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Collection processed by Craig P. Savino

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on January 19, 2021
eng using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Revised by Amy Lau, Archivist, to remediate oppressive language from subject terms and scope and contents note.  , December 2020

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Lefferts family
Title: Lefferts family papers
Dates [inclusive]: circa 1650s-1970s
Abstract: The Lefferts family papers contain documents created and collected by members of the Lefferts family, a Brooklyn family of Dutch origin that played a prominent role in the city's politics, society, and development. The collection also contains records created and collected by the stewards of the Lefferts Historic House Museum in relation to the Lefferts family and the house's history. The documents span from the 1650s to the 1970s and include those created by members of the Lefferts family in Brooklyn (particularly in the town of Flatbush) as well as members of the family that branched out into other parts of America including Ohio and Illinois. The collection covers a variety of subjects including the development of Flatbush, the Lefferts family role in the political, economic, religious, and social life of Flatbush and Brooklyn, colonial life, slavery, and more. The documents include personal papers and correspondence of the family members, papers related to maintenance of their farm and businesses, genealogical records of the family, and photographs and other graphic materials of family members and the Lefferts house. The collection also contains related clippings, some maps, and an assortment of books either owned by or related to the Lefferts family and Flatbush. There are some documents related to the maintenance of the Lefferts Historic House and some documents and graphic materials collected over time by the stewards of the house.
Quantity: 14.25 Linear Feet in 2 record cartons, 7 document boxes, and 14 oversize or odd-size boxes
Call Phrase: ARC.145
Sponsor: This collection was processed as part of The Leon Levy Archives Project for the Lefferts Family Collection

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Biographical / Historical

The first member of what would become the Lefferts family to arrive at what would become Brooklyn was Pieter Janse Hagewout, a cobbler who sailed in 1660 from Holland to New Amsterdam on the ship de Bonte Koe (The Spotted Cow). In 1661 Hagewout bought a house and lot in Vlacke Bos (Flatbush), but it is unknown what became of this land. It was his eldest son, Leffert Pieterse, who would go on in 1687 to purchase the fifty-eight acres in the village of Flatbush upon which the original Lefferts homestead would be built. From Leffert Pieterse on, the Lefferts family extended their land holdings in Brooklyn, Long Island, Queens, and New Jersey as well as extending the size of the Lefferts homestead in Flatbush. Leffert Pieterse's great-grandson, Peter Lefferts (1753-1829) married Femmetie Hegeman in 1784 and through the marriage and a purchase of 100 acres of land from Femmetie's sisters he acquired parts of the neighboring land once owned by Evert Hegeman.

Acquiring so much land and being one of the first Dutch families to develop in Brooklyn placed the Leffertses in a prominent position in the political and civic life of Flatbush and other parts of Brooklyn, and many Lefferts family members assumed roles typical of this prominence. Peter Lefferts (1753-1791) was a first lieutenant in the American Continental Army during the revolution and went on to hold such positions as Flatbush's Overseer of Highways and Overseer of the Poor. He was also elected as one of two delegates from Kings County to the Constitutional Convention in Poughkeepsie, NY in July of 1788 and was one of the founders of Erasmus Hall. Like many other members of the family would be in the future, Peter was involved with the Flatbush Reformed Dutch Church, serving as one of its first trustees and eventually as Church Master. Peter Lefferts's son, John Lefferts (1785-1829), was the County Treasurer (1811-1813), elected to Congress (1813), and elected to the State Senate (1826). Other prominent Lefferts family members include: Jacobus Lefferts (1757-1799), one of the wealthiest farmers and land holders in New Utrecht; Leffert Lefferts (1774-1847), first judge of King's County in 1823 and owner of a large farm in the village of Bedford Corners; John Lefferts (1826-1893), farmer and eventual President of the Brooklyn Safety Deposit Company, director in the Long Island Loan and Trust Company and stock holder in the Brighton Beach Railroad. Gertrude Lefferts Vanderbilt was another important member of the family, not only through her marriage to Judge John Vanderbilt (b. 1829) but also through her chronicling of Lefferts family history and genealogy and the social history of Flatbush.

The Lefferts house itself is an example of colonial-era Georgian architecture with two-stories, a gambrel roof, an attic, and a basement. In 1776 the Lefferts house was burned down by American troops, an action taken on several Flatbush homes so that they could not be used by the invading British and Hessian soldiers preceding and during the Battle of Long Island. Peter Lefferts (1753-1791) rebuilt the house on the same spot and, according to Gertrude Lefferts Vanderbilt, used some of the original timber and pieces from the original house with few modifications to the original design. Ownership of the house passed down through the family until the estate of John Lefferts offered the House to the City of New York on the condition that the House be moved from its original location (the site of the former boundary line of the town of Flatbush) onto city property. The City agreed and in 1918, in conjunction with the Dutch House Preservation Committee, the house was moved to Prospect Park. In 1920 the house was first opened as museum under the stewardship of the Fort Greene chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. The Lefferts Historic House is now owned by the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, operated by the Prospect Park Alliance, and is a member of the Historic House Trust. The house has undergone several renovations and is maintained as a historic house museum.

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Scope and Contents

The Lefferts family papers contain the records created and collected by members of the Lefferts family as well as some records created and collected by the Lefferts Historic House. This includes documents of the Lefferts farm, Lefferts land acquisitions and indentures, business transactions, genealogical records, photographs and other graphic materials, news clippings, books, personal papers, and ephemera.

The contents of the collection span from the 1650s to the 1970s though the bulk of the collection span from the 1720s to the 1930s. Much of the earlier material includes the land deeds and other estate matters of the family and shed light on the family's growing economic and political importance over time. This growing economic and political role includes the growing farm and land holdings, involvement in the development of Brooklyn's transportation infrastructure, and important positions among Brooklyn's banks, legislative system, and judicial system. Many prominent members of the Lefferts family are represented by these documents which were either created by them or reference them. Some of these family members are John Lefferts (1719-1776), Peter Lefferts (1753-1791), Femmetie Hegeman Lefferts (1760-1847), Jacobus L. Lefferts, Leffert Lefferts (1774-1847), Maria Lott Lefferts (1786-1865), and Gertrude Lefferts Vanderbilt (b.1824). The papers also include some records of individuals and families related to the Lefferts family such as John Cortelyou (1772-1829), the Lott family, the Remsen family, and the Alexander family. The case of John Cortelyou is particularly interesting as he was declared "A Lunatic" and had his estate handled by John Lefferts. The papers of Gertrude Lefferts Vanderbilt include manuscript notes on her family's experience in the 1863 Draft Riots and on her family in general. The Gertrude Lefferts Vanderbilt documents give a greater sense of the social history of the family and of Flatbush. The majority of the other papers on these Lefferts family members are in reference to their business matters and include inventories, promissory notes, land indentures, account ledgers, and some correspondence. Other Lefferts business is accounted for in the Lefferts Businesses series which includes Incorporations which the Lefferts were involved in (primarily transportation infrastructure companies) and some general receipts and business items in regards to the Lefferts farm.

The collection contains many items related to slavery including property lists, wills, and financial transactions that included enslaved people, bills of sale for enslaved people, slavery related news clippings (primarily from the late 19th and early 20th centuries), and financial records of payments to possibly free black men for manual labor. Among the draft manuscripts of Gertrude Lefferts Vanderbilt are accounts of the New York Draft Riots of 1863 and accounts of slavery among the Dutch in early New York. The collection also has some Civil War materials including a collection of clippings with accounts of battles and political issues and some clippings in regards to the assassination of President Lincoln.

Genealogical materials on the Lefferts family are also well represented in the collection. The collection contains copies of Teunis G. Bergen's Genealogy of the Lefferts family, 1650-1718 and Lefferd M.A. Haughwout's  The Lefferts-Houghwout family: a chart genealogy in eight generations (these monographs can also be found in the Brooklyn Historical Society stacks). The collection also contains several hand-written pages of Lefferts, Hegeman, Haughwout, Cortelyou and Lott family births, deaths, and marriages. Many of these genealogical records came from the Lefferts family bibles and some of these bibles still contain pages with genealogical or other notations written on their flyleaves. Many of the family bibles are in Dutch and are interesting artifacts of the religious connection of the Dutch families in Flatbush. This is further illustrated through the other religious books (also primarily in Dutch) that have been preserved within this collection. Other personal books of the Lefferts family within the collection shed light on Lefferts life as artifacts, such as the various cookbooks, one of which is entirely hand-written and probably belonged to Maria Lott Lefferts and Gertrude Lefferts Vanderbilt.

The collection contains images of various Lefferts family members, though many of the figures in these images are unidentified; these images are in a variety of formats including photographic prints, glass plate negatives, daguerreotypes, and tintypes. In addition to the photographs the collection contains a handful of maps. Most of these maps appear to be related to surveyor assessments and the sale of Lefferts-owned property. Other graphics include images of Brooklyn, New York City, and representations of the Battle of Long Island which resulted in the burning of the Lefferts homestead. More information on the Lefferts homestead can be found within the clippings files. The articles are primarily retrospectives concerning the place of the Lefferts family and their home in Brooklyn history, particularly as an old Dutch family which rose to prominence. There are also some articles concerning the house's eventual move from Flatbush to Prospect Park. More images of the house and other Lefferts buildings are among the graphic materials, showing the state of the house and Brooklyn at different periods. The collection also contains a handful of items in relation to the maintenance of the Lefferts house as a historic house and some ephemeral items that were among the materials within the house.

Arrangement

The files within most series are arranged alphabetically according to description with some exceptions. The Lefferts Family series is arranged chronologically according to figure with some miscellaneous documents appearing at the end.

Users of the collection should be aware that it is likely that documents on some matters will be found in various series, and in various folders within series. Check the series Scope and Content notes for specific examples.

Folders labeled with a date range might also include undated documents. Also, in some cases the date range was determined by the archivist based on a broad survey of folder contents and not on an item level review; accordingly, there may be items in the folders that fall outside the indicated range. Users of the collection should also be aware that some oversized items have been moved to four oversize containers. Notes have been made in these instances both in the folders from which the material was removed and in the container list in this finding aid.

The collection is organized into the following eight series:

Missing Title

  1. Lefferts Family, 1661-1925
  2. Lefferts Businesses, 1783-1882
  3. Lefferts House and Ephemera, 1728-1938
  4. Genealogical Material, circa 1720s-1930s
  5. Maps, 1794-1890s
  6. Graphic Materials, circa 1800s-1970s
  7. Clippings, circa 1830s-1957
  8. Books and Scrapbooks, 1659-1917

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Lefferts, John
  • Lefferts, John
  • Lefferts, John
  • Cortelyou, John
  • Lefferts, Eliza
  • Schenck, Sarah Lefferts
  • Lefferts, Maria Lott
  • Lefferts, John
  • Lefferts, Peter
  • Lefferts, James
  • Lefferts, Femmetie Hegemann
  • Lefferts, Jacobus L.
  • Vanderbilt, Gertrude Lefferts
  • Lefferts, Leffert

Document Type

  • Engravings
  • Tintypes (prints)
  • Bible
  • Account books
  • Financial records
  • Wills
  • Birth records
  • Death records
  • Marriage records
  • Land titles |z New York (State) |z Kings County
  • Cadastral maps
  • Manuscript maps
  • Receipts (financial records)
  • Cookbooks
  • Picture postcards
  • Genealogies
  • Indentures
  • Daguerreotypes (photographs)
  • Photographs

Subject Organizations

  • Gravesend and Coney Island Bridge and Road Company
  • Flatbush Dutch Reformed Church (Flatbush, New York, N.Y.)
  • Flatbush Plank Road Company
  • Brooklyn, Flatbush, and Coney Island Railway Company
  • Brooklyn, Jamaica, and Flatbush Turnpike Company

Subject Topics

  • Genealogy
  • Transportation -- New York (State) -- Kings County
  • Real property -- New York (State) -- New York -v Maps
  • Long Island, Battle of, New York, N.Y., 1776
  • Slavery -- New York (State) -- Kings County
  • Farms -- New York (State) -- Kings County
  • Enslaved people -- bills of sale
  • Draft Riot, New York, N.Y., 1863
  • Roads -- New York (State) -- Kings County
  • Deeds -- New York (State) -- Kings County

Subject Places

  • Kings County (N.Y.) |x History |y Revolution, 1775-1783
  • Long Island (N.Y.) |x History |y Revolution, 1775-1783
  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) |v Maps
  • New York (N.Y.) |v Maps.
  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
  • Flatbush (New York, N.Y.)

Family Name(s)

  • Lott family
  • Hegeman family
  • Lefferts family

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Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

Materials are open to researchers without restriction except those materials which are too fragile or materials which contain mold spores.

Conditions Governing Use

The majority of the materials in this collection are in the public domain, but for some materials copyright restrictions may apply and permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from Brooklyn Historical Society and the copyright holder.

Preferred Citation

Identification of item, date (if known); Lefferts family papers, ARC.145, Box and Folder number; Brooklyn Historical Society.

Related Materials

Brooklyn Historical Society holds the DeWitt Clinton papers (collection ARC.021) which contain correspondence regarding Leffert Lefferts and his desire to resign as judge from the Kings County Court in 1826.

Leffert Lefferts is also mentioned in 1824 correspondence from Gabriel Furman to his father, a state assemblyman (Gabriel Furman papers, collection ARC.190). And a deed conveying property in Flatbush to Leffert Lefferts is found in the  Nehemiah Denton papers (collection 1977.171).

The Gertrude Lefferts Vanderbilt collection (collection 1974.168) contains an assortment of legal and business records related to the Vanderbilt family in Flatbush, Kings County, New York. John Lefferts, Peter Lefferts, Cornelius Van Der Veer, and Jeremiah Lott appear in some of the documents in the collection as witnesses and members of various local appointments. The documents range from 1737 to 1818.

More material related to Gertrude Lefferts Vanderbilt can be found in BHS's Collection of Brooklyn, N.Y., Civil War relief associations records, ephemera and other material (ARC.245) which Vanderbilt had a hand in helping.

Separated Materials

An assortment of books owned by the Lefferts or related to the Lefferts were removed for cataloguing.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection is comprised of four separate accessions. The provenance for accession 1977.347 (the account book of Jacobus Lefferts) and the provenance for accession 1977.445 (receipt for shares in Brooklyn, Jamaica and Flatbush Turnpike company for Leffert Lefferts) are unknown, but both were formally accessioned in 1977. Accession 2006.004 (Lefferts family papers and memorabilia) was given as a gift in January of 2001 by Carol Schleede Chester. Accession 2010.001 (Lefferts family papers and book) was given as a gift in January of 2010 by the Prospect Park Alliance and Lefferts Historic House Museum of Brooklyn, NY.

Processing Information

The Lefferts family papers come from four different accessions. Two of these accessions, 1977.347 and 1977.445, were single items and were simply integrated with the rest of the Lefferts materials. Accession 2006.004 was previously processed by an archivist at Brooklyn Historical Society in conjunction with the Lefferts Historical House Museum staff in 2006. The project was supervised chiefly by Leilani Dawson. This accession was reprocessed when it was combined with the two earlier, single-item accessions and the most recent accession, all containing relevant Lefferts materials.

The most recent accession, 2010.001, consists of materials from the Lefferts Historical House Museum of the Prospect Park Alliance. These materials consist of items that have been part of the Lefferts Historical House since it was first moved to Prospect Park in 1919 and materials that were collected by or donated to the museum up until 2010. The museum was originally under the stewardship of the Fort Greene chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and some of the collected items reflect their interests in American colonial history. Other items were donated by descendents of the Lefferts family. No previous processing or arrangement was done on the materials from this accession.

Only accession 2006.004 had a discernable arrangement and after the addition of the three other accessions, the current arrangement somewhat reflects that prior arrangement, including separate series for Lefferts books and Lefferts visual materials, but with some notable additional series such as Genealogical Material and  Maps.

These materials were collectively processed by Craig P. Savino in 2011.

Oppressive descriptive language was remediated from the subject terms, abstract, and scope and contents notes in this finding aid as part of an anti-racist descriptive language audit performed in December 2020. Folder titles were retained to maintain record of descriptive language of collection creators.

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Container List

Series 1: Lefferts Family, 1661-1925. 1.25 Linear Feet in 3 document boxes.

Arrangement

Files are divided by family and family figure and arranged roughly chronologically by figure. Families related to the Lefferts in some way (the Smiths, the Lotts, the Remsens) come towards the end of the series. At the end of the series is a general folder of Lefferts land bills, deeds, indentures, and bills of sale for slaves.

Scope and Contents

The Lefferts Family series contains personal and business documents created by or in regards to members of the Lefferts family and families closely related to the Lefferts through marriage or business. These related families include the Cortelyou, Vanderbilt, Lott, Smith, Nostrand, Ditmars, Vecht and Remsen families of Brooklyn. Many of the prominent Lefferts family members are included in this series. Date spans of the lives of each figure have been provided where possible so as not to confuse the figures with other family members with the same name.

These documents include some of the early land grants and indentures maintained by the Lefferts family. Among these are the original land grant from Peter Stuyvesant to Pieter Janse Hagewout in 1661 and the records of his great-grandson, Peter Lefferts. Among Peter's files is an account of items and expenses for his funeral. Among the papers of his wife, Femmetie Hegeman, is the deed and land grant from Peter Stuyvesant to Adriaen Hegeman. Part of this land eventually passed to Femmetie and would become part of the Lefferts farm after her marriage to Peter. The papers of Peter's father, John Lefferts (1719-1776), includes an inventory of his estate taken in 1778 and provides an account of items the Lefferts had closest to the burning down of the Lefferts home in 1776. The files on Gertrude Lefferts Vanderbilt include accounts of her experiences on the family farm during the 1863 Draft Riots including aiding and sheltering black Americans who had fled from Manhattan. These files also include a manuscript titled "Incidents in the home life during the War of the Revolution" containing recollections of the family's oral history in regards to the Battle of Long Island. A folder on John Cortelyou (1772-1855) includes many documents on his care after he was declared "A Lunatic". John Lefferts was appointed to oversee Cortelyou's estate.

The series also includes some business and legal records related to the Lefferts family and other historic Brooklyn families. This includes some slave bills and indentures, land transfers, estate claims by members of the Ditmars and Vechte families, and the title for the Remsen family farm. An account book of Jacobus Lefferts is also within this series. Jacobus Lefferts was a wealthy farmer in the town of New Utrecht and the account book includes the names of over 60 persons with whom he dealt, mostly also in New Utrecht. For additional documents regarding businesses owned and operated by the Lefferts or documents on the operation of the Lefferts farm, see Series 2: Lefferts Businesses.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: OS 1 Item : 7 Pieter Janse Hagewout (1621-1661)
1661
Box: 1 Folder : 1 John Lefferts (1719-1776)

General

Moved to Oversize Box 1:

- Inventory of the Estate of John Lefferts, 1778

- Indenture and contract between John Lefferts and James Stryker, 1774

1759-1789
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Peter Lefferts (1753-1791)
circa 1780-1791
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Femmetie Hegeman Lefferts (1760-1847) and Hegeman Family

General

Moved to Oversize Box 1:

- Indenture and agreement between Femmetie Lefferts and John Cortelyou and Catherine Cortelyou (nee Lefferts), 1797

- Peter Stuyvesant deed conveying land to Adriaen Hegeman a plot of land in Flatbush, 1661. Text is in Dutch.

1661, 1728-1847
Box: OS 7 Leffert Lefferts: Bill of Sale Regarding Land in East Hampton
1767
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Garret Lefferts (1750-1773?)
1772
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Sarah Lefferts Schenck (1766-1848)
1793-1811
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Jacobus L. Lefferts (1757-1799): Account Book
1798-1799
Box: 1 Folder : 7 John Cortelyou (1772-1855)

General

Moved to Oversize Box 1:

- Two inventories of estate of John Cortelyou in account with John Lefferts, 1809-1810 and 1814-1815

- Two land indentures between Bateman Lloyd and John Lefferts (acting as commissioner of estate of "John Cortelyou a Lunatic"), 1809 and 1813

1797-1821
Box: 1 Folder : 8 John Lefferts (1785-1829) [1 of 2]

General

- Moved to Oversize Box 1: letter from __icah? Hawkins, 1822

1812-1829
Box: 1 Folder : 9 John Lefferts (1785-1829) [2 of 2]
1812-1829
Box: OS 1
Box: 1 Folder : 10 Leffert Lefferts (1774-1847)
1814-1844
Box: 2 Folder : 1 Maria Lott Lefferts (1786-1865)
1815-1851
Box: OS 3 Item : 1 Leffert Lefferts (circa 1788-?): Columbia College diploma
1802
Box: 2 Folder : 2 Colonel James Lefferts (1800-1862) and Ann Eliza Jones
1808, circa 1907
Box: 2 Folder : 3 Judge John Lefferts (1814-1877)
1850-1861
Box: 2 Folder : 4 Gertrude Lefferts Vanderbilt (1824-1902) [1 of 2]
1839-1902
Box: 2 Folder : 5 Gertrude Lefferts Vanderbilt (1824-1902) [2 of 2]
circa 1890
Box: 2 Folder : 6 Gertrude Lefferts Vanderbilt (1824-1902): Clippings
circa 1880s
Box: 2 Folder : 7 John Lefferts (1826-1893)

General

Some materials separated due to mold to Mold Box 1.

1839-1893
Box: 2 Folder : 8 John Lefferts (1826-1893): Account Book for Farm and Tenants
1850-1863
Box: 2 Folder : 9 Eliza J. Lefferts (1831-1865), m. John Lefferts of Flatbush, 1851
circa 1850s
Box: 3 Folder : 1 Mary Jenks Lefferts (1840-?), Omar E. Fanning and Bucks County Lefferts
circa 1860s-1920s
Box: 3 Folder : 2 James Lefferts (1855-1915)
1866-1880
Box: 3 Folder : 3 Mary Gray Lefferts (1856-?)
1927
Box: 3 Folder : 4 Carrie Alexander Lefferts and Alexander family

General

Moved to Mold Box 1:

- Invitation to Ball at Brooklyn Academy of Music, Undated

- Brochure for Parade to welcome home-coming troops, includes picture of Robert Alexander, 1919

1822-1919
Box: 3 Folder : 5 Louise Alexander Lefferts Downs (1882-?), Eliza Lefferts Cooke, and families

General

- Moved to Mold Box 1: Invitation to wedding of Louise Alexander Lefferts to Ira Bertine Downs

- Moved to Oversize Box 1: certificate of membership to National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution for Louise Lefferts Downs, 1925

circa 1880s-1925
Box: 3 Folder : 6 Smith Family
1817, 1820
Box: 3 Folder : 7 Lott Family
1817-1843
Box: 3 Folder : 8 Remsen Family: Deduction of Title for "The Homestead Farm"
1853
Box: 3 Folder : 9 Miscellaneous Business: Slave Bills, Land Bills, Deeds and Indentures

General

Moved to Oversize Box 2:

- Deed of Garret Vechte conveying to Henry Vechte in regards to estate of Nicholas Vechte, 1704

- Indenture between Hendrick Lefferts of Jamaica and Isaac Lefferts, 1794

- Indenture between Hendrick and Phebe Suydam and Isaac and Jane Heyer of the first part and Nehemiah Denton, conveying property with mill in Gowanus.

circa 1700-1852

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Series 2: Lefferts Businesses, 1783-1882. 0.25 Linear Feet in 1 document box.

Arrangement

Materials are arranged alphabetically according to business name. General receipts, particularly business related to the farm, can be found at the end of the series.

Scope and Contents

The Lefferts Businesses series contains documents related to the operation of several businesses which the Lefferts family ran or had an interest in. The majority of the materials in this series concern transportation infrastructure companies that operated in Brooklyn such as the Jamaica and Flatbush Turnpike Company, the Gravesend and Coney Island Bridge and Road Company and the Brooklyn, Flatbush, and Coney Island Railway Company. Many of these companies were involved in creating the early transportation infrastructure of Kings County some of which is still used today. The Jamaica and Flatbush Turnpike, for example, is one of the oldest roads in Kings County. The materials include receipts, account ledgers, stock and bond certificates, and indentures. The series also contains some receipts and other records concerning the operations of the Lefferts farm and other official business carried out by the Lefferts family in Brooklyn. More materials related to Lefferts businesses and accounts can be found in the  Lefferts Family series, particularly material related to the Lefferts farm, tenants, land acquisitions and transfers.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 3 Folder : 10 Brooklyn, Flatbush, and Coney Island Railway Company
1882
Box: 3 Folder : 11 Flatbush Plank Road Company

General

Moved to Oversize Box 1:

- Account ledger, 1858-1865

1853-1865
Box: 3 Folder : 12 Gravesend and Coney Island Bridge and Road Company

General

Moved to Oversize Box 1:

- Five indentures, 1823 and 1826

1802-1853
Box: 3 Folder : 13 Jamaica and Flatbush Turnpike Company
1810-1811
Box: 3 Folder : 14 Receipts: Farm and Business
1783-1841

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Series 3: Lefferts House and Ephemera, 1728-1938. 0.25 Linear Feet in 1 document box.

Arrangement

Materials are arranged alphabetically according to description.

Scope and Contents

The Lefferts House and Ephemera series consists of materials which are specifically related to the upkeep and functioning of the Lefferts Historic House Museum, items accumulated by the museum with no immediately clear connection to Lefferts family members, and other ephemera from the collection.

The Household Goods Inventories give accounts of furniture, textiles, and other three dimensional objects which were part of the Lefferts house prior to its move to Prospect Park. The "General Small Items" and "Manuscripts and Poems" are all items which were between the pages of Lefferts books or mixed in with other Lefferts documents without credit to their source. This series also holds some items connected to the Lefferts outside of the Lefferts Historic House Museum. The brochure on "Brookwood" refers to once Virginia home of Mary Gray Lefferts and the report from the Lefferts Manor Association refers to association of the landmarked area within the Prospect-Lefferts Gardens neighborhood of Brooklyn. This series also includes some hand-written recipes used by Cornelia Stuyvesant. More recipes can be found in the cookbooks in the Books and Scrapbooks series.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 4 Folder : 1 Astronomical Almanac
1771
Box: 4 Folder : 2 Brooklyn Sunday School Union
1879
Box: 4 Folder : 3 Brookwood: A Virginia Country Home, booklet (inscribed: Residence of Mary Gray Lefferts)
circa 1910s
Box: 4 Folder : 4 Ephemera: General Small Items
circa 1860s-1910s
Box: 4 Folder : 5 Ephemera: Manuscripts and Poems
circa 1800s
Box: 4 Folder : 6 Household Goods Inventory
circa 1800s
Box: 4 Folder : 7 Household Goods Inventory for Fire Insurance
1914
Box: 4 Folder : 8 Lefferts Manor Association: Reports, History, and Directory Booklet
1938
Box: 4 Folder : 9 Mayor's Committee of Welcome to Home-Coming Troops Booklet
1919
Box: 4 Folder : 10 New England Weekly Journal
1728
Box: 4 Folder : 11 Old Dutch House Preservation Committee
circa 1920
Box: 4 Folder : 12 Playing Cards (Swiss scenic aces)
circa 1860s-1890s
Box: 4 Folder : 13 Recipes used by Cornelia Stuyvesant
circa 1900s
Box: 4 Folder : 14 Reformed Dutch Church of Flatbush: Quarter-Millennial Anniversary Booklet
1904

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Series 4: Genealogical Material, circa 1720s-1930s. 0.75 Linear Feet in 1 document box and 2 oversized boxes.

Arrangement

Materials are arranged alphabetically according to family names in the description. At the end of the series one can find a general list of baptisms and marriages by Reverend Dr. Schoonmaker.

Scope and Contents

The Genealogical Material series includes records of births, deaths, and marriages that are among the Lefferts family materials. The majority of the materials are related to the Lefferts family and its branches including some members of the Cortelyou, Lott, Vanderbilt, Van Pelt, Haughwout, Lloyd, and Hegeman families. Some of these lists were taken from loose pages inserted into the Lefferts family Bibles but there is also a book including a chart genealogy of eight generations of the Lefferts-Haughwout family and the visually impressive Marshall Lefferts family tree circle genealogy.

Most of the material in the series is related to the above-mentioned Brooklyn families but there is also Reverend Dr. Schoonmaker's Book of Marriages and Baptisms which includes a listing of many others who were baptized or married in Brooklyn.

Some genealogical notes of births and deaths may be remain on the flyeaves not pulled from some of the books in the Books and Scrapbooks series. The  Books and Scrapbooks series also includes a copy of Teunis G. Bergen's  Genealogy of the Lefferts family, 1650-1718.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 4 Folder : 15 Cortelyou, Lott, and Lefferts Families: List of Marriages (1750-1780)
Undated
Box: 4 Folder : 16 Cortelyou, Vanderbilt, and Van Pelt Families: Notebook with Births, Deaths, and Marriages (1590s-1934)
circa 1934
Box: 4 Folder : 17 Lefferts and Haughwout Families: Births and Deaths (1678-1766, transcribed from bible of Leffert Lefferts)
circa 1800s
Box: 4 Folder : 18 Lefferts-Haughwout Family: Chart Genealogy in Eight Generations (by Leferd Herle Alexander)
1903
Box: 4 Folder : 19 Lefferts and Hegeman Family: Births and Deaths List (1720-1829)

General

Pages from the Dutch Bible of Femmetie Lefferts and Lefferts Cooke family, 1741. See Series 8: Books and Scrapbooks.

circa 1720-1829
Box: OS 1 Item : 8 Lefferts and Hegeman Family: Birth, Death, and Marriage Lists (1719-1829)

General

Though these pages were found in the Lefferts' Universal Family Bible by Rev. Benjamin Kennicott (see  Series 8: Books and Scrapbooks), the pages are not originally from that book and likely torn from an earlier bible that is not within the collection.

circa 1789-1829
Box: 4 Item : 20 Lefferts and Lloyd Families: Births and Deaths Lists (1740s-1840s, transcribed from the bible of Louise Zabrieskie)
circa 1920s
Box: OS 1 Item : 9 Lefferts Family: Births, Deaths, and Marriage List (1780-1829)

General

Though these pages were found in the Lefferts' Universal Family Bible by Rev. Benjamin Kennicott (see  Series 8: Books and Scrapbooks), the pages are not originally from that book and likely torn from an earlier bible that is not within the collection.

circa 1780s-1830s
Box: OS 1 Item : 10 Lefferts, Lott, Ryserson, and Schenck Families: Births, Deaths, and Marriages (1676-1804)

General

These pages are from the Lefferts family's Dutch bible, 1637. See Series 8: Books and Scrapbooks.

circa 1670s-1800s
Box: OS 2 Item : 3 Marshall Lefferts Family Tree: Circle Genealogy (1640s-1876, prepared by Augusta McKesson)
1913
Box: 4 Folder : 21 Reverend Dr. Schoonmaker's Book of Marriages and Baptisms (1800-1847)
circa 1930s

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Series 5: Maps, 1794-1890s. 1.25 Linear Feet in 1 document box and 1 oversized box.

Arrangement

Materials are arranged alphabetically by description.

Scope and Contents

The Maps series contains eight different maps including maps that are clearly related to the Lefferts family and those that are not. Of particularly note is the broadside advertisement for the sale of land owned by John Lefferts (1826-1893) in Flatbush. Two versions of this map are included, one unmarked and one marked with "Sold" stamps in some of the 500 lots that were for sale. Several other surveyor maps are included in the series, though two include unknown areas. Also included is a map related to the Battle of Long Island detailing the position of the troops of British General James Grant.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: OS 3 Folder : 2 Broadside Advertisement For Land Owned by John Lefferts, sale of "500 select lots", Town of Flatbush, bounded by East New York Ave, Fenimore Street, Rogers Avenue, and New York Avenue
1887
Box: OS 3 Folder : 3 General Grant's Position on Long Island (engraved for Stedman's History of the American War)
1794
Box: OS 3 Folder : 4 Hookers New Pocket Plan of the City of New York
1821
Box: OS 3 Folder : 5 State of Rhode Island, hand-drawn map
circa 1800s
Box: 4 Folder : 22 Surveyor Map: Area Approximately Bounded by Flatbush Avenue, East New York Avenue, and Bedford Road, hand-drawn
circa 1800s
Box: 4 Folder : 23 Surveyor Map: Unknown Area, bordered by land of Neefus, Williamson, and Schoonmaker
circa 1800s
Box: 4 Folder : 24 Surveyor Map: Unknown Area, includes scale and pictorial relief
circa 1780s-1890s

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Series 6: Graphic Materials, circa 1800s-1970s. 2.25 Linear Feet in 1 document box and 7 oversized or odd-sized boxes.

Arrangement

The Graphic Materials series is divided into three sub-series, Sub-Series 1: Lefferts Graphic Materials,  Sub-Series 2: Brooklyn and New York City Graphic Materials, and  Sub-Series 3: Other Graphic Materials. See the not on each sub-series for the arrangement of its materials.

Scope and Contents

The Graphic Materials series contains images of a variety of subjects related to the Lefferts family, the Lefferts house, Brooklyn, New York City, and New York State. The genre of materials includes photographic prints, tintypes, daguerreotypes, glass plate negatives, photo albums, picture postcards, and prints of engravings. The series does not include maps or scrapbooks which can be found in  Series 5: Maps and  Series 8: Books and Scrapbooks respectively. The series has been broken down into three sub-series:  Sub-Series 1: Lefferts Graphic Materials,  Sub-Series 2: Brooklyn and New York Graphic Materials, and  Sub-Series 3: Other Graphic Materials. See the individual scope notes below for each sub-series for descriptions.

Sub-Series 1: Lefferts Graphic Materials, circa 1850s-1970s. 0.75 Linear Feet in 1 document box and 5 oversized or odd-sized boxes.

Arrangement

Materials are arranged alphabetically according to description.

Scope and Contents

Sub-Series 1: Lefferts Graphic Materials contains the images that are created by, depicting, or related to the Lefferts family and the Lefferts house. Individuals have been identified where possible, but many are yet to be identified. Among the figures who have been identified are Eliza Lefferts Cooke, Louise Lefferts Downs, John Lefferts (1785-1829), James Lefferts (1855-1911) and Jacobus Lefferts (1757-1799). The sub-series also includes two photo albums with photographs of Lefferts family members. In addition to the historic Lefferts house, this sub-series also contains images of the houses of Rem Lefferts, the Lefferts Vanderbilts, the Fanning branch of the Lefferts family in Sterling, Illinois, and the Virginia home of Mary Gray Lefferts.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: OS 4 Folder : 1 Bloom-Lefferts House and Family (front and back of house, Robert Benson Bloom)
circa 1860s-1890s
Box: 5 Folder : 1 Civil War Soldiers (including John McKessen, Jr. [1840-1924], nephew to Marshall Lefferts)
circa 1861-1865
Box: 5 Folder : 2 Cooke, Eliza Lefferts
circa 1860s-1910s
Box: 5 Folder : 3 Downs, Louise Lefferts
circa 1900-1920
Box: 5 Folder : 4 Fanning Family
circa 1860s-1910s
Box: 5 Folder : 5 Fanning Home (Sterling, IL)
circa 1860s-1910s
Box: OS 5 Item : 1 Hegeman Deed from Peter Stuyvesant: Glass Plate Negative
Undated
Box: Mold 1 Item : 1 Lefferts Bellport House
Undated
Box: 5 Folder : 6 Lefferts, Carrie Alexander and Children (Louise, Eliza)
circa 1890s-1920s
Box: 5 Folder : 7 Lefferts, Charles and Lizzie (of Iowa)
circa 1870s-1890s
Box: 5 Folder : 8 Lefferts, Eliza J.
circa 1860s
Box: Daguerreotypes 4 Folder : - Lefferts, Eliza J.: Daguerreotypes
circa 1860s
Box: OS 6 Item : 1 Lefferts Family: Photo Album (small)
circa 1860s-1900s
Box: OS 6 Item : 2 Lefferts Family: Photo Album (large)
circa 1860s-1900s
Box: 5 Folder : 9 Lefferts Family: Unidentified Persons

General

Moved to Oversize Box 4:

- One oval photograph on cardboard of man in suit with mustache.

circa 1860s-1910s
Box: Daguerreotypes 4 Folder : - Lefferts Family: Unidentified Persons, Daguerreotypes
circa 1850s-1900s
Box: Tintypes 1 Folder : - Lefferts Family: Unidentified Persons, Tintypes
circa 1860s-1900s
Box: 5 Folder : 10 Lefferts House

General

Moved to Oversize Box 4:

- Two photos of Lefferts House (6.5"x4" and 7.5"x10") posted on cardboard

circa 1910s-1970s
Box: OS 5 Item : 2 Lefferts House: Barn, Glass Plate Negative
Undated
Box: 5 Folder : 11 Lefferts House: Carrie Lefferts Photos, Lincoln Road
circa 1860s-1890s
Box: 5 Folder : 12 Lefferts House: Historic American Building Survey
1936
Box: OS 4 Item : 3 Lefferts House: Photo Album
circa 1910s-1930s
Box: 5 Folder : 13 Lefferts, Jacobus (1757-1799)
Undated
Box: 5 Folder : 14 Lefferts, James (1855-1911)

General

Moved to Oversize Box 6:

- One glass negative of James Lefferts in doorway

circa 1900-1910
Box: 5 Folder : 15 Lefferts, John (1785-1829)
Undated
Box: OS 4 Item : 3 Long Island Homes: Illustrated Calendar
1926
Box: 5 Folder : 16 Picture Postcards
1904-1911
Box: 5 Folder : 17 "Polly" [parrot]
circa 1910s
Box: 5 Folder : 18 Rem Lefferts House (1224 Fulton Ave)
circa 1900-1910
Box: 5 Folder : 19 Somers House (Cobham, Virginia)
circa 1880s-1920s
Box: 5 Folder : 20 Vanderbilt House (of Gertrude Lefferts Vanderbilt)
circa 1824-1902
Box: 5 Folder : 21 Virginia Country Home
circa 1800s

Sub-Series 2: Brooklyn and New York City Graphic Materials, circa 1800s-1939. 0.75 Linear Feet in 1 document box and 2 oversize boxes.

Arrangement

Materials are arranged alphabetically according to description.

Scope and Contents

Sub-Series 2: Brooklyn and New York Graphic Materials contains many scenes of Brooklyn and New York City. Many of these images were likely collected by the Daughters of the American Revolution during their stewardship over the Lefferts Historical House Museum. Many of the images are reproductions of etchings which themselves reproduce earlier artwork. Many of the recreated views of Brooklyn, including views of Fulton Avenue, Flatbush Avenue, Atlantic Avenue and the Old Stone House at Gowanus, depict scenes from the early to mid 19th Century. Many of the New York city scenes depicted include the New York waterways, such as "The Narrows from Staten Island", "The Ferry at Brooklyn", the view of New York from Staten Island and the view of New York from Weehawken, NJ.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: OS 7 Item : 1 "The Abbey" (Fulton Avenue near Hudson Avenue, 1835)
circa 1850s-1870s
Box: 5 Folder : 22 "Brooklyn in 1853"
circa 1850s-1860s
Box: Mold 2 Item : 1 "Brooklyn in Winter" (Francis Guy)
circa 1800s
Box: OS 7 Item : 2 Brooklyn, View of (1840)
1865
Box: OS 7 Item : 3 "The Ferry at Brooklyn"
1839
Box: OS 7 Item : 4 First Dutch Reformed Church ("The Old Bushwick Church L.I. Built in 1711")
1864
Box: OS 7 Item : 5 Front Street, View of (1820)
circa 1820s-1830s
Box: 5 Folder : 23 "Labon's Inn" (Flatbush Avenue, 1853)
1865
Box: OS 7 Item : 6 "The Narrows from Staten Island"
1837
Box: OS 7 Item : 7 "New York Bay from the Telegraph Station"
1838
Box: 5 Folder : 24 New York from Staten Island: "View of..."
circa 1835
Box: OS 7 Item : 8 New York from Weehawken, View of
1839
Box: OS 7 Item : 9 "Old Bull's Head, Baker's Tavern" (Atlantic Avenue, 1842)
1842
Box: OS 7 Item : 10 Old Methodist Church in John Street, "A Correct View of the..." (1768)
1824
Box: OS 7 Item : 11 "Old Stone House at Gowanus" (1846)
1904
Box: Mold 2 Item : 2 "Park and City Hall, New York" (by W.H. Bartlett)
circa 1840s
Box: OS 7 Item : 12 Sheldon and Emburry Family Homes (114 Pierrepont Street and 62 Clark Street)
circa 1910s-1930s
Box: 5 Folder : 25 Unidentified Building with Greenhouses
circa 1850s-1890s

Sub-Series 3: Other Graphic Materials, circa 1830s-1880s. 0.5 Linear Feet in 1 document box and 1 oversized box.

Arrangement

Materials are arranged alphabetically according to description.

Scope and Contents

The Other Graphic Materials sub-series contains images that are not directly related to the Lefferts family and are not necessarily directly related to Brooklyn and New York City. Many of these materials were likely collected by the Fort Greene chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution during their tenure of stewardship over the Lefferts Historic House. Many of the materials in this sub-series are related to the American Revolutionary War. Of particular note are the prints of engravings depicting the Battle of Long Island. There are also several scenic prints of engravings of scenes from around New York State similar to the prints of engravings of scenes from Brooklyn and New York City in  Sub-Series 2: Brooklyn and New York City Graphic Materials.

Box
5
Folder
26
 

Nathanial Hawthorn (engraving w/ signature), 1854

Box: OS 7 Item : 13 New York State Scenic Prints

General

Moved to Mold Box 2: - "View From the Mountain House Catskills" by W.H. Bartlett and R. Brandard, 1839

1837-1838
Box: 5 Folder : 27 Oliver Wendell Holmes, engraving
circa 1880
Box: OS 7 Item : 14 Revolutionary War: Battle of Long Island
circa 1850s
Box: OS 7 Item : 15 Revolutionary War: Capture of Major John Andre
1845
Box: 5 Folder : 28 Revolutionary War: Figures and Portraits
circa 1850s

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Series 7: Clippings, circa 1830s-1957. 1.25 Linear Feet In 1 document box and 1 oversized box.

Arrangement

Materials are arranged alphabetically according to description.

Scope and Contents

The Clippings series contains newsprint articles collected by the Lefferts family or on topics relevant to the Lefferts family and the Lefferts house. The majority of the materials are from the mid to late 19th Century and concern topics that include Brooklyn, the Civil War, Slavery, and retrospectives on the Battle of Long Island. The collection also contains the newsletters "The Forest Leaf" and "The Melodeon" which were produced for social service benefit purposes following the Civil War. Clippings from the 20th Century primarily concern the Lefferts house, the archaeological work associated with it, its eventual move to Prospect Park in 1918, and the place of the Lefferts family and house in early New York Dutch history. There are also early 20th Century articles on World War I and the assassination of President William McKinley.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 5 Folder : 29 Battle of Long Island
1885, 1895
Box: 5 Folder : 30 Bedford Corners
1887
Box: OS 2 Item : 4 Brooklyn Bridge
1883
Box: OS 2 Item : 5 Civil War
1861-1865
Box: 5 Folder : 31 Flatbush Town Hall
1895
Box: 5 Folder : 32 "The Forest Leaf, published for the benefit of the Festival In Aid of the Soldiers' Orphans" (Newsletter)
1865
Box: 5 Folder : 33 Lefferts, Allen
1957
Box: 5 Folder : 34 Lefferts, John: Obituary
1893
Box: 5 Folder : 35 Lefferts Family
circa 1890s, 1926
Box: 5 Folder : 36 Lefferts Houses

General

Moved to Oversize Box 2:

- Five articles on the Lefferts House and family.

1887-1950
Box: OS 2 Item : 6 McKinley Assassination
1901
Box: 5 Folder : 37 "The Melodeon, Published for the Benefit of the Infant Department of the Reformed Dutch Church Sabbath-School" (Newsletter)
1865
Box: 5 Folder : 38 Miscellaneous Articles
circa 1830s-1890s
Box: OS 2 Item : 7 Old Dutch Families in New York
1874, 1890
Box: 5 Folder : 39 Prospect Park (including Willink Entrance and Washington Irving Bust)
circa 1870s
Box: 5 Folder : 40 Slavery
circa 1890s
Box: OS 2 Item : 8 World War I
1917

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Series 8: Books and Scrapbooks, 1659-1917. 8 Linear Feet in 2 record cartons, 2 document boxes, and 4 oversized boxes.

Arrangement

The books are arranged alphabetically by title and description.

Scope and Contents

The Books and Scrapbooks series contains a variety of books which were either created by or maintained by the Lefferts family or acquired by the attendants of the Lefferts Historical House Museum. Books were kept within the collection if they had a strong connection to the Lefferts family or the Lefferts Historical House, if they had a strong connection to the life of the Lefferts particular to colonial American history, or if they included important inscriptions, marginalia, or notations and correspondence.

There are a variety of religious books and bibles within the series including four very large bibles. Three of these bibles are in Dutch and date from the mid-17th Century to the mid-18th Century. The oversized Dutch Bibles are published by Hendrick and Jacob Keur and the oversized English Bible is published by Benjamin Kennicott. These family bibles were likely important pieces of the Lefferts household and many included handwritten accounts of family births, deaths, and marriages. Many of these documents have been moved to the Genealogical Material series but the Dutch Keur Bible from 1741 still includes some inscriptions of Cowenhoven family and Lefferts family births and deaths. In addition to the large family bibles, there are also several editions of the small Het Nieuwe Testament. The Reformed Dutch Church of Flatbush pointed out in its "Quarter Milllennial Anniversary" booklet (1904) that "it is probable that all the Dutch families own one or more of these books still" indicating the importance of this New Testament in Dutch to the religious families of Flatbush with Dutch heritage even into the 20th Century.

There are some cookbooks and housekeeping guides included in this series. Most notable of these is the handwritten cookbook that was likely compiled by Maria Lott Lefferts and Gertrude Lefferts Vanderbilt. This cookbook also contains a loose page of recipes and some sewing threads that were left inside the book. Some of the printed cookbooks also contain handwritten recipes in the margins. The Receipts donated by the members of Saint Anna's Chapter of Saint Paul's Church in the Village of Flatbush includes a handwritten recipe for "Mother's Muffins" (page 42) and  Housekeeping in old Virginia: Containing contributions from two hundred and fifty ladies in Virginia includes a handwritten recipe for "Sweet Pickled Fruit." Some more recipes, these used by Cornelia Stuyvesant, can be found in the  Lefferts House and Ephemera series.

Other notable books in the series include the arithmetic workbook of Maria Lott Lefferts, a scrapbook belonging to the Alexander family containing an assortment of collected and hand-drawn book and advertisement designs, the rare Batavische Arcadia by Johan van Heemskerk (1662), and several old-Dutch religious books from the 17th and 18th Centuries.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 6 Item : 1 Alle de werken van Mr. Wilhelm Perkins, Zeer vermaarde, en voortreffelijke Ghod-Gheleerde (inscribed with: "Cornelius Van Der Veer")
1659, 1796
Box: 6 Item : 2 Arithmetic Work Book of Maria Lott Lefferts
circa 1800s
Box: 6 Item : 3 Batavische Arcadia by Johan van Heemskerk
1662, 1781
Box: 6 Item : 4 Bybelsche History Liedekens by Joannes Kannewet (inscribed with "Peter Lefferts")
1768
Box: 6 Item : 5 Catechizatie Ober den Heidelberghischen Catechismus der Gereformeerde Christelicke Religie by Petrum DeWitte
1663
Box: 6 Item : 6 Cookbook (probably of Maria Lott Lefferts)
1800s
Box: 6 Item : 7 Genealogy of the Lefferts family, 1650-1718 by Teunis G. Bergen

General

Includes a write up on and letter to James Edward Jenkins from Commodore Grinnell and portrait photos of Cornelia Lefferts (Mrs. James Edward Jenkins), James Edward Jenkins, Lewis Lefferts Jenkins, and Georgette Pell (Mrs. Lewis Lefferts Jenkins)

1862, 1878
Box: 6 Item : 8 Het Nieuwe Testament (inscribed with "Pieter De Marest")

General

Includes birth and death lists for Demarest family.

1717, 1728-1748
Box: 6 Item : 9 Het Nieuwe Testament (inscribed with "AV")
1758
Box: 6 Item : 10 Het Nieuwe Testament (inscribed with "Femmetie Hegemann")
1770, 1775
Box: 6 Item : 11 "History of the Town of Flatbush" by Rev. Robert G. Strong reprinted from The Illustrated History of Kings County, editor Dr. H. R. Stiles

General

Moved to Mold Box 1: Two extra copies.

1884
Box: 6 Item : 12 Housekeeping in old Virginia: Containing contributions from two hundred and fifty ladies in Virginia, Ed. Marion Cabell Tyree (pages missing)
1879
Box: Mold 1 Item : 2 The Hymnal, music book
1894
Box: 7 Item : 1 A Large Dictionary English and Dutch, in Two Parts, 4th Edition (inscribed with: Mrs. G.L. Martense)
1749
Box: 7 Item : 2 Laws of the State of New York passed at the Third Meeting of the Ninth Session of the Legislature of the said State (inscribed with "Philip Nagel")

General

Includes letter from letter from New York State Supreme Court Justice Russell Benedict to Lefferts Historical House explaining Philip Nagel's connection to Flatbush history.

1786, 1917
Box: 8 Item : 1 Lefferts Bible: Dutch Bible
1637
Box: 8 Item : 2 Lefferts Bible: Dutch Bible (of Cowenhoven family and Lefferts family)
1741
Box: 9 Item : 1 Lefferts Bible: Dutch Bible (of Femmetie Lefferts and Lefferts Cooke family)
1741
Box: 9 Item : 2 Lefferts Bible: Universal Family Bible by Rev. Benjamin Kennicott
1793
Box: 10 Item : 1 The London Art of Cookery and Domestic Housekeepers' Complete Assistant by John Farley
1783
Box: 10 Item : 2 Lust-Hof der Christelijker Gebeden by Willem Teellinck
1672, 1743
Box: Mold 1 Item : 3 On the Chafing-Dish, cookbook
1890
Box: 10 Item : 3 Receipts donated by the members of Saint Anna's Chapter of Saint Paul's Church in the Village of Flatbush
1909
Box: 10 Item : 4 Redelijke Godsdienst by Wilhelmus a Brakel (inscribed with "Cornelius Van Der Veer")
1739, 1788
Box: Mold 1 Item : 4 Scrapbook of Carrie Alexander
circa 1884
Box: 11 Item : 1 Scrapbook of George William Alexander
circa 1860s-1890s
Box: Mold 1 Item : 5 The Waverly Gallery by Charles Heath (inscribed with "Gertrude Lefferts Vanderbilt")
1841
Box: 12 Item : 1 De Weegschale der genade Gods by Bernardus Freeman (pages missing)
circa 1721
Box: 12 Item : 2 The Works of that late learned minister of God's Holy word, Mr. William Pemble (4th Edition)
1659
Box: 12 Item : 3 Lefferts Bible: Holy Bible (of Carrie Ann Lefferts)
1743

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