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At the Institute’s core is the Gilder Lehrman Collection, one of the great archives in American history. More than 70,000 items cover five hundred years of American history, from Columbus’s 1493 letter describing the New World to soldiers’ letters from World War II and Vietnam. Explore primary sources, visit exhibitions in person or online, or bring your class on a field trip.

Van Renselaer, Hendryck Legal bond

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.00338 Author/Creator: Van Renselaer, Hendryck Place Written: New York, New York Type: Manuscript document signed Date: 1696 Pagination: 2 p. 19.4 x 34.8 cm

Hendryck van Renselaer signed this legal bond from Philip French.

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