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    • Samuel Bard to Dr. John Bard, November 28, 1761

    • Manuscripts; United States--History--French and Indian War, 1755-1763
    • This letter was written by nineteen year old Samuel to his father Dr. John Bard. Samuel's ship was captured by the French as he sailed to England to pursue his medical education. Kept as a prisoner of war in the south of France, Samuel later...
    • Map of the Town of Red Hook, 1815

    • Red Hook (N.Y. : Town)--Maps
    • Reproduction of a map originally dated December 8, 1815 of the town of Red Hook, including what is now Tivoli and Annandale. The map's creator, John Cox Junior was Rhinebeck's town supervisor from 1808-1818. The map's inscription indicates that...
    • "The House on the Rock"

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    • The structure in the foreground, sometimes referred to as the 'Stone Jug,' was the first dormitory on campus. An article in a February 1897 issue of the St. Stephen's Messenger notes the following: "In this house lived the few students, who at...
    • Sketch for Panels 1a-c, Rhinebeck Post Office Mural

    • Half Moon (Ship); Rhinebeck (N.Y.)--History; Palatines--New York (State); Rhinebeck (N.Y. : Town), Local history--New York (State); Rhinebeck (N.Y.)--History;
    • From "Murals in the Rhinebeck Post Office:" Panel 1(a): Some time between September 12 and 20 Henry Hudson's "Half Moon" may have anchored near Rhinecliff. A sailor chopping a tree is watched by Indians" who have burned a tree around its base....
    • 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...
    • Eleanor Seaman Oral History Interview [Audio]

    • Dairy farming; Farms; Families; Friends' meeting houses
    • The Seaman family came to America in 1784 and moved to Mountainville in 1800. The Houghton Farm which was an early experimental farm was part of the Seaman farm on Route 32. Their "Sweet Clover Farm" hosted Quaker meetings for many years. Mrs....
    • JohnThurston Oral History Interview [Audio]

    • Roads; Farms; Farm produce; Toll roads; Tolls;
    • Mr. Thurston had a genealogy of his family going back to 1682 and he referred to it often during the interview. In 1814 his great-great-grandfather Jacob Cox had 12 shares in the Cornwall-New Windsor Turnpike Company with controlled the toll road...
    • J. Peter Roberts oral history interview

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    • J. Peter Roberts was born and raised in Kingston. He practiced medicine in the community and had many IBM employees referred to his practice by the Plant's doctor. He and his wife socialized with IBMers, many of him they initially met through the...
    • Riverside Ferry dock, Kingston, New York

    • Ferries; Piers & wharves; Steamboats
    • Two men stand near the dock for the Riverside Ferry, which ran between Rondout and Sleightsburgh from 1870 to 1922. The ferry was nicknamed the "Skillypot," a Dutch word meaning turtle. The ferry was also affectionately referred to as "The Other...

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