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William Steele poems

Title
William Steele poems : manuscript, circa 1850.
Author
Steele, William, 1762-1851.

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v. 1TextBy appointment onlyAvailableMssCol NYGB 18147 v. 1Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328

Details

Additional Authors
New York Genealogical and Biographical Society Collection.
Description
1 v.; 29 cm.
Donor/Sponsor
Gift of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society.
Subjects
Genre/Form
Poems.
Note
  • With index.
Access (note)
  • Advance notice required. Apply at http://www.nypl.org/mssref
Biography (note)
  • William Steele (1762-1851) and his wife Mary Dayton Steele (1769-1834) resided with their family in New Jersey and later moved to upstate New York.
Provenance (note)
  • Gift of Mrs. Eduardo Carranza to the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, 1933.
Call Number
MssCol NYGB 18147
OCLC
320548129
Author
Steele, William, 1762-1851.
Title
William Steele poems : manuscript, circa 1850.
Restricted Access
Advance notice required. Apply at http://www.nypl.org/mssref
Biography
William Steele (1762-1851) and his wife Mary Dayton Steele (1769-1834) resided with their family in New Jersey and later moved to upstate New York. William Steele was born in New York City and served in the Revolutionary War. In 1791 he married Mary Dayton, daughter of physician Jonathan Dayton (1731-1778) of Springfield, New Jersey. The Steele family moved from New Jersey to Painted Post, Steuben County, New York in 1819. William Steele died in Big Flats, Chemung County, New York in 1851.
Summary
An album of original verse by William Steele (1762-1851), inspired by incidents of personal and family life, life events, and celebrations, as well as local, historical and political events. Dated poems span 1781-1850, with earlier poems noting the locations of Springfield and other places in New Jersey, and later poems noting the locations of Painted Post and Big Flats, both near Corning, New York. Poems marking births, marriages and deaths provide genealogical information on members of the Steele, Dayton, Salter and Winans families, and other individuals. A note by William Steele pasted inside the front cover states that the poems have been transcribed for the pleasure of his family and friends. A "Genealogy of the Steele Family of Springfield, N.J.," compiled from the poems at a later date, is pasted inside the back cover. Also present is a 12-page pamphlet, "Elegy on the Rt. Honorable William Pitt, late Earl of Chatham on his accepting a peerage" (Boston, 1808; Shaw & Shoemaker 14692), and a few research notes.
Provenance
Gift of Mrs. Eduardo Carranza to the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, 1933.
Source
MSS 2008M27
Added Author
New York Genealogical and Biographical Society Collection.
Added Title
Gift of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society.
Research Call Number
MssCol NYGB 18147
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