Clarke Historical Library
Central Michigan University

Finding aid for
Union Publishing Company (Adams, New York) Business correspondence

Finding aid created by
Marian Matyn

Summary Information
Title: Union Publishing Company (Adams, New York) Business correspondence,
Creator: Union Publishing Co. (Adams, New York)
Inclusive dates: 1894-1900
Extent: 1 cubic foot (in 2 boxes)
Abstract:
The collection consists of the company's business correspondence, 1894-1900.

Call number: MSS.
Language: The material is in English
Repository: Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University
250 East Preston Street
Mount Pleasant, MI 48859
Phone: 989-774-3352
Fax: 989-774-2160
Email: clarke@cmich.edu
Website: http://clarke.cmich.edu


Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

Acc# 2581

Access Restrictions:

Union Publishing Company (Adams, New York) Business correspondence are open for research.

Copyright:

Copyright is unknown.

Preferred Citation:

Union Publishing Company (Adams, New York) Business correspondence, Folder # , Box #, Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University


Arrangement

Arrangement is chronological.


History

Organizational History:

The Union Publishing Company was a short-lived subscription map publishing firm operated by the H.O. Kenyon family of Adams, New York. The Company was bought out by the Union Publishing Company of Boston, a chief competitor, in 1899.


Collection Scope and Content Note

In general, the correspondence was addressed to the Company from field sales personnel working in Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana, reporting their sales, failures, and market potential. Most of the correspondence concerns the tactics and interference of salesmen of the National Publishing Company of Boston, a chief competitor, which eventually bought out the Union Publishing Company in 1899. Also included are scattered accounts, invoices, and expense accounts, as well as materials relating to H. O. Kenyon’s involvement in the Kenyon and Thomas Company, manufacturer of Hale’s ointment.

Subject Terms

    Subjects:
    • National Publishing Co.
    • Union Publishing Co. (Adams, N.Y.)
    • Kenyon, H. O.
    • Map industry and trade--United States.
    • Booksellers and bookselling--United States,
    • Michigan--Maps.
    • Indiana--Maps.
    • Ohio--Maps.
    Contents List
       Container / Location    Title
     
    Union Publishing Company (Adams, New York) Business correspondence are open for research. [series]:
    Box   1 F   1
    Fragments (of correspondence), 1890s
    Box   1 F   2
    Correspondence, 1894-1895
    Box   1 F   3
    Correspondence, 1896-1897
    Box   1 F   4
    Correspondence, January-November 1898
    Box   1 F   5
    Correspondence, December 1898
    Box   1 F   6
    Correspondence, [no month] 1899
    Box   1 F   7
    Correspondence, January 2-7, 1899
    Box   1 F   8
    Correspondence, January 14-19, 1899
    Box   1 F   9
    Correspondence, January 20-24, 1899
    Box   1 F   10
    Correspondence, January 25-27, 1899
    Box   1 F   11
    Correspondence, January 28-31, 1899
    Box   1 F   12
    Correspondence, February 1-5, 1899
    Box   1 F   13
    Correspondence, February 6-8, 1899
    Box   1 F   14
    Correspondence, February 9-13, 1899
    Box   1 F   15
    Correspondence, February 14-18, 1899
    Box   1 F   16
    Correspondence, February 19-21, 1899
    Box   1 F   17
    Correspondence, February 22-24, 1899
    Box   1 F   18
    Correspondence, February 25-28, 1899
    Box   1 F   19
    Correspondence, March 1-3, 1899
    Box   1 F   20
    Correspondence, March 7-8, 1899
    Box   1 F   21
    Correspondence, March 9-11, 1899
    Box   2 F   1
    Correspondence, March 12-14, 1899
    Box   2 F   2
    Correspondence, March 15-16, 1899
    Box   2 F   3
    Correspondence, March 17-18, 1899
    Box   2 F   4
    Correspondence, March 19-21, 1899
    Box   2 F   5
    Correspondence, March 22-23, 1899
    Box   2 F   6
    Correspondence, March 24-25, 1899
    Box   2 F   7
    Correspondence, March 26-27, 1899
    Box   2 F   8
    Correspondence, March 28-29, 1899
    Box   2 F   9
    Correspondence, March 30-31, 1899
    Box   2 F   10
    Correspondence, April 1-2, 1899
    Box   2 F   11
    Correspondence, April 3-4, 1899
    Box   2 F   12
    Correspondence, April 5-6, 1899
    Box   2 F   13
    Correspondence, April 7-8, 1899
    Box   2 F   14
    Correspondence, April 9-11, 1899
    Box   2 F   15
    Correspondence, April 12-18, 1899
    Box   2 F   16
    Correspondence, April 19-25, 1899
    Box   2 F   17
    Correspondence, April 26-29, 1899
    Box   2 F   18
    Correspondence, May 1899
    Box   2 F   19
    Correspondence, June-July 1899; October 1900