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Lefferts family papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 319

Scope and Contents

Financial and real estate papers, legal documents, correspondence, and other papers relating to the Lefferts family of New York City and vicinity, and dating from 1712 to 1850, make up this collection. Various descendants of Jacob Lefferts (1686-1768), fourth son of Leffert Pietersen van Haughwout, a Huguenot immigrant from North Holland to New York in 1660, are represented. For a chart outlining the genealogical relations of the Lefferts family, please consult theGenealogical Chart. Further details can be found in Genealogy of the Lefferts Family, 1650-1878, by Teunis G. Bergen, 1878.

Also included in the papers are a group of documents concerning Aaron Burr's efforts to obtain a government pension in 1833-1834 for his Revolutionary War services. While most of the documents are in the hand of his clerk or of people making depositions, a few are signed by Burr.

The contents of the collection have been arranged chronologically and a brief description of each item provided. Most of the papers are in very fragile condition and require careful handling.

The papers were the gift of Mrs. Mario Pagano and Mrs. John Peter Beck in 1955.

Dates

  • 1712-1936

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection are in the public domain. There are no restrictions on use. Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Mrs. Mario Pagano and Mrs. John Peter Beck, 1955.

Extent

2.75 Linear Feet (1 box, 1 folio)

Language of Materials

English

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/mssa.ms.0319

Overview

Financial papers, deeds, legal documents, bills and receipts and other papers relating to the Lefferts and related families of New York. The papers include a group of documents concerning Aaron Burr's efforts in 1833-1834 to obtain a government pension. The papers also contain newspaper clippings covering the period 1830-1936.

Biographical / Historical

Various descendants of Jacob Lefferts (1686-1768), a fourth son of Leffert Pietersen van Haughwout, a Huguenot immigrant from North Holland to New York in 1660, are represented.

For a chart outlining the genealogical relations of the Lefferts family, please consult the Genealogical Chart.
Title
Guide to the Lefferts Family Papers
Status
Under Revision
Author
compiled by Janet Elaine Gertz
Date
July 1981
Description rules
Finding Aid Created In Accordance With Manuscripts And Archives Processing Manual
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

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