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  • Notes on the Manuscript Collection: Samuel Cutler Collection

    John B. Carney

    Published Date : August 1987

    Spec. Col. 11-C-2    5 items

    The Samuel Cutler Collection contains business account books, religious memoranda, and a silhouette of Cutler.  He was born in 1752, and was a Newburyport, Massachusetts, merchant engaged in European, West Indian, and coastal shipping. He and his wife, Lydia Prout, were both drowned on a voyage from Maine in 1832.

    The business accounts reflect trade in spices, cloth, hardware, tea, etc., as well as his dealings with the Proprietors of Locks and Canals of the Merrimack River, of which organization he was a member.  The religious memoranda include prayers, obituaries, sermon transcriptions, and advice but provide little of a personal nature. However, his diary of capture and imprisonment by the British may be found in the Society’s “Old Manuscript Collection –5" (Diaries).

    The single Sub-group is divided into three Series. Series A contains business papers, 1782- [200] 1793. Series B contains personal papers, ca. 1796-1822.  Series C contains the silhouette of Samuel Cutler, ca. 1800.


    Mss. 107,   88 Items

    The Clark G. Dailey Papers, 1842-1962, contain genealogies, notes, records, and correspondence concerning the Dailey and 13 allied families.  In addition to the Daileys, it contains significant research on the allied families of Cary, Clark, Fuller, and Michaux, 850-1962.

    Clark G. Dailey was born in Kentucky in 1879 and moved to New York in 1901.  He was a Manhattan realtor and served on mayoral advisory boards and as a labor arbitrator.  The collection appears to have been formed between 1949 and 1962.  It was donated to the Society by Barbara Dailey in 1985.

    The papers are divided into two sub-groups.  Sub-group I, Genealogy, is divided into Series A - Dailey Family, 1868-1962; and Series B - Allied families, 850-1920.  Sub-group II, Graphics, contains photographs and postcards, ca. 1888-1920.

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