Children; Grocers; Drinking glasses; Groceries; Tea; Food; United States--New York (State)--New York--Brooklyn
Illustration of child in highchair pouring himself or herself a drink from a glass decanter. Gold background. Verso side: text,"Goods sold for cash only. Oliver Johnston, wholesale and retail grocer and tea dealer. Agent for Commins Allen's Flour.
Civil rights Religious aspects Catholic Church; Dammann, Grace Cowardin, 1872-1945; Discrimination in education; Manhattanville College of the Sacred Heart; Social action
Letter of protest sent to President Dammann following decision to admit African American student:
I am deeply shocked to learn that Manhattanville has accepted a coloured girl as a Freshman for next year. I feel that this is a very...
Birth certificates--New York (State)--New York; Slavery--New York (State)--New York; Fugitive slaves--New York (State)--New York
Birth certificate of Horace, born in April 1808, and Bet, born in January 1810, to a 'Negro Woman Slave named Tamer' belonging to New York City merchant James Forrest. Includes note stating that 'the said Tamer absented herself from my Service in...