First National Bank of Cooperstown records, 1842-1943.

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First National Bank of Cooperstown. First National Bank of Cooperstown records, 1842-1943.

First National Bank of Cooperstown records, 1842-1943.

The First National Bank of Cooperstown Records contain mostly correspondence, account books, receipts, and statements. The bulk of the material is from the 1862-1922 period, although the collection as a whole ranges from 1842 to 1943. The correspondence and receipts, in particular, show the central importance of its transactions with other banks and financial institutions to its day-to-day business. They also document transactions with local individuals and businesses in and around Otsego County, New York. Additionally, there are records relating to First National Bank of Cooperstown predecessor, the Otsego County Bank, including numerous documents signed by one of its customers, J. Fenimore Cooper. See the separate manuscript collections entitled "Otsego County Bank Records" and "Henry Scott - Otsego County Bank Records" for more information on this institution.

75.75 cu. ft. + 175 v. + 7 oversize folders.

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Otsego County Bank (Cooperstown, N.Y.)

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First National Bank of Cooperstown.

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The First National Bank of Cooperstown was organized in 1864, with an intent to "acquire the circulation privilege of federal bank notes and to become a depository of federal funds." Related to this, in 1866 the Otsego County Bank in Cooperstown folded, mainly due to increases in circulation taxes, including an 1865 Federal tax on state banks. Its directors subsequently transferred all accounts to the First National Bank. Additionally, Otsego County Bank cashier Henry Scott switched...

Cooper, James Fenimore, 1789-1851

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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...