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Founding Members' records, 1895-1915 (bulk)

Title
Founding Members' records, 1895-1930, 1895-1915 (bulk)
Author
New York Public Library. Board of Trustees.
Supplementary Content
Finding Aid

Details

Found In
(CStRLIN)NYPW92-A125
Description
3 cubic feet.
Subjects
Terms of Use (note)
  • All rights reserved. Permission to quote must be obtained in writing from the New York Public Library.
Biography (note)
  • John Cadwalader, Lewis Cass Ledyard and George Lockhart Rives were the three most powerful members of the Board of Trustees during the first two decades of the New York Public Library. All three served on the original Committee on Consolidation of the Astor, Lenox and Tilden Libraries - Cadwalader as an Astor Library trustee, Ledyard as a Tilden trustee, and Rives as a Lenox Library trustee. All were on the Executive Committee and served as President of the Board of Trustees. Rives served also as Secretary from 1895 to 1902.
Indexes/Finding Aids (note)
  • Unpublished finding aid available at repository.
Linking Entry (note)
  • The history of the Board of Trustees is described separately.
Processing Action (note)
  • Accessioned
Call Number
MssArc 4931
Author
New York Public Library. Board of Trustees.
Title
Founding Members' records, 1895-1930, 1895-1915 (bulk)
Summary
Records retained personally by these founding trustees consist of handwritten, typewritten and printed documents and span the years 1895 to 1930. They include John Cadwalader's general files, 1904-1913, and his correspondence, 1895-1914; Lewis Cass Ledyard's correspondence, 1897-1930; and George Rives' general files, 1904-1916. These records cover a wide range of library topics.
Terms Of Use
All rights reserved. Permission to quote must be obtained in writing from the New York Public Library.
Biography
John Cadwalader, Lewis Cass Ledyard and George Lockhart Rives were the three most powerful members of the Board of Trustees during the first two decades of the New York Public Library. All three served on the original Committee on Consolidation of the Astor, Lenox and Tilden Libraries - Cadwalader as an Astor Library trustee, Ledyard as a Tilden trustee, and Rives as a Lenox Library trustee. All were on the Executive Committee and served as President of the Board of Trustees. Rives served also as Secretary from 1895 to 1902.
Indexes
Unpublished finding aid available at repository.
Linking Entry
The history of the Board of Trustees is described separately.
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Found In:
(CStRLIN)NYPW92-A125
Research Call Number
MssArc 4931
RG 5
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