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Peter Dumont Vroom papers, 1744-1873

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#1298
Bib ID 4079442 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Vroom, Peter Dumont, 1791-1873
Title Peter Dumont Vroom papers, 1744-1873
Physical Description 4 Volumes (4 volumes)
Language(s) English .
Additional Description http://www.columbia.edu/cu/libraries/inside/projects/findingaids/scans/pdfs/45_U-V_25.pdf

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Correspondence and papers of Vroom, consisting chiefly of letters received by Vroom from a variety of individuals including J.H. Austin, Andrew Deutcher, Alfred Gale, P.B. Kennedy, James Parker, and John M. Wycoff. These letters deal with business, legal, and political affairs. There are a few personal letters, various legal papers and documents, and memoranda written by Vroom. The early material contains Vroom family letters and documents including letters to Vroom's father, Peter D. Vroom (1745-1831). Also of interest is Vroom's Latin-English vocabulary notebook kept during his junior year at Columbia College, 1807. The notebook contains a list of his classmates. In addition there is his 1808 Columbia College Commencement address.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

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); Peter Dumont Vroom papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Custodial History

The papers of Garret Dorset Wall, Vroom's law partner, were presented to the Princeton University Library at about the same time this collection came to Columbia University. There has been some exchange of material to make both collections more complete.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 09/--/89.

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Heading "CUL Archives:"
"CUL Collections:"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
Austin, J. H Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Columbia College (New York, N.Y.) -- : Students Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Deutcher, Andrew Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Diplomatic and consular service, American -- Germany -- Prussia Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Diplomats Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Gale, Alfred Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Governors -- New Jersey Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Kennedy, Phineas B Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Latin language -- Glossaries, vocabularies, etc Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Law offices -- New Jersey -- Trenton Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lawyers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
New Jersey -- Politics and government Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Parker, James, 1776-1868 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Politicians Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
United States -- Politics and government -- 1783-1865 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
United States -- Politics and government -- To 1775 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Vroom family Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Vroom, Peter D (Peter Dumont), 1745-1831 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Wall, Garret D (Garret Dorset), 1783-1850 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Wycoff, John M Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Attorney in Trenton, N.J., Governor of New Jersey, 1839-1841, United States Minister to Prussia, 1855-1857.