Guide to the Florentine E. Kearney Student Composition [ca. 1913] MG 1601

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Descriptive Summary
Biographical Note
Scope and Content Note
Access Points
Administrative Information

Container List

Composition and photograph


Guide to the Florentine E. Kearney Student Composition
[ca. 1913]
MG 1601
The New Jersey Historical Society
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Newark, New Jersey 07102
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The New Jersey Historical Society, Publisher
Inventory prepared by Michael Roth.Finding aid encoded by Julia Telonidis. October 2004. Production of the EAD 2002 version of this finding aid was made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Finding aid written in English.


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Florentine E. Kearney
Title: Florentine E. Kearney
Student Composition
Dates [ca. 1913]
Abstract: Consists of a two-page student composition written ca. 1913 by Florentine E. Kearney about Christopher Columbus.
Quantity: 0.01 linear feet (1 folder)
Collection Number: MG 1601

Biographical Note

Florentine E. Kearney lived in Newark, New Jersey probably during the early twentieth century.

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Scope and Content Note

This collection contains a two-page composition written ca. 1913 by Florentine E. Kearney about Christopher Columbus. The essay focuses on his voyages to the West in search of Asia and his ultimate discovery of America. Additionally, the essay alludes to the ethnic tensions in Newark during this time period. Kearney writes: “if we see an Italian roaming through our streets we look upon him in scorn and think they haven’t any right in our country. But if it were not for one of their fellow country-men, this continent might have never been discovered.”

The collection also contains a photograph of a home in Newark, most likely the home of Florentine Kearney.

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Access Points

The entries below represent persons, organizations, topics, forms, and occupations documented in this collection.
Subject Names:
Columbus, Christopher.
Kearney, Florentine.
Subject Topics:
Students–New Jersey–Newark.
Subject Places:
Newark (N.J.)
Document Types:
Photographs.
Student projects.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as: Manuscript Group 1601, Florentine E. Kearney composition, The New Jersey Historical Society.

Acquisition Information

Donated to the New Jersey Historical Society in April 1998 by Muriel P. Dowe, daughter of Florentine E. Kearney

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Container List

Composition and photograph

Box Folder Title Date
1 1 Composition on Christopher Columbus with teacher’s corrections in pencil. [ca. 1913]
1 1 Photograph: 35 Conklin, Newark 1913

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