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Guide to the New-York Historical Society Collection of
New York City Miscellaneous Manuscripts
circa 1614-1933 (bulk 1641-1900)
 MS 443.19

New-York Historical Society
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New York, NY 10024
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New-York Historical Society

Collection processed by Alison Barr and Larry Weimer

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on September 29, 2022
Finding aid written in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Descriptive Summary

Creator: New-York Historical Society
Title: New-York Historical Society collection of New York City miscellaneous manuscripts
Dates [inclusive]: circa 1614-1933 (bulk 1641-1900)
Abstract: The collection was compiled over time by New-York Historical Society and is composed of miscellaneous documents related to New York City. Included are affidavits, correspondence, Common Council reports, muster rolls, receipts, licenses, wills, property surveys, account statements, and a variety of other items. The collection contains documents regarding the Five Indian Nations; correspondence from the Sons of Liberty; a directive from the 16th British regiment allowing each solider a "half a galloon" of beer per day; records of the New York Revolutionary Committee; an 1803 document listing deaths from yellow fever; a brief history of the New York Asylum for Lying in Women; a 1904 invitation to the opening of the subway and a ticket for one ride; and the last piece of ticker tape from the Stock Market crash on October 29, 1929.
Quantity: 3.8 Linear feet in 9 boxes
Location: For more information on making arrangements to consult the collection, please visit
Language: The bulk of the documents are in English. Some are in Dutch.
Call Phrase: MS 443.19