Scope and arrangement
The Delafield Family genealogical research papers contain notes and correspondence maintained by John Ross Delafield in the course of researching his book on the Delafield family, as well genealogical research furnished by both relatives and professional genealogical research firms. The John Ross Delafield research files contain both subject files on the Delafields and allied families, as well as correspondence concerning the completion of his family history. Genealogical research performed by others contains both the work of other amateur genealogists and reports by professional research firms with agents in London.
The Delafield family genealogical research papers are arranged in two series:
This series consists of subject files related to the Delafield and allied families (including Blackwell, Hallett, Livingston, and Schuyler) created by John Ross Delafield in the course of his research as well as correspondence relating to his book, Delafield: A Family History.The subject and allied families files primarily contain correspondence but also include genealogical charts, maps, clippings, typescript copies of original documents, and loose notes. The book correspondence reflects last minute corrections leading up to publication as well as reactions and corrections after completion.
- 1845, 1891, 1901-1960
This series contains reports, correspondence and notes compiled by researchers from professional firms such as Lea and Hutchinson and Bernau and Bernau, and from individuals that Delafield paid to conduct research in other parts of the country and overseas, especially Great Britain. This series also contains research completed by other members of the Delafield family, including several family histories.