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Guide to the John Pintard Papers
1750-1925 (bulk 1770-1890)
 MS 490

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Descriptive Summary

Title: John Pintard Papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1750-1925 (bulk 1770-1890)
Abstract: John Pintard was a prominent New York City merchant who helped found the New-York Historical Society in 1804. He contributed significantly to numerous civic, cultural, religious, and philanthropic groups in New York.

Pintard's Journal of Studies, 1797-1804, is digitized and available in the  Shelby White and Leon Levy Digital Library.
Quantity: 6.8 Linear feet
Language: The John Pintard Papers are written in English.
Call Phrase: MS 490

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Biographical/Historical Note

John Pintard was born in New York City May 18, 1759, son of John and Mary (Cannon) Pintard. Both his parents died within a year of his birth, and Pintard was brought up by his paternal uncle, Lewis Pintard (1732-1818), a New York merchant. Under the guidance of his uncle, John Pintard attended the classical school of Hempstead, Long Island, and entered the College of New Jersey (Princeton University) in the class of 1776. During the American Revolution he served as Assistant Agent for American Prisoners, under his uncle Lewis, and at the close of the war, joined Lewis's mercantile business. On November 12, 1784, he married a distant cousin, Elizabeth Brasher (1765-1838).

Pintard became established in New York City as its business revived after the Revolution, and by the time it became the capital of the United States under the new Constitution, he was active in the mercantile, social, and cultural life of the city. On May 10, 1787, he was appointed secretary of the Mutual Assurance Company for Insuring Houses from Loss by Fire in New York, until his resignation on February 14, 1792. He was elected an Assistant Alderman of the East (Second) Ward of the city, September 29, 1789, and was re-elected, serving actively until March 12, 1792. He represented New York in the 14th session of the State Assembly, January-March, 1791, held in New York City. In November, 1790, he was appointed by New Jersey one of five commissioners to erect bridges over the Hackensack and Passaic Rivers. In 1790 and 1791, he was secretary of the New-York Manufacturing Society.

Pintard's progress was halted by his disastrous financial involvement in the failure of William Duer (1747-1799), who became insolvent and was imprisoned for debt in 1792. Duer's economic ties were so wide in the area that his financial collapse set off the first financial panic in New York City. Pintard surrendered everything he possessed, but because of some unsatisfied creditors, was arrested and confined for debt in the Newark prison from July 15, 1797, until August 6, 1798. In September, 1800, John Pintard took advantage of the federal "Act to establish an uniform system of bankruptcy throughout the United States," approved April 4, 1800. Pintard made an extended visit to New Orleans in 1801, and his favorable letters about the city to Secretary of State Albert Gallatin influenced President Thomas Jefferson in his decision to purchase the Louisiana Territory.

Though never reaching his former level of wealth, John Pintard firmly re-established himself in New York City. In March, 1804, he was appointed New York City Inspector, and in May, 1807, Clerk to the Common Council of the City. In that year he was elected secretary of the Mutual Insurance Company, successor of the Mutual Assurance Company of which he had been secretary 1787-1792, and which became later in the century the Knickerbocker Fire Insurance Company. That salaried position was Pintard's chief source of income during the next twenty years, until his retirement in 1829.

John Pintard was one of the earliest and staunchest advocates for the preservation and study of the history of New York and the United States. Pintard began to work towards the establishment of a historical society in the city in early 1804, and he was the leader in the organization of the New-York Historical Society in November, 1804. He served as its Recording Secretary from 1805 to 1819, as its Librarian, 1810-1811, and as Treasurer, 1819-1827. His other social and cultural activities included serving as trustee of the New York Society Library, Senior Warden and then Master of Holland Lodge, Free and Accepted Masons. He also served as sagamore of the Tammany Society, which funded the American Museum, initially a single room exhibit space in old City Hall. John Pintard served as a trustee and secretary of the museum, which was sold from John Scudder to P.T. Barnum in 1841 and became Barnum's American Museum. Pintard was also actively involved in the American Academy of Fine Arts, the Chamber of Commerce, Sailors' Snug Harbor, free schools and Sunday schools, the American Bible Society, the Erie Canal, the first Bank for Savings in New York, the Episcopal Church, particularly the old French Huguenot Church of St. Esprit, and the General Theological Seminary.

His sons died in youth, and his elder daughter Eliza Noel married, in 1810, a Kentuckian, Richard Davidson, and lived in Pinckneyville, Mississippi Territory and then New Orleans. His younger daughter, Louise Hall Pintard, married, on April 4, 1824, Thomas L. Servoss (1786-1866) son of Jacob and Isabella Servoss of Philadelphia, a widower with one son, Thomas Courtney Servoss. The Servoss family moved to New York, with Thomas engaged as a merchant, and Mr. and Mrs. Pintard lived in their home. Eliza died in 1833, and Mrs. Pintard died on October 13, 1838. John Pintard died in New York City, June 21, 1844, at the age of eighty-five. His remains were placed in the family vault under St. Clement's Church on Amity (West Third) Street, and were removed in June 1910, upon the demolition of the edifice, to St. Michael's Cemetery, Queens, NY.

Source: Pintard, J., & Barck, D.C. (1940). Letters from John Pintard to his daughter, Eliza Noel Pintard Davidson, 1816-1833. 4 Volumes. New York, Printed for the New-York Historical Society.

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Scope and Content Note

The John Pintard Papers include the correspondence, financial and business records, legal records, journals, notes and ephemera of John Pintard and his family. John Pintard's correspondence, 1784-1842, deals with such matters as his business activities, his financial difficulties and bankruptcy in the 1790s, the election of 1812, politics throughout the period, family matters, death or illness of friends, and his interest in various academic, cultural, philanthropic, and religious organizations. Included in his diaries and journals is a detailed journal of his daily reading while in debtor's prison 1797-1798. The financial and business records of John Pintard include receipts, bills, and other documents pertaining to his personal and family finances and the finances of organizations he was active in, usually as secretary or treasurer, including the New-York Historical Society. The legal records of John Pintard include early evidences of proceedings undertaken toward bankruptcy protection soon after the law allowed it.

The Servoss Family Papers provide a thorough record of the domestic, mercantile, and institutional activities of John Pintard's daughter Louise's New York based family. The records cover mostly their immediate family and include the records of their children, and their childrens' adult activities and interests.

The records of Other Family and Associates includes materials created by individuals in the Pintard family or in the family's orbit. There are many family records pertaining to the generation prior to John Pintard, mainly those of his uncle Lewis Pintard. Frequently, there is correspondence between two or more of John Pintard's frequent correspondents.

Arrangement Note

The John Pintard Papers are arranged in three series:

Each of these series includes subseries by document type.

Missing Title

  1. Series 1: Papers of John Pintard
  2. Series II: Papers of the Servoss Family
  3. Series III: Papers of Other Family and Associates

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Clinton, DeWitt
  • Clinton, James Henry
  • Davidson, Richard
  • Bayard, Samuel, 1767-1840
  • Hall, Fitch
  • Boudinot, Elias
  • Servoss, Thomas L.
  • Servoss, Louise Pintard
  • Pintard, John
  • Serred, Jacob
  • Jarvis, Samuel F. (Samuel Farmer)
  • Davidson, Eliza Noel Pintard
  • Pintard, Lewis
  • Francis, John W. (John Wakefield)
  • Livingston, Walter

Document Type

  • Invoices
  • Ledgers (account books)
  • Leases
  • Manuscripts
  • Account books
  • Bankbooks
  • Circular letters
  • Drafts (documents)
  • Ephemera.
  • Financial records
  • Correspondence.
  • Deeds.
  • Contracts.
  • Certificates.
  • Diaries.
  • Transcripts
  • Notes
  • Newspapers

Subject Organizations

  • New York (N.Y.). Common Council
  • American Academy of the Arts
  • New-York Historical Society
  • American Bible Society

Subject Topics

  • Elections -- United States -- 1812.
  • French spoliation claims
  • Philanthropists
  • Merchants
  • Debt, Imprisonment for -- United States.

Subject Places

  • New York (N.Y.)
  • Erie Canal (N.Y.)
  • New York (N.Y.) -- Social life and customs.
  • New Orleans (La.)
  • United States -- Politics and government -- 19th century

Family Name(s)

  • Servoss family
  • Davidson family
  • Pintard family

Subject Uniform Title(s)

  • General Theological Seminary (New York, N.Y.)
  • Blackstone, William, Sir, 1723-1780. Blackstone's commentaries on the laws of England

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Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Open to qualified researchers.

Use Restrictions

Permission to quote from this collection in a publication must be requested and granted in writing. Send permission requests, citing the name of the collection from which you wish to quote to:

Manuscript Curator, The New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

Preferred Citation Note

This collection should be cited as the John Pintard Papers, MS 490, The New-York Historical Society.

Related Materials

The New-York Historical Society has in its manuscript collection the papers of William Duer (1747-1799), John Pintard's business partner in dealings that led to both men being imprisoned for debt in the 1790's.

The New-York Historical Society's New Orleans Collection includes records regarding the development of New Orleans in the early to mid nineteenth century contemporary with Pintard's writings and collection of data in New Orleans, and his daughter Eliza's residency there.

The New-York Historical Society has in its manuscript collection a single volume of DeWitt Clinton correspondence (1784-1828), as well as DeWitt Clinton's diaries (1777-1828). A frequent correspondent of John Pintard, Clinton served as Mayor of New York City (1803-1815) and Governor of New York State (1817-1822, 1825-1828), and worked closely with Pintard in the founding of the New-York Historical Society and the Erie Canal Commission.

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Container List

Series 1: Papers of John Pintard, 1779-1851

Scope and Content Note

The Papers of John Pintard include correspondence, financial and business records, legal records, journals, notes, ephemera and meeting minutes.

John Pintard's correspondence, 1780-1840, deals with such matters as his business activities, his financial difficulties and bankruptcy in the 1790s, the election of 1812, politics throughout the period, family matters, death or illness of friends, and his interest in various academic, cultural, philanthropic, and religious organizations.

The series contains journals kept by John Pintard at various times between 1783 and 1811. Included is a detailed journal of his daily reading while in debtor's prison 1797-1798, encompassing classical studies, the Greek Testament, legal, theological, and economic works, Dr. Johnson's Dictionary of the English Language item by item, contemporary English poetry and the plays of Shakespeare. There are only a few diary entries in his reading journal which refer to the actual conditions of life in prison. Also included are a journal of New York weather kept in 1779, and detailed observations from his 1801 trip to New Orleans.

The financial and business records contain evidence of the economic activity of the Pintard family and the organizations in which John Pintard worked. The legal records include business and property concerns. The notes and ephemera are varied writings on many topics as well as fragmentary notes. The meeting minutes subseries includes the records taken of organizational meetings of groups that John Pintard was involved with. The genealogies are in Pintard's hand and sketch out his ancestral background.

Subseries I: Correspondence , 1784-1842

Scope and Content Note

The correspondence of John Pintard is arranged chronologically and according to whether it was sent or received by John Pintard.

The correspondence of John Pintard to his daughter Eliza Noel Pintard Davidson is published in an edited and abridged four volume work:

PINTARD, J., & BARCK, D. C. (1940). Letters from John Pintard to his daughter, Eliza Noel Pintard Davidson, 1816-1833. 4 Volumes. New York, Printed for the New-York Historical Society.

Vol. 1 includes a General Introduction by editor Dorothy Barck and Vol. 4 includes a detailed index.

This work is available digitally via the Internet Archive -

vol. 1: http://www.archive.org/details/lettersfromjohnp701pint vol. 2: http://www.archive.org/details/lettersfromjohnp712pint vol. 3: http://www.archive.org/details/lettersfromjohnp723pint vol. 4: http://www.archive.org/details/lettersfromjohnp734pint

Some of John Pintard's more frequent correspondents include John Wakefield Francis, Walter Livingston, DeWitt Clinton, James Henry Clinton (serving aboard U.S.S. Constellation), his son-in-law Dr. Richard Davidson of New Orleans and other members of the Davidson family, Samuel Bayard of Princeton (N.J.), Fitch Hall of Boston, Elias Boudinot, Samuel Farmar Jarvis, and his uncle Lewis Pintard. There is a large group of letters to his daughter, Eliza Noel Pintard (Mrs. Richard Davidson), of Pinckneyville, Mississippi Territory, and New Orleans, 1816-1833.

The correspondence of John Pintard is arranged chronologically and according to being sent or received by John Pintard.

The correspondence of John Pintard to his daughter Eliza Noel Pintard Davidson is published in an edited and abridged four volume work:

Pintard, J., & Barck, D.C. (1940). Letters from John Pintard to his daughter, Eliza Noel Pintard Davidson, 1816-1833. 4 Volumes. New York, Printed for the New-York Historical Society.

Vol. 1 includes a General Introduction by editor Dorothy Barck and Vol. 4 includes a detailed index.

This work is available digitally via the Internet Archive

Vol.1

Vol.2

Vol.3

Vol.4

Missing Title

    Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
    Box: 1 Folder : 1 Letters from John Pintard to Eliza Pintard Davidson
    1816
    Box: 1 Folder : 2 Letters from John Pintard to Eliza Pintard Davidson
    1817
    Box: 1 Folder : 3 Letters from John Pintard to Eliza Pintard Davidson
    1818
    Box: 1 Folder : 4 Letters from John Pintard to Eliza Pintard Davidson
    1819
    Box: 1 Folder : 5 Letters from John Pintard to Eliza Pintard Davidson
    1820
    Box: 1 Folder : 6 Letters from John Pintard to Eliza Pintard Davidson
    1821
    Box: 1 Folder : 7 Letters from John Pintard to Eliza Pintard Davidson
    1822
    Box: 1 Folder : 8 Letters from John Pintard to Eliza Pintard Davidson
    1823
    Box: 1 Folder : 9 Letters from John Pintard to Eliza Pintard Davidson
    1824
    Box: 1 Folder : 10 Letters from John Pintard to Eliza Pintard Davidson
    1825
    Box: 1 Folder : 11 Letters from John Pintard to Eliza Pintard Davidson
    1826
    Box: 1 Folder : 12 Letters from John Pintard to Eliza Pintard Davidson
    1827
    Box: 2 Folder : 1 Letters from John Pintard to Eliza Pintard Davidson
    1828
    Box: 2 Folder : 2 Letters from John Pintard to Eliza Pintard Davidson
    1829
    Box: 2 Folder : 3 Letters from John Pintard to Eliza Pintard Davidson
    1830
    Box: 2 Folder : 4 Letters from John Pintard to Eliza Pintard Davidson
    1831
    Box: 2 Folder : 5 Letters from John Pintard to Eliza Pintard Davidson
    1832
    Box: 2 Folder : 6 Letters from John Pintard to Eliza Pintard Davidson
    1833
    Box: 2 Folder : 7 Letters from John Pintard
    1784-1815
    Box: 2 Folder : 8 Letters from John Pintard
    1816-1819
    Box: 3 Folder : 1 Letters from John Pintard
    1820-1824
    Box: 3 Folder : 2 Letters from John Pintard
    1825-1826
    Box: 3 Folder : 3 Letters from John Pintard
    1827
    Box: 3 Folder : 4 Letters from John Pintard
    1828-1829
    Box: 3 Folder : 5 Letters from John Pintard
    1830-1831
    Box: 3 Folder : 6 Letters from John Pintard
    1832-1833
    Box: 3 Folder : 7 Letters from John Pintard
    1834-1842
    Box: 3 Folder : 8 Letters to John Pintard
    1787-1808
    Box: 3 Folder : 9 Letters to John Pintard
    1810-1815
    Box: 3 Folder : 10 Letters to John Pintard
    1816-1819
    Box: 3 Folder : 11 Letters to John Pintard
    1820-1824
    Box: 4 Folder : 1 Letters to John Pintard
    1825-26
    Box: 4 Folder : 2 Letters to John Pintard
    1827
    Box: 4 Folder : 3 Letters to John Pintard
    1828-1829
    Box: 4 Folder : 4 Letters to John Pintard
    1830-1835
    Box: 4 Folder : 5 Letters to John Pintard
    1836-1841
    Box: 4 Folder : 6 Letters to John Pintard
    Undated
    Box: 4 Folder : 7 Photostats and Transcripts
    Undated

    Subseries II: Diaries and Journals , 1779-1811

    Scope and Content Note

    This subseries contains diaries and journals kept by John Pintard at various times between 1783 and 1811. Included is a detailed journal of his daily reading while in debtor's prison 1797-1798, encompassing classical studies, the Greek Testament, legal, theological, and economic works, Dr. Johnson's Dictionary of the English Language item by item, contemporary English poetry and the plays of Shakespeare. There are only a few diary entries in his reading journal which refer to the actual conditions of lilfe in prison. Also included are a journal of New York weather kept in 1779, and detailed observations from his 1801 trip to New Orleans. In some cases, transcripts and photostats of the journals are available.

    Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
    Box: 4 Folder : 8 Diary of the Weather, New York City
    1779
    Box: 4 Folder : 9 Diary and Garden Calendar
    1793-1794
    Box: 4 Folder : 10 Diary and Garden Calendar (Transcript)
    Undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 1 Diary: Newark
    1793-1794
    Box: 5 Folder : 2 Diary: Newark (Transcript)
    Undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 3 Prison Reading Diary
    1797-1798
    Box: 5 Folder : 4 Prison Reading Diary (Transcript)
    Undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 5 Journal of Studies

    Existence and Location of Copies

    Digital copy of Journal of Studies is available in the Shelby White and Leon Levy Digital Library.

    1797-1804
    Box: 6 Folder : 1 Diary
    1798-1801
    Box: 6 Folder : 2 Diary (Handwritten Copy)
    1798-1801
    Box: 6 Folder : 3 Diary
    July-August 1800
    Box: 6 Folder : 4 Diary
    1800-1801
    Box: 6 Folder : 5 Diary (Transcripts)
    Undated
    Box: 6 Folder : 6 Diary of Visit to Washington (Transcript)
    Undated
    Box: 6 Folder : 7 Diary
    1806-1811
    Volume: 1 Journal: Essays on Various Subjects (vol. 1)
    1806-1809
    Volume: 2 Journal: Essays on Various Subjects (vol. 2)
    1806-1809
    Volume: 3 Manuscript Bible (vol. 3)
    Undated
    Volume: 4 Bible Presented to John Pintard by the American Bible Society (vol. 4)
    1832

    Subseries III: Financial and Business Records, 1782-1840

    Scope and Content Note

    The financial and business records of John Pintard include receipts, bills, and other documents pertaining to his personal and family finances and the finances of organizations he was active in, usually as secretary or treasurer, including the New-York Historical Society. Also included are promissory notes and other records relevant to John Pintard's business dealings with William Duer, both of whom were put in debtor's prison in the 1790's.

    Also included are accounts of exports out of the port of New York in the 1770's, a list of all ships entering the port of New Orleans and their cargo in 1800, and a list of parishoners payments for reserving pews at the St. Esprit French Protestant Chruch in New York.

    Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
    Box: 6 Folder : 8 Financial and Business Records
    1782-1834
    Box: 6 Folder : 9 Financial and Business Records
    Undated
    Box: 6 Folder : 10 Shipping Log
    1792
    Box: 6 Folder : 11 Account Book: Academy of the Arts
    1816-1817
    Box: 7 Folder : 1 Account Book: Personal
    1836-1840
    Box: 7 Folder : 2 New-York Historical Society Business Records
    1805-1820
    Box: 7 Folder : 3 New-York Historical Society Business Records
    1821-1857
    Box: 14 Folder : 1 Financial and Business Records (Oversize)
    1798-1800

    Subseries IV: Legal Records, 1793-1836

    Scope and Content Note

    The legal records of John Pintard include early evidences of proceedings undertaken toward bankruptcy protection soon after the law allowed it, legal records relevant to his activity as a merchant, and New York City regulations signed by Pintard in his capacity as City Inspector.

    Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
    Box: 7 Folder : 4 Legal Records
    1793-1836
    Box: 14 Folder : 2 Legal Records (Oversize)
    1807-1836

    Subseries V: Notes and Ephemera

    Scope and Content Note

    This subseries includes various writings on many topics such as genealogy, politics, current events, history, religion, etc. It also includes newspaper clippings, certificates, and addresses.

    Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
    Box: 7 Folder : 5 Handwritten Notes
    circa 1770-1840
    Box: 7 Folder : 6 Handwritten Notes
    Undated
    Box: 7 Folder : 7 Handwritten Notes

    Scope and Content Note

    The Notes and Ephemera subseries contains written matter and newspaper clippings. Included are many notes taken by Pintard based on his reading, such as lists of books and authors. Also included are many brief writings on various topics. The newspaper clippings are relevant to his interests and concerns.

    Undated
    Box: 7 Folder : 8 Handwritten Notes
    Undated
    Box: 7 Folder : 9 Handwritten Notes
    Undated
    Box: 7 Folder : 10 Memoir on the Trade in New Orleans
    1817
    Box: 8 Folder : 1 Certificates and Addresses
    1809-1829
    Box: 8 Folder : 2 Notes, Reminiscenes
    1841
    Box: 8 Folder : 3 Reminiscences of the Early Life of John Pintard
    1841
    Box: 8 Folder : 4 Reminiscences of the Early Life of John Pintard (Partial Transcript)
    Undated
    Box: 8 Folder : 5 Newspaper Clippings
    circa 1770-1840
    Box: 14 Folder : 3 Notes and Ephemera (Oversize)
    1839, undated

    Subseries VI: Meeting Minutes

    Scope and Content Note

    This subseries includes records of the topics covered during organized meetings of charitable, cultural, and civic groups that John Pintard held membership in.

    Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
    Box: 8 Folder : 6 Index of Meeting Minutes, NYC Common Council
    1790-1793
    Box: 8 Folder : 7 Index of Meeting Minutes, NYC Common Council
    1803-1806
    Box: 9 Folder : 1 Meeting Minutes
    circa 1770-1820

    Subseries VII: Genealogies

    Scope and Content Note

    The genealogies subseries contains genealogical charts and lists drawn up by John Pintard.

    Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
    Box: 9 Folder : 2 Genealogies
    1822, 1831, undated

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    Series II: Papers of the Servoss Family, 1806-1925

    Scope and Content Note

    The Servoss family papers include the records of the family of John Pintard's daughter Louise. Louise Hall Pintard, married, on April 4, 1824, Thomas L. Servoss (1786-1866) son of Jacob and Isabella Servoss of Philadelphia, a widower with one son. The Servoss family moved to New York, with Thomas engaged as a merchant, and Mr. and Mrs. Pintard lived in their home. Their children included Elias Boudinot Servoss.

    Subseries I: Correspondence, 1806-1896

    Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
    Box: 9 Folder : 3 Letters to and from the Servoss family
    1806-1830
    Box: 9 Folder : 4 Letters to and from the Servoss family
    1832
    Box: 9 Folder : 5 Letters to and from the Servoss family
    1833-1847
    Box: 9 Folder : 6 Letters to and from the Servoss family
    1848-1856
    Box: 9 Folder : 7 Letters to and from the Servoss family
    1857-1859
    Box: 9 Folder : 8 Letters to and from the Servoss family
    1860-1863
    Box: 9 Folder : 9 Letters to and from the Servoss family
    1864
    Box: 9 Folder : 10 Letters to and from the Servoss family
    1865-1869
    Box: 10 Folder : 1 Letters to and from the Servoss family
    1870-1879
    Box: 10 Folder : 2 Letters to and from the Servoss family
    1881-1896

    Subseries II: Financial and Business Records

    Scope and Content Note

    The financial and business records of the Servoss family document their business and domestic finances, including receipts, bills, ledgers, and memo books.

    Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
    Box: 10 Folder : 3 Servoss Market Book
    1809-1826
    Box: 10 Folder : 4 Servoss Account and Receipt Books
    1811-1854
    Box: 10 Folder : 5 Servoss Account Book
    1874
    Box: 10 Folder : 6 Servoss Account Books
    1902-1913
    Box: 11 Folder : 1 Servoss Account Books
    1915-1925
    Box: 11 Folder : 2 Servoss Accounts, Bills, and Receipts
    1815-1860
    Box: 11 Folder : 3 Servoss Accounts, Bills, and Receipts
    1815-1860
    Box: 11 Folder : 4 Servoss Accounts, Bills, and Receipts
    1815-1860
    Box: 11 Folder : 5 Servoss Accounts, Bills, and Receipts
    1860-1899
    Box: 11 Folder : 6 Servoss Accounts, Bills, and Receipts
    1860-1899
    Box: 12 Folder : 1 Servoss Accounts, Bills, and Receipts
    1860-1899
    Box: 12 Folder : 2 Servoss Accounts, Bills, and Receipts
    1860-1899

    Subseries III: Legal Records

    Scope and Content Note

    The legal records of the Servoss family include documents relevant to their French spoliation claims, deeds for real estate, and other documents relevant to legal proceedings or filings.

    Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
    Box: 12 Folder : 3 Servoss Legal Records
    1806-1859
    Box: 12 Folder : 4 Servoss Legal Records
    1860-1899
    Box: 14 Folder : 4 Servoss Legal Records (Oversize)
    1845

    Subseries IV: Notes and Ephemera

    Scope and Content Note

    The notes and ephemera are varied writings on many topics as well as fragmentary notes.

    Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
    Box: 12 Folder : 5 Servoss Handwritten Notes
    1826-1902
    Box: 12 Folder : 6 Servoss Handwritten Notes
    Undated
    Box: 12 Folder : 7 Servoss Handwritten Notes
    Undated
    Box: 12 Folder : 8 Servoss Advertisements, Certificates, Circulars
    1828-1856
    Box: 12 Folder : 9 Servoss Photographs and Drawings
    1865, undated
    Box: 12 Folder : 10 Servoss Newspaper Clippings
    circa 1810-1890

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    Series III: Papers of Other Family and Associates, 1750-1915

    Scope and Content Note

    The Papers of Other Family and Associates contain the correspondence, financial and business records, legal records, and genealogies of individuals either related to or involved in the dealings of John Pintard.

    Subseries I: Correspondence

    Scope and Content Note

    This subseries contains correspondence between individuals related to or known by John Pintard. It includes letters between his daughter Eliza and her husband Richard, as well as correspondence between business partners and friends of John Pintard.

    Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
    Box: 13 Folder : 1 Letters from Eliza Pintard Davidson to Richard Davidson
    1816
    Box: 13 Folder : 2 Letters to and from Associates and Family of John Pintard
    1758-1804
    Box: 13 Folder : 3 Letters to and from Associates and Family of John Pintard
    1805-1820
    Box: 13 Folder : 4 Letters to and from Associates and Family of John Pintard
    1821-1858

    Subseries II: Financial and Business Records

    Scope and Content Note

    This subseries contains financial and business records of friends and relatives of John Pintard, including his uncle Lewis Pintard.

    Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
    Box: 13 Folder : 5 Accounts, Bills, Receipts
    1779-1813

    Subseries III: Legal Records

    Scope and Content Note

    This subseries contains financial, estate, and business records of friends and relatives of John Pintard, including leases, indentures, and wills.

    Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
    Box: 13 Folder : 6 Legal Records
    1766-1820
    Box: 14 Folder : 5 Legal Records (Oversize)
    1708, 1808

    Subseries IV: Notes and Ephemera

    Scope and Content Note

    The notes and ephemera includes fragmentary notes and varied writings on many topics such as Native Americans, abolition, New Orleans, etc.

    Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
    Box: 13 Folder : 7 Notes and Ephemera
    1750-1770
    Box: 13 Folder : 8 Notes and Ephemera
    circa 1850-1915

    Subseries V: Genealogies

    Scope and Content Note

    The Genealogies subseries contains family trees and other documents tracing the Pintard family line.

    Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
    Box: 13 Folder : 9 Genealogies
    1783-1915

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