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Library Collection Highlights

Books and Manuscripts

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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
"St. Nicholas. Dec. 6th. A.D. 343" 1810 LIB.SY.1810.94
A Brief Description of NEW-YORK: Formerly Called New-Netherlands.. 1670 LIB.Y.1670.Den
A journall, with observations on my travail from Boston in N.E. to N.Y., New Jersies, & Philadelphia... 1697 MSS.BV.Benjamin.Bullivant
A Song for the times, or John Brown 1860-1870 LIB.SY.B1860.104
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 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
Beschryvinge van Nieuvv-Nederlant 1656 LIB.Y.1656.D
Common Sense 1776 LIB.Y1776.Paine.com
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
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
Great Attraction at the Masonic Hall...Joice Heth 1835 LIB.SY.1835.49
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
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
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
Miscegenation: the theory of the blending of the races, applied to the American white man and negro.. 1864 LIB.E185.62.C76.1864
Napolean's Authorization for the Sale of the Louisiana Territory April 24, 1803 MSS.Y1803
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
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.
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
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
Speech of His Excellency George Washington, Esq; president of the United States of America, delivered to the Honorable the Congress LIB.SY.1789.39
Terms of Surrender April 9, 1865 MSS.BV.Grant
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 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
Thoughts on African Colonization 1832 LIB.E448.G24.1832
Totius Neobelgii Nova Et Accuratissima Tabula After 1674 LIB.NS4.M31.1.28
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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