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Guide to the Brooklyn Fire Department ledgers 1990.004

128 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11201

Brooklyn Historical Society

Collection processed by Matthew Gorham

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on January 25, 2012
English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.). Fire Dept.
Title: Brooklyn Fire Department ledgers
Dates [inclusive]: 1898-1910
Abstract: This collection contains two record books of the Brooklyn Fire Department, one pertaining to Engine Company No. 1 (dated 1898-1899), and the other pertaining to Engine Company #40 (dated 1910). The ledgers contain day-by-day logs of each engine company's activities, including responses to fires and other emergencies. The date and time of day for each activity logged are included in both ledgers.
Quantity: 0.42 Linear feet in one manuscript box
Text [Box]: 1990.004 1 of 1
Call Phrase: 1990.004
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

Document Type

  • Ledgers (account books)
  • Logs (records)

Subject Topics

  • Fire departments |z New York (State) |z Kings County
  • Fire fighters -- New York (State) -- Kings County
  • Fire fighters -- New York (State) -- New York

Subject Places

  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)

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Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access note

Open to users without restriction.

Preferred Citation

Identification of item, date (if known); Brooklyn Fire Department ledgers, 1990.004, Box and Folder number; Brooklyn Historical Society.

Related Archival Materials note

The Brooklyn Historical Society holds many other collections and items pertaining to the history of firefighting in Brooklyn. Please contact the Othmer Library staff for more information.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of John Krisciewicz, 1990.

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