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This topic covers for-profit enterprises and merchants, bankers, industrialists, retailers, and laborers.
Found in 123 Collections and/or Records:
Abstracts of title for lots in Ogden’s subdivision, Newberry’s addition, and Kinzie’s addition in Chicago
Abstract Three Chicago Title and Trust Co. abstracts of title for lots in Ogden’s subdivision, Newberry’s addition, and Kinzie’s addition in Chicago. Abstracts cover Lot 1 of Ogden’s subdivision in Lots 4 and 5 in Wolcot’s adition, 1829-1923; eastern portion of Lot 10 and all of Lot 11 in Block 5 in Newberry’s addition, 1830-1928; and Lots 19-23 in Sub Block 1 in the subdivision of Block 31 in Kinzie’s addition, 1831-1907. Includes cadastral maps of the lots.
Abstract Correspondence, contracts, royalty statements, record books, a scrapbook, and other materials from the A.C. McClurg publishing company, which was established in Chicago in 1872.
Dates: 1873-1967; Majority of material found within 1910 - 1950
Abstract Five letters, dated 29 August 1883-9 January 1884, and an addressed envelope from Chicago wigmaker Addie L. Contrelli to her customer and friend Lenette E. Wilson of Algona, Iowa. In the letters, Contrelli discusses the braids, switches, and waves that she is making for Wilson and her friend and comments on the financial state of her wigmaking business. Four letters were written from Chicago, while the final letter in 1884 was written from Mason City, Iowa.
Abstract Records of A.G. Becker & Co., an early Chicago investment firm founded by Abraham Becker following the failure of Hermann Schaffner & Co. during the Panic of 1893. Includes early firm records and recollections collected from employees, Abraham Becker's repayment records (to Schaffner depositors), annual reports, Becker Bulletin/Briefs (1959-1982), photographs, advertising and marketing materials, personnel files, World War II letters of employees in military service, etc.
Dates: 1859-1982; Majority of material found within 1880 - 1982
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Allied Arts
Abstract Clippings, artist correspondence, box office records, concert programs, and photographs of the Allied Arts Corporation. Allied Arts Corporation management was taken over by Harry and Sarah Zelzer in 1948 and became the premier agency for bringing performing artists to Chicago. Important artists and groups include the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, pianists Vladimir Horowitz and Glenn Gould, and singers Tito Schipa and Judy Garland. Collection also includes original photographs taken in venues in...
Identifier: Case Wing oversize-Z 311-B623
Abstract A document labeled "Brief of Title to Certain Described Property (1846) Philadelphia". An inside description specifies "the premises on the South side of Cuthbert Street 233 feet East of 20th in the City of Philadelphia." Title shows the lineage of residency from John Fromberger, 1782, through others to Francis Hopkinson, 1846.
Abstract Three English manuscript ledgers titled "I. Coal and Metals", "III. Food Stuffs", and "IV. Miscellaneous". The ledgers record the prices of these materials for various regions of England between 1900 and 1916. The recorder also notes that information was taken from various trade publications.
Abstract Plans, documents, reports, and books relating to planning from the library of Camiros, Ltd. Founded in 1976 and located in Chicago, Camiros has provided services to over 250 communities across the United States.
Dates: approximately 1964-2015
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Carson Pirie Scott
Abstract Set of 12 scrapbooks of clippings, advertisements, and some business records documenting the Chicago-born department store Carson Pirie Scott. Includes one scrapbook for the wholesale department of the company, and one volume detailing the biography of founder John Thomas Pirie and of the department store, compiled for the benefit of the John T. Pirie Elementary School in Chicago.
Identifier: VAULT box-Ayer-MS-27
Abstract Letters to London merchant John Thomlinson, mainly related to the financial arrangements, sale, and shipment of merchandise to Boston. Apthorp was born in England in 1698 and educated at Eton College. He was later appointed by the English government as paymaster and commissary of the land and naval forces quartered in Boston. Apthorp also became one of the most distinguished merchants in Boston during the 1730's until his death in 1758.
Dates: 1738-1751; Majority of material found within 1738 - 1739
Abstract Business records (financial, stock, and customer order files), manuscripts, author information, and publishing, production, and promotion information for the Charles H. Kerr Company, the oldest labor and socialist publishing house in the United States. The collections also includes some information about The Socialist Party, The Proletarian Party, unions, and radical organizations, primarily in the United States.
Abstract Letters, account books, papers, and ephemera pertaining to the family of Charles Himrod, an iron merchant from Waterford, Pennsylvania. The majority of letters are addressed to Himrod's wife, Alice Judson Himrod, from family and friends. Many were written by Charles to Alice during the 1870s when Alice spent the Spring and Summer months with her family in PA, while Charles worked at a furnace company in Ohio. Also included are letters to Charles from various business associates. In addition to...
Dates: 1803-1957; Majority of material found within 1860 - 1890
Abstract Extensive correspondence, documents, a journal describing an information gathering trip to Turkey of Charles Williamson, politician, British government agent, and developer of central New York State lands in the late 1700s. Williamson is suspected to have been involved in the "Burr Conspiracy," an episode in history in which Burr was accused of treason. Collection also includes research materials compiled by Isaac Joslin Cox, a scholar who wrote several articles on the Aaron Burr incident.
Dates: 1775-approximately 1940s; Majority of material found within 1790 - 1810
Abstract Papers of Chauncey Whittelsey (1746-1812) of Middletown, Connecticut, relating to his clothing business, civic duties and activities as Army supplier during the Revolution and into the 1790s. Includes numerous land deeds to his father-in-law, Seth Wetmore.
Dates: 1707-1852; Majority of material found within 1731 - 1811
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Chicago-Allied Arts
Abstract Records kept by Thomas Hart Fisher, secretary for the Chicago Allied Arts, Inc., a short-lived organization which produced a series of programs of new music and dance in Chicago from 1924-1927. Includes business correspondence and financial information, with some program planning information.
Abstract Records of the Chicago and North Western Railway, including abstracts of title for Cook County, Illinois, properties of this company and its predecessor firms, together with personnel records. Also 3 boxes of "North Western Line" quarterly publications, approximately 300 black and white 8x10 prints from the mid 20th century of railroad scenes from Chicago area communities, and scattered annual reports of the C&NW Railroad from 1861-1969.
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Chicago and Western
Abstract Letters from John B. Carson, president of the Chicago and Western Indiana Railroad Company and Belt Railway Company of Chicago (formerly Chicago and Western Indian Belt Railway Company) to Anthony J. Thomas who represented J.P. Morgan railroad interests in New York City. Thomas also was the treasurer of this company, which was mostly concerned with financing for construction projects like viaducts and two-way track in Chicago.
Abstract Correspondence, reports, maps, blueprints, financial documents, advertising materials, photographs, and other items documenting the history of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company (CB&Q), which existed from 1855 to 1970.
Abstract Correspondence, clippings and programs of this orchestra, established in 1921, which was composed of men working in Chicago business firms. Later renamed the Chicago Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra.
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Field Enterprises 1
Abstract Correspondence, photographs, staff information, promotional materials, legal papers, interviews, memoranda, stylebooks, artifacts, and many other records of the Chicago Daily News. Chicago's first penny daily and most popular newspaper until 1918, the Daily News was purchased by the Field Corporation in 1959, and continued publication until its absorption by the Sun-Times in 1978. Information on the beginnings of the WFLD television station (owned by the Field Communications Corporation) also...
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Chicago Reader A
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Chicago Reader PN
Abstract Photographs used to accompany front page and other feature stories in the Chicago Reader alternative weekly newspaper, as well as the columns Calendar, Hot Type, Neighborhood News, Our Town, TheWorks, and Chicago Anti-Social.