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Guide to the Alden Spooner family papers ARC.098

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128 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn 11201

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Collection processed by Nicholas Pavlik

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on March 30, 2017
Finding aid written in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Last updated by John Zarrillo  , March 2017

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Spooner, Alden
Creator: Spooner, Alden J. (Alden Jermain)
Creator: Spooner, Edwin B.
Title: Alden Spooner family papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1810-1867
Abstract: The Alden Spooner family papers span the period 1810 to 1867 and contain materials chiefly pertaining to Alden Spooner, though there are also items concerning his sons, Edwin B. and Alden Jermain Spooner. Materials pertaining to the elder Alden Spooner include an appeal from Spooner to the citizens of the City of Brooklyn for the establishment of a Brooklyn newspaper; correspondence, including letters to Spooner concerning the finances and publication of the; a copy of a letter from Spooner to Governor DeWitt Clinton concerning the 13th Regiment of the New York State Militia; a letter of resignation from poet James Bryant Shaw, and many other letters addressing Spooner's personal and business affairs; bills of sale; invitations; petitions from Spooner to the Board of Trustees of the Village of Brooklyn regarding the development of the area around his property; a synopsis of lectures at the Hamilton Literary Association; memoranda; agreements; and a letter from Spooner, in his capacity as recording secretary of the Brooklyn Lyceum Board of Trustees, to Theodore Dwight, Jr., requesting a copy of a lecture Dwight had delivered at the Lyceum. It also includes a bound collection of periodicals owned by Alden Spooner.
Quantity: 2 Linear Feet in eight folders, two oversize envelopes, and one custom box.
Text [Box]: ARC.098 1 of 1
Graphic Materials [Box]: Daguerreotypes 3
Text [Box]: OS-20
Call Phrase: ARC.098
Sponsor: This collection was processed and described 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.