CLINTON, De Witt, 1769-1828


Library of Congress

Guide to Research Collections

Albany Institute of History and Art
Albany, NY
Papers: 1775-1813. 180 items. DeWitt Clinton Broadside collection includes broadsides and circulars dealing mainly with New York and U.S. politics, 1879-1802, and New York State Senate and Assembly reports, 1811-1813. Finding aid.


Boston Public Library
Boston, MA
Papers: 8 items.


Columbia University
Rare Book and Manuscript Library
New York, NY
Papers: 1785-1828. Ca. 3,400 items. Twenty-four volumes of public papers and letterbooks. Volumes 1-15 contain letters received (1785-1828), volumes 16-23 are letterbooks (1793-1828). Volume 24 contains miscellaneous papers, speeches, and poems in various hands. Available on microfilm. Finding aid.


Connecticut Historical Society
Hartford, CT
Papers: 1 letter from Timothy Dwight (December 23, 1812) in miscellaneous letters; 1 letter from Oliver Wolcott (April 4, 1822) in Oliver Wolcott manuscripts; and 1 letter to secretary of the navy in A.L. Butler autograph collection.


Goshen Library and Historical Society
Goshen, NY
Papers: 1 military commission.


Grand Lodge Library and Museum
Masonic Hall
New York, NY
Papers: 1790-1828. 3 feet. Correspondence, administrative documents, and memorabilia concerning his activities as chief officer of the Grand Lodge of New York.


Library of Congress
Manuscripts Division
Washington, DC
Papers: 1788-1828. 4 items.


Long Island Historical Society
Brooklyn, NY
Papers: Letters in Brooklyn letters collection 1814-1976.


Massachusetts Historical Society
Boston, MA
Papers: 27 items (1802-1828) in various collections. Finding aid.


Museum of the City of New York
New York, NY
Papers: 1778-1818. 9 items. Also portraits.


New Jersey Historical Society
Newark, NJ
Papers: Correspondence in Stevens family papers, 1663-1959.


New-York Historical Society
New York, NY
Papers: 1784-1828. 1 volume. Volume contains letters (153 items) sent to Clinton relating primarily to his membership in various organizations.

Additional Papers: In the Clinton family papers, 1779-1856; minutes of the New York City Mayor’s court, 1808; Mayor Clinton, 2 volumes, 1812; and correspondence in the Randall J. LeBoeuf collection, 1764-1857.


New York Public Library
New York, NY
Papers: 1790-1835. Ca. 115 items. Correspondence, clippings, and miscellaneous papers including letters (1807-1812) to Henry Remsen relating to personal matters, politics, real estate, legislation, and proposed banks; and letters (1815-1825) to John Pinard relating to Clinton’s son, construction of canals, and the historical and medical societies of New York City.


New York State Library
Manuscripts and Special Collections
Albany, NY
Papers: 1788-1833. 45 items. Letterbook (1818-1823) of letters to his son; letterbook (1827-1833) of George Clinton; speeches, (ca. 1792-1811); scrapbook of clippings, memorial and obituary notices; correspondence; bills; telegrams and legal papers of Clinton and his family. Finding aid.


Pierpont Morgan Library
New York, NY
Papers: 1790-1827. 16 items.


University of Virginia
Alderman Library
Charlottesville, VA
Papers: Correspondence in various collections. Finding aid.


Washington’s Headquarters and Museum
Newburgh, NY
Papers: 1783-1856. 184 items. Correspondence, military papers, and proclamations by and about Clinton. Many letters are from Clinton to his son, Charles A. Clinton, and relate chiefly to political matters. Includes minutes (1856) of the Century Club concerning a portrait of Clinton. Finding aid.