Edgett-Burnham Company Records,1854-1930

Collection Number: 2522

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Edgett-Burnham Company records, 1854-1930.
Collection Number:
2522
Creator:
Edgett-Burnham Company.
Quantity:
80 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Correspondence, Printed material
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Records of the Edgett-Burnham Company, and its predecessors, Edgett & Totten and Wayne County Preserving Company, include correspondence, 1883-1920, with the Federal Trade Commission, the New York State College of Agriculture at Cornell, the New York State Canned Goods Packers Association, the New York State Factory Investigation Commission and the United States Department of Agriculture. Also contains brokerage accounts, cash books, check registers, farm accounts, corn accounts, daily reports of packing and canning departments, daybooks, ensilage records, inventories, labor and time books, ledgers, merchandise books, payroll records, and sales books. Includes correspondence of Edwin K. Burnham concerning the Democratic Party in Wayne County, New York, area crops, and the State Custodial Asylum for Feeble-Minded Women at Newark, and photographs of company personnel.
Language:
Collection material in English


ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY

The Edgett-Burnham Company was a canning company based in Camden, Hew York. The company relocated to Newark, Wayne County, New York after 1863.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Records of the Edgett-Burnham Company, and its predecessors, Edgett & Totten and Wayne County Preserving Company, include correspondence, 1883-1920, with the Federal Trade Commission, the New York State College of Agriculture at Cornell, the New York State Canned Goods Packers Association, the New York State Factory Investigation Commission and the United States Department of Agriculture. Also contains brokerage accounts, cash books, check registers, farm accounts, corn accounts, daily reports of packing and canning departments, daybooks, ensilage records, inventories, labor and time books, ledgers, merchandise books, payroll records, and sales books. Includes correspondence of Edwin K. Burnham concerning the Democratic Party in Wayne County, New York, area crops, and the State Custodial Asylum for Feeble-Minded Women at Newark, and photographs of company personnel.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Edgett-Burnham Company.
Burnham, Edwin K.
Cornell University.
Edgett & Totten.
New York (State).Factory Investigating Commission
New York State Canned Goods Packers Association.
New York State College of Agriculture.
United States.Dept. of Agriculture.
United States.Federal Trade Commission.
Wayne County Preserving Co.

Subjects:
Agriculture--New York (State)--Economic aspects.
Canneries--New York (State)
Canned foods industry.
Canned foods.
Manufactures--New York (State)

Places:
Camden (N.Y.)
Newark (N.Y.)
Wayne County (N.Y.)
Wayne County (N.Y.)--Politics and government.

Form/genre:
Accounts.
Inventories.
Ledgers (account books)


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Edgett-Burnham Company records, #2522. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
Due to extreme condition problems, some framed items from the collection were photographed and the originals discarded.

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