Edward Paddock Sherry: Sherry Family Business Papers, 1853-1961

Summary Information

Title: Edward Paddock Sherry: Sherry Family Business Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1853-1961

  • Sherry, Edward Paddock, 1871-1941
Call Number: Milwaukee Mss EK

Quantity: 76.5 c.f. (191 archives boxes and 1 volume)

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

Papers documenting the business ventures of three generations of the Sherry family, containing information on more than twenty business concerns in paper manufacturing, lumbering, electric power, and real estate in the Park Falls, Milwaukee, and Neenah, Wisconsin areas. Most thoroughly covered are the affairs of the Wisconsin Realty Company of Milwaukee, the Winnebago Realty Company of Neenah and Milwaukee, and the Flambeau Paper Company of Park Falls. All the firms apparently were centrally administered by the Sherry family. Most of the collection dates from 1898 to 1941 when Edward P. Sherry directed the family's interests; the largest group of records documents Edward's running of the Wisconsin Realty Company, and its involvement in the building of the Flambeau Reservoir (now called the Turtle-Flambeau Flowage), and the development of dams and electric power along the Wolf River in Langlade County. Records prior to 1898 consist largely of land deeds, grants, and patents, with fragmentary correspondence and financial records. For the post-1940 period various types of records exist, but all are fragmentary.

Language: English

URL to cite for this finding aid: http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/wiarchives.uw-whs-mil000ek
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