“Forgotten” -- undeservedly -- is the adjective most commonly applied to Swiss-born statesman Albert Gallatin, whose personal papers reside in the N-YHS library.
Born to a highly regarded but not particularly wealthy family in Geneva in 1761, he left nineteen years later to seek his fortune in America while the budding nation was still in the throes of war. Though too young to play a direct role in the country’s founding, as a congressman and secretary...Read More
Post written by Daniel Velardo, Scanning Technician
New York City officially consolidated with its outer boroughs in 1898. The metropolitan area was now comprised of vast swaths of unpopulated lands ready for development, especially those east of the Bronx River which were formerly part of Westchester County.
This problem was solved in in 1904 when New York City's famed subway system served to connect some of these newly incorporated parts of the city with Manhattan. With the...Read More
This post is by Alex Japha, Digital Preservation Intern in the Patricia D. Klingenstein Library.
As part of our ongoing effort to re-launch the digital collection Civil War Treasures from the New-York Historical Society, formerly hosted by the Library of Congress' American Memory website, we have made available 42 sketches from the Union prison camp at Point Lookout, Maryland. Brigadier General James Barnes, the commander of Point Lookout, originally owned the sketches, and after his death in 1869, John S....Read More
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