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Guide to the Stuyvesant-Rutherfurd Papers
1647-1917 (bulk 1840-1917)
  MS 605

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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on November 04, 2011
Description is in English.

Container List

Series III: Peter (Petrus) Stuyvesant

Scope and Contents note

Peter (Petrus) Stuyvesant (1727-1805) was a New York merchant and the father of Peter Gerard Stuyvesant (1778-1847) and Nicholas William Stuyvesant (1769-1833).

Subseries 1: Peter (Petrus) Stuyvesant - Letters Received N.D., 1781-1787

Scope and Contents note

Principal correspondents include Nicholas William Stuyvesant, Miles Cooper, Henry White, and John Leech. Much of the material has to do with Nicholas William Stuyvesant's stay in Scotland to pursue his education. In addition to news of Nicholas' progress and activities, Miles Cooper writes about events and attitudes in Great Britain during the closing years of the Revolution. Two bound volumes record accounts of Peter (Petrus) Stuyvesant's estate.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 10 Folder : 1 Peter (Petrus) Stuyvesant -- Letters Received
N.D., 1781 - 1787
Subseries 2: Peter (Petrus) Stuyvesant - Accounts, Bills, Receipts N.D., 1775-1825

Scope and Contents note

Includes material pertaining to household items, house repairs (some perhaps on rental properties), and taxes. Material relating to business ventures itemizes costs of commodities like rum, pepper, and tea.

Material after 1801 deals with the Estate of Peter Stuyvesant.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 10 Folder : 2 Peter (Petrus) Stuyvesant -- Accounts, Bills, Receipts
N.D., 1775 - 1784
Box: 10 Folder : 3 Peter (Petrus) Stuyvesant -- Accounts, Bills, Receipts
1785 - 1801
Box: 10 Folder : 4 Estate of Peter (Petrus) Stuyvesant -- Accounts, Bills, Receipts
1804 - 1825
Box: 10 Folder : 5 Peter (Petrus) Stuyvesant -- Accounts, Bills, Reciepts -- Account Book
1795 - 1805
Volume: Volume -- Account Book -- Estate of Peter (Petrus) Stuyvesant
1805 - 1824
Volume: Volume -- Ledger -- Estate of Peter (Petrus) Stuyvesant
1805 - 1812
Subseries 3: Peter (Petrus) Stuyvesant - Legal Papers N.D., 1784-1804

Scope and Contents note

Material consists of deeds, contracts, award of arbitrators.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 10 Folder : 6 Peter (Petrus) Stuyvesant --Legal Papers
1784 - 1799
Box: 10 Folder : 7 Peter (Petrus) Stuyvesant -- Oversize Legal Papers
N.D., 1785
Box: 11 Folder : 1 Peter (Petrus) Stuyvesant -- Oversize Legal Papers
1800 - 1804
Subseries 4: Peter (Petrus) Stuyvesant - Court Papers 1795, 1805

Scope and Contents note

Material from two suits: Two receipts from the case of Stephen Sayre vs. Peter Stuyvesant and Daniel Ludlow (1795) and a bill of costs from the case of Daniel Ludlow vs. Peter Stuyvesant (1805).

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 11 Folder : 2 Peter (Petrus) Stuyvesant -- Court Papers
1795 - 1805
Peter (Petrus) Stuyvesant: Other Subseries
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 11 Folder : 3 Peter (Petrus) Stuyvesant -- Inventory of Effects
[1801]

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