LIVINGSTON, Walter (1740-1797)

LIVINGSTON, WALTER, (nephew of Philip Livingston and father of Henry Walter Livingston), a Delegate from New York; born November 27, 1740; delegate to the provincial convention held in New York in April and May 1775; member of the First Provincial Congress from May to November 1775; judge of Albany County in 1774 and 1775; served as commissary of stores and provisions for the department of New York from July 17, 1775, until September 7, 1776, when he resigned; deputy commissary general of the northern department in 1775 and 1776; member of the State assembly 1777-1779 and served as speaker in 1778; member of the New York and Massachusetts Boundary Commission in 1784; a member of the board of regents of the University of the State of New York 1784-1787; Member of the Continental Congress in 1784 and 1785; appointed Commissioner of the United States Treasury in 1785; died in New York City on May 14, 1797; interment in Trinity Churchyard.

New York State Library
Manuscripts and Special Collections
Albany, NY
Papers: 1786, 2 pages.
A letter from Walter Livingston to Henry Oothoudt and Jeremiah Van Rensselaer written on April 12, 1786. In the letter, Walter Livingston writes to settle his account with them and thanks them for their efforts on his behalf.

Papers: 1792, 3 pages.
The author of this letter is not identified. It is identified as a draft of a letter to Henry G. Livingston. "You ask me what sacrifice I have made by Walter Livingston. You know your offers to Walter, you was sensible at the time, that your bond had two years and upwards to run, but you did not chose to have it in the hands of W. L. you therefore made him the offers which he accepted of I suppose to suit your own convenience. In consequence of that settlement I agreed to take back the house at Red Hook and to give you a longer time to pay your bond to me, I mean the one that has no connections with the company."

Papers: In the Christopher Champlin Business Records, 1762-1797, 0.25 cubic foot.
Subjects include Walter Livingston.

Papers: In the John Jordon Morgan Papers, 1762-1873, 1 cubic foot.
Subjects include Walter Livingston.


Columbia County Historical Society
Kinderhook, NY
Papers: In the Livingston Manor (N.Y.: Estate) Maps and Papers, 1763-1903, 0.2 cubic foot.
Subjects include Walter Livingston.


Cornell University
Carl A. Kroch Library
Ithaca, NY
Papers: In Washington Irving's "Life of George Washington," Volume XII, Miscellany, 1769-1838, 74 items.
Correspondents include Walter Livingston.


New Haven Colony Historical Society Library
New Haven, CT
Papers: In the Sherman Family Papers, ca. 1745-1945, 1 oversize volume and 2 boxes.
The collection contains a report of a committee investigating Walter Livingston.


The New Jersey Historical Society
Newark, NJ
Papers: In the Parker Family Papers, ca. 1676-1946, 7 linear feet.
Other authors include Walter Livingston.


The New-York Historical Society
New York, NY
Papers: In the Robert R. Livingston Papers, 1707-1862, 21.5 linear feet.
Correspondents include Walter Livingston.