Philip Ten Eyck Letters to Philip J. Schuyler
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Philip Ten Eyck was a bookseller and local Republican politician from New York City. He served as assistant alderman representing the Second Ward in the city's Common Council from 1799 to 1802 and was also a member of New York City's Democratic Society.
Philip Ten Eyck's dispatches from New York City to his friend and fellow politician, Philip Jeremiah Schuyler (1768-1835), son of General Philip Schuyler (1733–1804) and Catherine Van Rensselaer (1734–1803), of Rhinebeck, New York, document, among other things, local, regional, and national political matters as well as other prominent current events, such as the death of George Washington and the yellow fever epidemics of the late 18th century, in particular the 1795 epidemic in New York.
Purchase, 2017 (AM 2017-96).
This collection was processed by Faith Charlton in March 2017. Finding aid written by Faith Charlton in March 2017.
No materials were separated during 2017 processing.
- Politicians--New York (State)--New York -- Correspondence
- Yellow fever--New York (State)--New York--History--18th century -- Sources
- Yellow fever--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia--History--18th century -- Sources
- Yellow fever--United States--History--18th century--Sources
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- Faith Charlton
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Discusses Philadelphia's yellow fever epidemic, including Alexander and Eliza Hamilton's illness, and Edmond-Charles Genêt.Physical Description
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