BATAVIA , a
See also:village and the
See also:county-seat of Genesee county, New
See also:York, U.S.A., about 36 m . N.E. of
See also:Buffalo, on the
See also:Tonawanda Creek . Pop . (1890) 7221; (1900) 9180, of whom 1527 were
See also:born; (1910), 11,6x3 . Batavia is served by the New York Central & Hudson
See also:River, the
See also:Erie, and the Lehigh Valley
See also:railways . It is the seat of the New York State School for the
See also:Blind, and of St
See also:Joseph's Academy (
See also:Roman Catholic), and has a
See also:historical museum, housed in the Old
See also:Office (1804), containing a large collection of
See also:relics of the early days of New York, and a memorial library erected in 1889 in memory of a son by Mary E .
See also:Richmond, the widow of Dean Richmond; the
See also:building contained in Igo8 more than 14,000 volumes . The public
See also:schools are excellent; in them in 1898
See also:Kennedy (b . 1846) introduced the method of individual instruction now known as the " Batavia
See also:scheme," under which in rooms of more than fifty pupils there is, besides the class teacher, an individual " teacher who
See also:helps backward
See also:children in their studies, Among Batavia's manufactures are harvesters, ploughs, threshers and other agricultural implements, firearms,
See also:rubber tires, shoes,
See also:shell goods; paper-boxes and inside woodwork . In 1905 the city's factory products were valued at $3,589,406, an increase of 39.5 % over their value in 1900: Batavia was laid out in 18oi by Joseph Ellicott (176o-1826), the engineer who had been engaged in
See also:surveying the land known as the " Holland
See also:Purchase," of which Batavia was a
See also:part . The village was incorporated in 1823 . Here lived
See also:Morgan, whose supposed
See also:murder (1826) by members of the Masonic
See also:order led to the organization of the
See also:Anti-Masonic party .
Batavia was thehome during his last years of Dean Richmond (1804–1866), a capitalist, a successful shipper and wholesaler of
See also:farm produce,
See also:president (1853–1864) and president (1864–1866) of the New York Central railway, and a, prominent
See also:leader of the Democratic party in New York state . See O .
See also:History of the Holland Purchase (Buffalo, 185o) .
IMBERT DE BATARNAY (? 1438-1523)
HEZEKIAH LINTHICUM BATEMAN (1812–1875)
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