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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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New York, NY 10024
Phone: (212) 873-3400

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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 II: Financial records, 1791-1872

Scope and Contents note

The series largely contains financial records documenting the daily operations of the Tontine Coffee-House. The boxes and folders contain financial records such as annual accounts payable statements, lists of shareholders with unpaid dividends, exchange of shares in the tontine, and vendor receipts. The bound volumes not only contain records concerning those subjects, but also dividend receipts and expenditures lists. Transfers are legal documents whereby a shareholder would officially trade his nominee with another party. In addition to loose papers, transfers can be found in volumes 2 and 3. Dividend receipts typically list the shareholder, his nominee, and the amount paid (or owed) to him, or some combination of the above. These can be located in volumes 4, 5, and 6 in addition to the loose papers. It should be noted that the bound volume 1 in Series I also contains dividend receipts. The receipts and expenditures come in numerous forms, from informal scribbling by a vendor on a scrap of paper, to detailed lists itemizing expenditures necessary to maintain all aspects of the Tontine Coffee-House. They can also be found in volumes 7 through 9.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Exchange of Tontine Shares
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Receipts of the Tontine Coffee-House
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Annual Accounts Payable Statements of the Tontine Coffee-House
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Lists of Unpaid Shareholder Dividends
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Receipts of Mary Charlton & her Estate
Volume: 2 Folder : Tontine Coffee House Records, Vol. 1 of 2
Volume: 3 Folder : Tontine Coffee House Records, Vol. 2 of 2
Volume: 4 Folder : Tontine Coffee House Minutes, 1805-1813; dividend receipts, 1805-1814
Volume: 5 Folder : Tontine Coffee House Dividend receipts
Volume: 6 Folder : Tontine Coffee House Dividend book
Volume: 7 Folder : Tontine Coffee House Account Books, 1791-1814. 2 vols.
Volume: 8 Folder : Tontine Coffee House Account Current book
Volume: 9 Folder : Tontine Coffee House Receipt book

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