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Gonzalez-Prada family

Two volumes of papers and documents relating to the activities, history, and genealogy of the Gonzalez-Prada family, containing over 500 manuscript leaves, ca. 1750-1850. Many of the papers are official in nature, consisting of reports from lower provincial officials to the Captains General and to the Royal Governors. There are a number of royal communiques from Spain, some of which bear the seal of Charles IV or Ferdinand VII. In addition to these manuscripts there is a typescript and some printed material containing an account of the Gonzalez-Prada family and its origins with biographical notations.

Hoffman, John T. (John Thompson), 1828-1888

Miscellaneous papers of Hoffman. With the exception of a dozen miscellaneous letters and docuemnts of a routine nature, the collection consists of four scrapbooks of newspaper clippings from a variety of New York City and State newspapers and some memorabilia relating to Hoffman's political life. One facsimile of a Hoffman letter and an autographed visiting card of Horatio C. King have been cataloged.

Tilden, Samuel J. (Samuel Jones), 1814-1886
Samuel J. Tilden (1814-1886) served as Governor of New York, 1875-1876, and was the Democratic nominee for the Presidency in 1876. Tilden began his career as a corporate lawyer; he served as Corporate Counsel for the City of New York, as a member of the New York State Assembly, and as Chairman of the Democratic National Convention. Monies from his estate contributed to the founding of The New York Public Library. His papers document his political and legal career and are comprised primarily of correspondence, political and legal files, financial documents, writings, speeches, and personal papers dating from 1785 - 1929 (bulk 1832 - 1886).