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Type: Real
Size: Medium (101 - 500)

George Duncan Ludlow

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1773-12-23
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Newspaper article about loss of library: The Connecticut Courant, 28 December 1773-4 January 1774, p. 2
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Article text: "NEW-YORK, December 30. About 1 o'Clock last Thursday Morning, the House of the Hon. George D. Ludlow, Esq; third Judge of the Supreme Court of this Province, at Hempstead Plains, took Fire and was burnt to the Ground, with almost every Thing therein contained, but providentially no Lives were lost.
The Loss Mr. Ludlow sustains by this Accident cannot be less than £3000; for besides the Loss of his Furniture, Plate, &c. a Library worth £1200, is entirely consumed."
N.B. Similar articles, with little difference, appeared in the Boston Gazette, and Country-Journal (10 January 1774, p. 2); Newport Mercury (10 January 1774, p. 3); Essex Gazette (4-11 January 1774, p. 94); Connecticut Gazette; and the Universal Intelligencer (14 January 1774, p. 2); New-Hampshire Gazette (14 January 1774, p. 3)
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£1200
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Date of birth
1734
Date of death
1808-11-13
Gender
male
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