Dauley and Wright Records. 1908-1962.

Summary Information

New York State Historical Association – Research Library
Dauley and Wright Records
Coll. No. 324
Date [inclusive]
5.0 linear feet (26 volumes)
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/Historical Note

The Dauley and Wright marble and granite works was started in Oneonta, N.Y. in 1888 by Isaac S. Dauley and Charles M. Wright. Both men had been employed by Howe Brothers, a marble cutting business whose central office was in Schenevus, N.Y., and bought the Oneonta division in 1888. Dauley was a native of Ontario, Canada, and Wright was from Worcester, N.Y.

Isaac Dauley died in 1924 and, at about the same time, Paul E. Baldwin and Emerson A. Goodrich became proprietors. They ran the business until circa 1960 when Stephen and Harry Johnson took over. By 1969, Dauley and Wright was operated by Johnson alone and circa 1973 it went out of business.

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Scope and Content Note

The records of the Dauley and Wright company in Oneonta, New York include 23 volumes of receipts for marble and granite gravestones, containing the inscriptions to be cut into them. Each receipt includes the name and address of the customer, date, type of stone lettering, description, name of cemetery, and the price, as well as ordering and shipping details. The receipts are in alphabetical order by the name of the purchaser, with a master list in order number sequence at the beginning of each volume.

Also included are 3 volumes which include lists of monuments sold. Each entry lists the year, type of stone, order number, price, name of purchaser, and in whose memory it was purchased. This list is in order alphabetically by county name and then by village name. At the end of the second and third volumes are entries for orders from outside New York State. These books cover the years 1889-1938, and although the receipt books cover some of the same years, they do not appear to be correlated.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

New York State Historical Association – Research Library
Special Collections
P.O. Box 800, 5798 State Highway 80
Cooperstown, NY 13326
(607) 547-1470


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Collection Inventory

 324.v1 —  1908.
 324.v2 —  1909-1912.
 324.v3 —  1913.
 324.v4 —  1914.
 324.v5 —  1915.
 324.v6 —  1916.
 324.v7 —  1917.
 324.v8 —  1918.
 324.v9 —  1919.
 324.v10 —  1920.
 324.v11 —  1921-1922.
 324.v12 —  1923-1925.
 324.v13 —  1926.
 324.v14 —  1926-1927.
 324.v15 —  1928.
 324.v16 —  1929.
 324.v17 —  1934-1937.
 324.v18 —  1938-1944.
 324.v19 —  1945-1949.
 324.v20 —  1950-1955.
 324.v21 —  1956-1960.
 324.v22 —  1961.
 324.v23 —  1962.
 324.v24 — Index. Albany County – Oswego County.
 324.v25 — Index. Otsego County – Yates County; outside New York State.
 324.v26 — Index. New York State and outside New York State.

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