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Historians indebted to Union professor for early work

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Want a little history? Union College president Eliphalet Nott wasn’t interested, barking, “It is small business to be raking among the dust and rubbish of the past.” Fortunately, Jonathan Pearson didn’t agree. A long-time professor and treasurer at the school, Pearson ignored Nott’s attitude about the past, and went about documenting Schenectady’s long and varied history. His book, “The History of the Schenectady Patent,” was published in 1883, and historians who have followed in his ...

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July 27, 2011
12:29 a.m.

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What about Don Rittner's three Schenectady books?