Kate Gleason Papers

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Collection Overview
Title: Kate Gleason Papers
Call Number: D.473
Dates: 1880-2010 [bulk]
Physical Description: 9.0 Linear feet
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Department of Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation

Biographical/Historical Note
Catherine Anslem Gleason, or Kate as she was known, was born on November 25, 1865 in Rochester, New York. In 1884, Gleason enrolled at Cornell University and was the first woman to study engineering. Due to her father, William's illness, Gleason soon left Cornell and went to work at the Gleason Tool Company. Gleason served as Secretary-Treasurer of Gleason Works from 1890-1901. Gleason was one of the first women to sell machine tools and oversaw the expansion of her family's company. In 1914, a year after retiring from Gleason Works, she joined the American Society of Engineers as the first female member. Gleason later became one of the first women to hold the position of bank president, a role she filled at First National Bank in Rochester from 1918-1919. Gleason traveled extensively in the 1920s, despite bouts of ill health. Her philanthropic efforts extended to libraries, schools and charities in the Rochester area, as well as supporting the Rochester Institute of Technology. In 1933, Catherine Anslem Gleason died of pneumonia.

Access
The Kate Gleason Papers is open for research use. Researchers are advised to contact Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation prior to visiting. Upon arrival, researchers will also be asked to fill out a registration form and provide photo identification.Use
Reproductions are made upon request but can be subject to restrictions. Permission to publish materials from the collection must currently be requested. Please note that some materials may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the researcher's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections. For more information contact rarebks@library.rochester.eduScope and Content
The Kate Gleason Papers consists of two series: Correspondence, 1880-1960, and Research Files. There are nearly 100 letters exchanged between Gleason and various family members, including her father William and brother, James. Other correspondents include Henry Leland, founder of Lincoln and automobile innovator, Robert Lansing, Charles Harmon, and several photocopies of letters, including several written to George Eastman, and Dr. Rush Rhees.The majority of the letters were written in the 1880s and 1890s. Additional items include a small black book that lists different groups that Gleason supported, most notably, local suffrage organizations. There are also 15 letters exchanged between Kate Gleason and friends or colleagues.

The series, Research Files include information that Janis Gleason gathered while writing Life and Letters of Kate Gleason. This files reflect Kate Gleason's philanthropy, her international travels, real estate holdings and investments, as well as numerous files related to various Gleason family members. Most of the materials in this series are copies of original documents held at other institutions, or gathered from different websites, and databases. There are a small number of original historical documents in this series, mostly correspondence, newspaper clippings, and photographs.


Citation
[Item title, item date], Kate Gleason Papers, D.473, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of RochesterRelated Material
Lenti, Vincent A. "David Hochstein Rochester's Promising Violinist." Rochester History. Vol. LVI. Summer 1994. No. 3.

Rosenberg-Naparsteck, Ruth. "A Brief History of Brewing in Rochester." Rochester History. Vol. LIV. Spring 1992. No. 2.


Administrative Information
Author:
Publisher: Department of Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation
Address:
Rush Rhees Library
Second Floor, Room 225
Rochester, NY 14627-0055
rarebks@library.rochester.edu
URL: http://www.library.rochester.edu/rbscp


Content List
Correspondence, 1880-1960
Volume 1: Account Book and Planner
Correspondence and Historical Photographs, 1880-1960
Box 1, Folder 1Correspondence, 1880, 1884-1885
Assessment of Michels Boring Mill Letter from Mr. Rorke to Kate Gleason, January 16, 1880 Letter from L.L. McDermott to James Gleason, January 9, 1881 Letter from James Gleason to Kate Gleason, January 27, 1884 Surprise party invitation sent to James and Kate Gleason from Miss A. Shields, February 6, 1884 Letter from A.G. Tegg to Kate Gleason, May 1, 1884 Letter from James Gleason to Kate Gleason, September 24, 1884 Letter from William Gleason to Kate Gleason, November 11, 1884 Envelope addressed to Kate Gleason, February 2, 1885 Founding document for the O.F.E. Society
This document from 1885 appears to outline the rule and regulations for an organization dedicated to having fun.

Letter from William Gleason to Kate Gleason, February 1, 1885 Letter from William Gleason to Kate Gleason, April 10, 1885 Letter from William Gleason to Kate Gleason, May 10, 1885 Letter from William Gleason to Kate Gleason, May 14, 1885
Transcription: May 14th., 1885
Dear Daughter Your kind letter is received and in reply I will say that it is my wish to have you stay there until the end of the present term. My capital is not impaired. I could pay two dollars for every one that I owe but them if I was called upon to do so I could not pay my present indebtedness with out sacrificing things on account of there being know market. My only chance is to hoble along until! the times improve and then instead of building and buying machinery as I had to do before, simply pay up the debt. Mr. Irwin settled the interest with me for the year ending May 1st 85 at 8 perc so you see it is not so bad. With you and Jim to work I am sure we will make up this year what shrinkage & loss toock out last year. I am going as soon as you are home to give over the office business correspondence and all to you and I will put Mr. Burghardt to [emersing?] the gear cutters. I am going to run the shop my self and with the three of us to work I will feel more encouraged and am confident that one year will place me all right. When you can resume your studies. You did not state about how mutch cash you will reauire to finish the term and leave in good shape. Do so at once. yours Wm. Gleason I have shod a 48" planer to parties in Dayton 0 and a 72" gear planer to the United States government for there arsenel [sic] at Rock Island Ill. You m remember Col. Slagler wrote about it years ago. he finaly came here and ordered he is a West Pointer and a mechanical engineer and he writes pretty near as good a hand as I do. Wm.G.

Notice sent from William S. Briggs, Captain Commanding the First Veteran Brigade, May 29, 1885
Box 1, Folder 2Correspondence, 1888
Letter from A. McDermott to Kate Gleason, August 17, 1887 Letter from [Kate Gleason?] to Aunt Mary, December 17, 1887
On the verso of this letter, is a letter to "Dear George" in the same hand.

Letter from Kate Gleason to Gentelement of the King Iron Bridge Company, Cleveland, Ohio, December 17, 1887
This letter appears to be a fragment.

Letter from Kate Gleason to Unknown, February 4, 1888
This letter appears to be missing the first page(s).

Letter from William Gleason to Kate Gleason, March 30, 1888 Letter from Kate Gleason to James Gleason, May 12, 1888 Letter from William Gleason to Kate Gleason, May 19, 1888 Letter from Kate Gleason to James Gleason, May 20, 1888 Letter from A.Z. Kent to William Gleason, September 1, 1888 Instructions for entrance exams at Cornell University for James Gleason, September 1888 Letter from George [D.?] Hale to James Gleason, September 21, 1888 Letter from Kate Gleason to James Gleason, September 24, 1888 Letter from Kate Gleason to James Gleason, September 26, 1888 Letter from Kate Gleason to James Gleason, October 2, 1888 Letter from Kate Gleason to James Gleason, October 4, 1888 Letter from Kate Gleason to James Gleason, September 21, 1888
Janis Gleason noted this letter as being written on a Caligraph machine.

Letter from A. W. Mahon to Kate Gleason, October 6, 1888 Letter from Kate Gleason to James Gleason, October 9, 1888 Letter from Kate Gleason to James Gleason, October 13, 1888 Letter and envelope from Emma to James Gleason, October 14, 1888 Letter from Kate Gleason to James Gleason, October 16, 1888 Letter and envelope from Kate Gleason to James Gleason, October 25, 1888 Letter and envelope from William Gleason to James Gleason, November 4, 1888 Letter from James Gleason to Kate Gleason, November 5, 1888 Letter from James Gleason to Kate Gleason, November 6, 1888 Letter from Kate Gleason to James Gleason, November 8, 1888 Letter from Kate Gleason to James Gleason, November 10, 1888 Letter and envelope from Andrew Gleason to James Gleason, November 11, 1888 Letter from "The Office Boss of the Gleason Iron Works" to James Gleason, October 10, 1888
This letter was likely written by Kate Gleason, and includes an envelope addressed to James Gleason at 68 Hazem Street, Ithaca, New York.

Letter and envelope from Charles Warner to "Dear Old Man", November 14, 1888
This letter was written to James Gleason.

Letter and envelope from Kate Gleason to James Gleason, November 14, 1888 Letter from Kate Gleason to James Gleason, November 21, 1888 Letter from James Gleason to Kate Gleason, November 25, 1888 Letter from Kate Gleason to James Gleason, November 26, 1888 Letter from Kate Gleason to James Gleason, December 7, 1888 Letter and envelope from A. W. Mahone to James Gleason, December 9, 1888 Letter from Francis J. Nugent, November 13, 1888
Box 1, Folder 3Correspondence, January-April, 1889
Letter from Kate Gleason to James Gleason, January 6, 1889 Letter from Kate Gleason to James Gleason, January 9, 1889 Letter from Kate Gleason to James Gleason, January 12, 1889 Letter from James Gleason to Kate Gleason, January 27, 1889 Letter from Kate Gleason to James Gleason, January 30, 1889
This letter is a fragment and appears to be missing additional pages.

Letter from James Gleason to William Gleason, February 4, 1889 Letter from Kate Gleason to James Gleason, February 5, 1889 Letter from Kate Gleason to James Gleason, February 12, 1889 Letter from William Gleason to James Gleason, February 17, 1889 Letter from Kate Gleason to James Gleason, February 26, 1889 Letter and envelope from William Gleason to James Gleason, March 6, 1889 Letter and envelope from Kate Gleason to James Gleason, March 9, 1889 Letter from Bryant to "My Dear Fritz", March 23, 1889
This letter was likely sent to James Gleason.

Letter from [Bryant?] to James Gleason, March 27, 1889
This letter is a fragment and is unsigned. It was likely written by Bryant, the same writer as the March 23, 1889 letter.

Receipt for Jame Gleason's rent at D. U. House Management, $15.00 charge, April 3, 1889 Letter from Kate Gleason to James Gleason, April 4, 1889 Letter from James Gleason to Kate Gleason, April 8, 1889 Letter from Kate Gleason to James Gleason, April 9, 1889 Letter from Kate Gleason to James Gleason, April 17, 1889 Letter from Kate Gleason to James Gleason, April 18, 1889 Letter and envelope from Kate Gleason to James Gleason, April 22, 1889 Letter and envelope from James M. Gorman to James Gleason, April 25, 1889
James Gorman was the President of the Catholic Union at Cornell University.

Letter from Andrew Gleason to Mrs. Cleveland, April 28, 1889
This letter was sent to Kate Gleason, but addressed to Mrs. Cleveland as a joke related to the election. signed "A.G." and could have been written by Andrew Gleason.

Letter from James Gleason to Kate Gleason, April 28, 1889 Letter and envelope from Kate Gleason to James Gleason, April 30, 1889
Box 1, Folder 4Correspondence, May-December, 1889
Letter from Kate Gleason to James Gleason, May 22, 1889 Letter from Mary Hoskins to James Gleason, June 1, 1889 Letter from Kate Gleason to James Gleason, June 4, 1889 Letter and envelope from Kate Gleason to James Gleason, June 7, 1889 Letter and envelope from Mary Hoskins to James Gleason, June 11, 1889 Letter and envelope from [J. U. Battin?] to James Gleason, June 22, 1889
The writer of this letter included Swathmore College as her return address.

Letter from [Frank?] P. Joe, June 24, 1889 Letter from J. W. Harry to James Gleason, July 31, 1889 Letter and envelope from Jack to James Gleason, August 18, 1889 Letter and envelope from [Louis V.?] to James Gleason, September 6, 1889 Letter and envelope from Moody to James Gleason, September 9, 1889 Letter and envelope from Billy to James Gleason, September 11, 1889 Letter and envelope from Albert P. Fowler to James Gleason, September 11, 1889 Letter from Henry Broughton to James Gleason, September 13, 1889 Letter and envelope from Mary Hoskins to James Gleason, September 15, 1889 Letter from Frank to James Gleason, September 16, 1889 Letter and envelope from William B. Hank to James Gleason, September 17, 1889 Letter and envelope from Bryant H. Blood to James Gleason, September 20, 1889 Letter from Conrad to James Gleason, September 22, 1889 Letter from James Gleason to Kate Gleason, September 25, 1889 Letter from James Gleason to Kate Gleason, October 3, 1889 Letter and envelope from George to James Gleason, October 7, 1889 Letter from George C. Darry to James Gleason, October 12, 1889 Letter from Mary Hoskins to James Gleason, November 12, 1889 Letter from James Gleason to Kate Gleason, October 1889 Letter from George C. Darry to James Gleason, November 29, 1889 Letter and envelope from Bert to James Gleason, December 29, 1889 Copy of a newspaper article: "Early Morning Fire" in the Union and Advertiser, Monday, November 25, 1889
Box 1, Folder 5Correspondence, March-December, 1890
Letter from James Gleason to Kate Gleason, February 28, 1890
Receipt for James Gleason's rent and housing expenses from D. U. House Management Company, March 1, 1890
Letter from James Gleason to Andrew Gleason, March 7, 1890
Letter from James Gleason to Kate Gleason, March 9, 1890
Letter from James Gleason to Kate Gleason, March 10, 1890
Letter and envelope from [Roeliff M. Breckrirdigo?] to James Gleason, March 26, 1890
Receipt for James Gleason's rent and housing expenses from D. U. House Management Company, April 3, 1890
Letter from James Gleason to Kate Gleason, April 10, 1890
Letter from James Gleason to Kate Gleason, April 12, 1890
Letter from James Gleason to Kate Gleason, April 20, 1890
Letter from James Gleason to Kate Gleason, April 23, 1890
Letter from James Gleason to Kate Gleason, April 27, 1890
Receipt for James Gleason's rent and housing expenses from D. U. House Management Company, May 1, 1890
Letter from George to James Gleason, May 1, 1890
Letter from James Gleason to Kate Gleason, May 4, 1890
Letter and envelope from Will Hurd to James Gleason, May 10, 1890
Letter from James Gleason to Kate Gleason, May 11, 1890
Letter from James Gleason to Kate Gleason, May 20, 1890
Letter from James Gleason to Kate Gleason, June 6, 1890
Letter from J. H. Bartow to James Gleason, June 24, 1890
Letter from William Gleason to Kate Gleason, November 10, 1890
Letter from William Gleason to Kate Gleason, November 12, 1890
Letter from Frank Ide to James Gleason, December 16, 1890
Box 1, Folder 6Correspondence, 1891-1893
Letter from James Gleason to William Gleason, February 17, 1891 Letter from Fritzy to James Gleason, April 13, 1891 Letter from Mary Hoskins to James Gleason, June 21, 1891 Letter from James Gleason to Gleason Tool Company, February 17, 1892 Letter from Kate Gleason to [Martha Harris?], February 10, 1892 Possible notes or diary entry written by James Gleason, February 1892 Letter from James Gleason to William Gleason, March 3, 1892 Letter from James Gleason to Kate Gleason, March 14, 1892 Letter from Charles T. Hughes to James Gleason, April 14, 1892
Charles T. Hughes Addie was a cousin of the Gleason children.
Please note this letter is fragile and should be handled with caution.

Letter from Addie to James Gleason, November 13, 1893
Addie was a cousin of the Gleason children.

Letter from William Gleason to Kate Gleason, November 14, 1893 Letter from Addie to James Gleason, May 17, 1892
Addie was a cousin of the Gleason children.

Letter from Charles T. Hughes to James Gleason, September 14, 1893
Charles T. Hughes was a cousin of the Gleason children.

Letter from Charles T. Hughes to James Gleason, December 2, 1893
Charles T. Hughes was a cousin of the Gleason children.

Box 1, Folder 7Correspondence, 1894-1899
Letter from Charles T. Hughes to James Gleason, January 25, 1894
Charles T. Hughes was a cousin of the Gleason children.

Letter from William Gleason to Gleason Tool Company, May 10, 1894 Letter from James Gleason to Gleason Tool Company, June 24, 1894 Letter from Addie to James Gleason, July 26, 1894
Addie was a cousin of the Gleason children.

Letter from Charles T. Hughes to James Gleason, July 30, 1894
Charles T. Hughes was a cousin of the Gleason children.

Letter from Charles T. Hughes to James Gleason, August 17, 1894
Charles T. Hughes was a cousin of the Gleason children.

Letter from Guido H. Marx to James Gleason, September 9, 1894 Letter from [Guido H. Marx?] to James Gleason, October 14, 1894 Letter from Charles T. Hughes to James Gleason, December 2, 1894
Charles T. Hughes was a cousin of the Gleason children.

Letter from Charles T. Hughes to James Gleason, August 18, 1895
Charles T. Hughes was a cousin of the Gleason children.

Letter from William Gleason to Kate Gleason, September 28, 1985 Letter from William Gleason to Kate Gleason, October 8, 1895 Letter from William Gleason to Kate Gleason, October 11, 1895 Letter from [Guido H. Marx?] to James Gleason, April 21, 1897 Letter from William Gleason to Kate Gleason, October 9, 1898 Letter from William Gleason to Kate Gleason, October 11, 1898 Letter from William Gleason to Kate Gleason, October 11, 1898 Letter from William Gleason to Kate Gleason, October 11, 1898 Letter from William Gleason to Kate Gleason, October 28, 1989 Letter from William Gleason to Kate Gleason, October 28, 1898 Letter from William Gleason to Kate Gleason, November 3, 1898 Letter from William Gleason to Kate Gleason, November 7, 1898 Letter from William Gleason to Kate Gleason, November 11, 1898 Letter from William Gleason to Kate Gleason, November 14, 1898 Letter from William Gleason to Kate Gleason, November 14, 1898 Letter from Charles T. Hughes to James Gleason, July 17, 1899
Charles T. Hughes was a cousin of the Gleason children.

Box 1, Folder 8Correspondence, 1900-1911
Letter from William Gleason to "My Dear Family", March 14, 1900 Letter from William Gleason to "My Dear Family", March 19, 1900 Letter from William Gleason to "My Dear Family", March 20, 1900 Letter from William Gleason to "My Dear Family", April 17, 1900 Letter from William Gleason to "My Dear Family", April 19, 1900 Letter from William Gleason to "My Dear Family", April 30, 1900 Letter from William Gleason to Kate Gleason, May 14, 1900 Kate Gleason's Cornell University alumna records, 1907
The original documents are located at Cornell University.

Letter from James Gleason to Kate Gleason, December 4, 1907 Letter from Mr. and Mrs. Dickson to Kate Gleason, ca. 1908 Letter from James Gleason to Gleason Works Tool Company, June 10, 1908 Letter from James Gleason to Gleason Works Tool Company, July 5, 1908 Letter from James Gleason to Gleason Works Tool Company, July 12, 1908 Letter from James Gleason to Gleason Works Tool Company, March 29, 1909 Photocopy of an invitation to a party hosted by Kate Gleason in honor or Mr. and Mrs. Dickson, August 2, 1910 Letter from Kate Gleason to The New York Times Editorial Department, May 18, 1910 Letter from William Gleason to Kate Gleason, August 12, 1910 Letter from Kate Gleason to Dr. Rush Rhees, November 15, 1910
The original documents are located in the Rush Rhees Papers at the University of Rochester.

Letter from Dr. Rush Rhees to Kate Gleason
The original documents are located in the Rush Rhees Papers at the University of Rochester.

Letter from William Gleason to Kate Gleason, February 27, 1911 Letter from William Gleason to Kate Gleason, March 2, 1911 Letter from William Gleason to Kate Gleason, March 4, 1911 Letter from William Gleason to Kate Gleason, March 10, 1911 Letter from William Gleason to Kate Gleason, March 24, 1911 Photocopy of a letter from Kate Gleason to George Eastman, June 13, 1911 Letter from James Gleason to Gleason Works Tool Company, September 19, 1911
Box 1, Folder 9Correspondence, 1914-1921
This folder contains numerous photocopies of manuscripts held at other instutitions. The original documents in the folder are itemized below.

Letter from Andrew Gleason to James Gleason, April 6, 1915 Letter from Andrew Gleason to James Gleason, April 14, 1915 Letter and envelope from Andrew Gleason to James Gleason, January 21, 1916 Letter from William Gleason to Kate Gleason, August 17, 1917 Letter from William Gleason to Kate Gleason, October 22 [1917?] Letter from Charles A. Harmon to Kate Gleason, August 21, 1918
Included with this letter is a ticket to a show in Paris.

Letter from Robert Lansing to Andrew White, August 31, 1918 Letter from Henry Leland to Kate Gleason, September 19, 1919 Letter from Emma Lynch Graham to "Dear Uncle", August 23, 1921 Letter and envelope from Kate Gleason to James Gleason, October 19, 1922
Box 1, Folder 10Correspondence, 1923-1929
Photocopy of a letter from Kate Gleason to Mrs. White, April 30, 1923
The original document is located at Cornell University.

Photocopy of a letter from Kate Gleason to George Eastman, May 23, 1923 Photocopy of a letter from Kate Gleason to Mrs. White, June 30, 1923
The original document is located at Cornell University.

Photocopy of Cornell alumni news with an update from Kate Gleason, January 19, 1923 Envelope addressed to James Gleson, May 14, 1925 Photocopy of a letter from Kate Gleason to Mrs. White, July 31, 1925
The original document is located at Cornell University.

Letter from Kate Gleason to James Gleason, October 10, 1925 Letter from James Gleason to Kate Gleason, October 26, 1925 Letter from James Gleason to "Gentlemen", December 21, 1926
There are two copies of this letter in this folder.

Letter from James Gleason to Kate Gleason, March 1, 1927 Letter from James Gleason to Kate Gleason, July 6, 1927
Included with this letter was a note describing an upcoming deposit.

Letter from James Gleason to Kate Gleason, July 12, 1927 Letter from Kate Gleason to James Gleason, July 14, 1927 Letter from Kate Gleason to W. A. Snow, January 6, 1928 Letter from Gleason Works Secretary to Kate Gleason, January 6, 1928 Letter from James Gleason to Kate Gleason, June 23, 1928 Letter from Kate Gleason to James Gleason, June 21, 1928 Letter and envelope from Viola Chandler to James Gleason, October 11, 1928 Letter from James E. Gleason, Andrew C. Gleason, and Schuyler H. Earl to "Gentlemen", December 24, 1926
There are two copies of this letter in this folder.

Photocopy of a letter from Kate Gleason to [Frank M?] Hohenberger, April 27, 1929
The original letter is located at the University of Indiana.

Letter from Secretary, Gleason Works to A. A. Graham, October 24, 1928 Telegram sent by Harry A. Axtell to Gleason Works, October 16, 1928 Letter from James Gleason to Kate Gleason, October 16, 1928 Letter from A. A. Graham to Secretary, Gleason Works, October 23, 1928 Letter from A. A. Graham to Secretary, Gleason Works, October 27, 1928 Letter from Gleason Works to Kate Gleason, December 28, 1928 Photocopy of a letter from Kate Gleason to [Frank M?] Hohenberger, January 10, 1929
The original letter is located at the University of Indiana.

Letter from Kate Gleason to Miss Bullis, September 28, 1929 Letter and envelope from Kate Gleason to James Gleason, December 21, 1929 Letter from Kate Gleason to James Gleason, January 13, 1930 Letter and envelope from Kate Gleason to Emmett Gleason, June 21, 1931 Letter from Kate Gleason to Emmett Gleason, March 17, 1931 Photocopy of a letter from Kate Gleason to Lillian Gilbreth, December 9, 1931
The original letter is located at Purdue University.

Letter from Kate Gleason to James Gleason, March 25, 1932 Photocopy of a letter, with original envelope from Kate Gleason to James Gleason, December 3, 1932 Notes regarding Eleanor Gleason, January 28, 1933 Letter from James Gleason to Mr. F. Mandon, February 11, 1938
Box 1, Folder 11Correspondence, 1930-1938
Letter from Philip H. Roach to Kate Gleason, January 1, 1930 Letter from Kate Gleason to James Gleason, February 3, 1930 Letter and envelope from James Gleason to Emmett Gleason, February 16, 1930 Letter from Gleason Works Secretary to Kate Gleason, April 3, 1930 Letter from Gleason Works Secretary to Kate Gleason, October 4, 1930 Letter from Gleason Works Secretary to Kate Gleason, October 4, 1930 Letter from Kate Gleason to William Snow, October 13, 1930 Letter from Kate Gleason to James Gleason, December 26, 1930 Letter from Kate Gleason to Gleason Works, March 2, 1931 Letter from Kate Gleason to Gleason Works, March 2, 1931 Letter from James Gleason to Kate Gleason, August 5, 1931 Letter and envelope from M. S. Haueter to Gleason Works, August 6, 1931
Haueter was Henry Leland's secretary.

Letter from William A. Rose to Andrew Gleason, May 24, 1932 Letter from James Gleason to Kate Gleason, December 6, 1932
Included in this folder is a draft of this letter.

Letter from Percival Oviatt to James Gleason, January 2, 1934 Letter from James Gleason to Percival Oviatt, January 3, 1934 Letter from James Gleason to Trustees under the will of Kate Gleason, April 27, 1936
Included in this folder is a draft of this letter.

Photocopies of letters exchanged between James and Andrew Gleason, April 30, May 6, and May 10, 1936 Letter and balance note from James Gleason to Andrew Gleason, August 28, 1936 Draft of a letter from James Gleason to Andrew Gleason Letter from Andrew Gleason to James Gleason, September 23, 1936 Letter from James Gleason to Andrew Gleason, September 24, 1936
Included in this folder is a draft of this letter.

Photocopy of a letter from Andrew Gleason to James Gleason, September 28, 1936 Letter and envelope from Emmett Gleason to James Gleason, July 28, 1937 Letter and envelope from Andrew Gleason to James Gleason, August 25, 1937 Fragment of a letter that begins "I certainly appreciate the kind words of my good friend Edward Bausch", December 31, 1937 Letter from James Gleason to Mr. Mandon, February 11, 1938
Box 1, Folder 12Correspondence, 1941, 1945-1946, 1954, 1960
Letter from James Gleason to Gleason Works, February 27, 1941 Letter from Emmett Gleason to James Gleason, March 1, 1941 Letter and envelope from the "Professional Group" otherwise know as the "Salary Group" to James Gleason, September 15, 1945
This letter details labor grievances.

Photocopy of a letter from "Mac" to James Gleason, June 25, 1946
Attached to this letter is a photocopy of another letter dated May 24, 1946.

Letter and envelope from Michael McDermott to James Gleason, January 25, 1954 Letter and envelope from Unknown to Mr. L. Gleason, January 23, 1960
Box 1, Folder 13Correspondence, ca. 1905, undated
Photocopy of a letter from Kate Gleason to Mrs. White, ca. 1905
The original letter is at Cornell University.

Photocopy of a letter from Kate Gleason to Mrs. White, ca. 1905
The original letter is at Cornell University.

Photocopy of a letter from Kate Gleason to George Eastman Letter from Unknown to Mr. Stevens Letter from Unknown to Mr. Leland Envelope addressed to James Gleason, December 9, no year Envelope addressed to James Gleason, November 28, no year Photocopy of a letter from Kate Gleason to Mrs. White Postcard of Cumberland Square Envelope addressed to Emmett Gleason Postcard addressed to Emmett Gleason from Kate Gleason Letter from William Gleason to Kate Gleason
Box 1, Folder 15Photographs of Clunes (1 of 4)
Box 1, Folder 16Photographs of Clunes (2 of 4)
Box 1, Folder 17Photographs of Clunes (3 of 4)
Box 1, Folder 14Portrait photographs of Kate Gleason
Also included in this folder is a photograph of James and Eleanor Gleason's house on Platt Street in Rochester, New York. Two of their children (Eleanor and Jim) are photographed in the front yard.

Research Files, 1990s-2000s
Agostinelli Family-Beaufort, South Carolina
Box 2, Folder 1Photographs of The Clunes (4 of 4)
Box 2, Folder 2Agostinelli family
Box 2, Folder 3American Society of Mechanical Engineers: notable female engineers and biographical information (1 of 4)
Box 2, Folder 4American Society of Mechanical Engineers: notable female engineers and biographical information (2 of 4)
Box 2, Folder 5American Society of Mechanical Engineers: notable female engineers and biographical information (3 of 4)
Box 2, Folder 6American Society of Mechanical Engineers: notable female engineers and biographical information (4 of 4)
Box 2, Folder 7Henry Seldon Bacon
Box 2, Folder 8Career in banking (1 of 3)
Box 2, Folder 9Career in banking (2 of 3)
Box 2, Folder 10Career in banking (3 of 3)
Box 2, Folder 11Beaufort, South Carolina: background, information
Beaufort, South Carolina-Concrest and Marigold Gardens
Box 3, Folder 1Beaufort, South Carolina: Colony gardens
Box 3, Folder 2Beaufort, South Carolina: land transactions
Box 3, Folder 3Beaufort, South Carolina: entertainments
Box 3, Folder 4Beaufort, South Carolina: [Frank M.?] Hohenberger photographs
Box 3, Folder 5Beaufort, South Carolina: Gold Eagle Tavern
Box 3, Folder 6Beaufort, South Carolina: Gleason Memorial Park
Box 3, Folder 7Helen Christine Bennett
Box 3, Folder 8Description of Clunes property and taxes, April 28, 1986
Box 3, Folder 9Clunes background information, articles, and photographs
Box 3, Folder 10Concrest and Marigold Gardens: Concrete construction and suburban developments (1 of 3)
Box 3, Folder 11Concrest and Marigold Gardens: Concrete construction and suburban developments (2 of 3)
Box 3, Folder 12Concrest and Marigold Gardens: Concrete construction and suburban developments (3 of 3)
Cornell University-France Photographs
Box 4, Folder 1Cornell University
Box 4, Folder 2Croix de guerre- French warcross
Box 4, Folder 3Dataw Island
Box 4, Folder 4James Patrick Bernard Duffy, manuscript collection inventory
Box 4, Folder 5East Rochester housing community and development
Box 4, Folder 6Thomas Edison-concrete
Box 4, Folder 7Family dispute
This folder contains originals and copies of letters written among Gleason family members various persons regarding a possible sale of Gleason Works.

Box 4, Folder 8Famous people
Box 4, Folder 9Financial records: Kate Gleason (1 of 2)
Box 4, Folder 10Financial records: Kate Gleason (1 of 2)
Box 4, Folder 11Nancy Fitzroy, wrote forward for Life and Letters of Kate Gleason
Box 4, Folder 12France: photographs (1 of 3)
France Photographs-Edith Gleason
Box 5, Folder 1France: photographs (2 of 3)
Box 5, Folder 2France: photographs (3 of 3)
Box 5, Folder 3France (1 of 2)
Folders 3-4 contain research materials related to Kate Gleason's real estate holdings in France.

Box 5, Folder 4France (2 of 2)
Box 5, Folder 5Friends
Box 5, Folder 6Lillian Gilbreth diary
Box 5, Folder 7Gilbreth manuscript collections, research notes
Box 5, Folder 8Gleason Works
This folder includes originals and reproductions of photographs of Gleason Works employees.

Box 5, Folder 9Andrew Gleason (1 of 3)
Folders 5-7 include research materials, as well as copies of original letters, a legal agreement between Gleason and Gleason Works, of which he served as Vice-President and newspaper articles about Andrew Gleason, Kate Gleason's brother.

Box 5, Folder 10Andrew Gleason (2 of 3)
Box 5, Folder 11Andrew Gleason (3 of 3)
Box 5, Folder 12Edith Gleason (1 of 2)
Folders 8-9 include research materials, copies of original letters, and emails related to Janis Gleason's research about Edith Gleason, Kate Gleason's sister-in-law.

Box 5, Folder 13Edith Gleason (2 of 2)
Edith Gleason Correspondence-Janis Gleason
Box 6, Folder 1Edith Gleason correspondence, 1950-1953
Box 6, Folder 2Edith Gleason correspondence, 1954-1965
Box 6, Folder 3Edith Gleason correspondence, 1957-1959
Box 6, Folder 4Edith Gleason correspondence, 1960, undated; photograph of Theresa Hill, December 8, 1870
Box 6, Folder 5Eleanor Gleason (1 of 3)
Box 6, Folder 6Eleanor Gleason (2 of 3)
Box 6, Folder 7Eleanor Gleason (3 of 3)
Folders 5-7 include photographs, newspaper clippings, and research materials about Eleanor Gleason, Kate Gleason's sister.

Box 6, Folder 8Eleanor Gleason, newspaper clippings
Box 6, Folder 9Emmet B. Gleason
This folder includes photographs and biographical information related to Emmet B. Gleason, Kate Gleason's nephew.

Box 6, Folder 10Interview notes
Box 6, Folder 13James E. Gleason: Delta Upsilon Fraternity membership certificate, passport issued 1949, visa application for travel to Hashimite Kingdom of Jordan
Box 6, Folder 11James E. Gleason, correspondence, 1894-1909, 1922, undated
Box 6, Folder 12James E. Gleason, photographs
Box 6, Folder 14James E. Gleason (1 of 4)
Box 6, Folder 15James E. Gleason (2 of 4)
Box 6, Folder 16James E. Gleason (3 of 4)
Box 6, Folder 17James E. Gleason (4 of 4)
Box 6, Folder 18Email correspondence to and from Janis Gleason, 2010
Lawrence C. Gleason-Ingle Machine Company
Box 7, Folder 1Lawrence C. Gleason
This folder contains photographs and negatives of Lawrence C. Gleason, James Gleason's son.

Box 7, Folder 2Miriam B. Gleason
This folder contains biographical information about Miriam B. Gleason, James Gleason's wife.

Box 7, Folder 3William Gleason correspondence, 1920-1921
Box 7, Folder 4Last will and testament of William Gleason, March 17, 1922; Union Bank of Canada record book, 1920; program for Gleason Works employees' night, 1927
Box 7, Folder 5William Gleason, photographs (1 of 2)
Box 7, Folder 6William Gleason, photographs (2 of 2)
Box 7, Folder 7William Gleason (1 of 3)
Folders 7-9 contain research materials about William Gleason, Kate Gleason's father, who started Gleason Works.

Box 7, Folder 8William Gleason (2 of 3)
Box 7, Folder 9William Gleason (3 of 3)
Box 7, Folder 10Edward J. Hanna
This folder contains research materials documents the Gleason family's close friendship with Third Archbishop of San Francisco, Hanna.

Box 7, Folder 11Frank Hohgenberger
Hohgenberger was a professional photographer, who photographed the property Kate Gleason owned in South Carolina.

Box 7, Folder 12President Herbert Hoover
Box 7, Folder 13Ignorance Club
Box 7, Folder 14Ingle Machine Company
This folder contains newspaper clippings and research materials related to the machine company that Gleason Works had lent credit to.

Karl Kabelac-Eugene O'Neil
Box 8, Folder 1Karl Kabelac, research assistant
Box 8, Folder 2Emil Keller, Mabelle Keller
Emil Keller was an industrialist from Detroit, who worked with Kate Gleason on her land development projects.

Box 8, Folder 3Howard Kelly, Henry LeLand
Box 8, Folder 4Augustus Loring, Monroe Community College Portrait, Emma Michael
Box 8, Folder 5McDermott family
Kate's mother's maiden name was McDermott.

Box 8, Folder 6McDermott family correspondence, 1935-1956, undated
Box 8, Folder 7McDermott family correspondence- receipts for monies received, 1936-1958
Box 8, Folder 8Anne Tracy Morgan
Anne Tracy Morgan was the daughter of J. Pierpont Morgan.

Box 8, Folder 9Morse family from Ithaca, New York; Henry Noyes
Box 8, Folder 10Obituaries for Kate Gleason
Box 8, Folder 11Obituaries for Rochester figures
Box 8, Folder 12Eva J. O'Connor; Eugene O'Neil
Eva J. O'Connor was Joseph O'Connor's daughter, the Rochester editor.

Press Clippings-Jesse Bonstelle Stuart
Box 9, Folder 1Press clippings
Box 9, Folder 2Public education, Relatives
Box 9, Folder 3Rochester Engineering Society
Box 9, Folder 4Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) (1 of 2)
Box 9, Folder 5Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) (2 of 2)
Box 9, Folder 6Libby Sanders
Box 9, Folder 7Sausalito, California (1 of 4)
Folders 7-10 include information about properties and real estate developments that Kate Gleason had in California.

Box 9, Folder 8Sausalito, California (2 of 4)
Box 9, Folder 9Sausalito, California (3 of 4)
Box 9, Folder 10Sausalito, California (4 of 4)
Box 9, Folder 11Jennifer Smith
Box 9, Folder 12Walter Stabler; Jessie Bonstelle Stuart
Walter Stabler was the Comptroller of the Met Life Insurance Company. Stuart was a theater agent.

Surrogate's Court-Kate Gleason's Will
Box 10, Folder 1Surrogate's Court, Monroe County: Last will (1 of 2)
Box 10, Folder 2Surrogate's Court, Monroe County: Last will (2 of 2)
Box 10, Folder 3Trail car photographs
Box 10, Folder 4Trailer Company
Box 10, Folder 5Shirley Sponholtz emails
Box 10, Folder 6Northwest Trailer Car Company
Box 10, Folder 7Trailer car advertisements
Box 10, Folder 8Trips; Verein Deutscher Ingenieure; 1951 Voting trust
Box 10, Folder 9Voyages; Dick Walter; Marie Weiland
Box 10, Folder 10Andrew White
Andrew White was the first President of Cornell University.

Box 10, Folder 11Kate Gleason's will (1 of 2)
Kate Gleason's Will-Graf Zeppelin
Box 11, Folder 1Kate Gleason's Will (2 of 2)
Box 11, Folder 2Woman's suffrage (1 of 2)
Box 11, Folder 3Woman's suffrage (2 of 2)
Box 11, Folder 4Graf Zeppelin, first flight
Box 11, Folder 5Patents; Philanthropy; Political Equality Club
Box 11, Folder 6Page proofs: Life and Letters of Kate Gleason
Box 11, Folder 7Post publication of: Life and Letters of Kate Gleason
Box 11, Folder 8Book talks
Box 12General Biographical Information
This box contains six folders of general biographical information about Kate Gleason and her life.

Box 13Oversized photographs and architectural drawings
This flat box contains a Gleason Works pin, photographs of Miriam B. Gleason, Emmet Blakeney Gleason,scale drawings and water color paintings of The Clunes, and a no trespassing sign.

Audio Interviews, Digital Photographs
Box 14Marin Filmworks photograph cd
The photographs on this disc are of sites in Septmonts, France and are digital reproductions of historical photographs.

Box 14Presentation made to Landmark Society Box 149 cassette tapes of interviews conducted by Janis Gleason
Interview subjects include: Andrew de Fiore, Dick Walter, Dreka Stokes, Ellen Boone, Lawrence Sanders, and Rowland A, and a tape from "Ellen to Jan".

Box 14CD with digitally converted interviews
All of the cassette tapes in the collection have been converted and are available on this cd.

Box 1415, 3 1/2 inch floppy discs with digital photographs
Box 15Research Index Cards: Correspondence
Box 16Research Index Cards: People and Subjects A-C
Box 17Research Index Cards: Subjects C-Z


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