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[Old map of Brooklyn and greater part of King's County, Long Island.

[Old map of Brooklyn and greater part of King's County, Long Island.

Scale ca. 1:82,000. Title from P. L. Phillips' A list of maps of America, p. 175. Manuscript, pen-and-ink. Oriented with north to the bottom. Relief shown pictorially. In pencil: No. 32. Includes distance chart... more

A plan of St. Georges Ferry on Nassau-Island made the 10th August 1774,

A plan of St. Georges Ferry on Nassau-Island made the 10th August 1774...

Scale 1:240; 20 ft. to an in. Title on verso: St. Georges Ferry. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Watermark: J. Whatman [and a fleur-de-lis in a cross surmounted by a crown, over the letters GR] Shows wh... more

A plan of New York Island, with part of Long Island, Staten Island & east New Jersey, with a particular description of the engagement on the woody heights of Long Island, between Flatbush and Brooklyn, on the 27th of August 1776 between His Majesty's forces commanded by General Howe and the Americans under Major General Putnam, shewing also the landing of the British Army on New-York Island, and the taking of the city of New-York &c. on the 15th of September following, with the subsequent disposition of both the armies.

A plan of New York Island, with part of Long Island, Staten Island & e...

Scale ca. 1:85,000. Hand colored. Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. Shows information to Sept. 23, 1776. Pictorial map. Annotated in lower right corner in pencil: 3rd impression. Includes "Re... more

A plan of New York Island, with part of Long Island, Staten Island & east New Jersey, with a particular description of the engagement on the woody heights of Long Island, between Flatbush and Brooklyn, on the 27th of August 1776 between His Majesty's forces commanded by General Howe and the Americans under Major General Putnam, with the subsequent disposition of both armies.

A plan of New York Island, with part of Long Island, Staten Island & e...

Scale ca. 1:85,000. Hand colored. Has watermarks. Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. Pictorial map. Annotated in lower right corner in pencil: 2d impression. In lower margin: An account of the... more

For sale, an agreeable, convenient, and valuable country seat, situated on the main road, in the pleasant, healthy and growing village of Jamaica, distant only twelve miles from New-York ... Brooklyn, Printed by Thomas Kirk [1802].

For sale, an agreeable, convenient, and valuable country seat, situate...

Signed: E. C. Genet. Jamaica, Dec. 20, 1802. (Removed from the Genet Papers).; On verso: 315842 4 F 65. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as ful... more

New York from Brooklyn

New York from Brooklyn

Bird's-eye view with Brooklyn Bridge on right. Copyright by Irving Underhill. No. D-420.

[Scene with windmill on right, Brooklyn Navy Yard to left]

[Scene with windmill on right, Brooklyn Navy Yard to left]

(DLC/PP-1995:140.256) Philadelphia Print Shop Inventory no. 256. Title from item. Forms part of: Marian S. Carson collection (Library of Congress).

Plan of Forts Green, Laurence & Swift and lines of intrenchments constructed in the vicinity of Brooklyn for the defence of the city of New York.

Plan of Forts Green, Laurence & Swift and lines of intrenchments const...

Relief shown pictorially. Pen-and-ink, pencil, and watercolor. Oriented with north to the upper right. Handwritten annotation on recto: No. 39. "Office of Chief of Engineers, War Department. 58510 6199" on vers... more

Guann's near Fort - Swift, Brooklyn / J.R. Smith, fecit., 1817.

Guann's near Fort - Swift, Brooklyn / J.R. Smith, fecit., 1817.

Drawing shows the landscape of a rural area in Brooklyn with cattle grazing on a dirt road. Ships travel through what may be Gowanus Canal in the distance. (DLC/PP-1995:140.268) Philadelphia Print Shop Invento... more

The Bay of New York Taken from Brooklyn Heights

The Bay of New York Taken from Brooklyn Heights

William Guy Wall (Irish, Dublin 1792–after 1864 Ireland (active America))

[Obituary of Martha Williams, inscriptions from the tombstones of Martha & William Williams at Brooklyn, Connecticut cemetery. Together with an extract of a letter from Joseph May to Nathaniel F. Williams, regarding Martha Williams.] [n. p. 1822

[Obituary of Martha Williams, inscriptions from the tombstones of Mart...

Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 6, Folder 12a.

Letter from George Jeffrey Tillotson, Brooklyn, [Conn.], to Amos Augustus Phelps, 1831 July 21st

Letter from George Jeffrey Tillotson, Brooklyn, [Conn.], to Amos Augus...

In this letter to Amos A. Phelps, George Jeffrey Tillotson tells Phelps that he is "very pleasantly settled" in Brooklyn, Connecticut. He discusses the towns efforts to find a new school teacher and an executio... more

Letter from George Jeffrey Tillotson, Brooklyn, [Conn.], to Amos Augustus Phelps, 1832 March 12th

Letter from George Jeffrey Tillotson, Brooklyn, [Conn.], to Amos Augus...

George Jeffrey Tillotson writes to Amos A. Phelps about the growth of his church, stating, "My house of worship is full to overflowing." Tillotson also tells Phelps about classmates from college and the seminar... more

Letter from Samuel Joseph May, Brooklyn, [Connecticut], to William Lloyd Garrison, Brooklyn, [Connecticut]

Letter from Samuel Joseph May, Brooklyn, [Connecticut], to William Llo...

Samuel Joseph May writes to William Lloyd Garrison thanking him for sending "the present of 50 copies" of his Discourse and encouraging him to visit Brooklyn sometime during the month. He then discusses his new... more

Letter from George Jeffrey Tillotson, Brooklyn, [Conn.], to Amos Augustus Phelps, 1832 June 16th

Letter from George Jeffrey Tillotson, Brooklyn, [Conn.], to Amos Augus...

George Jeffrey Tillotson writes to Amos A. Phelps about the uncomfortable weather in Brooklyn, claiming "the heat is particularly oppressive." He then asks Phelps "How do you succeed in t[he] city of renown" an... more

Letter from George Jeffrey Tillotson, Brooklyn, [Conn.], to Amos Augustus Phelps, 1832 March 12th

Letter from George Jeffrey Tillotson, Brooklyn, [Conn.], to Amos Augus...

George Jeffrey Tillotson writes to Amos A. Phelps about the growth of his church, stating, "My house of worship is full to overflowing." Tillotson also tells Phelps about classmates from college and the seminar... more

Letter from George Jeffrey Tillotson, Brooklyn, [Conn.], to Amos Augustus Phelps, 1832 March 12th

Letter from George Jeffrey Tillotson, Brooklyn, [Conn.], to Amos Augus...

George Jeffrey Tillotson writes to Amos A. Phelps about the growth of his church, stating, "My house of worship is full to overflowing." Tillotson also tells Phelps about classmates from college and the seminar... more

Letter from George Jeffrey Tillotson, Brooklyn, [Conn.], to Amos Augustus Phelps, 1832 March 12th

Letter from George Jeffrey Tillotson, Brooklyn, [Conn.], to Amos Augus...

George Jeffrey Tillotson writes to Amos A. Phelps about the growth of his church, stating, "My house of worship is full to overflowing." Tillotson also tells Phelps about classmates from college and the seminar... more

Letter from George Jeffrey Tillotson, Brooklyn, [Conn.], to Amos Augustus Phelps, 1834 March 11th

Letter from George Jeffrey Tillotson, Brooklyn, [Conn.], to Amos Augus...

George Jeffrey Tillotson writes to Amos A. Phelps informing him he has received a copy of Phelp's "Lectures on Slavery." Tillotson states he has not yet read the full book but agrees with Phelp's sentiments and... more

Navy Yard, Brooklyn - for the Ladies' Companion / drawn by Lundie.

Navy Yard, Brooklyn - for the Ladies' Companion / drawn by Lundie.

Print shows a group of people standing on a decayed section of the docks at the Navy Yard in Brooklyn, New York. Title from item. Illus. in: The Ladies' Companion.... New York : W.W. Snowden, v. 5, (1836 July),... more

Letter from George Jeffrey Tillotson, Brooklyn, [Conn.], to Amos Augustus Phelps, 1841 Ap[ri]l 28th

Letter from George Jeffrey Tillotson, Brooklyn, [Conn.], to Amos Augus...

George Jeffrey Tillotson writes to Amos A. Phelps telling him about his plans to invest money in the Worcester railroad with the help of one of his church members. He also agrees to give Phelps a loan of 500 do... more

Letter from George Jeffrey Tillotson, Brooklyn, [Conn.], to Amos Augustus Phelps, 1841 June 8th

Letter from George Jeffrey Tillotson, Brooklyn, [Conn.], to Amos Augus...

George Jeffrey Tillotson writes to Amos A. Phelps about his meetings with pastors in Litchfield County, Connecticut, stating he "induced most of them to present the cause to their peo[ple], & have myself preach... more

Letter from George Jeffrey Tillotson, Brooklyn, [Conn.], to Amos Augustus Phelps, 1841 Ap[ri]l 14th

Letter from George Jeffrey Tillotson, Brooklyn, [Conn.], to Amos Augus...

In this letter to Amos A. Phelps, George Jeffrey Tillotson tells of his "domestic affliction," the passing of his wife, which turned his "once happy home" into a "desert" and "house of death." Tillotson shares ... more

Letter from George Jeffrey Tillotson, Brooklyn, [Conn.], to Amos Augustus Phelps, 1841 June 8th

Letter from George Jeffrey Tillotson, Brooklyn, [Conn.], to Amos Augus...

George Jeffrey Tillotson writes to Amos A. Phelps about his meetings with pastors in Litchfield County, Connecticut, stating he "induced most of them to present the cause to their peo[ple], & have myself preach... more

Letter from George Jeffrey Tillotson, Brooklyn, [Conn.], to Amos Augustus Phelps, 1841 Ap[ri]l 28th

Letter from George Jeffrey Tillotson, Brooklyn, [Conn.], to Amos Augus...

George Jeffrey Tillotson writes to Amos A. Phelps telling him about his plans to invest money in the Worcester railroad with the help of one of his church members. He also agrees to give Phelps a loan of 500 do... more

Letter from George Jeffrey Tillotson, Brooklyn, [Conn.], to Amos Augustus Phelps, 1842 Sept[ember] 5th

Letter from George Jeffrey Tillotson, Brooklyn, [Conn.], to Amos Augus...

George Jeffrey Tillotson writes to Amos A. Phelps "with 2 objects in view." First, he informs Phelps about his desire to purchase more shares in Boston banks and asks him to borrow money from a friend to help w... more

Letter from George Jeffrey Tillotson, Brooklyn, [Conn.], to Amos Augustus Phelps, 1842 Sept[ember] 5th

Letter from George Jeffrey Tillotson, Brooklyn, [Conn.], to Amos Augus...

George Jeffrey Tillotson writes to Amos A. Phelps "with 2 objects in view." First, he informs Phelps about his desire to purchase more shares in Boston banks and asks him to borrow money from a friend to help w... more

Letter from George Jeffrey Tillotson, Brooklyn, [Conn.], to Amos Augustus Phelps, 1842 Ap[ril] 21st

Letter from George Jeffrey Tillotson, Brooklyn, [Conn.], to Amos Augus...

George Jeffrey Tillotson writes to Amos A. Phelps about his investments, specifically asking him to buy shares in various railroads. On the second page, Tillotson begins a new later, dated "Ap[ril] 25th," and g... more

Letter from George Jeffrey Tillotson, Brooklyn, [Conn.], to Amos Augustus Phelps, 1842 July 19th

Letter from George Jeffrey Tillotson, Brooklyn, [Conn.], to Amos Augus...

George Jeffrey Tillotson writes this letter to Amos A. Phelps asking him to purchase more shares for him in Boston. Tillotson also enclosed 70 dollars in the letter (not included), an amount he had "on hand & c... more

Letter from George Jeffrey Tillotson, Brooklyn, [Conn.], to Amos Augustus Phelps, 1842 May 24th

Letter from George Jeffrey Tillotson, Brooklyn, [Conn.], to Amos Augus...

In this letter to Amos A. Phelps, George Jeffrey Tillotson explains a brief note he had sent earlier and gives Phelps directions about where to invest the money he had sent him. Tillotson also shares some local... more

Letter from George Jeffrey Tillotson, Brooklyn, [Conn.], to Amos Augustus Phelps, 1842 June 15th

Letter from George Jeffrey Tillotson, Brooklyn, [Conn.], to Amos Augus...

George Jeffrey Tillotson writes to Amos A. Phelps acknowledging his receipt of Phelps' letter and returning to him "a receipt of t[he] interest paid by you" (not included). He tells Phelps that he is a delegate... more

Letter from George Jeffrey Tillotson, Brooklyn, [Conn.], to Amos Augustus Phelps, 1842 Oct[ober] 18th

Letter from George Jeffrey Tillotson, Brooklyn, [Conn.], to Amos Augus...

George Jeffrey TIllotson writes to Amos A. Phelps about shares purchased on Tillotson's behalf that cost more money than he had given. He directs Phelps where to send the stock certificates and certificates of ... more

Letter from George Jeffrey Tillotson, Brooklyn, [Conn.], to Amos Augustus Phelps, 1842 Feb[ruary] 22nd

Letter from George Jeffrey Tillotson, Brooklyn, [Conn.], to Amos Augus...

George Jeffrey Tillotson writes to Amos A. Phelps giving him instructions for investing Tillotson's money. He then discusses a recent revival in Boston as well other successful recent revivials Windham County, ... more

Letter from George Jeffrey Tillotson, Brooklyn, [Conn.], to Amos Augustus Phelps, 1843 Mar[ch] 22nd

Letter from George Jeffrey Tillotson, Brooklyn, [Conn.], to Amos Augus...

In this letter to Amos A. Phelps, George Jeffrey Tillotson informs Phelps about his plans for purchasing shares in some Boston banks. He also tells Phelps about "a glorious revival in Farmington" and states tha... more

Letter from George Jeffrey Tillotson, Brooklyn, [Conn.], to Amos Augustus Phelps, 1843 Dec[ember] 18th

Letter from George Jeffrey Tillotson, Brooklyn, [Conn.], to Amos Augus...

George Jeffrey Tillotson writes to Amos A. Phelps about receiving a 3 percent dividend instead of the expected 3.5 percent. He then provides Phelps with instructions about delivering the missing money to him. C... more

Letter from George Jeffrey Tillotson, Brooklyn, [Conn.], to Amos Augustus Phelps, 1843 Ap[ri]l 8th

Letter from George Jeffrey Tillotson, Brooklyn, [Conn.], to Amos Augus...

George Jeffrey Tillotson writes to Amos A. Phelps with instructions for "t[he] disposal of a 100 dollars." Tillotson predicts stocks will rise and tells Phelps "if business & prosperity in t[he] country revives... more

Letter from George Jeffrey Tillotson, Brooklyn, [Conn.], to Amos Augustus Phelps, 1843 Jan[uar]y 30th

Letter from George Jeffrey Tillotson, Brooklyn, [Conn.], to Amos Augus...

George Jeffrey Tillotson writes to Amos A. Phelps to express his sympathy over the death of Phelp's wife. He then moves on to discuss the sickness moving through Brooklyn, Connecticut, that has killed members o... more

Letter from George Jeffrey Tillotson, Brooklyn, [Conn.], to Amos Augustus Phelps, 1843 Jan[uar]y 30th

Letter from George Jeffrey Tillotson, Brooklyn, [Conn.], to Amos Augus...

George Jeffrey Tillotson writes to Amos A. Phelps to express his sympathy over the death of Phelp's wife. He then moves on to discuss the sickness moving through Brooklyn, Connecticut, that has killed members o... more

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U.S. Reports: Lawrence v. McCalmont et al., 43 U.S. (2 How) 426 (1844)

U.S. Reports: Lawrence v. McCalmont et al., 43 U.S. (2 How) 426 (1844)

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 43; Howard Volume 2; January Term, 1844; Susan Lawrence, Plaintiff in error, v. Robert McCalmont, Hugh McCalmont, and William Johnson Newell, Defendants

Church of the Pilgrims, Brooklyn, New York

Church of the Pilgrims, Brooklyn, New York

Frances Flora Bond Palmer (American (born England), Leicester 1812–1876 New York)

Letter from George Jeffrey Tillotson, Brooklyn, [Conn.], to Amos Augustus Phelps, 1844 Mar[ch] 9th

Letter from George Jeffrey Tillotson, Brooklyn, [Conn.], to Amos Augus...

George Jeffrey Tillotson writes to Amos A. Phelps acknowledging the receipt of his last letter and updating Phelp's on the interest he owes to him. Tillotson also discusses the petition of the Merchant's Bank t... more

Letter from George Jeffrey Tillotson, Brooklyn, [Conn.], to Amos Augustus Phelps, 1844 Sept[ember] 17th

Letter from George Jeffrey Tillotson, Brooklyn, [Conn.], to Amos Augus...

In this letter to Amos A. Phelps, George Jeffrey Tillotson writes about the creation of new shares in the Merchant's Bank and his option to purchase these new shares. He asks Phelps to make inquiries about the ... more

Church of the Saviour (First Unitarian Congregational), Brooklyn

Church of the Saviour (First Unitarian Congregational), Brooklyn

A view of the First Unitarian Congregational Church, erected 1844, on Pierrepont Street, near the corner of Monroe Place, Brooklyn Heights. Designed by Minard Lafever (1798-1854). Ezra Bisbee (American, born Sa... more

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Letter from George Jeffrey Tillotson, Brooklyn, [Conn.], to Amos Augustus Phelps, 1845 Ap[ri]l 8th

Letter from George Jeffrey Tillotson, Brooklyn, [Conn.], to Amos Augus...

George Jeffrey Tillotson writes to Amos A. Phelps informing him that he has sent a letter for him to Boston where he requests Phelps "to pay the principal of your note this spring." Tillotson again refers to th... more

Brooklyn from "Pictorial History of the State of New York, etc. [Compiled from the “Historical Collections of the State of New York,” by J. W. Barber and Henry Howe, published in 1841.]"

Brooklyn from "Pictorial History of the State of New York, etc. [Compi...

This image has been taken from scan 000147 from "Pictorial History of the State of New York, etc. [Compiled from the “Historical Collections of the State of New York,” by J. W. Barber and Henry Howe, published ... more

[Grace Church (Brooklyn, New York). Side elevation] / Rich Upjohn, arct.

[Grace Church (Brooklyn, New York). Side elevation] / Rich Upjohn, arc...

Architectural drawing showing side elevation of church. Signed. No. 2. Accession box no. DLC/PP-1996:111.11.5

[Grace Church (Brooklyn, New York). Plan] / Rich Upjohn, archt.

[Grace Church (Brooklyn, New York). Plan] / Rich Upjohn, archt.

Title devised by Library staff. Signed. No. 1. Accession box no. DLC/PP-1996:111.11.4

[Grace Church (Brooklyn, New York). Front elevation] / Rich Upjohn.

[Grace Church (Brooklyn, New York). Front elevation] / Rich Upjohn.

Architectural drawing showing front elevation of church. Title devised by Library staff. Signed. No. 1. Accession box no. DLC/PP-1996:111.11.1

[Grace Church (Brooklyn, New York). Rear elevation. Plan] / Rich Upjohn, arct.

[Grace Church (Brooklyn, New York). Rear elevation. Plan] / Rich Upjoh...

Architectural drawing showing rear elevation and plan of church.

[Rules and regulations. c. 1848].

[Rules and regulations. c. 1848].

Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 120, Folder 15a.

Chamberlin House, Red Hook, Brooklyn, New York (plan of principal floor)

Chamberlin House, Red Hook, Brooklyn, New York (plan of principal floo...

Alexander Jackson Davis (American, New York 1803–1892 West Orange, New Jersey)

Chamberlin House, Red Hook, Brooklyn, New York (elevation entrance facade)

Chamberlin House, Red Hook, Brooklyn, New York (elevation entrance fac...

Alexander Jackson Davis (American, New York 1803–1892 West Orange, New Jersey)

View of New York: from Brooklyn Heights

View of New York: from Brooklyn Heights

Artist: Frances F. Palmer. Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 6914

View of New York from Brooklyn Heights

View of New York from Brooklyn Heights

Frances Flora Bond Palmer (American (born England), Leicester 1812–1876 New York)

[Elaborate church interior, possibly St. Luke's in Brooklyn, New York]

[Elaborate church interior, possibly St. Luke's in Brooklyn, New York]

Perspective drawing showing interior of church.

City of New-York, Brooklyn, Jersey City & Quarantine Station on Staten Island

City of New-York, Brooklyn, Jersey City & Quarantine Station on Staten...

Small panoramic print shows the waterfront of New York City and New Jersey ca. 1850. Places identified include: Jersey City; Hoboken; Bedlow's Island; Ellis Island; Hudson River; Robbins Reef Light House; New-Y... more

Map of the city of Brooklyn, L.I. : shewing the streets as at present existing with the buildings and the intended canal and other works : also the village of Williamsburgh /

Map of the city of Brooklyn, L.I. : shewing the streets as at present ...

Shows wards (numbered), building coverage, and lot lines. Hand colored to emphasize ward boundaries. Originally printed on 2 sheets (western/eastern). LC copy imperfect: Rubber-stamped, shellacked, brittle, dar... more

Map of Kings and part of Queens counties, Long Island N.Y. /

Map of Kings and part of Queens counties, Long Island N.Y. /

Covers Brooklyn (Kings County) and the western part of Queens County (now part of New York City). Shows towns (townships), built-up areas, streets system in urban areas, land tracts (with owners' names/acreages... more

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Brooklyn, L.I., as seen from Trinity Church, New York / painted by J.W. Hill ; Smith, Brors. del.

Brooklyn, L.I., as seen from Trinity Church, New York / painted by J.W...

Print shows piers and wharves and the dock area of the "Wall Street Ferry" looking from Trinity Church across the East River toward Brooklyn; many ships are at dock, also shows many carts and wagons, pedestrian... more

View of New York: Jersey City, Hoboken & Brooklyn

View of New York: Jersey City, Hoboken & Brooklyn

Artist: Charles Parsons. Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 6919

"East River Bridge N.Y."

"East River Bridge N.Y."

"East River Bridge N.Y."

Dairy Cottage, Prospect Park

Dairy Cottage, Prospect Park

On mount: American Views. Brooklyn, N.Y. No. 49. Title from item.

Map of the city of New York.

Map of the city of New York.

Street map of Manhattan south of 63rd Street and adjacent districts of Brooklyn (Downtown and Williamsburg). Shows ward boundaries, ward numbers, street railroads, and ferries. "Lat. 40°42ʹ40ʺN. 2°54ʹE. Long. f... more

Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y., view from Ocean Hill

Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y., view from Ocean Hill

On mount: Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New-York. Title from item.

Charlotte Canda's monument, Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y

Charlotte Canda's monument, Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y

On mount: American Views. Peoples' Series. Title from item.

The Lullwood Bridge

The Lullwood Bridge

On mount: Prospect Park. Brooklyn, N.Y. Title from item.

The meteor. The meteor of July 20, as seen by J. A. Adams, Esq., at Saratoga Springs. The meteor as seen by S. P. Avery, Esq., at Brooklyn. The meteor as seen by J. M'Nevin, Esq., near Bedford, Long Island / J. M'Nevin.

The meteor. The meteor of July 20, as seen by J. A. Adams, Esq., at Sa...

Text with illustrations that show three views of a meteor that appeared on July 20, 1860. Title from item. Illus. in: Harper's weekly, v. 4, (1860 August 4), p. 481.

Drinking fountain in shelter, Prospect Park

Drinking fountain in shelter, Prospect Park

On mount: American Views. Brooklyn, N.Y. No. 18. Title from item.