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Dexter Mason Ferry, Jr., Papers 1881-1963 [series]

The Dexter Mason Ferry, Jr. series comprises roughly 18 linear feet of materials arrayed in four subseries: Business, Personal, Philanthropic, and Political. The Business subseries reflects the diversification of the family's interests and consists of 5 linear feet arranged in a single alphabet. This alphabet includes firms in which Ferry had proprietary or controlling interest, and the more generic headings of: Banks and Trusts, Miscellaneous Investments, and Properties. The Personal subseries comprises 7.5 linear feet and is likewise arranged in a single alphabet according to both type of material (appointment books, correspondence, financial papers, and scrapbooks) and topic (army, education, and properties). This rather awkward arrangement was kept in order to maintain as far as possible the order created by Dexter M. Ferry, III's personal archivist. Hewing to this original order has resulted in three runs of correspondence (family, general-alphabetical, and general-chronological). The Philanthropic subseries' four feet of material range alphabetically from the Detroit Institute of Art to the University of Michigan. Within that alphabet, a diverse run of benefactors are arrayed alphabetically under Miscellaneous. The Political subseries is arranged in chronological order and comprises less than a single linear foot.

 
Business papers 1881-1963 [subseries]
 
American Harrow 1881-1925
Box   6  
Account books and minutes 1881-1919
Box   6  
Bills payable 1919-1923
Box   6  
Cashbook and ledger 1919-1925
Box   6  
Dissolution 1914-1923 (2 folders)
Box   6  
Stock certificates 1902-1919
Box   6  
Taxes and correspondence 1908-1922
 
Banks and Trust Companies 1908-1955
Box   6  
Detroit Bankers Co. 1929-1932
Box   6  
Detroit Trust Co. 1928-1955
Box   6  
First National Bank of Detroit 1908-1939 (3 folders)
Box   6  
Union Trust Co. 1908-1944 (2 folders)
 
Crosstown Garage 1916-1939
Box   6  
General 1916-1939
Box   6  
Taxes (Detroit) 1917-1927 (2 folders)
Box   6  
Taxes (Michigan) 1917-1927 (2 folders)
 
D. M. Ferry & Co./Ferry-Morse Seed Co. 1899-1963
Box   7  
Histories 1925-1963 (3 folders)
Box   7  
Letterpress books 1899-1908 (4 volumes)
Box   7  
Balance sheet and list of stockholders
Box   7  
Report of examination (audits) 1934-1937, 1940-1943
Box   8  
General (including Ferry-Morse consolidation) 1921-1959 (21 folders)
Box   8  
Publications (3 folders)
Box   8  
Mesa Improvement/Consolidated Canal 1902-1950 (2 folders)
Box   8  
Michigan Fire and Marine Insurance Co. 1908-1958 (3 folders)
 
Miscellaneous 1904-1959
Box   8  
Coonley Manufacturing 1909-1939
Box   8  
Development and Funding Co. 1907-1924 (2 folders)
Box   8  
National Pin Co. 1906-1916 (2 folders)
Box   8  
Southfield Co. 1924-1959 (3 folders)
Box   8  
Taxes (corporate excess tax plan) 1911
 
Newcomb-Endicott 1906-1954
Box   9  
Building renovations 1906-1910 (2 folders)
Box   9  
Lease negotiations 1923-1927 (2 folders)
Box   9  
Lease agreement 1926
Box   9  
Legal Department (W. Heckman) 1908-1936
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Trust proposal 1920-1954
Box   9  
General 1923-1945 (3 folders)
Box   9  
Sale to J.L. Hudson 1938-1943 (2 folders)
 
Packard Motor Car Company 1908-1952
Box   9  
Annual reports 1911-1950

(transferred to printed collection)

Box   9  
General 1908-1952
Box   9  
Journal 1909-1932
Box   9  
Pilot Insurance Co. 1930-1959
 
Properties 1908-1922
Box   9  
Plat book 1916-1920
Box   9  
Balance book 1919-1922
Box   9  
Ferry farm (Greenfield) 1908-1922 (6 folders)
Box   9  
Kirby-Ferry-Farnsworth 1914
 
Standard Accident Insurance Co. 1924-1946
Box   9  
General 1924-1941 (8 folders)
Box   10  
General (including merger with Planet) 1937-1957 (7 folders)
Box   10  
Triangle (balance, journal, and ledger) 1917-1925
 
Personal papers 1884-1960 [subseries]
Box   10  
Appointment books and diaries 1888-1959 (7 folders)
 
Army Service 1917-1945
Box   11  
Duty record 1917-1932
Box   11  
General 1917-1945 (4 folders)
 
Convoy
Box   11  
Correspondence, etc. 1918
Box   11  
1928

(photographs)

Box   11  
Automobile touring (including honeymoon trip through Virginia) 1900-1910 (4 folders)
 
Correspondence-Family 1885-1959
Box   11  
Acheson family (cousins) 1909-1956
 
Coonley, Queene Ferry (sister)
Box   11  
1888-1905 (8 folders)
Box   11  
1910-1928 (19 folders)
Box   12  
1929-1958 (15 folders)
Box   12  
Ellsworth, Emma Miller (?) 1921-1956
Box   12  
Ferry, Addie E. (mother),1885-1906 (15 folders)
 
Ferry, Dexter M., Jr. (letters penned to) 1888-1905
Box   12  
Ferry, Addie E.,1888-1900 (3 folders)
Box   12  
Ferry, Blanche 1889
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Ferry, Dexter M. (father) 1889-1900
Box   12  
Ferry, Edith 1889-1893
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Ferry, Queene 1889-1905
Box   12  
Mason, Chloe A. (cousin) 1892-1899
 
Ferry, Dexter Mason, III (son) 1921-1952
Box   12  
Hotchkiss Preparatory School 1921-1927 (2 folders)
Box   12  
Princeton 1929-1931
Box   12  
Personal 1932-1952
 
Ferry, Edith (sister) 1889-1893
Box   12  
1880-1883 (8 folders)
Box   13  
1884-1893 (14 folders)
Box   13  
1884-1889

(transcripts)

Box   13  
1880-1886

(Pat Young photos of Edith Ferry sketches and watercolors)

Box   13  
Ferry, Edith (daughter) 1914-1930
Box   13  
Ferry, Jeanette (daughter) 1926-1946
Box   13  
Ferry, Jeanette Hawkins (wife) (4 folders and 1 scrapbook) 1909-1959 (4 folders, 1 scrapbooks)
Box   13  
Hawkins-Hays family 1909-1952 (3 folders)
 
Hooker, Blanche Ferry (sister) 1908-1935 (24 folders)
Box   13  
1886-1905 (10 folders)
Box   14  
1909-1959 (27 folders)
Box   14  
Ferry Estate 1908-1916
Box   14  
Mason, Chloe A. (cousin) 1894-1899 (2 folders)
Box   14  
Miller family (cousins) 1898-1928 (3 folders)
Box   14  
Myrich, Mary 1911-1948
Box   15  
Weeks, A. M. (uncle) 1908-1914
Box   15  
Weeks, Dexter (cousin) 1908-1940
Box   15  
Weeks-Webb families 1912-1948
Box   15  
White, A. E. (cousin) 1901-1940
Box   15  
White, H. Kirke (cousin) 1926-1939
 
Correspondence-General: Chronological
Box   15  
1892-1893.
Box   15  
1894 (3 folders)
Box   15  
1895 (3 folders)
Box   15  
1896 (3 folders)
Box   15  
1897 (4 folders)
Box   15  
1898 (3 folders)
Box   15  
1900-1902
Box   15  
1907
Box   15  
1908-1909
Box   15  
1910-1912
Box   15  
1913-1915
Box   15  
1916-1917
Box   15  
1919-1922
Box   15  
1923-1927
Box   15  
1928
Box   15  
1929-1931
Box   15  
1932-1934
Box   15  
1936-1939
Box   15  
1940-1945
Box   15  
1946-1949
Box   15  
1950-1958
 
Education 1884-1914
Box   16  
Detroit Home and Day School 1884-1886 (2 folders)
Box   16  
Detroit High School 1890-1891 (2 folders)
Box   16  
University of Michigan 1892-1895 (3 folders)
Box   16  
Columbia University 1897-1898 (2 folders)
Box   16  
Sprague's Law School 1894-1900
Box   16  
Scriblerus Club 1902-1914 (3 folders)
 
Financial papers 1898-1959
Box   16  
Ferry, Addie (estate) 1898-1922
Box   16  
Ferry, Jeanette H. (estate),1950-1957
Box   16  
Hawkins family (estates) 1938-1947
Box   16  
Hawkins, James (estate) 1911-1923
Box   16  
Hawkins, William (estate) 1912-1952
Box   16  
Hays, Margaret (estate) 1911-1931
Box   16  
Hays, Richard (estate) 1913-1951
Box   16  
Household furnishings appraisal 1935
Box   16  
Taxes, personal property 1909-1959 (2 folders)
Box   16  
Trust, Dexter Mason Ferry 1933-1959 (3 folders)
 
Medical papers 1923-1952
Box   17  
Doctor Hibbs 1926-1936
Box   17  
General 1923-1952 (2 folders)
 
Miscellaneous 1901-1959
Box   17  
Delta Kappa Epsilon 1920-1959
Box   17  
Detroit Boat Club 1907-1959 (2 folders)
Box   17  
Detroit Tennis Club 1915-1916
Box   17  
Economic Club of Detroit 1939-1947
Box   17  
Grosse Pointe club 1924-1928
Box   17  
Huron Mountain cabin 1934-1950
Box   17  
Merrill-Palmer school 1929-1955
Box   17  
Omicron Literary Association 1902-1914
Box   17  
Woodward Cemetery 1923-1959
Box   17  
Woodward Avenue Congregational Church 1888-1911
 
Properties 1907-1959
Box   17  
Grosse Pointe, Jefferson Avenue house 1912-1937 (3 folders)
Box   17  
Milfer farm 1907-1959 (6 folders)
Box   17  
Milfer trust 1934-1959 (4 folders)
 
Scrapbooks and clippings: Alphabetical 1885-1905
Box   18  
Congregational Church 1895-1905
Box   18  
D. M. Ferry & Co. fire 1886
Box   18  
Ferry, Edith (in Santa Fe) 1885-1900
Box   18  
Scrapbooks and clippings: Chronological 1889-1959 (6 folders)
Oversize Volume   6  
Scrapbook 1901-1914
Oversize Volume   7  
Scrapbook 1914-1932
 
Philanthropic materials 1890-1962 [subseries]
 
Detroit Institute of Arts 1907-1959
Box   18  
1907-1945 (25 folders)

(includes material on Weber lawsuit)

Box   19  
1946-1959 (12 folders)

(includes 1948 photos of collection)

 
Fine Arts 1890-1959
Box   19  
Arts and Crafts Society 1915-1959
Box   19  
Ferry, Dexter Mason, Collection 1894-1939 (2 folders)
Box   19  
Gilbert, Cass (architect) 1915-1920
Box   19  
Grand Central Art Galleries 1925-1933
Box   19  
Paintings 1890-1959 (3 folders)
Box   19  
Scarab Club 1922-1941
Box   19  
Scudder, Janet (sculptor) 1919-1920
 
Miscellaneous 1908-1962
Box   19  
Boy Scouts of America 1915-1959
Box   19  
Chicago Theological Seminary 1922-1959
Box   19  
Children's Hospital of Michigan 1917-1947
Box   19  
Delta Kappa Epsilon, Omicron Literary Association 1909-1959
Box   19  
Detroit Citizens League 1919-1959
Box   19  
Detroit Opera Society 1931-1934
Box   19  
Detroit Symphony 1918-1959
Box   19  
Franklin Settlement 1943-1954
Box   19  
Grace Hospital 1908-1948
Box   19  
Grosse Pointe Library 1927-1954
Box   19  
Grosse Pointe Memorial Church 1919-1959
Box   19  
Grosse Pointe Mutual Aid and Neighborhood Club 1926-1962
Box   19  
Grosse Pointe Playgrounds 1921-1926
Box   20  
Leader Dog League 1941-1948
Box   20  
Michigan League of Planned Parenthood 1946-1957
Box   20  
National Recreation Association 1914-1959
Box   20  
North Woodward Congregational Church 1952-1956
Box   20  
Old Club 1909-1956
Box   20  
Old Newsboys/Goodfellows Club 1925-1952
Box   20  
Red Cross 1917-1942
Box   20  
United Foundation 1947-1950
Box   20  
Woman's Hospital 1923-1947
Box   20  
YMCA 1917-1958
Box   20  
Miscellaneous Detroit 1910-1959
 
Schools 1899-1960
Box   20  
Columbia University (Dean F. C. Keppel) 1910-1943
Box   20  
Cranbrook scholarship 1950-1959
Box   20  
Ferry, Dexter M., Jr. (school) 1923-1955
Box   20  
Grosse Pointe Country Day 1915-1940
Box   20  
Lawrenceville 1908-1960
Box   20  
Liggett School 1908-1960
Box   20  
Olivet College 1908-1950 (2 folders)
Box   20  
Vassar College 1899-1956 (2 folders)
 
University of Michigan 1910-1960
Box   20  
Alumni Association 1928-1948
Box   20  
Alumni Fund 1923-1959
Box   20  
Alumni Memorial Hall 1910-1915
Box   20  
Clements Library 1937-1947
Box   20  
Emeritus Club 1946
Box   20  
Fresh Air Camp 1928-1958
Box   20  
Honorary Master of Arts Degree 1933
Box   20  
Press 1928-1957 (2 folders)
Box   20  
Ruthven, Alexander G. 1929-1948
Box   20  
Stratton, Mary Chase, Fund 1942-1946
Box   20  
University of Michigan Club of Detroit 1947-1960 (2 folders)
Box   20  
Women's League Building Fund 1924-1931
 
Political materials 1899-1959 [subseries]
Box   20  
Michigan State Board of Education 1909-1913
 
Grosse Pointe City 1906-1959
Box   20  
Bond Register 1906-1946
Box   20  
Budgets and Financial Statements 1942, 1944-1952 (3 folders)
Box   21  
General 1920-1959, 1944-1951 (12 folders)
Box   21  
Scrapbook, State Legislature,1899-1902