Mors Ostrander Slocum Papers

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Mors Ostrander Slocum papers
Creator: Slocum, Mors Ostrander, 1866-1915
Call Number: D.42
Dates: 1907-1912
Physical Description: 1 box
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
Related Materials
Content List
Collection Overview
Title: Mors Ostrander Slocum papers
Creator: Slocum, Mors Ostrander, 1866-1915
Call Number: D.42
Dates: 1907-1912
Physical Description: 1 box
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Biographical/Historical Note
Mors Ostrander Slocum was born December 24, 1866 in Scottsville, New York. He was a graduate of the University of Rochester, where he was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon and the class of 1889. While in Rochester, Slocum married the daughter of Herman and Lucy Ann (Goodwill) Glass, Gertrude Goodwill Glass, on December 27, 1894. Slocum went on to study engineering at the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey before working for the Western Electric Company in New York City and Chicago. There Slocum became an active participant in civic and political society, helping Charles S. Deneen secure the Illinois gubernatorial election of 1905. In Chicago, Slocum held association with the Hamilton Club and the Royal Arcanum, and served as director of the Hyde Park Protective Association and as a trustee of the Forty-first Street Presbyterian Church. Slocum died in 1915.

Scope and Content
The Mors Ostrander Slocum Papers are comprised of one box containing mainly correspondence between Mors Ostrander Slocum and Admiral Franklin Hanford, both of Scottsville, N. Y. The letters discuss the publication of a book entitled Wheatland, Monroe County, New York. A brief sketch of its history (1906) written by George Engs Slocum, 1824-1906, father of Mors Slocum. The early letters, February through May 1907, discuss the editing of the manuscript of the book for publication. There is a gap in the correspondence between June 1907 and October 1910. Subsequent letters discuss the sale of the book. Included in the collection is a final typescript copy of the book. Materials relating to Mumford and Wheatland, New York are included within this collection, with reference to John McKay, Robert McKay, and Thomas Mumford.

Subject(s):
New York (State)--Wheatland (Town)
Correspondence
Manuscripts
Slocum, Mors Ostrander, 1866-1915
Hanford, Franklin, 1844-
Slocum, George E. -- Wheatland, Monroe County, New York
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection was the gift of Mr. Sanford G. Slocum, Rochester, N. Y., April 5, 1974.Access
The Mors Ostrander Slocum 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], Mors Ostrander Slocum papers, D.42, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of RochesterRelated Materials
Other collections in the Department of Rare Books & Special Collections relating to the Mors Ostrander Slocum Papers are: Franklin Hanford Papers .


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
Box 1, Folder 1-4Correspondence, February-June 1907
Box 1, Folder 5-7Correspondence, 1910-1912
Box 1, Folder 8Various typescript portions of book about the history of the towns of Wheatland and Mumford
Box 1, Folder 9-11Wheatland, Monroe County, New York: A brief sketch of its history by George E. Slocum, 1906
Typed manuscript

Box 1, Folder 12Receipts, 1908-1909


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