Avery Drawings & Archives Collections
 

Percy and Harold D. Uris papers, 1901-2003

Series 4. Ruth Uris Papers, 1954-1997

The series has correspondence, financial records, employee payroll information, and other papers related to Ruth Uris. In the correspondence subseries, there are materials describing Mrs. Uris's personal interests, finances, and residential activities. The financial records detail her investments, individual expenses, tax issues, and other fiscal matters. Payroll tax records and related documents have to do with domestic staff under her employ. In addition, there are legal documents, insurance papers, and correspondence about her estate.

Arranged by type

Ruth Chinitz Uris was born on June 23, 1909 in Manhattan, the daughter of Aaron and Rose (Sadowsky) Chinitz. Ruth attended Smith College and married Harold D. Uris on July 14, 1935. She had four daughters: Judith Haber, Susan Halpern, Linda Sanger, and Jane Bayard and eight grandchildren. Ruth served as chairwoman of the Uris Brothers Foundation and continued the philanthropic endeavors of her husband, Harold. Ruth Uris died on March 19, 1996 in New York City.

Subseries 4.1. Correspondence

1953-1997

Consists of correspondence, insurance papers, financial records, legal documents, bills, statements, and other materials related to Ruth Uris and her subsequent estate. These documents explain Mrs. Uris's insurance coverage, personal assets, recreational activities, and residencies at the Hotel Pierre in New York City and in Palm Beach, Florida. The records from her estate describe payments of outstanding bills, canceling of insurance, and disposition of financial matters. Also included are copies of family birth certificates.

Alphabetical, then chronological

Box 43: Folder 28 Automobile Policy 1974-1979
Box 43: Folder 29 Bank of New York: Custom Banking 1991, undated
Box 43: Folder 30 Birth Certificates 1953-1966
Box 43: Folder 31 Breakers Row Apartment, Flagler System, Inc., Palm Beach, Florida 1979-1985
Box 43: Folder 32-34 Christmas Gifts: Hotel Pierre 1982-1995
Box 43: Folder 35-36 Confirmations Re: Bond Portfolio 1971-1995
Box 43: Folder 37-40 Estate of Ruth Uris 1996-1997
Box 43: Folder 41-42 Insurance 1988-1995
Box 43: Folder 43-45 Insurance: Chubb 1989-1995
Box 44: Folder 1 Insurance: Cooperative Policy 1995-1996
Box 44: Folder 2 Insurance: Fire, Vandalism, and Malicious Mischief on Rents (Hotel Pierre) 1962-1982
Box 44: Folder 3-5 Insurance: Homeowners Tenants Coverage 1988-1995
Box 44: Folder 6 Insurance: New York Disability 1994-1996
Box 44: Folder 7-9 Insurance: Personal Articles Floater 1988-1996
Box 44: Folder 10 Insurance: The St. Paul 1982-1985
Box 44: Folder 11-12 Insurance: Umbrella (Personal) 1988-1995
Box 44: Folder 13 Insurance: Workers Compensation 1988-1990
Box 44: Folder 14-16 Insurance: Workers Compensation 1991-1996
Box 44: Folder 17 Inta-Boro Car Service 1990
Box 44: Folder 18 Invitations 1986-1987
Box 44: Folder 19 Palm Beach Country Club 1984-1987
Box 44: Folder 20-23 Palm Beach Towers, 44 Cocoanut Row, Palm Beach, Florida 1990-1996
Box 44: Folder 24-27 The Pierre: 795 Fifth Avenue Corporation 1971-1993
Box 44: Folder 28 Quaker Ridge Golf Club 1982-1987

Subseries 4.2. Financial Records

1975-1996

Contains documents regarding Ruth Uris's personal finances. Includes investment account summaries, paid invoices, tax returns, bank statements, accounting work sheets, correspondence, bound ledgers, checkbook stubs, and other monetary records. These records were primarily generated by the banks, accountants, and other financial institutions handling Ruth Uris's assets and expenses from 1976 to 1996.

Arrangement is by type

4.2.1. Investment Accounts 1975-1996

Comprised of transaction records, bank statements, account summaries, accountant's work sheets, and correspondence regarding the status of Ruth Uris's investment accounts at different financial institutions. The institutions include the Bank of New York, Irving Trust Company, Citibank, and First National City Bank (FNCB).

Reverse chronological

Box 44: Folder 29 Bank of New York 1996
Box 44: Folder 30 Bank of New York: Investment Counsel Account 1996
Box 44: Folder 31 Bank of New York: Investment Management Account 1996
Box 44: Folder 32 Bank of New York 1995
Box 44: Folder 33 Bank of New York: Investment Counsel Account 1995
Box 44: Folder 34-35 Bank of New York: Investment Management Account 1995
Box 44: Folder 36 Bank of New York: Ruth Uris Trust U/W 1995
Box 44: Folder 37 Bank of New York 1994
Box 45: Folder 1 Bank of New York: Investment Counsel Account 1994
Box 45: Folder 2-3 Bank of New York: Investment Management Account 1994
Box 45: Folder 4 Bank of New York: Ruth Uris Trust U/W 1994
Box 45: Folder 5 Bank of New York 1993
Box 45: Folder 6 Bank of New York: Investment Counsel Account 1993
Box 45: Folder 7-8 Bank of New York: Investment Management Account 1993
Box 45: Folder 9 First Union National Bank of Florida 1992
Box 45: Folder 10 Irving Trust Company: Ruth Uris Trust U/W 1985
Box 45: Folder 11-14 Irving Trust Company: Investment Account 1979-1982
Box 45: Folder 15-17 Citibank: Investment Account 1976-1978
Box 45: Folder 18 First National City Bank (FNCB) 1975
4.2.2. Paid Bills 1982-1996

Paid invoices for various expenses incurred by Ruth Uris from 1982 to 1996. These everyday expenditures include utilities, insurance premiums, tax payments, living expenses, charitable contributions, transportation, legal fees, accounting services, leisure activities, healthcare, and other personal bills.

Chronological, then alphabetical

Box 45: Folder 19 American Express 1982
Box 45: Folder 20 B 1982
Box 45: Folder 21 Delroy Limousines Limited 1982
Box 45: Folder 22 Equitable Travel Service, Inc. 1982
Box 45: Folder 23 F 1982
Box 45: Folder 24 Guggenheimer & Untermyer 1982
Box 45: Folder 25 H 1982
Box 45: Folder 26 Harmonie Club 1982
Box 45: Folder 27 Jimmy's Car Service 1982
Box 45: Folder 28 New York Telephone 1982
Box 45: Folder 29 Palm Beach Country Club 1982
Box 45: Folder 30 The Pierre 1982
Box 45: Folder 31 Quaker Ridge Golf Club 1982
Box 45: Folder 32 Southern Bell 1982
Box 45: Folder 33 B 1983
Box 45: Folder 34 Delroy Limousines Limited 1983
Box 45: Folder 35 F. R. Tripler 1983
Box 45: Folder 36 Flagler System, Inc. 1983
Box 45: Folder 37 Guggenheimer & Untermyer 1983
Box 45: Folder 38 Hamilton Air 1983
Box 45: Folder 39 Harmonie Club 1983
Box 45: Folder 40 J 1983
Box 45: Folder 41 Merlin Car & Truck Rental 1983
Box 45: Folder 42 New York Telephone 1983
Box 45: Folder 43 Palm Beach Country Club 1983
Box 45: Folder 44 The Pierre 1983
Box 45: Folder 45 Quaker Ridge Golf Club 1983
Box 45: Folder 46 Richard A. Eisner & Company 1983
Box 45: Folder 47 Southern Bell 1983
Box 45: Folder 48 The Breakers 1984
Box 45: Folder 49 Delroy Limousines Limited 1984
Box 45: Folder 50 Eastern Air Lines, Inc. 1984
Box 45: Folder 51 Flagler System, Inc. 1984
Box 45: Folder 52 Guggenheimer & Untermyer 1984
Box 45: Folder 53 Harmonie Club 1984
Box 45: Folder 54 Insurance 1984
Box 45: Folder 55 Jimmy's Limo Service 1984
Box 45: Folder 56 Merlin Car & Truck Rental 1984
Box 45: Folder 57 New York Telephone 1984
Box 45: Folder 58 Palm Beach Country Club 1984
Box 45: Folder 59 The Pierre 1984
Box 45: Folder 60 Quaker Ridge Golf Club 1984
Box 45: Folder 61 Richard A. Eisner & Company 1984
Box 45: Folder 62 Southern Bell 1984
Box 46: Folder 1 AT&T 1985
Box 46: Folder 2 The Breakers 1985
Box 46: Folder 3 Delroy Limousines Limited 1985
Box 46: Folder 4 Flagler System, Inc. 1985
Box 46: Folder 5 G 1985
Box 46: Folder 6 H 1985
Box 46: Folder 7 Insurance 1985
Box 46: Folder 8 Merlin Car & Truck Rental 1985
Box 46: Folder 9 New York Telephone 1985
Box 46: Folder 10 Palm Beach Country Club 1985
Box 46: Folder 11 The Pierre 1985
Box 46: Folder 12 Quaker Ridge Golf Club 1985
Box 46: Folder 13 Richard A. Eisner & Company 1985
Box 46: Folder 14 Southern Bell 1985
Box 46: Folder 15 AT&T 1986
Box 46: Folder 16 The Breakers 1986
Box 46: Folder 17 Delroy Limousines Limited 1986
Box 46: Folder 18 Delta Mechanical Corp. 1986
Box 46: Folder 19 Flagler System, Inc. 1986
Box 46: Folder 20 G 1986
Box 46: Folder 21 H 1986
Box 46: Folder 22 Harmonie Club 1986
Box 46: Folder 23 I 1986
Box 46: Folder 24 Insurance 1986
Box 46: Folder 25 Merlin Car & Truck Rental 1986
Box 46: Folder 26 New York Telephone 1986
Box 46: Folder 27 Out-Of-Town Newspapers 1986
Box 46: Folder 28 Palm Beach Country Club 1986
Box 46: Folder 29 The Pierre 1986
Box 46: Folder 30 Quaker Ridge Golf Club 1986
Box 46: Folder 31 Richard A. Eisner & Company 1986
Box 46: Folder 32 Southern Bell 1986
Box 46: Folder 33 U 1986
Box 46: Folder 34 A 1987
Box 46: Folder 35 B 1987
Box 46: Folder 36 C 1987
Box 46: Folder 37 Del Bove Market 1987
Box 46: Folder 38 Delroy Limousines Limited 1987
Box 46: Folder 39 Harmonie Club 1987
Box 46: Folder 40 Herzfeld & Rubin, P.C. 1987
Box 46: Folder 41 Insurance 1987
Box 46: Folder 42 M 1987
Box 46: Folder 43 N 1987
Box 46: Folder 44 New York Telephone 1987
Box 46: Folder 45 The Pierre 1987
Box 46: Folder 46 Quaker Ridge Golf Club 1987
Box 46: Folder 47 Richard A. Eisner & Company 1987
Box 46: Folder 48 Rosedale Fish Market 1987
Box 46: Folder 49 SmithKline Bio-Science Laboratories 1987
Box 46: Folder 50 Tepper Galleries, Inc. 1987
Box 46: Folder 51 W.G. Lemmon, Ltd. 1987
Box 46: Folder 52 A 1988
Box 46: Folder 53 Christmas Gratuities 1988
Box 46: Folder 54 Del Bove Market 1988
Box 46: Folder 55 Delroy Limousines Limited 1988
Box 46: Folder 56 Feit & Ahrens 1988
Box 46: Folder 57 H 1988
Box 46: Folder 58 Harmonie Club 1988
Box 46: Folder 59 I 1988
Box 46: Folder 60 Insurance 1988
Box 46: Folder 61 M 1988
Box 46: Folder 62 N 1988
Box 46: Folder 63 New York Telephone 1988
Box 46: Folder 64 Oberlin College 1988
Box 46: Folder 65 The Pierre 1988
Box 46: Folder 66 Richard A. Eisner & Company 1988
Box 46: Folder 67 A 1989
Box 46: Folder 68 Christmas Gratuities 1989
Box 46: Folder 69 D 1989
Box 46: Folder 70 Delroy Limousines Limited 1989
Box 46: Folder 71 F 1989
Box 46: Folder 72 I 1989
Box 46: Folder 73 Insurance 1989
Box 46: Folder 74 LILCO 1989
Box 46: Folder 75 Manhattan Cable Television 1989
Box 46: Folder 76 N 1989
Box 46: Folder 77 New York Telephone 1989
Box 46: Folder 78 The Pierre 1989
Box 46: Folder 79 Richard A. Eisner & Company 1989
Box 46: Folder 80 S 1989
Box 46: Folder 81 A 1990
Box 46: Folder 82 Bank of New York 1990
Box 46: Folder 83 C 1990
Box 46: Folder 84 D 1990
Box 46: Folder 85 Delroy Limousines Limited 1990
Box 46: Folder 86 Harmonie Club 1990
Box 46: Folder 87 I 1990
Box 46: Folder 88 Insurance 1990
Box 46: Folder 89 L 1990
Box 46: Folder 90 M 1990
Box 46: Folder 91 N 1990
Box 46: Folder 92 New York Telephone 1990
Box 46: Folder 93 The Pierre 1990
Box 46: Folder 94 Richard A. Eisner & Company 1990
Box 46: Folder 95 S 1990
Box 47: Folder 1 A 1991
Box 47: Folder 2 Bank of New York 1991
Box 47: Folder 3 C 1991
Box 47: Folder 4 D 1991
Box 47: Folder 5 Delroy Limousines Limited 1991
Box 47: Folder 6 General Electric Co. 1991
Box 47: Folder 7 Harmonie Club 1991
Box 47: Folder 8 I 1991
Box 47: Folder 9 Insurance 1991
Box 47: Folder 10 M 1991
Box 47: Folder 11 N 1991
Box 47: Folder 12 New York Telephone 1991
Box 47: Folder 13 Palm Beach Towers 1991
Box 47: Folder 14 The Pierre 1991
Box 47: Folder 15 Richard A. Eisner & Company 1991
Box 47: Folder 16 S 1991
Box 47: Folder 17 T 1991
Box 47: Folder 18 A 1992
Box 47: Folder 19 Bank of New York 1992
Box 47: Folder 20 Del Bove Market 1992
Box 47: Folder 21 Delroy Limousines Limited 1992
Box 47: Folder 22 Harmonie Club 1992
Box 47: Folder 23 Herzfeld & Rubin, P.C. 1992
Box 47: Folder 24 I 1992
Box 47: Folder 25 Insurance 1992
Box 47: Folder 26 M 1992
Box 47: Folder 27 N 1992
Box 47: Folder 28 New York Telephone 1992
Box 47: Folder 29 P 1992
Box 47: Folder 30 The Pierre 1992
Box 47: Folder 31 Richard A. Eisner & Company 1992
Box 47: Folder 32 S 1992
Box 47: Folder 33 A 1993
Box 47: Folder 34 Bank of New York 1993
Box 47: Folder 35 C 1993
Box 47: Folder 36 Delroy Limousines Limited 1993
Box 47: Folder 37 Flowers by Philip 1993
Box 47: Folder 38 Harmonie Club 1993
Box 47: Folder 39 I 1993
Box 47: Folder 40 Insurance 1993
Box 47: Folder 41 M 1993
Box 47: Folder 42 N 1993
Box 47: Folder 43 New York Telephone 1993
Box 47: Folder 44 P 1993
Box 47: Folder 45 The Pierre 1993
Box 47: Folder 46 Richard A. Eisner & Company 1993
Box 47: Folder 47 S 1993
Box 47: Folder 48 Time Warner Cable 1993
Box 47: Folder 49 A 1994
Box 47: Folder 50 Bank of New York 1994
Box 47: Folder 51 Delroy Limousines Limited 1994
Box 47: Folder 52 Grima Painting Company, Inc. 1994
Box 47: Folder 53 Harmonie Club 1994
Box 47: Folder 54 I 1994
Box 47: Folder 55 Insurance 1994
Box 47: Folder 56 Kalvin-Miller International, Inc. 1994
Box 47: Folder 57 N 1994
Box 47: Folder 58 Palm Beach Towers 1994
Box 47: Folder 59 The Pierre 1994
Box 47: Folder 60 Richard A. Eisner & Company 1994
Box 47: Folder 61 Southern Bell 1994
Box 47: Folder 62 Time Warner Cable 1994
Box 47: Folder 63 AT&T 1995
Box 47: Folder 64 D 1995
Box 47: Folder 65 EAB 1995
Box 47: Folder 66 I 1995
Box 47: Folder 67 Insurance 1995
Box 47: Folder 68 N 1995
Box 47: Folder 69 Palm Beach Towers 1995
Box 47: Folder 70 The Pierre 1995
Box 47: Folder 71 Richard A. Eisner & Company 1995
Box 47: Folder 72 Sherry-Lehmann, Inc. 1995
Box 47: Folder 73 Time Warner Cable 1995
Box 47: Folder 74 Uris Brothers Foundation, Inc. 1995
Box 47: Folder 75 AT&T 1996
Box 47: Folder 76 Del Bove Market 1996
Box 47: Folder 77 Frank E. Campbell Funeral Chapel 1996
Box 47: Folder 78 Harmonie Club 1996
Box 47: Folder 79 Insurance 1996
Box 47: Folder 80 Metropolitan Homecare Service 1996
Box 47: Folder 81 N 1996
Box 47: Folder 82 Palm Beach Towers 1996
Box 47: Folder 83 The Pierre 1996
Box 47: Folder 84 Time Warner Cable 1996
4.2.3. Taxes 1993-1996

Contains income and gift tax returns submitted to the IRS and State of New York along with estimated tax payment vouchers for Ruth Uris. These materials were prepared by her accountants. Also includes records of charitable contributions, deduction records, calculations of accrued interest, bank statements, accounting work sheets, and other supporting documentation used in drawing up the returns.

Chronological by tax year

Box 47: Folder 85 Gift Tax Returns 1996
Box 47: Folder 86 Income Tax Items 1996
Box 47: Folder 87 Gift Tax Returns 1995
Box 47: Folder 88 Income Tax Items 1995
Box 47: Folder 89 Income Tax Returns 1995
Box 47: Folder 90 Gift Tax Returns 1994
Box 48: Folder 1 Income Tax Items 1994
Box 48: Folder 2 Income Tax Returns 1994
Box 48: Folder 3 Income Tax Returns 1993
4.2.4. Bank Accounts 1982-1996

Consists of checkbook stubs from Ruth Uris's bank accounts at Irving Trust Company and Bank of New York. The stubs include information on the account balance, date of the check, payee, and amount.

Chronological, then alphabetical

Box 48: Folder 4 Irving Trust Company: Regular Account Check Stubs #251-#258 1982-1983
Box 48: Folder 5 Irving Trust Company: Special Account Check Stubs #101-#337 1982-1983
Box 48: Folder 6 Irving Trust Company: Regular Account Check Stubs #259-#269 1984-1985
Box 48: Folder 7 Irving Trust Company: Special Account Check Stubs #338-#650 1984-1985
Box 48: Folder 8 Bank of New York: Regular Account Check Stubs #270 1986
Box 48: Folder 9 Bank of New York: Special Account Check Stubs #651-#931 1986-1987
Box 48: Folder 10 Bank of New York: Regular Account Check Stubs #272-#293 1988-1989
Box 48: Folder 11 Bank of New York: Special Account Check Stubs #932-#1138 1988-1989
Box 48: Folder 12 Bank of New York: Regular Account Check Stubs #294-#315 1990-1991
Box 48: Folder 13 Bank of New York: Special Account Check Stubs #1139-#1383 1990-1991
Box 48: Folder 14 Bank of New York: Regular Account Check Stubs #1301-#1321 1992-1993
Box 48: Folder 15 Bank of New York: Special Account Check Stubs #1384-#1594 1992-1993
Box 48: Folder 16 Bank of New York: Regular Account Check Stubs #1322-#3002 1994
Box 48: Folder 17 Bank of New York: Special Account Check Stubs #1595-#1691 1994
Box 48: Folder 18 Bank of New York: Regular Account Check Stubs #3003-#3025 1995-1996
Box 48: Folder 19 Bank of New York: Special Account Check Stubs #1692-#1842 1995-1996
4.2.5. Ledgers, 4 items (0.375 linear feet) 1982-1989

Four bound ledgers contain records of receipts, disbursements, and transfers of funds for Ruth Uris.

Chronological

Box 48: Folder 20-23 Receipts and Disbursements 1982-1996

Subseries 4.3. Employee and Payroll Records

1986-1996

RESTRICTED UNTIL JANUARY 1, 2080

Contains payroll tax forms and supporting documentation for payment of taxes for Ruth Uris's domestic staff. There is also paperwork regarding a domestic employee's check and jury duty.

Arrangement is alphabetical, then chronological

Box 257: Folder 54 A. E. Johnson Employment Agency 1995

Restricted.

Box 257: Folder 55 Kelly, Pauline 1995-1996

Restricted.

Box 257: Folder 56 O'Sullivan, Margaret: Jury Notice 1995 Dec

Restricted.

Box 257: Folder 57-65 Payroll Forms: Domestics 1993-1995

Restricted.

Box 257: Folder 66 Rivero, Teresa 1990

Restricted.

Box 257: Folder 67 Weekly Payroll: Nursing Staff 1996

Restricted.