Gould Family Papers

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Gould family papers
Creator: Gould family
Call Number: A.G68
Dates: 1821-1932
Physical Description: 4 boxes
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
Series I: Correspondence
Series II: Personal and family papers
Collection Overview
Title: Gould family papers
Creator: Gould family
Call Number: A.G68
Dates: 1821-1932
Physical Description: 4 boxes
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Scope and Content
This collection consists of correspondence, financial and legal records, reminiscences and other writings, miscellaneous documents, and a small manuscript volume, "Illustrations of Manners and Customs of the Hindoos" with illustrations painted on mica by Indian natives. The greater part of the correspondence consists of letters from Seward Fobes Gould to Alice Hart (who later became his wife), and letters addressed to their son, Fred Seward Gould.

Letters from the following have been indexed:

Bishop, William S.

Topping, Henry

Ward, Henry Augustus

Willard, Mrs. Emma (Hart)

Subject(s):
American Civil War (1861-1865)
Paper industry
Correspondence
Account books
Financial records
Gould, Seward Fobes
Gould, Fred Seward
Gould family
Immediate Source of Acquisition
One group of papers with miscellaneous items purchased 10/6/47 from Weiss; others presented by Mrs. Rossiter Seward 5/1/59. Civil War letters, pictures, memorabilia, etc., were the gift of Miss Elizabeth and Mr. Fred S. Gould, June 1945.Access
The Gould 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
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[Item title, item date], Gould family papers, A.G68, 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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Content List
Series I: Correspondence
Box 1, Folder 1Notable correspondence
Henry Topping, Schenectady, NY, to Jacob Gould, Rochester, NY, June 29, 1821
Emma Willard, Troy, NY, to Jason W. Seward (at Williams College), March 17, 1832
Emma Willard, to Miss Sarah Seward, Greenwich, NY, December 1, 1832
William S. Bishop, Albany, NY, to Sarah T. Seward, Rochester, NY, March 16, 1839
Henry A. Ward, Rochester, NY, to Mrs. J. Gould, September 22, 1873
Box 1, Folder 2Seward F. Gould to his parents, General and Mrs. Jacob Gould, 1863
Seward Gould (born 1844) wrote these letters while serving in the infantry
9 letters

Box 1, Folder 3Seward F. Gould to his family, 1864
These letters describe army life and include Gould's opinions: "This war is an awful thing," "I stand this life first-rate," "The worst thing is mud." He was stationed at Fort Ethan Allen and at Headquarters, 4th Artillery, Army of the Potomac.
31 letters

Box 1, Folder 4Seward F. Gould to his family in Rochester, NY, 1865
Gould shares that 2,000-3,000 men have been lost but "Sherman is making the rebels tremble." Gould has an arm wound and hopes to be returning home soon.
18 letters

Box 1, Folder 5-7Seward F. Gould, Rochester, NY to Miss Allie (Alice) Hart, Elmira, NY, April-December 1867
Gould writes, expressing his devotion, jealousy of other suitors, and of their wedding plans for January 9, 1868.

Box 1, Folder 8-14Fred Seward Gould from relatives and friends in Avon, Elmira, and Brooklyn, NY, May 1891-December 1892
During this time, Fred S. Gould was living on Alexander St, Rochester, and working for the Hollister Lumber Co, 106 North Goodman St.

Box 2, Folder 1-8Fred Seward Gould from S. Randall Bussey, L.L Griffith, Harry P. Gould, and "UW", possibly an Uncle, William Van Zandt, of Avon, 1893-1932
Box 2, Folder 9Undated correspondence
Includes letters from: Randall Bussey; Gould's mother; Grace Hosmer; Wedding invitation (Emilie Hamilton to John Conway Toole); Wedding announcement (Mr Mrs William Alexander Randall, Boston MA

Series II: Personal and family papers
Box 3Civil War reminiscences, Seward Fobes Gould
Box 3Railroads in the fifties, Seward Fobes Gould
Box 3Personal financial papers, 1892-1919
2 folders

Box 3Legal papers, 1892-1902
Includes copy of will of Alice S. Gould, dates February l5, 1894

Box 3Miscellaneous documents, 1830-1867
3 folders

Box 3Invitations addressed to the Jacob Goulds
Box 3Sarah T. Seward's class book, November 1837
Box 3Abram Seward's account book, 1821-1834
Box 3Alice (Hart) Gould's household notes and recipes
Box 3"Illustrations of manners and customs of the Hindoos"
Box 3Alert Hose Company buttons, photograph, and one issue of Lakeside Monthly, v. 11, no. 61
Box 4Framed photograph
Bound Volumes:
1. "Illustrations of Manners and Customs of the Hindoos", printed in Trichinopoly.
Subjects include a washer man and woman, a police officer and his wife, a Moorish beggar and wife, a sweeper, potter and grass cutter
2. The Lakeside Monthly, Holiday 1873-74 (Chicago, F.F Browne)
"The Stille Volke", by Anna Gould
3. Ledger book, June 17- November 28, 1851
Notes for seventh grade course in home economics, including many recipes and household hints.
4. Account book, Abrano Seward, 1821-1834
5. Small notebook, inscribed "S.F. Seward, Class Book, November 1837- ca. 1840".
Attendance lists for Bible class, Writing, Composition, and Chemistry.
6. Two photographs
7. "Incidents of the War. Gen'l Nugent and Regimental Commanders of the Irish Brigade"
8. "Headquarters, 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 5th Corps- Army of the Potomac, Rappahannock Station, VA."
Inscribed: "To Walter and Maggie. Geo."


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