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Guide to the Edward Gibert Schermerhorn Papers
1785-1949 (bulk, 1885-1918)
 MS 3112

New-York Historical Society
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Collection processed by Larry Weimer

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Container List

Container 1     Title Date
Offsite-Box: 1 Scrapbooks. New York State National Guard, 7th Regiment (2 volumes)

Scope and Contents

Two scrapbooks that hold material related to the 7th Regiment generally and to I Company (also referred to as 9th Company) specifically. Documents include orders, rosters, clippings, uniform and other instructions, photographs, drawings, Athletic Association by-laws, programs for various minstrels (including at the Flushing Athletic Club), annual reports, letters, receipts, Rifle Club program, menus, meeting announcements, rules of the Committee on Rifle Practice, tickets, Lark Club ephemera (9th/I Company social focus). Printed script of comedy "William Tell, with a vengeance!" noted as played at Academy of Music, on April 14, 1887, possibly with Schermerhorn in the role of Rosetta.

1885-circa 1890
Offsite-Box: 2 Scrapbook. Family & genealogy

Scope and Contents

The scrapbook holds documents related to the Schermerhorn, Gibert, Thebaud, Townsend, and other affiliated families. Documents include genealogical notes; photographs; original documents from circa 1829 forward (receipts, letters, ephemera, etc.); clippings (obituaries, marriages, family events, etc.); and more. There are also materials relating to organizations that Schermerhorn was a member of, including the Saint Nicholas Society and veterans organizations.

1829-1949
Offsite-Box: 2 Scrapbook. Military Secretary to Governor William Sulzer & subsequent events

Scope and Contents

This scrapbook primarily includes clippings, ephemera, letters, photographs, etc. related to Schermerhorn's appointment as Military Secretary to William Sulzer. The scrapbook also holds documents relating to Schermerhorn's reinstatement on the supernumerary list of the National Guard in 1914, with various loose clippings and other documents to about 1918.

1912-1918
Offsite-Box: 2 Books (7 volumes)

Scope and Contents

Seven small volumes:

"Obras dramaticas y liricas" by D. Leandro Fernandez de Moratin, 3 volumes, 1826, published in Paris, in Spanish

"Morceaux choisis des Lettres édifiantes et curieuses écrites des missions étrangères. Sur la religion, les moeurs et les usages des peuples visites par les missionaires; suivis de fragmens de Nouvelles Lettres Edifiantes, d'un coup d'oeil general sur les missions, etc; Par Ant. C.***", 2 volumes, 1813, 2nd edition, published in Paris, in French.

* "Grammatical Institutes, or, An Easy Introduction to Dr. Lowth's English Grammar: Designed for the Use of Schools, and to Lead Young Gentlemen and Ladies into the Knowledge of the First Principles of the English Language," by John Ash, new edition, 1785[?]

* "Last Days of Pompeii," by [Edward Bulwer-Lytton], 1834.

1785-1834