Press review

20 Apr

                                                                                                                                                     The New York Times, August 16, 1923, page 15, “Obituary Herman L. Collyer”
The New York Times, April 5, 1939, page 26, “Gas company seizes meters of ‘hermits'”
The New York Times, August 5, 1942, page 21, “Mortgage on recluses’ home is foreclosed, but legendary brothers still hide within “
The New York Times, August 8, 1942, page 13, “Bank and Collyers declare a truce”
The New York Times, September 30, 1942, page 24, “Collyer mansion keeps its secrets”
The New York Times, October 2, 1942, page 27, “Order ejects Collyers”
The New York Times, November 19, 1942, page 27, “Collyers pay off $6,700 mortgage as evictors smash way into home”
The New York Times, November 21, 1942, page 24, “Collyers get deed to home”
The New York Times, February 3, 1943, page 21, “Collyers may lose house”
The New York Times, February 4, 1943, page 24, “Government gets Collyer property”
The New York Times, July 27, 1946, page 16, “Subpoena flushes Harlem recluse”
The New York Times, January 28, 1947, page 25, “Hermit brothers get $7,500 award”
The New York Times, March 22, 1947, page 01, “Homer Collyer, Harlem recluse, found dead at 70. Police require two hours to break into 5th Avenue home, booby-trapped with junk brother fails to appear investigators think, however, he may be ‘Charles Smith’ who summoned them. Homer Collyer found dead at 70 as police forced entrance into home of recluses. Homer Collyer was found dead yesterday in his decaying brownstone house at 2078 Fifth Avenue, but the legend of the two recluse Collyer brothers still lives on.”
The New York Times, March 26, 1947, page C24, “The Collyer mystery. To patrolmen on the midnight-to-eight tour, who sometimes chatted with Langley Collyer on his nocturnal strolls, he seemed, for all his shabbiness, a well-mannered and cultured old gentleman. They probably never thought that some day the entire Police Department would be on the lookout for him.”
The New York Times, March 27, 1947, page 56, “Langley Collyer is dead”
The New York Times, April 2, 1947, page 38, “53 attend burial of Homer Collyer; 2 Harlem Neighbors Present, but Langley Does Not Appear — Police Press Search. Homer Collyer was buried yesterday in the family plot in Cypress Hills Cemetery, Queens.”
The New York Times, April 9, 1947, page 1, “Body of Collyer Is Found Near Where Brother Died. Langley Collyer was found dead yesterday in his old brownstone home at 2078 Fifth Avenue. His body, wedged in a booby trap set to keep out intruders, was lying in the same room on the second floor where his blind brother, Homer, had been found dead on March 21.
The New York Times, April 12, 1947, page 15, “Langley Collyer buried”
Time; April 7, 1947; page 27, “The Shy Men”

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