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Guide to the John Yapp Culyer collection 1977.430

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Collection processed by Matthew Gorham

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on October 16, 2015
Finding aid written in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Revised by John Zarrillo  , September 2015

Descriptive Summary

 
Creator: Brooklyn Daily Eagle (Firm).
Title: John Yapp Culyer collection
Dates [inclusive]: circa 1870s-1955
Abstract: The John Yapp Culyer collection dates from circa 1870s to 1955 and consists of photographs and newspaper clippings concerning John Yapp Culyer and other members of the Culyer family. John Yapp Culyer (1839-1924) was the Chief Landscape Engineer of Prospect Park. During the park's construction, Culyer was charged by the park's commission to oversee the development of the park's public uses. He also oversaw the construction of Ocean Parkway, the Concourse at Coney Island, and was involved in the construction of several railroads in Brooklyn. Culyer was an eyewitness to the assassination of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln.
Quantity: 0.1 linear feet in two folders
Text [Box]: A0070
Call Phrase: 1977.430
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.