B. Burt Paper Digital Library
Welcome to the B. Burt Papers Digital Library! It was created for an Information Science - 490 class at SUNY Oswego.
It is meant as a learning tool for anyone who wishes to learn about The Great Lakes Region and the shipping business of the 19th century. Another good portion
of the documents deal with James Van Cleve and his research of the history and route of Champlain - the old world explorer. Handdraw maps
deal out his route through the lakes of the region.
Many of these items were chosen to be digitized because I felt they fit the side of this collection that I wanted to portray. I chose to digitize the
many handdrawn maps and personal correspondance that was contained within the collection. This shows the talent of the creator as well as the personal side.
Since these items were once all personal effects, I dont believe there are any copyrights on them. The entire collection is housed at Penfield Library
at SUNY Oswego in Oswego, NY.
Correspondance from Van Cleve
#2 Correspondance from Van Cleve
Document about following maps
Map of Lake Ontario
#2 Map of Lake Ontario
East End of Lake Ontario
Map detail Correspondance
Sketch creation ledger Van Cleve
Letter from Van Cleve to Marshall
#2 Letter from Van Cleve to Marshall
#3 Letter from Van Cleve to Marshall
Preliminary sketches by Van Cleve
Centenial Celebration of shipping via the Erie Canal!
SUNY Oswego Library