Latta Family Papers

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Latta family papers
Creator: Latta family
Call Number: A.L36
Dates: 1821-1889
Physical Description: 3 boxes, 3 Volumes
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Table of Contents:

Biographical/Historical Note
Scope and Content
Subject(s)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Access
Use
Citation
Content List
Collection Overview
Title: Latta family papers
Creator: Latta family
Call Number: A.L36
Dates: 1821-1889
Physical Description: 3 boxes, 3 Volumes
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Biographical/Historical Note
James Latta Sr. was a merchant at Wallkill and New Windsor, Orange County, N.Y. and a farmer at Seneca Ontario County where he purchased 1200 acres of land at $2.50 in 1789 of Phelps and Gorham.

James Latta and Sarah Jackson were married in the city of New York, February 23, 1773 and moved to Wallkill, on the Hudson River where he remained until 1778. He then moved to New Windsor on the Hudson River where he remained until 1789. On the 14th of September 1789, Samuel Latta, with his family this wife and six children, arrived at Geneva, NY where land was purchased. Mrs. Latta died at Geneva July 3, 1807. James Latta moved to Lewiston , NY in the spring of 1809 and purchased a farm, three miles east of Lewiston village, on the Ridge Road. He died November 13, 1816. In the month of June 1810, George Clinton Latta left Lewiston on horse back for the mouth of the Genesee river where he arrived on the 17th. Agnes Latta married Benjamin Barton, Jr., at Canandaigua N.Y. November 1, 1792.

Scope and Content
Boxes contain business correspondence and financial and legal papers pertaining to farming and grocery store operation of George C. Latta and his son, George C. Latta, Jr. of Greece, N. Y.

Subject(s):
New York (State)--Greece
Grocery trade
Agriculture
Correspondence
Financial records
Account books
Latta family
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The bulk of the papers acquired by gift before 1940. Additional volumes (account books) gift of George Latta Barrus, November 12, 1945. Additional 35 letters and 4 documents gift of Vincent Lupinetti, April 29, 1985.Access
The Latta 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], Latta family papers, A.L36, 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
Address:
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Second Floor, Room 225
Rochester, NY 14627-0055
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Content List
Box 1, Folder 1-10Business correspondence of George C. Latta and George C. Latta, Jr.
Box 1, Folder 11-13Legal papers of George C. Latta and George C. Latta, Jr.
Box 2, Folder 1-19Financial records George C. Latta and George C. Latta, Jr.
Box 3, Folder 1-8Financial records George C. Latta and George C. Latta, Jr.
Packet of receipted bills
125 items

Volume 1Account book, 1836-1889
Volume 2Account book, 1864
Volume 3Account book, 1876-1885


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