The History of New York State
Book II, Chapter IV

Editor, Dr. James Sullivan

Online Edition by Holice, Deb & Pam


#1 Van Pelt, Leslie's "History of Greater New York," I, 235-37.

#2 Todd, "Life of Joel Barlow," p. 233; Reigart, "Life of Robert Fulton," p. 174.

#3 Goodrich, "Picture of New York."

#4 King, "Memoirs of the Aqueduct."

#5 George W. Sheldon, "Harper's Magazine," 1903.

#6 Van pelt, "History of Grater New York," 342.

#7 T. F. Devoe, "Market Book," passim.

#8 Eugene Lawrence, in J. G. Wilson's "Mem. Hist. Of New York," 447, seq.

#9 "Crayon," 1858.

#10 Van Pelt, "His. Of Gr. New York," 408, seg.

#11 See Edelstein, "Life and Letters of William M. Tweed," passim; also New York "Times," "Staats Zeitung," and "Harper's Weekly," of current date.

#12 Van pelt, "Hist. Of New York," 461 seq.

#13 James A. Roberts, "New York in the Revolution,"; T. E. V. Smith, "City of New York in Year of Washington's Administration,"; Stevens, "Progress of New York in a Century," passim.

#14 Moss, "The American metropolis--From Knickerbocker Days to the Present Time," Vol. III.

#15 Wilson, "Mem. History of Greater New York," Vol. III, 593.

#16 T. E. V. Smith, "The city of New York in the Year of Washington's Inauguration," 244.

#17 The Federal Census of 1890 had made the population of the city 1,513,501, but the figures were disputed by the Democratic organization, which accused the Republican administration of minimizing the population. A second census taken by the police made the figure 1,710,715.

#18 W. H. Birkmore, "Skeleton Construction Buildings" (New York, 1898); H. J. Burt, "Steel Construction" (Chicago, 1904).

#19 Van Pelt, "History of Greater New York," I, 525.

#20 These remarks written in 1897, sound a trifle naïve to people who are familiar with the vast caravansaries now dominating the city, the Commodore, the Pennsylvania, the Biltmore, the McAlpin, the Vanderbilt and the others. Yet it is clear that places like St. Denis appear just as wonderful when they first appeared as these later mammoth edifices appeared to us.

#21 following the advent of the automobile the horse speedway became a thing of the past. It took five years to lay our and cost $3,000,000. It has been modernized for motor car travel.

#22 These remarks show how keenly the need for a bridge over the Hudson was felt over twenty-five years ago. The project still belongs to the future.

#23 Van Pelt, "History of Greater New York,' I, 538 Seq. As to these last remarks about the subway it is to be noted that all these plans and greater have been realized.

#24 At present the teaching staff at the College of the City of New York is over 400, while the number of students is over 15,000. Figures like this, had they been able to foresee them, would have greatly astonished the school authorities in the nineties. And yet they are not so remarkable. We hear of something like 20,000 students in medieval universities.

#25 Van Pelt, "History of Greater New York," 551-52.

The History of New York State, Lewis Historical Publishing Company, Inc., 1927

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