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Guide to the Beekman Family Papers
1652-1937
 MS 51

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Description is in English

Descriptive Summary

Title: Beekman family papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1652-1937
Abstract: The collection contains material pertaining to multiple generations of the Beekman family, a prominent New York City family of Dutch ancestry. Between the eighteenth and the twentieth centuries, the Beekmans were intimately involved in the city's mercantile business, politics, and philanthropy.
Quantity: 30.25 Linear feet (70 Boxes)
Location: Manuscript cage
Call Phrase: MS 51

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Biographical / Historical

The Beekmans were one of New York's most prominent families. Their name is perpetuated in New York City's Beekman, Ann, and William Streets, all named after family members, and in other namesake places throughout New York state.

The family first settled in the colony of New Netherlands in the mid-seventeenth century. Dr. William (Wilhelmus) Beekman (1623-1707), born in 1623 of protestant refugees Hendrick Beekman and Maria Baudartius, emigrated from the Netherlands to the colony in 1647 with Petrus Stuyvesant and served on the governor's administration in multiple capacities. In 1652, William purchased Corleas Hook's plantation on the Hudson river. A few years later he was appointed Vice Director of the Southern River (the Delaware River) territory in 1658, and for nine years was one of the burgomasters of New Amsterdam. In 1664, after he took an oath of allegiance to the English King Charles II, William was appointed sheriff of Esopus in Ulster County, where he served until 1672. During his service in 1670, he purchased an extensive property on Pearl Street along east river, extending west to present-day Beekman/William Streets and "The Beekman Swamp" west of that. In 1675, with the eruption of King Philip's War in New England, he and other prominent New Yorkers petitioned Governor Andros to dispose of their estates and move elsewhere in the colony. They were denied and imprisoned, but later released on bail. In 1683, he was named mayor and later purchased territory in Rhinebeck; he stayed on this property until his death in 1707. His son, Henry Beekman, was an Ulster County militia leader and, in return for his service, was provided with several large land grants in Dutchess County. Another son, Gerardus Beekman, served as temporary governor of the colony from 1709 to 1710.

Henry Beekman (1688-1776), the child of Henry Beekman and Johanna Lopers, was born in Ulster County in 1688. He married Janet Livingston in 1721, and after she passed away in 1724, remarried to the wealthy Gertrude Van Cortlandt in 1726. Henry, a prominent local landholder, was elected in 1724 to serve on the colonial assembly. He also completed a short-lived stint as New York County sheriff between 1732 and 1734. Henry retired from the assembly in 1758 and died at the family property in Rhinebeck in 1776.

William Beekman (1725-1795) was the son of Dr. William Beekman and Catherine De La Noy and brother of Cornelia Beekman Walton. A bachelor, Beekman managed the family real estate businesses and, on occasion, invested in mercantile ventures. During the summers, William resided with his bachelor brother Abraham at Rural Cove, one of the East River Beekman family estates.

Cornelia Beekman Walton (1708-1786), sister of James and William Beekman, married wealthy merchant William Walton on January 27, 1731, for which she had an eight hundred pound dowry from her father, Dr. William Beekman. Together they resided at the "Old Walton House" on Franklin Square in Manhattan. Cornelia's financial accounts, particularly after the death of her husband in 1768, are very well represented within the collection and indicate her familiarity with business and trade.

James Beekman (1732-1807), brother of William Beekman, married Jane Keteltas, the daughter of a New York Dutch merchant family, on October 5, 1752. James began his lucrative career as a dry goods merchant in 1750, and his business boomed during the Seven Years' War but suffered heavily during New York City's occupation in the American Revolution. James, a patriot, during the war found his Mount Pleasant estate at Turtle Bay taken over by British commanders including Sir William Howe and Sir Henry Clinton and was forced to relocate his family to Kingston. In the post-Revolutionary era, Beekman and his family were active members in New York City's high society and, after retiring to his Mount Pleasant estate in the early nineteenth century, he passed away on April 6, 1807. The mercantile papers of Beekman's business are well represented within the collection.

Jane Keteltas Beekman (1734-1817) married James Beekman in 1752. Though records are incomplete, Beekman gave birth to between ten and twelve children; these included sons William, James, and Gerard, and daughters Mary, who married Stephen Bayard, and Jane, who married Stephen Van Cortlandt. Jane was largely responsible for coordinating the education of her many children and provided personal tutoring to the daughters prior to their formal instruction. Records within the collection—including an account book bearing her name—indicate that she was intimately involved in the family's mercantile business and possessed a shrewd business acumen. Jane, a fixture of New York's high society in the early national period and a frequent entertainer, split her time between Hanover Square in the fashionable business district and the family's Mount Pleasant Estate.

William Beekman (1754-1808) was the eldest son of at least ten children born to James Beekman and Jane Keteltas. He graduated from Princeton in 1773, but continued to take classes well into 1775 and remained a bachelor throughout his life. William was bequeathed the family estate at Mount Pleasant upon the death of his father in 1807, but he passed away one year later and thus never retained possession of the property.

James Beekman, Jr. (1758-1837) was the son of James Beekman and Jane Keteltas. He attended Princeton at age ten but did not graduate, and so was instead educated by private tutors during the period of the imperial crisis. Not much information is available regarding his business or domestic affairs. James lived comfortably off of the proceeds of his deceased father's estate and later inherited the Mount Pleasant property after his mother's death in 1817. He married Lydia Watkins Drew and, after her death in 1833, became embroiled in a dispute over her estate with her executrix, Elizabeth Dunkin, that is well documented within the collection.

Gerard Beekman (1774-1833), son of James Beekman and Jane Keteltas, was the youngest child. Raised first in Kingston during British occupation and then in New York City, Gerard attended and graduated from Columbia College. An introspective and deeply religious man, Beekman led a quiet life as a bachelor until, at age thirty-six on April 9, 1810, he married Catherine Sanders, the daughter of a prominent upstate family. He and his wife only had one child survive to adulthood, James William. Beekman died of internal injuries in a stagecoach accident in 1833 and his wife would pass away two years later.

Theophilus Elsworth Beekman (1790-1858) was the son of Theophilus Beekman and Elizabeth Matthews. Beekman served as a Lieutenant in the United States Army during the War of 1812. He married Marietta (Maritta) Hathaway, whose father's papers are contained within this collection.

James W. Beekman (1815-1877) was the only living child of Gerard Beekman and Catherine Sanders. He inherited his father's considerable estate at Oyster Bay and Madison Avenue after Gerard's death in 1833. A philanthropist and politician, James W. graduated from Columbia College in 1834. He would later attend Columbia Law School but, after graduation, elected not to practice. In 1840, he married Abian (Abby Anne) Steele Milledoler, daughter of the Reverend Philip Milledoler, President of Rutgers College. Together they had five children: Catherine B., Gerard, Philip, James William II, and Cornelia, of whom all but Philip would survive to adulthood. Beginning in his thirties, James W. was active in the administrative affairs of the New-York Historical Society, the Institution for the Deaf and Dumb, New York Society Library, Society for the Reformation of Juvenile Delinquents, the Woman's Hospital, other antebellum benevolent organizations, and was a trustee at Columbia University. In 1848, he was nominated as a "Silver Gray" Whig candidate for the New York State Assembly. He held two terms in the New York State Senate where he grappled with issues relating to immigration, slavery, temperance, and the funding of public education. After retiring from politics following an intense political upheaval over the candidacy of Hamilton Fish to the United States Senate, he continued to devote his time to philanthropy and political issues. In 1861, James W. visited Washington with Thurlow Weed and Erastus Corning to attend the "Peace Convention." His retirement pursuits included publishing on family history in the article "Founders of New York" in the book "Prominent Families of New York," and he also published the book "Early European Colonies on the Delaware." He died from pneumonia on June 15, 1877. His political, personal and institutional records are very well represented within the collection.

Abian "Abby" Steele Milledoler (1820-1897) was the daughter of Reverend Phillip Milledoler, a president of Rutgers College, and Margaret Steele Milledoler. She married James W. Beekman in 1840. She gave birth to four children: Gerard, James, Catherine, and Cornelia.

Gerard Beekman (1842-1918) was the son of James W. Beekman and Abian Milledoler. He, like Beekmans of previous generations, attended Columbia College and graduated in 1864. He received both Master of Arts and Bachelor of Law degrees in 1867, though he never actively practiced law. Instead, he served as a real estate manager for the many Beekman family estates he inherited at his father's death. Gerard, like his father, was active in charitable and philanthropic ventures and, in 1910, he founded the Beekman Family Association and endowed the association on his death. He was very active in pursuing Beekman family genealogical material during his lifetime, and much of the genealogy within this collection was compiled by him at the turn of the twentieth century. ​

Sources:

Aitken, William Benford. Distinguished Families in America. New York and London: The Knickerbocker Press, 1912.

Burrows, Edwin G., and Mike Wallace. Gotham: A History of New York City to 1898. New York: Oxford University Press, 1999.

Lamb, Martha J., and Burton Harrison. History of the City of New York: Its Origin, Rise, and Progress. 3 vols, New York: A.S. Barnes, 1877.

Mann, Bruce H. Republic of Debtors: Bankruptcy in the Age of American Independence. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2002.

New York (State). Legislature. Senate. "Documents of the Senate of the State of New York." Albany: Printed by E. Croswell, 1831.

Scoville, Joseph Alfred. The Old Merchants of New York City. New York,: Carleton, 1863.

White, Philip L. "Beekman, Henry"; http://www.anb.org/articles/01/01-01210.html; American National Biography Online, February 2000.

White, Philip L. Gerard G. Beekman, and James Beekman. The Beekman Mercantile Papers, 1746-1799. 3 vols New York: New-York Historical Society, 1956.

White, Philip L. The Beekmans of New York in Politics and Commerce, 1647-1877. New York: New-York Historical Society under a grant from the Beekman Family Association, 1956.

White, Philip L. Beekmantown, New York: Forest Frontier to Farm Community. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1979.​

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Scope and Contents

The Beekman Family Papers consist largely of correspondence (mostly in English, some in French and Dutch), business papers, legal papers, financial documents, real estate documents and court records. Many of these papers center around the business and political affairs of the family in New York City and their various landholdings and accounts in New York State.

This collection was organized by Philip L. White during a fellowship before 1950. He was a doctoral student in history at Columbia when he set to work gathering the information that served to comprise his biography on the Beekman family, entitled "The Beekmans of New York," an entry in the American National Biography for Henry Beekman, and the three-volume published collection of business papers in the "Beekman Mercantile Papers." Along the way, he compiled more than four hundred pages of notes which provides an interesting--albeit somewhat limited--summary of this collection. It also seems apparent that the last few boxes, numbered 40-47, arrived after his fellowship ended and thus remain unaccounted for in the summary. There is one oversized box in this collection, Box 47. A PDF-version of White's summary description is available here (note that it may take a few minutes to download).

In addition to the manuscript collection, White also consulted the bound volumes of the Beekman family collection in his work on the mercantile papers. Housed separately from the Beekman Family Papers, the bound volumes can be found online at the N-YHS library catalogue by searching for "BV Beekman." Each set of volumes listed online has a brief description and a date range that accurately describes its contents.

The "Arrangement" section below represents the most recent attempt to reorganize the collection in a more user-friendly way: chronologically. As the researcher will notice, White's notes and the "Container List" are not always accurate, nor do they represent the entirety of this collection. This online finding aid--constructed predominantly as a box and folder list--aims to fill those gaps and create a functional point of entry into this collection.

More detailed information about the contents of the collection is provided in the box and folder descriptions.

Arrangement

This collection has not been fully processed or arranged. It is loosely organized by family member, as reflected in the box and folder list. To further assist researchers, the quick-reference guide below is designed to group the boxes and folders chronologically as well as by Beekman head of family. When a folder or box is placed under a particular family member, it means the bulk of that material is from that time period. Note that the date ranges are approximate only.

Key: "Box #" : "Folder #"

Ex: "1:2, 3, 4-5, 9" means Box 1, Folders 2, 3, 4 through 5, and 9

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Henry Beekman (1688-1776): 1:12-13, 20(17th Century),

William Beekman- (1725-1795): 1:21-22, 11:1, 17(A), 17(B), 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24(A), 24(B), 27:1, 3-4,6-11, 31(A):1, 31(B),

James Beekman (1757-1837): 4:2, 13(A), 13(B), 14(A), 14(B), 15(A), 15(B), 31(C), 32(A), 32(B), 34(A), 34(B),

William Beekman Jr. (1754-1808): 16(A), 16(B),

Gerard Beekman (1774-1833): 1:10, 11, 18, 19, 4:1, 3-5, 5(B):12, 6(B):13-17, 7(A)-Part 1:1-7, 8(B):10, 17-18, 11:2, 31(A):2-7,

Theophilus E. Beekman (bulk of doc from 1810's-1820's): 42

James W Beekman (1815-1877): 1:1-9, 14, 23-25, 2:1-10, 3:1-5, 5(A):1-9, 5(B):11(Part I-II), 13, 6(A):1-12, 6(B):18, 7(A)-Part I:8-12, 7(A)-Part II, 7(B):22-28, 8(A):1-9, 8(B):11-16,19, 9:1-7, 10:1-3, 11:3-10,12-13, 25(A), 25(B), 26(A)1-5, 27:2,5, 30(A), 30(B), 38(A), 38(B), 41(A), 41(B), 44:1-8,

Gerard Beekman (1842-1918): The bulk of the genealogical material is filed within these boxes and folders (James W. Beekman and future generations engaged heavily in family genealogy) 8(B):20, 12:1-8, 26(A):5-7, 26(B):8-9, 28(A), 28(B), 29, 38(B): 7 (Not much here but look at the end of the folder for genealogy), 39(A), 39(B), 40(A), 40(B), 43(A), 43(B), 44:9, 46,

Josephine L. Beekman, Recollections (1872-1953): 1:17,

Beekman Family: Typically children's school papers, art, poetry, college admissions cards, and other documents that were filed separately from official or personal correspondence. 5(A): 10, 5(B): 14-17, 11:11, 33, 36 (Circa 1750-1800), 37 (Bulk 18th Cent), 44:10-12, 45,

OVERSIZED BOXES: 47

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Beekman, Henry, 1688-1776
  • Clinton, George
  • Livingston, Peter R., 1766-1847
  • Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Document Type

  • Account books
  • Accounts
  • Bills
  • Bonds (legal records)
  • Business papers
  • Business cards
  • Contracts.
  • Deeds.
  • Indentures
  • Legal correspondence
  • Letters (correspondence).
  • Legal files
  • Maps
  • Personal correspondence
  • Photographs.
  • Receipts
  • Wills
  • Correspondence.

Subject Organizations

  • New-York Historical Society
  • New York (State). Court of Chancery.
  • Reformed Protestant Dutch Church (U.S.)
  • Union Club (New York, N.Y.)
  • Union College (Schenectady, N.Y.)

Subject Topics

  • Churches -- New York (State) -- New York
  • Food -- United States
  • Education - New York (City) - 19th century
  • Legislators -- New York (State)
  • Real property -- New Jersey
  • Real property -- New York (State) -- New York
  • Slavery -- New York (State)
  • Temperance -- New York (State).

Subject Places

  • Manhattan (New York, N.Y.)
  • London, England
  • United States -- Religion -- 19th century

Family Name(s)

  • Van Cortlandt family
  • Walton Family

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Administrative Information

Access restrictions

Open to qualified researchers. Portions of the collection that have been microfilmed will be brought to the researcher in that format and can be made available by Interlibrary loan. Researchers on site may print out unlimited copies from microfilm reader-printer machines at per-exposure rates. See guidelines in Reading Room for details. Photocopying undertaken by staff only. Limited to twenty exposures of stable, unbound material per day. (Researchers may not accrue unused copy amounts from previous days.) Items that include presidential signatures will be presented to researchers in duplicate form.

Use restrictions

This collection is owned by the New-York Historical Society. The copyright law of the United States governs the making of photocopies and protects unpublished materials as well as published materials. Unpublished materials created before January 1, 1978 cannot be quoted in publication without permission of the copyright holder.

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as the Beekman Family Papers, MS 51, The New-York Historical Society.

Provenance

Permanent loan from the Beekman Family Association.

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Container List

Box 1, Beekman Family, Correspondence, Legal Documents, Diaries, 1652-1937

Scope and Contents

For additional detail, see White's guide, Volume 1, Pages 1-2, and Volume 2, Pages 426-438. White's descriptions are not organized by folder.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Mr. and Mrs. James W. Beekman, Correspondence from Children in Switzerland, Letters from Catherine Beekman while at Mrs Haines School, School Copybooks, Report Cards
1850-1870
Box: 1 Folder : 2 James W. Beekman, Correspondence from John N. Beekman, William F. Beekman, Eight Letters from Mrs. James W. Beekman to Friends

Scope and Contents

Material regarding James and John B. is missing from White's guide.

1855-1875
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Mr. and Mrs. James W. Beekman, Correspondence from Son Gerard

Scope and Contents

Letters pertain primarily to Gerard Beekman's study abroud, and are in both English and French.

1855-1875
Box: 1 Folder : 4 James W. Beekman, Correspondence from Rev. Maunsell Van Rensselaer and Mrs. Betsy Van Rensselaer
1855- 1868
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Mr. and Mrs. James W. Beekman, Correspondence to and from William S. Milledoler
1850-1860
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Mr. and Mrs. James W. Beekman, Correspondence from Captain and Mrs J.H. Graham and Cornelia Graham
1854-1861
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Mr. and Mrs. James W. Beekman, Correspondence from Mr. and Mrs. Jacob G. Sanders, John Sanders, and James B. Sanders
1855-1867
Box: 1 Folder : 8 Mr. and Mrs. James W. Beekman, Correspondence from Mrs. William Axtell Depeyster and J. Watts Depeyster
1854-1868
Box: 1 Folder : 9 Mr. and Mrs. James W. Beekman, Correspondence from Rev. and Mrs. P. Martin Brett and Cornelia Brett; also, correspondence from Cornelia Brett to Catherine Beekman
1854-1858
Box: 1 Folder : 10 Gerard Beekman, Correspondence (includes 1709 letter from Queen Ann regarding land grants in Imperial NY)
1709, 1810-1831
Box: 1 Folder : 11 Correspondence to and from B., Catherine, Deborah, or Elizabeth Beekman
1779-1840
Box: 1 Folder : 12 Henry Beekman, 1711-1741, Correspondence and Legal Documents
1711-1741
Box: 1 Folder : 13 Henry Beekman, 1742-1745, Correspondence (bulk from Gilbert Livingston)
1742-1745
Box: 1 Folder : 14 Henry R. and James W. Beekman, Correspondence
1850-1886
Box: 1 Folder : 15 Henry Beekman, 1746-1753
1746-1753
Box: 1 Folder : 16 Johannis Jr., Jacob, James J. Johannis, John C., John K., John, John James, John Jacob Beekman; Correspondence, Accounts, Agreements, Land Surveys
1736-1835
Box: 1 Folder : 17 Josephine L. Beekman, Recollections
1937
Box: 1 Folder : 18 Margaret, Maria, Peter Q., Sally, Verdine, William, and Samuel Beekman; Correspondence, Agreements, Estate Papers
1768-1850
Box: 1 Folder : 19 Magnus Beekman, Listing for the Corporation
1801
Box: 1 Folder : 20 William Beekman, Dutch Documents (formerly in uncatalogued R.R. Livingston collection)
1652-1669
Box: 1 Folder : 21 William Gerard Beekman, Legal Documents
Undated
Box: 1 Folder : 22 Patent Blueprint for Wawayanda
Undated
Box: 1 Folder : 23 Deed from Mary Elizabeth G. Beekman and Others to John G. Beekman, Trustee of Mary Depeyster
1847
Box: 1 Folder : 24 James Beekman Diaries, 1851, 1852, 1853
1851-1853
Box: 1 Folder : 25 James Beekman Diaries, 1861, 1866, 1867
1861, 1866-1867

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Box 2, James W. Beekman, Correspondence, Circa 1850-1870

Scope and Contents

For more information, see White's Guide, Volume 1, pages 2-23, which contains item-level detail' however, many folders are organized alphabetically and thus do not line up to the container list directly.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 1 James W. Beekman, Correspondence Received

Scope and Contents

Includes institutional documentation for the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, the N-YHS, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

1870's
Box: 2 Folder : 2 James W. Beekman, Series of Letters to Dr. William B. Casey, Senator James Dixon, Rev. Charles M. Jameson, Edward S. Rand, Baron Roenne, Dr. John K. Sappington, William P. Wainwright
1854-1864
Box: 2 Folder : 3 James W. Beekman, Correspondence Received (Alphabetical by sender last name)
1860-1864
Box: 2 Folder : 4 James W. Beekman, Correspondence Received
1857-1858
Box: 2 Folder : 5 James W. Beekman, Correspondence Received
1859
Box: 2 Folder : 6 James W. Beekman, Matias Romero Letters
1864-1868
Box: 2 Folder : 7 James W. Beekman, Correspondence Received
1854
Box: 2 Folder : 8A James W. Beekman, Correspondence Received
1855
Box: 2 Folder : 8B James W. Beekman, Correspondence Received

Scope and Contents

Not all material in this folder is listed in White's notes.

1856
Box: 2 Folder : 9 James W. Beekman, Correspondence Received
1847, 1851-1852
Box: 2 Folder : 10 James W. Beekman, Correspondence Received from Bryant Clay, Colfax, Grant, Mitchell, Scott, Sherman, Steele (includes bound letterbooks and loose letters)
1851-1867

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Box 3, James W. Beekman, Miscellaneous, Circa 1790's, 1820's - 1870

Scope and Contents

See White's guide: Volume 1, pages 24-27.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 3 Folder : 1 James W. Beekman, Notes, Clippings (regarding institutions and organizations)
1826-1886
Box: 3 Folder : 2 James W. Beekman, 3 school reports, 24 bills and receipts, Europe 1854, 1 Summons to Chancery Court 1859
1828-1859
Box: 3 Folder : 3 Gerard Beekman (1774-1833), Surveys and Accounts for 14 Leroy Place, 1828 and Manhattan Co Account Book, 1827-1832
1827-1832
Box: 3 Folder : 4 James W. Beekman, Accounts and Receipts (Bulk 1850-68)
1796-1868
Box: 3 Folder : 5 James W. Beekman, Notes of the Committee on a Village of Cottage Hospitals
undated

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Box 4, James Beekman, Gerard Beekman, 1790's - 1841

Scope and Contents

For more information, see White's guide: Vol 1, pages 28-39.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 4 Folder : 1 Record of Correspondence between James Beekman, Jr. (d. 1836) and Mrs. Elizabeth Dunkin (executrix) regarding Disposition of Estate of Beekman's Wife Lydia (d 1837)

Scope and Contents

White's notes do not describe all the material within this folder.

1830-1836
Box: 4 Folder : 2 Bill of Sale for Negro Slave in 1753 (Slave owned by Catherine Beekman), Checkbook for the Manhattan Company, 1834-1835, Correspondence of Gerard Beekman 1798, Samuel Beekman 1778, Misc. Accounts
1753-1835
Box: 4 Folder : 3 Last Will and Testament of Gerard Beekman in 1833, Stock and Bond Certificates, Property Inventories, Beginning of Dunkin-James Beekman Controversy
1812-1841
Box: 4 Folder : 4 Abstract of Will of James Beekman (one later made), Inventories of Estates, Copies of Bonds, circa 1830, Correspondence (Catherine Beekman From son James W. Beekman, 1834)
1818-1834
Box: 4 Folder : 5 Rent Books, Bank Books, Business Papers Primarily of Gerard Beekman
1815-1833
Box: 4 Folder : 6 Accounts of Gerard and James Beekman, Indentures, Agreements
1793-1837
Box: 4 Folder : 7 Accounts, Indentures, Insurance, Reciepts (bulk James W. Beekman)
1832-1836
Box: 4 Folder : 8 Assignment of Certificate in NY Society Library from William Beekman to William Beekman, Jr., Assignment of Pews #52 in New Dutch Church and #5 in North Church, Account of Furniture in William Beekman's House
1793
Box: 4 Folder : 9 Accounts, Receipts, Letters regarding James Beekman, Jr., Lydia Beekman, and Elizabeth Dunkin, Subscriptions, Estate Papers
1823-36

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Box 5(A), James W. Beekman Correspondence, Circa 1790's to 1871

Scope and Contents

See White's guide, Volume 1, pages 41-62. His description has been subsequently divided into boxes 5A and 5B. 5A consists largely of correspondence.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 5(A) Folder : 1 James W. Beekman, Correspondence
1837-1871
Box: 5 Folder : 1
Box: 5(A) Folder : 2 James W. Beekman, Correspondence
1837-1845
Box: 5(A) Folder : 3 James W. Beekman, Correspondence
1840-1845
Box: 5(A) Folder : 4 James W. Beekman, Correspondence
1840-1842
Box: 5(A) Folder : 5 James W. Beekman, Correspondence
1846
Box: 5(A) Folder : 6 James W. Beekman, Correspondence
1847-1848
Box: 5(A) Folder : 7 James W. Beekman, Correspondence
1849
Box: 5(A) Folder : 8 James W. Beekman, Correspondence
1853
Box: 5(A) Folder : 9 James W. Beekman, Correspondence, Compositions, and Essays
1828-1834
Box: 5(A) Folder : 10 James W. Beekman, Sketches, Watercolors, Maps, Penmanship, Children's Items, Exercises of Gerard and Catherine Beekman
1820-25, undated, 1850

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Box 5(B), Diaries and School Notebooks

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 5(B) Folder : 11 (Part 1) Correspondence, Accounts (bulk James W. Beekman), envelope
1854-1860
Box: 5(B) Folder : 11 (Part 2) Correspondence, Accounts, Envelopes
1777-1875
Box: 5(B) Folder : 12 Gerard Beekman, Columbia College Cards, Admissions
1789-1792
Box: 5(B) Folder : 13 Diaries and Pocketbooks of James W. Beekman, Dated 1849, 1850, 1856, 1863
1849-1863
Box: 5(B) Folder : 14 School Notebooks of Cornelia and Kate Beekman
1849-1863, undated
Box: 5(B) Folder : 15 School Notebooks of Nellie Beekman
1863, Undated
Box: 5(B) Folder : 16 School Notebooks, Willie Beekman and unidentified
1842, 1860, undated
Box: 5(B) Folder : 17 School Notebooks, no name of pupil
undated

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Box 6(A), James W. Beekman, Real Estate and Business Papers, 1811-1870's

Scope and Contents

See White's guide: Vol 1 pages 63-77. His descriptions have since been divided between boxes 6(A) and 6(B), with the bulk of 6(A) holding 19th century materials, 6(B) holding 18th century materials.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 6(A) Folder : 1 Assessments
1854-1860
Box: 6(A) Folder : 2 Report to the Board of Governors of the Society of the New York Hospital
1866
Box: 6(A) Folder : 3 Notes on the founding of New York Hospital, notes on the history of medicine (bulk 19th century)
1624-1871, undated
Box: 6(A) Folder : 4 Bills for construction
1842-1843
Box: 6(A) Folder : 5 Assessments to Central Park and 51st Street
1856-1860
Box: 6(A) Folder : 6 Fire insurance policies
1865-1876
Box: 6(A) Folder : 7 Business Papers, Accounts relating to Property, Dutch Reformed Church, Taxes, Insurance
1858-1873
Box: 6(A) Folder : 8 Deeds, Bonds, Indentures (mostly drafts), Women's Hospital
1811-1829
Box: 6(A) Folder : 9 Documents pertaining to Trinity Cemetery, the Women's Hospital, and Business in Paris. Also, Correspondence and Receipts
Circa 1860-1870
Box: 6(A) Folder : 10 Correspondence
1851-1857
Box: 6(A) Folder : 11 Account with William Foey (1840's), Notes on the Village of Hospitals Idea (1870's)
1840's-1870's
Box: 6(A) Folder : 12 Receipts for Gerard Beekman's House at Broadway and Spring St
1832

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Box 6(B), James W. Beekman, Real Estate and Business Papers, 1748-1857

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 6(B) Folder : 13 Receipts for Gerard Beekman's House at Broadway and Spring St
1832
Box: 6(B) Folder : 14 Real Estate and Business Papers, Property Deeds (bulk 1795-1805), East River Bank Checkbook (1857)
1795-1857
Box: 6(B) Folder : 15 Real Estate and Business Papers, Deeds, Leases
1748-1806
Box: 6(B) Folder : 16 Real Estate and Business Papers, Deeds
1787-1831
Box: 6(B) Folder : 17 Real Estate and Business Papers, Deeds
1803-1818
Box: 6(B) Folder : 18 Account Books, Bank Books
1825-1893

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Box 7(A)- Part 1, 1804-1842

Scope and Contents

See White's Guide: pages 78-82. This box is divided into two boxes, 7(A) Parts 1-2 and 7(B). Material from 7(B) is not properly cataloged in White's guide. Overall, receipts are roughly chronological by folder but are not organized chronologically in White's guide.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 7(A)- Part 1 Folder : 1 Receipts
1804-1805
Box: 7(A)- Part 1 Folder : 2 Receipts
1811-1813
Box: 7(A)- Part 1 Folder : 3 Receipts
1828-1829
Box: 7(A)- Part 1 Folder : 4 Receipts, Rent, Tuition, etc.
1827-1830
Box: 7(A)- Part 1 Folder : 5 Receipts
1830-1831
Box: 7(A)- Part 1 Folder : 6 Receipts
1831-32
Box: 7(A)- Part 1 Folder : 7 Receipts
1832-1833
Box: 7(A)- Part 1 Folder : 8 Receipts
1833-34
Box: 7(A)- Part 1 Folder : 9 Receipts
1835-1837
Box: 7(A)- Part 1 Folder : 10 Receipts
1839-1840
Box: 7(A)- Part 1 Folder : 11 Receipts
1841
Box: 7(A)- Part 1 Folder : 12 Receipts
1842

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Box 7(A)- Part 2, Household Receipts for James W Beekman and Others, 1843-1865

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 7(A)- Part 2 Folder : 13 Receipts
1843-1844
Box: 7(A)- Part 2 Folder : 14 Receipts
1845-46
Box: 7(A)- Part 2 Folder : 15 Receipts
1847-1848
Box: 7(A)- Part 2 Folder : 16 Receipts
1849-1850
Box: 7(A)- Part 2 Folder : 17 Receipts
1851
Box: 7(A)- Part 2 Folder : 18 Receipts
1852
Box: 7(A)- Part 2 Folder : 19 Receipts
1854
Box: 7(A)- Part 2 Folder : 20 Receipts (Europe)
1854-1855
Box: 7(A)- Part 2 Folder : 21 Receipts
1865

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Box 7(B), Household Receipts for James W Beekman and Others, 1857-1871

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 7(B) Folder : 22 Receipts
1865
Box: 7(B) Folder : 23 Receipts
1865-1869
Box: 7(B) Folder : 24 Receipts
1870 Jan- 1870 June
Box: 7(B) Folder : 25 Receipts
1870 June- 1870 Dec
Box: 7(B) Folder : 26 Receipts
1871
Box: 7(B) Folder : 27 Receipts
1857-1858
Box: 7(B) Folder : 28
Box: 7(B) Folder : 28 Misc Letters
1857-1858

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Box 8(A), James W. Beekman, Receipts, Contracts, Correspondence, 1850-1873

Scope and Contents

See White's guide: Pages 83-90. The content of boxes 8(A) and 8(B) is all cataloged in White's guide, though not divided into the two boxes in his notes.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 8(A) Folder : 1 Receipts
1871-1872
Box: 8(A) Folder : 2 Receipts
1875
Box: 8(A) Folder : 3 Contracts, Bonds, and Mortgages Regarding Houses Being Constructed on 51st Street
1862-1865
Box: 8(A) Folder : 4 Contracts re Construction Work
1863-1871
Box: 8(A) Folder : 5 Contract Records of Imports
Circa 1863-1874
Box: 8(A) Folder : 6 Contracts, Correspondence, Tax Assessments, Newspaper Clippings
Circa 1845-1877
Box: 8(A) Folder : 7 Correspondence, Contracts, Estate Income, Leases
1845-18771862-1877
Box: 8(A) Folder : 8 Cancelled Checks and Drafts
1872-1873
Box: 8(A) Folder : 9 James W. Beekman and Gerard Beekman, Correspondence Received from E.D. Howland
1872-1873

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Box 8(B), James W. Beekman, 1794-1908

Scope and Contents

See also the few remaining documents concerning the Beekman/Dunscomb/Chalmers/Burr case in Box 11.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 8(B) Folder : 10 Cancelled Checks, Gerard Beekman
1816-1829, 1833
Box: 8(B) Folder : 11 Checks of Gerard Beekman and James Beekman
1829-1870
Box: 8(B) Folder : 12 James W. Beekman vs Samuel W. Dunscomb and Andrew Chalmers, Execs of Aaron M. Burr Estate

Scope and Contents

Also see Box 9 folders 3, 5,6 for the Dunscomb Case.

1857-1870
Box: 8(B) Folder : 13 James W. Beekman vs Samuel W. Dunscomb and Andrew Chalmers, Execs of Aaron M. Burr Estate
1857-1869
Box: 8(B) Folder : 14 James W. Beekman vs Samuel W. Dunscomb and Andrew Chalmers, Execs of Aaron M. Burr Estate
1858-1870
Box: 8(B) Folder : 15 James W. Beekman vs Samuel W. Dunscomb and Andrew Chalmers, Execs of Aaron M. Burr Estate
1858-1867
Box: 8(B) Folder : 16 Deeds and Mortgages, Survey of Property
1865-1866, 1853
Box: 8(B) Folder : 17 Mortgage, Miscellaneous Realty Papers, Dower
1793-1843
Box: 8(B) Folder : 18 Legal Papers, Lease, Bonds, Mortgages, Deed
1794-1840
Box: 8(B) Folder : 19 Receipts, Estimates, Probate Material, Indenture
1840's - 1870's
Box: 8(B) Folder : 20 Newspaper Clippings, Draft of Article by James W. Beekman on Family History

Scope and Contents

This folder missing altogether from White's summary volumes

1897-1908

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Box 9, James W. Beekman, Real Estate, 1810-1880

Scope and Contents

See White's guide: pages 92-94.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 9 Folder : 1 Leases and Indentures
1866-1879
Box: 9 Folder : 2 Leases and Indentures
1866-1879
Box: 9 Folder : 3 Letters of A.M. Burr to James W. Beekman

Scope and Contents

Bulk pertaining to the Dunscomb Case. See box 8(B) folders 12-15.

Box: 9 Folder : 4 Real Estate Papers (Leases, Mortgages, Conveyances)
1862-1873
Box: 9 Folder : 5 Real Estate Papers (Properties Sold to S.W. Dunscomb, Lexington Ave)

Scope and Contents

Also see Box 8(B) folders 12-15, Box 9 folder 3 and 5, for the Dunscomb Case.

1868
Box: 9 Folder : 6 Leases and Legal Papers Relating to Dunscomb Case

Scope and Contents

Also see box 8(B) folders 12-15 for the Dunscomb Case

1857-1869
Box: 9 Folder : 7 Abstract of Title of Michael J. Newman to Premises on NW Corner of Lex and 62nd
1810-1869

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Box 10, James W. Beekman, 1850-1853

Scope and Contents

See White's Guide: pages 95-99.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 10 Folder : 1 James W. Beekman, Speech Delivered in Senate regarding Union College Scandal
1852 Feb 28
Box: 10 Folder : 2 Act to Divide 19th Ward, Jones Wood Park (and supporting materials: bills, interviews, correspondence, maps, legal history), One Letter on Union College
1853
Box: 10 Folder : 3 Correspondence to Senator James W. Beekman at Albany

Scope and Contents

Itemized in detail in White's guide. Organized roughly chronologically.

1850

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Box 11, Misc Papers of James W. Beekman, 1750-1894

Scope and Contents

See White's notes: pages 100-105. Some of these folders also contain documents from the Milledoler family as well as the Beekman/Dunscomb/Chalmers/Burr case (the bulk of which can be found in box 8(B)). Each of the folders contains a wide range of documents from legal papers to poetry to school report cards.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 11 Folder : 1 Remedies and Recipes, Extracts of Will of Harmanus Rutgers, Maps of Lots, Stock in Brunswick Turnpike, Real Estate Docs, Boudinot and Milledoler Papers, Correspondence
1750-1808
Box: 11 Folder : 2 Letters, Baron von Hoffman Case, Medical Disability Certificate for Gereard Beekman, War of 1812, Real Estate, Death Notices for Gerard and Catherine's Children, Quotations, Milledoler Property
1812-1828
Box: 11 Folder : 3 Letters, Recipes, Personal Notes, Correspondence
1830-1840
Box: 11 Folder : 4 Correspondence, Insurance Documentation, Gubernatorial Resolutions
1840-1850
Box: 11 Folder : 5 Assessments, Letters, Notes on New York Hospitals, Petitions, Introductions, Club Memberships
1850-1860
Box: 11 Folder : 6 Letters, Correspondence, Documents relating to Women's Hospital, NY Hospital, Inebriate Asylum, Century Club, Receipts, Introductions. Also, Circular of Working Women's Protective Union
1860-1870
Box: 11 Folder : 7 Letters, Recipes for Medical Prescriptions, Notes on Adjusting a Lightning Rod. Letter in French concerning Bellerive. Legal Papers. Late 18th Century to 1894 (bulk 1870-1894)
Circa 1800-1900
Box: 11 Folder : 8 Circulars, Documents Relating to Women's Hospital, School Papers, Speeches, Medical Remedies
1850, 1867-68
Box: 11 Folder : 9 Gerard Beekman's Bills (mostly hotel) from Paris, Rome, Wiesbaden
1864-1865
Box: 11 Folder : 10 Bank Deposits, List of Expenditures and Incomes, Construction Accounts
1868-69
Box: 11 Folder : 11 Quotations, Poetry, Report Cards, Sermons
1784-1830, undated
Box: 11 Folder : 12 List of Jewelry, Travel Letters, Sermons, Invitations, Many Undated
Circa 1830
Box: 11 Folder : 13 Two Photographs, Maps, Will of A.W. Beekman, Property Deeds, Newspaper Clippings, Indentures, Introductions
1821-1883

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Box 12, Genealogy and Property, 1719-1923

Scope and Contents

See White's guide: pages 105-109.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 12 Folder : 1 Petition in Chancery 1836 re Division of Property Among Heirs of William Beekman, Other Papers re Petition including Commissioner's Reports
1836
Box: 12 Folder : 2 Genealogy, Family History, 5 Mile Stone Farm, Property Deeds, Indentures
1767-1799, 1923
Box: 12 Folder : 3 Genealogy, Family History, 5 Mile Stone Farm, Correspondence
1832, undated
Box: 12 Folder : 4 Genealogy, 5 Mile Stone Farm, Newspaper Clippings
1760-1839, 1903-1916
Box: 12 Folder : 5 Genealogy (particularly European Beekmans), 5 Mile Stone Farm, Includes Some Photostat Copies
1719, Undated
Box: 12 Folder : 6 Indentures
1751-1780
Box: 12 Folder : 7 Agreements, Deed of Partition, Bill of Sale

Scope and Contents

Bill of Sale's description missing from White's Guide

Box: 12 Folder : 8 Leaves of Record of Family of William Beekman (in Dutch with translation)

Scope and Contents

Leaves of Record missing from White's guide.

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Box 13(A), James Beekman, 1750-1759

Scope and Contents

See White's guide: pages 110-116. White's description is of one box but later was divided into two (13(A-B)). Items are arranged largely chronologically but not corresponding to White's guide directly.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 13(A) Folder : 1 James Beekman, Accounts and Correspondence
1750-1753
Box: 13(A) Folder : 2 James Beekman, Accounts and Correspondence
1754-1755
Box: 13(A) Folder : 3 James Beekman, Accounts and Correspondence
1756
Box: 13(A) Folder : 4 James Beekman, Accounts and Correspondence
1757
Box: 13(A) Folder : 5 James Beekman, Accounts and Correspondence
1757
Box: 13(A) Folder : 6 James Beekman, Accounts and Correspondence
1758
Box: 13(A) Folder : 7 James Beekman, Accounts and Correspondence
1758-59

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Box 13(B), James Beekman, 1759-1760

Scope and Contents

Folders 8-9 in this box are describes by White under folder #4 in the guide. Similarly, folder 10 of this box is described as folder #5 in White's guide.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 13(B) Folder : 8 James Beekman, Accounts and Correspondence
1759
Box: 13(B) Folder : 9 James Beekman, Accounts and Correspondence
1759
Box: 13(B) Folder : 10 James Beekman, Accounts and Correspondence
1760

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Box 14(A), James Beekman, 1760-1766

Scope and Contents

For 14(A-B) see White's guide: pages 117-125. Folders have been reorganized and no longer correspond to the folders detailed in White's guide but many are present.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 14(A) Folder : 1 James Beekman, European Accounts and Correspondence, Pertaining Largely to London Firm Pomeroys and Hodgkin
1760
Box: 14(A) Folder : 2 James Beekman, European Accounts and Correspondence, Pertaining Largely to London Firm Pomeroys and Hodgkin
1761
Box: 14(A) Folder : 3 James Beekman, European Accounts and Correspondence, Pertaining Largely to London Firm Pomeroys and Hodgkin
1762
Box: 14(A) Folder : 4 James Beekman, European Accounts and Correspondence, Pertaining Largely to London Firm Pomeroys and Hodgkin
1763
Box: 14(A) Folder : 5 James Beekman, European Accounts and Correspondence, Pertaining Largely to London Firm Pomeroys and Hodgkin
1764
Box: 14(A) Folder : 6 James Beekman, European Accounts and Correspondence, Pertaining Largely to London Firm Pomeroys and Hodgkin
1764
Box: 14(A) Folder : 7 James Beekman, European Accounts and Correspondence, Pertaining Largely to London Firm Pomeroys and Hodgkin
1765
Box: 14(A) Folder : 8 James Beekman, European Accounts and Correspondence, Pertaining Largely to London Firm Pomeroys and Hodgkin
1766

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Box 14(B), James Beekman, 1767-1775, undated

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 14(B) Folder : 9 James Beekman, Accounts and Correspondence
1767
Box: 14(B) Folder : 10 James Beekman, Accounts and Correspondence
1768
Box: 14(B) Folder : 11 James Beekman, Accounts and Correspondence
1769
Box: 14(B) Folder : 12 James Beekman, Accounts and Correspondence
1770
Box: 14(B) Folder : 13 James Beekman, Accounts and Correspondence
1771
Box: 14(B) Folder : 14 James Beekman, Accounts and Correspondence
1772
Box: 14(B) Folder : 15 James Beekman, Accounts and Correspondence
1773
Box: 14(B) Folder : 16 James Beekman, Accounts and Correspondence
1774
Box: 14(B) Folder : 17 James Beekman, Accounts and Correspondence
1775
Box: 14(B) Folder : 18 James Beekman, Undated Papers
undated

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Box 15(A), James Beekman, Business Papers, 1760-1785

Scope and Contents

For 15(A-B) see White's guide: pages 126-141. Very detailed notes but, because of post-White reorganization, does not always line up with folders.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 15(A) Folder : 1 James Beekman, European Business Correspondence EMPTY
1776-1781
Box: 15(A) Folder : 2 James Beekman, European Business Correspondence
1782
Box: 15(A) Folder : 3 James Beekman, European Business Correspondence
1783
Box: 15(A) Folder : 4 James Beekman, European Business Correspondence
1784
Box: 15(A) Folder : 5 James Beekman, European Business Correspondence
1785
Box: 15(A) Folder : 6 James Beekman, Local Correspondence, Accounts, Indentures
1760-1762
Box: 15(A) Folder : 7 James Beekman, Local Correspondence, Accounts, Indentures
1763-1765
Box: 15(A) Folder : 8 James Beekman, Local Correspondence, Accounts, Indentures
1766-1769
Box: 15(A) Folder : 9 James Beekman, Local Correspondence, Accounts, Indentures
1770
Box: 15(A) Folder : 10 James Beekman, Local Correspondence, Accounts, Indentures
1771
Box: 15(A) Folder : 11 James Beekman, Local Correspondence, Accounts, Indentures
1772

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Box 15(B), James Beekman, Business Papers, 1773-1814

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 15(B) Folder : 12 James Beekman, Local Invoices, Receipts, Agreements, Lists of Bonds, Lake Champlain Property
1773
Box: 15(B) Folder : 13 James Beekman, Local Invoices, Accounts, Receipts, Legal Papers
1774-1776
Box: 15(B) Folder : 14 James Beekman, Local Correspondence, Invoices, Accounts, Receipts, Extract of Will of Gerard W. Beekman
1777-1781
Box: 15(B) Folder : 15 James Beekman, Local Correspondence (Two from Mary Beekman)
1782
Box: 15(B) Folder : 16 James Beekman, Local Accounts, Receipts
1783
Box: 15(B) Folder : 17 James Beekman, Local Accounts, Receipts, Lake Champlain Property
1784
Box: 15(A) Folder : 18 James Beekman, Local Correspondence, Accounts, Receipts
1785
Box: 15(B) Folder : 19 James Beekman, Local Correspondence, Accounts, Receipts
1787
Box: 15(B) Folder : 20 James Beekman, Local Accounts, Receipts
1792
Box: 15(B) Folder : 21 James Beekman, Local Maps and Property Documents, Correspondence, Accounts, Receipts
1796-1799
Box: 15(B) Folder : 22 James Beekman, Local Correspondence and Survey of Property
1804-1814
Box: 15(B) Folder : 23 James Beekman, Local Correspondence, Business Papers, French Account and Letters (in French)
1791-1799

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Box 16(A), William Beekman Jr. (Beekmantown), 1735-1789

Scope and Contents

For boxes 16(A-B) see White's guide: pages 232-251. Organized largely chronologically in White's notes but split into two boxes after the fact. Much of the content pertains to Beekmantown.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 16(A) Folder : 1 William Beekman Jr., Accounts, Correspondence, Wills and Receipts belonging to Robert Gregg (bulk)
1746-1759
Box: 16(A) Folder : 2 William Beekman Jr., Accounts, Correspondence, Probate Materials
1760-1769
Box: 16(A) Folder : 3 William Beekman Jr., Accounts, Correspondence, Estate Inventories, Bonds, Wawayanda Property
1770-1771
Box: 16(A) Folder : 4 William Beekman Jr. and Abraham Beekman, Accounts, Correspondence, Estate Division, Household Receipts
1772-1773
Box: 16(A) Folder : 5 William Beekman Jr., Accounts, Correspondence, Bonds
1774-1775
Box: 16(A) Folder : 6 William Beekman Jr., Accounts, Correspondence, Bound Account book with Gerard Beekman
1776-1784
Box: 16(A) Folder : 7 William Beekman Jr., Accounts, Correspondence, Survey of Beekmantown
1735-17861785-1786
Box: 16(A) Folder : 8 William Beekman Jr. and Abraham Beekman, Accounts, Correspondence, Document Pertaining to Education of Slave
1787-1788
Box: 16(A) Folder : 9 William Beekman Jr., Accounts, Correspondence, Bill of Sale for Slave (made by Elizabeth Rutgers)
1789

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Box 16(B), William Beekman Jr. (Beekmantown), 1790-1828

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 16(B) Folder : 10 William Beekman Jr., Accounts, Correspondence, Receipts, NH Border, Egbert Benson Correspondence
1790
Box: 16(B) Folder : 11 William Beekman Jr., Accounts, Correspondence, Receipts, Property
1791-1792
Box: 16(B) Folder : 12 William Beekman Jr., Accounts, Correspondence, Receipts, Aaron Burr Letter, Beekmantown
1793-1794
Box: 16(B) Folder : 13 William Beekman Jr., Accounts, Correspondence, Receipts, Rental Agreements, Elizabeth Rutgers Rent Execution and Related Documents
1795
Box: 16(B) Folder : 14 William Beekman Jr., Accounts, Correspondence, Estate, Receipts, Dividends of William Beekman Estate, Chancery Court, Catherine Rawling and Sarah Keteltas Inheritance
1796-1798
Box: 16(B) Folder : 15 William Beekman Jr., Accounts, Correspondence, Estate Papers, Receipts, Dividends of William Beekman Estate, Sarah Fish Accounts
1799
Box: 16(B) Folder : 16 William Beekman Jr., Accounts, Correspondence, Receipts, City Maintenance, William Beekman Jr Death and Related Documents
Circa 1800's
Box: 16(B) Folder : 17 Receipts, Rent
1800-1828

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Box 17(A), William Beekman, 1695-1779

Scope and Contents

See White's guide, Volume 1, pages 176-201.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 17(A) Folder : 1 William Beekman, Gerard Beekman, Accounts, Indentures, Sailing Materials, Bonds, Many Materials Pertaining to Insolvency
1695-1745
Box: 17(A) Folder : 2 William Beekman and Seymour Family, Accounts and Correspondence Pertaining Largely to Business in Jamaica

File Plan

For related materials, see Box 31(A), Folder 3, and Box 16, Folder 7.

1750-1759
Box: 17(A) Folder : 3 William Beekman, Accounts, Receipts, Bills of Exchange, Including Information on the Schooners "William" and "Friendship"
1760-1765
Box: 17(A) Folder : 4 William Beekman, Accounts, Receipts
1766-1767
Box: 17(A) Folder : 5 William Beekman, Accounts, Receipts, Bonds
1768-1769
Box: 17(A) Folder : 6 William Beekman, Accounts, Receipts, Estate Inventory, Rents
1770-1771
Box: 17(A) Folder : 7 William Beekman, Accounts, Receipts, Including Joint Bond List of Magdalen, Catherine, and Mary Beekman
1772-1773
Box: 17(A) Folder : 8 William Beekman, Accounts, Receipts, Correspondence, Indentures
1774-1776
Box: 17(A) Folder : 9 William Beekman, Accounts, Receipts
1777-1778
Box: 17(A) Folder : 10 William Beekman, Accounts, Receipts
1779

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Box 17(B), William Beekman, 1780-1783

Scope and Contents

See White's guide, Volume 1, pages 176-201.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 17(B) Folder : 11 William Beekman, Accounts
Circa 1780
Box: 17(B) Folder : 12 William Beekman and Family, Accounts, Tax Receipts

Scope and Contents

Many accounts pertain to Mary, Catherine, and Magdelaine Beekman.

1781
Box: 17(B) Folder : 13 William Beekman, Accounts, Receipts, Hampden Hall

Scope and Contents

For more on Hampden Hall, see Box 18, Folder 2.

1782
Box: 17(B) Folder : 14 William Beekman and Family, Correspondence, Accounts, Magdalaine and Catherine and Mary Beekman Rental Execution

File Plan

Items described for Folder 14 in White's guide have been divided into boxes 14 & 15.

1783
Box: 17(B) Folder : 15 William Beekman, Accounts, Receipts, Bonds and Mortgages due Magdalaine and Catherine and Mary Beekman
1783

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Box 18, William Beekman, 1784-1788

Scope and Contents

Described in White's guide Volume 1, pages 202 to 210. In every folder there are misc. receipts and some documentation about purchasing, buying or renting property.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 18 Folder : 1 William Beekman and Family, Accounts, Correspondence, Local Senate-Assembly Vote in Outward of NYC
1784
Box: 18 Folder : 2 William Beekman and Family, Accounts, Correspondence, Hampden Hall Documents, Catherine-Mary-Magdalen Accounts, Catherine Beekman Slave Sale

Scope and Contents

For more on Hampden Hall real estate, see Box 17(B), Folder 13.

1785
Box: 18 Folder : 3 William Beekman and Family, Accounts, Correspondence
1786
Box: 18 Folder : 4 William Beekman and Family, Accounts, Correspondence, Bond list for Catherine-Mary-Magdalen, Lots of Wawayanda Patent
1787
Box: 18 Folder : 5 William Beekman and Family, Accounts, Correspondence, Property
1788

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Box 19, William Beekman, 1789-1792

Scope and Contents

For more detail, see White's guide, Volume 1, Pages 211-216.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 19 Folder : 1 William Beekman, Accounts, Correspondence
1789
Box: 19 Folder : 2 William Beekman, Accounts, Correspondence
1790
Box: 19 Folder : 3 William Beekman, Accounts, Correspondence
1791
Box: 19 Folder : 4 William Beekman, Accounts, Correspondence
1792

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Box 20, William Beekman, 1793-1798

Scope and Contents

For additional information, see White's guide, Volume 2, pages 217-220.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 20 Folder : 1 William Beekman, Accounts, Receipts, and Correspondence pertaining primarily to the disputed will of Mary Beekman.
1793-1794
Box: 20 Folder : 2 William Beekman, Accounts, Receipts and Correspondence pertaining largely to Mary Beekman's Estate and Wawayanda Patent.

Scope and Contents

Includes Chancery Court record for Mary Beekman's property case, 1794.

1794
Box: 20 Folder : 3 William Beekman, Family Accounts, Receipts and Correspondence relating largely to the Mary Beekman Estate dispute
1795
Box: 20 Folder : 4 William Beekman, Accounts, Receipts, Correspondence, Estate of William Beekman, Deceased
1796
Box: 20 Folder : 5 William Beekman, Accounts, Receipts, Correspondence
1797
Box: 20 Folder : 6 William Beekman, Accounts, Receipts, Correspondence
1798

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Box 21, William Beekman & Beekmantown Patent, 1799-1809

Scope and Contents

For more detail, see White's guide, Volume 2, pages 221-231. Every folder in this box is mostly composed of correspondence and requests for land purchase in the Plattsburgh(Beekmantown) patent. For more Beekmantown (Plattsburgh, NY) see Box 30(A) Folders 2, 6, and Box 34(A) Folders 1-8.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 21 Folder : 1 William Beekman, Accounts, Receipts, and Correspondence relating largely to Beekmantown Patent
1799
Box: 21 Folder : 2 William Beekman, Accounts, Receipts, Correspondence, Wawayanda Property, Copy of Will of Hannah Courtney, Estate of William Beekman
1800
Box: 21 Folder : 3 William Beekman, Accounts, Receipts, Correspondence, William Beekman Estate
1801
Box: 21 Folder : 4 William Beekman, Accounts, Receipts, Correspondence
1802
Box: 21 Folder : 5 William Beekman, Accounts, Receipts, Correspondence
1803
Box: 21 Folder : 6 William Beekman, Accounts, Receipts, Correspondence
1804
Box: 21 Folder : 7 William Beekman, Accounts, Receipts, Correspondence, James Badgley Account Book Tracking Multiple Beekman Family Members' Accounts
1805
Box: 21 Folder : 8 William Beekman, Accounts, Receipts, Correspondence
1806
Box: 21 Folder : 9 William Beekman, Accounts, Receipts, Correspondence
1807
Box: 21 Folder : 10 William Beekman, Accounts, Receipts, Correspondence, Itemized List of 23 Lots of Beekmantown (Acreage)
1808-1809

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Box 22, William Beekman and Cornelia Beekman Walton, 1722-1791

Scope and Contents

For more detail, see White's guide, Volume 1, pages 168-175.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 22 Folder : 1 William Beekman, Letters received regarding Cranbury accounts, referred to as "Cranberry Letters"
1764-1775
Box: 22 Folder : 2 William Beekman, Bonds, Penal Bills, Letters of Administration, Indentures, and Correspondence, pertaining largely to accounts in default
1772-1791
Box: 22 Folder : 3 William Beekman, Richmond Accounts
1769-1789
Box: 22 Folder : 4 Cornelia Beekman Walton, Bills and Receipts pertaining largely to her annuity
1774-1789
Box: 22 Folder : 5 Cornelia Beekman Walton, Correspondence regarding Property and Inheritance, Estate Inventories, and Accounts
1768-17901783-1786

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Box 23, William Beekman, 1761-1820

Scope and Contents

For more information, see White's guide, Volume 1, pages 166-167.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 23 Folder : 1 Property Deeds of Clear Everitt, Wife Magdalen Everitt, and Nephew Gerard Rutgers in Dutchess County and Rhode Island
1785
Box: 23 Folder : 2 Documents Regarding the Contested Will of Mary Beekman and Robert Rutger's Inheritance
1784-1820
Box: 23 Folder : 3 Accounts, Legal Documents, and Probate Material for Tolmie and Barnes Families

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Items are fragile and in poor condition.

1763-1804
Box: 23 Folder : 4 William Beekman, Bills and Receipts
1770-1785
Box: 23 Folder : 5 Accounts of Catherine Beekman, Mary Beekman, and William Beekman
1783-1787
Box: 23 Folder : 6 William Beekman, Daybooks
1761-1769, 1783, 1788
Box: 23 Folder : 7 William Beekman, Accounts, Correspondence, and Estate Settlement Pertaining largely to the Tolmie Family

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Materials are fragile and in poor condition.

1786-1808

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Box 24(A), William Beekman & James Beekman, Jr., 1696-1810

Scope and Contents

For more information, see White's guide, Volume 2, pages 257-262.

The Complaint of James Beekman, Jr. (1834) regarding the estate of his wife Lydia Beekman, and the Beekman Coat of Arms have been moved to oversized materials, Folder 2.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 24(A) Folder : 1 William Beekman, Bonds and Mortgages
1766-1772
Box: 24(A) Folder : 2 William Beekman and the Rebuilding of Princeton's Nassau Hall
1802-1807
Box: 24(A) Folder : 3 Elizabeth Rutgers and Rutgers Family, Accounts and Receipts
1783-1790
Box: 24(A) Folder : 4 Correspondence Pertaining to the Wawayanda Patent
1766-1784
Box: 24(A) Folder : 5 William Beekman and Abraham Beekman, Bills and Receipts pertaining to Accounts in New Jersey
1775-1783
Box: 24(A) Folder : 6 Nicholas Bayard, Supreme Court Judgments, Accounts, and Mortgages pertaining largely to insolvency
1789-1792
Box: 24(A) Folder : 7 William Beekman, Houses on Dock and Duke Street
1784-1790
Box: 24(A) Folder : 8 Deeds of Partition and Surveys of the Drowned Lands, a portion of the Wawayanda Patent
1772-1806
Box: 24(A) Folder : 9 Bond, Correspondence, Mortgage, and Estate Settlement for Michael Moore and his wife, for 100 Acres in Hackensack, New Jersey
1774-1805
Box: 24(A) Folder : 10 James Beekman, Jr. Overseas Business Papers
1800-1810
Box: 24(A) Folder : 11 Various DeLancey Accounts
1696-1773

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Box 24(B), William Beekman & Samuel Beekman, 1755-1815

Scope and Contents

For more information, see White's guide, Volume 2, pages 257-262 (Note: the account book described as being in Folder 16 has been moved to oversized materials).

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 24(B) Folder : 12 Ship Log from Ship Levant
1755
Box: 24(B) Folder : 13 Samuel Beekman, Indentures and Accounts with Sister Cornelia Beekman
1769-18901804-1815
Box: 24(B) Folder : 14 William Beekman and Family, Bills and Receipts
1761-1767
Box: 24(B) Folder : 15 Elizabeth Rutgers, Elizabeth Wainwright, and Family, Bills and Receipts
1765-1777

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Box 25(A), James W. Beekman, 1838-1851

Scope and Contents

For more information, see White's guide, Volume 2, pages 263-299. Folders 4-9 contain correspondence mostly concerning NY State Legislature. Archive Page noting that Survey of Union cemetery and "the Beekman Crest" moved to Oversize Box, Folder 4.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 25(A) Folder : 1 American Colonization Society, Book of Resolutions of All State Legislatures "In Favor" of ACS
Circa 1830s
Box: 25(A) Folder : 2 Public School Quizzes
1850
Box: 25(A) Folder : 3 James W. Beekman, Correspondence, Invitations, Calling Cards, and Other Ephemera Pertaining Largely to Travel (in French and German), Abstract of Will of William Beekman, Book of Exchange Rates
1838-1839
Box: 25(A) Folder : 4 James W. Beekman, Correspondence Pertaining Primarily to Congressional Business
1850
Box: 25(A) Folder : 5 James W. Beekman, Correspondence Pertaining Primarily to Congressional Business, Hamilton Fish Reelection, Booklet on Prussian Military Structure
January 1851
Box: 25(A) Folder : 6 James W. Beekman, Correspondence Pertaining Primarily to Congressional Business, Juvenile Asylum, Hamilton Fish Reelection
February 2-14, 1851
Box: 25(A) Folder : 7 James W. Beekman, Correspondence Pertaining Primarily to Congressional Business, Hamilton Fish Reelection
February 15-28, 1851
Box: 25(A) Folder : 8 James W. Beekman, Correspondence Pertaining Primarily to Congressional Business
March 1-15, 1851
Box: 25(A) Folder : 9 James W. Beekman, Correspondence Pertaining Primarily to Congressional Business, Copy of Supplement to NJ Registry Act (1 Document)
March 1 to April 15, 1851

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Box 25(B), James W. Beekman, 1849-1876

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 25(B) Folder : 10 James W. Beekman, Correspondence Pertaining Primarily to Congressional Business
April 1 to June 30, 1851
Box: 25(B) Folder : 11 James W. Beekman, Correspondence Pertaining Primarily to Congressional Business
July 1 to December 31, 1851
Box: 25(B) Folder : 12 James W. Beekman and the Legislature, including Maxwell Correspondence, Jones Woods Park Petition, and Miscellaneous Legal Materials
February 1851 to March 1851
Box: 25(B) Folder : 13 James W. Beekman, Correspondence, Circulars
1852
Box: 25(B) Folder : 14 James W. Beekman, Cancelled Checks, Bills, and Other Accounts

Scope and Contents

Materials listed in Folder 14 are not detailed in White's guide.

1865-1876
Box: 25(B) Folder : 15 Minutes of the Select Committee to Investigate Abuses in Opening Streets in City of New York
1849

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Box 26(A), James W. Beekman, 1845-1900

Scope and Contents

For additional detail, see White's guide, Volume 2, pages 320-322.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 26(A) Folder : 1 Accounts and Miscellaneous Correspondence
1845-1857
Box: 26(A) Folder : 2 James W. Beekman, Political Petitions and Circulars
1850-1863
Box: 26(A) Folder : 3 Political Documents Regarding Schools, Police, Asylums, and Churches
1850-1851
Box: 26(A) Folder : 4 James W. Beekman, Real Estate Documents
1850-1900
Box: 26(A) Folder : 5 James W. Beekman and Gerard Beekman, Real Estate Documents and Correspondence
1896-1899
Box: 26(A) Folder : 6 James W. Beekman and Gerard Beekman, Real Estate Documents and Correspondence
1898-1899
Box: 26(A) Folder : 7 James W. Beekman, Correspondence, Real Estate Documents, and Accounts
1898-1900

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Box 26(B). James W. Beekman, 1896-1900

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 26(B) Folder : 8 James W. Beekman, Real Estate Documents and Related Correspondence
1896-1900
Box: 26(B) Folder : 9 James W. Beekman, Real Estate Documents, Membership in Sons of the Revolution
1898-1899

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Box 27, William Beekman & James Beekman, 1719-1837

Scope and Contents

For more information, see White's guide, Volume 2, pages 304-305 (Note: descriptions do not directly correspond to folder listings in the guide).

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 27 Folder : 1 Norman Tolmie, Receipt Book
1765-1785
Box: 27 Folder : 2 John Beekman, Accounts

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Bound Volume

1837
Box: 27 Folder : 3 William Beekman, Account Book
1796-1808
Box: 27 Folder : 4 Receipt Book of Principle of Interest as Accounts of Rents Belonging to William Beekman
1767-1773
Box: 27 Folder : 5 Beekman Family Cash Book
1836
Box: 27 Folder : 6 James Beekman, Jr., Letterbook
1800
Box: 27 Folder : 7 Account Books, including Correspondence from Alexander Hamilton Regarding Richmond Estate Division
1794-1797
Box: 27 Folder : 8 Mary Beekman, Estate Papers
1793-1794
Box: 27 Folder : 9 Miscellaneous Materials and Ephemera, Including "Items 16 and 17," Aldrich Drawing Entitled "The Cliffs," and Peter Beekman's Coat of Arms
Undated
Box: 27 Folder : 10 Field Book on Wawayanda Patent, Account Books, Cruise Ship Pamphlets
1719-1804, undated
Box: 27 Folder : 11 James Beekman, Mathematical Tables, Account Book
Undated
Box: 27 Folder : 12 List of Library of William Beekman
1794

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Box 28(A), Gerard Beekman, 1896-1922

Scope and Contents

For more detail, see White's guide, Volume 2, pages 323-325.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 28(A) Folder : 1 William Beekman and Gerard Beekman, Correspondence, Article Clippings, Real Estate and Church Related Documents
1878-1902
Box: 28(A) Folder : 2 Legal Documents, Correspondence, Documents Regarding the Collegiate Dutch Church, Patents

Scope and Contents

Includes request from Abraham Van Santvoord for a Century Club Recommendation.

1896-1899
Box: 28(A) Folder : 3 Clippings, Correspondence, Invitations, Pamphlets, Church Expenses, Materials Pertaining to Boer War
1900-1901
Box: 28(A) Folder : 4 Correspondence and Other Miscellaneous Materials Pertaining to the Boer War, Cruise Ships, and Horse Shows
1902
Box: 28(A) Folder : 5 Correspondence and Other Miscellaneous Material
1903
Box: 28(A) Folder : 6 Newspaper Clippings, Correspondence, Church Budget, and Other Material Pertaining to the Presbyterian Hospital and New York Juvenile Asylum
1904-1905
Box: 28(A) Folder : 7 Municipal Correspondence, Construction Receipts, Petitions
1906-1922
Box: 28(A) Folder : 8 Newspaper Clippings, Promotional Information on Mission Work, Legal Notes
Undated, circa 1890s-1900s
Box: 28(A) Folder : 9 Church and Political Ephemera, Including Pamphlets and Business Cards
Circa 1878-1900s

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Box 28(B), Gerard Beekman, 1892-1904

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 28(B) Folder : 10 Correspondence, Information on Cruise Ships, Miscellaneous Clippings
1897-1903
Box: 28(B) Folder : 11 Legal Documents, Ephemera Pertaining Largely to the Dutch Reformed Church
1892-1904

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Box 29, Gerard Beekman, 1867-1913

Scope and Contents

For additional information, see White's Guide, Volume 2, pages 326-327.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 29 Folder : 1 Papers Regarding the Yacht "Mirth II," Including Plans, Blueprints, Social Invitations, Newspaper Clippings, and Materials Pertaining to the New York Yacht Club
1899-1913
Box: 29 Folder : 2 Drawings and Plans for "The Cliffs" in Oyster Bay
1899-1902
Box: 29 Folder : 3 Drawings and Plans for "The Cliffs"
1899-1908
Box: 29 Folder : 4 Information Pertaining to Gerard Beekman's Patents, Including Drawings, Correspondence, and Legal Documents
1896-1902
Box: 29 Folder : 5 Patents, Drawings, Correspondence, Legal Documents
1898-1900
Box: 29 Folder : 6 Columbia University, Trustee and Commencement Ephemera
1897-1905
Box: 29 Folder : 7 Columbia University, Correspondence, Trustee, and Commencement Ephemera
1867-1913

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Box 30(A), James W. Beekman, 1839-1859

Scope and Contents

For more information, see White's Guide, Volume 2, pages 300-301 (Note: some material in the guide, particularly bound volumes, is not designated by folder and has been relocated to Box 30(B)). For more on Beekmantown (folders 2, 6) see Box 21 Folders 1-10, and Box 34(A) Folder 2.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 30(A) Folder : 1 Invitations to Washington's Birthday Celebration, Account of Fraud in Assessments in NYC, Memo Book, Gerard Beekman's Notes on Professor Joy's Lectures
1847-1848
Box: 30(A) Folder : 2 Miscellaneous Accounts, Power of Attorney, Tax Assessments, Plan of Foundation for 51 St. House, Beekmantown Ephemera, James W. Beekman Income Assessment, Legal Documents
1839-1849
Box: 30(A) Folder : 3 Accounts, Taxes, Checks, French Accounts (In French)
1850-1855
Box: 30(A) Folder : 4 Accounts Pertaining to European Trip, Largely from France, Some from Italy
1856
Box: 30(A) Folder : 5 Accounts and Insurance Policy Material, Checks, Hand-Edited Copy of NY Senate Act for Local Improvements
1857-1859
Box: 30(A) Folder : 6 Accounts, Family Purchases of Dry Goods, State Senate Papers, Map of Beekmantown Lot-holders
1859

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Box 30(B), James W. Beekman, 1833-1875

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 30(B) Folder : 7 Bills Paid, Including Grammar School Receipts
1859-1860
Box: 30(B) Folder : 8 Bills Paid, Including Accounts of Dutch Reformed Church
1860
Box: 30(B) Folder : 9 Passport
1838
Box: 30(B) Folder : 10 Expense Books
1841-1846
Box: 30(B) Folder : 11 Account Books of Accounts with Grocers, Butchers, Waiters, and Coachmen
1859-1867
Box: 30(B) Folder : 12 Bank and Account Books
1833-1867
Box: 30(B) Folder : 13 Letter Acknowledging James W. Beekman as a Trustee of Columbia College
1875
Box: 30(B) Folder : 14 List of Expenses
1860-1867

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Box 31(A), Gerard Beekman and William Beekman, 1722-1818

Scope and Contents

For more detail, see White's guide, Volume 2, pages 252-256 (Note: materials do not all directly correspond to folder listings in the guide as they were divided into three separate boxes).

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 31(A) Folder : 1 Gerard Beekman, Property and Indentures
1722-1795
Box: 31(A) Folder : 2 Deeds Pertaining to Beekmantown
1799-1808
Box: 31(A) Folder : 3 William Beekman, Correspondence and Bonds Related to Property and Estate Settlement
1763-1813
Box: 31(A) Folder : 4 William Beekman, Bonds, Leases, and Indentures
1755-1796
Box: 31(A) Folder : 5 William Beekman, Wrappings (Indentures) and Bills of Sale
Undated
Box: 31(A) Folder : 6 William Beekman and Catherine Boudinot, Accounts and Estate Information, Chancery Records, Bound Volumes Listing Stock Dividends
1797-1818
Box: 31(A) Folder : 7 William Beekman, Accounts and Estate Information

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Bound Volume

1799

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Box 31(B), William Beekman, 1744-1819

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 31(B) Folder : 8 Legal Documents Pertaining to the Wawayanda Patent and Family Property, Including Indenture of Elizabeth Rutgers, 1791
1756-1805
Box: 31(B) Folder : 9 Legal Documents, Indentures, Bills of Sale, Many Pertaining to the Water Lot
1753-1795
Box: 31(B) Folder : 10 Legal Documents, Releases
1744-1819
Box: 31(B) Folder : 11 Legal Documents, Deeds in Trust, Division of Troup's Farm
1753-1812

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Box 31(C), William Beekman and James Beekman, 1757-1822

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 31(C) Folder : 12 Legal Documents, Probate Materials of William Beekman, Deeds for Bayard, Coens, Livingston, and Ludlow Families
1757-1801
Box: 31(C) Folder : 13 James Beekman and Jane Beekman, Account Books Pertaining to Sundry Accounts and Rent
1796-1814
Box: 31(C) Folder : 14 James Beekman, Account and Estate Information, Including Bound Volumes Pertaining Largely to the Heirs of Beekman's Estate
1804-1816
Box: 31(C) Folder : 15 Descriptions of Household and Kitchen Furniture and Wearing Apparel
Circa 1790s-1820s

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Box 32(A), James Beekman, 1786-1793

Scope and Contents

For additional description, see White's guide, Volume 1, pages 142-159.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 32(A) Folder : 1 James Beekman, Accounts and Correspondence Pertaining Largely to Business in Europe
1885-1786
Box: 32(A) Folder : 2 James Beekman, Accounts and Correspondence
1787
Box: 32(A) Folder : 3 James Beekman, Accounts and Correspondence
1788
Box: 32(A) Folder : 4 James Beekman, Accounts and Correspondence
1789
Box: 32(A) Folder : 5 James Beekman, Accounts and Correspondence
1789
Box: 32(A) Folder : 6 James Beekman, Accounts and Correspondence
1790
Box: 32(A) Folder : 7 James Beekman, Accounts and Correspondence
1791
Box: 32(A) Folder : 8 James Beekman, Accounts and Correspondence
1793

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Box 32(B), James Beekman, & Box 33, Beekman Family Property & Correspondence, 1713-1799

Scope and Contents

For more on the "Drew Affair" (folder 11), see Box 34(A) Folders 1-8.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 32(B) Folder : 9 James Beekman, Accounts, Property, Receipts
1794
Box: 32(B) Folder : 10 James Beekman, Accounts, Receipts, Chancery Court Expenses
1795
Box: 32(B) Folder : 11 James Beekman, Jr., Drew Affair

Scope and Contents

Contains material described in the guide as being in Folder 13

1798-1799
Box: 32(B) Folder : 12 James Beekman and Jane Keteltas, Accounts and Estate Lists, Book Containing the "History of the World in Major Events Since its Creation in 4004 B.C."
Undated
Box: 32(B) Folder : 13 James Beekman, Early Deeds Regarding the Wawayanda Patent, Miscellaneous Receipts
1713-1818
Box: 33 Folder : 1 Maps of Beekman Properties
Circa 1750s
Box: 33 Folder : 2 Correspondence, Leases to Ernest Conrad and John B. Morrel

Scope and Contents

Items in this folder are not described in White's guide.

1849, 1857
Box: 33 Folder : 3 Envelopes and Wrappings for Letters
Undated

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Box 34(A), James Beekman, 1800-1819

Scope and Contents

For more information, see White's guide, Volume 1, pages 160-161 (Note: descriptions are mainly for international affairs and property, and are not organized in order). Beekmantown documents in Folder 2. See also Box 21 Folders 10-10, Box 30(A) Folders 2,6. "Drew Affair" in folders 1-8, and for the origins of the Drew Affair, see Box 32(B) Folder 11.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 34(A) Folder : 1 James Beekman, Accounts and Correspondence
1800
Box: 34(A) Folder : 2 James Beekman, Accounts and Correspondence, Receipts, "Drew Affair," Beekmantown
1801
Box: 34(A) Folder : 3 James Beekman, Accounts and Correspondence, Receipts, "Drew Affair"
1802
Box: 34(A) Folder : 4 James Beekman, Accounts and Correspondence, "Drew Affair"
1803
Box: 34(A) Folder : 5 James Beekman, Accounts and Correspondence, "Drew Affair"
1804
Box: 34(A) Folder : 6 James Beekman, Accounts and Correspondence, "Drew Affair"
1805
Box: 34(A) Folder : 7 James Beekman, Accounts and Correspondence, "Drew Affair," James Beekman Estate Papers
1806
Box: 34(A) Folder : 8 James Beekman, Accounts and Correspondence, "Drew Affair," Property Documents
1807
Box: 34(A) Folder : 9 James Beekman, Accounts and Correspondence, Map of City Lots, James Beekman Estate Property Valuation
1808
Box: 34(A) Folder : 10 James Beekman, Accounts, Correspondence, Indentures, Receipts, Insurance, Carriage Tax
1810-1815
Box: 34(A) Folder : 11 James Beekman, Accounts and Correspondence, Receipts
1816
Box: 34(A) Folder : 12 James Beekman, Accounts and Correspondence, Receipts, Clipping from the NY Daily Advertiser dated 9/1/1817
1817
Box: 34(A) Folder : 13 James Beekman, Accounts, Receipts
1818
Box: 34(A) Folder : 14 James Beekman, Accounts and Correspondence, Property Papers, Receipts, 2 Blank Copies of "Sea Officers' Widows' Charity"
1819

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Box 34(B), James Beekman, 1799-1839

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 34(B) Folder : 15 James Beekman, Accounts, Receipts, and Subscriptions
1820-1829
Box: 34(B) Folder : 15A James Beekman and Lydia Beekman, Correspondence Regarding Royal Navy Pension
1820-1825
Box: 34(B) Folder : 16 James Beekman, Accounts, Receipts, and Subscriptions
1830
Box: 34(B) Folder : 17 James Beekman, Accounts, Receipts, Subscriptions, and Documents Regarding Pension
1831
Box: 34(B) Folder : 18 James Beekman, Accounts, Receipts, and Subscriptions
1832
Box: 34(B) Folder : 19 James Beekman, Indentures and Agreements
1827-1834
Box: 34(B) Folder : 20 James Beekman, Property Information

Scope and Contents

Description of contents listed in White's guide, Volume 1, page 164.

1799-1801, 1837-1839

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Box 35(A), Estate Papers, 1763-1839

Scope and Contents

For more information, see White's guide, Volume 2, pages 306-310 (Note: includes description of materials pertaining to business and property, including shipping, mercantile accounts, and the Chancery Court).

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 35(A) Folder : 1 Cornelia Beekman Walton, Estate
1763-1800
Box: 35(A) Folder : 2 Gerard Beekman, Samuel Beekman, and James Beekman, Correspondence
1803-1822
Box: 35(A) Folder : 3 William Beekman, James Beekman, Receipts and Accounts
1791-1819
Box: 35(A) Folder : 4 Reverend Abraham Keteltas, Estate Papers
1781-1802
Box: 35(A) Folder : 5 Gerard Beekman, Accounts
1768-1780
Box: 35(A) Folder : 6 James Beekman, John Beekman, William Beekman, Samuel Beekman, Accounts, Letters, Receipts
1782-1811
Box: 35(A) Folder : 7 John Beekman, Accounts, Letters, Receipts
1792-1798
Box: 35(A) Folder : 8 Gerard Beekman and Reverend Abraham Keteltas, Estate Inventories, Statements of Rents and Lots
1793-1836

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Box 35(B), Estate Papers, 1731-1812

Scope and Contents

For description of materials, see White's guide, Volume 2, pages 309-310.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 35(B) Folder : 9 William Beekman, Eighteenth-Century Deeds
1731, 1785
Box: 35(B) Folder : 10 James Beekman, John Beekman, Real Estate Papers
1808-1812
Box: 35(B) Folder : 11 Beekman Family, Estate and Account Book
October 1795
Box: 35(B) Folder : 12 William Beekman, Estate, Account Book
1731-1802
Box: 35(B) Folder : 13 Beekman Family, Estate Book
1795-1806
Box: 35(B) Folder : 14 William Beekman, Deceased October 8, 1795, Estate Book

Scope and Contents

Description of contents in White's guide, Volume 2, P. 310.

1803-1812
Box: 35(B) Folder : 15 William Beekman, Uncle William Beekman, Estate Books and Negatives (Photostat Copies) of Family Estate Book
1795-1812

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Box 36, Legal Documents, 1707-1822

Scope and Contents

For folder descriptions, see White's guide, Volume 2, page 311. Additionally, this folder contains a small amount of miscellaneous material not directly pertaining to legal documentation, including sermons and parlor games.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 36 Folder : 1 William and Gerard Beekman, Deeds, Bills, Receipts and Agreements, including one letter in French
1707-1788
Box: 36 Folder : 2 Abraham Beekman, Samuel Beekman, James Beekman, Gerard Beekman, Indentures
1718-1818
Box: 36 Folder : 3 Indentures
1742-1763
Box: 36 Folder : 4 William Beekman, Abraham Beekman, Gerard Beekman, Mary Beekman, Catherine Beekman, Indentures
1774-18221795-1822
Box: 36 Folder : 5 John Beekman, Gerard Beekman, Peter Taylor, Indentures
1761-1818
Box: 36 Folder : 6 William and Gerard Beekman, Indentures, Release for Water Lot
1751-1792

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Box 37 and 38(A), Beekman Family Estates, Accounts and Correspondence; Box 38(A), James W. Beekman, 1761-1863

Scope and Contents

Boxes 37 and 38(A) have been combined into one box. For more information, see White's guide, Volume 2, pages 312-319.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 37 Folder : 1 William Beekman, Materials Pertaining to Estate Division, Funeral Costs, Accounts, and Federal Repayment for Revolutionary War Cannons. Includes William Beekman's Estate Inventory, Negatives and Original
1764-1795
Box: 37 Folder : 2 Gerard Beekman, James Beekman, Samuel Beekman, Abraham Beekman, Mary Beekman, Agreements, Indentures, and Correspondence
1764-1813
Box: 37 Folder : 3 James Beekman, William Beekman, Mary Beekman, Cornelia Beekman, and Gerard Beekman, Bills, Receipts, Correspondence. Includes Promissory Note Sent from William Duer to John Pintard, 1792.
1757-1796
Box: 37 Folder : 4 Abraham Van Gelder and Daniel Ryan, Estate Documents, Power of Attorney, Receipts, and Indentures
1765-1820
Box: 37 Folder : 5 Jane Keteltas Estate Documents, Receipts and Accounts for Gerard Beekman, John Beekman, James Beekman
1767-1823
Box: 38(A) Folder : 1 James W. Beekman, Accounts with John Beekman, The Heirs of William Beekman, J.C.D. Beekman, and Abraham Cox
1820-1842
Box: 38(A) Folder : 2 James W. Beekman, Correspondence from Seeland and Beckwith
1838-1849
Box: 38(A) Folder : 3 James W. Beekman, Estate, Property Documentation Pertaining to Beekmantown

Scope and Contents

Materials are not organized in chronological order.

Circa 1830s-1850s
Box: 38(A) Folder : 4 James W. Beekman, Accounts and Items Pertaining to California Trade, Bill of Goods for W.J. Milledoler
Circa 1840s-1863

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Box 38(B), James W. Beekman, 1823-1897

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 38(B) Folder : 5 James W. Beekman, Mount Pleasant Dutch Reformed Church
1860-1861
Box: 38(B) Folder : 6 James W. Beekman, Taxes, Assessments
1855-1858, undated
Box: 38(B) Folder : 7 James W. Beekman, Correspondence, Accounts (some with London), Obituary, Clippings, American Tract Society Document, Will of Alida Beekman, Fr/Ger ad for Water of Cologne, some genealogical research
1823-1897
Box: 38(B) Folder : 8 James W. Beekman, Accounts, Mortgages, Assessments, Taxes
1837-1855
Box: 38(B) Folder : 9 James W. Beekman, Receipts
1856-1857
Box: 38(B) Folder : 10 James W. Beekman, Accounts, Receipts
1858
Box: 38(B) Folder : 11 James W. Beekman, Accounts, Receipts
1859
Box: 38(B) Folder : 12 James W. Beekman, Lecture on Divorce, Proposal for "The Three Hundred" Patriotic Social Club
Undated

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Box 39(A), Genealogical Papers, Circa 1870-1903

Scope and Contents

For extensive detail regarding the contents of this box, see White's guide, Volume 2, pages 328-335 (Note: Materials within Box 39(A) and 39(B) appear to have been compiled by J.W. Beekman, Jr., for use in a publication; it's possible that the June 15, 1908 New York Evening Post article in Box 12, Folder 2, is the result of this research). For further genealogical material, see Box 12.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 39(A) Folder : 1 Organizational Material and Correspondence Pertaining to the Society of Colonial Wars, Yacht Club, New-York Historical Society, Columbia Alumni Association, Union Club, and Trustee of New York Hospital, Lake George Memorial
1903, undated
Box: 39(A) Folder : 2 Genealogical Material (collected in the 1890's), Including Material Copied from Family Bibles, Copy of 1700's Peartree Patent, Correspondence, Family Trees.
1870-1890, undated
Box: 39(A) Folder : 3 Genealogical Material, including Family Trees, Rutgers/Depeyster Families, Issue of Jan. 1903 Huguenot Magazine.
1893-1894, undated
Box: 39(A) Folder : 4 Genealogical Material, Predominantly Correspondence, Some in German and French
1874-1901, undated
Box: 39(A) Folder : 5 Genealogical Material, Correspondence, Copies of Dutch Reformed Church Records, List of Marriages, Newspaper Clippings, Some in French
1892-1899
Box: 39(A) Folder : 6 Genealogical Material, Mostly Focused on pre-Colonial Dutch Ancestry, Notes and Drafts of Family Trees, Correspondence, Correspondence, Some in French One in Dutch (translated)
1892-1896, undated

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Box 39(B), Genealogical Papers, 1880-1901

Scope and Contents

In the majority of these folders, there are documents in Dutch and French.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 39(B) Folder : 7 Genealogical Material, Much in Dutch, Will of Cornelius Beekman

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Many materials are in fragile condition or placed within plastic sleeves.

Circa 1755-1795
Box: 39(B) Folder : 8 Genealogical Material, Notes, Some in French, Dutch
1890-1900
Box: 39(B) Folder : 9 Genealogical Material, Notes, Newspaper Article on Beekman Family From the New York Evening Post, dated June 15, 1901, Advertisements for Genealogy Books, Some in French
1895-1901, undated
Box: 39(B) Folder : 10 Genealogical Material, Notes, Correspondence, Livingston Family Tree, Some in Dutch and French
1880-1890, undated
Box: 39(B) Folder : 11 Genealogical Material, Notes, Correspondence, Some in French
1892-1901, undated
Box: 39(B) Folder : 12 Genealogical Material, Notes, Correspondence, Order Forms for Genealogy Books, Some in Dutch
1896-1900
Box: 39(B) Folder : 13 Genealogical Material, Notes, Correspondence
1894-1896, undated
Box: 39(B) Folder : 14 Genealogical Material, Notes, Correspondence, Documentation Pertaining to Marriages of Morris and Walton Families, Morris Family History
1885-1896, undated
Box: 39(B) Folder : 15 Genealogical Material, Pertaining to the Death of Sir Elias Beekman (1678), Battle of Aardenburg, and the Beekman Coat of Arms, Some in Dutch, French
1894-1897, undated

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Box 40(A), Genealogical Papers, Undated

Scope and Contents

Some additional description available in White's guide, Volume 2, page 336.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 40(A) Folder : 1 General Family History, Notes
Undated
Box: 40(A) Folder : 2 Documentation Regarding European Beekmans, Notes and Correspondence
Undated, 1893-1899
Box: 40(A) Folder : 3 William Beekman, Miscellaneous Beekman, Notes, Family Tree, Newspaper Clippings
Undated
Box: 40(A) Folder : 4 Livingston Family
Undated
Box: 40(A) Folder : 5 Materials Pertaining to Related Families, Including Duane, Stuyvesant, Abeel, DeBow, and Others
Undated
Box: 40(A) Folder : 6 Material Pertaining to Mount Pleasant
Undated
Box: 40(A) Folder : 7 Drew Family
Undated
Box: 40(A) Folder : 8 G.W. Beekman
Undated
Box: 40(A) Folder : 9 Gerard Beekman (Father of J.W. Beekman)
Undated
Box: 40(A) Folder : 10 Gerardus Beekman
Undated
Box: 40(A) Folder : 11 Col. Henry Beekman
Undated
Box: 40(A) Folder : 12 Jacobus Beekman
Undated
Box: 40(A) Folder : 13 James Beekman
Undated
Box: 40(A) Folder : 15 Keteltas Family
Undated

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Box 40(B), Genealogical Papers, 1893-1894, undated

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 40(B) Folder : 16 Dr. William Beekman
Undated
Box: 40(B) Folder : 17 Other Beekman Branches
Undated
Box: 40(B) Folder : 18 Notebook of Genealogy

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Contains bound volume

Undated
Box: 40(B) Folder : 19 Letterpress Book of Genealogical Correspondence

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Contains a bound volume in fragile condition

1893
Box: 40(B) Folder : 20 Notebooks on Genealogy, including Family Trees
Undated
Box: 40(B) Folder : 21 Genealogical Notes and Correspondence
1893, undated
Box: 40(B) Folder : 22 Genealogical Notes and Correspondence
1894, undated
Box: 40(B) Folder : 23 Genealogical Notes
Undated
Box: 40(B) Folder : 24 Genealogical Notes
Undated
Box: 40(B) Folder : 25 Genealogical Notes
Undated

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Box 41(A), James W. Beekman, Accounts, 1861-1866

Scope and Contents

Short description is available in White's guide, Volume 2, pages 302-303. Heavy box filled with misc accounts and receipts.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 41(A) Folder : 1 James W. Beekman, Various Accounts, Receipts, Indenture
1861
Box: 41(A) Folder : 2 James W. Beekman, Various Accounts, Receipts
1862-1863
Box: 41(A) Folder : 3 James W. Beekman, Various Accounts, Receipts
1863
Box: 41(A) Folder : 4 James W. Beekman, Bills Paid, Accounts, Receipts
1864
Box: 41(A) Folder : 5 James W. Beekman, Bills Paid, Accounts, Receipts
1865-1866

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Box 41(B), James W. Beekman, Accounts, 1850-1871

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 41(B) Folder : 6 James W. Beekman, Various Accounts
1867
Box: 41(B) Folder : 7 James W. Beekman, Various Accounts
1868-1871
Box: 41(B) Folder : 8 James W. Beekman, Cancelled Checks
1850-1862, 1868
Box: 41(B) Folder : 9 James W. Beekman, Correspondence, Accounts, Checks, Large Account With Margaret Milledoler, Marriage Notification James W. Beekman and Abian (Abby) Steele Milledoler

Scope and Contents

Items in folder are not described in White's guide.

1840-1860

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Box 42, Theophilus E. Beekman, 1789-1906

Scope and Contents

For more information, see White's guide, Volume 2, pages 439-441.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 42 Folder : 1 Correspondence, Shares of Stock in Turnpikes
1809, 1814, 1830, 1845
Box: 42 Folder : 2 Theophilus Elsworth Beekman, son of Theophilus Beekman and Elizabeth Matthews, Husband of Maritta Hathway, Papers, Including Purchase Registers, Correspondence, Newspaper Clippings
Undated
Box: 42 Folder : 3 Theophilus E. Beekman, Correspondence Received
1813-1828
Box: 42 Folder : 4 Theophilus E. Beekman, Correspondence and Legal Papers
1833-1837
Box: 42 Folder : 5 Theophilus E. Beekman, Correspondence and Legal Papers
1840-1859
Box: 42 Folder : 6(I) Material Concerning the Descendants of Theophilus E. Beekman, Including Inventories and Estate Disposition Materials
1902-1906
Box: 42 Folder : 6(II) Material Concerning the Descendants of Theophilus E. Beekman. Mostly about Estate of T.H. Beekman, Jr, and Marietta Beekman Mundy and Maud Woodhouse
1866-1905, 1833
Box: 42 Folder : 7(I) John Hathaway (Father of Marietta Hathaway, wife of Theophilus E. Beekman) and Hathaway Family Papers, Including Indentures
1789-1807
Box: 42 Folder : 7(II) John Hathaway (Father of Marietta Hathaway, wife of Theophilus E. Beekman) and Hathaway Family Papers, Includes Schoolbook of Arithmetic
1811-1864

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Box 43(A), Genealogy and Legal Papers, 1700-Circa 1920

Scope and Contents

For Genealogy Material, see also Box 12 and 39(A)-40. Some description of this box is in White's guide, pages 372-373. It is not a comprehensive description.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 43(A) Folder : 1 Revolutionary Generation Material, Accounts, Correspondence, Chancery Court Record for Abraham Beekman Estate, Newspaper Clipping, Deed
1703-1810, 1920's
Box: 43(A) Folder : 2 Genealogy, American Branches, Beekman and Van Dyke Genealogy
1885-1930
Box: 43(A) Folder : 3 Business and Legal Papers, Correspondence, Wills and Death Notices, Maps of Property and Willed Property to Johanna, Catherine, Magdalen, Margaret, Jane
1770-1820
Box: 43(A) Folder : 4 Revolutionary Generation Papers Relating to Carriage, Beekman Arms (hotel), Paintings, Sofa, Documents on "The Cliffs" Long Island Home, Clippings
Circa 1900
Box: 43(A) Folder : 5 Revolutionary Generation Wills, Land Papers, Accounts, Taxes, Probate of Will of Rachel Winne, Marriage Certificates, Much on Keteltas Family
1720-1815
Box: 43(A) Folder : 6 Militia Commission to William Beekman
1746 and 1755
Box: 43(A) Folder : 7 Bond Indicating William Beekman's Disposition of Interest in Captured Vessel Brought in by Privateer "William"
1746
Box: 43(A) Folder : 8 Gerard G. Beekman, Letterbook (large)
1746-1750
Box: 43(A) Folder : 9 Book: American Genealogy, A History of Some of the Early Settlers in N. America and their Descendants
1848
Box: 43(A) Folder : 10 Henry Beekman, Copy re: Patent for Land in Dutchess County
1924

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Box 43(B), Genealogy and Legal Papers, 1746-1933

Scope and Contents

For more description, see White's guide, Volume 2, pages 372 to 373.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 43(B) Folder : 11 Gerard Beekman, Diploma from Columbia College and Commencement Address, Focusing on Women's Education and Intellect
1792
Box: 43(B) Folder : 12 Papers of Tarrytown Beekmans, Largely Deeds, War of 1812 Military Appointment
1746-1812
Box: 43(B) Folder : 13 Notes on Boston Newspapers in the Eighteenth Century, Including Stories Relating to William Beekman
Undated
Box: 43(B) Folder : 14 Revolutionary Generation, Wills and Related Papers, including the estate list of James Beekman, 1833, and Materials relating to the compact wills of William, Catherine, and Mary Beekman, including Conveyances, Probate Materials, and Estate Disposition
1784-1833
Box: 43(B) Folder : 15 Beekman Family Arms, Article in the "New York Genealogical and Biographical Record," Correspondence
1931-1933, undated
Box: 43(B) Folder : 16 Genealogy, European Beekmans, Correspondence, Clippings, Notes
1897-1926, undated
Box: 43(B) Folder : 17 William Beekman, Letter sent to Brother James and Order for a Keg of Wine "by my Negro man Hanover"
August 22, 1780
Box: 43(B) Folder : 18 Wilhelmus Baudartius, Autobiography
1915
Box: 43(B) Folder : 19 Account of Beekman Family Bible
1924
Box: 43(B) Folder : 20 William Beekman, Pocket Almanac, Poem of John J. Beekman
1773, 1911

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Box 44, James W. Beekman, 1796-1909 1833-1865

Scope and Contents

For additional information, see White's guide, Volume 2, pages 342 to 367, which contains item-level description of materials in letterbooks.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 44 Folder : 1 James W. Beekman, Personal Correspondence, Reports for N.S. Milledoler, Introductions
1833-1874
Box: 44 Folder : 2 James W. Beekman, Letter to New York Evening Post, Picture of William Beekman (same image in book in Folder 9)

Scope and Contents

Some material from Folder 2 is described in White's guide, Volume 2, page 369 in "College Notebooks, James W. Beekman."

1908
Box: 44 Folder : 3 Senator Dixon, Correspondence, Letter from Joseph Francis from St Petersburg
1859-1860
Box: 44 Folder : 4 James W. Beekman, Wills, M. Romero Letter on Death of Lincoln
1848-1865
Box: 44 Folder : 5 James W. Beekman, Taxes, Property Papers and Map
1861-1866
Box: 44 Folder : 6 James W. Beekman, Dutch Reformed Church Affairs and Catalogue of Members, Post Office Land Purchase, Milledoler Will Papers, Accounts, Checks
1849-1865
Box: 44 Folder : 7 James W. Beekman, Business Papers (Including Papers Regarding Sewer on 50th Street), Bonds and Mortgages, Will of Catherine Boudinot (Beekman), Investment in Oil Property, Correspondence, Receipts
1837-1864
Box: 44 Folder : 8 James W. Beekman, Business Agreements, Legal Papers, Property Papers
1835-1867
Box: 44 Folder : 9 The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Book
January 1909
Box: 44 Folder : 10 James W. Beekman, Engravings
Undated
Box: 44 Folder : 11 Caty Landers and Mary Hamilton, School Notebooks
1796, Undated
Box: 44 Folder : 12 James W. Beekman, Gerard Beekman, and James W. Beekman, Jr., College Degrees, Bar Acceptance
1867-1871

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Box 45, Memorabilia, 1808-1926

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 45 Folder : 1 "Us," A Book of Poems
Undated
Box: 45 Folder : 2 General John Steele, Personal and Official Papers (Collector of Customs at Philadelphia, circa 1808-1811). Consists largely of correspondence sent between Philadelphia and Washington City, and contains discussion of the trade embargo.
1808-1864
Box: 45 Folder : 3 Benjamin F. Beekman, Draft Copy of Will
1875
Box: 45 Folder : 4 Papers of Intermediate Generation between James and James W. Beekman, Pertaining Largely to Gerard Beekman. Includes Newspaper Clippings, Chancery Court Petition, Correspondence
1811-1863
Box: 45 Folder : 5 Papers of Intermediate Generation between James and James W. Beekman, Regarding Lots #99 and #112 on Broadway and Mercer Street, and Gerard Beekman and Isaac Cox, Including Supreme Court Documentation and Receipts
1816-1818
Box: 45 Folder : 6 James W. Beekman, Columbia College Paper, Correspondence

Scope and Contents

Potentially detailed in White's guide, page 369.

1833-1835
Box: 45 Folder : 7 Papers of Intermediate Generation between James and James W. Beekman, Pertaining largely to Gerard Beekman
1811-1839
Box: 45 Folder : 8 Papers, Post James W. Beekman, Including Clippings, Church Bulletins, Correspondence, Genealogy, and Obituaries. Includes Invitation to Dinner with President Teddy Roosevelt at the White House in 1902 and Correspondence with Roosevelt.
1887-1926
Box: 45 Folder : 9 Family Scrapbook

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Bound volume.

Undated

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Box 46, Gerard Beekman, 1837-1910 1910

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 46 Folder : 1 Charities of Gerard Beekman, Church Organ Brochures, Documents on Construction of Almshouse "Hall" for Jones Institute
Circa 1910
Box: 46 Folder : 2 Charities of Gerard Beekman, "Hall" Construction Documents
Circa 1910
Box: 46 Folder : 3 Charities of Gerard Beekman, Correspondence, Rutgers College 150 Yr Anniversary, Church Construction and Repairs
Circa 1910
Box: 46 Folder : 4 Charities of Gerard Beekman, Seamen's Church Institute Dedication, Church Repairs and Charitable Giving, Plans for "All Angels Church," Twilight Park, NY.
Circa 1910
Box: 46 Folder : 5 Gerard Beekman, Plots of Land and Genealogical Notes on William Beekman (18th Century), Documents on Harlem Property including Maps
1890-1910
Box: 46 Folder : 6 Gerard Beekman, Plots of Land Documents in Scotia, NY, Genealogical Notes on Keteltas Family
Circa 1910
Box: 46 Folder : 7 Papers and Maps of Real Estate in Upper East Side, 1887, James W. Beekman Death and Supporting Documents
1837-1839, Undated
Box: 46 Folder : 8 Photos of Documents for Family Genealogy (mostly 18th-19th centuries) and Herald's College, London
Undated

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Box 47, Beekman Family Oversized Materials, 1781-1925, Undated

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 47 Folder : 1 Beekman and Related Families, Family Trees and Genealogical Notes

Scope and Contents

Previously housed in Beekman Family Box 39

Undated
Box: 47 Folder : 2 Complaint of James Beekman, Jr., regarding the Estate of Lydia Matthews Beekman, 1834; Beekman Coat of Arms

Scope and Contents

Previously housed in Beekman Family Box 24

1834, Undated
Box: 47 Folder : 3 Beekman Family Account Book

Scope and Contents

Previously housed in Beekman Family Box 24, Folder 16

1781-1783
Box: 47 Folder : 4 Survey of Union Cemetery, dated July 6, 1852; Beekman Crest, Original and Copy

Scope and Contents

Previously housed in Beekman Family Box 25

1852, 1925
Box: 47 Folder : 5 Agreement for Cemetery Plot for Wilhelmus Beekman and Heirs; Survey of Ten Lots of Land along the East River, from Turtle Bay to Saw Kill, Tracing Ownership to 1676-1677

Scope and Contents

Previously housed in Beekman Family Box 12

1765, Undated
Box: 47 Folder : 6 Beekman, James, Alphabetical Index of Accounts
Circa 1800

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