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Guide to the New-York Historical Society Bequests, Gifts & Related Matters Record Group

New-York Historical Society
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New York, NY 10024
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New-York Historical Society

Collection processed by Larry Weimer

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on August 29, 2019
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Descriptive Summary

Creator: New-York Historical Society
Title: New-York Historical Society bequests, gifts & related matters
Dates [inclusive]: 1852-1992
Abstract: The New-York Historical Society bequests, gifts & related matters record group (NYHS-RG 16) primarily includes records concerning estates in which N-YHS was named as a beneficiary. Most of these instances resulted in N-YHS receiving museum objects, manuscripts, books, or other items or a financial legacy. The record group also includes files of some donations of objects and funds from donors during their lifetimes, as well as some purchases. The record group includes files on some of the most important patrons and objects in N-YHS's history.
Quantity: 8.54 Linear feet in 20 document boxes
Call Phrase: NYHS-RG 16
Sponsor: This record group was processed as part of the 2015-2016 N-YHS Institutional Archives project, made possible by a generous grant from the Leon Levy Foundation.