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Accession number 2011.18
Call Number MS.2011.18
Collection Manuscript and Archives Collection
Title Rhinelander (Frederick W.) family papers, 1842-1911
Date 1842-1911
Creator Rhinelander, Frederick
Extent of Description 0.209 linear feet
Scope & Content This collection contains approximately 35 letters, 67 photographs, and other material from the extended family of Frederick William Rhinelander of New York and Newport.

The letters reveal domestic and business matters from Frederick and his wife, Frances Skinner Rhinelander to and from their children. Also, letters between the children from New York, Newport, St. Paul's School in Concord, NH and Harvard University. Other family members mentioned are the Newbolds, Kings, Joneses, and Edgars.

Highlights include charming illustrated letters from Helen Rhinelander to her older brother Thomas "Maso," describing childhood activities in New York and Newport. Attending parties and playing games with friends and cousins such as Edith "Pussy" Jones, later Edith Wharton.

Other highlights include, attending theater productions at Madison Square by the actor Edwin Booth (brother of John Wilkes Booth); refusing to attend Theodore Roosevelt's wedding because of heavy rain.

Also included in the gift is an engraved copper plate of Skinner coat of arms, with several printed bookplates.
Admin/Biographical History Frederick William Rhinelander (1828-1904) was born in New York to his father of the same name and Mary Lucy Ann Stevens Rhinelander. He graduated from Columbia College in 1847. In 1851, he married Frances D. Skinner, daughter of the Revered Thomas H. Skinner. Together, they had eight children, Mary, Frances, Ethel, Frederick William Jr, Alice, Helen, Thomas Newbold, and Philip.

He was a member of the Knickerbocker, City and Southside Sportmen's Clubs, the Downtown Association, the Mendelssohn Glee Club and the American Geographical Society. He served as vice president and president of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He died of heart failure in Sturbridge, Mass in September, 1904.
System of arrangement This collection is arranged into one series.
I. Family papers
People Cameron, Helen Rhinelander, Mrs.
King, Ethel Rhinelander, Mrs.
Rhinelander, Alice K.
Rhinelander, Frances Skinner, Mrs.
Rhinelander, Frederick W.
Rhinelander, Frederick W., Jr.
Rhinelander, Philip M.
Rhinelander, Thomas Newbold
Rives, Mary Rhinelander, Mrs.
Skinner, Thomas H.
Skinner, Nancy
Cameron, Lewis
Subjects Correspondence
Bookplates
Report cards
Search Terms King family
LeRoy family
Edgar family
Finding Aids Guide to the Frederick W. Rhinelander family papers, 1842-1911
Archivist Lippincott, Bert
Containers Cameron, Helen fourth prepatory report card
Cameron, Helen report card from National Cathedral School
Skinner, Thomas H. bookplate
Copper printing plate
Rhinelander, Frances Skinner letter to mother
Valentine poem
Rhinelander, John, R. letter to Frederick Rhinleander
Rhinelander, Frederick letter to Frances Skinner Rhinelander
Rhinelander, Frederick letter to mother
Rhinelander, Thomas Newbold letter to Frederick W. Rhinelander
Rhinelander, Frederick letter to F
Skinner, Nancy letter to her family
Cameron, Helen Rhinelander letter to Thomas Newbold Rhinelander
Cameron, Helen Rhinelander letter to Thomas Newbold Rheinlander
Rhinelander, Philip M. letter to Thomas Newbold Rhinelander
Rhinelander, Philip M. letter to Thomas Newbold Rhinelander
Cameron, Helen Rhinelander letter to Thomas Newbold Rhinelander
Rhinelander, Frederick letter to Thomas Newbold Rhinelander
Cameron, Helen Rhinelander letter to Thomas Newbold Rhinelander
Cameron, Helen Rhinelander letter to Thomas Newbold Rhinelander
Cameron, Helen Rhinelander letter to Thomas Newbold Rhinelander
Cameron, Helen Rhinelander letter to Thomas Newbold Rhinelander
Rhinelander, Helen letter to Thomas Newbold Rhinelander
Rhinelander, Helen letter to Thomas Newbold Rhinelander
Rhinelander, Frederick letter to Ethel Rhinelander King
Unknown author letter to Mary
Rhinelander, Thomas Newbold letter to Frances Skinner Rhinelander
ARR letter to Thomas Newbold Rhinelander
Rhinelander, Frederick W. letter to Ethel Rhinelander
Rhinelander, Frederick W. letter to Grandmama
Rhinelander, Helen letter to Thomas Newbold Rhinelander
Skinner, Nancy letter to family
Cameron, Lewis letter to Rhinelander, Ethel
Mother letter to Frances Skinner Rhinelander
Mother letter to Frances Skinner Rhinelander
Cameron, Helen Rhinelander letter to Thomas Newbold Rhinelander
Cameron, Helen Rhinelander letter to Thomas Newbold Rhinelander
Cameron, Helen Rhinelander letter to Thomas Newbold Rhinelander
Aevis, Bous letter to Isaac Wilcox
Photographs