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Adirondack Timber & Mineral Company Correspondence

An inventory of the collection at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: MRC
Date: 22 Aug 2007

Biographical History

Titus B. Meigs was a prominent personality in Central New York's timber and lumber industry in the late 19th and early 20th century. He was treasurer of the Adirondack Timber & Mineral Company (Ithaca, NY), president of the Santa Clara Lumber Company (Tupper Lake, NY), and part owner-operator of Dodge, Meigs & Co., lumber manufacturers.

John C. Gauntlett of Ithaca, NY, was involved in finance and public service in Tompkins County; positions held include vice-president of Ithaca Savings Bank and Tompkins County Bank, director of Ithaca Trust Company, member of the school board and National Guard, and town supervisor (twice).

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Adirondack Timber & Mineral Company Correspondence consists of letters and telegrams from Titus B. Meigs, treasurer of the company. All but one are addressed to "John C. Gauntlett, Trustee" and the majority concern checks for distributions from stock or the sale of land owned by the company.

Arrangement of the Collection

Items are arranged chronologically.


Access Restrictions:

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Use Restrictions:

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Subject Headings


Gauntlett, John C.
Meigs, Titus B.

Corporate Bodies

Adirondack Timber & Mineral Company


Business enterprises -- New York (State) -- Ithaca.
Lumber trade -- New York (State)

Genres and Forms


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Adirondack Timber & Mineral Company Correspondence,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Trade, Steven Resnick.

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