In early 2017, our fourth floor will be transformed into a new destination for historical education and innovation. During the current renovation, objects from our permanent collection are on view throughout the Museum.
A journall, with observations on my travail from Boston in N.E. to N.Y., New Jersies, & Philadelphia...
Pen and ink on paper
Support the New-York Historical Society
Help us present groundbreaking exhibitions and develop educational programs about our nation's history for more than 200,000 schoolchildren annually.
The son of William Waddell and Mary Waddell of Edinburgh, Scotland, and Dover, England, was in America by 1736. He was at first a shipbuilder and owner and then a very prosperous merchant in New York. Captain Waddell was one of the original subscribers to the fund that established the New York Society Library. This portrait, which was painted soon after the artist arrived from England, is an example of the most fashionable art then practiced in the colony of New York.
Gift of Edmund B. Southwick
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Museum & Library Map
Floor plan & visitor information
New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
at Richard Gilder Way (77th Street)
New York, NY 10024