Albert J. Earling Papers, 1885-1948

Summary Information

Title: Albert J. Earling Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1885-1948

  • Earling, Albert J., 1848-1925
Call Number: Milwaukee Mss BP

Quantity: 1.2 c.f. (3 archives boxes and 1 flat box)

Archival Locations:
UW-Milwaukee Libraries, Archives / Milwaukee Area Research Ctr. (Map)

Records of Earling, president, 1899-1917, and chairman of the board, 1917-1919, of the Chicago, Milwaukee, and St. Paul Railroad Company, of his daughter Harriet (1877-1962) and of her three husbands, businessman Lawrence Fitch (1874-1924), lawyer Frederick G. Thwaits (1871-1944), and real estate broker and art collector Walter Dake (died 1958), all of Milwaukee. Earling's papers include railroad reports and statistics, 1901, a few business letters including two from William Rockefeller in 1906 concerning the railroad company's finances, and a folder of biographical materials. Fitch is represented by miscellaneous business papers, 1912-1915, and minutes of the board of directors of the Western Malleables Iron Company, Beaver Dam, Wis., 1914-1924. The major part of the collection concerns Harriet Earling's civic and social interests including the Fatherless Children of France, 1917-1920, the Milwaukee Service Club, 1926-1948, and the Woman's Club of Wisconsin, 1943-1945. Several letters in 1920 pertain to an unsuccessful attempt to nominate Herbert Hoover for the Presidency at the Republican National Convention. Among the other correspondents are Theodore Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., Herbert Hoover, Edgar Lee Masters, and George C. Aid. The collection contains genealogical data on the Earling, Fitch, and Tilton families.

Language: English

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