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FIELD, Thomas W., educator, born at Onondaga Hill, New York, in 1820; died in Brooklyn, New York, 25 November 1881. He removed to Williamsburg, New York, in 1843, and engaged in teaching, surveying, and the cultivation of fruit and flowers. In 1873 he was appointed superintendent of public schools in Brooklyn, New York, which office he held at the time of his death, lib was an ardent student and collector in American history and ethnology. He published a small volume of poelns; "Pear Culture" (1858):"A History of the Battle of Long Island" (" Memoirs of the Long Island Historical Society," vol. ii., 1869); "Historic and Antiquarian Scenes in Brooklyn and Vicinity" (1868); "An Essay toward an Indian Bibliography" (1873); and left a large Manuscript volume of "Aphorisms," selected and original.
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