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Guide to the John Montgomerie broadside 1977.129

128 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11201

Brooklyn Historical Society

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Montgomerie, John, d. 1731
Title: John Montgomerie broadside
Dates: circa 1730
Quantity: 0.01 Linear feet in one folder.
Text [Box]: A0037
Call Phrase: 1977.129
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.

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Biographical Note

John Montgomerie (d. 1731) was governor of the English Provinces of New York and New Jersey from 1728 to 1731.

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Scope and Contents

One broadside, dated circa 1730, issued by John Montgomerie, governor of the Provinces of New York and New Jersey. The broadside announces the death of Richard Shaw, his wife, and three slaves as a result of a fire in Shaw's home in the Suffolk County town of East Hampton, and solicits assistance for Shaw's surviving family from the citizens of New York.

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Access Points

Document Type

  • Broadsides (notices)

Subject Topics

  • African Americans -- New York (State) -- East Hampton
  • Charity
  • Fires -x Casualties -- New York (State) -- East Hampton

Subject Places

  • East Hampton (N.Y.)
  • New York (Colony)

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Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access note

Open to users without restriction.

Preferred Citation

Identification of item, date (if known); John Montgomerie broadside, 1977.129, Box and Folder number; Brooklyn Historical Society.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Source and date of acquisition unknown. Formally accessioned in 1977.

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