Springer, William Parshall
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
2B Carl A. Kroch Library
Ithaca, NY 14853
.1 cubic ft.
Papers (1848-77) of Mrs. MacFarland's great-grandfather, William Parshall Springer are concerned with the invention and sale of the Springer Smut Machine for cleaning wheat and include patent papers, specifications, a testimonial letter, broadsides and trade cards advertising the machine, and daguerreotypes of the American Institute medal awarded to Springer for his invention; papers (1792-1943) of Springer's grandson and Mrs. MacFarland's father, William Alfred Comstock, a DeWitt, New York, attorney, are concerned with his interest in Moses DeWitt and include correspondence, photostats of early Herkimer County documents bearing DeWitt's signature, Comstock's address on DeWitt (typescript carbon copy), and related items.