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A journall, with observations on my travail from Boston in N.E. to N.Y., New Jersies, & Philadelphia...
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A descendant of the first patroon, Kiliaen Van Rensselaer, Stephen was the son of Stephen (1742-69) and Catherine (Livingston) Van Rensselaer. A Federalist, he served in the state assembly and the state senate, and was lieutenant governor from 1795-1801. From 1822 to 1829 he was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives. In 1824 he established a school at Troy, N.Y., which later became Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. The subject was the great-grandfather of the donor.
Gift of Kiliaen Van Rensselaer V, in memory of Stephen Van Rensselaer
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