Willis Britton Papers

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Willis Britton papers
Creator: Britton, Willis, 1860-1935
Call Number: D.370
Dates: 1845- 1982
Physical Description: .5 Cubic feet
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: Personal papers
Series II: Business materials
Collection Overview
Title: Willis Britton papers
Creator: Britton, Willis, 1860-1935
Call Number: D.370
Dates: 1845- 1982
Physical Description: .5 Cubic feet
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Biographical/Historical Note
Willis Nelson Britton was born June 6, 1860 in Greece, New York. He was the son of Alanson P. and Laura Lewis Britton. On January 12, 1885, he married Charlotte Lottie Ann Combs in Batavia, New York. They had four children: Hervey (1885-1962), Laura (1889-1952), Nelson "Ward" (1892-1956), and Avis (1896-1989). Britton ran a produce business in Rochester, New York and founded the W.N. Britton Realty Company, which was a developer of Greece, New York. He died February 8, 1935.

Scope and Content
The Willis Britton Papers contains two series: Personal Papers and Business Materials. Personal Papers include photographs, maps, legal documents, correspondence, newspaper clippings, and genealogical material relating to his business affairs and family. Business Materials documents the developing of W.N. Britton Reality Company.

Subject(s):
New York (State)--Greece
Photographs
Maps
Legal instruments
Correspondence
Newspaper clippings
Britton, Willis, 1860-1935
W.N. Britton Realty Company
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The Willis Britton Papers were the gift of his granddaughter, Carol Miller Reed, on August 25, 1997.Access
The Willis Britton 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], Willis Britton papers, D.370, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
Administrative Information
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Publisher: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
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Content List
Series I: Personal papers
Box 1, Folder 1Alanson P. Britton notebook, 1851-1853
Box 1, Folder 2Britton family: Genealogy and signatures, 1755-1989
Box 1, Folder 3Declaration of intention to preserve restrictions on use of land, 1961-1982
Box 1, Folder 4Estate of Charlotte (Lottie) Britton, 1939-1955
Box 1, Folder 5Greece, New York: History of, 1955-1975
Box 1, Folder 6Hoover Drive School, 1971-1980
Box 1, Folder 7Hoover School contract: Britton property, 1928-1934
Box 1, Folder 8Maps and deeds, 1920-1980
Box 1, Folder 9Miller, Avis Britton: Oral history interview, 1975
Box 1, Folder 10Photographs: Britton family
Box 1, Folder 11Photographs: Britton residences
Box 1, Folder 12Photographs: Britton residence, 1549 Dewey Avenue, 1912-1975
Box 1, Folder 13Photographs: Britton residence, 1587 Dewey Avenue, 1907-1912
Box 1, Folder 14Photographs: Driving Park Hotel, 1902-1906
Box 1, Folder 15Photographs: St. Petersburg, Florida
Box 1, Folder 16Commemoration of Erie Canal and the New England Pioneers Program, March 10, 1929
Series II: Business materials
Box 1, Folder 17W.N. and A.P. Britton: Produce business, 1857-1909
Box 1, Folder 18W.N. Britton Realty Company, 1908-1948
Box 1, Folder 19Certificate of membership of the Fire Department, City of Rochester for Alanson. P. Britton, 1845
Box 1, Folder 20Boat rules for Troy Ohio Detroit and New-York Ohio lines, 1847


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