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Guide to the New-York Historical Society Membership Records
1804-1983
 NYHS-RG 9

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


New-York Historical Society

Collection processed by Larry Weimer

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on June 05, 2018
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Container List

Series V. Certificates and Other Forms, circa 1843-1900s. 4.08 Linear feet

Arrangement Note

The series is arranged by format.

Scope and Contents Note

The Certificates and Other Forms series includes blank print forms related to the membership process. Forms include those related to nominations, applications, and notices to new members of their election. These files are unlikely to be complete as to all the possible forms used over time in the membership process. The series also includes stocks of blank membership certificates; many of these are signed by an N-YHS president and other officers. Seven of the membership and twelve of the fellows certificates are made out to recipients.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 5 Folder : 8 Blank Forms
circa 1860s-1890s
Box: 5 Folder : 9 Blank Forms
circa 1900-1982
Box: 7 Folder : 1 Blank Membership Certificates

Scope and Contents Note

Includes certificates signed by Foreign Corresponding Secretary Frederic DePeyster, Domestic Corresponding Secretary George Folsom, and First Vice President W.B. (William Beach) Lawrence.

[1843-1844]
Box: 7 Folder : 2 Blank Membership Certificates

Scope and Contents Note

Includes certificates signed by President Albert Gallatin, First Vice President Luther Bradish, 2nd Vice President Thomas DeWitt, Foreign Corresponding Secretary John Russell Bartlett, Domestic Corresponding Secretary John Jay, and Recording Secretary Andrew Warner. Three from 1846 are made out to Corresponding Members George Gibbs, Henry Hilliard, and H.W. Whiting and one from 1847 is made out to Honorary Member Ambrose Spencer.

[1846-1847]
Box: 7 Folder : 3 Blank Membership Certificates

Scope and Contents Note

Includes certificates signed by President Luther Bradish, First Vice President Thomas DeWitt, and 2nd Vice President Frederic DePeyster. The certificates date from different periods and are signed by the secretaries from those periods: Foreign Corresponding Secretaries John Russell Bartlett, Edward Robinson, and George Bancroft; Domestic Corresponding Secretaries James William Beekman, and Samuel Osgood; and Recording Secretaries Andrew Warner and Maunsell B. Field. Two certificates, dated February 3, 1857, have seals and are made out to resident life members William L. Andrews and William J. Valentine.

circa 1849-1863
Box: 7 Folder : 4 Blank Membership Certificates

Scope and Contents Note

Includes certificates from the second half of the nineteenth century, signed by presidents Frederic DePeyster, Thomas DeWitt, Benjamin Hazard Field, and John Alsop King. Some are signed by secretaries, including Andrew Warner, George Bancroft, Samuel Osgood, John Romeyn Brodhead, Sydney H. Carney, Jr., and Frederic Wendell Jackson (pro tem). One certificate, dated April 4, 1899, has a seal and is made out to life member William S. Pelletreau.

circa 1864-1899
Box: 7 Folder : 5 Blank Membership Certificates
1800s
Box: 7 Folder : 6 Blank Membership Certificates

Scope and Contents Note

Includes a shrink-wrapped set of blank certificates.

1800s
Box: 8 Folder : 3 Blank Membership Certificates
1800s (after 1843)
Box: 8 Folder : 4 Blank Membership Certificates

Scope and Contents Note

Includes certificates signed by presidents Eugene A. Hoffman, Samuel Verplanck Hoffman, and John Abeel Weekes. Secretaries signing the certificates are Sydney H. Carney, Jr and Stuyvesant Fish.

1901-1903, circa 1927
Box: 8 Folder : 2 Blank Honorary Membership Certificates
1900s
Box: 8 Folder : 5 Completed Fellows Certificates

Scope and Contents Note

Includes certificates signed by President Samuel Verplanck Hoffman and Recording Secretary Acosta Nichols, with seal, and made out to: Charles A. Hoyt, Collis P. Huntington, Adrian Iselin, Rachel L. Kennedy, Robert J. Livingston, Henry G. Marquand, Perry R. Pyne, Julia Rhinelander, William L. Skidmore, David Stewart, Charles L. Tiffany, and Robert Winthrop,

1905
Box: 8 Folder : 1 Blank Fellows Membership Certificates
1900s

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