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James Corsaro <[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 10:52:23 -0400
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We have perhaps the largest Amos Eaton collection here at the State Library and it includes some journals of the Erie Canal geology trip for RPI students. We don't have a lot the staff time to read thru. these journals, but I will see if there is anything for the date May 9, 1826 about the Chittenango school.

Jim Corsaro

James Corsaro
Associate Librarian
Manuscripts and Special Collections
New York State Library
Albany, NY 12230

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>>> Michelle Arpey <[log in to unmask]> 06/08 9:04 AM >>>
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?

Hope to see some of you at Oneonta next weekend.


David Minor

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