Bartlett-Hayward Company Manuscript Collection, c.1890-1947, MS 2216

Finding Aid to the Bartlett-Hayward Company Manuscript Collection, c.1890-1947, MS 2216 

H. Furlong Baldwin Library, Maryland Historical Society

 

Collection summary

Title

Bartlett-Hayward Company Manuscript Collection

Creator

Bartlett-Hayward & Co.

Call number

MS 2216

Inclusive dates

c. 1890-1947

Bulk dates

c. 1895-1906

Extent

46 volumes

Abstract

Contains bound files of account and order records of companies on file, customer ledgers with product orders and specifications, folder of detailed journal accounts describing operations of Bartlett-Hayward & Co, a manufacturing company operating in Baltimore, Maryland in the late nineteenth and late twentieth centuries who later merged with Koppers Company Inc.

Administrative summary

Repository

H. Furlong Baldwin Library

Maryland Historical Society

201 W. Monument St.

Baltimore, MD 21201

www.mdhs.org

specialcollections@mdhs.org

Access restrictions

Open to the public without restrictions.

Use restrictions

Permission to quote must be received in writing from the Special Collections Librarian.

Provenance

Gift of the Koppers Company via Charles Ferner, September 22, 1976

Accession number

72389

Processing note

Finding aid created by Nicole Wise, July 2015

Historical Note

The Bartlett-Hayward Company of Baltimore, Maryland, was started in 1840 as Hayward and Company and was founded by stove manufacturers George Hayward and brothers Jonas and Nehemiah. In 1846, Hayward and Company purchased Latrobe Stove Foundries. Shortly after, this led to the adding of Thomas Bartlett to the renaming of the company to Bartlett-Hayward & Co. The company frequently changed its name over the course of its existence.

The Baltimore-based company eventually became a leading manufacturer all over the country during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It expanded into the foundry, machinery, erection, gasholder, and engineering fields and became known for elaborate architectural ironwork. Among Bartlett-Hayward & Co.’s more famous works include the architectural ironwork of the United States Capitol, the State House in South Carolina, and the interior of the Peabody Library of Baltimore. In 1927, Bartlett-Hayward & Co. merged with the Koppers Company, a diversified manufacturing corporation that was based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Scope and Content

This collection mainly contains accounts records and product orders of Bartlett-Hayward & Co. from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Papers include bound accounts and order records of companies on file with the company, some hand-drawn diagrams and additional notes, customer address books, and ledgers that provide detailed information of company’s product order and specifications. The collection additionally contains a folder of detailed journal accounts describing the contract of Bartlett-Hayward & Co. with a Russian company on two operations, as well as Koppers Company, Inc. The ledgers hold the Master Order Records of Customer Order Receipts from divisions of the Bartlett Hayward Plant, the Metal Products Division, and Shop’s Division. These business papers show frequent transactions over the years with Koppers Company Inc. Engineering and Construction Division, Consolidated Gas, Electric Light and Power Company, Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc., B.H. Co., and G.G. Oberfell.

These ledgers contain Bartlett-Hayward & Co. order information from 1890 to 1947. The volumes have been numbered and organized chronologically.

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Container List

Title

Contents

Dates

Volume Number

General Index. Gas Work. B. H. & Co. H

Bartlett Hayward & Co. customer address detailing each company's product orders and specifications

not dated

1

2. Bartlett Hayward & Co. Gas Departement. Estimates 1883.

Bound account records and loose Estimate Holders records of companies on file with Bartlett Hayward & Co. Includes customer address book as well as ledger of each company's product orders and specifications

1883

2

[Untitled Ledger]

Bound account records of companies on file with Bartlett Hayward & Co. Includes customer address book as well as ledger of each company's product orders and specifications

c. 1886-1888

3

Gas & Heating No. 6 H B.H. & Co.

Bound account records of companies on file with Bartlett Hayward & Co. Includes customer address book as well as ledger of each company's product orders and specification

c. 1886-1890

4

[Untitled Ledger]

Bound order and account records of companies on file with Bartlett Hayward & Co. Includes customer address book with a ledger of each company's product orders and specifications

c. 1890-1993

5

Record B.H. & Co.

Bound order records of companies on file with Bartlett Hayward & Co. Includes customer address book as well as a ledger of each company's product orders and specifications

Jul. 1, 1891 - Dec. 31, 1892

6

Gas & Heating 9 B.H. & Co.

Bound order and account records of companies on file with Bartlett Hayward & Co. Includes customer address book

c. 1893-1898

7

[Untitled Ledger]

Bound order and account records of companies on file with Bartlett Hayward & Co. Includes customer address book with a ledger of each company's product orders and specifications

c. 1893-1996

8

No. 16 From Aug. 28th 1893 to March 21 1894

Bound order and account records of companies on file with Bartlett Hayward & Co. Includes customer address book with a ledger of each company's product orders and specifications

Aug. 28, 1893 - Mar. 21, 1894

9

No. 17 From March 22, 1894 to Sept. 24, 1894

Bound account records of companies on file with Bartlett Hayward & Co. Includes ledger of each company's product orders and specifications

Mar. 22 - Sept. 24, 1894

10

No. 18

Records for Holder I - Holder XXVII, possibly inventory notes, and Bound account records of companies on file with Bartlett Hayward & Co. Includes ledger of each company's product orders and specifications

c. Jul. - Sept. 1894

11

No. 19

Bound account records of companies on file with Bartlett Hayward & Co. Includes ledger of each company's product orders and specifications

c. Sep. 1894 - Feb. 1895

12

No. 20

Bound order and account records of companies on file with Bartlett Hayward & Co. Includes customer address book with a ledger of each company's product orders and specifications

c. Feb. - May 1895

13

No. 21

Bound account records of companies on file with Bartlett Hayward & Co. Includes customer address book as well as ledger of each company's product orders and specifications

c. May - Aug. 1895

14

No. 22

Bound account records of companies on file with Bartlett Hayward & Co. Includes customer address book as well as ledger of each company's product orders and specifications

c. Aug. - Dec. 1895

15

No. 23

Bound account records of companies on file with Bartlett Hayward & Co. Includes customer address book as well as ledger of each company's product orders and specifications

c. Dec. 1895 - Feb. 1896

16

No. 24

Bound account records of companies on file with Bartlett Hayward & Co. Includes ledger of each company's product orders and specifications

c. Feb. - May 1896

17

No. 25

Bound account records of companies on file with Bartlett Hayward & Co. Includes ledger of each company's product orders and specifications

c. May - Oct. 1896

18

No. 2[?]

Bound account records of companies on file with Bartlett Hayward & Co. Includes ledger of each company's product orders and specifications

c. Oct. 1896 - Jan. 1897

19

Gas & Heating 10 B.H. & Co.

Bound order and account records of companies on file with Bartlett Hayward & Co. Includes customer address book

c. 1896-1898

20

No. 27

Bound account records of companies on file with Bartlett Hayward & Co. Includes ledger of each company's product orders and specifications

c. Jan. - Mar. 1897

21

No. 28

Bound order and account records of companies on file with Bartlett Hayward & Co. Includes customer address book with a ledger of each company's product orders and specifications

c. Mar. - Jul. 1897

22

No. 29

Bound order and account records of companies on file with Bartlett Hayward & Co. Includes customer address book with a ledger of each company's product orders and specifications

c. Jul. 1897 - Feb. 1898

23

No. 30

Bound account records of companies on file with Bartlett Hayward & Co. Includes ledger of each company's product orders and specifications

c. Jan. - May 1898

24

No. 31

Bound account records of companies on file with Bartlett Hayward & Co. Includes ledger of each company's product orders and specifications

c. May - Sept. 1898

25

No. 32

Bound account records of companies on file with Bartlett Hayward & Co. Includes ledger of each company's product orders and specifications

c. Apr. - Dec. 1898

26

No. 33

Bound account records of companies on file with Bartlett Hayward & Co. (Universal Gas Co. Chicago Ill; Milwaukee G Lr Co., Milwaukee, Wisc.; and Dorchester G Lr Co, Dorchester, Mass.) Includes ledger of each company's product orders and specifications

c. Jun. - Dec. 1898

27

Gas & Heating No. 11. B.H. & Co.

Bound order and account records of companies on file with Bartlett Hayward & Co. Includes customer address book

c. 1898-1903

28

Gas & Heating No. 12 H B.H. & Co.

Bound account records of companies on file with Bartlett Hayward & Co. Includes customer address book as well as ledger of each company's product orders and specifications

c. 1899-1903

29

Charge Book 1 B.H. & Co.

Bound order and account records of companies on file with Bartlett Hayward & Co. Includes customer address book with a ledger of each company's product orders and specifications

c. 1900-1903

30

Gas & Heating No. 13 H B.H. & Co.

Bound account records of companies on file with Bartlett Hayward & Co. Includes customer address book as well as ledger of each company's product orders and specifications

c. 1902-1904

31

Charge Book 2 B.H. & Co.

Bound order and account records of companies on file with Bartlett Hayward & Co. Includes customer address book with a ledger of each company's product orders and specifications

c. 1902-1904

32

Charge Book No. 3 B.H. & Co.

Bound order and account records of companies on file with Bartlett Hayward & Co. Includes customer address book with a ledger of each company's product orders and specifications

c. 1904

33

Gas & Heating No. 14 H B.H. & Co.

Bound account records of companies on file with Bartlett Hayward & Co. Includes customer address book as well as ledger of each company's product orders and specifications

c. 1904-1907

34

Gas & Heating No. 15 B.H. & Co.

Bound account records of companies on file with Bartlett Hayward & Co. Includes customer address book

c. 1904-1906

35

Record No. 7 B.H. & Co.

Bound order records of companies on file with Bartlett Hayward & Co. Includes customer address book as well as a ledger of each company's product orders and specifications

Jun. 1, 1904 - Dec. 31, 1907

36

Record No. 8 B.H. & Co.

Bound order records of companies on file with Bartlett Hayward & Co. Includes customer ledger of each company's product orders and specifications

Jun. 1, 1905 - Oct. 31, 1907

37

Gas & Heating No. 16 H B.H. & Co.

Bound account records of companies on file with Bartlett Hayward & Co. Includes customer address book

c. 1906-1907

38

Gas & Heating No. 17 H B.H. & Co.

Bound account records of companies on file with Bartlett Hayward & Co. Includes customer address book

c. 1905-1908

39

Record No. 9 B.H. & Co.

Bound order records of companies on file with Bartlett Hayward & Co. Includes customer address book as well as a ledger of each company's product orders and specifications

Nov. 1, 1907 - Apr. 30, 1909

40

Record No. 1 The B.H. & Co.

Bound order records of companies on file with Bartlett Hayward & Co. Includes customer address book as well as a ledger of each company's product orders and specifications

May 1, 1909 - Dec. 31, 1911

41

Record No. 2 The B.H. & Co.

Bound order records of companies on file with Bartlett Hayward & Co. Includes a ledger of each company's product orders and specifications

c. Dec. 1911 - Jun. 1914

42

Russian Contract Correspondence

Folder of detailed journal accounts describing contract of Bartlett Hayward & Co. working for a Russian company on two operations. A few papers on the operation and its details are enclosed.

Sept. 20, 1915 - Mar. 10, 1917

43

Feld Washers. 1923. 1924. 1925. 1926.

Bound files of account records of companies on file with Bartlett Hayward & Co. from 1923-1926. Some hand-drawn diagrams and additional notes. Includes customer ledger with each company's product orders and specifications. Large number of transactions with H. Koppers Co., B.H. Co., and G.G. Oberfell

1923-1926

44

General 1939-1944 Un-numbered Estimates

Bound account records of companies on file with Bartlett Hayward & Co. from 1939-1944. Some additional notes. Includes customer ledger with a shorthand key to provide detailed information-possibly typical product order and specifications.

1939-1944

45

Gas Apparatus & Holder Numerical

Koppers Company, Inc. Master Order Records of Customer Order Receipts from divisions including: Bartlett Hayward Plant, Metal Products Division, and Shop's Division. Details Customer Information, Product Order Description, Terms of Payment, and Additional Notes on Transactions. Frequent Transactions with Koppers Company Inc. Engineering and Construction Division; Consolidated Gas, Electric Light and Power Company; and Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc.

Jan. 1946 - Dec. 1947

46

 

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