Edwin Ruthvin Reynolds Papers

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Edwin Ruthvin Reynolds papers
Creator: Reynolds, Edwin Ruthvin, 1816-1908
Call Number: A.R46
Dates: 1831-1908
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:

Biographical/Historical Note
Scope and Content
Subject(s)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Access
Use
Citation
Content List
Collection Overview
Title: Edwin Ruthvin Reynolds papers
Creator: Reynolds, Edwin Ruthvin, 1816-1908
Call Number: A.R46
Dates: 1831-1908
Physical Description: 1 box
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Biographical/Historical Note
Edwin Ruthvin Reynolds was born on February 16, 1816 in Fort Ann, New York, son of Linus J. Reynolds (1790-1838) and Alice (Baker) Reynolds. His father was the editor and publisher of the Northern Spectator in East Poultney, Vermont, where Edwin served his apprenticeship as a printer at the same time as Horace Greeley. Linus Reynolds later gave up the newspaper and became a full time Baptist minister. One of his parishes was in Penfield, New York where he served for six months in 1834. Edwin attended Brown University, and during his junior year he became the first principal of the Albion Academy in Albion, New York (1838-1846). He later served as the superintendent of schools in Orleans County from 1842-1843. He studied law under A. H. and D. H. Cole and set up a law practice in Albion in 1846. He became Justice of the Peace in Barre and then Clerk of the Board of Supervisors. He was the owner and publisher of the Orleans American from 1858-1859. From 1860-1861 he was a member of Congress, and served on the war committee for Orleans County from 1860-1865. In 1863 he was elected county judge and surrogate. In 1869 he was an elector on the Grant ticket, and was a Greeley elector in 1872.

Scope and Content
The Edwin Ruthvin Reynolds Papers are comprised of one box containing writings, speeches and a diary of E. R. Reynolds, certificates pertaining to his father Linus J. Reynolds, and miscellaneous documents, letters and poems.

Subject(s):
New York (State)
Politics and government
Reynolds, Edwin Ruthvin, 1816-1908
Greeley, Horace, 1811-1872
Reynolds, Linus Junius, 1790-1838
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection was the gift of Mrs. Homer Strong, June 24, 1964.Access
The Edwin Ruthvin Reynolds 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], Edwin Ruthvin Reynolds papers, A.R46, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
Administrative Information
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Content List
Box 1, Folder 1Certificate of Linus J. Reynolds, father of Edwin R. Reynolds, providing membership in the Ministerial Conference of Vermont Baptist Association, December 21, 1831
Box 1, Folder 2Certification of Moral and Christian character of Linus J. Reynolds, as minister in Penfield, N.Y., March 26, 1836
Box 1, Folder 3Diary written by E. R. Reynolds when he was school superintendent of Orleans County, N.Y., June, 1842-March, 1843
9 pages, typewritten excerpt

Box 1, Folder 4Will of Theodore Vanderburgh of Prince William County, Virginia, giving Linus H. Reynolds real estate in Prince William County, Virginia, 1854
Box 1, Folder 5Letter from George W. Aaron of Baltimore to Pulver and wife, March 9, 1855
Box 1, Folder 6Report of land survey in Prince William County, Virginia, November 20, 1857
Box 1, Folder 7Deed for land in Prince William County, Virginia, sold to George W. Aaron of Washington D.C. by George and Rhoda Pulver of Washington D.C., February 9, 1858
Box 1, Folder 8Document from Prince William County, Virginia, post office listing articles returned by L.H. Reynolds, the post master of Maple Valley, Virginia, December 22, 1859
Box 1, Folder 9Speech: The Constitution As It Is, printed speech given by E. R Reynolds as a member of the House of Representatives, February 18, 1861
Box 1, Folder 10Easterday, 1866 - Poem written by Dr. L. Hascall Reynolds
Box 1, Folder 11Teacher's contract with Albert Reynolds for a school in Hennepin County, Minnesota, October 22, 1877
Box 1, Folder 12Early reminiscences of E.R. Reynolds of Middletown, Vermont where his father had his first parish, November 4, 1880
Box 1, Folder 13Letter to Dr. L. Hascall Reynolds from Caroline A. Mason, November 6, 1884
Box 1, Folder 14Letter to Dr. L. Hascall Reynolds from John Mason, December 24, 1885
Box 1, Folder 15Account book, 1884-1885
Box 1, Folder 16Letter to Sophia Janette Reynolds, E.R. Reynolds' niece, from E.R. Reynolds, June 1, 1901
Box 1, Folder 17Newspaper clipping about E.R. Reynolds on his 92nd birthday, February 16, 1908
Box 1, Folder 18Alcohol by Hon. Edwin R. Reynolds
Box 1, Folder 19Biographical sketch of Noah Baily, one of the printers on the Northern Spectator, the newspaper owned by Linus J. Reynolds
Box 1, Folder 20Biographical sketch of O.A. Bowe, a printer on the Northern Spectator
Box 1, Folder 21Biographical sketch of Linus J. Reynolds
Box 1, Folder 22Horace Greeley in Congress
Box 1, Folder 23Horace Greeley's courtship
Box 1, Folder 24The Phoenix - Immortality
Box 1, Folder 25Letter from Eppa Hunton to L.H. Reynolds, the post master of Maple Valley, Virginia, warning him about circulating the Tribune in Virginia
Box 1, Folder 26Poem: "My mother"
Box 1, Folder 27Poem: untitled
Box 1, Folder 28Newspaper clippings


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