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Fish family papers, 1780-1860

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0427
Bib ID 4079701 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Fish Family
Title Fish family papers, 1780-1860
Physical Description 14 linear feet (33 boxes 1 volume)
Language(s) English .
Additional Description http://www.columbia.edu/cu/libraries/inside/projects/findingaids/scans/pdfs/16_ER-FI_27.pdf
Access

The following boxes are located off-site: Boxes 24-31, 33, 35. 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

The documents are: Selected materials cataloged; remainder arranged. Arranged in two chronological sequences: I. Fully identified. II. Partially identified & sorted.

Description

Summary

The papers relate chiefly to the business, financial, real estate, military, civic and personal activities of Nicholas Fish. There are letters from various military figures concerning army provisions during the Revolution, letters relating to lands given to Fish for his services during the war, twenty letters from various individuals to George Clinton (1739-1812), and ten letters to DeWitt Clinton. The Hamilton Fish letters deal with business matters of his father, Nicholas, after his death. There are a few personal letters from several family members and a diary of Nicholas Fish from 1784. The documents consist of real estate and financial matters of the family as well as various petitions on matters of a civic nature

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

The following boxes are located off-site: Boxes 24-31, 33, 35. 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); Fish family papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Papers Entered in AMC HR 10/01/90.

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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Genre/Form

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Accounts Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Affidavits Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Contracts Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Diaries Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Financial records Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Genealogies Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Land grants Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Leases Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Mortgages Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Muster rolls Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Petitions Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Receipts Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Businessmen Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Clinton, DeWitt, 1769-1828 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Clinton, George, 1739-1812 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Deeds Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Families -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Fish, Hamilton, 1808-1893 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Fish, Nicholas, 1758-1833 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Fortification -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Governors -- New York (State) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hamilton, Alexander, 1757-1804 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
New York (N.Y.) -- Commerce Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
New York (State) -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
New York (State) -- History -- War of 1812 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
New York (State). Militia Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Real property -- New York (State) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Rent -- New York (State) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Revenue -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Soldiers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Statesmen Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
United States -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
United States -- History -- War of 1812 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Nicholas Fish, 1758-1833, was an officer in the Revolution; a Supervisor of Revenue for the District of New York, 1793- ; a New York City Alderman, 1806-1817; a member of the Columbia Board of Trustees; a member of the Board of Commissioners for Fortification of New York City during the War of 1812; and an executor of Alexander Hamilton's estate.