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Samuel Treat Correspondence

An inventory of the collection at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: MRC
Date: 24 Jul 2015

Biographical History

Samuel Treat (1815-1902) was an American jurist specializing in Admiralty Law. Born in New Hampshire, he received his degree from Harvard in 1837 and taught for several years in Massachusetts and New York. He served as head of Temple Hill Academy in Geneseo, New York, and as a founder of Washington University and its law school.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Samuel Treat Correspondence consists of letters from Treat to a Harvard classmate, Henry Vose. In them, Treat discusses the central New York region, the practice of law, and his personal life, among other things. Described in the dealer catalog as "A rich and amusing description of life and adventures in the Genesee Valley in the late 1830's, and a good character sketch of its author."

Arrangement of the Collection



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Subject Headings


Treat, Samuel, 1815-1902.
Vose, Henry, 1802-1837.


Lawyers -- United States.


Geneseo (N.Y.) -- History.

Genres and Forms




Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

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

Acquisition Information

Purchase, 2015.

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