George J. Skivington Collection

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George J. Skivington collection
Creator: Skivington, George J.
Call Number: A.S62
Dates: 1753-1961 ; circa 1780-1880 [bulk]
Physical Description: 23 boxes, 1 volume
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
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Content List
Series I: Correspondence
Series II: Land papers, by geographical area
Series III: Land papers, by personal name
Series IV: Land papers, Connecticut Tract Survey
Series V: Land papers, field books
Series VI: Land and financial papers
Series VII: Materials by subject
Collection Overview
Title: George J. Skivington collection
Creator: Skivington, George J.
Call Number: A.S62
Dates: 1753-1961 ; circa 1780-1880 [bulk]
Physical Description: 23 boxes, 1 volume
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Scope and Content
The George J. Skivington Collection consists of business papers of John Greig of Canandaigua, agent for William Hornby and other landowners in western and central New York. The land papers include deeds, contracts, surveys, maps, depositions in chancery case regarding title of Pulteney Estate, 1820-21, schedules of debtors, 1841-42, and Greig estate inventories and papers. There is also correspondence, including letters from Oliver Phelps, Israel Chapin, Robert Troup, William H. Adam, Joseph Fellows, Alexander Duncan, Alonzo Frost, Nathaniel W. Howell, Thomas Morris, John Rankine, William Jeffrey, John Tryon, Francis H. Beckwith, Josephine Greig Chappell, Lockwood R. Doty, and D.D.S. Brown, a paymaster in the U.S. Army, Civil War. Topics in the correspondence include lands in the Chenango Triangle, Military Tract, Cottringer Tract, Greig Tract at Rochester; Morrisville Tract at Philadelphia; and the Phelps and Gorham Purchase. There is also information about early Rochester railroads, the Sodus Canal Association, Sodus Land Company, the Shaker colony and Fourierite Phalanx at Sodus Bay, and the Ontario Glass Manufacturing Company at Geneva.

Includes originals, transcripts, photostats. The collection was arranged with WPA assistance in the 1930's and was rearranged in 1969. The library has a microfilm in 15 reels of the collection as it existed before it was rearranged and also a card index to the collection as it was then arranged. This index may be used, to some extent, as an approach to the collection, as it is now arranged. Cornell University, which has a copy of the microfilm, has reported the collection to the National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections (entry MS64-873)

Box 1 - 9: Correspondence

Box 9 - 13: Land Papers by Geographical Area

Box 14 - 16: Land Papers by Personal Name

Box 17 - 18: Land Papers: Connecticut Tract Survey

Box 19: Land Papers: Field Books

Box 19 - 21: Land., Financial, etc., Papers

Box 21 - 23: Material by Subject

New York (State)
New York (State)--Sodus
Phelps and Gorham Purchase
Land titles
Sullivan's Indian Campaign (1779)
Legal instruments
Financial records
Skivington, George J.
Greig, John, 1779-1858
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection was the gift of George J. Skivington, Jr. of Scottsville, New York; Mrs. Mary S. O'Connell of Camillus, New York; and Mrs. Gertrude C. Farrell of Manchester, Connecticut on June 22, 1966.Access
The George J. Skivington collection 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], George J. Skivington collection, A.S62, 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
Rush Rhees Library
Second Floor, Room 225
Rochester, NY 14627-0055

Content List
Series I: Correspondence
Box 1, Folder 1-11Correspondence, 1780-1826
Box 2, Folder 1-10Correspondence, 1827-1832
Box 3, Folder 1-11Correspondence, 1833-1837
Box 4, Folder 1-10Correspondence, 1838-1841
Box 5, Folder 1-9Correspondence, 1842-1844
Box 6, Folder 1-10Correspondence, 1845-1847
Box 7, Folder 1-8Correspondence, 1848-1850
Box 8, Folder 1-10Correspondence, 1851-1859
Box 9, Folder 1-6Correspondence, 1860-1927
Box 9, Folder 7-9Correspondence, undated
Series II: Land papers, by geographical area
Box 9, Folder 10-13Albany (City) - Albany, Schuyler Farm
Box 10, Folder 1Almond (Town) - Allegany - School District #16, Arcadia (Town) - Wayne
Box 10, Folder 2Bath (Town) - Steuben, Boughton Tract - See Riga (Town) - Monroe, Braddocks Bay - Greece Monroe
Box 10, Folder 3Brighton (Town) - Monroe - Camillus (Town) - Onondaga
Box 10, Folder 4Camillus (Town), Canadice (Town) - Ontario, Canandaigua- Village and Towns, Hopewell (Town)
Box 10, Folder 5Canandaigua (Village) - Ontario - Masonic Hall, Castile (Town) - Wyoming - R. G. Bowman, Chapinville (Village) - Ontario
Box 10, Folder 6Chenango Triangle (Broome, Chenango etc.)
Box 10, Folder 7Chili (Town) - Monroe, Cicero (Town) - Onondaga, Clarkson (Town) - Monroe
Box 10, Folder 8Clarkson (Town) - Monroe Library, Columbia (Town) - Herkimer, Constantia (Town) - Oswego Cottringer Tract - (Allegany, Wyoming, Genesee, Livingston Cos.)
Box 10, Folder 9Cottringer Tract
Box 10, Folder 10Craigie Tract (Genesee) Dryden (Town) - Thompkins, Fabius (Town) - Onondaga, Galen (Town) - Wayne
Box 10, Folder 11Gates (Town) - Monroe, Genesee Falls (Town) - Wyoming, Geneva (Village) - Ontario - Glass Factory, Greene (Village) - Chenango, Greig Tract - See Rochester (City) - Monroe - Greig Tract, Hannibal (Town) - Oswego, Harrison (Town) - Cortland Hartsville (Town) - Steuben, Hector (Town) - Schuyler
Box 11, Folder 1Homer (Town) - Cortland, Hopewell (Town) - Ontario
Box 11, Folder 2Huron (Town) - Wayne, Irondequoit (Town) - Monroe
Box 11, Folder 3Irondequoit (Town) - Monroe - Greig Farm, Italy (Town) - Yates
Box 11, Folder 4Kendall (Town) - Orleans, Leicester (Town) - Livingston, Livonia (Town) - Livingston,Locke (Town) - Cayuga, Lysander (Town) - Onondaga, Macomb's Purchase- (Franklin, St. Lawrence, Jefferson., Lewis, Herkimer, Oswego), Marcellus (Town) - Onondaga, Marshal (Town) - Livingston?,Mendon (Town) - Monroe- Mendon Tavern
Box 11, Folder 5Morrisville Estate Mumford (Village) - Monroe
Box 11, Folder 6Mumford- Ogden Tract (Genesee, Wyoming)
Box 11, Folder 7-8Ogden Tract (Wyoming)
Box 11, Folder 9Ogden Tract, Olean,Cattaraugus, Ontario (Town) - Wayne, Otisco (Town) - Onondaga, Ovid (Town) - Seneca, Painted Post (Village) - Steuben, Parma (Town) - Monroe, Penfield (Town) - Monroe Penfield (Town) - Monroe - Salt Tract
Box 11, Folder 10Penfield- Salt Tract, Penfield, Phelps (Town) - Ontario, Pittsford (Town) - Monroe, Pittsford (Town) - Monroe - Allens Creek, Portage (Town) - Livingston
Box 11, Folder 11Portageville (Village) Genesee Falls - Wyoming, Richmond (Town) - Ontario formerly Pittstown, Riga (Town) - Monroe Rochester (city) - Monroe - Greig Tract - Frances St
Box 12, Folder 1Rochester (City) - Monroe - Greig Tract - Frances St, Exchange St.
Box 12, Folder 2Rochester (City) - Monroe - Greig Tract - Clay St., Clarissa St., Chapin St.
Box 12, Folder 3Rochester (City) - Monroe - Greig Tract - Champlain St., Cady St., Bartlet St.
Box 12, Folder 4Rochester (City) - Monroe - Greig Tract- Bartlet St., 3rd Ward
Box 12, Folder 5Rochester (City) - Monroe - Greig Tract - 3rd Ward
Box 12, Folder 6Rochester (City) - Monroe - Greig Tract- 3rd Ward, Cornhill, Caledonia Tract, Boody Avenue
Box 12, Folder 7Rochester (City) - Monroe, Greig Tract - Greig St.
Box 12, Folder 8Rochester (City) - Monroe - Greig Tract - High St., Hunter St., Sophia St.
Box 12, Folder 9Rochester (City) - Monroe - Greig Tract - Hunter St., Olean St., Sumner Alley, Jay St., North Fitzhugh St., Prince St.
Box 12, Folder 10Rose (Town) - Wayne, Rush (Town) - Monroe, Salt Tract - See Penfield (Town) - Monroe ? Salt Tract, Savannah (Town) - Wayne, Schuyler Farm - See Albany (City) - Albany - Schuyler Farm, Scott (Town) - Cortland
Box 13, Folder 1Scottsville (Village) - Monroe, Seneca (Town) - Ontario, Sioux City, Iowa, Sodus (Town) - Wayne
Box 13, Folder 2Sodus (Town) - Wayne, Sodus (Town) - Shaker Tract
Box 13, Folder 3Sodus (Town) - Wayne - Shaker Tract, Sodus (Ontario - Wayne)
Box 13, Folder 4Sodus - Ontario - Wayne
Box 13, Folder 5Sparta (Town) - Livingston,Springfield, IL, Springport (Town) - Cayuga, Springwater (Town) - Livingston
Box 13, Folder 6Springwater, Truxton (Town) - Cortland
Box 13, Folder 7Tully (Town) - Onondaga, Victor (Town) - Ontario, Virgil (Town) - Cortland, Wayne (County), Webster (Town) - Monroe, Webster (Town) - Monroe - Salt Farm
Box 13, Folder 8-9Webster (Town) - Monroe - Salt Farm
Box 13, Folder 10West Sparta (Town) - Livingston, Wheatland (Town) - Monroe, York (Town) - Livingston
Series III: Land papers, by personal name
Box 14, Folder 1-2Chapins, 1791-1862
Box 14, Folder 2-3Alexander Duncan, 1830-1846
Box 14, Folder 4-5Joseph Fellows, 1828-1835
Box 14, Folder 5Alexander Greig, 1825-1862
Box 14, Folder 6-9William Jeffrey, 1846-1870, undated
Box 14, Folder 10-11;
Box 15, Folder 1
Elias Kane, 1796-1817
Box 15, Folder 1-2George W. Kirkland, 1793-1797
Box 15, Folder 2-5Thomas Morris - land, 1790-1843
Box 15, Folder 5-6Thomas Morris - indentures, 1794-1824
Box 15, Folder 7-8Thomas Morris - articles of agreement, 1793-1826
Box 15, Folder 8Thomas Morris - receipts, 1796-1840
Box 15, Folder 9Thomas Morris - miscellaneous financial and legal papers, 1794-1809
Box 15, Folder 10;
Box 16, Folder 1
Oliver L. Phelps, 1789-1838
Box 16, Folder 1-2Pulteney Estate, 1810-1835
Box 16, Folder 2John Rankine, 1868-1873
Box 16, Folder 2-3John and Eunice Tryon, 1795-1812
Box 16, Folder 4Charles A. Williamson, 1795-1850
Series IV: Land papers, Connecticut Tract Survey
Box 17, Volume 1-3;
Box 18, Volume 4
Connecticut Tract Survey (Orleans County)
Series V: Land papers, field books
Box 19, Folder 1-5Field books
Series VI: Land and financial papers
Box 19, Folder 6-10;
Box 20, Folder 1-11;
Box 21, Folder 1-8
Land and financial papers, 1753-1925, undated
Series VII: Materials by subject
Box 21, Folder 9Beckwith Family Papers, Buffalo and Cohocton Valley Rail-Way, George S. Boutwell, Henry A. Buttz
Box 21, Folder 10-11;
Box 22, Folder 1
Civil War Paymaster's material
Box 22, Folder 1Correspondence, 1894-1961, Dublin Steam Packet Co., Erie Canal - Bridge Plan
Box 22, Folder 2Genesee Valley Canal, John Greig - List of property and estate
Box 22, Folder 3-4Greig
Volume 1John Scott Clubb cartoons, circa 1919-1920
Additional John Scott Clubb materials can be found at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)'s special collections and university archives department.

Box 22, Folder 4Kansas fund
Box 22, Folder 5Military papers
Box 22, Folder 6-7Miscellaneous manuscript material
Box 22, Folder 7Miscellaneous printed material, Monroe Bank
Catalogued as printed material

Box 22, Folder 8Robert and Thomas Morris manuscript material

Box 22, Folder 9Ontario County Young Men's Temperence Society, Paper, "Revolutionary Struggle," by Mrs. Josephine Gregg Chappell, 1899, Thomas Pownell
Box 23, Folder 1Rider - Sampson reprints account book
Box 23, Folder 2-3The Rochester and State Line Railroad bonds of the Town of Wheatland
Box 23, Folder 3Rochester City and Brighton Railroad Company bond
Box 23, Folder 4St. Patrick's Day, Sodus Canal Company, Sodus Point Southern R. R. Co., U.S. Dept. of State Pass issued to Hanford A. Edson
Box 23, Folder 5Western District Bank
Catalogued as printed material

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