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Guide to the Donald F. Clark Collection
circa 1642-1920
 MS 118

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Collection processed by Julia Lipkins.

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Descriptive Summary

Creator - col: Clark, Donald F., -1980
Title: Donald F. Clark collection
Dates [inclusive]: circa 1642-1920
Abstract: The collection, which was assembled by historian Donald F. Clark (died 1980), includes account books, church records, commissions, military records, and many other documentary forms that reflect Clark's interest in Orange County, New York during the Revolutionary War period and the Federalist era, with some materials into the later nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It includes many pieces of correspondence to and from Governor George Clinton, as well as items written by or regarding notable figures including George Washington, Aaron Burr, the founders of Jamestown, Virginia, Nathaniel Woodhull, Richard Varick, John Hancock, Philip Schuyler, and many others.
Quantity: 5.5 Linear feet in 6 boxes + oversize documents
Location: For more information on making arrangements to consult the collection, please visit
Language: The documents in the collection are in English, except for one in French and in Dutch.
Call Phrase: MS 118