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Guide to the New-York Historical Society Collection of Certificates
1700-1991
 PR 014

New-York Historical Society
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Collection processed by Kelly McAnnaney (2008). Revised by Marybeth Kavanagh (2018).

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on June 03, 2021 using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Container List

Series XII: Legal, 1809-1936

Scope Note

This series includes birth, marriage and death certificates, passports, and certificates of admission to the bar. Some are on parchment and include wax or foil seals. Also included are leases, receipts, a deed for land in the Dakota Territories, and a certificate from the London Trade Marks Registry Office.

Of special interest is an ornate lithograph recording the marriage of Henry Lockwood and Zana Rowland in 1885. Cartes de visite of the bride and groom are attached to the verso.

Also of note is a hand-lettered document from the State of New York Executive Chamber. The certificate, created in 1913, is affixed with the pen that was used to sign a bill regarding the Highway Act into law.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 6 Folder : 1 Admission to the Bar
1809-1914
Folder: FF37 Admission to the Bar
1883-1926
Box: 6 Folder : 2 Birth Certificates
circa 1850
Box: 6 Folder : 4 Cemetery Deeds
1959
Box: 6 Folder : 3 Citizenship Papers
1831-1925
Box: 6 Folder : 2 Death Certificates
1936
Box: 6 Folder : 4 Land Patents
1889
Box: 6 Folder : 4 Leases
1836, undated
Box: 6 Folder : 5 Legal Advisory Boards
1917-1919, undated
Box: 6 Folder : 6 Legal Societies
1850-1927, undated
Box: 6 Folder : 7 Licenses-Professional/Business
1864-1931
Folder: FF38 Marriage Certificates
1856-1917
Box: 6 Folder : 4 Notices of Probate
1881
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Passports

Scope and Contents Note

issued to Daniel Parish Jr.

1869
Box: 6 Folder : 3 Passports
1831-1925
Box: 6 Folder : 4 Trademark Registers
1879

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