Abstracts relating to lands from 65th to 72nd Streets owned by William H. Vanderbilt and the New York Central and Hudson River Railroad Company.

Title
Abstracts relating to lands from 65th to 72nd Streets owned by William H. Vanderbilt and the New York Central and Hudson River Railroad Company.
Publication
circa 1878-1908.
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volume 1Mixed materialRequest in advanceAvailableMssCol 24574 volume 1Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328

Details

Description
.1 linear feet (1 volume).
Genre/Form
  • Cadastral maps.
  • Manuscript maps.
  • Property records.
Note
  • An index to property owners and a portion of the maps is included.
Access (note)
  • Apply to Manuscripts and Archives Division for access at http://www.nypl.org/mssref
Provenance (note)
  • Purchased from High Ridge Books, Inc., 2018.
Call Number
MssCol 24574
OCLC
1039084126
Title
Abstracts relating to lands from 65th to 72nd Streets owned by William H. Vanderbilt and the New York Central and Hudson River Railroad Company.
Production
circa 1878-1908.
Type of Content
text
Type of Medium
unmediated
Type of Carrier
volume
Restricted Access
Apply to Manuscripts and Archives Division for access at http://www.nypl.org/mssref
Summary
William H. Vanderbilt (1821-1885) was a wealthy American businessman who expanded the railroad system created by his father Cornelius Vanderbilt (1794-1887). The New York Central and Hudson River Railroad Company was formed in 1869 with the merger of two Vanderbilt-controlled companies, the New York Central Railroad Company and the Hudson River Railroad Company. The manuscript (1 volume, 360 pages, partially blank, with tipped-in index and maps) is a comprehensive abstract of title of properties acquired by William H. Vanderbilt and the New York Central and Hudson River Railroad Company during the years 1878 to 1880, on the upper west side of Manhattan. The area encompassed 65th to 72nd Streets, between Eleventh (West End) Avenue and the westerly line of the City of New York in the Hudson River. The abstract addresses the City's title to soil under the Hudson River, associated with titles to adjacent upland properties originating in the Somarindyke, Harsen, and Boggs estates. Supporting records include abstracted colonial charters, deeds and other conveyances, wills, and court proceedings, as well as cadastral survey maps and street diagrams. The manuscript, written in a clerical hand, was probably prepared by a New York City law firm.
Provenance
Purchased from High Ridge Books, Inc., 2018.
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Occupation
Businessmen.
Railroad executives.
Research Call Number
MssCol 24574
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