The Richard Maass collection of Westchester and New York State, 1645-1910 (bulk 1770-1783).

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Maass, Richard, 1919-1998,. The Richard Maass collection of Westchester and New York State, 1645-1910 (bulk 1770-1783).

The Richard Maass collection of Westchester and New York State, 1645-1910 (bulk 1770-1783).

Collection consists of over three hundred autograph letters, documents, and newspapers which chronicle the early history of New York State from its colonization by the Dutch to the mid-nineteenth century. The collection is, however, particularly rich in materials relating to the Revolutionary War and can provide researchers with multiple perspectives on significant events and individual military campaigns. For example, the Battle of White Plains is amply documented in the collection through correspondence from participants and observers, as well as in contemporary newspaper accounts. The arrangement of the collection, for the most part, has followed Maass's own organization. With a few exceptions, each item has been listed and described individually in the finding aid. Any additional information that has been provided by Maass regarding a specific document has been retained and placed in a folder which has been filed immediately behind the folder containing the document to which it relates. Almost every folder for each item in the collection contained a one to two page description of the document, as well as other ancillary materials such as transcriptions and/or translations of documents by Maass. These folders also occasionally contained provenance information. Any additions to the collection are to be processed as separate accretions. In addition to autograph letters and historical documents, the Maass Collection contained a small amount of printed materials. These chiefly consisted of over thirty different early American, British, and French newspapers, dating mainly from the eighteenth century, which have been organized as a separate series (Series V).

12 linear ft. (20 boxes)

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Varick, Richard, 1753-1831

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Revolutionary soldier. From the description of Autograph letter signed : to Gen. Greene, 1780 Oct. 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270574176 Varick was military secretary to Schuyler, later to Arnold, then Washington. From the description of AMS, 1775 November 30-1776 August 27 : Albany. Major General Schuyler's Account Current with Capt. Richard Varick. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 14105134 Richard Varick (1743-1831), an Am...

Clinton, Henry, Sir, 1738?-1795

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British troops under the command of Sir Henry Clinton mounted attacks on Fort Sullivan (close to the later site of Fort Sumter) in Charleston Harbor, S.C. by both land and sea in June, 1776, believing its defenses to be incomplete. Repulsed in this effort, they did not launch subsequent assaults on Charleston until 1780. From the description of Henry Clinton Collection, 1776. (New-York Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 479547858 British general in American Rev...

Wyllys, George, 1710-1796

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Washington, George, 1732-1799

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George Washington (b. Feb. 22, 1732, Westmoreland County, Va.-d. Dec. 14, 1799, Mount Vernon, VA) was the first president of the United States, serving from 1789 to 1797. Washington came from a family of farmers and landowners. He had little education but showed an aptitude for mathematics. He used this talent to become a surveyor. At 15, Washington took a job as assistant surveyor on a team sent to map the Shenandoah Valley in western Virginia. In his early 20s, Washington joined the Virgin...

Gates, Horatio, 1728-1806

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American revolutionary general. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Traveller's Rest, to F. Meriwether, Esq., 1787 Jan. 19. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270864014 Revolutionary general. Born in England, Gates settled in Virginia in 1772 after a career in the British army that included service in the French and Indian War. He was commissioned adjutant-general of the Continental Army in 1775, and was in command at the pivotal victory of Saratoga. After Saratoga...

Putnam, Israel, 1718-1790

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Army officer. From the description of Letters of Israel Putnam, 1774-1783. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79449456 From the description of Papers of Israel Putnam, 1762-1773. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 84298278 Putnam is best known as a Revolutionary War general, instrumental to the success of the Battle of Bunker Hill. He was a resident of Pomfret, Connecticut. From the description of Israel Putnam letters, 1778-1782. (Hartford Public Library). Worl...

De Peyster, Abraham, -1768?

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Colden, Cadwallader, 1688-1776

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Scientist, New York colonial official. From the description of Cadwallader Colden Papers, 1677-1832 (bulk 1711-1775). (New York University). WorldCat record id: 476912237 Governor of New York (Colony) and scientist. From the description of Cadwallader Colden family papers, 1686-1830. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79453882 Colonial New York philosopher and scientist, and political official. From the description of Letter : New York, [N.Y.], t...

Livingston, Philip, 1716-1778

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At this time, Philip Livingston was a merchant in New York. Samuel Storke and Thomas Gainsborough conducted a mercantile business in London. From the description of Letter to Samuel Storke and Thomas Gainsborough, 1736 September 15. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155866465 Livingston was a signer of the Declaration of Independence from New York and a Continental Congressman. From the description of AD, 1776 October 19 : Philadelphia. Re...

Heath, William, 1737-1814

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American Major-General. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Boston, to Ebenezer Hancock, 1777 Apr. 3. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270864067 Army officer. From the description of Papers of William Heath, 1776-1782. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71061920 Army officer in the Revolution, Massachusetts state senator, and jurist. From the description of Papers of William Heath, 1774-1777. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83784932 ...

Nicolls, Richard, 1624-1672

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Richard Nicolls (1624-1672) was the first English colonial governor of New York. He served from 1664, when the English won control of the province from the Dutch, to 1668. From the guide to the Richard Nicolls Breuckelen patent, 1667, (Brooklyn Historical Society) Governor of New York (State) and British army officer. From the description of Commission of Richard Nicolls, 1664. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79453051 ...

Lee, Charles, 1731-1782

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General Lee lost his command after he was found guilty at court martial. Later considered a traitor. From the description of ALS, 1778 July 3 : Brunswick, to Robert Morris. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 13730721 Lee was a veteran British Army officer who settled in America in 1773 and was appointed a major general in the Continental Army at the outbreak of the Revolution. In 1778, he was appointed to lead the attack at the Battle of Monmouth, but in...

Arnold, Benedict, 1741-1801

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Revolutionary patriot, Continental Army general, and traitor. From the description of Benedict Arnold papers, 1761-1794. (New Haven Colony Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 432702702 Prior to the U.S. Revolutionary War Arnold was a merchant and trader in the West Indies. He served in the Revolutionary Army, but defected to the British in 1780 and served until the War was over. He then went to Canada and eventually to England. He was married to Margaret Mansfie...

Biddle, Clement, 1740-1814

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Revolutionary patriot. From the description of Document signed : [n.p.], 1792 July 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270874585 Army officer and merchant. From the description of Clement Biddle correspondence, 1786. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79450649 Biddle informs Wharm that he is going to advertise in Washington and Philadelphia newspapers for a missing letter he sent to Wharm containing two certificates of transfer to General Pinckney. ...

Irving, Washington, 1783-1859

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Washington Irving (b. April 3, 1783, New York City-d. November 28, 1859, Sunnyside, Tarrytown, New York), American author, wrote his first popular work, A History of New York, under the pseudonym Diedrich Knickerbocker. He continued to write stories and essays which made him the outstanding figure in American literature of his time and established his reputation abroad. In 1826 Irving went to Spain to work at the American embassy in Madrid, then at the American legation in London, before returni...

Parsons, Samuel Holden, 1737-1789

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In January 1789 the Connecticut General Assembly appointed Samuel Parsons, legislator and revolutionary major-general, and James Davenport, lawyer and judge, as commissioners to purchase Indian land titles held in the Connecticut Reserve in Ohio. From the description of Letter : Philadelphia, to his excellency Governor [Samuel] Huntington, 1789 Apr. 6. (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 39287161 Army officer. From the description of Orderly books of Samuel H...

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 C...

Ellsworth, Oliver, 1745-1807

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Ellsworth, jurist and statesman; delegate to the Continental Congress (1777-1784); chief justice, U.S. Supreme Court (1796-1799). From the description of Letters to Rufus King, 1800-1801. (Harvard Law School Library). WorldCat record id: 237392171 From the description of Opinions of Oliver Ellsworth, 1774-1786. (Harvard Law School Library). WorldCat record id: 234339020 Member of the Continental Congress from Connecticut and later Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme C...

Hewitt, Abram S. (Abram Stevens), 1822-1903

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Hewitt graduated from Columbia in the class of 1842 and became, in turn, an attorney in New York City, a manufacturer of iron and steel, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives, 1875-1879, 1881-1886, and Mayor of New York, 1887-1888. From the description of Abram S.Hewitt papers, n.d. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 496102421 BIOGHIST REQUIRED Hewitt graduated from Columbia in the class of 1842 and became, in turn, an attorney in New Yo...

Reed, Joseph, 1741-1785

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Continental Congressman. From the description of ALS : Burlington, to Ester DeBerdt, 1767 Nov. 17. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122525172 Donop, a Hessian mercenary fighting for the British in the Revolutionary War, was fatally wounded at the Battle of Red Bank and died 25 Oct. 1777. From the description of Letter : to Thomas Wharton, 1777 Oct. 24. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612882108 Delegate from Pennsylvania to ...

Kieft, Wilhelm, ca. 1600-1647.

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Stuyvesant, Peter, 1592-1672

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Governor of New Netherlands (colonial New York). From the description of Grant and commission of Peter Stuyvesant, 1646-1852. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71065643 Governor of New Amsterdam. From the description of Thanksgiving proclamation, 1662. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155451597 ...

Dunmore, John Murray, Earl of, 1732-1809

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Appointed governor of Virginia in 1771. From the description of Correspondence, 1771-1778. (Colonial Williamsburg Foundation). WorldCat record id: 26923951 Lord Dunmore was the British governor of the Virginia Colony, from September 25, 1771 until his departure to New York on New Years Eve, 1776. From the guide to the Land Grant to Ambrose Gatewood, 1773 June 15, (John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation) Governor of New York (1...

Greene, Nathanael, 1742-1786

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Revolutionary War officer. From the description of Papers, 1778-1786. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19593641 Army officer. From the description of Nathanael Greene papers, 1775-1785. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70979865 Nathanael Greene was a major general in the Continental Army. He was promoted to Quartermaster General in 1778. From the description of Papers, 1778-1780. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat ...

Wadsworth, Jeremiah, 1743-1804

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Delegate of the U.S. Continental Congress, U.S. representative and legislator, army officer, and banker from Connecticut. From the description of Papers of Jeremiah Wadsworth, 1775-1833. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71067840 Merchant, soldier, and commissary general in the Continental Army; resident of Hartford, Connecticut. From the description of Jeremiah Wadsworth papers, 1776-1802. (New York University, Group Batchload). WorldCat record id: 58780060 ...

Jay, John, 1745-1829

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Statesman and jurist. From the description of Letter, 1813 Jan. 1. (Filson Historical Society, The). WorldCat record id: 49243562 Governor of New York State; U.S. Secretary of Foreign Affairs; Chief Justice of U.S. Supreme Court. From the description of Letter, 1797 October 27 : Albany, to John Trumbull, London. (New York State Library). WorldCat record id: 50806321 From the description of Letter, 1778 January 2 : Poughkeepsie, to Marinus Willet. (New Yo...

Radcliff, Jacob, 1764-1844

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Jacob Radcliff was mayor of New York from 1810 to 1811, and 1815 to 1818. William P. Van Ness was a judge in New York. From the description of Jacob Radcliff collection, 1818. (New-York Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 727025673 Lawyer and mayor of New York City, 1810-1811 and 1815-1818. From the description of Certificates, 1816 Apr. (New York University, Group Batchload). WorldCat record id: 58774545 ...

Livingston, Robert, 1654-1728

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Epithet: of Drumry British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000443.0x000310 First Lord of the Manor, Clermont, N.Y. From the description of Papers, 1686-1728. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155493401 Mayor of Albany, New York, 1710-1719. From the description of Certificate of Naturalization, 1716 January 3. (New York State Library). WorldCat record id: 50185334 Politician, lando...

Clarendon, Edward Hyde, Earl of, 1609-1674

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The first Earl of Clarendon was an English historian and statesman. From the description of [Letter] 1649 Jan. 21, Hague [to Prince Rupert] / Edw:. Hyde. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 184954803 ...

Burnet, William, 1688-1729

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Burnet was a British civil servant and colonial administrator who served as governor of New York and New Jersey (1720-1728) and Massachusetts (1728). From the description of [Document] 1721 Dec. 6, New York / W. Burnet. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 175301317 Colonial Governor of New York. From the description of Document signed : New York, 1724 Nov. 3. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270536635 From the description of Document signed : New York, 17...

Van Cortlandt, Stephanus, 1643-1700

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Stephanus Van Cortlandt (1643-1700) was Mayor of New York City from 1677 to 1678 and 1686 to 1688. From the guide to the Stevanus Van Cortlandt Red Hook land deeds, 1697, 1712, (Brooklyn Historical Society) ...

Clinton, George, 1739-1812

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Colonial governor of New York State, later elected Vice-President of the U.S. From the description of Letter, 1780 June 21. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122487881 Member of the Continental Congress, Vice-President of the U.S. & Governor of N.Y. From the description of Autograph letter signed : to Thomas Jefferson, 1801 July 29. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270904181 From the description of Autograph signature to Resolution, 1790 Mar. 22. (Unknown...

Morris, Lewis, 1671-1746

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Lewis Morris first served as a member of Governor Cornbury's Council for the province of New Jersey. Due to conflict with Cornbury, Morris was removed and, later, elected to the New Jersey Assembly. Under the administration of Robert Hunter, Morris became chief spokesman for the New York Assembly in 1710 and was appointed Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the province of New York in 1715. While serving as chief justice, Morris continued to serve on the Governor's Council under Burnet and Mon...

Hunter, Robert, 1666-1734

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Colonial governor of New York. From the description of Prisoner transport agreement, 1712 December 4. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122640974 Colonial governor of New York and New Jersey. From the description of Robert Hunter papers, 1699, 1710-1744. (New York University, Group Batchload). WorldCat record id: 58782963 Colonial Governor of New York. From the description of Confirmatory Patent of Livingston Manor (copy), 1715. (Unknown). World...

Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848

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John Quincy Adams (b. July 11, 1767, Braintree, Massachusetts-d. February 23, 1848, Washington, D.C.) was an American statesman who served as a diplomat, United States Senator, member of the House of Representatives, and the sixth President of the United States. He was a member of the Federalist, Democratic-Republican, National Republican, and later the Anti-Masonic and Whig parties. He was the son of President John Adams and Abigail Adams. As a diplomat, Adams played an important role in neg...

Wood, Fernando, 1812-1881

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American politician. From the description of Autograph letter signed : New York, to an unidentified recipient, 1867 Nov. 30. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270583855 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Washington, to G.L. Ford, 1864 Jun. 21. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270583848 Mayor of New York, N.Y., and U.S. representative of New York. From the description of Fernando Wood correspondence, 1859 December 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record i...

Sheldon, Elisha, 1740-1805

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Resident of Litchfield, Conn.; colonel in the 2nd Continental Light Dragoons in the Revolutionary War. From the description of Elisha Sheldon deed, 1768 Apr. 30. (Litchfield Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 682572617 Continental Army officer. From the description of Muster roll of the Continental Army Light Dragoons, 2nd Regiment, 1782. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980851 ...