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Guide to the Artists' Fund Society Records
1859-1937
 MS 23

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Collection processed by Annie Tummino

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on December 06, 2010
Finding Aid is written in English.
using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Container List

Series VII: Financial

Scope and Content Note

This series is divided into two subseries.

Subseries A, Financial Records, includes correspondence with banks, bank statements, bankbooks, canceled checks, and bills and receipts. There are five bound volumes, including a cash transaction book and four volumes of check stubs of the Second National Bank.

Subseries B, John Mackie Falconer Papers, documents the investigation of J.M. Falconer, who served as Treasurer of the Artists' Fund Society from its inception until February 1883. Auditors determined that Falconer used deceptive record keeping practices to misappropriate $8,713.72. The final report on the affair said it was "the most painful and important" episode in the organization's history. These materials were bundled together by the Artists' Fund Society and are arranged in their own subseries to preserve this context.

Subject Names

  • Dunsmore, John Ward
  • Falconer, John Mackie, 1820-1903
  • Morgan, Alexander C.

Subject Organizations

  • Artists' Fund Society (New York, N.Y.).
  • Fund for Superannuated Artists (New York, N.Y.).

Subseries A: Financial Records

Scope and Content Note

Financial Records include correspondence with banks, bank statements, bankbooks, canceled checks, and bills and receipts. There are five bound volumes, including a cash transaction book and four volumes of check stubs of the Second National Bank.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 7 Folder : 1 Bank Correspondence
1935-1936
Box: 7 Folder : 2 Bank Statements
1929-1935
Box: 7 Folder : 3 Bankbooks, Manhattan Company
1871-1881
Box: 7 Folder : 4 Bankbooks, National City Bank of New York
1930-1934
Box: 7 Folder : 5 Bankbooks, Second National Bank
1883-1922
Box: 7 Folder : 6 Bankbooks, Union Square Savings Bank
1911-1936
Box: 7 Folder : 7 Bills and Receipts
1879-1887
Box: 7 Folder : 8 Bills and Receipts
1903-1910
Box: 7 Folder : 9 Bills and Receipts
1911-1920
Box: 7 Folder : 10 Bills and Receipts
1921-1929
Box: 8 Folder : 1 Bills and Receipts
1930-1937
Box
8
Folder
2
 

Bills and Receipts (Blank Forms)

Box: 8 Folder : 3 Canceled Checks
1879-1886
Box: 8 Folder : 4 Canceled Checks
1908-1910
Box: 8 Folder : 5 Canceled Checks
1922-1930
Box: 8 Folder : 6 Canceled Checks
1931-1925
Box: 8 Folder : 7 Credits to Bank Accounts
1906
Box: 8 Folder : 8 Credits to Bank Accounts
1932-1937
Box: 8 Folder : 9 Dividend Payment Receipts
1885-1886
Box: 8 Folder : 10 Notes (Hand Written)
1933-1934 and undated
Box: 8 Folder : 11 Safe Deposit Box Documents
1931
Volume: 9 Cash Book
1859-1891
Volume: 10 Checks, Second National Bank, 1-300
1883-1885
Volume: 11 Checks, Second National Bank, 301-900
1885-1890
Volume: 12 Checks, Second National Bank, 1501-2000
1912 April 10-1922 February 23
Volume: 13 Checks, Second National Bank, 1252-1500
1900-1912

Subseries B: John Mackie Falconer Papers

Scope and Content Note

This subseries documents the investgation of John Mackie Falconer, who served as Treasurer of the Artists' Fund Society from its inception until February 1883, when he was found guilty of misappropriating $8,713.72. These materials were bundled together by the Artists' Fund Society and are arranged in their own subseries to preserve this context.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 8 Folder : 12 Auditor Reports
1882 November 14 - 1883 February 7
Box: 8 Folder : 13 Correspondence and Notes
1882
Box: 8 Folder : 14 Legal Agreement
1882 December 19
Box: 9 Folder : 1 Report on Falconer's Property
1882 December 12
Box: 9 Folder : 2 Resignation Letters
1883
Box: 9 Folder : 3 Treasury Reports by Falconer
1861-1862
Box: 9 Folder : 4 Treasury Reports by Falconer
1874-1881

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