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Descriptive Summary

Historical/Biographical Note

Scope and Content Note

Administrative Information

Access Points

Inventory

Guide to the Easthampton Inhabitants and its Indian Tribes Papers
1655-1704
Control # E-7

Finding Aid prepared by: Asadorian, William

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


Descriptive Summary

Creator East Hampton (N.Y.)
Title Easthampton Inhabitants and its Indian Tribes Papers,
Dates: 1655-1704
Abstract: The Easthampton Inhabitants and its Indian Tribes Papers (11 documents, 1655-1704), most of which are indentures, petitions, ordinances, letters and accounts of Indian land transactions with the town of Easthampton in the second half of the 17th century.
Extent: 1 box, .2 cubic feet
Identification: E-7
Location: The material is located in the Archives at Queens Library.

Historical/Biographical Note

Little manuscript material survives from the Indians of Long Island in the 17th during the Dutch and English occupation of New York. This collection of eleven manuscripts relative to Easthampton and Indian land transactions a rare and important acquisition spanning from to 1704.

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Scope and Content Note

The Easthampton Inhabitants and its Indian Tribes Papers (11 documents, 1655-1704), most of which are indentures, petitions, ordinances, letters and accounts of Indian land transactions with the town of Easthampton in the second half of the 17th century.

Feb.26, 1702 letter from J. Winthrop, Conn. to Sir Ashurst, A.L.S. 2p.

1704 Letter by Samuel Mulford, A.L.S., 4p.

New York, Oct. 1705, 2p. by Samuel Mulford.

Copy of Court Ordinance at Hartford. May 17, 1655 and May 20, 1658 to Easthampton

Copy of Settlement of Governor Nicolls - Inhabitants of Easthampton copied New London June 1, 1704.

Indians acknowledgement of Montauk being purchased in 1687, dated copy March 3, 1702/3.

Easthampton grievance and petition to Governor of New York, April 5, 1699

Copy of Easthampton petition to Earl of Bellamont, May 1699

Copy of confirmation of sale of Moantugutt (Montauk) to Easthampton Inhabitants, August 1, 1660

Indians protest the pretended purchase of (Montauket) by Bridges and others, Nov.2, 1703

Suffolk Indenture, July 25, 1687; copied June 1, 1704.

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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 Easthampton Inhabitants and its Indian Tribes Papers, Archives at Queens Library, Queens Borough Public Library.

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 Places:

  • East Hampton (N.Y.)

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Inventory

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

Court Ordinance: Hartford [Copy] ( 1658, 1 folder)
Box - Folder: 325h-1

Easthampton Petition to Earle Bellemont ( 1699, 1 folder)
Box - Folder: 325h-2

Gov. Nicolls Settlement to East Hampton ( 1663, 1 folder)
Box - Folder: 325h-3

Grievances and Petition of Easthampton ( 1699, 1 folder)
Box - Folder: 325h-4

Indian Deed ( 1687, 1 folder)
Box - Folder: 325h-5

Indian Protest ( 1703, 1 folder)
Box - Folder: 325h-6

Indian Protest Letter ( 1702, 1 folder)
Box - Folder: 325h-7

Indians acknowledgement of Montauk Purchase ( 1703, 1 folder)
Box - Folder: 325h-8

Letter ( 1705, 1 folder)
Box - Folder: 325h-9

Samuel Mulford Letters ( 1704, 1 folder)
Box - Folder: 325h-10

Sotheby’s Bill of Sale ( 1949, 1 folder)
Box - Folder: 325h-11

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