Third Great Western Turnpike Road Company Records. 1803-1859.

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New York State Historical Association – Research Library
Third Great Western Turnpike Road Company Records
Coll. No. 72
Date [inclusive]
9.25 Cubic feet
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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Scope and Content Note

Minutes, stock transfers, and other papers, 1803-59; contracts, 1802-10; orders for dividends, 1810-14, 1823-27; dividend demand notes, 1821-59; receipts and bills for supplies and services, 1811-56; incomplete commuter lists, 1830-54; appointments of proxies, 1803-09; certificates, tables, and notices of elections, 1804-12; daybooks, 1811, 1832-35; and correspondence of Samuel S. Forman, 1829-35, and Sidney T. Fairchild, 1836-58, officers of the company. Also a photographic copy of a map of the road in Otsego, Herkimer, Madison, and Onondaga Counties, from near Richfield Springs to beyond Cazenovia.

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Collection Inventory

72.1 – Box 1
Minutes and receipts. 1803-1829.
72.2 – Box 2
Minutes and receipts, 1830-1858; transfer of stock, 1806-1859.
72.3 – Box 3
Toll gate receipts. 1808-1829.
72.4 – Box 4
Toll gate receipts. 1830-1844.
72.5 – Box 5
Toll gate receipts, 1845-1857; orders for dividends, 1810-1814, 1823-1827.
72.6 – Box 6
Dividend demands, 1821-1859; contracts, 1802-1810.
72.7 – Box 7
Canceled checks, 1818-1857; receipts and bills for supplies, 1810-1824.
72.8 – Box 8
Receipts and bills for supplies. 1825-1846.
72.9 – Box 9
Receipts and bills for supplies. 1847-1856.
72.10 – Box 10
Correspondence: Samuel S. Forman, Treasurer, 1829-1835; Sidney T. Fairchild, Treasurer, 1836-1858.
72.11 – Box 11
Appointment of proxies, 1803-1809; three 5 dollar bills (one counterfeit, one with letter attached); commuter lists (incomplete), 1830-1854; elections, 1804-1812; six daybooks, 1811, 1832 (2 vol.), 1833, 1834, 1835; miscellaneous papers.
72.12 – Box 12
Map of turnpike; description of the collection; history of the turnpike (photocopy from the
Freeman’s Journal, March 18, 1859).

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