Our Collection

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.

Schuyler, Peter Indenture between Peter Schuyler and his brother

High-resolution images are available to schools and libraries via subscription to American History, 1493-1943. Check to see if your school or library already has a subscription. Or click here for more information. You may also order a pdf of the image from us here.

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.00794 Author/Creator: Schuyler, Peter Place Written: Albany, New York Type: Manuscript document Date: 1707/08/16 Pagination: 1p. + docket 31.3 x 20.8 cm

Summary of Content: Legal document that attests to and explains a financial indenture made between Peter Schuyler and his brother. Peter is obliged to make payments to the genreal estate of his brother. The document contains seven signatures at the bottom, including [Brant] Schulyer, Johannes Schuyler, G[illegible] van Cortlandt, R Livingston, Alida Livingston, John Collins, and Margaret Collins.


Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: LawFinanceEstateWomen's HistoryChildren and Family

Sub Era:

Order a Copy Citation Guidelines for Online Resources