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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 III: Other Persons

Scope and Contents note

This series consists of material that does not pertain to John Rutherfurd or Walter Rutherfurd, or pertains to then indirectly. Four specific persons have subseries in the series. These persons are John Duncan, Alexander Hamilton (Estate of -- ), Alexander McDonald, and John Reid. The subseries for John Duncan consists solely of legal papers. Business papers relating to Duncan can be found in the subseries Other Persons - Accounts, Bills, Receipts.

Subseries 1: Other Persons - John Duncan N.D., 1766 - 1795

Scope and Contents note

Subseries consists of legal papers, such as deeds, conveyances, releases, etc. of John Duncan.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 5 Folder : 1 Other Persons -- John Duncan -- Legal Papers
1764 - 1785

Subseries 2: Other Persons - Estate of Gen. Alexander Hamilton N.D., 1805

Scope and Contents note

Subseries consists of legal papers, primarily conveyances, of Gen. Alexander Hamilton, and advertisements for the sale of lands in Scriba's Patent.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 5 Folder : 2 Other Persons -- Estate of Gen. Alexander Hamilton -- Legal Papers
1805
Box: 5 Folder : 3 Other Persons -- Estate of Gen. Alexander Hamilton -- Sale of Lands in Scriba's Patent
N.D.

Subseries 3: Other Persons - Alexander McDonald 1772 - 1786

Scope and Contents note

Subseries consists of business papers, legal papers and memoranda of Alexander McDonald. The legal papers include a power of attorney authorizing John Rutherfurd to act on McDonald's behalf. The memoranda include lists of deeds and bonds that belonged to McDonald, but were evidently held by John Rutherfurd.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 5 Folder : 4 Other Persons -- Alexander McDonald - - Accounts, Bills, Receipts
1772 - 1774, 1784, 1786
Box: 5 Folder : 5 Other Persons -- Alexander McDonald - - Legal Papers
1772, 1773, 1784
Box: 5 Folder : 6 Other Persons -- Alexander McDonald - - Memoranda
N.D., 1784

Subseries 4: Other Persons - General John Reid N.D., 1775 - 1793

Scope and Contents note

This subseries consists of material related to General John Reid. Business papers include accounts and receipts, primarily for rents paid to Reid by his tenants. Legal papers include deeds, bonds, and agreements. Court papers consist of a [state of case] from a lawsuit by Reid against Capt. James Gray in 1771, and a [state of case] from an unidentified 1785 case, which may have involved property forfeiture. Memoranda are mostly in the handwriting of John Rutherfurd, and refer to Reid's business affairs, including landholdings, rents paid, and interest on bonds.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 5 Folder : 7 Other Persons -- Gen. John Reid -- Accounts, Bills, Receipts
N.D.; 1775-1793
Box: 5 Folder : 8 Other Persons -- Gen. John Reid -- Legal Papers
1763 - 1787
Box: 5 Folder : 9 Other Persons -- Gen. John Reid -- Court Papers
1771 - 1785
Box: 5 Folder : 10 Other Persons -- Gen. John Reid -- Memoranda
1764, 1773, 1784

Subseries 5: Other Persons - Correspondence 1738; 1769-1824; 1835

Scope and Contents note

This subseries includes correspondence to and from persons other than John and Walter Rutherfurd, or specific persons in the Other Persons series. Correspondents include Richard Duncan and John Duncan, who wrote to Peter Van Brugh Livingston about business matters. James Longstreet wrote, perhaps to a newspaper, regarding to the Delaware River Bridge. Dirck ten Broeck wrote to Philip Livingston about business matters that may have also involved the Rutherfurds. J. Alsop of the Corporation for the Relief of Widows & Children of Clergymen of the Episcopal Church corresponded with Jacob LeRoy and John Wilcocks concerning that organization's charitable activities.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 5 Folder : 11 Other Persons -- Correspondence
1738; 1769-1824; 1835

Subseries 6: Other Persons - Accounts, Bills, Receipts N.D., 1747 - 1826

Scope and Contents note

Business and personal material of various persons, including John Duncan.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 5 Folder : 12 Other Persons -- Accounts, Bills Receipts
N.D., 1747 - 1826

Subseries 7: Other Persons - Court Papers N.D., 1726, 1748

Scope and Contents note

This subseries includes the following material: a list of papers relating to the case of William Smith vs. William Alexander (N.D.), a narrative in case for the suit of [James] Alexander vs. Daniel Miller (1726), a list of papers relating to the suit, and an indenture, probably entered as evidence in the suit of [ ] Livingston vs. [ ] Fresneau (1748). The subseries also includes material from cases that cannot be identified. These are: a 1785 deposition of Peter Van Brugh Livingston regarding John Duncan's debt, and, in 1806, depositions of two witnesses attesting to the identity of Robert Walter Rutherfurd.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 5 Folder : 13 Other Persons -- Court Papers
N.D., 1726, 1748
Box: 5 Folder : 14 Other Persons -- Court Papers -- Unidentified Proceedings
1785, 1806

Subseries 8: Other Persons - Surveys, Field Notes N.D., 1787, 1800

Scope and Contents note

Subseries includes field notes for surveys and surveys of tracts in various counties of New Jersey.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 5 Folder : 15 Other Persons -- Surveys, Field Notes
N.D., 1787, 1800

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