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

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Collection processed by Kelly McAnnaney (2008). Revised by Marybeth Kavanagh (2018).

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Container List

Series XVI: Political and Government, 1805-1994

Scope Note

This series is comprised of certificates from various government and political organizations.

Two certificates of appointment to federal positions have President Warren Harding's signature.

Tammany Society (also known as the Columbian Order) certificates contain one printed by Samuel Maverick and two that are illustrated and hand-lettered. Certificates of membership to the Tippecanoe Club are printed with images of William Henry Harrison.

One certificate of note was issued to Elisha Harris in recognition of his efforts to conduct the first sanitary survey of the city to try to combat cholera.

Container 1     Title Date
Folder: FF48 Government-Federal- appointment to Aide in the Inaguration Parade
1901
Folder: FF48 Government-Federal- appointment to Assistant Secretary of War
1921
Folder: FF48 Government-Federal- appointment to Pension Agent
1886
Folder: FF48 Government-Federal- appointment to the Advisory Committee at the Conference of Limitation of Armanent
1921
Folder: FF48 Government-Federal- appointment to the War Industries Board
1918
Folder: FF49 Government-Local- City of New York- appointment of Comptroller
1934
Folder: FF49 Government-Local- City of New York- appointment to committee for the commemoration of NYC's golden jubilee
1948
Folder: FF49 Government-Local- City of New York- Common Council
1851, 1878
Folder: Oversize FF 82 Government-Local- City of New York- Common Council
1861, 1863
Folder: FF49 Government - Local - City of New York - Accumulated Debt Bond

Scope and Contents

Bond for $2,000 issued to Mrs. H.G. Hawkins. Stamped on back as transferred to George H. Sistare's Sons in 1879. (Source: Gift from an anonymous donor, May 2019)

1869, 1879
Folder: FF49 Government - Local - City of New York - Corporate Stock to Provide for the Supply of Water

Scope and Contents

Cancelled certificate. Issued to Matilda E. Webb. (Source: Gift from an anonymous donor, May 2019)

1906
Folder: FF49 Government-Local- Nassau County- Proclamation in honor of 103rd birthday
1994
Folder: FF50 Government-State- New York- State Legislature resolution
1859
Folder: FF50 Government-State- New York- appointment to the Commission to Revise Banking Law
1913
Folder: FF50 Government-State- New York- appointment of Commissioner of Palisades Interstate Park
1900-1901
Folder: FF50 Government-State- New York- appointment of State Historian
1907
Folder: FF50 Government-State- New York- appointment of Workmen's Compensation Commission member
1914
Folder: FF50 Government-State- New York- appointment of Military Secretary to the Governor
1913
Folder: FF50 Government-State- New York- commemoration of "An Act to amend the Highway Law"
1913
Folder: FF50 Government-State- New Jersey- appointment of commission member of Palisades Interstate Park
1924
Folder: FF50 Government-State- Pennsylvania- appointment to the Commission to Construct a Public Steamboat Landing
1907
Folder: FF78 Political Organizations- Citizen's Association of New York- recognition of the first sanitary survey of the city
1867
Folder: Oversize FF 82 Political Organizations- Eleventh Ward Association of New York, in appreciation of Provost Marshal
1865
Folder: FF78 Political Organizations- Loyal National League
1863
Folder: FF78 Political Organizations- Republican Party of the County of New York- poll watcher's certificate
1943
Folder: FF78 Political Organizations- Tammany Society
1805-1897, undated
Folder: FF78 Political Organizations- Tippecanoe Club
1840, undated
Folder: FF78 Political Organizations- Williamsbridge Democratic and Social Club
1915

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