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|Named Person:||Hugh Hall; Aaron C Rathbone; Eliza Rathbone; Robert Rathbone; Robert C Rathbone; Chesebrough family.; Fanning family.; Rathbone family.|
|Document Type:||Archival Material|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
James W Bleecker
|Notes:||An article appearing in the Dec. 20, 1911 issue of The Sun describes the discovery and contents of the Bleecker wallet and the donation of the materials to the New-York Historical Society by Bleecker's son-in-law, Robert C. Rathbone. Photocopies of the article are included with the James W. Bleecker papers.|
|Description:||1.2 linear ft. (3 boxes)|
Papers include a group of 137 items concerning claims against the Marine Insurance Company of New York and the Chatham Fire Insurance Company of New York, many resulting from seizure and condemnation of American vessels by the French government during 1804-1811 (Bleecker was a trustee of the Marine Insurance Company), and 84 letters, 1805-1863, which pertain primarily to his activities as a stock and insurance broker. Included are groups of land and legal papers concerning the affairs of Aaron C. Rathbone, Eliza Rathbone, Robert C. Rathbone, and Robert Rathbone. Also included is a group of 18 letters and sheriffs warrants, 1711-1750, of Hugh Hall of Boston, mostly letters sent by London merchants concerning shipment and sale goods, and warrants seeking restitution from debtors. Papers are accompanied by several clippings relating to various subjects removed from different newspapers and periodicals of the late nineteenth century, and a large leather wallet, ca. 1810, once in the possession of James W. Bleecker and used to store a number of the land and legal papers now constituting the James W. Bleecker papers.
- Hall, Hugh.
- Rathbone, Aaron C.
- Rathbone, Eliza.
- Rathbone, Robert.
- Rathbone, Robert C.
- Chesebrough family.
- Fanning family.
- Rathbone family.
- Chatham Fire Insurance Company of New York.
- Marine Insurance Company of New-York.
- Fire insurance claims -- New York (State) -- New York.
- French spoliation claims.
- Insurance companies -- New York (State) -- New York.
- Marine insurance claims.