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Guide to the Lefferts family papers ARC.145

Brooklyn Historical Society
128 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn 11201

Brooklyn Historical Society

Collection processed by Craig P. Savino

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on January 19, 2021
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 Revised by Amy Lau, Archivist, to remediate oppressive language from subject terms and scope and contents note.  , December 2020

Container List

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


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
Box: 3 Folder : 11 Flatbush Plank Road Company


Moved to Oversize Box 1:

- Account ledger, 1858-1865

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


Moved to Oversize Box 1:

- Five indentures, 1823 and 1826

Box: 3 Folder : 13 Jamaica and Flatbush Turnpike Company
Box: 3 Folder : 14 Receipts: Farm and Business

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