Guide to the Catharine Brinckerhoff (d. 1828) and George Brinckerhoff (d. 1827) Copybookca. 1765MG 77

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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Content Note

Access Points

Related Material

Administrative Information

Container List

Brinckerhoff Copybook

Guide to the Catharine Brinckerhoff (d. 1828) and George Brinckerhoff (d. 1827) Copybookca. 1765MG 77Inventory prepared by Kim Charlton as part of the "Farm to City" project funded by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Guide to the Catharine Brinckerhoff (d. 1828) and George Brinckerhoff (d. 1827) Copybook
ca. 1765

MG 77



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Inventory prepared by Kim Charlton as part of the "Farm to City" project funded by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Finding aid encoded by Julia Telonidis. November 2005. Production of the EAD 2002 version of this finding aid was made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Finding aid written in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Brinckerhoff, Catharine
Title: Catharine Brinckerhoff (d. 1828) and George Brinckerhoff (d. 1827) Copybook
Datesca. 1765
Abstract: Collection consists of a single copybook of poems. Included is a poem by Catharine Brinckerhoff entitled, "Lavinia - A Pastoral."
Quantity: 0.1 linear feet / 1 volume
Collection Number: MG 77

Biographical Note

The copybook seems to have been prepared by Catharine and/or George Brinckerhoff, two of the six children of Catharine Van Wyck and Richard Brinckerhoff of New York City. Catharine Brinckerhoff married Harvey Peters, also of New York, and resided in that city until his death in 1827. She then moved to Parsippany, New Jersey to be near her brother’s family. She died a year later in September of 1828. George O. (also identified as D. or C.) Brinckerhoff left New York as a young man and relocated to Mount Hope, New Jersey. Once there he went into the iron and mining business with his brother-in-law John Jacob Faesch. He married Euphemia Ashfield on January 12, 1793 and they had two daughters, Eliza and Euphemia Maria. The family soon moved to Parsippany, New Jersey in 1797 where George Brinckerhoff was appointed Parsippany’s postmaster in 1817. He died in 1827.

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Scope and Content Note

This volume seems to be the copybook of George and/or Catharine Brinckerhoff. Though the inscription on the cover of the book reads, "George Brinkerhoff 1765," there is an entry near the beginning of the volume that reads, "Composed by Miss Catharine Brinckerhoff." The book contains the copied poems of many different authors and it is unclear whether George copied Catharine's poems into the book, or whether she owned the book herself. Either way it belonged to the Brinckerhoff family. The inside page of the copybook reads, "Select pieces, Select Book pieces" and the volume itself contains elegies, epitaphs, hymns, and satires. These pieces are written by such authors as Langhorn, Milton, Gray, Young, Goldsmith and Homer. The only date in the volume is the one on the cover, 1765.

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Access Points

The entries below represent persons, organizations, topics, forms, and occupations documented in this collection.
Subject Names:
Brinckerhoff, Catherine, d. 1828.
Brinckerhoff, George.
Subject Topics:
Poems.
Poetry.
Poets--New Jersey.
Subject Places:
Mount Hope (N.J.)
New York (N.Y.)
Parsippany (N.J.)
Document Types:
Copybooks.
Poems.

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Related Material

Manuscript Collection 65, Ciphering Books.

Manuscript Group 868, Euphemia Maria Brinckerhoff (1796-1882) Cipher book.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as: Manuscript Group 77, Catharine Brinckerhoff (d. 1828) and George Brinckerhoff (d. 1827) Copybook, The New Jersey Historical Society.

Acquisition Information

Bequest of Ruth E. Fairchild, 1922.

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Container List

 

Brinckerhoff Copybook

BoxFolderTitleDate
11Copybook of poemsca. 1765

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