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Guide to the Administrative Records of the Chancellor Office, 1827-1890 RG 3.0.1

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Descriptive Summary

 
Title: Records of the Office of the Chancellor
Dates [inclusive]: 1827-1890
Quantity: 7.0 linear feet 7.0 linear feet
Call Phrase: RG 3.0.1

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Historical Note

This collection includes materials from the office of the chancellor, the highest administrative office at New York University at the time, dating from the founding of the unversity.

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Scope and Content Note

The records include correspondence concerning the founding of the University with outlines of founding principles, reports on the different plans necessary for organization, subscription book and lists, charter and act of incorporation, council minutes, reports of the University Committees, address to the citizens of New York concerning the University's relationship to Columbia College, convention addresses, inaugural address of Chancellor James M. Mathews, invitations to meetings and conventions, bills and receipts, 1827-1831. Correspondents include John Delafield, Albert Gallatin, Thomas H. Gallaudet, Moran Lewis, Francis Lieber, James M. Mathews, Myndert Van Schaik, and Jonathan M. Wainwright.

Also included is material about the original University building at Washington Square constructed in 1835, with the deed of sale for Washington Square property, requests for work on the building, minutes of the Building Committee, estimates for construction, specifications and descriptions, laying of the cornerstone, and bills and receipts,1833-1836. Correspondents include John Delafield, Seth Geer, Valentine Mott, Dr W. B. Sprague, Samuel Thomson, and the architectural firm of Town, Davis & Dakin.

University financial records include subscription lists, loan and mortgage agreements, fire insurance policies, resolutions about a system of finance for the University, library fees, graduation fees, reports on scholarships, scholarship forms, lists of paying students, professorial endowments, professorial salaries, commencement expenses, bank book, reports and published statements of the Finance Committee, correspondence from the firm of Ward & Ogden concerning the rental of floors in University Building to merchants, estimates for renovations and alterations to University Building, Alumni endowment fund record, payment of salaries in funded coupons, and bills and receipts, 1830-1882.

In addition, the records contain the Chancellor's annual reports to the Council, reports to Regents of the University of the State of New York, committee reports, departmental reports, report of Committee on Elections, reports of honorary degrees, Council minutes, grade sheets, merit book, degrees granted with lists of recipients, resolutions by alumni, applications and testimonials about German professorships, newspaper articles about the University, and printed material issued by the University, 1830-1888.

Of particular interest in the records are the following: an original subscription book; a letter from Gallatin to Delafield (Jan. 10, 1831) expressing his views on the University; a letter from James Milnor discussing the "religious dimension" of the University (Feb. 10, 1835); Benjamin F. Butler and James M. Mathews correspondence concerning the founding of the law school in 1835; Charles Butler correspondence with Mathews from Albany concerning state propriation; letters from Samuel F. B. Morse complaining about conditions in University Building (Feb. and April, 1836); a report concerning the establishment of the Medical faculty (January 1837); letters and reports about the faculty controversy of 1838; tenants agreements for the University building (Oct. 1, 1849); a petition requesting the dismissal of Professor George Anthon (March 1851); rules of order and discipline, 1853; commencement costs for the class of 1854 (March 6, 1854); letter concerning Morse's telegraphic invention (Oct. 4, 1854); printed list of professors and instructors for 1857-1858; a plan for the reorganiztion of the Law School in 1858; an annotated catalog of the University for 1859-1860 from Chancellor Isaac Ferris' desk; letter from Regents regarding military organization during the Civil War (1862); class cards for the Medical School, 1864-1865; Benjamin Abbott's views on legal instruction at the University (Jul. 8, 1864); proposed course of Law study and reorganization of the Law faculty (Aug. 3, 1864); John W. Draper's report on the Medical School fire (May 25, 1866); a letter from George Comfort to Chancellor Ferris about scholarly societies (Jun. 1, 1868); a letter from John Draper to Howard Crosby about a meeting to discuss the reorganization of the University, July 22, 1870; a plan for the Departments of Science and Arts, June 22, 1871; lecture notices for free education programs, 1871-1872; correspondence with the Royal College of Surgeons, April and June 1876; and printed material of the Council, faculty, and administration pertaining to the "Crisis of 1881."

Additional correspondents include Henry Martyn Baird, Benjamin F. Butler, Charles Butler, Thomas Clarke, Howard Crosby, Henry E. Davies, Henry Draper, John W. Draper, Isaac Ferris, Theodore Frelinghuysen, Alfred H. Guernsey, John Hall, Joseph Henry, David R. Jaques, M. K. Jesup, John Taylor Johnston, Elias Loomis, Benjamin N. Martin, William R. Martin, Cyrus Mason, James McCosh, John Mulligan, William C. Noyes, James Parton, Noah Porter, Whitelaw Reid, T. Addison Richards, James Tallmadge, Henry P. Tappan, John Torrey, Henry Tuckerman, W. S. Tyler, and Henry Vethake.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged chronologically.

This collection is organized as one series.

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Delafield, John
  • Gallatin, Albert, 1761-1849
  • Gallaudet, T. H., (Thomas Hopkins), 1787-1851
  • Lewis, Morgan, 1754-1844
  • Lieber, Francis, 1800-1872
  • Mathews, J.M., (James McFarlane), 1785-1870
  • Mott, Valentine, 1785-1865
  • Thomson, Samuel, 1769-1843
  • Wainwright, Jonathan Mayhew, 1792-1854

Document Type

  • Bills.
  • Clippings (information artifacts)
  • Correspondence.
  • Minutes.
  • Receipts (financial records).
  • vouchers.

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Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Institutional records of New York University are closed for a period of 20 years from the date of their creation (the date on which each document was written). Board of Trustees records are similarly closed for 35 years from the date of creation. The opening date for files spanning several years will be 20 years from the most recent date. Access will be given to material already 20 years old contained within a collection that is not yet open when such material can be isolated from the rest of the collection.

Materials related to personnel, faculty grievances, job searches and all files with information that falls under the University's Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) policy are permanently restricted.

Use Restrictions

Some materials may be restricted. Permission to publish materials must be obtained in writing from the:
New York University Archives
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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form: Identification of item, date (if known); Records of the Office of the Chancellor; RG 3.0.1; box number; folder number; New York University Archives, New York University Libraries.

Related Material at the New York University Archives

Reproduction of ALS, from T. Dwight to Thomas H. Gallaudet, dated: February 1, 1831. Located in Thomas H. Gallaudet biographical file. Reproduction courtesy of Kenneth S. Rothschild.

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Container List


Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Letters from the Reverend James M. Mathews
1827
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Invitations to meeting to consider establishment of the University
1830 Jan. 4
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Petition of the New University
1830 Jan. 25
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Invitation to Meeting Re: Establishment of the University
1830 Sept. 25
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Report of Committee on the Plan of Organization for the University
Box: 1 Folder : 6 An address to the citizens of New York on the claims of Columbia College and the New University to their patronage (reaction of Columbia College)
1830 Jan. 20
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Reaction of Columbia College
1830 Jan.-1830 Feb.
Box: 1 Folder : 8 Funding of Columbia College
1830
Box: 1 Folder : 9 Dr. Jonathan M. Wainwright's subscription book (note indicates: see Standing Committee minutes, Feb. 15, 1830)
1830 Jan. 25
Box: 1 Folder : 10 Letters, John Delafield to Mathews; John Gibson to Mathews, Wainwright, and Delafield
1830 July. 13
Box: 1 Folder : 11 Letter, John B. Gibson to Mathews
1830 Sept. 8
Box: 1 Folder : 12 Invitations to Literary Convention of 1830
1830 Sept. 10
Box: 1 Folder : 13 William C. Woodbridge correspondence including responses to invitation to meet and other matters
1831 Jan. 31
Box: 1 Folder : 14 Thomas H. Gallaudet to mathews including response to invitation to mee and other matters.
1830 Sept. 17
Box: 1 Folder : 15 Henry E. Dwight to Delafield with response to invitation to meet and other matters
1830 Sept. 17
Box: 1 Folder : 16 Samuel H. Turner to Mathews with response to invitation to meeting; Jared Sparks to Mathews, Wainwright and Delafield letters
Sept. 23
Box: 1 Folder : 17 Albert Gallatin to Delafield concerning assistance
1830 Sept. 28
Box: 1 Folder : 18 Benjamin Silliman to Mathews, response and other matters
1830 Oct. 4
Box: 1 Folder : 19 J. Irvine [?] to Mathews, Wainwright, Gallatin, and Delafield: response to invitation
1830 Oct. 5
Box: 1 Folder : 20 R. Emmett [?] to Delafield, declining an offer
1830 Oct. 6
Box: 1 Folder : 21 Edward Robinson to Mathews, on printed notice of prospectus of Repository of Biblical Literature; response to invitation
1830 Oct. 7
Box: 1 Folder : 22 Nathaniel Chauncey to Mathews, Wainwright, and Delafield: response to invitation
1830 Oct. 8
Box: 1 Folder : 23 Francis Leiber to Wainwright, Mathews, Gallatin, and Delafield: response to invitation
1830 Oct. 8
Box: 1 Folder : 24 Edward Everett to Mathews, Wainwright, and Delafield: response to invitation
1830 Oct. 9
Box: 1 Folder : 25 F. R. Hassler response to invitation
1830 Oct. 12
Box: 1 Folder : 26 Roger Sherman response with note on founding University
1830 Oct. 12
Box: 1 Folder : 27 Printed list of subscribers
1830 Oct. 13
Box: 1 Folder : 28 List of subscribers as of Oct 13, 1830 (prepared by Dr. Jones)
1830 Oct. 13
Box: 1 Folder : 29 Typescript and manuscript lists of subscribers
1830
Box: 1 Folder : 30 Letter, Wainwright to Delafield
1830 Oct. 13
Box: 1 Folder : 31 Election of First Council, certified
1830 Oct. 13-1830 Oct. 15
Box: 1 Folder : 32 Council Minutes (handwritten)
1830 Oct 13-Dec
Box: 1 Folder : 33 Letter, Hon. T. Grimhe to Mathews, response to invitation
1830 Oct. 14
Box: 1 Folder : 34 Henry Vethake to Mathews
1830 Oct. 15
Box: 1 Folder : 35 I. Chaplin to Mathews
1830 Oct. 15
Box: 1 Folder : 36 Myndert Van Schaick to Delafield, response with note about the founding of the University
1830 Oct. 15
Box: 1 Folder : 37 Francis Lieber to John Delafield
1830 Oct. 15
Box: 1 Folder : 38 Dr. Eliphalet Nott (Union College) to Mathews
1830 Oct. 16
Box: 1 Folder : 39 Moses Stuart to Committee
1830 Oct. 18
Box: 1 Folder : 40 Council Minutes of the first meeting of the Council of the University
1830 Oct. 18
Box: 1 Literary Convention replies, from those unable to attend (no significant comments)
1830 Oct. 20
Box: 1 Folder : 43 Jared Sparks to Delafield, about sketch of organization of Harvard College
1830 Nov. 1
Box: 1 Folder : 44 Joseph Leo Wolf to Delafield, about account of German Universities
1830 Nov. 2
Box: 1 Folder : 45 Francis Lieber to Delafield, his view as a foreigner to the convention
1830 Nov. 3
Box: 1 Folder : 46 Gallatin to Delafield, about speaking at Convention
1830 Nov. 8
Box: 1 Folder : 47 William R. Keating to Delafield, about address at Convention
1830 Nov. 15
Box: 1 Folder : 48 Roswell Park to John Delafield
1830 Nov. 30
Box: 1 Folder : 49 Thomas H. Gallaudet to Delafield
1830 Dec. 27
Box: 1 Folder : 50 Founding materials include: printed notice of particulars of principles on which the University was established, printed notice to fellow citizens on a more detailed exposition of the manner in which the founding principles were to be carried out; letter from Dr. Wainwright on learning seminary, Delafield's outline of the NYU program; letter from Horatio Gatso Spofford to editors at Courier and Enquirer; letter from Moran Lewis to Delafield and Van Schaick about money subscribed to the University; printed notice of statement of general principles upon which the Univeristy is to be established and with the conditions upon which patronage and subscriptions are to be solicited; and one letter to Delafield, and one from D.H. Mahon; printed "A Letter to the Editor of Courier and Enquirer in reply to that paper on the College Question."
1830
Box: 1 Folder : 51 Report of a Committee on the Plan of Organization for the University of the City of New York
Box: 1 Folder : 52 Letters, Watson Webb to Delafield about printing office; Mathews to Delafield
1830?
Box: 1 Folder : 53 Receipts for capital stock
1831 Jan. 3
Box: 1 Folder : 54 Gallatin to Delafield (presumably the earlier of two letters to Delafield written on the same day)
1831 Jan. 10
Box: 1 Folder : 55 Gallatin to Delafield (presumably the latter of two letters to Delafield written on the same day), photocopy (See: Box 14, folder 1 for original)
1831 Jan. 10
Box: 1 Folder : 56 Gallatin to Delafield
1831 Jan. 12
Box: 1 Folder : 57 An act incorporating the University of the City of New York, handwritten, amended and adopted on this date; an amendment to this act
1831 Jan. 20
Box: 1 Folder : 58 Moran Lewis to New York State Legislature, original not dated (memorial was adopted at Council meeting on this date); Francis Lieber to Delafield, about receiving report of the Literary Convention (See: Box 14, folder 2)
Jan. 28
Box: 2 Folder : 1 Charles L. Livingston to Delafield
1831 Feb. 14
Box: 2 Folder : 2 Gallatin to Delafield
1831 Feb. 16
Box: 2 Folder : 3 William Dunlap to Council, invitation to witness the mode of instruction in the Arts of Design in operation at the National Academy
1831 Feb. 21
Box: 2 Folder : 4 Letter
1831 Mar. 7
Box: 2 Folder : 5 Charter and Statutes, Report of the Counci Committee on
1831 Apr. 18
Box: 2 Folder : 6 Charter, Act of Incorporation, copy of the Incorporation of the University of the City of New York (See: Box 14, folder 3)
1831 Apr. 18
Box: 2 Folder : 7 Report on University organization
1831 May. 24
Box: 2 Folder : 8 William A. Colman to Gallatin
1831 Jun. 17
Box: 2 Folder : 9 Resolutions adopted at meeting of Literary Convention
1831 Sept. 13
Box: 2 Folder : 10 Letters
1831 Jun.-1831 Sept.
Box: 2 Folder : 11 Literary Convention materials include: members invited, Council Minutes, communications about education in other institutions, and constitution of National Society of Science, Literature, and the Arts
Box: 2 Folder : 12 Report on expediency and advantages of establishing professorships of history in universities
1831 Nov. 5
Box: 2 Folder : 13 Same report as above in handwritten and typescript done by Jared Sparks, William C. Woodbridge, and Francis Lieber
1831
Box: 2 Folder : 14 University to William H. Buckley, possibly bill for legall services
Box: 2 Folder : 15 Letters about real estate at Washington Square and other matters (some correspondence in French)
1832 Jan -1832 Jun ,
Box: 2 Folder : 16 Miscellaneous
1832 Jan.
Box: 2 Folder : 17 Report of the Council Committee on Measures to open the University in October 1832
1832 Apr. 19
Box: 2 Folder : 18 Report of the Council Committee on the subject establishing of a professorship of Law
1832 May. 1
Box: 2 Folder : 19 Dr. James Milnor's address at the opening of the University
1832 Sept. 26
Box: 2 Folder : 20 Inaugural address of Chancellor James M. Mathews, handwritten original and printed copy as it appeared in his Recollections of Persons and Events chiefly in the City of New York being selections from his Journals (NY: Sheldon & Co., 1865)
Box: 2 Folder : 21 Extracts from letters of George W. Strong to his brother-in-law, John Nelson Lloyd, with reference to the University (typescript copies)
1832 Oct. 9
Box: 2 Folder : 22 Deed of sale of Washington Square property, Samuel Thomson to University; with preceding transactions
1832 Nov. 26
Box: 2 Folder : 23 Requests for work on University Building
1832-1840
Box: 2 Folder : 24 Valentine Mott to John Delafield
1832?-1838?
Box: 2 Folder : 25 Bill, Samuel Thomson re sale of Washington Square property
1833 Mar. 15
Box: 2 Folder : 26 Letter to Dr. Otis Pollard
1833 Apr. 7
Box: 2 Folder : 27 Stonework for original building contract between Robert Willse (?) agent and University; contract and prices for University building
1833 Apr. 24
Box: 2 Folder : 28 Estimates for construction of original building
1833 May. 9
Box: 2 Folder : 29 Correspondence from Dr. [?] Sprague
1833 May. 18
Box: 2 Folder : 30 Ithiel [?] Town, building estimate; Copy of survey site for University Building (See: Box 14, folder 4)
Box: 2 Folder : 31 Specifications and description of original building (printed copy)
Box: 2 Folder : 32 Articles of agreement between University and builder Seth Geer; also correspondence and carpenter's estimate (See also: Box 14, folder 5)
1833 May. 13
Box: 2 Folder : 33 Construction bills for University building from Seth Geer
1833 June -1836 May ,
Box: 2 Folder : 34 Letter about the laying of the cornerstone and aims of the University
1833 Jul. 16
Box: 2 Folder : 35 Comment of founding of University (NY Mirror, Aug. 31, 1833 [?])
1833 Aug. 31
Box: 2 Folder : 36 The Sun
1833 Sept. 3
Box: 2 Folder : 37 Chancellor's Report
1833 Oct. 23
Box: 2 Folder : 38 Letter from Vethake, Milligan, and Torrey to Council and salaries (See: Box 14, folder 6)
1833 Nov 4-Nov 5
Box: 2 Folder : 39 Anonymous letter about University and about Chancellor Mathews
1833 Nov. 15
Box: 2 Folder : 40 Photocopy of bills from the architectural firm of Town, Davis & Dakin
1833 Nov-1834 Jul
Box: 2 Folder : 41 An Exposition of the Reasons for the Resignation of Some of the Professors in the University of the City of New York (printed)
1833 Nov. 21
Box: 2 Folder : 42 Correspondence about the controversty between the Chancellor and the faculty (Nov.); Report of the Council Election; correspondence from Mathews
1833 Nov. 4
Box: 2 Folder : 43 Correspondence with Seth Geer about University Building bills; Minute boo of the Building Committee (See Box 13, folder 1)
1833-1836 1833-1838
Box: 3 Folder : 1 Correspondence with Mathews about fees for the University; Report of the Committee of Advice (Feb. 4-April 1834); Communications from the Committee to promote the formation of a Central Seminary (Feb. 1, 1834); Report of the Building Committee (April 8, 1834); Internal Regulations of the University (Oct. 1834); letter from William Gaston
1834 Jan. -1834 Oct.
Box: 3 Folder : 2 Salisbury loan and mortgage; Report of Building Committee; Salisbury loan and mortgage (See: Box 14, folder 7)
1834 Feb.-1834 Jun.
Box: 3 Folder : 3 Baccalaureate address at University Commencement of 1834, by James M. Mathews, (original, transcript, and digest)
1834 Jul. 17
Box: 3 Folder : 4 Building Committee letters to Seth Geer
1834 Nov. 8
Box: 3 Folder : 5 Report of the Professor of Ancient Classical Languages (July 15) in Chancellor's Report
1834
Box: 3 Folder : 6 Bills and vouchers
1834
Box: 3 Folder : 7 Correspondence of James Milnor about the religious dimension of the University, its non-sectarianism Journal of Commerce (See: Box 14, folder 8)
1835 Feb. 10
Box: 3 Folder : 8 Correspondence from Abby Salisbury, of University, about court case
1835 May. 30
Box: 3 Folder : 9 Newspaper report of the meeting of the Council concerning the Law faculty
1835 Jun. 2
Box: 3 Folder : 10 Third annual commencement notes; Newspaper article about commencement (See: Box 14, folder 9) New York Daily Advertiser article about commencement (See: Box 14, folder 10)
Jul 16-18, 1835
Box: 3 Folder : 11 Winham contract, agreement for original building
1835 Oct. 9
Box: 3 Folder : 12 Organization of the Law Association
1835
Box: 3 Folder : 13 Miscellaneous correspondence with Mathews
1835
Box: 3 Folder : 14 Bill
1835
Box: 3 Folder : 15 Building Committee, surveying structure Samuel F. B. Morse, letter about conditions in University Building (See: Box 14, fldr. 11) Trustees to Samuel F. B. Morse, letter about damages to Morse's property (See: Box 14, fldr. 12)
Box: 3 Folder : 16 Samuel F.B. Morse, letter to Chancellor about conditions in University Building
1835 Apr. 30
Box: 3 Folder : 17 Agreement with builder about University Chapel; specifications of carpenter's work and platerer's work
1836 Jun. 14
Box: 3 Folder : 18 Arbitration bond between Seth Geer and University; arbitration bond and satisfaction with the university
1836 Aug. 24
Box: 3 Folder : 19 Specification for painting the central compartment of the ceiling in the university chapel
1836 Dec. 8
Box: 3 Folder : 20 Correspondence from superintendent to the Building Committee about the roof; correspondence about increase in salary and a library for the University; also annual course of instruction; council notice of election
1836
Box: 3 Folder : 21 Bills and vouchers (See also: Box 14, folder 13)
1836
Box: 3 Folder : 22 Agreement to delay payment to Seth Geer
1836 [?]
Box: 3 Folder : 23 Letter, Chancellor Mathews to New York State Legislature about establishing a Medical faculty at the University; Fire insurance policies (See: Box 14, folder 14)
1837 Jan. 7
Box: 3 Folder : 24 Subscription for mineral cabinet
Box: 3 Folder : 25 Boston Weekly Messenger clippings about the dedication of University building
1837 Jun. 8
Box: 3 Folder : 26 Plan of university building
1837 Jun. 10
Box: 3 Folder : 27 Newspaper clipping about commencement
1837 Jul. 20
Box: 3 Folder : 28 Certificate of honorary membership to the Philomathean Society; also invitation to anniversary
1837 Dec. 6
Box: 3 Folder : 29 Legislation about contract for stonework
1837 Dec 13-1838 Dec 5,
Box: 3 Folder : 30 Correspondence and reports including: Resolution about the Library, Feb.25; instructions to examine Dr. Milnor; Report of the President; Report on Organization of Sacred Literature; letter, Aug. 7, about the grammar school; Report of the Faculty to the Committee of Finance of Council to NYU; Report of Committee about the Medical Faculty; letter, Dec. 13, from William A. Norton; bills, May 26, for Building; letter, Aug. 18, about rental of rooms for Classical school
1837
Box: 3 Folder : 31 Bills and vouchers
1837
Box: 3 Folder : 32 Plan for Medical Faculty, report on organization, and plan as adopted
1838 Jan. 10
Box: 3 Folder : 33 Letter, Benjamin F. Butler to J. Tallmadge
1838 Feb. 9
Box: 3 Folder : 34 Mathews to C. Butler about legislation
1823 Feb 9-1838 Mar ,
Box: 3 Folder : 35 Bills receivable and payable
1838 Mar. 22
Box: 3 Folder : 36 Photocopy of Samuel F.B. Morse F.O.J. Smith
1838 Apr. 13
Box: 3 Folder : 37 Plan for Oriental languages
1838 May.
Box: 3 Folder : 38 Senior Class accounts (treasury)
Box: 3 Folder : 39 Report to Regents for year ending August 1838
1838 Aug.
Box: 3 Folder : 40 Subscriptions to NYU
1838 Sept. 11
Box: 3 Folder : 41 Student petitions concerning the Controversy of 1838
1838 Sept. 19
Box: 3 Folder : 42 Report of Committee of Council on Controversy of 1838
1838 Sept. 27
Box: 3 Folder : 43 Letter, Benjamin Butler to Charles Butler, about political views and University "warfare"
1838 Oct. 4
Box: 3 Folder : 44 Exposition for Council, on Controversy of 1838
Box: 3 Folder : 45 Manuscript copy of appendix to History of the Controversy, partly by William C. Noyes [?]
1838 Nov.
Box: 3 Folder : 46 Controversy of 1838
1838 Dec 12-1839 Mar 1,
Box: 3 Folder : 47 Newspaper clipping about conditions at the University and early history
1838 Dec.
Box: 4 Folder : 1 Samuel Reed to NYU; NY Supreme Court
1838
Box: 4 Bills and vouchers; schlolarship forms, from a book of certificate forms showing various kinds of receipts for contributions toward scholarship (See: Box 13, folder 2)
1838
Box: 4 Folder : 4 Testimony in favor of Dr. Paine; Correspondence including: letter from Archibald Maclay, Assistant Secretary, concerning a resolution of the NYU system of finance; letter from Prof. B. Patton, Librarian, about suggestions for raising library fee, request for salary to be fixed by Council, and resignation from position as Librarian; letter from George N. Schuyler, about library job; letter from Prof. Tappan concerning dues; also Report of the Committee on several Faculties, Report of the Committee on Medical Faculty, Report of the Committee on the Library, and a remonstrance of the senior class against vacating the chair of Natural Philosophy.
1838
Box: 4 Folder : 5 Report of Finance Committee on Scholar- ships; Charles Butler letter of resig- nation from the Chair of Committee on Finance; Report of Committee appointed on communications of Chancellor and Faculty of the University; Report of the Committee on communications of Chancellor and students of University
1838
Box: 4 Folder : 6 Report to Regents
1838-1839
Box: 4 Folder : 7 Medical Faculty rent proposals and agreements
1839 Jan. 9
Box: 4 Folder : 8 Council minutes
1839 Jan. 18
Box: 4 Folder : 9 List of life scholarships held in the University
1839 Feb. 1
Box: 4 Folder : 10 Report of President on completion of mortgage
1839 Feb. 4
Box: 4 Folder : 11 Memorial of professors and decision of the Regents about the Controversy of 1838
1839 Feb. 8
Box: 4 Folder : 12 Resignation of a professor (no name given)
1839 Feb. 9
Box: 4 Folder : 13 Correspondence
1839 Mar. 14
Box: 4 Folder : 14 Petition from shareholders of the City of New York concerning the Controversy of 1838
1839 Apr. 8
Box: 4 Folder : 15 Memorial of the Council to State Senate, manuscript of William C. Noyes
1839 Apr. 15
Box: 4 Folder : 16 Photocopies of letters to Prof. Proudfit from Robert Kelly including a sketch of the history of the Regent of the University concerning the Controversy of 1838
1839 Apr. 26
Box: 4 Folder : 17 W.C. Noyes notes of investigation, handwritten, and a copy and typed transcript of part of these notes with a partial transcription by Theodore F. Jones, concerning the Con- troversy of 1838
1839 Apr. 26
Box: 4 Folder : 18 Report of the Committee on the election of members of Common Council of the City
May.
Box: 4 Folder : 19 Dr. Mathews' final account
1839 Jun. 1
Box: 4 Folder : 20 Photocopy of article in New-York Commercial Advertiser on the inauguration of Mr. Frelinghuysen (See: Box 14, foler 16 for original)
1839 Jun. 7
Box: 4 Folder : 21 Article in NY Daily Express about NYU
1839 June. 10
Box: 4 Folder : 22 William H. Seward to William C. Noyes about University's State Prison debt
1839 July. 2
Box: 4 Folder : 23 Class of 1839
1839 July. 13
Box: 4 Folder : 24 Invitation to Public Schools to sent student to Commencement
July.
Box: 4 Folder : 25 William Seward (?) to George Griswold 1839
1839 Sept. 18
Box: 4 Folder : 26 B. Butler to Council
1839 Sept. 24
Box: 4 Folder : 27 University to Prof. L.L. DaPonte
1839 Oct. 1
Box: 4 Folder : 28 Chancellor's Report
1839 Oct. 30
Box: 4 Folder : 29 Controversy over the resignation of Mathews
1839
Box: 4 Folder : 30 Notices of trial
1839
Box: 4 Folder : 31 Bills and vouchers
1839
Box: 4 Folder : 32 Correspondence including: letter from John W. Draper letter to Chairman of the commettee of Free Scholarships; Reports including: Report of Instructors of the Annual University Regulations and Medical Faculty Building; also Memorials of the Committee of Council to Senate; correspondence re payment of debts and faculty compensation
1839
Box: 4 Folder : 33 Professors' petition to Senate concerning the Controversy of 1838
1839 [?]
Box: 4 Folder : 34 William Kent to President of Council
1840 Mar. 12
Box: 4 Folder : 35 Photocopy of Class of 1844 list [?]
1840 Sept. 21
Box: 4 Folder : 36 Bills and vouchers
1840
Box: 4 Folder : 37 Literary Societies' Communication to the Council about the Annual Report to Regents; Report of the Chancellor on Number of Undergraduates; also miscellaneous correspondence; grade sheet of Prof. Henry; invitation to attend Annual Oration before the Literary Societies
1840
Box: 4 Folder : 38 NY physicians recommendation of Dr. Bedford
1840 [?]
Box: 5 Folder : 1 Correspondence about Historical Society Library from Dr. Frederic DePeyster
1841 May. 22
Box: 5 Folder : 2 Chancellor's Report
1841 Oct. 27
Box: 5 Folder : 3 Grade sheets
1841 Dec.
Box: 5 Folder : 4 Medical Faculty Reports; also miscellaneous correspondence
1841
Box: 5 Folder : 5 Class of 1844 list, photocopy of Class Merit Book of University
1841-1844
Box: 5 Folder : 6 Correspondence of the Law Department's Benjamin Butler to Council about inaugural address
1842 Jan. 25
Box: 5 Folder : 7 Grade sheets; grade sheet of Prof. Henry
Mar.
Box: 5 Folder : 8 List of paying students
1842 Sept. 14
Box: 5 Folder : 9 Chancellor's Report
1842 Oct. 26
Box: 5 Folder : 10 Lists of paying and scholarship students
1842 Nov. 30
Box: 5 Folder : 11 Mason Endowed Professorship
1842 Dec. 17
Box: 5 Folder : 12 Miscellaneous correspondence
1842
Box: 5 Folder : 13 Report to Regents
1842-1843
Box: 5 Folder : 14 Grade sheets
Mar.
Box: 5 Folder : 15 Chancellor's Report
1843 Oct. 25
Box: 5 Folder : 16 Photocopy of report of the Medical Department Faculty to Gov. Bouck (Original at the NY Hospital-Cornell Medical Center Archives)
1843 Dec. 18
Box: 5 Folder : 17 Report of the Committee on Leading Scholarships, Report of Committee on Professor's salaries, also miscellaneous correspondence; Council resolutions, committee report, letters
1843
Box: 5 Folder : 18 Class reports
Mar.
Box: 5 Folder : 19 Degrees, 1844; also Chancellor's Report of the Senior Class in Moral Philosophy; invitation to attend Anniversary Celebration of the Eucleian Society; miscellaneous correspondence
1844
Box: 5 Folder : 20 Chancellor's Report of Senior Class, correspondence of Medical Faculty, list of medical graduates and 1845 degrees granted, Report on scholarships; student petitions, letter
Box: 5 Folder : 21 Photocopy of note in NY Tribune about instruction in art (See: Box 14, folder 17 for original)
1846 Mar. 30
Box: 5 Folder : 22 Correspondence from W.B. Post
1846 May. 27
Box: 5 Folder : 23 Annual report of Chancellor to Council
1846 Oct. 28
Box: 5 Folder : 24 Council Minutes, list of Medical Graduate degrees, resolutions of Faculty of Science and Letters, and miscellaneous correspondence; student petitions, Tallmadge's resignation, bill and vouchers
1846
Box: 5 Folder : 25 Letter from Gardiner Spring to Legislature of NY
1847 Feb. 6
Box: 5 Folder : 26 Rebuttal of charges made by James Tallmadge (from NY Daily Tribune)
1847 May. 5
Box: 5 Folder : 27 Correspondence from Frelinghuysen; letter, bills and vouchers
1847
Box: 5 Folder : 28 Report to Regents; Reports on instruction, full report missing
1847-1848
Box: 5 Folder : 29 Report of Medical Faculty to Council of University
1848
Box: 5 Folder : 30 Print-out from microfilm of Charles Lanman papers (letter from T. Addison Richards to Charles Lanman about death of artist Thomas Cole)
1848 Feb. 14
Box: 5 Folder : 31 Letter from Frelinghuysen to Charles M. Tomkins
1849 Jan. 2
Box: 5 Folder : 32 Commencement exercises of June 27, 1849 described in unidentified newspaper; and Charles Butler statement on progress of University
1849 Jun. 27
Box: 5 Folder : 33 Tenant's agreement for University Building
1849 Oct. 1
Box: 5 Folder : 34 Flyer concerning subscription
1849 Nov. 26
Box: 5 Folder : 35 Chancellor's Report (full report missing)
1849
Box: 5 Folder : 36 Correspondence and reports about Prof. C. Mason
1849
Box: 5 Folder : 37 Correspondence of Charles Butler concerning debt
1850 Feb. 22
Box: 5 Folder : 38 Charles Butler memorandum (with notes)
Box: 5 Folder : 39 Endowed professorships
1850 Mar. 13
Box: 5 Folder : 40 Financial statement
1850 Oct.
Box: 5 Folder : 41 Correspondence including a letter from Draper to Noyes; resolutions adopted at annual meeting of Association of Alumni; financial statement of the University as prepared by Prof. Johnson, Assistant Treasurer; bill
Box: 5 Folder : 42 William R. Martin to Chancellor Ferris?
Box: 5 Folder : 43 Van Schaick to C. Butler
1850-1851
Box: 5 Folder : 44 Petition requesting dismissal of George Anthon
Box: 5 Folder : 45 Private circular from Medical Faculty to members of Council about graduation fees; memorial of medical faculty to Council asking to be relieved from paying graduation fees to University; and correspondence
1851
Box: 5 Folder : 46 Resolutions of Council; copy of S.F.B. Morse letter to E. Loomis (original Morse letter at Yale)
1851-1852
Box: 5 Folder : 47 Correspondence to Ferris about appointment
1852 Jan. 5
Box: 5 Folder : 48 Published statement of Finance Committee
1852 Jun.
Box: 5 Folder : 49 Photocopy of a Memoranda of facts in relation to University service
1852 Oct.
Box: 5 Folder : 50 Photocopy of extract from Council Minutes about Ferris
1852 Nov. 24
Box: 5 Folder : 51 Photocopy of notice of Ferris' election
1852 Dec. 10
Box: 5 Folder : 52 Photocopy of Ferris' remarks on accepting appointment
1852 Dec.
Box: 5 Folder : 53 Correspondence; letters, financial report, lists
1852
Box: 5 Folder : 54 Report of Council to Regents
1852-1853
Box: 5 Folder : 55 Lists of professorships or other office held and salary; student list from Prof. Crosby, Clerk of Faculty; lists of faculty courses and reports by faculty of J.W. Draper to W.C. Noyes
1852-1853
Box: 5 Folder : 56 Letter regarding adoptions at a Council meeting
1853 Jan. 5
Box: 5 Folder : 57 Ferris' address at public meeting (from NY Herald)
Box: 5 Folder : 58 Bills and vouchers
1853 Mar. 8
Box: 5 Folder : 59 Photocopy of commencement article in NY Herald (See: Box 14, folder 18 for original)
1853 Jun. 30
Box: 5 Folder : 60 Ferris to Council about issues acted upon at Council meeting
1853 Sept. 26
Box: 5 Folder : 61 National Magazine-Education
1853 Sept.
Box: 5 Folder : 62 Ferris' notes about George Adler
Box: 5 Folder : 63 Photocopy listing of "Philosophic Instruments Stolen"
1853 Oct. 6
Box: 5 Folder : 64 Flyer with Ferris reference to Evening Faculty
1853 Oct.
Box: 6 Folder : 1 Printed sheet of rules of order and discipline; University financial matters, committee reports, Ferris' regulation from Dutch Reform Church
1853
Box: 6 Folder : 2 Correspondence
1853 Jan.-1853 Jun.
Box: 6 Folder : 3 Correspondence
1853 Jul.-1853 Dec.
Box: 6 Folder : 4 Report to Regents
1853-1854
Box: 6 Folder : 5 Bills and vouchers
1853-1854
Box: 6 Folder : 6 S.F.B. Morese to Myndert Van Schaick
1854 Jan. 19
Box: 6 Folder : 7 Commencement lists for class of 1854
1854 Mar. 6
Box: 6 Folder : 8 German professorships, applications and testimonies
1854 Mar -1855
Box: 6 Folder : 9 S.F.B. Morse to Chancellor Ferris (oversize box 14, folder 21)
1854 Apr. 17
Box: 6 Folder : 10 Ferris' notes about the janitor
Box: 6 Folder : 11 Article from NY Daily Tribune about Literary Societies
1854 Jun. 26
Box: 6 Folder : 12 Commencement expenses
1854 Jun. 28
Box: 6 Folder : 13 Photocopies of invitations to Open House
1854 Sept. 10
Box: 6 Folder : 14 Telegraphic Development
Box: 6 Folder : 15 Article from NY Daily Times about Medical Department opening
1854 Oct. 16
Box: 6 Folder : 16 Photocopy of NY Mirror article about the University
1854 Nov. 10
Box: 6 Folder : 17 Correspondence
1854
Box: 6 Folder : 18 Correspondence with Ferris
1854
Box: 6 Folder : 19 Miscellaneous material relating to Ferris administration
1854
Box: 6 Folder : 20 Report to Regents
1854-1855
Box: 6 Folder : 21 Bills and vouchers
1854-1855
Box: 6 Folder : 22 Miscellaneous; clippings, council resolutions, statistics on enrollment and income, notes
1854-1855
Box: 6 Folder : 23 Photocopies of Resolutions of Alumni concerning Ferris
1855 Jun. 27
Box: 6 Folder : 24 Correspondence including: ordination testimonial from Belfast Presbyterian, letters about honorary degrees, letter from Mason about honorary degree, and a memorial on behalf of Doctor of Music recommending Lowell Mason; clipping about University commencement, notes for a plan of union of the University and the Free Academy
1855
Box: 6 Folder : 25 Report to Regents
1855-1856
Box: 6 Folder : 26 Henry P. Tappan to Charles Butler
1856 Feb. 11
Box: 6 Folder : 27 Benjamin Butler correspondence about history of law instruction
1856 Jul. 8
Box: 6 Folder : 28 Joseph Henry to Isaac Ferris
1856 Oct. 29
Box: 6 Folder : 29 Chancellor's Report
1856
Box: 6 Folder : 30 Minutes of the Council
1856
Box: 7 Folder : 1 Bills and vouchers
1856
Box: 7 Folder : 2 Report of Medical Faculty to Council and correspondence including: letters from Elias Loomis and Howard Crosby; also printed working plan for the formation of a University; resolutions of the Board of Rutgers Female Institute, Grammar School Report, letters; note from Francisco Gonzales to Prof. Richard H. Bull regarding Diploma of Civil Engineering
1856
Box: 7 Folder : 3 Report to Regents
1856-1857
Box: 7 Folder : 4 Bills and vouchers
1856-1857
Box: 7 Folder : 5 Photocopy of letter from Elias Loomis to Isaac Ferris
1857 Jul. 24
Box: 7 Folder : 6 Chancellor's Report
1857 Oct. 26
Box: 7 Folder : 7 S.F.B. Morse to Isaac Ferris
1857 Nov. 17
Box: 7 Folder : 8 Minutes of Council
1857
Box: 7 Folder : 9 Medical Faculty minutes; Report of Finance Committee; Report of Committee on Elections; and correspondence
1857
Box: 7 Folder : 10 Report to Regents; photocopy of a printed list of professors and instructors at the University (See: Box 14, folder 19 for original)
1857-1858
Box: 7 Folder : 11 Bills and vouchers
1857-1858
Box: 7 Folder : 12 Greek studies
1857-1858
Box: 7 Folder : 13 Plan of the Law School
1858 May. 27
Box: 7 Folder : 14 Henry Tuckerman to Ferris
1858 Jun. 29
Box: 7 Folder : 15 Correspondence
1858 Jul. 28
Box: 7 Folder : 16 Chancellor's Report
1858 Oct.
Box: 7 Folder : 17 Photocopy of newspaper article on achievements of Chancellor Ferris
Box: 7 Folder : 18 J.W. Draper to Ferris The University Item, Vol. 1, no. 1 (See: LD 4, drawer 12)
Nov. 4
Box: 7 Folder : 19 Memorial of the Law Faculty concerning the Library; also correspondence; letters, clippings
1858
Box: 7 Folder : 20 Report of studies for the yera 1857-1858
1858
Box: 7 Folder : 21 Photocopy of message to the Class of 1839?
1859 Apr. 11
Box: 7 Folder : 22 A. Oakey Hall to Howard Crosby
1859 Aug. 1
Box: 7 Folder : 23 Ferris to Henry Baird
1859 Aug. 13
Box: 7 Folder : 24 R. Baird to Ferris concerning H. Baird
1859 Aug. 17
Box: 7 Folder : 25 Photocopy of advertisement of large Chapel
1859 Sept.
Box: 7 Folder : 26 Letter from Maurias Theophilus Aptonay [?]
1859 Oct. 1
Box: 7 Folder : 27 Correspondence including: letters from Prof. Howard Crosby, Charles Butler, and D. M. Halliday; receipts, clippings, announcement of space available in Univ. Hall, letter
1859
Box: 7 Folder : 28 Report to Regents (See also: Box 13, folder 4 for the Catalogue of the University of the City of New York, 1860, from the Chancellor's Desk)
1859-1860
Box: 7 Folder : 29 Bills and vouchers; receipts for faculty salaries
1859-1860
Box: 7 Folder : 30 List of Law Department Graduates
1859-1863
Box: 8 Folder : 1 Photocopy of letter from A. Boardman Lambert to Chancellor Ferris
1860 Jun. 19
Box: 8 Folder : 2 Photocopy of letter from Elias Loomis to Isaac Ferris
1860 Sept. 24
Box: 8 Folder : 3 Chancellor's Report
1860 Oct. 10
Box: 8 Folder : 4 Medical Faculty Minutes; Report of the Faculty of Law; and correspondence including letters from Faculty of Arts and Sciences to the Council of the University and correspondence of Frelinghuysen; letters of recommendation about Ferris for position of Provost at the University of Pennsylvania
1860
Box: 8 Folder : 5 Report to Regents
1860-1861
Box: 8 Folder : 6 Bills and vouchers (with information about salaries)
1860-1861
Box: 8 Folder : 7 Chancellor's Report
1861 Oct. 23
Box: 8 Folder : 8 Correspondence; list of names of students recommended for LL.B.; Report on Honorary Degree citations; and list of degrees conferred at the 1831 commencement
1861
Box: 8 Folder : 9 Report to Regents
1861-1862
Box: 8 Folder : 10 Bills and vouchers (with information about salaries) Regents' Reports for year ending Sept 1861 through year ending Sept 1869 (See: Box 13, folder 5)
1861-1862, 1861-1869
Box: 8 Folder : 11 Chancellor's Report
1862 Oct. 28
Box: 8 Folder : 12 Bills and vouchers (with information about salaries)
1862 Oct-1863 Oct
Box: 8 Folder : 13 Photocopy of S.F.B. Morse letter to Mrs. Alfred Vail
1862 Nov. 17
Box: 8 Folder : 14 Correspondence and Regents comments on Military organization; letters, Ferris' analysis of a book
1862
Box: 8 Folder : 15 Report to Regents
1862-1863
Box: 8 Folder : 16 Chancellor's Report
1863 Dec. 7
Box: 8 Folder : 17 List of names recommended for degree from the Law Department
1863
Box: 8 Folder : 18 Minutes of the Council
1863
Box: 8 Folder : 19 Bills and vouchers (with information about salaries)
1863
Box: 8 Folder : 20 Correspondence; Minutes of Medical 1863 Faculty Meeting; recommendations for special honorary degrees; and list of degrees to be conferred in 1864 by the Medical Faculty; letters
1863
Box: 8 Folder : 21 Report to Regents; Report on instruction (full report missing)
1863-1864
Box: 8 Folder : 22 Law Department lists of candidates for Bachelor of Laws
Mar.
Box: 8 Folder : 23 Law Department correspondence, resignation of Prof. Wedgewood, and Report of Committee to investigate Commencement
May. 11
Box: 8 Folder : 24 Correspondence of Abbott, Benjamin to Noyes which include views on legal instruction at University
1864 July. 8
Box: 8 Folder : 25 Report of the Committee to consider the condition of the Law Dept.; pro- posed course of law study; and Report on Committee on Reorganization of the Law Faculty
1864 Aug. 3
Box: 8 Folder : 26 Correspondence, John Johnston to William R. Martin
1864 Sept. 21
Box: 8 Folder : 27 Request from George J. Adler to use University Building for lecture
1864 Oct. 10
Box: 8 Folder : 28 Chancellor's Report
1864 Oct. 19
Box: 9 Folder : 1 Photocopy of printed report to the Regents
1864
Box: 8 Folder : 2 Bills and vouchers (with information about salaries)
1864
Box: 9 Folder : 3 Correspondence; list of degrees conferred by Medical Dept.; extracts from minutes of the Faculty (various meetins); Report of Committee on Honorary Degrees; list of awards and prizes at Commencement of 1864; letters
1864
Box: 9 Folder : 4 Report to Regents: Report on Instruction (full report missing)
1864-1865
Box: 9 Folder : 5 Class cards of the Medical School
1864-1865
Box: 9 Folder : 6 Facsimile of Alumni Committee fund raising letter signed by Howard Crosby, Henry M. Baird and R. Ogden Dormus (?)
1865 Jan. 15
Box: 9 Folder : 7 Letter of John W. Draper to Council
1865 Feb. 27
Box: 9 Folder : 8 Facsimile of Endowment Committee letter signed by John Taylor Johnston, John C. Green, James Brown, William E. Dodge, George Griswold, and William M. Vermilipe, Council members
1865 Mar. 20
Box: 9 Folder : 9 Letter of Thomas Clarke to Ferris
1865 Apr. 4
Box: 9 Folder : 10 Chancellor's Report
1865 Oct. 17
Box: 9 Folder : 11 Minutes of the Council
1865
Box: 9 Folder : 12 Bills and vounchers (with information about salaries)
1865
Box: 9 Folder : 13 Correspondence of William Van Norden, J.J. Stevenson, Tallmadge, H. Loomis, D. Gillette, Cornelius Roosevelt Duffie, Thomas S. Hastings, Thomas Evans, Andrew Stevenson, William Allen Butler, and Dr. Draper's letter about Medical Degrees
1865
Box: 9 Folder : 14 Report to Regents (full report missing) The University Item, N. 111 (Removed to LD4, Drawer 12)
1865-1866, Mar.1, 1866
Box: 9 Folder : 15 Draper Report about Medical School fire
1866 May. 25
Box: 9 Folder : 16 Chancellor's Report
1866 Oct. 16
Box: 9 Folder : 17 Loring Andrew's Gift
1866 Oct. 18
Box: 9 Folder : 18 Correspondence of J.W. Draper, George W. Bacon, Morris K. Jesup, Mr. Woolworth, F.A.P. Barnard, Edward Octavius Flagg, Charles D. Cleveland, and Elias Loomis; clippings announcing the new degree in engineering being conferred by the University, announcement of endowment
1866
Box: 9 Folder : 19 Law Department to the Council of the University on its condition
1866
Box: 9 Folder : 20 Minutes of the Council
1866
Box: 9 Folder : 21 Bills and vouchers (with information about salaries)
1866
Box: 9 Folder : 22 Report to Regents
1866-1867
Box: 9 Folder : 23 Law School Council report of those who will receive their degrees and lists of their names
1866-1867
Box: 9 Folder : 22 Report to Regents
1866-1867
Box: 9 Folder : 23 Law School Council report of those who will receive their degrees and lists of their names
1866-1867
Box: 9 Folder : 24 Letters of Alfred H. Guernsey to Ferris
May. 10
Box: 9 Folder : 25 Letter from T. Addison Richards to Ferris
1867 May. 24
Box: 9 Folder : 26 Correspondence including letters of George W. Clarke, Prof. Drisler, William R. Martin, George Griswold, Charles Butler, and Henry Draper; also resignation of Prof. J.W. Draper and nomination of Dr. H. Draper in the Medical Department; Medical Faculty communication; Treasurer's Report; Medical Faculty degrees; resignation of Prof. Cummings; list of Commencement awards; Report of Inspectors of Election; Report of Committee on Chancellor's recommendation; and Finance Committee Report; letter
1867
Box: 10 Folder : 1 Minutes of the Council; Annual Reports of Finance and Commerce; Annual Statement of the Chancellor; Report of Committee on Honorary Degrees; and list of Honorary Degrees
1867
Box: 10 Folder : 2 Bills and vouchers (with information about salaries)
1867
Box: 10 Folder : 3 Report to Regents: Reports on instruction (full report missing)
1867-1868
Box: 10 Folder : 4 Letter from George Comfort to Ferris about
1868 June. 1
Box: 10 Folder : 5 W.S. Tyler to Howard Crosby
1868 June. 10
Box: 10 Folder : 6 Photocopy of letter from S.F.B. Morse to Chancellor Ferris
1868 June. 17
Box: 10 Folder : 7 Chancellor's Report
1868 Oct. 22
Box: 10 Folder : 8 Correspondence including: Mr. E. Collin, Prof. Richards, Edward S. Bunker, J.H. Duryea, Remington F. Randolph, and Samuel R. Forman; also Report on Honorary Degrees; Honors at Commencement; Librarians Report; and Report of Committees on Election; list of commencement awards
1868
Box: 10 Folder : 9 Council Minutes
1868
Box: 10 Folder : 10 Salaries
1868
Box: 10 Folder : 11 Bills and vouchers (with information about salaries); list of University expenses
1868-1869
Box: 10 Folder : 12 Report to Regents: Reports on instruction (full report missing)
1868-1869
Box: 10 Folder : 13 Letters from James McCosh (President of Princeton) to Howard Crosby
Aug. 16
Box: 10 Folder : 14 Chancellor's Report
1869 Dec. 2
Box: 10 Folder : 15 Correspondence including: Charles Taylor, James Baird, Charles Meyer, Rev. George R. Entlers, J. Draper, F.J. Campbell; and list of graduates from the Medical Department; letters, commencement ticket, clippings about the worth of the College of the City of New York in light of its enormous expenses; list of commencement awards
1869
Box: 10 Folder : 16 Law Department material including a recommendtion of law students for graduation
1869
Box: 10 Folder : 17 Minutes of the Council; Report of Inspectors of Election; and Report of Committee on Honorary Degrees
1869
Box: 10 Bills and vouchers (with information about salaries)
1869
Box: 10 Folder : 20 Letter from Isaac Ferris to Howard Crosby
1870 July. 3
Box: 10 Folder : 21 Letter from John W. Draper to Howard Crosby about a meeting to discuss Draper's plan for reorganization of the University
1870 July. 22
Box: 10 Folder : 22 Letter from John W. Draper to Howard Crosby about the "matter of Chancellorship"
1870 Sept. 23
Box: 10 Folder : 23 Letter from William R. Martin to Clerke
1870 Nov. 14
Box: 10 Folder : 24 Photocopy of article from the Evening Post citing the achievements of Ferris
1870 Nov. 16
Box: 10 Folder : 25 Correspondence including: Dr. Barnard, Charles Butler, John W. Draper, J.C. Green, and a lettr from the Committee of Council of NYU to Howard Crosby, a letter from Crosby to the Committee of Council, and Crosby's acceptance as Chancellor; also a list of Medical Graduates; Reports of the Committee on changes in the curriculum; the notice of re-election of Dr. Crosby as Chancellor; inauguration, and the inauguration remarks of John Taylor Johnston; note, letters, clippings about Ferris' resignation; Ferris' resignation and Farewell address to the Council
1870
Box: 10 Folder : 26 Report to Regents (year ending Sept. 19) [Missing as of 8/14/89]
1870-1871
Box: 10 Folder : 27 Law Department material including subscriptions and expenses
1870-1871
Box: 10 Folder : 28 Letter from James Parton to Howard Crosby
Box: 11 Folder : 1 Letters from John T. Johnston to Howard Crosby
Apr. 5
Box: 11 Folder : 2 Correspondence of John W. Draper and Howard Crosby
May. 20
Box: 11 Folder : 3 Plan for Departments of Science and Arts, 1871-1872
1871 June. 22
Box: 11 Folder : 4 Letter from Noah Porter (President of Yale) to Howard Crosby
1871 Oct. 20
Box: 11 Folder : 5 Chancellor's Report
1871 Oct.
Box: 11 Folder : 6 Letter from John W. Draper to William R. Martin
1871 Nov. 3
Box: 11 Folder : 7 Correspondence including: letters from Whitelaw Reid (of the NY Tribune) concerning lecturing at NYU about journalism; lists of candidates for graduation in the Medical Department; and Report on attendance by each member of the Council; notes about Ferris' compact with the University Council, letter recommending that a student be allowed to join Delta Phi fraternity
1871
Box: 11 Folder : 8 Law Library material concerning books
1871
Box: 11 Folder : 9 Minutes of the Council including votes by proxy for annual election of Council and Finance Committee Rules
1871
Box: 11 Folder : 10 Report to Regents (year ending Sept. 17)
1871-1872
Box: 11 Folder : 11 Lecture notice for "Education Free" a program for 1871-1872
1871-1872
Box: 11 Folder : 12 Letter from Henry E. Davies to William R. Martin
1872 Jan. 23
Box: 11 Folder : 13 Photocopy of J.W. Draper letter to William A. Butler concerning Morse and invention of the telegraph (See: Box 14, fldr. 20 for original)
1872 Apr. 5
Box: 11 Folder : 14 L.D. Gale's "Historic Facts concerning Morse's Electro Mag Telegraph"
1872 Apr.
Box: 11 Folder : 15 Letter from J.W. Draper to Howard Crosby with resolutions to the Council
1872 Oct. 28
Box: 11 Folder : 16 Correspondence includes: letters about finances, salaries, and the finance Committee; letters from Ward and Ogden about renting University Building for stores and about alterations to the building; resolution for candidates for graduation in the Medical Dept.
1872
Box: 11 Folder : 17 Minutes of the Council
1872
Box: 11 Folder : 18 Report to Regents (year ending Sept. 15)
1872-1873
Box: 11 Folder : 19 Programs of lectures by faculty
1872-1873
Box: 11 Folder : 20 Graduating candidates from the Medical Department
1872-1873
Box: 11 Folder : 21 Letter from D.R. Jaques to William R. Martin
1873 Apr. 1
Box: 11 Folder : 22 Address at funeral of Isaac Ferris
1873 June. 20
Box: 11 Folder : 23 Report on Law Department
1873 Nov. 21
Box: 11 Folder : 24 Report on Medical Department
1873 Dec. 1
Box: 11 Folder : 25 Suggestions of the Medical Department
1873 Dec. 1
Box: 11 Folder : 26 Letter from John W. Draper to Howard Crosby
1873 Dec. 24
Box: 11 Folder : 27 Correspondence; resolution of candidates for degrees in the Medical Dept.; financial statements; minutes; and a circular about an endowment for the University; clippings about Ferris' resignation from the chancellorship of the Univ., Ferris' obituaries
1873
Box: 11 Folder : 28 Law Department material
1873
Box: 11 Folder : 29 Records and minutes of the Council
1873
Box: 12 Folder : 1 Correspondence
1874
Box: 12 Folder : 2 Minutes of the Council
1874
Box: 12 Folder : 3 Alteration of University Building with letters from F. Julius Munckwitz (b.1829-d.1902, who was a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, 1859-1869, and on the Central Park Staff, 1859-1885)
1874-1875
Box: 12 Folder : 4 Budget request from Howard Crosby to William R. Martin
1874-1875
Box: 12 Folder : 5 Correspondence
1875 Feb. 19
Box: 12 Folder : 6 Faculty of Law Report
1875 May. 10
Box: 12 Folder : 7 Correspondence
1875
Box: 12 Folder : 8 Correspondence with Royal College of Surgeons
Apr. 3
Box: 12 Folder : 9 Correspondence including: letters from Henry Draper to M.K. Jesup; and a Report of the Committee of the Faculty, appointed on July 25th
July. 25
Box: 12 Folder : 10 Correspondence of the Medical Dept.; and candidates for graduation in the Medical Dept.
1876
Box: 12 Folder : 11 Report on the Dept. of Labor
1877 Feb. 5
Box: 12 Folder : 12 "Copy of papers in proceedings taken by the University of the City of New York and by William B. Maclay and William A. Wheelock for authority to subject lien of Mortgage..."
1877 Feb. 12
Box: 12 Folder : 13 Correspondence including letters from Jesup and Jesup to Members of the University Council
1877 May. 29
Box: 12 Folder : 14 Medical Dept. tax on graduation fees
1877 Oct. 27
Box: 12 Folder : 15 Correspondence; list of names of M.D. degrees; and honorary degrees conferred by the University
1877
Box: 12 Folder : 16 Correspondence; list of candidates for graduation in the Medical Dept.; petition for conferral of honorary degree to Dr. Edward Bermingham; payment of salaries in funded coupons lent R.R. Co. of N.J.; and Alumni endowment fund record
1878
Box: 12 Folder : 17 Correspondence
1879
Box: 12 Folder : 18 Report to Regents, year ending Sept. 14, 1880
1879-1880
Box: 12 Folder : 19 Correspondence; clippings and debate on political affairs in which Univ. students participated
1880
Box: 12 Folder : 20 Circulars
1881 Feb.-1881 Mar.
Box: 12 Folder : 21 Printed material of the Council, faculty, and administration pertaining to the "Crisis of 1881"
1881
Box: 12 Folder : 22 Material relating to proposal to dissolve academic; article about Ferris published in The University Quarterly, clippings about criticism of Chancellor Crosby
1881
Box: 12 Folder : 23 Letter of Benjamin N. Martin to Charles Butler
1881 (?)
Box: 12 Folder : 24 Subscribers of record as of Oct. 10, 1882
1882 Oct. 10
Box: 12 Folder : 25 Correspondence including letter to members of the members of the Council; may 14th draft of John Bigelow to Charles Butler of memorial recounting accomplishments of the University and future prospects; Council Memorial
1883
Box: 12 Folder : 26 Printed items; clippings about the University's 50th Commencement; clippings about amendments to the Charter of the University
1883
Box: 12 Folder : 27 Letter from William R. Martin to Charles Butler
1884 Jan. 1
Box: 12 Folder : 28 Printed Items
1885
Box: 12 Folder : 29 Resolution of Council for recommendation for honorary degree to Ebenezer A. Johnson
1888 May. 7
Box: 12 Folder : 30 Letter from William S. Opdyke (Secretary of the Council) to Ernest H. Crosby informing Crosby of his election as Professor in the Law Dept. of a new chair
1890 Nov. 21
Box: 12 Folder : 31 Correspondence including a letter to Faculty on behalf of M. Daniel E. Megio (?) from W. Belden, from W. Belden Jr., Auley?, and C.S. Conkling; letter from Doumas (son of Robert Ogden) to Rev. C. Mason; letter to Ferris from the friends of David Crawford; letter from G.F. Bacon to Chancellor Mathews; letter from E.D. Smith to Ferris; letter from Ferris to Vermilye; and a letter to R.B. Palton, the Librarian. Also included are particulars of the Chinese curiosities and coins; a note to Council; printed notice of professors' fees; and miscellaneous notes of salaries and fees
undated
Box: 13 Folder : 1 Minutes Book of the Building Committee
1833-1838
Box: 13 Folder : 2 Scholarship forms
1838
Box: 13 Folder : 3 Bank book; Ferris' bankbook
1854-1856
Box: 13 Folder : 4 Catalog from Chancellor's Desk
1860
Box: 13 Folder : 5 Chancellor's Report and Report to Regents
1861-1869
Box: 13 Folder : 6 Printed duplicates
1881-1885
Box: 14 Folder : 1 Albert Gallatin letter
1831 Jan. 10
Box: 14 Folder : 2 Francis Lieber to J. Delafield letter
1831 Feb. 13
Box: 14 Folder : 3 Photocopy of Incorporation of the University of the City of New York
1831 Apr. 18
Box: 14 Folder : 4 Copy of the survey site of original (University) building
1833 June. 18
Box: 14 Folder : 5 Letters to Seth Geer from NYU
1833 June-1836 May
Box: 14 Folder : 6 List of professors, their dept.'s, and salaries
1833 Nov. 5
Box: 14 Folder : 7 Salisbury loan and mortgage
1834 Feb.-1834 June.
Box: 14 Folder : 8 Journal of Commerce-clipping
1835 Feb. 13
Box: 14 Folder : 9 NY Commercial Advertising?-clipping
1835 July. 18
Box: 14 Folder : 10 NY Daily Advertiser-clipping
1835 July. 18
Box: 14 Folder : 11 Samuel F.B. Morse letter to Chancellor about conditions of his rented rooms in University Building
1836 Feb. 1
Box: 14 Folder : 12 Trustees to Samuel F.B. Morse for damages to his property and loss of rent and tuition due to leakage in University Building totalling $48.18
Box: 14 Folder : 13 Bill from William Jackson, Importer of English Books
1836 Dec. 3
Box: 14 Folder : 14 Fire Insurance Policies
1837 Jan. 7
Box: 14 Folder : 15 "Communication of Cyrus Perkins, M.D." about Medical Dept.
1837
Box: 14 Folder : 16 NY Commerical Advertiser
1839 June. 7
Box: 14 Folder : 17 NY Tribune
1846 Mar. 30
Box: 14 Folder : 18 NY Herald
1853 June. 30
Box: 14 Folder : 19 Alumni Subscription book
1853
Box: 14 Folder : 20 Printed list of professors and instructors
1857-1858
Box: 14 Folder : 21 Letter from Draper to William A. Butler concerning Morse and the invention of the telegraph
1872 Apr. 5

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