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Guide to the Lefferts family papers ARC.145

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Brooklyn Historical Society

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

Container List

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


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
Box: 4 Folder : 2 Brooklyn Sunday School Union
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
Box: 4 Folder : 8 Lefferts Manor Association: Reports, History, and Directory Booklet
Box: 4 Folder : 9 Mayor's Committee of Welcome to Home-Coming Troops Booklet
Box: 4 Folder : 10 New England Weekly Journal
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

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