Collection Facts

Extent: 
55 items
Dates of Original: 
1825-1920
NYH Topic Area(s):

Historical Context

The Clarkson family of Potsdam, New York were major figures and in that town’s history, living there between 1821, when John C. Clarkson settled there and constructed the family’s future residence of Holcroft homestead, and 1946 with the passing away of Mrs. Emelie Moore. Other prominent family members include Thomas Clarkson, founder of Clarkson University, and General Matthew Clarkson who served as an officer in the American Revolution.

Scope of Collection

This collection consists of numerous portraits of the Clarkson family, as well as the grounds and structures of their home at Holcroft homestead. Also included are maps of the nearby area.