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Iconic photos of a changing city, and commentary on our Collections & Exhibitions from the crew at MCNY.org

Tag Archives: diary

Journal: New York to Muscat

Henry P. Marshall was officially appointed U.S. Consul to Muscat, Arabia (present day Oman), on February 15, 1838, at twenty-four years old, after working in the importing houses of John … Continue reading

October 25, 2011 · 3 Comments

The Education of a Young New York City Gentleman

I decided to check back in on Fairfax, and see what else he’s been up to since we first introduced him. If you aren’t familiar with young Master Harrison, check … Continue reading

August 30, 2011 · 4 Comments

Who was Reginald Fairfax Harrison?

I recently came across the “Diary of Reginald Fairfax Harrison, for the Year 1883-1884,” while in the process of working with a researcher from the Central Park Conservancy who was … Continue reading

June 28, 2011 · 6 Comments

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