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Arranged in four series. Correspondence is arranged alphabetically by correspondent. Other series are arranged by format.
Collection of 290 letters and documents (150 autograph letters signed, 140 documents and receipts), dated 1860s-1890s, written to and about New York financier and author John Austin Stevens and his son.
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Restrictions on Access
You will need to make an appointment in advance to use this collection material in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. You can schedule an appointment once you've submitted your request through your Special Collections Research Account.
This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.
This collection has no restrictions.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); John Austin Stevens Letters and Documents; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
2010.2011.M087: Source of acquisition--Charles Apfelbaum. Method of acquisition--Purchase; Date of acquisition--3/1/2005.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Papers processed, PTL 8/7/2015.
2015-08-07 File created.
2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Stevens was a prominent buisnessman who had a gerat love of the history of the American Recolution. In 1862 he was appointed secretary of the New York Chamber of Commerce, and in 1876 librarian of the New York Historical Society. He is best remembered as founder of the Society of the Sons of the Revolution (1876) and the Loyal League. In 1877 he established the "Magazine of American History" and served as its editor.