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Manuscript Group 23, William Nelson (1847-1914), Lawyer and historian

Manuscript Collection, 1690-1875 , 3.0 linear feet

Call Number: MG 23


Summary:

Letters and documents purchased at the auction of the William Nelson manuscript collection; typescripts of interviews with residents of Paterson, New Jersey and its environs, made and transcribed between 1873 and 1885.  Among those interviewed were Peter Adams, John Colt, Richard Coughlin, James Dunn, Thomas Dynan, Julia Wickham, and Philip R. George.  Includes correspondence and other items of:

James Abeel William Henry Harrison Caesar Rodney
J. Austin Allibone Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894) John Rutherfurd (1760-1840)
Joseph Anderson Philip Hone Richard Salter
Joseph Barber Peter Augustus Jay Philip Schuyler
John Bayard Reverdy Johnson William Gilmore Simms
Andrew Bell James Lenox Samuel L. Southard
Joseph Bloomfield Abraham Lincoln Jared Sparks
Joseph Borden William Livingston Alexander H. Stephens
Elisha Boudinot Ann Lyon John Stevens (ca. 1682-1737)
James Caldwell James Madison John Stevens (1715-1792)
Thomas Bradbury Chandler George Perry Morris John Stevens (1749-1838)
Salmon P. Chase Lucien Murat Charles Sumner
Peter Colt John Nelson Reuben Gold Thwaites
Roswell L. Colt John G. Palfrey William Winter
William Duer William Paterson (1745-1806) Fernando Wood
Hamilton Fish (1808-1893) Charles Pettit
Paul L. Ford Herbert Putnam
Elbridge Gerry Whitelaw Reid

Purchase, 1915.

 

Biographical Note:

William Nelson, (1847-1914) was a lawyer and historian, as well as the corresponding secretary of The New Jersey Historical Society.  

 

Related Collections:

Manuscript Group 636, John Colt (1786-1883) Letters

Manuscript Group 651, Schuyler Family Papers

 

Item List:

Name

Item Description

Date

 

 

 

Abeel, James

Affidavit

1802

Abeel, James  

to Jeremiah Van Renselaer

March 1802

Acquackanonk, New Jersey

Three early Dutch documents

1693-1723

Albany

Printed document, filled in

1816

Allibone, J. Austin

to Charles Lanman

march 1857

Anderson, Joseph

Letters written by

1829-1830

Anthill, Edward 

to John Pierce

July 1784

Appleton, N

to Publisher of the Globe

 

Assembly, New Jersey

Petitions and other documents

18th century

Aystin, James

D.s.

December 1789

Barber, Joseph

to Evens Whery

May 1803

Barber and Southwick

to Evens Wharry

1794-1795

Bayard, John

to William Bell

February 1790

Bayard, Samuel Junior

to John Halstead 

April 1785

Bell, Andrew

documents of, or concerning

19th century

Bergen County

Miscellaneous legal documents 

19th century

Bethune, George W.

to Augustus Hammond

October 1854

Black, J.S.

to Howell Cobb  

June 1858

Blauvelt, Abraham

 

march 1810

Bloomfield, Joseph

power of attorney to Robert Morris

January 1789

Ditto

 

April 1792

Ditto

to (?) Dayton

August 1792

Ditto

to Jonathan Dayton

March 1806

Ditto

to Samuel A. Otis

July 1808

Ditto

Commission to G. Van Houten 

February 1819

Ditto

to Garret D. Wall  

December 1817

Ditto

to John Stoughton

February 1819

Borden, Joseph

to Samuel Tucker

1776

Ditto

to Samuel Tucker

August 1776

Ditto

to Tench Tillman 

December 1785

Ditto

Will of 

1789

Boudinot, Junior

“of council”

August 1786

Boudinot, Elias

 

18th century

Boudinot, E. 

Receipt

1762

Boudinot, Elisha 

to Peter Colt

 

Ditto

to Lewis Pintard

1779

Ditto

to Robert Morris

June 1784

Ditto

to Andrew Bell

May 1802

Bradish, Luther

to T.H. Jackson et. Al. 

June 1835

Breintnall, R. Weber

to William Nelson

October 1907

Bridges, Thomas

letters written to

1692-1697

Britannia (vessel, sister ship of Titanic)

partial list of cargo

September 1771

Bryant, William

 

March 1775

Budd, James 

shipping documents

1789

Burd, Edward

to Jasper Yeates

March 1785

Burlington County  

petition of residents of, to Delaware and Raritan Canal

January 1848

Burlington County

Miscellaneous

 

Burnet, William

signature

 

Bustill, Samuel

letters addressed to 

1723-1726

Ditto

 

March 1724

Ditto

letter to

March 1725

Ditto

 

1730

Cadwater, Lambert   et. al.

 

February 1818

Caldwell, James

to (?) Geary 

October 1778

Ditto

 

 November 1778

Ditto

document on death of

1781

Carleton, William

to (?) Morgan     July 13, ?

 

Chace, Philander

to ?

 

Chandler, Thomas B.

sermon preached by  

1770-1773

Chase, S.P.  

to ? 

October 1871

Clarenden, Duke of 

to ? 

June 1868

Clement, Samuel

to James Madison

January 1809

Cobbett, William   

page in autograph of

 

Coe, Abraham

to John Brown

August 1792

Colt, Russell

to J. Andrews

 

Conner, E.S. 

to ? Mckean

May 1851

Corson, Hiram

to Richard Haines

November 1887

Coxe, Daniel  

memorial to Jonathan Belcher 

1747

Coxe, Samuel 

 

September 1697

Coxe, Tench

to Jonathan Burrall

April 1810

Ditto, and Samuel Hodgdon

to ?   

September 1812

Coxe, W.

to Samuel Nevill

April 1756

Crane, Stephen  

bill to William Harriman

1758

Crowell, Ebenezer

documents concerning

18th century

Cuntz, Otto

signed by Abraham Lincoln and W.H. Steward

July1863

Citizens and merchants

miscellaneous NJ documents

18th-19th centuries

Day, Matthias  

 

March 1794

DeLancy, James John Lindesay and Captain Nelson

bill for wine, rum ect.

1788

Dempster, John H.  

“bought of” Thomas Smith

October 1775

Dennis, John Junior

letters written by

1790-1795

DePeyster, Catherine Elizabeth, and Sarah

to Joseph Borden

January 1782

Derby, J.C. 

letter to

May 1886

DeWilt Thomas

to Cornelius D. Westbrook

November 1841

Doremus, Francis

to Catherine Doremus

December 1839

Doremus, G.W

to ?

May 1842

Duer, William

to John Carter

July 1781

East and West Jersey

documents re: land

1727-1788

East and West Jersey

boundary line, documents concerning

1784-1785

Ellis, Daniel

from ?  

December 1773

Emerson, R.W.

signature

 

Ericksen, Hugo

letter to

September 1885

Estall, John

 

December 1686

Essex Brigade

 

1830-1831

Ferguson, John

letter from?

February 1805

Fish, Hamilton

to Gales and Seaton 

July 22, 1805

Ford, Paul L.

to editor, Lippincott’s

May 1893

Forman, Ezekiel

to John Smith 

July 1769

Frelinghuysen

 

February 1787

Forage Department

disbursements

December 1778

Gano, Stephen

to Matthias B. Tallmadge

February 1818

Garrison, A.G.

 

 

Gilman, Nathaniel

bill

January 1802

Gilmors, J.H.

 

 

Gonsales, Samuel

 

August 1785

Gordon, David

 

July, 1783

Granger, Gideaon

to Thomas Walher

 

Grant, Moses J

 

1815

Gray, J. 

to ?

December 1790

Haines, David

to William G. Boggs

August 1844

Hall, Sarah

to William Burnett

1723

Hamilton, James

to Jonathan Serjeia

 

Hancock, M.

to Lydis Belknap

1772

Hand, Samuel

to ?

November 1729

Hardy and Page

to Stevens and Brown

September 1905

Harris, Thomas 

 

1776

Harrison, William H.

letters written to

1817

Hayes, Samuel

to John Rutherfurd

December 1793

Ditto

 

September 1801

Hazlitt, John

 

 

Henry, John

to Jonathan Sergeant

March 1765

Hill, Henry

to Lamar, Hill Bisset

May 1861

Hill, Thomas C.

to ? Aitkin

November 1861

Hoffman, David

to Jonathan Meredity

May 1833

Holmes, R

to William Davis

February 1862

Holmes, Oliver W.

to

 

Hone, Philip

to Luther Bradish

January 1836

Hooper, Isaac T.

to Abigail H. Gibbons

June 1833

Housler, David

 

December1826

Husten, Henry

to William Nelson

November 8, 1906

Imlay, Gilbert

letters and documents concerning

1775

Interviews

and biographical data

19th century

Jay, Peter Augustus

to W.B, Ludlow

(May 1826)

Kerr, Charles

to ? Wood

April 1782

Kilborne 

 

April 1855

Kissack, William M.

to council and assembly

November 1807

Kneeland Bart

? To Thomas Fayeweather

11-5-1763

Lacy, Isreal

to James Kennedy

6-21-1795

Lane, William C.

to William Nelson

11-20-1908

Lee, John

letters written by

1775

Lee, John

agreement with Ebenezer Crowell

2-25-1784

Ditto

to John Ridgeway

1-21-1792

Lees, John

to John Halstead

1785

Leech, G. Granville

to William Nelson

3-24-1898

Legal documents

miscellaneous

18th and 19th centuries

Lenox, James

to W. Phelps

4-28-1852

Livingston, William

memorial to

 

Ditto

to Elias Boudinot

12-23-1782

Ditto

letters written by

1790-1792

Logan, John and Philip Bright

to William Patterson and Elisha Boudinot

9-30-1788

Loyalists

claims of copy

18th century

Lynch, Henry

 

11-29-1781

Lyon, Ann

to ?

2-2-1869

McCosh, James

to Lloyd Bryer

5-19-1891

McCrum, Henry

petition to operate “publick house”

18th century

McKinley, William and Garret A Hobart

cards sent to William Nelson

 

Machen, James P.

commission signed by Henry A Wise

6-28-1858

Merchants and citizens of New Jersey

miscellaneous documents

18th and 19th centuries

Mersereau, Joshua

to ?

8-24-1784

Middlesex and other counties

miscellaneous documents

1722-1840

Millrun, W.H

to Editor New York Press

9-7-1875

Mitchell, Weir

to William Nelson

 

Montgomery, John

printed form

 

Morgan, James

two documents concerning

 

Morris, George P.

to Rufus King

7-23-1840

Murat, Lucien

to ? Schrediker

10-9-1836

Nielson, John

letters and documents by

1776-1779

Ditto

document coincerning

10-3-1808

Ditto

and Elias Boudinot

10-14-1810

Nelson, Henry A.

to Reverend Doctor ? Darling

12-16-1875

Nelson, Hugh

to Robert S. Garrett

2-24-1824

Nelson, John

 

2-17-1680

Nelson, John

letters written by and autobiography

1823-1843

Nelson, Paschal

 

10-29-1739

Nelson, Roger

to Robert Smith

12-6-1806

Nelson, S.

to J.J. Owen

12-23-1862

Nelson, S.

letters written by

1844-1857

Nelson, S.

to George Harding endorsing J.P. Bradley

4-13-1869

Nelson, Thomas

to ? Morgan

10-19-1794

Nelson, William

“A Red Rose—Springfield, 1780, and after”

 

Nelson, William

“History of Counties in New Jersey”

 

Nelson, William

to John M. Moses

6-28-1905

Nielson, William

 

10-17-1789

Ogden, Robert

 

3-1-1776

Otis, Samuel A.

to president of council of New Jersey

10-29-1796

Palfrey, John G.

to ? Poole

3-3-1846

Parker, John

 

1757

Parker, Nathaniel

to Henry Roberts

10-14 1714

Paterson, William

 

7-1779

Ditto

document written by

18th century

Ditto

life of, by William Nelson three documents

 

Patterson, R.

to William A. Leech

10-5-1868

Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts

subscribers to

 

Perth Amboy

document re: land

12-1-1719

Pettit, Charles

letters written by

1772

Peterson, Hassel

 

3-19-1778

Pierson, Jonas

to Charles Nicolls

1-3-1777

Pope, John

 

6-1-1786

Pratt, John

list of vessels

1758-1759

Price Edward and William Herbert

indictment

1782

Prices

for various commodities

18th century

Putnam, Herbert

to William Nelson

11-27-1906

Read, William

to ?

11-5-1770

Ditto

 

1-7-1785

Regnier, J.

 

7-24-1784

Reid, Whitelaw

to Leigh R. Smith

11-7-1873

Reynolds, David

petition to operate tavern

18th century

Rittenhouse, David

receipt

8-11-1781

Roberts, Charles G.D. A.

poem “An Easter Lilly”

 

Rogers, John

and others

4-25-1785

Ross, John

 

10-1-1782

Rutherfurd, John

letters written by

1794-1796

Salem County

documents concerning

1732

Salem County

petition to William Franklin

1771

Salter, Richard

to Samuel Bustill

7-14-1725

Saunders, John

bill to William Adams

1781

Schenck, Peter

 

8-31-1773

School document

 

 

Schuyler, Arent

to ?

5-31-1772

Schuyler, Philip

and Nathianiel Peabody to Caesar Rodney

7-10-1780

Scott, Abraham

to ?

9-23-1728

Sedgwick, Theodore

to George W. Briggs

4-24-1836

Severn, Theodore

to ? Blackwood

7-3-1760

Shinn, Barzilla

 

11-4-1771

Simms, William Gilmore

to Thomas C. Reynolds

7-16-1844

Smith, Elizabeth Oakes

to James Van Varden

8-14-1882

Smith, J.

 

11-19-1726

Smith, Samuel F.

transcript of “America”

19th century

Sonmans, Peter

documents signed by

1707-1713

Southard, Samuel L.

to Gustavus H. Scott

9-12-1830

Southtown

Payment On Delivery. West Coast

 

Southwick, S.

to Elisha Jenkins

5-24-1804

Sparks, Jared

to Phillip H. Nicklin

9-30-1824

Stage Coach travel

document concerning

4-15-1801

Stedman, E.C.

to ? Osgood

10-27-1874

Stephens, Alexander W.

to Thomas H. Wynne

1-22-1867

Stevens, B.F. and Brown

to William Nelson

8-12-1905

Stevens, John

document signed by

12-16-1726

Stevens, John

document signed by

12-11-1781

Stewart, Anthony

and Thomas Knox to ?

4-7-1784

Steward, Charles

to ? ?

4-24-1780

Strippel, Henry C.

to William Nelson

2-14-1911

Stockton, Robert

ADS

2-14-1771

Sumner, Charles

to James M. Barnard

 

Supreme Court of New Jersey

various documents

18th and 19th centuries

Surveys

of New Jersey land

18th century

Sussex County

petition to William Franklin

1-14-1775

Sykes, Anthony

to William Coxe

5-23-1780

Thwaites, Ruben C.

and William Nelson letters of

1906

Trumbull, Joseph

to Elbridge Gerry

6-8-1777

Van Buskirk family

letters concerning

1908-1909

Van Houten

Documents, two folders

1800-1833

Vermont

document concerning

4-16-1814

Wallace, James

commission signed by Martin Van Buren

9-1-1838

Wallis, John

to Garrabrant Van Houten

4-24-1818

Walton, Elisha

legal document, handwritten by William Patterson

 

Watson, Elkannak

to Archibald McIntire

11-23-1812

Webster, John

to ? Frelinghuysen

8-18-1777

Webster, Peter G.

commission signed by Samuel Nelson

1-12-1838

Weglin, Oscar

to William Nelson

11-9-1906

Wescoat, Richard

to ?

6-14-1783

Wetherill, Thomas

concerning

12-10-1726

Wheeler, John H.

to James H. Causten

8-22-1834

Whistler, George W.

letters written by

1833-1843

Whitehead, Isaac

and John Blanchard to ? Cooper

12-27-1711

White, Anthony W.

to Theodorick Bland

18th century

Williams, Mary Willoughby

to William Nelson

 

Wills, Daniel

document signed by

2-19-1849

Wilkins, Mary E.

to Miss Booth

12-23-1886

Williams, W.S.

letter to

10-9-1845

Williamson, Isaac

commission to G. Van Houten

11-4-1818

Ditto

 

11-3-1823

Winter, William

to John T. Townshend

4-16-1884

Wood, Fernando

to ? Alvin

10-5-1827

Young, Henry

to Joshua Merserreu

9-14-1784

Miscellaneous and unidentified

 

 

 

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