Papers, 1901-1959.


Papers, 1901-1959.

The majority of the collection is business records from his rubber companies but also includes papers from his other involvements. Letters to wife while in Europe and Africa on safari in 1929. Correspondence with Alfred Lief re: his biography of H.S. Firestone. Correspondence with Harry Kuhn and other members of the Armed Forces Chemical Association. Correspondence re: Eastman House and copies of dedication speech by Merrill C. Meigs and dedication speech for the Dryden Theatre by Thomas J. Hargrave. Letters re: nursing scholarships and his resignation from the board of Evanston Hospital and their resolution regarding his importance to that institution. Copy of "A Historical Survey of the Rubber Industry in Chicago" by H.A. Winkleman.

.42 linear feet (1 box)


SNAC Resource ID: 7665270

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library

Related Entities

There are 13 Entities related to this resource.

Dryden Rubber Company (Chicago, Ill.) (corporateBody)

Peerless Rubber Horse Shoe Company (Chicago, Ill.) (corporateBody)

United States. Army. Chemical Corps (corporateBody)

Dryden Hoof Pad Company (Chicago, Ill.) (corporateBody)

Evanston Hospital (corporateBody)

George Eastman House (corporateBody)

Lief, Alfred, 1901-1971 (person)

Armed Forces Chemical Association (corporateBody)

Charles P. Dryden Company (Chicago, Ill.) (corporateBody)

Firestone, Harvey Samuel, 1868-1938 (person)

Eastman, George, 1854-1932 (person)

Sheller Manufacturing Corporation (corporateBody)

Dryden, George Bascomb, 1869-1959. (person)

Inventor of rubber horseshoe pads and founder of the rubber company that produced them in Chicago, also early friend and business partner of Harvey Firestone, government advisor for over 25 years on chemical warfare, member of the board of directors of Evanston Hospital, trustee of the Eastman House in Rochester, NY and responsible for the building of the Dryden Theatre there. Married to Ellen Andrus, niece of George Eastman. From the description of Papers, 1901-1959. (Abraham Lincol...