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

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