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

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Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

 
Title: John Rutherfurd Papers
Dates: 1726-1835 (bulk 1775-1835)
Abstract: The John Rutherfurd Papers is one of four discrete but closely related collections, known together as the Alexander - Stuyvesant - Rutherfurd Collections. The John Rutherfurd Papers consist principally of material relating to or created by John Rutherfurd (1760 - 1840), and his father, Walter Rutherfurd (1724 - 1804). Principal subseries for John and Walter Rutherfurd are Correspondence; Accounts, Bills, Receipts; Legal Papers; and Court Papers. Correspondence includes letters to John or Walter Rutherfurd, and drafts of their replies.
Quantity: 2.5 Linear feet (5 boxes)
Location note: Manuscript cage
Call Phrase: MS 533

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Biographical Note

Biographical Note for the Alexander - Stuyvesant - Rutherfurd Collections

1691 James Alexander born in Scotland, May 27
1693 Mary Spratt born in New York, April 17
1711 Mary Spratt marries Samuel Provoost, October 15
1715 James Alexander arrives in New York
[1719] Samuel Provoost dies
1721 Mary Spratt Provoost marries James Alexander, June 5
1721 Mary Alexander II born
1722 Susanna Alexander born
1726 William Alexander born
1729 Catherine Alexander born
17?? Elizabeth Alexander born
17?? Walter Rutherfurd born in [Edgerston, Roxburghshire] Scotland
1739 Mary Alexander II marries Peter Van Brugh Livingston
1748 William Alexander marries Sarah Livingston
17?? Elizabeth Alexander marries John Stevens
1756 James Alexander dies
1756 Walter Rutherfurd arrives in America. Serves in the Royal American Regiment
1758 Catherine Alexander marries Walter Rutherfurd
1760 Mary Alexander dies, April 18
1760 John Rutherfurd born September 20
1767 Mary Alexander Livingston dies
1782 John Rutherfurd marries Helena Morris October 30. Walter Rutherfurd presents John Rutherfurd with Tranquillity (sic) estate in Allamuchy, Warren County, New Jersey
1783 William Alexander dies, January 15
1788 Robert Walter Rutherfurd born in May
1800 Elizabeth Alexander Stevens dies
1801 Catherine Alexander Rutherfurd dies
1804 Walter Rutherfurd dies January 10
1807 Gen. John Reid dies February 6, at the age of 86
1808 John Rutherfurd moves to Edgerston on the Passaic River
1809 Robert Walter Rutherfurd marries Sabina Morris
1809 Helena Rutherfurd marries Peter Gerard Stuyvesant
1816 Lewis Morris Rutherfurd born November 25 to Robert Walter Rutherfurd and Sabina Morris Rutherfurd
1841 Lewis Morris Rutherfurd marries Margaret Chanler July 22
1842 Stuyvesant Rutherfurd born to Lewis Morris Rutherfurd and Margaret Chanler Rutherfurd
1847 Peter Gerard Stuyvesant dies August 16
[1847] In accordance with a provision of Peter Gerard Stuyvesant's will, Stuyvesant Rutherfurd changes his name to Rutherfurd Stuyvesant
1854 Margaret Rutherfurd born
1859 Louisa Morris Rutherfurd born March 31
ca. 1860 Lewis Morris Rutherfurd Jr. born
1862 Winthrop Rutherfurd born
1863 Rutherfurd Stuyvesant marries Mary Pierrepont
1870 Robert Walter Rutherfurd dies
1873 Helena Rutherfurd Stuyvesant dies
1879 Mary Pierrepont Stuyvesant dies
1879 Margaret Rutherfurd marries Henry White, December 3
1892 Louisa M. Rutherfurd dies
1902 Rutherfurd Stuyvesant marries Countess Matilde E. de Wassanaer (nee Matilde Lowenguth), June 16
1903 Lewis Rutherfurd Stuyvesant born
1906 Alain Stuyvesant born
1907 Stuyvesant Rutherfurd dies July 4
1916 Margaret Rutherfurd White dies
1925 Lewis Rutherfurd Stuyvesant marries Rosalie Pillot
1927 Henry White dies at the age of 77
19?? Lewis Morris Rutherfurd Jr. dies
1944 Winthrop Rutherfurd dies
1944 Lewis Rutherfurd Stuyvesant dies, September 7
1948 Matilde Lowenguth Stuyvesant (in 1948, Princess Alexandre de Caraman Chimay) dies, July 10
1954 Alain Stuyvesant dies, Februrary 9

For more information on some of the persons represented in these collections consult:

Biographical Dictionaries

Dictionary of American Biography- James and William Alexander, Lewis Morris Rutherfurd

American National Biography- James, Mary, and William Alexander, Lewis Morris Rutherfurd, Henry White

Dictionary of National Biography- John Reid

Books

Rutherfurd, Livingston Family Records and Events New York, De Vinne Press, 1894

Valentine, Alan Chester Lord Stirling New York, Oxford University Press, 1969

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Scope and Content Notes

Scope and Content for the Alexander - Stuyvesant - Rutherfurd Collections

The John Rutherfurd Papers is one of four discrete but closely related collections. The largest and the smallest of the four collections, the Alexander Papers and the John Rutherfurd Papers, were originally a single donation, made in the late 19th Century. The remaining two collections, the Rutherfurd Family Papers and the Stuyvesant-Rutherfurd Papers, were donated separately in the 1970's.

Together, these collections chronicle seven generations of an extended family in New York an d New Jersey over the course of two centuries. The founders of the family were James and Mary Alexander, who married in 1721. James Alexander had merchant business, but was primarily active as an attorney and government official in New York and New Jersey. Most of the material in the Alexander Papers derives from James Alexander's legal practice in both colonies, and from his tenures as Surveyor General of New Jersey, and Attorney General of New York. Other material in the Alexander Papers documents Mary Alexander's merchant business in New York, and the business activities and pre-Revolutionary military service of their son, William Alexander (Lord Stirling).

While the daughters of James and Mary Alexander are underrepresented in these collections, their husbands are represented to a greater or lesser extent in each of the collections described below. The Alexanders' four daughters married men who were or would become leading figures in New York and New Jersey. Mary married Peter Van Brugh Livingston, Susanna married John Reid, and Elizabeth married John Stevens. Catherine Alexander married Walter Rutherfurd.

The marriage of Catherine and Walter Rutherfurd also produced a son, John Rutherfurd, who evidently inherited the bulk of his father's and grandfather's papers. In 1847, Stuyvesant Rutherfurd (a grandson John Rutherfurd and nephew of Peter Gerard Stuyvesant), changed his name to Rutherfurd Stuyvesant in accordance with a provision of Peter Gerard Stuyvesant's will. Rutherfurd Stuyvesant evidently inherited at least some of the papers of his uncle. The Rutherfurd collections contain material created by or pertaining to the Alexander family, and the Stuyvesant-Rutherfurd Papers contain material created by or pertaining to the Alexanders and the Stuyvesants.

The material the Rutherfurd collections relates primarily to the landholdings and business undertakings of a wealthy and socially prominent family. The Stuyvesant-Rutherfurd Papers documents the activities of later generations of that family. By the mid-nineteenth century, the family had become more occupied in strictly leisure activities.

Various descendants of John Rutherfurd donated the collections described in these finding aids to the New-York Historical Society, and the collections extensively document the business dealings, professional activities, and family relationships of the Alexanders during the 18th Century, and the Rutherfurds from the 18th until the early 20th centuries.

For finding aids to the other three collections, click on the following links:

The Alexander Papers

The Rutherfurd Family Papers

The Stuyvesant-Rutherfurd Papers

Scope and Content for the John Rutherfurd Papers

This collection consists principally of material relating to or created by John Rutherfurd (1760 - 1840), and his father, Walter Rutherfurd (1724 - 1804). The inclusive dates of the collection are 1775 - 1835. The collection also contains small amounts of business-related material concerning persons who were associated with or related to John and Walter Rutherfurd. These include John Duncan, Alexander Hamilton, Gen. John Reid, and Alexander McDonald. Two institutions with which John Rutherfurd was affiliated, the Society for Establishing Useful Manufactures, and the Corporation for the Relief of Widows and Children of Clergymen of the Episcopal Church, are also represented in the collection.

Principal subseries for John and Walter Rutherfurd are Correspondence; Accounts, Bills, Receipts; Legal Papers; and Court Papers. Correspondence includes letters to John or Walter Rutherfurd, and drafts of their replies. Deeds, agreements, contracts, leases, and other legally binding documents are in the Legal Papers subseries. However, such legally binding documents that are identified as having to do with specific court cases or suits are foldered with the appropriate suit in the Court Papers series. Accounts, Bills, Receipts is self-explanatory.

There is also a series in the collection entitled Other Persons. This series consists of small numbers of items created by or pertaining to persons other than John or Walter Rutherfurd. The subseries in this series include Correspondence; Accounts, Bills, Receipts; Legal Papers; and Court Papers. Certain material relating to some persons is extensive enough to merit those persons being given subseries within this series. Persons with specific subseries within this series are John Duncan (legal papers only), Gen. Alexander Hamilton, Alexander McDonald, and Gen. John Reid. With these exceptions, material for all other persons is interfiled according to format, in chronological order.

Material pertaining to John Rutherfurd consists primarily of business correspondence and legal papers such as deeds, conveyances, and leases. Some material reflects his interest in the development infrastructure, such as roads and bridges, in New Jersey. There is very little family material of any kind in the collection. None of the material concerns John Rutherfurd's political career or political affairs. Most of the material pertaining to Walter Rutherfurd is also business-related.

Arrangement

The John Rutherfurd Papers are organized into the following eight series:

  1. Series I: John Rutherfurd
  2. Series II: Walter Rutherfurd
  3. Series III: Other Persons
  4. Series IV: Corporation for the Relief of Widows and Children of CLergymen
  5. Series V: Society for Establishing Useful Manufactures
  6. Series VI: Abstracts of Legislation re New Jersey -- New York Boundary
  7. Series VII: [Map of Turnpike Route]
  8. Series VIII: Fragments

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Duncan, John, 1727 or 8-1794
  • Ernst, John Frederick, d. 1805
  • Hamilton, Alexander, 1757-1804--Estate
  • McDonald, Alexander, fl. 1775-1779
  • Reid, John, 1721-1807--Estate
  • Rutherfurd, Walter, 1723-1804

Document Type

  • Accounts
  • Correspondence
  • Deeds
  • Drawings
  • Field notes
  • Leases
  • Legal documents
  • Maps
  • Powers of attorney
  • Surveys

Subject Organizations

  • Corporation for the Relief of Widows and Children of Clergymen of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the State of New Jersey
  • Society for Establishing Useful Manufactures

Subject Topics

  • Agriculture--New Jersey
  • Agriculture--New York
  • Bridges--Design and construction--New Jersey
  • Real property--New Jersey
  • Real property--New York (State)
  • Roads--Design and construction--New Jersey
  • Sheep
  • Wool

Subject Places

  • Chenango County (N.Y.)
  • New Jersey--Boundaries--New York (State)
  • New York (State)--Boundaries--New Jersey

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Administrative Information

Provenance

Donation, Lewis Morris Rutherfurd, 1884

Access Restrictions

Open to qualified researchers.

Photocopying undertaken by staff only. Limited to twenty exposures of stable, unbound material per day. (Researchers may not accrue unused copy amounts from previous days.)

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

Library Director
The New-York Historical Society
Two West 77th Street
New York, NY 10024

The copyright law of the United States governs the making of photocopies and protects unpublished materials as well as published materials. Unpublished materials created before January 1, 1978 cannot be quoted in publication without permission of the copyright holder.

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as the John Rutherfurd Papers, MS 533, The New-York Historical Society.

Related Material at The New-York Historical Society

The Alexander Papers

The Rutherfurd Family Papers

The Stuyvesant-Rutherfurd Papers

Alexander Papers - Account Books Relating to the Equivalent Lands

Alexander, James - Journal 1718 - 1769

Alexander, James - Records and Accounts Relating to his Services in Behalf of the Children of Governors Burnet and Hunter, 1718 - 1745

Alexander, James - Register of Cases, New York Supreme Court, 1721 - 1742

Alexander, William - Ledger, 1766 - 1775

Alexander, William - Account Books, 1756 - 1758, 1763 - 1777

Alexander, William - Battoeman's Book, 1756

Alexander, William - Papers Relating to the Disposition of Lord Stirling's lands in Nova Scotia, 1831 - 1838, plus Copies of Earlier Papers

Alexander, William - [Material concerning the legality of William Alexander's Claim to the Title of earl of Stirling] compiled ca. 1857

Alexander - Livingston - Moore Account Book, ca. 1774 - 1785

William Alexander Papers

Rutherfurd Collection

Lord Stirling Papers

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Container List

Series I: John Rutherfurd

Subseries 1: John Rutherfurd - Correspondence N.D., 1776 - 1835

Scope and Contents note

This subseries consists of letters received by John Rutherfurd, and responses drafted by him or on his behalf. The subseries is arranged chronologically.

For the most part, the letters concern John Rutherfurd's landholdings in New York and New Jersey. Specific matters relating to John Rutherfurd's landholdings include tenants, sale and lease of lands, collection of rents, and legal matters relating to land titles. Other general subjects include the raising of sheep and the quality of wool, and proposals for the construction of roads and bridges in New Jersey, particularly the Paterson - Hamburg Turnpike.

There are very few items in the collection that would indicate that a given correspondent wrote frequently to John Rutherfurd. John and Richard Duncan occasionally wrote to John Rutherfurd regarding a debt owed by John Duncan to Rutherfurd and others, and other creditors of Duncan sometimes wrote to Rutherfurd. Several letters of Robert Boggs address the sale of sheep's wool, Elias van Arsdale wrote periodically on legal matters, and Margaret White wrote about legal and business matters that John Rutherfurd managed for her family. In several letters dated 1786, the Rev. John Frederick Ernst inquired about an advertisement for settlers in the Chenango Tract, offering his congregation as candidates. Another cluster of letters, from 1827, consists of several letters that Eliza M. Evans wrote to John Rutherfurd concerning a land dispute between Rutherfurd and her family.

Also in the series are drafts of letters sent to various persons, including Rev. Ernst, Mrs. Evans (presumably Eliza M. Evans), and Richard Duncan. Other subjects in the drafts include the estate of Gen. John Reid, and his shares in the Delaware & Raritan Canal.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 John Rutherfurd -- Correspondence - - Letters Received
N.D.; 1776; 1783-1788
Box: 1 Folder : 2 John Rutherfurd -- Correspondence - - Letters Received
1789-1802
Box: 1 Folder : 3 John Rutherfurd -- Correspondence - - Letters Received
1803-1809
Box: 1 Folder : 4 John Rutherfurd -- Correspondence - - Letters Received
1810-1815
Box: 1 Folder : 5 John Rutherfurd -- Correspondence - - Letters Received
1816-1819
Box: 1 Folder : 6 John Rutherfurd -- Correspondence - - Letters Received
1820-1835
Box: 2 Folder : 1 John Rutherfurd -- Correspondence - - Drafts of Letters Sent -- A - J
N.D., 1791 - 1835
Box: 2 Folder : 2 John Rutherfurd -- Correspondence - - Drafts of Letters Sent -- K - Z
N.D., 1791 - 1835
Box: 2 Folder : 3 John Rutherfurd -- Correspondence - - Drafts of Letters Sent -- Recipients Unknown
N.D.; 1784-1819
Box: 2 Folder : 4 John Rutherfurd -- Correspondence - - Retained Copies of Letters Sent -- Multiple Recipients
1822, 1829
Box: 2 Folder : 5 John Rutherfurd -- Correspondence - - Letter to "Commercial Advertiser" re Turnpikes
[January] 1806

Subseries 2: John Rutherfurd - Accounts, Bills, Receipts N.D., 1763 - 1828

Scope and Contents note

Most items are receipts for rents, milling of wheat, interest on bonds or debts, and taxes.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 6 John Rutherfurd -- Accounts, Bills, Receipts
N.D.; 1763; 1764; 1784-1800
Box: 2 Folder : 7 John Rutherfurd -- Accounts, Bills, Receipts
1801-1828
Box: 2 Folder : 8 John Rutherfurd -- Calculations of Interest on Bonds
1770 - 1804
Box: 2 Folder : 9 John Rutherfurd -- Calculations of Interest on John Duncan's Bond
1769 - 1804

Subseries 3: John Rutherfurd - Legal Papers 1785 - 1835

Scope and Contents note

Material includes bonds of the Heirs of Peter Augustus Jay, William and James Jauncey; deeds for lands in New Jersey, primarily Sussex County; and powers of attorney from persons living outside the United States.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 10 John Rutherfurd -- Legal Papers -- Bonds
1785 - 1800
Box: 3 Folder : 1 John Rutherfurd -- Legal Papers -- Deeds
1788-1798; 1804; 1835
Box: 3 Folder : 2 John Rutherfurd -- Legal Papers -- Agreements
1780; 1785-1797
Box: 3 Folder : 3 John Rutherfurd -- Legal Papers -- Agreements
1798-1835

Subseries 4: John Rutherfurd - Court Papers N.D., 1827

Scope and Contents note

The material consists of an abstract of title from the suit of John Rutherfurd vs. [ ] Shotwell et al., undated; and a bill of costs and a warrant John Rutherfurd vs. Mary Ellis et al., dated 1827.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 3 Folder : 4 John Rutherfurd -- Court Papers
N.D., 1827

Subseries 5: John Rutherfurd - Delaware River Bridge N.D., 1798, 1802, 1806

Scope and Contents note

The subseries consists of material having to do with John Rutherfurd's interest in the construction of a bridge linking New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Included are drawings of the proposed bridge, memoranda, calculations, and a report, published in the Trenton Federalist, to the stockholders of the Trenton Delaware Bridge [Company]. The author of the report was John Beatty, who was apparently the president of that company.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 3 Folder : 5 John Rutherfurd -- Delaware River Bridge -- Drawings
N.D.
Box: 3 Folder : 6 John Rutherfurd -- Delaware River Bridge -- Calculations
N.D.
Box: 3 Folder : 7 John Rutherfurd -- Delaware River Bridge/Trenton Ferry -- Memoranda
N.D., 1802
Box: 3 Folder : 8 John Rutherfurd -- Delaware River Bridge -- Legislation
N.D., 1798
Box: 3 Folder : 9 John Rutherfurd -- Delaware River Bridge -- Report Published in Trenton "Federalist"
Feb. 13, 1806

Subseries 6: John Rutherfurd - New Jersey Turnpikes N.D., 1789, 1805, 1806

Scope and Contents note

This subseries consists of memoranda and copies of legislation regarding the construction of turnpikes in New Jersey.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 3 Folder : 10 John Rutherfurd -- New Jersey Turnpikes -- Memoranda
N.D., 1789, 1805, 1806
Box: 3 Folder : 11 John Rutherfurd -- New Jersey Turnpikes -- Legislation
N.D.

Subseries 7: John Rutherfurd - Diary Nov. 13-16 1788

Scope and Contents note

Item is a small, pamphlet-bound volume, with four pages of entries sketching travel in Sussex County, New Jersey, and some calculations.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 3 Folder : 16 John Rutherfurd -- Diary
Nov. 13-16 1788

John Rutherfurd: Other Subseries

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 3 Folder : 12 John Rutherfurd -- Specifications of Baltimore Locomotive Engine
N.D., 1811, 1822, 1829
Box: 3 Folder : 13 John Rutherfurd -- Draft of Advertisement for Tenants
N.D.
Box: 3 Folder : 14 John Rutherfurd -- Draft of Real Estate Advertisements
N.D.
Box: 3 Folder : 15 John Rutherfurd -- Maps of Cool Spring Farm
N.D., 1824
Box: 3 Folder : 17 John Rutherfurd -- Calculations
N.D.
Box: 3 Folder : 18 John Rutherfurd -- Memoranda
n.D., 1783 - 1833
Box: 3 Folder : 19 John Rutherfurd -- Samples of Sheep's Wool
N.D.

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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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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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Series IV: Corporation for the Relief of Widows and Children of Clergymen 1785 - 1809

Scope and Contents note

This series includes minutes, reports, legal papers and memoranda of the corporation.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 5 Folder : 16 Corporation for the Relief of Widows and Children of Clergymen -- Minutes and Reports
1785 - 1809
Box: 5 Folder : 17 Corporation for the Relief of Widows and Children of Clergymen -- Legal Papers
1801
Box: 5 Folder : 18 Corporation for the Relief of Widows and Children of Clergymen -- Memoranda
1793 - 1809

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Series V: Society for Establishing Useful Manufactures 1816

Scope and Contents note

This series includes legislation and an indenture regarding a transfer stock in the society, and reports and accounts regarding the society's real estate.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 5 Folder : 19 Society for Establishing Useful Manufactures -- Legislation and Indenture re Stock Transfer
1816
Box: 5 Folder : 20 Society for Establishing Useful Manufactures -- Report on Real Estate; Real Estate Accounts
[1816]

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Series VI: Abstracts of Legislation re New Jersey -- New York Boundary 17??

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 5 Folder : 21 Abstracts of Legislation re New Jersey -- New York Boundary
17?

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Series VII: [Map of Turnpike Route] N.D.

Scope and Contents note

What appears to be a map of a proposed or actual turnpike route through New Jersey.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 5 Folder : 22 [Map of Turnpike Route]
N.D.

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Series VIII: Fragments [N.D.]

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 5 Folder : 23 Fragments
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