Found 5 collections related to Libraries -- History -- 19th century

Tilden Trust
New York Public Library Archives | MssArc RG3 4857
1.36 linear feet (3 boxes)
NYPL Archives Record Group 3, Tilden Trust Records, consists of architectural drawings, correspondence, inventories, legal documents, memoranda, news clippings, notes, property maps, publications, and statistical tables that document the legal... more
Vattemare, Alexandre, 1796-1864
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3149
4.24 linear feet (14 boxes; 12 microfilm reels)
Collection consists of correspondence, book lists, reports, newsclippings, and other papers pertaining mainly to Vattemare's interest in international library exchange and the formation of public libraries. Correspondence, 1817-1889, is with... more
New York Public Library. Central Administration. Director's Office
New York Public Library Archives | MssArc 4937
Records of the first Director of The New York Public Library. John Shaw Billings (1838-1913) served as Director of NYPL from its founding in 1895 until 1913. He helped create NYPL by combining the Astor and Lenox Libraries into a public research... more
Astor Library
New York Public Library Archives | MssArc RG1 5975
NYPL Archives Record Group 1 consists of the records of the Astor Library, a non-circulating reference library established in 1849 by the terms of the will of John Jacob Astor. In 1895 the Astor Library was consolidated with the Lenox Library and... more
Lenox Library
New York Public Library Archives | MssArc RG2 4856
NYPL Archives Record Group 2 consists of the records of the Lenox Library, a non-circulating research library founded by James Lenox (1800-1880) in New York City in 1870. In 1895 the Lenox Library was consolidated with the Astor Library and the... more