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John Dean Fish papers

Title
John Dean Fish papers, 1732-1930.
Author
Fish, John Dean, 1846-1935.

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Box 1Mixed materialPermit needed MssCol NYGB 18097 Box 1Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
Box 2Mixed materialPermit needed MssCol NYGB 18097 Box 2Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328

Details

Additional Authors
New York Genealogical and Biographical Society Collection.
Description
.8 linear feet (2 boxes).
Donor/Sponsor
Gift of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society.
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Genealogies.
  • Manuscripts for publication.
Access (note)
  • Advance notice required. Apply at http://www.nypl.org/mssref
Biography (note)
  • John Dean Fish (1846-1935) was a genealogist and contributor to the New York Genealogical and Biographical Record.
Provenance (note)
  • Gift of Helen Dean Fish to the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, 1950.
Call Number
MssCol NYGB 18097
OCLC
316992153
Author
Fish, John Dean, 1846-1935.
Title
John Dean Fish papers, 1732-1930.
Restricted Access
Advance notice required. Apply at http://www.nypl.org/mssref
Summary
The John Dean Fish papers consist of his genealogical correspondence and research materials, including family records, charts, notes and writings, and research files, pertaining to the Fish family of England in America. Although his published work, The Fish Family of Great Bowden in Leicestershire, England, traces the family's roots back for centuries in England, the bulk of the material in this collection pertains to a projected later work on the members of the family after their emigration to America in the eighteenth century. His research for The Fish Family in America included many branches of the Fish family throughout the United States, the majority of which settled in New York and New England. Among the prominent members of the family were Hamilton Fish (1808-1893), a politician who served as Governor of New York and Secretary of State under President Grant, and his son, Stuyvesant Fish (1851-1923), president of the Illinois Central Railroad. The collection, the bulk of which reflects his research activities from the 1890s through the 1920s, contains his correspondence with, and documents collected from, various individuals, government agencies, and historical societies, as well as files he compiled on individual family members and the towns in which they lived. Also present is a manuscript of his work The Fish Family of Great Bowden in Leicestershire, England; an original 1732 record (and typed transcript) of a legal dispute which involved Martha and Moses Fish of Stonington, CT; and a copy made by Fish in 1864 of an 1811 extract from the diary of Asa Fish.
Biography
John Dean Fish (1846-1935) was a genealogist and contributor to the New York Genealogical and Biographical Record.
Provenance
Gift of Helen Dean Fish to the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, 1950.
Source
MSS 2008M27
Occupation
Genealogists.
Added Author
New York Genealogical and Biographical Society Collection.
Added Title
Gift of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society.
Research Call Number
MssCol NYGB 18097
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