Howard L. Osgood Papers

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Howard L. Osgood papers
Creator: Osgood, Howard L. (Howard Lawrence), 1855-1909
Call Number: A.O82
Dates: circa 1785-1909
Physical Description: 8 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
Related Materials
Content List
Series I: Correspondence, articles, pamphlets, and receipts, 1821-1902
Series II: Writings and Supreme Court reports, 1850-1897
Series III: Family history and geneaology
Series IV: Old Fort Niagara centennial and the allotment of Indian lands, 1894-1903
Series V: Rochester family papers, 1785-1889
Series VI: History of Rochester and Western New York State
Collection Overview
Title: Howard L. Osgood papers
Creator: Osgood, Howard L. (Howard Lawrence), 1855-1909
Call Number: A.O82
Dates: circa 1785-1909
Physical Description: 8 boxes
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Scope and Content
The Howard L. Osgood Papers are comprised of eight boxes containing notebooks and published writings on early history of Rochester and Western New York, genealogical data on the Carroll, Fitzhugh, Montgomery, Osgood and other families of Rochester, and correspondence from John S. Clark, 1881-1901. There are also Nathaniel Rochester correspondence and business papers, as well as correspondence and documents relating to the claim of the Ogden Land Company to Indian reservations in New York, 1838-1909, maps and documents for the One Hundred Acre Tract at Rochester and flour mills on the Genesee River, and transcripts of letters to Josiah Burr of New Haven, Connecticut, concerning the Genesee Country, 1788-1791. Items of particular interest include a letter written by Charles H. Carroll to John C. Calhoun, located in Box 4, Folder 2 and the handwritten sermon given at the funeral of Nathaniel Rochester, located in Box 4, Folder 3.

Subject(s):
New York (State)--Rochester
New York (State)
Indians of North America
Correspondence
Family histories
Maps
Osgood, Howard L. (Howard Lawrence), 1855-1909
Rochester, Nathaniel, 1752-1831
Rochester family
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The Howard L. Osgood Papers were placed on deposit by the Rochester Historical Society, June 20, 1956.Access
The Howard L. Osgood 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], Howard L. Osgood papers, A.O82, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of RochesterRelated Materials
Other collections in the Department of Rare Books & Special Collections relating to the Papers are:

Charles Carroll (of Bellevue) Papers .

A.R66, the Rochester (Nathaniel) Family Papers, 1777-1888, is one of five collections relating to the Rochester family in the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections. The other collections are: D.236, the Rochester Family Papers, which include letters to Nathaniel Rochester from his sons John Cornelius and William Beatty Rochester concerning defenses and maneuvers on the Niagara frontier and at Sackets Harbor and Plattsburg; CX.28, three diaries kept by Nathaniel Thrift Rochester (1802-1883), eighth child of Nathaniel Rochester, between 1833 and 1861. The diaries describe a trip to Europe in 1833-34, family events, religious feeling, the weather, church attendance, illnesses, etc; D.240, the papers of William Beatty Rochester (1789-1838) a son of Nathaniel Rochester; D.211, the papers of Henry Elie Rochester (1806-1889), another son of Nathaniel Rochester.

Three collections in the Western Maryland Regional Library include records related to Nathaniel Rochester. These include the Tax Records for Washington County (1803-1804), the Court Records for Washington County (1778-1793), and the Jail and Other Law Enforcement Records of Colonel Nathaniel Rochester, Sheriff of Washington County (1804-1806). These are available online at www.whilbr.org .


Administrative Information
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Content List
Series I: Correspondence, articles, pamphlets, and receipts, 1821-1902
Box 1, Folder 1List of copies of letters and documents received by the Rochester Historical Society from Mrs. H.L. Osgood, April 27, 1927
Box 1, Folder 2John S. Clark correspondence, 1882-1901
Box 1, Folder 3Harvey Montgomery last will and testament, September 17, 1862
Box 1, Folder 4Howard L. Osgood correspondence, 1879-1902
Box 1, Folder 5The British evacuation of the United States, manuscript and publications, 1896
Box 1, Folder 6Text of Howard L. Osgood's paper on Indian Allan, 1901
Box 1, Folder 7Notes on derivatives and meanings of Indian words
Box 1, Folder 8"The One Hundred Acre Tract", 1891
Box 1, Folder 9President Harper's lectures, 1895
Box 1, Folder 10Rochester, its founders and its founding manuscript, 1894
Box 1, Folder 11"The struggle for Monroe County", 1892
Box 1, Folder 12"The Title of the Phelps and Gorham Purchase", 1891
Box 1, Folder 13Memorabilia
Box 1, Folder 14Smith E. Darwin, New York State tax receipts, 1844-1847
Box 1, Folder 15Kentucky tax receipts, 1821-1849
Series II: Writings and Supreme Court reports, 1850-1897
Box 1a, Folder 1Early history of Rochester, 1812 to 1827, 1860
Box 1a, Folder 2Writings by Arthur E. Clark, July 1, 1890
"The Phelps and Gorham Purchase"
"An Abstract of the Pulteney Title"
"The Holland Purchase"
"The Connecticut, or One Hundred Thousand Acre Tract"
"The Triangle, or the Triangular Tract
Box 1a, Folder 3Supreme Court, Saunders Irving vs. John Rankine
Box 1a, Folder 4No. 26, In Senate, Report of the Attorney General in answer to a resolution of the Senate of the 8th of January, January 14, 1850
Box 1a, Folder 5"Constitutional Law," written by Justice John Woodworth
Box 1a, Folder 6"China Valuations, Commerical and Religious," by Reverend W. Ashmore, D.D., 1897
Box 1a, Folder 7"Three Schools of Learning," by Reverend W. Ashmore, D.D., 1897
Box 1a, Folder 8"What is Christian Education," by Reverend Wm. Ashmore, D.D., 1897
Box 1a, Folder 9"A Clan Feud near Swatow," by Reverend Wm. Ashmore, D.D., 1897
Series III: Family history and geneaology
Box 2, Folder 1Genealogy, "The House of Betty"
Box 2, Folder 2Heirs and pedigree of William Fitzhugh, December 7, 1886
Box 2, Folder 3Montgomery family history
Box 2, Folder 4The descendants of John Osgood
Box 2, Folder 5Samuel McNeill history
Box 2, Folder 6"The Ellicott City Times", Vol. 27, No. 20, 1896; Vol. 28, No. 8, 1897
Box 2, Folder 7Howard L. Osgood marble genealogy notebook
Box 2, Folder 8Red notebook, family births and deaths
Box 2, Folder 9Scrapbook, letters relating to family history
Box 2a, Folder 1-2Newspaper clippings removed from binder
Box 2a, Folder 3Esther Montgomery Walker journal, excerpt, removed from binder
Series IV: Old Fort Niagara centennial and the allotment of Indian lands, 1894-1903
Box 3, Folder 1Scrapbook pages, "The Centennial of Old Fort Niagara", 1896
Box 3, Folder 2-3Allotment of Indian lands correspondence, 1902-1903
Box 3, Folder 4Papers regarding Cayuga claim under Treaty of July 27 1795, 1884
Box 3, Folder 5Proceedings of Rochester Historical Society on the Vreeland bill, 1902
Box 3, Folder 6An appeal to the Congress of the United States regarding the Vreeland bill, 1902
Box 3, Folder 7Court of Appeals of the State of New York Points for Appellants, regarding Indian reservations
Box 3, Folder 8Documents regarding Indian land rights
Box 3, Folder 9House of Representatives Bill No. 12,270, introduced by Mr. Vreeland, January 1902
Box 3, Folder 10Objections to the Bill Before the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Known as H.R. 12,270, 1902
Box 3, Folder 11The Seneca Nation of Indians vs. Harrison B. Christy Supreme Court case, October 3, 1885
Box 3, Folder 12New York State Assembly Resolution Appointing Committee to Investigate the Seneca Indians, March 21, 1888
Box 3, Folder 13Senate Bill No. 3407 and Report No. 910, July 12, 1892
Box 3, Folder 14House of Representatives Bill No. 12,270, Amendments, and Document No. 89, "Memorial of Certain Tuscarora Indians", March 7, 1902
Box 3, Folder 15Brief maintaining the legality of the Claim of the Ogden Land Company, circa 1902
Box 3, Folder 16Memoranda for defendant in Frederick Cook vs. The Silver Lake Ice Company
Box 3, Folder 17Newspaper clippings pertaining to the allotment of Indian lands, 1894-1903
Series V: Rochester family papers, 1785-1889
Box 4, Folder 1Indexed correspondence, Nathaniel Rochester, 1785-1814
From Daniel Boone to Nathaniel Rochester, July 17, 1785
This letter is a photostat.

From R. Troup to P. Van Schaack, April 2, 1794
This letter is typewritten.

From J. Madison to Nathaniel Rochester and W. L. Brent, March 17, 1809
This letter is typewritten.

From J. Madison to Nathaniel Rochester, January 31, 1810
This letter is typewritten.

From W. Heyser to Nathaniel Rochester, May 10, 1810
From Nathaniel Rochester to J. Fellows, September 2, 1811
From H. Montgomery to Nathaniel Rochester, March 10, 1812
From H. Montgomery to Nathaniel Rochester, March 12, 1812
From H. Montgomery to Nathaniel Rochester, March 24, 1812
From H. Montgomery to Nathaniel Rochester, April 6, 1812
From H. Montgomery to Nathaniel Rochester, July 20, 1812
From H. Montgomery to Nathaniel Rochester, July 27, 1812
From H. Montgomery to Nathaniel Rochester, May 26, 1812
From H. Montgomery to Nathaniel Rochester, August 2, 1812
From H. Montgomery to Nathaniel Rochester, October 2, 1812
From H. Montgomery to Nathaniel Rochester, December 20, 1812
From A. Gallatin to Nathaniel Rochester, December 23, 1812
This letter is typewritten.

From W.B. Rochester to Nathaniel Rochester, circa 1812
From W.B. Rochester to Nathaniel Rochester, circa 1812
From D. Hughes Jr. to Nathaniel Rochester, May 4, 1813
From H. Montgomery to Nathaniel Rochester, January 25, 1814
From E. Hughes to Nathaniel Rochester, November 7, 1814
Box 4, Folder 2Indexed correspondence, Nathaniel Rochester, 1815-1836
From Nathaniel Rochester to A.B. Johnston, December 26, 1817
From Nathaniel Rochester to A.B. Johnston, April 5, 1818
From Nathaniel Rochester to A.B. Johnston, May 21, 1818
From Nathaniel Rochester to A.B. Johnston, December 21, 1818
From Nathaniel Rochester to A.B. Johnston, June 4, 1819
From Nathaniel Rochester to A.B. Johnston, January 15, 1820
From Nathaniel Rochester to A.B. Johnston, March 4, 1820
From Nathaniel Rochester to H. Clay, April 8, 1820
This letter is typewritten.

From Nathaniel Rochester to A.B. Johnston, May 20, 1820
From Nathaniel Rochester to C. Carroll and W. Fitzhugh, July 2, 1821
From R. Troup to Nathaniel Rochester, January 1, 1822
From J. Shelden to Nathaniel Rochester, January 14, 1822
From N.T. Rochester to Nathaniel Rochester, December 10, 1822
This letter is a stipulation.

From C. Carroll to J.C. Calhoun, September 16, 1823
This letter has been identified as a true copy.

From E. Hughes to Nathaniel Rochester, November 7, 1814
From Nathaniel Rochester, November 7, 1814
From E. Hughes to Nathaniel Rochester, November 7, 1814
From Nathaniel Rochester to J. Fellows, January 29, 1825
From Nathaniel Rochester to Colonel Hulbert, February 11, 1825
From Nathaniel Rochester to Leavitt, Weed, Backus and Norton, October 26, 1825
There are 2 photostats and the original letter.

From Nathaniel Rochester to H. Clay, November 22, 1826
From Nathaniel Rochester to H. Clay, February 27, 1827
From Nathaniel Rochester to "the owners of mills in Rochester", June 30, 1830
This letter is typewritten.

From H.E. Rochester to C.H. Carroll, January 28, 1934
From H. O'Reilly to Mrs. Rochester, December 3, 1836
Box 4, Folder 3Sermon preached by Reverend Henry I. Whitehouse at the interment of Nathaniel Rochester, May 19, 1831
Box 4, Folder 4Newspaper clippings pertaining to Nathaniel Rochester, 1929
Box 4, Folder 5"The 100 Acre Tract Title," paper presented by Henry E. Rochester to the Rochester Historical Society, January 4, 1889
Box 4, Folder 6"The Early Condition of the Genesee River and its Banks," by Henry E. Rochester, April 1889
Box 4, Folder 7Rochester family business papers, 1849-1865
Box 4, Folder 8-12Nathaniel Rochester's household bills and receipts, 1859-1869
Box 4, Folder 13Nathaniel T. Rochester papers relating to Catharine Doran, 1844-1847
Series VI: History of Rochester and Western New York State
Box 5, Folder 1Extracts from Nathaniel Rochester's account book
Box 5, Folder 2Biographies
Box 5, Folder 3Documents and maps relating to the founding of Rochester
Box 5, Folder 4"Chronological Record of Important Events Relating to the History of New York for Two Hundred Years, 1600-1800"
Box 5, Folder 5Maps
Box 5, Folder 6Pulteney and Hornby titles
Box 5, Folder 7Extracts from diaries and papers
Box 5, Folder 8Bissell vs. Spalding; brief reference to the testimony in this case
Box 5, Folder 9Documents relating to Indian affairs
Box 5, Folder 10Documents relating to the early history of Massachusetts
Box 5, Folder 11Documents relating to the early history of Canada, New York, and Pennsylvania
Box 5, Folder 12Miscellaneous notes
Box 5, Folder 13Copies of documents relating to early history: deeds and records
Box 5, Folder 14Newspaper clippings, 1880-1907
Box 6, Folder 1Copy books
3 books

Box 6, Folder 2Memoranda One Hundred Acre Tract


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