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Guide to the New-York Historical Society General Correspondence
1805-2017 (bulk, 1805-1982)
 NYHS-RG 2

New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
New York, NY 10024
Phone: (212) 873-3400


© 2011 New-York Historical Society

Collection processed by Brynn White and Margaret Kaczorowski

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on April 09, 2018
English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Container List

Series IV. General Correspondence., 1908-1982. 117.29 Linear feet in 282 document boxes and one oversize folder

Access Restrictions

N-YHS generally restricts the records of the Board and the Executive Office for fifty years following the conclusion of the tenure of a President and CEO (formerly, Director). Correspondence from 1960-1982 is currently restricted as these files were held in the Director's Office.

Scope and Contents Note

The General Correspondence (1908-1982) series begins with the summer of 1908, when the N-YHS has officially reopened in its new (and current) building on Central Park West. The majority of correspondence between 1908 and 1926 continues to be offers for donation or purchase; historical and genealogical reference inquiries from across the country and world (many of which it cannot accommodate owing to limited staff); documentation of N-YHS involvement in local events and advocacy for memorials and preservation; arrangements and receipts for various lecturers, services and goods, and materials exchanged with other institutions; and letters concerning membership (dues, member election and acceptance, Publication Fund shares). Toward the end of the 1910s, the Library took on more freelance consultants and cataloging staff.

During this time, N-YHS continued to field complaints about its governance and operations (culminating with the Van Rensselaer attacks in 1917), while also extending counsel to emerging societies and other historical institutions. Funding problems abounded, with a prevailing sentiment that upper class New Yorkers, despite widespread interest in local and national history, were not willing to contribute to the sustainability of N-YHS. Some women, youth, and school groups voice a sense of exclusion, while others decry it as an old-fashioned boys club that could be more civic-minded. N-YHS shifted its scope to more strictly address New York state and some larger United States history and focuses its art collecting on portraits of local importance. Photostatting was a prominent technological development, and N-YHS collaborated with a variety of organizations to assemble and share reproductions of old newspapers and other materials. Controversially, the Society continued to pour money into the preservation and cataloging of its Egyptian antiquities (primarily, the Abbott Collection), bringing Caroline Ransom Williams on to the staff for that purpose. A new initiative begun in 1917 was the creation of a Field Exploration Committee; headed by William Calver and Reginald Bolton, the Committee conducted amateur excavations at various New York sites, finding Indian, colonial, and Revolutionary War era artifacts. This series includes extensive correspondence regarding this important period in N-YHS’s history and the new directions it took through the 1920s.

Beginning in the latter 1920s, there was an increased interest of organizations to preserve and celebrate places of historical consequence. The N-YHS served at the forefront of this preservation movement, and N-YHS’s efforts and activism would continue throughout the 20th century. N-YHS provided documentation and illustrations from its collection to Colonial Williamsburg’s restoration project, including to T.R. Goodwin (Director, Department of Education). Notably, N-YHS was involved in the preservation efforts of Castle Clinton (see also Series V), Fort Ticonderoga, the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument, and the Schenck Homestead (Brooklyn). Notable correspondents include Robert Moses, Stephen H. Pell, Robert F. Wagner, and the New York Historical Association. The bulk of correspondence of incoming and outgoing responses from Librarian Alexander J. Wall (who was appointed Director in 1937) continued to be exchanged with patrons, historians, genealogists, vendors (book and art dealers), and outside institutions (e.g., American Antiquarian Society, Chicago Historical Society, Colonial Williamsburg, Library of Congress, Massachusetts Historical Society, Metropolitan Museum of Art, American Museum of Natural History, New York State Historical Association, Smithsonian Institution, Sons of the American Revolution). These matters included reference inquiries (particularly genealogical, Revolutionary War related, or concerning New York City or State); invitations to commemorations; personal information including change of address and death announcements; and continued exchanges with other museums and historical societies. Lecture proposals were arranged between N-YHS and lecturers Poultney Bigelow, Harry T. Peters and many others. N-YHS continued to be involved with historical events and commemorations across New York State and the country by loaning materials or advising (e.g. George Washington Birthday Bicentennial, the American Revolution Sesquicentennial, United States Constitution Sesquicentennial, 1939 New York World’s Fair).

By 1937, as a result of several large bequests to N-YHS (in particular the Elizabeth Gardiner Thompson estate), the institution was able to proceed with a major building expansion and renovation, during which time the building was closed for over a year. Many materials were moved offsite during reconstruction, including the Egyptian collection which was loaned and ultimately sold to the Brooklyn Museum. N-YHS was therefore able to make more storage room for collections related to New York history, such as a separate room for the Bella Landauer Collection. Other additions to the museum included new lighting following a trip abroad by Director A.J. Wall and George Zabriskie (Treasurer) to study proper lighting of European museums. Continuing up through the 1940s, storage continued to be problem for the museum’s growing collections; letters exchanged concern Philip N. Youtz being commissioned as Architect for unrealized plans for a further expansion of the building to encompass an Education Building. The N-YHS’s quest to be recognized as an educational museum had finally been realized in 1928 when the museum was declared a tax-exempt educational institution. This recognition opened the door for generous donations, and allowed the institution to take a more involved role in reaching out to schools and students in the city. In the following decades, N-YHS played a large role in furthering the education of students by offering programs, classes, film series, and the distribution of half tone reproductions of portraits, early views, and objects owned by the Society. The correspondence consists of letters from school children with historical-related questions, as well as thank you notes for tours of exhibitions or talks. The N-YHS welcomed and accomodated children even during challenging times, such as a school strike in 1968.

When America entered World War II, the N-YHS took an active part in efforts at home. In 1942, N-YHS formed the Museums Committee of the American Red Cross War Fund. Comprised of 26 institutions, the Committee took part in a community effort to protect area buildings and people from potential air raids or fires. N-YHS opened a part of its building as a Red Cross surgical dressing unit. Essentially, museum functions were directly affected by the war with considerable staff reductions (resulting in fewer exhibitions), and precautions taken to ensure the safety of collections with off-site storage and the covering of skylights. A.J. Wall (Director) took an active role in collecting information from state organizations in regard to the protection of state records during war time. The correspondence includes rich material concerning these wartime concerns and preparations.

Throughout the series, letters provide insight into the production of the various publications produced by the N-YHS, including the Edwin Smith Surgical Papers translated and edited by James H. Breasted, Williams Sawitzky's monograph on the artist Ralph Earl, and N-YHS's Dictionary of Artists in America 1564-1860 (George C. Groce and David H. Wallace). Included among these publications are the   Quarterly journal, reports, annual reports, and meeting minutes. Financial and real estate matters will give researchers a sense of the decisions the institution made over the years with regard to purchases, sales, and other matters (e.g. mortgage certificates, sales of properties owned by N-YHS, investments, securities, and taxes). Frequent correspondents concerning finances include N-YHS Treasurers Frederic D. Weekes, R. Horace Gallatin, Thomas Streeter, George Zabriskie, and William Van Alstyne. Bequests are noted in the series, as are additions to significant library collections (e.g. those from Bella C. Landauer, Leonidas Westervelt, Thomas O. Mabbott, Katherine Prentis Murphy, and Harold Seton).

Further information about documents and correspondents identified by the processing archivist as being of substance and/or significance to N-YHS institutional history or historical thought are identified in folder-level notes in the container list.

Arrangement Note

The series is in original order. Although the central correspondence files were maintained in alphabetical order by correspondent, it appears that at various points in time the files were emptied of most older correspondence and new alphabetical files were started with new incoming letters. Consequently, the series includes 18 of these “sets” or batches of correspondence, each set advancing chronologically from 1908 to 1982. Each set holds at least two years of correspondence (e.g., 1927-1929; 1930-1932), but several hold more years (e.g., 1960-1963; 1975-1979). This is especially true of the first set which ranges from 1908 to 1926. In order to keep a reviewer oriented to which set they are viewing in the container list, the entries include an opening reference (e.g., Correspondence 1908-1926. Bab – Bap; Correspondence 1946-1947. As-Az). In short, a researcher looking for correspondence to/from John Doe over an extended period of time will need to look for the “D” folder under multiple sets/time periods.

Processing Information Note

This series was initially processed perhaps circa 1990-2000, with documents transferred from original folders to archival containers. In 2016, archivist Margaret Kaczorowski refined the arrangement, integrated additional documents found, and provided description in a finding aid for the series.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 73 Folder : 1-7 Correspondence 1908-1926. Abb - Amen (7 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes Acme Film Company request for commission to actively seek out New York historical points for film capture (N-YHS expresses exclusive interest in developing print and photography collections); Allied Patriotic Societies advocating support for the repeal of the Lusk Anti-Sedition Laws (N-YHS asserts disinterest in politics); photostat copies of manuscript deposits made by Charles E. Adams in 1923. Correspondents: William Abbatt, Charles F. Adams, Virgil D. Allen, George B. Agnew, Cleveland Abbe (accepting membership election), Wilbur C. Abbott, H.F. Addition, and James Truslow Adams.

1908-1926, Undated
Box: 73 Folder : 8-13 Correspondence 1908-1926. American A - American E (6 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes extensive correspondence, surveys, ballots, memoranda, and newsletters from American Association of Museums; April 21, 1925 initial inquiry and response to the American Council of Learned Societies on attitudes towards the collection of material bearing on current history; ephemera and informational packets from the American Civic Association, American Academy of Political and Social Science, American Year Book Corporation, America's Gift to France (fund for statue commemorating the Battle of the Marne), Eugenics Society of the United States. Correspondents: American Art Association, American Bible Society, American Museum of Natural History, National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, and American Defense Society.

1908-1926
Box: 74 Folder : 1-2 Correspondence 1908-1926. American Antiquarian Society (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes centennial celebration program, annual meeting notices, and extensive correspondence between AAS Librarian Charles S. Brigham and N-YHS Librarian Alexander J. Wall, much of it concerning Wall's bibliography of New York almanacs (1694-1850) and compilation of historic newspaper photostats, in addition to reference inquiries, material exchanges, and more.

1908-1926
Box: 74 Folder : 3-7 Correspondence 1908-1926. American F - American M (5 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes American Historical Association materials from annual conferences on "The Problems of Historical Societies" and annual reports on "Writings on American History" issued by J.F. Jameson; American Library Association ephemera, surveys, ballots, and diagrams of the 1926 sesquicentennial Philadelphia Exposition; series of 1916 correspondence between institutions surrounding the American Fair Trade League's fight against the Stephens-Amhust Bill targeting dishonest advertising and proposed in the House of Representatives (official circular also present). Correspondents:American Irish Historical Society, American Museum of Natural History, American Federation of Arts, and Greater New York Library War Council.

1908-1926
Box: 74 Folder : 8-11 Correspondence 1908-1926. American N - American W (4 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes extensive reference inquiries from American Scenic and Historic Preservation Society and voice of support from secretary Edward Hageman Hall in response to Van Rensselaer criticism of N-YHS; American Numismatic Society membership applications and cards, correspondence on collaborations such as a medal commemorating the purchase of Manhattan Island, and inventories of coin holdings. Correspondents: American Red Cross, American Social Hygiene Association, American-Scandinavian Foundation, American Telephone and Telegraph Company, and American Woman's Association.

1908-1926
Box: 75 Folder : 1-3 Correspondence 1908-1926. Americana/Americanist - Ap (3 folders)

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Includes Annin & Co Flag Makers on display and lecture at N-YHS and family tree diagrams for Lewis Morris (1726-1798); W.F. Auger of Globe Tailoring Co. on military uniform insignia and chevrons; memorial program for William Loring Andrews, president of the Society of Iconophiles; spring 1926 appeal to W.S. Richardson for funding by John D. Rockefeller, detailing staffing and funding problems at N-YHS (subsequently denied by Rockefeller representative Thomas B. Appleget). Correspondents: John Anderson Jr., George P. Anderson of the Boston Stock Exchange, author Kate A. Aplington, D. Appleton & Co, Anderson Auction Company,  The Antiquarian publishing company,  Antiques magazine, and  Annals of Medical History.

1908-1926
Box: 75 Folder : 4-8 Correspondence 1908-1926. Ar - Ay (5 folders)

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Includes March 11, 1917 New York Tribune article complaining that N-YHS has not publically exhibited its Audubon holdings.  Correspondents: L.O. Armstrong, Theodore Arnold, C. Louise Avery, Architectural League of New York, Art Commission of the City of New York, Arts Council of New York City, Association for the Preservation of the Memorials of the Dead, Attorney General of the United States office, and The Automobile Blue Book Publishing Company.

1908-1926
Box: 75 Folder : 9-11 Correspondence 1908-1926. Bab - Bap (3 folders)

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Includes 1922 packet of materials from Evelyn B. Baldwin on movement to petition Congress to build National Archives; January 20, 1922 letter from G. Gordon Hammill outlining provenance of a Evert Bancker miniature accompanied by January 15, 1807 letter from James Bancker detailing its subject and the family lineage. Correspondents: Leon Brooks Bacon, Margaret Bayard Baldwin, booksellers Baker & Taylor and Bailey and Banks & Biddle; consulting power, heating, and venilation engineers Baker, Smith & Co; and Bankers Trust Company.

1908-1924
Box: 76 Folder : 1-2 Correspondence 1908-1926. Bab - Bap (2 folders)

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Includes October 28, 1925 complaint from Columbia professor Margaret Bancroft that several of her ancient history students were turned away on attempts to view the N-YHS Egyptian collections; further communications with the Baker & Taylor Co. and Bankers Trust Company.

1925-1926
Box: 76 Folder : 3-7 Correspondence 1908-1926. Bar - Bay (5 folders)

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Includes correspondence, with marketing material, concerning arrangements for lectures with Frank W. Bayley of the Copley Gallery in Boston, David H. Bates, Adriaan J. Barnouw, Edward Balch Barrand, and others; acquisition from John W. Bartow of a book of original receipts for sales of prizes and cargoes captured by the British in 1779 from French and American merchantmen; acquisition from Mrs. Henry B. Barnes of engravings by J.J. Chant and by Charles Moltran; gift of engravings from the estate of Cornelia Price; acquisition of the Naval History Society collections (correspondent James Barnes); and request of U.S. Senator Thomas F. Bayard to copy portraits.

1908-1919
Box: 76 Folder : 8-9 Correspondence 1908-1926. Bea - Bez (2 folders)

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Includes extensive correspondence of N-YHS officers James Benedict and Gerald Beekman; letters regarding 1911 acquisition of the Beekman Coach and "blue room" of the Beekman homestead; January 2, 1911 letter from Gustave Besse (in Swiss); lawyer's notice of bequest from H.C. Page; purchase of stereopticon for slide projection from Charles Beseler Co.; exchanges with Commander F.W. Bely concerning his 1918 lecture; 1919 acceptance of honorary membership by the Secretary to King Albert and other communications from Belgium. Subjects: Abbott Egyptian Collection, Mrs. Van Rensselaer.

1908-1920
Box: 77 Folder : 1-3 Correspondence 1908-1926. Bea - Bez (3 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes further extensive correspondence of James Benedict, an officer heavily involved in member recruitment and acquisitions, and N-YHS resolution acknowledging his death in 1924; rejection of Charles Fraser painting on grounds that N-YHS does not collect American art beyond portraits; materials relating to the bequest of Park Benjamin. Correspondents: W. Gedney Beatty, poet Berton Bellis, Dayton C. Belknap, Walter R. Benjamin.

1920-1926
Box: 77 Folder : 4-6 Correspondence 1908-1926. Bi (3 folders)

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Includes extensive correspondence with lecturer Poultney Bigelow; Farham Bishop regarding his lectures on the Panama Canal and submarines; Charles F. Biele & Sons Co on exhibition case construction; materials relating to the bequest of Ann E. Bishop. Correspondents: Edward Biddle, Bibliophile Society, Bibliographical Society of America.

1908-1926
Box: 77 Folder : 7-9 Correspondence 1908-1926. Bl (3 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes denial of request by Mayor of Philadelphia Rudolph Blankenburg for the loan or transfer of original chair of the Old State House held by N-YHS; Maurice Blumenthal donation of relics excavated from Broad and Pearl Streets, formal report on donation by Committee on Field Exploration, and subsequent series of similar donations; Mrs. Joseph Blake donation of miscellaneous manuscript collection. Correspondents: W.Y.(?) Black, Blackstone Memorial Library, Harry M. Blank, Mrs. Chester W. Bliss.

1908-1926
Box: 78 Folder : 1-8 Correspondence 1908-1926. Boa - Bott (8 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Dominated by extensive communications of lecturer, donor, and member Reginald Pelham Bolton (chiefly on 1918 formulation and subsequent activities of the Field Exploration Committee as well as report on defects in heating and ventilation system and proposal to award medals for historical investigation) and Charles K. Bolton of the Boston Athenaeum. Also includes Bond and Mortgage Guaranteed Company ( N-YHS mortgage agreements); J. Marcus Boorman (legal document relating to appraisal of bequested property); John Borkel & Co (roofing); 1919 committee discussion of decision to not loan Jarvis Collection of Indian Artifacts to Museum of the American Indian, and N-YHS continued policy of maintaining collections in-house; Board of Transportation September 16, 1926 notice of contract to construct subway adjacent to building. Correspondents: Henry L. Bogert (including commentary on Mrs. Van Rensselaer), J. Harry Bongartz, Theodore Bolton, Museum of Fine Art (Boston).  Subjects: Joint Committee on Erection of Liberty Pole, Special Committee on Field Exploration.

1908-1926
Box: 78 Folder : 9-10 Correspondence 1908-1926. Bow - Boy (3 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes numerous reference inquiries from Clarence W. Bowen, president of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society; and packet on the proposed donation of portrait of William C. Bouck, with quality reproduction from Charles Ezra Cornell.

1908-1916
Box: 79 Folder : 1-4 Correspondence 1908-1926. Bow - Boy (4 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes extensive reference inquiries from Clarence W. Bowen, president of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society. Correspondents: W.G. Bowdoin, Adolf Bowski, Charlotte Morrell Boyer, Boyce, Hughes, & Farell (auditors).

1916-1926
Box: 79 Folder : 5-10 Correspondence 1908-1926. Bra - Bri (6 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes extensive communications with James H. Breasted, consulting Egyptologist and translator of Edwin Smith Medical Papyrus, and H.K. Brewer & Co receipts and arrangements for N-YHS printed materials and supplies purchases; materials related to bequest of Cornelia G. Brent; Thomas Brady, an agent representing lecture tour of Dr. Arthur N. Davis "American dentist to the Kaiser" (circular present); and Mohawk Chief Sol J. Brant inquiry about Six Nation Indian Peace Treaty. Correspondents: John I. D. Bristol, bookseller Arthur Brentano, C.S. Bradford, British Museum (F.D. Sladen), William Bradford Memorial Committee, 1910 World's Fair in Brussels.  Subjects: Abbott Egyptian Collection.

1908-1926
Box: 80 Folder : 1-9 Correspondence 1908-1926. Bro - Bry (9 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes extensive communications with historian and lecturer Henry Collins Brown on the early development and opening of Museum of the City of New York, as well as printed matter for his publication Valentine's Manual (often signs letters "Capt. Kidd") and active Executive Committee Member B.W.B. Brown; Robert Murray Brown on donation of Rufus Wright portrait of his grandfather Robert Murray; William J. Brownlow photographs of the January 4, 1800  Ulster County Gazette and WWI memorial he designed in Rouen, France.  Correspondents: lecturer Belmore Brown, Robert I. Brown, R.L. Brownfield, L.D. Broughton, Broadway Association, and representatives of Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn Museum, and Brooklyn Institute of Arts & Sciences.  Subjects: Battery Park Liberty Pole, New York City Tricentennial.

1908-1926
Box: OS-1 Folder : 18 Correspondence 1908-1926. Oversize

Scope and Contents Note

Invitation from Henry Collins Brown, secretary of the Joint Committee, to Alexander J. Wall to become a Vice President of the Committee formed by the Sons of the Revolution, N-YHS, and Valentine's Manual of Old New York to pursue the removal of the old post office and restore City Hall Park to its original colonial era dimensions.

circa 1920s
Box: 81 Folder : 1-7 Correspondence 1908-1926. Bu - By (7 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes extensive communications with Charles William Burrows and Edward P. Buffet. Correspondents: C.M. Burton, Paul G. Burton, Rudolph F. Bunner, F.L. Butler, Buffalo Historical Society, Buffalo Public Library.

1908-1926
Box: 81 Folder : 8-10 Correspondence 1908-1926. Ca (3 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes extensive communications with Frederick J. Jameson of the Carnegie Institution of Washington [see also: Ja-Je folders]. Correspondents: John Watson Cary, University of California (The Academy of Pacific Coast History), John D. Canfield, Catholic Records Society, and various governmental departments and agencies of Canada.

1908-1919
Box: 82 Folder : 1-4 Correspondence 1908-1926. Ca (4 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes further reference inquiries and annual reports on "Writings on American History" from Frederick J. Jameson of the Carnegie Institution of Washington [see also: Ja-Je folders]; and travel postcards from Sydney H. Carney Jr. Correspondents: John Watson Cary, Catholic Record Association, Carnegie Institution of Washington, Cadmus Book Shop, Hampton L. Carson, T.E. Cassidy.

1920-1926
Box: 82 Folder : 5-6 Correspondence 1908-1926. William L. Calver (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Chiefly documents 1918 formulation and subsequent activities of the Field Exploration Committee (finances, trip logistics, published reports and findings in Quarterly Bulletin); N-YHS lectures (Revolutionary War buttons); and postcards and photographs from his travels (March 1926 Jersualem and Transjordan region).  Subjects: Special Committee on Field Exploration.

1916-1926
Box: 82 Folder : 7-8 Correspondence 1908-1926. Ce (2 folders)

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1908-1926
Box: 82 Folder : 9-10 Correspondence 1908-1926. Ch (2 folders)

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Includes illustration of gold mounted sword and portrait of Commodore John T. Newton submitted by Alexander Crawford Chenoweth. Correspondents: Chicago Historical Society,  Christian Science Monitor, Chamber of Commerce.

1908-1919
Box: 83 Folder : 1-3 Correspondence 1908-1926. Ch (3 folders)

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1920-1926
Box: 83 Folder : 4 Correspondence 1908-1926. Ci

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1908-1926
Box: 83 Folder : 5-10 Correspondence 1908-1926. Cl (6 folders)

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Includes extensive correspondence with publishers and booksellers the John Clark Company, Arthur H. Clark Company, Samson Clark & Co, and A.S. Clark; series of letters concerning the acquisition of the papers of Frederick O. Clarke and abolition-related materials collected by Florence Michalek; ticket for Librarian Alexander J. Wall to Thomas Jefferson Dinner hosted by Women's National Democratic Club; undated report from Clarke and Company on paper permanency. Correspondents: dry goods dealer Claflins Incorporated, Henry A. Clark, Cleveland Museum of Art, William M. Clements.

1908-1926
Box: 84 Folder : 1-8 Correspondence 1908-1926. Co (8 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes extensive correspondence of frequent donor J. Ackerman Coles and John Cox Jr.(Joint Committee on Records of the Religious Society of Friends); materials relating to the bequests of J. Marcus Boorman and Maria Duane Bleecker Cox. Correspondents: Colonial Dames of the State of New York, Columbia County Historical Society, John G. Coyle, Rev. John Cornell and various departments and representatives of Columbia University, Cornell University, and U.S. Congress (including Library of Congress).  Subjects: Memorial museum on Constitution Island.

1908-1923
Box: 85 Folder : 1-5 Correspondence 1908-1926. Co (5 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes extensive correspondence of frequent donor J. Ackerman Coles; inventory of materials presented by Isabella Vache Cox and Mary E. Cox; letters concerning the bequest of a desk bookcase formerly owned by Colonel Henry Rutgers by Katharine Rutgers Lane; H.M. Cordell from office of Henry Ford, concerning the dating of lights in N-YHS collections. Subjects: New-York Historical Society Scholarship historical essay competition in collaboration with Henry J. Carman of Columbia University; see also New-York Historical Society Scholarship essay submissions, NYHS-RG 13.

1924-1926
Box: 85 Folder : 6-11 Correspondence 1908-1926. Cr - Cy (6 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Correspondents: N-YHS treasurer Warren C. Crane, John D. Crimmins, and David E. Cronin. Frequent correspondents include R. Fulton Cutting, (Mrs.) W. Bayard Cutting, Cyclone Fence Company, and the William T. Palmer & Company, Inc.

1908-1922
Box: 86 Folder : 1-6 Correspondence 1908-1926. Da (6 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Dominated by historian Gherardi B. Davis. Also includes ephemera and correspondence from Daughters of the Holland Dames, Daughters of the Revolution, Daughters of the Cincinnati, Dayton Art Institute; 1925 letter from J. Clarence Davies suggesting that the Museum of the City of New York is duplicating the efforts of N-YHS and wasting city and taxpayer money; packet of materials on Davey Reorganization Bill supplied by Congressional Rep. Martin L. Davey himself; illustration of undated Georgina pre-revolutionary house, drawn by Smith Birdsey Dayton.

1908-1926
Box: 86 Folder : 7-9 Correspondence 1908-1926. De (3 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Correspondents: Philip Schuyler de Luze, John Ross Delafield, Joseph L. Delafield, and Mary L. Dey.

1908-1915
Box: 87 Folder : 1-6 Correspondence 1908-1926. De (6 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes Henry F. De Puit discussions of N-YHS “going public” and reorganization of Executive Committee; lecturers Theodore De Booy and Emeterio de La Garza Jr.; Grace Schuyler de Luze donation of four-post bed and other family heirlooms; Richard and John Ross Delafield proposal of donation for Delafield Family room; 1925 N-YHS circular of information; two drafts of undated manuscript written by son of Frederic de Peyster.

1916-1926
Box: 87 Folder : 7-8 Correspondence 1908-1926. Di (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes Charles A. Ditmas and his campaign for commemoration of the Battle of Long Island. Correspondents: H.W. Dickinson and Harriet C. Dickinson.

1908-1926
Box: 87 Folder : 9-10 Correspondence 1908-1926. Do - Dy (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes 1812 bookplate belonging to John Turner and materials relating to bequests of William J. Dodd and Frederic D. Durand.

1908-1915
Box: 88 Folder : 1-5 Correspondence 1908-1926. Do - Dy (5 folders)

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Includes materials relating to the bequest of Frederic D. Durand, Mary S. Durrell, David Stuart Dodge; extensive inventory of sheet music, New York City scene prints, and other local and state-related items held by J. Francis Driscoll; Robert E. Dowling on involvement in honor ceremony for I.N. Phelps Stokes. Correspondents: Henry Russell Drowne.

1916-1926
Box: 88 Folder : 6-8 Correspondence 1908-1926. E (3 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes ephemera for the Evangelistic Committee of New York City.

1908-1918
Box: 89 Folder : 1-5 Correspondence 1908-1926. E (5 folders)

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Includes acquisition inquiries from private collectors of Egyptian antiquities; correspondence with Empire Wrecking Co. regarding the retrieval of a bas relief, box in the cornerstone, and other items from former N-YHS Second Avenue building prior to its demolition; undated copy of the will of William Banks Gilley. Correspondents: William Webster Ellsworth, Essex Institute, Harold L. Ehrich, George Simpson Eddy, Erie Centennial Commission, George S. Eddy, Egypt Exploration Society.

1919-1926
Box: 89 Folder : 6 Correspondence 1908-1926. Wilberforce Eames

Scope and Contents Note

Comprised of various reference exchanges with the head of the American History Division, New York Public Library. (See also: "New York City" folders, where much New York Public Library correspondence, including Eames, is filed.)

1908-1926
Box: 89 Folder : 7-8 Correspondence 1908-1926. Fa (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Correspondents: John Truitt Farrell, Fairfield County Historical Society, W.R. Farrell, De Witt Clinton Falls, Charles R. Faruolo (mortgage payments for property at 424 East 11th Street).

1908-1926
Box: 90 Folder : 1-4 Correspondence 1908-1926. Helen Lincklaen Fairchild (4 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Communications with scholar and N-YHS benefactor, chiefly centered around research into her Forman and Ledyard family ancestry, and donation of materials, many related to Francis Adrian Van der Kemp. Includes clipping of her New York Times “Letter to the Editor” defending the Society. [Alternative name: Mrs. Charles S. Fairchild.]

1908-1926
Box: 90 Folder : 5-6 Correspondence 1908-1926. Fe (2 folders)

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Correspondents: J.L.G. Ferris, David Ferguson, Mrs. Morris P. Ferris.

1908-1926
Box: 90 Folder : 7-9 Correspondence 1908-1926. Fi (3 folders)

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Correspondents: DeLancey W. Fisk, D. Havelock Fisher, Filson Club (Louisville, KY), Field Museum, Committee for the Protection of the Park Section of Fifth Avenue and Fifth Avenue Association.

1908-1926
Box: 91 Folder : 1-3 Correspondence 1908-1926. Stuyvesant Fish (3 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Documents Fish’s research inquiries with N-YHS librarians and activities as Recording Secretary (elected in 1917). Includes discussion of difficulties obtaining alcohol used in conservation treatment during Prohibition; response to complaint by Virginia H. Field about the society’s decision to open to the public on Sunday, the Sabbath Day; letter from Emlen Hare Miller referencing his request of Fish to investigate N-YHS affairs; Publication Fund share transfers. Subjects: Gen. John Lamb, Gramercy Park, Beverly Robinson House, Nicholas Fish (military career), Proclamation of Governor Benjamin Fletcher (1693), Continental Village.

1910-1926
Box: 91 Folder : 4-8 Correspondence 1908-1926. Fl - Fo (5 folders)

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Includes menu for 1923 anniversary dinner, catered by Fowler; survey and responses to investigation into activities, operations, and funding of major historical societies, forwarded by Dixon Ryan Fox; receipts from technical photographer R.B. Fleming; letter to Henry C. Folger proposing the construction of rooms to house his famed Shakespeare collection at N-YHS [see also: "James B. Wilbur" folder]. Correspondents: New York Fourth of July Committee, Joseph H. Foster, Flower Memorial Library, Worthington C. Ford, B. Sherman Fowler, Ford Educational Film Libraries, Dixon Ryan Fox.

1908-1926
Box: 92 Folder : 1-7 Correspondence 1908-1926. Fr - Fu (7 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes extensive correspondence with prominent genealogist Josephine C. Frost; and explorer Charles W. Furlong (also: lecture circulars); distribution materials for public appeal for Benjamin Franklin birthday celebration; New York Press clipping on Henry Frank and Independent Liberal Congregation (November 21, 1909); suggestion by Annie Wilson France to collect African-American traditional (slave?) songs overheard at Brooklyn’s Home for Aged Colored People.  Correspondents: Robert Fridenberg, Helen C. Frick, Frick Art Reference Library, and organizations based in France.

1908-1926
Box: 92 Folder : 8-11 Correspondence 1908-1926. Ga (3 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Correspondents: Charles Carroll Gardner (incuding letterpress pamphlet advertising genealogy services), Charles Gaffin; Mr. and Mrs. R. Horace (see also: individual folder), Albert, and other Gallatin family members, generally inquiries about the Gallatin Papers.

1908-1926
Box: 93 Folder : 1-2 Correspondence 1908-1926. R. Horace Gallatin (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Documents activity as N-YHS Treasurer (1920-1928), including oversight of mortgages and E.A. Hoffman, G.W. Van Slyck, and De Peyster funds.

1917-1926
Box: 93 Folder : 3-7 Correspondence 1908-1926. Ge - Gi (5 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes report “Defects In the Heating & Ventilation System” conducted by R.P. Bolton Company and proposal and repair estimates from Gillis & Geoghegan; materials relating to the estates of Mary S. Durrell and Annie Loucks Gebhard; bills and correspondence from frequent service providers Jacob Gescheidt & Co. and photographic supplier G. Gennert. Correspondents: Stephen W. Giles, Henry J. Gensler, General Theological Seminary, Joseph B. Gilder, and individuals and organizations based in Georgia.  Subjects: Gerritsen Basin Park.

1908-1926
Box: 93 Folder : 8-10 Correspondence 1908-1926. Gl - Go (3 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes offer for 2nd Avenue building by Arthur Goldstein on behalf of Louis Minsky; EJ Goodspeed inquiries on the Abbott Egyptian Collection; tickets for Mrs. Frederic S. Goodwin lectures on Mexico at various venues and dedication of Joan of Arc statue in Central Park; extensive dealings with Globe Indemnity Company (elevator certification, workmen’s compensation, bond on behalf of Edward Steers) and Goodspeed’s Book Shop; letter from Glenn Gould criticizing treatment of Mrs. Van Rensselaer and member behavior at meeting.

1908-1926
Box: 94 Folder : 1-7 Correspondence 1908-1926. Gr - Gu ( 7 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes letters and later bequest of Isaac J. Greenwood (dispersal of personal library managed by daughter Eliza Rudd Greenwood); librarian’s letter to Henry E. Gregory describing the Van Rensselaer-led attack; distribution materials from the Gypsy Lore Society; correspondence with newly formed Greenwich Village Historical Society (variety of ephemera, birthday card and expression of fealty to N-YHS, signed by officers and members); Grosvenor Library (objection to Librarian Augustus H. Shearer’s negative report on historical societies); and Rocellus S. Guernsey's certificate of election to honorary member of the American Scenic and Historic Preservation Society. Correspondents: Langdon Greenwood, Mrs. Edward Green, Grolier Club, I.S. Graves, Guttag Bros.

1908-1926
Box: 94 Folder : 8-9 Correspondence 1908-1926. Ha (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Correspondents: Emily C. Hawley.

1908-1926
Box: 95 Folder : 1-9 Correspondence 1908-1926. Ha (9 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes permission to Church of the Divine Paternity to cultivate land on the 76th street corner of N-YHS property; letters from supportive members following Van Rensselaer attack and McDougall Hawkes suggesting N-YHS loan objects outside its scope to more appropriate institutions, particularly “these mummified bulls, etc., which are a constant source of ridicule when associated with an Historical Society of New York; it is unfortunate to overlook a public sense of humor.” Correspondents: Charles T. Harback, Lathrop C. Harper, Oscar W. Hamilton, H.O. Hart, John H. Hazelton, James S. Hall, Charles Henry Hart, Edward Hagman Hall, Richard T.H. Halsey, Robert H. Hatch, Harvard College, Harvard University, and organizations associated with the neighborhood of Harlem.

1912-1926
Box: 96 Folder : 1-5 Correspondence 1908-1926. He (5 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes materials relating to the bequest of Caroline M. Hertzell; calendar reform bill (in Spanish) sent by Carlos A. Hesse. Correspondents: A.G.(?) Heaton, Victoria Hewitt, Charles F. Heartman.

1908-1926
Box: 96 Folder : 6-10 Correspondence 1908-1926. Hi (5 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes donations and Assistant Librarian application package from William A. Hildebrand of the Dramatic Morgue and Typographical Library and Museum; ephemera from Hispanic Society of America and Conference of Historical Societies. Correspondents: Executive Committee member Frederick Trevor Hill, C.G. Hine, Frederick S. Hills (Argus Company), Frederick H. Hitchcock.

1908-1926
Box: 97 Folder : 1-8 Correspondence 1908-1926. Ho (8 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes extensive correspondence with editor Thomas W. Hotchkiss and Paul W. Hoffman, from hired work on Egyptian Collections through subsequent employment and financial problems; copy of statement of gratitude for the “Divine Being” protecting NYC Mayor William Jay Gaynor upon the anniversary of his assassination attempt; photographs supplied and captioned by Arthur P. Howard of burial places, tombstones, and monuments (John Laurens, William Heath[?]); the Holland Society on adoption of new city flag and seal; exchanges with photo-stat service provider E.S. Holland (and efforts to secure necessary machinery due to war rationing, ultimately loaned by U.S. Shipping Board Emergency Fleet Corporation); documents relating to the bequest of Ella N. Holgate; regular ice cream orders to J.M. Horton. Correspondents: C.A. Hoppin, John J. Hopper, W.P. Horton, Houghton Mifflin Company, The Hague (Holland).

1908-1926
Box: 97 Folder : 9 Correspondence 1908-1926. Roswell Randall Hoes

Scope and Contents Note

1908-1931
Box: 98 Folder : 1-3 Correspondence 1908-1926. Samuel V. Hoffman (3 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Documents Hoffman’s N-YHS presidency (1903-1912), subsequent convalescence, Executive Commitee membership (1919-1937) and further committee work, acquisitions, donations, and special event participation. Includes discussions of advances of funds to the society; oversight of facilities; establishment of Susan M. Watson binding fund; relationship and fallout with Henry Dexter as well as his bequest to N-YHS; health and deaths of prominent members and colleagues; omission of several female patrons from 1908 annual report; unspecified cataloging work following retirement; updates on Society activity from the Librarian; and the Van Rensselaer episode (or, “this season of female complaints”). Other items: blank photograph request form and 1913 meeting resolution honoring Hoffman upon his resignation.

1908-1926
Box: 98 Folder : 4-9 Correspondence 1908-1926. Samuel V. Hoffman. Bills (6 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Annotated list of gifts of S.V. Hoffman between 1903 and 1912 and receipts for goods and services purchased by Hoffman for N-YHS, as an advance or gift, between 1917 and 1932.

1908-1916; 1930-1932
Box: 98 Folder : 10-13 Correspondence 1908-1926. Hu (4 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes materials relating to the estate of James B. Ludlow. Correspondents: Richard M. Hurd, Charles R. Huntington, Elmer T. Hutchinson, Mrs. W.D. Hurlbutt, Historical Society of Hudson County, Hunts Point Community League, Hunter College, and various Huguenot associations.

1908-1926
Box: 99 Folder : 1-2 Correspondence 1908-1926. Huntington (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes Archer Milton Huntington (Foreign Corresponding Secretary) and the Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery (librarians George Watson Cole and Leslie M. Bliss); other Huntingtons in proceeding "Hu" folders.

1908-1926
Box: 99 Folder : 3 Correspondence 1908-1926. Hy

Scope and Contents Note

Correspondents: Henry St. John Hyde and James H. Hyde.

1908-1926
Box: 99 Folder : 4-6 Correspondence 1908-1926. I (3 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes reproduction of portrait of Washington Irving around the age of 30, a 1925 price confirmation from Independent Movie Supply Company to equip N-YHS auditorium with projector, and illustrated marketing brochure from the Imperial Brush Company (1917). Correspondents: Charles Isham, William M. Ivins, George Iles, Dr. Frederucj Usrawk [in German], International Film Service, and various organizations based in Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, annd those with names beginning with International

1908-1926
Box: 99 Folder : 7-8 Correspondence 1908-1926. Ja - Je (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Correspondents: E.C. Jameson, Emily Jackson, Charles H. Jackson, J. Franklin Jameson (Carnegie Institution of Washington and “Writings on American History”).

1908-1919
Box: 100 Folder : 1-3 Correspondence 1908-1926. Ja - Je (3 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes exchange with J. Franklin Jameson on western and state-funded historical societies. Correspondents: Arthur Curtiss James, Walter Jennings, Le Roy Jeffers (the Associated Mountaineering Clubs of North America), Charles F. Jenkins, Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation.  Subjects: Edwin Smith medical papyrus in Egyptian Collection.

1920-1926
Box: 100 Folder : 4-9 Correspondence 1908-1926. Jo - Ju (6 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes attempted acquisition of John Pintard papers from Harris H. Johnston; proposal for building fundraising by John Price Jones Corporation (plus report of progress on publicity campaign for the American Antiquarian Society); distribution materials for motion picture theatre equipment; list of "Negroes Writing Before the Civil War;" ephemera for the unveiling of the Joan of Arc statue on Riverside Drive. Correspondents: H.P. Johnston, John J. Judge, John White Johnston, C.K. Johnson, J.H. Jordan, John Jermain Memorial Library, Johns Hopkins University, John Carter Brown Library (Brown University).

1920-1926
Box: 101 Folder : 1-7 Correspondence 1908-1926. Joint Committee of Printing, U.S. Congress (7 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes drafted entries for the Biographical Congressional Directory formally submitted to the N-YHS librarian for fact-checking; packets for 1925 Congressional bills H.R. 4795 and H.R. 4798, submitted by Martin L. Davey, advocate for reorganization of the government.

1925-1926; 1928
Box: 102 Folder : 1-5 Correspondence 1908-1926. Ka - Ke (5 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes 1921 resignation of Librarian Robert Kelby on basis of poor health and other related communications; postcards sent by R.H. Kelly to James Benedict from Europe in 1914. Correspondents: Frank Berger Kelley (City History Club of New York), Austin Baxter Keep, Daniel Edwards Kennedy, Gouverneur Kemble, Jennie E. Kent, John Keller, Kansas State Historical Society and Kentucky State Historical Society.

1908-1926
Box: 102 Folder : 6-8 Correspondence 1908-1926. Ki (3 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes ephemera and correspondence from Kings County Historical Society (President Charles A. Ditmas); inquiry for prints of Central Park from Theodore Kimball of Olmsted Brothers; hand-illustrated letters addressed to "Addie" from artist W. Ruloff Kip, recounting his discovery of the Society and interest in employment with the Egyptian collections. Correspondents: Edwin P. Kilroe.

1908-1926
Box: 102 Folder : 9 Correspondence 1908-1926. Kl - Ky

Scope and Contents Note

Correspondents: de Lancey Kountze.

1906-1916
Box: 103 Folder : 1-2 Correspondence 1908-1926. Kl - Ky (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes George F. Kunz (Authors Club) addressing criticism that Society does not "do something of a more public character" and appointment to represent N-YHS in opposition to the destruction of the High Bridge. Correspondents: de Lancey Kountze.

1917-1926
Box: 103 Folder : 3-7 Correspondence 1908-1926. La (5 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes materials relating to the estates of Daniel Parrish (represented by Charles H. Larence) and Katharine Rutgers Conger Lane; print request from Ladies Home Journal to accompany article by Mrs. John King Van Rensselaer on the Peter Marie miniature collection. Correspondents: John D. Lawson, Lancaster County Historical Society, Algot Lange, Henry W. Lanier, Charles R. Lamb (Battery Park Liberty Pole).

1908-1926
Box: 103 Folder : 8 Correspondence 1908-1926. Bella C. Landauer

Scope and Contents Note

Documents Landauer's application for life membership, personal ephemera collection development, and donation of bookplates to the Society.

1923-1926
Box: 103 Folder : 9-10 Correspondence 1908-1926. Lawyers Mortgage Company (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes mortgage certificates and renewals, interest payment receipts, and related correspondence.

1908-1926; 1928
Box: 104 Folder : 1-4 Correspondence 1908-1926. Le (4 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes postcards from Tilda Lent. Correspondents: John Thomas Lee, Lenox Library, Lewis Historical Publishing Company, A.R. Ledoux, Mark Levy.

1908-1926
Box: 104 Folder : 5 Correspondence 1908-1926. Charles M. Lefferts
1909, 1914-1924
Box: 104 Folder : 6-9 Correspondence 1908-1926. Li (4 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes annotated copy of Library of Congress duplicate newspaper copies available for exchange; bills and associated planning for installation of book stacks and manuscript cases, in addition to various supply orders, with Library Bureau, and bookbinding and printing with J.J. Little & Ives Company; copy of Alexander J. Wall deposition in legal dispute with Trow; Printing & Bookbinding Company regarding the proofs and plates for N-YHS catalogs. Correspondents: James M. Lincoln, bookseller George Emery Littlefield, Library of Congress, Libman Contracting Company, John Thomas Lee, Lenox Library, Lewis Historical Publishing Company.

1908-1922
Box: 105 Folder : 1-4 Correspondence 1908-1926. Li (4 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Correspondents: J.J. Little & Ives Company and Library of Congress.

1923-1926
Box: 105 Folder : 5-7 Correspondence 1908-1926. Lj - Lo (3 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes correspondence with patron Le Duc de Loubat, contributor of $20,000 to the Building Fund; ephemera and communications from Louisiana Historical Society, Long Island Historical Society (librarian: Emma Toedteberg), and Lower Wall Street Business Men’s Association; materials relating to the bequest of J. Marcus Boorman. Correspondents: Percival Hall Lombard, various organizations and companies based in London, Los Angeles, and Louisiana.  Subjects: University of Louvain.

1908-1926
Box: 105 Folder : 8-9 Correspondence 1908-1926. Lu - Ly (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Correspondents: James B. Ludlow, Le Lyceum Societe des Femme de France a New York, Lynn Historical Society.  Subjects: Lusitania memorial service.

1908-1926
Box: 106 Folder : 1-8 Correspondence 1908-1926. Mc - Mac (8 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes numerous reference inquiries by William M. MacBean and Byron McCandless (history of flags); illustrated profile of Margaret Crooke Inglis of Ulster County (mounted print of original drawing, circa 1777, submitted by frequent correspondent Ross McCord). Correspondents: W.G. MacFarlane, MacMillian Company, Alice Howland Macomber.

1908-1926
Box: 107 Folder : 1-11 Correspondence 1908-1926. Ma (11 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes annotated manuscript “The Tragedy of John Ury” by W.F. Prince (submitted by Harvey B. Marks); appeal by Christine Maura for N-YHS support of her efforts to encourage the city clergy to preach against lynchings, accompanied by communications on the subject with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (the Executive Committee defines the matter as outside its scope of activities); correspondence with Walter G. Davis of the Maine Historical Society on defining and narrowing the scope of their collecting policies. Correspondents: George Caston Martin, H.N.W. Magill, Frederick C. Mather, Arthur H. Masten, Maiden Lane Historical Society, organizations based in Maryland and Massacusetts.  Subjects: Mrs. Van Rensselaer.

1908-1926
Box: 108 Folder : 1-3 Correspondence 1908-1926. Massachusetts Historical Society (3 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Chiefly comprised of correspondence with Worthington C. Ford (who expresses pleasure with the collaboration between the two “sister societies”): arrangements for production of negatives and photostats of holdings and discussion of other field matters, including funding, low genealogical interest of wealthy New Yorkers, and Ford’s plan for societies to exchange valuable materials to the most natural local repository.

1908-1926
Box: 108 Folder : 4-11 Correspondence 1908-1926. Me (8 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Dominated by event invitations and communications from various departments of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, including suggestion by N-YHS that the Met undertake work on a union catalogue of all oil portraits and artists in America, and series of reports and letters centering around the proposal by Met curator Albert M. Lythgoe that N-YHS deposit its Abbott Collection of Egyptian antiquities for proper conservation and scholarly care (both are ultimately declined). Also contains telegram from Metro Goldwyn Mayer studios research department requesting photograph of the interior of Tony Pastor’s theatre, circa 1908, for a film production. Correspondents: H.L. Merritt, Mechanics Institute, Paul Alfred Merbach, Medo Photo Supply Corp.

1908-1926
Box: 109 Folder : 1-7 Correspondence 1908-1926. Mi (7 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Chiefly comprised of correspondence, receipts, and select ephemera from libraries and historical societies and associations in Michigan, Mississippi, Minnesota, Missouri (University of Michigan, Mississippi Valley Historical Association), including Midwestern society cost-sharing of calendaring of the American Fur Company papers. Also includes materials relating to the acquisition of mill stones belonging to the estate of Thomas McMullen and bequest of Albert M.P. Mitchell; decline of delegate election by Emlen Hare Miller on grounds that that Executive Committee is “self-perpetuating” and enacted “Un-American” policies during the war, and 1922 request for investigation into N-YHS management under Weekes. Correspondents: John Millis.

1908-1926
Box: 109 Folder : 8-9 Correspondence 1908-1926. Mo (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes ticket to funeral service for J. Pierpont Morgan and document related to bequest of Maria B. Mount. Correspondents: Warren K. Moorehead, Moravian Historical Society, Samuel Eliot Morison, Morgan & Brothers, George Austin Morrison, and dealer Noah Farnham Morrison. [See also: "Mu - My" folders, where some "Mo" materials have been mis-filed.]

1908-1916
Box: 110 Folder : 1-4 Correspondence 1908-1926. Mo (4 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes extensive correspondence with art collector and scholar John Hill Morgan; materials related to estate of Charles G. Moller; pamphlet advocating the establishment of a National Archives Building by Congress, submitted by the Mississippi and Alabama state departments of Archives and History. Correspondents: Motion Picture Producers & Distributors of America, Horace A. Moses, Thomas M. Moore. [See also: "Mu - My" folders, where some "Mo" materials have been mis-filed.]

1917-1926
Box: 110 Folder : 5-9 Correspondence 1908-1926. Mu - My (5 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes extensive correspondence of Edward Myers and officer J. Archibald Murray; rejection of request for loan by Museum of the American Indian but multiple redirections of donations to the institution. Correspondents: Municipal Reference Library (NYC), William D. Murphy, and mis-filed "Mo" individuals and organizations.

1908-1926
Box: 111 Folder : 1-4 Correspondence 1908-1926. Na (4 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Comprised chiefly of the correspondence of Dr. George W. Nash and ephemera, form letters, and other communications from various national organizations (National Arts Club, Naval History Society, National Geographic Society, National City Bank, National Historical Society).

1908-1926
Box: 111 Folder : 5-10 Correspondence 1908-1926. Ne (6 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes 1912 summons to librarian to appear before Supreme Court of New York with evidential map; ephemera for the 250th anniversary of the founding of Newark and opening of the New Theatre; materials from historical societies, libraries, and other organizations based in New Jersey, New Hampshire, New Rochelle, Nebraska and New England. Correspondents: William Nelson, Caroline Clifford Newton, Maud E. Johnson (New Jersey Historical Society), Netherland-American Foundation.

1908-1926
Box: 112 Folder : 1-9 Correspondence 1908-1926. New York City (9 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes ephemera, chiefly invitations and admission tickets, for New York Public Library, New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, and New York Edison Company; tickets from the Department of Health; arrangements with Commissioner of Public Works for removal and acquisition of a Revolutionary-era cannon at the corner of Pearl and Pine Streets and bronze tablet of Fulton Market; reference requests from the query department of the New York Times.  Correspondents: New York Telephone Company; Department of Water Supply, Gas and Electricity; College of the City of New York; New York Society Library; various representatives and committees of the Mayor’s Office.

1908-1920
Box: 113 Folder : 1-5 Correspondence 1908-1926. New York City (5 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes extensive communications with New York Public Library, particularly on the exchange of colonial newspaper reproductions; permits from Department of Parks for Field Exploration Committee; documentation of fight against renaming of Blackwell’s Island to Welfare Island; letter to New York Times highlighting chariot parts in the Abbott Egyptian Collection in light of public interest in Tutankhamun’s tomb. Correspondents: History Club of New York, New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, New York Library Club, New York City Arts Commission, New York University, New York Academy of Medicine, various New York-based newspapers.

1921-1926
Box: 113 Folder : 6-9 Correspondence 1908-1926. New York [State] (4 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes documentation of efforts by the New York State Historical Association to establish closer relations between societies within the state. Correspondents: State Historians James A. Holden and James Sullivan, New York State Library, New York State Education Department, University of the State of New York, Office of the Attorney General.

1908-1922
Box: 114 Folder : 1-3 Correspondence 1908-1926. New York [State] (3 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes extensive communications with Frederick B. Richards, Peter Nelson, Horace A. Moses, and Edward F. Rouse on New York State Historical Association matters, chiefly the establishment of headquarters in Ticonderoga. Nelson discusses thoughts on administrative structures and titles, as well as gender roles, with Librarian Alexander Wall. Correspondents: State Historians Alexander G. Flick and James Sullivan, New York Library Association.

1923-1926
Box: 114 Folder : 4-6 Correspondence 1908-1926. Ni (3 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes communications of N-YHS officers Acosta Nichols and Fancher Nicoll, and portrait unveiling ceremony invitations following Nicoll’s death in World War I combat. Correspondents: De Lancey Nicoll.

1908-1926
Box: 114 Folder : 7-9 Correspondence 1908-1926. No - Ny (3 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes reports and communications from Nygren, Tenney & Ohmes, consulting engineers on ventilation systems in the Society building. Correspondents: Henry Harmon Noble, organizations based in North Carolina and Nova Scotia.

1908-1926
Box: 116 Folder : 1-3 Correspondence 1908-1926. O - Om (3 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes correspondence with Fanny Ogden, donor of Schuyler family heirlooms. Correspondents: F.F. Ogilvie, George C. Odell, organizations based in Ohio and Oklahoma.

1908-1926
Box: 116 Folder : 4-7 Correspondence 1908-1926. On - Oz (4 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes frank responses to Mary V. Garrett of the struggling Onondaga Historical Association, with President Weekes relaying his personal experience attempting improvements at N-YHS. Correspondents: Samuel Oppenheim, Henry R. Alley (Librarian, Ontario Department of Education), Sarah M. Orvis, William Church Osborn.

1908-1926
Box: 116 Folder : 8-9 Correspondence 1908-1926. Pa (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Correspondents: State Historian Victor Hugo Paltsits, Samuel E. Parker, Daniel Parrish Jr., Lewis S. Patrick, John Henry Pane.

1908-1914
Box: 117 Folder : 1-3 Correspondence 1908-1926. Pa (3 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Correspondents: Samuel Parker, Victor Hugo Paltsits, Henry Parrish, Lawrence Park.

1915-1926
Box: 117 Folder : 4-9 Correspondence 1908-1926. Pe - Pf (6 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes extensive correspondence of William S. Pelletreau, such as formal complaint over lack of memorial to Daniel Parrish Jr.; certificates, estimates, and other documentation on wiring and fixture installation by electrical engineer Washington Peet; gift of grass seed for the 77th Street plot from Frances Peters. Correspondents: Henry Greenleaf Pearson, Captain Howland Pell, George H. Pepper (Museum of the American Indian), Henry Pegram, Morton Pennypacker, Historical Society of Pennsylvania (Ernest Spofford) and other organizations based in Pennsylvania.  Subjects: Field Exploration Committee.

1908-1923
Box: 118 Folder : 1-2 Correspondence 1908-1926. Pe (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes acquisition of blocks of tree planted by Alexander Hamilton uptown by Frederick M. Pedersen; rejection of Sandon Perkins proposal to present Kinema film lecture as outside of scope; ephemera from Pennsylvania Museum and School of Industrial Art and Historical Society of Pennsylvania. Correspondents: James Pennick, Howland Pell (Field Exploration Committee), Stephen H.P. Pell (Fort Ticonderoga museum).

1924-1926
Box: 118 Folder : 3-7 Correspondence 1908-1926. Ph - Pl (5 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

1908-1926
Box: 118 Folder : 8-10 Correspondence 1908-1926. Po (3 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes portrait and pamphlets of Mabel Powers, lecturer on spiritualism and Native American history, and Buffalo Jones (Colonel Charles J. Jones). Correspondents: New York Police Department, Frank B. Porter.

1908-1926
Box: 119 Folder : 1-3 Correspondence 1908-1926. Pr (3 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes list of engraved steel and copper plates connected with the state of New York prepared by George Probst, former superintendent of engraver John Christian Buttre (acquired by N-YHS); John Dyneley Prince translations of Nineveh inscriptions and other N-YHS Egyptian artifacts. Correspondents: George D. Pratt, Princeton University, Pratt Institute (Librarian Edward F. Stevens).

1908-1926
Box: 119 Folder : 4-5 Correspondence 1908-1926. Pu - Qu (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Correspondents: Queens Borough Public Library, J. Harsen Purdy, Mary Perkins Quincy, Bernard Quaritch.

1908-1926
Box: 119 Folder : 6-7 Correspondence 1908-1926. Ra (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Correspondents: Robert C. Rathbone, Margaret Ramsay (Daughters of the Revolution), E.G. Rankin.

1908-1926
Box: 119 Folder : 8-9 Correspondence 1908-1926. Re (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Correspondents: Philip Reade, George A. Ready.

1908-1915
Box: 120 Folder : 1-3 Correspondence 1908-1926. Re (3 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes extensive communications with Dr. Nathaniel Reich (Philadelphia Museum), hired for translation and conservation work on N-YHS Demotic texts. Correspondents: Wallace Reid, Helen Wilkinson Reynolds, Redwood Library and Athenaeum, Cuyler Reynolds, Rectigraph Co.  Subjects: Abbott Egyptian Collection.

1916-1926
Box: 120 Folder : 4-7 Correspondence 1908-1926. Rh - Ri (4 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Correspondents: Charles Alexander Richmond (Union College), Arthur S. Richardson, Frederick B. Richards, James D. Riggs, F.A. Ringler Electrotyping Co., Rhode Island Historical Society (Librarian Howard M. Chapin), Ridgway Library (Librarian Bunford Samuel).

1908-1926
Box: 121 Folder : 1-7 Correspondence 1908-1926. Ro (7 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes letter from Elizabeth C. Rottger, Principal of P.S. 15 in the Bronx, advocating for its preservation as a landmark, perhaps as a public library; rejection of request for transfer of the Henry O’Reilly Collection and answer to inquiry on method of cataloging and arranging manuscripts, both from Rochester Historical Society; request for change of address to Hyde Park from Franklin D. Roosevelt; documentation on acquisition of Spengler Collection of World War Articles, funded by John D. Rockefeller (represented by W.S. Richardson) (see also 1927-1929. Stewart, William Rhinelander); 1926 appeal to Rockefeller for funding of educational work, outlining N-YHS goals and need. Correspondents: Royal Colonial Institute, C.W.G. Rohrer, William H. Rockwood, George S. Roorbach, Henry R. Rose, Mrs. J. West Roosevelt, Albert Rosenthal, A.R. Rogers, book dealers Robson & Adee, organizations based in Rochester. Includes the August 16, 1913, letter from Henry Rozier that was transferred to the institutional archive from B.V. Audubon in 2016.

1908-1926
Box: 121 Folder : 8-9 Correspondence 1908-1926. Ru - Ry (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Correspondents: Charles Howland Russell, Rutgers University.

1908-1926
Box: 122 Folder : 1-6 Correspondence 1908-1926. Sa (6 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes numerous reference inquiries from M.F. Savage, William H. Samson, Joseph F. Sabin, and R. Sachs; materials relating to the bequests of Cora V.R. Catlin (represented by Henry Gansevoort Sandford), Sabin, and Theodore F. Sanxay; travel postcards from E.H. Sauer; call from Lucy Salmon at Vassar College for copies of the Ulster County Gazette; descriptive letter accompanying donation of Native American tribe photographs by Mrs. Nate Salsbury (widow of director of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show).  Correspondents: Bunford Samuel, St. Nicholas Society, St. Andrews Society, St. Augustine Institute of Science, William E. Sarle, organizations based in St. Louis.

1908-1926
Box: 122 Folder : 7-10 Correspondence 1908-1926. Sc (4 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes materials relating to the bequest of Sarah E. Scofield; request from F.A.O. Schwarz for photograph of the Jumel Mansion; letters relating to donations by Mary Schuyler Hamilton and Louisa Lee Schuyler (eleven family portraits). Correspondents: John E. Scopes & Co, O.L. Schmidt, F. Robert Schell, Charles Scribner’s Sons, Ernest Schernikow, paper box manufacturers Schenk & Schlichte.

1908-1926
Box: 123 Folder : 1-2 Correspondence 1908-1926. Se (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Correspondents: I.D. Seabrook, S.K. Selfridge, George Dudley Seymour, Harold Seton, and Archbishop Robert Seton.

1908-1926
Box: 123 Folder : 3-7 Correspondence 1908-1926. Sh (5 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes extensive reference inquiries by E.N. Sheppard, researching his mother’s Collins family history; complaint by female member Carolyn Shel that N-YHS attendant made her feel uncomfortable and unsafe; contract and communications with supervisory engineer Henry L. Shadd in anticipation of Central Park West subway installation. Correspondents: W.L. Sherwood, Thomas T. Sherman, George Sherman, and F.H. Shelton.

1908-1926
Box: 123 Folder : 8 Correspondence 1908-1926. Si - Sl

Scope and Contents Note

Includes establishment of the Charles Elihu Slocum fund by its namesake. Correspondents: William Milligan Sloane and Alanson Skinner (American Museum of Natural History).

1908-1914
Box: 124 Folder : 1-3 Correspondence 1908-1926. Si - Sl (3 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes William Milligan Sloane activities as Executive Committee member (letter to the editor of the New York Post rebuking an op-ed supporting claims of Mrs. Van Rensselaer and inadequacies of N-YHS collections care) and later materials relating to his bequest; resignation letter from member Miss William Gerry Slade detailing history of disrespect and unhelpfulness when trying to access the library and indignation at the male treatment of Mrs. John King Van Rensselaer; refusal of request by American Academy of Arts and Letters to deposit books and manuscripts with N-YHS; discussion of preparation of picture collection catalog with Oswald Siren (ultimately abandoned).  Correspondents: Alanson Skinner, Rev. Charles N. Sinnett, Henry T. Sloane,Duncan H. Sill and J. Ferris Simmons.

1915-1926
Box: 124 Folder : 4-9 Correspondence 1908-1926. Sm (6 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes extensive correspondence with H.A. Hammond Smith; event arrangements and menus with Smith Caterers. Correspondents: Hiram Smith, Harlan J. Smith, Howard B. Smith, Mrs. W.H. Smith, John T. Smith, M.M. Smith, Leonora S. Smith, Rev. Edmund Banks Smith,various representatives and branches of the Smithsonian Institution.

1908-1926
Box: 125 Folder : 1-2 Correspondence 1908-1926. Sn (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes architecture firm John B. Snook Sons (frequently T. Edward Snook), who were commissioned for several projects (creation of bronze tablets for N-YHS facade); multiple proposals, with illustrated drafts, of display fixtures for John James Audubon exhibition in Dexter Hall, submitted by Universal Fixture Corp, James Mathison, F.H. Wakeham Company, and ultimate hire Snead and Company Iron Works. Correspondents: Admiral Elliot Snow.

1908-1926
Box: 125 Folder : 3-8 Correspondence 1908-1926. So (6 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes extensive ephemera for Sons of the Revolution (New York), Society of Colonial Wars, and Society of the Cincinnati, as well as Society of American Indians and the Southwestern Political and Social Science Association; collaboration on the erection of tablet at home of Robert Fulton with South Ferry Realty Company; reference inquiries from numerous Sons of the Revolution societies across the country and New York chapter officer Henry Russell Drowne. Correspondents: Empire State Society and organizations based in South Carolina.

1908-1926
Box: 125 Folder : 9-10 Correspondence 1908-1926. Sp - Sq (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Correspondents: Charles Worthen Spencer, Chauncey B. Spears, Harry D. Spears, Otto Spengler, John Spargo, and Spokane Historical Society,

1908-1926
Box: 126 Folder : 1-2 Correspondence 1908-1926. Sta (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Correspondents: Lucius M. Stanton, William J. Stanton, Elizabeth Brandon Stanton.

1908-1926
Box: 126 Folder : 3-8 Correspondence 1908-1926. Ste (6 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes extensive correspondence with library and literary agents B.F. Stevens & Brown, William Rhinelander Stewart, and John Austin Stevens; acquisition of Cadwallader Colden papers and other exchanges with Henry N. Steven. Correspondents: Mary Morris Stevens, Dr. Edward L. Stevenson and Archibald Ewing Stevenson.  Subjects: Baron von Steuben monument.

1908-1926
Box: 126 Folder : 9 Correspondence 1908-1926. Mrs. Byam Kerby Stevens

Scope and Contents Note

Documents donation of the library of her husband, Byam Kerby Stevens, including inventory.

1909-1923
Box: 126 Folder : 10-11 Correspondence 1908-1926. Sti (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes extensive correspondence with art collector, donor, and Art Committee member John E. Stillwell.

1908-1926
Box: 126 Folder : 12 Correspondence 1908-1926. Sto

Scope and Contents Note

Includes I.N. Phelps Stokes request for research access while working on “The Iconography of Manhattan Island;” materials relating to bequest of Caroline Phelps Stokes. Correspondents: F.L. Stokes, H.E. Stocker, W.E.D. Stokes.

1908-1926
Box: 127 Folder : 1 Correspondence 1908-1926. Clarence Storm

Scope and Contents Note

Documents activities as Executive Committee member and Treasurer, including mortgage arrangements; travel postcards from Paris and Budapest.

1908-1926
Box: 127 Folder : 2-3 Correspondence 1908-1926. Str - Stu (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes materials relating to estates of Gerard Stuyvesant and Charles M. Lefferts. Correspondents: Ingliss Stuart; Oscar S. Straus.

1908-1926
Box: 127 Folder : 4-6 Correspondence 1908-1926. Su (3 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes extensive correspondence from active committee member and First Vice-President Walter Lispenard Suydam (complaint letter that air in the Lecture Hall “is vile,” committee work on the erection of the Liberty Pole in Battery Park, event-planning); the will of A. Walter Suiter. Correspondents: George H. Sullivan, Thomas D. Suydam, The Sulgrave Institution, and Dr. James Sullivan.

1908-1926
Box: 127 Folder : 7-8 Correspondence 1908-1926. Sw - Sz (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes materials relating to the estate of Mary G. Ray; reference request from Minister of Switzerland Marc Peter regarding the Gallatin family papers; deposit and access restrictions of family portraits by Robert Van Rensselaer Stuyvesant. Correspondents: William H. Swords, Henry U. Swinnerton, Ambrose Swasey, and Forest H. Sweet.

1908-1926
Box: 127 Folder : 9-10 Correspondence 1908-1926. Ta - Te (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Correspondents: Douglas Taylor & Co Printers, John B. Taylor, Frank B. Tansley, Sydney R. Taber.

1908-1926
Box: 128 Folder : 1-4 Correspondence 1908-1926. Th (4 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes extensive correspondence with committee member William S. Thomas; notice sent out requesting name and rank of N-YHS members serving with the Colors; materials related to the estate of Lydia W. Thorne and Grace D. Thorne, insurance notices from Frederic B. Thomason; ephemera for The Thoresby Society. Correspondents: R.C. Ballard Thruston, T. Kennard Thomson, Lewis M. Thompson, Frederic W. Thomas, Milton Thomas.

1908-1926
Box: 128 Folder : 5-7 Correspondence 1908-1926. Ti - Tj (3 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes arrangements with Tiffany & Co. for conservation treatment of Egyptian pottery (advisor: M.F. Savage) and duplication of plaster bust of Benjamin Franklin; mortgage services by Title Guarantee and Trust Company; deposit of Charles A. Munn materials by Mrs. I. Sheldon Tilney. Correspondents: Bernard J. Tiemann, Captain Lawrence Timpson, Edmund D. Titus.

1908-1926
Box: 128 Folder : 8-10 Correspondence 1908-1926. To (3 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Correspondents: Emma Toedteberg (Long Island Historical Society), Captain John R. Totten, S. Townsend (Plainview, NJ); Paul R. Towne, Howard Townsend, University of Toronto Library.

1908-1926
Box: 129 Folder : 1-5 Correspondence 1908-1926. Tr - Ty (5 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes extensive correspondence with Winthrop P. Tryon, bookdealers the Tuttle Company (Charles E. Tuttle); arrangements with Trow Press for binding, book repairs, and print jobs. Correspondents: Edward Trenchard, John C. Travis, James A. Trimble, Jane Gray Rogers (Tulane University).

1908-1926
Box: 129 Folder : 6-8 Correspondence 1908-1926. Ua - United States (3 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes extensive trust and mortgage transactions handled by United States Mortgage & Trust Company; resolution expressing support of United States government during World War I, “this crisis of the national existence;” and advocacy for tax exemption for educational, philanthropic, and religious bequests, legacies, and gifts. Correspondents: Department of the Interior – Bureau of Education, D.B. Updike, Henry F. Ulmer, Albert Ulmann, Underhill Society of America, organizations based in Utica.

1908-1926
Box: 130 Folder : 1-7 Correspondence 1908-1926. Ua - United States (7 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes extensive trust and mortgage transactions handled by United States Mortgage & Trust Company; materials on Albert Ulmann lecture on Fifth Avenue; application and permit to use distilled spirits or wines for restoration of the Egyptian antiquities collections [see also: "Stuyvesant Fish" folder]; Field Exploration Committee response to Brigadier General Douglas MacArthur request for objects to be examined by the Artillery Museum at West Point; arrangements for painting of building by Damian Uhl; contribution to United States Military Academy for preservation of 18th-century furnace in the United States Military Reservation – Hudson Highlands. Correspondents: U.S. Committee of Public Information, Walter M. Underhill, Utica Public Library.

1918-1926
Box: 130 Folder : 8-10 Correspondence 1908-1926. Va - Van (3 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes materials relating to bequests of John Monroe Van Vleck and George Willett Van Nest. Correspondents: A.J.F. van Laer, Theodore Langdon Van Norden, A. Cortlandt Van Rensselaer, and Miss A.E. Van Tuyll.

1908-1919
Box: 131 Folder : 1-4 Correspondence 1908-1926. Va - Van (4 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes materials relating to bequests of John Monroe Van Vleck and George Willett Van Nest; chart from R.W.G. Vail suggesting staff structuring for N-YHS; frequent correspondence with Alma R. Van Hoevenberg (travel postcards); an uncharacteristically higher ratio of female correspondents. Correspondents: Mrs. (Mabel) A. Cortlandt Van Rensselaer, A.J.F. van Laer (Archivist for New York State), Mrs. C.W. Van Helden, and Vassar College.

1920-1926
Box: 131 Folder : 5-7 Correspondence 1908-1926. Mrs. John King Van Rensselaer (3 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Documents involvement as chairman of the Committee of Lectures of New York City History Club; requests for use of N-YHS facilities for the Father Knickerbocker pageant and children’s historical programming; routine reference inquiries, membership nominations, and donations before first forceful expression of dissatisfaction with the institution in December 1915. Includes multiple complaints directed to both Kelby and Weekes considering N-YHS facilities, governance, priorities, fundraising, demographics, collection scope and care, curatorial efforts, and more; written account by Wall of an impromptu collection storage and exhibition inspection in 1917; circular from Toledo Museum of Art responding to her calls to “Americanize” the immigrant population through historical appreciation.

1908-1923
Box: 131 Folder : 8-12 Correspondence 1908-1926. Ve - Vu (5 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes ephemera for the Viking Club; bookplates for Vermont Historical Society; objection by Osward Garrison Villard to N-YHS distribution of blank proxy and ultimate resignation based on “autocratic” revision of By-Laws. Correspondents: Robert C. Vose; organizations based in Vermont and Virginia  Subjects: Baron von Steuben monument.

1908-1926
Box: 132 Folder : 1-9 Correspondence 1908-1926. Wa (9 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes extensive correspondence with James J. Walsh and Abram Wakeman of the United Historical and Patriotic Societies and Associations of New York – Committee of Nine (for correction of historical record of colonial and revolutionary-era New York); materials relating to the bequest of Townsend Wendell and transfer of cornerstone of first Washington Market; advocacy letters to Senator James W. Wadworth; ephemera for return of the George Washington inauguration flag. Correspondents: James T. Watson, W. Lanier Washington, James J. Walsh, Eugene M. Warren, George Waddington, George E. Warner, John Wanamaker, H.R. Wagner, Bernhardt Wall, M.S. Wade, Walpole Galleries, Wadsworth Athenaeum, and Washington Square Association.  Subjects: George Washington.

1908-1926
Box: 132 Folder : 10 Correspondence 1908-1926. George Washington [Subject]

Scope and Contents Note

Materials relating to donations and reference inquiries of George Washington related materials by William Rhinelander Stewart, Josephine C. Frost (firsthand description of Gilbert Stuart painting by Pierrepont family member), and W. Lanier Washington; copy of signed 1920 address by Tarrant Putnam, the owner of the Robertson portrait of Washington.

1920-1924
Box: 133 Folder : 1-9 Correspondence 1908-1926. We (9 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes exchanges with lecturer on American West Robert G. Weyh (denied use of motion pictures “owing to drastic city laws covering exhibition”). Correspondents: George Peabody Wetmore, Leonidas Westervelt, Edward Wenzel, West End Association, and Westchester County Historical Society.

1908-1926
Box: 133 Folder : 10-11 Correspondence 1908-1926. Frederic D. and John A. Weekes (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Documents activities of N-YHS officers John Abel Weekes (President, 1913-1939) and Frederic Delano Weekes (Treasurer, 1915-1919): extensive financial documentation on mortgages and loans, fundraising and subscriptions (letters to Rockefeller for funding of World War I newspaper collection project), and bequests (Van Slyck) plus meetings, committee work (Field Exploration, Liberty Pole), staffing, programming, collection preservation (Abbott Egyptian and manuscripts), and facilities (coal shortage of 1918). Includes clipping featuring photo of F. Delano Weekes in Venetian court dress costume.

1909-1916
Box: 134 Folder : 1-6 Correspondence 1908-1926. Frederic D. and John A. Weekes (6 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

See above note.

1917-1926
Box: 134 Folder : 7-11 Correspondence 1908-1926. Wh (5 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes arrangements with carpenter and builder J. Odell Whitenack. Correspondents: Everett P. Wheeler, A.R. Whitney, John R. White, Arthur White, W. Pierrepont White

1908-1926
Box: 135 Folder : 1-11 Correspondence 1908-1926. Wi (11 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes photographs of 1795 clock made by Andrew Billings, submitted by W.F. Witte; acceptance of honorary membership by White House representative for Woodrow Wilson; contract for bronze tablet commemorating Andrew Warner and for examination of Egyptian bronzes with John Williams foundry. Correspondents: T.B. Wilgus, James LeBaron Willard, Jesse Lynch Williams, Frank Wiener, Frank J. Wilder and Wilder’s Books, Alexander Wilson, Charles G. Finnery Wilcox, C. Fuller Williams, Victor Wilbour, Julia S. Winterhoff, College of William and Mary, H.W. Wilson Company, State Historical Society of Wisconsin.

1908-1926
Box: 136 Folder : 1-4 Correspondence 1908-1926. James B. Wilbur (4 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Documents penpalship with Alexander Wall, as well as Wilbur's activities as N-YHS Executive Committee member, Trustee of the New Building, and major donor (ultimate bequest of $100,000 for the establishment of a fund in his name for the purchase of books and manuscripts relating to American history).

1922-1926
Box: 136 Folder : 5-11 Correspondence 1908-1926. Caroline R. Williams (5 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Documents in great detail her work for hire as Curator to make “an exhaustive, scientific catalogue” of the Abbott Egyptian Collection, including reports, inventories, photography arrangements, and publications. Also contains correspondence of scholar Dr. Edward Fairbanks, conservator David W. Hoffman, and catalogue printers Emery Walker. [Alternative name: Mrs. Charles Grant Williams]

1917-1926
Box: 137 Folder : 1-6 Correspondence 1908-1926. Wo (6 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes extensive correspondence with frequent lecturer Mary T. Woorstell; rejection of Women’s Political Union proposal for lecture on woman suffrage as outside N-YHS scope and against its Constitution. Correspondents: Women’s League for the Protection of Riverside Park, Worcester Art Museum (Librarian Lucy D. Tuckerman), World Book Company Publishers (Elmer Green),  The New York World.

1908-1926
Box: 137 Folder : 7-11 Correspondence 1908-1926. Wr - Wy (5 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes extensive correspondence with frequent lecturer Mary T. Woorstell; rejection of Women’s Political Union proposal for lecture on woman suffrage; other women's advocacy organizations. Correspondents: Tobias A. Wright, A.W. Wyndham, Lawrence C. Wroth, Wyoming Historical and Geological Society (Horace Edwin Hayden and Frances Dorrance).

1908-1926
Box: 138 Folder : 1-10 Correspondence 1908-1926. Y - Z (10 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes extensive correspondence with member and geneaologist Florence E. Youngs, who voices frustration over the press and notoriety of the Van Rensselaer situation (and also acknowledges the loan of several volumes from N-YHS of Abstracts of Wills), and Yale University Press, supplier of photostats of historic materials. Correspondents: M.H. Zilm, Otis Young, Zula Ziebach, George A. Zabriskie, York & Sawyer, Yale University Library.

1908-1926
Box: 138 Folder : 11 Correspondence 1927-1929. Abb-Amen

Scope and Contents Note

Correspondents include William Abbatt, dealer and publisher of Americana; Mrs. Edwin A. Abbey.

1927-1929
Box: 138 Folder : 12 Correspondence 1927-1929. American A - American E

Scope and Contents Note

Correspondents include the American Association of Museums, American Council of Learned Societies, American Express Company, and the American Academy of Political and Social Science.

1927-1929
Box: 138 Folder : 13 Correspondence 1927-1929. American Antiquarian Society

Scope and Contents Note

Correspondents include Librarian Clarence S. Brigham. Several letters refer to Joel Barlow's Hasty Pudding publication.

1927-1929
Box: 138 Folder : 14 Correspondence 1927-1929. American F - American M

Scope and Contents Note

Correspondents include the American Historical Society, American Lithographic Company, American Irish Historical Society, and American Forestry Association. Includes a list of donations from the American Institute.

1927-1929
Box: 139 Folder : 1 Correspondence 1927-1929. American Library Association

Scope and Contents Note

Correspondence regarding ALA conferences and member dues.

1927-1929
Box: 139 Folder : 2 Correspondence 1927-1929. American Museum of Natural History

Scope and Contents Note

Includes, among other subjects, a letter from Henry Fairfield Osborn, President of the AMNH, to N-YHS President John A. Weekes regarding the creation of a Permanent Memorial and Art Planning Commission in New York City.

1927-1929
Box: 139 Folder : 3 Correspondence 1927-1929. American N - American W

Scope and Contents Note

Correspondents include American Telephone and Telegraph Company, regarding reports of the United States Centennial Commission; the American Woman's Association; American Railway Express Company, regarding shipment of items; and the American Security & Trust Company.

1927-1929
Box: 139 Folder : 4 Correspondence 1927-1929. American Numismatic Society

Scope and Contents Note

Includes sketches of the Duc de Loubat decorations.

1927-1929
Box: 139 Folder : 5 Correspondence 1927-1929. American - Ap

Scope and Contents Note

Correspondents include the periodical The Antiquarian; Thomas B. Appleget, regarding the restoration of Colonial Williamsburg and John D. Rockefeller’s support for preserving the Spengler newspaper collection; the XXIII International Congress of Americanists; and the publication  Antiques.

1927-1929
Box: 139 Folder : 6 Correspondence 1927-1929. Ar - Ay

Scope and Contents Note

Correspondents include the Association of Exposition Exhibitors, regarding the 200th anniversary celebration of the birth of George Washington; Edward S. Arnold; the Archaelogical Institute of America; Art Metal Construction Co.; Art in Buttons Manufacturers; J. Lawrence Aspinwall; and Benjamin Aymar. Includes material concerning a lecture series by Dudley Crafts Watson of the Art Institute of Chicago for the 1928-1929 season.

1927-1929
Box: 139 Folder : 7 Correspondence 1927-1929. Bab - Bap

Scope and Contents Note

Correspondents include Margaret Bayard Baldwin concerning the Barent Rynders portrait, and the Bankers Trust Company.

1927-1929
Box: 139 Folder : 8 Correspondence 1927-1929. Baker and Taylor Company

Scope and Contents Note

Baker & Taylor Co. were wholesale dealers in the books of all publishers. Includes orders and invoices, to and from N-YHS.

1927-1929
Box: 139 Folder : 9-10 Correspondence 1927-1929. Bank of New York and Trust Company (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Relates to financial matters concerning mortgage certificates, mortgage payments, securities, and insurance statements, as well as a loan to the bank for exhibition of a clock previously owned by it.

1927-1929
Box: 139 Folder : 11 Correspondence 1927-1929. Bar - Bay

Scope and Contents Note

Correspondents include A.D. Barter; Gertrude A. Barber, who submitted church records and cemetery inscriptions of Sullivan County to the N-YHS; Gertrude C. Barbour, pertaining to N-YHS's purchase of a bound volume of Harpers Weekly; Dorothy Barck; Col. James Barnes regarding a log book of the privateer Duke of Cumberland; and U.S. senator Thomas F. Bayard regarding the Bayard Portraits.

1927-1929
Box: 139 Folder : 12 Correspondence 1927-1929. Bea - Bez

Scope and Contents Note

Correspondents include W. Gedney Beatty, Charles Beekman, and Perry Belmont.

1927-1929
Box: 139 Folder : 13 Correspondence 1927-1929. Bi

Scope and Contents Note

Correspondents include Alexander S. Bing; Charles F. Biele & Sons, regarding price quotes for cases and pedestals; and Louis Faugeres Bishop.

1927-1929
Box: 139 Folder : 14 Correspondence 1927-1929. Bibliographical Society of America

Scope and Contents Note

Includes the Bibliographical Society’s News Sheets # 5 and 8.

1927-1929
Box: 139 Folder : 15 Correspondence 1927-1929. Bigelow, Poultney

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns Bigelow’s addresses and lectures at N-YHS.

1927-1929
Box: 139 Folder : 16 Correspondence 1927-1929. Bl

Scope and Contents Note

Correspondents include William D.Bloodgood of The North Central Texas Oil Company regarding a chair that may have been part of the furniture in the Old Federal Hall at Washington's inauguration (with photograph); A.J. Bleecker and Garrett W.F. Blanchfield.

1927-1929
Box: 140 Folder : 1 Correspondence 1927-1929. Boa - Bott

Scope and Contents Note

Correspondents include Boston Public Library; C.K. Bolton of the Boston Athenaeum; and Reginald Pelham Bolton. Bolton's correspondence concerns the erection of a memorial at the site of old Fort Washington on 183rd Street (includes photograph of proposed memorial) and other matters related to the Field Exploration Committee.

1927-1929
Box: 140 Folder : 2 Correspondence 1927-1929. Bou - Boy

Scope and Contents Note

Correspondents include Edward H. Boughton regarding a Washington portrait pitcher (with photograph); N-YHS's certified public accountants Boyce, Hughes, and Farrell; and the Bourne Historical Society. Includes the will of William James Boucher in which the N-YHS was the beneficiary of scrap books of newspaper clippings of subways and transit in New York City and obituaries.

1927-1929
Box: 140 Folder : 3 Correspondence 1927-1929. Bra - Bri

Scope and Contents Note

Correspondents include H.K. Brewer & Co. (stationers), Department of Printed Books (British Museum), and Brentanos (booksellers and stationers).

1927-1929
Box: 140 Folder : 4 Correspondence 1927-1929. Breasted, James H.

Scope and Contents Note

Correspondence between N-YHS and consulting Egyptologist Professor James H. Breasted of the University of Chicago regarding the Edwin Smith surgical papyrus.

1927-1929
Box: 140 Folder : 5 Correspondence 1927-1929. Bro

Scope and Contents Note

Correspondents include Arthur E. Browne; Barnum Brown of the American Museum of Natural History; Dr. Joseph Broadman (includes list of contents of his War Library); Brooklyn Public Library; and Julia Watkins Brown. Includes a letter pertaining to the publishing of the Edwin Smith papyrus.

1927-1929
Box: 140 Folder : 6 Correspondence 1927-1929. Brooks, Emerson

Scope and Contents Note

Brooks was the National Chief Ranger of the Boy Rangers of America. Among other subjects, the correspondence concerns the gift of a John Hancock chair.

1928-1929
Box: 140 Folder : 7 Correspondence 1927-1929. Brown, B.W.B.

Scope and Contents Note

Correspondence relating to the Executive Committee of the N-YHS, of which Brown was a member. Includes reference to N-YHS legislative matters including adding reference to educational purposes to its act of incorporation.

1927-1929
Box: 140 Folder : 8 Correspondence 1927-1929. Brown, Henry Collins

Scope and Contents Note

Includes reference inquiries, photograph requests, and other related matters from author and lecturer Collins Brown.

1927-1929
Box: 140 Folder : 9 Correspondence 1927-1929. John Carter Brown Library

Scope and Contents Note

Correspondent: Lawrence C. Wroth, concerning photostat copies of the Newport Mercury News and other reference inquiries.

1927-1929
Box: 140 Folder : 10 Correspondence 1927-1929. Bru

Scope and Contents Note

Correspondents include Harold M. Brummer regarding various research requests, including reproduction of the original drawings of Bourne's Views of New York.

1927-1929
Box: 140 Folder : 11 Correspondence 1927-1929. Bry

Scope and Contents Note

Correspondents include Bryn Mawr College Library, and C.W. Bryan seeking the history of Trumball's painting Surrender of Burgoyne, among other matters.

1927-1929
Box: 140 Folder : 12 Correspondence 1927-1929. Bunner, Rudolph F.

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns Bunner, writing on Salmagundi Club letterhead, creating paintings and drawings of historic buildings for N-YHS.

1927-1929
Box: 140 Folder : 13 Correspondence 1927-1929. Bu - By

Scope and Contents Note

Correspondents include George H. Budke regarding the transfer of the Oblenis Papers to N-YHS; Mrs. George Bush of Ohio researching the Flint family history; Murray Ledyard (Mrs. J.H. Ten Eyck) Burr; the Business Historical Society; Bucks County Historical Society; and the Bullock Manufacturing Co., regarding lighting fixtures. Of note is a letter referencing the Edwin Smith medical papyrus by C. Bernard Peterson of the Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences, asking to obtain photographs of the original script where the first asterisk is said to appear; marginalia on the letter states that permission must be granted from James Breasted, author of a publication on the papyrus.

1927-1929
Box: 140 Folder : 14-15 Correspondence 1927-1929. Ca (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Correspondents include A.F. MacDonald, Archivist at the Public Archives of Canada, regarding exchanges of publications; naturalist and explorer Charles Caise seeking moral support for his expeditions (with photograph of Caise); D.P. Cadwallader; R.G. Caldwell, including reference to the library's photostat machine for supplying researchers with copies of documents; Howard M. Canoune, including a brief reference to the 1929 stock market crash; Hampton L. Carson; Theron L. Carman; Mrs. Alan D. Campbell; Henry Cape; Katherine W. Carmalt; Cadmus Book Shop; California State Library, and UC Berkeley.

1927-1929
Box: 140 Folder : 16 Correspondence 1927-1929. Calver, W. L.

Scope and Contents Note

Includes correspondence related to Calver’s work for the Field Exploration Committee. Among the subjects referenced are the site of the Old King's Bridge that Washington crossed in 1783 to re-enter the city of New York after the British evacuation, and a shoulder belt plate of the 49th Regiment (British) dating from the War of 1812 found at Fort George on the Niagara River (with photograph).

1927-1929
Box: 140 Folder : 17 Correspondence 1927-1929. Ce

Scope and Contents Note

Correspondents include the Central Park West and Columbus Avenue Association concerning the building of a sewer that would run under N-YHS's property, the expenses and issues that arose with this project, and the restoration of the sidewalks on Central Park West.

1927-1929
Box: 140 Folder : 18 Correspondence 1927-1929. Ch - Ci

Scope and Contents Note

Correspondents include Mrs. Carlton T. Chapman; the Civic Forum; Chinquilla, a Cheyenne Native American and guest lecturer who spoke about the Native American peoples; the Chicago Historical Society; the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago; Lewis Chase of Union College; Julien J. Champenois of the United French Publishers; the Charleston Museum; and the Chicago Tribune.

1927-1929
Box: 141 Folder : 1 Correspondence 1927-1929. CL

Scope and Contents Note

Correspondents include the Arthur H. Clark Company; attorney George B. Class; Thomas B. Clarke (collector of early American portraits); and J. Wray Cleveland of Title Guarantee and Trust Company.

1927-1929
Box: 141 Folder : 2 Correspondence 1927-1929. Clements Library (University of Michigan)

Scope and Contents Note

Primarily concerns exchanges of photostats between the library and N-YHS

1927-1929
Box: 141 Folder : 3-5 Correspondence 1927-1929. Co (3 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Correspondents include Helen A. Collingwood, donating a mahogany side table designed by her great-grandfather, John McComb, Jr.; the Colonial Dames of America concerning, among other subjects, the current (1929) state of teaching colonial history in New York high schools; attorney Ogden Codman; the Society of Colonial Wars in the State of New York; attorney Charles C. Coleman; H.F. Cogan Company, concerning the replacement of the sewer and sidewalk on West 76th and 77th streets; Wilmot T. Cox; C.E. Cook; Isabella V. Cox; Consolidated Gas Company of New York; and Dr. Charles Worthen Spencer.

1927-1929
Box: 141 Folder : 6 Correspondence 1927-1929. Columbia University

Scope and Contents Note

Correspondence between N-YHS and Henry J. Carman, with regard to the N-YHS Scholarship Historical Essay Competition, among other subjects.

1927-1929
Box: 141 Folder : 7 Correspondence 1927-1929. Cr - Cu

Scope and Contents Note

Correspondents include the John Crerar Library (Chicago) and Warren C. Crane. Includes material on the 150th anniversary of the American Revolution.

1927-1929
Box: 141 Folder : 8 Correspondence 1927-1929. Da

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Correspondents include C.B. Darrow; Dauber & Pine Bookshops, Inc.; Charles Stewart Davison; Gherardi Davis; Mrs. Alonzo F. Danilson, regarding Publication Fund shares of Henry A. Bostwick; and the Exhibition of Antiques and Works of Art.

1927-1929
Box: 141 Folder : 9 Correspondence 1927-1929. De

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Correspondents include John Ross Delafield; DeFrenes & Company, concerning the possibility of photographing a mummy with linen wrapping at N-YHS; the Historical Society of Delaware requesting a list of all Caesar Rodney letters held by N-YHS (list included in folder); the Decatur Daily Review; Emily J. deForest; Harold Deighton, regarding Publication Fund shares of J. Hood Wright; attorneys DeWitt, Lockman & DeWitt regarding a financial legacy from Joseph F. Loubat; and attorney Garrett W. McEnerney regarding a financial legacy from Richard Varick Dey.

1927-1929
Box: 142 Folder : 1-2 Correspondence 1927-1929. Di - Du (2 folders)

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Correspondents include publisher Charles Scribner's Sons regarding orders for the Dictionary of American Biography; Charles F. Dickinson, offering books for sale; Edith Hall (Mrs. Joseph M.) Dohan concerning an article she wrote for the Bulletin about a Mycenaean vase; publishers Doubleday, Page, & Company regarding offers of books; and John Ward Dunsmore concerning arrangements for his lecture at N-YHS.

1927-1929
Box: 142 Folder : 3 Correspondence 1927-1929. Dunlap, William (Diaries of)

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Relates to publication of the two volumes Diaries of William Dunlap, especially in connection with determining the owners or locations of paintings and getting reproduction permissions.

1928-1929
Box: 142 Folder : 4-5 Correspondence 1927-1929. E (2 folders)

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Correspondents include Wilberforce Eames of the New York Public Library; the Eddy Family Association for Historical and Genealogical Research; George S. Eddy; sketch artist Edna Frances Edell; William S. Eddy; The Ehrich Galleries; The Employers' Liability Assurance Corporation, Limited, of London, England regarding adjustment on sidewalk damaged by Empire Carting truck as well as forms for reporting accidents occurring at work (New York Workmen's Compensation Policy); Encyclopedia Britannica; Earie Railroad Company; Erie Canal Centennial Commission regarding the memorial volume to describe the Centennial Celebration of 1926 in which the N-YHS co-operated; Theodore M. Etting regarding donation of letters of Gulian Crommelin Verplanck; Ethical Culture Branch School requesting permission to use N-YHS’s vacant south lot for school purposes (declined); Jennie A. Evans donating the will of John Van Husen and the deed to the house on Beekman Street dated 1730.

1927-1929
Box: 142 Folder : 6 Correspondence 1927-1929. Fa - Fe

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Correspondents include Harry Feinberg regarding Rev. John Stanford papers, Mrs. Morris P. Ferris, and Father Knickerbocker Co.

1927-1929
Box: 142 Folder : 7-10 Correspondence 1927-1929. Fairchild, Helen L. (Mrs. Charles S. Fairchild) (4 folders)

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Includes extensive correspondence concerning Fairchild's donations of her family documents, including from the Ledyards and Horatio Seymour, Governor of New York. Other donations included (added to the Seymour Collection). Other noteworthy donations include autographed letters of Abraham Lincoln and Gen. U.S. Grant and Van der Kemp letter. The subject materials are commonly referred to as the Seymour Collection. The correspondence also relates to the preparation and distribution of Alexander J. Wall’s publication A Sketch of the Life of Horatio Seymour. See also folder for Correspondence 1927-1929. Lancaster Press

1927-1929
Box: 143 Folder : 1 Correspondence 1927-1929. Fi

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Correspondents include Dr. D. Havelock Fisher regarding a biography of Horatio Seymour written by Stewart Mitchell; Harvey E. Fisk of Bankers Trust Company; Stuyvesant Fish; Roscoe Conkling Fitch; and Clyde Fisher of the American Museum of Natural History concerning his lecture at N-YHS.

1927-1929
Box: 143 Folder : 2 Correspondence 1927-1929. Field Exploration Committee

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Includes correspondence and other documents primarily from W.L. Calver and Reginald P. Bolton, including background information on the committee and its role in awakening a "keener sense of interest in American history," particularly the American Revolution; a list of military and other buttons, acquired from Leslie G. Hilborn, which provides a detailed list of which uniform the button belonged to, such as British or American soldier, regiment or corps, rank, and condition of button; a history of brass buttons from Fort George, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, early 1800s; and observations by Bolton on the Ross Mansion in Essex, NY, and Chimney Point, Vt.

1928-1929
Box: 143 Folder : 3 Correspondence 1927-1929. Fl - Fo

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Correspondents include Fred G. Floyd regarding the donation of two pamphlets written by Dr. Samuel Ward Frances; State Historian Alexander C. Flick regarding a lecture on the topic of The Sullivan-Clinton Campaign; Henry Ford’s secretary, H.M. Cordell, including an inquiry that prompted a description of N-YHS’s newspaper shelving and cataloging practices; Dixon Ryan Fox of Columbia University regarding his lecture at N-YHS, and other matters, including an inquiry that prompts Alexander Wall to explain his approaches and degrees of success with lecture themes; Fowler Caterers with menus of refreshments for various events; and Kunsthistorisches Institute, in Florence, Italy, requesting photographs of Italian art.

1927-1929
Box: 143 Folder : 4 Correspondence 1927-1929. Fr - Fu

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Correspondents include E.C. Fuller Company concerning the purchase of bindery equipment and supplies; Society of Friends relating to the history of Quakers; Frick Art Reference Library; Mary Otis Sampson Fraprie; genealogist Josephine C. Frost; and explorer Charles W. Furlong regarding possible lectures at the N-YHS.

1927-1929
Box: 143 Folder : 5 Correspondence 1927-1929. Ga - Ge

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Correspondents include Robert L. Gerry; George E. Gartland, attorney representing the estate of Elizabeth H.J. Cowdrey; Mrs. Albert Gallatin; Gaylord Bros. regarding library supplies; and the Georgia Historical Society. Includes correspondence related to efforts to preserve Albert Gallatin's home, Friendship Hill.

1927-1929
Box: 143 Folder : 6 Correspondence 1927-1929. Gallatin, R. Horace

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Correspondence relating to Gallatin's role as Treasurer of N-YHS, including transmittal letters to Gallatin for checks to be signed and mortgage payment receipts.

1927-1929
Box: 143 Folder : 7-8 Correspondence 1927-1929. Gi - Gu (2 folders)

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Correspondents include Goodspeed's Book Shop; Harrold E. Gillingham; Viola Gillette; Gramercy Book Shop; Ginn & Company; Alexander Wall’s letter to Edward G. Griffin, Counsel to the Governor, explaining why N-YHS desired its charter to be amended to permit an increase in annual income to $200,000; Katherine M. Graham; Arthur Butler Graham; Robert Goelet regarding his donation of a collection of playbills; Professor Evarts B. Greene of Columbia University; and Mary F. Goodwin inquiring about documents that might assist in the restoration of Colonial Williamsburg.

1927-1929
Box: 143 Folder : 9-10 Correspondence 1927-1929. Ha (2 folders)

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Correspondents include Charles X. Harris concerning attributions of paintings and other matters; dealer James S. Hall; Harris & Solomon in regard to insurance policies sent to Bank of New York & Trust Company; Herbert D. Halsey; Hartley Akin Lumber Co. concerning price quotes and orders for press boards; and Harvard University, including an invitation to dedication of new buildings constructed under the George F. Baker Foundation.

1927-1929
Box: 144 Folder : 1-2 Correspondence 1927-1929. He - Hi (2 folders)

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Correspondents include Emanuel Hertz; book dealer Charles F. Heartman; Earl L. Heck; Alison B. Hitchcock; Emanuel Hertz; W.O. Hickok Manufacturing Co. regarding bindery supplies; Historic Hudson Publishing Company; Annette F. Hillman in regard to lectures to be presented by R.L. Jones; and Annie-May Hegeman regarding donation of the Hegeman Family Bible.

1927-1929
Box: 144 Folder : 3-4 Correspondence 1927-1929. Ho (2 folders)

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Correspondents include Herbert B. Howe concerning donation of the Benzaleel Howe papers; The Holland Society of America; Abby Roberts Howland; The Travelers Insurance Company; W.P. Horton; Hoffman Type & Engraving in regard to printing supplies; a letter from editor Thomas W. Hotchkiss in regard to the completion of Grant's Tomb; Sarah C.W. Hoppin; telegrams from New York State Assemblyman Samuel H. Hofstadter with regard to a bill to include educational purposes as one of the objects of N-YHS passing in the New York State legislature. Includes the program for N-YHS lecture recital “Who Taught America to Sing.”

1927-1929
Box: 144 Folder : 5 Correspondence 1927-1929. Hoffman, Samuel VerPlanck

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Includes bills of sale from various sellers for portraits, rare books, pottery, and other items donated to the N-YHS by Hoffman.

1927-1929
Box: 144 Folder : 6 Correspondence 1927-1929. Hu - Hy

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Correspondents include dealer A.J. Huston regarding purchases of Confederate and other newspapers; Caroline Alden Huling; Henry E. Huntington Library (San Marino, CA); Archer M. Huntington; Francis C. Huebner. Includes N-YHS’s interest in acquiring letters written by Esabella Marshall Graham, who started the first young ladies finishing school.

1927-1929
Box: 144 Folder : 7 Correspondence 1927-1929. I

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Correspondents include the Illinois State Historical Library; International Benjamin Franklin Society; Order of Indian Wars of the United States; Clara Iselin; Indemnity Insurance Company of North America in regard to sidewalk damage by Empire Carting Co.; The Institute of American Genealogy inviting A.J. Wall to be a member-founder; John V. and William F. Irvin concerning the acquisition of two Japanese vases and other items; Independence Hall National Museum with regard to measurements of the N-YHS’s collection of furniture used in Federal Hall; and the International Exposition 1932 with regard to the 200th Anniversary of George Washington's Birthday.

1927-1929
Box: 144 Folder : 8-9 Correspondence 1927-1929. J (2 folders)

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Correspondents include Stuart W. Jackson; Institute of Jamaica; Mary. L. Jennings; C.K. Johnson; photographer Peter A. Juley & Son; E. Alfred Jones; J.H. Jordan; Harris H. Johnston (great-great grandson of N-YHS founder John Pintard) in regard to Pintard diaries; Samuel L. Johnston in regard to Betsy Ross and the first United States flag; dealer C.K. Johnson.

1927-1929
Box: 145 Folder : 1 Correspondence 1927-1929. Ka - Ke

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Correspondents include Carrie E. Karstens (gifts from the Crolius family); Louis C. Karpinski with regard to the N-YHS purchase of photographs of American maps in French archives; Frank Burger Kelley (City History Club of New York); Auston Baxter Keep; Leon Keyserling concerning attempt to publish the essay for which he won N-YHS’s scholarship award; George de B. Keim (Society of Colonial Wars); and attorney Thomas Kelby and other members of the family of former N-YHS Librarian Robert Kelby (1898-1921) in connection with Kelby’s death and Wall’s memoir of him; Henry W. Kent of the Metropolitan Museum of Art regarding his lecture at N-YHS.

1927-1929
Box: 145 Folder : 2 Correspondence 1927-1929. Ki - Ku

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Correspondents include Eleanor W. Kotz in regard to estimate of portraits to be restored; architect Nathan Korn regarding sidewalk and window damage to N-YHS property (includes photographs); Edwin B. King; James Gore King in regard to Highwood Estate in Weehawken, NJ; Hazel Gertrude Kinscella of the University School of Music; Kendall and Angie Graham Kimberland concerning Kendall’s essay submission for the N-YHS scholarship award; and Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.

1927-1929
Box: 145 Folder : 3 Correspondence 1927-1929. La

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Correspondents include Lancaster County Historical Society; Margaret Woodhull Lawrence with regard to the will of John Lawrence; dealer Charles E. Lauriat Company; E.P. Lawson Company with bindery price quotes; Lafayette Camp No. 140 regarding the loan of a chair Lafayette used in the Lefferts Mansion; Virginia M. Davies concerning the bequest of a bookcase from Katherine Rutgers Lane.

1927-1929
Box: 145 Folder : 4 Correspondence 1927-1929. Lancaster Press

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Concerns the printing of the book Sketch of the Life of Horatio Seymour and the  Quarterly Bulletin.

1927-1929
Box: 145 Folder : 5 Correspondence 1927-1929. Landauer, Bella C.

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Correspondence between Landauer and Alexander Wall with regard to bookplates, her recognition as Patron of N-YHS in appreciation of her gift of the book plate collection, postcards to the library from her various trips abroad, including Egypt, and other matter.

1927-1929
Box: 145 Folder : 6 Correspondence 1927-1929. Lawyers Mortgage Company

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Concerns various mortgages held for investment purposes by N-YHS. Includes some photographs of the mortgaged buildings.

1927-1929
Box: 145 Folder : 7 Correspondence 1927-1929. Le

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Correspondents include Lewis Historical Publishing Co.; Fidelity and Casualty Company of New York in regard to a donation of ladies' nightgowns and baby linen shirts; Charles M. Lefferts; William Lewin; Clifford Lewis; John Pintard Lewis in regard to the sale of a portrait of John Pintard and other objects to N-YHS; and James Melvin Lee of New York University.

1927-1929
Box: 145 Folder : 8 Correspondence 1927-1929. Li - Lj

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Correspondents include the Abraham Lincoln Association in regard to securing permission to use materials on Lincoln from N-YHS's collection; Library Bureau concerning orders of library equipment (includes a blueprint for a book truck); printers J.J. Little & Ives Company; publishers Little, Brown, & Company; and Philip Livingston and other Livingston family members.

1927-1929
Box: 145 Folder : 9 Correspondence 1927-1929. Library of Congress

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Includes photostat requests from each institution to the other, reference requests, forms, and other matter.

1927-1929
Box: 146 Folder : 1 Correspondence 1927-1929. Lo - Ly

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Correspondents include the Royal United Service Institution (London); Long Island Historical Society; Lord's Day Alliance of the United States; University of London Institute of Historical Research; London Library; Los Angeles Historical Society; and the Bourne Historical Society in regard to Dutch deeds from 1655 and 1656 which bear the red seals of the Dutch West India Company with monogram, "G.W.C."; Luke Vincent Lockwood in regard to his article St. Memin Indian Portraits; Frank Luppino concerning offers of print matter; dealer Robert W. Lull; Lower Manhattan Industrial Association.

1927-1929
Box: 146 Folder : 2 Correspondence 1927-1929. Mc - Mac

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Correspondents include Gilbert McClurg concerning his lecture at N-YHS “Fly With Me Above Pikes Peak”; Douglas C. McMurtrie in preparation of a bibliography of the printing done by Jotham Meeker at the Baptist Indian missions in Kansas, donations, and other subjects; and Henrietta Braden (Mrs. C.D.) MacPherson.

1927-1929
Box: 146 Folder : 3-4 Correspondence 1927-1929. Ma (2 folders)

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Correspondents include photographer Helaine Magnus; H.J. Mahan with regard to the purchase of The New Jersey Orderly Book; Dr. Thomas O. Mabbott; Charles A. DuBois in regard to sending N-YHS the book of records of the 1928 edition of the  Massing of the Colors; Vause W. Marshall in connection with various purchases; Charles F. Mansfield; Mrs. Walton Martin in regard to the gift of her publication of  The Letters of Charlotte Brinckerhoff Bronson and related matters.

1927-1929
Box: 146 Folder : 5 Correspondence 1927-1929. Massachusetts Historical Society

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Correspondence principally with Worthington C. Ford in regard to various inquiries, Photostat requests, and other such matters.

1927-1929
Box: 146 Folder : 6 Correspondence 1927-1929. Me

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Correspondents include The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Medallic Art Company; Clive Mecklem regarding his donation of a pair of silver pitchers presented in 1817 by the Manumission Society to Joseph Curtis.

1927-1929
Box: 146 Folder : 7 Correspondence 1927-1929. Mi

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Correspondents include Stewart Mitchell; Douglas W. Miller regarding information for an entry on Harry Dexter in the Dictionary of American Biography; National Music League and Harold V. Milligan with regard to his lecture-recital Who Taught America to Sing?; State Historical Society of Missouri; Minnesota Historical Society; A.J. Mitten in regard to the deposit of the St. Memin crayon portraits of Indians.

1927-1929
Box: 146 Folder : 8 Correspondence 1927-1929. Mo

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Correspondents include dealer Thomas M. Moore; dealer Noah Farnham Morrison; New York School of Applied Design For Women invitation to its 35th Annual Exhibition and luncheon; Horace A. Moses in regard to his and Alexander Wall’s involvement with the New York State Historical Association; O.J. Morrison Department Store in West Virginia acknowledging shipment of a Morrison genealogy; and The Morris Plan Company of New York with accompanying photo of display at the City Hall Branch, made possible with photostats obtained from N-YHS.

1927-1929
Box: 146 Folder : 9 Correspondence 1927-1929. Morgan, John Hill

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Correspondence from N-YHS Executive Committee member Morgan in regard to his donation to N-YHS of The Weekly Museum for years 1803-04; examination of portraits held by N-YHS to determine artist; lectures at N-YHS; and book about John Ramage (Lieutenant in the Royal Irish Volunteers in Boston).

1927-1929
Box: 146 Folder : 10 Correspondence 1927-1929. Mu

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Correspondents include The Rockefeller Foundation with a request for a loan for exhibition (declined); Brandon J. Murphy informing the N-YHS of the site of the revolutionary Fort Prince Charles of what is now Marble Hill being excavated by contractors, which led to the Field Exploration Committee visiting the spot; William D. Murphy of Union League Club; binding invoices from Mutual Library Bindery, Inc.; American Irish Historical Society invitation to its 13th Annual Banquet; J. Archibald Murray, and Museum of Fine Arts (Boston).

1927-1929
Box: 146 Folder : 11 Correspondence 1927-1929. Na

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Majority of folder comprises financial documents, such as those exchanged between N-YHS and the National City Bank of New York; National Title Guaranty Company (insurance); The National Iron Bank of Morristown, NJ, in regard to securing for N-YHS items belonging to Archbishop Robert Seton which he had bequeathed to the Society; National City Financial Library; National District Telegraph Company in regard to installation of the night watch fire alarm and emergency service, including several service reports; National Geographic magazine in regard to early American historical paintings; and the National Museum of Engineering and Industry in regard to an advertisement for an 1840 Ericsson propeller.

1927-1929
Box: 147 Folder : 1 Correspondence 1927-1929. Ne

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Correspondents include The Netherland-America Foundation; New England Historic Genealogical Society; State of New Jersey Public Record Office; Nebraska Historical Society; New York Academy of Medicine; Historical Society of Newburgh Bay and the Highlands; Newark (N.J.) Museum; New Hampshire Historical Society; New York University Library; utility invoices for N-YHS from The New York Edison Company and New York Telephone Co.; exchanges with the New Haven Colony Historical Society in regard to the latter's move to a new building which necessitated the advice from N-YHS as to how to proceed with moving exhibits into the new location and storage; request from New York Post-Graduate Medical School and Hospital for fiction books for patients; proposals from the New York Street Sprinkling & Flushing Co. (contains a stamped swastika on the receipt); series of press releases to various newspapers including The World and New York Times in regard to the Gertrude Bushfield Weed Collection of Theatrical Photographs exhibition.

1927-1929
Box: 147 Folder : 2 Correspondence 1927-1929. New York City

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Correspondents include city agencies in regard to fixing the street facing the N-YHS following subway construction; the Department of Plant and Structures requesting N-YHS to participate in a series of radio lectures on WNYC; Board of Education and several schools including Hunter College, St. Peter's Church (Bronx), The Greater New York Federation of Churches, the Maxwell Training School for Teachers, and Julia Richman High School; inquiries and invitations to exhibitions and luncheons from the Museum of the City of New York; a letter from Edward L. Stanton (Secretary to Mayor Walker) forwarding as a donation to N-YHS a 1754 lease for Spring Garden; Municipal Reference Library; and the Water Transportation Bibliography.

1927-1929
Box: 147 Folder : 3 Correspondence 1927-1929. New York Genealogical and Biographical Society

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Comprises correspondence chiefly from President Clarence W. Bowen requesting genealogical information such as Moravian Church records missing from the Genealogical Society, A.J. Wall's election as Corresponding Member of the Society, and other general requests.

1927-1929
Box: 147 Folder : 4 Correspondence 1927-1929. New York Public Library

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Correspondence comprises various general inquiries exchanged between A.J. Wall and NYPL’s H.M. Lydenberg and Victor H. Paltsits, including reference to the Rufus King Papers; old registers of boarding houses, and photostat requests (via their exchange account) of negatives and other items. Includes several letters involving Louis C. Karpinski with regard to the transfer of N-YHS’s subscription of French maps to NYPL. Includes two large folded check lists of State Journals and Session Laws for New Mexico and Oklahoma.

1927-1929
Box: 147 Folder : 5 Correspondence 1927-1929. New York State

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Includes correspondence and other documents concerning commemoration of the 150th Anniversary (Sesqui-Centennial) of the American Revolution, especially regarding the Sullivan-Clinton Campaign of 1779. Correspondents also include the Governor’s Office concerning A.J. Wall’s appointment as delegate to the celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Monmouth (NJ); State Museum; State Library; Chamber of Commerce in regard to a new edition of the pamphlet Classified List of Trade and Allied Associations and Publications in the City of New York.

1927-1929
Box: 147 Folder : 6 Correspondence 1927-1929. New York State 150th Anniversary of the American Revolution

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Includes a report dated January 25, 1925, of the Proposed Program to Commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the American Revolution; plans for celebrations for fiscal year 1927 for the Anniversary of Burgoyne Campaign including Saratoga, Bennington, Oriskany, Fort Stanwix, and the Highlands; requests for the souvenir program; minutes from the Executive Committee; loans from the N-YHS; expenses for proposed celebration; and other materials.

1925-1927
Box: 147 Folder : 7 Correspondence 1927-1929. New York State Historical Association

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Includes announcements for the Semi-Annual meetings of the Trustees (including A.J. Wall), memos sent to members with announcements, general inquiries in regard to appraisals of historical documents and items, and announcements in regard to new headquarters building located in Ticonderoga, NY. Also includes several letters in regard to the 150th Anniversary of the American Revolution planning committee.

1927-1929
Box: 147 Folder : 8 Correspondence 1927-1929. Ni

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Correspondents include Herbert B. Nichols of the Westchester County Historical Society, Margaret Laughlin, Hoffman Nickerson concerning his lecture at N-YHS on Burgoyne’s campaign, and bookseller Martinus Nijhoff.

1927-1929
Box: 147 Folder : 9 Correspondence 1927-1929. No - Ny

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Correspondents include Henry Harmon Noble of the General Society Of The War of 1812 and printers Notes and Queries.

1927-1929
Box: 147 Folder : 10 Correspondence 1927-1929. O

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Correspondents include George C.D. Odell concerning his lecture about theatre at N-YHS; Historical & Philosophical Society of Ohio; Ohio Wesleyan University; Ohio State Archaeological and Historical Society; William C. Orser; Edwin W. Orvis concerning the creation of a memorial fund; and the Museum Association of Oregon.

1927-1929
Box: 148 Folder : 1-2 Correspondence 1927-1929. P (2 folders)

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Correspondents include Frederick W. Payne offering to sell Thomas Cole’s The Dream of Arcadia; request to the American Consul-General in Paris for replicas of the busts of Franklin, Washington, Jones, and Lafayette; Mildred Van Wie Patterson of the Fort Crailo Association; Pacific Coast Numismatic Society; Howland Pell of the Field Exploration Committee; the Pennsylvania-German Society; the Historical Society of Pennsylvania; Peet & Powers in regard to estimates for lighting in the library; Mrs. W.H.P. Phyfe in regard to the loan of a Phyfe tool chest to the N-YHS; S.H.P. Pell of Fort Ticonderoga Museum and The Order of Colonial Lords of Manors in America; Juliet (Mrs. Walter) Pierson.

1927-1929
Box: 148 Folder : 3-5 Correspondence 1927-1929. R (3 folders)

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Correspondents include Rutherford Better Films Committee in regard to bringing in groups of children and teachers for special film showings; Rochester Historical Society in regard to how N-YHS files and indexes its manuscript materials and reference requests; Katherine Metcalf Roof; Albert R. Rogers of the Grand Central Palace with regard to books in the N-YHS library relating to expositions and exhibitions; W.S. Richardson concerning the Spengler Collection of scrapbook clippings; Rockefeller representative Thomas B. Appleget concerning N-YHS’s proposal for funding educational work in history with public and private schools; receipts for 4 West 77th Street rent payments from Mrs. Frances J. Ross; letter to Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt regarding her election as the first woman honorary member; Arthur S. Richardson; The Robinson Genealogical Society; Frederick B. Richards of the New York State Historical Association; Rhode Island Historical Society; George McKesson Roberts; publishers Robson & Adee; Women's Roosevelt Memorial; Reformed Church in America; letters in regard to Alexander Hamilton portraits; Reliable Chemical & Exterminating Co.; Wallace Reid; Rutgers University Library; Society of Friends of Roerich Museum in regard to the building of the Master Building; the Genealogical Bureau of Virginia; deposit of the Livingston Family Papers; a letter addressed to Franklin D. Roosevelt informing him of his election as Honorary member.

1927-1929
Box: 148 Folder : 6 Correspondence 1927-1929. Sa

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Correspondents include Haym Salomon Monument Committee; M.F.Savage; the Salmagundi Press. Includes the will of Henry W. Sackett naming N-YHS a contingent beneficiary.

1927-1929
Box: 148 Folder : 7 Correspondence 1927-1929. Sc

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Correspondents include box manufacturer Schenk & Schlichte; dealer John E. Scopes & Co.; Charles Scribner's Sons; School Art League with regard to young members visiting N-YHS's exhibition of Old Masters and early American portraits; Schulte's Book Store; Samuel Scheller & Co. (insurance); W. Ross Martin in regard to the illustrator Henry Alexander Ogden (1856-1936).

1927-1929
Box: 149 Folder : 1 Correspondence 1927-1929. Se

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Correspondents include Harold Seton in regard to the exhibition and donation of his photographs of theatrical celebrities; Robert F. Seybolt; Origen S. Seymour; A.B. See Elevator Company in regard to elevator repairs; and Horace Wells Sellers in regard to DePeyster portraits.

1927-1929
Box: 149 Folder : 2 Correspondence 1927-1929. Sh

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Correspondents include a reference response to Olive Shea in regard to the history of the Morris-Jumel Mansion, Ship Model Society of Rhode Island,Frederic Fairchild Sherman, and receipts for shipments from T.W.& C.B. Sheridan Co.

1927-1929
Box: 149 Folder : 3 Correspondence 1927-1929. Si - Sk

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Correspondents include Dunkin H. Sill regarding a donation of manuscripts; Esther Singleton regarding her lecture on costumes at N-YHS; James S. Sinclair & Co., and H.W. Singleton in regard to Linsley M. Gould collection of Civil War photographs.

1927-1929
Box: 149 Folder : 4 Correspondence 1927-1929. Shadd, H. L.

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Consists of correspondence with Consulting Engineer Henry L. Shadd regarding inspections of the Central Park West building in connection with subway construction. Includes inspection reports, drawings, and surveys from Shadd and from the Board of Transportation.

1925-1929
Box: 149 Folder : 5 Correspondence 1927-1929. Sl - Sp

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Correspondents include Edmund B. Southwick concerning his donation of a grandfather clock; Smith Caterer (includes menu); Lloyd Waddell Smith, Duncan Sterling, and Sons of the Revolution.

1927-1929
Box: 149 Folder : 6 Correspondence 1927-1929. Spengler, O.

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Includes correspondence with Otto Spengler, director of the Argus Pressclipping Bureau, which concerns the acquisition of volumes of mounted clippings related to World War I. The folder includes the agreement with Spengler, descriptions of the project, correspondence concerning the funding of the mounting project by John D. Rockefeller Jr., and other matters. The folder includes one photograph.

1925-1929
Box: 149 Folder : 7 Correspondence 1927-1929. Sta - Ste

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Correspondents include Foster Stearns concerning damage to a painting of Governor Marcy he had shipped to N-YHS, and includes insurance contract; Harriet E. Stevens of Oswego Historical Society; Byam Kerby Stevens; and Mary M. Stevens in regard to donation of a copy of the address delivered by John Austin Stevens in 1897.

1927-1929
Box: 149 Folder : 8 Correspondence 1927-1929. Stewart, William Rhinelander

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Correspondence consists of Stewart's donations to the Society of letters written by George Washington. Also includes genealogical requests for the Rhinelander chart, and life membership granted to Stewart's daughter, Princess Miguel de Braganca, as well as Stewart's death announcement.

1927-1929
Box: 149 Folder : 9 Correspondence 1927-1929. Stillwell, Dr. John E.

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Primarily concerns articles written by or items donated by Stillwell and his involvement, as a member of the N-YHS Art Committee, in various art collection-related matters.

1927-1929
Box: 149 Folder : 10 Correspondence 1927-1929. Sto

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Correspondents include Albert G. Stone, I.N. Phelps Stokes, and Harry Stone.

1927-1929
Box: 149 Folder : 11 Correspondence 1927-1929. Su - Sy

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Correspondents include George H. Sullivan concerning donations, The Syracuse Herald in regard to research on former Governor Seymour, and Emily Halsey Suydam.

1927-1929
Box: 149 Folder : 12 Correspondence 1927-1929. Ta - Te

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Correspondents include George D. Terry in regard to the donation of the original commission appointing Richard Varick as mayor of New York (1789-1801); The Whitney Company; Moses Tanenbaum; S.R. Taber; Texas State Historical Association; Arnold G. Talbot; Reports of William M. Tarbox regarding excavations for the subway at Broad Street, as submitted to the Field Exploration Committee; and genealogical donations to Society such as Tatum Narrative 1626-1925.

1927-1929
Box: 149 Folder : 13 Correspondence 1927-1929. Th - Ti

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Correspondents includes C.R. Thomas; William S. Thomas in regard to the General Society of the Cincinnati; Andrew H.A. Thompson concerning the loan of the Lafayette chair from Lafayette Camp No. 140; and reference requests from several students from Public School 72 in regard to the history of the area known as Throgg's Neck.

1927-1929
Box: 150 Folder : 1 Correspondence 1927-1929. To - Ty

Scope and Contents Note

Correspondents include John S. Tough; Howard Townsend; and Eliot Tuckerman offering letters from the 1907 Hudson-Fulton Celebration Committee; John C. Travis donating the memoirs of former Mayor and Water Commissioner Stephen Allen.

1927-1929
Box: 150 Folder : 2 Correspondence 1927-1929. U - V

Scope and Contents Note

Correspondents include United Engineering Society in regard to donations of documents with N-YHS; Albert Ullman in connection with talks on radio WNYC and other matters; U.S. Department of State; Col. John W. Vrooman; Save Old Ironsides (U.S.S. Constitution) concerning N-YHS’s support for its preservation effort; Margaret Van Rensselaer; Major General William R. Smith in regard to the Field Exploration Committee making excavations on the Reservation at West Point; Alma R. Van Hoevenberg; William G. Ver Planck concerning various donations; John E. Virden in regard to donation of photostat copy of Mandate and Certificate of Induction of the Rev. Samuel Seabury to the Episcopal Church of St. Peter's in 1766; correspondence with Post Master General R.S. Regar discussing a stamp commemorating the Burgoyne Campaign.

1927-1929
Box: 150 Folder : 3 Correspondence 1927-1929. Wa

Scope and Contents Note

Correspondents include the U.S. and New York State George Washington Bicentennial Celebration Commissions. This correspondence includes an invitation to the celebration in the Aldermanic Chamber, two proposals to commemorate the occasion, and requests for documents from N-YHS for a series of works to be edited by John C. Fitzpatrick and Albert Bushnell Hart. Other correspondents include Crystal Waters in regard to her recital performance at N-YHS; Margaret L. Wallace; Eugene Hoffman Walker; and John B. Walker.

1927-1929
Box: 150 Folder : 4 Correspondence 1927-1929. We

Scope and Contents Note

Correspondents include John C. Webster of the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada; Westchester County Historical Society; Gertrude Weadock regarding silking and repairing manuscripts; dealer Oscar Wegelin; and The Huguenot and Historical Association.

1927-1929
Box: 150 Folder : 5 Correspondence 1927-1929. Weed, Raphael A.

Scope and Contents Note

Subjects include Raphael A. Weed’s (President of the Historical Society of Newburgh Bay and the Highlands) donations, including the Gertrude Bushfield Weed collection of theatrical photograph portraits and other items; arrangements for exhibition of the portraits; arrangements for Weed’s article about wine labels in the Bulletin; and notes from Reed’s will concerning the bequest to N-YHS of a financial legacy, silver wine labels dating to 1690, and the chair used by Edwin Booth in Hamlet.

Box: 150 Folder : 6 Correspondence 1927-1929. Weekes, F.D. and J.A.

Scope and Contents Note

Includes correspondence with N-YHS’s attorney, the firm of Weekes Brothers, specifically John A. Weekes, Frederic Delano Weekes, and Arthur Sutherland. Subject matter includes bequests and legacies from estates, handling of sales, mortgages, and other transactions related to investment real estate properties, contractual matters with construction workers and other service providers, insurance arrangements, by-law amendments, and other legal matters.

1927-1929
Box: 150 Folder : 7 Correspondence 1927-1929. Westervelt, Leonidas

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the Leonidas Westervelt Collection of Jenny Lind Material. Includes list of items on display in exhibition (1929) and acknowledgements of donated items.

1927-1929
Box: 150 Folder : 8 Correspondence 1927-1929. Wh

Scope and Contents Note

Correspondents include W. Pierrepont White, Edith Hamilton White, and Newell White.

1927-1929
Box: 150 Folder : 9 Correspondence 1927-1929. Wi

Scope and Contents Note

Correspondents include Caroline Ransom (Mrs. Grant) Williams concerning the Egyptian collection and handbook prepared by Mrs. Richardson; Wilder's Bookshop; J.G.B. Williams; Bronson Winthrop regarding his donation of Thomas Hicks’s portrait of Fitz-Greene Halleck; William H. Winship in regard to Malden Historical Society; Harris Winthrop & Co. concerning The Ancestors of Henry Rogers Winthrop.

1927-1929
Box: 150 Folder : 10 Correspondence 1927-1929. Wilbur, James B.

Scope and Contents Note

Includes correspondence with, and about, Executive Committee member Wilbur. Subjects include Wilbur’s financial legacy to N-YHS, the memorial to him, Wilbur's book about Ira Allen, and various N-YHS management matters, such as the election of George A. Zabriskie as Treasurer, setting up of the bindery, possibility of creating a publicity program, passage of the Educational Bill in the state Assembly, and other matters.

1927-1929
Box: 150 Folder : 11 Correspondence 1927-1929. Wo

Scope and Contents Note

Correspondents include Geneva Viola Wolcott, Arthur King Wood, and M. Lloyd Woolsey.

1927-1929
Box: 150 Folder : 12 Correspondence 1927-1929. Wr - Wz

Scope and Contents Note

Correspondents include Rose Harrison of Aviation Radio Station regarding a radio broadcast by William Calver about historical excavations; Wyoming Historical & Geological Society, especially J.P. Boyd of the Susquehanna Settlement Papers.

1927-1929
Box: 150 Folder : 13 Correspondence 1927-1929. Y - Z

Scope and Contents Note

Correspondents include Yale University (Library, Press, School of Fine Arts, etc.); Washington Irving High School; and Oscar Zeigler in regard to his recital of American music with Crystal Waters.

1927-1929
Box: 150 Folder : 14 Correspondence 1927-1929. Zabriskie, George A.

Scope and Contents Note

Correspondence consists of exchanges between Treasurer George A. Zabriskie and Librarian A.J. Wall pertaining to matters such as mortgages and investments; checks cut to staff and others; educational activities; and Zabriskie’s donation for bindery equipment.

1927-1929
Box: 151 Folder : 1 Correspondence 1930-1932. Ab - Am

Scope and Contents Note

Includes casement curtains orders for Society; lectures; ownership (by John Barker Church) of pistols used at the Hamilton-Burr Duel; letter in regard to Washington's inauguration on April 30th, 1789 and the men that stood with him at the inauguration as depicted in the picture, First in Peace.  Correspondents: Maria Millage Abbott, John Howard Abeel, Carlo Adamo (painting restorer), Cornelius R. Agnew, Ellen C. Ahern, B. Altman & Co., Allied Arts Guild of California, Leon S. Altmayer, Bank of New York.

1930-1932
Box: 151 Folder : 2-3 Correspondence 1930-1932. American A - American Y (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Majority consists of American Antiquarian Society and the American Association of Museums (in regard to Handbook of American Museums). Includes presentation of N-YHS's Gold medal to Dr. Wilberforce Eames; exchanges of issues of various historical publications with other associations (such as American Historical Association); tentative forms for college and reference library statistics (American Library Association). Correspondents: American Numismatic Society, American Agriculturist, American Federation of Arts, American Friends of Lafayette, Fire Alarm Service Report, American Historical Society, and the American Scenic and Historic Preservation Society.

1930-1932
Box: 151 Folder : 4 Correspondence 1930-1932. An - Ay

Scope and Contents Note

Majority consists of exchanges between N-YHS and antique magazines including The Antiquarian, Antiques. Includes quotes for equipment purchases; petition to Governor Franklin Roosevelt to save the Hudson Highlands; Chautaugua County Historial Society in regard to Jamestown, NY centennial (1827-1927).  Correspondents: Anglo-American Records Foundation, Joseph M. Andreini, D. Appleton & Company, Art Metal Construction Company, Art News, and The Pennsylvania Railroad in regard to employee history.

1930-1932
Box: 151 Folder : 5 Correspondence 1930-1932. Bab - Ban

Scope and Contents Note

Includes Biltmore Hotel letterhead; Tarrytown Historical Society requesting some of the N-YHS's John Andre treasures (loan not granted due to value of objects); and a list of military uniforms from various years between 1765-1794, purchased from Francis Bannerman Sons. Of note is documentation pertaining to the Estate of Bartow Van Voorhis, who bequeathed his Dutch Botony and Bible to the Society.  Correspondents: Marie Babcock, Bachrach (photographers), Charles Baird, bookdealers The Baker & Taylor Co., and Bankers Trust Company.

1930-1932
Box: 151 Folder : 6 Correspondence 1930-1932. Bank of New York and Trust Company

Scope and Contents Note

Consists of financial records such as mortgage certificates, interest due on bonds, insurance policies, and securities; early etching showing the Merchants Coffee House in 1784 on Wall street (it became an "exchange" for the prominent merchants of the city, and eventually became the Bank of New York).

1930-1932
Box: 151 Folder : 7 Correspondence 1930-1932. Bar - Bay

Scope and Contents Note

Includes the acquisition of a John Paul Jones sword from James Barnes; acquiring a painting depicting Glasses in China for the trade card collection.  Correspondents: Barkman Lumber Co., Frank N. Bass, Harrison National Bank in regard to employee history, Oscar T. Barck, Jr., Barter, Maxwell, & Co. (booksellers), Bausch & Lomb Optical Co, and Society of Arts and Letters.

1930-1932
Box: 151 Folder : 8 Correspondence 1930-1932. Be

Scope and Contents Note

Includes documentation about the acquisition of portrait of Captain Hevlyn D. Benson; miniature of Emeline Benson; letter from genealogist that enquires after possible exchanges with another genealogist working at the N-YHS during the Depression; letter describing the binding process of torn manuscripts at N-YHS; purchase of 1797 Dunlap diary from Bennett Book Studios; Perry Belmont in regard to Baron Von Steuben's signature; the purchase of John Rogers groups to add to the N-YHS collection; several referrals from the American Museum of Natural History. Correspondents: Arthur D. Benson (descendant of Dirck Benson); E. Marie Becker; Beseler Lantern Slide Company; Mrs. Louis Bennett; The Beck Engraving Company; Mabel Wolcott.

1930-1932
Box: 152 Folder : 1 Correspondence 1930-1932. Bi - Bl

Scope and Contents Note

Includes letter describing that N-YHS would send out to public schools across America a set of 94 half tone illustrations showing treasures of the Society; requests to reproduce pictures of items owned by the Society; quote for glass show case from Charles F. Biele & Sons Co.; lectures; address delivered by Poultney Bigelow; Honorary Member of the Founder's Night honoring actor Edwin Booth. Correspondents: W. Bisham.

1930-1932
Box: 152 Folder : 2 Correspondence 1930-1932. Bri - Browning

Scope and Contents Note

Includes exchanges between the British Library of Information in regard to the proper referral to George Brydges Rodney; job enquiries at N-YHS; visit to N-YHS by the Boy Rangers of America; acquisition of Mardi Gras poster to the Bella Landauer collection; exchanges with the Bowery Savings Bank with regard to placing surplus funds into three different banks; loan acknowledgements; lectures; acquisition of 21 political cartoons relating to the overthrow by Andrew Jackson of the United States Bank. Subjects: Abbott Egyptian Collection and Baron Von Steuben. Frequent correspondents: The John Carter Brown Library, British Museum (London), The Museums of the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences, B.W. Brown, Mabel A. Brown.

1930-1932
Box: 152 Folder : 3 Correspondence 1930-1932. Bo - Bre

Scope and Contents Note

Includes acknowledgements of gifts to Society. Subjects: John Rogers Group, Boone Family Association, Bicentennial of Washington's Birthday, Yorktown Sesquicentennial celebration, and maps of Kip's Bay farm. Correspondents: Boyce, Hughes, & Farrell (accountants), John G. Booton, The Book Room, and the National Broadcasting Company.

1930-1932
Box: 152 Folder : 4 Correspondence 1930-1932. Brown, Henry Collins

Scope and Contents Note

Henry Collins Brown, founder of the Musuem of the City of New York, and editor of Valentine's Manual. Brown was a historian and lecturer at N-YHS and authored,  New York in the Golden Nineties. Includes letters and postcards exchanged between Brown and A.J.Wall while Brown was overseas in London, and briefly discuss the Great Depression and the many people out of work. Subjects: Opening of museum location at 4 W. 77th Street, Shakespeare's will, and Governor Kieft.

1930-1932
Box: 152 Folder : 5 Correspondence 1930-1932. Bry - Bu

Scope and Contents Note

Includes estimate from Charles Brunner Heating Engineers for work to be done at new location (4 W. 77th Street); acknowledgements of gifts to Society; invitation to the Sixth Annual Meeting of the Business Historical Society. Subjects: Beekman Coach, Burr Family and the Great American Tea Company. Correspondents: Lt. Gen. R.L. Bullard, Dr. Reginal Burbank, Buffalo Historical Society, genealogist Annie Walker Burns, General Robert Lee Bullard.

1930-1932
Box: 152 Folder : 6-7 Correspondence 1930-1932. Ca - Car (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Majority of the first folder includes correspondence between A.J.Wall (Librarian) and James H. Callender ( Yesterdays in Little Old New York) in regard to Alexander Hamilton. Includes referrals to outside institutions such as the National Museum in Washington; invoice from the Frank E. Campbell Funeral Home for funeral of former staff worker James McGahan; exchanges with the University of California in regard to material on communication systems and police. Subjects: Alexander Hamilton, California State Historical Association, early coins in America, French letters in N-YHS, old houses located in northern Manhattan, and Andrew Jackson.  Correspondents: Cadmus Book Shop, University of California Bancroft Library, Henry J. Cadbury, Cape May County Geneaological Society, Camden County Historical Society, Public Archives of Canada, Howard M. Canoune, Sydney H. Carney, Jr., Carnegie Foundation for Advancement of Teaching.

1930-1932
Box: 152 Folder : 8 Correspondence 1930-1932. Cas - Ch

Scope and Contents Note

Includes class visits to museum; orders for flannel; photograph requests; exchanges between A.J.Wall (Librarian) and artist Alex R. Cattley in regard to sending water color drawings of 1812 British soldiers to N-YHS; portrait of Walt Whitman; gifts to Society such as lithographs of several chapels; Chase Bank Collection of Moneys of the World; "Olde Tyme Syngers" concert; series of letters from University of Chicago Oriental Institute in regard to the Edwin Smith Surgical Papyrus. Subjects: Walt Whitman and restoration of Fort Washington. Correspondents: Central Park West and Columbus Avenue Association; Eunice Chambers; Chamber of Commerce of Washington Heights; The University of Chicago Press; Chicago Historical Society; Charity Organization Society (in regard to Edward MaGahan); Chase National Bank.

1930-1932
Box: 153 Folder : 1 Correspondence 1930-1932. Ci - Clo

Scope and Contents Note

Publisher and bookseller Arthur H. Clark Company with regard to the Southwest Historical series, "The Story of the Westward Expansion of Anglo-American into the land of the Hispanix-American, the Indian, and the Buffalo." Subjects: Ambrose L. Jordan, Liverpool creamware bowls, and historic houses of New York State. Correspondents: Citizens Union of the City of New York, Society of the Cincinnati in the State of New York, William Clowes & Sons, Ltd. (printers/ military publishers), Mary Bosworth Clarke, Robert L. Clarkson, Esq., Azalea Clizbee.

1930-1932
Box: 153 Folder : 2 Correspondence 1930-1932. Clements Library (University of Michigan)

Scope and Contents Note

Consists of exchanges between Dr. Randolph G. Adams (Director of the Clements Library) and Librarian A.J.Wall about the Sir Henry Clinton Narrative; Adams' election as Associate Member of the Society; Henry Hamilton journal; Treaty of Peace and  The Evacuation of the City of New York written by Wall for a history of the State of New York (edited by Alexander Flick). Subjects: Trumbull portrait of George Washington.

1930-1932
Box: 153 Folder : 3-4 Correspondence 1930-1932. Coa - Coz (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes invitations to Cold Spring Harbor Village Improvement Society dedication ceremonies of two war memorials; exhibition invitations from other institutions; acknowledgements for acquisitions; requests for photographic prints and photostats; letter from N-YHS Executive Committee to Senator Royal S. Copeland advocating that the churchyard of St. Ann's Church (Bronx, NY) be made a National Shrine. Subjects: John McComb Jr. collection, John Paul Jones, Sesqui-Centennial. Correspondents: The Colophon (quarterly); College Art Association; Helen A. Collingwood; and State Library.

1930-1932
Box: 153 Folder : 5 Correspondence 1930-1932. Columbia University

Scope and Contents Note

Includes exchanges between Society and Columbia University Press in regard to photographs of Governor Stuyvesant for use in the History of the State of New York; also includes exchanges between Teachers College and Society; requests for Columbia students to examine manuscript collections.

1930-1932
Box: 153 Folder : 6 Correspondence 1930-1932. Cr - Cy

Scope and Contents Note

Includes acknowledgement for receipt of a copy of Alphabetical Index to Audubon's Birds of America, 1827-1828, to compliment the N-YHS's collection of Audubon's drawings; quotes for special lighting from Curtis Lighting of New York, Inc. Subjects: Baron Von Steuben, wicker chair from Battleship "Maine" sunk in the harbor of Havana, and George Washington.  Correspondents: Captain Charles Curie; Cusack House (hotel).

1930-1932
Box: 153 Folder : 7 Correspondence 1930-1932. Da

Scope and Contents Note

Includes exchanges between Dartmouth College in regard to Rogers Groups; fence rails split by Nicholas Boyce (1842) donated to Society; requests for photographs; referrals to outside institutions. Subject: George Washington. Correspondents: National Society Daughters of the Revolution; Dauber & Pine Bookshops, Inc.

1930-1932
Box: 153 Folder : 8 Correspondence 1930-1932. De - Di

Scope and Contents Note

Includes invoices for orders from Descours, Genthon, & Co.; invitation from the Daughters of the American Revolution to the "Dedication of Tablets," commemorating five American Patriots in the New Bowery Cemetery. Correspondents: Detroit Institute of Arts; Society of Colonial Wars; Public Archives Commission of Delaware; Niagara Falls Power Company.

1930-1932
Box: 153 Folder : 9 Correspondence 1930-1932. Do - Dy

Scope and Contents Note

Includes exchanges with Robert E. Dowling, Esq., in regard to building maintenance (pointing) and the Society's 4 West 77th Street building; the will of Samuel Fraunces; query about Andrew Jackson button; relief funds solicited from Executive Committee for the support of family of late employee James F. McGahan; address by Captain Walter A. Dumas on the New Windsor encampment. Subjects: Rogers Groups. Correspondents: John J. Dolan; Dutchess County Historical Society; Duke University Library.

1930-1932
Box: 154 Folder : 1 Correspondence 1930-1932. E

Scope and Contents Note

Receipt of photos of the Eastern Steamships Lines, Inc. ships (Acadia, J.T. Morse, and Robert E. Lee); presentation of gold medal to Wilberforce Eames for achievement in history; invoices from (manufacturers of fine writing papers) Eaton, Crane & Pike Company; collection of steamboat pictures; acknowledgements of donations; exchanges with (and payments to) the Emergency Unemployment Relief Committee and Block Community organization to assist unemployed individuals during the Depression. Subjects: George Washington, Benedict Arnold. Correspondents: Eastman Kodak Company; Wilberforce Eames; Educational Thrift Service; George S. Eddy; Electrical Survey Co.; Elwin M. Eldredge; Electric Meter Corporation.

1930-1932
Box: 154 Folder : 2 Correspondence 1930-1932. Fa - Fi

Scope and Contents Note

Includes quotes from caterers J. Fantozzi & Co.; acquisition of Four Generations of Cunninghams (Waddell Cunningham); the purchase of various volumes of Daily Times of San Francisco in 1859; exchanges of bookplates; lectures; frequent exchanges between A.J.Wall (Librarian) and historian D. Havelock Fisher. Subjects: Albert Gallatin.  Correspondents: H.T.Farrar; Fairfield Historical Library; Famous Speakers, Inc. (for lectures); publisher Fascimile Text Society of Columbia University; Federation Settlement; Hamilton Fish, Jr.; John C. Fitzpatrick (lecturer on George Washington); Fisk University Library; and The Fifth Avenue Bank of New York.

1930-1932
Box: 154 Folder : 3 Correspondence 1930-1932. Fairchild, Charles S. (Mrs.)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes exchanges with Mrs. Charles S. Fairchild in regard to the loan of several pieces of silver; Van der Kemp letters to Governor De Witt Clinton; telegrams announcing her death (May 1931). Subjects: Grover Cleveland and Governor Seymour.

1930-1932
Box: 154 Folder : 4 Correspondence 1930-1932. Field Exploration Committee

Scope and Contents Note

Primarily includes exchanges between A.J.Wall (N-YHS Librarian) and William L. Calver; translation of letter from German into English in regard to Hessian regiments during the Revolution; Calver's schedule with the Committee; reports. Subjects: Early military buttons in America and anniversary of first inauguration.

1916-1932
Box: 154 Folder : 5 Correspondence 1930-1932. Fl - Fo

Scope and Contents Note

Subjects: Hell Gate and Grover Cleveland. Correspondents: George Allston Flagg; United States Dept. of the Interior Yorktown, VA; Florida Archaeological Society; Hugh M. Flick.

1930-1932
Box: 154 Folder : 6 Correspondence 1930-1932. Foreign (except Great Britain)

Scope and Contents Note

Mainly consists of letters written in German which A.J.Wall (N-YHS librarian) translated in regard to appraisal requests; referrals to outside institutions; requests for prints of New York streets from 1830-1840; also includes correspondence written in French from various French institutions. Subjects: Egyptian Old Kingdom reliefs. Correspondents: Deutsche Bank und Disconto-Gesellschaft; Der Propylaen-Verlag; Spanish-American Club; Consulate General of the Netherlands; Fondation Egyptologique Reine Elisabeth; Egypt Exploration Society.

1930-1932
Box: 154 Folder : 7 Correspondence 1930-1932. Fr - Fu

Scope and Contents Note

Includes series of letters in regard to the building of a public swimming pool adjoining the Friends Meeting House in Flushing, NY, and efforts by the First Congregational Church to oppose the construction (license to construct the pool was denied by the City of New York); series of letters exchanged between A.J.Wall (Librarian) and Librarian Ethelwyn Manning (Frick Art Reference Library). Subjects: Beekman portraits, Pierrepont's portrait of Washington by Gilbert Stuart, George Washington's role in Yonkers during Revolutionary War. Correspondents: Genealogist Josephine C. Frost; Industrial Machine Co.; Society of Friends; International Benjamin Franklin Society.

1930-1932
Box: 154 Folder : 8 Correspondence 1930-1932. Ga - Gi

Scope and Contents Note

Majority of correspondence concerns R. Horace Gallatin and the Gallatin papers: the re-election of R. Horace Gallatin as Third Vice-President of the Society; several letters pertain to granting permission from Gallatin family for researchers to examine portions of the Gallatin Papers and Voltaire Papers contained within; resolution making St. Ann's Church graveyard a National Shrine to Mrs. Gallatin; also includes lectures; and exchanges with the Georgia Historical Society. Subjects: Aaron Burr, George Washington portrait by Peale, and the New York Custom House. Correspondents: Gane Brothers & Co. of New York (bookbinders' supplies); New York University; General Education Board; Georgia Historical Society Library; The Genealogical Guild; publishers Ginn and Company; Harrold E. Gillingham.

1930-1932
Box: 155 Folder : 1 Correspondence 1930-1932. Gl - Gy

Scope and Contents Note

Includes series of letters between A.J. Wall (Librarian) and Director of the Department of Education (Colonial Williamsburg) T.R. Goodwin in regard to historical documents, illustrations, and photographs for the restoration of Colonial Williamsburg; Goodwin engaged the architecture firm of Perry, Shaw and Hepburn; presentation of gold medal to Wilberforce Eames. Subjects: William Cullen Bryant; Yorktown Sesquicentennial Association. Correspondents: Charles I. Glicksberg; Goodspeed's Book Shop.

1930-1932
Box: 155 Folder : 2 Correspondence 1930-1932. Haa - Hal

Scope and Contents Note

Includes series of letters from the Westchester County Historical Society in regard to George Washington's time in White Plains during the Revolution. Subjects: General Marquis de Lafayette, bookplates in Landauer collection, George Washington, Purdy-Ferris house, "Teatown." Correspondents: Richard T.H. Halsey; G.J.Hall Bookseller; Westchester County Historical Society.

1930-1932
Box: 155 Folder : 3-4 Correspondence 1930-1932. Ham - Haz (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes the election of Cardinal Hayes as associate member of Society; series of letters between A.J.Wall (N-YHS Librarian) and Alfred C. Potter (Harvard College Librarian) with regard to a book purchased by N-YHS from Schulte's Book store, Set of Plans and Forts in America Reduced from Actual Surveys, which had been stolen from Harvard Library; lecture programs. Subjects: Oakes Smith collection, Ignaz Anton Pilat, Governor Henry Hamilton, Washington Bicentennial Commission, Gulian C. Verplanck, Alexander Hamilton, mortgage policies.  Correspondents: Cardinal Hayes; Germanic Museum (Harvard); Harvard University; Hamburg-American Line; (map engravers, printers, and publishers) C.S.Hammon & Company; historian Alvin F. Harlow; State Library and Museum (Pennsylvania); New York Life Insurance Co.

1930-1932
Box: 155 Folder : 5 Correspondence 1930-1932. He

Scope and Contents Note

Includes referrals to outside institutions; invoice for cardboard order from (vendor) C.B.Hewitt & Brothers; majority of letters are between A.J.Wall and Erskine Hewitt, Esq.; also includes acknowledgement of the presentation of a copy of the "History of the Organization and Work of the National Society, Daughters of the Revolution." Subjects: George Washington Bicentennial celebration. Correspondents: Hendrix College.

1930-1932
Box: 155 Folder : 6 Correspondence 1930-1932. Heartman, Charles F.

Scope and Contents Note

Correspondence between A.J. Wall (N-YHS Librarian) and bookseller/auctioneer Charles F. Heartman discussing the purchase of Supreme Court minutes, diaries, Rodney Letter Books, Mills and Hicks Register for 1775, newspapers, and gazettes.

1930-1932
Box: 156 Folder : 1 Correspondence 1930-1932. Hi - Ho

Scope and Contents Note

Includes solicitations to Society to purchase items of historic value; publications and leaflets sent from outside institutions, such as the The Hispanic Society of America; several letters in regard to lectures. Subjects: Hinckley Family, George Washington, Governor DeWitt Clinton. Correspondents: Gallery of P. Jackson Higgs; Historical Publication Society; Holland American Line; Honeywood Press (publishers of historical data relating to northeastern New York); Howard University; Hoffmann Machinery & Engraving Co.

1930-1932
Box: 156 Folder : 2 Correspondence 1930-1932. Hoffman, Samuel Verplanck

Scope and Contents Note

Consists of letters from A.J.Wall (N-YHS Librarian) to Samuel V. Hoffman informing him of the outstanding bills for books (French and Indian and Van Cleve diaries) ordered from several publishers: The Baker & Taylor Co., Charles Heartman, Cadmus Book Shop, Dauber & Pine Bookshops.

1930-1932
Box: 156 Folder : 3 Correspondence 1930-1932. Hotchkiss, Thomas W. (re Bella Landauer)

Scope and Contents Note

Consists of exchanges between editor Hotchkiss and A.J.Wall (N-YHS Librarian) in regard to Hotchkiss arranging, cataloging, and filing trade and business cards in the Bella Landauer collection over several months at the N-YHS. The letters reflect the time and expenses spent, in particular, the issue of Hotchkiss insisiting that he had not been compensated for some of the work he did.

1930-1932
Box: 156 Folder : 4 Correspondence 1930-1932. Hu - Hy

Scope and Contents Note

Includes exchanges between the Hudson River Day Line and N-YHS in regard to the disposition of old paintings of steamboats. Subjects: Robert F. Livingston and DeWitt Clinton. Correspondents: Paris Chancery Portrait Committee; James H. Hyde; Charles Bulkley Hubbell.

1930-1932
Box: 156 Folder : 5 Correspondence 1930-1932. Huntington

Scope and Contents Note

Bulk consists of exchanges between A.J.Wall (N-YHS Librarian) and librarian Leslie M. Bliss, including N-YHS proceedings, photostat requests, copies of books, acknowledgement of receipt of the Church Americana Catalogue from the Huntington Library; genealogical queries; also includes correspondence between A.J.Wall and Archer Huntington with regard to John Knickerbacker, Jr. Subjects: Horatio Seymour.

1930-1932
Box: 156 Folder : 6 Correspondence 1930-1932. IB - IT

Scope and Contents Note

Includes acknowledgements of acquisitions to N-YHS and fire insurance invoices for N-YHS. Subject: Edwin Forbes. Correspondents: Hannah Collins Isham; Frederick B. Thomason Insurance; Institute of American Genealogy; Illinois State Historical Library.

1930-1932
Box: 156 Folder : 7 Correspondence 1930-1932. Ives, C.W.

Scope and Contents Note

Consists of exchanges between A.J.Wall (N-YHS Librarian) and C.W.Ives in regard to N-YHS's interest in securing volumes of newspapers before 1875; various items for sale as offered by Ives and receipts for payment for items sold to Society.

1930-1932
Box: 156 Folder : 8 Correspondence 1930-1932. J

Scope and Contents Note

Includes memos to Peter A. Juley (photographer) for requests for negatives and prints from the collections; requests to purchase items to add to the Society's collections; receipts for payment to Library of Congress Division of Manuscripts for fee for maintaining the annual bibliography, Writings on American History. Subjects: Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr, Marquis de Lafayette.  Correspondents: Long Island University; C.K.Johnson; Milbank Johnson; Institute of Jamaica.

1930-1932
Box: 156 Folder : 9 Correspondence 1930-1932. Jaffe, Arthur

Scope and Contents Note

Consists of letters exchanged between A.J. Wall (N-YHS Librarian) and Jaffe (Metropolitan Museum of Art) in regard to photos taken of the Jefferson bust to be sent to Max Farrand of the Huntington Library; other requests such as photo reproductions.

1930-1932
Box: 157 Folder : 1 Correspondence 1930-1932. Ka - Ki

Scope and Contents Note

Includes acknowledgements of presentations of items to the Society; the wills of Robert R. Randall and Thomas Randall; thank you note from a young student; estimates for repairs, cleanings, and painting in N-YHS from (Builders-engineers) William V. Kiehnle. Correspondents: Edwin P. Kilroe; Charles H. Kip.

1930-1932
Box: 157 Folder : 2 Correspondence 1930-1932. Kl - Ky

Scope and Contents Note

Includes presentation to N-YHS of painting of old volunteer fire engine No. 21 by artist William Drew (foreman) in 1846 from W.G. Kurau. Subjects: Grant's Tomb.

1930-1932
Box: 157 Folder : 3 Correspondence 1930-1932. La - Le

Scope and Contents Note

Includes bookplates forwarded to the library by Bella Landauer; donations to the Society; lectures. Correspondents: Lewis Historical Publishing Company and The Pennsylvania Railroad.

1930-1932
Box: 157 Folder : 4 Correspondence 1930-1932. Landauer, Bella C.

Scope and Contents Note

Discusses the Landauer bookplate collection, Smith plates and costs associated with the Smith collection; preparations for the bookplate exhibition, receipt of Landauer's books, Chalking the Hat and  Some Early Vermont Invitations; several postcards sent to the N-YHS library. Several letters discuss the trade card collection and finding someone to arrange that collection.

1930-1932
Box: 157 Folder : 5 Correspondence 1930-1932. Lh - Li

Scope and Contents Note

Includes estimates for museum cases; exchanges between A.J. Wall and the Library of Congress Chief of Division of Maps and Division of Accessions with regard to annual reports, copies of materials, and photostat requests. Subjects: Greenwood Cemetery, Bicentennial Celebration, Samuel Latham Mitchell Barlow, and Mount Vernon. Correspondents: J.J.Little & Ives Co., The Abraham Lincoln Association, Hobbies Magazine, Library Company of Philadelphia.

1930-1932
Box: 157 Folder : 6 Correspondence 1930-1932. Lo - Ly

Scope and Contents Note

Includes request for use of the N-YHS auditorium for school librarians from Long Island and northern New York; acknowledgement of donations to collections; representation by member W. Gedney Beatty at the Anglo-American Conference of Historians (London); acknowledgement and thanks given to DeWitt Lockman for the purchase of an exhibition case for the Jefferson bust by Houdon. Subject: Jenny Lind, Admiral Lord Rodney. Correspondents: W.H. Lowdermilk & Company, Institute of Historical Research (University of London), House of Commons Library (London), and London Library.

1930-1932
Box: 157 Folder : 7 Correspondence 1930-1932. Portraits by DeWitt M. Lockman

Scope and Contents Note

Consists of exchanges between distinguished Americans asked to sit for portraits to be painted by DeWitt Lockman; among those on the list are the Hon. Calvin Coolidge, Cardinal Hayes, General Pershing, Franklin D. Roosevelt, John D. Rockefeller Jr., Charles Lindbergh, and Wilberforce Eames. Portraits were to be exhibited at the Society once completed. Of note are letters signed by Governor Roosevelt to make arrangements for Roosevelt to sit for the portrait prior to and following his election and inauguration as Governor (original 3 letters signed by Roosevelt are with Notable correspondence in Box 66 F 14); several exchanges discuss Calvin Coolidge sitting for his portrait (2 letters are signed by Coolidge), including a typed memo of an interview conducted by Wall and Lockman with Coolidge at the Vanderbilt Hotel.

1930-1933
Box: 158 Folder : 1 Correspondence 1930-1932. Maa - Mal

Scope and Contents Note

Includes estimate from R.H. Macy & Co. in regard to casement curtains; several requests for the proceedings of the unveiling of the portrait of Wilberforce Eames and the Society conferring him the Gold medal; acquisition of photo of Edgar Allan Poe. Subjects:Tammany Hall, Edgar Allan Poe Correspondents: Majestic Book Shop; Maryland Historical Society; Utica Conservatory of Music; Katherine E. Mairs; Thomas O. Mabbott.

1930-1932
Box: 158 Folder : 2 Correspondence 1930-1932. Mc - Mac

Scope and Contents Note

Includes requests for permission from advertising companies; acknowledgements of donations; letter from descendant of William Holmes McGuffey (wrote the first widely used series of textbooks) with regard to the purchase of McGuffey Readers; letter acknowledging the death of John E. Stillwell; requests from K. McGahan seeking work at the N-YHS during the Depression; acknowledgement of presentation to N-YHS of Aaron Burr's desk used by John E. Stillwell from 1875-1930. Subjects: Edwin Smith Papyrus Papers and Aaron Burr Correspondents include The H.K.McCann Company; Harrison A.H.McNear; McKenzie Engraving Co.; and Katherine McGahan.

1930-1932
Box: 158 Folder : 3 Correspondence 1930-1932. McMurtrie, Douglas C.

Scope and Contents Note

Correspondence between McMurtrie, typeface designer and bibliographer of printing, and A.J.Wall (N-YHS Librarian), in regard to reference requests for bibliographies McMurtrie was working on. Includes N-YHS receipt of McMurtrie's books and brochures, ( Early Printing in Wisconsin, and  Early Printing in Milwaukee).

1930-1932
Box: 158 Folder : 4 Correspondence 1930-1932. Mam - Maz

Scope and Contents Note

Subjects: Henry Clay, George Washington Bicentennial, flags during the American Revolution. Correspondents: Marble & Shattuck Chair Co., and Powell & Marks Insurance.

1930-1932
Box: 158 Folder : 5 Correspondence 1930-1932. Massachusetts Historical Society

Scope and Contents Note

Series of exchanges between various staff members such as Librarian Julius Tuttle, and A.J.Wall (N-YHS Librarian); includes step-by-step methods for silking manuscripts in use by the Massachusetts Historical Society; Subject: Americana series

1930-1932
Box: 158 Folder : 6 Correspondence 1930-1932. Mea - Mi

Scope and Contents Note

Includes volumes of stenographic notes on "many of the debates between Lincoln and Douglas made by James B. Sheridan, secretary for Stephen A. Douglas"; order and receipts to the Medallic Art Company for gold medal presented to Wilberforce Eames. Subjects: Horatio Seymour, Stephen A. Douglas, Wilberforce Eames. Correspondents include the Michigan Historical Commission; New England Quarterly; University of Michigan; Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection & Insurance Company; The Chattanooga News.

1930-1932
Box: 158 Folder : 7 Correspondence 1930-1932. Metropolitan Museum of Art

Scope and Contents Note

Includes acknowledgements of items loaned by the Metropolitan Museum for reproduction by the N-YHS; print requests of paintings owned by the N-YHS by The Metropolitan; receipt of two volumes of Edwin Smith Surgical Papyrus by The Metropolitan. Correspondents include Alice Fenton, Ludlow Bull (curator), William Clifford (Librarian), and Herbert E. Winlock (Director).

1930-1932
Box: 158 Folder : 8 Correspondence 1930-1932. Mo

Scope and Contents Note

Includes clipping in regard to the possibility of the removal of the sub-treasury building where Washington was inaugurated President; series of letters exchanged between Clyde Potts, Mayor of Morristown, NJ in regard to acknowledgement of the receipt of a copy of the address by Emory McClintock on Topography of Washington's Camp of 1780 and its Neighborhood, delivered before the Washington Association of NJ in 1894 and a letter to create a park to preserve Washington's encampment at Morristown, NJ (1779-1780). Subjects: Revolvers made in Patterson, NJ between 1836 and 1841, Baring Papers within Rufus King collection.  Correspondents: Monmouth County Historical Association.

1930-1932
Box: 158 Folder : 9 Correspondence 1930-1932. Morgan, John Hill

Scope and Contents Note

Correspondence between art collector and scholar John Hill Morgan and A.J.Wall (N-YHS Librarian) in regard to Morgan's article on John Ramage and receipt of galley proofs and discussions of corrections to the Ramage article (contains considerable marginalia); authenticity of a plaster cast of George Washington.

1930-1932
Box: 159 Folder : 1 Correspondence 1930-1932. Mr - My

Scope and Contents Note

Bulk consists of correspondence between William D. Murphy and A.J.Wall such as Murphy's appointment as Fourth Vice President (1930-1935) of the N-YHS following the death of John Stillwell; completing the Jefferson bust for the State of Virginia; relief funds for the support of family of late employee James F. McGahan; also includes letters to patrons in regard to sending the Edwin Smith Surgical Papyrus books. Subjects: Dunlap diaries. Correspondents: Westchester Title & Trust Company; William D. Murphy; The Museum Shop (antiques and old prints); Museum of the American Indian.

1930-1932
Box: 159 Folder : 2-3 Correspondence 1930-1932. Na - Ne (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes correspondence with the New York Steam Corporation in regard to the installation of a steam feeder main along 71st and Central Park West (declined due to cost); loan of a ship model made by Orlando B. Merrill for the Tercentenary (tricentennial) celebration of Massachusetts; letter describing the founding and history of the Naval History Society prior to being turned over to the N-YHS in 1925; arrangement for a group of children to visit the Society. Subjects: Robert E. Lee. Correspondents: New Jersey State Library; New York Academy of Sciences; Waddy B. Wood; National Geographic Society.

1930-1932
Box: 159 Folder : 4 Correspondence 1930-1932. New Hampshire - New York City

Scope and Contents Note

Acquisition of duplicates of newspapers ( New Hampshire Gazette, Portsmouth, Signs of the Times, Portsmouth); newly elected Society member Otis Hammond (Librarian of the New Hampshire Historical Society); several letters discuss the proposal for new building for the New Jersey Historical Society and whether to secure a resident janitor; the unveiling of a monument in memory of Gouverneur Morris in St. Ann's Church; N-YHS utilities; employer's pay roll summary listing positions; real estate document of tax exempt status of Society; certificate of electrical inspection; electric wiring certificate from New York Board of Fire Underwriters.  Correspondents: New Hampshire Historical Society; French Church du Saint-Esprit; Edward Charles Russell (Rector of St. Ann's Church); City of New York.

1930-1932
Box: 159 Folder : 5 Correspondence 1930-1932. New York City. Colleges and Schools

Scope and Contents Note

Includes request by New York University to N-YHS to distribute circulars announcing special courses; receipts for books sent to New York Training School for Teachers; invitation for A.J.Wall (N-YHS Librarian) to attend a meeting of teachers to present "the opportunities for service which (N-YHS) offers," held at the American Museum of Natural History; several letters from the Civics department at Washington Irving High School discuss the publication of a historical guidebook on places Washington was associated with in preparation for the Washington Bicentennial (requested materials on Washington); letters to various schools in regard to a set of 94 half tone reproductions of portraits, early views, and relics owned by the Society. Subjects: New York University, Washington Irving High School, The College of the City of New York, Public School 78.

1930-1932
Box: 159 Folder : 6 Correspondence 1930-1932. New York City. Newspapers

Scope and Contents Note

Exchanges with newspapers ( New York Times, New York Times Index, The World, New York Evening Post, New York American, The Sun, Current History Magazine, New York World-Telegram) with regard to subscription services, upcoming lectures, reference requests, publicity for exhibitions, general museum publicity; includes the provenance of the Edwin Smith Surgical Papers as described in a letter sent to the  Evening Post. Subjects: chair Washington used to sign the death warrant of Major John Andre and Field Exploration Committee.

1929-1932
Box: 159 Folder : 7 Correspondence 1930-1932. New York Edison - New York Genealogical

Scope and Contents Note

Consists of letters exchanged between the New York Edison Gas Company discuss the kilowatt consumption of the museum and discrepancies in readings (museum's assertions that they were overcharged for gas services and being taxed when they had tax exempt status); includes a financial statement of bills rendered to the N-YHS between July 1931 and March 1932 which summarizes readings, electric demand, and charges; correspondence with The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society in regard to genealogical reference requests, letters of introductions for visiting researchers, and requests for genealogical publications for the Society's library. Subject: Hatfield Family.

1929-1932
Box: 159 Folder : 8 Correspondence 1930-1932. New York Public Library

Scope and Contents Note

Exchanges between the N-YHS Librarian A.J.Wall and various staff members of the New York Public Library in regard to galley proofs of Manhattan maps sent to the Society; setting up of the bindery at the N-YHS; photostat requests. Subjects: Wilberforce Eames, Moore Family, Dictionary of American Biography, Jacob Bailey Moore.

1930-1932
Box: 159 Folder : 9 Correspondence 1930-1932. New York State

Scope and Contents Note

Documents the acquisition of a full dress uniform of the 71st Infantry worn at the time of the Spanish-American War; exchanges between the N-YHS and the Head of the New York State Library in regard to the proper care of records in repositories; discussion of the Capitol fire of 1911 that destroyed many records and the safekeeping practices that were put in place by the State Library following the fire; Several exchanges between A.J.Wall (N-YHS Librarian) and State Historian Alexander Flick (University of the State of New York) in regard to a report made to Governor Roosevelt concerning the publication of the New York State archives; Flick being chosen to speak about Washington at Carnegie Hall in honor of Washington's birthday celebrations; discussions of several chapters written by Flick for the History of the State of New York; list of manuscripts in the N-YHS relating to New York State submitted to Governor Roosevelt. Subjects: Elkanah Watson and Wilberforce Eames. Correspondents: 107th Infantry (New York Army National Guard); New York State Teachers Association; New York State Museum; Chamber of Commerce of the State of New York.

1930-1932
Box: 159 Folder : 10 Correspondence 1930-1932. New York State Historical Association

Scope and Contents Note

Exchanges between A.J.Wall (N-YHS Librarian) and State Historican Alexander Flick in regard to the publication of the History of the State of New York; three winning essays of the competition for the New York State Historical Association Benjamin Franklin prize; announcement of the New York State Historical Association's annual meeting for 1932 and related documents; series of letters between the President of the Association and Wall in regard to the creation of a committee to aid Arthur C. Parker prepare a  Manual of Museology Applied to History. Subjects: Baron von Steuben, Washington Bicentennial, and Daniel Claus.  Correspondents: Julian P. Boyd.

1930-1932
Box: 159 Folder : 11 Correspondence 1930-1932. Ni - Ny

Scope and Contents Note

Includes requests for photographs of drawings; invoices for the purchase of books; lectures; N-YHS's inquiry into the origin of "Teatown" (Yorktown, Westchester County); acquisitions for the library such as the twelve volumes of Rebellion Records about the Civil War; Civil War discharge paper of a soldier. Subjects: George Washington Bicentennial and Thomas Paine cottage.  Correspondents: publisher James Nisbet & Co.; bookseller Martins Nijhoff; Niagara Historical Society; Herbert B. Nichols (The Huguenot and Historical Association); Henry Harmon Noble.

1930-1932
Box: 160 Folder : 1 Correspondence 1930-1932. O

Scope and Contents Note

Includes requests for negatives from photographers who had photographed paintings at the N-YHS (negatives were property of N-YHS); description of the places Marquis de Lafayette visited while in the United States from 1824-1825; series of letters from the Oklahoma Historical Society asking the N-YHS for its current constitution and other matters; invoice for guest lecturer H. Plunkett-Woodgate; acquisition of the oil painting entitled, "The Last of His Race" by T.H. Matteson (shown at the American Art Union Exhibition in 1847). Subjects: Equestrian statue of George III. Correspondents: Oklahoma Historical Society; Open Forum Speakers Bureau; Oregon Historical Society; Edwin W. Orvis; David L. Osborn; Otis Elevator Company.

1930-1932
Box: 160 Folder : 2 Correspondence 1930-1932. Pa

Scope and Contents Note

Includes referrals to outside institutions; letter from the Pan American Union in regard to the first Assembly of the "Instituto Panamericano de geografia y historia"; acknowledgements of receipt of photographic negatives from photographers; list of names provided for brass tablets to be created. Subjects: John Paulding portrait (captor of John Andre). Correspondents: William Barclay Parson; William Lincoln Palmer; The Parker Gallery.

1930-1932
Box: 160 Folder : 3 Correspondence 1930-1932. Pe

Scope and Contents Note

Includes a series of letters with Howland Pell in regard to N-YHS's interest in purchasing the Robert Fulton portrait (N-YHS did not purchase due to price quoted); A.J.Wall (Librarian) acquiring Bruce Rogers bookplates from the Petersham Memorial Library; acquisition of a list of the participants in the State procession on Queen Victoria's Coronation day on June 28, 1838; request to make a replica of the Houdon bust of Jefferson by the Pennsylvania Museum of Art (declined by N-YHS due to fragility of bust); N-YHS sending photostats to various historical societies of the Royal New York Gazette (1780) account of the capture and imprisonment of Governor Henry Hamilton and his party in Williamsburg, Va.; New York University as headquarters of the N-YHS from 1841-1857. Subjects: John E. Hall (editor of American Law Journal), Fulton Trust Company, Sullivan Exhibition of 1779, and John Stoughton.  Correspondents: Pennsylvania Historical Commission; Harry T. Peters (authority on the firm of Currier & Ives American printmaking firm); Pennsylvania Musem of Art.

1930-1932
Box: 160 Folder : 4 Correspondence 1930-1932. Pell, S.H.P.

Scope and Contents Note

Correspondence between A.J.Wall (N-YHS Librarian) and Stephen Hyatt Pell, founder of the Fort Ticonderoga Association, in regard to the Stuyvesant monograph and the loan of Stuyvesant plates from the N-YHS; photostat of Washington letter for the Library of Congress; brief mention of the construction of South Barracks of the Fort Ticonderoga Museum; restoration of Fort Ticonderoga; request for money to compensate William L. Calver for role as Chairman of Field Exploration Committee. Subjects: Founding Committee of the Union Club.

1930-1932
Box: 160 Folder : 5 Correspondence 1930-1932. Pennsylvania Historical Society

Scope and Contents Note

Exchanges between Ernest M. Spofford (Librarian) to A.J.Wall (N-YHS Librarian) in regard to the types of shelving and cases used for manuscripts; Brooks Family record; rules of the N-YHS library such as not allowing the use of ink; request for Peter Stuyvesant print; reference and photostat requests.

1930-1932
Box: 160 Folder : 6 Correspondence 1930-1932. Ph - Pi

Scope and Contents Note

Includes a series of letters to Emma Pickering in regard to the purchase of old newspapers ( New York Mirror, Family Herald, and Albion) from the years 1832-1861; acquisition of the diary of the Rev. John Stanford, and his sermons and reports on the New York state prison, city hospitals, and other institutions; the efforts of the Library of Congress to extensively photograph American records in foreign archives; Alexis de Tocqueville's trip to America with Gusatave de Beaumont 1831-32. Subjects: John Rogers groups, Jerome Napoleon Bonaparte (nephew of Napoleon I), and Edgar Allen Poe.  Correspondents: University of Illinois; rare bookdealer Pierce & Scopes; Mary E. Phillips.

1930-1932
Box: 160 Folder : 7 Correspondence 1930-1932. Pl - Pu

Scope and Contents Note

Exchanges between N-YHS Librarian A.J.Wall and publicity department of Publix Theaters to display a portion of original photographs of 19th century stage stars at the Paramount Theater (permission denied by N-YHS); Fleming miniature of Patrick Henry; photographic negatives of old New York selected by N-YHS loaned to C.F.Pritchard of Willard's (restaurant); letter from Wall in regard to his proposal to the Committee to raise funds to purchase the original letters relating to the Hamilton-Burr duel; preservation of old newspapers at N-YHS. Subjects: Purssell Manufacturing Company, John Jacob Astor. Correspondents: Margaret T. Plunkett; Standard Oil Company.

1930-1932
Box: 160 Folder : 8 Correspondence 1930-1932. Q

Scope and Contents Note

Includes exchanges between N-YHS and the Quivira Society (California) announcing the publication of Volume II of the Quivira Society Publications, which consisted of Father Sigismundo Taraval's manuscript journal of the Indian Uprising in lower California (1734-1737) (translated and edited by Marguerite Eyer Wilbur). Subjects: Rogers' Rangers. Correspondents: The Queen's Rangers; Queen's University (Ontario); Queens Public Library.

1930-1932
Box: 160 Folder : 9 Correspondence 1930-1932. Ra - Re

Scope and Contents Note

Includes financial items such as a stopped check and insurance claim with Railway Express Co. in regard to a broken figure of Rogers group of statuary shipped to the N-YHS; request for bulletins on transportation from the Railway and Locomotive Historical Society; copyright regarding a map by Josef Elixio de la Fuente (1768); Horatio Seymour and brief note on his investment in the Fox River Canal in Appleton and his other investments in Appleton, Wisconsin; circular of information about the Society and its collections sent to The Lincoln School in preparation of a book to aid students and teachers. Of note are a series of letters exchanged between the N-YHS and Helen Reynolds in regard to an article entitled, Dutchess County Gives the State a Governor, and materials about Jacobus Roosevelt (Great-Grandfather of Governor Franklin Roosevelt). Subjects: Walter Franklin mansion occupied by President Washington in New York City from 1789-1790, Wilberforce Eames, Teddy Roosevelt, Libby Castle, Demotic materials.   Correspondents: Mark Rafalsky & Company; Col. Charles D. Randolph; Robert Ranson; Regimental Museum; Helen W. Reynolds.

Box: 160 Folder : 10 Correspondence 1930-1932. Rh - Ri

Scope and Contents Note

Includes information on upcoming lectures; model of the steamship Bristol in connection with an exhibition at the Society; French Neptune (atlas), Le NeptuneFrançois ou Recueil des Cartes Marines levées et gravées par ordre du roy, with 29 charts of the coast from Norway to Gibraltar (published in 1693) under the supervision of the appointed Royal Geographer Alexis-Hubert Jaillot; series of letters between William H. Richardson and A.J.Wall (N-YHS Librarian) in regard to the existence of John Mercereu's "Flying Machine" from Powles Hook to Philadelphia (1783); acquisition of a map of Green-wood cemetery dated 1865; Demotic papyri; installation of four-panel solid metal clad fireproof door at N-YHS. Subjects: De Witt Clinton portrait. Correspondents: Rhodes House Library (Oxford); Rhode Island Historical Society; William H. Richardson; F.B.Richards (New York State Historical Association).

Box: 161 Folder : 1-2 Correspondence 1930-1932. Ro (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes acquisition of the flag of the 37th Regiment New York National Guard; series of letters in regard to property owned by N-YHS at 4 West 77th street; requesting funding from John D. Rockefeller, Jr. for the purchase of the "Stuart-Bute" papers from Charles F. Heartman (the papers expressed the British point of view during the Revolutionary War); lecture on the subject, "The Amazing Iroquois"; letter from John Weekes to Rockefeller in regard to the gift to the City of New York of the historical tract of land which would compose the Fort Tyron Park; invitation to the unveiling of monument to commemorate the assignation of Major General Benedict Arnold and Major John Lewis Andre on September 21st, 1780 to plot the surrender of West Point to the British. Subjects: History of the State of New York (written by A.J.Wall, N-YHS Librarian), Washington Bicentennial, John Pintard, Yorktown sesquicentennial of surrender of Cornwallis exhibition. Correspondents: Robson & Howgate Booksellers; Railway Express Agency; lithographers Rogers-Kellogg-Stillson; historian Edward R. Foreman; book dealer Rosenbach Company; William Walker Rockwell; Rochester Municipal Museum; Roerich Museum.

1930-1932
Box: 161 Folder : 3 Correspondence 1930-1932. Ru - Ry

Scope and Contents Note

Includes request for permission to make a miniature portrait of the George Washington bust by Houdon for the bicentennial exhibition; photostat requests, quotations for exhibition cases from A.N. Russell & Sons. Correspondents: Rutgers University Library, Mary A. Rushton.

1930-1932
Box: 161 Folder : 4-5 Correspondence 1930-1932. Sa - Sc (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes acknowledgement of letter sent by George Washington to General George Clinton (1777); letter in regard to the preservation and safeguarding of manuscript sources of national and local history; receipt of North End and West Side of the City of New York; Trinity Cemetery (153rd Street and Broadway) inscriptions; invitation to the Third Annual Silver Pilgrimage Tea by the Woman's Auxiliary of St. Paul's Church and the second Descendants' Day Service at St. Paul's Church; series of letters in regard to a Rogers Group "Challenging the Union Vote," damaged in transit to the Society; gift of Robert Schell portrait and fireman's certificate issued to Schell; State of New York acquiring portion of the land to preserve the battlefield and properties in vicinity of Schuylerville. Subjects: Abraham M. Walton, Anne Hutchinson, Revolutionary War Societies, Williams Dunlap diary, Currier & Ives prints. Correspondents: Savannah Public Library; Ray C. Sawyer; St. Paul's Church; Eastchester (Mount Vernon, NY); Saint Catherine Press; National Gallery of Scotland; Charles Scribner's Sons.

1930-1932
Box: 161 Folder : 6 Correspondence 1930-1932. Se

Scope and Contents Note

Includes N-YHS inquiring about original diary belonging to John Pintard in correspondence with Kenneth K. Servoss and Mary C. Servoss; Seamen's Church Institute (Marjorie Dent Candee) in regard to exhibition on Society's ship pictures; acquisition of 1797 New York City tavern license containing the signature of Richard Varick; architect Horace Wells Sellers in regard to pedigree of mahogany furniture originally used by Congress in Federal Hall, New York (acquired in 1809); Bessie F. Sears in regard to the possible loan of stereopticon views of New York City (1854-1885) to be exhibited by N-YHS. Correspondents: Harold Seton; attorneys Seymour, Earle, & Nichols; publisher J.M.Seaver; American Historical Genealogical Society; A.B. See Elevator Company.

1930-1932
Box: 161 Folder : 7 Correspondence 1930-1932. Sh - Sl

Scope and Contents Note

Acquisition of death mask of General William Tecumseh Sherman (1820-1891) from his son, Philemon Tecumseh Sherman; copy of Memorial Minute and Resolutions adopted by the N-YHS upon the death of Domestic Corresponding Secretary Thomas T. Sherman; donation of Civil War sword and crepe by William Henry Shelton and other matters. Subjects: Marquis de Lafayette, attorney Emanuel Hertz. Correspondents: William H. Shelton (Attorney);Frederic Fairchild Sherman (publisher); G.W.Sheldon (The National Freight Company); real estate company Sharp & Nassoit, Inc.; professor Wilbur H. Siebert (Ohio State); Emily E.F. Skeel (Mrs. Roswell Skeel Jr.).

1930-1932
Box: 161 Folder : 8 Correspondence 1930-1932. Sm - So

Scope and Contents Note

Includes letter in regard to portrait restorer Julius Lowy who was employed by the N-YHS; acknowledgement of interest in acquiring a brick from the fireplace of De Windt house presented by Major Howland Pell from Rogers D. Small; acquisition of a Squadron A uniform from attorney Abel I. Smith; relief fund for the McGahan family; book plates given by Bruce Rogers from attorney H.M. Smith Jr. to Landauer collection; affidavit form from investigator (Department of Law) Harry E. Smith to be executed by A.J.Wall in regard to original manuscript map made by Ryder (1670). Subjects: Daniel D. Tompkins, Roger Sherman, Rogers group. Correspondents: Violet White Smith; Hiram Smith; Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities; South Dakota State Historical Society; Society of Colonial Wars in the State of New York.

1930-1932
Box: 161 Folder : 9 Correspondence 1930-1932. Sons of the Revolution

Scope and Contents Note

Consists of announcements and events on organization letterhead in regard to application papers to join the organization, annual Flag Day parade and celebrations, announcements about excursions to Revolutionary war sites and military headquarters, the Washington bicentennial, and other matters. Several letters are between President John A. Weekes and Treasurer George Zabriskie (both members of the organization) and A.J.Wall.

1930-1932
Box: 162 Folder : 1-2 Correspondence 1930-1932. Sp - Ste (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes letters exchanged between N-YHS and E.J. Bosworth in regard to John Paulding portrait; frequent exchanges between literary agents B.F. Stevens & Brown with regard to publications ordered by the Society; completion of life sketch of John Austin Stevens (Sons of the Revolution founder) by A.J.Wall for the Dictionary of American Biography.   Correspondents: Spirit of Missions; Otto Spengler; John Spargo (Bennington Historical Museum); State Historical Society; Staten Island Institute of Arts & Sciences.

1930-1932
Box: 162 Folder : 3 Correspondence 1930-1932. Sti - Sy

Scope and Contents Note

Includes Memorial Minutes and resolution upon the death of John E. Stillwell and portion of Stillwell's will stipulating the publication of volume 5 of Stillwell's Historical and Genealogical General Miscellany; acquisition of Edmund Wilcox bookplates for Landauer collection; acquisition of the Joseph Hamilton Stone Collection of Southern Newspapers from Albert G. Stone; donation of gas burner appurtenances intended to "keep the smoke from the gas discoloring the ceilings". Subjects: Blizzard of 1888. Correspondents: Margaret Bingham Stillwell; bookseller Harry Stone; attorney J.G. Phelps Stokes; Strathmore Paper Company; Warner Bros.Theatres.

1930-1932
Box: 162 Folder : 4-5 Correspondence 1930-1932. Ta - Ti (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Request for information from attorneys Taylor, Blanc, Capron & Marsh for how a bequest to the society could be made; financial quotes for envelopes from Tension Envelope Company. Subjects: Co-operative Dress Association of 1881. Correspondents: attorney David H. Taylor (Dean, King, Smith & Taylor); I. Tanenbaum Son & Co.; Tavern Topics Press; (lecturer) Princess Te Ata; The Tea and Coffee Trade Journal; William S. Thomas; Alice E. Thompson (Mrs. Charles O.F.Thompson); attorney Albert G. Thorne; Title Guarantee and Trust Company.

1930-1932
Box: 162 Folder : 6 Correspondence 1930-1932. To - Ty

Scope and Contents Note

Subjects: military uniforms during French and Indian War. Correspondents: John Wilson Townsend; Mary Torrance (Mrs. Henry Torrance); The Public Library of Toronto; attorney Howard Townsend; R.P. Tolman (Smithsonian Institution); The Tuttle Company.

1930-1932
Box: 162 Folder : 7 Correspondence 1930-1932. U

Scope and Contents Note

Includes estimates for pointing and cleaning the museum from United Building Cleaners; series of letters between Wall and United States Trust Company of New York in regard to stock shares of the John Watts de Peyster Publication Fund; Radio Broadcasting program memorandum of The United States Flag Association; several reference letters from government entities such as The Army War College and the Department of State; N-YHS requesting patent information for the John Rogers works from the U.S. Patent Office; invitation for Wall to attend the unveiling of a General Bullard portrait by Lockman at West Point Military Academy; forms for the Department of Commerce Bureau of the Census. Subject: Albert Gallatin. Correspondents: United States Catholic Historical Society (Elizabeth P. Herbermann); United States Trust Company of New York; The Union League Club of the City of New York; United States History Association; United States National Museum (Smithsonian); United States Department of the Interior National Park Service.

1930-1932
Box: 162 Folder : 8 Correspondence 1930-1932. V

Scope and Contents Note

Includes letters exchanged between A.J.Wall (Librarian) and Princess Viggo of Denmark (nee Eleanor Margaret Green) for funds to purchase a case to exhibit a ball gown worn at the 1860 Prince of Wales Ball in New York City and other donated items. Subjects: Fernando Wood, Derick Vreeland Bible, revolutionary home of Baron Riedesel (Colle). Correspondents: Library of the University of Virginia; Vermont Historical Society (Margaret Kanaly); Vassar College Library; architects Van Gunten & Van Gunten; Title Guarantee and Trust Company; Alma Van Hoevenberg; Virgina Byrd Committee (John Garland Pollard); First and Merchants National Bank of Richmond.

1930-1932
Box: 163 Folder : 1 Correspondence 1930-1932. Wa

Scope and Contents Note

Includes series of letters exchanged between A.J.Wall (Librarian) and Senator Robert F. Wagner advocating that the St. Ann's Churchyard (Bronx) be made a National Shrine, and other matters; receipt of full dress uniform of the Veteran Corps Artillery from Captain Norman F. Cushman; dedication to Samuel V. Hoffman in No. 8 of Following Abraham Lincoln from Bernhardt Wall; Spengler World War I newspaper collection; invitation from the George Washington Hotel to attend a Washington birthday tea and talk about the Washington and Lafayettes; music selections and arrangment for Steinway piano for "A Program of American Music" concert at the Society. Subjects: Drums used in Revolutionary and Civil War, Major General Kemble Warren (Chief Engineer of the Army of the Potomac), Washington portrait by Peale; diary of William Dunlap.  Correspondents: Emily B. Warren; (Daughters of the American Revolution) Washington Heights Chapter; H.S.Wagner; H.R.Wagner; Helen E. Webster; contractor J.J.Ward; Walton Advertising and Printing Company; Crystal Waters; Stephanie Schehatowitch; Senator J. Mayhew Wainwright; Washington Heights Taxpayers Association.

1930-1932
Box: 163 Folder : 2 Correspondence 1930-1932. Washington Bicentennial Commission

Scope and Contents Note

Correspondence from Congressman Sol Bloom (Associate Director) and other members of the commission in regard to the bicentennial includes presentation of official bronze medal designed by Laura Gardin Fraser; requests for original documentation related to Washington; notices from the commission's publicity department; invitations to events promoting the bicentennial; speakers (including Dixon Ryan Fox) invited to partake of celebrations; invitation for Dorothy Barck to become a member of the City of New York Commission for the bicentennial celebration; George Washington Bicentennial News; request for loans of Peale and Robertson portraits of Washington (not approved due to N-YHS's own exhibition on Washington and the fragile nature of Robertson portrait); New York State Bicentennial Commision Proposed Plan of Celebration which describes the steps taken to enlist various New York agencies, schools, local governements, museums, and other entities to participate in the bicentennial. Subjects: James Miles Hughes, Sharples portrait of Washington; requests for publications, by-laws, annual reports, and other institutional information from the Society. Correspondents: William F. Seals; Mrs. Mary B. Stack; Kenneth M. Murchison; Grover A. Whalen.

1930-1932
Box: 163 Folder : 3-4 Correspondence 1930-1932. Wea - Wel (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes receipt of pamphlet, The Revolutionary War Letters of Captain Roger Welles; information of provenance of John G. Webb cane presented to the society in 1918; naming of the Harlem branch of Young Men's Christian Association; letter to Treasurer Frederick D. Weekes in regard to restoration of Colonial Williamsburg and the importance of preservation of manuscripts, maps, and other records to enable projects like the restoration to proceed; series of letters between Wall and Raphael A. Weed with regard to lecture on Temple Hill, loan of theatrical photographs to Publix Theaters, and other matters; announcement of death of Raphael A. Weed. Subjects: William Gilmore Simms, Norwegian immigration to the United States, Teatown.  Correspondents: Oscar Wegelin; attorney Lemuel A. Welles; Franklin Delano Weekes; book dealer Gabriel Wells; Westchester County Historical Society; Marie Weed; C. Edward Wells; Historical Society of Newburgh Bay and the Highlands.

1930-1932
Box: 163 Folder : 5 Correspondence 1930-1932. Weekes, John A.

Scope and Contents Note

Extensive financial documentation on rent and mortgage payments, as well as securities, taxes, and bequests (Edward Bement, Raphael A. Weed); notices of probate for wills (John Stillwell, Frederic C. Durand) insurance policies and estimates; electric power service; contracts. Also includes preparations for exhibition on Society's ship pictures; re-appointments to the Executive Committee by Weekes; re-election of Weekes as President of the Society; James F. McGahan family relief fund total amount to date; lectures (Poultney Bigelow).

1930-1932
Box: 163 Folder : 6 Correspondence 1930-1932. Wem - Wez

Scope and Contents Note

Consists mainly of correspondence from Westchester County Historical Society (William S. Hadaway & Herbert B. Nichols) with regard to the Aaron Burr Orderly Book of 1779 that Wall contributed to, reference requests, and other matters. Subjects: Albert Gallatin, Martha Washington portrait. Correspondents: James O. Wettereau (NYU); Leonidas Westervelt; Western Reserve Historical Society.

1930-1932
Box: 163 Folder : 7 Correspondence 1930-1932. Wh

Scope and Contents Note

Advertising card of the "Great Flying Machine" and lottery items acquired for Landauer collection. Subjects: Chauncy family, wooden statue of George Washington in possession of the Historical Society of Delaware at Wilmington. Correspondents: Lace (?) Chauncey Wheeler (Mrs. Edwin Wheeler); genealogist Grace Denison Wheeler; Bella Landauer; (C.E.H. Whitlock) antique dealer Whitlock's Book Store; Charles Whelp, publishers James T. White & Co.; (historian) Mrs. Edward P. White; architect B..H. Whinston; Dexter F. White.

1930-1932
Box: 163 Folder : 8-9 Correspondence 1930-1932. Wi (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Series of exchanges between A.J.Wall (Librarian) and Caroline R.Williams in regard to her published work, Gold and Silver Jewelry (book on jewelry); request to send the Edwin Smith Surgical Papers to the library in the Egyptian Department of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and other educational institutions; series of letters with regard to the restoration of Colonial Williamsburg, including a pamphlet submitted to N-YHS entitled  The Proceedings at the Opening of Raleigh Tavern as an Exhibition Building, 1932 (first exhibition building in the restoration of Colonial Williamsburg); acknowledgement of four drawings of the construction of the Croton Aqueduct from John J.L. Houston; medal of the opening of Erie Canal presented to President Garfield gifted by J. Wilbour; issues of "ye Wildbore" (November 1931-May 1932) sent to N-YHS. Subjects: Albert Gallatin Memorial Fund, McGahan Family Relief fund.   Correspondents: (V.M.Geddy, Abbott Ingalls) Colonial Williamsburg; Harry E. Wikoff; (Harold R. Shurtleff) architects Perry, Shaw and Hepburn; (Gabrielle Malinkoff) H.W. Wilson Company; Francis D. Wiener; Wilder's Bookshop; Winchester Historical Society; (camera vendor) Willoughbys; Richard F. Williams; accountants Patterson & Ridgway; Wilson & Stokes Lumber Company; University of Wisconsin; Mrs. William Wilson.

1930-1932
Box: 164 Folder : 1 Correspondence 1930-1932. Wo - Wy

Scope and Contents Note

Acquisition of Durand family items by Nora Durand Woodman including a desk made by John Durand (father of artist Asher B. Durand) and paintings by Asher B. Durand; invitation to attend the 1931 World War I dedication at St. Paul's Church in Hoboken, NJ; guest speaker Lawrence C. Wroth at presentation of gold medal to Wilberforce Eames; acquisition of ankle chains used on prisoners confined on board ship's in Lord Nelson's time from Hunter Wykes. Subject: Butternuts (township in Otsego County, NY). Correspondents: Edith Woolsey; Captain H. Plunket Woodgate (Authors' Club London); book dealer Richard S. Wormser; World Book Company Publishers (Elmer Green); Wyoming Historical and Geological Society.

1930-1932
Box: 164 Folder : 2 Correspondence 1930-1932. Y - Z

Scope and Contents Note

Includes invitation to July 4th celebration in connection with Washington bicentennial to be held at the Valley Forge Monument (Williamsburgh Bridge Plaza) from the Young Men's Christian Association; request by Yale University to borrow the Society's DePeyster tankard by Cornelius Kierstede for exhibition at Gallery of Fine Arts (denied by N-YHS); letter of introduction from Ralph H. Gabriel for scholar George Pierson (Yale University). Subjects: William Dunlap diary, Washington's spies. Correspondents: (Theodore Sizer, Katherine Atwater, John M. Phillips) Yale University Gallery of Fine Arts; and Yale University Library (Andrew Keogh, Thomas R. Barnum, Anne S. Pratt).

1930-1932
Box: 164 Folder : 3 Correspondence 1930-1932. Zabriskie, George A.

Scope and Contents Note

Correspondence consists of exchanges between Treasurer George A. Zabriskie and Librarian A.J. Wall pertaining to matters such as mortgages and investments; checks cut to staff and others; educational activities; check cut to fix up house located at 4 West 77th street; preparations for the medal presented to Wilberforce Eames; efforts to preserve original railing at Bowling Green; and flyer for Annual Flag Day celebration and Zabriskie's role as Chairman for the Sons of the Revolution.

1930-1932
Box: 164 Folder : 4 Correspondence 1933-1937. Aa-Ab

Scope and Contents Note

Includes acquisition of "flickers" from Abercrombie & Fitch Co; genealogical queries; acquisition of "Ancestors and Descendents of Jonathan Abell"; N-YHS subscription to the The Abraham Lincoln Association. Correspondents: Samuel P. Abelow; Abercrombie & Fitch Co.; John H. Abeel; Horace A. Abell.

1933-1937
Box: 164 Folder : 5 Correspondence 1933-1937. Abbatt, William

Scope and Contents Note

Primarily includes exchanges between Librarian A.J.Wall, Mr. Williams Abbatt, dealer and publisher of Americana, such as reference and other requests, and donations to Society. Also includes correspondence from Abbatt's sister (C.A. Abbatt) to Librarian A.J.Wall following the death of Abbatt in 1935.

1933-1937
Box: 164 Folder : 6 Correspondence 1933-1937. Ac

Scope and Contents Note

Subjects: Provenance of mahogany desk once part of the furniture of the DeWindt house at Tappan presented to Society in 1929 by Samuel V. Hoffman. Correspondents: Acorn Club; Stephen N. Acerrio.

1933-1937
Box: 164 Folder : 7 Correspondence 1933-1937. Ad

Scope and Contents Note

Includes a request of a list of men involved in the crossing of the Delaware by Washington and his troops into Trenton, and A.J.Wall's response that the Society was not aware of such a list; letter concerning the repair and mounting of maps; employment application that mentions the Emergency Work Bureau which supplied workers to various non-profit institutions; acquisition of General Winfield Scott portrait. Correspondents: Adriance Memorial Library; Henry Benson Adriance.

1933-1938
Box: 164 Folder : 8 Correspondence 1933-1937. Ae-Ak

Scope and Contents Note

Includes mention of the Society "erecting a new building" and therefore no new museum materials by purchase would be added in a letter to Henry F. Ahrens; acquisition of Outposts of History in Orange County, by Dwight Akers; Robert Erskine maps of Revolutionary War collection at N-YHS; Correspondents: Agricultural History Society; George Ainsworth (Lighting Equipment); insurers Chase and Chase.

1933-1937
Box: 164 Folder : 9 Correspondence 1933-1937. Al

Scope and Contents Note

Includes transactions related to investment of real estate properties by the N-YHS; purchase of the August 31, 1813 edition of The Albany Argus from the Albany Public Library; several letters mention the construction of the new building and of the N-YHS being closed for "alterations and additions" until 1938. Correspondents: Albany Public Library (Elizabeth M. Smith); real estate broker Leon S. Altmayer; Albert H. Allen; Mary Moore Allen.

1933-1937
Box: 164 Folder : 10 Correspondence 1933-1937. Am

Scope and Contents Note

Bulk consists of correspondence from Amherst College in regard to Society publications requests of annual reports, and exchanges with Amherst for their Quarterly, and other matters; includes invitation flyer to the 17th Annual commemoration of the "Inauguration of George Washington" from America's Good-Will Union.

1933-1937
Box: 164 Folder : 11 Correspondence 1933-1937. American A.

Scope and Contents Note

Includes letter from Librarian A.J.Wall to Philip C. Brooks (secretary) in regard to application for membership into the the Society of American Archivists (SAA) and attending the organization's first annual meeting in Washington, D.C.; lecture given by Dr. Edward W. Forbes at the American Academy of Arts and Letters; certificate of American Flag House and Betsy Ross Memorial Association. Correspondents: American Art Association Anderson Galleries; American Association for Adult Education; American Academy of Arts and Letters; The American Autograph Shop.

1933-1937
Box: 164 Folder : 12 Correspondence 1933-1937. American Antiquarian Society

Scope and Contents Note

Includes centennial celebration program, annual meeting notices, and extensive correspondence between AAS Director Clarence S. Brigham and Librarian R.W.G.Vail and Alexander J. Wall, much of it concerning early 19th century Boston newspapers; New York newspapers; Pennsylvania Gazette and other publications; description of how the Antiquarian Society stored its newspapers; mention of N-YHS April Bulletin that discusses the architect's drawing and floor plans for the new building; in addition to reference inquiries, material exchanges, and other matters. Subjects: Survey on early American portraiture by William Sawitzky.

1933-1937
Box: 164 Folder : 13 Correspondence 1933-1937. American Association of Museums

Scope and Contents Note

Includes correspondence with Director Laurance Vail Coleman and Librarian Theodosia Cox in regard to surveys and questionnaire (staff employed, total income), ballots, memoranda, meetings, membership dues, N-YHS annual report requests; submission of five publications for exhibition to the British Library Association (London).

1933-1937
Box: 165 Folder : 1 Correspondence 1933-1937. American B
1933-1937
Box: 165 Folder : 2 Correspondence 1933-1937. American C-F
1933-1937
Box: 165 Folder : 3 Correspondence 1933-1937. American G-K
1933-1937
Box: 165 Folder : 4 Correspondence 1933-1937. American Historical Society, Inc.
1933-1937
Box: 165 Folder : 5 Correspondence 1933-1937. American L-M
1933-1937
Box: 165 Folder : 6 Correspondence 1933-1937. American Library Association
1933-1937
Box: 165 Folder : 7 Correspondence 1933-1937. American Museum of Natural History
1933-1937
Box: 165 Folder : 8 Correspondence 1933-1937. American N-Z
1933-1937
Box: 165 Folder : 9 Correspondence 1933-1937. American AN
1933-1937
Box: 165 Folder : 10 Correspondence 1933-1937. American AP
1933-1937
Box: 165 Folder : 11 Correspondence 1933-1937. American AR
1933-1937
Box: 165 Folder : 12 Correspondence 1933-1937. Art Association of Newport

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the loan of 5 Malbone miniatures from Erskine Hewitt.

1933-1937
Box: 165 Folder : 13 Correspondence 1933-1937. As
1933-1937
Box: 165 Folder : 14 Correspondence 1933-1937. Associated Hospital Service of NY

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns applications for hospital insurance for staff.

1933-1937
Box: 165 Folder : 15 Correspondence 1933-1937. At-Az
1933-1937
Box: 165 Folder : 16 Correspondence 1933-1937. Bab-Bai
1933-1937
Box: 165 Folder : 17 Correspondence 1933-1937. Bak-Bam
1933-1937
Box: 165 Folder : 18 Correspondence 1933-1937. Ban

Scope and Contents Note

Includes Francis Bannerman Sons concerning cartridge box selections.

1933-1937
Box: 165 Folder : 19-20 Correspondence 1933-1937. Bank of New York & Trust Company (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes materials on Thompson Estate.

1933-1937
Box: 166 Folder : 1 Correspondence 1933-1937. Bank of New York & Trust Company
1936-1937
Box: 166 Folder : 2 Correspondence 1933-1937. Banks, James Lenox
1933-1937
Box: 166 Folder : 3 Correspondence 1933-1937. Bar-Bas

Scope and Contents Note

Includes correspondence from A.J.Wall to Dorothy Barck.

1933-1937
Box: 166 Folder : 4 Correspondence 1933-1937. Bat-Baz
1933-1937
Box: 166 Folder : 5-6 Correspondence 1933-1937. Be (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Correspondents include Perry Belmont.

1933-1937
Box: 166 Folder : 7 Correspondence 1933-1937. Beekman, Fenwick
1933-1937
Box: 166 Folder : 8 Correspondence 1933-1937. Bender, Lucy (Mrs. Walter Lloyd Bender)
1933-1937
Box: 166 Folder : 9-10 Correspondence 1933-1937. Benson, Arthur D. (2 folders)
1933-1935
Box: 167 Folder : 1 Correspondence 1933-1937. Benson, Arthur D.
1936-1937
Box: 167 Folder : 2 Correspondence 1933-1937. Benson, Hevlyn Dirck

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns exchanges between Benson (descendant of N-YHS founder Egbert Benson) and A.J.Wall about Captain Kidd pardon and book and other matters, as well as a letter from Cecil B. DeMille's secretary in regard to data collected on pirates from the DeMille Library and the movie, The Buccaneer; correspondence with Hugh M. Flick; Battle of Long Island; exchanges of letters in regard to Captain Abraham Benson; general correspondence on the materials Benson submitted to the museum.

1933-1937
Box: 167 Folder : 3 Correspondence 1933-1937. Bi

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns gift to N-YHS from Millicent Todd Bingham of life-saving suit invented during World War I given to Bingham as a safety guard during her crossing of the ocean; letters exchanged between Dorothy F. Bidwell in regard to The Bartholomew Family printing; letter from the Joint Committe on Materials for Research in regard to the inventory of state and local archives by the Works Progress Administration.

1933-1937
Box: 167 Folder : 4 Correspondence 1933-1937. Bl

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns donation of Gulian Verplanck will and papers to the N-YHS by Mrs. T. Bache Bleecker; photographs of collection of New York City milestones by Henry V.D.Black; gift of a set of Fascimiles of Famous American Documents and Letters edited by Edward C. Boykin from Blue Ribbon Books; Frequent correspondents include William D. Bloodgood.

1933-1937
Box: 167 Folder : 5 Correspondence 1933-1937. Blizzard Men of 1888

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns records about the Blizzard Men of 1888 Association added to the N-YHS collections and published pamphlet on Blizzard Men of 1888; frequent correspondent include S.M. Strong, Thomas B. Donaldson, and D.A. Woodhouse (President, Blizzard Men of 1888 Association); includes clipping in regard to funding to complete the inventory of public and private records in New York State

1933-1937
Box: 167 Folder : 6 Correspondence 1933-1937. Bo

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the acquisition of the cornerstone installed on the original building of P.S.43 erected in 1885 located on 129th street and Amsterdam Avenue, and a copper box with contents; N-YHS declining to add to the Audubon birds of America collection; negotiation of the purchase of Pintard Papers; letter discussing the permit given by Robert Moses to the Field Exploration Committee covering prospective work in Pelham Bay Park; letter to Reginald Pelham Bolton discussing the Continental Army encampment in Charlottesville, Va.; LaFayette exhibition celebrating the centenary of his death in 1834; Frequent correspondent: James Boyd.

1933-1937
Box: 167 Folder : 7 Correspondence 1933-1937. Boston Athenaeum
1933-1937
Box: 167 Folder : 8 Correspondence 1933-1937. Boston, Museum of Fine Arts

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns print and other requests to the N-YHS.

1933-1937
Box: 167 Folder : 9 Correspondence 1933-1937. Public Library of the City of Boston
1933-1937
Box: 167 Folder : 10 Correspondence 1933-1937. Boyce, Hughes, & Farrell

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns financial materials including bank confirmation letters and other accounting services by accounting firm Boyce, Hughes, & Farrell.

1933-1937
Box: 167 Folder : 11 Correspondence 1933-1937. Bra

Scope and Contents Note

Frequent correspondents: British Museum (London), Bristol Museum and Art Gallery.

1933-1937
Box: 167 Folder : 12 Correspondence 1933-1937. Bre
1933-1937
Box: 167 Folder : 13 Correspondence 1933-1937. Bri

Scope and Contents Note

Frequent correspondents: British Museum (London), Bristol Museum and Art Gallery.

1933-1937
Box: 167 Folder : 14 Correspondence 1933-1937. Bro

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns dues payment for membership in the Society of American Archivists; Banks Manuscript by Colonel Charles Edward Banks; Motor Travel Magazine pamphlet 1936 summer edition highlighting the erection of 92 stones from historical sites in the United States History Stone Tower.

1933-1937
Box: 168 Folder : 1 Correspondence 1933-1937. Brooklyn Museum

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns exchange of letters between A.J.Wall and Philip N. Youtz (Director, Brooklyn Museums) with regard to the American Historical Association's annual meeting; bulk of material concerns the installation of N-YHS's Egyptian Collection in the Brooklyn Museums Egyptian Galleries during building reconstruction and related matters; list of museums recommeneded to A.J. Wall to visit for examples of museum lighting by Youtz; correspondence concerning museum lighting; architecture plans of Walker and Gillette for new N-YHS building plans; Correspondents: John D. Cooney (Assistant Curator, Ancient Art).

1933-1937
Box: 168 Folder : 2 Correspondence 1933-1937. Brown, Benjamin W.B.

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the cooperation established between the N-YHS and the Museum of the City of New York; interchange of objects between the two institutions; clippings about the Mary G. Thompson estate action and probate of the Thompson will from B.W.B. Brown (Esquire)

1933-1937
Box: 168 Folder : 3 Correspondence 1933-1937. Brown, Henry Collins

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns Henry Collins Brown, writer and founder of the Museum of the City of New York; includes announcement of publication, The Lordly Hudson; published by Scribner's Sons; reference requests to the Society

1933-1937
Box: 168 Folder : 4 Correspondence 1933-1937. John Carter Brown Library

Scope and Contents Note

Includes memo on Second Census of 15th Century Books Owned in America; Frequent correspondent: Lawrence C. Wroth (Librarian)

1933-1937
Box: 168 Folder : 5 Correspondence 1933-1937. Bru-Bry
1933-1937
Box: 168 Folder : 6 Correspondence 1933-1937. Bu

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the acquisition of the portrait of Anne Van Rensselaer Schuyler from Dr. Nicholas Murray Butler; Frequent correspondent: Burke's Landed Gentry; Burns Bros., Buck's County Historical Society

1933-1937
Box: 168 Folder : 7 Correspondence 1933-1937. By

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns correspondence between Arthur E. Bye (Art Restorer) in regard to the possible restoration of N-YHS paintings and other matters.

1933-1937
Box: 168 Folder : 8 Correspondence 1933-1937. Caa-Cal

Scope and Contents Note

Notable correspondent: University of California Press.

1933-1937
Box: 168 Folder : 9 Correspondence 1933-1937. Cadmus Book Shop
1933-1937
Box: 168 Folder : 10 Correspondence 1933-1937. Calver, William L.

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns excavation work at Trinity Church and matters related to the Field Exploration Committee.

1933-1937
Box: 168 Folder : 11 Correspondence 1933-1937. Cam-Cap

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the old cannon removed from 51st street and Third Avenue (originally stood in front of the North Dutch Church) and presented to the N-YHS.

1933-1937
Box: 168 Folder : 12 Correspondence 1933-1937. Car
1933-1937
Box: 168 Folder : 13 Correspondence 1933-1937. Carnegie Corporation of New York

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the closing of the Museum of Folk Art in Riverdale, NY and the N-YHS's arrangement to house Nadelman's collection.

1933-1937
Box: 168 Folder : 14 Correspondence 1933-1937. Carnegie Institution of Washington
1933-1937
Box: 168 Folder : 15 Correspondence 1933-1937. Carney, Sydney H. Jr.

Scope and Contents Note

Exchanges between Dr. Carney Jr. and A.J.Wall discuss the renovation plans for the building as well as donations Carney made to the N-YHS.

1933-1937
Box: 169 Folder : 1 Correspondence 1933-1937. Cas-Caz

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns acquisition of color drawings of British soldiers who served during the War of 1812 by Alex R. Cattley.

1933-1937
Box: 169 Folder : 2 Correspondence 1933-1937. Ce

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns reorganization of N-YHS held mortgage certificates; Frequent correspondents: Central Hanover Bank and Trust Company, Central Savings Bank.

1933-1937
Box: 169 Folder : 3 Correspondence 1933-1937. Ch

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the museum lighting and the lighting in the Decorative Arts Galleries at the Art Institute of Chicago; gift of an original letter Commodore Perry wrote to the Chamber of Commerce of the State of New York in 1855; condensed income account covering the operations of the Rock Island system properties; Frequent correspondents: University of Chicago Press.

1933-1937
Box: 169 Folder : 4 Correspondence 1933-1937. Ci
1933-1937
Box: 169 Folder : 5 Correspondence 1933-1937. Cla-Clo

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the Edwin Smith Papyrus papers presented to the N-YHS in 1906.

1933-1937
Box: 169 Folder : 6 Correspondence 1933-1937. Clark, Arthur H. Company

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns books published by the Clark Company purchased and declined by the N-YHS.

1933-1937
Box: 169 Folder : 7 Correspondence 1933-1937. Clements Library (University of Michigan)

Scope and Contents Note

Correspondence exchanged between Dr. Randolph G. Adams and Edna Vosper of the Clements Library and the N-YHS in regard to reference requests; includes Last Will and Testament of William L. Clements.

1933-1937
Box: 169 Folder : 8 Correspondence 1933-1937. Coa-Col

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns issue No. 63 of The Ingatherer and a collection of 38 items regarding J. Silk Buckingham; subscription to the complete index of The Colophon, book collector's quarterly;

1933-1937
Box: 169 Folder : 9 Correspondence 1933-1937. Codman, Ogden

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns genealogical requests including marriage notices from the New York Evening Post and other sources.

1933-1937
Box: 169 Folder : 10 Correspondence 1933-1937. Columbia University

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the American Historical Association Convention of 1939; final disposition of iron links purportedly to have come from a chain stretched across the Hudson River in the vicinity of West Point to Glen Island Museum; survey and preservation of old New York buildings; completed volumes of the History of the State of New York Volume IV.

1933-1937
Box: 170 Folder : 1-2 Correspondence 1933-1937. Com-Coz (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns Resolutions adopted by the Constitutional Democracy Association; acquisition of New York Ledger (1862-1889) in original form from E. Vandalia; George Washington portraits by Rembrandt Peale and his father, Charles Willson Peale, which were painted from life.

1933-1937
Box: 170 Folder : 3 Correspondence 1933-1937. Conference of Historical Societies

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the N-YHS subscription of $100 towards the publication of Historical Societies in the United States and Canada- A Handbook.

1933-1937
Box: 170 Folder : 4 Correspondence 1933-1937. Continental Bank & Trust Company

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the plan for reorganization of the Series N-107, New York Title and Mortgage Company under the Mortgage Commission Act and the welfare of certificate holders.

1933-1937
Box: 170 Folder : 5 Correspondence 1933-1937. Cooper Union
1933-1937
Box: 170 Folder : 6 Correspondence 1933-1937. Cornell University
1933-1937
Box: 170 Folder : 7 Correspondence 1933-1937. Cox, Isabella Vache

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns donations from Cox.

1933-1937
Box: 170 Folder : 8 Correspondence 1933-1937. Cox, John, Jr.

Scope and Contents Note

John Cox Jr. is the Chairman of the Joint Committee of Religious Society of Friends.

1933-1937
Box: 170 Folder : 9 Correspondence 1933-1937. Cox, Wilmot T.
1933-1937
Box: 170 Folder : 10 Correspondence 1933-1937. Cr
1933-1937
Box: 170 Folder : 11 Correspondence 1933-1937. Cu-Cy
1933-1937
Box: 170 Folder : 12-13 Correspondence 1933-1937. Da (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the permission of the Gallatin family to Henry M. Dater to publish the Diary of Albert Gallatin kept while making a trip through Ohio country; Daily Doings, the Official publication for Hotel Association of New York City that published a weekly list of art exhibitions; invitations to the 129th anniversary of the founding of the N-YHS with gold medal presentation to DeWitt M. Lockman.

1933-1937
Box: 170 Folder : 14 Correspondence 1933-1937. Dartmouth College

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns a list of titles of periodicals assigned to N-YHS for preservation and binding of advertising pages in which 34 libraries in New England and New York City cooperated in project.

1933-1937
Box: 170 Folder : 15-16 Correspondence 1933-1937. De (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns engrossed resolutions of condolence and includes an example from Dennis & Baird; movement to save the Hudson Highlands; Description from The Rosenbach Company to F.C. Deering of a copy being offered for sale of Philip Vincent's A true relation of the late battell fought in New-England, between the English and the Pequet salvages, which later came to N-YHS (call Y1638.Vin True). Frequent correspondents: Margaret H. Gillmore, General John Delafield.

1933-1937
Box: 171 Folder : 1 Correspondence 1933-1937. Delafield, Lewis L.
1933-1937
Box: 171 Folder : 2 Correspondence 1933-1937. Detroit

Scope and Contents Note

The bulk of this folder consists of materials from The Detroit Institute of Arts.

1933-1937
Box: 171 Folder : 3 Correspondence 1933-1937. Di

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns various publications including the Dictionary of American Biography and Dictionary of American History.

1933-1937
Box: 171 Folder : 4 Correspondence 1933-1937. Do
1933-1937
Box: 171 Folder : 5 Correspondence 1933-1937. Dowling, Robert E.

Scope and Contents Note

Robert E. Dowling was the President of City Investing Company, a member of the Executive Committee, and served as Second Vice President of N-YHS; concerns mortgage certificates, leases, and by-laws of the institution.

1933-1937
Box: 171 Folder : 6 Correspondence 1933-1937. Dr

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns certificates of Series N-106 New York Title & Mortgage Company.

1933-1937
Box: 171 Folder : 7 Correspondence 1933-1937. Du

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the reproduction of Rembrandt Peale's Thomas Jefferson painting by the firm of Dun & Bradstreet, Inc.; Lawrence Durborow catalog and mailing (illustrations); Frequent correspondent: John Ward Dunsmore.

1933-1937
Box: 171 Folder : 8 Correspondence 1933-1937. Ea

Scope and Contents Note

Includes price quote for paper and samples from Eaton Paper Corporation; letter to Wilberforce Eames in regard to progress of building construction.

1933-1937
Box: 171 Folder : 9 Correspondence 1933-1937. Eb-Ec

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns Mathew Brady's death and a set of prints presented to N-YHS in 1933.

1933-1937
Box: 171 Folder : 10 Correspondence 1933-1937. Ed-Eg
1933-1937
Box: 171 Folder : 11 Correspondence 1933-1937. Eh

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the story of the first Greater New York City Directory, published by R.L.Polk & Co. for the Gibson Emergency Unemployment Relief Committee in 1933.

1933-1937
Box: 171 Folder : 12 Correspondence 1933-1937. Ei-Ek

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the relocation of the bus stop in front of the N-YHS temporarily during building construction; Frequent correspondent: Eighth Avenue Coach Corporation.

1933-1937
Box: 171 Folder : 13 Correspondence 1933-1937. El

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the proposed partial restoration of Valley Forge to the condition it was in during Washington's occupation in the winter of 1777-1778 by the Works Project Administration; correspondence on American steamers; Frequent correspondent: Elwin N. Eldredge, Lawrence B. Elliman.

1933-1937
Box: 171 Folder : 14 Correspondence 1933-1937. Em

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns adoption of by-laws in correspondence with Emigrant Industrial Savings Bank.

1933-1937
Box: 171 Folder : 15 Correspondence 1933-1937. En

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the means N-YHS took to ensure the institution against risk incurred if a photo was used without credit to its owner and other matters exchanged with the Enoch Pratt Free Library.

1933-1937
Box: 171 Folder : 16 Correspondence 1933-1937. Ep-Eq
1933-1937
Box: 171 Folder : 17 Correspondence 1933-1937. Er-Es
1933-1937
Box: 171 Folder : 18 Correspondence 1933-1937. Et-Ez
1933-1937
Box: 171 Folder : 19 Correspondence 1933-1937. Evans, Lena Cadwalader

Scope and Contents Note

Lena Cadwalader Evans presented many historical objects, books, prints, and manuscripts to the N-YHS. Correspondence concerns many of these gifts.

1933-1937
Box: 171 Folder : 20 Correspondence 1933-1937. Fascimile Text Society

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns photostat and other requests by The Fascimile Text Society of Columbia University to the N-YHS for their publications.

1933-1937
Box: 171 Folder : 21 Correspondence 1933-1937. Fa
1933-1937
Box: 171 Folder : 22 Correspondence 1933-1937. Fe

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the Memory Letter Plan of the Federation of Protestant Churches of Los Angeles; includes brochure, Memory Letter Foundation.

1933-1937
Box: 171 Folder : 23 Correspondence 1933-1937. Fi

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the various articles bequeathed to the N-YHS under the will of Gerald F. Shepard as notified by the executor First National Bank and Trust Company of New Haven, CT; Madison Avenue Week brochure; acquisition of items from the New York Volunteer Firemen; Frequent correspondent: Fitch Family Association.

1933-1937
Box: 171 Folder : 24 Correspondence 1933-1937. Field Exploration Committee

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns reports submitted by William L. Calver and Oscar T. Barck of the Field Exploration Committee in regard to military or other historical materials; includes official permit to excavate Pelham Bay Park by the Parks Department.

1933-1937
Box: 172 Folder : 1 Correspondence 1933-1937. Filson Club

Scope and Contents Note

The Filson Club was organized in 1884 for collecting, preserving, and publishing historic material, especially pertaining to Kentucky. This folder consists of Filson publications held in the N-YHS including map of Kentucky (1784), and reference requests.

1933-1937
Box: 172 Folder : 2 Correspondence 1933-1937. FL

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the links of old chain stretched across the Hudson near West Point during the Revolution; estate of Amelia R. Folke; Frequent correspondents: Hugh M. Flick, Dixon Ryan Fox.

1933-1937
Box: 172 Folder : 3 Correspondence 1933-1937. Fo
1933-1937
Box: 172 Folder : 4 Correspondence 1933-1937. Foreign

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns reference requests made by foreign countries to the N-YHS, often in the native language including French, Spanish, and German.

1933-1937
Box: 172 Folder : 5 Correspondence 1933-1937. Fr

Scope and Contents Note

Includes advertising brochure for Franklin Fireproof Warehouses, Inc.; Frequent correspondent: Josephine C. Frost.

1933-1937
Box: 172 Folder : 6 Correspondence 1933-1937. Frick Art Reference Library

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns tax-exempt status of the Frick and N-YHS reference requests exchanged between librarian Ethelwyn Manning and A.J.Wall (Director, N-YHS).

1933-1937
Box: 172 Folder : 7 Correspondence 1933-1937. Fu-Fy

Scope and Contents Note

Bulk of folder concerns correspondence exchanged between Charles Wellington Furlong, Explorer and guest lecturer and A.J.Wall.

1933-1937
Box: 172 Folder : 8 Correspondence 1933-1937. Ga
1933-1937
Box: 172 Folder : 9 Correspondence 1933-1937. Gallatin, R. Horace

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns financial documents and by-laws, as well as visit to Folk Art Museum at Kingsbridge in connection with a proposition for the N-YHS to acquire its collection.

1933-1937
Box: 172 Folder : 10 Correspondence 1933-1937. Ge

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns genealogical indexes and other genealogical resources.

1933-1937
Box: 172 Folder : 11 Correspondence 1933-1937. Genealogists
1933-1937
Box: 172 Folder : 12 Correspondence 1933-1937. Gh-Gi

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the acquisition of a fire helmet worn by the foreman of one of the voluntary fire engine companies in New York City; brochure for The Gibson Annual Forecast.

1933-1937
Box: 172 Folder : 13 Correspondence 1933-1937. Gillingham, Harrold E.

Scope and Contents Note

Mrs. Harrold E. Gillingham was Chairman of the Museums Loan Committee of Philadelphia and the bulk of correspondence is in regard to the N-YHS loaning policy of articles to other institutions, as well as the presentation of items to the N-YHS by the Gillinghams.'

1933-1937
Box: 173 Folder : 1 Correspondence 1933-1937. Gl-Gn
1933-1937
Box: 173 Folder : 2 Correspondence 1933-1937. Go

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns advertisement (with brochure) for Goldsmith Brothers Stationers and Printers.

1933-1937
Box: 173 Folder : 3 Correspondence 1933-1937. Goodspeed's Book Shop

Scope and Contents Note

Goodspeed's Book Shop was a book printer in Boston, MA specializing in newspapers, genealogical volumes, and manuscripts.

1933-1937
Box: 173 Folder : 4 Correspondence 1933-1937. Gr
1933-1937
Box: 173 Folder : 5 Correspondence 1933-1937. Griffith, Frederick

Scope and Contents Note

Commander Frederick Griffith was Superintendent of the New Jersey Nautical and Maritime Academy and presented the Society with several items.

1933-1937
Box: 173 Folder : 6 Correspondence 1933-1937. Groce, George C., Jr.
1933-1937
Box: 173 Folder : 7 Correspondence 1933-1937. Grolier Club

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the nomination of George A. Zabriskie for resident membership in the club;

1933-1937
Box: 173 Folder : 8 Correspondence 1933-1937. Gu-Gw
1933-1937
Box: 173 Folder : 9 Correspondence 1933-1937. Ha-Hal

Scope and Contents Note

Frequent correspondents include Hallenbec's Old Book Shop.

Box: 173 Folder : 10 Correspondence 1933-1937. Ham-Har

Scope and Contents Note

Frequent correspondents include Hart Book Company.

1933-1937
Box: 173 Folder : 11 Correspondence 1933-1937. Harvard University
1933-1937
Box: 173 Folder : 12 Correspondence 1933-1937. Has-Haz
1933-1937
Box: 174 Folder : 1 Correspondence 1933-1937. He

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns maritime exhibition that illustrated the development of shipping in correspondence with G.H.S. Hevenor (model ship builder); bequest from the estate of Edward H. Hedden.

1933-1937
Box: 174 Folder : 2 Correspondence 1933-1937. Heartman, Charles F.

Scope and Contents Note

Includes list of maps of Heartman collection and other matters.

1933-1937
Box: 174 Folder : 3 Correspondence 1933-1937. Hewitt, Erskine

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns set of miniatures loaned to the N-YHS for exhibition and other matters.

1933-1937
Box: 174 Folder : 4 Correspondence 1933-1937. Hi

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the History Institute of America (includes brochure, History on Parade).

1933-1937
Box: 174 Folder : 5 Correspondence 1933-1937. Hoa-Hom
1933-1937
Box: 174 Folder : 6 Correspondence 1933-1937. Hoffman, Bernhard

Scope and Contents Note

Includes a clipping in regard to the damage of many roadside markers alerting passersby to a historic site.

1933-1937
Box: 174 Folder : 7 Correspondence 1933-1937. Hoffman, Samuel Verplanck
1933-1937
Box: 174 Folder : 8 Correspondence 1933-1937. Holland Society of New York

Scope and Contents Note

Consists of acknowledgments for receiving the Quarterly Bulletin from N-YHS.

1933-1937
Box: 174 Folder : 9 Correspondence 1933-1937. Holly & Co. Insurance Brokers

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns insurance policies on the museum property located at 4 West 77th Street.

1933-1937
Box: 174 Folder : 10 Correspondence 1933-1937. Holmes Electric Protective Company

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns reports of damage to museum property given by Patrolmen employed by Holmes Electric Protective Company.

1933-1937
Box: 174 Folder : 11-12 Correspondence 1933-1937. Hon-Hoz (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns acquisition of several DePeyster manuscripts relating to New York City from Estelle DePeyster Hosmer; proposal to restore the Beekman Coach; manuscripts of the Tontine Coffee House Association; Frequent correspondents: James Lewis Hook, James C. Howgate (booksellers).

1933-1937
Box: 175 Folder : 1 Correspondence 1933-1937. Hone, Augustus C.

Scope and Contents Note

Hone was a Board member and Chairman of the By-Law Committee. Concerns the accounting for the Zabriskie Medal fund (donations by N-YHS Board members), remarks made at presentation of medal by Board member Augustus C. Hone, and other administrative matters.

1933-1937
Box: 175 Folder : 2 Correspondence 1933-1937. Howard Memorial Library

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns Jenny Lind's visit to New Orleans, as well as the New Orleans Times Democrat publication.

1933-1937
Box: 175 Folder : 3 Correspondence 1933-1937. Huntington, Archer M.
1933-1937
Box: 175 Folder : 4 Correspondence 1933-1937. Huntington Library
1933-1937
Box: 175 Folder : 5 Correspondence 1933-1937. Hu

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns preservation of the Hudson Highlands; subscription to Frontier Times (1923-1935).

1933-1937
Box: 175 Folder : 6 Correspondence 1933-1937. Hy
1933-1937
Box: 175 Folder : 7 Correspondence 1933-1937. Ib-Il
1933-1937
Box: 175 Folder : 8 Correspondence 1933-1937. Im-In

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns warnings to the N-YHS of theft in historical institutions; Institute of Women's Professional Relations and the Connecticut WPA project # 2085; preservation of Inwood Hill Park; Indian Buffalo Hunt Monument Committee correspondence to commemorate the Indian Buffalo Hunt by sculptor Henry Kirke Bush-Brown.

1933-1937
Box: 175 Folder : 9 Correspondence 1933-1937. Iowa
1933-1937
Box: 175 Folder : 10 Correspondence 1933-1937. Ir
1933-1937
Box: 175 Folder : 11 Correspondence 1933-1937. Irwin, John V.

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns administrative issues including revised by-laws as submitted by Executive Committee member Irwin.

1933-1937
Box: 175 Folder : 12 Correspondence 1933-1937. Is-Iz

Scope and Contents Note

Frequent correspondent: C.W. Ives.

1933-1937
Box: 175 Folder : 13 Correspondence 1933-1937. Ja

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns clipping about the Hewlett Homestead in Long Island.

1933-1937
Box: 175 Folder : 14 Correspondence 1933-1937. Je-Ji

Scope and Contents Note

Correspondents: Jefferson County Historical Society.

1933-1937
Box: 175 Folder : 15 Correspondence 1933-1937. Jo

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns Frances Benjamin Johnston's photographs and includes clippings in regard to Frances Benjamin Johnston's photographic record of old Virginia houses.

1933-1937
Box: 175 Folder : 16 Correspondence 1933-1937. Johnson, C.K.

Scope and Contents Note

C.K. Johnson was a dealer of early American portraits and antiques.

1933-1937
Box: 175 Folder : 17 Correspondence 1933-1937. Jones, Matt B.
1933-1937
Box: 175 Folder : 18 Correspondence 1933-1937. Ju

Scope and Contents Note

Includes a 1936 edition of The Book-Hunter's Guide and Encyclopedia of Scarce and Rare Books, published by Jumping Frog Press.

1933-1937
Box: 175 Folder : 19 Correspondence 1933-1937. Ka
1933-1937
Box: 176 Folder : 1 Correspondence 1933-1937. Ke

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the provenance of the Charles Willson Peale portrait of Washington and how it was acquired by the N-YHS.

1933-1937
Box: 176 Folder : 2 Correspondence 1933-1937. Ki
1933-1937
Box: 176 Folder : 3 Correspondence 1933-1937. Kimball, Leroy E.

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns administrative correspondence between Board member Leroy E. Kimball (President of the American Scenic and Historic Preservation Society) and A.J.Wall.

1933-1937
Box: 176 Folder : 4 Correspondence 1933-1937. Kip, Charles, A.

Scope and Contents Note

Charles A. Kip was a member and benefactor of the society.

1933-1937
Box: 176 Folder : 5 Correspondence 1933-1937. Kl
1933-1937
Box: 176 Folder : 6 Correspondence 1933-1937. Kn
1933-1937
Box: 176 Folder : 7 Correspondence 1933-1937. Ko
1933-1937
Box: 176 Folder : 8 Correspondence 1933-1937. Kr
1933-1937
Box: 176 Folder : 9 Correspondence 1933-1937. Ku-Ky
1933-1937
Box: 176 Folder : 10 Correspondence 1933-1937. La

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the Lafayette Centenary Exhibition (loans of items belonging to Erskine Hewitt).

1933-1937
Box: 176 Folder : 11 Correspondence 1933-1937. Lafayette, American Friends of

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns honoring the memory of Lafayette throughout the centenary year of his death with lectures and exhibitions by the N-YHS; includes a petition for a stamp honoring Lafayette issued by the US government.

1933-1937
Box: 176 Folder : 12 Correspondence 1933-1937. Lafayette College
1933-1937
Box: 176 Folder : 13 Correspondence 1933-1937. Landauer, Bella C.

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns Landauer's collection of trade cards and other matters.

1933-1937
Box: 176 Folder : 14 Correspondence 1933-1937. Le
1933-1937
Box: 176 Folder : 15 Correspondence 1933-1937. Lectures

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns lectures given at the N-YHS by Col. C. Wellington Furlong, F.R.G.S., Vilhjalmur Stefansson, and Barnum Brown of the American Museum of Natural History.

1933-1937
Box: 176 Folder : 16 Correspondence 1933-1937. Lh-Lil

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns acquisition of set of Foster Hall (Indianapolis, IN) reproductions of the Songs, Compositions and Arrangements by Stephen Collins.

1933-1937
Box: 177 Folder : 1 Correspondence 1933-1937. Lim-Liz

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns Lincoln Fellowship dinner with notable guest speakers and the Triennial Convention of the General Society of the Cincinnati; Frequent correspondent: Major Philip Livingston.

1933-1937
Box: 177 Folder : 2 Correspondence 1933-1937. J.J. Little & Ives Company

Scope and Contents Note

Includes purchase orders for bookbinding and printing from J.J. Little & Ives Company.

1933-1937
Box: 177 Folder : 3 Correspondence 1933-1937. Lj-Ll
1933-1937
Box: 177 Folder : 4 Correspondence 1933-1937. Lo
1933-1937
Box: 177 Folder : 5 Correspondence 1933-1937. Lockman, DeWitt M.

Scope and Contents Note

DeWitt Lockman was a member and benefactor of the Executive Committee. Includes letters of acknowledgement for gifts received from Lockman.

1933-1937
Box: 177 Folder : 6 Correspondence 1933-1937. Lu

Scope and Contents Note

Frequent correspondent: Robert W. Lull (rare book dealer).

1933-1937
Box: 177 Folder : 7 Correspondence 1933-1937. Ly
1933-1937
Box: 177 Folder : 8-9 Correspondence 1933-1937. Mc-Mac (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the acquisition and chain of custody for the Aaron Burr desk from Harrison A. McNear; provenance of painting of the schooner Frank Atwood; Frequent correspondents: Reverend William S. McAleer; Richard C. McKay.

1933-1937
Box: 177 Folder : 10 Correspondence 1933-1937. McKesson, Mrs. Irving

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns various gifts by Mrs. McKesson to the N-YHS, including furniture and trunks.

1933-1937
Box: 177 Folder : 11-12 Correspondence 1933-1937. McMurtrie, Douglas C. (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the 1937 survey of locating and recording early American imprints of historical interest and value through the Historical Records Survey; general photostat and printing requests.

1933-1937
Box: 177 Folder : 13 Correspondence 1933-1937. Maa-Mal

Scope and Contents Note

Includes Mallett's Index of Artists.

1933-1937
Box: 178 Folder : 1 Correspondence 1933-1937. Mabbott, Thomas O.

Scope and Contents Note

Dr. Thomas O. Mabbott was President of the Poe Society, as well as a benefactor to the N-YHS who donated to the trade card collection and other collections, as well as medical books.

1933-1937
Box: 178 Folder : 2 Correspondence 1933-1937. Mam-Maz

Scope and Contents Note

Frequent correspondents: Mieczyslaw Marchlewski and Samuel Marx, Inc.

Box: 178 Folder : 3 Correspondence 1933-1937. Manhattan Storage & Warehouse Company

Scope and Contents Note

Includes reference book (brochure) and invoices for the Manhattan Storage Company.

1933-1937
Box: 178 Folder : 4 Correspondence 1933-1937. Massachusetts Historical Society

Scope and Contents Note

Series of exchanges between various staff members (Clifford K. Shipton, Allyn B. Forbes) and A.J.Wall (N-YHS Librarian) in regard to the Americana series and reference requests.

1933-1937
Box: 178 Folder : 5 Correspondence 1933-1937. Mea-Mel

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns purchase orders from Medallic Art Company and catering requests to Mehl & Bauer, Inc. Caterers.

1933-1937
Box: 178 Folder : 6 Correspondence 1933-1937. Mem-Mez

Scope and Contents Note

Frequent correspondents: Isaac Mendoza Book Co., Merchants' Association of New York.

1933-1937
Box: 178 Folder : 7-8 Correspondence 1933-1937. Metropolitan Museum of Art (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns lectures at the Metropolitan, reference requests, and the loan of N-YHS items for Exhibition of New York furniture; letter in regard to the examination of European museum lighting; memorandum on collections of negatives and lantern slides in New York museums.

1933-1937
Box: 178 Folder : 9-10 Correspondence 1933-1937. Mi (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns invoice from The Miller Company in regard to lighting an exhibit room at the N-YHS; reference requests from various universities and historical societies of Missouri, Minnesota, and Michigan.

1933-1937
Box: 179 Folder : 1 Correspondence 1933-1937. Mo

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns tax-exempt status for New York museums; purchase of Jedediah Morse portrait from Leila Livingston Morse; report on monument to Gouveneur Morris in St. Ann's Church and Bill HR 10582.

1933-1937
Box: 179 Folder : 2-3 Correspondence 1933-1937. Morgan, John Hill (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

John Hill Morgan (of Morgan & Lockwood) was an art collector and scholar. Concerns genealogical requests and other matters.

1933-1937
Box: 179 Folder : 4 Correspondence 1933-1937. Morrison, Noah Farnham
1933-1937
Box: 179 Folder : 5 Correspondence 1933-1937. Mr-Mu
1933-1937
Box: 179 Folder : 6 Correspondence 1933-1937. Murdock, George W.

Scope and Contents Note

Murdoch was a Hudson River engineer who collected pictures of River Steamers. Includes clipping from Kingston Daily Freeman giving account of sinking of the Sunnyside in 1875.

1933-1937
Box: 179 Folder : 7 Correspondence 1933-1937. Murphy, William D.

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the passing of fourth Vice-President William D. Murphy, as well as other matters.

1933-1937
Box: 179 Folder : 8 Correspondence 1933-1937. Museum of the City of New York

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns loans to Museum for exhibition, "1900 New York at the Turn of the Century,", "Dining in Old New York," and "Statue of Liberty." Discussion of interloaning of objects between museums.

1933-1937
Box: 179 Folder : 9 Correspondence 1933-1937. My
1933-1937
Box: 179 Folder : 10 Correspondence 1933-1937. Na

Scope and Contents Note

Correspondents include: National Geographic Society, Naval History Society, and the National Historical Society.

1933-1937
Box: 179 Folder : 11 Correspondence 1933-1937. National City Bank of New York

Scope and Contents Note

Includes National City Safe Deposit Company correspondence.

1933-1937
Box: 179 Folder : 12 Correspondence 1933-1937. National District Telegraph Co.

Scope and Contents Note

Consists mainly of special Service Reports submitted to the N-YHS in regard to watchman service.

1933-1937
Box: 179 Folder : 13 Correspondence 1933-1937. Ne

Scope and Contents Note

Includes "New York Title Insurance Company" Condensed Balance Sheet brochure; New Jersey Historical Congress newsletter (coordination of historical activity in New Jersey).

1933-1937
Box: 179 Folder : 14 Correspondence 1933-1937. Netherland-America Foundation

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns project to erect a Peter Stuyvesant statue in Stuyvesant Square.

1933-1937
Box: 179 Folder : 15 Correspondence 1933-1937. Newark Museum

Scope and Contents Note

Includes brochures announcing talks given in connection with exhibits at Newark Museum, and other matters.

1933-1937
Box: 180 Folder : 1 Correspondence 1933-1937. Newberry Library

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns reference and photostat requests that the N-YHS library was unable to fulfill due to the building's renovation (most materials were offsite in storage).

1933-1937
Box: 180 Folder : 2 Correspondence 1933-1937. New England Historic Genealogical Society
1933-1937
Box: 180 Folder : 3 Correspondence 1933-1937. New Hampshire Historical Society
1933-1937
Box: 180 Folder : 4 Correspondence 1933-1937. New Jersey

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the election of A.J. Wall (Librarian, N-YHS) a corresponding member of the New Jersey Historical Society.

1933-1937
Box: 180 Folder : 5 Correspondence 1933-1937. Newport Historical Society
1933-1937
Box: 180 Folder : 6 Correspondence 1933-1937. New York Adult Education Council

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns series of luncheon meetings entitled, "Current Challenges to Adult Education," as well as a three-session conference of cooperating organizations.

1933-1937
Box: 180 Folder : 7 Correspondence 1933-1937. New York City- Churches and Cemeteries

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns copy of Marble Cemetery records on file at the N-YHS and other church matters.

1933-1937
Box: 180 Folder : 8 Correspondence 1933-1937. New York City- Colleges and Schools

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns publicity for Laurel Hill Redoubt (1776 American Revolution fort) discovered on the property of George Washington High School.

1933-1937
Box: 180 Folder : 9 Correspondence 1933-1937. New York City-Newspapers

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns letter of commendation from the N-YHS for the New York Times Index 25th Anniversary pamphlet.

1933-1937
Box: 180 Folder : 10 Correspondence 1933-1937. New York City- Official

Scope and Contents Note

Includes city government departments and utilities documents including Dedication of the Lincoln Tunnel announcement; proposed Bowling Green restoration; Department of Buildings; Department of Water Supply; Frequent correspondent: Lawrence Craner (Assistant Director, Division of Advisory Committees New York World's Fair).

1933-1937
Box: 180 Folder : 11 Correspondence 1933-1937. New York City- Public Library

Scope and Contents Note

Includes publicity on various NYPL exhibitions.

1933-1937
Box: 180 Folder : 12 Correspondence 1933-1937. New York City- Sales Tax

Scope and Contents Note

Consists mainly of blank and filled in return of receipts from sales and services (Form No. 12 STX) from the Department of Finance.

1933-1937
Box: 180 Folder : 13 Correspondence 1933-1937. New York Edison Company

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns bills from Con Edison for electric use of N-YHS and letters exempting the institution from paying Federal tax under the U.S. Revenue Act of 1932.

1933-1937
Box: 180 Folder : 14 Correspondence 1933-1937. New York Genealogical & Biographical Society
1933-1937
Box: 180 Folder : 15 Correspondence 1933-1937. New York Library Association

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the 1938 Conference of the New York Library Association held in Lake Mohonk.

1933-1937
Box: 180 Folder : 16 Correspondence 1933-1937. New York Society Library

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the original plans of Fort George and other buildings in the Lake George Battleground Park and administrative matters of association.

1933-1937
Box: 180 Folder : 17 Correspondence 1933-1937. New York State Historical Association
1933-1937
Box: 180 Folder : 18 Correspondence 1933-1937. New York State Library
1933-1937
Box: 180 Folder : 19 Correspondence 1933-1937. New York State-Misc.

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the first inventory of the Historical Records Survey in New York State, "Albany County Archives"; Centennial Anniversary of the opening of the Sailors' Snug Harbor Institution on Staten Island.

1933-1937
Box: 180 Folder : 20 Correspondence 1933-1937. New York State-University of

Scope and Contents Note

Includes exchanges between A.J.Wall and Hugh M. Flick (Supervisor of Public Records) in regard to the preservation of old state public records such as old chattel mortgages and deeds, and other matters.

1933-1937
Box: 181 Folder : 1 Correspondence 1933-1937. New York Steam Corporation
1933-1937
Box: 181 Folder : 2 Correspondence 1933-1937. New York Telephone Company
1933-1937
Box: 181 Folder : 3 Correspondence 1933-1937. Ni

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns educational programming for children and adults at the N-YHS in exchanges between A.J.Wall and Herbert B. Nichols (Secretary, Thomas Paine National Historical Association).

1933-1937
Box: 181 Folder : 4 Correspondence 1933-1937. No

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns a visit to the museum from young girls from the Women's & Girls’ Division of Flushing YMCA.

1933-1937
Box: 181 Folder : 5 Correspondence 1933-1937. Nu-Ny

Scope and Contents Note

Frequent correspondent: Richard Offner

1933-1937
Box: 181 Folder : 6 Correspondence 1933-1937. Oa-Oc
1933-1937
Box: 181 Folder : 7 Correspondence 1933-1937. Od-Og
1933-1937
Box: 181 Folder : 8 Correspondence 1933-1937. Oh

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns certificates of Series N-106 New York Title & Mortgage Company.

1933-1937
Box: 181 Folder : 9 Correspondence 1933-1937. Oj-Ok

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns bookplates used by several Presidents of the United States.

1933-1937
Box: 181 Folder : 10 Correspondence 1933-1937. Okie, John M.

Scope and Contents Note

John M. Okie was the Assistant Secretary of the Philadelphia Society for Promoting Agriculture.

1933-1937
Box: 181 Folder : 11 Correspondence 1933-1937. Ol

Scope and Contents Note

Frequent correspondent: The Old Print Shop.

1933-1937
Box: 181 Folder : 12 Correspondence 1933-1937. Om-Oz

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns lantern slides loaned to the Barbara Heck Bicentenary Commission.

1933-1937
Box: 181 Folder : 13 Correspondence 1933-1937. Pa

Scope and Contents Note

Includes brief history of the Stadt-Huys Building (first City Hall in New York City) built by the West India Company and opened in 1642; presentation of several military items to the Society by Col. A. Kenny C. Palmer; list of names incribed on brass tablets submitted to J.S. Packard.

1933-1937
Box: 181 Folder : 14 Correspondence 1933-1937. Palmer, John McA. (Brig. Gen.)

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the reference requests and other matter in regard to the publication of Palmer's book, Life of General von Steuben.

1933-1937
Box: 181 Folder : 15 Correspondence 1933-1937. Parish, Henry

Scope and Contents Note

Henry Parish served on the Executive Committee (1933-1937). Concerns changes to the By-laws of the N-YHS.

1933-1937
Box: 181 Folder : 16 Correspondence 1933-1937. Pe-Pf
1933-1937
Box: 181 Folder : 17 Correspondence 1933-1937. Pell, Howland

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns gifts presented to Society by Howland Pell, including a gavel made of wood from the H.M.S. French warship "LeCelebre" sunk in Louisbourg harbor in 1758.

1933-1937
Box: 181 Folder : 18 Correspondence 1933-1937. Pell, Stephen H.P.

Scope and Contents Note

Stephen H.P. Pell was Director of the Fort Ticonderoga Museum. Concerns the disposition of the Egyptian collection to the Brooklyn Museum.

1933-1937
Box: 181 Folder : 19 Correspondence 1933-1937. Pennsylvania (Historical Society of)

Scope and Contents Note

Correspondent: Julian Boyd (Librarian).

1933-1937
Box: 182 Folder : 1 Correspondence 1933-1937. Pennsylvania Museum of Art

Scope and Contents Note

Includes a calendar for November-December 1935 for the Pennsylvania Museum of Art.

1933-1937
Box: 182 Folder : 2 Correspondence 1933-1937. Western Pennsylvania Historical Survey

Scope and Contents Note

The Western Pennsylvania Historical Survey (WPHS) worked under the auspices of the Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania and the University of Pittsburgh. Concerns a survey that compiled a list of all the newspapers and periodicals published in western Pennsylvania (comprising 27 counties), as well as manuscript materials relating to western Pennsylvania.

1933-1937
Box: 182 Folder : 3 Correspondence 1933-1937. Ph

Scope and Contents Note

Includes invoices from the Photostat Corporation; correspondence from Sayre M. Ramsdell (Vice-President, Philco Radio & Television Corporation) with regard to freedom of the air and issues in radio broadcasting.

1933-1937
Box: 182 Folder : 4 Correspondence 1933-1937. Pi
1933-1937
Box: 182 Folder : 5 Correspondence 1933-1937. Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the document glass received from this company as not being successful at keeping strong light from fading items in case; N-YHS conducted an experiment at the company's request.

1933-1937
Box: 182 Folder : 6 Correspondence 1933-1937. Pl
1933-1937
Box: 182 Folder : 7 Correspondence 1933-1937. Po

Scope and Contents Note

Frequent correspondent: The Poughkeepsie Savings Bank.

1933-1937
Box: 182 Folder : 8 Correspondence 1933-1937. Polish Organizations & Individuals

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the Pulaski Military Club's Pulaski Memorial Exercises, dedication ceremonies of the General Pulaski Memorial Skyway on October 11, 1933, and items lent to the Polish Institute of Arts and Letters by the N-YHS.

1933-1937
Box: 182 Folder : 9 Correspondence 1933-1937. Pr

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the presentation by Olivia S.T.Pruyn to the N-YHS of commissary papers pertaining to Fort George and Fort Ticonderoga from 1775.

1933-1937
Box: 182 Folder : 10 Correspondence 1933-1937. Princeton University
1933-1937
Box: 182 Folder : 11 Correspondence 1933-1937. Pu-Py
1933-1937
Box: 182 Folder : 12 Correspondence 1933-1937. Public Service Commission

Scope and Contents Note

The Commission is charged by law with the responsibility to set rates and ensure that adequate service is provided by New York's utilities. Concerns the rates to be charged to charitable institutions such as N-YHS, and N-YHS complaints of being over-charged for gas by Con Edison.

1933-1937
Box: 182 Folder : 13 Correspondence 1933-1937. Qu

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the program planned for the Regional Library Institute held at Queens Borough Public Library; order form for the book edited by A.J.Wall, Uniforms of the American, British, French, and German Armies in the War of the American Revolution;

1933-1937
Box: 182 Folder : 14 Correspondence 1933-1937. Ra
1933-1937
Box: 182 Folder : 15 Correspondence 1933-1937. Re

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns invitation of the N-YHS to the Regional Plan Association, an organization developed to carry out a comprehensive plan of development for the New York region. Frequent correspondent: Helen W. Reynolds.

1933-1937
Box: 182 Folder : 16 Correspondence 1933-1937. Reeves, William Fullerton

Scope and Contents Note

William Fullerton Reeves was an assistant Engineer of the Manhattan Division of the Interborough Rapid Transit Conpany. Concerns Reeves' publication of his book, The First Elevated Railroads in Manhattan and the Bronx of the City of New York: The Story of Their Development and Progress

1933-1937
Box: 182 Folder : 17 Correspondence 1933-1937. Reid, Wallace

Scope and Contents Note

Wallace Reid was President of Wallace Reid and Company and member of the Insurance Society of New York. Concerns reference request made to N-YHS, particularly of private residences.

1933-1937
Box: 182 Folder : 18 Correspondence 1933-1937. Revill, Janie

Scope and Contents Note

Janie Revill submitted typed and bound pamphlets of her genealogical notes for purchase.

1933-1937
Box: 182 Folder : 19 Correspondence 1933-1937. Rh
1933-1937
Box: 182 Folder : 20 Correspondence 1933-1937. Rhode Island Historical Society
1933-1937
Box: 182 Folder : 21 Correspondence 1933-1937. Ri
1933-1937
Box: 182 Folder : 22 Correspondence 1933-1937. Richardson, William H.

Scope and Contents Note

William H. Richardson worked for the Department of Local History (Jersey City, NJ Board of Education). Concerns reference requests for the Voyage of the Half Moon (1609) through New Jersey, the burning of New York, and Powles Hook.

1933-1937
Box: 183 Folder : 1 Correspondence 1933-1937. Roa-Rog

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the Roerick Banner of Peace displayed at the N-YHS, presented by the Roerich Museum, and created by Nicholas Roerich for the "protection of artistic, scientific, and religious institutions and monuments throughout the world"; Edgar Allen Poe cottage.

1933-1937
Box: 183 Folder : 2 Correspondence 1933-1937. Roh-Roz

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the removal of the roof of the museum and having the galleries and corridors lighted by skylights; Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt portrait; restoration of paintings by M.J.Rougeron; correspondence to President Franklin Roosevelt on various matters pertaining to N-YHS and Lynbrook School District.

1933-1937
Box: 183 Folder : 3 Correspondence 1933-1937. William A. Robinson Ltd.

Scope and Contents Note

William H. Robinson, Ltd. was a dealer in rare and fine books relating to America.

1933-1937
Box: 183 Folder : 4 Correspondence 1933-1937. Rochester, NY
1933-1937
Box: 183 Folder : 5 Correspondence 1933-1937. Rosenbach Company

Scope and Contents Note

Rosenbach Company was a dealer of rare books, paintings, and prints in Philadelphia, PA.

1933-1937
Box: 183 Folder : 6 Correspondence 1933-1937. Rosenthal, Albert

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the list of directors for the New York Crystal Palace Exhibition in 1853.

1933-1937
Box: 183 Folder : 7 Correspondence 1933-1937. Ru-Ry
1933-1937
Box: 183 Folder : 8-9 Correspondence 1933-1937. Sa (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the lecture tour of Dagny Carter (mainly on Chinese art and culture) and Frances Hotham (whose lecture were on subjects including Hungary and the Hungarians and Wanderings in the United States and Canada).

1933-1937
Box: 183 Folder : 10 Correspondence 1933-1937. Saint
1933-1937
Box: 183 Folder : 11 Correspondence 1933-1937. Satterlee, Herbert L.

Scope and Contents Note

Herbert L. Satterlee served as Third Vice-President of the N-YHS. Concerns new ruling by the Executive Committee that to make a loan possible, a two-thirds vote of the members is required.

1933-1937
Box: 183 Folder : 12 Correspondence 1933-1937. Sawitzky, William

Scope and Contents Note

William Sawitzky was a researcher in American painting.

1933-1937
Box: 183 Folder : 13-14 Correspondence 1933-1937. Sc (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns Title Certificate N-97.

1933-1937
Box: 183 Folder : 15 Correspondence 1933-1937. Schermerhorn, E. Gilbert

Scope and Contents Note

Major E. Gilbert Schermerhorn was a benefactor of the society who donated many items to the museum, including a Holy Bible published in London, 1795.

1933-1937
Box: 183 Folder : 16 Correspondence 1933-1937. Se

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns copies of The First Elevated Railroads in Manhattan and the Bronx of the City of New York: The Story of Their Development and Progress.

1933-1937
Box: 184 Folder : 1 Correspondence 1933-1937. Seton, Harold

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns Harold Seton's many photograph collections including actors and Shakespearean actors of the New York Stage and donation to the N-YHS.

1933-1937
Box: 184 Folder : 2 Correspondence 1933-1937. Sh

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns Series N-96 Certificates issued and guaranteed by New York Title and Mortgage Company.

1933-1937
Box: 184 Folder : 3 Correspondence 1933-1937. Si
1933-1937
Box: 184 Folder : 4 Correspondence 1933-1937. Sk
1933-1937
Box: 184 Folder : 5 Correspondence 1933-1937. Sl
1933-1937
Box: 184 Folder : 6 Correspondence 1933-1937. Sm
1933-1937
Box: 184 Folder : 7 Correspondence 1933-1937. Sn
1933-1937
Box: 184 Folder : 8 Correspondence 1933-1937. So

Scope and Contents Note

Includes document describing the Southern Historical Association's organization in Atlanta, Georgia in 1934.

1933-1937
Box: 184 Folder : 9 Correspondence 1933-1937. Society of Colonial Wars

Scope and Contents Note

Consists primarily of acknowledgements of receiving Quarterly Bulletins from the N-YHS.

1933-1937
Box: 184 Folder : 10 Correspondence 1933-1937. Society for Propagation of Gospel in Foreign Parts

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the Society's publication of the book, Charles Inglis,, discussion of N-YHS's role in preserving many important collections of manuscripts relating to the Colonial History of the Church of England in America, and reference requests.

1933-1937
Box: 184 Folder : 11 Correspondence 1933-1937. Sons of the Revolution

Scope and Contents Note

Consists of announcements and events on organization letterhead in regard to meetings, annual Flag Day celebrations, membership application queries, historic excursions, and other matters.

1933-1937
Box: 184 Folder : 12 Correspondence 1933-1937. Sp

Scope and Contents Note

Consists mainly of exchanges between George W. Sparger (Law Bookseller and Publisher) and A.J.Wall.

1933-1937
Box: 184 Folder : 13 Correspondence 1933-1937. Sta
1933-1937
Box: 185 Folder : 1 Correspondence 1933-1937. Ste-Sti

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns remarks by A.J.Wall with regard to the organization of the Sons of the Revolution "stimulated the publication and preservation of historical records which hitherto had been neglected."

1933-1937
Box: 185 Folder : 2 Correspondence 1933-1937. Stevens and Brown, Ltd.

Scope and Contents Note

Stevens & Brown were Library, Literary, and Fine Art Agents based in London, England. Concerns orders for publications and other items placed with the company.

1933-1937
Box: 185 Folder : 3 Correspondence 1933-1937. Sto

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns list of the Committees for the Dedication of the Stony Point Battlefield Museum Building, of which A..J. Wall was on the Advisory Committee.

1933-1937
Box: 185 Folder : 4 Correspondence 1933-1937. Stone, Harry (bookshop)
1933-1937
Box: 185 Folder : 5 Correspondence 1933-1937. Str-Sty
1933-1937
Box: 185 Folder : 6 Correspondence 1933-1937. Su

Scope and Contents Note

Includes several letters from Congressman William Sulzer concerning his many donations to the N-YHS.

1933-1937
Box: 185 Folder : 7 Correspondence 1933-1937. Sullivan, George Hammond

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the many donations to the N-YHS by George H. Sullivan.

1933-1937
Box: 185 Folder : 8 Correspondence 1933-1937. Sw-Sz
1933-1937
Box: 185 Folder : 9 Correspondence 1933-1937. Ta
1933-1937
Box: 185 Folder : 10 Correspondence 1933-1937. Te
1933-1937
Box: 185 Folder : 11 Correspondence 1933-1937. Th
1933-1937
Box: 185 Folder : 12 Correspondence 1933-1937. Ti
1933-1937
Box: 185 Folder : 13 Correspondence 1933-1937. To

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the location of the New York Infirmary for Women and Children at 64 Bleecker Street, originally part of the Nicholas Bayard East Farm, and established in 1857; lecture given by Prof. R.G.Trotter (Queen's University) on "The Basis of Canadian-American Relations."

1933-1937
Box: 185 Folder : 14 Correspondence 1933-1937. Tr
1933-1937
Box: 185 Folder : 15 Correspondence 1933-1937. Tu
1933-1937
Box: 186 Folder : 1 Correspondence 1933-1937. Charles E. Tuttle (company)

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the various publications (genealogical) and other materials (lithographs) sent to N-YHS from this publishing firm.

1933-1937
Box: 186 Folder : 2 Correspondence 1933-1937. Tw-Ty
1933-1937
Box: 186 Folder : 3 Correspondence 1933-1937. U

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the Pittsburgh Glass Company's "document glass."

1933-1937
Box: 186 Folder : 4 Correspondence 1933-1937. U.S.A.

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns request by the N-YHS to the President of the United States in regard to the WPA Federal Art Project for the creation of scenes of important events in American history for the museum's new building (ultimately denied as not federal project); President Roosevelt unfinished portrait painted by DeWitt M. Lockman for the N-YHS; Territorial Papers Act.

1933-1937
Box: 186 Folder : 5 Correspondence 1933-1937. U.S.A.- United States Constitution Sesquicentennial Commission

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the loan of four portraits, negatives and positives, and other materials by the N-YHS for the 150th anniversary of the formation of the constitution.

1933-1937
Box: 186 Folder : 6 Correspondence 1933-1937. U.S.A.- National Archives

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the transfer of documents from the Department of Justice and Attorney General (since 1903) to the National Archives, the transfer of the "Senate Files" from the Capitol to the Archives, and materials from other government departments and organizations; the methods of preservation of documents by the Archives.

1933-1937
Box: 186 Folder : 7 Correspondence 1933-1937. U.S.A.-Library of Congress

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns maps made by Simeon De Witt, Robert Erskine, as well as reference requests.

1933-1937
Box: 186 Folder : 8 Correspondence 1933-1937. U.S.A.-Smithsonian Institution
1933-1937
Box: 186 Folder : 9 Correspondence 1933-1937. U.S.A.- Works Progress Administration

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the Historical Records Survey conducted by the WPA to secure careful statements of the housing needs of manuscript depositories, the Federal Art Project, and other projects.

1933-1937
Box: 186 Folder : 10 Correspondence 1933-1937. Va-Val
1933-1937
Box: 186 Folder : 11 Correspondence 1933-1937. Vam-Vaz
1933-1937
Box: 186 Folder : 12 Correspondence 1933-1937. Van Buren, Martin (Lindenwald Homestead)

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the Association for the Preservation of "Lindenwald" Van Buren homestead in Kinderhook, NY and its goal of acquiring the property for the state of New York; reports of association meetings.

1933-1937
Box: 186 Folder : 13 Correspondence 1933-1937. Ve

Scope and Contents Note

Mainly concerns the Veterans of Foreign Wars organization.

1933-1937
Box: 186 Folder : 14 Correspondence 1933-1937. Vi
1933-1937
Box: 186 Folder : 15 Correspondence 1933-1937. Vo-Vr

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns exchanges between the Robert C. Vose Galleries and the N-YHS.

1933-1937
Box: 187 Folder : 1 Correspondence 1933-1937. Voge, Law

Scope and Contents Note

Law Voge donated several genealogical items to the N-YHS.

1933-1937
Box: 187 Folder : 2-3 Correspondence 1933-1937. Wa (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns concert given by Crystal Waters, "Program of Jenny Lind Songs;" Frequent correspondents: Walton Advertising and Printing Company, The Washington Memorial (Valley Forge, PA).

1933-1937
Box: 187 Folder : 4 Correspondence 1933-1937. Wall, Bernhardt

Scope and Contents Note

Bernhardt Wall was a writer whose works included Following Abraham Lincoln and  Following Thomas Jefferson. Concerns reference requests.

1933-1937
Box: 187 Folder : 5 Correspondence 1933-1937. John B. Watkins Company

Scope and Contents Note

The John B. Watkins Company was a printing company that served many organizations.

1933-1937
Box: 187 Folder : 6 Correspondence 1933-1937. Watkins, Dr. S.C.G.

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the collection of Dr. S.G.G.Watkins (of Montclair, NJ), and other matters.

Box: 187 Folder : 7-8 Correspondence 1933-1937. Wea-Wel (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Frequent correspondents: Oscar Wegelin and the Homestead Aid Association of Utica.

1933-1937
Box: 187 Folder : 9 Correspondence 1933-1937. Weekes, Frederick Delano et al

Scope and Contents Note

Consists of exchanges between Alice Delano Weekes, sister of Frederick D. Weekes concerning the death of her brother, F.D. Weekes; correspondence between F.D. Weekes and A.J.Wall (Librarian, N-YHS) in regard to the Blizzard of 1888 and other matters.

1933-1937
Box: 187 Folder : 10 Correspondence 1933-1937. Weekes Brothers--Arthur Sutherland

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns real estate and financial matters exchanged between Arthur Sutherland (of Weekes Bros.) and A.J.Wall and other individuals; revision of N-YHS by-laws. Includes a Statement of Legal Services Rendered by Weekes Brothers, 1903-1935, which includes a list of estates, real estate purchases and sales, charter amendments, damage claims, and other matters for which Weekes Brothers rendered services to NYHS.

1933-1937
Box: 187 Folder : 11 Correspondence 1933-1937. Weekes, John A.

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the exchanges between A.J.Wall, Treasurer Zabriskie, and various family members in regard to the new building's progression, financial, and other matters while Weekes was recuperating from illness.

1933-1937
Box: 187 Folder : 12 Correspondence 1933-1937. Wem-Wez
1933-1937
Box: 187 Folder : 13 Correspondence 1933-1937. Westchester County Historical Society

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns annual meetings and the annual fall pilgrimages of the Westchester County Historical Society.

1933-1937
Box: 187 Folder : 14 Correspondence 1933-1937. Westervelt, Leonidas
1933-1937
Box: 187 Folder : 15 Correspondence 1933-1937. Wh

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns Gore Place (Waltham, Massachusettes) seat of Governor Christopher Gore (1758-1827).

1933-1937
Box: 187 Folder : 16 Correspondence 1933-1937. Whitlock's, Inc.

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the purchase of the Charlotte Temple Moore painting of the Reuben Moore homestead in Chatham, NY.

1933-1937
Box: 188 Folder : 1-2 Correspondence 1933-1937. Wi (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the trip to Europe A.J.Wall took for the "purpose of studying skylight construction in museums and galleries, as well as lighting;" letter to Mrs. Woodrow Wilson in regard to portraits of wives of Presidents of the United States; mortgage certificates; Frequent correspondents: Wiggins & Faulkner (Attorneys), Colonial Williamsburg, Inc., Mrs. George Wilde.

1933-1937
Box: 188 Folder : 3 Correspondence 1933-1937. Wilder's Bookshop

Scope and Contents Note

Wilder's Bookshop supplied genealogical and historical publications, antiques, and art objects.

1933-1937
Box: 188 Folder : 4 Correspondence 1933-1937. Williams, Caroline R. (Mrs.)

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the agreement between the Brooklyn Museum and the N-YHS in regard to the disposition of the N-YHS's Egyptian collection and the acquisition by the Brooklyn Museum.

1933-1937
Box: 188 Folder : 5 Correspondence 1933-1937. Willoughbys

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns invoices and resale certification from camera vendor.

1933-1937
Box: 188 Folder : 6 Correspondence 1933-1937. Wilmerding, A. Clinton

Scope and Contents Note

A. Clinton Wilmerding was a vendor of photographic supplies and President of the Old Guard of the Kennel World.

1933-1937
Box: 188 Folder : 7 Correspondence 1933-1937. Wilmerding, Lucius

Scope and Contents Note

Wilmerding was a member of the Executive Committee and a member of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society.

1933-1937
Box: 188 Folder : 8 Correspondence 1933-1937. H.W.Wilson Company

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns publications and renewal notices from H.W.Wilson Company (publishers of Indexes and Reference Works.

1933-1937
Box: 188 Folder : 9 Correspondence 1933-1937. Wim-Wis
1933-1937
Box: 188 Folder : 10 Correspondence 1933-1937. Wod-Wor

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns materials of the Durand family presented by Nora Durand Woodman.

1933-1937
Box: 188 Folder : 11 Correspondence 1933-1937. Wr-Wu
1933-1937
Box: 188 Folder : 12 Correspondence 1933-1937. Wy
1933-1937
Box: 188 Folder : 13 Correspondence 1933-1937. Y

Scope and Contents Note

Includes "Public Utilities in 1936," a study conducted by Young & Ottley, Inc.

1933-1937
Box: 188 Folder : 14 Correspondence 1933-1937. Yale University -School of Fine Arts

Scope and Contents Note

Correspondents include Yale University Library, Press, School of Fine Arts, Review, etc. Concerns lighting of picture galleries such as the London National Gallery and the National Portrait Gallery.

1933-1937
Box: 188 Folder : 15 Correspondence 1933-1937. Youngs, Florence E.

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns items for sale by genealogist Florence Youngs to the N-YHS.

1933-1937
Box: 188 Folder : 16 Correspondence 1933-1937. Z
1933-1937
Box: 189 Folder : 1 Correspondence 1933-1937. Zabriskie, George A.

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns financial and maintenance transactions related to investment of real estate properties (now managed by Equity Conservation Corporation) by the N-YHS submitted to Treasurer Zabriskie; Schackno Act and mortgage certificates.

1933-1934
Box: 189 Folder : 2 Correspondence 1933-1937. Zabriskie, George A.

Scope and Contents Note

Correspondence between Zabriskie and A.J.Wall (Librarian) concerns the replacement of the first Vice-President following the death of Arthur H. Masten; staff salaries; distribution of the Thompson Estate and N-YHS stock investments; mortgages held by the N-YHS and related matters.

1935
Box: 189 Folder : 3 Correspondence 1933-1937. Zabriskie, George A.

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the planning for the new N-YHS building, including architectural plans from Walker and Gillette; builders Turner Construction Company; lighting design assistance from Philip N. Youtz (Director, Brooklyn Museums); financial matters.

1936
Box: 189 Folder : 4 Correspondence 1933-1937. Zabriskie, George A.
1937
Box: 189 Folder : 5 Correspondence 1933-1937. Zeitlin, Jake Inc.

Scope and Contents Note

Jake Zeitlin, Inc. was an importer and dealer of first editions, art, and other materials.

1933-1937
Box: 189 Folder : 6 Correspondence 1938-1942. A-Am

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the Annual Allied Artists of America exhibition held at the N-YHS.

1938-1942
Box: 189 Folder : 7 Correspondence 1938-1942. American A-American Z

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns member list of The American Association for State and Local History of which A.J. Wall (Director, N-YHS) and Dorothy C. Barck (Librarian, N-YHS), were members; N-YHS's involvement with the Museums Committee of the American Red Cross War Fund and serving as a space for the Red Cross surgical dressings; correspondence with the American Museum of Natural History requesting the N-YHS take part in Air Raid Protection for the museum and community; report for the training of archivists from Ernst Posner (Society of American Archivists); constitution of the American Association for State and Local History (formed in 1940).

1938-1942
Box: 189 Folder : 8 Correspondence 1938-1942. An-Az

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the publication, The Odyssey of the Mary Celeste, presented to the Society by the Atlantic Mutual Insurance Company on the company's 100th Anniversary; extensive correspondence between Joseph Atz (Lawyer) and N-YHS discusses the estate of Kate C. Jones (caricatures, maps, prints, etc. of the period 1836-50 and William George Stewart letters).

1937
Box: 189 Folder : 9 Correspondence 1938-1942. Associated Hospital Service of New York

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns general enrollment in the service between 1939 and 1942; updated health insurance contract for N-YHS employees; fees for enrollment, and related matters.

1937
Box: 189 Folder : 10 Correspondence 1938-1942. Ba

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the East Hampton Thompson estate opening reception and letter to Mayor Judson L. Banister to say a few words of welcome; correspondence from genealogist Rosalie Fellows Bailey.

1937
Box: 189 Folder : 11 Correspondence 1938-1942. Banks, James Lenox

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns Fourth Vice-President James Lenox Banks' role on the N-YHS's Safety Committee and the preparations N-YHS made to safeguard the collections in case of air raids during the war, including the use of a secure location in the Pocono Mountains; donations made by Banks to Society, and other matters.

1938-1942
Box: 189 Folder : 12 Correspondence 1938-1942. Be

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the potential acquisition of the coach Lincoln was driven in while visiting Trenton, New Jersey owned by John Dunn Buckelew; Frequent correspondent: William E. Benjamin.

1938-1942
Box: 190 Folder : 1 Correspondence 1938-1942. Beekman, Fenwick Dr.

Scope and Contents Note

Dr. Fenwick Beekman (second Vice-President, N-YHS) served on the Committee of Safety. Concerns Beekman Family Association furniture, tapestries, and cradle as used in the "old Beekman House on 49th street," gifted to the N-YHS in 1910.

1938-1942
Box: 190 Folder : 2 Correspondence 1938-1942. Benson, Arthur D.

Scope and Contents Note

Arthur D. Benson was a descendant of Lt. Col. Robert Benson (1739-1832), who served as Aide-de-Camp to Governor George Clinton in the American Revolution, as well as the descendant of Judge Egbert Benson (1746-1833), N-YHS's first President. Several letters discuss the burial place of Judge Egbert Benson in Prospect Cemetery; several items presented to the N-YHS; Washington Inaugural scene at 1939 World's Fair.

1938-1942
Box: 190 Folder : 3 Correspondence 1938-1942. Benson, Judge Egbert

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the bronze tablet designed for the gravesite of Judge Egbert Benson (1746-1833), N-YHS's first President, in Prospect Cemetery, Jamaica, NY.

1938-1942
Box: 190 Folder : 4 Correspondence 1938-1942. Benson, Hevlyn D.

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the rededication of St. Paul's Church (Eastchester, Mount Vernon) following its restoration, and includes copies of article discussing the ceremony.

1938-1942
Box: 190 Folder : 5 Correspondence 1938-1942. Bi-Bl
1938-1942
Box: 190 Folder : 6 Correspondence 1938-1942. Blizzard Men of 1888

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns a prize essay on the Blizzard of 1888 and meeting announcements for the Association.

1938-1942
Box: 190 Folder : 7 Correspondence 1938-1942. Bo-Bry

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the acquisition of 158 World War I posters from Laurence P. Roberts (Director, The Brooklyn Museum); announcement of death of Reginald Pelham Bolton; precautions taken by the Brooklyn Museum to safeguard collections during the war; letter from Boyce, Hughes, & Farrell (Certified Public Accountants) in regard to N-YHS balance sheet dated December 31, 1939.

1938-1942
Box: 190 Folder : 8 Correspondence 1938-1942. Bu-By
1938-1942
Box: 190 Folder : 9 Correspondence 1938-1942. Caa-Car

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns bequest from Rev. Melancthon Lloyd Woolsey to N-YHS.

1938-1942
Box: 190 Folder : 10 Correspondence 1938-1942. Carnegie Corporation of New York

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the $15,000 grant to the N-YHS for the Carnegie Corporation's program in American painting, including annual reports submitted to the Corporation on the progress made under the grant.

1938-1942
Box: 190 Folder : 11 Correspondence 1938-1942. Carney, Dr. Sydney, Jr.
1938-1942
Box: 190 Folder : 12 Correspondence 1938-1942. Ch-Clo

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the Committee on Cultural Resources appointed by the N-YHS to prepare materials for transport in case of bombing during the war; letter discusses skylights being covered and sand being placed on top floors.

1938-1942
Box: 190 Folder : 13 Correspondence 1938-1942. Coa-Col

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns photographs for portraits for William Sawitzky's lectures for the “Early American Painting” course.

1938-1942
Box: 190 Folder : 14 Correspondence 1938-1942. Color Slides Cooperative

Scope and Contents Note

Color Slides Cooperative was created in 1939 as a method by which "recently developed slides could be made available to education institutions throughout the country." Concerns the cooperation of the N-YHS for the series of color slides issues by Color Slides Cooperative, Survey of American Painting, and The Collections of the National Gallery of Art; includes bulletins for the Cooperative Slide Project.

1938-1942
Box: 190 Folder : 15 Correspondence 1938-1942. Columbia University

Scope and Contents Note

Consists mainly of correspondence between A.J.Wall (Director, N-YHS) and the Columbia University Press on publications and other matters.

1938-1942
Box: 190 Folder : 16 Correspondence 1938-1942. Columbia University (A.J.Wall's class)

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the course A.J.Wall (Director, N-YHS) gave at Columbia University in 1942, "History 280: Resources and Methods of the American Historical Society Library and Museum;" includes lecture outlines.

1938-1942
Box: 190 Folder : 17 Correspondence 1938-1942. Committee on Conservation of Cultural Resources

Scope and Contents Note

The Committee on Conservation of Cultural Resources was established in 1941 to prepare and plan for the protection of materials of cultural, scientific, and historic importance in Federal agencies; Includes paper, "Archives and the War," presented by Collas G. Harris (Chairman of the Committee) at the 64th Annual Conference; discussion of the danger posed by skylights durng war time and the protection of collections.

1938-1942
Box: 190 Folder : 18 Correspondence 1938-1942. Conference of Historical Societies

Scope and Contents Note

Documentation includes a preliminary draft of the Report of the Policy Committee; N-YHS served as host for meetings.

1938-1942
Box: 190 Folder : 19 Correspondence 1938-1942. Con-Cor
1938-1942
Box: 190 Folder : 20 Correspondence 1938-1942. Correspondence Logs

Scope and Contents Note

Consists of two logbooks that captured dates and names of incoming correspondence, as well as when replies were sent out.

1940-1941
Box: 190 Folder : 21 Correspondence 1938-1942. Cos-Coz
1938-1942
Box: 190 Folder : 22 Correspondence 1938-1942. Cr

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns gifts made by Henry Chauncey Cryder to the N-YHS.

1938-1942
Box: 191 Folder : 1 Correspondence 1938-1942. Cu-Cy

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the Port of New York Room at the N-YHS that contained the pictures of all types of boats that entered NY harbor, and the presentation of a picture of the Queen Mary and oil painting of the steamship Olympic from Cunard White Star Line.

1938-1942
Box: 191 Folder : 2 Correspondence 1938-1942. Da
1938-1942
Box: 191 Folder : 3 Correspondence 1938-1942. De
1938-1942
Box: 191 Folder : 4 Correspondence 1938-1942. DeGroot, Adelaide Milton

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the various donations made to the Society by Adelaide Milton de Groot, descendant of Honorable Charles Hawley, Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut.

1938-1942
Box: 191 Folder : 5 Correspondence 1938-1942. Delafield, John Ross

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the items presented to the N-YHS from General John Ross Delafield.

1938-1942
Box: 191 Folder : 6 Correspondence 1938-1942. Delafield, Lewis L.

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the revision of N-YHS's by-laws.

1938-1942
Box: 191 Folder : 7 Correspondence 1938-1942. Dioramas (Rudolph Russell)

Scope and Contents Note

Rudolph Russell was a diorama maker. Correspondence discusses Russell's specifications for diorama of Battery Park for the N-YHS.

1938-1942
Box: 191 Folder : 8 Correspondence 1938-1942. Di

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the donations of several items to the Landauer Collection, including match box covers and meal bags; letter from Walt Disney Productions in regard to sending a bookplate of Mr. Disney to the N-YHS.

1938-1942
Box: 191 Folder : 9 Correspondence 1938-1942. Do

Scope and Contents Note

Consists of mention of the Folk Art Gallery formerly owned by Elie Nadelman.

1938-1942
Box: 191 Folder : 10 Correspondence 1938-1942. Dowling, Robert E.

Scope and Contents Note

Robert E. Dowling served on the Executive Committee and as Second Vice President of N-YHS. Includes biography; committee appointed by President Zabriskie to "consider the verbal offer of Mr. Robert W. Dowling to acquire and present to the Society the Old Merchant's House at 29 East Fourth Street...as a memorial to his father the late Robert E. Dowling," declined by the N-YHS; investments in the Certified Mortgage issues held by the Society.

1938-1942
Box: 191 Folder : 11 Correspondence 1938-1942. Dr
1938-1942
Box: 191 Folder : 12 Correspondence 1938-1942. Du-Dy

Scope and Contents Note

Frequent correspondent: Henry F. DuPont.

1938-1942
Box: 191 Folder : 13 Correspondence 1938-1942. Ea-Ek
1938-1942
Box: 191 Folder : 14 Correspondence 1938-1942. El-Ez

Separated Materials Note

Concerns the gift of various Ellis family items to the Society by Mrs. Augustus Van Horne Ellis.

1938-1942
Box: 191 Folder : 15 Correspondence 1938-1942. Evans, Lena Cadwalader

Scope and Contents Note

Consists primarily of the many gifts presented to the N-YHS by Lena Cadwalader Evans.

1938-1942
Box: 191 Folder : 16 Correspondence 1938-1942. Early American Industries Association

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns administrative issues including member lists of the Association, founded by William B. Sprague. A.J. Wall (Director, N-YHS) served as President.

1938-1941
Box: 192 Folder : 1-2 Correspondence 1938-1942. Early American Industries Association (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns administrative issues; minutes; membership lists in the Association; the Chronicle (publication) of the Association.

1942
Box: 192 Folder : 3 Correspondence 1938-1942. East Hampton (MISC.)

Scope and Contents Note

Consists of exchanges between A.J.Wall (Director, N-YHS) and the East Hampton Historical Society in regard to the Dominy Collection; includes letters in regard to East Hampton Thompson Memorial Homestead, a satellite museum operated during the summer by the N-YHS.

1938-1942
Box: 192 Folder : 4 Correspondence 1938-1942. Fa-Fl

Scope and Contents Note

Correspondence between Stanley M. Isaacs (President, Borough of Manhattan), Joseph Downs (Curator, Metropolitan Museum of Art), and others discuss the proposal to build a Battery Park Memorial Museum to preserve many of the interiors of old homes that were being demolished as a result of the Battery Tunnel construction.

1938-1942
Box: 192 Folder : 5 Correspondence 1938-1942. Fahnestock, Harris

Scope and Contents Note

Harris Fahnestock was a donor to the Society who presented his horse-drawn carriage collection and publications about carriages to the N-YHS. The collection included various types of carriages including a Brougham, Panel Boot Victoria, Demi-mail phaeton, and Stanhope gig.

1938-1942
Box: 192 Folder : 6 Correspondence 1938-1942. Florida Historical Society
1938-1942
Box: 192 Folder : 7 Correspondence 1938-1942. Fo

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns first drafts of the Hamilton-Burr duel correspondence in letters to St. George L. Sioussat of the Library of Congress allowing permission to photostat the collection consisting of close to 300 documents written between 1779 and 1837; Frequent correspondent: The Folk Arts Center (Elizabeth Burchenel).

1938-1942
Box: 192 Folder : 8 Correspondence 1938-1942. Foreign

Separated Materials Note

Concerns the display cases at the N-YHS as made by Remington Rand, Inc.

1938-1942
Box: 192 Folder : 9 Correspondence 1938-1942. Fr-Fu

Scope and Contents Note

Includes clipping from The Morning Telegraph in regard to the exhibitions displaying Landauer's collection of trade cards and advertising materials, as well as theatrical materials; note from registrar documenting that doll belonging to Mrs. Rudolph Guiterman presented to the N-YHS in 1942 was returned to Mrs. M.R. Friedman in 1971 (1942.259); The Franklin Society thanking N-YHS for its cooperation with the Dutch window exhibit.

1938-1942, 1971
Box: 192 Folder : 10 Correspondence 1938-1942. Ga

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns acquisitions to the Landauer collection;Thompson memorial room built in connection to the estate at East Hampton, Long Island.

1938-1942
Box: 192 Folder : 11 Correspondence 1938-1942. Gallatin, R.Horace

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns notices of meetings for committees that Gallatin was involved with, and his participation in the plans for the construction of the new building.

1938-1942
Box: 192 Folder : 12 Correspondence 1938-1942. Ge

Scope and Contents Note

Frequent correspondent: Raoul Gerard.

1938-1942
Box: 192 Folder : 13 Correspondence 1938-1942. Gillingham, Harrold E.

Scope and Contents Note

Harrold E. Gillingham was President of the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania. Primarily concerns A.J.Wall speaking at the Genealogical Society and Gillingham's donations to the N-YHS. Includes discussion of the precautions N-YHS took during the war, such as moving materials out of the building and covering skylights, while anti-air craft guns were in Central Park.

1938-1942
Box: 192 Folder : 14 Correspondence 1938-1942. Gh-Gn

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns acquisitions to the Landauer Collection.

1938-1942
Box: 192 Folder : 15 Correspondence 1938-1942. Go

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns acquisitions to the Landauer Collection; report presented to the N-YHS of the engineering details of the construction of the Golden Gate Bridge; orders of bronze plaques from the Gorham Company, including the tablet for the base of the obelisk," Cleopatra's Needle" in Central Park.

1938-1942
Box: 193 Folder : 1 Correspondence 1938-1942. Gr-Gy

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the reception commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Greenwich Village Historical Society (GVHS); symposium of prominent persons in history, art, literature, and civics arranged by the GVHS to express value of preserving Fort Clinton; brochure and application receipts for the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, established by former U.S. Senator and Mrs. Simon Guggenheim as a memorial to a son who died April 26, 1922, which offered fellowships for research "in any field of knowledge and for creative work in any of the fine arts"; re-opening of museum.

1938-1942
Box: 193 Folder : 2 Correspondence 1938-1942. Green, Norvin H.

Scope and Contents Note

Norvin H. Green was a member of the Board of Trustees and he donated books to the Society on various subjects including New York ferries, in addition to photographs, negatives, prints and other matter.

1938-1942
Box: 193 Folder : 3 Correspondence 1938-1942. Griffith, Dr. Frederick
1938-1942
Box: 193 Folder : 4 Correspondence 1938-1942. Groce, George C. Jr.

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns William Sawitzky's series of lectures for the “Early American Painting” course.

1938-1942
Box: 193 Folder : 5 Correspondence 1938-1942. Grolier Club

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns loans to the Grolier Club for exhibitional purposes, including an item from the Eugene H. Pool Collection of Captain James Lawrence for an exhibition of prints of naval engagements at the Grolier Club.

1938-1942
Box: 193 Folder : 6 Correspondence 1938-1942. Prosper Guerry Studios

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns invoices for portrait restoration work done by Prosper Guerry Studios.

1938-1942
Box: 193 Folder : 7 Correspondence 1938-1942. Haa-Hal

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns President Taft portrait painted by Artur L. Halmi in the White House in 1912, and purchased by the N-YHS; includes letters from President Taft's son, Robert A. Taft; Embargo (1807-1809) as it affected the Champlain Valley discussed in the Gallatin papers; clippings in regard to feedback to The Exquisite Siren, written by E. Irvine Haines, to the story about Peggy Shippen and Benedict Arnold. Frequent correspondent: Herbert D. Halsey.

1938-1942
Box: 193 Folder : 8 Correspondence 1938-1942. Hale, Nathan

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns Dr. John Lydekker's (Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts) letter on the subject of Nathan Hale; George Seymour's Documentary Life of Nathan Hale; correspondence relating to the mystery surrounding the capture and execution of Hale.

1938-1942
Box: 193 Folder : 9 Correspondence 1938-1942. Hamersley, L. Gordon

Scope and Contents Note

Hamersley was a member of the Board of Trustees.

1938-1942
Box: 193 Folder : 10 Correspondence 1938-1942. Hart, Laurance H.

Scope and Contents Note

Laurance H. Hart was an impersonator of George Washington who appeared in many radio programs, conventions, and institutions, including the N-YHS.

1938-1942
Box: 193 Folder : 11 Correspondence 1938-1942. Ham-Har

Scope and Contents Note

Majority correspondence concerns gifts to N-YHS by various individuals.

1938-1942
Box: 193 Folder : 12 Correspondence 1938-1942. Has-Haz

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns proposed publication of a series of monographs on "Early American Portraiture" by William Sawitzky; appointment of A.J.Wall (Director, N-YHS) to Associate in History at Columbia University; donation of the McDougall and Hawkes letters from Mrs. Forbes Hawkes (Alice S. Hawkes).

1938-1942
Box: 193 Folder : 13 Correspondence 1938-1942. He

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the presentation to the Society of photographic prints and plates of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine photographed between 1894-1938 from Mrs. Antoinette B. Hervey.

1938-1942
Box: 193 Folder : 14 Correspondence 1938-1942. Heartman, Charles F.

Scope and Contents Note

Correspondence mentions of A.J.Wall Jr. entering the service, and the shortage of library staff due to war enlistment.

1938-1942
Box: 193 Folder : 15 Correspondence 1938-1942. Heat and Light

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the average heating and electricity consumption and related costs of the N-YHS; includes report on power and heat problem undertaken by William H. Dechant and Sons, Consulting Engineers.

1938-1942
Box: 193 Folder : 16 Correspondence 1938-1942. Hi

Scope and Contents Note

Frequent correspondent: John Hix.

1938-1942
Box: 193 Folder : 17 Correspondence 1938-1942. Hoa-Hom

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns patrolman reports of the museum by the Holmes Patrol.

1938-1942
Box: 194 Folder : 1 Correspondence 1938-1942. Hone, Augustus C.

Scope and Contents Note

Augustus C. Hone was the fourth Vice-President of the N-YHS. Some correspondence was exchanged between Hone's widow, Alice Castleman Hone, and A.J. Wall (Director, N-YHS).

1938-1942
Box: 194 Folder : 2 Correspondence 1938-1942. Hon-Hoz

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the removal of and returning of valuable materials on loan from exhibition and closing the top floor of the gallery for the duration of the war in case of air raids; Frequent correspondent: Marian Sadtler Hornor.

1938-1942
Box: 194 Folder : 3 Correspondence 1938-1942. Hoffman, Eugene A.

Scope and Contents Note

Eugene A. Hoffman was a member of the Board of Trustees.

1938-1942
Box: 194 Folder : 4 Correspondence 1938-1942. Hoffman, Samuel V.

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the death of Samuel V. Hoffman (President, N-YHS) in 1942. Includes a Memorial presented at a Board meeting of Mr. Hoffman's many contributions and benefactions to the N-YHS.

1938-1942
Box: 194 Folder : 5 Correspondence 1938-1942. Holloway, H. Maxson

Scope and Contents Note

H. Maxson Holloway was employed as Curator at the N-YHS. Concerns Holloway's enlistment in the army.

1938-1942
Box: 194 Folder : 6-7 Correspondence 1938-1942. Hu (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns efforts by the Hudson River Conservation Society to stop quarrying along the Hudson River and preserve High Tor (mountain overlooking Haverstraw Bay) and other locations; floating "classroom" with nearly 500 Society members attending a six hour course in New York history aboard the Hudson River Day Liner Chauncey M. Depew; Nathan Hale clippings from the Brooklyn Eagle.

1938-1942
Box: 194 Folder : 8 Correspondence 1938-1942. Huntington, Archer M.

Scope and Contents Note

Archer M. Huntington was elected as Foreign Corresponding Secretary of the N-YHS.

1938-1942
Box: 194 Folder : 9 Correspondence 1938-1942. Henry E. Huntington Library

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the type of masthead used by the Huntington Library for publicity releases.

1938-1942
Box: 194 Folder : 10 Correspondence 1938-1942. Hy
1938-1942
Box: 194 Folder : 11 Correspondence 1938-1942. Ib-Il

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the protection of State records during the war and exchanges between A.J.Wall and Margaret C. Norton (Archivist, Illinois State Library) on the collection of data on this subject from various states, as well as the steps N-YHS was taking to ensure the protection of its collections.

1938-1942
Box: 194 Folder : 12 Correspondence 1938-1942. Im-In

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns lecture by Pierre Huss of International News Service; installation of revolving door approved by Garrett H. Winter (Superintendent, N-YHS).

1938-1942
Box: 194 Folder : 13 Correspondence 1938-1942. Io-Ir

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the Iowa War Records Commission that consisted of trained historians, librarians, business executives, public archival administrators and others for the collection and preservation of Iowa's contributions and participation in World War II.

1938-1942
Box: 195 Folder : 1 Correspondence 1938-1942. Irwin, John V.

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns his role as Board of Trustees member in approving lecture program schedule, etc; includes several of his donations to the Society.

1938-1942
Box: 195 Folder : 2 Correspondence 1938-1942. Ja
1938-1942
Box: 195 Folder : 3 Correspondence 1938-1942. Jamaica, Institute of (British West Indies)

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the Frank Cundall Memorial Fund. Frank Cundall was Secretary and Librarian of the Institute of Jamaica (1891-1937).

1938-1942
Box: 195 Folder : 4 Correspondence 1938-1942. Jamaica, B.W.I. Naval Records at Spanishtown

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the copying of the American naval (Vice-Admiralty) records unearthed in the Island Record office and stored in the old Armoury, Spanish Town, Jamaica.

1938-1942
Box: 195 Folder : 5 Correspondence 1938-1942. Je-Ji

Scope and Contents Note

Exchanges between A.J.Wall (Director, N-YHS) and Fiske Kimball (Director, Philadelphia Museum of Art) discuss the request to the N-YHS to make a mold of its Houdon Jefferson bust for the memorial to Thomas Jefferson in Washington, D.C.

1938-1942
Box: 195 Folder : 6 Correspondence 1938-1942. Is-Iz
1938-1942
Box: 195 Folder : 7-8 Correspondence 1938-1942. Jo-Jz (2 folders)
1938-1942
Box: 195 Folder : 9 Correspondence 1938-1942. Johnson, C.K.
1938-1942
Box: 195 Folder : 10 Correspondence 1938-1942. Jones, Arthur A.

Scope and Contents Note

Arthur A. Jones was a member of the Board of Trustees and President of the Cedango Corporation for Investment Securities.

1938-1942
Box: 195 Folder : 11 Correspondence 1938-1942. Jones, Matt B.

Scope and Contents Note

Matt B. Jones served as Librarian of the Club of Odd Volumes.

1938-1942
Box: 195 Folder : 12 Correspondence 1938-1942. Ka
1938-1942
Box: 195 Folder : 13 Correspondence 1938-1942. Ke
1938-1942
Box: 195 Folder : 14 Correspondence 1938-1942. Kelleher, William F.

Scope and Contents Note

William F. Kelleher specialized in appraisals of rare Americana, first editions, prints, and paintings.

1938-1942
Box: 195 Folder : 15-16 Correspondence 1938-1942. Ki (2 folders)
1938-1942
Box: 196 Folder : 1 Correspondence 1938-1942. Kimball, Leroy E.

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the potential publication of a second volume of the history of the N-YHS, covering the years between 1904 and 1944 and other matters.

1938-1942
Box: 196 Folder : 2 Correspondence 1938-1942. Kl
1938-1942
Box: 196 Folder : 3 Correspondence 1938-1942. Kn

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the Last Will and Testament of Elizabeth B. Knight and her bequest to the Society of several Bleecker family items.

1938-1942
Box: 196 Folder : 4 Correspondence 1938-1942. Knoedler & Company., Inc.

Scope and Contents Note

M. Knoedler & Co was an art dealership in New York City founded in 1846. Concerns various items presented to the Society by the firm or loaned for N-YHS exhibitions.

1938-1942
Box: 196 Folder : 5 Correspondence 1938-1942. Ko
1938-1942
Box: 196 Folder : 6 Correspondence 1938-1942. Kr

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the cataloguing process used by N-YHS to create accession records: a main entry card was created as well as a Donor's file (listed the accession number of every donor for successive years).

1938-1942
Box: 196 Folder : 7 Correspondence 1938-1942. Ku-Ky

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns annual Strawberry Festival and Garden Party with harpist Faith Phillips.

1938-1942
Box: 196 Folder : 8-9 Correspondence 1938-1942. La (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns institutional loan policy effective 1939; Frequent correspondent: Charles E. Lauriat Co.

1938-1942
Box: 196 Folder : 10 Correspondence 1940-1942. Landauer, Bella C.
1938-1942
Box: 196 Folder : 11-12 Correspondence 1938-1942. Le (2 folders)
1938-1942
Box: 197 Folder : 1 Correspondence 1938-1942. Lia-Lil

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns wartime reporting of LIFE magazine staff photographers and cooperation between LIFE and the N-YHS and the Library Binding Institute Fifth Annual convention.

1938-1942
Box: 197 Folder : 2 Correspondence 1938-1942. Lim-Liz

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns N-YHS Library label template; exhibitions in new building: "Presidential Campaigns" (Sept-November 1940) and “Building a Great Cathedral" (about the building of St. John the Divine).

1938-1942
Box: 197 Folder : 3 Correspondence 1938-1942. J.J. Little & Ives Company

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns purchase orders from the printing and bookbinding company.

1938-1942
Box: 197 Folder : 4-5 Correspondence 1938-1942. Lo (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns clipping from the Huntington (L.I.) Messenger in regard to the 300th Anniversary of Southold and Southampton; program and publicity for the Lucy Lowe Song Show given at the N-YHS.

1938-1942
Box: 197 Folder : 6 Correspondence 1938-1942. Lockman, DeWitt M.

Scope and Contents Note

Includes mention of the Thompson Memorial dedication ceremony attended by Lockman's cousin; by-laws of the Society.

1938-1942
Box: 197 Folder : 7 Correspondence 1938-1942. Lu

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns repairs to marble busts by the firm Eugene Lucchedi, Inc.; exchanges with genealogist Charlotte T. Luckhurst; Frequent correspondent: Luce's Press Clipping Service, Robert W. Lull.

1938-1942
Box: 197 Folder : 8 Correspondence 1938-1942. Ly

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the presentation of the collection of Silas S.Packard to the N-YHS by Arthur V. Lyall.

1938-1942
Box: 197 Folder : 9-12 Correspondence 1938-1942. Mc-Mac (4 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the preparation of maps of each state in the Union to be used as research by students by the McCormick- Armstrong Company in Folder 2 and the presentation of NYC Mayor George B. McClellan's autobiography and other materials to the Society by his wife in Folder 3.

1938-1939
Box: 198 Folder : 1 Correspondence 1938-1942. McKesson, Mrs. Irving

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns various gifts donated by Mrs. McKesson to the N-YHS.

1938-1942
Box: 198 Folder : 2 Correspondence 1938-1942. McMurtrie, Douglas C.

Scope and Contents Note

Douglas C. McMurtrie served as Chairman of the Committee on Historical Source Materials of the American Historical Association and work on the Imprints Inventory.

1938-1942
Box: 198 Folder : 3 Correspondence 1938-1942. Maa-Mal

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns booklet sent to N-YHS by Donald M. Macauley in regard to J. Frank Duryea's part in America's First Gasoline Automobile; Frequent correspondents: James Madison Americana, R.H. Macy & Co.

1938-1942
Box: 198 Folder : 4 Correspondence 1938-1942. Mabbott, Thomes O.

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns items presented to Society by Dr. Thomas O. Mabbott and other matters.

1938-1942
Box: 198 Folder : 5-8 Correspondence 1938-1942. Mam-Maz (4 folders)
1938-1942
Box: 198 Folder : 9 Correspondence 1938-1942. Mariners' Museum

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the exchange and purchase of photographs and other items; series of exchanges between various staff members such as Librarian Julius Tuttle, and A.J.Wall (N-YHS Librarian); includes step-by-step methods for silking manuscripts in use by the Massachusetts Historical Society; Subject: Americana series by the Mariner's Museum in Newport News, Virginia.

1938-1942
Box: 198 Folder : 10 Correspondence 1938-1942. Massachusetts Historical Society

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns requests from Allyn B. Forbes (Director) to N-YHS.

1938-1942
Box: 198 Folder : 11 Correspondence 1938-1942. Master Reporting Company, Inc.

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the N-YHS acquiring several thousand copies of the 200 year old calendar booklets printed by the Master Reporting Company, Inc. titled, "Calendars for 200 Years, 1776-1976."

1938-1942
Box: 198 Folder : 12 Correspondence 1938-1942. Mea-Mel

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the order and engraving of a gold medal presented to George Clinton Densmore Odell, Isaac Newton Phelps Stokes, and DeWitt McClellan Lockman.

1938-1942
Box: 199 Folder : 1-2 Correspondence 1938-1942. Mem-Mez (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the New York Convention and Visitor's Bureau of the Merchants' Association of New York's list of conventions and trade expositions for the week of October 6-12, 1940; Frequent correspondents: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, Isaac Mendoza Book Co.

1938-1942
Box: 199 Folder : 3 Correspondence 1938-1942. Merritt, Arthur H.

Scope and Contents Note

Arthur H. Merritt was a member of the Board of Trustees.

1938-1942
Box: 199 Folder : 4 Correspondence 1938-1942. Metropolitan Museum of Art

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the New York City Committee on Conservation of Cultural Resources and its role in locating depositories during wartime; loans to the Metropolitan Museum for exhibitions; Red Cross War Fund; clipping from the NY Times about the John Wesley Jarvis Centennial exhibition at N-YHS.

1938-1942
Box: 199 Folder : 5-7 Correspondence 1938-1942. Mi (3 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns Alexander Hamilton's thirteen gum trees on The Grange; questionnaire in regard to the duties of the N-YHS Director; collection of postmarks presented by Jerome S. Miller; and Guide to Ten Major Depositories of Manuscript Collections in New York State (compiled by the Historical Records Survey); Frequent correspondent: Florence G. Miller.

1938-1942
Box: 199 Folder : 8-9 Correspondence 1938-1942. Microfilm (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Consists of marketing brochures and letters from various vendors (Recordak, Remington Brand, Readex, among others) for microfilm services and film splicers as a way to store and protect documents.

1938-1942
Box: 199 Folder : 10 Correspondence 1938-1942. Minnesota Historical Society
1938-1942
Box: 199 Folder : 11 Correspondence 1938-1942. Missouri

Scope and Contents Note

Consists of reference requests from various universities and historical societies of Missouri, Minnesota, and Michigan.

1938-1942
Box: 200 Folder : 1-2 Correspondence 1938-1942. Mo (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns microfilming project undertaken by the Library of Congress to obtain and make available rare sets of Irish newspapers in Dublin and London.

1938-1942
Box: 200 Folder : 3 Correspondence 1938-1942. Montclair Art Museum

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the various loans of paintings from the N-YHS to Montclair Art Museum for exhibitions.

1938-1942
Box: 200 Folder : 4 Correspondence 1938-1942. Morgan, John Hill

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns Morgan's several publications including John Watson biography, What was Gilbert Stuart's Name?, and the research conducted for these publications.

1938-1942
Box: 200 Folder : 5 Correspondence 1938-1942. Morrison, Noah F.

Scope and Contents Note

Noah Farnham Morrison was a rare book dealer.

1938-1942
Box: 200 Folder : 6 Correspondence 1938-1942. Morristown National Historic Park

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the removal of the Robert Erskine maps out of the building during the war in 1942, including his Map No. 105, Survey of Morristown, and other N-YHS materials that "bear forcefully upon the Morristown National park physical development and interpretative programs."

1938-1942
Box: 200 Folder : 7 Correspondence 1938-1942. Museum of the City of New York

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the loaning of materials to Museum of the City of New York exhibitions about the history of the New York Fire Department" and "News in New York." Includes list of library material requested and loaned out; acknowledgement of the Museum of the City of New York sending photographs of six early American portraits for use in William Sawitzy's course; Frequent correspondent: Grace M. Mayer (Curator of Prints) and Hardings Scholle (Director).

1938-1942
Box: 200 Folder : 8-9 Correspondence 1938-1942. Museums Council of N.Y.C. (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns reports and meeting announcements; issues discussed at meetings including a policy of interest to the Council resolution regarding employees in temporary military service adopted by the trustees of the American Museum of Natural History in 1940, museum attendance records, Constitution of the Council which outlined the goals of the Council for the "exchange of ideas and improving practice in connection with the educational and recreational functions of" museums.

1938-1942
Box: 200 Folder : 10 Correspondence 1938-1942. Mr-Mu

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns a list of toasts at the house of William Bradford on July 23, 1788 in honor of the adoption of the Constitution; order for lantern slide cabinets from Multiplex Display Fixture Company (including instructions for using slides); Frequent correspondents: Mrs. George F. Munn and The Museums Association (E.W.Wignall).

1938-1942
Box: 200 Folder : 11 Correspondence 1938-1942. My

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the estate of Helen L.D. Mynderse and exchanges between A.J.Wall Jr. (Public Relations) and Helen Myers in regard to the "America Grows Up" series.

1938-1942
Box: 201 Folder : 1 Correspondence 1938-1942. National City Bank of New York

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns deposits made and war bonds issued and reference inquiries made by National City Bank.

1938-1942
Box: 201 Folder : 2-3 Correspondence 1938-1942. Na (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns correspondence discussing the war; clipping from Brooklyn Eagle about petition to construct a memorial on the Gowanus Battle site in honor of the soldiers killed under the command of General Stirling, and to restore the Old Stone House; exchanges between Donald A. Shelley (Curator of Paintings, N-YHS) and James Anderson (Historian, Native Sons of Kansas City Missouri) in regard to portrait of Jefferson by Rembrandt Peale for an exhibition featuring the Louisiana Purchase.

1938-1942
Box: 201 Folder : 4 Correspondence 1938-1942. Ne

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the N-YHS collection of about 600 paintings consisting mainly of two groups given either by Thomas J. Bryan in 1867 or those presented by Louis Durr in 1882; Frequent correspondents: Netherlands Information Bureau, Stephen Lang Newman, Edna M. Netter.

1938-1942
Box: 201 Folder : 5 Correspondence 1938-1942. "New" (compound names)

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the donation of minute books of the New England Society in the City of New York since its organization to N-YHS; 1939 program for New England Conservatory of Music (Boston) Dramatic Program given by students of the drama department.

1938-1942
Box: 201 Folder : 6 Correspondence 1938-1942. "New York" (Other than city and state)

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns press release from the New York Employing Printers Association, Inc. in regard to the dedication of Printing House Square; Frequent correspondents: New York Academy of Medicine and the Society of the New York Hospital.

1938-1942
Box: 201 Folder : 7 Correspondence 1938-1942. New Jersey Historical Society
1938-1942
Box: 201 Folder : 8 Correspondence 1938-1942. New York Adult Education Council

Scope and Contents Note

Consists of the Adult Education Council's mission statement that explains its role in serving the community by giving information concerning the educational and recreational activities in the Metropolitan area.

1938-1942
Box: 201 Folder : 9 Correspondence 1938-1942. New York City-- Broadcasting Stations & Releases

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns publicity for the N-YHS on various radio stations, including the "Know your Museum" program on the Municipal Broadcasting System (WNYC); series of talks given by N-YHS about odd facts and stories of American and New York history.

1938-1942
Box: 201 Folder : 10 Correspondence 1938-1942. New York City-- Churches & Cemeteries

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns announcements from churches including the 100th Anniversary of the Founding of Riverside Church and the loaning of N-YHS materials for the booklet commemorating this event.

1938-1942
Box: 201 Folder : 11 Correspondence 1938-1942. New York City--Colleges & Schools

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the Board of Education's connecting curriculum and teacher in-service training with museums such as N-YHS for a closer relationship between teachers and the city's cultural resources; N-YHS's role in bringing the history of America and New York to students; N-YHS's assistance with school exhibitions; Fordham University's Centenary Exhibition.

1938-1942
Box: 201 Folder : 12 Correspondence 1938-1942. New York City--Museums

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the loaning of materials to various local museums for their exhibitions, including the Museum of Modern Art and the New York Museum of Science and Industry; includes "An Experiment in Stimulating Adult Education" that discusses museum attendance.

1938-1942
Box: 201 Folder : 13 Correspondence 1938-1942. New York City--Newspapers

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the presentation of glass photographic negatives made by Burr MacIntosh to N-YHS by the Herald Tribune; loaning of materials to the Society from the Herald Tribune for the 100th anniversary of the founding of the newspaper.

1938-1942
Box: 202 Folder : 1-2 Correspondence 1938-1942. New York City--Public Library (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the exchanges and cooperation between A.J.Wall (Director, N-YHS) and the New York Public Library, including the loaning of items for N-YHS exhibitions (Madame Modejska Centennial Memorial); preservation techniques recommended by the N-YHS for manuscripts.

1938-1942
Box: 202 Folder : 3-4 Correspondence 1938-1942. New York City-- Official (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Consists of exchanges with official city administrative organizations in regard to street inspections, as well as exhibitions about the Army and Navy; request to take picture of old fire equipment by the Civilian Defense Volunteer Office to promote 'Victory Registration Week' (to recruit volunteers to become nurse’s aides, auxiliary firemen, etc.); the loaning of materials to the N-YHS from Board of Water Supply for an exhibition on the development of water supply in New York and related matters; universal fingerprinting of employees; proposal for N-YHS to place a monument on the "Isle of Safety" in newly developed City Hall Park to appropriately display views and maps of the city; Notable correspondent: Stanley M. Isaacs (President, Borough of Manhattan).

1938-1942
Box: 202 Folder : 5 Correspondence 1938-1942. New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the storage of the Genealogical and Biographical Society's portraits.

1938-1942
Box: 202 Folder : 6 Correspondence 1938-1942. New York Library Association/Club

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns membership and dues for the Library Association and meetings held at N-YHS for the Library Club.

1938-1942
Box: 202 Folder : 7-8 Correspondence 1938-1942. New York State Historical Association (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the dedication of The Hall of the Life Masks at the Association's Museum (Cooperstown, NY); meeting announcements; the movement of the Historical Association's serial Collections from Ticonderoga, NY to Cooperstown, NY; loans for exhibitions and other matters; Frequent correspondent: Edward P. Alexander (Director).

1938-1942
Box: 202 Folder : 9 Correspondence 1938-1942. New York State Library

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns exchanges between A.J.Wall and R.W.J. Vail (State Librarian) in regard to the loan of a collection of political broadsides and broadsheets from the Revolution to 1810.

1938-1942
Box: 202 Folder : 10-11 Correspondence 1938-1942. New York State--University (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the creation of a comprehensive state and federal postwar planning program by the Division of Archives and History of the University of the State of New York; Shaker collection and materials; annual reports due from libraries to the State Education Department; Frequent correspondents: Arthur Pound (State Historian), William Lassiter (New York State Museum), Charles C. Adams (Director, New York State Museum), Hugh M. Flick.

1938-1942
Box: 202 Folder : 12 Correspondence 1938-1942. New York State- MISC.

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the New York State Conference on National Unity (To Stop the Rising Cost of Living and Strengthen National Defense).

1938-1942
Box: 202 Folder : 13 Correspondence 1938-1942. NY Steam Corp.

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns sales tax refund and the replacement of G-73 meter.

1938-1942
Box: 202 Folder : 14 Correspondence 1938-1942. New York Telephone Company

Scope and Contents Note

Consists of receipts for telephone booth rental at N-YHS and general service related matters.

1938-1942
Box: 203 Folder : 1 Correspondence 1938-1942. New York University

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns invitation of N-YHS members to the Anson G. Phelps Lectureship on Early American History with lecturer Dixon Ryan Fox (President, Union College); William Sawitzky's program through the NYU Institute of Fine Arts; discussion in regard to the National Union Catalog in the Library of Congress; Frequent correspondent: Walter W.S. Cook.

1938-1942
Box: 203 Folder : 2 Correspondence 1938-1942. New York World's Fair

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the Advisory Committee on Patriotic and Historical Societies's role in coordinating veteran organizations in attending the Fair; loans of portraits to the Fair exhibitions and the celebration of "Constitution Day" at the World's Fair 1939 and representation by N-YHS members and other matters.

1938-1942
Box: 203 Folder : 3 Correspondence 1938-1942. Newark Museum

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the recommendation to Newark Museum of art restorers.

1938-1942
Box: 203 Folder : 4 Correspondence 1938-1942. Newberry Library
1938-1942
Box: 203 Folder : 5 Correspondence 1938-1942. Newman, Harry Shaw

Scope and Contents Note

Harry Shaw Newman was affiliated with The Old Print Shop, an art gallery that restored old prints and paintings and sold historical paintings.

1938-1942
Box: 203 Folder : 6 Correspondence 1938-1942. Newport Historical Society
1938-1942
Box: 203 Folder : 7 Correspondence 1938-1942. Ni
1938-1942
Box: 203 Folder : 8 Correspondence 1938-1942. No-Ny

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the bequest of Van Zandt portraits from Pauline Riggs Noyes; Frequent correspondent: The North Carolina Historical Commission.

1938-1942
Box: 203 Folder : 9 Correspondence 1938-1942. Oa-Oc
1938-1942
Box: 203 Folder : 10 Correspondence 1938-1942. Od-Og

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns a model of Buck Horn Tavern (situated at 22nd street and Broadway) to the N-YHS by F. E. Ogden; several photographs presented to the Society by Beecher Ogden (member of Photographers Association).

1938-1942
Box: 203 Folder : 11 Correspondence 1938-1942. Oh-Ok

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the duties of historical societies during wars published in an article by the Oklahoma Historical society; special exhibitions at the N-YHS dedicated to the Army and Navy activities of the past.

1938-1942
Box: 203 Folder : 12 Correspondence 1938-1942. Ol

Scope and Contents Note

Frequent correspondent: Old Dartmouth Historical Society.

1938-1942
Box: 203 Folder : 13 Correspondence 1938-1942. Om-On
1938-1942
Box: 203 Folder : 14 Correspondence 1938-1942. Oo-Or

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns history of the statue of Civil War soldier in the Bronx at Gun Hill Road.

1938-1942
Box: 203 Folder : 15 Correspondence 1938-1942. Os
1938-1942
Box: 203 Folder : 16 Correspondence 1938-1942. Ot-Oz
1938-1942
Box: 204 Folder : 1-2 Correspondence 1938-1942. Pa (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Frequent correspondent: Alfred W. Paine (Books Relating to Salt Water), The Parents' Magazine (Lucille D. Kirk).

1938-1942
Box: 204 Folder : 3 Correspondence 1938-1942. Parish, Henry

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns Memorial Minute by Board of Trustees on the death of Henry Parish, Third Vice President of N-YHS.

1938-1942
Box: 204 Folder : 4 Correspondence 1938-1942. Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc.

Scope and Contents Note

Parke-Bernet Galleries was a company dealing with public sales and appraisals.

1938-1942
Box: 204 Folder : 5-7 Correspondence 1938-1942. Pe-Pf (3 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns special radio broadcasts on various topics, including the opening of the Cloisters Museum by Alice Pentlarge; Pepsi-Cola 1943 calendar project; Frequent correspondent: Pewter Collectors Club of America (Mrs. Paul J. Frankin).

1938-1942
Box: 204 Folder : 8 Correspondence 1938-1942. Pell, Stephen H.P.

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the removal of the manuscripts of de Lotbiniere concerning Fort Ticonderoga offsite to storage during the war; exchanges contain descriptions of the restoration work at the Fort and thoughts about museum loans.

1938-1942
Box: 204 Folder : 9 Correspondence 1938-1942. Pennsylvania Historical Society & Western Pennsylvania Historical Society

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns N-YHS loan policy and the storage of N-YHS items off-site during the war emergency and other actions taken by the Society during the war.

1938-1942
Box: 204 Folder : 10 Correspondence 1938-1942. Peters, Harry T.

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns lectures Harry T. Peters gave at the Society.

1938-1942
Box: 205 Folder : 1 Correspondence 1938-1942. Ph

Scope and Contents Note

Includes a Photostat price list brochure; Frequent correspondent: James F.A. Phillips (Pittsburgh Underwriters Department).

1938-1942
Box: 205 Folder : 2 Correspondence 1938-1942. Philadelphia Museum of Art
1938-1942
Box: 205 Folder : 3 Correspondence 1938-1942. Pi

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the estate of Anna J. Pierrepont and the presentation of library materials to the Society.

1938-1942
Box: 205 Folder : 4 Correspondence 1938-1942. Pl-Pm

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the journey LaFayette took in upstate New York on his visit in 1825.

1938-1942
Box: 205 Folder : 5 Correspondence 1938-1942. Po

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the bequest of Emily Ellison Post in memory of her parents, Charles Litchfield Ellison and Harriet E. Morton; Frequent correspondent: Arthur Pound.

1938-1942
Box: 205 Folder : 6 Correspondence 1938-1942. Pool, Dr. Eugene H.

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the election of Dr. Pool as an associate life member in appreciation of the Captain James Lawrence Collection.

1938-1942
Box: 205 Folder : 7 Correspondence 1938-1942. Polish Organizations & Individuals

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns biography on Kosciuszko by Miesczyslaw Haiman (Custodian, Polish Roman Catholic Union of America); commemoration of the 52nd Anniversary of the death of Brigadier-General Wladimir B. Krzyzanowski.

1938-1942
Box: 205 Folder : 8 Correspondence 1938-1942. Pound, Arthur

Scope and Contents Note

Arthur Pound worked for The Atlantic Monthly.

1938-1942
Box: 205 Folder : 9 Correspondence 1938-1942. Pr

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns old New York City church burial plots and cemeteries; bulk pertains to the Presbyterian Church and Presbyterian Historical Society; Frequent correspondent: Pratt Institute (Wayne Shirley, Librarian).

1938-1942
Box: 205 Folder : 10 Correspondence 1938-1942. Preservation of Old Houses

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the Staten Island Institute of Arts and N-YHS's efforts to prevent the removal of Britton Cottage in connection with the expansion of Miller Field in New Dorp, Staten Island. Includes correspondence on the Save the Schenck Homestead in Brooklyn.

1938-1942
Box: 205 Folder : 11 Correspondence 1938-1942. Princeton University
1938-1942
Box: 205 Folder : 12 Correspondence 1938-1942. Printer's Quotations on Bulletin, Etc.

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns printing contract information from the John B. Watkins Company and Publishers Printing Company.

1938-1942
Box: 205 Folder : 13 Correspondence 1938-1942. Pu-Py
1938-1942
Box: 205 Folder : 14 Correspondence 1938-1942. Qu

Scope and Contents Note

Frequent correspondents: Quivira Society, Queens Borough Public Library.

1938-1942
Box: 205 Folder : 15-16 Correspondence 1938-1942. Ra (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the order of camera and microscopic ultra-violet light for investigation and research by the R & M Manufacturing Co.; notice to stockholders of Radio Corporation of America (RCA); photograph of section of water pipe of the Manhattan Water Company to R.S.Products Corporation; includes minutes for the New York Chapter Railway and Locomotive Historical Society; Frequent correspondent: Railroads of America.

1938-1942
Box: 206 Folder : 1 Correspondence 1938-1942. Razor Blades for Britain

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the national campaign to collect razor blades and money for "Razor Blades for Britain" under chairmanship of Lowell Thomas, in response to the shortage during the war from the N-YHS and other institutions to bolster the morale of the men in Britain. "Razor Blades for Britain" was a division of Bundles for Britain, Inc., an American organization dedicated to the relief of civilians and soldiers in Britain.

1938-1942
Box: 206 Folder : 2 Correspondence 1938-1942. Re

Scope and Contents Note

Consists primarily of invoices for orders from Readex Microprint Corporation and Remington Rand (typewriters, card catalogs).

1938-1942
Box: 206 Folder : 3 Correspondence 1938-1942. Reese, W. Willis

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the estate of W. Willis Reese and memorial tribute from the N-YHS; includes an agreement made with Mr. Reese to store articles of historical value at his residence in New Hamburg, NY during the war.

1938-1942
Box: 206 Folder : 4 Correspondence 1938-1942. Reid, Wallace
1938-1942
Box: 206 Folder : 5 Correspondence 1938-1942. Rh
1938-1942
Box: 206 Folder : 6 Correspondence 1938-1942. Rhode Island Historical Society

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the amount of funding historical societies received from the government.

1938-1942
Box: 206 Folder : 7 Correspondence 1938-1942. Ri

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns several items presented to the Society by Harriet M. Richards; Frequent correspondent: Reginald W. Rives.

1938-1942
Box: 206 Folder : 8-9 Correspondence 1938-1942. Roa-Rog (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns William Sawitzky's program through the NYU Institute of Fine Arts and the issue of continued funding by the Carnegie Corporation during the war; Frequent correspondents: Rode & Brand (advertising), Adeline Roberts.

1938-1942
Box: 206 Folder : 10 Correspondence 1938-1942. Robinson, Millard L.

Scope and Contents Note

Dr. Millard Robinson was a member of the Board of Trustees.

1938-1942
Box: 206 Folder : 11 Correspondence 1938-1942. Rochester, NY
1938-1942
Box: 206 Folder : 12 Correspondence 1938-1942. Rollins College

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns exchanges between Professor A.J. Hanna and A.J. Wall.

1938-1942
Box: 207 Folder : 1-2 Correspondence 1938-1942. Roh-Roz (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Frequent correspondent: Lila Russell James Roney (Genealogist) and Roosevelt Memorial Association (Hermann Hegedorn, Director).

1938-1942
Box: 207 Folder : 3 Correspondence 1938-1942. Rosenbach Company
1938-1942
Box: 207 Folder : 4 Correspondence 1938-1942. Rosenthal, Albert
1938-1942
Box: 207 Folder : 5 Correspondence 1938-1942. Ru-Ry

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns acknowledgement of trade card gift to Landauer Collection from Harold Rugg; Frequent correspondent: Rutgers University Library.

1938-1942
Box: 207 Folder : 6 Correspondence 1938-1942. William E. Rudge's Sons

Scope and Contents Note

William E. Rudge's Sons was a printing house utilized by the N-YHS to print the Quarterly Bulletin. Concerns the printing and re-design of the Bulletin and includes a credit report on the company generated by Dun & Bradstreet, Inc.

1938-1942
Box: 207 Folder : 7 Correspondence 1938-1942. Saint (except N.Y.C.Churches)

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the restoration of St. Paul's Church in Mount Vernon, NY founded in 1665.

1938-1942
Box: 207 Folder : 8 Correspondence 1938-1942. St. Augustine Historical Society and Institute of Science

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns primarily Buckingham Smith Fund in exchanges between Katherine S. Lawson and A.J.Wall (Director, N-YHS).

1938-1942
Box: 207 Folder : 9 Correspondence 1938-1942. St. Nicholas Society

Scope and Contents Note

The Society was founded in 1835 as a membership organization the purpose of which is to preserve knowledge of the history and customs of New York City's Dutch forebears. Concerns the objects on loan by the St. Nicholas Society to the N-YHS as being at risk during the state of war and other matters.

1938-1942
Box: 207 Folder : 10 Correspondence 1938-1942. Sa

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the plans to raze the Schenck House in Highland Park, Brooklyn.

1938-1942
Box: 207 Folder : 11 Correspondence 1938-1942. Satterlee, Herbert L.

Scope and Contents Note

Herbert L. Satterlee was President of the Marine Museum of the City of New York. Concerns the potential merger of the Marine Museum of the City of New York with the N-YHS.

1938-1942
Box: 207 Folder : 12 Correspondence 1938-1942. Sawitzy, William
1938-1942
Box: 208 Folder : 1-3 Correspondence 1938-1942. Sc (3 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the cooperation between the Student Art League of New York City in bringing the work of the museum to high school students; types of boxes used for manuscript records at N-YHS; exchanges between the N-YHS and the Schoharie County Historical Society.

1938-1942
Box: 208 Folder : 4 Correspondence 1938-1942. Schermerhorn, E. Gibert

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the various items donated to Society by E. Gibert Schermerhorn.

1938-1942
Box: 208 Folder : 5 Correspondence 1938-1942. Se

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns a brief history of the War Memorial Tower (239th Street and Riverdale Ave.)

1938-1942
Box: 208 Folder : 6 Correspondence 1938-1942. Shaker Collection (E.D.Andrews)

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the disposition and preservation of the Shaker collection to an institution such as the N-YHS; Edward D. Andrews (author of Shaker Furniture) efforts to complete the history of the Shaker movement; exhibition of Shaker collection at Berkshire Museum.

1938-1942
Box: 208 Folder : 7-8 Correspondence 1938-1942. Sh (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the radio transcript of "Going Places" program presented by the Port of New York Authority and Lorraine Sherwood that promoted N-YHS exhibitions.

1938-1942
Box: 208 Folder : 9 Correspondence 1938-1942. Si
1938-1942
Box: 208 Folder : 10 Correspondence 1938-1942. Sk
1938-1942
Box: 208 Folder : 11 Correspondence 1938-1942. Sl

Scope and Contents Note

Includes mention that the Quarterly Bulletin was reduced to 24 pages due to the war emergency in exchange between A.J. Wall and Dr. Stephen E. Slocum.

1938-1942
Box: 209 Folder : 1-2 Correspondence 1938-1942. Sm (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the opposition by the Benjamin Frankin Committee (of the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution) and other organizations to the Park Department's removal of the Benjamin Franklin statue from Printing House Row to City Hall Park in 1940, a year that marked the 500th anniversary of printing.

1938-1942
Box: 209 Folder : 3 Correspondence 1938-1942. Smith Book Company

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns publications offered to and purchased by the N-YHS from Smith Book Company.

1938-1942
Box: 209 Folder : 4 Correspondence 1938-1942. Sn
1938-1942
Box: 209 Folder : 5 Correspondence 1938-1942. So

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the appointment of A.J.Wall (Director, N-YHS) to the committee for the training of Archivists by the Society of American Archivists.

1938-1942
Box: 209 Folder : 6 Correspondence 1938-1942. Society for Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts

Scope and Contents Note

Consists of exchanges between A.J.Wall (Director, N-YHS) and Columbia University Press to publish a biography of Francis Nicholson (1655-1728) by Dr. John Lydekker.

1938-1942
Box: 209 Folder : 7 Correspondence 1938-1942. Society of Colonial Wars

Scope and Contents Note

Consists primarily of acknowledgements of receiving Quarterly Bulletins from the N-YHS.

1938-1942
Box: 209 Folder : 8-10 Correspondence 1938-1942. Sons of the Revolution (3 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Consists of announcements and events on organization letterhead in regard to annual patriotic meetings, Flag Day parade and celebrations, Washington birthday celebrations, and other matters.

1938-1942
Box: 209 Folder : 11 Correspondence 1938-1942. Sp-Sq
1938-1942
Box: 209 Folder : 12 Correspondence 1938-1942. Special Libraries Association

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns meetings arranged for the Special Libraries Association of which N-YHS was a member; includes order form for Subject Headings for War Information Files, a list of subject headings for World War II in use by four large special libraries; description of the N-YHS's various holdings.

1938-1942
Box: 209 Folder : 13 Correspondence 1938-1942. Sta

Scope and Contents Note

Frequent correspondents: Staten Island Institute of Arts & Sciences and the Staten Island Historical Society.

1938-1942
Box: 210 Folder : 1 Correspondence 1938-1942. Ste
1938-1942
Box: 210 Folder : 2 Correspondence 1938-1942. Stenotype Reporting Company

Scope and Contents Note

Consists of invoices for Reporting Lectures by A.J.Wall.

1938-1942
Box: 210 Folder : 3 Correspondence 1938-1942. Stevens & Brown, Ltd.

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns requests for Genealogical Quarterly from literary agents Stevens & Brown as well as invoices for other publications.

1938-1942
Box: 210 Folder : 4 Correspondence 1938-1942. Sti

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the presentation of the Boudinot papers to the N-YHS from Mrs. Elbert A. Harvey; pamphlet titled, The Colonial Galleries Exhibition: An Introduction and Catalogue of the Paintings of Seymour M. Stone

1938-1942
Box: 210 Folder : 5 Correspondence 1938-1942. Sto
1938-1942
Box: 210 Folder : 6 Correspondence 1938-1942. Stokes, I.N.P.

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the Cromer Collection on photography at Clamart and the sales and purchase of copies of Stokes's "New York Past and Present, Its History and Landmarks, 1524-1939," by the N-YHS and the potential use of this publication as a textbook for history courses in New York City high schools.

1938-1942
Box: 210 Folder : 7 Correspondence 1938-1942. Stone, Harry (Bookshop)
1938-1942
Box: 210 Folder : 8 Correspondence 1938-1942. Str-Sty

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns several items presented to the Landauer collection by Levi Strauss & Company.

1938-1942
Box: 210 Folder : 9 Correspondence 1938-1942. Su

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the suspension of the Sutro Library Project (San Francisco, CA) due to the shift of emphasis in the Works Projects Administration to defense activities; the acquisition by the N-YHS of Governor William Sulzer collections of material consisting of photos, letters, cartoons, books, and papers; includes press release and guest list for sub-treasury preview of downtown district's World's Fair Information Bureau.

1938-1942
Box: 210 Folder : 10 Correspondence 1938-1942. Sullivan, George Hammond
1938-1942
Box: 210 Folder : 11 Correspondence 1938-1942. Sw
1938-1942
Box: 210 Folder : 12 Correspondence 1938-1942. Sy-Sz

Scope and Contents Note

Consists primarily of Symmachus Trading Co. (Boston) correspondence.

1938-1942
Box: 210 Folder : 13 Correspondence 1938-1942. Ta

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the presentation to the N-YHS of portraits, china, manuscripts, and other materials from the Tallmadge family.

1938-1942
Box: 211 Folder : 1 Correspondence 1938-1942. Te

Scope and Contents Note

Frequent correspondents: Tension Envelope Corporation, University of Texas.

1938-1942
Box: 211 Folder : 2-3 Correspondence 1938-1942. Th (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the presentation of blue china and other material used by Henry Livingstone to N-YHS by Marguerite L. Thomas; brochures by Dr. T. Kennard Thomson (Engineer) in regard to proposals for the extension of Manhattan.

1938-1942
Box: 211 Folder : 4 Correspondence 1938-1942. Ti
1938-1942
Box: 211 Folder : 5 Correspondence 1938-1942. To

Scope and Contents Note

Frequent correspondent: The Art Gallery of Toronto.

1938-1942
Box: 211 Folder : 6 Correspondence 1938-1942. Tr
1938-1942; 1933
Box: 211 Folder : 7 Correspondence 1938-1942. Tu

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns article, "How we did it before" published by the Turner Construction Company on methods that increased production dueing WWI.

1938-1942
Box: 211 Folder : 8 Correspondence 1938-1942. Tuttle, Charles E. Company

Scope and Contents Note

Consists of acknowledgements for materials received from Tuttle for the Landauer collection.

1938-1942
Box: 211 Folder : 9 Correspondence 1938-1942. Tw-Ty

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns pictures of Coney Island in the 1890s and other matters for Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation. Correspondent: Frances C. Richardson.

1938-1942
Box: 211 Folder : 10-11 Correspondence 1938-1942. U (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns editorial work on the second edition of the Union List of Serials at the Library of Congress; endorsement request by the United Federal Workers of America Local 100 for N-YHS support to halt the threatened liquidation of the Federal Writers' Project; National United Service Organizations fund-raising campaign. Frequent correspondens: Union College (Dixon Ryan Fox, President), Utah State Historical Society (Marguerite L. Sinclair).

1938-1942
Box: 212 Folder : 1-4 Correspondence 1938-1942. U.S.A. (4 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Consists of reference requests and other exchanges with various federal agencies, including the U.S. Office of Education, Department of the Interior, War Department, Navy Department, Naval Academy, Congress of the United States, Works Projects Administration, and Treasury Department. Folder 3 includes essay, "The History of America as a National Resource for Morale," by George H. Forsyth. Folder 4 includes correspondence with U.S. Maritime Commission in regard to the naming of a Liberty ship in honor of Egbert Benson, first president of the N-YHS. Frequent correspondents: Sol Bloom (Chairman, Committee on Foreign Affairs), Hans Huth (National Park Service Branch of Historic Sites).

1938-1939
Box: 212 Folder : 5 Correspondence 1938-1942. United States Constitution Sesquicentennial Commission

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the acquisition of maps issued by the Sesquicentennial Commission and other matters. Correspondent: Sol Bloom.

1938-1942
Box: 212 Folder : 6 Correspondence 1938-1942. U.S.A.-- Library of Congress

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns photostatic requests, exchanges of publications, and other matters. Frequent correspondents: Alice H. Lerch (Rare Book Collection), St. George L. Sioussat (Chief, Division of Manuscripts).

1938-1942
Box: 212 Folder : 7 Correspondence 1938-1942. U.S.A.-- National Archives

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns articles, "Notes Concerning The National Archives" discussing National Archives news. Correspondent: Vernon D. Tate (Chief, Division of Photographic Archives and Research).

1938-1942
Box: 212 Folder : 8 Correspondence 1938-1942. U.S.A.-- Smithsonian Institution

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns exchanges with several branches of the Smithsonian Institution in regard to reference requests and other matters. Correspondent: National Gallery of Art.

1938-1942
Box: 212 Folder : 9-11 Correspondence 1938-1942. U.S.A.-- Works Progress Administration (3 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the exchanges between various Works Projects Administration branches including the Historical Records Survey, Writers' Project (aka Virginia Writers' Project), WPA of New York State, and Teachers Union. Folder 3 includes the Foreword draft to the first volume of "Imprints of the Slavery Collection, Letter A-Anonymous," written by A.J.Wall (Director, N-YHS). Frequent correspondents: George J. Miller (Regional Director, Historical Records Survey), John S. Widdicombe (Virginia Writers' Project), George W. Roach (State Supervisor, Historical Records Survey).

1938-1942
Box: 213 Folder : 1-2 Correspondence 1938-1942. Va-Vaz (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the final judicial settlement of the account of proceedings of Catherine Van Cortlandt Mathews and Ernest Freeland Griffin as executors of Anne S. van Cortlandt, deceased. Frequent correspondents: Vassar College Library (Fanny Borden), Alma Rogers Van Hoevenberg, and The General James Mitchell Varnum House (Howard V. Allen).

1938-1942
Box: 213 Folder : 3 Correspondence 1938-1942. Van Alstyne, William T.

Scope and Contents Note

William T. Van Alstyne was a Board member and Treasurer (1941-1946) of the museum. Consists of financial matters including signing checks and the purchase of war bonds.

1938-1942
Box: 213 Folder : 4 Correspondence 1938-1942. Van Buren, Martin (Homestead)

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the placing of a memorial tablet at the N-YHS to the memory of Martin Van Buren, commemorating the centennial of his service as the Chief Exceutive of the United States. Correspondent: Minnie B. Wade (National Society United States Daughters of 1812). Includes minutes from meeting of the Association for Preservation of "Lindenwald" (home of President Martin Van Buren).

1938-1942
Box: 213 Folder : 5 Correspondence 1938-1942. Ve

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the presentation of several items to the Society by Mrs. Bayard Verplanck and other exchanges with Mr. and Mrs. Verplanck. Frequent corrrespondent: Harold Draper Vernam (Architect).

1938-1942
Box: 213 Folder : 6 Correspondence 1938-1942. Vi

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the Victory Book Campaign and the creation of Victory Book Day (April 17, 1942) by President Roosevelt for Americans to contribute books to those in the armed forces; exchanges between Lester J. Cappon (University of Virginia) and A.J.Wall (Director, N-YHS) discussing the plan for the collection and preservation of WWII materials by historical organizations and societies.

1938-1942
Box: 213 Folder : 7 Correspondence 1938-1942. Visual History Association

Scope and Contents Note

Visual History Association provided sketches and research for publishers, advertisers, and schools and published The Prospector, which N-YHS subscribed to. Correspondent: J. Edward Jones.

1938-1942
Box: 213 Folder : 8 Correspondence 1938-1942. Vo-Vu
1938-1942
Box: 213 Folder : 9-12 Correspondence 1938-1942. Wa (4 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the renovations done to the N-YHS, including revising the heating plans for skylights, by the architecture firm Walker and Gillette; General Conservation Order M-99 War Production Board which called for the immediate scrapping of obsolete printing plates containing restricted materials. Frequent correspondents: John Wanamaker New York, Crystal Waters, A. Stewart Walker (Walker & Gillette), I. Warshaw (Collector of Advertising Lore), The Walker Engraving Corporation, William Bell Wait.

1938-1942
Box: 214 Folder : 1-2 Correspondence 1938-1942. Wall, A.J. [personal] (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Consists of personal correspondence exchanged between A.J.Wall (Director, N-YHS) and various individuals and organizations including George Lober (The Salmagundi Club), Minute Men of America, Dr. Edward P. Alexander (New York State Historical Association), District Attorney of the County of New York, The Biltmore (W.H. Rorke), The Connecticut Mutual Life Insurance Company.

1941-1942
Box: 214 Folder : 3 Correspondence 1938-1942. Wall, A.J. [Buck Hill Falls Company]

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the planning and costs estimated for building a storage vault at The Inn at Buck Hill Falls, Pennsylvania (Pocono Mountains) to be used as storage for N-YHS materials during the war (ultimately the museum chose another location); includes personal exchanges from A.J.Wall (Director, N-YHS) in regard to resort community of arrangements to stay, remodeling and repairs to the cottage, oil rationing, the purchase of oil, and other matters.

1942
Box: 214 Folder : 4 Correspondence 1941-1942. Wall, A.J. [Mrs. Arthur M. Greenwood]
1941-1942
Box: 214 Folder : 5 Correspondence 1938-1942. John B. Watkins Company

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns estimates and design specifications for the Quarterly Bulletin.

1938-1942
Box: 214 Folder : 6 Correspondence 1938-1942. Watkins, Dr. S.C.G.

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the list of etchings by James S. King presented to the Society by Dr. S.C.G. Watkins and disposition of his relics to various institutions.

1938-1942
Box: 214 Folder : 7 Correspondence 1938-1942. Waverly Press, Inc.

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the specification requests and estimates for the printing of exhibition pamphlets and the "Survey of The Manuscript Collections in The New-York Historical Society"; includes a credit report on Waverly Press from Dun & Bradstreet, Inc.

1938-1942
Box: 214 Folder : 8-9 Correspondence 1938-1942. Wea-Wel (2 folders)
1938-1942
Box: 214 Folder : 10-11 Correspondence 1938-1942. Weekes Brothers--Arthur Sutherland (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns real estate, financial, insurance, and other matters exchanged between Arthur Sutherland (of Weekes Bros.)and A.J.Wall (Director, N-YHS).

1938-1942
Box: 214 Folder : 12 Correspondence 1938-1942. Weekes, John A. [et al]

Scope and Contents Note

John A. Weekes served as President of the N-YHS. Includes letters to Alice Delano Weekes and Arthur D. Weekes.

1938-1942
Box: 214 Folder : 13 Correspondence 1938-1942. Weekly Post Boy

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the photostating of the early files for the series The New York Weekly Post-Boy (1747-1773) to other libraries, and the discussion of microfilming instead of photostating as a more affordable option.

1938-1942
Box: 214 Folder : 14-15 Correspondence 1938-1942. Wem-Wez (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the presentation to the Society of three carriages by Edith Wetmore and the by-laws of the West Side Defense Council (branch of the Manhattan Civilian Defense Volunteer Office).

1938-1942
Box: 215 Folder : 1 Correspondence 1938-1942. Westervelt, Leonidas

Scope and Contents Note

Leonidas Westervelt was a member of the Nominating Committee for the Board of Trustees and served as Chairman of the Committee on lectures; Concerns an address to the Society made by Westervelt on Jenny Lind and scheduling of lectures and other matters.

1938-1942
Box: 215 Folder : 2 Correspondence 1938-1942. Wh

Scope and Contents Note

Frequent correspondents: The White Company Inc. (Lewis F. White), James T. White & Co. (publishers).

1938-1942
Box: 215 Folder : 3 Correspondence 1938-1942. Whitlock's

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the various art items proposed to the N-YHS by the book and art dealer, the majority of which were not purchased.

1938-1942
Box: 215 Folder : 4-5 Correspondence 1938-1942. Wia-Wil (2 folders)
1938-1942
Box: 215 Folder : 6 Correspondence 1938-1942. Wickes, Forsyth

Scope and Contents Note

Forsyth Wickes was a member of the Library and Museum and Art Committees and presented several items to the Society, including the Meissen Plate.

1938-1942
Box: 215 Folder : 7 Correspondence 1938-1942. Wilder's Bookshop
1938-1942
Box: 215 Folder : 8 Correspondence 1938-1942. Wills, Louis C.

Scope and Contents Note

Louis C. Wills was a member of the Nominating Committee for the Board of Trustees. Concerns the nomination of Norvin H. Green (nephew of Erskine Hewitt) and others; includes a list of the N-YHS's activities between Board meetings in August 1942 which mentions the East Hampton Memorial Homestead.

1938-1942
Box: 215 Folder : 9 Correspondence 1938-1942. Wilmerding, A. Clinton
1938-1942
Box: 215 Folder : 10 Correspondence 1938-1942. Wilmerding, Lucius
1938-1942
Box: 215 Folder : 11 Correspondence 1938-1942. Wim-Wiz

Scope and Contents Note

Consists of exchanges between A.J.Wall (Director) and Garret H. Winter (Superintendent) discussing the East Hampton property, such as fence work, payment of men working at the property, and other updates; includes Wisconsin Genealogical Society's Constitution and By-Laws.

1938-1942
Box: 215 Folder : 12 Correspondence 1938-1942. Wisconsin [State Historical Society]
1938-1942
Box: 215 Folder : 13-14 Correspondence 1938-1942. Woa-Wor (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the special exhibit on science and education at the New York World's Fair and the request for the cooperation by the N-YHS; press release for the exhibition, "Washington in New York City"; Frequent correspondents: Richard S. Wormser (rare book dealer), Samuel Woolverton.

1938-1942
Box: 215 Folder : 15 Correspondence 1938-1942. Wr
1938-1942
Box: 216 Folder : 1 Correspondence 1938-1942. Wu-Wy

Scope and Contents Note

Correspondent: Major L.B. Wyant, Gladys E. Westover (Superintendent of Schools, Buffalo, Wyoming).

1938-1942
Box: 216 Folder : 2 Correspondence 1938-1942. Y

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the presentation to the Society of an oil painting called "Merchants of New York" by tbe Young Men's Christian Association (restored and placed premanently in the museum's collection).

1938-1942
Box: 216 Folder : 3-4 Correspondence 1938-1942. Yale University (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the exchanges between A.J. Wall (Director, N-YHS) and several staff members of the Yale University Library, History department, and Gallery of Fine Arts with regard to reference requests, the General Gates papers, and other matters. Correspondents: Bernhard Knollenberg (Librarian), Charles E. Rush (Associate Librarian), Theodore Sizer (Director, Gallery of Fine Arts), James T. Babb (Assistant Librarian), Frank Monoghan (Lecturer), H. Maxson Holloway (Curator, N-YHS).

1938-1942
Box: 216 Folder : 5 Correspondence 1938-1942. Youngs, Florence E.

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns genealogical requests by Youngs on various families.

1938-1942
Box: 216 Folder : 6 Correspondence 1938-1942. Z

Scope and Contents Note

Frequent correspondents: Louise Hasbrouck Zimm (genealogist), Paul Zucker (Cooper Union), Edward C. Zabriskie.

1938-1942
Box: 216 Folder : 7-13 Correspondence 1938-1942. Zabriskie, George A. (7 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Correspondence consists of exchanges between George A. Zabriskie (Treasurer, N-YHS) and A.J. Wall (Director) pertaining to matters such as mortgages and investments; estimates for carpeting for the museum; acquisitions; gifts to museum from Zabriskie; lighting for museum; discussions of plans to move Class A paintings out of the museum for safekeeping during the war (Folder 3); Long Island Thompson estate.

1938-1942
Box: 217 Folder : 1 Correspondence 1938-1942. Zeitlin, Inc.

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the list of titles owned by the New York Academy of Medicine of the works of Dr. John W. Draper (1811-1882), Professor of Anatomy at New York University.

1938-1942
Box: 217 Folder : 2 Correspondence 1943-1945. Aa-Ac

Scope and Contents Note

Majority of folder consists of application and order forms for ammunition order from Abercrombie and Fitch Co. for ammunition requirements; Correspondent: Herbert S. Ackerman (accountant).

1943-1945
Box: 217 Folder : 3 Correspondence 1943-1945. Ad-Addressograph

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the making of address plates for the Society from the Addressograph-Multigraph Corp. Frequent correspondents: Samuel Hopkins Adams.

1943-1945
Box: 217 Folder : 4 Correspondence 1943-1945. Ae-Al

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the presentation of gifts to the Society by Elsie Dwight Alling; list of available catalogues at the Albright Art Gallery (Buffalo, N). Correspondent: Andrew C. Ritchie (Director, Albright Art Gallery).

1943-1945
Box: 217 Folder : 5 Correspondence 1943-1945. Albany Institute of History and Art
1943-1945
Box: 217 Folder : 6 Correspondence 1943-1945. Album of American History

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the various photo reproduction requests and other matters for the publication of Album of American History, published by Charles Scribner's Sons.  Frequent correspondents: R.V.Coleman (Managing Editor) and T.R.Hay (Associate Editor),

1943-1945
Box: 217 Folder : 7 Correspondence 1943-1945. Allied Artists of America, Inc.

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the Allied Artists of America 29th Annual Exhibition at the N-YHS, including financial reports for the exhibition. Frequent correspondents: Pietro Montana (Treasurer) and Frederick K. Detwiller (President).

1943-1945
Box: 217 Folder : 8 Correspondence 1943-1945. Am-American A.

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns work history of R.W.G. Vail (Director, N-YHS); Frequent correspondents: Society of American Archivists and The American Archivist (Karl L. Trevor).

1943-1945
Box: 217 Folder : 9 Correspondence 1943-1945. American Antiquarian Society

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the Spelman manuscript of the Relation of Virginia and the N-YHS's acquisition of various newspapers from before 1821. Correpondents include Clarence S. Brigham (Director).

1943-1945
Box: 217 Folder : 10 Correspondence 1943-1945. American Art Research Council

Scope and Contents Note

R.W.G. Vail (Director, N-YHS) served as a member of the Advisory Committee for this organization. Concerns the publication, Art in America and the Advisory Committee. Correspondents include Juliana Force (Chairman).

1943-1945
Box: 217 Folder : 11 Correspondence 1943-1945. American Association for State and Local History

Scope and Contents Note

Dorothy C. Barck (Librarian, N-YHS) served as President of the American Association for State and Local History. Concerns the planning of annual meetings.

1943-1945
Box: 217 Folder : 12 Correspondence 1943-1945. American Association of Museums
1943-1945
Box: 217 Folder : 13 Correspondence 1943-1945. American B-F

Scope and Contents Note

Includes New York Times clipping in regard to Julian P. Boyd's (Librarian, Princeton University) possible appointment as Librarian of Congress; Frequent correspondent: American Craftsmen's Educational Council (Mrs. Vanderbilt Webb).

1943-1945
Box: 217 Folder : 14 Correspondence 1943-1945. American G-K
1943-1945
Box: 217 Folder : 15 Correspondence 1943-1945. American Historical Company, Inc.

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the publication of the Encyclopedia of American Biography.

1943-1945
Box: 217 Folder : 16 Correspondence 1943-1945. American L-M

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the efforts of the National Park Service and The American Legion to designate St. Ann's Church of Morrisania (Bronx, NY) a National Historic Site.

1943-1945
Box: 217 Folder : 17 Correspondence 1943-1945. American Library Association

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the presentation to the International Relations Office of the American Library Association of copies of several N-YHS publications to overseas libraries devastated by the war.

1943-1945
Box: 217 Folder : 18 Correspondence 1943-1945. American Museum of Natural History

Scope and Contents Note

Includes correspondent Hazel Gay (Librarian, American Museum of Natural History).

1943-1945
Box: 218 Folder : 1 Correspondence 1943-1945. American N-Z

Scope and Contents Note

Correspondents include American Numismatic Association (M. Vernon Sheldon, Lewis M. Reagan).

1943-1945
Box: 218 Folder : 2 Correspondence 1943-1945. American News Company, Inc.
1943-1945
Box: 218 Folder : 3 Correspondence 1943-1945. American Philosophical Society
1943-1945
Box: 218 Folder : 4 Correspondence 1943-1945. American Red Cross

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns financial contributions to the Red Cross War Funds for war relief and the closure of the surgical dressing unit at the museum; includes list of total dressings made between October 1942 until December 1943 and numbers of workers.

1943-1945
Box: 218 Folder : 5 Correspondence 1943-1945. An

Scope and Contents Note

Includes correspondent Alice Winchester of The Magazine ANTIQUES.

1943-1945
Box: 218 Folder : 6 Correspondence 1943-1945. Ap-Ar

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the N-YHS's role in the preservation of Castle Clinton; Includes correspondent Jena Lipman (Editor, Art in America).

1943-1945
Box: 218 Folder : 7 Correspondence 1943-1945. As
1943-1945
Box: 218 Folder : 8 Correspondence 1943-1945. Associated Hospital Service of New York

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the health insurance policy for staff members at N-YHS, and includes literature from the organization. Includes list of payroll deductions and applications.

1943-1945
Box: 218 Folder : 9 Correspondence 1943-1945. At-Az
1943-1945
Box: 218 Folder : 10 Correspondence 1943-1945. Bailey, Whitman
1943-1945
Box: 218 Folder : 11 Correspondence 1943-1945. Bab-Bai
1943-1945
Box: 218 Folder : 12 Correspondence 1943-1945. Bak-Bam
1943-1945
Box: 218 Folder : 13 Correspondence 1943-1945. Ban

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the theft of an 18th century pistol from the N-YHS.

1943-1945
Box: 218 Folder : 14-15 Correspondence 1943-1945. Bank of New York (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns workmen's compensation insurance and an application for correction of assessed valuation of real estate for property owned by N-YHS.

1943-1945
Box: 218 Folder : 16 Correspondence 1943-1945. Banks, James Lenox

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns correspondence from Rutherford Goodwin (Director of the Department of interpretation of Colonial Williamsburg) in regard to the Williamsburg Seal.

1943-1945
Box: 219 Folder : 1 Correspondence 1943-1945. Bar-Bas

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns gift to N-YHS from Henry Burr Barnes of portrait of Edward Jones copied by Daniel Huntington.

1943-1945
Box: 219 Folder : 2 Correspondence 1943-1945. Barr, Lockwood

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns Lockwood Barr's publication, "History of the Town of Pelham," and the Bartow Mansion.

1943-1945
Box: 219 Folder : 3 Correspondence 1943-1945. Bat-Baz
1943-1945
Box: 219 Folder : 4 Correspondence 1943-1945. Bea-Bem

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the presentation of portrait of Gerard Hallock by James H. Beard to the N-YHS; Includes correspondent Elizabeth C. Beers.

1943-1945
Box: 219 Folder : 5 Correspondence 1943-1945. Beekman, Fenwick

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the affiliation of the City History Club with the New-York Historical Society and other matters.

1943-1945
Box: 219 Folder : 6 Correspondence 1943-1945. Ben-Bez

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the preservation of plaques of Franklin, Morse, Volta, and other pioneers in the field of electrical science; plaques were attached to the walls of the old Edison power plant at Duane and Lafayette streets, New York City, and scheduled to be demolished.

1943-1945
Box: 219 Folder : 7 Correspondence 1943-1945. Benjamin, Mary A.

Scope and Contents Note

Mary A. Benjamin was Director of Walter R. Benjamin Autographs, an autograph firm and a member of the Society.

1943-1945
Box: 219 Folder : 8 Correspondence 1943-1945. Benson, Hevlyn D.

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns publicity for N-YHS exhibition, "Men and Ships of the American Navy, 1776-1918" and the Society's actively building a collection of material about World War II, as well as several items gifted to the Society by Benson.

1943-1945
Box: 219 Folder : 9 Correspondence 1943-1945. Bi

Scope and Contents Note

Includes correspondent George P. Bissell of Laird, Bissell, & Meeds.

1943-1945
Box: 219 Folder : 10 Correspondence 1943-1945. Bl
1943-1945
Box: 219 Folder : 11 Correspondence 1943-1945. Blair, J. Insley (Mrs.)

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns furniture and other items donated to the N-YHS by Mrs. J. Insley Blair, as well as lists of valuations for purposes of taxation.

1943-1945
Box: 219 Folder : 12 Correspondence 1943-1945. Bland Gallery
1943-1945
Box: 219 Folder : 13 Correspondence 1943-1945. Blizzard Men of 1888
1943-1945
Box: 219 Folder : 14 Correspondence 1943-1945. Bloom, Edwin D.
1943-1945
Box: 219 Folder : 15 Correspondence 1943-1945. Bo
1943-1945
Box: 219 Folder : 16 Correspondence 1943-1945. Bolton, Theodore

Scope and Contents Note

Theodore Bolton was a Librarian at The Century Club; concerns Bolton's requests for permission to reproduce photographs for his publications.

1943-1945
Box: 219 Folder : 17 Correspondence 1943-1945. Boston

Scope and Contents Note

Correspondents include Library of the Boston Athenaeum (Elinor G. Metcalf, Librarian) and Museum of Fine Arts (W.G. Constable, Curator of Paintings).

1943-1945
Box: 219 Folder : 18 Correspondence 1943-1945. Boyce, Hughes & Farrell

Scope and Contents Note

Boyce, Hughes & Farrell were certified public accountants who provided auditing services to the N-YHS.

1943-1945
Box: 219 Folder : 19 Correspondence 1943-1945. Bra

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the Dime Novel Club and the honorary membership bestowed on R.W.G. Vail (Director, N-YHS).

1943-1945
Box: 219 Folder : 20 Correspondence 1943-1945. Bre

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns contracts between Jenny Lind and Barnum presented to the Society from Mrs. Alvin C. Breul.

1943-1945
Box: 219 Folder : 21 Correspondence 1943-1945. Bri
1943-1945
Box: 219 Folder : 22 Correspondence 1943-1945. Bro

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the presentation of a hansom cab to the Society by Mike Campbell.

1943-1945
Box: 220 Folder : 1 Correspondence 1943-1945. Brooklyn

Scope and Contents Note

Correspondents include the Hall of Records (Hon. James A. Kelly) and the Brooklyn Public Library (Milton J. Ferguson, Chief Librarian).

1943-1945
Box: 220 Folder : 2 Correspondence 1943-1945. Brooklyn Museum

Scope and Contents Note

Primarily concerns the loan of N-YHS prints to the Brooklyn Museum for its exhibition, "Life on the Mississippi" and reports on the Egyptological Collections on loan to the Brooklyn Museum.

1943-1945
Box: 220 Folder : 3 Correspondence 1943-1945. John Carter Brown Library

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the Jefferson catalogue project's annual report for 1944-1945. Correspondent: Lawrence C. Wroth.

1943-1945
Box: 220 Folder : 4 Correspondence 1943-1945. Brown, Henry Collins
1943-1945
Box: 220 Folder : 5 Correspondence 1943-1945. Bru-Bup
1943-1945
Box: 220 Folder : 6 Correspondence 1943-1945. Bur-By

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns Simon Bolivar Hulbert (1833-1864), a member of the 100th New York Voluntary Infantry, and his collection of photos, diaries from 1860-1864 during his enlistment and subsequent imprisonment at the Andersonville prison, and other materials presented to Society by Edwin W. Burch; includes advertisement for girls and women to work for Burrelle's Press Clipping.

1943-1945
Box: 220 Folder : 7 Correspondence 1943-1945. Caa-Cal

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the library binding of advertisements amongst New England libraries and the practice at the N-YHS.

1943-1945
Box: 220 Folder : 8 Correspondence 1943-1945. Cam-Cap

Scope and Contents Note

Correspondents include The Camera Club and William J. Campbell (Book seller and publisher).

1943-1945
Box: 220 Folder : 9 Correspondence 1943-1945. Car
1943-1945
Box: 220 Folder : 10 Correspondence 1943-1945. Carnegie

Scope and Contents Note

Correspondents include the Carnegie Institute of Washington and the Carnegie Corporation.

1943-1945
Box: 220 Folder : 11 Correspondence 1943-1945. Cas-Caz

Scope and Contents Note

Includes sketches sent to R.W.G. Vail (Director, N-YHS) by illustrator Edward C. Caswell including "When Winter Comes to Washington Square," in regard to discussions of a book of Caswell's drawings.

1943-1945
Box: 220 Folder : 12 Correspondence 1943-1945. Caterers

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns catering orders by N-YHS to Mela Weisz and Robert Day-Dean's.

1943-1945
Box: 220 Folder : 13 Correspondence 1943-1945. Ce
1943-1945
Box: 220 Folder : 14 Correspondence 1943-1945. Cha-Chi

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns saving the Villa Rosa, home of the Children's Museum of Washington and the Children's Museum Bill, S. 99 and H.R. 311. Correspondents include Sol Bloom, Matilda Young, (Director, Children's Museum of Washington), and John Galahad of Childs Restaurant.

1943-1945
Box: 220 Folder : 15 Correspondence 1943-1945. Art Institute of Chicago
1943-1945
Box: 220 Folder : 16 Correspondence 1943-1945. Chicago (MISC.)

Scope and Contents Note

Correspondent includes Chicago Historical Society (L. Hubbard Shattuck, Director).

1943-1945
Box: 220 Folder : 17 Correspondence 1943-1945. Child, Edmund B.

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the estate of Edmund Bramhall Child, who left his collections to the N-YHS.

1943-1945
Box: 220 Folder : 18 Correspondence 1943-1945. Cho-Chy
1943-1945
Box: 220 Folder : 19 Correspondence 1943-1945. CI

Scope and Contents Note

Correspondents include Society for the Correct Civil War Information (Lucy S. Stewart) and the City History Club of New York (A. Barton Hepburn, President).

1943-1945
Box: 220 Folder : 20 Correspondence 1943-1945. Arthur H. Clark Company
1943-1945
Box: 220 Folder : 21 Correspondence 1943-1945. Clements Library (University of Michigan)

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the publication by the N-YHS of the Horatio Gates Papers, and the efforts by the Society to include the residue of papers scattered in other libraries. Correspondents include Randolph G. Adams (Director) and Colton Storm (Curator of Manuscripts).

1943-1945
Box: 220 Folder : 22 Correspondence 1943-1945. Clowes, William & Sons
1943-1945
Box: 220 Folder : 23 Correspondence 1943-1945. Cl

Scope and Contents Note

Correspondents include the Cleveland Museum of Art (William M. Milliken, Director) and Hayward Cleveland.

1943-1945
Box: 220 Folder : 24 Correspondence 1943-1945. Coa-Cok

Scope and Contents Note

Correspondents include Edward F. Coffin (art dealer).

1943-1945
Box: 221 Folder : 1 Correspondence 1943-1945. Col

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the purchase of a circa 1790 wardrobe from E.S.Coleman which was on loan at the Museum of the City of New York.

1943-1945
Box: 221 Folder : 2 Correspondence 1943-1945. Collisson, Charles F.

Scope and Contents Note

1943-1945
Box: 221 Folder : 3 Correspondence 1943-1945. Colonial Williamsburg

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the index to the Virginia Gazette which Colonial Williamsburg was preparing, and the survey undertaken to locate all original copies of the Gazette not available in the photostat set published earlier by the Massachusetts Historical Society; series of measured drawings on the Society's Beekman Coach for the reproduction of a coach for Williamsburg. Correspondents include James L. Cogar (Curator), Rutherfoord Goodwin (Director, Department of Interpretation), and Hunter D. Farish (Director, Department of Research).

1943-1945
Box: 221 Folder : 4 Correspondence 1943-1945. Columbia University

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns A.J.Wall's (Director, N-YHS) appointment as Associate in History at Columbia University; the return of a folio edition of the "History of the Jews," a continuation of Josephus by Basnage, London, 1708, rescued from the library of King's College during the Revolution to Columbia from R.W.G. Vail (Director, N-YHS).

1943-1945
Box: 221 Folder : 5 Correspondence 1943-1945. Com
1943-1945
Box: 221 Folder : 6 Correspondence 1943-1945. Con

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns Con Edison payments for N-YHS properties; presentation of diary kept by Charles G. Folger of the 99th Regiment of New York Volunteers in 1863 from Dr. James Brewster; estate of Ida Eno Carner; Correspondents include Connecticut State Library and Mary L. Constant.

1943-1945
Box: 221 Folder : 7 Correspondence 1943-1945. Coo-Cor

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns presentation of copy of "Lincolniana" by Edwin Hooper Denby from the Coq D'Or Press, Inc.; Correspondents include Coordinators Corporation.

1943-1945
Box: 221 Folder : 8 Correspondence 1943-1945. Cooper Union

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns membership request for the N-YHS and the impact of the war on Cooper Union's Museum for the Arts of Decoration; Correspondents include Mary S.M. Gibson (Curator).

1943-1945
Box: 221 Folder : 9 Correspondence 1943-1945. Cornell University

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the appointment for the position of Cornell Librarian following the retirement of Dr. Otto Kinkeldey, and other matters. Correspondents include Otto Kinkeldey (Librarian).

1943-1945
Box: 221 Folder : 10 Correspondence 1943-1945. Cos-Coz

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns gifts made to the Society by Isabella Vache Cox; Correspondents include Bartlett Cowdrey.

1943-1945
Box: 221 Folder : 11 Correspondence 1943-1945. Cr
1943-1945
Box: 221 Folder : 12 Correspondence 1943-1945. Cu-Cz

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the estate of Mrs. Hazel Cummins; Correspondents include H. F. Cuntz.

1943-1945
Box: 221 Folder : 13 Correspondence 1943-1945. Da-Dau

Scope and Contents Note

Correspondents include the New York chapter of the Daughters of the American Colonists (Mrs. James Avery Webb, First Vice Regent).

1943-1945
Box: 221 Folder : 14 Correspondence 1943-1945. Dav-Day
1943-1945
Box: 221 Folder : 15-16 Correspondence 1943-1945. De (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns orders placed with Louis Dejonge & Company (Importers of fancy paper, leather, and English book cloth) and acquisitions to the Landauer collection; Correspondents include le Comte de Frise.

1943-1945
Box: 222 Folder : 1 Correspondence 1943-1945. Delafield, Edward C.

Scope and Contents Note

Edward C. Delafield was a member of the Society; concerns the donation to the Society of 100 shares of Kansas City Southern Railway Preferred Stock to be used towards the purchase of the Chancellor Livingstone papers and other Livingstone items.

1943-1945
Box: 222 Folder : 2 Correspondence 1943-1945. Delafield, John Ross

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the Delafield family genealogy and the donation of the Livingstone papers to the Society and other matters from John Ross Delafield.

1943-1945
Box: 222 Folder : 3 Correspondence 1943-1945. Delafield, Lewis L. Jr.

Scope and Contents Note

Lewis Delafield was a Board member of the N-YHS. Concerns the presentation to the Society of portraits of former Presidents of the Bank of America from 1812-1858, including Oliver Wolcott and William Bayard as requested by E.C. Delafield.

1943-1945
Box: 222 Folder : 4 Correspondence 1943-1945. Delaware

Scope and Contents Note

Correspondents include Univeristy of Delaware (John A. Munroe) and the Historical Society of Delaware.

1943-1945
Box: 222 Folder : 5 Correspondence 1943-1945. Detroit

Scope and Contents Note

Correspondents include the Detroit Institute of Arts (E.P. Richardson, Assistant Director) and the Detroit Historical Society (Robert H. Larson, Director).

1943-1945
Box: 222 Folder : 6 Correspondence 1943-1945. Di

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns many items, including Dresden china set, donated to the Society by Florance Rogers Dietrich; exchanges between Donald A. Shelley (Curator, N-YHS) and Harold E. Dickson in regard to the publication of Jarvis manuscript by Dickson (Department of Architecture, Pennsylvania State College).

1943-1945
Box: 222 Folder : 7 Correspondence 1943-1945. Do

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the estates of William Harris Douglas and Isabel G. Dod; Correspondents include Elsie Dwight Alling.

1943-1945
Box: 222 Folder : 8 Correspondence 1943-1945. Dr

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the Sesquicentennial celebration of Joseph Rodman Drake, early New York poet; booklet on Early American Advertising Art and related advertisements from Carl W. Drepperd. Frequent correspondent: pfc Robert Drake.

1943-1945
Box: 222 Folder : 9 Correspondence 1943-1945. Du

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the Ulster County Gazette and R.W.G. Vail's discussion of distinguishing a reproduction of the Gazette to Mildred Duncuff; purchase of Mary Alexander manuscripts from Arthur M. DuBois; Correspondents include Orren E. Dunlap, Duell, Sloan & Pearce, Inc. (publishers).

1943-1945
Box: 222 Folder : 10 Correspondence 1943-1945. Duke University

Scope and Contents Note

Correspondents include Jane Greene (Librarian) and Edward Hudson Young (Professor).

1943-1945
Box: 222 Folder : 11 Correspondence 1943-1945. Dupont

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns reference requests from Margaret L. Kane and other matters.

1943-1945
Box: 222 Folder : 12 Correspondence 1943-1945. Ea-Ec
1943-1945
Box: 222 Folder : 13 Correspondence 1943-1945. Early American Industries Association

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the announcement of the death of A.J. Wall (Director, N-YHS), a member of the Early American Industries Association.

1943-1945
Box: 222 Folder : 14 Correspondence 1943-1945. Ed-Ek

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns N-YHS's subscription to Edwards Brothers Inc. (lithoprinters and publishers) and the lithoprinting of books no longer obtainable due to war conditions.

1943-1945
Box: 222 Folder : 15 Correspondence 1943-1945. El

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns various gifts to the Landauer collection from Harrison Elliott.

1943-1945
Box: 222 Folder : 16 Correspondence 1943-1945. Em-Er

Scope and Contents Note

Correspondents include Gabriel Engel.

1943-1945
Box: 222 Folder : 17 Correspondence 1943-1945. Es-Ez

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the gift to the Society of The Explorers Journal, published by the Explorers Club from 1921 on.

1943-1945
Box: 222 Folder : 18 Correspondence 1943-1945. Fa
1943-1945
Box: 222 Folder : 19 Correspondence 1943-1945. Fe
1943-1945
Box: 222 Folder : 20 Correspondence 1943-1945. Fi

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns member enrollment and endowment to the N-YHS as submitted to The Filson Club (Louisville, Kentucky) for the planning of their organization; Correspondents include Harold M. Gage.

1943-1945
Box: 223 Folder : 1 Correspondence 1943-1945. Fish, Stuyvesant

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns Stuyvesant Fish's publications, "The New York Privateers 1756-1763," his gifts to the Society, and other matters.

1943-1945
Box: 223 Folder : 2 Correspondence 1943-1945. Fl

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns announcements and publicity for the Flushing Tercentenary Celebration (1645-1945) and correspondence exchanged between Dorothy Barck (Librarian, N-YHS) and Hugh N. Flick with regard to the appointment of new Director of the Society, R.W.G. Vail and other matters.

1943-1945
Box: 223 Folder : 3 Correspondence 1943-1945. Florida

Scope and Contents Note

Correspondents include Florida Historical Society and University of Florida.

1943-1945
Box: 223 Folder : 4 Correspondence 1943-1945. Fo

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the request of the William T. Hornaday Memorial Foundation (Massachusetts) and its mission to establish children's type museums in rural communities and industrial areas to bring healthy activities to youngsters during wartime. Frequent correspondents include Charles Philip Fox.

1943-1945
Box: 223 Folder : 5 Correspondence 1943-1945. Foreign

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns reference requests, literature exchanges with libraries overseas, including the Lenin State Library (U.S.S.R.), Sino-International Library (China), embassies and consulates.

1943-1945
Box: 223 Folder : 6 Correspondence 1943-1945. Folk Arts Center

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the role of the Folk Arts Center during a time of war and a proposal for an association between the Folk Arts Center and the N-YHS; R.W.G.Vail's role as consultant to the Folk Arts Museum.

1943-1945
Box: 223 Folder : 7 Correspondence 1943-1945. Fr
1943-1945
Box: 223 Folder : 8 Correspondence 1943-1945. Frick Art Reference Library

Scope and Contents Note

Consists of photograph and other requests from Ethelwin Manning (Librarian) and other staff members.

1943-1945
Box: 223 Folder : 9 Correspondence 1943-1945. Fu
1943-1945
Box: 223 Folder : 10 Correspondence 1943-1945. Ga

Scope and Contents Note

Correspondents include Nelson B. Gaskill, Garden City Publishing, and Carlton O. Gay.

1943-1945
Box: 223 Folder : 11 Correspondence 1943-1945. Ge

Scope and Contents Note

Correspondents include rare book dealer Genesee Book Shop.

1943-1945
Box: 223 Folder : 12 Correspondence 1943-1945. Gh-Gi

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the various gifts presented to Society from Mrs. Louis A. Gillet.

1943-1945
Box: 223 Folder : 13 Correspondence 1943-1945. Gl-Go

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the appointment of Charles F. Gosnell as State Librarian for New York, replacing R.W. G. Vail in that position.

1943-1945
Box: 223 Folder : 14 Correspondence 1943-1945. Goodspeed's Book Shop
1943-1945
Box: 224 Folder : 1 Correspondence 1943-1945. Gr

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the place books have in a local historical society collection, such as genealogies, local histories, older school books, and N-YHS's general collection policy, as described by R.W.G. Vail (Director, N-YHS) to the Greenfield Historical Society.

1943-1945
Box: 224 Folder : 2 Correspondence 1943-1945. George Grady Press

Scope and Contents Note

George Grady Press published many of N-YHS publications including William Sawitzky's monograph on the artist Ralph Earl and the Quarterly Bulletin. Consists of requests for proofs, plates, and related matters.

1943-1945
Box: 224 Folder : 3 Correspondence 1943-1945. Green, Norvin H.
1943-1945
Box: 224 Folder : 4 Correspondence 1943-1944. Groce, George C.
1943-1944
Box: 224 Folder : 5 Correspondence 1943-1945. Grolier Club

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns loans of materials to Grolier Club for exhibitions; Correspondents include George L. McKay (Librarian).

1943-1945
Box: 224 Folder : 6 Correspondence 1943-1945. Gu-Gy

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns an application and referral for the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.

1943-1945
Box: 224 Folder : 7 Correspondence 1943-1945. Haa-Hal
1943-1945
Box: 224 Folder : 8 Correspondence 1943-1945. Ham-Hap
1943-1945
Box: 224 Folder : 9 Correspondence 1943-1945. Har
1943-1945
Box: 224 Folder : 10 Correspondence 1943-1945. Harris, Lois

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns almanacs purchased from dealer Lois Harris of Historic Acres.

1943-1945
Box: 224 Folder : 11 Correspondence 1943-1945. Harvard University

Scope and Contents Note

Concern's purchases made at the Brinley library sales.

1943-1945
Box: 224 Folder : 12 Correspondence 1943-1945. Has-Haz

Scope and Contents Note

Correspondents include Katherine B. Hastings [Mrs. John Russel Hastings], Secretary and Treasurer of the Santa Barbara Historical Society.

1943-1945
Box: 224 Folder : 13 Correspondence 1943-1945. Havemeyer, Henry O.

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the presentation of letters from Emperor Maximilian of Mexico to Chevalier Charles F. de Loosey (Austrian Consul General at New York) and other materials to the Society.

1943-1945
Box: 224 Folder : 14 Correspondence 1943-1945. He

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns securities purchased on behalf of the Society by Henderson, Harrison, & Company; Correspondents include Heckscher Art Museum, Huntington, Long Island (Albert D. Smith, Art Director).

1943-1945
Box: 224 Folder : 15 Correspondence 1943-1945. Heartman, Charles F.

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the various materials presented to the N-YHS by book dealer Charles F. Heartman, proprietor of The Book Farm, and collector of material related to African-American culture.

1943-1945
Box: 224 Folder : 16 Correspondence 1943-1945. Heath, D.C. & Company

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns photostat, photograph, and reference requests by the firm of D.C. Heath and Company (Boston). Correspondents include Marie DeFalco and Lila M. Cote.

1943-1945
Box: 224 Folder : 17 Correspondence 1943-1945. Hi

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the economy during the war, and includes brochures The Hiring Line and  The Roll Call.

1943-1945
Box: 224 Folder : 18 Correspondence 1943-1945. Hoa-Hom
1943-1945
Box: 224 Folder : 19 Correspondence 1943-1945. Holland Society of New York

Scope and Contents Note

Consists of acknowledgments for receiving the Quarterly Bulletin from N-YHS.

1943-1945
Box: 225 Folder : 1 Correspondence 1943-1945. Holloway, H. Maxson

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns Holloway's service in the Navy and his time stationed in California at the Exposition Site; includes bank deposits into Holloway's National City Bank account and postcards updating the N-YHS staff on his experiences.

1943-1945
Box: 225 Folder : 2 Correspondence 1943-1945. Hon-Hov
1943-1945
Box: 225 Folder : 3 Correspondence 1943-1945. How-Hoz

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns exchanges with Dorothy Porter of Howard University in regard to the condition of Frederick Douglass papers housed at the Frederick Douglass Memorial House at Anacostia, and the possible purchase of the Negro and slavery duplicate collection of the N-YHS.

1943-1945
Box: 225 Folder : 4 Correspondence 1943-1945. Howgate, James C.

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the purchase of the library of Dr. William M. Beauchamp by James Howgate.

1943-1945
Box: 225 Folder : 5 Correspondence 1943-1945. Hu

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the history of the Naval History Society, established in 1909. In 1925 all the collections of the Naval History Society were given to the N-YHS for preservation as a special collection; includes schedule announcement for the Hudson River Day Line for 1943 season and Hudson River Conservation Society annual meeting report.

1943-1945
Box: 225 Folder : 6 Correspondence 1943-1945. Henry E. Huntington Library

Scope and Contents Note

Includes documents found in N-YHS's copy of "Isle of Pines" (call Y1668.Nev Isle).

1943-1945
Box: 225 Folder : 7 Correspondence 1943-1945. Hy
1943-1945
Box: 225 Folder : 8 Correspondence 1943-1945. Hyde, James Hazen

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns James Hazen Hyde's gifts to the N-YHS, and other matters.

1943-1945
Box: 225 Folder : 9 Correspondence 1943-1945. Hyer, Richard
1943-1945
Box: 225 Folder : 10 Correspondence 1943-1945. Hymes, Harry H.

Scope and Contents Note

Harry H. Hymes was a dealer of rare books and manuscripts in Forest Hills, NY.

1943-1945
Box: 225 Folder : 11 Correspondence 1943-1945. Ia-Il

Scope and Contents Note

Correspondents include Paul M. Angle, State Historian of Illinois and Thor Thors (Legation of Iceland).

1943-1945
Box: 225 Folder : 12 Correspondence 1943-1945. Im-In

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns circulars, posters, and publications issued during presidential campaigns presented to N-YHS; Correspondents include Insurance Society of New York (Mabel B. Swerig, Librarian), Indiana University, and Indiana Historical Bureau (Howard H. Peckam).

1943-1945
Box: 225 Folder : 13 Correspondence 1943-1945. Internships

Scope and Contents Note

Consists of exchanges with the New Jersey College for Women (Rutgers University) in regard to intern Ann Wistrup at the N-YHS; includes "Instruction for Observation on Field Work" published by the New Jersey College for Women.

1943-1945
Box: 225 Folder : 14 Correspondence 1943-1945. Io-Iz
1943-1945
Box: 225 Folder : 15 Correspondence 1943-1945. Irwin, John V.

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns various gifts presented to the N-YHS by John V. Irwin.

1943-1945
Box: 225 Folder : 16 Correspondence 1943-1945. Ja

Scope and Contents Note

Consists of photographs of Duncan Phyfe chairs that belonged to Jonathan Edwards. Correspondents: Jacques Noel Jacobsen and Frank L. Jackson.

1943-1945
Box: 225 Folder : 17 Correspondence 1943-1945. Je-Joh
1943-1945
Box: 225 Folder : 18 Correspondence 1943-1945. Jefferson, Thomas

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns exchanges between the Thomas Jefferson Bicentennial Commission and N-YHS in regard to the Rembrandt Peale portrait and other matters.

1943-1945
Box: 225 Folder : 19 Correspondence 1943-1945. Johnson, C.K.
1943-1945
Box: 225 Folder : 20 Correspondence 1943-1945. Johnston, Rev. Malcolm S.

Scope and Contents Note

Rev. Malcolm S. Johnston was City Historian for Geneva, NY. Concerns his publication on his research for Geneva.

1943-1945
Box: 225 Folder : 21 Correspondence 1943-1945. Joi-Ju
1943-1945
Box: 225 Folder : 22 Correspondence 1943-1945. Ka

Scope and Contents Note

Correspondents include Margaret L. Kane (DuPont) and Kansas State Historical Society.

1943-1945
Box: 226 Folder : 1 Correspondence 1943-1945. Ke
1943-1945
Box: 226 Folder : 2 Correspondence 1943-1945. Kelleher, William F.

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns offer of sale for the portrait of James, Duke of York, painted by Sir Godfrey Kneeler, Court painter to the Royal family (not purchased by N-YHS).

1943-1945
Box: 226 Folder : 3 Correspondence 1943-1945. Ki
1943-1945
Box: 226 Folder : 4 Correspondence 1943-1945. Kimball, Leroy E.

Scope and Contents Note

Leroy E. Kimball served as Vice Chancellor and Comptroller for New York University and was a member of the Publications Committee at N-YHS. Concerns Publications Committee's role to discuss and approve manuscripts authored by non-trustees or members to be published in the Quarterly Bulletin.

1943-1945
Box: 226 Folder : 5 Correspondence 1943-1945. Kinkaid, Rev. George B.
1943-1945
Box: 226 Folder : 6 Correspondence 1943-1945. Kl-Ko
1943-1945
Box: 226 Folder : 7 Correspondence 1943-1945. Kr

Scope and Contents Note

Correspondents include Leon Kramer (book dealer).

1943-1945
Box: 226 Folder : 8 Correspondence 1943-1945. Ku-Ky
1943-1945
Box: 226 Folder : 9 Correspondence 1943-1945. La
1943-1945
Box: 226 Folder : 10 Correspondence 1943-1945. Landauer, Bella C.
1943-1945
Box: 226 Folder : 11 Correspondence 1943-1945. Captain James Lawrence Reception

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the preview of the Captain James Lawrence Collection presented by Dr. Eugene H. Pool and to the opening of the Naval History Exhibition: "Men and Ships of the American Navy 1776-1918." Includes list of those invited, invitations, and responses.

1944
Box: 226 Folder : 12-13 Correspondence 1943-1945. Le (2 folders)
1943-1945
Box: 226 Folder : 14-15 Correspondence 1943-1945. Lectures (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns lectures provided by various speakers including Charles Wellington Furlong, Henry Boyd, Frank Warner, John Goette, Charles Perry Weimer, and Carl Van Doren; includes ephemera such as advertising pamphlets.

1943-1945
Box: 226 Folder : 16 Correspondence 1943-1945. Lh-Lil

Scope and Contents Note

Correspondents include Life magazine.

1943-1945
Box: 226 Folder : 17 Correspondence 1943-1945. Lim-Ll

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns order requests to Lipsius Press for lecture invitations and tickets and paper orders from Henry Lindenmeyu & Sons.

1943-1945
Box: 226 Folder : 18 Correspondence 1943-1945. Lincoln Memorial University

Scope and Contents Note

Lincoln Memorial University houses a large collection of memorabilia relating to the school's namesake, Abraham Lincoln, and the Civil War. Concerns reference requests made to N-YHS.

1943-1945
Box: 226 Folder : 19 Correspondence 1943-1945. Lo
1943-1945
Box: 227 Folder : 1 Correspondence 1943-1945. Lockman, DeWitt M.

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns list of 18th and early 19th century American portrait painters either not represented or poorly represented in the Society's collections.

1943-1945
Box: 227 Folder : 2 Correspondence 1943-1945. Lu-Ly
1943-1945
Box: 227 Folder : 3 Correspondence 1943-1945. Lyman Allyn Museum

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns items loaned from the N-YHS for exhibitions, including the Tile Club exhibition.

1943-1945
Box: 227 Folder : 4 Correspondence 1943-1945. McCormick-Goodhart, L.
1943-1945
Box: 227 Folder : 5 Correspondence 1943-1945. Mc/Mac, A.- Mc/Mac, F.
1943-1945
Box: 227 Folder : 6 Correspondence 1943-1945. Mc/Mac, G.- Mc/Mac, W.
1943-1945
Box: 227 Folder : 7-8 Correspondence 1943-1945. Pirie MacDonald Preview (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Pirie MacDonald was a photographer. Concerns the private view of Pirie MacDonald collection of portraits of men and includes invitations, responses, and signed attendance list.

1943-1945
Box: 227 Folder : 9 Correspondence 1943-1945. McMurtrie, Douglas C.

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the death of typographist Douglas C. McMurtrie, editor of Bibliography of American Imprints; includes biography of his life written by Albert H. Allen.

1943-1945
Box: 227 Folder : 10 Correspondence 1943-1945. Mabbott, Thomas O.

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns Mabbott's promotion to full professorship at Hunter College and other matters.

1943-1945
Box: 227 Folder : 11 Correspondence 1943-1945. Maa-Man

Scope and Contents Note

Correspondents include Maggs Bros. Ltd. (Rare book dealers, London) and the Manhattan Chronicle.

1943-1945
Box: 227 Folder : 12 Correspondence 1943-1945. Map-Mar
1943-1945
Box: 227 Folder : 13 Correspondence 1943-1945. Marlatt, Helen Stuart (Mrs. Charles L. Marlatt)
1943-1945
Box: 227 Folder : 14 Correspondence 1943-1945. Mariners' Museum

Scope and Contents Note

Correspondents include Frederick F. Hill (Curator) and C.W.Evans (Librarian).

1943-1945
Box: 227 Folder : 15 Correspondence 1943-1945. Maryland Historical Society

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns reference and publication requests; Frequent correspondents include James W. Foster (Director) and Anna Wells Rutledge.

1943-1945
Box: 227 Folder : 16 Correspondence 1943-1945. Mas-Maz
1943-1945