Philipsburg Manor

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    Authors & editors

    Publisher Sleepy Hollow Restorations
    Year of publication 1969

    English (main text)

    Medium Book

    Wind & watermills by Region > Rest of the World (not Europe) > USA

    Scope & contentA booklet on the history of the Philipsburg Manor, New York, USA. Includes information on the grist mill on site, as well as other local mills.
    Gives information on the Dutch colonisation of the Area (New Amsterdam on Manhattan Island) and its subsequent take-over by British colonists. Philipsburg Manor was originally a country home of a man, Frederick Philipse, who was a businessman who began as a carpenter and ended his career as the owner of a third of Westchester County. Gives information on Frederick Philipse's life, and the lives of his family.
    Information on the Dutch West India Company. Information of the Philipsburg Manor estates- which totaled over 200 acres. The land was used to produce foodstuffs, timber and quarried stone.Gristmills were built on two central settlements related to the manor. Flour milling took precedence over all other activities Another mill was created- gives information on this mill built inland on the Sawmill River.
    Gives information on the Hudson River and the mills around it. Upper Mills are discussed- their predicted construction dates and how they were constructed- oak, fieldstone etc.Gives information on the Bolting Act in New York, which forbade bolting (a sifting process which removes bran and chaff) or packing flour anywhere except New York City.
    Gives information on the development of the grist mills, and Upper Mills all throughout Frederick Philipse's life, its subsequent take over by his son and owners who took over after that. Also includes a section on restoration projects on the manor and the Mills. Includes photographs of the mill restorations- including the offices and the various rooms of the Manor. Provides maps and a visitors' guide to the area.
    KeywordsCereals, People, Archaeology & history

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    Accession no. 229859

    • Shelf location: C152