Print / View Finding Aid as Single Page

New-York Historical Society logo

Guide to the New-York Historical Society Financial Records
1837-2005 (bulk 1800s-1930s, 1980s-1993)
 NYHS-RG 24

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


New-York Historical Society

Collection processed by Larry Weimer

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on September 30, 2022
Finding aid written in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Container List

Series I. Investments, 1880s-1993

Scope and Contents

The series holds some documents related to some of the mortgages, securities and other investments held by N-YHS from the 1880s to the 1940s and then in the early 1990s.

Arrangement

The series is organized in two subseries:

Subseries I.A. Mortgage Investments, 1880s-1944

Subseries I.B. Fiduciary Trust Reports, 1990-1993

Subseries I.A. Mortgage Investments, 1880s-1944

Scope and Contents

The subseries holds correspondence and some insurance policies related to N-YHS's investment of its funds in mortgages in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Related Materials

Much of this documentation was taken from the General Correspondence (RG-2) files. It is likely that more such material remains in those files and should be referred to. Also, approvals, modifications, etc. of mortgages and other investments were made by N-YHS's Executive Committee through the late 1930s and the minute books of that Committee in the Management Committee records (RG-1) can be consulted. Those minutes have been digitized and can be viewed on-line.

Arrangement

The series is arranged in chronological order. Files for the 1930s are further arranged by property/mortgagor, though not etailed in the finding aid.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 1 Folder : 1 Investments/mortgage documents
1880s
Offsite-Box: 1 Folder : 2 Investments/mortgage documents
1890s
Offsite-Box: 1 Folder : 3 Insurance policies (24) on properties
1860s-1890s
Offsite-Box: 1 Folder : 4 Investments/mortgage documents
1900-1908
Offsite-Box: 1 Folder : 5-6 Investments/mortgage documents (2 folders)

Scope and Contents

These documents were originally inside the front cover of the 1910-27 cash deposits journal (see below folder 33).

circa 1913-1928
Offsite-Box: 1 Folder : 7-31 Investments/mortgage documents (26 folders)
1928-1944

Subseries I.B. Fiduciary Trust Reports, 1990-1993

Scope and Contents

The subseries includes the monthly reports received by N-YHS from Fiduciary Trust International, the custodian of the organization's investments/securities holdings. These reports include schedules of investment at month-end, with portfolio characteristics and descriptions of activity in the accounts. Individual reports are present for the General Operating account and for the various segregated special purpose funds.

Arrangement

The subseries is arranged by fund and then chronologically within each fund.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 7 Folder : 1-4 Bryan Principal Fund reports (4 folders)
1990 July-1992 June
Offsite-Box: 9 Folder : 11-12 Bryan Principal Fund (2 folders)
1992 July-1993 June
Offsite-Box: 7 Folder : 5-8 Harper Fund (4 folders)
1990 July-1992 June
Offsite-Box: 10 Folder : 1-2 Harper Fund (2 folders)
1992 July-1993 June
Offsite-Box: 7 Folder : 9-10 Matched Expense Account (2 folders)
1990 July-1992 June
Offsite-Box: 8 Folder : 1-4 Mellon Endowment Fund (4 folders)
1990 July-1992 June
Offsite-Box: 10 Folder : 6-7 Mellon Endowment Fund (2 folders)
1992 July-1993 June
Offsite-Box: 8 Folder : 6-7 Mellon Bridging Fund (2 folders)
1990 July-1992 June
Offsite-Box: 8 Folder : 7-10 General Operating Account (4 folders)
1990 July-1992 June
Offsite-Box: 10 Folder : 3-4 General Operating Account (2 folders)
1992 July-1993 June
Offsite-Box: 9 Folder : 1-4 DeWitt Wallace-Readers Digest Public Education Fund (4 folders)
1990 July-1992 June
Offsite-Box: 10 Folder : 7-8 DeWitt Wallace-Readers Digest Public Education Fund (2 folders)
1992 July-1993 June
Offsite-Box: 9 Folder : 5-7 DeWitt Wallace Endowment Fund (3 folders)
1991 February-1992 June
Offsite-Box: 10 Folder : 9-10 DeWitt Wallace Endowment Fund (2 folders)
1992 July-1993 June
Offsite-Box: 9 Folder : 8-10 Starr Foundation Endowment Fund (3 folders)
1991 April-1992 June
Offsite-Box: 10 Folder : 11-12 Starr Foundation Endowment Fund (2 folders)
1992 July-1993 June
Offsite-Box: 11 Folder : 1-16 Fiduciary Trust reports (16 folders)

Scope and Contents

Includes the original packet of reports from Fiduciary Trust for the period 1992 September-1993 December. These are likely redundant of the above data through June 1993. Some of the packets have additionial documents, such as economic forecasts. At June 1993 there is an additional report from investment consultants, Colonial Consulting.

1992 September-1993 December

Return to Top »