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Subseries 3. Administrative Records, 1871-1921

Scope and Content Notes:

The administrative records contain financial and legal materials relating to the H.C. Frick coke companies, allied companies, and other businesses. The materials consist of publications, balance sheets, meeting minutes, and financial statements concerning labor and production costs. However, the majority of information for this subseries can be found in the ledgers, journals, and daybooks of Frick & Company and H.C. Frick & Company. The volumes contain information about stocks, profits and losses, expenses, employee names and earnings, bank notes, accounts with coke customers, and daily financial operations.

The daybook and journal from March 20, 1876 to April 27, 1881 are for the Broad Ford and Valley Company stores contains records of daily purchases, listing of customer names, item, quantity purchased, and cost. The inflated price of products in the company stores would later become a point of contention for Frick’s striking workers. Also, the journals provide a log of coke output, number of cars, tonnage, cost, payroll, and rent for company houses. On the first pages of the Journal dated December 1, 1879 there is information regarding the company and its coal and coke property. Volumes are arranged in chronological order according by type of book.

This subseries also contains various annual reports for the H.C. Frick Coke Company, South West Connellsville Coke Company, and the McClure Coke Company, which was purchased by Frick in November 1895. These materials date from 1895 to 1898 and include basic information included in annual reports, such as profits and losses. H.C. Frick Coke Company maintained a detailed listing cars, tonnage, and rates for coke shipments to various locations in Pennsylvania, surrounding states, and Canada. In addition, the 1898 annual report provides a listing of coke shipments for 1882 to 1898. Also the South West Connellsville Coke Company’s 1895 annual report documents ethnicity of coke miners. In this report there is a detailed list of laborers by nationality according to their work site.


Box 523
Folder 1 Advertisements, Publications, Ephemera, 1874
Broad Ford Mine, Billhead, 1870
Charles Hubbard & Co., Ink blotter paper, undated
Union Safe Deposit Company (Frick Building), postcard, c1920
View of ovens at the Davidson works, Connellsville, Pa., postcard, 1920
Booklet, "Connellsville Coke, H. C. Frick Coke Co., Pittsburgh, Pa.", c1883
Booklet, "Connellsville Coke, H. C. Frick Coke Co., Pittsburgh, Pa.", 1890
Booklet, "'Frick' Connellsville Coke", c1892
Folder 2 Allied Companies, 1895-1900
Folder 3 Balance Sheets, 1876-1889
Folder 4 Capital Stock Agreements, 1882-1887
Folder 5 Chicago & Connellsville Coke Company, 1887
Folder 6 Excerpts from Journals and Daybooks, 1871-1876
Folder 7 Excerpts from Journals and Daybooks, 1874-1876
Folder 8 Excerpts from Journals and Daybooks, 1874-1876
Folder 9 Excerpts from Journals and Daybooks, 1876-1881
Folder 10 Excerpts from Journals and Daybooks, 1878-1880
Folder 11 Excerpts from Journals and Daybooks, 1879-1881
Folder 12 Hecla Coke Company, 1890
Folder 13 Investments, 1886-1893
Folder 14 Labor Costs, 1887
Folder 15 Meeting Minutes, 1899-1900
Folder 16 Stocks and Bonds, 1882-1900

Box 524
Folder 1 Stocks, Receipts, and Notes, 1889-1900
Folder 2 Mortgages, 1888-1890
Folder 3 Newspaper clippings, 1887, 1911
Folder 4 North Rolling Mill Company, 1887
Folder 5 Pennsylvania Railroad Company, 1888
Folder 6 Philadelphia Company, 1884
Folder 7 Pleasant Unity Coal Company, 1886 and undated
Folder 8 Production Costs, 1887-1896
Folder 9 Promissory Notes, 1886
Folder 10 South West Connellsville Coke Company, 1887-1897
Folder 11 Statements, 1886-1900
Folder 12 Stockholders v. H.C. Frick Coke Company, 1900
Folder 13 William J. Rainey, 1884
Folder 14 Production Binder, 1902-1904
Folder 15 Card of Accounts, 1905
Folder 16 Excelsior Journal, January 1, 1900-December 31, 1900
Folder 17 Manuscript of Henry Clay Frick, undated
Folder 18 South Fork Fishing and Hunting Club, May 8, 1882
Folder 19 Pigeon Creek Coal Field, March 1, 1898

Box 525
Folder 1 Annual Report, South West Connellsville Coke Company, 1895-1896
Folder 2 Annual Report, McClure Coke Company, 1896-1898
Folder 3 Annual Report, H.C. Frick Coke Company, 1895-1896, 1898

Section: H.C. Frick Coke Company Record Books


Box 526
Volume 1 Record Book, Memorandum of Conveyance, 1878-1890
Volume 2 Record Book, Statement of Shares, 1889
Volume 3 Record Book, Mortgage of H.C. Frick Coke Co. to Fidelity Title & Trust Co., 1889
Volume 4 Invoice File, March 28, 1878-February 28, 1879

Box 527
Volume 1 Daybook, March 10, 1871-January 29, 1876
Volume 2 Daybook, October 29, 1874-April 29, 1876
Box 528 Daybook, August 1, 1874-January 22, 1877
Box 529 Daybook and Journal, March 20, 1876-April 27, 1881
Box 530 Payroll Book, March 1871-January 1875
Box 531 Payroll Book, October 1872-March 1876
Box 532 Payroll Book, February-May 1874
Box 533 Journal, September 1, 1875-June 30, 1876
Box 534 Journal, March 1, 1878-January 20, 1881
Box 535 Journal, December 1, 1879-March 31, 1881
Box 536 Journal, April 1, 1881-December 31, 1921

Box 537
Volume 1 Ledger Index, undated
Volume 2 Ledger “A,” March 10, 1871-1875
Box 538 Ledger “B,” May-December 1876
Box 539 Ledger, August 1879-December 1902