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Guide to the Smith, Farrington, and Cromwell families papers ARC.193

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Collection processed by Nicholas Pavlik

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on November 19, 2015
Finding aid written in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Revised by Melissa Aaronberg  , October 2015

Descriptive Summary

 
Creator: Cromwell family
Creator: Cromwell, Anna
Creator: Cromwell, David
Creator: Cromwell, James
Creator: Cromwell, Maria
Creator: Cromwell, Rebecca
Creator: Farrington family
Creator: Farrington, Caroline
Creator: Farrington, Charles
Creator: Farrington, Edmund
Creator: Farrington, George, 1750-1825
Creator: Farrington, Maria, 1786-1857
Creator: Smith family
Creator: Smith, Catharine Farrington, 1784-1856
Creator: Smith, Elihu, 1771-1825
Creator: Smith, Jane, 1816-1858
Creator: Smith, Percival Cromwell
Creator: Smith, Sarah B. Cromwell
Creator: Smith, Thomas T., 1820-1883?
Creator: Willets, Jane Farrington
Title: Smith, Farrington, and Cromwell families papers
Dates [inclusive]: circa 1780 to 1935
Abstract: The Smith, Farrington, and Cromwell families papers span the period circa 1780 to 1935 and are comprised of personal, legal, and business papers, including agreements, bonds, mortgages, deeds, wills and estate settlements, military and academic certificates, marriage certificates, correspondence, journals, account books, receipts, photographs, and promissory notes. The Smith, Farrington, and Cromwell families were allied families residing in the northeastern United States, with certain family members residing in New York City, Brooklyn, and Queens. Individuals featured prominently in the collection include Elihu Smith (1771-1824?) and his wife, Catharine (Farrington) Smith (1784-1856), who resided in New York City; Elihu and Catharine's son, Thomas T. Smith (1820-1883?), who owned a hardware store in New York City and lived in Brooklyn with his wife, Sarah B. (Cromwell) Smith; and Thomas and Sarah's son, Percival Cromwell Smith, a New York City lawyer who resided in Brooklyn.
Quantity: 2.25 linear feet in two manuscript boxes and one oversize box.
Text [Oversize]: ARC.193 3 of 3 (OS 8)
Text [Box]: ARC.193 1 of 3
Text [Box]: ARC.193 2 of 3
Call Phrase: ARC.193
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.