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G. Cramer Oude Kunst gallery records, 1873-1998, bulk 1938-1998

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G. Cramer Oude Kunst Gallery Records
Series II. Financial records, 1920-1998 206.75 Linear Feet (497 boxes)
This series is comprised of account files, bank statements, tax documents, the gallery's expense reports, records of commissions, and records of insurance payments for the shipment of artworks.
Various financial documents are also filed with Series V.B. Documents.
Arrangement
Arranged in six subseries by document type and chronologically by year within each subseries.
Series II.A. Account files, 1933-1998 143.45 Linear Feet (344 boxes)
The account files include predominantly billing statements, receipts, business letters, and printed matter related to the gallery's daily expenditures, advertising in magazines, and housekeeping. Also included are Hans Max Cramer's business travel expenses. Occasionally interfiled are financial documents regarding shipment and insurance of artworks.
Receipts and bills for artworks sold by the gallery are only occassionally present in this subseries. They can rather be found filed together with letters in Series I. Correspondence and with in Series V. Miscellaneous papers. The Subseries V.B.Documents includes a substantial amount of invoices and commission agreements from the years 1929 to 1944, 1961 to 1965, 1969 to 1976, and 1994. Present in this group are several wartime invoices for artworks sold to Adolf Hitler's art museum in Linz. Also part of Series V.B. are Hans Max Cramer's commission agreements with various clients, including the art collector Heinrich Becker and the Estate of Ernst Proehl.
Arrangement
Arranged chronologically by year and within each year by month and within each month alphabetically by name of person, organization, or company.
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337 1933
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338 1938
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339 1939
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340 1940
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341 1941
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342-343 1942
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344 1943
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345 1944
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346 1945
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347 1946
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348 1947
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349 1948
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350 1949
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351 1950
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352 1951
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353-355 1952
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356-359 1953
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360-362 1954
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363-365 1955
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366-369 1956
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370-373 1957
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374-377 1958
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378-381 1959
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382-386 1960
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387-392 1961
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393-398 1962
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399-403 1963
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404-408 1964
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409-413 1965
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414-418 1966
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419-423 1967
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424-428 1968
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429-434 1969
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435-440 1970
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441-448 1971
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449-456 1972
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457-464 1973
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465-472 1974
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473-479 1975
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480-486 1976
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487-494 1977
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495-501 1978
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502-509 1979
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510-518 1980
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519-526 1981
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527-534 1982
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535-543 1983
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544-553 1984
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554-565 1985
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566-574 1986
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575-583 1987
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584-591 1988
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592-602 1989
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603-614 1990
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615-623 1991
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624-635 1992
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636-646 1993
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862-870 1994
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881-888 1995
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896-901 1996
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911-916 1997
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926-930 1998
Series II.B. Bank statements, 1933-1998 53.79 Linear Feet (129 boxes)
This subseries icludes bank statements, cheque stubs, and other bank documents of the gallery's business accounts as well as of the Cramer family's personal accounts. Most statements are from the Algemene Bank Nederland, the Bank voor Handel en Scheepvaart, the Rotterdamsche Bank, and the Postcheque- en Girodienst; but statements from several other mostly Dutch banks are also present.
Arrangement
Where several years are covered by consecutive boxes, the statements in those boxes are arranged chronologically by year, and then alphabetically by the name of the bank. Statements for personal accounts, when identifiable as such, are placed after that year's statements for business accounts, in a separate sequence arranged in the same order.
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761 1933-1936
Sales book, current account book.
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770 1933-1936
Business books.
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768 1933-1949
Commission books, cash books, sales books.
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762 1933-1960
Cash books, bank books.
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760 1935-1944
Miscellaneous financial documents, including documents of De Twentsche Bank from 1938 to 1939.
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647 1938-1940
Postcheque-en Girodienst statements.
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648 1938-1947
Rotterdamsche Bank statements.
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649 1939-1945
Giro tickets.
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650 1939-1948
Rotterdamsche Bank cheque stubs.
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651 1940-1945
Postcheque-en Girodienst statements.
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763 1940-1968
Cash books.
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769 1941-1965
Business books.
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652 1942-1953
Rotterdamsche Bank cheque stubs, correspondence, and account statements; postcheques; De Twentsche Bank cheques stubs, Rhein-Ruhr Bank travellers cheques.
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653 1946-1951
Postcheque-en Girodienst statements.
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654 1947-1953
Postcheque-en Girodienst statements, De Twentsche Bank stubs, Rotterdamsche Bank cheque stubs.
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771 1947-1971
Bank books.
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655 1948-1952
Rotterdamsche Bank statements.
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656-657 1951-1954
Postcheque-en Girodienst statements.
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658 1951-1954
De Twentsche Bank statements.
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659 1953-1954
Rotterdamsche Bank statements.
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660 1953-1965
De Twentsche Bank cheques stubs.
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661-662 1954-1958
Postcheque-en Girodienst stubs, Rotterdamsche Bank cheque stubs.
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663 1954-1962
Postcheque-en Girodienst statements, Bank für Handel und Industrie statements and correspondence.
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664 1954-1966
Rotterdamsche Bank cheque books.
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665 1955-1959
Rotterdamsche Bank statements, De Twentsche Bank statements.
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666 1957
Rotterdamsche Bank statements, De Twentsche Bank statements.
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667-668 1957-1958
Postcheque-en Girodienst statements.
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669 1958-1959
Rotterdamsche Bank statements.
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670 1958-1960
Rotterdamsche Bank cheques stubs.
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671 1958-1962
Postcheque-en Girodienst stubs.
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672 1959
Postcheque-en Girodienst statements.
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673-674 1960
Rotterdamsche Bank statements, Postcheque-en Girodienst statements.
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675 1960-1963
Rotterdamsche Bank cheque stubs.
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676 1960-1965
De Twentsche Bank statements, Rotterdamsche Bank statements.
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677-678 1961
Rotterdamsche Bank statements, Postcheque-en Girodienst statements.
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764 1961-1975
Cash books.
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765 1961-1976
Bank books.
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679-680 1962
Rotterdamsche Bank statements, Postcheque-en Girodienst statements.
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681 1962-1966
Postcheque-en Girodienst stubs.
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682-683 1963
Bank voor Handel en Scheepvaart statements, Rotterdamsche Bank statements, Postcheque-en Girodienst statements.
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684 1963-1966
Bank voor Handel en Scheepvaart transfer records; Rotterdamsche Bank transfer records.
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685-686 1964
Bank voor Handel en Scheepvaart statements, Rotterdamsche bank statements, Postcheque-en Girodienst statements.
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687-689 1965
Rotterdamsche Bank statements, De Twentsche Bank statements, Postcheque-en Girodienst statements, Bank voor Handel en Scheepvaart statements.
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690-691 1966
Allgemeine Bank Nederland statements, Postcheque- en Girodienst statements, Bank voor Handel en Scheepvaart statements, and various other statements.
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692 1966-1968
Amsterdam-Rotterdam Bank statemets, Bank voor Handel en Scheepvaart statements, Algemene Bank Nederland statements.
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693-695 1967
Amsterdam-Rotterdam Bank statements, Algemene Bank Nederland statements, Bank voor Handel en Scheepvaart statements, Postcheque- en Girodienst statements.
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696-698 1968
Amsterdam-Rotterdam Bank statements, Algemene Bank Nederland statements, Postcheque- en Girodienst statements.
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699-701 1969
Algemene Bank Nederland statements, Amsterdam-Rotterdam Bank statements, Postcheque- en Girodienst statements, Bank voor Handel en Scheepvaart statements.
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702-703 1970
Amsterdam-Rotterdam Bank statements, Bank voor Handel en Scheepvaart statements, Algemene Bank Nederland statements, Postcheque- en Girodienst statements.
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704 1970-1971
Amsterdam-Rotterdam bank statements.
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705-707 1971
Algemene Bank Nederland statements, Nederlandse Credietbank statements, Amsterdam-Rotterdam Bank statements, Postcheque-en Girodienst statements.
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708-710 1972
Algemene Bank Nederland statements, Amsterdam-Rotterdam Bank statements, Nederlandse Credietbank statements, Postcheque-en Girodienst statements.
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711 1972-1978
Algemene Bank Nederland statements, Amsterdam-Rotterdam Bank statements, Nederlandse Credietbank statements.
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712-714 1973
Algemene Bank Nederland statements, Amsterdam-Rotterdam Bank statements, Nederlandse Credietbank statements, Chase Manhattan Bank statements, Postcheque- en Girodienst statements.
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715-717 1974
Algemene Bank Nederland statements, Amsterdam-Rotterdam Bank statements, Chase Manhattan Bank statements, Nederlandse Credietbank statements, F. van Lanschot Bankiers statements, Postcheque-en Girodienst statements.
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718-720 1975
Algemene Bank Nederland statements, Amsterdam-Rotterdam Bank statements, Chase Manhattan Bank statements, Nederlandse Credietbank statements, F. van Lanschot Bankiers statements, Postcheque-en Girodienst statements.
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766 1975-1982
Bank books.
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767 1975-1992
Cash books, sales books.
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721-722 1976
Algemene Bank Nederland statements, Amsterdam-Rotterdam Bank statements, Chase Manhattan Bank statements, Nederlandse Credietbank statements, Postcheque-en Girodienst statements, F. van Lanschot Bankiers statements, Postgiro Rijkspostspaarbank statements.
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723-726 1977
Algemene Bank Nederland statements, Amsterdam-Rotterdam Bank statements, Chase Manhattan Bank statements, Nederlandse Credietbank statements, F. van Lanschot Bankiers statements, Postcheque-en Girodienst statements, Postgiro Rijkspostspaarbank statements.
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727-728 1978
Algemene Bank Nederland statements, Amsterdam-Rotterdam Bank statements, Chase Manhattan Bank statements, Nederlandse Credietbank statements, Postcheque-en Girodienst statements, F. van Lanschot Bankiers statements.
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729-730 1979
Algemene Bank Nederland statements, Amsterdam-Rotterdam Bank statements, Chase Manhattan Bank statements, Nederlandse Credietbank statements, Postcheque-en Girodienst statements, F. van Lanschot Bankiers statements.
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731-732 1980
Algemene Bank Nederland statements, Amsterdam-Rotterdam Bank statements, Postcheque-en Girodienst statements, F. van Lanschot Bankiers statements, Chase Manhattan Bank statements, Nederlandse Credietbank statements.
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733-734 1981
Algemene Bank Nederland statements, Amsterdam-Rotterdam Bank statements, Chase Manhattan Bank statements, F. van Lanschot Bankiers statements, Nederlandse Credietbank statements, Postgiro Rijkspostspaarbank statements.
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735-736 1982
Algemene Bank Nederland statements, Amsterdam-Rotterdam Bank statements, Chase Manhattan Bank statements, Nederlandse Credietbank statements, Postgiro Rijkspostspaarbank statements, F. van Lanschot Bankiers statements.
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737-738 1983
Algemene Bank Nederland statements, Amsterdam-Rotterdam Bank statements, Nederlandse Credietbank statements, Postgiro Rijkspostspaarbank statements, F. van Lanschot Bankiers statements, Chase Manhattan Bank statements.
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739-740 1984
Algemene Bank Nederland statements, Amsterdam-Rotterdam Bank statements, Chase Manhattan Bank statements, Graubündner Kantonalbank statements, F. van Lanschot Bankiers statements, Nederlandse Credietbank statements, Postgiro Rijkspostspaarbank statements.
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741-742 1985
Algemene Bank Nederland statements, Amsterdam-Rotterdam Bank statements, Nederlandse Credietbank statements, Graubündner Kantonalbank statements, Postgiro Rijkspostspaarbank statements, F. van Lanschot Bankiers statements, Chase Manhattan Bank statements.
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772 1985-1993
Bank books.
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743-744 1986
Algemene Bank Nederland statements, Amsterdam-Rotterdam Bank statements, Nederlandse Credietbank statements, Postbank statements, F. van Lanschot Bankiers statements, Graubündner Kantonalbank statements, Chase Manhattan Bank statements.
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745-746 1987
Algemene Bank Nederland statements, Amsterdam-Rotterdam Bank statements, Graubündner Kantonalbank statements, Nederlandse Credietbank statements, Postbank statements, F. van Lanschot Bankiers statements, Chase Manhattan Bank statements.
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747 1987-1992
Rogiro statements.
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748-749 1988
Algemene Bank Nederland statements, Amro Bank Statements, Amsterdam-Rotterdam Bank statements, Chase Manhattan Bank statements, Graubündner Kantonalbank statements, Nederlandse Credietbank statements, F. van Lanschot Bankiers statements, Postbank statements.
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750-751 1989
Algemene Bank Nederland statements, Amsterdam-Rotterdam Bank statements, Chase Manhattan Bank statements, Graubündner Kantonalbank statements, Postbank statements, F. van Lanschot Bankiers statements.
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752-753 1990
Algemene Bank Nederland statements, Amsterdam-Rotterdam Bank statements, Chase Manhattan Bank statements, Banque Finindus statements, Graubündner Kantonalbank statements, Postbank statements, F. van Lanschot Bankiers statements.
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754-755 1991
Algemene Bank Nederland statements, Amsterdam-Rotterdam Bank statements, Graubündner Kantonalbank statements, Postbank statements, F. van Lanschot Bankiers statements, Chase Manhattan Bank statements, Banque Finindus statements.
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756-757 1992
Algemene Bank Nederland statements, Amsterdam-Rotterdam Bank statements, Banque Finindus statements, Graubündner Kantonalbank statements, Postbank statements, F. van Lanschot Bankiers statements, Chase Manhattan Bank statements.
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758-759 1993
Algemene Bank Nederland statements, Amsterdam-Rotterdam Bank statements, Chase Manhattan Bank statements, Banque Finindus statements, Graubündner Kantonalbank statements, Postbank statements, F. van Lanschot Bankiers statements,
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930 1998
Series II.C. Taxes 1920s-1995 4.59 Linear Feet 12 boxes
Included are predominantly income tax documents for the gallery as well as individual income tax documents for Gustav Cramer and Hans Max Cramer. Some salary, wages, and sales tax documents are also present. Only a few reports of tax payments for artwork sold to clients were found in the archive. They are dated from 1968 to 1987 and are filed in box 776, folder 10.
A fews tax documents are also filed with Series V.B., such as Gustav Cramer's sales taxes for the years 1933 to 1936 (box 328, folder 6), documents regarding 1951 taxation (box 330, folder 3), and other taxation related documents for the years 1959 to 1963 (box 330, folders 9-18).
Arrangement
Arranged chronologically by date.
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773 1920s-1930s
Salary and wages documents, sales tax documents, trading licences, income tax documents, receipts for tax payments. Also included is a tax return statement for a 1937 shipment of artworks to Hugo Cramer in New York, with a list of the artworks with prices (folder 10); tax documents from Germany, dated 1929 and 1938 (folder 11); and Hugo Cramer's Dutch tax return documents from 1936 to 1939 (folder 12).
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774-775 1938-1965
Income, capital and property tax assessments, and miscellaneous other tax documents.
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776 1963-1987
Salary, income tax, and property tax documents. Also included here are tax reports for artwork sold to clients between 1968 and 1987 (folder 10).
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777 1967-1972
Income tax documents.
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778 1970-1974
Income tax documents.
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779 1975-1978
Income tax documents. DETAM papers.
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780 1979-1981
Salary and tax accounts, annual reports, DETAM accounts, income tax documents, and blank stationary of the Stichting Oude Kunst- en Antiekbeurs.
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781 1982-1985
Salary accounts, DETAM papers, income tax documents.
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782 1986-1988
Income tax documents.
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783 1989-1990
Income tax documents.
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784 1988-1995
Tax returns for the gallery and for Hans Max Cramer.
Series II.D. Expense reports, 1942-1993 1.46 Linear Feet (5 boxes)
This subseries consists of reports of the gallery's annual expenses prepared by the accounting firms Haket Ammerlaan & Partners, Haket den Haag, Kooijman & Co., Nassette & Klomp, Van Dien + Co., Nedac-Den Haag, Obers & Co., and Vereeniging van Handelaren in Oude Kunst in Nederland, and other accounting firms.
Arrangement
Arranged chronologically by year.
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785 1942-1964
Annual summaries of the gallery's expenses prepared by the firm Nassette & Klomp.
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786 1964-1979
Annual summaries of the gallery's expenses prepared by the firms Nassette & Raakman; Camps, Obers & Co.; Nedac-Den Haag; and Van Dien + Co.
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787 1974-1977
Annual summaries of the gallery's expenses prepared by the firm Van Dien + Co. and the Vereeniging van Handelaren in Oude Kunst in Nederland.
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788 1980-1988
Annual summaries of the gallery's expenses prepared by the firms Haket den Haag, Kooijman & Co., and Nedac-Den Haag,
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789 1988-1993
Annual summaries of the gallery's expenses prepared by the firm Haket Ammerlaan & Partners.
Series II.E. Commission books, 1964-1992 1.46 Linear Feet (4 boxes)
This subseries consists of commission books, in which artworks are recorded chronologically by year and within each year alphabetilacally by name of the individual client or museum. Sometimes included are indexes of names of artists whose artwork was sold, along with prices and references to the commission number and the number of the artwork in the gallery's sales catalog. Several commission books record the artworks by the artist's name, with notes regarding the history of the sale, the name of the buyer, and prices. The commission books for 1980 to 1992 include correspondence with clients, pasted in or inserted.
Arrangement
Arranged chronologically by year. The years overlap in most volumes.
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790 1964-1973
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791 1969-1983
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792 1974-1976
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793 1980-1992
Series II.F. Insurance records, 1936-1988 2.00 Linear Feet (3 boxes)
This subseries includes registers of certified letters sent to clients and registers of insurance payments made to various firms for shipment of artworks, predominantly to the firm Blom & Van der Aa. Also included are insurance policy documents from various agencies.
Arrangement
Arranged into two groups: registers and policy documents. The registers are arranged chronologically by year. The policy documents are arranged alphabetically by the name of the insurance agency.
Registers 1945-1975
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794 1945-1968
Registers of certified letters sent.
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795 1972-1975
Register of insurance paid for shipment of artworks. Included are the name of the shipping firm, place of destination, information about the artwork, and price.
Policy documents 1936-1988
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796 Blom & van der Aa 1962-1988
Registers and policy documents. The registers list the price paid, information about the artwork, method of shipment, and address of destination.
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937 Other agencies 1936-1987
Included are policy documents from AVAK, AmLon, Cigna, De Vos & Zoon, Nationale Nederlanden, R. Mees & Zoonen, TBBS, Unigarant ANWB Verzekeringen, Veraska, Zürich, and a few unidentified documents.


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