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Guide to the John J. Stephens Research Notes
circa 1880s?-1920s
 MS 590

New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
New York, NY 10024
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New-York Historical Society

Collection processed by Elise Winks and Larry Weimer

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on December 03, 2021
Finding aid written in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

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Preferred Citation

The collection should be cited as: John J. Stephens research notes, MS 590, New-York Historical Society.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Abby W. Stephens (Mrs. John J. Stephens), 1923.

Processing Information

The collection was minimally processed by archivists Elise Winks and Larry Weimer in 2020-21. Winks flagged the packets of documents with an "SN" (sequence number) for basic identification. Weimer boxed the shelved collection, largely as found, however, because of the variablity of the size of the packets, a few are out of strict alphabetical sequence in order to accommodate boxing. Description of the packets' content was based on their original labels and skims of a small portion of the collection. Weimer also foldered and boxed the manuscript historical chronology.