Nathaniel Rochester Family Papers

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Nathaniel Rochester family papers
Creator: Rochester family
Call Number: A.R66
Dates: 1777-1888
Physical Description: 2 boxes
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Table of Contents:

Revision Information
Biographical/Historical Note
Scope and Content
Subject(s)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Access
Use
Citation
Related Materials
Content List
Collection Overview
Title: Nathaniel Rochester family papers
Creator: Rochester family
Call Number: A.R66
Dates: 1777-1888
Physical Description: 2 boxes
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Biographical/Historical Note
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.

Scope and Content
The collection contains biographical information and legal documents relating to Nathaniel Rochester (1752-1831), a founder of the city of Rochester, N.Y., and to his wife, Sophia (Beatty) Rochester (1768-1845). Also included are a number of documents relating to Harvey Montgomery ( -1869), the husband of Nathaniel and Sophia Rochester's fifth child, Mary Eleanor (Rochester) Montgomery (1796-1849). In addition, one folder contains personal correspondence written between 1841 and 1849 to Mary G. (Whitney) Montogomery (?-1882), wife of Harvey and Mary Eleanor Montgomery's fifth child, Thomas Colman Montgomery (1820-1906).

Subject(s):
New York (State)--Monroe County
Politics and government
American Revolution (1775-1783)
Rochester, Nathaniel, 1752-1831
Rochester, Nathaniel Thrift, 1802-1883
Whig Party (Rochester, N.Y.)
Rochester family
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This collection was mainly the gift of Mrs. Joseph Roby, March 26, 1956, and was partially purchased on NEH-General, October 31, 1980, from Norman Bellows. On March 25, 1988, R. Ross Roby gave a small notebook kept by his great great grandfather Nathaniel Rochester in 1776 during his service in the Revolutionary War, and the papers of his great grandfather, Henry Elie Rochester (1806-1889), the son of Nathaniel Rochester. The Nathaniel Rochester notebook has been added to this collection as folder 13 of box 2; the Henry Elie Rochester Papers have been processed as collection D.211. Two folders in this collection (box 2, folders 5 and 9) relating to Henry Elie Rochester have been removed and added to the Henry Elie Rochester Papers.Access
The Nathaniel Rochester 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], Nathaniel Rochester family papers, A.R66, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of RochesterRelated Materials
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
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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Revision Information
2017-11: EAD revision

Content List
Box 1, Folder 1Commission and appointments of Nathaniel Rochester, 1777-1888
Box 1, Folder 2Hagerstown bank note, 1807
Also includes copy

Box 1, Folder 3Gideon Granger, signature, 1807-1809
4 letters and a document

Box 1, Folder 4Letters by Nathaniel Rochester from Albany, 1820-1822
Box 1, Folder 5Autobiography of Nathaniel Rochester and newspaper article
Box 1, Folder 6Nathaniel Rochester biography, Rochester Daily Tribune, November 21, 1855
Box 1, Folder 7Funeral sermon and death notices of Nathaniel and Sophia B. Rochester
Box 1, Folder 8Will of Sophia Rochester
Box 1, Folder 9Letters relative to legal matters in North Carolina, 1800-1827
Box 1, Folder 10Documents relative to legal matters in North Carolina, 1801-1827
Box 1, Folder 11Undated North Carolina legal matter
Box 1, Folder 12Nathaniel Rochester Estate, bad debts
Box 1, Folder 13Deeds, 1816-1827
Box 1, Folder 14Pew in St. Luke's Church, Genesee Falls, Rochester, N.Y., lease terms
Box 1, Folder 15Appointment as Public Notary, Nathaniel T. Rochester
Box 1, Folder 16State militia appointment, Nathaniel T. Rochester
Box 1, Folder 17Appointment of Nathaniel T. Rochester as Deputy County Clerk, 1821, 1823
Box 1, Folder 18Legal documents and business correspondence, 1787-1844
Box 2, Folder 1Land grant in Missouri to William B. Rochester (James Monroe signature), 1823
Box 2, Folder 2Eli Hart vs. Benjamin Barton, 1826-1829
Box 2, Folder 3William B. Rochester, letter and resolution, 1822, 1829
Box 2, Folder 4Whig Central Committee of Monroe County, N.Y., Election of, 1844
Thomas H. Rochester, Treasurer

Box 2, Folder 5[Material removed]
Removed from the collection; placed with D.211

Box 2, Folder 6Mount Hope Cemetery, deeds to lots and receipts
Box 2, Folder 7Deeds and other legal papers, 1811-1865
Box 2, Folder 8Military passes and papers, 1861-1864
Box 2, Folder 9[Material removed]
Removed from the collection; placed with D.211

Box 2, Folder 10Unidentified lecture on constitution
Box 2, Folder 11Facsimile of Declaration of Independence, Chicago Tribune, 1895
Box 2, Folder 12Letters to Mary G. (Whitney) Montgomery, 1841-1849, undated
Box 2, Folder 13Nathaniel Rochester notebook, 1776


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