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

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Collection processed by Richard Fraser

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

Container List

Series VI: Matilde Stuyvesant

Scope and Contents note

Matilde Stuyvesant (18??-1948) was the second wife of Rutherfurd Stuyvesant. Most of the series consists of letters from her sons, Lewis and Alain. The series also contains a folder entitled [Matilde Stuyvesant] - Letters Received. Matilde Stuyvesant was the most likely recipient of the letters this folder.

Subseries 1 Matilde Stuyvesant - Letters Received N.D., 1902, 1917

Scope and Contents note

Most of the letters in this subseries are from Matilde Stuyvesant's two sons, Alain and Lewis R. ("Stuyve"). The letters concern the boys' studies and activities at school. Herbert H. Hawkins, who appears to have been the headmaster of one school the boys attended, Ecole de L'Ile de France, occasionally writes regarding the boys' academic progress. A form letter from the Ecole de L'Ile de France, dated September 1914, informs parents that the area of Liancourt, where the school was located, has been occupied by the Germans.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 13 Folder : 1 Matilde Stuyvesant -- Letters Received
N.D.
Box: 13 Folder : 2 Matilde Stuyvesant -- Letters Received
N.D., 1902 - 1914
Box: 13 Folder : 3 Matilde Stuyvesant -- Letters Received
1915 - 1917
Subseries 2 Matilde Stuyvesant - Postcards Received 1910-1912

Scope and Contents note

Postcards from her sons, while the boys were on vacation.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 13 Folder : 4 Matilde Stuyvesant -- Postcards Received
1910 - 1912
Subseries 3: [Matilde Stuyvesant] - Letters Received N.D., 1903

Scope and Contents note

Letters, some in French, addressed to "Madame" or to "Elisabeth." These letters are probably to Matilde Stuyvesant. Mrs. Stuyvesant's middle name was Elisabeth, and no other person of that name appears in the collection contemporary with these letters.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 13 Folder : 5 [Matilde Stuyvesant] -- Letters Received
N.D., 1903
Subseries 4: Matilde Stuyvesant - Accounts, Bills, Receipts 1903, 1905, 1907

Scope and Contents note

For clothes and household items, including two from Tiffany's.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 13 Folder : 6 Matilde Stuyvesant -- Accounts, Bills, Receipts
1903, 1905, 1907
Subseries 5: [Matilde Stuyvesant] - Bill 1931

Scope and Contents note

Probably to Matilde Stuyvesant, who was the only "Mrs. Stuyvesant" in 1931.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 13 Folder : 7 [Matilde Stuyvesant] -- Bill
1931
Subseries 6: Matilde Stuyvesant - Newspaper Clippings 1904

Scope and Contents note

Subseries consists of clippings about Mrs. Stuyvesant's appearances at the opera, theater, etc.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 13 Folder : 8 Matilde Stuyvesant -- Newspaper Clippings
1904

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