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Title 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
Brown Brothers Correspondence Ledger 1825 MSS.BrownBrothers.FirstLedger.
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
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
Contract with Brooks Brothers for Civil War Uniforms MSS.Morgan.E.D.LargeFolio.1
Dawson and Ferguson Slave Sale 1843 MSS.Ogden.3
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
Guía de Nueva York, para uso de los Españoles é Hispanoamericanos... 1863 LIB.F128.15.1863.A4
Heedless Johnny 1870 LIB.YC1870.Hee
Henry Leverich Commerical Memo Book 1831 MSS.LeverichFamilyPapers.3
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
Letter of CH Austin to Ferguson & Walker, Apalachicola, September 29, 1845 1845 MSS.Ogden.1
Letter of Eustace Surget, New Orleans, October 20, 1860 1860 MSS.LeverichFamilyPapers.1
Letter of George P. Bowers to Ferguson and Walker 1844 MSS.Ogden.2
Letter, "I estimate that an attack..." 1834 MSS.AHMC.Riots.NYC.1834.Comm.t
Loss of the packet ship Albion 1822 LIB.SY.1822.28
Lynch-Stoughton Journal 1783-1788 MSS.BV.Lynch.Stoughton
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
Morgan Iron Works 1861 MSS.BV.War1861-1865.UnionDefen
Napoleon'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
Original wood blocks from the archives of McLoughlin Brothers, Publishers, New York ca. 1978 LIB.NC965.J92.1978
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
Pocket Map of the Panama Canal MSS.BV.Olcott
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
Regionum Indicarum per Hispanos olim devastatarum accuratissima descrptio, : insertis figuris æneis ad vivum fabrefactis. 1664 LIB.Y-Bind.Bed.Cas
Register, 1845 1845 MSS.BV.Hotels
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
Telegram, New Orleans, 1858 1858 MSS.LeverichFamilyPapers.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 Crayon 1855 LIB.N1.C9.Vol1
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
The Slave's Friend, Vol II 1836 LIB.YC.1836.Slaves Friend Vol
The Suffrage Question in Relation to Colored Voters in the State of New York 1860 LIB.SY.1860.140
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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