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Guide to the Pelletreau family papers. ARC.142

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Collection processed by Rachel M. Oleaga

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on November 20, 2018
English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Revised by Maggie Schreiner for DACS compliance  , November 2018

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Pelletreau, Elias
Creator: Pelletreau, Elias
Creator: Pelletreau family
Title: Pelletreau family papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1662-1921
Abstract: The Pelletreau family papers relate to multiple members of the Pelletreau family of Southampton, NY. A large portion of materials relate specifically to Elias Pelletreau and William S. Pelletreau as well as other members of the Southampton community. The collection includes a set of index cards providing access by individual name to the bulk of the documents. This collection is rich with legal and financial documentation that provide insight into the economic and political life of Southampton in Suffolk County, Long Island from the late seventeenth century to the early twentieth century. Document types include wills, deeds, indentures, indentures for apprenticeship, account books, maps and certificates. This collection also contains correspondence, some of which is in French, of the personal and family matters of the Pelletreau family. References to the American Revolution, land deals with the Shinnecock Native American Tribe, sea merchants and whaling as well as African-Americans appear in the collection in various genres of material.
Quantity: 1 Linear Feet in one manuscript box, one oversize flat box, and one box of index cards.
Language: The bulk of the material in this collection is in English; some documents are in French.
Call Phrase: ARC.142
Sponsor: Developed with grant funds from the U.S. Department of Education Underground Railroad Educational and Cultural (URR) Program.