Cyrus Hall McCormick, Jr., Home Files, 1873-1936


Summary Information
Title: Cyrus Hall McCormick, Jr., Home Files
Inclusive Dates: 1873-1936

Creator:
  • McCormick, Cyrus Hall, 1859-1936
Call Number: McCormick Mss 8C

Quantity: 5.6 c.f. (14 archives boxes)

Repository:
Archival Locations:
Wisconsin Historical Society (Map)

Abstract:
Letters and other papers which McCormick had kept in his home rather than in his office. The contents of many of the folders are fragmentary, and in effect supplement correspondence or records in other McCormick series. Many of the papers relate to organizations and educational projects, especially the YWCA and YMCA. Included are letters by, to, or about numerous members and relatives of the McCormick family, letters from personal friends, material relating to McCormick's patronage of musicians and musical events, and data on household expenses and maintenance; correspondence with the Rev. James G. K. McClure, president of Lake Forest College and president of the McCormick Theological Seminary, and his wife; and recollections of ten men employed by McCormick, Deering, and other agricultural implement manufacturers in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Language: English

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Scope and Content Note

The Home Files consist of assorted letters and other papers which Cyrus H. McCormick, Jr., had kept in his home rather than in his office. The contents of many of the folders are fragmentary, and in effect supplement correspondence or records in other McCormick series in the Historical Society's holdings.

The files are in two groups: Part 1 is the Original Collection and Part 2 are Additions received in the Archives in 1968. Each part is arranged alphabetically by name of person, organization, or topic.

Original Collection

Many of the papers relate to organizations and educational projects, mainly for women and girls, which were nominated in the early 1920's as prospective recipients of funds in memory of McCormick's first wife, Harriet Hammond McCormick (1862-1921). Correspondence and reports of Anne V. Whitson, Mrs. Mabeth H. Paige, and Mrs. Philip S. Post pertain mainly to the screening of these memorial proposals and to the distribution of memorial funds and books. Particularly extensive are the files on the activities of the Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) in the United States and in China, Japan, and Hawaii.

Also included in the Home Files are letters by, to, or about numerous members and relatives of the McCormick family, letters from a few personal friends, material relating to McCormick's patronage of musicians and musical events, and considerable data on household expenses and maintenance. Correspondence with the Rev. James G. K. McClure, president of Lake Forest College and president of the McCormick Theological Seminary, and his wife, spans the years from 1892 to 1934. Numbering more than 300 letters, the McClure letters constitute the most notable file of correspondence in this series.

In the folder entitled International Harvester Club of Southern California are the recollections of ten men employed by McCormick, Deering, and other agricultural implement manufacturers in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, who were interviewed in California by Herbert A. Kellar in 1930.

Additions

In 1968, executors of the estate of Gordon McCormick, son of Cyrus H. McCormick, Jr., sent several cartons of material which were added to these Home Files. The more extensive files in these additions are concerned with Anita McCormick Blaine, Harold McCormick, the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company, and the Young Men's Christian Association.

Contents List
Series: Original Collection
Box   1
Folder   1
A
Box   1
Folder   2
Alice Home Hospital, Lake Forest, Ill., 1922-1924
Box   1
Folder   3
American Country Life Association, 1923-1924
Box   1
Folder   4
American Foundations for Social Welfare, 1924
Box   1
Folder   5
Anniversaries and birthdays
Box   1
Folder   6
B
Box   1
Folder   7
Blaine, Anita McCormick (Mrs. Emmons), 1922-1931
Box   1
Folder   8
Blaine, Emmons, Jr., 1918
Box   1
Folder   9
Blaine, Mrs. Emmons, Jr., 1921-1927
Box   1
Folder   10
Boys and Girls Club, 1923-1924
Box   1
Folder   11
Bremond d'Ars, Comtessede, 1923
Box   1
Folder   12
C
Box   1
Folder   13
Chicago Woman's Club, 1921-1923
Box   1
Folder   14
Christmas gifts, 1930-1935
Box   1
Folder   15
D
Box   1
Folder   16
Deru, Edouard, 1924-1926
Douglas, Mrs. Elizabeth
Box   1
Folder   17
Housekeeper's expense accounts, 1923-1928
Box   1
Folder   18
Memoranda, 1922-1927
Box   1
Folder   19
E
Box   1
Folder   20
F
Box   2
Folder   1
Farm programs for women and girls, 1923-1925
Box   2
Folder   2
Foreign trips, 1877-1931
Box   2
Folder   3
Freund, Marya, 1923
Box   2
Folder   4
G
Box   2
Folder   5
Gaylord, Franklin A., 1917-1925
Box   2
Folder   6
Genealogy
Note: See also McCormick/Mss/AB, Box 43.
Box   2
Folder   7
Girl Scouts, 1921-1922
Box   2
Folder   8
Godchildren
Box   2
Folder   9
Gyler, Elsie - dockets, 1932-1934
Box   2
Folder   10
H
Box   2
Folder   11
Hammond, Bradley, 1921-1935
Box   2
Folder   12
Hammond, Edward A., 1928
Box   2
Folder   13
Hammond, Emily (Mrs. James Y.), 1921-1926
Box   2
Folder   14
Hammond, John Bancroft, 1928-1931
Box   2
Folder   15
Health education, 1920-1924
Box   2
Folder   16
Home economics education, 1921-1924
Household disbursements
Box   2
Folder   17
, 1922
Box   2
Folder   18
, 1923
Box   2
Folder   19
, 1924
Box   2
Folder   20
, 1925
Box   2
Folder   21
, 1926
Box   3
Folder   1
, 1927
Box   3
Folder   2
Summaries, 1912-1926
Box   3
Folder   3
Housekeeper's file, 1923-1924
Box   3
Folder   4
Illinois Children's Home Aid Society, 1924-1931
Box   3
Folder   5
International Harvester Club of California, 1930-1931
Box   3
Folder   6
International Harvester Company
Box   3
Folder   7
J
Box   3
Folder   8
Johansen, Gunnar, 1931-1935
Box   3
Folder   9
K
Box   3
Folder   10
L
Box   3
Folder   11
Landscape beautification, 1931-1924
Box   3
Folder   12
Law - notes on history of law
Box   3
Folder   13
Leisure time programs and social welfare, 1922-1923
Box   3
Folder   14
M
McClure, James G. K.
Box   4
Folder   1
, 1892-1906
Box   4
Folder   2
, 1906-1934
Box   4
Folder   3
McCormick, Alice (Mrs. Cyrus H., Jr.), 1927-1934 (chiefly YWCA)
Box   4
Folder   4
McCormick, Cyrus H., Sr.
Box   4
Folder   5
McCormick, Cyrus H., Jr. - illness, 1934, 1936
McCormick, Gordon
Box   5
Folder   1
, 1924-1925
Box   5
Folder   2
, 1926-1934
McCormick, Harriet Hammond (Mrs. Cyrus H., Jr.)
Box   5
Folder   3
, 1917-1920
Box   5
Folder   4
Memorial Funds, 1922-1924
Box   5
Folder   5
Memorial volumes, 1923
Box   5
Folder   6
YWCA Memorial
Box   5
Folder   7
McCormick, Harold F., 1921-1935
Box   5
Folder   8
McCormick, Mary Virginia, 1904-1934
Box   5
Folder   9
McCormick, Muriel, 1926-1929
Box   5
Folder   10
McCormick, Stanley, 1922-1928
Box   5
Folder   11
McCormick Family - miscellaneous correspondence
Box   5
Folder   12
McCormick-Goodheart, Leander, 1925-1928
Box   5
Folder   13
McCormick Historical Association
Box   5
Folder   14
McCormick Theological Seminary
Box   5
Folder   15
Mental health, 1921-1924
Box   5
Folder   16
Merrill-Palmer School and Foundation, 1921-1924
Box   5
Folder   17
Miscellaneous letters
Box   5
Folder   18
Music
Box   5
Folder   19
N
Box   6
Folder   1
Norton, Eunice, 1926-1927
Nursing
Box   6
Folder   2
Education, 1921-1923
Box   6
Folder   3
Recreation, 1922-1923
Box   6
Folder   4
O
Box   6
Folder   5
P
Box   6
Folder   6
Paige, Mabeth H. (Mrs. James), 1921-1928
Box   6
Folder   7
Passports, 1926, 1931, 1935
Box   6
Folder   8
Payrolls-Huron St. and Walden, 1921-1928
Box   6
Folder   9
Perfilieff, Vladimir, 1922-1927
Box   6
Folder   10
Personal Office Dockets, 1925
Box   6
Folder   11
Pinkerton's Protective Patrol, 1922-1924
Box   6
Folder   12
Poetry and photographs (clippings)
Box   6
Folder   13
Post, Mrs. Philip S., 1921-1924
Box   6
Folder   13A
Princeton
Box   6
Folder   14
Pro Arte String Quartet, 1926
Box   6
Folder   15
Rockefeller (Laura Spelman) Memorial, 1921-1924
Box   6
Folder   16
S
Box   6
Folder   17
Sage (Russell) Foundation, 1921-1924
Box   7
Folder   1
St. James Episcopal Church, Chicago, 1921-1923
Box   7
Folder   2
Scharrer, Irene, 1926-1927
Box   7
Folder   3
Schmidlapp Bureau for Women and Girls, 1921-1924
Box   7
Folder   4
Social File, 1924
Box   7
Folder   5
Stock, Frederick H., 1924
Box   7
Folder   6
Sturgis, Mrs. Robert S., 1921-1925
Box   7
Folder   7
Sullivan, George H., 1921-1928
Box   7
Folder   8
Union League Club
Box   7
Folder   8A
Union Seminary
Box   7
Folder   9
Visiting Nurse Association of Chicago, 1928-1933
Box   7
Folder   10
W
Box   7
Folder   11
Walden, 1921-1924
Box   7
Folder   12
White-Williams Foundation, 1920-1922
Box   7
Folder   13
Whitson, Anne V., 1921-1927
Wilson, Woodrow
Box   7
Folder   14
Letters, 1894, 1917
Note: See also McCormick/Mss/9C, Box 6.
Box   7
Folder   15
Papers about, autograph
Box   7
Folder   16
Workers' education for women, 1921-1924
Series: Additions
Box   8
Folder   1
Adams, Cyrus H., 1885-1893
Box   8
Folder   2
Adams, J. C., 1882-1895
Box   8
Folder   3
Appointments accepted, 1882-1898
Blaine, Anita McCormick
Box   8
Folder   4
, 1878-1886
Box   8
Folder   5
1887-1901, undated
Box   9
Folder   1
Blaine, Emmons, 1890-1891
Box   9
Folder   2
Blair, Edward (Princeton), 1887-1889
Box   9
Folder   3
Daniels, Jennie, 1878-1888, undated
Box   9
Folder   4
Davis, E. Parker, 1881-1898, undated
Box   9
Folder   5
Donaldson, J. B., 1888-1889, undated
Box   9
Folder   6
Donations, 1880-1897, undated
Box   9
Folder   7
Fowler, E. M., 1880-1888
Box   9
Folder   8
Gifts - requests and acknowledgments, 1882-1898, undated
Box   9
Folder   9
Hall, I., 1884-1885
Box   9
Folder   10
McCormick, (Mr. and Mrs.) Cyrus, Jr. (son of C. H. McCormick, Jr.), 1917-1932
Box   9
Folder   11
McCormick, Cyrus Hall, Sr., 1875-1884, undated
Box   9
Folder   12
McCormick, Edith Rockefeller, 1921
Box   9
Folder   13
McCormick, Elizabeth (Memorial Fund), 1908-1927
Box   10
Folder   1
McCormick, Fowler, 1924-1929
Box   10
Folder   2
McCormick, Gordon, 1915-1934
Box   10
Folder   3
McCormick, Harold F., 1885-1902
Box   10
Folder   4
McCormick, Harriet Hammond, 1881-1920, undated
Box   10
Folder   5
McCormick, Leander, 1884-1896
Box   10
Folder   6
McCormick, Mary Virginia, 1877-1896, undated
Box   11
Folder   1
McCormick, Nettie Fowler, 1882-1897, undated
McCormick Harvesting Machine Company
Box   11
Folder   2
, 1877-1886
Box   11
Folder   3
1887-1901, undated
Box   11
Folder   4
McCormick Theological Seminary, 1881-1900
Box   11
Folder   5
Miscellaneous, expense accounts, 1891-1893, undated
Box   12
Folder   1
Miscellaneous, personal, 1877-1933
Box   12
Folder   2
Pepper, Mrs. Franklin B. (Rebecca) and daughter Anne, and Pratt, Mrs. Dorothy Falcon, 1921-1926, undated
Box   12
Folder   3
Presbyterian Church, Fourth, Chicago, 1885-1897
Box   12
Folder   4
Speeches, 1882-1946, undated
Box   12
Folder   5
Sullivan, George H., 1873-1898, undated
Box   12
Folder   6
University School, 1888-1889, undated
YMCA
Box   13
Folder   1
, 1881-1883
Box   13
Folder   2
, 1884-1885
Box   13
Folder   3
, 1886-1887
Box   13
Folder   4
1888-1898, undated
Box   14
Folder   1
Miscellaneous, 1881-1901
Box   14
Folder   2
YWCA, 1919-1929