Swann Galleries' sale of the Riker family archives, 40 boxes of paperwork from a Manhattan law firm, was mentioned in one of Eve Kahn's recent Antiques columns in The New York Times.
Columbia University's Rare Book and Manuscript Library purchased the archive, which includes documents that date from around 1804 to 1924, for $10,800 at Swann's Printed & Manuscript Americana auction on September 17, 2009.
"The Rikers specialized in trusts and estates, and held onto papers as important as subpoenas and as haphazard as a medical clinic’s receipts for a few cents worth of syringes and paintbrushes . . . more
Labels: Columbia University Rare Book and Manuscript Library, law firm, New York History, New York Times, printed and manuscript americana, Rick Stattler, Riker family archive