Letters

Letter from Mordecai Noah to General Peter Porter, August 17, 1824 New York 17 Augst. 1824 Dear General, You have several times expressed to me an interest, which I am certain you feel, in my project of offering an asylum to the Jews on Grand Island. No man is a prophet in his own Country,…

Maps

Detail of the Map of the County of Erie / by David H. Burr ; engd. by Rawdon, Clark & Co., Albany, & Rawdon, Wright & Co., New York. (1829). The high resolution file available at the David Rumsey Map Collection. Grand Island, 1866 reproduction. Grand Island, 1880, reproduction.

Images of Noah

John Wood Dodge, Mordecai Manuel Noah (1834).  Watercolor on Ivory. Image Courtesy of Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C. This portrait of Mordecai Manuel Noah appears as the frontispiece of a work describing his brief but eventful tenure as Consul to the Kingdom of Tunis. See Mordecai M. Noah, Travels in England, France, Spain, and the Barbary States,…

Ararat Cornerstone Timeline

• 1825 St. Paul’s Episcopal Church: The dedication ceremony takes place at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Buffalo on September 15th.  Ironically, the stone does not make it to Grand Island for the dedication ceremony due to a lack of adequate transportation to Grand Island at the time.  For more information, see the Grand Island Historical Society. (From a Buffalo News…