Found 7 collections related to New York (State) -- Social life and customs -- 19th century

Benners, John
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3966
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Letters written by John Benners between 1863-1868 from St. Thomas and St. Croix to his daughters in Brooklyn, New York. Topics include local friends, social affairs, epidemics, earthquakes, storms, and advice on family problems. 29 letters
Chamberlain, Thomas, 1814-1891
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 510
2 v
Thomas Chamberlain (1814-1891) was an immigrant from England who worked as a printer in the United States. He married Deborah Ann Bugbee in 1845 and became a U.S. citizen in 1859. Chamberlain's diary describes his departure from Portsmouth,... more
Genet, Geo. Clinton (George Clinton)
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 22959
.15 linear feet (1 volume)
Cash book, 1860 January 1-1871 December 23, of George Clinton Genet (1824-1904), a prosperous American lawyer residing in New York City and Rensselaer County, New York. He was the son of Edmond Charles Genet (1763-1834), known as “Citizen Genet,”... more
Hazard, Laura Pelton, 1863-1934
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 19085
1.34 linear feet (3 boxes, 3 volumes)
The Tilden and Hazard family scrapbooks were assembled by Laura Pelton Hazard. Hazard was granddaughter of Samuel J. Tilden's sister Mary B. Tilden. Laura Pelton married William Ayrault Hazard in 1885; the couple had six children. This collection... more
Edwards, John
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 4361
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
The collection consists of correspondence and vital records belonging to John Edwards, scale and beam maker of New York City. Correspondence relates to family matters; vital records include a marriage certificate witnessed by Edwards, and his last... more
Van Santvoord family
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 4662
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Typescript copies of family letters, 1824-1896, between members of the Van Santvoord family of New York City, chiefly letters to and from Alfred Van Santvoord (1819-1901), a wealthy Hudson River steamboat entrepreneur. The bulk are between Van... 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
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