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

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Collection processed by Larry Weimer and Elise Winks

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on July 08, 2022
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Descriptive Summary

Creator: De Voe, Thomas F. (Thomas Farrington), 1811-1892
Title: Thomas F. De Voe scrapbooks
Dates [inclusive]: circa 1720-1890 (Bulk, 1850s-1880s)
Abstract: The collection includes 80 scrapbooks compiled by Thomas F. De Voe (1811-1892). The bulk of the content is newspaper clippings, though some other printed forms are present as well. Some material ranges as early as circa 1720 and as late as 1890, but the bulk ranges from the 1850s into the 1880s. 34 of the volumes concern New York City history (e.g., politics, built environment, cultural institutions, events, etc.); 15 volumes relate to obituaries or other profiles of notable people; 8 relate to the Civil War and other military matters; 7 concern markets; and the remaining 16 volumes are on various topics.
Quantity: 19 Linear feet in 19 boxes
Location: Materials in this collection are stored offsite. For more information on making arrangements to consult them, please visit
Language: The documents in the collection are in English.
Call Phrase: MS 3193