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Guide to the Jennie Child manuscript 1973.129

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: Child, Jennie
Title: Jennie Child recollections of Park Slope
Dates: 1958
Abstract: The Jennie Child manuscript consists of several handwritten pages that were used as notes for a talk given by Ms. Child at the Old First Reformed Church in the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn in 1958. The manuscript describes Ms. Child's recollections of growing up and living in Park Slope during the 1890s and early 1900s. In it, Ms. Child provides a detailed sketch of life in Park Slope during this period, including descriptions of the locations of churches in the neighborhood; the types of public transportation that served its residents; descriptions of its public schools; and recollections of various businesses that operated there. The manuscript also relates some of Ms. Child's personal anecdotes, including rides to Coney Island on the elevated steam train, and days spent sledding in Prospect Park in the winter.
Quantity: 0.08 Linear feet in one folder
Text [Box]: A0003
Call Phrase: 1973.129
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.