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Guide to the Montgomery Queen scrapbook 1973.282

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: Queen, Montgomery, d. 1901
Title: Montgomery Queen scrapbook
Dates [inclusive]: 1874-1897
Quantity: 0.14 Linear feet in one folder.
Text [Box]: A0014
Call Phrase: 1973.282
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

Montgomery Queen (d. 1901) was the first Superintendent of the Brooklyn City Railroad. He also operated the first established stage line along Fulton Street, and was a circus proprietor.

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Scope and Contents note

Scrapbook of Montgomery Queen, consisting of collected newspaper clippings and images dating from 1874 to 1897. Contains references to Queen, as well as various prominent political and social figures on the local and national levels, including Henry Ward Beecher, Edwin Booth, Ulysses S. Grant, Abraham Lincoln, James S.T. Stranahan, and Samuel J. Tilden, among others. Also includes various poems compiled by Queen.

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Beecher, Henry Ward, 1813-1887
  • Booth, Edwin, 1833-1893
  • Grant, Ulysses S., (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885
  • Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
  • Queen, Montgomery, d. 1901
  • Stranahan, J. S. T., (James Samuel Thomas), 1808-1898
  • Tilden, Samuel J., (Samuel Jones), 1814-1886

Document Type

  • Clippings (information artifacts)
  • Scrapbooks

Subject Places

  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) |x Politics and government
  • New York (N.Y.) |x Politics and government
  • United States |x Politics and government

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Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

Open to researchers without restriction.

Preferred Citation

Identification of item, date (if known); Montgomery Queen scrapbook, 1973.282, Box and Folder number; Brooklyn Historical Society.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Hugh Powell, 1966.

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