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Series I. "Old Family Manuscripts (indentures, estates, etc.)", 1718, 1810-1866, inclusive

Scope and Contents

Assorted documents pertaining mainly to the estate of Robert Cambridge Livingston (1742-1794), indentures and property records of his son, James Duane Livingston (1786-1837), and the title to property belonging to James's son, Charles James Livingston (1821-1871), great-grandfather of James Duane Livingston III. Includes an undated, but early, manuscript "Livingston Family Genealogy" (see Box 1, Folder 2).


With the exception of the Fauconnier letter in Box 1, Folder 14, which was originally framed, the documents in Series I are sorted in the order imposed by James Duane Livingston III.

[Title page and partial index], undated, inclusive

Box: 1, Folder: 1 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Livingston Family Genealogy, undated, inclusive

Box: 1, Folder: 2 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

[Indenture between Egbert Benson, et al., executors of the will of Robert C. Livingston, and James Duane Livingston], 1810 August 13

Box: 1, Folder: 3 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

[Bond mortgage receipts of payments by William Miller to James Duane Livingston], 1812-1825, inclusive

Box: 1, Folder: 4 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Field Book of the 8th Section on the West Side of the Seneca Lake in James Watsons' purchase in the County of Steuben in the State of New York Belonging to J. D. Livingston, Esqr., New York, 1811-1818, inclusive

Box: 1, Folder: 5 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

[Joseph Grooms vs. James D. Livingston and others. Mortgage foreclosure, Columbia County, N.Y.], 1832 June 15

Box: 1, Folder: 6 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

[Indenture between James D. Livingston and Asahel Blackman, Columbia County, New York], 1832 August [?]

Box: 1, Folder: 7 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

[Indenture between James D. Livingston and Hiram Lapham, Columbia County, New York], 1835 September 24

Box: 1, Folder: 8 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Surrogate's Court. In the matter of the final settlement of the accounts of the administrator(s) and administratrix of James Duane Livingston. Account, 1837, inclusive

Box: 1, Folder: 9 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Administrators of James D. Livingston to Mary R. Livingston. Assignment of contracts, 1839 February 19

Box: 1, Folder: 10 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Abstract of the Title of Charles J. Livingston to House and lot known as No. 110 West 11th Street, New York City, [1858], inclusive

Box: 1, Folder: 11 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

R. H. Walworth letter to Charles A. Peabody [typed transcription], 1866 November 5

Box: 1, Folder: 12 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Letter of Attorney. Mary Livingston to Walter C. Livingston, 1835 November 19

Box: 1, Folder: 13 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

[Pierre] Fauconnier letter, 1718 April 18

Box: 1, Folder: 14 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Conservation note

This item was not originally included in Series I (i.e., Binder 1). The archivist placed it here for lack of a more obvious location. It came to the New-York Historical Society in a deteriorated frame. Conservation staff removed the item, sealed it in Mylar, and discarded the frame.

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