Bay Shore New York: Long Island Forum, 1940. Limited Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good. Item #26499
16 pages; number 218 of a limited edition; illustrated in black and white. With short articles on various topics researched by historian Strong: "An Old Slave's Fiddle" concerning Stony Brook's William Sydney Mount and the negro fiddle player and family servant Anthony Hannibal Clapp, with some information on Mount's fiddling and making of fiddles; "Mary and Louise" the bark built by Boss Bacon which was one of the pioneering China & Japan trade ships, captained by Captain Jones of Setauket; "Zopher Hawkins, Indian Captive" with an illustration of the Hawkins Foot Stove and bells from a sketch by Carol W. Davis, story of captivity of Hawkins and also some on his Revolutionary War exploits; "A Famous Hike of 1780" Major Benjamin Talmage, son of the Presbyterian minister at Setauket and head of Washington's secret service; "An Ocean Voyage in 1797" Gilbert Floyd's ship 'Boyne' and shipboard life; "Nancy's Magic Clothesline" Setauket Village, Revolutionary spies and signaling tactics during the war by this woman patriot. From the Publisher's Foreword: "...The author's intimate contact with records and other data not usually available to the public, and her high regard for accuracy give these tales historical value. Written originally for students of the Stony Brook School..." Approx. 7 1/2" x 5 1/2" size; buff colored printed stapled paper covers; light wear; very good condition and interesting Long Island Native American & historical material.