Papers, 1712-1900.


Cooper, William, 1754-1809. Papers, 1712-1900.

Papers, 1712-1900.

The collection clearly documents the land transactions for the area south of the Mohawk River near Otsego Lake in New York State beginning in 1769 with the land grant from the King of England to George Croghan, the numerous land deals during the next 16 years, William Cooper and Andrew Craig's purchase of a portion of that land in 1786, the settlement of Cooperstown, and William Cooper's powerful role as land agent for over twenty large patents in upstate New York in the 1790's and early 1800's. In addition, the collection sheds light on politics in upstate New York in the 1790's. It elucidates the hard fought Congressional elections, the respect and allegiance Cooper enjoyed from Otsego County, and the eventual demise of his political power.

16 cubic ft.

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Cooper, William, 1754-1809 (person)

Founder of Cooperstown, N.Y., member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York State, and first judge of the Otsego County, N.Y. Court of Common Pleas. Cooper was the father of author James Fenimore Cooper. From the description of Letter, 1792 July 22. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122486944 From the description of Letter, 1792 October 12. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122617685 From the description of Letter, 1792 April 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id:...

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Cooper, Richard Fenimore, 1775-1813 (person)

Son of Judge William Cooper, 1754-1809. From the description of Richard and Isaac Cooper correspondence, 1810-1817. (Hartwick College). WorldCat record id: 27089477 ...

Cooper, William, 1786-1819. (person)

Cooper, Isaac, 1781-1818. (person)

Son of William Cooper, 1754-1809. From the description of Isaac, William and Richard Cooper business papers, 1801-1851 bulk 1810-1830. (Hartwick College). WorldCat record id: 27089468 ...

Cooper, James Fenimore, 1789-1851 (person)

American author; resident of Cooperstown, N.Y. From the description of Manuscript fragment and portrait, [ca. 1832], [ca. 1850]. (Buffalo History Museum). WorldCat record id: 57008578 Virgil David was president of the Lawrenceville Lyceum in Western Pennsylvania. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Cooperstown, N.Y., to Virgil David, n.p., 1836 July 21. (University of Chicago Library). WorldCat record id: 55822302 From the description of Au...

Croghan, George, 1720?-1782 (person)

Indian agent and public official. From the description of Papers of George Croghan, 1768. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71064125 According to Mr. Julian F. Boyd, Librarian of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, who viewed this document on October 1, 1938, with Mr. Carl Van Doren, this is am accurate, clerk's copy of the original minutes of the conference, corrected in the handwriting of Mr. Richard Peters, Secretary of the conference. From the description of...

Craig, Andrew C. (person)