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Guide to the Records of the Hudson-Fulton Celebration Commission
1905-1913 (Bulk 1909-1911)
  MS 314

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Descriptive Summary

 
Title: Hudson-Fulton Celebration Commission Records
Dates: 1905-1913 (Bulk 1909-1911)
Abstract: The Records of the Hudson-Fulton Celebration Commission focus on the commission's role in orchestrating the Hudson-Fulton Celebration of 1909. The collection contains correspondence, contracts, vouchers, cancelled checks, financial and legal documents, meeting minutes, clippings, and ephemera.
Quantity: 21.0 Linear feet (35 boxes, 40 volumes)
Location note: Manuscript cage
Call Phrase: MS 314

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Historical Note

The Hudson-Fulton Celebration was held September 25 - October 11, 1909 to commemorate the 300th anniversary of Henry Hudson discovering the Hudson River in 1609 and the 100th anniversary of the first commercial steamboat service, started by Robert Fulton in 1607. Communities along the River observed the celebration, with events occurring from Staten Island to Cohoes, New York.

In 1905, George B. McClellan, Mayor of New York City, and Francis W. Higgins, Governor of New York, appointed a committee of approximately 150 citizens to plan and implement a Hudson tercentennial celebration. The Mayor also formed a committee to plan a celebration honoring Fulton's contributions to the Hudson River region. In 1906, it was decided to merge the two committees and through the enactment of Chapter 325 of the Laws of 1906, the Hudson-Fulton Celebration Commission was formed on April 27, 1906.

The commission was divided into several working committees, the number increasing from 12 in the first year to 51 by the time the celebration commenced. Some of these committees were the Aquatic Sports Committee, Auditing Committee, Historical and Carnival Parades Committee, Invitations Committee, Medal Committee, Naval Parade Committee, Plan and Scope Committee, Reception Committee, and Religious Services Committee.

The New York State government appropriated about 48 percent of the funds required for the celebration, while the New York City government contributed about 24 percent of the funds. Since the federal government did not provide financial aid for the celebration, nor did any other state governments, the remaining 28 percent of required funds came from private donations made to a subscription fund set up by the commission.

The celebration was intended to not only commemorate two significant historical achievements, but also encourage "civic pride," start a "historical awakening," "assimilate" the immigrant population, and promote "international friendship" and world peace. Dignitaries from throughout the world were invited to participate, and visitors filled New York hotels beyond capacity. The celebration included banquets and receptions, various parades throughout the city, aquatic competitions, and naval parades among other festivities. Wilbur Wright was hired to perform several aerial demonstrations during the celebration, flying along the Hudson River from Governor's Island to Grant's Tomb. Upon its conclusion, the Hudson-Fulton Celebration was described as a "jubilee of happiness," whereby New York enjoyed two weeks of peace, patriotism, and prosperity.

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Scope and Content Note

The Hudson-Fulton Celebration Commission Records document the activities of the Commission from 1905 to 1913. The bulk of the material is from 1909 to 1911, the time in which most of the preparation and follow-up activities occurred. While the Invitation Replies subseries, as well as a few pieces of correspondence, do discuss the event's success, most of the collection focuses on preparation activites and the Commission's inner workings, rather than the celebration itself. However, The Fourth Annual Report of the Hudson Fulton Celebration Commission offer a detailed account of the Celebration, as well as insight on the event's successes.

The bulk of the collection is composed of correspondence and financial documents, particularly payment vouchers. The collection also contains legal documents, organizational materials, clippings, ephemera, and assorted materials unrelated to the Hudson-Fulton Celebration. There is very little visual material, as most of this is housed in the Print Room's collection (see Related Material).

Arrangement

The records are divided into 12 series:

  1. Series I: Correspondence
  2. Series II: Financial Documents
  3. Series III: Legal Documents
  4. Series IV: Organizational Materials
  5. Series V: Ephemera
  6. Series VI: Clippings
  7. Series VII: The Fourth Annual Report of the Hudson Fulton Celebration Commission
  8. Series VIII: Materials unrelated to the Hudson-Fulton Celebration

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Fulton, Robert, 1765-1815 - Anniversaries, etc.
  • Hall, Edward Hagaman, b. 1858.
  • Hudson, Henry, d. 1611 - Anniversaries, etc.
  • McClellan, George B. (George Brinton), 1865-1940.
  • Ridder, Herman, 1851-1915.
  • Sackett, Henry Woodward, 1853-1929.
  • Seligman, Isaac Newton, 1855-1917.
  • Woodford, Stewart L. (Stewart Lyndon), 1835-1913.

Document Type

  • Account books
  • Accounts
  • Acknowledgements
  • Address books
  • Annual reports
  • Audits
  • Blueprints (reprographic copies)
  • Cashbooks
  • Checkbooks
  • Checks (bank checks)
  • Clippings (information artifacts)
  • Contracts
  • Correspondence
  • Drafts (documents)
  • Ephemera
  • Inventories
  • Invitations
  • Ledgers (account books)
  • Legal documents
  • Minute Books
  • Minutes
  • Obituaries
  • Payroll records
  • Scrapbooks
  • Souvenir Programs
  • Tickets
  • Visiting cards
  • Vouchers

Subject Organizations

  • Hudson-Fulton Celebration Commission.

Subject Topics

  • Hudson-Fulton Celebration, 1909.

Subject Places

  • New York (N.Y.) -- 1900-1910.

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Administrative Information

Provenance

Donation, Hudson-Fulton Celebration Commission, 1911.

Access Restrictions

Open to qualified researchers.

Photocopying undertaken by staff only. Limited to twenty exposures of stable, unbound material per day. (Researchers may not accrue unused copy amounts from previous days.)

Use Restrictions

Permission to quote from this collection in a publication must be requested and granted in writing. Send permission requests, citing the name of the collection from which you wish to quote, to

Manuscripts Curator
The New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
New York, NY 10024

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as Hudson-Fulton Celebration Commission Records, The New-York Historical Society.

Related Material at The New-York Historical Society

Hudson-Fulton Celebration Collection (PR-268)

The Fourth Annual Report of the Hudson Fulton Celebration Commission, 1909 (BobCat call number: F127.H82 H53 1910)

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Container List

Series I: Correspondence

Subseries I: General Correspondence

Scope and Contents note

This subseries contains both the internal and external correspondence of the Commission. While most of the correspondence is arranged alphabetically by sender, letters written by the Commission's secretary, Henry Sackett, and assistant secretary, Edward Hagaman Hall, are filed alphabetically by recipient. This series also contains memoranda sent to members of the Commission.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Correspondence: A
1909 Apr. 16-1909 Nov. 29
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Correspondence: A
1909 Dec. 2-1910 Apr. 29
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Correspondence: A
1910 May 1-1911 May 26
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Correspondence: B
1909 Apr. 15-1909 Aug. 27
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Correspondence: B
1909 Sept. 1-1909 Oct. 30
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Correspondence: B
1909 Nov. 3-1909 Dec. 14
Box: 2 Folder : 1 Correspondence: B
1909 Dec. 17-1911 Jun. 1
Box: 2 Folder : 2 Correspondence: C
1908 Oct. 6-1909 Sept. 10
Box: 2 Folder : 3 Correspondence: C
1909 Sept. 11-1909 Nov. 15
Box: 2 Folder : 4 Correspondence: C
1909 Nov. 16-1910 Feb. 15
Box: 2 Folder : 5 Correspondence: C
1910 Feb. 16-1911 May 15
Box: 2 Folder : 6 Correspondence: D
1909 Apr. 15-1909 Dec. 30
Box: 2 Folder : 7 Correspondence: D
1910 Jan. 5-1911 May 26
Box: 3 Folder : 1 Correspondence: E
1909 Apr. 15-1911 Jun. 1
Box: 3 Folder : 2 Correspondence: F
1909 May 10-1910 Jan. 28
Box: 3 Folder : 3 Correspondence: F
1910 Feb. 1-1911 May 6
Box: 3 Folder : 4 Correspondence: G
1909 Apr. 15-1910 Sept. 14
Box: 3 Folder : 5 Correspondence: G
1910 Sept. 15-1911 May 13
Box: 3 Folder : 6 Correspondence: H
1909 Apr. 15-1909 Sept. 9
Box: 3 Folder : 7 Correspondence: H
1909 Sept. 10-1909 Dec. 30
Box: 4 Folder : 1 Correspondence: H
1910 Jan. 8-1911 May 27
Box: 4 Folder : 2 Correspondence: I
1909 Apr. 16-1910 Mar. 18
Box: 4 Folder : 3 Correspondence: J
1909 Apr. 15-1912 Apr. 27
Box: 4 Folder : 4 Correspondence: K
1909 Apr. 14-1911 May 29
Box: 4 Folder : 5 Correspondence: L
1909 Apr. 15-1909 Aug. 30
Box: 4 Folder : 6 Correspondence: L
1909 Sept. 1-1909 Sept. 13
Box: 5 Folder : 1 Correspondence: L
1909 Sept. 14-1909 Sept. 27
Box: 5 Folder : 2 Correspondence: L
1909 Sept. 28-1909 Dec. 15
Box: 5 Folder : 3 Correspondence: L
1909 Dec. 16-1910 Jul. 29
Box: 5 Folder : 4 Correspondence: L
1910 Aug. 3-1911 May 24
Box: 5 Folder : 5 Correspondence: M
1909 Apr. 15-1909 Jul. 10
Box: 5 Folder : 6 Correspondence: M
1909 Jul. 21-1909 Sept. 12
Box: 6 Folder : 1 Correspondence: M
1909 Sept. 13-1909 Sept. 30
Box: 6 Folder : 2 Correspondence: M
1909 Oct. 2-1909 Oct. 30
Box: 6 Folder : 3 Correspondence: M
1909 Nov. 1-1909 Dec. 15
Box: 6 Folder : 4 Correspondence: M
1909 Dec. 15-1910 May 30
Box: 6 Folder : 5 Correspondence: M
1910 Jun. 1-1911 May 24
Box: 6 Folder : 6 Correspondence: N
1909 Apr. 16-1909 Nov. 30
Box: 6 Folder : 7 Correspondence: N
1909 Dec. 2-1911 May 27
Box: 7 Folder : 1 Correspondence: O
1909 Apr. 15-1911 May 18
Box: 7 Folder : 2 Correspondence: P
1909 Apr. 15-1909 Sept. 15
Box: 7 Folder : 3 Correspondence: P
1909 Sept. 16-1909 Dec. 29
Box: 7 Folder : 4 Correspondence: P
1910 Jan. 5-1911 May 29
Box: 7 Folder : 5 Correspondence: Q
1909 Apr. 16-1910 Apr. 23
Box: 7 Folder : 6 Correspondence: R
1909 Apr. 15-1909 Sept. 30
Box: 7 Folder : 7 Correspondence: R
1909 Oct. 1-1909 Nov. 22
Box: 8 Folder : 1 Correspondence: R
1909 Nov. 23-1909 Dec. 31
Box: 8 Folder : 2 Correspondence: R
1910 Jan, 4-1910 Apr. 29
Box: 8 Folder : 3 Correspondence: R
1910 May. 1-1911 May 31
Box: 8 Folder : 4 Correspondence: S
1909 Jan. 3-1909 Sept. 15
Box: 8 Folder : 5 Correspondence: S
1909 Sept. 16-1909 Oct. 30
Box: 8 Folder : 6 Correspondence: S
1909 Nov. 1-1909 Dec. 31
Box: 9 Folder : 1 Correspondence: S
1910 Jan. 3-1910 May 31
Box: 9 Folder : 2 Correspondence: S
1910 Jun. 1-1911 May 29
Box: 9 Folder : 3 Correspondence: T
1909 Apr. 14-1909 Oct. 30
Box: 9 Folder : 4 Correspondence: T
1909 Nov. 1-1911 May 31
Box: 9 Folder : 5 Correspondence: U
1909 Jun. 11-1911 May 17
Box: 9 Folder : 6 Correspondence: V
1909 Apr. 16-1911 Jun. 6
Box: 9 Folder : 7 Correspondence: W
1909 May 12-1909 Sept. 6
Box: 10 Folder : 1 Correspondence: W
1909 Sept. 7-1909 Sept. 30
Box: 10 Folder : 2 Correspondence: W
1909 Oct. 1-1909 Nov. 30
Box: 10 Folder : 3 Correspondence: W
1909 Dec. 3-1910 Apr. 30
Box: 10 Folder : 4 Correspondence: W
1910 May 1-1911 May 31
Box: 10 Folder : 5 Correspondence: Y
1909 Apr. 15-1911 Feb. 15
Box: 10 Folder : 6 Correspondence: Z
1909 Apr. 16-1910 May 19
Box: 10 Folder : 7 Correspondence from Assistant Secretary and Secretary with no specified recipient
1909 Jan. 6-1910 Jun. 10
Box: 10 Folder : 8 Memoranda
circa 1909-1911

Subseries II: Donation Pledges

Scope and Contents note

This subseries contains letters written by individuals and companies pledging to donate a specified amount of money to the Celebration's subscription fund.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 10 Folder : 9 List of donations
Undated
Box: 10 Folder : 10 Donation Pledges: A
1909 May 21-1909 Sept. 27
Box: 11 Folder : 1 Donation Pledges: B
1909 May 17-1909 Sept. 27
Box: 11 Folder : 2 Donation Pledges: C
1909 May 18-1909 Sept. 27
Box: 11 Folder : 3 Donation Pledges: D
1909 May 24-1909 Sept. 23
Box: 11 Folder : 4 Donation Pledges: E
1909 May 21-1909 Sept. 23
Box: 11 Folder : 5 Donation Pledges: F
1909 May 8-1909 Sept. 23
Box: 11 Folder : 6 Donation Pledges: G
1909 May 18-1909 Nov. 8
Box: 11 Folder : 7 Donation Pledges: H
1909 May 24-1909 Sept. 28
Box: 11 Folder : 8 Donation Pledges: I
1909 June 24-1909 Sept. 22
Box: 11 Folder : 9 Donation Pledges: J
1909 May 22-1909 Oct. 29
Box: 11 Folder : 10 Donation Pledges: K
1909 May 18-1909 Sept. 22
Box: 11 Folder : 11 Donation Pledges: L
1909 May 19-1909 Sept. 27
Box: 12 Folder : 1 Donation Pledges: M
1909 May 19-1909 Sept. 24
Box: 12 Folder : 2 Donation Pledges: N
1909 May 18-1909 Sept. 22
Box: 12 Folder : 3 Donation Pledges: O
1909 May 21-1909 Oct. 13
Box: 12 Folder : 4 Donation Pledges: P
1909 May 18-1909 Nov. 5
Box: 12 Folder : 5 Donation Pledges: R
1909 May 18-1909 Sept. 23
Box: 12 Folder : 6 Donation Pledges: S
1909 May 18-1909 Jul. 30
Box: 12 Folder : 7 Donation Pledges: S
1909 Aug. 2-1910 May 19
Box: 12 Folder : 8 Donation Pledges: T
1909 May 18-1909 Nov. 3
Box: 12 Folder : 9 Donation Pledges: U
1909 May 18-1909 Sept. 20
Box: 12 Folder : 10 Donation Pledges: V
1909 May 19-1909 Sept. 28
Box: 12 Folder : 11 Donation Pledges: W
1909 May 20-1909 Sept. 28
Box: 13 Folder : 1 Donation Pledges: Y
1909 Jun. 24-1909 Sept. 15
Box: 13 Folder : 2 Donation Pledges: Z
1909 Jun. 25-1909 Sept. 10

Subseries III: Invitation Responses

Scope and Contents note

This subseries consists of replies to the various events sponsored by the Commission, as well as thank you letters commending the Commission on a job well done. Most of the individuals invited to the Celebration and banquets were dignitaries and officials from the United States, as well as countries throughout the world.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 13 Folder : 3 Invitation Responses, A-N
1909 Sep-1909 Nov.
Box: 13 Folder : 4 Invitation Responses, P-V
1909 Sep-1909 Nov.
Box: 13 Folder : 5 Acceptances for Astor Hotel Banquet
1909 Sept.
Box: 13 Folder : 6 Acceptances for Astor Hotel Banquet
1909 Sept.
Box: 13 Folder : 7 Acceptances for Astor Hotel Banquet
1909 Sept.
Box: 13 Folder : 8 Acceptances for Astor Hotel Banquet
1909 Sept.
Box: 13 Folder : 9 Acceptances for Astor Hotel Banquet
1909 Sept.
Box: 13 Folder : 10 Regrets for Astor Hotel Banquet
1909 Sept.
Box: 13 Folder : 11 Acceptances for Governor's Island banquet
1909 Sept.
Box: 14 Folder : 1 Acceptances for Governor's Island banquet
1909 Sept.
Box: 14 Folder : 2 Regrets for Governor's Island banquet
1909 Sept.
Box: 14 Folder : 3 Acceptances for Metropolitan Opera House banquet
1909 Sept.
Box: 14 Folder : 4 Thank you letters: Foreign countries, A-M
1909 Oct.-1910 Feb.
Box: 14 Folder : 5 Thank you letters: Foreign countries, A-M
1909 Oct.-1910 Feb.
Box: 14 Folder : 6 Thank you letters: United States (includes letter from President Taft)
1909 Oct.-1909 Dec.

Subseries IV: Acknowledgements

Scope and Contents note

This subseries contains acknowledgements sent to the Commission confirming receipt of The Fourth Annual Report of the Hudson Fulton Celebration Commission.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 14 Folder : 7 Acknowledgements confirming receipt of The Fourth Annual Report of the Hudson Fulton Celebration Commission, 1909
1911 May
Box: 14 Folder : 8 Acknowledgements confirming receipt of The Fourth Annual Report of the Hudson Fulton Celebration Commission, 1910
1911 May
Box: 15 Folder : 1 Acknowledgements confirming receipt of The Fourth Annual Report of the Hudson Fulton Celebration Commission, 1911
1911 May-1911 Jul.
Box: 15 Folder : 2 Acknowledgements confirming receipt of The Fourth Annual Report of the Hudson Fulton Celebration Commission, 1912
1911 May-1911 Jul.
Box: 15 Folder : 3 Acknowledgements confirming receipt of The Fourth Annual Report of the Hudson Fulton Celebration Commission, 1913
1911 May-1911 Sept.
Box: 15 Folder : 4 Acknowledgements confirming receipt of The Fourth Annual Report of the Hudson Fulton Celebration Commission, 1914
1911 May-1911 Sept.
Box: 15 Folder : 5 Acknowledgements confirming receipt of The Fourth Annual Report of the Hudson Fulton Celebration Commission, 1915
1911 May-1911 Sept.
Box: 15 Folder : 6 Acknowledgements confirming receipt of The Fourth Annual Report of the Hudson Fulton Celebration Commission, 1916
1911 May 16-1911 Oct. 24

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Series II: Financial Documents

Subseries I: Cancelled Checks

Scope and Contents note

This subseries consists of cancelled checks written by the Commission to individuals and organizations. Once again, the funding source is noted by the folder title. This suberies also contains checkbook registers for the various fund accounts. The checks are arranged by check number.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 16 Folder : 1 Astor Trust Company
1909 Nov. 8-1910 Apr. 25
Box: 16 Folder : 2 Funded by the Subscription Fund, 1-300
1909 Mar. 22-1909 Dec. 1
Box: 16 Folder : 3 Funded by the Subscription Fund, 301-604
1909 Dec. 1-1911 Dec. 7
Box: 16 Folder : 4 Funded by Chapter 325 of the Laws of 1906, 1-130
1906 Oct. 20-1909 Jan. 29
Box: 16 Folder : 5 Funded by Chapter 466 of the Laws of 1908, 1-100
1909 Jan. 22-1909 Apr. 6
Box: 16 Folder : 6 Funded by Chapter 466 of the Laws of 1908, 101-400
1909 Apr. 6-1909 Aug. 24
Box: 16 Folder : 7 Funded by Chapter 466 of the Laws of 1908, 401-429
1909 Aug. 12-1910 Sept. 27
Box: 16 Folder : 8 Funded by Chapter 448 of the Laws of 1909, 1-300
1909 Aug. 14-1909 Oct. 15
Box: 16 Folder : 9 Funded by Chapter 448 of the Laws of 1909, 301-600
1909 Oct. 15-1909 Nov. 24
Box: 17 Folder : 1 Funded by Chapter 448 of the Laws of 1909, 601-800
1909 Nov. 24-1909 Dec. 3
Box: 17 Folder : 2 Funded by Chapter 448 of the Laws of 1909, 801-972
1909 Dec. 3-1910 Jan. 3
Box: 17 Folder : 3 Funded by Chapter 811 of the Laws of 1911, 1-2
1911 Dec. 16
Box: 17 Folder : 4 Checkbook register: Funded by Chapter 325 of the Laws of 1906 check #1-30
1906 Oct. 20-1909 Jan. 29
Volume: 1 Checkbook register: Astor Trust Company, check #1-291
1909 Nov. 8-1910 Apr. 5
Volume: 2 Checkbook register: Subscription Fund, check #A1-A9
1906 Apr. 30-1906 Sept. 17
Volume: 3 Checkbook register: Subscription Fund, check #A10-141
1906 Oct. 20-1909 Oct. 6
Volume: 4 Checkbook register: Subscription Fund, check #142-441
1909 Oct. 15-1910 Feb. 3
Volume: 5 Checkbook register: Subscription Fund, check #442-847
1909 Feb. 3-1912 Jun. 29
Volume: 6 Checkbook register: Chapter 466 of the Laws of 1908, check #1-231
1909 Jan. 22-1909 Jun. 14
Volume: 7 Checkbook register: Chapter 466 of the Laws of 1908, check #232-429
1909 Jun. 14-1909 Sept. 27
Volume: 8 Checkbook register: Chapter 448 of the Laws of 1909, check #1-199
1909 Aug. 14-1909 Oct. 16
Volume: 9 Checkbook register: Chapter 448 of the Laws of 1909, check #200-410
1909 Oct. 29-1909 Nov. 3
Volume: 10 Checkbook register: Chapter 448 of the Laws of 1909, check #411-608
1909 Nov. 3-1909 Nov. 24
Volume: 11 Checkbook register: Chapter 448 of the Laws of 1909, check #609-811
1909 Nov. 24-1909 Dec. 6
Volume: 12 Checkbook register: Chapter 448 of the Laws of 1909, check #812-1044
1909 Dec. 6-1910 Jan. 3
Volume: 13 Checkbook register: Chapter 811 of the Laws of 1911, check #1-3
1911 Dec. 16

Subseries II: General Financial Documents

Scope and Contents note

This subseries contains all other financial documents related to the operation of the Commission, such as account sheets, ledgers, cashbooks, payroll records, and audit reports.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 17 Folder : 5 Financial documents
1909 Sept. 24-1911 Feb. 15
Box: 17 Folder : 6 Account sheets for Metal Fund
1909 Sept. 30-1909 Nov. 22
Box: 17 Folder : 7 Account sheets for State Fund
1909 Mar. 27-1910 Feb. 25
Box: 17 Folder : 8 Account sheets for Subscription Fund
1909 Jun. 30-1912 Sept. 24
Box: 17 Folder : 9 Accounts
1909 Sept. 20-1909 Oct. 18
Box: 17 Folder : 10 Accounts: Metropolitan Museum of Art
1909 Jan. 9-1910 Jan. 7
Box: 17 Folder : 11 Accounts: Metropolitan Museum of Art
1909 Jan. 9-1910 Jan. 7
Box: 17 Folder : 12 Accounts: Metropolitan Museum of Art
1909 Jan. 9-1909 Jan. 7
Box: 18 Folder : 1 Accounts: Metropolitan Museum of Art
1909 Jan. 9-1910 Jan. 7
Box: 18 Folder : 2 Accounts: Metropolitan Museum of Art
1909 Jan. 9-1910 Jan. 7
Box: 18 Folder : 3 Accounts: Whitehead & Hoag Co.
1910 May 14-1910 Jan. 7
Box: 18 Folder : 4 Appropriations ledger
1906-1909
Box: 18 Folder : 5 Appropriations ledger
1906-1910
Box: 18 Folder : 6 Bills and receipts
1909 Oct. 12-1911 May 24
Box: 18 Folder : 7 Bills and receipts: American District Telegraph Company
1909 Nov. 1-1911 May 26
Box: 18 Folder : 8 Audit report for the period of 1905 Dec. 5-1912 Jun. 30
1912 Oct. 3
Box: 18 Folder : 9 Ledger
1906 Sept. 26-1906 Sept. 28
Box: 18 Folder : 10 Payroll records
1909 Jan. 30-1909 Feb. 6
Box: 18 Folder : 11 Payroll records
1909 Sept. 18-1909 Oct. 23
Box: 18 Folder : 11 Sale records
Undated
Box: 18 Folder : 13 Treasurer's reports and financial estimates
1910 Mar. 1-1910 Aug. 19
Volume: 14 Audit report
1909 Apr. 5
Volume: 15 Cashbook
1905 Dec. 28-1909 Feb. 22
Volume: 16 Cashbook
1905 Dec. 28-1909 May 1
Volume: 17 Cashbook
1906 Sept. 28-1909 Dec. 13
Volume: 18 Cashbook
1906 Sep-1910 Feb
Volume: 19 Cashbook
1909 Dec. 13-1911 Dec. 16
Volume: 20 Cashbook: City Fund
1909 Aug. 23-1911 Apr. 27
Volume: 21 Cashbook: Subscription Fund
1905 Dec. 28-1910 Jul. 16
Volume: 22 Ledger
circa 1908-1910
Volume: 23 Ledger: Bands
circa 1909
Volume: 24 Ledger: Bands
circa 1909
Volume: 25 Ledger: Subscription Fund
1910 Jul. 21-1912 Jun. 30

Subseries III: Committee Financial Documents

Scope and Contents note

This subseries contains the financial documents, such as account sheets, for specific committees.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 18 Folder : 14 Aquatic Sports Committee
1909 Sept. 17-1909 Nov. 18
Box: 18 Folder : 15 Badge, Flag, and Poster Committee
1909 Aug. 31-1909 Oct. 20
Box: 18 Folder : 16 Children's Festivals Committee
1909 Jul. 1-1910 Feb. 15
Box: 19 Folder : 1 Naval Parade Committee
1909 Sept. 16-1909 Dec. 20
Box: 19 Folder : 2 Richmond Borough Committee
1909 Oct. 9
Box: 19 Folder : 3 Ways and Means Committee
1909 Jul. 28-1909 Aug. 25
Volume: 26 Cashbook: Committees
1909 Jul. 26-1910
Volume: 27 Ledger: Committees
1909 Sept.-1910 Feb

Subseries IV: Payment Vouchers

Scope and Contents note

The vouchers in this subseries document the financial transactions between the Commission and other individuals and companies. The funding source for the various vouchers is noted by the folder title. In addition, this subseries contains schedules for the various vouchers, which act as indexes for the series. The documents are arranged by voucher number.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 19 Folder : 4 Chapter 325 of the Laws of 1906, Schedule
1906 Apr. 28-1908 Jun. 10
Box: 19 Folder : 5 Chapter 325 of the Laws of 1906, 1-75
1906 Oct. 2-1908 May 1
Box: 19 Folder : 6 Chapter 325 of the Laws of 1906, 75-130
1908 May 12-1909 Feb. 9
Box: 19 Folder : 7 Chapter 325 of the Laws of 1906, A11, A12
1908 Jan. 2-1908 May 11
Box: 19 Folder : 8 Chapter 466 of the Laws of 1908, Schedule
1909 Feb. 10-1909 Sept. 8
Box: 19 Folder : 9 Chapter 466 of the Laws of 1908, 1-50
1909 Jan. 9-1909 Mar. 12
Box: 19 Folder : 10 Chapter 466 of the Laws of 1908, 51-100
1909 Mar. 6-1909 Apr. 13
Box: 19 Folder : 11 Chapter 466 of the Laws of 1908, 101-150
1909 Apr. 6-1909 May 28
Box: 19 Folder : 12 Chapter 466 of the Laws of 1908, 151-200
1909 May 8-1909 Jun. 16
Box: 20 Folder : 1 Chapter 466 of the Laws of 1908, 201-250
1909 Jun. 5-1909 Jun. 19
Box: 20 Folder : 2 Chapter 466 of the Laws of 1908, 251-300
1909 Jun. 12-1909 Aug. 27
Box: 20 Folder : 3 Chapter 466 of the Laws of 1908, 301-350
1909 Jun. 23-1909 Aug. 30
Box: 20 Folder : 4 Chapter 466 of the Laws of 1908, 351-400
1909 Aug. 17-1909 Aug. 26
Box: 20 Folder : 5 Chapter 466 of the Laws of 1908, 401-429
1909 Jul. 31-1909 Sept. 28
Box: 20 Folder : 6 Chapter 466 of the Laws of 1908, 1-50
1909 Sept. 14-1909 Nov. 29
Box: 20 Folder : 7 Chapter 466 of the Laws of 1908, 51-100
1909 Aug. 28-1909 Nov. 5
Box: 21 Folder : 1 Chapter 466 of the Laws of 1908, 101-150
1909 Sept. 11-1909 Nov. 20
Box: 21 Folder : 2 Chapter 466 of the Laws of 1908, 151-200
1909 Oct. 8-1909 Nov. 27
Box: 21 Folder : 3 Chapter 466 of the Laws of 1908, 201-259
1909 Sept. 30-1909 Nov. 22
Box: 21 Folder : 4 Chapter 466 of the Laws of 1908, 399-968
1909 Oct. 30-1909 Dec. 10
Box: 21 Folder : 5 Chapter 448 of the Laws of 1909, Schedule
1910 Jan. 14-1910 Jan. 27
Box: 21 Folder : 6 Chapter 448 of the Laws of 1909, 1-300
1909 Aug. 14-1909 Nov. 17
Box: 21 Folder : 7 Chapter 448 of the Laws of 1909, 300-350
1909 Oct. 15-1909 Nov. 3
Box: 21 Folder : 8 Chapter 448 of the Laws of 1909, 351-398
1909 Oct. 15-1909 Nov. 30
Box: 22 Folder : 1 Chapter 448 of the Laws of 1909, 422-400
1909 Sept. 17-1909 Nov. 20
Box: 22 Folder : 2 Chapter 448 of the Laws of 1909, 451-525
1909 Nov. 12-1909 Dec. 3
Box: 22 Folder : 3 Chapter 448 of the Laws of 1909, 526-600
1909 Oct. 8-1909 Dec. 6
Box: 22 Folder : 4 Chapter 448 of the Laws of 1909, 601-650
1909 Oct. 2-1909 Dec. 11
Box: 22 Folder : 5 Chapter 448 of the Laws of 1909, 651-700
1909 Oct. 7-1909 Dec. 4
Box: 22 Folder : 6 Chapter 448 of the Laws of 1909, 701-750
1909 Sept. 29-1909 Dec. 3
Box: 22 Folder : 7 Chapter 448 of the Laws of 1909, 751-800
1909 Sept. 20-1909 Nov. 12
Box: 22 Folder : 8 Chapter 448 of the Laws of 1909, 801-850
1909 Sept. 25-1909 Dec. 14
Box: 23 Folder : 1 Chapter 448 of the Laws of 1909, 851-900
1909 Oct. 8-1909 Dec. 7
Box: 23 Folder : 2 Chapter 448 of the Laws of 1909, 900-975
1909 Sept. 28-1910 Jan. 8
Box: 23 Folder : 3 Chapter 448 of the Laws of 1909, Unnumbered
1909
Box: 23 Folder : 4 Chapter 513 of the Laws of 1910, Schedule
1910 Jul. 6
Box: 23 Folder : 5 Chapter 811 of the Laws of 1911, 1-2
1911 Dec. 7
Box: 23 Folder : 6 City Fund, 1-100
1909 Jun. 23-1909 Oct. 13
Box: 23 Folder : 7 City Fund, 101-160
1909 Oct. 13-1909 Dec.
Box: 23 Folder : 8 City Fund, Unnumbered
1909 Oct.
Box: 23 Folder : 9 Open Market Order, Schedule
1911 Jan. 27-1911 Mar. 21
Box: 23 Folder : 10 Open Market Order, 1-15
1911 Jan. 27-1911 Apr. 27
Box: 23 Folder : 11 Children's Festivals Committee, 2-25
1909 Oct. 4-1909 Oct. 5
Box: 23 Folder : 12 Children's Festivals Committee, 26-50
1909 Oct. 1-1909 Oct. 20
Box: 24 Folder : 1 Children's Festivals Committee, 51-65
1909 Oct. 20
Box: 24 Folder : 2 Children's Festivals Committee, 66-80
1909 Oct. 20-1909 Oct. 23
Box: 24 Folder : 3 Children's Festivals Committee, 81-100
1909 Oct. 20
Box: 24 Folder : 4 Children's Festivals Committee, 101-115
1909 Oct. 20-1909 Oct. 22
Box: 24 Folder : 5 Children's Festivals Committee, 116-145
1909 Oct. 29
Box: 24 Folder : 6 Children's Festivals Committee, 146-214
1909 Oct. 27
Box: 24 Folder : 7 Children's Festivals Committee, 216-240
1909 Oct. 27-1909 Nov. 9
Box: 25 Folder : 1 Children's Festivals Committee, 241-270
1909 Nov. 5-1909 Nov. 29
Box: 25 Folder : 2 Children's Festivals Committee, 271-290
1909 Oct. 29-1909 Nov. 29
Box: 25 Folder : 3 Children's Festivals Committee, 291-315
1909 Nov. 13-1909 Nov. 22
Box: 25 Folder : 4 Children's Festivals Committee, 316-348
1909 Nov. 13-1910 Feb. 12
Box: 25 Folder : 5 Subscription Fund, 13-40
1909 Mar. 22-1909 Aug. 10
Box: 25 Folder : 6 Subscription Fund, 41-80
1909 Aug. 6-1909 Sept. 27
Box: 25 Folder : 7 Subscription Fund, 81-120
1909 Sept. 15-1909 Nov. 19
Box: 26 Folder : 1 Subscription Fund, 121-160
1909 Sept. 29-1909 Nov. 19
Box: 26 Folder : 2 Subscription Fund, 161-200
1909 Oct. 25-1909 Dec. 2
Box: 26 Folder : 3 Subscription Fund, 201-230
1909 Nov. 4-1909 Dec. 8
Box: 26 Folder : 4 Subscription Fund, 231-250
1909 Nov. 30-1909 Dec. 8
Box: 26 Folder : 5 Subscription Fund, 251-270
1909 Nov. 27-1909 Dec. 23
Box: 26 Folder : 6 Subscription Fund, 272-300
1909 Nov. 27-1909 Dec. 15
Box: 27 Folder : 1 Subscription Fund, 301-320
1909 Dec. 3-1909 Dec. 22
Box: 27 Folder : 2 Subscription Fund, 322-340
1909 Dec. 4-1910 Jan. 4
Box: 27 Folder : 3 Subscription Fund, 341-370
1909 Dec. 7-1909 Dec. 25
Box: 27 Folder : 4 Subscription Fund, 371-400
1909 Dec. 13-1910 Jan. 3
Box: 27 Folder : 5 Subscription Fund, 401-430
1909 Dec. 31-1910 Jan. 25
Box: 27 Folder : 6 Subscription Fund, 431-460
1910 Jan. 22-1910 Mar. 8
Box: 28 Folder : 1 Subscription Fund, 461-500
1910 Mar. 1-1910 Jul. 28
Box: 28 Folder : 2 Subscription Fund, 502-530
1910 Apr. 15-1910 Jun. 25
Box: 28 Folder : 3 Subscription Fund, 531-570
1910 Jul. 20-1910 Oct. 28
Box: 28 Folder : 4 Subscription Fund, 571-610
1910 Oct. 27-1912 Jul. 1
Box: 28 Folder : 5 Subscription Fund, A1-A40
1909 Nov. 8-1909 Nov. 29
Box: 28 Folder : 6 Subscription Fund, A41-A70
1909 Nov. 10-1909 Nov. 29
Box: 29 Folder : 1 Subscription Fund, A71-A100
1909 Nov. 11-1909 Dec. 1
Box: 29 Folder : 2 Subscription Fund, A101-A130
1909 Nov. 11-1909 Nov. 26
Box: 29 Folder : 3 Subscription Fund, A131-A150
1909 Oct. 11-1910 Jan. 27
Box: 29 Folder : 4 Subscription Fund, A151-A190
1909 Nov. 29-1909 Dec. 30
Box: 29 Folder : 5 Subscription Fund, A191-A220
1909 Nov. 23-1909 Dec. 13
Box: 29 Folder : 6 Subscription Fund, A221-A258
1909 Nov. 27-1910 Feb. 3
Box: 29 Folder : 7 Subscription Fund, Unnumbered
1909

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Series III: Legal Documents

Subseries I:

Scope and Contents note

The legal documents in this collection consist of materials related to complaints against the Commission, as well as paperwork related to copyrighted materials (i.e. Celebration emblem, etc).

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 30 Folder : 1 Certified copies of state laws
1909 May 3-1909 June 3
Box: 30 Folder : 2 Copyright
1909 Mar. 6-1909 Sept. 11
Box: 30 Folder : 3 Erie Railroad Company
1909-1911
Box: 30 Folder : 4 Pain Manufacturing Company
1909-1910
Box: 30 Folder : 5 I.M. Southern & Company
1909 Sept. 17-1909 Nov. 30
Box: 30 Folder : 6 Legal Documents
1909-1910

Subseries II: Contracts

Scope and Contents note

This subseries contains contracts and agreements between the Commission and various other parties, such as bands, architects, and vendors. In some instances, relevant correspondence and documents are filed with the contracts. The contracts are arranged alphabetically by the name of the second party.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 30 Folder : 7 Band Contracts: Bronx Parade
1909 Sept. 25-1909 Sept. 27
Box: 30 Folder : 8 Band Contracts: Carnival Parade (Brooklyn)
1909 Sept. 27-1909 Oct. 7
Box: 30 Folder : 9 Band Contracts: Carnival Parade (Manhattan)
1909 Sept. 10-1909 Sept. 21
Box: 30 Folder : 10 Band Contracts: Historical Parade (Brooklyn)
1909 Sept. 21
Box: 30 Folder : 11 Band Contracts: Historical Parade (Manhattan)
1909 Sept. 8-1909 Sept. 25
Box: 30 Folder : 12 Band Contracts: Staten Island Parade
1909 Sept. 24
Box: 31 Folder : 1 Contracts: A-Cam
1909 Mar. 29-1909 Sept. 24
Box: 31 Folder : 2 Contracts: Car-Curtiss
1909 Jun. 8-1909 Sept. 28
Box: 31 Folder : 3 Contracts: E-Med
1909 Jul.-1909 Sept. 29
Box: 31 Folder : 4 Contracts: Met-P
1908 Mar. 30-1909 Sept. 28
Box: 31 Folder : 5 Contracts: R-S
1909 Feb. 8-1909 Oct. 14
Box: 31 Folder : 6 Contracts: T-W
1909 May 18-1909 Sept. 22

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Series IV: Organizational Materials

Scope and Contents note

This series consists of materials related to the operation of the Commission, such as meeting minutes and stated procedures, as well as logistical materials related to the Celebration.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 32 Folder : 1 Lists of Commission members
Undated
Box: 32 Folder : 2 Organizational procedures
Undated
Box: 32 Folder : 3 Minutes: Annual Meeting of the Hudson Fulton Celebration Commission
1912 May 18
Box: 32 Folder : 4 Minutes: Committee on Badges, Flag, and Poster
1909 Oct. 13
Box: 32 Folder : 5 Minutes: Committee on Public Safety
1909 Oct. 13
Box: 32 Folder : 6 Minutes: Executive Committee
1910 Jun. 10-1910 Sept. 13
Box: 32 Folder : 7 Minutes: Joint Committee on Half Moon and Clermont
1909 Nov. 3-1910 Sept. 13
Box: 32 Folder : 8 Minutes: Trustees' Meetings
1909 Oct. 14-1909 Nov. 24
Box: 32 Folder : 9 Minutes: Trustees' Meetings
1909 Dec. 22-1911 May 17
Box: 32 Folder : 10 Reports on various meetings
1909 Aug. 31-1909 Sept. 11
Box: 32 Folder : 11 Order of Business for Trustees' Meeting
1910 May 4
Volume: 28 Address book
circa 1908-1911
Volume: 29 Minutes: Hudson Tercentenary Joint Committee
1905 Feb. 15-1906 Apr. 16
Volume: 30 First and second Annual Report, Minutes: Executive Committee, Trustees' Meetings (assistant secretary's copy)
1905 Dec. 16-1909 Jan. 7
Volume: 31 Minutes: Executive Committee, Trustees' Meetings, Upper-Hudson Committee (president's copy)
1905 Dec. 16-1909 Jan. 7
Volume: 32 Minutes: Executive Committee, Trustees' Meetings, Upper-Hudson Committee assistant secretary's copy)
1909 Jan. 27-1909 Oct. 8
Volume: 33 Minutes: Executive Committee, Trustees' Meetings, Upper-Hudson Committee (secretary's copy)
1909 Jan. 27-1909 Oct. 8
Volume: 34 Official documents: Chapter 325 of the Laws of 1906, Chapter 217 of the Laws of 1908, By-laws, Member list, Minutes
1906 Apr.-1909 Jan. 23
Volume: 35 Official documents (includes copies of letters, calendar of events, guest list, and meeting minutes)
1909 Sept. 14-1910 Aug. 23
Volume: 36 Official documents: Committee on Plan and Scope
1905 Jul. 13-1906 Jan.
Volume: 37 Scrapbook
1905 Nov. 28-1909 Apr. 23
Volume: 38 Scrapbook
1909 Apr. 9-1910 Jun. 17
Box: 32 Folder : 12 Blueprints
1909 Jul.
Box: 32 Folder : 13 Inventories
circa 1909-1911
Box: 32 Folder : 14 Lists of official guests
circa 1909
Box: 32 Folder : 15 Lists of reception guests
circa 1909
Box: 32 Folder : 16 Requests made to Commission
1909 Sept.
Box: 32 Folder : 17 Schedules
1909 Sept.
Box: 32 Folder : 18 Speeches
1909 Sept. 27-1909 Dec. 30
Box: 32 Folder : 19 Mrs. Spencer Trask's Lyrics to "America" (sung by Glee Club)
Undated

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Series V: Ephemera

Scope and Contents note

The ephemera in this collection consists of invitations, programs, tickets, and various other printed materials.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 33 Folder : 1 Invitations
circa 1909
Box: 33 Folder : 2 Printed materials
circa 1909
Box: 33 Folder : 3 Programs
circa 1909
Box: 33 Folder : 4 Tickets
circa 1909

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Series VI: Clippings

Scope and Contents note

This series contains magazine and newspaper clippings about the Celebration.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 33 Folder : 5 Magazine Articles
1909 Sept. 25-1909 Oct. 9
Box: 33 Folder : 6 Newspaper Clippings
1909 Apr. 4-1911 May 11

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Series VII: The Fourth Annual Report of the Hudson Fulton Celebration Commission

Scope and Contents note

This series contains various drafts for The Fourth Annual Report of the Hudson Fulton Celebration Commission, 1909, many of which contain editing notes.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 33 Folder : 7 Draft, Intro-Chapter X
1910 May 21-1910 Dec. 27
Box: 33 Folder : 8 Draft, Chapter XI-XXXVI
1910 Jun. 30-1910 Jul. 27
Box: 33 Folder : 9 Draft, Chapter XXXVII-XL
1910 Jul. 19-1910 Aug. 2
Box: 33 Folder : 10 Draft, Chapter LVI-LX
1910 Jul. 17-1910 Aug. 2
Box: 33 Folder : 11 Illustrations
circa 1910
Box: 34 Folder : 1 Draft, Intro-Chapter XXII
circa 1910
Box: 34 Folder : 2 Draft, Chapter XXII-L
circa 1910
Box: 35 Folder : 1 Draft, Chapter LI-LXII, Appendix
circa 1910
Volume: 39 The Fourth Annual Report of the Hudson Fulton Celebration Commission, volume 1
1910
Volume: 40 The Fourth Annual Report of the Hudson Fulton Celebration Commission, volume 2
1910

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Series VIII: Materials unrelated to the Hudson-Fulton Celebration

Scope and Contents note

This series consists of miscellaneous materials related to the collection, such as visiting cards collected at the various events, materials relating to Robert Fulton, obituaries of Commission members, and loose envelopes from the collection.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 35 Folder : 2 Visiting cards
Undated
Box: 35 Folder : 3 Handwritten notes
Undated
Box: 35 Folder : 4 List of members of the Board of Alderman
1909-1911
Box: 35 Folder : 5 Materials relating to Robert Fulton
Undated
Box: 35 Folder : 6 Materials relating to Robert Fulton
Undated
Box: 35 Folder : 7 Obituaries
1909 Dec. 16-1911 Jun. 29
Box: 35 Folder : 8 Scrapbook: Clarence Lexow obituaries
1910 Dec. 31-1911 Jan. 1
Box: 35 Folder : 9 Description of Lexow Family Coat of Arms
circa 1911
Box: 35 Folder : 10 The Journal-News - Articles honoring Clarence Lexow
1948 Jun. 15
Box: 35 Folder : 11 Manuscript copy from "The Homestead of a Colonial Dame" by Alice Crary Sulcliffe, 1909 (Robert Fulton's great-granddaughter)
1909
Box: 35 Folder : 12 Schedule of New York baseball games (used as place holders)
1909
Box: 35 Folder : 13 Loose envelopes
Undated

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