Sunset at Gowanus Bay

Sunset at Gowanus Bay
Sunset at Gowanus Bay, Henry Gritten, 1851

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Miscellaneous Brower Material from William A. D. Eardeley

This file, labeled UNP BB-489, is from Box 5 of the William B. Bogardus Collection. It is eight pages of miscellaneous material found in the file of William A. D. Eardeley at the Queens Borough Public Library in Jamaica, Long Island.

UNP BB-489 Misc Brower Material, W. A. D. Eardeley

There are a number of files labeled as "UNP" which in Bill Bogardus' system stands for Unpublished. I will not be able to post the vast majority of it online. Much of it was material that was collected by Bill's correspondents from the past, and I am not at liberty to make it available without direct permission from them. In the past, back when I first received this collection, I did make the mistake of placing a few of these such files online. Soon, I was asked by the original creators of them, to take them down, and to no include their names. This case is a bit different in that William A. D. Eardeley was a well known genealogist during his time, he is now deceased, and much of this was created in the early years of the 20th-century.

This file contains a handful of unrelated handwritten notes, and some copies of newspaper clippings. Of the Browers mentioned in the pages, some are descendants of Adam Brouwer of Gowanus, while others are descendants of Jan Brouwer of Flatlands, L. I.

I have not made an effort to identify some of the persons mentioned on these pages. Instead I'll open it up to any readers of this post. If anyone can provide more insight into any person mentioned in this document, please pass it on to your fellow readers either through the comments section below, or through an e-mail to me.

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