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The Banks Family Papers collection consists of personal and legal papers of Robert Lenox Banks and his family, primarily his daughter, Mary Decamp Banks Moore. These include correspondence to and from the Banks Family by local businessmen, politicians, such as New York Governor, John T. Hoffman, and William Vanderbilt, President of the Hudson River Railroad. The documents are mostly personal in nature, describing the private life of a prominent local family of the 19th Century. Also in this collection are photographs, genealogical information, and other items relating to the Banks, Lenox, and Corning families.
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Christoph, Florence A.
This collection contains the research files of Florence Christoph. Research notes are on various Albany families such as Winne, Schuyler and the Van Rensselaers. There are no specific dates for when the research was undertaken, but the estimated dates are from the 1960s through the early 2000s. The researched information dates as far back as the late 1600s through the early 1900s.
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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.
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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.
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The earliest reference to the Winne family in the Albany area is Adam Winne, son of Peter, who, according to Records of the People of the Town of Bethlehem, was a farmer who owned a parcel of property in Rensselaerwyck. This collection contains legal documents, financial records, personal papers, and ephemera.
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This collection contains the correspondence and legal papers of the Woodward family of Ashford, Connecticut and Albany, New York. The collection contains correspondence from Joseph Woodward, D.M. Leonard, and other family members which discuss the health of family members, day to day events, and finances.