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The
Nassau County
Historical Society
Journal

Editor
Natalie A. Naylor, Ed.D.
Professor Emerita
Hofstra University

Associate Editor
Robert P. Rushmore, M.A., M.Phil.

Assistant Editor
Edward J. Smits, M.A.
Nassau County Historian

The Society has published a journal since 1937; it now appears annually. Dr. Natalie A. Naylor is the editor; the late Dr. Myron H. Luke was editor from 1950-1996. The most recent issue (volume 71, 2016) includes the following articles:

“Designing Suburbia: Olive Tjaden on Long Island”
- Millicent D. Vollono and Lauren V. Drapala

“The History of Foxhunting with the Meadow Brook Hunt”
- Judith Tabler

“Oystering in Inwood, 1891”
- Jenny L. Hopkins with an Epilogue by Natalie A. Naylor

“The Theodore Roosevelt Association Saves Sagamore Hill”
- Bill Bleyer

“Discovering Hempstead Town’s Country Home Era: A Review of Long Island’s Prominent Families in the Town of Hempstead, by Raymond E. Spinzia and Judy A. Spinzia”
- Natalie A. Naylor

All articles published in the Journal are listed in one the Cumulative Indexes shown further down this page.

All members of the society receive the Journal as a benefit of membership.
Single copies of issues are available from the Society
(Corresponding Secretary, P.O. Box 207, Garden City, NY 11530).
volume 49: 1994 - vol. 63: 2008 copies are $7 each.
beginning with volume 64: 2009 copies are $10 each.

Two cumulative indexes of the Nassau County Historical Society Journal have been published. These indexes are available in print, for a nominal fee plus postage, from the Society.

With thanks to the efforts of Trustee David Doucette, as of September 2014 we are also able make available PDF versions of both print indexes via the PDF link attached to each index below.
These PDF versions are keyword searchable by using Find [Ctrl+f] when in the new window. The Find bar should open at the bottom of the window. Type in your search word, or part of a word, ie: entering "histor" will return finds of "Historic", "Historian", "Historical", and "History".  Each instance will be highlighted in the document, and you'll be able to toggle through each highlighted find.

Cumulative Index 1937-1957 (also in v. 19, Summer 1958, no. 2, part 2) -- PDF version will open in a new window.
Cumulative Index 1958-1988 -- PDF version will open in a new window.

Cumulative List of Articles, by author, 1989-2016:
Barbuto, Domenica M. "Walter Restored Jones, Long Island Merchant Capitalist." 46 (1991): 19-26.
Bayles, Richard M. "Glimpses of Local Communities in the Late Nineteenth Century," edited by Natalie A. Naylor. 56 (2001): 28-38.
--. "Glimpes of Local Communities in the Late Nineteenth Century (Part 2)," edited by Natalie A. Naylor. 57 (2002): 41-44.
--. "Glimpses of Local Communities in the Late Nineteenth Century (Part 3)," 60 (2005): 34-38.
Bleyer, Bill “The Theodore Roosevelt Association Saves Sagamore Hill” 71 (2016): 39-47.
Bryant, William Cullen, II. "William Cullen Bryant, a Bicentennial." 49 (1994): 1-6.
Burgess, Judith A. "The Garnet Memorial Home: An African American Fresh Air Home in Westbury, Long Island, 1895-1954," 66 (2011): 8-25.
Burrows, Edwin. "Gotham Without Long Island: Thinking the Unthinkable." 55 (2000): 39-48.
Calkins, Virginia. "Gardiner's Island: An American Lordship." 54 (1999): 8-22. (Written in 1957.)
Corbino, Marcia, "Jon Corbino and 'The Pleasures of the Bathing Beach': A Slice of Life in America, 1939," 59 (2004): 19-30.
Cornish, Alison. "Long Island State Parks in Nassau County." 52 (1997): 1-15.
Day, Lynda R. "Pathways to Freedom: African Americans in Eastern Queens County." 51 (1996): 1-11.
DeRiggi, Mildred Murphy. "A Tradition of Toleration: The Dutch, the English and the Quakers." 50 (1995): 16-23.
--. "John W. Davis and the Dedication of the Domus of the Nassau County Bar Association." 53 (1998): 21-24.
Document: Letter of General Washington with Instructions for Culper Jr on Using Invisible Ink, 1779," 61 (2006): 45-46.
Donaldson, Stewart. "A View of the Mackay Estate, Part One." Edited and with a Foreward and Biography of Stewart Donaldson by Myrna Sloam. 62 (2007): 1-11.
--. "A View of the Mackay Estate: Part Two." Edited by Myrna Sloam. 63 (2008): 1-16.
--. "A View of the Mackay Estate: Part Three." Edited by Myrna Sloam. 64 (2009): 1-9.
--. "A View of the MacKay Estate: Part Four." Edited by Myrna Sloam. 65 (2010): 1-15.
Douglas, Leroy. "Farmingdale's Submarine: The Fairchild X-1" 69 (2014): 1-8.
Douglas, Roy. "Serving Community and Country: The New York State School of Agriculture at Farmingdale, 1914-1919." 57 (2002): 13-27.
--. "'Scorching' the Roads in Automobile Endurance Test Runs, 1901-1902." 58 (2003): 1-13.
Dunbaugh, Edwin L. "Webb Institute of Naval Architecture." 48 (1993): 13-22.
Ferrell, Merri McIntyre. "Fox Hunting on Long Island." 56 (2001): 1-10.
Fried, Heidi. "Early Jewish Settlement in Nassau County." 44 (1989): 21-33.
Fiore, Roberta, "The Legendary Lido Golf Course and the Origins of Lido Beach," 61 (2006): 28-36.
Gable, John. "The Rough Rider [Theodore Roosevelt] in War and Peace." 53 (1998): viii-7.
Guilfoyle, Tom. "From Field to Field" (aviation poem). 51 (1996): 36.
Hammond, Gary R. "The Mineola Fair: Mirror of a County's Growth." 54 (1999): 23-30.
Harrison, Joan. "Elsinore: An Early Glen Cove Estate and its Owners." 70 (2015): 47-60.
Harrison, Robert L. "The [Henry Clay] Folgers and Shakespeare: A Long Island Story." 56 (2001): 11-18.
--. "Nassau County's Major League Baseball Players." 58 (2003): 23-29.
Heffernan, Thomas F. "Walt Whitman Here in Trimming Square on the Hempstead Plains." 48 (1993): 23-34.
Hicks, Henry. "The Hempstead Plains and its Flora." 58 (2003): 30-40.
Hopkins, Jenny L. “Oystering in Inwood, 1891” 71 (2016): 31-38.
Howlett, Charles F. "Hofstra University's Response to the Kent State Tragedy of May 1970." 62 (2007): 30-38
Hunt, Harrison. "'Soldiers in Peace and Citizens in War': The Hempstead Light Guards Militia, 1836-1847." 45 (1990): 29-34.
--. "When Johnny Came Marching Home: Nassau County's Grand Army of the Republic Posts and Civil War Memorials." 50 (1995): 24-29.
--. "Captain Quarterman's Company: Company C, Fifth Excelsior Brigade in the Civil War," 68 (2013): 1-14.
Hunt, Harrison & Bill Bleyer. "The Home Front on Long Island During the Civil War." 70 (2015): 37-46.
Johnston, William J. "America's First Blackout," 63 (2008): 43.
Kelly, Barbara M. "Levittown: Opening a New Frontier." 47 (1992): 13-21.
Kelly, Carolyn. "Brief History of Aviation in Hicksville." 51 (1996): 30-35.
Krieg, Joann P., "Walt Whitman, Paumanok's Son," 60 (2005): 1-9.
Kreisel, Martha. "The [Contemporary] Long Island Murals of Hans Gabali." 56 (2001): 25-27.
Howlett, Charles F. "Hofstra University's Response to the Kent State Tragedy of May 1970." 62 (2007): 30-38.
Kuehhas, Thomas A. "The Reluctant Host, Controlling Company: The Military Occupation of Rock Hall, 1776." 47 (1992): 1-11.
Luke, Myron H. "Reminiscences of Forty Years as Editor." 45 (1990): 1-10.
--. "Portrait of a Long Island Historian: Jesse Merritt." 48 (1993): 1-12.
--. "St. George's Rectories [in Hempstead] and Their Long Island." 50 (1995): 1-15.
--. "Captain John Underhill and Long Island." 53 (1998): 25-33.
--. "The American Revolution on Long Island." 55 (2000): 1-16. (Reprinted from v. 32, 1972.)
MacKay, Robert B. "The Residential Park Phenomenon on Long Island." 70 (2015): 16-36.
Magnani, Edward. "Captain Daniel Youngs and His Order Book: Long Island During the Occupation, 1780-1783." 52 (1997): 27-31.
Mathews, Jane. "General Rosalie Jones, Long Island Suffragist." 47 (1992): 23-34.
McGee, Dorothy Horton. "A Townsend Heir Disappears." 44 (1989): 35-44.
Memorials:
--. Arthur R. Parker, Jr. and C. H. Tunnicliffe Jones, 46 (1991): xiii-xvii
--. Preston R. Bassett, 47 (1992): x-xi
--. Nicholas August Meyer and Ruth L. Mandl, 50 (1995): vii, ix
--. Alfred Robbins Valentine, 51 (1996): ix
--. Nicholas L. Martone, 53 (1998): vii
--. Virginia Louise Calkins and Mabel Reid, 54 (1999): vii-ix
--. Myron H. Luke, John J. Burns, and Richard J. Rietheimer, 55 (2000): vii-xi
--. Julianne Lewis, 56 (2001): vii.
--. Samuel Underhill Mitchell, 65 (2010): v-vi
--. Sarah Patricia Dalton, 66 (2011): v-vi
Morris, Joel J. "Hewlett Bay Park: The Hunting Club Connection." 49 (1994): 15-26.
--. "The Hewlett House 1749-1984: A Family History." 51 (1996): 12-18.
Muirhead, James Fullarton, "Baedeker's Long Island, 1893," 64 (2009): 37-40.
Naylor, Natalie A. "'In Deeds of Daring Rectitude': Winning Votes for Women in Nassau County and the Nation." 50 (1995): 30-44.
--. "The Formation of Nassau County." 53 (1998): 8-10.
--. "Chronological List of Publications by Myron H. Luke." 55 (2000): 13-16.
--. "Bibliography on Long Island and the American Revolution." 55 (2000): 17-21.
--. "Long Island's Gentleman Athlete: John Montgomery Ward" (1860-1925). 56 (2001): 19-24.
--. "Local History in Long Island's New Deal Murals," 59 (2004): 1-18.
--. "Hyde Park: A Vanished Long Island Estate," 61 (2006): 1-9.
--. "Benjamin F. Thompson: Long Island in the 1840s," 62 (2007): 12-21.
--. "Edith Loring Fullerton's Partnership with Hal B. Fullerton," 63 (2008): 28-42
--. "Henry Hudson, the Dutch, and Long Island's Colonial History," 64 (2009): 10-19.
--. "To the Manor Born: Theodore Roosevelt, Country Gentleman, and Edith Kermit Roosevelt, The Lady of Sagamore Hill," 65 (2010): 25-42.
--. "Long Island in the 1930s: The WPA Writers' Guide," edited and with an introduction by Natalie A. Naylor. 65 (2010): 43-47.
--. "Visualizing our History: Images on the Journal's Cover," 66 (2011): 26-28.
--. "The Big Duck: From Ad to Icon," 66 (2011): 29-34.
--. "Tour of the North Shore in the 1930s (from the WPA Writers' Guide)," edited and with an introduction by Natalie A. Naylor. 66 (2011): 35-40.
--. "Women in Long Island's Past: Philanthropists and Humanitarians," 67 (2012): 12-22.
--. "Automobile Tours of Central Nassau County in the Late 1930s (from the WPA Writers' Guide)," edited and with an introduction by Natalie A. Naylor. 67 (2012): 31-38.
--. "Robert Moses and His Legacy on Long Island," 68 (2013): 22-38.
--. "Public Schools and Education in Nassau County in the Early 1900s" 69 (2014): 18-26.
--. "Tour of the South Shore in the Late 1930s (from the WPA Writers' Guide)," edited and with an introduction by Natalie A. Naylor. 69 (2014): 27-41.
--. "Looking Back at the Nassau County Historical Society's 100 Years." 70 (2015): 1-15.
--. “Discovering Hempstead Town’s Country Home Era: A Review of Long Island’s Prominent Families in the Town of Hempstead, by Raymond E. Spinzia and Judy A. Spinzia” 71 (2016): 48-52.
Rushmore, Robert P. "The Location of the First Hempstead Meetinghouse." 49 (1994): 7-14.
--. "Life on Old Long Island: An Essay Review." 57 (2002): 45.
--. "A Brief History of the Rushmore Homestead Farm in Uniondale," 59 (2004): 31-34.
--. "The See House in Garden City," 60 (2005): 10-15.
--. "George Washington at the Sammis Inn: The History of a Myth," 64 (2009): 20-29.
--. "Reconstructing the History of Hempstead's Sammis Hotel," 65 (2010): 16-24.
--. "John Evers, Painter of Hempstead, Long Island," 66 (2011): 1-7.
--. "Receipts and Private Formulas of T.T.R.": A Prescription Book of Thomas Tredwell Rushmore, A Pharmacist in Hempstead and Garden City. 69 (2014): 9-17.
Seligman, Charlotte Leonhardt, "A Memoir of Life on a Long Island Farm in the 1890's." with an Introduction and Epilogue by Barbara Gray. 57 (2002): 1-12.
Seyfried, Vincent F., "The Garden City Shuttle." 44 (1989): 47-52.
--. "The Garden City Hotel," 60 (2005): 16-21.
Smith, Julian Denton. "Plume Grass." 45 (1990): 37-41. (Reprint.)
Smits, Edward J. "Old Bethpage Village Restoration: A Perspective on its Twentieth Anniversary." 44 (1989): 1-19.
--. "The 75th Anniversary of the Nassau County Historical Society." 46 (1991): 1-7.
--. "Nassau County and American Civilization in the Twentieth Century." 53 (1998): 11-20.
--. "A Centennial History Discovery" (on the creation of Nassau County). 54 (1999): 1-7.
--. "A Centennial History of Nunley's Carousel," 67 (2012): 1-11.
Spencer, Louisa Clark. "The Clarks of Clark Botanic Garden." 58 (2003): 14-22.
Spinzia, Judith A. "Artistry in Glass: Louis Comfort Tiffany's Legacy in Nassau County." 46 (1991): 9-17.
Spinzia, Raymond E. "Society Chameleons: Long Island's Gentlemen Spies." 55 (2000): 27-38.
Spinzia, Raymond E. and Judith A. "Gatsby: Myths and Realities of Long Island's North Shore Gold Coast." 52 (1997): 16-26.
--. "Long Island's Prominent North Shore Families: Their Estates and Their Country Homes," 61 (2006): 10-18.
Stoff, Joshua. "Charles Lindbergh's 1927 Non-stop Solo Flight." 57 (2002): 38-40.
Tabler, Judith. “The History of Foxhunting with the Meadow Brook Hunt” 71 (2016): 15-30.
Theodosiou, Constantine E., "Genesta Strong, 'The Oleo Lady,'" 60 (2005): 22-33.
--. "Rediscovering Frederick Ruther's Long Island To-Day,"64 (2009): 30-36.
Vollono, Millicent D. and Lauren V. Drapala. “Designing Suburbia: Olive Tjaden on Long Island” 71 (2016): 1-14.
Wie, Paul D. van. "The Rise of the Franklin Square Bank." 49 (1994): 27-37.
Wilson, Richard Guy, "'Harbor Hill' in Roslyn: The Residence of Clarence and Katherine Mackay," 61 (2006): 19-27.
Winsche, Richard A. "Bloodgood Haviland Cutter, The Long Island Farmer Poet." 45 (1990): 13-27.
--. "Thomas W. Murphy: The Wizard of the Reins." 51 (1996): 19-29.
--. "Bret Harte and 'The Legend of Glen Head.'" 55 (2000): 22-26.
--. "Jacques Lebaudy: Nassau County's "Emperor of Sahara." 57 (2002): 28-37.
--. "Nassau County's Forgotten Gambling Scandal," 59 (2004): 35-46.
--. "Charles Weir Beall and Frank Buck's Jungle Camp," 61 (2006): 37-44.
--. "General Joseph Hooker's Long Island Years, 1874-1879," 62 (2007): 22-29.
--. "Oyster Bay's Octagon Hotel," 63 (2008): 17-27.
--. "The Ku Klux Klan in Nassau County in the 1920s," 67 (2012): 23-30.
--. "Foxhall P. Keene and His 'Life of Pure Delight,'" 68 (2013): 15-21.

Not included in this listing are book reviews and notes, the editor's "Last Word," and the annual president's message.