Scope and arrangement
The collection consists of papers relating to three of Sabine's historical projects and an autobiographical manuscript. Box 1 contains papers relating to Sabine's transcription of William Smith's diary. These consist primarily of research correspondence with historians and archivists leading to the publication of The Historical Memoirs of William Smith (published 1956-1970). Box 2 has Sabine's research papers of Gen. Nathaniel Woodhull which includes his research notes; correspondence regarding the Woodhull Monument in Jamaica, Queens; papers concerning Sabine's book The Suppressed History of General Nathaniel Woodhull; and research notes on Robert Bayard (1739-1819). Box 3 has correspondence and related materials regarding the publication of The New York Diary of Lt. Jabez Fitch. In addition, there is a manuscript written by Sabine describing American social customs in Queens, New York, as perceived by an English immigrant in the 1940s-1950s. The manuscript also includes sections on the beginning of his research into Gen. Woodhull and related local photographs.