McCormick Estates Records, 1841-1969

Container Title
Series: Series I: McCormick Harvesting Machine Company Records, 1841-1934
Physical Description: 24 archives boxes and 21 volumes 
Subseries: Loose manuscripts and records
Accounting Departments
Box   1
Folder   1
Assets and liabilities, 1880-1884
Box   1
Folder   2
Remittances from agents, 1898-1899
Box   1
Folder   3
Summary for McCormick Harvesting Machine Co., 1899; and comparison of McCormick Harvesting Machine Co. with Deering, , 1901
Box   1
Folder   4
Trial balances for the Company, 1854-1860, 1882
Accounts receivable
Box   1
Folder   5
, 1902-1903
Box   1
Folder   6
McCormick notes collected by the IHC accounting department and sent to McCormick Harvesting Machine Co., Dec. 1903-May 1904; Sept.-Dec. 1904
Box   2
Folder   1
McCormick notes collected by the IHC accounting department and sent to McCormick Harvesting Machine Co., Jan.-Aug. 1905; Sept. 1905; Sept. 1905-Mar. 1906
Box   2
Folder   2
Agreements, 1879 (forming the McCormick Harvesting Machine Co.), , 1903, 1905, 1907-1912, 1914
Board of Directors meetings' minutes
Box   3
Folder   1
, 1882
Box   3
Folder   2
, 1883-1884
Box   3
Folder   3
, 1885
Box   3
Folder   4
, 1879-1881
Box   3
Folder   5
, 1886
Box   4
Folder   1
, 1887
Box   4
Folder   2
, 1888-1889
Box   4
Folder   3
, 1890-1891
Box   4
Folder   4
1882-1893, 1899, 1900
Box   4
Folder   5
1902, 1907, 1909, 1912, 1918 (random minutes)
Business records
Box   4
Folder   6
Collections (miscellaneous), 1904-1906
Box   4
Folder   7
Summaries, 1880-1888; miscellaneous receipts, , 1883-1885, 1895, 1897
Box   5
Folder   1
Conference re liquidation claims in International Harvester stock and capital stock of the McCormick Harvesting Machine Co., Mar.31, 1910
Correspondence
Box   5
Folder   2
, 1875-1892; 1895-1896 (random years)
Box   5
Folder   3
, 1897-1898
Box   5
Folder   4
, Jan.-Mar. 1889
Box   5
Folder   5
, Apr.-June 1889
Box   5
Folder   6
, July-Sept. 1899
Box   5
Folder   7
, Oct.-Dec. 1899
Box   6
Folder   1
, 1899
Box   6
Folder   2
, Jan.-Feb. 1900
Box   6
Folder   3
, Mar. 1900
Box   6
Folder   4
, Apr. 1900
Box   6
Folder   5
, May 1900
Box   6
Folder   6
, June-July 1900
Box   6
Folder   7
, Aug. 1900
Box   7
Folder   1
, Sept. 1900
Box   7
Folder   2
, Oct. 1900
Box   7
Folder   3
, Nov. 1900
Box   7
Folder   4
, Dec. 1900
Box   7
Folder   5
, 1901-1904
Box   8
Folder   1
, 1905
Box   8
Folder   2
, 1906
Box   8
Folder   3
, Jan.-Mar. 1907
Box   8
Folder   4
, Apr.-June 1907
Box   8
Folder   5
, July-Dec. 1907
Box   8
Folder   6
, Jan.-June 1908
Box   9
Folder   1
, July-Dec. 1908
Box   9
Folder   2
, Jan.-July 1909
Box   9
Folder   3
, Aug.-Dec. 1909
Box   9
Folder   4
, Jan-June 1910
Box   9
Folder   5
, July-Dec. 1910
Box   10
Folder   1
, 1911
Box   10
Folder   2
, Jan.-July 1912
Box   10
Folder   3
, Aug.-Dec. 1912
Box   10
Folder   4
, 1913
Box   10
Folder   5
, 1914
Box   10
Folder   6
, 1915
Box   11
Folder   1
, 1916
Box   11
Folder   2
, 1917
Box   11
Folder   3
1918-1920, 1928, 1934
Box   11
Folder   4
Documents, contracts and assignments, 1879-1900, 1911
Employees
Employment and earnings applicable for stock distribution and pensions
Correspondence and records
Box   11
Folder   5
, 1902-1913
Box   12
Folder   1
, 1904
Box   12
Folder   2
, 1905-1907
Box   12
Folder   3
, 1908
Box   12
Folder   4
, 1909
Box   12
Folder   5
Purchases, 1909; correspondence and reports, , 1910-1911
Box   13
Folder   1
Lists of Company personnel, 1900
Box   13
Folder   2
Receipts for cash and McCormick certificates for International Harvester stock, 1903-1904
Box   13
Folder   3
Stock distributions - studies and plans, 1903
Financial
Assets and liabilities
Box   13
Folder   4
Financial reports, 1897-1904
Box   13
Folder   5
Financial reports, 1905-1913
Box   14
Working papers for reports, circa 1902-1906
Cash statements
Box   15
Folder   1
, 1905-1906
Box   15
Folder   2
, 1907
Box   15
Folder   3
, 1908-1909
Box   15
Folder   4
, 1910-1918
Box   15
Folder   5
Cash statements and trial balances, 1912-1922; January 10, 1923
Box   15
Folder   6
Estimates of receipts and disbursements, 1902-1914
Box   16
Folder   1
Estimates of receipts and disbursements, working papers, 1905-1915
Box   16
Folder   2
Liquidations of 1902 and prior receivables, Sept. 30, 1906-Dec. 31, 1906; and summary for the year, , 1906
Box   16
Folder   3
Liquidation, King-Ranney Report, 1905
Box   16
Folder   4
Liquidation of C. H. McCormick & Bro. and C. H. and L. J. McCormick, 1909-1919
Box   16
Folder   5
Liquidation of “W. C. Lane Vendor” accounts
Scope and Content Note: Preliminary report, June 30, 1904; report March 31, 1905.
Box   16
Folder   6
Syndicate gift and pension fund, 1910-1913
Box   16
Folder   7
Trial balances, 1902-1905; 1908-1909
Box   16
Folder   8
Trial balances, #8220;Special Account”, Dec. 19, 1935
Box   17
Folder   1
International Harvester Company; collection costs on McCormick Harvesting Machine Co.; accounts receivable
Scope and Content Note: Including the “Steele Plan”, Dec. 1903-1904.
Box   17
Folder   2
Legal matters - briefs, 1882, 1900
Box   17
Folder   3
McCormick, Leander J. and Hall; dispute of 1880; securities , 1889
Box   17
Folder   4
McCormick, Leander J.; legal opinion of 1928 re purchase of Leander's shares in the Company in , 1889
Box   17
Folder   5
McCormick family Certificates of Interest in the International Harvester Company trust agreement, Sept. 1, 1903
Box   17
Folder   6
Memoranda of drafts and money orders sent to the Company by agents, 1905-1906
Box   17
Folder   7
Miscellaneous
Box   17
Folder   3
New York loan; correspondence, 1908; financial data, , 1908
Box   17
Folder   9
Organizational chart, 1900; departments, , 1900
Box   18
Folder   1
Payroll; payments from the McCormick Harvesting Machine Co. to the McCormick Estates office staff, 1905-1910, for Company work done by the Estates staff
Box   18
Folder   2
Pensions; organization of the Company with aggregate pensions in each department; wages, Sept. 16, 1903; pension information, , 1904-1911
Box   18
Folder   3
President's report to stockholders
Box   18
Folder   4
Production by kinds of machines and quantity, 1841-1886; 1880-1902
Box   18
Folder   5
Production and sales, 1880-1902
Real estate and properties of the Company
Box   19
Tax receipts, 1891-1897
Box   20
Folder   1
Tax receipts, 1898-1901
Box   20
Folder   2
North Dakota land, 1905; Hawkins Mine, , 1906; miscellaneous deeds, , 1902, 1904
Box   20
Folder   3
Reaper Works - alterations, 1880
Box   20
Folder   4
Reaper Works - reports from Supt. H. B. Utley, 1899-1900
Stockholders
Box   20
Folder   5
Agreements, Nov. 1, 1911
Box   20
Folder   6
Lists and amounts of holdings, 1899, 1900, 1902
Box   20
Folder   7
McCormick Harvesting Machine Co. holdings of International Harvester stock, 1902-1912, undated
Box   21
Folder   1
McCormick Harvesting Machine Co. holdings of International Harvester stock - correspondence with John D. Rockefeller (Sr.?) re loan, 1902-1912
Meetings and minutes
Box   21
Folder   2
, 1879-1889; 1900
Box   21
Folder   3
Nov. 18, 1902; Apr. 15, 1903; and May 10, 1910
Box   21
Folder   4
, May and Nov. 1918-Jan. 1919
Box   21
Folder   5
Stock distribution for random years, 1884-1918
Box   21
Folder   6
Transfers of certificates as of 1897
Scope and Content Note: Recapitulation, 1902, 1904, and 1905.
Box   21
Folder   7
Stockholders in the McCormick Harvesting Machine Co. as it existed after consolidation
Scope and Content Note: Tables showing owners, amounts, distribution, 1904-1911.
Box   21
Folder   8
Taxes of the Company, 1909-1911; 1913-1918
Subseries: Volumes
Volume   1
Ledger, circa 1873-Oct. 23, 1917
Scope and Content Note: (1) Reaper notes and sales made, 1873-1879; interest; expense; commissions. (2) Accounts affecting: C. H. McCormick & Bro; McCormick Harvesting Machine Co.; and Cyrus H. McCormick, Sr. and L. J. McCormick and their estates. Indexed.
Daybooks
Box   22
Volume   2
Bills Payable, July 17, 1880-Sept. 21, 1892
Scope and Content Note: Daily disbursements by the Company.
Volume   3
Bills Receivable, June 3, 1880-June 1904
Scope and Content Note: Reaper notes and daily income.
Volume   4
Nov. 30, 1894-Oct. 23, 1917
Scope and Content Note: Assets of two McCormick companies predating the McCormick Harvesting Machine Co., but which were in liquidation many years: C. H. McCormick & Bro.; and C. H. and L. J. McCormick.
Volume   5
Cashbook, Sept. 1903-March 1909
Scope and Content Note: Containing (1) Accounts in settlement of invoices, and other adjustments between the McCormick Harvesting Machine Co., and the McCormick Division of IHC. (2) Stock investments in International Harvester. (3) Collection costs to IHC in behalf of the former McCormick Company for the McCormick Harvesting Machine Co.'s accounts receivable. (4) Syndicate Gift and Pension Fund stock purchases in behalf of Company employees. (5) McCormick Harvesting Machine Co. dividends and interest to McCormick family members.
Volume   6
Ledger, Oct. 1902-May 29, 1909
Scope and Content Note: Various McCormick Company accounts; e.g., cash, collections, expenses, pensions, stock investments in IHC, and bills receivable. Indexed.
Volume   7
Cashbook, Nov. 9, 1905-May 24, 1906
Scope and Content Note: Daily receipts and disbursements re all facets of McCormick Company business.
Volume   8
Cashbook, Oct. 8, 1912-Nov. 24, 1913
Scope and Content Note: Daily Company disbursements, and general expenses.
Volume   9
Account book, May 11, 1910-1922; Aug. 25, 1924
Scope and Content Note: Cashbook, May 11, 1910-1922; Journal, July 19, 1912-1922; Ledger, individual accounts, May 11, 1910-1922; Memorandum dated Aug. 25, 1924; Cyrus H. McCormick, Jr. and Harold F. McCormick, trustees.
Employee pensions
Volume   10
[, 1902]-, 1903
Scope and Content Note: Original calculations re type of work, time and length of service, salary, and pension fund applicable; “Class” and “Group” divisions created.
Volume   11
[, 1902]-, 1903
Scope and Content Note: Records according to type of work, time and length of service, salary, and pension fund applicable; “Class B” and “Groups”; Agents and collectors, names and addresses.
Volume   12
[, 1902]-, 1906
Scope and Content Note: Records for agents as well as employees, according to type of work, time and length of service, salary, and pension fund applicable; All “Classes” and “Groups”.
Volume   13
Ledger, Nov. 1903-Aug. 1932
Scope and Content Note: Stock allotments, certificates issued, and pension accounts; “Class A” and “Group I”.
Box   14
Volume   22
, Oct. 1903-Feb. 1903
Scope and Content Note: Stock certificates issued to McCormick Harvesting Machine Co. employees.
Volume   15
, 1904-Feb. 1908
Scope and Content Note: Stock certificates issued to Company employees; Interest, dividends, purchases, loan accounts, and bills receivable begin on p. 240; All “Classes” and “Groups”. Indexed.
Volume   16
May 17, 1904-Jan. 2, 1908
Scope and Content Note: International Harvester Company stock certificates purchased by the McCormick Company for employee pensions; statements of other amounts disbursed in cash in lieu of certificates, 1904; “Class A” and “Group I”.
Box   17
Volume   22
, Jan. 1906-Oct. 1909
Scope and Content Note: Monthly pension payments to McCormick Harvesting Machine Co. employees.
Volume   18
Cashbook, Dec. 1902-1935
Scope and Content Note: Donor and expense accounts for employee recipients of stock certificates in the Company pension plan.
Volume   19
Ledger, Dec. 1902-circa Mar. 1933
Scope and Content Note: Donor accounts, pensions, salaries; stock certificates purchased and redeemed; and employee pension benefits. Indexed.
“International Harvester Co. of America Special Account”, showing daily disbursements for that account and “general expenses” of the McCormick Harvesting Machine Co.
Cashbooks
Volume   20
Oct. 1902-Nov. 8, 1905
Volume   21
May 25, 1906-April 1907
Volume   22
, May 1907-1908
Volume   23
Jan. 1909-June 3, 1909
Box   22
Volume   24
Record book, Aug. 29, 1904-1909
Scope and Content Note: List of all papers signed officially in the name of the McCormick Harvesting Machine Co. - by which officer or employee.
Box   22
Volume   25
Record book, 1910-Jan. 13, 1928
Scope and Content Note: List of all papers signed officially in the name of the McCormick Harvesting Machine Co. - by which officer or employee.
Box   23
Volume   26
Letterpress copybook, Mar. 15, 1900-Dec. 11, 1901
Scope and Content Note: McCormick Company letters, chiefly from John V. A. Hasbrook, treasurer. Indexed.
Box   23
Volume   27
Letterpress copybook, Oct. 3, 1901-July 1, 1902
Scope and Content Note: Letters from John R. Hoagland, sec., to Cyrus H. McCormick, Jr., re Company business, with some personal correspondence re McCormick's personal affairs. Indexed.
Question of equity adjustment, 1912-1913
Box   23
Volume   28
Exhibits, [1881-1899], 1912
Scope and Content Note: Re the estate of Cyrus H. McCormick, Sr., for the 1912 investigation of early transactions to determine whether an adjustment in equity in the Company should be made.
Box   23
Volume   29
The Company - history and analysis
Scope and Content Note: Study requested by Cyrus H. McCormick, Jr., and Harold F. McCormick to analyze the formation of the McCormick Harvesting Machine Co., purchase of Leander J. McCormick's shares, and rights of each member of the McCormick family.
Box   23
Volume   30
Opinion and conclusion by John P. Wilson and Frank H. Scott re possible adjustment in equity
Volume   31
Stock Ledger, Feb. 1891-July 1912
Scope and Content Note: Stockholders of the McCormick Co.; shares.
Box   22
Volume   32
Donations record, 1891-1898
Scope and Content Note: Daily record of donations from the Company to individuals, agencies, and institutions.
Box   22
Volume   33
Deposit book, Jan. 1895-Apr. 1898
Scope and Content Note: Deposits in “Special Account”.
Box   24
Volume   34
“Original Minute Book, Board of Directors, McCormick Harvesting Machine Co.”, Sept. 9, 1879-Apr. 6, 1886
Scope and Content Note: Loose-leaf volume of typewritten copy.
Box   24
Volume   35
“Directors' Records of the McCormick Harvesting Machine Co.”, Sept. 9, 1879-Apr. 7, 1891
Scope and Content Note: Loose-leaf volume of typewritten copy. A variation of the first part of Vol. 34 above.
Box   24
Volume   36
“Stockholders' Record of the McCormick Harvesting Co.”, Aug. 11, 1879-Dec. 30, 1890
Physical Description: Volume of typewritten copy. 
Scope and Content Note: With agreements and decisions made when the Company was organized in 1879, minutes of meetings thereafter, and by-laws.
Box   24
Volume   37
“Treasurer's Record 1”, of the McCormick Harvesting Machine Co
Scope and Content Note: McCormick Company monthly accounts, p. 1-136, Oct. 1879-Dec. 1890; McCormick Company annual accounts, p. 272-276, Oct. 1879-July 1883; C. H. McCormick (Sr.) private accounts, p. 142-263, Oct. 1879-Nov. 1889.
Box   24
Volume   38
“Treasurer's Record 2”, of the McCormick Harvesting Machine Co., Jan. 1891-Sept. 1902
Box   24
Volume   39
“Notes and Supplemental Notes on Sundry Transactions of McCormick Harvesting Machine Co.”, Dec. 15, 1908-May 10, 1910