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Guide to the Ulster County Collection
1666-1893 (Bulk 1700-1800)
  MS 645

New-York Historical Society
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Collection processed by Jan Hilley

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on November 04, 2011
Description is in English.

Scope and Content Note

This collection is a compilation of a number of miscellaneous manuscript collections that relate to the early history of Ulster County, New York. One portion comes from the Tomlinson Collection, formerly owned by the Mercantile Library Association. Almost exclusively made up of land conveyances, this segment comprises a relatively small portion of the collection. The remaining material, from a variety of sources, includes land transactions but also legal documents, financial papers, military items and some correspondence. Certain Ulster County surnames frequently appear, such as Schuyler, Alexander, Provoost, Beekman, Van Cortlandt, De Peyster, Harrison and Colden.


See Series Descriptions for arrangement of each. The container list is at the item level for Series I, II and IV.

The collection is organized into four series:

  1. Series I. Tomlinson Collection Land Papers (1697-1751)
  2. Series II. Ulster County (1670-1893, undated)
  3. Series III. Militia (1787-1809)
  4. Series IV. Ulster County Oversize (1710-1778)