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1834-1845
Inclusive dates
1834-1845
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Language
eng
Summary
Letters, 1834-1845, to Cortlandt Van Rensselaer (1808-1860) of Halifax County, Virginia, Washington D.C., and Burlington, New Jersey, consisting of a letter, 8 April 1834, from Charles Goddard, Richmond, Virginia, discussing a potential western trip, personal news, and the Sabbath Society; a letter, 2 May 1834, from Alexander McBane, Richmond concerning the success of his classes and religious meetings for African-Americans; a letter, 15 May 1835, from Benjamin Brand (d. 1843), Richmond, declining to publish "Catechism for Colored Persons" due to a lack of interest, and forwarding some tracts he received to Van Rensselaer; a letter, 13 July 1835, from Helen Grinnan, Fredericksburg, Virginia, discussing the work of the colonization society and missionaries to Africa; a letter, 4 February 1841, from William S. Plumer, Richmond, stating that he cannot to comply with Van Rensselaer's request; a letter, 28 April 1841, from Mary B. Blackford, Fredericksburg, recommending that Van Rensselaer publish his sermon on William Henry Harrison's death; and a letter, 1845, from Eliza H. Carrington, Botetourt County, Virginia, relating her plans for a school for girls and young women in Richmond
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Biographical or historical data
Cortlandt Van Rensselaer was born 26 May 1808 in Albany, New York. He graduated from Yale College (now University) in 1827, and studied theology at both the Union Seminary in Richmond, Virginia, and at Princeton. Ordained an evangelist by the West Hanover Presbytery, Van Rensselaer was a missionary to slaves in Virginia from 1833 to 1835. He served as a pastor in Burlington, New Jersey, from 1837 to 1840, then in Washington D.C. from 1841 to 1842. Van Rensselaer was the agent of Princeton Seminary in 1844, and served as Secretary of the Board of Education from 1846 to 1860. He also was editor of the HOME, SCHOOL AND CHURCH and PRESBYTERIAN MAGAZINE. Van Rensselaer was moderator of the Presbyterian General Assembly in 1857 and served as a director of the Princeton Theological Seminary. He died in Burlington 25 July 1860.
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Vi
Form designation
Letters
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  • The Library of Virginia
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2
Immediate source of acquisition
d'Antignac, Munroe
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000500623
Type of unit
  • leaves and 15
  • p.

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