Summary


Overview

Creator:

Foote, Ebenezer, 1756-1829

Title:

Ebenezer Foote Papers

Dates:

1766-1925 (mostly 1785-1829)

Size:

5.1 linear feet, 12 archival boxes, 1 oversized box

Call number:

C0430

Storage note:

This collection is stored at Firestone Library.

Requests will be delivered to Manuscripts Division, RBSC Reading Room .

Location:

Princeton University. Library. Dept. of Rare Books and Special Collections
Manuscripts Division
One Washington Road
Princeton, New Jersey 08544 USA

Language(s) of material:

English.


Abstract

Ebenezer Foote (1756-1829) was a cattle agent for the Continental Army's Commissary Department during the American Revolutionary War, a merchant, a land agent, a politician, and a judge in New York State. Foote's papers date from 1766 to 1925, with the majority dating from 1785 to his death in 1829, and primarily document his land agency business in Delhi, Delaware County, New York. In addition to the land and financial records related to his business, the collection also contains some legal records, records documenting Foote's work as inspector of cattle for the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War, and limited family records.