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William Livingston papers,

Title
William Livingston papers, 1749-1782.
Author
Livingston, William, 1723-1790.
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Additional Authors
  • Alexander, William, 1726-1783.
  • Boudinot, Elias, 1740-1821.
  • Houston, William Churchill, approximately 1746-1788.
  • Huntington, Samuel, 1731-1796.
  • Jay, John, 1745-1829.
  • Laurens, Henry, 1724-1792.
  • Livingston, Henry Beekman, 1750-1831.
  • Livingston, Susannah French.
  • Morris, Robert, approximately 1745-1815.
  • Reed, Joseph, 1741-1785.
  • Tilghman, Tench, 1744-1786.
  • Trumbull, Jonathan, 1740-1809.
  • Washington, George, 1732-1799.
Description
3 linear feet (14 v.)
Subject
  • Law > New York (State)
  • Livingston family
  • Livingston, William, 1723-1790
  • New Jersey > Politics and government > 1775-1865
  • New York (State). Supreme Court
  • United States > History > Revolution, 1775-1783
Access (note)
  • Restricted access;
Additional Formats (note)
  • available on microfilm;
Source (note)
  • Ledyard, Mrs. Lewis C.; Mr. & Mrs. Lester H. Lyon; Moore Collection
Biography (note)
  • William Livingston (1723-1790), a lawyer, was the first governor of New Jersey.
Processing Action (note)
  • Cataloged
Call Number
MssCol 1785
Author
Livingston, William, 1723-1790.
Title
William Livingston papers, 1749-1782.
Restricted Access
Restricted access; Manuscripts and Archives Division; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Summary
Collection consists of correspondence and other papers of Livingston. Correspondence, 1775-1782, includes incoming letters and documents from constituents, colleagues, and political and social figures; Livingston's letters to the New Jersey Gazette on events of the American Revolution; and letterbooks kept by Livingston as governor of New Jersey containing drafts of official letters, family letters, messages to the New Jersey Assembly, and narrative of the war by Jonathan Trumbull. Also, cost books of cases, 1749-1772, in which Livingston acted as counsel before the Supreme Court of New York.
Additional Formats
Letterbooks and selected papers available on microfilm; New York Public Library.
Biography
William Livingston (1723-1790), a lawyer, was the first governor of New Jersey. After practicing law in New York, he was a member of the Continental Congress from 1774 to 1776 and also a brigadier general in the New Jersey militia. He served as governor of New Jersey from 1776 to 1790 and in 1787 was a delegate to the Federal Constitutional Convention.
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Occupation
Governors.
Lawyers.
Added Author
Alexander, William, 1726-1783.
Boudinot, Elias, 1740-1821.
Houston, William Churchill, approximately 1746-1788.
Huntington, Samuel, 1731-1796.
Jay, John, 1745-1829.
Laurens, Henry, 1724-1792.
Livingston, Henry Beekman, 1750-1831.
Livingston, Susannah French.
Morris, Robert, approximately 1745-1815.
Reed, Joseph, 1741-1785.
Tilghman, Tench, 1744-1786.
Trumbull, Jonathan, 1740-1809.
Washington, George, 1732-1799.
LCCN
ms 70000176 /, ms 83001643
Research Call Number
MssCol 1785
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