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Robert Hiester Montgomery papers, 1600-1945

Summary Information

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Call No.: MS#0892
Bib ID 4079124 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Montgomery, Robert Hiester, 1872-1953
Title Robert Hiester Montgomery papers, 1600-1945
Physical Description 13 boxes (13 boxes 1 flat item)
Language(s) English , French , Spanish; Castilian .
Additional Description http://www.columbia.edu/cu/libraries/inside/projects/findingaids/scans/pdfs/32_MES-MON_26.pdf
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Arrangement

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Catalogued and listed.

Description

Summary

Letters and documents, the majority written between 1700 and 1900, dealing with both personal and corporate business and financial matters, assembled by Montgomery. The letters are chiefly by American and English writers. Many of the American letters are to and from various United States Treasury officials, usually the Secretary of the Treasury. Of the 107 letters by Joseph Anderson (1757-1835), U.S. Senator and jurist, the majority are written to Samuel Swartwout (1783-1856) when he was Comptroller of the United States and Collector of the Port of New York. Most of the documents are American with New York City firms predominating.

In addition there are English, French, and Spanish items. A number of the 17th century English documents are stamped "Clayton Manuscripts" referring to Robert Clayton, a trustee of the George Villiers Buckingham estate. The range of materials includes the accounts of English nobility, some government-related accounts, real estate holdings, bills of sale, receipts, customs declarations, and other documents relating to ships and shipping, banks, and a variety of firms, large and small. For example, there are twenty five documents relating to the China tea trade of Oliver Wolcott, 1795-1811; financial accounts for two voyages of the ship MARRY MARGETTE, 1610-1614; the 1792-1795 accounts of the Duchess of Abrantes; the accounts of the Montezuma y Vivero estates in Mexico, 1664-1724; two boxes of shipping invoices, and customs declarations; and materials documenting thirteen cases handled by the U.S. National War Labor Board, 1943-1944.

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This collection is located on-site.

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Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Robert Hiester Montgomery papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Related Archival Materials

Collections related by provenance: Montgomery Accountacy Book Manuscript Collection.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

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Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 08/--/89.

Subject Headings

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Abrantes, duquesa de, active 1792-1795 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Anderson, Joseph, 1757-1837 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Banks and banking Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Buckingham, George Villiers, Duke of, 1628-1687 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
China -- Commerce -- Great Britain Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Clayton, Robert, Sir, 1629-1707 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Decedents' estates -- England Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Great Britain -- Commerce -- China Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lawyers -- United States Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Legislators -- United States Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Marry Margette (Ship) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Mexico -- History Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Montezuma y Vivero family Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
New York (N.Y.) -- Commerce Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
New York (N.Y.) -- Politics and government Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Real property -- England Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Shipping Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Swartwout, Samuel, 1783-1856 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Tea trade -- China Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
United States -- Politics and government Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
United States. Department of the Treasury Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
United States. National War Labor Board (1942-1945) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Wolcott, Oliver, 1760-1833 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
World War, 1939-1945 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
World War, 1939-1945 -- United States Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID