MG 810 - Bacon, Arthur/Anna Collection

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Scope and Content

The collection contains business papers of the D. Bacon Company and receipts issued to Annie Bacon.

The business papers include a contract with William Miller for the erection of a factory building on South Cameron Street, Harrisburg, 1910; an estimate for plumbing work at the new factory from Christian Nauss, 1909; a notice of a meeting of the stockholders of D. Bacon Company August, 1910; cancelled checks from the Union Trust Co., signed by Arthur D. Bacon and a blank check of the D. Bacon Co., Mechanics Bank, Harrisburg; a photo of the building on South Cameron Street.

The receipts to Annie Bacon include a tax receipt for the City Treasurers' Office, June, 1905; tax receipts to United Brethren Campmeeting Association, Mt. Gretna, 1917-1923; and tax receipts from West Cornwall Township, 1915, 1919-1920.

Background

D. Bacon Company was a candy company founded by Daniel Bacon shortly after he moved to Harrisburg in 1869. The business prospered and he enlarged the facilities several times. He died suddenly in 1893 and the business passed to his son Arthur. Annie, his mother, preferred Arthur assume the management of the business even though he was very young at the time. He became one of the most enterprising and progressive business men of the city. He died November 11, 1944 at the age of seventy-two.

Date(s): 1905-1932

Extent: 2 folders, 10 enclosures