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Livingston family papers, 1787-1915

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Call No.: MS#0793
Bib ID 4079038 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Livingston Family
Title Livingston family papers, 1787-1915
Physical Description 4 linear feet (5 boxes)
Language(s) English .
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Letters chiefly written to James Duane Livingston, 1787-1893, and documents, 1785-1915. The letters relate to the Livingston family affairs, principally matters concerning the family estate "Livingston Manor" and they are most numerous for the period 1787 to 1840. There are, however, two informative letters dated 1858 and 1860 from members of the family situated in San Francisco. The documents consist of wills, surveys, checks, notes, accounts, and similar papers. Also, a quantity of miscellaneous clippings, mementos, and the like.

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Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Livingston Family Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Livingston family. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--05/--/50. Accession number--M-50-05.

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Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 07/--/89.

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2009-07-07 File created.

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

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Series I: Letters



Box 11 Folder 1 Robert Livingston to Alice Livingston, 17, July 1787



Box 1 Folder 2 Samuel Seabury (Bishop of Conn.) to John Moore, 19, February1788


Box 1 Folder 3 Robert Livingston to Wm. H. Ludlow, 13 February1974 New York, February1974


Box 1 Folder 4 Charles Swift to Wm. H. Ludlow, 11 September 1794 New York, September 1794


Box 1 Folder 5 Charles Swift to Wm. H. Ludlow, 20 September 1784 New York., September 1784


Box 1 Folder 6 Alice Livingston to David Lawrence, 10 November 1794 New York, November 1794


Box 1 Folder 7 Alice Livingston to Wm. H. Ludlow, 10 November 1784 New York, November 1784


Box 1 Folder 8 Alice Livingston to Wm. H. Ludlow?, 8 December 1794 New York., December 1794


Box 1 Folder 9 Alice Livingston to Wm. H. Ludlow, 2l April 1795 New York., April 1795


Box 1 Folder 10 Charles Swift to Wm. H. Ludlow, 22 June 1795 New York, June 1795


Box 1 Folder 11 Alice Livingston to Wm. H. Ludlow. 10 April 1797 New York, April 1797


Box 1 Folder 12 Maria Church to the Misses Kemp, ca. 1802


Box 1 Folder 13 Jane Kemp to Mrs. Bard, 5 April 1802 Haddiston, April 1802


Box 1 Folder 14 Joaquin J. Garcia to Mrs. Craufurd [sic], 6 March1807 Havana, March1807


Box 1 Folder 15 Wm. & J. Snell to John Swift, 14 March1819 Elklands, March1819


Box 1 Folder 16 Wm. & J. Snell to John [sic] Duane Livingston, 5 August 1819 Elklands, August 1819


Box 1 Folder 17 Wm. & J. Snell to John [sic] Duane Livingston 16 November 1819 Elklands., November 1819


Box 1 Folder 18 James Ecroyd to James Duane Livingston, 21 January (?) 1820Muncey Creek


Box 1 Folder 19 J. & Wm. Snell to James Duane Livingston, 20 March1820 Elklands, March1820


Box 1 Folder 20 James Ecroyd to Thomas Livingston, 7 April 1820 Muncey; 29 April 1820 (forwarded to John S. Livingston), April 1820, April 1820


Box 1 Folder 21 John Snell to James Duane Livingston, 8 May 1820 Elklands, May 1820


Box 1 Folder 22 John Snell to James Duane Livingston, 20 March1821 Elklands, March1821


Box 1 Folder 23 James Duane Livingston to Robert [Livingston?], 5 November 1821 Staatsburgh, November 1821


Box 1 Folder 24 Wm. & J. Snell to James Duane Livingston, 14, February1822


Box 1 Folder 25 Wm. & J. Snell to James Duane Livingston, 30 March1822 Lycoming County, March1822


Box 1 Folder 26 Wm. & J. Snell to James Duane Livingston, l4 August 1822 Lycoming County, August 1822


Box 1 Folder 27 Joseph R. Priestley to James Duane Livingston, 13 January 1823 Northumberland, January 1823


Box 1 Folder 28 Wm. & J. Snell to James Duane Livingston, l4 June 182U, Muncey


Box 1 Folder 29 Wm. & J. Snell to James Duane Livingston, 23 August 1824 Elklands, August 1824


Box 1 Folder 30 James Duane Livingston to Mr. Snell (file copy), 4 /010/1824 Staatsburgh, /010/1824


Box 1 Folder 31 W & J. Snell to James Duane Livingston, 7 November 1824 Elklands, November 1824


Box 1 Folder 32 John S. Livingston to James Duane Livingston, rec'd 22, April 1826


Box 1 Folder 33 Samuel Rogers to James Duane Livingston, 29 November 1827 Muncey, November 1827


Box 1 Folder 34 AL, unsigned. Draft of a letter from John Snell to one of the Livingstons, ca. 1928


Box 1 Folder 35 John Snell to James Duane Livingston, lU January 1828 Elklands, January 1828


Box 1 Folder 36 John Wetherald to James Duane Iivingston, 21 January 1828 Elizabethtown, January 1828


Box 1 Folder 37 Samuel Rogers to James Duane Livingston, 29 January 1828 Muncey, January 1828


Box 1 Folder 38 John Wetherald to James Duane Livingston, 16 February1828 Muncey, February1828


Box 1 Folder 39 [Samuel Rogers] [signer's name lost] to James Duane Livingston, 5 March1828 Muncey, March1828


Box 1 Folder 40 John Wetherald to James Duane Livingston, 11 March1828 Muncey, March1828


Box 1 Folder 41 (2) James Duane Livingston to J. Pumpelly (file copies) 20 August & 3 September, 1828 ) Staatsburgh, September, 1828


Box 1 Folder 42 John Wetherald to James Duane Livingston, 30 January 1829 Muncey, January 1829


Box 1 Folder 43 Sherman Page to James Duane Livingston, 9 May (1829) Unadilla


Box 1 Folder 44 James Duane Livingston to Mr. Pumpelly ( file copy) 24 June 1829 Staatsburgh, June 1829


Box 1 Folder 45 John Wetherald to James Duane Livingston, 6 May 1631 Loyalsock, May 1631


Box 1 Folder 46 A. A. Brown to James Duane Livingston, 3 February1834 Philadelphia., February1834


Box 1 Folder 47 A. A. Brown to James Duane Livingston, 11 February1834 Philadelphia., February1834


Box 1 Folder 48 John Wetherald to James Duane Livingston, 18 November 1835 "Springfield" Loyalsock, November 1835


Box 1 Folder 49 John Wetherald to James Duane Livingston, 23 January 1836 Loyalsock, January 1836


Box 1 Folder 50 John S. Livingston to James [Duane Livingston], 17 February1836 Tivoli, February1836


Box 1 Folder 51 John S. Livingston to James Duane Livingston (plus related doc.) 10 March1836 "Tivoli", March1836


Box 1 Folder 52 Cambridge Livingston to John Wetherald (file copy), 20 November 1843 New York, November 1843


Box 1 Folder 53 Cambridge Livingston to Wm. Johnson (file copy), 20 November 1843 New York, November 1843


Box 1 Folder 54 E. P. Cowles (?) to Charles J. Livingston, 26 April 1847 Hudson, April 1847


Box 1 Folder 55 W. P. En[-] to Charles J. Livingston (plus 2 notes, stock shares) ca.:, 1850


Box 1 Folder 56 Mrs. H. W. Livingston (Angelica Urquhart Livingston) to Mr. & Mrs. Charles Livingston (formal invitation), 20, /010/1851


Box 1 Folder 57 W. C. Moore to Charles J. Livingston, 17 May 1858 New York, May 1858


Box 1 Folder 58 J. B. Merry to Mrs. Thomas H. Merry (his grandmother), 3 August 1858 San Francisco, August 1858


Box 1 Folder 59 J. E. Rockwell to Mrs. Charlotte Livingston, 19 April 1860 San Francisco, April 1860


Box 1 Folder 60 H. W. Norman to Charlotte (Mrs. C. J.) Livingston, London, 1878 March 25


Box 1 Folder 61 Julia C. Stout to Charlotte (Mrs. C. J.) Livingston, 22 January 1881 Paris, January 1881


Box 1 Folder 62 H. W. Norman to Mrs. Livingston, 8 November 1881 London, November 1881


Box 1 Folder 63 Anna Talbot Gherardi to Mrs. Livingston, 27 January 1882 Nice, January 1882


Box 1 Folder 64 Joseph Polchinski to Henry C. Merry, 10 November 1893 Westchester, November 1893


Box 1 Folder 65 William Livingston to Alexander Hamilton, 11 December 1789 New York, December 1789


Box 1 Folder 66 James-Chalmer to Walter Rutherford, 1 November 1796 London, November 1796


Box 1 Folder 67 Alice Swift Livingston to William Ludlow, 27 July 1797 New York, July 1797


Box 1 Folder 68 Ann Robertson to Walter Rutherford, Sent. 1797 Hampstead, Eng., 1797


Box 1 Folder 69 William North to James Morris, 7, March1798 undated, March1798, undated


Box 1 Folder 70 Richard Harrison to James Morris, 24 August 1799 New York, August 1799


Box 1 Folder 71 James Ghalmer to James Morris, 2 Sent. 1801 [London] (with copy of a letter from Chalmer to Morris, 4 August 1801), 1801


Box 1 Folder 72 William Livingston to Noah Wells, 18 January 1747/8, New York


Box 1 Folder 73 William Livingston to Noah Wells, 19 January 1748 (?), New York, January 1748


Box 1 Folder 74 Philip Philip Livingston to William Ward, 21 December 1765 Kingston, Jamaica, December 1765


Box 1 Folder 75 M. Livingston to William Russell, 29 May 1782 Williamsburg, May 1782


Box 1 Folder 76 Robert R. Livingston to George Washington, 25 December 1782 Philadelphia, December 1782


Box 1 Folder 77 Henry Livingston, Jr. to Gilbert Livingston [November 1783]


Box 1 Folder 78 Peter Robert Livingston to Stephen Van Rensselaer, 30 January 1789 Manor Livingston, January 1789


Box 1 Folder 79 Robert R. Livingston to Simeon DeWitt, 6 February1799 Clermont, February1799


Box 1 Folder 80 Philip Livingston to Jacob Read, 23 February1801 New York, February1801


Box 1 Folder 81 Robert R. Livingston to Samuel Latham Mitchil, 12 February1802 Paris, February1802


Box 1 Folder 82 Robert R. Livingston to William Patterson, 20 June 1804 Paris, June 1804


Box 1 Folder 83 Robert R. Livingston to James (?) Greenleaf, 6 November 1807 Clermont, November 1807


Box 1 Folder 84 Robert R. Livingston to Amos Baton, 29 May 1809 Clermont, May 1809


Box 1 Folder 85 M. Livingston (?) to Mary Armstrong, 10 /010/1838Staatsburgh


Box 1 Folder 86 Luigi Palma di Cesnola to William Smith Livingston et al., 21 September 1887 New York, September 1887


Box 1 Folder 87 Arthur w. Spruance to fo8.11iam Smith Livingston, 16 August 1891 Wilmington., August 1891


Box 1 Folder 88 Hugh H. Hamill to Mrs. Augusta Green Blackwell Livingston, 26 January 1892 Trenton, January 1892

Series II: Documents



Box 2 Folder 1 Lease agreement between Robert Livingston and James Van Deusen, 11; Marchl785


Box 2 Folder 2 Willcox Robert C. Livingston, with codicil of 5 August 1791 2 June 1790, August 1791, June 1790


Box 2 Folder 3 Title transfer to Robert Ralston: reference to "Springfield", Loyalsock Creek, Northumberland County, Penn., 30 December l791


Box 2 Folder 4 Will of Robert C. Livingston, 4 August l794


Box 2 Folder 5 Lease agreement between W. Wilson & [---] Livingston: INCOMPLETE, 1797


Box 2 Folder 6 Account. against executors of Robert C. Livingston estate, 1, July 1798


Box 2 Folder 7 Will of John swift (copy); formerly filed with ALS J. J, Garcia, 6 March1801 18 December 1802, March1801, December 1802


Box 2 Folder 8 Survey Plat, subdivision of Livingston Manor, small version, l803. Flat Box 283


Box 2 Folder 9 Survey Plat, subdivision of Livingston Manor, large version, 1801 Flat Box, 1801


Box 2 Folder 10 Survey description of lands in Chemung, Tioga County (now Chemung County), New York, after, 1804


Box 2 Folder 11 Certificate oi balloting of certain Livingston lands, 29, March1805


Box 2 Folder 12 Survey Plat of lands of James Duane Livingston, 1808


Box 2 Folder 13 Marriage settlement between John Cox Stevens and Maria C. Livingston, 27, December 1609


Box 2 Folder 14 Petition to New York Legislature against certain Livingston lands, 1811


Box 2 Folder 15 Account book, 1809-1816


Box 2 Folder 16 Tax bill against certain Livingston lands, 1821


Box 2 Folder 17 Tax bill against certain Livingston lands, 1822


Box 2 Folder 18 Accounts, etc., 1827-1828


Box 2 Folder 19 Note for $377. John Wetherald and William Johnson to James Duane Livingston, 12, February1836


Box 2 Folder 20 Survey Plat, lot #2, Livingston Manor, property of heirs of James D. Livingston, ca. 1810


Box 2 Folder 21 Check for $32; Charles J. Livingston to Henry Jenkins, Poughkeepsie, 8, December 1816


Box 2 Folder 22 Check for $100; Charles J. Livingston to Henry G. Wheaton, Hudson, 23, June 1817


Box 2 Folder 23 Miscellaneous. Clippings, Mementoes, etc.


Box 2 Folder 24 Miscellaneous documents relating to James Robertson


Box 2 Folder 25 James Livingston, receipt to Mary Van Home, 17 March1741 & John Jauncey, receipt to David Van Home, 4 March1741, March1741, March1741


Box 2 Folder 26 Mary Livingston, receipt to David Van Home, 2, December 1741


Box 2 Folder 27 John Livingston, receipt to David Van Home, 27, September 1742


Box 2 Folder 28 Elisabeth Livingston, receipt to David Van Home, 16 August 1745 & Mary Livingston receipt to Samuel Van Home, 10 September 1745, August 1745, September 1745


Box 2 Folder 29 Margaret Beekman Livingston (Mrs Robert R.), statement giving tablecloth to her daughter Joanna, 28, June 1798


Box 2 Folder 30 Robert James Livingston, receipt to Joanna Livingston, 24, February1803


Box 2 Folder 31 Mrs P. Livingston, charitable subscription, signed by Catha. Lew., ca. 1823


Box 2 Folder 32 Livingston family, Marketing from 1831 to 1834 inclusive, account book, 1831, 1834


Box 2 Folder 33 William Smith Livingston, receipt from The American Museum of Natural History, November 1883


Box 2 Folder 34 Robert Armstrong Livingston, temperance pledge, 10 Oct 1889 & Robert Armstrong Livingston to William Smith Livingston, 28 Oct, 1889 New York, 1889, 1889


Box 2 Folder 35 Mary Livingston Potter Green (Mrs Charles E.), copy of her will, 1904-1906


Box 2 Folder 36 Blackwell & Green families, misc.

Series III: 2014 Addition, 2014


Clarissa H. Livingston:



Box 3 Folder 1 Correspondence, receipts, printed ephemera, etc., 1907-1914


Business receipts:


Box 3 Folder 2 1884-1915


Box 3 Folder 3 1885-1912


Box 3 Folder 4 1887-1912


Box 3 Folder 5 1896-1909


Box 3 Folder 6 1896-1912


Box 3 Folder 7 1887-1914



Box 4 Folder 1 1891-1915


Box 4 Folder 2 1895-1911


Box 4 Folder 3 Correspondence, 1849-1928


Box 4 Folder 4 Legal documents, reports, agreements, 1878-1906


Box 4 Folder 5 Hobart F. Clark vs. Edward Livingston, 2, October 1889


Box 4 Folder 6 James White vs. Edward Livingston and others, 1900



Box 5 Cards, invitations, etc.