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Guide to the New-York Historical Society John Watts DePeyster Publication Fund Records

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Collection processed by Larry Weimer

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Creator: New-York Historical Society.
Title: New-York Historical Society John Watts DePeyster Publication Fund records
Dates: 1857-1982
Abstract: The New-York Historical Society’s Publication Fund was formed in 1858 to provide the financial means of publishing annual volumes of N-YHS’s Collections. Taking the name John Watts DePeyster Publication Fund in 1908, the Fund was used to produce 85 volumes from 1868 to 1975. These volumes were distributed to Fund shareholders and to other institutions in exchanges of publications. This record group primarily includes the registers, correspondence, and other records concerning shareholder administration, such as certificate purchases and transfers of ownership, and publication distribution. The record group also includes the offering circulars, subscription book, certificate books, some nineteenth century financial records, and other documents.
Quantity: 17.75 Linear feet in 30 document boxes, 11 volumes, and three boxes of various sizes holding ledgers, checks, and index cards
Call Phrase: NYHS-RG 10
Sponsor: This record group was processed as part of the 2015-2016 N-YHS Institutional Archives project, made possible by a generous grant from the Leon Levy Foundation.