Last Will and Testament


Found in "Genealogical and Family History of Southern New York and the Hudson River Valley" by Cuyler Reynolds. Published by the Lewis Historical Publishing Co., 1913.

Bonus: Check out the author's inscription in this book:


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12 comments:

Diana Troldahl said...

Kindred soul.

deemack said...

What an amazing inscription! Thanks.

Veronica Wald said...

This is exceptional! I enjoy this blog so much.

nightsmusic said...

Okay, and here's the stupid question. Do you suppose this author really did 'hide' at night for the sheer joy of being able to spend hours upon hours in the library after hours?

Too cool.

Thomas MacEntee said...

Any Cuyler Reynolds book is a find but one with an inscription from him? Wow - I have copies of many of his books that are used to research my family's roots in upstate New York.

JamaGenie said...

The inscription is priceless, but I have to wonder if the inscriber physically dined with the people named, or simply read their writings while he ate the meals he hid in the stacks. And not to be picky, but the document in the book isn't the Last Will, but a Notice To Heirs that the will was about to be probated. Asel Steere must've been an heir and used the notice for a bookmark.

Love this blog!

Glory von Hathor said...

Matches in a library? Horror!

I suppose in those days you could smoke a pipe in a library, and there were probably oil lamps.

unmoderated said...

"Last Will" was more catchy title than "Notice to Heirs." :D

Chandrika Shubham said...

Amazing blog with amazing collections!

Belinda said...

The whimsical tone to the inscription so beautifully illuminates the romantic embrace often felt in libraries.

<3

Encourages this Sunday, spent pouring over literature reviews for library school.

Park Avenue Princess said...

Absolutely Amazing! I LOVE this blog more & more...it definitely brightens EVERY SINLGE DAY!

Thank you for that!

x0xx Amy

unmoderated said...

You're right, Belinda. He seems giddy. TOO giddy.

I'm a little suspicious.

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