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Robert G. Haldeman Jr. spent 11 days in Quebec several years ago with college friends on a wilderness canoe trip. The experience inspired him to become involved in the collection of books, magazine articles, catalogs and ephemera related to paddle and oar boating.


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Camp of the 16th Regiment, New York State Volunteers list of clothing, camp and garrison equippage

The 16th New York Infantry regiment consisted of 1247 men from three counties in Northern New York State. These included companies A, B, F, G, H, and K from St. Lawrence County, C, D, and E from Clinton County, and I from Franklin County. The regiment would serve two years in the United States Army and was mustered in on May 15, 1861, in Albany, NY.

Photo of a St. Lawrence University hockey game circa 1930

Benjamin M. Kip was born August 27, 1871 in Canton, N.Y. and died October 1, 1957 in Canton. He attended Canton schools and graduated from New York Art School. From 1898 until 1948, when he retired, he was a photographer in Canton. The collection consists of glass plate negatives and various prints that belonged to Benjamin Kip, a photographer in Canton, N.Y.