Collection Facts

Extent: 
11 items
Dates of Original: 
c. 1900 - 1910
Collection Owner:
NYH Topic Area(s):

Historical Context

Richard Hockman Handley (1848-1914) was a wealthy businessman who lived with his family in neighboring Hauppauge. Mr. Handley dedicated much of his time and money to one of his greatest interests-- the collection of rare materials related to the local history of Long Island and the surrounding regions. With the help of various associates and dealers, Mr. Handley amassed a truly remarkable collection of books, documents, manuscripts, maps, atlases and ephemera.

Scope of Collection

The Richard H. Handley collection contains photographs and still images that share the history of Long Island, New York.