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Guide to the Van Ness-Philip Family Papers
1711-1963 (bulk 1711-1945)
  MS 653

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Container List

Series II: John P. Van Ness

Scope and Contents note

Series II is dedicated to General John Peter Van Ness, David Burne's son-in-law. Series includes correspondence and papers, ca. 1788-1845 concerning subjects such as politics, business, banking, the War of 1812, election of 1828, the Van Ness mansion and mausoleum, land dealings, and Washington social life.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 1 Misc. letters (John P. Van Ness, Mrs. Van Ness), music
undated, 1802-1851
Box: 2 Folder : 2 Correspondence Re: portraits of John P. and Mrs. John P.
undated, 1805-1833
Box: 2 Folder : 3 Correspondence with B. H. Latrobe, architect for building Van Ness mansion
1811-1815
Box: 2 Folder : 4 Correspondence with B. H. Latrobe, architect for building Van Ness mansion
1816-1820
Box: 2 Folder : 5 Misc. correspondence
1802-1830
Box: 2 Folder : 6 Misc. correspondence
1831-1848
Box: 2 Folder : 7 Correspondence re: politics & law
1803-1827
Box: 2 Folder : 8 Correspondence re: politics & law
1829-1841
Box: 2 Folder : 9 Re: Militia (NY & Washington?) as Major, Colonel, Brig-Gen., General
1802-1811
Box: 2 Folder : 10 Speeches, petition for impeachment of A. Burr
undated, 1804
Box: 2 Folder : 11 The case of Samuel Hawkins
1818-1825
Box: 2 Folder : 12 Letters, misc.
1802-1845
Box: 2 Folder : 13 Controversy around John P. Van Ness' "official" greeting & President James Monroe
1817
Box: 2 Folder : 14 Papers re: sale of property bet. John P. Van Ness & John Quincy Adams
1815-1821
Box: 2 Folder : 15 Letters: Van Buren, Monroe
1802-1844
Box: 2 Folder : 16 Bond, letters John Jacob Astor
1809
Box: 2 Folder : 17 Letters: Daniel Webster, speech
1836-1851
Box: 3 Folder : 1 Sale of Van Alen farm in Kinderhook
1809
Box: 3 Folder : 2 Papers re: guardianship of the children of James Burns
1805-1810
Box: 3 Folder : 3 Correspondence re: Isaac Clason Estate
undated, 1813-1819
Box: 3 Folder : 4 Re: Laight Case
undated, 1805-1816
Box: 3 Folder : 5 Re: attack on Washington D.C. by British
1814
Box: 3 Folder : 6 Woodward Affair
undated, 1804-1809
Box: 3 Folder : 7 Memorandum re: intrigue among Clay, Adams, Webster re: Election 1828 & Jackson
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 8 Commissions (legal, military)
1788-1813
Box: 3 Folder : 9 Misc. letters, receipts
undated, 1793-1845
Box: 3 Folder : 10 Settlement of estate #1
1846
Box: 3 Folder : 11 Settlement of estate #2
1847
Box: 3 Folder : 12 Settlement of estate #3
1848-1852
Box: 4 Folder : 1 Business correspondence - bills and receipts
undated, 1804-1810
Box: 4 Folder : 2 Business correspondence - bills and receipts
1810-1842
Box: 4 Folder : 3 Business correspondence - land acquisition and rental agreements
1810-1832
Box: 4 Folder : 4 Re: William Duncanson
undated, 1802-1805
Box: 4 Folder : 5 Business correspondence
undated, 1804-1845
Box: 4 Folder : 6 Re: account with D. Clagett, Clagett & Washington
1819-1831
Box: 4 Folder : 7 Bills, receipts, legal matters with John Weightman, John Knapp, David Brent, etc.
1804-1812
Box: 4 Folder : 8 Business with Stoughton Gannt, Charles Varden, others
1802-1841
Box: 4 Folder : 9 Re: sloop "industry"
1803-1814
Box: 4 Folder : 10 Misc. business
undated, 1800-1815
Box: 4 Folder : 11 Misc. business
1817-1845
Box: 4 Folder : 12 Washington, D.C. business correspondence
1795-1827
Box: 4 Folder : 13 Washington, D.C. business correspondence
1828-1845
Box: 5 Folder : 1 Correspondence from Richmond, VA
1823-1843
Box: 5 Folder : 2 Re: silk manufacture
1844-1845
Box: 5 Folder : 3 Business correspondence
undated, 1812-1846
Box: 5 Folder : 4 Business correspondence with [W. E.] Boyd
1813-1819
Box: 5 Folder : 5 Business correspondence with J. H. Barney
1803-1810
Box: 5 Folder : 6 Re: Elizabeth Bacon
undated, 1839-1845
Box: 5 Folder : 7 Re: D. G. Orme
1837-1842
Box: 5 Folder : 8 Re: Richard Cutts
1807-1818
Box: 5 Folder : 9 Misc. business papers
undated, 1800-1847
Box: 5 Folder : 10 Promissory notes and receipts
1806-1814
Box: 5 Folder : 11 Notes, checks, etc.
1803-1814
Box: 5 Folder : 12 Business letters
undated, 1802-1842
Box: 5 Folder : 13 Misc. business correspondence
1808-1844
Box: 5 Folder : 14 Loose account books
circa 1700-1900
Box: 6 Folder : 1 John P. Van Ness vs Brohawn & Byus
1803-1837
Box: 6 Folder : 2 The Washington Theatre - building & maintenance
1803-1840
Box: 6 Folder : 3 Washington, D.C: incorporation/autonomy question
undated, 1803-[1805]
Box: 6 Folder : 4 Washington Dancing Assembly
1805
Box: 6 Folder : 5 Bank of U.S. (#1)
undated, 1806-1809
Box: 6 Folder : 6 Re: Bank of U.S. (#2)
undated, 1810-1838
Box: 6 Folder : 7 Van Ness Mauseleum, Washington, D.C.
undated, 1814-1842
Box: 6 Folder : 8 Kennedy claims re: C & O Canal
1823-1837
Box: 6 Folder : 9 Re: Chesapeake & Canal, newspaper clippings
1833-1834, 1984-1986
Box: 6 Folder : 10 Bank of Metropolis - accounts and memos, letters (M. L. Davis)
undated, 1814-1841
Box: 6 Folder : 11 Central Cholera Hospital, Washington, D.C.
1832
Box: 6 Folder : 12 Western Cholera Hospital, Washington, D.C.
1832
Box: 6 Folder : 13 Eastern Cholera Hospital, Washington, D.C.
1832
Box: 7 Folder : 1 Receipts and bills of Washington tradesmen (#1)
undated, 1803-1819
Box: 7 Folder : 2 Receipts and bills of Washington tradesmen (#2)
1820-1829
Box: 7 Folder : 3 Receipts and bills of Washington tradesmen (#3)
1830s-1844
Box: 7 Folder : 4 Domestic receipts (1)
undated, 1803-1819
Box: 7 Folder : 5 Domestic receipts (2)
1820-1829
Box: 7 Folder : 6 Domestic receipts (3)
1830-1839
Box: 7 Folder : 7 Domestic receipts (4)
1840-1842
Box: 7 Folder : 8 Re: Peres Packard
1819-1829
Box: 7 Folder : 9 Receipts and bills (1)
undated, 1800's-1819
Box: 7 Folder : 10 Receipts and bills (2)
1820-1829
Box: 7 Folder : 11 Receipts and bills (3)
1830's-1847
Box: 7 Folder : 12 Misc. business, notes (#1), letters, deeds
undated, [1800-1819]
Box: 7 Folder : 13 Misc. business, notes (#2), letters, deeds
[1820-1830]
Box: 7 Folder : 14 Misc. business, notes (#3), letters, deeds
[1830-1850]
Box: 7 Folder : 15 Misc. receipts and notes
1803-1845
Box: 8 Folder : 1 Receipts and notes (E1)
1815-1840
Box: 8 Folder : 2 Receipts and bills (F1)
1800-1845
Box: 8 Folder : 3 Receipts and bills (F2)
1800-1844
Box: 8 Folder : 4 Receipts and bills (F3)
1800-1844
Box: 8 Folder : 5 Receipts and bills (F4)
1800-1844
Box: 8 Folder : 6 Receipts and bills (G1)
undated
Box: 8 Folder : 7 Receipts and bills (G2)
undated
Box: 8 Folder : 8 Receipts and bills (H1)
1800-1845
Box: 8 Folder : 9 Receipts and bills (H2)
1800-1845
Box: 8 Folder : 10 Receipts and bills (H3)
undated
Box: 8 Folder : 11 Receipts and bills (I1)
1790-undated
Box: 8 Folder : 12 Receipts and bills (I2)
1790-1830
Box: 8 Folder : 13 Receipts and bills (I3)
1790-1830
Box: 9 Folder : 1 Receipts and bills (J1)
undated
Box: 9 Folder : 2 Receipts and bills (J2)
undated
Box: 9 Folder : 3 Receipts and bills (J3)
undated
Box: 9 Folder : 4 Receipts and bills (K1)
undated
Box: 9 Folder : 5 Receipts and bills (K2)
undated
Box: 9 Folder : 6 Receipts and bills (K3)
undated
Box: 9 Folder : 7 Receipts and bills (L1)
undated
Box: 9 Folder : 8 Receipts and bills (L2)
undated
Box: 9 Folder : 9 Receipts and bills (L3)
undated
Box: 9 Folder : 10 Receipts and bills (M1)
undated
Box: 9 Folder : 11 Receipts and bills (M2)
undated
Box: 9 Folder : 12 Receipts and bills (N1)
undated
Box: 9 Folder : 13 Receipts and bills (N2)
undated
Box: 9 Folder : 14 Receipts and bills
1800-1840
Box: 10 Folder : 1 Receipts and bills, household business, money transactions
1802-1845
Box: 10 Folder : 2 Bills received
1802-1818
Box: 10 Folder : 3 Receipts, business correspondence
1793-1844
Box: 10 Folder : 4 Receipts, business correspondence
1800-1844
Box: 10 Folder : 5 Household businees, personal business, misc. (1)
undated
Box: 10 Folder : 6 Household businees, personal business, misc. (2)
undated
Box: 11 Folder : 1 Farm land, management, sale correspondences, notes, accounts, land in Westmoreland county
1788-1824
Box: 11 Folder : 2 Legal financial papers
circa 1790-1816
Box: 11 Folder : 3 Land claims
1791-1830
Box: 11 Folder : 4 Papers re: Glebe property #1
circa 1700-1800
Box: 11 Folder : 5 Re: Glebe property (#2)
circa 1790-1835
Box: 11 Folder : 6 John P. Van Ness vs Rientzel (Daniel)
1803-1808
Box: 11 Folder : 7 John P. Van Ness and William Brent, U.K., legal fees
1816-1832
Box: 11 Folder : 8 Misc. D.C. property
undated
Box: 11 Folder : 9 Business: leases, deeds, correspondence
1816-1834
Box: 11 Folder : 10 Walter Jones case with the Bank of Metropolis
1817-1826
Box: 11 Folder : 11 Widow Conner suit
circa 1847
Box: 12 Folder : 1 Leases and deeds
1810-1843
Box: 12 Folder : 2 Leases, deeds, agreements
1805-1845
Box: 12 Folder : 3 Leases and accounts of extended family
undated
Box: 12 Folder : 4 Deeds, leases, notes, accounts, business letters (1)
1803-1844
Box: 12 Folder : 5 Deeds, leases, notes, accounts, business letters (2)
1803-1844
Box: 12 Folder : 6 Cases, leases, accounts
1819-1830
Box: 12 Folder : 7 Leases, deeds, agreements, D.C. property and taxes, accounts of extended family (1)
1800-1848
Box: 12 Folder : 8 Leases, deeds, agreements, D.C. property and taxes, accounts of extended family (2)
1800-1848
Box: 12 Folder : 9 Leases, deeds, agreements, D.C. property and taxes, accounts of extended family (3)
undated
Box: 13 Folder : 1 Bank of Metropolis - John P. Van Ness assigned mortgage, land and property assignment
circa 1840-1850
Box: 13 Folder : 2 Judgements, etc.
1828-1841
Box: 13 Folder : 3 Deeds, memos, lease
1800-1845
Box: 13 Folder : 4 Leases, deeds, agreements
1800-1845
Box: 13 Folder : 5 Leases, deeds, agreements, etc.
1800-1845
Box: 13 Folder : 6 Leases, deeds, agreements, etc.
1800-1845
Box: 13 Folder : 7 Leases, deeds, agreements, etc.
1800-1845
Box: 13 Folder : 8 Leases, deeds, agreements, etc.
1800-1845
Box: 14 Folder : 1 Original plats and maps of Washington, D.C.
circa 1796
Box: 14 Folder : 2 Original plats and maps of Washington, D.C.
circa 1975
Box: 14 Folder : 3 Deeds, memorandums
1804-1845
Box: 14 Folder : 4 Deeds, leases, agreements
1818-1845
Box: 14 Folder : 5 Leases, deeds, agreements
undated, 1822-1845
Box: 14 Folder : 6 Indentures
1816-1844
Box: 14 Folder : 7 Indentures
1815-1844
Box: 14 Folder : 8 Indentures, deeds
1804-1846
Box: 14 Folder : 9 Dinner
1812

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