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Guide to the Teunis G. Bergen collection of Van Brunt family genealogy papers 1978.157

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Collection processed by Larry Weimer

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Descriptive Summary

 
Creator: Bergen, Teunis G., 1806-1881
Title: Teunis G. Bergen collection of Van Brunt family genealogy papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1770-1881
Abstract: The Teunis G. Bergen collection of Van Brunt family genealogy papers spans the period 1770 to 1881 and measures 0.3 linear feet. The papers include letters, legal documents, and genealogical notes and transcriptions concerning the Van Brunt family, collected by Teunis G. Bergen. Much of the material concerns Kings County (N.Y.), especially New Utrecht (now part of Brooklyn), but New Jersey and other locales also appear in the genealogical documents. Many of the letters are from John Van Brunt (1802-1880) of Englewood, N.J.; these typically concern genealogy and family history, but some also include his perspectives on politics, the development of Englewood, and local issues such as a controversy over racially segregated schools. The legal documents include deeds, wills, and slave bills of sale.
Quantity: 0.3 linear feet in eleven folders, including one oversize
Language of Materials: Materials are in English.
Text [Box]: 2 (oversize)
Text [Box]: 1 (A0086)
Call Phrase: 1978.157
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.