Documents Colonial History New York 1858 John Brodhead E.b. O'callaghan Signed For Sale
RARE VOLUMES, WITH HANDWRITTEN SIGNED LETTER (ALS): DOCUMENTS RELATIVE TO THE COLONIAL HISTORY OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK PROCURED IN HOLLAND, ENGLAND AND FRANCE, BY JOHN ROMEYN BRODHEAD, ESQ. AGENT, EDITED BY E.B. O'CALLAGHAN. 2 VOLUMES, OF THE ORIGINAL 11 VOLUME SET: VOLUME II, 1858; AND, VOLUME III, 1853 (THIS VOLUME CONTAINING THE HANDWRITTEN SIGNED LETTER BY E.B. O'CALLAGHAN TO SENATOR CONGER (DATED FEBRUARY 1, 1853), TIPPED-IN ON FRONT END PAPER). Book Description: Weed, Parsons and Company, Albany, New York. Hardcover. Volume II: (1858) 770 pages including an appendix and errata sheet, frontispiece of Peter Stuyvesant; Volume III: (1853) 861 pages and an errata sheet, with tipped-in handwritten letter (ALS).FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, SEE 1-3, BELOW:1. Edmund Bailey O'Callaghan, (probably 27 February 1797 – 29 May 1880) was a doctor and journalist.
Born in Mallow, County Cork, Ireland, he studied medicine in Paris and immigrated to Lower Canada in 1823 where he became involved in the political reform movement of the Parti patriote. He began practicing medicine in Montreal as of 1827.
On the death of Daniel Tracey, owner of the Montreal Vindicator newspaper, in 1832 O'Callaghan became the editor and brought in Thomas Storrow Brown to work on the paper. They proved to be an irreducible adversary of Lord Gosford and the status quo. In 1834, O'Callaghan was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Lower Canada for Yamaska.
In 1837, during the Lower Canada Rebellion, a mandate of arrest was issued against him, and he sought refuge at Saint-Denis, then crossed the United States border with his friend, Louis-Joseph Papineau. Later, O'Callaghan became secretary-archivist of the State of New York, and died there in 1880.
2. John Romeyn Brodhead (January 2, 1814 – May 6, 1873) was an American historical scholar.
Brodhead was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of Jacob Brodhead (1782–1855), a prominent clergyman of the Dutch Reformed Church. He graduated at Rutgers College in 1831, and in 1835 was admitted to the bar in New York City. After 1837, however, he devoted himself principally to the study of American colonial history. In order to have access to the records of the early Dutch settlements in America, he obtained, in 1839, an appointment as attaché of the American legation at the Hague.
His investigations here soon proved that the Dutch archives were rich in material on the early history of New York. At the urging of the New-York Historical Society, the state legislature appropriated funds for him to gather and transcribe documents relating to New York's colonial history from various European archives. Brodhead was appointed (1841) by Governor William H Seward to undertake the work, and within several years gathered from England, France and the Netherlands some eighty manuscript volumes of transcriptions, largely of documents which had not hitherto been used by historians. He returned to New York in August, 1844.
These transcriptions were subsequently edited by Edward O'Callaghan (vols. i.-xi., md.) and by Berthold Fernow (vols xii.-xv., md.), and published by the state under the title Documents relating to the Colonial History of New York (15 vols., 1853–1883). From 1846 to 1849, while George Bancroft was minister to Great Britain, Brodhead held under him the post of secretary of legation. In 1853-1857 he was naval officer of the port of New York.
He published several addresses and a scholarly History of the State of New York (2 vols., 1853–1871), generally considered the best for the brief period covered (1609-1690). He served as secretary of the American legation in London under George Bancroft. He was asked by President Franklin Pierce to become Ambassador to Japan, a position he declined. He died in New York City on the 6th of May 1873.
3. Abraham Bogart Conger (1814-1887) was a lawyer, New York State Senator, and businessman born in New York City to John Smith and Sarah (Bogart) Conger. He married, in 1836, Mary Rutgers McCrea Hedges (1819-1884), a descendant and heir, along with her sister Catharine Ann Hedges, who owned extensive farm land in what became "the Bowery" in New York City; his residence, on Cherry Street, was built in 1754.
They removed in 1840 to Rockland County, New York, settling on property formerly owned by Abram Snedeker in the Pond Patent. He named his residence near Long Cove, Waldberg. Waldberg came to be known for the surrounding area. As Conger was instrumental to the area's development, donating land in 1879 for the school, his involvement with the Waldberg Presbyterian Church, known variously as the [Swarthout] Pond, Yellow, and later Congers United Methodist Episcopal Church, and the donation of land for the West Shore Railroad Station, completed in 1883, Waldberg was renamed Congers. The earliest industry in Rockland County was the ice business at Rockland Lake, which began in 1831 and was primarily known as the Knickerbocker Ice Company. Since the Conger family and Mary (Hedges) Conger's sister, Catharine Ann Hedges, owned a great deal of land in Haverstraw, Clarkstown, and Stony Point townships, the family papers regarding land disputes and agreements make reference to several events in the development of the county.
In 1851 Abraham Conger was elected a New York State Senator and in 1867 and 1868 to the Constitutional Convention. He was also a lawyer but preferred to focus his attention on farming and raising stock. Conger was president of the board of trustees of the Rockland Female Institute until 1874 and was president of the Rockland County Bible Institute.
Abraham B. and Mary (Hedges) Conger had thirteen children, among them Clarence Rapelje Conger (1851-1911) who, as a lawyer, played a pivotal role in the family's personal and business affairs.
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