Vail, Alfred, 1807-1859
Milstein Division of U.S. History, Local History & Genealogy
- 15.5 linear feet (32 boxes).
Correspondence, research notes and notebooks, and family charts on the Vail family, compiled by Alfred Vail, including questionnaires completed by family members. Includes inventory in Box 1. Index cards refer to the 20bound volumes of correspondence and research notes, compiled by Henry Vail, ca. 1902.
Between 1837 and 1844, inventor Alfred Lewis Vail worked together with Samuel F.B. Morse in the development and spread of the telegraph. In 1848, Vail moved to his home town, Morristown, New Jersey, and spent the last ten yearsof his life conducting genealogical research.
Controlled Access Terms
- Vail family.
- New York (State) -- Genealogy.
- Card files.
- Genealogical tables.
- Research notes.
Additional Creator Names
- Vail, Henry Hobart, 1839-1925.
- New York Genealogical and Biographical Society Collection.
- Gift of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society.