Van Schaick-Baldwin
Papers, 1750-1895
SC11881

Acquisition: Purchased by the New York State Library from Frank Thomas, 1947
Access: Open to research
Processed by: Fred Bassett, Assistant Librarian, Manuscripts and Special Collections, March 1987

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Series Description
1 Correspondence
The majority of the letters were addressed to William W. and Catherine Van Schaick Baldwin, 1830-1895. Letters written before 1830 were mostly to Henry Van Schaick and Walter Baldwin. Also included in the collection are letters to Augustus Walter, 1805-1868.
2 Business Papers
Business records for the maintenance and production of family land on Van Schaick Island (Cohoes) 1830-1871. This includes account ledgers, day books, sales books, bills and receipts. Also included are records and policies of the Albany Insurance Company, 1848-1870.     
3 Estate Papers and Land Records
Legal documents and estate inventories of Gerard Van Schaick, Henry Van Schaick and Catherine Van Schaick Baldwin and William W. Baldwin. Land records of Van Schaick family property in Albany, Cohoes, Lansingburg (Troy), Waterford and Watervliet, New York.
4 Personal Papers, ca. 1850-1890
Material that belonged to Catherine V.S. Baldwin, such as genealogical notes, invitations, photographs, poetry, and prose.

Additional papers of Van Schaick and allied families are available in SC10442, SC10837 and SC17284.

Box and Folder List
Box Folder Contents


Correspondence, 1750-1895

1

1 1750-1829

2 1830-1839

3 1840-1849

4 1850-1859

5 1860-1869

6 1870-1879

7 1880-1895


Business Papers and Records

2


Van Schaick Island:

1 Men’s Account Book, 1864

2 Day Book, 1864

3 Day Book, 1865

4 Day Book, 1866

5 Sales Book, 1864-1865

6 Sales Book, 1866

7 Time Book, 1871

3


Bills and Receipts

1 1800-1839

2 1840-1849

3 1850-1869

4 1870-1890

5 Account Ledgers, 1840-1885

6 Household Accounts, 1805-1807

7 Milk Book, Van Schaick Island, 1865-1867

8 Insurance Policies, 1848-1868

9 Albany Insurance Co. Report

10 Augustus Walter, Business Papers, 1860-1865


Estate Papers and Land Records

4


Gerard Van Schaick Estate, 1823-1838

1 Accounts, 1823-1838

2 Receipts, 1830-1835


Henry Van Schaick Estate, 1822-1830

3 Inventories and Accounts

4 Receipts

5 Agreements with Anthony Van Schaick


Land Records, 1775-1840

6 Albany County

7 Rensselaer County

8 Saratoga County

9 New York State

5

  Baldwin, William and Catherine V.S., 1830-1860

1 Settlement of Van Schaick Estate, 1846

2 Accounts and Inventories

3 Land Records, 1867-1882

4 Hermanville Long Island Real Estate Development

5 Land Surveys


Personal Papers, ca. 1850-1890

6 Genealogy

7 Invitations and Announcements

8 Photographs

9 Poetry

10 Writings

11 Miscellaneous
Last Updated: June 1, 2010