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Consists of various materials bound in a single volume documenting the surveys conducted in preparation for building the Erie Canal in 1816 and 1817. Includes: "Reminiscences of Surveys for the Erie Canal in 1816 and 1817 by Wm. C. Young, a rod man : Read at a meeting of the Buffalo Historical Society at his residence, January 15th, 1866" (60 leaves); a letter from George H. Moore of the New York Historical Society; handwritten transcriptions of newspaper articles ("Commencement of the Grand Canal," Utica Gazette, 15 July 1817; "Extract of a letter from a gentleman in Utica, to the Editors of the Albany Daily Advertiser," 22 Oct 1819; "Commencement of Navigation on the Erie Canal" and "The Grand Canal," Utica Patriot, 26 Oct 1819); a handwritten transcription of a letter to William C. Young from his cousin, 5 Mar 1866; and a clipping from an unknown newspaper, "The First Boat Built for the Erie Canal: 'Chief Engineer, ' of Rome" that includes a reprinted letter by Benjamin H. Wright, ... Read More
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This collection consists of informatin from the Larkin Company Drum Corps, including song sheets, membership cards, invitations, even and convention brochures, newspaper clippings. The collection is centered on the years 1925-1933, with most of the collection from 1925-1930
Buffalo History Museum
Appointment to rank of sergeant in 100th N.Y. Regiment, 1 Jan. 1862; letter to friends, recounting his experiences in the Battle of Fort Darling, Va., 18 May 1864; ALS, C.C. Porter, Lewiston, N.Y., to Soldier, expressing gratitude, [ca. 1862]
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ALS, H.C. Tucker refusing invitation, 1 Dec. 1858; ALS, K.L. Cushing offering thanks for a bouquet, 11 Jan. 1876; and ALS, to Sarah from Ann McMaster, expressing friendship, 18 Sept
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Transcripts of hearings held in Mayor Louis P. Fuhrmann's office for Commission Charter, 1914; transcripts of committee meetings, draft speeches, memoranda, messages and other papers of Mayor Charles E. Roesch, 1930-1934; and papers of the New York State Commission for the Revision of the Tax laws, including transcripts of public hearings and executive sessions, 1930-1931