I. THE RAILROADS
Ninety-two clippings sent by Richard Palmer about the railroads in Central and Northern New York. Mr. Palmer, an avid railroad enthusiast, spent many hours accumulating these articles which date from as far back as 1839.
II. MARITIME MEMORIES
Over 86 clippings sent to me by Richard Palmer about the waterways, canals, and lakes of New York State. These articles include information about the many shipwrecks which occurred in and along Lake Ontario.
III. THE RAILROAD STORIES
Twenty-three articles, entitled "Stories by Bertrande," by Bertrand Snell, a former telegrapher for the New York Central Railroad. Mr. Snell worked as a columnist for the Post Standard.
IV. EARLY ROADMAKING AND TURNPIKES IN NORTHERN NEW YORK STATE
Three pieces sent to me by an anonymous individual. The articles were written by journalist, Richard C. Ellsworth, and printed in the Watertown Daily Times.
V. AN OLD STAGE COACH TAVERN
An article written about stagecoach taverns in the North Country of New York State.
VI. THE STAGECOACHES
Seven articles about the stagecoach scene in and around Central New York - collected by Richard Palmer.
VII. MISCELLANEOUS CLIPPINGS COLLECTED BY RICHARD PALMER
Four articles of historical interest. One concerning the first telegraph pole ever set in the world at Oswego, N. Y.; another, concerning the defenses at Madison Barracks in Jefferson County (NY) during the Civil War; and two articles written in retrospect about incidents during 1814 in southern Jefferson County. A genealogy of Major John Appling, who served during the Battle of Lake Contario is included.
VIII. BRIDGE DESIGNER FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY
Brownville-born (NY) man, Frank W. Skinner, becomes well-known bridge designer and one of the leading engineering consultants in the country.
IX. WATERWAYS & CANALS
Numerous articles about the Waterways & Canals of Early Upstate New York. Be sure to check the subdivision of the Waterways & Canals section for "1a," "ERIE CANAL ARTICLES."