STEPHEN VAN RENSSELAER (1764-1839). Van Rensselaer's wealth was completely inherited through a very generous land grant in the New World bestowed by the Dutch royalty. At one point, it is estimated he had up to 100,000 tenants living on his New York lands. Bucking tradition, he divided his lands among his ten children and within fifty years, his fortune was dispersed with the exception of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.


Stephan Van Rennsselaer’s Signed Personal Copy Of Gouverneur Morris’s An Oration, Upon The Death Of General Washington

STEPHEN VAN RENSSELAER (1765-1839) Lieutenant Governor of New York, American soldier and heir to one of the greatest estates in the New York area at the time. Copy of An Oration, Upon the Death of General Washington Signed on cover, “S. Rensselaer.” Twenty four pages, 5” x 7 1/2”. By Gouverneur Morris. Printed by John Furman, opposite City Hall, New-York. 1800. Slight toning. “Drew Theological Seminary Library” stamp on back of cover page with “Duplicate Discard” pencil notation. A choice Van Rensselaer item. Strong bound. Overall Extremely Fine.
Catalog: # AM-1349
Topic: Early Imprints
Price: $750.00