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The memoirs of Stephen Allen : typescript, 1927

Author: Stephen Allen; John C Travis
Edition/Format:   Archival material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Allen's memoirs, written in the form of letters to an imaginary correspondent, compiled and edited by his great grandson John C. Travis from copies of the original letters. Allen writes of life in New York City, the great fire, occupation of the city by the British during the Revolution, his work as a sailmaker apprenticing under James Leonard, his partnership with Thomas Hillson, his progress in sailmaking and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Letters
Association copies (Provenance)
Biography
Named Person: Stephen Allen; Thomas Hillson; James Leonard
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Allen; John C Travis
OCLC Number: 58663299
Notes: NYSL copy statement of responsibility reads: by John C. Travis, one of his great-grandsons. New York City, 1827.
Editor's signed letter of presentation, dated 12th October, 1927 tipped-in before t.p. The last sentence reads: Copies of this text have also been delivered to the New York Historical Society, and the New York Public Library.
NYSL copy has 2-6, 257 leaves, 32 x 19 cm. Acquisition date stamp on leaf [1]: December 3, 1927.
Description: 1 volumes (239 leaves)
Other Titles: Memoirs of Stephen Allen (1767-1852) :
Responsibility: edited, with an introduction and notes, by John C. Travis.

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Allen's memoirs, written in the form of letters to an imaginary correspondent, compiled and edited by his great grandson John C. Travis from copies of the original letters. Allen writes of life in New York City, the great fire, occupation of the city by the British during the Revolution, his work as a sailmaker apprenticing under James Leonard, his partnership with Thomas Hillson, his progress in sailmaking and business, the War of 1812, his services on behalf of the 10th ward on the Common Council, management of city affairs, activities as Chairman of the Croton Aqueduct Water Commissioners, politics, public funds for Roman Catholic schools, plans for a railroad from New York to Albany, and his various public offices and positions with charitable and other organizations.

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