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Guide to New York City-Indentures
1718-1727, 1792-1915
  MS 1988

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Collection processed by Maurita Baldock

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on November 02, 2011
Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

 
Creator: New York (N.Y.)
Title: New York City-Indentures
Dates: 1718-1727, 1792-1915
Abstract: Indentures in this collection include contracts binding small children and young people of both sexes to periods of domestic servitude, agricultural labor, or apprenticeship with practitioners of a wide variety of trades and occupations. The collection also consists of foundling records from the Alms House and later the Department of Public Charities as well as deeds of manumission and free papers for African American city residents.
Quantity: 10.75 Linear feet (41 volumes and 2 boxes)
Location note: Manuscript cage
Call Phrase: MS 1988