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Williamson Family papers, 1776-1961

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Call No.: MS#1355
Bib ID 7467767 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Williamson family
Title Williamson Family papers, 1776-1961
Physical Description 4 linear feet (8 boxes 1 flat folder 3 flat boxes)
Language(s) English .
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Arrangement

This collection is arranged into 5 series.

Description

Summary

Correspondence, documents, manuscripts, photographs, and printed materials of the Williamson, Abeel, and Codwise families of New Brunswick NJ and Saint Croix in the West Indies.

The Abeel family materials include correspondence from Gen. Nathanael Greene (about the American Revolutionary Army), from David Abeel (concerning his missionary activities in China), and from others. There are documents concerning Abeel family real estate in New York City and other matters, family photographs, and related materials.

The Codwise family material includes correspondence concerning their affairs in early New York City and in Saint Croix, where they had inherited a sugar plantation (Mount Victory) from the Rogers family. These letters discuss business interests, slave revolts, and life in Saint Croix. There are also many family photographs.

There are correspondence and legal and business papers of Nicholas Williamson (1845-1902) and his family in New Brunswick NJ and his company, the Novelty Rubber Company, in New York City. There are many contracts and patent agreements with Charles and Henry B. Goodyear for rubber manufacturing and business correspondence and related papers from 1851 until 1887. Nicholas Williamson was Mayor of New Brunswick from 1895 until 1900 and there are papers relating to municipal affairs as well as his family's real estate holdings.

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Papers processed HR 4/2001.

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2010-04-05 Legacy finding aid created from Pro Cite.

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

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Abbott, Austin, 1831-1896 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Abeel, David, 1804-1846 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Abeel, James, 1733-1825 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Demarest, David D., 1819-1898 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Devan, T. T. (Thomas T.), 1809-1890 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Goodyear, Charles, 1800-1860 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Greene, Nathanael, 1742-1786 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Harriman, Edward Henry, 1848-1909 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
How, Samuel Blanchard, 1790-1868 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Howell, Benjamin F (Benjamin Franklin), 1844-1933 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Kellogg, Stephen W (Stephen Wright), 1822-1904 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Ludlow, H. G (Henry Gilbert), 1797-1867 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Mayors -- New Jersey -- New Brunswick Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Municipal government -- New Jersey -- New Brunswick Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Novelty Rubber Co Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Real property -- New York (State) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Rice, John Warren, -1931 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Schuyler, John, 1829-1895 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Storer, Agnes Williamson, 1870- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Throop, Enos Thompson, 1784-1874 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Van Rensselaer, James Fleming, 1844-1900 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Warner, Charles F (Charles Forbes), 1851- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Williamson, Douwe Ditmars Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Williamson, Nicholas, 1845-1902 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Wirt, William, 1772-1834 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

The archive deals principally with three families related by marriage: Abeel, Williamson and Codwise. All of the families had strong connections to New York City through business and property holdings.

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Series I: Cataloged Correspondence



Box 1 Abbott, Austin, 1831-1896 To Nicholas Williamson, 1845-1902, New York, 20 April 1855

[(re. the patent papers of Charles Goodyear)]


Box 1 Abeel, David, 1763-1840 To Gerard Rutgers, New Brunswick [NJ], 12 Feb 1819

[(re. James Abeel)]


Box 1 _____ To Margaret S. Rutgers (Mrs Gerard), Lake George [NY], 16 March 1819


Box 1 _____ To MS Rutgers, New Brunswick NJ;, 14 January 1832


Box 1 Abeel, David, 1804-1846 To Samuel Blanchard How, 1790-1868 , Macao, 30 October 1839(?)


Box 1 _____ To Mr & Mrs Nicholas and Mary Rebecca Burlock Williamson , Macao, 6 March 1840


Box 1 Codwise, David, 1780-1864 To Agnes Maria Codwise Burlock (Mrs David), 1798-1886 , New York, 6 January 1823[i.e., 1824]

[(re. the death of her husband)]


Box 1 Codwise, David, 1780-1864 To Nicholas Williamson, 1811-1862 , White Lake NY, 20 July 1855


Box 1 _____ To George Washington Codwise , Vernon NJ, 14 Aug 1857


Box 1 Codwise, George, 1732-1814 To David Codwise, 1780-1864, New York, 14 July 1802


Box 1 Codwise, James, 1772-1861 To George Washington Codwise, Saint Croix, 22 October 1843 & [1852]


Box 1 Constable, Susan Maria Livingston (Mrs John) To Martha Livingston Codwise (Mrs David) , Boston, 17 December 1841


Box 1 Demarest, David D, 1819-1898 To Nicholas Williamson, 1845-1902, New Brunswick NJ, 22 June 1869


Box 1 Devan, Thomas T, d1890 To NicholasWilliamson, 1845-1902 , New Brunswick NJ, 7 September 1874


Box 1 Greene, Nathanael, 1742-1786 To James Abeel, 1733-1825 , Smiths Clove [NJ], 11 June 1779


Box 1 Harriman, Edward Henry, 1848-1909 To Nicholas Williamson, 1845-1902 , New York, 25 March 1878


Box 1 Howell, Benjamin Franklin, 1844-1933 To Clara Augusta Gurley Williamson (Mrs Nicholas), 1849-1918, N.p., 15 August 1902


Box 1 Kellogg, Stephen Wright, 1822-1904 To Nicholas Williamson, 1845-1902, Waterbury [CT], 12 March 1862


Box 1 Ludlow, Henry Gilbert, d1867 To [Agnes Maria Codwise Burlock (Mrs David), [1798-1886] , Perth Amboy [NJ], 2 July 1824

[(re. the death of her husband)]


Box 1 Rice, John Warren, d1931 To Nicholas Williamson, 1845-1902 , New Brunswick NJ, 26 February 1879


Box 1 Schuyler, John, 1829-1895 To Nicholas Williamson, 1845-1902 , [New York], 24 Feb 1877


Box 1 Throop, Enos Thompson, 1784-1874 To Martha Livingston Codwise (Mrs David), Naples & Paris, 10 Dec 1841 & 20 March 1842


Box 1 Van Rensselaer, James Fleming, 1844-1900 To Nicholas Williamson, 1845-1902 , New Brunswick NJ, 16 March 1879


Box 1 Williamson, Nicholas, 1762-1856 To Douwe Ditmars Williamson, 1789-1869 , Flaggtown [i.e., Perth Amboy] NJ, 12 November 1849


Box 1 _____ To Nicholas Ditmars Williamson, 1789-1869 , Flaggtown NJ, 29 April 1850


Box 1 Williamson, Nicholas, 1811-1862 To , N.p., [1853]

[(draft re. the rubber patents of Charles Goodyear)]


Box 1 _____ To [Charles Goodyear, 1800-1860] , N.p., [1853]

[(Draft re. Goodyear's rubber patents)]


Box 1 Wirt, William, 1772-1834 To Martha Livingston Codwise (Mrs David) , Washington, 10 February 1831

[(re. the death of his wife)]

Series II: Uncataloged Correspondence


Box 1 B


Box 1 Blood, Mariana Williamson (Mrs William H)


Box 1 Blood, Mattie Williamson


Box 1 Blood, William Henry


Box 1 Bryant, Elizabeth Rebecca Codwise


Box 1 Burlock, Agnes Maria Codwise (Mrs David), 1798-1886


Box 1 C


Box 1 Codwise, Cornelia Frederica De Coninck, 1806-


Box 1 Codwise, David O & Mary


Box 1 Codwise, George Washington & Beatrice


Box 1 Codwise, John Rogers, 1817-1857


Box 1 Codwise, Rebecca Rogers (Mrs James), 1782-1850


Box 1 Cook, Hetty Gurley (Mrs Paul)


Box 1 Delano, Laura A


Box 1 G


Box 1 H


Box 1 Janeway, Frank L


Box 1 Kenney, Charles


Box 1 M


Box 1 R


Box 1 Reilly, Augusta STo rer Williamson


Box 1 S


Box 1 Storer, Agnes Williamson, 1870-1961


Box 1 Thompson, Alexander R


Box 1 Trotter, Jonathan


Box 1 Voorhees


Box 1 W


Box 1 Williamson


Box 1 Williamson, Augusta M


Box 1 Williamson, Catherine Bulkeley (Mrs Douwe D), 1854-1917


Box 1 Williamson, Charles Gurley, 1894-1947


Box 1 Williamson, Douwe Ditmars, Jr


Box 1 Williamson, Douwe Ditmars, 1851-1918


Box 1 Williamson, James Abeel


Box 1 Williamson, Mary AB


Box 1 Williamson, Mary Ann Abeel (Mrs Nicholas), 1790-1864


Box 1 Williamson, Nicholas, 1811-1862


Box 1 Williamson, Nicholas, 1845-1902


Box 1 Williamson, Sarah Cook (Mrs Nicholas)


Box 1 Misc

Series III: Manuscripts and Documents



Box 2 Account for a farm, [n.d.]


Box 2 Abeel, David, 1763-1840 Prize ships, etc.: notes from Kent's Commentaries, [n.d.]


Box 2 Abeel, David, 1804-1846 Biographical essay, [n.d.]


Box 2 Abeel, James, 1733-1825 Drawing found in his Bible, [n.d.]


Box 2 Blood family Diagram of bedroom, [n.d.]


Box 2 Burlock, Agnes Maria Codwise (Mrs David), 1798-1886 Receipt for 2 puncheons of rum for $69.46, [n.d.]


Box 2 Genealogical notes, [n.d.]


Box 2 Storer, Agnes Williamson, 1870-1961 "New Brunswick, New Jersey, in colonial days", [n.d.]


Box 2 Williamson, Agnes Bookmarks for Nicholas and Clara Williamson, [n.d.]


Box 2 Williamson, Douwe Ditmars, 1789-1869 (Comptroller of New York City) List of municipal funds at New York banks, [n.d.]


Box 2 Williamson, Mr & Mrs Douwe Ditmars, Jr and Mary Frances Dodd Notebook and sketchbook, [n.d.]


Box 2 Williamson Memorial Chairs [in the Second Reformed Church of New Brunswick N.J.]


Box 2 Williamson, Edwin B Wedding invitation, [n.d.]


Box 2 Williamson, Mary Rebecca Burlock (Mrs Nicholas), 1819-1857 Cook book of recipes and remedies, [n.d.]


Box 2 Two memorandum book covers with notes


Box 2 Williamson, Nicholas, 1811-1862 Receipt for $250, [n.d.]


Box 2 Williamson, Nicholas, 1845-1902 Medical lecture, [n.d.]


Box 2 Medical notes


Box 2 Poem


Box 2 Prescription


Box 2 Williamson, Ruth A Her characteristics, [n.d.]


Box 2 Abeel, James, 1733-1825 His appointment as Major in the New York Regiment, 11 August 1776

[(copy)]


Box 2 His recommendation of Christopher Codwise for a captain's commission, 27 October 1776

[(copy)]


Box 2 Abeel, David , 1763-1840 Copy (1877) of his notes about his voyage on the Alliance in 1781, with a clipping


Box 2 Williamson, Douwe Ditmars, 1789-1869 His indenture of apprenticeship To John Nielson for 6 years to learn bookkeeping & commerce

[(also signed by James Neilson, John Neilson, John Van Dike, & Nicholas Williamson)]


Box 2 Burlock, Agnes Maria Codwise (Mrs David), 1798-1886 Decorative calligraphic exercise, 10 October 1814


Box 2 Burlock, David , 1780-1823 Copy of his will, including an account of his assets


Box 2 Abeel, David, 1804-1846 Abeel The Lord's Prayer written in Chinese by David Abeel


Box 2 Notes in his hand, found in his Bible


Box 2 Williamson, Mary Rebecca Burlock (Mrs Nicholas), 1819-1857 Silhouettes cut while she was at school in Litchfield


Box 2 Codwise, Caroline Matilda Financial trust for her sisters & niece, 31 December 1832

[(2 copies)]


Box 2 DeWitt, Anna Deed of sale of a house and lot in New Brunswick NJ to William W. Perrine for $4,200, 31, July 1832

[(signed by Anna DeWitt and by John Terhune as witness and notary)]


Box 2 Perrine, William W and Sarah Perrine Deed of sale of a house and lot in New Brunswick NJ to Alexander McClelland for $5,000, 30, Dec 1833

[(signed by William and Sarah Perrine, by Joseph Ford as witness and notary, and by N. Booraem as clerk)]


Box 2 McClelland, Alexander and Mary Ann McClelland Deed of sale of a house and lot in New Brunswick NJ to John Acken for $5,500, 28, September 1835

[(signed by Alexander and Mary Ann McClelland, by James S.Nevins as witness and notary, and by N. Booraem as clerk)]


Box 2 Williamson, Douwe Ditmars, 1789-1869 Conveyance of the contract with George Rapelje for the Glass House Farm in New York City to Nicholas Williamson for $800, ms.d.s., 10 January 1835


Box 2 Smylie, Edward Assignment of lease of a house and lot on Madison Street in New York City to Nicholas Williamson for $4,000, 7 March 1836

[(also signed by Nicholas Williamson and by Alfred A. Smith as witness and attorney; including 2 receipts for $1,750 signed by Smylie)]


Box 2 Williamson, Mary Rebecca Burlock (Mrs Nicholas), 1819-1857 Diary of her stay in Great Barrington MA [at school?]


Box 2 Abeel, David, 1804-1846 To David Abeel, 5 September 1838


Box 2 Maun, John M Incumbrances against the Conover family in , Somerset County NJ, 31 August 1840


Box 2 Abeel, David, 1804-1846 Quit claim deed for land in New Brunswick NJ to William Parsons executed by Douwe Ditmars Williamson and Nicholas Williamson as Abeel's attorneys, 22 November attorneys, by Daniel P. Ingraham as witness and notary, and by Nathaniel Jarvis as clerk


Box 2 Abeel, Gertrude, Douwe Ditmars Williamson, and Mary Ann Abeel Williamson (Mrs Douwe D) Quit claim deed for land in New Brunswick NJ to William Parsons, 17 Nov 1841

[(Signed by G. Abeel, M.A. Williamson, D.D. Williamson, and by Joseph Ford, Daniel P. Ingraham, Nathaniel Jarvis, and N. Booraem)]


Box 2 Abeel, Jane Hassert (Mrs David), 1766-1842 Deed of sale of land in New Brunswick NJ to William Parsons for $200, 17 November 1841

[(signed by Jane Abeel, Joseph Ford as witness and notary, and by N. Booraem as clerk)]


Box 2 Smith, Gerrit Deed of sale of 40 acres of land in Franklin County NY to Major Johnson for $1, 1 Nov 1847

[(also signed by James W. Nye as notary)]


Box 2 Williamson, Douwe Ditmars, Mary Ann Abeel Williamson, Gertrude Abeel, and Nicholas Williamson Deed of sale of land in New Brunswick NJ to Elbert Stults for $210, 31 July 1847

[(also signed by Richard Goodman as witness and notary and by N. Booraem as clerk)]


Box 2 Castnir, James Release of mortgaged land in Franklin NJ to Nicholas Williamson for $1, 28 February 1848

[(in the hand of Thomas A. Hartwell and signed by him as witness and notary and by William Kennedy as clerk)]


Box 2 Codwise, David, 1780-1864 Memorandum of D. Codwise's houses chargeable with Croton water rents


Box 2 Johnson, Major Deed of sale of 40 acres of land in Franklin County NJ to Caroline Adams for $1

[(also signed by Aaron Bradly and by Frederick Hughson)]


Box 2 Bergen, Cornelius Description of a tract of land, March 29 1850


Box 2 Williamson, Douwe Ditmars, 1789-1869 Statement of cash in hand, Sept. 30th 1850

[(signed by L.B. Whitmore, Teller)]


Box 2 Williamson, Nicholas, 1811-1862 Deed for pew #65 for $80 in the First Reformed Dutch Church, Bound Brook NJ, 1 April

[(signed by George J. Van Neste)]


Box 2 Trotter, Jonathan T Novelty Rubber Company (New York City) Offer to the Union India Rubber Co, 16 Oct. 1852


Box 2 Accounts


Box 2 Agreement to vacate the Naugatuck India Rubber Company factory, 25 May 1853


Box 2 Burr, Henry Promissory note for $861.15 to the National Rubber Co., 23 September 1853

[(endorsed by Nicholas Williamson)]


Box 2 Copy of contracts between Charles and Nelson Goodyear and Lucius B. Potter re. the Goodyear rubber patents, 30 January 1852 & 1 January 1853


Box 2 Spear, Calvin Flint, Sect Organizational papers of The National India Rubber Co, 10 Feb 1853


Box 2 Newell, Azariah D Deed of sale for land in New Brunswick NJ to Oliver B Gaston for $1,080, 1 April 1854

[(also signed by James H. Newell as witness and notary and N. Booraem as clerk)]


Box 2 Calhoun, John C Novelty Rubber Company (New York City) Receipt to Nicholas Williamson for $700, 1 July 1854


Box 2 Clark, JW, & Co Protesting the non-payment of Henry Burr's promissory note of 23 September 1853, 26 May 1854

[(signed by Henry Clark, notary)]


Box 2 Goodyear, Charles, 1800-1860 Agreement with John C. Calhoun and Nicholas Williamson, 23 May 1854

[(signed by Calhoun, Williamson, George Basil Dixwell, and C.F. Winthrop)]


Box 2 Goodyear, Charles, 1800-1860 Covenant agreement with John C. Calhoun and Nicholas Williamson, 1854

[(draft)]


Box 2 Goodyear, Charles, 1800-1860 License and covenant agreement with John C. Calhoun and Nicholas Williamson, 23 May 1854


Box 2 Goodyear, Henry B Agreement with John C Calhoun and Nicholas Williamson, 24 May 1854

[(signed by Calhoun, Goodyear, Williamson, Austin G. Day, and John MacKenzie)]


Box 2 Goodyear, Henry B License agreement with John C Calhoun and Nicholas Williamson, 1854

[(draft)]


Box 2 Goodyear, Henry B Partnership with John C Calhoun and Nicholas Williamson to manufacture India rubber buttons, 24 May 1854

[(signed by Calhoun, Goodyear, and Williamson, with later amendments: 17 December 1854, 23 January 1855, 29 January 1855, and 2 February 1855)]


Box 2 Porter, Lucius P Partnership with John C Calhoun and Nicholas Williamson to manufacture India rubber buttons, etc, 29 May 1854


Box 2 Porter, Lucius P Receipt to Nicholas Williamson for $625, 3 April 1854


Box 2 Porter, Lucius P Receipt to Nicholas Williamson for $625, 29 May 1854


Box 2 Williamson, Nicholas, 1811-1862 Receipt for $497.57, 18 Feb 1854


Box 2 Keeley, Denis Receipted bill for $15.88 to Mr Codwise, 28 May 1855


Box 2 Novelty Rubber Company (New York City) Account Debts, 1 May 1855


Box 2 Williamson, Douwe Ditmars, Jr Account of Nicholas Williamson, 1 December 1855


Box 2 Winkler, L Memorandum of canes, 13 November 1855


Box 2 Gaston, Oliver B Bond for $2,000 to John S Voorhees, 1 April 1856

[(also signed by Warren Hardenbergh as witness and 14 receipts for payment are added, signed by Voorhees, 1856-1864)]


Box 2 Novelty Rubber Company (New York City) Labels -- Drawing of boilers


Box 2 Codwise, George Washington Will, 21 August 1857

[(witnessed by E.R. Codwise, Francis D. Fox, and Samuel M. Fox)]


Box 2 Conover, Elias Release of property to Nicholas Williamson, 30 April 1857

[(also signed by George A. Vroom as witness and notary and by Samuel S. Hartwell as clerk)]


Box 2 Conover, Peter V Release of property to Nicholas Williamson, 8 April 1857

[(also signed by George A. Vroom as witness and notary)]


Box 2 Gaston, Oliver B & Sarah A Gaston Deed of sale of a house and lot in New Brunswick NJ to John D Wortman for $4,000

[(also signed by Abraham V. Schenck as witness and notary and by George A. Vroom as clerk)]


Box 2 Williamson, Nicholas, 1811-1862 Mortgage bond to John Clark for $7,700, 23 February 1858

[(also signed by George A. Vroom as witness and notary and by Samuel S. Hartwell as clerk)]


Box 2 Wortman, John D Deed of sale for a house and lot in New Brunswick NJ to Sarah A Gaston for $4,500

[(also signed by George R. DutTon as witness, C.L. Hardenbergh as notary, and George A. Vroom as clerk)]


Box 2 Novelty Rubber Company (New York City) Accounts


Box 2 Novelty Rubber Company (New York City) Accounts, 1857-1859 -- Bill, 28 March 1859 -- Receipt from Aetna Insurance Company to Nicholas Williamson for $11.50 -- Receipt from Aetna Insurance Company to Nicholas Williamson for $21.60


Box 2 Novelty Rubber Company (New York City) Accounts, 3 items -- Price list for India rubber buttons


Box 2 Clark, John Receipt to Nicholas Williamson for $435, 10 October 1860


Box 2 Williamson, Douwe Ditmars, 1789-1869 Invitation addressed to Mr & Mrs John A. Pool, 1 November 1860


Box 2 Novelty Rubber Company (New York City) Accounts, 4 items -- Bill of lading for 3 casks coal pitch from The North British Rubber Co., 2 August 1860 (signed by C.S. Colton, Captain) -- Order for samples from D.D. Williamson In Edinburgh -- Receipt from the Aetna Insurance Company to Nicholas Williamson for $11.50, 12 June 1860 -- Receipt from the Aetna Insurance Company to Nicholas Williamson for $21.60, 12 June 1860 -- Receipt from The Globe Express for 1 box shipped to D.D. Williamson in Edinburgh, 31 August 1860 (signed by L.W. Morris)


Box 2 Novelty Rubber Company (New York City) List of shareholders


Box 2 Williamson, Nicholas, 1845-1802 Receipt for army equipment, 20 May 1862

[(also signed by John T. Hill and by David A.Storer)]


Box 2 Novelty Rubber Company (New York City) Accounts -- Receipt to S.W. Kellogg for expenses of $75


Box 2 Codwise, David, 1780-1864 Lease of a furnished house and lot at 27 St. Mark's Place in New York City to David C. Green for seven months at $500

[(signed by Codwise and Green and by Agnes M. Burlock as witness)]


Box 2 Gaston, Sarah A & Oliver B Gaston Deed of sale of a house and lot in New Brunswick NJ for $5,000 to DeWitt T Reiley, 16 November 1864

[(also signed by Woodbridge Strange as witness and notary and by J. Elmer STo ut as clerk)]


Box 2 Reiley, DeWitt T Bond for $3,000 to Isaac G Smock, 16 November 1864

[(also signed by Woodbridge Strange as witness and bearing 4 receipts, 1865-1868, signed by Smock and by Joseph Fisher)]


Box 2 Williamson, Nicholas, 1811-1862 Account of his estate



Box 3 Reilly, C Receipt for $50 for moving organ


Box 3 Troy Female Seminary Graduation certificate of Clara A. Gurley [Williamson], 27 June 1866


Box 3 Smock, Isaac G Assignment of mortgage for $3,000 to Jacob Stout and others, 2 May 1867


Box 3 Stout, Eliza W Deed of sale for a house and lot in New Brunswick NJ for $6,500 to Mary F Van Rensselaer, 16 May 1867

[(also signed by Edward S. Vail as witness and notary and by J. Elmer Stout as clerk)]


Box 3 Stout, Eliza W Deed of sale for a house and lot in New Brunswick NJ for $6,500 to Mary F Van Rensselaer, 16 May 1867

[(copy made by C.S. Hill, 30 April 1873)]


Box 3 Williamson, Nicholas, 1845-1902 Will, 28 August 1867

[(witnessed by J.C. Metzger and by G. Kimmerle)]


Box 3 Novelty Rubber Company (New York City) List of shareholders


Box 3 Williamson, Nicholas, 1845-1902 Receipted bill for $15 from Wilson & Wallis for Mrs [Clara Gurley] Williamson's will, 17 July 1868


Box 3 College of Physicians & Surgeons Receipt for $140 to Nicholas Williamson -- 7 tickets of admission


Box 3 Kennedy, JT Receipt for $25 to Nicholas Williamson for tuition, 1 July 1869


Box 3 Rutgers College Diploma of Nicholas Williamson

[(signed by many)]


Box 3 Williamson, Douwe Ditmars, Jr Receipt for $48 to Leonard Paulson, 30 Oct 1869


Box 3 Blood, Mariana Williamson (Mrs William H) Novelty Rubber Company (New York City) Power-of-attorney to Nicholas Williamson, 4 January 1869

[(also signed by William H. Blood as witness)]


Box 3 Williamson, Augusta M Power-of-attorney to Nicholas Williamson, January 1869

[(also signed by Agnes M. Burlock as witness)]


Box 3 Brown Brothers & Co. (New York) 2 bills of exchange for £100 to Mr Ellis, 9 December 1870

[(Nicholas Williamson paying D.D. Williamson's bills while in Europe)]


Box 3 College of Physicians and Surgeons Nine tickets of admission


Box 3 Williamson, Nicholas, 1845-1902 Note of the exchange rate, £100 = $541.67


Box 3 Storer, Agnes B Novelty Rubber Company (New York City) Power-of-attorney to Nicholas Williamson, 14 January 1870

[(also signed by David A. Storer)]


Box 3 Dendrobium Nobile Watercolor drawing of flowers, 17 April 1871



Box MapCase 14/10/3 New York University Diploma for Nicholas Williamson's M.D. degree, March 1871

[(signed by many officials)]



Box 3 Novelty Rubber Company (New York City) List of shareholders, 21 January 1871


Box 3 Bryant, Elizabeth Rebecca Codwise Receipt for $600 in gold to Agnes M. Burlock, 20 May 1872


Box 3 Burke, Mary Receipt to Drs. Baldwin & Williamson for $10.75


Box 3 College of Physicians and Surgeons Commencement program, 28 February 1872


Box 3 Oversize diploma for Nicholas Williamson's M.D. degree, 22 February 1872

[(signed by many officials)]


Box 3 Second Reformed Church of New Brunswick Receipt for $50 to Nicholas Williamson for pew rental, 9 July 1872


Box 3 Williamson, Nicholas, 1845-1902 Medical memoranda


Box 3 Novelty Rubber Company (New York City) Accounts -- Lists of shareholders, 2 items -- Minutes, 27 January 1872 -- Minutes, 24 October 1872


Box 3 Williamson, James R Wedding invitation


Box 3 Williamson, Nicholas, 1845-1902 His bank check for $19.50, 13 July 1874


Box 3 Novelty Rubber Company (New York City) List of stockholders, 1 January 1874


Box 3 Novelty Rubber Company (New York City) Accounts. 1 January 1875 (2 items) -- Annual meeting: announcement & notes (3 items)


Box 3 Gifford, George Legal bill for $200


Box 3 Williamson, Douwe Ditmars Memo re. his becoming manager


Box 3 Williamson, Nicholas, 1845-1902 Bank check for $107.28 to Ebenezer W. Price -- Medical lecture on the eye, [20 April 1876]


Box 3 Williamson, Nicholas, 1845-1902 His bank check for $398, 31 March 1877


Box 3 Williamson, Sarah Cook (Mrs Nicholas) Elm Wood Cemetery Association Receipt for her grave, 13 August 1878


Box 3 New-Brunswick Vocal Union Concert program, 17 June 1878

[(with envelope)]


Box 3 The Royal Society of Edinburgh Admission ticket, 2 December 1878


Box 3 Rutgers College Certificate of his admission in 1862, 8 December 1878


Box 3 University of Edinburgh 8 tickets of admission


Box 3 Lawrie, Mrs Bill for Nicholas Williamson's board, 17 January 1879


Box 3 University of Edinburgh Eleven certificates & other items for Nicholas Williamson



Box MapCase 14/10/3 3 diplomas



Box 3 Williamson, Clara A Gurley The poets' year a birthday register, London, 1877

[With family birthdays filled in, 1879]


Box 3 Williamson, Nicholas & Clara Augusta Gurley Marriage certificate, 2 June 1881 -- Wedding invitations, 2 June 1881 -- Wedding presents - list


Box 3 Novelty Rubber Company (New York City) Account, 1 January 1881


Box 3 Burlock, Agnes Maria Codwise, 1798-1886 Receipt for $1,000

[(signed by William H. Blood)]


Box 3 Williamson, Nicholas, 1845-1902, and others Guaranteeing loan from The National Bank of New Jersey to the city of New Brunswick for interest on city bonds for the sum of $10,000, 20 April 1884


Box 3 Burlock, Agnes Maria Codwise, 1798-1886 Memo of her assets, 28 September 1885

[(signed by William H. Blood)]


Box 3 Cook, Robert A Deed of sale of a house and lot in New Brunswick NJ to Nicholas Williamson for $1, 29 August 1885

[(also signed by C.L. Hardenbergh as witness and notary and by C.M. Slack as clerk)]


Box 3 Burlock, Agnes Maria Codwise, 1798-1886 List of her assets, 31 Dec 1886 -- Probate copy of her will, 10 June 1874 -- Appointment of Nicholas Williamson as Executor, 13 September 1886

[(signed by Benjamin F. Howell, Surrogate)]


Box 3 Williamson, Nicholas, 1845-1902 Bill of sale for 10 shares of stock, 10 December 1887


Box 3 Burlock, Agnes Maria Codwise, 1798-1886 Final accounting of her estate, 31 March 1888


Box 3 Williamson, Nicholas, 1845-1902 Lecture on influenza -- 2 speeches on municipal affairs



Box Oversize Troy Female Seminary Resolution re. the Gurley family donation, 23 May 1893



Box 3 Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894 Rules of good manners


Box 3 Williamson, Nicholas, 1845-1902 Speech on municipal affairs


Box 3 Williamson, Nicholas, 1845-1902 Notice of his election as Mayor of New Brunswick NJ, 21 April 1897


Box 3 Rutgers Preparatory School Certificate of Charles Gurley Williamson, 10 June 1898


Box 3 Williamson, Nicholas, 1845-1902 Biographical note


Box 3 Williamson, Nicholas, 1845-1902 Notice of his election as Mayor of New Brunswick NJ, 17 April 1897


Box 3 Second Reformed Dutch Church Sunday School of New Brunswick N.J. Certificate of Mary Williamson, January 1900


Box 3 Pan-American Exposition (Buffalo NY) Invitation to the Mayor of New Brunswick NJ, 20 May 1901



Box MapCase 14/10/3 Second Reformed Dutch Church Sunday School of New Brunswick N.J. Certificate of Charles Gurley Williamson, 1 January 1901



Box 3 Williamson, Nicholas, 1845-1902 Memorial tributes at his death


Box 3 Franklin College School report for Charles G. Williamson, 1 February 1905


Box 3 Williamson, Julia Bulkeley Watercolor portrait with pencil sketches on the verso, ca. 1906


Box 3 Williamson, Ruth A Diary


Box 3 Knickerbacker Hall (Indianapolis IA)



Box MapCase 14/10/3 Diploma of Williamson, Mary A.B., 3 June 1909



Box 3 Williamson, Mary AB Diary


Box 3 Williamson, Ruth A Accounts


Box 3 "The Leon Bakst Costume Book ...", 1916


Box 3 [An essay on civic improvement], Read before the Indianapolis Woman's Club, February 2d 1917


Box 3 Williamson, Ruth A Bill for her DeSoto automobile, 24 January 1941

Series IV: Photographs



Box 4 Abeel, David, 1804-1846 -- Beveridge, Mary M Gurley -- Beveridge, Ruth -- Blood family -- Bulkeley, Mrs -- Burlock, Agnes Maria Codwise (Mrs David), 1798-1886 -- Codwise family -- Cook family -- Gurley family -- Kelley, Helena Dignard -- Reilly, Augusta STo rer Williamson -- STo rer, Agnes Williamson, 1870-1961 -- Thompson, Ruth Thayer -- Williamson, Agnes -- Williamson, Caroline -- Williamson, Catherine Bulkeley (Mrs Douwe D), 1854-1917 --



Box 5 Williamson, Charles Gurley, 1894-1947 -- Williamson, Clara Augusta Gurley (Mrs Nicholas), 1849-1918 -- Williamson, Clara Augusta Gurley -- Williamson, David Abeel -- Williamson, Douwe Ditmars, 1789-1869 -- Williamson, Douwe Ditmars, 1851-1918 -- Williamson, George Rogers, 1823-1851 -- Williamson, Gretchen



Box 6 Williamson, Helen Lorraine -- Williamson, John -- Williamson, John Proudfoot -- Williamson, Julia Bulkeley -- Williamson, Mary AB -- Williamson, Mary Ann Abeel (Mrs Douwe D), 1790-1864 -- Williamson, Mary Rebecca Burlock (Mrs Nicholas), 1819-1857 -- Williamson, Nicholas -- Williamson, Nicholas, 1811-1862 -- Williamson, Nicholas, 1845-1902 -- Williamson, Nicholas, b ca 1880 -- Williamson, Ruth A -- Williamson, Sarah Cook (Mrs Nicholas)



Box 7 Album, 1896-1902 -- Groups -- Negatives -- Places -- Unidentified

Series V: Printed Material



Box 8 Printed material, 1819-1961 & [n.d.]



Box Flat Box 230 1790 Book of Common Prayer of the Abeel family with genealogical notes



Box Flat Box 231 1792 Bible of the Abeel family with genealogical notes



Box Flat Box 232 1801 Bible of the Codwise family with genealogical notes