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Guide to the Oversize Manuscripts Collection
1648-2018
 MS OS

New-York Historical Society
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Collection processed by Catherine Newton and Audrey Belanger, with ongoing additions by others.

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on April 12, 2021
Finding Aid is written in English. using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Access Points

Subject Names

  • Andros, Edmund, Sir, 1637-1714
  • Audubon, John James, 1785-1851
  • Ericsson, John, 1803-1889
  • Erving, John, 1789-1862
  • Fulton, Robert, 1765-1815 -- Exhibitions
  • King, Charles, 1789-1867
  • Lamb, Martha J. (Martha Joanna), 1829-1893 -- History of the City of New York
  • Lind, Jenny, 1820-1887 -- Portraits
  • McDougall, Alexander, 1732-1786
  • Shepard, Helen Miller Gould, 1868-1938
  • Thursby, Emma Cecilia, 1845-1931
  • Washington, George, 1732-1799
  • Watts, John, 1749-1836
  • White, Richard Grant, 1821-1885

Document Type

  • Diplomas
  • Correspondence.
  • Warrants
  • Technical drawings
  • Signatures (names)
  • Ships' logs
  • Sheet music.
  • Registers (lists)
  • Property records
  • Poems
  • Petitions.
  • Payrolls
  • Payroll records.
  • Patents.
  • Passports.
  • Indentures.
  • Genealogies (histories)
  • Financial documents.
  • Estate records.
  • Estate records.
  • Certificates.
  • Blueprints (reprographic copies).
  • Autographs
  • Returns (military reports).
  • Charts
  • Commissions (orders for works).
  • Inventories
  • Journals (accounts)
  • Deeds.
  • Ledgers (account books).
  • Letters (correspondence)
  • Manuscripts (documents).
  • Maps.
  • Marriage certificates
  • Membership lists.
  • Military records.
  • Muster rolls.
  • Clippings (information artifacts)
  • Newspaper clippings.
  • Official documents
  • Orders (military records).

Subject Organizations

  • Brown Brothers, Harriman & Co.
  • United States. Continental Army -- Pay, allowances, etc.
  • United States. Continental Army -- Supplies and stores

Subject Topics

  • Presidents -- United States.
  • Real property -- New York (State) -- New York
  • Historic buildings -- United States.
  • Historic sites -- United States.
  • Urban parks
  • Upper class -- New York (State) -- New York.
  • Steam-engines -- Drawings.
  • Soldiers.
  • Societies
  • Slaves -- Emancipation
  • Ships -- United States.
  • Ships.
  • Shipbuilding
  • Shipbuilding -- History
  • Riots -- New York (State).
  • Rationing -- United States.
  • Prisoners -- New York (State).
  • Presidential candidates -- United States
  • Politicians
  • Patriotism
  • Insurance
  • Indians Of North America -- History
  • History -- Societies, etc.
  • Genealogy & local history
  • Genealogy.
  • Family.
  • Elections
  • Deeds -- New York (State) -- Otsego County
  • Burr-Hamilton Duel, Weehawken, N.J., 1804
  • Biology -- Classification -- Charts, diagrams, etc.
  • Armies -- Officers.
  • American loyalists -- New York (State) -- New York.
  • American loyalists
  • Circus performers -- United States.
  • City Hall Park (New York, N.Y.)
  • Clubs -- New York (State) -- New York.
  • Decedents' estates
  • Decedents' estates -- New York (State)
  • Jails -- New York (State) -- New York.
  • Land grants
  • Land grants -- New York (State).
  • Land patents
  • Land titles -- New York (State).
  • Land titles -- New York (State) -- Otsego County
  • Marriage -- New York (State).
  • Military maneuvers
  • Military service, Voluntary -- United States.
  • Military supplies -- New York (State).
  • Military training camps -- United States.
  • Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815
  • Parks
  • Indians Of North America

Subject Places

  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
  • United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783.
  • Washington Square Park (New York, NY)
  • Washington (D.C.).
  • Virginia -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783.
  • Virginia -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
  • United States -- History.
  • United States -- Politics and government.
  • Ulster County (N.Y.)
  • Staten Island (New York, N.Y.)
  • Confederate States of America
  • New York (State) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
  • Manhattan (New York, N.Y.)
  • United States -- Armed Forces -- Officers.
  • New York (N.Y.) -- Societies, etc.
  • New York (State) -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783.
  • Mohawk River Valley (N.Y.) -- History.

Family Name(s)

  • Van Cortlandt (Family)
  • Walton family
  • Watts family