Found 28 collections related to New York (State) -- Politics and government -- 1865-1950

Sulzer, William, 1863-1941
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2927
1 box
Lawyer, state legislator, U.S. representative, and governor of New York. Materials removed from two scrapbooks include correspondence (mostly letters received), ca. 1906-1931, largely concerned with Sulzer's mining interests in the West and... more
Odell, Benjamin B. (Benjamin Barker), 1854-1926
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2283
.08 linear feet (1 folder)
Benjamin Barker Odell (1854-1926) was Governor of New York from 1901 to 1904. Collection consists of letters sent by Odell, as chairman of the Executive Committee of the Republican State Committee and as Governor of New York, mainly to Lemuel Ely... more
Hoffman, John T. (John Thompson), 1828-1888
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1412
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
John Thompson Hoffman (1828-1888), lawyer and politician, was mayor of New York City from 1866 to 1868, and governor of New York State from 1869 to 1872. His papers consist of letters he received regarding New York State and national politics,... more
Cole, Ashley T., 1876-1965
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 594
.5 linear feet (1 box)
Ashley Trimble Cole (1876-1965) was a lawyer in New York City who was active in both city and state politics. He served on the New York State Racing Commission and was a member of the New York State World's Fair Commission from 1936 to 1941.... more
Ruggles, James Francis, 1834-1895
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2642
.6 linear feet (2 boxes)
James Francis Ruggles (1834-1895), attorney of New York City, was secretary to New York governor Washington Hunt, 1851-1852. Collection consists of correspondence, accounts, land papers, and unsorted papers of Ruggles. Correspondence, 1849-1895,... more
Stewart, John Appleton, 1865-1928
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2887
1.2 linear feet (4 boxes)
John Appleton Stewart (1865-1928) was an American manufacturer and promoter. In addition to his business activities as director of various manuufacturing companies, he was well-known for his promotion of patriotic causes and his interest in... more
Bowker, R. R. (Richard Rogers), 1848-1933
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 355
61 linear feet (126 boxes)
Records consist of general and family correspondence, personal papers, subject papers, writings and speeches, diaries and travel journals, financial records, papers of Bowker's father, Daniel Rogers Bowker, scrapbooks, photographs, printed matter,... more
Waldman, Louis, b. 1892
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3202
34 linear feet (34 boxes); 7 microfilm reels
Louis Waldman (1892-1982), a prominent labor lawyer of New York City, was born in the Ukraine. Following his emigration to America in 1909 he became a garment cutter, attended evening school and earned a civil engineering degree from Cooper Union... more
Jones, George, 1811-1891
Manuscripts and Archives Division
.63 linear feet (2 boxes)
George Jones was the first publisher of the New York Times. He founded the New-York Daily Times in 1851 with Henry J. Raymond and Edward B. Wesley. The collection consists of correspondence, financial records, and legal documents regarding mainly... more
Catt, Carrie Chapman, 1859-1947
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 498
3 linear feet (7 boxes); 1 microfilm reel
Carrie Chapman Catt (1859-1947) was an American suffragist, peace activist and lecturer. Collection includes correspondence and other papers primarily concerning Catt's efforts on behalf of world peace and women's suffrage. Correspondence,... more
Hill, David B. (David Bennett), 1843-1910
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1396
.9 linear feet (3 boxes)
David Bennett Hill (1843-1910), an American lawyer and politician, served as governor of New York from 1885 to 1891 and U.S. senator from 1891 to 1897. He was also president of the New York State Bar Association. Collection consists of... more
Butler, James B., d. 1927
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 443
2 linear feet (5 boxes)
James B. Butler (d. 1927) was an American lawyer and government official. He served as chief of the Appointment Division of the Treasury Department from 1881 to 1884, working under Treasury Secretary Charles J. Folger. Butler was campaign manager... more
Williams, Timothy Shaler, 1862-1930
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3344
8 linear feet (17 boxes)
Timothy Shaler Williams (1862-1930) was an American journalist, railroad official and political figure. After working for a New York City newspaper from 1884 to 1889, he was private secretary to New York governors David H. Hill and Roswell P.... more
Agnew, George Bliss, 1868-1941
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 30
George Bliss Agnew (1868-1941) was a New York City businessman and politician. The collection consists mainly of political correspondence that includes letters from constituents, associates, and others interested in the outcome of bills before the... more
Raymond, Henry J. (Henry Jarvis), 1820-1869
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2532
.73 linear feet (2 boxes)
Henry J. Raymond was a New York politician and the first editor of the New York Times. He founded the New-York Daily Times in 1851 with George Jones and Edward B. Wesley. The collection consists of correspondence, legal documents, articles, and... more
Morton, Levi P. (Levi Parsons), 1824-1920
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2070
19 linear feet (16 boxes, 22 volumes)
Levi Parsons Morton (1824-1920) was an American businessman, banker, diplomat, and statesman. He founded the banking firm of L.P. Morton & Co. in New York City. After an unsuccessful bid for Congress in 1876, he was elected to the U.S. House of... more
Depew, Chauncey M. (Chauncey Mitchell), 1834-1928
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 774
.25 linear feet (2 boxes)
Chauncey Mitchell Depew (1834-1928) was a lawyer, railroad executive, and U.S. Senator from New York. His papers consist primarily of correspondence sent and received between 1880-1925. The collection contains correspondence and autographs... more
Tilden, Samuel J. (Samuel Jones), 1814-1886
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2993
42.78 linear feet (99 boxes, 13 volumes)
Samuel J. Tilden (1814-1886) served as Governor of New York, 1875-1876, and was the Democratic nominee for the Presidency in 1876. Tilden began his career as a corporate lawyer; he served as Corporate Counsel for the City of New York, as a member... more
Mastick, Seabury C.
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1908
3.5 linear feet (2 boxes, 19 v.)
Seabury Cone Mastick (1871-1969) was a New York state legislator. Collection consists of correspondence, scrapbooks and family papers of Mastick. General correspondence concerns New York state politics, especially Mastick's work as chairman of the... more
Strauss family
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2905
9 linear feet (25 boxes)
The Straus family of New York City were the descendants of Lazarus Straus (1809-1898) and Sara Straus (1823-1876) who emigrated from Otterberg, Germany in the early 1850s with their four children: Isidor (1845-1912), Hermine (1846-1922), Nathan... more
Sickles, Daniel Edgar, 1819-1914
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2751
1 linear foot (1 box, 5 v.)
Daniel Edgar Sickles (1819-1914) was an American Civil War general and New York politician. He represented New York in the U.S. Congress from 1857 to 1861, fought in the Civil War in the Peninsular Campaign, Antietam, Chancellorsville, and... more
Hughes, Charles Evans, 1862-1948
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1459
2 linear feet (5 boxes)
Charles Evans Hughes (1862-1948) was an American jurist and politician. He practiced law and held various political positions between 1884 and 1906. Twice elected governor of New York State, he resigned in 1910 to become an Associate Justice of... more
Moses, Robert, 1888-1981
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2071
142 linear feet (140 boxes and 57 v.)
Collection consists of correspondence, speeches, memoranda, press releases, reports, plans, photographs, clippings, and other printed matter documenting the career of Robert Moses. Personal Correspondence and "Library" (personal copy) files make... more
Green, A. H. (Andrew Haswell), 1820-1903
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1232
3.57 linear feet (9 boxes; 1 microfilm reel)
Andrew Haswell Green (1820-1903) was a New York City lawyer, city planner, civic leader, and reformer widely referred to as both "the father of Central Park" and "the father of greater New York." The A.H. Green papers are comprised predominantly... more
Sherman, J. S. (James Schoolcraft), 1855-1912
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2743
31 linear feet (72 boxes)
James Schoolcraft Sherman (1855-1912), lawyer, banker and vice-president of the United States, began his political career as mayor of Utica, N.Y. in 1884. In 1886 he was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives and served until 1908 excepting... more
Griffin, Anthony J. (Anthony Jerome), 1866-1935
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1246
14 linear feet (25 boxes)
Anthony Jerome Griffin (1866-1935) was a lawyer and U.S. Representative from the Bronx, New York City. He served in the Spanish-American War, 1898-1899; practiced law in the Bronx; was founder and editor of the Bronx Independent; and served four... more
Jones, George, 1811-1891 -- recipient
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 22990
.21 linear feet (1 box)
George Jones was the first publisher of the New York Times. He founded the New-York Daily Times in 1851 with Henry J. Raymond and Edward B. Wesley. After Raymond's death in 1869, Jones took over the editorship of the paper. The collection, dating... more
Selye, Lewis, 1803-1883
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 4617
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Letters received, receipts, indentures, and canceled checks of Lewis Selye, iron manufacturer and United States Congressman from New York from 1867 to 1869. Letters relate to business and social matters; land papers pertain to property in Rochester.
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