Letters written to Titus, 1880-1912, from descendants of Robert Titus, who emigrated to Boston from London in 1635, with information on, or questions about, the Titus family; a biographical sketch of Robert C. Titus, his certifcate of election as judge of the superior court, 19 Nov. 1885, and the military commission of his father, James B. Titus, 23 Apr. 1821, signed by De. Also, several partial genealogies of the Titus family, and newspaper obituaries of family members.
Correspondence between Satterlee, of Detroit, Mich. and White, of Chelmsford, Mass., regarding Rollin White, the inventor of a revolver in which the chambers were extended through the cylinder, permitting loading of fixed ammunition at the rear. White patented his invention in 1855, and granted permission to Smith and Wesson to manufacture the revolver.
Histories of the Buffalo Evening News, ca. 1900 and undated; report regarding the investigation of the Dept. of Hospitals and Dispensaries, Buffalo, N.Y., by Dr. Haven Emerson, 1922; letter from Edward W. Drew to Edward H. Butler, re 50th anniversary of the News, 1930; a history of the old Buffalo Police headquarters, ca. 1935; reports, letters, memos, and typescripts re the development of the Buffalo Municipal Airport, 1928 and undated; a history of the Aero Club by John Van Allen, 1954; and excerpts of News articles about the North Street Cemetery scandal, 1906-1907.
Handwritten copies of lyrics. Note in Vol. 1 states that the songs were taught at school by the music master Mr. Miller, ca. 1875-1880. Vol. 2 and 3 are both dated 1877. Several songs in Vol. 3 have initials and signatures at end of lyrics.
Register of gentlemen and lady skaters and spectators to whom tickets were sold or given, 1860-1862; a list of members of the Buffalo Skating Club; and applications for tickets to skate on the Delaware Street skating pond.
Letters concern Clark's research on the origin of the name Point Abino (a peninsula on the northerneastern shore of Lake Erie). Also, a letter to Samson from W.H. Holmes, chief of the Bureau of American Ethnology, 3 Apr. 1907, claiming the name is not of Indian origin; a map drawn by Clark "relating to De La Salle's imaginary Ohio"; and a typescript extract from Isaac Weld's Travels through the states of North America ..., 1800.