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Guide to the Cornell family land deeds 1974.053

128 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11201

Brooklyn Historical Society

Collection processed by Nicholas Pavlik

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on November 09, 2011
English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Cornell family
Creator: Cornell, Isaac, d. 1824
Creator: Cornell, John, 1753-1820
Creator: Cornell, William, ca. 1755-1820
Title: Cornell family land deeds
Dates [inclusive]: 1784-1792
Abstract: Deeds documenting transactions among members of the Cornell family for land along the East River in Brooklyn, dating from 1784 to 1792. Isaac Cornell (d. 1824) purchased a large tract of land from the heirs of Jacob Sebring in 1784. A year later, he sold one-third of the shares to his brothers, John (1753-1820) and William (ca. 1755-1820). In 1787, Isaac sold William an additional portion, and in 1792 John purchased all tracts belonging to his brothers.
Quantity: 1.34 Linear feet in one oversize box.
Text [Oversize]: OS-24
Call Phrase: 1974.053
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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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Cornell, Isaac, d. 1824
  • Cornell, John, 1753-1820
  • Cornell, William, ca. 1755-1820

Document Type

  • Deeds
  • Land titles |z New York (State) |z Kings County

Subject Topics

  • Families -- New York (State) -- Kings County
  • Real property -- New York (State) -- Kings County

Subject Places

  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)

Family Name(s)

  • Cornell family

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Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

Open to researchers without restriction.

Preferred Citation

Identification of item, date (if known); Cornell family land deeds, 1974.053, Box and Folder number; Brooklyn Historical Society.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Ronald Elliot Curtis, 1940. Formally accessioned in 1974.

Processing Information note

Minimally processed to the collection level.

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