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Guide to the New York City Tavern License Collection
1783-1797, 1862
 MS 443.28

New-York Historical Society
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Collection processed by Alison Barr and Larry Weimer

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on May 01, 2019 using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Open to qualified researchers. Photocopying undertaken by staff only. Limited to twenty exposures of stable, unbound material per day. (Researchers may not accrue unused copy amounts from previous days.)

Use Restrictions

This collection is owned by the New-York Historical Society. The copyright law of the United States governs the making of photocopies and protects unpublished materials as well as published materials. Unpublished materials created before 1 January 1978 cannot be quoted in publication without permission of the copyright holder.

Preferred Citation Note

This collection should be cited as the New-York Historical Society collection of New York City tavern licenses, MS 443.28, New-York Historical Society.

Immediate Source of Acquisition Note

The collection as a whole was compiled over time by New-York Historical Society from various donations and a purchase. All but ten of the licenses were donated to N-YHS by a former N-YHS President Samuel V. Hoffman, on four different dates: 3 January 1910, 26 November 1923, 21 September 1926, and 7 October 1926. One license was likely received as part of a bequest of manuscripts from Hoffman on 21 April 1943 (see folder 3). Other donated licenses were: one by Thomas P. Teale on 5 October 1847 (see folder 5); three by Robert F. Seybolt on 27 September 1932 and 20 September 1939 (see folder 4); one by E.B. Child on 23 March 1933 (see folder 4); and one by C. Otto von Kienbusch on 6 January 1958 (see folder 4). Four licenses with affidavits were purchased on 15 January 1918 (see folder 3).

Processing Information Note

Volunteer Alison Barr compiled the detailed document list and entered the data to the collection management system. Archivist Larry Weimer added the overall descriptive notes to produce a finding aid.