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Guide to the DeWitt Clinton papers ARC.021

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Collection processed by Nicholas Pavlik

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on November 01, 2018
English. using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Materials found in repository added to the collection by Lena Evers-Hillstrom  , November 2018

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Clinton, DeWitt
Title: DeWitt Clinton papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1826-1828
Abstract: The DeWitt Clinton papers date from 1826 and 1827 and contain two letters from New York Governor Clinton regarding Leffert Lefferts's desire to resign as a judge from the Kings County Court, and a letter from Clinton to John Wyckoff, Sheriff of Kings County, regarding Wyckoff's expenses. They also contain an 1828 letter from C.A. Clinton to Charles P. Harrison regarding an engraving of DeWitt Clinton, and a scrap showing the engraving.
Quantity: 0.01 Linear Feet in two folders.
Text [Box]: A0133
Call Phrase: ARC.021
Sponsor: This collection was processed and described as part of the project, "Uncovering the Secrets of Brooklyn's 19th Century Past: Creation to Consolidation," funded by the Council on Library and Information Resources, with additional support from The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation.

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Biographical Note

DeWitt Clinton (1769-1828) was an eminent New York politician who was instrumental in the passing of landmark legislation and the building of the Erie Canal. He was a United States Senator from 1802 to 1803; Mayor of New York City for the majority of the period of 1803 to 1815; and Governor of New York from 1817 to 1821 and 1825 to 1828 (1).

Leffert Lefferts (1774-1847) was a Bedford lawyer and later a Kings County judge.

John Wyckoff was Kings County Sheriff from 1825 to 1828.

Sources:

  1. New York Public Library. "DeWitt Clinton papers, 1790-1835." Accessed June 18, 2010. http://catalog.nypl.org/record=b11343708

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Scope and Contents

The DeWitt Clinton papers date from 1826 and 1827 and contain two letters from New York Governor Clinton regarding Leffert Lefferts's desire to resign as a judge from the Kings County Court, and a letter from Clinton to John Wyckoff, Sheriff of Kings County, regarding Wyckoff's expenses. They also contain an 1828 letter from C.A. Clinton to Charles P. Harrison regarding an engraving of DeWitt Clinton, and a scrap showing the engraving.

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Lefferts, Leffert
  • Clinton, DeWitt
  • Wyckoff, John
  • Clinton, C. A.
  • Harrison, Charles P.

Document Type

  • Correspondence

Subject Topics

  • Politicians -- New York (State)
  • Sheriffs -- New York (State) -- Kings County
  • Judges -- New York (State) -- Kings County
  • Governors -- New York (State)

Subject Places

  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
  • New York (State) |x Politics and government |y 1775-1865

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Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

Open to researchers without restriction.

Preferred Citation

Identification of item, date (if known); DeWitt Clinton papers, ARC.021, Box and Folder number; Brooklyn Historical Society.

Processing Information

Minimally processed to the collection level.

The collection combines the accessions 1974.143 and 1978.131.

Material found in repository (Accession 1977.422) added to collection by Lena Evers-Hillstrom in October 2018.

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