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Penn, Richard, approximately 1736-1811
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 22996
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
Collection of three letters signed collectively or individually by Richard Penn (approximately 1736-1811) and Arthur Lee (1740-1792) while representing American interests in England. In July 1775, Richard Penn was entrusted by the Second... more
Provoost family
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol NYGB 18064
1 v, 39 cm; 1 v, 39 cm
The Provoost (Provost) family, of French Huguenot descent, were early settlers of New Amsterdam. David Provoost (1670-1724) was a merchant and Mayor of the City of New York from 1699 to 1700. His nephew John Provoost (d. 1767) was the son of... more
Van Cortlandt, Pierre, 1762-1848
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3127
.4 linear feet (1 box)
Pierre Van Cortlandt, Jr. (1762-1848) was a soldier and politician from Westchester County, New York. He was a U.S. Congressman from 1811-1812 and a brigadier general in the Westchester militia during the War of 1812. His first wife, Catharine... more
Clay, Henry, 1777-1852
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 564
1.2 linear feet (3 boxes)
Henry Clay (1777-1852), an American statesman, served as Congressman from Kentucky and Speaker of the House of Representatives from 1811 to 1821 and 1823 to 1825. He was Secretary of State (1825-1829) and Whig Party senator (1831-1842, 1849-1852).... more
Lansing, John, 1754-1829
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 19033
.21 linear feet (1 box)
John Ten Eyck Lansing, Jr. (1754-1829) was an American lawyer, jurist, and politician. He disappeared under mysterious circumstances in 1829. The John Lansing, Jr. papers consist mainly of letters received from prominent business and legal figures... more
Harper, Robert Goodloe, 1765-1825
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 4438
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Letters written by American politician Robert Goodloe Harper between 1798 and 1824, with the bulk written between 1806 and 1823. Letters are generally professional in scope, and include discussions of the capture of the ship "Clyde" in September,... more
Granger, Gideon, 1767-1822
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 4421
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Letters from American politician and lawyer Gideon Granger to various parties relating to business and legal affairs, such as money owed on land purchases. Also present is an 1805 circular letter from Granger addressing charges made against him... more
Gore, Christopher, 1758-1827
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 4419
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Several letters from American politician Christopher Gore to various parties relating to business and financial matters
Hamilton, James A. (James Alexander), 1788-1878
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1299
1 linear foot (4 boxes)
James Alexander Hamilton (1788-1878), the son of Alexander Hamilton, was an American lawyer and politician. He served as United States District Attorney for the Southern District of New York. Collection consists of Hamilton's correspondence, ca.... more
Monroe, James, 1758-1831
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2035
4 linear feet (18 boxes); 8 microfilm reels
James Monroe (1758-1831) was a soldier, statesman and the fifth President of the United States. Collection consists of correspondence and Monroe's writings. Correspondence, 1772-1836, is largely political, focusing on constitutional issues,... more
New York (State). Comptroller's Office
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2203
.1 linear feet (1 volume)
The New York State Office of the Comptroller was established in 1797. The Comptroller is the State’s chief fiscal officer. The collection consists of a memorandum book (1 volume) dating from 1799 to 1826, kept by Comptrollers Archibald McIntyre... more
Van Ness, William Peter, 1778-1826
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 4659
.2 linear feet (2 folders)
William Peter Van Ness (1778-1826) of Kinderhook, Columbia County, New York and New York City was a lawyer, U.S. District Court judge, author, and Columbia College graduate. He was active in Democratic-Republican politics and served as Aaron... more
Reade, Joseph, 1694-1771
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2412
.2 linear feet (1 volume)
Adolph Philipse (1665-1750) was a wealthy New York City merchant and politician with extensive landholdings in the lower Hudson River Valley. Baptised Adolphus, he was the second son of New York City merchant Frederick Philipse, first Lord of the... more
Van Rensselaer, Stephen, 1764-1839
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 4661
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Stephen Van Rensselaer (1764-1839) was an American soldier, New York State lieutenant governor, U.S. congressman, and the last patroon of the manor of Rensselaerswyck, near Albany. Letters to Van Rensselaer (1786-1826) and from him (1790-1838)... more
Van Gaasbeek, Peter, 1754-1797 -- recipient
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 4658
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Eight letters, 1775-1797, to merchant Peter Van Gaasbeek at Kingston, New York and New York City, from Jacob Marius Groen, Jr. at Kingston; Abraham G. Lansing at Albany; Ebenezer Foote and Solomon Sleght at Newburgh; Nicholas Low at New York; Noah... more
Trumbull, Jonathan, 1740-1809
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 4230
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Jonathan Trumbull, Jr. (1740-1809) was Governor of Connecticut from 1797 until his death in 1809. He was the son of Jonathan Trumbull (1710-1785), Governor of Connecticut from 1769 to 1786. During the American Revolution, Trumbull was a Paymaster... more
Trumbull, Jonathan, 1710-1785
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 4224
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Jonathan Trumbull, Sr. (1710-1785) was governor of the Colony and State of Connecticut (1769-1786). Letters date predominantly from the Revolutionary War period and pertain to military orders, supplies, troop movements, location of the British... more
Walker, Benjamin, 1753-1818
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 4670
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Benjamin Walker (born 1753 in London) was an American soldier, land agent, and U.S. representative from New York, 1801-1803. He served as aide-de-camp to Friederich Wilhelm von Steuben and George Washington during the Revolutionary War, and was... more
Tillotson, Thomas
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 4648
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Ten letters to Thomas Tillotson (d.1832), physician and politician, who twice served as New York State Secretary of State between 1801-1808. Nine are from kinsmen Robert R. Livingston, Edward Livingston, Brockholst Livingston, and John Armstrong,... more
Walton, George, 1749 or 1750-1804
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 4669
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
George Walton, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, was an American soldier, lawyer, and judge. He served briefly as a U. S. senator for Georgia in Congress, was Chief Justice of Georgia and also a justice of the Superior Court, and was... more
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 23168
.2 linear feet (1 volume)
Account book kept by Thomas Jefferson, third President of the United States, showing receipts and disbursements mainly at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Monticello, Virginia; and Washington, D.C., 1791-1803. Daily entries in daybook form concern... more
Adams, Samuel, 1722-1803
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 20
2.25 linear feet (7 boxes, 5 oversized folders)
Samuel Adams (1722-1803) was an American revolutionary and post-revolutionary era political leader. Adams served as lieutenant-governor of Massachusetts from 1789 to 1793, and was governor from 1794 to 1797. The Adams papers contain letters to... more
Cathcart family
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 494
.8 linear feet (3 boxes)
James Leander Cathcart (1767-1843) was a seaman, American consul to the Barbary States, and civil servant. He served as a sailor during the American Revolution, was captured first by the British, then by Algerian pirates in 1785 and was sold into... more
Yates, Abraham, 1724-1796
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3405
2.99 linear feet (8 boxes, 1 volume, 1 oversized folder)
Abraham Yates, Jr. (1724-1796) was an American lawyer, politician, and pamphleteer. He held numerous elected offices and political appointments throughout his life including sheriff of Albany city and county from 1754 to 1759, chairman of the... more
Madison, James, 1751-1836
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 23110
.84 linear feet (4 volumes)
Letterpress copy (rebound in 4 volumes) of a transcript of James Madison’s Notes on Debates in the Federal Convention of 1787, made in 1791 with Madison’s approval by John Wayles Eppes of Virginia (1773-1823). Eppes was sent to Philadelphia in... more
Deane, Silas, 1737-1789
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 4310
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Silas Deane (1737-1789) was an American lawyer and merchant, member of the Continental Congress from Connecticut, 1774-1776, and Congressional agent and diplomat in France, 1776-1778. Recalled in 1778 under controversial circumstances, Deane... more
Van Zandt, Wynant, 1767-1831
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3146
.6 linear feet (2 boxes)
Wynant Van Zandt (1767-1831) was a New York City merchant and alderman. He founded the Zion Episcopal Church in Little Neck (now Douglaston), New York. Collection consists of correspondence, accounts, legal records, alderman papers, and family... 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
United States.
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2291
.3 linear feet (2 volumes)
Manuscript petition (7 p.) signed by forty-six members of the Second Continental Congress on July 8, 1775, asking King George III to use his authority and influence to address grievances and restore harmony in the government's relations with the... more
Boston Committee of Correspondence
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 343
2.4 linear feet (8 boxes, 1 oversized folder)
The Boston Committee of Correspondence was formed at the Boston Town Meeting of November 2, 1772 in response to the British government’s decision to pay the governor and Superior Court judges of Massachusetts with Crown stipends, thereby making... more
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