Harmen Harmanse was the patriarch of the Gansevoort family in Albany, New York, arriving in the area by 1657. Although not the first Ten Eyck in America, Jacob C. Ten Eyck was the first to come to Albany, moving from Manhattan after 1654. The two families intermarried several times over the years, along with other Dutch families in the area. This collection includes correspondence, financial records, estate records, and other family-related information.
Garvan-Brady Papers, 1893-1975 48 boxes
This collection consists mainly of business papers of Francis Patrick Garvan (1875-1937), Assistant D.A. in New York for 1901-1909, later lawyer and chairman of the Chemical Trust Fund Co.
Scott Dumont Goodwin (1845-1935) was the legal representative and attorney for a number of influential Albanians and others whose affairs and estates are represented in this collection. Also included is the correspondence and diaries of Lieutenant George Wait Goodwin U.S. Air Force, who was killed in France in 1918, and Edward S. Goodwin, Albany physician, Helen Goodwin Yale, and Louise Goodwin, who were all children of Scott Dumont Goodwin. This collection includes correspondence, diaries, accounts, and legal papers.
Hun Family Papers, 1667-1961 11 boxes
The Hun family were descendants of 17th century Dutch settlers who became prominent and acquired property in and around the Albany area. This collection includes family papers.
Business and legal papers of Stephen Lush, Albany financier and politician, and Richard Lush, Albany merchant and civil servant, including agreements, receipts, property records, notes, bills, maps, correspondence, and leases. Some concern land owned in central and western New York which they had purchased from Revolutionary War veterans.
Prevost Family Papers, 1764-1943 2 boxes
Papers of the family of Augustine Prevost III (1744-1821), a British soldier in the French and Indian War and the Revolution, who remained in New York after the war and settled on land in Greene County. He was married twice, to Susannah Croghan and to Ann Bogardus; the first family was brought up in Britain and the second in America. Papers include letters between the British and American sides of the family, between the American Prevosts and their neighbors, the Thomas Cole family, and with Sir William Johnson, George Croghan, Sir Frederick Haldimand, Colonel Henry Bouquet, General Morgan Lewis, and the Duke of Kent. Other items include memorandum book of the 3rd Battalion, 60th Foot, Royal American Regiment, from St. Augustine, Florida, 1777-78, which contains an inventory of the estate of George Croghan, 1783; map of Prevost lands in Greene County; and miscellaneous receipts, bills, deeds, wills, and genealogical records.
Pruyn Family Papers, 1679-1978 7 boxes
The Pruyn Family Papers contains documents relating to three consecutive generations of the John Pruyn Family, along with genealogies and personal papers of more distant family relations. An autograph collection of presidents, statesmen, and local historic figures is included. The ownership of 43-45 North Pearl Street is documented from the first sale in 1679 to the last in 1968. The estates of Eleanor Erving, Justine Bayard Erving and Van Rensselaer Pruyn are also documented.
This is a collection of paper saved by Sanford Vint Vanderzee (b.1911). The Vanderzee collection spans the period from 1872-1936 and primarily contains documents relating to S. V. Vanderzee’s personal and family life.
The Schuyler Family was a prominent Dutch family in New York and New Jersey, with Philip Pieterse Schuyler immigrating to New Netherland and settling in Beverwyck before 1650. The family was connected by marriages to many of the other original settlers of New Netherland, and several members played important roles in the development of the new country. This collection contains correspondence, wills, estate records, and other documents.
The Ten Eyck/Bronk Family Papers contain the records of the descendants of Jacob C. Ten Eyck (1705-1793), and primarily contain documents relating to family property and financial concerns.