Obituary of Mrs. Sylvina Van Benthuysen

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Subject

Slavery
Van Benthuysen family (owners of Bard campus lands in 18th century)

Description

Newspaper notice of the death of Mrs. Sylvina Van Benthuysen, who died August 13, 1853 aged 87. Gives information on her mother who was a niece of the King of Angola and was taken prisoner in war and sold into slavery. Purchased in New York by John Bennett of Red Hook.

Source

Poughkeepsie Eagle newspaper (forerunner to Poughkeepsie Journal)

Publisher

Dutchess County Historical Society, alphabetical files archive

Date

September 3, 1853

Format

photo of newspaper clipping

Text

newspaper print and handwriting

Original Format

newspaper

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Citation

“Obituary of Mrs. Sylvina Van Benthuysen ,” Stevenson Library Digital Collections, accessed July 20, 2024, https://omekalib.bard.edu/items/show/1617.