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Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 18708
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Will of Philip Minthorne, 1756 (typed transcript), and papers, 1778-1896, relating to the estates of Stephen Richards, Thomas Randall, Robert R. Randall, and others, as well as other documents relating to the background and proceedings of the case... more
Howard, Clinton C.
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 19067
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Material pertaining to dental education in the southeast, and relating to an investigation of into the practices of the Atlanta-Southern Dental College Corporation, and the lawsuit stemming from the investigation
Maria Theresa, 1717-1780 -- Empress of Austria
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 17882
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Two documents signed and sealed by Maria Theresa, Empress of Austria: an order directing that all Jews be excluded from all military fortifications in Hungry and Bohemia dated 1753, and a legal document relating to the delivery of mail dated 1772.
Rivington, James, 1724-1802
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 4600
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Correspondence, bills, receipts, and legal papers of New York City bookseller and publisher James Rivington pertaining to his bookselling business. A rew items represent his work on the New-York Gazetteer.
Hoffman, David, 1784-1854
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 4373
.2 linear feet (1 folder)
Correspondence and legal documents belonging to American lawyer and legal scholar David Hoffman of Baltimore, Maryland. Letters concern both personal and professional matters, including the publication of Hoffman's Course of Legal Study, and sales... more
Greenleaf, James, 1765-1843
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 4425
.2 linear feet (2 folders)
Correspondence and land papers of American land speculator James Greenleaf. Correspondence dates from 1788 to 1834, with no letters present for the period of 1800 to 1804. Letters are incoming, and almost exclusively concern Greenleaf's real... more
Grimké, John Fauchereaud, 1752-1819
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 4427
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
The miscellany consists of incoming letters to South Carolina jurist John Faucheraud Grimké discussing both legal and social matters; a 1789 subpoena signed by Grimké in his capacity as Justice of South Carolina's Court of Common Pleas and General... more
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
Henry, Patrick, 1736-1799
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 4445
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
A small quantity of letters and papers of American attorney, planter and politician Patrick Henry, including deeds and a law license signed by Henry as Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, a 1786 letter to Thomas Madison, and several receipts
New York Times Company
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 17812
2.52 linear feet (6 boxes)
Francis A. Cox (1913-1982) was a vice president and financial officer of The New York Times Company. The Francis A. Cox papers primarily document his time as secretary-treasurer (1963-1967) and vice president (1967-1973) through letters, internal... more
New York Times Company
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 17804
5.88 linear feet (14 boxes)
Godfrey Nelson (1878-1954) was a tax lawyer, financial columnist, and New York Times executive. The Godfrey Nelson papers document much of Nelson's career at The Times, including his roles as corporate secretary, financial and legal advisor,... more
Lane, Jared
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3783
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Miscellaneous papers of Jared Lane of Rhinebeck, New York, and Sharon, Connecticut, including a 1776 bond of Ebeneezer Trumble to Lane; specifications for a house to be built for Lane in Sharon in 1790 and a contract with the builder, John Couch;... more
Johnson, William, 1715-1774
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 4469
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
The collection consists of correspondence and other material by or relating to Sir William Johnson, who served as British Superintendent of Indian Affairs for the northern colonies. Correspondence includes a 1766 letter from General Eyre Massey, a... more
Hall, D. A. (David A.)
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 4432
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Papers consist mainly of letters to Washington, D. C., attorney David A. Hall mainly relating to legal matters and District of Columbia lands. Also included are indentures pertaining to real property in the District of Columbia, and two... more
Reed, Joseph, 1741-1785
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 4594
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Papers, including correspondence, council resolutions, autographs, and a deposition taken by Joseph Reed (1741-1785), American jurist and president of Pennsylvania. Papers relate to legal cases and to his official business with the Continental... more
Lincoln, Benjamin, 1733-1810
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 4524
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Benjamin Lincoln (1733-1810) served as a major general in the Continental Army, as Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts, and was appointed customs collector for the Port of Boston in 1789. The papers consist predominantly of letters sent by... more
New York (N.Y.). Common Council
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 23772
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
The New York City Court of Aldermen was comprised of aldermen who were allowed to sit as justices for certain types of cases. This manuscript documents the court's decisions between October 25, 1797 and March 23, 1798. It serves as a record of... 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
Ten Eyck, Henry, 1744-1795
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2963
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
Henry Ten Eyck (1744-1795) of Albany, New York was Sheriff of the City and County of Albany during the 1770s, and later served as an Alderman and Justice of the Peace. The Henry Ten Eyck docket of actions at law, dated 1786 October 16 to 1787... more
Emmet, Thomas Addis, 1828-1919
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 18116
.31 linear feet (1 volume, 1 folder)
Dr. Thomas Addis Emmet (1828-1919) was a renowned surgeon and early collector of American manuscripts of the Revolutionary Era. Cadwallader D. Colden (1769-1834), a lawyer and politician, was Mayor of New York City from 1818 to 1821. The... more
Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 23877
.76 linear feet (4 volumes)
Andrew Jackson (1767-1845) was a soldier, politician, and seventh President of the United States. William Berkeley Lewis (1784-1866) of Tennessee was Andrew Jackson's friend and political advisor. The Andrew Jackson and William B. Lewis... 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
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2156
7.82 linear feet (16 boxes, 7 oversize folders)
Collection consists of documents pertaining to many aspects of New York City's history, including letters, certificates, reports, court records, land documents, maps, estates, deeds, official government records, autographs, news clippings, and... more
Leary, Timothy, 1920-1996
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 18400
265.67 linear feet (610 boxes, 11 oversized folders, 22 tubes, 4043 computer files, 56 disk images); 1.78 Gigabytes (4043 computer files, 56 disk images)
Timothy Francis Leary, Jr. (1920-1996), a psychologist and writer, became known as an advocate for the use of psychedelic drugs and a counterculture icon. The Timothy Leary papers contain records created and accumulated by Leary over his entire... more
Rice, Alfred, 1907-1989
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 18572
3.15 linear feet (8 boxes)
The Hemingway legal files collection contains the records of Hemingway's lawyers, Maurice J. Speiser (1929-1948) and Alfred Rice (1947-1969). The papers include letters, contracts, and documents concerning foreign and domestic licensing of... more
Smith, James Scott
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2786
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
This volume is the law register of James Scott Smith, a lawyer from Haverstraw, New York. The register documents court proceedings in Rockland County and New York City
Kent, James, 1763-1847
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1636
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
This collection is comprised of Justice James Kent's records concerning the case The People of the State of New York v. Harry Croswell (1804). Journalist Harry Croswell was charged for criminal libel for his statements against President Thomas... more
United States. District Court (New York : Southern District)
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3091
.42 linear feet (2 volumes)
This collection is comprised of court records related to the United States District Court, New York, Southern District's investigation into the sinking of the steamship Vestris on November 12, 1928. Included are the stenographer's minutes for the... more
Verplanck, William G., 1861-1931
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol NYGB 18278
2.52 linear feet (6 boxes)
William G. Verplanck (1861-1931) was an amateur genealogist who conducted research along with his wife Harriet. The William G. Verplanck Genealogical Research papers consist primarily of the notes and correspondence generated by Verplanck in the... more
Ripley, George B.
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2582
.21 linear feet (1box)
George B. (George Burbank) Ripley (1801-1858) of Norwich, Connecticut was a lawyer, landowner, and judge. He was the son of druggist Dwight Ripley (1764-1835) and Eliza Coit Ripley (1772-1846), the daughter of Captain William Coit (1735-1821) of... more
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