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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

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Harvard Business School, Boston, MA 02163
October 2009

© 2009 President and Fellows of Harvard College

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Baker Library, Harvard Business School
Call No.: Mss:797 1830-1878 N567
Creator: New York Life Insurance and Trust Company.
Title: New York Life Insurance and Trust Company records, 1830-1878 (inclusive).
Quantity: 8 linear ft. (73 v.)
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

Access Restrictions:

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.

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.

Series Outline

The collection is arranged in the following series:

Detailed Description of the Collection

Additional catalog entries

The following catalog entries represent persons, organizations, and topics documented in this collection. An entry for each appears in the Harvard On Line Library Information System (HOLLIS) and other automated bibliographic databases. THIS IS NOT AN INDEX.
Authors
New York Life Insurance and Trust Company.
Subjects
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.
Insurance.
Insurance companies -- New York (State)
Life insurance.
Account books.
Ledgers.
Letters.
New York (N.Y.)

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