Sylvester Manor Archive 1649-1996

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Sylvester Manor Archive, 1649-1996

Sylvester Manor Archive 1649-1996

Sylvester Manor is the home of the original European settlers on Shelter Island in eastern Long Island, New York, created in 1652 with the arrival of Nathaniel and Grissell Sylvester. For over 350 years and continuing to this day, the Manor has remained with descendents of the original Sylvesters, and the Sylvester Manor Archive contains documents dating from its European settlement to the late-20th century. The earliest documents provide evidence of an operational northern provisioning plantation involved in the Atlantic trade of the 17th century, while later portions of the collection document the lives of several notable descendents including Ezra L’Hommedieu, an attorney and politician from the American Revolutionary Era, Samuel Smith Gardiner, an attorney from a prominent family of eastern Long Island, and Eben Norton Horsford, a scientist at the forefront of the development of American food science and chemistry and a successful entrepreneur.

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Barnard, F. A. P. (Frederick Augustus Porter), 1809-1889

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Lester, Thomas

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Farlow, Mary Leila, (Lilian), 1848-1927

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Floyd, Nicoll, 1762-1852

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Sylvester, Brinley, 1694-1752

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Curtis, Mary Gardiner Horsford, (Mamie), 1855-1893

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Hall, James, 1811-1898

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Susquehannah Company

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Smith, John, 1752-1816

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Fiske, Andrew, 1912-1992

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Dering, Sylvester, 1758-1820.

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Tyler, Julia Gardiner, 1820-1889

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Jackson, Helen Hunt, 1830-1885

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Sylvester, Constant

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Wilson, George F. (George Francis), 1818-1883

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Palmer, Alice Freeman, 1855-1902

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Horsford, Cornelia Conway Fenton, 1861-1944

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Jewett, Sarah Orne, 1849-1909

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Sarah Orne Jewett was one of America's foremost regional writers. She produced novels, stories, and sketches, generally concerned with the lives and traditions of women in the rural areas of coastal New England. Her gentle, well-observed, respectful style transcends the limitations of genre and continue to make her work relevant. From the description of Sarah Orne Jewett letter to Loulie, ca. 1890. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 54429003 ...

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Sylvester Manor and its grounds are located on Shelter Island, a small island situated between the north and south forks of eastern Long Island. The island was inhabited by Montauk Indians until its settlement by the first European settlers in 1652, Nathaniel (Nathaniell in most records) and Grissell (also recorded Grizzell) Sylvester. Shelter Island was settled following its purchase by a group of four merchants, Nathaniel Sylvester, his brother Constant Sylvester, and Thomas Middl...

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L'Hommedieu, Mary Catherine Havens, 1765-1843

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Durant, H. F. (Henry Fowle), 1822-1881

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New York (State). Legislature

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The 332nd Infantry Regiment was part of the 83rd Division, which was deployed overseas in June 1918. After training in France the regiment was detached for service as army and corps troops, and on July 25 it moved, with the 331st Field Hospital, to Villafranca, Custoza, and Sommacompagna, Italy. In October the regiment participated in the Vittorio-Veneto Operation (Italy). The regiment assisted in establishing bridgeheads at the Piave River, and as part of the Italian 31st Division (Tenth Italia...

Horsford, Phoebe Dayton Gardiner, 1826-1903

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Van Buren, Martin, 1782-1862

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Martin Van Buren (b. Kinderhook, New York, December 5, 1782-d. July 24, 1862, Kinderhook, New York), studied law, was admitted to bar, New York, 1803; moved to Huson surrogate of Columbia Co.; member of State Senate, 1813-1820; attorney general of New York, 1815-1819; delegate to state constitutional convention, 1821; U.S. Senate Democrat, March 4, 1821-1828; Governor of New York, 1828-1829; U.s. Secretary of State, March 12, 1829 - August 1, 1831; Vice President, 1832; President, 1836-1840....

Dyckman, William N.

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Jay, John, 1745-1829

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Statesman and jurist. From the description of Letter, 1813 Jan. 1. (Filson Historical Society, The). WorldCat record id: 49243562 Governor of New York State; U.S. Secretary of Foreign Affairs; Chief Justice of U.S. Supreme Court. From the description of Letter, 1797 October 27 : Albany, to John Trumbull, London. (New York State Library). WorldCat record id: 50806321 From the description of Letter, 1778 January 2 : Poughkeepsie, to Marinus Willet. (New Yo...

Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882

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Poet, from Cambridge (Middlesex Co.), Mass. From the description of Papers, 1859-1874. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19903002 American author and poet. From the description of A psalm of life, fourth verse, 1850. (Maine Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 274069802 American teacher, translator, and poet. From the description of Letter, Nahant, Mass., to Mrs. T.B. Lawrence, Newport, 1872 July 20. (Boston Athenaeum...

L'Hommedieu, Benjamin, 1694-1755

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Lloyd, James, 1905-1974

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Epithet: of Taylor and Lloyd, bankers British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000569.0x000004 ...

Gardiner, David

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Floyd, William, 1734-1821

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Signer of the Declaration of Independence; member of the Continental Congress. From the description of Autograph letter signed : to Major Gen'l Lewis Morris, 1796 Jan. 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270530387 Floyd was a Signer of the Declaration of Independence and a Continental Congressman. From the description of AD, 1782 August 29 : Middletown. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 13713295 From the description of ADS, 1776 Janua...

Gardiner, Lion, 1599-1663

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L'Hommedieu, Ezra, 1734-1811

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Member of the Continental Congress. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Southold to Jedediah Elderkin, 1774 June 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270591225 Sylvester Manor and its grounds are located on Shelter Island, a small island situated between the north and south forks of eastern Long Island. The island was inhabited by Montauk Indians until its settlement by the first European settlers in 1652, Nathaniel (Nathaniell in most records) and G...

Horsford, Mary Catherine, (Kate), 1850-1927

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Gardiner, Mary Catherine L'Hommedieu, 1806-1838

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Horsford, Eben Norton, 1818-1893

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Horsford (Harvard, A.B., 1847) taught chemistry at Harvard. From the description of Papers of Eben Norton Horsford, ca. 1857. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 76972793 Engineer, college professor and industrial chemist; president of Wellesley. From the description of E. N. Horsford letter to a Miss Reid [manuscript], 1884 February 14. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 713898870 David Zeisberger served as a Moravian minister. ...

Brinley, Francis, 1632-1719

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Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894

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American writer and physician. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Beverley Farm, Mass., to Tristram Coffin, 1890 Aug. 5. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269544690 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Boston, to Tristram Coffin, 1891 Dec. 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 642361192 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Boston, to [Tristram Coffin], 1891 Nov. 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 642361674 From the descript...

Gardiner, Samuel Smith, 1789-1859

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Sylvester Manor and its grounds are located on Shelter Island, a small island situated between the north and south forks of eastern Long Island. The island was inhabited by Montauk Indians until its settlement by the first European settlers in 1652, Nathaniel (Nathaniell in most records) and Grissell (also recorded Grizzell) Sylvester. Shelter Island was settled following its purchase by a group of four merchants, Nathaniel Sylvester, his brother Constant Sylvester, and Thomas Middl...

Liebig, Justus, Freiherr von, 1803-1873

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Justus Liebig, German chemist. From the description of Justus Liebig manuscript material : 1 item, [1844?] (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 710907437 German chemist. From the description of Letter, 1836, May 26 : Giessen, to William Charles Henry. (Duke University). WorldCat record id: 35527571 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Giessen, to Herr Voith, 1844? May 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270590651 ...

Botta, Anne C. Lynch (Anne Charlotte Lynch), 1815-1891

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Teacher and poet of Providence, Rhode Island, and New York. From the description of Papers, 1835-1894. (Brown University). WorldCat record id: 122544279 Anne Charlotte Lynch Botta was an American poet, writer, and socialite. Her salon in Brooklyn was frequented by many prominent 19th century writers, actors, and artists. From the description of Anne Lynch Botta correspondence, 1835-1855. (New-York Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 713564548 ...

Fiske, Augustus Henry, 1880-1944

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Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826

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Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) was an American statesman and third president of the United States. From the description of Thomas Jefferson letter, 1809. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 367818629 Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) was the third president of the United States, born in Goochland (now Albemarle County), Virginia. He was a member of the Virginia House of Burgesses from 1769 to 1775, and with R. H. Lee and Patrick Henry initiated the inter-colonial committee of correspond...

Lloyd, Henry, 1685-1763

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Merchant of Rhode Island and son of Boston merchant and early Long Island property owner James Lloyd; later a resident of Lloyd Neck (Queens Village) Long Island. Access: open to qualified researchers at The New-York Historical Society. From the description of Account book, 1706-1780. (New York University, Group Batchload). WorldCat record id: 58760163 Henry Lloyd (1685-1763) owned a shipping business in Rhode Island before settling on h...