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Guide to the Erving-King Family Papers
1709-1975 (bulk 1780-1939)
  MS 204

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Description is in English.

Container List

Series I: Erving and Related Families

Scope and Contents note

Consists of diaries, letters, genealogical and other papers of the Erving family and related families.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : E1-A Family Genealogical Notes
1838-1929, Undated
Box: 1 Folder : E1-B Family Genealogical Notes
1914-1955, Undated
Box: 1 Folder : E2-A Abigail Erving, correspondence, including note of her death
1844 Mar.-1850 Aug.
Box: 1 Folder : E2-B Abigail Erving, correspondence
1826 Mar.-1843 Dec.
Box: 1 Folder : E3 Ann (Shaeffe) Erving, correspondence sent by friends
1781 Feb.-1786 May, Undated
Box: 1 Folder : E4 Cornelia V. R. Erving, diaries, journals, cards, death notices
1860-1913
Box: 1 Folder : E5 Cornelia V. R. Erving, correspondence sent to family, friends
1861-1913
Box: 2 Folder : E6 Cornelia V. R. Erving, correspondence sent to Grace and Fanny Schuyler
1869-1890
Box: 2 Folder : E7 Cornelia V. R. Erving, correspondence sent to Cornelia V. R. Pruyn
1895 Nov.-1896 Sept.
Box: 2 Folder : E8-A Cornelia V. R. Erving, correspondence, speeches, notes relating to Causeries de Lundi
1894-1913
Box: 2 Folder : E8-B Cornelia V. R. Erving, speeches, notes, publications relating to Causeries de Lundi
1889-1930
Box: 2 Folder : E9-A Cornelia V. R. Erving, poetry, prose, other writings
1878-1913, Undated
Box: 2 Folder : E9-B Cornelia V. R. Erving, poetry, prose, other writings
Undated
Box: 2 Folder : E9-C Cornelia V. R. Erving, poetry, prose, other writings
1892, Undated
Box: 3 Folder : E10 Edward S. Erving, correspondence sent to John Irving, poetry
1814-1835
Box: 3 Folder : E11 Eleanor C. Erving, correspondence, diary, will, clippings relating to Women's Suffrage
1911-1953
Box: 3 Folder : E12 Elwyn Erving, Army papers, correspondence
1861-1863
Box: 3 Folder : E13 Emily S. (Langdon-Elwyn) Erving, correspondence, will
1834-1864, [1868]
Box: 3 Folder : E14 Frances A. Erving, correspondence sent to John Erving Family, will
1859-1880
Box: 3 Folder : E15 George Erving, correspondence; Promissory notes, in Dutch

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Includes some photocopies

1774-1799
Box: 3 Folder : E16-A George William Erving, genealogical notes, correspondence, clippings, picture, will
1801-1850
Box: 3 Folder : E16-B George William Erving, correspondence relating to his death
1850-1852
Box: 3 Folder : E16-C George William Erving, correspondence with James Monroe

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Photocopies

1802-1816, Undated
Box: 3 Folder : E17 John Erving I, biographical information, correspondence, wills

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Includes some photocopies

1764, 1784, Undated
Box: 3 Folder : E18 John Erving I, 2 volumes manuscipt record books related to will and estate
1784, 1791
Box: 3 Folder : E19 John Erving II, correspondence, will, pocket Almanac
1774-1815
Box: 4 Folder : E20-A John Erving III, correspondence with friends and family
1787 Mar.-1835 Mar.
Box: 4 Folder : E20-B John Erving III, correspondence, legal and business papers
1775-1863
Box: 4 Folder : E21 John Erving III, manuscript: translation of Rousseau's On Education
Undated
Box: 4 Folder : E22-A Col. John Erving IV, Military papers and commissions
1812-1849, Undated
Box: 4 Folder : E22-B Col. John Erving IV, Military papers and commissions
1844-1859, Undated
Box: 4 Folder : E22-C Col. John Erving IV, Military commissions signed by various U.S. Presidents
1812-1858, Undated
Box: 4 Folder : E23-A Col. John Erving IV, correspondence, clippings
1818-1862
Box: 5 Folder : E23-B Col. John Erving IV, financial accounts, correspondence with Henry Burroughs
1836-1872
Box: 5 Folder : E24 Col. John Erving IV, invitations, including to Lafayette
1820-1856
Box: 5 Folder : E25-A John Erving V, school work, correspondence, biographical information
1841-1917
Box: 5 Folder : E25-B John Erving V, correspondence with family
1846-1849
Box: 5 Folder : E26-A John Erving V, correspondence sent to parents, mostly from Harvard
1850-1851
Box: 5 Folder : E26-B John Erving V, correspondence sent to parents, material from Harvard including reference letter from Jared Sparks
1852-1855
Box: 5 Folder : E27-A John Erving V, correspondence
1855-1856
Box: 5 Folder : E27-B John Erving V, correspondence
1857-1859
Box: 5 Folder : E28 John Erving V, correspondence
1860-1865
Box: 6 Folder : E29 John Erving V, correspondence, memorandum books, clippings
1879-1913
Box: 6 Folder : E30 John Erving V, correspondence, souvenirs from trip abroad
1857
Box: 6 Folder : E31 John Erving V, 6 account books
1857
Box: 6 Folder : E32 John Erving V, military papers, soldier's prayer book
1861-1868, 1917
Box: 6 Folder : E33 John Erving V, papers regarding Harvard Class of 1853
1850-1909
Box: 6 Folder : E34-A John Erving V, decendents
1916, Undated
Box: 6 Folder : E34-B John Erving V, Articles of Agreement with Nathan W. Riker; Indenture with Emily Sophia Erving
1864, 1869
Box: 6 Folder : E35 J. Langdon Erving Family, correspondence, photographs
1866-1933
Box: 6 Folder : E36 Langdon Erving, will
1862
Box: 6 Folder : E37 Maria C. Erving, account book, correspondence

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Includes some photocopies

1756-1806
Box: 6 Folder : E38 W. Shirley Erving, correspondence
1903-1928
Box: 7 Folder : E39 William V.R. Erving, correspondence, letters of condolence, clippings
1910-1940
Box: 7 Folder : E40-A Catherine V.R. Atterbury, correspondence
1871-1929
Box: 7 Folder : E40-A Catherine V.R. Atterbury, correspondence
1871-1929
Box: 7 Folder : E40-B Catherine V.R. Atterbury, Papers regarding Causeries de Lundi and Society of Colonial Dames, wills, inventories
1920-1930
Box: 7 Folder : E41 Bayard Family, genealogy, biographies, correspondence
1753-1885, Undated
Box: 7 Folder : E42 Bowdoin Family, genealogy, correspondence
1826, 1914, Undated
Box: 7 Folder : E42 Bowdoin Family, genealogy, correspondence
1826, 1914, Undated
Box: 7 Folder : E43 Cooper Family, genealogy, correspondence, invitations
1859-1955, Undated
Box: 7 Folder : E44 Cruger Family, correspondence, poems, wills
1839-1923
Box: 7 Folder : E45 Elwyn Family, correspondence, genealogy, military papers, financial papers
1806-1948
Box: 7 Folder : E46 Eleanor V. R. Fairfax, correspondence, clippings, invitations
1875-1892
Box: 7 Folder : E47 Langdon Family, correspondence, proclamations

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Includes some photocopies

1777-1902
Box: 7 Folder : E48 Langdon Family, genealogy, material relating to Langdon home in Portsmouth, N.H.
1948, Undated
Box: 8 Folder : E49 Elizabeth Langdon Elwyn, correspondence, will
1818-1851
Box: 8 Folder : E50 Joanna Livingston, correspondence sent to Ann Shaeffe
[1780-1790]
Box: 8 Folder : E51 Alida Livingston, correspondence sent to Ann Shaeffe
[1780-1790]
Box: 8 Folder : E52 Pruyn-Hoppin Family, genealogy, correspondence
[1890-1900]
Box: 8 Folder : E53 Paterson Family, genealogical notes, correspondence
1780-1931, Undated
Box: 8 Folder : E54 Rogers Family, genealogical notes, correspondence
1809-1839
Box: 8 Folder : E55 Benjamin Woolsey Rogers, genealogical notes, correspondence
1815-1839
Box: 8 Folder : E56-A Benjamin Woolsey Rogers, journals

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

4 Volumes

1796, 1801
Box: 8 Folder : E56-B Benjamin Woolsey Rogers, journals

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

5 Volumes

1814-1815
Box: 8 Folder : E56-C Benjamin Woolsey Rogers, journals

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

3 Volumes

1831, 1834-1835
Box: 9 Folder : E57 Schuyler Family, correspondence with William and Sarah Van Rennselaer
1841-1887
Box: 9 Folder : E58 Shaeffe Family, correspondence, genealogical notes
1774, 1850, Undated
Box: 9 Folder : E59 Helen and Maria Shaeffe, correspondence to Ann Shaeffe Erving
1784-1793
Box: 9 Folder : E60 Sir Roger Hale Shaeffe, correspondence to John and Ann Erving and to John and Frances Erving
1789-1850
Box: 9 Folder : E61 Shirley Family, genealogy, correspondence

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Includes some photocopies

1731-1905, Undated
Box: 9 Folder : E62 Shirley Family, papers, genealogical notes, correspondence

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Includes one monograph, The Conduct of Major General Shirley.... London: R. & J. Dodsley, 1758.

1745-1843, Undated
Box: 9 Folder : E63 Shirley Family, papers of Lord Charles Western
1767-1844
Box: 9 Folder : E64-A Van Rensselaer Family, genealogical and biographical notes
1839-1949
Box: 9 Folder : E64-B Van Rensselaer Family, clippings, pamphlets, postcards, photographs, genealogy
1873-1968
Box: 9 Folder : E65 Van Rensselaer Family, fragments of family Bible, genealogical notes

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Includes some photocopies

1762-1906
Box: 9 Folder : E66 Van Rensselaer Family, Petitions and speeches regarding Livingston Manor
1795-1815
Box: 9 Folder : E67 Van Rensselaer Family, correspondence, invitations

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Includes some photocopies

1852-1891
Box: 9 Folder : E68 Cornelia P. Van Rensselaer, correspondence to William and Sarah V.R., to Harmanus Bleecker

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Includes some photocopies

1833-1844
Box: 10 Folder : E69-A Kiliaen Van Rensselaer and family, correspondence, biographical notes, clippings, copies of Civil War correspondence

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Includes some typed copies

1864-1927
Box: 10 Folder : E69-B Kiliaen Van Rensselaer and family, poetry and photographs
1901, Undated
Box: 10 Folder : E70 Sarah R. Van Rensselaer, correspondence, poetry, clippings, notebook, will
1835-1887
Box: 10 Folder : E71-A Sarah R. Van Rensselaer, correspondence to Grace and Fanny Schuyler
1847-1852
Box: 10 Folder : E71-B Sarah R. Van Rensselaer, correspondence to Grace and Fanny Schuyler
1853-1887
Box: 10 Folder : E72-A Sarah R. Van Rensselaer, correspondence, clippings, genealogical notes
1886-1888
Box: 10 Folder : E72-B Sarah R. Van Rensselaer, manuscripts "The Tories of the American Revolution," and "Ancestral Biographical Sketches from 1608-1840"
Undated
Box: 10 Folder : E73 Omitted
Box: 10 Folder : E74-A Stephen Van Rensselaer, correspondence, will, engraved portrait
1782-1839
Box: 10 Folder : E74-B Stephen Van Rensselaer III, correspondence, records

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Photocopies

1826-1888
Box: 11 Folder : E75 Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Van Rensselaer III, funeral discourses
1839,1844
Box: 11 Folder : E76 Susan B. Van Rensselaer, correspondence, copy books, poetry
1850-1861
Box: 11 Folder : E77 William P. Van Rensselaer, correspondence, biographical notes, correpsondence, letters of introduction
1827-1872
Box: 11 Folder : E78-A William P. Van Rensselaer, family correspondence
1851-1867
Box: 11 Folder : E78-B William P. Van Rensselaer, family correspondence
1854-1872
Box: 11 Folder : E79-A William P. Van Rensselaer, speeches, legal documents, calendar, clippings
1849-1869
Box: 11 Folder : E79-B William P. Van Rensselaer, will, court papers, financial papers
1872-1916
Box: 11 Folder : E80-A William P. Van Rensselaer, lecture notes, diaries

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Includes 1 volume

1828-1868
Box: 11 Folder : E80-B William P. Van Rensselaer, diaries

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

5 volumes

1827-1870
Box: 12 Folder : E81 William Stephen Van Rensselaer, correspondence with Justine Erving and others
1897-1929
Box: 12 Folder : E82-A Erving and related families, documents and other manuscripts regarding the estates of John Erving, William Erving, Justine Erving, Emily S. Erving, Moses Rogers, Anson Atterbury
1775-1959
Box: 12 Folder : E82-B Erving and related families, wills and documents relating to the estates of John Erving, William P.R. Van Rensselaer, Elizabeth Langdon Elwyn and Cornelia Cruger
1867-1929
Box: 12 Folder : E82-C Erving, King and related families, stories, drawings, correspondence
Undated
Box: 12 Folder : E83 Erving and related families, documents regarding Manursing Island home and Greenwood Cemetery plots
1878-1951
Box: 12 Folder : E84 Erving and related families, inventories and appraisals
1834-1925
Box: 12 Folder : E85 Erving and related families, correspondence, documents
1834-1959
Box: 12 Folder : E86 Erving family memorabilia, invitations, calling cards, recipes
1834-1959
Box: 12 Folder : E87 Erving family, items unconnected to specific family members
Undated
Box: 12 Folder : E88 Erving family, drawings, watercolors, silhouettes
1813-1833, Undated
Box: 13 Folder : E89 Erving family, pamphlets, sermons, almanacs
1837-1902
Box: 13 Folder : E90-A Erving family, newspaper clippings
1764 Oct.-1797 Dec.
Box: 13 Folder : E90-B Erving family, newspaper clippings
1840-1847
Box: 13 Folder : E90-C Erving family, newspaper clippings
1851-1854
Box: 13 Folder : E90-D Erving family, newspaper clippings, including account of Lincoln's funeral
1862-1865
Box: 13 Folder : E91 Erving family, maps
1789, Undated
Box: 13 Folder : E92 Erving family, published letters by Washington, Adams, Jefferson and others
1880
Box: 13 Folder : E93 Erving family, tributes and memorials
1774-1930
Box: 13 Folder : E94 Erving family, publications and addresses of the Order of Colonial Lords of Manors in America
1916-1938
Box: 13 Folder : E95 Erving family, histories and genealogies of the Bowdoin, Bayard, Houstoun and Bolton families
1894, 1919
Box: 13 Folder : E96 An Oration...in commemoration of Thomas Jefferson and John Adams by John Sergeant
1826
Box: 13 Folder : E96 God's Way in the Deep by Dr. Cortlandt Van Rensselaer
1854
Box: 14 Folder : E97 Official Army Register

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

12 volumes

1815-1862
Box: 14 Folder : E98 The Army List

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

5 volumes

1840, 1843, 1846, 1860, 1864
Box: 14 Folder : E99 The Replie of John Darrell, to the Answer of John Deacon....
1602
Box: 14 Folder : E99 The Life of His Excellency, Sir William Phips, Knt.
1697
Box: 14 Folder : E99 A Sermon on Domestic Happiness by the Reverend Thomas Franklin, A.M.
1765
Box: 14 Folder : E99 Reflections...on the letters of the Late Earl of Chesterfield by Thomas Hunter, M.A.
1780
Box: 14 Folder : E100 The Revolution of America by the Abbe Raynal
1782
Box: 14 Folder : E100 Observations on the Importance of the American Revolution
1784
Box: 14 Folder : E100 Substance of the Report of the Sierra Leone Company
1794
Box: 14 Folder : E100 The Three Brothers....
1825
Box: 14 Folder : E100 King-Caucus, or Secrets Worth Knowing....
[1824]
Volume: E1 Thomas Elwyn, Latin Exercise Book
1791
Volume: E2 Ship's Log: Frigate Macedonian, James Biddle, Commander. (T.O. Langdon-Elwyn was midshipman aboard.)
1826 June-1827 Sept.
Volume: E3 Emily Sophia (Langdon-Elwyn) [Mrs. John] Erving, diary
1835 Aug.-1837 July
Volume: E4 John Erving V, diary
1854 July-1860 Dec.
Volume: E5 John Erving V, Justine Erving, songbook
1858, 1898
Volume: E6 John Erving V, scrapbook with clippings
1856-1863
Volume: E7 Catherine G. (VanRensselaer) Atterbury, copybook (poetry)
1863 Oct.
Volume: E8 Catherine G. (VanRensselaer) Atterbury, scrapbook with clippings, engravings, Confederate currency
1864 Nov.
Volume: E9 Catherine G. (VanRensselaer) Atterbury, travel journal - Ireland, Scotland, England, Italy, Egypt
1869
Volume: E10 Catherine G. (VanRensselaer) Atterbury, travel journal - Egypt, Holy Land, Syria, Turkey, Greece, Cyprus, Italy
1870
Volume: E11 Catherine G. (VanRensselaer) Atterbury, travel journal - Europe
1870
Volume: E12 Catherine G. (VanRensselaer) Atterbury, travel journal - Britain
1870
Volume: E13 Catherine G. (VanRensselaer) Atterbury, travel journal - Europe
1873-1874
Volume: E14 Sarah R. VanRensselaer, Ancestral Sketches. New York: Randolph.
1882
Volume: E15 Erving and related families, letterbook (disbound), documents
1742-1798, 1805-1872
Volume: E16 John Erving I, letterbook
1769-1786
Volume: E17 Eleanor Cecilia Erving, diaries
1938-1940, 1943-1944, 1946
Volume: E18 Eleanor Cecilia Erving, quotations
Undated
Volume: E19 Washington's Letters on Agriculture awarded to William P. VanRensselaer by the Rensselaer County Agricultural Society
1845
Volume: E20 American Genealogy by Jerome Holgate, A.M. Albany: Munsell,
1848
Volume: E21 Annals of the Shirley Family... Westminster: J.B. Nichols,
1841
Volume: E22 Histoire de Bayard
Undated

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