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Guide to the St. Mark's Church in-the-Bowery Records
 MS 443.9

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Container List

Series II. Treasurer Records and Related Financial Matters, 1796-1938. 4.2 Linear feet in 10 document boxes + 1 shelved volume

Scope and Contents

The series includes an extensive set of records of financial transactions from the 19th century into the early 20th century. Box/folder content labeled as "Financial matters" includes invoices, receipts, business transaction correspondence, treasurer's statements, and other such documents. These folders also include some documents regarding non-financial matters. The series includes records of properties leased by the church, pew rentals, offerings, and other sources of revenue. Insurance policies, cancelled checks, tax statements, and other such documents are in the series, though there are relatively few of these and none make up a consistent run.


The series is arranged with the general financial records first, proceeding in chronological order, followed by various other specific types of accounting and financial records and documents, as listed in the container list.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 1-7 Financial matters (7 folders)

Scope and Contents

One topic among many touched in these folders concerns music for the church and the related acquisition of an organ and services of an organist.

Box: 3 Folder : 1-10 Financial matters (10 folders)
Box: 4 Folder : 1-12 Financial matters (12 folders)
Box: 5 Folder : 1-7 Financial matters (7 folders)
Box: 6 Folder : 1-7 Financial matters (7 folders)

Scope and Contents

The 1893-94 folder includes a lengthy letter to the rector, et al. from Reverend Charles G. Adams of the St. Mark's Memorial Chapel concerning his apparent termination.

Box: 7 Folder : 1-8 Financial matters (8 folders)

Scope and Contents

The 1899 folder includes several document concerning the search for a new rector at the time, leading to the selection of L.W. Batten.

Box: 8 Folder : 1 Budget Committee and related documents
Box: 8 Folder : 2-5 Supplementary folders: Financial matters (4 folders)
1840s-1890s, undated
Box: 1 Ladies' Auxiliary Missionary Society cash journal

Scope and Contents

Booklet also includes some loose financial documents concerning the Ladies Benevolent Society, Cutting Committee, and others.

1875-1887 January
Box: 9 Item : 5-7 Treasurer's Account Books (3)
1860 April-1907 March
Box: 9 Item : 1 Bank account book (at Gallatin National Bank)
Box: 9 Item : 2-3 Rectory Fund books (2)

Scope and Contents

One book records Rectory Fund receipts from 1899-1909. The second appears to be a record of bank deposits for the Fund for 1905-1908.

Box: 9 Item : 4 Check book stubs
1876 February-1877 June
Volume: 6 Check book stubs
1896 June-1899 June
Box: 10 Cancelled checks

Scope and Contents

Bundles of some checks for portions of some years: 1847, 1859, 1860, 1861, 1885-1890; and 1900-1901 for the Rectory Fund.

Box: 10 Tax bills

Scope and Contents

Not all years here. Includes 1845, 1865, 1866, 1868, 1869, 1872, 1875, 1877, 1882, 1885, 1886, 1888.

Box: 10 Insurance policies

Scope and Contents

The 1840s policy is on the organ.

Box: 10 Deeds and leases (1 bundle) (RESTRICTED)

Scope and Contents

This bundle of documents is unprocessed and requires work by a processing archivist before use. Please allow an extra business day for processing before the date of anticipated use.

Box: 11 Folder : 1-7 Deeds and leases (7 folders) (RESTRICTED)

Scope and Contents

The items in this box are unprocessed and require work by a processing archivist before use. Please allow an extra business day for processing before the date of anticipated use.

Box: 8 Folder : 7-11 Pew rentals, deeds, etc. (5 folders)

Scope and Contents

There appear to be some burial vault agreements in these folders as well. The files include an 1891 report from the Committee on Pews & Cemeteries.

Box: 8 Folder : 6 Annual report

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