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Guide to the Thomas F. De Voe Scrapbooks
circa 1720-1890 (bulk, 1850s-1880s)
 MS 3193

New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
New York, NY 10024
(212) 873-3400

New-York Historical Society

Collection processed by Larry Weimer and Elise Winks

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on July 08, 2022
Finding aid written in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Materials in this collection are stored offsite. For more information on making arrangements to consult them, please visit

Use Restrictions

Taking images of documents from the library collections for reference purposes by using hand-held cameras and in accordance with the library's photography guidelines is encouraged. As an alternative, patrons may request up to 20 images per day from staff.

Application to use images from this collection for publication should be made in writing to: Department of Rights and Reproductions, The New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024-5194, Phone: (212) 873-3400 ext. 282.

Copyrights and other proprietary rights may subsist in individuals and entities other than the New-York Historical Society, in which case the patron is responsible for securing permission from those parties. For fuller information about rights and reproductions from N-YHS visit:

Preferred Citation

The collection should be cited as: Thomas F. De Voe scrapbooks, MS 3193, New-York Historical Society.

Related Materials

New-York Historical Society holds many collections by or related to Thomas De Voe. These can be identified by searching on De Voe's name in N-YHS's on-line catalog, Bobcat. It is likely that at least some of those documents are closely related to these scrapbooks, but were separated for item level cataloging and shelved separately at some point. Many of these separate collections relate substantially to De Voe's interest in markets.

Existence and Location of Copies

There are bound facsimiles of volumes SN-67, SN-68, SN-79, and another copy of Mariam Touba's index (see SN-68) available at the reference desk.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bequest of Thomas F. De Voe.

Processing Information

In 2019-20, as part of a broader project, archivist Elise Winks performed a high level survey of the collection and assigned unique identifiers to each volume. In 2022, archivist Larry Weimer inventoried the scrapbooks, boxing them for offsite storage, and describing them in this finding aid.