The 143rd Regiment, New York
Volunteers, Infantry (1892).
This is the history of the so-called
"Sullivan County Regiment" -- a well-respected Civil War outfit, largely populated
with Sullivan County boys, but which also included a company drawn from
Tompkins County. Includes rosters and other individual
information. 32+ pages, PDF format. $3.50
The Tompkins County chapter from French's
Gazetteer of the State of New York (1860)
French’s Gazetteer is, of course,
the standard reference for New York information at the point just before
the Civil War began. Most county gazetteers – and there were many,
including some re-published by us – subsequent to French’s either
acknowledged their use of information from this source or simply used
French’s information without attribution. It is interesting today to
read an account of Ithaca, NY, absent a discussion of the institutions
of higher learning that are so important there today. 6+ pages,
PDF format, download now for $2.25.
Tompkins County from Mather & Brockett's Geographical History of
the State of New York (1848)
A dozen years before French's Gazetteer,
Mather and Brockett compiled their Geographical History.
Much happened in that dozen years in terms of development of the state,
and there's some evidence of it when one compares the treatment Tompkins
County received in the two sources. While Tompkins County receives
only four pages in Mather & Brockett, they are an important part of the
historical record. We also include the section about underlying
land grants and patents in New York State as background. 4++
pages, in PDF format, download now for $1.50.
Ithaca High School Annual for 1918,
1921, 1922, and 1925.
We've listed these Ithaca High School
yearbooks on a separate page for your convenience.