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William Smith, Jr. papers

Title
William Smith, Jr. papers, 1665-1912 (bulk 1750-1793).
Author
Smith, William, 1728-1793.
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box 1Mixed materialRequest in advance MssCol 2796 box 1Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
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Description
4 linear feet (6 boxes, 10 v.)
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Certificates.
  • Diaries.
  • Legal documents.
  • Manuscripts for publication.
  • Military commissions.
  • Minutes (administrative records)
  • Property records.
  • Receipts (financial records)
  • Wills.
  • History.
Access (note)
  • Apply to Manuscripts and Archives Division for access at http://www.nypl.org/mssref.
  • Digital images must be used in lieu of originals.
Additional Formats (note)
  • Available as digital images.
Funding (note)
  • Digitization was made possible by a lead gift from The Polonsky Foundation.
Source (note)
  • Various purchases and gifts, 1915-1938
Language (note)
  • Some items are in French, Latin, or Dutch.
Provenance (note)
  • The Library purchased the papers from Lathrop C. Harper in 1920, made possible by donations from Lewis Cass Ledyard and George Peabody Wetmore. Volumes were purchased from Francis Edwards, 1915, and Classic Book Shop (volume 10), 1938. Harper acquired the papers at the Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge sale of June 2, 1919 through his agent Stevens & Stiles. The papers were the property of P.A.S. Hickey, a Smith descendant.
Processing Action (note)
  • Cataloging updated
Call Number
MssCol 2796
OCLC
144652411
Author
Smith, William, 1728-1793.
Title
William Smith, Jr. papers, 1665-1912 (bulk 1750-1793).
Restricted Access
Apply to Manuscripts and Archives Division for access at http://www.nypl.org/mssref.
Digital images must be used in lieu of originals.
Summary
William Smith Jr. (1728-1793), an American Loyalist of New York and Quebec, was a prominent jurist, statesman, journalist and historian. The William Smith Jr. papers comprise the papers of William Smith Jr., 1683-1793; those of his son William Smith III (1769-1847), a Canadian government official, historian and militia officer, 1797-1848; and Smith family land and estate papers, 1665-1912. The bulk of the collection consists of William Smith Jr.'s papers pertaining to his activities as a lawyer, journalist and historian, and as a Councillor and Chief Justice in the British provinces of New York and Quebec (later Lower Canada). Papers include his correspondence and documents, writings for publication, and the diaries he kept from 1753 to 1783, known as his Historical Memoirs. Volumes documenting his law practice in New York are also present.
Additional Formats
Available as digital images.
Funding
Digitization was made possible by a lead gift from The Polonsky Foundation.
Language
Some items are in French, Latin, or Dutch.
Provenance
The Library purchased the papers from Lathrop C. Harper in 1920, made possible by donations from Lewis Cass Ledyard and George Peabody Wetmore. Volumes were purchased from Francis Edwards, 1915, and Classic Book Shop (volume 10), 1938. Harper acquired the papers at the Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge sale of June 2, 1919 through his agent Stevens & Stiles. The papers were the property of P.A.S. Hickey, a Smith descendant.
Source
Various purchases and gifts, 1915-1938
Connect to:
Chronological Term
1600-1799
Occupation
Clergy.
Historians.
Journalists.
Judges.
Landowners.
Lawyers.
Politicians.
Soldiers.
Statesmen.
Added Author
Edward Augustus, Prince, Duke of Kent, 1767-1820.
Burr, Aaron, 1716-1757.
Carlisle, Frederick Howard, Earl of, 1748-1825.
Clinton, George, 1739-1812.
Colden, Cadwallader, 1688-1776.
Dorchester, Guy Carleton, Baron, 1724-1808.
Dunmore, John Murray, Earl of, 1732-1809.
Leisler, Jacob, -1691.
Livingston, William, 1723-1790.
Moore, Henry, Sir, 1713-1769.
Scott, John Morin, 1730-1784.
Smith, William, 1769-1847.
Tryon, William, 1729-1788.
Research Call Number
MssCol 2796
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