Amenia and Sharon Land Company Records, 1856-1967
Amenia and Sharon Land Company
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The Company was a Cass County Bonanza farm managed and later owned by the late Chaffee family. The collection consists of company records, its subsidiaries, and persons involved. The company records span 1875-1923 and include meeting minutes, financial records, correspondence, and farm crop records. The subsidiaries include: John Miller Co. (1894-1922), Red River Valley Land and Investment Co. (1895-1900), Chaffee Grain Co. (1894-1922), Wanotan Land Co. (1900-1910), Chaffee-Miller Milling Co. (1906-1922), Miller-Chaffee-Reed Co. (1906-1919), H. F. Chaffee Co. (1913-1956), Manor Farms-Carrie T. Chaffee Estate (1921-1952), and others. Personal papers include E. W. Chaffee, Herbert F. Chaffee, Carrie T. Chaffee and children, Walter R. Reed, Peter E. Stroud, William L. Guy, Robert B. Reed, and the estates of John Miller and J. B. Vail. there are also the papers on the C. W. Caddigan gold brick affair (1909-1912) and J. H. Reed diary excerpts.