Thanks to so many who sponsored this research trip, I am heading to New York, New Haven, and New Hampshire this week. In preparation for the research I phoned curators, archivists, and librarians to find out the best places to research and what preparations I can do before I arrive to get the most out of my time.
Due to their recommendations, here is what is on the docket:
Gotham: A History of New York City to 1898 by Edwin G. Burrows & Mike Wallace
Historical Maps/Buildings of New York & New Haven
Make appointments at the following Archives and Libraries:
Maritime Industry Museum & Library, NY
New Haven Museum Archives, CT
Yale Archives, CT
New York Public Library, NY
New York Historical Society, NY
Besides the Archives, I will be seeking out buildings and locations relating to the book.