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Administrative Information
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Company History
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Baldwin Refrigerator Company Papers

Collection Summary

Repository
University of Vermont Libraries Special Collections Burlington, Vermont 05405-3596
Creator
Baldwin Refrigerator Company
Title
Baldwin Refrigerator Company Papers
ID
mss.193
Dates
1889-1938
Quantity
1 box, 6 volumes
Shelf location
Library Research Annex.
Language
English
Abstract
The Baldwin Refrigerator Company was a concern for the manufacture of wooden refrigerators. The collection contains financial records, minutes of company meetings, correspondence with stockholders and some general correspondence.

Preferred Citation:

[Identification of item] Baldwin Refrigerator Company Papers Collection, Special Collections, University of Vermont Library.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Vermont, Bailey/Howe Library, Special Collections © 1997 

Access:

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights:

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Curator of Manuscripts.

Acquisition Information:

The Baldwin Refrigerator Company Papers were donated by Miss. Marion Smith at Burlington on November 2, 1970.

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Company History

The Baldwin Refrigerator Company was a concern for the manufacture of wooden refrigerators. The company was founded about 1889 and located in Burlington, Vermont. Some of the principals connected with the company were: Elias Lyman (President), G.J. Smith (Manager ?) And Ernest E. Smith (President and son of G.J. Smith).

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Scope and Content

The collection contains financial records, minutes of company meetings, correspondence with stockholders and some general correspondence. Although the collection contains no day to day record of financial transactions, the record we have is fairly complete. The minutes of the meetings of both directors and stockholders remain unbroken from the inception of the company through its liquidation in 1936. Crises and important developmental phases are supplemented by loose correspondence and stockholders notices. In addition to the more explicit records, there are two important letters of resignation written by G.J. Smith outlining the state of the company midway in its operations (1910). These present not only current problems, but projections for the future of manufacturing and business in the American West.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Baldwin Manufacturing Company.

Genre(s)

  • Correspondence
  • Minutes
  • Accounts
  • Announcements

Geographic Name(s)

  • Vermont--Manufacturers--Burlington

Occupation(s)

  • Industrialists

Personal Name(s)

  • Lyman, Elias
  • Smith, G.J.
  • Smith, Ernest E.

Subject(s)

  • Refrigerator industry--Vermont--Burlington

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