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Guide to the Duane Family Papers
1700-1945
 MS 179

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Container List

Series II: Legal and Business Papers

Arrangement note

Legal papers retain their original organization system: legal documents with clear case names are alphabetized by the plaintiff's last name; legal documents without clear case names but with dates are arranged chronologically; and legal documents without clear case names or dates (for example, case notes or summaries) have been categorized as assorted legal documents. There is also one folder of "cataloged" legal papers, which includes those documents which have been indexed in the original card catalog of the manuscript department, available to in-house researchers.

The various categories of legal documents have not been reviewed to identify related materials, so researchers should be aware that papers relating to the same case or controversy may appear in multiple folders.

Scope and Contents note

This series includes legal papers and business papers dating from the early 18th century to the late 19th century. The legal papers largely concern legal cases and documents primarily relating to land issues in the area of Schectady, NY; such as deeds, leases, rents, surrenders and grants. The business papers include a variety of accountancy documents and letters relating to business matters. These papers primarily relate to James Duane, James C. Duane and George W. Featherstonhaugh.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 11 Folder : 1 Assorted legal documents (folder 1 of 6)
Box: 11 Folder : 2 Assorted legal documents (folder 2 of 6)
Box: 11 Folder : 3 Assorted legal documents (folder 3 of 6)
Box: 11 Folder : 4 Assorted legal documents (folder 4 of 6)
Box: 11 Folder : 5 Assorted legal documents (folder 5 of 6)
Box: 11 Folder : 6 Assorted legal documents (folder 6 of 6)
Box: 11 Folder : 7 Dated legal documents
1666-1688
Box: 11 Folder : 8 Dated legal documents
1700-1763
Box: 11 Folder : 9 Dated legal documents
1764-1770
Box: 11 Folder : 10 Dated legal documents
1771-1773
Box: 12 Folder : 1 Dated legal documents
1775-1785
Box: 12 Folder : 2 Dated legal documents
1786-1787
Box: 12 Folder : 3 Dated legal documents
1788-1797
Box: 12 Folder : 4 Dated legal documents
1804-1819
Box: 12 Folder : 5 Dated legal documents
1820-1866
Box: 12 Folder : 6 Legal cases: A-B
Box: 13 Folder : 1 Legal cases: C-D
Box: 13 Folder : 2 Legal cases: E-F-G
Box: 13 Folder : 3 Legal cases: H
Box: 13 Folder : 4 Legal cases: I-J
Box: 13 Folder : 5 Legal cases: K-L
Box: 13 Folder : 6 Legal cases: M-R
Box: 14 Folder : 1 Legal cases: S
Box: 14 Folder : 2 Legal cases: T
Box: 14 Folder : 3 Legal cases: V
Box: 14 Folder : 4 Legal cases: W-Z
Box: 14 Folder : 5 Legal papers (catalogued)
Box: 14 Folder : 6 18th century New York sheriff's writs
Oversize: large Folder : Duane OS1-OS2 Deeds, releases, and other land papers, New York City (includes surveys of Grammercy)
1665-1765
Oversize: small Folder : Duane OS3 Saratoga Patent (Folder 1 of 3)
1687-1792
Oversize: large Folder : Duane OS4-OS5 Saratoga Patent (Folders 2 and 3 of 3)
1687-1792
Box: 14A Folder : 1 Saratoga Patent, Field Book
1687-1721
Oversize: medium Folder : Duane OS6 Hardenburgh Patent
1749-1833
Box: 14A Folder : 2 Hardenburgh Patent, Field Book
1792
Oversize: small Folder : Duane OS7 Schuyler Patent, Otsego County
1767-1820
Box: 14A Folder : 3 Schuyler Patent, Field Book
undated
Oversize: small Folder : Duane OS8 Deeds, assignments, and other land documents, Oneida County
1769-1817
Oversize: small Folder : Duane OS9 Leases, Duanesburg
1765-1797
Oversize: small Folder : Duane OS10 Leases, Duanesburg
1803-1837
Oversize: small Folder : Duane OS11 Surrenders and Grants, Duanesburg
1791-1831
Oversize: small Folder : Duane OS12 Legal papers and notes, Duanesburg
Oversize: medium Folder : Duane OS13 Legal documents and papers, Princetown, Albany County
1765
Oversize: medium Folder : Duane OS14 Legal documents and papers, Albany County
1731-1748
Oversize: medium Folder : Duane OS15 Letters patent, deeds and other legal documents, Ulster County
1735-1754
Box: 14B Folder : 1 Letters patent for land in the township of Socialborough
1771 April 3
Box: 14B Folder : 2 Letters patent for land in the township of Durham
1773 January 7
Box: 14B Folder : 3 Detached seal
undated
Oversize: medium Folder : Duane OS16A Deeds and other legal papers, Socialborough and Durham
1767-1775
Box: 15 Folder : 1 Assorted documents (primarily receipts and financial documents)
1777-1779
Box: 15 Folder : 2 Assorted documents (primarily receipts and financial documents)
1780-1781
Box: 15 Folder : 3 Assorted documents (primarily receipts and financial documents)
1782-1783
Box: 15 Folder : 4 Assorted documents (includes letters and legal documents)
1790-1799
Box: 15 Folder : 5 Assorted documents (includes letters, receipts and legal documents)
1800-1809
Box: 15 Folder : 6 Assorted documents (includes letters and real estate papers)
1810-1812
Box: 15 Folder : 7 Assorted documents (includes letters and real estate papers)
1815-1819
Box: 15 Folder : 8 Assorted documents (includes letters, receipts and real estate papers)
circa. 1830s - 1880s
Oversize: small Folder : Duane OS16 Assorted documents (letters, petitions, and legal documents)
1762-1778
Oversize: small Folder : Duane OS17 Wills and related documents
1663-1772
Oversize: small Folder : Duane OS18 Appointments and commissions, James Duane (as Mayor and District Court Judge)
1779, 1785, 1789
Box: 15 Folder : 9 Bank notes, bank book and proxy of James C. Duane's (Mohawk Bank, Schenectady)
1831-1846
Box: 16 Folder : 1 Letters to George W. Featherstonhaugh
1813
Box: 16 Folder : 2 Letters to George W. Featherstonhaugh
1814
Box: 16 Folder : 3 Letters and notes relating to Featherstonhaugh family members
1830-1899
Box: 16 Folder : 4 Documents relating to the Sigma Phi Society of the State of NY
1898
Box: 16 Folder : 5 George William Featherstonhaugh's account book from Schenectady Bank
Box: 16 Folder : 6 Papers relating to the Northern Boundary (folder 1 of 3)
Box: 16 Folder : 7 Papers relating to the Northern Boundary (folder 2 of 3)
Box: 16 Folder : 8 Papers relating to the Northern Boundary (folder 3 of 3)
Box: 16 Folder : 9 Undated letters, notes, and ledgers
circa. 1841
Box: 17 Accountancy book ledger
Box: 17 Folder : 1 Accounts and receipts
Box: 17 Folder : 2 Letters, legal and accounting documents (folder 1 of 3)
circa 1820s
Box: 17 Folder : 3 Letters, legal and accounting documents (folder 2 of 3)
circa 1820s
Box: 17 Folder : 4 Letters, legal and accounting documents (folder 3 of 3)
circa 1820s
Box: 17 Folder : 5 Documents relating to the purchase of the Bradshaw Farm
Box: 17 Folder : 6 Copy of lecture written by George W. Featherstonhaugh

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