McCormick Estates Records, 1841-1969

Container Title
Series: Series H: The McCormick Family Papers, 1885-1954
Note: Papers include two or more members of the family.

Physical Description: 9 archives boxes, 2 flat boxes, and 20 volumes 
Subseries: Loose manuscripts and records
Box   1
Folder   1
Abstract of title to McCormick lots in Walker Subdivision, Cook Co., Ill., June 15, 1893
Box   1
Folder   2
Account balances for each member of the family, 1890-1902
Box   1
Folder   3
Adirondack Camp - total expenses, 1890-1917
Box   1
Folder   4
Agreements, 1902-1903; 1907-1909
Box   1
Folder   5
Agreements, 1910-1911; 1914-1916; 1918-1921
Belle City Malleable Iron Company
Box   1
Folder   6
Correspondence, 1902-1905
Box   1
Folder   7
Correspondence, 1908, 1910, 1913, 1919-1920, undated
Box   2
Folder   1
Financial statements, balances, audits, July 1902-Aug. 1905
Financial statements, audits, and officers' reports
Box   2
Folder   2
, 1906-1918
Note: Racine Steel Casting Company included after 1917.
Box   3
, 1919-1922
Box   4
Folder   1
, 1940-1948
Box   4
Folder   3
Chicago Hardware Company liquidation, 1906-1907
Note: Successor: North Chicago Iron Company.
Box   4
Folder   4
Correspondence, general, 1897, 1900, 1909
Box   4
Folder   5
Donations and loans, 1908-1909
Box   4
Folder   6
Estate Bequest Fund and Bancroft Settlement, 1909
Box   4
Folder   7
H. H. Kohlsaat matters
Scope and Content Note: Notes, financial accounting and settlement, 1904.
Box   4
Folder   8
H. H. Kohlsaat matters, revisions, 1906-1912
Box   5
Folder   1
Loans: Shields and Adams debts, 1906, 1910
Real Estate and Properties
Box   5
Folder   2
Annual financial report by McCormick Estates office, 1924-1925
Box   5
Folder   3
Comparative annual statements, 1904-1912
Box   5
Folder   4
Comparative annual statements, 1904-1912 contd
Box   5
Folder   5
Comparative monthly statements - random dates, 1905-1910
Box   5
Folder   6
Deeds, 1900-1901, 1912, Fort Dearborn ground lease
Box   5
Folder   7
Insurance and valuations, 1905-1908
Box   5
Folder   8
Legal petitions and abstracts re leases, 1935, 1936
Box   5
Folder   9
Miscellaneous receipts, 1906-1907
Box   6
Folder   1
Outside of Chicago property evaluations and expenses, 1904
Box   6
Folder   2
Ownership, 1891
Box   6
Folder   3
Ownership, expenses and income, 1905-1908
Box   6
Folder   4
Ownership, valuations and earnings, 1936, 1933, miscellaneous, and undated
Securities
Box   10
Folder   1
Bonds held by McCormicks, 1907-1921
Box   6
Folder   5
Stocks held by McCormick Harvesting Machine Co., the Family, N.Y. Trustees, the Gift Syndicate, and Pension Fund, Dec. 14, 1909
Box   10
Folder   2
Stocks held by McCormicks, 1907-1921
Box   6
Folder   6
Valuations by quarters, 1909-1911
Box   6
Folder   7
Valuations by years, 1909-1910
Tax matters
Box   6
Folder   8
Income re accounts handled by McCormick Estates office, 1913-1918, 1924
Box   6
Folder   9
Income, miscellaneous, 1919-1921
Box   6
Folder   10
Personal property taxes, 1903-1909
Box   6
Folder   11
Property, 1906-1907
Box   10
Proposals for liquidation and refinancing plans for the McCormick Harvesting Machine Co., 1908-1916
Physical Description: Wrapped in a package; labelled Package 1 
Scope and Content Note: Plans “A”, “B”, and “C”: (1) Income and disbursements; (2) Anticipated earnings; (3) Comparisons of plans, and summaries.
Box   10
Plans “A”, “B”, and “C”, 1908-1916
Physical Description: Wrapped in a package; labelled Package 2 
Scope and Content Note: Working papers.
Box   10
McCormick Trusts, Apr. 1941-July 1942
Physical Description: Wrapped in a package; labelled Package 3 
Subseries: Volumes
Box   9
Volume   1
Cashbook, Mar. 29-June 30, 1924
Scope and Content Note: Loose ledger sheets showing distribution of daily cash balances and disbursements to and for McCormick family members, their various funds, and special accounts.
Volume   2
Account book, Apr. 1921-May 1929
Scope and Content Note: Cashbook, receipts, and disbursements, Apr. 1921-May 1929; Journal, purchase accounts, Jan. 1927-Apr. 1929; Ledger, income account, Apr. 1921-May 1929, all relating to various McCormicks.
Real Estate
Volume   3
Cashbook and journal, Aug. 1907-July 1911
Scope and Content Note: Rental accounts for Fifth Ave. & Quincy St (Sheppard Bldg.), and Adams St. & Fifth Ave. in Chicago.
Volume   4
Ledger, Aug. 1907-July 1911
Scope and Content Note: Expense accounts for Fifth Ave. & Quincy St. (Sheppard Bldg.) and Adams St. & Fifth Ave.
Volume   5
, Post 1913?
Scope and Content Note: Blue prints of size and location of McCormick-owned properties, in alphabetical order by descriptive name. Often the ownership is shown.
Box   7
Volume   6
Records, 1893-1899
Scope and Content Note: Tenants occupying properties owned by Mary Virginia McCormick, Anita McCormick Blaine, Stanley R. McCormick, Eldridge M. Fowler, or the McCormick Harvesting Machine Co.
Volume   7
Insurance, circa 1918-1946
Scope and Content Note: Agency, expiration date, and cost.
Volume   8
Cashbook, Jan. 1933-Oct. 1949
Scope and Content Note: Daily receipts and disbursements of the “McCormick Estates Special Account” re properties inherited by Cyrus H., Jr., Anita, and Harold from their mother, Nettie Fowler McCormick.
Volume   9
Journal, July 6, 1923-1936
Scope and Content Note: Assessed valuation, July 6, 1923, receipts, disbursements, profit or loss, and sale or transfer of properties inherited by Cyrus H. Jr., Anita, and Harold from their mother, Nettie Fowler McCormick.
Volume   10
Letterpress copybook, Feb. 20, 1900-Aug. 6, 1900
Scope and Content Note: Stocks and bonds bought and traded by family members.
Real Estate - compensation record
Box   7
Volume   11
, 1885-1905
Physical Description: Fragile volume. 
Scope and Content Note: Payrolls, taxes, and water charges for McCormick properties.
Volume   12
, 1920-1928
Scope and Content Note: Payrolls for employees working in McCormick rental buildings and Chicago homes, vacation cottages, and foreign houses. Taxes and water (1920-1921 are loose sheets).
Volume   13
Circa Jan. 1911-Apr. 1, 1948
Scope and Content Note: Payrolls for employees (I-M) in McCormick rental buildings and homes, showing period of employment, where, amount of compensation, and to which owner's account the payment was charged; taxes and water.
Box   7
Volume   14
Household accounts, Feb. 3, 1903-Feb. 1912
Scope and Content Note: Accounts kept by McCormick Estates office for Stanley R. McCormick, including entries for personal expenses. Feb. 2, 1903-Apr. 18, 1907; Harriet H. McCormick, Feb. 3, 1903-Feb. 1, 1912; and Edith Rockefeller McCormick, Feb. 4, 1903-Feb. 8, 1905.
Box   7
Volume   15
Account book, Jan. 1932-Sept. 1942
Scope and Content Note: Record of monies given from a McCormick fund called the “Family Gift Syndicate”, chiefly to relatives in need.
Box   7
Volume   16
Kohlsaat Settlement, Jan. 1906-Apr. 1908
Scope and Content Note: Accounts re settlement with Kohlsaat, Jan.-Mar. 1906; and ground rent on the Fort Dearborn building in Chicago, Feb. 1906-Apr. 1908.
Box   7
Volume   17
Kohlsaat Settlement - ledger, Feb. 1906-Aug. 1908
Scope and Content Note: Receipts and disbursements re the H. H. Kohlsaat settlement and ground rent on the Fort Dearborn building in Chicago.
Voucher records
Volume   18
, Circa 1912-1950
Scope and Content Note: Vouchers for checks showing date, amount, payee and address, purpose, and which McCormick account was the payer. Alphabetical, A-C only.
Oct. 1926-1947
Scope and Content Note: Vouchers for checks showing date, amount, payee and address, purpose, and which McCormick account was payer. Alphabetical, A-Z.
Volume   19
A-C
Volume   20
C-F
Volume   21
G-J
Volume   22
K-McW
Volume   23
N-Sheppard
Volume   24
Sheppard-Z
, 1948-1954
Scope and Content Note: Vouchers for checks showing date, amount, payee and address, purpose, and which McCormick account was payer. Alphabetical, A-Pouly.
Volume   25
A-C
Volume   26
D-J
Volume   27
K-P
Box   8
Volume   28
Deposit record, Apr. 1904-Nov. 1908
Scope and Content Note: Bank deposits in behalf of various members of the McCormick family, their trusteeships, and other funds.
Box   8
Volume   29
Deposit record, Dec. 1908-Oct. 1914
Scope and Content Note: Bank deposits in behalf of various members of the McCormick family, their trusteeships, and other funds.
Box   7
Volume   30
Check stubs, May 1904-Oct. 1916
Scope and Content Note: Record of ground rent and interest on the McCormick-owned Fort Dearborn building, Chicago.
Box   4
Volume   31
Printed booklet, undated
Note: In folder 2.

Scope and Content Note: “Modern Methods in an Old Industry”, Belle City Malleable Iron Company.