Philip Schuyler letters and documents

Collection Data

Description
Philip John Schuyler (1733-1804), a Revolutionary War general and statesman, was a prominent member of the landed aristocracy of New York State. The collection consists of various autograph letters and documents of Philip Schuyler, including letters and orders written to Peter Curtenius, Richard Varick, Jeremiah Wadsworth, James Duane, and James Clinton during the American Revolution, and letters to his daughters Eliza and Catherine and other family members. Correspondence with Simeon De Witt, a letter to Barent Bleecker, and related documents concern their efforts to build canals in upstate New York during the 1790s. Also present are two documents signed in his role as Commissioner of Indian Affairs, a letter to Richard Davis giving instructions on management of his property, a land indenture, and some receipts.
Names
Schuyler, Philip John, 1733-1804 (Creator)
Bleecker, Barent, 1760-1840 (Correspondent)
Clinton, James, 1736-1812 (Correspondent)
De Witt, Simeon, 1756-1834 (Correspondent)
Duane, James, 1733-1797 (Correspondent)
Varick, Richard, 1753-1831 (Correspondent)
Wadsworth, Jeremiah, 1743-1804 (Correspondent)
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1763 - 1801
Library locations
Manuscripts and Archives Division
Shelf locator: MssCol 23900
Topics
Schuyler family
Canals -- New York (State)
Landowners
Soldiers
Statesmen
Surveyors
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783
Genres
leases
Documents
Correspondence
receipts
Notes
Funding: Digitization was made possible by a lead gift from The Polonsky Foundation.
Physical Description
Extent: .21 linear feet 1 box
Type of Resource
Text
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b210850140
MSS Unit ID: 23900
Archives collections id: archives_collections_23900
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): dce7e3e0-617a-0134-cca3-00505686d14e
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