Peter D. Vroom papers, 1783-1891.


Peter D. Vroom papers, 1783-1891.

This collection consists of general correspondence from 1783-1869, individual legal case files from 1813-1891, letter books from 1840-1857, personal financial records from 1813-1861, diaries from 1850-1874, subscription and nominations lists from 1832-1868, and written personal opinions from 1822-1870. The collection also contains record books from various New Jersey churches, organizations, and individuals from 1821-1856 and Supreme Court cases from 1840-1894. Included in this collection are materials from prominent people in New Jersey history, including: Robert Adrain, Andrew Allen, William T. Anderson, Augustus W. Bell, John S. Blauvelt, Joseph P. Bradley, Lewis Cass, Salmon P. Chase, Cadwallader Colden, John S. Darcy, Edward Nicoll Dickerson, Philemon Dickerson, Amzi Dodd, Andrew Dutcher, Alphonse L. Eakin, Lucius Q.C. Elmer, Frederick T. Frelinghuysen, Theodore Frelinghuysen, Daniel Haines, William Halsey, Joseph C. Hornblower, Richard W. Howell, John P. Jackson, P.B. Kennedy, James S. Nevius, Charles Parker, James Parker, Joel Parker, William Pennington, Stacy G. Potts, Joseph F. Randolph, Theodore F. Randolph, George M. Robeson, John M. Sherrerd, Samuel L. Southard, Robert Field Stockton, Elias Van Arsdale, Martin Van Buren, James Vroom, John P. Vroom, Garret D. Wall, Marcus L. Ward, Asa Whitehead, and Isaac H. Williamson.

20 linear ft. (42 boxes)

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Sherrerd, John M. (John Maxwell), 1794-1871 (person)

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