Rare Book & Manuscript Library

Daniel D. Tompkins papers, 1795-1819

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#1249
Bib ID 4078443 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Tompkins, Daniel D., 1774-1825 ; Van Pelt, Peter I., 1778-1861
Title Daniel D. Tompkins papers, 1795-1819
Physical Description 1 box (1 box)
Language(s) English .

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Cataloged and arranged.



Correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, prints, and printed material relating to Tompkins and his family. The cataloged correspondence includes two letters while he was Governor, one from John Peter Van Ness, New York Congressman, and Tompkin's letter to Rev. Peter I. Van Pelt on the creation of a college on Staten Island. The manuscripts consist of Tompkin's Columbia College valedictory address, biographical and genealogical items. There are 5 portraits of Tompkins and his wife as well as cabinet photographs of the Governor's mansion in Albany

Using the Collection

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Restrictions on Access

This collection is located on-site.

This collection has no restrictions.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Daniel D. Tompkins papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Ownership and Custodial History

Gift of Mrs. Edith Low Bush Schniewind, 1986.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Processed JLW 01/28/88.

Subject Headings

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History / Biographical Note

Biographical sketch

Daniel D. Tompkins (Columbia A.B., 1795), Governor of New York (1807-1816), member of the New York Constitutional Convention of 1801, the New York Assembly of 1803, was elected to U.S. Congress in 1804, which he left to assume the chair of the New York Supreme Court, 1804-07. He served in the War of 1812 as Commander-in-Chief, N.Y. Militia, and became Vice President under James Monroe, 1817-1825.