Feb 26, 2009 - Sale 2171

Sale 2171 - Lot 166

Price Realized: $ 1,020
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 400 - $ 600
(BUSINESS.) READ, E. P. Small group of papers relative to the formation of the African-American community of Lawnside New Jersey. Includes typed proposals for the township and borough, schools, orphans home, etc.; approximately 25 pieces, typed, manuscript, a photo of E.P. Read, the founder and 2 almanacs produced by him. Condition varies, should be seen.

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The land that became Lawnside, New Jersey was purchased and put aside for freed and escaped slaves in 1840, but the actual community did not come about until 1926. Among the papers offered here is developer E. P. Read''s typed proposal for the community and the Certificate of Incorporation for the Cosmopolitan Educational Institute and the Eureka Sanatorium Association, as part of Lawnside''s retirement community.