Harsen-Rhoades Family
Papers, 1752-1971

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Quantity: 9 boxes (ca. 3.0 cubic ft.); 10 extra-large documents
Access: Open to research.
Acquisition: Gift of the Estate of Carol Robinson, March 2012
Processed By: Abigail L. Fahrenwald Simkovic, Student Assistant, University at Albany, March 2013

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Biographical Note:

This series of papers follows the trail of an old Manhattan family. The path begins with the Dyckman and Harsen families, both of whom were of the earliest Dutch settlers of Manhattan. Nicholas Dyckman (1692-1758), to whom the earliest records in this collection pertain, owned an estate of approximately 94 acres located in today's northern Manhattan that was bordered by the Hudson and North rivers. Jacob Harsen (1672-unknown) owned a farm south Dyckman's estate which encompassed much of today's Upper West Side neighborhood of  New York City.

In 1749 Rachel Dyckman (ca.1725-1772), the daughter of Nicholas Dyckman and Anneke Sevenhooven (dates unknown), married Johannas Harsen (1714-unknown), who is sometimes referred to by the Anglicized name "John," the son of Jacob Harsen and Cornelia Dyckman (dates unknown). Johannas and Rachel had seven children. Upon the death of her father, Rachel inherited Nicholas Dyckman's 94-acre estate.

In 1773 Jacobus Harsen (1750-1835), the eldest son of Johannas Harsen and Rachel Dyckman Harsen, married Catharine Cozine (1750-1835), whose family had immigrated to Manhattan in 1684. The approximately 122-acre Cozine family estate, the title to which was given by the Duke of York, stretched between the North and East rivers in northern Manhattan that adjoined the Dyckman family estate.  Jacobus Harsen, who is sometimes referred to by the Anglicized name "Jacob", was active in New York City's political life, serving as both alderman and city magistrate. Jacobus was also an active member of the Reformed Dutch Church, serving as a ruling elder. 

Cornelius Harsen (1783-1838) was the son of Jacobus Harsen and Catharine Cozine. In 1805 Cornelius married the daughter of another old Dutch Manhattan family, Johanna Henrietta Ritter (1788-1843). They had eight children. Cornelius served as the colonel of artillery of the New York State Militia during the War of 1812, and Johanna was known for her charitable works. Upon the death of Johanna's father, John P. Ritter (1747-1813) a large portion of his estate, which bordered the Harsen estate, was willed to his daughter. Both Cornelius and Joanna died of tuberculosis.

Jacob Harsen (1808-1863) was the second child of Cornelius Harsen and Joanna Henrietta Ritter Harsen. Jacob attended Columbia University, class of 1825, and then studied medicine under Dr. Alexander H. Stevens at both the New York Hospital and at the College of Physicians and Surgeons, graduating in 1829. Jacob maintained connections to his alma maters throughout his life, bequeathing land to the College of Physicians and Surgeons, establishing the Harsen Prize for the students at the college, and presiding on the board that oversaw the merger of the college with Columbia University. Jacob practiced medicine briefly, focusing his practice on the poor and underserved of New York City, including acting as the District Physician of the Eighth Ward during the cholera outbreak of 1832. However, Jacob felt he did not have the spirit or commitment to continue in daily practice, and so moved on to lead many medical and charity organizations in New York City up until the time of his death, including the New York Medical Association and the Saint Nicholas Society. After the deaths of his grandfather in 1835 and father in 1838, Jacob Harsen came into full possession of his family's now massive Manhattan estate. Upon his death a quantity of the real estate was auctioned, and the rest was distributed among his siblings, nieces, and nephews, with the largest portion passing to his sister Cornelia Rachel Harsen (1817-1900).

Cornelia Rachel Harsen married Lyman Rhoades (1817-unknown), a son of an old New England family, in 1835. Lyman Rhoades was involved in the New York financial world. His offices in the Equitable Trust Company in New York City were damaged in the Great Fire of 1835. Cornelia and Lyman had two sons. Their eldest was John Harsen Rhoades (1838-1906), who married Annie G. Wheelwright (c.1862-unknown), with whom he had two daughters, Cornelia Harsen Rhoades (1863-ca.1940), a children's book author, and Elizabeth Rhoades (1864-1945).  John, a banker, retired at age 39.

Their second child, Lyman Rhoades (1847-1907), also a successful banker, presided on the boards of several financial institutions including the Greenwich Savings Bank and the Equitable Trust Company. Lyman married Elizabeth Nash (1856-1919), with whom he had Lyman Rhoades, Jr. (1881-1960), Katharine Nash Rhoades (1885-1965), and Stephen Nash Rhoades (1893-1926). Katharine was a Dada artist, a member of the Steiglitz Circle, and one of Alfred Steiglitz's Three Graces.

Lyman Rhoades, Jr., followed in the footsteps of his forefathers and was also successful in the New York financial sphere, holding an office on Wall Street in New York City that was directly in front of the September 16, 1920, Wall Street bombing. In 1906 Lyman Rhoades, Jr., married Carol Beardsley Nye (1885-1958); they had five children: Elizabeth Reynolds Rhoades, Lyman Rhoades, John Harsen Rhoades, George Rhoades, and Carol Nye Rhoades (1906-1985). Carol Nye Rhoades married Edward Robinson (1899-1987), and it is through their daughter, Carol Robinson (1929- 2011), that this collection passed to the New York State Libray.

Scope and Content Note:

These papers span nine generations of one family from the mid-1700s through the second half of the 20th century. Beginning with the land titles, bonds, and other legal documents of Nicholas Dyckman (1692-1758), Jacob Harsen (1672-unknown), Johannas Harsen (1714-unknown), Rachel Dyckman (ca.1725-1772), Garret Cozine (1750-1835), Jacobus Harsen (1750-1835), and John P. Ritter (1747-1813), one is able to trace the transition of life in Manhattan from Dutch to English, and from royal British colony to independent nation. Throughout this time and through these papers the patient accumulation of the Harsens' massive real estate holdings in northern Manhattan is well documented.

Through the papers of Colonel Cornelius Harsen (1783- 1838), Joanna Henrietta Ritter Harsen (1788- 1843), Jacob Harsen (1808- 1863), Cornelia Rachel Harsen Rhoades (1817-1900), and their Purdy, Prall, and Halsted siblings, one is able to view the transition from independent nation to nation at war again with Great Britain, and later to a nation at war with itself. The papers include a co0nsiderable amount of documentary evidence related to the Civil War through the papers of Jacob Harsen which include receipts and advertisements from the New York Medical Association for the donation of medical supplies for Union troops, letters referencing the war in his personal correspondence, and a letter sent to the Secretary of War on May 18, 1861. The correspondence of Cornelia Rachel Harsen Rhoades includes a May 1863 letter from her son, Lyman, which describes the attack on Fort Sumter and contains a clipping of moss from the USS Passaic. These papers also contain several newspaper clippings relating to the Civil War.

The papers of Jacob Harsen (1808-1863), which are nearly one-quarter of this collection, provide documentary evidence of the urban development of Manhattan through the many municipal development projects that took place on or through his estate including the assessment, purchase, and construction of Central Park; the assessment and construction of Bloomingdale Square, and the grading of several New York City streets, including Broadway. Jacob Harsen's involvement with Columbia University, the College of Physicians and Surgeons, and his service on the board merging the two are well documented in the papers as well.  In addition to these manuscripts there are mementos from Jacob Harsen's trips to Europe, Russia, Great Britain, and Algeria. 

Evidence of the massive real estate holdings of the Harsen family can be found in the several wills, estate inventories, and other papers related to the land auction that look place following Jacob Harsen's death.  There is also documentation of Cornelia Rachel Harsen Rhoades's role in the management of the family's estate.

A glimpse into the history of New York City's financial district can be found in the papers of the three generations of successful bankers in the Rhoades family; the family papers also provide photographic evidence of that family's daily lives. The papers include lithographs showing firefighters battling the blazing 1835 Great Fire of New York City. The papers of Lyman Rhoades (1847-1907) includes correspondence which references the financial climate of the time, as well as an inventory of cash and securities from his estate. Elizabeth Nash Rhoades (1856-1919) is represented by two very rich pieces of correspondence and a small collection of photographs from her family, including those of a wedding in 1912 and of her parents George Hyatt Nash and Mollie Nash.  Katharine Nash Rhoades, the Dada artist and Alfred Steiglitz's original New Woman, is represented in several photographs and one piece of correspondence.

The papers of Lyman Rhoades, Jr. (1881-1960), consists of correspondence that spans 57 years and a detailed appraisal of his estate. The childhood years of Lyman Rhoades, Jr. and Carol Beardsley Nye Rhoades (1885-1958) family is documented through 71 negatives of photographs of the family in 1911, 1913, and 1916 as well as a photo album with 50 images.

These papers also include many newspaper and magazine clippings relating to events in United States history, many calling cards, invitations to family weddings, maps, many items of genealogical note, obituaries for many family members, and records of the family's donations to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of the City of New York.  In addition, this collection contains a few out-of-place items: a few documents from Jacob Halsted's legal practice on cases not pertaining to the family and papers relating to Frederick and Catharine Eckert, whose connection to the family is uncertain.

In addition to manuscript materials there is a Cuban cigar box turned toy chest that contains a collection of small three dimensional objects. This box is a time capsule of an early-twentieth-century American upper-class childhood. Included in the box are hand-sewn doll costumes in a wide array of textiles from supple leather to muslin to silk, three dolls, and a toy bassinet complete with a small replica hot water bottle.

Provenance Note:

In addition to this series of papers, the Carol Robinson Estate also included a large number of books; each title will be cataloged separately as part of the holdings of the New York State Library's book collection. The Robinson gift also included several works of art, home furnishings, and other three-dimensional objects that have been accessioned to the holdings of the New York State Museum.

Box and Folder List:


Box Folder Description
1 1 Jacob Harsen- Correspondence, 1837-1857
  1. Jacob Harsen to Mrs. M.E. Halsted, July 12, 1837, copy.
  2. Green to Jacob Harsen, New York, N.Y., July 28, 1838.
  3. H. Eagle to Jacob Harsen, Oswego, N.Y., February 2, 1849.
  4. Abraham A. Prall to Jacob Harsen, New York, N.Y., April 2, 1850.
  5. Jason Harsen to City Comptroller, copy, New York, N.Y., January 30, 1856.
  6. Jason Harsen to R.J. Dillon, copy, New York, N.Y., February 5, 1856.
  7. Mr. Buckley to Jacob Harsen, New York, N.Y., July 2, 1856.
  8. Gilbert L. Wilson to Jacob Harsen, with newspaper clipping, Albany, N.Y., January 22, 1857
  9. Law Department, City of New York to Jacob Harsen, New York, N.Y., August 7, 1857.
  10. Joseph Ridgeway to Jacob Harsen, Columbus, Ohio, September 9, 1857.
  11. Jacob Harsen to Joseph Ridgeway, New York, N.Y, September 14, 1857.
1 2 Jacob Harsen- Correspondence, 1858-1859.
  1. C.E. Buckley to Dr. [Jacob] Harsen, February 22, 1858.
  2. Niece Eliza to Jacob Harsen [1859].
  3. Cornelia A. Prall to Jacob Harsen, May 2, 1859.
  4. Hannah M. Prall to Jacob Harsen, New York, N.Y., May 2, 1859.
  5. Joe to Jacob Harsen, May 3, 1859.
  6. Cornelia R. Rhoades to Jacob Harsen, May 5, 1859.
  7. Kate H. Prall to Jacob Harsen, May 6, 1859.
1 3 Jacob Harsen- Correspondence, 1860.
  1. Jacob Harsen to James Rice, copy, New York, N.Y., February 8, 1860.
  2. Jacob Harsen to Mr. Shipton, copy, New York, N.Y., February 8, 1860.
  3. Jacob Harsen to George Cooper, copy, New York, N.Y., February 8, 1860.
  4. Elijah Purdy to Jacob Harsen, New York, N.Y., March 26, 1860.
  5. Platt, Gerard, and Buckley to Jacob Harsen, New York, N.Y., May 17, 1860.
  6. Jos. Thompson to Jacob Harsen, New York, N.Y., June 8, 1860.
  7. C.F. Le Fevre to Jacob Harsen, Milwaukee, Wis., July 9, 1860.
  8. C.F. Le Fevre to Jacob Harsen, Milwaukee, Wis., July 25, 1860.
  9. J. Coleman to Jacob Harsen, Hazelwood, August 28, 1860
  10. C.F. Le Fevre to Jacob Harsen, Milwaukee, Wis., August 28, 1860.
  11. H. Coleman to Jacob Harsen, New York, N.Y., September 3, 1860.
  12. C.F. Le Fevre to Jacob Harsen, Milwaukee, Wis., September 20, 1860.
  13. C.F. Le Fevre to Jacob Harsen, Milwaukee, Wis., October 3, 1860.
  14. Abner Chichister to Dr. [Jacob] Harsen, New York, N.Y., October 8, 1860.
  15. C.F. Le Fevre to Jacob Harsen, Milwaukee, Wis., November 1, 1860.
1 4 Jacob Harsen- Correspondence, 1861.
  1. C.F. Le Fevre to Jacob Harsen, Milwaukee, Wis., November 27, 1861.
  2. Jacob Harsen to C.F. Le Fevre, copy, New York, N.Y., November 30, 1861.
  3. C.F. Le Fevre to Jacob Harsen, Milwaukee, Wis., December 9, 1861.
1 5 Jacob Harsen- Correspondence, 1862
  1. Chester Darba to Jacob Harsen, Rockland, Me., January 18, 1862.
  2. C.F. Le Fevre to Jacob Harsen, Milwaukee, Wis., February 13, 1862.
  3. John Eadie to Jacob Harsen, Brooklyn, N.Y., February 15, 1862.
  4. Eastburn Benjamin to Jacob Harsen, Boston, Mass., March 18, 1862.
  5. C.F. Le Fevre to Jacob Harsen, Milwaukee, Wis., May 28, 1862.
  6. C.F. Le Fevre to Jacob Harsen, Milwaukee, Wis., June 30, 1862.
  7. John Harsen Rhoades to Jacob Harsen, October 28, 1862.
  8. Elijah Purdy to Jacob Harsen, New York, N.Y., November 15, 1862.
1 6 Jacob Harsen- Correspondence, Undated.
  1. Mr. Berry to Jacob Harsen, December 3.
  2. Counsel Stewart to Jacob Harsen, London, January 23.
  3. Jacob Harsen to John H. Smith, copy.
  4. Jacob Harsen to Greenwich Savings Bank, copy.
  5. Jacob Harsen to Committee of Establishment of the Board of Councilmen, copy.
  6. Jacob Harsen to D.A. Cushman, copy.
1 7 Jacob Harsen- Cancelled Cheques- Series One.
  1. Envelope describing series.
  2. 26 cheques.
1 8 Jacob Harsen- Cancelled Cheques- Series Two.
  1. Envelope describing series.
  2. 26 cheques.
1 9 Jacob Harsen- 67th and 68th Street Grading, New York, N.Y..
  1. Agreement to grade 67th and 68th Street, New York, N.Y., June 16, 1849.
  2. Map of 69th Street grading in New York, N.Y.
1 10 Jacob Harsen- Central Park Assessments, New York, N.Y.
  1. 12 receipts from The Assessment for Central Park South Western Division to Jacob Harsen.
  2. Five pages of pencil-written calculations.
  3. Map of lots, New York, N.Y.
1 11 Jacob Harsen- Lease Agreements.
  1. Lease, Samuel Gouveneur to Jacob Harsen, 8 lots between Bloomingdale Road and 54th Street, New York, N.Y., January 8, 1847.
  2. Lease, Jacob Harsen to George Ruch, for land situated between 10th Avenue and 69th Street, New York, N.Y., May 1, 1848, copy.
  3. Lease, Jacob Harsen to Francis Felix, for land situated between Bloomingdale Road and 69th Street, New York, N.Y., May 1, 1848.
  4. Lease, Jacob Harsen to Sidney D. Roberts, for land situated between the south side of the high water mark on the Hudson River and 71st Street, New York, N.Y., November 1862.
  5. Lease, Jacob Harsen to Sidney D. Roberts, for land situated between the south side of the high water mark of the Hudson River to 12th Avenue, New York, N.Y., November 1862.
  6. Lease, Jacob Harsen to Seth S. Phillips and Charles Fermont, for land situated between the south side of 71st Street to the east side of 71st Street, New York, N.Y., April 11, 1852.
  7.  Lease, Jacob Harsen to Henry Henneke, brick building on 10th Avenue and 69th Street, New York, N.Y., May 1, 1869.
1 12 Jacob Harsen- Deeds
  1. Warranty Deed, Adolphus N. Gouverneur to Jacob Harsen, for land situated between 54th Street to Bloomingdale Road, New York, N.Y., November 20, 1849.
  2. Deed, Jacob Harsen to Charles P. Stewart, lots 240, 241, 242, 88, 89, and 90, New York, N.Y., May 1, 1850.
  3. Deed, William H. Raynor and Jacob Harsen, for land situated between Broadway and 68th Street, New York, N.Y., September 16, 1854.
1 13 Jacob Harsen- Sundry Real Estate
  1. Map of 69th Street to 68th Street, 10th Avenue to Boulevard of Broadway, New York, N.Y., with lots marked.
  2. Accounting for the sale of lots on 54th Street and 8th and 9th Avenues, New York, N.Y., undated.
1 14 Jacob Harsen- Settlement and Judgment Against James Gerand, October 2, 1839.
1 15 Jacob Harsen- Magdalene Ritter Halsted Inheritance, May 10, 1852.
1 16 Jacob Harsen- New York Universalist Relief Fund Incorporation.
  1. Statement of incorporation of the New York Universalist Relief Fund, October 8, 1863.
  2. Act of Incorporation of the New York Universalist Relief Fund, January 30, 1857.
1 17 Jacob Harsen- Harsen Prizes at Columbia University- Correspondence.
  1. Envelope describing contents as relating to Harsen Prizes.
  2. Jacob Harsen to the President and Trustees of the College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, N.Y., April 1859, copy.
  3. Jacob Harsen to the President and Trustees of the College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, N.Y., April 23, 1859, copy.
  4. Gurdon Buck to Jacob Harsen, New York, N.Y., May 9, 1859.
  5. Jacob Harsen to the President and Trustees of the College of Physicians and Surgeons, London, September 27, 1859, copy.
  6. Jacob Harsen to the President and Trustees of the College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, N.Y., March 29, 1860, copy.
  7. Gurdon Buck to Jacob Harsen, New York, N.Y., May 22 1860.
1 18 Jacob Harsen- Harsen Prizes at Columbia University- Draft of Trust, April 1859.
1 19 Jacob Harsen- Harsen Prizes at Columbia- Catalogue, June 1888.
1 20 Jacob Harsen- New York Medical Association- Receipts from Newspaper Advertisements- April-June 1861 (68 items)
1 21 Jacob Harsen- New York Medical Association- Bills- 1850- April 1861 (25 items)
1 22 Jacob Harsen- New York Medical Association- Bills- May 1861 (63 items)
1 23 Jacob Harsen- New York Medical Association- Bills- June 1861 (34 items)
1 24 Jacob Harsen- New York Medical Association- Bills- July 1861 (7 items)
1 25 Jacob Harsen- New York Medical Association- Sundry (8 items)
1 26 Jacob Harsen- Releases.
  1. Release, Jacob Halsted and Maria Elizabeth Halsted to Jacob Harsen, May 15, 1860.
  2. Release, Cornelia Rachel Rhoades to Jacob Harsen, April 19, 1859.
  3. Release, Elijah Purdy and Catherine Purdy to Jacob Harsen, May 15, 1860.
1 27 Jacob Harsen- Power of Attorney, Jacob Harsen to James N. Platt, May 6, 1859.
1 28 Jacob Harsen- Agreements.
  1. Agreement, Jacob Harsen to Lyman Rhoades, et al, October 2, 1849.
  2. Agreement, Cornelia Rachel Rhoades, Elijah Purdy, Catherine Purdy, Jacob Halsted, Maria Elizabeth Halsted, Hannah Maria Prall, Catherine Harsen Prall, Joanna Henrietta Harsen Prall, Eliza Ann Prall and Jacob Harsen, April 29, 1860.
  3. Agreement, Jacob Harsen, Cornelia Rachel Rhoades, Elijah Purdy, Catherine Purdy, Jacob Halsted, Maria Elizabeth Halsted, Hannah Maria Prall, Catherine Harsen Prall, and Eliza Ann Prall to Cornelia Augusta Prall, April 29, 1860.
  4. Agreement, Jacob Harsen, Cornelia Rachel Rhoades, Elijah Purdy, Catherine Purdy, Jacob Halsted, Maria Elizabeth Halsted, Hannah Maria Prall, Joanna Henrietta Harsen Prall, Eliza Ann Prall, and Cornelia Augusta Prall to Catherine Harsen Prall, April 29, 1860.
  5. Jacob Harsen, Cornelia Rachel Rhoades, Elijah Purdy, Catherine Purdy, Jacob Halsted, Maria Elizabeth Halsted, Hannah Maria Prall, Catherine Harsen Prall, Cornelia Augusta Prall to Eliza Ann Prall, April 29, 1860.
  6. Agreement, Jacob Harsen, Cornelia Rachel Rhoades, Elijah Purdy, Catherine Purdy, Jacob Halsted, Maria Elizabeth Halsted, Hannah Maria Prall, Catherine Harsen Prall, Eliza Ann Prall to Joanna Henrietta Harsen Prall, April 29, 1860.
  7. Agreement, Jacob Harsen, Cornelia Rachel Rhoades, Elijah Purdy, Catherine Purdy, Jacob Halsted, Maria Elizabeth Halsted, Catherine Harsen Prall, Joanna Henrietta Harsen Prall, Eliza Ann Prall, Cornelia Augusta Prall to Hannah Maria Prall, April 29, 1860.
2 1 Jacob Harsen- Sundry Receipts (15 items)
2 2 Jacob Harsen- 70th Street Grading, New York, N.Y.- Sundry, 1854-1855 (16 items)
2 3 Jacob Harsen Estate- Correspondence.
  1. W.S. Butler to Executors, New York, N.Y., February 23, 1863.
  2. To Dear Sir from C.F. Le Fevre, Milwaukee, Wis., May 26, 1863.
  3. Executors to C.F. Le Fevre, New York, N.Y., June 1, 1863, copy.
  4. Executors to C.F. Le Fevre, New York, N.Y., June 8, 1863, copy.
  5. C.F. Le Fevre to Jacob Halsted, Milwaukee, Wis., June 4, 1863.
  6.  J.B. Owens to E. Purdy, New York, N.Y., November 25, 1865.
  7. E.B. Clayton's Sons to Executors, New York, N.Y., June 11, 1866.
  8. Geo N. Nigate to Jacob Halsted, New York, N.Y., July 13, 1868.
  9. Fernando Wood to E. Purdy, New York, N.Y., December 3, 1868.
  10. Henry Anderson to Executors, New York, N.Y., January 25, 1869.
  11. A.P. Man to Executors, January 28, 1869.
  12. A.P. Man to N. Platt, New York, N.Y., February 9, 1869.
  13. Henry Anderson to Executors, New York, N.Y., March 26, 1869.
  14. H.P. Allen to Executors, New York, N.Y., April 16, 1869.
  15. Platt, Gerard, and Buckley to Executors, New York, N.Y., May 1, 1869.
  16. S.F. Cowdrey to Dear Sir, New York, N.Y., January 14, 1870.
2 4 Jacob Harsen Estate- Accounting and Inventories (16 items)
2 5 Jacob Harsen Estate- Decree of the Reading of the Will, January 7, 1857.
2 6 Jacob Harsen Estate- Income Tax Returns- 1862 and 1864 (3 items)
2 7 Jacob Harsen- Bills from attorneys Platt, Gerard, and Buckley.
  1. Superior Court of the City of New York, Jacob Harsen v. Theodore W. Bay and Others, [1853-1856].
  2. New York Supreme Court, In the Matter of the Application of Jacob Harsen to be Suspended as a Trustee, October 8, 1858.
2 8 Jacob Harsen Estate- Instructions for Bonds and Mortgages, undated.
2 9 Jacob Harsen Estate- Resolutions of Condolence.
  1.  Resolution of Condolence from Greenwich Savings Bank, January 2, 1863.
  2. Resolution of Condolence from Northern Dispensary, January 2, 1863.
  3. Resolution of Condolence from Firemen's Insurance Company, January 8, 1863.
  4. Resolution of Condolence from the Trustees of the United States Trust Company of New York, January 8, 1863.
  5. Resolution of Condolence from Manhattan Life Insurance Company, January 13, 1863.
  6. Resolution of Condolence from New York Eye Infirmary, January 14, 1863.
  7. Resolution of Condolence from Saint Nicholas Society of the City of New York, March 5, 1863.
2 10 Jacob Harsen Estate- Receipts (5 items)
2 11 Jacob Harsen Estate- Statement of Settlements by Executor, March 26, 1863.
  1. Cornelia R. Rhoades.
  2. Hannah M. Prall.
  3. Catherine H. Prall.
  4. Eliza A. Prall.
  5. H.H. Prall.
2 12 Jacob Harsen Estate- 9th Avenue Boulevard Development, New York, N.Y.
  1. Gardner A. Sage to Purdy and Halsted, February 5, 1864.
  2. Letter from Purdy and Halsted to Sir, February 8, 1864
  3. Letter Purdy and Halsted to Garden A. Sage, February 20, 1864, copy.
  4. Bill from Gardner A. Sage.
  5. Receipt from Bureau of Collection Assessments to Estate of Jacob Harsen.
2 13 Jacob Harsen Estate- Auction Publicity.
  1. Catalogue of rare coins, July 1864.
  2. Two advertisements for Executor's Sale on May 20, 1863, with pencil notations. 
2 14 Jacob Harsen Estate- Real Estate Auction- Lot Assignments and Mortgage Statements (22 items)
2 15 Jacob Harsen Estate- Contracts.
  1. Contract, Elijah Purdy, Jacob Halsted, Jas N. Platt, John H. Rhoades, Executors of Jacob Harsen, MD, Catherine Purdy, Cornelia R. Rhoades, Maria E. Halsted, Hannah M. Prall, Catherine H. Prall, Joanna H.H. Prall, Eliza Prall, and Cornelia A. Benjamin to Benjamin Marks, December 9, 1864.
  2. Contract, Elijah Purdy and Jacob Halsted to Samuel V. Stafford, April 21, 1871.
2 16 Jacob Harsen Estate- Deeds.
  1. Deed, Elijah Purdy, Jacob Halsted, James Platt, and John Rhoades to Samuel Hoffman, May 21, 1871.
  2. Deed, Elijah Purdy, Jacob Halsted, James Platt, and John Rhoades to Samuel Hoffman, May 22, 1871.
2 17 Jacob Harsen Estate- Agreements and Releases.
  1. Agreement, Elijah Purdy and Jacob Halsted to Stephen C. Williams, February 15, 1869.
  2. Release, Stephen C. Williams to Elijah Purdy and others, Executors, March 13, 1869.
2 18 Jacob Harsen Estate- Memorandum of Rents for 1869.
2 19 Jacob Harsen Estate- Abstract of Title, John M. Aimes to House and Lot No. 14 Mott Street, New York, N.Y..
2 20 Jacob Harsen Estate- Bond Disbursement Receipts.
  1. Received by Cornelia R. Rhoades, March 26, 1863.
  2. Received by Catherine Harsen Prall, February 25, 1863.
  3. Received by Hannah M. Prall, February 25, 1863.
  4. Received by Eliza A. Prall, February 25, 1863.
  5. Received by Joanna H.H. Prall, February 25, 1863.
  6. Notes with pencil and ink noted calculations.
2 21 Cornelius Harsen- Releases and Deeds.
  1. Release of All Demands, Cornelius Harsen to Jacob Harsen, March 15, 1783.
  2. Release, Ann Harsen, Mary Harsen, and Cornelia Harsen, to Cornelius Harsen and Jacob Harsen, March 15, 1783.
  3. Deed, William Honay and Aletta Honay to Cornelius Harsen, for lands situated between Greenwich Street and Washington Street, New York, N.Y., June 15, 1838.
  4. Deed, Cornelius Harsen and Joanna H. Harsen to William Honay, for lands situated at the intersection of Charlton Street and Greenwich Street, June 15, 1838.
2 22 Cornelius Harsen- Lease, Cornelius Harsen and Jacob Harsen to Jacob Harsen, for lands situated between the lands of the late Nicholas Dykman and the Hudson River, New York, N.Y., March 10, 1783.
2 23 Cornelius Harsen Estate- Inventories (3 items)
2 24 Cornelius Harsen Estate- Obituary and Tribute.
2 25 Cornelius Harsen Estate- Assignment of Trust, Lyman Rhoades and wife, Elijah Purdy and wife, William Halsted and wife, Maria Elizabeth Harsen, and Jacob Harsen to Jacob Harsen, July 25, 1847.
2 26 Cornelius Harsen Estate- Mary J. Harsen Contestment of Estate- Correspondence and Receipts.
  1. Letter, Stewart and Place to Jacob Harsen, May 3, 1858.
  2. Receipt, John P.R. Harsen and Mary G. Raymond to Anthony W. Davis, Eliza C. Cavanaux, and Mr. Raymond, March 1, 1842.
  3. Certificate of Service, John P.R. Harsen and Joanna H. Harsen.
  4. Receipt from Platt, Gerard, and Buckley to the Estate of Cornelius Harsen, December 23, 1858.
  5. Statute Costs.
2 27 Cornelius Harsen Estate- Mary J. Harsen Contestment of Estate- Summons and Complaint, July 7, 1858.
2 28 Cornelius Harsen Estate- Mary J. Harsen Contestment of Estate- Assignment and Release.
  1. Release, Mary J. Harsen to Jacob Harsen, December 17, 1858.
  2. Assignment, Estate of John P. Ritter Harsen to Joanna H. Harsen, September 4, 1839.
2 29 Cornelius Harsen Estate- Mary J. Harsen Contestment of Estate- Order of Discontinuance, December 22, 1858.
3 1 Cornelius Harsen Estate- Anna Maria Merriaw, Catherine Fay, and John O. Fay.
  1. Several receipts on one page, November 1858.
  2. Letters Testamentary to Joanna Henrietta Harsen, Jacob Harsen, John Peter Ritter Harsen, and John Leonard, November 10, 1845.
  3. Exhibit No. 3, July 23, 1847.
  4. Indemnity Bond, Jacob Harsen & Others to James W. Gerard, November 1843.
  5. Certificate of the Record of Jacob Cornelius Harsen Service, November 7, 1845.
3 2 Jacob Harsen Purdy Estate.
  1. Last Will and Testament of J. Harsen Purdy, January 18, 1917.
  2. Three newspaper clippings on the sales results from the Jacob Harsen Purdy estate auction, from inside the Last Will and Testament.
  3. Catalogue from the Jacob Harsen Purdy estate auction, February 6, 1917.
3 3 Sundry Harsen Estate Documents.
  1. Sworn statement by Charles D. Tillou for the printing of Statement of Estate, for the Cornelius Harsen estate, January 25, 1847.
  2. Sworn statement by Charles D. Tillou for the printing of Statement of Estate, for the Joanna H. Harsen estate, January 25, 1847.
  3. Sworn statement by Peter J. Peer for the printing of Statement of Estate, for the Cornelius Harsen estate, September 24, 1844.
  4. Sworn statement by Peter J. Peer for the printing of Statement of Estate, for the Joanna H. Harsen estate, September 24, 1844.
  5. Order to Advertise, Cornelius Harsen Estate, March 19, 1844.
  6. Order to Advertise, Joanna H. Harsen Estate, March 19, 1844.
  7. Designation of Estate to Executors, Jacob Harsen Estate, January 22, 1847.
  8. Designation of Estate to Executors, Jacob Harsen Estate, January 22, 1847.
  9. Designation of Estate to Executors, Joanna H. Harsen, January 25, 1847.
  10. Deposition of John Leonard, Estate of Joanna H. Harsen, February 16, 1847.
  11. Summons, Gerard Platt, Estate of Joanna H. Harsen, January 28, 1847.
  12. Map of lots with designations noted, March 16, 1859.
  13. Note describing series, Carol Robinson, undated.
3 4 Receipts from Bonds Received from Cornelia R. Rhoades, May 2, 1859.
  1. Envelope describing series.
  2. Received by Joanna Henrietta Harsen Prall.
  3. Received by Catherine Harsen Prall.
  4. Received by Eliza Ann Prall.
  5. Received by Hannah M. Prall.
  6. Received by Cornelia Augusta Prall.
  7. Received by Cornelia Rachel Rhoades.
3 5 Miscellaneous Receipts and Promissory Notes.
  1. Note describing series, Carol Robinson, November 1971 [sic].
  2. Receipt from James Hic. Guyon to Garret Cosein, December 30, 1765.
  3. Promissory Note from John Clendiaiag [?] to Jacob Harsen, MD, June 28, 1860.
  4. Promissory Note from Chas. L. Balch to Jacob Harsen, MD, July 14, 1860.
  5. Promissory Note from Wm. Harsen to Jacob Harsen, March 8, 1861.
3 6 Lyman Rhoades- Correspondence, 1836-1907.
  1. Lyman Rhoades to William H. Weed, New York, N.Y., December 12, 1836.
  2. Lyman Rhoades to H.B. Hyde, New York, N.Y., March 20, 1888.
  3. Lyman Rhoades to Paul Morton, New York, N.Y., July 20, 1905, copy.
  4. Lyman Rhoades, Jr., to Lyman Rhoades, Camden, S.C., February 25, 1907 and February 27, 1907.
3 7 Lyman Rhoades Estate- Resolutions of Condolences.
  1. The Death of Our Senior Warden Lyman Rhoades, from the Church of the Transfiguration, undated.
  2. Resolution of Condolences, The Mercantile Safe Deposit Company, undated.
3 8 Lyman Rhoades Estate- Appraisal, April 1, 1907.
3 9 Lyman Rhoades Estate- Sundry Documents.
  1. Receipt for Physician's Statement for Proof of Death, J.B. Wallace to Lyman Rhoades, March 21, 1907, paid April 20, 1907.
  2. Accounting of securities and cash received by the trustees of the Estate of Lyman Rhoades, January 6, 1911.
3 10 Greenwich Savings Bank- Preamble and Resolutions, January 12, 1861.
3 11 C. Arthur Parker v. Lyman Rhoades, et al, Supreme Court Trial Term, May 1905- Answer to Complaint.
3 12 Alice Nash Estate.
  1. Last Will and Testament, January 16, 1956.
  2. Waiver of Citation, January 16, 1956.
3 13 Lyman Rhoades, Jr.- Correspondence- 1902-1937.
  1. Lyman Rhoades, Jr. to David M. Morrison, New York, N.Y., October 9, 1902.
  2. Emma James Story to Lyman Rhoades, Jr., New York, N.Y., [April, 28, 1903].
  3. Malvina Hoffman to Lyman Rhoades, Jr., New York, N.Y., [October 20, 1905].
  4. Franklin Bartlett, Secretary of the Union Club, to Lyman Rhoades, Jr., January 12, 1905, New York, N.Y.
  5. Emma James Story to Lyman Rhoades, Jr., New York, N.Y., February 15, 1906.
  6. Margaret Craig-Rhoades to Lyman Rhoades, Jr., New York, N.Y., January 4, [1906].
  7. Caroline Abigail Sherman to Lyman Rhoades, Jr. Morris Town, N.J., October 14, 1908.
  8. I. Tanimura to Lyman, Rhoades, Jr., Osaka, Japan, September 18, 1920.
  9. N. Asaoka to Lyman Rhoades, Jr., Osaka, Japan, September 18, 1920.
  10. Trust Company to Lyman Rhoades, Jr., New York, N.Y., October 29, 1927.
  11. Harry [Van Bergen Nash] to Carol [Rhoades] and Lyman [Rhoades Jr.], [Wiscasset, Maine], November 21, 1932
  12. A. N. Nash to Lyman Rhoades, Jr., London, June 12, 1937.
3 14 Lyman Rhoades, Jr.- Correspondence- 1942-1959.
  1. Lyman Rhoades to Carol [Rhoades], New York, N.Y., January 14, 1942.
  2. Waldo W. Sellew, secretary of the Columbia University Club, to Lyman Rhoades, Jr., New York, N.Y., February 7, 1942.
  3. Clarence E. Lovejoy, alumni secretary of Columbia University, to Lyman Rhoades, Jr., New York, N.Y., February 9, 1942.
  4. Nicholas Murray Butler, president of Columbia University, to Lyman Rhoades, Jr., New York, N.Y., March 3, 1942.
  5. Frank D. Fackenthal, provost of Columbia University, to Lyman Rhoades, Jr., New York, N.Y., June 3, 1942.
  6. C.H.D. Larsom [?] to Lyman Rhoades, Jr., Tepee Ranch Valley, Wyo., June 28, 1945.
  7. John T. Lequier to Lyman Rhoades, Jr., Orange, N.J., December 8, 1947.
  8. James Winthrop to Lyman Rhoades, Jr., New York, N.Y., April 12, 1948.
  9. [James] Winthrop to Lyman Rhoades, Jr., New York, N.Y., December 9, 1952.
  10. Richard C. Hollyday, Jr., of the St. Anthony Club, to Lyman Rhoades, Jr., New York, N.Y., February 26, 1955.
  11. Bill Parsons to Lyman Rhoades, Jr., New York, N.Y., September 25, 1957.
  12. Charles E. Bausel to Lyman Rhoades, Jr., New York, N.Y., October 1, 1957.
  13. Martha Payne Emerson, of the Garden Club of America, to Lyman Rhoades Jr., New York, N.Y., April 24, 1958.
  14. Bradley L. Coley to Lyman Rhoades, Jr., Sharon, Conn., November 4, 1959.
3 15 Lyman Rhoades Jr. Estate- Appraisal of 130 East 76th Street, New York, N.Y..
3 16 Carol Nye Rhoades- Correspondence- 1905-1943.
  1. Stephen P. Nash to Carol [Nye Rhoades], New York, N.Y., October 4, 1905.
  2. E. McL. Nash to Carol [Nye Rhoades], East Hampton, N.Y., [1907].
  3. Alfred Stieglitz to Carol Nye Rhoades, May 25, 1915.
  4. Melrose Library to Carol Nye Rhoades, November 18, 1917.
  5. Lyman [Rhoades, Jr.] to Carol [Nye Rhoades], New York, N.Y., February 23, 1927.
  6. Arthur Reader to Carol Nye Rhoades, London, May 17, 1927.
  7. Emma James de Goyoza, Paris, May 19, 1927.
  8. Franklin W.M. Citchon to Carol Nye Rhoads, Santa Barbara, Calif., March 25, 1930.
  9. Dorothy P. Rhoades to Carol Nye Rhoades, Riverside, Calif., March 8, 1843.
3 17 George H. Nye Estate- George H. Nye Last Will and Testament, September 23, 1916.
3 18 John Harsen Rhoades- Real Estate- Agreement for Sale of Land, John Harsen Rhoades to Nicholas Liebrock for Block 1162 in Section 4, New York, N.Y., October 19, 1891.
3 19 John Harsen Rhoades Estate.
  1. Letter, Henry H. Anderson to Gentlemen, December 21, 1868.
  2. Committee's Statement on Memorial Resolution, Greenwich Savings Bank, December 13, 1906.
3 20 Katherine Nash Rhoades Correspondence- Letter from "Aunt Henrietta", [Henrietta Harsen Rhoades] to Katherine Rhoades, undated, New York, N.Y.
3 21 Henrietta Harsen Rhoades- Correspondence.
  1. Letter, Maggy to Henrietta [Harsen Rhoades] with photograph with inscription on back, Savannah, Ga., April 4, 1869.
  2. Greeting Card, unspecified to Henrietta [Harsen Rhoades], undated.
  3. Greeting Card, from mother to Henrietta [Harsen Rhoades], undated.
  4. "A tribute to the memory of Cornelia R. Rhoades" to Henrietta [Harsen Rhoades], March 17, 1900.
  5. Letter, Henry J. Cammann to J. Henrietta Harsen Rhoades, January 9, 1901.
3 22 Cornelius Rhoades- Correspondence- Letter from Henry C. Lay to Cornelius Rhoades, March 15, 1881, Easton.
3 23 Cornelia Rachel Harsen Rhoades- Correspondence.
  1. J.G. Adams, G. Birck, and B. Ogden to Mrs. [Cornelia Rachel Harsen] Rhoades, New York, N.Y., January 3, 1863.
  2. "Your Son Lyman" [Rhoades Jr.] to Mother [Cornelia Rachel Harsen Rhoades], with clipping of moss from the USS Passaic in envelope, May 20, 1863.
  3. John Harsen Rhoades to Mother [Cornelia Rachel Harsen Rhoades], January 24, 1894.
  4. Cornelia Rachel Harsen Rhoades to "My Dear Sons + Daughter", March 24.
3 24 Cornelia Rachel Harsen Rhoades- Letters from E.S. Rush.
  1. Envelope describing contents, dated March 22, 1859.
  2. E.S. Rush to Cornelia Rachel Harsen Rhoades, October 4, 1853.
  3. E.S. Rush to Jacob Harsen, Honeoye Falls, September 30, 1856.
3 25 Cornelia Rachel Harsen Rhoades- School Papers.
  1. Note from Carol Robinson describing contents, undated.
  2. Clarification of Animals, November 27, 1830.
  3. "An oration composed on Philanthropy", August 1825.
3 26 Cornelia Rachel Harsen Rhoades- Real Estate- Deed, Cornelia Rachel [Harsen] Rhoades to Joanna Henrietta H. Rhoades, for lands situated between 71st Street and 11th Avenue, New York, N.Y., November 2, 1874.
3 27 Cornelia Rachel Harsen Rhoades- Bonds.
  1. Bond, Jacob Harsen Estate to Cornelia Rachel Harsen Rhoades, April 24, 1850.
  2. Bond, jacob Harsen Estate to Cornelia Rachel Harsen Rhoades, July 22, 1850.
  3. Bond, Jacob Harsen Estate to Cornelia Rachel Harsen Rhoades, March 28, 1851.
  4. Bond, Jacob Harsen Estate to Cornelia Rachel Harsen Rhoades, June 29, 1852.
  5. Bond, Jacob Harsen Estate to Cornelia Rachel Harsen Rhoades, December 10, 1852.
  6. Bond, Jacob Harsen Estate to Cornelia Rachel Harsen Rhoades, December 21, 1852.
  7. Bond, Jacob Harsen Estate to Cornelia Rachel Harsen Rhoades, January 6, 1853.
  8. Bond, Jacob Harsen Estate to Cornelia Rachel Harsen Rhoades, January 14, 1853.
  9. Bond, Jacob Harsen Estate to Cornelia Rachel Harsen Rhoades, May 17, 1860.
  10. Bond, Jacob Harsen Estate to Cornelia Rachel Harsen Rhoades, January 30, 1861.
  11. Envelope describing contents, dated 1859.
3 28 Joanna Henrietta Harsen Rhoades- Real Estate Documents.
  1. Release- Anthony B. McDonald, Susan B. Nelson, and Edward D. Nelson to Joanna Henrietta Harsen Rhoades, April 28, 1868.
  2. Agreement for Sale of Land, J. Henrietta H. Rhoades to Nicholas Liebrock, August 21, 1891.
3 29 Joanna H. Harsen Estate- Inventory, September 26, 1843.
3 30 Joanna Henrietta Harsen Rhoades Estate.
  1. Account of Proceedings, June 4, 1924.
  2. Appraisal, June 18, 1924.
4 1 Elizabeth Nash Rhoades- Correspondence.
  1. Letter, "Cousin Bessie" [Elizabeth Nash Rhoades] to Lily, Yonkers, N.Y., August 7, 1908, with handwritten poem and newspaper clipping poem.
  2. Greeting Card, [Elizabeth Nash Rhoades] to unspecified, undated, with handwritten note and inscription.
4 2 Magdalen Ritter Halsted Estate- Last Will and Testament, May 15, 1851.
4 3 Assignment of Mortgages from John J. Gerrell.
  1. Assignment of Mortgages, John J. Gerrell to Magdalen Ritter Prall, June 12, 1830.
  2. Assignment of Mortgages, John J. Gerrell to Hannah Maria Prall, June 12, 1830.
  3. Assignment of Mortgages, John J. Gerrell to Cornelia Rachel Rhoades, April 15, 1850.
  4. Assignment of Mortgages, John J. Gerrell to Jacob Harsen Trustee, April 15, 1850.
  5. Assignment of Mortgages, John J. Gerrell to Jacob Harsen, April 15, 1850.
  6. Assignment of Mortgages, John J. Gerrell to Magdalen Ritter Halsted, April 19, 1850.
4 4 Abraham A. Prall- Trust Deed, Abraham A. Prall to Jacob Harsen, January 25, 1847.
4 5 Abraham A. Prall- Releases.
  1. Release, Catherine Harsen Prall to Jacob Harsen, April 19, 1859.
  2. Release, Eliza Ann Prall to Jacob Harsen, April 19, 1859.
  3. Release, Joanna H. H. Prall to Jacob Harsen, April 19, 1859.
  4. Release, Hannah Maria Prall to Jacob Harsen, April 19, 1859.
4 6 Abraham A. Prall- Assignment of Bonds.
  1. Assignment of Bond, Abraham A. Prall to Joanna H. Harsen, May 5, 1837.
  2. Assignment of Bond, Abraham A. Prall to Jacob Harsen, July 21, 1845.
4 7 Abraham A. Prall- Guardianship.
  1. Letter of Guardianship to Abraham A. Prall, April 10, 1839.
  2. Acknowledgement of Filing of Guardianship, January 10, 1847.
4 8 Frederick Eckert- Releases.
  1. Release, Frederick Eckert, Phillip P. Eckert and Joshua Eckert to Frederick Eckert, August 23, 1816.
  2. Release, Catherine Willy, Elizabeth Henshaw, Benjamin Prince, Margaret Prince, Abraham Bloodgood, and Mary Bloodgood to Frederick Eckert, January 31, 1817.
4 9 Frederick Eckert Estate.
  1. Letter of Administration, from The People of the State of New York to John Eckert and Elizabeth Eckert, June 9, 1831.
  2. Receipt, Purchase of a pew in St. Paul's Cathedral in memoriam, June 15, 1836.
4 10 Eckert Family- Lease and attached letters.
  1. Lease, John Eckert, Frederick Eckert, Elizabeth Eckert, and Catherine Eckert to Louis Guebhand, March 5, 1846.
  2. Letter, Pearson H. Jeremiah to Jacob Harsen, New York, N.Y., January 9, 1856.
  3. Letter, P.H. Jeremiah to Jacob Harsen, New York, N.Y., January 3, 1856.
  4. Statement from Frederick R. Sherman, undated, New York, N.Y.
4 11 Eckert Family- Deed, John Eckert, Frederick Eckert, Elizabeth Eckert, and Catherine Eckert to Bradly M. Goodman for 57 Anthony Street, Glendale, N.Y., May 11, 1813.
4 12 Frederick Eckert Estate- The New York Bowery Fire Insurance Company for 231 William Street, New York, N.Y., Policy No. 47039- June 16, 1841.
  1. Policy, June 16, 1841.
  2. 12 Receipts for policy payments, 1842-1853.
4 13 Frederick Eckert Estate- The New York Bowery Fire Insurance Company for 43 White Street, New York, N.Y., Policy No. 105637- January 10, 1849.
  1. Policy, January 10, 1849.
  2. 10 Receipts for policy payments, 1850- 1859.
4 14 Frederick Eckert Estate- The New York Bowery Fire Insurance Company for 57 Anthony Street, Glendale, N.Y., Policy No. 105658- January 10, 1849.
  1. Policy, January 10, 1849.
  2. 10 Receipts for policy payments, 1850- 1859.
4 15 Catherine Eckert Estate.
  1. Certificate of Authenticity of Transcript, signed by William B. Aitken, December 15, 1868.
  2. Last Will and Testament, Catherine Eckert, May 15, 1863.
  3. Receipt, Catherine Eckert Estate to Amherst Wright, Jr., June 11, 1868.
  4. Receipt, Catherine Eckert Estate to Mary Dominick, Ann Dominick, and Harriet Dominick, July 21, 1868.
4 16 Charles P. Stewart- Search for Judgments.
  1. Request for Search for Judgments against Charles P. Stewart- U. S. Supreme Court, December 20, 1850.
  2. Request for Search for Judgments against Charles P. Stewart- Marine and Justice Courts, New-York Common Pleas, and Collector's Bonds, December 20, 1850.
  3. Request for Search for Judgments against Charles P. Stewart- Loan Commissionaires, December 20, 1850.
4 17 Cozine Family- Real Estate Documents.
  1. Deed, Johannus Harsen and Gerrit Cozine to William Michal, for lots 4 and 5 bordering Mott's Street, New York, N.Y., April13, 1768.
  2. Mortgage, William Michal to Johannus Harsen and Gerrit Cozine, April 12, 1768.
  3. Lease, William Mickels to Gerrit Cosine, lots 4 and 5 bordering Mott's Street, June 5, 1771.
4 18 Newspaper Clippings- John Harsen Rhoades obituaries (15 items)
4 19 Newspaper Clippings- Thomas Nash obituaries (6 items)
4 20 Newspaper Clippings- Stephen P. Nash obituaries (2 items)
4 21 Newspaper Clippings- George H. Nye obituaries (4 items)
4 22 Newspaper Clippings- Lyman Rhoades obituaries (21 items)
4 23 Newspaper Clippings- Lyman Rhoades, Jr., obituaries (5 items)
4 24 Newspaper Clippings- Jacob Harsen Purdy obituaries (11 items)
4 25 Newspaper Clippings- Jacob Harsen, Cornelius Harsen, and various Prall obituaries (ca. 27 items)
4 26 Newspaper Clippings- Weddings.
  1. Envelope containing clippings about the wedding of Lyman Rhoades, Jr., and Carol Nye (4 items)
  2. Envelope containing clippings about the wedding of Elizabeth Rhoades and Benjamin O. Chisholm (5 items)
4 27 Newspaper Clipping- "The Union and The South", The Daily Gazette, November 22, 1860.
4 28 Newspaper Clipping- "Postscript to IWO", Newsweek, January 25, 1946.
4 29 Newspaper - Ulster County Gazette, January 4, 1800 [reproduction]
4 30 Newspaper - The Home Journal, January 17, 1863.
4 31 Newspaper Clippings- Various Family Clippings (6 items)
4 32 New York City Great Fire of 1835- Newspaper Clippings (4 items)
4 33 New York City Great Fire of 1835- Photographs (7 items)
4 34 Calling Cards (14 items)
4 35 Invitations (15 items)
4 36 "The Daily Bills of the Play", The Theatrical Observer, November 10, 1835.
4 37 "Names advertised in Russian at St. Petersburg" (theatrical advertisement in Russian), October 4, 1835.
4 38 The Equitable Envoy, The Equitable Trust Company of New York, November 1927.
4 39 Pocket Map of Pennsylvania, Published by A. Finley, belonging to M. A. Harsen, undated.
4 40 Sundry Rhoades Family Records.
  1. Marriage Certificate, Lyman Rhoades, Jr., and Carol Beardsley Nye, February 24, 1906.
  2. Membership Certificate, Society of the Sons of the Revolution in the State of New York, Lyman Rhoades, Esq., February 13, 1892.
  3. Mortgage Note with Accounting, Salisbury Bank & Trust Co., Carol Nye Rhoades, March 29, 1924.
  4. Certificate of the Appointment in the Veteran Corps of Artillery, S.N.Y., Lyman Rhoades, Jr., November 11, 1907.
4 41 Rhoades Family Museum Donations.
  1. Letter, Henry F. Dairdain of the Metropolitan Museum of Art to Miss [J.H., possibly Johanna Henrietta] Rhoades, New York, N.Y., January 11, 1917.
  2. Temporary Receipt from the Metropolitan Museum of Art to Miss [J.H., possibly Johanna Henrietta] Rhoades, New York, N.Y., January 11, 1917.
  3. Letter, H. W. Kent of the Metropolitan Museum of Art to Miss [J. H., possibly Johanna Henrietta] Rhoades, New York, N.Y., January 15, 1917.
  4. Temporary Receipt from the Metropolitan Museum of New York to Lyman Rhoades, Jr., New York, N.Y., February 23, 1934.
  5. Letter, Abbot Lowell Cummings of the Metropolitan Museum of Art to [Carol Nye] Rhoades, New York, N.Y., February 27, 1953.
  6. Temporary Receipt from the Museum of the City of New York to [Carol Nye] Rhoades, New York, N.Y., March 20, 1953.
  7. Letter, John Walden Myer of the Museum of the City of New York to [Carol Nye] Rhoades, New York, N.Y., April 27, 1953.
4 42 Sundry.
  1. Tribute to Harry Nash, March 24, 1938.
  2. Three notes describing items with family names noted, January 8, 1917.
  3. Note describing an item made from the floor boards of Middle Dutch Church, with a list of dates pertaining to Middle Dutch Church.
  4. Diagram of a lock, patented by Lyman Rhoades, August 14, 1882.
  5. Envelope of labels from Batcheller & Sons farm and garden tools, with photograph of Morgan Marble Company, c. 1871.
  6. Commemorative ribbon from the Centennial of American Independence.
  7. Sermon, written on Stone House, Sharon Conn. letterhead.
  8. Letter, Women's Central Association of Relief for the Sick and Wounded of the Army, Advisory Committee of the Boards of Physicians and Surgeons of the Hospitals of New York, and the New York Medical Association to the Secretary of War of the United States, May 18, 1861, Washington, D.C.
  9. Sheet music with attached lyrics for "Popping Cow", undated.
  10. Share Certificate, United States of Freedom to Lyman Rhoades, November 11, 1895.
  11. Seating and Pall Bearer Arrangement for the Funeral of Edward Robinson, [Carol Rhoades] Robinson.
  12. Poem, "Way Up Excelsior- A Long Way After Longfellow".
4 43 Genealogy- "Finding Our Wooden Shoes: My Cozine Family History & Album with Genealogy, Part I", January 2007.
4 44 Genealogy- Harsen Family Tree, 1663-1843.
4 45 Genealogy- Sundry Documents (15 items)
    Photographs and Illustrations
5 1
  1. Line drawing, printed in green, of the Windsor Hotel, New York, N.Y., by Warren F. Leland, undated.
  2. Black-and-white line drawing of a chimney by Edward L. Pruyn, 1843.
  3. Black-and-white line drawing of "Old Harsen Mansion, Bloomingdale 72nd St." by E. Grealorex and E. H. Cotheal, undated.
5 2
  1. Black-and-white pencil [charcoal?] full-length sketch of a female farmer, undated, unsigned.
  2. Black-and-white pencil sketch of four acorns below a black-and-white pencil sketch of a tree, undated, unsigned.
  3. Watercolor of three boats on the beach next to a cottage and stone fence undated, unsigned.
  4. Black-and-white pencil [charcoal?] sketch of a female farmer, [Similar to Item a, not showing bottom third of figure].
5 3
  1. Photographic negative of Lyman Rhoades standing in front of his home, 1946.
  2. Two color photographs of a cake shaped like a row of  books.
  3. Two real photo postcards of the Equitable Trust Building covered in ice after the 1835 fire, New York, N.Y.
  4. Photograph of six men standing near a chimney on a rooftop, mid-nineteenth century, New York, N.Y.
  5. Photographic portrait of a young girl, early twentieth century.
  6. Photographic print of a map of New York, N.Y., from 1695.
5 4
  1. Photographic portrait of four women and three men, mid-nineteenth century, Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
  2. Photographic portrait of a teenage boy, New York, N.Y., 1894.
  3. Copy of a miniature portrait of a woman, early twentieth century, with receipt.
  4. Photographic portrait of Frances A. Nye McCutcheon, mid- to late nineteenth century.
  5. Photographic portrait of George Hyatt Nye, late nineteenth century.
  6. Photographic portrait of Mollie Augusta Wilson Nye, late nineteenth century.
  7. Photograph of a man with camera and tripod in a field, mid- nineteenth century.
  8. Photograph of a man with a camera and tripod on a fence, mid- nineteenth century.
5 5
  1. Reproduction of a portrait of Johanna Ritter Harsen, early nineteenth century.
  2. Photographic portrait of Jacob Warren, late nineteenth century.
  3. Portrait of Caroline E. Beardsley, mid-nineteenth century.
  4. Photographic portrait of Carol Nye Rhoades and Lyman Rhoades Jr., mid-twentieth century.
  5. Photographic portrait of Cornelia Rachel Harsen Rhoades, Elizabeth Nash Rhoades, Lyman Rhoades, Jr., Katherine Nash Rhoades, and Johanna Henrietta Harsen Rhoades, and dog, ca. 1887.
5 6
  1. Color photograph of Carol Nye Rhoades and Lyman Rhoades, Jr., in front of a house, ca.1950.
  2. Photographic negative of Carol Nye Rhoades and Lyman Rhoades, Jr., in front of a house, ca.1950.
  3. Envelope from Vermont Color describing contents.
5 7 Ca. 71 negatives of photographic portraits of the "Rhoades Children," 1911, 1913, and 1916.
5 8 Glass plate negative of the "Old Housestead," 1889.
5 9 Glass plate negative of the Harsen Mansion, late nineteenth century.
5 10
  1. Black-and-white photograph of the dining room at Melrose, N.Y., early twentieth century.
  2. Black-and-white photographic portrait of [Carol] Rhoades, 1910.
  3. Black-and-white photographic portrait of [Carol] Rhoades, 1910.
  4. Black-and-white photograph of three men, an automobile, and a horse uprooting a tree, [ca.1910-1917].
  5. Black-and-white photograph of three men and a horse uprooting a tree, [ca. 1910-1917].
  6. Black-and-white photograph of three men and a horse uprooting a tree, [ca. 1910-1917].
  7. Black-and-white photograph of "Anna, Lib, and Carol" and one man on horseback, [ca. 1910-1917].
  8. Black-and-white photograph of two women and four girls "Katharine, Eleanor, Carol [Nye Rhoades, Eliz[abeth Reynolds Rhoades], H & G", [ca. 1910-1917].
  9. Black-and-white photograph of Carol Rhoades, 1910.
  10. Black-and-white photograph of [George Hyatt Nye], Maude [Nye] and Duke Rice at "Jean's Wedding," 1912.
  11. Black-and-white photograph of [George Hyatt Nye], [John] Harsen [Rhoades], Elizabeth [Reynolds Rhoades], Carol [Nye Rhoades], and George [Rhoades], [ca.1915].
  12. Black-and-white photograph of [George Hyatt Nye], Eleanor, and Elizabeth with an automobile, [ca. 1910-1917].
  13. Black-and-white photograph of a [Carol Nye Rhoades, George Rhoades, John Harsen Rhoades, Elizabeth Reynolds Rhoades, and Mollie Augusta Nye], [ca.1910-1915].
  14. Black-and-white photograph of Kate [Katherine Nash Rhoades?] with [Carol Nye Rhoades, Elizabeth Reynolds Rhoades, and Lyman Rhoades III] on the SS Oceanic, May 1912.
  15. Black-and-white photograph of the Nye family Melrose House, Auburn, N.Y., early twentieth century.
  16. Black-and-white photograph of [Lyman Rhoades III, Elizabeth Reynolds Rhoades, and Carol Nye Rhoades], Sharon, Conn., 1911.
6 1 Hinged leather case with daguerreotype portrait of Jacob Harsen, M.D., with note "Jacob Harsen, M.D. ‘Uncle Jacob'" inside and Post-it note describing image on the outside, undated.
6 2 Hinged leather case with glass plate reproduction of a painted portrait of "Lyman Rhoades I" with Post-it note describing image on the outside, undated.
6 3
  1. Hinged leather case with two glass daguerreotype reproductions of painted portraits of Colonel Cornelius Harsen and Joanna Henrietta Ritter Harsen, undated.
  2. Newspaper clipping of a poem tribute to the memory of Joanna Henrietta Ritter Harsen, undated.
  3. Newspaper clipping obituary of Colonel Cornelius Harsen, undated.
  4. Newspaper clipping obituary of Joanna Henrietta Ritter Harsen, undated.
6 4 Photograph album with 50 photographs of Carol Beardsley Nye, and family [ca.1912- 1917]
6 5 Key to the casket of Cornelia Rachel [Harsen] Rhoades in the Harsen vault at Trinity Cemetery.
    Boxes 7 and 8 contain folio size documents
7 1 Illustration of "The Last of Harsenville", September 1873.
7 2 Eckert Family Genealogy (2 items)
7 3 Sheet music, "Way Up March," by Chas. E. Pratt, 1875.
7 4 Release, Jonas Mapes to Cornelius Harsen, May 19, 1814.
7 5 Deed, Jacob Harsen, Elijah Purdy, Catherine Purdy, Jacob Halsted, and Maria Elizabeth Halsted to Hannah Maria Prall, Catherine Harsen Prall, Joanna Henrietta Harsen Prall, and Cornelia Augusta Prall, for lands situated between Bloomingdale Road and Eighth Avenue, New York, N.Y., April 29, 1859.
7 6 Articles of Agreement, Magdalene Ritter and John Ritter to Cornelius Harsen, November 8, 1813.
7 7 Harsen Prizes at Columbia University.
  1. Trust, Jacob Harsen to the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University, May 7, 1859.
  2. Trust, Jacob Harsen to the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University, May 7, 1859.
7 8 Deed of Release and Quit Claim, Magdalen Ritter to Joanna H. Harsen, for lands situated between Greenwich Street and Washington Street in New York, N.Y., February 23, 1844.
7 9 Jacob Harsen- Fire Insurance Policy, The Fire Insurance Company of New York, for two-story building on lot 9, block 14 in West Oswego, N.Y., January 20, 1844.
  1. Insurance policy, January 20, 1844.
  2. 5 Receipts for policy payments, 1845-1849.
7 10 Deed, John Kingston and Rachel Kingston to John Mikol for lots 4 and 5 on Motts Street, New York, N.Y., May 1, 1752.
7 11 Deed of Release and Quit Claim, Magdalen Ritter to Joanna H. Harsen, for lands situated between Greenwich Street and Washington Street in New York, N.Y., February 23, 1844.
7 12 Execution of the will of Nicholas Dykman, with funds dispersement  from the Estate to Johannas Harsen, as well as a Deed and Quit Claim Deed from the Estate of Nicholas Dykman and executors Jacob Harsen, Garret Cosine, and Jacob Le Roy to Wessel Hopper and Annake Hopper for 94 acres of land, New York, N.Y., March 2, 1763.
7 13 Deed of Mortgage, John Mickels to Nicholas Dyckman for lots 3, 4, 5, and 6, New York, N.Y., February 24, 1758.
7 14 Bond, John Hopper and Wessel Hopper to John Harsen and Garret Cozine, March 22, 1763.
7 15 Cornelius Harsen Last Will and Testament, June 21, 1838.
8 1 Quit Claim, Jacob Harsen to Cornelius Harsen, for lands situated in the Ninth Ward of New York, N.Y. between the Hudson River and the Estate of John L. Broome, April 8, 1817.
8 2 Deed, James A. Hamilton Master in Chancery to Jacob Harsen for lots 1 and 2 in the Ninth Ward of New York, N.Y., January 25, 1815.
8 3 Deed, Conrad Van Alman to Peter Silvester, for lots 330, 342, 343, and 344 in New York, N.Y., October 4, 1758.
8 4 Deed and Mortgage, John Kingston and Rachel Kingston to Gerret Cozine for lots 1, 2, and 3 in New York, N.Y., March 5, 1752.
8 5
  1. Lease, Jacob Harsen to Jacob Harsen , for lands situated between the Hudson River and Nicholas Dyckman's Estate, New York, N.Y., March 12, 1783.
  2. Release, Jacob Harsen to Jacob Harsen, for lands situated between the Hudson River and Nicholas Dyckman's Estate, New York, N.Y., March 13, 1783.
8 6
  1. Deed, John Cartwright and Aphia Cartwright to Jacob Harsen, for a piece of meadow east of the outward point of York Island, April 5, 1790.
  2. Deed and Release, Jacob Harsen and Catherine Harsen to Gabriel Truman for lots 1, 2, and 3 in New York, N.Y., May 28, 1790.
8 7 Deed, Cornelius Harsen to Jonas Mapes for 9 lots in Greenwich, New York, N.Y., May 18, 1814.
8 8
  1. Advertisement book with maps of Executor's Sale from the Jacob Harsen Estate of 500 lots on April 19, 1866 with ink notations.
  2. Advertisement book with maps of Executor's Sale from the Jacob Harsen Estate of 500 lots on April 19, 1866 with cover missing and pencil notations.
  3. Advertisement book with maps of Executor's Sale from the Jacob Harsen Estate of 500 lots on April 19, 1866 with pencil notations.
8 9 Hand-drawn map of trails and topography around Stowe, Vt.
8 10 Two broadside advertisements for "Auction Sale of Valuable Real Estate in the City and County of Oswego" on March 15, 1849.
8 11 Broadside: Russian playbill with "Russian Play Bill" written on the back of the item, October 6, 1835.
8 12
  1. Jacob Harsen, Certificate of Membership, Medical Society of the City and County of New-York, August 11, 1831.
  2. Jacob Harsen, Diploma, College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, N.Y., March 24, 1829.
8 13 Family Tree on wax paper, representing the genealogical record of mostly the Dyckman and Cozine family lines, 1588-1774, date of creation unknown.
Box Description
  Cuban Cigar Toy Box
9 Cuban Cigar Box- Romeo and Julieta brand, from Havana.  Cedar wood construction with a metal handle and lock.
9 Toy wooden bassinet.
  1. Handmade pink ribbon mattress.
  2. Handmade pink ribbon pillow.
  3. Red ceramic toy hot water bottle.
  4. Pink, yellow, and blue handmade knit toy blanket.
9 White toy bear in costume.
  1. White pouf hat with purple and teal satin fringe.
  2. White muslin blouse printed with printed flowers and vines and with pale green fringe.
  3. White muslin skirt with printed flowers and vines.
9 Two multi-color woven toy sombreros.
9 Small plush fox toy with metal "Steiff" tag.
9 Small chest with "Polo Grizly" written on the top and "Miss Jane W. Houghtaling 49 West 57 St. New York N.Y." written on the bottom.
  1. Top Compartment.
    1. Pink silk unfinished toy outfit.
    2. Red silk unfinished toy outfit.
    3. 7 unfinished toy leather boots.
    4. One white toy hat.
  2. Bottom Compartment.
    1. Photograph of a toy bear in costume with "His Royal Highness!" on the back, [early 20th century].
    2. Three doll outfits.
    3. Two checkered doll hats of different colors.
    4. One doll apron.
    5. Little Bo Peep and Little Jack Horner ribbons, sewn together.
    6. Blue checkered doll quilt.
9 Wicker doctor's-satchel-style bag, torn.
  1. Doll Santa Claus outfit.
  2. Doll white leather Native American outfit, wrapped in an envelope.
  3. Doll beard, wrapped in tissue paper.
  4. Two doll pants patterns.
  5. Green knit doll shorts.
  6. Felt doll rustic bag with attached toy cup.
9 Wicker doctor's-satchel-style bag, torn on both sides and mended with tape.
  1. Two silk toy outfits in different colors, housed in a tissue paper envelope.
  2. 15 items of handmade doll costumes.
9 Brown toy bear in costume.
  1. Hand-sewn peach linen trousers.
  2. Hand-knitted ivory sweater and hat.
9 Seven small metal charms in different shapes.
Box Folder Description
EL 1
  1. Lease, Cornelius Harsen, Ann Harsen, Thomas Rickman, Mary Rickman, Thomas Hays, Ann Hays, and Cornelia Somarindeb to Jacob Harsen, for lands situated between the Hudson River and the estate of Nicolas Dyckman, New York, N.Y., March 12, 1783.
  2. Release, Cornelius Harsen, Ann Harsen, Thomas Rickman, Mary Rickman, Thomas Hays, Ann Hays, and Cornelia Somarindeb to Jacob Harsen, for lands situated between the Hudson River and the estate of Nicolas Dyckman, New York, N.Y., March 13, 1783.
EL 2
  1. Lease, Jacob Harsen to Cornelius Harsen, for lands from the estate of Johannas Harsen situated between the Hudson River and Bloomingdale Road, New York, N.Y., March 14, 1783.
  2. Release, Jacob Harsen and Catherine Harsen to Cornelius Harsen, for lands from the estate of Johannas Harsen situated between the Hudson River and Bloomingdale Road, New York, N.Y., March 15, 1783.
EL 3 Release, Jacob Harsen, Cornelius Harsen, and Martinus Shoonmaker to Jacob Harsen, for the lands from the estate of Johannas Harsen, New York, N.Y., March 11, 1783.
EL 4 Release, William Mikels to Garrit Cosine, for lots 3, 4, 5, and 6 situated between Mott Street and the lands of James McGraugh, New York, N.Y., June 6, 1771.
EL 5 Release, John Harsen and Garret Cosine to Jacob Harsen, for 94 acres of land and dwelling houses thereupon from the estate of Nicholas Dyckman situated between the Hudson River, the lands of James Delancey, and the lands of the Mayor Alderman, New York, N.Y., March 1, 1763.
EL 6 Partition Deed, Cornelius Harsen, Joanna H. Harsen and John P. Ritter for the estate of John P. Ritter, for lands situated between the estate of Cornelius Harsen and the late John P. Ritter, April 13, 1814.
EL 7 Grant of Water Lots, The Mayor Alderman and Commonally of the City of New York to John P. Ritter, for all water lots situated between and north of Greenwich Street, West Street, and Washington Street, New York, N.Y., November 21, 1804.
EL 8 Grant of Water Lots, Mayor Alderman and Commonally of the City of New York to Cornelius Harsen, for all water lots situated between Charlton Street, Washington Street, and West Street, July 31, 1815.
EL 9
  1. Lease, Cornelius Harsen to Jacob Harsen, for lands situated between Bloomingdale Road, the Hudson River, and the estate of Wilmitie Dyckman, May 26, 1786.
  2. Deed, Cornelius Harsen and Ann Harsen to Jacob Harsen, for lands situated between Bloomingdale Road, the Hudson River, and the estate of Wilmitie Dyckman, May 27, 1786.
EL 10 Maps of Family Holdings in New York, N.Y.
  1. Map of the Harsen Family Vault at Trinity Cemetery, undated.
  2. Map of 69th Street and 70th Street at Central Park, New York, N.Y., with lots marked by family ownership, undated.
  3. Surveyor's map of 55th Street and 11th Avenue in New York, N.Y., March 27, 1848.
  4. Map of 68th Street and 69th Street at Tenth Avenue in New York, N.Y., with structures noted, undated.
Last Updated: September 27, 2013