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Ferguson family
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol NYGB 18092
13.86 linear feet (33 boxes)
The Fergusons were an English family that settled in New York City beginning around 1802. The patriarch, Samuel Ferguson, was a prosperous merchant who established familial and commercial relationships with other wealthy and socially prominent New... more
Hamilton, James A. (James Alexander), 1788-1878
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1299
1 linear foot (4 boxes)
James Alexander Hamilton (1788-1878), the son of Alexander Hamilton, was an American lawyer and politician. He served as United States District Attorney for the Southern District of New York. Collection consists of Hamilton's correspondence, ca.... more
Henriques family
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1382
2.25 linear feet (5 boxes, 2 v.)
The Henriques family, a mercantile family originally from Portugal, lived in England, Scotland, Nova Scotia, and the U.S. Collection consists of correspondence, legal papers, cash and account books, receipts, newsclippings, tracts, writings, and... more
Metcalfe, Henry Bleeker
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1977
2 boxes
Henry Bleeker Metcalfe was an attorney in Staten Island, New York. Legal papers and documents, collected primarily while prosecuting attorney and county judge, Richmond County, New York. Includes land papers, leases, mortgages, conveyances, etc.
Livingston, Gilbert, 1742-1806
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1781
3 linear feet (12 boxes)
Gilbert Livingston (1742-1806) was a lawyer and legislator in New York State. He was a member of New York's Provincial Convention, 1775-1777; a delegate to the state's convention to ratify the U.S. Constitution, 1788; and a member of the New York... more
Hawley, Joseph, 1723-1788
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1360
.6 linear feet (2 boxes, 1 oversized folder)
Joseph Hawley (1723-1788) of Northampton, Massachusetts, a lawyer, legislator and militia officer, was one of the foremost political leaders of the American revolutionary movement in Massachusetts. The Joseph Hawley papers, dating 1653 to 1804,... more
Sherman, Roger Minot, 1733-1844
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 4226
21 items (1 folder)
Lawyer and judge of Fairfield County, Connecticut. Letters received by Sherman relating to his law practice and to politics.
Schieffelin family
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2690
Papers document the career of Jacob Schieffelin as merchant landowner and Loyalist; travels and literary activities of his wife, Hannah Lawrence Schieffelin; and the careers of their son, Richard Lawrence Schieffelin, and grandson, George Richard... more
Morris family
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2062
.3 linear feet (1 box)
The Morris family lived in Morrisania, New York, N.Y. Collection consists of correspondence, land papers, accounts, and other papers of James Morris, counselor at law and sheriff of the city and county of New York; Thomas Morris; William H.... more
Tilden, Samuel J. (Samuel Jones), 1814-1886
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2993
42.78 linear feet (99 boxes, 13 volumes)
Samuel J. Tilden (1814-1886) served as Governor of New York, 1875-1876, and was the Democratic nominee for the Presidency in 1876. Tilden began his career as a corporate lawyer; he served as Corporate Counsel for the City of New York, as a member... more
Burr, Aaron, 1756-1836
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 4105
.25 linear feet (1 box)
Aaron Burr (1756-1836) was a Revolutionary War soldier, lawyer, United States Senator, and third Vice-President of the United States. Collection consists of miscellaneous letters to and from Aaron Burr, and documents signed by him, 1780-1835,... more
Vanderpoel, Aaron, 1799-1870
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3148
1.5 linear feet (4 boxes, 2 oversize folders)
Aaron Vanderpoel (1799-1870) was a lawyer, later a judge, in Kinderhook, Columbia County, New York, and in New York City. He was administrator of the estate of William Temple Franklin (1760-1823), the grandson of Benjamin Franklin. Collection... more
Yates, Abraham, 1724-1796
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3405
2.99 linear feet (8 boxes, 1 volume, 1 oversized folder)
Abraham Yates, Jr. (1724-1796) was an American lawyer, politician, and pamphleteer. He held numerous elected offices and political appointments throughout his life including sheriff of Albany city and county from 1754 to 1759, chairman of the... more
Hamilton, Alexander, 1757-1804
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1297
.25 linear feet (1 box)
Alexander Hamilton (1754-1804) was a Founding Father, soldier, lawyer and statesman. He served as the first United States Secretary of the Treasury from 1789 to 1795. The Alexander Hamilton papers, dated 1775-1804, primarily consist of letters and... more
Livingston, William, 1723-1790
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1785
3 linear feet (14 v.)
William Livingston (1723-1790), a lawyer, was the first governor of New Jersey. After practicing law in New York, he was a member of the Continental Congress from 1774 to 1776 and also a brigadier general in the New Jersey militia. He served as... more
Smith, William, 1728-1793
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2796
4.18 linear feet (6 boxes, 10 volumes)
William Smith Jr. (1728-1793), an American Loyalist of New York and Quebec, was a prominent jurist, statesman, journalist and historian. The William Smith Jr. papers comprise the papers of William Smith Jr., 1683-1793; those of his son William... more
Grosvenor, Thomas, 1744-1825
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1260
.3 linear feet (2 v.)
Thomas Grosvenor (1744-1825), a lawyer, was a Revolutionary War officer and public official of Pomfret, Connecticut. Collection consists of correspondence, military records and diary. Commonplace book, 1779-1783, contains records of Connecticut... more
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1557
1.86 linear feet (1 box, 1 oversized folder)
Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) was a Founding Father, statesman, lawyer, and planter. He is considered the principal author of the Declaration of Independence. Jefferson held numerous political offices throughout his career including representative... more
Dwight family
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 874
.5 linear feet (2 boxes, 2 microfilm reels)
Among the notable members of the Dwight family of Connecticut were: Timothy Dwight (1752-1817), a Congregational minister and president of Yale College; Theodore Dwight (1764-1846), a lawyer, editor and author; Theodore Dwight, Jr. (1796-1866),... more
Hubbard, Elijah, 1745-1808
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1451
.1 linear feet (1 box)
Elijah Hubbard (1745-1808) was a lawyer and merchant of Middletown and New London, Connecticut. Collection consists of mercantile correspondence; land and legal papers including deeds to property in Middletown, Enfield and Stafford, Conn.,... more
Cranch, William, 1769-1855
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 4262
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
The papers consist of correspondence and legal papers belonging to American lawyer and jurist William Cranch. Correspondence dates from 1794 to 1831, with much of it relating to his real estate and land speculation activities and resultant... more
Deane, Silas, 1737-1789
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 4310
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Silas Deane (1737-1789) was an American lawyer and merchant, member of the Continental Congress from Connecticut, 1774-1776, and Congressional agent and diplomat in France, 1776-1778. Recalled in 1778 under controversial circumstances, Deane... more
New York (Colony). Court of Vice Admiralty
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2230
.1 linear feet (1 volume)
The colonial Courts of Vice Admiralty were branches of the High Court of Admiralty in London, upholding British maritime law by power of royal prerogative. Vice-Admiralty courts, acting without juries, dealt with such cases as claims for salvage... more
Webster, Noah, 1758-1843
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3258
6.2 linear feet (8 boxes, 15 volumes, 1 oversized folder)
The Noah Webster papers consist of correspondence, writings by Webster on various topics, diaries, and miscellaneous papers. Correspondence, 1776-1843, and diaries, 1784-1820, relate to his career as lawyer, educator, editor of newspapers,... more
Van Gaasbeek, Peter, 1754-1797 -- recipient
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 4658
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Eight letters, 1775-1797, to merchant Peter Van Gaasbeek at Kingston, New York and New York City, from Jacob Marius Groen, Jr. at Kingston; Abraham G. Lansing at Albany; Ebenezer Foote and Solomon Sleght at Newburgh; Nicholas Low at New York; Noah... more
Van Ness, William Peter, 1778-1826
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 4659
.2 linear feet (2 folders)
William Peter Van Ness (1778-1826) of Kinderhook, Columbia County, New York and New York City was a lawyer, U.S. District Court judge, author, and Columbia College graduate. He was active in Democratic-Republican politics and served as Aaron... more
Butler family
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssColl NYGB 18243
32.1 linear feet (77 boxes, 1 oversized folder)
The Butler, Huntington, Smith, Cooke, and Clinch families were united through intermarriage and included prominent lawyers, architects, doctors, judges, politicians, scientists, and land owners hailing from New York City, Long Island, Boston,... more
Rodney family
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2602
.25 linear feet (1 box)
Caesar Rodney (1728-1784), his brother Thomas Rodney (1744-1811) and Thomas Rodney’s son Caesar A. (Caesar Augustus) Rodney (1772-1824) were prominent American politicians and statesmen from Kent County, Delaware. The Rodney family papers, dating... more
Johnson, William, 1771-1834
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 17952
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Two letters from South Carolina jurist William Johnson to Albany, New York, attorney William Pitt Beers discussing legal matters
Harison, Richard, 1747-1829
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 4437
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Correspondence and documents pertaining to the law practice of New York lawyer and politician Richard Harison (1747-1829). Material includes outgoing letters to fellow attorneys; notes on cases; opinions; and case abstracts. Also present are... more
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