|Title||Ledgers: Hudson Trust Company, Hoboken, N.J., trust accounts, 8 vol., various years 1908-1922.|
|Collection||Hoboken Commerce Collection|
|Credit||Gift of in memory of Dr. Frank Marciano by Dr. Neil S. Marciano.|
|Scope & Content||
Account books of the Hudson Trust Company, Hoboken, N.J., 8 volumes, various years 1908-1922. Canvas cloth covered boards with leather tips; imprinted spines (as listed below), ca. 20-3/4" wide x 21-1/2" high x 4 to 4-1/2" thick. Ca. 450 pages (see notes about arrangement). NOTE: weight of each volume is estimated at 40 pounds. Condition is generally good.
Apparently for trust accounts. These volumes complement those in accession 2011.016 (record 2011.016.0001) to provide a complete year for a ledger number for an additional eight years. Notes are below of the corresponding volumes.
No transcription has been done. While they are not indexed, the accounts are listed alphabetically by month and two-week period and then repeat for the next month for the entire period covered by the ledger. See notes for discussion of typical entry leaves.
Bank was at 84 Hudson Street, southwest corner of Newark and Hudson Streets. This bank had an association with Andrew Carnegie.
 Jan'y 1908 to Dec. 1908Ledger No. 2A to K (See archives 2011.016.0001 for Ledger No. 2 L to Z)
 Jan 1, 1913 to Feb'y 1, 1914Ledger No. 7A to K (See archives 2011.016.0001 for Ledger No. 7 L to Z)
 Feby. 1914 to Feby. 1915Ledger No. 8A to K (See archives 2011.016.0001 for Ledger No. 8 L to Z)
 Feby 1, 1915 to Feby 1, 1916Ledger No. 9A to K (See archives 2011.016.0001 for Ledger No. 8 L to Z)
 Feb'y 1, 1916 to Feb'y 1, 1917Ledger No. 10L to Z (See archives 2011.016.0001 for Ledger No. 10 A to K)
 Feby.1, 1917 to Feby. 1, 1918 Ledger No. 11L to Z (See archives 2011.016.0001 for Ledger No. 11 A to K)
 Feby. 15, 1918 to Feby. 15, 1919 Ledger No. 12L to Z (See archives 2011.016.0001 for Ledger No. 12 A to K)
 Feb. 15th, 1921 to Feb. 7, 1922 Ledger No. 15A to K (See archives 2011.016.0001 for Ledger No. 15 L to Z)
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The notes are from items held in archives 2011.016.0001 (see that record for typical views), but they also apply as typical to the ledger books in this record.
The volumes consist of pre-printed columnar sheets with names of account holders printed in one column on each leaf (occasionally names were inserted holographically); other columns have an inkstamped month and date at the top (only banking business days will be found, thus dates are not consecutive.) Account totals and activity were recorded every day.
Images are shown of a typical leaf (Ledger 7, 1913: two-page spread of entry page 9 for March, March 1-14 for account holders William Schlegel to Abel I Smith, Special) The leaves for a month are numbered as needed 1 to xx, and then start over for the next month. Depending on the number of account holders, it would vary.
For the one shown, it is a spread with '9' on both leaves and covers the first 14 days of March. Page 10 would cover the same dates for the next account holders alphabetically. It repeats this way for the entire month and would start over again at '1' for the month of April and so on.
This method of bookkeeping is consistent through the years covered by the volumes. How the sheets were accumulated for binding is unknown.
|Year Range from||1908|
|Year Range to||1922|
Hudson Trust Company
84 Hudson St.
Business & Commerce