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Guide to the John Rutherfurd Papers
1726-1835 (bulk 1775-1835)
  MS 533

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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on November 02, 2011
Description is in English.

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Series II: Walter Rutherfurd

Subseries 1: Walter Rutherfurd - Correspondence

Scope and Contents note

This subseries includes letters received by Walter Rutherfurd, and drafts of replies to letters. Most of the material concerns Walter Rutherfurd's land holdings in New Jersey and New York. Specific subjects include surveys, the Business of the Proprietors of the Eastern Division of New Jersey, tenants, and lawsuits. Correspondents include George Reyerse, David Ogden, James Duane, Dirck ten Broeck, and Cornelius Haring.

Subseries 2: Walter Rutherfurd - Accounts, Bills, Receipts N.D., 1761 - 1803

Scope and Contents note

This subseries consists primarily of material having to do with Walter Rutherfurd's land holdings, including lands that he held in common with John Stevens. Some of the accounts detail goods seized from tenants, presumably for nonpayment of rent. Also in the subseries are accounts, apparently prepared annually, of land and interest-bearing bonds held by Walter Rutherfurd.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 4 Folder : 5 Walter Rutherfurd -- Accounts, Bills, Receipts
N.D.; 1761-1803
Box: 4 Folder : 6 Walter Rutherfurd -- Accounts, Bills, Receipts --Annual Accounts of Bonds and Real Estate
1765 - 1777

Subseries 3: Walter Rutherfurd - Legal Papers N.D.; 1761-1802

Scope and Contents note

Most of the material in the subseries consist of leases to tenants for farms in New Jersey Earlier material includes powers of attorney from British officers, appointing Walter Rutherfurd to manage their affairs in North America.

Subseries 4: Walter Rutherfurd - Court Papers N.D., 1802, 1803

Scope and Contents note

The subseries contains material from three cases. Material from the case of Walter Rutherfurd vs. Moses Martin Jr., et al. consists of what appears to be a [state of case]. Material from the case of Walter Rutherfurd vs. John Stiles consists of two documents that appear to be warrants. Material from the case of Aaron Ogden & Thomas Gibbons vs. Walter Rutherfurd comprises the bulk of the material in the subseries. Principally, material related to the case consists of the defendant's answers to the charges and counsel's observations on answers to charges.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 4 Folder : 8 Walter Rutherfurd -- Court Papers
N.D.; 1802, 1803

Subseries 5: Walter Rutherfurd - Memoranda N.D., 1766 - 1795

Scope and Contents note

This subseries consists primarily of some undated rough calculations of the value of shares, unfinished drafts of legal papers, and lists of crops produced.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 4 Folder : 9 Walter Rutherfurd -- Memoranda
N.D., 1766 - 1795

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