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George C. Cary Papers

Collection Summary

Repository
The Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium Archives.1302 Main St., St. Johnsbury, VT 05819
Creator
Cary, George C. 1864-1931.
Title
George C. Cary Papers
Dates [inclusive]
1898-1986
Quantity
2.25 linear feet (2 boxes) 1 oversized folder
Shelf location
For current information on the location of these materials, please contact the Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium Archives.
Language
English
Abstract
George Clinton Cary (1864-1931) founded the Cary Maple Sugar Company, which eventually grew to a million-dollar business, in St. Johnsbury in 1904. Cary had to file for bankruptcy in 1931, but the bankruptcy did not affect his company since the liabilities were mainly due to accommodation endorsements on notes and papers of business concerns. The collection consists mainly of correspondence and financial and legal records relating to Cary's bankruptcy and estate.

Preferred Citation:

[Identification of item] George C. Cary Papers Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium Archives.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Vermont, Bailey/Howe Library, Special Collections © 2001 

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 Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium Archives.

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Biographical Note

George Clinton Cary (1864-1931) founded the Cary Maple Sugar Company, which eventually grew to a million-dollar business, in St. Johnsbury in 1904. In 1920 he formed the Maple Grove Candy Company. Inc. as well, which included the candy business of Katharine Ide Gray, Helen Gray Powell, and Ethel McLaren. For many years he carried on his hobbies of farming and raising cattle and Welsh ponies, winning many prizes at fairs and exhibitions. Cary had to file for bankruptcy in 1931, but the bankruptcy did not affect his company since the liabilities were mainly due to accommodation endorsements on notes and papers of business concerns. He died shortly after filing for bankruptcy.

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Scope and Content

The collection consists mainly of correspondence and legal and financial records relating the Cary's bankruptcy and estate. There is a photocopy of a scrapbook kept by George Cary's wife about his company and hobbies of farming and raising cattle and Welsh ponies. Also included are some family biographies written by Cary's daughter Madeline and oversized materials including blueprint property maps and a poster for the bankruptcy auction sale. The materials are arranged alphabetically.

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