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Guide to the Albert E. Parfitt diary 1973.280

128 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11201

Brooklyn Historical Society

Collection processed by Nicholas Pavlik

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on November 08, 2011
English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Parfitt, Albert E.
Title: Albert E. Parfitt diary
Dates: 1882
Quantity: 0.03 Linear feet in one folder.
Text [Box]: A0014
Call Phrase: 1973.280
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

Albert E. Parfitt was born in England and was later baptised and confirmed at St. Ann's Church in Brooklyn at the age of 19. He worked for an architectural firm in Brooklyn, and lived at 27 Douglas Street.

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Scope and Contents note

Handwritten diary of Albert E. Parfitt, dating from 1882. The diary contains references to Parfitt's business projects and social engagements, as well as the weather. Also mentioned are various Brooklyn churches, including the Church of the Pilgrims, the First Presbyterian Church, Grace Church, and St. Ann's Church, as well as several prominent individuals in Brooklyn and New York City's intellectual and political spheres, such as Simeon B. Chittenden, Peter Cooper, A.A. Low, Seth Low, and James S.T. Stranahan, among others.

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Chittenden, S.B., (Simeon Baldwin), 1814-1889
  • Cooper, Peter, 1791-1883
  • Low, Abiel Abbot, 1811-1893
  • Low, Seth, 1850-1916
  • Parfitt, Albert E.
  • Stranahan, J. S. T., (James Samuel Thomas), 1808-1898

Document Type

  • Diaries

Subject Organizations

  • Church of the Pilgrims (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.). Pilgrim Chapel.
  • First Presbyterian Church (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.).
  • Grace Church (Brooklyn Heights, New York, N.Y.).
  • St. Ann's Church (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.).

Subject Topics

  • Religious institutions -- New York (State) -- Kings County

Subject Places

  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) |x Intellectual life
  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) |x Politics and government
  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) |x Social life and customs

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Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

Open to researchers without restriction.

Preferred Citation

Identification of item, date (if known); Albert E. Parfitt diary, 1973.280, Box and Folder number; Brooklyn Historical Society.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Hildegard J. Safford, 1943.

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