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Studebaker Brothers Manufacturing Company letter

 Collection — Folder: S1925
Identifier: S1925

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a January 9, 1900 letter sent by the Studebaker Brothers Manufacturing Company's New York City office to Mr. J. H. Worman of 239 Fifth Avenue regarding an unpaid statement. The collection also includes a May 14, 1906 letter sent to the McMurray Sulky Company of Marion, Ohio by Joe H. Burns of the Burns and Hancock Fire Brick Company of Montezuma, Indiana that offered a testimonial for the fine workmanship of the McMurray No. 14 "Star Pointer" Runabout wagon.


  • 1900-1906


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.

Historical Note

H and C Studebaker, a South Bend, Indiana blacksmith and wagon shop, was founded in 1852 by Henry and Clement Studebaker. In 1858, Henry sold his interest in the business to his brother John (J.M.). In 1868, the company was incorporated as the Studebaker Brothers Manufacturing Company and their brother Peter joined the company. A fifth brother, Jacob, joined the company in 1870 and helped establish the first branch office at St. Joseph, Missouri. The family firm established branches in several major cities and became the world's largest producer of horse-drawn vehicles, building more than 750,000 wagons during its history. The company later became the Studebaker Corporation and for a number of years was a leader in automobile manufacturing before ceasing its United States production in 1963.


The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica. "Clement Studebaker." Encyclopaedia Britannica. March 8, 2020.

"The Studebaker Manufacturing Company." The History Museum. Accessed September 15, 2020.


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 from Lawrence Romine on 1956/11.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed in 1998 by Philip N. Williams. EAD finding aid created 2020/09/15 by Laura Eliason.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.