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Robert Hiester Montgomery manuscripts, 1300-1941

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0893
Bib ID 4079126 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Montgomery, Robert Hiester, 1872-1953
Title Robert Hiester Montgomery manuscripts, 1300-1941
Physical Description 1175 Volumes (1175 volumes)
Language(s) English , French .
Access

This collection is located on-site.

This collection has no restrictions.

Arrangement

Arrangement

Chronological order.

Description

Summary

Manuscript account books and documents which illustrate and document the history of accounting and business procedures from the 14th century into the 20th century. The earliest item is Ms. 18, a Papal bull relating to notaries and appointing Julius de Gentilibus as a notary; the latest is an invoice book from 1941. The types of volumes contained in this collection include instruction books, daybooks, waste books, journals, bank books, ledgers, receipt books, storage books, invoice books, registers, ships' logs, letter books, diaries, town books, tax roll books, articles of agreement, bills of sale, deeds, wills, and many other significant items. The material originated in many countries around the globe, and represents a range of business and occupations from household to trading company (e.g., English (East India Company) and French East Indian Company (Compagnie des Indes orientales) volumes), and from itinerant laborer to lawyer and physician. The majority of the manuscripts are English and American of the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries. The earliest American account is Ms. 75, 1690-1730, Josiah Winslow, Plymouth, Mass.

Also in the collection are the household accounts of Edward III, King of England, an account of the expenses of Louis XIV of France for maintaining his armies in southern France and northern Italy, 1691-1697, and the accounts of the von Moscha banking family of Pisa, beginning in 1332. There are several multivolume manuscripts, such as Ms. 1, the Belasyse family, 1577-1740 (23 v.); Ms. 239, the accounts of the John H. Howland and Son shipping firm, 1795-1850 (71 v.); and the Heilner coal company, 1874-1941 (Ms. 682, 46 v.). Other accounts include those of John Flaxman (Ms. 301), 1809, in which are detailed his dealings with leading artists and architects, the Villiers manuscript (Ms. 65) which relates to the second Duke of Buckingham, and a number of manuscripts pertaining to the British Exchequer. A majority of the American manuscripts are from New England and New York State and concern general stores, thus giving a significant insight into everyday life in the area and period; other accounts relate to places as far away as Alabama and California. Many of the manuscripts have a bearing on the social and political history of Europe and the Americas.

All 747 individual titles in this collection can be browsed by searching "Montgomery Manuscripts" in the author field in CLIO, Columbia's online catalog.

Using the Collection

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Restrictions on Access

This collection is located on-site.

This collection has no restrictions.

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 manuscripts; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 08/--/89.

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Genre/Form

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Account books Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architects Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Diaries Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Logbooks Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Alabama -- Commerce Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Artists Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Banks and banking Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Banks and banking -- Italy -- Pisa Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Belasyse family Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Buckingham, George Villiers, Duke of, 1628-1687 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bulls, Papal Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
California -- Commerce Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Compagnie des Indes orientales Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
East India Company Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Edward, King of England, III, 1312-1377 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Europe -- History Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Families -- Italy -- Pisa Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Flaxman, John, 1755-1826 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
France -- Commerce Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
France. Armée Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
General stores -- New England Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
General stores -- New York (State) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Gentilibus, Julius de Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Great Britain -- Commerce Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Great Britain -- Commerce -- India Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Great Britain. Exchequer Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Heilner Coal Company Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
India -- Commerce -- Great Britain Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
International trade Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Italy -- Commerce Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
John H. Howland and Son (Firm) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lawyers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Louis , King of France, XIV, 1638-1715 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
New England -- Commerce Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
New York (N.Y.) -- Commerce Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
New York (State) -- Commerce Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
North America -- History Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Notaries Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Physicians Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Real property Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Royal households -- England Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Shipping Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
South America -- History Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Taxation Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Von Moscha family Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Winslow, Josiah Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Working class Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID