These papers pertain to the Lathrop family, in particular Dyer Lathrop and Daniel Shields. Dyer Lathrop's papers, 1820-1849,
pertain largely to his business affairs and include letters, bills, notes, and receipts, including accounts with the Spring
Street Mission House, 1828-1833. Daniel Shields' papers,1807-1835, largely concern his pension as a Revolutionary soldier
and his appointment as Sergeant at Arms for the New York Assembly; other items include a ledger and an appraisal of his estate.
Other papers of note in the collection include a list of donations to the Albany Orphan Asylum, 1833; insurance accounts of
Charles Lathrop, 1908-1915; and a letter to Elizabeth Shields, Sept. 23, 1850, that mentions the wedding of Jane Lathrop and
Jane Lathrop Stanford, wife of Leland Stanford and co-founder of Stanford University, was the daughter of Dyer Lathrop and
Jane Ann Shields Lathrop. Dyer Lathrop was a wholesale and retail merchant in Albany, New York, and one of the founders of
the Albany Orphan Asylum. Her maternal grandfather, Daniel Shields, was a Revolutionary War soldier and later served as the
Sergeant at Arms for the New York Assembly. Jane L. Stanford's siblings included Anna Maria Lathrop Hewes, wife of David Hewes,
San Francisco businessman; Charles Lathrop, business manager for Jane Stanford and the University; and Daniel Shields Lathrop.
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