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David Minor <[log in to unmask]>
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A LISTSERV list for discussions pertaining to New York State history." <[log in to unmask]>
Tue, 8 Jun 1999 15:31:14 -0400
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Asa Fitch's lifetime diaries are in the Sterling Memorial Library at Yale
and available on microfilm. I have viewed the sections referring to the
canal expedition. Fascinating material. BTW, a good resource for locating
archives and their contents is the Union Catalogue section at the Library
of Congress web page - www.loc.gov I believe). You can search the catalogue
by subject's name.

Thanks for the suggestion,


>If I remember correctly, Rensselear Polytechnic Institute has a small Amos
>Eaton collection that might be helpful.  Also, I think that his student's
>name is Asa Fitch.  Someone at the RPI Archives and Special Collections
>might be able to point you in the right direction.
>>>> David Minor <[log in to unmask]> 06/05 8:27 PM >>>
>I'm doing  research for a documentary script including Professor Amos
>Eaton's 1826 field trip across the state on the Erie Canal. One of his
>students, Asa Firch, later state entomologist, kept a journal of the
>expedition, and mentions stopping on May 9th to visit the Chittenengo
>Polytechnic school (apparently a grade school) run by a Mr. Yates. Can
>anyone provide any details on either Yates or the school?

David Minor
Eagles Byte Historical Research
Pittsford, New York
716 264-0423
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