Scope and arrangement
The family and business papers of this collection are comprised of mercantile papers, land papers, correspondence, accounts, and other miscellaneous materials. Added to the collection are the papers of the Cornell and Le Roy families and the papers of Jerome Sillem, a land agent for the firm of Bayard, Le Roy, and Mc Evers.
The collection is divided into two series; Correspondence which is comprised of business and family letters and Accounts and Papers which contains bank receipts, bills, inventories and shipping documents. They are arranged in chronological order. The land papers have been separated from the latter series. They are arranged geographically by states. The bulk of these papers relates to deeds and maps of New York State; further arranged by counties. The New York City land papers are arranged by streets. The remainder of the papers are from other states Included in this collection are accounts and notebooks; ledgers and a diary written by Catherine Le Roy Webster (1839).
The Bayard-Campbell-Pearsall families papers are arranged in ten series:
Business letters from Herman Le Roy's sons, Herman, Edward and Jacob Le Roy.
Bills, accounts and inventories.
Wills from Herman Le Roy and his daughter.
Catherine Augustus Newbold.
A claim: Herman Le Roy vs. Margaret Platt (1818).
Some New York State and Ohio Land Papers.
There is an item on the dowry of Caroline Le Roy Webster, wife of Daniel Webster. (1837).
Some letters from Daniel and Caroline Webster.
Note: land transactions in New York State are mainly in Genesse County.
Cornell transaction on payments of money to Thomas Platt, a merchant from Philadelphia from James Green of North Carolina.
Legal documents on payment of money to Samuel Cornell.
Purchase of goods by Samuel Cornell and some accounts.
List of slaves belonging to the Cornell estate who were sold by orders from the Commissioner of Confiscated Property to various buyers residing in North Carolina.
Letters from and to William Bayard with Herman Le Roy and David Ogden who filed claims in behalf of the Cornell family for property including slaves seized and sold by the province of North Carolina to various individuals residing in that province.
A will belonging to Phoebe Cornell, wife of Robert Cornell.
Papers on lands, 10,511 acres in Duerville patent, Clinton County, New York. They were conveyed by Peter Kemble to Le Roy, Bayard and Mc Evers, in trust for Mathieson and Sillem of Hamburg (1808).
Papers of Jerome Sillem who wished to close the transaction including Bayard, Le Roy and Mc Evers (1827-1831) *.
Papers from Goodhue and Co. who were put in charge of lands by Sillem (1828).
Letters from and to Silas Rubbell who was the local agent in charge of land grants in Clinton County.
Letters from J. C. Hubbell who succeeded Silas Hubbell as the local agent.
Maps of buildings and streets in N. Y. C.
Maps of lands in New York and New Jersey.
Also some drawings on architecture.
Bank books, Account & Note books, some miscellaneous items and a diary. The Campbell collection is the largest of the three.
Correspondence and legal papers mainly belonging to the firm of Bayard, Le Roy and Mc Evers. Also receipts, documents and a typewritten letter from John Mc Evers dated 1743/1744 in folder 1.
Legal documents transferring land including maps, letters and papers relating to land to various individuals notably heirs.
The Land Papers are separated as:
New York State Land Papers, New York City.
Land papers (Buildings & Lots) and the land papers of other states situated in the North and South East region.