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Subseries 7.11 | A Finding Aid to the Jacques Seligmann & Co. records, 1904-1978, bulk 1913-1974 | Digitized Collection

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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.
The bulk of this series has been scanned. Ledgers from 1970-1975 are partially scanned: details of routine transactions, such as building maintenance, utilities, and payroll related taxes have not been scanned.
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.
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Client Accounts' Ledger, 1913-1920
340
1
7.11.5:Special Account Ledger, 1940-1942
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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

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