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Ten Eyck, Philip
Philip Ten Eyck Letters to Philip J. Schuyler
Manuscripts Division
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1 box and 0.2 linear feet
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  • Firestone Library (scahsvm): Box 1


Consists of over 40 letters from New York City bookseller and politician Philip Ten Eyck to Philip J. Schuyler that document local, regional, and national politics as well as other prominent current events, among other topics.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

Philip Ten Eyck's dispatches from New York City to his friend and fellow politician, Philip Jeremiah Schuyler (1768-1835), son of General Philip Schuyler (1733–1804) and Catherine Van Rensselaer (1734–1803), of Rhinebeck, New York, document, among other things, local, regional, and national political matters as well as other prominent current events, such as the death of George Washington and the yellow fever epidemics of the late 18th century, in particular the 1795 epidemic in New York.

Collection Creator Biography:

Ten Eyck, Philip

Philip Ten Eyck was a bookseller and local Republican politician from New York City. He served as assistant alderman representing the Second Ward in the city's Common Council from 1799 to 1802 and was also a member of New York City's Democratic Society.

Collection History


Purchase, 2017 (AM 2017-96).


No materials were separated during 2017 processing.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Faith Charlton in March 2017. Finding aid written by Faith Charlton in March 2017.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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Credit this material:

Philip Ten Eyck Letters to Philip J. Schuyler; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (scahsvm): Box 1