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Edward Floyd De Lancey Family Papers


This group of manuscripts was assembled by Edward Floyd De Lancey (1821-1905), and purchased by the Museum in 1942 through the Ms. Elon Huntington Hooker Acquisitions Fund. These manuscripts pertain to the affairs of several notable associated New York families – including the DeLancey, Floyd, Jones, and Jay families – and date from the 17th though the 19th centuries. The Museum is grateful to The Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation, whose generous support has made it possible for the Museum to share these materials with the public through processing and digitization.
Certificate issued by Nicholas Bayard admitting Stephen De Lancey a freeman and citizen of the City of New York

Certificate issued by Nicholas Bayard admitting Stephen De Lancey a freeman and citizen of the City of New York

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Letter from Oliver De Lancey to his father, Oliver De Lancey, July 21, 1780

Letter from Oliver De Lancey to his father, Oliver De Lancey, July 21, 1780

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Letter from Oliver De Lancey to his father, Brigadier-General Oliver De Lancey, June 28, 1780

Letter from Oliver De Lancey to his father, Brigadier-General Oliver De Lancey, June 28, 1780

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Admittance issued by William Leggett to James De Lancey as a freeman of the Burrough Town of Westchester, October 4, 1737

Admittance issued by William Leggett to James De Lancey as a freeman of the Burrough Town of Westchester, October 4, 1737

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Receipt issued by Stephen De Lancey to Petrus Tappen for 21 pounds 9 shilling 5 pence farthing, June 29, 1739

Receipt issued by Stephen De Lancey to Petrus Tappen for 21 pounds 9 shilling 5 pence farthing, June 29, 1739

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Letter from James De Lancey to the New York Colonial Council, October 29, 1754

Letter from James De Lancey to the New York Colonial Council, October 29, 1754

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Letter from James De Lancey to the New York Colonial Council, August 10, 1757

Letter from James De Lancey to the New York Colonial Council, August 10, 1757

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Military order issued by James De Lancey to James Clinton, March 8, 1759

Military order issued by James De Lancey to James Clinton, March 8, 1759

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Military order issued by James De Lancey to Richard Floyd, March 16, 1759

Military order issued by James De Lancey to Richard Floyd, March 16, 1759

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Military order issued by James De Lancey to Richard Floyd, May 19, 1759

Military order issued by James De Lancey to Richard Floyd, May 19, 1759

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Clearance issued by James De Lancey for a schooner to pass through New York Harbor, February 3, 1759

Clearance issued by James De Lancey for a schooner to pass through New York Harbor, February 3, 1759

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Receipts issued by Thomas Jones and signed by Robert Watts, John De Lancey, Ann De Lancey and Oliver De Lancey, August 1, 3, 30 and September 8, 1766

Receipts issued by Thomas Jones and signed by Robert Watts, John De Lancey, Ann De Lancey and Oliver De Lancey, August 1, 3, 30 and September 8, 1766

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Letter from Charles Inglis to Oliver De Lancey, October 2, 1772

Letter from Charles Inglis to Oliver De Lancey, October 2, 1772

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Letter from Oliver De Lancey to his father, Oliver De Lancey, February 18, 1774

Letter from Oliver De Lancey to his father, Oliver De Lancey, February 18, 1774

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Letter from Oliver De Lancey to his father, Oliver De Lancey, June 27, 1775

Letter from Oliver De Lancey to his father, Oliver De Lancey, June 27, 1775

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Letter from Oliver De Lancey to Sir William Johnson, January 19, 1762

Letter from Oliver De Lancey to Sir William Johnson, January 19, 1762

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Undated manuscript by a member of the De Lancey family

Undated manuscript by a member of the De Lancey family

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Certificate issued by Ensign Benjamin Moses on behalf of the Continental Army to Susannah De Lancey for pasturing 20 horses for one night, September 25, 1778

Certificate issued by Ensign Benjamin Moses on behalf of the Continental Army to Susannah De Lancey for pasturing 20 horses for one night, September 25, 1778

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Letter from Stephen De Lancey to his father, Oliver De Lancey, January 14, 1779

Letter from Stephen De Lancey to his father, Oliver De Lancey, January 14, 1779

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Receipt issued by the Continental Army to Susannah De Lancey, November 23rd, 1778

Receipt issued by the Continental Army to Susannah De Lancey, November 23rd, 1778

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Receipted bill issued by Nicholas Roosevelt to Stephen De Lancey, June 24, 1767

Receipted bill issued by Nicholas Roosevelt to Stephen De Lancey, June 24, 1767

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Bill issued by Robert Montgomery to Stephen De Lancey, paid by Thomas Jones and receipt issued by John Jay, August 13, 1773

Bill issued by Robert Montgomery to Stephen De Lancey, paid by Thomas Jones and receipt issued by John Jay, August 13, 1773

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Inventory of the real estate and slaves belonging to the late Stephen De Lancey, February 27, 1746-1747

Inventory of the real estate and slaves belonging to the late Stephen De Lancey, February 27, 1746-1747

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Marriage license issued by Cadwallader Colden to Sir William Draper and Susannah De Lancey, October 10, 1770

Marriage license issued by Cadwallader Colden to Sir William Draper and Susannah De Lancey, October 10, 1770

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Account reconciliation between Joseph Murray and James De Lancey, June 17, 1736

Account reconciliation between Joseph Murray and James De Lancey, June 17, 1736


Receipted bill issued by Richard Harrison to John Peter De Lancey for 33 pounds 10 shillings, April 26, 1791

Receipted bill issued by Richard Harrison to John Peter De Lancey for 33 pounds 10 shillings, April 26, 1791

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Receipted bill issued by order of Captain Nathaniel and presented by David Bouton to Stephen De Lancey for imprisonment as a Loyalist, January 12, 1777

Receipted bill issued by order of Captain Nathaniel and presented by David Bouton to Stephen De Lancey for imprisonment as a Loyalist, January 12, 1777

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Letter from James Fenimore Cooper to William Heathcote De Lancey, October 5, 1838

Letter from James Fenimore Cooper to William Heathcote De Lancey, October 5, 1838

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Letter from James Fenimore Cooper to William Heathcote De Lancey, September 8, 1838

Letter from James Fenimore Cooper to William Heathcote De Lancey, September 8, 1838

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Letter from James Fenimore Cooper to William Heathcote De Lancey, October 6, 1838

Letter from James Fenimore Cooper to William Heathcote De Lancey, October 6, 1838

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Letter from James Fenimore Cooper to William Heathcote De Lancey, March 4, 1835

Letter from James Fenimore Cooper to William Heathcote De Lancey, March 4, 1835

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Letter from James Fenimore Cooper to William Heathcote De Lancey, May 6, 1839

Letter from James Fenimore Cooper to William Heathcote De Lancey, May 6, 1839

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Undated description and $20 reward offered by John Peter De Lancey for the return of a runaway slave, Sam

Undated description and $20 reward offered by John Peter De Lancey for the return of a runaway slave, Sam

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Military commission issued by King George III to James De Lancey, January 24, 1805

Military commission issued by King George III to James De Lancey, January 24, 1805

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Military commission issued by King George III to James De Lancey, September 18, 1806

Military commission issued by King George III to James De Lancey, September 18, 1806

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Military commission issued by King George III to John De Lancey, June 13, 1781

Military commission issued by King George III to John De Lancey, June 13, 1781

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Military commission issued by King George III to James De Lancey, February 7, 1783

Military commission issued by King George III to James De Lancey, February 7, 1783

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Military commission issued by King George III to James De Lancey, December 20, 1786

Military commission issued by King George III to James De Lancey, December 20, 1786

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Letter from Richard Henry FitzRoy Somerset, 2nd Baron Raglan to James De Lancey, June 23, 1844

Letter from Richard Henry FitzRoy Somerset, 2nd Baron Raglan to James De Lancey, June 23, 1844

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Vendue. Will Be Sold at Public Sale, at the House of the Late John P. Delancey, Esqr.

Vendue. Will Be Sold at Public Sale, at the House of the Late John P. Delancey, Esqr.

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Undated pedigree of Miss Susan De Lancey. Paternal Line

Undated pedigree of Miss Susan De Lancey. Paternal Line

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Undated pedigree of the De Lancey family from L'Armorial général de France. Second register, volume 2, Bibliothèque du Roi, Paris

Undated pedigree of the De Lancey family from L'Armorial général de France. Second register, volume 2, Bibliothèque du Roi, Paris

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Undated genealogy of the De Lancey family

Undated genealogy of the De Lancey family

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Inventory of household furnishings at the late Stephen De Lancey's mansion, 115 Broadway, July 11, 1746

Inventory of household furnishings at the late Stephen De Lancey's mansion, 115 Broadway, July 11, 1746

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Letter from John Peter De Lancey to John De Lancey, August 31, 1789

Letter from John Peter De Lancey to John De Lancey, August 31, 1789

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Receipt issued by Hannah Johnson to John Peter De Lancey for $40, for boarding and lodging Peter, January 1, 1818

Receipt issued by Hannah Johnson to John Peter De Lancey for $40, for boarding and lodging Peter, January 1, 1818

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Receipted bill issued by Thomas Cadle to John Peter De Lancey for 15 pounds 10 shillings 7 pence, January 17, 1794

Receipted bill issued by Thomas Cadle to John Peter De Lancey for 15 pounds 10 shillings 7 pence, January 17, 1794

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Receipted bill issued by Mapes & Oakley to William Heathcote De Lancey for $50.00, May 12, 1819

Receipted bill issued by Mapes & Oakley to William Heathcote De Lancey for $50.00, May 12, 1819

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Receipted bill issued by Cornelius F. Ferris for Robert Smith & Belcher, to John Peter De Lancey for 2 pounds 11 shillings 8 pence, August 9, 1819

Receipted bill issued by Cornelius F. Ferris for Robert Smith & Belcher, to John Peter De Lancey for 2 pounds 11 shillings 8 pence, August 9, 1819

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Receipted bill issued by Mapes & Oakley to William Heathcote De Lancey for $43.00, May 8, 1819

Receipted bill issued by Mapes & Oakley to William Heathcote De Lancey for $43.00, May 8, 1819

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Receipt issued by Hannah Johnson to John Peter De Lancey for $40, for clothing, boarding and lodging of a slave, February 21, 1817

Receipt issued by Hannah Johnson to John Peter De Lancey for $40, for clothing, boarding and lodging of a slave, February 21, 1817

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Receipted bill issued by Leavitt & Lee to John Peter De Lancey for $24.45, October 9, 1817

Receipted bill issued by Leavitt & Lee to John Peter De Lancey for $24.45, October 9, 1817

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Receipted bill issued by Lewis Hartman to John Peter De Lancey for $23.50, December 3, 1818

Receipted bill issued by Lewis Hartman to John Peter De Lancey for $23.50, December 3, 1818

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Receipted bill issued by Joseph Howland to John Peter De Lancey, 1815

Receipted bill issued by Joseph Howland to John Peter De Lancey, 1815

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Receipted bill issued by J. & T. Garniss to John Peter De Lancey, May 31, 1815

Receipted bill issued by J. & T. Garniss to John Peter De Lancey, May 31, 1815

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Receipted bill issued by Jones & Bailey to John Peter De Lancey for $17.93, October 22, 1818

Receipted bill issued by Jones & Bailey to John Peter De Lancey for $17.93, October 22, 1818

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Receipted bill issued by James W. Brown on behalf of Jared Peck to John Peter De Lancey, September 16, 1819

Receipted bill issued by James W. Brown on behalf of Jared Peck to John Peter De Lancey, September 16, 1819

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Receipted bill issued by J. Pratt to John Peter De Lancey for $13.00, July 14, 1818

Receipted bill issued by J. Pratt to John Peter De Lancey for $13.00, July 14, 1818

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Receipted bill issued by James W. Brown on behalf of Jared Peck to John Peter De Lancey for $12.25, June 28, 1817

Receipted bill issued by James W. Brown on behalf of Jared Peck to John Peter De Lancey for $12.25, June 28, 1817

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Receipted bill issued by Wood Rushmore & Co. to John Peter De Lancey for $17.40, December 12, 1812

Receipted bill issued by Wood Rushmore & Co. to John Peter De Lancey for $17.40, December 12, 1812

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