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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
Gilder, Richard Watson, 1844-1909
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1154
22 linear feet (46 boxes)
Richard Watson Gilder (1844-1909), American poet and editor, served as editor-in-chief of Scribner's Monthly and its successor The Century Illustrated Monthly. He was active in many civic improvement and public service organizations. Collection... 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
Ward, Samuel, 1814-1884
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3221
2.5 linear feet (8 boxes)
Samuel Ward (1814-1884) was an American lobbyist, financier, author, and adventurer. He was the son of the banker Samuel Ward (1786-1839) and the grandson of Samuel Ward (1756-1832) soldier and merchant. His sister was Julia Ward Howe, author of... more
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
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
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
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
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
Hughes, Eugenia, 1909-1964
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1460
6.6 linear feet (14 boxes)
Eugenia Hughes (1909-1964) was an artist who lived in Greenwich Village, New York City. She was born in Pennsylvania and moved to New York in the mid-1930s. Collection contains correspondence, diaries, art work, writings, family papers,... 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
Darnley family
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 729
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Collection consists of letters, 1857-1863, written by William Darnley, a carpenter, to his wife and family in England while he was working in New York City and Canada. Also, letters from other family members, 1843-1844 and 1884.
Lieberman, Elias, 1883-1969
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1755
7 linear feet (14 boxes, 23 v., 2 packages)
Elias Lieberman (1883-1969), educator and poet, was born in Russia but emigrated to the U.S. as a child. He worked in the New York City school system as a teacher, principal and associate superintendent of schools. His published works included... more
Smith, Elizabeth Oakes Prince, 1806-1893
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2780
1.7 linear feet (3 boxes, 2 v.); 2 microfilm reels
Elizabeth Oakes Prince Smith (1806-1893) was an author, lyceum lecturer and early activist on behalf of women's rights. Her writings included novels, poetry, children's books, plays, essays, stories, and articles for newspapers and magazines. She... more
Orr, Elizabeth Schuneman
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2304
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
Elizabeth Schuneman Orr kept these diaries (2 vols.) from 1871-1872. Entries describe her daily experiences living in New York City, friends, births, weddings, deaths, church activities, and reflections on religious events
Merchant, Elizabeth W
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1967
.58 linear feet (2 boxes)
Elizabeth W. Merchant of New York City was married to Stephen Merchant. She kept these diaries in 1863-1868, 1870-1874, 1876, 1880-1893, and 1895-1909, with the first entry made on January 10, 1863 and the last on December 31, 1909. Entries... more
Goodenow, Ellen Valenia
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1173
.4 linear feet (1 box)
Ellen Valenia Goodenow was the daughter of United States Representative from Maine, Robert Goodenow (1800-1874). Collection consists of letters to Ellen Goodenow at Farmington, Maine, from her suitor Charles Titcomb who was a lawyer in New York... 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
Howard, Francis Gilman, 1869-1937
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1443
.8 linear feet (2 boxes)
Francis Gilman Howard (1869-1937) was an American landscape architect and designer of garden furniture and ornaments. Collection consists of Howard's correspondence, sketches, photographs, and clippings and other printed matter. Correspondence,... 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
Van Vechten, Carl, 1880-1964
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3142
156.3 linear feet (208 boxes, 339 v.)
Carl Van Vechten (1880-1964) was a writer, promoter of African-American artists during the Harlem Renaissance, patron of the arts, and photographer. After he graduated from the University of Chicago in 1930, he entered upon a career as a reporter... 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
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.
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