Burr-Purkitt Family Papers, 1784-1938

Title: Burr-Purkitt Family Papers, 1784-1938
ID: MS/MS/ms022
Extent: 1.0 Boxes
Predominant Dates: 1784-1938
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Detailed Description
Folder 1-4: Correspondence among members of the Aaron Burr and Henry Purkitt families, including Theodosia Bartow Burr Alston, Theodosia Bartow Prevost Burr, John Duval, Anne Louisa Prevost, Augustine James Frederic Prevost, Augustine J. Frederic Prevost, Jr., Charlotte Prevost, John Bartow Prevost, Mary E. Prevost, Prudence Lockwood Prevost, Caleb S. Purkitt, Henry Purkitt, and E. Stickney. Correspondents discuss social and family affairs, political events of the period, including the Aaron Burr trial and the construction of the Capital building, financial problems, 1784-1858
Folder 5: Land indenture signed by George and Catherine Barrett to Augustine J. Fredric Prevost, 1846: March 12
Folder 6: Land grant signed by James Monroe, 1818: January 13
Folder 7: Agreement to pay Thomas Bartow to serve the Yonkers and Eastchester Church, with a plan of the church verso, 1788: December 29
Folder 8: Reproductions of portraits of Theodosia Burr, painted by John Vanderlyn, and of Emily deVisme, painted by Sir Henry Raeburn
Folder 9: Clippings. A copy of an excerpt from the Newark Ledger concerning Mrs. Theodosia Bartow Prevost; clippings from the Charleston Daily Mail, May 8, 1938, concerning Blennerhassett Island; clippings of a poem about Burr, Wooing, of Henry Purkitt's obituary, March 9, 1846