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Darwin D. Martin Papers and Larkin Company Inc. Records,

Buffalo History Museum.

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Martin, D. D. (Darwin D.), 1865-1935

2.5 linear feet

(5 boxes)

English

The records of Darwin D. Martin Papers and Larkin Company Inc. consist of Martin's personal papers and the company's activities between 1892 and 1960.

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Collection Details

Includes incorporation records, correspondence, financial records, sales summaries, advertisements and catalogs, employee guides, publications and inventories of the Larkin Company, Inc. of Buffalo, N.Y.; and a scrapbook documenting the Pan-American Exposition of 1901.

This collection is arranged in eight series:
I. Darwin D. Martin Correspondence
II. Stocks
III. Sales Reports and Financial Data
IV. Personnel
V. Advertising
VI. Administrative Procedures
VII. Larkin Company Publications
VII. Darwin D. Martin - Personal.

Collection Access & Use

Darwin D. Martin Papers and Larkin Company Inc. Records, 1892-1960, are open for research.

Copyright of papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns. Researchers must obtain the written permission of the holder(s) of copyright and the Buffalo History Museum before publishing quotations from materials in the collection.

[Description and dates], Box/folder number, Mss. B76-1, Darwin D. Martin Personal Papers and Larkin Company Records, 1857-1960 (bulk 1892-1925), Research Library, Buffalo History Museum.

Collection Subjects & Formats

Series I.: Darwin D. Martin Correspondence,

Arrangement: Arranged chronologically.

Box-folder: 1.1


Date: 1892-1910

Box-folder: 1.2


Date: 1911-1915

Box-folder: 1.3


Date: 1916-1919

Box-folder: 1.4


Date: 1919-1920

Box-folder: 1.5


Date: 1921-1924

Series II.: Stocks

Arrangement: Arranged by subjects then, chronologically.

Inclusive Date: 1905-1925

Box-folder: 1.6


Date: 1905

Box-folder: 1.7


Date: bulk 1919-1920

Scope and Content

(includes employee profit-sharing proposal)

Box-folder: 1.8

Plan for Co-operative Ownership

Box-folder: 1.9


Date: 1909-1917

Box-folder: 1.10


Date: 1917

Series III.: Sales Reports and Financial Data

Arrangement: Arranged by subjects then, chronologically.

Inclusive Date: 1892-1925

Box-folder: 1.11


Date: 1913-1915

Box-folder: 1.12


Date: 1901-1903

Box-folder: 1.13


Date: 1903-1904

Box-folder: 2.1

Sales Records - Index Cards and Cards from Card Ledger, undated

Box-folder: 2.2


Date: 1896-1925

Box-folder: 2.3


Date: 1892-1906

Box-folder: 2.4


Date: 1906-1907

Box-folder: 2.5


Date: 1908-1913

Box-folder: 2.6


Date: 1906-1914

Box-folder: 2.7


Date: 1907

Box-folder: 2.8


Date: 1909

Box-folder: 2.9


Date: 1910

Box-folder: 2.10


Date: 1911

Box-folder: 3.1


Date: 1912

Box-folder: 3.2


Date: 1913

Box-folder: 3.3


Date: 1913

Box-folder: 3.4


Date: 1914

Box-folder: 3.5


Date: circa 1914

Box-folder: 3.6


Date: 1909-1914

Box-folder: 3.7


Date: 1904-1915

Box-folder: 3.8


Date: 1915-1916

Box-folder: 3.9


Date: 1911

Box-folder: 3.10


Date: circa 1919-1925

Series IV.: Personnel ,

See also

Box-folder: 4.1

Employee Records (file cards)

Box-folder: 4.2

Employee Records - Notes, Evaluations etc.

Box-folder: 4.3


Date: circa 1915-1919

Box-folder: 4.4


Date: 1901

Box-folder: 4.5


Date: 1919

Box-folder: 4.6


Date: 1857

Series V.: Advertising,

Box-folder: 4.7

Advertising and Form Letters

Series VI.: Administrative Procedures

Includes forms, manuals, etc.

Box-folder: 4.8

Form Letters to Customers

Box-folder: 4.9

Manuals, Forms, Procedures

Box-folder: 4.10

Clippings: Mail Order

Series VII.: Larkin Publications,

Box-folder: 4.11


Date: 1913-1925

Scope and Content

Includes Larkin Club of Ten , Premium Catalog, and 50th Anniversary Feature in Buffalo Sunday Times.

Box-folder: 4.12

"The First to Make a Card Ledger,"


Date: 1932

Series VIII.: Darwin D. Martin - Personal, , undated

Box-folder: 5.1

Mr. Martin's Clippings

Box-folder: 5.2

Formulas

Box-folder: 5.3


Date: 1900;

Box-folder: 5.4


Date: 1899

Item: Scrapbook


Date: 1901

Box-folder: 5.5


Date: circa 1960