Horatio Gates Warner Family Papers

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Horatio Gates Warner family papers
Creator: Warner, Horatio Gates, 1801-1876
Call Number: A.W32
Dates: circa 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

Table of Contents:

Biographical/Historical Note
Scope and Content
Subject(s)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Access
Use
Citation
Content List
Series I: Correspondence
Series II: Business and financial papers
Series III: Law practice
Series IV: Writings
Series V: William H. Warner papers
Series VI: William H. Warner estate
Series VII: Warner papers - before 1800
Series VIII: Other family papers
Collection Overview
Title: Horatio Gates Warner family papers
Creator: Warner, Horatio Gates, 1801-1876
Call Number: A.W32
Dates: circa 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.

Subject(s):
California
New York (State)--Rochester
Correspondence
Diaries
Architectural drawings
Essays
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
The Horatio Gates Warner 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
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[Item title, item date], Horatio Gates Warner family papers, A.W32, 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
Address:
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Second Floor, Room 225
Rochester, NY 14627-0055
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Content List
Series I: Correspondence
Box 1Business letters to H.G. Warner, 1828-1857
Box 2Business letters to H.G. Warner, 1858-1864
Box 3Business letters to H.G. Warner, 1865-1869
Box 4Business letters to H.G. Warner, 1870-1872
Box 5Business letters to H.G. Warner, 1873-1875, and from H.G. Warner, 1850-1875
Box 6Family letters to H.G. Warner, 1850-1856
Box 7Letters from H.G. Warner to his family (from California), 1850-1856
Box 8Horatio Douglas Warner correspondence, 1862
Box 8Letters to H.G. Warner on the death of Horatio D. Warner, 1862-1863
Box 8Letters to H.G. Warner on the death of Mary Warner, 1868
Box 8Sarah K. Warner correspondence, 1862-1864
Box 8Letters to H.G. Warner on the death of Sarah K. Warner, 1864-1865
Box 8Miscellaneous correspondence, 1851-1901
Some indexed

Series II: Business and financial papers
Box 9Bank book, 1853-1856
Box 9Bills and receipts, 1846-1889
Box 9Cancelled checks, circa 1856-1865
Box 9Deeds and land contracts, 1849-1867
Box 9Expenses of Horatio Douglas Warner at Union College, 1859-1860
Box 9Georgia plantation, 1870-1873
Box 9Income tax, 1850-1863
Box 9Rochester bank - bonds and stock transactions, 1858-1865
Box 9Rochester Daily Advertiser and Republican - ownership transactions, 1849-1855
Box 9Seneca Warner - mortgage, 1852-1860
Box 16Drawings and specs for Warner Castle, 1853-1862
Package 1Drawings, specifications, estimates, etc., relating to construction of Warner Castle and the adjoining grounds, 1853-1862
Series III: Law practice
Box 10Asahel Warner et al. against William B. Warner, 1843
Box 10H.G. Warner et al. against George G. Cooper, 1857
Box 10H.G. Warner against James F. Royce, 1858
Box 10H.G. Warner against Alvah Strong et. al., 1863
Box 10William H. Warner against Luther King, 1846
Box 10Miscellaneous law papers
Series IV: Writings
Box 11Essays - Constitution Island, West Point
Box 11Essays - Panama
Box 11Essays - Southern U.S.
Box 11Essays and short stories - California
Box 11Essays and short stories - Miscellaneous
Box 11Journals and diaries - California, 1850-1852, and Almanac, 1855
Box 11Manuscript - California
Box 12Poetry
Box 12Political essays, editorials, and petitions
Box 12Speeches
Box 12Miscellaneous writings
Box 12Drawings
Series V: William H. Warner papers
Box 13Letters to William H. Warner, 1841-1849
Box 13Letters to William H. Warner, undated
Box 13Letters from William H. Warner, 1839-1849
Box 13Letters from William H. Warner, undated
Box 13Bills and receipts, 1842-1849
Box 13Diary, volume 1, 1845-1849
Box 13Military orders, 1838-1845
Series VI: William H. Warner estate
Box 14General information - inventories, etc.
Box 14Deeds transacted with William H. Warner, 1840-1849
Box 14Deeds and transactions on land in California and Illinois after the death of William H. Warner, 1850-1865
Box 14Horatio G. Warner - business transactions in California, 1850-1856
Box 14Legal transactions on settlement of estate, 1848-1866
Box 14Correspondence between Daniel Curtis and Ogden, Jones, & Co., 1849-1851
Box 14Miscellaneous correspondence on settlement, 1849-1852
Series VII: Warner papers - before 1800
Box 15Asahel Warner - appointment as quarter master by John Jay, 1800
Box 15Correspondence
Box 15Zebulon Robins - deeds and leases, 1739-1782
Box 15Zebulon Robins - last will and testament and inventory of estate, 1768-1783
Box 15Miscellaneous deeds and indentures, 1761-1786
Series VIII: Other family papers
Box 16Calling cards and undated invitations
Box 16Clippings and newspapers, 1850-1863
Box 16Fraternal organizations, 1867
Box 16Industrial exhibition, 1854
Box 16J.B.Y. Warner
Box 16Last will and testament of Mrs. H.G. Warner, 1893
Box 16Letters of introduction of H.G. Warner, 1870
Box 16N.Y.S. Board of Regents activities (H.G. Warner), 1871-1876
Box 16Poetry - unidentified authors, 1783-1875
Box 16Printed circulars, 1783-1875
Box 16Sermons - unidentified author, 1822
Box 16Tributes to H.G. Warner on his death, 1876
Box 16University information and memorabilia, 1870-1872
Box 16Union College material, 1860-1874
Box 16Warner genealogical information
Box 16Miscellaneous
Box 16Maps (Panama and California gold mine)


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