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Guide to the Saretta G. Hicks papers on Lady Deborah Moody ARC.276

128 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11201

Brooklyn Historical Society

Collection processed by Liz Larson

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on November 28, 2011
English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 FInding aid revised and entered into Archivists' Toolkit by Nicholas Pavlik.  , October 28, 2011

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Hicks, Saretta G.
Title: Saretta G. Hicks papers on Lady Deborah Moody
Dates: 1558-1656, 1963-1965
Abstract: This collection consists of papers gathered and, in many cases, written by author Saretta G. Hicks during the period 1963 to 1965. The material includes her notes and research for an unfinished book about Lady Deborah Moody titled Dangerous Woman: A Biography of Deborah, Lady Moody of Coney Island. Lady Moody is best known as the founder of the town of Gravesend in what was then New Amsterdam and later became a part of Brooklyn, N.Y. Of particular note is the inclusion of copies of original documents pertaining to Lady Moody's family history. There is also a four-page typed transcript of Gravesend town meeting records from 1656.
Quantity: 1.46 linear feet in three full manuscript boxes and one half manuscript box.
Text [Box]: ARC.276 1 of 4
Text [Box]: ARC.276 4 of 4
Text [Box]: ARC.276 3 of 4
Text [Box]: ARC.276 2 of 4
Call Phrase: ARC.276
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.