1854 Manuscript Letter Signed Benjamin T. Van Nostrand Recounting News of Lightning Striking a Church on Clark St. & the Fatal Collapse of an Embankment, overturning a house on Furman St. In Brooklyn
(Americana - 19th Century - Manuscript - Brooklyn New York - Van Nostrand)

Brooklyn, New York: Not Published, 1854. F Written in ink on pale blue note-paper; addressed to "Friend Wallace" who was in Roslyn and returning home to Schenectady; Van Nostrand concerned because he hadn't been 'called upon' - also relating of lightning striking a church on Clark St. in a severe storm and "...part of the high embankment in Furman St. Slid down & upset a house, killing two or three, & wounding several..."; approx. 8" x 9 3/4" size; old fold lines; in very good condition; interesting 19th century Brooklyn NY ephemera with local news. Very Good Paperback (Item ID: 23960)


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