History of Westchester County: New York, Including Morrisania, Kings Bridge, and West Farms, which Have Been Annexed to New York City, Volume 1, Part 2

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John Thomas Scharf
L. E. Preston & Company, 1886 - Bronx (New York, N.Y.)

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Wonderful source book for White Plains and vicinity through the 1860s. Thank you.

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