TOMPKINS, Daniel D., 1774-1825



Courtesy U.S. Senate Historical Office

Guide to Research Collections

Columbia University
Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Butler Library
New York, NY
Papers: 1795-1819, 38 items.
Correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, prints, and printed material relating to Daniel Tompkins and his family. Correspondents include John Peter Van Ness and Peter Van Pelt. There are portraits of Daniel Tompkins and his wife, as well as cabinet photographs of the Governor’s mansion in Albany.


Buffalo and Erie County Public Library
Rare Book Room, Lafayette Square
Buffalo, NY
Papers: In the Buffalo Public Library Collection of Miscellaneous Manuscripts T-Z, 1592-1954, 0.5 cubic foot.
A letter from Daniel D. Tompkins to Major General Peter B. Porter written in 1817. In the letter, Daniel Tompkins asks Major General Porter if he would serve if nominated as Daniel Tompkins’ successor as governor of New York State.


Cornell University Library
Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Butler Library
Ithaca, NY
Papers: In the Ebenezer Ripley Letters to Samuel Flower, 1797-1809, 8 items.
Subjects include Daniel D. Tompkins.

Papers: In the Johnson Family Papers, 1776-1937, 1.9 cubic feet.
Correspondents include Daniel D. Tompkins.


Dearborn Historical Commission
Dearborn, MI
Papers: 1859, 2 items.
A mortgage and tax receipt for land in Dearborn Township, Michigan belonging to Daniel D. Tompkins.


DeWitt Historical Society of Tompkins County
Clinton House
Ithaca, NY
Papers: In the Historic Folders Collection, 1809-1977, 1 cubic foot.
Documents include a copy of a letter from Daniel D. Tompkins to Captain Abraham Bloom, 1809.


Dobbs Ferry Historical Society
Dobbs Ferry, NY
Papers: In the Ravekes Family Papers, ca. 1867-1960, 1 cubic foot.
The papers contain several letters pertain to a painting by J.W. Jarvis of Daniel D. Tompkins.


Historic Cherry Hill
Albany, NY
Papers: In the Stephen Van Rensselaer Military Papers, 1812-1816, 8 folders.
Persons represented include Daniel D. Tompkins.


James Monroe Museum and Memorial Library
Fredericksburg, VA
Papers: In the James Monroe Papers, 1814-1823, 14 items.
The letters of James Monroe while he was Secretary of War. Correspondents include Daniel Tompkins.


Library of Congress
Manuscript Division
Washington, DC
Papers: 1808-1822, 4 items.
A letterbook documenting Daniel Tompkins’s first term as governor of New York and letters concerning land grants.

Papers: In the Lewis Eller Asher Autograph Collection, 1757-1925, 93 items.
Persons represented include Daniel D. Tompkins.


Lorenzo State Historic Site
Cazenovia, NY
Papers: In the Lincklaen and Ledyard Family Papers, ca. 1780-1973, approximately 25 cubic feet.
Correspondents include Governor Daniel D. Tompkins.


The Morgan Library
Department of Literary and Historical Manuscripts
New York, NY
Papers: 1811, 1 item.
A letter from Daniel D. Tompkins to E. Gerry written on May 6, 1811. In the letter, Daniel Tompkins writes doncerning a pardon for William C. Davis.

Papers: 1811, 1 item.
A letter from Daniel D. Tompkins to E. Gerry

Papers: In the Ford Collection, 1799, 1 item.
A letter from Daniel D. Tompkins to William Barker written on April 23, 1799.

Papers: In the Ford Collection, 1813, 1 item.
A legal document of Daniel D. Tompkins from October 22, 1813. In the document, Daniel Tompkins appoints David Dunhar his attorney.


New Jersey Historical Society
Newark, NJ
Papers: In the Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection, 1664-1956, 10 feet.
Other authors include Daniel D. Tompkins.


New York Genealogical and Biographical Society Library
New York, NY
Papers: In the Beekman Family Papers, 1738-1854, 0.3 cubic foot.
Subjects include Daniel D. Tompkins.


New-York Historical Society
Manuscript Collection
New York, NY
Papers: 1805, 1 page.
A document dated March 1, 1805, appointing Daniel Tompkins to be a judge in the District Court in New York, and signed by Thomas Jefferson, President, and James Madison, Secretary of State.

Papers: 1821, 1 page.
A letter from Daniel Tompkins to Smith Thompson written on February 12, 1821. In the letter, Daniel Tompkins recommends William A. Bloodgood for a midshipman’s warrant.

Papers: In the Ebenezer Stevens Letter book, 1807-1814, 1 volume.
Correspondents Daniel D. Tompkins.

Papers: In the Tompkins-Wright Family Papers, 1792-1858, 1925; 0.4 linear feet.
Includes papers of Daniel D. Tompkins issued by him while practicing as an attorney in New York City and while serving as state governor. Other correspondence from Daniel Tompkins to James Webster and William Cockburn for lands in Greene County. Also includes a marriage certificate of Daniel H. Tompkins and Elizabeth Wright, September 26, 1833.


New York State Archives
Cultural Education Center
Albany, NY
Papers: In the New York (State) Comptroller’s Office Register of Abstracts of Audited Accounts for Governor’s Military Expenses, 1819, 0.2 cubic foot.
Subjects include Daniel D. Tompkins.

Papers: In the New York (State) Governor (1807-1817: Tompkins) Gubernatorial and Personal Records, 1792-1823, 18.1 cubic feet.
The papers of Governor Daniel D. Tompkins.

Papers: In the New York (State) Adjutant General’s Office Transcriptions of War of 1812 Payrolls for New York State Militia Units, 1812-1815, 8.5 cubic feet.
Persons represented include Daniel D. Tompkins.


New York State Library
Manuscripts and Special Collections
Albany, NY
Papers: 1807, 4 pages.
A letter from Daniel Tompkins to Morgan Lewis written on July 22, 1807. In the letter, Daniel Tompkins writes regarding contracts.

Papers: 1808, 1 page.
A letter from Daniel Tompkins to Adjutant General Solomon Van Rensselaer written on March 23, 1808. In the letter, Daniel Tompkins writes on military matters and mentions Major Cherry and a memorandum to be enclosed in the note..

Papers: 1808, 1 page.
A letter from Daniel Tompkins to William Leffingwell, April 14, 1808. The letter includes discussion of a mortgage bond held by Mr. Frappen.

Papers: 1808, 2 pages.
A letter from Daniel Tompkins to Stephen Van Rensselaer written on June 21, 1808. In the letter, Daniel Tompkins writes concerning true ownership of the title on a lot of land on Bayard’s farm.

Papers: 1811, 1 page.
An appointment signed by Daniel D. Tompkins of Richard Sill as surgeon’s mate of the 4th Cavalry Regiment, New York State Militia.

Papers: 1812, 2 pages.
An order to Morgan Lewis from Daniel D. Tompkins issued on February 17, 1812. Daniel Tompkins writes in the order that some of the supplies are not available.

Papers: 1812, 1 page.
A letter from Daniel Tompkins to Major General Stephen Van Fensselaer written on June 10, 1812. In the letter, Daniel Tompkins includes a list of the Cavalry Majors for the Southern, Middle, Eastern, and Western districts, and asks him to select three to command the three squadrons of the detached regiment of cavalry.

Papers: 1816, 1 page.
A broadside published on April 4, 1816, announcing the Republican nomination of Daniel D. Tompkins for Governor.

Papers: In the Simon DeRidder Papers, 1763-1890, 49 items.
Subjects include Daniel D. Tompkins.

Papers: In the James Kent Collection, 1785-1845, 1 box.
A letter from James Kent to Governor Daniel D. Tompkins written on September 1, 1813. In the letter, James Kent discusses the reasons why he believes the State of New York has no legal jurisdiction in matters concerning Indians on reservations.


Onondaga Historical Association
Research Center
Syracuse, NY
Papers: In the Thaddeus M. Wood Papers, 1802-1818. 6 items.
Military appointments made by the State of New York to Wood, and signed by several people, including Daniel D. Tompkins.

Papers: In the Land Patent Collection, 1790-1864, 0.3 cubic foot.
Land patents signed by several people, including Daniel D. Tompkins.


Rochester Museum and Science Center
Rochester, NY
Papers: In the Non-Local Documents and Pictures A-L, 1786-1980, approximately 7 cubic feet.
The collection contains a campaign song for Daniel D. Tompkins, 1807.


Rochester Public Library
Local History Division
Rochester, NY
Papers: In the Anna V. Cornwall Papers, ca. 1735-1910, 42 items.
Two letters to Josiah Depuy from Solomon Van Rensselaer, dated April 19, 1810, advocating the election of Governor Platt and attacking the character of Daniel D. Tompkins.


Scarsdale Historical Society
Scarsdale, NY
Papers: In the Document Collection, 1811-1984, approximately 3 cubic feet.
Other authors include Daniel D. Tompkins.


St. Mark’s Church in-the-Bowery
Archives
New York, NY
Papers: In the Cemetery and Burial Information, ca. 1830-1975, 1.2 cubic feet.
The papers contain cemetery and burial information for Daniel D. Tompkins.


State University of New York at Buffalo
The Poetry/Rare Books Collection
Buffalo, NY
Papers: In the Thomas B. Lockwood Collection, 1799-1819, 3 items.
Includes correspondence addressed to Samuel Jones, Arch. McIntyre, and a document assigning the terms of clerkship of Enoch Ely to Peter Hawes.


State University of New York College at Plattsburgh
Special Collections Feinberg Library
Plattsburgh, NY
Papers: In the Bailey-Moore Family Correspondence, 1783-1923, approximately 2 cubic feet.
Correspondents include Daniel D. Tompkins.

Papers: In the Bailey-Moore Family Military Records, 1778-1868, approximately 1.2 cubic feet.
Subjects include Daniel D. Tompkins.

Papers: In the Nathaniel H. Pierson Papers, 1814-1893, 0.3 cubic foot.
Subjects include Daniel D. Tompkins.


State University of New York at Geneseo
Geneseo, NY
Papers: 1810, 1 page.
A commission dated April 27, 1810, appointing Caleb Hopkins as first Major of the Regiment of Militia in the County of Ontario whereof Ezra Patterson is Lieutenant-Colonel. Includes a portrait of D.D. Tompkins painted by J.W. Jarvis and engraved by T. Woolnoth.


Staten Island Historical Society
Biography and Genealogy Files Collection
Staten Island, NY
Papers: 1814-1820, 0.1 cubic foot.
The papers of Daniel D. Tompkins include original correspondence, photocopies of letters and portraits, and memorabilia, mostly relating to his personal life.


U.S. Military Academy Library
Special Collections
West Point, NY
Papers: 1814, 1 page.
A certificate of appreciation signed by Daniel Tompkins, to accompany a sword awarded to James Miller by the State of New York for his gallant conduct in the battles of Chippewa, Niagara, and Fort Erie.


University at Albany, State University of New York
Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries
Albany, NY
Papers: In the Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection, 1300-1970, 1 linear foot.
Other authors include Daniel D. Tompkins.


University at Buffalo, State University of New York
The Poetry Collection
Buffalo, NY
Papers: 1799, 1 item.
A letter from Daniel D. Tompkins to Samuel Jones written on January 19, 1799.

Papers: 1805, 1 item.
A document from Daniel D. Tompkins assigning the terms of clerkship of Enoch Ely to Peter Hawes, Attorney at Law.

Papers: 1819, 1 item.
A letter from Daniel D. Tompkins to Arch. McIntyre written on August 5, 1819.


University of Chicago
Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collections, Special Collections
Chicago, IL
Papers: 1815, 1 page.
A letter signed by Daniel Tompkins, Governor of New York. The letter is written to Benjamin Crowninshield, Secretary of the Navy, recommending W. John Vanderbergh to an appointment as a midshipman.