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Guide to the Lefferts family papers ARC.145

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


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
Box: OS 3 Folder : 3 General Grant's Position on Long Island (engraved for Stedman's History of the American War)
Box: OS 3 Folder : 4 Hookers New Pocket Plan of the City of New York
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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