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Guide to the Ebenezer Stevens Papers
1739-1822
 MS 592

New-York Historical Society
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Collection processed by Cassandra Brewer

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on May 17, 2016
Finding Aid is written in English.

Scope and Content Note

The Ebenezer Stevens Papers consist of the correspondence, military and financial records of Ebenezer Stevens. The collection mainly documents Stevens' tenure as a soldier and officer in the New York State Militia, focusing particularly on daily functions and the fortification of New York Harbor in the years 1802-1814. The papers do not contain much information about Stevens' Revolutionary War efforts, aside from two military orders. Additionally, the papers document Stevens' work as a merchant, both independently and as an agent for the US War Department.

The collection also contains military orders and reports, inventories, bills of lading, accounts and several legal documents. Some notable correspondents include Horatio Gates, John Lamb, John Jay, Alexander Hamilton and Philip Schuyler.

Arrangement Note

The Ebenezer Stevens Papers are arranged chronologically within each series.

  1. Series I: Correspondence
  2. Series II: New York State Artillery Corps Papers
  3. Series III: Financial Documents
  4. Series IV: Legal Documents
  5. Series V: Revolutionary War Documents
  6. Series VI: Writings and Certificates