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

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Series XV: Lewis Morris Rutherfurd

Scope and Contents note

Lewis Morris Rutherfurd (1816-1892) was the son of Robert Walter Rutherfurd (1788-1871) and Sabina Morris Rutherfurd (1789-1857). He was an astrophysicist at Columbia University in New York City. Most of the material in the series consists of letters from his family; very little relates to his work as an astrophysicist. The series includes some articles written by him in his professional capacity.

Subseries 1: Lewis Morris Rutherfurd - Letters Received N.D., 1829, 1854-1892

Scope and Contents note

Most of the letters are from members of Lewis Morris Rutherfurd's immediate family, many from Lewis Morris Rutherfurd's son, Rutherfurd Stuyvesant. Subjects addressed by Rutherfurd Stuyvesant include his interest in yachting, his travels to Europe, his hunting trips to the western territories of the U.S. in the mid-1880's, his business interests (in which his father may have been involved), and occasionally politics.

Persons who corresponded with Lewis Morris Rutherfurd regarding his work as an astronomer include G.B. Airy of the Royal Observatory in 1875, W.R. Pickering of Harvard in 1888, and J.K. Rees of Columbia University in 1890.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 15 Folder : 1 Lewis Morris Rutherfurd -- Letters Received
N.D. (1 of 2)
Box: 15 Folder : 2 Lewis Morris Rutherfurd -- Letters Received
N.D. (2 of 2)
Box: 15 Folder : 3 Lewis Morris Rutherfurd -- Letters Received
1829, 1854 - 1879
Box: 15 Folder : 4 Lewis Morris Rutherfurd -- Letters Received
188?, 1880 - 1889
Box: 15 Folder : 5 Lewis Morris Rutherfurd -- Letters Received
Jan. 1890 - May 1890
Box: 15 Folder : 6 Lewis Morris Rutherfurd -- Letters Received
June 1890 - Dec. 1890
Box: 16 Folder : 1 Lewis Morris Rutherfurd -- Letters Received
Jan. 1891
Box: 16 Folder : 2 Lewis Morris Rutherfurd -- Letters Received
Feb. 1891
Box: 16 Folder : 3 Lewis Morris Rutherfurd -- Letters Received
March 1891 - Dec. 1891
Box: 16 Folder : 4 Lewis Morris Rutherfurd -- Letters Received
Jan. 1892 - May 1892
Subseries 2: Lewis Morris Rutherfurd - Accounts, Bills, Receipts N.D., 1865-1892

Scope and Contents note

Primarily for household items, groceries, clothing, etc. Includes freight receipts from the Hudson & Lehigh RR for freight shipped to and from the family's New Jersey estate, Tranquillity.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 16 Folder : 6 Lewis Morris Rutherfurd -- Accounts, Bills, Receipts
N.D., 1865, 1867, 1880 - 1886
Box: 17 Folder : 1 Lewis Morris Rutherfurd -- Accounts, Bills, Receipts
1887
Box: 17 Folder : 2 Lewis Morris Rutherfurd -- Accounts, Bills, Receipts
1888, 1890 - 1892
Subseries 3: Lewis Morris Rutherfurd - Legal Papers 1877

Scope and Contents note

Letters Testamentary naming Lewis Morris Rutherfurd executor of John W. Chanler.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 17 Folder : 3 Lewis Morris Rutherfurd -- Legal Papers
1877
Lewis Morris Rutherfurd: Other Subseries
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 17 Folder : 4 Lewis Morris Rutherfurd -- Century Association Annual Election
1879
Box: 17 Folder : 5 Lewis Morris Rutherfurd -- Articles
1865, 1872
Box: 17 Folder : 6 Lewis Morris Rutherfurd -- Obituary
1892
Box: 17 Folder : 7 Lewis Morris Rutherfurd -- List of Items from Will
[1887]
Box: 17 Folder : 8 Mr. [Lewis Morris] Rutherfurd -- Hair Cutting
1891

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