Our Collection

At the Institute’s core is the Gilder Lehrman Collection, one of the great archives in American history. More than 75,000 items cover five hundred years of American history, from Columbus’s 1493 letter describing the New World to soldiers’ letters from World War II and Vietnam. Explore primary sources, visit exhibitions in person or online, or bring your class on a field trip.

James, Duke of York (fl. 1680) Appointment of John Levin to be the agent and servant in New York

High-resolution images are available to schools and libraries via subscription to American History, 1493-1943. Check to see if your school or library already has a subscription. Or click here for more information. You may also order a pdf of the image from us here.

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.04858 Author/Creator: James, Duke of York (fl. 1680) Place Written: Windsor, [England] Type: Manuscript signed Date: 1680/05/24 Pagination: 2p. + docket 32.8 x 21.0

Summary of Content: James Duke of York appointed John Levin to be his agent and servant in New York, and to inquire about rents, profits, and other similar matters.

People: Levin, John, fl. 1680
James II, King of England and Ireland, and James VII, King of Scotland, 1633-1701

Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: NobilityLandlord and TenantFinanceImmigration and MigrationGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign Policy

Sub Era:

Order a Copy Citation Guidelines for Online Resources