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

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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.

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Series VI: Correspondence, 1794-1871

Scope and Contents note

The series contains many letters of correspondence, including an invitation card for a dinner held at the Tontine Coffee-House in 1796 by the Lieutenant Governor and letters from James Bryden of Baltimore to John Ferrers (a leasee in the Coffee-House) in regards to subleasing a room in the building. Internal correspondence of note includes a committee report on inspecting the association's accounts, managerial orders to pay fees to patrons, a statement by the chairman announcing the reduction of nominees, and a letter by the trustees empowering Frederic de Peyster and William T. Horn as the Acting Committee to act in the interest of the tontine owners. External correspondence of note includes a partial letter to a historian researching the Tontine Coffee-House, letter from a shareholder inquiring about dividend payments, a letter regarding discrepancies in people on the dividend payroll, and a notification that a certain nominee is still living.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 4 Correspondence between Various Parties and the Tontine Association
1794-1861
Box: 2 Folder : 5 Internal Correspondence among the Tontine Coffee-House
1805-1871
Box: 2 Folder : 6 Correspondence between John Ferrers and James Bryden
1808
Box: 2 Folder : 7 Invitations
1796

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