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Samuel B. Ruggles papers

Title
Samuel B. Ruggles papers, 1801-1881.
Author
Ruggles, Samuel B. (Samuel Bulkley), 1800-1881.
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Description
1 linear foot (2 boxes)
Subjects
Genre/Form
Maps.
Access (note)
  • Restricted access;
Source (note)
  • Harzof, M.
Biography (note)
  • Samuel Bulkley Ruggles (1800-1881) was a lawyer, public servant and real estate developer in New York City.
Indexes/Finding Aids (note)
  • Unpublished finding aid available at repository and on Internet.
Processing Action (note)
  • Surveyed
  • Cataloging updated.
Call Number
MssCol 2643
Author
Ruggles, Samuel B. (Samuel Bulkley), 1800-1881.
Title
Samuel B. Ruggles papers, 1801-1881.
Summary
The Samuel B. Ruggles Papers document the business and civic activities of the New York lawyer, developer and public servant. The collection spans from 1801-1881 and consists of correspondence, financial records, land records, maps, writings, miscellaneous papers and ephemera. These materials are a valuable source of information regarding politics, economic development, real estate and public works in 19th-century New York. There is also important material relating to American participation in the International Monetary Conference at the Paris Exposition of 1867 and the International Statistical Congress of 1869.
Restricted Access
Restricted access; Manuscripts and Archives Division; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Biography
Samuel Bulkley Ruggles (1800-1881) was a lawyer, public servant and real estate developer in New York City. He actively promoted public works such as the Croton Aqueduct system to bring water to New York City. As Canal Commissioner, 1839-1858, he worked to improve the Erie Canal system. He also served as a trustee of Columbia College and the Astor Library.
Indexes
Unpublished finding aid available at repository and on Internet.
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Occupation
Lawyers.
Added Author
Allison, William B. (William Boyd), 1829-1908.
Curtis, Edward.
Daly, Maria.
Dexter, S. Newton.
Ely, Alfred, 1815-1892.
Furst, George A.
Hunt, Washington, 1811-1867.
Ruggles, Charles Herman, 1789-1865.
Silliman, Benjamin D. (Benjamin Douglas), 1805-1901.
Tallmadge, Nathaniel Pitcher, 1795-1864.
Verplanck, Gulian C. (Gulian Crommelin), 1786-1870.
Research Call Number
MssCol 2643
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