Found 24 collections related to New York (State) -- Politics and government -- 1775-1865

Van Cortlandt, Pierre, 1762-1848
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3127
.4 linear feet (1 box)
Pierre Van Cortlandt, Jr. (1762-1848) was a soldier and politician from Westchester County, New York. He was a U.S. Congressman from 1811-1812 and a brigadier general in the Westchester militia during the War of 1812. His first wife, Catharine... more
Whig Party (N.Y.)
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 4430
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Four letters addressed to Jacob Haight, president of the New York Whig Party, at the state convention in Utica. Letters are from party members, including Henry A. Livingston accepting their nominations as presidential electors for William Henry... more
Morton, Jacob, 1761-1836
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 17955
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Seven letters of Major-General Jacob Morton written between 1790 and 1835 to various parties regarding legal, civic, and military matters. Several letters pertain to his duties as New York City Comptroller, and as clerk for the New York City... more
Clinton, DeWitt, 1769-1828
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 572
1 linear foot, (1 box)
United States senator, 1802-1803; Mayor of New York City, 1803-1815 (except for 1807-1808 and 1810-1811); Governor of New York State, 1817-1821 and 1825-1828. Papers consist chiefly of letters, 1790-1835, but also include military commissions... more
Clinton, George, 1739-1812
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 573
1 linear foot (1 box and 1 v.)
George Clinton (1739-1812) was a soldier in the American Revolution; the first governor of New York State, 1777-1795 and 1801-1804; and Vice-President of the U.S. under Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, 1805-1812. Collection consists of... more
Hasbrouck, Joseph O
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1345
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Joseph O. Hasbrouck was a postmaster and merchant of Tuthill in Ulster County, New York. Collection consists of papers relating to political, legal, financial, and personal matters. Includes a letter, 1847, from an American soldier on board a... more
New York (State). Comptroller's Office
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2203
.1 linear feet (1 volume)
The New York State Office of the Comptroller was established in 1797. The Comptroller is the State’s chief fiscal officer. The collection consists of a memorandum book (1 volume) dating from 1799 to 1826, kept by Comptrollers Archibald McIntyre... more
Van Ness, William Peter, 1778-1826
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 4659
.2 linear feet (2 folders)
William Peter Van Ness (1778-1826) of Kinderhook, Columbia County, New York and New York City was a lawyer, U.S. District Court judge, author, and Columbia College graduate. He was active in Democratic-Republican politics and served as Aaron... more
Tompkins, Daniel D., 1774-1825
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 4650
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Official letters and documents signed Daniel D. Tompkins (1774-1825), governor of New York (1807–1817) and vice president of the United States (1817–1825), dating mostly from the period of his governorship. These consist of civil and state militia... more
Stilwell, Silas M. (Silas Moore), 1800-1881
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 4633
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Letters of New York lawyer and politician Silas M. Stilwell, written between 1842 and 1861, concerning financial, legal, and political matters. Many are addressed to Gordon L. Ford.
Van Gaasbeek, Peter, 1754-1797 -- recipient
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 4658
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Eight letters, 1775-1797, to merchant Peter Van Gaasbeek at Kingston, New York and New York City, from Jacob Marius Groen, Jr. at Kingston; Abraham G. Lansing at Albany; Ebenezer Foote and Solomon Sleght at Newburgh; Nicholas Low at New York; Noah... 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
Tillotson, Thomas
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 4648
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Ten letters to Thomas Tillotson (d.1832), physician and politician, who twice served as New York State Secretary of State between 1801-1808. Nine are from kinsmen Robert R. Livingston, Edward Livingston, Brockholst Livingston, and John Armstrong,... more
Duane, James, 1733-1797
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 847
1 linear foot (3 boxes, 2 v.)
James Duane (1733-1797) was a judge, mayor of New York City, and member of the Continental Congress. Collection contains titles to property in Albany, Franklin, Montgomery, Richmond, Schenectady, Schoharie, and Washington Counties, N.Y., New York... more
Childs, Perry G., 1779-1835
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 534
.6 linear feet (2 boxes)
Perry G. Childs (1779-1835) was a New York state senator and a member of the Council of Appointment of the State of New York representing the Western District from 1819 to 1822. He practiced law in Cazenovia, N.Y. Collection consists of letters... more
Greeley, Horace, 1811-1872
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1231
2.5 linear feet (9 boxes)
Horace Greeley (1811-1872) was an American journalist and political leader. Collection consists of correspondence, miscellaneous writings, 1857-1859 farm book, accounts, clippings, personal papers, scrapbook, and other papers. Includes letters... more
Raymond, Henry J. (Henry Jarvis), 1820-1869
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2532
.73 linear feet (2 boxes)
Henry J. Raymond was a New York politician and the first editor of the New York Times. He founded the New-York Daily Times in 1851 with George Jones and Edward B. Wesley. The collection consists of correspondence, legal documents, articles, and... more
Ruggles, Charles Herman, 1789-1865
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2641
.4 linear feet (1 box)
Charles Herman Ruggles (1789-1865), judge and congressman, was elected a representative from Poughkeepsie, New York, to the U.S. Congress, 1821-1823. He was a circuit judge and vice-chancellor of the Second Judicial District of New York,... more
Flagg, Azariah C. (Azariah Cutting), 1790-1873
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1023
2.1 linear feet (5 boxes)
Azariah Cutting Flagg (1790-1873) was a newspaper editor and politician in New York. The collection consists of letters received, 1821-1848, from Silas Wright, Jr., Michael Hoffman, John A. Dix, R.H. Walworth, W.L. Marcy, Albert Gallatin, Preston... more
Ruggles, Samuel B. (Samuel Bulkley), 1800-1881
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2643
.94 linear feet (2 boxes)
The Samuel B. Ruggles Papers document the business and civic activities of the New York lawyer, real estate developer and public servant. The collection spans from 1801-1881 and consists of correspondence, financial records, land records,... more
Jones, George, 1811-1891
Manuscripts and Archives Division
.63 linear feet (2 boxes)
George Jones was the first publisher of the New York Times. He founded the New-York Daily Times in 1851 with Henry J. Raymond and Edward B. Wesley. The collection consists of correspondence, financial records, and legal documents regarding mainly... more
Remsen, John H., 1769 or 1770-1798
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 24139
1.69 linear feet (11 volumes)
John H. Remsen (1769 or 1770-1798) was a New York City lawyer during the late eighteenth century and, at the time, one of the seventeen notary publics in New York City. Remsen also served as Governor John Jay's private secretary beginning in 1795.... more
New York (State). Supreme Court.
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 24157
.17 linear feet (1 volume)
The New York State Supreme Court, established in 1691 during the colonial period as the Supreme Court of Judicature, is a trial court with a branch in each of New York's counties. The inscription at the front of this volume, "Albany, April,"... more
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1109
211 linear feet (368 boxes, 153 volumes, 12 oversized folders)
The collection consists chiefly of papers of members of the Gansevoort, Lansing and Melville families and reflects the social, business, and political interests of the families, their friends and associates. Also included are some papers of... more
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