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-- Manuscript Group 14, Edwin A. Ely (1836-1927), Collector Autograph Collection, ca. 1663-1890

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Manuscript Group 14, Edwin A. Ely (1836-1927), Collector

Autograph Collection, ca. 1663-1890, 250 items

Call Number: MG 14 + Box and folder number


Summary:

A closed collection of autograph letters and signed documents, especially from the Revolutionary era.  Included are letters of: 

Leon Abbett                                                    

Alexander Hamilton

Abigail Adams                                                 

Richard Howell

William Alexander, Lord Stirling                       

Andrew Jackson

Francis Barber                                                 

Thomas Jefferson

Clement Biddle                                                

William Johnson

Joseph Bloomfield                                            

Henry Knox

Elisha Boudinot                                                

Marquis de Lafayette

David Brearley                                                 

Richard Henry Lee

James Caldwell                                                

Joseph Lewis

Henry Clay                                                      

William Livingston

George Clinton                                                 

Robert Morris (1734-1806)

John Cochran                                                   

Aaron Ogden

Peter Colt      

Matthias Ogden

Charles Cornwallis (1738-1805) 

William Paterson (1745-1806)

Elias Dayton                            

Thomas Pickering

Jonathan Dayton                     

Thomas Pownall

Henry Dearborn                  

Joseph Read

Mahlon Dickerson             

Henry Remsen

Philemon Dickerson

Alexander Scammell

Samuel Drake                                 

Philip Schuyler

Ebenezer Elmer

Samuel L. Southard

William Franklin

Richard Stockton (1730-1781)

Frederick T. Frelinghuysen

John Cleves Symmes

Theodore Frelinghuysen

Tench Tilghman

Horatio Gates

Marcus L. Ward

Nathanael Greene

George Washington

                                                                        

Anthony Wayne

Bequest of Edwin A. Ely, 1927.

 

Box/Folder List:

Box Folder Item Dates
1 1 Abbett Leon to Wm. F. Gilchrest May 7th, 1890
1 2 Abigail Adams, ALS   October 28th, 1816
1 3 James Alexander, D.S. January 28th, 1744-5
1 4 Lord Auckland  [Wm. Eden] July 7th, 1778
1 5 Francis Barber, letters 1776-1781
1 6 James Bayard, ALS January 30th, 1801
1 7 J. D. Bedle, to Charles Devens June 25th, 1877
1 8 Jonathan Belcher, commission to Joseph Stout October 25th, 1751
1 9 Francis Bernard, D. S December 28th, 1763
1 10 Clement Biddle to [Nathaniel] Greene February 23rd, 1780
1 11 William Blodget to [         ] Lincoln April 14th, 1777
1 12  Joseph Bloomfield, letters and documents re: Abolition Soc. 1793-1797
1 13 Joseph Bloomfield to Ebenezer Elmer 1801-1804
1 14 Joseph Bloomfield, letters 1783-1814
1 15 Elias Boudinot, letters (NJHS Proc. 61 (1943), 86-83) 1775-1783
1 16 Elisha Boudinot to Elias Dayton December 22nd, 1781
1 17 Bound Brook Guards, DSS 1777
1 18 John Brainerd to Mrs. [       ] Williams December 2nd, 1754
1 19 David Brearley, letters 1789-1813
1 20 Burlington Library Co., subscription list ante-1776
1 21 William Burnet, commission to Jeremiah Basly July 14th, 1721
1 22 James Caldwell, letters 1776-1780
1 23 Sir George Carteret, D. S 1663-1665
1 24 Abraham Clark, D. S.  December 23rd, 1784
1 25 John Clark, letters 1777
1 26 Henry Clay, ALS December 20th, 1826
1 27 Henry Clay, ALS November 28th, 1829
1 28 Walter Clendenny, D. S. December 1st, 1803
1 29 George Clinton, Commission to James M. Hughes May 5th, 1787
1 30 “              “              ALS to John Mc Kesson October 29th, 1776
1 31 “              “              ALS to General Lincoln April 17th, 1779
1 32 “              “              “              Col. (?) April 17th, 1779
1 33 “              “              “      June 25th, 1779
1 34 John Cochran, letters 1776-1777
1 35 Lord Cornbury, 3 DSS 1703-1706
1 36 Lord Cornwallis, ALS August 21st, 1780
1 37 William Crosby, DS. February 14th, 1732
1 38 J. N. Cummings to Joseph Reed March 23rd, 1781
1 39 Elias Dayton, D. S. 1776
1 40   “              “     , letters  1781-1782
1 41 Jonathan Dayton, letters 1781-1794
1 42 Henry Dearborn to John Penhallow July 3rd , 1778
1 43 Baron De Kalb, ALS September 22nd, 1778
1 44 Mahlon Dickerson to H. L. White July 15th, 1828
1 45       “              “                 to J. S. Skinner  November 29th, 1841
1 46 Philemon Dickinson, letters  1777
1 47 Samuel Drake to [ Gov. ] Clinton June 24th, 1779
1 48 Wm. Duer to [       ] Wooster February 15th, 1777
1 49 Elizabeth town, town meeting proceedings March 10th, 1767
1 50 Ebenezer Elmer, letters 1802-1803
1 51 John Fitzgerald to [Major General] Lincoln May 24th, 1777
1 52 George F. Fort to L. J. [        ] July 7th, 1852
1 53 Wm. Franklin, letters 1768
1 54 Frederick Frelinghuysen to Wm. Livingston August 25th, 1777
1 55 Theodore Frelinghuysen to Henry Dearborn August 22nd, 1833
1 56 Horatio Gates, ALS (1 of 2 items) June 13th, 1779
               “              (2 of 2 items)  April 23rd, 1779
1 57 George III, DS October 27th, 1760
1 58 Nathaniel Greene, letters (NJHS Proc. 61 (1943),181-90) 1777-80
1 59 Edward Hand, letters 1779
1 60 Andrew Hamilton, DS June 19th, 1694
1 61 Alexander Hamilton, ALS September 29th, 1793
1 62 Josiah Hardy, DS. October 29th, 1761
1 63         “              “     to John Smith November 8th, 1762
1 64 Wm. D. Hart to [Gov.] Livingston January 27th, 1777
1 65 Wm. Heath, to [General] Hancock July 22nd, 1779
1 66 G. Henderson to John Nicholson March 27th, 1780
1 67 Francis Hopkinson, DS. October 3rd, 1778
1 68 R. D. Howell to [                   ] Beatty July 11th, 1800
1 69 Richard Howell, letters 1776-1778
1 70 Hugh Hughes, DS August 28th, 1781
1 71 Robert Hunter to [                ]  August 17th, 1715
1 72 William Irvine to Joseph Reed 1780
1 73 Andrew Jackson, ALS August 18th, 1831
1 74         “              “              “   June 9th, 1833
1 75 Hall Jackson, ALS April 1st, 1776
1 76 William Johnson, ALS  December 28th, 1757
1 77          “              “              “   January 29th, 1772
1 78 Thomas Jefferson, ALS   March 24th, 1806
1 79         “              “              “   January 24th, 1809
1 80 Timothy Johnes, Ms. Sermon December 19th, 1779
1 81 Nicholas Jones, bill for damages by Hessians  July 15th, 1783
1 82 Wm. Kelly, Sale of property in Morris County 1769
1 83 John and Timothy Kitchel , DS 1844
1 84 Henry Knox, 9 letters (NJHS Proc. 61(1943), 23-31) 1779-86
1 85 Hugh Knox to Caleb Smith July 17th, 1761
1 86 Marquis de Lafayette, ALS July 26th, 1781
1 87      “              “              “              “   1785
1 88      “              “              “              “      December 26th, 1811
1 89        “              “              “              “    March 2nd, 1825
2 1 John Lansing to Richard Varick  August 2nd, 1776
2 2 Gawen Lawrie to [                ]  1684
2 3 Henry Lee, ALS November 7th, 1780
2 4 Richard Henry Lee, ALS September 1st, 1787
2 5 Joseph Lewis, DS. March 4th, 1777
2 6    “              “       to Commissary General April 1st, 1777
2 7 John H. Livingston to Robert R. Livingston February 13th, 1776
2 8 Wm. Livingston, letters and Ds. 1776-1784
2 9 Abraham Lott to [Nathaniel] Greene 1779-1782
2 10 Thomas Lowrey to George Washington September 21st, 1789
2 11 Alexander Mc Dougall, ALS February 7th, 1776
2 12 Joseph Mc Ilvaine, DS May 7th, 1799
2 13 John Magee, DS April 17th, 1777
2 14 Edward Mc Michael to [                     ] July 5th, 1783
2 15 A. Mc Whorter & Elisha Boudinot to [            ] Livingston April 26th, 1777
2 16 Joshua Mersereau to Elias Boudinot  October 27th, 1777
2 17 Micall Moran to [Joseph]   Bloomfield  July 14th, 1812
2 18 Morris County petition 1780
2 19 John Montgomerie, Ds.  November 29th, 1728
2 20 Abraham Morrell, petition of   April 9th, 1781
2 21 Lewis Morris, DS  February 23rd, 1738
2 22        “              “    , Jr., to [            ]  August 23rd, 1779
2 23 Robert Morris, DS March 19th, 1781
2 24 Robert Morris to Elbridge Gerry January 22nd, 1778
2 25 Noah F. Morrison to E. A. Ely June 17th, 1905
2 26 Robert Nesbitt to Furman Yard July 1st, 1780
2 27 New Jersey Deed 1677
2 28 Aaron Ogden, letters and DS. 1782-1801
2 29       “              “      , to Ebenezer Elmer December 11th, 1819
2 30      “              “      , to James Parker April 1st, 1775
2 31 David Ogden, DS. May 8th, 1774
2 32 M[atthias] Ogden, letters 1777-1780
2 33 Matthias Ogden, DSS in Re: 1st NJ Regiment  1777
2 34 Samuel Ogden to [Nathaniel] Greene February 29th, 1784
2 35 Orange Mountain, sketch of plan for winter headquarters for army [James Abeel]               1779
2 36 Order of the day, Morristown  July 5, 6, 8, 9, 1777
2 37 William Palfrey to Elbridge Gerry May 30th, 1777
2 38 Joel Parker, DS. April 4th, 1864
2 39 John Paterson to [                ]Marshall February 23rd, 1778
2 40 William Paterson, letters and DS. 1779-1795
2 41 John Patten to Caesar Rodney March 21st, 1780
2 42 John Penn, DS October 28th, 1768
2 43 William Penn, DS March 15th, 1681
2 44 Wm. Pennington, letters and DS. 1843-53
2 45 James Piatt, to John Armstrong June 28th, 1813
2 46 Timothy Pickering to Nathaniel Hubbard  October 24th, 1780
2 47 Thomas Pownall, letters and DS 1758-1784 
2 48 Rodman M. Price to J. P. Kennedy August 10th, 1852
2 49 Prisoner of war, exchange of , DS September 20th, 1781
2 50 John Prudden, deed to Abraham Kitchel 1713
2 51 Johann Gottlieb Roll, warrant December 1776
2 52 Joseph Reed to [Charles] Lee November 16th, 1776
2 53 Henry Remsen, letters 1780
2 54 [               ] Rhey to [             ] Dayton  July 27th, 1781
2 55 R. B. Roberts to [Lt. Col.] Grimké October 23rd, 1780
2 56 John Rodgers to [Jedidiah] Morse April 18th, 1805
2 57 Henry Rutgers to [Daniel D.] Tompkins March 11th, 1809
2 58 Arthur St. Clair to [              ]  January 25th, 1779
2 59 Alexander Scammell, letters 1779-1780
2 60 James Schureman to Andrew Kirkpatrick February 9th, 1801
2 61 Philip Schuyler, John Mathews, and Nathaniel Peabody, to Joseph Reed June 2nd, 1780
2 62 Philip Schuyler, letters 1776-1783
2 63 Elias P. Seeley, commission to Silas A. Crane October 11th, 1833
2 64 William Shirley, DS. August 22nd, 1755
2 65 Israel Shreve to Elias Dayton February 24th, 1782
2 66 Jonas Simonds, letters 1813
2 67 Henry Skilbow to Joseph Stennel 1730
2 68 Cortland Skinner, letters and DS. 1776-1778
2 69 Thomas Smith, diploma from College of NJ 1779
2 70 Fr[           ] Smythe, to Elias Boudinot  May 1775
2 71 Samuel L. Southard, letters and D. S. 1820-1832
2 72 Adam Stephen to [               ]  April 23rd, 1777
2 73 Lord Stirling, letters 1755-1780
2 74 Richard Stockton and Aaron Leaming, DS. November 22nd, 1769
2 75 John Sullivan, to [                ] Clinton August 14th, 1774
2 76 John C. Symmes, to John Jay  April 19th, 1796
2 77 Charles Thomson, DS.  September 12th, 1782
2 78 Tench Tilghman, letters  1776-1777
2 79 Joseph and Jonathan Trumbull “              “
2 80 Joseph Tuttle, DS.  March 17th, 1734
2 81 Richard Varick to [Benjamin] Lincoln March 23rd, 1779
2 82 Peter D. Vroom, to Franklin Pierce February 24th, 1853
2 83 George Washington to Lord Stirling September 1st, 1779
2 84 Garret D. Wall to Robert Arnold March 5th, 1833
2 85 Wall Street, NY DS in Re: 1682
2 86 Joshua M. Wallace, DS  October 26th, 1808
2 87 Marcus L. Ward and Fredrick T. Frelinghuysen to Abraham Lincoln Sept. 14th, 1863
2 88 Anthony Wayne to [Alexander] Hamilton July 20th, 1780
2 89 Marinus Willett, letter and DS. 1778-1807
2 90 William Williams to Mrs. Mary Trumbull Williams October 25th, 1779
2 91 Isaac Williamson, letters   1820-1821
2 92 William Winds, letters and DS. 1776-1778
2 93 John Witherspoon, DS.  June 6th, 1775
2 94 William Woodford to [Lord Stirling]  October 5th, 1778
2 95 Woodruff and Crane’s Store, Elizabeth, NJ November 2nd, 1802

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