Finding aid for the Henry Clay Frick Papers, Series V: Subject Files, 1848-1966, undated HCFF.1.5

 Part of the Frick Family Papers, on deposit from the Helen Clay Frick Foundation Archives

Summary Information

Repository
The Frick Collection/Frick Art Reference Library Archives10 East 71st Street
New York, NY, 10021
archives@frick.org
 © 2012 The Frick Collection. All rights reserved.
Creator
Frick, Henry Clay, 1849-1919.
Title
Henry Clay Frick Papers, Series V: Subject Files
ID
HCFF.1.5
Date
1848-1966, undated
Extent
34.3 Linear feet
Abstract
Henry Clay Frick (1849-1919), a Pittsburgh industrialist who made his fortune in coke and steel, was also a prominent art collector. This series consists of materials organized by subject, and includes documentation of Frick's investments, real estate holdings, personal and household matters, and philanthropic activities.

Preferred Citation

Henry Clay Frick Papers, Series V: Subject Files. The Frick Collection/Frick Art Reference Library Archives.

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Biographical Note

Henry Clay Frick (1849-1919) was a prominent industrialist and art collector who made his fortune in the coal, coke, steel, and railroad industries. Born into modest circumstances in West Overton, Pa., Frick ended his formal education by the mid-1860s. In 1871, he borrowed money to purchase a share in a coking concern that would eventually become the H.C. Frick Coke Co. Over the next decade, he continued to expand his business through the acquisition of more coal lands and coke ovens, and entered into partnership with fellow industrialist Andrew Carnegie in 1882. Frick assumed the chairmanship of Carnegie Bros. & Co. (later Carnegie Steel Co.) in 1889, and served in that capacity until his resignation from the company in December 1899. During his tenure as chairman, differences between Frick and Carnegie emerged, most significantly in their approach to labor issues. The 1892 Homestead Strike further strained relations between the two men, and in 1899, Frick permanently severed his relationship with Carnegie.

For the remainder of his life, however, Frick continued to be a fixture in industrial and financial circles in America. He served as a director of United States Steel Corporation, and of various railroads, banks, insurance companies, and invested in property in and around Pittsburgh, as well as in Massachusetts, New York, and Indiana. He also served on the boards of cultural, educational, and charitable organizations, including the American Academy in Rome, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Princeton University. Frick was a life-long collector of art, focusing chiefly on Old Master paintings by artists such as Rembrandt, Van Dyck, Vermeer, and Gainsborough. Upon his death in 1919, he bequeathed his New York City residence, along with the paintings, sculpture, furnishings, and decorative objects therein as a public museum now known as The Frick Collection.

Frick was married to Adelaide Howard Childs of Pittsburgh, with whom he had four children: Childs Frick (1883-1965), Martha Howard Frick (1885-1891), Helen Clay Frick (1888-1984), and Henry Clay Frick, Jr. (born 1892, died in infancy). They maintained a home (Clayton) in Pittsburgh's East End, as well as an elaborate summer residence (Eagle Rock) on Boston’s North Shore, which was completed in 1906. From 1905-1914, the family also occupied the Vanderbilt mansion at 640 Fifth Avenue in New York, before building their own residence on the site of the former Lenox Library at Fifth Avenue and 70th Street. Henry Clay Frick died in New York on 2 December 1919.

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Scope and Content Note

Henry Clay Frick's Subject Files, 1848-1966 and undated, consist of correspondence, financial records, legal documents, notes, and printed material on a variety of topics relating to Frick's personal and business interests. These files were organized by Frick's office staff in Pittsburgh, and do not adhere to any chronological or alphabetical filing system. Instead, documents on a particular topic were gathered into an envelope, and envelopes were assigned sequential numbers. Four separate runs of numbers have been arranged in this series as the following four subseries: I: General Subject Files, II: Unfinished Matters, III: Finished Matters, and IV: Agreements. The last subseries among these papers, Subseries V: Bound Volumes, contains a handful of miscellaneous volumes used by Frick's office staff.

Subseries I: General Subject Files, 1848-1966 and undated, is the most voluminous of the materials in this series. These files largely concern real estate transactions, loans and financial assistance to family members, friends, and business associates, and investments in railroads, utilities, mining, banking, and manufacturing. Other topics of interest include Frick's private railroad car “Westmoreland,” the family's box at the Metropolitan Opera; social events hosted by the Frick family, and membership in a range of clubs, societies, and other organizations. These papers also document philanthropic endeavors and the lease of various properties, including the Vanderbilt mansion at 640 Fifth Avenue in New York, the Robert S. Bradley house in Prides Crossing, Mass., a vacation cottage in Palm Beach, Fla., apartments at Louis Sherry's in New York, and the charter of the steam yacht Shemara. An alphabetical index of topics and their corresponding envelope numbers is filed in the beginning of the subseries. Note that some gaps exist among the sequence of envelope numbers, and that some envelopes are empty, indicating that their contents may have been removed and stored elsewhere by Frick's office staff. The location of materials transferred out of these files is often unclear.

Subseries II: Unfinished Matters, 1903-1949 and undated, and Subseries III: Finished Matters, 1907-1921 and undated, appear to be two parts of the same sequence of numbered envelopes. As in the General Subject Files subseries, documents pertaining to a transaction or topic were assigned a numbered envelope. Notations were made on the envelopes concerning action taken and the existence of relevant documentation. Matters considered unresolved at the time of Frick's death were probably left in their envelopes, even though action may have been taken and recorded in the course of handling Frick's estate. For those matters considered resolved during Frick's lifetime, the envelope was stamped "Closed" and the contents of the envelopes were removed to another location as indicated on the envelope, with the empty envelope remaining in the file. Documentation from closed matters was transferred into the General Subject Files above (sometimes referred to in notes as the "regular file") or the Henry Clay Frick's Voucher Files, also in this repository (http://www.frick.org/archives/FindingAids/HCFVouchers.html). While the envelopes in the Unfinished Matters subseries are largely empty, they do contain detailed summaries of action taken and existing documentation, and can provide references to materials filed elsewhere among Frick's papers.

Subseries IV: Agreements, 1884-1925 and undated, pertain largely to real estate transactions and investments in in various companies. Exceptions to this include an agreement with F.J. Osterling for renovations at Clayton, and contracts for utilities at Clayton and the Frick Building. A bound record of agreements filed at the beginning of the subseries contains details such as the parties involved, pertinent dates (i.e. expiration, payment, renewal, cancellation, etc.), a synopsis, and the location of related documentation. As with the General Subject Files, Unfinished Matters, and Finished Matters, there are unexplained gaps in the sequence of numbered agreements in this subseries.

A small group of materials, Subseries V: Bound Volumes, 1911-1920s, contains an address book, an index to a file case, and an inventory of securities held in a safe deposit box.

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Arrangement

Materials are arranged in five subseries:

I. General Subject Files, 1848-1966, undated

II. Unfinished Matters, 1903-1949, undated

III. Finished Matters, 1907-1921, undated

IV. Agreements, 1884-1925, undated

V. Bound Volumes, 1911-1920s

Files are primarily arranged by envelope number; unnumbered envelopes are arranged alphabetically by title.

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Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

These records are open for research under the conditions of The Frick Collection/Frick Art Reference Library Archives access policy. Contact the Archives Department for further information at archives@frick.org.

Provenance

On deposit from the Helen Clay Frick Foundation, 2001.

Processing Information

Arranged and described by Julie Ludwig, 2012, with funding from the Helen Clay Frick Foundation.

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Controlled Access Headings

Genre(s)

  • Deeds.
  • Financial records.

Personal Name(s)

  • Frick, Adelaide Howard Childs, 1859-1931.
  • Frick, Childs, 1883-1965.
  • Frick, Helen Clay, 1888-1984.
  • Frick, Henry Clay, 1849-1919.

Subject(s)

  • Railroads--History.
  • Steel industry and trade.

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Collection Inventory

Subseries I: General Subject Files
 

Files in this subseries largely concern real estate transactions, loans and financial assistance to family members, friends, and business associates, and investments in railroads, utilities, mining, banking, and manufacturing. Other topics of interest include Frick's private railroad car "Westmoreland," the family's box at the Metropolitan Opera; social events hosted by the Frick family, and membership in a range of clubs, societies, and other organizations. These papers also occasionally contain information regarding philanthropic endeavors, art purchases, and the lease of various properties, including the Vanderbilt mansion at 640 Fifth Avenue in New York, the Robert S. Bradley house in Prides Crossing, Mass., a vacation cottage in Palm Beach, Fla., apartments at Louis Sherry's in New York, and charter of the yacht Shemara. An alphabetical index of topics and their corresponding envelope numbers is filed in the beginning of the subseries. Note that some gaps exist among the sequence of envelope numbers, and that some envelopes are empty, indicating that their contents may have been removed and stored elsewhere by Frick's office staff. The location of materials transferred out of these files is often unclear.

Folders are arranged by envelope number.

Box Folder Date
1 1

"Index to Miscellaneous Papers" [preservation photocopy]
 

Alphabetical index to Henry Clay Frick's subject files.

undated
1 2

#1: Bills Receivable - D.B. Kinch correspondence
 

Correspondence to, from, and about the financial situation of D.B. Kinch.

1918-1919
1 3

#1: Bills Receivable - D.B. Kinch receipts and check register
 

Receipts for bills incurred by D.B. Kinch, with accompanying check register for the Union Savings Bank of Pittsburgh.

1919
1 4

#1: Bills Receivable - Bondholders' Committee, Fort Smith & Western Railroad Co.
 

Re: deferred interest

1915-1917
1 5

#1: Bills Receivable - Bondholders' Committee, Fort Smith & Western Railroad Co.
 

Certificate of Indebtedness

1917-1921
1 6

#1: Bills Receivable - Bondholders' Committee, Fort Smith & Western Railroad Co.
 

Certificates of Deposit

1920-1922
1 7

#1: Bills Receivable - Loan to John Watson of Bayside, Long Island
 

1909
1 8

#1: Bills Receivable - U.S. Steel stock owned by Marika Ogiz
 

1915
1 9

#1: Bills Receivable - Registered mail insurance
 

1915
1 10

#1: Bills Receivable - The Lido Corporation
 

1919-1920
2 1

#1-A: Accounts Receivable - Loan to Alfonse Jongers
 

Contains correspondence re: commission of a portrait of John C. Tappin.

1916-1917
2 2

#1-A: Accounts Receivable - Loan to Charles W. Culp
 

1904-1905
2 3

#1-A: Accounts Receivable - Loan to F.T. Cole
 

1907
2 4

#1-A: Accounts Receivable - Loan to Francis T.F. Lovejoy
 

1912-1914
2 6

#1-A: Accounts Receivable - Loan to Judge Joseph Buffington
 

1911-1915
2 7

#1-A: Accounts Receivable - Loan to Louise Inglis
 

Includes correspondence re: two Millet drawings Mrs. Inglis wishes to sell.

1910-1915
2 8

#1-A: Accounts Receivable - Loan to Lyman B. Childs
 

1915
2 9

#1-A: Accounts Receivable - Loan to Walter Scranton
 

1910
2 10

#1-A: Accounts Receivable - Louis Rott
 

Re: Lynch property, purchased by Rott in 1896.

1896-1899
2 11

#1-A: Accounts Receivable - Note - Asa P. Childs, Jr.
 

1906-1922
2 12

#1-A: Accounts Receivable - Note - Bondholders' Committee, Fort Smith & Western Railroad Co.
 

1916-1924
2 13

#1-A: Accounts Receivable - Note - Charles McK. Lynch
 

1919-1920
2 14

#1-A: Accounts Receivable - Note - Carl C. Law
 

1911-1914
2 15

#1-A: Accounts Receivable - Note - C.S. Overholt
 

1907-1909
2 16

#1-A: Accounts Receivable - Notes - Donner Steel Co., Inc.
 

1920-1922
2 17

#1-A: Accounts Receivable - Note - Elliott Rodgers
 

1912
2 18

#1-A: Accounts Receivable - Note - George Nox McCain
 

1909-1911
2 19

#1-A: Accounts Receivable - Note - George W. Delamater
 

1903-1908
2 20

#1-A: Accounts Receivable - Note - Guild of Boston Artists
 

1914-1923
2 21

#1-A: Accounts Receivable - Note - Isham Carter/William Wallace
 

1892
2 22

#1-A: Accounts Receivable - Note - Joseph Holroyd
 

1914
2 23

#1-A: Accounts Receivable - Note - Katherine M. Snyder
 

1917-1922
2 24

#1-A: Accounts Receivable - Note - Lawrence Litchfield
 

1918-1922
2 25

#1-A: Accounts Receivable - Notes - miscellaneous (canceled, overdue, etc.)
 

1885-1912
2 26

#1-A: Accounts Receivable - Notes - Oliver Mining Co.
 

1900
2 27

#1-A: Accounts Receivable - Notes - W.H. Donner
 

1920-1922
2 28

#1-A: Accounts Receivable - Notes - Wm. Martin
 

1902
3 1

#1-B: Bills Payable - $1,250,000 note at First National Bank
 

Includes correspondence with Duveen Brothers.

1916-1920
3 2

#1-B: Bills Payable - W.J. Naughton note ($416,100)
 

1917-1920
3 3

#1-B: Bills Payable - W.J. Naughton note ($1,300,000)
 

1917-1920
3 4

#2: Mortgages - D.B. Kinch
 

1916-1921
3 5

#2: Mortgages - D.D. Gage
 

1914-1920
3 6

#2: Mortgages - George H. Doerr
 

1898-1907
3 7

#2: Mortgages - Heyl & Patterson, Inc.
 

1920-1924
3 8

#2: Mortgages - Markle family
 

1887-1889
3 9

#2: Mortgages - Rachel Roy/Mary C. O'Connell
 

1904-1922
3 10

#2: Mortgages - Tinstman family
 

1910-1925
3 11

#2: Mortgages - University of Pittsburgh
 

1921-1924
4 1

#2-A: Mortgages - Holroyd family
 

1898-1904
4 2

#2-A: Mortgages - Joseph P. Hoguet
 

1919-1923
4 3

#2-A: Mortgages - Josiah V. Thompson
 

1914-1915
4 4

#2-A: Mortgages - Litchfield bond and mortgage
 

1904-1905
4 5

#2-A: Mortgages - Matthew H. Thompson
 

1896-1898
4 6

#2-A: Mortgages - Papers re: various bonds and mortgages
 

1877-1898, undated
4 7

#2-A: Mortgages - Country Club of Allegheny County
 

1921-1925
4 8

#2-A: Mortgages - Joseph P. Hoguet fire insurance
 

1919-1923
4 9

#2-A: Mortgages - T. Lea Hamnett
 

1916
4 10

#3: A. Overholt & Co. stock
 

1921
4 11

#4: South Penn Railway Co.
 

1881
4 12

#6: Homewood Cemetery lot
 

1892-1918
4 13

#7: Shady Side lot
 

undated
4 14

#8: Thomas St. property - called Doerr property on books
 

1901
4 15

#10: Mt. Pleasant property
 

1891-1906, undated
4 16

#11: Anna Belle and Baker mine - Assay certificates
 

Mining property in Colorado.

1903-1904
4 17-18

#11: Anna Belle and Baker mine - Correspondence
 

Mining property in Colorado.

1881-1902
5 1-3

#11: Anna Belle and Baker mine - Correspondence (continued)
 

Chiefly correspondence with George D. Nickel; later correspondents include Frederick Brooks, Mrs. Jesse C. Wiley, Louise Brooks, and Virginia B. Carnegie.

1903-1939
5 4-5

#11: Anna Belle and Baker mine - Deed folders
 

1879-1897
5 6-7

#11: Anna Belle and Baker mine - Expenditures
 

1903-1904
5 8

#11: Anna Belle and Baker mine - Legal documents
 

1882-1903
5 9

#11: Anna Belle and Baker mine - Maps and newspaper clippings
 

5 10

#11: Anna Belle and Baker mine - Taxes
 

1897-1929
5 11

#12: Lincoln Ave. property
 

See No. 49: McPherson St. property

undated
5 12

#13: Mrs. A.H.C.F. Papers
 

Contains estate inventory of Adelaide H.C. Frick's mother, Martha H. Childs.

1889
6 1

#15: Carnegie Bros. & Co., Ltd.; Carnegie Phipps & Co., Ltd.; and Carnegie Steel Co., Ltd.
 

1889-1912
6 2

#15-A: Carnegie option
 

Contains agreements between Henry Clay Frick, Andrew Carnegie, Henry Phipps, W.H. Moore, and P.C. Knox.

1899, 1905, undated
6 3

#16: North American Phonograph Co. / P.L. Walter [empty envelope]
 

undated
6 4

#17: Union Land Co. - Envelope only
 

undated
6 5

#17: Union Land Co. - Canceled checks and receipts
 

1889-1914
6 6

#17: Union Land Co. - Check register
 

1911-1925
6 7

#17: Union Land Co. - Correspondence
 

1892-1910
6 8

#17: Union Land Co. - Dissolution papers
 

1925
6 9

#17: Union Land Co. - Dividend payments
 

1923
6 10

#17: Union Land Co. - Federal capital stock tax
 

1918-1925
6 11

#17: Union Land Co. - Federal income tax
 

1909-1919
7 1

#17: Union Land Co. - Federal income tax (continued)
 

1920-1927
7 2

#17: Union Land Co. - Insurance
 

1892
7 3

#17: Union Land Co. - Letterpress book
 

1891-1919
7 4

#17: Union Land Co. - Minute book
 

1889-1910
7 5

#17: Union Land Co. - Mortgages
 

1888-1892
7 6

#17: Union Land Co. - Pennsylvania capital stock taxes
 

1890-1916
8 1

#17: Union Land Co. - Pennsylvania capital stock taxes (continued)
 

1917-1925
8 2

#17: Union Land Co. - Pennsylvania emergency profits tax
 

1923-1924
8 3

#17: Union Land Co. - Renting agent
 

1889-1898
8 4

#17: Union Land Co. - Resignations
 

1910, undated
8 5

#17: Union Land Co. - Stock
 

1891-1909
8 6

#17: Union Land Co. - Stock certificates
 

1889-1891
8 7

#17: Union Land Co. - Tax on corporations
 

1909
8 8

#21: Union Bridge Co.
 

undated
8 9

#22: Elizabeth Frick's heirs (John S.R. Overholt, et al)
 

1872-1888
8 10-12

#25: Homewood Improvements - Bills
 

Includes invoices from 1891-1892 for plumbing, masonry, foundry and other metal work, carpentry, and cement work at Henry Clay Frick's Pittsburgh residence (Clayton). Bills are approved by F.J. Osterling. Materials dating from 1896-1897 include summaries of expenses, a statement from A. Overholt & Co., and invoices for a 12-volume edition of the complete works of Robert Burns.

1891-1897
8 13

#25: Homewood Improvements - Orchestrion
 

Folder contains specifications for the new positioning of the orchestrion, prepared by architects Alden & Harlow.

circa 1890s
8 14

#25: Homewood Improvements - Osterling, F.J.
 

Contains correspondence from Osterling to Frick re: charges for the renovation work being done at Clayton.

1891
9 1

#28: Second Ave. property (Nos. 133 and 135 Second Ave.)
 

undated
9 2

#29: W.J. Hitchman
 

1889
9 3

#29: Joseph Rist
 

1869-1887
9 4

#32: Henry Phipps, Jr. and Robert Pitcairn; Frank Thomson and Robert Pitcairn
 

undated
9 5-6

#34: Baldwin Estate
 

1848-1887, undated
9 7

#35: Illinois Steel Co.
 

1892-1893
9 8

#36: Delaware & New England Co. and Philadelphia, Reading & New England Railroad Co. Securities
 

1889-1910
9 9

#37: Brushton property
 

1892-1923
9 10

#38: Monro property, 22nd Ward, Pittsburgh
 

1892
10 1

#39: English property, 22nd Ward, Pittsburgh
 

1891-1919
10 2

#40: F.J. Osterling [empty envelope]
 

undated
10 3

#41: Receipt for will of H.C. Frick from Fidelity Title & Trust Co.
 

1899
10 4

#42: Castalia Sporting Club
 

1893-1916
10 5-6

#44: Beck property, 22nd Ward, Pittsburgh
 

1892-1921
10 7

#45: Mrs. L.C. Carnegie property, 22nd Ward, Pittsburgh [empty envelope]
 

undated
10 8

#46: Mercantile Library Hall Co.; James F. Hudson.
 

Folder contains cross reference only.

undated
10 9

#47: Lake Erie and Ohio River Ship Canal - Correspondence, A-C
 

1905-1916
10 10

#47: Lake Erie and Ohio River Ship Canal - Correspondence, D-F
 

1905-1917
11 1

#47: Lake Erie and Ohio River Ship Canal - Correspondence, G-K
 

1905-1914
11 2

#47: Lake Erie and Ohio River Ship Canal - Correspondence, Lang & Cassidy
 

1905-1910
11 3

#47: Lake Erie and Ohio River Ship Canal - Correspondence, Le-M
 

1905-1914
11 4

#47: Lake Erie and Ohio River Ship Canal - Correspondence, N-P
 

1905-1914
11 5

#47: Lake Erie and Ohio River Ship Canal - Correspondence, R
 

1905-1914
11 6

#47: Lake Erie and Ohio River Ship Canal - Correspondence, S-W
 

1905-1915
11 7

#47: Lake Erie and Ohio River Ship Canal - List of industrial plants in the Pittsburgh district
 

1907
11 8

#48: Alldred Lot and Gillespie Lot
 

1894-1906
11 9

#49: McPherson Street Property
 

1882-1911, undated
11 10

#50: Life Insurance - Abstracts and general correspondence
 

1900-1919
12 1

#50: Life Insurance - Berkshire Life policy #31580
 

1890-1919
12 2

#50: Life Insurance - Connecticut Mutual Life policy #190336
 

1890-1919
12 3

#50: Life Insurance - Equitable Life [various policies]
 

1886-1926
12 4

#50: Life Insurance - Mutual Benefit Life policy #158055
 

1887-1920
12 5

#50: Life Insurance - Mutual Life policy #163109
 

1887-1919
12 6

#50: Life Insurance - Nederland Life policy #54105
 

1895-1920
12 7

#50: Life Insurance - New York Life policy #103932
 

1893-1920
13 1

#50: Life Insurance - New York Life policies #497958 and 501052
 

1912-1917
13 2

#50: Life Insurance - State Mutual Life policy #23135
 

1891-1919
13 3

#51: South West Natural Gas Co.
 

1896-1908
13 4

#53: Butler & Pittsburgh Railroad Syndicate
 

Folder contains cross reference only.

undated
13 5

#54: Consolidated Traction Co.
 

Folder contains cross reference only.

undated
13 6

#55: Mrs. Jane Clark property
 

1888-1897
13 7

#56: Bonds given various parties
 

Re: promissory note of M.P. and J.R. Schooley.

1896
13 8

#57: Virginia coal property
 

Folder contains cross reference only.

undated
13 9

#58: Union League of Philadelphia
 

1897
13 10

#59: Spencer A. Ford - Insurance policy
 

1909
13 11

#60: Plans of T.A. Gillespie property
 

Re: property in Pittsburgh's 22nd Ward.

1893-1900, undated
13 12

#61: Gallant property and Lepper property
 

Re: property in Pittsburgh's 22nd Ward.

1897-1898, undated
13 13

#62: South Highland Avenue property; Highland Building
 

1897-1915
13 14

#63: Reynolds Street property
 

1901-1914, undated
14 1

#64: Colorado Electric Power Co.; Colorado Light and Power Co.
 

1897-1911
14 2

#65: David Fraser property, or Morgan property
 

Re: property in Pittsburgh's 22nd Ward.

1895-1898
14 3-4

#66: North Woods Club and cottage
 

1896-1913
14 5

#67: Bellefield Co.
 

1897-1928
14 6

#68: Smith property
 

Re: property of James O. and Margaret E. Smith in Pittsburgh's 22nd Ward.

1897
14 7

#70: Bank of Charleroi
 

1898-1900
14 8

#72: Revere Coal Tract
 

Folder contains cross reference only.

undated
14 9

#73: Sterrett School House property
 

1892-1898
14 10

#74: Vandevort property
 

Folder contains cross reference only.

undated
14 11-12

#75: Diamond Street property
 

Re: property in Pittsburgh's 2nd Ward.

1893-1925
15 1

#75: Diamond Street property - Rent statements
 

1898-1903
15 2-3

#75: Diamond Street property - Vouchers
 

1898-1903
15 4-6

#75: Diamond Street property - Widening project
 

1919-1921
15 7

#77: Lake Michigan Tract [empty envelope]
 

See Henry Clay Frick Papers, Series: Deed Files for more documentation on this property.

undated
15 8

#78: New Castle Gas Company stock
 

1898-1899
15 9

#81: Plans of various properties
 

1901-1902, undated
15 10-11

#82: New York Shipbuilding Co.
 

1899-1915
16 1

#82: New York Shipbuilding Co. (continued)
 

16 2

#83: Cornucopia Mines [empty envelope]
 

undated
16 3

#83: McDondald property; Braddock Avenue property [empty envelope]
 

undated
16 4-5

#85: Schwarz tract, 22nd Ward, Pittsburgh
 

1899-1914
16 6

#86: Continental Coke Co. [empty envelope]
 

undated
16 7

#87: Wylie Monongahela River property [empty envelope]
 

undated
16 8

#89: Big Meadows Gas Co. [empty envelope]
 

undated
16 9

#92: Dean property [empty envelope]
 

undated
16 10

#93: Trust Company of America
 

1899
16 11

#94: American Ship Building Co.
 

1899
16 12

#95: Windella Pineapple Co. [empty envelope]
 

undated
16 13

#96: Horn property [empty envelope]
 

undated
16 14

#97: Snee property [empty envelope]
 

undated
16 15

#98: Dutch property [empty envelope]
 

undated
16 16

#99: Fort Pitt Natural Gas Co.; Manufacturers Light & Heat Co.
 

1899-1909
16 17

#100: Large property [empty envelope]
 

undated
16 18

#101: Amalgamated Copper Co. [empty envelope]
 

undated
16 19

#102: Central District & Printing Telegraph Co. contract
 

1899-1915
16 20

#103: "16 to 1" and Crystal Mining Co.; Rex Mining Co.
 

1899-1924
16 21

#104: Lease of Rooms 919 and 920 from Carnegie Steel Co. to H.C. Frick [empty envelope]
 

undated
16 22

#105: Oil paintings
 

Re: insurance on paintings while in transit, on exhibition, etc.

1904-1907
17 1-2

#106: Blair Land Co. property; Monongahela River property
 

1898-1905
17 3

#107: Bradshaw property
 

Re: property located in Jefferson Township, Allegheny County, Pa.

1899
17 4

#108: Blair property (Geo. W. Blair)
 

Re: property located in Jefferson Township, Allegheny County, Pa.

1899
17 5

#109: Blackburn property; heirs of R.M. Blackburn [empty envelope]
 

undated
17 6

#111: Rochester Heat & Light Co. [empty envelope]
 

undated
17 7

#112: Penn Cotton Mill [empty envelope]
 

undated
17 8

#113: Elizabeth Water Co.; Monongahela Valley Water Co. [empty envelope]
 

undated
17 9

#114: Central Railroad Co. of New Jersey
 

1899-1900
17 10

#115: H.C. Frick Coke Co. and allied companies
 

1894-1895
17 11

#116: Columbia Chemical Co.
 

1899-1920
17 12

#117: Pittsburgh, Virginia & Charleston Railway Co.
 

1900-1903
17 13

#118: Allegheny Valley Railway Co.
 

1900
18 1

#118: Allegheny Valley Railway Co. (continued)
 

1901-1906
18 2

#119: Union Trust Company of Pittsburgh
 

1900-1919
18 3-8

#121: Oil investment
 

Re: Standard Oil subsidiaries

1911-1914
18 9

#121: Oil investment (A-C)
 

Anglo-American Oil Co. - Crescent Pipe Line Co.

1911-1915
18 10

#121: Oil investment (C-N)
 

Cumberland Pipe Line Co.-Northern Pipe Line Co.

1912-1914
19 1

#121: Oil investment (O-S)
 

Ohio Oil Co. - Solar Refining Co.

1911-1913
19 2

#121: Oil investment (S continued)
 

South Penn Oil Co. - Southern Pipe Line Co.

1911-1913
19 3

#121: Oil investment (S continued)
 

Standard Oil Co. of California

1912-1913
19 4

#121: Oil investment (S continued)
 

Standard Oil Co. of Indiana - Standard Oil Co. of New Jersey

1911-1914
19 5

#121: Oil investment (S-W)
 

Standard Oil Co. of New York - Washington Oil Co.

1911-1913
19 6

#121: Oil investment (W)
 

Waters Pierce Oil Co.

1911-1913
19 7

#121: Oil investment
 

Memoranda of dividends, proxies, etc.

1911-1914
20 1

#122: Agreement re: yacht "Shemara"
 

Chartered from Amzi L. Barber through Tans, Lemoine & Crane. Folder contains correspondence, contract, crew list, notes for recommended cruises along the eastern seaboard, and an abstract log compiled by the captain.

1900-1901
20 2

#122: Guestbook for yacht "Shemara"
 

1900
20 3

#123: Interest in Republic Coke Co.
 

1900-1902
20 4-6

#123: Interest in Union Steel Co.
 

1900-1931
20 7

#125: 1/2 Interest in Diamond St. property (Andrew W. Mellon); now Diamond, Scrip, and Relief Alley property
 

1900-1902
20 8

#127: John F. Atcheson/Shaw Coal Co. agreement
 

1902-1910
21 1

#128: P.C. Knox [empty envelope]
 

undated
21 2

#129: Interest in Union Improvement Co.
 

1900-1915
21 3

#130: River Coal Co.
 

1900-1902
21 4

#131: John E. Thompson
 

Re: financial assistance to attend Ann Arbor College.

1900
21 5

#132: Park property [empty envelope]
 

undated
21 6

#132: Church property [empty envelope]
 

undated
21 7

#135: S.L. Schoonmaker [empty envelope]
 

undated
21 8

#136: McCracken property [empty envelope]
 

undated
21 9

#137: Margina and Jane H. Blair property [empty envelope]
 

undated
21 10

#138: Scaife property [empty envelope]
 

undated
21 11

#139: McKeesport Brick Co. [empty envelope]
 

undated
21 12

#140: Carnegie Company Bonds
 

1900-1901
21 13

#141: Third Presbyterian Church [empty envelope]
 

undated
21 14

#142: Pittsburgh Plate Glass Co.
 

1900-1920
21 15

#143: Rafferty property [empty envelope]
 

undated
21 16

#144: Youngstown Iron Sheet and Tube Co.
 

1901-1903
21 17

#145: United Gas Improvement Co.
 

1901-1911
21 18-20

#146: A. Cummins; Pocahontas Coal Lands; Faraday Coal Lands
 

1901-1908
22 1-5

#146: A. Cummins; Pocahontas Coal Lands; Faraday Coal Lands (continued)
 

1909-1917
22 6

#146: A. Cummins; Pocahontas Coal Lands; Faraday Coal Lands - Settlement with Mr. Cummins
 

1911-1913, undated
22 7

#146: A. Cummins; Pocahontas Coal Lands; Faraday Coal Lands - Interest of James McCrea
 

1901-1917
22 8

#146 A: Faraday matters, etc. - Correspondence with A. Cummins
 

1901-1908
22 9

#146-B: Kentucky Coal Lands
 

1909-1910
23 1-4

#146-B: Kentucky Coal Lands (continued)
 

1911-1925
23 5-7

#147: United States Steel Corporation
 

1901-1924, undated
23 8

#148: American Can Company
 

1901
23 9

#149: Wall & Bickerton lots
 

Re: property in Jefferson Township, Allegheny County, Pa.

1896-1901
23 10

#150: White property
 

Re: property in Pittsburgh's 22nd Ward.

1901-1915
24 1-5

#151: Fort Smith and Western Railroad Co.
 

1899-1908
25 1-5

#151: Fort Smith and Western Railroad Co. (continued)
 

1909-1914
26 1-2

#151: Fort Smith and Western Railroad Co. (continued)
 

1915-1922
26 3-4

#151: Fort Smith and Western Railroad Co. - Joint account
 

1902-1922
26 5-6

#152: St. Paul's Cathedral property
 

Re: Property in Pittsburgh's 3rd Ward.

1901-1903
27 1

#152: St. Paul's Cathedral property (continued)
 

1912-1921
27 2

#152-A: Union Arcade Building
 

1916-1922
27 3

#153: Burns property [empty envelope]
 

undated
27 4

#154: Flannery property [empty envelope]
 

undated
27 5

#155: National Union Fire Insurance Co.
 

1901-1922
27 6

#156: American National Bank (Barberton, Ohio)
 

1901-1916
27 7

#157: Bellefield property - Correspondence
 

1905-1911
27 8-13

#157: Bellefield property - Summaries of receipts and expenses
 

Re: Rental properties in Pittsburgh's 14th Ward.

1906-1908
28 1-11

#157: Bellefield property - Summaries of receipts and expenses (continued)
 

1909-1914
29

#157: Bellefield property - Summaries of receipts and expenses (continued)
 

1914-1919
30 1-8

#157: Bellefield property - Summaries of receipts and expenses (continued)
 

1920-1924
30 9

#158: Paulsboro property
 

Re: Property in Gloucester County, N.J.; sold to Vacuum Oil Co. in 1916.

1901-1916
30 10

#160: St. Clair Furnace Co.; St. Clair Steel Co.
 

1901-1911
30 11

#161: George Megrew [empty envelope]
 

undated
30 12

#162: A.C. Case property; Linden Ave. property [empty envelope]
 

See Folder #166.

undated
30 13

#163: American Locomotive Co. [empty envelope]
 

undated
30 14

#164: Consolidated Tobacco Co.; American Tobacco Co.
 

1901-1905
30 15

#165: Nicola property [empty envelope]
 

undated
31 1-2

#166: Miss Childs' residence
 

Re: residence built for Martha H. Childs, sister of Adelaide H.C. Frick, on Linden Ave. in Pittsburgh. Includes contracts and specifications for construction of the house, and plans for disposition of the property after Miss Childs' death in 1914.

1901-1916
31 3

#166-A: Diller property
 

Re: Diller homestead on Forbes Street between Bellefield Avenue and Dithridge Street in Pittsburgh's 4th Ward.

1915-1917
31 4-9

#168: Traction and Power Securities Co., Ltd.
 

1901-1917
31 10

#169: A. Florence Fagan
 

Re: financial assistance to attend the Stanhope-Wheatcroft Dramatic School.

1901
31 11

#170: New York Dock Co. [empty envelope]
 

undated
31 12

#171: Jutte property [empty envelope]
 

undated
32 1

#172: George I. Whitney; Whitney, Stephenson & Co.
 

1907
32 2

#173: Peru Copper Mines [empty envelope]
 

undated
32 3

#174: Sears lease
 

Re: lease of the Sears residence ("Woodrock") in Beverly, Mass.

1901-1903
32 4-6

#175: British Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Co.
 

Contains information relating to stock in the company.

1902-1911
32 7

#177: Continental Coal Co.; Sunday Creek Co.
 

Re: Syndicate agreement, bonds, etc. Includes letters from P.C. Knox.

1903-1920
32 8

#178: Mining Development Co.; Cerro de Pasco Investment Co.
 

Folder contains envelope and reference to materials removed in 1904. The bulk of the documentation on Cerro de Pasco Corporations can be found in the archives at the University of Pittsburgh. See: Helen Clay Frick Foundation Archives, Series VI. Cerro de Pasco Corporations, 1901-1925.

1904
32 9

#179: International Banking Corp. [empty envelope]
 

undated
32 10

#180: U.S. Steel Corporation Preferred Stock Retirement Syndicate Agreement
 

1902-1904
32 11

#181: St. John Hotel property [empty envelope]
 

undated
32 12

#183: Homestead Park improvement
 

Improvements include grading, curbing, sidewalks, and a fountain.

1898-1911
33 1-3

#184: Toledo Furnace Co.
 

Includes information about company stock and statements of the company's financial condition.

1902-1924
33 4-5

#185: Navigation Syndicate; International Mercantile Marine Co.
 

Includes syndicate agreement and plan of reorganization for the company.

1902-1916
33 6

#186: Will of Jacob Frick [empty envelope]
 

undated
33 7

#187: East Chicago Co.
 

Folder contains information for stockholders and map of East Chicago.

1902
33 8

#188: Chicago, Indianapolis & Louisville Purchase Syndicate
 

Folder contains syndicate agreement and related correspondence.

1902
33 9

#188 1/2: Promises
 

Folder contains notes, correspondence, and related materials regarding funds promised to underwrite United States Steel Co. securities, Union Trust Co. of Clairton, and other organizations. Also documents a promise by Frick to give $25,000 to the Soldiers' Memorial [in Pittsburgh?], provided certain conditions were met.

1901-1914
33 10

#189: Union Trust Co.; Mellon National Bank; Union Savings Bank
 

Folder contains correspondence, agreements, and information for stockholders.

1901-1913
34 1

#189: Union Trust Co.; Mellon National Bank; Union Savings Bank (continued)
 

1913-1921
34 2

#190: Union Savings Bank of Pittsburgh
 

Re: lease of vault and former restaurant space in the Frick Building to the bank.

1911-1919
34 3

#192: Prides Crossing properties
 

Folder contains miscellaneous papers on matters regarding the Frick property in Prides Crossing, Mass.; includes correspondence with Little & Browne and Ernest W. Bowditch.

1904-1921
34 4

#192: Prides Crossing properties - Allen, George L.
 

Folder contains correspondence with Allen re: acquisition, taxation, and insurance on property in Prides Crossing, Mass.

1902-1906
34 5

#192: Prides Crossing properties - Beverly Shore Road
 

1904-1906
34 6

#192: Prides Crossing properties - Brower land
 

1905-1908
34 7

#192: Prides Crossing properties - Cabot land
 

1904-1905
34 8

#192: Prides Crossing properties - Drainage system at Automobile House
 

Includes correspondence with William Caleb Loring, Little & Browne, and Ernest W. Bowditch.

1906-1907
34 9

#192: Prides Crossing properties - Fogg estate
 

Purchased from Augustus P. Loring in 1909; documents includes deed and mortgage agreements dating from 1883-1898.

1883-1909
34 10

#192: Prides Crossing properties - Hale Street
 

Re: Permit from the Massachusetts Highway Commission to lay a water pipe under Hale Street.

1908, undated
34 11

#192: Prides Crossing properties - Insurance
 

1902-1903
34 12

#192: Prides Crossing properties - Tyson place
 

Includes papers re: acquisition of the property, as well as a letter from Little & Browne offering their services as architects.

1902-1903
34 13

#193: Elk Creek Dock property
 

Re: Property in Erie Co., Pa. Folder contains correspondence with Andrew W. Mellon.

1902-1903, undated
34 14

#194: Personal Property returns
 

Re: Returns summarizing some of Frick's personal assets; filed in the state of Pennsylvania.

1900
35 1-7

#194: Personal Property returns (continued)
 

1906-1929
35 8

#195: Passavant property [empty envelope]
 

undated
35 9

#196: Loan to J.D. Cameron
 

1903-1907
35 10-12

#197: McKeesport property
 

Includes correspondence and legal agreements re: rental property in McKeesport's 4th Ward.

1901-1914
35 13

#197: McKeesport property - Taxes and mortgage interest
 

1902-1914
36 1

#198: Louis Sherry - Lease of apartments
 

Re: Lease of six unfurnished apartments at Louis Sherry's, located at Fifth Ave. and 44th St. in New York.

1903-1906
36 2-3

#200: Guaranties made by H.C. Frick
 

Re: Guaranties in connection with mortgage of James J. Flannery, Union Steel Co. bonds, Equitable Life Assurance Society, Cerro de Pasco Mining Co., Pittsburgh Tube Co., loan to Carl C. Law, note of George Westinghouse, Anglo-French 5% bonds, and United States Steel common stock.

1902-1916
36 4

#200: Guaranties made by H.C. Frick - Harold B. Thorne loan
 

1917-1920
36 5

#200: Guaranties made by H.C. Frick - M. Knoedler & Co. notes
 

Includes correspondence between Henry Clay Frick and Roland F. Knoedler.

1903-1916
36 6

#203: Pennsylvania Railroad Co. shares
 

1903-1906
36 7

#204: Union Restaurant Co. of Pittsburgh
 

Re: Restaurant operated within the Frick Building in Pittsburgh.

1902-1913
36 8

#205: Union Safe Deposit Co.
 

Includes lease for vault space in the basement of the Frick building.

1902-1913
36 9

#206: Pittsburgh, Bessemer & Lake Erie Railroad Co. bonds
 

1903
36 10-11

#207: Riter-Conley property
 

Re: Rental property located in Pittsburgh's First Ward.

1902-1910
37 1-7

#207: Riter-Conley property (continued)
 

1910-1921
37 8

#208: Allegheny Valley Improvement Co.
 

Includes correspondence of William H. Donner and Andrew W. Mellon.

1903-1917
37 9

#209: Duquesne National Bank stock
 

1903-1913
37 10

#210: West Side Belt Railroad Co.; Pittsburgh Terminal Railroad & Coal Co.
 

Re: Right of way through Frick property near Clairton, Pa.

1902-1903
37 11

#211: Country Club Land Co.
 

Re: Sale of land to the Country Club of Pittsburgh.

1903-1916
37 12

#212: Pittsburgh Coal Co.; Monongahela River Consolidated Coal & Coke Co.
 

Folders contain receipts for the purchase of company stock, reports to stockholders, memoranda on assets, and a brief re: Pittsburgh coal fields by A. Cummins.

1904-1907
38 1-3

#212: Pittsburgh Coal Co.; Monongahela River Consolidated Coal & Coke Co. (continued)
 

1908-1920, undated
38 4

#213: Robert S. Bradley lease
 

Rental agreement for Bradley's house in Prides Crossing, Mass.

1903-1904
38 5

#214: Continental Coke Co. [empty envelope]
 

See: Subject File #177 (Box 32, Folder 7) in this series.

undated
38 6

#215: Gift of Chartran's Signing of the Protocol to Pres. Roosevelt [empty envelope]
 

See: Henry Clay Frick Papers, Series I: Art Files, and Henry Clay Frick Art Collection Files, both in this repository, for documents concerning this painting.

undated
38 7

#216: Lease on Palm Beach cottage
 

Re: Lease of furnished cottage for the 1904-1906 seasons.

1904-1905
38 8

#217: Interest in Baraboo Range
 

Re: Exploration for iron ore near Baraboo, Wis.

1903-1928
38 9

#218: Princeton, N.J. property (for Colonial Club)
 

1903-1907
38 10

#219, 219-A: Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Co.
 

Re: Stock and indebtedness of the company.

1903-1917
38 11

#220: Gould-Cassatt negotiations
 

Includes correspondence of A.J. Cassatt and John P. Green.

1903-1904
38 12

#222: New England Central Railway Co. securities
 

1899-1907
39 1

#222: Central New England Railway Co. securities (continued)
 

1908-1911
39 2

#223: Miscellaneous - receipts, etc.
 

Includes list of matters requiring attention during Frick's absence in Europe (1901), a bill for olive oil received from abroad (1902), a receipt from Frick's 1904 trip to Cuba, a $53,900 contribution to the Republican National Committee (1904), a receipt from dinner at Louis Sherry's (1906), bills from the Hotel St. Regis in New York (1906), a template for minutes from the board meeting of an unnamed organization, bills from the Garden City Golf Club and Pau Golf Club (1908 and 1909), 1000 francs to the credit of Cte. Ridgway at the Société Générale (1909), and receipts for several small contributions.

1901-1913
39 3

#224: H.C. Frick & Co. - Correspondence and financial papers
 

1883-1914
39 4

#224: H.C. Frick & Co. - Passbook and canceled checks
 

1881-1902
39 5

#225: Japanese loan syndicate
 

Re: Subscription to Japanese government bonds.

1904-1905
39 6-7

#226: Various stock and bond syndicates
 

Includes information re: investments in various railroad syndicates (Pennsylvania Railroad Co., Chicago & Northwestern Railway Co., etc.), Imperial Japanese government bonds, and Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Co.

1905-1910
39 8

#226-A: Various stock and bond syndicates
 

Includes information re: investments in American Telephone & Telegraph Co., Union Pacific Railroad Co., American Smelters Securities Co., Chesapeake & Ohio Railway Co., and Western Union Telegraph Co.

1903-1908
40 1

#226-A: Various stock and bond syndicates (continued)
 

1908-1911
40 2-3

#226-B: Various stock and bond syndicates; trio and quarto accounts with Kunh Loeb & Co.; Southern Pacific and Union Pacific
 

1910-1916
40 4

#227: "Hump" removal project [empty envelope]
 

The bulk of the documentation on "Hump" removal project in downtown Pittsburgh can be found in the archives at the University of Pittsburgh. See: Helen Clay Frick Foundation Archives, Series XV. Hump Removal, 1899-1914.

undated
40 5

#229: Fire insurance
 

Re: insurance on properties in Pittsburgh, Frick's homes and their contents, and his art collection.

1903-1912, undated
40 6-7

#230: Banks - Stock and other matters
 

Includes information re: Equitable Trust Co., Mercantile Trust Co., Manhattan Trust Co., and Bankers Trust Co., among others.

1902-1912
41 1

#230: Banks - Stock and other matters (continued)
 

1913-1924
41 2-3

#232: Cambria Steel Co.
 

Includes information about company stock and statements of the company's financial condition.

1905-1915
41 4

#233: Clairton Street Railway Co.
 

1905-1912, undated
41 5

#234: Clubs, etc. (A-B)
 

Academy of Political Science (New York, N.Y.), 1909-1916

Aero Club of New York (Garden City Estates, N.Y.), 1911, 1913

American Academy in Rome, 1911

American Chamber of Commerce in Paris [Includes correspondence with Roland F. Knoedler], 1907, 1911

American Forestry Association, 1915

American Museum of Natural History (New York, N.Y.), 1910-1919

Automobile Club of America (New York, N.Y.), 1911, 1913

Automobile Club of France (Paris, France), 1907

Boston Press Club (Boston, Mass.), 1910, 1915

1907-1919
41 6

#234: Clubs, etc. (B-C)
 

The Brook (New York, N.Y.), 1915, 1918

Cascapedia Club (Quebec, Canada), 1908-1923

Chamber of Commerce of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, Pa.), 1906-1921

Chicago Club (Chicago, Ill.), 1910-1918

1908-1923
41 7

#234: Clubs, etc. (C-L)
 

Church Club of the Diocese of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, Pa.), 1909

City Midday Club (New York, N.Y.), 1917

Country Club (Pittsburgh, Pa.), 1904

Country Club of Augusta (Augusta, Ga.), 1910, 1916

Country Club of Westchester (Westchester Co., N.Y.), 1915

Engineers' Club (New York, N.Y.), 1906, 1914

Essex County Club (Manchester, Mass.), 1906

Fifth Avenue Association (New York, N.Y.), 1917

Garden City Golf Club (Garden City, N.Y.), 1910

Lawyers' Club (New York, N.Y.), 1905-1913

Longfellow National Memorial Association (Washington, D.C.), 1908-1909

1904-1917
42 1

#234: Clubs, etc. (M-N)
 

Metropolitan Club (Washington, D.C.), 1907-1912

Montserrat Golf Club (Beverly, Mass.), 1911-1921

Myopia Hunt Club (Hamilton, Mass.), 1910-1911

National Academy Association (New York, N.Y.), 1913

National Art Club (New York, N.Y.), 1911-1922

National Association of Owners of Railroad Securities (Baltimore, Md.), 1917

National Highways Association (Washington, D.C.), 1915

National Security League, Inc. (New York, N.Y.), 1915

Navy League of the United States (Washington, D.C.), 1909, undated

1907-1922, undated
42 2

#234: Clubs, etc. (N-S)
 

New Hampshire Historical Society (Concord, N.H.), 1918

New York Yacht Club (New York, N.Y.), 1918

North Woods Club (Minerva, N.Y.), 1897-1913

Oakmont Country Club (Hulton, Pa.), 1910-1911

Pennsylvania Society (New York, N.Y.), 1911

Piping Rock Club (Locust Valley, N.Y.), 1918

Pittsburgh Club (Pittsburgh, Pa.), 1907, 1909

Princeton Gateway Club (Princeton, N.J.), 1915

Racquet and Tennis Club (New York, N.Y.), 1905

The Recess (New York, N.Y.), 1917

Riding Club (New York, N.Y.), 1918

Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club (New York, N.Y.), 1918

Safe Roads Automobile Association (Boston, Mass.), 1910-1914

Somerset Club (Boston, Mass.), 1912-1913

Sportsman's Association of Cheat Mountain (Durbin?, W.V.), 1910-1921

1897-1918
42 3

#234: Clubs, etc. (S-W)
 

Sunningdale Golf Club (Berkshire, England), 1907-1923

Union Club (Cleveland, Ohio), 1914

Union Club of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, Pa.), 1913

University Club (Pittsburgh, Pa.), 1918

Urania Royal Arch, Chapter No. 192 (Greensburg, Pa.), 1907

Winters-night Club (Brookline, Mass.), 1912, 1914

1907-1923
42 4-5

#235: American Academy in Rome
 

Includes correspondence with Augustus Saint Gaudens, Daniel Burnham, Frank D. Millet, H. Siddons Mowbray, Wm. Rutherford Mead, and Charles D. Norton; also includes minutes of the Board of Trustees.

1905-1915
42 6

#236: Settlement with the Beaumonts on behalf of C.S. Overholt and other matters
 

1900-1921
43 1

#237: Mlle. Marika Ogiz
 

Re: house in La Sarraz, Switzerland; church organ at La Sarraz; life insurance, etc.

1905-1921
43 2

#238: Eureka Consolidated Mining Co.; Richmond Eureka Mining Co. stock
 

1905-1925
43 3

#239: Contract for automobile (Renault)
 

1905-1906
43 4

#241: Clairton Land Co.
 

1903-1912
43 5-7

#242: New York House (Vanderbilt)
 

Includes correspondence, lease agreement, household inventory, and other documents pertaining to Frick's lease of the Vanderbilt mansion at 640 Fifth Avenue in New York.

1905-1914
43 8

#243: Norfolk & Western Railway stock
 

1906-1910
43 9

#244: Chimes for Trinity Lutheran Church, Connellsville, Pa.
 

1909-1911
44 1-4

#245: Clairton; St. Clair Improvement Co.
 

Folders contain correspondence and related documents largely concerning land in Clairton, Pa.

1904-1914
44 5-6

#246: Exploration Syndicate, etc.
 

Includes information about stock in the Hedley Gold Mining Co.

1906-1924
44 7-8

#247: Automobile Club of America
 

1904-1925
44 9-10

#248: Stock in Goldfield-Mohawk Mining Co.; Goldfield Consolidated Mines Co.
 

1906-1925
44 11

#249: Point Breeze Land Co.
 

1906-1913
45 1

#250: Agreement with Kaufmann Brothers re: smokestack and exhaust pipes
 

1906-1908
45 2-4

#251: New York Library property
 

Folders contain legal agreements, drawings, and correspondence documenting the purchase of the Lenox Library property on Fifth Avenue in New York.

1906-1914
45 5

#252: Pittsburgh Golf Club
 

Folder contains club rules and directory, and information about club bonds.

1899-1916
45 6

#253: List of John Porterfield's securities sold at auction
 

1907
45 7

#254: University Club (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
 

Folder contains information re: club bonds.

1907
45 8-9

#255: Cananea Central Copper Co.; Greene Cananea Copper Co.
 

Folders contain information relating to company stock.

1906-1919, undated
45 10

#256: Agreements, deeds, legal papers, and memoranda re: New York Library property
 

Includes copy of 1870 deed from James Lenox to the Lenox Library.

1870-1912
45 11

#257: University Club (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
 

Re: Use of land at Forbes St. and Grant Blvd. for tennis courts.

1906-1907
45 12

#258: Delaware River Steel Casting Co.; Federal Steel Foundry Co.
 

Includes information about stock and the company's financial condition.

1905-1920
45 13

#259: Wabash System
 

Folder contains report re: railroad traffic.

1903
46 1-2

#260: Knickerbocker Trust Co.; Columbia-Knickerbocker Trust Co.
 

Chiefly concerns the resumption of business at Knickerbocker Trust Co.

1907-1915
46 3

#261: "Summit" enterprise
 

Re: Investment in proposed hotel in Fayette County, Pa.

1906
46 4

#262: Union Pacific Railroad Co.
 

Re: Purchase of stock in Illinois Central Railroad Co. and Southern Pacific Co.

1906-1913, undated
46 5

#263: University of Wooster library extension
 

Re: funds contributed by Frick for expansion of the library building. Also includes accounts payable vouchers for construction of the original library dating from 1900 to 1901.

1900-1907
46 6-9

#264: Norfolk & Western Railway Co.
 

Re: Stock and bonds issued by the company.

1906-1922
46 10

#265: New Calvary P.E. Church (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
 

Re: funds contributed by Frick for stone spire and bells for the church.

1905-1907
47 1-3

#266: J.H. Bridge - Special B Account
 

Includes correspondence with Bridge and bonds of the United Water Improvement Co.

1905-1925
47 4

#267: City Deposit Bank
 

Folder contains passbook and summary of dividends.

1901-1910
47 5

#269: The New Theatre
 

Re: Frick's involvement as a boxholder and founder of The New Theatre. Includes correspondence with W.K. Vanderbilt.

1908-1926
47 6

#269: Newsboys' Home
 

Re: contribution toward the construction of the home in Pittsburgh, Pa.

1908
47 7

#270: Kleber printing telegraph machine
 

Folder contains correspondence and other documents re: Kleber's patents on the machine.

1907-1909
47 8

#271: Pocahontas Coal & Coke Co.
 

Includes financial statements and map of the Pocahontas Coal Field.

1909, 1912
47 9

#272: Oregon Railroad & Navigation Co.; Oregon Short Line Railroad Co. stock
 

1909-1911
47 10-12

#273: Pennsylvania Railroad Co.
 

Includes correspondence with Andrew Carnegie, along with legal agreements, financial statements, and information for stockholders.

1881-1913
48 1

#274: McCall Ferry Power Co.; interest in Susquehanna Power Co. and Pennsylvania Water & Power Co.
 

1909-1912
48 2

#275: Bookplates
 

Folder contains requests from collectors for Frick's bookplate, and prospectus for a memorial volume of the work of Edwin Davis French.

1906-1917
48 3

#276: Chicago & Northwestern Railway Co.
 

Contents include correspondence with Marvin Hughitt and F.W. Haskell, and information for company stockholders.

1906-1919, undated
48 4

#277: George Nox McCain lecture enterprise
 

Re: Financial support for travel lecture series by McCain.

1906-1913
48 5

#278: Brashear matter - Observatory fund
 

Re: Trust to fund the Astronomical Observatory and the University of Pittsburgh.

1910-1912
48 6

#279: Dr. Leon Gorodiche (Pennsylvania Railroad stock)
 

Re: Investments made on behalf of Dr. Gorodiche.

1910
48 7

#281: Iron Railing Farm (Wenham, Mass.)
 

Contents include abstract of title to the property and correspondence re: construction of the house at the Iron Rail Vacation Farm.

1909-1912
48 8

#282: Metropolitan Museum of Art
 

Contains correspondence to Frick as a Fellow and Trustee of the museum.

1909-1910
48 9-12

#283: Nevada Hills Syndicate; Nevada Hills Mining Co. stock
 

Contains correspondence re: Frick's investment and financial statements from the company.

1910-1925
48 13

#284: Kansas Succession Tax
 

Re: Taxation on shares of stock in a Kansas corporation held by a non-resident of the State of Kansas.

1910
49 1

#285: Colonial Steel Co.
 

Contains documents relating to stock in the company.

1905-1915
49 2-3

#286: Archer Gibson
 

Gibson was employed as an organist for the Frick family.

1909-1917
49 4

#287: Mrs. Frick/Miss Frick social matters, etc.
 

Luncheon at Pittsburgh Golf Club

1909
49 5

#287: Mrs. Frick/Miss Frick social matters, etc.
 

Charity case of Mrs. Bechtold.

1909-1914
49 6

#287: Mrs. Frick/Miss Frick social matters, etc.
 

Loss of Helen Clay Frick's fur.

1910
49 7-10

#287: Mrs. Frick/Miss Frick social matters, etc.
 

Dinner dances held at Pittsburgh Golf Club.

1910-1913
49 11-12

#287: Mrs. Frick/Miss Frick social matters, etc.
 

Theatre party in Pittsburgh.

1912-1913
49 13

#287: Mrs. Frick/Miss Frick social matters, etc.
 

Address list for Frances S. Dixon.

1913
49 14

#288: Manhattan Trust Co.
 

Contains documents relating to stock in the company.

1907-1910
50 1-6

#289: Private car "Westmoreland" - Correspondence
 

Correspondence discusses the design and construction of the car, insurance, relocation of the car, maintenance and repairs, use of the car by Charles J. Graham in the 1940s, and disposition of it in 1965.

1910-1966
50 7

#289: Private car "Westmoreland" - Construction specifications
 

1910
50 8

#289: Private car "Westmoreland" - Fabric samples for interior finish
 

1910
50 9

#289: Private car "Westmoreland" - Measurements and lists of items ordered
 

Goods purchased for the car include linens, silverware, glassware, crockery, and curtains.

[1910]
50 10

#289: Private car "Westmoreland" - Silver inventory
 

1938
50 11

#289: Private car "Westmoreland" - Appraisal
 

1942
50 12-13

#289: Private car "Westmoreland" - Receipts
 

Contains receipts for groceries and other household goods, and bills from various railroad companies for movement of the car, repairs, and commissary supplies.

1911-1912
51 1

#290: Country Club of Westchester County
 

1911-1920
51 2-3

#291: Chicago Junction Railways and Union Stock Yards Co.
 

Contains documents relating to stock in the company.

1910-1912
51 4

#292: Texas Pacific Land Trust
 

Contains trustees' reports and information about stock.

1910-1919
51 5

#293: Union Trust Company of Clairton
 

Contains information relating to stock in the company.

1902-1923
51 6

#294: Greene County coal; J.V. Thompson
 

Contains correspondence, notes, etc., re: coal lands in Greene Co., Pa.

1911-1914
51 7

#295: Books - History of the Carnegie Steel Co.
 

Contains correspondence with publisher Butler-Ward Co., and lists of people to whom copies of the book were sent.

1903-1920
51 8-9

#296: Properties at Wenham and Hamilton, Mass.
 

Contains correspondence, legal documents, etc. re: Ayer, Davis, Appleton, Riva, Knowlton, Marshall, Woodberry, Libby, Lovett, and Pingree properties

1910-1919
51 10-11

#297: Inspiration Copper Co.; Inspiration Consolidated Copper Co.
 

Contains documents relating to stock in the companies.

1909-1913
51 12

#299: Hanover Safe Deposit Co.
 

Contains note from F.W. McElroy re: rental of safe deposit box, and brochures from the company.

1912
52 1

#300: Karl F. Overholt - Taxes
 

Contains correspondence with Overholt re: taxes due on various properties owned by Frick.

1912-1914
52 2

#301: Indian Ridge Coal & Coke Co.
 

Folder contains some notes relating to company stock.

1909, 1916
52 3

#302: Commercial Trust Co.
 

Contains information relating to stock in the company.

1912
52 4

#303: A.O. Tinstman; Mrs. H.C.M. Tinstman
 

Re: financial assistance for the Tinstman family.

1910-1917
52 5

#304: Cottier & Co. - Furnishings for Clayton
 

1903-1905
52 6

#304: Cottier & Co. - Furnishings for apartments at Sherry's
 

1904
52 7

#305: Kendall Gold Mining Co.
 

Contains information relating to stock in the company.

1912-1917
52 8

#306: Cleveland Birthplace Memorial Association
 

Re: Invitation for Frick to serve as a trustee of the association.

1912
52 9-11

#307: Central Young Women's Christian Association - Mrs. John G. Holmes
 

Contains documents re: Frick's contributions to the Association's building fund and endowment.

1906-1922
52 12

#308: Atchison Common Stock Syndicate (J.P. Morgan & Co.)
 

1911
52 13

#309: St. Bartholomew's Church
 

Re: Frick family pew and contributions to the church's building fund.

1910-1918
53 1

#310: Butt and Gary cottages
 

Re: lease of cottages in Augusta, Ga.

1910-1911
53 2

#311: Gypsy Moth Work, North Shore - William D. Sohier
 

Re: Subscription to Sohier's fund for the preservation and improvement of woods and roads on Boston's North Shore.

1911-1919
53 3

#313: United States v. E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Co.
 

Re: Opinion of the Circuit Court in the "Powder Case."

1913
53 4

#314: American Golfer, Inc.
 

Re: Investment in American Golfer magazine.

1909-1920
53 5

#314: New York taxes
 

Re: Personal property taxes assessed by the City of New York.

1914
53 6-7

#316: Childs Frick
 

Re: Investments, accounts, subscriptions, and club memberships.

1904-1913
53 8

#317: National City Bank; National City Co.
 

Contains documents relating to company stock.

1911, 1920
53 9

#318: Butte Coalition Mining Co.; Anaconda Copper Mining Co; Amalgamated Copper Co.
 

Contains documents relating to stock in the companies.

1910-1915
53 10

#319: Photographs of Mr. Frick
 

Includes requests for Frick's photograph, and inventories of photographs on hand.

1910-1919
53 11

#320: Harvard Aviation Association
 

Re: Subscription to 1911 Harvard-Boston Aero Meet.

1911
53 12-14

#321: Tobacco Products Corporation
 

Contains documents relating to investment in the company.

1912-1918
54 1

#322: Interest with S.L. Schoonmaker (#2)
 

Re: Joint account at Vernon C. Brown & Co.

1912, 1914
54 2

#323: Tonopah Mining Company of Nevada
 

Includes annual report (1914) and information for stockholders.

1914-1924
54 3-5

#324: Baltimore & Ohio Railroad
 

Folders contain information relating to company stock and bonds.

1913-1920
54 6

#325: New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad Co.
 

Re: subscription to bonds in the company.

1913-1914
54 7

#326: New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad Co.
 

Folder contains information for stockholders.

1914
54 8

#327: Donations and other charitable matters - Annual summaries
 

1918-1923
54 9

#327: Donations and other charitable matters - Drais, Clara C.
 

1909-1911
54 10-11

#327: Donations and other charitable matters - Fleming, Harriet M.
 

1909-1922
55 1

#327: Donations and other charitable matters - Frick, Jeremiah
 

1917-1920
55 2

#327: Donations and other charitable matters - Harrison, Inez
 

1912-1913
55 3

#327: Donations and other charitable matters - White, John M.
 

1912-1915
55 4

#328: Forms for reports, etc.
 

Contains Pennsylvania Railroad Co. rent report forms, sample accounting forms from the H.J. Heinz Co., etc.

1901-1913
55 5

#332: Home for Mrs. Lott
 

Re: purchase of property for Henry Clay Frick's sister in Wooster, Ohio.

1913
55 6

#333: St. Paul Coal Co.
 

Contains information about the stock, assets, and organization of the company.

1914, undated
55 7

#334: Addington Golf Syndicate, Ltd.
 

Re: investment in the Addington Golf Club in Surrey, England.

1914, 1924
55 8

#335: Essex County Club - First mortgage 4% bonds
 

1914, 1925
55 9

#336: Wilkinsburgh Bank dividends
 

1898-1916
55 10

#339: Lido Golf Club
 

Re: Underwriting for the club, located near Long Beach, N.Y.

1915-1916
55 11

#341: Southern Pacific Company
 

Re: Stock and bonds held in the company.

1914, 1919
55 12

#342: Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Chicago & St. Louis Railroad Co.
 

Contains documents relating to stock in the company.

1910-1920
55 13-16

#343: Metropolitan Opera and Real Estate Company
 

Folders contain information re: purchase and maintenance of Parterre Box #19, distribution of tickets to various parties, stock in the company, and sale of the box by Henry Clay Frick's estate.

1906-1923
56 1-2

#343: Metropolitan Opera and Real Estate Company (continued)
 

1923-1926
56 3

#344: General Electric Company
 

Contains documents relating to stock in the company.

1906-1911
56 4

#345: Standard Motor Construction Co.
 

Contains documents relating to stock in the company.

1909-1915
56 5

#346: T. Lea Hamnett mortgage
 

Re: Mortgage on property in Munhall, Pa.

1912-1916
56 6

#347: Third Avenue Railway Co.
 

Contains documents re: investment in the company.

1915-1916
56 7

#348: Princeton University
 

Re: purchase of land for the University, Frick's election as a trustee, and matters settled by Frick's estate.

1903-1924, undated
56 8

#349: White Motor Company
 

Contains information re: investment in the company.

1915-1916
56 9

#350: The Barahona Company, Inc.
 

Contains documents re: investment in the company.

1916-1920
56 10

#351: Cuba Cane Sugar Corporation Syndicate
 

Contains documents re: investment in the syndicate.

56 11

#352: Brooklyn Rapid Transit Company
 

Contains correspondence re: stock in the company.

1915
56 12

#353: Kennecott Copper Corporation Syndicate
 

Contains documents re: investment in the syndicate.

1915-1916
56 13

#354: Bonds and stock of Erie Railroad Company
 

Contains correspondence with John S. Phipps, syndicate agreement, etc.

1915-1918
57 1

#355: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Two-Year 5% Secured Loan Gold Note Syndicate
 

1916, 1918
57 2

#356: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland One-Year and Two-Year 5 1/2% Secured Loan Convertible Gold Note Syndicate
 

1917
57 3

#357: Consolidated Gas Company
 

Contains documents relating to stock and bonds in the company.

1913-1920
57 4

#358: Stock in Pittsburgh Hotels Company
 

1914-1919
57 5-6

#360: Interborough Rapid Transit Co. 5% Gold Bonds Syndicate
 

Includes examples of J.P. Morgan & Co. mourning stationery.

1912-1923
57 7

#361: Metropolitan Trust Co., New York, N.Y.
 

Re: Opening of account.

1916
57 8

#362: Nipissing Mines Co. (Ontario, Canada)
 

Re: Conversion of stock held in the company.

1917
57 9

#363: Baylies property
 

Re: Half-interest with Mr. H.A.C. Taylor in property located at Fifth Avenue and 71st Street, New York, N.Y.

1915-1917
57 10

#364: Property adjoining New York Residence
 

Re: purchase of lot on 71st Street.

1915
57 11

#365: Union Steel Company bonds [empty envelope]
 

undated
57 12

#366: H.C. Frick Educational Fund
 

Folder contains two pieces of correspondence from John A. Brashear.

1911
57 13

#367: American International Corporation
 

Contains documents relating to stock in the company.

1915-1918
57 14

#368: United Alloy Steel Corporation Syndicate
 

Contains documents relating to investment in the syndicate.

1916
58 1-2

#369: The Links Holding Corporation; The Links; The Links Golf Club
 

Contains documents re: subscription to the The Links Holding Corporation; shares in The Links Golf Club (Searingtown, N.Y.); and The Links club (New York, N.Y.)

1916-1925
58 3

#371: Foster Lot
 

Re: Purchase of property in Beverly, Mass.

1916-1917
58 4

#372: Anglo-French Five-Year 5% External Loan
 

1915-1919, undated
58 5-7

#373: Chicago City & Connecting Railways; The Chicago City Railway Company Syndicate
 

Contains documents relating to investment in the syndicate and dividends.

1905-1920, undated
58 8

#375: Blind Brook Golf Club; Poningoe Land Company
 

Re: establishment of a golf club in Purchase, N.Y.

1915-1920
58 9

#376: Franklin National Bank
 

Contains documents relating to shares held in the bank.

1919-1920
58 10

#377: Loew's, Inc.
 

Contains documents relating to investment in the theater company.

1919-1920
58 11-12

#378: Securities, stocks, and bonds
 

Notebook and ledger sheets recording the location of stock certificates, etc., in Mercantile Safe Deposit Box #16611

1908, 1912?
58 13-14

#379: St. Cloud Country Club
 

Re: investment in the club, located in Paris, France.

1911-1926

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Subseries II: Unfinished Matters
 

As in the General Subject Files above, documents pertaining to a transaction or topic were assigned a numbered envelope. Notations were made on the envelopes concerning action taken and the existence of relevant documentation. Matters considered unresolved at the time of Frick's death were probably left in their envelopes, even though action was often taken and recorded in the course of handling Frick's estate. For missing envelopes, see Subseries III: Finished Matters.

Folders are arranged by envelope number. Unnumbered envelopes are arranged alphabetically at the end of the subseries.

Box Folder Date
59 1-6

#106: Brashear matter
 

Contains correspondence with John Brashear and other documents pertaining to the Henry Clay Frick Educational Fund.

1905-1920
59 7

#107: Great Northern Power Development Co. Underwriting
 

Contains correspondence and other documents re: Frick's investment in the company.

1904-1920
59 8

#110: J.P. Morgan & Co. [empty envelope]
 

undated
59 9

#111: Kuhn, Loeb & Co. [empty envelope]
 

undated
59 10

#119: Reorganization of Union Land Co.
 

Re: taxes on Frick's stock in the company.

1909
59 11

#122: Norfolk & Western Railway Co.
 

Re: purchase of timber from land owned by Faraday Coal & Coke Co.

1911
59 12

#130: Descendants of Abraham Overholt
 

Contains a family tree and other genealogical information about the Overholt family.

1908-1913
59 13

#134: Chas. D. Barney & Co.
 

Re: $30,000 advance to Oliver C. Townsend.

1911-1916
59 14

#136: Chicago City Railway Co. syndicate [empty envelope]
 

1905-1914
59 15

#144: Indian Ridge Coal & Coke Co. stock [empty envelope]
 

1906-1914
59 16

#149-B: Straightening of streets through property at Hamilton and Wenham, Mass.
 

1913-1915
59 17

#151-D: Fort Smith & Western Railroad Co. bonds
 

1910-1912
60 1-2

#151-H: Fort Smith & Western Railroad Co. Bondholders' Committee
 

1917-1926
60 3

#183-A: Myopia Hunt Club
 

Re: New locker room at the club.

1916
60 4

#183-A: Myopia Hunt Club
 

Re: Eagle Rock Cup, to be played annually.

1918
60 5

#192: Suit for dissolution of U.S. Steel Corp.
 

1912
60 6

#203-B: Nevada Hills Mining Co. stock
 

1917
60 7

#204: Sans Bois Coal Co. coke oven notes [empty envelope]
 

1912, 1917
60 8

#207: Donora Water Co.
 

Re: merger with Charleroi and Monessen Water Companies.

1912
60 9

#212: Carnegie correspondence sent to Henry Clay Frick at Pride's Crossing
 

1912-1913
60 10

#213: Faraday Coal & Coke Co.
 

Re: advances for purchase of coal property.

1912-1913
60 11

#213-A: Faraday Coal & Coke Co.
 

Re: land purchases and drill tests.

1912-1918
60 12

#219: Reisner to purchase Mastaba
 

Acquired for the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.

1912
60 13

#221: J.G.A. Leishman
 

Re: Leishman's financial difficulties.

1910-1915
60 14

#223-A: John M. White
 

Re: financial assistance for Mr. White.

1914-1916
60 15

#223-B: Mark R. White
 

Re: financial assistance for a former Frick Coke Co. employee.

1919-1920
60 16

#224: George Nox McCain's lecture enterprise
 

1912
60 17

#231-B: Voter registration [empty envelope]
 

1917
60 18

#231-C: Voter registration
 

1916-1919
60 19

#232: Settlement with A.C. Dustin
 

1912
60 20

#240: Dellenbach lot
 

Re: property on Grant Street in Pittsburgh, Pa.

1912-1918
60 21

#246: Agreement between Helen R. Curtis and Henry Clay Frick
 

Re: permission to construct a road on Mrs. Curtis' property so Henry Clay Frick can reach his private rail car by automobile.

1913-1920
60 22

#248: Lease of Boston & Maine Railroad to Henry Clay Frick
 

Re: lease of about 2500 square feet of ground for purpose of driveway to reach private rail car.

1913, 1917
60 23

#252-D: Moore, Leonard & Lynch
 

Re: abatement of rent [for offices in The Frick Building?]

1919
60 24

#255: Declarations of Trust
 

Re: Trusts for F.W. McElroy, Joseph Holroyd, R.D. Lull, Georges Despres, George Wyness, J.G. Congreve, C.F. Chubb, and Minerva C. Stone.

1912-1915
61 1

#263: Mrs. James Elmore
 

Re: financial assistance to the widow of Henry Clay Frick's former coachman.

1913-1914
61 2

#275: J.F. Fogg
 

Re: use of Mr. Fogg's yard for unloading while Henry Clay Frick's private rail car is on the siding at Prides Crossing.

1912-1913
61 3

#280: National Golf Course
 

Re: subscription to proposed golf course on the eastern end of Long Island.

1906, 1908, undated
61 4

#280-A: Proposed hotel at Sixth Avenue and Cherry Way [Pittsburgh, Pa.]
 

1914
61 5

#280-D: Pittsburgh Hotels Company stock
 

1916-1919
61 6

#280-E: D.B. Kinch
 

Re: summary of salary and expenses paid to Kinch.

1916
61 7

#280-F: D.B. Kinch mortgage (2nd)
 

1916
61 8

#280: D.B. Kinch loan
 

1913-1918
61 9

#280: Removal of Lenox Library and construction of New York Residence
 

Re: agreement by D. B. Kinch to superintend the removal of the Lenox Library and construction of Frick's New York Residence.

1912
61 10

#280: D.B. Kinch mortgage (1st)
 

1903, 1919
61 11

#304: Paintings purchased from M. Knoedler & Co.
 

See: Henry Clay Frick Papers, Series I: Art Files (Box 10, Folder 6) in this repository.

1914-1915
61 12

#306: A.O. Tinstman property (Turtle Creek, Pa.)
 

1914-1927
61 13

#311-C: Bellefield Property (Keeley Institute)
 

1918-1919
61 14-15

#312: National Golf Links of America
 

See also: #280 - National Golf Course.

1911-1926
61 16

#312: New York Street Sprinkling & Flushing Co.
 

1915-1920
61 17

#349: Deed of Trust
 

Re: pipe organ at Princeton University.

1916
61 18

#351: New bath house and high school at Beverly, Mass.
 

1915-1916
61 19

#356-B: Erie Railroad Co.
 

Contains information for company stockholders.

1916
61 20

#359, 359-A: Holmes Electric Protective Co.
 

Re: patrol service at One East 70th Street.

1915-1917
61 21

#372: Offer for Little or Means house, Wenham, Mass.
 

1916
61 22

#377: Pittsburgh Bank for Savings matter (Children's Savings Fund)
 

Re: reimbursement to children who lost their savings when the bank closed.

1915-1918
61 23

#379: Sixth Avenue & Grant Street corner property
 

Re: repurposing vacant lot in Pittsburgh, Pa.

1916-1919
62 1

#383: C.S.O. Tinstman
 

Re: Tinstman's allowance.

1916
62 2

#384: Leader Publishing Co.
 

Re: black smoke pouring out of the Pittsburgh Leader Building.

1916
62 3

#386: Park and playground property in Homestead, Pa.
 

1916
62 4

#391: Exploration Syndicate No. 2
 

Re: Frick's investment in the syndicate.

1919-1920
62 5

#392: Proposed portrait of Dr. Brashear by Alphonse Jongers
 

1916
62 6

#393: Louise Freeman
 

Re: guarantee against loss relative to U.S. Steel stock.

1916, 1919
62 7

#394: Steel engraving plates of Mr. Frick's portrait
 

1916
62 8

#399: New York Telephone Co.
 

Re: change in telephone numbers at One East 70th Street.

1916
62 9

#405: Agreement with Western Union Telegraph Co.
 

Re: stock ticker service at One East 70th Street.

1914, 1916
62 10

#408-A: New York Residence [empty envelope]
 

Re: proposed sculpture gallery. For additional documentation, see: One East 70th Street Papers, and TFC/FARL Architectural Records in this repository.

1918-1920
62 11

#408-H: New York Residence
 

Re: electric lamp contract made through Lord Electric Co.

1918-1920
62 12

#410: H.P. Snyder notes
 

Re: loans to Snyder and his newspaper, The Connellsville Courier.

1916-1917
62 13

#414-A: Faraday Coal & Coke Co.
 

Re: Berwind exchange

1915
62 14

#422: John Holroyd
 

Re: telephone service for Holroyd.

1916
62 15

#427: H.B. Thorne
 

Re: liability of Bankers Trust Co. when holding securities for customers.

1915
62 16

#429: Contents of Room 252, Frick Building Annex
 

undated
62 17

#430: Rules re: movement of private car "Westmoreland"
 

1910, 1914, undated
62 18

#434: Imperial Russian Government War Loan of 1916
 

1916-1918
62 19

#435: Norfolk & Western stock owned by Mary Allen Dixon
 

1916
62 20

#438: New York Clearing House rules and regulations
 

1916
62 21

#443: Exhibition of works by Serbian sculptor Ivan Mestrovic
 

1916-1917
62 22

#445: St. Paul Coal Co. Deed of Trust
 

Re: Thompson property in West Virginia.

1916-1917
62 23

#448: City of Pittsburgh - Ordinance for tunnel
 

Re: tunnel connecting the Arcade Building and Frick Building.

1916-1918, 1949
62 24

#456: Loan to Stanley Walter Krebs
 

1917
62 25

#458: C.G. Lewellyn
 

Re: proposed loan.

1917
62 26

#466: First Liberty Loan
 

1917-1918
62 27

#466-A: Second Liberty Loan
 

1917-1918
62 28

#466-B: Third Liberty Loan
 

1918-1920
63 1-2

#466-C: Fourth Liberty Loan
 

1919
63 3

#466-D: Fifth Liberty Loan
 

1919
63 4

#468: Loan to Frances A. Heath
 

1917, 1919
63 5

#471: Mrs. J.B.A. Fosburgh
 

Re: Investment in securities.

1915
63 6

#472: Central District Telephone Co.
 

Re: rates for telephone service in the Pittsburgh area.

1917
63 7

#474: Loan to Suzanne Keener
 

1917, 1921
63 8

#479: Frank Wouters/Oleogravure Co.
 

Re: reproductions of a portrait of Marshal Joffre.

1917
63 9

#484: Mount Union College
 

Re: endowed chair in honor of P.C. Knox.

1918
63 10

#486: A.G. Russell Jr.
 

Re: increase in salary.

1918
63 11

#493-A: Col. George Harvey
 

Re: North American War Weekly.

1919
63 12

#503: Walter Wellman
 

Re: financial assistance.

1919
63 13

#504: Insurance on Ford car at Prides Crossing
 

1919
63 14

#505: Childs Frick
 

Re: appointment on the scientific staff of the American Museum of Natural History.

1917
63 15

#508: Dissolution of Rex Mining Co.
 

1918
63 16

#509: Purchase of a picture by Vermeer
 

Contains correspondence with Joseph Duveen and others concerning the acquisition of Vermeer's Mistress and Maid.

1919
63 17

#511: Vacuum High Suction Cleaning System, Inc.
 

Re: vacuum cleaning at One East 70th Street.

1919
63 18

#513: New stock in Columbia Chemical Co.
 

1919
63 19

#519: St. Cecilia Symphony Orchestra concert tour
 

1919
63 20

#526: Inheritance taxes
 

Re: proposed revenue bills taxing transfers of property and gifts to charitable institutions.

1918-1919
63 21

#527: Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Chicago & St. Louis Railroad Co.
 

Re: actions taken by stockholders in the company.

1919
63 22

#530: Mr. Frick's will
 

Contains a brief letter from Frick to Lewis Cass Ledyard, the attorney who authored the will.

1915
63 23

#533: Massachusetts compensation insurance
 

1919
63 24

#535: Barbara A. Hines
 

Re: land on Rosemary Street in Pittsburgh, Pa.

1921-1922
63 25

#536: Gallatin Land Co.
 

Re: right of the H.C. Frick Estate to collect personal property tax from Gallatin Land Co.

1924
63 26

Unnumbered envelopes
 

Arthur Dummett, Inc. re: new trees on 70th Street, 1918-1919

Association for the Protection of the Adirondacks, 1919

Columbia Chemical Co. re: $50,000 note, 1918-1919

Consolidation of the Chicago & Northwestern Railway Co. and the Omaha, 1919

David Fraser re: bulbs for Clayton, 1919

Donner ore matter re: sale to U.S. Steel Corp, 1917-1918

George Wyness re: increase in wages, 1919

George Wyness re: roof on the house at Prides Crossing, 1919-1920

International Music Festival League, 1919

1914-1919
63 27

Unnumbered envelopes (continued)
 

John E. Milholland re: Republican campaign, 1919

John W. Fay re: Who's Who in the World War, 1919

Linden Avenue property [former residence of Martha H. Childs], 1914

Memorial to soldiers and sailors at Braddock, Pa., 1919

Richmond-Eureka Mining Co. re: committee formed to look after interests of minority stockholders, 1916-1919

Semi-monthly pays re: wages paid to Frick's employees, 1913

Tree Planting Association of the City of New York, 1917

Union Trust Company of Pittsburgh re: sale of shares at auction, 1917

1913-1920

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Subseries III: Finished Matters
 

This subseries contains envelopes that formerly housed documentation on Frick's personal and business matters, including investments, real estate transactions, membership in clubs, societies, and other organizations, contributions to family members and charitable organizations, art purchases, and service contracts. Envelopes frequently bear notes including a description of the matter at hand, action taken, payments made, and how the matter was resolved. In nearly all cases, the documentation was removed from the envelopes and filed elsewhere among Henry Clay Frick's papers. For missing envelopes, many can be found among Subseries II: Unfinished Matters.

Contents of this subseries are arranged by envelope number.

Box Folder Date
64 1

Envelopes #100-104
 

#100, #100A: Fleming, Harriet M., 1911-1915

#101: Drais, Clara C., 1909-1911

#102: Plant storage house at Prides Crossing, 1910-1911

#103: Estimate of walls, etc. at compost yard, Prides Crossing, 1910-1911

#104: Contract with Daniel Linehan and Son re: additions and changes to the garage and power house, Prides Crossing, 1911-1912

#104A: Estimate for cost of avenue, path, and grading around garage, Prides Crossing, 1911

#104B: Commission to Ernest W. Bowditch for work at Prides Crossing, 1911-1912

#104C: Estimate of D. Linehan and Son for cost of constructing tool house, various outbuildings, and fences at Prides Crossing, 1911-1912

#104D: Grading, furnishing loam, etc., at Tool House, sheds, etc., Prides Crossing, 1911-1912

1909-1915
64 2

Envelopes #105-112
 

#105: Contract with Lord Electric Co. for electric work, change in plant, etc., Prides Crossing, 1911

#105A: Sale of old engine set, Prides Crossing, 1911

#106A: Funds requested by Dr. John A. Brashear, 1911

#106E: Contributions to the John A. Brashear Fund, undated

#107: Pennsylvania Railroad Co. stock, undated

#108: New York library property, 1912

#108A: Proposed house to be erected on Lenox Property, 1914

#108B: Cost of examining title for New York library property, 1914

#108C: Offer to remove and re-erect Lenox Library, 1912

#108C: Bids for removing Lenox Library building, 1914

#108E: Removal of Lenox Library and construction of New York Residence, 1912

#108F: Furnishings - New York House, undated

#112: Chimes for Trinity Lutheran Church, Connellsville, Pa., 1909, 1911

1909-1914, undated
64 3

Envelopes #113-122
 

#113, #113A: Inspiration Copper Co. stock, 1910, 1912

#115: Dresel, E.L., undated

#116: Subscription to Deficiency Fund of The New Theatre, 1911

#116A: Loan to The New Theatre, 1910-1911

#117, #117A: Questions re: Indiana Harbor property, 1909, 1911, undated

#118: Central Y.W.C.A. Building Fund and Endowment Fund, 1909-1910

#120, #120A: Rental of Butt cottage, Augusta, Ga., 1910-1912

#121, #121A: Kentucky coal lands, 1910-1912

#122A, #122B: Investments in Norfolk and Western Railway Co., 1912-1913

1909-1913, undated
64 4

Envelopes #123-129
 

#123, #123A-123E: Contributions William D. Sohier's work on the North Shore of Boston (e.g. fighting gypsy moths, road work, etc.), 1911-1919

#124: Renewal of fence on the line of Carl Borntraeger's property, 1913

#125: Fire escapes on Building #4228, Fifth Ave. [Pittsburgh], 1910

#125A: Tree planting on Bellefield Avenue [Pittsburgh], undated

#126, #126A-B: International Mercantile Marine Co., 1912-1917

#127: Instructions re: Union Restaurant, undated

#128, #128A: National Golf Links of America, 1911, 1913

#129, #129A: Shares in Butte Coalition, undated

1910-1919, undated
64 5

Envelopes #131-139
 

#131: Point Judith Polo Club, 1910-1911.

#132, #132 A-I: Gibson, Archer, 1911-1917

#133, #133 A: Mr. Frick's offer to present to Metropolitan Museum a replica of Bigot's Plan of Imperial Rome, 1911, undated

#135: Engineer desired by Mr. Marvin Hughitt for temporary service, undated

#137: Colonial Steel Co. preferred stock, 1915

#138: Checks to be sent when Mr. Childs Frick writes (Carnegie Museum, Bronx Zoological Park, 1911-1913

#139: McPherson St. lot offered to Mr. P.R. Dillon, 1914

1910-1917, undated
64 6

Envelopes #140-150
 

#140: Work at "Clayton," directed by Miss Frick, 1911

#141: Widening of Water Street, undated

#142: Agreement with Duveen Brothers for two paintings (Gainsborough's Lady Duncombe and Romney's Lady Milnes), 1911-1912

#143: W. & J. Sloane's estimate for rugs and carpet, 1911

#145: Mr. Frick approved purchase by Faraday of the Harman 50.94 acres up to $5,000 at sale to be made by Commissioner of School Lands, 1911-1912

#146: $100.00 to be given to the Pittsburgh Leader if needed for the purpose of securing Checker Tourney for Pittsburgh, undated

#147: Education of Miss Elizabeth Lott, 1911-1914

#148: Pennsylvania Water & Power Co. Syndicate, 1911-1912

#149, #149A, #149C: Improvement of roads in Wenham, Mass., 1911-1915

#150: Mr. Frick approves of the painting of property at #4232 Fifth Avenue, 1911

1911-1915, undated
64 7

Envelopes #151-158
 

#151, #151 A-C, #151 E-G, #151 I: Fort Smith & Western Railway Co. bonds, 1911-1921

#152: Subscription to Young Men's Association of Scottdale, Pa., 1914

#153: B.C. Cooke given authority to sell "Harding Real Estate," 1911

#154, #154 A: Mercantile Trust Co. stock; also merger of Mercantile Trust Co. with Bankers Trust Co., and Bankers Trust Co. with Manhattan Trust Co., 1911-1912

#155: Estimates to extend rise of passenger elevator at Pride's Crossing, 1912

#156: Proposed donation to Gloucester Fisherman's Institute, 1911

#157: Playground to be built in Beverly, Mass., 1911-1912

#158, #158 A: Shares in Chicago Junction Railways and Union Stock Yards Co., 1911-1912, undated

1911-1921, undated
64 8

Envelopes #160-173
 

#160: Motor generator, etc., for Clairton Street Railway Co., 1911-1912

#161: Standard Oil Co. stock, 1911

#162: Memoranda re: Lawrence Dilworth estate, 1911

#163: Subscription to Boston-Harvard Aero Meet, 1911

#164: Letter of Thomas Cook & Son [re: 1912 trip to Egypt?], 1911

#165: Education of Jay E. Frick, 1910-1914

#166: Bonds of University Club, Pittsburgh, Pa., undated

#167, #167A: Indiana Harbor property (Lake Michigan Tract), 1913-1914

#168: Loan to Judge Buffington, undated

#169: Plan of all pipe lines at Prides Crossing, Mass., 1911

#170: Art gallery to be erected at Prides Crossing, Mass., 1911

#171: Colorado Light & Power Co., 1911

#172: Bridle path gate, [Prides Crossing, Mass.], 1911

#173: Money advanced Childs Frick for his trip to Africa, undated

1910-1914, undated
64 9

Envelopes #174-183
 

#174: Donation to Helen Keller, 1911-1915

#175: Building for Helen Clay Frick, to be planned by J. Harleston Parker, 1911-1912

#176: Donation to Boston Museum for work of their Egyptian Department, 1911-1912

#177: X-ray machine for Mercy Hospital, 1912

#178: Money advanced through Col. James M. Beck for unnamed work, 1912

#179: Portrait of H.C. Leeds by Jongers, 1911

#180: Proposed sewage plant site at Clairton, undated

#180 1/2: Purchase of Pingree Farm, 1912

#181: Life membership in Oakmont Country Club, 1912

#183: Sidewalk ordinance in Clairton, 1911-1913

#183, #183B-D, #183F: Myopia Hunt Club, 1912-1920

1911-1920, undated
64 10

Envelopes #184-197
 

#184: Question of inventories and appraisals, undated

#185: Swan & Finch Co. stock, 1912

#186: Repairs to stable behind Keeley Institute, 1912

#187, #187A-B: Private car "Westmoreland," 1914, undated

#189: Bid for Gently property, undated

#190: Merger between Equitable Trust co. and Knickerbocker Trust Co., undated

#191: Proposition for bridge and tunnel connecting Pittsburgh with South Hills, 1915

#193: Claim against Mercantile Safe Deposit Co., 1912, 1914

#195, #195A: Widening Cherry Alley from Fifth Ave. to Sixth Ave., 1912, 1914

#196: Additional space needed by Pittsburgh Steel Co. and National Tube Co., 1911

#197: G.L. Allen to trade in some Clairton lots, undated

1911-1915 , undated
64 11

Envelopes #198-210
 

#198, #198A: Westinghouse Machine Co., 1912, 1914

#199: Faraday Coal & Coke Co., 1912

#200: Merger of Columbia Trust Co. and Knickerbocker Trust Co., 1920

#201: Vacuum Oil Co. stock, 1912

#202, #202A: Interborough Rapid Transit Co. syndicate, 1913-1917

#203: Nevada Hills syndicate, 1915-1916, undated

#205: Davey Tree Expert Co., Inc., 1912

#206: Surveys of Wenham Farm by Henry F. Bryant, 1913

#208: Wrecking and removal of buildings, etc. on Grant St. and Sixth Ave. property, 1912

#209: Proposition of Union Storage Co. for purchase of Riter-Conley property, undated

#210: Stock in Pennsylvania Railroad Co., 1912

1912-1920, undated
65 1

Envelopes #211-228
 

#211: Half interest with Kunh, Loeb & Co. in Pennsylvania Railroad Stock joint account, 1911-1912

#214: Cement sidewalk on Homewood Ave., 1912

#215: St. John's Episcopal Church at Beverly Farms, Mass., 1912-1916

#216, #216 A: Clairton Street Railway Co., 1912

#217: Wenham Farm, 1912

#218: Mr. Overholt authorized to buy an electric car for Edgar, 1912

#220: Standard Oil Co. of California stock, 1912

#223: White, John M., 1912-1914

#225: Memorial to Mayor Magee, undated

#226, #226 A-B: Loans to Pittsburgh Tube Co., 1912-1918

#227: Singing lessons for Inez Harrison, 1912-1913

#228: Messrs. Galt & Young, Shorthand Reporters, Washington, D.C., to furnish daily copies of testimony to be given before Sub-Committee investigating Campaign Contributions, 1912

1911-1918, undated
65 2

Envelopes #229-235
 

#229, #229 A: Settlement with Mr. A. Cummins, 1912-1913

#230: Organ for Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Wooster, Ohio, 1913

#231, #231 A: Henry Clay Frick's voter registration, 1912, 1916

#233: P.W. French & Co. have fitted up Aquarelle Room at 640 Fifth Ave. for pictures, 1912-1913

#234, #234 A-D: Tobacco Syndicate and Tobacco Products Corporation, 1912-1919

#235: Work to be done by Dewar & Clinton, 435 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa., 1912

1912-1919
65 3

Envelopes #236-247
 

#236, #236 A: Lake Michigan Tract, 1912-1913

#237: Project for athletic field, rear of City Farm, Beverly, Mass., 1912

#238: Joseph Lewis promises to pay H.C. Frick $125.00, 1912-1913

#239: Stock in Cambria Steel Co., 1915

#241: Purchase of two painting by Paolo Veronese, 1912-1913

#242: Set of the complete works of John Ruskin, limited edition, for the University Library, Wooster, Ohio, 1912

#243: De Dion Bouton 50 horsepower auto ordered by Henry Clay Frick, 1913

#244: Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Co. convertible bonds, 1913

#245: Charter of steam yacht "Rheclair," 1913

1912-1915
65 4

Envelopes #249-256
 

#249, #249 A-D: Indiana Harbor property/Lake Michigan tract, 1913

#250, #250 A: Union Pacific Railroad Co. stock, 1913-1914

#251: Bellefield property, [Pittsburgh, Pa.], 1914

#252, #252 A-C: Darr & Moore lease/ Moore, Leonard & Lewis lease/ Moore, Leonard & Lynch lease, 1913-1919

#253: Agreement for telephone service at 640 Fifth Ave., 1907-1913

#254: Writing by Burton Alva Konkle, 1913

#256: Pittsburgh Coal Co. preferred stock, undated

1907-1919, undated
65 5

Envelopes #257-274
 

#257: Pittsburgh Blue Book, 1913-1914

#258: 1914 Book of Prominent Families (issued by Index Co.), 1914

#259: Request of Pittsburgh Press Club for contribution to Building Fund, 1917

#260: Saint Cloud Country Club, undated

#261: Breeze, Charles, 1913-1914

#262: Promise to Mr. L.E. Johnson, 1913-1914

#264: Contract for new Mercedes car, 1913-1914

#265: Joint account of A.W. Mellon, R.B. Mellon, and H.C. Frick, undated

#266: Purchase of Thompson property in Wooster, Ohio, for Sallie F. Lott, 1913-1914

#267: New York, New Haven & H[udson?] Railroad Co. bond subscription, 1913

#268: $100,000 donation to the Y.M.C.A/Y.W.C.A, 1914-1915

#269: Tinstman, H.O., Mrs., 1914

#270: Statue of Mr. Chas. B. MacDonald to be executed by Prince Paul Troubetzkoy, ultimately to be presented to the National Golf Links of America, 1914

#271: Project for athletic field at Beverly, Mass., revived, 1914

#272: Expenses of Dr. Jesse Benedict Carter in connection with endowment for American Academy in Rome, 1914

#273, #273 A: New entrance to Union Savings Bank (F.J. Osterling, architect), 1914-1915

#274: $15,000 donation to the Diocese of Pittsburgh, 1914-1915

1913-1917, undated
65 6

Envelopes #276-285
 

#276: Elsie de Wolfe to furnish a set of old English chairs for new house, 1914

#277: Historical Society of Pennsylvania (contribution toward the purchase of Penn portraits), 1914

#278: Contribution to Kingsley House, 1914

#279: Rugs ordered of W. & J. Sloane Co. by Mr. Childs Frick, 1914

#280, #280 B-C: Hotel proposition/Pittsburgh Hotels Co. stock, 1914-1916

#281: Point property (Penn Ave. and Barbeau St.), 1914, 1916

#282: Southern Pacific Co. convertible bonds, 1914

#283, 283 A: Purchase and improvements to Hartzler Farm for J. Edgar Frick, 1914

#284: National McKinley Birthplace Memorial Association, 1914-1915

#285, #285 A: Vanderbilt lease (640 Fifth Ave.), 1914

1914-1916
65 7

Envelopes #287-303
 

#287: Consolidated Gas Co., undated

#288: Employment of Easthope Martin as organist, 1914

#289: Aeolian Co. to tune and regulate organ and blowing apparatus at Prides Crossing, undated

#290: Essex Country Club bonds, 1914

#291: Welte Mignon piano removed from 640 Fifth Ave. for storage, 1914, 1916

#292: Subscription to fund for the Seventh Annual Convention of the National Association of Real Estate Exchanges, 1914

#293: Quarterly donation to William George Jordan, 1914-1917

#294: Hon. Herman A. MacDonald, Mayor, Beverly, Mass. (re: High School athletic field and building), 1914

#295: Guild formed by the artists of Boston, 1914

#296, 296A: Loans to Charles B. Macdonald, 1914-1915

#297: Additions and alterations to Eagle Rock, Prides Crossing, Mass., undated

#298: Metropolitan Opera and Real Estate Co. (repairs to arm chair in box), 1914

#299: Loan to Dr. Oscar Kniffler, 1914-1915

#300: Dunbar Township High School, 1914

#301: Loan for Bryce J. Allan through Bankers Trust Co., 1914-1919

#302: Indiana Harbor property/Lake Michigan Tract, 1914

#303: Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Chicago & St. Louis Railway stock, 1914

1914-1919, undated
65 8

Envelopes #305-320
 

#305: Mortgage to assist Mrs. Gage, a daughter of Capt. Jones, 1915-1920

#307, 307 A: Francis H. Denny property, Augusta, Ga., 1910-1919

#308: Purchase of Hoppner's "The Ladies Sarah and Catherine Bligh," 1915

#310, #310 A: Allowances for Mary V.O. McCain and Alice C. Overholt, 1915-1921

#311, 311 A-B: Bellefield property, [Pittsburgh, Pa.], 1915-1916

#313: Linden Avenue property, 1916

#314: Hostetter property (formerly Peacock property) adjoining Clayton, undated

#315, #315 A: Property at the corner of Homewood Ave. and Reynolds St. (re: selling to Homewood Cemetery), 1915

#316: Third Avenue Railway, undated

#317: Paintings offered for purchase by Mrs. Lewis Hind, 1915

#318: Brooklyn Rapid Transit Co. stock, undated

#319: R.W. Johnston Studios (re: sepia enlargement), 1917

#320: Exchange of stock in Amalgamated Copper Co. for stock in Anaconda Copper Mining Co., 1915

1910-1921, undated
65 9

Envelopes #321-338
 

#321: Bill of Dr. H.W. Nowell (claim against estate of Martha H. Childs), 1916

#322: Contribution to the American Social Hygiene Association, 1915-1920

#324: Loan to Lyman B. Childs, 1915

#325: Piping Rock Club, 1915

#326: Furniture purchased from G.A. Letts, 1915

#327: Employment of Ruth E. Williams to look after works of art in the New York house during the summer, 1915

#329: Fishing arrangement with Starling Childs of Bonbright & Co., 1915

#330, 330 A: Property adjoining the New York Residence, 1915

#331: Country Club of Pittsburgh, 1916

#332: Lido Golf Club, 1915-1916

#333: Financial assistance for Mary Frick, 1915-1916

#334: New York Shipbuilding Co. stock, undated

#335: Lighting in Frick Building Annex, 1915

#336: William Penn Hotel mortgage, 1915

#337: Cigarettes purchased from Stephano Brothers, 1915

#338: Thomas Hoy v. H.C. Frick, 1915

1915-1920, undated
65 10

Envelopes #339-349
 

#339: Gunn's Hill property (re: baseball permit), undated

#340: Letter to Alfred Anson re: Duke of Devonshire's Memling, 1915

#342: Estimate of Joseph Horne Co. for cleaning, etc. at Clayton, 1915

#343: Botticelli and Holbein, belonging to Hugh Blaker, brought to America by Jon Eyre for Henry Clay Frick's inspection, 1915

#344: Sunday Creek Co. collateral trust bonds, 1915

#345, 345 A-B: Joint accounts with John S. Phipps, 1917-1918, undated

#346: Contribution to Industrial Home for Crippled Children, 1916

#347: Metropolitan Opera and Real Estate Co. (re: opera box chairs), 1915

#348: Agreement with Wadley & Smythe for care of trees, grass, hedges, etc. at New York Residence, 1915-1916

#349, 349 B-C, E-G: Gifts to Princeton University, 1915-1920

#341: Cambria Steel Co. stock given to Childs Frick, 1915

1915-1920, undated
65 11

Envelopes #350-361
 

#350: Agreement with Cauldwell-Wingate Co. to maintain shutters at New York Residence, 1916-1917

#352: North Shore Association for the Extermination of Mosquitoes, 1915-1917

#353, #353 A-C: Notes of M. Knoedler & Co., 1915-1916

#354, 354 A: Kennecott Copper Syndicate, 1915-1916

#355: Blind Brook Golf Club, 1916-1917

#356, 356 A: Erie Railroad Co. convertible bonds, 1916-1917

#357: Henry Clay Frick to join H.A.C. Taylor in buying property at the corner of 71st Street from Mr. Baylies, 1916

#358, 358 A: Anglo-French bonds, 1915-1916

#360: Cuba Sugar Cane Corporation Syndicate, undated

#361, 361 A-B: Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Co., 1915-1919

1915-1919, undated
66 1

Envelopes #362-365
 

#362: Contribution to St. Bartholomew's Church, 1916-1918

#363, 363 A-K: Paintings, furniture, and other items purchased through Duveen Brothers, 1915-1921

#364, 364 A-D: Cottage at Prides Crossing, Mass., and improvements to the farm at Wenham, Mass., 1915-1916

#365: Bust of Madame du Cayla by J.A. Houdon, 1916-1917

1915-1921
66 2

Envelopes #366-382
 

#366: Purchase of Rolls Royce from Robert W. Schuette, 1916

#367: Question of Harry Thaw purchasing the Highland Building, 1916

#368: Paulsboro property, undated

#369: American International Corporation stock, 1915-1917

#370, 370 A-C: The Links Golf Club, Searingtown, N.Y., 1916-1919

#371, 371 A: The Barahona Company, 1916, 1918

#373: Pittsburgh Golf Club bonds, 1916

#374: Loaning Dagnan-Bouveret's "Consolatrix Afflictorum" to the Cleveland Museum of Art, 1916

#375: White Motor Co. stock, 1915

#376: R.G. Dun & Co./The Mercantile Agency, 1915

#378: Metropolitan Opera & Real Estate Co. annual assessment, 1916-1917

#381: Suite of furniture offered to E.T. Stotesbury, 1916

#382: Negotiations with Jules Porges for Rembrandt's "Woman with a Bible," 1916

1915-1919, undated
66 3

Envelopes #385-407
 

#385: Mosquito Campaign - North Shore, 1916-1917

#387: National Golf Links of America, 1916

#388: Clayton Conservatory re: amount due from Zieger Co., 1916

#389: Copies of "Benvenuto Cellini" purchased from Charles Scribner's Sons, 1916

#390: Chair frames belonging to Mr. Frick; red damask fabric belonging to Maus, undated

#395: Silex Percolator Co. [gifts to Bryce J. Allan and James Parker], 1916

#396 Metropolitan Trust Co., New York re: new account, 1916

#397: American Foreign Securities Co. syndicate agreement, 1916

#398: Carnegie Museum re: black rhinoceros exhibit, 1920

#400: Correspondence with James W. Bechervaise re: bath tub at Cascapedia, 1916

#401: Contribution for Schenley Memorial, 1916

#402: Correspondence with Charles Carstairs re: purchasing Sargent painting for Lewis Ledyard, 1915-1918

#403: Correspondence with J.A. Farrell, 1915

#404: Proposed sale of Riter Conley property, 1916

#405: Estimate for curtains from B. Altman & Co., 1916

#407: Castalia Sporting Club, 1915-1916

1915-1920, undated
66 4

Envelopes #408-425
 

#408, 408 C-E: New York Residence re: work by Carrère & Hastings, John H. Shipway & Brother, and John A. Bank & Brother, 1916-1918

#409: Sale of Highland Building to Josiah V. Thompson, 1914, 1916

#411: Appraisal of J.P. Morgan Estate, 1916

#412: Exchange of Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Chicago & St. Louis Railway Co. stock, 1917

#413, 413 A: M. Knoedler & Co. bills; mezzotints for The Links, 1916-1918

#414: Proposition of the Pittsburgh Coal Co. to buy Faraday property, 1915

#416: New York City Police Department re: psychopathic laboratory, 1916

#417: Patrizio Art Mosaic Co. re: mosaic work on porch at Clayton, 1916

#419: Paintings by Jonkhur Six, 1916

#420: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Two-Year 5% Secured Loan Gold Note Syndicate, undated

#421: Shaw Coal Co. deeds, 1916, 1919

#423: McElveen Furniture Co. re: carpets for Pittsburgh office, 1916

#424: Contribution to Beverly Hospital, 1916

#425: Boucher paintings purchased from Mrs. W. Rathbone Bacon, 1916

1914-1919, undated
66 5

Envelopes #426-452
 

#426: Wallis paintings; Maris "Windmills & Lock," 1916

#428: United States Steel common stock, undated

#431: Contribution to John W. Alexander Endowment Fund, 1916-1917

#432: Subscription to fund to bring French concert singers to New York, 1916, 1918

#433: Contribution to the Hospitality Fund of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1916

#436: United Alloy Steel Corporation syndicate, 1916, 1919

#439: Correspondence with George Lockhart Allen re: purchase of Foster lot, 1916-1917

#440: Stock in Kendall Gold Mining Co., 1916-1917

#441, 441 A: Union Arcade Building re: city assessments, 1916-1918

#444: American Ambulance Hospital in Paris, 1917

#446: Chicago & Northwester Railway Co. stock increase, 1917

#447: Sale of equipment, etc. in Frick Building to Duquesne Light Co., 1916-1917

#449, 449 A: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland One-Year and Two-Year 5 1/2% Secured Loan Convertible Gold Note Syndicate, undated

#451: Application of Joseph Donon for the position of chef, 1917

#452: Pach Brothers re: steel engraving to be made from photograph of Henry Clay Frick, 1917

1916-1919, undated
66 6

Envelopes #453-476
 

#453: Hon. Mrs. Alfred Anson re: stock turned over to Chas. D. Barney & Co., 1918

#454: Subscription to the fund for Infantile Paralysis, State of Massachusetts, 1917

#455: Addition to home of Mrs. Sallie F. Lott, 1917

#457: Letter to H.C. McEldowney re: room in Frick Building formerly used as a restaurant, 1917, 1919

#459: Fidelity Title & Trust stock, 1917

#460: Portrait of John C. Tappin by Alphonse Jongers, 1916

#461: Painting by Spencer Hals, 1917

#464: Loan to Roland F. Knoedler, 1917

#465: Toledo Furnace Co. increase of capital stock, 1917

#467: Subscription to American Red Cross, 1917

#469: Yearly allowance for Jeremiah Frick, 1916, 1918

#473: Contribution toward the education of Lillian Ramsey, 1917

#475: Engravings to illustrate article on the visit of the French Mission to the United States, 1917

#476, 476: Commissions from sculptor J. Massey Rhind, 1917-1923

1916-1923
66 7

Envelopes #477-501
 

#477: Fusion Committee of 1917, 1917

#478: Note of William Butterworth to M. Knoedler & Co., 1917

#480: Red Cross Auxiliary of The Frick Building, 1918

#481: Sherman, Frederic Fairchild re: "Art in America," 1918-1919

#482: Maeder property at the corner of Fifth Ave. and William Penn Place, 1918

#483: Engaging Joseph Stanley Farrar as organist in New York and at Prides Crossing, 1918-1919

#485: Enlistment of John W. Frick in the Army, 1918-1919

#487: Contribution to New York Cooking School, 1918

#488: Portrait of C.B. MacDonald by Gari Melcher, 1918

#489: United States 4% Certificates of Indebtedness, 1918

#490: Metropolitan Opera & Real Estate Co. re: assessment, 1918

#491: Advance to Dr. Lawrence Litchfield, 1918-1919

#493: Col. George Harvey re: contribution to "North American War Weekly," 1918

#494: Arthur Dummett, Inc. re: proposition for oriental plane trees at One East 70th Street, 1918

#495: Norfolk & Western Railway Co. stock, 1918-1919

#496: The Bellefield Co. bonds, 1918-1919

#497, 497 A: Bankers Trust Co. stock, 1918-1919

#499: Bridge, J.H. re: Appleton's Cyclopaedias, 1918

#500: Houghton, George S. re: financial assistance, 1919-1921

#501: Portrait of George Washington by Gilbert Stuart, 1919

1917-1921
66 8

Envelopes #502-534
 

#502: Painting by Lieut. Lemordant, purchased by Helen Clay Frick, undated

#506: Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Co. bonds, 1919-1920

#507, 507 A: Ten paintings purchased from the Estate of Virginia P. Bacon; Duveen Brothers re: portrait of Lady Meux, 1919, 1921

#510 A: Aeolian Co. re: work to be done on the organ at Prides Crossing, 1919-1920

#512: Lord Electric Co. re: vacuum cleaner installation, etc., 1919

#513: Interborough Rapid Transit Co. bonds, 1919-1920

#515: Riter-Conley property re: Elizabeth A. McFadden ground rent, undated

#516: Claim of Eugene J. Sauvageau, 1919

#517: Creelman, Alice B. re: Holbein portrait and "Madonna and Child," 1919-1920

#521: Goldfield Consolidated Mines Co. stock, 1919

#523: Proposed subway for Pittsburgh, 1919

#524: Riter-Conley property re: taxes, 1919

#528: Cerro de Pasco Copper Corporation, undated

#529 B-C: A. Overolt & Co. re: liquidation, 1919

#531: Forbes, B.C. re: contribution to Forbes Financial Magazine, 1919

#534: Comfort station for Frick Park, Homestead, Pa., 1920

1919-1921, undated

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Subseries IV: Agreements
 

Files in this subseries largely pertain to real estate transactions and investments in in various companies. Exceptions to this include an agreement with F.J. Osterling for renovations at Clayton, and contracts for utilities at Clayton and the Frick Building. A bound record of agreements filed at the beginning of the subseries provides details such as the parties involved, pertinent dates (i.e. expiration, payment, renewal, cancellation, etc.), a synopsis, and the location where related documentation.

Numbered agreements are filed first, followed by unnumbered agreements in alphabetical order.

Box Folder Date
67 1

Record of agreements
 

Volume in which details of various agreements are recorded. Entries may include with whom the agreement was made, the date and expiration of agreement, and information about costs, payments, and renewals.

1912-1918
67 2

Memoranda re: agreements
 

undated
67 3

#4: South Penn Railway Co.
 

Re: subscribers to the company.

1885-1888
67 4

#7: Shady Side Lot
 

Re: Aiken property on Pittsburgh's 20th ward.

1887, 1892
67 5

#8: Thomas Street Property
 

Re: Doerr property in Pittsburgh's 21st ward.

1884-1901
67 6

#16: North American Phonograph Co./P.L. Walter
 

Re: stock in the company.

1888-1895
67 7

#21: Union Bridge Co.
 

Re: stock in the company.

1888-1892
67 8

#28: Second Ave. Property, nos. 133 & 135
 

Re: property in Pittsburgh's 2nd ward.

1891-1892
67 9

#32: Henry Phipps Jr. & Robert Pitcairn/Frank Thomson & Robert Pitcairn
 

Re: interest in Carnegie Brothers & Co., Carnegie, Phipps & Co., and H.C. Frick Coke Co.

1886-1911
67 10

#34: Baldwin Estate
 

Re: administration of the estate of William Baldwin.

1884-1892
67 11

#40: F.J. Osterling
 

Re: alterations to Clayton.

1891-1894
67 12

#46: Mercantile Library Hall Co./James F. Hudson
 

Re: stock in the company.

1894
67 13

#47: Lake Erie and Ohio Ship Canal
 

Includes published reports, subscription agreement, correspondence with John E. Shaw, and a supplement to a 1907 prospectus.

1894-1908
67 14

#53: Butler & Pittsburgh Railroad Syndicate
 

Re: subscription to the syndicate.

1896-1897
67 15

#54: Consolidated Traction Co.
 

Re: stock in the company.

1896
67 16

#57: Virginia Coal Property
 

Re: coal lands in Wise County, Va.

1897
68 1

#72: Revere Coal Tract
 

Re: property in Fayette County, Pa.

1898-1899
68 2

#83: Cornucopia Mines
 

Re: subscription to stock in the company; includes correspondence with Henry Wick.

1898-1916
68 3

#86: Continental Coke Co.
 

Agreement with Henry Wick re: sale of the company.

1899
68 4

#89: Big Meadows Gas Co.
 

Folder contains financial statement of the company.

1899
68 5

#95: Windella Pineapple Co.
 

Folder contains prospectus and solicitations for subscription to the company.

1899
68 6

#101: Amalgamated Copper Co.
 

Re: shares of stock in the company.

1899
68 7

#104: Lease of Rooms 919 and 920 from Carnegie Steel Co. to Henry Clay Frick
 

Re: lease of rooms in the Carnegie Building, Pittsburgh, Pa.

1898-1899
68 8

#111: Rochester Heat and Light Co.
 

Re: shares of stock in the company.

1899
68 9

#112: Penn Cotton Mill
 

Re: shares of stock in the company.

1905
68 10

#113: Elizabeth Water Co.; Monongahela Valley Water Co.
 

Re: exchange of property.

1899-1901
68 11

#121: Oil investment
 

Folder contains receipts for payment on contract and attorney's fees.

1900
68 12

#128: P.C. Knox
 

Re: shares of National Steel common stock.

1900
68 13

#135: S.L. Schoonmaker
 

Re: shares in the Carnegie Co. and United States Steel.

1900-1901
68 14

#136: McCracken property
 

Re: property in Pittsburgh's 6th ward.

1900
68 15

#161: George Megrew
 

Re: stock in United States Steel Corp.

1901
68 16

#163: American Locomotive Co.
 

Re: subscription for shares in the company.

1901
68 17

#170: New York Dock Co.
 

Re: bonds and stock in the company.

1901
68 18

#179: International Banking Corp.
 

Folder contains circulars to stockholders in the company.

1902
68 19

#181: St. John Hotel property
 

Re: property in Pittsburgh's 3rd ward.

1902
68 20

Allegheny County Light Co.
 

Re: domestic lighting contract for Clayton.

1906
68 21

Allegheny County Steam Heating Co.
 

Re: contract for steam heating [at Clayton?]

1915
68 22

American Academy in Rome
 

Contains information re: Frick's election as a Trustee, and inquiry into Frick's $100,000 contribution to the Academy.

1910, 1912
68 23

Anson, Alfred, Mrs.
 

Re: shares of Norfolk & Western stock.

1917
68 24

Borough of Homestead, Pa.
 

Re: improvements to a public square in Homestead.

1902
68 25

Carr, William A.
 

Re: terms of Carr's employment.

1901, 1906
68 26

Country Club of Allegheny County
 

Re: unpaid balance on the mortgage of the club.

1921-1925
68 27

Country Club of Pittsburgh
 

Re: lease of property known as the English Farm to the club.

1913-1919
69 1

Creelman, James
 

Re: loan to Creelman.

1907
69 2

Cumberland Coal Co.
 

Re: coal property in Greene County, Pa.

1919
69 3

Cummins, A.
 

Re: Cummins' interest in various coal lands in Virginia, West Virginia, and Kentucky.

1901-1912
69 4

Denny, Francis H.
 

Re: Denny's mortgage with the Union Trust Company of Pittsburgh.

1914
69 5

Diller, Theodore
 

Re: widening of Forbes Street in Pittsburgh.

1916
69 6

Duquesne Light Co.
 

Re: electrical service at the Frick Building and Frick Building Annex.

1915
69 7

Duveen Brothers
 

Re: payments made to Duveen Brothers.

1916-1921
69 8

Epstein, Burford B.
 

Re: lease of property in Pittsburgh's 2nd ward.

1919-1920
69 9

Equitable Life Assurance Society
 

Re: Clairton Land Co. bonds.

1906, 1916
69 10

Frick Museum
 

Folder contains correspondence with Lewis Cass Ledyard and Victor Morawetz re: incorporation of The Frick Collection.

1918-1919
69 11

Harding, J. Horace
 

Re: land in Douglas County, Wis.

1907, 1919
69 12

Heyl & Patterson, Inc.
 

Re: lease of the Riter-Conley property in Pittsburgh.

1917-1918
69 13

Holmes Electric Protective Co.
 

Re: contract for watchman service at One East 70th Street in New York.

1916-1923
69 14

Johnson, L.E.
 

Re: purchase of Norfolk & Western Railway Co. stock.

1906, 1910
69 15

Kaufmann Brothers
 

Re: exhaust pipe on the roof of the Kaufmann Brothers store in Pittsburgh.

1906, 1908
69 16

Laufman, W.B., Jr.
 

Re: construction of a tennis court on Frick's property.

1915
69 17

Louisville & Nashville Railroad Co.
 

Re: railroad sidetrack at Emlyn, Ky.

1911-1912
69 18

M. Knoedler & Co.
 

Re: guaranty of Knoedler's promissory notes.

1900-1907
69 19

McCrea, James
 

Re: interest in the Faraday Coal & Coke Co.

1902
69 20

Mellon, A.W./Brushton property
 

Re: property known as McCombs Farm, purchased with R.B. Mellon, H.C. Frick, Robert Pitcairn, A.M. Thorne, and W.S. Mitchell.

1887
69 21

Mellon, A.W. and Richard B.
 

Re: partnership in the West Overton Distilling Co.

1918
69 22

Mellon, A.W., et al
 

Re: Union Trust Co., Mellon National Bank, and Union Savings Bank.

undated
69 23

Mercedes license certificate no. 725
 

Re: agreement with Daimler Mfg. Co. [agreement not in file].

1905
69 24

Merriman, M.A.
 

Re: guaranty of Steel Preferred stock.

1906
69 25

Metropolitan Opera & Real Estate Co.
 

Re: increase in the annual assessment of stockholders.

1916
69 26

New York Telephone Co.
 

Re: telephone service at 640 Fifth Avenue and One East 70th Street in New York.

1907-1915
69 27

Nicola, Frank F. [empty envelope]
 

1913
69 28

P. & A. Telephone Co.
 

Re: right of way to erect telephone poles.

1904
69 29

Pittsburgh Athletic Association
 

Re: use of tennis courts on property at the corner of Grant Boulevard and Forbes Street.

1910-1912
70 1

Pittsburgh Field Club
 

Re: use of land by the club as a golf course.

1914
70 2

Pittsburgh office
 

Re: salaries and duties of employees in Frick's Pittsburgh office. Includes resignation of F.W. McElroy.

1910-1918
70 3

Sale of Bellefield property to the University of Pittsburgh
 

Re: property bounded by Bigelow Boulevard, Fifth Avenue, Bellefield Avenue, and Forbes Street.

1921-1922
70 4

St. Paul Coal Co.
 

Re: money advanced to purchase Josiah V. Thompson mortgage.

1916
70 5

Stewart, Altena J. and Samuel
 

Re: guarantee of bond and mortgage.

1900
70 6

Tablet & Ticket Co.
 

Re: Frick Building directories.

1915
70 7

Union Safe Deposit Co.
 

Re: assignment of safe deposit vault, equipment, fixtures, and furniture in the Frick Building to Henry Clay Frick.

1911
70 8

Union Savings Bank of Pittsburgh
 

Re: lease of space in the Frick Building.

1911, 1919
70 9

Union Trust Co. of Pittsburgh
 

Re: various mortgages, judgments, and stock.

1904-1916
70 10

United Iron & Metal Co.
 

Re: lease of Riter-Conley property in Pittsburgh.

1919
70 11

University Club of Pittsburgh
 

Re: license for tennis courts.

1907, 1921
70 12

Waddell, S.H.
 

Re: prospecting and boring for oil and gas in Jefferson County, Ohio.

1900
70 13

Water Delivery Co.
 

Re: lease of Riter-Conley property in Pittsburgh.

1918
70 14

West Overton Distilling Co.
 

Agreement with Sherman C. Bosworth.

1907
70 15

Western Union Telegraph Co.
 

Re: contract for time service at One East 70th Street in New York.

1916
70 16

Whitney. George I.
 

Re: will appointing H.C. Frick as executor.

1901-1902
70 17

William Penn Hotel Co.
 

Re: assignment of bond and mortgage.

1916
70 18

Envelopes for agreements - not used
 

undated

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Subseries V: Bound Volumes
 

This subseries contains miscellaneous bound volumes prepared and maintained by Frick's office staff. They include an address book, an index to a file case, and an inventory of securities held in a safe deposit box.

Box Folder Date
70 19

Index to file case
 

Inscribed in front cover: "This is an index prepared by Miss Brock when in N.Y. Most, if not all of the papers were subsequently [brought] to Pgh for file. F.W.McE. [Frank W. McElroy]"

1912
70 20

Addresses and memoranda
 

Contains addresses, telephone numbers, etc., for family members, employees, friends, and others.

circa 1912-1920s
70 21

Securities in Mercantile Safe Deposit
 

1911

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