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Guide to the Records of the Tontine Coffee-House
1738-1879 (bulk 1791-1871)
||Tontine Coffee-House Records
||1738-1879 (bulk 1791-1871)
||The Tontine Coffee-House Records consist of documentation of a business association
that operated through the use of a tontine for over 80 years. The loose papers include
correspondence, receipts, papers concerning the estates of Dr. John Charlton and his
wife, accounting statements, records of unpaid dividends, sketches, the Tontine Constitution,
lists of nominees and shareholders, wills, records of exchanges of shares, lease agreements,
papers concerning heir claims to shares, property records, and declarations of trust.
Bound volumes include records of minutes, accounts, share transfers, expenditures,
dividend receipts, ship arrivals, and the original plan of the tontine arrangement.
||3.0 Linear feet (2 boxes, 13 bound volumes)