Manuscript Group 1586, Guide to the Columbia Academy Records 1813-1838

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Descriptive Summary
Historical Note
Scope and Content Note
Access Points
Administrative Information
Bibliography

Container List

Financial Statements


Guide to the Columbia Academy Records
1813-1838
MG 1586

The New Jersey Historical Society
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The New Jersey Historical Society, Publisher
Inventory prepared by Shawn Ryan Rosa.

Finding aid encoded by Julia Telonidis. December 2004. Production of the EAD 2002 version of this finding aid was made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Finding aid written in English.


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Columbia Academy
Title: Guide to the Columbia Academy Records
Dates 1813-1838
Abstract: This collection consists of manuscript documents, mostly facilities bills and financial statements, from 1813-1838, related to the Columbia Academy of Bergen, New Jersey.
Quantity: 0.03 linear feet (3 folders)
Collection Number: MG 1586

Historical Note

The Columbia Academy served children from the Bergen, New Jersey area from 1790-1857, until it was replaced by the first of three public schools. In 1870, the township of Bergen was absorbed into greater Jersey City, New Jersey.

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Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of nineteen manuscript documents, from 1813-1838, related to the Columbia Academy of Bergen, New Jersey. The majority of the documents are general bills having to do with the maintenance and upkeep of Columbia Academy’s facilities. Also included in the collection are several statements describing tuition issues as well as several payment stubs issued to various teachers who worked for Columbia Academy.

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Access Points

The entries below represent persons, organizations, topics, forms, and occupations documented in this collection.

Subject Organizations:

Columbia Academy
(Bergen, Jersey City, N.J.)

Subject Topics:

Schools–New Jersey–Jersey City.

Subject Places:

Bergen (Jersey City, N.J.)

Document Types:

Financial statements.
Invoices.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as: Manuscript Group 1586, Columbia Academy Records, The New Jersey Historical Society.

Acquisition Information

Purchased by the New Jersey Historical Society in January 2003

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Bibliography

www.jerseycityhistory.net/bergensquare.html

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Container List

Financial Statements
Box Folder Title Date
1 1 Bill: Listing charges incurred by Trustees of Columbia Academy at a local tavern for eight dinners, cigars, brandy, and hay for horses. 1813 Dec. 28
1 1 Bill: Listing charges for boards and plank delivered to Columbia Academy. 1814 July 11
1 1 Receipt of Payment:Notifying Columbia Academy that an account has been paid in full. 1814 Sept. 1
1 1 Bill: Listing charges incurred for work that includes “making, mending, and repairing tools for sinking a rock in the well” at Columbia Academy. 1816 May 6
1 1 Payment Stub: Stating Andrew Craig, teacher at Columbia Academy, has been paid for services rendered. 1816 July 4
1 1 Payment Stub: Stating Andrew Craig, teacher at Columbia Academy, has been paid for services rendered 1816 Oct. 4
1 2 Bill: Listing charges incurred for grounds work performed at Columbia Academy including cleaning the school room, whitewashing, and purchasing supplies such as Rhode Island lime, brooms, and brushes. 1817 Mar. 29
1 2 Bill: Listing charges incurred by Columbia Academy for work performed by township of Bergen including cleaning and whitewashing. 1817 Apr. 7
1 2 Bill: Listing charges incurred by Columbia Academy for general supplies. 1820 Mar. 24
1 1 Bill: Listing cost of twenty-six loads of stone delivered to Columbia Academy. 1820 May 26
1 2 Bill: Gerritt Dewitt requesting payment for services rendered to Columbia Academy. 1820 June 7
1 2 Statement: Itemizing tuition rates to be charged to several attendants of Columbia Academy. 1821 Feb. 10
1 2 Statement: Listing students of Columbia Academy who were eligible to have their tuition paid by the Bergen Corporation. 1822 Oct. 12
1 3 Statement: Listing students who were to have their tuition paid by a certain “Charity School.” 1824 Jan. 30
1 2 Payment Stub: Instructing that George White, teacher at Columbia Academy, be paid for services rendered. 1825 July 28
1 3 Payment Stub: Instructing that Francis Williams, teacher at Columbia Academy, be paid for services rendered. 1825 July 30
1 3 Statement: Listing of indigent children enrolled in Columbia Academy. 1826 Mar. 21
1 3 Incoming Letter: Cornelius Britten, teacher at Columbia Academy, requesting an increase in salary. 1831
1 3 Bill: Listing tuition balances for five students attending Columbia Academy 1838 Apr. 28

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