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Guide to the Lott family papers ARC.186

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Collection processed by Nicholas Pavlik

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on June 13, 2019
Finding aid written in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Lott, Abraham
Creator: Lott, Engelbart
Creator: Lott, Jacobus
Creator: Livingston, Charles L., Sr.
Creator: Livingston, Charles L., Jr.
Creator: Lott, Johannes E.
Creator: Lott, Jeremiah
Creator: Lott, Catharine
Creator: Lott, John A.
Creator: Lott, Catharine Vanderbilt
Creator: Lott family
Creator: Livingston, Maria Jane Lott
Creator: Lott, Lydia Lloyd
Creator: Lott, Gertrude
Creator: Lott, Engelbert
Title: Lott family papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1702-1954
Abstract: The presence of the Lott family in Brooklyn stretches back to 1652, when Peter Lott emigrated from the Netherlands and settled in the town of Flatbush in the Dutch colony of New Amsterdam. Flatbush would later become part of Kings County (now the borough of Brooklyn) in 1664 after the British took control of New Amsterdam. Several of Peter Lott's descendants were prominent citizens of Kings County who held influential positions in public office at the local and state levels. The Lott family papers date from 1702 to 1954 and contain items illuminating the lives of several members of the Lott family, chiefly those of the second through eighth generations. The collection also represents members of several families connected to the Lotts by marriage or through business and legal transactions, including the Bennit (also spelled Bennett), Bergen, Boerum, Cortelyou, Ditmas, Duryea, Everit, Hegeman, Lefferts, Livingston, Lloyd, Longmire, Ludlow, Martense, Nevins, Rapalje (also spelled Rapalye, Rapelje, and Rapelye), Remsen, Ryder, Schenck, Suydam, Terhune, Van Brunt, Vanderbilt, Vanderveer, Van Eyck, Vegte, Wyckoff, and Zabriskie families. Materials in the collection include personal and business correspondence; legal documents, such as deeds, indentures, conveyances, and agreements; financial records; music books, scrapbooks, and sketchbooks; clippings; genealogical materials; wills; notebooks and autograph books; photographs; and various ephemera.
Quantity: 1.3 Linear Feet in three manuscript boxes and one oversize box.
Language: Materials in English and Dutch. A small amount of material is also in Japanese and various West African languages.
Text [Oversize]: OS-30
Text [Box]: ARC.186 1 of 3
Text [Box]: ARC.186 3 of 3
Text [Box]: ARC.186 2 of 3
Mixed Materials [Oversize]: OS-23
Mixed Materials [Box]: OS-41
Call Phrase: ARC.186
Sponsor: This collection was processed and described as part of the project, "Uncovering the Secrets of Brooklyn's 19th Century Past: Creation to Consolidation," funded by the Council on Library and Information Resources, with additional support from The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation.