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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
Paterson, Isabel, 1886-1961
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2350
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Isabel Bowler Paterson (1886-1961) was an author and columnist for the New York Herald Tribune. Collection consists of letters written, mainly while Paterson was on the staff of the New York Herald Tribune, to her friend Lillian Fischer, fashion... 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
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
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
Remsen, Henry, 1762-1843
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2556
.4 linear feet (1 box)
Henry Remsen, Jr. (1762-1843) was a financier and bank executive in New York City. He also served as private secretary to Thomas Jefferson during Jefferson's presidency. Collection contains correspondence and legal papers of Henry Remsen, Jr. and... more
O'Brien, James J.
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2276
.4 linear feet (1 box)
James J. O'Brien was secretary of the New York Dept. of Public Works and special assistant to Mayor William O'Dwyer. Collection consists of correspondence, diary notes, press clippings, and memorabilia relating to O'Brien's around-the-world... 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
Gaffney family
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1099
.8 linear feet (3 boxes)
Collection consists of correspondence, 1917-1919, of Joseph F. Gaffney while a member of the 29th Engineers, stationed at Camp Devens, Mass., and later with the American Expeditionary Forces in France, describing camp life, duties, recreation,... more
Dubois, Marguerite Delavarre
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 850
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
Marguerite Delavarre Dubois kept this diary from 1907-1908. Most entries were made in 1907 and describe her social life in New York City; study of French and German; painting; attendance at theaters; visits to Saratoga, Lake George, Plattsburgh,... more
Chazin, Louise, 1903-1999
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 526
6.4 linear feet (15 boxes, 1 oversized folder)
Louise Chazin (1903-1999) was a novelty designer turned activist for the aged, a career that she launched at the age of 70 in New York City. The Louise Chazin papers date from 1965 to 1990 and document her involvement with community and... 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
Leslie, Rosette King
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol NYGB 18282
.42 linear feet (1 box)
Rosette King Leslie married George Robert Leslie III. George Leslie attended the Bovee School, a private boys' academy in New York City between 1925-1927. He died in 1968 The papers consist of one folder of material relating to the Bovee School,... 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
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
America's Making (1921 : New York, N.Y.)
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 60
ca. 150 items
Corrrespondence, minutes, and other papers relating to the preparatory work of the Scottish Section of a festival held in New York City, October 19 through November, 12, 1921, under the auspices of the New York State and city departments of... 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
Laven, Anne
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 6068
2.92 linear feet (7 boxes)
The Anne and Paul Laven papers, which span the years 1933-2001, document Anne Laven's creative pursuits and her husband Paul's military service during WWII. In addition to correspondence, the collection includes photographs and scripts related to... 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
Allied Loyalty League (New York, N.Y.)
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 55
1 linear foot (1 box)
The Allied Loyalty League was founded in 1919, and apparently dissolved in 1922. Its stated purpose was to promote greater international amity among the allied nations after World War I, build up and maintain a greater spirit of Americanism, and... more
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
Colden, Alice Wadsworth
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3194
1 v
Manuscript transcript of a history of the Colden, Murray and other New York families.
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