Beach (Ralph) Papers. 1859-1900.

Summary Information

New York State Historical Association – Research Library
Ralph Beach Papers
Coll. No. 418
Date [inclusive]
1.0 Cubic feet + 1 volume
Funding Source
This finding aid was made available electronically through a Regional Bibliographic Data Bases (RBDB) grant from the South Central Regional Library Council, Ithaca, N.Y.

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Biographical Note

Ralph Beach (b. 1818) was a rural entrepreneur and farmer in Watson, Lewis County, N.Y., whose activities included running a lumber and grist mill, and starting a cheese factory.

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Scope and Content Note

Contains diaries and a ledger, along with correspondence, accounts, receipts, orders, notes, and ephemera of Ralph Beach. Also includes an account book of George W. Beach.

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Collection Inventory

 418.1 – Box 1
 418.1/1 — Beach, George W. Account book. 1879-1897, 1913.
 418.1/2 — Beach, Ralph. Diary. 1877.
 418.1/3 — Beach, Ralph. Diary. 1880.
 418.1/4 — Beach, Ralph. Diary. 1881.
 418.1/5 — Beach, Ralph. Diary. 1883.
 418.1/6 — Beach, Ralph. Diary. 1884.
 418.1/7 — Beach, Ralph. Diary. 1885.
 418.1/8 — Beach, Ralph. Diary. 1886.
 418.1/9 — Beach, Ralph. Diary. 1889.
 418.1/10 — Beach, Ralph. Diary. 1890.
 418.1/11 — Beach, Ralph. Diary. 1891.
 418.1/12 — Beach, Ralph. Diary. 1896.
 418.1/13 — Beach, Ralph. Diary. 1898.
 418.1/14 — Beach, Ralph. Diary. 1900.
 418.1/15 — Correspondence, accounts, receipts, orders, and notes. 1865-1900, undated (1 of 2).
 418.1/16 — Correspondence, accounts, receipts, orders, and notes. 1865-1900, undated (2 of 2).
 418.1/17 — Land lots – notes, and taxes paid in Watson, N.Y. area. 1887-1896, undated.
 418.1/18 — Receipts, ephemera, Lewis County notarized document, and a letter, mostly from Lowville, N.Y. 1880-1896, undated.
 418.v1 — Beach, Ralph. Ledger. 1859-1900.

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