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Guide to the Records of the Leake and Watts Children's Home
1802-1983 (bulk 1831-1949)
 MS 377

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Series I - Leake and Watts Orphan House in the City of New York/Leake and Watts Children's Home, Inc., 1831-1983 (bulk 1831-1949)

Arrangement

The series contains records of the Leake and Watts Orphan House/Leake and Watts Children's Home, arranged in ten subseries, as follows:
Subseries I.1 - Minutes, 1831-1949
Subseries I.2 - Reports, 1844-1949
Subseries I.3 - Administrative Records, 1816-1949
Subseries I.4 - Numbered Files from the Office of William A. Kirk,circa 1918-1965
Subseries I.5 - Financial Records, 1833-1957
Subseries I.6 - Records of Children, Clubs and Activities
Subseries I.7 - Real Estate Records
Subseries I.8 - Printed Materials
Subseries I.9 - Visual Materials
Subseries I.10 - Clippings

The series contains records of the Leake and Watts Orphan House/Leake and Watts Children's Home, arranged in ten subseries, as follows:

Missing Title

  1. Subseries I.1 - Minutes, 1831-1949
  2. Subseries I.2 - Reports, 1844-1949
  3. Subseries I.3 - Administrative Records, 1816-1949
  4. Subseries I.4 - Numbered Files from the Office of William A. Kirk, circa 1918-1965
  5. Subseries I.5 - Financial Records, 1833-1957
  6. Subseries I.6 - Records of Children, Clubs, Activities and Alumni, 1843-1964
  7. Subseries I.7 - Real Estate Records, circa 1822-1960
  8. Subseries I.8 - Printed Materials, circa 1843-1964
  9. Subseries I.9 - Visual Materials, circa 1910-1983
  10. Subseries I.10 - Clippings, circa 1857-1980

Subseries I.1 - Minutes, 1831-1949

Scope and Content

The series contains Minutes of the Board of Trustees 1831-1949 (35 volumes and 11 folders), followed by Minutes of the House Committee 1850-1914 (6 volumes). Minutes of the Leake & Watts Association, an alumni organization, may be found in Series I.6 - Records of Children, Clubs and Activities.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Volume: 1 Minutes - Board of Trustees
1831-1849
Volume: 2 Minutes - Board of Trustees
1849-1875
Volume: 3 Minutes - Board of Trustees
1875-1895
Volume: 4 Minutes - Board of Trustees
1895-1905
Volume: 5 Minutes - Board of Trustees
1906-1916
Volume: 6 Minutes - Board of Trustees
1916-1918
Volume: 7 Minutes - Board of Trustees
1918-1920
Volume: 8 Minutes - Board of Trustees
1921-1922
Volume: 9 Minutes - Board of Trustees
1923
Volume: 10 Minutes - Board of Trustees
1924
Volume: 11 Minutes - Board of Trustees
1925
Volume: 12 Minutes - Board of Trustees
1926
Volume: 13 Minutes - Board of Trustees
1927
Volume: 14 Minutes - Board of Trustees
1928
Volume: 15 Minutes - Board of Trustees
1929
Volume: 16 Minutes - Board of Trustees
1930 January-September
Volume: 17 Minutes - Board of Trustees
1930 September - 1931 January
Volume: 18 Minutes - Board of Trustees
1931 January - May
Volume: 19 Minutes - Board of Trustees
1931 May - 1932 April
Volume: 20 Minutes - Board of Trustees
1932-1933
Volume: 21 Minutes - Board of Trustees
1934-1935
Volume: 22 Minutes - Board of Trustees
1936
Offsite-Box: 1 Folder : 1 Minutes - Board of Trustees
1936 November - 1937 December
Volume: 23 Minutes - Board of Trustees
1938
Offsite-Box: 1 Folder : 2 Minutes - Board of Trustees
1938 January - December
Volume: 24 Minutes - Board of Trustees
1939
Volume: 25 Minutes - Board of Trustees
1940
Offsite-Box: 1 Folder : 3 Minutes - Board of Trustees
1940
Volume: 26 Minutes - Board of Trustees
1940-1941
Offsite-Box: 1 Folder : 4 Minutes - Board of Trustees
1941
Volume: 27 Minutes - Board of Trustees
1941-1942
Offsite-Box: 1 Folder : 5 Minutes - Board of Trustees
1942
Volume: 28 Minutes - Board of Trustees
1942-1943
Offsite-Box: 1 Folder : 6 Minutes - Board of Trustees
1943
Volume: 29 Minutes - Board of Trustees
1943-1944
Offsite-Box: 1 Folder : 7 Minutes - Board of Trustees
1944
Volume: 30 Minutes - Board of Trustees
1944-1945
Offsite-Box: 1 Folder : 8 Minutes - Board of Trustees
1945
Volume: 31 Minutes - Board of Trustees
1945-1946
Offsite-Box: 1 Folder : 9 Minutes - Board of Trustees
1946
Volume: 32 Minutes - Board of Trustees
1946-1947
Offsite-Box: 1 Folder : 10 Minutes - Board of Trustees
1947
Volume: 33 Minutes - Board of Trustees
1947 May - December
Volume: 34 Minutes - Board of Trustees
1948
Offsite-Box: 1 Folder : 11 Minutes - Board of Trustees
1948
Volume: 35 Minutes - Board of Trustees
1948 October - 1949 February
Volume: 36 Minutes - House Committee
1843-1850
Volume: 37 Minutes - House Committee
1850-1854
Volume: 38 Minutes - House Committee
1854-1860
Volume: 39 Minutes - House Committee
1861-1868
Volume: 40 Minutes - House Committee
1869-1880
Volume: 41 Minutes - House Committee
1881-1914

Subseries I.2 - Reports, 1844-1949

Scope and Content

The series consists of two volumes and about 4 boxes of reports, arranged in the following order:
I.2A - Annual Reports, 1916-1949
I.2B - Treasurer's Reports to the Board of Trustees, 1851-1914
I.2C - Auditor's Reports to the Board of Trustees, 1912-1949
I.2D - Superintendent's Reports to the Board of Trustees, 1844-1935
I.2E - Monthly Reports to NYC Department of Public Welfare, 1941-1947
I.2F - School Reports, 1844-1913
The collection of annual reports is incomplete. Most reports from the 1930's and 1940s are missing.

Subseries I.2A - Annual Reports, 1916-1949

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 1 Folder : 12 Annual Report
1916 July
Offsite-Box: 1 Folder : 13 Unbound Annual Report Variation - "Leake Booklet"
1916
Offsite-Box: 1 Folder : 14 Annual Report
1917-1918
Offsite-Box: 1 Folder : 15 Annual Report
1918
Offsite-Box: 1 Folder : 16 Annual Report
1919
Offsite-Box: 1 Folder : 17 Annual Report
1920
Offsite-Box: 1 Folder : 18 Annual Report
1921
Offsite-Box: 1 Folder : 19 Annual Report
1922
Offsite-Box: 1 Folder : 20 Annual Report
1923
Offsite-Box: 1 Folder : 21 Annual Report
1924
Offsite-Box: 1 Folder : 22 Annual Report - Home School
1925
Offsite-Box: 1 Folder : 23 Annual Report
1928
Offsite-Box: 1 Folder : 24 Annual Report
1929-1930
Offsite-Box: 1 Folder : 25 Annual Report - Leake and Watts School
1945
Offsite-Box: 1 Folder : 26 Annual Report
1949

Subseries I.2B - Treasurer's Annual Reports to the Board of Trustees, 1851-1914

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 2 Folder : 1 Treasurer's Reports to the Board of Trustees
1851-1861, 1864, 1866
Volume: 42 Treasurer's Annual Reports to the Board of Trustees
1873-1890
Volume: 43 Treasurer's Annual Reports to the Board of Trustees
1904-1914

Subseries I.2C - Auditor's Reports to the Board of Trustees, 1912-1949

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 2 Folder : 2 Auditor's Report 1912, with Summary of Accounts 1833-1912
1912
Offsite-Box: 2 Folder : 3 Auditor's Reports
1915, 1924
Offsite-Box: 2 Folder : 4 Auditor's Reports
1938-1939, 1942-1944, 1946
Offsite-Box: 2 Folder : 5 Auditor's Reports
1947-1949

Subseries I.2D - Superintendent's Reports to the Board of Trustees, 1844-1935

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 2 Folder : 6 Superintendent's Annual Reports to the Board of Trustees
1844-1858
Offsite-Box: 2 Folder : 7 Superintendent's Annual Reports to the Board of Trustees
1859-1869
Offsite-Box: 3 Folder : 1 Superintendent's Annual Reports to the Board of Trustees
1870-1877
Offsite-Box: 3 Folder : 2 Superintendent's Annual Reports to the Board of Trustees
1878-1890
Offsite-Box: 3 Folder : 3 Superintendent's Quarterly and Annual Reports to the Board of Trustees
1907-1914
Offsite-Box: 3 Folder : 4 Superintendent's Quarterly and Monthly Reports to the Board of Trustees
1915-1916
Offsite-Box: 3 Folder : 5 Superintendent's Monthly Reports to the Board of Trustees
1917-1920
Offsite-Box: 3 Folder : 6 Superintendent's Monthly Reports to the Board of Trustees
1921-1927
Offsite-Box: 4 Folder : 1 Superintendent's Weekly Reports to the Board of Trustees
1928 November 16 - 1929 May 31
Offsite-Box: 4 Folder : 2 Superintendent's Weekly Reports to the Board of Trustees
1929 June 14 - 1929 December 27
Offsite-Box: 4 Folder : 3 Superintendent's Weekly Reports to the Board of Trustees
1930 January 3 - May 29
Offsite-Box: 4 Folder : 4 Superintendent's Weekly Reports to the Board of Trustees
1930 June 6 - December 26
Offsite-Box: 4 Folder : 5 Superintendent's Weekly and Monthly Reports to the Board of Trustees
1931 January 2 - December 4
Offsite-Box: 4 Folder : 6 Superintendent's Monthly Reports to the Board of Trustees
1932 January 8 - 1933 December 8
Offsite-Box: 5 Folder : 1 Superintendent's Monthly Reports to the Board of Trustees
1934 January 10 - 1935 December 17

Subseries I.2E - Monthly Reports to the N.Y.C. Department of Welfare, 1941-1947

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 5 Folder : 2 Monthly Reports to the N.Y.C. Department of Public Welfare
1941 January - 1942 March
Offsite-Box: 5 Folder : 3 Monthly Reports to the N.Y.C. Department of Welfare
1942 April - 1945 April
Offsite-Box: 5 Folder : 4 Monthly Reports to the N.Y.C. Department of Welfare
1945 June - 1947 December

Subseries I.2F - School Reports, 1844-1913

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 5 Folder : 5 School Reports
1844-1913

Subseries I.3 - Administrative Records, 1816-1961

Scope and Content

The subseries contains administrative correspondence, memoranda, and legal documents arranged chronologically. Much of the correspondence is addressed to (or sometimes composed by) the Treasurer, the Board of Trustees, or the Superintendent. The subseries includes by-laws from 1857, 1883 and 1911. The final four folders in the subseries, housed in Box 8, include material separated by subject -- one folder on cemeteries, three folders related to the administration of the school.
Additional administrative correspondence and legal documents may be found in Subseries I.4 - Numbered Files from the Office of William A. Kirk.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 5 Folder : 6 Early Legal Documents
1816-1844
Offsite-Box: 5 Folder : 7 Correspondence and Legal Documents
1830-1839
Offsite-Box: 5 Folder : 8 Correspondence and Legal Documents
1840-1842
Offsite-Box: 5 Folder : 9 Correspondence and Legal Documents
1843-1845
Offsite-Box: 5 Folder : 10 Correspondence and Legal Documents
1846-1849
Offsite-Box: 6 Folder : 1 Correspondence and Legal Documents
1850-1854
Offsite-Box: 6 Folder : 2 Correspondence and Legal Documents
1855-1859
Offsite-Box: 6 Folder : 3 By-Laws
1857
Offsite-Box: 6 Folder : 4 Correspondence and Legal Documents
1860-1869
Offsite-Box: 6 Folder : 5 Correspondence and Legal Documents
1870-1889
Offsite-Box: 6 Folder : 6 Booklet containing By-Laws, Charter, Trustee List, History, Addresses (2 copies)
1883
Offsite-Box: 6 Folder : 7 Correspondence and Legal Documents
1890-1897
Offsite-Box: 6 Folder : 8 Correspondence and Memoranda
1901-1914
Offsite-Box: 6 Folder : 9 Booklet containing By-Laws, Charter, Trustee List, History (4 copies)
1911
Offsite-Box: 7 Folder : 1 Correspondence
1915
Offsite-Box: 7 Folder : 2 Correspondence
1916
Offsite-Box: 7 Folder : 3 Correspondence
1917-1919
Offsite-Box: 7 Folder : 4 Correspondence and Memoranda
circa 1920-1929
Offsite-Box: 7 Folder : 5 Correspondence, Legal Documents, Memoranda
1930-1939
Offsite-Box: 7 Folder : 6 Correspondence
1940-1945
Offsite-Box: 7 Folder : 7 Correspondence and Legal Documents
1946
Offsite-Box: 7 Folder : 8 Correspondence and Memoranda
1947-1949
Offsite-Box: 8 Folder : 1 Administrative Correspondence and Memoranda - undated
circa 1876-1947
Offsite-Box: 8 Folder : 2 Cemetery Certificates, Correspondence and Brochure
1856-1945
Offsite-Box: 8 Folder : 3 Miscellaneous School Memoranda and Correspondence
circa 1877-1934
Offsite-Box: 8 Folder : 4 Menu and Meal Schedule 1911 and House Rules 1913
1911, 1913
Offsite-Box: 8 Folder : 5 Rules and Schedules, undated
circa 1914-1949
Offsite-Box: 8 Folder : 6 Society for the Relief of Women and Children Correspondence
1952-1961

Subseries I.4 - Numbered files from the Office of William A. Kirk, circa 1918-1965

Scope and Content

William A. Kirk Esq. served as Clerk, later known as Secretary, of Leake and Watts, from [circa 1916-1955?]. He chaired the Real Estate Committee and handled legal matters. This subseries consists of files he maintained and grouped in the following order:
I.4A - Mergers
I.4B - Trusts, Wills and Bequests
I.4C - Real Estate
I.4D - Wards of Leake and Watts
The files are arranged according to numbers Kirk assigned to each file, roughly chronologically. All original labels have been kept, although his non-archival folders have been replaced.

Subseries I.4A - Mergers

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 8 Folder : 6 2573 - Merger with Orphans Home and Asylum of the P.E.C. - Documents (folder 1 of 2)
circa 1945-1947
Offsite-Box: 8 Folder : 7 2573 - Merger with Orphans Home and Asylum of the P.E.C. - Documents (folder 2 of 2)
circa 1945-1947
Offsite-Box: 8 Folder : 8 2573-A - Merger with Orphans Home and Asylum of the P.E.C. - Merger Agareements
1947
Offsite-Box: 9 Folder : 1 2573-A - Merger with Orphans Home and Asylum of the P.E.C. - Legal Documents
1947-1953
Offsite-Box: 9 Folder : 2 2573-B - Merger with Orphans Home and Asylum of the P.E.C. - Extension of Powers
1947-1953
Offsite-Box: 9 Folder : 3 Merger with Orphans Home and Asylum of the P.E.C. - Report under Form 990
1949
Offsite-Box: 9 Folder : 4 2737 - Merger with Sevilla-Hopewell, Early Proceedings
1946-1950
Offsite-Box: 9 Folder : 5 2737A - Merger with Sevilla-Hopewell, Merger Papers including L&W By-laws 1947
1947-1949
Offsite-Box: 10 Folder : 1 2737-B - Documents of Constituent Corporations incl. by-laws of Sevilla Home and will of Jose Sevilla
1910, 1947-1949
Offsite-Box: 10 Folder : 2 2737-C - Merger with Sevilla-Hopewell - By-laws of New Corporation
1949
Offsite-Box: 10 Folder : 3 2737-D - Merger with Sevilla-Hopewell - Certificate of Consolidation
1949
Offsite-Box: 10 Folder : 4 2962 - Sale of Sevilla Land and Buildings
circa 1893-1906 and 1949-1950
Offsite-Box: 11 Folder : 1 3002 - Merger with Sevilla-Hopewell - Organization Meeting and Correspondence
1947-1949
Offsite-Box: 11 Folder : 2 3052 - Merger with Sevilla-Hopewell - Summerland Property Documents
1949

Subseries I.4B - Trusts, Wills and Bequests

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 11 Folder : 3 948 - Agreement between Edwin Gould, Edwin Gould Foundation, and Trustees of Leake and Watts
1921-1931
Offsite-Box: 11 Folder : 4 3982 - Accountings by Bankers Trust Company on the Edwin Gould Trusts
1932-1956
Offsite-Box: 11 Folder : 5 972-C - Estate of Willard H. Jones - Minnie Myerson Trust
1938-1943
Offsite-Box: 11 Folder : 6 1705 - Estate of Melville S. Page
1938-1942
Offsite-Box: 11 Folder : 7 1720 - Estates of Mary J. Tompkins, Thaddeus C. Tompkins
1937-1942
Offsite-Box: 12 Folder : 1 1768 - Estate of Joseph Wiener
1938
Offsite-Box: 12 Folder : 2 1868 - Estate of J.G.B. Waring
1934-1939
Offsite-Box: 12 Folder : 3 1901 - Estate of Katharine L. Mather
1939-1949
Offsite-Box: 12 Folder : 4 2024 - Estate of Abraham Finelite
1942-1953
Offsite-Box: 12 Folder : 5 2043 - Estate of Mary Curtis Martin
1941
Offsite-Box: 12 Folder : 6 2077 - Estate of Cora Ros
1941
Offsite-Box: 12 Folder : 7 2185 - Estate of Harry M. Clancy
1942-1951
Offsite-Box: 12 Folder : 8 2203 - Estate of William R. Hobson
1942
Offsite-Box: 12 Folder : 9 2204 - Estate of Isabella Hughes, Rent Schedules
1942
Offsite-Box: 12 Folder : 10 2246 - Estate of Robert Peele
1942-1944
Offsite-Box: 12 Folder : 11 2271 - Estate of Laura M. Elliot
1943
Offsite-Box: 12 Folder : 12 2307 - Estate of Hugh M. Anderson
1944-1946
Offsite-Box: 12 Folder : 13 2339 - Estate of Sophie Mackay
1944
Offsite-Box: 12 Folder : 14 2615 - Estate of Marie MacLean
1946
Offsite-Box: 12 Folder : 15 2668 - Estate of David C. Bacon
1947-1948
Offsite-Box: 12 Folder : 16 2700 - Estate of Raymond V. Carpenter
1947-1948
Offsite-Box: 12 Folder : 17 2719 - Estate of Inez Irene duBois
1947
Offsite-Box: 12 Folder : 18 2775 - Estate of Grace B. Selfridge
1947
Offsite-Box: 12 Folder : 19 2787 - Estate of Emily Dater
1947
Offsite-Box: 12 Folder : 20 2797 - Estate of Asa Thompson
1945
Offsite-Box: 12 Folder : 21 2830 - Estate of Berta M. Bache
1948
Offsite-Box: 12 Folder : 22 2845 - Estate of John J. Watts
1945-1948
Offsite-Box: 12 Folder : 23 2937 - Estate of Anna Selden
1948

Subseries I.4C - Real Estate

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 13 Folder : 1 734 - Property in Bronx, Cancellation of Taxes
1918-1931
Offsite-Box: 13 Folder : 2 1129 - Leake and Watts vs. 19 First Avenue Inc.
1932-1937
Offsite-Box: 13 Folder : 3 1250 - Harry F. Johnson papers before commencement of action
1931-1934
Offsite-Box: 13 Folder : 4 1250-A - Harry F. Johnson papers after commencement of action (folder 1 of 2)
1934-1941
Offsite-Box: 13 Folder : 5 1250-A - Harry F. Johnson papers after commencement of action (folder 2 of 2)
1934-1941
Offsite-Box: 13 Folder : 6 1250-B - Leake and Watts vs. Harry F. Johnson - probate of will of Mary H. Johnson
1937-1938
Offsite-Box: 13 Folder : 7 1250-C - Harry F. Johnson - papers re: purchase of title by 264-266 First Ave. Corp.
1937-1938
Offsite-Box: 13 Folder : 8 1419-A - 264-266 First Avenue Corp. Rehabilitation of Property
1936-1939
Offsite-Box: 13 Folder : 9 1488 - Leake and Watts Realty Corp. (folder 1 of 2)
1935-1948
Offsite-Box: 13 Folder : 10 1488 - Leake and Watts Realty Corp. (folder 2 of 2)
1935-1948
Offsite-Box: 13 Folder : 11 1495 - Brindsley Realty Co.
1935-1947
Offsite-Box: 13 Folder : 12 1609 - 870 Sixth Avenue Subway Construction
1936-1941
Offsite-Box: 14 Folder : 1 1614 - Leake and Watts Realty Corp. Financial and Income Tax Reports
1936-1945
Offsite-Box: 14 Folder : 2 1624 - Removal of Violations of Multiple Dwelling Law - 21-23 First Ave.
1937-1940
Offsite-Box: 14 Folder : 3 1636 - Sale of 233 Division St. and 244 E. Broadway
1936-1940
Offsite-Box: 14 Folder : 4 1682 - Removal of Violations of Multiple Dwelling Law - Tenement House Blanks
1937
Offsite-Box: 14 Folder : 5 1702 - Rehabilitation of 53-55 Stanton St.
1937-1939
Offsite-Box: 14 Folder : 6 1702-A - Rehabiliation of 53-55 Stanton St.
1937-1938
Offsite-Box: 14 Folder : 7 1710 - Sale of 53-55 Stanton St.
1937
Offsite-Box: 14 Folder : 8 1960 - Property Tax Appeals
1940-1943
Offsite-Box: 14 Folder : 9 1960 A and B - Property Tax Appeals
1943-1946
Offsite-Box: 14 Folder : 10 1960-C - Property Tax Appeals
1945-1947
Offsite-Box: 14 Folder : 11 2084 - 870 Sixth Avenue - Assessment re: Sixth Avenue El
1941-1944
Offsite-Box: 14 Folder : 12 2142 - Leake and Watts Realty Corp. - Objections to garage on 34th St.
1941-1947
Offsite-Box: 14 Folder : 13 2189 - Exemption of Lots 130 and 65 in Block 3428 in the Bronx
1942-1944
Offsite-Box: 14 Folder : 14 2198 - Tax Exemption
1941-1942
Offsite-Box: 14 Folder : 15 2200 - Income Tax Exemption Form 990 and Form 1023
1937-1944
Offsite-Box: 15 Folder : 1 2238 - Leake and Watts Realty Corp. Dissolution
1936-1945
Offsite-Box: 15 Folder : 2 2242 - Lease of 138-140 W. 54th St.
1942-1946
Offsite-Box: 15 Folder : 3 2242-A - Leake and Watts vs. Fergus Motors rent dispute 138-140 W. 54th St.
1944-1946
Offsite-Box: 15 Folder : 4 2528 - Proposed sale of 138-140 W. 54th St.
1945-1946
Offsite-Box: 15 Folder : 5 2535 - Rent Statements 56-58 Roosevelt St.
1940
Offsite-Box: 15 Folder : 6 2535 - Rent Statements 56-58 Roosevelt St.
1941
Offsite-Box: 15 Folder : 7 2535 - Rent Statements 56-58 Roosevelt St.
1942
Offsite-Box: 15 Folder : 8 2535 - Rent Statements 56-58 Roosevelt St.
1943
Offsite-Box: 15 Folder : 9 2535 - Rent Statements 56-58 Roosevelt St.
1944
Offsite-Box: 15 Folder : 10 2535 - Rent Statements 56-58 Roosevelt St.
1945
Offsite-Box: 15 Folder : 11 2535 - Rent Statements 56-58 Roosevelt St.
1946
Offsite-Box: 15 Folder : 12 2551 - 264-266 First Ave. Corp - Zoning Ordinance 870 Sixth Ave.
1946
Offsite-Box: 15 Folder : 13 2577 - Mortgage on 333-5 E. 55th St.
1946-1947
Offsite-Box: 15 Folder : 14 2606-A - Street widening matter
1948
Offsite-Box: 15 Folder : 15 2657 - Sale of 870 Sixth Ave.
1946-1950
Offsite-Box: 15 Folder : 16 2742 - Mortgage on 1153 Colgate Ave., Bronx
1938-1947
Offsite-Box: 15 Folder : 17 2745 - Mulock Memorial, Mortgage, 6312 Bay Parkway, Brooklyn
1947-1955
Offsite-Box: 15 Folder : 18 2746 - Orphans Fund, Mortgage, 1 Raleigh Place, Brooklyn
1947-1954
Offsite-Box: 15 Folder : 19 2748 - Orphans Fund, Mortgage, 228 New Lots Ave., Brooklyn
1947-1949
Offsite-Box: 15 Folder : 20 2767 - Mortgage, 182 Hastings St., Brooklyn
1931-1947
Offsite-Box: 15 Folder : 21 2768 - Mortgage, 1243 Avenue U, Brooklyn
1947
Offsite-Box: 15 Folder : 22 2770 - 240 East 47th Street
1937-1947
Offsite-Box: 15 Folder : 23 2781 - Mortgage, 216 E. 114th St.
1948-1950
Offsite-Box: 15 Folder : 24 2788 - 21 First Ave. lawsuit
1947-1948
Offsite-Box: 15 Folder : 25 2791 - 50 Howard Ave., Brooklyn
1947-1948
Offsite-Box: 15 Folder : 26 2796 - Tax Exemptions
1947-1965
Offsite-Box: 16 Folder : 1 2876 - 50 Howard Ave. Tax Protest
1948-1949
Offsite-Box: 16 Folder : 2 2880 - 21-23 First Ave. violation
1948
Offsite-Box: 16 Folder : 3 2882 - 1948-1949 Tax Protests - various premises
1946-1949
Offsite-Box: 16 Folder : 4 2889 - Rent Hardship Cases
1942-1953
Offsite-Box: 16 Folder : 5 2894 - 1630 E. 15th St., Brooklyn
1948
Offsite-Box: 16 Folder : 6 2912 - 195 Sutter Ave., Brooklyn
1953
Offsite-Box: 16 Folder : 7 2914 - 110-26 169th St., Jamaica N.Y.
1944-1953
Offsite-Box: 16 Folder : 8 2918 - Tax Exemption - Yonkers Property
1948-1953
Offsite-Box: 16 Folder : 9 2926 - Proposed sale of property to Sisters of Charity
1948
Offsite-Box: 16 Folder : 10 2927 - 384 North Ave., New Rochelle
1948-1949
Offsite-Box: 16 Folder : 11 2960 - 837 First Ave. - Widening of East 47th St.
1948-1950
Offsite-Box: 16 Folder : 12 2959 - Fire at Yonkers October 9, 1948 [includes photographic prints]
1948-1950
Offsite-Box: 16 Folder : 13 2981 - Second Fire, November 29, 1948
1948-1949
Offsite-Box: 16 Folder : 14 2989 - Contract with Lincoln Wrecking Co.
1948-1949
Offsite-Box: 16 Folder : 15 3008 - Manhattan real estate valuation case
1947-1949
Offsite-Box: 16 Folder : 16 3026 - Garden City Lots
1949-1950
Offsite-Box: 16 Folder : 17 3071 - 2846 Stillwell Ave., Brooklyn, Mortgage
1949
Offsite-Box: 16 Folder : 18 3125 - 870 Sixth Ave. petition for rent increase
1948-1951

Subseries I.4D - Wards of Leake and Watts

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 16 Folder : 19 935 - Alexander Takacs
circa 1930-1940
Offsite-Box: 16 Folder : 20 1090 - Alexander Carlson
1927-1932
Offsite-Box: 16 Folder : 21 1153 - Charles Bentz
1903-1933
Offsite-Box: 16 Folder : 22 2854 - Donald Hoetger
1948

Subseries I.5 - Financial Records, 1833-1957

Scope and Content

The subseries contains 119 account books, grouped together by type, and arranged chronologically within each type. The volumes are followed by 2 folders of miscellaneous financial documents.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Volume: 44 Treasurer's Accounts with the Board of Trustees
1833-1842
Offsite-volume: 45 Treasurer's Accounts with the Board of Trustees
1842-1863
Volume: 46 Treasurer's Accounts with the Board of Trustees
1863-1892
Volume: 47 Trustees' Accounts
1863-1881
Volume: 48 Trustees' Accounts
1881-1892
Volume: 49 Trustees' Accounts
1893-1913
Volume: 50 Treasurer's Receipt Book
1871-1892
Volume: 51 Treasurer's Receipt Book
1892-1900
Volume: 52 Expenses
1866-1876
Volume: 53 Expenses
1898-1899
Volume: 54 Expenses
1898-1900
Volume: 55 Expenses (Day Book)
1900-1902
Volume: 56 Expenses
1904-1913
Volume: 57 Expense Ledger
1905-1914
Volume: 58 Expense Ledger
1909-1912
Volume: 59 Expense Ledger
1910-1913
Volume: 60 Expense Ledger
1913-1914
Volume: 61 Expense Ledger
1914-1920
Volume: 62 Register of Expenses (Oversize)
1916-1917
Volume: 63 Register of Expenses (Oversize)
1916-1920
Volume: 64 Register of Expenses (Oversize)
1920-1924
Volume: 65 Register of Expenses (Oversize)
1924-1927
Volume: 66 Register of Expenses (Oversize)
1927-1930
Volume: 67 Register of Expenses (Oversize)
1930-1933
Volume: 68 Register of Expenses (Oversize)
1933-1936
Volume: 69 Register of Expenses (Oversize)
1936-1938
Volume: 70 Register of Expenses (Oversize)
1938-1941
Volume: 71 Ledger
1930-1931
Volume: 72 Ledger
1933
Volume: 73 Ledger
1934
Volume: 74 Ledger
1935
Volume: 75 Ledger
1936
Volume: 76 Ledger
1937
Volume: 77 Ledger
1938
Volume: 78 Ledger
1939
Volume: 79 Ledger
1940
Volume: 80 Ledger
1941
Volume: 81 Ledger
1942
Volume: 82 Ledger
1943
Volume: 83 Ledger
1944-1945
Volume: 84 General Ledger Trial Balance
1920-1924
Volume: 85 General Ledger Trial Balance
1925-1935
Volume: 86 General Ledger Trial Balance
1930-1937
Volume: 87 General Ledger Trial Balance
1937-1941
Volume: 88 General Ledger Trial Balance
1941-1948
Volume: 89 Cash Account Book
1893-1901
Volume: 90 Cash Account Book
1901-1904
Volume: 91 Cash Account Book
1905-1909
Volume: 92 Cash Account Book
1909-1912
Volume: 93 Cash Account Book
1912-1915
Volume: 94 Cash Account Book
1915-1919
Volume: 95 Cash Account Book
1919-1925
Volume: 96 Ledger
1914-1915
Volume: 97 Ledger
1915
Volume: 98 Ledger
1927
Volume: 99 Ledger
1930-1934
Volume: 100 Ledger
1934-1940
Volume: 101 Ledger - General Fund
1941-1952
Volume: 102 Ledger - Special Fund
1938-1951
Volume: 103 Journal
1914-1925
Volume: 104 Journal
1925-1928
Volume: 105 Journal
1928-1933
Volume: 106 Journal
1933-1938
Volume: 107 Journal
1939-1944
Volume: 108 Journal
1944-1949
Volume: 109 Superintendent's Receipt Book
1877-1880
Volume: 110 Superintendent's Receipt Book
1892-1898
Volume: 111 Superintendent's Receipt Book
1898-1901
Volume: 112 Superintendent's Receipt Book
1902-1904
Volume: 113 Superintendent's Receipt Book
1904-1906
Volume: 114 Salary Receipt Book
1878-1879
Volume: 115 Salary Receipt Book
1879-1882
Volume: 116 Salary Receipt Book
1926
Volume: 117 Superintendent's Accounts
1941-1947
Volume: 118 Cash Book
1941-1947
Volume: 119 Petty Cash
1941-1943
Volume: 120 Petty Cash
1943-1945
Volume: 121 Petty Cash
1945-1947
Volume: 122 Home School Operating Ledger (Oversize)
1928-1930
Volume: 123 Home School Special Accounts
1939-1945
Volume: 123 A Tivoli Farm Ledger
1940-1947
Volume: 124 Cash Receipts - Children's Accounts
1915-1923
Volume: 125 Cash Receipts - Children's Accounts
1923-1925
Volume: 126 Cash Receipts - Children's Accounts
1927-1929
Volume: 127 Cash Receipts - Children's Accounts
1930-1935
Volume: 128 Cash Receipts - Children's Accounts
1935-1942
Volume: 129 Cash Receipts - Children's Accounts
1942-1949
Volume: 130 Children's Board Accounts
1914-1922
Volume: 131 Children's Board Accounts
1922-1926
Volume: 132 Children's Board Accounts
1927-1928
Volume: 133 Children's Board Accounts
1928-1929
Volume: 134 Children's Board Accounts
1930-1931
Volume: 135 Children's Board Accounts
1932-1933
Volume: 136 Children's Board Accounts
1934-1937
Volume: 137 Children's Board Accounts
1937-1943
Volume: 138 Children's Board Accounts
1943-1949
Volume: 139 Index of Board Accounts
1928-1929
Volume: 140 Index of Board Accounts
1932-1935
Volume: 141 Children's Accounts by N.Y. County
1926-1927
Volume: 142 Payments for Children - Edwin Gould Foundation
1924-1928
Volume: 143 Payments for Children - Edwin Gould Foundation
1929-1932
Volume: 144 Check Stubs for College Expenses - Peck Fund
1934-1938
Volume: 145 Check Stubs for College Expenses - Peck Fund
1938-1943
Volume: 146 Expenditures and Bank Withdrawals (Oversize)
1925-1938
Volume: 147 Receipts and Bank Deposits (Oversize)
1925-1933
Volume: 148 Receipts and Bank Deposits (Oversize)
1934-1942
Volume: 149 Bank Accounts (Oversize)
1942-1949
Volume: 150 Check Stubs (Oversize)
1907-1909
Volume: 151 Check Stubs (Oversize)
1912-1914
Volume: 151 A Check Stubs (Oversize)
1926-1927
Volume: 152 Inventory of Assets and De Peyster Fund Donations
1912
Volume: 153 Subsidiary Ledger - Investments and Accounts Receivable
1925-1935
Volume: 154 Special Donations Ledger
1926-1933
Volume: 155 Appeal Accounts
1931-1937
Volume: 156 Appeal Account Book
1935-1940
Volume: 157 Appeal Account Book
1940-1946
Volume: 158 Appeal Account Book
1946-1957
Volume: 159 Accounts - Various
1925-1926
Volume: 159 A Accounts
1938-1950
Volume: 160 St. Christopher's Chapel Donations and Expenses
1942-1946
Offsite-volume: 161 Binder of Accounts Alphabetical M-Z
circa 1946-1951
Offsite-Box: 16 Folder : 23 Miscellaneous Financial Documents
circa 1907-1932
Offsite-Box: 16 Folder : 24 Check book, bank book, cancelled checks
1911-1959

Subseries I.6 - Records of Children, Clubs, Activities and Alumni, 1843-1964

Scope and content

The subseries consists of 25 volumes and 2 boxes of documents related to children and their lives and activities at the Leake and Watts Orphan House/Leake and Watts Children's Home, and records of the alumni association, the Leake and Watts Association. Materials include admissions registers, documents recording the names of children at the home, infirmary records, records of visitors to the home including visitors to children and visits of returning alumni recorded in the same volume, records of the alumni association, and, at the end of the subseries, records of other clubs and activities. Volumes are arranged first, followed by documents in boxes.

Some additional documentation of clubs and activities may be found in Subseries I.8 - Printed Materials. Additional school material may be found in Subseries I.3 - Administrative Records (box 8).

Noteworthy material in this subseries includes a "Punishment Book" from 1843 (Volume 169). This volume records the good and bad behavior of individual boys, and the consequences that resulted.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Volume: 162 Admission Register Alphabetical (Oversize)
1843-1861
Volume: 163 Admission Register Chronological
1845-1856
Volume: 164 Admission Register Alphabetical
1852-1888
Volume: 165 Register Chronological (Oversize)
1904-1950
Volume: 166 Register Chronological
1920-1949
Volume: 167 Register Alphabetical (Oversize)
1940-1950
Volume: 168 Monthly Population Changes
1942-1944
Volume: 168 A Monthly Population Changes
1945-1946
Volume: 169 Punishments
1843
Volume: 170 Visitor's Book (including alumni and other visits)
1843-1928
Volume: 171 Alumni Visitor's Book
1929-1971
Volume: 172 Visitors to Children
1922-1926
Volume: 173 Visitors to Children
1922-1926
Volume: 174 Visitors to Children
1926-1929
Volume: 175 Visitors to Children
1929-1931
Volume: 176 Minutes of the Leake and Watts Association (alumni)
1884-1897
Volume: 177 Minutes of the Leake and Watts Association (alumni)
1915-1956
Volume: 178 Infirmary Records
1936-1942
Volume: 179 Infirmary Reports
1938-1941
Volume: 180 Infirmary Records
1940-1944
Volume: 181 Infirmary Records
1942-1944
Volume: 182 Infirmary Records
1942-1945
Volume: 183 Infirmary Records
1945-1947
Volume: 184 Infirmary Records
1945-1952
Volume: 185 Parish Register
1934-1946
Offsite-Box: 17 Folder : 1 Monthly Population Changes (disbound binder)
1935-1938
Offsite-Box: 17 Folder : 2 Monthly Population Changes (disbound binder)
1939-1941
Offsite-Box: 17 Folder : 3 Daily "Movement of Population" Records
1937 January 1 - 1937 June 30
Offsite-Box: 17 Folder : 4 Daily "Movement of Population" Records
1937 July 1 - December 31
Offsite-Box: 17 Folder : 5 Daily "Movement of Population" Records
1938 January 1 - June 30
Offsite-Box: 17 Folder : 6 Daily "Movement of Population" Records
1938 July 1 - December 31
Offsite-Box: 17 Folder : 7 Daily "Movement of Population" Records
1939 January 1 - June 30
Offsite-Box: 17 Folder : 8 Daily "Movement of Population" Records
1939 July 1 - December 31
Offsite-Box: 18 Folder : 1 Daily "Movement of Population" Records
1940 January 1 - June 30
Offsite-Box: 18 Folder : 2 Daily "Movement of Population" Records
1940 July 1 - December 31
Offsite-Box: 18 Folder : 3 Leake and Watts Association [alumni group] - Certificate of Incorporation (1886), Constitution and By-Laws (1894, 1930, 1947 and undated)
1886-1947
Offsite-Box: 18 Folder : 4 Leake and Watts Association Correspondence
1884-1947
Offsite-Box: 18 Folder : 5 Leake and Watts Association - Burial Fund Correspondence and Flier
1886-1889
Offsite-Box: 18 Folder : 6 Booklet - Historical Account of Leake and Watts by Rev. R.M. Hayden - address delivered to, and printed by, Leake and Watts Association (2 copies)
1887
Offsite-Box: 18 Folder : 7 Leake and Watts Association - Programs, invitations, fliers, newsletter, lyrics, clippings
1892-1964 and undated
Offsite-Box: 18 Folder : 8 Suanca Club - Constitution and By-Laws, lists of officers and members
1921, 1925 and undated
Offsite-Box: 18 Folder : 9 Waliro Club - Constitution and By-Laws, lists of officers and members
1921-1925 and undated
Offsite-Box: 18 Folder : 10 Sports - schedules, lists, programs from annual sports dinners
1939-1940 and undated
Offsite-Box: 18 Folder : 11 Dramatics - play programs, script, announcement card
1939-1947 and undated

Subseries I.7 - Real Estate Records, circa 1822-1960

Scope and Content

The subseries includes deeds, rental agreements, and other legal documents related to real estate interests of the Leake and Watts Children's Home ca. 1822-1960 arranged chronologically and by subject in four boxes. Documents had been bound in bundles with ribbon, and are arranged in their original groups. The ribbon remains in the folders with the documents.

These four boxes are followed by two folders (one half box) and one oversize folder containing building specifications (contractor's plans), architectural drawings and related correspondence, property surveys, and land use maps of Leake and Watts properties.

These materials are followed by five bound volumes of Leake and Watts real estate documents, including materials of the Leake and Watts Realty Corporation and the 264-266 First Avenue Corporation.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 19 Folder : 1 Deeds and Other Documents related to Tivoli property
ca. 1822-1925
Offsite-Box: 19 Folder : 2 Deeds and Other Documents related to Tivoli property
ca. 1822-1925
Offsite-Box: 19 Folder : 3 Deeds, Mortgage and Other Documents related to N.Y.C. property
ca. 1889-1897
Offsite-Box: 19 Folder : 4 Deeds, Mortgage and Other Documents related to N.Y.C. property
ca. 1889-1897
Offsite-Box: 20 Folder : 1 Deeds, rental agreements and other documents related to Yonkers property
ca. 1834-1895
Offsite-Box: 20 Folder : 2 3 Deeds 1834-1873 with 1917 cover letter
1834-1917
Offsite-Box: 20 Folder : 3 Deeds and real estate documents bound together
ca. 1890-1905
Offsite-Box: 20 Folder : 4 Deeds and real estate documents bound together
ca. 1890-1905
Offsite-Box: 21 Folder : 1 Legal documents re: Yonkers and Tivoli property
ca. 1891-1960
Offsite-Box: 21 Folder : 2 Real Estate documents bound together (1 of 2)
ca. 1894-1897
Offsite-Box: 22 Folder : 1 Real Estate documents bound together (2 of 2)
ca. 1894-1897
Offsite-Box: 22 Folder : 2 Mortgage Extension Agreements (1 of 2)
ca. 1909-1922
Offsite-Box: 22 Folder : 3 Mortgage Extension Agreements (2 of 2)
ca. 1909-1922
Offsite-Box: 23 Folder : 1 Land use maps and property surveys
ca. 1900-1960
Offsite-Box: 23 Folder : 2 Building specifications (contrator's plans) and architectural drawings
ca. 1916-1917
Folder: OS 1 Land use maps, property surveys, architectural drawings and accompanying correspondence [oversize]
1891-1946 and undated
Volume: 186 Real Estate Documents
1914-1932
Volume: 187 Leake and Watts Realty Corp. Stock Certificates
ca. 1935-1936
Volume: 188 Leake and Watts Realty Corp. Documents
1936-1945
Volume: 188A 264-266 First Avenue Corp. Minutes and Corporate Documents
1935-1958
Volume: 188-B 264-266 First Avenue Corp. Stock Certificates
1935

Subseries I.8 - Printed Materials, circa 1843-1964

Scope and Content

This subseries of printed materials includes two scrapbooks of pamphlets, programs, and forms produced by Leake and Watts. The scrapbooks are followed by nine folders arranged in chronological order containing a variety of printed materials including forms, certificates, programs, reports, invitations, fundraising materials, booklets with biographical and historical sketches, newsletters, blank stationery, and ration slips.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Volume: 188-C Scrapbook of pamphlets, programs, clippings (Oversize)
1877-1954
Volume: 188-D Scrapbook of Home School/Tivoli Camp Activities and Forms
ca. 1937-1941
Offsite-Box: 23 Folder : 3 Apprentice Indenture Forms
ca. 1843-1849 and undated
Offsite-Box: 23 Folder : 4 Rules for Visitors, Conditions of Admission, Certificate upon Leaving
1844, 1846 and undated
Offsite-Box: 23 Folder : 5 Programs of the Exercises of the Children
1869-1893
Offsite-Box: 23 Folder : 6 Memoir of William Henry Guest [Superintendent 1854-1876] by Frederic de Peyster [Secretary] (2 copies)
1878
Offsite-Box: 23 Folder : 7 Reports, invitations and miscellaneous printed material
1881 and ca. 1914-1926
Offsite-Box: 23 Folder : 8 Fundraising pamphlets, booklets, fliers and cards
ca. 1920-1964
Offsite-Box: 23 Folder : 9 "The Story of the Evolution of an Institution into a Home" (1931 - 2 copies) and "A Sketch of the Life and Work of John George Leake (1936)
1931, 1936
Offsite-Box: 23 Folder : 10 Chapel and Open House programs, newsletters, invitations, blank stationery and forms, miscellaneous printed material
1939-1950 and undated
Offsite-Box: 23 Folder : 11 Ration slips
ca. 1942-1946

Subseries I.9 - Visual Materials, circa 1910-1983

Scope and Content

The subseries contains three boxes of photographic prints, photomechanical reproductions, and negatives, depicting activities, groups of children, and landscapes at Leake and Watts ca. 1910-1983, and some portraits of alumni or others. Most of the images of Leake and Watts were taken for publicity purposes. The photographic prints are in various sizes and formats including loose prints, prints mounted on board, and prints in bound and disbound scrapbooks. They are arranged chronologically, and also by size, photographer (when known), or format, along with the photomechanical reproductions and negatives. The subseries also includes two boxes of printing blocks used for printing images, arranged at the end of the subseries.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 24 Folder : 1 Photographic prints by A. Tennyson Beals, Jessie Tarbox Beals
ca. 1910-1930
Offsite-Box: 24 Folder : 2 Photographic prints - miscellaneous photographers and uncredited
ca. 1910-1930
Offsite-Box: 24 Folder : 3 Mounted photographic prints - activities
ca. 1915-1935
Offsite-Box: 24 Folder : 4 Photographic prints by Paul Parker
ca. 1920-1935
Offsite-Box: 24 Folder : 5 Scrapbook booklet of photomechanical reproductions
ca. 1920-1935
Offsite-Box: 24 Folder : 6 Photographic prints - small format
ca. 1920-1980
Offsite-Box: 24 Folder : 7 Unbound scrapbook pages of photographic prints
ca. 1920's
Offsite-Box: 24 Folder : 8 Photographic prints
ca. 1945-1975
Offsite-Box: 24 Folder : 9 Scrapbook of photographic prints and program of production of Rip Van Winkle
1947
Offsite-Box: 25 Folder : 1 Bantam 1947 - Scrapbook of photographic prints of summer activities
ca. 1947
Offsite-Box: 25 Folder : 2 8x10 photographic prints
ca. 1965-1983
Offsite-Box: 25 Folder : 3 Photographic prints - portraits
undated
Offsite-Box: 25 Folder : 4 Photographic prints - portraits
undated
Offsite-Box: 25 Folder : 5 Negatives
undated
Offsite-Box: 25 Folder : 6 Miscellaneous photocopies of photographic prints
undated
Offsite-Box: 25 Folder : 7 Mock-up of Announcement of Gala
undated
Box: OS 1 Photographic prints - Oversize
ca. 1913-1960
Offsite-Box: 26 Printing Blocks
undated
Offsite-Box: 27 Printing Blocks
undated

Subseries I.10 - Clippings, circa 1857-1980

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Volume: 188E Scrapbook of clippings about the Century Ball
1932
Offsite-Box: 25 Folder : 8 Clippings
circa 1857-1914
Offsite-Box: 25 Folder : 9 Clippings
1930-1936
Offsite-Box: 25 Folder : 10 Clippings
1940-1980

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