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The Peacock Family Papers

Peacock Family papers

William Peacock (1780-1877) was the first agent for the Holland Land Company in Chautauqua County, settling in Mayville in 1810. The Peacock Family Papers include correspondence, business records, and family photographs, documenting the history of the family's life in Mayville and Westfield. In this image, Charles Peacock, the grandson of William Peacock and eventual manager of his estate, stands with a catch of what appear to be lake sturgeon, a species that is now considered threatened in New York.


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