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Guide to the Ludington Family Papers
1776-1945
 MS.2962

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Collection processed by Susan Kriete

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on November 08, 2016
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Container List

Series IV: Printed material and ephemera

Scope and Contents note

This series contains invitations, calling and business cards, programs, menus, and other ephemera from the many civic and cultural institutions with which Charles Ludington was associated. These include the Citizens Association of New York, the Chamber of Commerce, the New York Young Men's Christian Association, the Century Club, the American Art Union, the National Academy of Design, and many others.

Civil war related ephemera includes confederate currency and newspapers, U.S.Sanitary Fair Commission announcements, reports from various relief associations, menus and other printed material from the Union League, a printed program of George Bancroft's eulogy for Abraham Lincoln, and the crepe mourning band Charles Ludington wore following Lincoln's assassination.

Other notable items include an invitation and seating chart for the banquet honoring the officers of the French National Ship Isere, which carried the Statue of Liberty to the United States; invitations to and announcements of art exhibitions and auctions; and a solicitation of paintings from private collections for the opening of the new Metropolitan Museum building in Central Park.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 3 Folder : 8 School exercises and other family memorabilia; application for membership in Sons of the American Revolution
1830's, undated
Box: 3 Folder : 10 Hotel and store receipts; telegrams
1849-1860
Box: 3 Folder : 11 Calling and business cards; newspaper advertisement for Lathrop and Ludington
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 12 News clippings
1830's, 1850's, 1890's, undated
Oversize: large Folder : Ludington OS2 New York Sun
1877 March 3
Oversize: large Folder : Ludington OS2 Carnival Issue of the New Orleans Picayne newspaper
1901 February 18
Box: 4 Folder : 1 Civil war -- events and organizations
1860's
Box: 4 Folder : 2 Civil war -- Lincoln assassination, confederacy, 13th Amendment
1865
Box: 4 Folder : 3 Civic and business associations (includes certificate for admission of destitute patient to Bellevue Hospital)
1860's-1880's
Oversize: Medium Folder : Ludington OS3 Certificates of membership; application for membership in the New York State Society of the Sons of the American Revolution
1878-1890, undated
Box: 4 Folder : 4 Banquets and meetings
1863-1887
Box: 4 Folder : 5 Art and cultural organizations
1849-1881, undated
Box: 4 Folder : 6 Opera librettos and play books
circa 1880's, 1902
Box: 4 Folder : 7 Opera librettos
circa 1890's-1900's
Box: 4 Folder : 8 Funeral program and condolences, Charles H. Ludington
1910-1912
Volume: BV Ludington 9 Folder : Manual for the Use of the Legislature of the State of New York
1867

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