Elkanah Watson letters, 1797; 1831 [manuscript].


Elkanah Watson letters, 1797; 1831 [manuscript].

Two letters from Watson, one to a Gen. Van Rensselaer (probably Henry Kiliaen Van Rensselaer) discussing personal finances, Ohio lands, and European political events, 1797; and one to the editor of the "Genessee Farmer," discussing experimental cultivation of corn, 1831.

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Van Rensselaer, Henry Kiliaen, fl. 1797.

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Watson, Elkanah, 1758-1842

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Prominent businessman, land speculator, promoter of public works, and one of the founders of the Bank of Albany. Authored a number of works on agricultural and economics topics. From the description of Elkanah Watson letter : Cherry Valley, to Judge White, Cherry Valley, 1821 June 21. (Buffalo History Museum). WorldCat record id: 175290533 Albany, N.Y. merchant who organized the first agricultural society in N.Y. in 1828. Born in Plymouth, Mass., Jan...