Pruyn, John VanSchaick Lansing, 1811-1877

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Pruyn was admitted to the New York bar (1831) and practised law in Albany. He was later director of the Mohawk and Hudson Railroad Company (1835-1845), and a trustee of the Mutual Life Insurance Company. Rockwell was a graduate of Yale University (1822) and practised law in Norwich, Connecticut. He later served in the Connecticut senate (1839) and the U.S. Congress (1845-1849).

From the description of Correspondence of John V.L. Pruyn and John A. Rockwell, 1833-1834. (Harvard Law School Library). WorldCat record id: 234338331

John VanSchaick Lansing Pruyn (1811-1877), also known as John V. L. Pruyn, of Albany, Albany County, New York, was a member of New York state senate 13th District, 1862-1863, and twice a U.S. Representative from New York 14th District (1863-1865 and 1867-1869). A practicing attorney, Pruyn was also Regent and later Chancellor of the University of the State of New York, President of the Albany Institute of History and Art, and Director of the New York Central Railroad. Anna Fenn Parker (1840-1909), to whom a few of the letters in the collection are addressed, was his second wife; his first was Harriet Corning Turner (1822-1859) of Troy, New York. For more information, refer to volume 1 of Hudson-Mohawk Genealogical and Family Memoirs (New York: 1911), edited by Cuyler Reynolds, pp. 144-148.

From the guide to the John V. L. and Anna Pruyn Correspondence, 1864-1905, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries)

New York lawyer, politician.

From the description of Correspondence, 1838-1869. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122482509

American lawyer.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Albany, New York, to President Johnson, 1867 Apr. 4. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270615762

Attorney.

From the description of John Van Schaick Lansing Pruyn. Letterbooks, 1853-1867. (New York State Historical Documents). WorldCat record id: 155442328

Lawyer, State legislator, U.S. Representative from New York, and regent and Chancellor of the University of the State of New York.

From the description of Financial papers, 1832-1928. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122415630

From the description of Papers, 1825-1877. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122519740

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referencedIn Sternbergh family. Papers, 1760-1885. American Periodical Series I
referencedIn Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary. Correspondence, 1863-1879 Smithsonian Institution Archives
referencedIn George William Curtis Letters, 1851-1892 Syracuse University. Library. Special Collections Research Center
creatorOf Pruyn, John VanSchaick Lansing, 1811-1877. Letter : Albany, N.Y., to Judge Bronson, n.p., 1849 July 27. Texas Christian University
creatorOf Pruyn, John VanSchaick Lansing, 1811-1877. Correspondence of John V.L. Pruyn and John A. Rockwell, 1833-1834. Harvard Law School Library Langdell Hall Cambridge, MA 02138
creatorOf Pruyn, John VanSchaick Lansing, 1811-1877. Autograph letter signed : Albany, New York, to President Johnson, 1867 Apr. 4. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Pruyn, John VanSchaick Lansing, 1811-1877. Letter to General Grant. Washington, DC. 1869 Feb. 9. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Albany Institute Of History And Art, Library. [Contact repository for more information].
referencedIn Weather Bureau National Archives at College Park
creatorOf Rice, William Gorham, 1856-1945. Papers, 1841-1937. American Periodical Series I
referencedIn Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary. Correspondence, 1865-1891 Smithsonian Institution Archives
creatorOf Irving, Washington, 1783-1859. Conquest of Granada : a chronicle of the conquest of Granada by Fray Antonio Agapida : autograph manuscript of title page and introduction. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Rice, William Gorham, 1856-1945. Papers, 1841-1937. American Periodical Series I
referencedIn Smithsonian Archives. Ru 52: Assistant Secretary, Incoming Correspondenc.
creatorOf Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913. Letter dictated to James J. Goodwin : New York, to John V.L. Pruyn, 1862 Jan. 11. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Irving, Washington, 1783-1859. Conquest of Granada : a chronicle of the conquest of Granada, title page and introduction : autograph manuscript, [n.d.] / by Fray Antonia Agapida. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf John V. L. and Anna Pruyn Correspondence, 1864-1905 Syracuse University. Library. Special Collections Research Center
referencedIn Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874. Correspondence, 1829-1874 Houghton Library
creatorOf Stevens, John Austin, 1795-1874. Papers, 1811-1885. Churchill County Museum
creatorOf Wadsworth, James Wolcott, 1877-1952. New York State political and social correspondence, 1822-1924. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Autograph File, P, 1554-2005. Houghton Library
referencedIn Rice, Harriet Langdon Pruyn. Collection, 1924. American Periodical Series I
referencedIn Coffin, James H. (James Henry), 1806-1873. James Henry Coffin Papers, 1848-1884 Smithsonian Institution Archives
creatorOf Pruyn, John VanSchaick Lansing, 1811-1877. Correspondence, 1838-1869. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Pruyn, John Van Schaick Lansing, 1811-1877. Papers, 1825-1877. American Periodical Series I
creatorOf Pruyn, John Van Schaick Lansing, 1811-1877. Financial papers, 1832-1928. American Periodical Series I
creatorOf Morgan, Junius Spencer, 1813-1890. Autograph letters signed (7) : to J.V.L. Pruyn, 1859 Jan. 12-1874 Mar. 13. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf John Van Schaick Lansing Pruyn. John Van Schaick Lansing Pruyn. Letterbooks, 1853-1867. New York State Historical Documents
referencedIn Wilson, James Grant. Letter to John V.L. Pruyn, September 27, 1874. American Periodical Series I
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correspondedWith Barnard, Frederick Augustus Porter person
correspondedWith Beck, T. Romeyn person
associatedWith Clinton, George W. (George William), 1807-1885 person
associatedWith Curtis, George William, 1824-1892 person
associatedWith Davies, Charles person
associatedWith Deeth, Sylvanus G. person
associatedWith Fairchild, S. L. person
associatedWith Fidler, Lancelot. person
associatedWith Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885, person
correspondedWith Grinnell, James S. person
correspondedWith Henry, Joseph, 1797-1878 person
associatedWith Hudson River Bridge Company. corporateBody
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associatedWith Irving, Washington, 1783-1859. person
associatedWith Johnson, Andrew, 1808-1875, person
associatedWith Mckercher, D. person
associatedWith Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913. person
associatedWith Morgan, Junius Spencer, 1813-1890. person
correspondedWith Pease, Fred. S. person
associatedWith Pruyn, Anna Fenn (Parker) person
associatedWith Rice, Harriet Langdon Pruyn. person
correspondedWith Rice, William Gorham, 1856-1945. person
associatedWith Richards, Daniel, fl. 1833. person
associatedWith Rockwell, John A. (John Arnold), 1803-1861. person
associatedWith Seward, William Henry, 1801-1872. person
associatedWith Sternbergh family. family
associatedWith Stevens, John Austin, 1795-1874. person
correspondedWith Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874 person
associatedWith University of the State of New York. Chancellor. corporateBody
associatedWith University of the State of New York. Chancellor. corporateBody
associatedWith Victory (Steamboat) corporateBody
associatedWith Wayne, James Moore. person
associatedWith Wilson, James Falconer, 1828-1895. person
associatedWith Wilson, James Grant. person
associatedWith Woolworth, James Mills, 1829-1906. person
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Birth 1811-06-22

Death 1877-11-21

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