Found 9 collections related to New York (State) -- Social life and customs

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
Steele, William, 1762-1851
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol NYGB 18147
1 v, 29 cm; 1 v, 29 cm
William Steele (1762-1851) and his wife Mary Dayton Steele (1769-1834) resided with their family in New Jersey and later moved to upstate New York. William Steele was born in New York City and served in the Revolutionary War. In 1791 he married... more
Woodcock, Thomas Swann, 1805-1863
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3380
.15 linear feet (1 v.)
Thomas Swann Woodcock (1805-1863) was an English-born steel engraver who was director of the Brooklyn Apprentices Library (now incorporated in the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences) in New York. Journal narrates Woodcock's travels in 1836... more
Fowler, Benjamin Beech
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1053
.4 linear feet (1 box)
Collection consists of letters to Fowler from relatives and friends in Connecticut, New York and various sections of New England.
Genet family
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1136
.8 linear feet (3 boxes)
Edmond Charles Genet (1763-1834), known as "Citizen Genet," was the first Minister of the French Republic to the United States. He later became a United States citizen and settled in New York State. Collection consists of land papers,... more
Watkins, Abiathar, 1818-
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3236
1.3 linear feet (5 boxes)
Abiathar Watkins (1818- ) owned and managed a stagecoach line in upper New York State. Collection consists of papers of Abiathar Watkins and his wife Emily L. Watkins. Includes family correspondence and letters from friends, Emily Watkins's... more
Yaddo (Artist's colony).
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 4795
219.6 linear feet (579 boxes, 50 volumes, 1 oversized folder, 4 tubes, 1 folder); 2 cassettes
Yaddo is an artists' community located in Saratoga Springs, New York. The Yaddo Records date from 1835-1997 and contain the administrative records of The Corporation of Yaddo, as well as the institutional records of Yaddo from 1926, the year Yaddo... 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
Schuyler family
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2699
4.2 linear feet (10 boxes)
The Schuylers were descendants of General Philip Schuyler (1733-1804), a Revolutionary soldier, statesman, and powerful land owner in New York State. Collection consists of correspondence and a few miscellaneous papers of various members of the... more
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