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Guide to the Colonial and Early American Papers, 1739-1910 M0018
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Series M0018a New York Manuscripts, 1739 -1910

Scope and Contents note

This series contains correspondence and financial documents concerning purchase and/or transfer of property by members of the Roseboom family and a Benoni Rose near Cherry Valley (near Albany), New York.

Custodial History note

Gift of Mary E. Stewart, 1961
Box 1, Folder 1

Correspondence, 1760-1859


James Syme to Barent [Barent] Roseboom, [1760] June 26


Joseph Scott, Jr., to Myndert Roseboom, 1771 Aug. 31


Barent Roseboom to "Brothers," 1804 July 14


Abraham Van Vechten to Barent Roseboom, [1805] June 16


Daniel Hale to Barent Roseboom, 1805 Aug. 24


Abraham Van Vechten to A. Roseboom, 1806 Aug. 25


Abraham Van Vechten to Coenradt Gansvoort, 1807 Aug. 21


Abraham Van Vechten to C. Gansvoort, 1807 Dec. 23


Abraham Roseboom to A. Van Vechten, 1808 July 30


Abraham Van Vechten to A. Roseboom, 1808 Sept. 20


Abraham Van Vechten to A. Roseboom, 1809 Apr. 3


Abraham Van Vechten to A. Roseboom, 1809 May 16


Abraham Van Vechten to A. Roseboom, 1810 Oct. 31


[N. C. Waddell?] to Benoni Rose, 1845 July 25


Chauncey Beadle to Mrs. Maria Rose, 1847 July 26


H. Lathrop to [Mrs. Maria Rose], [1847] Oct. 9


Thomas H. Betts to [Mrs. Maria Rose], 1850 Sept. 2


[S. D. Jacobs] to Henry Roseboom, 1851 Dec. 17


W. Lochead to [Maria] Rose, 1859 May 12


D. H. Little to Benoni Rose, n.d.

Box 1, Folder 2

Financial (bonds, accounts, price lists, I.O.U.'s, promissory notes, bank drafts, checks, bills, receipts, mortgages and abstracts of), 1768-1799

Box 1, Folder 3

Financial (bonds, accounts, price lists, I.O.U.'s, promissory notes, bank drafts, checks, bills, receipts, mortgages and abstracts of), 1801-1874 and n.d.

Box 1, Folder 4

Legal (indentures, deeds, agreements, leases), 1760-1799

Box 1, Folder 5

Legal (indentures, deeds, agreements, leases), 1800-1891 and n.d.

Box 1, Folder 6

Miscellaneous (plats, land descriptions, diploma, law license, photo reprint, coat of arms)

Box 1, Folder 7

Ancestry and Descendents of John Roseboom and Jesse Johnson

Box 1, Folder 8

Ancestral Tablets. Bound volume of handwritten geneological tables


Oversize documents


Deed from George II of Great Britain to John Lindesay, with heavy wax seal of colony of New York, 1739 May 12


Appointment of Myndert Roseboom as Lt. Colonel. Signed by Cadwallader Colden, 1762 Mar. 20


Indenture between "John Cruger, Philip Livingston, Leonard Lispenard, Henry Holland and William Bayard of the City of New York, trustees of the estate of Abraham De Peyster, late treasurer of the Colony of New York. . .", 1771 May 15


Nursing diploma from St. Luke's Hosptial, Catherine Augusta Roseboom, 1909 May 20


Minnesota State Board of Examiners of Nurses, "Registered Nurse," Catherine Augusta Roseboom, 1910 Oct. 28


Series M0018b Massachusetts Documents, 1741-1761


Deed for land on Nantucket Island; and four appointments of Stephen Greenleaf as justice and sheriff of Suffolk Co., Mass.


Series M0018c Roger Wolcott Journal

Scope and Contents note

This series contains a copy, made in 1820 from the original in the Connecticutt Historical Society, of Wolcott's journal of the 1745 military expedition against Louisburg, Cape Breton Island, Canada, which also includes other writings. The series also includes two original letters, 1759 and 1820.

Custodial History note

Purchased from Holmes Book Co., 1930
Box 2, Folder 10

Wolcott journal and letters, 1745-1820


Series M018d State of Franklin Documents

Custodial History note

Gift of Mrs. S. N. Partridge, 1961
Box 2, Folder 11

Warrants, indictments, and other items from the State of Franklin, Greene County, 1780-1794


Series M018e Israel Shreve Diary, 1775-1776

Custodial History note

On deposit from John L. Strangman, 1964
Box 2, Folder 12

Diary fragment describing journey from New Jersey to Chamble and Quebec, Canada (campaign of Generals Arnold, Thomas, and Schuyler), 1775 Nov. 8 -1776 Nov. 22


Series M018f George Washington Documents, 1775-1799

Scope and Contents note

This series consists of one draft (money), a possible forgery, two facsimile letters, and a facsimile of accounts with U. S., 1775-1783, made by Treasury Dept. in 1833.
Box 2, Folder 13

George Washington documents, 1775-1799


Series M018g Benjamin Franklin Letter, 1775

Box 2, Folder 14

Facsimile of letter, 1775 July 5


Series M018h Robert Pringle Papers, 1767

Scope and Contents note

This series consists of two documents signed by Robert Pringle, notary of Berkley County, South Carolina -list of stolen goods and sworn statement of Robert Man, eye witness, 1767 Feb. 25,and sworn statement of Thomas Govin of suit brought against William Browning, 1767 Apr. 10-and a clipping.

Custodial History note

Gift of Miss. Clair MacDonald
Box 2, Folder 15

Pringle, Robert, documents, 1767


Series M018i Dr. Benjamin Rush Papers, 1775-1803

Custodial History note

Gift of Ray Lyman Wilbur, 1943.
Box 2, Folder 16

Bills and receipts for medical service and order on bank by Samuel Coates to pay Rush, 1775-1803


Series M018j Roger Bull Diary, 1776

Custodial History note

On loan from Acton M. Cleveland.
Box 2, Folder 17

Diary of American Forces in New England (area of New Haven and North River).


Series M018k Rev. Williams Papers, 1772-1820

Custodial History note

Gift of Watson Nickolson, 1947
Box 2, Folder 18

Manuscript sermon first preached in 1772 and used until 1820; with accompanying letter from Watson Nicholson, 1947.


Series M018l Samuel Kirkland Document, 1789

Box 2, Folder 19

Land grant by State of New York to Kirkland for 2, 840 acres in Montgomery Cunty, 1879 Feb. 25.


Series M018m Aaron Burr Papers, 1802-1803

Custodial History note

Gift of John H. Blackburn from the estate of Helen V. Wheeler, 1953.
Box 2, Folder 20

Letter to Burr from P. A. Grotjan re aid to an unfortunate, and letter from Burr to Grotjan, 1802 Dec. 27, 1803 July 22.


Series M018n Thomas Thornton Papers, 1813 and n.d.

Custodial History note

Gift of J. P. McNeill, 1944.
Box 2, Folder 21

ALS to Patrick [Kain] from U.S. Constellation off Norfolk, VA, during the War of 1812, and a poem [by Mrs. Bewning (?)] on the death of [Mrs. Eleanor de Krafft], n.d. 1813 Mar. 25;


Series M018o John Guerin Marquand Papers, ca. 1822

Box 2, Folder 23

School copy book on "division of vulgar fractions"; the book was written in Baltimore and the name of Elias Marquand also appears.


Series M018p Henry Clay Letter, 1851

Custodial History note

Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Conrad Weil.
Box 2, Folder 24

ALS, regret to invitation of Burns Club, 1851 Jan. 14


Series M018q Daniel Webster Letter, 1851

Custodial History note

Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Conrad Weil.
Box 2, Folder 25

ALS regret to invitation of Burns Club, 1851 Jan. 14


Series M018r George Sewall Boutwell Document, 1852

Box 2, Folder 26

"Passport" to Samuel S. Thorndike, also signed by Amasa Walker, secretary of Commonwealth of Mass., 1852 Jan. 1


Series M018s Lancashire Fusiliers

Custodial History note

Gift of David D. Barrett, 1956.
Box 2, Folder 27

Letter from [W.] Hill of the Lancashire Fusiliers (in Tientsin, China) to David D. Barrett, with excerpt from the Regimental History of the Fusiliers regarding the American Revolutionary War. 1938 Oct. 2,


Series M018t Miscellaneous Documents, 1777-1833

Box 2, Folder 28

Map by L. Flury of the seige of Ft. Schuyler, N. Y., and facsimile letters of Thomas Jefferson, and Andrew Jackson, n.d.; 1824, 1833.

Box 2, Folder 28a

Reprint of letter from Brig. Gen. Lachlan McIntosh to Col. John Lawrence, regarding the duel between McIntosh and Button Gwinnett in which Gwinnett died. Reprint by the Amican Autograph Shop, 1777 May 30, 1937.


Series M018u Mexican War Collection, 1846-1848

Custodial History note

Newton diary gift of Edith W. Newton, 1958; Doggett letter gift of Mrs. Robert L. Duffus, 1974.
Box 2, Folder 29

"Uncle Noah's Mexican War Diary; being an account of the personal experiences and comments of Captain Noah Newton, U.S.A., Regiment of Mounted Rifles." Prepared for publication by George C. Newton, also includes hand-drawn copies of some of the original illustrations in the diary. [1846 June 6 -1848 Aug.] [ca. 1932];

Box 2, Folder 29a

ALS from Samuel [Doggett] to his father [John Doggett] re the war with Mexico, 1847 Mar. 28


Series M018v Colonial and Revolutionary Facsimiles, 1775-1791

Box 2, Folder 30

Six manuscripts and a map regarding the battles of Lexington and Concord, Declaration of Independence, Constitution of the United States, Bill of Rights, and a letter from Benjamin Franklin to Samuel Cooper, 1775; 1776; 1787; 1791; 1778 Feb. 27.


Series M018w Noah Welles Sermon, 1764

Custodial History note

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Francis Sumner, 1964.
Box 2, Folder 31

Sermon by Rev. Noah Welles dated and given by him until 1772. 1764 Dec. 22,


Series M018x The True Story of the Romance of Nathan Hale and Alice Adams, 1926-1929

Custodial History note

Gift of Mary E. Hastings.
Box 2, Folder 32

Letters from Mary E. Hastings to Ray Lyman Wilbur, booklet, and clipping concerning the romance of Nathan Hale with Alice Adams, Hasting's great-grandmother.


Series M018y Land Indenture, 1811

Box 2, Folder 33

Land indenture signed by Lawrence and Maria Vrooman in Neskayuna, Schenectady County, New York, 1811 Sept. 23.


Series M018z Early Slavery Documents, 1807-1858

Box 2, Folder 34

Thomas Wright to Capt. Rich, about selling a slave, 1807 June 29.

Box 2, Folder 34

Jn. Taylor Somac to Major George Lewis, about slavery and Dangerfield, 1812 Feb. 16.

Box 2, Folder 34

Inventory and appraisement of the estate of James Stephens, dec'd, ten slaves listed as part of the property. 1831 Feb. 21;

Box 2, Folder 34

Martin Z. Tupper to Dear Sir, about slavery, 1858 Oct. 7.


Series M018aa David Crockett Documents, n.d.

Custodial History note

Gift of Ethel M. Day, 1970.
Box 2, Folder 35

Contemporary holograph copy of David Crocket poem "Farewell to the Mountains;" verifax copy of a Crockett letter; page from Story of the Wild West by William Cody containing the poem and an illustration; and biographical information on Crockett.