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Blacque, Valentine Alexander
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 311
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Valentine Alexander Blacque was a businessman and author. Collection consists of letters from illustrators, literary friends and others, relating to Blacque's books. Correspondents include Edwin A. Abbey, Austin Dobson, Kate Greenaway, William... more
Milne, Samuel Milne
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2010
.42 linear feet (1 box)
Details of uniforms and equipment of the British army, 1742-1881, collected by Samuel M. Milne of Leeds, England ca. 1913. Includes specimens of cloth, braid, and other material, mounted, with descriptive notes in manuscript, colored sketches,... more
Morse, Samuel Finley Breese, 1791-1872
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 4557
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
A small collection of letters and documents of American artist and inventor Samuel F. B. Morse. Material consists of ten letters from Morse to George Wood, Theodore Dwight, Thomas Gallaudet, Pliny Earle, the New York Tribune, and others; an... more
Fraternity (Literary Club)
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1071
.86 linear feet (2 boxes, 2 volumes)
Volumes of the manuscript periodical issued and privately circulated by The Fraternity, a social literary club, between 1877 and 1878. Issues contain poems, short stories, essays, and letters, as well as pen and ink, pencil, and painted... more
Beutler, John Baptist, 1824-1874
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 19038
.21 linear feet (1 box)
John Baptist Beutler (1824-1874) was a singer, music teacher, and caricaturist. Born in Freiburg, Germany, he resided in New York from about 1851 to 1861. Drawings and caricatures in the collection mainly represent musicians and composers, but... more
Astor family
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 141
2.5 linear feet (4 boxes, 5 v.)
John Jacob Astor (1763-1848) was an American merchant, fur trader and capitalist. John Jacob Astor, III (1822-1890), financier and philanthropist, was his grandson; and William Waldorf Astor (1848-1929), who became Viscount Astor after moving to... more
Allen, R. J. (Richard J.)
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 6193
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Richard J. Allen, Jr. kept this journal of a voyage on board the clipper ship M.P. Grace from New York to San Francisco, from June 22-October 26, 1881 (journal entries for September 21-October 25 are missing). The volume also includes an abstract... more
Chesterton, G.K. (Gilbert Keith), 1874-1936
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 528
Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936) was an English poet, journalist, author, and critic. His literary criticism included works about Robert Browning, Charles Dickens, and George Bernard Shaw. He also wrote social criticism, plays, poetry, and... more
Hawks, Francis T.
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1359
.4 linear feet (1 v.)
Francis T. Hawks was an assistant engineer of Central Park in New York City. Collection consists of correspondence, memoranda and notes received by Hawks from Central Park officials. Sketches, diagrams and measurements are found on some items and... more
Prince, Hempstead, approximately 1857-
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2494
1 box
American artist. Letters received New York City and New London, Conn., 1873-1898, relating to his wood engravings and designs, etc.; with woodcuts and miscellaneous pencil sketches. Also, letters received by Prince while traveling with theatrical... more
Thompson, John
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2979
0 linear feet (1 box)
Papers consist of a diary and correspondence belonging to American seaman John Thompson. Diary was kept from Sept. 1879-1880 on board the U.S.S. Alaska on a trip from Panama to Peru, where the ship docked at Arica, Coquimbo, Callao, Ancud,... more
Lay, Julia Anna Hartness, 1818-1879
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1702
.25 linear feet (3 v.)
Julia Anna Hartness (1819-1879) of Albany, N.Y. married George C. Lay (1815-1881) of Lyme, Conn., a businessman, in 1841; five of their children survived to adulthood. The Lay family resided in New York City. Diaries kept by Julia Anna Hartness... more
Thackeray, William Makepeace, 1811-1863
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 22909
.2 linear feet (1 volume)
Notebook of British author William Makepeace Thackeray (1811-1863), containing notes and drawings for his historical novel The History of Henry Esmond, Esq., and for lectures, with drawings of Lord North, Charles James Fox, the Duke of Cumberland,... more
Sabine family
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2659
13 linear feet (23 boxes, 18 v.)
Joseph Sabin (1821-1881), Joseph F. Sabin (1846-1926) and J. Percy Sabin (1872-1934) were the principal proprietors of the family firm of book, autograph and print dealers doing business in the U.S. and England from 1842 to 1934. Joseph Sabin... more
Mendelssohn, Eleonora von
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1963
Eleonora von Mendelssohn was a German stage actress who emigrated to America at the time of Hitler's rise to power. She was actively involved in aiding other emigres and had much contact with the German acting community in Hollywood and New York.... more
Knight, Charles Robert, 1874-1953
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1658
3.6 linear feet (9 boxes)
Charles Robert Knight (1874-1953) was an artist, writer and paleontologist. He did paintings and models of prehistoric animals for the U.S. government and museums in New York City and elsewhere. He also painted a series of murals for the American... more
Kennan, George, 1845-1924
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1630
3 linear feet (7 boxes)
George Kennan (1845-1924), American journalist, lecturer, and author, is best-known for his writings on Russia. He traveled extensively in Siberia from 1865-1867 with a Western Union telegraph surveying party, and again in 1885-1886 to research... more
Black, Alexander, 1859-1940
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 309
1.5 linear feet (4 boxes)
Alexander Black (1859-1940) was an author, editor and originator of the "picture play" the dramatic forerunner of the motion picture. Collection consists of correspondence, PEN Club materials, writings, photographs, sketches, and miscellaneous... more
Tracy, Albert, 1818-1893
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3020
.5 linear feet (2 boxes); 1 microfilm reel
Papers contain letters received by Tracy, 1843-1888; an 1876 transcript of his diaries, 1858-1862; sketches; military papers including commissions, an annotated promotions and brevet book, 1847-1848, and copies of his annual reports as Adjutant... 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
Parsons, William Barclay, 1859-1932
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 18137
1 linear foot (2 boxes, 1 oversize portfolio)
Writings, drawings and publications on or by Robert Fulton collected by civil engineer William Barclay Parsons for his book Robert Fulton and the Submarine, published in 1922.
Grant, Ethel Watts Mumford, 1878-1940
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2080
Collection contains Mumford's writings, legal papers, correspondence, art work, and printed matter. Writings consist primarily of manuscripts of her plays with some short stories, poems, musical lyrics, and clippings of a literary column she wrote... more
Draper, Henry, 1837-1882
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 838
1.5 linear feet (8 boxes, 2 folders)
Henry Draper (1837-1882), an American astronomer, was a pioneer in astronomical photography. Collection consists of Draper's correspondence, 1869-1882, with astronomers and others relating to astronomy, astronomical photography, spectroscopy,... more
Edw. F. Caldwell & Co.
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 902
46 linear feet (52 boxes, 47 v.)
Edward F. Caldwell & Co. of New York City, founded in 1894, designed and manufactured lighting fixtures and ornamental bronze and ironworks. In 1957 the company re-emerged after tax liquidation as the E.T. Caldwell Lighting Company. The president... more
Leland, Claude Granger, 1873-1950
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1728
2.25 linear feet (2 boxes, 3 v.)
Claude G. Leland (1874?-1950) was the Superintendent of Libraries for the Board of Education of New York City from 1903 to 1943. He served in the U.S. Army from 1898 to 1903 and again from 1914 to 1919. Collection consists of correspondence,... more
Kennedy, Edward G. (Edward Guthrie), 1849-1932
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1631
1 linear foot (4 v.)
Edward Guthrie Kennedy (1849-1932) was an American art dealer, collector and connoisseur of books and prints. He began his career as an art dealer in Boston in the late 1860s. A decade later he joined the New York firm of Wunderlich & Company; in... more
Robbins, John Jacob, 1895-1950
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2585
Collection consists of correspondence, writings of Robbins and others, personal and legal papers, photographs, sketches, and printed matter. Correspondence, 1911-1953, concerns literary, theatrical and translating work as well as personal matters.... more
Bonner, Robert, 1824-1899
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 335
7.8 linear feet (19 boxes)
Robert Bonner (1824-1899) was a newspaper publisher and trotting horse breeder. He owned and published the New York Ledger. Collection consists of general correspondence, trotting horse papers, financial documents, writings, photographs, and... more
Raschella, Vincent, 1863-
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2528
.07 linear feet (2 boxes)
Vincent Raschella (1863- ), artist and aeronautic inventor of gliders and dirigibles was born in Italy. After he was unsuccessful in persuading the Minister of War in Italy to adapt one of his designs for wartime use, Raschella emigrated to the... more
Maloney, Margaret Sarah McKim
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1853
2 linear feet (4 boxes, 2 volumes)
The collection consists of correspondence and other papers of prominent members of the interrelated McKim and Garrison families collected by Margaret McKim Maloney and others. Included are papers of architect Charles Follen McKim, abolitionists... more
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