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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
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
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
Voltaire, 1694-1778
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 4667
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Brief letter by French writer and philosopher Voltaire (Fran├žois-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
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
Rives, Robert
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3572
.42 linear feet (2 volumes)
Account books kept by Robert Rives in Virginia. One is for a grist mill and grain (with entries 1800-1810 and 1837-1842); another is for a blacksmith, grain, and general merchandise (entries 1818-1827)
Francis, Philip, 1740-1818
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1066
.06 linear feet (1 volume)
Manuscript description of the workings of the Bengal revenue and judicial systems under the autonomous nabobs of Bengal in the first half of the eighteenth century. Compiled from native sources and translated (with occasional notes, probably by... more
Cuyler, Philip
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3432
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
Ledger kept by Philip Cuyler of Albany, New York from 14 July 1763 to 1 June 1794
Cuyler, Philip
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3499
0 linear feet (1 box)
Letterbooks from Philip Cuyler's commercial affairs in New York City, 24 May 1755 - 19 August 1760
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3552
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
Ledger (1793-1797) kept by an unknown Philadelphia, Pennsylvania firm. The firm had accounts with individuals throughout the country and with ships
Van Cortlandt, Pierre, 1762-1848
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3127
.4 linear feet (1 box)
Pierre Van Cortlandt, Jr. (1762-1848) was a soldier and politician from Westchester County, New York. He was a U.S. Congressman from 1811-1812 and a brigadier general in the Westchester militia during the War of 1812. His first wife, Catharine... more
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 647
.04 linear feet (1 volume)
Thomas Jefferson's proposed constitution for Virginia, June 1776. This is the third and final draft and was printed in Paul Leicester Ford's The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, volume 2, page 7, where the history of this document is noted. The first... more
George III, King of Great Britain, 1738-1820
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3603
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
A contemporary copy or draft of King George III's speech at the opening of Parliament, October 26, 1775, discussing the situation in the American colonies and the steps he had taken to meet it. Referred to as a reply to the Olive Branch Petition
Adams, Robert, 1787-1855
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 18
.17 linear feet (1 box)
Robert Adams' papers include an unpublished holograph "History of Newbury, Mass., from its settlement to 1828," as well as his notes from the town records, 1706-1783, and other sources, as well as a list of records and books consulted. Includes... more