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Eliakim Roberts Papers

An inventory of the collection at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: MRC
Date: 23 Aug 2010

Biographical History

Little is known of Eliakim Roberts beyond what is given in the collection. He lived in Cazenovia and was evidently a merchant. He is likely the same Eliakim Roberts mentioned in Daniel Weiskotten's "History of the Madison County Hotel," who owned several properties in town. The Northwestern Reporter, Volume 119, on page 828 mentions an Eliakim Roberts, the brother of Thomas S. Roberts, and Luna Hammond's History of Madison County, New York on page 219 lists Eliakim Roberts as a storekeeper, with nine persons in his household.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Eliakim Roberts Papers consists entirely of incoming correspondence addressed to Eliakim Roberts. Some is personal, from family and friends; others relate to business matters. Included with the correspondence are a few scattered receipts, checks, notes, and bills of sale.

Arrangement of the Collection



Access Restrictions:

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Use Restrictions:

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Subject Headings


Roberts, Eliakim.


Business enterprises -- New York (State) -- History.
Merchants -- New York (State)


Cazenovia (N.Y.) -- History.
New York (State) -- History.

Genres and Forms

Legal documents.
Notes payable.
Receipts (financial records)



Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Eliakim Roberts Papers,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Transfer from Kohen Collection, 1969.

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