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Guide to the Freedman Family Papers
and Other Documents
1765–1968 (bulk, 1930–1950)
 MS 231

New-York Historical Society
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Collection processed by Joseph Ditta (October 2021)

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Container List

Series III. Unrelated documents, 1765–1968, undated

Scope and Contents

The items in this series are unrelated to those in Series I and II, and are unrelated, for the most part, to each other. They include a mix of 18th, 19th, and 20th-century documents in a variety of formats: contracts, deeds, ephemera, photographs, and a few objects. Of chief interest are the two large, mounted photographs of attendees to the convention of the Verhovay Aid Society, a Hungarian national fraternal organization, at Passaic, New Jersey, in July 1914.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 4 Folder : 2 Abstract from a [land] patent . . .

Scope and Contents

"Abstract from a Patent Dated the 6th day of June 1765 and granted to John Montressor, Francis Mee and Robert Wallace" for "All that certain Tract or parcel of Land situate lying and being in the County of Albany on the west side of Lake Champlain within Our province of New York as also four small Islands called Les Isles des quatres Vents lying in the said Lake . . . ."

1765 June 6
Offsite-Box: 4 Folder : 3 Contract to establish smelting works

Scope and Contents

"In consequence of our being about to establish Works in this or any other Colony of North America for the smelting, refining, and manufacturing of Ores produced from Mines belonging in partnership to John Sebastian Stephanÿ, John Kohl, and Gosninus Erkelens, all of the City, County, and Province of New York . . . ."

1775 July 25
Offsite-Box: 4 Folder : 4 Gates's Troy Almanac, for the Year of Our Lord 1837 (Troy, N.Y.: Elias Gates)
Offsite-Box: 4 Folder : 5 St. Ann's Church, Morrisania [The Bronx]. Deed and assignment

Scope and Contents

• St. Ann's Church, Morrisania. Deed, to The Corporation of St. Paul's Church, Morrisania, January 2, 1854.
• St. Ann's Church, Morrisania. Assignment of mortgage to Edward Haight, September 20, 1855.

1854, 1855
Offsite-Box: 4 Folder : 6 Levi R. Leeds letter to Captain Jacob Johnson

Scope and Contents

Levi R. Leeds, a patient in Brooklyn City Hospital suffering from "that awful scourge consumption," writes to Captain Jacob Johnson, who was possibly his brother-in-law, husband of "Sister Jane" [Margaret Jane (Leeds) Johnson?].

1861 May 16
Offsite-Box: 4 Folder : 7 The Troy Daily Whig [newspaper], Troy, N.Y.
1861 November 14
Oversize: (small) Folder : 1 of 2 Verhovay Aid Society photographs (2)

Scope and Contents

Two large mounted photographs (mounts measure 22 x 14 inches) of attendees to the convention of the Verhovay Aid Society, a Hungarian national fraternal organization, Passaic, New Jersey, July 1914. The second of the two listed below shows the group at flag raising ceremonies on Long Island on Sunday, July 26, 1914 (see Passaic Daily News, Monday, July 27, 1914, p. 13).

• A VERHOVAY KONVENCIO DELEGATUSAI PASSAICON 1914 JULIUS HÒ-BAN BELDEGREEN FENYKEPE 52 32 AVE C N.Y. {Delegates to the Averhovay Convention, Passaic, July 1914; photographed by Beldegreen Fenykepe, 32 Avenue C, N.Y.}
• A VERHOVAY EGYLET 38 IK N.Y. FIOKJANAK ZAZLOSZENTELSI UNNE PELYE 1914 JULIUS 2GAN [26AN?] {The Averhovay Association, Branch No. 38 of New York}

1914 July
Offsite-Box: 4 Folder : 8 Palmström von Christian Morgenstern [German poetry]
Offsite-Box: 4 Folder : 9 First Day Covers [postal history] (19)

Scope and Contents

Postage stamps and cancelations commemorating

• Hawaii (1937)
• Coronado Cuarto Centennial (1940)
• National Defense (1940)
• Vermont 150th Anniversary of Statehood (1941)
• Fort Deven's Airport, Ayer, Mass. (1941)
• 50th Anniversary of Motion Pictures (1944)
• Greater New York Golden Jubilee (1948)
• Rough Riders (1948)
• Forks of Salmon, California (1948)
• Centennial of the American Poultry Industry (1948)
• Daffodil Festival, Tacoma, Washington (1948)
• OHPEX '49 (1949)
• Marshall Pass, Colorado (1949)
• 175th Anniversary arrival of Marquis de LaFayette (1952)
• James Monroe (1954)
• Children of All Nations (1956)
• Flushing Remonstrance (1957)
• Henry Ford (1968)
• Leif Ericson (1968)

Offsite-Box: 4 Folder : 10 Staten Island telephone directory
Offsite-Box: 4 Folder : 11 Jokes / ancecdotes

Scope and Contents

Jokes and humorous ancedotes typed on 33 strips of paper, one of which is dated October 10, 1952.

Offsite-Box: 4 Folder : 12 [Christening bonnet?]
Offsite-Box: 4 Folder : 13-17 Loose ephemera (5 folders)

Scope and Contents

Includes greeting cards, pre-printed return mailing envelopes, brochures for Morningside Country Club (Greenwood Lake, N.Y.), Bantam automobile advertisements, etc.

Offsite-Box: 4 Folder : 18 Manuscript English-German dictionary / phrase book
Oversize: (small) Folder : 2 of 2 [Purse?]
Offsite-Box: 4 Folder : 19 Wallet

Scope and Contents

Holds a card with the word "REPUBLICAN" typed above the numbers "0987654321" followed by the same written in reverse: "NACILBUPER" above "1234567890."


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