Van Bergen Family
Papers, 1670-1823
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Quantity:  2 boxes (0.50 cubic ft.); 1 Extra-large document
Access: Open for research.
Alternative Formats: Daybook of Martin Gerritsen Van Bergen, 1749-1765, and memorandum book of sloop Delancey are available on microfilm: MB/FM,380.1092,V2186
Acquisition: Purchase, Pierce and Scopes, January 1940: includes the accretion of  bound manuscript accessions BD8191 and BD8196 which were originally purchased from John E. Scopes, September 1925

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Scope and Content Note:

This group of papers is related primarily the Van Bergen family's business ventures and commercial activities. Included are letters to Martin Gerritsen Van Bergen from family members and business associates, including Sir William Johnson. Also included are numerous accounts and receipts of Peter Van Bergen regarding supplies delivered to the military post at Oswego. These receipts detail the wide array of goods and services that were being bought and sold. Other business records include the daybook of debit-credit accounts kept by Martin Gerritsen Van Bergen, 1749/50-1761 that details the goods purchased by his customers; and memorandum book related to the sloop Delancey, which ran between New York and Albany.  Much of its cargo was lumber and furs.  These papers also contain documents relative to personal business and legal matters including bonds, deeds and receipts.

Container List:

Box Folder Contents
1 1 Letters to Martin Gerritsen Van Bergen A-M (No index)
1 2 Letters to Martin Gerritsen Van Bergen N-Z (No index)
1 3 Letters to Peter Van Bergen
1 4 Letters by and to persons other than Van Bergen
    Receipted Bills against Martin Gerritsen Van Bergen or against Martin Gerritsen Van Bergen as agent, 1746-1791:
1 5 Abeel, James. September 26, 1764, N.Y and May 22, 1766, N.Y.
Bancker, Evert Jr. September 28, 1772.
Barry and Blores. March 18, 1775, Albany.
Bayard, Nicholas Jr. (Martin Gerritsen Van Bergen agent for Mrs. Thomas Williams). March 29, 1760, New York.
Beekman, Gerard G. (Martin Gerritsen Van Bergen agent for Mrs. Thomas Williams). November 14, 1767, New York.
Blaau, Waldron. April 17, 1766, New York.
Bleecker, Jacobus. July 25, 1775, New York.
Bogert, Abraham. September 12, 1775, Albany.
Bogert, William. May 31, 1775, New York.
Bratt, John P. August 14, 1772, Albany.
Caldwell, James. October 14, 1774, Albany.
Caldwell, Joseph and James. 1774.
Coster. See Koster.
Cowan, James (Peter Van Bergen for Estate). June 27, 1788, Albany.
Crossfield and Totten. July 29, 1774, New York.
Cuyler, Abraham C. (Martin Gerritsen Van Bergen agent for Jonathan Willard). October 2, 1772, Albany.
Cuyler, Philip. November 14, 1766, Albany.
(De) Peyster, Nicholas. (1771). (fragment)
Dole, James - per Anthony Bratt. May 11, 1772, Albany.
Douw, Volckert. March 10, 1765.
Dover, John (2). July 5, 1771 and July 21, 1775.
Ernest, Matthew. July 14, 1775, N.Y.
Evertsen, Bernardus. May 8, 1774, Albany.
Glen, Cornelius. March 7, 1774, Albany.
Griffiths, John. August 27, 1765(?), New York.
Henry, Robert per Robert McClallin. September 6, 1764, Albany.
Hilton, William B. (Peter Van Bergen for Estate). March 10, 1786, Albany.
Koster, Henry - per Johannes G. Lansingh. n.d. New York.
Koster, Henry - per John Waters. April 29, 1746.
Koster, Henry - per Jacob Van Schaick. December 28, 1745, Albany.
Koster, Henry - per Wessel Van Schaick. February 28, 1748, Albany.
Lansing, John G. - Estate - per Gerrit Lansing Jr. March 7, 1791.
Lattouck, Isaac. July 24, 1762 and Albany 1764.
Lefferts, Dirck. November 4, 1767.
Loudon, Samuel. August 5, 1775, New York.
Macomb, John. June 20, 1762, Albany.
1 6 Pemberton, William. November 29, 1766, Albany.
Phelps, Elijah, Co. - per Adonijah Strong. July 31, 1775, Albany.
Quackenbush, Nicholas (2). November 3, 1767 and 1766.
Remsen, Hendrick. November 14, 1752.
Remsen, Hendrick - per Joris Remsen. November 7, 1759, New York.
Roome, Luke. October 4, 1753, N.Y.
Roseboom, John Minders (Martin Gerritsen Van Bergen agent for Cornelius Van Sleyck). May 5, 1746.
Shipboy, Thomas. December 6, 1769.
Sickels, Zacharias. 1767.
Stewart and Nicoll. November 19, 1774, New York.
Ten Broeck, Abraham (Martin Gerritsen Van Bergen agent for Jehoida Millerd). August 15, 1772, Albany.
Ten Eyck, Jacob H. June 25, 1746.
Tillman, John Jr. (Martin Gerritsen Van Bergen agent for John Tayler). February 22, 1775, Albany.
Van Antwerp, Jacobus. [1]763.
Van Dyck, Henry. November 15, 1766, Albany.
Van Schaick, Wessel. September 6, 1774, Albany.
Van Valkenburgh and Bloodgood. September 24, 1770, Albany.
Van Wyck, Theodorus. July 4, 1750, New York.
Van Zandt, Jacobus. 1764.
Veeder, Simon Johannis. Account for 1766-1774
Vreedenburgh, Wm. Jr. (1774).
Watts, John - per James Abeel. June 9, 1759, New York.
Wendell, Robert - per John De Peyster. January 19, 1754, Albany.
Willett, Elbert. March 6, 1769, Albany.
Yates, Abraham I. March 11, 1775, Albany.
    Receipts for accounts against Peter Van Bergen, 1770-1802 by:
1 7 - per William Davidson. November 6, 1781, Philadelphia.
Abeel, James. February 12, 1794, N.Y.
Albany County - per John C. Rumney(?). August 30, 1786, Albany.
Ashman, Justice - per David Klack. June 29, 1778, Albany.
Bloore, Joshua (2). May 4, 1784, Albany, and August 25, 1775.
Bostwick, Augustus. 1770.
Carey, John. August 23, 1785.
Cartright, Richard. July 29, 1778, Albany.
Cobham, James. November 5, 1773.
Cruikshank, Alexander. December 30, 1774, Albany.
Cumpton, Edward. December 30, 1784, Albany.
Enos, Dr. - per C.F. Lundegreen. December 2, 1784, Albany.
Gardiner, Hendrick. 1774.
Gay, Peter. December 16, 1777, Albany.
Gibson, Colin. March 27, 1783, Albany.
Hansen, Albert (2). January 10, 1791, Albany, and June 12, 1788, Albany.
Hilton, Peter. March 15, 1796, Albany.
Klink, George. January 8, 1782, Albany.
Lansing, Myndert. May 8, 1802, Albany.
Lewis, Robert - per John Lewis. 1787.
Lewis, Stewart. June 13, 1802, Albany.
Livingston, Philip - for Mrs. Livingston (2). June 6, 1774, N.Y., and June 24, 1774, N.Y.
McIhinney, John (2). March 17, 1785, Albany, and April 11, 1785, Albany.
Maley, John. December 7, 1777, Albany.
1 8 Oothoudt, Henry, Jeremiah Van Rensselaer, Christopher Yates. September 17, 1784.
Orr, Hugh. September 1, 1786.
Ostrander, John. November 12, 1785, Albany.
Porter, Giles W. and Ira. June 22, 1801.
Robison and Hale. June 13, 1785, Albany.
Roseboom, Myndert (Martin Gerritsen Van Bergen agent for Sarra McGin). November 12, 1785.
Schuyler, John. May 24, 1774, N.Y. & August 28, 1774, N.Y.
Shepherd, John. August 14, 1778, Albany.
Shipboy and Van Ingen. 1787.
Ten Eyck, Henry. July 24, 1778.
Tillman, Christopher. September 13, 1779, Albany.
Van Alen, John and Barent - per Barent Van Alen. June 8, 1792, Albany.
Van Antwerp, Daniel - per Mrs. Van Antwerp. January 30, 1786, Albany.
Van Buren, Leonard. 1784-1785.
Van Ingen, James. July 9, 1802, Albany.
Van Schaick, Jacob. 1771, Albany.
Van Schaick, John G. (2). July 6, 1774, Albany, and May 10, 1787, Albany.
Veeder, Volkert. October 25, 1784, Albany.
Verplanck, William. March 22, 1774, Albany.
Walsh and Staats - per J(?). G. Staats. January 10, 1786, Albany.
Watters, David - per John Erwin. April 11, 1804, Albany.
Willet, Elbert. June 1, 1785, Albany.
Yates, Peter W. - per John J. Cluet. October 14, 1776.
1 9 Receipts of Van Bergen family, 1756, 1773-1823. (8 items)
1 10 Receipts and bills involving persons other than Van Bergen, 1761-1782. (16 items)
1 11 Bond between John Graham, Martin G. Van Bergen, John McCrea and James Wilson.
1 12 Bond between William Johnson and Martin G. Van Bergen.
1 13 Certificates to commanding officer at Oswego, 1734/5 and 1735.
Adrian Van Slyk, John Visger, Jacob Verplanck and Cornelius Schermerhorn have entered strouds and rum for transport to Oswego. (3 items)
1 14 Certificate of Isaac Labagh for culling out the sloop DeLancey.
1 15 Daniel Campbell Jr.’s affidavit taken from James Stewart and James Patterson. April 24, 1766.
1 16 Papers re: Joseph White. (6 items)
1 17 SEE EL 1 (extra-large document)
1 18 Letter re: the names of the Proprietors of Sandgate.
1 19 Copy of a deed of Jurrejan Tunsen to Abraham Staats and Johannis Prevoost. August 24, 1670. (In Dutch)

Translation in Munsell’s Collections on the History of Albany, Vol. 4, pp. 468-9, and in Pearson’s Early Records of the City and County of Albany, Vol. 1, pp. 468-9

1 20 Copy of a bill of sale of the sloop Angell. March 15, 1748. Seller: Killiaen Van Rensselaer; purchasers: Henry Dow and Cornelis Sandford, Jr.
1 21 William Peters’s orders to Capt. Skanover to buy him sundry items.
1 22 Dirck Schuyler requests Capt. Garryson [sic] to pay for 42 loads of staves.
1 23 Copy of a certificate to Martin Van Bergen for a claim against the forfeited estate of Peter McClanen.                     
1 24 Memorandum to Capt. Garrison [sic] for purchases.
1 25 Scraps.
2 1 Memorandum Book of Sloop Delancey, 1763-1764. 1 v. (ca. 100 p.) 31 cm. (Also available on microfilm MB/FM,380.1092,V218). Transfer from single manuscript accession BD1896.
2 2 Daybook of debit-credit accounts kept by Martin Gerritsen Van Bergen, 1749/50-1761. 1 v. (102 p.) 38 cm.  (Also available on microfilm MB/FM,380.1092,V218). Transfer from single manuscript accession BD1891.
EL 1 Deed of sale between Mayor, Aldermen of Albany County and John J. Lansing. September 5, 1765 (from box 1 folder 17)
Last Updated: March 26, 2010