Governors' Records Held Elsewhere
RELATED RECORDS AND PAPERS AT THE NEW YORK STATE LIBRARY
The New York State Library, Manuscripts and Special Collections, holds a number of collections relating to New York State governors in addition to those listed above Many of these collections consist of one or two items such as land grants, military appointments, receipts for funds, or letters to or from the governor. However, several larger collections, described below, each contain materials relating to a number of governors.
The William Gorham Rice Papers, 1841-1937 (8 boxes), include correspondence, articles, legislative bills, and other materials relating to Rice's career as secretary to Governors Grover Cleveland and David B. Hill.
The George Stephenson Bixby Papers, 1872-1935 (15 boxes, 12 packages), include materials used in preparing a biography of David B. Hill; letters to Hill; Hill's letter copybooks and speeches; and speeches of Roswell P. Flower.
The James Mahoney Papers, 1925-1942 (2 cubic feet), include personal and business letters addressed to Mahoney, an assistant secretary to Governors Alfred E. Smith, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Herbert Lehman. The letters deal with issues before the legislature, political matters, requests for the governor's attention, and other matters. Correspondents include a wide variety of individuals representing government agencies, business firms, special interest groups, and politicians.
The New York State Governor's Autograph Collection, 1815-1900 (81 items), includes commissions, appointments, deeds, recommendations, official correspondence, and personal letters, all bearing the signature of a governor.