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Oliver Ingraham Lay, Charles Downing Lay, and Lay family papers, 1789-2000, bulk circa 1870s-1996

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1.5: Family Business Records , 1810-1903

This subseries contains record books and various lists documenting Oliver Ingraham Lay's household expenses for the family's residences in New Rochelle, New York and Stratford, Connecticut. One notebook records the picture frames purchased by Lay for his paintings; included are a list of works of art sold and scattered receipts. A folder of loose receipts contains several items relating to Lay's business transactions on behalf of Alexander Lawrie.
Also found are a bill of sale to William Brown for property, miscellaneous receipts, Thomas Lee Gill's statement of expenses, and Mary Downing's handwritten bequest to Marian Wait Lay. An account ledger contains printed material, clippings, and reproductions.
Description Container Select
Record of Expenses, 1878-1903
3
9-12
Lists of Expenses, 1865-1886
3
13
Notebook of Frames Purchased, 1881-1889
3
14-15
Receipts, 1882-1898
3
16
Various Family Members, 1810-1890
3
17-21
Account Ledger, 1823-1826
3
22

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