Scope and arrangement
The Peter Henri Van Der Weyde papers are arranged in six series:
from colleagues in industrial science, former students, readers and friends reflecting his career as a teacher and a researcher and his connection with various academies (including the Cooper Union of N. Y). and private industry. Correspondents include George Barnard and John W. Draper; also included are letters from Fred Nitschke at Olympia, Washington Territory in 1880 relative to the Brooklyn Colony founded by the Brooklyn Co-operative Colonization Association in Washington Territory.
principally from their children; their son, Henry being an officer in the Union army; their son, John, a photographer in Uruguay, South America; and their daughter, Jennie, a school teacher in Georgia and Alabama, 1859-61.