Herbert Kellar Papers, 1887-1955

Container Title
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