Manuscripts and Archives Division
- 6 linear feet (18 boxes, 9 v.)
Restricted access; Manuscripts and Archives Division; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Collection consists of correspondence, accounts and business papers, New York State land papers, and various Tayler-Cooper account books. Correspondence is of John Tayler, 1770-1833; Charles D. Cooper, 1804-1832; and John T. Cooper, 1819-1880. Topics include business matters, land holdings in New York State, politics, and social and economic conditions. Bulk of the collection is accounts and business papers, 1744-1879. Also, land papers, 1800-ca. 1881, for Albany and elsewhere in New York State; and account books, 1789-1841.
Members of the Tayler-Cooper family of New York include John Tayler, 1742-1829, a merchant in Albany; his son-in-law Charles Dekay Cooper, 1769-1831; and grandson John Tayler Cooper. Tayler had extensive land holdings in New York State, held various state offices and served as acting governor in 1817. John Tayler Cooper, a lawyer, wasalso a general in the New York State Cavalry and director of insurance and railroad corporations in northern New York.
Controlled Access Terms
- Cooper family.
- Taylor family.
- Real property -- New York (State).
- Transportation -- United States.
- New York (State) -- Commerce.
- New York (State) -- Economic conditions.
- New York (State) -- Politics and government -- 1775-1865.
- New York (State) -- Social conditions.
- United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783.
Additional Creator Names
- Cooper, Charles D. (Charles DeKay), 1769-1831.
- Cooper, John Tayler.
- Tayler, John, 1742-1829.