Found 46 collections related to Europe -- Description and travel

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
Hardy, Robin, 1952-1995
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 4806
15 linear feet (37 boxes, 1 oversized folder)
The papers reflect the personal life and career of Robin Hardy, Canadian-born gay activist, writer and editor of action/adventure fiction who emigrated to the United States from Canada in 1984. The papers consist of Hardy's personal and family... 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
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
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
Haste, Gwendolen
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1349
3 linear feet (8 boxes)
Gwendolen Haste (1889-1979) was an American poet. She wrote poems and short stories, worked in public relations at the General Foods Corporation from 1926 to 1954, and was active in the Poetry Society of America. She won the Nation Poetry Prize in... more
Lydenberg, Harry Miller, 1874-1960
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1821
23.2 linear feet (55 boxes, 1 volume, 1 oversized folder)
Harry Miller Lydenberg (1874-1960) was an American librarian, scholar, and the third director of the New York Public Library, from 1934 to 1941. His work for the library spanned nearly forty years. The collection dates from 1892 to 1961 and... 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
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
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
Broadley, Fanny, fl. 1842
Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle | Pforz MS
2 volumes
Fanny Broadley was probably born in England, ca. 1820, one of four sisters. She married Henry Burrows (to whom she refers intermittently in her diaries); they had four daughters, Lucy, Constance, Mary Alice, and Dorothy. Travel diaries kept by... 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
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
Denslow, Dwight B
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 772
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
Dwight B. Denslow and his wife, Louise A. Denslow, kept this diary during travels by sea and land between November 9, 1861-July 1, 1862. They toured Europe, the Mediterranean, Egypt and the Holy Lands, sailing from Brooklyn, New York. Entries... more
Dwight family
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 874
.5 linear feet (2 boxes, 2 microfilm reels)
Among the notable members of the Dwight family of Connecticut were: Timothy Dwight (1752-1817), a Congregational minister and president of Yale College; Theodore Dwight (1764-1846), a lawyer, editor and author; Theodore Dwight, Jr. (1796-1866),... 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
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
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
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.
Finley, John H. (John Huston), 1863-1940
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1000
105 linear feet (168 boxes)
Collection contains correspondence, addresses and speeches, writings, diaries, miscellaneous papers, photographs, and printed matter that document Finley's varied career. Correspondence, 1892-ca.1939 reflects his professional activities,... 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
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
Butler family
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssColl NYGB 18243
32.1 linear feet (77 boxes, 1 oversized folder)
The Butler, Huntington, Smith, Cooke, and Clinch families were united through intermarriage and included prominent lawyers, architects, doctors, judges, politicians, scientists, and land owners hailing from New York City, Long Island, Boston,... 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
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