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Samuel Platt Correspondence

An inventory of his correspondence at Syracuse University

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Platt, Samuel.
Title: Samuel Platt Correspondence
Inclusive Dates: 1834-1842
Quantity: 1 folder (SC)
Abstract: Letters sent to Samuel Platt of Plattsburgh, New York from his family members, friends, and acquaintances.
Language: English
Repository: Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010

Biographical History

Samuel Keise(?) Platt was a resident of Plattsburgh, New York in the early nineteenth century. He also had family on the other side of Lake Champlain, in St. Albans and Burlington, Vermont.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Samuel Platt Correspondence includes 21 letters sent to Platt between 1834 and 1842. The letters are from family members, friends, and acquaintances. They variously send news, request Platt's assistance, and dispense advice.

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Arrangement of the Collection

The items are in chronological order.

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Access Restrictions

The majority of our archival and manuscript collections are housed offsite and require advanced notice for retrieval. Researchers are encouraged to contact us in advance concerning the collection material they wish to access for their research.

Use Restrictions

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

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Subject Headings


Platt family.
Platt, Samuel.


Families -- New York (State) -- Plattsburgh.


Burlington (Vt.) -- History.
Plattsburgh (N.Y.) -- History.
Saint Albans (Vt.) -- History

Genres and Forms


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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Samuel Platt Correspondence,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Finding Aid Information

Created by: [Summit record]
Date: 2001-01-01
Revision history: 12 Mar 2007 - converted to EAD (MRC); 17 Feb 2010 - updated EAD (LMD)

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