Valentine's Manual of the City of New York Volume 2

Valentine's Manual of the City of New York Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ...who had been at 47 Bond street for the six or seven years immediately preceding. Dr. Dodge stayed in Bond street about fifteen years and then moved to Fourth street near Second avenue. No. I4 was one of the first dwellings built in Bond street. It housed one of New York's most distinguished citizens, John Jordan Morgan, who went to No. I4 in I823. In 1822 he lived at the corner of Greenwich and Harrison streets--which of the four corners it was is not known. John J. Morgan is described by his grandson, the late Rev. Dr. Morgan Dix, as "a gentleman of the old school" and "an ardent disciple of Isaac Walton." He was a member of the State Assembly, and in 1820 was elected one of the two members of Congress from New York City, the other being the celebrated Churchill C. Cambreleng. Later he was Collector of the Port of New York. He owned extensive tracts of land in Herkimer and Chenango Counties and for more than fifty years spent his summers on his farm near Utica. No man of Bond Street houses-built 1831-and still standing. Members of the Livingston-Bowne and Minturn families lived here when Bond Street was the fashionable residence center of the city. his time was regarded with greater respect and esteem by his fellow citizens than was John J. Morgan. While John J. Morgan lived in Bond street his house was also the home of his distinguished son-in-law, John A. Dix, who married Catherine Morgan. She was the niece of John J. Morgan's first wife (herself a niece of Col. Marinus Willett) and was adopted by John J. Morgan upon the death of her parents. John A. Dix, then Major Dix on the staff of Gen. Jacob Brown, met her first in 1822 when she was fourteen years old and a pupil at Mme. Desabaye's school, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 186g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236795636
  • 9781236795632