William Bard (4/4/1778 - 1853)

Borrowing activity from 5/14/1791 to 1/15/1806.
William Bard, an actuary and president of a life insurance company, was born on April 4, 1778, in New York City. He graduated from Columbia College in 1797, was trained in law, and lived on his family's estate in Hyde Park until age fifty, when he settled with his family in New York City in the late 1820s (Murphy 13-15). Searching for employment, he became the founder of the New York Life Insurance and Trust Company, its first president from 1830 to 1843, and an actuary for the company from 1830 until the 1850s. During his tenure, the company became one of the leading life insurance companies in the country (Hirsch 33). He served as a trustee of Columbia College from 1840 to his death.

Bard's parents were Mary Bard and physician Samuel Bard. He married Catherine Cruger on October 7, 1802; they had fourteen children (Murphy 15).

Bard died on October 17, 1853, in Staten Island.
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Full Title Author Volume Date Out Date In Rep. Fine Ledger
Transcribed: Gillies' GreeceJohn GilliesVolume 15/14/17915/16/1791
Transcribed: Rollin an histCharles RollinVolume 15/16/17915/30/1791
Transcribed: " conCharles RollinVolume 15/30/17916/8/1791
Transcribed: Juv. IndiscretionsAnna Maria BennettVolume 26/8/17916/11/1791
Transcribed: Nadir ShahJames Fraser6/11/17916/14/1791
Transcribed: Campbell's AdmiralsJohn CampbellVolume 16/14/17916/19/1791
Transcribed: LavaterLavaterVolume 36/19/17917/10/1791
Transcribed: Lives Illustrious Persons8/15/17918/20/1791
Transcribed: Melmoth's CiceroMarcus Tullius CiceroVolume 19/20/17919/24/1791
Transcribed: Rollin an histCharles RollinVolume 29/24/179110/7/1791
Transcribed: "Charles RollinVolume 410/7/179110/21/1791
Transcribed: "Charles RollinVolume 510/21/179111/15/17911d
Transcribed: LavaterLavaterVolume 311/15/179111/17/1791
Transcribed: King PrussiaFrederic IIVolume 811/17/179112/2/1791
Transcribed: " conFrederic IIVolume 812/2/179112/16/1791
Transcribed: "Frederic IIVolume 312/16/179112/19/1791
Transcribed: HookeNathaniel HookeVolume 112/19/179112/27/1791
Transcribed: "Nathaniel HookeVolume 212/27/17911/6/1792
Transcribed: "Nathaniel HookeVolume 31/6/17921/16/1792
Transcribed: "Nathaniel HookeVolume 41/16/17921/23/1792
Transcribed: "Nathaniel HookeVolume 51/23/17922/7/1792
Transcribed: "Nathaniel HookeVolume 62/7/17922/13/1792
Transcribed: "Nathaniel HookeVolume 72/13/17922/22/1792
Transcribed: "Nathaniel HookeVolume 82/22/17922/28/1792
Transcribed: "Nathaniel HookeVolume 92/28/17923/7/1792
Transcribed: "Nathaniel HookeVolume 103/7/17923/16/1792
Transcribed: "Nathaniel HookeVolume 113/16/17923/23/1792
Transcribed: An. Universal historyVolume 133/23/17923/29/1792
Transcribed: "Volume 143/29/17924/10/1792
Transcribed: " conVolume 144/10/17924/17/1792No 6d
Transcribed: "Volume 154/17/17924/20/1792
Transcribed: Voyage d'Anach.J.-J. (Jean-Jacques) BarthélemyVolume 28/14/179911/26/17994/
Transcribed: Rollins An HistoryCharles RollinVolume 611/26/179912/17/17994/
Transcribed: Burkes WorksVolume 36/14/18007/30/1800
Transcribed: Giffords H FranceJohn Gifford; William Duane7/30/18008/12/1800
Transcribed: "Regina Maria RocheVolume 29/6/18009/12/1800
Transcribed: ClaremontRegina Maria RocheVolume 19/6/18009/12/1800
Transcribed: Bertram's MemoirsBertrand de MolevilleVolume 19/20/18009/29/1800
Transcribed: "Bertrand de MolevilleVolume 29/29/180010/15/1800
Transcribed: Paynes N. Hist.John PayneVolume 110/15/180011/11/18001/
Transcribed: More on F. Educat.Hannah More11/15/180011/18/1800
Transcribed: "Hannah More11/18/180011/18/1800
Transcribed: Sheridan Educat.Thomas Sheridan12/15/180012/30/1800
Transcribed: Anquit. An HistLouis-Pierre AnquetilVolume 112/30/18001/19/1801
Transcribed: Anquit. An HistLouis-Pierre AnquetilVolume 212/30/18001/19/1801
Transcribed: Anquit. An HistLouis-Pierre AnquetilVolume 312/30/18001/19/1801
Transcribed: "Louis-Pierre AnquetilVolume 11/19/18011/27/18014/
Transcribed: "Louis-Pierre AnquetilVolume 21/19/18011/27/18014/
Transcribed: "Louis-Pierre AnquetilVolume 31/19/18011/27/18014/
Transcribed: "Louis-Pierre AnquetilVolume 45/2/18015/4/1801
Transcribed: "Louis-Pierre AnquetilVolume 46/4/18016/24/1801
Transcribed: "Louis-Pierre AnquetilVolume 56/24/18017/25/1801
Transcribed: Berkeleys WorksVolume 17/25/18019/2/1801
Transcribed: Modern PhilosopherVolume 29/14/180110/9/1801
Transcribed: Modern PhilosopherVolume 19/14/180110/9/1801
Transcribed: Ramsays Revol. S. Carl.David RamsayVolume 110/9/180110/26/1801
Transcribed: Ramsays Revol. S. Carl.David RamsayVolume 210/9/180110/26/1801
Transcribed: C. Caesar Comm.Julius Caesar10/26/180111/9/1801
Transcribed: Godwins P JusticeWilliam GodwinVolume 211/20/180111/18/1801
Transcribed: Jones' WorksWilliam JonesVolume 54/13/18024/30/1802
Transcribed: "William JonesVolume 65/14/18025/14/1802
Transcribed: Virgil DelphiniVirgil5/14/18025/27/1802
Transcribed: Jones' WorksWilliam JonesVolume 15/27/18028/4/1802
Transcribed: Man of FeelingHenry Mackenzie8/19/18028/20/1802
Transcribed: Gillies AristotleVolume 18/20/180212/22/180224/
Transcribed: G TheatreFriedrich Ludwig SchröderVolume 52/14/18032/16/1803
Transcribed: New York MagVolume 32/16/18032/24/1803
Transcribed: Anderson's Recreat.James AndersonVolume 13/24/18034/6/1803
Transcribed: Hayleys Life Mitt.William Hayley7/7/18038/6/1803
Transcribed: Life CowperWilliam Hayley2/11/18043/4/1804
Transcribed: Ag RecreationsJames AndersonVolume 13/13/18043/16/1804
Transcribed: DairyingJosiah Twamley3/16/18044/4/1804
Transcribed: Ag RecreationsJames AndersonVolume 33/16/18044/4/1804
Transcribed: Stat Act ScotlandJohn SinclairVolume 214/4/18044/17/1804
Transcribed: Garricks PlaysDavid Garrick4/17/18044/20/1804
Transcribed: DelphineMadame de StäelVolume 34/17/18044/17/1804
Transcribed: Girl MountainEliza ParsonsVolume 24/20/18045/16/1804
Transcribed: Girl MountainEliza ParsonsVolume 14/20/18045/16/1804
Transcribed: Village PastorAugust Heinrich Julius LafontaineVolume 25/16/18046/9/18043/8
Transcribed: Village PastorAugust Heinrich Julius LafontaineVolume 35/16/18046/9/18043/8
Transcribed: Village PastorAugust Heinrich Julius LafontaineVolume 45/16/18046/9/18043/8
Transcribed: Village PastorAugust Heinrich Julius LafontaineVolume 15/16/18046/9/18043/8
Transcribed: "August Heinrich Julius LafontaineVolume 26/9/18049/25/1804
Transcribed: "August Heinrich Julius LafontaineVolume 36/9/18049/25/1804
Transcribed: "August Heinrich Julius LafontaineVolume 46/9/18049/25/1804
Transcribed: "August Heinrich Julius LafontaineVolume 16/9/18049/25/1804
Transcribed: De Retz MemoirsJean Francois Paul de Gondi De Retz; Guy JolyVolume 110/26/180411/5/1804
Transcribed: De Retz MemoirsJean Francois Paul de Gondi De Retz; Guy JolyVolume 210/26/180411/5/1804
Transcribed: Memoirs De RetzJean Francois Paul de Gondi De Retz; Guy JolyVolume 311/5/180411/5/1804
Transcribed: Memoirs De RetzJean Francois Paul de Gondi De Retz; Guy JolyVolume 411/5/180411/5/1804
Transcribed: Memoirs De RetzJean Francois Paul de Gondi De Retz; Guy JolyVolume 511/5/180411/5/1804
Transcribed: Memoirs De RetzJean Francois Paul de Gondi De Retz; Guy JolyVolume 611/5/180411/5/1804
Transcribed: Heron's ChemistryRobert HeronVolume 411/20/180412/11/1804
Transcribed: Heron's ChemistryRobert HeronVolume 511/20/180412/11/1804
Transcribed: Heron's ChemistryRobert HeronVolume 611/20/180412/11/1804
Transcribed: Heron's ChemistryRobert HeronVolume 311/20/180412/11/1804
Transcribed: Act. rendered12/11/180423/8
Transcribed: Burnes WorksRobert BurnsVolume 112/13/18041/3/1805
Transcribed: Burnes WorksRobert BurnsVolume 312/13/18041/3/1805
Transcribed: Burnes WorksRobert BurnsVolume 212/13/18041/3/1805
Transcribed: Burnes WorksRobert BurnsVolume 412/13/18041/3/1805
Transcribed: Farmers MagVolume 212/19/180412/29/1804
Transcribed: Burnes WorksRobert BurnsVolume 11/3/18052/14/18057/
Transcribed: Burnes WorksRobert BurnsVolume 21/3/18052/14/18057/
Transcribed: Life PetrarchSusannah DobsonVolume 13/22/18054/16/1805
Transcribed: Life PetrarchSusannah DobsonVolume 23/22/18054/16/1805
Transcribed: Life PetrarchSusannah DobsonVolume 14/16/18055/6/1805
Transcribed: Life PetrarchSusannah DobsonVolume 24/16/18055/6/1805
Transcribed: Martins Virgil4/21/18054/28/1805
Transcribed: "Susannah DobsonVolume 15/6/18055/18/1805
Transcribed: "Susannah DobsonVolume 25/6/18055/18/1805
Transcribed: "Susannah DobsonVolume 25/18/18055/23/1805
Transcribed: Martins Virgil6/28/18056/28/1805
Transcribed: " PhilosophyVolume 16/28/18057/3/1805
Transcribed: Potter G AntiqJohn PotterVolume 17/3/18057/11/1805
Transcribed: Adam's on MicroscopeGeorge AdamsVolume 17/11/18057/21/1805
Transcribed: Plates to "George AdamsVolume 27/11/18057/21/1805
Transcribed: Butlers AnalogyBishop Joseph Butler7/21/18059/4/1805
Transcribed: Gordon's TacitusThomas GordonVolume 111/6/18051/15/18066/
Transcribed: Gordon's TacitusThomas GordonVolume 211/6/18051/15/18066/
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