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Scope and Contents The Colgate family papers contain documents by and about the Colgate family created between 1808 and 1974. It includes copies of documents that date from as early as the 1600s. The largest series, Correspondence, consists mostly of letters sent between members of the Colgate family in the nineteenth century. A large portion is correspondence between James B. Colgate and Susan Colby Colgate, also referred to as Mrs. James B. Colgate. There are also a number of letters to...
Dates: 1803 - 1984
Scope and Contents
Includes correspondence and business records of a family of New York City investors and businessmen. The papers relate to investments in New York State lands (including some in western New York), the Hudson River Railroad, and the Erie Canal.