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Blakeslee, Fred Gilbert, 1868-
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 316
.8 linear feet (2 boxes)
Fred Gilbert Blakeslee (1868-1942) was an insurance executive and author of books and articles on fencing, arms and armor, and uniforms from around the world. Collection includes diaries and notebooks kept by Blakeslee describing his travels in... more
Burgess family
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 431
4.25 linear feet (9 boxes, 2 vols)
The Burgess family papers document three generations of an English family involved in overseas commerce. Charles Henry Burgess (1806-1854) was the first British subject to export good directly from England to Persia. The papers contain... more
Moore, C. W
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2049
.84 linear feet (4 volumes)
These diaries (4 vols.) were kept between 1842 and 1871 by New York City dry goods merchant C. W. Moore, of the firm C. W. and J. T. Moore and Company. They cover the years 1842-1847, 1852-1857, and 1870-1871 and include records of travels in... 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
Schurgast, Margarete, b. 1871
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 6307
0.4 linear feet (1 box)
Margarete Schurgast was a Jewish feminist and pacifist, boardinghouse owner, and German émigré who fled Nazi rule in 1941. She was a friend and correspondent of Carrie Chapman Catt, Karin Michaëlis, and Rosika Schwimmer.
Tufts, Mrs. Freeling
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3044
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
Mrs. Tufts, alternately called Freeling and D.A.M.T., was married to Warren Tufts, a surgeon. She kept this diary during a European tour in 1907 and later at her residence in Narrowsburg, New York, between 1913 and 1914. Most of the entries were... more
Williams, Richmond B. (Richmond Barnes), 1903-1986
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3339
1.5 linear feet (2 boxes)
Richmond Barnes Williams (1903-1986) was an American business executive and world traveler. He worked in the Long Lines Dept. of the American Telephone and Telegraph Company from 1926 until his retirement in 1968. He traveled extensively in the... more
Rhodes family
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2597
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
The Rodd family was from London, England. Collection consists of letters to Thomas Rodd, Jr., bookseller in London, and to his brother, Horatio Rodd, dealer in books, pictures and prints. Also, note on Rodd family genealogy, notebook of Thomas... more
Javitz, Romana
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 6197
.33 linear feet (1 box)
Correspondence, diaries and other personal papers of Romana Javitz, Curator of The New York Public Library Picture Collection from 1929-1968.
Backus, Standish, 1875-1943
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol NYGB 18073
1.08 linear feet (1 box, 5 volumes)
Standish Backus (1875-1943) was a corporate lawyer and president of the Burroughs Adding Machine Company from 1920 to 1943. The collection is composed of correspondence concerning his genealogical research on the Standish, Backus, and related... more
Pollard family
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2450
7 linear feet (17 boxes)
Richard Pollard (1829-1908) was an insurance agent in Lynchburg, Virginia, and a trader during the 1850s in the Chinese import/export business. He served in the Confederate Army during the U.S. Civil War and was active in the Court St. Methodist... more
Roe, Alfred S. (Alfred Seelye), 1844-1917
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2607
.15 linear feet (1 v.)
Alfred Seelye Roe (1844-1917) was a historian. Collection consists of journal from Roe's trip to Europe entitled "My Trip Abroad with Notes and Comments on What I Saw and Heard" (1890), describing the trip and his return on the steamer Waesland of... more
Bense family
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 264
1 linear foot (1 box)
J. Anne Bense and Evangeline Isabelle Bense were cousins or sisters from the Boston area who traveled with other family members for almost ten years at the end of the 19th century. Collection consists of diaries of J. Anne Bense and Evangeline... more
Peyton, Bernard, 1826-1906
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2395
76 leaves, 29 cm; 76 leaves, 29 cm
Bernard Peyton (1826-1906) of Charlottesville, Virginia and San Francisco, California, was an American businessman and entrepreneur. Bernard Peyton letters, 1856 June-1857 April, in typescript carbon copy, consist of eighteen letters written... more
Durand, A. B. (Asher Brown), 1796-1886
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 865
2 linear feet (6 boxes and 1 v.)
Asher Brown Durand (1796-1886), the American engraver and painter, began his career as the pupil and partner of Peter Maverick. After 1835 Durand devoted himself to painting, producing figure pieces, portraits and then landscapes. He and Thomas... 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.
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
Fitzpatrick, James Benedict, 1881-1964
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1019
4.4 linear feet (11 boxes)
James Benedict Ossory Fitzpatrick (1881-1964), an English author, teacher, journalist, and editor, worked for the London Daily Mail and wrote for various journals. His pro-Irish and anti-British views led to the publication of two histories of... more
Rockafellar, Harry, 1840-1875
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 17944
.2 linear feet (1 box)
Harry Rockafellar (1840-1875) was an American merchant, Civil War veteran, and commanding Colonel of the 71st Regiment, New York State National Guard, from 1869 to 1872. Harry Rockafellar was the son of Mary M. and Asa J. Rockafellar of... more
Peters, Henry Hunter
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2391
.3 linear feet (2 boxes, 9 v.)
Henry Hunter Peters, merchant and farmer, had a mercantile business in California and then farmed in Southboro, Mass. Collection consists of diaries, correspondence, accounts, lectures, photographs, and printed matter. Diaries, 1850-1856, describe... more
Carter, George H., 1874-1948
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 483
4.5 linear feet (6 boxes)
George Henry Carter (1874-1948) served as U.S. Government Printer from 1921 to 1934. As head of the Government Printing Office (GPO) he was a crusader against waste and corruption. Before assuming that position he had been a journalist and... 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
Gabrial, Jan
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 6096
1.3 linear feet (4 boxes)
Janine Lowry Singer (1911-2001), whose pen name was Jan Gabrial, was the first wife of British author Malcolm Lowry (1909-1957). An aspiring writer herself, her papers include correspondence, journals, manuscripts, photographic negatives, and... more
Libbey, Laura Jean, 1862-1924
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1750
1.23 linear feet (6 volumes)
Laura Jean Libbey was a popular American author of romance novels. She kept these journals (6 vols.) from 1892-1903 during tours through Europe, Egypt, the West Indies, and Bermuda. The journals include information on Florence, Genoa, Naples,... more
Johnson, Laura Winthrop, 1824-1889
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1573
.2 linear feet (1 box)
Laura Winthrop Johnson (1825-1889) was an American author. Collection consists of Johnson's correspondence, poems and newsclippings. Correspondence concerns family affairs, literary matters, travel in Europe, and current events.
Phelps, J. W. (John Wolcott), 1813-1885
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2399
John Wolcott Phelps (1813-1885) was a graduate of West Point, Brigadier General in the U.S. Army, and the presidential candidate of the anti-Masonic American Party in 1880. The collection consists of his correspondence, writings on politics and... more
Hayden, Levi
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1364
.84 linear feet (4 volumes)
Levi Hayden was a marine engineer from New York City. In these diaries, he describes his service with the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron under Admiral Samuel Phillips Lee; other military actions in the United States Civil War; his work and... more
Webster, William G. (William Greenleaf), 1805-1869
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3259
3.5 linear feet (9 boxes)
William Greenleaf Webster (1805-1869), an American editor and publisher, was the son of lexicographer Noah Webster. He participated in the editing, publication and sale of his father's dictionaries and other books. Collection consists of... more
Kent, William, 1858-1910
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1637
.3 linear feet (1 box)
William Kent (1858-1910), a New York City lawyer, was the great-grandson of James Kent (1763-1847) who was Chancellor of New York. Collection consists of correspondence, press releases, diary, memorabilia, and scrapbook relating to the lives of... more
Rosenthal, Virginia
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2631
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
Diary titled Places I Have Visited, kept by Virigina Rosenthal while on a trip through England, France, Switzerland, Gremany, and Holland. Describes scenery and points of interest. 146 pages, filled in irregularly