Papers, 1737-1942.


Boggs family. Papers, 1737-1942.

Papers, 1737-1942.

Correspondence, legal papers, genealogies, and other papers, of the Boggs family in New Jersey and New York, and of the related Blauvelt, Kearny, and Lawrence families. Other persons represented include David Ogden, Charles Olden, James Parker, Robert E. Peary, William Pennington, Henry C. Pitney, Theodore Roosevelt, Bayard Stockton, Charles E. Strong, John C. Ten Eyck, John Vanderbilt, Peter D. Vroom, Garret D. Wall, Marcus L. Ward, Charles Wilkes, Peter Wilson, and Joshua G. Wright.

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