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Guide to the Papers of Richard Varick
1743-1871 (Bulk 1775-1830)
  MS 655

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Collection processed by Shannon Yule

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on November 04, 2011
Description is in English.

Container List

Series I: Correspondence

Scope and Contents note

This series, making up over half of the collection, contains correspondence received by or written by Varick. Some of his more frequent correspondents were: Lt. Daniel Gano, Cornelius Cuyler, Philip John Schuyler, Gen. Horatio Gates, Col. Joseph Ward, James Lamb, John Varick, Jr., Richard Lush, John Lansing, Jr., Henry Rutgers, Jr., Jacob John Lansing, Henry Sewall, Lewis Woodruff, William Bradford, Jr., John Morin Scott, Daniel Carthy, Dirck Romeyn, Henry Glen, Matthew Visscher, Peter W. Yates, John Laurance, Peter Elting, Philip Van Rensselaer, Col. Jonathan Trumbull, John V.B. Varick, John Sanders, and Simeon De Witt.

Subseries 1: Letters received.

Scope and Contents note

This subseries contains letters written to Varick. It begins with letters where the author of the letter could not be indentified. Following are single letters or small groups of letters that are alphabetized by author. Following these, each folder is dedicated to one author, and each contains four or more letters. These are alphabetized by last name.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 unidentified correspondents
1776-1798
Box: 1 Folder : 2 A - B, single letters or small groups
1779-1830
Box: 1 Folder : 3 C, single letters or small groups
1775-1821
Box: 1 Folder : 4 D - F, single letters or small groups
1776-1804
Box: 1 Folder : 5 G, single letters or small groups
1776-1791
Box: 1 Folder : 6 H, single letters or small groups
1776-1794
Box: 1 Folder : 7 J - L, single letters or small groups
1776-1798
Box: 1 Folder : 8 M - O, single letters or small groups
1776-1798
Box: 1 Folder : 9 P - R, single letters or small groups
1776-1821
Box: 1 Folder : 10 S, single letters or small groups
1776-1825
Box: 1 Folder : 11 T, single letters or small groups
1779-1798
Box: 1 Folder : 12 V - Z, single letters or small groups
1776-1821
Box: 1 Folder : 13 French correspondents written in French
1793-1811
Box: 1 Folder : 14 Theodorus Bailey
1784-1787
Box: 1 Folder : 15 William Bradford
1778-1779
Box: 1 Folder : 16 Daniel Carthy
1780
Box: 1 Folder : 17 [Capt. W.] Colfax
1781-1782
Box: 1 Folder : 18 Cornelius Cuyler
1776
Box: 2 Folder : 1 Simeon DeWitt
1797, 1814-1815
Box: 2 Folder : 2 Dey Family
1780-1781, 1821
Box: 2 Folder : 3 James Duane
1784-1789
Box: 2 Folder : 4 Peter Elting
1776-1783
Box: 2 Folder : 5 Daniel Gano
1775-1778
Box: 2 Folder : 6 [Major C.] Gibbs
1780
Box: 2 Folder : 7 Nic Gilman
1780
Box: 2 Folder : 8 Oliver Glean
1781-1783
Box: 2 Folder : 9 Henry Glen
1776-1783
Box: 2 Folder : 10 Frank Green
1779
Box: 2 Folder : 11 John Hancock
1821
Box: 2 Folder : 12 Udney Hay
1775-1784
Box: 2 Folder : 13 Hugh Hughes
1781-1782
Box: 2 Folder : 14 Charles Knight
1782-1791
Box: 2 Folder : 15 James Lamb
1777-1780
Box: 2 Folder : 16 Jacob J. Lansing
1770-1771
Box: 2 Folder : 17 John Lansing
1776-1777
Box: 2 Folder : 18 John Lansing
1778-1783
Box: 2 Folder : 19 John Laurance
1782-1783
Box: 2 Folder : 20 Henry B. Livingston
1776-1782
Box: 2 Folder : 21 Zach Lukels
1781-1783
Box: 2 Folder : 22 Richard Lush
1777-1782
Box: 2 Folder : 23 Alexander McDougall
1775-1782
Box: 2 Folder : 24 James Morrell
1782-1783
Box: 2 Folder : 25 Isaac Nicoll
1778-1789
Box: 2 Folder : 26 Dirck Romeyn
1780-1782
Box: 2 Folder : 27 Isaac Roosevelt
1788
Box: 2 Folder : 28 Henry Rutgers
1778-1779
Box: 2 Folder : 29 Phillip John Schuyler
1776-1796
Box: 2 Folder : 30 John Morin Scott
1775-1784
Box: 2 Folder : 31 Henry Sewell
1770-1781
Box: 3 Folder : 1 Jonathan Trumbull
1781-1794
Box: 3 Folder : 2 Pierre Van Cortlandt
1783-1796
Box: 3 Folder : 3 Peter L. Van Rensselaer
1779-1783
Box: 3 Folder : 4 Varick family
1776-1782
Box: 3 Folder : 5 Matthew Visscher
1781-1783
Box: 3 Folder : 6 Joseph Ward
1777-1780
Box: 3 Folder : 7 Peter Wilson
1778-1785
Box: 3 Folder : 8 [W.] Wilson
1801
Box: 3 Folder : 9 Lewis Woodruff
1778-1779
Box: 3 Folder : 10 Anna [Yale]
1776-1777
Box: 3 Folder : 11 Peter Yates
1781-1790

Subseries 2: Drafts and copies of letters sent

Scope and Contents note

This subseries contains drafts and copies of letters written by Varick. It begins with letters where the intended recipient could not be indentified. Following are single letters or small groups of letters that are alphabetized by recipient. Following these, each folder is dedicated to one recipient, and each contains four or more letters. These are alphabetized by last name.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 3 Folder : 12 Unidentified correspondents
1776-1779
Box: 3 Folder : 13 A - C, single letters or small groups
1776-1819
Box: 3 Folder : 14 D - F, single letters or small groups
1776-1780
Box: 3 Folder : 15 G - H, single letters or small groups
1776-1780
Box: 3 Folder : 16 J - L, single letters or small groups
1775-1823
Box: 3 Folder : 17 M - P, single letters or small groups
1776-1782
Box: 3 Folder : 18 R - T, single letters or small groups
1776-1805
Box: 3 Folder : 19 V - W, single letters or small groups
1776-1826
Box: 3 Folder : 20 William Bradford
1778-1779
Box: 3 Folder : 21 Continental Congress
1777-1783
Box: 3 Folder : 22 James Duane
1777-1780
Box: 3 Folder : 23 Daniel Gano
1775-1776
Box: 3 Folder : 24 Horatio Gates
1776-1801
Box: 3 Folder : 25 John Hancock
1776-1777
Box: 3 Folder : 26 [Gen.] Heath
1780
Box: 3 Folder : 27 Alexander McDougall
1776-1777
Box: 3 Folder : 28 Timothy Pickering
1779
Box: 3 Folder : 29 Phillip Schuyler
1776-1780
Box: 3 Folder : 30 Phillip L. Van Rensselaer
1778-1829
Box: 3 Folder : 31 Abraham Van Vechten
1810-1819
Box: 3 Folder : 32 John Varick
1825-1830
Box: 3 Folder : 33 Joseph Ward
1777-1778
Box: 3 Folder : 34 George Washington
1776

Subseries 3: Other correspondence

Scope and Contents note

This subseries contains correspondence that is neither from nor to Varick, several invitations and RSVPs, and documents that list the contents of Varick's books of transcribed letters.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 3 Folder : 35 Other correspondents
1775-1801
Box: 3 Folder : 36 Invitations and RSVPs
1786-1821
Box: 3 Folder : 37 "Contents of books/letters transcribed"
1781

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