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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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Series XXI: Trades, 1795-1939

Scope Note

This series includes certificates of membership to professional societies, as well as one certificate of recognition from the Building Trades Employers' Association.

Three early certificates are found in this series. One, a membership certificate for the New York Coopers Society dated 1827, is illustrated with an engraving of men working along a harbor. Another, from the Society of Master Sail Makers of the City of New York dated 1795, is illustrated with several vignettes showing sail making, ship building and harbor scenes and has its original wax seal. The third, dated 1825 and printed by Peter Maverick, was given to Sarah Daniels for her "meritorious services" by the Society for the Encouragement of Fathful Domestic Servants.

A certificate awarded to John Rogers for his statuary groups from the Massachusetts Charitable Mechanic Association is included. Certificates of membership in the General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen, printed by Maverick, include those of John McComb and John Snook. Also included is a lithograph for the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers printed by the Strobridge Lithographing Company.

Container 1     Title Date
Folder: FF53 American Society of Civil Engineers
1899
Folder: FF81 Brotherhood of Local Engineers
1884
Folder: FF53 Building Trades Employers' Association
1904
Folder: FF54 General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen
1791-1878, undated
Folder: FF53 Institution of Radio Engineers Australia
1939
Folder: FF53 Massachusetts Charitable Mechanic Association
1874, 1881
Folder: FF53 Mechanics Institute of the City of New York
1853
Folder: FF53 Mechanics Mutual Protections
1848
Folder: FF55 Merchant's Association of New York
1908-1928
Folder: FF53 New York Building Congress
undated
Folder: FF53 New York Coopers Society
1827
Folder: FF53 Society of Master Sail-Makers of the City of New York
1795
Folder: FF53 Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
1893
Folder: FF53 Society for the Encouragement of Faithful Domestic Servants
1825

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