Van Rensselaer, Cortlandt, 1808-1860

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Courtlandt Van Rensselaer (1808-1860) was the son of Stephen and Cornelia Patterson Van Rensselaer. After graduating from Yale in 1823 and studying law, he attended Union Seminary at Hampden-Sydney, Va., and was ordained in April 1835. He gave religious instruction to slaves on Virginia plantations for about a year before opposition to him increased to such an extent that he went back to the North in August 1836. He spent the rest of his career in the North as a Presbyterian fund raiser, chief of the Presbyterian Board of Education, lecturer, and writer.

[For further information see the Dictionary of American Biography .]

From the guide to the Cortlandt Van Rensselaer Letter Fragment, circa 1835-1836, (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection.)

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referencedIn Charles F. Osborn papers, 1832-1852; 1856-1867 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Autograph File, V, 1476-1947. Houghton Library
creatorOf Abell, Alex G., fl. 1844,. Virginia letters, 1818-1910. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Smith, William G. William G. Smith papers, 1854. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Van Rensselaer, Cortlandt, 1808-1860. Cortlandt Van Rensselaer letter fragment, [ca. 1835-1836] [manuscript]. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Houghton Library printed book provenance file, R-Z and unidentified Houghton Library
creatorOf Van Rensselaer, Cortlandt, 1808-1860. Miscellaneous publications, 1841-59. Princeton University Library
creatorOf Cortlandt Van Rensselaer Letter Fragment, circa 1835-1836 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection
creatorOf Osborn, Charles F., b. 1818. Charles F. Osborn papers, 1832-1852; 1856-1867. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn White, John J., fl. 1850s. Papers, 1850-1857. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Elliott, David, 1787-1874. Letter : Allegheny City, Pa., to Rev. Cortlandt van Rensselaer, Philadelphia, 1846 Nov. 28. Bryn Mawr College, Mariam Coffin Canaday Library
referencedIn Autograph File, V, 1476-1947. Houghton Library
referencedIn Autograph collection, 1858-1940. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Van Rensselaer, Cortlandt, 1808-1860. Letters, 1853. American Periodical Series I
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associatedWith Davis, Samuel S., fl. 1835-1836. person
associatedWith Elliott, David, 1787-1874. person
associatedWith Houghton Library. person
associatedWith Osborn, Charles F., b. 1818. person
associatedWith Smith, William G. person
associatedWith White, John J., fl. 1850s. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Savannah (Ga.)
Virginia
Georgia
Subject
Slaves--Religion
Slaves--Education
Presbyterian Church--History--19th century
Slavery and the Church
Clergy--History--19th century
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Birth 1808-05-26

Death 1860-07-25

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