Found 14 collections related to Billings, John S. (John Shaw), 1838-1913

Ankeny, Levi, 1844-1921
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 6691
0.1 linear feet (1 folder)
United States Senator from Washington State, 1903-1909. Contains one letter to Mr. J.S. Billings, Director of the New York Public Library relating to Committee on Irrigation hearings.
Hale, Edward Everett, 1822-1909
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 4431
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
A small quantity of letters, notes, calling cards, autographs, and other items from American author, historian and Unitarian clergyman Edward Everett Hale. Several letters are to New York Public Library Director John Shaw Billings, and relate to... more
Garfield, James A. (James Abram), 1831-1881
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 6394
.21 linear feet (1 box)
James Abram Garfield (1831-1881) became the 20th President of the United States after completing nine consecutive terms in the House of Representatives. The collection consists of a small quantity of letters written by Garfield to various parties... more
Mahan, A. T. (Alfred Thayer), 1840-1914
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 4537
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Correspondence, largely with John Shaw Billings, relating to research done at the New York Public Library by American naval strategist and historian Alfred Thayer Mahan. Some letters include brief discussions of naval history. Also included are... more
New York Public Library. Board of Trustees. Executive Committee
New York Public Library Archives | MssArc 4908
23.25 cubic feet
The Executive Committee, one of the original standing committees of the Board of Trustees, takes general charge of the administration of the affairs of the N.Y.P.L. Corporation. It is empowered to act on behalf of the Board of Trustees in between... more
New York Public Library. Board of Trustees. Treasurer
New York Public Library Archives | MssArc 4894
12.75 cubic feet
The Treasurer of the Board of Trustees is a member and officer of the Board, responsible for the financial matters of the N.Y.P.L. Corporation. Those who have served as Treasurer for the period of the records here described are: Edward King... more
Carnegie, Andrew, 1835-1919
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 4161
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919) was a Scottish-American industrialist and philanthropist. The collection consists mainly of letters from Carnegie relating to his philanthropic endeavors, including his gift of five million dollars to fund the branch... more
Draper, Henry, 1837-1882
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 838
1.5 linear feet (8 boxes, 2 folders)
Henry Draper (1837-1882), an American astronomer, was a pioneer in astronomical photography. Collection consists of Draper's correspondence, 1869-1882, with astronomers and others relating to astronomy, astronomical photography, spectroscopy,... more
Hand, Edward, 1744-1802
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 17927
.3 linear feet (2 v.)
Edward Hand (1744-1802) was a physician and Army officer. Collection consists of correspondence while Hand was stationed at Fort Pitt in 1777-1778, dealing with the defense of the Pennsylvania frontier; letters, 1779, relating chiefly to matters... more
Billings, John S. (John Shaw), 1838-1913
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 304
48 linear feet (109 boxes); 53 microfilm reels
John Shaw Billings (1838-1913) was an American surgeon, hospital planner and librarian. He served as a U.S. Army surgeon and was responsible for creating the nation's foremost medical library, now the National Library of Medicine. He served as... more
New York Public Library. Central Administration. Director's Office
New York Public Library Archives | MssArc 4937
Records of the first Director of The New York Public Library. John Shaw Billings (1838-1913) served as Director of NYPL from its founding in 1895 until 1913. He helped create NYPL by combining the Astor and Lenox Libraries into a public research... more
New York Public Library. Board of Trustees. Secretary
New York Public Library Archives | MssArc 4883
Records of the Secretary of the Board of Trustees of The New York Public Library. The Secretary is a member and officer of the Board and is responsible for the keeping of the records of The New York Public Library Corporation and the minutes of... more
Carnegie Corporation of New York
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 475
.21 linear feet (1 box)
The Carnegie Corporation was founded in 1911 by Andrew Carnegie to continue his philanthropic work after his death. In 1901 Carnegie offered the City of New York 5.2 million dollars to establish a branch library system. The collection consists of... more
Lenox Library
New York Public Library Archives | MssArc RG2 4856
NYPL Archives Record Group 2 consists of the records of the Lenox Library, a non-circulating research library founded by James Lenox (1800-1880) in New York City in 1870. In 1895 the Lenox Library was consolidated with the Astor Library and the... more