June 20, 1890: “I planted 28 specimens of Helix clausa in Almont Woods sent to me from Connersville, Indiana by Thos F. Curry—there were young vigorous snails. I placed them alongside some old rails of a decaying fence—some old logs nearby and a thick growth of sweet cicely.”
-Losee, Jon. "William Seward Teator (1860-1930)," William Teator Genealogy Folder, Red Hook Historical Archives, Elmendorph Inn, Red Hook, NY.
July 26, 1890: “...I discovered a colony of Helix fuliginosus, the most flourishing I have ever met, obtained 40 percent and very pretty examples alive, I did not take immature shells. The locality is a steep wooded hillside with gravel, debris of the glacial era, well covered with small stones and years accumulations of litter from the snails are most abundant in the small section of a terraced slope that a little further along forms the bank of the river, I also found some palliata and concava and alternata and tridentata”
-"Teator Diary." June 20, 1890. Teator Diary. Historic Red Hook Archives. Elmendorph Inn, Red Hook, NY.
H.A. Pilsbury, letter to W. S. Teator. September 30, 1889: "I regard the facts as very interesting. Would it be asking too much to request a few of the shells for the Academy of Science collection? Of course we have the species, but the circumstances of the findings give the specimens additional interest.”
-"Teator Diary." July 26, 1890. Teator Diary. Historic Red Hook Archives. Elmendorph Inn, Red Hook, NY.