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Guide to the Ludington Family Papers

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Collection processed by Susan Kriete

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on November 08, 2016
Description is in English

Container List

Series I: Genealogical and biographical material

Scope and Contents note

This series includes genealogical research and notes of various Ludington family members. Also included are two books with more detailed biographical and genealogical information: a memoir of Colonel Henry Ludington, by Willis Fletcher Johnson, and the Ludington-Saltus Records, compiled by Ethel (Saltus) Ludington. There is also a copy of The Spy Unmasked, by H.S. Barnum, an account of Enoch Crosby, a Patriot spy during the Revolution. Crosby was friendly with Colonel Henry Ludington, sometimes lodging with the family, and is believed to be the model for the character Harvey Birch in James Fenimore Cooper's novel  The Spy.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Biographical sketches and genealogies
1878, 1886, undated
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Background information, Colonel Henry Ludington (includes artotype facsimiles of military appointments and other historic documents)
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Correspondence regarding family history
1882-1894, 1974
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Correspondence and news clippings regarding Sybil Ludington
1888-1894, 1988
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Pamphlets on history of Quaker Hill
1905, 1907
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Putnam County memorabilia (includes artotype facsimiles of historical documents and paintings)
1853, undated
Volume: BV Ludington 1 Folder : Colonel Henry Ludington, A Memoir, by Willis Fletcher Johnson
Volume: BV Ludington 2 Folder : Ludington-Saltus Records, edited by Louis Effingham DeForest
Volume: BV Ludington 3 Folder : The Spy Unmasked; or, Memoirs of Enoch Crosby, alias Harvey Birch, by H.L. Barnum

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