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Jacques Seligmann & Co. records, 1904-1978, bulk 1913-1974

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Series 7: Financial Files and Shipping Records, 1910-1977
30.5 linear feet
Boxes 290-357

This series houses the large and complex financial records of Jacques Seligmann & Co., Inc. Although primarily the records of the New York office under the direction of Germain Seligman, a few records of the Paris office are scattered throughout many of the subseries. Most of the financial records of subsidiary companies, such as de Hauke & Co., Inc., and Modern Paintings, Inc., are arranged with the appropriate series housing the records of those companies, except where ledgers and account books share entries for all the companies. Additional receipts, invoices, and other financial documentation are also interspersed throughout Correspondence (Series 1), Auction Files (Series 3), and the Inventory and Stock Files (Series 6).
Quite large and complex, the financial records contain comprehensive documentation of sales and purchases of both the New York and Paris offices. The records include fascinating and revealing information about sales, purchases, provenance, prices, clients, and shared commission sales with other dealers. Several subseries are of particular note. Purchase Receipts/Documentation (Series 7.1) houses a fairly complete set of documentation of the firm's purchases, including the 1937 acquisition of Madame Jacques Doucet's collection of Picassos, which included
Les Demoiselles d'Avignon.
Price Quote Notebooks (Series 7.3) is also interesting as it documents Germain Seligman's records of "sales calls," including commentary and notes about clients and their collecting interests. Many of the Invoice Books, Account Books and Ledgers (Series 7.8, 7.9, and 7.11, respectively) provide information about individual sales to clients as well as purchases. The earliest Invoice Book dates from 1910 and is from the Paris office; it contains lists of invoices detailing works of art sold to clients such as George Blumenthal, Condé Nast, Henry Walters, and other notable collectors.
This series contains a wide variety of financial records, and has been further arranged into eighteen subseries. The bulk of this series has been scanned with the exception of Series 7.7., and Series 7.12.-7.15. Blank pages of bound volumes have not been scanned and consequently there will be gaps in the page numbers of these volumes.
7.1: Purchase Receipts/Documentation, 1925-1973
7.2: "On Approval" Journals, 1913-1958
7.3: Price Quote Notebooks, 1935-1970
7.4: Consular Invoices, 1920-1953
7.5: Consignment Invoices, 1932-1950
7.6: Credit Notes and Memoranda, 1925-1978
7.7: General Invoices, 1933-1950, 1970-1977
7.8: Invoice Books, 1910-1972
7.9: Account Books, 1913-1953
7.10: Daily Journals, 1921-1952
7.11: Ledgers, 1913-1976
7.12: Audit Reports and Balance Sheets, 1913-1959
7.13: Banking Records, 1969-1978
7.14: Tax Records, 1913-1975
7.15: Insurance Policies and Records, 1926-1960
7.16: Shipping Records, 1923-1977
7.17: Paris Office Financial Records, 1913-1957, undated
7.18: Miscellaneous Financial Notes and Files, circa 1924-1950s
7.1:Purchase Receipts and Documentation, 1925-1973
This subseries houses receipt files for purchases made by the Paris and New York offices of Jacques Seligmann & Co. Inc., which provide a detailed overview of many of the firm's purchases from 1925 through 1973. The files contain a variety of receipts, invoices, notes, correspondence, bank transfers, and shipping invoices that document purchases, prices, and detailed physical descriptions of artworks, decorative art objects, and antiquities. Found here are important and often fascinating provenance information and documentation of negotiations, commissioned and shared sales, shipping, and banking transfers. For example, the 1937 purchase of Madame Jacques Doucet's collection of Picassos is well documented in these files. Many of the files also note on whose behalf a purchase is being made.
DescriptionContainer
Purchase Receipts, nos. 3268-4006, 1925 September-1927 December
290
1
Purchase Receipts, nos. 4043-4454, 1928 January-1929 January
290
2
Purchase Receipts, nos. 4455-4769, 1929 January-1929 December
290
3
Purchase Receipts, nos. 4786-5185, 1930-1931
290
4
Purchase Receipts, nos. 5265-6115, 1932-1935
290
5
Purchase Receipts, nos. 6156-6543, 1936 February-1937 December
290
6
Purchase Receipts, nos. 6549-7188, 1938 January-1942 December
290
7
Purchase Receipts, nos. 7190-7416, 1943 January-1946 October
290
8
Purchase Receipts, nos. 7413-7590, 1946 October-1947 November
290
9
Purchase Receipts, nos. 7698-7731, 1948 April-November
290
10
Purchase Receipts, nos. 7800-7826, 1949 March-July
291
1
Purchase Receipts, nos. 7872-7924, 1950
291
2
Purchase Receipts, nos. 7930-8022, 1950-1951
291
3
Purchase Receipts, nos. 8029-8124 (includes 8011), 1952
291
4
Purchase Receipts, nos. 8127-8233, 1953-1954
291
5
Purchase Receipts, nos. 8326-8257, 1954
291
6
Purchase Receipts, nos. 8270-8379, 1955
291
7
Purchase Receipts, nos. 8383-8406, 1956
291
8
Purchase Receipts, nos. 8407, 1956-1957
291
9
Purchase Receipts, nos. 8408, 1956-1957
291
10
Purchase Receipts, nos. 8421-8489, 1957
291
11
Purchase Receipts, nos. 8492-8519, 1958
291
12
Purchase Receipts, nos. 8521-8524, 1958-1959
292
1
Purchase Receipts, nos. 8529-8581, 1959-1960
292
2
Purchase Receipts, nos. 8584-8607, 1960
292
3
Purchase Receipts, nos. 8655, 1960-1961
292
4
Purchase Receipts, nos. 8608-8681, 1961
292
5
Purchase Receipts, nos. 8682-8711, 1962
292
6
Purchase Receipts, nos. 8713-8748, 1963
292
7
Purchase Receipts, nos. 8749-8763, 1964 January-May
292
8
Purchase Receipts, nos. 8764-8790, 1964 June-December
292
9
Purchase Receipts, nos. 8791-8813, 1965
292
10
Purchase Receipts, nos. 8812-8850, 1966
293
1
Purchase Receipts, nos. 8853-8870, 1967
293
2
Purchase Receipts, nos. 8871-8904, 1968
293
3
Purchase Receipts, nos. 8905-8932, 1969
293
4
Purchase Receipts, nos. 8933-8950, 1970
293
5
Purchase Receipts, nos. 8951-8968, 1971
293
6
Purchase Receipts, nos. 8979-8989, 1972
293
7
Purchase Receipts, nos. 8990-8996, 1973
293
8
7.2:"On Approval" Journals, 1913-1958
This subseries houses journals that list works of art sent out to clients "on approval" for sale and items received by the firm "on approval" for purchase. Information includes names of clients, such as museums, galleries, dealers, and individuals, titles of artwork or decorative art objects, and stock inventory numbers. Entries also indicate whether the piece was sold or returned, along with date of sale or return. Several of the journals also include name indexes in the front. Black entries appear to indicate items the firm sent out to clients for approval; red entries indicate items the firm received on approval. The last journal in the subseries exclusively lists "on approvals" for Paris and Geneva, 1926-1939 (Jacques Seligmann & Fils, Paris, and Jacques Seligmann & Co., Inc., Geneva).
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Journal, 1913-1920
294
1
Journal, 1921-1927
294
2
Journal, 1922-1928
294
3
Journal, 1928-1929
(contains scattered earlier entries dating from 1923-1927 in front of book)
294
4
Journal, 1930-1932
(contains scattered earlier entries dating from 1923-1929 in front of book)
294
5
Journal, 1939-1942
(contains scattered earlier entries dating from 1923-1938 in front of book)
294
6
Journal, 1932-1934
(contains scattered earlier entries dating from 1923-1931 in front of book)
295
1
Journal, 1934-1935
(contains scattered earlier entries dating from 1923-1933 in front of book)
295
2
Journal, 1935-1937
(contains scattered earlier entries dating from 1923-1934 in front of book)
295
3
Journal, 1940-1945
(contains scattered earlier entries dating from 1925-1935 in front of book)
295
4
Journal, 1949-1958
(contains scattered earlier entries dating from 1925-1948 in front of book)
295
5
1926-1939 Paris and Geneva
295
6
7.3:Price Quote Notebooks, 1935-1970
This subseries includes three dismantled notebooks of typed and handwritten notes documenting prices quoted to clients for specific works of art. Each notebook records dates and details of conversations, meetings, and correspondence with individual clients. The notebooks are divided into sections based on geographic area and either state, city, or city museum. These internal notes provide rich insight and important information about negotiations and clients' interests. Overall the notebooks document the building of many museum and private art collections within the United States.
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Notebook I, 1935-1949
7 folders
296
1-7
Notebook II, 1949-1957
2 folders
296
8-9
Notebook II, 1949-1957
6 folders
297
1-6
Notebook III, 1957-1970
5 folders
297
7-11
7.4:Consular Invoices, 1920-1953
This subseries houses consular invoices of the American Consulate General in Paris and Brussels that declare ownership in relation to tariffs and exporting works of art "more than 100 years old." These official government documents detail all works of art exported to the United States (or other countries) by Jacques Seligmann & Co., between 1920 and 1953. They provide important provenance information, such as physical description, (often in great detail), age, from whom acquired, date of acquisition, and assessed market value. They also contain information about shipping. The invoices provide researchers with a perspective of the overall quantity and nature of the firm's purchases and shipments for this period.
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Invoices, 1920
298
1
Invoices, January-August 1921
298
2
Invoices, August-December 1921
298
3
Invoices, 1922
298
4
Invoices, February-July 1923
298
5
Invoices, August-December 1923
298
6
Invoices, 1924
298
7
Invoices, January-September 1925
298
8
Invoices, October-December 1925
298
9
Invoices, January-August 1926
298
10
Invoices, September-December 1926
298
11
Invoices, 1927
299
1
Invoices, 1928
299
2
Invoices, 1929
299
3
Invoices, 1930
299
4
Invoices, 1931
299
5
Invoices, 1932
299
6
Invoices, 1933
299
7
Invoices, 1934
299
8
Invoices, 1935
299
9
Invoices, 1936
299
10
Invoices, 1937
299
11
Invoices, 1938
299
12
Invoices, 1939
299
13
Invoices, 1940-1953
299
14
7.5:Consignment Invoices, 1932-1950
This subseries houses notes, memoranda, correspondence, receipts, shipping receipts, insurance documents, scattered catalogs, and other documentation for works of art and antiquities on consignment either to Jacques Seligmann & Co. or from the firm for possible sale. The files contain scattered information about prices, price negotiations, sales, potential clients, commission percentages, exhibition arrangements, and provenance. The first group of files, 1932-1944, represent consignments to the firm and are arranged alphabetically by name of gallery, firm, or individual. The second, smaller group represents consignments from Jacques Seligmann & Co., 1933 to 1950. It is arranged chronologically.
7.5.1:To Jacques Seligmann & Co., 1932-1944
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A, 1932-1944
300
1
B, 1931-1946
300
2
C, 1932-1944
300
3
D, 1932-1944
300
4
E, 1932-1944
300
5
Exposition de New York, 1932-1935
300
6
F, 1932-1944
300
7
G, 1932-1944
300
8
H, 1932-1944
300
9
J, 1932-1944
300
10
K, 1932-1944
300
11
L, 1932-1944
300
12
M, 1932-1944
300
13
N, 1932-1944
300
14
O, 1932-1944
300
15
P, 1932-1944
300
16
R, 1932-1944
301
1
S, 1932-1944
301
2
T, 1932-1944
301
3
V, 1932-1944
301
4
W, 1932-1944
301
5
Y, 1932-1944
301
6
7.5.2:From Jacques Seligmann & Co., 1933-1950
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Invoices, 1933
301
7
Invoices, 1934-1935
301
8
Invoices, 1936-1939
301
9
Invoices, 1940
301
10
Invoices, Antiques, 1941-1950
301
11
Invoices, Paintings, Works of Art, etc., on Consignment for Sale, undated
bound notebook
301
12
7.6:Credit Notes and Memoranda, 1925-1978
This interesting subseries of financial records provides additional details concerning numerous sales and financial transactions of Jacques Seligmann & Co., in the form of correspondence, notes, and memoranda to clients. Although not all the firm's sales are represented in these files, some very important sales and provenance information are documented in these credit notes. Scattered throughout are also routine notes and correspondence concerning financial transactions other than the sale of artwork, particularly in the bound volumes arranged in the subseries. The bound letterpress volumes were originally filed with Correspondence (Series 1) but were refiled in this subseries because of the similar nature of the documents. Scattered throughout the bound volumes, however, are a few notes and letters that are slightly different in nature. The first bound volume is labeled "Mr. Germain's Private Book" but contains the same type of information as found in the credit notes. The name of the series is based upon the terminology used by Jacques Seligmann & Co. and can be defined as credits back to the firm's various accounts. Many of the notes also detail a "debit" on the same document.
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Loose Credit Notes, 1925
302
1
Loose Credit Notes, 1926 January-March
302
2
Loose Credit Notes, 1926 April-November
302
3
Loose Credit Notes, 1926 November-December
302
4
Loose Credit Notes, 1927 January-May
302
5
Loose Credit Notes, 1927 June-December
302
6
Loose Credit Notes, 1928
302
7
Loose Credit Notes, 1929-1931
302
8
Loose Credit Notes, 1932-1933
302
9
Loose Credit Notes, 1934
302
10
Loose Credit Notes, 1935
302
11
Loose Credit Notes, 1936
302
12
Loose Credit Notes, 1937
302
13
Loose Credit Notes, 1938
302
14
Loose Credit Notes, 1939
302
15
Loose Credit Notes, 1940-1941
302
16
Loose Credit Notes, 1942-1943
302
17
Loose Credit Notes, 1944-1946
302
18
Loose Credit Notes, 1947-1948
302
19
Loose Credit Notes, 1949
302
20
Loose Credit Notes, 1950
302
21
Loose Credit Notes, 1962-1966
302
22
Loose Credit Notes, 1970-1978
302
23
Bound Credit Notes, 1926-1936
not scanned
303
1
Bound Credit Notes (indexed), 1940-1948
not scanned
303
2
Bound Credit Notes, 1948-1955
not scanned
303
3
Bound Credit Notes, 1955-1961
not scanned
303
4
Bound Credit Notes, 1961-1967
not scanned
304
1
7.7:General Invoices, 1933-1950, 1970-1977
This subseries includes loose general invoices for incidental expenses such as packing, shipping, insuring, restoring, and framing associated with selling a work of art for individual clients and galleries.
DescriptionContainer
Invoices, 1933-1950
7 folders
Not scanned
305
1-7
Invoices, 1970-1971
21 folders
Not scanned
306
1-21
Invoices, 1972-1973
22 folders
Not scanned
307
1-22
Invoices, 1974-1977
27 folders
Not scanned
308
1-27
7.8:Invoice Books, 1910-1972
These bound volumes have copies of invoices to clients attached. Each includes an alphabetized index of names. Books are missing for the years 1926, January through November 1927, 1929, and January through September 1930. The invoices contained within the books are quite detailed and provide valuable information about sales to individual clients and galleries, purchase prices, commission percentages, and specific titles and descriptions of works of art.
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Invoices, 1910 June-1919 October
309
1
Invoices, 1919 October-1922 December
309
2
Invoices, 1923 January-1925 December
310
1
Invoices, 1927 December-1928 December
310
2
Invoices, 1930 October-1939 December
(includes two scattered entries from 1940-1941; sales from the liquidation of Modern Paintings, Inc., are found on page 50)
311
1
Invoices, 1939 May-1944 April
(appears to overlap with book listed above)
311
2
Invoices, 1944 May-1951 December
312
1
Invoices, 1951 October-1957 March
312
2
Invoices, 1957 April-1961 December
313
1
Invoices, 1962 January-1967 January
313
2
Invoices, 1967 January-1972 December
314
1
7.9:Account Books, 1913-1953
This subseries houses financial account books and journals that cover a wide variety of sales and purchase transactions and other costs associated with sales and purchases. The account books are arranged primarily according to the firm's record system of "credit" and "debit"; a few are organized according to "sales" and "purchases"; others are arranged according to specific genre or office. Within each set, the journals are arranged chronologically. Also found are
brouillard
,or scratch account books, which appear to contain temporary entries. Although duplicate, complex, and often difficult to read, the account books have valuable information about sales, purchases, consignments, travel, and general expenses. Most of the account books contain client names, dates of purchases and sales, prices, and titles of individual works of art. Some have name indexes.
7.9.1:Credits, 1921-1952
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Credits, 1921-1925
315
1
Credits, 1926-1927
315
2
Credits, 1928-1929
315
3
Credits, 1930-1943
315
4
Credits, 1943-1952
315
5
7.9.2:Debits, 1913-1952
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Debits, 1913-1915
316
1
Debits, 1921-1925
316
2
Debits, 1926-1927
316
3
Debits, 1928-1929
316
4
Debits, 1930-1943
316
5
Debits, 1943-1952
316
6
7.9.3:Credit and Debit, 1913-1953
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Credit and Debit, Paris, 1913-1920
317
1
Credit and Debit, 1947-1953
317
2
Credit and Debit, 1950-1953
317
3
7.9.4:Sales and Purchases, 1913-1929
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Sales, 1913-1920
317
4
Sales, 1924-1939
317
5
Purchases, 1914-1920
317
6
Purchases, 1924-1939
317
7
7.9.5:Miscellaneous Accounts, 1924-1953
DescriptionContainer
Tapestries, 1924-1932
318
1
Engel Collection and Duc d'Arenberg Collection, 1951-1953
318
2
Works of Art Inventory Valuations, 1947-1953
318
3
7.9.6:General Expenses, 1939-1952
DescriptionContainer
General Expenses and Sundries, 1939-1940, 1950-1952
318
4
General Expenses, 1940-1942
OV material housed in Box 321
318
5
General Expenses, 1946-1949
318
6
General Expenses, 1948-1952
OV material housed in Box 321
318
7
General Expenses, 1950-1952
(includes prints to Rico Lebrun)
318
8
General Expenses, 1940-1942
OV material scanned with Box 318, F5
321
General Expenses, 1948-1952
OV material scanned with Box 318, F7
321
7.9.7:
Brouillard
, Scratch Account Books, 1921-1945
DescriptionContainer
Credit, 1921-1926
319
1
Credit, 1927-1929
319
2
Credit, 1928-1929
319
3
Credit, 1929-1945
319
4
Debit, 1921-1926
319
5
Debit, 1923-1924
319
6
Debit, 1926-1927
319
7
Debit, 1927-1929
320
1
Debit, 1929-1934
320
2
Debit, 1930
320
3
Debit, 1931
320
4
Debit, 1932
320
5
7.10:Daily Journals, 1921-1952
The daily journal entries in this subseries cover a wide variety of financial transfers and transactions, such as salaries, general expenses, insurance, travels, account transfers, purchases, sales, etc.
DescriptionContainer
Journal, 1921-1925
322
1
Journal (
Brouillard/
Scratch Account Books), 1926-1927
322
2
Journal, 1926-1927
322
3
Journal, 1928-1929
322
4
Journal, 1930-1931
322
5
Journal, 1931-1933
323
1
Journal, 1934-1936
323
2
Journal, 1937-1939
323
3
Journal, 1940-1946
323
4
Journal, 1946-1952
323
5
7.11:Ledgers, 1913-1976
This subseries houses various ledgers, including general ledgers of accounts, sales ledgers, general combined ledgers, client account ledgers, and a special ledger for a contract dated July 8, 1940, among Germain Seligman, César M. de Hauke, and Robert M. Levy.
7.11.1:General Ledgers of Accounts, 1913-1952
This subseries houses ledgers divided into various accounts for Jacques Seligmann & Co., Inc., Jacques Seligmann & Fils (Paris company), sales account, loan account, Germain Seligman account, Modern Paintings, Inc., account, suspense account, cash account, commission account, J. P. Morgan account, Fifth Avenue Bank, New York, account, tax account, and additional special client accounts. Of special interest in each ledger is the works of art account, which provides lists of works bought or sold. The accounts documented in the ledgers vary somewhat from year to year. Most of the ledgers have an alphabetized index of the accounts. The last two ledgers from the early to mid-1970s are somewhat different in composition, including not only various account transactions but also more routine accounting data, such as taxes, accounts payable and receivable, salaries, etc. Note that there are no general ledgers for 1942-1943, 1953-1969, or 1972-1973.
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Ledgers, 1913-1920
324
1
Ledgers, 1921-1925
325
1
Ledgers, 1926-1927
325
2
Ledgers, 1928-1929
326
1
Ledgers, 1930
326
2
Ledgers, 1931
327
1
Ledgers, 1932-1933
327
2
Ledgers, 1934-1935
327
3
Ledgers, 1936-1937
328
1
Ledgers, 1938-1939
328
2
Ledgers, 1940-1941
328
3
Ledgers, 1944-1946
329
1
Ledgers, 1947-1950
329
2
Ledgers, 1951-1952
329
3
Ledgers, 1970-1971
2 folders
330
1-2
Ledgers, 1974-1975
2 folders
330
3-4
7.11.2:Sales Ledgers, 1931-1973
In this subseries are two disbound sales ledgers covering 1931-1947 and 1949-1973, arranged alphabetically by name of client and listing each sale. Many sales to museums are listed according to a particular individual associated with the museum. Many entries also note from whom the work was acquired.
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A-D, 1931-1947
331
1
E-K, 1931-1947
331
2
L-P, 1931-1947
331
3
R-Z, 1931-1947
331
4
A-D, 1949-1973
331
5
E-L, 1949-1973
331
6
M-R, 1949-1973
332
1
S-Z, 1949-1973
332
2
7.11.3:General Combined Ledgers, 1926-1976
This subseries houses general combined ledgers, which list all financial transactions by month. The ledger for 1926-1928 is bound; the others have been disbound for storage. Ledgers for 1929 and 1948 are missing.
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Ledgers, 1926-1928
333
1
Ledgers, 1930-1938
334
1
Ledgers, 1939-1947
335
1
Ledgers, 1949-1952
336
1
Ledgers, 1953-1955
336
2
Ledgers, 1956-1960
337
1
Ledgers, 1961-1963
337
2
Ledgers, 1964-1973
338
1
Ledgers, 1974-1976
339
1
7.11.4:Client Accounts' Ledger, 1913-1920
The valuable indexed ledger in this subseries lists the accounts for each client and details works of art sold and prices.
DescriptionContainer
Client Accounts' Ledger, 1913-1920
340
1
7.11.5:Special Account Ledger, 1940-1942
DescriptionContainer
Ledger: Jacques Seligmann & Co., Inc., Subject of Contract dated July 8, 1940, Between Germain Seligman, César M. de Hauke, and Robert M. Levy, 1940-1942
340
2
7.12:Audit Reports and Balance Sheets, 1913-1959
This subseries includes audit reports and balance sheets for Jacques Seligmann & Co., Inc., de Hauke & Co., Inc., and Modern Paintings, Inc.
DescriptionContainer
Balance Sheets, 1913-1920
not scanned
341
1
Balance Sheets, 1920
not scanned
341
2
Audit Reports and Balance Sheets, 1924-1947
Not scanned
341
3
Audit Reports and Balance Sheets, 1948, 1952-1959
not scanned
341
4
7.13:Banking Records, 1969-1978
In this subseries are bank statements and canceled checks for various accounts with the Bank of New York, Bankers Trust Company, Morgan Grenfell & Co., Ltd., and Morgan Guaranty Trust.
DescriptionContainer
Bank of New York, nos. 04-4040, 1969 December-1971 June
6 folders
Not scanned
342
1-6
Bank of New York, nos. 04-4040, 1971 July-1972 December
6 folders
Not scanned
343
1-6
Bank of New York, nos. 04-4040, 1973 January-1974 July
6 folders
Not scanned
344
1-6
Bank of New York, nos. 04-4040, 1974 August-1976 September
6 folders
Not scanned
345
1-6
Bank of New York, nos. 04-4040, 1976 September-1977 November
3 folders
Not scanned
346
1-3
Bank of New York, nos. 04-4032, 1970-1977
not scanned
346
4
Bank of New York, nos. 02-5550, 1969-1978
not scanned
346
5
Bankers Trust Company, 1970-1972
not scanned
346
6
Bankers Trust Company, 1973-1977
not scanned
347
1
Morgan Grenfell & Co., Ltd., 1969-1977
not scanned
347
2
Morgan Guaranty Trust Correspondence, 1969-1977, undated
3 folders
Not scanned
347
3-5
Morgan Guaranty Trust, no. 055-95-055, 1969-1975
not scanned
347
6
Morgan Guaranty Trust, Dollar Account, 1970-1975
not scanned
347
7
Morgan Guaranty Trust, Financial Franc Account, 1971-1977
not scanned
347
8
Morgan Guaranty Trust, Foreign Franc Accounts, 1970-1974
not scanned
347
9
7.14:Tax Records, 1913-1975
This subseries houses federal, state, and city tax returns and supporting documentation.
DescriptionContainer
Federal Capital Stock, 1918-1935
not scanned
348
1
Federal Corporation Income, 1913, 1917-1923
not scanned
348
2
Federal Corporation Income, 1924-1933
not scanned
348
3
Federal Corporation Income, 1963-1968
not scanned
348
4
Federal Corporation Income, 1970
not scanned
348
5
Federal Corporation Income, 1971
not scanned
348
6
Federal Corporation Income, 1972
not scanned
348
7
Federal Corporation Income, 1973
not scanned
348
8
Federal Corporation Income, 1974
not scanned
348
9
Federal Corporation Income, 1975
not scanned
348
10
Federal Annual Information/Income Tax to Be Paid at Source, 1920-1924, 1926-1929
not scanned
349
1
Federal Annual Information/Income Tax to Be Paid at Source, 1930-1935
not scanned
349
2
Federal Special Reports and Appeals, 1918-1926
not scanned
349
3
Federal Special Reports and Appeals, 1927-1929
not scanned
349
4
Federal Special Reports and Appeals, 1930-1937
not scanned
349
5
Federal Certificates of Aliens Claiming Residency, 1925-1936
not scanned
349
6
Federal Foreign Funds Control Reports, 1937-1948, undated
not scanned
349
7
New York City Capital Stock, 1913-1917
not scanned
350
1
New York City Excise Tax, 1933-1934
not scanned
350
2
New York City Sales Tax, 1934-1935
not scanned
350
3
New York City Miscellaneous Documentation, 1935-1951
not scanned
350
4
New York State Franchise Tax, 1918-1935
not scanned
350
5
New York State Sales Tax, 1933-1934
not scanned
350
6
New York State Tax Withheld at Source, 1920-1929
not scanned
350
7
New York State Tax Withheld at Source, 1930-1935
not scanned
350
8
New York State Certificates of Residency, 1924-1936
not scanned
350
9
Miscellaneous Documentation, undated
not scanned
350
10
7.15:Insurance Policies and Records, 1926-1960
In this subseries are insurance policies and contracts, record books, and miscellaneous documents related to the firm's stock, shipping, and overall business.
DescriptionContainer
Insurance Book for Stock, 1929-1939
not scanned
351
1
Insurance Book for Stock, circa 1939-1949
not scanned
351
2
Transit Insurance Book, 1926 October-1930 June
not scanned
352
1
Transit Insurance Book, 1930 July-1931 December
not scanned
352
2
Transit Insurance Book, 1932 January-1934 July
not scanned
352
3
Transit Insurance Book, 1934 August-1937 March
not scanned
352
4
Transit Insurance Book, 1937 April-1941 September
not scanned
352
5
Policy Contracts, 1948-1960
5 folders
Not scanned
353
1-5
Miscellaneous Insurance Related Correspondence, 1931-1933
not scanned
353
6
Miscellaneous Insurance Related Lists, 1939-1947, undated
not scanned
353
7
Miscellaneous Insurance Related Notes Regarding Price Changes, 1942
not scanned
353
8
Miscellaneous Insurance Related Notes Regarding Marine Insurance, 1938-1939
not scanned
353
9
7.16:Shipping Records, 1923-1977
This subseries houses records, receipts, logs, and related correspondence concerning shipping artwork to and from Europe and within the United States.
DescriptionContainer
Shipping Log Book, Jacques Seligmann & Fils, Paris, 1923-1925
354
1
Transatlantic Shipping Log Book, circa 1930-1935
354
2
Miscellaneous Bills of Lading, 1926
354
3
Shipping Log, 1938-1939
354
4
Shipping Correspondence with Jean Davrey, 1957-1959
354
5
Shipping Correspondence, 1957
354
6
Shipping Correspondence with Colnaghi & Co., Ltd., 1958-1968
354
7
Shipping Correspondence, 1961
354
8
Shipping Correspondence, 1961-1962
354
9
Shipping Correspondence, 1965
354
10
Shipping Receipts, 1947-1952
355
1
Shipping Receipts, 1963-1977
5 folders
355
2-6
Exhibitions, 1966-1970
3 folders
355
7-9
7.17:Paris Office Financial Records, 1913-1957, undated
This small subseries houses financial records of the Paris office. It includes credit notes, invoices, statements, lists, consignment invoices, approval notes, lists of sales, and miscellaneous notes. The files primarily document sales and accounts of the Paris office. Of particular interest is a list of sales to Henry Walters between 1913 and 1917 and a general list of sales between 1926 and 1929, which includes the names of many notable collectors.
DescriptionContainer
Sales, 1913-1929
356
1
Statements, Invoices, Credit Notes, 1926-1927
356
2
Statements, Invoices, Credit Notes, 1928-1929
356
3
Statements, Invoices, Credit Notes, 1930
356
4
Statements, Invoices, Credit Notes, 1931
356
5
Statements, Invoices, Credit Notes, 1932
356
6
Statements, Invoices, Credit Notes, 1933
356
7
Statements, Invoices, Credit Notes, 1934
356
8
Statements, Invoices, Credit Notes, 1935
356
9
Statements, Invoices, Credit Notes, 1936
356
10
Statements, Invoices, Credit Notes, 1937
356
11
Statements, Invoices, Credit Notes, 1938-1939
356
12
Statements, Invoices, Credit Notes, circa 1943-1945
356
13
Statements, Invoices, Credit Notes, 1956-1957
356
14
Consignment Invoices and Approval Notes, 1933-1936
356
15
Consignment Invoices and Approval Notes, 1937-1939
356
16
Miscellaneous Notes, undated
356
17
7.18:Miscellaneous Financial Notes and Files, circa 1924-1950s, undated
This small subseries houses miscellaneous lists, statements, and notes concerning financial matters. A few files concern special accounts for artworks held jointly with other family members, such as Georges Seligmann. There are also two files containing financial information about consignment sales of tapestries with Georges Haardt & Co. Most of the remaining files contain miscellaneous lists and financial information. The folder for "Miscellaneous Lists of Sales and Inventory, 1924-1943" includes inventories of Modern Paintings, Inc. from 1938 and 1940.
DescriptionContainer
Statements, "Nouvelle Société" and Georges Seligmann, 1940-1944
357
1
Family Loans and Royalties, 1927-1950s
357
2
Statements and Notes, Georges Haardt, 1927-1934
357
3
Statements and Notes, Georges Haardt, 1935-1939
357
4
Miscellaneous Lists of Sales and Inventory, 1924-1943, undated
357
5
Miscellaneous Notes and Statements, circa 1930s-1950
4 folders
357
6-9
Miscellaneous Notes, Commissions, 1928-1950, undated
357
10
Miscellaneous Notes, Expenses, 1925-1938
not scanned due to condition
357
11
Miscellaneous Notes, Price Quotes, 1927-1944, undated
357
12
Miscellaneous Notes, Real Estate, 1933-1934
357
13
Miscellaneous Notes, Bills Not Entered, 1939-1950
357
14

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