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Guide to the Martha J. Lamb Papers
1756-1892 (Bulk 1876-1892)
 MS 362

New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
New York, NY 10024
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This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on October 13, 2022
Description is in English.

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Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as the Martha J. Lamb Papers, MS 362, The New-York Historical Society.

Related Material at The New-York Historical Society

• Madison Square Presbyterian Church societies' papers, 1882 (1 volume). Includes the constitution of the Loan Relief Society. Most of this material is in Lamb's handwriting or is addressed to her. Call phrase: BV NYC Churches Presbyterian.
• Misc. Lamb correspondence (5 items) in various collections. See card catalog.
•  Magazine of American History letterbooks, 1877–1881 (6 volumes), before Lamb's tenure as editor. Call phrase: BV Stevens, John Austin.
• Library collections contain  Magazine of American History, 1877–1893 with index. Also several of Lamb's publications including  History of the City of New York: Its Origin, Rise and Progress.

Separated Materials

Magazine of American History letterbooks, April 4, 1884–1892 (7 volumes) Call phrase: BV  Magazine of American History.
• Forty genealogies transferred to the Library in 1957, families unknown.

Processing Information

A small cache of items relating to or created by Martha J. Lamb (e.g., newspaper clippings, articles, manuscript notes, and some ephemera) was discovered during a project to clear out the N-YHS library stacks. This material was inserted into the Martha J. Lamb Papers by archivist Joseph Ditta, who also updated this finding aid in October 2022.