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Guide to the Papers of Richard Varick
1743-1871 (Bulk 1775-1830)
  MS 655

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This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on September 09, 2019
Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Richard Varick Papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1743-1871 (bulk 1775-1830)
Abstract: Richard Varick, born in New Jersey, 1753, served as Captain, deputy muster-master-general, and George Washington's secretary during the Revolutionary war. He was appointed one of the first mayors of New York and served from 1789-1801. He died in 1831. His papers contain items resulting from his military, legal, and political careers, as well as personal and familial correspondence and accounts--including letters received, drafts of letters sent, accounts, receipts, military orders, inventories, muster and pay rolls, military pay accounts, indentures, court-martial papers and civil court papers.

The Richard Varick papers are digitized and available in the  Shelby White and Leon Levy Digital Library.
Quantity: 2.5 Linear feet (5 boxes)
Call Phrase: MS 655