Mortimer D. Jones collection on the Kings County Hospital, 1903-1930s

Call number: 1994.008

Extent: 0.15 linear feet in three folders

The collection contains an assortment of items relating to Kings County Hospital, dating from 1903 to the 1930s. It includes photographs, clippings, ephemera, and a history of the hospital.

Mortimer D. Jones was born on May 3, 1877, in Brooklyn, New York. He was a graduate of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University. Jones served as superintendent of the Cumberland Street Hospital until 1910, when he was appointed superintendent of Kings County Hospital. He was briefly relieved of his duties in 1928 following allegations of mismanagement and anti-Semitism. In 1929 he was named medical superintendent of City Hospital on Welfare Island (now known as Roosevelt Island), a position he held until he retired in 1934. He was married to the former Lillian Stephen and passed away in Ridgewood, New Jersey, in 1953.

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  • Kings County Hospital (Kings County, N.Y.).
  • Kings County Hospital (Kings County, N.Y.). Alumni Association.
  • Jones, Mortimer D., 1877-1953
  • McNally, Elizabeth


  • East Flatbush (New York, N.Y.)


  • Hospitals -x Medical staff — New York (State) — Kings County
  • Hospitals — New York (State) — Kings County
  • Medicine -x Practice — New York (State) — Kings County
  • Physicians — New York (State) — Kings County
  • Surgery — New York (State) — Kings County

Types of Materials:

  • Clippings (information artifacts)
  • Ephemera
  • Manuals (instructional materials)
  • Menus
  • Photograph albums
  • Photographs
  • Programs (documents)
  • Typescripts

John Kissam papers, 1778-1823; 1864-1868

Call Number: 1974.133

Extent: 0.1 Linear feet, in 16 folders in one manuscript box

The John Kissam papers (1778-1823; 1864-1868) principally include correspondence and orders to Major Kissam, a Loyalist, concerning the Queens County Militia during the British occupation of New York and Long Island during the American Revolution. The subjects relate mostly to the taking of property, especially wood-cutting; authorization for movements about Long Island and to New York; and meeting troop musters. There are a small number of post-war items concerning Kissam. The collection also includes election (1865) and discharge (1868) certificates for Corporal Platt Wiggins from the New York State National Guard and the August 1864 muster roll of Company K of the 12th Georgia Infantry Regiment, Confederate States of America.


  • Kissam, John
  • Hamilton, Archibald, d. 1795
  • Wiggins family
  • Confederate States of America. Army. Georgia Infantry Regiment, 12th
  • Queens County (N.Y.). Militia


  • Queens County (N.Y.)
  • Queens County (N.Y.) — History — Revolution, 1775-1783


  • Military occupation damages — New York (State) — Queens County

Types of material:

  • Certificates
  • Correspondence
  • Muster rolls
  • Orders (military records)
  • Receipts (financial records)

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Journals of Long Island History

Long Island Historical Society Quarterly, 1939-1942;  The Journal of Long Island History, 1961-1969 and 1973-1982

From 1939-1942, 1961-1969, and 1973-1982, the Brooklyn Historical Society (known then as the Long Island Historical Society) published a periodic journal, called the Long Island Historical Society Quarterly in 1939-42 and, in the later years, The Journal of Long Island History. The journals include articles on historical topics concerning Kings, Queens, Nassau, and Suffolk counties. Many of the articles, especially in the 1939-1942 volumes, include full or partial transcriptions of account books, correspondence, deeds, tombstone inscriptions, and other manuscripts from the BHS collection and elsewhere. While there is a wide range of subject matter, perhaps best-represented in the journal are articles concerning the colonial period through the 19th century, American Revolution, Civil War, and African-American history. No appointment is necessary to use the journals in the BHS library.