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Guide to the
Hendricks Family Papers, 1713-1976
(bulk 1755-1959)
 MS 295

New-York Historical Society
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New York, NY 10024
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© 2011 New-York Historical Society

Collection processed by Meaghan Dwyer, 2000; EAD finding aid prepared by Celia Hartmann, 2010; revisions and additions by Joseph Ditta, June-July 2017

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on August 21, 2017
English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Container List

Series II. Harmon Hendricks Papers (1794-1863), 1797-1863

Scope and Contents

The series contains papers of Harmon Hendricks relating to his importing business, trade in copper, and growing interest finding American sources of copper manufacture. It includes loose correspondence, inventories and other business records, letterbooks, ledgers and account books, indentures, and mortgages. It is arguably the most historically important of the collection and one of the richest pertaining to a New York merchant in the carrying trade who subsequently helped to build one of America's basic industries. Notable are Harmon's correspondence with Paul Revere & Son (Subseries II.C) and records regarding his ship, Ophelia.

Biographical Note

Harmon Hendricks (1771-1838), Uriah's only surviving son, began working in his father's business as an apprentice, becoming a partner in 1792 at age twenty. Harmon was especially interested in the metals trade in which Uriah had recently become involved. After Uriah's death six years later, Harmon took over completely, discontinuing the West Indian trade to focus exclusively on the carrying trade with England and trade in America, particularly in copper and other metals.

Arrangement

The business correspondence is ordered chronologically and then by person or subject. Some of the correspondence in Subseries B includes annotations and transcriptions as well as original materials. The personal papers, household expense records, and estate papers are ordered chronologically by subject.

The series is organized into four subseries:

Subseries II.A. Ledgers and letterbooks

Subseries II.B. Correspondence

Subseries II.C. Material on Paul Revere

Subseries II.D. Estate-related papers

Subseries II.A. Ledgers and letterbooks

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 10 Letterbooks
1794-1795
Box: 1 Folder : 11 Account book: 16 loose pages and A-Z index through Feb 28, A. Cohen
1795
Box: 2 Folder : 1 Ledger
1795-1807
Box: 2 Folder : 2 Ledger and index: estate of Uriah Hendricks
1797-1800
Box: 2 Folder : 3 Ledger, including some fragments
1799-1804; 1813
Box: 2 Folder : 4 Letterbook
1802-1809
Box: 2 Folder : 5 Ledger
1803 November - December
Box: 2 Folder : 6 Two Blotters
1804
Box: 3 Folder : 1 Ledger
1806-1808
Box: 3 Folder : 2 Ledger and index
1827-1830
Box: 3 Folder : 3 Unidentified ledger index
Undated
Box: OS Small Folder : Y-Hendricks 1 Newspaper advertisements (2), Thomas Holmes invoices (3), United Insurance Company ship insurance policy, memorial and petition, records of copper and tin sale, petitions to government
1799-1807
Box: OS Small Folder : Y-Hendricks 2 Ledger book fragments
1799 January - 1804 January
Volume: 3 Ledger: Uriah Hendricks estate
1797-1800
Volume: 4 Ledger
1799-1832
Volume: 5 Wastebook and ledger: copper transactions
1800-1829
Volume: 6 Ledger
1803-1831
Volume: 7 Cash accounts
1808-1817
Volume: 8 Letterbook
1809-1827
Volume: 9 Ledger
1827-1830

Subseries II.B. Correspondence

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 3 Folder : 4 Coen, Barnes, Oppenheim, Pesoa, and others
1798
Box: 3 Folder : 5 Boldero-Freeman
1799
Box: 3 Folder : 6 Freeman (invoices)- Levy
1799
Box: 3 Folder : 7 Oppenheim-Pesoa
1799
Box: 3 Folder : 8 Pieschell-Ward
1799
Box: 3 Folder : 9 Berenberg-Freeman
1800
Box: 4 Folder : 1 Gabay-Oppenheim
1800
Box: 4 Folder : 2 Pieschell-Ward
1800
Box: 4 Folder : 3 Bulmer-Isaacs
1801
Box: 4 Folder : 4 Judah-Phelps
1801
Box: 4 Folder : 5 Pieschell-Ward
1801
Box: 4 Folder : 6 Manuscript list and typed transcripts
1801-1809
Box: 4 Folder : 7 DaCosta -Freeman
1802
Box: 5 Folder : 1 Gabay-Henriques
1802
Box: 5 Folder : 2 Holmes-Oppenheim
1802
Box: 5 Folder : 3 Phelan-Sims
1802
Box: 5 Folder : 4 Stafford-Ward
1802
Box: 5 Folder : 5 Atkins-DeLeon
1803
Box: 5 Folder : 6 Freeman-Hartford
1803
Box: 5 Folder : 7 Hendricks-Holmes
1803
Box: 6 Folder : 1 Lansing-Phelan
1803
Box: 6 Folder : 2 Pieschell-Ward
1803
Box: 6 Folder : 3 Beck-DeLeon
1804
Box: 6 Folder : 4 Freeman-Hendricks
1804
Box: 6 Folder : 5 Holmes-Ship
1804
Box: 6 Folder : 6 Atkins-Dick
1805
Box: 6 Folder : 7 Freeman-George
1805
Box: 7 Folder : 1 Harfords-Hendricks
1805
Box: 7 Folder : 2 McCauley-Ward
1805
Box: 7 Folder : 3 Atkins-Freeman
1806
Box: 7 Folder : 4 George-Holmes
1806
Box: 7 Folder : 5 Isaacs-Peck
1806
Box: 7 Folder : 6 Pieschell-Ship
1806
Box: 7 Folder : 7 Beck-Freeman
1807
Box: 8 Folder : 1 George-Hendricks
1807
Box: 8 Folder : 2 McCauley-Ward
1807
Box: 8 Folder : 3 Ship Ophelia
1806 August-December
Box: 8 Folder : 4 Ship Ophelia : disbursement ledgers
1806-1808
Box: 8 Folder : 5 Ship Ophelia
1807 January-February
Box: 8 Folder : 6 Ship Ophelia
1807 March-May
Box: 8 Folder : 7 Ship Ophelia
1807 June-December
Box: 9 Folder : 1 Suit against J. Franklin and Robinson & Co., notes held by N. Judah (1 of 2)
1807-1819
Box: 9 Folder : 2 Suit against J. Franklin and Robinson & Co., notes held by N. Judah (2 of 2)
1807-1819
Box: 9 Folder : 3 Freeman-Ward
1808
Box: 9 Folder : 4 Freeman-Hendricks
1809
Box: 9 Folder : 5 Isaacs-Ward
1809
Box: 9 Folder : 6 Correspondence and business records
1810-1816
Box: 10 Folder : 1 Correspondence and business records
1817-1819
Box: 10 Folder : 2 Correspondence and business records
1820
Box: 10 Folder : 3 Correspondence and business records
1821
Box: 10 Folder : 4 Correspondence and business records
1822-1823
Box: 10 Folder : 5 Correspondence and business records
1824-1825
Box: 10 Folder : 6 Correspondence and business records
1826-1828
Box: 10 Folder : 7 Correspondence and business records
1829-1833, undated
Box: OS Small Folder : Y-Hendricks 3 Ship Ophelia manifest, seamen's agreements (2), duties on copper, United Insurance policy for ship  Consolation
1806-1831

Subseries II.C. Material on Paul Revere

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 11 Folder : 1 Correspondence
1803-1805
Box: 11 Folder : 2 Correspondence
1806-1815
Box: 11 Folder : 3 Efforts by Henry S. Hendricks to authenticate documents
1933

Subseries II.D. Estate-related papers

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 11 Folder : 4 Court decisions: property of mother Eve Gomez Hendricks
1801-1802
Box: 11 Folder : 5 Family and household expenses
1812-1838
Box: 11 Folder : 6 Administration
1838-1844
Box: 11 Folder : 7 Expenses
1838-1839
Box: 11 Folder : 8 Expenses
1840-1842
Box: 11 Folder : 9 In account with Hendricks Brothers
1844-1846
Box: 11 Folder : 10 Brochures and maps of lots to be sold
1846
Box: 11 Folder : 11 Deeds, maps, mortages, and other documents
1846-1863
Box: OS Small Folder : Y-Hendricks 4 Frances Hendricks release, catalog of alabaster urns, indentures
1840s
Box: OS Small Folder : Y-Hendricks 5 Maps, commercial notices of lots to be sold
1830s-1840s

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