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Guide to the Hart, Budd, and Nestell Family Papers
 MS 3127

New-York Historical Society
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New York, NY 10024
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New-York Historical Society

Collection processed by Joseph Ditta

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on March 30, 2020
English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Scope and Contents

The bulk of the collection contains deeds, wills, estate inventories, legal papers, and portrait photographs of members of the intermarried Hart, Budd, and Nestell families, dating from the early 19th through early 20th-centuries. The family held significant amounts of real property in New York City, and files for those properties contain instruments such as quitclaim deeds, building permits, proposals, specifications, and the occasional blueprint. The properties at Avalon, on Santa Catalina Island, in Los Angeles, California, are marked on two maps (1912 and undated) and documented by two series of photographs: one taken in 1912, the other in 1915 after a fire had destroyed half of Avalon's buildings.


The collection is organized alphabetically by surname or topic in 38 folders.