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William C. Weber papers [series]
 
Correspondence [subseries]

The correspondence is organized chronologically and runs from 1858 to 1940 (Boxes 1-17). Business and personal correspondence is interfiled. Among the topics found in this file are Weber's land dealings, the Cultural Center, activities of family members and associates in Germany during and after World War I, and business correspondence of Harry Weber.

Box   1  
1873-1887 (29 folders)
Box   2  
1888-April 1893 (29 folders)
Box   3  
May 1893-1898 (40 folders)
Box   4  
1899-1901 (36 folders)
Box   5  
1902-October 1903 (43 folders)
Box   6  
November 1903-October 1905 (40 folders)
Box   7  
November 1905-July 1907 (37 folders)
Box   8  
August 1907-September 1909 (44 folders)
Box   9  
October 1909-March 1911 (39 folders)
Box   10  
April 1911-September 1912 (32 folders)
Box   11  
October 1912-August 1914 (32 folders)
Box   12  
September 1914-May 1918 (41 folders)
Box   13  
June 1918-December 1922 (42 folders)
Box   14  
1923-1926 (45 folders)
Box   15  
1927-1940, undated (36 folders)
 
Letterbooks [subseries]
Box   16  
February 2, 1878-June 25, 1903 (15 volumes)
Box   17  
June 25, 1903-May 14, 1934 (9 volumes)
Box   18  
circa 1910-1921
Box   18  
circa 1922-1938
Box   18  
1924-1931
 
Business and Property Records [subseries]
Box   18  
Description of Weber property in mortgage proposal 1934
Box   18  
Ford Motor Company correspondence relating to Upper Peninsula lands 1916-1939 (14 folders)
Box   18  
Ford Motor Company miscellanea
Box   18  
Inventory of Big Bay Lumber Company property 1910s

(including buildings and equipment)

 
Inventory of Weber's lands
Box   18  
1890s?
Box   18  
May 1914
Box   18  
June 1930
Box   18  
Legal papers, Timothy and James Jerome v. Charles Ortman and Sigmund Rothschild 1880s
 
Mining reports
Box   18  
Arizona
Box   18  
Colorado
Box   18  
Idaho
Box   18  
Mexico
Box   18  
Montana
Box   18  
New Mexico
Box   18  
Ontario
Box   18  
Tennessee
Box   18  
Washington
 
Journals
Oversize Volume   1  
January 1880-February 1883

(1)

Oversize Volume   2  
Vol. A October 1882-April 1898

(2)

Oversize Volume   3  
Vol. B June 1898-August 1911

(3)

Oversize Volume   4  
Vol. C September 1910-April 1918

(4)

 
Ledgers
Oversize Volume   5  
1877-1882

(5)

Oversize Volume   6  
Vol. A 1882-1908

(6)

Oversize Volume   7  
Vol. B 1910-1916

(7)

 
Papers relating to the Detroit Cultural Center [subseries]

There is one foot of materials related to the Cultural Center (Box 19 and outsize folders) which documents Weber's role as a founder and trustee of the Cultural Center. the subseries includes files on the acquisition of the land for the site of the Center, the design competition, trustees minutes, a variety of financial and legal records, and outsize architectural site plans and property maps.

Box   19  
Art museum floor plans
 
Arts Commission
Box   19  
Papers relating to incorporation
Box   19  
Resolutions
Box   19  
Belle Isle development
Box   19  
Design competition for art museum
 
Legal papers relating to property acquisition
Box   19  
undated, 1908-1912
Box   19  
1914-1919
Box   19  
Money donated and expended in purchase of property
 
Museum of Art
Box   19  
Financial record 1910
Box   19  
Publications
Box   19  
Reports 1914
Box   19  
Trustees minutes 1911-1916
Box   19  
Museum of Art v. George Engel legal papers
Box   19  
Museum of Art v. William C. and Emma L. Weber legal papers
 
Newspaper clippings
Box   19  
Museum as city property
Box   19  
Plans for museum
Box   19  
Property acquisition
Box   19  
Miscellaneous
Box   19  
Public Library plan
Box   19  
Statement to Board of Trustees circa 1912
Box   19  
Weber pamphlet 1908
Box   19  
Weber pamphlet 1913
 
Weber's notes (8 folders)
Oversize Folder   1  
Detroit Cultural Center architectural site plans and property maps

(shelved in basement map cases)

 
Papers relating to Windsor property and the Detroit-Windsor tunnel and bridge [subseries]

The Detroit-Windsor Tunnel and Ambassador Bridge papers (Box 20 and outsize folders) relate to Weber's property holdings in Windsor and development of the Windsor Tunnel and the Ambassador Bridge.

Box   20  
Newspaper clippings relating to tunnel and bridge
Box   20  
Papers relating to growth potential and land prices
Box   20  
Papers relating to tunnel
Box   20  
Papers relating to Weber lands (4 folders)
Box   20  
Printed materials relating to development potential
Box   20  
Printed materials relating to tunnel and bridge
Box   20  
Proposals relating to Weber's tunnel property
Box   20  
Weber's notes (2 folders)
Box   20  
Scrapbook relating to Canadian development
Oversize Folder   2  
Clippings relating to the Detroit-Windsor bridge and tunnel
 
Land and Timber Records [subseries]

The Land and Timber Records subseries includes four feet (Boxes 20-23 and outsize folders) and 15 outsize volumes relate to Weber's land holdings. Chief among the land records are maps of Weber's holdings, compiled land purchase and tax records, and estimates of timber on Weber lands. The timber estimates are especially valuable as they contain detailed descriptions, and in many cases maps, of ground cover, environmental conditions, and cultural features on large tracts of land throughout northern Michigan.

Box   20  
Plat books of Weber's Lower Peninsula lands 1880s
Box   20  
Printed land sale lists
Box   20  
Printed lumber price lists 1912-1918
Box   20  
Section Two Mining Company records 1912-1917

(located in Marquette County, Michigan)

 
Timber estimates of Michigan lands
 
Alcona County
Box   20  
1870s
Box   20  
1890s
 
Alger County
Box   20  
1870s
Box   20  
1880s (2 folders)
Box   20  
1890s
Box   20  
1900s
Box   20  
1910s
 
Antrim County
Box   20  
1870s
Box   20  
1880s
 
Arenac County
Box   21  
1870s (2 folders)
Box   21  
1880s
Box   21  
1890s
 
Baraga County
Box   21  
1880s (2 folders)
Box   21  
1890s
Box   21  
1900s (2 folders)
Box   21  
1910s
Box   21  
1920s
 
Bay County
Box   21  
1870s (2 folders)
Box   21  
1880s
 
Charlevoix County
Box   21  
1870s
Box   21  
1880s
 
Cheboygan County
Box   21  
1870s
Box   21  
1880s
Box   21  
Chippewa County 1880s
Box   21  
Clare County 1870s
 
Crawford County
Box   21  
1870s (2 folders)
Box   21  
1880s (2 folders)
 
Delta County
Box   21  
1880s
Box   21  
1900s
Box   21  
Emmet County 1870s
 
Gladwin County
Box   21  
1870s
Box   21  
1880s
 
Iosco County
Box   21  
1870s
Box   21  
1880s
Box   21  
1890s
 
Iron County
Box   21  
1880s
Box   21  
1900s
Box   21  
Isabella County 1870s
 
Kalkaska County
Box   21  
1870s
Box   21  
1880s
Box   21  
Keweenaw County 1880s
Box   21  
Luce County 1880s
 
Marquette County
Box   22  
1870s
Box   22  
1880s (2 folders)
Box   22  
1890s (2 folders)
Box   22  
1900s (9 folders)
Box   22  
1910s (2 folders)
Box   22  
1920s
Box   22  
Midland County 1870s
 
Missaukee County
Box   22  
1870s
Box   22  
1880s
Box   22  
1890s
Box   22  
1900s
 
Ogemaw County
Box   23  
1870s (2 folders)
Box   23  
1880s
Box   23  
1890s (2 folders)
Box   23  
Ontonagon County 1880s
 
Oscoda County
Box   23  
1870s
Box   23  
1880s
Box   23  
1890s
 
Otsego County
Box   23  
1870s
Box   23  
1880s (2 folders)
Box   23  
1890s
 
Presque Isle County
Box   23  
1890s
Box   23  
1900s
 
Roscommon County
Box   23  
1870s (2 folders)
Box   23  
1880s (2 folders)
Box   23  
1900s
 
Schoolcraft County
Box   23  
1880s
Box   23  
1890s
Box   23  
1900s
Box   23  
Grand Rapids & Indiana lands 1880s
 
Miscellaneous
Box   23  
1870s
Box   23  
1880s
Box   23  
Timber report, California
Box   23  
Miscellanea
 
Record of land purchases and taxes [subseries]
Oversize Volume   8  
1876-1941

(8)

Oversize Volume   1  
Plat book of northern Michigan lands 1868-1876

(lands of Charles Ortmann and others) [chiefly maps)

Oversize Volume   2  
Record of lands in Michigan, Vol. A 1869-1886

(record of partnership of William C. Weber and Sigmund Rothschild) [includes maps)

Oversize Volume   3  
Record of lands in Michigan, Vol. B 1871-1891

(includes maps)

Oversize Volume   9  
Upper Peninsula lands of Charles Ortmann, Sigmund Rothschild, and Isaac Rosenwald 1873-1903

(includes maps] [9)

Oversize Volume   10  
U.P., Vol. I 1911-1928

(not exclusively Upper Peninsula lands, also includes Ontario property; includes maps] [10)

Oversize Volume   11  
U.P., Vol. II 1911-1928

(not exclusively Upper Peninsula lands, also includes Ontario property; includes maps] [11)

 
Miscellaneous [subseries]
Box   23  
C. Behr autograph book 1840s
Box   23  
Emma Behr autograph book 1873-1877
Box   23  
"A Resume" 1914

(publication by Marie Rominger relating to Germany and World War I)

Box   23  
Charles F. Weber patent
Box   23  
Christian A. Weber copybooks 1870s