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Guide to the Goldsboro Banyar and Banyar Family Papers
1727-1904
 MS 39

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Series II: Campbell P. White and Harriet (Banyar) White

Scope and Contents Note

This series consists primarily of the papers of Banyar's grandson-in-law, Campbell Patrick White, who married Banyar's granddaughter Harriet Banyar LeRoy in 1816.

An Irish immigrant, Campbell Patrick White (1787-1859) became a successful New York merchant and Tammany politician. His father, Dr. John Campbell White, founded White and Sons Distillery in Baltimore, and Campbell and his older brother Robert White operated a New York branch of this business. Campbell White was also elected to Congress as a Jacksonian Democrat, serving from 1829 to 1835. Upon the death of Goldsborough LeRoy Banyar, Campbell White took over management of the Banyar family estate, including the family's real estate holdings.

Also included in this series are some papers of Campbell White's brother, Robert White (d. 1847). Robert White was for many years the cashier of the Bank of Manhattan, until he resigned around 1840 amid allegations of misfeasance. A bachelor, Robert White was closely involved with his nephews, the children of Campbell and Harriet, and apparently lent them substantial amounts of money for their brokerage business. A letter to Robert from his father suggests that he may have had problems with alcoholism.

Papers include correspondence as well as financial and legal documents spanning the period from 1818 to the 1850's. Correspondence concerns the business dealings of Campbell and Robert White, including various financial transactions, the family distillery business, management of the Banyar estate, and the dispute with the Bank of Manhattan. Correspondence of Campbell White also touches on political issues, including currency and anti-rent legislation and the assassination attempt on Andrew Jackson.

Letters of frequent and/or significant correspondents with Campbell White have been foldered separately. These include business associates and agents William Slosson, Robert Ludlow, Marcus T. Reynolds, James Dexter, William Wason; diplomat David Baillie Warden; Baltimore lawyer and statesman Reverdy Johnson; Senator Levi Woodbury; and various others identified in the box and folder list. Of particular interest are some letters sent by William Wason during the 1949 cholera outbreak, when Campbell White's family relocated to the Rockaways.

Correspondence of Robert White concerns business with the Bank of Manhattan and the ante-bellum cotton trade. There are also several folders of other documents concerning the Bank of Manhattan, including some concerning the allegations against Robert White.

There is correspondence from and between other family members, including Goldsborough LeRoy Banyar, John Campbell White (Campbell's father), John White (Campbell's brother), Henry White (Campbell's brother) and his son John White (Campbell's nephew), Joseph White (Campbell's brother) and his son William Pinkney Whyte (Campbell's nephew), and Campbell and Harriet's children John C. White, Mary White and Ann White. Letters address business as well as family matters; some of the letters relate to a dispute between Campbell White and his brothers in Baltimore over business dealings, which led his nephew William Pinkney Whyte to legally change the spelling of his name.

Subseries II.1: Correspondence and ephemera

Scope and Contents Note

This subseries includes correspondence and related papers, as well as a few folders of ephemera and family keepsakes.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 12 Folder : 4 Letters from Campbell White
1820-1843
Box: 12 Folder : 5 Letters from Campbell White
1844-1854
Box: 12 Folder : 6 Letters from Campbell White (undated and fragments)
undated
Box: 12 Folder : 7 Letters to Campbell White
1818, 1825-1835
Box: 12 Folder : 8 Letters to Campbell White regarding political patronage
1832-1849
Box: 13 Folder : 1 Letters to Campbell White
1836-1843
Box: 13 Folder : 2 Letters to Campbell White
1844-1853, undated
Box: 13 Folder : 3 Letters and certificates regarding Campbell White's appointments in New York State Militia
1820-1845
Box: 13 Folder : 4 Drafts and other documents relating to currency legislation
1826-1833, 1846, undated
Box: 13 Folder : 5 Correspondence regarding anti-rent legislation
1850-1851
Box: 13 Folder : 6 Correspondence of William Slosson
1823-1845, undated
Box: 13 Folder : 7 Correspondence of David Baillie Warden (Paris)
1823-1844
Box: 13 Folder : 8 Correspondence of Robert Ludlow
1828-1850, undated
Box: 13 Folder : 9 Correspondence of Marcus T. Reynolds (Albany)
1832-1849, undated
Box: 13 Folder : 10 Correspondence of James Dexter (Albany)
1832-1850
Box: 13 Folder : 11 Correspondence of James Dexter regarding Banyar estate
1833-1837
Box: 14 Folder : 1 Correspondence of William Wason
1833-1849 July 14
Box: 14 Folder : 2 Correspondence of William Wason
1849 July 16 - 1850, undated
Box: 14 Folder : 3 Correspondence of Levi Woodbury
1837
Box: 14 Folder : 4 Correspondence of James G. King (regarding Manhattan Company)
1840-1843
Box: 14 Folder : 5 Correspondence of E.S. Derry
1840-1849
Box: 14 Folder : 6 Correspondence of Andrew Stevenson (Richmond)
1841-1843
Box: 14 Folder : 7 Belfast correspondents (Same Lake, E. Beggs, Edmond Getty)
1841-1851
Box: 14 Folder : 8 Correspondence of Emily Harper
1843-1847, undated
Box: 14 Folder : 9 Correspondence of James Smith, Southwark Bank (Philadelphia)
1843-1849
Box: 14 Folder : 10 Correspondence of Charles O'Connor
1843-1850
Box: 14 Folder : 11 Correspondence of Reverdy Johnson
1844-1845
Box: 14 Folder : 12 Correspondence of J. Glenn (Baltimore)
1849-1850
Box: 14 Folder : 13 Various correspondents
1824-1852, undated
Box: 14 Folder : 14 Envelopes
undated
Box: 15 Folder : 1 Correspondence of Robert White
1820-1846, undated
Box: 15 Folder : 2 Correspondence and accounts relating to cotton business
1811, 1832-1837
Box: 15 Folder : 3 Papers relating to Bank of Manhattan
1819-1839, undated
Box: 15 Folder : 4 Papers relating to Bank of Manhattan
1840-1844
Box: 15 Folder : 5 Goldsborough LeRoy Banyar (brother-in-law of Campbell White)
1817-1859, undated
Box: 15 Folder : 6 Letters from John C. White (father) to Robert and Campbell White
1824?-1834
Box: 15 Folder : 7 Letters from John White (brother) to Campbell and Robert White
1825-1848, undated
Box: 15 Folder : 8 Letters from Henry White (brother) to Campbell White3
1832-1845
Box: 15 Folder : 8 Letters from John C. White (nephew) to Campbell White and Mary White
1845-1851, undated
Box: 15 Folder : 9 Letters from Joseph White (brother) to Campbell White)
1844-1850
Box: 15 Folder : 9 Letter from William Pinkney Whyte (nephew) to Campbell White
1849
Box: 15 Folder : 10 Correspondence of John C. White (son of Campbell White)
1833-1852, undated
Box: 15 Folder : 11 Correspondence of Mary White (daughter of Campbell White)
1850, undated
Box: 15 Folder : 11 Correspondence of Ann White (daughter of Campbell White)
undated
Box: 15 Folder : 12 Other White family correspondence
1814, 1821, 1848-1849, undated
Box: 16 Folder : 1 Printed material (voting list for 24th Congress, invitation to 28th anniversary of Tammany Society, appeals for aid)
1846, undated
Box: 16 Folder : 1 Newspaper clippings
1828, undated
Box: 16 Folder : 2 Calling cards and hair locks
Box: 16 Folder : 3 Commonplace book of Campbell White; school exercise of John C. White
undated
Box: 16 Folder : 4 Unidentified manuscript
circa 1830

Subseries II.2: Financial and legal papers

Scope and Contents Note

This subseries consists of various business and household receipts, real estate documents, and legal and estate papers.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 16 Folder : 5 Accounts and receipts, Campbell White
1807-1850, undated
Box: 16 Folder : 6 Receipts and bank notes, Campbell White
1805-1869, undated
Box: 16 Folder : 7 Household and contractor receipts, Campbell White
1825-1859, undated
Box: 16 Folder : 8 Accounts and receipts, Robert White
1826-1843, undated
Box: OS small Folder : Banyar OS 165 Accounts and receipts, Robert White
1836-1840, undated
Box: 16 Folder : 9 Receipts, assorted
1825-1851, undated
Box: 16 Folder : 10 Accounts and receipts, John White & Company
1817-1847, undated
Box: 16 Folder : 11 Account book, John White & Company
1831-1833
Box: 16 Folder : 12 Accounts and receipts, John C. White
1840's-1850's, undated
Box: 17 Bank books, receipt books and cancelled checks
1829-1848, undated
Box: OS small Box-folder : Banyar OS 165A Bank books, Bank of New York
1842-1847
Box: 18 Checkbooks, Robert White and Manhattan Co.; signature stamp
1832-1845, undated
Box: 18A Check receipts
1842-1845
Box: 19 Folder : 1 Accounts and receipts, stocks and bonds
1813-1854, undated
Box: 19 Folder : 2 Accounts
undated
Box: 19 Folder : 3 Accounts (including estates and rents)
1814-1851, undated
Box: 19 Folder : 4 Tax assessments
1819-1856
Box: 19 Folder : 5 Receipts, Martha LeRoy, Harriet White, and others
1812-1858
Box: 19 Folder : 6 Inventory of furniture, Harriet Banyar White
1821
Box: 19 Folder : 7 White household receipts
1822-1852
Box: 19 Folder : 8 White household receipts and accounts
1825-1850, undated
Box: 19 Folder : 9 Mortgages, bonds and releases
1817-1857
Box: 19 Folder : 10 Patents and mortgages
circa 1830's
Box: OS small Folder : Banyar OS 166 Deeds, grants and leases
1816, 1835-1857
Box: 19 Folder : 11 Deeds
1827-1850, undated
Box: 20 Folder : 1 Record book of deeds
1828-1864
Box: 20 Folder : 2 Leases
1837-1854
Box: 20 Folder : 3 Releases
1836-1855
Box: 20 Folder : 4 Rental and other land agreements; maps
1820-1853, undated
Box: 20 Folder : 5 Search for judgments
1809, 1819-1839, undated
Box: 20 Folder : 6 Legal claims and contracts relating to Manhattan water lots
1818-1849, undated
Box: 20 Folder : 7 Inventory of land holdings
circa 1837
Box: 20 Folder : 8 Legal claims and lawsuits
1828-1837
Box: 20 Folder : 9 Legal claims and lawsuits
1838-1861
Box: 20 Folder : 10 Legal claims and lawsuits (White family members)
1833-1854
Box: 21 Folder : 1 Legal papers (drafts)
1825-1843, undated
Box: OS small Folder : Banyar OS 167 Blank legal forms
1829, undated
Box: 21 Folder : 2 Estate account books (Dan LeRoy, Dr. Benjamin Payne, William Lawrence)
1801-1820, 1832, undated)
Box: 21 Folder : 3 Estate account books, Cornelia Ludlow
1837-1838
Box: 21 Folder : 4 Estate account books and inventories, Campbell White and Harriet Banyar White
1859, 1886-1903
Box: 21 Folder : 5 Estate accounts, Jacob and Martha LeRoy

See also

Earlier accounts of this estate will be found in Box 12, Folders 1-2.

1829-1859
Box: OS small Folder : Banyar OS 168 Estate accounts, heirs of Goldsbrow Banyar
1820-1840, undated
Box: 21 Folder : 6 Will and estate papers, Goldsborough LeRoy Banyar
1841-1842
Box: OS large Folder : Banyar OS 169 Probate and will of Ann Dulany
1828
Box: OS large Folder : OS 35 Exemplification of probate and new will of Daniel Dulany
9 January 1924
Box: 21 Folder : 7 Estate papers, Ann White
1827-1847
Box: OS medium Folder : Banyar OS 170 Estate papers, Ann White
1829-1841
Box: OS small Folder : Banyar OS 171 Estate papers, Ann White (insurance policies)
1815-1828
Box: 21 Folder : 8 Estate papers, Charlotte White
1840- 1841, undated
Box: 21 Folder : 9 Estate of William Edgar, correspondence and legal papers
1823-1844, undated
Box: 22 Folder : 1 Estate of William Edgar, accounts
1822-1842, undated
Box: 22 Folder : 2 State Marine Insurance Company (papers relating to lawsuit)
1835-1843, undated
Box: 22 Folder : 3 State Marine Insurance Company (financial statements)
1831-1840
Box: 22 Folder : 4 Marine insurance policies for shipments of gin and cotton (Ocean Insurance Company, Jackson Marine Insurance Company)
1832-1837
Box: 22 Folder : 5 Fire insurance policies and premiums (primarily Eagle Fire Company)
1823-1852
Box: OS medium Folder : Banyar OS 172 Plan of Regulation West of Broadway (survey)
1849

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