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Guide to the Myron S. Falk Papers
 MS 3047

New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
New York, NY 10024
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New-York Historical Society

Collection processed by Alexandra Gomer (2018) and Larry Weimer (2021)

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on May 12, 2021 using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Container List

Series III. Financial and Legal Papers, 1905-1947. 1.96 Linear feet

Scope and Contents Note

This series includes the financial and legal papers of Myron Falk and his family members, including his wife, Milly Falk, his father-in-law, Henry L. Einstein, and his children, Mildred, Eleanor and Myron Falk Jr. from 1898-1946. The series includes financial diaries, appraisals of his properties at 130 East 44th St and in Greenwich, Conn. (often referred to as Port Chester, N.Y.), and documents relating to estates, trusts, wills and testaments, tax documents, and insurance policies. A large portion of this series contains general financial and legal correspondence, bills, club dues, and account statements. Some correspondence relates to Falk's investment in the Mercury Theatre and a dispute with Orson Welles concerning use of the Mercury name outside of the Theatre's interests.

Arrangement Note

Arranged in rough chronological order.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 3 Folder : 6-9 Financial diaries (4 folders)
Offsite-Box: 3 Folder : 10 Investment accounts diary
Offsite-Box: 3 Folder : 11-12 Ledger books (2 folders)
Box: 6 Ledger book. Flat box
Offsite-Box: 3 Folder : 13 Appraisal of 130 East 44th St
1921 April
Offsite-Box: 3 Folder : 14 Inventory and Appraisal of Furnishings and Personal Effects of Myron S. Falk, King Street, Port Chester, N.Y.

Scope and Contents Note

Also contains bills and receipts from Japan dated 1923 for items possibly bought during the Silk Mission (artwork, sculptures, textiles, etc.).

1921, 1923
Offsite-Box: 3 Folder : 15-16 Estate of Milly E. Falk (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

3 account books.

1916-1922, 1939-1940
Offsite-Box: 3 Folder : 17 Last Will and Testaments of Milly E. Falk and Henry Einstein

Scope and Contents Note

Includes, among other documents, certified copy of Milly E. Falk's last will and testament; Estate of Milly E. Falk "B" Account checkbook; Myron Falk's Income Tax Record Book (income, deductions, securities) for 1918-1934; Falk's diary notes for August 6-September 17, 1945; and printed version of last will and testament of Henry L. Einstein.a letter to Myron Falk Jr.

Offsite-Box: 3 Folder : 18 U.S. Trust Company (1 of 2)

Scope and Contents Note

Relates primarily to financial matters with the trusts set up under Henry Einstein's will for his grandchildren, Mildred and Myron Jr. Includes blueprint for West 53rd street (Falk owned building 44 W. 53rd).

Box: Oversize Small Folder : 2 U.S. Trust Company (2 of 2). Oversize
Offsite-Box: 3 Folder : 19 126 East 70th Street documents
Offsite-Box: 4 Folder : 1 Insurance policies
Offsite-Box: 4 Folder : 2-3 Financial and legal correspondence (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes, among other material, general financial correspondence, bills, tax related documents, Harmonie Club correspondence, Mercury Theatre/Orson Welles debt matters, photocopies of 1905 letters betwen Falk and William H. Burr on their joint interest in their published books, and legal documents regarding the trust of Henry L. Einstein.

Offsite-Box: 4 Folder : 4a-b Financial and legal correspondence (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes, among other material, correspondence mentioning Orson Welles and the Mercury Theatre, WWII clippings and correspondence, bills, invoices, estimates, trust related documents, membership cards to clubs, and monthly statements for his properties.

Offsite-Box: 4 Folder : 5-6 Financial and legal correspondence (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes, among other material, stock certificates, bills, invoices, correspondence relating to World War II Ordnance department, taxes, insurance, trust accounts, and the Harmonie Club.

Offsite-Box: 14 Folder : 7 Myron Falk Estate Matters

Scope and Contents

Includes letters to Myron Falk, Jr. regarding estate matters, including bequest to Mt. Sinai Hospital for endowment of a bed in the Chidren's Pavilion; letter regarding arrangements for sale of the Tophill Farm property; allocation of securities among trusts; and letter from the farm caretaker(?) regarding repairs, egg accounts and other matters. (Part of 2021 gift)


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