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Guide to the Samuel Adams Drake manuscript 1973.081

128 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11201

Brooklyn Historical Society

Collection processed by Matthew Gorham

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on November 08, 2011
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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Drake, Samuel Adams, 1833-1905
Title: Samuel Adams Drake manuscript
Dates: 1894
Quantity: 0.08 Linear feet in one manuscript box
Text [Box]: A0001
Call Phrase: 1973.081
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.

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Biographical note

Samuel Adams Drake (1833-1905) was a prolific writer and author of books and articles, primarily dealing with the topics of New England and early American history, American folklore, and the American revolution.

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Scope and Contents note

The manuscript consists of a handwritten transcription of a chapter from Drake's book, Our Colonial Homes, entitled  Home Sweet Home. The topic of the manuscript is the history of the childhood home of actor, writer, and playwright John Howard Payne (1791-1852), located in East Hampton, Long Island, New York. Among other notable accomplishments, Payne is credited with having written the song that coined the phrase, "Home, Sweet Home."

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Payne, John Howard, 1791-1852

Subject Topics

  • Dwellings -- New York (State) -- Long Island

Subject Places

  • East Hampton (N.Y.)
  • Long Island (N.Y.)

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Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

Open to researchers without restriction.

Preferred Citation

Identification of item, date (if known); Samuel Adams Drake manuscript, 1973.081, Box and Folder number; Brooklyn Historical Society.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Goodspeed's Book Shop, June 18, 1927.

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