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Van Wart, Irving, 1808-
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3143
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
Irving Van Wart kept this diary from November 3, 1854 through May 11, 1855. He was thirteen years old in 1854, when he began the diary, and he kept it on behalf of himself and his twin brother, Ames, at their home in New York City and country home... more
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
Hering, Oswald Constantin, 1874-1941
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1387
3 linear feet (7 boxes)
Collection consists of papers of Oswald C. Hering, his third wife, Adelaide Arms Hering, and his mother, Fanny Field Hering; and includes correspondence, photographs, photostats, architectural drawings, clippings, printed ephemera, and books.... more
King, Rufus, 1838-1924
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol NYGB 18162
4.83 linear feet (12 boxes)
Rufus King (1838-1924) was a banker by profession as well as a respected genealogist. The son of Rufus Sylvester and Phoebe Odell King, his New England ancestors included the revolutionary war veteran and New York State Senator Rufus King, after... more
Bonner, Robert, 1824-1899
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 335
7.8 linear feet (19 boxes)
Robert Bonner (1824-1899) was a newspaper publisher and trotting horse breeder. He owned and published the New York Ledger. Collection consists of general correspondence, trotting horse papers, financial documents, writings, photographs, and... more
Yard, Robert Sterling, 1861-1945
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3404
.2 linear feet (1 box)
Robert Sterling Yard (1861-1945) was an American journalist and Sunday editor of the New York Herald Tribune. Diary kept by Yard chronicles his personal life at the turn of the 20th century. Events covered are his engagement and marriage to Mary... more
Poor family
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 18776
.21 linear feet (1 box)
Henry William Poor (1844-1915) co-founded of the firm which became Standard & Poor's with his father, Henry Varnum Poor. He married Constance Brandon and raised five children in Manhattan and Tuxedo, New York. The Poor family correspondence... more
Oppenheim, Amy Schwartz, 1878-1955
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2295
38 linear feet (91 boxes)
Amy Schwartz Oppenheim (1878-1955) was a founder of the School Art League of New York City. She also was active in numerous civic and philanthropic organizations as well as organizations devoted to preservation of the arts. Collection consists of... more
Morje, Benjamin
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2059
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Benjamin Morje made entries in this diary in June 1870 and January-February 1871. Entries describe life in Brooklyn and Manhattan, weather, parks, friends visited, theater and opera attended, popular music, Beethoven's centennial, news of Charles... more
Bigelow family
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 299
64.72 linear feet (113 boxes)
The Bigelow family papers include correspondence, diaries, notebooks, scrapbooks of memorabilia, photographs, and printed matter belonging to John Bigelow and various relatives, particularly his granddaughter, Charlotte Kenner Harding.
Bliss family
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 320
4.5 linear feet (9 boxes and 1 package)
George Bliss (1816-1896) of New York City was a partner in the banking firms of Morton, Bliss & Co. and Phelps, Dodge & Co. His son, George T. Bliss (ca. 1851-1901) was a businessman in New York City. George T. Bliss was married to Jeanette Dwight... more
Colles family
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 17772
14 linear feet (33 boxes, 3 vols)
The Colles family papers contain extensive correspondence, diaries, financial records, photographs, and personal miscellany of three generations of the Colles family, 1801-1957. Over half of the collection is devoted to the papers of prominent New... more
Towne, Charles Hanson, 1877-1949
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3014
4.7 linear feet (9 boxes)
Charles Hanson Towne (1877-1949) was an author, editor and popular New York celebrity. From 1924 to 1929 he edited many magazines including Smart Set, Delineator, Designer, McClure's, and Harper's Bazaar. He also wrote poetry, novels, plays,... more
Waddell, Charlotte Augusta Southwick, d. 1891
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 4668
.08 linear feet (1 folder)
Charlotte Augusta Southwick Waddell (d. 1891) was a society figure in New York City. Her husband, Coventry Waddell, was a wealthy financier who held various political positions during the Jackson administration. In the 1857 financial panic they... more
Ashmore, Grace Eulalie Matthews, 1885-1972
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 135
Thirty-one diaries of a New York City socialite, 1896-1972, with miscellaneous papers and photographs, including approximately 100 letters and postcard from opera critic Ernest de Weerth.
Scholer, Gustav, 1851-1928
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2695
3 linear feet (8 boxes, 1 package)
Gustav Scholer (1851-1928) was a German-American physician who served as coroner of New York City. He worked for various hospitals, held public health positions, served as a contract surgeon in the U.S. Army in World War I, was examining surgeon... more
Westervelt, Harman C.
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3299
.6 linear feet (3 oversize v.)
Harman C. Westervelt was an American historian. Collection consists of Westervelt's essays on various features of New York City, miscellaneous papers and letters, and newsclippings. Essays concern churches, parks, prisons, fire department, the... more
Ward, Henry Dana, 1797-1884
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3219
.1 linear feet (1 volume)
Henry Dana Ward kept this diary as rector of St. Jude's Protestant Episcopal Free Church in New York City from January 1, 1850 through September 30, 1857. Entries pertain to services for others including William A. Muhlenberg and Thos. Gallaudet;... more
Prentiss, George Lewis, 1816-1903
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2488
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
George Lewis Prentiss made brief daily entries in this diary from January 1-December 31, 1860. He was in Europe through September and subsequently in New York City
Speyer, James, 1861-1941
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2845
4 linear feet (5 boxes)
James Speyer (1861-1941) was an American banker who was actively involved with many social, educational and cultural organizations in New York City. He was one of the founders of the University Settlement Society, the first settlement house in the... more
Heyman, Gertrude, 1878?-1958
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1393
1 linear foot (1 box)
Gertrude Amalia Heyman (1878?-1958) was a stenographer who served with the American Expeditionary Forces and the Jewish Welfare Board in France during World War I. She continued her career as a public stenographer and notary public in various U.S.... more
Sturtevant, John J
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2915
.06 linear feet (1 volume)
Recollections of a resident of New York City from 1835-1905, describing stage lines, oil lamps and lamplighters, markets, theatres, museums, eating places, hotels, parks, yachting, steamships, fire companies, church-going, shops, residences of... more
New York Book Publishers Association (New York, N.Y.)
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2191
.3 linear feet (2 v.)
Collection consists of letters from prominent authors acknowledging invitations to attend complimentary Fruit Festival given by the Association at the Crystal Palace in New York City; and issues of the American Publishers Circular and Literary... more
Francis, John W. (John Wakefield), 1789-1861
Manuscripts and Archives Division
.25 linear feet (1 box)
Kipp, William H., (William Halstead), 1839-1918
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1652
1 linear foot (3 boxes)
William H. Kipp was a New York City Police Department employee and New York National Guard officer. Collection consists of papers on general administration of the 7th Regiment of the New York National Guard, its armory and the celebration of... more
Waldorf-Astoria Hotel (New York, N.Y.)
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3203
88 linear feet (17 boxes and 627 volumes)
The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel was originally built as the Waldorf Hotel at Fifth Avenue and 33rd St. in New York City in 1893 and was merged with the Astoria Hotel in 1897. The hotel was torn down in 1929 and the new Waldorf-Astoria Hotel opened in... more
Dunstan, Caroline A
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 863
.06 linear feet (1 volume)
Caroline A. Dunstan kept these diaries (14 vols.) at her home in New York City from 1856-1857, 1859-1863, 1864, and 1865-1870. Entries describe household activities, social life, health of members of the family, references to current events,... more
Central Turnverein of New York City
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 503
.4 linear feet (1 box)
The Central Turnverein of New York City was a German-American organization devoted to athletics with a membership of approximately 3,000. Collection consists of four bound volumes of records, 1890-1895. Records include financial transactions,... more
Ingraham, Elsie Powell
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol NYGB 18134
9 linear feet (21 boxes)
The Elsie Powell Ingraham family papers chronicle multiple generations of the Ingraham, Powell, Brown, Hopper, and allied families -- prominent Quakers residing primarily in New York City, Old Chatham, N.Y. and Cambridge, Mass. Although these... more
Olcott, Euphemia M
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2289
.2 linear feet (1 box)
Euphemia M. Olcott lived in New York City. Collection consists of Olcott's correspondence, 1892-1911; her diary of a trip to Europe, 1902-1903; school notebooks and compositions, 1856-1860; and commonplace books, 1850-1920. Also included are items... more