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Onondaga County Early History Collection

An inventory of the collection at Syracuse University

Overview of the Collection

Title: Onondaga County Early History Collection
Inclusive Dates: 1790-1900
Quantity: 1 folder (SC)
Abstract: Folder of manuscript and printed material chronicling the early development and history of Onondaga County, N.Y.
Language: English
Repository: Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010
http://scrc.syr.edu

Biographical History

Onondaga County was established in 1794 as a result of the splitting of Herkimer County into three smaller counties. It included eleven towns: Homer, Pompey, Manlius, Lysander, Marcellus, Ulysses, Milton, Scipio, Ovid, Aurelius and Romulus. County divisions and mergers continued until 1816, when Onondaga County took its final form. Salt was an important industrty in the region,

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Onondaga County Early History Collection consists of a selection of manuscript and printed material chronicling the early development and history of Onondaga County, N.Y. with particular reference to the salt industry. Names appearing in the manuscripts include John Carpenter, Benjamin Ledyard, and David Thomas. Types of material include indentures, expenditure reports, letters, articles of agreement, decrees from the Mayor of Syracuse, etc.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

The majority of our archival and manuscript collections are housed offsite and require advanced notice for retrieval. Researchers are encouraged to contact us in advance concerning the collection material they wish to access for their research.

Use Restrictions

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

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Subject Headings

Persons

Ledyard, Benjamin.

Corporate Bodies

New York (State). -- Superintendent of the Onondaga Salt Springs.

Places

Onondaga County (N.Y.) -- Commerce.
Onondaga County (N.Y.) -- History.
Onondaga Salt Springs (Syracuse, N.Y.) -- History.

Genres and Forms

Accounts.
Contracts.
Correspondence.
Indentures.
Receipts (financial records)

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Onondaga County Early History Collection,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Purchase, 2015.

Finding Aid Information

Created by: MRC
Date: 4 Aug 2015
Revision history: 8 Mar 2017 - additions, also some items transferred to other collections: Syracuse & Utica Railroad, Asa Danforth, and Daniel Waldo (MRC)

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