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Van Santvoord family letter copies

Title
Van Santvoord family letter copies, undated.
Author
Van Santvoord family.

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Mixed materialRequest in advance MssCol 4662Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328

Details

Additional Authors
  • Van Santvoord, Alfred, 1819-1901.
  • Van Santvoord, Anna M.
Description
.1 linear foot (1 folder)
Subjects
Access (note)
  • Apply to Manuscripts and Archives Division for access at http://www.nypl.org/mssref.
Source (note)
  • Donated by William Olcott, 1976
Location of Other Archival Materials (note)
  • Cornell University, Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections.
Call Number
MssCol 4662
OCLC
884522796
Author
Van Santvoord family.
Title
Van Santvoord family letter copies, undated.
Restricted Access
Apply to Manuscripts and Archives Division for access at http://www.nypl.org/mssref.
Summary
Typescript copies of family letters, 1824-1896, between members of the Van Santvoord family of New York City, chiefly letters to and from Alfred Van Santvoord (1819-1901), a wealthy Hudson River steamboat entrepreneur. The bulk are between Van Santvoord and his wife Anna M. Townsend Van Santvoord (d. 1890) beginning in 1852, the year of their marriage. Letters concern their married and family life, including the upbringing of their four surviving children to adulthood; family stays at Cady Hill, the Townsend home in Saratoga Springs; the activities of friends and relatives; and frequent travel to Europe. Also present are letters written by their children, letters exchanged by Anna and her mother Elizabeth Lansing Townsend, and letters from Alfred Van Santvoord to his family during a trip to Europe, 1846-1847. Other family members are also represented. The collection includes some manuscript annotations and typescript genealogical notes, apparently written by a family member. The location of the original letters is not known.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Van Santvoord and Olcott family papers; Cornell University, Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections.
Source
Donated by William Olcott, 1976
Occupation
Businessmen.
Added Author
Van Santvoord, Alfred, 1819-1901.
Van Santvoord, Anna M.
Research Call Number
MssCol 4662
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