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Guide to the Leverich Papers
1817-1937 (Bulk 1820-1890)
  MS 381

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Series II. Business/Financial Papers, 1818, 1825-1890

Scope and Contents note

The Business/Financial Series of the Leverich Papers primarily chronicles the business undertakings of Leverich & Co. and the Oak Lawn and Dogberry Plantations, and the household expenses of members of the Leverich and allied families. The collection documents the trade in a wide variety of products, but is particularly rich in material pertaining to the trade in the products of Southern agriculture before and after the Civil War. The material spans the period from 1825 to 1890, with one item from 1818. Henry S. Leverich, one of the partners in Leverich & Co., was an associate of Peter Remsen & Co. from ca. 1825 to Remsen & Co.'s dissolution in May 1835. Thus, most of the material from before May 1835 pertains to Remsen & Co.

The series is divided into several subseries on the basis of form. Foldered material is arranged chronologically by month within the subseries, based on the latest date on the document. Bound volumes are arranged chronologically, unless otherwise noted. Researchers should be able to access information via various subseries, following a transaction from account books, through invoices and receipts, through bills of lading, etc.

Very little of the material in this series was in original order, and that which was dates from before 1840. In those cases where original order was evident, it was retained. This material was originally broken down into such categories as "Petty Bills", "Bills of Lading Inward", and "Invoices Inward". It appears to have originally been tied together in bundles, which were identified with a wood or paper placard at the top of the bundle. In these cases, where the material was assigned a title by its creator, the title appears in quotation marks beneath the series title on the folder. The original order material can be found at the beginning of the Bills, Receipts, Invoices, Transferable Orders for Cotton, Payrolls, Charges; Accounts, Statements, Tabulations, Trial Balances; and Bills of Lading/Freight Receipts subseries. It is arranged chronologically by the date appearing in the title.

Early on Leverich & Co. dealt in household products such as tobacco, foodstuffs, spices, glass and glassware, and soap and also industrial products such as hemp, hides, and bulk chemicals, specifically brimstone, saltpeter and indigo. A large proportion of the firm's business in its early years entailed the import of wine from Palermo, Lisbon, and Madeira, and its reshipment to other ports in the U.S. The most noteworthy associated firm in the wine trade was J. Oliviera & Co. of Madeira and London. Leverich & Co. enjoyed a long relationship with this firm. In this early period, most of Leverich & Co.'s bulk trade in Southern produce was in sugar and sugar products, i.e. molasses and rum. The source of these products was New Orleans, and the shipments usually originated with William E. & James H. Leverich, James Colles & Co., or Joseph Lallande & Co., all of that city. At this time, Leverich & Co. had dealings with a great number of wholesalers and shippers in, as well as the above-named cities, Naples, Bristol, Liverpool, Hamburg, and Antwerp in Europe, and Boston, Philadelphia, and Charleston in the United States. Other shipments came from and went to cities as far afield as Calcutta and Buenos Aires.

Gradually, in the decade after the dissolution of Remsen & Co. in 1835, Leverich & Co. expanded its dealings in Southern products. In addition to sugar, the firm began to deal in cotton and rice, with shipments of these latter products often originating in Charleston, South Carolina. Beginning at this time, Leverich & Co. began its association with James Chapman of Charleston. This relationship endured until the 1870's. Another important associate in the South Carolina trade during the antebellum period was Michael Lazarus.

Natchez, Mississippi provided another source of cotton. Natchez was the home of Dr. James A. Gustine, Stephen Duncan, and William D. Minor; Leverich & Co. acted as the factors for these three planters, arranging the sale of their produce and filling their orders for supplies. Leverich & Co. expanded its Southern trade throughout the 1840's.

Throughout the collection, beginning primarily in the 1840's, are numerous bills and receipts from New York retail stores, reflecting not only purchases for the households of Charles P. and Henry S. Leverich, but the purchases of Leverich & Co. for its Southern clients. Indeed, when the Gustine Family relocated to New York after the death of James Gustine, Leverich & Co. continued to act as agent for the family, arranging its household as well as its business affairs. Among the retail firms with whom Leverich & Co. had dealings are Brooks Brothers, Tiffany & Co., and Macy's. Scores of other retailers are represented in the collection.

Leverich & Co. continued as a commission merchant house until the Civil War. Since the firm dealt extensively in Southern products, the war significantly affected its business. This effect is reflected in the scarcity of business material from the years 1861-1865. It is worth noting, however, that the firm was able to take advantage of the ebbing of Confederate fortunes. In April of 1862, the Union Army occupied New Orleans; by the summer of that year, Leverich & Co. was receiving sugar from that city. Numerous bills from the firms of Dunne & Eagan and Robert Dillon & Co. for the mending of cotton, and from Ford's Stores for the storage of cotton indicate that as the war went on, the firm also received that commodity. From the extant papers, Leverich & Co. does not seem to have done the volume of business during the war that it did before and after it, but it did engage in both domestic and international trade.

Beginning in the 1850's, Leverich & Co. began undertaking other commercial ventures which may have softened the impact of the war on the principal source of the firm's livelihood. During this period, Leverich & Co. began dealing in "negotiable business paper". Most of the firm's transactions in negotiable paper were with Marshall Pepoon, Cammann & Co., and Francis Skiddy & Co. All of these companies were located on Wall Street in New York City. During the same decade, Leverich & Co. began to purchase stocks and bonds, both for itself and for its clients. Most of the stocks purchased in the 1840's and 1850's were of railroad companies. By the 1870's, Leverich & Co. also owned stock in gold and silver mines in California and Nevada.

After the Civil War, the mercantile activities of Leverich & Co. began to center almost exclusively on trading in cotton. The post-bellum cotton trade was considerably different from the trade as it had been practiced before the war. In the late 1860's and 1870's, Leverich & Co., for the most part, ceased to be factors for specific planters and began to purchase cotton from merchants in Southern cities, principally Winnsboro, South Carolina, Norfolk, Virginia, and New Orleans. The firm also traded cotton with other brokers in New York City. This emphasis on the cotton trade in the period after the Civil War is reflected in the volume of material from the 1870's. Almost one half of the material in the sub-series Bills, Receipts, Invoices, Transferable Orders for Cotton, Payrolls, Charges is from that decade. The bulk of this material has to do with the cotton trade. This material documents transactions between Leverich & Co. and a large number of other New York cotton brokers. Prominent among the other firms represented are Walter T. Miller & Co. and Brodie & Dubrow. Forms include Classifications, Contracts, and Transferable Orders for Cotton.

Leverich & Co. went into liquidation in 1879. The bulk of the material from 1880 to 1890 concerns the management of the Oak Lawn and Dogberry Plantations in Bayou Teche, Louisiana. The plantations had been owned by James Porter, for whom Leverich & Co. had acted as factors. By 1873, Leverich & Co. held the mortgages to both plantations, and in 1881 Edward Leverich and his wife Annie purchased them outright. The main crop of Oak Lawn and Dogberry was sugar, and much of the material involves its cultivation and processing. Other items record the workings and expenses of the plantation store, and purchases by and sales to tenants. Of particular note are the payrolls of the plantations, which record a large contingent of Chinese laborers in the plantations' workforce. The last dated folder in the series contains material from 1890.

Subseries 1: Account Books, 1818, 1827-1890

Scope and Contents note

Includes journals, ledgers, daybooks, waste books, cash books, sales books, receipt books, record books, invoice books, memorandum books, storage books, cartage books, cotton broker books, and inventories. The account books span 1818, 1827-1890. Where an account book has an actual title, that title appears in quotes (e.g. Leverich & Co.: "Book of Charges"). The volumes in this subseries deal with both business and household expenses. They range from large journals and ledgers encompassing multiple years to small memorandum books and account books recording such transactions as weights of sugar cane or accounts with a butcher. Volumes exist for Leverich & Co., Henry S. Leverich, Charles P. Leverich, Edward Leverich, and Annie Leverich. A few account books and memorandum books also exist for the following people: George Payne, Margaret Leverich, and William H. Leverich; and William U. Persiani, and J.D. Fowler, presumably colleagues of the Leveriches. Checkbooks and bank books are located under the Checks, Notes, Exchanges subseries. Records books dealing with insurance companies are located in Series III. Legal, Taxes, Insurance.

Listed alphabetically by creator. Chronological list also available at repository.

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 55 [J.D. Fowler]: "J.D. Fowler in Act. with H.S. & C.P. Leverich"
1856-1859
Box: 55 [Annie Leverich]: Memorandum Book
1887
Box: 55 [Annie Leverich]: Notes Due - 1887
1887
Box: 55 Annie Leverich: Mrs. A. F. L.
1888-1890
Box: 55 [Annie Leverich/Edward Leverich]: Portions of Memo / Note Books
[1880-1890]
Box: 54 Charles P. Leverich: [Receipt Book]
1835-1855
Box: 56 [Charles P. Leverich]: "H. S. L. to C. P. L. 1 Jany. to 1 July 1838"
1838
Box: 56 [Charles P. Leverich]: "H. S. L. to C. P. L. 1st. July to 31st. Decemr. 1838"
1838
Box: 56 [Charles P. Leverich]: "H. S. L. _ to C.[P. L.] Jany. 1. 1839 to [Mar. 1840]"
1839-1840
Box: 56 [Charles P. Leverich]: "H. S. L. to C. P. L. Dr. 1st. April 1840 to"
1840-1842
Volume: 34 [Charles P. Leverich]: Day Book
1841-1846
Box: 55 Charles P. Leverich: J. Moore Weighing -- C. P. Leverich
1846-1855
Volume: 35 Charles P. Leverich: "Day Book No. 3"
1849-1854
Box: 56 [Charles P. Leverich]: "Consignments"
undated
Box: 56 [Charles P. Leverich]: "Consignments"
undated
Box: 56 Edward Leverich: Day Book
1863-1864
Volume: 61 [Edward Leverich]: "Ledger"
1881-1883
Volume: 62 [Edward Leverich]: "Daybook"
1881
Box: 54 [Edward Leverich]: [Receipt Book for Syrup]
1885-1886
Box: 55 [Edward Leverich]: "Weight of Cane for Acc't J. J. Michael 1887 Oak Lawn Plantation"
1886-1887
Box: 55 [Edward Leverich]: "Weight of Cane for Acct Luke Roman. 1887 Oak Lawn Plantation"
1886-1887
Box: 55 [Edward Leverich]: "Inventory of Contents of Overseer's House Mr. Stirling"
undated
Box: 55 [Edward Leverich]: "Inventory of Furniture in House No. 28 East 30th Street belonging to Edwd. Leverich"
undated
Box: 55 [Edward Leverich]: "Furniture - Inventory of House No. 28 East 30th Street belonging to Edwd. Leverich"
undated
Box: 54 Henry S. Leverich: [Receipt Book]
1827-1828
Volume: 25 Henry S. Leverich: Ledger
1827-1841
Volume: 26 Henry S. Leverich: Journal
1827-1831
Volume: 27 Henry S. Leverich: Cash Book
1827-1832
Box: 54 Henry S. Leverich: [Receipt Book]
1828-1829
Box: 54 Henry S. Leverich: [Receipt Book]
1829-1830
Box: 54 Henry S. Leverich: [Receipt Book]
1830-1831
Box: 54 Henry S. Leverich: [Receipt Book]
1831
Box: 54 Henry S. Leverich: [Receipt Book]
1835-1841
Volume: 30 Henry S. Leverich: "Sales Book"
1835-1850
Volume: 31 Henry S. Leverich: "Journal C"
1838-1846
Volume: 32 Henry S. Leverich: Cash Book
1841-1846
Volume: 33 Henry S. Leverich: Sales Journal
1840-1846
Box: 56 Henry S. Leverich: Mr. H. S. Leverich in account with [Mrs. S. A. Howard] (Household)
1883-1884
Box: 56 Henry S. Leverich: Mr. Henry S. Leverich...in Account with John A. Prigge... (Household)
1880-1881
Box: 56 Henry S. Leverich: Mr. H. S. Leverich in Account with Clement & Bloodgood... (Household)
1873-1876
Box: 56 Henry S. Leverich: H. S. Leverich in Account with Geo. [Pople]... (Household)
1875
Box: 56 Henry S. Leverich: Henry S. Leverich in account with E. L. van Wickle (Household)
1879-1882
Box: 56 Henry S. Leverich: Mr. Henry S. Leverich... in Account with John A. Prigge... (Household)
1880-1881
Volume: 28 [Henry S. Leverich]: Sales Book / Invoice Book
1827-1830
Volume: 29 [Henry S. Leverich]: Sales Book / Invoice Book
1830-1832
Box: 56 [Henry S. Leverich]: [Account Book]
1835 Jul. - 1835 Nov.
Box: 56 Henry S. Leverich: [Account Book]
1833 Oct. - 1836 Mar.
Box: 56 [Henry S. Leverich]: "C. P. L. agst. H. S. L. Decemr. 1835 to April 1836"
1835-1836
Box: 56 [Henry S. Leverich]: "Petty Cash C. P. L. agst. H. S. L. April to June 1836"
1836
Box: 56 [Henry S. Leverich]: "C. P. L. agst. H. S. L. June to Sept 1836"
1836
Box: 56 [Henry S. Leverich]: "C. P. Leverich a/c Septemr. 1836 to Jan. 1837"
1836-1837
Box: 56 [Henry S. Leverich]: "C. P. L. agst. H. S. L. Jan. to April 1837"
1837
Box: 56 [Henry S. Leverich]: "C. P. L. agst. H. S. L. April 1837 to July 1837"
1837
Box: 56 [Henry S. Leverich]: "C. P. L. against H. S. L. July 1837 to 14 Nov. 1837"
1837
Box: 56 [Henry S. Leverich]: "H. S. L. to C. P. L. Nov. to Jany. 1838"
1837-1838
Box: 54 [Henry S. Leverich]: [Receipt Book]
1851-1852
Box: 56 [Henry S. Leverich]: Household Account Book
1872-1876
Box: 55 [Henry S. Leverich]: Purchases and Sales
1877-1878
Box: 56 [Henry S. Leverich]: Mr. [Henry S.] Leverich in Account with John A. Prigge... (Household)
1879-1880
Box: 56 [Henry S. Leverich]: Mr. H. Leverich in Account with William Riesz... (Household)
1882-1883
Box: 55 [Henry S. Leverich]: Machinery Shipped for Mrs. Porter on Schooner 'Decatur Oakes'
undated
Box: 55 [Henry S. Leverich]: Inventory Mrs. M. A. Gustine
undated
Box: 55 [Leverich & Co.]: "A. Baker's Cartage Book -- 1830"
1830
Box: 55 Leverich & Co.: "Abrm. Baker's Cartage Book agst. Henry S. Leverich New York 1. May 1835"
1835-1838
Volume: 36 [Leverich & Co.]: "Book of Charges"
1837-1854
Volume: 40 Leverich & Co.: "Payable", "Receivable"
1839-1848
Box: 55 Leverich & Co.: [Account Book]
1842, 1846-1868
Box: 55 Leverich & Co.: "Cartage Book. Leverich & Co. with T. L. Asten."
1860-1869
Box: 54 Leverich & Co.: "Adams Express Company Money Receipts"
1863-1870
Volume: 38 Leverich & Co.: "Storage Book No. 1"
1865-1869
Volume: 39 Leverich & Co.: "Waste Book"
1865-1869
Volume: 41 Leverich & Co.: "Sales Book"
1865-1869
Volume: 42 Leverich & Co.: "Payable", "Receivable"
1865-1872
Box: 56 [Leverich & Co.]: Gold Checks
1867-1874
Volume: 43 Leverich & Co.: "Cartage Memo Book"
1868
Box: 55 Leverich & Co.: "Leverich & Co. Cooperage Book"
1868-1870
Box: 54 Leverich & Co.: "Money Receipts A. Ex. Co."
1868-1870
Volume: 44 Leverich & Co.: "Check Book Bank of New-York No. 2"
1868-1871
Box: 56 Leverich & Co.: "Leverich & Co. Receipts"
1868-1872
Volume: 45 Leverich & Co.: Ledger
1868-1872
Volume: 50 Leverich & Co.: "Cotton"
1868-1873
Volume: 46 Leverich & Co.: "Cash No. 1"
1868-1874
Volume: 47 Leverich & Co.: "Rice Book No. 1"
1868-1876
Box: 56 Leverich & Co.: Ledger
1870-1874
Box: 55 Leverich & Co.: "Cartage Book Leverich & Co. with T. L. Asten."
1870-1876
Box: 54 Leverich & Co.: "Money Receipts A. Ex. Co."
1870-1876
Volume: 49 Leverich & Co.: Cash book "Top"
1871-1873
Volume: 53 Leverich & Co.: Cotton Brokering Book
1873-1876
Volume: 54 Leverich & Co.: Cotton Brokering Book
1874
Volume: 55 Leverich & Co.: Cotton Brokering Book
1874
Box: 55 Leverich & Co.: "Bill Collections Leverich & Co."
1874-1875
Volume: 59 Leverich & Co.: "January--February--March."
1875-1877
Volume: 56 Leverich & Co.: "April--May--June."
1875-1877
Volume: 58 Leverich & Co.: "July--August--September."
1875-1877
Volume: 57 Leverich & Co.: "October--November--December."
1875-1877
Volume: 51 Leverich & Co.: ["Spots"]
1876-1877
Volume: 52 Leverich & Co.: "Spots"
1876-1878
Volume: 60 Leverich & Co.: Cotton Brokering Book
1876-1878
Box: 55 Leverich & Co.: "Peck & Walsh Mending a/c with Leverich & Co."
undated
Box: 56 [Leverich & Co.]: [Cotton Shipments]
undated
Box: 56 [Leverich & Co.]: [Cotton Shipments]
undated
Box: 56 [Leverich & Co.]: [Cotton Shipments]
undated
Box: 56 [Leverich & Co.]: [Cotton Shipments]
undated
Box: 56 [Leverich & Co.]: [Cotton Shipments]
undated
Box: 56 [Leverich & Co.]: [Cotton Shipments]
undated
Box: 56 [Leverich & Co.]: [Cotton Shipments]
undated
Box: 56 [Leverich & Co.]: [Shipment Book]
undated
Box: 56 [Margaret Leverich]: "Mrs. Leverich in Account with William Riesz..." (Household)
1879-1880
Box: 56 Wm. H. Leverich: Memorandum Book, Consignments
1818, 1846
Box: 56 Wm. H. Leverich: Consignments, Memorandum Book
1840, 1847
Box: 56 Wm. H. Leverich: Memorandum Book, Consignments
1847-1848
Box: 55 [George Payne]: [Record of Weather]
1885-1887
Box: 55 [George Payne]: "1887 Tests of Juice"; "Tests of Syrup"
1887
Box: 56 Wm. U. Persiani: Consignments
1850-1853
Box: 56 Wm. U. Persiani: Day Book Memorandums
1852-1853
Box: 55 [Index to Unidentified Volumes]
undated
Subseries 2: Bills, Receipts, Invoices, Transferable Orders for Cotton, Payrolls, Charges, 1825-1890

Scope and Contents note

Contains material that concerns the exchange of goods and services for cash or, more simply put, those transactions of more of a singular nature. The utility of integrating these forms in a single series is that the same document may at different times have served more than one function: an itemized list of goods may have, at the bottom of the sheet, a request for remittance, and below the request, written at a later date, the notation "Recd. Payment". Such an item would have been created as an invoice, submitted as a bill, and been returned to the debtor as a receipt after the creditor had received payment. This section includes bills, receipts (acknowledgments of payment), and invoices paid by Leverich & Co. in its own right as well as bills paid by the firm on behalf of its clients. It also includes household bills of the various Leverich households. Transferable Orders for Cotton are orders to one firm to deliver cotton at a given date at a given price. Charges are costs associated with specific shipments of goods.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 19 Folder : 1 Bills, Receipts, Invoices: "Bills Settled to 1st Sept. 1828 -- Merchandize"
1827 Aug. - 1828 Aug.
Box: 19 Folder : 2 Bills, Receipts, Invoices: "Bills Settled from 1st Setp. 1828 to 1st Sept. 1830 -- Merchandize"
1828 Sept. - 1828 Dec.
Box: 19 Folder : 3 Bills, Receipts, Invoices: "Bills Settled from 1st Sept. 1828 to 1st Sept. 1830 -- Merchandize"
1829 Jan. - 1829 Sept.
Box: 19 Folder : 4 Bills, Receipts, Invoices: "Bills Settled from Sept. 1, 1828 to Sept. 1, 1830 -- Merchandize"
1829 Oct. - 1829 Dec.
Box: 19 Folder : 5 Bills, Receipts, Invoices: "Bills Settled from Sept. 1, 1828 to Sept. 1, 1830 -- Merchandize"
1830 Jan. - 1830 Nov.
Box: 19 Folder : 6 Bills, Receipts, Invoices: "Invoices Inward to 1st January 1832"
1827 Oct. - 1831 Aug.
Box: 19 Folder : 7 Bills, Receipts, Invoices: "Weigher's Returns. to 1st January 1832"
1827 Dec. - 1829 Dec. 1830 Apr. - 1832 Feb.
Box: 19 Folder : 8 Bills, Receipts, Invoices: "Petty Bills Paid to January 1835"
1825 Oct. - 1829 Dec.
Box: 20 Folder : 1 Bills, Receipts, Invoices: "Petty Bills -- Paid to January 1835"
1830 Jan. - 1831 Dec.
Box: 20 Folder : 2 Bills, Receipts, Invoices: "Petty Bills Paid to January 1835"
1832 Jan. - 1834 Dec.
Box: 20 Folder : 3 Bills, Receipts, Invoices: "Returns 1835 to 1839"
1835 Jan. - 1839 Jan.
Box: 20 Folder : 4 Bills, Receipts, Invoices: "Private Bills Paid to 1st Jan. 1836"
1826 Feb. - 1832 Dec.
Box: 20 Folder : 5 Bills, Receipts, Invoices: "Private Bills Paid to 1st Jan. 1836"
1835 Jan. - 1837 Jan.
Box: 20 Folder : 6 Bills, Receipts, Invoices: "Petty Bills 1837 & 1838"
1837 Jan. - 1837 Dec.
Box: 21 Folder : 1 Bills, Receipts, Invoices: "Petty Bills 1837 & 1838"
1838 Jan. - 1839 Jan.
Box: 21 Folder : 2 Bills, Receipts, Invoices: "Bills Paid -- June 1837 to July 1838 -- Merchandize"
1838 Mar. - 1838 Sept.
Box: 21 Folder : 3 Bills, Receipts, Invoices: "Private Bills Paid 1837 to 1838"
1837 Dec. - 1838 Dec.
Box: 21 Folder : 4 Bills, Receipts, Invoices: "Orders. 1838"
1838
Box: 21 Folder : 5 Bills, Receipts, Invoices: "Bills Paid -- July to January 1838 - 1839"
1838 Jun. - 1838 Sept.
Box: 21 Folder : 6 Bills, Receipts, Invoices: "Bills Paid -- July to January 1838 - 1839"
1838 Oct. - 1839 Jan.
Box: 22 Folder : 1 Bills, Receipts, Invoices
1826-1829
Box: 22 Folder : 2 Bills, Receipts, Invoices
1830
Box: 22 Folder : 3 Bills, Receipts, Invoices
1831 Jan. - 1831 May
Box: 22 Folder : 4 Bills, Receipts, Invoices
1831 Jun. - 1831 Dec.
Box: 22 Folder : 5 Bills, Receipts, Invoices
1832, 1835
Box: 22 Folder : 6 Bills, Receipts, Invoices
1836
Box: 22 Folder : 7 Bills, Receipts, Invoices
1837 Jan. - 1837 Sept.
Box: 23 Folder : 1 Bills, Receipts, Invoices
1837 Oct. - 1837 Dec.
Box: 23 Folder : 2 Bills, Receipts, Invoices
1838
Box: 23 Folder : 3 Bills, Receipts, Invoices
1840-1846
Box: 23 Folder : 4 Bills, Receipts, Invoices
1847-1848
Box: 23 Folder : 5 Bills, Receipts, Invoices
1849
Box: 23 Folder : 6 Bills, Receipts, Invoices
[1840-1850]
Box: 23 Folder : 7 Bills, Receipts, Invoices
1850-1851
Box: 23 Folder : 8 Bills, Receipts, Invoices
1852
Box: 24 Folder : 1 Bills, Receipts, Invoices
1853-1854
Box: 24 Folder : 2 Bills, Receipts, Invoices
1855
Box: 24 Folder : 3 Bills, Receipts, Invoices
1856
Box: 24 Folder : 4 Bills, Receipts, Invoices
1857
Box: 24 Folder : 5 Bills, Receipts, Invoices
1858 Jan. - 1858 Sept.
Box: 24 Folder : 6 Bills, Receipts, Invoices
1858 Oct. - 1858 Dec.
Box: 25 Folder : 1 Bills, Receipts, Invoices
1859 Jan. - 1859 Mar.
Box: 25 Folder : 2 Bills, Receipts, Invoices
1859 Apr. - 1859 Sept.
Box: 25 Folder : 3 Bills, Receipts, Invoices
1859 Oct. - 1859 Dec.
Box: 25 Folder : 4 Bills, Receipts, Invoices
[1850-1860]
Box: 25 Folder : 5 Bills, Receipts, Invoices
1860 Jan. - 1860 Mar.
Box: 25 Folder : 6 Bills, Receipts, Invoices
1860 Apr. - 1860 Sept.
Box: 25 Folder : 7 Bills, Receipts, Invoices
1860 Oct. - 1860 Dec.
Box: 26 Folder : 1 Bills, Receipts, Invoices
1861
Box: 26 Folder : 2 Bills, Receipts, Invoices
1862
Box: 26 Folder : 3 Bills, Receipts, Invoices
1863 Jan. - 1863 May
Box: 26 Folder : 4 Bills, Receipts, Invoices
1863 Jun. - 1863 Dec.
Box: 26 Folder : 5 Bills, Receipts, Invoices
1864
Box: 26 Folder : 6 Bills, Receipts, Invoices
1865
Box: 26 Folder : 7 Bills, Receipts, Invoices
1866 Jan. - 1866 Mar.
Box: 26 Folder : 8 Bills, Receipts, Invoices
1866 Apr. - 1866 Jun.
Box: 27 Folder : 1 Bills, Receipts, Invoices
1866 Jul.- 1866 Sept.
Box: 27 Folder : 2 Bills, Receipts, Invoices
1866 Oct. - 1866 Dec.
Box: 27 Folder : 3 Bills, Receipts, Invoices
1867 Jan. - 1867 Mar.
Box: 27 Folder : 4 Bills, Receipts, Invoices
1867 Apr. - 1867 Aug.
Box: 27 Folder : 5 Bills, Receipts, Invoices
1867 Sept. - 1867 Dec.
Box: 27 Folder : 6 Bills, Receipts, Invoices
1868 Jan. - 1868 Mar.
Box: 28 Folder : 1 Bills, Receipts, Invoices
1868 Apr. - 1868 Sept.
Box: 28 Folder : 2 Bills, Receipts, Invoices
1868 Oct. - 1868 Dec.
Box: 28 Folder : 3 Bills, Receipts, Invoices
1869
Box: 28 Folder : 4 Bills, Receipts, Invoices
[1860-1870]
Box: 28 Folder : 5 Bills, Receipts, Invoices
1870 Jan. - 1870 Apr.
Box: 28 Folder : 6 Bills, Receipts, Invoices
1870 May - 1870 Aug.
Box: 29 Folder : 1 Bills, Receipts, Invoices
1870 Sept.
Box: 29 Folder : 2 Bills, Receipts, Invoices
1870 Oct.
Box: 29 Folder : 3 Bills, Receipts, Invoices
1870 Nov.
Box: 29 Folder : 4 Bills, Receipts, Invoices
1870 Nov.
Box: 29 Folder : 5 Bills, Receipts, Invoices
1870 Dec.
Box: 29 Folder : 6 Bills, Receipts, Invoices
1871 Jan. - 1871 Mar.
Box: 30 Folder : 1 Bills, Receipts, Invoices
1871 Apr. - 1871 Jun.
Box: 30 Folder : 2 Bills, Receipts, Invoices
1871 Jul.
Box: 30 Folder : 3 Bills, Receipts, Invoices
1871 Aug.
Box: 30 Folder : 4 Bills, Receipts, Invoices
1871 Sept. - 1871 Oct.
Box: 30 Folder : 5 Bills, Receipts, Invoices
1871 Nov. - 1871 Dec.
Box: 30 Folder : 6 Bills, Receipts, Invoices
1872 Jan. - 1872 Mar.
Box: 31 Folder : 1 Bills, Receipts, Invoices
1872 Apr. - 1872 Jun.
Box: 31 Folder : 2 Bills, Receipts, Invoices
1872 Jul. - 1872 Sept.
Box: 31 Folder : 3 Bills, Receipts, Invoices
1872 Oct. - 1872 Dec.
Box: 31 Folder : 4 Bills, Receipts, Invoices
1873 Jan. - 1873 Feb.
Box: 31 Folder : 5 Bills, Receipts, Invoices
1873 Mar.
Box: 32 Folder : 1 Bills, Receipts, Invoices
1873 Mar.
Box: 32 Folder : 2 Bills, Receipts, Invoices
1873 Apr.
Box: 32 Folder : 3 Bills, Receipts, Invoices
1873 May
Box: 32 Folder : 4 Bills, Receipts, Invoices
1873 Jun.
Box: 32 Folder : 5 Bills, Receipts, Invoices
1873 Jul.
Box: 32 Folder : 6 Bills, Receipts, Invoices
1873 Jul.
Box: 32 Folder : 7 Bills, Receipts, Invoices
1873 Jul.
Box: 33 Folder : 1 Bills, Receipts, Invoices
1873 Aug.
Box: 33 Folder : 2 Bills, Receipts, Invoices
1873 Aug.
Box: 33 Folder : 3 Bills, Receipts, Invoices
1873 Aug.
Box: 33 Folder : 4 Bills, Receipts, Invoices
1873 Aug.
Box: 33 Folder : 5 Bills, Receipts, Invoices
1873 Sept.
Box: 33 Folder : 6 Bills, Receipts, Invoices
1873 Oct.
Box: 33 Folder : 7 Bills, Receipts, Invoices
1873 Nov. - 1873 Dec.
Box: 34 Folder : 1 Bills, Receipts, Invoices
1874 Jan. - 1874 Apr.
Box: 34 Folder : 2 Bills, Receipts, Invoices
1874 May - 1874 Jun.
Box: 34 Folder : 3 Bills, Receipts, Invoices
1874 Jul. - 1874 Oct.
Box: 34 Folder : 4 Bills, Receipts, Invoices
1874 Nov. - 1874 Dec.
Box: 34 Folder : 5 Bills, Receipts, Invoices
1875 Jan. - 1875 Jun.
Box: 34 Folder : 6 Bills, Receipts, Invoices
1875 Jul. - 1875 Oct.
Box: 34 Folder : 7 Bills, Receipts, Invoices
1875 Nov. - 1875 Dec.
Box: 35 Folder : 1 Bills, Receipts, Invoices
1876 Jan.
Box: 35 Folder : 2 Bills, Receipts, Invoices
1876 Feb. - 1876 Mar.
Box: 35 Folder : 3 Bills, Receipts, Invoices
1876 Apr. - 1876 Jun.
Box: 35 Folder : 4 Bills, Receipts, Invoices
1876 Jul. - 1876 Sept.
Box: 35 Folder : 5 Bills, Receipts, Invoices
1876 Oct.
Box: 35 Folder : 6 Bills, Receipts, Invoices
1876 Nov.
Box: 35 Folder : 7 Bills, Receipts, Invoices
1876 Dec.
Box: 36 Folder : 1 Bills, Receipts, Invoices
1877 Jan.
Box: 36 Folder : 2 Bills, Receipts, Invoices
1877 Feb.
Box: 36 Folder : 3 Bills, Receipts, Invoices
1877 Mar. - 1877 Apr.
Box: 36 Folder : 4 Bills, Receipts, Invoices
1877 May
Box: 36 Folder : 5 Bills, Receipts, Invoices
1877 Jun. - 1877 Sept.
Box: 36 Folder : 6 Bills, Receipts, Invoices
1877 Oct. - 1877 Dec.
Box: 37 Folder : 1 Bills, Receipts, Invoices
1878-1879
Box: 37 Folder : 2 Bills, Receipts, Invoices
[1870-1880]
Box: 37 Folder : 3 Bills, Receipts, Invoices
1880-1884
Box: 37 Folder : 4 Bills, Receipts, Invoices
1886
Box: 37 Folder : 5 Bills, Receipts, Invoices
1887 Jan. - 1887 Jun.
Box: 37 Folder : 6 Bills, Receipts, Invoices
1887 Jul. - 1887 Dec.
Box: 37 Folder : 7 Bills, Receipts, Invoices
1888
Box: 37 Folder : 8 Bills, Receipts, Invoices
1889 Jan. - 1889 Jul.
Box: 38 Folder : 1 Bills, Receipts, Invoices
1889 Aug. - 1889 Dec.
Box: 38 Folder : 2 Bills, Receipts, Invoices
[1880-1890]
Box: 38 Folder : 3 Bills, Receipts, Invoices
1890
Box: 38 Folder : 4 Bills, Receipts, Invoices
undated
Subseries 3: Accounts, Statements, Tabulations, Trial Balances, 1826-1890

Scope and Contents note

Contains material that concerns the profit and loss from completed transactions, as would be entered into an account book, and usually concern the recording of transactions over an extended period of time. Accounts refer to Account Sales and Sales. Account Sales records the overall, unitemized credits and debits of perhaps hundreds of transactions. Sales record a series of transactions regarding a single shipment of goods. Statements are similar to account sales but may record transactions with multiple firms, or may record only specific types of transactions with the same firm. Trial balances are a preliminary balancing of accounts created prior to final entry in the ledger.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 38 Folder : 5 Accounts, Statements, Tabulations, Trial Balances: "Account Sales to January 1832"
1828-1832
Box: 38 Folder : 6 Accounts, Statements, Tabulations, Trial Balances: "Acc. Sales 1838"
1838 Mar. - 1838 Dec.
Box: 38 Folder : 7 Accounts, Statements, Tabulations, Trial Balances
1826-1839
Box: 38 Folder : 8 Accounts, Statements, Tabulations, Trial Balances
1840-1846
Box: 38 Folder : 9 Accounts, Statements, Tabulations, Trial Balances
1847-1849
Box: 38 Folder : 10 Accounts, Statements, Tabulations, Trial Balances
1850-1855
Box: 39 Folder : 1 Accounts, Statements, Tabulations, Trial Balances
1856-1857
Box: 39 Folder : 2 Accounts, Statements, Tabulations, Trial Balances
1858-1859
Box: 39 Folder : 3 Accounts, Statements, Tabulations, Trial Balances
1860-1865
Box: 39 Folder : 4 Accounts, Statements, Tabulations, Trial Balances
1866-1868
Box: 39 Folder : 5 Accounts, Statements, Tabulations, Trial Balances
1869-1871
Box: 39 Folder : 6 Accounts, Statements, Tabulations, Trial Balances
1872-1874
Box: 40 Folder : 1 Accounts, Statements, Tabulations, Trial Balances
1875-1876
Box: 40 Folder : 2 Accounts, Statements, Tabulations, Trial Balances
1877-1879
Box: 40 Folder : 3 Accounts, Statements, Tabulations, Trial Balances
[1870-1880]
Box: 40 Folder : 4 Accounts, Statements, Tabulations, Trial Balances
1880-1882
Box: 40 Folder : 5 Accounts, Statements, Tabulations, Trial Balances
1884-1889
Box: 40 Folder : 6 Accounts, Statements, Tabulations, Trial Balances
[1880-1890]
Box: 40 Folder : 7 Accounts, Statements, Tabulations, Trial Balances
1890
Box: 40 Folder : 8 Accounts, Statements, Tabulations, Trial Balances
undated
Subseries 4: Bills of Lading/Freight Receipts, 1827-1889

Scope and Contents note

Contains material having to do with the shipment or receipt of goods. Bills of lading are itemized lists of goods shipped by a given firm via a given carrier. Freight receipts are itemized lists of goods received from a given firm via a given carrier. Some of the carriers with whom the Leveriches dealt and who are present in the collection are: Cromwell's New York and New Orleans Steamship Line; New York Mail Steamship Company; The Union R.R. and Transportation Company; Old Dominion Steamship Co.; and the Seaboard Inland Air-line; among many others. Also included with this material is a folder containing ship charters (1839, 1858-1861).

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 40 Folder : 9 Bills of Lading/ Freight Receipts: "Bills of Lading Outward to 1833"
1827 Jul. - 1829 Mar.
Box: 40 Folder : 10 Bills of Lading/ Freight Receipts: "Bills of Lading Inward 1827 to 1833"
1828 Nov. - 1829 Jul.
Box: 40 Folder : 11 Bills of Lading/ Freight Receipts: "Bills of Lading Outward to 1833"
1829 Nov. - 1830 Oct.
Box: 41 Folder : 1 Bills of Lading/ Freight Receipts: "Bills of Lading. Inward 1827 to 1833"
1830 Jan. - 1831 Sept.
Box: 41 Folder : 2 Bills of Lading/ Freight Receipts: "Bills of Lading Outward to 1833"
1831 Jan. - 1832 Apr.
Box: 41 Folder : 3 Bills of Lading/ Freight Receipts: "Bills Lading 1835 to 1836"
1835 Feb. - 1836 Jan.
Box: 41 Folder : 4 Bills of Lading/ Freight Receipts: "Bills Lading 1837-1838"
1837 Jan. - 1838 Nov.
Box: 41 Folder : 5 Bills of Lading/ Freight Receipts
1830-1838
Box: 41 Folder : 6 Bills of Lading/ Freight Receipts
1849 Aug. - 1851 Jan.
Box: 41 Folder : 7 Bills of Lading/ Freight Receipts
1857 Nov. - 1859 Dec.
Box: 42 Folder : 1 Bills of Lading/ Freight Receipts
1860-1864
Box: 42 Folder : 2 Bills of Lading/ Freight Receipts
1865
Box: 42 Folder : 3 Bills of Lading/ Freight Receipts
1866
Box: 42 Folder : 4 Bills of Lading/ Freight Receipts
1867 Jan. - 1867 Jun.
Box: 42 Folder : 5 Bills of Lading/ Freight Receipts
1867 Jul. - 1867 Dec.
Box: 42 Folder : 6 Bills of Lading/ Freight Receipts
1868 Jan. - 1868 Sept.
Box: 43 Folder : 1 Bills of Lading/ Freight Receipts
1868 Oct. - 1868 Dec.
Box: 43 Folder : 2 Bills of Lading/ Freight Receipts
1869
Box: 43 Folder : 3 Bills of Lading/ Freight Receipts
1870 Jan. - 1870 Aug.
Box: 43 Folder : 4 Bills of Lading/ Freight Receipts
1870 Sept. - 1870 Dec.
Box: 43 Folder : 5 Bills of Lading/ Freight Receipts
1871 Jan. - 1871 Oct.
Box: 43 Folder : 6 Bills of Lading/ Freight Receipts
1871 Nov. - 1871 Dec.
Box: 44 Folder : 1 Bills of Lading/ Freight Receipts
1872 Jan. - 1872 Sept.
Box: 44 Folder : 2 Bills of Lading/ Freight Receipts
1872 Oct. - 1872 Dec.
Box: 44 Folder : 3 Bills of Lading/ Freight Receipts
1873
Box: 44 Folder : 4 Bills of Lading/ Freight Receipts
1874
Box: 44 Folder : 5 Bills of Lading/ Freight Receipts
1875
Box: 44 Folder : 6 Bills of Lading/ Freight Receipts
1876 1878
Box: 44 Folder : 7 Bills of Lading/ Freight Receipts
1885-1889
Box: 44 Folder : 8 Bills of Lading/ Freight Receipts
undated
Box: 44 Folder : 9 Ship Charters
1837 1858-1861
Subseries 5: Checks, Notes, Exchanges, 1827-1888

Scope and Contents note

Contains commercial paper; that is, everything from personal checks to negotiable financial instruments. Checks are simple bank checks. Notes are promises by one party to pay a given sum of money to another. Exchanges are re-negotiable instruments that can be traded in their own right. The loose checks, notes, and exchanges are arranged semi-chronologically, roughly grouped by banking entity. This section also includes one box of 32 bankbooks spanning 1827-1885, and 1 box of 7 checkbooks spanning 1827-1887. Much of the material relates to the Bank of New York.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 45 Folder : Checks, Notes, Exchanges
1827-1888
Box: 46 Folder : Checks, Notes, Exchanges
1827-1863
Box: 47 Folder : Checks, Notes, Exchanges
1859-1873
Box: 48 Folder : 1 Checks, Notes, Exchanges
1829-1835, 1847-1849, 1867-1881
Box: 51 Henry S. Leverich: "Henry S. Leverich with Merchants Bank"
1827-1830
Box: 51 Henry S. Leverich: "Henry S. Leverich with New York Bank"
1828-1831
Box: 51 Henry S. Leverich: "Note Book Henry S. Leverich with New York Bank"
1828-1840
Box: 51 Henry S. Leverich: "Henry S. Leverich with Bank of New York"
1831-1837
Box: 51 Henry S. Leverich: "Henry S. Leverich with Bank of New York"
1837-1839
Box: 51 Henry S. Leverich: "Notes. Henry S. Leverich in Account with the Bank of the State of New York"
1838
Box: 51 Henry S. Leverich: "Henry S. Leverich. Bank of New York"
1840-1844
Box: 51 Henry S. Leverich: "Bank of New York in a/c with Henry S. Leverich"
1844-1846
Box: 51 Henry S. Leverich: "Bank of New York with Henry S. Leverich"
1846-1847
Box: 51 Henry S. Leverich: "Bank of New-York in a/c with H. S. Leverich"
1847-1851
Box: 51 Henry S. Leverich: "Bank of New-York with H. S. Leverich"
1851-1852
Box: 51 Henry S. Leverich: "Bank of New-York in Account with H. S. Leverich"
1853-1856
Box: 51 Henry S. Leverich: "Bank of New-York in Account with Henry S. Leverich"
1859-1862
Box: 51 Charles P. Leverich: "Bank of New-York in Account with C. P. Leverich"
1861-1862
Box: 51 Charles P. Leverich: "Bank of New-York in Account with C. P. Leverich"
1863
Box: 51 Charles P. Leverich: "Bank of New-York in Account with C. P. Leverich"
1863-1864
Box: 51 Leverich & Co.: "Bank of New-York in Account with Leverich & Co."
1865-1867
Box: 51 Leverich & Co.: "Bank of New-York National Banking Association in Account with Leverich & Co."
1867-1868
Box: 51 Leverich & Co.: "Bank of New-York National Banking Association in Account with Leverich & Compy. 171 Water St."
1868-1869
Box: 51 Leverich & Co.: "Bank of New-York National Banking Association in Account with Leverich & Compy."
1869-1870
Box: 51 Leverich & Co.: "Bank of New-York National Banking Association in Account with Leverich & Co."
1870-1871
Box: 51 Leverich & Co.: "Bank of New York National Banking Association in Gold Account with Leverich & Co."
1870-1877
Box: 51 Leverich & Co.: "Bank of New York National Banking Association in Account with Leverich & Co."
1871-1873
Box: 51 Leverich & Co.: "Collections in Bank of New York for Leverich & Co. 1872"
1872-1877
Box: 51 Leverich & Co.: " Bank of New York National Banking Association in Account with Leverich & Co."
1875-1877
Box: 51 Leverich & Co.: "Bank of New York National Banking Association in Account with Leverich & Co. 111 Pearl St."
1877-1878
Box: 51 Leverich & Co.: "N. O. Canal & Banking Co. in Account with Edward Leverich"
1881-1884
Box: 51 Leverich & Co.: "Bank of America in Account with Mrs. Annie F. Leverich 3 Dec. 1883 to"
1883-1885
Box: 51 Leverich & Co.: "Checks. Bank of New York National Banking Association in Account with Leverich & Co."
undated
Box: 51 Leverich & Co.: "Checks. Bank of New York National Banking Association in Account with Leverich & Co."
undated
Box: 51 Leverich & Co.: "Checks. Bank of New-York National Banking Association in Account with Leverich & Co."
undated
Box: 51 Leverich & Co.: "Checks. Bank of New York National Banking Association in Account with Leverich & Co."
undated
Box: 52 Henry S. Leverich: "Merchants Bank Checks, H.S.L." (Check Book)
1827-1830
Box: 52 Henry S. Leverich: "New York Bank Checks" (Check Book)
1828-1831
Box: 52 [Charles P. Leverich]: "New York Checks" (Check Book)
1838-1847
Box: 52 Charles P. Leverich: "Bank of New York Checks, C.P.L." (Check Book)
1854-1858
Box: 52 Charles P. Leverich: "B'K. N.Y. Checks, C.P.L." (Check Book)
1858-1861
Box: 52 [Leverich & Co.]: "[Marine National Bank]" (Check Book)
1875
Box: 52 Annie Leverich: "[The Farmer's Loan and Trust Company]" (Check book)
1887
Subseries 6: Prices Current, Circulars, Catalogues & Notices, 1831-1890

Scope and Contents note

Contains a few folders of the aforementioned. The prices current relate to cotton, commodities, and stock prices in New Orleans and New York as well as overseas markets in Liverpool, Bremen, Antwerp, and Canton. Circulars, catalogues and notices relate to sugar and molasses, livestock, and sundry items.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 48 Folder : 2 Circulars & Price Currents
1831-1890
Box: 48 Folder : 3 Catalogues & Notices
undated
Subseries 7: Scrap & Fragments, undated

Scope and Contents note

Refer to notations, computations, drafts of trial balances, pieces of documents, and other such items.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 48 Folder : 4 Business Scrap
[1870-1880]
Box: 48 Folder : 5 Business Scrap
undated

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