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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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New-York Historical Society

Collection processed by Larry Weimer

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on April 01, 2022
Finding aid written in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Scope and Contents

The collection holds 4 scrapbooks and 7 books. Two of the scrapbooks date from E. Gibert Schermerhorn's service with the New York State National Guard's 7th Regiment (Company I) in 1885-1891. These hold regimental and company orders and other documents related to the military aspects of the Guard as well as ancillary activities such as Company I's entertainment and social activities, commonly organized into various clubs. The container list provides a fuller description of the document types.

A third scrapbook documents Schermerhorn's appointment and tenure as Military Secretary in 1912-13 to New York Governor William Sulzer, and Schermerhorn's reinstatement to the National Guard's reserve in 1914 after Schermerhorn's departure from the office after Sulzer's impeachment in 1913.

A fourth scrapbook holds family history documents related to Edward Gibert's branch of the Schermerhorn and affiliated families, including Gibert, Thebaud, and Townsend. Documents in this scrapbook range from approximately 1829 to 1949.

Finally, there are 7 small books dating from 1785 to 1834; these are listed in the container list.

Arrangement

The collection is organized by format and subject.