New York State Senate

The Spirit of the Laws, Vol II, 1758


From the collections of Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site, Albany, NY

Copper Engraving Plate

Philip Schuyler Esq, with coat of arms for bookplates.

From the collections of Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site, Albany, NY

The Parliamentary or Constitutional History of England from the Earliest Times to the Restoration of King Charles the II, Volume1 of the 2nd Edition in 24 vols., 1762

This edition contains the inked book plate of Philip Schuyler

From the collections of Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site, Albany, NY

Orders from the Convention of the Representatives of New York State, July 16, 1776

Contains an order to Peter Van Brugh Livingston to provide money to Coll. Cortland and Mr. Platt so they may provide provisions for the forces called to serve in the highlands.

From the collections of Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site, Albany, NY


Petition to the House of Representatives, 1786

A petition to the House of Representatives that convened at the General Assembly in New York City pleading for an extension of the deadline to apply for compensation, reminding the Representatives of their loyalty during the war.

From the collections of Senate House State Historic Site

Laws of the State of NY, with Acts of the Legislature, Vol. 1, 1789

This book belonged to Philip Schuyler, the first Senator of New York State.

From the collections of Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site Albany, NY

History of New York for Schools 1840

During his administration (1839-1843), Governor William Seward recognized the discrepancies in educational opportunities across New York State and decided to commission a set of two hundred volumes for each of the state’s eleven thousand school districts. The books included state histories, histories of foreign countries, natural history and philosophy. These three volumes are from a set published by Harper & Brothers in 1840: The History of New York, Vols. I-II by William Dunlap and The Life of De Witt Clinton by James Renwick. They reflect Governor Seward’s love of learning and serious commitment to educational reform.

On Loan from the Seward House Museum, Auburn, New York

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New York State Senate Desk

This mahogany lift-top desk was used by State Senator Webster Wagner of New York’s 18th Senatorial District from 1879 to 1881. Wagner, a successful inventor and railroad entrepreneur served in the New York State Assembly before his election to the State Senate in 1871. He represented his Montgomery County district until his death in a railroad accident in 1882.

New York State Museum Collection

Armchair

Leather upholstered walnut desk chair from the New York State Capitol's Senate Chamber. This chair was used by Senator Francis Gates from New York’s 37th District.

New York State Museum Collection

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