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Butler Family Papers

Union College

Dates of Original: 1861-1864

William Butler was born in 1831 in New Castle, Ireland. He was the fourth-youngest son of Edward
Butler of Bohernagaul, in the County of Tipperary. At the age of thirteen, Butler was apprenticed to merchant James Leara, of Clonmel, for seven years. By 1859, Butler had immigrated to the United States and settled in New York City. Through his letters, it is known that he had two brothers and a sister also living in New York in the 1860s. On March 1, 1859, he enlisted in the 69th Regiment of the New York Militia as a lieutenant. He was discharged in August, but re-enlisted as a captain... Read more

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UAlbany University Archives

University at Albany, SUNY - Science Library

Dates of Original: c. 1860 - 1990

Founded in 1844, the University at Albany carries out undergraduate and graduate education, research, and service. It began as the New York State Normal School on May 7, 1844 and in 1909 established on what is today called the downtown campus. It is a part of the State University of New York (SUNY) system, and has three campuses: the Uptown Campus in Albany, which borders on Guilderland's McKownville neighborhood, the Downtown Campus in Albany, and the East Campus in the City of Rensselaer, across the Hudson River from Albany.

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Sphinx Collection

Little Falls Public Library

Dates of Original: 1908 - 1915

This collection consists of issues of a literary journal published by Little Falls High School of Little Falls, NY in the early twentieth century.

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Gold Coast Historic Photographs

Gold Coast Public Library

Dates of Original: 1898-1960

Settled in 1681, Glenwood Landing has a rich history of farming, sand mining, milling, oystering, fishing, boat building, and energy supply and production. In the late 1800s and early 1900s, the community was a popular resort destination for celebrities and others, who vacationed at Karatsonyi’s Hotel, below, and similar facilities around Hempstead Harbor.

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