Titus-Bedell
Family Papers, 1790-1865
SC10571

Quantity: 9 boxes (3 cubic. ft.)
Access: Open to research.
Acquisition: Purchase from Frank M. Thomas (dealer), 1935
Processed by: Fred Bassett, Senior Librarian, November 2006

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Background Note:

The related Titus and Bedell families were prominent Quakers in Greene County, New York, principally at Catskill and New Baltimore. Charles Titus and John W. Bedell kept stores in Catskill, and the bulk of this collection consists of their daybooks and ledgers, and bills of goods, 1795-1858. Charles Titus was also justice of the peace at New Baltimore, and many of his official acts are recorded in a group of some three hundred subpoenas and executions, 1809-1819, and a book of judgments, 1808-1817, which contains also some entries of marriages performed by him. Tucked away in one of John W. Bedell’s ledgers, 1830-1831, are family records, 1798-1826. Correspondence, accounts, invoices, insurance certificates, and writings make up the rest of the collection, which covers the years 1790-1865.

Box and Folder List

Box Folder Vol. Description of Contents

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Correspondence, 1796-1862

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Accounts and invoices, 1793-1795

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Accounts and invoices, 1796-1799

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Accounts and invoices, 1800-1809

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Articles of agreement (contracts), 1793-1852

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Letter from Jesse Martin to Charles Titus, March 15, 1823

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Charles Titus – Daybook “C” of Sloop “Prudence,” 1790-1793

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[Charles Titus] – Blotter, 1790-1791

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[Charles Titus] – Blotter, 1817

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Legal papers: tavern license, 1802; affidavit, 1817; road petition, ca. 1817

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Invoices: S. T. Bedell account with Nathan Clark Jr., (Manufacturer of stone and earthen ware, furnaces, fire brick, drain pipe, etc., Athens, Greene, County, N.Y.), 1859-1861

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Insurance records, John W. Bedell policy with New Baltimore Insurance Association, 1855-1865

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13

 

Album of poetry and verse, 1846`

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14

 

Miscellaneous writings and school papers, 1814-1851

 

 

 

Bound Volumes:

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1

Charles Titus - Receipt Book, 1795-1814

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2

Charles Titus - Daybook, 1795

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3

Charles Titus - Daybook, December, 1795-1798

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Charles Titus - Daybook, 1803-1817

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[Charles Titus] - Ledger, 1795-1827

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Charles Titus - Book of Judgments, 1808-1817

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[Charles Titus] - Manuscript arithmetic (1774)
(Includes same of Anna Bedell 1837, and Martha T. Bedell 1845)

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John W. Bedell - Daybook, 1824-1826

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John W. Bedell - Ledger, 1830-1831
(Includes family records, 1798-1826)

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[John W. Bedell] - Ledger Book A, 1831-1833

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[John W. Bedell] - Ledger Book B, 1832-1858

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John W. Bedell - Daybook, 1831-1832

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John W. Bedell - Daybook (Store book), 1832-1833

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John W. Bedell - Daybook, 1832-1833

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John W. Bedell - Daybook (Market book), 1832-1833

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[John W. Bedell] - Daybook, 1834-1844

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Ledger, ca. 1795- ca. 1819[?] (partial record; missing folios 1-172 of 217)

 

 

 

Town of New Baltimore – Records, 1809-1819

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Executions, ca. 1810-1817

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Warrants, ca. 1809-1817

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Warrants, ca, 1809-1817

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Warrants, ca. 1809-1817

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Summons, ca. 1809-1817

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Summons, ca. 1809-1817

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Summons, ca. 1809-1817

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Miscellaneous, ca. 1809-1819

Last Updated: March 26, 2010