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Filtering on: x1751 - 1800
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-VIM 2012-023
1 box (ca. 77 drawings and prints), some col, 52 x 35 cm or smaller; 1 box (ca. 77 drawings and prints), some col, 52 x 35 cm or smaller
Commedia dell'arte was a popular form of theater which began in Italy in the 16th century. It includes masked character types and stock scenarios. Performed outdoors on temporary stages, its performers utilized various props instead of elaborate... more
Irma and Paul Milstein Division of United States History, Local History and Genealogy | AZ 13-3608
4 boxes (70 posters and prints), some col, 83 x 62 cm or smaller; 4 boxes (70 posters and prints), some col, 83 x 62 cm or smaller
Black and white and some color photographs, posters and prints mostly of New York City buildings and streets, including Battery Swimming Baths (Battery Park Baths), photograph by E.J. Lecocq (ca. 1900), 2 photographs of renderings of the New York... more
Union Library of Oneida County (N.Y.)
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3074
.36 linear feet (3 volumes)
This collection documents the Union Library, founded in Oneida County, New York, in 1797. The first volume contains the library's Articles of Agreement signed by subscribers (December 12, 1797), incorporation documents (December 18, 1797), trustee... more
Arcularius and Merrell (Firm)
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 22285
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Philip Jacob Arcularius and Andrew Merrell ran a leather-tanning business in New York City. Arcularius, a German immigrant, also held various civic positions and was appointed superintendent of the Alms House in 1805. The volume contains two sets... more
Lambs (Theatrical club : New York, N.Y.)
Music Division | JPB 06-1
183 linear feet (257 boxes)
Established in New York City in 1874, the Lambs Club is the oldest professional theater club in the United States. The Lambs Club scores consists of the organization's library of published and manuscript music, representing a range of popular... more
New York (Colony). Council
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2166
.13 linear feet (1 volume)
This collection contains council minutes from the Indian Congress at Albany that took place in June and July of 1754. In addition to the minutes are copies of documents from 1684 to 1754 concerning previous treaties and propositions between New... more
Casti, Giovanni Battista, 1724-1803
Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle | Pforz MS
2 volumes, 26 cm; 2 volumes, 26 cm
A fair copy, in an unidentified hand, of Casti's verse satire à clef on the court of Catherine the Great, set in the Mongolian Empire under the rule of Genghis Khan. Volumes in contemporary boards with manuscript spine labels. Pages unnumbered,... more
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | *MGZP+++ Broadsides
9 linear feet (91 folders)
Over 420 broadsides primarily of dance performances, but also of theater and music presentations at theaters in cities all over the world: Bologna, Boston, Copenhagen, Hanover, London, Milan, Munich, New York City, Panama City, Paris, San... more
Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle | Pforz MS
53 items
The Shelleys of Castle Goring and of Michelgrove, in the county of Sussex, England. A collection of fifty-three manuscript legal documents relating both to close and more distant family members of Percy Bysshe Shelley, the English poet. Chiefly... more
Sadler, Robert, 1754-1839
Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle | Pforz MS
38 manuscript pages (9 double sheets 1 quadruple sheet), 21 cm; 38 manuscript pages (9 double sheets 1 quadruple sheet), 21 cm
Robert Sadler, draper and author (cf. Auto-biography of John Britton, p. 341-344). Manuscript copy in ink, an unknown contemporary hand, of Robert Sadler's anonymously published 1791 poem.
Ten Broeck, Abraham, 1734-1810
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3138
.13 linear feet (1 volume)
This estate inventory contains details on Stephen Van Rensselaer's patents, deeds, books, and papers, transferred to his son Stephen Van Rensselaer (1764-1839), present proprietor of Rensselaerswyck, on July 6, 1787. Estate executor Abraham Ten... more
Uranian Society of New York City
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3118
.08 linear feet (1 volume)
This volume contains the society's meeting minutes from March 15, 1794, to June 25, 1793. This literary society, made up of young men from prominent New York families, met weekly to debate current social and literary topics. Present are several... more
Penn, Richard, approximately 1736-1811
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 22996
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
Collection of three letters signed collectively or individually by Richard Penn (approximately 1736-1811) and Arthur Lee (1740-1792) while representing American interests in England. In July 1775, Richard Penn was entrusted by the Second... more
Varick, Richard, 1753-1831
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 4664
.2 linear feet (2 folders)
Collection consists of signed documents and miscellaneous correspondence, 1770-1831, of Richard Varick (1753-1831), an American attorney, Revolutionary War soldier, politician, and Mayor of the City of New York from 1789-1801. Most items are... more
Voltaire, 1694-1778
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 4667
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Brief letter by French writer and philosopher Voltaire (François-Marie Arouet), 1762 February 6 [to Ami Camp] signed "V," regarding two payments to be made; also, two undated address sheets, to "Monsieur L'abbe Boudot, a Paris" and to "Monsieur de... more
Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle | Pforz MS
1 page (single sheet), 23 cm x 18.5 cm; 1 page (single sheet), 23 cm x 18.5 cm
Letter of unidentified subject matter, with a watermark date of 1795, addressed to "Mr Godwin / Polygon / Somers Town"; begins, "Unwilling to suffer the original which I have transcribed on the opposite side of the sheet to quit my own custody... more
Washington, Bushrod, 1762-1829
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 4674
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Virginia lawyer Bushrod Washington (1762-1829) was an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court and a nephew of President George Washington. He inherited the estate of Mount Vernon upon Washington's death. The collection consists of letters... more
Stephens, Thomas, -1780
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 4631
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Manuscript proof of Thomas Stephen's pamphlet, "The Rise and Fall of Pot-Ash in America," and related letters.
Foley, Lucille de Luze
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 18250
.63 linear feet (2 boxes)
Genealogical notes, charts, correspondence, clippings, and printed material, ca. 1940s-1950, produced by Foley's genealogical research on the Foley, de Luze, and related families. Some original 18th and 19th century documents including a letter to... more
Van Cortlandt, Philip
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3425
.84 linear feet (4 volumes)
Ledgers kept by Philip Van Cortlandt, including: 'Ledger A,' kept at Second River (later, Belleville), New Jersey, and in east New Jersey, 1752-1760; ledger kept at Second River, 1756-1758; ledger kept at Second River, 1758-1763; and ledger kept... more
Principio Company
Manuscripts and Archives Division
.15 linear feet (1 v.)
The Principio Company, one of the largest iron-making enterprises in colonial America, was formed in England around 1716. The company eventually owned over 30,000 acres of land and produced over half of the pig iron exported to England before the... more
Evangelisch Luthersche Kerk (Netherlands)
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 955
.75 linear feet (2 boxes)
Negative photostats and typed transcripts of records from the Amsterdam Lutheran Church archives relating to Lutheranism in New Netherlands. The records consist of minutes of the Consistory at Amsterdam, correspondence between the Consistory and... more
Great Britain. Board of Ordnance
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1075
.4 linear feet (4 volumes)
Records of the British Surveyor of Ordnance, including some created by Sir Charles Frederick, who was Surveyor from 1750 through 1782. Consist of records and letters concerning the military establishment and its equipment in Europe and America,... more
Sullivan, John, 1740-1795
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2924
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2586
.15 linear feet (15 folders)
The Robbins and Jones families were from Acton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. Collection consists of legal papers concerning the settlement of estates, deeds and tax assessments for land in Middlesex County, Mass.; papers relating to service in... more
Horry, P. (Peter)
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1433
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
Transcripts of miscellaneous letters written in South Carolina during the American Revolution
Minthorne family
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2012
.08 linear feet (1 volume)
Conveyances and abstracts of titles to various estates and lots in New York City once owned by Philip Minthorne and divided among his children. Entries contain a description of the lot, the value of the property, and a list of previous owners.... more
Provoost family
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol NYGB 18064
1 v, 39 cm; 1 v, 39 cm
The Provoost (Provost) family, of French Huguenot descent, were early settlers of New Amsterdam. David Provoost (1670-1724) was a merchant and Mayor of the City of New York from 1699 to 1700. His nephew John Provoost (d. 1767) was the son of... more
Rodney, George Brydges Rodney, Baron, 1719-1792
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2603
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
Report of Admiral Rodney to the Honorable George Grenville, first Lord of the Admiralty, dated Martinique, December 4, 1762, giving his observations on the principle islands of the West Indies and pointing out their utility in the event of a... more
Gill, Robert, 1804-1875
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1158
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
Receipt book kept by Robert Gill, U. S. Navy Storekeeper in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, listing monies paid out for supplies furnished to United States ships such as Philadelphia, United States, Norfolk, Ganges, Enterprize, and Patapsco