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    • Donald George Tewksbury

    • College presidents; Photography;
    • Donald George Tewksbury was appointed dean of the college by Columbia's president, Nicholas Murray Butler in 1933. Tewksbury outlined a progressive new educational program for the college that was approved by the board of trustees. To signal these...
    • 1863-06-03 letter from James Thitchener to his sister Sally

    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence;
    • James tells his sister that the rebels are giving themselves up and that they are tired of the war. He wishes that everyone would tire of the war. He speaks of the officers and their parties, especially the drinking and womanizing they do. He says,...
    • 1863-05-22 (after) letter from James Thitchener to his sister

    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence;
    • James and his comrade Alexander M. Valet write to James sister Sally about the events of the last year. James doubts that the War will end soon, "but time will tell". He thinks the Union "has goon in", and seems to have been indifferent as to who...
    • 1863-07-22 letter from James Thitchener to Jacky

    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence; United...
    • James responds to a letter from Jackey recovering at Camp Convalescent. He appreciates the money sent to him, but finds the hospital food dismal. He asks about the draft and states that all men drafted will partake in a battle. James discusses...
    • 1863-11-24 letter from Jacob Hasbrouck to Rowena Hasbrouck

    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence;
    • Jacob tells Rowena of an incident involving the Black Hawk ship, where one negro was killed and several others were wounded. He also discusses the upcoming elections and draft in New York. Jacob tells of General Bank's promotion to Lieutenant for...
    • The sloop Providence, Piermont, NY

    • Sailboats; Historical reenactments;
    • The Tall Ship comes to Rockland: The sloop Providence is an authentic full-sized replica of the Continental Navy ship which was the first war command of John Paul Jones. The ship sailed up the Hudson River to Piermont, NY, May 14-15, 1983, as part...
    • Day cruiser "Ojai"

    • Boats; Boat & ship industry;
    • The day cruiser, "Ojai," property of Mr. LeRoy Frost of Upper Nyack, was designed and built by Julius Petersen of Nyack. In the 1924 Nyack Directory, Petersen's is located at the foot of Burd Street, south of ferry landing. The business later moved...
    • Second draft quota parade, Nyack NY

    • Draft; Parades & processions; Military mobilizations;
    • On September 29, 1917, Nyack had a parade to send off the 58 men selected for the second draft quota for the towns of Orangetown and Ramapo. Those selected were to leave that evening for Fort Dix, New Jersey, their first stop enroute to Europe....

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