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Guide to the William F. Wyckoff papers 1978.002

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Collection processed by Robyn Hjermstad

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on December 16, 2011
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Descriptive Summary

 
Creator: Wyckoff, William Forman, 1858-1930
Title: William F. Wyckoff papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1695-1942
Abstract: This collection contains the personal and family related papers of William Forman Wyckoff (1858-1930) spanning the years 1695-1942. Material types include deeds, indentures, property maps, bills of sale, and estate matters from 1695 through 1825. Later documents include extracts of financial records, clippings, reunion books, correspondence, and genealogical notes and research pertaining to many families in Brooklyn and other nineteenth century towns of Kings and Queens Counties, New York. The Eldert, Lott, Suydam, and Wyckoff families are prominent in this collection in deeds, estate inventories, and financial records. Also included in this collection are documents from the Revolutionary War period, those related to John Wyckoff's tenure as sheriff of Brooklyn about 1817-1833, and those concerning enslaved African-Americans.
Quantity: 3.25 Linear feet in 3 manuscript boxes and 1 oversize flat box.
Language of Materials: The bulk of the material is in English. Some documents are in Dutch.
Call Phrase: 1978.002
Sponsor: Developed with grant funds from the U.S. Department of Education Underground Railroad Educational and Cultural (URR) Program.