Van Loan - Brandow Collection


Vedder Research Library
90 County Highway 42
Coxsackie, NY 12051

Access Number



Morton Van Loan and Family


.3 Cu. Ft. (1 Box)

Languages Present

English, Dutch

Date Range

1735 - 1963

Historical Note

The Brandow and Van Loan families are two of the oldest families of Greene County, NY. Members of these intermarried families settled this section of the Hudson Valley during the early 18th century with particular focus in the area now comprising the township of Athens on the Eastern side of modern Greene County along the Hudson River. The Brandows were notable property owners, William Brandow also being an Albany County Constable in the 1760s. Much of the material in this collection deals with William Brandow and his house which still stands along Route 385 in Athens across from the intersection of Howard Hall Road. 

Summary of Contents

The collection contains excellent examples of legal and financial papers, and much of the content was created during the period surrounding the American Revolution. Many late colonial era documents are represented including numerous Indentures from the mid 18th century, some in excellent condition and almost all perfectly legible throughout. Also included are numerous pieces of personal and business correspondence and handwritten receipts of transactions conducted from as early as the mid 1750s onwards.


Items are placed in folders that correspond to the family member who was either the subject of or creator of the documents housed within.


Documentation available within collection

Processing Details

None Available


Collection processor information unavailable, finding aid published Fall 2016 by Jonathan Palmer


Materials are available to examine on-site at the Vedder Research Library in Coxsackie, New York during posted hours as found on the repository’s website.

Access Restrictions


Use Restrictions

Researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming to current copyright laws. Duplication of print and photographic materials without express permission of library staff is strictly prohibited. 

Citing material

Identification of Item, Folder, Box, Collection Name, Date Range. Vedder Research Library, Greene County Historical Society, Coxsackie NY. 

Contents of Collection

Itemized list of collection provided on request when available by calling or emailing the Vedder Research Library during posted hours. 

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