Collection consists of copies of land surveys as well as maps, plans, memoranda, and correspondence. Negative photostat copies (from original manuscripts at the New York Historical Society) are of survey books containing records, 1780-1815, of land surveyed, mostly in New York City. Collection includes maps, plans, memoranda of surveys, and miscellaneous papers relating to real estate in New York City, New York State, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, etc.; also some letters to Gerard and Evert Bancker, 1770-1800.
Source of acquisitionPurchase, Lenox Library, 1899
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