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The life or biography of Silas Felton: manuscript, 1790-1802

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Description
Reminiscences written by Silas Felton describing his early life and education; interest in reading, religion, and politics; experiences as village school teacher.Describes trip to New York State, August 1797. Went up to Albany, thence up the Mohawk River to Norway, thence to Little Falls, Anderstown, Warren, Cooperstown, and Suffrage to visit a relative. Went home through Cherry Vally, Mowhawk River, and turnpike to Pittsfield, Mass. Mentions courtship and marriage. Eventually goes into business in Marlboro, Mass. Lists many yearly expenses.
Names
Felton, Silas (Author)
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1790 - 1802
Library locations
Manuscripts and Archives Division
Shelf locator: MssCol 986
Topics
Felton, Silas
Cost and standard of living -- Massachusetts -- 19th century
Teachers -- 19th century
Marlborough (Mass.)
Marlborough (Mass.) -- Social life and customs
New York (State) -- Description and travel
Teachers -- Massachusetts -- 19th century
Genres
Diaries
Biographies
Manuscripts
Notes
Additional physical form: The Life or Biography of Silas Felton was published by the American Antiquarian Society, 1960.
Additional physical form: Photocopy available for general use.
Biographical/historical: Silas Felton (1776-1828) was the son of a prosperous farmer from Marlboro, Massachusetts. was a schoolteacher, store owner, land surveyor, and later became an elected town clerk.
Content: Location of Other Archival Materials: Felton Family papers; American Antiquarian Society.
Physical Description
Extent: .2 linear foot (2 folders)
Type of Resource
Text
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 774034345
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19527553
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 418c4010-686b-0138-d69b-3b19a7c936ad
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