Found 10 collections related to New York (State) -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775

Gage, Thomas, 1721-1787
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 4392
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Five letters written by British General and colonial Governor Thomas Gage. A 1766 letter to John Bradstreet notes the arrival of the 46th Regiment at Albany; A 1767 letter to John Penn, Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania, discusses "the... more
Johnson, William, 1715-1774
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 4469
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
The collection consists of correspondence and other material by or relating to Sir William Johnson, who served as British Superintendent of Indian Affairs for the northern colonies. Correspondence includes a 1766 letter from General Eyre Massey, a... more
Shea, John Gilmary, 1824-1892
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 593
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
This volume contains writer, editor, and historian John Gilmary Shea's annotated transcription of Colden Cadwallader's book: History of the Five Indian Nations Depending on the Province in New-York in America (originally printed and sold by... more
Banks family
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 192
.6 linear feet (2 boxes)
Members of the Bancker family included Evert Bancker (1721-1803), his cousins Gerard Bancker (1740-1799) and Evert Bancker, Jr. (1734- ), and Charles Nicoll Bancker (1778-1869), son of Evert, Jr. The elder Evert Bancker was partner with Gerard... more
New York (Colony). Court of Vice Admiralty
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2230
.1 linear feet (1 volume)
The colonial Courts of Vice Admiralty were branches of the High Court of Admiralty in London, upholding British maritime law by power of royal prerogative. Vice-Admiralty courts, acting without juries, dealt with such cases as claims for salvage... 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
Great Britain. Army. Lincolnshire Regiment
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2449
.02 linear feet (1 volume)
Statement of account (4 pages) of the British Army's garrison at Fort Niagara with trader Edward Pollard from 1773 December 25 to 1774 July 8, for sundries furnished to Indians, and the services of an interpreter and a blacksmith. Lieutenant... more
Chalmers, George, 1742-1825
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 507
4.08 linear feet (2 boxes, 27 volumes, 2 oversized folders)
George Chalmers (1742-1825) was a British historian, civil servant, and author. Born in Scotland, he emigrated to Maryland in 1763. He was a lawyer in Baltimore until the American Revolutionary War broke out, when he left for England. Chalmers... 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
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2212
7.64 linear feet (14 boxes, 25 oversize folders, 1 folder)
Collection consists of documents pertaining to many aspects of New York State history, including military and court documents, land indentures and deeds, maps, family papers, letters, certificates, seals, official government resolutions,... more
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