.

Subject(s):
New York (State)--Canandaigua
Bahamas
Underground Railroad
Genealogy
Diaries
Scrapbooks
Chesebro, Robert H.
Chesebro, Frances Worden, 1826-1909
Chesebro (Family : Canandaigua, N.Y.)
Worden (Family : Canandaigua, N.Y.)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The manuscript genealogies copied or compiled by Mrs. Robert H. Chesebro, 1963; the four scrapbooks Xerox copied from originals in possession of Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Chesebro, 1964; the diary received from Catherine D. Hayes, 1963. Addition to the Collection purchased from Charles Apfelbaum on the FHA Seward Fund, May 1989.Access
The Robert H. Chesebro family papers is open for research use. Researchers are advised to contact Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation prior to visiting. Upon arrival, researchers will also be asked to fill out a registration form and provide photo identification.Use
Reproductions are made upon request but can be subject to restrictions. Permission to publish materials from the collection must currently be requested. Please note that some materials may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the researcher's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections. For more information contact rarebks@library.rochester.eduCitation
[Item title, item date], Robert H. Chesebro family papers, A.C52, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
Administrative Information
Author: Finding aid prepared by Rare Books and Special Collections staff
Publisher: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
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Rochester, NY 14627-0055
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Content List
Box 1, Folder 1-4Frances (Worden) Chesebro scrapbooks
Copied from original owned by Robert H. Chesebro, January 1964
4 Volumes

Box 1, Folder 5Genealogy and family records, circa 1780s-1960s
Copied from Mrs. Henry O. Chesebro's records

Box 1, Folder 6McJennett Diary of trip to Nassau, Bahamas, 1859-1860
Box 1, Folder 7Frances (Worden) Chesebro: "Fugitive slaves: recollections of Underground Railroad"


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