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Hempstead
A Historical Sketch of Ancient Agriculture, Stock Breeding, and Manufactures in Hempstead / H. Onderdonk, Jr. Journal of Long Island History, Vol. 3, No. 1; p.34-54; Spring 1963.
A detailed record of Hempstead's existence under the Dutch, and what the Dutch demanded from the settlers in the 1600's as payment for land grants. The settlers raised cattle, horses and sheep in addition to farming. They also built roads, milled honey, and expanded their territory to Queens County, Kings County, Great Neck before English settlers began arriving in the latter part of the 1600's.
Illustrations or Maps: No


Hempstead
Creating a New County: Nassau / E. Smits. Journal of Long Island History, Vol. 11, No. 2; p.129-144; Spring 1999.
The history and creation of Nassau County, with slight notations on the formation of Queens County as well. Towns are noted as having had an impact on how the county was founded. Information dates back to 1784.
Illustrations or Maps: No


Hempstead
Early Days in Hempstead / B. Marshall. Long Island Forum, Vol. 6, No. 6; p.107-108, 116; Jun. 1943.
A detailed article about the founding of Hempstead and through it's early history. The article includes information about how the town came to be purchased from the Indians, it's own quarrels with the British Crown, and it's role in the Revolutionary War.
Illustrations or Maps: Yes


Hempstead
Early Years of Hempstead Village / H. DeBeau. Long Island Forum, Vol. 6, No. 7; p.123-130; Jul. 1943.
A very detailed article about the founding and subsequent history of Hempstead. The article depicts the town's historic churches, development of commerce, and the role of the town during the Revolutionary War and the Civil War. The author also describes the development of Jurisprudence-prudence that developed and influenced surrounding towns. The article includes images of historic buildings: Searing Homestead, Carriage Factory, Main Street.
Illustrations or Maps: Yes


Hempstead
First Train to Greenport, 1844 / C. Wood. Long Island Forum, Vol. 6, No. 11; p.203-206, 217; Nov. 1943.
A detailed article about the development of Greenport, especially that of the Long Island Rail Road expansion into Greenport. The article focuses on prominent persons who pushed for the development. The train allowed for better movement between towns, and
Illustrations or Maps: No


Hempstead
Flushing's Early History / N. Howell. Long Island Forum, Vol. 3, No. 10; p.209-210, 212, 214; Oct. 1941.
A detailed article about the founding of Flushing, and it's impact on other local towns. The article details the involvement of Flushing in the Revolutionary War, important figures in Flushing (Long Island) history, with an overview of what made Flushing what it is today.
Illustrations or Maps: Yes


Hempstead
Glen Cove Gets a Telegraph / [No author]. Long Island Heritage, [no vol.]; p.11; Apr. 1985.
A brief article on how Glen Cove came to receive it's first telegraph. It talks about how it was set up between Glen Cove and Hempstead, and Oyster Bay.
Illustrations or Maps: Yes


Hempstead
Hempstead and the Indians / J. Morice. Long Island Forum, Vol. 6, No. 9; p.167-168; Sep. 1943.
A continuation of "The Birth of Hempstead," in which the author focuses on Hempstead's role with the American Indians. It focuses on how the Dutch and Indians related, heard mutual grievances, and attempted to co-exist in the growing town.
Illustrations or Maps: Yes


Hempstead
Jamaica, New York, 1656-1776: Class Structure and Social Mobility / J. Peyer. Journal of Long Island History, Vol. 14, No. 1; p.34-47; Fall 1977.
A overview article about the early days of Jamaica, which includes the development of class structures (both white and black), and the development of class movement. Other towns are referenced as examples of Jamaica's infrastructure, comparison of wealth, and overall development.
Illustrations or Maps: No


Hempstead
Manhasset Highlights / D. Grant. Long Island Forum, Vol. 4, No. 5; p.97-98, 100; May. 1941.
A brief article that focuses on the founding of Manhasset, and the Dutch influence from it's founding in 1643 (aprox). It also focuses on the influence the town had on the surrounding areas. It discusses the Dutch Reformed Church, the "White House," and the first school building of the area. Other information includes the town's first newspaper, and other historical information.
Illustrations or Maps: Yes


Hempstead
Notes on the History of Queens County (Part 1: 1639-1783) / H. Onderdonk, Jr. Journal of Long Island History, Vol. 7, No. 1; p.53-76; Spring 1967.
A chronological listing of the history of Queens County, but only using larger and well known towns. Depending on date, and how much information was available, some listings are more detailed than others.
Illustrations or Maps: No


Hempstead
Suffolk County in Olden Times (1771-1790) / H. Onderbonk, Jr. Journal of Long Island History, Vol. 6, No. 1; p.15-36; Winter 1966.
A continuation of the chronological listing of the history of Suffolk County, but only using larger and well known towns. Depending on date, and how much information was available, some listings are more detailed than others.
Illustrations or Maps: No


Hempstead
The Birth of Hempstead / A. Faron. Long Island Forum, Vol. 6, No. 8; p.153-156, 158; Aug. 1943.
A very detailed article about the development of Hempstead, from it's founding in 1663 to approximately 1800. The article focuses on the Dutch religious influences, the development of the town's government, and the town's role in the Revolutionary War.
Illustrations or Maps: Yes


Hempstead
The Birth of Nassau County (part 1) / G. Weeks, Jr. Long Island Forum, Vol. 3, No. 11; p.299-230; Nov. 1940.
A detailed, but brief, article about the founding of Nassau County. It primarily focuses on the politics, governmental issues, and who was involved. The towns mentioned in the article were in relation to county development and home-towns of county leaders.
Illustrations or Maps: Yes


Hempstead
The Birth of Nassau County (part 2) / G. Weeks, Jr. Long Island Forum, Vol. 3, No. 12; p.255-256; Dec. 1940.
A continuation of the article "The Birth of Nassau County," and primarily focuses on the politics and governmental issues. However, the majority of the article focuses on the people who were influential in developing the county.
Illustrations or Maps: No


Hempstead
The Inventories of the Estates of Colonel John Youngs of Southold and His Son, John Jr / K. Scott. Journal of Long Island History, Vol. 6, No. 1; p. 37-46; Winter 1966.
An accounting of the estate of Col. John Youngs and John Youngs, Jr. Includes bibliographical information about their travels to various towns across Long Island.
Illustrations or Maps: No


Hempstead
The Town of Hempstead Archives: 1644-1996, A Wealth of Municipal History / M. Robinson. Journal of Long Island History, Vol. 9, No. 1; p.79-89; Fall 1996.
A detailed article about how the town came to be founded, and how exploring the town's archives has reaffirmed how Hempstead is seen by the rest of Long Island. The article also goes into how diverse and complete the collection is.
Illustrations or Maps: No


Hempstead -- African Americans
Blacks on Long Island: Population Growth in the Colonial Period / H. Wortis. Journal of Long Island History, Vol. 11, No. 1; p.35-44; Fall 1974.
A statistical evaluation of the African American population on Long Island during the Colonial period of America. The statistics are primarily broken down by county, but some towns are listed with specific numbers.
Illustrations or Maps: No


Hempstead -- Churches
A Tale of Two Churches / H. Horton. Long Island Forum, Vol. 6, No. 10; p.183, 185-186; Oct. 1943.
A short article about two conflicting churches (Presbyterian and Episcopal) and the founding of Hempstead as a result. This article is about the religious influences on the formation of the town and the town's government. The article also discusses each church's involvement in the Revolutionary War, and their subsequent influence on the town's role in the War. Images included are of the two churches as they stand today, and one's appearance during the 18th century.
Illustrations or Maps: Yes


Hempstead -- Churches
Tale of an Old Church (part 5) / K. Strong. Long Island Forum, Vol. 5, No. 8; p.145-146, 150; Aug. 1942.
A continuation of "Tale of an Old Church," focusing on the church's early 19th century history, along with the biographical account of the new parson who lead the church just before the Civil War.
Illustrations or Maps: No


Hempstead -- Civil War
Brooklyn and Long Island Sanity Fair: 1864 / H. Styker-Rodda. Journal of Long Island History, Vol. 4, No. 1; p.1-17; Winter 1964.
During the midlist of the Civil War, women in Brooklyn and New York City held Sanitary fairs to raise money to aid the families of those fighting. Many towns on Long Island held smaller versions of the Brooklyn and New York Sanity Fair, and they each raised a substantial sum of money.
Illustrations or Maps: No


Hempstead -- Dutch Reform Church
The Formative Years of the Dutch Reformed Church on Long Island (Part 1) / G. de Jong. Journal of Long Island History, Vol. 8, No. 2; p.1-16; Summer/Fall 1968.
A short article about the history of the Dutch Reformed Church on Long Island. Includes how, when, and by whom the church was founded. It also give a brief history of the founding of each location of the church.
Illustrations or Maps: No


Hempstead -- Dutch Reform Church
The Formative Years of the Dutch Reformed Church on Long Island (Part 2) / G. de Jong. Journal of Long Island History, Vol. 9, No. 2; p.1-20; Winter/Spring 1969.
A continuation of the short article about the history of the Dutch Reformed Church on Long Island. Includes how, when, and by whom the church was founded. It also give a brief history of the founding of each location of the church. The article ends with a
Illustrations or Maps: No


Hempstead -- Early Long Island
Life of The Early Islanders (part 2) / N. Howell. Long Island Forum, Vol. 6, No. 3; p.45, 46-47, 57-58; Mar. 1943.
A very detailed article about the beginnings of Long Island. The article describes the founding through present day. The second part of the article focuses on the later part of the 1600s through the late 1800s. It also focuses on the governmental and architectural uniqueness of the town.
Illustrations or Maps: Yes


Hempstead -- Early Schools
Long Island's Earliest Schools (part 1) / N. Howell. Long Island Forum, Vol. 7, No. 6; p.105-106, 118; Jun. 1944.
A detailed article about the first English and Dutch schools that were developed while the island was being settled. The article begins in the late 1600s and ends around 1720. The article goes into details about the education level, the religious impact of education, and the differences between the English and Dutch schools. Image of a small school building.
Illustrations or Maps: Yes


Hempstead -- Education
Literary Culture on Long Island, 1640-1700 / C. Auser. Journal of Long Island History, Vol.4, No. 2; p.19-25; Spring 1964.
A short article about the education and religious education of the population of Long Island. Some towns are noted as having made special strides toward religious education.
Illustrations or Maps: No


Hempstead -- Fox Hunting
Fox Hunting in America / C. Jones. American Heritage, XXIV-6; p.68- 69; Oct. 73.
A detailed account of the beginnings of fox hunting in America. Hempstead is listed as one of the most popular spots to fox hunt since 1768, eventually helping the sport to spread across the rest of Long Island.
Illustrations or Maps: Yes


Hempstead -- Haviland Mill
Haviland Mill at East Rockaway / L. Elhof. Long Island Forum, Vol. 8, No. 1; p.3-4; Jan. 1945.
A detailed but short article about the Haviland Mill, from it's original construction to present day. The article is mostly written in tourist form, detailing the author's experience with the Mill.
Illustrations or Maps: Yes


Hempstead -- Hempstead Harbor Club
Hempstead Harbor Club Has Colorful History / B. Cryan. Long Island Heritage, [no vol.]; p.7; Apr. 1985.
A quick article of the Hempstead Harbor Club and what it has done to help keep the Hempstead harbor historical.
Illustrations or Maps: No


Hempstead -- Hempstead Rail Road
The Woodsfield Disaster on the New York & Hempstead R. R. / V. Seyfried. Journal of Long Island History, Vol. 6, No. 1; p.47-51; Winter 1966.
A quick article about how a massive accident on the Hempstead Rail Road with the train to New York City. The article is primarily the testimony of those who witnessed the accident.
Illustrations or Maps: No


Hempstead -- Hofstra University
Hofstra First Five Years / D. Gordon. Long Island Forum, Vol. 3, No. 9; p.191-192; Sep. 1940.
A brief article about the role of Hofstra Estate and it's first five years in Hempstead as a University. The College was founded in 1935, and received it's first provisional charter in 1937. It was one of the first free and independent colleges on Long Island, and received it's absolute charter in 1939.
Illustrations or Maps: Yes


Hempstead -- Horse Racing
Early Horse Racing on Long Island / C. Wood. Long Island Forum, Vol. 8, No. 2; p.27, 29-30,37; Feb. 1945.
A short article about the horse racing on Long Island. The article focuses on the people that worked on getting horse racing up and running rather than the direct impact on the towns, especially August Belmont. The article compares Long Island racing to the Lexington and Kentucky racing parks.
Illustrations or Maps: Yes


Hempstead -- Indians of North America
The Indians of Long Island (part 1) / J. Morice. Long Island Forum, Vol. 7, No. 1; p.11-13; Jan. 1944.
A very detailed article about various Native American tribes and their impact on the first Long Island settlers. The article gives details on what happened to the Native Americans as the Dutch and English settlers moved into Long Island. It also discusses how specific towns have come to be named after the Native Americans that once inhabited them.
Illustrations or Maps: Yes


Hempstead -- Indians of North America
The Indians of Long Island (part 2) / J. Morice. Long Island Forum, Vol. 7, No. 2; p.11-13; Feb. 1944.
The second part of a very detailed article about various Native American tribes and their impact on the first Long Island settlers. The article gives details on what happened to the Native Americans as the Dutch and English settlers moved into Long Island. It also discusses how specific towns have come to be named after the Native Americans that once inhabited them.
Illustrations or Maps: Yes


Hempstead -- Indians of North America
The Indians of Long Island (part 5) / J. Morice. Long Island Forum, Vol. 7, No. 5; p.89-90, 94; May. 1944.
A very detailed article about various Native American tribes and their impact on the first Long Island settlers. The article gives details on what happened to the Native Americans as the Dutch and English settlers moved into Long Island. It also discusses how specific towns have come to be named after the Native Americans that once inhabited them. This article contains more history before coming to the 1936 conclusion.
Illustrations or Maps: Yes


Hempstead -- Indians of North America
The Indians of Long Island (part 6) / J. Morice. Long Island Forum, Vol. 7, No. 6; p.109-112; Jun. 1944.
A very detailed article about various Native American tribes and their impact on the first Long Island settlers. The article gives details on what happened to the Native Americans as the Dutch and English settlers moved into Long Island. It also discusses how specific towns have come to be named after the Native Americans that once inhabited them. This discusses the 1700s in more depth, and how the Indians assimilated into European culture.
Illustrations or Maps: Yes


Hempstead -- Indians of North America
The Indians of Long Island (part 7) / J. Morice. Long Island Forum, Vol. 7, No. 7; p.131-134; Jul. 1944.
A very detailed article about various Native American tribes and their impact on the first Long Island settlers. The article gives details on what happened to the Native Americans as the Dutch and English settlers moved into Long Island. It also discusses how specific towns have come to be named after the Native Americans that once inhabited them. An article that details the Indians of the 18th and 19th century, the involvement of former President Jefferson, and some notations about the Indian languages.
Illustrations or Maps: Yes


Hempstead -- Laws
Old Laws of New York / J. Merritt. Long Island Forum, Vol. 7, No. 6; p.115-116; Jun. 1944.
A short article about the historical laws of New York, with specific mentions of some Long Island towns. It discusses how some laws came into effect, the difference between English and Dutch laws, and how laws changed through out the years.
Illustrations or Maps: Yes


Hempstead -- Long Island Railroad Company
The Long Island Rail Road: Still on Track After Years / M. Smith. Long Island Heritage, [no vol.]; p.28-29, 37; Mar. 1984.
A very long article about the history of the Long Island Rail Road, and how it operates today. A listing of towns and stops are given in the article, through paragraphs.
Illustrations or Maps: Yes


Hempstead -- Long Island University
The Beginning of Long Island University / E. Gatner. Journal of Long Island History, Vol. 14, No.1; p.4-33; Fall 1977.
The early years of Long Island University, including the scouting of locations on Long Island, and outside of Brooklyn. Article primarily about the Brooklyn campus, which was the original campus.
Illustrations or Maps: No


Hempstead -- Maps
Long Island Triangulated: Nineteenth-Century Maps and Charts of the U.S. Coast Survey / D. Allen. Journal of Long Island History, Vol. 6, No. 2; p.191-207; Spring 1994.
An article about 19th century map-making of Long Island by Ferdinand Hassler. Hassler was commissioned by President Jefferson to make a complete and accurate survey of the Cost Shore of Long Island. He used several larger towns as points of references. Images included.
Illustrations or Maps: No


Hempstead -- Newspapers
Newspapers As a Neglected Source / R. Winsche. Journal of Long Island History, Vol. 6, No. 3; p.15-28; Summer 1966.
This article runs chronologically and detailed account of important newspapers from important towns. Some newspapers have been destroyed by fire, flood, or plain neglect. It also includes notations when newspapers changed hands, changed coverage towns, or changed titles.
Illustrations or Maps: No


Hempstead -- Pirates
The Rise and Fall of a Myth: Land Piracy on Long Island / R. Ireland. Journal of Long Island History, Vol. 7, No. 2; p.24-35; Summer/Fall 1967.
A quick article about the shipwrecks off Long Island, and the pirates that plundered the sea. Detailed accounts of how various towns were involved in piracy, as well as notations on visits by such famous pirates as Captain Kidd.
Illustrations or Maps: No


Hempstead -- Population
State of the Island: Peconic County: To Be or Not To Be? / R. Wunderlich. Journal of Long Island History, Vol. 9, No. 2; p.140-144; Spring 1997.
A quick statistical article with a numeric rundown of which towns and counties have the largest population. It goes into the debate of the creation of a new county in Long Island, called Peconic County.
Illustrations or Maps: No


Hempstead -- Potato Farming
Nassau's Potato Belt / H. Campbell. Long Island Forum, Vol. 3, No. 7; p.145-146; Jul. 1940.
An article about the impact of potato farming on Long Island. Hicksville was the primary area where potato farming was done, followed by other towns. The article discusses the yield, where potatoes where shipped, and where the potato industry stands as of 1940.
Illustrations or Maps: Yes


Hempstead -- Rock Hall
Rock Hall at Lawrence, 1767 / W. Pettit. Long Island Forum, Vol. 9, No. 1; p.3, 17; Jan. 1946.
A detailed article about the Rock Hall homestead, and built by Josiah Martin in 1767. The house is an important part of Rockaway and Hempstead history as it played a small role in the Revolutionary War. The article also discusses the biographical accounts of the owners.
Illustrations or Maps: Yes


Hempstead -- Sanitary Commission
From the Domestic to the Public Arena: Long Island in the U.S. Sanitary Commission / S. Roff/D. DiMartino. Journal of Long Island History, Vol. 11, No. 2; p.161-177; Spring 1999.
A brief article about how women influenced the 1860's sanitary commission in Long Island. It started in Brooklyn, but expanded to the rest of the island during the Civil War.
Illustrations or Maps: No


Hempstead -- Slavery
Slavery on Long Island: A Study of Economic Motivation / R. Ireland. Journal of Long Island History, Vol. 6, No. 2; p.1-12; Spring 1966.
A quick article about the history of slavery on Long Island. Several towns are listed as having been noted in their census for to be slave holding towns. Traditionally, and unlike the south, slaves in Long Island were hose-hold slaves. During the economical changes (early to late 1800s), the slavery was abolished, but slaves were paid next to nothing or nothing at all.
Illustrations or Maps: No


Hempstead -- Travels
A Trip Through Long Island in 1744 / O. Shaw. Long Island Forum, Vol. 8, No. 6; p.103-104,117-118; Jun. 1945.
The article is a reproduction from a diary of three passengers who traveled through Long Island. The author of the article does not know who the travelers were, or why they had come to Long Island. They noted each town they stopped in.
Illustrations or Maps: Yes


Hempstead -- Vikings
The Vikings on Long Island / F. Pohl. Journal of Long Island History, Vol. 6, No. 4; p.1-8; Fall 1966.
A historical account of the landing of Vikings on Long Island, dating from the 1400s. He induced some biographical accounts of Leif Karlsefni, a famous Viking. The author lists several towns that played an important role in in Karlsefni's mapping of Long Island.
Illustrations or Maps: No



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