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Guide to the Records of the
Society of Daughters of Holland Dames,
Descendants of the Ancient and Honorable Families of New Netherland
1895-2021
 MS 3034

New-York Historical Society
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New York, NY 10024
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Collection processed by Joseph Ditta (2017-2018, 2020, 2021)

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on July 06, 2021 using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Container List

Series II. Subject Files, 1892-2013

Arrangement

Series II is organized in four subseries:

Subseries II.A. Meetings, luncheons, receptions, 1900-2013
Subseries II.B. Projects and general topics, 1896-2013
Subseries II.C. Talks & papers delivered before the Society & elsewhere, 1892-2013
Subseries II.D. Artifacts, circa 1898-1990s

Scope and Contents

This series pulls together varied documents that were stored in loose files and binders. They include correspondence, ephemera, some photographs, clippings, and general subject files relating to Society of Daughters of Holland Dames, Descendants of the Ancient and Honorable Families of New Netherland activities, events, interests, projects, and outings. A small collection of artifacts--largely medals depicting Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands--rounds out the series.

Subseries II.A. Meetings, luncheons, receptions, 1900-2013

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 5 Folder : 1 DHD events
1900-1945
Offsite-Box: 5 Folder : 2 DHD events | Henry Hudson 350th Anniversary Luncheon
1959 March 21
Offsite-Box: 5 Folder : 3 DHD events | Anniversary Luncheons

Scope and Contents

For photographs of the 75th Anniversary Luncheon, see box 9, folder 15.

1960-1970
Offsite-Box: 5 Folder : 4 DHD events | Dutch Consulate receptions
2001-2004
Offsite-Box: 5 Folder : 5 DHD events | St. Nicholas Reception at the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society
2005
Offsite-Box: 5 Folder : 6 DHD events | Paas Heritage Ball
2013 March 15
Offsite-Box: 5 Folder : 7 DHD events | Invitations, meeting notices [white binder]
1910-1966
Offsite-Box: 5 Folder : 8 DHD events | Invitations, meeting notices [white binder]
1967-1980
Offsite-Box: 5 Folder : 9 DHD events | Invitations, meeting notices
1923-1949
Offsite-Box: 5 Folder : 10 DHD events | Invitations, meeting notices
1950-1959
Offsite-Box: 5 Folder : 11 DHD events | Invitations, meeting notices
1960-1965
Offsite-Box: 6 Folder : 1 DHD events | Invitations, meeting notices
1970-1972
Offsite-Box: 6 Folder : 2 DHD events | Invitations, meeting notices
1973-1979
Offsite-Box: 6 Folder : 3 DHD events | Invitations, meeting notices
1980-1990
Offsite-Box: 6 Folder : 4 DHD events | Invitations, meeting notices
undated
Offsite-Box: 6 Folder : 5 DHD stationery
undated
Offsite-Box: 6 Folder : 6 Non-DHD | Invitations, programs
1966-1990
Offsite-Box: 6 Folder : 7 Non-DHD | Invitations, programs
1991-1995, undated

Subseries II.B. Projects and general topics, 1896-2013

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 8 Folder : 8 Albany, New York | Schuyler Mansion clock presented by DHD
1921
Offsite-Box: 8 Folder : 9 Alden family article
undated
Offsite-Box: 8 Folder : 10 American Numismatic Society | DHD insignia presented to
1909
Offsite-Box: 8 Folder : 11 Battery Park | Netherlands Memorial
2000
Offsite-Box: 8 Folder : 12 Battery Park | Proposed memorial to "ancestors," with litigation
1913-1931
Offsite-Box: 8 Folder : 13 Bethell, Union Noble (1859-1933) | published biography
1933
Offsite-Box: 8 Folder : 14 Boer Home Industries
1906-1908
Offsite-Box: 8 Folder : 15 Boston | Committee of Correspondence, facsimile of founding document, 1772
circa 1900s
Offsite-Box: 8 Folder : 16 Brinckerhoff Cemetery, Queens, New York
2000
Offsite-Box: 8 Folder : 17 Brooklyn Museum | Dutch period room
1933
Offsite-Box: 8 Folder : 18 John Carter Brown Library
1998
Offsite-Box: 8 Folder : 19 Clippings | DHD
1897-2012
Offsite-Box: 8 Folder : 20 Clippings | non-DHD
1922-2011
Offsite-Box: 8 Folder : 21 Dutch royal family | photographs, Queen Wilhelmina & Princess Juliana
1898, 1914
Offsite-Box: 13 Folder : 5 Dutch royal family | photographs, Queen Juliana
1952
Offsite-Box: 13 Folder : 6-7 Dutch royal family | photographs, Princess Beatrix (2 folders)
1959
Offsite-Box: 8 Folder : 22 Dutch royal family | Queen Wilhelmina's membership certificate, Society of Daughters of Holland Dames, Descendants of the Ancient and Honorable Families of New Netherland
1896 January 18
Offsite-Box: 8 Folder : 23 Dutch royal family | Correspondence
1898-1945
Offsite-Box: 8 Folder : 24-a Dutch royal family | Menu, dinner for Princess Juliana, Waldorf-Astoria
1944 January 10
Offsite-Box: 8 Folder : 24-b Dutch royal family | Commemorative book, The American Visit of the Netherlands Royal Couple
1952 April 2-28
Offsite-Box: 8 Folder : 25 Dutch royal family | Menu & seating plan, dinner, Waldorf-Astoria
1952 April 7
Offsite-Box: 8 Folder : 26-a Dutch royal family | Miscellaneous
1953-1966
Offsite-Box: 8 Folder : 26-b Dutch royal family | Princess Beatrix visit
1959
Offsite-Box: 8 Folder : 27 Dutch royal family | Marriage of Princess Beatrix, press packet
1966 March 10
Offsite-Box: 13 Folder : 8 Dutch royal family | Marriage of Princess Beatrix, souvenir issue of Paris Match, no. 884
1966 March 19
Offsite-Box: 8 Folder : 28 Dutch royal family | Menu and seating list, Holland Society dinner for Prince Bernhard, The Biltmore
1967 September 25
Offsite-Box: 8 Folder : 29 Dutch royal family | Hague Philharmonic at Carnegie Hall
1969 January 28
Offsite-Box: 8 Folder : 30 Dutch royal family | American visit
1982
Offsite-Box: 8 Folder : 31 Fabend, Firth | New Netherland in a Nutshell
2012
Offsite-Box: 8 Folder : 32 Five Dutch Days

Scope and Contents

Annual celebration of Dutch arts and culture in New York City (5dutchdaysnyc.org).

2007-2012
Offsite-Box: 8 Folder : 33 Flag Day
2011-2012
Offsite-Box: 8 Folder : 34 Flag of the United States | proper display and respect
1935-1960
Offsite-Box: 8 Folder : 35 Fort Sumter flagstaff and tablet dedication program
1931 April 11
Offsite-Box: 8 Folder : 36 General Court of Patriotic Societies of America
[1938]
Offsite-Box: 8 Folder : 37 Governors Island | Proposed recreation of Historic New Amsterdam
2000-2001
Offsite-Box: 8 Folder : 38 Gross, Geoffrey | Early American Dutch Architecture [book project]
2002
Offsite-Box: 8 Folder : 39 Grotius Memorial Window, Nieuwe Kerk, Delft
[1930s]
Offsite-Box: 8 Folder : 40 Halve Maen (Half Moon) replica of Henry Hudson's ship
1992-1993
Offsite-Box: 8 Folder : 41 Historic Richmond Town, Staten Island, New York
2003
Offsite-Box: 8 Folder : 42 Historical Society of the Courts of the State of New York program "Before New York There Was New Netherland"
2009
Offsite-Box: 8 Folder : 43 Holland Society of New York
1960s
Offsite-Box: 8 Folder : 44-a Hudson, Henry
[1909]
Offsite-Box: 8 Folder : 44-b Illustrations in Holland Dames Record Books

Scope and Contents

Coeymans Castle, New York, Built before 1700
Cortelyou House, Long Island, Built 1699
De Peyster House, New York City, Built before 1695
De Sille House, Nieuw Utrecht, Built 1657
Reformed Dutch Church, Beverwyck, Built 1656
Sip House, New Jersey, Built 1666
Suydam House, Flushing, Built about 1680
Van der Heyden Palace, Albany, Built about 1700
Van Rensselaer House, Albany, Built 1666 (2 versions)
Van Vechten House, Raritan River, N.J., Built about 1699
Van Westervelt House, New Hackensack, Built about 1700
Ver Planck House, on the Hudson, Built about 1700

[1907-1933]
Offsite-Box: 8 Folder : 45 Kingston, New York | City Hall, restoration of plaster lunettes
2009
Offsite-Box: 8 Folder : 46 Lent-Riker-Smith Homestead, Queens, New York
undated
Offsite-Box: 9 Folder : 1 Long Island [now Brooklyn] Historical Society
undated
Offsite-Box: 9 Folder : 2 Loockermans, Govert | Documentation of 1664 deed from Peter Stuyvesant to Loockermans, and photo of frame made from Stuyvesant pear tree wood.

Related Archival Materials

This 1664 deed (in Dutch) issued by Peter Stuyvesant, as Director General of New Netherland, to Govert Loockermans for land at Canarsie (now in Brooklyn), and its accompanying frame, made of wood from the pear tree Stuyvesant planted at what became the northeast corner of Third Avenue and East 13th Street in Manhattan, were given to the Society of Daughters of Holland Dames, Descendants of the Ancient and Honorable Families of New Netherland by Mrs. William E. (Emma Du Puy) Reed (ca. 1871-1962), a descendant of Loockermans, in 1933. The Society of Daughters of Holland Dames, Descendants of the Ancient and Honorable Families of New Netherland transfered both to the New-York Historical Society in 2015. They are cataloged as Y-AHMC - Stuyvesant deed (oversize small). For a translation of the deed, see box 1, folder 2, Society of Daughters of Holland Dames, Descendants of the Ancient and Honorable Families of New Netherland minutes of 2 January 1934.

1934
Offsite-Box: 9 Folder : 3 Hendrick I. Lott House, Brooklyn, New York
1998-2000
Offsite-Box: 9 Folder : 4 Netherlands illustrations
undated
Offsite-Box: 13 Folder : 9 Netherlands map

Scope and Contents Note

Two copies (one color, one black-and-white) of an undated Rand McNally atlas page showing "Belgium, Netherlands and Western Germany."

undated
Offsite-Box: 9 Folder : 5 Netherlands-American Bicentennial Commission
1980-1982
Offsite-Box: 9 Folder : 6 New Netherland (ship)
1922
Offsite-Box: 9 Folder : 7 New Netherland Project
1991-1993
Offsite-Box: 9 Folder : 8 New-York Historical Society | Gift of books to
1966
Offsite-Box: 9 Folder : 9 New-York Historical Society | Stained glass window installation
1906-1909
Offsite-Box: 9 Folder : 10 New-York Historical Society | Stained glass window rededication
2011-2012
Offsite-Box: 9 Folder : 11 Newsletters
2007-2013
Offsite-Box: 9 Folder : 12 NY400 | Henry Hudson 400th anniversary
2009
Offsite-Box: 9 Folder : 13 Oudshorn, Holland | church windows
1904
Offsite-Box: 9 Folder : 14 Pearl Street tablet | Site of the first church built on Manhattan
1933
Offsite-Box: 9 Folder : 15 Photographs | Society of Daughters of Holland Dames, Descendants of the Ancient and Honorable Families of New Netherland events

Scope and Contents

Includes photos of the 75th Anniversary Luncheon of the Society of Daughters of Holland Dames, Descendants of the Ancient and Honorable Families of New Netherland, 12 December 1970.

1970-circa 2000
Offsite-Box: 9 Folder : 16-a Photographs | Society of Daughters of Holland Dames, Descendants of the Ancient and Honorable Families of New Netherland events
2011
Offsite-Box: 9 Folder : 16-b Roosevelt, Theodore. Letter

Scope and Contents

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt, on State of New York Executive Chamber stationery, regretfully declining an invitation to speak before the Society of Daughters of Holland Dames, Descendants of the Ancient and Honorable Families of New Netherland.

1900 November 22
Offsite-Box: 9 Folder : 17 St. Mark's Church-in-the-Bowery | St. Mark stained glass window
2012
Offsite-Box: 9 Folder : 18 St. Mark's Church-in-the-Bowery | Peter Stuyvesant stained glass window, installation [1903]
1901-1970
Offsite-Box: 9 Folder : 19 St. Mark's Church-in-the-Bowery | Peter Stuyvesant stained glass window, centennial [2003]
2001-2006
Offsite-Box: 9 Folder : 20 St. Mark's Church-in-the-Bowery | Peter Stuyvesant stained glass window, rededication
2009 September 11
Offsite-Box: 9 Folder : 21-23 St. Mark's Church-in-the-Bowery | Peter Stuyvesant stained glass window, restoration & reception (3 folders)
2012
Offsite-Box: 9 Folder : 24 South Street Seaport Museum
1996-2002
Offsite-Box: 9 Folder : 25 Stuyvesant, Peter | mother
2012
Offsite-Box: 9 Folder : 26 Stuyvesant, Peter | research
1957, 2001
Offsite-Box: 9 Folder : 27 Stuyvesant, Peter | statue
1937
Offsite-Box: 9 Folder : 28 Miscellaneous material, Society of Daughters of Holland Dames, Descendants of the Ancient and Honorable Families of New Netherland
undated

Subseries II.C. Talks & papers delivered before the Society & elsewhere, 1892-2013

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 9 Folder : 29 Suggestions for Writing Papers to Be Read Before the Society [printed pamphlet]
undated
Offsite-Box: 9 Folder : 30 Bedle, Althea Randolph: "The Influcence of the Holland Dames in the Capitulation of New Netherlands."
undated
Offsite-Box: 9 Folder : 31 Bedle, Althea Randolph: "Some of the Old Land Marks in Bergen and Jersey City" [a.k.a. "Old Bergen and Paulus Hook (An historical sketch)"].
1906 November 6
Offsite-Box: 9 Folder : 32 Brown, Hulda H. Bergen: "Influence of the Dutch"; address at Colonial Dames Breakfast in San Francisco.
1903 December 5
Offsite-Box: 9 Folder : 33 Cadena, Mariana Velazquez de la: "MANA-HA-TA and the DUTCH FLAG."
undated
Offsite-Box: 9 Folder : 34 Chenoweth, Catharine R. W.: "Paper read on April 6th, 1897, at a Meeting of Daughters of Holland Dames, being a description of medal presented by Mrs. Alexander Crawford Chenoweth."
1897 April 6
Offsite-Box: 9 Folder : 35 Chenoweth, Catharine R. W.: "The Inauguration of Queen Wilhelmina."
1898 September
Offsite-Box: 9 Folder : 36 Johnson, Ruth: "Does America Owe More to the Dutchman, or the Puritan?"

Scope and Contents

First Prize in Competition of High School pupils for essay on the subject specified, $15 in gold offered by the Colonial Dames. Prize awarded to Ruth Johnson. Reprinted from the High School Journal.

undated
Offsite-Box: 9 Folder : 37 Kimmelman, Elbrun: "Windows on Dutch History in New York"; delivered to the Dutch Colonial Society.
2013 April 10
Offsite-Box: 9 Folder : 38 Poems, prayers, toasts

Scope and Contents

1892-1974
Offsite-Box: 9 Folder : 39 Randall, Anna J. B.: "Early New Netherland"
undated
Offsite-Box: 9 Folder : 40 Robinson, Harriet Duer: "A Paper on the Philipse Family"
1897 March 9
Offsite-Box: 9 Folder : 41 Weart, Clara L.: "Early Settlement of Hudson County, New Jersey."
undated
Offsite-Box: 9 Folder : 42 300th Anniversary Departure of Pilgrims from Holland
undated
Offsite-Box: 9 Folder : 43 [William the Silent]
circa 1900

Subseries II.D. Artifacts, circa 1898-1990s

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 13 Folder : 1 Bracelet & medals | Queen Wilhelmina

Scope and Contents

An orange silk or satin jewel box containing objects donated to the Society of Daughters of Holland Dames, Descendants of the Ancient and Honorable Families of New Netherland by Mrs. Alexander Crawford Chenoweth (first Directress General) in 1925:

circa 1898-1925
Offsite-Box: 13 Folder : 2 Medal | Queen Wilhelmina

Scope and Contents

Bronze medal commemorating the silver jubilee (i.e., 25th anniversary) of the reign of Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands, inscribed "Wilhelmina Koningin der Nederlanden" [obverse] and "MDCCCXCVIII [1898] - MDCCCCXXIII [1923]" [reverse]. Donated by Mrs. Joseph F. Simmons, who in 1923 received this medal as the Society of Daughters of Holland Dames, Descendants of the Ancient and Honorable Families of New Netherland delegate to the jubilee.

1923
Offsite-Box: 13 Folder : 3 Medal | Roosevelt, Theodore

Scope and Contents

Bronze medal designed by Anna Vaughn Hyatt Huntington and produced by the Medallic Art Company in 1920. Inscribed "Woman's Roosevelt Memorial Association Service" [obverse] and "Theodore Roosevelt / Born October 27, 1858 / Died January 6, 1919" [reverse]. The New-York Historical Society holds another copy of this medal under INV.3562.

1920
Offsite-Box: 13 Folder : 4 Ribbon samples and insignia ribbons

Scope and Contents

Fabric samples for Society of Daughters of Holland Dames, Descendants of the Ancient and Honorable Families of New Netherland lapel pins.

1980s-1990s, undated

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