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Guide to the Sands family papers ARC.096

128 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11201

Brooklyn Historical Society

Collection processed by Patricia Glowinski

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on November 23, 2011
English. using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Additional content contributed by Emily Reynolds on January 14, 2011.  , January 14, 2011

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Codwise, George
Creator: Fisk, John
Creator: Sands, Benjamin, 1735-1824
Creator: Sands, Comfort, 1748-1834
Creator: Sands, Joshua, 1757-1835
Title: Sands family papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1776-1795
Abstract: The Sands family was one of the original three families that settled in and owned what is now Sands Point, N.Y. In 1784, Joshua and Comfort Sands, who were brothers, purchased 160 acres of land along the Brooklyn waterfront for $12,000. The Sands family papers consist of four items, dating from 1776 to 1795, and include two financial accounts pertaining to the American Revolutionary War, one indenture for apprenticeship at the Sands brothers ropemaking business, and one receipt.
Quantity: 0.03 Linear feet in three folders.
Text [Box]: ARC.096
Call Phrase: ARC.096
Sponsor: This collection was processed and described in October 2007 by Ilaria Papini. The original 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.