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- 3 linear feet (7 boxes).
- 3 microfilm reels.
- Access (note)
- Restricted access;
- Microfilm must be used in lieu of originals.
- Additional Formats (note)
- Biography (note)
- Members of the Van Cortlandt family were major Westchester County landowners and New York politicians from the 17th to the 19th century. The Van Wyck family was related to them by marriage.
- Processing Action (note)
- Call Number
- MssCol 3130
Van Cortlandt family.
Van Cortlandt-Van Wyck family papers, 1667-1912.
- Restricted Access
Restricted access; Manuscripts and Archives Division; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Microfilm must be used in lieu of originals.
Collection consists of correspondence, accounts, legal documents, papers relating to land in New York owned by the Van Cortlandt family, estate papers, and wills. Correspondence, 1779-1912, concerns family, personal and real estate matters, the progress of the Revolutionary War, and political matters. There is a significant amount of correspondence between Pierre Van Cortlandt and his son Philip. Also, 1824 almanac with journal notes; manuscript of Philip Van Cortlandt's autobiography; sketch of seating arrangement in Congress Hall, Philadelphia, 1795; family documents; and documents, 1775-1813, concerning the Continental Army.
- Additional Formats
Entire collection available on microfilm; New York Public Library; *ZL-433
Members of the Van Cortlandt family were major Westchester County landowners and New York politicians from the 17th to the 19th century. The Van Wyck family was related to them by marriage.
- Finding Aids
Collection guide available in repository and on internet.
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- Added Author
Clinton, DeWitt, 1769-1828.
Clinton, George, 1739-1812.
Van Cortlandt, Philip, 1749-1831.
Van Cortlandt, Pierre, 1721-1814.
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