INVENTORY OF FRENCH & COMPANY STOCK SHEETS AND LEDGERS, 1909-1968

Finding Aid prepared by J. Gibbs
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J. Paul Getty Trust

INVENTORY OF THE FRENCH & COMPANY STOCK SHEETS AND LEDGERS, 1909-1968

Accession no. 840027

Finding aid prepared by J. Gibbs
Getty Research Institute

Contact Information:

  • Getty Research Institute
  • Research Library
  • Special Collections and Visual Resources
  • 1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 1100
  • Los Angeles, California 90049-1688
  • Phone: (310) 440-7390
  • Fax: (310) 440-7780
  • Email requests: http://www.getty.edu/research/conducting_research/library/reference_form.html
  • URL: http://www.getty.edu/research/conducting_research/library/
Processed by:
Onica Busuioceanu and J. Gibbs
Date Completed:
1998
Encoded by:
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©2006 J. Paul Getty Trust

Descriptive Summary

Title: French & Company stock sheets and ledgers
Date (inclusive): 1909-1968
Collection number: 840027
Creator: French & Company (New York, N.Y.)
Extent: 45 lin. ft. (108 boxes)
Repository: Getty Research Institute
Research Library
Special Collections and Visual Resources
1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 1100
Los Angeles, California 90049-1688
Abstract: Stock sheets, stock books, ledgers, and assorted papers document the objects, primarily decorative arts pieces, bought and sold by the New York art dealer, French & Company, between 1909 and 1968.
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Language: Collection material is in English.

Administrative Information

Access

Open for use by qualified researchers.

Publication Rights

Preferred Citation

French & Company stock sheets and ledgers, 1909-1968, Research Library, The Getty Research Institute, Accession no. 840027.

Acquisition Information

Acquired in 1971

Processing History

The stock sheets and ledgers were acquired in 1971, along with the photographs and negatives, which were transferred to the repository's Photo Study collection. Jocelyn Gibbs with assistance from Onica Busuioceanu, organized this collection. The photographs from French & Co. are integrated into the Decorative Arts section of the Photo Study collection, with the exception of the photographs of tapestries, which are cataloged as the Tapestries collection, accession no. 97.P.7. All the French and Co. negatives are filed together under accession no. 71.P.1.

Organizational / Historical Note

American art dealership based in New York City, French & Company bought and sold decorative arts, as well paintings and sculpture. Mitchell Samuels founded the firm in New York in 1907. Under Mitchell Samuels'directorship French & Company clients included many wealthy American collectors eager for decorative art objects and paintings of European provenance. Among their clients were, J. Paul Getty and William Randolph Hearst. During this period the firm also served as agents and decorators for the Huntingtons, Fricks, Mellons and Astors, among others. Mitchell's son Spencer took over the firm in the 1950s. After his father's death, Spencer sold the firm to City Investing in 1959. In 1968 City Investing sold the firm to Martin Zimet. Much of the French & Company remaining stock of decorative arts objects was sold at auction in 1968. The firm continued under the same name after the 1950s, but with a changing inventory and clientele.

Scope and Content of Collection

The French & Company archive consists of more than 100,000 stock sheets, 12 bound volumes of ledgers, stockbooks, and notebooks, plus assorted inventory sheets and cost records. (The photographs and negatives from French & Co. now form part of the repository's Photo Study collection.)
The stock sheets, some accompanied by slides and photographic contact prints, record in detail the objects handled by the firm: object description, stock numbers (numbers were sometimes changed), negative numbers which refer to the negatives and photographs from the French & Company records, provenance and sales. The majority of stock sheets are filed in one series and are numbered 1- ca. 81,483 (with some gaps). Another series of stock numbers ranges from A103 through N120.
The ledgers, stockbooks and notebooks record stock numbers and related negative numbers, and sometimes record object descriptions as well. Lists of photos, taken from old binders, list French & Company photographs in stock number order. Inventory sheets (.5 linear ft.) date from 1958 and list stock numbers and record transfers of inventory. Cost records (ca. .5 linear ft.) list client names, stock numbers, object descriptions, sales dates and prices, and date from 1957 -1968. One large pencil drawing is of a closet design for an unidentified client, Park Mansions, Pittsburgh, and is dated 1946.

Arrangement

Indexing Terms

Subjects - Names

French & Company (New York, N.Y.)

Subjects - Topics

Art—Collectors and collecting
Art dealers—New York (State)—New York
Art galleries, commercial—New York (State)—New York
Decorative arts—Collectors and collecting

Genres and Forms of Material

Sales records—20th century


 

Series I.  Stock sheets, 1909-1968

Physical Description: 92 boxes circa 39 lin. ft.

Scope and Content Note

Individual stocksheets describe objects (decorative arts objects, paintings and sculpture) bought and sold by French & Company, circa 1909-1968. Sheets contain provenance, clients, sales, negative numbers and are filed by stock number. Stock numbers are roughly chronological, although for instance, the 70,000+ stock numbers date before 50,000 range. The “A” series of stock numbers refer to objects of unknown origin. Some of the stock sheets include slides, contact prints or additional information pasted on or stapled to the original sheet. Note: For photographs of stock, see the repository's Photo Study core collection. The photographs of tapestries have been moved to accession no. 97.P.7*. The French & Co. negatives are filed as accession no. 71.P.1, 71.P.1*.
box 1, Folder 1

1-720

box 1, Folder 2

721-970

box 1, Folder 3

971-2160

box 1, Folder 4

2161-2500

Box 2, Folder 1

2501-2900

Box 2, Folder 2

2901-3220

Box 2, Folder 3

3221-3600

Box 2, Folder 4

3601-3850

Box 3, Folder 1

3851-4110

Box 3, Folder 2

4111-4300

Box 3, Folder 3

4301-4500

Box 3, Folder 4

4501-4680

Box 4, Folder 1

4681-4880

Box 4, Folder 2

4881-5380

Box 4, Folder 3

5381-5700

Box 4, Folder 4

5701-6040

Box 5, Folder 1

6041-6360

Box 5, Folder 2

6361-6600

Box 5, Folder 3

6601-6850

Box 5, Folder 4

6851-7025

Box 6, Folder 1

7026-7225

Box 6, Folder 2

7226-7450

Box 6, Folder 3

7451-7670

Box 6, Folder 4

7671-7830

Box 7, Folder 1

7831-8005

Box 7, Folder 2

9000-9320

Box 7, Folder 3

9321-9999

Box 7, Folder 4

10,000-10,420

Box 8, Folder 1

10,421-10,640

Box 8, Folder 2

10,641-10,860

Box 8, Folder 3

10,861-11,220

Box 8, Folder 4

11,221-11,399

Box 9, Folder 1

11,401-11,640

Box 9, Folder 2

11,641-11,800

Box 9, Folder 3

11,801-11,999

Box 9, Folder 4

12,000-12,190

Box 10, Folder 1

12,191-12,360

Box 10, Folder 2

12,361-12,550

Box 10, Folder 3

12,551-12,740

Box 10, Folder 4

12,741-12,880

Box 11, Folder 1

12,881-13,050

Box 11, Folder 2

13,051-13,220

Box 11, Folder 3

13,221-13,370

Box 11, Folder 4

13,371-13,510

Box 12, Folder 1

13,511-13,680

Box 12, Folder 2

13,681-13,870

Box 12, Folder 3

13,871-14,080

Box 12, Folder 4

14,081-14,240

Box 13, Folder 1

14,241-14,410

Box 13, Folder 2

14,411-14,600

Box 13, Folder 3

14,601-14,760

Box 13, Folder 4

14,761-14,940

Box 14, Folder 1

14,941-15,110

Box 14, Folder 2

15,111-15,270

Box 14, Folder 3

15,271-15,450

Box 14, Folder 4

15,451-15,640

Box 15, Folder 1

15,641-15,850

Box 15, Folder 2

15,851-16,050

Box 15, Folder 3

16,051-16,220

Box 15, Folder 4

16,221-16,430

Box 16, Folder 1

16,431-16,590

Box 16, Folder 2

16,591-16,790

Box 16, Folder 3

16,791-16,970

Box 16, Folder 4

16,971-17,110

Box 17, Folder 1

17,111-17,280

Box 17, Folder 2

17,281-17,420

Box 17, Folder 3

17,421-17,650

Box 17, Folder 4

17,651-17,830

Box 18, Folder 1

17,831-18,040

Box 18, Folder 2

18,041-18,210

Box 18, Folder 3

18,211-18,400

Box 18, Folder 4

18,401-18,550

Box 19, Folder 1

18,551-18,710

Box 19, Folder 2

18,711-18,860

Box 19, Folder 3

18,861-19,040

Box 19, Folder 4

19,041-19,170

Box 20, Folder 1

19,171-19,320

Box 20, Folder 2

19,321-19,460

Box 20, Folder 3

19,461-19,610

Box 20, Folder 4

19,611-19,720

Box 21, Folder 1

19,721-19,900

Box 21, Folder 2

19,901-20,570

Box 21, Folder 3

20,571-20,780

Box 21, Folder 4

20,781-20,940

Box 22, Folder 1

20,941-21,120

Box 22, Folder 2

21,121-21,270

Box 22, Folder 3

21,271-21,470

Box 22, Folder 4

21,471-21,650

Box 23, Folder 1

21,651-21,850

Box 23, Folder 2

21,851-22,070

Box 23, Folder 3

22,071-22,230

Box 23, Folder 4

22,231-22,410

Box 24, Folder 1

22,411-22,670

Box 24, Folder 2

22,671-22,830

Box 24, Folder 3

22,831-23,090

Box 24, Folder 4

23,091-23,270

Box 25, Folder 1

23,271-23,440

Box 25, Folder 2

23,441-23,630

Box 25, Folder 3

23,631-23,790

Box 25, Folder 4

23,791-23,950

Box 26, Folder 1

23,951-24,110

Box 26, Folder 2

24,111-24,400

Box 26, Folder 3

24,401-24,660

Box 26, Folder 4

24,661-24,850

Box 27, Folder 1

24,851-24,999

Box 27, Folder 2

25,000-25,216

Box 27, Folder 3

25,217-25,499

Box 27, Folder 4

25,500-25,752

Box 28, Folder 1

25,758-25,999

Box 28, Folder 2

26,000-26,170

Box 28, Folder 3

26,171-26,400

Box 28, Folder 4

26,401-26,572

Box 29, Folder 1

26,575-26,999

Box 29, Folder 2

27,000-27,209

Box 29, Folder 3

27,210-27,500

Box 29, Folder 4

27,501-27,744

Box 30, Folder 1

27,745-27,972

Box 30, Folder 2

28,000-28,238

Box 30, Folder 3

28,239-28,500

Box 30, Folder 4

28,501-28,672

Box 31, Folder 1

28,673-28,840

Box 31, Folder 2

28,842-28,999

Box 31, Folder 3

29,000-29,148

Box 31, Folder 4

29,149-29,313

Box 31, Folder 5

29,314-29,500

Box 32, Folder 1

29,501-29,654

Box 32, Folder 2

29,655-29,870

Box 32, Folder 3

29,884-29,999

Box 32, Folder 4

30,000-30,153

Box 32, Folder 5

30,154-30,278

Box 33, Folder 1

30,279-30,401

Box 33, Folder 2

30,402-30,500

Box 33, Folder 3

30,501-30,810

Box 33, Folder 4

30,811-30,999

Box 33, Folder 5

31,001-31,093

Box 34, Folder 1

31,094-31,202

Box 34, Folder 2

31,203-31,461

Box 34, Folder 3

31,522-31,682

Box 34, Folder 4

31,683-31,854

Box 35, Folder 1

31,855-31,995

Box 35, Folder 2

32,000-32,188

Box 35, Folder 3

32,189-32,465

Box 35, Folder 4

32,466-32,620

Box 36, Folder 1

32,621-32,813

Box 36, Folder 2

32,814-32,999

Box 36, Folder 3

33,000-33,158

Box 36, Folder 4

33,159-33,310

Box 37, Folder 1

33,311-33,450

Box 37, Folder 2

33,451-33,725

Box 37, Folder 3

33,726-33,999

Box 37, Folder 4

34,000-34,194

Box 38, Folder 1

34,195-34,359

Box 38, Folder 2

34,360-34,500

Box 38, Folder 3

34,501-34,697

Box 38, Folder 4

34,698-34,847

Box 39, Folder 1

34,849-34,999

Box 39, Folder 2

35,000-35,152

Box 39, Folder 3

35,153-35,313

Box 39, Folder 4

35,314-35,500

Box 40, Folder 1

35,501-35,663

Box 40, Folder 2

35,664-35,820

Box 40, Folder 3

35,821-35,999

Box 40, Folder 4

36,000-36,176

Box 41, Folder 1

36,177-36,339

Box 41, Folder 2

36,340-36,500

Box 41, Folder 3

36,501-36,646

Box 41, Folder 4

36,647-36,839

Box 42, Folder 1

36,840-36,999

Box 42, Folder 2

37,000-37,127

Box 42, Folder 3

37,128-37,258

Box 42, Folder 4

37,259-37,377

Box 43, Folder 1

37,378-37,500

Box 43, Folder 2

37,501-37,637

Box 43, Folder 3

37,638-37,790

Box 43, Folder 4

37,791-37,999

Box 44, Folder 1

38,000-38,187

Box 44, Folder 2

38,188-38,380

Box 44, Folder 3

38,391-38,508

Box 44, Folder 4

38,509-38,677

Box 45, Folder 1

38,678-38,841

Box 45, Folder 2

38,842-38,999

Box 45, Folder 3

39,000-39,105

Box 45, Folder 4

39,108-39,263

Box 46, Folder 1

39,264-39,399

Box 46, Folder 2

39,400-39,596

Box 46, Folder 3

39,597-39,750

Box 46, Folder 4

39,751-39,861(49)

Box 47, Folder 1

39,186(52)-39,931

Box 47, Folder 2

39,932-39,999

Box 47, Folder 3

40,000-40,159

Box 47, Folder 4

40,160-40,308

Box 48, Folder 1

40,309-40,497

Box 48, Folder 2

40,498-40,650

Box 48, Folder 3

40,651-40,780

Box 48, Folder 4

40,781-40,888

Box 49, Folder 1

40,889-40,999

Box 49, Folder 2

41,000-41,061

Box 49, Folder 3

41,062-41,197

Box 49, Folder 4

41,198-41,399

Box 50, Folder 1

41,400-41,579

Box 50, Folder 2

41,580-41,809

Box 50, Folder 3

41,810-41,999

Box 50, Folder 4

42,000-42,197

Box 51, Folder 1

42,198-42,298

Box 51, Folder 2

42,300-42,492

Box 51, Folder 3

42,493-42,600

Box 51, Folder 4

42,601-42,776

Box 51, Folder 5

42,777-42,999

Box 52, Folder 1

43,000-43,129(74)

Box 52, Folder 2

43,129(75)-43,299

Box 52, Folder 3

43,300-43,500

Box 52, Folder 4

43,501-43,650

Box 53, Folder 1

43,651-43,860

Box 53, Folder 2

43,861-43,999

Box 53, Folder 3

44,000-44,168

Box 53, Folder 4

44,169-44,345

Box 54, Folder 1

44,355-44,525

Box 54, Folder 2

44,526-44,650

Box 54, Folder 3

44,651-44,789

Box 54, Folder 4

44,790-44,999

Box 55, Folder 1

45,000-45,174

Box 55, Folder 2

45,175-45,356

Box 55, Folder 3

45,359-45,499

Box 55, Folder 4

45,502-45,677

Box 56, Folder 1

45,678-45,998

Box 556, Folder 2

46,000-46,249

Box 56, Folder 3

46,250-46,450

Box 56, Folder 4

46,502-46,578

Box 56, Folder 5

46,579-46,790

Box 57, Folder 1

46,791-46,999

Box 57, Folder 2

47,000-47,145

Box 57, Folder 3

47,146-47,364

Box 57, Folder 4

47,369-47,536

Box 57, Folder 5

47,537-47,810

Box 58, Folder 1

50,000-50,161

Box 58, Folder 2

50,162-50,331

Box 58, Folder 3

50,332-50,500

Box 58, Folder 4

50,501-50,658

Box 59, Folder 1

50,659-50,790

Box 59, Folder 2

50,791-50,997

Box 59, Folder 3

51,000-51,160

Box 59, Folder 4

51,161-51,368

Box 60, Folder 1

51,369-51,500

Box 60, Folder 2

51,501-51,637

Box 60, Folder 3

51,638-51,803

Box 60, Folder 4

51,804-51,999

Box 61, Folder 1

52,000-52,219

Box 61, Folder 2

52,226-52,354

Box 61, Folder 3

52,355-52,497

Box 61, Folder 4

52,500-52,692

Box 62, Folder 1

52,693-52,837

Box 62, Folder 2

52,838-52,999

Box 62, Folder 3

53,000-53,183

Box 62, Folder 4

53,184-53,330

Box 63, Folder 1

53,331-53,500

Box 63, Folder 2

53,501-53,719

Box 63, Folder 3

53,720-53,859

Box 63, Folder 4

53,860-53,996

Box 64, Folder 1

54,000-54,163

Box 64, Folder 2

54,164-54,311

Box 64, Folder 3

54,313-54,500

Box 64, Folder 4

54,501-54,656

Box 65, Folder 1

54,658-54,798

Box 65, Folder 2

54,799-54,921

Box 65, Folder 3

54,922-54,999

Box 65, Folder 4

55,000-55,174

Box 66, Folder 1

55,175-55,298

Box 66, Folder 2

55,299-55,398

Box 66, Folder 3

55,399-55,500

Box 66, Folder 4

55,501-55,667

Box 67, Folder 1

55,668-55,859

Box 67, Folder 2

55,860-55,999

Box 67, Folder 3

56,000-56,108

Box 67, Folder 4

56,109-56,256

Box 68, Folder 1

56,257-56,406

Box 68, Folder 2

56,407-56,500

Box 68, Folder 3

56,501-56,668

Box 68, Folder 4

56,669-56,805

Box 69, Folder 1

56,806-56,907

Box 69, Folder 2

56,908-56,999

Box 69, Folder 3

57,000-57,113

Box 69, Folder 4

57,114-57,265

Box 69, Folder 5

57,266-57,364

Box 70, Folder 1

57,365-57,453

Box 70, Folder 2

57,454-57,576

Box 70, Folder 3

57,577-57,728

Box 70, Folder 4

57,729-57,878

Box 70, Folder 5

57,879-57,999

Box 71, Folder 1

58,000-58,143

Box 71, Folder 2

58,144-58,300

Box 71, Folder 3

58,301-58,443

Box 71, Folder 4

58,444-58,599

Box 72, Folder 1

58,600-58,743

Box 72, Folder 2

58,744-58,844

Box 72, Folder 3

58,845-58,951

Box 72, Folder 4

75,000-75,133

Box 72, Folder 5

75,135-75,273

Box 73, Folder 1

75,274-75,399

Box 73, Folder 2

75,400-75,693

Box 73, Folder 3

75,694-75,905

Box 73, Folder 4

75,906-76,062

Box 73, Folder 5

76,063-76,160

Box 74, Folder 1

76,161-76,389

Box 74, Folder 2

76,390-76,500

Box 74, Folder 3

76,501-76,747

Box 74, Folder 4

76,748-76,917

Box 75, Folder 1

76,918-77,074

Box 75, Folder 2

77,075-77,228

Box 75, Folder 3

77,229-22,324

Box 75, Folder 4

77,325-77,500

Box 76, Folder 1

77,501-77,724

Box 76, Folder 2

77,725-77,917

Box 76, Folder 3

77,918-77,999

Box 76, Folder 4

78,000-78,177

Box 76, Folder 5

78,178-78,330

Box 77, Folder 1

78,331-78,500

Box 77, Folder 2

78,501-78,717

Box 77, Folder 3

78,718-78,860

Box 77, Folder 4

78,861-78,999

Box 78, Folder 1

79,000-79,175

Box 78, Folder 2

79,176-79,313

Box 78, Folder 3

79,314-79,499

Box 78, Folder 4

79,500-79,689

Box 78, Folder 5

79,690-79,804

Box 79, Folder 1

79,805-79,999

Box 79, Folder 2

80,000-80,161

Box 79, Folder 3

80,162-80,342

Box 79, Folder 4

80,343-80,499

Box 80, Folder 1

80,500=80,688

Box 80, Folder 2

80,689-80,845

Box 80, Folder 3

80,846-80,999

Box 80, Folder 4

81,000-81,157

Box 81, Folder 1

81,158-81,282

Box 81, Folder 2

81,283-81,419

Box 81, Folder 3

81,420-81,483

Box 81, Folder 4

A103-A239

Box 81, Folder 5

A240-A443

Box 81, Folder 6

A444-A559

Box 82, Folder 1

A560-A727

Box 82, Folder 2

A728-A844

Box 82, Folder 3

A845-A999

Box 82, Folder 4

A1000-A1154

Box 82, Folder 5

A1155-A1294

Box 83, Folder 1

A1295-A1400

Box 83, Folder 2

A1401-A1937

Box 83, Folder 3

A2025-A3140

Box 83, Folder 4

A3141-A58,258, scattered numbers

Box 83, Folder 5

B1-B144

Box 84, Folder 1

B145-B271

Box 84, Folder 2

B272-B373

Box 84, Folder 3

B376-B552

Box 84, Folder 4

B553-B722

Box 85, Folder 1

C1-C116

Box 85, Folder 2

C117-C291

Box 85, Folder 3

C292-C400

Box 85, Folder 4

C401-C562

Box 86, Folder 1

C563-C658

Box 86, Folder 2

C659-C750

Box 86, Folder 3

C751-C879

Box 86, Folder 4

C880-C1042

Box 86, Folder 5

C1043-C1184

Box 87, Folder 1

D1-D206

Box 87, Folder 2

D207-D300

Box 87, Folder 3

D301-D464

Box 87, Folder 4

D465-D593

Box 87, Folder 5

E1-E151

Box 88, Folder 1

E152-E249

Box 88, Folder 2

E250-E300

Box 88, Folder 3

E301-E458

Box 88, Folder 4

E459-E571

Box 88, Folder 5

F1-F190

Box 89, Folder 1

F191-F350

Box 89, Folder 2

F351-F491

Box 89, Folder 3

F493-F617

Box 89, Folder 4

G1-G171

Box 89, Folder 5

G172-G350

Box 90, Folder 1

G351-G495

Box 90, Folder 2

G496-G661

Box 90, Folder 3

H1-H180

Box 90, Folder 4

H181-H375

Box 91, Folder 1

H376-H571

Box 91, Folder 2

J1-J152

Box 91, Folder 3

J153-J365

Box 91, Folder 4

J366-J458

Box 92, Folder 1

K1-K171

Box 92, Folder 2

K172-K376

Box 92, Folder 3

M1-M142

Box 92, Folder 4

M143-M324

Box 92, Folder 5

N1-N120

 

Series II.  Stock and ledger books, ca. 1909-1968

Physical Description: 14 boxes circa 6 lin. ft.

Scope and Content Note

Stock books and ledger books contain control numbers for objects and photographs. Six stock books contain stock numbers. Many entries include references to negative numbers. Some of the entries include brief descriptions of objects. Five ledger books record photographic negative numbers, circa 1919-1968. A line book records object types, stock numbers, and negative numbers. Unbound ledger sheets provide a list of photographs, in stock number order (1-81,475 and A100-M321) and also record object descriptions and negative numbers.
Box 93

Stock book with numbers 1-20,000

Scope and Content Note

Stamped stock numbers, with negative numbers written in ink or pencil. Note: very fragile with loose pages.
Box 94

Stock book with numbers 20,000-40,000

Box 95

Stock book with numbers 40,000-60,200

Scope and Content Note

No information for most stock numbers after 50,000.
Box 96

Stock book with numbers 50,000-58,699

Scope and Content Note

No information for most stock numbers after 50,000.
Includes brief description of objects, size. Note: fragile with loose pages.
Box 97

Notebook of stock numbers on loose-leaf pages

Scope and Content Note

With the following stock numbers typed or written in ink, along with brief description of object for many (but not all) stock numbers, size of the object and other subsequent stock (or negative) numbers.
Box 97

50,000-50,161

Box 97

58,700-59,541

Box 97

B1-B750 (7/1/58-6/30/59)

Box 97

C1-C1184 (7/1/59--6/30/60)

Box 97

D1-D600 (7/1/60-6/30/61)

Box 97

E1-E575 (7/1/61-6/30/62)

Box 97

F1-F640 (7/1/62-6/30/63)

Box 97

G1-G661 (7/1/63-6/30/64)

Box 97

H1-H575 (7/1/64-6/30/65)

Box 97

J1-J480 (7/1/65-6/30/66)

Box 97

K1-K380 (7/1/66-6/30/67)

Box 97

M1-M350 (7/1/67-6/30/68)

Box 98

Stock book with numbers 70,000-80,000

Box 99

Ledger of negative numbers 1-5395, 1919-1921

Scope and Content Note

Disbound pages, contain brief descriptions of objects. [Note, also available in microfiche; fiche labeled v. 1, fiche 1-5.]
Box 100

Ledger of negative numbers 5396-15,600 (1921-1930)

Scope and Content Note

Disbound pages, as above. [Note, also available in microfiche; fiche labeled v. II, fiche 1-7.]
Box 101

Ledger of negative numbers 15,607-20,200, and 30,000-40,214

Scope and Content Note

See note on page 211. Contains 1 page list of missing negative numbers within the range 15,607-20,200. Also a "numerical list of all 14x17 plates" with negative numbers, scattered, within the range 619-17,760.
Box 102

Ledger of negative numbers 20,201-26,000, Jan 1937-Mar 1948

Box 103

Ledger of negative numbers 26,000-39,000, Mar 1948-Mar 1968

Scope and Content Note

Note, for subsequent numbers see Box 101.
Box 104

Line book

Scope and Content Note

Small notebook with loose-leaf pages that contain stock numbers, object names, and negative numbers. Not in number order; by object type? Note: notebook spine is broken.
Box 105-106

Lists of photographs in stock number order

Scope and Content Note

From old black binders. Loose sheets list stock number, object description, and negative number if available.
Box 105, Folder 1

1-17,999

Box 105, Folder 2

18,000-35,999

Box 105, Folder 3

18,000-35,999 - updated version

Box 105, Folder 4

36,014-46,599

Box 105, Folder 5

36,014-46,599 - updated version

Box 106, Folder 1

46,600-81,475

Box 106, Folder 2

A100-M321

 

Series III.  Assorted papers, ca. 1920-1968, undated

Physical Description: 2 boxes, 1 flat file folder

Scope and Content Note

These papers date primarily from 1957-1968. One letter is dated 1920; a single drawing is dated 1946. Inventory sheets (ca. 325 sheets), primarily computer printouts, list stock numbers and are dated 1958. Cost records are sheets listed by client, with stock numbers, object descriptions, sales prices, dates and comments. These date from 1957-1968. One file contains "stock sheets removed and retained by BG & L." Each sheet (ca. 20 sheets) has an object type written at the top of the sheet, and contains a list of stock numbers. Another file contains 16 sheets of paper, most of which describe objects that lack stock or negative numbers. A large pencil drawing shows closet design details for an unidentified client.
Box 107

Inventory sheets

Box 107, Folder 1

Inventory transfer sheets, 25 Nov 1958

Physical Description: 3 large sheets
Box 107, Folder 2

Addional inventory sheets, 1958

Physical Description: circa 150 sheets

Scope and Content Note

Computer printouts with stock numbers.
Box 107, Folder 3

Additional inventory sheets, 1958

Physical Description: ca. 75 sheets
Box 107, Folder 4

Additional inventory sheets, 1958

Physical Description: ca. 100 sheets
Box 108

Cost records, descriptions of stock

Box 108, Folder 1

Cost records by client, 1957

Physical Description: ca. 60 sheets.

Scope and Content Note

Sheets provide client name, stock numbers, object descriptions, sales prices, dates, and comments. Formerly in folder labeled "Madison Ave. store costed out."
Box 108, Folder 2

Cost records by client, 1957

Physical Description: ca. 60 sheets.
Box 108, Folder 3

Cost records by client, 1958-1968

Physical Description: ca. 30 sheets.
Box 108, Folder 4

Stock sheets removed and retained by BG & L

Physical Description: ca. 20 sheets

Scope and Content Note

Photocopied and dummy sheets. Each sheet has object type at top of sheet (i.e., plates and dishes, lamps, majolica, tables, tapestries, etc.) and list of stock numbers.
Box 108, Folder 5

French & Co. items lacking stock or negative numbers, and assorted papers

Scope and Content Note

16 sheets of paper which describe objects (decorative arts pieces, painting). A few have stock numbers written on them. Includes 2 photos of objects. Also a letter dated Jan. 26, 1920 to Luigi Orselli, New York, regarding goods jointly purchased by Orselli and French & Co. at Emile Pares sale. Some items apparently purchased for a Mrs. Willys.
Box 108, Folder 6

Stock sheets - to be refiled?

Flat file folder 1**

1 large pencil drawing on tracing paper, 1946

Scope and Content Note

Closet design details for unidentified client, Park Mansions, Pittsburgh. Dated 1946 Apr 9.