McCormick Estates Records, 1841-1969

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