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Gansevoort-Lansing collection

Title
Gansevoort-Lansing collection, 1650-1919, bulk (1800-1899).
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Military Papers of Gen. Peter Gansevoort Jr., Vol. 1: Correspondence 1754-1776Mixed materialPermit neededAvailable*ZL-228-1 Military Papers of Gen. Peter Gansevoort Jr., Vol. 1: Correspondence 1754-1776Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
Military Papers of Gen. Peter Gansevoort Jr., Vol. 6: Correspondence 1781-1782Mixed materialPermit neededAvailable*ZL-228-1 Military Papers of Gen. Peter Gansevoort Jr., Vol. 6: Correspondence 1781-1782Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
Military Papers of Gen. Peter Gansevoort Jr., Vol. 7: Correspondence 1782-1795Mixed materialPermit neededAvailable*ZL-228-1 Military Papers of Gen. Peter Gansevoort Jr., Vol. 7: Correspondence 1782-1795Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
Military Papers of Gen. Peter Gansevoort Jr., Vol. 9: Muster Rolls, Returns and Ration Accounts, 1754-1810Mixed materialPermit neededAvailable*ZL-228-1 Military Papers of Gen. Peter Gansevoort Jr., Vol. 9: Muster Rolls, Returns and Ration Accounts, 1754-1810Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
Military Papers of Gen. Peter Gansevoort Jr., Vol. 2: Correspondence 1776-1777Mixed materialPermit neededAvailable*ZL-228-2 Military Papers of Gen. Peter Gansevoort Jr., Vol. 2: Correspondence 1776-1777Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
Military Papers of Gen. Peter Gansevoort Jr., Vol. 3: Correspondence 1777-1778Mixed materialPermit neededAvailable*ZL-228-3 Military Papers of Gen. Peter Gansevoort Jr., Vol. 3: Correspondence 1777-1778Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
Military Papers of Gen. Peter Gansevoort Jr., Vol. 4-5: Correspondence, 1778-1780Mixed materialPermit neededAvailable*ZL-228-4 Military Papers of Gen. Peter Gansevoort Jr., Vol. 4-5: Correspondence, 1778-1780Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
Military Papers of Gen. Peter Gansevoort Jr., Vol. 6: Correspondence 1781-1782Mixed materialPermit neededAvailable*ZL-228-5 Military Papers of Gen. Peter Gansevoort Jr., Vol. 6: Correspondence 1781-1782Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328

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Description
212 linear feet (357 boxes).
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Maps.
  • Diaries.
  • Photoprints.
  • Blueprints.
Access (note)
  • Restricted access;
  • Microfilm must be used in lieu of originals when available.
Additional Formats (note)
  • available on microfilm;
  • available on microfilm;
  • available on microfilm;
Source (note)
  • Gansevoort-Lansing, Catherine; Ann P. Hays; John and Carolyn De Marco (Lyrical Ballad Bookstore); etc.
Biography (note)
  • The Gansevoorts and the Lansings were two of the original Dutch families to settle in the Hudson and Mohawk Valleys of New York State. Other families who intermarried with the Gansevoorts and the Lansings were the Melvilles, Sanfords and Van Schaicks. Members of these families were prominent in politics, the military, literature, law, politics, medicine, and economics.
Processing Action (note)
  • Cataloged
Call Number
MssCol 1109
Title
Gansevoort-Lansing collection, 1650-1919, bulk (1800-1899).
Additional Formats
Melville family additions available on microfilm; New York Public Library.
Military papers of Gen. Peter Gansevoort, Jr. (1749-1812), v. 1-9; available on microfilm; New York Public Library; *ZL-228.
Papers of Gen. Peter Gansevoort, Jr. (1749-1812), v. 4-5; available on microfilm; New York Public Library; *ZL-197.
Summary
Collection consists chiefly of papers of the Gansevoort, Lansing and Melville families and reflects the social, business and political interaction between family members and friends and associates of the families. Also included are some papers of members of the Sanford, Van Schaick and other related families. Gansevoort-Lansing papers contain correspondence, land deeds, financial documents, maps and surveys, notebooks, cookbooks, diaries, architectural drawings, photographs, and artifacts. The social, economic and political life of upstate New York over a period of more than 250 years is covered in the collection. Also, materials pertaining to military service in the American Revolution and the U.S. Civil War. Gansevoort family members represented in the collection include Peter Gansevoort (1749-1812), military leader in the American Revolution, Peter Gansevoort (1788-1876), New York political figure, Henry Sanford Gansevoort (1835-1871), Union officer in the Civil War, and Catherine Gansevoort Lansing (1839-1918), benefactress. Photographs (tintypes, daguerreotypes, cyanotypes, and black and white prints) show individuals, family portraits, house interiors and exteriors, historic occasions, and family holdings. Among Lansing family members represented in the collection are Barent Bleecker Lansing (1801-1876) attorney and landowner, and Abraham Lansing (1835-1899).
Subjects include business and financial matters, social events, family news, and current events. Melville family papers document the family of Herman Melville (1819-1891), author of Moby Dick and other works. The bulk of these papers consists of correspondence among three generations of both Melville and Gansevoort family members detailing the lives and daily activities of the writers who include Herman Melville and his father, Allan Melvill (1782-1835). Some manuscripts of Melville's writings also are in the collection.
Restricted Access
Restricted access; Manuscripts and Archives Division; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Access
Microfilm must be used in lieu of originals when available.
Biography
The Gansevoorts and the Lansings were two of the original Dutch families to settle in the Hudson and Mohawk Valleys of New York State. Other families who intermarried with the Gansevoorts and the Lansings were the Melvilles, Sanfords and Van Schaicks. Members of these families were prominent in politics, the military, literature, law, politics, medicine, and economics.
Finding Aids
Collection guide available in repository and on internet.
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Function
Architectural drawings.
Occupation
Landowners.
Authors.
Soldiers.
Politicians.
Added Author
Gansevoort, Catherine Van Schaick, 1751-1830.
Gansevoort, Henry Sanford, 1835-1871.
Gansevoort, Herman, 1779-1862.
Gansevoort, Peter, 1749-1812.
Gansevoort, Peter, 1789-1876.
Gansevoort, Susan Lansing, 1843-1874.
Gansevoort, Mary Sanford, 1814-1841.
Lansing, Abraham, 1835-1899.
Lansing, Abraham Gerrit, 1756-1834.
Lansing, Barent Bleecker, 1801-1876.
Lansing, Catherine Gansevoort, 1838-1918.
Lansing, Christopher Yates, 1796-1872.
Lansing, Gerrit Yates, 1783-1862.
Melvill, Allan, 1782-1832.
Melvill, Maria Gansevoort, 1791-1872.
Melvill, Augusta, 1821-1876.
Melville, Herman, 1819-1891.
Research Call Number
MssCol 1109
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