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Douglas Volk and Leonard Wells Volk papers, circa 1858-1965, 2008, bulk circa 1870-1935

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1.5: Financial Records , 1873-1953
2.5 Linear feet
Boxes 7-9

Financial records document primarily routine, but also art-related, expenses. They include bank statements and canceled checks, some of which record payments to art and professional organizations such as the Architectural League, the Arts Club of Washington, the National Arts Club, the National Sculpture Society, and the Society of Mural Painters, as well as to individuals including William M. Post, John Wanamaker, Russell Cowles, Karl von Rydingsvard, R. Whalen, and others. The canceled checks are supplemented by, and in some cases can be cross-referenced with, check records which consist primarily of check book stubs recording deposits and withdrawals on Volk's account, including art-related transactions.
Also found are three personal account books which contain daily entries for food, clothes, rent, travel (to Paris, Dournanez, Versailles, Barbizon, and elsewhere), entertainment and painting incidentals including canvas, varnish, crayons, colors, paint boxes, sketchbooks, easels, brushes, photographs, and other items. The books also have scattered notes on galleries and cathedrals, and several sketches, as well as notations of interest such as a December 1873 note about a banquet for Volk's teacher Jean-Léon Gérôme and an October 1873 note about dinner with another teacher, Leon Bonnat.
Bills and receipts include a 1914 certificate acknowledging receipt by the Chicago Historical Society of Volk's gift of the life mask of Stephen. A. Douglas, made in Chicago by his father (Replica 4th original). Tax records include some information about Volk's professional expenses in the early 1920s. Insurance records are both routine and art-related.
Two Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc. auction catalogs document sales of Lincoln memorabilia, including that belonging to Jessie Volk in 1953. Records of the sales include correspondence and lists of items sold and buyers.
Description Container Select
Account Book, 1873 August 27-1875 January 1
7
1
Account Book , 1895 October 12-1899 July
7
2
Account Book , 1910 November 1-1916 November 1
7
3
Bank Statements and Canceled Checks, 1895-1900
7
4
Bank Statements and Canceled Checks, 1906-1907
7
5
Bank Statements and Canceled Checks, 1912-1914
7
6
Bank Statements and Canceled Checks, 1917-1918
7
7-10
Bank Statements and Canceled Checks, 1920-1929
7
11-33
Bank Statements and Canceled Checks, 1929-1935
8
1-7
Bills and Receipts, 1896-1925
8
8
Bills and Receipts, 1926-1936
8
9
Check Records, circa 1893-circa 1935
8
10
Check Records, 1893-1894
8
11
Check Records, 1894-1895
8
12
Check Records, 1895-1896
8
13
Check Records, 1899-1900
8
14
Check Records, 1903-1904
8
15
Check Records, 1907-1908
8
16
Check Records, 1908-1910
8
17
Check Records, 1910-1911
8
18
Check Records, 1912-1913
8
19
Check Records, 1913-1914
8
20
Check Records, 1914
8
21
Check Records, 1917
8
22
Check Records, 1919
8
23
Check Records, 1925-1927
8
24
Check Records, 1925-1926
8
25
Check Records, 1926-1927
9
1
Check Records , 1928-1929
9
2
Check Records , 1929
9
3
Check Records, 1929-1930
9
4
Check Records, 1930-1931
9
5
Check Records, 1931-1933
9
6
Check Records, 1933-1935
9
7
Insurance, General and Life, 1913-1925
9
8
Insurance, H. Mosenthal & Son., Inc., 1924-1925
9
9
Insurance, Herbert M. Smith, 1925
9
10
Lease and Mortgage Records, 1925-1926
9
11
Miscellaneous Expenses, circa 1900-circa 1930
9
12
Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., Sales, 1952-1953
9
13
Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., Sales, 1952-1953
9
14
Tax Records, 1917-1934
9
15
Wendell Volk, Account Book, 1906-1907
9
16
Wendell Volk, Insurance Records, 1929-1930
9
17

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