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Guide to the Issachar Cozzens Portfolio Print Collection
1800 - [1865]
  PR 145

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Collection processed by Jenny Gotwals

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on November 03, 2011
Description is in English.

Biographical Note

Issachar Cozzens Jr. (1780-1865) was a New York distiller. He also had an interest in natural history and political history, and collected maps, manuscripts, and prints relating to these fields. It is thought that he obtained a sizeable number of Dr. Samuel L. Mitchill's papers from the cellar of the Almshouse in City Hall Park before it was destroyed by fire in 1854. Mitchill (1764-1831) was a noted professor of Natural History and print collector. Cozzens pasted these prints and maps, along with others of alternate provenance, in a large scrapbook.