Finding Aid for the Henry Clay Frick Papers, Series VI: Accounts, 1880-1942 HCFF.1.6

 Part of the Frick Family Papers, on deposit from the Helen Clay Frick Foundation

Summary Information

Repository
The Frick Collection/Frick Art Reference Library Archives10 East 71st Street
New York, NY, 10021
archives@frick.org
 © 2013 The Frick Collection. All rights reserved.
Creator
Frick, Henry Clay, 1849-1919.
Title
Henry Clay Frick Papers, Series VI: Accounts
ID
HCFF.1.6
Date [inclusive]
1880-1942
Extent
42.87 Linear feet (58 document cases, 143 bound volumes, and one oversize flat box)
Abstract
Henry Clay Frick (1849-1919) was a prominent art collector and industrialist. These papers document his income and expenditures, household accounts, investment activities, and checking accounts at various banks in New York and Pittsburgh.

Preferred Citation

Henry Clay Frick Papers, Series VI: Accounts. The Frick Collection/Frick Art Reference Library Archives.

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Biographical Note

Henry Clay Frick was born 19 December 1849, in West Overton, Pa. One of six children, his parents were John W. Frick, a farmer, and Elizabeth Overholt, the daughter of a whiskey distiller and flour merchant. Frick ended his formal education in 1866 at the age of seventeen, and began work as a clerk at an uncle's store in Mt. Pleasant, Pa. In 1871, Frick borrowed money to purchase a share in a coking concern that would eventually become the H.C. Frick Coke Co. Over the next decade, Frick expanded his business through the acquisition of more coal lands and coke ovens, and partnered with fellow industrialist Andrew Carnegie in 1882. He assumed the chairmanship of Carnegie Bros. & Co. (later Carnegie Steel Co.) in 1889. During his tenure as chairman, differences between Frick and Carnegie emerged, most significantly in their approach to labor issues. Their relationship became further strained after the 1892 Homestead Strike, which is considered one of the most violent incidents in American labor history. In 1899, Frick resigned from Carnegie Steel Co.

In December 1881, Frick married Adelaide Howard Childs of Pittsburgh. The couple purchased a house (which they called Clayton) in Pittsburgh's East End, and had four children: Childs Frick (1883-1965), Martha Howard Frick (1885-1891), Helen Clay Frick (1888-1984), and Henry Clay Frick, Jr. (born 1892, died in infancy). After his break with Carnegie in 1899, Frick began spending less time in Pittsburgh. In 1905, he signed a ten-year lease on the Vanderbilt mansion at 640 Fifth Avenue in New York, and built an elaborate summer residence (Eagle Rock) on Boston's North Shore, which was completed in 1906 . Though Frick maintained his status as a Pittsburgh resident for the remainder of his life, he and his family chiefly divided their time between Massachusetts and New York. In 1907, Frick purchased land at the corner of Fifth Avenue and 70th Street, and in 1912, after the wrecking of the Lenox Library formerly on the site, began building the beaux arts mansion which now houses The Frick Collection. Designed by Thomas Hastings of the firm Carrère and Hastings, the family moved into the house at 1 East 70th Street in the fall of 1914, and Henry Clay Frick died there in December 1919. The Frick Collection opened to the public as a museum in December 1935.

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Scope and Contents note

This series contains ledgers, journals, account books, expense reports, payroll records, receipts, passbooks, checkbooks, canceled checks, and bank and brokerage statements documenting the personal finances of Henry Clay Frick from 1880 until his death in 1919. Items dated after Frick's death generally pertain to assets managed by his estate, although one volume does record transactions as late as 1942, long after the estate was settled. Papers in the Accounts series are divided into six subseries as follows:

Subseries I: Bound Volumes, 1880-1927. Chiefly composed of ledgers and journals detailing daily transactions from 1880 through 1919. Journals contain chronological entries of income and disbursements, while transactions in the ledgers are grouped into various accounts, with an index of account names at the front of each volume. Other volumes in this subseries include registers of securities, volumes recording interest accrual and dividends, and cash books.

Subseries II: Contingent Funds, 1902-1922. Contains expense reports, receipts, bank records, correspondence, and bound volumes documenting expenditures for staff, goods, and services at the Frick residences. These papers principally document expenses at the family's New York house and their summer home (known as Eagle Rock) in Prides Crossing, Mass. Contents may vary from one file to another, but may include a summary of expenses submitted by the chef, invoices for items procured for Frick's private railroad car, The Westmoreland, and receipts for expenses such as china, books, toiletries, bottled water, fresh fruit, prescriptions, temporary staff, dry cleaning, office supplies, trash removal, newspaper and magazine subscriptions, and telegrams. This subseries also documents the expenses of Georges Després, the longtime Frick family chauffeur, who managed garages for the Frick family both at Eagle Rock and in New York, and George Wyness, who was in charge of the gardens at Eagle Rock.

Subseries III: Payroll, 1902-1916. Contains both payroll books and loose payroll sheets. Payroll books primarily document household staff at Frick's summer house, Eagle Rock, in Prides Crossing, Mass., and at 640 Fifth Avenue in New York, which Frick leased from the Vanderbilt family from 1905 to 1914. Payroll sheets are not complete, but do give information about a wider range of employees than the payroll books in this subseries. Sheets list the employees in the house and gardens at Clayton; the house, gardens, and stable at Eagle Rock; the family's nearby farm in Hamilton, Mass.; 640 Fifth Avenue; the New York garage (located at 129 West 51st Street); 1 East 70th Street; Frick's office staff in Pittsburgh; the Faraday Coal & Coke Co. and St. Paul Coal Co.; and the Frick Building and Frick Building Annex in Pittsburgh. See Subseries III below for details about other sources of payroll information in the Henry Clay Frick Papers.

Subseries IV: Office Accounts, 1902-1942. Compiled by Henry Clay Frick's office staff in Pittsburgh, this subseries contains journals, cash books, petty cash checkbooks, and the cash book of an unidentified renting agent. In addition to documenting office expenses, many entries in the journals and cash books record amounts paid for household goods and services for Clayton, Eagle Rock, 640 Fifth Avenue, 1 East 70th Street, and Frick's private railroad car, The Westmoreland.

Subseries V: Investment Accounts, 1906-1925. Items in this subseries consist of daybooks, notes, lists, a record of locations where securities were deposited, recapitulations and trial balances, transaction and inventory sheets, brokerage statements, and correspondence regarding Frick's investment accounts. The subseries is divided into two groups: general files and those of specific investment accounts. General files concern the sale, purchase, and inventory of Frick's financial investments, while account files contain monthly statements, correspondence, and notes regarding numbered accounts at firms such as Charles D. Barney & Co. and Moore, Leonard & Lynch.

Subseries VI: Bank Records, 1891-1928. Consists primarily of bank statements, canceled checks, and checkbooks for Frick's personal accounts and agent accounts in New York; Pittsburgh; Salem, Mass.; and Beverly, Mass. This subseries also contains a small amount of correspondence regarding the accounts of F.W. McElroy, who managed Frick's accounts for many years before leaving his employment in 1915, and one folder of receipts from foreign transactions made while the Frick family was traveling abroad.

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Arrangement

Materials are arranged in six subseries:

Subseries I: Bound Volumes, 1880-1927

Subseries II: Contingent Funds, 1902-1922

Subseries III: Payroll, 1902-1916

Subseries IV: Office Accounts,1902-1942

Subseries V: Investment Accounts, 1906-1925

Subseries VI: Bank Records, 1891-1928

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Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

These records are open for research under the conditions of The Frick Collection/Frick Art Reference Library Archives access policy. Contact the Archives Department for further information.

Provenance

On deposit from the Helen Clay Frick Foundation, 2001.

Processing Information

Arranged and described by Julie Ludwig, 2013.

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Controlled Access Headings

Genre(s)

  • Account books.
  • Bank statements.
  • Checkbooks.
  • Checks (bank checks).
  • Financial records.
  • Journals (accounts)
  • Ledgers.
  • Payroll records.
  • Receipts (financial records).

Personal Name(s)

  • Carter, Mary A.E.
  • Chubb, C.F. (Charles F.)
  • Congreve, J.G.
  • Després, Georges.
  • Frick, Henry Clay, 1849-1919--Homes and haunts--New York (State)--New York.
  • Frick, Henry Clay, 1849-1919.
  • Holroyd, Joseph.
  • Lull, Robert D.
  • Mason, William G.
  • McElroy, F.W. (Frank W.)
  • Stone, Minerva.
  • Wyness, George.

Subject(s)

  • Accounting.
  • Bookkeeping.
  • Household employees.
  • Women household employees.

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Collection Inventory

Subseries I: Bound Volumes
 

Chiefly composed of ledgers and journals detailing daily transactions from 1880 through 1919. Journals contain financial transactions entered chronologically, with a column referencing the page number on which the entry appears in the corresponding ledger. Entries may be either credits or debits, and include general and household expenses, income from investments and rental properties, donations, and art purchases.

Ledgers contain financial transactions grouped by the type of expense, with an index of categories at the front of the volume. One column on each page also references the corresponding page number on which the entry appears in the journal. Entries may be either credits or debits, and include general and household expenses, income from investments and rental properties, donations, and art purchases. Unlike the journal, where entries are made only once, the same transaction may be entered multiple times in the ledger. For instance, art purchases were entered under the heading "Oil Paintings" or "Paintings" (categories were not always consistently titled from one ledger to the next), but may also have been entered under the name of the dealer who sold the painting (e.g. M. Knoedler & Co. or Duveen Bros.)

Other volumes in this subseries include registers of securities, volumes recording interest accrual and dividends, and cash books.

Volumes are arranged by type.

Box Date
1

Accounts Payable Ledger and Journal
 

Contains chronological entries, grouped by month, of vouchers issued for payment. Columns include to whom the voucher was issued, a brief description of the expense, the voucher number and amount, and columns in which to classify expenses according to various accounts (e.g. donations, Clayton, Eagle Rock, fire insurance, etc.) This volume relates closely to the accounts payable vouchers in Group II in the Henry Clay Frick Papers, Series III: Voucher Files ( http://www.frick.org/sites/default/files/FindingAids/HCFVouchers.html).

1913-1920
2

Bills Payable/Bills Receivable, Nos. 1-2
 

Bills payable include bonds, mortgages, stock, and life insurance. Bills receivable include loans, collateral, and certificates of deposit.

Volume No. 1 dates from 1880 to 1907. Volume No. 2 dates from 1902-1922.

1880-1922
3

Cash Book No. 4
 

Contains chronological entries, with debits and credits on facing pages. Columns include the corresponding ledger page on which the transaction was subsequently entered, as well as the corresponding voucher number when applicable.

1902-1911
4

Cash Book No. 5
 

Contains chronological entries, with debits and credits on facing pages. Columns include the corresponding ledger page on which the transaction was subsequently entered, as well as the corresponding voucher number when applicable.

1912-1919
5

Dividend Record
 

Records name of company, number of shares, par value, date dividend due, date dividend received, and action taken (e.g. dividend deposited, stock sold, etc.)

1915-1924
6

Interest on Balances, Nos. 2-3
 

Ledger showing interest on accounts at Union Trust Co. (Pittsburgh, Pa.), Mellon National Bank (Pittsburgh, Pa.), National City Bank (New York, N.Y.), Metropolitan Trust Co. (New York, N.Y.), and Bankers Trust Co. (New York, N.Y.)

1912-1927
7

Journal No. 1
 

1880-1885
8

Journal No. 2
 

1885-1892
9

Journal No. 3
 

1892-1899
10

Journal No. 4
 

1900-1902
11

Journal No. 5
 

1903-1907
12

Journal No. 6
 

1908-1912
13

Journal No. 7
 

1913-1917
14

Journal No. 8
 

1918-1919
15

Ledger No. 1
 

1880-1885
16

Ledger No. 2
 

1886-1892
17

Ledger No. 3
 

1892-1899
18

Ledger No. 4
 

1900-1902
19

Ledger No. 5
 

1903-1907
20

Ledger No. 6
 

1908-1912
21

Ledger No. 7
 

1913-1919
22

Ledger No. 7 [inserts]
 

Small box containing items formerly interleaved in Ledger No. 7.

1913-1919
23-24

Registers of securities, Nos. 1-3
 

Three volumes containing descriptions and locations of securities held by Frick and others.

1902-1925

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Subseries II: Contingent Funds
 

Contingent funds were used by Henry Clay Frick to allow his staff members to pay household, travel, and other expenses as they arose. Each staff member administered his or her own account, and submitted monthly expense reports for reimbursement. Files typically include monthly summaries of expenses, bank statements, canceled checks, checkbooks, receipts, invoices, correspondence, and notes, though some files may not contain all types of documentation. Materials are grouped by account as follows:

1 East 70th Street, 1915-1919: Contains monthly summaries of household expenses beginning in November 1915, although Frick and his family had taken up residence in the house one year earlier. Expense reports were compiled by housekeeper Minerva C. Stone. During the summer, while the New York residence was closed for the season, Stone served as housekeeper at Eagle Rock.

Eagle Rock, 1915-1919, 1922: Eagle Rock, the Frick family's summer home located in Prides Crossing, Mass., was usually opened for the season in April and closed for the winter in November. Files were compiled by Minerva C. Stone, who also served as housekeeper at 1 East 70th Street.

Mary A.E. Carter, 1902-1903: Carter's position in the Frick household is not identified. She may have served as a housekeeper at Woodrock, a summer house rented by the family in Prides Crossing, Mass.

J.G. Congreve, 1914-1916: Congreve served as steward to the Frick family from November 1914 to October 1915.

Georges Després, 1908-1920: Després served as principal chauffeur to the Frick family, along with fellow drivers Charles Breeze, Henry Lafenetre, and others. When the family was in New York, the chauffeurs and other staff responsible for maintaining Frick's automobiles worked out of a garage owned by Frick at 129 West 51st Street. During the summer, when the family was in residence at Eagle Rock, they worked out of an automobile house on that estate.

Joseph Holroyd, 1903-1913: Holroyd's title is not given, but his role seems to have been like that of a steward. His duties included administering payroll among household employees, procuring goods and services, and traveling with the Fricks both domestically and abroad. Holroyd's brother John was also employed by the family.

R.D. Lull, 1912-1914: Lull's position is not stated, but he appears to have been in charge of the farms in Hamilton and Wenham, Mass., near Eagle Rock.

W. G. Mason, 1909: Mason served as butler to the Frick family. His name appears as both William G. Mason and Walter G. Mason in the payroll records, but this is presumed to be the same person.

George Wyness, 1907-1920: Wyness worked as a gardener for the Frick family as early as 1900, and began overseeing the gardens at Eagle Rock in 1905.

Box Folder Date
25 1

1 East 70th Street - Bank passbook
 

1915-1919
25 2-11

1 East 70th Street - Checkbooks
 

1915-1919
26 1-9

1 East 70th Street - Monthly expense reports
 

Folders contain expense summaries compiled by housekeeper Minerva C. Stone, along with bank statements, canceled checks, and receipts for the period of November 1915 to July 1916.

1915-1916
27 1-11

1 East 70th Street - Monthly expense reports (continued)
 

Folders contain expense summaries compiled by housekeeper Minerva C. Stone, along with bank statements, canceled checks, and receipts for the period of August 1916 to July 1917.

1916-1917
28 1-12

1 East 70th Street - Monthly expense reports (continued)
 

Folders contain expense summaries compiled by housekeeper Minerva C. Stone, along with bank statements, canceled checks, and receipts for the period of August 1917 to July 1918.

1917-1918
29 1-12

1 East 70th Street - Monthly expense reports (continued)
 

Folders contain expense summaries compiled by housekeeper Minerva C. Stone, along with bank statements, canceled checks, and receipts for the period of August 1918 to August 1919.

1918-1919
30 1-3

1 East 70th Street - Monthly expense reports (continued)
 

Folders contain expense summaries compiled by housekeeper Minerva C. Stone, along with bank statements, canceled checks, and receipts for the period of September to December 1919.

1919
30 4

Eagle Rock - Bank passbook
 

1915-1918
30 5-7

Eagle Rock - Checkbooks
 

1915-1919
30 8-11

Eagle Rock - Monthly expense reports
 

Folders contain expense summaries compiled by housekeeper Minerva C. Stone, along with bank statements, canceled checks, and receipts for the period of June 1915 to May 1916.

1915-1916
31 1-12

Eagle Rock - Monthly expense reports (continued)
 

Folders contain expense summaries compiled by housekeeper Minerva C. Stone, along with bank statements, canceled checks, and receipts for the period of June 1916 to July 1918.

1916-1918
32 1-9

Eagle Rock - Monthly expense reports (continued)
 

Folders contain expense summaries compiled by housekeeper Minerva C. Stone, along with bank statements, canceled checks, and receipts for the period of July 1918 to November 1919. Includes one folder of expense reports and receipts from 1922.

1918-1922
32 10

Carter, Mary A.E. - Bank passbook
 

1902-1903
32 11

Carter, Mary A.E. - Canceled checks
 

1902-1903
32 12

Carter, Mary A.E. - Journal of expenses
 

Records expenses such as servants' uniforms, transportation, extra help, telephone charges, postage, and other incidentals over the period of April to November 1902.

1902
33 1

Congreve, J.G. - Bank passbook
 

1914-1915
33 2-4

Congreve, J.G. - Checkbooks
 

1915
33 5-10

Congreve, J.G. - Monthly expense reports
 

Folders contain expense summaries compiled by steward J.G. Congreve, choreman Percy Martin, chef A. Gerard, Westmoreland railroad car steward L. Perkins, and valet Oscar Rogstadius [also known as Oscar Rogers?] and other staff members, including temporary employees, with accompanying invoices, canceled checks, and correspondence for the period of November 1914 to May 1915.

1914-1915
34 1-7

Congreve, J.G. - Monthly expense reports (continued)
 

Folders contain expense summaries compiled by steward J.G. Congreve, choreman Percy Martin, chef A. Gerard, Westmoreland railroad car steward L. Perkins, and valet Oscar Rogstadius [also known as Oscar Rogers?] and other staff members, including temporary employees, with accompanying invoices, canceled checks, and correspondence for the period of May 1915 to January 1916.

1915-1916
34 8

Després, Georges - Bank passbook
 

1907-1911
34 9-11

Després, Georges - Bank statements
 

With accompanying canceled checks.

1912-1915
34 12

Després, Georges - Canceled checks
 

1908-1910
35 1-2

Després, Georges - Canceled checks (continued)
 

1911-1912
35 3-6

Després, Georges - Checkbooks
 

1911-1919
35 7-10

Després, Georges - Monthly expense reports
 

Folders contain expense summaries, invoices, canceled checks, and bank statements for the period of March 1913 to August 1916.

1913-1916
36 1-11

Després, Georges - Monthly expense reports (continued)
 

Folders contain expense summaries, invoices, canceled checks, and bank statements for the period of September 1916 to September 1918.

1916-1918
37 1-7

Després, Georges - Monthly expense reports (continued)
 

Folders contain expense summaries, invoices, canceled checks, and bank statements for the period of October 1918 to February 1920.

1918-1920
37 8

Holroyd, Joseph - Bank passbooks
 

1903-1910
37 9-10

Holroyd, Joseph - Canceled checks – Asiatic National Bank
 

1906-1909
38 1

Holroyd, Joseph - Canceled checks - Asiatic National Bank (continued)
 

1909
38 2-3

Holroyd, Joseph - Canceled checks – Naumkeag Trust Co.
 

1909-1912
38 4-6

Holroyd, Joseph - Canceled checks – Fifth Avenue Bank
 

1907-1909
39 1-4

Holroyd, Joseph - Canceled checks - Fifth Avenue Bank (continued)
 

1909-1912
39 5

Holroyd, Joseph - Cash book No. 1
 

Labeled "Cash Book No. 1" inside front cover. Contains entries for expenses such as train fare, telegrams, postage, theater tickets, stationery, newspapers, etc.

1905-1906
40 1

Holroyd, Joseph - Cash book No. 3
 

Labeled "Cash Book No. 3." Includes expenses for train fare, baggage handling, meals, additional household staff, taxis, etc.

1910-1913
40 2

Holroyd, Joseph - Cash book [unnumbered]
 

Composition book repurposed as a cash book. Includes expenses for train fare, telegrams, porters, meals, etc.

1903
40 3-5

Holroyd, Joseph - Checkbooks - Asiatic National Bank
 

1906-1909
40 6

Holroyd, Joseph - Checkbooks – Fifth Avenue Bank
 

1911
41 1

Holroyd, Joseph - Checkbooks - Fifth Avenue Bank (continued)
 

1911-1912
41 2-3

Holroyd, Joseph - Checkbooks – Naumkeag Trust Co.
 

1909-1912
41 4

Holroyd, Joseph - Monthly expense reports
 

Summaries of checks written against Holroyd's accounts at Asiatic Bank (Salem, Mass.), Naumkeag Trust Co. (Salem, Mass.), and Fifth Avenue Bank (New York, N.Y.)

1907-1912
41 5

Holroyd, Joseph - Prides Crossing, Mass. – Recapitulation of Holroyd’s account
 

1908
41 6

Holroyd, Joseph - Receipted bills, A-C
 

For general expenses at Eagle Rock, 640 Fifth Avenue, and Frick's private railroad car. Includes invoices for groceries, taxis, utilities, and shipping charges.

1912
41 7

Holroyd, Joseph - Receipted bills, D-M
 

For general expenses at Eagle Rock, 640 Fifth Avenue, and Frick's private railroad car. Includes invoices for prescriptions, groceries, hair cutting and beard trimming, patrol service, ice, candy, and dry cleaning.

1912
41 8

Holroyd, Joseph - Receipted bills, N-R
 

For general expenses at Eagle Rock, 640 Fifth Avenue, and Frick's private railroad car. Includes invoices for prescriptions, long distance telephone charges, locksmith services, and elevator repairs.

1912
42 1

Holroyd, Joseph - Receipted bills, S-Y
 

For general expenses at Eagle Rock, 640 Fifth Avenue, and Frick's private railroad car. Includes invoices for eyeglass repairs, butter and eggs, cigars, winding clocks, Mrs. Frick's subscription to Town & Country, employment agencies, and taxis.

1912
42 2

Holroyd, Joseph - Record of bills paid
 

1903
42 3

Holroyd, Joseph - Travel – Augusta, Ga. – Checkbook and passbook
 

1910-1913
42 4

Holroyd, Joseph - Travel – Augusta, Ga. – Correspondence
 

1909-1910
42 5

Holroyd, Joseph - Travel – Augusta, Ga. – Inventories and lists
 

[1910]
42 6

Holroyd, Joseph - Travel – Augusta, Ga. – Invoices and canceled checks, February – March
 

1910
42 7

Holroyd, Joseph - Travel – Augusta, Ga. – Invoices and canceled checks, March
 

1910
42 8

Holroyd, Joseph - Travel – Augusta, Ga. – Invoices and canceled checks, March-April
 

1910
42 9

Holroyd, Joseph - Travel – Augusta, Ga. – Invoices and canceled checks, April-May
 

1910
43 1

Holroyd, Joseph - Travel – Augusta, Ga. – Invoices without canceled checks (A-P)
 

1910
43 2

Holroyd, Joseph - Travel – Augusta, Ga. – Invoices without canceled checks (S-W)
 

1910
43 3

Holroyd, Joseph - Travel – Europe – Receipts
 

1905
43 4

Holroyd, Joseph - Travel – Europe and Egypt – Audit of account
 

1912
43 5

Holroyd, Joseph - Travel – Europe and Egypt – Receipts, January-February
 

1912
43 6

Holroyd, Joseph - Travel – Europe and Egypt – Receipts, March
 

1912
43 7

Holroyd, Joseph - Travel – Europe and Egypt – Receipts, April-May
 

1912
43 8

Holroyd, Joseph - Travel – Europe and Egypt – Receipts held for payment
 

1912
43 9

Holroyd, Joseph - Travel – Europe and Egypt – Record of expenses
 

1912
43 10

Holroyd, Joseph - Travel – Palm Beach, Fla. – Cash book
 

1904
43 11

Holroyd, Joseph - Travel - Palm Beach, Fla. - Cash book
 

1904 or 1905?
44 1

Holroyd, Joseph - Travel – Palm Beach, Fla. – Cash book
 

1905
44 4

Holroyd, Joseph - Travel - Palm Beach, Fla. - Receipts
 

1904
44 5

Holroyd, Joseph - Travel – Princeton, N.J. - Receipts
 

1905
44 6

Lull, R.D - Bank passbook
 

1912-1914
44 7-8

Lull, R.D - Canceled checks
 

1912-1913
45 1-2

Lull, R.D - Canceled checks (continued)
 

1913-1914
45 3-5

Lull, R.D - Checkbooks
 

1912-1913
45 6-7

Lull, R.D - Monthly expense reports
 

Folders contain expense summaries compiled by Robert D. Lull, with accompanying receipts for the period of September 1912 to November 1912.

1912
46 1-11

Lull, R.D - Monthly expense reports (continued)
 

Folders contain expense summaries compiled by Robert D. Lull, with accompanying receipts for the period of November 1912 to August 1913.

1912-1913
47 1-3

Lull, R.D. - Monthly expense reports (continued)
 

Folders contain expense summaries compiled by Robert D. Lull, with accompanying receipts for the period of September 1913 to February 1914.

1913-1914
47 4

Mason, W.G. - Monthly expense reports
 

Folder contains expense summaries compiled by W.G. Mason, with accompanying receipts, for the period of January to May 1909.

1909
47 5

Wyness, George - Bank passbooks
 

1907-1913
47 6-12

Wyness, George - Canceled checks
 

1907-1915
48 1-6

Wyness, George - Checkbooks
 

1908-1917
48 7-8

Wyness, George - Monthly expense reports
 

Folders contain expense summaries compiled by gardener George Wyness, along with bank statements, canceled checks, and receipts for the period of February to May 1915.

1914-1915
49 1-10

Wyness, George - Monthly expense reports (continued)
 

Folders contain expense summaries compiled by gardener George Wyness, along with bank statements, canceled checks, and receipts for the period of June 1915 to August 1917.

1915-1917
50 1-11

Wyness, George - Monthly expense reports (continued)
 

Folders contain expense summaries compiled by gardener George Wyness, along with bank statements, canceled checks, and receipts for the period of September 1917 to July 1919.

1917-1919
51 1-3

Wyness, George - Monthly expense reports (continued)
 

Folders contain expense summaries compiled by gardener George Wyness, along with bank statements, canceled checks, and receipts for the period of August 1919 to January 1920.

1919-1920

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Subseries III: Payroll
 

Subseries III: Payroll, 1902-1916. Contains one payroll book covering the period of 1910 to 1912, payroll receipt books for the years 1902 to 1912, and payroll sheets dating from 1904 to 1916. Books in this series document household staff at Frick's summer residence (Eagle Rock) in Prides Crossing, Mass., and at 640 Fifth Avenue in New York, which Frick leased from the Vanderbilt family from 1905 to 1914. Payroll sheets in this series provide a partial record of employeees in the house and gardens at Clayton; the house, gardens, and stable at Eagle Rock; the family's nearby farm in Hamilton, Mass.; 640 Fifth Avenue and 1 East 70th Street in New York; the New York garage (located at 129 West 51st Street); and Frick's office staff in Pittsburgh.

Overall, payroll records in this series are not complete, and represent only a portion of the available documentation regarding Henry Clay Frick's household staff. Payroll from 1892-1897 is found in the Henry Clay Frick Papers, Series: Invoice Books, Volumes 6 and 7. The original volumes, however, are too fragile for handling; please see the archivist for copies. From 1898 to around 1901, payroll was compiled monthly and filed in the Henry Clay Frick Papers, Series III: Voucher Files. Additional payroll records can be found in the One East 70th Street Papers, and above in Subseries II: Contingent Funds, where payroll information for some years can be found among the monthly expense reports.

Box Folder Date
51 4

Payroll book
 

Monthly lists of household employees for the period of January 1910 to August 1912. Title and salary is given for each employee.

1910-1912
51 5-7

Payroll receipt books
 

Volumes signed by the staff upon receipt of wages. Organized either alphabetically by name, or by position within the household.

1902-1906
52 1-3

Payroll receipt books (continued)
 

Volumes signed by the staff upon receipt of wages. Organized either alphabetically by name, or by position within the household.

1906-1912
52 4-5

Payroll sheets
 

Includes payroll for house and garden at Clayton, house, garden and stable at Eagle Rock, Pittsburgh office, Faraday Coal & Coke Co. and St. Paul Coal Co., New York garage, 1 East 70th Street, and Hamilton Farm

1904-1916

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Subseries IV: Office Accounts
 

This subseries consists of journals, cash books, and checkbooks compiled by Henry Clay Frick's office staff in Pittsburgh, who typically included secretaries, bookkeepers, and stenographers. These employees managed a mix of personal, household, and business matters for Frick. Some office staff acted on behalf of the Frick family in the payment of certain bills using agent accounts established under their own names. The agent account journals in this subseries contain chronological entries made by C.F. Chubb from 1915 until 1933, and subsequently by Walter F. Cooley from 1933 to 1942. Chubb's entries are grouped either as general expenses, or as those of one of Frick's residences. Later, after Henry Clay Frick's death, expenses are classified as belonging to his estate, to Helen Clay Frick, to Childs Frick, or as shared expenses.

Cash books and petty cash checkbooks in this subseries record expenditures office supplies, along with goods and services procured for Frick's residences. Corresponding invoices for entries in these volumes may be found in the Henry Clay Frick Papers, Series IV: Receipts.

Along with the office employees mentioned above, Frick also hired renting agents who were responsible for the administration of Frick's office buildings (e.g. The Frick Building, Frick Annex, etc.) and smaller rental properties throughout Pittsburgh. This subseries contains the cash book of an unidentified renting agent dating from 1902 to 1904.

Box Folder Date
53 1-2

Agent account journals
 

Chronological entries of transactions made by C.F. Chubb, Karl F. Overholt, and Walter F. Cooley acting as agents for the Frick family.

1915-1942
53 3-4

Office fund cash books
 

1905-1915
53 5

Petty cash checkbook
 

1902-1903
54 1-3

Petty cash checkbooks (continued)
 

1903
54 4

Renting agent's cash book?
 

1902-1904

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Subseries V: Investment Accounts
 

Items in this subseries consist of daybooks, notes, lists, a record of locations where securities were deposited, recapitulations and trial balances, transaction and inventory sheets, brokerage statements, and correspondence regarding Frick's investment accounts. General files are grouped at the beginning of the subseries, followed by files of numbered accounts at firms such as Charles D. Barney & Co. and Moore, Leonard & Lynch. Account files chiefly consist of monthly statements, but may also include correspondence and notes.

Box Folder Date
54 5-6

Daybooks - Receipts and deliveries of securities
 

1912-1915
54 7

Investment record book [unused]
 

undated
54 8

Locations of securities
 

Organized by bank at which Frick's securities were deposited with an index of bank names at the front of the volume.

1906-1915
55 1

Marginal accounts
 

1914-1919
55 2-4

Notes re: stock transactions
 

circa 1910-1915
55 5-11

Recapitulations and trial balances
 

1910-1918
56 1

Recapitulations and trial balances (continued)
 

1918-1919
56 2-7

Securities transferred
 

Forms denoting the number of shares or par value, a description of the security, and to whom the certificates were delivered.

1912-1925
57 1-5

Transaction and inventory sheets
 

1907-1918
58 1-2

Transaction and inventory sheets (continued)
 

1919
58 3

Charles D. Barney & Co. - Account #26
 

1910-1919
58 4

Charles D. Barney & Co. - Account #44
 

1907-1909
58 5

Charles D. Barney & Co. - Account #46
 

1907-1908
58 6-10

Charles D. Barney & Co. - Account #61
 

1908-1909
59 1-10

Charles D. Barney & Co. - Account #61 (continued)
 

1909-1917
60 1-3

Charles D. Barney & Co. - Account #61 (continued)
 

1917-1919
60 4

Charles D. Barney & Co. - Account #61 "Special"
 

1909
60 5

Charles D. Barney & Co. - Account #62 (Charles L. Knoedler account)
 

1907-1908
60 6-8

Charles D. Barney & Co. - Account #100
 

1916-1919
60 9

Charles D. Barney & Co. - Account #105
 

1916-1919
60 10

Charles D. Barney & Co. - Account Special "B"
 

1919
60 11

James D. Smith & Co.
 

1906-1907
60 12

Mellon National Bank and Farmers Deposit National Bank
 

1906-1907
61 1-2

Mellon National Bank and Farmers Deposit National Bank (continued)
 

1907-1908
61 3-10

Moore, Leonard & Lynch - Account #37
 

1920-1922
62 1-11

Moore, Leonard & Lynch - Account #37 (continued)
 

1922-1924
63 1-6

Moore, Leonard & Lynch - Account #37 (continued)
 

1924-1925
63 7

Moore, Leonard & Lynch - Account #100
 

1916-1919
63 8

Moore, Leonard & Lynch - Account #105
 

1916-1919
63 9-11

Moore, Leonard & Lynch - Account #500
 

1916-1917
64 1-2

Moore, Leonard & Lynch - Account #500
 

1918-1919

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Subseries VI: Bank Records
 

Contains canceled checks, bank statements, check registers, and a small amount of correspondence. Materials in this subseries document bank accounts administered by either Frick or a member of his staff, especially F.W. McElroy or C.F. Chubb. A folder of general correspondence is filed first in this subseries, followed by canceled checks and statements arranged first by bank name, then by account. Bound check registers are filed at the end of the subseries; these are also arranged by bank.

Box Folder Date
64 3

Correspondence re: F.W. McElroy accounts
 

1915
64 4-7

Bankers Trust Co. (New York, N.Y.) - Canceled checks
 

1913-1917
65 1-2

Bankers Trust Co. (New York, N.Y.) - Canceled checks (continued)
 

1917-1919
65 3-8

Bankers Trust Co. (New York, N.Y.) - Statements
 

1912-1919
66 1-4

Bankers Trust Co. (New York, N.Y.) - C.F. Chubb Special Account - Canceled checks
 

1915-1928
66 5-6

Bankers Trust Co. (New York, N.Y.) - C.F. Chubb Special Account - Statements
 

1915-1921
67 1-3

Bankers Trust Co. (New York, N.Y.) - C.F. Chubb Special Account - Statements (continued)
 

1922-1928
67 4-6

Bankers Trust Co. (New York, N.Y.) - F.W. McElroy Special Account - Canceled checks
 

1913-1915
67 7

Bankers Trust Co. (New York, N.Y.) - F.W. McElroy Special Account - Statements
 

1913-1914
68 1

Citizens National Bank (Pittsburgh, Pa.) - Canceled checks
 

1902
68 2

City Deposit Bank (Pittsburgh, Pa.) - Checkbooks
 

1899-1908
68 3

Foreign transactions
 

Miscellaneous checks and foreign drafts at banks in Scotland, London, Paris, St. Moritz, Bellagio, Lucerne, Geneva, Aix-les-Bains, Vevey, The Hague, Ostende, Rome, Florence, Venice, Vienna, Salzburg, and Cologne.

1894-1898, 1919
68 4-7

Mellon National Bank (Pittsburgh, Pa.) - Canceled checks
 

1902-1918
68 8

Mellon National Bank (Pittsburgh, Pa.) - Statements
 

1909-1914
69 1

Mellon National Bank (Pittsburgh, Pa.) - Statements (continued)
 

1915-1918
69 2

Mercantile Trust Co. (New York, N.Y. and Pittsburgh, Pa.) - Blank checks
 

1912
69 3-6

Mercantile Trust Co. (New York, N.Y.) - Canceled checks
 

1900-1908
70 1-2

Mercantile Trust Co. (New York, N.Y.) - Canceled checks (continued)
 

1911-1912, 1919
70 3-5

Mercantile Trust Co. (New York, N.Y.) - Statements
 

1908-1910
71 1-2

Mercantile Trust Co. (New York, N.Y.) - Statements (continued)
 

1911
71 3

Merchants & Manufacturers National Bank (Pittsburgh, Pa.) - Canceled checks
 

1893-1894
71 4-6

Metropolitan Trust Co. of New York (Pittsburgh, Pa.) - Canceled checks
 

1916-1917
72 1-5

Metropolitan Trust Co. of New York (Pittsburgh, Pa.) - Canceled checks (continued)
 

1918-1919
72 6-7

Metropolitan Trust Co. of New York (Pittsburgh, Pa.) - Statements
 

1917-1919
73 1-6

National City Bank (New York, N.Y.) - Canceled checks
 

1905-1914
74 1-4

National City Bank (New York, N.Y.) - Canceled checks (continued)
 

1914-1916
74 5-8

National City Bank (New York, N.Y.) - Statements
 

1910-1919
75 1

Night & Day Bank (New York, N.Y.) - Canceled checks
 

1907-1908
75 2

Pittsburgh National Bank of Commerce (Pittsburgh, Pa.) - Canceled checks
 

1893-1900
75 3-6

T. Mellon & Son's Bank (Pittsburgh, Pa.) - Canceled checks
 

1893-1902
76 1-5

Union Savings Bank of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, Pa.) - C.F. Chubb Special Account - Canceled checks
 

1916-1928
76 6

Union Savings Bank of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, Pa.) - F.W. McElroy Special Accout - Canceled checks
 

1902-1903
77 1-6

Union Savings Bank of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, Pa.) - F.W. McElroy Special Accout - Canceled checks (continued)
 

1903-1908
78 1-5

Union Savings Bank of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, Pa.) - F.W. McElroy Special Accout - Canceled checks (continued)
 

1908-1913
79 1-2

Union Savings Bank of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, Pa.) - F.W. McElroy Special Accout - Canceled checks (continued)
 

1913-1915
79 3

Union Savings Bank of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, Pa.) - F.W. McElroy Special Accout - Checkbook
 

1907-1908
79 4-6

Union Trust Co. of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, Pa.) - Canceled checks
 

1900-1910
80 1-2

Union Trust Co. of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, Pa.) - Canceled checks (continued)
 

1911-1913
80 3-6

Union Trust Co. of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, Pa.) - Statements
 

1907-1911, 1915-1916
81 1-6

Union Trust Co. of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, Pa.) - Statements (continued)
 

1916-1918
82 1-5

Union Trust Co. of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, Pa.) - Statements (continued)
 

1918-1919
Checkbook 1

Checkbooks - Asiatic National Bank (Salem, Mass.)
 

1903-1904
Checkbooks 2-8

Checkbooks - Bankers Trust Co. (New York, N.Y.)
 

1912-1919
Checkbook 9

Checkbooks - Bankers Trust Co. (New York, N.Y.) - Construction of New York Residence
 

1912-1914
Checkbooks 10-13

Checkbooks - Bankers Trust Co. (New York, N.Y.) - C.F. Chubb Special Account
 

1915-1919
Checkbooks 14-19

Checkbooks - Bankers Trust Co. (New York, N.Y.) - F.W. McElroy Special Account
 

1913-1915
Checkbook 20

Checkbooks - Beverly National Bank (Beverly, Mass.)
 

1913-1914
Checkbook 21

Checkbooks - Citizens National Bank (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
 

1902
Checkbooks 22-26

Checkbooks - Fifth Avenue Bank (New York, N.Y.) - Joint Account
 

1905-1913
Checkbooks 27-35

Checkbooks - Fifth Avenue Bank (New York, N.Y.) - Joseph Holroyd Account
 

1907-1911
Checkbooks 36-37

Checkbooks - Fifth Avenue Bank (New York, N.Y.) - Blank
 

undated
Checkbooks 38-40

Checkbooks - Mellon National Bank (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
 

1903-1915
Checkbook 41

Checkbooks - Mercantile National Bank (Salem, Mass.)
 

1902
Checkbooks 42-49

Checkbooks - Mercantile Trust Co. (New York, N.Y.)
 

1900-1912
Checkbooks 50-53

Checkbooks - Metropolitan Trust Co. (New York, N.Y.)
 

1916-1919
Checkbooks 54-63

Checkbooks - National City Bank (New York, N.Y.)
 

1905-1916
Checkbooks 64-65

Checkbooks - Pittsburgh National Bank of Commerce (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
 

1892-1903
Checkbooks 66-73

Checkbooks - T. Mellon & Son's Bank (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
 

1891-1903
Checkbook 74

Checkbooks - Union Savings Bank of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
 

1903-1904
Checkbooks 75-86

Checkbooks - Union Savings Bank of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, Pa.) - C.F. Chubb Special Account
 

1915-1922
Checkbooks 87-103

Checkbooks - Union Savings Bank of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, Pa.) - F.W. McElroy Special Account
 

1904-1915
Checkbooks 104-117

Checkbooks - Union Trust Co. of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
 

1900-1919

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Oversize Materials
 

Box Folder Date
Oversize C 1

Investment Accounts - Charles D. Barney & Co. - Account #26
 

1910-1919
Oversize C 2

Investment Accounts - Charles D. Barney & Co. - Account #44
 

1907-1909
Oversize C 3

Investment Accounts - Charles D. Barney & Co. - Account #46
 

1907-1908
Oversize C 4

Investment Accounts - Charles D. Barney & Co. - Account #100
 

1916-1919
Oversize C 5

Investment Accounts - Charles D. Barney & Co. - Account #105
 

1916-1919
Oversize C 5

Investment Accounts - Moore, Leonard & Lynch - Account #37
 

1920, 1922
Oversize C 6

Investment Accounts - Moore, Leonard & Lynch - Account #100
 

1916-1919
Oversize C 6

Investment Accounts - Moore, Leonard & Lynch - Account #500
 

1916-1919

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