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John Austin Stevens Letters and Documents, 1860s-1890s

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#1563
Bib ID 11529798 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Stevens, John Austin, 1827-1910
Title John Austin Stevens Letters and Documents, 1860s-1890s
Physical Description 0.42 linear feet (1 document box)
Language(s) English .
Access

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.

Arrangement

Arrangement

Arranged in four series. Correspondence is arranged alphabetically by correspondent. Other series are arranged by format.

Description

Summary

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.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

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.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); John Austin Stevens Letters and Documents; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Related Materials

Stevens Family Papers

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Papers processed, PTL 8/7/2015.

Revision Description

2015-08-07 File created.

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Correspondence Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

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"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
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Historians Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
New-York Historical Society Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Sons of the Revolution Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Stevens, John Austin, 1827-1910 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
United States -- History -- 19th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

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.