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Mss:797 1830-1878 N567

New York Life Insurance and Trust Company. New York Life Insurance and Trust Company records, 1830-1878 (inclusive): A Finding Aid

Baker Library Historical Collections, Harvard Business School, Harvard University

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: Mss:797 1830-1878 N567
Repository: Baker Library Historical Collections, Harvard Business School, Harvard University
Creator: New York Life Insurance and Trust Company.
Title: New York Life Insurance and Trust Company records
Date(s): 1830-1878 (inclusive)
Quantity: 8 linear feet (73 volumes)
Language of materials: English
Abstract: Select records of New York Life Insurance and Trust Company, chartered in 1830.

Provenance:

Gift of Bank of New York & Trust Co., 1939, 1947

Conditions Governing Access:

Appointment necessary to consult collection.

Preferred Citation:

Cite as: New York Life Insurance and Trust Company records. Baker Library Historical Collections. Harvard Business School.

Historical Note:

Chartered in 1830, New York Life Insurance Company was the first company in the United States to specialize in life insurance. In 1922 it merged with the Bank of New York, forming the Bank of New York and Trust Company.

Series Outline

The collection is arranged in the following series:

Scope and Content Note:

The collection includes journals, ledgers, letter books and other accounts. The series of letter books are particularly extensive, while statement books, containing monthly reports to the treasurer, are complete from 1830 to 1870. Also included are the accounts of the Manhattan Company and of Parrish family interests.

Container List

Additional Index Terms

Insurance.
Insurance companies -- New York (State)
Life insurance.
Account books.
Ledgers.
Letters.
New York (N.Y.)
New York Life Insurance and Trust Company.
Allen, Stephens.
Bard, William, 1778-1853.
Thompson, J. R.
Parrish family.
New York Life Insurance and Trust Company.
Phelps Dodge Corporation.
H. & D. Parish.
L. M. Wiley Parish Company.
Parish, Marshall and Company.
Bank of the Manhattan Company.

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