Content: Collection consists of letters and documents, as well as paper money, portraits and other prints of individuals prominent in American history during the colonial period, the American Revolution, and the nineteenth century. Represented in the collection are the signers of the Declaration of Independence, governors of New Netherlands and New York, members of the Continental Congress, and generals and other military figures of the revolution, including American, British, French, and Hessian officers. Also included are the papers of Gen. Daniel Morgan, 1777-1808; letterbook of Gen. Mordecai Gist, 1777-1779; documents reflecting the activities of the Pennsylvania Assembly, 1754-1759; pay rolls and subsistence accounts of New York regiments, 1756-1758; manuscript sermons of Lewis Rou, minister of the French Protestant Church in New York City, 1704-1750. In addition to prominent figures in American history, the collection contains letters and documents of English and European royalty and military figures, including Napoleon and his marshals, and an account by Don Juan de Casta of the siege of Havana, 1762.
Content: Finding aid available in repository.
Content: Theodorus Bailey Myers (1821-1888) was an American lawyer and autograph collector.
Extent: Originals: 10 linear feet (34 boxes, 8 v.).