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Guide to the Jacob Harvey Family Papers
 MS 306

New-York Historical Society
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New York, NY 10024
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This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on March 11, 2019
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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Harvey, Jacob, 1797-1848
Title: Jacob Harvey family papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1811-1994
Abstract: The collection contains just under four linear feet of 19th century material, including correspondence, journals, and miscellaneous ephemera belonging to New York merchant and Quaker Jacob Harvey (1797-1848), his wife Mary Hosack Harvey (1800-1872), and their daughters Mary Harvey (1831-1900) and Rebecca Harvey (1840-1912). The bulk of the 19th century material consists of journals and correspondence belonging to Jacob Harvey, and is concerned with politics in the United States and Great Britain, the Society of Friends, Harvey's business affairs, and his humanitarian efforts. Correspondence and other materials belonging to Mary H., Mary, and Rebecca Harvey are primarily concerned with life and society in New York City and its environs. Also included in the collection are typescripts, an index, and research notes prepared and compiled by historians Claire and Daniel Feins through the middle of the 20th century. Much of the 20th century material relates to the Harvey family, though a significant portion of the Feinses research notes are concerned with the life and work of prominent New York physician, and father to Mary H. Harvey, David Hosack.
Quantity: 8.75 Linear Feet in five record cartons, nine document boxes, and one oversized folder.
Call Phrase: MS 306