Gideon Lee Papers, 1804-1868
SC17234

Quantity: 20 boxes (4.0 cubic feet)
Access: Open to research
Acquisition: Purchase; Robert D. Harris, 1978
Processed By: Vicki Weiss, Senior Librarian, Manuscripts and Special Collections, August 2017

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Biographical Note

Gideon Lee was born in Amherst, Massachusetts, April 27, 1778, the son of Gideon Lee and Lucy Ward. After the death of his father, he first lived with an uncle, who was a farmer, and then was apprenticed to learn the tanning and shoemaking trades. He worked in that business in Worthington, Massachusetts; in Georgia; and in New York City, where for a time he was in partnership with Shepherd Knapp.

In 1807 Lee married Laura Buffington (1790-1818), with whom he had three surviving children: Lucy Ward Melvin (b. 1809), Laura Theresa (1813-1840), and Samuel Buffington (b. 1816). Lucy married Samuel Ward (d. 1879); Laura married Charles M. Leupp. Gideon married his second wife, Isabella [Isabel?] Williamson (b. 1800), in 1823; the two had four sons: Gideon (1824-1886), David (b. 1826), Charles Henry (1828-1831), and William Creighton (b. 1830).

Lee was elected to the New York State Assembly in 1822, served as a member of the New York City board of aldermen from 1828 to 1830, and was elected mayor of New York City in 1833; he declined to be a candidate for re-election. He was elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-fourth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Campbell P. White and served from November 4, 1835, to March 3, 1837; he was not a candidate for re-nomination in 1836. Gideon turned his business interests over to his son-in-law, Charles M. Leupp, in 1836; in 1839 Gideon retired and moved to Geneva, New York, where he died on August 21, 1841. He is interred in the Washington Street Cemetery

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of personal and business correspondence both to and from Gideon Lee, including family correspondence (1806-1839); papers concerning the New York City fire of 1835; and the 1833-1834 marriage register compiled while he was mayor. Correspondents include Peter Cooper, John A. Dix, Erastus Corning, Lewis C. Beck, Azarian Flagg, Albert Gallatin, William Learned Marcy, Zadock Pratt, S.B. Ruggles, and Roger B. Taney.

Series Description

Series 1: Correspondence (Boxes 1-14)

  1. Letters to Gideon Lee (except where indicated) (Boxes 1-9)
  2. Personal and Family Letters to Gideon Lee (Boxes 9-11)
  3. Retained copies of Gideon Lee’s Letters (Boxes 12-14)

Series 2: Mayoral Papers (Boxes 15-17)

  1. Letters
  2. Documents, Reports, Acts, Speeches, Bills
  3. Mayoral Miscellaneous
  4. Books (manuscript volumes)

Series 3: Miscellaneous Records (Boxes 18-20)

Box and Folder List

Series 1: Correspondence

Box Folder Name Date(s)
    Letters to Gideon Lee (except where indicated)  
1 1 Aaron, Henry December 26, 1835; May 14, 1836
1 2 Ahern, John April 7, May 20, 1836
1 3 Akerly, Samuel February 22, 1823; January 9, 1825
1 4 Allen, Stephen January 31, 1823; March 29, 1829
1 5 Allen, Thomas September 24, 1836; October 18, 1836
1 6 Allen, W.H. April 23, 1836
1 7 Anderson, Henry 1838 (4 letters)
1 8 Arcularius, Henry December 11, 1835; April 20, 1836
1 9 Auchincloss, James April 20, June 23, 1836; March 2, 1837
1 10 A’s - Miscellaneous  
1 11 Bailey, Isaac H. 1839 (4 letters)
1 12 Baker, A. April 5, December 19, 1834
1 13 Balmauno, Robert March 14, August 10, 1839
1 14 Banks, David 1836-1837 (7 letters)
1 15 Barren, J.C. January 12, 1837; January 23, 1838
1 16 Bayard, Samuel J. September 9, October 22, 1839
1 17 Beers, Joseph D. (North American Trust & Banking Co.) January 7, 1836; July 1, 1839
1 18 Bickwell, I.J. 1832-1837 (4 letters)
1 19 Bloodgood, John M. February 1, June 21, 1837
1 20 Bloomfield, Jos. E. 1835-1837 (17 letters)
1 21 Bogardus, John S. 1835-1837 (10 letters)
1 22 Bolles, W.B. January 1, 1835; December 10, 1836
1 23 Boyle, John April 26, August 11, 1837
1 24 Bracket, C.H. 1839 (10 letters)
1 25 Brackett, Edward W. September 9, 17, 1839
1 26 Brady, Thomas I. April 23, June 23, 1836
1 27 Brady, Thomas A. January 14, May 26, 1836
1 28 Brady, Thomas S. March 19, 1834; December 12, 1835
1 29 Brown, B.M. April 27, November 21, 1836
1 30 Bryson, David 1836 (4 letters)
1 31 Buchanan, James 1833-1837 (5 letters)
1 32 Burling, James June 28, 1833; September 8, 10, 1838
1 33 B’s - Miscellaneous  
1 33a B’s - Miscellaneous  
2 1 Cambreling, C.C. 1823-1835 (4 letters)
2 2 Carroll, Mathew March 3, 1818; December 11, 1836; May 7, 1839
2 3 Carroll, Nicholas June 4, July 10, 1839
2 4 Childs, Caspar C. December 17, 1835; February 17, 1837
2 5 Clark, Aaron May 30, 1836; January 6, 1839
2 6 Clark, Joe L. May 11, 1832
2 7 Clark, Pamela October 9, 1836; July 10, 1837
2 8 Cook, Timothy F. June 3, 18, 1836
2 9 Cooper, Peter December 9, 1835; January 13, 1836
2 10 Couse, Israel January 14, April 4, 1836
2 11 Coutant, Peter June 29, 1836; March 2, 1837
2 12 Craig, Hector April 23, December 16, 1836
2 13 Crane, Samuel R. 1827-1838 (6 letters)
2 14 Crook, Philip S. February 10, 1834; November 23, 1837
2 15 Cunningham, Walter December 8, 1837; July 10, 1838
2 16 C’s - Miscellaneous  
2 16a C’s - Miscellaneous  
2 17 Davis, George January 23, December 21, 1836
2 18 Davis, Wm. A. 1829-1837 (6 letters)
2 19 Decount, Mary October 1830 [sic]; August 24, 1831
2 20 Delarow, Charles H. April 11, 1836; February 27, 1837
2 21 Dickerson, M. December 14, 1835; April 19, November 20, 1837
2 22 Dix, John A. January 3, December 1, 1835; September 3, 1838
2 23 D’s - Miscellaneous  
2 24 Edmonds, F.W. 1835-1838 (9 letters)
2 25 Edwards, O.E. February 23, 1827; March 25, 1827 [1829?]
2 26 Edwards, Wm. May 26, 1817; January 27, February 27, 1836
2 27 Elwes, A.W. May 17, June 4, December 5, 1836
2 28 Engs, P.W. May 5, 22, 1836; August 7, 1839
2 29 Evans, Moses 1834 (2 letters)
2 30 Everson, John D. 1836 (4 letters)
2 31 E’s - Miscellaneous  
3 1 Fish, Capt. December 5, 1835; January 1, 1836
3 2 Fisher, Wm. W. 1836-1837 (6 letters)
3 3 Fisk, N.W. 1831-1834 (7 letters)
3 4 Fitch, F.B. January 30, 1836; January 18, 1837
3 5 Flagg, A.C. April 12, 1833; December 19, 1836
3 6 Forbes, J.W. 1835-1836 (4 letters)
3 7 Forsyth, John February 25, October 30, 1837
3 8 Foster, Henry A. September 30, October 30, 1837
3 9 F’s - Miscellaneous  
3 10 Gardner, James October 26, December 24, 1835; January 11, 1836
3 11 Garrison, Stephen June 17, 1839
3 12 Giggnet, M. February 21, March 8, April 12, 1823
3 13 Gourlay, R.F. December 30, 1833
3 14 Graham, John S. May 24, December 26, 1836
3 15 Gray, E. January 28, February 25, 1836
3 16 Gray, James E. November 6, 10, 1836
3 17 Grennell, Geo. Jr. March 6, June 30, 1838
3 18 Griscom, John December 10, 29, 1822
3 19 G’s – Miscellaneous, including  Albert Galltin (March 20, 1834)  
  20 Hall, Charles Henry February 21, December 19, 1835
  21 Hallett, W.P. November 24, 1835; December 21, 1836
  22 Hamilton, A.W. April 9, 16, 1836
  23 Hammond, Juda H. December 15, 1835; May 9, 16, 1836
  24 Hart, Benjamin F. April 17, June 25, 1836; February 10, 1837
  25 Hart, J. May 25, 1829; May 4, 1836
  26 Hart, N.C. 1829-1835 (4 letters)
  27 Haxie, Joseph December 19, 1835; October 23, 1838
  28 Haxton, Washington M. January 20, 1830; December 13, 1836; May 31, 1837
3 29 Heubbell, Levi October 21, 1839 (2 letters)
3 30 Holden, Oliver June 25, 1836; November 7, 1839
3 31 Holly, W.W. 1836 (7 letters)
3 32 Hopkins, John February 19, March 5, 1833
3 33 Horner, Thos. June 19, 1834; [no month/no day] 1836; n.d.
3 34 Howe, Hammond March 14, June 29, 1835
3 35 Hubbard, George G. January 3, 1828; January 29, 1829; July 11, 1831
3 36 Hubbard, William March 7, 1823;  [month?] 22, 1823
3 37 Hunt, Jesse January 26, February 4, 1833; October 14, 1834
3 38 H’s - Miscellaneous  
4 1 Ingham, Samuel 1837-1839 (19 letters)
4 2 Ireland, John L. April 23, 1836; February 21, 1837
4 3 Isaacks, J.M. January 28, 1836; February 13, 1837
4 4 I’s - Miscellaneous  
4 5 Jackson, J. December 31, 1832; January 3, 1833
4 6 Johnson, Jeromus 1832-1837 (10 letters)
4 7 Johnson, R.B. 1839 (4 letters)
4 8 Jones, Andrew A. 1835-1837 (52 letters)
4 9 J’s - Miscellaneous  
4 10 Kerr, Jacob February 8, April 8, 1833
4 11 Kennedy, Samuel February 17, April 16, 1836
4 12 Kingsbury, E. July 1, December 21, 1836
4 13 Kirk, Thomas December 2, 10, 1835
4 14 Knapp, Shepherd 1835-1839 (36 letters)
4 15 K’s - Miscellaneous  
5 1 Lawrence, C.W. December 28, 1835; December 8, 1836
5 2 Lawrence, Watson E. February 14, December 14, 1836
5 3 Leaman, William February 1, 1824; April 3, 1834
5 4 Lester, J.M. December 19, 1835; February 10, 1836
5 5 Livingston, C.L. February 28, 1836; March 30, 1837
5 6 Lownds, O. February 1, [?]
5 7 Lupp, C.M. 1834-1839 (32 letters)
5 8 Lyon, David S. 1836 (4 letters)
5 9 L’s - Miscellaneous  
5 10 McAlister, Samuel January 18, April 25, December 21, 1836
5 11 McCafferty, Patrick January 9, March 15, 1836
5 12 McCormick, Hugh 1823 (8 letters)
5 13 McGowen, M. August 1, November 22, December 21, 1839
5 14 McLane, Louis 1833-1834 (4 letters)
5 15 Marcy, William Learned 1833-1837 (4 letters)
5 16 Meier, J. December 24, 1833; July 8, August 15, 1837
5 17 Mercein, Tho. R. 1822; 1836 (4 letters)
5 18 Miller, James December 12, 24, 1836
5 19 Mills, Josiah January 21, 1832; June 3, 1835
5 20 Morgan, John November 27, December 17, 1833
5 21 Morse, Josiah May 11, 1836; February 20, 1837
5 22 Morton, Jacob 1832-1836 (4 letters)
5 23 Morris, Robert H. March 3, 1834; March [day?], 1834
5 24 Morrison, John October 4, 1833; February 10, 1835
5 25 Morton, Jacob 1832-1836 (4 letters)
5 26 Mumford, John December 15, 1832; February 11, 12, 1833
5 27 M’s - Miscellaneous  
6 1 Newbald, George 1835, 1838 (2 letters)
6 2 Nicholas, Robert C. 1839 (4 letters)
6 3 N’s - Miscellaneous  
6 4 Olcott, Thomas W. February 4, 26, 1823; July 25, 1837
6 5 Onderdonk, Benj. October 8, 1835; February 9, 1837
6 6 Ostrander, A.D. 1836-1837 (6 letters)
6 7 O’s - Miscellaneous  
6 8 Page, Sherman July 21, October 5, 1836
6 9 Penniman, James F. February 3, 20, 1837
6 10 Phelps, Anson G. January 15, February 3, 1836; February 4, 1837
6 11 Phillips, S.C. January 6, 15, 1837
6 12 Pitts, Thomas 1836-1839 (4 letters)
6 13 Prall, J. May 16, December 12, 1836; February 18, 1837
6 14 Pratt, Zadock 1836-1839 (24 letters)
6 15 Price, William M. January 29, April 17, 1836
6 16 P’s - Miscellaneous  
6 17 Quackenbos, M.M. February 1, 11, 1836
6 18 Q’s - Miscellaneous  
6 19 Reid, Mary 1834-1837 (4 letters)
6 20 Rice, C.C. March 19, 1834; May 8, 1835
6 21 Rice, Gilbert July 12, 1832; January 20, 1836
6 22 Richards, Guy April 3, November 25, 1836; February 26, 1837
6 23 Richardson, John W. February 14, April 17, 1836
6 24 Rogers, Samuel D. February 26, March 14, 23, 1836
6 25 Rofsiter, Cornelius February 24, November 14, 1839
6 26 Roosevelt, C.V.S. May 6, 1836; January 17, 1837
6 27 Ruggles, Samuel B. April 7, 1836; March 6, 1838
6 28 Russell, [?] David [?] July 9, 29, 1838
6 29 R’s - Miscellaneous  
7 1 Saltonstall, Roswell 1835-1836 (5 letters)
7 2 Sandford, Charles W. January 19, March 10, 1836
7 3 Sandford, Edward August 7, September 18, 1839
7 4 Scribner, James April 19, November 19, 1836
7 5 Seely, Samuel W. January 28, 1833; February 10, 1834
7 6 Sergeant, Aaron January 10, 14, 1829
7 7 Serrell, William

Includes statement relating to the Government of London 1833.
July 29, 1833
7 8 Seymour, J. August 22, October 1, 1836
7 9 Sheldon, S.W. 1828-1829 (4 letters)
7 10 Shipman, C.H. July 12, December 12, 1836; February 3, 1837
7 11 Simons, H.A. March 28, 1827; January 17, 1834
7 12 Simson, Sampson 1836 (5 letters)
7 13 Smith, James

Includes promissory note dated August 13, 1830.
August 12, 1830; October 10, 1835
7 14 Smith, L.W. 1832-1834 (4 letters)
7 15 Smith, Morgan 1830-1837 (4 letters)
7 16 Stevens, Samuel April 8, October 19, 1834
7 17 Stevenson, J.D. 1834-1836 (4 letters)
7 18 Stilwell, S.M. 1830-1833 (5 letters)
7 19 Strong, George D. 1834-1837 (11 letters)
7 20 Strong, Wm. K. 1836-1839 (11 letters)
7 21 Sullivan, John L. March 14, 18, 1833
7 22 Swartwout, Samuel 1834-1838 (12 letters)
7 23 S’s - Miscellaneous  
8 1 Tallmage, D.B. 1834-1837 (12 letters)
8 2 Tallmage, N.P. 1837-1839 (12 letters)
8 3 Taylor, Wm. A. January 27, December 1, 1837
8 4 Telfair, John April 26, May 6, 1836
8 5 Thompson, Wm. A. January 28, December 11, 1836
8 6 Tillman, S.D. 1838-1839 (5 letters)
8 7 Townsend, John February 22, 25, 1836
8 8 Townsend, John December 26, 1835; May 22, [?]
8 9 Trotter, Jonathan February 7, April 6, May 19, 1836
8 10 Tucker [?] 30, [?] 26, 1837
8 11 T’s - Miscellaneous  
8 12 Underhill, Charles B. January 20, April 27, 1836
8 13 Underhill, Isaac H. November 11, 21, December 21, 1839
8 14 U’s - Miscellaneous  
8 15 Van Schaick 1833-1836 (7 letters)
8 16 Van Wyck, Wm. 1832-1836 (4 letters)
8 17 Varian, Isaac L. January 11, 1831; December 24, 1835
8 18 V’s - Miscellaneous  
8 19 Waddell, W.H. 1836-1837 (4 letters)
8 20 Wakeman, T.B. April 8, 1823; January 14, 1830
8 21 Ward, A. December 14, 1834; February 21, November 7, 1835
8 22 Ward, John & Co. January 12, 19, 1836
8 23 Ward, R.R. March 10, 1836; January 21, 1837
8 24 Ward, Samuel January 19, 1836; November 24, 1839
8 25 Ward, William 1833-1838 (4 letters)
8 26 Wardwell, Daniel 1836-1839 (14 letters)
8 27 Warner, E.H. February 22, 1836; November 11, 1839
9 1 West, George 1835-1836 (6 letters)
9 2 Wiston, Amanda May 25, July 9, 1832
9 3 Wetmore, P.M. May 16, 1834; February 12, 14, 1835
9 4 White, Campbell January 22, 1835; April 26, 1837
9 5 White, George July 11, 30, September 5, 1836
9 6 White, Rose January 4, November 11, 1826
9 7 Whiting, J.R. January 16, 1833; March 26, December 5, 1836
9 8 Williams, A. [?] January 20, May 26, December 21, 1836
9 9 Williams, Edwin April 25, May 3, 1836
9 10 Williamson, D.D. 1835-1836 (5 letters)
9 11 Williamson, G. January 27, February 6, 1823
9 12 Witmour, P.M. January 16, March 29, 1836; February 17, 1837
9 13 Woodbury, Levi 1833-1838 (14 letters)
9 14 Worcester, Samuel M. October 20, 23, 1834
9 15 Wyckoff, Peter A. March 22, 1820 [?]; December 24, 1825
9 16 W’s - Miscellaneous  
    Personal and Family Letters to Gideon Lee  
9 17 Personal & Family/Miscellaneous  
9 18 Baker, Osmyn 1833-1839 (12 letters)
9 19 Chitwood, John J. 1835 (4 letters)
9 20 Decount, Mary A. March 10, May 31, 1831
9 21 Ferris, C.G. (family) 1834-1835 (6 letters)
9 22 Fellows, H. & J.W. Newton December 29, 1831; [?] 8, 1832
9 23 Fiske, N.W. (family) January 26, February 17, 1833
10 1 Lee, Amanda (niece) March 7, October 11, 30, 1829
10 2 Lee, D. Winnie (son) 1835-1839 (35 letters)
10 3 Lee, Gideon Jr. (son) 1835-1837 (17 letters)
10 4 Lee, Gideon (to wife Laura) 1806-1819 (64 letters)
10 5 Lee, Isabella (wife?) 1826-1839 (46 letters)
10 6 Lee, Laura (wife) 1806-1818 (42 letters)
10 7 Lee, Laura (daughter) 1825-1836 (23 letters)
10 8 Lee, Samuel (son) 1825-1839 (97 letters)
10 9 Lee, William (not son) 1809-1838 (22 letters)
10 10 Lee, Woolley (son) April 21, 1836
11 1 Smith, Lois W. (sister) October 31, 1834; January 5, March 31, 1837
11 2 Spaulding, Melissa (niece) 1835-1839 (6 letters)
11 3 Ward, Mary (friend to Laura) 1808-1830 (17 letters)
11 4 Ward, William 1823-1839 (25 letters)
11 5 Ward, Lucy (Nee-Lee daughter) Also includes Lucy Lee’s report card for 1826 1817-1839 (76 letters)
11 6 White, Rose December 12, 1825; September 4, October 23, 1826
    Retained copies of Gideon Lee’s Letters  
12 1 Allen, Stephen March 10, 1830; April 17, 1835
12 2 Allen, Thomas 1836-1838 (4 letters)
12 3 Arcularius, Henry December 20, 1832; December 16, 1835
12 4 A’s - Miscellaneous  
12 5 Baker, Osmyn 1833-1837 (11 letters)
12 6 Banks, David December 9, 13, 1836; February 26, 1837
12 7 Bindernagle, Jacob March 25, 1834
12 8 Birdsall, John September 10, October 12, 1832; January 18, 1833
12 9 Bloodgood, Abraham February 4, 1836
12 10 Bloodgood, Thomas January 26, 1837
12 11 Bloomfield, Joseph E. December 27, 1836; February 14, 1837
12 12 Boardmen, W.C. January 17, 30, February 23, 1837
12 13 Bogardus, John S. 1836-1837 (5 letters)
12 14 Brady, Thomas A. December 10, 1835; December 9, 1836; December 19, 1837
12 15 Butler, B.F. 1833-1837 (6 letters)
12 16 B’s - Miscellaneous  
12 17 Cambreling, C.C. 1832-1835 (8 letters)
12 18 Cargill, Abraham February 8, 1831; March 19, 1836
12 19 Cass, Lewis 1835-1839 (4 letters)
12 20 Coddington, J.I. 1836 (4 letters)
12 21 Craig, Hector 1835-1836 (5 letters)
12 22 Cummings, John May 1, 1838; February 9, April 18, 1839
12 23 C’s - Miscellaneous  
12 24 Davis, Wm. A. 1832-1837 (4 letters)
12 25 Dickinson, Mahlow 1834-1837 (10 letters)
12 26 Duane, W.J. July 11, September 12, 13, 1833
12 27 Dudley, C.E. January 4, 5, February 11, 1833
12 28 D’s - Miscellaneous  
12 29 Edmonds, F.W. 1835-1836 (4 letters)
12 30 E’s - Miscellaneous  
12 31 Ferris, Charles G. [?] 1834-1835 (10 letters)
12 32 Flagg, A.C. 1835-1837 (4 letters)
12 33 Forsyth, John November 16, December 26, 1836; October 27, 1837
12 34 F’s - Miscellaneous  
12 35 G’s - Miscellaneous  
12 36 Hart, B.F. November 21, 1834; December 10, 1835; January 9, 1837
12 37 Holly, W.W. 1836-1837 (4 letters)
12 38 Hunt, Jesse 1832-1833 (5 letters)
12 39 H’s - Miscellaneous  
13 1 I’s - Miscellaneous  
13 2 Jackson, Andrew 1833-1835 (11 letters)
13 3 Jackson, Daniel December 4, 20 [26?], 1835
13 4 Johnson, Jeromus 1835-1837 (6 letters)
13 5 Jones, Andrew A. 1836-1837 (12 letters)
13 6 J’s - Miscellaneous  
13 7 K’s - Miscellaneous  
13 8 Lawrence, C.W. April 15, 1834; December 2, 7, 1835
13 9 Livingston, Charles L. 1833-1835 (4 letters)
13 10 Lupp, C.M. 1835-1838 (6 letters)
13 11 Lyon, David S. 1836-1837 (11 letters)
13 12 L’s - Miscellaneous  
13 13 McLane, Louis 1833-1834 (5 letters)
13 14 Marcy, W.L. 1833-1838 (36 letters)
13 15 Morgan, John J. 1833-1835 (10 letters)
13 16 Morris, Robert February 28, 1833; March 17, 1834; March 12, 1836
13 17 M’s - Miscellaneous  
13 18 N’s - Miscellaneous  
13 19 O’s - Miscellaneous  
13 20 P’s and Q’s - Miscellaneous  
13 21 R’s - Miscellaneous  
13 22 Sherman, A. 1832-1833 (7 letters)
13 23 Smith, Lois W. 1833-1837 (6 letters)
13 24 Smith, Morgan 1835-1837 (8 letters)
13 25 Stevenson, Andrew 1829-1837 (4 letters)
13 26 Stilwell, S.M. 1831-1833 (6 letters)
13 27 S’s - Miscellaneous  
14 1 Tallmage, D.B. 1835-1836 (4 letters)
14 2 Tallmage, N.P. 1834-1837 (5 letters)
14 3 Tillman, S.D. October 29, November 3, 1836; March 25, 1839
14 4 T’s - Miscellaneous  
14 5 U’s - Miscellaneous  
14 6 Van Buren, Martin 1833-1836 (13 letters)
14 7 Van Schaick, M. 1833-1835 (4 letters)
14 8 V’s - Miscellaneous  
14 9 Ward, Aaron 1834-1835 (6 letters)
14 10 Ward, William 1834-1837 (14 letters)
14 11 Wardwell, Daniel 1836-1838 (11 letters)
14 12 Wetmore, P.M. February 6, 11, 1835; January 14, 1837
14 13 Woodbury, Levi 1835-1837 (8 letters)
14 14 Wright, Silas 1832-1835 (4 letters)
14 15 W’s - Miscellaneous  

Series 2: Gideon Lee’s Mayoral Papers

Box Folder Contents Date(s)
    Letters  
15 1 Letters 1823 (6 letters)
15 2 Letters 1830 (4 letters)
15 3 Letters 1831-1832 (7 letters)
15 4 Letters 1833 (17 letters)
15 5 Letters 1834 (11 letters)
15 6 Letters 1835 (15 letters)
15 7 Letters 1836 (22 letters)
15 8 Letters 1837 (18 letters)
15 9 Letters 1838 (12 letters)
15 10 Letters 1839 (9 letters)
15 11 Letters Miscellaneous (12 letters)
    Mayoral Documents, Reports, Acts, Speeches, Bills  
16 1 Board of Aldermen: Document Numbers 24, 58, 59  
16 2 Reports from City Inspector of Firewood 1834, 1835
16 2 Report from City Inspector of Grain, Salt and Wood 1833
16 2 Report from Committee on Claims 1833
16 2 Report from Secretary of State 1836
16 2 Report from Legislative Committee 1836
16 3 Act to Incorporate the New York State Agricultural School 1836
16 3 Act to Promote the Progress of useful Arts 1836
16 3 Act in relation to limited partnerships 1837
16 3 Act for insurance companies rendered insolvent by fire in New York City n.d.
16 4 Speech: Charles G. Ferris, U.S. Congress 1835
16 4 Speech: Mr. Buchanan, U.S. Senate 1837
16 5 24th Congress 1st Session



House of Representatives Bills, Senate Bills, Documents
1836
16 6 24th Congress 2nd Session



House of Representatives Bills, Senate Bills, Documents
1836-1837
    Mayoral Miscellaneous  
16 7 Licenses (7)  
16 8 Appointed to (5)  
16 9 Broadsides (8)
  1. To the Public. Tradesmen’s Bank, July 1, 1826
  2. Democratic Republican Meeting. … Republican Nominations. For Senator, Gulian C. Verplanck …
  3. Casey’s Self Operating Lottery, Patented by the U. [sic] States … April 23, 1832
  4. Reported [Business] Failures in New-York, April 12, [no year]
  5. Louisville & Portland Canal … May 1836
  6. Farmers’ Fire Insurance & Loan Company … has ceased to insure against loss by fire …, n.d. (3 copies)
  7. 12th Ward. At a meeting of Republican electors … John Jackson, for Alderman … , n.d.
  8. [Hora]ce Greedy & Co. give notice that they have opened a new store, No. 1111 1st Avenue … Sugar from Louisiana … Thread … Clothing, Blankets, &c., … Iron …, n.d.
 
16 10 Invitations (11)  
16 11 List of Officials (21)  
16 12 Circulars (3)  
16 13 Meetings (15)  
16 14 Copyright & Patent (6)  
16 15 Claims, Petitions (7)  
16 16 Catalogue of Sales (5)  
    Books (manuscript volumes)  
17 1 Marriage Register 1833-1834
17 2 Adirondack Travel Diary 1868
17 3 Arithmetic Work Book 1804
17 4 Farmhand Account Book 1839
17 5 Private Ledger Book #1 1827-1841
17 6 Private Ledger Book #2 1844 [sic]-1856

Series 3: Miscellaneous Items

Box Folder Contents Date(s)
18 1 Papers Relative to New York Fire 1835-1837
18 2 Pamphlets on Banking, By-laws, etc.  
18 3 Papers and Letters on Business and Personal Life 1814-1839
18 4 Papers and Letters on Business and Personal Life n.d.
18 5 Papers and letters on Political Life n.d.
18 6 Newspaper Clippings  
19 1 Miscellaneous Papers 1810-1831
19 2 Miscellaneous Papers 1832
19 3 Miscellaneous Papers 1833
19 4 Miscellaneous Papers 1834
20 1 Miscellaneous Papers 1835
20 2 Miscellaneous Papers 1836
20 3 Miscellaneous Papers 1837
20 4 Miscellaneous Papers 1838
20 5 Miscellaneous Papers n.d.
20 6 Portrait of Gideon Lee n.d.

 

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