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Samuel S. Forman Correspondence

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Finding aid created by: MRC
Date: 30 Jan 2017

Biographical History

Samuel S. Forman (1763-1860) was an early settler of the town of Cazenovia in Madison County, New York. As a young man, Forman traveled Central New York as clerk to John Lincklaen, a young Dutch land agent, whose house and lands today are known as the Lorenzo Historic Site. Forman also assisted Lincklaen in running his store in Cazenovia; he eventually purchased the business from Lincklaen and expanded into other communities in the area. In 1837, Forman purblished his memoirs as "ANNALS of CAZENOVIA."

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Samuel S. Forman Correspondence consists of a letter from Samuel S. Forman in Cazenovia to John R. Bleeker.

Arrangement of the Collection

Single item.


Access Restrictions:

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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.

Related Material

Additional Samuel Forman correspondence may be found in the Lorenzo Collection. The full text of his "ANNALS of CAZENOVIA" is available online.

Subject Headings


Forman, Samuel S., 1763-1860.


Land tenure -- New York (State)


Cazenovia (N.Y.) -- History.

Genres and Forms


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Samuel S. Forman Correspondence,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Unknown, 1971.

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