McCormick Estates Records, 1841-1969

Container Title
Series: Series D: Mary Virginia McCormick Papers, 1889-1952
Physical Description: 12 archives boxes and 29 volumes 
Subseries: Loose manuscripts and records
Box   1
Folder   1
Correspondence - letters and memoranda, random years, 1894, 1905-1939; clippings, 1931
Estates office reports re M. V. McCormick's affairs, chiefly financial
Box   1
Folder   2
Annual reports, 1909-1914, 1918-1924
Box   1
Folder   3
Auditor's report, Jan. 31, 1904-June 15, 1905
Dr. Bennett's monthly cash accounts
Box   1
Folder   4
, 1897
Box   2
Folder   1
, Jan.-Mar. 1898
Box   2
Folder   2
, Apr.-June 1898
Box   2
Folder   3
, July-Sept. 1898
Box   2
Folder   4
, Oct.-Dec. 1898
Box   3
Folder   1
Bills receivable and payable, 1890-1900
Box   3
Folder   2
Budget studies, 1933
Box   3
Folder   3
Canadian income taxes, 1920-1922
Box   3
Folder   4
Cash statements, Aug. 4, 1941-May 1942, undated; miscellaneous expenses; interest on investments, , undated
Box   3
Folder   5
Disbursements, 1890-1929
Box   3
Folder   6
Disbursements, 1903-1905; 1908-1920
Box   3
Folder   7
Estate of Cyrus H. McCormick, Sr.: Report on M. V. McCormick's inheritance, 1890-1900
Box   3
Folder   8
Expenses, 1890-1900; 1926-1933 (personal and general)
Box   4
Folder   1
Ganse's expenses and report re location and preparation of homes, 1903-1905
Box   4
Folder   2
Net worth estimates, 1908-1913
Box   4
Folder   3
Real estate, rentals, 1890-1900
Box   4
Folder   4
Receipts (sources of income), 1890-1929
Box   4
Folder   5
Receipts (ledger sheets), 1902-1905; 1908-1928
Box   4
Folder   6
Summaries: trust estate, inventories, and expenses, 1890-1900
Box   4
Folder   7
Summary report to court for , 1890-1902
Box   4
Folder   8
Valuations of residences, circa 1900-1931
Scope and Content Note: Miscellaneous worksheets.
Walker's monthly cash accounts and reports
Box   5
Folder   1
Random dates, Dec. 1899-Dec. 1900
Box   5
Folder   2
, 1901-1902
Box   5
Folder   3
, 1903-1904
Box   5
Folder   4
, 1905
Box   5
Folder   5
, 1906
Box   5
Folder   6
, 1907
Box   5
Folder   7
, Jan.-June 1908 (incl. vouchers)
Box   5
Folder   8
, July-Dec. 1908 (incl. vouchers)
Box   6
Folder   1
, 1909
Box   6
Folder   2
, 1910
Box   6
Folder   3
, Jan.-Sept. 1911
Box   6
Folder   4
1920-1922, random dates
Box   7
Folder   1
, 1923
Box   7
Folder   2
, Oct. 1924-1926 (random dates)
Box   7
Folder   3
, 1927-1928
Box   7
Folder   4
, 1929-1930
Box   8
Folder   1
, 1931-1932
Box   8
Folder   2
, 1933-1934
Box   8
Folder   3
, 1935-1936
Box   8
Folder   4
, 1937-1938
Box   8
Folder   5
1939-May 24, 1941
“Kildare”: farm superintendent
Box   9
Folder   1
Correspondence, 1923-1939
Box   9
Folder   2
Monthly reports, 1923-1926
Box   9
Folder   3
Monthly reports, 1927-1931; and tool list
Box   9
Folder   4
Summaries of work done each month, 1923-1931
Box   9
Folder   5
“Kildare” - map of farms, Huntsville, Ala.; sale of “Kildare”, 1932; miscellaneous photos
Box   9
Folder   6
“Riven Rock” - correspondence re purchase, 1896-1897
Note: At Montecito, Calif.
Box   10
Folder   1
Leases for rental properties, 1919-1939
Box   10
Folder   2
Real estate - properties purchased, 1890-1925; and properties sold, , 1919-1939
Subseries: Volumes
Note: All volumes in this series were kept by McCormick Estates personnel in behalf of the trustees and conservators for Mary Virginia McCormick. Therefore, many volumes are stamped or titled “Trustees,” but they concern only Miss McCormick, her care, and her estate. Exception: Five diaries of her farm manager at “Kildare” are filed in Box 11.
Cashbooks
Volume   1
, Jan. 1890-Dec. 1904
Volume   2
, Jan. 1905-May 1916
Volume   3
, June 1916-Dec. 1930
Volume   4
Jan. 1940-Oct. 23, 1952
Volume   5
Cash Journal, July 1905-1933
Scope and Content Note: Daily cash disbursements for personal and living expenses, July 1905-Mar. 1910. Daily cash receipts and disbursements, Apr. 1910-1933.
Box   12
Volume   6
Bills Receivable and Payable, 1889, 1893-1923
Scope and Content Note: Bills receivable, 1889, 1898-1923. Bills payable, 1908-1920. Loans, 1893-1914.
Box   12
Volume   7
Securities, 1890-Apr. 1922
Scope and Content Note: Stocks and bonds transactions for M. V. McCormick. Indexed.
Volume   8
Daybook, Jan. 1890-Jan. 22, 1940
Scope and Content Note: Daily record of receipts and disbursements re securities, real estate, investments, taxes, and insurance; incl. accounts re M. V. McCormick's share of the estate of her father, Cyrus H. McCormick, Sr., and stock in the McCormick Harvesting Machine Co.
Ledgers
Volume   9
, 1890-1902
Scope and Content Note: Yearly summaries of financial accounts for stocks and bonds, bills receivable and payable, real estate transactions, loans, expenses, profit and loss, inventories. Typewritten, 1890-1899; handwritten, 1900-1902.
Volume   10
, Jan. 1890-Jan. 1923
Scope and Content Note: Record of receipts and disbursements, real estate, investments, taxes, and insurance; incl. accounts re her share of the estate of her father, Cyrus H. McCormick, Sr., and stock in the McCormick Harvesting Machine Co. Bound index inside.
Volume   11
, May 1923-July 1949
Scope and Content Note: Accounts for all phases of M. V. McCormick's financial affairs from 1923 to her death in 1941, and for her estate, 1941-1949.
Volume   12
, Jan. 1906-Jan. 1913
Scope and Content Note: Distribution of personal and living expenses grouped as to purpose for disbursements. Indexed.
Journals
Scope and Content Note: “Private accounts” - distribution of daily disbursements for M. V. McCormick.
Volume   13
, Jan. 1890-Feb. 1901
Volume   14
, Feb. 1901-July 1904
Volume   15
, Aug. 1904-Jan. 1909
Volume   16
, Feb. 1909-Feb. 1912
Volume   17
Real Estate, 1899-1922
Scope and Content Note: Record of sales of lots and installment payments in “McCormick Subdivision”; incl. the Walker Block Calif. Ave., Rockwell St., W. 22nd, and W. 25th, Chicago.
Volume   18
Real Estate - buildings, Mar. 1900-Jan. 1910
Scope and Content Note: Distribution of all expenses on buildings owned in whole or in part by M. V. McCormick. Indexed.
Volume   19
Real Estate - buildings, Feb. 1910-1913
Scope and Content Note: Distribution of all expenses on buildings owned in whole or in part by M. V. McCormick.
Volume   20
Statements, May 1929-Apr. 1941
Scope and Content Note: Daily maintenance and alteration expenditures on M. V. McCormick's properties in Santa Monica and Pasadena, Calif.
Ledgers
Scope and Content Note: Distribution of monthly household expenses by numbered accounts; from the Grace T. Walker reports in loose manuscripts in Boxes 5 to 8.
Volume   21
, 1912-1913
Volume   22
, 1914-1915
Volume   23
, 1916-1919
Volume   24
, 1920-1922
Volume   25
, 1923-1926
Household accounts
Scope and Content Note: Distribution of accounts by purpose for disbursements for M. V. McCormick's homes: “Kildare” in Alabama; “Oaklands” in Toronto, Canada; “Caravels” in Massachusetts, and “Riven Rock” in California.
Volume   26
, Feb. 1909-Dec. 1914
Volume   27
, 1915-1927
Volume   28
, 1928-May 1932
Note: ”Riven Rock” omitted.
Box   12
Volume   29
“Riven Rock”, 1896-Jan. 1907
Scope and Content Note: Distribution of monthly household expense accounts, Montecita, Calif.
Box   12
Volume   30
“Riven Rock”, July 1897-Apr. 1906
Scope and Content Note: Labor account for erection of house, and maintenance of house and grounds; general expenses, Montecita, Calif.
Volume   31
“Kildare”, June 1923-Apr. 1931
Scope and Content Note: Audit report and account record for M. V. McCormick's farm at Huntsville, Ala.
Box   12
Volume   32
“Kildare”, Apr. 28, 1931
Scope and Content Note: Special report on M. V. McCormick's farm at Huntsville, Ala.
“Kildare” - Diaries of J. W. Baxter, farm manager
Box   11
Volume   33
, 1924
Box   11
Volume   34
, 1926
Note: 1925 is missing.
Box   11
Volume   35
, 1927
Box   11
Volume   36
, 1928
Box   11
Volume   37
, 1929
Box   12
Volume   38
“Quelinda”, Nov. 1932
Scope and Content Note: Preliminary engineering report on landslides at M. V. McCormick's Santa Monica, Calif. property.
Volume   39
“Quelinda”, Nov. 1932
Scope and Content Note: Geologic report on Santa Monica, Calif. property following landslides, Sept. and Oct. 1932; Potrero Fault.
Volume   40
“Quelinda Estate - Geologic Folio”
Scope and Content Note: Geologic study of landslides, Nov. 1932.
Box   11
Volume   41
Notebook, 1941, with Anita McCormick Blaine note dated , June 16, 1952
Scope and Content Note: Re settlement of M. V. McCormick's estate, and meetings between Mrs. Blaine and lawyers.