Manuscript Group 249, Canfield-Dickerson Family (Morris County, NJ) Papers, 1738-1928 (Bulk dates: 1850-1900)

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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 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 2 – Woodward, William W. (1837-1922) 1916
1 2 – 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 4 – Beaudrias, I.J. (2 letters) 1910
1 4 – Heckscher, August 1925
1 4 – 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 4 – Mendham Mutual Fire Insurance Company policy 1874
4 4 – Signed statement concerning the sale of a meteorite(?) 1902
4 4 – Lease to the Morristown Conclave Number 854 of the Improved Order of Heptasophs 1908
4 4 – Lease to Walter V. Mesler 1909
4 4 – Lease to Frederick W. Monk 1910
4 5 Patents:  
4 5 – Improvement in Railroad Car Brakes (receipt for application) 1871
4 5 – Improvement in Protectors for Explosive Caps 1875
4 5 – Improvement in Electric Fuses 1875
4 5 – 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 3 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 5 Notepad, Book 3: Dickerson Data, Goshen Data 1897
8 5 Notepad, Book 4: White Plains, Jamaica, Cothren n.d.
8 6 Notepad, Book 5: Index of Postmasters, List of Genealogies 1898-1901
8 6 Notepad, Book 6: Poughkeepsie & Kingston Records n.d.
8 6 Notepad, Book 7: Notes from the Court Minutes 1740- n.d.
8 7 Notepad, Book 8: Philadelphia Data n.d.
8 7 Notepad, Book 9: Upstate New York Data n.d.
8 7 Notepad, Book 11 1903
8 8 Notepad, Book 16 1914
8 8 Notepad, Book 17 1915
8 8 Notepad, Book 18: Local Survey Notes 1916
9 1 Notepad, Book 19 1917
9 1 Notepad, Book 20: Notes regarding Canfield Family 1923
9 1 Notepad, Unnumbered n.d.
9 2 Notepad, Unnumbered: Copies of Canfield-Dickerson land deeds n.d.
9 2 Notepad, Unnumbered: Canfield genealogy notes n.d.
9 2 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.
9 4 Copies & Abstracts of Letters received from E.C. Dickerson 1902
9 4 Jedediah Canfield genealogy notes n.d.
9 5 Copy of A.E. Canfield’s Notes: Canfields of Orange and Westchester Counties n.d.
9 5 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 3 Membership card for the Denmark Gun Club 1893
11 3 World’s Columbian Expositions statement 1893
11 3 Published List of Mineral Collections, by Frederick A. Canfield 1923
11 3 Business card for Francis J. Swayze n.d.
11 3 Autographs (cut-out signatures) n.d.
11 3 Essay – The Mariner’s Compass n.d.
       
Series II – Canfield-Halsey Family  
       
Correspondence  
11 4 Letters to Augustus Canfield (1801-1854) from:  
11 4 – Canfield, Frederick (1810-1867) 1854
11 4 Letters to Augustus Cass Canfield (1842-1891) from:  
11 4 – Harris, Henry S. 1886
11 4 – Leport, W.(?). 1884
11 4 – Smith, A.J. (2 letters) 1871
11 4 Letters to Edmund Canfield (1844-1884) from:  
11 4 – Abbett, Leon 1884
11 4 – Brown, S.D. 1881
11 4 – Feutchman, Samuel(?) Jr. 1857
11 4 – Pardee, Ario 1871
11 4 Letters to Francis Allyn Canfield (1832-1876) from:  
11 4 – Luse, M.G. 1868
11 5 Letters to Frederick Canfield (1810-1867) from:  
11 5 – Abendroth & Bros. (3 letters) 1855
11 5 – Ayres, Joseph n.d.
11 5 – John Bachman & Co. (3 letters) 1854-1855
11 5 – Backus, Samuel D. 1855
11 5 – Bayles, George (4 letters) (1836-1901) 1853-1859
11 5 – Bell, J.G. 1859
11 5 – Able Bethond & Co. (2 letters) 1857
11 5 – Borda, E. 1851
11 5 – R.J. Brown & Co. 1855
11 5 – F. Callaway & Co. 1855
11 5 – Camp, J.M.D. 1861
11 5 – Canfield, Augustus (1829-1867) 1863
11 5 – Canfield, Augustus Cass (1842-1891) (5 letters) 1861-1866, n.d.
11 5 – Canfield, Francis Allyn (1832-1876) 1865
11 5 – Canfield, Julia Ann (Halsey) (1817-1901) (5 letters) 1857, n.d.
11 5 – Canfield, Louisa Halsey (1839-1863) 1857
11 5 – Canfield, Mahlon Dickerson (1798-1865) (2 letters) 1837, n.d.
11 5 – Canfield, Mary (Dickerson) (1778-1830) (2 letters) 1828-1829
11 6 – Canfield, Silas Dickerson (1807-1861) (14 letters) 1830-1856
11 6 – Central Committee for the Celebration of the 115th Anniversary of Morris County 1854
11 6 – Chilton, James R. (2 letters) 1851, 1861
11 6 – Cleaveland & Backus Brothers (3 letters) 1855
11 6 – Cobb, George Thomas (1813-1870) 1856
11 6 – Colt, John (2 letters) 1833-1834
11 6 – Colt, Roswell Lyman (1786-1856) (2 letters) 1849, 1852
11 7 – Condict, Lewis (1771-1862) 1861
11 7 – Cook, George Hammell (1818-1889) 1849
11 7 – Cooper & Hewitt (2 letters) 1855
11 7 – Cowper, John (3 letters) 1852
11 7 – Crossett, R. 1859
11 7 – Darcy, John Stevens (1788-1863) 1857
11 7 – Daskam, Samuel (2 letters) 1861
11 7 – Dayton, S.C. (2 letters) (sister-in-law?) 1859
11 7 – Decomps, B. 1858
11 7 – Dickerson, Edward Nicoll (1824-1889) 1857
11 7 – Dickerson, Mahlon (1770-1853) (13 letters) 1830-1835
11 8 – Dickerson, Philemon (1788-1862) (11 letters) 1856-1862
11 8 – Dickerson, Philemon Jr. (1829-1862) 1855
11 8 – Drake, Nelson H. 1861
11 8 – Farlin, A.H. n.d.
11 8 – Firmstone, W.(?) (2 letters) 1854, 1855
11 8 – George, Richard (2 letters) 1859
11 8 – Giffen, Adam 1855
11 8 – Gillen, Charles A. 1859
11 8 – Grubb, Edward Burd (1816-1867) 1859
11 8 – Guex, John A. (8 letters) 1848-1855
11 8 – Gustin, Samuel J. (4 letters) 1855-1857
11 9 – D. Harris & Brother 1861
11 9 – Hinchman, Guy Maxwell (1795-1879) (2 letters) 1851, 1859
11 9 – Hoagland, H. 1854
11 9 – Holbrook, I.(?) 1842
11 9 – Hood, James 1830
11 9 – Horner, James 1859
11 9 – J. Horner & Co. (4 letters) 1859
11 9 – Howell, Thomas P. (2 letters) 1866
11 9 – Howell & Joralemon (2 letters) 1861
11 9 – Hurd, Daniel 1833
11 9 – Inglis, William (4 letters) 1853-1861
11 9 – Jackson, Charles Jr. (3 letters) 1849, 1856
11 9 – Jackson, N. 1857
11 9 – Jackson, William 1857
11 9 – Joralemon, James N. 1857
11 9 – Joralemon & Howell (6 letters) 1858-1861
11 9 – 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 1 – Canfield, David Sealy (1774-1830) 1818
12 1 – Canfield, Frederick (1810-1867) (12 letters) 1830-1833
12 2 – Canfield, Frederick (1810-1867) (17 letters) 1834-1842
12 2 – 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 6 – Smith, Levi 1845
12 7 Letters to Richard A. Canfield from:  
12 7 – Gordon, George A. (10 letters) 1894-1896
12 7 – Prouty, Mrs. L.H. (5 letters) 1894-1911
12 7 – ( ), Andrew 1894
12 7 – ( ), Annie 1898
12 7 Letters to Silas Dickerson Canfield (1807-1861) from:  
12 7 – Jackson, Joseph (1774-1855) 1854
12 7 – Lott, Peter 1830
12 8 Letters to Ezra F. Dayton (d. 1838)  
12 8 – Townley, William 1837
12 8 Letters to Emily Fitch Halsey (1819-1888) from:  
12 8 – Halsey, Benjamin (1764-1853) 1832
12 8 Letters to Emma Louisa Halsey (Leddell) (1817-1891):  
12 8 – Finn, William (d.1880) 1842
12 8 Letters to Ezra Halsey (1776-1835) from:  
12 8 – Halsey, Benjamin (1764-1853) 1833
12 8 – Rankin, William (4 letters) 1831-1833
12 8 Letters to Frances Halsey (Finn) (1820-1866) from:  
12 8 – Rankin, William n.d.
12 8 – ( ) n.d.
12 8 Letters to Mary Emily Halsey (Leddell) (1808-1888) from:  
12 8 – Ford, Mary E. n.d.
12 8 Letters to Sarah (Hedges) Halsey (1775-1858) from:  
12 8 – Allen, Anna E. n.d.
12 8 – Canfield, Julia Ann (Halsey) (1817-1901) 1845
12 8 – Finn, Frances (Halsey) (1820-1866) (3 letters) 1843, n.d.
12 8 – Finn, William (d.1880) (3 letters) 1840-1842
12 8 – Halsey (Leddell), Emma Louisa (1817-1891) 1844
12 8 – Halsey (Dayton), Sarah Cornelia (1802-1875) (3 letters) 1831, n.d.
12 8 – Hedges, Mary 1837
12 8 – Ludlow, J.M. 1847
12 8 – Rankin, William n.d.
12 9 Letters to Sarah Cornelia Halsey Dayton (1802-1875) from:  
12 9 – Allasons, ( ) n.d.
12 9 – Dayton, Ezra F. (d.1838) (4 letters) 1836
12 9 – Fitch, Amy 1835
12 9 – Halsey, Elizabeth 1824
12 9 – Halsey Canfield, Julia Ann (1817-1901) (4 letters) 1829-1839, n.d.
12 9 – Halsey, Sarah (Hedges) (1775-1858) (3 letters) 1830-1831
12 9 – Halsey, ( ) n.d.
12 9 – 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 4 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 6 Julia Ann (Halsey) Canfield: Funeral oration 1901
13 6 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 8 Photograph of a 1570 document n.d.
13 8 Loose envelopes n.d.
13 8 Notes on a policy for Caroline C. (Canfield) Beattie n.d.
13 8 Round Hill Water-Cure Card of Prescription for Louisa Halsey Canfield n.d.
13 8 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 9 – Albright, Joseph J. 1840
13 9 – Anonymous (“Brutus”) – Anti-Jackson printed letter 1837
13 9 – Boardman, W.C. 1835
13 9 – 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 1 – Dickerson, John B. (1786-1822) (bond with receipt) 1802
14 1 – Stevens, Elizabeth (land agreement) 1794
14 1 Mahlon Dickerson (1770-1853) in contract with:  
14 1 – Benjamin, Hosier (land agreement) 1808
  Estate Papers  
14 2 Jonathon Dickerson (1747-1805) estate:  
14 2 – Inventory of his personal estate 1805
14 2 – 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 5 – Petition of Sugar Refiners of Philadelphia 1824
14 5 Notes on a Bill for the drawback on Hemp manufactures into cordage (see folder 6) 1825
14 5 – Vote of the Senate on the Tariff of 1828 1828
14 5 – Notes on iron manufacturing 1831
14 5 – Notes on the Secretary of the Treasury, Louis McLane’s Annual Report 1831
14 5 – Notes on an Act to carry into effect the Treaty of Ghent n.d.
14 5 – Notes on iron manufacturing prices n.d.
14 5 – Notes on various duties n.d.
14 6 Printed Legislative bills and resolutions:  
14 6 – A Bill to Incorporate the Subscribers to the Bank of the United States 1816
14 6 A Bill allowing a drawback on the exportation of cordage manufactured in the United States from foreign hemp (see folder 5) 1822
14 6 – State of New Jersey Joint Resolutions against the Bank of the United States 1834
14 6 – 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 9 – Articles of Agreement 1838
14 9 – 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 4 List of Members n.d.
       
Miscellaneous Correspondence  
15 5 To Bayles, George from Edward D. Jennings 1854
15 5 To Burr, Rev. C. from Marcus L. Ward 1858
15 5 To Comasky, Thomas from ( ) 1852
15 5 To Hallowell, J. from W. Meredith 1818
15 5 To Ireland, William H. from Isaac Nichols 1831
15 5 To Kellogg, O. from ( ) n.d.
15 5 To Meeker, William A. from H. Calloway & Co. 1854
15 5 To Meeker, ( ) from Cleavland & Backus Bros. 1855
15 5 To Renwick, James from Fr. Gammon, Jr. 1845
15 5 To Stiles, James from John Stiles 1814
15 5 To Sullivan, Bernard from Thomas Scrayhorn(?) 1837
15 5 To Sullivan, Owen from ( ) 1840
15 5 To Vanderpool, Eugene from Henry C. Kelsey (telegram) 1893
15 5 To Vanderpool, Eugene from Frederic W. Stevens 1895
15 5 To ( ), Aunt Hannah from Lina A. Nichols n.d.
15 5 To ( ) , My Dear Sister from A.C. Butler 1840
15 5 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 6 Mortgage: Ichabod Dennis to David McKean 1815
15 6 Mortgage: John and Elizabeth Chamberlin to Asher Borden 1825
15 6 Bond: Richard M. South to Sarah Chapman 1827
15 6 Contract to sell oxen: William Philips to Barney Sullivan 1845
15 6 Mortgage: Garret and Mary Applegate to Charles Ford 1849
15 6 Lease: Barnabus Sullivan to John Love 1849
15 6 Lease: Barnabus Sullivan to John Sickles 1850
15 6 Release: Gilbert Budd to Emeline Bell 1873
15 6 Release: Gilbert Budd to Emeline Bell 1873
15 6 Release: Gilbert and Malinda Budd to Emeline Bell 1873
15 6 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 6 Contract to extend the date of purchase: Christopher Spiker to Horace L. Dunham 1897
15 6 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 8 – Sermon delivered by Rev. W.O. Ruston (typescript copy) ca.1921
15 8 – J. Randolph’s speech on the Battle of Monmouth n.d.
       
Maps, Photographs, and Printed Materials  
15 9 Maps:  
15 9 – Bartley, Morris County, NJ: Division of John Dickerson’s lands, 1820, traced from records in the Morris County Clerk’s office 1918
15 9 – 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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