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ALOFSEN, Solomon, historian, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands, 22 November 1808; died in Arnheim, Holland, 10 October 1876. He was born of a good Dutch family and came to the United States in early manhood as secretary of legation, and, liking the country, settled in Jersey City. Here he married and went into the railroad business, being for a time secretary of the Illinois Central railroad, and dealing largely in investments. His favorite studies were historical and ethnological, and he became a prominent member of the societies of New York and vicinity. He read many papers at the meetings of the New York historical society and made valuable contributions to its collections. After forty years' residence in the United States he returned to Holland, where he was made a member of the royal antiquarian society. His library consisted mainly of Americana, and was especially full in the department of the civil war. It was carefully catalogued and sold in Utrecht in June 1876.
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