Henry Remsen

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Henry Remsen, Jr.

Henry Remsen, Jr. (1762-1843) was a financier and bank executive in New York City. He also served as private secretary to Thomas Jefferson during Jefferson's presidency. Collection contains correspondence and legal papers of Henry Remsen, Jr. and his family. Bulk of the correspondence consists of letters from Remsen to his son, Henry R. Remsen, and to his sister Caroline. In addition to family affairs, letters concern fiscal and political matters. Also, some business and personal correspondence including letters from Charles Willson Peale to Remsen concerning inheritance problems; legal papers; and papers relating to the estates of the Remsen and Brinckerhoff families.