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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).

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Container List

Series XIX: Scientific, 1819-1945

Scope Note

This series contains certificates of membership to societies such as the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the National Geographic Society, the New York Academy of Science, and the New York Zoological Society.

Award certificates from various environmental, agricultural, and horticultural societies include an award for "a superior market wagon" from the Queens County Agricultural Society, and "best 12 ears of sweet corn" from the Horticultural Society of Morrisania.

A certificate of membership in the Audubon Society is embellished with an engraved portrait of Audubon as well as a small image of Cedar Birds.

A hand-lettered certificate by Tiffany and Co. from the American Numismatic and Archaeological Society commemorates the retirement of Daniel Parish, Jr. Tiffany and Co. also designed the membership certificates for the American Museum of Natural History.

Also of note are certificates from The Literary and Philosophical Society, a scientific society founded by DeWitt Clinton and Samuel Latham Mitchell in New York in 1814, and dissolved 1834.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 9 Folder : 7 Amateur Astronomers Association
1947
Box: 9 Folder : 7 American Association for the Advancement of Science
1887-1913
Box: 9 Folder : 10 American Forestry Association
1927
Folder: FF80 American Geographical and Statistical Society
1856
Folder: FF80 American Institute
1856, 1885
Folder: FF80 American Museum of Natural History
1895, 1918-1939
Folder: FF80 American Numismatic and Archaeological Society
1896
Box: 9 Folder : 8 Aquidneck Agricultural Society of Newport, Rhode Island
1881
Box: 9 Folder : 10 Association for the Protection of the Adirondacks
1902
Folder: FF80 Astronomical Society of Michigan
undated
Box: 9 Folder : 9 Audubon Society
1887
Box: 9 Folder : 9 Federation of the Bird Clubs of New England
1926
Box: 9 Folder : 7 Franklin Institute
1938
Box: 9 Folder : 10 Horticultural Society of Morrisania
undated
Box: 9 Folder : 10 Horticultural Society of New Haven
1846
Box: 9 Folder : 7 Laboratory of Anthropology
1945
Folder: FF80 Literary and Philosophical Society of New York
1822, undated
Box: 9 Folder : 9 Massachusetts Kennel Club
1882
Box: 9 Folder : 8 Montgomery County Agricultural Society
circa 1840
Box: 9 Folder : 11 National Geographic Society
1907-1936
Box: 9 Folder : 9 New Jersey Association of Poultry, Pigeon and Pet Stock Fanciers
1922
Box: 9 Folder : 7 New York Academy of Sciences
1895
Box: 9 Folder : 12 New York Zoological Society
1911-1916
Folder: FF80 Patrons of Husbandry
1896
Box: 9 Folder : 8 Queens County Agricultural Society
1849
Box: 9 Folder : 8 Society for the Promoting Agriculture and Domestic Manufactures
1819-1822
Box: 9 Folder : 9 Westminster Kennel Club, New York
1879

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