Larry Trapani Brooklyn Dodgers collection, 1941-1957

Call number: 2005.037

Extent: 6.25 linear feet in two flat boxes and one blueprint box

This collection contains a rolled engineer’s blueprint of Ebbetts Field and 5 scrapbooks with newspaper and magazine pictures and articles about the Dodgers (1941-1957). Scrapbooks were compiled by Mr. Trapani, a Dodger fan, as a boy in Brooklyn. The blueprint, dated 1954 (42½” x 35), was purchased by him at an auction for $15.

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Names:

  • Brooklyn Dodgers (Baseball team).
  • Trapani, Larry

Places:

  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)

Subjects:

  • Baseball fans — New York (State) — Kings County
  • Baseball fields — New York (State) — Kings County
  • Baseball teams — New York (State) — Kings County
  • Baseball — New York (State) — Kings County
  • Ebbets Field (New York, N.Y.)

Types of Materials:

  • Blueprints (reprographic copies)
  • Clippings (information artifacts)
  • Scrapbooks

Emma Toedteberg bookplate collection, 1701-1982

Call Number: 2012.004

Extent: 23.5 Linear feet, in 48 manuscript boxes.

The Emma Toedteberg Bookplate collection, spanning from 1701 to 1982, was the bookplate collection of long-time Brooklyn Historical Society (BHS) librarian Emma Toedteberg (1856-1936). The collection was originally created by Miss Toedteberg’s father, Augustus Toedteberg (1824-1909), and later expanded by BHS librarians. The present collection numbers over 7,000 bookplates ranging from the eighteenth to the twentieth century, including armorial, heraldic and presentation bookplates of individuals and institutions. Works of numerous engravers are represented such as Edwin Davis French, Charles W. Sherborn and John W. Evans.

Names:

  • Huntington, Edna, 1895-1965
  • Brooklyn Historical Society (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.)
  • Long Island Historical Society
  • Stryker-Rodda, Harriet
  • Toedteberg, Augustus, 1823 or 4-1909
  • Toedteberg, Emma

Subjects:

  • Art — Collectors and collecting — United States
  • Art, American
  • Artists — New York (State) — Kings County
  • Bookplates
  • Graphic artists — New York (State) — New York
  • Heraldry
  • Portraits

Types of material:

  • Engravings
  • Photographs

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Charles Turnbull correspondence, 1778 – 1791

Call Number: 1981.015

Extent: 0.1 Linear feet, in one folder

The Charles Turnbull correspondence spans the period 1778 to 1791 and consists of a letter copybook containing correspondence between Charles Turnbull and his family members and friends. Charles Turnbull (b. circa 1754) served as a captain in the Pennsylvania militia during the Revolutionary War and was held as a British prisoner on Long Island. The letters include correspondence between Charles in Pennsylvania and his wife and friends in British-occupied Brooklyn. Turnbull’s later letters focus on international commerce between the United States, London, and India.

Charles Turnbull (b. circa 1754) served as a captain in the Pennsylvania militia during the Revolutionary War and was held as a British prisoner on Long Island. After being paroled, Turnbull became a Major of Artillery in the Continental Army. Following the war, he bought a 150 acre farm in Bedford, Long Island (later part of the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn). Turnbull was appointed High Sheriff of Kings County in 1789.

Names:

  • Turnbull, Charles

Places:

  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) — History — Revolution, 1775-1783
  • Long Island (N.Y.)
  • Long Island (N.Y.) — History — Revolution, 1775-1783
  • Pennsylvania |x History |y Revolution, 1775-1783
  • United States — History — Revolution, 1775-1783

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Frank J. Trezza Seatrain Shipbuilding collection, 1861-2011

Call Number: 1988.016

Extent: 1.0 linear feet in one manuscript box and two slide storage boxes

The Frank J. Trezza Seatrain Shipbuilding Collection documents shipbuilding activities at the Brooklyn Navy Yard from its closing by the Department of Defense in the mid-1960s through its rebirth and eventual demise under the management of the Seatrain Shipbuilding Corp. Frank J. Trezza was hired by Seatrain Shipbuilding as a Mechanic Helper at the Brooklyn Navy Yard in 1973 and eventually worked his way up to the position of First Class Marine Electrician. Though the dates of the collection span from 1861 to 1988, the bulk of the records span the period 1973-1978, when Frank J. Trezza was an employee of Seatrain Shipbuilding. Included in the collection are newspaper clippings, union publications, pamphlets and newspapers published by Seatrain, a Seatrain employee orientation kit, black & white photographs, color photographs, color slides, and black & white negatives. All of the documents in the collection were either collected or created by Frank J. Trezza. The majority of newspaper clippings in the collection document two subjects: the closing of the Brooklyn Navy Yard by the Department of Defense in 1966, and the final years of shipbuilding there under the Seatrain Shipbuilding Corp. during the 1970s.

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Names:

  • International Union, United Industrial Workers of America
  • New York Naval Shipyard
  • Seatrain Shipbuilding Corp
  • United States. Navy
  • Trezza, Frank J.

Places:

  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)

Subjects:

  • Shipbuilding industry — Employees — Labor unions
  • Shipbuilding — New York (State) — Kings County
  • Ships — Maintenance and repair
  • Ships — New York (State) — Kings County

Types of material:

  • Clippings (information artifacts)
  • Color slides
  • Negatives (photographic)
  • Photographs

Terhune and Wyckoff families papers, 1747-1932

Call Number: ARC.279

Extent: 0.8 Linear feet, in two manuscript boxes.

The Terhune and Wyckoff families papers (1747-1932) include documents of two prominent families, affiliated through marriage, from Gravesend in Kings County, New York (part of the New York City borough of Brooklyn after 1898). John Terhune (1767-1842) played a significant role in the early development of Coney Island as a resort location, and the collection includes some documents on that subject and on a dispute over whether to incorporate the town of Gravesend. The bulk of the collection, dating from the first half of the nineteenth century and likely compiled principally in connection with the administration of the estates of various Terhunes and Wyckoffs, includes bills, receipts, promissory notes, inventories, deeds, indentures, court filings, and other financial and legal documents. The collection holds several individual items of interest, including two letters commenting on the use of personal slanders as a tactic in political campaigns, a document related to the founding of the Agricultural Society of Kings County, six cartes-de-visite, bills of sale and a will referring to enslaved African-Americans, indentured servitude agreements, and a promissory note (1796) from Aaron Burr to Albert Terhune. Other names of Gravesend residents appearing frequently in the collection include Bennet, Emmans, Lake, Lott, Ryder, and Stillwell.

Names:

  • Terhune family
  • Emmans family
  • Lott family
  • Stillwell family
  • Terhune, Albert
  • Terhune, John
  • Wyckoff family
  • Coney Island House (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.)
  • Gravesend and Coney Island Bridge and Road Company

Places:

  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
  • Coney Island (New York, N.Y.)
  • Gravesend (New York, N.Y.)
  • Kings County (N.Y.)
  • Kings County (N.Y.) — Genealogy

Subjects:

  • African Americans — New York (State) — Kings County
  • Auctions — New York (State) — Kings County
  • Court records — New York (State) — Kings County
  • Executors and administrators — New York — Kings County
  • Genealogy
  • Indentured servants — New York (State) — New York
  • Inventories of decedents’ estates — New York (State) — New York
  • Legal documents — New York (State) — Kings County
  • Locomotive engineers
  • Public officers — New York (State) — Kings County
  • Railroads — New York (State) — Kings County
  • Real property — New York (State) — Kings County
  • Wills — New York (State) — Kings County

Types of material:

  • Cartes-de-visite (card photographs)
  • Correspondence
  • Deeds
  • Estate inventories.
  • Genealogies
  • Indentures
  • Invoices
  • Promissory notes
  • Receipts (financial records)
  • Slave bills of sale
  • Tax records

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Daniel M. Tredwell papers, 1876-1917

Call Number: ARC.188

Extent: 1.5 Linear feet, in four manuscript boxes.

The Daniel M. Tredwell papers contain manuscripts of histories, essays, lectures, and reminiscences by Daniel Melancthon Tredwell (1826-1921). Dating from circa 1870s through circa 1910s, these manuscript writings primarily concern Long Island, especially Kings, Nassau, and Suffolk counties, with the towns of Flatbush and Hempstead appearing most frequently. The collection includes three major manuscripts, one on Kings County history, another on Native Americans of Long Island, and the last dating from circa 1888 concerning Tredwell’s personal reminiscences of nineteenth century Long Island. There are also many shorter pieces on history, ethnography, philosophy, and other matters of intellectual inquiry. Topics of local historical interest include Melrose Hall in Flatbush, the organization of the Brooklyn Philosophical Society, and a history of the Apprentices Library Association. Other writings range from women’s rights to metaphysics to biographical notes.

Names:

  • Tredwell, Daniel M., 1826-1921
  • Brooklyn Apprentices’ Library Association
  • Melrose Hall (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.)

Places:

  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) — History
  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) — Social life and customs — 19th century
  • Flatbush (New York, N.Y.) — History
  • Hempstead (N.Y.) — History
  • Kings County (N.Y.) — History — 19th century
  • Long Island (N.Y.) — History
  • Suffolk County (N.Y.) — History

Subjects:

  • Indians of North America — New York (State) — Kings County
  • Indians of North America — New York (State) — Long Island

Types of material:

  • Biographies
  • Essays
  • Histories
  • Lecture notes
  • Notes
  • Reminiscences

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