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Cornell family land deeds

Call Number



1784-1792, inclusive


Cornell, William
Cornell, Isaac
Cornell, John
Cornell family


1.34 Linear Feet in one oversize box.

Language of Materials

English .


Deeds documenting transactions among members of the Cornell family for land along the East River in Brooklyn, dating from 1784 to 1792. Isaac Cornell (d. 1824) purchased a large tract of land from the heirs of Jacob Sebring in 1784. A year later, he sold one-third of the shares to his brothers, John (1753-1820) and William (ca. 1755-1820). In 1787, Isaac sold William an additional portion, and in 1792 John purchased all tracts belonging to his brothers.

Conditions Governing Access

Open to researchers without restriction.

Preferred Citation

Identification of item, date (if known); Cornell family land deeds, 1974.053, Box and Folder number; Center for Brooklyn History, Brooklyn Public Library.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Ronald Elliot Curtis, 1940. Formally accessioned in 1974.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

These deeds are fragile and most are folded. CBH staff must supervise use.

Collection processed by

Nicholas Pavlik

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Brooklyn Historical Society


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