Author Archives: Lisa Miller

About Lisa Miller

Lisa Miller has been cataloging maps at Brooklyn Historical Society since August 2013.

Colonial New York Close Up: Revisiting Bernard Ratzer’s Plan of the City of New York

  Brooklyn Historical Society is excited to put two highlights of our collection on display for a limited engagement this summer in honor of the 240th anniversary of the Battle of Brooklyn: two versions of the “Plan of the City … Continue reading

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New to the Library Collection: Tauranac New York City Subway Maps

This special edition of the Map of the Month celebrates a recent donation to the library: a set of New York City transit maps designed and published by Tauranac Maps. Pictured above is a portion of the latest Tauranac New … Continue reading

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Our Martyr President: Theodore Cuyler on Abraham Lincoln’s death

For President’s Day, we are highlighting this manuscript of Theodore L. Cuyler’s sermon on the death of Abraham Lincoln, given April 23, 1865. This manuscript is part of the Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church records, which has been recently processed and … Continue reading

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Our Christmas Tides from Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church

My colleague John Zarillo, processing archivist here at BHS, recently announced the good news the Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church records have been processed and made available to the public. He also surprised me with what can only be described as … Continue reading

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Map of the Month–February 2015

February’s Map of the Month, “The Missing Link” is more properly described as a broadside, for the map was published in October 1939 by the Brooklyn-Battery Bridge Coalition to support an appeal of the veto of the bridge’s construction by then … Continue reading

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