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Manuscript Group 249, Canfield-Dickerson Family (Morris County, NJ)

Papers, 1738-1928 (Bulk dates: 1850-1900), 6.25 linear feet / 15 boxes & 2 flat files

Call Number: MG 249 + box and folder number (F1 and F2 are map case folders)

There is microfilm available of Frederick A. Canfield's Genealogical Card Index.


Summary:

Correspondence, diaries, financial records, and legal papers of the allied Canfield and Dickerson families of Morris County, New Jersey.  The principal family members were Frederick Canfield (1810-1867), Frederick A. Canfield (1849-1926), Mahlon Dickerson (1770-1853), and Philemon Dickerson (1788-1862).  Particularly important are records of the Ferromonte Railroad and of the Suckasunny Mining Company, both of which the family owned and operated; records of the Clinton Manufacturing Company of Paterson, for which Philemon Dickerson acted as receiver, 1838-1845; congressional bills, notes on cabinet meetings, and Naval Department correspondence of Mahlon Dickerson, a U.S. Senator from 1817-1833 and Secretary of the Navy from 1834-1838; a journal of Frederick A. Canfield, while a student at Columbia School of Mines in 1871, on a trip to the oil fields of Titusville, Pennsylvania.  Includes correspondence and documents of:

George Bayles Matthew C. Perry
Lewis Cass Joel R. Poinsett
Peter Colt David Porter
Edward Nicoll Dickerson William Rankin
Jonathan Dickerson Elias Schenck
Mahlon Dickerson William Shupe
Philemon Dickerson John Stevens (1749-1838)
Jesse D. Elliott Joel B. Sutherland
Ezra Halsey David Thomas
William Inglis Alfred Vail
Andrew Jackson Samuel Vail
Louis McLane Martin Van Buren
Joseph P. Musgrave Jacob Vanatta
Cortlandt Parker

Gift of Frederick A. Canfield, 1901.

 

Biographical Notes:

Frederick Alexander Canfield (1849-1926)

Frederick A. Canfield, the youngest son of Julia Ann Halsey (1817-1901) and Frederick Canfield (1810-1867), was born on April 7, 1849 at Ferromonte, New Jersey.  He attended private schools in Mendham and Chester, New Jersey and later the Newton Collegiate Institute.  He graduated from Rutgers College in 1870 and three years later earned the degree of Engineer of Mines from the Columbia College School of Mines.

Throughout his lifetime Canfield worked as an engineer for numerous iron and mining companies in the United States, particularly those located in New Jersey.  His clients included the Allentown Iron Company, the Cranberry Furnace Company, the Empire Steel & Iron Company, the Glendon Iron Company, the Hibernia Iron Mining Company, the Lehigh Zinc Company, the Mount Pleasant Mining Company, the Pennsylvania & New Jersey Mining Company, and the Tilly Foster Mines.  In addition, he spent a period of time in the 1880s working at the Royal Potosi Silver Mining Company in Potosi, Bolivia.  Canfield eventually took over the Dickerson Suckasunny Mining Company, a family business started when his great-grandfather Jonathan Dickerson (1747-1805) purchased shares in the rich Morris County iron mine then known as the Succasunna Mine, and later known as the Dickerson Mine.  By 1810, Canfield's great-uncle Mahlon Dickerson completely owed the mine and from 1828, Dickerson's nephew and Frederick Alexander's father, Frederick Canfield, acted as its manager. Dickerson's heirs incorporated the business into the Dickerson Suckasunny Mining Company in 1854 and expanded their enterprise to include a number of other surrounding mines.  Upon Frederick Canfield's death in 1867, Frederick Alexander took over the job of general manager of the family company, also acting as its secretary.

In addition to his mining work, Frederick A. Canfield pursued a number of other endeavors.  For a time he served as the secretary and treasurer of the Ferromonte Railroad Company.  In 1875, he was also granted patents for an improvement in protectors for explosive caps and for an improvement in electric fuses, and four years later for an improvement in cartridge capping and uncapping implements.  He was an avid mineral collector who at the time of his death had accumulated an extensive and valuable collection.  He was also interested in genealogy and in 1897 published A History of Thomas Canfield and of Matthew Camfield with a Genealogy of Their Descendants in New Jersey.  He was revising this volume at the time of his death in 1926.  In addition, Canfield published a "List of Mines of New Jersey" in the 1889 New Jersey Geological Report.

Canfield was also involved in a number of professional organizations, becoming a member of the Society of the Cincinnati, the American Institute of Mining Engineers, the American Numismatic and Archaeology Society, and the Brooklyn Institute.  He was a life member and trustee of The New Jersey Historical Society, the vice president of the Mineralogical Society of America, and a New Jersey Commissioner to the 1892 World's Columbian Exposition.  In 1914, he received an honorary doctorate of science from his alma mater, Rutgers College.

Canfield never married and died in Morristown, New Jersey on July 3, 1926.  He bequeathed his mineral and science collections and his genealogy, personal, and family papers to various institutions, including the Smithsonian Institute, Rutgers University, the Washington Association, and The New Jersey Historical Society.

Other Canfield/Dickerson Family Members:

Mahlon Dickerson (1770-1853), the eldest son of Mary Coe (1752-1827) and Jonathan Dickerson (1747-1805), became a lawyer in Philadelphia before he permanently settled in Morris County, New Jersey.  He soon acquired full ownership of Dickerson Mine and entered into local and national politics.  He served in the New Jersey State Assembly (1811-1813), as a New Jersey Supreme Court justice (1812-1815), as governor of New Jersey (1815-1817), as a United States senator from New Jersey (1817-1833), as secretary of the Navy under President Andrew Jackson and President Martin Van Buren (1834-1838), and as a U.S. District judge for the State of New Jersey (1840-1841).  He never married.

Philemon Dickerson (1788-1862), the youngest surviving son of Mary Coe and Jonathan Dickerson, established himself as a lawyer in Philadelphia and then Paterson, New Jersey.  He served in the New Jersey State Assembly (1821-1822), in the U.S. House of Representatives (1833-1836, 1839-1841), as governor of New Jersey (1836-1837), and as a U.S. District Court judge for New Jersey (1841-1862).  He had four children with his wife, Sidney Maria Stotesbury.

Mahlon Dickerson Canfield (1798-1865), the eldest son of Mary Dickerson (1778-1830) and David Sealy Canfield (1774-1830), was a doctor in Bargaintown, May's Landing, and Succasunna, New Jersey.  In 1853, he gave up his medical practice to become a scientific farmer.  He served as the collector of the Port of May's Landing and as a New Jersey council member from Atlantic County from 1840-1841.  He had five children with his first wife Louisa Cornelia Seward (1805-1839), and after her death married Penelope Sever Lincoln (1815-1904), with whom he had a daughter.

Augustus Canfield (1801-1854), the second child of Mary Dickerson and David Sealy Canfield, graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, participated in the 1830s war against the Seminoles in Florida, and became a captain of the Topographical Engineers.  He settled in Detroit, Michigan where he oversaw the construction of lighthouses on Lake Superior. He married Mary Sophia Cass (1812-1882) with whom he had five children.

Silas Dickerson Canfield (1807-1861), the fifth child of Mary Dickerson and David Sealy Canfield, worked as a lawyer in Paterson, New Jersey.  He was surrogate of Passaic County in 1837, a New Jersey council member from Passaic County in 1840 and 1843, a New Jersey State senator from 1849-1851, president of the State Senate in 1851, and Passaic County clerk from 1852-1861.  He never married.

Frederick Canfield (1810-1867), the youngest son of Mary Dickerson and David Sealy Canfield, from his childhood resided at the estate of his uncle, Mahlon Dickerson, in Ferromonte, New Jersey. From 1828 until his death in 1867, Frederick Canfield managed the Dickerson Mine.  He was also an avid mineral, bird, and insect collector.  He married Julia Ann Halsey (1817-1901) with whom he had five children.

Augustus Cass Canfield (1842-1891), the third child of Julia Ann Halsey and Frederick Canfield, practiced law in Morristown, New Jersey as a young adult.  He was later the secretary and general manager of the Dickerson Suckasunny Mining Company, secretary and treasurer of the Ferromonte Railroad Company, and an incorporator of the Morris County Savings Bank.  He served as a member of the New Jersey Assembly from 1870-1872 and as a New Jersey State senator from Morris County in 1877.  He never married.

Edmund Canfield (1844-1884), the fourth child of Julia Ann Halsey and Frederick Canfield, was a civil engineer who worked on the Morris & Essex Railroad and the Longwood Valley Railroad. From 1867-1873, he was also involved in the iron mining industry in New Jersey.  He never married.

Sources:

Baker, Wesley L. Dickerson & Dickinson Descendants of Philemon Dickerson of Southold, Long Island, NY. Also Descendants of Captain John Dickinson of Oyster Bay (Adams Press: Chicago, 1978), pgs. 407-419.

Canfield, Frederick Alexander. A History of Thomas Canfield and of Matthew Camfield with a Genealogy of Their Descendants in New Jersey (The Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Press: New Haven, CT, 1897).

 

Provenance Note:

The majority of these papers were donated by Frederick A. Canfield in 1901 and at his bequest in 1926 (M2202-M2209).  Additional accessions, which included Mahlon Dickerson letters (A10-4-74), a number of Frederick A. Canfield's genealogical notebooks (5-10-75), and a typescript copy of Rev. W. O. Ruston's sermon (M1676) were added to the original papers.  Ruston's sermon was donated by Freeman Leigh in 1921.  Canfield's patents were transferred from Manuscript Group 25, Miscellaneous Manuscripts to Manuscript Group 249 in October 1984.

 

Scope and Content Note:

The papers consist of the correspondence, financial and legal documents, work papers, and genealogical research of the allied Canfield and Dickerson Families of Morris County, New Jersey. The collection is largely made up of the papers of Frederick Alexander Canfield, consisting of his diaries, notebooks, and genealogical research into the Canfield and Dickerson families.  In addition, there are also documents from the Dickerson Suckasunny Mining Company, the Ferromonte Railroad Company, William King, the Halsey family, the Clark Family, and Frederick W. Ricord (1819-1897), the treasurer and librarian of The New Jersey Historical Society from 1881-1897.  The Canfield-Dickerson Papers date from 1738-1928 with bulk dates of 1850-1900 and consist of 2 flat files and 15 manuscript boxes measuring approximately 6.25 linear feet.

The Papers have been arranged into five series: Series I - Frederick Alexander Canfield, Series II - Canfield-Halsey Families, Series III - Dickerson Family, Series IV - Dickerson Suckasunny Mining Company / Ferromonte Railroad Company, and Series V - Miscellaneous. Within each series, the documents have been arranged by document type (correspondence, legal and financial records, notes, work papers, etc.).

Series I - Frederick Alexander Canfield (1849-1926)

Series I consists of the papers of Frederick Alexander Canfield dating from 1865-1926, and is arranged in the following sub-series: Correspondence, Diaries, Legal and Financial Documents, School Papers, Certificates, Notebooks and Notes (Personal & Business), Genealogy Research, and Miscellaneous.

The correspondence dates from 1881-1925 and consists mostly of work and personal letters received by Frederick A. Canfield regarding mineral collecting and collections and the iron industry in New Jersey.  Correspondents include George Hammell Cook, Samuel G. Gordon, W. Dawson Johnston, and Henry Cooper Pitney.  Of note is a volume containing copies of letters written by Canfield to his brother Augustus Cass Canfield during his time in Potosi, Bolivia from 1885-1887.  These letters detail his travels through Peru and Bolivia and describe local politics, the mining industry of Potosi, and the construction of canals and railroads. Frederick A. Canfield's genealogy correspondence is located in the sub-series Genealogy Research.

Series I also contains 57 volumes of Frederic Alexander Canfield's diaries. The diaries date from 1865-1926 and contain brief notes on the weather and Canfield's daily activities, with later volumes containing lengthier entries. A large number of volumes also contain various receipts, business cards, newspaper clippings, tickets, steamboat and train schedules, and calling cards.

Other materials in Series I include a small number of legal and financial documents consisting of contracts (leases and an insurance policy), patents, stock certificates, receipts, and promissory notes; school papers from Canfield's time at Columbia College, School of Mines, including a journal of a field trip and an assay book; and Certificates.

There are also 40 small hand-size notebooks dating from 1871-1926, which Canfield used to jot down various mining notes, measurements, and occasionally diary entries or genealogy notes. The notebooks are un-indexed and therefore difficult to use. This sub-series also contains various notes on Potosi, Bolivia, mineral collections, and Morristown newspapers; a photo and negative log; and two sketchbooks.

Canfield's genealogy research consists of manuscript versions of his A History of Thomas Canfield and of Matthew Camfield; eleven mostly bound volumes (called notebooks) containing handwritten copies of various letters, interviews, speeches, church records, graveyard inscriptions, and New Jersey town and county records; 24 small hand-size notepads containing Canfield's working notes (the notepads are mostly indexed); various loose notes, worksheets, and questionnaires; genealogy charts; and genealogy correspondence.  The latter is alphabetized by author and often includes worksheets completed by the correspondent.  The collection also contains approximately 8,000 index cards containing genealogical information for all of the individuals Canfield identified.  The cards have been microfilmed and are available for use in that medium.

Series II - Canfield-Halsey Families

Series II dates from 1818-1901 and contains correspondence, legal and financial documents, certificates, compositions, and miscellaneous documents of the allied Canfield and Halsey families.

The series is largely made up of correspondence, particularly letters received by Frederick Canfield, which are arranged by recipient, then by author and date. Like the correspondence in the previous series, Frederick Canfield's incoming mail concerns mineral and insect collecting and the iron industry, in particular Dickerson Suckasunny Mining Company business.  Of note are letters from John and Roswell Colt concerning the water levels in Lake Hopatcong and the Passaic River after they had been used to fill the Morris Canal, and letters from William Shupe, an employee at the Dickerson Mine who was serving in the Army of the Potomac during the Civil War.

Other recipients include Augustus Canfield (1801-1854), Augustus Cass Canfield (1842-1891), Edmund Canfield (1844-1884), Francis Allyn Canfield (1832-1876), Julia Ann (Halsey) Canfield (1817-1901), Louisa Cornelia (Seward) Canfield (1805-1839), Louisa Halsey Canfield (1839-1863), Mahlon Dickerson Canfield (1798-1865), Richard A. Canfield, Silas Dickerson Canfield (1807-1861), Ezra F. Dayton (d.1838), Emily Fitch Halsey (1819-1888), Emma Louisa Halsey (Leddell) (1817-1891), Ezra Halsey (1776-1835), Frances (Halsey) Finn (1820-1866), Sarah (Hedges) Halsey (1775-1858), Sarah Cornelia Halsey (Dayton) (1802-1875), Jacob Wykoff Piatt (1801-1857), and William Rankin.  While these letters largely concern family matters and the iron mining industry, the correspondence between Ezra Halsey and William Rankin concerns Halsey's proposal for the founding of a new school in Morristown, New Jersey, and that between Silas Dickerson Canfield and his brother Mahlon Dickerson Canfield discuss a cholera outbreak in New York and New Jersey in the summer and fall of 1832.

Other documents in this series include legal and financial documents, consisting of contracts (largely deeds, bonds, and mortgages of Edmund Canfield), the will of Mahlon Dickerson Canfield, receipts, and promissory notes; certificates; and compositions, which include the funeral sermons of Frederick Canfield and Julia Ann Halsey Canfield, a composition book of Ezra Alexander Halsey, and the last sermon of Rev. Ezra F. Dayton.

Series III - Dickerson Family

Series III, dating from 1784-1920, contains the correspondence, legal and financial documents, and work papers of the Dickerson Family, mostly of the brothers Mahlon and Philemon Dickerson.

The correspondence of Mahlon Dickerson is largely from his time as a U.S. Senator and Secretary of the Navy. The letters consist of requests for various political or naval appointments and discussion of: protective tariffs, the Second Bank of the United States, an exploring expedition to Antarctica, the iron mining industry in New Jersey, and the Dickerson Mine. There are also letters to John Hallowell, Oliver Cummins, and Joseph Kirkbride regarding a land transaction and money dispute involving Dickerson's father, Jonathon Dickerson, and letters from Dickerson's nephew Augustus Canfield describing his experiences in the 2nd Seminole War. Philemon Dickerson's letters and work papers are in regard to the Clinton Manufacturing Company of Paterson, New Jersey of which Dickerson was made the Receiver.

Mahlon Dickerson's work papers are largely from his time as a U.S. Senator. These documents include legislative notes, reports, and petitions; printed legislative bills and resolutions; and newspaper clippings, addresses, and essays. These materials concern the various issues of the time period and include a record of the vote in the Senate on the Tariff of 1828 (the Tariff of Abominations), notes on an Act to carry into effect the Treaty of Ghent, resolutions from the State of New Jersey against the Bank of the United States, and a bill "to incorporate certain persons for the purpose of opening a communication by water" (establishment of the New Jersey Canal Company).

Series IV - Dickerson Suckasunny Mining Company / Ferromonte Railroad Company

Series IV contains financial records and contracts from the Dickerson Suckasunny Mining Company and the Ferromonte Railroad Company, along with notes and reports pertaining to the iron mining industry. The company materials include payrolls, descriptions of mines, contracts, and surveys. The series also includes contracts of Edmund Canfield's iron companies, contracts of other iron companies, reports and descriptions of various mines, maps and drawings, printed material regarding the iron industry, a prospectus on the Longwood Valley Railroad, and Ferromonte Railroad Company tax assessments.

Series V - Miscellaneous

Lastly, Series V contains the papers of the Clark Family, William King, Frederick W. Ricord, and of various other individuals. The Clark Family papers consist of 18th century survey grants, land deeds, and bonds of Thomas, David, Adrial, and Reuben Clark. The William King papers include contracts, receipts, and promissory notes, but consist mostly of letters from Jacob Vanatta (1824-1879), his lawyer. The Frederick W. Ricord papers are largely made up of letters he wrote as The Treasurer and Librarian of the New Jersey Historical Society from 1885-1888. The remainder of the material in this series consists of miscellaneous correspondence, contracts, receipts, compositions, maps, photographs, and printed materials.

 

Related Collections:

Manuscript Group 13, Mahlon Dickerson (1770-1853) and Philemon Dickerson (1788-1862) Papers

Manuscript Group 97, Edward Nicoll Dickerson (1824-1889) Papers

Manuscript Group 98, M.F. Dickerson & Company Records

Manuscript Group 101, Dickerson Mine Records

Manuscript Group 160, Ringwood Company Supply Store Records

Manuscript Group 353, Augustus Cass Canfield (1842-1891) Autograph Album

Manuscript Group 883, Louisa Halsey Canfield (1839-1863) Diary

Manuscript Map 1049, Ferro Mont, Morris County, NJ by F.H. McDowell, E.M.

 

Container List:

Box

Folder

Title

Dates

       

Series I - Frederick Alexander Canfield (1849-1926)

 

Correspondence

 

1

1

Letters received from:

 
 1

- Abbett, Leon (1836-1894)

1884

 1 1

- Beaudrias, I.J. (2 letters)

1910

 1  1

- Bradley, Charles

1895

 1 1

- Bridgman, E.C.

1905

 1 1

- Canfield, A.E.

1916

 1 1

- Canfield, Perry

1916

 1 1

- Cook, George Hammell (1818-1889) (5 letters)

1882-1888

 1 1

- Daskam, Samuel

n.d.

 1 1

- Demarest, William Henry Steele (b.1863)

1916

 1 1

- Dickerson, William L.

1913

 1 1

- Firmstone, F. (2 letters, with enclosure)

1909

 1 1

- Gordon, Samuel G. (4 letters)

1916

 1 1

- Horton, George William

1881

 1 1

- Hunter, J. Morrison

n.d.

 1 1

- Johnston, W. Dawson (2 letters)

1901-1902

 1 1

- Lenox, Hatter(?) S.

1893

 1 1

- Mills, Alfred Elmer (1858-1929)

1919

1

2

- Nelson, William

1900

 1 2

- Parker, Richard Wayne (1848-1923)

1896

 1 2

- Parker Brothers

1881

 1 2

- Peet, Edward W.

n.d.

 1 2

- Pitney, Henry Cooper (1827-1911) (3 letters)

1888

 1 2

- Pitney, Henry C. Jr. (1856-1936)

1914

 1 2

- Rutgers College Alumni Committee

1916

 1 2

- Sterling, G.L.

1907

 1 2

- Stoddard, E.A.

ca.1901

 1 2

- Striker, E.D.

1910

 1 2

- Swayze, Theodore F. (2 letters)

1881, n.d.

 1 2

- Van Bergen, Electa M.

1905

 1 2

- Vermeule, Cornelius Clarkson (b.1858)

1888

 1 2

- Washington, R.J.

1888

 1 2

- Williams, T.M.

1908

 1 2

- Williamson, Douwe D.

1916

 1

- Woodward, William W. (1837-1922)

1916

 1

- Young, David (2 letters)

1888

1

3

Letterbook: Copies of letters from Frederick A. Canfield to Augustus Cass Canfield (1842-1891)

1885-1887

1

4

Letters written by Frederick Alexander Canfield to:

 
 1

- Beaudrias, I.J. (2 letters)

1910

 1

- Heckscher, August

1925

 1

- Preston, Veryl - President of the Eastern Steel Co.

n.d.

     

Diaries

 

1

5

Diaries (3 volumes)

1865, 1866, 1868

1

6

Diaries (3 volumes)

1878, 1879, 1880

1

7

Diaries (3 volumes)

1881, 1882, 1883

1

8

Diaries (3 volumes)

1884-1885

1

9

Diaries (4 volumes)

1886-1887

2

1

Diaries (3 volumes)

1888, 1889, 1890

2

2

Diaries (3 volumes)

1891, 1892, 1893

2

3

Diaries (3 volumes)

1894, 1895, 1896

2

4

Diaries (3 volumes)

1897, 1898, 1899

2

5

Diaries (2 volumes)

1900, 1901

3

1

Diaries (3 volumes)

1902, 1903, 1904

3

2

Diaries (4 volumes)

1905, 1906, 1907

3

3

Diaries (3 volumes)

1908, 1909, 1910

3

4

Diaries (3 volumes)

1910, 1911, 1912

3

5

Diaries (3 volumes)

1913, 1914, 1915

3

6

Diaries (3 volumes)

1916, 1917, 1918

4

1

Diaries (3 volumes)

1919, 1920, 1921

4

2

Diaries (3 volumes)

1922, 1923, 1924

4

3

Diaries (2 volumes)

1925, 1926

       

Legal and Financial Documents

 

4

4

Contracts and Policies:

 
 4

- Mendham Mutual Fire Insurance Company policy

1874

 4

- Signed statement concerning the sale of a meteorite(?)

1902

 4

- Lease to the Morristown Conclave Number 854 of the Improved Order of Heptasophs

1908

 4

- Lease to Walter V. Mesler

1909

 4

- Lease to Frederick W. Monk

1910

4

5

Patents:

 
 4

- Improvement in Railroad Car Brakes (receipt for application)

1871

 4

- Improvement in Protectors for Explosive Caps

1875

 4

- Improvement in Electric Fuses

1875

 4

- Improvement in Cartridge Capping and Uncapping Implement

1879

4

6

Stock certificates

1869, 1870, 1928

4

7

Receipts and Promissory Notes

1865-1910

       

School Papers: Columbia College School of Mines

 

4

8

Journal of Travel

1871

4

9

Assay book

ca.1870-1873

4

10

Published list of alumni

ca.1886

       

Certificates

 

F2

-

School Diplomas and Professional Certificates

1870-1914

       

Notebooks and Notes: Personal/Business

 

4

11

Notebooks (5 volumes)

1871; 1876; 1887; 1889; 1889

4

12

Notebooks (5 volumes)

1890, 1895; 1893-1894; 1894; 1896; 1897

4

13

Notebooks (5 volumes)

1899; 1899-1900; 1899-1900; 1901; 1901-1904

5

1

Notebooks (6 volumes)

1902; 1902; 1903; 1903-1904;

1904-1905; 1905

5

2

Notebooks (5 volumes)

1905; 1906; 1908; 1908-1909;

1909-1910

5

3

Notebooks (5 volumes)

1910; 1911-1912; 1912; 1913;

1914-1916

5

4

Notebooks (5 volumes)

1916-1917; 1917-1919; 1920-1921; 1923; 1925-1926

5

5

Notebooks (4 volumes)

n.d.

5

6

Notebooks: Notes on Mineral collections

1908

   

Photograph and Negative Log

1885-1887

5

7

Notes: Historical Notes Taken in Potosi, Bolivia" (typescript)

1887

5

8

Notes: regarding Morristown newspapers

n.d.

5

9

Sketchbook

n.d.

F2

-

Sketchbook

n.d.

       

Genealogy Research

 
 

Manuscripts

 

5

10

"Canfield Family Genealogy" manuscript, handwritten

n.d.

5

11

"Canfield Family Genealogy" manuscript, handwritten

ca. 1897

5

12

"Descendants of Matthew Camfield" manuscript, typed

ca. 1897

6

1

"Descendants of Thomas Canfield" manuscript, handwritten

n.d.

6

2

"Descendants of Thomas Canfield" manuscript, typed

ca. 1897

 

Genealogy Notes

 

6

3

Notebook, Volume I:

- First Presbyterian Church of Newark: Tombstone Records, copied in 1891

1904

 6

Notebook, Volume II:

- Dickerson Family genealogy

ca. 1900

6

4

Notebook, Volume III:

- Old English Wills

- NJ marriages and wills

- Copies of various manuscripts

- Newark & New York Directories

- Copies of Mahlon Dickerson letters

ca. 1898-1899

6

5

Notebook, Volume IV:

- Copies of genealogical correspondence, mostly from A.E. Canfield

- Connecticut, Upstate New York, New Hampshire records

- Early Recollections of Henry Elliot Canfield

ca. 1907

7

1

Notebook, Volume V:

- The Dickinson Family, an historical address given by Rev. Charles A. Dickinson

- Wills

- Tombstone data

- Newark Cemeteries

- Revolutionary War Data

- Newark and New York Directories, Long Island Index

- The Salmon Record

- Morris County, NJ Census

- Dickerson Family Bible records

- Copies of Dickerson Family letters

- Obituaries

- Copy of indentures

n.d.

7

2

Notebook, Volume VI:

- Copies of letters

- Newspaper clippings: Articles and Obituaries

- Inscriptions from the graveyard at Succasunna, NJ and the Evergreen Cemetery, Morristown, NJ, and the Dickerson Monument, Southold, L.I., Old Presbyterian Cemetary, Orange ,NJ

- First Church, Morristown, NJ Records

- Benjamin Hallsey's will and genealogy notes

- Notes from History of Essex County

- Hedges, Dickersons, Hurds, Canfields, Losey, Doremus, Gwinnup, Coats, Congar, Pierson notes

- Copies of letters, wills

- Marriage records, clerk's office, Newark

- Extracts from the Centinel of Freedom and Hinman's Catalogue of early Puritan Settlers

n.d.

7

3

Notebook, Volume VII:

- Accounts for the Canfield & Tilly Foster Iron Mines

- Various Family Bible records and notes from interviews

- Notes from various family genealogies and papers

- Inscriptions from the Hanover Churchyard

- Data from correspondence

- Internment records from Rosedale Cemetery, Orange and Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Newark, NJ

- Roster of New York State Troops in the Revolution

- Index

n.d.

7

4

Notebook, Volume VIII:

- Notes from Calvin Green's diary

- Marriages and baptisms by Rev. Aaron Condit at Hanover, NJ

- Records of communion at Hanover, NJ

- Extracts from Armstrong Genealogy

- Records of the Rockaway, NJ parish church

- Marriages by Elder Luman Burtch in Dutchess County, NY

- Copies of various letters and papers

n.d.

8

1

Notebook, Volume IX:

- Canfield Genealogy Charts

1913-1914

8

2

Notebook, Volume X:

- Canfield Genealogy: A-R

n.d.

8

3

Notebook, Volumes XI:

- Canfield Genealogy: S-Z and other surnames

n.d.

8

4

Index to Notepads

n.d.

   

Notepad, Book 1: Dickerson Notes

n.d.

8

5

Notepad, Book 2: Norwalk Notes

n.d.

8

Notepad, Book 3: Dickerson Data, Goshen Data

1897

 8

Notepad, Book 4: White Plains, Jamaica, Cothren

n.d.

8

6

Notepad, Book 5: Index of Postmasters, List of Genealogies

1898-1901

8

Notepad, Book 6: Poughkeepsie & Kingston Records

n.d.

Notepad, Book 7: Notes from the Court Minutes 1740-

n.d.

8

7

Notepad, Book 8: Philadelphia Data

n.d.

Notepad, Book 9: Upstate New York Data

n.d.

Notepad, Book 11

1903

8

8

Notepad, Book 16

1914

Notepad, Book 17

1915

Notepad, Book 18: Local Survey Notes

1916

9

1

Notepad, Book 19

1917

Notepad, Book 20: Notes regarding Canfield Family

1923

Notepad, Unnumbered

n.d.

9

2

Notepad, Unnumbered: Copies of Canfield-Dickerson land deeds

n.d.

Notepad, Unnumbered: Canfield genealogy notes

n.d.

Notepad, Unnumbered: Canfield genealogy notes

n.d.

9

3

Extracts from letters owned by Caroline Canfield (Piatt Jenkins) Morris

1898

9

4

Notes from the Public Records of the Ontario County & Schuyler County , NY

n.d.

Copies & Abstracts of Letters received from E.C. Dickerson

1902

Jedediah Canfield genealogy notes

n.d.

9

5

Copy of A.E. Canfield's Notes: Canfields of Orange and Westchester Counties

n.d.

Descendants of Thomas Canfield: Index cards

n.d.

9

6

Notes on land deeds

n.d.

9

7

Copies of various deeds, wills, family records

n.d.

9

8

Worksheets

n.d.

9

9

Miscellaneous printed matter

n.d.

9

10

Miscellaneous notes

n.d.

9

11

Miscellaneous notes

n.d.

9

12

Genealogy Charts: Canfield-Campfield

1894

9

13

Genealogy Charts with blueprints: Canfield

1895

10

1

Genealogy Charts: Canfield-Camfield

1902-1906

10

2

Genealogy Charts: Descendants of Thomas Canfield and Matthew Camfield, printed

n.d.

10

3

Genealogy Charts: Miscellaneous

n.d.

 

Genealogy Correspondence

 

10

4

Letters Received from A-B

1894-1915, n.d.

10

5

Letters Received from C-Can

1878-1925, n.d.

10

6

Letters Received from Cap-Cz

1894-1925

10

7

Letters Received from D-Dickerson, F.

1893-1902

10

8

Letters Received from Dickerson, G.-Dz

1896-1908

10

9

Letters Received from E-H

1892-1919

10

10

Letters Received from J-M

1893-1916

10

11

Letters Received from N-S

1888-1924

11

1

Letters Received from T-Z and unidentified

1893-1924

11

2

Letters Sent

1896-1916

       

Miscellaneous

 

11

3

Watch Papers

ca. 1840s

11  3

Invitation to the unveiling of the Statue of Liberty in France

1889

11 

Membership card for the Denmark Gun Club

1893

11 

World's Columbian Expositions statement

1893

11 

Published List of Mineral Collections, by Frederick A. Canfield

1923

11 

Business card for Francis J. Swayze

n.d.

11 

Autographs (cut-out signatures)

n.d.

11

Essay - The Mariner's Compass

n.d.

       

Series II - Canfield-Halsey Family

 
       

Correspondence

 

11

4

Letters to Augustus Canfield (1801-1854) from:

 
11 

- Canfield, Frederick (1810-1867)

1854

11 

Letters to Augustus Cass Canfield (1842-1891) from:

 
11 

- Harris, Henry S.

1886

11 

- Leport, W.(?).

1884

11 

- Smith, A.J. (2 letters)

1871

11 

Letters to Edmund Canfield (1844-1884) from:

 
11 

- Abbett, Leon

1884

11 

- Brown, S.D.

1881

11 

- Feutchman, Samuel(?) Jr.

1857

11 

- Pardee, Ario

1871

11 

Letters to Francis Allyn Canfield (1832-1876) from:

 
11 

- Luse, M.G.

1868

11

5

Letters to Frederick Canfield (1810-1867) from:

 
11 

- Abendroth & Bros. (3 letters)

1855

11 

- Ayres, Joseph

n.d.

11 

- John Bachman & Co. (3 letters)

1854-1855

11 

- Backus, Samuel D.

1855

11 

- Bayles, George (4 letters) (1836-1901)

1853-1859

11 

- Bell, J.G.

1859

11 

- Able Bethond & Co. (2 letters)

1857

11 

- Borda, E.

1851

11 

- R.J. Brown & Co.

1855

11 

- F. Callaway & Co.

1855

11 

- Camp, J.M.D.

1861

11 

- Canfield, Augustus (1829-1867)

1863

11 

- Canfield, Augustus Cass (1842-1891) (5 letters)

1861-1866, n.d.

11 

- Canfield, Francis Allyn (1832-1876)

1865

11

- Canfield, Julia Ann (Halsey) (1817-1901) (5 letters)

1857, n.d.

11

- Canfield, Louisa Halsey (1839-1863)

1857

11 

- Canfield, Mahlon Dickerson (1798-1865) (2 letters)

1837, n.d.

11 

- Canfield, Mary (Dickerson) (1778-1830) (2 letters)

1828-1829

11

6

- Canfield, Silas Dickerson (1807-1861) (14 letters)

1830-1856

11 

- Central Committee for the Celebration of the 115th Anniversary of Morris County

1854

11 

- Chilton, James R. (2 letters)

1851, 1861

11 

- Cleaveland & Backus Brothers (3 letters)

1855

11 

- Cobb, George Thomas (1813-1870)

1856

11 

- Colt, John (2 letters)

1833-1834

11

- Colt, Roswell Lyman (1786-1856) (2 letters)

1849, 1852

11

7

- Condict, Lewis (1771-1862)

1861

11 

- Cook, George Hammell (1818-1889)

1849

11 

- Cooper & Hewitt (2 letters)

1855

11 

- Cowper, John (3 letters)

1852

11 

- Crossett, R.

1859

11 

- Darcy, John Stevens (1788-1863)

1857

11 

- Daskam, Samuel (2 letters)

1861

11 

- Dayton, S.C. (2 letters) (sister-in-law?)

1859

11 

- Decomps, B.

1858

11  7

- Dickerson, Edward Nicoll (1824-1889)

1857

11

- Dickerson, Mahlon (1770-1853) (13 letters)

1830-1835

11

8

- Dickerson, Philemon (1788-1862) (11 letters)

1856-1862

11

- Dickerson, Philemon Jr. (1829-1862)

1855

11

- Drake, Nelson H.

1861

11

- Farlin, A.H.

n.d.

11 

- Firmstone, W.(?) (2 letters)

1854, 1855

11

- George, Richard (2 letters)

1859

11

- Giffen, Adam

1855

11

- Gillen, Charles A.

1859

11

- Grubb, Edward Burd (1816-1867)

1859

11

- Guex, John A. (8 letters)

1848-1855

11

- Gustin, Samuel J. (4 letters)

1855-1857

11

9

- D. Harris & Brother

1861

11

- Hinchman, Guy Maxwell (1795-1879) (2 letters)

1851, 1859

11

- Hoagland, H.

1854

11

- Holbrook, I.(?)

1842

11

- Hood, James

1830

11

- Horner, James

1859

11

- J. Horner & Co. (4 letters)

1859

11

- Howell, Thomas P. (2 letters)

1866

11

- Howell & Joralemon (2 letters)

1861

11

- Hurd, Daniel

1833

11

- Inglis, William (4 letters)

1853-1861

11

- Jackson, Charles Jr. (3 letters)

1849, 1856

11

- Jackson, N.

1857

11

- Jackson, William

1857

11

- Joralemon, James N.

1857

11

- Joralemon & Howell (6 letters)

1858-1861

11

- Kitchell, William (2 letters, 1 is printed)

1852, n.d.

11

10

- Leddel, Mary Emily

1859

11  10

- Lewis, Samuel (4 letters)

1859-1861

11 10

- Lindsley, Ephraim

1861

11 10

- Lux, Joseph

1859

11 10

- Markoe, Francis Jr. (2 letters)

1843, 1848

11 10

- Marquess, W.H.

1855

11 10

- Marsh, Ephraim (1796-1864) (2 letters)

1854

11 10

- Meeker, David D.

1862

11 10

- Meeker, Jonah

1859

11 10

- Meeker & Hedden

1855

11 10

- Morris, J. (2 letters)

1855, 1856

11 10

- Neighbour, James Hance (1828-1918)

1859

11 10

- Parsal & Malleon

1861

11 10

- Peet, Edward W. (6 letters)

1850-1854

11 10

- Rankin, William (4 letters)

1859-1862

11 10

- Rider, William (3 letters)

1859

11 10

- Righter, William A. (1826-1896)

1853

11  10

- Rose & Byrley

1859

11

11

- Schanck, John Stillwell (1817-1898)

1861

11 11

- Schenck, Elias S. (6 letters)

1855

11 11

- Sedgwick, Theodore

1853

11 11

- Seymour, E. (4 letters)

1855-1866

11 11

- Shepard, C.H.(?)

1865

11 11

- Shoemaker, Michael (2 letters)

1865-1866

11 11

- Shupe, William (3 letters)

1864-1865

11 11

- Silliman, B. Jr. (2 letters)

1858

11 11

- Smalley, Andrew A.

1852

11 11

- Smith, Philip H. (nephew)

1862

11 11

- Smith & Rand (2 letters)

1859, 1861

11 11

- Smith & Rehill

1855

11 11

- Stoll, Robert P.

1859

11 11

- Tenney, Sanborn

1864

11 11

- Thomas, David (2 letters)

1849

11 11 

- Thomas, John

1862

11 11 

- Thomas & Mills

1851

11 11

- Truax, Samuel

1866

11 11

- Tunis, Daniel B.

1836

11 11

- Tuttle, Joseph Farrand (b.1818)

1855

11 11

- Vail, Alfred (1807-1859) (2 letters)

1851, 1859

11  11

- Vail, Stephen (2 letters)

1854, 1857

11

12

- Vanatta, Jacob (1824-1879) (48 letters)

1851-1859

11

13

- Vanatta, Jacob (1824-1879) (27 letters)

1861-1866

11 13 

- Vaux, William S. (3 letters)

1849-1850

11 13 

- Voorhees, John Flagg (1805-1867) (2 letters)

1851, 1866

11 13 

- Williams, L. White (3 letters)

1841-1844

11 13 

- Wood, Freeman

1859

11 13

- Woodruff, Moses

1851

11

14

Letters to Julia Ann (Halsey) Canfield (1817-1901)  from:

 
11 14 

- Canfield, Frederick (1810-1867)

n.d.

11  14 

- Canfield, Mary Cass (1812-1882) (2 letters)

1862, 1863

11  14 

- Dayton, Sarah Cornelia (Halsey) (1802-1875)

1842

11  14 

- Edgar, Wilemina

1858

11  14 

- Hurd, W.H. (2 letters)

1862, 1863

11  14 

- Jenkins (Morris), Caroline Canfield (Piatt) (b.1829)

1863

11  14 

- Miller, Thomas

1862

11  14 

Letters to Louisa Cornelia (Seward) Canfield (1805-1839) from:

 
11  14 

- Canfield, Frederick (1817-1901) (3 letters)

1831, 1833

11  14 

- Canfield, Silas Dickerson (1807-1861) (5 letters)

1830-1832, n.d.

11  14 

- Seward(?), Marcia

1830

11  14 

Letters to Louisa Halsey Canfield (1839-1863) from:

 
11   14

- Canfield, Julia Ann (Halsey) (1817-1901)

1861

12

1

Letters to Mahlon Dickerson Canfield (1798-1865) from:

 
12 

- Canfield, David Sealy (1774-1830)

1818

12 

- Canfield, Frederick (1810-1867) (12 letters)

1830-1833

12

2

- Canfield, Frederick (1810-1867) (17 letters)

1834-1842

12 

- Canfield, Frederick Alexander (1849-1926 (2 letters)

1861

12

3

- Canfield, Silas Dickerson (1807-1861) (14 letters)

1827-1830

12

4

- Canfield, Silas Dickerson (1807-1861) (9 letters)

1831

12

5

- Canfield, Silas Dickerson (1807-1861) (11 letters)

1832

12

6

- Canfield, Silas Dickerson (1807-1861) (10 letters)

1833-1841, n.d.

12 

- Smith, Levi

1845

12

7

Letters to Richard A. Canfield from:

 
12 

- Gordon, George A. (10 letters)

1894-1896

12 

- Prouty, Mrs. L.H. (5 letters)

1894-1911

12 

- ( ), Andrew

1894

12 

- ( ), Annie

1898

12 

Letters to Silas Dickerson Canfield (1807-1861) from:

 
12 

- Jackson, Joseph (1774-1855)

1854

12  7

- Lott, Peter

1830

12

8

Letters to Ezra F. Dayton (d. 1838)

 
12 

- Townley, William

1837

12 

Letters to Emily Fitch Halsey (1819-1888) from:

 
12 

- Halsey, Benjamin (1764-1853)

1832

12 

Letters to Emma Louisa Halsey (Leddell) (1817-1891):

 
12 

- Finn, William (d.1880)

1842

12 

Letters to Ezra Halsey (1776-1835) from:

 
12 

- Halsey, Benjamin (1764-1853)

1833

12 

- Rankin, William (4 letters)

1831-1833

12 

Letters to Frances Halsey (Finn) (1820-1866) from:

 
12 

- Rankin, William

n.d.

12 

- ( )

n.d.

12 

Letters to Mary Emily Halsey (Leddell) (1808-1888) from:

 
12 

- Ford, Mary E.

n.d.

12 

Letters to Sarah (Hedges) Halsey (1775-1858) from:

 
12 

- Allen, Anna E.

n.d.

12 

- Canfield, Julia Ann (Halsey) (1817-1901)

1845

12 

- Finn, Frances (Halsey) (1820-1866) (3 letters)

1843, n.d.

12 

- Finn, William (d.1880) (3 letters)

1840-1842

12 

- Halsey (Leddell), Emma Louisa (1817-1891)

1844

12 

- Halsey (Dayton), Sarah Cornelia (1802-1875) (3 letters)

1831, n.d.

12 

- Hedges, Mary

1837

12 

- Ludlow, J.M.

1847

12 

- Rankin, William

n.d.

12

9

Letters to Sarah Cornelia Halsey Dayton (1802-1875) from:

 
12 

- Allasons, ( )

n.d.

12 

- Dayton, Ezra F. (d.1838) (4 letters)

1836

12 

- Fitch, Amy

1835

12 

- Halsey, Elizabeth

1824

12 

- Halsey Canfield, Julia Ann (1817-1901) (4 letters)

1829-1839, n.d.

12 

- Halsey, Sarah (Hedges) (1775-1858) (3 letters)

1830-1831

12 

- Halsey, ( )

n.d.

12 

- Hunt, Sarah R. (6 letters)

1825-1827, n.d.

12

10

- Hurd, W.H. (9 letters)

1861-1869

12  10 

- Linn, Henrietta

n.d.

12  10 

- Rankin, William (9 letters)

1832-1836, n.d.

12  10 

- Stiles, Mary A. (2 letters)

n.d.

12  10 

- Woodruff, Absalom

1834

12  10 

- W( ), E( )

n.d.

12  10 

- ( ), Eliza

1824

12

11

Letters to Jacob Wykoff Piatt (1801-1857) from:

 
12  11 

- Canfield, Mary Dickerson (1778-1830)

1830

12  11 

Letters to William Rankin from:

 
12  11 

- Halsey, Ezra (4 letters)

1833, n.d.

12  11 

- Halsey (Dayton), Sarah Cornelia

n.d.

12  11 

Letters to Unknown:

 
12  11 

- To Sara ( ) from Alice A. (Finn) Thomas (b.1846)

1895

12  11 

- To Brother from Sarah Cornelia (Halsey) Dayton (1802-1875)

1858

12  11 

- To Sister in law from Mary E. Halsey (1808-1888)

1820

       

Legal and Financial Documents

 
 

Contracts: Deeds, Leases, Mortgages, Bonds

 

12

12

Edmund Canfield (1844-1884) in contract with:

 
12  12 

- Baker, Margaret (warranty deed)

1876

12  12 

- Bonnell, Anne L. and George C. (bond & mortgage)

1875

12  12 

- Canfield, Augustus Cass and Jacob and Julia Maria Dickerson Vanatta (deed of bargain and sale)

1874

12  12 

- Canfield, Francis Allyn (bond & mortgage)

1874

12  12 

- Corwin, William and Hannah M. (warranty deed)

1875

12  12 

- DeMott, Frederick A. (mortgage)

1874

12  12 

- Lewis, James B. and Matthias C. Whitlock (lease)

1875

12  12 

- Vanatta, Jacob (release from mortgage)

1874

12  12 

- Young, John (2 warranty deeds)

1874, 1876

12  12 

Frederick Canfield in contract with:

 
12  12 

- William A. Meeker (deed)

1861

12  12 

- Absalom Stellman (lease) (with Canfield's heirs)

1867

12  12 

John Canfield:

 
12  12 

- Albert J. Roff to Jame and David Roff, release witnessed by John Canfield

1827

12  12 

Mahlon Dickerson Canfield (1798-1865) in contract with:

 
12  12 

- Meeker, Lewis E. (land deed)

ca.1860

12  12 

Julia Ann (Halsey) Canfield (1817-1901) in contract with:

 
12 12 

- Milburn, Joseph B. (general lease)

1882

 

Contracts: Policies, Wills, Power of Attorneys

 

12

13

Alfred A. Canfield: Patent Office - Report on their Preliminary examination of his improvement in a car brake

1871

12  13 

Augustus Canfield (1829-1867): Power of attorney to Francis Allyn Canfield (1812-1876)

1865

12  13 

Edmund Canfield (1844-1884): Insurance policy

1878

12  13 

Mahlon Dickerson Canfield (1798-1865): Will

1864

 

Court Documents

 

13

1

Subpoena of Frederick Canfield

1864

   

David and Ira Sharp v. Edmund Canfield

1877

 

Receipts and Promissory Notes

 

13

2

Augustus Cass Canfield (1842-1891)

1861-1885, n.d.

13

3

Edmund Canfield

1874-1881

13

4

Frederick Canfield

1844-1866, n.d.

13 

Mary Dickerson Canfield

1821

       

Certificates

 

F2

-

Augustus Cass Canfield (1842-1891)

1863, 1876

F2

-

Edmund Canfield

1864

13

5

Ezra Alexander Halsey

1821

       

Compositions, Sermons, Funeral Orations

 

13

6

Frederick Canfield: Funeral oration

1867

13 

Julia Ann (Halsey) Canfield: Funeral oration

1901

13 

Ezra F. Dayton: His last sermon

1838

13

7

Ezra Alexander Halsey: Composition Book

1818-1820

       

Miscellaneous

 

13

8

Memorandum of articles for Francis (Halsey) Finn

1841

13 

Photograph of a 1570 document

n.d.

13 

Loose envelopes

n.d.

13 

Notes on a policy for Caroline C. (Canfield) Beattie

n.d.

13 

Round Hill Water-Cure Card of Prescription for Louisa Halsey Canfield

n.d.

13 

Drawing of "a cheap engine for raising water," probably drawn by Frederick Canfield

n.d.

       

Series III - Dickerson Family

 
       
 

Correspondence

 

13

9

Letters to Mahlon Dickerson (1770-1853) from:

 
13 

- Albright, Joseph J.

1840

13 

- Anonymous ("Brutus") - Anti-Jackson printed letter

1837

13 

- Boardman, W.C.

1835

13 

- Canfield, Augustus (1801-1854) (12 letters)

1828-1838

13

10

- Canfield, Frederick (1810-1867) (19 letters)

1834-1838

13

11

- Canfield, L.B.

1830

13 11 

- Canfield, Louisa Cornelia (Seward) (1805-1839)

1834

13  11 

- Canfield, Mahlon Dickerson (1798-1865)

1835

13  11 

- Canfield, Mary (Dickerson) (1778-1830)

1830

13  11 

- Canfield, Silas Dickerson (1807-1861)

1834

13  11 

- Carvallo, M.

1835

13  11 

- Cass, Isabel

1837

13  11 

- Cass, Lewis (1782-1866)

1835

13  11 

- Colt, Peter (1744-1824)

1824

13 11

- Condit, Silas (1778-1861)

1816

13  11 

- Dubarry, Edmund Lewis

1835

13  11 

- Eyre, Manuel

1837

13  11 

- Halsey, Samuel B. (1796-1871)

1835

13  11 

- Harrison, Mrs. M.

1836

13  11 

- Hopkinson, Joseph (1770-1842)

1834

13  11 

- Hoxie Robinson & Co.

1839

13  11 

- Hunter, William (1774-1849), Minister to Brazil

1835

13  11 

- Hurd, Pierson

1836

13  11

- Jackson, Andrew (1774-1843) (2 letters, one is only an envelope)

1834

13  11 

- Kerr, William F.

1816

13  11 

- Kirkpatrick, Littleton (1797-1859)

1838

13

12

- Marshall, Eliza C. (2 letters)

1837

13 12 

- Percy, M.C.

1838

13  12 

- Poinsett, Joel Roberts (1779-1851), Secretary of War

1839

13  12 

- Porter, David (1780-1843)

1830

13  12 

- Reid, Anna

1835

13  12 

- Sartori, John B.

1835

13  12 

- Scott, Joseph Warren (1778-1871)

1816

13  12 

- Travers, John

1837

13  12 

- Van Buren, Martin (1782-1862), Vice President

1836

13  12 

- Vanatta, Jacob (1824-1879)

1852

13  12 

- Wessons & Frank

1839

13  12 

- Wood, Johnston, & Burnett

1842

13  12 

- Wright, Edwin Ruthven Vincent (1812-1871)

1835

13  12 

- ( ), Mary

n.d.

13  12 

- ( )

1837

13

13

Letters Forwarded to Mahlon Dickerson as Secretary of the Navy:

 
13  13

- Anonymous to Commodore Jesse Duncan Elliott, sending a piece of the figurehead of Jackson

1834

13  13 

- Joseph S. Currell and William Arkerson to Commodore Jesse Duncan Elliott

1834

13  13 

- John Boyle to Philip Ruppel

1835

13  13 

- Joseph P. Musgrave to Joel B. Sutherland

1835

13  13 

- Samuel Medary to Amos Kendall

1835

13

14

Letters written by Mahlon Dickerson to:

 
13  14 

- Brooks, Lydia W.

1837

13  14 

- Cass, Isabell, daughter of Lewis Cass

1837

13  14 

- Felder, John M.

1834

13  14 

- Firmstone, William

1852

13  14 

- Hallowell, John (2 letters)

1813-1814

13  14 

- Kirkbride, Joseph (2 letters)

1812

13  14 

- Kouzenstern?, ( )

1837

13  14 

- Oliver, Cummins

1812

13  14 

- ( )

1817

13

15

Letters to John B. Dickerson (1786-1822) from:

 
13  15 

- Dickerson, Aaron (1783-1824)

1809

13  15 

Letters to Jonathan Dickerson (1747-1805) from:

 
13  15 

- Condict, Silas (1738-1801)

1784

13  15 

- Day, Aaron

n.d.

13  15 

- Kirkbride, Mahlon (copy of 1774 letter)

1920

13

16

Letters to Philemon Dickerson (1788-1862) from:

 
13 16 

- Blossom, Benjamin

1839

13  16 

- Brown, J.H. (3 letters)

1841-1842

13  16 

- Brown, Peter P. (2 letters)

1842

13  16 

- L.C. Carter & Co.

1839

13  16 

- Cassedy, Samuel (1790-1862)

1844

13  16 

- Comstock & Andrews (2 letters)

1839-1840

13  16 

- DeForest, William H. (2 letters)

1840

13  16 

- Edsall, James E.

1839

13  16

- Fitch, William

1840

13  16 

- Forbes, H.D.

1842

13

17

- Gifford, Archer (1796-1859) (8 letters)

1844-1848

13  17 

- Hatch, A.M.

n.d.

13  17 

- Halsted, O.S. (3 letters)

1839

13  17 

- Haring, John S.

1843

13  17 

- Hoxie Robinson & Co.

1839

13

18

- Kimball, Elijah H.

1841

13  18 

- Minns, William

1839

13  18 

- T.B. & J. Odell (2 letters)

1842-1843

13  18 

- Pettis, J.H. (3 letters)

1839

13  18 

- Post, Edwin

1854

13  18 

- Potts, Stacy Gardner (1799-1865)

1839

13  18 

- Pratt, J.B. (3 letters)

1839

13  18 

- Smith, F. Bradner

n.d.

13  18 

- Spear, C. Flint

1839

13

19

- Townsend, George E.

1837

13  19 

- Turner, A.R.

1840

13  19 

- Vanatta, Jacob (1824-1879)

1854

13  19 

- Vanderwood, Joseph C. (4 letters)

1841-1844

13  19 

- Wardell, Ch. & R. (2 letters)

1839

13  19 

- Wemon(?) & Trask

1840

13  19 

- Winturn(?) & Co.

1843

13  19 

Letter to ( ) from Dickerson, Canfield & Co.

1800

       

Legal and Financial Documents

 
 

Contracts: Deeds and Bonds

 

14

1

Jonathan Dickerson (1747-1805) in contract with:

 
14 

- Dickerson, John B. (1786-1822) (bond with receipt)

1802

14 

- Stevens, Elizabeth (land agreement)

1794

14 

Mahlon Dickerson (1770-1853) in contract with:

 
14 

- Benjamin, Hosier (land agreement)

1808

 

Estate Papers

 

14

2

Jonathon Dickerson (1747-1805) estate:

 
14 

- Inventory of his personal estate

1805

14 

- Execution against Thomas Wills and John D. Green

1806

 

Financial Documents

 

14

3

Receipts, Accounts, Promissory Notes

1803-1854

       

Work Papers

 
 

Mahlon Dickerson (1770-1853)

 

14

4

Court Documents

1800, 1815

14

5

Legislative Notes, Reports, Petitions:

 
14 

- Petition of Sugar Refiners of Philadelphia

1824

14 

- Notes on a Bill for the drawback on Hemp manufactures into cordage (see folder 6)

1825

14 

- Vote of the Senate on the Tariff of 1828

1828

14 

- Notes on iron manufacturing

1831

14 

- Notes on the Secretary of the Treasury, Louis McLane's Annual Report

1831

14 

- Notes on an Act to carry into effect the Treaty of Ghent

n.d.

14 

- Notes on iron manufacturing prices

n.d.

14 

- Notes on various duties

n.d.

14

6

Printed Legislative bills and resolutions:

 
14 

- A Bill to Incorporate the Subscribers to the Bank of the United States

1816

14 

- A Bill allowing a drawback on the exportation of cordage manufactured in the United States from foreign hemp (see folder 5)

1822

14 

- State of New Jersey Joint Resolutions against the Bank of the United States

1834

14 

- State of New Jersey, An Act to incorporate certain persons for the purpose of opening a communication by water… (New Jersey Canal Company)

n.d.

14

7

Newspaper Clippings

1835, n.d.

14

8

Addresses, essays, and poems

1793, n.d.

 

Philemon Dickerson (1788-1862)

 

14

9

Papers regarding the Clinton Manufacturing Company, of which Dickerson was receiver:

 
14 

- Articles of Agreement

1838

14 

- Claim against the company

1840

14  9

- Bankruptcy form

1842

14

10

- Receipts and Accounts

1835-1841, n.d.

       

Miscellaneous

 

14

11

Calling card of Rev. F.H. Dickerson

n.d.

14  11 

Technical drawing by Edward Nicoll Dickerson

n.d.

14  11 

Membership Certificate for Mahlon Dickerson in the Columbian Horticultural Society

1834

F2

-

Diploma from the American Institute for Mahlon Dickerson

1840

       
       

Series IV - Dickerson Suckasunny Mining Company / Ferromonte Railroad Company

 
       
 

Dickerson Suckasunny Mining Company & Iron Industry Papers

 

14

12

Contracts: Dickerson Suckasunny Mining Company

1855-1891

14

13

Iron Company Contracts: Edmund Canfield

 
14  13 

- Partnership agreement with Ario Pardee in the Port Crane Furnace

1842

14  13 

- Articles of Agreement: Partnership with Ario Pardee in E. Canfield & Co.

1871

14  13 

- Articles of Agreement: Partnership with Ario Pardee

1872

14  13 

- Contract: The Ferromonte Iron Ore Company

1878

14  13 

- Contract: The Chester Iron Company

n.d.

14

14

Other Company contracts

1889, 1892

14

15

Payroll for:

 
14  15 

- Canfield Mine

1875-1876

14  15 

- Combs Mine

1878-1880

14  15 

- George Mine

1875-1876

14  15 

- High Ledge Mine

1880

14  15 

- Skellenger Mine

1878-1880

14  15 

- Stiles Mine

1880

14

16

Receipts and Accounts

1825-1882, n.d.

14

17

Drawings, Surveys, and Maps:

 
14  17 

- Lands to be conveyed by Dover Iron Company of NJ to Dwight S. Richardson

1895

14  17 

- Survey of road from C. Oliver's to the Mine

n.d.

14  17 

- Proposed Shaft on Property of John C. Stauffer

n.d.

14  17 

- Pencil drawing with various measurements

n.d.

F2

-

- Kenvil Works, Blueprint map

1909

14

18

Legal cases

1856-1879

14

19

Reports on and Descriptions of various mines

1894-1919, n.d.

14

20

Prospectus of the Longwood Valley Railroad of New Jersey Project

n.d.

14

21

Notes on iron industry

n.d.

14

22

Printed material regarding iron industry:

 
14  22 

- Extract from the minutes of the Society for the Development of the Mineral Resources of the United States (2 copies)

1849

14  22 

- Remarks Upon Mining, by John W. Sullivan

1864

14  22 

- Note on the Zinc Deposits of Southern Missouri

1879

14  22 

- Printed letter from Edward Canfield to Hon. John R. McPherson, U.S. Senate (2 copies)

1888

14  22 

- Final Account of Trustess of Morris County Machine and Iron Company in liquidation

1920

14

23

Miscellaneous:

 
14  23 

- Petition of Morris County Iron Manufacturers (only signed by Edmund Canfield

1881

14  23 

- Letters to various mining publications

n.d.

14  23 

- List of minerals

n.d.

14  23 

- List of men employed by Edmund Canfield at the Canfield Mine

n.d.

14  23 

- Definition of boundaries of Forbes Shaw's land with the Dickerson Suckasunny Mining Co. and the Ferromonte Railroad

n.d.

       
 

Ferromonte Railroad Company

 

F2

-

Tax Assessments

1884, 1888-1890

       

Series V - Miscellaneous

 
       

Clark Family

 
   

Land Contracts and Survey Grants:

 

F1

-

- Land deed: Charles Read to Thomas and David Clark

1753

F1

-

- Land deed: Charles Read to Thomas and David Clark

1753

14

24

- Survey grant to Thomas and David Clark from the Council of Proprietors, with 2 warrants

1753, 1760, 1774

F1

-

- Survey grant to Thomas and David Clark

1757

F1

-

- Survey grant to Thomas Clark

1757

F1

-

- Land deed: Daniel Smith to Thomas Clark

1765

F1

-

- Land deed: William Hewlings to Thomas Clark

1765

F1

-

- Land deed: David Clark to Thomas Clark

1770

14

24

- Boundary Agreement between Jos. and Reuben Clark and Patrick McCollum and Jonathan Johnston

1811

14

25

Bonds:

 
14  25 

- Adrial Clark bound to Parker and Reuben Clark

1793

14  25 

- Adrial Clark bound to Reuben Clark

1797

14  25 

- Gideon Scull bound to Reuben Clark

1819

14

26

Receipts and Promissory Notes

1746-1809

14 26 

Letter to ( ) from Adrial Clark

1793

       

William King

 

14

27

Correspondence - Letters received from:

 
14  27

- Dalrimple, V.C. (3 letters)

1852-1853

14  27 

- Dickerson, Philemon (1788-1862)

1853

14  27 

- Dowd, Peter

1852

14  27 

- Force, John B. (2 letters)

1853

14  27 

- Gafney, James (2 letters)

1852

14  27 

- Green, J.R.

1853

14 27 

- Losey, John M.

1853

14  27 

- Oates, James

1852

14  27 

- Ryerly, Rose L. (2 letters)

1853

14  27 

- Smith, Hugh. (2 letters)

1852

14  27 

- Vanatta, Jacob (13 letters)

1852-1860

14  27 

- Voorhees, J.F.

1853

14  27 

Letter to Anne King from Mary Hart

1849

14

28

Contracts and Court papers

1852-1861

14

29

Receipts and Promissory Notes

1850-1860

       

Frederick W. Ricord, Treasurer and Librarian of The New Jersey Historical Society, 1881-1897

 

15

1

Correspondence - Letters Received

1885-1886

15

2

Correspondence - Letters Sent

1885-1888

15

3

Correspondence - Letter Sent, unidentified

1885-1888

15

4

Bills and Receipts

1882-1889

15 

List of Members

n.d.

       

Miscellaneous Correspondence

 

15

5

To Bayles, George from Edward D. Jennings

1854

15 

To Burr, Rev. C. from Marcus L. Ward

1858

15 

To Comasky, Thomas from ( )

1852

15 

To Hallowell, J. from W. Meredith

1818

15 

To Ireland, William H. from Isaac Nichols

1831

15 

To Kellogg, O. from ( )

n.d.

15 

To Meeker, William A. from H. Calloway & Co.

1854

15 

To Meeker, ( ) from Cleavland & Backus Bros.

1855

15 

To Renwick, James from Fr. Gammon, Jr.

1845

15 

To Stiles, James from John Stiles

1814

15 

To Sullivan, Bernard from Thomas Scrayhorn(?)

1837

15 

To Sullivan, Owen from ( )

1840

15 

To Vanderpool, Eugene from Henry C. Kelsey (telegram)

1893

15 

To Vanderpool, Eugene from Frederic W. Stevens

1895

15 

To ( ), Aunt Hannah from Lina A. Nichols

n.d.

15 

To ( ) , My Dear Sister from A.C. Butler

1840

15 

To ( ) from ( )

n.d.

       

Miscellaneous Contracts

 

F1

-

Land deed: Thomas and Jemima Budd to Thomas Marks

1738

15

6

Bond: John Mills to Joseph Kirkbride and Joseph Potts

1800

15 

Mortgage: Ichabod Dennis to David McKean

1815

15 

Mortgage: John and Elizabeth Chamberlin to Asher Borden

1825

15 

Bond: Richard M. South to Sarah Chapman

1827

15 

Contract to sell oxen: William Philips to Barney Sullivan

1845

15 

Mortgage: Garret and Mary Applegate to Charles Ford

1849

15 

Lease: Barnabus Sullivan to John Love

1849

15 

Lease: Barnabus Sullivan to John Sickles

1850

15 

Release: Gilbert Budd to Emeline Bell

1873

15 

Release: Gilbert Budd to Emeline Bell

1873

15 

Release: Gilbert and Malinda Budd to Emeline Bell

1873

15 

Contract to lay a pipe: James H. Fancher and Laura J. and James H. Neighbour to The Mayor and Council of the Borough of Mt. Arlington

1897

15 

Contract to extend the date of purchase: Christopher Spiker to Horace L. Dunham

1897

15 

Warranty deed: Christopher Spicer to Horace L. Dunham

1897

       

Miscellaneous Receipts

 

15

7

Receipts and Bills

1804-1920, n.d.

       

Miscellaneous Compositions

 

15

8

Compositions, essays, sermons, includes:

1833-1921, n.d.

15 

- Sermon delivered by Rev. W.O. Ruston (typescript copy)

ca.1921

15 

- J. Randolph's speech on the Battle of Monmouth

n.d.

       

Maps, Photographs, and Printed Materials

 

15

9

Maps:

 
15 

- Bartley, Morris County, NJ: Division of John Dickerson's lands, 1820, traced from records in the Morris County Clerk's office

1918

15 

- Dover, NJ: City of Dover with Ward lines, published

n.d.

F2

-

- Dover, NJ(?), manuscript

n.d.

F2

-

- Monmouth County, NJ Coast: Published by the Spring Lake and Sea Girt Company, comes with informational materials on the company

ca.1890

F2

-

- Morristown, NJ: Property of Budd and Canfield, Villa Plots and Building Sites, published

n.d.

15

9

- New York City and surrounding towns (point and line map, manuscript)

n.d.

F2

-

- Washington Township, Morris County, NJ: Published map with Business Directory

n.d.

F2

-

Architectural Drawing for a stone arch bridge over the Rockaway River at Dover, NJ

n.d.

15

10

Photographs

n.d.

15

11

Printed Materials:

 
15  11 

- Constitution and By-Laws of the Farmers' Mutual Fire Assurance Association of New Jersey

1859

15  11 

- Songs for the Presidential Campaign of 1888

1888

15  11 

- List of Members of the Society of the Cincinnati in the State of New Jersey

1902

15  11 

- List of Miscellaneous items and Portraits and Miniatures

n.d.

15  11 

- Pamphlet on the Prince Society

n.d.

F2

-

- Etching of the Justices of the Supreme Court

n.d.

15

12

Newspaper Clippings

n.d.

       

Miscellaneous

 

15

13

Three bills of lading, Port of New York

1833

15  13 

Survey of H. Porter's household and kitchen furniture

1840

15  13 

Program for the World's Exposition, New Orleans

1884

15  13 

List of items received from Mahlon Pitney

1897

15  13 

Question concerning a legacy

1925

15  13 

Business card of Wm. H. Goodale

n.d.

15  13 

Notes on a method to make hard cider soft

n.d.

15  13 

List of county, mining, and property maps

n.d.

15  13 

Table of Representation regarding Alfred DeGroot

n.d.

15  13 

Note scraps and envelopes

n.d.

F2

-

Photostat of a 1680 Petition to the General Court

n.d.

 

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