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Horatio C. King collection ARC.187

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Brooklyn, NY, 11201
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Collection processed by Kelly A. Chatain

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on May 01, 2012
English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Finding aid revised and entered into Archivists' Toolkit by Nicholas Pavlik.  , March 16, 2011

Descriptive Summary

 
Creator: Hewitt, Mary E., (Mary Elizabeth), 1807-1894
Creator: King, Esther
Creator: King, Horatio C., (Horatio Collins), 1837-1918
Title: Horatio C. King collection
Dates [inclusive]: circa 1850 to 1925
Abstract: Horatio Collins King (1837-1918) was an eminent Brooklyn lawyer and politician. He ran for Secretary of State for New York as a Democrat in 1895, Congress as a member of the Sound Money Party in 1896, and Comptroller for the Progressive Party in 1912. He also served as a Civil War officer in the Armies of the Potomac and Shenandoah from 1862 to 1865. The Horatio C. King collection spans the period circa 1850 to 1925 and contains materials relating to the activities of Horatio C. King; his second wife, Esther King; and Mary E. Hewitt, a writer and poet who was the mother of King's first wife, Emma Carter Stebbins. Included are albums, clippings, programs and memorials, writings, recipe books, photographs, and scrapbooks. Content also relates to various organizations in which Horatio and Esther were involved, including the Prison Ship Martyrs' Monument Association of the United States; the Army of the Potomac after the Civil War; and the Fort Greene Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Quantity: 0.83 Linear feet in two manuscript boxes.
Text [Box]: ARC.187 2 of 2
Text [Box]: ARC.187 1 of 2
Call Phrase: ARC.187
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.