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Collection Scope and Content Note


Records of the Edgett-Burnham Company, and its predecessors, Edgett & Totten and Wayne County Preserving Company, include correspondence, 1883-1920, with the Federal Trade Commission, the New York State College of Agriculture at Cornell, the New York State Canned Goods Packers Association, the New York State Factory Investigation Commission and the United States Department of Agriculture. Also contains brokerage accounts, cash books, check registers, farm accounts, corn accounts, daily reports of packing and canning departments, daybooks, ensilage records, inventories, labor and time books, ledgers, merchandise books, payroll records, and sales books. Includes correspondence of Edwin K. Burnham concerning the Democratic Party in Wayne County, New York, area crops, and the State Custodial Asylum for Feeble-Minded Women at Newark, and photographs of company personnel.

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