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Guide to the Gertrude Lefferts Vanderbilt collection 1974.168

Brooklyn Historical Society
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Brooklyn Historical Society

Collection processed by Rachel M. Oleaga

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on January 15, 2021
eng using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Revised by Amy Lau, Archivist, to remediate oppressive language from subject terms, abstract, biographical and scope and contents note.  , December 2020

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

Open to researchers without restriction.

Conditions Governing Use

Material in this collection is in the public domain.

Preferred Citation

Identification of item, date (if known); Gertrude Lefferts Vanderbilt collection, 1974.168, Box and Folder number; Brooklyn Historical Society.

Related Materials

Brooklyn Historical Society holds materials concerning Aaron, Auris and Peter Vanderbilt in the Bennett Ryder Collection (collection ARC 001).

John Vanderbilt (b. 1829) is referenced in the Anita Lott Cruickshank papers, held by Brooklyn Historical Society (collection 1974.126).


Bibliographic References

Information on members of the Vanderbilt family in Flatbush, N.Y. can be found at Brooklyn Historical Society in the following:

Miller, Heather. Old Brooklyn families : genealogies of the Hegman, Holgersen, Joosten, Nagel, Polhemius, Rapalje, Remsen, Stryker, Vanderbilt, and Van Wyck families. Santa Barbara, CA; 1896. Call number CS69.O45 1986

Strong, Thomas M. The History of The Town of Flatbush in Kings County, Long Island. Brooklyn, NY: Frederick Loeser & Co., 1908. Call number F129.B7 S776 1842

Thompson, Benjamin F. History of Long Island from its discovery and settlement to the present time. New York, NY; R.H. Dodd, 1918. Call umber F127.L8 T46 1918

Vanderbilt, Gertrude Lefferts. The Social History of Flatbush; and Manners and Customs of the Dutch Settlers of Kings County. Brooklyn, NY: Frederick Loeser & Co., 1909. Call number F129.B7 V36 1881

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The Gertrude Lefferts Vanderbilt Collection was presented to the Long Island Historical Society (now the Brooklyn Historical Society) in 1931 from Sarah Walden.

In acquisition of the materials, a note from Sarah Walden states that the materials were collected by Gertrude Lefferts Vanderbilt relating to Flatbush, New York. They may have been research materials used in writing her book on Flatbush society, The Social History of Flatbush; and Manners and Customs of the Dutch Settlers of Kings County.

Processing Information

The Gertrude Lefferts Vanderbilt Collection was processed in October 2010 by Rachel M. Oleaga.

Oppressive descriptive language was remediated from the subject terms, abstract, scope and contents, and biographical notes in this finding aid as part of an anti-racist descriptive language audit performed in December 2020. Folder titles were not remediated to retain a record of the language originally used to describe this material.