Historic Town of the Middle States
(1899) "The cities surveyed are Albany, Saratoga, Schenectady, Newburgh, Tarrytown-on-Hudson, New York City, Brooklyn, Princeton, Philadelphia, Wilmington, Buffalo, and Pittsburgh."
10,000 Vital Records of Western New York, 1809-1850 "The 10,000 vital records in this work were drawn from the
marriage and death columns of five western New York newspapers published before
1850: the Republican Advocate of Batavia, the Steuben Farmers Advocate of Bath,
the Geneva Gazette, the Jamestown Journal, and Palmyra's Wayne Sentinel. Birth
announcements were not published in these early newspapers, but many of the
marriage and death notices mentioned birth years, birthplaces, and parents'
names, and where appropriate such data has been copied off and recorded here. ...The bulk of the work, however, concerns itself with the marriages and deaths
of residents of western New York, and in the absence of "official"
vital records of the area it stands as an admirable substitute. Like official
records of a later date, the records of marriage and death abstracted here
furnish names, ages, dates, places of residence, and frequent references to
family members, and a good deal of other information besides. No other work
available covers the genealogical records of western New York so
comprehensively, nor indeed does any other work hold out so much promise."
The Descendants of Samuel LYON of Saratoga County, New York; With Genealogical Data on Related Families Including TREADWELL, ROUNDY, EVANS, COGGESHALL, KIMBERLY, MEEKER, TURNEY and WHEELER
Collection of 15 Documents & Receipts Relating to the Life and Estate of William McQUEEN of the Town of Oyster Bay, Long Island, 1859 - 1865 From the seller: "Including: 2-page (with integral 2 pages of blanks) Bond dated 1859 for William McQueen of Oyster Bay Queens County Long Island New York for 1600 dollars to the Mary & Sarha Earle of the same town, with appropriate paper-covered seals and signed by James M. Burtis, McQueen is co-signed by Lucy McQueen, with interest information and payment details on next page, approx. 8" x 12" legal document size; other documents relate to this transaction and others: 1860 receipt from Edwin Griffing on order of J. Sammis interest on bond from McQueen and on the same paper, receipt for 2 years interest in 1862; evidently Wm. McQueen passes away around this time, since NOv. 19th 1861 receipt is from the Estate of Wm. McQueen to the School district for tax; other estate purchases in 1861 for white ash coal, pine slats, clths, horse, to S.Y. Ludlam; 1862 mortgage payment for J. M. Sammis & McQueen from Moses Austin(?); Town of Oyster Bay printed receipt accomplished by hand for town taxes for year 1862, printed at Glen Cove Gazette Print; estate of Wm. McQueen, interest payment, signed by Andrew McQueen; 1863 funeral expenses, travel interest charged for 2 years of carrying the bill, since 1860, J.S. White; 1863 McQueen estate payment receipt for large sheets of tin, charcoal, labor, more to Downing; 1863 from Edwin Griffin, for interest on note-now carried by David McQueen, signed by Stephen Schenck; Town of Oyster Bay town tax receipt for 1864 signed by Peter Vanderwater; 1865 receipt from Edwin Griffin executor of the estate of Wm. McQueen for professional services, by McCoun; 1865; 2 1865 receipts signed by Van Lise for Town of Oyster Bay taxes; and another 1865 Schenck interest receipt from original McQueen loan via David McQ. & Edwin Griffin; average size about 3 1/2" x 8"; light wear, old fold lines, a little foxing; very good condition and interesting Oyster Bay Long Island historical ephemera; a great 'snapshot' view of a family's estate & finances in the middle part of the nineteenth century."
Original 18th-Century Document:1798 Manuscript Deed from Huntington, Queens County, Long Island, New York: John BISHOP to David WOOD; Families Crabmeadow
From the seller: "Eighteenth-century manuscript deed agreement, between
John BISHOP & William JONES Huntington deeding ".in the consideration of the Sum
of thirty five pounds Current lawfull money of the State of New York to me in
hand paid by David WOOD. Fresh meadow land and swamp situate lying and being at
Crabmeadow in the township of Huntington." & more detail about the area of land
to be deeded; 16" x 13" approximate size; BISHOP, WOOD families given generous
and extensive mention in MATHER's opus genealogical work, "The Refugees of 1776
from Long Island to Connecticut" documenting their genealogies and involvement
in the Revolutionary War; with original paper-covered seals at bottom; signed by
Jonas WOOD, Jonah BISHOP, John BISHOP, Helen BISHOP; some edge, tips wear and
darkening to leaf; a few small holes, a little loss to a few letters; in medium
brown ink, in legible hand; on back is old note, again in an eighteenth century
hand: 'John BISHOP deed to David WOOD'; good condition."
Original 1873 Vintage Map: Ravenswood, Queens County
1772 Manuscript Deed of Lands Between John & Henry WHITSON & Samuel, Richard and Richard JACKSON, Junior in Oyster Bay, Queens County, Colony of New York
From the seller: "Extensive Eighteenth-century manuscript deed for lands owned by the Whitsons to the Jacksons (of Hempstead) in the Township of Oyster Bay, dated thirty first day of July 1772; 12 1/2" x 8" approximate size; giving much detail of the location of these meadow lands, ".in the Lower Division of Oyster Bay West Neck. West Island or thirteenth Share of upland. from the Northwest Corner of the hay house. (to the) fence as now standeth being the old arbitration line fixed by Platt Conklin and William Smith and Lately Confirmed by an arbitration Settled by Jonathan Seaman William Townsend and Doctor James Townsend."; assigning these meadow lands to the estate of the Jacksons; with the names of Jacob Jackson & Isaac Minor, with their marks and John Whitson & Henry Whitson signatures, signing the document, with the remains of the original red wax seals; accomplished in a legible hand in brown ink, chain-laid watermark paper; Oyster Bay local historical figures of note, Townsend & Jackson, Whitson families given mention in Mather's major genealogical work, "The Refugees of 1776 from Long Island to Connecticut"; light edge, tips wear and darkening to leaf; very good condition and interesting transaction just before the outbreak of the Revolutionary War and the division of many families due to their political loyalties."
Patchogue, Long Island Friendship Autograph Album
From the Seller: "Nineteenth-century Friendship album, apparently mostly inscribed from Patchogue, Long Island New York; owner Jeanette (possibly Hopper?) with entries dated 1878-1901; about 40 pages with material, usual well-wishing, signatures, humorous verses: names including Edwards, Ogilivie, Brown, Wightman, Erskine, Johnson, Hines, Wilcox, Aston, Rider, Miller, Roe, Teague, Smith, Mannering, Selus, Rockwell, Totten, Weeks, Diery, Conklin, Bolton, Martin, Mott, Mulford, Gardner, De Graff, Van Wart, Barnes, Hamilton, Henshaw; 3 leaves with drawings, with colors, one full-page, especially humorous and whimsical & talented by R.O.C. Gardner; Mostly inscribed by people from Patchogue, other towns represented Brooklyn with several, one each from Islip, Blue Point, Center Moriches, Richfield Springs, Boston; noted are marriage and death dates for some; a few leaves excised, oblong format approx. 5" x 7 1/2"; leather binding, gilt titled and decorated; some edge, tips wear; contents in very good condition and a good resource for Long Island genealogy and local history."
Original 1873 Vintage Map of Sea Cliff Grove From the seller: "Art Source International is proud to present maps from F. W. Beers Atlas of Long Island, New York - 1873. This is the one of the rarest county atlases in existence today- subsequently, these maps are sure to sell fast! The maps show the counties and towns of Long Island, with roads, railroads, bodies of water and rivers, as well as buildings and the names of homeowners and landowners, making this an excellent genealogical resource! Original hand coloring highlights the maps in bright pastels. MAKER: F. W. Beers. CONDITION: Very GoodSIZE:15 1/2 x 24Year:1873."
Original 1873 Vintage Map of Sea Cliff Grove Glen Cove From the seller:"22"x 14", map with original hand coloring in very good condition. There are two renderings of "View of the Metropolitan Tabernacle" and "Sea Cliff Summer Home for aged and infirm members of the Methodist Episcopal Church of New York City." Pages 129 - 130 from "Atlas of Long Island, New York from Recent and Actual Surveys and Records under the Superintendence of F. W. Beers."
The New York Pop-Up Book
"This extraordinary book offers a complete New York experience, from Broadway to Central Park, from skyscrapers to below the streets. Created by New York City 100, the nonprofit group founded during New York City's centennial year to celebrate the city's rich heritage, this commemorative book brings together miniature facsimiles, historic resources, artistic inspiration, and literary insight to depict the world's greatest metropolis. "The New York Pop-Up Book also includes a postcard collection of curators' choices from their own museums and miniature front pages of The New York Times and the Daily News drawn from the city's top news stories through the century."