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New York (State) -- Social life and customs -- 19th century

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Portland and Ripley Temperance Society minutes and Thomas Knight diary, 1829-1838

Scope and Contents Thomas Knight's (b. 1809) diary consists of concise daily entries for the time between October 20, 1836 and April 5, 1838. Knight was a general store clerk and was deeply interested and involved in civic/legal issues. Entries range from 6 to 10 lines each and record his daily readings of the Bible, religious histories and commentaries, legal works, and many works he borrowed from the town's library. Knight makes note of anti-slavery meetings (August 29, 1837, December 25, 1836, and December...

Tyler Family correspondence

Identifier: C-43
Overview George Palmer Tyler is referred to as: Rev. George P. Tyler, Rev. G.P. Tyler, George Tyler, Rev. Geo. P. Tyler, Rev. Mr. Tyler, and G.P. Tyler. For clarity, he will be referred to as G.P. Tyler in this finding aid. G.P. Tyler was born in Brattleboro, Vermont in 1809. The son of lawyer/playwright Royall Tyler who wrote the first performed American comedy, The Contrast (1787), as well as The Algerine Captive (1797) and Mary who also authored The Maternal Physician (1811). He was a native to...