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Guide to the Henry H. Van Dyck papers ARC.106

128 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11201

Brooklyn Historical Society

Collection processed by Weatherly Stephan

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on November 23, 2011
English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Additional content contributed by Emily Reynolds on January 14, 2011.  , January 14, 2011

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Van Dyck, Henry H., (Henry Herbert), 1809-1888
Title: Henry H. Van Dyck papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1840-1869
Dates [bulk]: Bulk, 1865-1869
Abstract: Henry H. Van Dyck (1808-1888) was an editor, financier, and politician who held a variety of public and private offices throughout his lifetime. Van Dyck was a member of Elm Place Congregational Church in Brooklyn and elected to the Holland Society of New York on March 14, 1885. At the time of his death, he lived at 5 Spencer Place in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn. Van Dyck is buried in Albany, N.Y. The collection comprises two linear feet in four manuscript boxes of correspondence received by Henry H. Van Dyck from 1840 to 1869 (bulk, 1865-1869). Materials are arranged chronologically. The bulk of correspondence in the collection is from Hugh McColloch (1808-1895), Secretary of the Treasury from 1865 to 1869. The content within the bulk dates of this collection deals primarily with matters concerning the United States Treasury in the years after the Civil War: imports and exports, inflation, national debt, personnel and politics, bond issues, draft issues, fractional currency, transportation of monies, customs policy, discussion of currency designs, counterfeiting, fraud, and embezzlement.
Quantity: 2.0 Linear feet in four manuscript boxes.
Text [Box]: 2
Text [Box]: 3
Text [Box]: 4
Text [Box]: 1
Call Phrase: ARC.106
Sponsor: This collection was processed and described as part of the project, "Uncovering the Secrets of Brooklyn's 19th Century Past: Creation to Consolidation," funded by the Council on Library and Information Resources, with additional support from The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation.