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A Finding Aid to the American Art Association records, circa 1853-1929, bulk 1885-1922

American Art Association records, circa 1853-1929, bulk 1885-1922

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Series 3: General Financial and Legal Files, circa 1883-1923
9.3 linear feet
Boxes 6-11, BV40-62

Financial and legal files include 51 general expense ledgers, three of which are for the Blakeslee Gallery, and scattered legal material.
This series is arranged as 6 subseries.
3.1: Miscellaneous Financial Materials, 1893-1921
3.2: General Expense Ledgers, circa 1883-circa 1923
3.3: Art and Book Department Expense Ledgers, 1914-1919
3.4: Blakeslee Gallery General Expense Ledgers, 1898-1909
3.5: General Ledgers, 1886-circa 1922
3.6: Legal Material, circa 1893-circa 1923
3.1:Miscellaneous Financial Materials, 1893-1921
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Miscellaneous Financial Materials, 1893-1921
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3.2:General Expense Ledgers, circa 1883-circa 1923
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Monthly Journal, 1888-1904
See oversized ledger BV40.
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8
Monthly Journal (April 1, 1904-August 31, 1912), 1904-1912
See oversized ledger BV41.
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9
Cashbooks
Cashbook, circa 1883-circa 1922
6
10
"Cash" (November 1, 1888-April 30, 1890), 1888-1890
6
11
"Cash, #1", 1888-1891
See oversized ledger BV42.
6
12
"Cash" (May 1, 1890-October 1892), 1890-1892
6
13
"Cash, #2", 1891-1895
BV43
"Cash" (November 1, 1892-July 16, 1895), 1892-1895
6
14
"Cash, #3", 1895-1900
BV44
Cashbooks
"Cash" (July 1895-March 31, 1898), 1895-1898
7
1
"Cash, #5" (April 1, 1898-September 29, 1900), 1898-1900
7
2
"Cash, #4", 1900-1904
BV45
"6, Day Book" (October 1900-September 1902), 1900-1902
7
3
"7, Cash" (September 26, 1902-June 1904), 1902-1904
7
4
"Cash, #5", 1904-1908
BV46
"8, Day Book", 1904-1906
7
5
"9, Day Cash" (April 1906-February 1908), 1906-1908
7
6
"10, Day Cash" (March 1908-January 1910), 1908-1910
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7
"11, Day Cash" (October 1909-February 1911), 1909-1911
7
8
"Cash, #6" (January 1, 1909-April 30, 1912), 1909-1912
BV47
"13, Day Cash" (February 1910-April 1911), 1910-1911
7
9
"12, Day Cash" (February 1911-July 1912), 1911-1912
7
10
Cashbooks
"14, Day Cash" (May 1911-May 1912), 1911-1912
8
1
"Cash, #9", 1912
BV48
"15, Day Cash" (May 1912-October 1913), 1912-1913
8
2
"Cash" (May 1, 1912-September 17, 1914), 1912-1914
See oversized ledger BV49.
8
3
"Day Cash" (November 1913-October 1914), 1913-1914
8
4
"Day Cash" (November 1914-June 1915), 1914-1915
8
5
"Cash" (September 17, 1914-December 31, 1915), 1914-1915
BV50
"Day Cash" (July 1915-March 1916), 1915-1916
8
6
Cashbook (February 1915-February 1916), 1915-1916
8
7
"Day Cash" (April 1916-May 1917), 1916-1917
8
8
Cashbook (June 1917-October 1917), 1917
8
9
Cashbook (March 1917-September 1919), 1917-1919
8
10
Cashbooks
"Cash, AAA", 1918-1921
9
1
"Cash, #10", 1919-1920
BV51
"Cash Book" (October 1919-December 1921), 1919-1921
9
2
"Cash, #11", 1920-1921
BV52
"Cash, #12", 1922-1923
BV53
Sales, 1909-1911
Includes records of expenses incurred over the course of various sales, such as: postage, carfare, champagne, supplies, stamps, signs, and help.
9
3
Sales, circa 1912-circa 1913
Includes records of expenses incurred over the course of various sales, such as: postage, carfare, champagne, supplies, stamps, signs, and help.
9
4
Oversized General Expense Ledgers from Box 6, Folders 8-9, 1888-1912
BV40-41
Oversized Cashbook from Box 6, Folder 12, 1888-1891
BV42
Oversized Cashbook from Box 8, Folder 3, 1912-1914
BV49
3.3:Art and Book Department Expense Ledgers, 1914-1919
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Art and Book Department Expense Ledger, 1914
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5
Art Department Expense Ledger, 1914-1915
BV54
Art Department Expense Ledger, 1916-1919
BV55
Art Department Expense Ledger, 1919
See oversized ledger BV56.
9
6
Book Department Expense Ledger, 1914-1915
BV57
Book Department Expense Ledger, 1916-1919
See oversized ledger BV58.
9
7
Book Department Expense Ledger, 1919
BV59
Oversized Art Department Expense Ledger from Box 9, Folder 6, 1919
BV56
Oversized Book Department Expense Ledger from Box 9, Folder 7, 1916-1919
BV58
3.4:Blakeslee Gallery General Expense Ledgers, 1898-1909
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General Expense Ledger, 1898
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8
General Expense Ledger, 1899-1900
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9
General Expense Ledger, 1907-1909
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10
3.5:General Ledgers, 1886-circa 1922
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General Ledger, 1888-1892
See oversized ledger BV60.
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11
General Ledger (January 30, 1892-June 1, 1895), 1892-1895
See oversized ledger BV61.
9
12
General Ledger (June 1, 1895-October 31, 1901), 1895-1901
See oversized ledger BV62.
9
13
Account Book, circa 1903-circa 1905
9
14
Account Books, 1908-1922
9
15
Account Book, circa 1913-circa 1915
9
16
Account Book, circa 1915-circa 1916
10
1
Account Book, circa 1916-circa 1918
10
2
Account Book, circa 1918-circa 1919
10
3
Account Book, circa 1919-circa 1921
10
4
Account Book, 1920
10
5
Account Book, 1921
10
6
Account Book, 1921-1922
10
7
Account Book, circa 1921-circa 1922
10
8
Shipping and Receiving Ledger, "Pictures Received and Delivered" (July 1888-May 1891), 1888-1891
Chronological entries list paintings, some sculpture and other objet d’art sent out or received, mainly paintings by American artists sent in for prize fund exhibitions sponsored by the Association. Entries vary in detail, sometimes listing the artist and title, other times referring to something like ’64 ptgs.,’ often including the name of an exhibition to which a painting is being shipped. The volume also includes references to paintings not sold, and a list of circa 180 paintings owned by the Association circa 1888 (pages 400-404). There is no index.
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9
Shipping and Receiving Ledger, "Disposition of Pictures", 1886-1891
With entries arranged by artist or owner, this volume records the disposition of paintings by American artists in prize and other exhibitions, and includes a separate list of ‘rejected’ paintings, and pictures (many European) sent to Garfield Safe Deposit Co. Entries record sales as well as such transfers as ‘Ret’d by Budworth,’ ‘Del’d to Snedecor on order,’ ‘Sent to the Buffalo exhibition,’ etc. There is an alphabetical index by name of artist and, where separately listed, by owner. Entries include the title of the painting, date, identification number, buyer, shipper, other destination, etc.
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Shipping and Receiving Ledger, "Disposition of Pictures", 1890-1892
Record of submissions to New York Water Color Club annual exhibitions, 1890-1892, held in the Association galleries. Entries are arranged by artist, and include the title of the painting, catalog number or note that the painting was rejected, and the disposition such as ‘Ret’d to Stetson by Bud,’ ‘Del’d to Guild,’ or ‘Sold and del’d to W. F. Havemeyer,’ etc. There is an index by name of artist.
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Oversized General Ledgers from Box 9, Folders 11-13, 1888-1901
BV60-62
3.6:Legal Material, circa 1893-circa 1923
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Consignment Agreement Forms, circa 1893-circa 1923
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Lawsuit, Wesley R. Davis Estate vs. James F. Sutton and American Art Association, 1907
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Lawsuit, John W. Gates Controversy, 1918-1919
Controversy over Rembrandt's "St. Paul" painting. Includes appraisal and letters from Edward Brandus, Charles Sedelmeyer, and Roland F. Knoedler.
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4
Memorandum, Expert Appraisals of Personal Property in Transfer Tax Proceedings, 1917-1923
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5

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