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Library Collection Highlights

Books and Manuscripts

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Title Related People Date Object Number
"A Visit from St. Nicholas"
1862
MSS.BV.Moore.1
"In relation to Foreign Nations." Draft of Federalist #64
ca. 1788
MSS.JohnJayPapers.1
"Santa Claus in Camp"
January 3, 1863
LIB.E171.H29.5
"St. Nicholas. Dec. 6th. A.D. 343"
1810
LIB.SY.1810.94
"The Harper's Ferry Insurrection - The U.S. Marines Storming the Engine-House - Insurgents Firing through Holes in the Doors"
October 29, 1859
MSS.JohnBrown.1
A Brief Description of NEW-YORK: Formerly Called New-Netherlands..
1670
LIB.Y.1670.Den
A Catalogue of the different specimens of cloth collected in the three voyages of Captain Cook, to the Southern hemisphere : with a particular account of the manner of the manufacturing the same in the various islands of the South Seas...
1787
LIB.Y1787
A Dissertation on the Influence of Climate on Longevity
1846
LIB.GF71.S65.1846
A journall, with observations on my travail from Boston in N.E. to N.Y., New Jersies, & Philadelphia...
1697
MSS.BV.Benjamin.Bullivant
A memoir of Granville Sharp : to which is added Sharp's "Law of passive obedience," and an extract from his "Law of retribution"
1836
LIB.HT1162.S85
A Plan of the City and Environs of New York as they were in the Years 1742-1743 & 1744
1813
LIB.NS13.M2.1.1
A Song for the times, or John Brown
1860-1870
LIB.SY.B1860.104
A voice from Harper's Ferry : a narrative of events at Harper's Ferry, with incidents prior and subsequent to its capture by Captain Brown and his men
1861
LIB.CT.B8785.A5
A word for the African: a sermon, for the benefit of the American colonization society, delivered in the Second Presbyterian church, Newark, July 24, 1825
1825
LIB.E448.H22
Abraham Lincoln: The Prarie Years
1926
LIB.CT.L7.S22
Abraham Lincoln: The War Years
1939
LIB.CT.L7.S23
Ali Baba y los cuarenta ladrones.
ca. 1864
LIB.YC1864.Ali
American Bastille
LIB.E458.8.M36.1870F.XL
American Ornithology; or The Natural History of the Birds of the United States
1880
LIB.Y1808.W
An Address to the inhabitants of the British Settlements in America, upon slave-keeping
1773
LIB.Y1773.RushAddress
An elementary course of civil engineering
1846
LIB.TA145.M34.1837
An Historical Account of the Black Empire of Hayti: comprehending a view of the principal transactions in the revolution of Saint Domingo; with its antient and modern state
1805
LIB.F1923.R15.1
Anticipations of the future, to serve as lessons for the present time. In the form of extracts of letters from an English resident in the United States, to the London Times, from 1864 to 1870
1860
LIB.E438.R92.1860
Archbishop Hughes to Thurlow Weed
April 21, 1861
MSS.AHMC.Hughes
Beldad y la Bestia
1864
LIB.YC1864.Beau
Beschryvinge van Nieuvv-Nederlant
1656
LIB.Y.1656.D
Broadside with original black crepe
ca. 1865
MSS.BV.AlbertGallatin.Papers
Cato: A Trajedy
1713
LIB.PR.3304.C36.1713
Christy's and White's Ethiopian melodies : containing two hundred and ninety-one of the best and most popular and approved Ethiopian melodies ever written
ca. 1854
LIB.M1670.C6
Common Sense
1776
LIB.Y1776.Paine.com
Communication from His Honor the Mayor, Fernando Wood, Transmitted to the Common Council of New York, January 7th, 1861
1861
LIB.JS1234.A14.1861
Considerations on keeping Negroes; recommended to the professors of Christianity, of every denomination. : Part second.
1762
LIB.Y1762.Woolman
De Bow's Review
1861
LIB.HFI.D2.vol.30.Feb.1861
Declaration of Independence
1776
LIB.SY.1776.4
Declaration of sentiments of the American Anti-Slavery Society : adopted at the formation of said society, in Philadelphia, on the 4th day of December, 1833
Publication: 1848-1855
LIB.E449.A53.1848
Eulogium on the Life and Character of William Wilberforce, Esq.
1833
LIB.HT.1029.W5.H9.1833
First Report of the Committee of the Whole Convention
1787
MSS.RufusKing.1
From Robert Lincoln
MSS.NavalHistory.1
Get off the track! : a song for Emmancipation, sung by the Hutchinsons, respectfully dedicated to Nath.l P. Rogers, as a mark of esteem for his intrepidity in the cause of human rights
1844
LIB.M1622a.Hutchinson
Grant's the man.
1864
LIB.SY.B1864.133
Great Attraction at the Masonic Hall...Joice Heth
1835
LIB.SY.1835.49
Groups of statuary
1877
LIB.NB237.R65.A41
Heedless Johnny
1870
LIB.YC1870.Hee
Het gezandtschap der Neêrlandtsche Oost-Indische Companie...
1693
LIB.Y-q.1693.Nieuhof
Histoire philosophique et politiue des etablissements et du commerce des Europeens dans les deux Indes
1778
LIB.D22.R26.1778
Howes & Gardener's Olympic Arena Announcment
1844
LIB.Y.1844.Howes
Illustrations of cholera asphyxia in its different stages. Selected from cases treated at the Cholera Hospital, Rivington Street
1832
LIB.Y1832.Bart.Cholera
Important meeting of the African Civilization Society, at the Cooper Institute, Wednesday evening, March 7th, 1860, at eight o'clock
1860
LIB.SY.1860.48
Indenture of Peter van Dyck and Cornelia, his Wife, Documenting the Administration of Margrieta van Varick's Estate
September 4, 1719
MSS.VanCortlandtPapers.vanDyck
Indiæ Orientalis. II. pars : in qva Iohan.
1599
LIB.Y-q.1598.Ind
Journael Gehouden opt’ schip den gulden Bever en tschip den gulden Otter van de Manathans naer Patria Ende Wedrom naer de Manathans (Journal kept aboard the Ship the Golden Beaver and the Ship the Golden Otter from the Manhattans to Patria and the return)
October 1660- June 1663
MSS.Ships.Journals.1600
Ledger, 1678-1684
1678-1684
MSS.BV.Clopper.Ledger.1678
Loss of the packet ship Albion
1822
LIB.SY.1822.28
Map of the Borough of Manhattan of the City of New York, showing relation between the distribution of foreign stock and negro population with the dissemination of communist and socialist propaganda during the summer of 1932
1932
LIB.NS11.M14.1.20
Men of Mark: Eminent, Progressive and Rising
1887
LIB.E185.96.S45
Minutes of the 4th Annual Convention for the Improvement of the Free People of Color
1834
LIB.Y1831-1835.Convent AF-Amer
Miranda to Pres. Adam, March 24, 1798
1798
MSS.RufusKing.2
Miscegenation: the theory of the blending of the races, applied to the American white man and negro..
1864
LIB.E185.62.C76.1864
Miss Vanity's Holiday
After 1859
LIB.YC-f18.Mis
Napolean's authorization for the sale of the Louisiana Territory
April 24, 1803
MSS.Y1803
New School Building
ca. 1816-1826
MSS.BV.AfricanFreeSchool.Vol4.
Novi Belgii Novaque Angliae Nec Non Partis Virginiae Tabula
After 1655
LIB.NS4.M31.1.38
Old Christmas : from the Sketch book of Washington Irving
1878
LIB.PS2069.C4
Ossawattomie Brown
ca. 1859
LIB.PS699.Box.S9738.O7
Oud en nieuw Oost-Indiën... Volume 5, part 1 (deel 5, stuk 1)
1724-1726
LIB.Y.1724.V
Pastoral Scene by Andrew R. Smith
1822
MSS.BV.AfricanFreeSchool.Vol4.
Personal Forgiveness and Public Justice
23 April 1864
LIB.CT.L7.BoxB
Petition
November 28, 1776
MSS.Y1776
Petition from Lydia Heckle to Marinus Willett, Mayor of New York, re: Miranda expedition, May 16, 1807
1807
MSS.NewYorkCity.Misc.1
Petition to Abraham Lincoln for recruitment of black troops
ca. 1862
MSS.BV.Petitions
Pictorial map of New York and vicinity, showing the suburban towns, and railroad and water communications
1871
LIB.NS4.M32.3.10.1
Plan of the City of New York
1776
LIB.NS3.M36.1.3ab
Poems, Henricus Selyns
1659-1686
MSS.BV.Selyns
Properties, Including Vacant Plots, Foreclosed in Manhattan During 1930-1931-1932
March 29, 1933
LIB.F128.HD251.R28
Provisional Constitution and Ordinances for the People of the United States
1858
LIB.KF4550.Z9.B76
Receipted bill, John Vernon to Benjamin White
1794
MSS.3
Receipted bill, Nicholas Roosevelt to Nicholas Bayard
May 15, 1766
MSS.BV.Bayard, Nicholas.1
Reynolds's political map of the United States
1856
LIB.NS4.M32.5.20
Rule of Three, with London Merchant
1816
MSS.BV.AfricanFreeSchool.Vol4.
Santa Claus and his Works
1870
LIB.YC1870.Web
Scenes in the Life of Harriet Tubman
ca. 1869
LIB.CT.T8855.B7
Siamese Twins
1836
LIB.SY.1836.55
Slave Sale Document
MSS.BeekmanFamily.1
Some historical account of Guinea, its situation, produce and the general disposition of its inhabitants.
1771
LIB.Y1771.BenSom
Speech of His Excellency George Washington, Esq; president of the United States of America, delivered to the Honorable the Congress
LIB.SY.1789.39
State of Connecticut response to Tilton
September 3, 1864
MSS.AHMC.Tilton.1
State of Delaware response to Tilton
September 12, 1864
MSS.AHMC.Tilton.3
State of Minnesota response to Tilton
September 9, 1864
MSS.AHMC.Tilton.2
Terms of Surrender
April 9, 1865
MSS.BV.Grant
The American landscape. No 1 : Engraved from original and accurate drawings; executed from nature expressly for this work, and from well authenticated pictures; with historical and topographical illustrations
1830
LIB.Y-q.1830
The case of our fellow-creatures, the oppressed Africans, : respectfully recommended to the serious consideration of the Legislature of Great Britain, by the people called Quakers..
1784
LIB.Y1784.FriendsAfr
The Child's Anti-Slavery Book
1859
LIB.E449.C5372
The definitive treaty of peace and friendship, between His Britannick Majesty, the Most Christian King, and the King of Spain : concluded at Paris, the 10th day of February, 1763, to which, the King of Portugal acceded on the same day...
1763
LIB.Y1763.Tre
The Dog's Grand Dinner Party
ca. 1869
LIB.YC1869.Dog
The Fairy Gift
1939-1940
LIB.YC1838.Fairy
The Fugitive Slave Bill, its History and Unconstitutionality
1850
LIB.E441.Box.A5122.F7
The Great West
1859
LIB.F593.D17.1857
The Life of Arthur Tappan
1870
LIB.CT.T1746.T3
The Martyred President
1865
LIB.E457.8.R65
The N. O. massacre
1866
LIB.SY.1866.43
The Natural History of Carolina, Florida, and the Bahama Islands
LIB.QH41.C26.1974
The Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant
1885-1886
LIB.XL.CT.G763.A3
The sketch book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent.
1819
LIB.Y1819.Irv.Ske
Thoughts on African Colonization
1832
LIB.E448.G24.1832
To The People of Louisiana, Their Executive and Representatives Greeting
January 29, 1861
MSS.Misc. MSS Wood,Fernando
Totius Neobelgii Nova Et Accuratissima Tabula
After 1674
LIB.NS4.M31.1.28
Victory and Re-Union
1865
LIB.E456.T98
Walker's Appeal, In Four Articles
1829
LIB.E441.Box.W1784.W3
Wonderful Willie! : What he and Tommy did to Spain / sketches and rhymes by L.D. Bradley.
ca. 1899
LIB.PZ7.B66.W6
Ye book of copperheads
1863
LIB.XS.E647.L52.1863
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