Schuyler-Malcom family papers

Collection Data

Description
A small collection of letters and documents written or received by members of the family of Catherine V.R. Schuyler Malcom Cochran (1781-1857), the youngest daughter of General Philip Schuyler. Writers and recipients include Philip Schuyler, her sisters Angelica, Cornelia, and Elizabeth, her brother Philip, husbands Samuel B. Malcom and James Cochran, sons William and Alexander Malcolm, and others.
Names
Schuyler, Philip John, 1733-1804 (Creator)
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1763 - 1867
Library locations
Manuscripts and Archives Division
Shelf locator: MssCol 23867
Topics
Malcolm family
Schuyler family
Lawyers
Utica (N.Y.)
Genres
leases
Wills
Correspondence
Notes
Biographical/historical: Catherine Van Rensselaer Schuyler (1781-1857) was the youngest daughter of General Philip Schuyler and Catherine Van Rensselaer. The Schuyler and Malcom (later Malcolm) families were united through Catherine's marriage to Samuel Bayard Malcom (1776-1814) in 1803. Malcom was a lawyer who served as personal secretary to John Adams before and during his presidency. The couple settled in Utica, New York and had two sons, William Schuyler Malcolm (1810-1890) and Alexander Hamilton Malcom. After Samuel Malcom's death Catherine married her first cousin, James Cochran (1769-1848).
Content: This small collection consists of personal letters and several documents written or received by members of the family of Catherine V.R. Schuyler Malcom Cochran, the youngest daughter of General Philip Schuyler. Writers and recipients include Philip Schuyler, her sisters Angelica, Cornelia, and Elizabeth, her brother Philip, husbands Samuel B. Malcom and James Cochran, sons William and Alexander Malcolm, and others. Philip Schuyler materials consist of nine letters written to his wife, 1789-1795, and eight to his children, 1799-1804 plus four documents relating to his lands and estate, 1763-1805. Of particular note is a letter from Philip Schuyler to his daughter Elizabeth shortly after the death of her husband Alexander Hamilton (July 22, 1804). Letters written by Samuel B. Malcom to his mother include his eyewitness account of the inauguration of President John Adams and Washington's farewell address (March 4, 1797). Other of his papers include legal licenses, documents relating to property inherited from Philip Schuyler and a letter to Aaron Burr concerning Malcom's share of the estate of Samuel Bayard. A letter from abolitionist Gerrit Smith to James Cochran (the second husband of Catherine Schuyler Malcom) is accompanied by a temperance revival broadside (May 13, 1841).
Funding: Digitization was made possible by a lead gift from The Polonsky Foundation.
Physical Description
Extent: .41 linear feet 1 box, 2 oversized folders
Type of Resource
Text
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b21009814
MSS Unit ID: 23867
Archives collections id: archives_collections_23867
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): f926e1b0-277c-0134-a846-00505686d14e
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