Found 14 collections related to New York (N.Y.) -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775

Rees, Andries
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2544
.14 linear feet (1 volume)
This collection contains records of land ownership and transfers of Andies Rees in New York City (1664-1680). They include a ground brief signed by Peter Stuyvesant, a land transfer confirmation from Richard Nicolls, and a conveyance in relation... more
Nicolls, Richard, 1624-1672
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2250
.1 linear feet
This document from Colonial Governor Richard Nicolls, signed by his secretary Matthias Nicolls, grants a parcel of New York City land to Hendrick Williems (August 3, 1667)
Billopp, Christopher
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 7356
0.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Payment contract.
Van Rensselaer, Schuyler, Mrs., 1851-1934
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3137
.25 linear feet (1 box)
This collection is comprised of unpublished typescripts of Mariana Griswold van Rensselaer's "History of the City of New York." These include drafts of chapters 1-3, and 24-28, and outlines for projected chapters 32-45
Lovelace, Francis, 1618?-1675?
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1024
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
An "exemplification of sale" by Indians of certain described land in Middewout or Vlackebosch (now Flatbush, New York), as executed by Eskennoppas, Sachem of Rockaway, and his brothers Kinnarimas and Ahawerham, in the presence of Governor Lovelace... more
New York (Colony). Court of Vice Admiralty
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2230
.1 linear feet (1 volume)
The colonial Courts of Vice Admiralty were branches of the High Court of Admiralty in London, upholding British maritime law by power of royal prerogative. Vice-Admiralty courts, acting without juries, dealt with such cases as claims for salvage... more
Gaine, Hugh, 1726 or 1727-1807
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1102
.2 linear feet (1 volume)
Hugh Gaine (1726 or 1727-1807) was a prominent American printer, bookseller and newspaper publisher who maintained a flourishing shop in New York City from 1752 to 1804. From 1752 to 1783 he printed and published the New-York... more
Winthrop, Francis Bayard, 1754-1817
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 6360
.63 linear feet (2 boxes)
Deeds, leases, conveyances, etc. for property in New York City and the Cheesecock Patent, Orange County, New York. Most documents refer to lands acquired by Nathaniel and Thomas Marston. Includes a lot map by Charles Clinton, Jr. showing the... more
Riker, James, 1822-1889
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2581
The James Riker Papers document the literary activity and family background of the New York historian and genealogist. The collection consists of original documents from colonial-era New York in Dutch and English, extracts and transcripts from New... more
Smith, William, 1728-1793
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 15660
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
William Smith Jr. (1728-1793), an American Loyalist of New York and Quebec, was a prominent jurist, statesman, journalist and historian. The collection comprises Smith's autograph letter signed to Sir William Johnson concerning land holdings of... more
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2156
7.82 linear feet (16 boxes, 7 oversize folders)
Collection consists of documents pertaining to many aspects of New York City's history, including letters, certificates, reports, court records, land documents, maps, estates, deeds, official government records, autographs, news clippings, and... more
Coventry, William, 1715-1774
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 24493
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
William Coventry (1715-1774) was a prominent merchant of New York City and the island of St. Christopher (St. Kitts) in the West Indies. He married Elizabeth Hart in 1739. The collection contains letters written to him at New York and St. Kitts,... more
Smith, William, 1728-1793
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2796
4.18 linear feet (6 boxes, 10 volumes)
William Smith Jr. (1728-1793), an American Loyalist of New York and Quebec, was a prominent jurist, statesman, journalist and historian. The William Smith Jr. papers comprise the papers of William Smith Jr., 1683-1793; those of his son William... more
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