- Call number
- MssCol 1455
- Physical description
- 2.5 linear feet (5 boxes, 5 v.); 1 microfilm reel
- Preferred Citation
- Hudson collection, Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library
- Manuscripts and Archives Division
- Access to materials
- Advance notice required. Request access to this collection.Restrictions apply
The Hudson collection consists of mid-17th through early 19th-century correspondence, accounts, legal documents, land papers, business records, and shipping papers of families living in the Essex County, Massachusetts, towns of Newburyport, Salisbury and Amesbury; also in Boston, New York City and Rumford (now Concord), New Hampshire. Papers document family matters; seafaring; land transactions; and trade between New England and New York, and the West Indies, Great Britain, Russia (Archangel), and other New World and European ports. Bulk of papers documents the intermarried Hudson and Rogers families who lived in Newburyport, with branches in New York and Boston, mid-18th through early-19th centuries. Also included are papers of members of the related Balch family of Newburyport, 1766-1837; the True family of Salisbury, 1659-1835; and the Rolfe family of Rumford, New Hampshire. Some additional personal, town, church, school, business, and ship papers are in the collection.
Source of acquisitionPurchase, 1915
Using the collection
LocationManuscripts and Archives Division
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street, New York, NY 10018-2788
Brooke Russell Astor Reading Room, Third Floor, Room 328
Access to materialsAdvance notice required. Request access to this collection.
Selected papers must be viewed on positive microfilm.
Alternative form available
William Hackett papers available on microfilm; New York Public Library
Henry True papers available on microfilm; New York Public Library