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1Title:  Canal fever: the Ohio & Erie Canal, from waterway to canalway    
 Creator:  Metzger, Lynn. 
 Bobel, Peg.
 Publication:  Kent State University Press, Kent, Ohio,c2009. 
 Notes:  Includes bibliographical references and index. 
 Call #:  F34NC M596 C212 2009 
 Extent:  x, 382 p. : ill., maps, music ; 27 cm. 
 Subjects:  Ohio and Erie Canal (Ohio) -- History
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2Title:  A survey of canal resources in the Ohio & Erie Canal National Heritage Corridor: final version    
 Creator:  Tamburro, Samuel J. 
 Hiner, Matt.
 Cuyahoga Valley National Park (Agency : U.S.) Technical Assistance and Professional Services Division.
 Ohio & Erie Canal Association
 United States National Park Service.
 Publication:  National Park Service, Brecksville, Ohio?],2002. 
 Notes:  "August 2002." "A survey of all canal-related buildings, structures and sites in the Ohio & Erie Canal National Heritage Corridor."--p. 1. "Intended to be used as a planning document by the Ohio & Erie Canal Association and other partners of the Ohio & Erie Canal National Heritage Corridor interested in the enhancement and use of sites, features, buildings and structures from the canal-era."--p. 1. 
 Call #:  F34JG O39S96 
 Extent:  i, 28, 204 p. : ill., maps ; 28 cm. 
 Subjects:  Historic buildings -- Ohio | Historic sites -- Ohio | Historic preservation -- Ohio | National parks and reserves -- Ohio | Towpaths -- Ohio | Ohio and Erie Canal National Heritage Corridor (Ohio) | Ohio and Erie Canal (Ohio) -- History | Cuyahoga Valley National Park (Ohio)
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3Title:  Melancthon Woolsey Welles Papers     
 Creator:  Welles, Melancthon Woolsey 
 Dates:  1818-1896 
 Abstract:  Melancthon Woolsey Welles came to Cleveland, Ohio, ca. 1819 to study law at the firm of Kelley and Cowles. His sister, Mary Seymour Welles, had married prominent Clevelander Alfred Kelley in 1817. Welles was admitted to the Ohio bar in 1823. He then moved to Elyria, Lorain County, Ohio, and was appointed the first prosecuting attorney for that county in 1824. In 1826, Welles became the first toll collector at Akron, Ohio, on the Ohio and Erie Canal. While in Akron, he also served as the first postmaster, was a justice of the peace, and practiced law. Welles was a member of the Portage County Temperance Society, an incorporator of the Akron Lyceum and Library Association, and an agent for the Ohio State Temperance Society. He returned to Elyria in 1835 to practice law. In 1837, Welles moved to Cleveland and entered into a law partnership with Edward Wade and Edward Hamlin. He continued his involvement with temperance and antislavery groups while living in Cleveland. In 1841, he returned to Elyria, continuing his antislavery and temperance endeavors. Welles also served as a Commissioner of deeds for the State of Ohio and a Notary Public for Lorain County. During the 1840s, he became a member of the Liberty Party, and subsequently, the Free Soil Party. In 1849, through the auspices of Dr. Norton S. Townshend, Welles was appointed state agent for the sale of school lands, and moved to Defiance, Defiance County, Ohio. By 1860, Welles was living at Fort Dodge, Webster County, Iowa, and working as a land agent. He remained in Iowa the rest of his life. The collection consists of accounts, a journal, letters, articles of agreement, notes, memoranda, newspaper circular letters, newspaper clippings, deeds, receipts, drafts, commissions and appointments, business cards, a speech, a petition, and a constitution. Of particular interest to the study of early Akron, Ohio, is a photocopy of a ca. 1825 manuscript map of the village. The original map has been removed to the Manuscript Map Collection as MS Map 486A. Also of interest is a circular letter from the Executive Committee of the Portage County Temperance Society, signed by Welles and dated 1829, and a constitution, bylaws, and rules of order of the Sons of Temperance of the State of Ohio, Elyria Division, No. 400, dated 1848. 
 Call #:  MS 4759 
 Extent:  0.20 linear feet (1 container) 
 Subjects:  Welles, Melancthon Woolsey, 1802-1896. | Kelley, Alfred, 1789-1859. | Kingsbury, Harmon. | Wade, Edward, 1802-1866. | Hamlin, Edward Stowe, 1808-1894. | Wade, Welles, and Hamlin. | Sons of Temperance of North America. Elyria Division, No. 400 (Elyria, OH). | Portage County Temperance Society (Ohio). | Liberty Party (U.S.) | Ohio. Court of Common Pleas (Lorain County). | Ohio and Erie Canal (Ohio) -- History. | Ohio and Erie Canal (Ohio) -- Rates and tolls. | Canals -- Ohio -- Akron -- Rates and tolls. | Postmasters -- Ohio -- Akron. | Postal service -- Ohio -- Akron -- History. | Lawyers -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Lawyers -- Ohio -- Akron. | Lawyers -- Ohio -- Elyria. | Temperance -- Ohio -- Societies, etc. | Antislavery movements -- Ohio. | Commissioners of deeds -- Ohio. | Akron (Ohio) -- History. | Akron (Ohio) -- Maps. | Akron (Ohio) -- Surveys. | Elyria (Ohio) -- History.
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