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Descriptive Summary

Historical/Biographical Note

Scope and Content Note

Administrative Information

Access Points

Inventory

Guide to the Ichabod Brush Estate Papers
1817
Control # B-9

Finding Aid prepared by: Falco, Nicholas

Archives at Queens Library
Queens Borough Public Library
89-11 Merrick Boulevard
Jamaica, NY 11432

Phone: (718) 990-0770


Descriptive Summary

Creator Brush, Ichabod
Title Ichabod Brush Estate Papers,
Dates: 1817
Abstract: The dozen or so documents in this collection are either undated or dated 1817, the year, evidently in which a court case developed regarding a provision or provisions in Mr. Brush's will. This related to a former slave of Mr. Brush, James Williams, to whom Brush had granted his freedom and had provided that he (Williams) and another slave, Colin, were to receive all his "wearing apparel or in lieu thereof two hundred dollars each, to be paid out at the discretion of (the) executors…”. The executors of the will were S. Wilkins and L. Bradish.
Extent: 1 box, .2 cubic feet
Identification: B-9
Location: The material is located in the Archives at Queens Library.

Historical/Biographical Note

No biographical information regarding Ichabod Brush has been located other than he died in the Town of Huntington in 1809 at age 45.

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Scope and Content Note

The dozen or so documents in this collection are either undated or dated 1817, the year, evidently in which a court case developed regarding a provision or provisions in Mr. Brush's will. This related to a former slave of Mr. Brush, James Williams, to whom Brush had granted his freedom and had provided that he (Williams) and another slave, Colin, were to receive all his "wearing apparel or in lieu thereof two hundred dollars each, to be paid out at the discretion of (the) executors…”. The executors of the will were S. Wilkins (perhaps a relative of Brush's wife Euphemia Wilkins Brush) and L. Bradish.

The documents consist of some legal briefs or possibly drafts of the same; some abstracts of the court case; and some receipted bills, all of which are marked “in Chancery”, perhaps meaning being used in the case and official court papers.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:

Creator of item, date of item (if known), identification of item, if a photograph its control number. The Ichabod Brush Estate Papers, Archives at Queens Library, Queens Borough Public Library.

Provenance

Unknown

Access Restrictions

Open for research without restrictions. Manuscripts are only available in the Archives at Queens Library, please call (718) 990-0770 for hours. Manuscript users will be required to complete the division's Manuscript Usage Form and deposit their photograph identification or Queens Borough Public Library card with a staff member. The identification will be returned to the user after she/he has returned the material. Manuscript users will deposit all their personal items behind the reference desk. Manuscript users must use the division's loose sheets of paper for note taking. To reiterate, no pen of any type is permitted. Paper and a pencil are available upon request. Manuscript users may be required to use special handling procedures depending on the conditions of the material.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish materials must be obtained in writing from the:

Archives at Queens Library
Queens Borough Public Library
89-11 Merrick Boulevard
Jamaica, NY 11432
Phone: (718) 990-0770

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Access Points

Subject Names:

  • Brush, Ichabod

Subject Places:

  • Huntington (N.Y.)

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Inventory

[The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.]

Ichabod Brush Estate Papers (, )
Box - Folder: 147h

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