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Hiram Putnam Papers, 1780-1885
2 boxes (1 linear ft.)
Collection number: MS 56

Abstract:
The papers of Hiram Putnam and his wife Elizabeth Osgood. Includes correspondence, bills of lading related to the China trade (1823-1829) and other business documents; account books; and letters relating to his business and political interests in Syracuse, NY, especially those related to the public schools. There is also correspondence related to Dudley Post Phelps of a personal and religious nature and his poetry; copies of The Phelps record (Syracuse, N.Y., 1885), a genealogy of the Phelps family; and correspondence to Samuel Holten, related to the U.S. Continental Congress from John Avery, James Lovell and Azor Orne.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

The collection is open to research according to the regulations of the Mortimer Rare Book Room.

Restrictions on use:

The Hiram Putnam Papers are the physical property of the Mortimer Rare Book Room, Smith College. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors of the works or their legal representatives.

Mortimer Rare Book Room
Smith College
Northampton, MA

Biographical Note

Hiram Putnam was born in Danvers, Mass., on Jan. 30, 1786. He went to sea in 1802 and by 1812 was a ship's captain. He was involved with trade to European and South American ports, as well as with the China trade, until 1827. This included time on the ships Aurora and Rising Empire, and for ten years he was the captain of the ship China, of Salem, owned by Joseph Peabody. Capt. Putnam married Elizabeth Osgood in 1816, the daughter of Dr. George Osgood, of Andover, Mass. There were five children born to this marriage.

The Putnams moved to Syracuse, N.Y. in 1829, where Mr. Putnam was involved with business ventures and civic positions. From 1833-1846 he was in partnership with Thomas B. Fitch in the wholesale and retail drug business. Together these two men also engaged in real estate ventures and brought some 220 acres of land into the city limits of Syracuse. He was also involved with banking interests. Mr. Putnam served on various town boards and was instrumental in developing public education in Syracuse. He also was involved with anti-slavery groups and the underground railroad. In 1838 Mr. Putnam helped in forming the Syracuse Unitarian Society and in the founding of the Church of the Messiah (later re-named the May Memorial Unitarian and Universalist Society). The 1885 church building (now demolished) contained a memorial window to Hiram Putnam.

Elizabeth Putnam died on July 28, 1848. At that time three children were alive: Charles H., who lived in Michigan; E. Augustus, who lived in Syracuse; and Lucy Blythe, who was married to Dudley Post Phelps and also lived in Syracuse. Mr. Putnam lived with the Phelps in his later years and died in their home on Nov. 8, 1874.

Lucy Blythe Putnam (born in Salem, Mass., June 4, 1826) married Dudley Post Phelps on Sep. 3, 1845 in Syracuse. Mr. Phelps was born at Preble, N.Y., Oct. 8, 1817. He was by training an attorney, but was largely involved with the Syracuse and Utica Railroad from the early 1840s until the spring of 1852. From April 1856 to May 1860 he was involved with the Michigan Southern and Northern Indiana Railroad Company and from 1861 to 1878 was employed in various banking establishments in Syracuse. In addition, Mr. Phelps served on various civic boards. He died on Sep. 25, 1880. Lucy Blythe died June 17, 1907 at Cazenovia, N.Y.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The papers of Hiram Putnam and his wife Elizabeth Osgood include their correspondence, bills of lading related to the South American and China trade (1823-1829) and other business documents. There are account books, including one that has accounts and letter book from Putnam's time on the high seas (1813-1816). Some letters relate to his business and political interests in Syracuse, NY, especially those related to the public schools.

There is correspondence related to Dudley Post Phelps of a personal and religious nature (relative to the true nature of Jesus Christ) and his poetry. There are also annotated copies of his: The Phelps record (Syracuse, N.Y., 1885), a genealogy of the Phelps family.

In addition, there is correspondence received by Samuel Holten, Hiram Putnam's maternal grandfather, relative to the U.S. Continental Congress from John Avery, James Lovell and Azor Orne, as well as copies (or drafts) of Holten's letters to Richard Henry Less, Col. Enoch Putnam, Dr. A. Putnam, William Carmichael, Moody Spofford and Azor Orne.


Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

The collection is open to research according to the regulations of the Mortimer Rare Book Room.

Restrictions on use:

The Hiram Putnam Papers are the physical property of the Mortimer Rare Book Room, Smith College. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors of the works or their legal representatives.

Preferred Citation

Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:

The Hiram Putnam Papers, Mortimer Rare Book Room, Smith College, Northampton, MA.

History of the Collection

The Hiram Putnam Papers were donated to Smith College in 1952 by Wilhelmina Phelps, granddaughter of Hiram Putnam.

Processing Information

Processed by Melvin Carlson, Jr., 2007


Additional Information
Contact Information
Mortimer Rare Book Room
William Allan Neilson Library
Smith College
Northampton, MA 01063

Phone: (413) 585-2906
Fax: (413) 585-2904

Email: mrbr@smith.edu
URL: http://www.smith.edu/libraries/libs/rarebook
Language
English

Series Descriptions
(1780-1796)
3 linear inches

Consists of letters to Samuel Holten and copies of his letters to others involved in the U.S. Continental Congress, arranged in chronological order.

(1800-1856)
3 linear inches

Consists of letters written and received by Hiram and Elizabeth Putnam, arranged in chronological order.

(1813-1874)
3 linear inches

Consists of business documents, receipts, accounts and other items related to Hiram Putnam's business interests as a ship's captain involved with South American and China trade and as a businessman in Syracuse, N.Y. Also included are memorial items related to Hiram and Elizabeth Putnam. Arranged in chronological order.

(1852-1885)
3 linear inches

Consists of some letters between Dudley P. and Lucy Phelps (in chronological order), poetry (manuscript and published) written by Dudley Phelps (in chronological order) and other miscellaneous items and his Phelps family genealogical work (in chronological order).

Contents List
Series I. SAMUEL HOLTEN LETTERS
(1780-1796)


Letter from John Avery to Samuel Holton, [Boston, Mass.]
1780 Oct 27.
1 p.
Box 1: folder 1
Letter from James Lovell to Samuel Holton
1781 May 22.
1 p.
Box 1: folder 2
Letter from J. Lwanurck to Samuel Holton, Philadelphia, Pa.
1783 Jul 16.
1 p.
Box 1: folder 3
Copy of letter from Samuel Holton to Col. Pickening, Trenton, N.J.
1784 Dec 4.
1 p.
Box 1: folder 4
Copy of letter from Samuel Holton to Col. Hutchinson, New York
1785 Aug 22.
1 p.
Box 1: folder 5
Copy of letter from Samuel Holton to Governor [James] Bowdoin, New York
1785 Sep 5.
1 p.
Box 1: folder 6
Copy of letter from Samuel Holton to Rich[ard] Henry Lee, New York
1785 Sep 8.
1 p.
Box 1: folder 7
Letter from John Avery to Samuel Holton, Boston, Mass.
1785 Sep 20.
4 p.
Box 1: folder 8
Copy of letter from Samuel Holton to Col. Enoch Putnam, New York
1785 Oct 3.
1 p.
Box 1: folder 9
Copy of letter from Samuel Holton to Wm. Carmichael, New York
1785 Nov 1785.
1 p.
Box 1: folder 10
Copy of letter from Samuel Holton to Moody Spofford(Contains numerous notes related to the administrating of an oath of allegiance to the United States.)
1789 Oct 5.
2 p.
Box 1: folder 11
Letter to Samuel Holten from Azor Orne, Boston, Mass
. 1795 Feb 14.
1 p.
Box 1: folder 12
Copy of letter from Samuel Holten to Dr. A. Putnam
1796 Aug 27.
1 p.
Box 1: folder 13
Series II. HIRAM AND ELIZABETH PUTNAM LETTERS
(1800-1856)


Letter to Elizabeth Osgood from George Osgood, Andover, Mass.
1800 Sep 16.
3 p.
Box 1: folder 14
Letter to Elizabeth Osgood from George Osgood, Andover, Mass.
1820 Sep 19.
1 p.
Box 1: folder 15
Letter to Hiram Putnam from Elizabeth Putnam, Salem, Mass.with note from Maria Osgood.
1823 Sep 26,
2 p.
Box 1: folder 16
Letter to Baboo Ramshander Mitse from Hiram Putnam, Canton, [China]
1827 Feb 21.
2 p.
Box 1: folder 17
Letter to Hiram Putnam from Jos. Peabody and J. A. Peabody, Salem, Mass.
1827 Apr 13.
2 p.
Box 1: folder 18
Letter (quadruplicate) to Hiram Putnam from Jos. Peabody and J. A. Peabody, Salem, Mass.
1827 Apr 13.
2 p.
Box 1: folder 19
Letter (5.plicate) to Hiram Putnam from Jos. Peabody and J. A. Peabody, Salem, Mass.
1827 Apr 13.
2 p.
Box 1: folder 20
Letter to Hiram Putnam from Elizabeth O. Putnam, Salem, Mass.
1827 Apr 29.
3 p.
Box 1: folder 21
Letter to Hiram Putnam from Elizabeth O. Putnam, Salem, Mass.
1827 May 13.
2 p.
Box 1: folder 22
Letter to Mary Elizabeth Putnam from Hiram Putnam, Lima, Peru
1827 Sep 10.
1 p.
Box 1: folder 23
Letter to Hiram Putnam from [illegible signature], Gungh, India
1827 Sep 15.
3 p.
Box 1: folder 24
Letter to Elizabeth O. Putnam from Hiram Putnam, Lima, Peru
1827 Sep 17.
3 p.
Box 1: folder 25
Letter to Hiram Putnam from [illegible signature], Gungh, India
1827 Oct 2.
2 p.
Box 1: folder 26
Letter to Hiram Putnam from Tho. R. Eldredge, Lima, Peru
1827 Nov 23.
1 p.
Box 1: folder 27
Letter to Rupell & Co., Canton, from Hiram Putnam, Lima, Peru
1827 Nov 30.
1 p.
Box 1: folder 28
Letter to Hiram Putnam from Dan. W. Coit, Lima, Peru
1827 Dec 14.
2 p.
Box 1: folder 29
Letter to Hiram Putnam from [illegible signature], Gungh, India
1828 Jan 15.
1 p.
Box 1: folder 30
Letter to Hiram Putnam from D. W. Coit, Lima, Peru
1828 Jan 18.
2 p.
Box 1: folder 31
Letter to Hiram Putnam from Nixon, Aristia & Co., Copiapo, Chile
1828 Jan 23.
1 p.
Box 1: folder 32
Letter to Hiram Putnam from Dan. W. Coit, Lima, Peru
1828 Jan 24.
2 p.
Box 1: folder 33
Letter to D. W. Coit from Hiram Putnam, Valparaiso, Chile
1828 Jan 24.
2 p.
Box 1: folder 34
Letter to H. Putnam from D. W. Coit, undated. The letter begins with a listing: Mim. of Articles recommended for Capt. Putnam's investment.

3 p.
Box 1: folder 34a
Letter to Hiram Putnam from [illegible signature], Copiapo, Chile
1828 Feb 11.
2 p.
Box 1: folder 35
Letter to Hiram Putnam from Alsop, Wetmore & Co., Lima, Peru
1828 Apr 14.
1 p.
Box 1: folder 36
Letter to [Hiram Putnam] from [Philmon Putnam], Salem, Mass.
1828 Nov 13.
3 p.
Box 1: folder 37
Letter to Hiram Putnam from Philmon Putnam, Franconia, N. H.
1829 Jan 18.
3 p.
Box 1: folder 38
Letter to Hiram Putnam from Philmon Putnam, Franconia, N. H.
1829 Apr 22.
3 p.
Box 1: folder 39
Letter to Hiram Putnam from Philmon Putnam, Franconia, N. H.
1829 May 2.
1 p.
Box 1: folder 40
Letter to Hiram Putnam from Mary Elizabeth [Putnam], [Salem, Mass.]Also contains letter to Lucy Putnam and Elizabeth O. Putnam from Mary Elizabeth. Also a letter to Hiram Putnam from E. A. Holyoke.
1829 Sep 16.
3 p.
Box 1: folder 41
Copy of letter to J. Chadwick from Hiram Putnam, Syracuse, N.Y.
1829 Oct 29.
1 p.
Box 1: folder 42
Copy of letter to Jno. Chadwick from Hiram Putnam, Syracuse, N.Y.
1829 Nov 25.
1 p.
Box 1: folder 43
Letter to E. A. Holyoke from Hiram Putnam, Syracuse, N.Y.
1830 Jan 18.
2 p.
Box 1: folder 44
Copy of letter to "My dear friend" from Hiram Putnam, Syracuse, N.Y.
1848 Jul 28.
2 p.
Box 1: folder 45
Copy of letter to "My dear friend" from Hiram Putnam, [Syracuse, N.Y.?].
1848 Aug
2 p.
Box 1: folder 46
Copy of letter to "My dear sister" [Mrs. Holyoke] from Hiram Putnam, Syracuse, N.Y.
1848 Aug.
3 p.
Box 1: folder 47
Copy of letter to "My dear brother" from Hiram Putnam, Syracuse, N.Y.
1848 Aug 5.
4 p.
Box 1: folder 48
Copy of letter to Mrs. Redfield from [Hiram Putnam], Syracuse, N.Y.
1848 Oct 23.
1 p., incomplete.
Box 1: folder 49
Letter to Hiram Putnam from John Perkins, Utica, N.Y.
1849 Oct 18.
1 p. and envelope.
Box 1: folder 50
Letter to Capt. Putnam from Amelia Bradbury, Syracuse, N.Y.
1850 Jul 3.
1 p.
Box 1: folder 51
Letter to H. Putnam from D. Caverno Allen, Syracuse, N.Y.
1850 Jul 9.
1 p.
Box 1: folder 52
Petition to H. Putnam from "Teacher's in your employ," Syracuse, N.Y.
1850 Jul 31.
1 p.
Box 1: folder 53
Letter to H. Putnam from H. G. Salisbury, Syracuse, N.Y.
1850 Aug 1.
1 p.
Box 1: folder 54
Letter to H. Putnam from D. Caverno Allen, Syracuse, N.Y.
1850 Aug 2.
1 p. and envelope.
Box 1: folder 55
Letter to H. Putnam from Hevoce Eveely, New York
1855 Feb 7.
2 p.
Box 1: folder 56
Letter to Hiram Putnam from J. B. Brigham, Syracuse, N.H.
1858 Jun 11.
2 p.
Box 1: folder 57
Letter to "My Dear Sir" [H. Putnam?] from … Beecher, New York
1857 Dec 11.
4 p.
Box 1: folder 58
Letter to Hiram Putnam from M. L. Class
n.d.
1 p. and envelope.
Box 1: folder 59
Letter to "My Dear Friend" [H. Putnam?] from Sam. J. May, Syracuse, N.Y.
1856 Apr 6.
8 p.
Box 1: folder 60
Envelopes (3) addressed to Hiram Putnam, n.y.
Feb. 6-Aug. 2.

Box 1: folder 61
PoemSigned Mary E. Putnam, in another hand than the draft of the poem. Poem begins: How beautifully be these stainless leaves
n.d.
2 p.
Box 1: folder 62
Series III. BUSINESS PAPERS AND MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS
(1813-1874)


Account book of Hiram PutnamThe book has the date 1813 on the cover, with entries for 1815-1816, related to the Brig Alice. Includes copies of letters sent by Hiram Putnam.
1813-1816.
1 book
Box 1: folder 63
Prix-courant, Chez Vallée avitailleur de navires … = Price-current, by Vallée ship-chandler … á Anvers.
1818 Jun. 1
1 p.
Box 1: folder 63a
Price-current by Vallée
n.d.
1 p.
Box 1: folder 63b
Sample "Spanish floret paper"

1 item
Box 1: folder 63c
Business cards, 181u-182u.

9 cards from Antwerp, 7 cards from other places
Box 1: folder 63d
"We take the liberty of informing you," Valparaiso, [Chile]signed: Fermin Rejo and Herny Dubern.
1824 May 1,
1 p.
Box 1: folder 64
Exports to the United States [likely from Canton]. Seasons 1823/1824-1825/1826. Exports from hence to Europe, American vessels. Seasons 1823/24-1825/1826. English East India Company, sent hence to Quebec & Halifax in their ships, season of 1825/1826. Imports into Canton, season 1825/26 from the Unites States, Europe &c. in American vessels.
1823-1826
1 p.
Box 1: folder 65
Receipt, Capt. Putnam to Thomas Oliver
1826 Oct 28-Nov 5.
2 p.
Box 1: folder 66
Receipt, Capt. Putnam to Thomas Oliver
1826 Nov 6-Nov 28.
1 p.
Box 1: folder 67
Consuls bill, Captain Hiram Putnam, owner of the Ship China, to the United States Consulate, Valparaiso, [Chile]
1826 Oct 2.
1 p.
Box 1: folder 68
Ship China bill, Capt. Putnam of Ship China, Valparaiso, [Chile]
1827 Jun 24.
2 p.
Box 1: folder 69
Capt. Hiram Putnam in account current with Russell & Co.
1826-1827.
2 p.
Box 1: folder 70
Cargo of Ship Lord Amherst for Halifax; cargo of Ship Asia for Quebec, Jan 11; cargo of Ship Ann & Amelia for Quebec, Jan 16.
1827 Jan 6
1 p.
Box 1: folder 71
"Shipped in good order and well conditioned, by Hiram Putnam on board the Ship China …"
1827 May 1.
1 p.
Box 1: folder 72
"Shipped in good order and well-conditioned, by Russell & Co. on board the Ship called the China …"
1827 May 1.
4 items
Box 1: folder 73
Promissory note with New-England Marine Insurance Company, signed: Philemon Putnam, Ves'l. China, Boston
1817 May 15.
2 p.
Box 1: folder 74
"Contract between Messrs. Lewell & Patrickson and Frederick Huth, Coit Co. for twelve hundred quintals of cooper," Valparaiso, [Chile]
1827 Nov 27.
1 p.
Box 1: folder 75
Price current … Lima, [Peru]
1828 Jan 23.
1 p.
Box 1: folder 76
Memorandum for China articles for Valparaiso
1828 Jan 29.
4 p.
Box 1: folder 77
Memorandum for a cargo from W. L. for Chile
1828 Jan 31.
3 p.
Box 1: folder 78
Receipt, Capt. H. Putnam to Mixon, Austin & Co.
1828 Mar 2.
1 p.
Box 1: folder 79
Sales of sundry merchandise … from Ship China, Valparaiso, [Chile]
1828 Mar 10.
4 p.
Box 1: folder 80
Contract between Messrs. Nixon Aristia & Co. and Messrs. Fred. Huth, Coit & Co. for 2500 qgts. of copper
1828 Mar 15.
2 p.
Box 1: folder 81
Notice on expiration of partnership, between Frederick Huth & Co. and Daniel W. Coit, Lima and London
1828 Apr 12.
2 p.
Box 1: folder 82
Bill of sale, Capt. Putnam, Ship China, brought of Brig Melville, Callao
1828 Apr 24.
1 p.
Box 1: folder 83
Bill, Capt. Putnam (Ship China), Callao
1828 Apr 29.
1 p.
Box 1: folder 84
Document
1828 May 14.
1 p.
Box 2: folder 85
Receipt between Hiram Putnam and M. Vidaurre, Salem, [Mass.]
1828 Jul 25.
1 p.
Box 2: folder 86
Receipt, Salem, [Mass.]
1828 Aug 5.
1 p.
Box 2: folder 87
Receipt to John Holman, for water, Salem, Mass.
1828 Nov 1.
1 p.
Box 2: folder 87a
Capt. Hiram Putnam in a/c current with Joseph Peabody, Salem, [Mass.]
1829 Jan 7.
2 p.
Box 2: folder 88
Receipt, Mrs. H. Putnam to Lucy G. Haraden
1829 Jan 29.
1 p.
Box 2: folder 89
P. Putnam in acct with H. Putnam
1829 Jul.
1 p.
Box 2: folder 90
Miscellaneous documents related to ships trade
n.d.
6 items
Box 2: folder 91
Account book of Hiram Putnam, [1830] Inventory of household goods and their value, notes cost of shipment to Syracuse, N.Y., lists of assets and property held
1830 Jan 1.
1 book
Box 2: folder 92
Deed of Henry Gifford to Hiram Putman, Syracuse, N.Y.
1834 Apr 28.
1 item
Box 2: folder 93
Deed to Hiram Putnam, cemetery plot
1842 Jun 22.
1 item
Box 2: folder 94
Documents on salt water in Syracuse, N.Y., n.d

3 items
Box 2: folder 95
The sermon preached in the Church of the Messiah, Syracuse, the Sunday after the death of Elizabeth O. Putnam, by S. J. M. [Samuel Joseph May], [the Church of the Messiah was later called the May Memorial Unitarian Church]1
1848 Jul 30.
8 p.
Box 2: folder 96
Obituary of Elizabeth O. Putnam, the Daily Journal, Syracuse, N.Y.
1848 Aug 3.
1 p.
Box 2: folder 97
Receipt - Washington National Monument Office
1849 Dec. 1
1 p.
Box 2: folder 98
Offprints on education
1850.
2 items
Box 2: folder 99
Hiram Putnam [memorial book]
1874.
cop. 1, with Putnam portrait.
Box 2: folder 100
Hiram Putnam [memorial book]
1874.
cop. 2, lacking Putnam portrait.
Box 2: folder 101
Series IV. DUDLEY P. AND LUCY PHELPS PAPERS
(1852-1885)


Letters



Letter (copy) from Dudley P. Phelps to Theo. Parker and reply, Boston7
1852 Feb 1.
1 p.
Box 2: folder 102
Letter to Dudley P. Phelps from Theo. Parker, Boston
1852 Feb 6.
8 p. and envelope
Box 2: folder 103
Letter to Lucy Phelps from Dudley P. Phelps, Adrian, Mich.
1856 Oct. 5.
4 p. and envelope
Box 2: folder 104
Letter to Dudley P. Phelps from Lewis L., Philadelphia
1858 Dec 3.
3 p.
Box 2: folder 105
Letter to "Treasurer of the Unitarian Society in Syracuse, N. Y.," [Dudley P. Phelps from Henry W. Bellows, New York
1858 Dec 19.
4 p. and envelope
Box 2: folder 106
Letter to "My Dear Wifey" [Lucy Phelps from Dudley P. Phelps], Toledo, Ohioincomplete.
1859 Apr 3,
4 p.
Box 2: folder 107
Letter to Mr. May from L. S. Parker, Bostonfollowed by letter to "Dear Friend" from Saml J. May, Syracuse, N.Y., [1862] Nov 28.
1862 Nov 26,
4 p.
Box 2: folder 108
Letter to Dudley P. Phelps from L. S. Parker, Boston
1862 Dec 12.
2 p. and envelope
Box 2: folder 109
Letter to Mr. & Mrs. D. P. Phelps from Samuel J. May, Winthrop, Mass.
1870 Aug 31.
4 p. and envelope
Box 2: folder 110
Letter to D. P. Phelps from John G. Whittier, Amesbury, Mass.
1875 Sep 21.
2 p.
Box 2: folder 111
Letter to "My Dear Cousin Lucy" [Phelps] from G. Osgood, Kensington, N.H.
1888 Jun 14.
4 p.
Box 2: folder 112
Letter (fragment) to [Lucy Phelps] from Dudley [Phelps]
n.d.
1 p.
Box 2: folder 113
Poems



Dudley P. Phelps. Poem, Christmas EveFirst line read: Kind greetings to you all good neighbors, friends.
1843.
8 p.
Box 2: folder 114
Dudley P. Phelps. Poem, Valentine's Day, SyracuseFirst line reads: From the realms of Queen Mab, came a troupe last night.
1844.
2 p.
Box 2: folder 115
Dudley P. Phelps. Poem: The Rescue of Terry. Syracusethe day of the County Fair and of a State Anti-Slavery Convention. 1858.
1852 Oct 1,
2 p.
Box 2: folder 116
Dudley P. Phelps. Poem: To my Wifey. Adrian, Mich.
1856 Oct 12.
3 p. and 3 p. of preliminary draft.
Box 2: folder 117
Dudley P. Phelps. Poem. Read at annual meeting, CiceroFirst line reads: A crystal lake with island gemmed.
1872 Jan 24.
3 p.
Box 2: folder 118
Phelps, Dudley P. The Bar of Onondaga: a Poem Read at the Annual Supper of the Onondaga County Bar Association, January 14th, 1879. Syracuse, N.Y.: Davis, Bardeen & Co.
1879.
16 p. ; 17 cm.
Box 2: folder 119
Dudley P. Phelps. Poem (draft). First line reads: A Merry Christmas to all people.
n.d.
3 p. and 2 p. of preliminary draft.
Box 2: folder 120
Dudley P. Phelps. Poem (incomplete?).
n.d.
1 p. and envelope
Box 2: folder 121
Miscellaneous



Autographs cut from letters: Ls. Agassiz, William H. Seward, Edw. E. Hale and newspaper clipping.

4 items
Box 2: folder 122
Deposit slips of Lucy B. Phelps in the Trust and Deposit Company of Onondaga, Syracuse, N.Y.
1904 Jul 19; 1904 Sep 21.
2 items
Box 2: folder 123
Puzzles and trivia games.

8 items
Box 2: folder 124
Phelps, Dudley P. A Genealogical Record of the Descendants of Joseph and Jemima (Post) Phelps, of Hebron, Connecticut … Syracuse, N.Y.[This copy has a few annotations and text corrections. Cover title: The Phelps Record.]
1885.
96 p. ; 24 cm.
Box 2: folder 125
Miscellaneous papers previously laid-in the above copy.

11 items
Box 2: folder 126
Phelps, Dudley P. A Genealogical Record of the Descendants of Joseph and Jemima (Post) Phelps, of Hebron, Connecticut … Syracuse, N.Y. This copy has annotated additions to the text. Cover title: The Phelps Record.
1885.
96 p. ; 24 cm.
Box 2: folder 127
Day, Fanny Williams. Daymycoglyphs: A New Art on the Fungus Growth with Details and Instructions. Utica, N.Y.Previously laid in the above copy of The Phelps Record.
1922.
11 p. ; 24 cm.
Box 2: folder 128

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Subjects
  • China (Ship)
  • China--Commerce--Massachusetts
  • Education--New York (State)--Syracuse
  • Holten, Samuel, 1738-1816
  • Massachusetts--Commerce
  • Massachusetts--Commerce--China
  • Phelps family
  • Phelps, Dudley Post, 1817-1880
  • Phelps, Lucy, 1826-1907
  • Putnam, Elizabeth O., d. 1848
  • Putnam, Hiram
  • Shipping--Massachusetts
  • Shipping--United States
  • United States--History--Constitutional period, 1789-1809--Sources

Contributors
  • Avery, John, 1739-1806
  • Lovell, James, 1737-1814
  • Orne, Azor, 1731-1796
  • Phelps, Dudley Post, 1817-1880
  • Phelps, Lucy, 1826-1907
  • Putnam, Elizabeth O., d. 1848

Genre terms
  • Account books
  • Bills of lading
  • Genealogies.
  • Ships' papers.


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