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Guide to the Seaman Family Papers
1761-1983 (bulk 1830-1923)
  MS 552

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Collection processed by Jan Hilley and Megan Hahn Fraser

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on November 02, 2011
Description is in English.

Container List

Series VIII. Printed Matter and Photographs, 1858-1970, undated

Scope and Contents note

This series contains a variety of printed and visual materials. There are photographs (Box 6, Folder 9), including one of Amelia Seaman, wife of John B. Seaman. Among the other printed items are illustrations; advertisements; flyers; business cards; a 1901 schedule for the Lackawanna Railroad's New York - Buffalo - Chicago - St. Louis service (Box 6, Folder 12); the 1871 Annual Report of New York's Metropolitan Savings Bank (Box 6, Folder 13); event programs including the Commencement Exercises of Bellevue Hospital Medical College, 1873 (Box 6, Folder 14); and a ticket stub from the Metropolitan Opera (Box 6, Folder 16). In Folder 15, the pamphlet titled "Names of Those Buried in the Union Cemetery at Middle Island, L.I., New York" contains burial locations and dates for many members of the Van Horn family.

Newspaper sections and clippings are contained in Box 6, Folder 17. Among the clippings are many concerning the 1887 America's Cup race and other yachting news; the mention, in 1882, of a crayon portrait of Grover Cleveland done by Ida L. Van Horn Freeman; and an 1887 New York Herald article about an electric streetcar in Boston. There are larger newspaper sections from papers such as the New York Daily Witness (1858),  The Home Journal (1875) and  American Merchant (1881). An 1859 issue of  Harper's Weekly contains several novel serializations including Book II Chapter VI of Charles Dickens' new novel  A Tale of Two Cities.

The final item in this series is a photographic plate. Its subject is a pen and ink sketch of the DeWindt Homestead. The home was destroyed by fire c. 1892. Photographs from the plate were made for Irmingarde Van Horne Freeman Seaman.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 6 Folder : 9 Photographs
1898-1910, undated
Box: 6 Folder : 10 Illustrations
Box: 6 Folder : 11 Advertisements, Flyers, Cards
Box: 6 Folder : 12 Lackawanna Railroad Schedule
Box: 6 Folder : 13 The Metropolitan Savings Bank of the City of New York Annual Report
Box: 6 Folder : 14 Programs
Box: 6 Folder : 15 "Names of Those Buried in the Union Cemetery at Middle Island, L. I., New York"
Box: 6 Folder : 16 Miscellaneous Printed Matter
1900, undated
Box: 6 Folder : 17 Newspaper Clippings
Box: Photographic Plate of the DeWindt Homestead

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