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D. Levin Clarkson Letterbook

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1988-115

Scope and Content

This collection consists of a single letterbook maintained by Levin Clarkson, of New York City. The bound volume contains copies of letters written by Clarkson while acting in capacity as executor of the estate of his uncle David (probably David Clarkson). Most of the letters are addressed to other family members, including David Augustus Clarkson, Augustus L. Clarkson, Elizabeth Clarkson, and Lavinia Clarkson. Other letters are addressed to C. N. S. Rowland and R. A. Stone. Most of the letters relate to various facets of the estate, including Utica Railroad stock, real estate, and pew rentals at Trinity Church and St. John's Chapel, New York. (The letters to R. A. Stone appear to relate to management of a farm.) Also included are statements of the estate accounts.

Dates

  • 1847 - 1848

Creator

Language of Materials

The materials in the collection are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open to research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

The copyright status of this collection is unknown. Copyright restrictions may apply. Contact Special Collections and University Archives for assistance in determining the use of these materials.

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Biographical / Historical

The contents of this collection appear to relate entirely to a single Clarkson family of Potsdam, New York, and New York City, but the collection does not contain enough information for confirmation of identities. Names found in the collection are Levinus, David L., Augustus L., Lavinia, and Elizabeth Clarkson, with the implication that all were siblings. Various online sources identify these Clarksons as being children of Levinus (1765-1845) and Ann Mary Van Horne (1778-1856) Clarkson of Potsdam, New York, and New York City.

Extent

0.1 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Abstract

Letterbook maintained by D. Levin Clarkson, a resident of New York City in the mid-19th century, containing copies of letters concerning administration of an estate.

Source of Acquisition

The D. Levin Clarkson Letterbook was purchased by Special Collections and University Archives in 1988.

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the D. Levin Clarkson Letterbook by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).

Processing Information

The processing and description of the D. Levin Clarkson Letterbook commenced and was completed in May, 2021.

Title
D. Levin Clarkson Letterbook, 1847-1848
Author
John M. Jackson
Date
2021 (CC0 1.0)
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Revision Statements

  • 2020-08-26: Finding aid notes updated to new department standards. juliags
  • 2021-04-22: LM Rozema added subjects and missing notes for an unprocessed collection, added FA title, added FA date from EAD, and added component with instances previously attached to collection level.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech Repository

Contact:
Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries (0434)
560 Drillfield Drive
Newman Library, Virginia Tech
Blacksburg Virginia 24061 US
540-231-6308