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Guide to the Ezra Stiles diary extracts on the Battle of Long Island 1973.291

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Brooklyn, NY, 11201

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Collection processed by Matthew Gorham

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Descriptive Summary

Creator - Transcriber: Dexter, Franklin B.
Creator: Stiles, Ezra, 1727-1795
Title: Ezra Stiles diary extracts on the Battle of Long Island
Dates: 1776
Quantity: 0.08 Linear feet in one folder
Text [Box]: A0015
Call Phrase: 1973.291
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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Biographical note

Ezra Stiles (1727-1795) was an American educator, Congregationalist minister, author, theologian, and president of Yale College from 1778-1795.

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Scope and Contents note

Ezra Stiles diary extracts on the Battle of Long Island, transcribed by Franklin B. Dexter in 1868. The extracts are handwritten and housed in a single bound volume. They collect entries by Stiles, a fervent supporter of the American Revolution, concerning the Battle of Long Island. Though Stiles was not present at the battle, he received correspondence from many who were, and actively followed news of the battle from his home in Newport, Rhode Island. The diary from which the extracts were transcribed was owned by the Yale College library at the time of the transcription.

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Access Points

Document Type

  • Diaries

Subject Topics

  • Long Island, Battle of, New York, N.Y., 1776

Subject Places

  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
  • Kings County (N.Y.) |x History |y Revolution, 1775-1783
  • United States |x History |y Revolution, 1775-1783

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Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

Open to researchers without restriction.

Preferred Citation

Identification of item, date (if known); Ezra Stiles diary extracts on the Battle of Long Island, 1973.291, Box and Folder number; Brooklyn Historical Society.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Source and date of acquisition unknown.

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