Blackburne, Woodward, and Ottaway family papers, 1807-2011

Call Number: 2013.006

Extent: 5.0 linear feet in 3 manuscript boxes, 1 records carton, 1 oversize flat box, 2 photograph boxes, and 1 object box.

This collection consists of correspondence, wills, land indentures, travel journals and diaries, photographs (cabinet cards, cartes-de-visite, daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, tintypes, photo postcards, loose prints), holiday cards, scrapbooks, school programs, report cards, inventories of assets, hymnals and other books, genealogies, and artifacts including a parasol and pairs of spectacles relating to individuals in the Woodward, Blackburne, Cook, Ward, Littlejohn, Condit, Haynes, Hart, Ottaway, and Prosser families; all descendants of John Blackburne (1775-1845) and Elizabeth Cook (1781-1812). John Blackburne emigrated from England to the United States in 1821, settling in Brooklyn Heights; his grandson John Blackburne Woodward (1835-1895) was a Civil War general and prominent business, political, and civic leader. This collection is focused on family matters, including European travels and daily life at the family members’ homes in Brooklyn, including nos. 70 Sands Street and 86 Sands Street (within a parcel of properties owned by the family), 259 Henry Street, and 54 Remsen Street, and is a reflection of memorabilia preserved by women of the family, particularly Mary Woodward and Ruth Hart Ottaway, from one generation to the next, along with materials and information gathered in the course of genealogical research by various family members.

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Names:

  • Best, Mary W.
  • Blackburne, Elizabeth Cook, 1781-1812
  • Blackburne, John, 1775-1845
  • Blackburne, Robins Cook, 1812-1850
  • Brooklyn Botanic Garden.
  • Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences.
  • Condit, William Henry, 1839-1873
  • Hart, Elizabeth Condit, 1868-1915
  • Haviland, Mattie
  • Haynes, Sophia Condit, 1865-1952
  • Littlejohn, Arthur, 1856-1895
  • Littlejohn, Duncan
  • Littlejohn, Robina Woodward, 1827-1895
  • Littlejohn, Sophia, (Sophia Ward Blackburne Littlejohn), 1812-1893
  • Littlejohn, Thomas, b. 1859
  • Ottaway, James H., 1911-2000
  • Packer Collegiate Institute.
  • Parkes, Phebe
  • Procteroe, Robina Woodward, b. 1856
  • Procteroe, Robina, b. 1882
  • Prosser, Bertha
  • Prosser, Fred
  • Prosser, Robert Woodward, 1862-1958
  • Prosser, Roger D.
  • Prosser, Thomas
  • Tousey, Elizabeth
  • Ward, Susannah, 1784-1869
  • Weber, Martha Woodward, b. 1830
  • Woodward, Maria, 1833-1904
  • Woodward, Mary Barrow Blackburne, 1807-1850
  • Woodward, Robert Buddicom, 1840-1915
  • Woodward, Robina Blackburne, 1802-1893
  • Woodward, Thomas, 1793-1873

Places:

  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) — Social life and customs — 19th century
  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) — Social life and customs — 20th century
  • Brooklyn Heights (New York, N.Y.)
  • Buck Hill Falls (Pa.)
  • Endicott (N.Y.)
  • Europe — Description and travel
  • Flatbush (New York, N.Y.)
  • Norfolk (Conn.)
  • Purchase (N.Y.)
  • Sands Street (New York, N.Y.)

Subjects:

  • Plymouth chimes (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.)
  • Abolitionists — New York (State)
  • Adultery — New York (State) — Kings County
  • Antislavery movements — United States
  • Authors, American
  • City clergy — New York (State) — New York
  • Clergy as authors
  • Congregational churches — New York (State) — Kings County — Clergy
  • Congregationalists — New York (State) — Kings County
  • Lectures and lecturing — New York (State) — Kings County
  • Pews and pew rights
  • Reformers — United States
  • Religious education of children — New York (State) — Kings County
  • Religious institutions — New York (State) — Kings County
  • Sunday schools — New York (State) — Kings County
  • Trials (Adultery) — New York (State) — Kings County

Types of Materials:

  • Ambrotypes (photographs)
  • Artifacts (object genre)
  • Birth certificates
  • Bulletins
  • Cabinet photographs
  • Cartes-de-visite (card photographs)
  • Children’s books
  • Citizenship papers
  • Correspondence
  • Daguerreotypes (photographs)
  • Diaries
  • Dies (tools)
  • Genealogies
  • Greeting cards
  • Hymnals
  • Inventories
  • Invitations
  • Magazines (periodicals)
  • Manuscripts (document genre)
  • Mortgages
  • Parasols
  • Passports
  • Photographic postcards
  • Portraits
  • Prayerbooks
  • Programs (documents)
  • Report cards
  • School yearbooks
  • Scrapbooks
  • Songbooks
  • Spectacles (eye glasses)
  • Typescripts
  • Wills

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