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Guide to the Records of the Children's Aid Society
1836-2006 (bulk 1853-1947)
 MS 111

New-York Historical Society
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New York, NY 10024
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Collection processed by Cherie Acierno and Alegria Barclay (2009), Larry Weimer (2018)

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on July 26, 2018
Description is in English.
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Series VIII - Real Estate Records, circa 1869-1964

Scope and Contents

Series VIII consists of 1 box and 1 oversize box of documents relating to CAS real estate, arranged chronologically 1873-1964, and 3 volumes [circa 1869]-1961. The documents in the boxes include deeds, leases, contracts, a small amount of correspondence, and architectural drawings.

The first box (box 38) consists of folders arranged chronologically 1873-1964, including 3 folders related to work for the CAS by the architectural firm of Calvert Vaux & George Radford interfiled with the other real estate material. Some of the folders in this box include groups of leases, contracts or other documents related to a single property over a span of years, and these are arranged chronologically according to the first document in the folder.

The second box (OS1) is an oversize box of 4 architectural drawings on drafting linen (3 exteriors, 1 cutaway) of the Rhinelander School by the firm of Vaux & Radford circa 1890. The drawings, numbered 7, 8, 9 and 12, appear to be part of a series of drawings, but the location of the remaining drawings is unknown.

Series VIII also includes three volumes regarding real estate owned by the CAS. The volumes appear in the container list at the end of the series, after the boxes.

See also Edwin Merrill Correspondence, Series IV.3.D, for more material relating to real estate. See also Series IX - Facilities - for material about specific properties, including oversize property surveys, arranged according to facility.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 38 Folder : 1 Deed granting land in Virginia to CAS
1873 March 28
Box: 38 Folder : 2 Notice of property on Rivington Street sold for the collection of 1868 taxes
1874 March 18
Box: 38 Folder : 3 Summons for non-payment of rent on 68th Street
1874 October 12
Box: 38 Folder : 4 Contract re: transfer of 43rd Street property to CAS
1881 January 26
Box: 38 Folder : 5 Lease for a room in church building on East 19th Street
1882 May 1
Box: 38 Folder : 6 Lease for a ferry landing at Bath Beach, Coney Island
1882 May 18
Box: 38 Folder : 7 Agreement to allow Brooklyn to build a well on CAS property at Bath Beach Coney Island, and agreement for use of well
1882 July 10 and 1887 September 23
Box: 38 Folder : 8 Correspondence and leases re: 208 Bleecker Street property
1882, 1887-1891
Box: 38 Folder : 9 Leases for 24 Sullivan Street property
1882, 1887, 1908
Box: 38 Folder : 10 Leases of rooms for 53rd Street School
1883, 1888
Box: 38 Folder : 11 Contracts between CAS and Vaux & Radford
1883-1889
Box: 38 Folder : 12 Correspondence between CAS and Vaux & Radford and subcontractors
1885-1889 and undated
Box: 38 Folder : 13 Leases for 68th Street property
1885 April, 1888 July
Box: 38 Folder : 14 Contracts re: purchase and sale of property in Gravesend (Brooklyn)
1885 May, 1920 February
Box: 38 Folder : 15 Agreement to build two Health Home cottages
1886 March 8
Box: 38 Folder : 16 Lease for 93 Crosby Street property
1886 March 18
Box: 38 Folder : 17 Agreements and correspondence re: an opposed plan to extend 18th Ave. in Brooklyn, affecting Bath Beach property
1886 July-1887 November and related documents 1869,1878
Box: 38 Folder : 18 Leases for Charles Loring Brace's residence in Dobb's Ferry NY
1887-1890
Box: 38 Folder : 19 Lease for 206-208 E. 40th Street property
1888 May 1
Box: 38 Folder : 20 Agreement to lease East 35th Street property
1889 March 5
Box: 38 Folder : 21 Agreement to renovate Bath Beach property
1889 May 2
Box: 38 Folder : 22 Agreement to re-build unsafe wall on East 6th Street property
1889 August 19
Box: 38 Folder : 23 Architectural drawings by Vaux & Radford: Jones Memorial School (photocopies)
1890 October 4
Box: 38 Folder : 24 Lease for 207 W. 64th Street property
1892 February 15
Box: 38 Folder : 25 Supreme Court order conveying Rhinelander to the Children's Aid society (photocopy only)
1892 April 28
Box: 38 Folder : 26 Lease for CAS office in United charities building (photocopy)
1893 April 8
Box: 38 Folder : 27 Lease for 24 St. Marks Place
1894 February
Box: 38 Folder : 28 Contract and first invoice for building farm school
1894 April and June
Box: 38 Folder : 29 Lease for Brace Memorial Newsboys Lodging House
1898 February 1
Box: 38 Folder : 30 Contracts granting property in New Castle to CAS
1909 March, May
Box: 38 Folder : 31 Contracts re: New Jersey property transferred to CAS
1909 December
Box: 38 Folder : 32 Cemetery deeds and undertaker's vouchers, Linden Hill Cemetery
1915 April 6-1931 April 27
Box: 38 Folder : 33 Cemetery deeds and receipts, Lutheran Cemetery
1917-1929
Box: 38 Folder : 34 Contract to renovate 44th Street Boys' Home and related correspondence
1919 June 19-1920 March 16
Box: 38 Folder : 35 Deeds to Bowdoin Farm
1928, 1941, 1959, 1960, 1962
Box: 38 Folder : 36 Deed for 207 Sullivan Street (1937) and insurance policy for 209-211 Sullivan Street (1931)
1931-1937
Box: 38 Folder : 37 Correspondence from Helen Cole, Foster Home Dept., to Kenneth Yeaton, re: cemetery real estate 1937 and a memo re: funeral costs 1940
1937 April 12 and 1940 July 2
Box: 38 Folder : 38 Memos: Property Assessments 44th Street (44th St. Lodging House, then Kips Bay Boys' Club)
1938, 1944, 1947
Box: 38 Folder : 39 Proposal to install power lines at Bowdoin Farm property
1964
Box: OS 1 4 architectural drawings on drafting linen of the Rhinelander School by the firm of Vaux & Radford
circa 1890
Volume: 263 Real Estate Information Volume, with a list of other documents
circa 1869-1873
Volume: 264 Real Estate Children's Aid Society
1870-1958
Volume: 265 Record Real and Personal Property of the Children's Aid Society
1870-1961

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