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Guide to the Records of the Tontine Coffee-House
1738-1879 (bulk 1791-1871)
  MS 631

New-York Historical Society
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Collection processed by Gregory Tavormina

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

Container List

Series I: Organizational Records, 1796-1871

Scope and Contents note

This series contains items that outline information vital to the funding and operation of the Tontine Coffee-House, namely a constitution, and a list of shareholders and nominees. The bound volume listed comprises three different subjects, of which only the "Original plan" belongs in Series I. It provides an organizational framework for the tontine model and the administration of the association, which would later be finalized in printed copies of the Tontine Constitution also in this series. Printed in 1796, these copies also list shareholders and nominees. The Declarations of Trust officially acknowledge the transfer of power to newly elected trustees.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Volume: 1 Folder : Tontine Coffee House Original plan; minutes, 1793-1804; dividend receipts, 1794-1805
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Tontine Constitution, List of Nominees & Shareholders
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Declarations of Trust

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