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John VanSchaick Lansing Pruyn letters, 1838-1869

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#1031
Bib ID 4079240 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Pruyn, John V. L (John VanSchaick Lansing), 1811-1877
Title John VanSchaick Lansing Pruyn letters, 1838-1869
Physical Description 1 box (1 box (30 items))
Language(s) English .

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Letters between Pruyn and various individuals who were involved in an important case brought before the Supreme Court in 1864 to determine the rights of organizations to bridge navigable streams. Pruyn argued the case successfully for the Hudson River Bridge Company, for which he was counsel. The collection depicts Pruyn's activities on behalf of the company and includes his correspondence pertaining to the case with William Henry Seward, James Moore Wayne, and S.L. Fairchild.

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This collection is located on-site.

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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); John VanSchaick Lansing Pruyn letters; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 08/--/89.

Subject Headings

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"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
Bridges -- Law and legislation Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Fairchild, S. L Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hudson River Bridge Company (Albany, N.Y.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lawyers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Politicians Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Seward, William H (William Henry), 1801-1872 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Wayne, James Moore, 1790-1867 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

New York lawyer, politician.