No Binding. Very Good. 13 letters, 42 manuscript pages, dated 30 July 1835 to 9 August 1840, plus 11 pages of manuscript papers written by the Rev. Cortlandt Van Rensselaer to ""Rev. Dr. Vermilye, Pearl St,"" concerning Van Rensselaer's father, General Stephen Van Rensselaer (1764-1839). The Rockwood and Vermilye families were intermarried. Description of the Correspondence: 1 letter written by Erskine Hazard, Esq., to Charles G. Rockwood, addressed to him ""Care of Wm. M. Vermilye, Esq., Cash'r Merch't Exc. Bank, New York,"" informing Rockwood of the death of his brother (Erskine) in Cuba from the Yellow Fever, dated Philadelphia, 30 July 1835. ""Philadelphia, 30 July 1835....I rec'd your letter a long time since announcing your having changed your situation in business and intended before now to have written you but have been too much occupied -- I am now compelled to adopt this course as the one that would be most likely for your mother to received with the least shock the melancholy news of the death of your brother Erskine. A young gentleman by name Israel who resides here informs me that he saw Erskine at the Havanna, for a day or two before they were both taken down with the Yellow fever of which E died after four days illness -- and through the perjury of the sexton that E was a Catholic his remains were admitted into the Campo Santo or Catholic burial ground..."" 7 letters written by Abigail A. Rockwood to her brother Charles G. Rockwood (one of these letters dated 1 February 1838 is co-written with T.E.V. (Thomas E. Vermilye). These letters are addressed to Charles at ""71 Bleecker St, New York,"" ""70 Bleecker St., New York,"" ""Care W. R. Vermilye, Esq., Wall St, New York,"" ""New York,"" and ""Box 275, Post-Office, New York City,"" and dated Albany, New York, 18 March 1836 - July 1840, except one letter, dated July 1840, from ""West Springfield."" Most of Abigail's letters center on family news, the social history of the town, men who try to court her, household and domestic affairs, etc. One letter, co-authored with Thomas E. Vermilye, has Vermilye inquiring about church ""bells"" that were for sale in New York City, later letters follow up on it. And in yet another letter Abigail informs her brother of a man trying to court her who is rather full of himself: ""Albany, 3 Jan 1838, ...We regretted very much indeed that Marg't did not get here before the 1st -- it is very awkward to talk without any assistance to 8 or 10 men at once, & tho' Ma was not out of the room many minutes at a time, that was the case whenever she was absent --for my part, I maintained my post faithfully from before 12 till 9, & was then lame in every joint, with standing. Ma & I played the agreeable with 102 gents: the first day & 26 with some shemales the 2nd. -- I really meant to write decently to-day, but it seems as if I had not time...."" ""Albany, 1 Feb 1838 I write, as usual, to forward a commission which, I hope, it will not be inconvenient for you to execute & speedily let me know the result. In the Commercial of Tuesday is an article headed, ""Church Bells."" According to your own acc't of your prowess recently among the ""belles,"" I conclude a commission on such a subject cannot be unpleasant!! -- I wish you would read the article & make some enquiries either at the Custom House (of D.S. Lyon perhaps) or of Mess'rs Fitch & Co. 55 Exchange Place, or both, respecting the weight of the largest, the price (including every charge), on what terms it can be procured from the Custom House, whether the sellers will warrant it sound, of fine tone, etc., if it is a foreign article etc etc. I very much wish you c'd hear the tone, or get the opinion of some good judge respecting the entire character of the article etc, & let me know as soon as may be. Our poor bell does not answer & we must have a new one: & if we c'd be certified that one of these would answer our purpose, our people w'd get it. (Inventory #: 030071)
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