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C. W. Follett papers

 Collection — Folder: S475
Identifier: S0475

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a typed, signed letter from C.W. Follett in Chicago, Illinois on 1951/08/27 regarding the publishing business.


  • 1951/08/27


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Biographical Note

Charles Walcott Follett was born in 1882 in Indianapolis, Indiana. He joined Charles M. Barnes' company, C. M. Barnes and Company in Illinois as a stock clerk in 1901. In 1908, John Wilcox became the primary stock holder and the company was reorganized as C.M. Barnes-Wilcox Company. Follett became vice president and a shareholder in 1912. In 1913, Wilcox neared retirement, and Follett took over management of the renamed J. W. Wilcox and Follett Company. He married Edythe Benepe in approximately 1909, and they had five children, one of whom died young; the other four became involved in the family business. C. W. and Edythe purchased the company in 1924. He died in 1952. The company was renamed Follett Corporation in 1957.

Information found within the collection.

"Follett, C. W.". Follett's Story. Retrieved 2014/12/23.

"Follett, Charles W.". 1910 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2014/12/23.

"Follett, Chas W.". 1920 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2014/12/23.

"Follett. Charles Walcott". Cook County, Illinois Death Index, 1908-1988. Retrieved 2014/12/23.

"Follett, Charles Walcott". U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2014/12/23 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid created 2014/12/23 by Edythe Huffman.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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