Found 8 collections related to New York (State) -- Politics and government -- To 1775

Alexander, James, 1691-1756
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 15701
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Collection consists of five satirical songs and poems, some likely in the hand of James Alexander, relating to affairs in New York under the administration of Governor William Cosby, 1732-1736
De Lancey, James, 1703-1760
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 4312
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
James De Lancey (1703-1760) served as chief justice of the Supreme Court of New York, and as lieutenant governor, and acting colonial governor of the Province of New York. The papers include charges brought against De Lancey in his capacity as... 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
James II, King of England, 1633-1701
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 825
.06 linear feet (1 volume)
This item is an intermediary draft of instructions from James, Duke of York, to Thomas Dongan, Governor of New York, dated January 27, 1863 (1682 old style). The order is issued under ducal right obtained by royal decree from James' brother King... more
Tryon, William, 1729-1788
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 4656
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Legal documents concerning the administration of personal estates signed by William Tryon as Governor of New York or officials on his behalf, 1773-1779; also, a clipped signature and signed fragment of a proclamation, undated. Documents concern... more
Moore, George Henry, 1823-1892
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2050
1.8 linear feet (4 boxes, 1 v.)
George Henry Moore (1823-1892) was an American librarian, historian and bibliographer. He was librarian at the New York Historical Society from 1850 to 1876. He also was elected superintendent and trustee for the Lenox Library in 1872 and became... 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
Myers, Theodorus Bailey, 1821-1888
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2091
10.4 linear feet (35 boxes, 10 volumes, 1 oversized folder)
Theodorus Bailey Myers (1821-1888) was an American lawyer, businessman, and historical manuscripts collector. His collection consists chiefly of letters and documents signed by individuals prominent in American history during the colonial period,... more
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