The Theodorus Bailey Myers collection [microform].


The Theodorus Bailey Myers collection [microform].

Letters and documents as well as paper money, portraits and other prints of individuals prominent in American history during the colonial period, the American Revolution, and the 19th century. Represented in the collection are signers of the Declaration of Independence, governors of New Netherlands and New York, members of the Continental Congress, and generals and other military figures of the Revolution, including American, British, French, and Hessian officers. In addition to prominent figures in American history, the collection includes letters and documents of English and European royalty and military figures, including Napoleon and his marshals, and an account by Don Juan de Costa of the siege of Havana in 1762.

2,634 items.

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Myers, Theodorus Bailey, 1821-1888 (person)

Theodorus Bailey Myers (1821-1888) was an American lawyer, businessman, and historical manuscript collector. He was born in New York City, the son of Major Mordecai Myers, who served as an officer in the War of 1812 and later as mayor of Schenectady, New York and Charlotte Bailey, niece of Congressman Theodorus Bailey. Myers served on the military staff of Governors Bouck and Wright (1842-1846) and, during the Civil War, on the staff of Generals Benjamin Butler and John Wool. He sat on the board...

New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division (corporateBody)