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Hannah and Lay Company Business Records [series]

The Hannah and Lay Company Business Records series dates from 1846 to 1931 and documents both the operation of the company in Chicago and in Traverse City. The series includes correspondence, annual reports, and financial journals, daybooks, and ledgers. In addition, there are records detailing the acquisition of properties in the Grand Traverse area, shipping records, and records of the company store in Traverse City.

Box   1  
Corporate minutes April 9, 1895-January 13, 1931

(1-1)

 
Contracts and agreements
Box   1  
Undated, 1846-1850

(1-2)

Box   1  
1851-1855

(1-3)

Box   1  
1856-1857

(1-4)

Box   1  
1858-1874

(1-5)

 
Correspondence
Box   1  
April 15-September 30, 1881

(letterpress book)

(1-6)

Box   1  
Undated, July-August 1885

(1-7)

Box   1  
September 1885

(1-8)

Box   1  
November 1885

(1-9)

Box   1  
December 1885

(1-10)

Box   1  
January 1886

(1-11)

Box   1  
February-April 1886

(1-12)

Box   1  
May 1-15, 1886

(1-13)

Box   1  
May 16-31, 1886

(1-14)

Box   1  
June-October 1886

(1-15)

Box   1  
November-December 1886, 1886 undated

(1-16)

Box   1  
January-February 1887

(1-17)

Box   1  
March-September 1887

(1-18)

Box   1  
August-October 1888

(1-19)

Box   1  
November 1888

(1-20)

Box   1  
December 1888

(1-21)

Box   1  
January 1889

(1-22)

Box   1  
February 1889

(1-23)

Box   1  
March 1889

(1-24)

Box   1  
May 1895-May 1904

(letterbook)

(1-25)

Box   1  
1895-1903

(1-26)

Box   1  
1904

(1-27)

Box   1  
January-June 1905

(1-28)

Box   1  
July-December 1905

(1-29)

Box   1  
January-April 1906

(1-30)

Box   1  
May-August 1906

(1-31)

Box   1  
September-December 1906

(1-32)

Box   1  
1907

(1-33)

Box   1  
1910

(1-34)

 
Financial Reports
Box   1  
Lumber Camp and Boarding House Accounts book 1858-1861

(1-35)

Box   1  
Average Meal Time Book 1869-1870

(1-36)

Box   1  
Perry Hannah Loan Book 1883-1906

(1-37)

 
Annual Reports
Box   2  
1896-1900

(2-1)

Box   2  
1901-1908

(2-2)

Box   2  
1909-1910

(2-3)

Box   2  
1911-1914

(2-4)

Box   2  
1915-1917

(2-5)

Box   2  
1918-1919

(2-6)

 
Statements of Assets and Liabilities
Box   2  
1897-1900

(2-7)

Box   2  
1901-1904

(2-8)

Box   2  
1905-1908

(2-9)

 
Profit-Loss and Property Sold
Box   2  
1900-1901

(2-10)

Box   2  
1902-1904

(2-11)

Box   2  
1905-1908

(2-12)

 
Monthly Reports
Box   2  
May-December 1909

(2-13)

Box   2  
January-June 1910

(2-14)

Box   2  
July-December 1910

(2-15)

Box   2  
January-June 1911

(2-16)

Box   2  
July-December 1911

(2-17)

Box   2  
January-June 1912

(2-18)

Box   2  
July-December 1912

(2-19)

Box   2  
January-June 1913

(2-20)

Box   2  
July-December 1913

(2-21)

Box   2  
January-June 1914

(2-22)

Box   2  
July-December 1914

(2-23)

Box   2  
January-June 1915

(2-24)

Box   2  
May-November 1916

(2-25)

Box   2  
January-May 1917

(2-26)

 
Real Estate Records
 
List of Hannah Lay Lands
Oversize Volume   1  
1851-1853
Oversize Volume   2  
1870-1881
Box   2  
Inventory no. 2, Traverse City Village Lots, improved and unimproved 1891-1895

(2-27)

Box   2  
Ledger of Traverse City Land Sold 1889-1900
Oversize Volume   3  
Plat Book, Traverse City, Perry Hannah's Additions 1892-1914
Box   3  
Survey data drawn from first Grand Traverse property owned by HLC 1887

(3-1)

Box   3  
List of Property Rented circa 1894

(3-2)

 
Real Estate Inventories
Box   3  
1895-1898

(3-3)

Box   3  
1901-1902

(3-4)

Box   3  
1903-1904

(3-5)

Box   3  
1905-1908

(3-6)

Oversize Volume   4  
Traverse City Lot Book 1895-1929
Box   3  
Traverse City Unimproved Lot Book 1904-1928

(3-7)

 
Great Lakes Shipping Records
 
S. S. "City of Traverse"
Box   3  
Ledger 1871-1881

(3-8)

Box   3  
Ledger 1883-1887

(3-9)

Box   3  
Day Book 1878-1883

(3-10)

Box   3  
S. S. "Clara Ballet" Day Book 1878-1879

(3-11)

 
S. S. "City of Grand Rapids"
Box   3  
Day Book 1882-1884

(3-12)

Oversize Volume   5  
Freight Receipts 1883-1884
Box   3  
Seaman's Time Book 1883-1892

(3-13)

Box   3  
Captain's Account 1892

(3-14)

Oversize Volume   6  
S. S. "Faxton"-Shipping Invoices 1884
Box   4  
Grist Mill Inventories 1924-1926

(4-1)

 
General Business Records
 
Journals
 
Chicago
Oversize Volume   7  
1854-1860
Box   10 Roll   1
1860

(incomplete)

Box   10 Roll   1
1865
Box   10 Roll   1
1870
Box   10 Roll   1
1875
Box   10 Roll   1
1880
Box   10 Roll   1
October 1882-September 1883
 
Ledgers
 
Chicago
Oversize Volume   8  
1855-1862
Box   10 Roll   2
1855-1861
Box   10 Roll   2
1862-1867
Box   10 Roll   3
1867-1871
Box   10 Roll   3
1871-1874
Box   10 Roll   4
1874-1876
Box   10 Roll   4
1876-1878
Box   10 Roll   5
1878-1881
Box   10 Roll   5
1881-1884
 
Traverse City
Oversize Volume   9  
1852-1854
Oversize Volume   10  
1854-1856
Box   10 Roll   6
1858-1860
Box   10 Roll   6
1860-1862
Box   10 Roll   7
1864-1866
Box   10 Roll   8
1868-1871
Box   10 Roll   8
1875-1877
Box   10 Roll   9
1879-1880
Box   10 Roll   9
1880-1881
Box   10 Roll   10
1882-1883
Box   10 Roll   10
1884-1885
Box   10 Roll   11
1885-1886
Box   10 Roll   12
1889-1890
Box   10 Roll   13
1890-1891
Box   10 Roll   13
1894-1895
Box   10 Roll   14
1895-1897
Box   10 Roll   14
1899-1902
 
Miscellaneous accounts
Box   10 Roll   15
I 1905-1925
Box   10 Roll   16
II 1905-1925
Box   10 Roll   17
III 1905-1925
 
Cash Books
 
Chicago
Box   4  
1851-1861

(4-2)

Box   10 Roll   18
1860
Box   10 Roll   18
1865
Box   10 Roll   18
1870
Box   10 Roll   18
1875
Box   10 Roll   18
1880
Box   10 Roll   18
October 1882-September 1883
Box   10 Roll   18
1885
 
Traverse City
Box   10 Roll   19
1870
Box   10 Roll   19
1875
Box   10 Roll   19
1880
Box   10 Roll   19
October 1882-September 1883
Box   10 Roll   20
1885
Box   10 Roll   20
1895

(1890 data missing in original)

Box   10 Roll   20
1900
Box   10 Roll   20
1905
 
Daybooks
 
Chicago
Oversize Volume   11  
1852-1854
Box   4  
1855-1856

(4-3)

Box   10 Roll   21
1860
Box   10 Roll   21
1865
Box   10 Roll   21
1870
Box   10 Roll   21
1875
Box   10 Roll   22
1880
Box   10 Roll   22
October 1882-September 1883
Box   10 Roll   23
1885

(incomplete)

 
Traverse City
Box   4  
1852-1853

(4-4)

Box   4  
1853-1854

(4-5)

Box   4  
1854 (2 folders)

(4-6; 4-7)

Box   4  
1854-1855

(4-8)

Box   10 Roll   23
1860
Box   10 Roll   23
1865
Box   10 Roll   24
1870
Box   10 Roll   24
1875
Box   10 Roll   24
1880
Box   10 Roll   25
October 1882-September 1883
Box   10 Roll   25
1885
Box   10 Roll   26
1890
Box   10 Roll   26
1895
Box   10 Roll   26
1900
Box   10 Roll   26
1905
 
Traverse City Store
Box   4  
1857-1858

(4-9)

Box   5  
1858-1859

(5-1)

Box   5  
1859

(5-2)

Box   10 Roll   27
October 1882-September 1883
 
Miscellaneous
Box   10 Roll   27
1910
Box   10 Roll   27
1915
Box   10 Roll   28
1920
Box   10 Roll   28
1925
 
Hannah Lay Mercantile Company [series]

The second series - Hannah and Lay Mercantile Company -- details the diversification of the company into the retail business, and includes annual reports, correspondence, sales reports, financial records, invoices, and related materials. The series dates from 1883 to 1931.

 
Corporate Minutes
Box   5  
May 29, 1883-June 21, 1906

(5-3)

Box   5  
June 21, 1906-January 31, 1931

(5-4)

 
Annual Reports of General Manager and/or Secretary
Box   5  
1885-1888

(5-5)

Box   5  
1889-1891

(5-6)

Box   5  
1892-1894

(5-7)

Box   5  
1895-1897

(5-8)

Box   5  
1898-1900

(5-9)

Box   5  
1901-1903

(5-10)

Box   5  
1904-1905

(5-11)

 
Correspondence
Box   5  
December 1901-February 1907

(5-12)

Box   5  
1910-1916

(5-13)

Box   5  
1917

(5-14)

Box   5  
1918

(5-15)

Box   5  
January-October 1919

(5-16)

Box   5  
November-December 1919

(5-17)

Box   5  
January 1920

(5-18)

Box   5  
February 1920

(5-19)

Box   5  
March 1920

(5-20)

Box   5  
April 1920

(5-21)

Box   5  
May 1920

(5-22)

Box   5  
June 1920

(5-23)

Box   5  
July 1920

(5-24)

Box   5  
August 1920

(5-25)

Box   5  
September 1920

(5-26)

Box   6  
October 1920

(6-1)

Box   6  
November 1920

(6-2)

Box   6  
December 1920

(6-3)

Box   6  
Undated, January 1921

(6-4)

Box   6  
February 1921

(6-5)

Box   6  
March 1921

(6-6)

Box   6  
April 1921

(6-7)

Box   6  
May 1921

(6-8)

Box   6  
June 1921

(6-9)

Box   6  
July 1921

(6-10)

Box   6  
August 1921

(6-11)

Box   6  
September 1921

(6-12)

Box   6  
October 1921

(6-13)

Box   6  
November 1921

(6-14)

Box   6  
December 1921

(6-15)

Box   6  
Undated, January 1922

(6-16)

Box   6  
February 1922

(6-17)

Box   6  
March 1922

(6-18)

Box   6  
April 1922

(6-19)

Box   6  
May 1922

(6-20)

Box   6  
June 1922

(6-21)

Box   6  
July 1922

(6-22)

Box   6  
August 1922

(6-23)

Box   6  
September 1-15, 1922

(6-24)

Box   6  
September 16-30, 1922

(6-25)

Box   6  
October 1-15, 1922

(6-26)

Box   6  
October 16-31, 1922

(6-27)

Box   6  
November 1922

(6-28)

Box   6  
December 1922

(6-29)

Box   6  
Undated, January 1923

(6-30)

Box   6  
February 1923

(6-31)

Box   6  
March 1923

(6-32)

Box   6  
April 1923

(6-33)

Box   6  
May-June 1923

(6-34)

Box   6  
July 1923

(6-35)

Box   6  
August 1923

(6-36)

Box   6  
September-October 1923

(6-37)

Box   6  
November-December 1923

(6-38)

Box   6  
Undated, January 1924

(6-39)

Box   6  
February-March 1924

(6-40)

Box   6  
April-May 1924

(6-41)

Box   6  
June 1924

(6-42)

Box   6  
July 1924

(6-43)

Box   6  
August-September 1924

(6-44)

Box   6  
October-December 1924

(6-45)

Box   6  
December 1925

(6-46)

 
Miscellaneous Business Records
Oversize Volume   12  
Monthly Personnel Payrolls November 1882-February 1902
Box   7  
Personnel Lists 1883, 1890, 1896

(7-1)

 
Comparative Statements (Assets/Liabilities)
Box   7  
1892-1893

(7-2)

Box   7  
1893-1894

(7-3)

Box   7  
1894-1895

(7-4)

Box   7  
1895-1896

(7-5)

Box   7  
1896-1897

(7-6)

Box   7  
1897-1898

(7-7)

Box   7  
1898-1899

(7-8)

Box   7  
1899-1900

(7-9)

Box   7  
1900-1901

(7-10)

Box   7  
1901-1902

(7-11)

Box   7  
1902-1903

(7-12)

Box   7  
1903-1904

(7-13)

Box   7  
1905-1906

(7-14)

Box   7  
Statement of Estimated Worth 1893-1897

(7-15)

 
Monthly Divisional Reports
Box   7  
1907

(7-16)

Box   7  
1908

(7-17)

Box   7  
1909

(7-18)

Box   7  
1910

(7-19)

Box   7  
1911

(7-20)

Box   7  
1917

(7-21)

Box   7  
1918

(7-22)

Box   7  
1919

(7-23)

Box   8  
1920

(8-1)

Box   8  
1921

(8-2)

Box   8  
Merchandise Balances 1903

(8-3)

 
Departmental Reports of Sales
Box   8  
1907-1910

(8-4)

Box   8  
1911-1914

(8-5)

Box   8  
1915-1920

(8-6)

Box   8  
1921-1927

(8-7)

 
Salesmen's Reports
Box   8  
1910-1916

(8-8)

Box   8  
1917-1927

(8-9)

 
Monthly Reports (Total Sales/Total Purchases)
Box   8  
1907-1910

(8-10)

Box   8  
1911-1914

(8-11)

Box   8  
1915-1919

(8-12)

Box   8  
1920-1924

(8-13)

Box   8  
1925-1928

(8-14)

 
Sales Reports
Box   8  
1907-1916

(8-15)

Box   8  
1917-1920

(8-16))

Box   8  
1921-1923

(8-17)

Box   8  
1924-1926

(8-18)

Box   8  
Miscellaneous Patent Information

(8-19)

Box   8  
Company Scrapbook 1905-1907

(8-20)

Box   8  
Blueprints of Company Store undated

(8-21)

Box   8  
Photographs

(8-22)

Streetfront view of store and interior photo showing displays and arrangement of merchandise.

 
General Business Records
 
Journals
Box   10 Roll   29
October 1882-September 1883
Box   10 Roll   29
1885
Box   10 Roll   29
1890
Box   10 Roll   30
1895
Box   10 Roll   30
1900
Box   10 Roll   30
1905
Box   10 Roll   30
1910
Box   10 Roll   30
1915
 
Ledgers
Box   10 Roll   31
1883
Box   10 Roll   31
1884-1885
Box   10 Roll   32
1889-1890
Box   10 Roll   33
1894-1895
Box   10 Roll   34
1895-1896
Box   10 Roll   35
1900
Box   10 Roll   36
1904-1905
Box   10 Roll   37
1905-1906
 
Invoice Records
Box   10 Roll   38
1878-1882
Box   10 Roll   38
1882-1885
Box   10 Roll   39
1885-1888
Box   10 Roll   39
1888-1890
Box   10 Roll   39
1892-1893
Box   10 Roll   40
1893-1895
Box   10 Roll   40
1895-1897
Box   10 Roll   40
1897-1899
Box   10 Roll   41
1899-1901
Box   10 Roll   41
1901-1903
Box   10 Roll   41
1903-1904
Box   10 Roll   42
1904-1906
Box   10 Roll   42
1906-1908
Box   10 Roll   42
1908-1909
Box   10 Roll   42
1909-1910
Box   10 Roll   43
1911-1915
Box   10 Roll   43
1927-1928
 
Sales Distribution, General (monthly)
Box   10 Roll   43
1910
Box   10 Roll   43
1915
Box   10 Roll   43
1925
Box   10 Roll   43
1930
 
Sales Distribution, General (daily)
Box   10 Roll   43
1910
Box   10 Roll   44
1915
Box   10 Roll   44
1920
Box   10 Roll   45
1925
 
Remittance Registers
Box   10 Roll   45
1890
Box   10 Roll   45
1895
Box   10 Roll   45
1900
Box   10 Roll   45
1905
 
Bills Receivable Record
Box   10 Roll   45
1886-1892
Box   10 Roll   45
1889-1893
Box   10 Roll   45
1891-1896
Box   10 Roll   46
1892-1901
Box   10 Roll   46
1894-1907
 
Vouchers Audited
Box   10 Roll   46
1910
Box   10 Roll   47
1915
Box   10 Roll   48
1920
Box   10 Roll   49
1925
Box   10 Roll   49
Payrolls 1915-1917
Oversize Volume   13  
Certificates of Stocks
Box   9  
Master Negative Microfilm