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Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Banking

Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Extent:
13.66 Cubic feet (consisting of 30 boxes, 2 folders, 6 oversize folders.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Publications
Business cards
Ephemera
Print advertising
Legal correspondence
Letterheads
Promissory notes
Advertisements
Legal records
Wills
Business letters
Business ephemera
Financial records
Commercial correspondence
Advertising
Stock certificates
Illustrations
Stock records
Receipts
Advertising cards
Printed ephemera
Periodicals
Correspondence
Caricatures
Bank statements
Invoices
Advertising mail
Receipts (financial records)
Legal documents
Business records
Land titles
Date:
1724-1975
Summary:
A New York bookseller, Warshaw assembled this collection over nearly fifty years. The Warshaw Collection of Business Americana: Banking and Banks forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Subseries 1.1: Subject Categories. The Subject Categories subseries is divided into 470 subject categories based on those created by Mr. Warshaw. These subject categories include topical subjects, types or forms of material, people, organizations, historical events, and other categories. An overview to the entire Warshaw collection is available here: Warshaw Collection of Business Americana
Scope and Contents:
Most of the banking documents are 19th century (1830-1890) commercial banking correspondence on letterhead stationary between banking customers and clients and their banks, banking houses, dealers and exchanges (rather than bank to bank correspondence) and cancelled checks from large banks such as Shawmut Bank, Bank of Kent, Bank of Whitehall, and Wells Fargo. Correspondence topics include loans, foreign currency exchanges, mortgages, estates and taxes.

Banking regulations, bank annual reports, state and congressional legislation, stock certificates, and bond certificates are also present.

Notes of exchange (first, second and third exchanges), what appears to be scrip issued for currency requirements, promissory notes ("I promise to pay"), complaints concerning non-payment, and a few documents on banknote companies are among the materials.

Bank-issued booklets on various subjects such as saving money, the effect of various depressions, including The Great Depression, may be included in the folder of the publishing bank, and a few other related publications are in the subject series.

Some early material on investment banks (Kidder Peabody, Brown Brothers) and a large number of items from The Manhattan Company, an early bank type organization is also included.

Most of the material comes from the northeastern United States, with a large amount from New York. The vast majority of items are organized by name of the issuing bank, or the name of the bank that cashed the check, with names like "Bank of Kent" filed under "Kent, Bank of". Banks named First National Bank of... are filed under "F" and banks with names like State Bank of New York are filed under "S". Those items that do not contain an identifiable bank name have been filed in Checks and Records by state.

Documents where no bank name or geographic origin is discernible are in folders organized by document examples, e.g. Bankruptcy and Foreclosure.

A small number of documents and checks from non-U.S. banks are included in Box 29.
Arrangement:
The original arrangement was completed by Archives Center Staff (date unknown). Minor modification was made to the arrangement during additional processing. The collection is arranged into three subseries.

Series 1: Business Records and Marketing Material, 1724-1975

Series 2: Genre, 1836-1913

Series 3: Subjects, 1857-1967

Business Records and Marketing Material

Genre

Subject
Forms Part Of:
Forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana.

Series 1: Business Ephemera

Series 2: Other Collection Divisions

Series 3: Isadore Warshaw Personal Papers

Series 4: Photographic Reference Material
Provenance:
Banking and Bankers is a portion of the Business Ephemera Series of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Accession AC0060 purchased from Isadore Warshaw in 1967. Warshaw continued to accumulate similar material until his death, which was donated in 1971 by his widow, Augusta. For a period after acquisition, related materials from other sources (of mixed provenance) were added to the collection so there may be content produced or published after Warshaw's death in 1969. This practice has since ceased.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Occupation:
Bankers  Search this
Topic:
Advertising history  Search this
Savings bonds  Search this
Banks and banking, American -- 19th century  Search this
Education -- finance  Search this
Land titles -- Registration and transfer  Search this
Banking  Search this
Money  Search this
advertising -- Banks  Search this
Loans, Personal -- 18th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Publications -- Business
Business cards
Ephemera
Print advertising
Legal correspondence
Letterheads
Promissory notes
Advertisements
Legal records
Wills
Business letters
Business ephemera
Financial records
Commercial correspondence
Advertising
Stock certificates
Illustrations
Stock records
Receipts
Advertising cards
Printed ephemera
Periodicals
Correspondence
Caricatures
Bank statements
Invoices
Advertising mail
Receipts (financial records)
Legal documents
Business records
Publications
Land titles
Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Banking, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Banking
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Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Banking
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-banking

Markham/Berry Indenture

Seller:
Markham, Charles  Search this
Creator:
Berry, John  Search this
Names:
Berry, John  Search this
Witness:
Lawrence, Thomas  Search this
Extent:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 item)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Indentures
Place:
Perth, Amboy (N.J.)
Saddle River (N.J.)
Date:
1697
Scope and Contents:
A land deed between Charles Markham, the seller, and John Berry, the purchaser. Markham sold a certain parcel of land (approximately 200 acres of "English meadows") in the vicinity of the Saddle River, New Jersey. The sale was recorded on March 20, 1696/7 in Perth, Amboy, New Jersey and was witnessed by Thomas Lawrence.
Biographical / Historical:
This is a land deed between Charles Markham, the seller, and John Berry, the purchaser. Markham sold a certain parcel of land (approximately 200 acres of "English meadows") in the vicinity of Saddle River, New Jersey. It was recorded on March 20, 1696/7 in Perth Amboy, New Jersey. It was witnessed by Thomas Lawrence.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Land titles -- Registration and transfer  Search this
Genre/Form:
Indentures
Citation:
Markham/Berry Indenture, 1697, AC NMAH
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0185
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Markham/Berry Indenture
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0185
Online Media:

Instructions to Indian agents and forms to be observed by them in assignments of bounty land warrents granted to Indians

Author:
United States Office of Indian Affairs  Search this
Physical description:
7 pages 19 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1856
Topic:
Indian title  Search this
Land tenure  Search this
Legal status, laws, etc  Search this
Land titles--Registration and transfer  Search this
Indians of North America--Land tenure  Search this
Indians of North America--Legal status, laws, etc  Search this
Call number:
E98.L3 I67 1856
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_948191

The High Arctic relocation : summary of supporting information

Author:
Canada Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples  Search this
Physical description:
2 v. (xi, 569 p.) ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Canada
Canada, Northern
Date:
1994
C1994
Topic:
Inuit--Relocation  Search this
Inuit--Land tenure  Search this
Inuit--Government relations  Search this
Land titles--Registration and transfer  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_733521

John Mercer's land book / John Mercer

Author:
Mercer, John 1704-1768  Search this
Physical description:
330 pages : illustrations
Type:
Manuscripts
Place:
Virginia
Date:
1978
1691
1691-1742
Topic:
Land titles--Registration and transfer  Search this
Call number:
mfm868
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_149644

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