Print / View Finding Aid as Single Page

New-York Historical Society logo

Guide to the Robert Ensko Inc. Records
1787-1798, 1908-1978 (bulk 1934-1970)
 MS 200

New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
New York, NY 10024
(212) 873-3400


New-York Historical Society

Collection processed by Elise Winks and Larry Weimer

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on April 30, 2021
Finding aid written in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Container List

Series IV. Client Lists & Related Records, 1937-1970. 12.5 Linear feet

Scope and Contents

This series includes records that relate to Ensko's clients as a general matter, including client/customer lists, shipping lists, acknowledgements, client "has and wants" notes, and the like. A significant document type in the series are client files in the form of index cards, ranging from the 1930s-1960s. These cards include records of the clients and their purchases over time, though these are rather summary in form, with more etailed transaction data found in Series V.

Arrangement

The series is arranged by format.

Container 1     Title Date
Offsite-Box: 75 Social Registers

Scope and Contents

1967: Social Registers for Baltimore, Boston, Buffalo, Chicago, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Dayton, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, St. Louis, Washington. 1968: Social Register for New York and the Summer Social Register. 1969: Social Register Locater.

1967-1969
Offsite-Box: 75 Engraving Instructions

Scope and Contents

Includes a folder of engraving instructions from various clients and one envelope of drawings and other instructions related to engravings for Yale University.

circa 1949-1954
Offsite-Box: 75 Client Lists

Scope and Contents

Includes two lists: one was found with the 1937-38 correspondence and appears to be the result of an effort to identify "current accounts" and, perhaps, past and potential clients. The other list is undated and unheaded but is likely from the 1960s.

1937-1938, 1960s?
Offsite-Box: 75 Appraisals

Scope and Contents

Includes the inventory and appraisal for 3 clients: legacy of old English silver given to the Down Town Association by Gherardi Davis (this 2 volume appraisal includes photographs of the objects); C.J Schmidlapp; and silver at Rutgers College Library.

circa 1940
Offsite-Box: 75 Client "Has" and "Wants" Records

Scope and Contents

Includes 4 booklets and a set of cards with records by client in terms of what silver they have and what pieces are needed to complete sets. Several of these relate to brides and their weddings. (See series III.C for a volume with a record of "wants" for 1935-41.)

1959-1968
Offsite-Box: 75 Phone/address books

Scope and Contents

Two small notebooks with contact information of suppliers.

1960s
Offsite-Box: 75 Client order procedure

Scope and Contents

This is a 3 page memo, apparently written for a new hire, that includes a detailed description of how order slips should be prepared. This can be useful for understanding the order slips and perhaps the relationship of some of the records in the collection.

1954
Offsite-Box: 25 Shipping lists (Box 1 of 2)

Scope and Contents

Daily lists of shipments, showing ticket number, purchaser, shipping address, shipping method. These lists do not include product information. This box includes June 1, 1950 through 1955, missing 1956, then 1957-1959, missing 1960, then 1961.

1950-1959, 1961
Offsite-Box: 24 Shipping lists (Box 2 of 2)
1962-1968, 1970
Offsite-Box: 58 Customer receipt acknowledgements

Scope and Contents

18 booklets with slips signed by recipients acknowledging receipts of deliveries from Ensko. There is no description of the shipped content, simply acknowledgments of packages received. Mostly 1955-66 with gaps.

1946, 1955-1966
Offsite-Box: 105 Index cards: Current clients as of 1960 (Box 1 of 4)

Scope and Contents

This box and the next three include index cards with client information, including purchases. According to the labels on the filing cabinets the cards were taken from, the cards represent current clients as of 1960, and the cards reflect updates subsequent to 1960. The cards are in alphabetical order. This box holds clients with names beginning A-EL.

1940s-1960s
Offsite-Box: 106 Index cards: Current clients as of 1960 (Box 2 of 4)

Scope and Contents

Continues from above. This box holds clients with names beginning EM-LIN.

1940s-1960s
Offsite-Box: 107 Index cards: Current clients as of 1960 (Box 3 of 4)

Scope and Contents

Continues from above. This box holds clients with names beginning LIP-SCA.

1940s-1960s
Offsite-Box: 108 Index cards: Current clients as of 1960 (Box 4 of 4)

Scope and Contents

Continues from above. This box holds clients with names beginning SCH-Z.

1940s-1960s
Offsite-Box: 109 Index cards: Pre-1960 clients (Box 1 of 5)

Scope and Contents

This set of 5 boxes includes index cards from the 1930s-50s with a record of clients and their purchases, presumably no longer active in 1960 and later (see "current clients" above). The cards also include those from the 1960s that moved into these inactive cards at some point. Also, for some major clients, like New York Racing Association, these cards include their older transactions even though they remained active/current clients in the 1960s. This box holds cards for clients with names beginning A-COP. Cards under C include "cash sales."

1930s-1960s
Offsite-Box: 110 Index cards: Pre-1960 clients (Box 2 of 5)

Scope and Contents

This box holds cards with client names beginning COR-HARP.

1930s-1960s
Offsite-Box: 111 Index cards: Pre-1960 clients (Box 3 of 5)

Scope and Contents

This box holds cards with names beginning HARR-Mc (not Mac or M general).

1930s-1960s
Offsite-Box: 112 Index cards: Pre-1960 clients (Box 4 of 5)

Scope and Contents

This box holds cards with names beginning M (except Mc)- RO.

1930s-1960s
Offsite-Box: 113 Index cards: Pre-1960 clients (Box 5 of 5)

Scope and Contents

This box holds cards with names beginning RU-WIL. This is the end of the set.

1930s-1960s

Return to Top »