- Thompson, Samuel, 1738-1811
- Call number
- MssCol 2982
- Physical description
- .4 linear feet (1 box)
- Preferred Citation
- Samuel Thompson 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.
Samuel Thompson (1738-1811) was a farmer and physician of Setauket, Long Island, New York. Collection consists of Thompson's diaries with transcripts and some family papers. Diaries, 1800-1808, chronicle events in the life of Thompson's family and neighbors in Brookhaven Township and Suffolk County. Family papers, 1710-1858, include wills, bills of sale for slaves and indentures for servants, land deeds, estate inventories, and letters. Family papers contain photograph of Thompson's house and lists of other family documents.
Source of acquisitionPurchase, Wormser, 1940
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.
Alternative form available
Transcript of diary, 1805-1808, available on microfilm; New York Public Library