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|Named Person:||Gansevoort family.; Lansing family.; Melville family.; Sanford family.; Van Scoyoc family.|
|Document Type:||Archival Material|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Catherine Van Schaick Gansevoort; Henry Sanford Gansevoort; Herman Gansevoort; Peter Gansevoort; Susan Lansing Gansevoort; Mary Sanford Gansevoort; Abraham Lansing; Abraham Gerrit Lansing; Barent Bleecker Lansing; Catherine Gansevoort Lansing; Christopher Yates Lansing; Gerrit Yates Lansing; Allan Melvill; Maria Gansevoort Melvill; Augusta Melvill; Herman Melville
|Description:||212 linear feet (357 boxes).|
Gansevoort-Lansing papers contain correspondence, land deeds, financial documents, maps and surveys, notebooks, cookbooks, diaries, architectural drawings, photographs, and artifacts. The social, economic and political life of upstate New York over a period of more than 250 years is covered in the collection. Also, materials pertaining to military service in the American Revolution and the U.S. Civil War. Gansevoort family members represented in the collection include Peter Gansevoort (1749-1812), military leader in the American Revolution, Peter Gansevoort (1788-1876), New York political figure, Henry Sanford Gansevoort (1835-1871), Union officer in the Civil War, and Catherine Gansevoort Lansing (1839-1918), benefactress. Photographs (tintypes, daguerreotypes, cyanotypes, and black and white prints) show individuals, family portraits, house interiors and exteriors, historic occasions, and family holdings. Among Lansing family members represented in the collection are Barent Bleecker Lansing (1801-1876) attorney and landowner, and Abraham Lansing (1835-1899).
Subjects include business and financial matters, social events, family news, and current events. Melville family papers document the family of Herman Melville (1819-1891), author of Moby Dick and other works. The bulk of these papers consists of correspondence among three generations of both Melville and Gansevoort family members detailing the lives and daily activities of the writers who include Herman Melville and his father, Allan Melvill (1782-1835). Some manuscripts of Melville's writings also are in the collection.
- Gansevoort family.
- Lansing family.
- Melville family.
- Sanford family.
- Van Scoyoc family.
- New York (State). -- Supreme Court.
- Dutch Americans -- New York (State)
- Land tenure -- New York (State)
- Women -- Social conditions.
- United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783.
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
- New York (State) -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775.
- New York (State) -- History -- 1775-1865.
- New York (State) -- History -- 1865-
- New York (State) -- Social life and customs.
- New York (State) -- Politics and government -- To 1775.
- New York (State) -- Politics and government -- 1775-1865.