Freeman Clarke Banking Papers

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Freeman Clarke banking papers
Creator: Clarke, Freeman, 1809-1887
Call Number: D.202
Dates: 1845-1873, 1882
Physical Description: 3 boxes, 1.25 Cubic feet
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Table of Contents:

Scope and Content
Subject(s)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Access
Use
Citation
Related Materials
Content List
Collection Overview
Title: Freeman Clarke banking papers
Creator: Clarke, Freeman, 1809-1887
Call Number: D.202
Dates: 1845-1873, 1882
Physical Description: 3 boxes, 1.25 Cubic feet
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Scope and Content
A collection of over 1,900 cancelled checks drawn mainly upon upstate New York banks, 1845 through 1873 and 1882. They relate to the business activities of Freeman Clarke of Rochester.

The checks not only give an insight into nineteenth century business practices, but also reveal the decorative arts of the period. Many have engravings of cartouches and vignettes of historical and commercial scenes, including such subjects as ships, railroads, farming scenes, liberty, horses, eagles, and portraits. Some checks have two and even three such engravings. A few have the name of the printer, a number have revenue stamps from the Civil War period and later. Some of the checks are signed by locally prominent people.

Also with the collection are about 275 banking letters of protest from 1853. Most are stampless covers bearing post office cancellations from various towns in New York state.

Subject(s):
Banks and banking
Checks
Clarke, Freeman, 1809-1887
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Allen Paine Mills, January 1985. Mr. Mills is the great grandson of Freeman Clarke.Access
The Freeman Clarke banking papers is open for research use. Researchers are advised to contact Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation prior to visiting. Upon arrival, researchers will also be asked to fill out a registration form and provide photo identification.Use
Reproductions are made upon request but can be subject to restrictions. Permission to publish materials from the collection must currently be requested. Please note that some materials may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the researcher's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections. For more information contact rarebks@library.rochester.eduCitation
[Item title, item date], Freeman Clarke banking papers, D.202, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of RochesterRelated Materials
Useful in conjunction with identifying the banks represented by the checks is: William H. Dillistin, compiler. Historical Directory of the Banks of the State of New York. New York, New York State Bankers Association, 1946.

Other letters of protest can be found in the Freeman Clarke Family Papers, call number D.31, box 21, folders 15 through 23. Further information on Freeman Clarke and his business activities can be found in the above collection and its register.


Administrative Information
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Publisher: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
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Content List
Box 1, Folder 1Cancelled checks, 1845
Box 1, Folder 2Cancelled checks, 1846
Box 1, Folder 3Cancelled checks, 1847
Box 1, Folder 4Cancelled checks, 1847
Box 1, Folder 5Cancelled checks, 1848
Box 1, Folder 6Cancelled checks, 1848
Box 1, Folder 7Cancelled checks, 1849
Box 1, Folder 8Cancelled checks, 1849
Box 1, Folder 9Cancelled checks, 1850
Box 1, Folder 10Cancelled checks, 1850
Box 2, Folder 1Cancelled checks, 1851
Box 2, Folder 2Cancelled checks, 1852
Box 2, Folder 3Cancelled checks, 1853
Box 2, Folder 4Cancelled checks, 1854
Box 2, Folder 5Cancelled checks, 1856
Box 2, Folder 6Cancelled checks, 1857
Box 2, Folder 7Cancelled checks, 1858
Box 2, Folder 8Cancelled checks, 1859
Box 2, Folder 9Cancelled checks, 1860
Box 2, Folder 10Cancelled checks, 1861
Box 2, Folder 11Cancelled checks, 1862
Box 2, Folder 12Cancelled checks, 1863
Box 2, Folder 13Cancelled checks, 1864
Box 2, Folder 14Cancelled checks, 1865
Box 2, Folder 15Cancelled checks, 1866
Box 2, Folder 16Cancelled checks, 1867
Box 2, Folder 17Cancelled checks, 1868
Box 2, Folder 18Cancelled checks, 1869
Box 2, Folder 19Cancelled checks, 1871
Box 2, Folder 20Cancelled checks, 1872
Box 2, Folder 21Cancelled checks, 1873
Box 2, Folder 22Blank Checks
Box 3, Folder 1Letters of protest, 1853
Box 3, Folder 2Letters of protest, 1853
Box 3, Folder 3Letters of protest, 1853


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