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

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Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

 
Title: Guide to the Stuyvesant-Rutherfurd Papers
Dates: 1647-1917 (bulk 1840-1917)
Abstract: The Stuyvesant-Rutherfurd Papers is one of four discrete but closely related collections, known together as the Alexander - Stuyvesant - Rutherfurd Collections. The Stuyvesant-Rutherfurd Papers contain correspondence and papers of members of the Stuyvesant and Rutherfurd families of New York City and New Jersey. Most of the collection consists of correspondence among members of the immediate family of Lewis Morris Rutherfurd (1816-1892), and his son, Rutherfurd Stuyvesant (1840-1909). Other persons represented in the collection include Lewis Morris Rutherfurd's aunt, Helena Rutherfurd Stuyvesant (1790-1873), her husband, Peter Gerard Stuyvesant (1778-1847), and her father-in-law, Peter (Petrus) Stuyvesant (1727-1805). One series contains material concerning the Stuyvesant Institute, an educational facility in New York City. The collection also contains a small amount of material pertaining to or created by members of the Alexander family of New York City and New Jersey.
Quantity: 13.0 Linear feet (28 Boxes, 6 Volumes)
Location note: Manuscript cage
Call Phrase: MS 605

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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 Stuyvesant-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 John Rutherfurd Papers

Scope and Content for the Stuyvesant-Rutherfurd Papers

This collection contains correspondence and papers of members of the Stuyvesant and Rutherfurd families of New York City and New Jersey. Most of the collection consists of correspondence among members of the immediate family of Lewis Morris Rutherfurd (1816-1892), and his son, Rutherfurd Stuyvesant (1840-1909). Other persons represented in the collection include Lewis Morris Rutherfurd's aunt, Helena Rutherfurd Stuyvesant (1790-1873), her husband, Peter Gerard Stuyvesant (1778-1847), and her father-in-law, Peter (Petrus) Stuyvesant (1727-1805). One series contains material concerning the Stuyvesant Institute, an educational facility in New York City. The collection also contains a small amount of material pertaining to or created by members of the Alexander family of New York City and New Jersey.

The inclusive dates of the collection are 1775 to 1917. The bulk dates of the collection are ca. 1840 to 1917.

Also in the collection is a small group of artifacts, specifically "a piece of wood from the old house" (the specific house unidentified); four metal corners from the cover of an unidentified volume, and a small metal monogram, apparently of Rutherfurd Stuyvesant. In addition, there are numerous photographs. Included are images of items in Rutherfurd Stuyvesant's armor collection, interior and exterior shots of a country estate, probably Tranquillity Farms, and photographs taken during a trip to India, perhapsby Lewis Rutherfurd Stuyvesant and his wife, Rosalie Pillot Stuyvesant.

Whenever possible, series are arranged according to the name of the person to which a given set of material pertains. (For purposes of this arrangement, the names of married women consist of the woman's first name, maiden name, and married name. No middle names are used.) Principal subseries for each person are (if applicable), Letters Received; Accounts, Bills, Receipts (excluding material relating to court cases); Legal Papers (indentures, contracts, deeds, etc.); and Court Papers (material, including accounts bills and receipts, having to do with specific court cases). Other subseries of material specific to each person follow as needed. Material in each subseries is arranged chronologically.

Correspondence is arranged according to recipient, not sender. Thus, there are subseries for each family member entitled [Name] - Letters Received, but no subseries [Name] - Letters Sent. The only exception to this is in those instances where a family member is addressing letters to a group of other persons not specified by name (e.g. "Dear family" or "Dear Children"). In these instances, the subseries is called, for example, Margaret Chanler Rutherfurd -- Letters to her Children.

Six bound volumes are listed at the end of the collection's container list. Two of these volumes are account books of the estate of Peter (Petrus) Stuyvesant. Two others, a payroll book and a guest book, relate to the Rutherfurd family's estate, Tranquillity. One other volume is a kennel record of fox terriers bred by Lewis Morris Rutherfurd Jr. and Winthrop Rutherfurd. The final volume is a portfolio of photographs, including both studio portraits and interiors of a residence. Most of the subjects of the portraits are unidentified, and none are identified as members of either the Stuyvesant or Rutherfurd families.

In many instances, correspondence is addressed to a person using a nickname or pet name. Nicknames of members of the Rutherfurd and Stuyvesant families that are used in this collection are: "Loulou", "Poodle", "Ducky" = Louisa Morris Rutherfurd (1859-1892); "Mamie" or "Mamy' = Margaret Pierrepont Stuyvesant; "Daisy" = Margaret Rutherfurd White; "Aunty" = Helena Rutherfurd Stuyvesant; "Lori" = Rosalie Pillot Stuyvesant.

Very little of the material in the collection was in original order. In instances where material had been kept as a discrete unit by the person to whom it pertains, it was kept together in the arrangement. To use another example for the Rutherfurd Stuyvesant series, there was one cluster of material together in an envelope on which had been written "Papers of the Dino Collection." This envelope contained correspondence regarding Rutherfurd Stuyvesant's purchase of a collection of European armor. Since this material had been kept together, and identified specifically with reference to the purchase of armor, it was not integrated into the subseries Rutherfurd Stuyvesant -- Letters Received. Rather, it was placed in the subseries Rutherfurd Stuyvesant - Armor Collection. Similarly, a group of telegrams from 1903-1904 that appear to have been kept together by Rutherfurd Stuyvesant have been placed in a folder entitled Rutherfurd Stuyvesant - Telegrams Received. Except for this one case, telegrams addressed to a given person were placed in the Letters Received subseries for that person.

Another group of material that had been kept as a discrete unit is the "Stuyvesant Institute Papers." Although these papers were kept as a unit, they do not appear to have been kept in any specific order. Because of the volume of material having to do with the Stuyvesant Institute, it was sorted according to the subseries headings described above (Accounts, Bills, Receipts, Legal Papers and Court Papers, with the subseries title Correspondence replacing Letters Received). This material is arranged as a series (Stuyvesant Institute Papers) of seven folders in Box 13.

Finally, a group of letters received by Sabina Morris Rutherfurd, which appear to have been bound together has been kept in the order in which they were found.

This collection supports research into the social lives of upper class New Yorkers during the 19th and early 20th centuries, detailing their relationships with family and friends, pastimes, travel, and business ventures. The collection contains almost no material regarding the professional activities of the family members. For example, there are only a few letters to Lewis Morris Rutherfurd concerning his work as an astronomer, and there are only two printed articles by him on the subject. The collection contains no notes or drafts of articles by him regarding astronomy.

There is very little material in the collection dealing with political issues. Most such material is correspondence dating from 1849, when a party of family members and family friends is touring Europe. Some of the letters address the political situation, mostly in the context of how it affects the traveling party. Very few letters address the politics of the United States during the period. Some of the letters of Margaret Rutherfurd (Mrs. Henry) White deal with activities at the Court of St. James during the late Victorian era.

Arrangement

The Stuyvesant-Rutherfurd Papers are organized into the following twenty-two series:

  1. Series I: Rutherfurd Stuyvesant
  2. Series II: Mary Pierrepont Stuyvesant
  3. Series III: Peter (Petrus) Stuyvesant
  4. Series IV: Peter Gerard Stuyvesant
  5. Series V: Helena Rutherfurd Stuyvesant
  6. Series VI: Matilde Stuyvesant
  7. Series VII: Nicholas William Stuyvesant [1722-1780]
  8. Series VIII: Alain Stuyvesant
  9. Series IX: Lewis Rutherfurd Stuyvesant
  10. Series X: Rosalie Pillot Stuyvesant
  11. Series XI: Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Rutherfurd Stuyvesant
  12. Series XII: Gerardus Stuyvesant
  13. Series XIII: Stuyvesant Family
  14. Series XIV: Stuyvesant Institute
  15. Series XV: Lewis Morris Rutherfurd
  16. Series XVI: Margaret Chanler Rutherfurd
  17. Series XVII: Louisa M. Rutherfurd [1859-1892]
  18. Series XVIII: Margaret Rutherfurd White
  19. Series XIX: Rutherfurd Family
  20. Series XX: Alexander Family
  21. Series XXI: Other Persons
  22. Series XXII: Govert Loockermans--Correspondence and Papers (in Dutch)
  23. Other Series

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Administrative Information

Provenance

Donation, Guy G. Rutherfurd, Hugo Rutherfurd, John P. Rutherfurd, Winthrop Rutherfurd, Jan. 1977

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
170 Central Park West
New York, NY 10024

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as the Stuyvesant-Rutherfurd Papers, MS 605, The New-York Historical Society.

Related Material at The New-York Historical Society

The Alexander Papers

The Rutherfurd Family Papers

The John Rutherfurd Papers

Account Books Relating to the Equivalent Lands (BobCat call phrase: BV Alexander)

Alexander, James - Journal 1718 - 1769 (BobCat call phrase: BV Alexander, James)

Alexander, James - Records and Accounts Relating to his Services in Behalf of the Children of Governors Burnet and Hunter, 1718 - 1745 (BobCat call phrase: BV Alexander, James)

Alexander, James - Register of Cases, New York Supreme Court, 1721 - 1742 (BobCat call phrase: BV Alexander, James)

Alexander, William - Ledger, 1766 - 1775 (BobCat call phrase: BV Alexander)

Alexander, William - Account Books, 1756 - 1758, 1763 - 1777 (BobCat call phrase: BV Alexander)

Alexander, William - Battoeman's Book, 1756 (BobCat call phrase: BV Alexander, William - Battoeman)

Alexander, William - Papers Relating to the Disposition of Lord Stirling's lands in Nova Scotia, 1831 - 1838, plus Copies of Earlier Papers (BobCat call phrase: BV Alexander)

Alexander - Livingston - Moore Account Book, ca. 1774 - 1785 (BobCat call phrase: BV Alexander-Livingston-Moore)

William Alexander Papers - Selected Papers in two folio volumes, 1767-1782 (BobCat call phrase: BV Alexander, William)

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Container List

Series I Rutherfurd Stuyvesant

Scope and Contents note

Series 1 consists of the papers of Rutherfurd Stuyvesant (1842 - 1909). The principal subseries are: Letters Received; Accounts, Bills, Receipts; Legal Papers; and Court Papers. Other subseries (see box and folder list for names) primarily reflect Rutherfurd Stuyvesant's interest in collecting art and armor, and his interest in yachting.

The series also includes 20 volumes of diaries kept by Rutherfurd Stuyvesant between the years 1869 and 1890. Most of the entries in the diaries are of money paid, received or owed, or of his arrivals and departures on various trips. There are more detailed entries, however, for hunting trips that Rutherfurd Stuyvesant took to the western territories of the United States in 1884 and 1885, and a hunting trip to western Canada in 1888.

Subseries 1: Rutherfurd Stuyvesant - Letters Received N.D., 1845-1906; bulk dates: 1865-1906

Scope and Contents note

Most letters in the series are from members of the Rutherfurd family. For the most part, the letters concern themselves with family and social matters, including the writer's health, news about people that members of the family have visited, and occasionally relations with servants. Intermittently, correspondents make observations about politics. Lewis Morris Rutherfurd writes in November 1865 about the statewide elections in New Jersey ("that last! last! ditch of the rebellion"), and the victory of the Union Party there. A year later, commenting on the congressional elections, he criticizes President Johnson ( "a common street brawler").

Other correspondents include St. Clare Byrne, naval architect, regarding the design of Arcturus, S. B. Jameson, manager of the family's New Jersey estate, Tranquillity (sic). Rutherfurd Stuyvesant's attorneys, Morris, Sentell & Main, of New York City frequently wrote to him about the state of his business ventures and real estate holdings. Bashford Dean of the Metropolitan Museum of Art corresponded with Rutherfurd Stuyvesant about antique arms and armor.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Rutherfurd Stuyvesant -- Letters Received
N.D. (1 of 3)
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Rutherfurd Stuyvesant -- Letters Received
N.D. (2 of 3)
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Rutherfurd Stuyvesant -- Letters Received
N.D. (3 of 3)
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Rutherfurd Stuyvesant -- Letters Received
1845, 1848, 1860 - 1865
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Rutherfurd Stuyvesant -- Letters Received
1867 - 1869
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Rutherfurd Stuyvesant -- Letters Received
1870 - 1875
Box: 2 Folder : 1 Rutherfurd Stuyvesant -- Letters Received
1876 - [1880]
Box: 2 Folder : 2 Rutherfurd Stuyvesant -- Letters Received
1880 - 1889
Box: 2 Folder : 3 Rutherfurd Stuyvesant -- Letters Received
1890 - 1893
Box: 2 Folder : 4 Rutherfurd Stuyvesant -- Letters Received
1894 - July 1895
Box: 2 Folder : 5 Rutherfurd Stuyvesant -- Letters Received
Aug. 1895 - Dec. 1895
Box: 2 Folder : 6 Rutherfurd Stuyvesant -- Letters Received
Jan. 1896 - Aug. 1896
Box: 3 Folder : 1 Rutherfurd Stuyvesant -- Letters Received
Sept. 1896 - Dec. 1896
Box: 3 Folder : 2 Rutherfurd Stuyvesant -- Letters Received
Jan. 1897 - Feb. 1897
Box: 3 Folder : 3 Rutherfurd Stuyvesant -- Letters Received
March 1897 - April 1897
Box: 3 Folder : 4 Rutherfurd Stuyvesant -- Letters Received
May 1897 - June 1897
Box: 3 Folder : 5 Rutherfurd Stuyvesant -- Letters Received
July 1897 - Dec. 1897
Box: 3 Folder : 6 Rutherfurd Stuyvesant -- Letters Received
1898 - 1899
Box: 4 Folder : 1 Rutherfurd Stuyvesant -- Letters Received
Feb. 1900 - July 1900
Box: 4 Folder : 2 Rutherfurd Stuyvesant -- Letters Received
Aug. 1900 - Dec. 1900
Box: 4 Folder : 3 Rutherfurd Stuyvesant -- Letters Received
Jan. 1901 - March 1901
Box: 4 Folder : 4 Rutherfurd Stuyvesant -- Letters Received
April 1901 - May 1901
Box: 4 Folder : 5 Rutherfurd Stuyvesant -- Letters Received
June 1901 - Dec. 1901
Box: 5 Folder : 1 Rutherfurd Stuyvesant -- Letters Received
1903 - May 1904
Box: 5 Folder : 2 Rutherfurd Stuyvesant -- Letters Received
June 1904 - Dec. 1904
Box: 5 Folder : 3 Rutherfurd Stuyvesant -- Letters Received
1905
Box: 5 Folder : 4 Rutherfurd Stuyvesant -- Letters Received
1906 - Feb. 1907
Box: 5 Folder : 5 Rutherfurd Stuyvesant -- Letters Received
March 1907 - Dec. 1907
Box: 5 Folder : 6 [Rutherfurd Stuyvesant] -- Letters Received
N.D., 1904, 1906
Box: 5 Folder : 7 Rutherfurd Stuyvesant -- Postcards Received
1905, [1906]
Box: 5 Folder : 8 Rutherfurd Stuyvesant -- Telegrams Received
1903 - 1904
Subseries 2: Rutherfurd Stuyvesant - Accounts, Bills, Receipts N.D., 1865-1907

Scope and Contents note

There is no material in this subseries dated prior to 1865. Most of the items dated 1866-1867 are from hotels and businesses in Europe, including some receipts for the purchase of art. Much of the material consists of bills for household items such as coal or ice, and receipts for building supplies. Some of the building supplies appear to have been used on rental properties. Approximately half of the material in this subseries dates from the period 1895-1905, and consists of accounts from the Tranquillity Farms estate, or accounts concerning Rutherfurd Stuyvesant's rental properties in New York City.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 6 Folder : 1 Rutherfurd Stuyvesant -- Accounts, Bills, Receipts
N.D., 1865, 1866
Box: 6 Folder : 2 Rutherfurd Stuyvesant -- Accounts, Bills, Receipts
1867
Box: 6 Folder : 3 Rutherfurd Stuyvesant -- Accounts, Bills, Receipts
1868 - 1869
Box: 6 Folder : 4 Rutherfurd Stuyvesant -- Accounts, Bills, Receipts
1870, 1874, 1877
Box: 6 Folder : 5 Rutherfurd Stuyvesant -- Accounts, Bills, Receipts
1883 - 1893
Box: 6 Folder : 6 Rutherfurd Stuyvesant -- Accounts, Bills, Receipts
1894 - July 1895
Box: 6 Folder : 7 Rutherfurd Stuyvesant -- Accounts, Bills, Receipts
Novenber - Dec. 1895
Box: 6 Folder : 8 Rutherfurd Stuyvesant -- Accounts, Bills, Receipts
1896
Box: 7 Folder : 1 Rutherfurd Stuyvesant -- Accounts, Bills, Receipts
1897 - 1899
Box: 7 Folder : 2 Rutherfurd Stuyvesant -- Accounts, Bills, Receipts
Jan. 1900 - July 1900
Box: 7 Folder : 3 Rutherfurd Stuyvesant -- Accounts, Bills, Receipts
Aug. 1900 - 1902
Box: 7 Folder : 4 Rutherfurd Stuyvesant -- Accounts, Bills, Receipts
1903 - 1905
Box: 7 Folder : 5 Rutherfurd Stuyvesant -- Accounts, Bills, Receipts
Jan. 1906 - April 1906
Box: 7 Folder : 6 Rutherfurd Stuyvesant -- Accounts, Bills, Receipts
May 1906 - 1907
Box: 7 Folder : 7 Rutherfurd Stuyvesant -- Check Books
1892 - 1901
Subseries 3: Rutherfurd Stuyvesant - Legal papers 1856, 1866, 1869

Scope and Contents note

One contract (in French), which appears to concern the purchase of a piece of art; a release by Rutherfurd Stuyvesant to the New York Life Insurance Co.; a contract to lay a cranberry bog on a farm (presumably Tranquillity).

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 8 Folder : 1 Rutherfurd Stuyvesant -- Legal Papers
1856, 1866, 1869
Subseries 4: Rutherfurd Stuyvesant - Court Papers 1876, 1900

Scope and Contents note

Rutherfurd Stuyvesant vs. Richard O'Brien; suit over land in NYC. The items appear to be a State of Case and a summons.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 8 Folder : 2 Rutherfurd Stuyvesant -- Court Papers
1876, 1900
Rutherfurd Stuyvesant: Other Subseries
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 8 Folder : 3 Rutherfurd Stuyvesant -- List of Tenants in NYC
1902
Box: 8 Folder : 4 Rutherfurd Stuyvesant --Certificates, etc.
1897, 1904
Box: 8 Folder : 5 Rutherfurd Stuyvesant -- Invitation to Prince of Wales' Ball
1860
Box: 8 Folder : 6 Rutherfurd Stuyvesant -- Armor Collection -- "Papers of the Dino Collection"
1903
Box: 8 Folder : 7 Rutherfurd Stuyvesant -- Armor Collection -- Diagram of Medieval Lance
N.D.
Box: 8 Folder : 8 Rutherfurd Stuyvesant -- Clippings re Yachts
[1903]
Box: 8 Folder : 9 Rutherfurd Stuyvesant -- Steam Yacht "Arcturus" -- Specifications
[1895]
Box: 8 Folder : 10 Rutherfurd Stuyvesant -- Steam Yacht "Arcturus" -- Plans
[1895]
Box: 8 Folder : 11 Rutherfurd Stuyvesant -- permit to Sport [Hunt] at Alexandretta
1900
Box: 8 Folder : 12 Rutherfurd Stuyvesant -- Description of Paintings for Sale
N.D.
Box: 8 Folder : 13 Rutherfurd Stuyvesant -- Coat of Arms
N.D.
Box: 8 Folder : 14 Rutherfurd Stuyvesant -- membership Badge, National Horse Show Association
N.D.
Box: 8 Folder : 15 Rutherfurd Stuyvesant -- Photographs
N.D.
Box: 8 Folder : 16 Rutherfurd Stuyvesant -- Blank Notebook
N.D.
Box: 9 Folder : Rutherfurd Stuyvesant -- Diaries
1869 - 1892

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Series II: Mary Pierrepont Stuyvesant

Scope and Contents note

Mary Pierrepont Stuyvesant (18??-1879) was the first Mrs. Rutherfurd Stuyvesant. Most of the material in the series is correspondence, which detail her close relationship with her sisters-in-law, Margaret and Louisa M. Rutherfurd.

Subseries 1: Mary Pierrepont Stuyvesant - Letters received N.D., 1867-1879

Scope and Contents note

Many of these letters are undated, and many are addressed to "Mamie". Most of the content of the letters concerns family and social affairs. Frequent correspondents are Louisa Morris Rutherfurd (1859-1892) ("Loulou"), Margaret Rutherfurd White ("Daisy"), Margaret Chanler Rutherfurd, Ellen Pierrepont, and Henry Pierrepont.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 8 Folder : 17 Mary Pierrepont Stuyvesant -- Letters Received
N.D.
Box: 8 Folder : 18 Mary Pierrepont Stuyvesant -- Letters Received
1867 - 1879
Subseries 2: Mary Pierrepont Stuyvesant - Letters Sent to Her Family N.D., 1872-1873

Scope and Contents note

Some of the letters are addressed "Dear Sisters." The letters are addressed from New York, and are presumably to the family of Lewis Morris Rutherfurd.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 8 Folder : 19 Mary Pierrepont Stuyvesant -- Letters Sent to Her Family
N.D. 1872 - 1873
Subseries 3: Mary Pierrepont Stuyvesant - Accounts, Bills, Receipts N.D., 1865, 1867, 1885

Scope and Contents note

Most of the material in this subseries (one folder) is from a European tour taken by Rutherfurd Stuyvesant and Mary Pierrepont Stuyvesant in 1867. Most of the material is in French.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 8 Folder : 20 Mary Pierrepont Stuyvesant -- Accounts, Bills, Receipts
N.D., 1865, 1867, 1885

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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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Series IV: Peter Gerard Stuyvesant

Scope and Contents note

Peter Gerard Stuyvesant, the husband of Helena Rutherfurd Stuyvesant, was a New York businessman with extensive property holdings. It was under a provision of Peter Gerard Stuyvesant's will that his grandnephew, Stuyvesant Rutherfurd, changed his name to Rutherfurd Stuyvesant. Most of the material in this series reflects Peter Gerard Stuyvesant's interest in missions, charities, and education.

Subseries 1: Peter Gerard Stuyvesant - Letters Received N.D., 1794, 1804-1842

Scope and Contents note

Correspondents include Peter Augustus Jay, John Rutherfurd, and James Ewing. One letter of Peter Augustus Jay, from London in 1794, refers to the war in Europe, and makes a passing reference to the "insurgents" in the United States, presumably the Whiskey Rebellion insurgents. Many of the letters are from missionaries or clergymen, thanking Peter Gerard Stuyvesant for his support or patronage. These include John Westlake, B.B. Smith, and Joseph Wolff.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 11 Folder : 4 Peter Gerard Stuyvesant -- Letters Received
N.D., 1794 - 184?
Box: 11 Folder : 5 Peter Gerard Stuyvesant -- Letters Received
1840 - 1842
Subseries 2: Peter Gerard Stuyvesant - Accounts, Bills, Receipts N.D., 1800-1849

Scope and Contents note

Most of the material in this subseries consists of items concerning business matters, especially Peter Gerard Stuyvesant's property holdings in New York City, and his charitable giving.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 11 Folder : 6 Peter Gerard Stuyvesant -- Accounts, Bills, Receipts
N.D., 1800 - 1849
Subseries 3: Peter Gerard Stuyvesant - Legal Papers 1784-1805

Scope and Contents note

This subseries consists of bonds of various persons to Peter Gerard Stuyvesant, and leases. Most of this material relates to Peter Gerard Stuyvesant's properties in Manhattan. The Stuyvesant Institute is also a party to some on the agreements.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 11 Folder : 7 Peter Gerard Stuyvesant -- Legal Papers
1784 - 1845
Box: 11 Folder : 8 Peter Gerard Stuyvesant -- Oversize Legal Papers
1806 - 1808
Box: 12 Folder : 1 Peter Gerard Stuyvesant -- Oversize Legal Papers
1810 - 1822
Peter Gerard Stuyvesant: Other Subseries
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 12 Folder : 2 Peter Gerard Stuyvesant -- Diplomas, Certificates, Licenses
1794 - 1802, 1833
Box: 12 Folder : 4 Peter Gerard Stuyvesant -- Diagram and Design of Estate
N.D.
Box: 12 Folder : 3 Peter Gerard Stuyvesant -- Deduction of Title to Bowery
[1805]
Box: 12 Folder : 5 Peter Gerard Stuyvesant -- Farm Books
1816 - 1821

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Series V: Helena Rutherfurd Stuyvesant

Scope and Contents note

Helena Rutherfurd Stuyvesant was the wife of Peter Gerard Stuyvesant and seems to have been especially close to the family of her nephew, Lewis Morris Rutherfurd. Material in this series reflects her interest in church and missionary affairs, and contains some observations by her correspondents on political events.

Subseries 1: Helena Rutherfurd Stuyvesant - Letters Received N.D., 1801, 1828-1850, 1865-1873

Scope and Contents note

Correspondents include members of the Rutherfurd family, Helena Rutherfurd Stuyvesant's husband, Peter Gerard Stuyvesant, and Archibald Russell. Subjects include, in addition to family matters, social events, an 1849 scandal in the Episcopal Church, Catholicism in the U.S., and European perceptions of Americans. Most of the material from the late 1860's is from Rutherfurd Stuyvesant, describing a European tour.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 12 Folder : 6 Helena Rutherfurd Stuyvesant -- Letters Received
N.D., 1801, 1828 - 1848
Box: 12 Folder : 7 Helena Rutherfurd Stuyvesant -- Letters Received
1849 - 1850, 1865, 1867 - 1873
Subseries 2: Helena Rutherfurd Stuyvesant - Accounts, Bills, Receipts 1855

Scope and Contents note

One receipt, for fruit.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 12 Folder : 8 Helena Rutherfurd Stuyvesant -- Accounts, Bills, Receipts
1855

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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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Series VII: Nicholas William Stuyvesant (1722-1780)

Scope and Contents note

Nicholas William Stuyvesant (1722-1780) was a New York Merchant and the brother of Peter (Petrus) Stuyvesant. Most of the material in the series pertains to his business activities.

Subseries 1: Nicholas William Stuyvesant - Letters Received N.D., 1762, 1767

Scope and Contents note

Three letters, all from William Samuel Johnson of London. The letters deal with business affairs, with some personal content. In his letter dated July 10, 1767, Johnson discusses British reaction to American protests over the Stamp Act.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 13 Folder : 9 Nicholas William Stuyvesant -- Letters Received
N.D., 1762, 1767
Subseries 2: Nicholas William Stuyvesant (and Estate of -) - Accounts, Bills, Receipts 1747-1800

Scope and Contents note

Most of the material deals with the Estate of Nicholas William Stuyvesant. A receipt book, dated 1752-1753, includes entries for goods purchased, rents collected, and money collected apparently on behalf of other persons.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 13 Folder : 10 Nicholas William Stuyvesant (and Estate of -) -- Accounts, Bills, Receipts
1747 - 1800
Box: 13 Folder : 11 Nicholas William Stuyvesant (and Estate of -) -- Accounts, Bills, Receipts -- Receipt Book
1752 - 1753
Subseries 3: Nicholas William Stuyvesant (and Estate of -) - Legal Papers 1758-1796

Scope and Contents note

Bonds, leases, conveyances, including a conveyance of a slave named Francisco from Henry Law to Nicholas William Stuyvesant in 1758.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 13 Folder : 12 Nicholas William Stuyvesant (and Estate of -) --Legal Papers
1758 - 1796
Box: 13 Folder : 13 Nicholas William Stuyvesant -- Oversize Legal Papers
1762, 1773

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Series VIII: Alain Stuyvesant

Scope and Contents note

Alain Stuyvesant (1906-1954) was the son of Rutherfurd Stuyvesant and Matilde Stuyvesant. As well as the material detailed below, the series includes some of Alain Stuyvesant's school report cards and letters to Santa Claus.

Subseries 1: Alain Stuyvesant - Letters Received 1926

Scope and Contents note

One letter, from F.C. Mead. Mead briefly recounts his travels in India and Burma.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 14 Folder : 1 Alain Stuyvesant -- Letters Received
1926
Alain Stuyvesant: Other Subseries
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 14 Folder : 2 Alain Stuyvesant -- Letters to Santa Claus
N.D.
Box: 14 Folder : 3 Alain Stuyvesant -- Musical Notes
N.D.
Box: 14 Folder : 4 Alain Stuyvesant -- Report Cards
1913 - 1916

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Series IX: Lewis Rutherfurd Stuyvesant

Scope and Contents note

Lewis Rutherfurd Stuyvesant (1903-1944) was the son of Rutherfurd Stuyvesant and Matilde Stuyvesant. As well as the material detailed below, the series includes some of Lewis Rutherfurd Stuyvesant's school report cards and letters to Santa Claus.

Subseries 1: Lewis Rutherfurd Stuyvesant - Letters Received N.D., 1925,1926

Scope and Contents note

Most of the letters are from well-wishers congratulating Lewis Rutherfurd Stuyvesant on his marriage, in 1925, to Rosalie Pillot. One letter, from [Sampuram Singh], describes a hunting incident involving a person identified as H.H.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 14 Folder : 5 Lewis Rutherfurd Stuyvesant -- Letters Received
N.D., 1925, 1926
Lewis Rutherfurd Stuyvesant: Other Subseries
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 14 Folder : 6 Lewis Rutherfurd Stuyvesant -- Letters to Santa Claus
1910, 1911
Box: 14 Folder : 7 Lewis Rutherfurd Stuyvesant -- Diary -- "Impressions of a Trip"
1915
Box: 14 Folder : 8 Lewis Rutherfurd Stuyvesant -- Report Cards
1912 - 1917

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Series X: Rosalie Pillot Stuyvesant

Scope and Contents note

Rosalie Pillot Stuyvesant was the first wife of Lewis Rutherfurd Stuyvesant. They were married in 1925 and divorced in 1930.

Subseries 1: Rosalie Pillot Stuyvesant - Letters Received 1925-1926

Scope and Contents note

Letter from well-wishers on her wedding, letters from her father, P. Stuyvesant Pillot, convey news about her family and New York society.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 14 Folder : 9 Rosalie Pillot Stuyvesant -- Letters Received
1925 - 1926

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Series XI: Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Rutherfurd Stuyvesant

Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Rutherfurd Stuyvesant: Subseries
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 14 Folder : 10 Mr. & Mrs. Lewis Rutherfurd Stuyvesant - - Clippings
1925
Box: 14 Folder : 11 Mr. & Mrs. Lewis Rutherfurd Stuyvesant - - Postcards Received
1925
Box: 14 Folder : 12 Mr. & Mrs. Lewis Rutherfurd Stuyvesant - - Invitations
1925, 1926
Box: 14 Folder : 13 Mrs. L. R. Stuyvesant -- Card Received
N.D.

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Series XII: Gerardus Stuyvesant

Scope and Contents note

Gerardus Stuyvesant (1691-1777) was the father of Peter (Petrus) Stuyvesant (1727-1805) and Nicholas William Stuyvesant (1722-1780).

Subseries 1: Gerardus Stuyvesant - Letters Received 1776

Scope and Contents note

One letter, August 21, 1776, from John Morin Scott. Scott answers Gerardus Stuyvesant's complaint that he has been driven from his house by the army, and has been forced to sleep in a barn.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 14 Folder : 14 Gerardus Stuyvesant -- Letters Received
1796
Subseries 2: Gerardus Stuyvesant - Legal Papers N.D., 1715, 1764-1776

Scope and Contents note

Primarily leases for properties in Albany County and New York City.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 14 Folder : 15 Gerardus Stuyvesant -- Legal Papers
N.D., 1715, 1770 - 1776
Box: 14 Folder : 16 Gerardus Stuyvesant -- Oversize Legal Papers
1764, 1776
Subseries 3: Gerardus Stuyvesant (Estate of -) - Receipt 1776

Scope and Contents note

To Abraham van Vlect for "sundry medicins" (sic).

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 14 Folder : 17 Gerardus Stuyvesant (Estate of ) -- Receipt
1776

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Series XIII: Stuyvesant Family

Scope and Contents note

Includes correspondence addressed to unidentified family members, and accounts, bills, and receipts that cannot be attributed to a particular family member.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 14 Folder : 18 Stuyvesant Family -- Mr. [ ] Stuyvesant - - Letter Received
1925
Box: 14 Folder : 19 Stuyvesant Family -- Mr. [ ] Stuyvesant - - Receipt
1784
Box: 14 Folder : 20 Stuyvesant Family -- Mrs. [ ] Stuyvesant -- Letter Received
1925
Box: 14 Folder : 21 Stuyvesant Family -- Mrs. [ ] Stuyvesant -- Receipt
N.D.
Box: 14 Folder : 22 Stuyvesant Family -- Mr. & Mrs. [ ] Stuyvesant -- Invitation Received
N.D.
Box: 14 Folder : 23 Stuyvesant Family -- Accounts, Bills, Receipts -- Europe
N.D., 1865 - 1867
Box: 14 Folder : 24 Stuyvesant Family -- Clippings re Real Estate
N.D., 1918, 1930, 1954, 1957

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Series XIV: Stuyvesant Institute

Scope and Contents note

The Stuyvesant Institute was a library, museum, and lecture hall in New York City. The institute was built on land donated by Peter Gerard Stuyvesant.

Subseries 1: "Stuyvesant Institute Papers" - Act of Incorporation 1836
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 14 Folder : 25 "Stuyvesant Institute Papers" -- Act of Incorporation
1836
Subseries 2: "Stuyvesant Institute Papers" - Correspondence 1839, 1840, 1842

Scope and Contents note

Includes Hamilton Fish writing to Peter Gerard Stuyvesant regarding the lawsuit of Theodosius G. Fowler et al. vs. Isaac Green Pearson et al.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 14 Folder : 26 "Stuyvesant Institute Papers" -- Correspondence
1839, 1840, 1842
Subseries 3: "Stuyvesant Institute Papers" - Accounts, Bills, Receipts N.D., 1837-1842

Scope and Contents note

Most of the material concerns interest on bonds. An account book kept by Peter Gerard Stuyvesant from 1840 to 1842 records amounts received and paid to various persons.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 14 Folder : 27 "Stuyvesant Institute Papers" -- Accounts, Bills, Receipts
N.D., 1837 - 1842
Box: 14 Folder : 28 "Stuyvesant Institute Papers" -- Account book of Peter Gerard Stuyvesant
1840 - 1842
Subseries 4: "Stuyvesant Institute Papers" - Legal Papers N.D., 1837-1842

Scope and Contents note

Mostly bonds and deeds. An 1835 deed from Issac Green Pearson and others includes a survey map of the area of New York City where the Stuyvesant Institute was located.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 14 Folder : 29 "Stuyvesant Institute Papers" -- Legal Papers
1835 - 1839
Subseries 5: "Stuyvesant Institute Papers" - Court Papers [1834]

Scope and Contents note

Assorted papers concerning the case of Theodosius G. Fowler et al. vs. Isaac Green Pearson et al. There are no motions or pleas, or material pertaining to the arguments in or character of the case.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 14 Folder : 30 "Stuyvesant Institute Papers" -- Court Papers
[1834]
Subseries 6: "Stuyvesant Institute Papers" -Deduction of Title of Mr. John McComb to Four Lots on Broadway [1832]

Scope and Contents note

Document tracing the ownership of land on which the Stuyvesant Institute stood, or in the vicinity of the Stuyvesant Institute.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 14 Folder : 31 "Stuyvesant Institute Papers" -- "Deduction of Title of Mr. John McComb to Four Lots on Broadway"
[1832]

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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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Series XVI: Margaret Chanler Rutherfurd

Scope and Contents note

Margaret Chanler Rutherfurd was the wife of Lewis Morris Rutherfurd. In addition to the subseries described below, the series includes some school notebooks, mostly dealing with the history of the ancient Near East.

Subseries 1: Margaret Chanler Rutherfurd - Letters Received N.D., 1858-1890

Scope and Contents note

There is little material in this subseries dating from before 1871, and very little material from the years 1874-1884. Most of the correspondence is from Margaret Chanler Rutherfurd, husband, Lewis Morris Rutherfurd, and from her children, particularly Rutherfurd Stuyvesant and Margaret Rutherfurd White.

Subjects include Lewis Morris Rutherfurd's account of a trip to Great Britain in 1871, including his observations on ladies' fashions of the day. During her European tour with her husband in 1873, Margaret Chanler Rutherfurd received numerous letters, particularly from Rutherfurd Stuyvesant, concerning family and social affairs in New York. In the summer of 1884, he writes to her about his experiences on a hunting trip to Montana and Wyoming. Letters from her daughter Margaret Rutherfurd White in 1890 describe social events and the Whites' acquaintance with prominent persons in London.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 17 Folder : 9 Margaret Chanler Rutherfurd -- Letters Received
N.D., 1858 - 1872
Box: 17 Folder : 10 Margaret Chanler Rutherfurd -- Letters Received
1873 - 1888
Box: 17 Folder : 11 Margaret Chanler Rutherfurd -- Letters Received
1889 1890
Subseries 2: Margaret Chanler Rutherfurd - Letters to Her Children N.D., 1864-1866

Scope and Contents note

Some of the undated letters appear to have been written when Margaret Chanler Rutherfurd was caring for the children's dying grandmother, apparently Margaret Chanler Rutherfurd's own mother. Other letters appear to have been written to her adult children as they traveled as a party in Europe.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 17 Folder : 12 Margaret Chanler Rutherfurd -- Letters to Her Children
N.D., 1864 -1866
Subseries 3: Margaret Chanler Rutherfurd - Accounts, Bills, Receipts N.D., 1865-1889

Scope and Contents note

From business in Europe and New York, for household such as silverware, rugs, lamps, items, fabrics, etc. Some receipts are for her contributions to charities, such as the Society for the Relief of Poor Widows with Small Children.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 17 Folder : 13 Margaret Chanler Rutherfurd -- Accounts, Bills, Receipts
N.D., 1865 - June 1886
Box: 18 Folder : 1 Margaret Chanler Rutherfurd -- Accounts, Bills, Receipts
July 1886 - April 1888
Box: 18 Folder : 2 Margaret Chanler Rutherfurd -- Accounts, Bills, Receipts
May 1888 - 1889
Margaret Chanler Rutherfurd: Other Subseries
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 18 Folder : 3 Margaret Chanler Rutherfurd -- School Notebooks
N.D.

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Series XVII: Louisa M. Rutherfurd (1859-1892)

Scope and Contents note

Louisa M. Rutherfurd was the daughter of Lewis Morris Rutherfurd and Margaret Chanler Rutherfurd. The series includes some notes written by or to Louisa M. Rutherfurd, including two, in French, written on the leaves of a tree or bush.

Subseries 1: Louisa M. Rutherfurd - Letters Received N.D., 1872-1881, 1890

Scope and Contents note

The most frequent correspondents are Margaret Rutherfurd White and Louisa M. Rutherfurd's friend "Mattie", probably Matilda Amelia Barreda. For the most part, Margaret Rutherfurd White addressed Louisa M. Rutherfurd as "Poodle". "Mattie" addressed her as "Duckie." Usually, correspondents (including, on occasion, Margaret Rutherfurd White) addressed Louisa M. Rutherfurd as "Loulou."

Subjects are primarily social and family news. Matilda Amelia Barreda's letters include several from San Francisco in 1878-1879, wherein she writes about her homesickness and the manners of the nouveaux riches of that city. Margaret Rutherfurd White writes frequently from Europe, where her husband served as a diplomat. She writes about society and her experiences in France and Great Britain. She frequently mentions prominent persons she has met, for example, in 1878, Secretary for Ireland (later Prime Minister) Arthur Balfour. In 1890, she writes from Windsor Castle describing a dinner with Queen Victoria which she and her husband, Henry White, attended on December of that year.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 18 Folder : 4 Louisa M. Rutherfurd (1859 - 1892) -- Letters Received
N.D.
Box: 18 Folder : 5 Louisa M. Rutherfurd (1859 - 1892) -- Letters Received
1872 - 1877
Box: 18 Folder : 6 Louisa M. Rutherfurd (1859 - 1892) -- Letters Received
1878 - 1881, 1890
Louisa M. Rutherfurd: Other Subseries
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 18 Folder : 7 Louisa M. Rutherfurd (1859 - 1892) -- Notes
N.D., 1872, 1874
Box: 18 Folder : 8 Miss L. M. Rutherfurd [1859 - 1892] -- List of Property
N.D.

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Series XVIII: Margaret Rutherfurd White

Scope and Contents note

Margaret Rutherfurd White was the daughter of Lewis Morris Rutherfurd and Margaret Chanler Rutherfurd. She married Henry White, a U.S. diplomat, in 1879. The series consists of letters that she received , and a small number of receipts and bills.

Subseries 1: Margaret Rutherfurd White - Letters Received N.D., 1873-1893

Scope and Contents note

Most of the correspondence is from Margaret Rutherfurd White's sister-in-law, Margaret Rutherfurd Stuyvesant. Other correspondents include Margaret Rutherfurd White's mother, Margaret Chanler Rutherfurd, and her cousin, Mary E. Pierrepont. Content mainly deals with family and social matters, including Louisa M. Rutherfurd's illness and confinement to a sanatorium in the early 1890's.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 18 Folder : 9 Margaret Rutherfurd White -- Letters Received
N.D., 1873 - 1893
Subseries 2: Margaret Rutherfurd White - Accounts, Bills, Receipts N.D., 1881, 1887-1888

Scope and Contents note

Most of the material is from the Army and Navy Cooperative Society, Ltd., London, from which Mrs. White purchased items such as furniture and drapery.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 18 Folder : 10 Margaret Rutherfurd White -- Accounts, Bills, Receipts
N.D., 1881, 1887 - 1888

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Series XIX: Rutherfurd Family

Scope and Contents note

This series contains small amounts of material relating to specific members of the Rutherfurd Family, as well as items that cannot be identified with a specific person. The series includes letters to, among other persons, John Rutherfurd, Walter Rutherfurd, and Sabina Morris Rutherfurd.

Material relating to John Rutherfurd includes accounts and legal documents relating to the estate of William Jauncey, and to the Bellville Bridge and Turnpike Association.

Items relating to Walter Rutherfurd include accounts from the Royal American Regiment, and enlistment papers of soldiers in that regiment.

The letters to Sabina Morris Rutherfurd appear to have been originally bound together. These items have been left in what appears to be their original order. Most of the letters are from her son and daughter-in-law, Lewis Morris Rutherfurd and Margaret Chanler Rutherfurd. The letters were for the most part sent from Europe in 1849-1850. The subject matter of the letters deals with the experiences and progress of the traveling party, and the unstable political situation in Europe at the time.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 19 Folder : 1 Rutherfurd Family -- John Rutherfurd -- Letters Received
N.D., 1796 - 1799, 1808
Box: 19 Folder : 2 Rutherfurd Family -- John Rutherfurd (And estate of -) -- Accounts, Bills, Receipts
N.D., 1793 - 1815, 1840
Box: 19 Folder : 3 Rutherfurd Family -- John Rutherfurd -- Legal Papers
1808
Box: 19 Folder : 4 Rutherfurd Family -- John Rutherfurd -- Advertisement for Auction
1806
Box: 19 Folder : 5 Rutherfurd Family -- John Rutherfurd -- Schedule of Abstracts of Deeds
1802
Box: 19 Folder : 6 Rutherfurd Family -- John Rutherfurd -- Estate of William Jauncey
1833 - 1834
Box: 19 Folder : 7 Rutherfurd Family -- John Rutherfurd -- Bellville Bridge & Turnpike Association
1831
Box: 19 Folder : 8 Rutherfurd Family -- John Rutherfurd -- Will and Legal Opinion re Will
1840
Box: 19 Folder : 9 Rutherfurd Family -- John and Mary Rutherfurd -- Letters received (Bound)
1806 - 1808
Box: 19 Folder : 10 Rutherfurd Family -- Walter Rutherfurd -- Letters Received
1758 - 1796
Box: 19 Folder : 11 Rutherfurd Family -- Walter Rutherfurd -- Accounts, Bills, Receipts
1757 - 1801
Box: 19 Folder : 12 Rutherfurd Family -- Walter Rutherfurd -- Accounts, Bills, Receipts -- Account Book
1795 - 1797
Box: 19 Folder : 13 Rutherfurd Family -- Walter Rutherfurd -- Legal Papers
1763
Box: 19 Folder : 14 Rutherfurd Family -- Walter Rutherfurd -- Royal American Regiment -- Enlistments
1757, 1758
Box: 19 Folder : 15 Rutherfurd Family -- Walter Rutherfurd -- Royal American Regiment -- Accounts
1758
Box: 19 Folder : 16 Rutherfurd Family -- Major John Rutherfurd (d. 1758) -- Account
1756
Box: 19 Folder : 17 Rutherfurd Family -- Sabina Morris Rutherfurd -- Letters Received
N.D., 1849 - 1851
Box: 19 Folder : 18 Rutherfurd Family -- [Catherine Alexander Rutherfurd] -- Letters Received
[1758]
Box: 19 Folder : 19 Rutherfurd Family -- Catherine Alexander Rutherfurd -- Account
N.D.
Box: 19 Folder : 20 Rutherfurd Family -- Catherine Alexander Rutherfurd -- Accounts, Bills, Receipts -- Account Book
1789 - 1792
Box: 19 Folder : 21 Rutherfurd Family -- John Rutherfurd Jr. - - Letters Received
1829 - 1840
Box: 19 Folder : 22 Rutherfurd Family -- Lewis Morris Rutherfurd [Jr.] -- Letter Sent to His Sister
1873
Box: 19 Folder : 23 Rutherfurd Family -- Louisa Morris Rutherfurd (1792 - 1857) -- Letters Sent, Recipients Unknown
1850
Box: 19 Folder : 24 Rutherfurd Family -- Miss [Louisa Morris] Rutherfurd (1792 - 1857) -- Receipt
1809
Box: 19 Folder : 25 Rutherfurd Family -- Miss [Louisa Morris] Rutherfurd (1792 - 1857) -- Invitations to La Fayette Ball
1824
Box: 19 Folder : 26 Rutherfurd Family -- Mary Rutherfurd -- Legal Papers
1840
Box: 19 Folder : 27 Rutherfurd Family -- Walter Rutherfurd (1812 - 1868) -- Letters Received
1864
Box: 19 Folder : 28 Rutherfurd Family -- Walter Rutherfurd (1812 - 1868) -- Account
1864
Box: 19 Folder : 29 Rutherfurd Family -- [Winthrop Rutherfurd] -- Letter Received
1873
Box: 19 Folder : 30 Rutherfurd Family -- Winthrop Rutherfurd -- Accounts, Bills, Receipts
1887
Box: 19 Folder : 31 Rutherfurd Family -- William O. Rutherfurd -- Letter Received
1866
Box: 20 Folder : 1 Rutherfurd Family -- Miss [ ] Rutherfurd -- Letters Received
N.D., 1842
Box: 20 Folder : 2 Rutherfurd Family -- Miss [ ] Rutherfurd -- Receipts
N.D., 1801
Box: 20 Folder : 3 Rutherfurd Family -- Mr. [ ] Rutherfurd -- Letter Received
1893
Box: 20 Folder : 4 Rutherfurd Family -- Mr. [ ] Rutherfurd -- Accounts, Bills, Receipts
N.D., 1777 - 1820
Box: 20 Folder : 5 Rutherfurd Family -- Mrs. [ ] Rutherfurd -- Letters Received
[1796], 1865
Box: 20 Folder : 6 Rutherfurd Family -- Mrs. [ ] Rutherfurd -- Accounts, Bills, Receipts
N.D. 1797 - 1817
Box: 20 Folder : 7 Rutherfurd Family -- Mrs. [ ] Rutherfurd -- Account Book
1884
Box: 20 Folder : 8 Rutherfurd Family -- Inventories
1878, 1897, 1901
Box: 20 Folder : 9 Rutherfurd Family -- Legal Papers
1778 - 1798
Box: 20 Folder : 10 Rutherfurd Family -- Surveys
N.D.
Box: 20 Folder : 11 Rutherfurd Family -- Tracing of Third Story of House at Tranquillity
N.D.
Box: 20 Folder : 12 Rutherfurd Family -- weights and Ages of Children of Rutherfurd and Related Families
1819
Box: 20 Folder : 13 Rutherfurd Family/White Family -- Contracts for Home Nurses
1886 - 1887

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Series XX: Alexander Family

Scope and Contents note

This series consists of material created by or pertaining to James Alexander, Mary Alexander, and William Alexander.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 20 Folder : 14 Alexander Family -- James Alexander -- Letters Received
N.D.,1725
Box: 20 Folder : 15 Alexander Family -- James Alexander -- Accounts, Bills, Receipts
1736
Box: 20 Folder : 16 Alexander Family -- James Alexander -- Court Papers
1727
Box: 20 Folder : 17 Alexander Family -- [Estate of James Alexander] -- Legal Papers
1755
Box: 20 Folder : 18 Alexander Family -- Mary Alexander -- Letters Received
1736 - 1758
Box: 20 Folder : 19 Alexander Family -- Mary Alexander -- Accounts, Bills, Receipts
1755 - 1759
Box: 20 Folder : 20 Alexander Family -- Mary Alexander -- Legal Papers
1758
Box: 20 Folder : 21 Alexander Family -- William Alexander -- Accounts, Bills, Receipts
1747 - 1754
Box: 20 Folder : 22 Alexander Family -- William Alexander -- Copy of Order of Gen. Shirley
1755

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Series XXI: Other Persons N.D., 1714-1931

Scope and Contents note

This series consists of correspondence and papers of persons who were not members of the Rutherfurd or Stuyvesant families, members of the European branches of those families or persons who cannot be identified. The series includes letters sent by members of the Rutherfurd or Stuyvesant families to these persons, and correspondence between these persons. The series includes five letters (1812-1813) by John Jay to Peter Augustus Jay, discussing, among other things, politics.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 21 Folder : 1 Other Persons -- Theodore Ayers -- Letters Received
1889
Box: 21 Folder : 2 Other Persons -- George Blydenburgh -- Letters Received
1917
Box: 21 Folder : 3 Other Persons -- Capt. [ ] Bryant -- Letters Received
N.D.
Box: 21 Folder : 4 Other Persons -- St. Clare Byrne -- Letters Received
1895
Box: 21 Folder : 5 Other Persons -- Baron [] de Carron -- Letters Received
1893
Box: 21 Folder : 6 Other Persons -- Louis Stuyvesant Chanler -- Letters Received
1900
Box: 21 Folder : 7 Other Persons -- Gen. [Mathew] Clarkson -- Letters Received
1792, 1796
Box: 21 Folder : 8 Other Persons -- Rev. Dr. [ ] Cooper -- Letters Received
N.D.
Box: 21 Folder : 9 Other Persons -- Mme. [ ] Crele -- Postcarrd Received
1908
Box: 21 Folder : 10 Other Persons -- Arthur Danks -- Letters Received
1908
Box: 21 Folder : 11 Other Persons -- Miss [ ] Dongan -- Letters Received
1888
Box: 21 Folder : 12 Other Persons -- Miss [ ] Duggan -- Letters Received
1887, 1888
Box: 21 Folder : 13 Other Persons -- Mrs. [ ] Duggan -- Letters Received
1887
Box: 21 Folder : 14 Other Persons -- James Ewing -- Letters Received
1840, 1842
Box: 21 Folder : 15 Other Persons -- H. C. Fahnestock -- Letters Received
1904
Box: 21 Folder : 16 Other Persons -- Mr. Hanks -- Letters Received
1888
Box: 21 Folder : 17 Other Persons -- C. H. Higginson -- Letters Received
1869
Box: 21 Folder : 18 Other Persons -- H. S. Howard -- Letters Received
1895 - 1896
Box: 21 Folder : 19 Other Persons -- S. B. Jameson -- Letters Received
1893, 1901, 1906
Box: 21 Folder : 20 Other Persons -- John C. Jay -- Letters Received
1842
Box: 21 Folder : 21 Other Persons -- Mary Clarkson Jay -- Letters Received
N.D., 1800, 1837
Box: 21 Folder : 22 Other Persons -- Peter Augustus Jay -- Letters Received
1809, 1812, 1813
Box: 21 Folder : 23 Other Persons -- Peter van Brugh Livingston -- Letters Received
1744
Box: 21 Folder : 24 Other Persons -- Miss [ ] Marshall -- Letters Received
1883
Box: 21 Folder : 25 Other Persons -- Morris & Steele -- Letters Received
1894
Box: 21 Folder : 26 Other Persons -- Benjamin R. Morris -- Letters Received
1903
Box: 21 Folder : 27 Other Persons -- Gouverneur Morris -- Letters Received
1787
Box: 21 Folder : 28 Other Persons -- James Morris -- Letters Received
1819
Box: 21 Folder : 29 Other Persons -- William Newall -- Letters Received
1905
Box: 21 Folder : 30 Other Persons -- Peter T. O'Brien -- Letters Received
1876
Box: 21 Folder : 31 Other Persons -- Richard O'Brien -- Letters Received
1876
Box: 21 Folder : 32 Other Persons -- Mary O'Neal -- Letters Received
1889
Box: 21 Folder : 33 Other Persons -- William Patterson -- Letters Received
1868, 1872
Box: 21 Folder : 34 Other Persons -- Annie Pierrepont -- Letters Received
1842
Box: 21 Folder : 35 Other Persons -- Ann Stuyvesant Pritchard -- Letters Received (w/response)
1708
Box: 21 Folder : 36 Other Persons -- Thomas Pritchard -- Letters Received
1703, 1705
Box: 21 Folder : 37 Other Persons -- Ramage & Ferguson -- Letters Received
N.D.
Box: 21 Folder : 38 Other Persons -- F. W. Rhinelander -- Letters Received
1904
Box: 21 Folder : 39 Other Persons -- Mr. [ ] Rivington -- Letters Received
1776
Box: 21 Folder : 40 Other Persons -- Francis Russell -- Letters Received
1866
Box: 21 Folder : 41 Other Persons -- Col. John Scriven -- Letters Received
1877
Box: 21 Folder : 42 Other Persons -- G. Sieberg -- Letters Received
1868
Box: 21 Folder : 43 Other Persons -- [ ] Steele -- Letters Received
1895
Box: 21 Folder : 44 Other Persons -- Dr. J. G. Thomas -- Letters Received
1877
Box: 21 Folder : 45 Other Persons -- Charles D. Thompson -- Letters Received
1906
Box: 21 Folder : 46 Other Persons -- John [Tilfer] -- Letters Received
1889
Box: 21 Folder : 47 Other Persons -- Elais van Arsdale -- Letters Received
1840
Box: 21 Folder : 48 Other Persons -- Jacob [Rutsen] van Rensselaer -- Letters Received
1815
Box: 21 Folder : 49 Other Persons -- [ ] Watson -- Letters Received
1899
Box: 21 Folder : 50 Other Persons -- G. L. Watson & Co. -- Letters Received
1901
Box: 21 Folder : 51 Other Persons -- Henry White (fl. ca. 1763) -- Letters Received
1763
Box: 21 Folder : 52 Other Persons -- Charles G. Wier -- Letters Received
1883
Box: 21 Folder : 53 Other Persons -- Benjamin Robert Winthrop -- Letters Received
1820
Box: 21 Folder : 54 Other Persons -- [Chief Engineer of Arcturus (Yacht)] -- Letters Received
1901
Box: 21 Folder : 55 Other Persons -- Miles [Myles] Cooper -- Letters Sent, Recipient Unknown
1783, 1784
Box: 21 Folder : 56 Other Persons -- D. Henon -- Letters Sent, Recipient Unknown
1867, 1889
Box: 21 Folder : 57 Other Persons -- Richard Lawrence -- Letters Sent, Recipient Unknown
1768
Box: 21 Folder : 58 Other Persons -- Egerton Leigh -- Letters Sent, Recipient Unknown
1781
Box: 21 Folder : 59 Other Persons -- Archibald Rutherfurd -- Letters Sent, Recipient Unknown
1774
Box: 21 Folder : 60 Other Persons -- P. C. van Stuyvesant -- Letters Sent, Recipient Unknown
1801
Box: 21 Folder : 61 Other Persons -- [Jun.] Wilmot -- Letters Sent, Recipient Unknown
1766
Box: 21 Folder : 62 Other Persons -- -- A. DeCosson -- Article "Arsenals and Armories of Southern Germany and Austria"
1891
Box: 21 Folder : 63 Other Persons/Unknown Persons --Letters Received
N.D., 1842 - 1931
Box: 21 Folder : 64 Other Persons -- -- Partial Letters, Recipient Unknown
Box: 21 Folder : 64 Other Persons -- -- Invitation, Recipient Unknown
N.D.
Box: 22 Folder : 1 Other Persons/Unknown Persons -- Accounts, Bills, Receipts
N.D., 1700 - 1815
Box: 22 Folder : 2 Other Persons/Unknown Persons -- Accounts, Bills, Receipts
1816 - 1905
Box: 22 Folder : 3 Other Persons/Unknown Persons -- Surveys
N.D.
Box: 22 Folder : 4 Other Persons/Unknown Persons -- Legal Papers
N.D., 1714 - 1905
Box: 22 Folder : 5 Other Persons/Unknown Persons -- Oversize Legal Papers
1724, 1824 - 1829
Box: 22 Folder : 6 Other Persons/Unknown Persons -- Court Papers
N.D., 1732 - 1802
Box: 22 Folder : 7 Notes and Memoranda
N.D., 1725 - 1917
Box: 22 Folder : 8 Unidentified Person -- Memorandum Book
1747, 1781 - 1782
Box: 22 Folder : 9 Unidentified Person -- Account Book
1884 - 1885
Box: 22 Folder : 10 Unidentified Person -- Account Book
1799 - 1801

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Series XXII: Govert Loockermans - Correspondence and Papers (in Dutch) N.D., 1647-1700

Scope and Contents note

Loockermans was a merchant in New Netherland/New York. His relationship to the Stuyvesant family is unclear.

The material in this series is arranged strictly chronologically, regardless of type. In 1977, Charles Gehring of the New York State Library summarized the content of some of the items in English. The summaries are appended to this finding aid.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 23 Folder : 1 Govert Loockermans -- Correspondence and Papers (in Dutch)
N.D.
Box: 23 Folder : 2 Govert Loockermans -- Correspondence and Papers (in Dutch)
1647
Box: 23 Folder : 3 Govert Loockermans -- Correspondence and Papers (in Dutch)
1648
Box: 23 Folder : 4 Govert Loockermans -- Correspondence and Papers (in Dutch)
1649
Box: 23 Folder : 5 Govert Loockermans -- Correspondence and Papers (in Dutch)
1650
Box: 23 Folder : 6 Govert Loockermans -- Correspondence and Papers (in Dutch)
1653
Box: 23 Folder : 7 Govert Loockermans -- Correspondence and Papers (in Dutch)
1662
Box: 23 Folder : 8 Govert Loockermans -- Correspondence and Papers (in Dutch)
1671
Box: 23 Folder : 9 Govert Loockermans -- Correspondence and Papers (in Dutch)
1683
Box: 23 Folder : 10 Govert Loockermans -- Correspondence and Papers (in Dutch)
1692
Box: 23 Folder : 11 Govert Loockermans -- Correspondence and Papers (in Dutch)
1699
Box: 23 Folder : 12 Govert Loockermans -- Correspondence and Papers (in Dutch)
1700

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Other Series

Scope and Contents note

The remaining material in the collection consists primarily of single-folder series. The items in these series cannot be identified with any specific person or institution, and thus stand alone.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 24 Folder : 1 Tranquillity Trust Farm -- Map
N.D.
Box: 24 Folder : 2 Tranquillity Farms -- Construction of Chicken House
1892
Box: 24 Folder : 3 [Tranquillity Farms] -- Bounds of Lots
N.D.
Box: 24 Folder : 4 Tranquillity Farms -- Big Horse Barn -- Inventory
1897
Box: 24 Folder : 5 City of New York -- Organizational Chart of NYC Government
1907
Box: 24 Folder : 6 Colony/State of New York -- Deductions of Title to Various Tracts
N.D., 1699
Box: 24 Folder : 7 Colony/State of New York -- [Abstracts of Census]
1731, 1807
Box: 24 Folder : 8 State of New Jersey -- Legislation
N.D., 1907
Box: 24 Folder : 9 Clippings -- Game laws of New York and New Jersey
1903
Box: 24 Folder : 10 [Metropolitan Museum of Art] -- [Extract from Minutes] -- Tribute to F. W. Rhinelander
[1904]
Box: 24 Folder : 11 Metropolitan Museum of Art -- Clippings
N.D., 1905, 1930
Box: 24 Folder : 12 Legal Opinions re Yachting and Navigation
1895 - 1897
Box: 24 Folder : 13 Biles Island Lottery -- Schedule of Prizes
1771
Box: 24 Folder : 14 Advertisement for Cockfight
1761
Box: 24 Folder : 15 Regulations of Mrs. Grattan's Boarding House
N.D.
Box: 24 Folder : 16 Composite Copper Goods Co. -- Private Memorandum
N.D.
Box: 24 Folder : 16 Recipes
n.D.
Box: 24 Folder : 17 Children's Drawings
N.D.
Box: 24 Folder : 18 Poetry
N.D.
Box: 24 Folder : 19 Maps
N.D.
Box: 24 Folder : 20 [List of Books in Personal Library] (1 of 2)
N.D.
Box: 24 Folder : 21 [List of Books in Personal Library] (2 of 2)
N.D.
Box: 25 Folder : 1 Sloop "Success" -- Log Book
1750 - 1752
Box: 25 Folder : 2 Snow "Jamaica" -- Sailing Orders
1752
Box: 25 Folder : 3 Religious Notes
N.D.
Box: 25 Folder : 4 Business and Visiting Cards
N.D.
Box: 25 Folder : 5 Christmas Cards -- Recipients Unknown
1889
Box: 25 Folder : 6 [Card Game] -- "Magic Numbers"
N.D.
Box: 25 Folder : 7 Playing Card/Political Advertisement
178?
Box: 25 Folder : 8 Religious Booklets
N.D.
Box: 25 Folder : 9 Unidentified Calculations
N.D.
Box: 25 Folder : 10 Fabric Samples
[18th Century]
Box: 25 Folder : 11 Clippings
Box: 25 Folder : 12 Copy of Governor Stuyvesant's Commission (in Dutch)
Box: 25 Folder : 13 Copy of [Privy Council Minutes]
1761
Box: 25 Folder : 14 [Sanskrit] Text on [Tree Bark]
N.D.
Box: 25 Folder : 15 Samples of Monograms and Coats of Arms
Box: 25 Folder : 16 Seal of the Court of Probate of the State of New York
Box: 25 Folder : 17 Hair Clipping and Plant Clipping
Box: 25 Folder : 18 Fragments and Envelopes
Box: 25 Folder : 19 Blank Postcards
Box: 25 Folder : 20 Blank Legal Forms, Writing Paper, and Shipping Tags
Box: 26 Folder : 1 Printed Material -- Auction Catalogues -- Armor
1893, 1895
Box: 26 Folder : 2 Printed Material -- Auction Catalogues -- Art
1890, 1893
Box: 26 Folder : 3 Printed Material -- Astronomy
1888, [1890], 1892, 1903
Box: 26 Folder : 4 Printed Material -- Business Brochures and Reports
1831 - 1907
Box: 26 Folder : 5 Printed Material -- Charities
N.D., 1844, 1854, 1857, 1884
Box: 26 Folder : 6 Printed Material -- Constitution of St. Nicholas Society
1835
Box: 26 Folder : 7 Genealogical Material
N.D.
Box: 26 Folder : 8 Printed Genealogical Material
N.D.
Box: 26 Folder : 9 Genealogical Material -- Notebook
N.D.
Box: 27 Artifacts
Box: 28 Photographs
Volume: Volume -- Tranquillity Farms Visitors' Book
1891 - 1915, 1931 - 1933, 1947
Volume: Volume -- Tranquillity Farms Payroll Book
1904 - 1909
Volume: Volume -- Breeders' and Exhibitors' Kennel Record
1883
Volume: Volume -- Mr. & Mrs. Stuyvesant & Children -- Cover Title "Forest & Stream & Rod & Gun"
ca. 1860 - 1905

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