Manuscripts Division
William L. Clements Library
University of Michigan

Finding aid for
Henry Van Solingen Collection, 1820-1838

Finding aid created by
Meg Hixon, July 2012

Summary Information
Title: Henry Van Solingen collection
Creator: Van Solingen, Henry M.
Inclusive dates: 1820-1838
Bulk dates: 1820-1831
Extent: 30 items
Abstract:
This collection contains a letter book (72 pages) and 29 retained drafts of Dr. Henry M. Van Solingen's outgoing correspondence, which relate to his financial affairs. Much of the material concerns Van Solingen's ownership of land in northern Ohio during the early 19th century.

Language: The material is in English
Repository: William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan
909 S. University Ave.
The University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1190
Phone: 734-764-2347
Web Site: www.clements.umich.edu


Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

1998. M-4012.

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open for research.

Copyright:

Copyright status is unknown

Processing Information:

Cataloging funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC). This collection has been processed according to minimal processing procedures and may be revised, expanded, or updated in the future.

Preferred Citation:

Henry Van Solingen collection, William L. Clements Library, The University of Michigan


Arrangement

The retained drafts are arranged chronologically, with one undated item placed at the end.


Biography

Dr. Henry M. Van Solingen received a medical degree from Queen's College (now Rutgers University) in 1792, and later lived in New York City. He was a member of several professional organizations and served on the board of trustees for the University of the State of New York College of Physicians and Surgeons. He owned several farms in northern Ohio in the early 19th century. He married Henrietta Wynkoop (1775-1860).


Collection Scope and Content Note

This collection contains a letter book (72 pages) and 29 retained drafts of Dr. Henry M. Van Solingen's outgoing correspondence, which relate to his financial affairs. Much of the material concerns Van Solingen's ownership of land in northern Ohio during the early 19th century.

The letter book (September 26, 1821-March 1, 1828) and drafts (March [8], 1820-June 20, 1838) are made up of Dr. Van Solingen's letters to numerous correspondents, including William Townsend, Jacob Arnold, David B. Ogden, and others. Many of the drafts were written on cover sheets initially addressed to Van Solingen's wife, Henrietta Wynkoop; on the reverse side of printed invitations; or on partially printed financial documents. The annotated drafts often concern Van Solingen's farmland in Avery, Townsend, and Milan, Ohio, which he rented to settlers and later considered selling. In addition to Van Solingen's outgoing correspondence, the letter book also holds copies of a small number of his incoming business letters, mostly regarding rent payments and other financial affairs related to unspecified land holdings.

Subject Terms

    Subjects:
    • Land speculation--Ohio.
    • Milan (Ohio)
    • New York (N.Y.)
    • Real property--Ohio.
    • Rent.
    Genre Terms:
    • Drafts (documents)
    • Letter books.
    • Letters (correspondence)
    Contents List
       Container / Location    Title
    Volume   1  
    Henry Van Solingen collection [series]:
     
    Drafts,  March [8], 1820-June 20, 1838, and  undated
     
    Letter book,  September 26, 1821-March 1, 1828
    Additional Descriptive Data
    Related Materials

    The Clements Library also holds the Ogden family papers, pertaining to the immediate family of David B. Ogden.

    Bibliography

    Raven, John Howard. Catalogue of the Officers and Alumni of Rutgers College (originally Queen's College) in New Brunswick, N.J., 1766-1909. Trenton, N.J.: State Gazette publishing co., 1909.

    Shrady, John. The College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, and Its Founders, Officers, Instructors, Benefactors and Alumni: A History. New York: Lewis Publishing Co., 1903.

    Wynkoop, Richard. Wynkoop Genealogy in the United States of America. Third Edition. New York: The Knickerbocker Press, 1904.