Pratt Family Papers, 1758-1903

Collection Number: 223

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Pratt family papers, 1758-1903
Collection Number:
223
Creator:
Pratt Family
Quantity:
3 folders.
Forms of Material:
Letters, legal documents, financial records.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Letters received by Horace L. Edgar Pratt, a Protestant Episcopal rector on Staten Island, New York; also, a Civil War draft exemption certificate issued to John A Kernochan, Sept. 10, 1863; Queens County documents including a four year indenture apprenticing Joseph Lawrence to Effingham Lawrence; a bill of sale selling Joseph, a Negro boy; a receipt for a twelve pound bounty for William Aitken for New York militia service during the Revolutionary War; and a proclamation of Governor George Clinton.
Language:
Collection material in English


COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Letters received by Horace L. Edgar Pratt, a Protestant Episcopal rector on Staten Island, New York; also, a Civil War draft exemption certificate issued to John A Kernochan, Sept. 10, 1863; Queens County documents including a four year indenture apprenticing Joseph Lawrence to Effingham Lawrence; a bill of sale selling Joseph, a Negro boy; a receipt for a twelve pound bounty for William Aitken for New York militia service during the Revolutionary War; and a proclamation of Governor George Clinton.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Pratt family.
Aitken, William.
Clinton, George.
Kernochan, John A.
Lawrence, Effingham.
Lawrence, Joseph.
New York (State).Militia
United States.Army--Civil War, 1861-1865--Recruiting, enlistment, etc.

Subjects:
Slavery--New York (State)--Queens County.

Places:
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Staten Island (New York, N.Y.)--Religious life and customs.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Pratt family papers, #223. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Correspondence
December 8, 1853
To: "My Dear Sir" - Rev. H. E. Pratt
From: Leonidas Polk
September 10, 1863
To: Certificate of Non-Liability to be Given by the Board of Enrollment for John A. Kernochan to be given by the Board of Enrollment for John A. Kernochan
Re: Draft exemption
August 10, 1869
To: Rev. H. A. E. Pratt
From: Manton Marble
April 7, 1869
To: Rev, Horace Pratt, Staten Island
From: Henry G. Pierrepont
August 24, 1871
To: Rev. Pratt
From: H. Potter
September 18, 1873
To: J. B. Pratt
From: Signed by J. G. Eaton, Lieut.
Re: Permit to enter Boston Navy Yard for day
December 10, 1873
To: "My Dear Bro -"
From: John F. Nancey
January 21, 1877
To: Dr. Pratt
From: Richard Heber Newton (b. 1840-d. 1914)
November 21, 1879
To: Rev, Mr. Pratt
From: George William Curtis
November 25, 1879
To: Invitation to Commemorative Reception to be given for Rt. Rev. Horatio Potter, Bishop of New York (no addressee) (printed)
March 31, 1880
To: Rev. Horace Pratt, 137 E. 45th St.
From: Thomas Hicks
April 23, 1880
To: Invitation and menu for the 94th Anniversary of the St. George's Society of New York at Delmonico's
May 3, 1881
To: Mr. Pratt
From: G.(?) A.(?)Doane
Jan. (?) 24, 1883
To: Piece of paper with: . . ,"Richard Hoffman, Jany. (?) 24th 83, New York.
Feb. 16, 1883
To: Invitation from the Trustees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art to attend a lecture by Prof. Charles Eliot Norton (printed) (no addressee)
Sept. 24, 1883
To: Kev. Horace L. Edgar Pratt
From: Steve Massett
October 30, 1884
To: Mrs. Dallas B. Pratt
From: M. R. Huntington
June 30, 1886
To: James B. Pratt
From: Wm. W. Jones, Deputy Collector
Re: Custom House, New York, pass to Assistant Appraisers Office
January 1889
To: State Department Receipt (?)
February 12, 1889
To: J. B. Pratt
From: (illegible)
February 19, 1889
To: Mr. Pratt
From: J. Tuttle Smith
March 31, 1889
To: Leopold Schmidt
From: H. C. Potter
October 29, 1889
To: James B. Pratt
From: W. Y. Joly
November 8, 1889
To: Dallas B. Pratt
From: W. Allen Butler
May 28, 1891
To: J. Frederic Kernochan
From: James B. Pratt
May 29, 1891
To: James B. Pratt
From: W. H. Drysd(ale?)
October 2?, 1891
To: Lawrence K. Pratt
From: Richard Croker, Tammany Hall
November 5, 1891
To: "My Dear Sir"
From: Roswell P. Flower
Re: Form letter
1892
To: Announcement of "Piano-Lecture-Concerts" of Jerome Hopkins, New York City, 1st Appearances since his European successes...
Sept. 16, 1892
To: Mr. C. W. Leng
From: C. Jerome Hopkins
February 17, 1893
To: Mrs. Pratt
From: V. Jefferson Davis
April 21, 1893
To: Rev. H. L. E. Pratt
From: Louis Fitzgerald, Treasurer, Corporation of the Church of the Epiphany, Mercantile Trust Co.
June 3, 1893
To: Dallas B. Pratt, Esq.
From: C. A. Dana, The Sun
May 3, 1894
To: Mr. Good
From: E. Walpole Warren
April 17, 1895
To: "My Dear Sir"
From: Alan S. Webb, The College of the City of New York, President's Office
March 9 (?), 1899
To: "Dear Sir"
From: E. R. McKinistry, R.M.S. "Germanic"
January 22, 1903
To: Dallas Bache Pratt
From: Geo. F. Nelson
undated letter
To: Dear Aunt Kate
From: N. (?) Taber
Oct. 5, no date
To: "My Dear Mr. Pratt"
From: J. H. Stoddart (perhaps the actor, James Henry, 1827-1907)
Re: Declines invitation
no date
To: Slip of paper; "House of Rep's, U. S. Public Document. Free. M. C." (printed). "S. S. Cox, John S. Leng, Esqr. , Iron Merchant, No 4 Fletcher St., New York City, N.Y/ (written).
no date
To: Slip of paper: "J. Hyatt Smith M. C."
no date
To: Fragment of paper, "Long" and "S S Col M. C."
no date
To: Fragment of paper, "House of Representatives U. S. Part of Cong. Record. Free. L. K. Pratt, 1017 Lex. Av., NY, R (illegible), M. C.
no date
To: Slip of paper: "Votre tout Dévané: Cte de Lippe-Weisenfeld"
Correspondents
Additional information on certain correspondents and their letters or other papers
Buttler, William Allen, 1825-1902.
Lawyer, author. Letter of introduction to Dallas B. Pratt, November 8, 1889
Clinton, George, 1739-1812.
Governor of New York. Proclamation, August 20, 1784, in own handwriting, convening Assembly.
Croker, Richard, 1841-1922.
Typed letter to Lawrence K. Pratt, October 27, 1891, sending Pratt two tickets to a business men's meeting.
Curtis, George William, 1824-1892.
Journalist, lecturer, author. Letter to Rev. Horace Pratt, November 21, 1879, referring to election of 1879. "The result of the election seems to me very valuable as showing that there is independence enough to hold machines in check."
Dana, Charles Anderson, 1819-1897.
Editor, New York Sun. Letter to Dallas B. Pratt, June 3, 1893, introducing Gerrit Smith Glen, who was organizing "The National Continental League" for the political union of the United States and Canada by "honorable and peaceful means."
Davis, Varina Howell, 1826-1906.
Mrs. Jefferson Davis. Letter to Mrs. Dallas Bache Pratt asking that daughter be excused from dinner party because of illness. February 17, 1893.
Doane, George Hobart, 1830-?
Prelate of Catholic Church in later life, having left the Protestant Episcopal Church in 1855. Letter, May 3, 1881, saying he can't attend the wedding of his godson and Amy Pratt.
Flower, Roswell Pettibone, 1835-1899.
Typed letter, November 1891, thanking an unidentified person for congratulations on Flower's election as Governor.
Hopkins, Charles Jerome, 1836-?
Composer, pianist, lecturer. Printed bill, advertising lecture-concert, May 5, 1892. Letter to C.W. Leng, September 16, 1892.
Kernochan, John A
"Certificate of non-liability to be given by the board of enrollment." John A Kernochan of New York City has given "satisfactory evidence that he is not properly subject to do military duty. . ." September 10, 1863. Letter to James B. Pratt from J. Frederick Kernochan concerning estate of J.A.K., May 28, 1891.
Marble, Manton Malone, 1835-1917
A founder of the New York World. Letter, August 10, 1867, replying to Rev. H.L.E. Pratt, saying that the World would be pleased for an "occasional letter" during Pratt's projected southern trip.
Nelson, George Francis, 1842-1932.
Protestant Episcopal clergyman, Secretary to Bishop of New York (1886-1908), Canon of St. John the Divine after 1911. Letter of introduction to Dallas Bache Pratt, January 22, 1903.
Newton, Richard Heber, 1840-1914.
Protestant Episcopal clergyman, author. All Souls Church, New York City. Thank-you note, January 2, 1877, to Rev. Pratt.
Pierrepont, Henry I.
Letter, April 7, 1869, requesting Rev. Horace L. Edgar Pratt to preach one Sunday at Grace Church, Brooklyn.
Polk, Leonidas K, 1806-1364.
Bishop, Protestant Episcopal Church, Louisiana. Founder, University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee, 1860. Letter, December 8, 1853 to Rev. H.L.E Pratt concerning a Post for Pratt in the south. Discussion of salaries.
Potter, Henry Codman, 1834-1908.
Nephew of Horatio, Bishop of New York after 1887. Letter, March 31, 1839, to warden of Church of Holy Sepulchre.
Potter, Horatio,1802-1887.
Bishop of New York. Letter, August 24, 1871, to Rev. Pratt, about a forthcoming visit of Potter to the Staten Island church. Printed invitation to a reception, November 25, 1879, celebrating 25 years of Potter's Episcopate.
Smith, J. Tuttle
Letter, February 19, 1889, concerning affairs of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
Warren, Edwin Walpole, 1839-1903.
Rector, Church of the Holy Trinity, New York. letter to a Mrs. Good, May 3, 1894, thanking her for a gift for "the summer home."
Webb, Alexander Stewart, 1835-1911
President, City College of New York. Note, April 17, 1895 to unknown person.
Young, John F , 1320-1835
Bishop, Florida. Letter to Rev. Pratt, December 10, 1873, about possible post in Florida.