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

New-York Historical Society
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New York, NY 10024
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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.

Administrative Information

Provenance

Colonial indentures 1718-1727 (also called "Liber 29 of Conveyances") donation by Register's Office of the City, 1905.

Boys' Indentures from 1792-1794 donation by Isaak John Greenwood, date unclear.

Indentures dated 1815-1902 and Foundling Records, donation by the Department of Public Welfare, City of New York, and Department of Hospitals, Welfare Island, 1937.

The provenance of the loose boys' indentures 1801-1811, loose girls' indentures 1807-1814, and the Free Papers is unknown.

Access Restrictions

Open to qualified researchers.

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Use Restrictions

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Library Director
The New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
New York, NY 10024

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as New York City-Indentures, the New-York Historical Society.

Related Material at The New-York Historical Society

Colonial indentures for the years (1694-1707), which are not in this collection, are published in Collections of the New-York Historical Society for the Year 1885, p. 565-622. The Colonial indentures for the years (1718-1727), which are a part of this collection, are published in  Collections of the New-York Historical Society for the Year 1909, p. 113-199.

An index to the boys' indentures after 1828 and girls' indentures after 1822 is available at the reference desk and was published as Nineteenth Century Apprentices in New York Cityby Kenneth Scott, National Genealogical Society, 1986.