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George C. Cary Papers

 Collection
Identifier: fairbanks-002
The collection consists mainly of correspondence and legal and financial records relating the Cary's bankruptcy and estate. There is a photocopy of a scrapbook kept by George Cary's wife about his company and hobbies of farming and raising cattle and Welsh ponies. Also included are some family biographies written by Cary's daughter Madeline and oversized materials including blueprint property maps and a poster for the bankruptcy auction sale. The materials are arranged alphabetically.

Dates

  • 1898-1986

Language of Materials

English

Access:

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights:

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium Archives.

Extent

2.25 linear feet (2 boxes) 1 oversized folder

Overview

George Clinton Cary (1864-1931) founded the Cary Maple Sugar Company, which eventually grew to a million-dollar business, in St. Johnsbury in 1904. Cary had to file for bankruptcy in 1931, but the bankruptcy did not affect his company since the liabilities were mainly due to accommodation endorsements on notes and papers of business concerns. The collection consists mainly of correspondence and financial and legal records relating to Cary's bankruptcy and estate.

Biographical Note

George Clinton Cary (1864-1931) founded the Cary Maple Sugar Company, which eventually grew to a million-dollar business, in St. Johnsbury in 1904. In 1920 he formed the Maple Grove Candy Company. Inc. as well, which included the candy business of Katharine Ide Gray, Helen Gray Powell, and Ethel McLaren. For many years he carried on his hobbies of farming and raising cattle and Welsh ponies, winning many prizes at fairs and exhibitions. Cary had to file for bankruptcy in 1931, but the bankruptcy did not affect his company since the liabilities were mainly due to accommodation endorsements on notes and papers of business concerns. He died shortly after filing for bankruptcy.

Physical Location

For current information on the location of these materials, please contact the Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium Archives.
Title
Inventory of the George C. Cary Papers, 1898-1986 (bulk 1931-1935)
Status
unverified-full-draft
Author
Processor: Suzanne Gallagher.
Date
2001
Language of description
English

Revision Statements

  • June 15, 2007: Converted from EAD 1.0 to 2002 and from SGML to XML by Chris Burns.

Repository Details

Part of the The Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium Archives. Repository

Contact:
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St. Johnsbury Vermont 05819
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