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Subseries 9.7 | 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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9.7: Financial Records, 1926-1932

De Hauke sold and consigned works to individuals, galleries, and museums, and he also loaned works to galleries and museums such as the Cleveland Museum of Art, Downtown Gallery, Marie Harriman Gallery, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, and Saint Louis Art Museum for special exhibitions. Complex arrangements with shippers, packers, and customs officials were made through frequent correspondence. De Hauke documented sales in many ways, including by the name of the purchaser, as a daily transaction, and as consignments.
Some names of individuals and organizations that occur in many of the records include James St. L. O'Toole, gallery manager and assistant to de Hauke in New York, who wrote much of the correspondence on de Hauke's behalf, some of which is in French; Tom Grady, director of Modern Paintings, Inc., a Jacques Seligmann & Co. entity, the stock of which was partially owned by de Hauke as well; Alexis Delamare, shipping agent based in Le Havre, France; Lérondelle, packer and shipper in Paris; Hirshbach and Smith, customs agents and brokers in New York; and Germain Seligman, owner and director of Jacques Seligmann & Co., Inc. Often de Hauke and Seligman sold on commission works of art owned by Bernheim-Jeune.
The bulk of this series has been scanned with the exception of one item in Series 9.7.2.
9.7.1:Account and Ledger Books, 1926-1932
This subseries section houses a wide variety of account journals and ledgers including approval journals; bound invoices; a cashbook that includes a listing for a special loan to Germain Seligman; one purchase book; and one indexed sales book listing artwork sold by de Hauke & Co., Inc. Also found are two general ledger books that list financial transactions and expenses by various accounts, including payments to Jacques Seligmann & Co., Inc., for furniture and installation, general expense accounts, payments to galleries and individuals, and sales of works of art.
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Approval Journal no. 1, 1927-1932
408
1
Approval Journal no. 2, 1926-1929
408
2
Cashbook, 1926-1930
408
3
Purchase Book, 1926-1931
408
4
Sales Book, 1926-1931
408
5
Ledger, 1926-1928
409
1
Ledger, 1929-1930
409
2
9.7.2:Invoices and Balance Sheets, 1926-1932
This subseries section houses bound and loose invoices, including sales, consignment, and consular invoices and one volume of balance sheets and profit/loss statements. Similar to the invoices arranged in the Financial Files and Shipping Records (Series 7) of Jacques Seligmann & Co., Inc., the invoices are arranged in bound volumes chronologically and in loose format alphabetically by client. The bound and loose miscellaneous invoices are for sundry expenses. The consignment invoices and other documentation in the file detail works of art on consignment to the Paris office of Jacques Seligmann & Co. or to individual clients. The consular invoices were required by foreign governments for import to the United States, and every work of art had to be listed and declared for customs approval. All of the invoices contain important provenance information.
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Bound Invoices, 1926-1928
410
1
Bound Invoices, 1929-1930
411
1
Bound Miscellaneous Invoices, 1926-1930
412
1
Loose Invoices, A, 1926-1930
412
2
Loose Invoices, B, 1926-1930
412
3
Loose Invoices, C, 1926-1930
412
4
Loose Invoices, D, 1926-1930
412
5
Loose Invoices, E, 1926-1930
412
6
Loose Invoices, F, 1926-1930
412
7
Loose Invoices, G, 1926-1930
412
8
Loose Invoices, H, 1926-1930
412
9
Loose Invoices, I, 1926-1930
412
10
Loose Invoices, J, 1926-1930
412
11
Loose Invoices, L, 1926-1930
412
12
Loose Invoices, M, 1926-1930
413
1
Loose Invoices, N, 1926-1930
413
2
Loose Invoices, P, 1926-1930
413
3
Loose Invoices, R, 1926-1930
413
4
Loose Invoices, S, 1926-1930
413
5
Loose Invoices, T, 1926-1930
413
6
Loose Invoices, V, 1926-1930
413
7
Loose Invoices, Y, 1926-1930
413
8
Consignment Invoices to Jacques Seligmann & Fils, 1926-1932
413
9
Consignment Invoices to Clients, 1926-1932
413
10
Consular Invoices, 1926
413
11
Consular Invoices, 1927
413
12
Consular Invoices, 1928-1929
2 folders
413
13-14
Consular Invoices, 1930
413
15
Bound Balance Sheets and Profit/Loss Statements, 1926-1930
not scanned
414
1
9.7.3:Shipping and Customs Records, 1926-1930
Shipping records within this subseries reflect the high level of sales activity engaged in by de Hauke & Co., Inc., during the late 1920s and early 1930s. The shipping records provide useful documentation of the movement of works of art in Europe and to the United States. Complex arrangements with shippers, packers, and customs officials were arranged through frequent and detailed correspondence.
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Correspondence with Hirshbach & Smith, Customs Brokers, 1926-1927
415
1
Correspondence with Hirshbach & Smith, Customs Brokers, 1928
415
2
Correspondence with Hirshbach & Smith, Customs Brokers, 1929
415
3
Correspondence with Hirshbach & Smith, Customs Brokers, 1930
415
4
United States Customs Correspondence, 1926-1930
415
5
Correspondence and Shipping Records with R. Lérondelle, Shippers and Packagers, 1926-1928
415
6
Correspondence and Shipping Records with R. Lérondelle, Shippers and Packagers, 1929
416
1
Correspondence and Shipping Records with R. Lérondelle, Shippers and Packagers, 1930
416
2
General Shipping Correspondence and Receipts, A, 1926-1930
416
3
General Shipping Correspondence and Receipts, B, 1926-1930
416
4
General Shipping Correspondence and Receipts, C, 1926-1930
416
5
General Shipping Correspondence and Receipts, D, 1926-1930
416
6
General Shipping Correspondence and Receipts, Delamare, 1926-1930
416
7
General Shipping Correspondence and Receipts, E, 1926-1930
416
8
General Shipping Correspondence and Receipts, F, 1926-1930
416
9
General Shipping Correspondence and Receipts, G, 1926-1930
416
10
General Shipping Correspondence and Receipts, H, 1926-1930
416
11
General Shipping Correspondence and Receipts, K, 1926-1930
416
12
General Shipping Correspondence and Receipts, L,M,N, 1926-1930
416
13
General Shipping Correspondence and Receipts, P,R,S, 1926-1930
416
14
General Shipping Correspondence and Receipts, T,V, 1926-1930
416
15
Miscellaneous Shipping Receipts, 1926-1927, undated
416
16
Miscellaneous Lists and Correspondence Concerning Shipping and Packing, 1926-1930
416
17
9.7.4:Miscellaneous Financial Notes, 1927-1930
One file contains miscellaneous credit notes, lists, and other documentation regarding sales and banking transactions.
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Miscellaneous Financial Notes, 1927-1940
416
18

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