Horses on Parade

Canandaigua Festival of Steam 1999 (top)

Rochester 2001 (bottom)


© 2001 David Minor


A caution on the methods I use in compiling these timelines. In an ideal world I would have 240 hours each day to track down original sources for each and every date and event mentioned in the files below. And would be up to about the date 1613. However....

Since I don't, you should know that almost all of the material is derived from secondary (if not tertiary) sources. Some may be from a reference such as French's Gazetteer (not necessarily the gospel, BTW), some may be from a local, current newspaper or magaizne article, some from a modern book. Some may be factoids I came across somewhere. If you have any questions on sources, let me know. I'll help if I can, perhaps suggesting other places to search. I may or may not be able to recall my source and will ceratinly try and track it down for you, as soon as possible. I'm as interested in accuracy as you are.

If you have any corrections be sure and let me know. I'll pick up on e-mails much faster if you put smething like "NYNY Corection" or "Timeline Query" in the header. - Thanks, David


To search entire EAGLES BYTE site click here for home page

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1695-1699 1700-1704 1705-1709 1710-1714 1715-1724 1725-1734

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1805-1809 1810-1814 1815-1819 1820-1823 1824 1825-1828 1829-1832

1833-1835 1836 1837-1840 1841-1844 1845-1848 1849-1851 1852 1853-1856

1857-1860 1861-1864 1865-1868 1869-1872 1873-1876 1877-1880

1881-1884 1885-1888 1889-1892 1893-1896 1897-1900 1901-1903

1904-1906 1907-1909 1910-1912 1913-1915 1916-1918 1919-1921

1922-1924 1925-1927 1928-1930 1931-1933 1934-1936 1937-1939

1940-1942 1943-1945 1946-1948 1949-1951 1952-1954 1955-1957

1958-1960 1961-1963 1964-1966 1967-1969 1970-1972 1973-1975

1976-1978 1979-1981 1982-1984 1985-1987 1988-1990 1991-1992

Most Recent Update - 1806 and 1952

( 5 / 22 / 2005 )

© 2005 David Minor / Eagles Byte



( Updated 3 / 9 / 2005 )

(brief lookups as time permits)

See additional material, not in my possession, at "*" below (do a find *)


Adnet Community News

1998 Ontario County Community Directory (Canandaigua, New York, 1998)

Aleandri, Emelise

Images of America: The Italian-American Immirant Theatre of New York City (Charleston SC, Arcadia, 1989)

Images of America: Little Italy (Charleston SC, Arcadia, 2002)

· Allen, Oliver E.

The Tiger: The Rise and Fall of Tammany Hall (New York, Addison-Wesley, 1993)

American Heritage

New York, N.Y. (New York, 1968)

Anderson, Fred

Crucible of War: The Seven Years War and the Facer of Empire in British North America (New York, Vintage, 2000) [French and IndianWar]

Andrews, William G.

Images of America: Aroun Brockport

Appalachian Mountain Club

In the Hudson Highlands (New York, 1945)

· Applebaum, Stanley, ed.

The New York Stage: Famous Productions in Photographs (New York, Dover, 1976)

Asbury, Herbert

The Gangs of New York [1927-1928] (New York, Thunder's Mouth/Avalon, 2002)

Aswad, Ed & Meredith, Suzane M.

Images of America: Binghamton (Charleston SC, Arcadia, 2001)


Beale, Irene A.
Genesee Valley Events, 1668-1986 (Geneseo, Chestnut Hill Press, 1986)
Genesee Valley People, 1743-1962 (Chestnut Hill, 1983)
Genesee Valley Women, 1743-1985 (Chestnut Hill, 1985)


Beasley, David

McKee Rankin and the Heyday of the American Theater (Ontario, Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2002)

Benn, Carl

The Iroquois in the War of 1812 (University of Toronto, 1998)

Bernstein, Peter L.

Wedding of the Waters: The Erie Canal and the Making of a Great Nation (New York, Norton, 2004)

Berton, Pierre

Flames Across the Border: 1813-1814 (Toronto, McClelland & Stuart, 1981) War of 1812 The Invasion of Canada (Atlantic Monthly / Little, Brown, Boston 1980) War of 1812
Niagara: A History of the Falls (New York, Penguin Books, 1992)

Blum, Daniel

A Pictorial History of the American Thaeatre 1860-1985 (New York, Crown, 1986)

Bogan, Robert V.

Images of America: Angelica, Belmont, and Wellsville (Charleston SC, Arcadia, 1998)

Bolger, Stuart

Genesee Country Museum (Mumford, New York, Genesee Country Museum, 1985)

Brennan, Robert E. and Jennie I.

Images of America: Sackets Harbor (Charleston, SC, Arcadia, 2000)

Brown, William F., Jr.

Genesee's Rich and Famous (Batavia, Hodgins Printing, 1989)

Buck, Clifford M.

Dutchess County, NY Tax Lists 1718-1787, with Rombuot Precinct by William Willis Reese (Rhinebeck, Kinship Press, 1990)

Buckman, David Lear

Old Steamboat Days on the Hudson River (Astoria, New York, J. C. and A. L. Fawcett Inc., 1907, 1990 reprint.)

Buffalo Architectural Guidebook Corporation

Buffalo Architecture: A Guide (Cambridge, Massachusetts, MIT Press, 1981)

Bullock, C. Seymour

Anniversary of American Commerce (The Journal of American History, Vol. I, No. 3, 1907) Fulton Centennial

Burke, John

Duet in Diamonds (New York, Manor Books, 1972) Lillian Russell, Diamond Jim Brady

Burrows, Edwin G. & Wallace, Mike

Gotham: A History of New York City to 1898 (New York, Oxford University Press, 1999)



Canal Society of New York State, Syracuse, NY -

Bottoming Out May 1987, No. 26 - Baxter Steam Canal Boat Company

Field Trip Guides:

Canals at Cohoes - October 1980
Cayuga and Seneca Canal - July 1961
Champlain Canal: Northumberland to Whitehall - October 1995
Chenango Canal and Extension - April 1997
Erie Barge Canal - Cold Springs to Montezuma - October 1997
Erie Canal: Buffalo - June 1996
Erie Canal: Buffalo to Lockport - October 1987
Erie Canal: Cohoes to Patersonville - October 1988
Erie Canal" Bushnell's Basin to Medina - May 1995
Genesee Valley Canal: Rochester to Dansville - April 1988
Oneida Lake and Its Canals - May 1998
Two Erie Canals: Montezuma to Camillus - May 1986


Cantwell, Anne-Marie & Wall, Diana diZerega

Unearthing Gotham: The Achaeology of New York City (New Haven, Yale University Press, 2001)

Carpenter, Jack

Street Wise (Pine Grove Press, Jamesville, New York, 1991)

Cheli, Guy

Images of America: Sing Sing Prison (Charleston, Arcadia Publishing, 2003)

Chernow, Ron

Alexander Hmailton (New York, Penguin, 2004)

The House of Morgan (New York, Grove Press, 1990)

Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr. (New York, Vintage, 1998)

City of Rochester

170 Years in One Sqyare Mile: A Strolling Tour of Downtown Rochester Landmarks (Rochester, Department of Community Development, 1982)

The South Union Neighborhood (Rochester, Department of Community Development, 1983)

The Wadsworth Square Neighborhood (Rochester, Department of Community Development, ND)


Clark, Joshua V. H.

Onondaga; or Reminiscences (Syracuse, Stoddard and Babcock, 1849 (WWW)

Clark, Louis M.

A Book of Facts About the City of Canandaigua (Canandaigua, NY, Ontario County Historical Society, 1991)

Colonial Laws of New York State

Volume 1 (Albany, James B. Lyon, 1894)

Columbia University

The Columbia Historical Portrait of New York (New York, Doubleday, 1953)

Conklin, Susan L.

Batavia Walking Tour: Holland Land Office Museum, Genesee County Courthouse, Centennial Park & Ellicott Avenue (Batavia, Genesee County Historeian's Office, 1996)

Cook, William R. & Schultz, Daniel J.

Images of America: Around Geneseo (Charleston, Arcadia Publishing, 2004)

Cooper, William

A Guide to the Wilderness, or History of the First Settlements in the Western Counties of New York... (Dublin, Ireland, Gilbert and Hodges,1810 / Paul F. Cooper, Jr., 1986)

Cowan, Helen I.

Charles Wlliamson: Genesee Promoter-Friend of Anglo AmericanRapprochement (Rochester Historical Society, 1941)

Crane, MIlton, ed.

Sins of New York (New York, Boni & Gaer, 1947)

Crocker, Kathleen & Currie, Jane

Images of America: Chautauqua Institution, 1874-1974 (Charleston, Arcadia Publishing, 2001)

Cuneo, John R.

Robert Rogers of the Rangers (New York, Oxford University Press, 1959)


Dieffenbacher, Jane W.

Images of America: Herkimer County Valley Towns (Charleston, Arcadia Publishing, 2002)


Documentary Heritage Program - Buffalo and Erie County Heritage (New York)

African-American (1997)
Hispanic-Latino-American (1998)
Polish-American (1997)

Doyle, Michael

The Forestport Breaks (Syracuse University, 2004)

Drake, James S.

Some First and Seconds in Steuben County Government (typescript, 1959) New York State

Dumych, Daniel M.

Images of America: Niagara Falls (Charleston, Arcadia Publishing, 1996)



Eliot, Marc

Down 42nd Street: Sex, Money, Culture, and Politics at the Crossroads of the World (New York, Warner Books, 2001)

Everts, Ensign & Everts

History of Monroe County, New York (Philadelphia, Lippincott, 1877) (Ovid, New York, W. E. Morrison & Co. 1976)



Feininger, Andreas

New York; photographs; captions by Jacqueliyn Judge; introduction by John Erskine (New York, Ziff-Davis, 1945)

Fitch, Asa

Journals (Yale University microfilms)

Fitz-Enz, Colonel David G.

The Final Invasion: Plattsburgh, the War of 1812's Most Decsisive Battle (New York, Cooper Square Press, 2001)

Flagg, Thomas

New York Harbor Notes (Canal Society of New York State field trip notes, May 1999)

Folino, Thomas F.

Images of America: Alexandria Bay (Charleston, Arcadia Publishing, 2004)

Follett, Frederick

History of the Press in Western New York (Harrison, NY, Harbor Hill Press, 1973)

France, Jean & Brayer, Betsy

Of Town and the River: A Rochester Guide (Rochester, East Avenue Foundation,1977)



Gabrielson, Randall

Times Square and 42nd Street in Vintage Postcards (Charleston, Arcadia Publishing, 2000)

Garrity, Richard

Canal Boatman: My Life on Upstate Waterways (Syracuse University Press, 1977)

Gelb, Arthur

City Room [The New York Times] (New York, Putnam's, 2003)

Genesee Country Magazine

June 1993
1998 Travel Guide: The Erie Canal in Western New York

Geneva Historical Society

Images of America: Geneva (Charleston, Arcadia Publishing, 2003)

Ghee, Joyce C. and Spence, Joan

Images of America: Poughkeepsie 1898-1998, A Century of Change (Charleston, Arcadia Publishing, 2000)

Gold, Joyce

From Windmills to the World Trade Center (New York, Old Warren Road Press, 1982)

Goodwin, Doris Kearns

No Ordinary Time (New York, Simon & Schuster, 1994)
Wait Till Next Year (New York, Simon & Schuster, 1997)

Gordon, William R.

The Route of the Orange Limited [intrerubans] - (Rochester, 1953)

Grasso, Thomas X. & Rosenberg-Naparsteck, Ruth

Remembering an Old Canal Town (Rochester History, Vol . XLIX, October 1987, No. 4)

Gray, Christopher

Streetscapes columns, New York Times, 1987 through present. Link to index of columns, New York City architecture

Greening, Harold

Wrecks on the New York Central Churchville to Corfu From 1911-1974 (Batavia)

Grondahl, Paul

Mayor Erastus Corning: Albany Icon, Albany Enigma (Albany, Washington Park Press,1997)



Hager, Robert E.

Mohawk River Boats and Naviga¦ore 1820 (Syracuse, Canal Society of New York State, 1987)

Halm, Gale J. & Sharp, Mary H.

Images of America: Lake George - (Charleston, Arcadia Publishing, 2000)

Harris, Bill & Brockman, Jorg, photographer

One Thousand New York Buildings (New York, Black Dog & Leventhal, 2002)

Hatcher, Harlan

Lake Erie (New York, Bobbs-Merrill, 1945)

Hemming, Robert J.

Ships Gone Missing: The Great Lakes Storm of 1913 (Chicago,Contemporary, 1992) Shipwrecks

Hersey, Carl K.

The Architectural Origins of Woodside (1838) (Rochester Historical Society, 1964) Historical Society Headquarters Mansion

Hislop, Coldman

The Rivers of America: The Mohawk (New York, Rinehart, 1948)

Historic Association of Greater Liverpool

The Village of Liverpool: 150 Years (Baldwinsville NY, 1980

Holmes, Timothy A. & Stonequist, Martha

Images of America: Saratoga Springs: A Historical Portrait - (Charleston, Arcadia Publishing, 2000)

Historic Pittsford, Inc.

Architecture Worth Saving in Pittsfor, Elegant Village (Pittstford, 1969)

Homberger, Eric

The Historical Atlas of New York (New York, Henry Holt / Owl, 1998)


Handbook of World Business (Austin, Texas, The Reference Press, 1993)

Hubbard, J. T. W.

For Each, The Strength of All: A History of Banking in the State of New York (New York University Press, 1995)


Jemison, G. Peter and Schein, Anna M., eds.

Treaty of Canandaigua: 200 Years of Treaty Relations between the Iroquois Confederacy and the United States (Santa Fe, Clear Light Publishers, 2000)

Jenkins, Jerry; with Keal, Andy

The Adirondack Atlas: A Geographic Portrait of the Adirondack Park (Syracuse University Press, 2004)

Jennings, Francis

The Ambiguous Iroquois Empire (New York, Norton, 1984)

Jenkins, Stephen

The Greatest Street in the World [Forty-Second Street] (New York, Putnam's, 1911)

Jeffers, H. Paul

Commissioner Roosevelt: The Story of Theodore Roosevelt and the New York City Police, 1895-1897 (New York, John Wiley & Sons, 1994)

Johnson, Paul

A Shopkeeper's Millennium: Society and Revivals in Rochester, New York, 1815-1837 (New York, Hill and Wang, 1978)

Josephson, Robi

Images of America:Mohonk Mountain House and Preserve (Charleston SC, Arcadia, 2002)



Kalm, Peter

Travels Into North America (1748-1751) (Barre, Massachusetts, The Imprint Society, 1972}

Kauffman, Bill

Country Towns of New York (Castine, Maine, Country Roads Press,1994)

Kennedy, William

O Albany! (New York, Penguin, 1983)

King, Moses

King's Handbook of New York City 1892 (reprint, New York, Barnes & Noble, 2001)

- King's Views of New York 1896-1915 (reprint, New York, Arno, 1977)

Klos, Lloyd

A Resident's Recollections (Interlaken, NY, Empire State Books)
Volume I. 1987

Koeppel, Gerard

Water for Gotham: A History (Princeton University Press, 2000)



Lanagan, Frank P.

"Preventing River Pollution from Albany Sewage" (American City, Vol XXI, November 1919)

Lanni, Clment G.

George W. Aldridge: Big Boss Small City (Rochester Alliance Press, 1939)

Leary, Thomas E.; Sholes, Elizabeth C.

Images of America: Buffalo's Pan-American Exposition (Charleston SC, Arcadia, 1998)

Images of America: Buffalo's Waterfront (Charleston SC, Arcadia, 1997)

Leavy, Michael

Images of America: Rochester's Corn Hill: The Historic Third Ward (Charleston SC, Arcadia, 2003)

Images of America: Rochester's Historic East Avenue District (Charleston SC, Arcadia, 2003)

Images of America: Rochester's Dutchtown (Charleston SC, Arcadia, 2004) with Leavy, Glenn


LeBrun, George P.

It's Time to Tell (Morrow, New York, 1962)

The Le Roy Historical Society Newsletter

(1973) Le Roy in 1823
(Vol. 6, No. 4, 1995) Streets and Roads

Lopate, Phillip, ed.

Writing New York: A Literary Anthology (New York, Literary Classics of the U. S., 1999)

Lord, Philip L., Jr.

Mills on the Tsatsawassa (Albany, New York State Museum, 1983)



MacDonald, J. Fred

Don't Touch That Dial!: Radio Programming in American Life from 1920 to 1960 (Chicago, Nelson-Hall, 1979, 0-88229-673-6)

Macintyre, Ben

The Napoleon of Crime: The Life and Times of Adam Worth, Master Thief (New York, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1997)

Madsen, Alex

John Jacob Astor: America's First Millionaire (New York, John Wiley & Sons, (2001)

Mahood, Wayne

General Wadsworth: The Life and Times of Brevet Major General James S. Wadsworth (Da Capo, Press, 2003)

Written in Blood: A History of the 126th New York (Hightstown, New Jersey, Longstreet House, 1997)

Marcotte, Bob

Where They Fell: Stories of Rochester Area Soldiers in the Civil War) - (Franklin, Virginia, Q Publishing, 2002)

Matson, Cathy

Merchants and Empire: Trading in Colonial New York (Maryland, Johns Hopkins, 1998)

McFarland, Gerald W.

Inside Greenwich Village: A New York City Neighborhood, 1898-1918 (Amherst, University of Massachusetts Press, 2001)

McFee, Michele A

A Long Haul: The Story of the New York State Barge Canal (Fleischmanns NY, Purple Mountain Press, 1998)

McNamara, Robert F.

William Frisby Fitzhugh: Co-founder of Rochester (Genesee Country Occasional Press, 1984)

Memorial Art Gallery

A Rediscovery: Harvey Ellis: Artist, Architect (Rochester, MAG, 1972/1991)

Merrill, Arch

Lakes Country, The (Rochester, New York, Democrat and Chronicle, 1944)

Pioneer Profiles (New York, American Press-Stratford Book, 1957)

Stagecoach Towns (New York, American Book-Stafford Press, 1947)

Miller, Roberta Balstad

City and Hinterland: A Case Study of Urban Growth and Regional Development [Onondaga County] (Westport, Connecticut, Greenwood Press, 1979)

Mitchell, Charles R. and House, Kirk, W.

Images of America: Bath (Charleston SC, Arcadia, 2004)

Monachino, Jine

Henry and Frank Homelius: The Men Who Built Batavia (Batavia, Landmark Society of Genesee County, 2000)

Morganstein, Martin & Cregg, Joan H.

Images of America: Erie Canal (Charleston SC, Arcadia, 2001)


Morrison, William

Broadway Theatres: History and Architcture (New York, Dover, 1999)



New York History (New York State Historical Association)

April 1946 (British Impressions), January 1959 (Historian William Smith), July 1961 (Prisons), October 1970 (Poughkeepsie),January 1975 (Minisink Grant), April 1976 (Historian Henry Allen Moe), April 1977 (Antebellum NYC), January 1981 (New Amsterdam), January 1988 (Palatine Germans), October 1989 (Leisler's Rebellion), January 1993 (Military Tract Survey)

New York State Council on the Arts

Architecture Worth Saving in Onondaga County (Syracuse, 1964)

New York State Archives and Records Aministration

Strengthening New York's Historical Records Program: A Self-Study Guide (Albany, n.d.)

Nielsen, Brian and Becky

Around Cooperstown in Vintage Postcards (Charleston, Arcadia Publishing, ,2000)


Norris, W. Glenn

The Origin of Place Names in Tompkins County (Dewitt Historical Society of Tompkins County, 1984)

Northshield, Jane, ed.

History of Croton on Hudson (Croton-on-Hudson Historical Society, New York, 1976)



Okrent, Daniel

Great Fortune: The Epic of Rockefeller Center (Viking, New York, 2003)

Onondaga Historical Society

Images of America: Syracuse (Charleston SC, Arcadia Press, 1997)

Osterberg, Matthew M.

Images of America: The Delaware & Hudson Canal and the Gravity Railroad (Charleston SC, Arcadia Press, 2002)

Images of America: Port Jervis (Charleston SC, Arcadia Press, 2001)

Oswego County Department of Promotion and Tourism

Oswego River Canalling (1993)


Palmer, Dr. Hollis A.

Crimes in Time Journal (Saratoga Springs, Deep Roots Publications, 2000)

Crimes in Time Journal: Vicrtorian Rules (Saratoga Springs, Deep Roots Publications, 2002)


Parish, David W.

Cornelia's Worlds: A History of Geneseo 1850-1900 (Village and Town Historian's Office, Geneseo, 2001)

Penfield Local History Room

The Mills in the Falls Area of Irondequoit Creek, 1800s, (Penfield, 1996) Industry

Percy, John W.

Images of America: The Town of Tonawanda (Charleston SC, Arcadia Press, 1997)

Pound, Arthur

Lake Ontario (New York, Bobbs-Merrill, 1945)

Pratt, J. Howard

Memories of Life on the Ridge (Albion, New York, Orleans HistoricalSociety, 1978) New York State



Reisem, Richard O. & Gillsepie, Frank A.

Buried Treasures In Mount Hope Cemetery: Rochester, New York (Rochester, Friends of Mount Hope Cemetery, 2002)

---- Erie Canal Legacy:Architectural Treasures of the Empire State (Rochester, Landmark Society of Wesrern New York, 2000)

Rittner, Don

Images of America: Albany (Charleston SC, Arcadia, 2000)

The Making of America: Troy: A Collar City History (Charleston SC, Arcadia, 2002)

Rochester Gas & Electric

Highlights, April 1998

Rochester Regional Research Library Council

Maps of the Genesee Valley & Finger Lakes Region: 1776-1950 (Rochester NY, 1977)

Rochester Historical Society - Publication Fund Series

(No. IX, 1930), Denonville Raid

Rochester Museum of Arts and Sciences

A Guide to the Exhibits (Rochester, 1964) Rochester Public Library - Rochester History
Vol. XXXIX, July 1977, No. 3 - Water Works History: A Comparison of Albany, Utica, Syracuse, and Rochester

Rosenthal, Susan

Images of America: Schenectady (Charleston SC, Arcadia Publishing, 2000)

Rovere, Richard H.

Howe & Hummel: Their True and Scandalous History (New York, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1947/1974)



Saxon, A. H.

P. T. Barnum: The Legend And the Man (New York, Columbia University, 1989)

Schenectady Historical Society

Images of America: Rotterdam (Charleston, Arcadia Publishing, 2004)

Shelgren, Olaf William, Jr.; Lattin, Cary; Frasch, Robert W.; Peterich, Gerda

Cobblestone Landmarks of New York State (Syracuse University, NY, 1978)

Shilling, Donovan A.

Images of America: Rochester's Downtown (Charleston SC, Arcadia Publishing, 2001)

Images of America: Rochester's Lakeside Resorts and Amusement Parks (Charleston SC, Arcadia Publishing, 1999)

Images of America: Rochester's Transportation Heritage (Charleston SC, Arcadia Publishing, 2003)

Images of America: Rochester: Labor and Leisure (Charleston SC, Arcadia Publishing, 2002)

Sifakis, Carl

The Encyclopedia of American Crime (New York, Facts on File, 1982)

Sitts, Ernue

Dirt Roads and Spinning Wheels [Mohawk Valley] (Mohawk Bicentennial Committee, 1976)

Spafford, Horatio Gates

A Pocket Guide for the Tourist and Traveller along the Line of the Canals and the Interior Commerce of the State of New-York. (New York, T. & J. Swords, 1824; reprint Boonville, NY, North Country Books, 1991).

Spann, Edward K.

The New Metropolis: New York City 1840-1857 (New York, Columbia University, 1981)

Staff of The Canal Museum

A Canalboat Primer (Syracuse, New York, 1981)

Steward, Austin

Twenty-two Years a Slave and Forty Years a Freeman (1857) (Syracuse University Press, 2002)

Stokes, I. N. Phelps

New York Past and Present (New York's World Fair, 1939)



Taylor, Alan

William Cooper's Town (New York, Vintage, 1995)

Taylor, David A. & Parker, Lucinda M.

Night of Disaster: The New York Central Gulf Curve Wreck (Utica, Artspace, 2003)

Thompson, Harold

Body, Boots & Britches (Syracuse University Press, 1979) - folklore, history

Toal, Barbara Ann

Images of America: Batavia (Charleston SC, Arcadia Publishing, 2000)

Townsend, Avis A.

Images of America: Newfane and Olcott (Charleston SC, Arcadia Publishing, 2005)


Turner, Orsamus

Pioneer History of the Holland Purchase (Buffalo, George H. Denby, 1850



Van Ness, Cynthia

Victorian Buffalo: Images From the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library (Buffalo, Western New York Wares, 1999)

Van de Water, Frederic F.

Lake Champlain and Lake George (New York, Bobbs
Merrill, 1946)

Vierhile, Robert and William J.

The Canandaigua Lake Steamboat Era (Naples, NY, Naples Historical Society, 1978)

Volunteer Fire Department of Old New York 1790-1866

Van Ry, Dutch and Glenda

Piffard Days (Town of York Historical Society, 1990)



Wechsberg, Joseph

The Merchant Bankers (New York, Pocket Books, 1966)

Weiskotten, Daniel H.

Dry Docks of the Erie Canal: 1817-1917 (November 1991)

West, Maude I.

Irondequoit Story ((Irondequoit, 1957)

Whitman, Roger (ed. Scott Eberle and David A. Gerber)

The Rise and Fall of a Frontier Entrepreneur [Buffalo, Benjamin Rathbun] (Syracuse University Press, 1996)

Wilcoxen, Charlotte

Seventeenth Century Albany: A Dutch Profile (Albany Institute of History and Art, 1981)

Wilder, Patrick & Michael; St. Lawrence Eastern Ontario Commission

Seaway Trail Guidebook to the War of 1812 (Oswego, NY, Seaway Trail, Inc. 1987)

Williams, Donald R.

Images of America: The Adirondacks 1830-1930 (Charleston SC, Arcadia Publishing, 2002)

Images of America: The Adirondacks 1931-1990 (Charleston SC, Arcadia Publishing, 2003)

Images of America: Along the Adirondack Trail (Charleston SC, Arcadia Publishing, 2004)

Woodcock, Sue Ellen

Images of America: Skaeateles (Charleston SC, Arcadia Publishing, 2001)

Woodward, Nancy Hyden

East Hampton - a Town and its People: 1648-1992 (East Hampton, Fireplace Press) [Long Island]

Wyld, Lionel D.

Canastota and Chittenango: Two Historic Canal Towns (Charleston, Arcadia Publishing, 1998)

Walter D. Edmonds, Storyteller (Syracuse, SU Press, 1982)




* Additional material I came across but do not own


Graham, Frank, Jr. - The Adirondak Park: A Political History (New York, Knopf, 1978)

Plum, Dorothy A., comp. - Adirondack Bibliography (Gabriels, NY, Aditondack Mountain Club, 1958)

Podskoch, Martin - Adirondack Fire Toowers: Their History and Lore, the Southern Districts (Fleischmanns NY, Purple Mountain Press, 2003)


Bailey, Joseph Cannon - Seaman A. Knapp: Schoolmaster of American Agriculture (New York, Columbia University Press, 1945)


Ottley, Roi & Weatherby, William J. - The Negro in New York: An Informal Social History (New York Public Library, 1967)

Scheiner, Seth M. - Negro Mecca: A History of the Negro in New York City, 1865-1920 (New York, 1965)

American Revolution

Bielinski, Stefan - Abraham Yates, Jr. and the New Political Order in Revolutionary New York (Albany, NYS Amerrican Revolution Bicentennial Commission, 1975)

Conover, George S., ed. - General Sullivan's Indian Expdition, 1779 (Albany, The Secretary of the State of New York, 1887)

Countryman, Edward - A People in Revolution: The American Revolution and Political Society in New York, 1760-1790 (Baltimre, Johns Hopkins Uniersity Press, 1981)

Fischer, Joseph R. - A Well-Executed Failure: The Sullivan Campaign Against the Iroquois, July-September 1779 (Columbia, University of South Carolina Press, 1997)

Leake, Isaac Q. - Memoir of the Life and Times of General John Lamb (Albany, 1850)

Stevens, John Austin, Jr. - Colonial New York: Sketches Biographical and Historical, 1768-1784 (New York, 1867)

Arts, Crafts

Groft, Tammis K. - The Folk Spirit of Albany: Folk Art from the Upper Hudson Valley in the Collection of the Albany Institute of History and Art (Albany, 1978)


Rock, Howard B. - Artisans of the New Republic: The Tradesmen of New York City in the Age of Jefferson (New York, NYU Press, 1979)

Wilentz, Sean - Chants Democratic: New York City and the Rise of the American Working Class (New York, Oxford University Press, 1984)


Allen, Henry M. - A Chronicle of Auburn (Auburn, 1940)

Connors, Dennis J. - Boilers, Barons & Bureaucrats: A Tour of a Historic Syracuse Neighborhood (Syracuse, Salt Museum, Ononoaga County Parks, 1986)

Eberle, Scott and Grande, Joseph A. - Second Looks: A Pictorial History of Buffalo and Erie County (Walsworth Publishing, 1987)

Gerber, David A. - The Making of An American Pluralism: Buffalo, New York, 1825-1869 (Urbania: University of Illinois Press, 1989)

Glasco, Laurence A. - Ethnicity and Social Structure: Irish, Germans and Native-Born of Buffalo, New York 1850-1860 (New York, Arno, 1980)

Edmund Platt - The Eagle's History of Poughkeepsie from the Earliest Settlements, 1683-1905 (Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County Historical Society, 1987)

McKelvey, Blake - Rochester, The Water Power City, 1812-1854 (Cambridge, Harard University Press, 1945)

Yacci, Nancy - Images of America: Around Canandaigua (Charleston, Arcadia Publishing,1996)

Colonial Period (general)

Archdeacon, Thomas - New York City: 1664-1710: Conquest and Change (Ithaca, New York, 1975)

Bonomi, Patricia - A Factious People: Politics and Society in Colonial New York (New York, 1971)

Kammen, Michael - Colonial New York - A History (New York, 1975)

Van Rensselaer, Mariana Griswold Schuyler - History of the City of New York in the Seventeenth Century, 2 vols. (New York, Macmillan, 1909)


De Pauw, Linda G. - The Eleventh Pillar: New York State and the Federal Constitution (Cornell University Press, 1966)

Schechter, Stephen L., ed. - The Reluctant Pillar: New York and the Adoption of the Federal Constitution (Russell Sage College, 1985)


( alphabetical by county )

Conover, George S., ed.; Aldrich, Lewis Cass, compiler - History of Ontario County, New York (Syracuse, Mason & Company, 1893)

Milliken, Charles F, - A History of Ontario County, New York, and Its People (New York, Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1911)

Aldrich, Lewis Cass - ed. History of Yates County (Syracuse, D. Mason & Company, 1892)

Cleveland, Stafford C. - History and Diretory of Yates County (Penn Yan, NY, S. C. Cleveland, Chronicle Office, 1873)


Dutch Period

Bachman, Van Cleaf - Peltries or Plantations: Economic Policies of the Dutch West Indies Company in New Netherland 1623-1639 (Baltimore, 1970)

Condon, Thomas J. - New York Beginnings: The Commecial Origins of New Netherland (New York, 1968)

Hart, Simon - The Prehistory of the New Netherland Company: Amsterdam Notarial Records of the First Dutch Voyages to the Hudson (Amsterdam, 1959)

Kenney, Alice P. - Stubborn for Liberty: The Dutch in New York (Syracuse University Press, 1975)

O'Callaghan. Edmund B. - History of New Netherland; or, New York Under the Dutch, 2 vols. (1846-1848), (New York, Appleton, 1855)

Rink, Oliver - Holland on the Hudson: An Economic and Social History of Dutch New Yok (Cornell University Press, 1968)

Smith, George L. - Religion and Trade in New Netherland: Dutch Origins and American Development (Ithaca, NY, 1973)

Van Laer, A. J. F. - Van Rensselaer Bowier Manuscripts (Albany, 1908)

---- Documents Relating to New Netherland, 1624-1626, in the Henry E. Huntington Library


Palmer, A. Emerson - The New York Public School (New York, 1905)

Ravitch, Diane - The Great School Wars: New York City, 1805-1973 (New York, 1974)

English Period

Becker, Carl L. The History of Political Parties in the Province of New York, 1760-1776 (Madison, Wisconsin, 1909)

Kim, Sung Bok - Landlord and Tennant in Colonial New York: Manorial Society 1664-1775 (Chapel Hill, NC, 1978)

Reich, Jerome R. - Leisler's Rebellion: A Study of Democracy in New York, 1664-1720 (Chicago, 1953)

Ritchie, Robert C. - The Duke's Province: A Study of New York Politics and Society: 1644-1691 (Chapel Hill, NC, 1977)

Smith, William, Jr. - History of the Late Province of New-York (New York, 1829)

Van Laer, A. J. F. - Minutes of the Court of Albany, Rensselaerswyck and Schenectady, 3 vols. (Albany, 1926-1932)

Erie Canal

Walker, Barbara K. and Warren S. - The Erie Canal: Gateway to Empire (Boston, Heath and Company, 1963)

Wyld, Lionel - Low Bridge! Folklore and the Erie Canal (New York, Syracuse Unversity Press, 1962)


Brodhead, John Romeyn - History of the State of New York, 2 vols. (New York 1853-1871)

Doty, Lockwood R., ed. - History of the Genesee Country, Vol. I (Chicago, S. J. Clarke, 1925)

O'Callaghan. Edmund B. - Documents Relative to the Colonial History of the State of New-York, 15 vols. (1853-1871)

Smith, William Jr.; Kammen, Michael, ed. - The History of the Province of New-York (Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1972)

Wilson, Rufus - Historic Long Island (New York, Berkeley Press, 1902)


Van Rensselaer, Maria - History of the City of New York (New York, 1909)


Grinstein, Hyman, B. - The Rise of the Jewish Community in New York,, 1654-1860 (Philadelphia, The Jewish Publication Society of America, 1945)


Jameson, J. Franklin - Narratives of New Netherlland 1609-1664 (New York, 1909)

Owahyah - Birchbark Legends of Niagara: Founded on Traditions of the Iroquois, or Six Nations (St. Catharines, Ontario, Journal Publishing, 1884)

Indian Afairs

Sullivan, John, et al - The Papers of Sir William Johnson (Albany, 1921-1966)


Farrell, Patrick F. - Through the Light Hole (North Country Books, 1994) Adirondacks iron ore

Fox, William - History of the Lumber Industry in the State of New York (New York, Harbor Hill Books, 1976)

Rosenquist, Valerie - The Iron Ore Eaters: A Portrait of the Mining Community of Moriah, New York (Garland Publishing, 1990)


Adams, Charles Hansford - "The Guardian of the Law": Authority and Identity in James Fenimore Cooper (Pennsylvania State University Press, 1990)



Ross, Ogden - The Steamboats of Lake Champlain 1809-1939 (Champlain Transportation Company, 1930 / Vermont Heritage Press, 1997)


Mohawk Valley

Greene, Nelson, ed. - History of the Mohawk Valley: Gateway to the West (Chicago, S. J. Clarke, 1925)

Native Americans

Wallace, Paul A. W. - Conrad Weiser, 1696-1760, Friend of Colonist and Mohawk (Philadelphia, Unversity of Pennsylvania Press, 1945)


Armitage, Charles H. - Grover Cleveland as Buffalo Knew Him (Buffalo, 1926)

Kaminski, John P. - George Clinton: Yeoman Politician of the New Republic (Madison House 1993)

Niven, John - Martin Van Buren: The Romantic Age of American Politics (New York, 1983)

Van Dusen, Glyndon - William Henry Seward (New York, 1967)

Walsh, George - Gentleman Jimmy Walker: Mayor of the Jazz Age (New York, Praeger, 1974)

Politics / Government

Becker, Carl - History of Political Parties in the Province of New York (Madison, Wisconsin, 1909)

Lincoln, Charles C. - The Constitutional Histroy of New York (Rochester, 1905-1906)

Lothrop, Thornton Kirkland - William Henry Seward (Boston, 1896)

Morris, Richard B., ed. - John Jay: The Making of a Revolutionary: Unpublished Papers, 1745-1780 (New York, 1975)

Religion, Spiritualism, Social Movements

Anstice, Reverend Henry - Centennial Annals of St. Luke's Church, Rochester, New York, 1817-1917(Rochester, Scrantom-Wetmore, 1917)

Brodie, Fawn M. - No man knows my history: The Life of Joseph Smith, the Mormon Prophet (New York, Knopf, 1945)

Cross, Whitney R. - The Burned Over District: The Social and Intellectual History of Enthusiastic Religion in Western New York, 1800-1850 (Ithaca, Cornell University, 1950)

Davenport, Reuben Briggs - The Death-Blow to Spiritualism: being the True Story of the Fox Sisters, as Revealed by Authority of Margaraet Fox Kane and Catherine Fox Jackson (New York, G. W. Dillingham, 1888)

Hardman, Keith J. - Charles Grandison Finney, 1792-1875: Revivalist and Reformer (Syracuse, 1987)

Pilkington, Walter, ed. - The Journals of Samuel Kirkland, 18th-Century Missionary to the Iroquois, Government Agent, Father of Hamilton College (Clinton, NY, Hamilton College, 1980)

Van der Linde, Jos. - Old First Dutch Reformed Church of Brooklyn, New York (New York Historical Manuscripts: Dutch, 1983)

Voorhees, David William, ed. - Records of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of Flatbush, Kings County, New York vol. one 1677-1720 (Holland Society of New York, 1998)

Wisbey, Herbert A., Jr. -Pioneer Prophetess:Jemima Wilkinson, The Publick Universal Friend (Ithaca, Cornell University Press, 1964)


McManus, Edgar J - A History of Negro Slavery in New York (Syracuse, 1966)

Towns / Cities

Goldman, Mark - City on the Lake: The Challenge of Change in Buffalo, New York (Buffalo, 1990 Prometheus)

White, Philip - Beekmantown, New York (University of Texas, 1979)


Hungerford Edward - The Story of the Rome, Watertown and Ogdensburgh Railroad (New York, Robert McBride and Company, 1922)


Tucker, John Leonard - Knickerbocker tour of New York State, 1822 (Albany, New York State Library, 1968)


Burnaby, Andrew; Rufus R. Wilson, ed. - Travels Through the Middle Settlements in North America in the years 1759 and 1760 (New York, 1970)

War of 1812

Babcock, Louis L. - The War of 1812 on the Niagara Fron