Content: Samuel Bulkley Ruggles (1800-1881) was a lawyer, public servant and real estate developer in New York City. He actively promoted public works such as the Croton Aqueductsystem to bring water to New York City. As Canal Commissioner, 1839-1858, he worked to improve the Erie Canal system. He also served as a trustee of Columbia College and the Astor Library.
Ownership: 1935 Harzof, M. Gift
Content: The Samuel B. Ruggles Papers document the business and civic activities of the New York lawyer, developer and public servant.