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Guide to the Jacob Harvey Family Papers
1811-1994
 MS 306

New-York Historical Society
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Container List

Series III. Feins Research Notes , 1811-1994. 3 Linear Feet

Scope and Contents Note

This series comprises correspondence between the Feinses and various people and institutions concerning their research into the lives of Jacob Harvey and David Hosack. Also included are a prospectus for the use of the Jacob Harvey papers, the Feins's masters theses and publications, and printed matter and research notes compiled by the Feinses.

Arrangement Note

The Feinses research notes are arranged in two subseries:

Subseries III.A. Harvey Research Notes
Subseries III.B. Hosack Research Notes

Subseries III.A. Harvey Research Notes , 1950-1994. 0.25 Linear Feet

Scope and Contents Note

This subseries comprises correspondence between the Feinses and various people and institutions concerning information and documents pertinent to their research into the life of Jacob Harvey. Also included are a prospectus for the use of the Jacob Harvey papers and research notes compiled by the Feinses.

Arrangement Note

Correspondence is situated at the beginning of the subseries, followed by the prospectus for the use of the Jacob Harvey Papers and the Feinses research notes.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 12 Folder : 1 Harvey Research Correspondence

Scope and Contents Note

Letters to and from various institutions and people inquiring as to the location and nature of research materials pertinant to the life and work of Jacob Harvey. Also includes letters to various publishers submitting for consideration a perspectus for the use of the Jacob Harvey papers.

1951-1994
Box: 12 Folder : 2 Prospectus for the Use of the Jacob Harvey Papers
1951
Box: 12 Folder : 3 Prospectus for the Use of the Jacob Harvey Papers - Carbon
1951
Box: 12 Folder : 4 Prospectus Notes
circa 1950
Box: 12 Folder : 5-10 Research Notes (6 Folders)
circa 1950

Subseries III.B. Hosack Research Notes , 1811-1982. 2.75 Linear Feet

Scope and Contents Note

This subseries comprises correspondence between the Feinses and various people and institutions concerning information and documents pertinent to their research into the life of David Hosack. Also included are the Feins's masters theses and two works published by Claire Klein Feins, as well as printed matter and research notes compiled by the Feinses. Many of the folders contain typescripts prepared by Claire Feins from original materials pertaining to the life and work of David Hosack.

Arrangement Note

Correspondence is situated at the beginning of the subseries, followed by the Feins's masters theses and publications, printed matter, and research notes.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 12 Folder : 11 Hosack Research Correspondence

Scope and Contents Note

Letters to and from various institutions and people inquiring as to the location and nature of research materials pertinant to the life and work of David Hosack. Includes application materials and forms — as well as a letter of rejection — for a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship, (1948).

1939-1950
Box: 12 Folder : 12 Hosack Research Correspondence

Scope and Contents Note

Letters to and from various institutions and people inquiring as to the location and nature of research materials pertinant to the life and work of David Hosack.

1947-1952
Box: 12 Folder : 13 Feins Theses

Scope and Contents Note

One bound volume comprising the masters theses of both Claire and David Feins.

undated
Box: 12 Folder : 14 Feins Publications. Elgin Botanic Garden Article by Claire Klein

Scope and Contents Note

Three copies of an article by Claire Feins reprinted from the December 1939 issue of the Columbia University Quaterly.

1939
Box: 12 Folder : 15 Feins Publications. Rockefeller Center Property Article by Claire Klein

Scope and Contents Note

Three copies of an article by Claire Feins reprinted from the February 1941 issue of the Columbia University Quaterly.

1941
Box: 12 Folder : 16 Research Notes. Printed Matter. 19th Century

Scope and Contents Note

Two circulars from the College of Physicians and Surgeons at the University of the State of New York. These had been filed by Feinses in a folder titled "College of Physicians and Sergeons."

1811-1819
Box: 12 Folder : 17 Research Notes. Printed Matter. 19th Century

Scope and Contents Note

Two copies of "A Biographical Sketch of Dr. Hosack," from the U.S. Medical and Surgical Journal (Jan. 1836); Part XIX. of  The National Portrait Gallery of Distinguished Americans with portraits and essays depicting Henry Knox, David Hosack, and Francis Barber; and Emily H. Rodgers's copy of  A Memoir of the Late David Hosack M.D. by His Son Alexander Eddy Hosack.

1834-1836, undated
Box: 12 Folder : 18 Research Notes. Printed Matter. Columbia University Quarterly
1939
Box: 12 Folder : 19 Research Notes. Printed Matter. Journal of the Rutgers University Library
1941
Box: 12 Folder : 20 Research Notes. Printed Matter. Frederick Pursh Article by Joseph Ewan
1952
Box: 12 Folder : 21 Research Notes. Printed Matter. The Memoirs of William Cochran
1954
Box: 12 Folder : 22 Research Notes. Printed Matter. Works by Christine Chapman Robbins
1960-1964
Box: 12 Folder : 23 Research Notes. Printed Matter. American Heritage
1982
Box: 12 Folder : 24 Research Notes. Tentative Plan for a Biography of Dr. David Hosack
circa 1950
Box: 12 Folder : 25 Research Notes. Hosack - Portraits
circa 1950
Box: 12 Folder : 26 Research Notes. Hosack - Family of

Scope and Contents Note

Includes, among other documents, correspondence between the Feinses and the Biddle sisters. Of particular interest is one letter from Miss Alice Biddle (1962) inquiring as to the location of the Harvey Papers, and a draft of a response to her stating that her sister, Miss Constance Biddle, had left the family papers to the Feinses with the understanding that they would eventually be given to a library in New York. Also included is a Hosack Family tree written by Georgina Biddle.

circa 1950
Box: 12 Folder : 27 Research Notes. Hosack - Family Record
circa 1950
Box: 12 Folder : 28 Research Notes. Hosack - Manuscript of (1 of 2)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes typescripts of manuscripts from a number of collections, including those at the New-York Historical Society, the New York Public Library, and the American Philosophical Society.

circa 1950
Box: 13 Folder : 1 Research Notes. Hosack - Manuscript of (2 of 2)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes typescripts of manuscripts from a number of collections, including those at the New-York Historical Society, the New York Public Library, and the American Philosophical Society.

circa 1950
Box: 13 Folder : 2 Research Notes. Hosack - Biographies
circa 1950
Box: 13 Folder : 3 Research Notes. Hosack - Historical Biographical Works
circa 1950
Box: 13 Folder : 4 Research Notes. Hosack - International Contacts
circa 1950
Box: 13 Folder : 5 Research Notes. Hosack - Estimates
circa 1950
Box: 13 Folder : 6 Research Notes. Hosack - In Alexandria, Philadelphia, Social Life, Education, Death
circa 1950
Box: 13 Folder : 7 Research Notes. Hosack - Pupils, Practice & Cases
circa 1950
Box: 13 Folder : 8 Research Notes. Hosack - Projects, Religions, Political Views, Temperance
circa 1950
Box: 13 Folder : 9 Research Notes. Hosack - Botany & Mineralogical Collection
circa 1950
Box: 13 Folder : 10 Research Notes. Hosack - Lectures, Library of
circa 1950
Box: 13 Folder : 11 Research Notes. Hosack - American Philosophical Society, Royal Horticultural Society, Gifts of
circa 1950
Box: 13 Folder : 12 Research Notes. Hosack - Writings by
circa 1950
Box: 13 Folder : 13 Research Notes. Hosack - Writings by (2 of2)
circa 1950
Box: 13 Folder : 14 Research Notes. Hosack - Ownership of Property
circa 1950
Box: 13 Folder : 15 Research Notes. Hosack - Hyde Park Estate (1 of 2)
circa 1950
Box: OS-Small Folder : -- Research Notes. Hosack - Hyde Park Estate. Oversize. (2 of 2)

Scope and Contents Note

Department of the Interior Geological Survey of the Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site.

1947
Box: 13 Folder : 16 Research Notes. Hyde Park Estate (1 of 2)
circa 1950
Box: 13 Folder : 17 Research Notes. Hyde Park Estate (2 of 2)
circa 1950
Box: 13 Folder : 18 Research Notes. Elgin Botanic Garden

Scope and Contents Note

Includes an essay on the Elgin Botanic Garden, titled "Dr. Hosack's Garden," by Kenneth Andrews, printed in April 1938.

circa 1950
Box: 13 Folder : 19 Research Notes. Yale University Art Gallery, Views of Elgin Garden

Scope and Contents Note

Includes photographic reproductions of sketches and paintings of Elgin Garden.

circa 1950
Box: 13 Folder : 20 Research Notes. History Medical Scientific
circa 1950
Box: 13 Folder : 21 Research Notes. Humoralism, Smallpox, Treatment of Insane
circa 1950
Box: 13 Folder : 22 Research Notes. Yellow Fever
circa 1950
Box: 13 Folder : 23 Research Notes. Literary & Philosophical Socitey, Medical Education, Kappa Lambda
circa 1950
Box: 13 Folder : 24 Research Notes. Diaries & Journals & Collected Letters
circa 1950
Box: 13 Folder : 25 Research Notes. American Medical & Philosophical Register
circa 1950
Box: 13 Folder : 26 Research Notes. Medical Journals
circa 1950
Box: 13 Folder : 27 Research Notes. Libraries
circa 1950
Box: 13 Folder : 28 Research Notes. American Philosophical Society
circa 1950
Box: 13 Folder : 29 Research Notes. College of Physicians & Surgeons
circa 1950
Box: 14 Folder : 1 Research Notes. Columbia College
circa 1950
Box: 14 Folder : 2 Research Notes. Museum of the City of New York Bibliography - New York Literature
circa 1950
Box: 14 Folder : 3 Research Notes. New-York Historical Society
circa 1950
Box: 14 Folder : 4 Research Notes. Rutgers Medical College
circa 1950
Box: 14 Folder : 5 Research Notes. Francis Papers
circa 1950
Box: 14 Folder : 6 Research Notes. Pintard Letters
circa 1950
Box: 14 Folder : 7 Research Notes. Bard, Burr, Chervin, Clinton
circa 1950
Box: 14 Folder : 8 Research Notes. Dunlap, Hamilton, Hamilton-Burr Duel, Jefferson
circa 1950
Box: 14 Folder : 9 Research Notes. Morris, Stevens, Rush, Verplank
circa 1950
Box: 14 Folder : 10 Research Notes. Wharton
circa 1950
Box: 14 Folder : 11 Research Notes. New York City Hospital
circa 1950
Box: 14 Folder : 12 Research Notes. NYC - Health of, Almshouse, Bellevue Hospital
circa 1950
Box: 14 Folder : 13 Research Notes. NYC - Practice of Physicians
circa 1950
Box: 14 Folder : 14 Research Notes. NYC - American Academy of Fine Art
circa 1950
Box: 14 Folder : 15 Research Notes. NYC - Art, Directories, Dispensary
circa 1950
Box: 14 Folder : 16 Research Notes. NYC - Education, History, Horticultural Societies
circa 1950
Box: 14 Folder : 17 Research Notes. NYC - Humane Society, Literature Magazines
circa 1950
Box: 14 Folder : 18 Research Notes. NYC - Newspapers
circa 1950
Box: 14 Folder : 19 Research Notes. NYC - Lying In Hospital, New York Society Library, Sport
circa 1950
Box: 14 Folder : 20 Research Notes. NYC - Theater, Medical Society, Agricultural Society
circa 1950
Box: 14 Folder : 21 Research Notes. NY State - Medical Society, Politics, Prison
circa 1950
Box: 14 Folder : 22 Research Notes. To File
circa 1950
Box: 14 Folder : 23-30 Research Notes. Miscellaneous (8 Folders)

Scope and Contents Note

These folders consist predominantly of notecards and typescripts prepared by the Feinses. There is also a small amount correspondence between the Feinses and various people and institutions regarding the location and nature of research resources pertaining to the life and work of David Hosack. Of particular interest are correspondence with the Biddle sisters and Christine C. Robbins.

Folder 23: includes, among other documents, correspondence between the director of the Museum of the City of New York and Constance Biddle (1947) which was forwarded by Biddle to Claire Feins, on the topic of Hosack manuscripts and the Coster family.

Folder 24: includes, among other documents, correspondence between Constance Biddle, John Hampton Barnes, and Claire Feins regarding some Hosack material, including a portrait that may, or may not, have been painted by John Trumbull, and some sketchbooks that may have been lost in the mail.

Folder 25: includes, among other documents, correspondence between Christine C. Robbins and Claire Feins.

circa 1950
Box: 14 Folder : 31 Research Notes. Manuscript for an Article Titled "The Romance of New York City Land"

Scope and Contents Note

Includes an article written by Daniel Feins, and sent for consideration to the New York Times Magazine, in 1941. Also included are several drafts of the article, a letter from Feins to the editor, and a letter of rejection from the magazine.

circa 1950
Box: 14 Folder : -- Research Notes. W.P.A. Objective Teaching Materials

Scope and Contents Note

An empty binder from which some of the typescripts prepared by the Feinses were pulled.

circa 1950

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