Charles M. Higgins papers, 1854 – 1929

Call Number: 1978.114

Extent: 1.34 Linear feet, in one oversize box.

The Charles M. Higgins papers consist primarily of Higgins’s writings, photographs, and clippings. Materials relate to Higgins’s position as a prominent ink manufacturer, activities in the Anti-Vaccination League of America and Kings County Historical Society, and interests in religious ethics and morality. Items also relate to Higgins’s death in 1929 and the history of Brooklyn, particularly in regards to Green-Wood Cemetery.


  • Higgins, Chas. M., b. 1854
  • Gavin, John E.
  • Higgins, Alexandra Fransioli
  • Higgins, Tracy
  • Anti-Vaccination League of America
  • Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.)
  • Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences
  • Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
  • Charles M. Higgins & Company
  • Green-Wood Cemetery (New York, N.Y.)
  • Manufacturer’s Association (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.)
  • Montauk Club of Brooklyn


  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
  • Park Slope (New York, N.Y.)


  • Banks and banking — New York (State) — Kings County
  • Businessmen — New York (State) — Kings County
  • Long Island, Battle of, New York, N.Y., 1776
  • Prohibition
  • Tetanus — Vaccination
  • Vaccination
  • Vaccination — Complications

Types of material:

  • Clippings (information artifacts)
  • Manuscripts (document genre)
  • Pamphlets
  • Photographs

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