Register of the Orrin H. Ingram Papers, 1857-1904

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Title: Register of the Orrin H. Ingram Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1857-1904

  • Ingram, Orrin H. (Orrin Henry), 1830-1918
Call Number: Eau Claire Mss R

Quantity: 21.6 c.f. (63 archives boxes and 4 volumes)

Archival Locations:
UW-Eau Claire McIntyre Library / Eau Claire Area Research Ctr. (Map)

Business papers of Ingram, a leading Wisconsin lumberman, relating to operations in the Chippewa Valley, with headquarters at Eau Claire, and the sale of manufactured lumber through subsidiary wholesale companies located along the Mississippi River. Correspondence emphasizes the selling end of the business, consisting of letters of report from branch managers, agents, and salesmen, and between members of the company and pertains to business plans, policies, and practices. A group of letters, 1893-1901, relates to Ripon College, its finances, endowment, the building of Ingram Hall, and the resignation of President Rufus C. Flagg. Other letters have to do with events in the last quarter of the nineteenth century, including the economic effect of the Civil War, the coming of railroads, the depression of 1893, and relief of the cyclone victims at New Richmond in 1899.

Language: English

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