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Overall: 49 x 40 in. ( 124.5 x 101.6 cm )
Frame: 58 3/4 x 49 7/8 x 3 15/16 in. (149.2 x 126.7 x 10 cm)
Born in Ireland, Colden came to America in the early 18th century and settled in New York in 1718. Politically a staunch Loyalist on the side of the crown in the Stamp Act controversy, he served as lieutenant governor of New York from 1761 to 1776. Colden was also the author of "The History of the Five Indian Nations," first published in 1727. His papers, which were presented to the Society by his great-grandson, have been published in nine volumes of the Society's "Collections."
Gift of the Estate of Marjorie Patterson
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