From the Rare Books and Manuscripts Division, Center for the Humanities, The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations
The Theodorus Bailey Myers (1821-1888) collection consists of letters, documents, paper money, portraits and other prints of individuals prominent in American history during the colonial period, the American Revolution, and the nineteenth century. Represented in the collection are the signers of the Declaration of Independence, governors of New Netherlands and New York, members of the Continental Congress, and generals and other military figures of the revolution. Also included are the papers of General Daniel Morgan, 1777-1808; letterbook of General Mordecai Gist, 1777-1779; documents reflecting the activities of the Pennsylvania Assembly, 1754-1759; payrolls and subsistence accounts of New York regiments, 1756-1758; and manuscripts of sermons of Lewis Rou, minister of the French Protestant Church in New York City, 1704-1750. An account by Don Juan de Casta of the 1762 siege of Havana is also included.
Number of rolls: 6