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Guide to the Daniel M. Tredwell papers
||Tredwell, Daniel M., (Daniel Melancthon), 1826-1921
||Daniel M. Tredwell papers
||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.
||1.5 Linear feet in four manuscript boxes.