Cyrus Hall McCormick Correspondence and Subject File, 1788-1939


Summary Information
Title: Cyrus Hall McCormick Correspondence and Subject File
Inclusive Dates: 1788-1939

Creator:
  • McCormick, Cyrus Hall, 1809-1884
Call Number: McCormick Mss 1A; McCormick Mss 2A; McCormick Mss 3A; McCormick Mss 4A

Quantity: 96.6 c.f. (192 archives boxes and 50 card boxes) and 5 volumes

Repository:
Archival Locations:
Wisconsin Historical Society (Map)

Abstract:
Papers of Cyrus Hall McCormick, inventor of the reaper and a Chicago industrialist, comprising correspondence, memoranda, and letterbooks concerning the growth of the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company in both the domestic and foreign fields, and dealing with McCormick's many other interests, particularly the Presbyterian Church and several charities; his activities as a member of the state and national Democratic party; and his investments, chiefly in Chicago real estate, railroads, and mines. Also included are deeds, contracts, investment proposals, and other documents. Some of the letters are to or from McCormick's wife Nettie Fowler, their son Cyrus Jr., and others associated with the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company. The earliest dated items were written or received by Cyrus' father, Robert McCormick, and by other family members.

Note:

Forms part of the McCormick Collection.



Language: English

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Scope and Content Note

Since McCormick was so often absent from Chicago on business, voluminous correspondence was necessary. He communicated in great detail with company officials William S. McCormick and his successor, Charles A. Spring Jr., each of whom wrote McCormick concerning personal and business matters, patents, agreements, sales, agents, and investments; while his brother Leander's letters refer to design, operation, and patents. Other correspondents include foreign agents after 1851; traveling agents who moved throughout the Midwest and the East after 1845; and small-town implement dealers and general agents who came to be the eyes and ears of the company, as well as salesmen for the McCormick machines. With improvements in the reaper and introduction of the mower, self rake, harvester, and binder, patents cases and manufacturing rivalries generated much of the correspondence. Included are letters and agreements relating to patentees and manufacturers, as well as those who advised and represented McCormick in business and legal matters.

Presbyterian Church affairs were a dominant personal interest and the correspondence with churchmen reflects growth of several Presbyterian churches in Chicago, church dissension prior to the Civil War, and controversies between conservative and radical theology. To advance his Old School point of view McCormick endowed the Presbyterian Theological Seminary of the Northwest at Chicago, now called the McCormick Theological Seminary; fought to maintain conservative instruction; and contributed to its buildings and operation. Other schools of which he particularly approved were recipients of his support. McCormick corresponded with and supported the evangelism of Dwight L. Moody, and established a family tradition of consistent aid to the Young Men's Christian Association. Appeals for financial assistance increased after the Civil War when a flood of pleas came from their family home state of Virginia and the South. McCormick responded to numerous individuals and letters reveal his concern for impoverished churches and the welfare of blacks, with substantial contributions especially to the Southern Aid Society.

In politics McCormick was a Democrat, taking an active though somewhat sporadic interest in national conventions and election campaigns. Being opposed to abolition and secession, his correspondence prior to the Civil War emphasizes his hope that both his party and his church could help to prevent a break between the states. Much of his political correspondence relates to his service as chairman of the Democratic State Central Committee in Illinois.

McCormick's investments were varied and included speculation in railroads, mineral lands, and other properties. Correspondents include lawyers and financiers in New York. Major interests include the Union Pacific Railroad Company, the Southern Railroad Association, the Tehuantepec Inter-Ocean Railroad Company, and rail construction in Iowa, Nebraska, and elsewhere. Investments in the Montana Mineral Land and Mining Company and Arizona properties, and abortive attempts to obtain gold at the Dorn mine in South Carolina and silver at the Little Chief mine in Colorado prompted much correspondence. Other investment was in the Mississippi Valley Society of London formed to encourage European capital and immigrants to seek the Midwest; and foreign interests such as the American Exchange in Europe, Ltd.

Personal concerns are documented throughout the collection. Letters with family members and business and investment affairs also include comments on family and social affairs. After McCormick's death, the papers chiefly concern the trusts created by his will and the administration of his estate.

Arrangement of the Materials

Organized in four series: 1A consists of correspondence received, 1788-1939; 2A consists of a subject file, 1811-1884; 3A consists of letterpress copy books, 1867-1884, focusing on business matters; and 4A consists of letterpress copy books, 1869-1882, focusing on politics, religion, and mining.

Contents List
McCormick Mss 1A
Part 1 (McCormick Mss 1A): Correspondence, 1788-1939
Physical Description: 70.0 c.f. (125 archives boxes and 50 card boxes) 
Scope and Content Note

This series, covering the years 1788 through 1939, comprises the main section of the Cyrus H. McCormick papers. The correspondence is largely letters, reports, telegrams, statements and memoranda received by Cyrus H. McCormick, his wife Nettie Fowler, their son Cyrus H. McCormick Jr., and persons associated with the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company. There are also letters written by Robert McCormick, Cyrus H. McCormick, and his family, consisting of original manuscripts (handwritten and typescript) and typescript copies.

The subjects covered are multiple with an emphasis on the development of the reaper, the growth of the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company, Presbyterian Church activities, and politics.

Letters are filed chronologically by years and alphabetically by name of author within the chronology. Each item is cataloged in the main catalogue of the Cyrus H. McCormick papers under the name of the author. A good portion is also cross-referenced by name of the recipient.

The content of each box is listed according to the title of the first and the last folder in the box.

Box   1
McCormick, James, 1788-Reynolds, 1835
Box   2
Kennet, Joshua, 1836-King, D.C., 1845
Box   3
Hassle, William, 1845-McCormick, William S., 1819
Box   4
Moore, Thomas S., 1849-Wright and Selby, 1853
Box   5
E. Adams and others, 1854-Huffin, Edmund, 1854
Box   6
Saddoris, William, 1854-Ingersoll, W., 1855
Box   7
Jackey, Henry, 1855-Zimmerman, D., 1855
Box   8
Adams, Hugh, 1856-McCormick, J.B., 1856
Box   9
McCormick, Leander J., 1856-Carter, Thomas, 1857
Box   10
Cartmell, W.M., 1857-McCormick, John, 1857
Box   11
McCormick, William S., 1857-Zimmerman, D., 1857
Box   12
Ackerman, John, 1858-Haynes, William H., 1858
Box   13
Healy, E., 1858-Merchant, Lewis, 1858
Box   14
Merritt, P.W., 1858-Willis, William, 1858
Box   15
Wilson, Hawksworth, Ellison and Company, 1858-McCormick, Robert (Fiddling Bob), 1860
Box   16
McCormick, William S., 1860-McCormick, Mary Ann, 1862
Box   17
McCormick, William S., 1862-McCormick, William S., 1863
Box   18
Miller, Thomas K., 1863-McCormick, C.H., and Brothers, 1865
Box   19
McCormick, Henrietta M., 1865-McCormick, Agnes E., 1866
Box   20
McCormick, C.H., 1866-Abbott, Joseph, 1867
Box   21
Ackerman, John, 1867-Brock, J.P., 1867
Box   22
Brockenbrough, John W., 1867-Eldridge and Brothers, 1867
Box   23
Endicott, W.F., 1867-Jones, Thomas R., 1867
Box   24
Jordan, William A., 1867-Miller, Simeon A., 1867
Box   25
Kills and Cooper, 1867-Sleight, H.O., 1867
Box   26
Smith, Allison J., 1867-Baldwin, William D., 1868
Box   27
Barlow, Samuel L.M., 1868-French, T.L., and Company, 1868
Box   28
Fries, A.J., 1868-McClung, Rachel D.W., 1868
Box   29
McCormick, 1868-Moore, S.M., and Company, 1868
Box   30
Morgan, Charles, 1868-Upton, J.K., 1868
Box   31
Tisserand, Eugene, 1868-Crawford, William, 1869
Box   32
Craycroft, Frank, 1869-Mayo, Fanny E., 1869
Box   33
McCormick, Dorn Mining and Manufacturing Company, 1869-McCormick, William G., 1869
Box   34
McLown, John, 1869-Stuart, A., 1869
Box   35
Taylor, J.L., 1869-Irvine and Company, 1870
Box   36
Jack, John, 1870-McCormick, Robert S., 1870
Box   37
McCormick, William G., 1870-Adams, Hugh, 1871
Box   38
Adams, J.T., 1871-Kelly, J.B., 1871
Box   39
Kenney M.N., 1871-McCormick, Leander J. and William R. Baker, 1871
Box   40
McCormick, Mary Ann, 1871-Tucker, H., 1871
Box   41
Tufts, S.P., 1871-Brooks, W.S., 1872
Box   42
Bross, William, 1872-Dwyer, Walter M.B., 1872
Box   43
Dwyer, Walter M.O., 1872-Hughes, E.B., 1872
Box   44
Humphreys, E. Arthur, 1872-McClure, A.M., 1872
Box   45
McCormick, C.H., 1872-Nelson, William E., 1872
Box   46
Neuberger, J.M., 1872-Sloan, W.P., 1872
Box   47
Slocum, H.W., 1872-Winter, H.A., 1872
Box   48
Winston, F.H., 1872-Ellis, William P., 1873
Box   49
Evans, J.G., 1873-Marder, John, 1873
Box   50
Markham, George W., 1873-Perry, A., and Company, 1873
Box   51
Peterson Brothers, 1873-Zeller, Mrs. Mary P., 1873
Box   52
A.A. Abbott and Company, 1874-Coombs, John, 1874
Box   53
Coquillard, A., 1874-Jewell and Gibson, 1874
Box   54
Jewett, John N., 1874-Osborne, J.H., 1874
Box   55
Owen, John L., 1874-Swan, Charles H., 1874
Box   56
Talbert, T., 1874-Chambers, V.T., 1875
Box   57
Chapman, John E., 1875-Mason, Alfred B., 1875
Box   58
Matthews, Frank K., 1875-Vanarsdale, W.W., 1875
Box   59
Van Eps, William, 1875-Bourne, James M., 1876
Box   60
Bouton, T.F., 1876-Cutler, D.C., 1876
Box   61
Dahlgreer, J.A., 1876-Goddard, A.P., 1876
Box   62
Goode, J., 1876-Knapp, R.M., 1876
Box   63
Knight, Edward H., 1876-McRae, D.K., 1876
Box   64
Meacham, M.M., 1876-Ritter, T.H., 1876
Box   65
Roberts, G.A., 1876-Ticknor, J.S., 1876
Box   66
Tilden Club, 1876-Bradley, O.H., 1877
Box   67
Braxton, Tomlin, 1877-Griffith and Dumont, 1877
Box   68
Guernsey, F.T., 1877-McCormick, C.H. and L.J., 1877
Box   69
McCormick, C.H., Waite, Burnell and Company, 1877-Spear, Ellis, 1877
Box   70
Spring, C.A., Jr., 1877-Bradley, P.H., 1878
Box   71
Brewster, George H., 1878-Locke, S.D., 1878
Box   72
Lord, Deaniel D., 1878-Read, C.H., 1878
Box   73
Rhodes, John J., 1878-Davis, T. Van L., 1879
Box   74
Day, Henry, 1879-Mills, B.S., 1879
Box   75
Moody, D.L., 1879-Burnet, 1880
Box   76
Carpenter, G.B., 1880-McCormick, Mrs. C.H., 1880
Box   77
McCormick, Cyrus H., 1860-Thomas, E.G., 1880
Box   78
Thurston, B.F., 1860-Chapman, S.W., 1881
Box   79
Charter, John, 1881-Henry, Bettie and Sue, 1881
Box   80
Hensel, Brickmann and Lorbcacher, 1881-McCue, J. Marshall, 1881
Box   81
McDowell, S.B., 1881-Stark, Andrew, 1881
Box   82
Stephens, Thomas J., 1881-Bishop, E.D., 1882
Box   83
Blair, A. McR., 1882-Gilbertson, P.C., 1882
Box   84
Gorham, Helen M., 1882-Lewis, John D., 1882
Box   85
Ligon, M.V.M., 1882-Mitchell, W.P., 1882
Box   86
Moore, R., 1882-Spring, A.C., Jr., 1882
Box   87
Stanley, F.J., 1882-Brown, Robert, 1883
Box   88
Buckner and Company, 1883-Hoke, John I., 1883
Box   89
Hooker, John D., 1883-McClellan, O.D., 1883
Box   90
McCormick, C.H., 1883-The Orvis Plow Company, 1883
Box   91
Osborne, D.M., 1883-Travis, C.L., 1883
Box   92
Travis, John S., 1883-Brown, Lawrence E., 1884
Box   93
Burcky and Stevenson, 1884-Jordan, J.R., 1884
Box   94
Karn and Hickson, 1884-McCormick, C.H. and L.J., 1884
Box   95
McCormick, Ernestine, 1884-Robins, D.B., 1884
Box   96
Roby, George L., 1884-Bartlett, A., 1885
Box   97
Bartlett, P.M., 1885-Dyrenforth, Philip C., 1885
Box   98
Eby, Herman, 1885-Jones, William H., 1885
Box   99
Jordan, Mrs. E.B., 1885-Merick, M.F., 1885
Box   100
Merriam, L.B., 1865-Rose, J.H., 1885
Box   101
Ross, Howard, 1885-Yale and Towne Manufacturing Company, 1885
Box   102
Adams, Cyrus, 1886-Hood, J.A., 1886
Box   103
Hopper, A.P., 1886-Morse, Richard C., 1886
Box   104
Morgan, G. Peyton, 1886-Chapman, S.W., 1887
Box   105
Chase, Sarah, 1887-McChesney, Robert, 1887
Box   106
McCormick, 1887-Cary, Mrs. J., 1888
Box   107
Case and Willand Thresher Company, 1888-Smalley, E.M., 1888
Box   108
Smith, Anna Rice, 1888-McCormick, Swift (R.H.P.), 1889
Box   109
McHenry, H., 1889-Kirkland, Joseph, 1892
Box   110
Leeson, 1892-McCormick, Mrs. C.H., 1894
Box   111
McGuffin, Thomas H., 1894-Mann, Henry F., 1897
Box   112
McCormick, Cyrus H., 1897-Butt, James D., 1899
Box   113
Chaille-Long, Charles, 1899-McCormick, Harold F., 1899
Box   114
McCormick, Leander J., 1899-Chaille-Long, Charles, 1900
Box   115
Chaplain, P., 1900-Hoff, John J., 1900
Box   116
Hofmann, 1900-McCormick, Mrs. C.H., 1900
Box   117
McCormick, Cyrus H., 1900-McCormick, Harvesting Machine Company, 1900
Box   118
McCormick, Harvesting Machine Company, 1900-McCormick, Stanley, 1900
Box   119
McCormick, Stanley, 1900-Tardy Charles, 1900
Box   120
Taylor, J.W., 1900-Hirsch, Einar, 1901
Box   121
Hoagland John R., 1901-Lord, L.C., 1902
Box   122
Morgan, Percy T., 1902-Ruth, Ella F., 1909
Box   123
Stone, Jud, 1909-Csutra, Josef, 1922
Box   124
Dunlap, Lula S., 1922-MacVeagh, Mrs., undated
Box   125
McClurg, Eleanor W., undated-miscellaneous, undated
Box   126-175
Card index to portions of Series 1A, 2A, and 3A
McCormick Mss 2A
Part 2 (McCormick Mss 2A): Subject File, 1811-1884
Physical Description: 23.0 c.f. (58 archives boxes) and 5 volumes 
Scope and Content Note

Series 2A is divided into two parts: chronological (part I) and subject (part II). The chronological section is arranged in strict chronological order by year, and then alphabetically by author or subject within the chronology. This section covers the years 1811 to 1884, with undated items arranged alphabetically at the end. The material in the chronological section is varied but with an emphasis on the business and economic affairs of Cyrus H. McCormick. Included, in either original or copied form, are deeds, partnership agreements, investment proposals, business accounts, contracts, promissory notes, receipts, medical prescriptions, business correspondence from agents, as well as letters relating to religious institutions, politics, the Civil War and personal and family items.

Boxed material in the subject section is arranged alphabetically: from “Advertising” to “YMCA.” Within each subject division, however, folders may be arranged alphabetically or chronologically. Thus the subject division “Mines” is first arranged alphabetically by state, then chronologically within each state. The subject division “Appeals” is first arranged chronologically and then alphabetically within the chronology.

Following the subject boxes are five bound volumes relating to the Dorn Mines, stock transfers and the Mississippi Valley Society.

Material in this series is cataloged on 3x5 cards, contained in four card files. The catalog is set up alphabetically by author or subject. Cards indicate the year to look under if the item is in the chronological section. If the item is filed under a subject heading, the card gives the subject and the year. The bound volumes are not cataloged but are shown in the shelf list for 2A.

The content of each box is listed according to the title of the first and the last folder in the box. In cases where more than one subject is contained in a box, the listings are for the first and last folder of each subject division.

Part 1: Chronological
Box   1
1811: McCormick, Robert Sr.-1861: Watson, P.H.
Box   1A
1860: Fowler, Eldridge Merick-1861: Whiting, William
Box   2
1862: Buell, James-1861: McCormick, Leander J.
Box   3
1865: McCormick, Mary Ann-1867: Boardman, H.A., Jr.
Box   4
1867: Browne, William-1868: Leucher, T.
Box   5
1868: Locke, S. Morris-1869: Ogden, W.B.
Box   6
1869: O'Rourke, Matthew J.-1871: Cobb, F.D. and Company
Box   7
1871: Conkling, Edgar-1872: Hurlbut, Henry A.
Box   8
1872: Importers' and Traders' National Bank of New York-1873: Mississippi Valley Society, Chicago Branch
Box   9
1873: Moore and Rust-1874: Zeigler, Charles
Box   10
1875: Alexander Walter S.-1878: McCormick, Cyrus H. Jr.
Box   11
1878: McCormick, W. Grigsby-1881: Dole, J.G.
Box   12
1881: Durham, C.W.-1882: Pierson, A.T.
Box   13
1882: Prince, J.D.-undated: Burkhardt, E.
Box   14
undated: Burling, Elizabeth S.-undated: Wright, J.S.
Part 2: Subject
Advertising
Box   15
Miscellaneous
Agricultural
Box   15
Berlin Royal Agricultural Museum, 1872-United States Agricultural Society, 1859
Agricultural Machinery, McCormick
Box   15
McCormick, advance attacked, McCormick Harvesting Machine Company, 1883-1884
Agricultural Machinery, Other than McCormick
Box   15
Agricultural machines zeitschrift (journal), 1867-Zimmerman, William
Appeals
Box   15
McClung, Rachel D.W., 1857-Ann Smith Academy, 1865-1866
Box   16
Bissell, S.B.S., 1865-Waterbury, J.B., 1866
Box   17
Waters, Charles O., 1866-Brown, Henry, 1869
Box   18
Buchanan, Kate, 1869-Braxton, Henrietta, 1871
Box   19
Braxton, William P., 1871-Hobe, Moses D., 1876
Box   20
Joseph, Mrs. Thomas N., 1876-Marks, Mrs. I.E., 1882
Box   21
Marshall, 1882-undated and unsigned
Banking
Box   22
Allan Brothers and Company, 1872-Nelson, A.M., 1873
Box   23
Nelson, Niels A., 1873-undated and miscellaneous
Business Acts
Box   23
Association Francaise pour l'avancement des Sciences, 1883-McCormick, Cyrus Hall, undated
Catalogs
Box   23
Catalogue of the library of Cyrus Hall McCormick, 1899
Catalogs
Box   24
List of books missing and not in place, 1899
Church Affairs
Box   24
Daggett, W.E., 1858-Humphrey, E.P., 1869
Box   25
Hurlbut, Horace A., 1869-Smith, Benjamin Mosby, 1884
Colleges
Box   25
Lake Forest, Illinois, 1869-Washington and Lee University, Virginia, 1870
Box   26
Washington and Lee University, Virginia, 1871-1872
Exhibitions and Expositions
Box   26
Centennial Board of Finance, 1874-Vienna Universal Exposition, 1872
Family Residences
Box   26
Chicago, 230 N. Dearborn, 1864-Chicago, 135 Rush, 1879
Box   27
Chicago, 135 Rush, 1879-New York, Richfield Springs, 1880
Box   28
New York, Richfield Springs, 1881-New York, Richfield Springs, undated
The Interior
Box   28
Buchanan, M.D., 1870-Halsey, Le Roy J., 1876
Box   29
Swazey, Arthur, 1877-Spring, C.A., Jr., 1884
Investments
Box   29
Beckley, Alfred, 1854-Dix, John A., Credit Foncier, 1872
Note: Credit Foncier de France is a French national mortgage bank.
Box   30
Ham, Benjamin F., Credit Mobilier, 1872-Webb, J. Watson, undated
Note: Credit Mobilier is a large French bank.
Leander J. McCormick Controversy
Box   31
Baker, W.R., 1880-Miscellaneous and undated
Lost Baggage
Box   31
Garret T.E., 1862-Baldwin, Henry, Jr., 1867
Box   32
Baldwin, Henry, Jr., 1869
Medical
Box   32
Adams, Cyrus, 1875-Wylie, W.G., 1879
Mineral Lands
Box   32
Alabama, 1868-Virginia, 1866
Mines
Box   32
Alabama, 1868-Arizona, 1879
Box   33
Arizona, 1879-Arizona, 1882
Box   34
Arizona, 1882-Georgia, undated
Box   35
Idaho, 1886-North Carolina, 1874
Box   36
North Carolina, 1875-South Carolina, 1873
Box   37
South Carolina, 1874-South Carolina, 1883
Box   38
South Carolina, 1883-West Virginia, undated
Mines, Location not shown
Box   38
Prentice F., 1867-Miscellaneous, 1879
Mining interests
Box   38
Adirondack Iron and Steel Company, 1866-Kimball, James P., 1866
Mining interests, Unidentified
Box   38
Chandler, C.F., 1871-undated and unsigned
Oil Companies
Box   38
Anticlinal Rock Oil Company, 1865-Blue Creek Oil Company, 1864
Patents
Box   38
Whitely Patent, 1850-1861 - Harding, Thomas, 1904-1910
Political
Box   39
Cameron, Daniel, Jr., 1854-undated and unsigned
Presbyterian Theological Seminary of the Northwest
Box   39
McCormick, C.H., 1860-Brown, C.C., 1881
Box   40
Buck, William S., 1881-Presbyterian Theological Seminary of the Northwest, undated
Property of C.H. McCormick
Box   40
Cook, Isaac, 1852-1860-McCormick, C.H., 1877
Note: For further material on Isaac Cook see also Company Papers, Series 2X.
Railroads
Box   40
Alexandria, Loundoun, and Hampshire Railroad Company, 1869-Chicago and South Atlantic Railroad Company, 1873
Box   41
Cincinnati, Atlantic and Columbus Railway Company, 1880s-Richmond and Alleghany Railroad, 1881
Box   42
Richmond and Alleghany Railroad Company, 1881-Tehuantepec Inter-Ocean Railroad Company, 1879-1884
Box   43
Tehuantepec Inter-Ocean Railroad Company, 1879-1884 - Union Pacific Railroad Company
Box   44
Union Pacific Railroad Company-Western Railway Construction Company, 1879
Railroad Equipment and Supplies
Box   44
Chandler, C.F., 1868-Stilwell, Silas M., 1869
Real Estate
Box   44
Block 41, 1855-1856 - New York, 1869
Note: For further material on Block 41 see also Company Papers, Series 2x.
Reaper Business, Domestic
Box   45
Phelps and Bourland, 1851-Spring, C.A., Jr., 1864
Note: For further material on C.A. Spring Jr., see also McCormick Company Papers, Series 1X, 2X.
Reaper Business, Domestic
Box   46
Bain, J.W., 1865-Spring, C.A., Jr., 1866
Box   47
Allen, William, 1867-Spring, C.A., Jr., 1868
Box   48
Spring, C.A., Jr., 1868-Baldwin, William D., 1870
Box   49
Baldwin, William D., 1870-Spring, C.A., Jr., 1871
Box   50
Stowers, S.H., 1871-Cobb, D.W., 1874
Box   51
Colahan, Charles, 1874-Spring, C.A., Jr., 1878
Box   52
Tompkins, B., 1878-McCormick, Cyrus H., Jr., 1880
Box   53
McCormick Harvesting Machine Company, 1880-McCormick Harvesting Machine Company, 1882
Box   54
McCormick Harvesting Machine Company, 1882-undated and unsigned
Reaper Business, Foreign
Box   54
Burgess and Key, 1851-Importers' and Traders' Bank, 1859
Box   55
Brooman, R.A., 1860-Bergon, 1868
Box   56
Berlin Patent Agents, 1868-Burnell, John, 1879
Box   57
Clarke, Rawlins and Clarke, 1879-Perrin, Alexis Victor, undated
Strike at McCormick Works
Box   57
“Alarm, The,” 1885-“Then and Now” (printed 1959), 1886
Use of name “Hall”
Box   57
McCormick, Robert H., 1893-McCormick, Robert H., 1895
YMCA
Box   57
Moody, Dwight L., 1866-Keith, E.G., 1881
Volume   1
Stock Transfer Book, Bonaparte Hill Gold and Silver Mining Company, 1867-1870
Volume   2
Cash Account Book, Dorn Mining and Manufacturing Company, 1869-1870
Volume   3
Journal, Dorn Mining and Manufacturing Company, 1869-1870
Volume   4
Ledger, Dorn Mining and Manufacturing Company, 1869-1870
Volume   5
Meeting Book, Mississippi Valley Society, 1873-1874
McCormick Mss 3A
Part 3 (McCormick Mss 3A): Letterpress Copy Books, 1867-1884
Physical Description: 2.4 c.f. (6 archives boxes) 
Scope and Content Note

This series contains letterpress copy books of letters sent by Cyrus H. McCormick, Mrs. Nettie Fowler McCormick, Cyrus H. McCormick Jr., and the McCormick's personal and business secretaries. Letters pertain mainly to the affairs of the McCornick Harvesting Machine Company, but also relate to the McCormick Theological Seminary, donations, checks withdrawn and their disposal, politics, mines, personal and social matters, and patent litigation.

Though the volumes are numbered 1 to 24, an original “letter” designation has also been retained due to references to these letter designations in the correspondence of Cyrus H. McCormick.

Most of the volumes are indexed alphabetically according to the name of the addressee and most of the letters will appear in the main catalogue of the Cyrus H. McCormick Papers.

Box   1
Volume   1/A
, 1867 January 18-1868 December 15
Box   1
Volume   2/B
, 1868 December 15-1869 June 29
Box   1
Volume   3/C
, 1869 June 1-1870 January 18
Box   1
Volume   4/D
, 1878 April 15-1879 June 17
Box   2
Volume   5/E
, 1879 September 18-1881 August 1
Box   2
Volume   6/F
, 1881 August 17-1885 November 18
Box   2
Volume   7/G
, 1881 November 5-1882 August 26
Box   3
Volume   8/H
, 1882 January 17-1882 April 25
Box   3
Volume   9/I
, 1882 January 10-1882 December 30
Box   3
Volume   10/J
, 1882 January 10-1887 March 1
Box   3
Volume   11/K
, 1882 April 26-1883 March 6
Box   4
Volume   12/L
, 1883 January 3-1884 December 3
Box   4
Volume   13/M
, 1883 January 2-1892 April 16
Box   4
Volume   14/N
, 1883 January 3-1887 December 30
Box   4
Volume   15/O
, 1883 July 10-1883 November 28
Box   4
Volume   16/P
, 1873 August 25-1879 November 1
Box   4
Volume   17/Q
, 1873 November 24-1875 March 10
Box   4
Volume   18/R
, 1884 June 2-1885 May 16
Box   4
Volume   19/S
, 1884 December 3-1886 June 9
Box   4
Volume   20/T
, 1885 May 16-1888 August 16
Box   4
Volume   21/U
, 1888 September 3-1889 October 31
Box   4
Volume   22/V
, 1893 April 26-1898 December 16
Box   4
Volume   23/AA
, 1883 April 26-1883 June 22
Box   4
Volume   24/EI
, 1880 May 6-1884 June 17
McCormick Mss 4A
Part 4 (McCormick Mss 4A): Letterpress Copy Books, 1869-1882
Physical Description: 1.2 c.f. (3 archives boxes) 
Scope and Content Note: This series consists of letterpress copy books of letters written by Cyrus H. McCormick or at his request, and is similar to Series 3A. The emphasis, however, is on politics, religion and mines rather than on the reaper business. Most of the books are indexed alphabetically according to the name of the addressee. Few letters are cataloged. It should be noted that these two letterpress copy book series overlap chronologically with Series 3A.
First Series
Box   1
Volume   1
, 1869 April 1-1870 May
Box   1
Volume   2
, 1872 July 19-1872 November 6
Box   1
Volume   3
, 1873 November 15-1876 June 1
Box   1
Volume   4
, 1876 June 7-1878 April
Box   2
Volume   5
, 1880 November 5-1881 May 9
Box   2
Volume   6
, 1881 May 12-1882 January 14
Second Series
Box   2
Volume   1
, 1870 April 14-1871 May 11
Box   3
Volume   2
, 1871 September 15-1872 May 1
Box   3
Volume   3
, 1872 May 3-1873 August 16
Box   3
Volume   4
, 1877 September 22-1877 December
Box   3
Volume   5
, 1878 July