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Guide to the Clarence Lexow Scrapbooks
1881-1930s (bulk 1890s)
 MS 3189

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Collection processed by Elise Winks and Larry Weimer

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on December 10, 2021
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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Ferris, Warren, active 1890s
Title: Clarence Lexow scrapbooks
Dates [inclusive]: 1881-1930s (bulk, 1890s)
Abstract: The collection holds 21 scrapbooks primarily containing newspaper clippings concerning the political career of Clarence Lexow (1852-1910). Most, and perhaps all, of the scrapbooks were compiled by Lexow's brother-in-law, William Ferris. Lexow was a New York State Senator from 1894-1898 and the clippings relate principally to subjects that Lexow was closely involved with: the Senate Committee's investigation into New York City police corruption, legislative actions leading to the consolidation of Greater New York City in 1898, investigations into trusts and restraint of trade, and legislation on civil service reform.
Quantity: 4 Linear feet in 4 record cartons (21 volumes)
Location: Materials are stored offsite and advance notice is required for use. Please contact manuscripts@nyhistory.org prior to your research visit to coordinate access. Keep in mind that it will take between two (2) and five (5) business days for collections to arrive, and you should plan your research accordingly.
Language: The documents in the collection are in English, with a small number in German.
Call Phrase: MS 3189