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Guide to the Andrew J. Provost collection of Bushwick, N.Y., family papers 1977.180

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Creator: Provost, Andrew J., 1834-1925
Title: Andrew J. Provost collection of Bushwick, N.Y., family papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1709-1859
Abstract: The Andrew J. Provost collection of Bushwick, N.Y., family papers includes documents compiled by Provost and his son likely in connection, at least in part, with their genealogical research and writings. The documents include deeds, indentures, wills, and property maps ranging from 1653 to 1835, some with certifications and other official notations ranging to 1859. The earliest original document is 1709; documents dated from the 1600s are nineteenth century certified copies. The materials concern Bushwick (Kings County, N.Y.) families and property, including that in the Greenpoint section (now part of the New York City borough of Brooklyn). Surnames appearing in the collection include Arundius, Bennet, Calyer, Cappoens, Meserole/Miserol, Praa, Provost, and Volckertsen, among others.
Quantity: 1.6 Linear feet in two folders and one oversize flat box
Language of Materials: Materials are in English.
Text [Box]: 1 (A0046)
Text [Box]: 2 (Oversize)
Call Phrase: 1977.180