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Garrett Middagh papers

Call Number



1696, 1758, inclusive


Middagh, Garrett


0.08 Linear Feet in one folder.

Language of Materials

English .


This collection consists of two documents: a copy of a 1758 indenture for land in the township of Brookland (Brooklyn) and a 1696 order to Garrett Middagh, tax collector of Brooklyn, to collect taxes.

Biographical note

Garrett Middagh was the son of Aert and Breckje Middagh. He married Cornelia James Cowenhoven in 1691, and together they owned a 30 acre farm near the ferry on the west side of Fulton Street near Henry Street in Brooklyn. In 1827, this farm descended to Middagh's relative Aert.


This small collection is housed in a single folder with no particular arrangement.

Scope and Contents

The Garrett Middagh papers span the period 1695 to 1758 and include a copy of an indenture for land in the township of Brookland (Brooklyn), dated August 16, 1758, for Garrett and Cornelia Middagh, and sold to Machiell Hanson; and an order to Garrett Middagh, tax collector of Brooklyn, to collect taxes, signed by Henry Filken, Justice of the Peace, dated February 5, 1696.

Conditions Governing Access

Open to users without restriction.

Conditions Governing Use

The materials in this collection are in the public domain. While many items at the Center for Brooklyn History are unrestricted, we do not own reproduction rights to all materials. Be aware of the several kinds of rights that might apply: copyright, licensing and trademarks. The researcher assumes all responsibility for copyright questions.

Preferred Citation

Identification of item, date (if known); Garrett Middagh papers, 1977.654, Box and Folder number; Brooklyn Public Library, Center for Brooklyn History.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source and date of acquisition unknown. The collection was formally accessioned in 1977.

Collection processed by

Matthew Gorham

About this Guide

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2023-12-19 15:39:52 +0000.
Using Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language: Description is written in: English, Latin script.

Processing Information

This collection was rehoused and the finding aid revised by Dee Bowers in 2023.


Brooklyn Historical Society


Box: A0028 (Material Type: Text)
Center for Brooklyn History
128 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201