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Guide to the Cornell family land deeds 1974.053

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Collection processed by Nicholas Pavlik

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on November 09, 2011
English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Descriptive Summary

 
Creator: Cornell family
Creator: Cornell, Isaac, d. 1824
Creator: Cornell, John, 1753-1820
Creator: Cornell, William, ca. 1755-1820
Title: Cornell family land deeds
Dates [inclusive]: 1784-1792
Abstract: Deeds documenting transactions among members of the Cornell family for land along the East River in Brooklyn, dating from 1784 to 1792. Isaac Cornell (d. 1824) purchased a large tract of land from the heirs of Jacob Sebring in 1784. A year later, he sold one-third of the shares to his brothers, John (1753-1820) and William (ca. 1755-1820). In 1787, Isaac sold William an additional portion, and in 1792 John purchased all tracts belonging to his brothers.
Quantity: 1.34 Linear feet in one oversize box.
Text [Oversize]: OS-24
Call Phrase: 1974.053
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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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Cornell, Isaac, d. 1824
  • Cornell, John, 1753-1820
  • Cornell, William, ca. 1755-1820

Document Type

  • Deeds
  • Land titles |z New York (State) |z Kings County

Subject Topics

  • Families -- New York (State) -- Kings County
  • Real property -- New York (State) -- Kings County

Subject Places

  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)

Family Name(s)

  • Cornell family

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Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

Open to researchers without restriction.

Preferred Citation

Identification of item, date (if known); Cornell family land deeds, 1974.053, Box and Folder number; Brooklyn Historical Society.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Ronald Elliot Curtis, 1940. Formally accessioned in 1974.

Processing Information note

Minimally processed to the collection level.

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