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MS Am 889.278

Riker, James, 1822-1889. James Riker papers, 1877-1890: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Location: Harvard Depository
Call No.: MS Am 889.278
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Riker, James, 1822-1889.
Title: James Riker papers,
Date(s): 1877-1890 and undated
Quantity: .25 linear feet (1 box)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Papers of New York historian James Riker.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

No accession number. Bequest of Evert Jansen Wendell; received: 1918.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.
This collection is not housed at the Houghton Library but is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. Retrieval requires advance notice. Readers should check with Houghton Public Services staff to determine retrieval policies and times.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

James Riker Papers, 1877-1890 (MS Am 889.278). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

James Riker (1822-1889) was a New York historian and genealogist.


Arranged alphabetically by author or title.

Scope and Contents

Contains a clipping, financial statement, notes and correspondence; some concern Riker's book Harlem (City of New York): Its Origin and Early Annals (New York, 1881), and other subjects.

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