Born: October 31, 1853

Died: May 26, 1918

Married: yes

Children: five

Sylvester A. Newell was one of the guides photographed by A. W. Durkee at Paul Smith's boathouse on October 2, 1885.

Malone Farmer, June 5, 1918

Sylvester  A.  Newell,  one of the  best-known guides of  the Adirondacks, died  at his home in Brighton May 26th, aged  62  years.  He had  been  ill  over  two  years.  For  more  than  36 years  he  guided fishing  and  hunting parties  in the  heart  of the  Adirondacks. One brother, Samuel also  a  guide  at  Paul Smith's,  survives, besides  his  widow, three sons  and  two  daughters.