Print / View Finding Aid as Single Page

New-York Historical Society logo

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
(212) 873-3400


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

Container List

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 15 Outline of historical chronology (Box 1 of 2)

Scope and Contents

This box and the next hold Stephens's outline chronology of New York historical events, from 1497-1908 in over 790 numbered leaves. This first box holds dates 1497-1845, leaves 1-282.

1920s?
Offsite-Box: 16 Outline of historical chronology (Box 2 of 2)

Scope and Contents

This box and the previous one hold Stephens's outline chronology of New York historical events, from 1497-1908 in over 790 numbered leaves. This second box holds dates 1846-1908, leaves 283-790.

1920s?
Offsite-Box: 1 Item : SN 1-15 "Essentials of New York City and state history" (15 packets)

Scope and Contents

These packets hold Stephens's outlines of notable historical events, arranged alphabetically by subject.

Offsite-Box: 16 "Notes on Brooklyn" (index cards, alphabetical by subject)
Offsite-Box: 2 Item : SN 16-23 Research notes (8 packets)

Scope and Contents

This box holds packets for A (General), Adirondacks, Albany, Auburn, B (General), Binghamton, Brooklyn, and Buffalo.

Offsite-Box: 3 Item : SN 24-31 Research notes (8 packets)

Scope and Contents

This box holds packets for C (General), Churches (also see New York City-Churches), D-H (General)

Offsite-Box: 4 Item : SN 32-36 Research notes (5 packets)

Scope and Contents

This box holds packets for Fulton (one of the largest topical files), City Club History (which seems to hold general historical items), J-L (General), and Letters (which holds original letters to Stephens, circa 1915-22, and photostats of historical documents)

Offsite-Box: 5 Item : SN 37-43 Research notes (7 packets)

Scope and Contents

This box holds packets for the subject Men, letters A-H.

Offsite-Box: 6 Item : SN 44-50 Research notes (7 packets)

Scope and Contents

This box holds packets for the subject Men, letters I-Z.

Offsite-Box: 7 Item : SN 51-57 Research notes (7 packets)

Scope and Contents

This box holds packets for Hudson River, Maps, Mementoes, and Monuments

Offsite-Box: 8 Item : SN 58-64 Research notes (7 packets)

Scope and Contents

This box holds packets for M (General), Miscellaneous, Niagara Falls, N-P (General)

Offsite-Box: 9 Item : SN 65-70 Research notes (6 packets)

Scope and Contents

Boxes 9-11 hold the packets for the topic New York City, letters A-T. The packets are somewhat out of sequence to accommodate packing.

Offsite-Box: 10 Item : SN 71-78 Research notes (8 packets)

Scope and Contents

Boxes 9-11 hold the packets for the topic New York City, letters A-T. The packets are somewhat out of sequence to accommodate packing.

Offsite-Box: 11 Item : SN 79-84 Research notes (6 packets)

Scope and Contents

Boxes 9-11 hold the packets for the topic New York City, letters A-T. The packets are somewhat out of sequence to accommodate packing.

Offsite-Box: 12 Item : SN 85-92 Research notes (8 packets)

Scope and Contents

This box holds New York City (letters U-Z), New York City Houses, New York City Maps, and New York City Police. It also holds letter R (General)

Offsite-Box: 13 Item : SN 93-98 Research notes (6 packets)

Scope and Contents

This box holds New York City Churches, S-T (General), and Statues

Offsite-Box: 14 Item : SN 99-106 Research notes (8 packets)

Scope and Contents

This box holds packets for Tablets, Theatres, Thousand Islands, Women, and U-Z (General)