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New York Marble Cemetery Records
1830-1937
 MS 1470

New-York Historical Society
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New York, NY 10024
Phone: (212) 873-3400


© 2011 New-York Historical Society

Collection processed by Ann Christiansen

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on November 06, 2013
Finding Aid is written in English.

Scope and Content Note

The collection is almost entirely made up of bound volumes, except for two folders. The Register’s books provide name, the age of the person, where the person died, the cause of death, how much the plot cost and where the plot is located. List of Interments sometimes gives when a person died and where the person lived. There is, also, a folder with a photograph of the cemetery from 1905. The Abstract of Tile, Vault Owners and Accounts of the New York Marble Cemetery is a notebook with short histories on owners of the vaults and how he or she paid for the vaults. The Minutes of Trustee with Treasurers’ Account has hand drawn maps of the Cemetery with the location of the plots. Assignments and Transfers of Vaults is the contracts of plots and where or what was done with the body if the body was removed from the plot. The notebook labeled “Papers” is a scrapbook of correspondence, financial records, and meeting minutes for the New York Marble Cemetery. The last three volumes are photostatic copies of the first three volumes of the collection. Col. Thatcher L.P. Luquer in June 1934 made the photostatic copies; the copies are only from 1830-1918.

Arrangement Note

The collection is made up of one box and 7 loose volumes and located with the bound volumes (BV). There are no series for the collection. The first seven items are found in the box, five volumes and two folders. The last three volumes, 6-8, are photostatic copies of the first three volumes of the collection.