Print / View Finding Aid as Single Page

@ 2011 New-York Historical Society logo

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

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

@ 2011 New-York Historical Society

Collection processed by Shannon Yule

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

Descriptive Summary

Title: Richard Varick Papers
Dates: 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.
Quantity: 2.5 Linear feet (5 boxes)
Location note: Manuscript cage
Call Phrase: MS 655