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James Riker papers, 1660-1989.

Collection Data

Riker, James, 1822-1889 (Collector)
Library locations
Manuscripts and Archives Division
Shelf locator: MssCol 2581
Ricker family
Content: Papers document colonial New York, the early settlement of Harlem, the history of the Riker family and the literary activity of James Riker. Included are original documents from colonial New York, transcripts and translations of documents, genealogical notes, research notes and memoranda, personal and financial records, correspondence, writings by James Riker and printed matter pertaining to his writings. Highlights include Dutch manuscript records of the town of Harlem (New York City), 1662-1674, in Dutch; Kingston, N.Y., church accounts, 1681-1684, in Dutch; original papers relating to the Harlem Commons; transcripts and extracts of early records concerning Harlem, Newtown, Long Island, Brooklyn and other early communities in New York; maps of Holland and New York; Civil War correspondence and military records of James Riker's brother John Lafayette Riker, who was Colonel of the United States Army New York Volunteer Infantry 62nd Regiment (Anderson Zouaves); and photographs of the Riker family and their descendants.
Content: Colonial papers in Dutch, French and English.
Physical Description
Extent: 16 linear feet (24 boxes, 39 v.).
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b11985413
MSS Unit ID: 2581
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): a4feeb20-c629-012f-5d5d-58d385a7bc34
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