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    • 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...
    • E. D. Green House

    • Dwellings;photographs
    • Photograph of the E. D. Green House, built 1860 by James Hudson Board. He was descended from Cornelius and James Board, who settled in Chester before the Revolution, and from the Cornelius Board who was one of the early owners of the Durland Store...
    • John Ensign to John Yelverton Indenture

    • Mortgages; Documents; Land grants
    • Deed, dated May 19th, 1755, documenting the sale of 42 3/4 acres of one James Ensign to John Yelverton for the sum of 97 pounds and 4 shillings. This is most of the acreage on which the village of Chester developed.

      Note: The spelling in...
    • Dutchess Light, Heat, & Power Company Album, page 19

    • Automobiles; Trucks; Drilling & boring machinery; Private utility companies; Dwellings;
    • 6 photographes (clockwise from top left): utility truck on side of road with man operating rock driller, photo of a house which was replaced by the future Central Hudson building does not originally belong to the page. It shows the north side of...
    • Haverstraw High School

    • Schools; Bell towers; Fire escapes;
    • Color postcard showing Haverstraw High School, Haverstraw, NY.
      Dating this postcard has many layers. The white around the edges of the postcard suggest it is from 1915 to 1930. However, it has a two-cent stamp on the reverse, and postcard...
    • View of Rockland Lake

    • Lakes & ponds; Boathouses; Trees;
    • Photograph of the view of Rockland Lake in NY. The photograph shows a boathouse on the right. There are trees all around the lake. The lake is only partially photographed, giving the view that the lake goes on farther than it actually does.
    • Woman in fine linen dress

    • Clothing & dress; Portraits; Glass negatives; Eyeglasses; Women; Dresses; Ribbons;
    • A woman wears a version of the “garden dress” probably of fine linen - very stylish in the period, but the photo is so washed out that details remain unseen. She does, however, wear eyeglasses which can be seen by looking at the bridge of her nose...
    • Bride in embroidered wedding gown

    • Clothing & dress; Portraits; Glass negatives; Women; Brides; Embroidery; Lace; Hair ornaments; Veils; Bouquets; Flowers; Gloves; Silk;
    • This studio portrait of a bride features a dress made almost certainly of a heavy peau de soie, and is elaborately enhanced with embroidery and applied lace. The rows of tucks in the upper bodice are echoed in the forearm of the right sleeve. ...
    • Bride with corseted waist

    • Clothing & dress; Portraits; Glass negatives; Women; Brides; Corsets; Hairstyles; Dresses; Embroidery; Gloves; Veils;
    • This studio portrait of a seated bride with upswept hair, high neckline and pouter pigeon style bodice is characteristic of middle/upper-middle class women's garments of this period. The bridal gown's bodice is adorned with a variety of...
    • Fourth street school Hudson NY

    • Public schools; Schools;
    • A postcard with a Black and White photograph of the school that was located on Fourth st in Hudson NY. Postmarked January 1906. A note on back says: "March 24, 1911 Fire ruined several rooms and water does more damage."
    • 1862-09-18 letter from James Thitchener to his aunt

    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence;
    • James writes this letter to his aunt, four days after he was mustered into service. He is presently in Virginia, near Georgetown. He thinks that the Union is already winning the war, even though the rebels fight well. One of his friends fainted...
    • 1862-11-08 letter from James Thitchener to his friend Phill

    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence;
    • James writes to his friend Phil about the difficulties of army life. He has been marching for three weeks straight though serious weather conditions. One night the troops had to camp right down in the snow. He mentions that there are strong Union...
    • 1863-06-10 letter from James Thitchener letter to his aunt

    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence;
    • James tells his aunt that he has been left behind by his regiment since he was unable to travel. He thinks a big battle is about to happen and hopes to be excused from fighting. General Hooker is unsure of the whereabouts of the rebel army, but...
    • 1864-11-14 Letter from Dr. West to J.P. Lefevre

    • Huguenots; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Battlefields; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence; United...
    • Dr. West writes to Josiah explaining the details of Johannes' death. He states that Johannes took a turn for the worse on the 4th of November and died five days later on the morning of the 10th. He does not think Johannes suffered and believes he...

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