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N.Y. Central R.R. Ledger Sheet signed by Matthew Vassar Jr. & John Vanderbilt - 1855 dated Autograph

Inv# AG2665   Bond
State(s): New York
Years: 1855

9 page N.Y. Central R.R. Ledger Sheets signed by Matthew Vassar, Jr., and John Vanderbilt. Large sheets measure 11 1/4" x 17 1/4".

Matthew Vassar (April 29, 1792 – June 23, 1868) was an English-born American brewer, merchant and philanthropist. He founded Vassar College, a women’s college, in 1861. He was a cousin of John Ellison Vassar. The city of Vassar, Michigan, is named after him. Matthew Vassar was born on April 29, 1792, in East Dereham, Norfolk, England, to James and Ann Bennett Vassar, farmers of French Huguenot ancestry (Vasseur) who emigrated from England. In 1796, they arrived in New York State and settled on a farm along Wappinger's Creek on land that had been part of the 1685 Rombout Patent near Manchester Bridge in Dutchess County. While the farmhouse was being built, the family lived on the Filkintown Road, at what is now the intersection of Main and Church Streets. In 1801, James Vassar brewed ale with barley grown from seeds his brother Thomas brought from Norfolk. Demand for the ale was such that, in 1801, James Vassar sold the farm and bought a lot between Main and Mill Streets in the village of Poughkeepsie from Baltus Van Kleeck to build a brewery. When Vassar was 14 years old, his parents had him apprenticed to a tanner. Read more at

John Vanderbilt (January 28, 1819 – May 16, 1877) was an American lawyer and politician from New York. He was the son of John Vanderbilt (1794–1842) and Sarah Lott (1795–1859). He was baptised on February 21 at the Flatbush Reformed Dutch Church. He was First Judge of the Kings County Court from 1844 to 1847. On July 8, 1846, he married Gertrude Lott Lefferts (1824–1902), daughter of Congressman John Lefferts. He was a member of the New York State Senate (2nd D.) in 1852 and 1853. At the New York state election, 1856, he ran on the Democratic ticket for Lieutenant Governor of New York, but was defeated by Republican Henry R. Selden. In 1881, his widow published The Social History of Flatbush. Read more at

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