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Martin Birnbaum papers, 1862-1967, bulk 1920-1967

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Series 4: Business Records , 1918-1967
0.15 Linear feet
Box 2

Business records include financial records, a folder of descriptions of specific artwork with their appraisal and sale values, and legal records.
Financial records comprise bills, canceled checks, and receipts and statements for artwork bought and sold from and to galleries, individuals, and museums in the United States and Europe. These records also document gifts Birnbaum made to the Metropolitan Musem of Art and others.
Legal records consist of a loan agreement between Stevenson Scott and Birnbaum (1916); a signed, handwritten land agreement between Birnbaum and Prince Louis Ferdinand d'Orleans of Bourbon (1938); a copy of the will of Alfred B. Potterton (1940); and a copy of Birnbabum's deposition on the value of an Eli Nadelman bust of Jane Wallach (1958).
One folder documents Birnbaum's involvement with the Professional Children's School in the mid-1960s. Birnbaum made financial contributions to the school and served on its Board of Trustees.
Description Container Select
Artwork Appraisals/Descriptions, 1940s
3
17
Financial Records , 1918-1967
3
18-21
Legal Records , 1916-1958
3
22
Professional Children's School Records, 1964-1967
3
23

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