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Guide to the Henry O'Reilly Papers
1832-1873 (Bulk 1844-1860)
  MS 464

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


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Collection processed by Rohinie J. Munzel

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on November 02, 2011
Description is in English.

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This collection should be cited as the Henry O'Reilly Papers, MS 464, the New-York Historical Society.

Related Material at The New-York Historical Society

Manuscript Department; call phrase: BV O'Reilly. Correspondence, scrapbooks and bound volumes of assorted historical documents, memoranda and abstracts compiled by Henry O'Reilly; the material dates from 1784 to 1862. The bulk of the correspondence and scrapbooks span the 1840s, while the historical compilations cover the period 1784 through 1820. O'Reilly's scrapbooks address such topics as the development and building of the telegraph, railroad reform, inland navigation, American journalism, agriculture in New York State, and the Civil War. O'Reilly's Western Momentos documents the downfall of the Iroquois, Robert Morris' treaty with the Senecas, and pioneer settlements in New York State. Additional printed materials related to O'Reilly are held in the collections of the New-York Historical Society Library.