Archive for November, 2007

1820 Advertisement for Sale of Nicholas Haight’s Farm on Rodman’s Neck

Please Visit the Historic Pelham Web SiteLocated at http://www.historicpelham.com/.Please Click Here for Index to All Blog Postings.In 1820 Nicholas Haight published an advertisement offering his 130-acre farm located on Rodman’s Neck. The text of that brief advertisement appears immediately below, followed by a citation to its source.”FOR SALE,A FARM belonging to the subscriber, situate at

John Bartow Offers His Pelham Farm for Sale in Advertisement Published in 1807

Please Visit the Historic Pelham Web SiteLocated at http://www.historicpelham.com/.Please Click Here for Index to All Blog Postings.In 1807 John Bartow offered his Pelham farm for sale. It adjoined the lands of Herman Le Roy and looked out over Long Island Sound essentially in the area where today’s Bartow-Pell Mansion stands. The text of the advertisement is transcribed below, followed by a

1786 Advertisement Offering for Sale the 300-Acre Farm of James Pell in the Manor of Pelham

Please Visit the Historic Pelham Web SiteLocated at http://www.historicpelham.com/.Please Click Here for Index to All Blog Postings.Periodically I post to the Historic Pelham Blog 18th and 19th century real estate advertisements offering land in the Manor of Pelham for sale. Below is the text of one such advertisement published by James Pell in 1786. The advertisement is followed by a citation to

Thomas Pell Was Elected a Freeman of Connecticut on October 9, 1662, the Day the Crown’s Connecticut Charter Was Read to the Public

Please Visit the Historic Pelham Web SiteLocated at http://www.historicpelham.com/.Please Click Here for Index to All Blog Postings.On October 9, 1662, Governor John Winthrop of the Colony of Connecticut presided over The General Assembly or Court of Election at Hartford during an elaborate ceremony in which the new charter of the Colony of Connecticut was read to the Freemen. Thereafter, the

Box Score of a Baseball Game Played on Travers Island in Pelham Manor in July 1896

Please Visit the Historic Pelham Web SiteLocated at http://www.historicpelham.com/.Please Click Here for Index to All Blog Postings.Last week I posted to the Historic Pelham Blog an item regarding a baseball game played on Travers Island during the Summer of 1897. See Wednesday, November 21, 2007: Baseball on Travers Island During the Summer of 1897. Today’s posting provides a brief account of a