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Atienza, Lope de, 1537-1596? -- Compendio historial del estado de los indios del Perú
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 144
.04 linear feet (1 volume)
A historical compendium of the state of Indians in Peru, including documentation of their rites, customs, and inclinations, as well as warnings for those who live among them. Composed by Spanish Jesuit missionary Lope de Atienza, with the... more
Bigelow, John, 1854-1936
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 300
.15 linear feet (1 v.)
Collection consists of photoreproductions of documents about Columbus made by Bigelow during the 1920s from originals at the Biblioteca Nacional in Madrid and the Archivo General de Indias in Seville. Materials include copy of journal abstract,... more
Castañeda de Nájera, Pedro de, active 16th century
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2570, no. 63
1 volume
A transcription of an account of the expeditions of Francisco Vásquez de Coronado to conquer the "Seven Cities of Cibola," the volume chronicles the journey of Coronado and his army through what is now Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, and... more
Columbus, Christopher
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 601
.01 linear feet (1 folder)
Collection consists of photoreproductions and facsimiles of Columbus documents and 20th century clippings and printed matter concerning Columbus. Facsimiles include letters written by Columbus and documents by or about Columbus and... more
Commendone, Giovanni Francesco, 1524-1584
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 603
1 box
Cardinal and papal nuncio. Register of letters to Cardinal Borromeo reporting on his activities in Poland.
Emmet, Thomas Addis, 1828-1919
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 927
30.83 linear feet; 108 boxes, 21 volumes
The portion of the Emmet Collection housed in the Manuscripts and Archives Division consists of approximately 10,800 historical manuscripts relating chiefly to the period prior to, during, and following the American Revolution. The collection... more
Friesland (Netherlands)
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1085
21 linear feet (109 v.)
Friesland is a province of the Netherlands on the North Sea. The province was part of the Spanish Empire until the late 16th century when it became one of the United Provinces of Holland. The provinces joined with the Belgian provinces in 1815 to... more
Grauer, Ben
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1202
6.2 linear feet (7 boxes)
Benjamin Franklin (Ben) Grauer (1907-1977) was an American radio and television announcer, reporter and news commentator. In the mid 1960s he assembled a collection of mainly French historical manuscripts. Collection contains approximately 10,000... more
Great Britain. Royal Navy
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1225
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
On vellum, believed to date to the 17th century
Hakluyt, Richard, 1552?-1616
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1282
.19 linear feet (2 volumes)
This is the only extended original prose work in English of Richard Hakluyt, the younger (1522-1616) and is an elaborate prospectus for English colonization of North America written in the sixteenth century. It was a confidential and important... more
Hardwicke, Philip Yorke, Earl of, 1690-1764
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1313
26.5 linear feet (140 v., 1 box)
Philip Yorke, 1st Earl of Hardwicke (1690-1764) was a judge who served for many years as Lord Chancellor of England. Collection consists of British correspondence and official documents (handwritten transcripts in part), dealing mainly with... more
Harkness, Edward Stephen, 1874-1940
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1318
3.3 linear feet (29 v.)
Edward Stephen Harkness (1874-1940) was a trustee of the New York Public Library. His wife and co-collector, Mary Stillman Harkness, died in 1950. Collection consists of holograph manuscripts, autograph letters, documents, and signatures... more
Kohns, Lee, 1864-1927
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 645
6 linear feet (19 boxes, 3 v.)
Collection consists of letters and documents, ca. 15th-19th centuries, collected by Lee Kohns. American and European historical, literary, artistic, and scientific figures are represented.
Montague, Gilbert Holland, 1880-1961
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2037
10 linear feet (18 boxes, 20 volumes)
Gilbert Holland Montague (1880-1961) was an American lawyer and autograph collector. Collection consists of letters and documents with the autographs of American, British and other European figures including statesmen, politicians, artists,... more
Myers, Theodorus Bailey, 1821-1888
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2091
10.4 linear feet (35 boxes, 10 volumes, 1 oversized folder)
Theodorus Bailey Myers (1821-1888) was an American lawyer, businessman, and historical manuscripts collector. His collection consists chiefly of letters and documents signed by individuals prominent in American history during the colonial period,... more
Phillips family
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2410
2 linear feet (2 boxes)
Phillips family members resided in Shropshire, England. Collection contains documents relating to the Phillips family estate, Tyn-y-Rhos Hall, in Weston Rhyn, Oswestry, Shropshire.
Rich, O. (Obadiah), 1777-1850
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2570
24 linear feet (20 boxes); 113 microfilm reels
Collection consists of letters, documents and transcripts relating to the discovery, conquest and colonization of Brazil, Ecuador, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Venezuela, the Moluccas, and the Philippines; and to the Casa de Contratación and the... more
Venice (Italy). Ambasciata (Great Britain)
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3153
.42 linear feet (2 boxes)
Papers of the Venetian ambassadors to Great Britain, 1520-1720, comprising copies of letters to their home government on the affairs of Great Britain and Ireland and matters concerning the Catholic Church, and copies of treaties and other state... more
Vollmer, Ruth, 1900-1982
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3188
Chiefly an autograph collection of manuscript letters, documents, musical scores, photographs, and other papers of European, British, and American composers, musicians, authors, novelists, poets, playwrights, historians, philosophers, painters,... more
Whitney, Helen Hay, 1875-1944
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3318
1.5 linear feet (17 v.)
Collection consists of seventeen English and American manuscripts dating from the early 15th century to the late 19th century. In addition to cooking recipes, most of the manuscripts also contain medicinal recipes and remedies, as well as mixtures... more
Wilmerding, Lucius Kellogg, 1848-1922
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 23274
1.5 linear feet (4 boxes)
The Wilmerding family papers date from 1568 to 1951 (bulk dates: 1860-1900) and consist of correspondence, ephemera, invitations, business records, clippings, genealogical research, poetry, wills, and auction catalogs related to the Wilmerding... more
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1531
.08 linear feet (1 volume)
These records of a notary public in Florence, Italy date from 1575 through 1665 and also include documents relating to the disposition of private property in those years. On vellum, written in Italian and Latin
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2584
.27 linear feet (1 box)
Manuscript on parchment; text is in Italian, with some Hebrew. Believed to date to the seventeenth century
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 7155
0.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Letters and documents from a number of Bedford earls and dukes (1578, 1642, 1821, 1828, 1836,1886, 1896, 1968).
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 536
1 linear foot (7 items)
Collection consists of manuscript, scrolls written in Manchu and Chinese, and ink sticks. Manuscript is 16th-century transcription of encyclopedia of Chinese literature written by Emperor Yung Lo in 1408. Scrolls, 1651-1828, are imperial... more
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 117
.15 linear feet (1 volume)
Manuscript, bound in vellum, in Spanish
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 125
.3 linear feet (2 v.)
Collection consists of two manuscripts written in Armenian. One volume, ca. 1639, contains philosophical treatises on David the Philosopher and Aristotle, and commentary on the New Testament. Also, ca. 14th-century manuscript on vellum of service... more
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 542
.25 linear feet (1 volume)
This manuscript volume was written in various hands. From 1348 through 1573 entries are in German text hand; entries made from 1573 through 1625 are in different hands
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1952
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
One volume originating from 17th century England, containing household recipes for wine, cake, and other edibles, as well as medicinal treatments for the cure of human and animal ailments
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 6129
.25 linear feet (1 box)
Collection of manuscripts (469 numbered leaves and 10 unnumbered leaves) documenting the origins of printing in South America. Documents are primarily legal records concerning the work of printers Antonio Ricardo of Lima, Peru, and his... more
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