Vander Veer Family
Papers, 1860-1935, bulk dates 1880-1927

Quantity: 24 boxes (12 cu. ft.
Access: Open for research
Acquisition: Gift of Dr. A Vander Veer, June 19, 1922
Processed By: H. E. Weltin, Senior Librarian

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Historical and Biographical Note:

The Vander Veer Family Papers document the lives and professional activities of members of the family of Albert Vander Veer, a prominent Albany physician and professor of surgery at Albany Medical College during the latter part of the nineteenth century and the early decades of the twentieth century.

Albert Vander Veer was born on July 10, 1841 in Root, New York (Montgomery County).  At age 18 he began to study medicine under his first preceptor, Dr. Simeon Snow of Currytown, New York (Montgomery County). In May 1862 he enlisted in the United States Medical Corps, one of the original hundred men commissioned as United States medical cadets. His medical training continued throughout the Civil War and in the years immediately following before Albert returned to Albany in 1867 to begin building his practice there. He married Margaret Snow, the daughter of Dr. Snow, on June 5, 1867, and together they had six children, three of whom lived to adulthood. These sons, Edgar, James, and Albert, Jr., also became noted physicians in their own right. (A full biography of Albert Vander Veer can be found in Box 21 Folder 4.  See also Dictionary of American Biography, 1943)

Albert was an energetic advocate for his profession. He lectured, taught, and wrote extensively on medical subjects, and was a strong proponent of licensing for physicians. He was an ardent supporter of the medical department of the New York State Library, and was involved in the effort to rebuild it following the 1911 fire. He also served on the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York from 1895 to1905 and from 1906 to 1927, holding the office of Chancellor in 1921. He died at the age of 88 on December 19, 1929.

James Newell Vander Veer, one of Albert's sons, is also well represented in this collection. He was born December 12, 1877, and received his medical training at Albany Medical College.  During the World War I he served as a lieutenant in the medical corps with the American Expeditionary Force. Upon returning to Albany he built a practice for himself, specializing in urology.  At various times he also served as director for both Bender Laboratory and St. Peter's Hospital.  He married Ada Holt in December 3, 1908, and had a son by her named Adrian Holt Vander Veer, who was born November 4, 1909.  It is not known whether this marriage was terminated by death or divorce, but James did marry again on April 22, 1935, to Ellen (or Ellyn) Randall Becker. This second marriage did not last long as James himself died after a prolonged illness on May 15, 1937.

Housed in this collection also is a small number of papers belonging to Norman L. Snow, Albert Vander Veer's brother-in-law (Norman Leslie Snow was a son of Dr. Simeon Snow and a brother of Margaret E. Snow Vander Veer). Dr. Snow was also a colleague of Dr. Vander Veer at the Albany Medical College. Additional material from Norman L. Snow can be found in Manuscripts and Special Collections' Single Accession 20173. During the Civil War, Snow was a surgeon with 153rd New York Infantry, and the letters that make up Single Accession 20173 provide information on medical care provided to soldiers injured in battle and comment upon the crowded, unsanitary conditions of army hospitals.

The Vander Veer family has deep roots in eastern New York State, having descended from Cornelise Janse Vander Veer who emigrated to New Amsterdam (now New York City) in 1659 and moved into the Mohawk Valley in 1753. The Vanderveer Family Land Papers, 1773-1859 (SC13998), in Manuscripts and Special Collections contains deeds, leases and agreements for land in the Town of Glen belonging to relatives of Albert Vander Veer's direct family.

A detailed genealogy of Albert's branch of the Vander Veer family can be found at
http://www.schenectadyhistory.org/families/hmgfm/vanderveer-1.html (as of September 12, 2007).

Scope and Content Note:

This collection contains the professional and personal papers of Dr. Albert Vander Veer and other members of his family, as well as family correspondence, postcards and photographs.

Records relating to Albert's practice of medicine predominate, and include patient records as well as articles he wrote and lectures he presented to medical students and colleagues. Other facets of Albert's public life are documented in this collection, such as his activity on the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York and various medical societies, and his advocacy for the medical department of the New York State Library. He was eager to share his medical knowledge with the general public, writing articles published in newspapers and popular magazines and speaking on health and medicine topics to non-medical groups such Y.M.C.A. chapters.  Proud of his Dutch heritage, Albert was an active member in the Holland Society of New York, which is represented in a large amount of correspondence and communications from that group.

The Vander Veer Family Papers preserves a small amount of James Newell Vander Veer's personal and professional papers, and a smaller amount of papers from Norman L. Snow.  Surgery clinics presented by Dr. Snow are also recorded in a number of the reports in the Clinic Reports series.

Other Vander Veer family members are addressed in personal correspondence and pictured in photographs, and some of Edgar Vander Veer's professional work in medicine is documented in this collection.

The collection is divided into three series:

  • Clinic Reports
  • Papers
  • Photographs

Clinic Reports-A major part of a medical student's training at the Albany Medical College was the practical clinics.  Students were apparently expected to write up each case they saw in the clinics, and turn these reports in to their instructors.  The notations "First Prize" and "Second Prize" that appear in a few of these volumes indicate that the reports may have been judged in an academic competition.

Albert taught surgical clinics, as did Dr. Norman L. Snow, along with other faculty members.  Albert is presumed to be the "Dr. Vander Veer" referred to in the reports, although James N. Vander Veer is named as a surgical clinic instructor in a report for 1913 (Box 9, Folder 4).

Where the student authors' names are known they are listed, but many used pseudonyms-often Latin words and phrases such as "Chirugus Incipiens." "Solicitudo," "Nitere succedere," "Pax vobiscum," or "Sine labor nihil agitur," or the names of ancient physicians such as Galen or Hippocrates.

Although the clinic reports are listed here in chronological order, the actual volumes are of such disparate sizes that they could not be efficiently packed and filed in order. Boxes 1-9 contain the volumes in chronological order that fit in a letter-size box, Boxes 10-12 contain the volumes fitting in a legal size box, and Box 13 contains one legal-size and one folio-size item.

Papers-The bulk of the collection is taken up by the personal and professional papers of Dr. Albert Vander Veer, although other family members are represented, particularly in the correspondence.  The professional activities of Dr. James Newell Vander Veer and Dr. Norman L. Snow are also represented to a smaller extent, as described above.

Photographs-Many family and travel pictures, a few portraits of Albert Vander Veer, and one believed to be of James.  This series also contains a small number of medical photographs and plates to accompany articles or presentations and illustrate examples of disease or injury.

Processing Notes:

The following items were removed from this collection and cataloged separately:

Contes choisis la fantasie et l'histoire par Alphonse Daudet avec deux eaux-fortes de Edmond Morin (1916) inscribed to James N. Vander Veer "From your friends of France. Very sincerely and faithfully / G. Chaillous / Maurice Chaillous / Angers January 1921" (alternatively, the last name might be Chaillons or similar).  Transferred to Rare Books.

Catalog for Clayton Machine Type "M" for Disinfecting and Fumigating, a Product of the Clayton Fire Extinguishing and Disinfecting Company Ltd. of London.  Removed from the papers of James N. Vander Veer which document his career as an Army surgeon.  Transferred to Rare Books.

"Spokane: The Greatest Railroad Center of the Pacific Coast, with Statistical Data Pertaining to Its Growth and the Resources of its Surrounding Country," map and information about the region around Spokane, Wash. (2 copies).  ca. 1893.  Transferred to the Broadsides Collection.

The items listed below have been transferred into SC16580:

PRI0955-9, "A. Vander Veer [picture]," is now in Box 24/P-6, Folder 1.

PRI0955-10, "Sincerely yours, Albert Vander Veer [picture]," is now in Box 24/P-6, Folder2.

PRI0955-11 PIECE 1, "[Photograph of Albert Vander Veer]," is now in Box 24/P-6, Folder 3.

Single Accession 10870, "James N. Vander Veer's notes on army correspondence courses-medical, advanced course," is now in Box 22, Folder 10.

Single Accession 13963, Certificate from New York State Governor Martin H. Glynn naming James N. Vanderveer [sic] a delegate at the National Rivers and Harbors Congress, is now in Box 22, Folder 11.

613-67 Pam, Manual for the Medical Department, United States Army, 1916: Corrected to April 15, 1917 (Changes nos. 1 and 2), is now in Box 22, Folder 7.  This copy has been heavily annotated by James N. Vander Veer.

Clinic Reports

Box Folder Description
1 1 Report prepared by W.O. Stillwater (T.D. Worden, copyist), of clinics held by Dr. Vander Veer and others at Albany City Hospital. (320609)  Includes index and separate note at front of volume.  September 9, 1876-January 20, 1877
1 2 Report of clinics held at Albany Hospital. (320610) Includes table of contents, list of illustrations, illustrations, and index.  October 11, 1879-February. 14, 1880
1 3 Report of clinics held at Albany Medical College. (320611) Includes table of contents, illustrations. October 11, 1879-December 22, 1879
1 4 Report prepared by A. M. Heath of surgical clinics held by Drs. Vander Veer and Ward at Albany Hospital. (320612) Includes index and separate illustrations at front of volume. October 9, 1880-February 26, 1881
10 1 Report prepared by Dr. W.S. De Golia of clinics held by Drs. Vander Veer and Ward. (320614) Includes table of contents. October 8, 1881-February 18, 1882
2 1 Report of surgical clinics held at Albany City Hospital. (320613) Includes index.  October 8, 1881-February 18, 1882
2 2 Report prepared by "Medicus Junevis" of clinics held by Dr. Vander Veer and others. (320615) Includes index. September 16, 1883-February 24, 1883.
2 3 Report of surgical clinics held by Drs. Vander Veer and Snow at Albany Hospital. (320617) Includes index. September 10, 1884-February 28, 1885
2 4 Report of surgical clinics held by Drs. Vander Veer and Snow at Albany Hospital. (320616) Includes index. September 9, 1884-February 28, 1885
3 1 Report of special clinics held by Dr. Vander Veer and others. (320619) Includes index. September 11, 1885-February 27, 1886
3 2 Report of surgical clinics. (320618) The first section (labeled Volume 1 by the report's author) covers clinics held at Albany Hospital and cases presented by Dr. Vander Veer to the class. The second section (labeled Volume 2 by the author) covers clinics held at St. Peter's Hospital. Includes separate indexes for each volume. September 10, 1885-February 27, 1886
3 3 Report prepared by J.M. McClellan, Jr., of special clinics held by Drs. Vander Veer, Hailes, and Morrow at St. Peter's Hospital and City hospitals. (320622)  September 29, 1886-March 1, 1887
3 4 Report of surgical clinics held by Dr. Hailes at St. Peter's and City hospitals.  (320621) October 16, 1886-March 12, 1887
4 1 Report of surgical clinics held by Drs. Vander Veer, Morrow, and Hailes at Albany City Hospital. (320620) Includes index. September 25, 1886-March 12, 1887
4 2 Report prepared by J.M. McClellan of surgical clinics held by Drs. Vander Veer, Morrow, and Hailes. (320623) September 25, 1886-March 12, 1887
4 3 Report of surgical clinics. (320625) Includes table of contents (labeled "index").  September 24, 1887-March 10, 1888
10 2 Report of clinics held by Drs. Vander Veer, Hailes, and Morrow at Albany City Hospital, St. Peter's Hospital, and Child's Hospital. (320627) Includes statistical data and index. September 28, 1889-March 15, 1890
13 1 Report prepared by J. Hunter, Jr. of surgical clinics held at Albany City Hospital and St. Peter's Hospital. (320628) Includes statistical data and index. September 27, 1890-March 21, 1891
4 4 Summary of surgical cases handled by Drs. Vander Veer, Hailes, and Morrow at Albany Hospital, Albany Asylum Hospital, Child's Hospital, and St. Peter's Hospital. (320631) 1891-1892
11 1 Report of surgical clinics held at Albany City Hospital, St. Peter's Hospital, and Child's Hospital. (320629)  Includes index. October 3, 1891-April 23, 1892
12 1 Report of surgical clinics. (320630) Includes index. September 30, 1891-April 23, 1892
4 5 Two reports bound in one volume (320633):
  • Report prepared by Herbert E. DeFreest of clinics held by Dr. Morrow at Child's Hospital. Includes illustrations and index. October 1, 1892-April 11, 1893
  • Report prepared by Herbert E. DeFreest of clinics held by Dr. Hailes and others at St. Peter's Hospital. Includes index. October 5, 1892-March 8, 1893
5 1 Report prepared Herbert E. DeFreest of clinics held by Dr. Vander Veer and others at Albany City Hospital. (320632) Includes hand-drawn illustrations and index. September 9, 1892-April 22, 1893
5 2 25. Report of surgical clinics prepared by Lackland. (320635) September 28, 1892-April 11, 1893
5 3 26. Report of surgical clinics prepared by Giovanni Battista Paletta held by Drs. Morrow, Hailes, and Vander Veer at Albany Hospital, St Peter's Hospital, and Child's Hospital. (320634) September 28, 1892-April 15, 1893
6 1 Five reports bound in one volume (320636)
  • Report of surgical clinics held by Drs. Vander Veer and Hailes at Albany City Hospital.  September 30, 1893-April 14, 1894
  • Report of abdominal surgery performed by Dr. Vander Veer at Albany City Hospital.  September 28, 1893-March 21, 1894
  • Report of surgical clinics held by Drs. Hailes and Morrow at St. Peter's Hospital.  October 4, 1893-March 28, 1894
  • Report of surgical clinics held by Dr. Morrow at Child's Hospital.  October 17, 1893-March 27, 1894
  • Report of fractures and dislocations seen by Dr. Hailes at Albany City Hospital.  September 27, 1893-April 3, 1894
12 2 Report of surgical clinics held by Drs. Vander Veer, MacDonald, Morrow, and Hailes at Albany Hospital, St. Peter's Hospital, and Child's Hospital. (320637)  Includes table of contents and index.  September 25, 1894-April 13, 1895
6 2a-d Four folders.  Notes on surgical clinics prepared by "Belvedere."  1897-1898
  1. Dr. Hailes' clinics at St. Peter's Hospital and Albany Hospital
  2. Dr.Vander Veer's clinics at Albany Hospital
  3. Dr. MacDonald's clinic at Albany Hospital
  4. Dr. Morrow's clinics at St. Peter's Hospital and Child's Hospital
6 3 Report of surgical clinics. (320660)  Includes index.  September 20, 1905-April 7, 1906
7 1 Report prepared by James F. Maloney of surgical clinics. (320662)  Includes index.  September 29, 1906-April 20, 1907
7 2 Report of surgical clinics prepared by Treudelenberg (or Freudelenberg) held at Albany Hospital, St. Peter's Hospital, and Child's Hospital.  (320661)  Cases arranged by hospital, with separate table of contents for each hospital.   Also includes index. September 29, 1906-April 20, 1907
7 3 Report of surgical clinics. (320663)  September 28, 1907-May 2, 1908
8 1a-b Two folders. Report prepared by Ellis (or Ellin) Kellert of surgical clinics held at Albany Hospital and St. Peter's Hospital and surgical conference at Albany Hospital. (320665) Includes illustrations and statistical data.  September 26, 1908-April 28, 1909
8 2 Report prepared by George B. Dickenson of surgical clinics held at Albany City Hospital, Child's Hospital, and St. Peter's Hospital. (320666) Includes illustrations and index.  Also includes notes on surgical conference and synopsis of section work.  September 26, 1908-April 24, 1909
13 2 Report of surgical clinics held at Albany Hospital, St. Peter's Hospital and Child's Hospital. (320667) Includes index at front, illustrations, and four photographs of the clinics. October 2, 1909-May 1, 1910
8 3 Typewritten lecture notes for laboratory courses in Physiological Chemistry (second year class), Experimental Physiology (first year class), and Experimental Pharmacology (second year class) for the 1910-1911 school year. (320673)
8 4 Report of surgical clinics. (320668) Includes hand-drawn illustrations.  September 26, 1910-April 28, 1911
9 1 Report of surgical clinics held at Albany Hospital, St. Peter's Hospital, and Child's Hospital. (320669) Includes hand-colored illustrations.  September 23, 1911-April 20, 1912
9 2 Report of surgical clinics held at Albany City Hospital and St. Peter's Hospital.  (320670)  Includes table of contents (labeled "index"). September 25, 1912-May 14, 1913
9 3a-b Two folders.  Report of surgical clinics. (320671) Includes index. September 27, 1913-May 9, 1914
9 4 Report prepared by Frank Cannon [sp?] Furlong of surgical clinics held at Albany Hospital and St. Peter's Hospital. (320672) Includes index. September 9, 1913-no end date

Papers

Box Folder Description
14 1 Notebooks on cases of coeliotomy.  January 29, 1894-May 14, 1894
Coeliotomy (commonly spelled celiotomy in the United States) is a surgical procedure involving an incision through the abdominal wall to gain access into the abdominal cavity.
14 2 Notebooks on cases of coeliotomy.  May 24, 1894-October 10, 1894
14 3 Notebooks on cases of coeliotomy.  October 11, 1894-November 20, 1894
14 4 Notebooks on cases of coeliotomy.  April 11, 1895-April 22, 1896
14 5 Notebooks on cases of coeliotomy.  May 18, 1896-October 7, 1896
14 6 Notebooks on cases of coeliotomy.  October 12, 1896-October 30, 1896
15 1 Notebooks on cases of coeliotomy.  December 9, 1896-March 23, 1897
15 2 Notebooks on cases of coeliotomy.  April 5, 1897-May 20, 1897
15 3 Notebooks on cases of coeliotomy.  May 20, 1897-September 23,1897
15 4 Notebooks on cases of coeliotomy.  October 4, 1897-January 19, 1898
15 5 Notebooks on cases of coeliotomy.  January 19, 1898-February 9, 1898
15 6 Notebooks on cases of coeliotomy.  February 10, 1898-March 3, 1898
16 1 Notebooks on cases of coeliotomy.  March 7, 1898-March 28, 1898
16 2 Notebooks on cases of coeliotomy.  March 29, 1898-April 7, 1898
16 3 Notebooks on cases of coeliotomy.  April 10, 1898-May 6, 1898
16 4 Notebooks on cases of coeliotomy.  May 12, 1898-June 8, 1898
16 5 Notebooks on cases of coeliotomy.  June 10, 1898-June 21, 1898
16 6 Notebooks on cases of coeliotomy.  June 21, 1898-October 19, 1898
17 1 Notebooks on cases of coeliotomy.  October 22, 1898-November 17, 1898
17 2 Notebooks on cases of coeliotomy.  November 18, 1898-December 7, 1898
17 3 Notebooks on cases of coeliotomy.  January 10, 1899-January 19, 1899 and undated
17 4 Notebook for cases of ovarian and other abdominal tumors. December 29, 1896-ca. 1890
17 5 Illustrations of medical specimens with descriptive captions. 
17 6 Reports of cases. 1895-1912
17 7 List of patients and their diagnoses. 1901-1902
17 8 Patient records for Frank Van Benthuysen. 1895
17 9 Notes and autopsy record for Dwight A. Lawrence. 1900-1903
17 10 Patient records for Phoebe Holmes. 1901
17 11 Patient records for Maria Brown. 1903
17 12 Patient records for Adela Clement. 1904
17 13 Patient records for Mary Farr. 1904
17 14 Patient records for Ella Holley. 1904
17 15 Patient records for Josephine Taggert (or Taggart). 1911
17 16 Patient charts for Wentworth Tucker. Edgar A. Vander Veer, attending surgeon.  1912
Following is a large group of instructional and educational lectures, articles, notes and presentations intended for physicians and medical students.  Prepared by Albert Vander Veer unless otherwise noted.
18 1 Galley proof of "Injuries and Diseases of the Abdomen."
18 2 Observations upon Abdominal Surgery, in Relation to the General Practitioner. 
18 3 Some of the Difficulty Met with in Abdominal Surgery as Illustrated by Cases Taken from Personal Records.
18 4 Appendicitis: Suggestions for a More Uniform and Simple Classification to Aid the General Practitioner, with Report of a Few Cases to Illustrate Some of the Points Presented in This Paper. 1895
18 5 Some Unusual Cases of Appendicitis, with Complications. Abstract of paper read at the meeting of the American Surgical Association, Chicago, June 2d, 1899.
18 6 End Results in Operation for Carcinoma of the Breast.  Folder contains lecture notes, abstract and proof copy. 
18 7 Concerning Venous Thrombosis of the Lower Extremities, After Coeliotomy in the High Pelvis Position, and Ether Narcosis. ca. 1894
18 8 One Case of Embolism of the Anterior and Posterior Tibial Arteries, During an Illness of Typhoid Fever: Gangrene: Amputation Through the Middle Third of Left Leg.  Two Cases of Embolism of the Brachial Artery: Amputation of the Arm.  One Case of Arterio-Venous Aneurism, Following Gunshot Wound of the Popliteal Vessels: Amputation of the Thigh Thirteen Years After Receipt of the Injury.  Illustrations. 
18 9 The History of Transfusion and Its Present Status. 1902
18 10 Simultaneous Fractures of Both Femurs, by Albert and Edgar Vander Veer. Reprinted from Annals of Surgery, June 1915.  Illustrations. 1915
18 11 Introductory Remarks and Report of a Series of Cases of Malignant Growths, with a Clinical Study of the Possibilities of Carcinoma and Sarcoma Appearing in the Same Patient. 1906
18 12 The Technique of Gynecological Work. Accompanying photographic plates in Box 24/P-5 Folders 1-3.  903
18 13 Lecture notes on gynecological nursing and booklet titled Lectures on Gynecological Nursing Delivered by Edward J. Ill, M.D., to the Nurses of St. Barnabas Hospital of Newark, New Jersey.(1901).
18 14 Untitled lecture notes for presentation on hygienic sterilization and aseptic surgery.  1897
18 15 A Chapter on Sanitary Duties, as Observed in the History of Albany, from 1859 to December 31, 1921. Reprinted from March 1922 issue of Albany Medical Annals. 
18 16 Cancer of the Caecum, with Report of Cases. 1902
18 17 Complications in Abdominal Surgery Requiring Intestinal Anastomosis.
18 18 Intestinal Resection at Advanced Age by Walter W. Mott A. B., M.D.
18 19 Phlebitis Following Abdominal Operations.  Five copies and abstract of the paper. ca. 1901
18 20 Cases in Hospital-Diseases Rectum. 1897
18 21 Untitled lecture notes for presentation on tumors of the spleen.
18 22 Report of Two Cases of Gastrectomy, with Remarks (2 copies). 1902
18 23 Surgery of the Stomach, with Report of Cases.  One Case of Gastrostomy.  Two Cases of Gastrectomy. 1902
18 24 The Surgical Treatment of Malignant and Non-malignant Diseases of the Stomach.  1903
18 25 Untitled notes for presentation on surgery of malignant conditions of the stomach.  1904
18 26 The Results of Operative and Non-Operative Surgery in the Treatment of Carcinoma of the Stomach. 
18 27 The Palliative, Operative Treatment of Carcinoma of the Posterior Wall of the Stomach.  Includes letter to Dr. Vander Veer from another doctor that had been clipped to this manuscript.
18 28 Abstract of Paper Reporting Six Hundred and Fifteen Cases, with Operations Done at the Albany Hospital from March 1st, 1902 to March 1st, 1903, with Remarks (2 copies). 1903
18 29 The Evolution of Surgery During the Past Twenty-Five Years. 1905
18 30 The Advancement of Medicine and Surgery During the Past Century. 1906
18 31 Four Decades of American Surgery. 1907
18 32 A Half Century of Medicine: the Requirements Then and Now. 1913
18 33 "The Study of Medicine Fifty Years Ago and Today," reprint of article published in January, 1914, vol. 1 no. 2 of Quarterly of the Federation of State Medical Boards of the United States. 1914
18 34 Some Unusual Surgical Experiences. 1917
18 35 Presentation of Two Pathological Specimens.
18 36 Handwritten notes for an address on developments in abdominal surgery over the past 50 years.
18 37 The Value to the Operating Surgeon of the Thorough Understanding of Therapeutic Agents.  Includes acceptance letter from the New York Medical Journal.  1916
18 38 Untitled notes for presentation on surgery on tumors of the thyroid gland.  Includes notes originally clipped to main item.
18 39 Untitled notes for presentation on peptic ulcers.  Includes notes originally clipped to main item. 
18 40 Treatment of Uterine Fibroids. 1897
18 41 Does the General Practitioner Accord That Confidence to the Surgical Treatment of Uterine Fibroids Which Our Present Success Justifies?  Two copies, abstract of the paper, and draft notes. 1898
19 1 The Evolution in the History and Treatment of the Uterine Fibroids. Two copies. 1908
19 2 Report of Cases of Uterine Fibroids Associated with Gall Stones.
19 3 Untitled notes for a lecture on sarcoma of the uterus.
    This ends the group of professional medical educational materials.
19 4 Incomplete notes for lecture on topics relating to abdominal surgery.
19 5 Patient records for Loretta Hawkins. 1892
19 6 Patient records for Mrs. Rommel. 1896
19 7 Patient records for Dr. MacDonald. 1910
19 8 Lecture on medical ethics, missing cover page.
19 9 Correspondence to and from Dr. Albert Vander Veer on medical matters. 1897-1920
19 10 Statement by Dr. Vander Veer on the suitability of constructing a sanitarium for tuberculosis patients in the vicinity of Dannemora Prison. Includes table of total deaths in Harrietstown and the number of tuberculosis deaths in the period between 1895-1900.  ca. 1900
19 11 "Influence of the Medical Society of the State of New York on Medical Legislation and the Standard of Medicine," presented to the Medical Society of the County of Kings on October 21, 1902. 
19 12 Address presented to the Eastern A.M.A. at Springfield, Massachusetts on October 21, 1904. 
19 13 Address presented to the Williamstown Y.M.C.A. on October, 1905. 
19 14 Address presented to Union College Y.M.C.A. on November 7, 1909. 
19 15 Notes for an address presented to a chapter of the Y.M.C.A. 
19 16 Notes for an address presented to a chapter of the Y.M.C.A. 
19 17 The Medical Profession in Its Relation to the Public. Draft of article printed in the Albany Times Union on December 17, 1909. 
19 18 "Following Trails," read at commencement exercise of the Albany College of Pharmacy on May 1, 1917. 
19 19 In memoriam for Dr. Archambault. 
19 20 A Memorial of Dr. Joseph H. Blatner. 
19 21 In memoriam for Dr. Thomas Hun. 
19 22 In memoriam for Theodore Roosevelt written January 16, 1919, and portion of an undated speech. 
19 23 Address thanking students for an honor. 
19 24 Handwritten notes for an address congratulating "graduating classes from the various nurse training schools." 
19 25 Program of the graduating exercises of the Class of 1900 of the Albany Hospital's Training School for Nurses, reprinted from the September, 1900 issue of Albany Medical Annals. 
19 26 Address to Alumnae of the Albany Hospital Training School for Nurses and draft notes. 
19 27 Address to Albany County Medical Society looking back on events held by the Society.  
19 28 Historical address by David Murray, LL.D. delivered on March 21, 1889 for the semi-centennial anniversary of the Albany Medical College (2 copies). 
19 29 The Alumni of the Medical Department of Union University, and an untitled address to the Albany Medical College Alumni. 
19 30 Address given in honor of Dr. Matthew R. Carson's 50th anniversary of medical practice in Orleans County. 
19 31 Historical Facts and Professional Comforts, address given to Columbia County Medical Society. 
19 32 The Influence of Sanitation on Christian Work. 
19 33 Untitled tribute to René Gaud (possibly Saud) and/or Professor Antoine DePage. 
19 34 Untitled presentation delivered to the New York State Woman Suffrage Party given on October 22, 1917, and thank you letter from that organization to Dr. Vander Veer.
19 35 Clipping of article by Dr. Albert Vander Veer titled "Marriage and the Dreadful Black Plague," which ran in Leslie's Weekly. 
19 36 Clippings of series of articles on white slavery (forced prostitution) by Reginald Wright Kauffman that ran in Leslie's Weekly.  1911
20 1 Correspondence and notes for addresses, convocations, in memoria, etc. and other documents in connection with Albert Vander Veer's tenure as a member of the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York.  1913-1927
20 2 Correspondence, notes, speeches and other documents relating to Albert Vander Veer's advocacy for the medical library of the New York State Library.  Includes speech titled "The Medical Department of the New York State Library" (2 copies).  1907-1913
20 3 Albany Vander Veer's 1901 lecture on "The Development of Surgery and Medicine in the Albany Hospital," report titled "History of the Albany Hospital 1849-1909, with Report and Appeal for 1908-1909," other drafts and historical reports, an address presented in Utica in 1917 on the history of Albany Hospital, and a booklet from circa 1923 on the expansion of Albany Hospital titled "A Greater Albany Hospital: Why Albany Must Have Larger Hospital Facilities: Facts You Ought To Know." 
20 4 Correspondence to New York State Historian Hugh Hastings about his membership application to the commandery of the State of New York, of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States, and letter to Albert Vander Veer from Hasting accompanying a certificate from the State of New York Adjutant-General's Office certifying Garret Van Derveer was a captain of Company A, 115 Regiment of Infantry, New York Volunteers. 1896
20 5 Correspondence, programs, and other materials in connection with Albert Vander Veer's membership in the Holland Society of New York. 1885-1886
20 6 Correspondence, programs, and other materials in connection with Albert Vander Veer's membership in the Holland Society of New York. 1887
20 7 Correspondence, programs, and other materials in connection with Albert Vander Veer's membership in the Holland Society of New York. 1888
20 8 Correspondence, programs, and other materials in connection with Albert Vander Veer's membership in the Holland Society of New York. 1889
20 9 Correspondence, programs, and other materials in connection with Albert Vander Veer's membership in the Holland Society of New York. 1890-1910
20 10 Undated correspondence and membership lists in connection with Albert Vander Veer's membership in the Holland Society of New York. 
20 11 "The New Netherlands," address delivered at a Holland Society event. 
20 12 Address on the history of the Albany Institute and Historical and Art Society, presented to a joint meeting of the New York Historical Society and the Holland Society of America. 
20 13 Correspondence and documents relating to the Holland Trust, a trust company that grew out of the Holland Society of New York. 1887-1891
21 1 Newspaper clippings on various topics, including municipal water supply for Albany and Pierson W. Benning and his Benjamin Franklin Fund hoax, and a photo of "Dr. Albert Vander Veer as He Appeared When He Enlisted.". 1914-1926. See Box 21, Folder 2.
21 2 Photocopies of the newspaper clippings in Box 21, Folder 1. 1914-1926
21 3 Miscellaneous items.  Includes program for Union College commencement exercises of 1915 and a poem in dialect about the old Dudley Observatory titled, "The Absurditory." 
21 4 Biography of Albert Vander Veer. ca. 1930
21 5 Vander Veer family correspondence. 1860-1923
21 6 Postcards sent by and/or received by Vander Veer family members. ca. 1928
21 7 Blank postcards, most likely purchased on family trips or vacations. 
21 8 Souvenir folders (booklets of postcard images) from Oregon; Victoria, British Columbia (2 copies); St. John's River, Florida; and St. Augustine, Florida.  1915-1928
21 9 Tourist souvenirs, mostly colorful images, and cabin passenger list from the Holland America Line. 1899-1928
21 10 Patient account book probably belonging to Norman L. Snow. 1876-1882
21 11 Patient account book belonging to Norman L. Snow. 1880-1885
21 12 Bank book belonging to Norman L. Snow, recording his account with Mechanics and Farmers' Bank of Albany. 1883-1885
22 1 Diary/notebook kept by James N. Vander Veer. 1904-1905
22 2 Cards and letters marking the occasion of James Newell Vander Veer's marriage to Ada Holt. 1908-1909
22 3 Christmas cards to James N. Vander Veer and family. 1908-1935
22 4 Program for the 1909 annual convention banquet of the Union chapter of Alpha Delta Phi.  (James served on the general and banquet committees.) 1909
22 5 James N. Vander Veer's personal correspondence. 1909-1922
22 6 Cards and letters marking the occasion of James's marriage in 1935. 
22 7 Copy of Manual for the Medical Department, United States Army, 1916: corrected to April 15, 1917 (Changes nos. 1 and 2) that has been extensively annotated by James N. Vander Veer. (Formerly cataloged as 613-67 Pam.). 
22 8 A Book of Worship for Soldiers and Sailors (1917) inscribed to James N. Vander Veer from "The Old First." 
22 9 Documents pertaining to military medical and hospital operations of the American Expeditionary Force. 1918-1919
22 10 Army Correspondence Course lesson sheets for a Medical-Advanced course and James Vander Veer's notes. (Formerly cataloged as Single Accession 10870.)  Includes two "time and space scales" for calculating the rates of march. 1931
22 11 Certificate from New York State Governor Martin H. Glynn naming James N. Vanderveer [sic] a delegate at the National Rivers and Harbors Congress.  (Formerly cataloged as Single Accession 13963.) 1913
22 12 "Who's Who in the Association" biographical entry for James N. Vander Veer in the Medical Mentor, a publication of the American Medical Editors and Authors Association. (2 copies). no date, probably between 1929-1934
23 1 Patient account book. 1875-1878
23 2 Patient account book. 1885-1887
23 3 Patient account book. 1886
23 4 Physician's visiting lists for 1880 and July-December 1883. 
23 5 Physician's visiting lists for January-June and July-December, 1884. 
23 6 Physician's visiting list.  January-June 1885
23 7 Book of check stubs. 1914-1922
23 8 Book of check stubs from Albert Vander Veer. 1926-1927

Photographs

Box Photo Box Folder Description
24 P-1 1Black-and-white photographs mounted on cardboard of Gettysburg battlefield ca. post-1890.  13 of 89 items.
24 2Black-and-white photographs mounted on cardboard of Gettysburg battlefield ca. post-1890.  12 of 89 items. 
24 3Black-and-white photographs mounted on cardboard of Gettysburg battlefield ca. post-1890.  11 of 89 items. 
24 P-2 1Black-and-white photographs mounted on cardboard of Gettysburg battlefield ca. post-1890.  11 of 89 items. 
24 2Black-and-white photographs mounted on cardboard of Gettysburg battlefield ca. post-1890.  11 of 89 items. 
24 3Black-and-white photographs mounted on cardboard of Gettysburg battlefield ca. post-1890.  12 of 89 items. 
24 P-3 1Black-and-white photographs mounted on cardboard of Gettysburg battlefield ca. post-1890.  11 of 89 items. 
24 2Black-and-white photographs mounted on cardboard of Gettysburg battlefield ca. post-1890.  8 of 89 items. 
24 3Black-and-white photographs mounted on cardboard of people displaying wounds or symptoms of disease. 4 items. 
24 4Black-and-white photographs to accompany an unknown article, possibly published in New York Medical Journal or Medical Annals, appearing to depict some kind of stomach or intestinal surgery.  Four photos have been mounted on cardboard; the rest are unmounted.  4 of 11 items. 
24 5Black-and-white photographs to accompany an unknown article, possibly published in New York Medical Journal or Medical Annals, appearing to depict some kind of stomach or intestinal surgery.  Four photos have been mounted on cardboard; the rest are unmounted.  7 of 11 items. 
24 P-4 1Black-and-white photographs mounted on cardboard of Alaska, or the Pacific Northwest and Alaska.  7 of 14 items. 
24 2Black-and-white photographs mounted on cardboard of Alaska, or the Pacific Northwest and Alaska.  7 of 14 items. 
24 3Black-and-white photographs believed to be of Portugal and the Azores.  4 items. 
24 4Black-and-white photographs of people presumed to be Vander Veer family and friends.  9 items. 
24 5Black-and-white photographs mounted on cardboard of a dog.  The first is inscribed "My old pal," and the second is inscribed "Your old pal."  2 items. 
24 P-5 1One set of black-and-white photographs mounted on cardboard to accompany "The Technique of Gynecological Work" lecture in Box 18 Folder 12.  9 of 36 items. 1903
24 2One set of black-and-white photographs mounted on cardboard to accompany "The Technique of Gynecological Work" lecture in Box 18 Folder 12.  9 of 36 items. 1903
24 3Duplicates of photographs to accompany "The Technique of Gynecological Work" lecture in Box 18 Folder 12. 18 of 36 items.  1903
24 P-6 1Portrait with facsimile autograph of Albert Vander Veer (formerly cataloged as PRI0955-9) and one copy of the same photograph without the signature. 2 items. 
24 2Portrait in presentation folder of Albert Vander Veer standing, signed "Sincerely yours, Albert Vander Veer." (Formerly cataloged as PRI0955-10.) 1 item. 
24 3Side view of Albert Vander Veer seated. (Formerly cataloged as PRI0955-11 PIECE 1.) 1 item.
24 4Portrait of an elderly Albert Vander Veer with an inscription made out to Frank Rinefort France.  1 item.  no date
24 5Small portrait (5 x 4 cm.) of Edgar Albert Vander Veer.  1 item.  no date
24 6Miniature carte-de-visite (8 x 4 cm.) of James Newell Vander Veer as a young man.  1 item.  no date
24 7Full length portrait of James Newell Vander Veer taken circa. World War I.  2 items.
24 8Portrait of James Newell Vander Veer in middle age.  1 item. no date
24 9Portrait of woman holding infant.  Inscription on back reads "For J. N. V. with the love of a little new friend Mary de Camp [sp?] Moore.  Age 1 month 27 days." 1 item.
24 10Black-and-white photographs of unidentified landscapes and buildings.  4 items. 
24 11Black-and-white photographs mounted on cardboard taken by R. B. Bontecou, Brevet Lieut. Col. and Surgeon, U.S. Vols. Images depict Civil War soldiers displaying their gunshot wounds. Captions on the back give information on the individuals pictured: John Cheeseman, Jacob Dilley, Frederick Gross, Herman Rice, Thomas Roscoe, Michael Strabatski, David R. Templeton. Also includes one picture of a removed organ, believed to be a human heart. 7 items.  1865
24 121 stereocard of a cystic kidney.  1 item. 1875
24 P-7 1Copper engraving plate mounted on wooden block, depicting portrait of unknown adult male who appears to be in his 20s or 30s.  This may have been used in a letterpress, and the young man is likely one of Albert's sons. 
Last Updated: March 6, 2014