Horatio Gates Warner Family Papers

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Collection Overview
Title: Horatio Gates Warner Family Papers
Creator: Warner, Horatio Gates, 1801-1876
Call Number: A.W32
Dates: ca. 1739-1901
Physical Description: 16 boxes, 1 package
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Biographical/Historical Note
Horatio Gates Warner was a Rochester attorney, business man, newspaper publisher and editor. He was interested in literary and educational affairs and at the time of his death was a member of the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York. His home on Mount Hope Avenue, long known as "Warner Castle", was constructed under his close supervision in 1853/54, and the papers include what remains of the drawings, specifications, estimates and costs of its construction.

Of great interest is the material relating to the career of William H. Warner (1812-1849) a Brevet Captain in the U.S. Army Corps of Topographical Engineers, who was killed by Indians while on an exploring expedition in Sierra Nevada. Horatio Gates Warner made several trips to California during the early 1850's to settle the estate of his brother, William. The letters, diaries, journals, business and legal papers, essays, etc., which resulted from these journeys form an important collection of source material on California in the gold rush days.

Scope and Content
Primarily a collection of correspondence, business papers, diaries, journals, essays, etc., of Horatio Gates Warner (1801-1876) and his immediate family.

New York (State)--Rochester
Architectural drawings
Legal instruments
Warner, Horatio Gates, 1801-1876
Warner, William Horace
United States. Army. Corps of Engineers
Warner Castle (Rochester, N.Y.)
University of Rochester
Union College (Schenectady, N.Y.)
Warner family
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The gift of Mrs. Wesley M. Angle, Mrs. William H. Gorsline, and. Mrs. Eugene Brown, 1962-1966.Excerpts from the diaries of William H. and Horatio Gates Warner were published in the University of Rochester Library Bulletin, volume18, no.1, Autumn, 1962.Access
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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
Box I
Business Letters to H.G. Warner, 1828-1857
Box II
Business Letters to H.G. Warner, 1858-1864
Business Letters to H.G. Warner, 1865-1869
Box IV
Business Letters to H.G. Warner, 1870-1872
Box V
Business Letters to H.G. Warner, 1873-1875, and from H.G. Warner, 1850-1875
Box VI
Family Letters to H.G. Warner, 1850-1856
Letters from H.G. Warner to his family, 1850-1856 (from California)
Correspondence - Miscellaneous
Horatio Douglas Warner Correspondence, 1862
Letters to H.G. Warner on the death of Horatio D. Warner, 1862-1863
Letters to H.G. Warner on the death of Mary Warner, 1868
Sarah K. Warner Correspondence, 1862-1864
Letters to H.G. Warner on the death of Sarah K. Warner, 1864-1865
Miscellaneous Correspondence (Some indexed), 1851-1901
Box IX
Horatio Gates Warner - Business Transactions
Bank Book, 1853-1856
Bills and Receipts, 1846-1889
Cancelled Checks, ca1856-1865
Deeds and Land Contracts, 1849-1867
Expenses of Horatio Douglas Warner at Union College, 1859-1860
Georgia Plantation, 1870-1873
Income Tax, 1850-1863
Rochester Bank - Bonds and Stock Transactions, 1858-1865
Rochester Daily Advertiser and Republican - Ownership Transactions, 1849-1855
Seneca Warner - Mortgage, 1852-1860
Box X
Horatio Gates Warner - Law Practice
Asahel Warner et al. against William B. Warner, 1843
H.G. Warner et al. against George G. Cooper, 1857
H.G. Warner against James F. Royce, 1858
H.G. Warner against Alvah Strong et. al., 1863
William H. Warner against Luther King, 1846
Miscellaneous Law Papers
Box XI
Horatio Gates Warner - Writings
Essays - Constitution Island, West Point
Essays - Panama
Essays - Southern U.S.
Essays and Short Stories - California
Essays and Short Stories - Miscellaneous
Journals and Diaries - California, 1850-1852, and Almanac, 1855
Manuscript - California
Horatio Gates Warner - Writings and drawings
Political Essays, Editorials, and Petitions
Miscellaneous Writings
William H. Warner Papers
Letters to William H. Warner, 1841-1849
Letters to William H. Warner, N.D.
Letters from William H. Warner, 1839-1849
Letters from William H. Warner, N.D.
Bills and Receipts 1842-1849
Diary - 1 vol. 1845-1849
Military- Orders 1838-1845
William H. Warner Estate
General Information - Inventories etc.
Deeds transacted with William H. Warner, 1840-1849
Deeds and transactions on land in California and Illinois after the death of William H. Warner, 1850-1865
Horatio G. Warner - Business transactions in California, 1850-1856
Legal Transactions on Settlement of Estate, 1848-1866
Correspondence between Daniel Curtis and Ogden, Jones, Co., 1849-1851
Miscellaneous Correspondence on Settlement, 1849-1852
Box XV
Warner Papers - Before 1800
Asahel Warner - Appointment as Quarter Master by John Jay, 1800
Zebulon Robins - Deeds and Leases, 1739-1782
Zebulon Robins - Last Will and Testament and Inventory of Estate, 1768-1783
Miscellaneous Deeds and Indentures, 1761-1786
Miscellaneous Papers
Calling Cards and undated Invitations
Clippings and Newspapers, 1850-1863
Fraternal Organizations, 1867
Industrial Exhibition, 1854
J.B.Y. Warner
Last Will and Testament of Mrs. H.G. Warner, 1893
Letters of Introduction of H.G. Warner, 1870
N.Y.S. Board of Regents Activities (H.G. Warner), 1871-1876
Poetry - Unidentified Authors, 1783-1875
Printed Circulars, 1783-1875 *
Sermons - Unidentified Author, 1822
Tributes to H.G. Warner on his death, 1876
Union College Material, 1860-1874
University Information and Memorabilia, 1870-1872
Warner Genealogical Information
Maps (Panama and California gold mine)
Drawings and Specs for Warner Castle, 1853-1862
Drawings, specifications, estimates, etc., relating to construction of Warner Castle and the adjoining grounds. 1853-1862.

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