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Stephen Van Rensselaer Signed Agricultural Award for Albany County
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Stephen Van Rensselaer Signed Agricultural Award for Albany County

1p, measuring 8.25" x 11", Albany, New York, dated October 11, 1820. An agricultural award, No. 17, signed "Stephen Van Rensselaer" as President of the agricultural society. The document certifies that "Rufus Brown of the town of Bethlehem has this day exhibited to the Albany County Society For Promoting Agriculture and Domestic Manufactures the best two acres of wheat in said county for which he has received the Society's Premium, being a set of Silver tables poons worth fifteen Dollars…" Countersigned by "J. Alexander" as Secretary. The certificate is decorated with elaborate agricultural motifs. With flattened folds, some separations and loss of paper have been repaired with tape on the verso. Lightly toned, with dampstaining along the bottom edge. Spotting and foxing throughout. Large and bold signature.

Stephen Van Rensselaer III (1764-1839) was an American landowner, businessman, militia officer, and politician. At age 21, he gained control of Rensselaerswyck, his family's manor, and developed the land by encouraging tenants to settle it, granting them leases at moderate rates and encouraging them to invest their capital back into their farms and businesses. Van Rensselaer also served in the New York State Assembly and New York State Senate, and as Lieutenant Governor of New York. He was a strong supporter of higher education and served on the board of trustees for several schools and colleges. He founded the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute as well as Albany's public library and the city's Institute of History & Arts.

This item comes with a Certificate from John Reznikoff, a premier authenticator for both major 3rd party authentication services, PSA and JSA (James Spence Authentications), as well as numerous auction houses.

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Stephen Van Rensselaer Signed Agricultural Award for Albany County

1p, measuring 8.25" x 11", Albany, New York, dated October 11, 1820. An agricultural award, No. 17, signed "Stephen Van Rensselaer" as President of the agricultural society. The document certifies that "Rufus Brown of the town of Bethlehem has this day exhibited to the Albany County Society For Promoting Agriculture and Domestic Manufactures the best two acres of wheat in said county for which he has received the Society's Premium, being a set of Silver tables poons worth fifteen Dollars…" Countersigned by "J. Alexander" as Secretary. The certificate is decorated with elaborate agricultural motifs. With flattened folds, some separations and loss of paper have been repaired with tape on the verso. Lightly toned, with dampstaining along the bottom edge. Spotting and foxing throughout. Large and bold signature.

Stephen Van Rensselaer III (1764-1839) was an American landowner, businessman, militia officer, and politician. At age 21, he gained control of Rensselaerswyck, his family's manor, and developed the land by encouraging tenants to settle it, granting them leases at moderate rates and encouraging them to invest their capital back into their farms and businesses. Van Rensselaer also served in the New York State Assembly and New York State Senate, and as Lieutenant Governor of New York. He was a strong supporter of higher education and served on the board of trustees for several schools and colleges. He founded the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute as well as Albany's public library and the city's Institute of History & Arts.

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