Robert Bonner papers

Robert Bonner papers, 1860-1899.
Bonner, Robert, 1824-1899.
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Moving imagePermit neededAvailable*ZL-359Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328


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7.8 linear feet (19 boxes).
  • Photographic prints.
  • Scrapbooks.
  • Sketches.
Access (note)
  • Restricted access;
  • Microfilm must be used in lieu of originals when available.
Additional Formats (note)
  • available on microfilm;
Source (note)
  • Wormser; David J. Holmes Autographs; Queens Borough Public Library
Biography (note)
  • Robert Bonner (1824-1899) was a newspaper publisher and trotting horse breeder.
Processing Action (note)
  • Surveyed
  • Cataloging updated
Call Number
MssCol 335
Bonner, Robert, 1824-1899.
Robert Bonner papers, 1860-1899.
Restricted Access
Restricted access; Manuscripts and Archives Division; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Microfilm must be used in lieu of originals when available.
Collection consists of general correspondence, trotting horse papers, financial documents, writings, photographs, and artifacts. General correspondence includes letters to Bonner as proprietor of the New York Ledger, with a few drafts of his replies, mostly from contributors offering stories, suggesting plots, soliciting money, acknowledging remuneration, and relating to personal matters; letters from Presbyterian clergymen about church affairs; and letters from the owners of the New York Sun, New York Herald, and New York Times, revealing Bonner's willingness to lend financial aid to those newspapers. Papers relating to the breeding, development, and shoeing of trotting horses contain letters from owners, breeders, veterinarians, editors of sporting journals, and others from all parts of the United States, especially Kentucky; notes on horses; accounts; scrapbooks of newspaper clippings containing biographical data and other material on the horse and on the Scotch Irish Society of America; and photographs, sketches and artifacts.
Additional Formats
General correspondence and Trotting horse papers; available on microfilm; New York Public Library; *ZL-359.
Robert Bonner (1824-1899) was a newspaper publisher and trotting horse breeder. He owned and published the New York Ledger.
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Horse breeders.
Added Author
Beecher, Henry Ward, 1813-1887.
Clark, Thomas M. (Thomas March), 1812-1903.
Cobb, Sylvanus, 1823-1887.
Hall, John, 1829-1898.
Lewis, Leon, 1833-1920.
Lewis, Harriet.
Peck, William Henry.
Allen, William Russell.
Armitage, Thomas, 1819-1896.
Backman, Charles, 1824-1900.
Barnum, P. T. (Phineas Taylor), 1810-1891.
Brodhead, Lucas.
Bryant, William Cullen, 1794-1878.
Alexander, A.J.
Busbey, Hamilton.
Cameron, Roderick W., Sir.
Case, J.I.
Garrison, Joshua.
Grady, Henry Woodfin, 1850-1889.
Harris, Samuel T.
Jewett, Henry C.
Kellogg, Peter C.
McDowell, Henry C. (Henry Clay), 1861-1933.
McFerran, J. C.
Marvin, Charles, 1854-1890.
Sibley, Joseph Crocker, 1850-
Simpson, Joseph Cairn.
Stanford, Leland, 1824-1893.
Steele, Andrew.
Strader, R. S.
Thorne, Edwin.
Tracy, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1830-1915.
Vanderbilt, William H. (William Henry), 1821-1885.
Wallace, John Hankins, 1822-1903.
West, Richard.
ms 72001004
Research Call Number
MssCol 335
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