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The documents are: Selected materials cataloged; remainder arranged. Arranged in two chronological sequences: I. Fully identified. II. Partially identified and sorted.
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
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The legacy PDF finding aid is provided for reference: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/libraries/inside/projects/findingaids/scans/pdfs/16_ER-FI_27.pdf
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.
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.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Fish family papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
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Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Papers Entered in AMC HR 10/01/90.
2022-10-04 Basic finding aid, based on old finding aid, added to AS. kws
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.