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Garret D. Wall Collection

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Wall, Garret D. (Garret Dorset), 1783-1850

Garret D. Wall, the son of James Wall (1753-1791) and Mary Dorset Wall (d. 1844), was born March 10, 1783, in Middletown Township, New Jersey. At age nine, after the death of his father, Wall was sent to live with his uncle John G. Wall (1759-1798). Wall began working at the age of fifteen for Jonathan Rhea (1758/9-1815), with whom he studied common law, until earning his license as attorney in 1804 and as counselor in 1807. During the War of 1812, Wall commanded a volunteer regiment from Trenton. He subsequently served as clerk of the New Jersey Supreme Court from 1812 to 1817, quartermaster-general of New Jersey from 1815 to 1837, member of the New Jersey General Assembly in 1827, and United States District Attorney for New Jersey from 1834 to 1841. In 1825, Wall purchased a large tract of land that was known as the Robert Morris Tract, from which he sold the Croxall mansion, laid out the town of Belvidere, and donated sites for a park, court house, and churches. Wall was elected governor of New Jersey in 1829, but declined the position. However, Wall later served as a United States senator from 1835 to 1841 and judge of the Court of Errors and Appeals from 1849 to 1850.

Wall married Mary Rhea (1792-1822), the daughter of Jonathan Rhea, and they were the parents of Mary Matilda (b. 1815) and James W. Wall (1820-1872). After his wife's death, Wall married Ann M. Taylor. Mary Matilda Wall married Peter Dumont Vroom, Jr. (1791-1873), who served as a member of the New Jersey Assembly from Somerset County from 1826 to 1827 and 1829, as Governor of New Jersey from 1829to 1832 and from 1833 to 1836, as U.S. Representative from New Jersey at - large from 1839 to 1841, as delegate to the New Jersey State Constitutional Convention in 1844, and as U.S. Minister to Prussia from 1853 to 1857. Their son Garret Dorset Wall Vroom (b. 1843) was a lawyer who served as a delegate to the Democratic National Convention from New Jersey in 1876 and 1888 and as mayor of Trenton, New Jersey, from 1881 to 1884. James W. Wall was a graduate of Princeton University in 1838, who was a lawyer author, and United States senator in 1863.

The Garret D. Wall Collection, dating from 1609-1909, consists primarily of material from the legal practice of Garret D. Wall (1783-1850). The bulk of the material dates from 1807 to 1850, when Wall was actively practicing law, serving in the United States Senate, and serving as judge of the Court of Appeals of New Jersey. Wall was educated by and worked for Jonathan Rhea, an attorney and, later, his father-in-law, which may explain why there are a number of records that precede the dates of Wall's own legal practice.

Researchers will find personal and professional correspondence; financial, land, legal, and legislative records relating to Wall's law practice; and materials of others, in particular, members of the Rhea family (related to Wall's wife Mary Rhea), the Vroom family (related to his daughter Mary Matilda Wall), and his son, James W. Wall. The bulk of the collection is correspondence, the vast majority of which appears to be professional in nature. Records relating to Wall's legal practice include financial records such as accounts, bills, receipts, bonds, indentures, insurance records, and promissory notes; land records such as deeds, mortgages, and surveys; and legal records such as articles of agreement, court records, estate settlements, government and legislative papers, letters of attorney, summons, and wills and inventories. Most of the documents in the second series do not directly relate to Garret D. Wall or his family; but instead were probably used for research by or generated by Wall in his practice of law. There are one or two documents (particularly in the court records) that appear to be related to criminal cases, but for the most part, Wall seems to have handled estate, land, and financial issues.

This group of material does not provide a particularly clear picture of Wall as a family man, military officer, or politician; although there are hints of these aspects throughout the collection. Instead, this collection provides a glimpse into law practices in New Jersey during the first half of the nineteenth century.

This collection is arranged in three series: Series I. Correspondence, 1792-1849; Series II. Legal Practice, 1699-1850 (bulk 1800-1850); and Series III. Papers of Others, 1750-1909.

The collection was formed as a result of a departmental practice of combining into one collection manuscript material of various accessions relating to a particular author.

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The materials in Box 10 have been treated for mold. Researchers should exercise caution when handling these materials.

Folder inventory prepared by Michelle Ripplinger, Class of 2012 in 2011 and processed by Holly Mengel in 2013.

No material was separated during 2013 processing.

Publisher
Manuscripts Division
Finding Aid Date
2013
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Collection Inventory

Arrangement

This series is arranged chronologically with undated material at the end of the series.

Scope and Contents

This series consists of letters to Garret D. Wall from 1792 until his death. The letters are both personal and professional, and many relate to Wall's legal practice as well as his work as a member of the New Jersey Assembly, his service as Quartermaster-General of New Jersey from 1815 to 1827, his work as United States Senator from 1835 to 1841, and his position as Judge of the Court of Appeals in New Jersey from 1848 until his death in 1850. All correspondents are listed at the folder level (with the exception of illegible names), but some of the most frequent correspondents include: George Armitage, Robert Armstrong, Jesse H. Bowen, Charles Coxe, John Coxe, Aaron Ogden Dayton, William P. Deare, Robert DeBow, William Griffith, William N. Jeffers, James Lyle, J.S. Manning, John Patterson, Horace B. Pennock, J.W. Reckless, Jonathan Rhea (his legal teacher and father-in-law), William Ten Eyck, Anne Turnbull, John Vanpelt, P.D. Vroom (son-in-law), William Waln, and Matthias Williamson.

Additionally, there is correspondence from family members including his parents James and Mary Dorset Wall, his uncle Elisha Wall, his aunt and uncle Deborah and Samuel Pintard, his cousin Moses Bloomfield Wall, his siblings James Wall, Mary Wall and Susan Schureman, and his children Mary Matilda Wall (later Vroom) and James Walter Wall. For the most part, these letters are personal, however, it appears that Garret D. Wall provided legal services for some family members, and letters to Samuel Pintard, in particular, seem to be related to business.

There are also a few letters written by Garret D. Wall, particularly in the later years of his life.

This series comprises the bulk of the collection and provides a significant insight into Wall's personal and professional life.

Physical Description

5 boxes

Letters, 1792-1799. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: George Pennock, David Rogers, and Moses Bloomfield Wall (cousin).

Physical Description

1 folder

Letters, 1800-1810. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: S. Condict, Charles Croxall, Robert Davenport, William P. Deare, William Delworth, Michael Des Freaux, Margaret Forman, Thomas Griffith, Benjamin Guild, Jonathan [Habershe], J. [or S.] Heard, Joseph Hornblower, H. Hunter, Robert Johnston, Jonathan Landry, Samuel Leake, Edward Lynch, Joseph Lyon, J.S. Manning, Charles Parker, David E. Paton, James Paton, John Patterson, Samuel Pintard (uncle), Richard Rhea (brother-in-law), R.H. Small, Barnes J. Smocke, Edward Taylor, William Gordon Thomas, R.D. Tucker, N. VanDyke, Robert Voorhees, J.G. Wachsmuth, Elisha Wall (uncle), James Wall (brother), John B. Wallace, J.M. White, Zalmon Wildman, George Williams, and William Wright.

Physical Description

1 folder

Letters, 1811-1814. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: James Anderson, William J. Anderson, John Armstrong, J.R. Black, J.P. Blackwell, James Browne, Benjamin Carman, Job Carr, Hugh Christy, William Collins, Buton Corlies, Thomas Covehoven, Jane Craft, Sarah Ann Craft, Charles Croxall, Israel Day, Lewis Deare, William P. Deare, Robert DeBow, Samuel Dennis, John Denniston, Michael DesPriaux, H. Drake, John Duffield, David D. Duncan, James H. Dundas, William Dunham, Alexander Dunn, James Elliott, Samuel Evers, R.H. Hart, James VanKirk & Company, Thomas F. John, William Lawrie, Thomas F. Leaming, Caleb Lloyd, Edward Lynch, Peter McDonough, J.B. McIlvaine, David Paton, Charles G. Patterson, John Patterson, George D. Pearson, Robert Pearson, H.B. Pennock, Joseph Pennock, Jacob Peircy, William J. Phillip, Samuel Pintard, Sylvester D. Russell, William Scott, Joseph Sillcock, Charles Smith, J.V.B. Smith, R. Stockton, John Swift, Amos Taylor, John Taylor, William Ten Eyck, J. Thompson, Daniel Tyson, Elias VanArsdale, James Vankirk, George Vanpelt, P. Voorhees, P.D. Vroom, Jr., J.G. Wachsmuth, James B. Wall (brother), William Waln, Joseph Wildes, and E.D. Woodruff.

Physical Description

1 folder

Letters, 1815. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: William J. Anderson, Robert L. Armstrong, Benjamin Carmane, William W. Cash, William Colefax, Samuel F. Conover, Buton Corlies, D.W. Coxe, John Coxe, John Crawford, William P. Deare, Thomas Delks, Jr., Michael DesPriaux, Francis Donlevy, Samuel Dorset, J.H. Dundas, Thomas Henderson, William Lawrie, William McKnight, David E. Paton, James Paton, John Patterson, Robert Pearson, John Phelan, Joseph Phillips, Samuel Pintard (uncle), Jonathan M. Read, Jonathan Rhea (father-in-law), Jonathan Richardson, John Robbins, N.G. Rutgers, George Ryall, Jr., John Seward, Thomas St. John, Elias VanArsdale, Simeon Van Houton, James Vankirk, George Vaux, J.G. Wachsmuth, Joshua M. Wallace, Jr., James Williams, and John A. Woodside.

Physical Description

1 folder

Letters, 1816. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: N.S. Allinson, William J. Anderson, Robert L. Armstrong, R.A. Caldcleugh, Isaac Canfield, John D. Coxe, William P. Deare, Robert DeBow, John D. DeLacy, Joseph Dodge, Caleb Dusenberry, James Hall, Thomas Henderson, John Livingston, William Mitchell, D.E. Paton, James Paton, John Patterson, Robert Pearson, Sylvester Russell, Thomas Ryerson, Peter Smith, Crooke Stevenson, J.G. Wachsmuth, William Waln, James Williams, J.H. Williamson, and Matthias Williamson.

Physical Description

1 folder

Letters, 1817. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: William F. Anderson, George Armitage, Robert L. Armstrong, Peter A. Brown, Thomas Chapman, Charles Croxall, Thomas Cummings, General Davenport, William P. Deare, Walter Donlevy, H. Dusenberry, William Edgar, Ogden Edwards, Daniel Elmer, Jacob T. Field, Theodore Frelinghuysen, James Gibson, Lewis Gordon, William Griffith, William Halsey, John M. Lowry, E. Mitchell, Charles Parker, David E. Paton, John Patterson, Robert Pearson, Horace B. Pennock, Deborah Pintard (aunt), Samuel Pintard (uncle), Joseph W. Reckless, Isaac Reeder, Sylvester Russell, Thomas C. Ryerson, J.W. Scott, Daniel Simkins, William L. Smith, James B. Stafford, Crooke Stevenson, George [Stranbridge], Elias Van Arsdale, G.H. Van Wagoner, William Waln, Matthias Williamson, and Wardell Wood.

Physical Description

1 folder

Letters, 1818. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: Silas C. Ayers, Pete J. Clark, Mary Cook, William Dye, D. Elliot, William Farrand, Thomas S. and Isaac Field, James Gibson, James Giles, John [Glaser], William Griffith, Dr. J. Lewis, Francis H. Nicoll, J.W. [Nott], John Patterson, C. Paul, P. Pelham, William Pennington, Samuel Pintard (uncle), J.W. Reckless, [S.] Richard, J. Riley, Samuel Rowland, G. Rowley, J.W. Scott, Stephen W. Smith, William Stevenson, Samuel H. Turner, C.H. Vanderveer, John P. Vanpelt, P. Voorhees, J.G. Wachsmuth, Joseph Wall (brother), Thomas Ward, C.H.J. Watson, and Jethro Woodward.

Physical Description

1 folder

Letters, 1819. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: William Anderson, George Armitage, John Carrell, John Coleman, William Collins, Aaron Davis, Anthony Day, John Day, William P. Deare, Stacy Decow, William Edger, D. Elliot, James Gibson, H. Hall, Thomas Henderson, R. Imlay, James Montgomery, James Parker, David Paton, John W. Pearson, Misses Pearson, William S. Pennington, Richard Peters, Jr., J. Phillips, Samuel Pintard (uncle), George Read, Samuel Reed, J.W. Reckless, Thomas Reeves, Jr., Samuel Reynolds, J.A. Rhea (brother-in-law?), Jacob Ridgeway, J. Riley, Samuel Rowland, Henry Runyan, Samuel Runyan, J.W. Scott, D. Sedgwick, Ebenezer Smith, Ezekial Smith, Jacob R. Smith, James Smith, Maris Taylor, G.A. Tiffany, James Vandyke (fragment), George Vanpelt, James Vanpelt, P. Voorhees, Thomas W. Whitecar, [T.] Williamson, George Wood, J. Woodward, Sarah Woodward, Catherine Wright, and G. Wright.

Physical Description

1 folder

Letters, 1820. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: William Ammin, William T. Anderson, George Armitage, P. Armstrong, Thomas Astley, [Taber] Chadwick, Peter J. Clarke, David Cooke, Richard S. Conse, A. Couret, William Craig, Isaac W. Crane, Charles Croxall, M. Croxall, William P. Deare, Aaron [Denmare], Nancy Drake, S. Gould, James S. Green, John Greiner, William Griffith, John Gulick, Jeremiah Haines, Harrison Hall, L. Hardenbergh, George Harrison, Will B. Hart, Thomas Henderson, J.S. Hill, George Holcombe, Samuel Howell, Cicero Hunt, Ralph Hunt, Benjamin Hutchinson, William Hyer, R. Lawrence, Mr. and Mrs. Robert LeRoy, William B. Little, Julia Ann Lyell, [J.] McIlvaine, J. Oakley, Aaron Ogden, Margaret Opdycke, Samuel Park, James Ray, George Read, J.W. Reckless, Abraham Reynolds, Comly Rick, A. Riley, J. Riley, D. Rogers, Thomas Rowan, Henry L. Runyan, Daniel B. Ryall, Thomas C. Ryerson, Joseph Scudder, Robert Sharp, Reuben Shreeve, Thomas Shreve, J. Smith, A. Stevenson, Mary Stillwell, Richard Stockton, Samuel Swartwout, Robert Thompson, Ignatius Thomson, R.P. Thompson, Ebenezer Tucker, Ann Turnbull, Elias VanArsdale, Henry VanNess, John Vanpelt, Robert Voorhees, Moses Bloomfield Wall (cousin), Jacob Wheeler, Thomas Whitecar, Catherine Wright, and S. Wyckoff.

Physical Description

1 folder

Letters, 1821. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: Robert Arnold, Andrew Bell, J. Blackwell, James Bonnell, Thomas Bowie, James Brisbane, James M. Broom, Benjamin Clark, E. Clark, William Clatt, Daniel Croxall, Thomas B. Darrah, William P. Deare, John Dook, George W. Gibbons, S. Gould, James Green, William Griffith, Harrison Hall, Charles A. Harper, George Harrison, J. Holcombe, John S. Holmes, H. Hopkins, John P. Lewis, Joel Lewis, Henry Man, William McKnight, J. Montgomery, Arthur Orr, Samuel Pintard (uncle), Richard E. Potter, N. Price, P. Reading, [Illegible] Sedgwick, J.H. Sloan, Joseph P. Smith, James B. Stafford, R. Stockton, R. Throckmorton, Joseph Walkinburger, John Welch, Edward Welsted, James White, Daniel Williams, William Williams, Catherine Wright, and [Illegible] Wright.

Physical Description

1 folder

Letters, 1821. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: Thomas Gorman, Harrison Hall, S.L. Howell, Maris Taylor, and John P. Vanpelt.

The materials in Box 10 have been treated for mold. Researchers should exercise caution when handling these materials.

Physical Description

1 folder

Letters, 1822. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: Joseph Allen, George Armitage, Robert Armstrong, David [Bark], Hugh Bell, W. Black, Joseph Bloomfield, E.W. Clark, George Clark, J.E. Conover, Benjamin Cooper, Charles Croxall, Daniel C. Croxall, William P. Deare, George Early, E. Fenton, Stephen Fleming, Jacob S. Glen, Charles Gordon, John Greiner, Harrison Hall, Henry Hankinson, Charles A. Harper, George Harrison, J. Harrison, Joseph Hathinberger, Daniel Herbert, John Hinckman, J. Hines, Anson Hinman, Jacob Housel, John T. Little, Meriba W. Little, J.W.P. Lewis, James Lyle, J. McIlvaine, William Meredith, Austin Montgomery, William Morris, Samuel Park, D.E. Paton, Horace Pennock, Anthony Phillips, J.W. Reckless, John Rice, Abraham Riker, N. Saxton, J.W. Scott, Thomas Shaw, Joseph C. Snett, John Stockton, John Sunderland, Moses Bloomfield Wall (cousin), Peter J. Wikoff, Matthias Williamson, George Wood, John S. Wood, Catherine Wright, and Joseph Voorhees.

Physical Description

1 folder

Letters, 1822. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: Charles Croxall, John Greiner, Harrison Hall, and A.B. Paton.

The materials in Box 10 have been treated for mold. Researchers should exercise caution when handling these materials.

Physical Description

1 folder

Letters, 1823. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: William Bennett, John F. Bower, S. Boyd, [Illegible] Brown, C.D. Coxe, A.J. Cozens, D.C.Croxall, Thomas Croxall, John C. Drummond, J. Fensmith, Helen Gant, Robert Graham, William Griffith, J. Harrison, R.H. Hart, Jacob Housel, J.H. Imlay, John Laning, Jr., Joseph Lawrence, J.W.P. Lewis, Meriba Little, John Lloyd, Thomas Lyell, James A. Lyle, B. McIlvaine, W. Meredith, John E. Mowatt, David E. Paton, John Patterson, Nathan Price, Charles H. [Praham], Samuel J. Read, D. Scudder, David Silver, Ebenezer Smith, Abram Smyth, William TenEyck, Jonathan Thomas, R.D. Tucker, Sarah Vanderwater, Joseph Voorhees, R. Voorhees, John H. Wall (nephew), Mary Matilda Wall (daughter), John B. Wallace, Matthias Williamson, Benjamin Wood, and Charles Wood.

Physical Description

1 folder

Letters, 1824. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: Thomas Astley, D. Banks, Cornelia Bayard, William Black, Jr., James Burk, Robert Campbell, H. Carey, E. Chauncey, William Chetwood, John Clark, Charles Coxe, Hector Craig, John [Croes], Jr., Charles Croxall, D.C. Croxall, Thomas Croxall, [Illegible] Davenport, Aaron Ogden Dayton, Henry Gale, R. Gill, Jr., George [Gillappy], James S. Green, William Griffith, George Harrison, [J.] Harrison, Daniel Homes, Ludlum Johnson, John Lawrence, Samuel Laycott, M.M. Lewis, Meriba W. Little, C. Lloyd, James Lloyd, D. Lyell, Thomas Lyell, James Lyle, J. McIlvaine, V.B. Palmer, John Patterson, Samuel Pintard (uncle), Nathan Price, Benjamin Robinson, John R. Savage, R.R. Schenck, James Scott, Jr., Joseph Scudder, Thomas F. Seaming Leaming, Henry Smalley, Peter Smith, Robert Smith, Jesse Somers, James B. Stafford, R.D. Stewart, Richard Stockton, Samuel Swartwout, A.R. Taylor, William Ten Eyck, Joseph W. Throckmorton, Benjamin Tilghman, John Vanpelt, Joseph Voorhees, Richard Voorhees, P.D. Vroom, Jr., John H. Wall (nephew), William Whitehead, B. Wilkins, H. Williamson, Tyler Williamson, and Charles Wood.

Physical Description

1 folder

Letters, 1825. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: J.S. Bailey, William Black, Jr., Joseph Board, Charles Carson, Charles Coxe, J. Cromelin, Charles Croxall, D.C. Croxall, Thomas Croxall, F. Davenport, William P. Deare, A.L. Eakin, William Edgar, Joshua Edwards, George Gillappy, A. Godwin, Jr., Thomas F. Gordon, James Green, John Greiner, John Hance, James Hunt, S. Lamb, Wilson Lambert, J. Fisher Leaming, Charlotte Low, David Ogden, Thomas P. Oliver, Samuel Park, Isaac Patterson, R. Pelvis, Asher Quigley, F.C.F. Randolph, Abner Reeder, George Rickey, John Russell, Daniel Ryall, David Saxton, Susan Schureman (sister), John Sherrerd, William Ten Eyck, Jonathan Thomas, Joseph Thompson, Anne Turnbull, Abraham VanArsdale, Stephen Vanathe, Mary Wall (sister), Mary M. Wallace, Elijah Ward, Isaac Whitaker, Richard Williamson, R. Wills, Christopher Witte, and John L. Wood.

Physical Description

1 folder

Letters, 1826. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: Clayton P. Atkinson, Cornelia Bayard (sister or sister-in-law), Samuel Bayard, William Black, Jr., C. Burk, James Burk, Francis Chapman, William P. Clark, S. Clipper, David Cooke, John Redman Coxe, Samuel Craft, J.W. Crane, Daniel C. Croxall, Thomas Croxall, Aaron Ogden Dayton, J.S. Earl, J. Fensmith, Jacob France, Charles Gordon, Thomas F. Gordon, C. Haight, William B. Hart, Joshua B. Honell, Littleton Kirkpatrick, Jeremiah Leaming, J.F. Laming, Thomas Lyell, George Muirhead, A.B. Paton, Ann Paton, David E. Paton, John Patterson, R. Patterson, Edward Pearson, Isaac Pearson, George L. Phillips, John Pintard, Samuel Pintard, Gerrard Ralston, Edward Remson, J.N. Simpson, John R. Smith, Francis Stanton, Richard Stockton, [Ziba] Taylor, Samuel Tookind, M. Tracy, Thomas Van Buren, A. Vansycke, Joseph Voorhees, J.G. Walker, Mary Wall (mother), John B. Wallace, Leonard Walling, Charles B. Waln, Thomas Ward, Ellinor Ware, J.D. Waterman, Ralph Wells, C. White, and Joshua Wright.

Physical Description

1 folder

Letters, 1827. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: Thomas Astley, Cornelia M. Bayard (sister or sister-in-law), Joshua Brick, Abner Brown, J. Bryant, [Illegible] Cadwalader, D.D. Chandler, Aaron Clark, William P. Clark, Samuel E. Clement, John Redman Coxe, J.H. Cunningham, Aaron Ogden Dayton, William Eldridge, John Fairie, Richard Field, George Fisher, George Gillappy, Charles Gordon, C.B. Green, Jr., George Harrison, Charles Higbee, William N. Jeffers, D. Laudy, C.F. Legrand, Charlotte Low, John Lowrey, Thomas F. Luckele, Ludlum & Johnson, Samuel MacCracken, John G. Mason, [Illegible] Meredith, S.B. Misner, Ann Paton, Joseph M. Paul, Isaac Pearson, John W. Pearson, E. Pennington, Theodosia Prevost, Samuel Read, J.W. Reckless, Lehman Roberts, B. Robinson, Thomas J. Rogers, John Savage, Philip Seagar, John Smalley, Edward Smith, Joseph Smith, Peter Smith, James B. Stafford, J.H. Stevenson, R.M. Stout, Samuel Swartwout, N. Sylvester, H. Taylor, Peter Ten Eyck, Benjamin Tucker, Ebenezer Tucker, Ann Turnbull, E. Van Arsdale, Jr., P.D. [Vanderhoes], William Van Duyne, J.H. Van Mater, John P. Vanpelt, Henry Waddell, Alfred Wade, Mary Matilda Wall (daughter), Elijah Weaver, Ralph Wells, John Westerville, J.D. Westhull, Jr., James R. Wilson, E. Wood, George Wood, and Joshua Wright.

Physical Description

1 folder

Letters, 1827. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Correspondents include Joshua Wright.

The materials in Box 10 have been treated for mold. Researchers should exercise caution when handling these materials.

Physical Description

1 folder

Letters, 1828. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: Amos. W. Archer, Robert Arnold, P. Barton, Joseph Bloomfield, Samuel Brand, A. Broome, William Whitehead Cash, George Cassedy, Samuel Cassedy, Thomas Chapman, Charles Christopher, William P. Clark, Roswell L. Colt, John Redman Coxe, J. Croes, D.C. Croxall, Thomas Croxall, A.L. Eakin, J.S. Earl, Charles Elliot, George Emlen, Samuel R. Fisher, John Giberson, Gordon G. Hall, William Halsey, Joseph Hill, Daniel Holmes, C. Houston, Samuel Howell, Ishi V. Hunt, William N. Jeffers, Aaron Kitchel, William Laing, R.A. Linn, C. Lloyd, Benjamin J. Low, Henry [Mand], William Maxwell, David Miller, Samuel B. Miller, James Montgomery, John L. Newbold, Joseph Norton, Jarvis Page, David E. Paton, Samuel Park, James Parker, Stacy G. Potts, Edward Price, Edward Remsen, B.W. Richards, Davies Rogers, Thomas J. Rogers, N.G. Rutgers, Frederick C. Ryerson, H. Sands, J. Sherrerd, Thompson Sims, J.H. Sloan, John Smalley, Charles G. Smith, James Sterling, Thomas C. Sterling, Chauncey Stone, John Sullivan, Robert Swartwout, Samuel Swartwout, N. Sylvester, John Titus, Henry Toland, Ann Turnbull, Elias Van Arsdale, Randall Vogdis, P.D. Vroom, Jr., J. Waldon, Garret D. Wall to Ann M. Wall (second wife), Mary Matilda Wall (daughter), Leonard Walling, Thomas Ward, Jacob Warner, Judge Washington (fragment), Ralph Wells, James D. Westcott, Ira Whitehead, Moses [Willets], Amos Wilson, C & J.W. Wood, D.C. Wood, George Wood, and A.P. Wright.

Physical Description

1 folder

Letters, 1828. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: John H. Campbell, Taber Chadwick, Charles Houston, J. Fisher Leaming, Benjamin Lou, Elijah Mitchell, George [Mushback], Abner Reeder, G. Rutgers; John Vorhees, Eliza B. Wallace, and Abraham Williamson.

The materials in Box 10 have been treated for mold. Researchers should exercise caution when handling these materials.

Physical Description

1 folder

Letters, 1829. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: R.M. Blatchford, Joseph Bloomfield, B. Boggs, A Brown, William G. Browne, Henry Bun, M.D. Canfield, David Cooke, D.C. Croxall, Richard E. Darrah, James M. DeBow, G.K. Drake, M. Farley, Samuel R. Fisher, Caleb Smith Green, Isaac Hilliard, Samuel Hollinshead, William Hyer, Humphrey Hugh, William N. Jeffers, J.F. Leaming, Claudius T. Legrand, James Lloyd, David Miller, Elijah Mitchell, Volney B. Palmer, James Parker, Ann B. Paton, C. Paul, Edward Price, Samuel Read, J.W. Reckless, Edward Remsen, Jonathan Roberts, Thomas Ryerson, J. Sansbury, R.R. Schanck, Elias P. Seeley, R.H. Small, George W. Smith, Peter Smith, Benjamin South, Samuel Taylor, Joseph Thomas, Elias Van Arsdale, John Voorhees, Isaac Whilldin, J.M. White, John Willets, Thomas Willson, and William Wilson.

Physical Description

1 folder

Letters, 1829. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: James C. Cather, William Craig, Mary Deare, J. Fisher Leaming, William Lou, Henry McIlvaine, Joseph F. Randolph, Joseph Scudder, Nicholas Stillwell, Hugh Sweeney, Wilson Taylor, John Titus, Leonard Walling, and Joseph Wood.

The materials in Box 10 have been treated for mold. Researchers should exercise caution when handling these materials.

Physical Description

1 folder

Letters, 1830. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: B.R. Brown, Robert Campbell, M.D. Canfield, Jeremiah Cray, Charles Ewing, and John R. Thomson.

Physical Description

1 folder

Letters, 1830. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: Joseph McIlvaine and C. Paul.

The materials in Box 10 have been treated for mold. Researchers should exercise caution when handling these materials.

Physical Description

1 folder

Letters, 1831. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: R.M. Blatchford, R.S. Burr, John C. Chambers, Brainard Clark, H. Davenport, William Edgar, Joshua Hollingshead, Stacy G. Potts, and James Woodward.

Physical Description

1 folder

Letters, 1832. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: P. Ayers, James Battern, M.D. Canfield, James G. Coleman, Aaron Ogden Dayton, Richard S. Field, William Halsted, William Laurie, Isaac McGaw, John C. Morrison, J.S. Nevius, J. Titus, and Chapman Warner.

Physical Description

1 folder

Letters, 1833. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: Lucius Elmer, A.C. Hoogland, J. Read, Samuel L. Southard, Isaac Townsend, and B. Walton.

Physical Description

1 folder

Letters, 1834. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: Robert Campbell, J.H. Hobart, W. Johnson, P.D. Vroom (son-in-law), and Garret D. Wall to P.D. Vroom.

Physical Description

1 folder

Letters, 1835. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: C.J.J. Arne, Jesse Bowen, Philemon Dickinson, Herman LeRoy, James Nevius, and Garret D. Wall.

Physical Description

1 folder

Letters, 1835. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: D.C. Wood.

The materials in Box 10 have been treated for mold. Researchers should exercise caution when handling these materials.

Physical Description

1 folder

Letters, 1836. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: H.J. McLane, Elijah Mitchell, Cornelius Stout, P.D. Vroom, Garret D. Wall, and J.W. Wright. Folder includes a 1936 letter about the collection.

Physical Description

1 folder

Letters, 1836. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: Benjamin Stout and James Stuart.

The materials in Box 10 have been treated for mold. Researchers should exercise caution when handling these materials.

Physical Description

1 folder

Letters, 1837. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: Jesse Bowen, David [Carville], Littleton Kirkpatrick, Thomas Stuart, Garret D. Wall, and J.D. Westcott.

Physical Description

1 folder

Letters, 1838. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: Philemon Dickinson, Thomas Fisher, Isaac G. Fowler, Charles Gordon, J. Howard, William Morris, G.S. Patterson, Elias Van Arsdale, and Garret D. Wall.

Physical Description

1 folder

Letters, 1838. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: John B. Abbott and John R. Coxe, Jr.

The materials in Box 10 have been treated for mold. Researchers should exercise caution when handling these materials.

Physical Description

1 folder

Letters, 1839. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: Louis Bayard, Russell Colt, F.H. Dils, James Green, David Ryall, William C. Shields, Ebenezer Tucker, P. Vredensburgh, and Garret D. Wall.

Physical Description

1 folder

Letters, 1839. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: S. Meehan and W.E. [Whehuau].

The materials in Box 10 have been treated for mold. Researchers should exercise caution when handling these materials.

Physical Description

1 folder

Letters, 1840. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: Joseph Anderson, John Bray, Russell Colt, George Holcombe, J. Hudson, C.J. Ihrie, P.B. Kennedy, John Lawrence, W. Potter, Nathaniel Smith, Garret D. Wall, James W. Wall (son), Thomas S. Wiggins, B. Williamson, and [H.] Williamson.

Physical Description

1 folder

Letters, 1841. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: [P.] Barnes, A. Brown, J. Colman, John S. Darcy, Samuel Gummen, John Kerlin, Israel Kinsman, R.K. Mallack, F. Melly, Elijah Mitchell, Henry Shaw, Thomas C. Sterling, Robert H. Small, B. Williamson, and D.C. Wood.

Physical Description

1 folder

Letters, 1842. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: Charles Allen, G.W. Brien, P. Hamilton, William R. Howe, J. Hudson, L.B. Hunter, P.B. Kennedy, Israel Kinsman, Thomas Lee, Isaac P. Lindsley, John S. Littell, Samuel P. Lyman, J. Miller, Martin Mull, George Price, Richard Shippen, Thomas Steelman, Garret D. Wall, Charles L. Williamson, David C. Wood, Lindley Woolley, and A. Wurts.

Physical Description

1 folder

Letters, 1843. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: W. Allen, Hiram Barney, Peter Bentley, F.W. Brinley, Abner Brown, P.A. Browne, C.N. Buck, Mary J. Coxe, Aaron Ogden Dayton, A. Gifford, Joseph C. Hornblower, John D. [Hunter], C.J. Ihrie, P.B. Kennedy, Samuel Lyman, J.P.B. Maxwell, Samuel Mullen, S.G. Poltz, David B. Ryall, Benjamin Shackleton, J.W. Shureman (nephew), Joseph Sproul, George Sullivan, Garret D. Wall, and Stephen Willitz, Jr.

Physical Description

1 folder

Letters, 1844. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: J. Bloomfield, C.E. Elmer, Joshua English, L.D. Hardenburgh, William McKnight, H.M. Miller, Joseph Quicksall, and Nathaniel Smith.

Physical Description

1 folder

Letters, 1845. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: Thomas S. Allison, John Batterson, Jesse H. Bowen, D.C. Claypoole, Lewis Condict, J.R. Conover, A.B. Dickinson, Josephine Ellsworthy, Daniel Elmer, A. (Archer?) Gifford, John B. Gudley, Daniel M. Keim, P.B. Kennedy, Sarah Lloyd, Samuel [McClerg], John Manning, Martin Mull, Samuel Mullen, J.L. O'Sullivan, William Pintard, Charles Potts, F. Price, James S. Reese, Dunbar Sansbury, J.J. Schofield, J.W. Scott, J.M. Sherrard, John N. Slack, Nathaniel Smith, Elijah Stout, George Sykes, Benjamin Titus, Gideon G. Westcott, James D. Westcott, A.B. Woodruff, and Caleb S. Wright.

Physical Description

1 folder

Letters, 1846. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: L.P. Bayard, P.A. Bell, F.W. Brinley, William Brown, William Craig, James F. Earle, Isaac G. Farber, Joseph C. Gill, George Green, Daniel Holmes, Anthony Ivins, Isaac P. Lindsley, S.P. Lyman, R.K. Mallach, T.T. Mann, William B. Manning, J.N. Reading, G.H. Roberts, Reuben Rockwell, David B. Ryall, Susan Schureman (sister), George Sykes, Gershom and Nancy Tillson, Garret D. Wall, M. Williams, and A. Wurts.

Physical Description

1 folder

Letters, 1846. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: Joseph Anderson, [John Camblos], L.C. Judson, and F. Kinman for J. Wilson.

The materials in Box 10 have been treated for mold. Researchers should exercise caution when handling these materials.

Physical Description

1 folder

Letters, 1847. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: Abraham Broom, John Cadwalader, John Cohen, D.C. Claypoole, Parkhurst Cory, John P. DuVal, L.Q.C. Elmer, Dr. John Lilly, S.P. Lyman, J. Bartram North, J.H. Norton, Henry Quin, John Schaefer, William Shinn, P.D. Vroom (son-in-law), B. Williamson, Stephen Willits, and E.C. Wines.

Physical Description

1 folder

Letters, 1848. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: M.K. Carnahan, William Gibbons, John T. Johnson, Mary T. Manning, David Rogers, and J.R. Slack.

Physical Description

1 folder

Letters, 1849. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: Thomas Allison, Thomas Balch, William S. Bowers, [G.] Mailliard, and George A. Vroom.

Physical Description

1 folder

Letters, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: Robert L. Armstrong, Frederica R. Beardsley, John Brown, Geroge Chambers, Peter H. Clarke, David Craig, Charles Croxall, John Gulick, William N. Jeffers, C.F. LeGrand, John Neal, M. Ogden, Joseph E. Potts, David Thompson, [Illegible] Turnball, John P. Vanpelt, Eliza B. Wallace, J.B. Wallace, N. Walton, and B. Williamson.

Physical Description

1 folder

Arrangement

The materials in this series are arranged alphabetically by type of record (financial, land, legal, and military). It is probable that these records were originally arranged by docket number, however, during subsequent processing, the materials were arranged in strict chronological order. During 2013 processing, materials were arranged into type of record first, then in chronological order.

Scope and Contents

This series, dating from 1699 to 1850, with the bulk of the material dating from 1800 to 1850, relates to Garret D. Wall's legal practice. Wall studied law with Jonathan Rhea (his future father-in-law) before becoming licensed as an attorney in 1804 and as a counselor in 1807. It is not clear if he continued to work with Rhea following his training, but it appears that many of the papers pre-dating Wall's work as a licensed attorney may be related to Rhea's legal practice. Researchers interested Rhea's or Wall's legal work should consult the Jonathan Rhea Legal Papers, 1774-1892 (C0521), the contents of which are extensively linked with this collection.

In Series II. Legal Practice, researchers will find financial records such as accounts, bills, and receipts, bonds, indentures, insurance policies, and promissory notes; land records such as deeds, mortgages, and surveys; legal records such as articles of agreement, court records, estate settlements, government and legislative papers, letters of attorneys, summons, wills and inventories, and notes which were probably created by Wall; and military records such as correspondence, returns of arms, and lists of delinquents. It is probable that the military records were created as a result of Wall's service as Quartermaster-General of New Jersey from 1815 to 1827.

Physical Description

5 boxes

Financial Records. Accounts, Bills, and Receipts, 1770-1849. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Financial Records. Accounts, Bills, and Receipts, 1811-1849. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

These appear to be Garret D. Wall's personal accounts, bills, and receipts, however, it is difficult to determine with certainty that these were not related to Wall's legal practice.

Physical Description

1 folder

Financial Records. Bonds, 1785-1850. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Financial Records. Indentures, 1753-1850. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Financial Records. Insurance Policies and Insurance Companies' Charters, Bylaws, and Rules and Regulations, 1828-1850. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Insurance companies include: Hudson County Mutual Insurance Company, Manhattan Fire Insurance Company, Mount Holly Insurance Company, and the Trenton Mutual Life Insurance Company.

Physical Description

1 folder

Financial Records. "Library Fines Imposed", 1849. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

There is no record of the library at which these fines were "imposed" or "inflicted." Nor is it clear who created these lists.

Physical Description

1 folder

Financial Records. Promissory Notes, 1780-1848. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Land Records. Deeds, Mortgages, and Surveys, 1699-1850. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Legal Records. Articles of Agreement, 1800-1850. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Legal Records. Court Records. New Jersey. Admiralty Court, 1783. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Legal Records. Court Records. New Jersey. Burlington County Courts, 1783-1845. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Legal Records. Court Records. New Jersey. Chancery Court, 1776-1849. 3 folders.
Physical Description

3 folders

Legal Records. Court Records. New Jersey. Chancery Court, 1832. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

The materials in Box 10 have been treated for mold. Researchers should exercise caution when handling these materials.

Physical Description

1 folder

Legal Records. Court Records. New Jersey. Court for the Trials of Small Causes, 1808. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Legal Records. Court Records. New Jersey. Court of Appeals, 1808-1831. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Legal Records. Court Records. New Jersey. Cumberland County Circuit Court, 1838-1841. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Legal Records. Court Records. New Jersey. Gloucester County Court of Common Pleas, 1835-1846. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Legal Records. Court Records. New Jersey. Hudson County Circuit Court, 1843. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Legal Records. Court Records. New Jersey. Hunterdon County Courts, 1772-1825. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Legal Records. Court Records. New Jersey. Mercer County Circuit Court, 1843. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Legal Records. Court Records. New Jersey. Middlesex County Courts, 1811-1841. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Legal Records. Court Records. New Jersey. Monmouth County Courts, 1782-1843. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Legal Records. Court Records. New Jersey. Prerogative Court, 1809-1847. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Legal Records. Court Records. New Jersey. Salem County Orphans Court, 1798. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Legal Records. Court Records. New Jersey. Somerset County Courts, 1823-1845. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Legal Records. Court Records. New Jersey. Supreme Court, 1764-1850. 3 folders.
Physical Description

3 folders

Legal Records. Court Records. New Jersey. Supreme Court, 1833. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

The materials in Box 10 have been treated for mold. Researchers should exercise caution when handling these materials.

Physical Description

1 folder

Legal Records. Court Records. New Jersey. Sussex County Courts, 1801-1826. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Legal Records. Court Records. New Jersey. Warren County Courts, 1825-1847. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Legal Records. Court Records. New York. New York City Court of Common Pleas, 1833-1844. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Legal Records. Court Records. Pennsylvania. Philadelphia Courts, 1818-1834. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Legal Records. Court Records. United States Circuit Court, 1819-1842. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Legal Records. Court Records. Unidentified Courts, 1788-1848. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Legal Records. Court Records. Unidentified Courts, 1816-1822. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

The materials in Box 10 have been treated for mold. Researchers should exercise caution when handling these materials.

Physical Description

1 folder

Legal Records. Estate Settlements, 1786-1850. 1 folder.
Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by estate.

Physical Description

1 folder

Legal Records. Estate Settlements, Holmes Family, 1822. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

The materials in Box 10 have been treated for mold. Researchers should exercise caution when handling these materials.

Physical Description

1 folder

Legal Records. Estate Settlements, Croxall Family, Belvidere, 1809-1830. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Legal Records. Estate Settlements, Pierson/Pearson Family, 1841-1850. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Legal Records. Governmental and Legislative Papers, 1805-1847. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Legal Records. Letters of Attorney, 1788-1847. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Legal Records. Notes (Probably by Wall), 1757-1847. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Legal Records. Summons, 1791-1844. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Legal Records. Wills and Inventories, 1786-1848. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Legal Records. Wills and Inventories, 1834. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

The materials in Box 10 have been treated for mold. Researchers should exercise caution when handling these materials.

Physical Description

1 folder

Legal Records. Fragments, 1729-1829. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Military Records. Correspondence, Returns of Arms, and Lists of Delinquents, 1813-1825. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Arrangement

This series is arranged alphabetically by creator, followed by miscellaneous material.

Scope and Contents

The material in Series III. Papers of Others dates from 1750 to 1909, and consists largely of papers created by David Rhea, Jonathan Rhea, Robert Rhea, Garret Dorset Wall Vroom, P.D. Vroom, and James W. Wall. There is also miscellaneous material that could not be attributed to any one creator.

The Rhea family material consists largely of financial and legal material. The bills and receipts appear to be personal in nature. It is possible that the material relating to David Rhea (Jonathan Rhea's grandfather, uncle or brother) and Robert Rhea (Jonathan Rhea's father) were legal issues handled by Jonathan Rhea's legal practice. As Wall worked for Jonathan Rhea's legal practice and later married his daughter Mary, it is probable that the family legal material was kept by Wall.

The Vroom family material consists of political ephemera for Garret Dorset Wall Vroom (Garret D. Wall's grandson and son of Peter D. and Mary Matilda Vroom) and correspondence and legal papers of Peter D. Vroom (Wall's son-in-law).

James W. Wall's material consists of correspondence and legal papers. In addition, James W. Wall (son of Garret D. Wall) and Peter D. Vroom were responsible for settling the estate of Garret D. Wall after his death in 1850, and these papers are included in this series.

Physical Description

1 box

David Rhea. Financial, Legal, and Estate Papers, 1750-1797. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Jonathan Rhea. Bills and Receipts, Legal Papers, and Estate Papers, 1772-1825. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Robert Rhea. Quit Claim, 1770. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Garret Dorset Wall Vroom. Democratic Tickets, circa 1870s. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

P.D. Vroom. Correspondence and Legal Papers, 1852-1908. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Garret D. Wall. Estate Records (Managed by P.D. Vroom and James W. Wall), 1850-1866. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

James W. Wall. Correspondence and Legal Documents, 1852-1870. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1786-1853. 2 folders.
Physical Description

2 folders

Miscellaneous Legal Papers, 1850-1909. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Miscellaneous Newspaper Clippings, 1861-1872. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

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