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Mary Van Nostrand letters to Elizabeth Smyth

Title
Mary Van Nostrand letters to Elizabeth Smyth, 1797-1818.
Author
Titus, Mary Van Nostrand.

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box 1Mixed materialRequest in advance MssCol NYGB 18262 box 1Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328

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Description
.21 linear foot (1 box)
Donor/Sponsor
Gift of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society.
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Access (note)
  • Advance notice required. Apply at http://www.nypl.org/mssref.
Source (note)
  • Gift of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society,
Provenance (note)
  • Presented to the New York Genealogical & Biographical Society in 1948 by Rev. Henry Kingsbury Pierce.
Call Number
MssCol NYGB 18262
OCLC
668125840
Author
Titus, Mary Van Nostrand.
Title
Mary Van Nostrand letters to Elizabeth Smyth, 1797-1818.
Restricted Access
Advance notice required. Apply at http://www.nypl.org/mssref.
Summary
Mary Van Nostrand was a daughter of John Van Nostrand and Helena Lefferts. Both the Van Nostrands and Lefferts were prominent families in Brooklyn and Long Island with roots dating back to the 17th century Dutch settlements. Elizabeth Stuart Smyth (1780-1818) was the daughter of Captain John Ferdinand Stuart Smyth, a Loyalist who returned to England before her birth, and whom she did not meet until his return to American during her adolescence. Mary Van Nostrand married Walter Titus in 1801; Elizabeth Smyth married Gideon Nichols in 1802. The collection is comprised of letters written by Mary Van Nostrand (1782-1818) to her cousin Elizabeth Smyth (1780-1858) beginning in adolescence and ending with Mary's death. Topics include family news, social activities, and other mundane matters.
Provenance
Presented to the New York Genealogical & Biographical Society in 1948 by Rev. Henry Kingsbury Pierce.
Source
Gift of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, 2008.
Added Author
Smyth, Elizabeth Stuart.
New York Genealogical and Biographical Society Collection.
Added Title
Gift of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society.
Research Call Number
MssCol NYGB 18262
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