Vassar, Matthew, 1792-1868

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Vassar, who emigrated to Dutchess County in 1796, was a prominent businessman in Poughkeepsie. He used his fortune from his brewery and other business interests to set up a college for women. He married Catherine Valentine in 1813.

From the description of Papers, 1769-1890. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155520292

From the description of Matthew Vassar papers, 1797-1890. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 51576922

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creatorOf Vassar, Matthew, 1792-1868. Matthew Vassar papers, 1797-1890. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Gage, Matilda Joslyn, 1826-1898. Papers, 1840-1974 (inclusive) [microform]. Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Papers, 1840-1918, 1934-1974 (scattered) Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Jewett, Milo Parker, 1808-1882. Milo Parker Jewett papers, 1828-1913, 1856-1882 (bulk). Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Lossing, Benson John, 1813-1891. Benson J. Lossing papers, 1861-1891. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Blackwell family. Papers, 1832-1981 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
creatorOf Cushman, Charlotte Sanders, 1816-1862. Collection of autographs, [ca. 1797 to ca. 1915]. Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Papers, 1832-1981 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Vassar family. Papers, 1830-1924. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Lossing, Benson John, 1813-1891. Papers, 1861-1891. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Vassar, Matthew, 1792-1868. Papers, 1769-1890. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Hale, Sarah Josepha Buell, 1788-1879. Correspondence, 1850-1877, 1863-1867 (bulk) Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Jewett, Milo Parker, 1808-1882. Papers, 1828-1913, 1856-1882 (bulk) Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn St. Nicholas Hotel. Guest book, 1858 Apr. 26-1858 Jul. 18. Churchill County Museum
referencedIn U.S. History mss., 1612-1977 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
creatorOf Vassar, Matthew, 1792-1868. Diary of Matthew Vassar [microform], Feb. 1, 1862-June 23, 1868. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Vassar Family. Vassar Family papers, 1804-1891. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Hale, Sarah Josepha Buell, 1788-1879. Sarah Josepha Hale papers, 1850-1877, 1863-1867 (bulk). Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Vassar family. Papers, 1804-1891. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Jewett, Milo Parker. Origin of Vassar College, 1880. American Periodical Series I
referencedIn Marshall, Alice Kahler,. Women's education graphics collection, 1835-1958. Penn State Harrisburg Library
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associatedWith Blackwell family. family
associatedWith BLACKWELL FAMILY family
associatedWith Downing, A. J. (Andrew Jackson), 1815-1852. person
associatedWith Gage, Matilda Joslyn, 1826-1898. person
associatedWith Hale, Sarah Josepha Buell, 1788-1879. person
associatedWith Jewett, Milo Parker. person
associatedWith Jewett, Milo Parker, 1808-1882. person
associatedWith Lossing, Benson John, 1813-1891. person
associatedWith Marshall, Alice Kahler, person
associatedWith MATILDA (JOSLYN) GAGE, 1826-1898 person
associatedWith Springside (Poughkeepsie, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Springside (Poughkeepsie, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith St. Nicholas Hotel. corporateBody
associatedWith Vassar Brewery (Poughkeepsie, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Vassar Brewery (Poughkeepsie, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Vassar, Catherine Valentine. person
associatedWith Vassar College corporateBody
associatedWith Vassar family. family
associatedWith Vassar family. family
associatedWith Vassar Family. family
Place Name Admin Code Country
Michigan
New York (State)--Poughkeepsie
Michigan
New York (State)--Poughkeepsie
Poughkeepsie (N.Y.)
New York (State)--Poughkeepsie
Poughkeepsie (N.Y.)
Subject
Women's colleges
Decedents' estates
Philanthropists--Diaries
Real property
Dwellings
Women--Education
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Philanthropists
Businessmen
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Birth 1792-04-29

Death 1868-06-23

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