Scope and arrangement
These papers fall into three groups. The first seven boxes contain miscellaneous papers and correspondence of Troup himself, and papers in various estates his family were connected with. His daughter, Charlotte married James Lefferts Brinckerhoff and their daughter Charlotte married Frederic Bronson. This resulted in papers connected with the estates of Robert Troup, several members of the Brinckerhoff family, and some of the Bronson family, all finding their way into this collection.
The second group of five boxes follow these because of the Bronsons. They had speculated widely in what were called the western lands in the first half of the 19th century, and in New York City real estate until well after the Civil War. Charlotte Bronson's husband Frederic became involved in his father Isaac's and brother Arthur's estates, as well as his own land deals. These boxes cover that.
The third group of five boxes contain Troup's side of the correspondence of his agency for the Pulteney Estate.