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Charles M. Kurtz papers, 1843-1990, bulk, 1884-1909

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Series 5: Financial Material , 1870-1989, undated

This series is arranged into four subseries.
  • 5.1: Inventories and Price Lists of Kurtz's Collections, 1870-1989, undated
  • 5.2: Ledgers, 1877-1909
  • 5.3: Art-Related Expenses, 1884-1919, undated
  • 5.4: Miscellaneous Expenses, 1880-1948, undated
5.1: Inventories and Price Lists of Kurtz's Collections, 1870-1989, undated
Description Container
Account book of coins, July, 1870
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002-48
Inventory book--personal possessions, paintings, electroplate designs from 1881-1888 for Academy Notes, library book arrangement, May, 1888
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049-107
Inventory book--listing of art owned by Charles M. Kurtz and placement of it within his home, personal possessions contained within trunks and storage boxes, insurance policy, August 1888
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108-131
Inventory book--personal possessions of Charles M. Kurtz and storage location, including: paintings, coins and medals, photographs, lantern slides, pottery and porcelain, books by topics, floor plan of Kurtz apartment at 100 W. 78 Street, New York City, January 1, 1898
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132-231
Inventory listing assets of D. B. Kurtz Estate, January 1, 1898
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232-233
Appraisal of the Charles M. Kurtz estate, April 7, 1909
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234-242
Inventory and valuation of paintings sold at auction, February 24, 1910
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243-251
Inventory of the Kurtz Collection--listing by Isabel Kurtz of art purchased between 1904-1908 and place of purchase, circa 1904-1908
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252-270
Inventory of Kurtz Collection--notes by Isabel Kurtz, 1902-1910
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271
List of paintings owned by Charles M. Kurtz and stored in the St. Louis Museum of Fine Arts, 1900-05
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272-273
List of medals and plaques lent by Charles M. Kurtz to the Albright Art Gallery, 1907
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274-276
List of paintings actually sold at Charles M. Kurtz estate sale (not bought by Mrs. Kurtz), 1910
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277-280
List of paintings in the Charles M. Kurtz collection and date acquired
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281-283
Prices from the Charles M. Kurtz estate sale, [February 24, 1910]
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284-286
Prices of paintings bought in by Mrs. C.M. Kurtz
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287
Inventory of paintings in Kurtz home, Sept. 27, 1910 [rewritten by Isabel Kurtz, c. 1980s]
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288-90
Inventory notes by Isabel Kurtz, 1989
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291
Appraisal of paintings in Kurtz collection, 1977
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292
List of paintings in Kurtz house and in storage, 1980-1986 with list of 19 transparencies
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293-307
5.2: Ledgers, 1877-1909
Description Container
Ledger-list of paintings offered for sale by Charles M. Kurtz with record of provenance, 1877-1909
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310-368
Financial Ledger containing information on paintings by Glasgow School, 1884-1909
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369-401
Financial Ledger "Charles M. Kurtz in Account with Catalogue Sales-Art Gallery" re: Southern Exposition at Louisville, Ky.--records of receipts from daily admissions, catalogue sales, and pictures sold; record of pictures sold to the Kentucky Polytechnic Society in 1883, and to individuals in 1884-1886, 1883-1886
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402-439
Letter from Secretary of American Art Association, Katharine Timpson re: error in statement of method for Prize Fund picture selection, October 29, 1885
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440-445
5.3: Art Related Expenses, 1884-1919, undated
Description Container
Art related expenses--miscellaneous receipts for expenses, pictures purchased, insurance values, estimate of repairs for frames and conservation by James Kelly; statement of sales of Glasgow pictures, undated, 1884-1919
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446-485
Art related expenses--promissary notes, list of miscellaneous pictures and valuations
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486-493
Art related expenses--receipts for pictures and purchases of decorative arts objects, 1890-1893
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494-509
Art related expenses, 1894
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510-523
Art related expenses--custom receipts, Glasgow and Danish School paintings, 1895
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524-546
Art related expenses--notes on buyers at Stewart sale, 1898 with purchase prices; amended estimate of account necessary for Department of Fine Arts, U.S. Commission to Paris Exposition of 1900, 1896-1899
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547-601
Art related expenses--list of Charles M. Kurtz pictures stored in St. Louis Art Museum with purchase date and price, insurance valuation and crate location list, 1900-1905
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602-638
Art related expenses--insurance policy, 1906-1910
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639-661
5.4: Miscellaneous Expenses, 1880-1948, undated
Description Container
Miscellaneous expenses--notebook mislabeled "Private Picture Business" is list of personal household possessions and supplies, undated
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662-679
Miscellaneous expenses--travel expense accounts, undated
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682-707
Miscellaneous expenses--estimates, receipts, lists of books and personal possessions, undated
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708-724
Miscellaneous expenses--accounts for personal living expenses, undated
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725-743
Miscellaneous expenses--invoice statements by Charles M. Kurtz listing articles he wrote for New York Tribune, 1880
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744-774
Miscellaneous expenses--invoices for engravings for American Academy Notes, 1881
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775-792
Miscellaneous expenses--nvoices for Academy Notes and New York Tribune with clippings of some articles written by Charles M. Kurtz interspersed, 1882
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793-835
Miscellaneous expenses--invoices for Academy Notes and for miscellaneous items, 1883-1885
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836-871
Miscellaneous expenses--notebook labeled "Catalogue Sales" and "The Art Gallery, Southern Exposition, Louisville, Ky.," and invoices, 1886-1890
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872-893
Miscellaneous expenses, 1891
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894-927
Miscellaneous expenses, 1892
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928-962
Miscellaneous expenses, 1893
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963-978
Miscellaneous expenses--financial statement, "Expense of Bringing Foreign Paintings to Exposition," 1895, and invoices, 1894-1896
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979-1000
Miscellaneous expenses, 1897
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1000-1029
Miscellaneous expenses--miscellaneous travel receipts, 1898-1899
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1030-1041
Miscellaneous expenses--receipts from Paris trip, 1900
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1042-1075
Miscellaneous expenses, 1901
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1076-1087
Miscellaneous expenses--expense accounts for travel on behalf of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, 1902-1905
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1088-1118
Miscellaneous expenses--invoice for cash advanced for the First Annual Exhibition of American Artists, Buffalo Fine Arts Academy, 1906-1909
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1119-1134
Miscellaneous expenses, 1908
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1135-1173
Miscellaneous expenses, 1909-1948
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1174-1187
Annotated checklist and catalogue of estate sale of Charles M. Kurtz collection with some prices
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398-516

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