The Leonard Manual of the Cemeteries of New York and Vicinity

The Leonard Manual of the Cemeteries of New York and Vicinity : A Handy Guide Embodying a Brief History and Description of All the Regular New York and Neighboring Cemeteries, Their Location and Accessibility, Together with an Official List of Prices of Gr

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Excerpt from The Leonard Manual of the Cemeteries of New York and Vicinity: A Handy Guide Embodying a Brief History and Description of All the Regular New York and Neighboring Cemeteries, Their Location and Accessibility, Together With an Official List of Prices of Graves, Lots and Plots Over one hundred and forty cemeteries are described and treated of this enlarged and up-to - date edition of Leonard's Manual of the Cemeteries and the information presented has been generally supplied by officials at the cemeteries referred to. The book describes all the regular cemeteries wherein interments are made within twenty-five miles of Greater New York and to an inquiring public as well as to those directly interested in cem eteries, full and essential information regarding prices and sizes of lots, plots and graves is also given. Countless graveyards there are in the vicinity of the metropolis dating back in some instances 200 years, but while most of them are merely relics of the past, events of importance and associations of historical value are connected with them which, however, do not come within the range of this work. This book is essentially a compendium of information respecting cemeteries now in operation and use and a new and most attractive feature of the same is the laws of the States of New York and New Jersey for the regulation of cemeteries. To cemetery officials and the public alike must this adjunct prove interesting and valuable. Aside from the bodies buried in the old churchyards, it is esti mated that there have been at least six million interments in the one hundred and forty regular cemeteries in the neighborhood of NW York City during the last fifty years. Prior to that period churchyards and small isolated burying grounds in the rural dis tricts received the remains of those who passed away. The wealth, artistic and landscape beauty of many of the cemeteries in and near the metropolis give evidence of the progress and advancement in interment and the cemeteries of New York rank with the best known and most beautiful in any part of the world. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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  • Paperback | 148 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 209g
  • English
  • 36 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0243309473
  • 9780243309474