Robert Cushman Murphy Collection: papers, circa. 1895-1965. 3.35 cubic ft.  Naturalist, scientist and environmentalist.  Correspondence, typescripts, photographs, negatives, notebooks, journals, book reviews and slides concerning the worldwide travels and natural history studies of the Long Island (N.Y.) naturalist (credit: Special Collections and University Archives, Stony Brook University).

Robert Cushman Murphy Collection: papers, circa. 1895-1965. 3.35 cubic ft. Naturalist, scientist and environmentalist. Correspondence, typescripts, photographs, negatives, notebooks, journals, book reviews and slides concerning the worldwide travels and natural history studies of the Long Island (N.Y.) naturalist (credit: Special Collections and University Archives, Stony Brook University).

Nathan Hale evidence claims that he was duped by Major Robert Rogers of the Queen’s Rangers, who somehow recognized Hale. Hale, who thought he was among friends, confessed his secret and was sent to General Howe of the British Army to be hanged.

Nathan Hale evidence claims that he was duped by Major Robert Rogers of the Queen’s Rangers, who somehow recognized Hale. Hale, who thought he was among friends, confessed his secret and was sent to General Howe of the British Army to be hanged.

Railroad Watches - In the early years, reliable watches were expensive. Railroad companies differed in their approach to this problem. There is documentation that as early as 1850, the Boston and Providence Railroad ordered 45 English watches, from Bond & Son, Boston.  The Pennsylvania Rail Road also purchased pocket watches and published the rule: "Each engineer will be furnished with a watch which shall be regulated by the Station Agent at the commencement of each trip.

Railroad Watches - In the early years, reliable watches were expensive. Railroad companies differed in their approach to this problem. There is documentation that as early as 1850, the Boston and Providence Railroad ordered 45 English watches, from Bond & Son, Boston. The Pennsylvania Rail Road also purchased pocket watches and published the rule: "Each engineer will be furnished with a watch which shall be regulated by the Station Agent at the commencement of each trip.

The Archives at Queens Library contains a variety of genealogical resources to aid researchers. For example: we have preserved Brooklyn city directories, 1822-1913; telephone directories, 1926-present; and Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at New York, 1820-1897; among many, many others! #history

The Archives at Queens Library contains a variety of genealogical resources to aid researchers. For example: we have preserved Brooklyn city directories, 1822-1913; telephone directories, 1926-present; and Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at New York, 1820-1897; among many, many others! #history

The Three Village Historical Society: a plethora of information on the Culper Spy Ring and more! You will also find information on lectures and walking tours of the Setauket area.

The Three Village Historical Society: a plethora of information on the Culper Spy Ring and more! You will also find information on lectures and walking tours of the Setauket area.

Benjamin Tallmadge organized the elusive "Culper Ring", or the nations first spy ring (eventually leading to the C.I.A). It was the Culper Ring (And in more particular the secret agent 355) that discovered Benedict Arnold who attempted to sell Westpoint to the British. Had he succeeded, there would be no America. The Culper ring is an extraordinary subject.

Benjamin Tallmadge organized the elusive "Culper Ring", or the nations first spy ring (eventually leading to the C.I.A). It was the Culper Ring (And in more particular the secret agent 355) that discovered Benedict Arnold who attempted to sell Westpoint to the British. Had he succeeded, there would be no America. The Culper ring is an extraordinary subject.

George F. Sweeney (Firm), & Long Island Real Estate Board. (1929). Long Island: "The Sunrise Homeland." New York: George F. Sweeney (credit: Special Collections and University Archives, Stony Brook University).

George F. Sweeney (Firm), & Long Island Real Estate Board. (1929). Long Island: "The Sunrise Homeland." New York: George F. Sweeney (credit: Special Collections and University Archives, Stony Brook University).

Montauk, Long Island, vintage travel poster.  Still one of the best vacation spots in the world.

Montauk, Long Island, vintage travel poster. Still one of the best vacation spots in the world.

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