Goslee Family Memorial Collection


Vedder Research Library
90 County Highway 42
Coxsackie, NY 12051

Access Number



Goslee Family


.3 Cu. ft. (1 Box)

Languages Present


Date Range

1804 - 1971

Historical Note

The Goslee family resided in the Town of Jewett on the mountaintop in Western Greene County. Henry Goslee, a veteran of the American Revolution with a prestigious record, built the family farm in Jewett upon which his family resided for over a century. Milton Goslee, a descendant of Henry, was a Postmaster of Jewett at the end of the 19th century. The collection was donated in the mid-1970s by a relative residing in Connecticut.

Summary of Contents

The collection contains the Goslee family’s business and legal papers from the 19th century primarily comprising receipts, correspondence, deeds and account books. The box is divided by pertinent individual or organization, with folders devoted to Henry Goslee, Henry Goslee, Jr., Milton Goslee, William Goslee, and Fred Goslee along with a file on the family in the 20th century that contains details about the donor. Materials pertaining to the Town of Jewett, the Jewett Creamery Association, and the Lexington Congregational Society also appear in separate folders.


Materials organized by pertinent individual or topic.


Collection donated by Harvey R. Goslee. 

Processing Details

Collection likely processed by Raymond Beecher, processor added biographical notes to folders where necessary to contextualize items.


Collection processed by Raymond Beecher c. 1975, 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

Researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming to current copyright laws. Duplication of print and photographic materials without express permission of library staff is strictly prohibited. 

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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