About Us

Dr. Thomas N. Baker is an associate professor in the History Department at the State University of New York at Potsdam.  He is also director of the Office for Student Research and Creativity.

Zacharey Blackmer is a senior undergraduate student, with majors in history and sociology, at SUNY Potsdam.  His hometown is Potsdam, New York.

Emma Woolley is a junior undergraduate student, with a major in history and a minor in writing, at SUNY Potsdam.  She hails from Cherry Plain, New York.

This project was completed in the fall 2018 academic term.  The authors thank the staff of the Potsdam Public Museum for their assistance.  All transcribed letters are held in the Sewell Raymond Collection, Potsdam Town Museum, Potsdam, New York.