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Descriptive inventory for the Harry Flanders papers, 1885-1931, bulk 1900-1930

Harry Flanders papers

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Descriptive inventory for the Harry Flanders papers, 1885-1931, bulk 1900-1930

Finding aid created by Ellen Brooks; edited by Sarah Dorpinghaus, 2010.
  
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Collection Overview +/-

Title: Harry Flanders papers, 1885-1931 (inclusive), 1900-1930 (bulk)
Creator: Harry Flanders
Dates: 1885-1931 (inclusive), 1900-1930 (bulk)
Accession number: 2010.0009.1
Bib number: 00065701
Call number: MSS Lot F
Size: 4.5 linear ft. (11 boxes)
Language of material:Collection is written in English.

Provenance statement:

Gift of Nancy Hornak (accession #: 2010.0009.1).

Terms governing use:

Copyright may be retained by the creators of items, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law, unless otherwise noted.

Restriction(s):

Research use of this collection is governed by the standard rules and regulations of the Chicago History Museum Research Center.

Please cite this collection as:

Harry Flanders Papers (Chicago History Museum) plus a detailed description, date, and box/ folder number of a specific item.

Collection Summary +/-

Correspondence, financial records, legal papers, diaries, photographs, medical papers, and other personal and professional papers of Harry L. Flanders, a Chicago leather tanner and trunk maker. Included are correspondence and other papers pertaining to Victoria Flanders, Harry Flanders’ wife. Receipts in the collection include business and household expenses for Flanders and his family, such as stabling services, Victoria Flanders’ gowns, laundry, alcohol, and gas/incandescent light bills. Issues of the Hayes Bulletin, a medical publication concerning the treatment of asthma and hay fever (ca. 1930) are also present.

Biographical/Historical Note +/-

Harry L. Flanders was a resident of the Ravenswood neighborhood of Chicago (Ill.) and worked as a leather tanner and trunk maker. Born in New Hampshire in 1866, Flanders settled in Chicago in the late 19th century. Before working in the leather industry he had several other business ventures, including a pharmaceutical business. Flanders married Victoria Maxwell and together they had three children, only one of which survived to adulthood. Flanders died in 1946 and is buried in Graceland Cemetery in Chicago.

Catalog Subject Headings +/-

Subjects:
Asthma--Treatment--United States--20th century
Leather industry and trade--Illinois--Chicago--19th century
Leather industry and trade--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
Luggage industry--Illinois--Chicago--19th century
Luggage industry--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
Medicine--Formulae, receipts, prescriptions--20th century
Respiratory allergy--Treatment--United States--20th century
Tanning--Illinois--Chicago
Persons:
Flanders, Harry L.--1866-1946--Archives
Flanders, Victoria--Correspondence
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Diaries
Financial records
Formulae, receipts, prescriptions
Legal documents
Medical records
Newsletters
Photographic prints
Receipts (financial records)
Geographic:
Chicago, Illinois--Commerce
Ravenwood (Chicago, Ill.)

Organization and Arrangement of Collection +/-

The collection is arranged in four series.

Click on heading to view series description.

Series 1. Correspondence, 1885-1931 (box 1-3)
Series 2. Biographical materials, 1885-1931 (box 3-4)
Series 3. Receipts, 1885-1931 (box 5)
Series 4. Financial records, 1885-1931 (box 6-11)

About This Finding Aid +/-

Creation: Finding aid encoded by Joy Wohlman Boyce using Oxygen XML editor, 2016.
Language: Finding aid is written in English.
Other Finding Aids: Finding aid also submitted to the Explore Chicago Collections portal.
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