Exploring the Past - All the Writings from 1798-1896 Relating to the History of East Hampton

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The third volume in the East Hampton Historical Collection brings together in one book, with a common detailed index, all of the important early histories that were published about East Hampton during the nearly hundred-year period between 1798 and 1896. These thirteen histories, presented in chronological order, are not widely known or available to the general public. Not history books as we know them today, they are in the form of sermons, travel logs, short articles, documents, excerpts and essays, some by ...
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Overview

The third volume in the East Hampton Historical Collection brings together in one book, with a common detailed index, all of the important early histories that were published about East Hampton during the nearly hundred-year period between 1798 and 1896. These thirteen histories, presented in chronological order, are not widely known or available to the general public. Not history books as we know them today, they are in the form of sermons, travel logs, short articles, documents, excerpts and essays, some by such notables as Walt Whitman, William Cullen Bryant, Silas Wood, and Lyman Beecher. In his introduction, Twomey stresses their value as "a snapshot of the culture and times in which the history was written" which gives us a new perspective on the early days of East Hampton Town and its impact on New York State and the nation.
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Table of Contents

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Introduction
I Notes and Observations on the Town of East Hampton at the east end of Long Island 1
II Excerpt from Travels in New England and New York 40
III A Sermon Containing a General History of the Town of East Hampton, from its settlement to the Present Time, Delivered at East Hampton 50
IV Excerpts from a Sketch of the First Settlement of the Several Towns on Long Island, with their Political Condition to the End of the American Revolution 73
V Excerpt from The Village of East Hampton 94
VI Chronicles of the Town of Easthampton, County of Suffolk, New York 105
VII Excerpt from Historical Collections of the State of New York Containing a General Collection of the Most Interesting Facts, Traditions, Biographical Sketches, Anecdotes, &c. Relating to the History and Antiquities with Geographical Descriptions of Every Township in the State 227
VIII Excerpt from The History of Long Island; From Its Discovery and Settlement to the Present Time 233
IX Excerpt from A History of Long Island, From Its First Settlement by Europeans to the Year 1845, with Special Reference to its Ecclesiastical Concerns 259
X Excerpt from Gazetteer of the State of New York Embracing a Comprehensive View of the Geography, Geology, and General History of the State, and a Complete History and Description of Every County, City, Town, Village and Locality 275
XI "From Manhattan to Montauk," an Article written for The Brooklyn Standard 278
XII Montauk Point, Long Island: An 1872 Visit from New Monthly Magazine 287
XIII Excerpt from Picturesque America or, The Land We Live In; A Delineation by Pen and Pencil of the Mountains, Rivers, Lakes, Forests, Water-Falls, Shores, Canyons, Valleys, Cities, and Other Picturesque Features of Our Country 301
XIV The Tile Club at Play from Scribner's Monthly, February, 1879 307
XV East Hampton 324
XVI The American Lordship 413
XVII Excerpt from Early Long Island; A Colonial Study 428
Authors' Notes 435
Sources 465
Selected Bibliography 467
Index 477
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