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Richard Van Rensselaer Deed

An inventory of the collection at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: MRC
Date: 8 Oct 2010

Biographical History

The Van Rensselaers were a wealthy and politically important family of Dutch descent, based in Albany, New York. The family included many state and national politicians. Richard was a graduate of Union College and practiced law in Albany for many years. (See Annals of the Van Rensselaers in the United States, by Rev. Maunsell Van Rensselaer, 1888, p. 168.)

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Richard Van Rensselaer Deed consists of a deed signed by Van Rensselaer, releasing a parcel of land in Otsego County, New York, to Peter Kemble of New York City. The document was signed, sealed and delivered in the presence of John Van Rensselaer.

Arrangement of the Collection

Single item.


Access Restrictions:

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Use Restrictions:

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

Subject Headings


Van Rensselaer, Richard, 1797-1880.


New York (State) -- History.
Otsego County (N.Y.) -- History.

Genres and Forms

Legal documents.



Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Richard Van Rensselaer Deed,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Transfer from Rare Books, 1971.

Table of Contents

Legal documents