Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library
This collection contains three items in Washington's own hand, including an inventory of items purchased for use in the house he occupied while President of the United States; two forgeries of letters; and various types of printed ephemera. The ephemera include a decorative badge, some bank checks, a sheet music cover, a certificate of membership in the Washington National Monument Society, a number of engraved and printed portraits, and invitations and programs to balls held in his memory. A book concerning the Gibbs-Channing portrait of Washington is also in the collection. Information specifically related to Washingtons estate of Mount Vernon includes a drawing showing the layout of the grounds and a pictorial chart showing the numbers of slaves. In addition, there are a few photos and postcards of Mount Vernon
Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library
This is an artificial collection formed by gathering materials produced by L. Prang & Co. or items relating to Louis Prang that were not already part of another collection. It consists of a range of volumes produced between 1864 and 1891, including proof books, greeting cards, albums and album cards, a map of Boston, samples of advertisements produced by Prang, and teaching aids. Also included are a letter from Edwin A. Abbey and 118 cancelled checks from 1899 and 1900 signed by Louis Prang
Harvard University - Schlesinger Library
Collection contains family correspondence, diaries, business papers, financial records, estate papers, scrapbooks, and photographs. Of special interest is a diary in which Loring describes conversations he had with Ralph Waldo Emerson on philosophic and religious issues; material concerning a trust which was established by friends of William Lloyd Garrison, editor of the antislavery newspaper, the Liberator, to help Garrison and his family financially while retaining some control over the way in which the money was spent; and letters in which Elizabeth Palmer Peabody discusses the possible establishment during the 1850s and 1860s of a Boston academy
Duxbury Rural and Historical Society, Drew Archival Library
Chiefly photographs of Clarks Island as well as Briggs and Bolton family members in Duxbury (ca.. 1890-1910) with some postcards and 18 pieces of ephemera. Six of the photographs are of Duxbury school classrooms in the early 19th century. Many of the photographs are cyanotypes. Of particular interest are two cyanotypes, most likely taken by auxiliary fireman, Joseph F. Bolton, Sr., relating to the great Boston fire of 1872. Ephemera includes Beautiful Duxbury a poem by Lucy Porter Higgins (undated), check for $13.00 from the U.S. Navy to Joseph F. Bolton, III (1917 Apr. 14), invitation (1927 June 14) to commencement at Duxbury High School, program for graduation at Partridge Academy (1919 June 25), greeting cards, receipt, and other items. Subjects of postcards and photographs include boating scenes, Plymouth Rock, Standish Monument, local houses, hotels, and other buildings, the Briggs livery stable and garage, school pictures, local beaches, and women
University of Virginia
Papers, chiefly concerning J[ames?] M. Booker, consist of 4 checks to General E. Kirby Smith, 1875-1879, from J.M. Booker; a receipt to Booker, 1863 June 30, from W.N. Davis, for the purchase of the slave "Jacob"; and a telegram from Booker, 1862 October 10, from J.B. Jennings, on failure to obtain unspecified goods
University of Virginia
Signed and endorsed check for $300.00 on Central National Bank of the City of New York, payable to Andrew S. Rowan from S.S. McClure Company. Rowan endorsed the check to his wife, "Mrs. A.S. Rowan, Atchison, Kansas." She cashed it at Chemical National Bank, New York on July 5, 1898
New Jersey Historical Society
This collection consists of checks dating from 1864-1871 drawn off the estate of John Whitehead held at the Phenix National Bank in New York City. During the course of the eight years in which checks were drawn, two men served as executors of the estate: H.P. Fessenden (1864-1867) and William A. Whitehead (1868-1871)
New-York Historical Society
Correspondence, record books, receipts, bills, checks, legal records, estate records, clippings, certificates, invitations, medals, and other materials related to the B. Altman & Co. department store (1876-1955, bulk 1881-1933). Most of the material pertains to President Michael Friedsam or employee records -- In addition to the firm, the Friedsam material also concerns associations and clubs, charitable organizations, stocks and bonds, and his art collection. The volumes of employee records includes name, dates of employment, residence, and, in some cases, remarks by superiors, references, or amendments added after the employee left the company. Financial records concern auction sales, real estate and charity receipts, charitable contributions, municipal bills, and bonds. Legal records include a trial transcript of Weitsman v. B. Altman & Co., a case of malicious prosecution, and copyright and trademark certificates of registration. Material related to the estate of Benjamin Altman ... Read More
New-York Historical Society
Audited accounts for cash paid by order of the Common Council, 1787-1797, from the taxes granted for the maintenance of the poor and other expenses of the City and County of New York. These include records of money paid for the support of prisoners, elections, pumps and wells, transportation of vagrants to Bridewell, streets, roads, lamps, watch, repairs to public buildings, and for the County of New York. Daniel Phoenix was Treasurer. There are also a number of cancelled checks written by the New York City Treasurer, 1818-1832
New-York Historical Society
Papers, 1799-1865, of Stephen Jumel and his wife, Eliza Bowen Jumel, who later married Aaron Burr. Most of the collection consists of business and legal documents, but there are some letters exchanged by the couple, and other personal letters, including one dated 1819 from Joseph Bonaparte to Eliza Jumel, and letters from other members of the Jumel family. Some legal documents and deeds deal with Eliza Jumel's property, her divorce from Aaron Burr, and the settlement of Stephen Jumel's estate. There are also a number of documents from the law practice of Nelson Chase, the husband of Eliza Jumel's adopted niece Mary. Chase's papers include some material related to the divorce case between Edwin Forrest and Catherine Forrest. A nine-page typescript transcribes Anna Parker's account of a visit to Eliza Jumel in 1862. Stephen Jumel's business papers, many in French, some involving his business partners, Benjamin Desobry and John Dupan, include correspondence and official and legal papers, ... Read More