Renwick Family papers, 1794-1916.

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Renwick family. Renwick Family papers, 1794-1916.

Renwick Family papers, 1794-1916.

This collection is primarily concerned with Prof. James Renwick and his professional correspondence and papers, both as Professor of Natural Philosophy (Physics) at Columbia College and as a leading engineer. Many certificates of membership in honorary societies are included. There are letters from Washington Irving (1783-1859) to Prof. Renwick and to his mother, pertaining to contemporary events and Irving's own activities. The letters to Mrs. Renwick are about the travels and experiences of Irving and Renwick abroad. The collection also covers the affairs of the Prof. Renwick's grandfather, including documents concerning his land grants in New York State, and those of James Armstrong Renwick, including his valedictory address at Columbia College in 1876 and his class reunion in 1916. There are many legal documents, letters, and manuscripts of various members of the Renwick and Brevoort families; among these are Prof. Renwick's notes on his family genealogy and a memoir of Jane Jeffrey Renwick. Correspondents include Clement Clarke Moore, John A. Dix, Martin Van Buren, Secretary of State John Forsyth, and Secretary of the Navy James K. Paulding. There is one letter from Sir Edward Sabine (1788-1883), President of the Royal Society, giving his views on the American Civil War. Also there is one volume of 70 watercolor sketches by Prof. Renwick and two by Washington Irving; one bundle of oversized documents including deeds, mortgage, and a military appointment; and a case containing Prof. Renwick's lecture notes. 1994 Addition: Correspondence of James Renwick (1818-1895), the celebrated architect. There are 68 letters to his brother, Edward Sabine Renwick (1823-1912), inventor and patent expert, concerning his collecting, investments, and health. There are 19 letters to his nephew, Edward Brevoort Renwick (b.1863), concerning the construction of his yacht, "Jean", with replies and related correspondence. There are also 2 letters to Edward S. Renwick from his sister, Laura K. R. Monroe.

2 linear ft. (310 items in 3 boxes & 1 portfolio)

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Renwick, William, 1769-1808.

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Morton, Lohn Ludlow, 1792-1871.

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Brevoort, Laura Elizabeth Carson.

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Balmanno, Mary, 1802-1875

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Renwick, Margaret Anne Brevoort.

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Jay, Peter A. (Peter Augustus), 1776-1843

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Forsyth, John, 1780-1841

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John Forsyth (1780-1841) was born in Fredericksburg, Virginia, on October 22. He graduated from Princeton in 1799 and was admitted to the bar in 1802. In 1808, Forsyth became the Attorney-General of Georgia. He was elected governor of Georgia in 1828. He married Clara Meigs, daughter of Josiah Meigs, who was the first president of Franklin College (later named the University of Georgia). Forsyth died on October 21, 1841. From the description of John Forsyth papers, 1811-1841. (Georgi...

Renwick, Jane Jeffrey, 1772-1850.

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Renwick family.

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The Renwick family includes Prof. James Renwick (1792-1863), his wife, Margaret Anne Brevoort Renwick, his mother, Jane Jeffrey Renwick (1773-1850), his grandfather, James Renwick (1743-1803), his father, William Renwick (1769-1808), his sons, James Renwick (1818-1895), Henry Brevoort Renwick (1817-1895), and Edward Sabine Renwick (1823-1912), and his grandsons, Edward Brevoort Renwick and James Armstrong Renwick (1857-1837). From the description of Renwick Family papers, 1794-1916. ...

Moreau, CeĢsar, 1791-1860

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Renwick, Edward S. (Edward Sabine), 1823-1912

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Renwick, William W. (William Whetten), 1864-1933

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United States. Navy Department

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Smith was a private citizen and donor to the "Eyes for the Navy" program. From the description of Memorandum, no date. (Naval War College). WorldCat record id: 708036591 From the description of Memorandum, September 30, 1918. (Naval War College). WorldCat record id: 708034981 From the description of Certificate, no date. (Naval War College). WorldCat record id: 708036793 The United States Navy operated a radio station with call sign NUG in Calumet, Michigan...

Renwick, Henry B. (Henry Brevoort), 1817-1895

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Miller, Samuel, 1769-1850

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Columbia College (New York, N.Y.)

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Sabine, Edward, Sir, 1788-1883

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Dix, John A. (John Adams), 1798-1879

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Dix was secretary of state for New York from 1833-1839, and Governor of New York from 1873-1874. From the description of John A. Dix letter : to Thomas Farrington, 1841 November 20. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 778859074 John Adams Dix and Erasmus Darwin Keyes were both Union Major Generals during the Civil War. Dix was also a former U.S. senator and Secretary of the Treasury, and went on to become the 24th governor of New York. After Major General Benja...

Van Duzer, Archibald Somerville.

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Paulding, James Kirke, 1778-1860

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Author and naval officer. A close friend of Washington Irving, Paulding collaborated with him to produce the satirical periodical, Salmagundi. He also wrote poetry, fiction, and a popular biography of George Washington. President Martin Van Buren appointed Paulding Secretary of the Navy in 1839, in which post he served until 1841. From the description of [Letter] 1839 May 7, Navy Department [Washington, D.C., to] Gilbert Davis, New York. (University of South Florida). WorldCat record...

Renwick, James, 1792-1863

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Lord, Daniel, 1795-1868

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New York, N.Y. lawyer. From the description of Daniel Lord letter to Michael Krebs [manuscript], 1864 December 15. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 776907882 Lawyer. From the description of Letter of Daniel Lord, 1827. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71014967 ...

Moore, Clement Clarke, 1779-1863

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Hebrew scholar, writer of verse. From the description of Papers of Clement Clarke Moore [manuscript], 1826-1861. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647814321 New York poet, Hebrew scholar, and author of the popular poem "A visit from St. Nicholas." From the description of A visit from St. Nicholas : Holograph, 1862 March 13. (New York University, Group Batchload). WorldCat record id: 58768543 ...

Renwick, James, 1818-1895

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Discussions between Cathedral trustees and Renwick about the new Cathedral began in 1853. The final designs for the Cathedral's first scheme were accepted and work began in 1858. Renwick is known to have initially worked in partnership with William Rodrigue, but scholars generally agree that the designs were Renwick's and Rodrigue withdrew from the project in its early stages. See: St. Patrick's Cathedral / by Leland A. Cook. New York : Quick Fox, 1979. From the description of [Early...

Harris, William, 1765-1829

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Dugan, Caleb.

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Renwick, Edward Brevoort, b.1863.

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Renwick, James A. (James Armstrong), 1857-

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Walsh, Robert, 1784-1859

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Curtis, Benjamin Robbins, 1809-1874

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Lafarge, John

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Irving, Washington, 1783-1859

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Washington Irving (b. April 3, 1783, New York City-d. November 28, 1859, Sunnyside, Tarrytown, New York), American author, wrote his first popular work, A History of New York, under the pseudonym Diedrich Knickerbocker. He continued to write stories and essays which made him the outstanding figure in American literature of his time and established his reputation abroad. In 1826 Irving went to Spain to work at the American embassy in Madrid, then at the American legation in London, before returni...