Anita McCormick Blaine Correspondence and Papers, 1828-1958

Subseries: Mc
Note: Names beginning with “Mac” are filed alphabetically under M.
Box   392
McAdams, A., 1902
Note

Location: Chicago, Illinois.

Florist's bill.

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McAdoo, William G., 1924
Note

Location: Washington.

Telegram asking Mrs. Blaine to attend conference in Chicago.

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McAfee, Cleland B., 1929
Note

Location: Chicago, Illinois.

To Cyrus H. McCormick: asks Mr. McCormick to cooperate in changes at the Theological Seminary in Pyeng Yang?

See also: McAfee, Cleland B., Mrs.

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McAfee, Cleland B., Mrs., 1915, 1923
Note

Location: Chicago Illinois; Ben Avon, Pennsylvania.

Asks to bring brother and wife for visit to Mrs. Blaine.

1923: condolences on Mrs. McCormick's death, request for a picture of her.

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McAfee, Howard, Mrs., 1915
Note

Location: Chicago, Illinois.

Regrets could not accept invitation.

See also: McAfee, Cleland B.

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McAfee, Lowell M., 1915
Note

Location: Fairfield, Iowa.

Thanks Mrs. Blaine for message.

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McAfee, Lucy, 1915
Note: Thanks Mrs. Blaine for vase.
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McAfee, Samuel, Mrs. (Hannah McCormick)
Note: For letter concerning direct descendants of Hannah McCormick McAfee (Hannah McAfee Daviess, Jane McAfee Magoffin, and Mary McAfee Moore) see: Daviess, Annie T., 1926 June 16.
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McAll Mission, 1901, 1913-1923
Note

Location: Toronto, Paris.

Correspondence concerns activities of Mrs. McCormick and Mrs. Blaine in mission activities in Canada and France.

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McAllister, Sidney G., 1936-1942
Note

Location: Brussels; Boca Raton, Florida; Chicago, Illinois.

Cables concerning what appears to be company business. Copy of cable trying to promote British-Indian cooperation daring the war. Folder of press clippings: 1936 and 1947. IH president.

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McAllister, Sidney G., Mrs., 1936-1948
Note

Location: Highland Park, Illinois.

Thank you notes for gifts, greetings, etc.

See also: McAllister, Sidney G., International Harvester President.

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McAlmen, Victoria, 1911
Note

Location: Chicago, Illinois.

University student asks work for vacation. Thanks Mrs. Blaine for Christmas check.

See also: Townsend, Mary.

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McAlpin, William W., 1905-1907
Note

Location: New York.

Correspondence concerning rental of McAlpin's camp in the Adirondacks.

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McAndrew, William E., 1925
Note

Location: Chicago, Illinois.

Address at the second meeting of the American Ideal Commission, 1925 May 7, on “The American Ideal and the Public School.” Asks Mrs. Blaine to join in plans for a dinner to honor board of education, 1925 May 23.

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McArthur, C.A., 1905
Note

Location: McCollum's, New York.

Dairy. Bill and correspondence for milk delivery at summer camp.

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McArthur, Lewis L., 1915-1933
Note

Location: Chicago, Illinois.

Doctor. Bills and correspondence regarding treatment of Mrs. Blaine and others.

See also: Drs. Hazlett and Jones.

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McArthur Portable Fire Escape Company, 1909-1912
Note

Location: Cleveland, Ohio.

Correspondence and bills for purchase of portable fire escapes.

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McArthur, Selim W., 1934-1948
Note

Location: Chicago, Illinois.

Doctor: bills for services to Mrs. Blaine and others.

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McAvoy, Emily Chumasero, 1937-1947
Note

Location: Chicago, Illinois.

Dressmaker and designer. Correspondence about business, requests for patronage, thank you notes, advertisements, etc.

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McAvoy Inc., 1913-1947
Note

Location: Chicago, Illinois.

Clothiers. Bills, correspondence, etc. regarding clothes for Mrs. Blaine.

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McAvoy, John H., 1887
Note

Location: Chicago, Illinois.

Wedding invitation

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McBirney, Hugh Johnston, Mrs., 1907, 1909, 1915, 1923
Note

Location: Chicago, Illinois; Lake Forest, Illinois.

Invitations.

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McBride, Edward, Mrs., 1906
Note

Location: Chicago, Illinois.

Asks information about living conditions in Elmhurst.

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McBride, J., Mrs., 1898
Note: Bills for baked goods.
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McBride, James L., 1913-1914
Note

Location: Wauwatosa, Wisconsin; Louisville, Kentucky; Chicago, Illinois.

Letters concern efforts of McBride to care for Mr. McIntire, who suffered a nervous breakdown. McBride was acting at Mrs. Blaine's request and expense. McIntire was at one time a secretary of Mrs. Blaine and later began the work subsequently carried on by the McCormick Historical Association.

See also: Kellar, H.A., 1915-1916.

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McBride, Mary, 1907
Note

Location: Chicago, Illinois.

Woman discharged from Chicago schools because of nervous breakdown appeals to Mrs. Blaine for help in getting reinstated.

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McBurney and Underwood, 1926
Note

Location: New York.

Interior decorator's bills.

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McCaffrey, Chester J., 1904-1907, 1912
Note

Location: Gabriels, New York.

Adirondacks guide. Correspondence, 1904-1907, about working for Mrs. Blaine in summers. Correspondence, 1912, concerns illness, appeals to Mrs. Blaine for financial help.

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McCaffrey, Chester J., Mrs., 1904-1912
Note

Location: Gabriels, New York.

Offers services for summer seasons. Appeals for help in husband's 1912 illness.

See also:

  • McCaffrey, Chester J.
  • McCaffrey, James
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McCaffrey, James, 1909-1912
Note

Location: Gabriels, New York.

Offers services for summers in the Adirondacks

See also: McCaffrey, Chester J.

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McCaffrey, J.L., 1947-1948
Note

Location: Chicago, Illinois.

International Harvester President. Thank you notes for flowers, luncheon, etc.

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McCaffrey, Julia, 1915-1924
Note

Location: Lake Clear, New York.

Offers services of son, James, for summers in Adirondacks.

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McCagg, Exra B., Mrs. (Therese Davis), 1900-1908
Note

Location: Chicago, Illinois.

Thank you notes, invitations. Appeal for contribution for Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago.

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McCahill, James, Mrs., 1921
Note

Location: Lake City, Minnesota.

Wedding invitation.

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McCain, J.R., 1933
Note

Location: Decatur, Georgia.

President, Agnes Scott College, appeals for Mrs. Blaine to help pay for the education of Miss Fairfax Stevens, daughter of Huntsville minister.

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McCaleb, Ella, 1913?
Note

Location: Poughkeepsie, New York.

Discusses teaching load for 1914.

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McCall, Mr., 1916
Note

Location: Chicago, Illinois.

“Drapery man from New York.” Discussions of decoration plans for house.

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McCall, C.R., 1900
Note: See also: City Homes Association, 1900 July.
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McCall, Louie Marion, Mrs., 1899
Note

Location: St Louis, Missouri.

Discusses a request made of Mrs. Blaine to patronize an unnamed person.

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McCallum, Lillie, 1930-1931
Note

Location: California?; Hollyburn, British Columbia.

Thanks Mrs. Blaine for several gifts, checks. Asks loan of $100.

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McCann, Anabel Parker, 1949
Note

Location: New York.

Letter and clippings designed to interest Mrs. Blaine in two plans for world peace.

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McCann, Charles E.F., 1934
Note

Location: Oyster Bay, Long Island, New York.

Wedding invitation.

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McCarroll, Gertrude Mather, 1914, 1923, 1929
Note

Location: La Jolla, San Diego, California.

Appeals for financial aid.

See also: Whittaker, Mrs.

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McCarthy, Annie E., 1911-1918
Note

Location: New Port, Rhode Island.

Dealer in furniture, arts and crafts. Bills, correspondence.

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McCarthy, Charles, 1916
Note

Location: Madison, Wisconsin.

Asks aid in training public servants. Head of Legislative Reference Department, Wisconsin Free Library Commission.

See also:

  • Kellor, Miss
  • Fitzpatrick, Dr.
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McCarthy, Clarence, 1943
Note

Location: Chicago, Illinois.

Telephone memos regarding sale of war bonds.

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McCarthy, E.J., and Company, 1907, 1911, 1914
Note

Location: Chicago, Illinois.

Painting contractors. Correspondence regarding work at Parker school. Bills for other services.

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McCarthy, Frances, 1902, 1910
Note

Location: Chicago, Illinois.

Dancing, physical culture instructor, asks references to prospective customers in New York, Chicago.

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McCarthy, Frank J., 1932
Note

Location: Chicago, Illinois.

Interviews: destitute, wife Mary McCarthy ill, asks for work.

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McCarthy, Frank J., Mrs., 1928-1943
Note

Location: Chicago, Illinois; Flint, Michigan.

Appeals for aid in illness, destitution, miscellaneous greeting cards and telegrams.

See also:

  • Murphy, Mary
  • McCarthy, Mr. Frank J.
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McCarthy, J.G., Company, 1895-1906
Note

Location: Chicago, Illinois.

Wallpaper, painting, bills for services, solicitations.

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McCartney, Albert Joseph, 1947
Note

Location: Chicago, Illinois.

Director, Chicago Sunday Evening Club, thanks Mrs. Blaine for talk made to the club.

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McChesney, Margaret, 1938
Note

Location: Staunton, Virginia.

Recalls association with Mrs. Blaine's mother, asks Mrs. Blaine to endow scholarship in college in Staunton.

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McChesney, William S., 1883
Note

Location: Staunton, Virginia.

Addressed to “Master Harold F. McCormick.” Discusses gift to blind in Staunton. Signed, “Your friend and relation.”

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McClane, George C., 1902
Note

Location: Norfolk, Virginia.

Asks aid for Temperance Industrial and Collegiate? Institute, Claremont, Virginia.

See also: Smallwood, John J.

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McClaran, Hilda, 1944
Note

Location: Jackson, Tennessee.

Thanks Mrs. Blaine for orchid, recalls hospitality of Mrs. McCormick at wedding.

See also: McCormick, Roger.

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McClaran, James W., 1944
Note

Location: Jackson, Tennessee.

Invitation to marriage of Roger McCormick, son of Chauncy Brooks McCormick, to daughter Annette Walsh McClaran.

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McCleary, R., 1914
Note

Location: Toronto, Canada.

To Miss Grace Walker, McCormick Estate. Bill for sewing machine shipped to Miss Foster.

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McClellan, Gertrude, 1902
Note

Location: Urraca Ranch, New Mexico.

Thank you note for Christmas gift.

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McClellan, Josie, 1902, 1933
Note

Location: Urraca Ranch, New Mexico; Topeka, Kansas.

Early notes send Mrs. Blaine flowers, return book. Note, 1933, informs Mrs. Blaine that she is blind, asks for help.

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McClement, Alexander, 1901
Note

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Encloses copy of patriotic song, “God Save Our Land,” for which McClement wrote words. Asks Mrs. Blaine to help finance arranging and printing for free distribution.

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McClenahan and Lemon, 1897
Note

Location: New York.

Dealers in boots and shoes. Bill.

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McClenahan, Robert S., 1918-1929
Note

Location: Assuit, Cairo, Egypt; Chicago, Illinois.

Condolences on death of son, mother. Copy of letter to Mr. Cyrus H. McCormick telling of troubles with eyes. Telephone efforts to make appointment.

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McClenahan, Robert S., Mrs., 1924
Note

Location: Frutigen?, Switzerland.

Letter recalling first anniversary of Mrs. McCormick's death and her influence on William and Wallace (McClenahan).

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McClenahan, Wallace, 1923-1924
Note

Location: Ventnor, New Jersey.

Condolences on Mrs. McCormick's death. Letter thanking Mrs. Blaine for her “kind offer.” Copy of letter to Mr. Gorton enclosing list of expenses at Princeton.

See also: McClenahan, Mr. and Mrs. Robert S.

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McClenahan, William, 1924-1925
Note

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Telegram on anniversary of mother's birth. Letters discussing affairs at medical school, plans for future.

See also: McClenahan, Mr. and Mrs. Robert S.

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McCloud, W.B., and Company, 1945-1954
Note

Location: Chicago, Illinois.

Pest control service. Bills, requests for payment.

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McCloy, John J., 1946
Note

Location: Chicago, Illinois.

Address to Chicago Council on Foreign Relations, 1946 February 21, “Occupation Objectives in Germany and Japan.”

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McCluer, L.J., 1902
Note: Bill for jellies.
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McClumpha, Charles Flint, 1886
Note

Location: Leipzig, Germany.

Personal letter.

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McClure, Archibald, Mrs., 1946
Note

Location: South Bend, Indiana.

Wedding invitation.

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McClure, Donald F., 1937
Note

Location: Chicago, Illinois.

Invitation to meeting of neighborhood pastors.

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McClure, James Gore King, 1898-1933
Note

Location: Chicago, Illinois; Lake Forest, Illinois.

President, Lake Forest University, President, McCormick Theological Seminary (from 1906). Correspondence concerns mainly the affairs of the seminary and McClure's association with Mrs. Nettie Fowler McCormick. Encloses copy of memorial from faculty minutes of Seminary for Mrs. McCormick, 1924 April 22. Also enclosed in letters are copies of addresses, prayers, booklets, etc. Late correspondence concerns provisions made by Mrs. Blaine for McClure's retirement.

See also:

  • Zenos, Dr.
  • Stone, Dr.
  • Hobson, Dr.
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McClure, James Gore King, Mrs. (Annie Dixon), 1900-1933
Note

Location: Chicago, Illinois; Lake Forest, Illinois.

Invitations, thank you notes, condolences, etc.

See also:

  • McClure, James Gore King, Sr.
  • McClure, James Gore King, Jr.
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McClure, James Gore King, Jr., 1923-1950
Note

Location: Chicago, Illinois; New York; Asheville, North Carolina.

President of Farmers' Federation Inc., Asheville, North Carolina. Most correspondence concerns the work of the federation among mountain farmers and Native American Indians in North Carolina back country. There are many requests for donations backed up by brochures describing the work of the federation.

There is also correspondence concerning the affairs of Tusculum College (North Carolina) and the Stanley McCormick School, Burnsville, North Carolina, which were heavily supported by Nettie Fowler McCormick. Encloses a substantial report on affairs at the Stanley McCormick School, 1926 May 27. Miscellaneous greeting cards, telephone memos, etc.

See also:

  • McCormick, Mrs. McCormick
  • Cramer, Mr. and Mrs. Ambrose, 1916 March 29
  • McClure, James Gore King, press clippings: obituary, undated
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McClure Publications Inc., 1913
Note

Location: New York.

Notice about subscription to McClure's.

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McClure, S.S., 1908, 1931
Note

Location: New York; Laguna Beach, California.

Advertisement for travel agency, 1908.

Personal note, 1931.

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McClurg, A.C., and Company, 1891-1942
Note

Location: Chicago, Illinois.

Booksellers, stationers. Bills, statements, advertisements.

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McClurg, Alexander C., Mrs., 1904
Note

Location: Chicago, Illinois.

Invitations. Request to contribute to the North Central Improvement Association.

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McClurg, Barbara, 1948
Note

Location: Chicago, Illinois.

Declines invitation.

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McClurg, Ogden Trevor
Note: Invitation.
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McCluskey, Thomas Joseph, 1924
Note: See also: Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, 1924 May 19-31.
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McClusky, Howerd Y., 1937
Note: See also: Progressive Education Association Conference, 1937 October 28-30.
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McColl, J.H., 1916
Note

Location: Lake Forest, Illinois.

Concerns placement of rugs in McCormick house.

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McCollester, Parker, Mrs. (Dorothea de F. Baldwin), 1920
Note

Location: New York.

Letter requesting assistance for the New School for Social Research (on New Republic stationery).

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McCollough, Phoebe M., 1934
Note

Location: Los Angeles, California.

The Equitable Life Assurance Society plan for pension fund for employees of Miss McCormick.

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McConkey, Rebecca, 1902
Note

Location: Tacoma, Washington.

Encloses clipping regarding education in China, requests more time spent on religious education in public schools.

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McConnel, G.M., 1902
Note

Location: Chicago, Illinois.

Letter regarding copies of address, “Illinois and Her People,” given by McConnel.

Box   394
McConnell, Samuel Parsons, Mrs. (Sarah Rogers), 1900, 1902
Note

Location: Chicago, Illinois.

Asks cooperation in Women's Auxiliary, Pan American Arbitration Movement, of which Mrs. McConnell was president, 1900.

Wedding invitation, 1902.

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McCord, Russell, Mrs., 1900
Note

Location: Selma, Alabama.

Asks help in saving property from creditors.

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McCorkle, Josephine, 1912
Note

Location: Parkville, Missouri.

Asks Mrs. Blaine's “favorite quotation” for a collection Miss McCorkle is publishing to pay college expenses.

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McCorkle, William Howard, 1912
Note

Location: Lexington, Kentucky.

Invitation to wedding of daughter, Gretchen.

Box   394
McCormack, Elizabeth, 1892, 1895
Note

Location: Cincinnati, Ohio.

Condolences on Mr. Blaine's death. Claims to be relative, asks for aid.

Box   394
McCormack, Proctor, 1942
Note

Location: Chicago, Illinois.

Concerns invention supposed to stop all electrical equipment within eight miles. Asks Mrs. Blaine to cooperate in making invention useful for peace. Encloses photo state of clipping from (Madison) Wisconsin State Journal, 1938 February 10.

Box   394
McCormick, Adelaide, 1922-1940
Note

Location: St. Paul, Minnesota.

Postcard urging Mrs. Emmons Blaine not to vote for unidentified labor bill.

Invitation to attend the marriage of Katherine McCormick to Mr. Justin Cornelius Sturm.

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McCormick, Alexander A., 1911-1915
Note

Location: Chicago, Illinois.

Material concerning the Witter case. Correspondence between Alexander A. McCormick, Albert M. Kalles, Mrs. Emmons Blaine, John Witter, and Julius Rosenwald concerning the payment of fees; decision of the Commission in the Witter case (typewritten carbon); edit from the Evanston News concerning the Witter case.

Letter from McCormick to Mrs. Blaine notifying her of a meeting against the Burnett bill.

General letter soliciting donations to Hull House by McCormick. Letter from McCormick to Mrs. Blaine thanking her for her work on the Hotchkiss Committee and promising to work for the goals of the Committee if elected president of the county board.

Press releases by William Chenery concerning relatives on payrolls of Cook County officials.

Press releases of letter from Julius Rosenwald to Peter Bartzen concerning immigration situation and McCormick's Immigrant Protective League.

Political campaign material. Speech of McCormick concerning new Cook County hospital and expenses of county commissioners; announcement of mass meeting of McCormick for county board president, with statements of the issues involved in the campaign; campaign leaflets and blotters for McCormick; petition favoring McCormick by the Non-Partisan Businessmen's Club.

Letters from McCormick to Mrs. Blaine thanking her for her aid in the campaign.

Quarterly report of the Immigrants' Protective League (1915).

Letter from Grace Abbott to McCormick thanking him for his donation to the Immigrants' Protective League.

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McCormick, Alexander A., 1912-1913
Note

Location: Chicago, Illinois.

Press clipping announcing McCormick's victory over Bartzen in the campaign for president of the county board.

Newspaper photo of McCormick seeing children off to a summer camp.

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McCormick, Alexander A., Mrs., 1895-1918
Note

Location: Chicago, Illinois.

Note from Maud Warner McCormick thanking Mrs. Emmons Blaine for the wedding gift she sent her.

Invitation from Maud Warner McCormick to Mrs. Blaine to attend a lecture by Jacob Riis.

Invitation from Maude Warner McCormick to Mrs. Blaine to attend a meeting of the University Intellectual League. See material from 1918 January 1.

Expression of sympathy from Maud Warner McCormick to Mrs. Blaine on the death of her son. With 1918 material.

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McCormick, Alice, 1871
Note

Location: New York.

Card announcing the death of Alice, third daughter of Cyrus M. McCormick.

Three pictures of Alice, one of Alice and mother (in envelope).

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McCormick, Alister, 1922-1950
Note

Location: Chicago, Illinois; Santa Barbara, California; Cannes, France.

Condolences at Mrs. Blaine's mother's death.

Invitation to attend Constance's marriage to David Johnson.

Telegram regretfully declining a Fourth of July invitation, including news of Alister's family.

Christmas card.

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McCormick, Alister, Mrs. (Joan T. Stevens), 1924-l948
Note

Location: Chicago, Illinois; Santa Barbara, California; Palm Springs, California.

Correspondence concerning mother's death, Constance's wedding, gratitude for flowers sent, Christmas greetings, news of the family, request for a donation for the Arden Shore children's camp and other personal matters.

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McCormick, Alister, 1939
Note: Picture from Chicago American showing Michael and Constance McCormick, children of Mr. and Mrs. Alister McCormick, standing beside sculptured busts of themselves.
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McCormick, Arthur, 1920
Note

Location: Lexington, Virginia.

Letter to Mrs. Blaine from Arthur and Norah McCormick asking for financial aid.

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McCormick, Augusta D., 1913
Note

Location: Henderson, Kentucky.

Letters from Augusta D. McCormick to Mrs. Blaine asking for some of Mrs. Blaine's old clothes to wear.

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McCormick, A.T., 1925
Note

Location: Louisville, Kentucky.

See also: Bundesen, Dr. H.N., 1925 March 12. Report of proceedings, Bureau of Health and Public Instruction of the annual congress on medical education, etc.

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McCormick, Beatty, Lamb, and Fergus Inc., 1949
Note

Location: Chicago, Illinois.

Letter to Mrs. Blaine from the McCormick insurance firm requesting her permission to survey the requirements of the “Compass.”

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McCormick, Brooks, 1937-1948
Note

Location: New Haven, Connecticut.

Messages accepting and declining dinner invitations from Mrs. Blaine. Telephone message reporting the birth of Mr. and Mrs. Brooks McCormick's new son.

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McCormick, Brooks, Mrs. (Hope Baldwin), 1943-1946
Note

Location: Chicago, Illinois.

Notes to Mrs. Blaine thanking her for flowers and inviting her to a “Phantom Ball,” and to contribute to it.

Telegram to Miss Nancy Blaine declining an invitation to her birthday party.

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McCormick, Charles D., Mrs., 1934-1939
Note

Location: Spottswood, Virginia.

Typewritten copy of letter from Mrs. Charles D. McCormick to Mr. Kellar asking for money for educating the children (originals enclosed in HAK to AB, ChmcC, HF McC, 1934 July 19).

Typewritten copy of program of Institute of Musical Art (originals enclosed see above).

Letter to Mrs. Blaine asking for financial aid to pay off notes due on the farm.

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McCormick, Charles Deering, 1925-1948
Note

Location: Chicago, Illinois; New Haven, Connecticut; Miami, Florida.

Note thanking Aunt Anita for a book.

Notes of acceptance and declination of dinner invitations from Mrs. Blaine and Miss Nancy Blaine.

Telegram regretting he cannot be in Chicago.

News clipping of the wedding of Charles D. McCormick and Nancy Hoskinson.

See also: Hoskinson, Mrs. Hilleary Gibbons.

McCormick, Chauncey B.
Box   395
1900-1910
Note

Location: New Haven, Connecticut; Perth Amboy, New Jersey; Chicago, Illinois.

Telegrams, notes, and letters from Chauncey B. McCormick to Mrs. Blaine (“Aunt Anita”) dealing with various family and personal matters. Thank you notes; discussion of a football song Mrs. Blaine wrote and Chauncey had copyrighted; Christmas and New Year's greetings; football games; proms; his looking for a job.

Letter to Mrs. Blaine telling briefly of his job in Perth Amboy, where he is learning of copper and electricity.

Postcards from France showing the 1910 flood conditions in that city.

List (typewritten) of Patronages of Silver Jubilee Concert of Mrs. Walter Damrosch.

See also: Illinois Children's Home and Aid Society and Illinois Society for the Prevention of Blindness.

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1911-1918
Note

Miscellaneous correspondence addressed to Mrs. Blaine, including discussions concerning the Chicago Child Welfare Exhibit, the failure of Johnstone's monoplane, Harry Whitman's marriage, McCormick's dispute with the Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago, his forthcoming marriage, gratitude for Mrs. Blaine's contribution of posters to the National Allied Exhibition Association bazaar, the birth of his daughter, his military duties in wartime France, French Blinded Soldiers work. Also includes holiday greetings and condolences on the loss of Mrs. Blaine's son.

Clipping of Chicago News in which La Follette attacks Theodore Roosevelt as not being a true progressive.

Letter from Robert McCormick asking Chauncey to verify his birth date for his insurance policy, and speaking of his new job with International Harvester in Quincy, Illinois.

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1919-1925
Note

Personal material on McCormick's travels in the United States and Europe; news of his children and wife; information on his mother's illness and death; birthday and holiday greetings, few letters pertaining to postwar conditions in France Belgium and the McCormicks stay in Paris.

Much material on the establishment and activities of the League of Nations Non-Partisan Association, including letters, printed speeches, newsletters, membership blanks, pamphlets. Letters discussing the Presidential campaigns of 1920 and 1924 in their relation to the League of Nations.

Letter making certain corrections in the McCormick family ancestry as given in a forthcoming book.

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1926-1933
Note

Personal material; McCormick's appendix operation; seasons' greetings; thank you notes; dinner and theatre invitations; sale of Virginia farm; engagement of Eleanor; trip to Mexico and elsewhere.

Letter discussing the Eucharistic Congress together with a magazine clipping on it.

Letters from McCormick, Waiter Damrosch, and Frederick Post relating to the introduction of pianist Princess Jacques de Broglie to this country.

Typewritten speeches: at St. Adalbart Cemetary; at H.H. Porter dinner (latter in the Illinois Children Home and Aid Society, 1930 December 31).

Letters on Illinois politics and the Republican and Democratic presidential candidates of 1932.

Information on the Chicago Art Institute.

Two letters pertaining to Mrs. Blaine's membership in the Century Club.

Telegram and letter referring to the choice of a new president for the McCormick Company.

Box   395
1934-1937
Note

Personal material; McCormicks activities and travels; seasons' greetings; death of Walter; postcards from France; Nancy's party; lists of young people invited to balls.

Speech on Polish Day, 1934 August 26.

Typewritten copy of Chicago Tribune editorial on the attempts to renew the McCormick patent of the reaper.

Annual report of the Illinois Children's Home and Aid Society, 1934.

To Mrs. Blaine telling of an unidentified guest's views on international cooperation.

Discussion of forthcoming 1936 election, and Roosevelt's policies. Letter referring to the purchase of the Oscar Schmitz art collection.

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1938-1945
Note

Personal items--Harold's and Marian's health; death of Caroline Brooks Johnston; dinner invitations; seasons' greetings; news of the children; death of William McCormick.

Letters on Polish relief and child refugees work.

Letters on the Chicago Art Institute.

Politics--presidential campaign of 1940; Illinois Senatorial campaign of 1942 (donations asked for); McCormick's fight for the Adoption Bill in the Illinois legislature.

Letter on the United Nations War Exposition.

Letter discussing Presbyterian doctrines with regard to civil liberties.

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1946-1950
Note

Personal material--travel experiences; dinner invitations; etc.

Book by William Hogarth, John Constable, and J.M.W. Turner, Masterpieces of English Painting (Chicago, 1946).

Letter telling of the activities of the Illinois Children's Home and Aid Society.

Speech by McCormick on leadership in children's social services given at the National Conference of Social Work, Atlantic City, April 19, 1948.

Outline of address delivered at a convention of the Illinois County and Probate Judges Association at a joint session with the Illinois Circuit and Superior Court Judges Association.

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McCormick, Chauncey B., Mrs. (Marion Deering), 1914-1950
Note: All personal items--thank you notes; news of the children; invitation to recuperate at the McCormicks; details of the arrival of Ramon Cases to paint Mrs. Blaine's portrait; wedding invitation; special invitation to attend the Friday Club.
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McCormick, Chauncey B., 1940-1954
Note

Press clippings relating mainly to the McCormicks social activities and to McCormick's work as head of the Chicago Art Institute. Also includes announcement of Brooks McCormick's forthcoming wedding and obituaries of McCormick.

See also: “Mt. Desert Island,” 1951 September 9 (Miscellaneous).

Box   395
McCormick, Chauncey B., family
Note: Photographs: one of unidentified bride, presumably Mrs. McCormick; one of William McCormick and his great-grandchildren; two of William McCormick, Chauncey McCormick, Chauncey's son, and the son's children (apparently).
McCormick, Cyrus Hall, I
Box   395
Photographs
Note: Photographs, mostly of Cyrus Hall McCormick at various times in his life, but including also photographs of busts and statues of McCormick, plus two of buildings, one presumably his home at one time.
Box   396
In memoriam, 1809-1884
Note: Two memorial books containing funeral service orations, a brief biography of McCormick's life, and tributes from various individuals and organizations.
Box   396
Press clippings, 1889-1953
Note

A mass of miscellaneous material pertaining to McCormick, his reaper, his home in Chicago, and the International Harvester Company. The collection includes unveiling of statues in honor of McCormick; his being named one of the twelve greatest inventors in the United States; demolition of the old McCormick mansion on Rush St. in Chicago, with feature articles on the past grandeur of the house and the street; the establishment of a Cyrus McCormick medal by the American Society of Agricultural Engineers, to be awarded annually in recognition of some scientific achievement in agricultural engineering.

Also included is a scrapbook of death notices and obituaries of McCormick.

Box   397
McCormick, Cyrus H., Post No. 1831, the American Legion, 1935-1949
Note

Location: Chicago, Illinois.

Annual letters to Mrs. Blaine inviting her to attend the Memorial Day services of the post at the grave of her father.

Box   397
McCormick, Cyrus Hall, School, 1906-1940
Note

Location: Chicago, Illinois.

Material relating to the growth and operation of the McCormick school founded in 1906. There are letters to Mrs. Blaine outlining the improvements desired (such as additional library facilities, a playground, and the planting of trees); information on the vacation school of the early years; a speech tracing the history of the McCormick School up to 1914; and invitations to Mrs. Blaine and other McCormicks to attend the school's commencement exercises and anniversary celebrations.

See also: Gorton, Francis Smith.

McCormick, Cyrus Hall, II
Box   397
1876-1885
Note: All personal material pertaining to such matters as college activities; travels on the Continent and in England; YMCA activities; a number of poems; a long sentimental letter to Cyrus McCormick Sr. on the occasion of his seventy-fifth birthday; and his (McCormick II's) mother's welfare.
Box   397
1886-1887
Note

Letters and telegrams mostly relating to McCormick's and Anita's (Mrs. Blaine's) junketing across Europe--their activities and attempts to contact one another from different parts of England and the Continent.

The earlier letters in the folder are concerned with various personal matters in the States--horses, upkeep of the family home, teas, dinners, McCormick's health.

A single letter from London refers briefly to the French binder trials which McCormick attended.

Box   397
1888
Note: All personal items--a number of poems and songs by McCormick; long narration of events at campout on Island Lake, Wisconsin; Anita's activities in the Friday Club; the weather in England; recreation in the East; plays, concerts; the Victorian drama and engagement of McCormick to Miss Harriet Hammond.
Box   397
1889-1890
Note

Personal matters--the date and arrangements of Anita's wedding; the establishment of a trust fund for her; birthday greetings to her; congratulations on the birth of a baby boy.

There is much material pertaining to the litigation, division, and purchase of the McCormick estate--bills receivable, ledger accounts, stocks and bonds, and a statement of the total worth of the estate and how it was divided among the various heirs. Also included is a list of the real estate holdings of the McCormick estate outside of Chicago.

There is information relating to the McCormick Company--ledger balances; list of real estate holdings; a letter to Mrs. Blaine from Clayton Lodge, 1889 October 3, discussing various changes in personnel in the company.

Mrs. Blaine's income for 1890 is given, as well as a list of expenses she incurred in Chicago and Paris.

Box   397
1891
Note: Almost all the material relates to the trust agreement drawn up between Emmons Blaine and Anita McCormick: there are letters by McCormick to Judge Goudy asking his opinion concerning certain contemplated changes in the agreement, as well as copies of the original agreement. A letter to Anita also refers to the desired changes in the agreement.
Box   397
1892
Note

Further information concerning the dispute between Mrs. Emmons Blaine and Cyrus McCormick II over the disposition of the property left to her in her father's will. Mrs. Blaine complained in court that she had unknowingly signed away control of her property the day before her marriage. McCormick issued a statement refuting her charges, point by point. The court proceedings and McCormick's refutation are both contained in the folder, as well as other material relating to the matter. There are various bills and outstanding debts in connection with the Blaine estate.

A large mass of letters and telegrams on Emmons Blaine's death.

Letters on Ship Building Company stock issued in Blaine's name and now to be transferred to Mrs. Blaine.

Box   397
1893-1894
Note

Miscellaneous material pertaining to the disposition of Emmons Blaine's estate and a list of his holdings; financial matters and bills charged to Mrs. Blaine; ledger balances, stocks and bonds on hand; discussion of a business loan by Mrs. Blaine to a “dear friend”; letter from J.H. Chandler to Cyrus McCormick informing him that he (Chandler) is holding Chicago Ship Building Company; stock of Blaine's in trust until it could be determined in whose name a new certificate of ownership should be issued.

Letters on land surveys and warranty deeds.

Plans for a Memorial building in Chicago for Blaine.

Material concerning the serving of a summons on Mrs. Blaine's child and the appointment of a guardian for his interests.

Personal items-dealing mainly with the medical care and housing of sister Virginia in her illness.

Box   397
1895 January-July
Note

Business and financial matters relating to Mrs. Blaine's interests in the Loan Oil and Gas Company and the Chicago Ship Building Company, plus the matter of Columbus Midlands securities.

Various bills and travel expenses charged against Mrs. Blaine or McCormick.

Additional information on the disposition of the Blaine estate.

Personal items--there is much material relating to the care of Virginia McCormick and the operation and daily routine of the household at Montecito, California. There are also items on building a wall around the McCormick estate and a proposed camping trip.

Box   397
1895 August-December
Note

The bulk of the material concerns the care of Virginia at Montecito -- the daily routine, various incidents, the replacement of Mrs. Moses.

A few additional items on bills outstanding from the Blaine estate.

Box   397
1896 January-June
Note

Much of the material has to do with the care of Virginia and the daily routine and various incidents at Montecito; there are also letters relating to the purchase of a permanent estate for Virginia.

Further material pertaining to the settlement of the Blaine estate--cash and loan accounts; transfer of Chicago Ship Building Company stocks; proceeds of the Columbus and Cincinnati Midlands bonds.

There are items relating to the McCormick Theological Seminary, the Normal School, and the Virginia Library.

Letter by McCormick to Uncle Leander on the official McCormick views on the reaper in connection with a book Leander was writing. McCormick to Mrs. Blaine explaining the statement of her personal accounts, which he had mailed her (the statement is not included).

Box   397
1896 July-August
Note

Almost all the material pertains to the illnesses of Virginia and Stanley McCormick. Concerning Virginia, there is information on her worsening condition; the attitude of the residents of Montecito toward her presence; plans for a prolonged trip to the Adirondacks; various statements of her accounts and expenses.

There are telegrams and letters relating to Stanley's illness in Europe and his mother's indecision as to whether she should return home or not.

Individual items include information on the reorganization of Lake Forest University; Mrs. Blaine's granting power of attorney to McCormick to handle her real estate; and cash statements of Mrs. Blaine for March, June, and July.

Box   398
1896 September-December
Note

Most of the material pertains to Virginia--her daily routine in the Adirondacks camp, the search for a place to take her after she tires of that place, and other similar information.

Letters to Stanley and Mrs. Blaine on the leasing of some of their undeveloped property in Chicago.

Statement of Mrs. Blaine's account for September.

Box   398
1897
Note

There is information on the proposed merger of the McCormick and Deering companies--letters from McCormick to Mrs. Blaine and his mother, plus one from Mr. Butler.

Financial accounts of Mrs. Blaine--itemized statements of accounts and profit and loss statements.

The legal judgment of the court regarding the Mrs. Blaine-Cyrus McCormick dispute over her trust fund and the conveyance of her property.

Further financial accounts--drafts for letters of credit by Carrie McCormick; statement of donations of Mrs. Blaine; a letter on certain matters pertaining to the McCormick family's financial affairs.

A book, Adams Cable Codex (Boston, 1894).

A map of the present roads of Riven Rock, Montecito, California.

Information on the leasing of McCormick property.

A newspaper feature article on the use of iron.

Box   398
1898 January-August
Note

Information regarding real estate transactions and the leasing of Mrs. Blaine's property.

More on Virginia--locating a good place for her, how to handle her, dissatisfaction with Dr. Bennett.

Statement of McCormick's and Mrs. Blaine's interests, as trustees for Herald and Stanley, in the Calumet Canal and Improvement Company, the Standard Steel and Iron Company, and the Lake Michigan Land Company.

Copy of a statement of power of attorney Mrs. Blaine gave McCormick to handle her real estate and personal property.

Letter in which reference is made to Prof. Woodrow Wilson wanting to leave Princeton but being persuaded (“partly cash”) to stay on.

Letter briefly discussing the South American War.

Financial affairs of Mrs. Blaine--trial balances, stocks and bonds on hand, cash statements.

Statement of distribution of donations to McCormick Theological Seminary.

See also:

  • Johnston, E.A., 1898 July 18
  • Tibbets, Henry S. 1898 November 21
  • Merriman, D.J., 1898 November 26
  • Crighton, James, 1898 November 26
Box   398
1898 September-December
Note

Financial and business affairs of Mrs. Blaine--real estate transactions; purchase and transfer of bonds and stocks; charitable contributions; cash statement for August.

The care of Virginia--obtaining new attendants for her, and other matters.

Items on the McCormick Theological Seminary.

Box   398
1899
Note

Much material on the McCormick Theological Seminary. Financial conditions of the seminary, relations of the family to it, possible change of the name, memo of donations.

Information of Mrs. Blaine's interest in various companies such as the Chicago Telephone Company and the Federal Steel Company.

Letters relating to McCormick Company donations to various organizations -- Chicago Orphans' Asylum, Seaman's Bethal, etc.

Real estate transactions of Mrs. Blaine.

Virginia--discussion of where to take her next after leaving Huntsville, Alabama.

A letter from McCormick to Mrs. Blaine telling of the necessity of the company to acquire additional capital since it is expanding so rapidly (Chicago, December 13).

Box   398
1900
Note

Real estate transactions of McCormick in the Highland Park area; also, a booklet of letters pertaining to division of the real estate that McCormick acquired from his father's estate.

Arrangements for Virginia McCormick to go to the Paris Exposition.

Original and copies of agreement between Nettie, Cyrus, and Harold McCormick to set up a fund for the erection of a monument in their father's memory plus the acquisition and preservation of his books and papers, the latter provision involving the publication of a biography on Cyrus McCormick I.

Letters and telegrams on the continued employment of Salem G. Pattison by the McCormick Company.

Personal items--dinner invitations, season's greetings.

Box   398
1901 January-April
Note

Miscellaneous items on Mrs. King's funeral, individual estate reports, the need for pamphlets on McCormick and his reaper, North Side School Project, and Biographical Association articles of agreement.

See also: International Harvester Company, 1901-1902.

Box   398
1901 May 1
Note

Location: Chicago, Illinois.

Report of the trustees of Anita Blaine McCormick, showing in detail the estate which was set apart for her according to her father's will; other management of the estate by her trustess; and the inventory of it on July 4, 1891 when it was turned over to her personally.

The report has been removed from the cover marked (gold lettering) “Accounts Trustees Anita McCormick Blaine.” Cover preserved with Account Books (BL Modus Operandi Office).

Box   398
1901 May-December
Note

Letters on the ownership and management of the Interior, a Presbyterian newspaper which the McCormicks had an interest in.

Correspondence concerning the publication of articles on the McCormick Company, McCormick I, and the reaper.

Letter from McCormick to Stanley, October 7, on company matters--a new corn machine, mechanical defects, the erection of a foundry.

Cost of erecting a parish house on land purchased by the McCormicks for the Fourth Presbyterian Church in Chicago.

Letter from Cyrus to his mother on Virginia's life and surroundings at Huntsville, Alabama.

Box   398
1902
Note

Various miscellaneous material--arrangements of Virginia's trip to Pellair, Florida; sale of Mrs. Blaine's Highland Park property; research work of Pattison in the Biographical Association and an article on the McCormick reaper to be published in the Chicago Tribune; letter from McCormick to Mrs. Blaine discussing the advisability of their moving to an apartment to cut down on expenses.

A large amount of the material pertains to the merger of the McCormick Company and the Deering Company--information on profit sharing, stock subscription and distribution, family loans, employees' trust investment fund, schedule of prices of McCormick machines.

Box   398
1903
Note

Much information on the McCormick's financial affairs--issuance of International Harvester stock to McCormick; Mrs. Blaine's bonds in the American Kuxfer Prism Company; statement of distribution of accumulated credit balance from notes and bills receivable from the old firms of Ch. and L.J. McCormick and C.H. McCormick and Brothers.

There are a few items on the completion of work by Pattison in the Biographical Association and the advisability of preserving some of the old, outdated McCormick machines.

Material on guaranty made to North Side School, and the financial statement of the Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago.

There is much information on the operations and policies of the International Harvester Company, including two revealing letters by Cyrus McCormick on the advisability of increasing the capitalization of the corporation and issuing common stock. There are also items on company loans and flax twine patents, plus the legal statement of the incorporation of the McCormick Company, the Deering Company, the Warder, Bushnell, and Glessner Company, and the Plano Company into International Harvester.

Box   398
1904 January-June
Note

Copy of a letter to G.W. Perkins of J.P. Morgan and Company, concerning C's dissatisfaction with the delay in improvement of working conditions.

Four-page memorandum concerning the power to be allocated to the McCormicks and the Deerings, Perkins and Glessner in the company.

Also, memo to G.W. Perkins on the same, with Cyrus McCormick II taking the initiative as leader of the company. Declares that Charles Deering is incompetent as an executive and the Deering interests must be represented in the company by James. A copy of a letter to E.M. Fowler summarizes these developments. Charles Deering, it is made clear, is Chairman of the Board of Directors, which is a purely nominal position with no power attached.

A letter concerning Mary Virginia's estate from Cyrus McCormick as a trustee.

A letter concerning the payment of Cyrus Bentley.

Memo which probably refers to the amount that each member of the family should contribute to the employee's stock-sharing plan.

Memo concerning the MacLeod purchase.

Letter regarding a combination of the Interior and the Observer -- two Presbyterian papers.

A series of letters on the family holdings of the Island Lake land.

Box   398
1904 July-December
Note

Copy of letter to the Biographical Association concerning the placing of Cyrus McCormick I in the Hall of Fame.

An accounts of visit of Stanley in Geneva, with a description of the wedding of S. and Katharine.

Report on Mary Virginia's condition.

Conversation with President Wilson on Hall of Fame with reference to Cyrus McCormick.

Box   398
1905 January May
Note: Extensive correspondence concerning a choice of biographer of Cyrus McCormick for a pamphlet to be presented to the judges on the Hall of Fame committee. Final choice is Professor F.A. Turner, University of Wisconsin, who refuses. Taken to Mr. Reuben Gold Thwaites of the State Historical Society. Anita opposed to preparation of the monograph or sending it out.
Box   398
1905 June-December
Note

Telegrams regarding Mary Virginia's trip to New York and Europe. Extensive memos on the care and treatment of Mary Virginia.

A conversation with Mr. W.H. Jones recounted in detail concerning the state of the I.H. Company.

Letters concerning the assistance of the Robert M. Adams family.

Box   398
1906 January-March
Note

Many letters concerning sale of real estate.

A proposal that Mr. Stuert handle financial arrangements with the Adams family. Mr. Gorton chosen in a later letter over Mr. Stuert.

Letters concerning the estate of Mary Virginia.

A highly detailed letter concerning the affairs of the Interior.

Box   399
1906 April-June
Note

Highly detailed outline for a national Presbyterian paper.

Plan of union of Presbyterian Churches of North and South, to be led by the Interior. Also, extensive outline of expansion.

More memos on the financial support of the Robert Adams family.

Statement of policy, in some detail of Interior.

Letters concerning the care of camp property.

Box   399
1906 July-December
Note

Letters concerning purchase and sale of Toronto property.

Clipping enclosed from Rochester, Minnesota, newspaper praising the Company Welfare practices and generally high level of Industrial Relations. The closing comment of this article is that no kind of “propaganda of unionism, anarchism or sectarianism is permitted on the premises.”

Letter concerning a loan of $300,000 made from a Scottish firm.

More memos on the financial support of the R.A. family.

First letter regarding the guardianship of Stanley McCormick in a copy of a letter sent by Cyrus II to Cyrus Bentley.

The outlines of this letter are briefly, that the care of his affairs shall be entrusted to his two brothers and Cyrus Bentley with his wife having absolute powers of veto over any proposal that they should make.

Copy of letter from Mrs. Robert Adams on the state of their family, in general, and in regard to specific financial needs.

Box   399
1907 January-April
Note: Letters concerning the financial affairs of the R. Adams family. Notes indicating that Anita does not wish her name associated with the playground given by the family to the McCormick public school because of the way in which it came to be dedicated to Cyrus Hall McCormick I, of which she emphatically did not approve. Detailed letter on February 19, 1907, concerning the various facets of Stanley's mental state. Business report of the Interior.
Box   399
1907 May-December
Note

Discussion of the propriety of helping to elect Mayor Bosse by a campaign gift that had been donated.

Printed statement to Att. Gen. C.J. Bonaparte to discourage action against the company marked “confidential.” The main point of this report is that it has not behaved like the popular 'bogeyman' idea of a Trust is supposed to behave, and despite substantial increases in the costs of material and labor the cost of harvesting machines has not risen. This is due to the increase in efficiency and resultant decrease in cost of methods of operation. Cyrus. The author of the pamphlet, also cites the good records of industrial and labor relations, and the fact that most of the small manufacturers left the industry before the merger that produced the I.H. Company, repeatedly making the point that they were not forced out of business by the company. His main theme in this pamphlet is that the merger stabilized the market in many ways.

Included are various 'muck-raking' editorials dealing with devious tax practices laid at the door of the owners of I.H. Company.

A mention in a personal letter of Cyrus of the unfairness of the attack. News clippings quoting Cyrus that he believes government regulation of corporations is a good thing and no honest corporation has anything to fear from it.

Box   399
1908 January-June
Note

Letters in reference to material given to the Historical Museum of Virginia on the development of the reaper.

Memos on the situation of the Interior. Letter concerning Stanley's situation. Arrangements with Mr. Louis Dent for cataloguing and ordering of McCormick papers.

Box   399
1908 July-December
Note

Two part article included from Harper's Weekly by J.K. Mumford praising the I.H. Company welfare policies and the beneficence of C.H. McCormick.

Letters concerning the improvement of the Toronto property.

Arranging support for the political campaign on the basis of individual contributions from stockholders of I.H. Company rather than from the corporation itself, since the latter sounds bad in the days of suspicion of the inordinate power of “trusts.”

Pamphlet included that supports Adlai E. Stenson for Gov. over Charles S. Deenen. In particular an article is pointed out that condemns Cyrus and the other I.H. Company stock-holders for not paying proper taxes because their corporation lawyer, Roy O. West, is also State Tax Assessor. Also included is a copy of the Colliers Weekly article from which the article is taken. The Colliers article also accuses I.H. Company of taking advantage on injured employees.

A memo to Anita that Harold and Nettie F. McCormick have been subpoenaed on the tax matter, and the remaining stockholders are being sought by the sheriff.

Box   399
1909
Note

Detailed memo of a visit to Katherine with reference to the supervision of Stanley's affairs. A note requesting assistance in the education of the children of a clergyman, Dr. Notman.

Letter recounting a visit to Mary Virginia and the many facets of her relationship with the people in the town and town affairs. Also many letters relating to improvement of the properties in Toronto and Huntsville. Also plans for Mary Virginia's support of YMCA and Settlement work and Presbyterian Church affairs.

Box   399
1910 January-June
Note

Solicitation from University of Illinois to help from a Presbyterian Church.

Copy of Harvester World containing excerpts of Cyrus' speech dedicating Deering Works Club House.

Correspondence concerning the affairs of Stanley in California.

A request from Mr. C.D. McWade for $5,000 for his father's services in helping Cyrus I invent the reaper and improve it as a workman.

Box   399
1910 July-December
Note

Many notes with regard to Virginia's activities. Letter from R.H. Parkinson (copy) regarding elimination of claims of other of Cyrus I's brothers to have invented the reaper. Claims made by L.J. McCormick.

Picture of Mary Virginia. Letter from R. Hall McCormick regarding the admission of his grandfather, Robert McCormick to the hall of fame as an inventor.

Offer by Elbert Hubbard to write a monograph on the Inventor of the Reaper. Anita disapproves.

Note regarding conference with a friend of the senior McCormick's in the 1850s regarding the claim that Robert is the inventor.

Request for more support of the McCormick School.

Another long letter from R.H. McCormick claiming Robert as the inventor.

Box   399
1911 January-June
Note

The question of the reaper's invention: materials concerning R. Hall McCormick's effort to have Robert McCormick elected to the national Hall of Fame by sending a pamphlet to the Hall of Fame electors and a memorandum of a long interview among Cyrus Hall II, Mrs. Blaine, and “C.H.A.” on the subject. This issue came up also in discussions of a new sketch of Cyrus Hall I for the forthcoming American Cyclopedia of Biography, and of a request for help by the author of a work tentatively entitled Great American Inventors.

Other matters included are: the purchase of a new house by the family.

Support of the Cyrus Hall McCormick School in Chicago.

A request for contributions to a building fund by the University Presbyterian Church in Champaign, Illinois.

The support by Cyrus Hall II and his wife of Jane Addams' Child Welfare Exhibit in Chicago.

Box   399
1911 July-December
Note

Interest in reaper and family history continues; there is a memorandum of a conference on the invention of the reaper, information on attempts to hire a new biographical secretary, and a letter on hanging Cyrus Hall I's picture in a courthouse with those of Robert and Leander.

The request of the University Presbyterian Church, Champaign, Illinois, for a donation.

Discussion of work to be done at Cohasset and Oakland estates.

Box   399
1912 January-June
Note

The formal formation of the Historical Association.

Materials on historical work on the question of the reaper's invention. Requests for information on Cyrus Hall I from archivists and writers. Newspaper clippings on the Hall of Fame. Copy of pamphlet “Early Virginia Immigrants.”

Request from Toronto social worker that the McCormick's support an office of “social advisor” to the city of Toronto.

Materials on the beginnings of the case of U.S. v. International Harvester.

Box   400
1912 July-December
Note

Correspondence on historical work aimed at clearing up the question of the reaper's invention. Copy of article in German periodical. Record of interview with old Virginian, etc.

Real estate map of Lake Forest area with some discussion of the purchase of lots. Materials on work at Cohasset estate and Kildare farm

Correspondence on the operation of the family gifts syndicate.

Some mention of U.S. v. International Harvester.

Typescript copy of a ten-page memo dictated by Leland Stanford about 1892 on the purposes of Stanford University.

Box   400
1913
Note

Copy of full-page newspaper ad, “The Chicago Spirit,” a public-relations piece on International Harvester and Chicago.

Appeal of YMCA, Staunton, Virginia, for help in raising money for a new building.

Historical work: copy of Onward, a Richmond, Virginia, religious periodical, containing an article on the invention of the reaper. Letters regarding C.D. Harmsberger, Grottoes, Virginia, who owned some McCormick relics. Requests for information on the life of Cyrus Hall I.

A long letter to Harold F. concerning his conduct at the company and company affairs generally.

Box   400
1914 January-June
Note

International Harvester affairs: copy of newspaper ad (the second), “The Spirit of Chicago,” on the relations of International Harvester and the city of Chicago. Letter regarding the directorship of G.W. Perkins, who Cyrus Hall I claimed was dragging I.H. into his political fight with Borah. Copy of article by President Van Hise of University of Wisconsin on trusts in Chicago Commerce, and a letter from Van Hise to Cyrus Hall II.

Philanthropies: materials on the Staunton, Virginia; YMCA gift by the family; support of the City Romes Association; support of African American students-teachers conference to be held in the South; contribution to fund for the aid of the Indians of Oklahoma.

Family matters: transfer of Riven Rock estate from Virginia to Stanley.

Historical work: copy of article from Implement Age on early reaper contests in England.

Box   400
1914 July-December
Note: The three subjects most important in the correspondence of these months are the proceedings in bankruptcy involving Edward S. Adams, who owed notes to the McCormick family which he repudiated and claimed were only donations; land purchases, sales, etc., in Lake Forest property; and the search by Cyrus Hall McCormick II for information from old Virginians on the early history of the McCormicks and of the reaper. There is also material relating to a memorial plaque to Cyrus Hall I for a new YMCA in Staunton, Virginia; an effort by Mrs. Blaine, Cyrus Hall II, and others to raise funds for the expenses of African American students and teachers at an Atlanta meeting in May 1914, and for the Native Americans of Oklahoma; a family loan to W.M. Reay; and Wilson's nomination of International Harvester executive Thomas D. Jones to the Federal Reserve Board, which brought on an attack on the company by the Senate Committee on banking and currency, followed by a defense by the company.
Box   400
1915 January-June
Note: Correspondence contains continued discussion of the Edward S. Adams case, of property changes and plans for building or rebuilding house in Lake Forest, and of efforts to gather information on the reaper's history. The historical work was highlighted during these months by efforts to have Cyrus Hall I elected to the national “Hall of Fame,” and by an article on the history of the reaper in an anniversary edition of the Scientific American. There are several notes and a number of newspaper clippings on the Hall of Fame episode, and a number of letters and typescripts of sections of the Scientific American article. Correspondence also contains information on the continued efforts of the Staunton YMCA to get funds to carry out construction, on Charles Deering's proposal to resign from the board of directors at International Harvester, on Mrs. McCormick's eightieth birthday celebration and her interest in the McCormick Theological Seminary. There are also copies of correspondence passing between Cyrus Hall II and Jennie Adams on the subject of Robert Adams' illness.
Box   400
1915 July-October
Note: The bulk of correspondence relates the continued effort of Cyrus Hall II and Mrs. Blaine to have Cyrus Hall I elected to the Hall of Fame. A 27-page booklet, “Cyrus H. McCormick and the Reaper,” was printed and sent to the Hall of Fame electors. A preliminary copy is enclosed, which bears penciled corrections. Also included in the correspondence is the Report of the Hall of Fame election, which failed to give McCormick a place. Miscellaneous subjects: plea for aid by C.D. Harnsberger, Grottoes, Virginia, in which Cyrus Hall II took an interest, continued discussion of the memorial plaque for Cyrus Hall II at the Staunton, Virginia, YMCA, and two letters mentioning the affairs of Stanley McCormick.
Box   400
1915 November-December
Note: Materials concerned with the development of the Historical Association, which effort by YMCA to get funds to carry on work in the South, and with International Harvester plan to extend profit sharing plan to employees in the lower ranks. There is also additional discussion of the Hall of Fame election and of the Staunton, Virginia, YMCA.
Box   400
1916
Note: Much of the material for this year concerns International Harvester: clippings, notes regarding U.S. v. International Harvester; clippings on the company's profit-sharing plan; copies of correspondence of Cyrus Hall II with Harold McCormick trying to get Harold to take the presidency of I-H (Cyrus Hall II suggested that he should himself become chairman of the board). There are a number of letters relating to plans and accomplishments of the Historical Association. Work at the Lake Forest Estate and at the property in Cohasset, Massachusetts, are discussed, and there is material relating to family gifts and philanthropies; Cyrus Hall II urges Mrs. Blaine to give to a committee to study tariff policy, to a hospital for International Harvester, to an effort to reform Illinois tax policy to ease corporations' burdens, to an effort to get Universal Military training to the United States, and to the City Homes Association. Aside from these appeals, there is material relating to other philanthropies in which the family was involved: the YMCA, work among Oklahoma Native Americans, the dedication of the Staunton, Virginia, YMCA, and the Favill Memorial Fund.
Box   400
1917
Note: McCormick's most important venture during 1917 was a trip to Russia as a member of the Root Commission. His correspondence with Mrs. Blaine contains only a few letters written en route, including a two-page typescript diary-like description of the voyage from Seattle to Vladivostok. There is no discussion of the affairs of the commission or of the other members. Most of the correspondence for the year is concerned instead with causes and philanthropies supported by the family: an effort to raise funds for a public beach and park for Cohasset, Massachusetts; the Favill Memorial Fund; the National Civic Federation; an effort to revise the Illinois tax structure to ease corporations' tax loads; an effort to have universal military training for the United States. Cyrus Hall II's and Mrs. Blaine's historical work does not play as large a role in the correspondence of this year as it did in the two years before, but there is a letter from Ida Tarbell, doing a study of “The Age of Invention,” asking to use McCormick materials. Of the coming of the war, there is a typescript of an article by McCormick for the Harvester World on duty in wartime. Other letters and notes discuss family matters: an appeal by Jennie Adams for an increase in her allowance; work at the Cohasset estate; and the family gift syndicate.
Box   400
1918
Note

Correspondence covers: YMCA appeal for work in the South and for war work, and an appeal for a YMCA building for Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia.

The work of the Historical Association and of the handling of article on Cyrus Hall II for a forthcoming revision of Encyclopedia Americana.

Cyrus Hall II's effort to get Harold F. McCormick to come home from Zurich to take the presidency of International Harvester. Copy of the merger agreement of International Harvester of New Jersey with the International Harvester Corporation.

The administration of the estate of Virginia McCormick and of the Favill Memorial Fund and other family giving enterprises.

The death of Emmons Blaine.

Box   401
1919
Note

Late in 1918, Cyrus Hall II resigned his post as president of International Harvester and was elected chairman of the board. Harold F. McCormick was named new president. This change is covered by copies of board-meeting minutes, etc., enclosed in correspondence to Mrs. Blaine.

There is material concerning a gift of $200,000 by the McCormicks for a YMCA building on the campus of Washington and Lee University. (Cross reference: Dr. H.L. Smith, university president.)

In 1918, efforts began to select a historian as biographer of Cyrus Hall McCormick I. Letters, memos, etc., related Cyrus Hall II's efforts and his estimates of various prominent historians of the period.

Family matters: the family bore the expenses of illness of McCormick Jewett, which is discussed in several letters. The financial condition of Jennie Adams is also mentioned in the year's correspondence.

There is a detailed analysis of a “Chicago Babies' Free Milk Fund,” to which Mrs. Blaine and Harold F. McCormick contributed and of which Cyrus Hall II disapproved.

Box   401
1920
Note

Notes on conference regarding International Harvester affairs: proposed change of name to “McCormick-Deering,” stock dividend from surplus, sale of stock to employees, stock plan for executive, reduction in proportion of Harvester stock held by family, issuance of preferred stocks, bonds or debentures.

Family affairs: proposal by Boston realtor to sell to the family some property adjoining the Cohasset, Massachusetts, estate; long letter (December 22) regarding the administration of the affairs of Virginia McCormick.

Philanthropies: discussion of Henry Baird Favill Memorial fund, invitation to banquet sponsored in part by Cyrus Hall II for Herbert Hoover in connection with European relief effort.

Box   401
1921 January-April
Note

Correspondence deals mainly with philanthropies and gifts: the family's plan to give a YMCA building for the campus of Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Virginia; the Favill Memorial fund; and a proposal by Cyrus Hall II that Mrs. Blaine join in a subscription to pay for new home for Woodrow Wilson on his retirement from the presidency.

The effort to choose a biographer for Cyrus Hall I continued and is discussed. Letter of January 14 encloses copy of long letter from J. Franklin Jameson giving his opinions of several prominent American historians.

Included in the correspondence are copies of the will and funeral services of Harriet Hammond McCormick, wife of Cyrus Hall II, and a long letter regarding Stanley McCormick and Riven Rock Estate.

Box   401
1921 May-December
Note

Family matters occupy a large place in the correspondence of these months: The administration of the estates of Virginia and Stanley McCormick, and the status and operation of the family gift syndicate.

There are a number of YMCA appeals and some discussion of the Favill Memorial fund.

An interview with Frederick L. Paxon of the University of Wisconsin highlighted continued efforts to select a biographer for Cyrus Hall McCormick I.

Box   401
1922
Note

Much of the correspondence is concerned with the family's philanthropies: an appeal from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Blacksbug, for an agricultural engineering building; pleas for aid from various branches of the YMCA, including a detailed report of YMCA work among Southern African Americans; letters regarding a proposed contribution to the Chicago Memorial Children's Hospital in memory of International Harvester executive John P. Wilson.

There is a copy of a long letter from Cyrus Hall II to Harold F. concerning the choice of a new member of the board of International Harvester. Each candidate for the post is carefully analyzed, and toward the end of the letter Cyrus Hall II makes the suggestion that stock-holding employees of International Harvester be allowed to elect a member of the board to represent their interests.

Family matters discussed include work on the Cohasset, Massachusetts, estate, and the operation of the family gifts syndicate.

There is only mention of the historical work in the year's correspondence.

During the year, Cyrus Hall II toured North Africa, and there are several letters from him to Mrs. Blaine describing his trip.

Box   401
1923 January-June
Note

Correspondence for these months is concerned almost entirely with family matters and philanthropies.

On the first subject, there is some discussion of the eduation of Gordon McCormick, of the purchase of a new auto for Mrs. Nettie E. McCormick, reports of Cyrus Hall II's visits to the estates of Stanley and Virginia McCormick.

Philanthropies: appeals from YMCA; discussion of proposed family gift to the Chicago Memorial Children's Hospital; an appeal from the New Providence Presbyterian Church in Raphine, Virginia; and a plea for aid from Mrs. J.A. Rodenbaeck, a cousin of Cyrus Hall II's deceased wife.

Box   401
1923 July-December
Note

The bulk of the material for these months concerns the death of Mrs. Nettie Fowler McCormick: arrangements for her funeral and tributes to her, proposals for a sketch of her for the National Cyclopedia of American Biography, and discussion of the charities she supported with a view to future policy.

Miscellaneous matters include: work at the Cohasset estate, and contributions to the Whitney Woods Society of Cohasset; an address by Lloyd George in Chicago; and proposal for a stock purchase in the Deepwater Coal and Iron Corporation of Alabama.

Box   401
1924 January-July
Note

Mrs. Nettie Fowler McCormick's recent death occasioned continued discussion of her philanthropies: the Stanley McCormick School of Burnsville, North Carolina, and the Tusculum College of Greenville, Tennessee; YMCA and YWCA appeals; the Presbyterian paper, The Continent, the McCormick Theological Seminary, the Presbyterian Board of Foreign Missions, the Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago. There is also continued discussion of a new appeal from the New Providence Presbyterian Church of Raphine, Virginia.

Several letters mention work at the Cohasset, Massachusetts, estate and a proposed visit to the estate of Virginia McCormick.

Miscellaneous: discussion of the part the League of Nations should or should not play in the election of 1924, and rental of a camp in the Adirondacks.

Box   401
1924 August-September
Note

Philanthropies continue to dominate the correspondence. There is more discussion of the appeal of the New Providence Presbyterian Church in Raphine, Virginia, and of the McCormick Theological Seminary. The YMCA appears several times, and new appeals from the Huntsville Chamber of Commerce for donations to a hospital building fund and from the Lincoln Community Church in Huntsville are considered.

There is some mention of the affairs of the Historical Association.

Miscellaneous: a proposal by a Miss Elin Nielsen, an acquaintance of Mrs. N.F. McCormick, that the family invest in an apartment house she plans to build in California.

The Illinois Democratic senatorial campaign.

A visit of Miss Elizabeth Bostater to the House-in-the-Woods estate.

Gifts of Mary Mildred Sullivan and George Hammond Sullivan, Southern relatives to Peabody College and the Valentine Museum of Richmond, Virginia, on behalf of the McCormicks of Chicago.

Box   401
1924 October-December
Note

Most of the material concerns the McCormicks' myriad philanthropic activities-New Providence Church; the Prohibition campaign in Ontario, Canada; Democratic Central Committee of Cook County; YMCA; McCormick Theological Seminary; Illinois Society of Mental Health and National Committee for Mental Hygiene.

There are also miscellaneous items pertaining to a headstone for mother McCormick's grave; improvement of the Meridian Pike; what to do with the Continent, a church newspaper; advisability of showing mother McCormick's private correspondence to a government inspector; stock in the Rovinia Company; Washington and Lee University; and Stanley's illness.

Box   401
1925 January-June
Note

Further material on the McCormick donations-to Washington and Lee University, the YMCA, the Whitney Woods Association, the New Providence Church, and the McCormick Theological Seminary.

Other miscellaneous items include information on exchange of stock by Mrs. Blaine in International Harvester; a headstone for mother McCormick's grave; what to do about the Continent; attempts to get Cyrus McCormick I elected to the Hall of Fame; McCormick's trip to Europe and the Near East; and a copy of the Harvester World containing a speech by McCormick on the early beginnings of the reaper and other farm machines.

See also: Haskins and Sells, 1925 June 11 (for audit 1890 January 1-1925 June 30).

Box   401
1925 July-December
Note: Largely miscellaneous information pertaining to McCormick family donations to the YMCA; the use of certain historical data by Senator Beveridge in a book he was writing; some pamphlets on the Hall of Fame; attempts to obtain someone to do a sketch of Nettie McCormick's life; and an extensive list of recommendations by McCormick concerning improvements that should be made on the Oaklands estate where Virginia is cared for, plus narration of a visit to the estate.
Box   402
1926 January-March
Note

The most prominent subject of the correspondence for these months is the McCormick Theological Seminary. The discussion concerns a proposed Nettie Fowler McCormick Memorial Fund, to which the family would contribute $1,000,000 or more.

Other philanthropies discussed are continued aid to the Staunton, Virginia, YMCA, and the disposition of the Stanley McCormick School, Burnsville, North Carolina (see also: McClure, James Gore King, Jr.).

Proposals for work at the Oaklands estate in Toronto, and for the purchase of an estate in Pasadena for Virginia McCormick.

Newspaper clippings regarding earnings, policy, of International Harvester.

Box   402
1926 April-May
Note

Continued discussion of the family's support of the McCormick Theological Seminary and a change in the institution's name. Correspondence with the Presbyterian Board of Missions and with James McClure Jr., regarding the Stanley McCormick School, Burnsville, North Carolina.

Materials concerning the estate of Stanley McCormick and the allowance of Katharine McCormick.

Letters regarding the purchase of property in Pasadena.

Appeal from Rev. H.W. Lucey for a memorial building (to Nettie Fowler McCormick) at Peking (China) University, a missionary school which Mrs. McCormick had supported.

Discussion of the choice of a biographer for Nettie Fowler McCormick.

Copy of a long letter from Cyrus Hall II to D.F. Davis, Secretary of war, arguing against independence for the Philippine Islands.

Box   402
1926 June-September
Note

The McCormicks' gift of the Nettie Fowler Memorial Fund to the theological seminary. Continued discussion of H.W. Luce's request for a building at Peking (China) University in memory of Mrs. McCormick.

Request for aid from Jamestown (North Dakota) College.

Gifts to Staunton, Virginia, YMCA, the Chicago Boys' and Girls' Club, the Lake Forest Methodist Church.

Discussion of the Pasadena property and of the Family Gifts syndicate.

Correspondence regarding the disposition of the Stanley McCormick School, Burnsville, North Carolina.

Box   402
1926 October-December
Note

Most of the correspondence for these months consists of memos regarding the remodeling and furnishing of the house at the Pasadena estate for the occupancy of Virginia McCormick.

Appeals from the International Committee of the YMCA and from the YWCA.

An appeal from the town of Cohasset, Massachusetts.

The Lake Forest Methodist Church.

The Stanley McCormick School, Burnsville, North Carolina.

A memorial to Mrs. Nettie Fowler McCormick at Chicago's Olivet Institute.

Work at the Cohasset, Massachusetts, estate.

Box   402
1927 January-February
Note

Again, the bulk of the material is related to work at the Pasadena property of Virginia McCormick. Much of the remainder of the correspondence concerns philanthropies: the YMCA, a plea from Toronto for a gift toward the erection of a settlement house, the National Presbyterian Council.

There is discussion of the choice of a biographer for Cyrus Hall I.

Some mention of the administration of the affairs of Stanley McCormick.

Box   402
1927 March-June
Note

Letters, memos, telegrams regarding the completion of most of the work at Virginia McCormick's new estate in Pasadena.

Materials concerning the tentative settlement of the choice of a biographer for Cyrus Hall McCormick I (see also: Profs. Dodd, Craven; William T. Hutchinson). There is a typescript copy of a paper by Hutchinson, “John Bach McMasters, Historian of the American People,” which was prepared for Prof. Jernegan, “Course # 371, American Historiography.” There is some discussion of the proposal to endow Dodd's chair at the University of Chicago at $200,000.

Letters bearing on proposals for work at the Cohasset, Massachusetts, estate.

Correspondence with Dr. E.C. Abbott regarding his claim for medical services to Virginia McCormick.

Philanthropies: materials concerning the YMCA, the YWCA, the Chicago Boys and Girls Club, and an appeal from the Morristown (Tennessee) Normal and Industrial College.

A letter asking Mrs. Blaine to use Postal Telegraph to avoid a “monopoly” by Western Union because the policy of the Harvester Company is to avoid monopolies.

McCormick, Cyrus Hall, II, Mrs. (Harriet Bradley Hammond)
Box   408
1898-1899
Note

Personal correspondence concerning the settling of “aunt” and “uncle” Campbell's estate; Cyrus II's leg accident and recovery; the good work of the Manual Training classes at Hull House; and the attempts at combination of Mitchell and Hare School in Chicago.

Also contains observations and discussions on the Spanish-American War.

Box   408
1900-1902
Note

Personal correspondence regarding the Chicago Institute.

Letter from Moscow expressing Harriet McCormick's impressions.

Traveling swiftly through Europe--ideas in Europe about cheap housing.

Letters and minutes concerned with the Tenement Committee of the City Housing Association.

Letter on pleasant meeting of Rockefeller and Cyrus II.

Letters prior to and during the merger of McCormick and other companies expressing uncertainty about the future of the business.

Box   408
1903-1905
Note

Personal correspondence regarding letter concerning difficulty of financing activities of Committee on Tenements of the City Housing Associations--dissension in committees.

Harriet McCormick's role in raising funds for the Kirkland Memorial fund and holding of Bible classes for children at Huron St. Home.

Brief accounts of vacations to Europe and Washington with reference to meeting of Cyrus II and President T. Roosevelt (1904).

References to deaths of Owen Adler and Mr. Hoagland.

Also two poems by Elizabeth McCormick (daughter).

Box   409
1906-1912
Note

Personal letters regarding misunderstanding over contributions to Bureau of Charities Summer Camps.

Letter from Germany mentioning plan to visit French IHC.

Letters concerning the role of Mrs. H. McCormick in the movement to transfer the New York Child Welfare Exhibit to Chicago.

Reference to Cyrus II's meeting with Bancroft and Kellog about a government suit (August 1912).

Also mention of James Hammond's death (Mrs. H. McCormick's brother).

Box   409
1913-1921
Note

Personal letters regarding Mrs. H. McCormick's challenging Mrs. A. Blaine's policy in connection with St. Luke's Memorial.

Letter from Bradly (nephew to H. McCormick) from a French Bombardment School.

Letters of sympathy to Mrs. A. Blaine over death of son, Emmons.

Harriet McCormick requests money for Illinois Hoover Republican Club (1920).

Last will and testament of Harriet McCormick.

Also fortnightly memoriam upon death of Harriet McCormick and an article in Business and Professional Women.

Box   409
Press clippings, 1921-1952
Note

Reference to Harriet McCormick II in Chicago Tribune, March 30, 1952.

Also article in The Women's Press, 1921 January 19.

McCormick, Cyrus Hall, II, Mrs. (Alice Hoit) (second wife)
Note: See Brown, Marshall Ludington, Mrs.
McCormick, Cyrus Hall, III
Box   409
1900-1930
Note

Majority of letters are personal letters of thanks for gifts received on special occasions or specific requests for donations to certain causes: Salvation Army and the Art Institute (Hutchinson Wing).

Included are texts of Cyrus III's speeches to the National Auto Chamber of Commerce on transportation and to the Springfield Foreman's Club on management (1928).

Also plans for the centennial celebration of the reaper and Cyrus III's project of writing The Century of the Reaper (1930).

Appeals for money to support Wallace F. Kirk, Republican from 29th Senatorial District (1930).

Box   409
1931
Note: Manuscript of The Century of the Reaper by Cyrus III.
Box   409
1931-1938
Note

Largely personal letters regarding endorsement by the family of Cyrus III's book.

Drops name “Cyrusie.” Marriage to Florence Davey (1931).

Appeals to Mrs. Blaine for donations to the Unemployment Relief Fund and proposals for an alliance between the Behavior Research Fund and the University of Chicago (1931).

Also Cyrus III's explanation of his resignation as Vice President of IHC in 1932. Failure to modernize at McCormick Works. Not compatible with Alexander Legge.

Included are Cyrus III's political views and activities from 1937-1938 and his love of New Mexico. Becomes Republican National Committeeman for that state.

Text of address delivered by Cyrus III at Tusculum College in honor of Nettie Fowler McCormick. Mentions death of his father and wants trust fund which had been set up by grandmother to go to Washington and Lee University.

Box   409
1939-1950
Note

A few letters dealing with deaths in the family, Virginia McCormick and Harold McCormick, and the problem of where and how to allocate funds placed in Cyrus III's charge since his father's death (see 1939).

The rest of the papers are either articles or political views written by Cyrus III when he was chairman of the New Mexico Republican Party. Appointed to Office of Price Administration (OPA) as auto administrator in 1941. Supportive views expressed on Franklin D. Roosevelt: approves “aid to England and self defense for U.S.,” Anti-isolationist position, go to war to beat Hitler.

Box   410
Press clippings, 1910-1953
Note

Notices of marriage to Dorothy Linn (1915).

Reference to speech while administrator for OPA (1941).

Takes up residence in Chequeseth Neck, New York (1953).

Box   410
McCormick, Cyrus Hall, III, Mrs. (Dorothy Linn), 1915-1930
Note

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Thank you note for Christmas flowers (1915) and a notification of her father's death in California (1930).

Box   410
McCormick, Cyrus Hall, III, Mrs. (Florence Sittenham Davey), 1931-1951
Note

Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico

Letters of thanks for annual Christmas plant plus several requests for charities: joint Emergency Relief Fund, WRVL, and Russian War Relief.

Box   410
McCormick, David, Mrs., 1946
Note

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Thank you note for birthday celebration.

Box   410
McCormick, E. Curran, Jr., 1916
Note

Location: Oak Park, Illinois

Letter to Mr. Kellar in regard to his work on the McCormick genealogy.

Box   410
McCormick, Elizabeth, 1892-1904
Note

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Personal letters of thanks for gifts received.

Box   410
McCormick, Elizabeth, Memorial, 1912-1955
Note

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Largely correspondence concerning the financing of a study for organizing a central social research agency in Chicago.

Some mimeographed material in 1932 shows the funds connection with Chicago relief agencies, Chicago Urban League.

McCormick, Elizabeth
Note: See Gibson, William, Mrs. (Elizabeth McCormick)
Box   410
McCormick, Elizabeth Day, 1915-1957
Note

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Largely invitations to art showings with a few personal letters of thanks for gifts and parties given.

Box   410
McCormick, Ella, 1900
Note

Location: Henderson, Kentucky

Personal appeal for assistance in gaining a teaching job in the Chicago school system.

Box   410
McCormick, Elmer E., Mrs., 1949
Note

Location: Independence, Missouri

Sent on a letter and some pictures of McCormick family to Mrs. Blaine.

Box   410
McCormick, Emma Carson, 1908
Note

Location: Toronto, Ontario

Thank you note for Christmas souvenir.

McCormick Estates
Box   410
1890-1892
Note

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Ink copy of block plans near McCormick works for houses to be sold or rented to workers.

Also financial ledgers, unbound, of cash receipts and cash payments, 1890 January-1892 June.

Box   410
1893-1910
Physical Description: 55 folders 
Note

Primarily monthly and yearly statements of cash receipts and disbursements of A. Blaine. Also annual financial reports of M. Virginia McCormick Fund and the Emmons Blaine Trust. Related correspondence deals with transactions on stocks, improvement on sale of property, and financial advice to Mrs. Blaine.

Included are the merger terms of Rockefeller and McCormick Harvesting Machine Company (October 1902) and tables showing the distribution of the International Harvester Company stock to various members of the McCormick family, 1904.

Personal correspondence deals with the proposed sale of Riven Rock in California (1906).

Discussion of U.S. Steel stock in 1905-1906. H.F. Perkins buys $150,000 of Anita Blaine's IHC stock. The finances of the Biographical Association are also included. In February 1910, Mrs. Blaine transferred her personal financial matters from the McCormick estates to her own office and to Cyrus Bently. Insurance, some tax matters.

Box   411
1901 July-1904
Box   412
1904 October-1906
Box   413
1906 August-1907
Box   414
1907 October-1908
Box   415
1908 September-1909
Box   416
1909 December-1912
Box   417
1912 May-1915
Box   418
1915 July-1918
Box   419
1918 July-1923
Box   420
1923 July-1925
Box   421
1925 April-1926
Box   422
1926 September
Box   422
1910-1957
Physical Description: 298 folders 
Note

Primarily business correspondence and monthly financial statements from Judson Stone regarding balance sheets on the M. Virginia McCormick fund, the Stanley McCormick trust fund, and the Gift Syndicate.

Nettie F. McCormick real estate reports. Receipts and disbursement reports on Cyrus H. McCormick and Harold McCormick as trustees. Biographical Association finances.

Also included are statements of sales of stock and property, repairs on property, and insurance and tax matters.

Family correspondence deals with plans for the centennial celebration (1931) and pleas from relatives and others for financial help.

Included are conference minutes dealing with the settlement of the Nettie F. McCormick estate and its administration (1923).

Box   423
1928 January-November
Box   424
1928 December-1930
Box   425
1930 August-1932
Box   426
1932 January-December
Box   427
1933 January-November
Box   428
1933 December-1934
Box   429
1934 October-1935
Box   430
1935 July-1936
Box   431
1936 July-1937
Box   432
1937 October-1938
Box   433
1938 December-1940
Box   434
1940 April-1941
Box   435
1941 June-1942
Box   436
1942 November-1944
Box   437
1944 August-1946
Box   438
1946 July-1950
Box   439
1950 July
McCormick, Fowler
Box   439
1905-1929
Note

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Primarily letters of thanks for gifts received on special occasions.

Also copy of a speech by Harold McCormick forecasting the nature of the future role of IHC (1923).

Box   439
1930-1939
Note

Personal correspondence regarding marriage to Anne Stillman.

Letters of grief over death of Alexander Legge.

Reports on Harold McCormick's illness.

Box   439
1940-1941
Note: Personal correspondence plus copies of letters sent to Stanley McCormick dealing with Fowler's progress in IHC; appointed vice president.
Box   439
1942-1945
Note

Personal correspondence plus memorial speeches presented upon death of Harold McCormick.

Included is a speech delivered at the East and West Association by James Yen (1943).

Box   439
1946
Note

Personal correspondence plus letters dealing with the disbursement of money to China from the Nettie F. McCormick trust fund. Fowler was anti-Generalissimo.

Included is a radio transcript dealing with the life of Cyrus McCormick, the inventor.

Box   439
1947-1953
Note

Personal correspondence plus material dealing with appeals for the United Negro College Fund and the Chinese.

Also the University of Chicago's attempt to obtain the McCormick library.

Box   439
Photographs
Box   439
Pictures of Fowler, 1920
Box   439
Press clippings
Note

Majority of clippings report Fowler's appointment to presidency of IHC (1941).

Also large collection of clippings on adoption suit with Sister Muriel (1944).

Latter clippings record appointment to Committee for Economic Development and public speeches.

McCormick, Fowler, Mrs. (Anne Stillman)
Box   439
1931-1949
Note

Personal letters of thanks and correspondence concerning Fowler's advancement in IHC and Fowler's relationship with his father Harold McCormick.

Also relates to Adah McCormick illness.

Box   440
Press clippings, 1936-1951
Note

Majority of clippings deal with Anne McCormick's first marriage and divorce from James Stillman and her position in society.

Also material on marriage to Fowler and adoption suit against Muriel Hubbard.

McCormick, Gordon
Box   440
1903-1937
Note

Location: New York, New York

Personal correspondence regarding thank you notes.

Newspaper clippings on the Sino-Japanese question (1932), President Roosevelt and the Supreme Court (1937), and labor strife (1937).

Box   440
1938-1940
Note: Largely contemporary political commentary. Also correspondence on family affairs and settlement of Nettie F. McCormick estate.
Box   440
1941-1951
Note

Personal reflections on “American First” movement, “Peace” and the “Past War” world.

Also clippings on the background of the war with Japan, America's position in the past-war world, and the threat of communist conspiracy.

Endorses Waldorf School movement in Germany.

McCormick, Hannah
Note: See Mrs. Samuel McAfee.
McCormick, Harold Fowler
Box   440
Undated
Note

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Personal letters: Thank you notes.

Box   440
1879-1895
Note

Personal letters of thanks and correspondence dealing with Harold's activities during his college career: drama project at Princeton and tennis titles.

Also letter telling of engagement to Edith Rockefeller.

Box   440
1896-1899
Note

Personal correspondence regarding European honeymoon.

Business career with IHC in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

Birth of son, Jack (1897).

Included is a pamphlet on “The End of the Century.” Concern over mother's health aggravated by Virginia's illness.

Consolidation (1899).

Box   440
1900-1910
Physical Description: 9 folders 
Note

Personal correspondence regarding letters to Stanley, concerning his condition and the question of medical care.

Accounts of trips to Europe in 1905, 1910.

Business correspondence of IHC matters dealing with organizational policy and distribution of stock.

Letter explaining difference between Robert McCormick and Cyrus McCormick machines (1910).

Also included are letters mentioning the Pure Food Law (1904) and Presidents Taft and T. Roosevelt (1910).

Stanley McCormick affairs.

Related material on Biographical Association, Playground Association (1909) and estate office business. Numerous pledges and bequests to organizations, regarding Massachusetts General Hospital and the University of Illinois.

Box   441
1990-1910
Note

Conference with J.J. Glessner on consolidation (1902).

Illness of son Jack (1900). Death of Elizabeth McCormick (daughter of Cyrus, 1905).

Adams finance 1906. Estate office business; Malleable Iron situation.

Anti Saloon League of Illinois.

Criticizes school board.

Fowler Estate.

Box   441
1911-1916
Physical Description: 11 folders 
Note

Personal correspondence, regarding letters from Europe about Edith and the nature of the war in Europe (1915). Letters to Stanley.

Copy of book, Cash Value of Ultimate Peace Terms. Business correspondence: Purchase of Leander McCormick's stock (1913). H. F. McCormick meeting with G.W. Perkins. Discussion of reorganization of IHC; coordination of administration and organization appointments (1913-1914). Belle City Malleable Iron Company (1912). IHC foreign business. Hungarian Plant 1913.

Letters to Legge, 1913.

Also material on aviation, Illinois Hall of Fame, the Playground Association. Opera backing and subscribers, and Chicago Band Association.

Pamphlet on Education issued by Amherst Trustees (1911), written by Parmelee Prentice.

Death of Laura Spellman Rockefeller (Edith McCormick's mother) (1915-1916).

Reference to Woodrow Wilson (December 1913).

American Child Welfare Association, 1914; outline of plans.

Fusion of politics and reorganization; Perkins, Progressive Party; Attitude of Democrats, July to December 1914.

Box   442
1917-1923
Physical Description: 14 folders 
Note

Personal correspondence, regarding letters from Harold's family in Switzerland; Mathilde and Muriel, daughters. Marriage of Mathilde to Max Oser (1922). Letters concerning Harold's affection for Ganna Walska and details of their wedding (1923). Death of Nettie F. McCormick (1923). Account of trip West (1923).

Business correspondence, regarding purchase of Leander McCormick stock (1918). IHC policies on profit sharing (1920), labor (1919), organization (1918-1923). IHC of New Jersey and IHC-Illinois agreement July 1918. Reports on labor trouble in 1919, factory by factory.

Also material on Harold's works for Peace, “Via Pacis,” and his support of Medill McCormick for Illinois Senator.

Miscellaneous clippings on world politics, U.S.A. victory liberty loan.

Articles on the “Cumulative Labor Costs,” and Legge's address on “Diversification on the Farm.” H.F. McCormick articles on Woodrow Wilson in Swiss Papers (1917).

Babies Free Milk Fund, 1919.

Article on “Washington's view of Coolidge.”

Box   443
1924-1926
Physical Description: 11 folders 
Note

Death of James Deering, 1925

Personal correspondence, regarding letters from Mathilde and Max Oser in Switzerland with pictures of child. (1924-25) Letters to Stanley. Pictures of Ganna Walska and her operatic career. Report on Harold's arthritis (1926). Exciting letter on camping trip to Adirondack Mountains.

Business correspondence: Statement of IHC surplus capital 1913-1923. Papers dealing with property improvements and Nettie F. McCormick estate. Alexander Legge “More Diversification on the Farm.”

Also reference to League of Nations (1924, 1926), 1924 elections (1924), World Court (1925), Illinois Hall of Fame, and the McCormick Theological Seminary (1926).

Copy of speech delivered by Harold at Olivet dedication. Bequests: Cyrus and Stanley McCormick schools. Hampton and Tuskegee.

Letter to Senator William McKinley, 1924, and reply.

Prison labor and department Manager's Conference.

Japan Reconstruction Fund, 1924.

Box   444
1927-1928
Physical Description: 13 folders 
Note

Ravinia Opera

Personal correspondence regarding letters from family: Mathilde, Muriel and Ganna. Illness of Peter, Mathilde's son.

Business correspondence, regarding pamphlet on “Ethics in Business” (1928). Letters of this period deal mainly with Stanley McCormick's estate board and personal care board: Minutes of meetings (1927-1928), N.F. McCormick estate matters.

Hutchinson's continued work on C.H. McCormick biography.

McCormick Theological Seminary.

Gift to Princeton; Herbert Hoover pamphlet.

Box   445
1929 January
Note

Correspondence concerning Stanley McCormick. Harold answered Stanley's many questions but first sent the answers to Dr. Edward Kempf who withheld letters to Stanley if he thought that they might excite him. Control of Stanley's property was given to a Board of Conservators. Judge decided he had no jurisdiction over Stanley's person. Donations of $5,000 and $1,500 were given to Tusculum College and Olivet Institute. There is also an acknowledgement of support of the Farmer's Federation.

Suggestions were offered for a Centennial Celebration of 1931.

Copy of 1927 letter to “Cyrusie” regarding his behavior at company meetings. He was acting too much like a company “spokesman.”

Box   445
1929 February
Note

Letters to Stanley McCormick relating progress of legal proceedings to date. Preparations being made for Santa Barbara guardian case.

Further consideration of the Centennial Celebration, with estimated expense over $1,000,000.

Donation of $250 to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital and consideration of donating to Agricultural Service Foundation. Refusal to change a loan of $25,000 made two years before to the Farmers Federation to a gift, but offered to consider extension of loan.

Box   445
1929 March
Note

Further consideration of Stanley McCormick's Estate. Mrs. Stanley wanted the handling of the Personal Estate to be taken from Mr. Stone's jurisdiction and given to a bank.

There is further correspondence dealing with the Centennial Celebration though nothing definite is decided.

Harold McCormick recommends that he, Anita, and Cyrus join in giving $25,000 to the Chicago Historical Society. A list of those who had already contributed large amounts to the Society is included in a letter.

Hutchinson's book is going well.

Reminiscences and books about the invention of the reaper are sent to Stanley McCormick by Mr. Kellar.

Box   445
1929 June
Note

Concerning Stanley: More correspondence regarding Stanley's old will, the bank's handling of the property of the Estate, Belle City Malleable Iron Company, the Seaboard Securities Company. Judge Gans in California decided there was no reason for removing Harold and Anita from Board of Conservators over the person of Stanley. Review given of legal situation up to June.

Arrangements made with Fox Film Company about centennial film. Cyrus comes home from world tour.

Alexander Legge resigns from IHC to become first chairman of President Hoover's Federal Farm Board. Herbert Perkins to be temporary president of IHC.

Pamphlet of “Int Har Choral Society, Spring Concert, June 18, 1929.”

Correspondence on memorial plate for Nettie's chapel.

Arrival in U.S. of Max Oser, Mathilde and children.

Clipping of poem by seventh grader from F.W. Parker School.

Box   445
1929 July
Note

Concerning Stanley: preparations being made for trial coming in fall in California. Questions from Stanley sent to Mr. Kellar for answers. Letter to Stanley describing changes in neighborhood around 675 Rush Street.

Concerning IHC business: Conferences with “Cyrusie” who threatened to resign if Perkins remains President of IHC for more than one year. Conference about using the name McCormick on trucks.

Letter of man who worked for twenty-six years for Harvester Company. Mentions the bonuses given at time of change to IHC and also the stock buying plan.

Draft of article for Harvester World by Cyrus H. McCormick about the change in leadership at IHC.

Request of Chicago Historical Society for another $25,000 from McCormicks. “Bert” (Robert R. McCormick) gave $10,000. Mr. Legge trying to raise $1,000,000 for benefit of housewives on farms. Possibility of donation to Illinois Mental Association in which Judge Horner is interested.

Horner asks if McCormicks would be interested in taking over the Chicago Evening Journal.

Judson Stone relates account of the beginning of his agency, going back to 1909.

Questions about expenditures for Mary Virginia's Santa Monica residence.

Bill for legal services from Amos Miller.

Box   445
1929 April
Note

Stanley's Estate: Judge Horner in effect said that property control should be turned over to the Continental Illinois Bank. Consideration was given to the question of whether Stanley's Estate should be represented on the Harvester Board of Directors. Also about an allowance for Stanley, and the personal affairs of Katherine McCormick.

Santa Barbara trial beginning.

There is a great deal of correspondence about interviewing Mrs. W.C. Gray of Portland, Oregon for the Biographical Department.

Mention is made of the Nettie Fowler Memorial Cottage.

More correspondence regarding the Centennial Celebration which the IHC seems to look at as a “money earner.”

Newspaper article calling for revision of educational system. Concepts should be taught, not facts.

Correspondence regarding Judson Stone and the possibility that he would go to work for the Harvester Company.

Request from William Dodd that Hutchinson be allowed to borrow materials.

Box   445
1929 March
Note

Concerning Stanley. More correspondence regarding representation for the Estate on the Harvester Board of Directors. Stanley's stocks to vote through regular Proxy Committee. Inquiries are made regarding Stanley's will of 1904. Appeal of Judge Horner's decision of January heard. Letter from Stanley to Harold dated 1906 included with Harold's answer and a telegram of 1906 from “Dexter.”

More about Katherine's personal allowance.

Material dealing with Stanley and the Harvester Company before 1900.

Mention is made of the Belle City Malleable Iron Company agreement. Interviews with Mrs. W.C. Gray.

Anita, Harold, and Cyrus favor removal of historical material to University of Chicago for Hutchinson's use.

Negotiations under way with Fox Case Company refilming of 1831 field test. Mr. Kellar giving valuable service.

Mary Virginia's Estate gives $5,000 to Junior Republic. Harold and Cyrus agree to give $25,000 for the Chicago Historical Society.

Newspaper article about Chicago bridges.

Letter from Sumner Crosby enclosing clipping about electrical unbalance as the cause of diseases.

Copy of South Coast News of 1929 May 31 in which Harold McCormick has an article, “The Development of the Study of Human Relations” [South Coast News subsidized by Harold Fowler McCormick].

Box   445
1929 August-September
Note

Visit of Max, Mathilde Oser and Harold F. McCormick to Stanley who has made “splendid progress.” Renewal of Dr. Kempf's contract for one year.

Correspondence dealing with advisability of having Sumner Crosby serve in some public relations capacity during trial in California. Also talk of possible visit of Harold F. to Hearst's home.

Death of Howard Colby.

Recommended extension of loan for one year to McLure of Farmers Federation.

Brief mention of circumstances behind purchase of Belle City Malleable Iron Company.

Donations from Mary Virginia McCormick Estate to National Board of YWCA.

Article from Los Angeles Examiner of 1929 July 16 about Harold McCormick and the South Coast News.

News clipping that Amos Miller may be made envoy to Cuba.

Box   445
1929 October-December
Note

Concerning Stanley: California case argued in court. Letters describing the trial. Clipping from San Francisco, California News of December 6, about the trial--points out what can be done for seemingly “incurable” cases. Letters from Katherine to Stanley McCormick. Letter from Dr. Carl Wickland of National Psychological Institute about Stanley. Possibility of choosing Mr. Brindel to be Hearst reporter at trial.

Pamphlet by Harold Fowler McCormick, “The Development of the Study of Human Relations.”

Article by Harold Fowler McCormick in the South Coast News, October 26, 1928, “Schubert and his Centennial.” Mention in letter of his articles about Woodrow Wilson.

Copy of Harvester World, 1929 December, “Christmas Greetings,” by Cyrus McCormick Jr.

Editorial about the farm middlemen in Chicago Journal of Commerce, December 30, 1929, “In Self Defense.”

Requests for authorizations for purchases for Mary Virginia McCormick residence.

Controversy with Cyrus Bentley.

Box   445
1930 January
Note

Cross reference to “Work of Three 1930-1933.”

Concerning Stanley: Clipping enclosed in letter describes the judge's decision in California trial. Mrs. Stanley McCormick lost in attempt to remove Anita and Harold from Personal Care Board but judge ruled that Dr. Kempf should be taken off. Also that two people from outside the family would be appointed to Board.

Paul Brindel planning book about Stanley McCormick. Neither “side” looks with favor on book.

Letter from Dr. Harry Benjamin enclosing newspaper clippings describing the use of a hormone preparation from animal brains in treating nervous disorders and its possible use for Stanley. Mrs. Stanley McCormick wants to pay Newton Baker $1,200,000 for two years legal work and wants money taken out of Stanley estate.

Letters included from Nettie Fowler McCormick written in 1922.

Cyrus suggests that Anita, Harold and he give $300,000 to foundation Legge wants to start to aid farmers.

Pamphlet included--“Constitution of the Agricultural Service Foundation”: preliminary draft.

Box   445
1930 February-March
Note

Concerning Stanley: Two new members appointed to Board of Personal Care in California, both deans of medical schools: Drs. Ophuls and Porter. Question of chairmanship of Board arises. Some expenses agreed to for Stanley's residence. Stanley suggests addition to the book Romance of the Reaper. Letters from Eleanor N. Petterson which state that she can cure Stanley if he is surrounded by “spiritual forces.”

Request from Princeton-Yenching School for $100,000 from Cyrus and family for its school of Public Affairs.

Correspondence regarding Nettie Fowler McCormick and the National Cyclopedia of Biography.

Letters regarding Harriet Blaine Beale's adoption of a child in England and her advice to a friend of Harold's regarding adoption.

Box   445
1930 April 1-15
Note

Concerning Stanley: Question of lawyers' fees taken up. Correspondence regarding movie tone for Stanley. Letters dealing with possible purchase of International Truck for Stanley residence. Correspondence about payment of doctor's fees.

Conference with F. H. Perkins regarding dissatisfaction with behavior of “Cyrusie.”

Cyrus III writing book about the inventor.

Expenses of maintaining residences for Mary Virginia McCormick.

“Preliminary Announcement First International Congress on Mental Hygiene,” 1930.

Description of work of Biographical Association from 1900-1905.

Letter about Katherine's Boston house [Mrs. Stanley McCormick].

Box   446
1930 April 16-30
Note

Concerning Stanley: Meeting of new Personal Care Board set for May.

“Cyrusie” continuing book on the inventor C.H. McCormick. Mention made also of book by Cyrus Bentley.

Correspondence dealing with election of next president of IHC. Mention of common stock plan.

Desirability of selling some of Mary Virginia's Estate property. Question of donating library dealing with Cyrus H. and related topics to the Chicago Historical Society.

Request for loan of $20,000 by Carroll, brother-in-law of late Senator John M. Thurston.

Box   446
1930 May
Note

Concerning Stanley: Notes and correspondence dealing with meetings of new Board of Guardians (Personal Care Board).

Harvester Company: Harold informs Legge about resolution for resignation from Chamber of Commerce and also regarding election for next president of IHC.

Miscellaneous: Letter regarding new spirit at Pennsylvania Railroad Company.

Mention of donations to Legge's foundation to aid agriculture. Refusal to lend Purman $20,000.

Newspaper clipping: “Fox Relates his Version of Film Control Battle.”

Clipping from South Coast News, 1930 May 9; article about and picture reproduction of “Old Ironsides.”

Discussion with Dodd regarding giving collection of books, etc. to University of Chicago.

Hutchinson investigating idea that the use of the reaper affected gold supply of U.S. and England during Civil War.

Letters on discovery of Kellar about “Leander myth.”

Correspondence concerning Hall of Fame Electors.

Box   446
1930 June
Note

Report and survey of the McCormick Estates Office for 1929. Director's meeting. Mention made of Russian credits and of “Cyrusie's” behavior.

Account of Princeton reunion.

Letter of Nettie F. dated 1900, and an old note from 1897.

Mention made of adding Mr. Manning's library to that of McCormick's on agriculture, etc.

Corrections of notes of meeting of Guardians in May.

Mention of Virginia film.

Box   446
1930 July-September
Note

Concerning Stanley: Meeting of Guardians. Three physicians appointed by doctors as board of consultants.

Cyrus McCormick's book finished, The Century of the Reaper.

Article included written by Cyrus Jr. for the Harvester Foreman, 1930 June, “The Creative Impulse in Industry.”

Mention of Mr. Bentley's death.

American Society of Agricultural Engineers to award medals each year. Suggestion that McCormicks give $10,000 for the necessary capital.

Letter of Harold discussing his time away from the IHC.

Box   446
1930 October
Note

Copies of old letters to Stanley. One from Harriet, 1896, mentions one from J.H. Thatcher, before 1900, Jacob S. Otto, 1895, and one from Harold, 1896.

Copy of Ridgefield Press, 1930 September 11, with article circled, “Scripps-Lusk Touring Party.”

Mention made of Cyrus II giving building for YWCA.

Harold's letter describing members of other reaping machine companies before the merger.

Harold doesn't want to give $10,000 to Society of Agricultural Engineers.

Box   446
1930 November-December
Note

Correspondence regarding Perkins reassuming vice presidency of IHC on return of Legge.

Address by Cyrus H. read by Harold to IHC's 4-H Club luncheon, and the program.

Correspondence with Dr. Porter regarding Stanley's residence.

Discussion of publication of Cyrus Jr.'s book and of Hutchinson's. Correspondence regarding distribution of Cyrus' book, The Century of Reaper.

Mention that library of Historical Association might be placed in University of Chicago. Possible gift of biographical library to University of Chicago.

Mention of possible donations to Mr. Legge's foundation. $25,000 given from Mary Virginia's Estate for relief of unemployment fund. Money given to 4-H Club.

Clipping from newspaper, “Lucas Thrusts Norris outside Republican Fold.”

Correspondence dealing with the Reaper Centennial.

Letter mentioning Ogden, Jones, Gorham and Deering Sr.

Box   446
1931 January 1-12
Note

Two newspaper clippings about Fowler McCormick's promotion to District Sales Manager of the Northwest District and his move to Chicago.

Copy of newspaper, The Grand Island Daily Independent, 1930 October 2, Section C, all about the opening of the New Grand Island Branch of the International Harvester Company.

Telegram from Mary Garden.

Box   446
1931 January 13-15
Note

Report of Tustin Union High School (Tustin, California) class in Social and Civic Relations.

Correspondence regarding distribution of Hutchinson's and Cyrus III's books.

Mary Virginia McCormick affairs.

Letters, reports and requests for decisions on property sales.

Letter describing Harvester Company's entrance into plow manufacture.

Centennial material.

Doesn't think Stanley improving. Letters for Stanley.

Box   446
1931 January 26
Note

Centennial material.

Portion of Los Angeles Times, 1931 January 4, article on “Theater of Skies to Rise on Mt. Hollywood” (Planetarium). Two issues of Better Health, 1928 December and 1930 April, with articles by Dr. Porter.

Description of Stanley's behavior.

Box   446
1931 January 27-31
Note

Centennial material.

Copy of proposed indemnification agreement between Anita and Cyrus H. regarding Mary Virginia's Estate.

Question of whether Anita wants a director on the Harvester Board.

Box   446
1931 February 1-15
Note

Centennial material.

Correspondence on distribution of Hutchinson book.

Further legal developments on Stanley cases.

Katherine McCormick's allowance set.

Weekly report for Stanley, week of January 17-24.

Correspondence dealing with Legge's return to IHC and new officers.

Death of H.B. Utley. Clippings about death.

Cyrus Jr. not making speeches--unfavorable publicity to Company etc.--his divorce case up at this time?

Notes of Harold's address at McCormick Works Clubhouse, 1931 January 22.

Mention of articles in Fortune and Commerce about McCormick family.

Box   446
1931 February 16-28
Note

Mention of Stanley's health.

Centennial material. Article from Christian Science Monitor, 1931 February 17 on invention of reaper. Booklet: “The Story of Agriculture, A Century of Progress.”

Correspondence about Legge's return to IHC, the new Vice President McAllister, Perkins' resignation. Clipping from paper, “Welcome Home,” about Legge's return. Kiplinger Farm Board letter, 1931 February 28, about Legge and his successor, Stone, on Federal Farm Board, and about latest actions of Board.

Box   447
1931 March 1-15
Note

Centennial material; correspondence regarding the Dyer Incident? Question of all Virginia celebration.

Robert McCormick talks about his grandfather Robert McCormick as the father of the reaper.

More correspondence dealing with the unfavorable article in Fortune magazine.

Mr. Hutchins, President of the University of Chicago, requests endowment for the increase of Professor Dodd's salary.

Description of the Board of IHC; relates wage cuts.

Correspondence regarding the Estates Office.

Clippings, “Stone Chapel is dedicated,” pictures of Edith Rockefeller McCormick and others.

Booklets, “Behind the Skyline,” campaign literature for A.J. Cermak for Mayor of Chicago, “Which--Personal Ambition or a Patriotic Sacrifice for the Good of Chicago?” Reasons Herman N. Bundesen did not run for mayor of Chicago.

Description of Stanley's behavior.

Box   447
1931 March 16-23
Note

List of institutions started by McCormicks, such as Olivet Institute, Parker School, etc.

More correspondence regarding the Virginia celebration, and possibility of asking Hoover and some Cabinet members to attend.

Legge returns to company.

Copy of magazine Commerce, 1931 March 21 and of South Coast News, 1931 March 27.

Copy of letter from Nettie F. to Mr. Utley about the improvements he has made in all departments [This would have been McCormick Harvester Machine Company business], undated.

Box   447
1931 March 24-31
Note

Legge meets with Dr. Richards, Stanley's doctor.

Centennial celebrations; materials concerning Virginia Polytechnic Institute and Washington and Lee University.

Cyrus Jr.'s book mentioned; also his forthcoming marriage [second marriage].

Box   447
1931 April 1-15
Note

Weekly reports on Stanley.

Letter dealing with the Estate Office and Mr. Stone's services to the family.

Centennial material concerning participation of Washington and Lee University and Virginia Polytechnic Institute.

Copy of Harvester World, 1931 April, article by Harold, “Harvester Leadership.”

$10,000 donation from Cyrus Hall, Anita, and Harold acknowledged by the American Society of Engineers which is setting up the Cyrus Hall McCormick medal. $10,000 given by Harold to Family Centennial Fund.

Mention made of Stanley starting the McCormick Works fund years ago.

Cyrus Hall's notes on manuscript of Cyrus Bentley on Cyrus Hall McCormick--parts should be reworded to avoid offending Leander J. McCormick's side of family

Questions regarding Leander J.'s models at the Smithsonian Institute.

Box   447
1931 April 16-30
Note

Copy of Implement Record Tractors and Farm Equipment, 1931 April; article about the Centennial dinners given around country.

Question of giving model of first reaper to Chicago Historical Society.

Copy of expenses of Walnut Grove Farm from 1890 to 1931.

Washington and Lee; centennial material.

Correspondence dealing with Katherine and Anita and Board of Guardians for Stanley McCormick.

Box   447
1931 May
Note

Request for money for the Yerkes Observatory of the University of Chicago, which is feeling the effects of the depression.

Correspondence regarding Cyrus Bentley's manuscript. Suggestions for the Centennial.

Box   447
1931 June
Note

Recent behavior of Stanley noted.

More correspondence regarding the renewal of agreement on medical guardians. Copies of letters to Stanley from W.V. Couchman sent from McCormick Historical Association (1900). Section on medicine from Time Magazine regarding dementia praecox. Copies of letters from Stanley to Harold sent from McCormick Historical Association (1900).

Correspondence regarding possible publication of Bentley's manuscript. Mention made of IHC lending money to former employees to tide them over.

Fowler McCormick marries Mrs. Ann Stillman.

Box   447
1931 July
Note

Agreement to let medical members of Board controlling Stanley's affairs keep control for one more year.

Address of Cyrus McCormick Jr. at Centennial Dinner in New York City.

Letter from Stanley to Mrs. Algernon Sullivan about his forthcoming marriage (1904).

Copies of letters written in 1900 about foreign business and about exposition (1 original letter).

Box   447
1931 August
Note

Correspondence regarding Legge's Foundation to aid farmers.

Address by Paul B. Jenkins on “The Romance of the Reaper ...”

Box   447
1931 September-October
Physical Description: 2 folders 
Note

Newspaper article, “Chemist Reveals Growth Hormone.”

Harold's daughter, Muriel McCormick, marries Mr. Elisha Dyer Hubbard.

Correspondence regarding the Board of Conservators for Stanley.

Box   447
1931 November
Note: Leander McCormick-Goodhart stresses Robert McCormick's role in development of the reaper.
Box   448
1931 December
Physical Description: 2 folders 
Note

Memorandum on conflict between Legge and Cyrusie.

Copy of Harvester Foreman, Christmas 1931; message from Legge.

Box   448
1932 January
Note

Two newspaper articles by Robert McCormick Adams: “Antioch Student Tells Story of Mounds Pound Near Xenia” and “Museum Exhibition Reveals Culture of Mound Builders of This Vicinity.” Newspaper article, “S. McCormick Resumes Rule of His Estate.”

Request from Yerkes Observatory for financial aid.

Mention made of Family Gift Syndicate.

Cyrus III resigns his position at IHC. Account given of other promotions.

Correspondence regarding proposed institute of psychoanalysis.

Box   448
1932 February
Note

Correspondence regarding Mary Virginia's estate.

Letters describing Stanley's behavior.

Letters regarding formation of Institute for Psychoanalysis.

Box   448
1932 March
Note

Correspondence on the use of International trucks at Hoover Dam.

Correspondence regarding aid to relatives.

Letter for Sumner Crosby analyzing Stanley's case.

Box   448
1932 April
Note

Request to endow chair of history at University of Chicago. Request for aid from relative. Request for loan from Billie Blair for Lee Higginson and Company. Letter regarding the Seminary and further obligations to it. Depreciation of Mary Virginia's estate.

Copy of telegram of 1900 regarding possible Legion Honor for Cyrus.

Letter describing some bondholding of Chicago newspapers by McCormick family.

Newspaper article, “Lt. Massie Insane When He Held Gun ...”

Correspondence regarding Boards of Conservators and Guardians.

Box   448
1932 May
Note

Request for aid, from relatives, Mrs. Tracy, William McCormick II, etc.

Correspondence regarding machines exhibited by Smithsonian Institute.

Correspondence regarding Mary Virginia's Estate.

“Suggested Form of Organization Family Members.”

Box   448
1932 June
Note

More correspondence regarding aid given to relative Jack Adams.

Much dealing with forthcoming meeting of Board of Guardians. Copy of Annual Report of IHC, 1931.

Box   448
1932 July
Note

Letter about Legge's foundation to aid farmers.

First meeting of family representatives (for Harold and Cyrus; Anita has not yet appointed one).

Letter about medical care of Stanley.

Letter about possible aid for History Department at University of Chicago.

Box   448
1932 August
Note

Questions regarding the power of the Board of Guardians for Stanley McCormick.

Progress of Hutchinson with volume two of biography of Cyrus Hall McCormick.

Mention made of gift given toward salary of one of the History Department at University of Chicago.

Edith sick.

Clipping--“Find Harvester Co. Workers Will Reap Huge Crops.” Letter regarding sketch of Robert McCormick for the National Cyclopedia of American Biography.

Box   448
1932 September
Note

Correspondence regarding Stanley's care.

Aid given to many people, including Evelyn Lawler, Jack Adams.

Box   448
1932 October
Note

Correspondence regarding Stanley's Estate.

Aid given to many people.

Letters dealing with landslide in Santa Monica.

Donation to First Presbyterian Church, Huntsville, Alabama.

Correspondence regarding giving away gold medals for participation in Centennial.

Box   448
1932 November-December
Physical Description: 2 folders 
Note

Correspondence regarding Robert McCormick sketch for National Cyclopedia of American Biography.

Some correspondence regarding Stanley's affairs.

Clipping, “Warns of Infected Teeth in Surgery.”

Donations to YMCA (one in West Huntsville).

Box   448
1933 January
Note

Copy of proposed telegram from Legge to F.D. Roosevelt; IHC in accord with goals of NIRA.

Some correspondence on Stanley's affairs.

Aid given to some people.

Harold has operation.

Judge Horner becomes governor.

Need to curtail budget.

Box   448
1933 February 1-20
Note

Correspondence regarding Stanley's affairs.

Harold Fowler McCormick Docket; Family Gifts Syndicate matters.

Clipping, “This is Friendship.”

Box   448
1933 February 21-28
Note

Some correspondence regarding Stanley's affairs.

Correspondence about aid to Mrs. Edwards (someone connected with Mary Virginia) and Jack Adams.

Booklet, “Trust Agreement Creating the Farm Foundation,” 1933 February 10.

Request from Hutchinson and Dodd that Hutchinson be allowed access to Nettie Fowler McCormick's papers.

Box   449
1933 March 1-15
Note

Correspondence regarding Stanley's affairs.

Some correspondence regarding Family Gift Syndicate.

Clipping, “Portrait of Mrs. Coleman to be Placed in Board Room of Passavant Today.”

George Ranney resigns as Vice President in charge of Sales. Mr. Holahan put in his place.

Letter dealing with aid to Jack Adams.

Box   449
1933 March 16-31
Note

Correspondence regarding Stanley's affairs.

Correspondence dealing with Ranney's resignation.

Material about $1,000,000 fund of IHC to aid employees and former employees of IHC. Also regarding money for Legge's foundation to aid farmers. Statement by Harold Fowler McCormick on proposed wage cuts. Memo prepared by W, P. Kelly on “Relationships Between Dividends and Salaries.”

Includes charts on a) reductions in salaries since 1931, and b) total salary General Office, 1928-1931, and February 1933, c) analysis of General Office salaries, December 1918 and February 1933, d) comparison of dividends on Preferred and Common Stock, 1933 and 1930, and e) brief analysis of 1932 profit and loss.

$38,850 given for landslide protection.

Box   449
1933 April
Note

Material dealing with Legge's foundation.

Possibility of reducing expenses on Mary Virginia's estate.

Correspondence regarding Stanley's affairs.

Letter dealing with dedication of Cyrus H. McCormick's bust.

Letter of thanks from Charles D. McCormick for financial aid.

Box   449
1933 May
Note

Correspondence regarding Stanley's affairs.

Correspondence regarding statue of Cyrus Hall McCormick in Virginia.

Clipping, “Prof. Ballinger Sees Women's Colleges of Today as 'Factories for Spinsters'.”

Mention of death of Dr. Ophuls.

Box   449
1933 June
Note

Correspondence on aid to Jack Adams.

Stanley's affairs.

Letters dealing with fire in barn at Walnut Grove Farm, Virginia.

Docket of matters taken up by Harold, Anita, and Cyrus or their representatives. Includes General Matters, Mary Virginia McCormick Trustees, McCormick Historical Association, Nettie Fowler McCormick Biographical Association, and Family Gift Syndicate.

Box   449
1933 July
Note

Correspondence regarding forthcoming article on IHC in Fortune magazine.

Letters about Stanley's affairs.

Professor Dodd leaves for Berlin, where he will be U.S. Ambassador.

Aid to Jack Adams.

Letters dealing with the burning of the Walnut Grove Farm barn.

Statement by Albert E. Rudge about Cyrus H. McCormick's introduction of his machine into Europe in 1851.

Correspondence regarding Hutchinson's use of materials in Nettie Fowler McCormick's Biographical Association.

Box   449
1933 August
Note

Correspondence on Stanley's affairs.

Letters about the Walnut Grove Farm.

Letter about the division of Nettie McCormick's property at 675 Rush Street and House-in-the-Woods, Lake Forest.

Letter dealing with gift to Pope Memorial Church.

Talks with Alexander Legge about the signing of the automotive and implement codes of the NRA.

Box   449
1933 September 1-20
Note

Correspondence dealing with Dr. and Mrs. Brent Wayman moving to California.

Material dealing with threat of kidnapping of Mary Virginia.

Correspondence regarding Stanley's affairs.

Correspondence dealing with question of the signing of the codes of the NRA.

Box   449
1933 September 21-30
Note

Clipping: “Fear of 'Closed Shop' Allayed by NRA Adviser.”

Correspondence on Stanley's affairs and Walnut Grove Farm.

Letters dealing with aid for Mrs. Edwards and for Miss Lawler.

Letter regarding Chicago Historical Society and the replica of 1831 reaper which they were given.

Box   449
1933 October
Note

Stanley's affairs.

Mention made of Cyrus H.'s need to sell some Harvester common stock.

Fowler made Trustee of Washington and Lee University.

Correspondence about Jack Adams.

Idea presented of doing book on Robert McCormick.

Mention made of clause 7a of the NRA.

Box   449
1933 November
Note

Most of correspondence relates to Stanley's affairs.

Letters dealing with desire of Presbyterian Theological Seminary's desire to have Professor Frost lecture on the Cosmos.

Mention made of possible book about Robert McCormick.

Question as to how much money to donate to Pasadena Community Chest.

Correspondence dealing with an annuity for Mrs. Searson. Gift to Ruth Meeker.

Box   449
1933 December
Note

Correspondence regarding Stanley's affairs.

Mention made of pension for Miss Grace Walker. Correspondence on Jack Adams.

Correspondence dealing with Mr. McKinstry, successor to Legge as president of IHC.

Box   449
1934 January
Note

Tributes to Alexander Legge. Letters thanking others for their letters expressing regret on hearing of the death of Legge.

Letter regarding McKinstry's experience in IHC. Correspondence dealing with Fowler McCormick and his relation with IHC. Cyrus H. McCormick favors raising salaries of employees of IHC.

George Ranney mentioned in connection with the chairmanship of the Board of Continental Illinois Bank.

Clipping, “Shailer Mathews Asks Social Action.”

Short extracts from the diaries of Cyrus H. McCormack referring to Stanley, 1874-1910.

Letters concerning representatives of Anita, Harold and Cyrus.

Correspondence dealing with the placing of Nettie Fowler McCormick's library.

Correspondence dealing with replicas of reapers from the Museum of Science and Industry and the Smithsonian Institute.

Box   449
1934 February
Note

Harvester World, 1934 January-February, mostly about Legge.

Correspondence regarding Stanley's affairs.

Letter dealing with distribution of Nettie Fowler McCormick's books. Correspondence about the Family Gift Syndicate.

Letters dealing with vacancies on Board of Directors, IHC?

Letters about possible suit for breach of promise to be brought by Mrs. Doubleday against Harold McCormick.

Letter dealing with reaper models and the Smithsonian Institute.

Box   449
1934 March
Note

Correspondence regarding Stanley's affairs.

Leander McCormick-Goodhart working on genealogy.

Correspondence dealing with the health of Mr. McKinstry.

Clipping, “Solomon Smith Made Director of U.S. Gypsum.”

Mention of donation to 4-H Club.

Box   449
1934 April
Note

Correspondence regarding Stanley.

Mention of proposed changes in the constitution of the Seminary.

Small clipping, “Pick New Mind Expert to Care for S. McCormick.”

Reports of Legge's last illness.

Harold expresses agreement with Roosevelt and the Brain Trust.

Box   449
1934 May
Note

Correspondence about Stanley's affairs.

Letters which express Harold's desire not to use his influence to have Fowler advanced in the PIC except on basis of merit as the President would see fit.

Mention of new member of Board of Directors: A.A. Sprague.

Mention of death of Dr. Richards who had been connected with Stanley's care.

Box   450
1934 June-July
Physical Description: 2 folders 
Note

Correspondence on Stanley's affairs.

Material dealing with expenses of Mary Virginia's Estate. Donation by the “Three” of $1,000 to the Virginia Historical Society.

Harold thinking of installing pool in residence.

Mention of Fowler's “problem” [not defined].

Box   450
1934 August
Note

Letter describing Harold's connection with the Chicago Grand Opera Company.

Correspondence dealing with forthcoming election in which Judge O'Connell is to take part.

Booklet reprinting speech made by Walter W. Head, “Have Faith in America.”

Letter dealing with the relationship between the materials in Nettie Fowler McCormick Biographical Association and those in Historical Association, and also the relationship between Miss Roderick and Mr. Kellar.

Financial aid given to Jack Adams, Mrs. Robert Lewis Richards (the wife of the late Dr. Richards), Miss May Morrill Dunn, and Mrs. Ruth Meeker.

Harold becomes a member of the Edith Rockefeller McCormick Trust Committee.

Some pictures of Cooperstown.

Box   450
1934 September-October
Note

Correspondence regarding Stanley's affairs.

Question brought up about the division of Nettie Fowler McCormick's library.

An address by Chauncy McCormick on Polish Day.

Retirement of H.E. Daniels.

Mention that Stanley is largest stockholder in IHC.

More correspondence about Judge O'Connell's campaign.

Harold declines to donate to the Robert E. Lee Memorial.

Box   450
1934 November-December
Note

Correspondence regarding Stanley's affairs.

Letters dealing with the election of Judge O'Connell.

Correspondence regarding Leander McCormick-Goodhart's genealogy book.

Decision taken not to have Mary Garden sing for Stanley at Christmas.

Letter from Muriel (Harold's daughter) describing some of the relationships with others in the family.

Mention of the Family Gift Syndicate.

Box   450
1935 January
Note

Correspondence regarding Stanley's affairs; includes description of fruit growers association in California.

Book, The Monterey Wedding of the Overland Voyage of the “Celtic,” dedicated to Cyrus Hall and Harriet Hammond, about their wedding.

Clipping from paper, “Me, Us and Company,” by Harold McCormick. Correspondence regarding Leander's book on genealogy.

Request from Robert McCormick Adams for financial aid to pay expenses of furthering his archaeology studies in Europe.

Telegrams from Harold to Senators urging joining the World Court and then expressing regret over failure of the measure.

“Music Views,” by Eugene Stimson about debut of Bernice Higgins, who was Harold Fowler McCormick's protégée.

Box   450
1935 February
Note

Correspondence on Stanley's affairs.

Much correspondence dealing with forthcoming retirement of Mr. McKinstry, the president of IHC and the choice of his possible successor. Item regarding Will Elliott and his efforts to push himself ahead in IHC.

Mention made of the Alexander Legge Memorial fund.

Clipping, “Bill Seeks to Block Trusts by Taxation,” referred to by Cyrus H. clipping is enclosed.

Box   450
1935 March
Note

Correspondence regarding Stanley's affairs.

Correspondence dealing with the officers of IHC.

Letter from Ambassador Dodd relating to the donation of documents owned by McCormicks to the University of Chicago.

Box   450
1935 April
Note

Correspondence on Stanley's affairs.

More correspondence about the successor to Mr. McKinstry.

Article cut from Fortune, “The 'Nervous Breakdown'.”

Mention of fight in IHC between Sales and Manufacturing.

Correspondence about the purchase of a painting of the McCormick house at 675 Rush Street.

Box   450
1935 May
Note

Some correspondence about Stanley's affairs.

Correspondence regarding the elections of Fowler and Holahan to the posts of Vice President and Director. Copy of Proxy vote for the election of six directors.

Correspondence on aid to Robert McCormick Adams.

Material dealing with the Kirk Site and Lake Michigan proper for the IHC.

Box   450
1935 June
Note

Correspondence on Stanley's affairs and about Robert McCormick Adams.

Letters dealing with the enlargement of the Compensation and Finance Committees of the IHC.

Copy of Harvester World, 1935 May-June, which has article by Cyrus H. on S.G. McAllister, the new president.

Letter regarding the action of the Committee of twenty-one electors of the Hall of Fame.

Correspondence about Cyrus Bentley's records.

Box   450
1935 July
Note

Correspondence regarding Stanley's affairs.

Letters dealing with a new Harvester building.

“Material for an Interview on or a Short Story of Grand Opera in Chicago,” by Harold Fowler McCormick.

Correspondence dealing with the Hall of Fame elections.

Letter offering plan to purchase a building belonging to W.G. McCormick.

Box   450
1935 August
Note

Mention of Stanley's affairs.

Correspondence on a trip for Augusta Carlson, who had been Nettie McCormick's maid.

Material dealing with a new Harvester building.

Correspondence dealing with the hanging of paintings of important Harvester men in the Director's room (mention made of Deering and the consolidation).

Box   450
1935 September
Note

Cyrus H. resigns the chairmanship of the Board of Directors. Harold elected in his place.

Death of Augusta Carlson.

Letter about Max and Mathilde Oser.

Box   450
1935 October
Note

Correspondence regarding Robert McCormick Adams.

Proceedings of the Thirty-fourth Meeting of the Chicago Plan Society.

Box   451
1935 November-December
Note

Material dealing with Stanley's affairs, and the Family Gift Syndicate, and the death of Augusta Carlson.

Three booklets published by IHC: “Young Folks,” “The Story of Twine,” and “Drive Safely.”

Box   451
1936 January-April
Note

Two booklets: “Youth and World Cooperation” and “Peace or War A Challenge to Youth.” The second is an address delivered by Sir Norman Angell.

Much material regarding forthcoming election of Directors to Harvester Board. Action of Proxy Committee. Vote of Harold and Cyrus. Chart giving attendance record for last three years. Another giving dates of appointments to the Board.

Correspondence regarding Stanley, W.G. McCormick and death of W.G. McCormick's son, Walter.

Analysis of McCormick interest in IHC and who their representatives are on the Board.

Letters about a new Harvester building.

Visit of Countess Nadeje Ganay to Chicago.

Box   451
1936 May-June
Note

Correspondence regarding Board of Directors. Ralph Budd elected.

Correspondence about Stanley's affairs. Letters dealing with aid to Robert McCormick Adams, and Mrs. James W. Adams Jr.

Material dealing with the Family Gift Syndicate. Contribution to 4-H Club mentioned.

Volume II of Hutchinson's book.

Correspondence about the singing of Bernice Higgins.

Correspondence dealing with the possibility of Sidney McAllister becoming member of the Commercial Club.

Correspondence dealing with the Compensation Committee.

Independence Day exercises at Monticello.

Speech by F.D. Roosevelt.

Death of Cyrus H. McCormick II.

Box   451
1936 August
Note

Correspondence on Stanley's affairs.

Clipping about cartoons in Col. Robert McCormick's paper.

Clipping, “What is Fascism?” by Mussolini and “What is Communism?” by Earl Browder.

Contribution by Harold of $100 to Republican party but says he will probably vote for F.D. Roosevelt.

Question of giving gift to Professor Dodd ($25,000)?

Question of placing the Cyrus H. McCormick papers.

Box   451
1936 September-October
Note

Clippings, “Today” by Arthur Brisbane, “It Seems to Me” by Heywood Broun, about the Vice Presidential candidates.

“Breach in G.O.P. Healed, New Mexico Greets Knox,” other clippings of pictures of political rallies, etc.

Papers regarding Koch antitoxin treatment for cancer.

List of people to whom Harold sent copies of an address by F.D. Roosevelt.

Box   451
1936 November-December
Note

Many clippings about the forthcoming election between Landon and Roosevelt. Harold did not participate in campaign because of his position as chairman of Board of Directors, but after election wants to share expenses of Anita's part in campaign.

Clippings about the King of England's desire to marry Mrs. Simpson.

Copy of “The Alumnae,” 1936 October; St. Luke's Hospital.

Box   451
1937 January-April
Note

Correspondence on Stanley's affairs.

Correspondence about Board of Directors election. Fear that outside interests were trying to get control of IHC.

Annual Report of IHC to Employees; notice from president that IHC no longer will deal with employees elected under Industrial Council Plan.

Clipping, “The Problem of the Holy Shroud.”

Request for donation to Virginia Library of the Presbyterian Theological Seminary.

Correspondence dealing with Peace Campaigns.

Correspondence dealing with aid to Robert McCormick Adams.

Mention of election of F.D. Roosevelt.

Box   451
1937 May-September
Note

Correspondence about Stanley's affairs, Robert McCormick Adams, and his excavation work.

Clipping, “Who is This Man?”

Anita Blaine goes to Europe.

Box   451
1937 October-December
Note

Correspondence regarding Stanley's affairs.

Draft and final copy of address by Harold Fowler McCormick--“Thirty Years in the Harvester Building.” Discusses the old and new buildings, the formation of the company, foreign business, the trial, labor, etc. George Ranney's description of the construction of the Harvester Building in 1907.

Extracts from correspondence with Max Oser, 1937 October 3-1938 November 24.

Article by Dr. Edward Kempf (Stanley's former psychoanalyst), “Fundamental Factors in the Psychopathology and Psychotherapy of Malignant Disorganization Neuroses.”

Box   451
1938 January-February
Note

Article, “Profile of a President” by Gen. Hugh S. Johnson.

Material on Proxy Committee and the election of directors for 1938.

Medical reports on Harold, 1938 January 31-1938 March 2.

Box   452
1938 March-April
Note: Material dealing with Harold Fowler McCormick's hospitalization. Daily reports for March 3 to April 30.
Box   452
1938 May-December
Note

Daily medical reports for May 1 to May 19.

Correspondence dealing with Harold Fowler McCormick's marriage to Adah Wilson.

Correspondence on Stanley's affairs.

Letter proposing a Peace Plan.

Letter about Bernice Higgins singing in Europe.

Box   452
1939 January-June
Note

Correspondence about Stanley's affairs.

Material dealing with the division of Nettie Fowler McCormick's effects, Cyrus H. McCormick material collected for the biography of C.H. McCormick, the Virginia Farm, the Family Gifts Syndicate, Island Lake Camp, and 675 Rush Street.

Material about an address by the Duke of Windsor; clipping about it.

Mention of the Wisconsin Steel Company.

Suggestion that Anita go on the radio supporting Hull in answer to opposition of Hearst.

Box   452
1939 July-December
Note

Copies of letters, telegrams, cablegrams, about the distribution of Nettie Fowler McCormick's effects.

Administration of Family Gifts Syndicate, McCormick Historical Association.

Letter about a possible new distribution of Via Pacis; cross reference Julius Wadsworth.

Letter concerning Harold's resignation from Harvester Board and choice of a new director, 1939 December 1.

Box   452
1940 January-May
Note

Telegrams (1939 December 21 and 1940 January 17) about withdrawal of Harold Fowler McCormick's resignation from Harvester Board. Solicitation of proxies for 1940 stockholders meeting.

Letters declining to lobby for Cyrus Hall I's election to Hall of Fame in 1940.

Memoranda on Stanley's affairs: Board of Guardians and Family Gifts Syndicate.

Letter discussing family's control and influence in IHC, April 1.

Box   452
1940 June-August
Note

Most of the material deals with dividing Nettie Fowler McCormick's effects and the property at 675 Rush Street.

Letter mentioning the Hall of Fame and a postage stamp with Cyrus H. McCormick's picture.

Correspondence regarding Family Gifts Syndicate.

Letter dealing with yearly payments to Mr. Gorton.

Telegram mentioning advising the government about destroyers.

Box   452
1940 September-December
Note

The division of Nettie Fowler McCormick's effects and other items.

Correspondence about the Hall of Fame.

Letters dealing with the issuance of a stamp with Cyrus H. McCormick's picture on it.

Answers by Harold Fowler McCormick to questions asked by Miss Roderick concerning Nettie's views on education and also about Richfield Springs.

Correspondence regarding Stanley's affairs.

Letters about the Family Gifts Syndicate.

Article, “I'm Getting a New Face.”

Correspondence about a speech by Fowler McCormick.

Anecdotes of Harold's youth.

Box   452
1941 January-May
Note

Correspondence regarding IHC affairs: death of McKinstry, strikes, election of Fowler as President of company.

Death of Mary Virginia. Her estate.

Letters dealing with 675 Rush Street.

Stanley's affairs.

Adah McCormick Harold's third wife sitting for portrait by Salvador Dali.

Description of dream by Sumner Crosby.

Box   452
1941 June-November
Note

Disposition of the McCormick library and possible donation to the University of Chicago.

Correspondence about 675 Rush Street and the possibility of tearing it down or renting it.

Stanley's affairs.

Letters dealing with the genealogy of Jerry Hall.

Harold's death. Newspaper clippings. Harvester World, 1941 November.

Box   452
Photographs
Note: Almost all are of Harold.
Box   453
Press clippings, 1916-1952
Note: Includes one undated clipping in connection with the University of Chicago.
McCormick, Harold Fowler, Mrs. (Edith Rockefeller)
Box   453
1893-1899
Note

Personal letters about her wedding to Harold and about their babies.

One clipping, “Mr. Damrosch is Angry,” describes the failure of Baltimore to support Opera.

Box   453
1900-1905
Note

Mrs. Harold F. McCormick accepts membership on the Chicago Tenement Committee but says she cannot be secretary.

Jack, her first child, dies. Two other children born--Fowler and Muriel.

Letter about the McCormick and Rockefeller interest in the Harvester Company.

Letter about enrolling Fowler in the Francis Parker School.

Box   453
1906-1929
Note

Letter from Katherine (Stanley McCormick's wife).

Mention that Harold is in Russia (1910) on business concerning the new factory.

Anita's son, Emmons, dies.

Correspondence about summer opera in Chicago.

Clipping about Mrs. Edith Rockefeller McCormick building a new resort city.

Magazine clipping--pictures of Mrs. Edith Rockefeller McCormick's home.

Box   453
Press clippings, circa 1909-1954
Note: Not arranged chronologically. Most of the material deals with Edith Rockefeller McCormick's estate.
McCormick, Harold Fowler, Mrs. (Ganna Walska)
Note: See: Walska, Ganna.
McCormick, Harold Fowler, Mrs. (Adah Wilson)
Note: See: Tait, Adah Wilson, Mrs.

Note: Starting with the McCormick Historical Association in Box 453 through Box 790, folder titles are listed, in alphabetical order, and have not been calendared as are the previous boxes.
Box   453-457
McCormick Historical Association
Box   457
McCormick, James Cabot
Box   457
McCormick, James W.
Box   457
McCormick, John G.
Box   457
McCormick, John L.
Box   457
McCormick, Joseph I.
Box   457
McCormick, J.P.
Box   457
McCormick, Katherine Reynolds
Box   457
McCormick, Leander Hamilton
Physical Description: 3 folders 
Box   457
McCormick, Leander James I
Physical Description: 3 folders 
Box   457
McCormick, Leander James II
Physical Description: 2 folders 
Box   457
McCormick, Mary G.
Box   457
McCormick, Mary Virginia
Physical Description: 7 folders 
Box   457-458
McCormick, Mary Virginia
Box   458
McCormick, Medill
Box   459
McCormick, Medill, Mrs. (Ruth Hanna)
Box   459
McCormick, Michael
Box   459
McCormick, Mildred
Box   459-467
McCormick, Nettie Fowler
Box   467
McCormick, Phillip C., Mrs.
Box   468
McCormick, Robert
Physical Description: 3 folders 
Box   468
McCormick, Robert Hall I
Physical Description: 2 folders 
Box   468
McCormick, Robert Hall II
Physical Description: 2 folders 
Box   468
McCormick, Robert Hall II, Mrs.
Box   468
McCormick, Robert Hall III
Box   468
McCormick, Robert M.
Box   468
McCormick, Robert Rockwood
Box   468
McCormick, Robert Rutherford
Physical Description: 2 folders 
Box   468
McCormick, Robert Rutherford, Mrs. (Amy Irwin Adams)
Box   468
McCormick, Robert Rutherford, Mrs. (Maryland Mathison Hooper)
Box   468
McCormick, Robert Sanderson
Physical Description: 2 folders 
Box   468
McCormick, Robert Sanderson, Mrs. (Katherine Medill)
Box   468
McCormick, Roger
Box   468
McCormick, Roger, Mrs. (Annette McClaran)
Box   468
McCormick Sales Company
Box   468
McCormick, Sara Elizabeth
Box   468
McCormick, S.D.
Box   468
McCormick, Stanley
Physical Description: 5 folders 
Box   469-474
McCormick, Stanley
Box   474-475
McCormick, Stanley, Mrs. (Katharine Dexter)
Physical Description: 10 folders 
Box   475
McCormick Theological Seminary
Physical Description: 2 folders 
Box   475
McCormick, Thierry
Box   475
McCormick Vocational School
Box   475
McCormick, Vance C.
Box   475
McCormick, Walter Brooks
Physical Description: 2 folders 
Box   475
McCormick, Walter Brooks, Mrs. (Louise Freeman)
Box   475
McCormick, W.H., Mrs.
Box   475
McCormick, William
Box   475
McCormick, William Grigsby
Physical Description: 6 folders 
Box   476
McCormick, William Grigsby, Mrs. (Eleanor Brooks)
Physical Description: 3 folders 
Box   476
McCormick, William Grigsby II
Box   476
McCormick, William R.
Box   476
McCormick, William Sanderson
Physical Description: 2 folders 
Box   476
McCormick, William Sanderson, Mrs. (Mary Ann Grigsby)
Box   476
McCormick-Goodheart, Fredrick E., Mrs. (Henrietta Laura McCormick)
Box   476
McCormick-Goodheart, Fredrick Hamilton
Box   476
McCormick-Goodheart, Leander
Physical Description: 2 folders 
Box   476
McCosh, James
Box   476
McCosh, James, Mrs. (Isabella Gutherie)
Box   476
McCowen Oral School for Young Deaf Children
Box   476
McCoy, David
Box   476
McCoy, David, Mrs. (Bobbie Lee)
Box   476
McCoy, Frank R.
Box   476
McCoy, Herbert N.
Box   476
McCoy, Margaret
Box   476
McCracken, Joseph, Mrs.
Box   476
McCracken, Josiah Calvin
Box   476
McCray Refrigerator Company
Box   476
McCray, Warren T.
Box   476
McCrea, Annette E.
Box   476
McCrea, F.J.
Box   476
McCrea, S.J.
Box   476
McCrea, Stephen J., Mrs.
Box   476
McCrea, Willis S., Mrs.
Box   476
McCrory, C.W., Mrs.
Box   476
McCrory, W.
Box   476
McCrudden, James
Box   476
McCrum-Howell Company
Box   476
McCue, J. Marshall
Box   476
McCue, M.L. and Son
Box   476
McCulloch, Frank H., Mrs. (Catharine Waugh)
Box   476
McCulloch, Frank W.
Box   477
McCulloch, James H.
Box   477
McCulloch, R.M.
Box   477
McCulloch, Vashti, Mrs.
Box   477
McCullough, Mr.
Box   477
McCullough, C.
Box   477
McCullough, Clifford P.
Box   477
McCullough, Hiram Randolph
Box   477
McCully, George
Box   477
McCully, George Shannon
Box   477
McCurdy, Allen
Box   477
McCutchen, Thomas, Matthew, Griffiths and Greene
Box   477
McCutcheon, James and Company
Box   477
McCutcheon, John T.
Physical Description: 2 folders 
Box   477
McCutcheon, John T., Mrs.
Box   477
McCutcheon, John T., Jr.
Box   477
McCutcheon, John T., Jr., Mrs. (Suzanne Dart)
Box   477
McCutcheon, Olney, Mannon, and Greene
Box   477
McDade, James C.
Box   477
McDaniel, Thomas Nelson
Box   477
McDermid, Walter
Box   477
McDermott, J.M.
Box   477
McDonald, Mr.
Box   477
McDonald, Alice
Box   477
McDonald, Bertram
Box   477
McDonald, Charles W.
Box   477
McDonald, Ellice
Box   477
McDonald, George
Box   477
McDonald, Helen
Box   477
McDonald, James
Box   477
McDonald, James G.
Box   477
McDonald, Jennie
Box   477
McDonald, J.L.
Box   477
McDonald, J.L., Mrs.
Box   477
McDonald, John A.
Box   477
McDonald, Joseph
Box   477
McDonald, Mary
Box   477
McDonald, Peter
Box   477
McDonald, Ruth
Box   477
McDonald, S. Erma
Box   477
McDonald, T.P.
Box   477
McDonald, Witten
Box   477
McDonnell, Brothers
Box   477
McDonnell, E.W.
Box   477
McDonnell, M.A.
Box   477
McDougol, Edward D., Jr.
Box   477
McDougol, Katherine B.
Box   477
McDowell, Mary E.
Box   477
McDowell, W.G.
Box   477
McDowell, William Fraser
Box   477
McDowell, William Osborne
Box   477-478
McDuffie, E. Thomas
Physical Description: 6 folders 
Box   478
McElroy, F.A.
Box   478
McElwee, R. Harvey
Box   478
McEvoy, Dennis
Box   478
McEwan, Oliver
Box   478
McEwan, Ernest Y.
Box   478
McEwan, Kenneth
Box   478
McEwing, Eugene
Box   478
McFadden, Ollie
Box   478
McFadden, Parmalee, Mrs.
Box   478
McFadden, Robert Dean, Mrs.
Box   478
McFarland, Margaret Caldwell
Box   478
McGann, Robert Greaves
Box   478
McGann, Robert Greaves, Mrs.
Box   478
McGaughey, J.
Box   478
McGaughy, H.G.
Box   478
McGaw, William H.
Box   478
McGee, Robert W.
Box   478
McGehec, Edward F., Mrs.
Box   478
McGenniss, Charles Burrall, Mrs.
Box   478
McGibben, and Company
Box   478
McGiffert, Arthur Cushman, Jr.
Box   478
McGill, Emma R.
Box   478
McGill, James H.
Box   478
McGinley, Florence
Box   478
McGinness, Joseph C.
Box   478
McGinness, J.R.
Box   478
McGwern, H.L.
Box   478
McGlashan, J.S.
Box   478
McGoorty, Mrs.
Box   478
McGowan, C. Juanita
Box   478
McGrath, Eileen D.
Box   478
McGrath, Francis Sims
Box   478
McGrath, John
Box   478
McGraw Hill Company
Box   478
McGregor, Alexander
Box   478
McGregor, Major
Box   479
McGrew, Reynold Brodie
Box   479
McGuire, D. Sprinkling and Teaming Company
Box   479
McGuire, Ellen
Box   479
McGuire, Nellie
Box   479
McGuire and Orr
Box   479
McGuire, Ruth Auretta
Box   479
McGuire, Vaughn
Box   479
McGunnegle, George Kennedy
Box   479
McGurty, Mr.
Box   479
McHugh, John F.
Box   479
McIlvaine, Caroline M.
Box   479
McIlvaine, Mabel
Box   479
McIlvaine, William B.
Box   479-481
McIntire, Charles Curtis
Box   481
McIntire, Charles Curtis, Mrs.
Box   481
McIntire, K.D.
Box   481
McIntosh, D.H.
Box   481
McIntosh, M., Mrs.
Box   481
McIntosh, Mary H.
Box   481
McIntosh Stereopticon Company
Box   481
McIntyre, Alice G.
Box   481
McIntyre, Ewen and Son
Box   481
McIntyre, Mary Ann
Box   481
McKay, Mr.
Box   481
McKay, Mrs.
Box   481
McKay, Elizabeth M.
Box   481
McKay, James R.
Box   481
McKay, Mind A.
Box   481
McKean, Charles R.
Box   481
McKearnan, Thomas J.
Box   481
McKechnic, Mary
Box   481
McKee, M.A.
Box   481
McKee, Walter Caraway
Box   481
McKeever, Misses
Box   481
McKelvey, Alexander D.
Box   481
McKelway, A.J.
Box   481
McKindry, Robert B.
Box   481
McKenney, Frederic Duncan
Box   481
McKenney and Waterbury Company Inc.
Box   481
McKenny, Henry
Box   481
McKenzie, Mrs.
Box   481
McKenzie, Edith
Box   481
McKeown, Scott Alexander
Box   481
McKeown, Scott Alexander, Mrs. (Nancy Wolcott)
Box   481
McKesson and Robbins
Box   481
McKey and Poague
Box   481
McKibbon for Major Campaign
Box   481
McKillip, M.H.
Box   481
McKindley, Isabelle H.
Box   481
McKinley, Andrew, Jr.
Box   481
McKinley, Charles Francis
Physical Description: 5 folders 
Box   481
McKinley, William
Physical Description: 2 folders 
Box   481
McKinley, William, Mrs.
Box   481
McKinlock, Alexander, Memorial Campers
Box   481
McKinlock, George Alexander
Box   481
McKinlock, George Alexander, Mrs.
Box   481
McKinney, W.N.
Box   481
McKinstry, Addis Emmet
Box   481
McKinstry, Addis Emmet, Mrs.
Box   481
McKinstry, Rose W.
Box   481
McKnight, E.A.
Box   481
McLanahan, John Davidson, Mrs. (Margaret McAllister Janeway)
Box   481
McLany, Edith Pratt
Box   481
McLany, Laura V.
Box   481
McLaughlin, Andrew Cunningham
Box   481
McLaughlin, Charles Jasper
Box   481
McLaughlin, Gilbert E., Mrs.
Box   481
McLaughlin, Henry W.
Box   481
McLaughlin, Henry W., Rev.
Box   481
McLaughlin, John
Box   481
McLaughlin, Martin
Box   481
McLaughlin, Mauterer
Box   481
McLaughlin, Nancy
Box   482
McLaughlin, W.A.
Box   482
McLaurin, Allie
Box   482
McLay, Agnus D., Mrs. (Annabelle Wallace)
Box   482
McLean, Bessie G.
Box   482
McLeish, Bruce, Mrs.
Box   482
McLennan, Joe
Box   482
McLeod, Margie A.
Box   482
McLeod, Sadie Abbott
Box   482
McMahon, Francis E.
Box   482
McMahon and Hoban
Box   482
McMahon, Robert C.
Box   482
McMann, Mr.
Box   482
McManus, Elizabeth
Box   482
McManus, John T.
Box   482
McMaster, J.K.
Box   482
McMaster, J.L.
Box   482
McMechan, Constance
Box   482
McMenemy Inc.
Box   482
McMillan, Mrs.
Box   482
McMillan, James Thayer
Box   482
McMillan, Robert G.
Box   482
McMullen, C.W.
Box   482
McMullin, Frank R.
Box   482
McMullin, Frank R., Mrs.
Box   482
McMurray, John Henry, Mrs.
Box   482
McMurry, Charles A.
Box   482
McMurry, F.M.
Box   482
McMurry, Smith and Company
Physical Description: 2 folders 
Box   482
McNair, Robert M.
Box   482-483
McNall, P.E.
Physical Description: 9 folders 
Box   483
McNall, P.B., Mrs.
Box   483
McNally, Fred G.
Box   483
McNally, Ward
Box   483
McNaughton, W.D.
Box   483
McNeal, Alice
Box   483
McNeel, Anna
Box   483
McNeely, Lora
Box   483
McNeil, Hector
Box   483
McNeill, A., Mrs.
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McNett, Paul S., Mrs.
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McNicol, Jessie H.
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McNulta, John
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McNulty, Joseph Monroe
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McNulty, Kathrine
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McParwick, Katharine D.
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McPhail, Edger
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McPhedrau, Jean
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McPheeters, W.M.
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McPherson, A.
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McPherson, Donald Fraser
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McPherson, Donald Fraser, Mrs. (Fanny Ogden West)
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McPherson, Donald Fraser, Jr.
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McPherson, L.A.
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McPherson, Robert
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McPherson, Simon John
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McQuigg, Kenneth D.
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McRoberts, Mr.
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McSwain, E.T.
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McSweeney, D.F.
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McVickar, H.W.
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McVoy Sheet and Tin Plate Company
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McWalters, Thomas
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McWhirter, Felix M.