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Subseries 7.1 | A Finding Aid to the Jacques Seligmann & Co. records, 1904-1978, bulk 1913-1974 | Digitized Collection

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

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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.
The files are arranged by the firm's inventory numbering system, and the numbers can be cross-indexed with the Inventory and Stock Files (Series 6) and other series referencing the same inventory numbers. Note that many of the inventory numbers do not appear in the purchase receipts, and it is unclear whether they were not used or represent a gap in the documentation. Much of the documentation is in English, although some is in French and German.
This series has been scanned in entirety.
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

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