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Guide to the William Patton Griffith papers 2006.030

128 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11201

Brooklyn Historical Society

Collection processed by Cynthia Tobar

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on November 22, 2011
English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Finding aid entered into Archivists' Toolkit by Nicholas Pavlik.  , October 26, 2011

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Griffith, William Patton, 1843-1936
Title: William Patton Griffith papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1865-1932
Abstract: The William Patton Griffith papers consist primarily of correspondence, writings, photographs, speeches, and clippings relating to all aspects of Griffith's participation as Grand Marshall in the Grand Army of the Republic and the Society of Old Brooklynites, among other civic activities in Brooklyn, with most of the collection focusing between the 1890s and 1930s. There are also a few items representative of Griffith's personal life, such as poems, programs, certificates, and a swatch of flag bunting from the flag that flew over General Ulysses Grant's tomb in 1897.
Quantity: 0.42 Linear feet in one manuscript box.
Text [Box]: 2006.030 1 of 1
Call Phrase: 2006.030
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.