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Guide to the Pierrepont family papers
||Pierrepont Stores (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.).
||Pierrepont, Henry Evelyn, 1808-1888
||Pierrepont, Henry Evelyn, 1845-1911
||Pierrepont, John Jay, 1849-1923
||Pierrepont family papers
||The Pierrepont family papers (1761-1918) document the intersection of commercial,
civic and personal interests across three generations of one of the most prominent
and influential families of nineteenth century Brooklyn, New York. The bulk of the
collection concerns the business dealings of Henry Evelyn Pierrepont from 1838 to
his death in 1888. This especially includes an extensive set of accounting and transactional
records concerning the Pierrepont Stores, the family's warehouse on Brooklyn's East
River waterfront; these include records of ships arriving at the Stores and their
cargoes delivered. Additionally, there are substantive correspondence, legal documents
and other materials concerning the Union Ferry Company, of which Henry was an officer.
In addition to commerce and shipping, a major theme of the collection is that of land
acquisition in Brooklyn Heights and at the adjacent waterfront in the early nineteenth
century, and the development of that property over the course of the century. Included
in the collection are correspondence, deeds, indentures, leases, accounting records,
diaries, maps, invoices, receipts, business proposals, legal filings, clippings, and
historical and genealogical manuscripts.
||94.55 linear feet in 7 manuscript boxes and 85 flat boxes
|Language of Materials:
||Materials are in English.
||Arrangement and description sponsored in 1999 by a grant from the National Historical
Publications and Records Commission.