William Nathan Sage Papers

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William Nathan Sage papers
Creator: Sage, William Nathan, 1819-1890
Call Number: A.S12
Dates: 1847-1901
Physical Description: 6 boxes, 16 Volumes
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)
Access
Use
Citation
Content List
Series I: Correspondence
Series II: University of Rochester
Subseries I: Early history of the University of Rochester
Subseries II: Financial and legal papers of the University of Rochester
Subseries III: Catalogues and reports of the University of Rochester
Subseries IV: Miscellaneous material, University of Rochester
Series III: Rochester Theological Seminary
Series IV: New York Baptist Union
Series V: Scrapbooks
Collection Overview
Title: William Nathan Sage papers
Creator: Sage, William Nathan, 1819-1890
Call Number: A.S12
Dates: 1847-1901
Physical Description: 6 boxes, 16 Volumes
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Biographical/Historical Note
William Nathan Sage (1819-1890) was born in Ballston Spa, New York, but moved to Rochester at an early age. He graduated from Brown University in 1840, and then established a book publishing company in Rochester with his brother Nelson Sage. In 1847 he was elected county clerk and held this office for three years. In 1860 he joined the firm originally founded by his father Oren Sage, Pancost, Sage, & Morse. He later helped organize the Sage Deposit Company and was also a founder and director of Monroe County Savings Bank. When the University of Rochester was founded in 1850, William N. Sage became the secretary of the Board of Trustees. In 1851 he also became the Board's treasurer. He held both offices until his death in 1890. His work did much to contribute to the success of the University.

Scope and Content
The papers include Mr. Sage's correspondence, manuscripts dealing with the founding of the University of Rochester, and early University financial and legal papers. The correspondence of Oren Sage, John N. Wilder, and Smith Sheldon are also contained in the collection.

Subject(s):
New York (State)--Rochester
Correspondence
Financial records
Legal instruments
Sage, William Nathan, 1819-1890
University of Rochester
Rochester Theological Seminary
New York Baptist Union
Bankers
Access
The William Nathan Sage 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], William Nathan Sage papers, A.S12, 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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Revision Information
January 22, 2001: This finding aid has been revised.

Content List
Series I: Correspondence
Box 11847-1852
Box 21853-1859
Box 31860-1890
Series II: University of Rochester
Subseries I: Early history of the University of Rochester
Box 4, Folder 1Letters pertaining to the Madison-Rochester controversy and the founding of the University of Rochester
Box 4, Folder 2Material on choosing of the site for the University of Rochester
Box 4, Folder 3Smith Sheldon correspondence: concerning the move from Madison to Rochester
Box 4, Folder 4John N. Wilder correspondence
Box 4, Folder 5University of Rochester subscriptions, 1849-1888
Box 4, Folder 6Provisional committee, 1850
Box 4, Folder 7Report on the plan of instruction at the University of Rochester, September 16, 1850
Box 4, Folder 8Material on the construction of University buildings
Box 4, Folder 9Material relating to the Board of Trustees, 1851-1893
Box 4, Folder 10Correspondence to the Board of Trustees, 1852-1890
Box 4, Folder 11Miscellaneous letters pertaining to the University of Rochester
Box 4, Folder 12Miscellaneous material from the early history of the University of Rochester
Volume 8, Volume 9University of Rochester: Charter
Volume 9University of Rochester: Outline history of the University of Rochester, 1886
Subseries II: Financial and legal papers of the University of Rochester
Box 5, Folder 1-3University of Rochester financial papers, 1850-1901, undated
Box 5, Folder 4Treasurer's reports, 1852-1898
Box 5, Folder 5-7Ledger sheets, 1852-1898
Box 5, Folder 8University of Rochester cancelled checks, 1867-1877
Box 5, Folder 9University of Rochester check stubs, 1870-1884
Box 5, Folder 10Receipts for the Monroe Association, 1849-1856
Box 5, Folder 11Financial papers relating to D. A. Carpenter, 1860?-1864
Box 5, Folder 12Michael O'Hare mortgage material, 1850-1855
Box 5, Folder 13-14University of Rochester legal papers, 1850-1858, 1869-1888
Subseries III: Catalogues and reports of the University of Rochester
Volume 1University of Rochester: Catalogue, 1-2, 1850/1851-1851/1852
Volume 1University of Rochester: Catalogue 2-3, 1851/1852-1852/1853
Volume 2University of Rochester: Annual Catalogue, 4-5,7, 1853/1854-1854/1855; 1856/1857
Volume 2University of Rochester: Annual Catalogue, 4, 1853/1854
Volume 2University of Rochester: Triennial Catalogue, 1856
Volume 3University of Rochester: Annual Catalogue, 8-9, 1857/1858, 1858/1859
Volume 3University of Rochester: Annual Catalogue, 9, 1858/1859
Volume 4University of Rochester: Triennial Catalogue, 1859
Volume 4University of Rochester: Annual Catalogue, 10-13, 1859/1860-1862/1863
Volume 5University of Rochester: Triennial Catalogue, 1865
Volume 5University of Rochester: Annual Catalogue, 14-20, 1863/1864-1869/1870
Volume 5University of Rochester: Triennial Catalogue, 1869
Volume 6University of Rochester: Annual Catalogue, 21-24, 1870/1871-1873/1874
Volume 6University of Rochester: Triennial Catalogue, 1850-1873
Volume 7University of Rochester: Annual Catalogue, 24-28, 1873/1874­-1877/1878
Volume 8University of Rochester: Annual Catalogue, 29-32, 1878/1879­-1881/1882
Volume 8University of Rochester: General Catalogue, 1850-1879
Volume 9University of Rochester Annual Catalogue, 33-39, 1882/1883-1888/1889
Volume 1University of Rochester: Report to Board of Trustees, September 16, 1850
Volume 1University of Rochester: Regents reports, 1851/1852
Volume 2University of Rochester: Report of Regents, 1853/1855
Volume 3University of Rochester: Report of Regents, 1856/1857
Volume 4University of Rochester: Reports of Regents, 1858-1861
Volume 5University of Rochester: Reports of Regents, 1862-1867
Volume 6University of Rochester: Report of Regents, 1866-1870
Volume 5University of Rochester: Alumni proceedings, 1866, 1868/1869
Volume 7University of Rochester: Alumni proceedings, 1872-1873
Subseries IV: Miscellaneous material, University of Rochester
Box 6, Folder 1Baptist Education Society of the State of New York
Box 6, Folder 2List of contributions to various funds of the University of Rochester, 1851-1898
Box 6, Folder 3Material concerning the funeral of Dr. and. Mrs. Martin Brewer Anderson
Box 6, Folder 4University of Rochester Library
Box 6, Folder 5Reynolds Laboratory - University of Rochester
Box 6, Folder 6Report of the Anderson Alumni Fund, 1888
Box 6, Folder 7Lists of students enrolled at the University of Rochester
Box 6, Folder 8Material relating to prizes and awards given to students
Box 6, Folder 9Material relating to free scholarships
Box 6, Folder 10Material relating to student loans
Box 6, Folder 11Material relating to J. G. Oncken
Box 6, Folder 12Constitution of the University Record, adopted September 28, 1874
Box 6, Folder 13Correspondence regarding University of Rochester graduates
Box 6, Folder 14Brockport Collegiate Institute
Box 6, Folder 15Purchase of the Ward Cabinet - University of Rochester
Volume 4University of Rochester: Notice of the Ward cabinets of mineralogy and geology, 1863
Volume 2Freeman, Z.: Manual of American colleges theological seminaries
Volume 3Anderson, M. B.: Inaugural address, 1854
Volume 8Anderson, M. B.: "Voluntaryism"
Volume 3Wilder, J. N.: Rochester; poem
Volume 6University of Rochester: Interpres, v. 13-14, 1871-1872
Volume 7University of Rochester: Interpres, v. 15-16, 1872-1873
Volume 8University of Rochester: Interpres, v. 24, 1882
Volume 8Hall, John: "Religious use of property"
Volume 9University of Rochester: Alumni directory, 1887
Series III: Rochester Theological Seminary
Volume 1Rochester Theological Seminary: Catalogue, 2, 1851/1852
Volume 1Rochester Theological Seminary: Catalogue, 3, 1852/1853
Volume 2Rochester Theological Seminary: Annual Catalogue, 3-4, 6, 1853/1854­-1854/1855; 1856/1857
Volume 3Rochester Theological Seminary: Annual Catalogue, 6-9, 1856/1857-1858/1859
2 copies of 9

Volume 4Rochester Theological Seminary: Annual Catalogue, 9-12, 1859/1860-1862/1863
Volume 6Rochester Theological Seminary: Annual Catalogue, 22-23, 1872/1873-1873/1874
Volume 7Rochester Theological Seminary: Annual Catalogue, 24-26, 1874/1875-1876/1877
Volume 7Rochester Theological Seminary: General catalogue, 1876
Volume 8Rochester Theological Seminary: Annual Catalogue, 29-30, 1877/1878­-1880/1881
Volume 9Rochester Theological Seminary: Annual Catalogue, 37, 1887/1888
Volume 9Rochester Theological Seminary: General Catalogue, 1889
Volume 2Rochester Theological Seminary: Bylaws
Volume 2, Volume 4Rochester Theological Seminary: Miscellaneous programmes
Series IV: New York Baptist Union
Volume 1New York Baptist Union: Annual reports, 1-3, 1850-1852
Volume 2New York Baptist Union: Reports 4-5, 1853/1854
Volume 3New York Baptist Union: Annual report, 1856, 1858
Volume 6New York Baptist Union: Annual report, 20, 1871
Volume 7New York Baptist Union: Annual report, 1875
Volume 8New York Baptist Union: Annual report, 1878
Volume 9New York Baptist Union: Report, 1885?
Volume 1, Volume 3New York Baptist Union: Miscellaneous programmes
Series V: Scrapbooks
Volume 10, Volume 11, Volume 12, Volume 13, Volume 14, Volume 15, Volume 16Scrapbooks


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