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Guide to the Ryerson family papers and photographs ARC.095

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Collection processed by Patricia Glowinski

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on October 19, 2016
Finding aid written in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Descriptive Summary

 
Creator: Ryerson family
Title: Ryerson family papers and photographs
Dates [inclusive]: 1700 to circa 1920
Abstract: The Ryerson family papers and photographs contain deeds, wills, invoices, receipts, account books, architectural records, tax records, genealogical notes, minutes, and photographs relating to the Ryerson family of Brooklyn. The collection spans the 18th and 19th centuries with the bulk of the collection from the 19th century. John and Jacob Ryerson inherited family farmland in Wallabout. The brothers also owned farmland in Flatlands on New Lots Road near Kings Highway. Also, a Ryerson family homestead was located on what is now the Parade Grounds in Prospect Park. Variations of the Ryerson family name include Adriance, Martense, Ryers, and Ryerse.
Quantity: 1.75 linear feet in two manuscript boxes and one oversize box
Text [Box]: ARC.095 1 of 2
Text [Box]: ARC.095 2 of 2
Text [Box]: OS-26
Call Phrase: ARC.095
Sponsor: This collection was processed and described in October 2007 by Ilaria Papini. The finding aid was revised and entered into Archivists' Toolkit by Nicholas Pavlik as part of the project, "Uncovering the Secrets of Brooklyn's 19th Century Past: Creation to Consolidation," funded by the Council on Library and Information Resources, with additional support from The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation.