New York (N.Y.) -- Politics and government -- To 1898

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Almshouse ledgers collection

Collection REC-0008
Abstract: The records of the Almshouse Ledger Collection represent the activities of the institutions under the purview of various city departments on Blackwell’s Island. Records in this collection date from 1758 to 1952, with the bulk of the records falling between 1832 and 1925. This collection represents a comprehensive, yet incomplete collection of materials produced by each department overseeing the Almshouses and their related entities. These records document the social service, cultural, medical...
Dates: 1758-1952

Bodies in Transit registers

Collection REC-0052
Abstract: This collection consists of bound volumes recording the transportation of bodies in, out and through Manhattan during 1859-1894. These records were maintained by various iterations of New York City’s Health Department to prevent and track disease and death in the city.
Dates: 1859-1894

Department of Buildings architectural drawings and plans for Lower Manhattan

Collection REC-0074
Abstract: The Department of Buildings requires the filing of applications and supporting material for permits to construct or alter buildings in New York City. This collection contains the plans and drawings filed with the Department of Buildings between 1866-1978, for the buildings on all 958 blocks of Lower Manhattan, from the Battery to 34th Street, as well as a small quantity of material for blocks outside that area.
Dates: circa 1866-1978

Early Mayors records

Collection REC-0002
Abstract: This collection consists of an incomplete collection of materials produced by the Office of the Mayor of New York City between 1826 and 1897.
Dates: 1826-1897

New Amsterdam records

Collection MSS-0040
Abstract: This collection contains the municipal records of the government of New Amsterdam during the seventeenth century, as well as manuscript translations made of the documents made during the nineteenth century. The materials include ordinances, court minutes, contracts, minutes of the orphan court, administrative minutes, records of the notary public, and manuscript translations.
Dates: 1647-1862

New York County jury census

Collection REC-0055
Abstract: This collection consists of bound volumes containing tally sheets of jury census returns for the city and county of New York. The tallies were taken to determine the eligibility of jurors and list persons and property by ward number for the years 1816, 1819, and 1821. Of particular demographic interest in these three censuses is the inclusion of women with identification by name, residence, age, and occupation or social status, during a time period when women were ineligible to serve as jurors.
Dates: 1816, 1819, 1821

New York County Supreme Court insolvency assignment records

Collection REC-0021
Abstract: The New York County Supreme Court insolvency assignment records date from 1768-1908, with the majority dating from 1798-1886 and 1900. The material documents insolvent debtors and the legal actions taken against them in response to their insolvency; some of the debtors were well-known stockbrokers and merchants. Documents found in a typical insolvency assignment include: a petition to assign a trustee to manage the sale of property and assignment; a petition listing the insolvent debtor and his...
Dates: 1768-1908; bulk 1798-1886

Subject Term Details

New York (N.Y.)
Politics and government
To 1898

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