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At a Glance
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.
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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.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Peter Dumont Vroom papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
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
Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 09/--/89.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Attorney in Trenton, N.J., Governor of New Jersey, 1839-1841, United States Minister to Prussia, 1855-1857.