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Guide to the Conkling family papers ARC.284

128 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11201

Brooklyn Historical Society

Collection processed by Larry Weimer

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on May 01, 2012
Finding aid is written in English. using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

Open to researchers without restriction.

Conditions Governing Use note

The material is in the public domain.

Preferred Citation

Identification of item, date (if known); Conkling family papers, ARC.284, Box and Folder number; Brooklyn Historical Society.

Related Archival Materials note

At Brooklyn Historical Society

Extensive documentation concerning the estate of David Conkling can be found in the Landon family papers (call number 1977.025).

Outside of Brooklyn Historical Society

The Southold Historical Society holds an assignment of loyalty (1785) concerning both David Conkling and his father, John. The item can be viewed on-line at, or at the Society.

The Oysterponds Historical Society holds a collection of logbooks, which include an expense record book of the sloop Seaflower on voyages to Philadelphia and New York City kept by David Conkling (1785).

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Accession 1974.073 (the account books) was donated to the Long Island Historical Society (now Brooklyn Historical Society) by the sons of Rev. Jonathan Huntting of Southold, L.I. The source of the other material is unknown.

Processing Information note

The collection was processed in February 2012 by Larry Weimer. The collection combines three accessions: 1974.073, 1974.142, and 1977.653.