Wadsworth Family Papers

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Wadsworth family papers
Creator: Wadsworth family
Call Number: FILM W14
Dates: 1790-1873
Physical Description: 17 Reels
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
Subject(s)
Access
Use
Custodial History
Citation
Related Materials
Content List
Series I: James Samuel Wadsworth papers
Series II: William Wolcott Wadsworth papers
Subseries I: Business papers
Subseries II: Land papers, 1832-1863
Subseries III: Miscellaneous subjects, 1810-1873
Collection Overview
Title: Wadsworth family papers
Creator: Wadsworth family
Call Number: FILM W14
Dates: 1790-1873
Physical Description: 17 Reels
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Scope and Content
The Wadsworth Family Papers includes letters and documents relating to the Wadsworth families of Hartford, Conn., and Geneseo, N.Y. The collection includes correspondence and papers of James S. Wadsworth and his brother William W. Wadsworth. Papers include inventories, accounts, bills of rent, 1846, and list of wheat receipts, 1847-55, for farms in Genesee Valley; deeds and other papers for lands in Connecticut, New York, Ohio, and Michigan; militia documents, 1810-22; papers concerning a manual labor school, 1845; notes and plans for orchards and nurseries, 1809-44; papers relating to the Ogden Land Company; and plans and drawings for the Livingston County Court House, Geneseo. There are also letter books, 1815-65, and account books, 1790-1844, including accounts of James S. Wadsworth as agent for Genesee Valley holdings of the Pulteney Estate. Correspondents include members of the Wadsworth family, Nathaniel Terry, Benjamin Silliman, John Barker Church, Philo C. Fuller, William L. Marcy, Thomas L. Ogden, C. Jones Richards, Martin Van Buren, and Nathaniel P. Willis.

Subject(s):
New York (State)--Geneseo
New York (State)--Livingston County
Agriculture
Wadsworth, James S. (James Samuel), 1807-1864
Wadsworth, William Wolcott
Ogden Land Company
Wadsworth family
Access
The Wadsworth 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
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.eduCustodial History
Reproduced on 17 reels of 35mm microfilm. Letters and documents relating to the Wadsworth families of Hartford, Conn., and Geneseo, N.Y. The manuscripts reproduced on these microfilms were loaned to us by James W. Wadsworth, of Hartford House, and William Perkins Wadsworth, of The Homestead, Geneseo. The papers from Hartford House are reproduced on the first three reels, and in general are the papers of James S. Wadsworth and his family. Those from The Homestead are for the most part papers of William Wolcott Wadsworth and his family, and contain more material on the growth and management of the Wadsworth estates. They are reproduced on reels 4-17. All of the papers were returned to the families, and most of them have since been dispersed, some in libraries of Connecticut, and some in the Library of Congress.Citation
[Item title, item date], Wadsworth family papers, FILM W14, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of RochesterRelated Materials
See also: Jeremiah Wadsworth 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
Series I: James Samuel Wadsworth papers
Reel 1-3Correspondence, February 20, 1793-October 4, 1862
Bills, receipts and other financial and legal papers, arranged chronologically. A detailed list of the correspondents and the documents is available in the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections.

Series II: William Wolcott Wadsworth papers
Subseries I: Business papers
Reel 4-14Correspondence, 1811-1873
Reel 4-14Business papers, 1834-1873
Reel 15Business letters, 1834-1873
Reel 15Benjamin Joy papers and accounts, 1836-1840
Reel 15Inventories, 1838-1842
Reel 15Trial balances, 1840-1842
Reel 15Accounts and statements, miscellaneous
Reel 15Contracts and agreements, miscellaneous, 1837-1861
Reel 15Bills of rent, 1846
Reel 15, Reel 16Farm orders and receipts, 1839
Reel 16Wheat receipts, 1847-1856
Reel 16Wool and wool accounts, 1855, 1860
Reel 17Letter books, account books, etc., 1790-1865
Listed in the order in which they appear on the film

J. S. Wadsworth. Letter book, 1836-1843
W. W. Wadsworth. Blotter 1838-1842. Letter book
Unindexed, for letters duplicated in letter book no. 61, p. 1-103

W. W. Wadsworth. Letter book, 1845-1853
includes deed book, 1847-1866

W. W. Wadsworth. Letter book no. 58, 1834-1845
Account book, 1805-1812
Record of payments on land

Ledger, no. 17, January 1827-April 1839
Day book, April 1839-April 1840
Farm diaries & accounts

James Wadsworth. Letter book no. 61, 1815-1819
Miscellaneous records of payments on land contracts, etc., circa 1800-1820
Payments received by James Wadsworth on land contracts, June 1, 1810-May 27, 1813
Account book, 1793-1800
Record of payments on land

Records of payments on land contracts, map, 1793-1804
John N. Wadsworth account with William & James Wadsworth, 1790-1799
Account book no. 1, November 20, 1809-July 31, 1811
W. W. Jas. Wadsworth with Spencer & Co.

Day book and journal, January 1, 1815-March 24, 1815
Account book, August 1811-September 1814
William & James Wadsworth with Spencer & Co.

Petty cash book, 1816 & 1817
Statement of balances due for lands in West Pulteney, East Pulteney, 4000 acre tract Gates, Parma
Inventory of the personal estate of the late Sr. Jno. L. Johnstone, up to 10th March, 1812
Inventory for August 1813 & for 10th April, 1816
Notes and plans of nurseries and orchards, 1809-1844
Time book, 1834-1839
Plans & drawings for court house in Geneseo
Minutes of the survey on no. 11, 7th Range, [etc., etc., 1802-1804] L. Rogers
Statement of balances due for lands in Livonia, 1804-1828
Cash book, 1814 & 1815
Cash book, 1813 & 1814
Subseries II: Land papers, 1832-1863
Reel 16Land contracts settled, 1832-1854
Reel 16Land contracts cancelled, 1844-1867; leases cancelled prior to 1846
Reel 16List of lands
Reel 16Schedule of lands
Reel 16Ogden papers
Reel 16Papers relating to Michigan and Ohio lands, 1833-1844
Reel 16Beal tract papers
Reel 16Humphreyville contract papers, 1855-1873
Subseries III: Miscellaneous subjects, 1810-1873
Reel 16Grape housing, 1857
Reel 16Manual labor school, 1845
Reel 16Nurseries: bills, etc.
Reel 16Wadsworth militia papers, 1810-1822
Reel 16Miscellaneous papers, 1836-1873


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