Maass, Richard, 1919-1998,

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Richard Maass is an alumnus of New York University, having graduated from the School of Commerce (now the Stern School) in 1949 with a degree in economics. One of Westchester's most distinguished residents, Maass has been involved actively in the political and educational affairs of the county. He was appointed as mayor of White Plains in 1974 and also held the office of Westchester County Historian from 1974 to 1981. In addition, Maass has served his community as the President of the Purchase College Council, and has been a member of the American Jewish Committee and the Westchester County Historical Society. A highly successful investment banker, Maass amassed this unique collection of historical documents over a fifty-year period. Maass was inspired to begin a collection of his own by the example of his father-in-law, Richard M. Lederer, who served for many years as the Village Historian for Scarsdale. Along with his father-in-law, Maass was involved with the Manuscript Society from its earliest inception, and served as president of the organization from 1954-1956. In addition to the collecting interests represented by the Richard Maass Collection of Westchester and New York State, Maass also has retained notable collections of Abraham Lincoln and Thomas Paine materials, as well as a significant collection of books relating to pirates.

From the description of The Richard Maass collection of Westchester and New York State, 1645-1910 (bulk 1770-1783). (New York University). WorldCat record id: 476113644

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Relation Name
associatedWith Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848. person
associatedWith Arnold, Benedict, 1741-1801. person
associatedWith Biddle, Clement, 1740-1814. person
associatedWith Burnet, William, 1688-1729. person
associatedWith Clarendon, Edward Hyde, Earl of, 1609-1674. person
associatedWith Clinton, George, 1739-1812. person
associatedWith Clinton, Henry, Sir, 1738?-1795. person
associatedWith Colden, Cadwallader, 1688-1776. person
associatedWith De Peyster, Abraham. person
associatedWith Dunmore, John Murray, Earl of, 1732-1809. person
associatedWith Ellsworth, Oliver, 1745-1807. person
associatedWith Gates, Horatio, 1728-1806. person
associatedWith Greene, Nathanael, 1742-1786. person
associatedWith Heath, William, 1737-1814. person
associatedWith Hewitt, Abram S. (Abram Stevens), 1822-1903. person
associatedWith Hunter, Robert, 1666-1734. person
associatedWith Irving, Washington, 1783-1859. person
associatedWith Jay, John, 1745-1829. person
associatedWith Kieft, Wilhelm, ca. 1600-1647. person
associatedWith Lee, Charles, 1731-1782. person
associatedWith Livingston, Philip, 1716-1778. person
associatedWith Livingston, Robert, 1654-1728. person
associatedWith Morris, Lewis, 1671-1746. person
associatedWith Nicolls, Richard, 1624-1672. person
associatedWith Parsons, Samuel Holden, 1737-1789. person
associatedWith Putnam, Israel, 1718-1790. person
associatedWith Radcliff, Jacob, 1764-1844. person
associatedWith Reed, Joseph, 1741-1785. person
associatedWith Sheldon, Elisha, 1740-1805. person
associatedWith Stuyvesant, Peter, 1592-1672. person
associatedWith Van Cortlandt, Stephanus, 1643-1700. person
associatedWith Varick, Richard, 1753-1831. person
associatedWith Wadsworth, Jeremiah, 1743-1804. person
associatedWith Washington, George, 1732-1799. person
associatedWith Wood, Fernando, 1812-1881. person
associatedWith Wyllys, George, 1710-1796. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Bedford (Westchester County, N.Y.)
New York (N.Y.)
United States
New York (State)
Westchester County (N.Y.)
Subject
Governor
Long Island, Battle of, New York, N.Y., 1776
Autographs--Collections
White Plains, Battle of, White Plains, N.Y., 1776
Book collecting
Book collectors
Public officers
Occupation
Collector
Function

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Birth 1919

Death 1998

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