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The first paragraph of this handwritten document written by B. Boorman reads "Sir The totals of last Month (Nov.) which was put on book the beginning of this Month I do not know if you have taken act of Therefore give it below[:]
17 Bus 30 lbs…

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A handbill published by Matthew Brown, Jr. advertising property for sale near the High Falls of the Genesee River in Rochester, N.Y. Among these are a "merchant flouring mill, in good order for business" and a triphammer forge/mill, all located on a…

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Poster printed in New York City advertising land for sale in Genesee, Cataraugus (Cattaraugus), and Alleghany (Allegany) counties in the southwestern part of New York State, originally part of the Holland Land Company's vast tracts. The advertisement…

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An original copy of an insurance policy (including receipt) purchased from the Ontario and Livingston Mutual Insurance Company by James Wadsworth of Geneseo, N.Y. on "His Custom Flouring Mill" in Livingston County, N.Y. (probably on Conesus Creek in…

MMOldMill.jpg
Grist, or flour, mill in the village of Mount Morris, N.Y., situated next to the mill race, which flows beneath the arch of a stone bridge across State St. A 1902 map indicates that it is the Galbraith Mill, built approximately where the Humphrey…

MMOldMill1900.jpg
A photograph, looking east, of people bringing sacks of grain to a large mill in the village of Mount Morris, N.Y., for milling and/or storing. This mill appears to be located on State St., next to the mill race that crosses it there, . A 1902 map…

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Paper Mill Falls is the site of several early mills, including a grist (or flour) mill owned by the Wadsworth family of Geneseo, N.Y.

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Brown's Race, a mill-canal built in 1816 on the west side of the Genesee River near the High Halls in Rochester, N.Y., accommodated many mills, including those depicted in this drawing: Whitney Mills (Ferguson and Lewis), Mill "B" (Moseley and…

TriphammerFalls.jpg
Bathers, friends of Martha Blow Wadsworth (wife of Herbert Wadsworth), frolicking in the falls at the Triphammer site in the southern part of the town of Avon, N.Y. The Wadsworth family of Geneseo owned a flour mill at this spot on Conesus Creek,…

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Original contract between Daniel Fitzhugh, as agent for William Wolcott Wadsworth of Geneseo, N.Y. and lesees Thomas Tyler, Benjamin Tyler, and Zachariah Roberson, all of Geneseo. Article 2 of the lease (enlarged snippet view )pertains to rent, both…
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