The Bronson family included Isaac Bronson (1760-1838), of New York City and Greenfield, Conn., and his sons Arthur (1801-1844), Frederic (1802-1868) and Oliver (1799-1875), who aided him in his business as a land speculator, money-lender and promoter of westward expansion. Collection consists of correspondence, accounts, records of loans and mortgages, deeds, maps, and other land, business and personal papers of Isaac Bronson and his sons Arthur, Frederic and Oliver. Includes material on land in Jefferson County, N.Y., North Carolina and elsewhere, banks and banking, currency, railroad bonds, and the Panic of 1837. Persons represented include the Baring Brothers of London, James Lefferts Brinckerhoff, Charlotte Brinckerhoff Bronson, Ethel Bronson, C.C. Cambreleng, James B. Murray, Robert Livingston Pell, and Robert Troup.