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Library Collection Highlights

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Title Related People Date Object Number
"A Visit from St. Nicholas"
1862
MSS.BV.Moore.1
"Columbia Demands Her Children"
1864
PR.010.1864.30
"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
"Why Don't You Speak for Yourself, John?"
PR.031.3
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
Abraham Lincoln
April, 1865
PR.011.10
Abraham Lincoln, the Martyr, Victorious
PR.052.48
Albert Gallatin (1761-1849)
ca. 1849
MSS.GallatinPapers.1
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
Artistic Houses: being a series of interior views of a number of the most beautiful and celebrated homes in the United States
1883 - 1884
PR.087.1.1.35.HURPAR
Astor House
ca.1853-1859
PR.020.65.1
At the Battle of Palo Alto
1846
PR.068.24
Augustus Coe Gurnee dressed for the Vanderbilt costume ball, March 26, 1883
March 26, 1883
PR.223.1.16.1
Bank of Newburgh Bank Notes
1823-1824
PR.221.3
Beschryvinge van Nieuvv-Nederlant
1656
LIB.Y.1656.D
Broadway, A.T. Stewart Dry Goods Store
1851
PR.020.FF.28
Brown Brothers, Irving Place, showing east side from Eighteenth Street to Gramercy Park South
March, 1909
PR.020.19.2
Camp scene from photograph
ca. 1861-1865
PR.022.4
Central Park Competition Entry No. 29
March, 1858
PR.003.233
Come in, and Prevent a "Draft"
ca. 1863
PR.055.3.105
Common Sense
1776
LIB.Y1776.Paine.com
Contraband Camp -- Harper's Ferry, VA
1865
PR.065.815.7
Corcoran Legion Fifth regiment. Col. William McEvily. A few good men are wanted to fill up Capt. Wm. L. Monegan's company. This is a splendid opportunity for young men to join a Crack Regiment.
ca. 1862
PR.055.3.189
Declaration of Independence
1820-1823
PR.221.44
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
Edwin Booth as Hamlet
1870-1879
PR.104.3
Fete to Lafayette
1824
PR.022.9
Fort Hamilton Polka Redowa
1852
PR.020.1.1
Fraktur: Birth and Baptism certificate of Joseph Flor
1811
PR.022.13
Freedom to the Slaves
ca. 1865
PR.052.58
Front View of St. Peter's Church with the intended steeple
1785
PR.McComb.4.70
Fuller (Flat Iron) Building, New York
1903
PR.020.61.1
Geometrical Lathe-work Proof
PR.221.63
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
Group of Chicago Zouave Cadets
PR.049.FF.MIL.CHIZOU
I Knew Him Horatio
1864
PR.010.1864.Horatio
I Sell the Shadow to Support the Substance
1864
PR.011.5
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
Interior of Durand's Studio at Maplewood, New Jersey
After 1878
PR.020.FF.1
Invitation to Erie Canal Celebration
1825
PR.221.12
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
Lady Arthur Paget (Minne Stevens) dressed for the Delmonico ball, 1875
1875
PR.223.1.4.1
Ledger, 1678-1684
1678-1684
MSS.BV.Clopper.Ledger.1678
Life studies of the Great Army
1876
PR.002.Album383
Lincoln visits General McClellan at Antietam
1862, published later
PR.065.778.5
Ma-Nuncue
After 1826
PR.221.58
Madison Square Presbyterian Church
ca. 1906
PR.042.2
Major Gen'l Z. Taylor Before Monterey
1848
PR.068.27
Manhattan Rifles!
1861-1865
PR.055.3.226
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
Matthew Perry
ca. 1855
PR.012.2.787
Mayor George B. McClellan at the controls of the first subway train, October 27, 1904
1904
PR.020.90.1
Minaret Turkish Cigarettes
PR.031.111.AMER.MIN
Miscegenation: the theory of the blending of the races, applied to the American white man and negro..
1864
LIB.E185.62.C76.1864
Mrs. Charles Walsh (nee Blood) dressed for the Vanderbilt costume ball, March 26, 1883
March 26, 1883
PR.223.3.35.1
N Amsterdam, ou N Iork in Ameriq
ca. 1700
PR.020.FF.13
Napolean's authorization for the sale of the Louisiana Territory
April 24, 1803
MSS.Y1803
New York City Hall, front elevation
1802
PR.040.1
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
Our Indian Policy
1875
PR.029.1
Parade on Broadway for McKinley & Hobart
1896
PR.008.1
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 Central Park, New York : Entry No. 4 in the competition
March 20, 1858
PR.003.234
Plan of the City of New York
1776
LIB.NS3.M36.1.3ab
Poems, Henricus Selyns
1659-1686
MSS.BV.Selyns
Politicians measuring Lincoln's shoes
March 5th 1864
PR.010.1864.Politicians
Portrait of Six Young Women Seated in a Turkish Corner
PR.120.1.3.SIX
Portrait of two girls
PR.012.1.326.Box12
President Lincoln at Home, Reading the scriptures to his son and wife
1865
PR.052.52
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
Southern Chivalry - Argument versus Club's
1856
PR.010.1856.4
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 Assassination of President Lincoln, at Ford's Theater, Washington D.C. April 14th 1865
1865
PR.052.60
The Child's Anti-Slavery Book
1859
LIB.E449.C5372
The Dead at Gettysburg
ca. 1863
PR.164.4.38.GettysburgDead
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 Draft Riots in New York- The Battle in Second Avenue
1863
PR.020.100.4
The Funeral of Ulysses Grant
1885
PR.020.98.1
The Lost Cause
1871
PR.068.19
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 Rail Candidate
1860
PR.010.1860.Rail
The Surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown
PR.068.34
The True Issue or "That's What's the Matter"
1864
PR.010.1864.35
Thomas Cole (1801-1848)
ca. 1845
PR.012.2.885
Thoughts on African Colonization
1832
LIB.E448.G24.1832
Totius Neobelgii Nova Et Accuratissima Tabula
After 1674
LIB.NS4.M31.1.28
Twenty-third Street west of Sixth Avenue
1900
PR.020.FF.2
Ulysses S. Grant at Cold Harbor
1864
PR.052.56.GrantUniform.Photos.
Untitled (Skating in Central Park, N.Y.)
ca. 1890
PR.020.50.2
Walker's Appeal, In Four Articles
1829
LIB.E441.Box.W1784.W3
We mourn our country's loss
1865
PR.052.55
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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