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Guide to the Lefferts family papers ARC.145

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Brooklyn 11201

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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

Container List

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


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
Box: OS 2 Item : 4 Brooklyn Bridge
Box: OS 2 Item : 5 Civil War
Box: 5 Folder : 31 Flatbush Town Hall
Box: 5 Folder : 32 "The Forest Leaf, published for the benefit of the Festival In Aid of the Soldiers' Orphans" (Newsletter)
Box: 5 Folder : 33 Lefferts, Allen
Box: 5 Folder : 34 Lefferts, John: Obituary
Box: 5 Folder : 35 Lefferts Family
circa 1890s, 1926
Box: 5 Folder : 36 Lefferts Houses


Moved to Oversize Box 2:

- Five articles on the Lefferts House and family.

Box: OS 2 Item : 6 McKinley Assassination
Box: 5 Folder : 37 "The Melodeon, Published for the Benefit of the Infant Department of the Reformed Dutch Church Sabbath-School" (Newsletter)
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

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