Willing family papers, 1874-1932.

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Willing family papers, 1874-1932.

Financial records, including probate documents, receipts, and account books; and correspondence and letterbooks of the Willing family of Chicago (Ill.) and Virginia, primarily concerning investments, taxes, charities, and estates; with topical files on social and business interests of Mark Skinner Willing, primarily 1925-1931. Topics include automobiles, servants, caterers, private schools, social clubs, Bushfield Farm (Mt. Holly, Va.), and philanthropic and cultural interests, as well as investments in real estate, banks, mining, and electrical companies. Correspondents include the Chicago Historical Society, the Newberry Library, Chicago Council on Foreign Relations, Fourth Presbyterian Church; banks; gold and copper mining companies, particularly Anaconda Copper Mining Company and Homestake Mining Company; Thorpe Electrical Corporation; Ambrose Cramer, a cousin and executor of estates of several family members; and others involved in administering the estates of Judge Mark Skinner, his daughter Francis Skinner Willing, and her husband Henry J. Willing, ca. 1890-1905.

15.5 linear ft. (37 boxes)

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