- Call number
- MssCol 2952
- Physical description
- 6 linear feet (18 boxes, 9 v.)
- Preferred Citation
- Tayler-Cooper family papers, Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library
- Manuscripts and Archives Division
- Access to materials
- Advance notice required. Request access to this collection.
Members of the Tayler-Cooper family of New York include John Tayler, 1742-1829, a merchant in Albany; his son-in-law Charles Dekay Cooper, 1769-1831; and grandson John Tayler Cooper. Tayler had extensive land holdings in New York State, held various state offices and served as acting governor in 1817. John Tayler Cooper, a lawyer, was also a general in the New York State Cavalry and director of insurance and railroad corporations in northern New York. Collection consists of correspondence, accounts and business papers, New York State land papers, and various Tayler-Cooper account books. Correspondence is of John Tayler, 1770-1833; Charles D. Cooper, 1804-1832; and John T. Cooper, 1819-1880. Topics include business matters, land holdings in New York State, politics, and social and economic conditions. Bulk of the collection is accounts and business papers, 1744-1879. Also, land papers, 1800-ca. 1881, for Albany and elsewhere in New York State; and account books, 1789-1841.
Source of acquisitionPurchase, John E. Scopes & Co, 1914
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