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Guide to the Brooklyn Fire Department payroll records 1985.077

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Collection processed by Nicholas Pavlik

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on June 13, 2019
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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.). Fire Dept
Title: Brooklyn Fire Department payroll records
Dates [inclusive]: 1875-1881
Abstract: The Brooklyn Fire Department payroll records are contained in one oversize enclosure and one oversize box and include commissioner and general staff monthly payrolls for the period August 30 to October 31, 1881, as well as individual monthly company payrolls from the years 1875 and 1881. The records feature lists of Fire Department employees, with signatures and pay rates next to the names.
Quantity: 1 Linear Feet in one oversize enclosure and one oversize box.
Text [Oversize]: OS-36
Text [Oversize]: 1985.077 1 of 2
Call Phrase: 1985.077
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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Historical Note

The first paid professional Fire Department in the city of Brooklyn went into operation in 1869.

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Scope and Contents

The Brooklyn Fire Department payroll records are contained in one oversize enclosure and one oversize box and include commissioner and general staff monthly payrolls for the period August 30 to October 31, 1881, as well as individual monthly company payrolls from the years 1875 and 1881. The records feature lists of Fire Department employees, with signatures and pay rates next to the names.

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Access Points

Document Type

  • Payroll records

Subject Organizations

  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.). Fire Dept

Subject Topics

  • Fire departments -- New York (State) -- Kings County
  • Fire fighters -- New York (State) -- Kings County

Subject Places

  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)

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Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

Open to users without restriction.

Preferred Citation

Identification of item, date (if known); Brooklyn Fire Department payroll records, 1985.077, Box and Folder number; Brooklyn Historical Society.

Related Materials

Related archival collections at the Brooklyn Historical Society:

Missing Title

  1. 1973.275, Village of Brooklyn Fire Department member lists and minutes, 1823-1828
  2. 1977.080, Board of Trustees of the Brooklyn Fire Department meeting minutes, 1848-1854
  3. 1977.158, Williamsburgh fire wardens minute book, 1845-1857
  4. 1978.019, Flatbush Fire Company records, 1829-1848
  5. 1978.032, New York City fire fighters list, 1704
  6. 1989.006, Brooklyn Firefighting collection, 1825-1949

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Xerxes Fine Books and Documents, 1985.

Processing Information

Minimally processed to the collection level.

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