H05-1589.10. Pelgrim, Henry (1855-1944). Papers, 1909-1910. 1 folder.


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Holland area businessman, former worker on the Holland to Grand Haven railroad tracks for the Chicago and Western Michigan Railroad Company, owner of a cheese factory in Olive Township from ca. 1880-1892, Ottawa County Treasurer from 1892, owner of the Holland Carriage and Bending Works which later became Bay View Furniture, past president of the American-Newfoundland Pulp and Lumber Company, and Ottawa County Republican Convention member and district delegate to the national Republican convention in 1916. The collection contains his account book filled with notes about his business and political dealings. The account book is from the Continental Bridge Company of Chicago, Illinois and Peotone, Illinois (manufacturers, engineers, and contractors) and is filled with illustrations of the products they made including steel and concrete bridges, structural steel for buildings, steel water towers and tanks, steel, cast iron or corrugated iron culverts and water pipe, and modern road machinery. (P)


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