Guide to the Papers of John C. Ten Eyck 1860-1874 MG 366

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Descriptive Summary
Biographical Note
Scope and Content Note
Arrangement
Restrictions
Access Points
Related Material
Administrative Information
Bibliography

Container List

Correspondence


Guide to the Papers of John C. Ten Eyck
1860-1874
MG 366
The New Jersey Historical Society
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Inventory prepared by Laura Ruttum as part of the “Farm to City” project funded by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Finding aid encoded by Laura Ruttum. January 2004. Production of the EAD 2002 version of this finding aid was made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Finding aid written in English.


Descriptive Summary

Creator: John C. Ten Eyck
Title: John C. Ten Eyck Papers
Dates: 1860-1874
Abstract: This collection consists of eight letters written by John C. Ten Eyck between the years 1860 and 1875. They consist of business, legal and personal correspondence, as well as two letters of reference written by Senator Ten Eyck on another’s behalf.
Quantity: 0.04 linear feet (4 folders)
Collection Number: MG 366

Biographical Note

John Conover Ten Eyck (1814-1879) was elected in 1859 to serve as U.S. Senator from New Jersey. His service as Senator began on March 4, 1859 and ended March 3, 1865, at which time he was not reelected to office.

Ten Eyck was born on March 12, 1814 in Freehold, New Jersey, and educated in the law under private tutors. He was admitted to the New Jersey bar in 1835 and appointed as prosecutor of due Pleas in Burlington County in 1839, a position he held for ten years. John Ten Eyck served as a delegate to the state constitutional convention in 1844.

In 1859. Ten Eyck was elected as a Republican Senator from the state of New Jersey, in which role he also served one year on the Senate Judiciary Committee. In 1875 he was appointed to the commission revising the New Jersey Constitution, and briefly served as president of said commission. John C. Ten Eyck died in Mount Holly, New Jersey on August 24, 1879, and lies buried in St. Andrew’s Cemetery.

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Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of eight letters written by John C. Ten Eyck between the years 1860 and 1875. The collection contains business, legal and personal correspondence, as well as two letters of reference written by Senator Ten Eyck on another’s behalf.

The two letters written to the editor of the Congressional Globe make reference to requests to receive copies of the Globe. It is likely that he intended these copies to supplement his personal law library, as the Congressional Globe contains the congressional debates of the 23rd through the 42nd U.S. Congresses (1833-1873). The Globe was succeeded by the modern Congressional Record.

Two letters written to the Secretary of the Navy, Gideon Welles, serve as letters of reference for John A. Burrough, who was interested in obtaining a Lieutenancy in the Marine Corps; and Thomas Potter, Esq., for whom Ten Eyck had written a recommendation for appointment to the position of Adjutant Paymaster in the Navy.

Correspondents include: H.C. Carey, L.J. Cist, B. Perry, J.C. Rives, Charles Scott, Gideon Welles, and the editor of the Congressional Globe.

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Arrangement

This collection is arranged by type of letter and chronological order therein.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

There are no access restrictions on this collection.

Photocopying of materials is limited and no materials may be photocopied without permission from library staff.

Use Restrictions

Researchers wishing to publish, reproduce, or reprint materials from this collection must obtain permission.

The New Jersey Historical Society complies with the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code), which governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions and protects unpublished materials as well as published materials.

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Access Points

The entries below represent persons, organizations, topics, and forms documented in this collection.
Subject Names:
Burrough, John A.
Carey, H.C.
Cist, Lewis J. (Lewis Jacob), 1818-1885.
Perry, B.
Potter, Thomas.
Rives, John Cook, 1796-1864.
Scott, Charles.
Ten Eyck, John C. (John Conover), 1814-1879.
Welles, Gideon, 1802-1878.
Subject Organizations:
United States. Congress. Senate.
United States. Congress. Senate. Judiciary Committee.
Subject Topics:
New Jersey. Constitutional Convention (1844)
United States. Navy–Appointments and retirements.
Subject Places:
Burlington (N.J.)
Mount Holly (N.J.)
Washington (D.C.)
Document Types:
Business letters.
Legal correspondence.
Letters of recommendation.
Personal correspondence.
Subject Occupations
Legislators–United States.
Politicians–New Jersey.

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Related Material

For related materials in print on John C. Ten Eyck, see:

Ten Eyck, John C. (1864). Reconstruction in the States: Speech of Hon. John C. Ten Eyck, of New Jersey: Delivered in the Senate of the United States on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 1864. Washington D.C.: L. Towers and Company.

For related collections on John C. Ten Eyck at the New Jersey Historical Society, see:

Manuscript Group 27, Boggs Family Papers

Manuscript Group 28, Marcus L. Ward Papers

For related collections on John C. Ten Eyck at other institutions, see:

Manuscript Collection 830, Charles Lanman Papers, Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers University

Manuscript Collection 857, Henry Woodhull Green Papers, Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers University

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as: Manuscript Group 366, John C. Ten Eyck Papers, The New Jersey Historical Society.

Acquisition Information

This collection was purchased in 1957 by the New Jersey Historical Society.

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Bibliography

Retrieved September 24, 2003, from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, http://bioguide.congress.gov

Retrieved September 24, 2003, from the Library of Congress American Memory Project, http://memory.loc.gov

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Container List

Correspondence

Box Folder Title Date
1 1 Business Correspondence 1860-1864
1 2 Letters of Reference and Related Materials 1861-1864
1 3 Legal Correspondence 1862 July 1
1 4 Personal Correspondence 1874 Nov 4

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