Agreement between the Department of Public Parks of the City of New York and the American Museum of Natural History to build the Museum in Manhattan Square
The agreement was made on Dec. 22, 1877. Document signed by James F. Wenman (President of the Department of Public Parks), William Irwin (Secretary of Department of Public Parks) and Robert L. Stuart (President of the American Museum of Natural History), and dated Feb. 12, 1877 [i.e. 1878]. Last paragraph, "recorded in the Office of the Register of the City and County of New York," is dated Feb. 16, 1878. For a transcript of this document, see 10th annual report of the American Museum of Natural History, p. 20-25; document entitled: Contract with the Department of Public Parks for the occupation of the new building.
American Museum of Natural History -- Buildings -- Law and legislation., Manhattan Square (New York, N.Y.), Contracts