George H. Bagley Collection


Vedder Research Library
90 County Highway 42
Coxsackie, NY 12051

Access Number



John and George Bagley


.3 Cu. ft. (1 Box)

Languages Present


Date Range

1808 - 1971

Historical Note

John H. Bagley, Jr. was a local businessman who was elected twice to the United States House of Representatives (1875-1877, 1883-1885) and once to the New York State Assembly in 1888. Born in Hudson, NY, Bagley spent time on the West Coast in the 1850s dabbling in mining among other activities before returning to Greene County and settling in Catskill. He was supervisor of Catskill from 1860 to 1864 and had interests in several businesses in the Catskill Area throughout the latter portion of his life, including time spent as the Vice President of the Catskill Mountain Railway. Much of this collection pertains to the personal and business affairs of John H. Bagley, Jr., his relatives, and other local ancestors of the donor with the surnames Nichols and Bates. The donor himself, George H. Bagley, served as a trustee and president of the Greene County Historical Society for a number of years in the mid-twentieth century.

Summary of Contents

The collection comprises one box holding 8 folders related to the business ventures of the Bagley, Bates, and Nichols families during the mid and late 19th century. Materials include stock certificates for the Catskill Mountain and Otis Elevating Railway Companies, and the Catskill Water Supply Company. A considerable portion of the folders contain material directly related to John H. Bagley Jr., though none of the material is directly related to his work as a Representative or Assemblyman.




Documentation available within collection.

Processing Details

Materials organized by subject.


Collection processor information and dates unavailable, finding aid published Summer 2018 by Jonathan Palmer.


Materials are available to examine on-site at the Vedder Research Library in Coxsackie, New York during posted hours as found on the repository’s website.

Access Restrictions


Use Restrictions

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Citing material

Identification of Item, Folder, Box, Collection Name, Date Range. Vedder Research Library, Greene County Historical Society, Coxsackie NY. 

Contents of Collection

Itemized list of collection provided on request when available by calling or emailing the Vedder Research Library during posted hours. 

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