Written by Maureen Maryanski, Reference Librarian for Printed Collections.
Among the uncatalogued treasures at the New-York Historical Society are two small, leather bound volumes I recently stumbled upon in the library stacks. Out of pure curiosity, I picked these volumes up and looked at the title page. The title read: The Life of Harriot Stuart, Written by Herself.
The first volume's title page, as you can see, is torn in half, the bottom half containing publication and printing...Read More
This blog post was written by Megan Dolan, Archives Intern at N-YHS
As is the case with most areas in New York City, Brooklyn has undergone many transformations. Today Brooklyn has become the ‘new Manhattan’, home to a range of wealthy young professionals, trendy cafes on blocks lined with street art, flea markets, and of course, hipsters. During the 1940s however Brooklyn was the suburban home to many middle class ethnic families.
N-YHS recently acquired a collection...Read More
This post was written by Nora Slominsky, New-York Historical Society Graduate Archival Research Fellow
A key figure in the politics of the late 18th and early 19th centuries, Rufus King was a powerful Federalist senator, diplomat, and attorney. In his very limited spare time, he also built and maintained one of the largest personal libraries in the Early Republic. This collection, consisting of approximately 3,500 pieces, remains largely intact at the New-York Historical Society. Donated by King’s descendants in...Read More
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