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Found 9 collections related to New York (N.Y.) -- Social life and customs

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Belles Lettres Club (New York, N.Y.)
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 255
.4 linear feet (3 v.)
The Belles Lettres Club was a debating society in New York City. Collection consists of minutes of debates, texts of arguments, addresses of members on their election to the presidency of the club, reports of the committee on criticism regarding... more
D'Auliffe family
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 717
.15 linear feet (1 v.)
Collection consists of letters written by members of the D'Auliffe family from their home "Chevilly" in Bloomingdale, New York City, mostly to their daughters at Adderley's Boarding School, concerning religion, study, manners and conduct, health,... more
Remsen, Henry, 1762-1843
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2556
.4 linear feet (1 box)
Henry Remsen, Jr. (1762-1843) was a financier and bank executive in New York City. He also served as private secretary to Thomas Jefferson during Jefferson's presidency. Collection contains correspondence and legal papers of Henry Remsen, Jr. and... more
Wilmerding, Lucius Kellogg, 1848-1922
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 23274
1.5 linear feet (4 boxes)
The Wilmerding family papers date from 1568 to 1951 (bulk dates: 1860-1900) and consist of correspondence, ephemera, invitations, business records, clippings, genealogical research, poetry, wills, and auction catalogs related to the Wilmerding... 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
Toussaint, Pierre, 1766-1853
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3011
2 linear feet (5 boxes); 3 microfilm reels
Pierre Toussaint (1766-1853?) was born a slave in Haiti (then Saint Domingue) and came to New York City in 1787 with the family of Pierre Berard. After becoming a successful hairdresser, Toussaint supported the Berard family and bought the freedom... more
Wainwright family
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3196
2.5 linear feet (5 boxes)
The papers contain the correspondence of Jonathan Mayhew Wainwright (1792-1854), bishop of the Protestant Episcopal Church, and letters of two generations of the Wainwright family of Boston and New York City. Family members represented include... 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
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