McCormick Estates Records, 1841-1969

Container Title
Series: Series F: Harold Fowler McCormick Papers, 1885-1956
Physical Description: 12 archives boxes, 1 flat box, and 16 volumes 
Subseries: Loose manuscripts and records
Box   1
Folder   1
Agreements, 1927, 1931
Box   1
Folder   2
Business papers, 1896-1897
Box   1
Folder   3
Clippings and memorabilia, 1920s
Correspondence, general
Box   1
Folder   4
1885, 1895-1899
Box   1
Folder   5
, 1902-1917; random years
Box   1
Folder   6
, 1918
Box   2
Folder   1
, 1919
Box   2
Folder   2
, 1920-1923
Box   2
Folder   3
, 1924-1930
Box   2
Folder   4
, Jan.-June 1931
Box   2
Folder   5
1933-1935; Sept. 1941, undated
Box   3
Folder   1
McCormick's International Harvester Company memoranda, Dec. 1904; Oct. 1906-1907
Box   3
Folder   2
McCormick's International Harvester Company memoranda, Dec. 1904; Nov. 1911; and index to memoranda in folder 1, above
Doubleday breach of promise suit
Box   3
Folder   3
Attorneys' file, 1933-1934
Box   3
Folder   4
Letters from Mrs. Doubleday, 1931-1933
Box   3
Folder   5
Narrative re Mrs. Doubleday, with exhibits and communications, 1928, 1931, 1933
Box   4
Folder   1
Testimony, Mrs. Doubleday, Dec. 1933
Scope and Content Note: Deposition: Doubleday vs. Doubleday, 1931.
Box   4
Folder   2
Reports from investigators and agents, Jan. 1933
Box   4
Folder   3
Deposition taken in Chicago, Nov. 1933
Box   4
Folder   4
Depositions taken in Los Angeles and Santa Barbara, Feb. 1934
Box   4
Folder   5
Depositions taken in Los Angeles, Feb. 1934
Box   5
Folder   1
Depositions taken in Chicago, Apr. 1934
Box   5
Folder   2
Clippings, 1932-1934
Financial
Annual reports from McCormick Estates office
Box   5
Folder   3
1906-1914; 1921-1924, random years
Box   5
Folder   4
, 1918-1920
Box   6
Folder   1
Annual statements and comparisons, liabilities, 1900-1912; 1915
Box   6
Folder   2
Budgets, 1915-1917
Box   13
Folder   1
Budgets, assets, liabilities, income and expenditures, 1918-1931
Box   6
Folder   3
Personal accounts, 1889-1910; stable account, , 1903-1904; auto account, , 1907-1913
Box   6
Folder   4
Plans and estimates, 1907-1915
Box   6
Folder   5
Stocks and bonds, 1907-1910; real estate and loans, , 1900-1911; 1913; 1921
Box   6
Folder   6
Harvester World, Memorial issue to Harold F. McCormick, Jan. 1942; excerpt, , Nov. 1941
Box   6
Folder   7
Legal brief - Muriel McCormick Hubbard re Edith R. McCormick's will, 1924
Box   6
Folder   8
Legal brief and agreement - Rockefeller Trust vs. Edith Rockefeller McCormick, her husband, and children, 1925, 1927
McCormick, Fowler
Box   7
Folder   1
Anne Stillman McCormick accounts, 1944-1945
Box   7
Folder   2
Barrington farm accounts and production, 1935-Feb. 1945
Box   7
Folder   3
Broker's account, 1931
Box   7
Folder   4
Broker's account and cash accounts, 1930
Box   7
Folder   5
Broker's accounts, Durkee and Stillman, 1929-1931
Box   8
Folder   1
Broker's accounts, Whalen, 1929-1931
Box   8
Folder   2
Canadian account, cash statements, May-July 1936
Box   8
Folder   3
Clipping, speech, Dec. 1941
Box   8
Folder   4
“Grand Anse” expenses, May 1931-Dec. 1933; airplane expenses, , 1933
Box   8
Folder   5
Income tax, 1921-1924
Box   8
Folder   6
Stocks sold, 1927-1930
Box   8
Folder   7
Psychology Club notes, Zurich, Switzerland, 1916
Box   8
Folder   8
School (Princeton?) class notes, undated
Box   8
Folder   9
Trusts and agreements, 1927, 1931
Walska, Ganna
Box   9
Folder   1
Letters from Walska, 2nd wife of Harold F. McCormick, Jan. 31, 1920-Oct. 8, 1929 (typewritten copies)
Box   9
Folder   2
Cables and telegrams from Walska, Feb. 11, 1920-Dec. 24, 1929 (originals)
Box   9
Folder   3
Copies of cables and telegrams in preceding folder
Box   10
Folder   1
Letters from McCormick to Walska, Oct. 2, 1920-Feb. 25, 1930 (carbon and typed copies)
Box   10
Folder   2
Cables and telegrams from McCormick to Walska, Feb. 27, 1920-Dec. 24, 1929 (carbon and typed copies)
Box   10
Folder   3
Excerpts from communications, McCormick to Walska, with letters of explanation, Oct. 11, 1929-June 30, 1930; Dec. 20, 1930
Subseries: Volumes
Volume   1
Accounts, Jan. 1890-May 1897
Scope and Content Note: Complete accounting, with letter of transmittal May 1, 1901, to Harold F. McCormick recording the stewardship of Harold's estate from his father until his 25th birthday in May 1897; submitted by Nettie F. McCormick and Cyrus H. McCormick, Jr., trustees. With inventory.
Cashbooks
Volume   2
, Jan. 1890-Jan. 1901
Scope and Content Note: Daily cash receipts and disbursements.
Volume   3
, Feb. 1901-Apr. 1906
Scope and Content Note: Daily cash receipts and disbursements. Aug. 1904 rent collections start being recorded also.
Volume   4
, May 1906-June 1911
Scope and Content Note: Daily cash receipts, disbursements, and rent collections.
Volume   5
, July 1911-Sept. 1915
Scope and Content Note: Daily cash receipts and disbursements. July 1907 ceased to record rent collections.
Volume   6
, Oct. 1915-July 1921
Scope and Content Note: Daily cash receipts and disbursements.
Volume   7
, Aug. 1921-Dec. 1927
Note: Cashbook for 1928-Apr. 1935 is missing.

Scope and Content Note: Daily cash receipts and disbursements under two headings: “H.F.McCormick” and”Misc.”.
Volume   8
, May 1935-Apr. 1956
Scope and Content Note: Distribution of cash receipts and disbursements, grouped according to purpose for disbursements; running long after Harold F. McCormick's death. By the trustees, for his heirs.
Box   11
Volume   9
Bills receivable and payable, Dec. 1896-Feb. 1923
Scope and Content Note: Bills receivable, Dec. 1896-Feb. 1923. Bills payable, Apr. 1905-June 1922.
Box   11
Volume   10
Securities, 1890-Feb. 1922
Scope and Content Note: Bonds, 1890-Feb. 1922. Stocks, 1890-1921. Indexed.
Volume   11
Daybook, May 1890-1931
Scope and Content Note: Daily record of McCormick's expenditures and gifts.
Ledgers
Volume   12
, 1890-Jan. 1912
Scope and Content Note: Daily record of disbursements, grouped as to amounts spent, recipients, and investments. Bound index inside.
Volume   13
, Feb. 1912-1924
Scope and Content Note: Daily record of disbursements, grouped as to amounts spent, recipients, and investments. Bound index inside.
Box   12
Volume   14
, 1910
Scope and Content Note: Monthly receipts; disbursements chiefly to individuals Owner unidentified. Possibly Harold F. McCormick. Indexed.
Volume   15
, Jan. 1921-Dec. 1940
Scope and Content Note: Cost and expense accounts for automobiles.
Volume   16
, Jan. 1891-Oct. 1934
Scope and Content Note: Donations to individuals and organizations. Bound index inside.
Volume   17
, June 1935-Oct. 1941
Scope and Content Note: Distribution of monthly personal and household expenses, grouped as to purpose.
Box   12
Volume   18
Via Pacis, 1916-1917
Scope and Content Note: Record of expenses re the publication in Switzerland of McCormick's book, Via Pacis.
Box   13
Volume   19
Scrapbook, 1930s
Scope and Content Note: Newspaper clippings re Harold F. McCormick and his family.
Box   11
Volume   20
Index, undated
Note: Subject headings used as guides for filing McCormick's papers in the McCormick Estates office. (When the papers arrived at the State Historical Society of Wisconsin, any integrity indicated by this index had been destroyed due to several moves and storage. New subject headings as shown in this register were created, with no reference to this index or that in Vol. 21.).
Box   11
Volume   21
Index, undated
Note: Slightly different from Vol. 20.
Memorial Institute for Infectious Diseases Volumes
Note: Originally called the John McCormick Institute for Infectious Diseases.
Box   11
Volume   22
Record book, 1911-1931; Daily Cash Book, , 1911-1931; Monthly Journal, , Dec. 1923-1928; incl. “Miscellaneous” section, , 1911-1931
Box   11
Volume   23
Record book, 1932-1936; Daily Cash Book, , 1932-1936; Monthly Ledger, , 1932-1936
Edith Rockefeller McCormick Volume
Volume   24
Ledger, Sept. 9, 1909-Jan. 1914; Cashbook and Journal, , Sept. 9, 1909-Jan. 1914; Bills payable, , Mar. 9, 1911-Mar. 28, 1912
Scope and Content Note: Accounts for Edith (Rockefeller) McCormick, first wife of Harold F. McCormick.
Fowler McCormick Volumes
Volume   25
Cashbook, 1930-July 1936
Scope and Content Note: Distribution of daily receipts and disbursements of Fowler, son of Harold F. McCormick.
“North Ranch”
Box   12
Volume   26
Dec. 23, 1948-Nov. 8, 1949
Scope and Content Note: Check stubs by Anne Stillman McCormick, wife of Fowler, showing purposes for expenditures at the McCormick ranch in Arizona Scottsdale area.
Box   12
Volume   27

Note: Same as Vol. 26.
Box   12
Volume   28

Note: Same as Vol. 26 and 27.
Box   12
Volume   29
, 1952-June 1953
Scope and Content Note: Bank accounts re the operation of the Arizona ranch and the Phoenix house.
Box   12
Volume   30
, July 1953-Oct. 1955
Scope and Content Note: Bank accounts re the operation of the Arizona ranch and the Phoenix house.
Matilda McCormick Oser Volume
Box   12
Volume   31
Account book, June 1941-Oct. 1942
Scope and Content Note: Receipts and disbursements in the “Max Oser Acct. #2”, Apr.-Oct. 1942. Indexed ledger for the account, June 1941-Oct. 1942 on page one, second section.