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    • Hartzell Album, Page 11

    • Photograph albums; St. Stephen's College (Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y.)
    • This page displaying three photographs is titled: "Returning with Algebra, Sat. a.m. June 12, 1915" The significance of the mock funeral depicted is described in a 1930 issue of the student newspaper, the Lyre Tree: "There is a tradition of long...
    • Rev. Robert B. Fairbairn

    • College presidents; Photography; Priests--United States
    • Rev. Robert B. Fairbairn was the third president of the college. During this time the title warden was used and he is often referred to as "The Great Warden," having served as warden from 1863 to 1898, making him the longest serving head of the...
    • Orangeburg Railroad Station

    • Railroad stations; Utility poles; Water towers; Railroad tracks; Railroad crossings;
    • Postcard showing the Orangeburg Railroad Station circa 1910. This station was used by the West Shore Railroad. This station is still standing. (2007)
      This postcard is postmarked May 12, 1911 and addressed to Miss Margaret [Dutches]? of West...
    • West Shore Railroad

    • Postcards; Railroad companies; Railroad travel; Railroads;
    • Blue script and signature. Letterpress on back reads: Conditions: The person accepting this Free Pass, in consideration thereof, assumes all risk of accidents, and expressly agrees that the Company shall not be liable, under any circumstances,...
    • Will of Garret Freer

    • Slaveholders
    • Will of Garret Freer. He left his wife, Mary, some minimal furniture, including a bed. The rest of his personal belongings, including his slaves, were auctioned in his vendue and the money used to pay his debts. He also indicated how much money...
    • An act concerning slaves

    • Slavery--Law and legislation;
    • Law passed February 22, 1788 stating that every Negro, Mulatto or Mestee who was a slave at the time this law was passed shall be a slave for his or her life unless manumitted or set free. The law also states that the children of Negro, Mulatto, or...
    • Orange Town Library Membership

    • Libraries; Documents;
    • This is the oldest document in the Nyack Library's Local History collection. "To all to whom these presents shall come - The trustees of the Orange Town Library send greetings - Know ye that the said Trustees do here;by admit Teunis I. Smith to be...
    • Ferry boat 'Rockland' landing at Nyack, NY

    • Ferries; Postcards;
    • Crew members hail the wharf as passengers stand behind the open bow of the Nyack-Tarrytown ferry. The postcard is hand-tinted. The card was sent to Mr. Fred D. Miller at Brier, Bershire Co., Mass. with this message: "I arrived here last night on...
    • Missionary Training Institute, Nyack-on-the-Hudson, NY

    • Universities & colleges; Postcards;
    • The buildings of the Missionary Training Institute are on a hillside overlooking the villages of Nyack and South Nyack. Here they are hidden behind large trees which are changing colors in the fall. A few students stand on one of the steep...
    • The Church family and friends, Nyack, NY

    • Boats; Boat & ship industry;
    • This outdoor gathering included Eliza and Byron Church, on the left, and their daughters, Mildred and Dorothy, in the front. At this time the family lived at 25 Fourth Avenue, with the boatbuilding business at the foot of the street. The other...
    • Putnam County, NY map from 1854

    • Barns; Streams; Churches; Mining; Brick industry; Schools; Stables; Outbuildings; Forge shops; Mills; Farmhouses; Farms; Croplands; Rivers; Lakes & ponds; Hills; Mountains; Streets; Maps
    • The title of the original reads: ""Map of Putnam County New-York. Surveyed and Published by R. F. O'Connor. 398 Eighth Avenue, New York. 1854."" It was advertised in the Putnam County Courier at the time as: ""A NEW MAP OF PUTNAM COUNTY,...
    • Putnam County, NY map from 1854

    • Barns; Streams; Churches; Mining; Brick industry; Schools; Stables; Outbuildings; Forge shops; Mills; Farmhouses; Farms; Croplands; Rivers; Lakes & ponds; Hills; Mountains; Streets; Maps
    • The title of the original reads: "Map of Putnam County New-York. Surveyed and Published by R. F. O'Connor. 398 Eighth Avenue, New York. 1854." It was advertised in the Putnam County Courier at the time as: "A NEW MAP OF PUTNAM COUNTY, plotted from...
    • Tory death warrant

    • Allegiance; Executions; Treason;
    • This document states that all persons abiding within the state of New York and deriving protection from the laws of the state owe allegance to the laws and the state; that any one who levies war against the state or adheres to the King of Great...

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