Albin Kendall Putnam papers  1821-1850
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Collection Scope and Content Note

The Lucas family papers (40 items) consist of a family record book, newspaper clippings, and other materials about the descendants of John Ward Lucas, who moved from Middletown, Connecticut, to Lewis County, New York, in the early 19th century. Several items pertain to the history of Watertown, New York, and the surrounding area.

The Lucas Family Record Book (42 pages), compiled in the mid-19th century, contains genealogical information about the Lucas family from the mid-18th century to the mid-19th century. The volume includes lists of the descendants of Elnathan Lucas of Middletown, Connecticut, and prose biographies of John Ward Lucas (8 pages) and his son Elnathan (23 pages), who moved from Middletown to Pinckney, New York, in 1809. Page 14 has a map of the Pinckney area, showing the Lucas farm and other landmarks. Mid- to late-20th century newspaper clippings about the history of northwest New York and additional genealogical notes are laid into the volume.

The Photographs series is comprised of 2 cabinet card photographs of children, taken around 1892.

The 23 Newspaper Clippings (July 16, 1961-October 1, 1986, and undated) include obituaries and other articles related to members of the Lucas family and the history of Watertown, New York, and nearby towns and areas such as Sackets Harbor, Tug Hill, and Three Mile Bay. Many articles were clipped from the Watertown Daily Times.

The Genealogy series (14 items) contains notes and family trees about the Lucas family, providing birth and death dates for several generations. One packet of documents includes blank forms for recording family trees. Five items regard the Lucas family's coat of arms, provided in a report ordered from Halbert's, an Ohio-based company. Promotional materials for Halbert's and additional items about heraldic devices accompany the report.

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