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Alfred Vail's genealogical research papers,

Title
Alfred Vail's genealogical research papers, ca. 1851-1902.
Author
Vail, Alfred, 1807-1859.
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Description
15.5 linear feet (32 boxes).
Donor/Sponsor
Gift of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society.
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Card files.
  • Genealogical tables.
  • Notebooks.
  • Research notes.
Access (note)
  • Restricted access;
Source (note)
  • New York Genealogical and Biographical Society;
Provenance (note)
  • Presented to the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society by James Cummings Vail for the estate of the compiler in 1892. Index cards contributed by Henry Vail, ca. 1902.
Contents
Box 1-11. Correspondence and research notes, bound in 20 v. -- Box 12-14. Correspondence and research notes, unarranged -- Box 15. Loose miscellaneous notes -- Box 16-25. Notebooks -- Box 26-29. Family charts, unarranged -- Box 30-32. Index cards.
Call Number
NYGB Coll 166
Author
Vail, Alfred, 1807-1859.
Title
Alfred Vail's genealogical research papers, ca. 1851-1902.
Access
Restricted access; request permission from holding division.
Summary
Correspondence, research notes and notebooks, and family charts on the Vail family, compiled by Alfred Vail, including questionnaires completed by family members. Includes inventory in Box 1. Index cards refer to the 20 bound volumes of correspondence and research notes, compiled by Henry Vail, ca. 1902.
Biography
Between 1837 and 1844, inventor Alfred Lewis Vail worked together with Samuel F.B. Morse in the development and spread of the telegraph. In 1848, Vail moved to his home town, Morristown, New Jersey, and spent the last ten years of his life conducting genealogical research.
Provenance
Presented to the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society by James Cummings Vail for the estate of the compiler in 1892. Index cards contributed by Henry Vail, ca. 1902.
Source
Gift; New York Genealogical and Biographical Society; 2008.
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Vail, Henry Hobart, 1839-1925.
New York Genealogical and Biographical Society Collection.
Added Title
Gift of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society.
Research Call Number
NYGB Coll 166
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