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Parsons, William Sterling, 1901-1953
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2347
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
The Reverend William Parsons kept this diary between 1737 and 1772, recording observations of the weather and the places he preached in Rockingham County, New Hampshire and the vicinity. He also refers to the texts used in his preaching. Diary is... more
Scudder family
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol NYGB 18041
3 v, 30 cm. or smaller; 3 v, 30 cm. or smaller
Papers consist of two volumes of collected original deeds, indentures, leases, wills, and miscellaneous correspondence of the Scudder family of Huntington, Suffolk County, Long Island, New York, and a family journal and scrapbook in one volume.... more
Dennett family
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 771
.5 linear feet (2 boxes)
Collection consists of correspondence, diary, deeds, and other papers of Alexander, John, Mark, Sylvester J., and William Dennett, of Kittery, Maine; of Benjamin, John and Joseph Kingsbury, of York County, Maine; and of the Remick family.... more
Bigelow, John, 1854-1936
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 300
.15 linear feet (1 v.)
Collection consists of photoreproductions of documents about Columbus made by Bigelow during the 1920s from originals at the Biblioteca Nacional in Madrid and the Archivo General de Indias in Seville. Materials include copy of journal abstract,... more
Compagnie des Indes orientales
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 619
.2 linear feet (1 box)
Collection consists of seven volumes relating to the administration of Sieur Jean Baptiste de Villers, governor of the French East India Company, 1701-1709, at the Ile de Bourbon (now Réunion), an island of the Mascarene Group in the Indian Ocean.... more
Bancroft, George, 1800-1891
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 195
60 linear feet (432 v. and 15 boxes)
George Bancroft (1800-1891) was an American historian, diplomat and public official who wrote the ten-volume History of the United States. Bancroft's positions included Collector of the Port of Boston, Secretary of the Navy under Polk, Minister to... more
Gordon, James, 1739 - 1810
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1178
.04 linear feet (1 volume)
Recollections and Letters of James Gordon, including his arrival in America, 1758; business ventures; trip to Sandusy, Pittsburgh, Niagra, Oswego, etc.; his trade with Robert Rogers' rangers to Montreal; his capture by Sir John Johnson's corps... more
Thompson, Samuel, 1738-1811
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2982
.4 linear feet (1 box)
Samuel Thompson (1738-1811) was a farmer and physician of Setauket, Long Island, New York. Collection consists of Thompson's diaries with transcripts and some family papers. Diaries, 1800-1808, chronicle events in the life of Thompson's family and... more
Dering, Henry Packer, d. 1822
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 775
.5 linear feet (1 box, 2 v.)
Henry Packer Dering (d. 1822) was a collector of customs, postmaster and military storekeeper in Sag Harbor, Long Island. He also traded at Aux Cayes, Haiti, as an agent of Nat Gardinier, during the 1780's. Collection consists of correspondence,... more
Ward, Samuel, 1814-1884
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3221
2.5 linear feet (8 boxes)
Samuel Ward (1814-1884) was an American lobbyist, financier, author, and adventurer. He was the son of the banker Samuel Ward (1786-1839) and the grandson of Samuel Ward (1756-1832) soldier and merchant. His sister was Julia Ward Howe, author of... more
Field, William B. Osgood
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 6090
112 linear feet (274 boxes, 1 volume, 1 map case folder)
William Bradhurst Osgood Field and his family were prominent members of New York City and Lenox, Massachusetts society during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Field was an avid book collector, gentleman farmer, and philanthropist who sat on... more
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1144
.84 linear feet (2 boxes, 2 volumes, 1 other item)
The Gerry-Townsend family of Massachusetts included statesman Elbridge Gerry (1744-1814). The collection consists of correspondence of Elbridge Gerry, 1773-1814, and his son-in-law David S. Townsend, 1812-1846); legal papers and accounts of Eliza... more
Hawley, Joseph, 1723-1788
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1360
.6 linear feet (2 boxes, 1 oversized folder)
Joseph Hawley (1723-1788) of Northampton, Massachusetts, a lawyer, legislator and militia officer, was one of the foremost political leaders of the American revolutionary movement in Massachusetts. The Joseph Hawley papers, dating 1653 to 1804,... more
Bedell family
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 233
.63 linear feet (1 box, 1 slipcase)
The Beadle family settled in the U.S. in Salem, Mass. in the 17th century. Members of the family moved on to Connecticut and New York State. Erastus Flavel Beadle (1821-1894) was a printer and publisher who formed a company in 1856 with Robert... more
Butler family
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssColl NYGB 18243
32.1 linear feet (77 boxes, 1 oversized folder)
The Butler, Huntington, Smith, Cooke, and Clinch families were united through intermarriage and included prominent lawyers, architects, doctors, judges, politicians, scientists, and land owners hailing from New York City, Long Island, Boston,... more
Ford, Emily Ellsworth (Fowler), 1826-1893
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1038
6.34 linear feet (16 boxes)
Emily Ellsworth (Fowler) Ford was an educated nineteenth-century women who wrote prolifically from adolescence until her death in 1893. Her work was published in a variety of contemporary literary journals, magazines, and newspapers. She was the... more
Ferguson family
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol NYGB 18092
13.86 linear feet (33 boxes)
The Fergusons were an English family that settled in New York City beginning around 1802. The patriarch, Samuel Ferguson, was a prosperous merchant who established familial and commercial relationships with other wealthy and socially prominent New... more
Capehart family
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol NYGB 18131
.8 linear feet (2 boxes)
The Richard Sutton genealogical research papers contain family papers dating from 1801 to 1886, and Sutton's research notes, copies of documents, and correspondence generated by his research on the Sutton and Steele families. The family documents... more
King, Rufus, 1838-1924
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol NYGB 18162
4.83 linear feet (12 boxes)
Rufus King (1838-1924) was a banker by profession as well as a respected genealogist. The son of Rufus Sylvester and Phoebe Odell King, his New England ancestors included the revolutionary war veteran and New York State Senator Rufus King, after... more
Mitchell, Cornelius von Erden, 1883-1966
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol NYGB 18127
17 linear feet (20 boxes)
This collection contains the papers of the ancestors of Cornelius von Erden Mitchell, members of the Mitchell, Davis, Spingler and Van Beuren families and their connections. The materials in this collection include correspondence, photographs,... more
Van Cortlandt family
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3130
3 linear feet (7 boxes); 3 microfilm reels
Members of the Van Cortlandt family were major Westchester County landowners and New York politicians from the 17th to the 19th century. The Van Wyck family was related to them by marriage. Collection consists of correspondence, accounts, legal... more
Hall, Hugh
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1291
.04 linear feet (1 volume and 1 microfilm reel)
Hugh Hall Jr. ( 1693-1773) was a wealthy merchant of Barbados. He graduated from Harvard College in 1713 and later went into business with his father in Barbados. The diary, 1714-1717, records Hall's weather observations in almanac form, a census... more
Smith, William, 1728-1793
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2796
4.18 linear feet (6 boxes, 10 volumes)
William Smith Jr. (1728-1793), an American Loyalist of New York and Quebec, was a prominent jurist, statesman, journalist and historian. The William Smith Jr. papers comprise the papers of William Smith Jr., 1683-1793; those of his son William... more
Schuyler, Philip John, 1733-1804
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2701
19.79 linear feet (55 boxes, 17 volumes, 15 oversized folders)
Philip John Schuyler (1733-1804), a Revolutionary War general and statesman, was a prominent member of the landed aristocracy of New York State. The collection consists of correspondence, accounts, military records, land records, and other papers... more
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1109
211 linear feet (368 boxes, 153 volumes, 12 oversized folders)
The collection consists chiefly of papers of members of the Gansevoort, Lansing and Melville families and reflects the social, business, and political interests of the families, their friends and associates. Also included are some papers of... more
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