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Guide to the Daniel M. Tredwell papers ARC.188

128 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11201

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Creator: Tredwell, Daniel M., (Daniel Melancthon), 1826-1921
Title: Daniel M. Tredwell papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1876-1917
Abstract: The Daniel M. Tredwell papers contain manuscripts of histories, essays, lectures, and reminiscences by Daniel Melancthon Tredwell (1826-1921). Dating from circa 1870s through circa 1910s, these manuscript writings primarily concern Long Island, especially Kings, Nassau, and Suffolk counties, with the towns of Flatbush and Hempstead appearing most frequently. The collection includes three major manuscripts, one on Kings County history, another on Native Americans of Long Island, and the last dating from circa 1888 concerning Tredwell's personal reminiscences of nineteenth century Long Island. There are also many shorter pieces on history, ethnography, philosophy, and other matters of intellectual inquiry. Topics of local historical interest include Melrose Hall in Flatbush, the organization of the Brooklyn Philosophical Society, and a history of the Apprentices Library Association. Other writings range from women's rights to metaphysics to biographical notes.
Quantity: 1.5 Linear feet in four manuscript boxes.
Call Phrase: ARC.188