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Charles Herman Liebert papers

Call Number: MS 324

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of ten account books belonging to Charles Herman Liebert. Born in Newport, Kentucky, of German-American parentage, he was the son of John A. Liebert, a cabinet worker speacializing in the manufacture of piano cases. The family lived in Cincinnati, but had moved across the river to avoid an epidemic. J. A. Liebert later experimented with the manufacture of cases for the then-new sewing machine. Charles was hired by the Singer Manufacturing Company to read and reply to its German correspondence. He remained with Singer for more than sixty years and was for many years chief cashier.

He spent his adult life in New York City, in the late 1880's marrying Adelheid Kammerrer, and residing at 143 East 62nd Street. He was active in the Deutsch Liederkranz and the New York Athletic Club. He died in 1936.

The following are some of the abbreviations used in the account books:

L.K. or LKz: Liederkranz Club

NYAC: New York Athletic Club

JAL: John A. Liebert

Fred: Frederick W. Liebert, Charles' son

Addie: Adelheid (Kammerrer) Liebert

M.K. or Marie: Marie Kammerrer, his mother-in-law

R.C.K.: Robert C. Kammerrer, his brother-in-law

Lucy Kammerrer, his sister-in-law

S.M.Co.: Singer Manufacturing Company

R.L.H.: R. L. Herman, a friend

Wilhemina: Wilhemina Liebert, his mother

Helen, Helen Liebert, his daughter-in-law

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The papers were given to the university by Herman W. Liebert in 1948.


  • 1886-1927


Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection are in the public domain. There are no restrictions on use. Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Herman W. Liebert, 1948


0.25 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials


Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

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The papers consist of ten pocket account books recording Liebert's personal accounts during his long residence in New York City, where he worked for the Singer Manufacturing Company.

Biographical / Historical

Charles Herman Liebert was born in Newport, Kentucky in the 1850s. He was hired by the Singer Manufacturing Company to read and prepare replies to its German correspondence. He remained with Singer for more than sixty years and, for many years before his retirement, was chief cashier. Liebert passed all of his adult life in New York City and was active in several clubs. He died in 1936.

Guide to the Charles Herman Liebert Papers
Under Revision
compiled by Janet Elaine Gertz
June 2010
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Finding Aid Created In Accordance With Manuscripts And Archives Processing Manual
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Finding aid written in English.

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