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Haymaker, Merrill, Dumm Papers

Haymaker, Merrill, Dumm Family, Papers, 1825-1984

Finding Aid

Prepared by Amanda Remster, December 15, 2006
4 record storage boxes, 1 oversized box, 1 small photograph case, 4.5 cubic feet, 11th floor


Biographical Note

O. F. Haymaker (1838-1907) son of J. D. and Mary (Olin) Haymaker, was a descendent of the first Haymakers that helped to establish Franklin Township. Along with farming his land, O. F. Haymaker taught school for thirty years, served as Portage County Commissioner in 1890, became treasurer of Kent Universalist Church in 1867, and was the president of the Portage County Horticultural Society, among other appointments. In 1862, O. F. Haymaker married Mary [Burlingame] Haymaker (1842-1926) of Geauga County. Together, they farmed land and were strong supporters of education throughout Portage County. The couple had three daughters (Ida, Cora, Lillie) and one adopted son (Edward).

Ida [Haymaker] Merrill (1863-1951), the daughter of O. F. and Mary Haymaker, married F. A. Merrill (1859-1916), a prominent figure in the history of Kent State Normal College, in 1882. They had four daughters.

In 1916, the daughter of Ida and F. A. Merrill, Mary [Merrill] Dumm (1889-?), married George Dumm (1890-1966), a Kent dentist. The couple had been very active in the Kent and Twin Lakes community, including Mary Dumm's dedication to area hospital work, and George Dumm's participation in the Kent Rotary Club.

Their son, Robert Dumm (1918-2003) married Catherine [Edwards] Dumm (1918-2005) in 1942. Robert Dumm served as a medical officer during World War II in the U.S. Navy, shortly after their marriage, and later became a physician of internal medicine in Kent. Robert Dumm served on the Robinson Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees, the Portage County Medical Society, and was a member of the Kent Rotary Club, alongside his father. Catherine Dumm served as president of the Kent Free Library Board, and was past Docent of the Kent State University Textile Museum. They had three children.


Scope and Content

The Haymaker, Merrill, Dumm Family Papers consist of materials donated by Ellen Leebaw, the daughter of Robert Dumm. This collection contains a large amount of correspondence and documents, as well as personal writings, clippings, photographs, books, and scrapbooks, spanning the 1820s to the 1980s. The items are arranged by series as outlined below, and chronologically within each series, with the bulk of the materials pertaining to O. F. Haymaker from the 1860s to 1900. The correspondence of Robert Dumm to George and Mary Dumm in the 1930s and 1940s also comprise a large portion of the collection. The bulk of the deeds and mortgages are attributed to Arvin Olin, the grandfather of O. F. Haymaker, and are the earliest items of the collection, beginning in 1825. While this collection covers four generations of the Haymaker, Merrill, Dumm family, it also provides a historical focus on the city of Kent and Portage County.

Description of Series:


Box 1

Series 1: Correspondence

Folder -- Contents

Subseries 1: Correspondence from Robert Dumm to George and Mary Dumm, 1936-1947

  1. September 15, 1936
  2. September 18, 1936
  3. September 23, 1936
  4. October 3, 1936
  5. October 29, 1936
  6. November 4, 1936
  7. December 1, 1936
  8. January 5, 1937
  9. January 11, 1937
  10. January 19, 1937
  11. January 27, 1937
  12. February 23, 1937
  13. March 5, 1937
  14. April 12, 1937
  15. April 19, 1937
  16. May 16, 1937
  17. February 27, 1938
  18. October 23, 1938
  19. November 3, 1938
  20. February 5, 1939
  21. March 14, 1939
  22. May 25, 1939
  23. October 28, 1939
  24. January 21, 1940
  25. September 22, 1940
  26. November 3, 1940
  27. January 10, 1941
  28. May 26, 1941
  29. February 14, 1942
  30. February 20, 1942
  31. February 28, 1942
  32. March 22, 1942
  33. April 27, 1942
  34. May 16, 1942
  35. May 25, 1942
  36. July 16, 1942
  37. August 8, 1942
  38. November 9, 1942
  39. November 16, 1942 [enclosed card]
  40. November 27, 1942 [enclosed receipt]
  41. December 18, 1942 [postcard]
  42. March 1, 1943
  43. April 5, 1943
  44. July 6, 1943
  45. August 13, 1943
  46. September 21, 1943
  47. September 29, 1943
  48. April 9, 1946
  49. April 16, 1946 [postcard]
  50. May 6, 1946 [enclosed newsclipping]
  51. May 20, 1946
  52. July 25, 1946
  53. November 6, 1946
  54. December 8, 1947
  55. February 10, [no year]
  56. February 23, [no year]
  57. March 11, [no year]
  58. April 18, [no year]
  59. July 3, [no year]
  60. September 30, [no year]
  61. December 10, [no year]
  62. December 12, [no year]
  63. [no date]
  64. [no date]
  65. [no date]
  66. [no date]
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  94. [no date]
  95. [no date]

Subseries 2: Additional Correspondence 1839-1967

  1. "Family Letter" [A. Burlingame, Caroline Burlingame, G. R. Burlingame] to P. M. Burlingame, July 4, 1839, [OVERSIZE, see Box 5]
  2. Geo[rge] R. Burlingame to "Dear Brother" [P. M. Burlingame?], July 17, 1859
  3. Helen to Mary S. Burlingame [Haymaker], June 20, 1861
  4. Mary [Haymaker?] to Ann and Rachel, October 19, 1861
  5. "Ma" to "Dear Children," January 20, 1867
  6. "Mother" to "Dear Children," October 13, 1867
  7. L. H. Limbert to O. F. Haymaker, December 9, 1868
  8. Unidentified Correspondent to "Cousin Mary" [Haymaker?], June 14, 1870
  9. Addie Risley to Mary Haymaker, June 14, [1875?]
  10. Royal Taylor to O. F. Haymaker, February 10, 1879, [OVERSIZED, see Box 5]
  11. E. L. Rexford to O. F. Haymaker, October 26, 1881
  12. O. Cone to O. F. and Mary Haymaker, February 6, 1882
  13. D. D. Pickett to O. F. Haymaker, January 9, 1888
  14. J. C. P. Frazee to A. M. Sherman, April 17, 1888
  15. W. F. Aull to O. F. Haymaker, December 9, 1889
  16. O. F. Haymaker to Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Swan, December 1, 1893
  17. F. E. Fay to "My Dear Cousin," September 30, 1894
  18. O. F. Haymaker to A. P. Powell, January 6, 1896
  19. O. F. Haymaker to A. P. Powell, January 20, 1896
  20. Edgar E. Kelsey to Minnie Norton, October 3, 1896
  21. "Committee of Three" to Mrs. James Haymaker, December 27, 1896
  22. Invitation: Mr. and Mrs. C. T. Bortz to O. F. and Mary Haymaker, [May 25] 1898
  23. O. F. Haymaker to James Haymaker, January 4, 1898
  24. "Ma" to Mary [Haymaker?], May 15, 1898
  25. E. G. Fay to O. F. Haymaker, November 25, 1898
  26. Invitation: Mr. and Mrs. George B. Green to O. F. and Mary Haymaker, August 28, 1899
  27. Invitation: Mr. and Mrs. H. Burroughs and Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Olin to O. F. and Mary Haymaker, [July 1] 1900
  28. A. E. Dunforth to Ella M. Olin, October 7, 1900
  29. Abbie to O. F. and Mary Haymaker, November 26, 1901
  30. J. A. Aull to "Cousin Mary" [Haymaker?], July 28, 1904
  31. Postcard: F. W. [Frances?] to Mary Merrill [Dumm], October 9, 1905
  32. Postcard: Lillie [Haymaker?] to Mary Haymaker, January 5, 1906
  33. Postcard: Frances to Mary Merrill [Dumm], January 18, 1906
  34. Postcards [2]: C. E. Merrill to O. F. Haymaker, February 12, 1906
  35. B. M. Reid to O. F. Haymaker, June 19, 1906
  36. Postcard: Unidentified Correspondent to Mary Merrill [Dumm], June 28, 1906
  37. Postcard: Frances to Mary Merrill [Dumm], August 3, 1906
  38. Marshall W. Keith to O. F. Haymaker, March 28, 1907
  39. Nellie H. to Mary Haymaker, April 16, 1907
  40. M. C. Aull to Mary Haymaker, April 21, 1907
  41. "Ed, Lona, and Abbie" to Mary Haymaker, May 4, 1907
  42. Mr. and Mrs. George L. Sawyer, Mr. and Mrs. P. B. Hall, Sophie E. Sawyer, Jane Hall to Mary Haymaker, May 5, 1907
  43. Nellie H. to Mary Haymaker, May 6, 1907
  44. H. A. Haymaker to Mary Haymaker, May 6, 1907
  45. Henry Riegal to Mary Haymaker, May 6, 1907
  46. Sarah [?annen] to Mary Haymaker, May 7, 1907
  47. J. A. Haymaker to Mary Haymaker, May 9, 1907
  48. E. A. Dundon ["Ma"] to Mary Haymaker, May 19, 1907
  49. Helen A. Mead to Mary Haymaker, May 31, 1907
  50. Mary Dibley-Markley to Mary Haymaker, May 31, 1907
  51. Invitation: Anna Grace Bosworth to Mary Haymaker, June 6, 1907
  52. Celana A. Mitchell to Mary Haymaker, June 12, 1907
  53. Invitation: Mr. and Mrs. George L. Sawyer to Mary Haymaker, [August 22] 1907
  54. C. R. Olin to Mary Haymaker, September 13, 1907
  55. E. Harris to "My Dear Niece," January 4, 1908
  56. E. A. Dundon ["Ma"] to Mary Haymaker, January 18, 1908
  57. Postcard: "Pastor" to Mary Haymaker, April 8, [1908?]
  58. Postcard: Bessie to Mary Merrill [Dumm], June 10, 1908
  59. Postcard: Genevieve to Mary Merrill [Dumm], June 27, 1908
  60. Postcard: Nell to Mary Haymaker, February 14, 1909
  61. Postcard: Abbie [Kinde?] to Mary Haymaker, June 25, 1909
  62. Postcard: Florence Gifford to Mary Merrill [Dumm], August 16, 1909
  63. Postcard: Bettie W. to Mary Merrill [Dumm], July 1, 1914
  64. Postcard: Mrs. W. H. R. to Mary Merrill [Dumm], August 23, 1915
  65. Invitation: Mr. and Mrs. Elmer France to Mary Merrill [Dumm], October 15, 1915
  66. Postcard: Marj to George and Mary Dumm, August 29, 1916
  67. Postcard: "The Pecks" to George and Mary Dumm, December 17, 1919
  68. Card: Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Aull to George and Mary Dumm, December, 1919
  69. Mix Thompson to Mary Dumm, August 14, 1924
  70. Frances to Mary Dumm, December 22, 1932
  71. Paul N. Dale to George Dumm, September 22, 1939
  72. Postcard: Margaret Brooking to George and Mary Dumm, July 6, 1940
  73. Catherine Edwards [Dumm] to Mary Dumm, January 16, 1942
  74. Catherine Edwards [Dumm] to Mary Dumm, May 13, 1942
  75. Catherine Edwards [Dumm] to George and Mary Dumm, May 25, 1942
  76. Catherine Edwards [Dumm] to Robert Dumm, June 8, 1942
  77. Catherine Edwards [Dumm] to Robert Dumm, July 3, 1942
  78. Catherine Edwards [Dumm] to Mary Dumm, July 13, 1942
  79. Margaret Edwards to Mary Dumm, August 10, 1942
  80. Catherine Edwards [Dumm] to Mary Dumm, [no date, 1942?]
  81. Catherine Dumm to George and Mary Dumm, August 19, 1943
  82. Elaine to George and Mary Dumm, March 7, 1944
  83. Catherine Dumm to George and Mary Dumm, March 13, 1944
  84. J. Miller to George Dumm, May 24, 1944
  85. Catherine Dumm to George and Mary Dumm, January 7, 1946
  86. Catherine Dumm to George and Mary Dumm, May 17, 1946
  87. Marie Pickton to Ida Merrill, August 27, 1946
  88. Catherine Dumm to George and Mary Dumm, March 11, 1947
  89. Catherine Dumm to George and Mary Dumm, August 21, 1947
  90. Catherine Dumm to George and Mary Dumm, November 11, 1947
  91. Emil O. Barson to Mary Dumm, December 12, 1966
  92. Laura E. Hill to Mary, Robert, and Catherine Dumm, December 13, 1966
  93. Elizabeth A. Swigert to Robert Dumm, December 16, 1966
  94. Lucias B. Lyman to Robert Dumm, December 20, 1966
  95. Gretchen to Robert and Catherine Dumm, [December 1966?]
  96. George and Edith to Robert and Catherine Dumm, [December 1966?]
  97. Vincent to Robert Dumm [December 1966?]
  98. Margaret Zearley to Robert Dumm, January 5, 1967
  99. Telegraph: W. F. Aull to O. F. Haymaker, [no date]
  100. [Alba?] C. Tucker to O. F. Haymaker, August 24, [no year]
  101. R. B. M. to O. F. and Mary Haymaker, [no date]
  102. Mrs. Ed Haymaker and Family to O. F. and Mary Haymaker, [no date]
  103. Card: Minnie Norton to Mary Haymaker, [no date]
  104. Card: Lotta D. to Mary Haymaker, [no date]
  105. Charles S. Merrill to "My Dear Sir," [no date]
  106. Marion A. Webb to James and Rosetta, [no date]
  107. Gordon and Stanley Dale to George and Mary Dumm, [no date]
  108. Frances to Mary Dumm, [no date]
  109. Pete to Mary Dumm, [no date]
  110. Marjorie Fessenden to Mary Dumm, [no date]
  111. Card: Charlotte Marie Seibel to George and Mary Dumm, [no date]
  112. Card: Prescence to George and Mary Dumm, [no date]
  113. Card: [Gene?] to George and Mary Dumm, [no date]
  114. Card: Father, Mother and Fern to Unidentified Correspondent, [no date]
  115. Card: Bud and Kay Scott to Unidentified Correspondent, [no date]
  116. Catherine Edwards [Dumm] to Robert Dumm, [no date]
  117. Catherine Dumm to George and Mary Dumm, [no date]
  118. Catherine Dumm to George and Mary Dumm, [no date]
  119. Catherine Dumm to George and Mary Dumm, [no date]
  120. Robert Dumm to Catherine Dumm, [no date]
  121. Postcard: [Minie?] and Joe to Robert and Catherine Dumm, [no date]
  122. Miscellaneous Envelopes

Box 2

Series 2: Documents

Folder -- Contents

Subseries 1: Deeds, Mortgages, Land Agreements, 1825-1891

  1. Deed: Stephen Van Newfrelaer to Arvin Olin, January 14, 1825
  2. Deed: John and Clarissa Greig to Arvin Olin, May 20, 1829
  3. Deed: Isaac Parker to Arvin Olin, January 13, 1833
  4. Deed: Aaron and Sarah Auter to Arvin Olin, December 25, 1834
  5. Deed: Thomas Close and Alvin Loomis to Arvin Olin, June 24, 1835
  6. Auditor's Deed: Samuel Foljambe to Arvin Olin, December 28, 1835
  7. Deed: Titus Street to Arvin Olin, February 29, 1836
  8. Deed: [Morquain?] Dewey to Arvin Olin, May 12, 1836
  9. Deed: Edwin and Ann Dewey to Arvin Olin, December 3, 1836
  10. Deed: Caleb Nichols to Arvin Olin, Februrary 10, 1838
  11. Deed: Jacob Haymaker to Arvin Olin, October 15, 1838
  12. Deed: Titus Street to James H. Stoops, June 12, 1939
  13. Mortgage: James H. Stoops to Charles Traitchell , October 7, 1839
  14. Sheriff's Deed: Laurin Dewey to Arvin Olin, December 9, 1839
  15. Mortgage: Arvin and Betsy Olin to James H. Stoops, January 3, 1840
  16. Sheriff's Deed: Laurin Dewey to Arvin Olin, September 14, 1840
  17. Deed: Arvin and Betsy Olin to Noah D. Brittell, October 4, 1842
  18. Deed: Noah and Julia Brittell to Thomas Tinney, April 6, 1844
  19. Sheriff's Deed: John Gillis to Nelson Olin, July 24, 1848
  20. Mortgage: Rebecca Holmes to Joseph Foster and Richard Polhamus, September 4, 1848
  21. Deed: Nelson and Harriet Olin to Arvin Olin, September 8, 1852
  22. Deed: John and Hannah Tappan to George Willis, October 5, 1852
  23. Deed: Arvin and Betsy Olin to John Thompson, March 1, 1853
  24. Mortgage: Andrew and Helen Boyd to William Willis, November 12, 1853
  25. Deed: William Willis to Andrew Boyd, November 12, 1853
  26. Deed: Rebecca Holmes to Arvin Olin, April 1, 1854
  27. Mortgage Satisfaction: Rebecca Holmes to Arvin Olin, April 1, 1854
  28. Deed: William and Charlotte Kitterage to Arvin Olin, August 15, 1854
  29. Deed: Robert and Nancy Clark to Arvin Olin, October 7, 1854
  30. Mortgage: Arvin and Betsy Olin to Robert Clark, October 9, 1854
  31. Deed [copy]: Arvin and Betsy Olin to Board of Education of Franklin Township, April 16, 1856
  32. Deed: B. C. Earl to Arvin Olin, May 4, 1856
  33. Auditor's Deed: Thomas Browning to Uriah French, August 25, 1856
  34. Mortgage: Samuel and Nancy Mettin to Henry L. Russell, October 1, 1856
  35. Deed: Uriah and Caroline French to Arvin Olin, March 6, 1857
  36. Deed: Samuel and Martha Merrill to Arvin Olin, September 1, 1857
  37. Deed: Center Mill Company to Arvin Olin, November 5, 1857
  38. Deed: B. C. Earl to Arvin Olin, February 17, 1858
  39. Deed: George and Henrietta Adams to Arvin Olin, April 6, 1861
  40. Land Agreement: J. D. Haymaker to O. F. Haymaker and Stephen Green, April 1, 1862
  41. Sheriff's Deed: William Parsons to Arvin Olin, September 29, 1862
  42. Deed: James and Mary Metlin to Arvin Olin, October 21, 1862
  43. Deed: George and Mary Willis to Arvin Olin, April 18, 1863
  44. Deed: John and Alvina Thompson to Arvin Olin, January 26, 1864
  45. Land Agreement: Arvin Olin to Ransom Olin, April 1, 1864
  46. Deed: D. P. Hopkins to Freedom Merrill, February 9, 1867
  47. Land Agreement: Arvin Olin to W. W. Russell, April 1, 1867
  48. Land Agreement: Arvin Olin to Abraham Pratt, June 20, 1867
  49. Deed: Jackson and Mary Pritchard to Arvin Olin, January 11, 1868
  50. Deed: William and Amanda Willis to Arvin Olin, April 18, 1868
  51. Deed: Freeman and Amelia Underwood to Arvin Olin, September 16, 1868
  52. Deed: E. A. and Mary Parsons to Arvin Olin, May 24, 1870
  53. Land Agreement: Heirs of J. D. Haymaker to A. Pemberling, April 1, 1891 [two copies]

Subseries 2: Promissory Notes by O. F. Haymaker, 1871-1901

  1. To Betsy Olin, June 24, 1871
  2. To Unidentified Correspondent, October 1, 1872
  3. To Severett Clement, November 23, 1874
  4. To Jacob Packer, May 15, 1875
  5. To John Brown, February 1, 1876
  6. To J. D. Haymaker, June 27, 1876
  7. To J. D. Haymaker, August 3, 1874
  8. To J. D. Haymaker, December 1, 1876
  9. To J. D. Haymaker, May 22, 1877
  10. To J. D. Haymaker, May 28, 1878
  11. To J. D. Haymaker, June 1, 1878
  12. To J. D. Haymaker, August 18, 1878
  13. To J. D. Haymaker, December 26, 1881
  14. To J. D. Haymaker, December 26, 1881
  15. To J. D. Haymaker, May 13, 1882
  16. To George Stroup, May 1, 1885
  17. To J. D. Haymaker, September 28, 1885
  18. To J. D. Haymaker, December 1, 1885
  19. To A. D. Peck, March 18, 1886
  20. To F. A. Merrill, September 17, 1886
  21. To J. D. Haymaker, December 1, 1887
  22. To F. A. Merrill, April 1, 1888
  23. To Abbie Case, April 15, 1888
  24. To Abbie Case, May 1, 1888
  25. To F. A. Merrill, December 30, 1889
  26. To F. A. Merrill, February 1, 1890
  27. To Charles Olin, March 5, 1890
  28. To Abbie Case, April 6, 1890
  29. To F. A. Merrill, June 10, 1890
  30. To Mary Haymaker, September 5, 1890
  31. To Mary Haymaker, November 10, 1890
  32. To F. A. Merrill, December 19, 1890
  33. To F. A. Merrill, October 20, 1891
  34. To F. A. Merrill, April 6, 1892
  35. To Mary Haymaker, August 4, 1892
  36. To Abbie Case, August 18, 1893
  37. To Edward Haymaker, April 1, 1894
  38. To E. W. Case, October 20, 1894
  39. To [Savorence?] Hunt, November 7, 1894
  40. To Abbie Case, April 11, 1896
  41. To Dell Birch, May 12, 1897
  42. To Mary Haymaker, December 14, 1897
  43. To Mary Haymaker, April 1, 1898
  44. To R. D. Norton, April 21, 1898
  45. To Mary Haymaker, August 9, 1899
  46. To Kent National Bank, September 30, 1901
  47. To M. H. Ferris, [no date]

Subseries 3: Receipts, Monies, and Accounts, 1865-1924

  1. Accounts, Correspondence, and Receipts of O. F. Haymaker acting as Treasurer of Kent Universalist Church, 1867-1868
  2. Miscellaneous Receipts to O. F. Haymaker, 1865-1903
  3. Miscellaneous Receipts to C. E. Merrill, 1890-1907
  4. Additional Miscellaneous Receipts, 1868-1902
  5. Portage County Tax Receipts to O. F. Haymaker, 1870-1906
  6. United States Life Insurance Company to O. F. Haymaker, 1870-1907
  7. Report of Clarissa Olin, Guardian of Minor Wards, of Charges, Credits, and Expenses, 1871-1872
  8. Article of Agreement: Monies Given to S. P. Merrill Upon the Burning of His Warehouse, June 11, 1883 [two copies]
  9. O. F. and Mary Haymaker Farm Account Book, 1895-1899
  10. Sale Bill of Goods and Chattels Belonging to the Estate of J. D. Haymaker, deceased, 1889
  11. Executor Account Book of J. D. Haymaker, deceased, 1889
  12. Portage County Tax Receipts to W. F. Aull, 1892-1904
  13. Rootstown Protective Agency to O. F. Haymaker, September 28, 1905
  14. Hall-Harter Insurance Agency Company to George Dumm, October 22, 1915
  15. Certificate of Stock Share to Mary Dumm, May 28, 1916
  16. Envelope Containing Accounts, Correspondence, and Receipts Regarding House Plans for George Dumm, 1924
  17. Valuations of Haymaker Real Estate, [no dates]
  18. Sales Agreement Draft of Patent and Rights to 'Hydrolic Insole' by George Dumm, [no date]
  19. Ledger: Price Lists and Lots Sold in Twin Lakes Golf Allotment, [no date]
  20. Copy of Abstract of Property Title of Twin Lakes Company Purchased from Ida H. Merrill, [no date], [two copies]

Subseries 4: Additional Documents and Certificates, 1867-1966

  1. Will [copy] and Probate Testimony of Arvin Olin, August 13, 1867
  2. Portage County Court Summons to O. F. Haymaker, April 19, 1869
  3. Portage County School Certificate Renewal to O. F. Haymaker, December 19, 1874
  4. Article of Agreement: A. M. Sherman to O. F. Haymaker Regarding Guardianship of Albert J. Watson, October 14, 1876
  5. School Examination Records of O. F. Haymaker [teacher], January 19, 1877
  6. Class Records of O. F. Haymaker [teacher], [no date]
  7. Earlsville School Picture Subscription Paper of O. F. Haymaker [teacher], [no date]
  8. Portage County Teachers' Certificate to Lillie Haymaker, January 6, 1883
  9. Portage County Teachers' Certificate to Lillie Haymaker, July 7, 1883
  10. Portage County Teachers' Certificate to Lillie Haymaker, March 7, 1885
  11. Masonic Lodge Demit and Calendar to O. F. Haymaker, August 16, 1885
  12. National Library Association Certificate to O. F. Haymaker, December 17, 1888
  13. Portage County Commissioner Certificate to O. F. Haymaker, November 20, 1890
  14. Portage County Board of County Visitors Certificate to Mary Haymaker, June 17, 1905
  15. Portage County Board of County Visitors Certificate and Correspondence to Mary Haymaker, September 24, 1906
  16. Boy Scouts of America Certificate to Robert Dumm, February 23, 1932
  17. Correspondence for Certificate of American Red Cross Portage County Chapter to Robert Dumm, March 14, 1932
  18. Department of Education Certificate to Catherine Edwards [Dumm], April 1, 1932
  19. Death Certificate of George Dumm, December 13, 1966
  20. Preamble of Franklin County Literary Society by O. F. Haymaker, [no date]

Series 3: Speeches and Personal Writings, 1868-1898

Folder -- Contents

  1. By O. F. Haymaker: "The Influence of Kindness" for "The Earlsville Union," February 2, 1868
  2. By O. F. Haymaker for Second Annual Reunion of the Descendents of John and Hannah Ferris, August 18, 1898 [includes invitation card]
  3. By O. F. Haymaker: "Hope," [no date]
  4. By O. F. Haymaker: "What Shall I Write About," [no date]
  5. By O. F. Haymaker: "Children's Claims," [no date]
  6. By O. F. Haymaker for Olin Reunion, [no date]
  7. By O. F. Haymaker: "Editorial" for "The Earlsville Union vol. 13," [no date]
  8. By O. F. Haymaker: "A Few Lines About P. H. Merrill by Machine," for "The Earlsville Union," [no date]
  9. By [O. F. Haymaker?]: "Man," [no date]
  10. By [O. F. Haymaker?]: "Temperence," [no date]
  11. By [O. F. Haymaker?]: "The Social Side," [no date]
  12. By [O. F. Haymaker?]: "Sight," [no date]
  13. By [O. F. Haymaker?] for Building Consecration for Methodist Church on Behalf of Kent Universalist Church, [no date]
  14. By [O. F. Haymaker?] for Resignation of Portage County Republican Central Committee [incomplete], [no date]
  15. By [O. F. Haymaker?] for School Reunion, [no date]
  16. By [O. F. Haymaker?] for Committee on Literary Exercises, [no date]
  17. By [O. F. Haymaker?] for "Mrs. B's" 50th Birthday Party, [no date]
  18. By [O. F. Haymaker?] for Last Day of School, [no date]
  19. By [O. F. Haymaker?] for Last Day of School, [no date]
  20. By [O. F. Haymaker?]: "Figures" for Horticultural Society, [no date]
  21. By [O. F. Haymaker?] for Horticultural Society, [no date]
  22. By [O. F. Haymaker?] for Horticultural Society, [no date]
  23. By [O. F. Haymaker?], [no date]
  24. By [O. F. Haymaker?], [no date]
  25. By [O. F. Haymaker?], [no date]
  26. By [O. F. Haymaker?], [no date]
  27. By [O. F. Haymaker?], [no date]
  28. By [O. F. Haymaker?], [no date]
  29. By [O. F. Haymaker?], [no date]
  30. By [O. F. Haymaker?], [no date]
  31. By [O. F. Haymaker?], [incomplete], [no date]
  32. By "A Contributor" [O. F. Haymaker?]: "The True Christian," for "The Earlsville Union," [no date]
  33. "The Earlsville Union, vol. 14, no. 6," Edited by Abbie Haymaker and Ida Haymaker [Merrill], [no date]
  34. Draft of "The Earlsville Union," [no date]
  35. By L. A. Olin: "Water," [no date]
  36. By George Dumm: "The Relation of Focal Infections to Systemic Disease," [no date]
  37. By George Dumm: "Patent Medicine," [no date]
  38. By [George Dumm?]: "The Biggest President," [no date]
  39. By [George Dumm?], [no date]
  40. By Caroline Foote Morris: "Merrill House Memories," [no date]
  41. By Unknown: "Not How Much But How Well," [no date]
  42. By Unknown: "The War of the Revolution," [no date]
  43. By Unknown: "The Rising Generation," [no date]
  44. By Unknown: "Recompense," [no date]
  45. By Unknown: "Medicine in Kent," [no date]
  46. By Unknown for Committee on Literary Arrangements, [no date]
  47. By Unknown [incomplete], [no date]

Box 3

Series 4: Newspapers and Clippings, 1883-1995

Folder -- Contents

  1. Article: "Horitculture: Proceedings for May, 1892," Ravenna Republican, June 1, 1892
  2. Letter to the Editor from O. F. Haymaker: "A Scrap of History," Record-Courier, January 18, 1897
  3. Letter to the Editor from O. F. Haymaker: "Taxes," Record-Courier, January 26, 1897
  4. Letter to the Editor from O. F. Haymaker: "About Taxes," Record-Courier, February 10, 1897
  5. Photograph Supplement [F. A. Merrill], Ravenna Republican, June 23, 1898
  6. Extra Bulletins: Regarding Assassination of President McKinley, Cleveland World, September 1901, [OVERSIZED, see Box 5]
  7. Obituary of O. F. Haymaker, Ravenna Republican, [no date] [died 1907]
  8. Article: "Miss Marjorie France the Honor Student at Buchtel College For '12," [1912?]
  9. Obituary of F. A. Merrill, Ravenna Republican, March 27, 1916
  10. Obituary of F. A. Merrill, The Kent Tribune, March 30, 1916
  11. Obituary of A. O. Haymaker, [no date], [died January 26, 1924]
  12. Obituary of Mary Haymaker, The Kent Tribune, November 25, 1926
  13. Obituary of Rachel [Haymaker] Norton, [no date], [died March 15, 1928]
  14. Obituary of Rachel [Haymaker] Norton, [no date], [died March 15, 1928]
  15. Article: "Robert Dumm Named Head of School Paper Business Staff," Courier-Tribune, May 30, 1939
  16. Photograph: "Charter Members Direct Meeting" [George Dumm], November 9, 1948
  17. Obituary of Ida Merrill, [no date], [died 1951]
  18. Article: "Cuyahoga's Power Attracted Settlers," Record-Courier Sesquicentennial Section, August 8, 1956
  19. Article: "Kent Began as 1805 Wilderness Settlement," Record-Courier, July 10, 1975
  20. Paper: Record-Courier, Special Dedication Day Issue: Robinson Memorial Hospital, August 5, 1977
  21. Article: "For the Record," December 5, 1979
  22. Article: "For the Record," Regarding Haymaker Parkway, April 23, 1981
  23. Article: "Kent Native is 90!" [Margaret Gressard], Record-Courier, April 27, 1981
  24. Article: "Haymaker Alive and Blooming," Record-Courier, June 20, 1993
  25. Article: "High Prices? Take a Look at Pioneer-day Costs," Record-Courier, June 19, 1994
  26. Article: "Kent Fights for Historic Home," Record-Courier, January 3, 1995
  27. Article and Written Description: "With Delegates at Conferences Held by Federated Clubs Here on Tuesday," [no date]
  28. Announcement: Haymaker Christmas, [no date]
  29. Announcement: Golden Wedding of Mr. and Mrs. M. G. Norton, [no date]
  30. Article: "Her Story Won," [Catherine Edwards [Dumm]], [no date]
  31. Article: "Writes Pageant," [Catherine Edwards [Dumm]], Plain Dealer, [no date]
  32. Article: "Hospital Women Hear Supt. Hunston Tell of Need for New Addition" [Mary Dumm], [no date]
  33. Photograph: "Back Then...," Kent Rotary Club, 1945 [George Dumm], Record-Courier, [no date]
  34. Photograph: "Back Then...," Kent Rotary Club, November 29, 1949 [George and Robert Dumm], Record-Courier, [no date]
  35. Article: "The Story of Kent," [no date]
  36. Article and Correspondence: "Along the Way," [no date]
  37. Article: "University Pays Tribute to Early Kent Families," Record-Courier, [incomplete], [no date]
  38. Article: "Kent Will Honor Founding Family" [incomplete], [no date]
  39. Article: "Controversial Kent Area is Rich in History," [no date]

Series 5: Photographs, [1867?]-1989

Folder -- Contents

  1. Unidentified Group, [1897?]
  2. Unidentified Group, [1907?]
  3. Keystone Ceremony of Merrill Hall, Kent State University, June 18, 1912 [two photographs]
  4. Unidentified Boy on Tricycle, April 1921
  5. Election Night at the home of Hugo and Mary Louise Birkner, Kent, Ohio, November 1936 [Mary [Merrill] Dumm], [two photographs]
  6. Group in "Miss Cleveland" Boat, 1936, [George and Mary Dumm] [two postcards]
  7. Kent Rotary Club, 1954 [George and Robert Dumm], [OVERSIZED, see Box 5]
  8. Unidentified Woman and Man, March 1957
  9. Kent Rotary Club, 1959
  10. Construction of Gazebo in downtown Kent, Ohio, December 1981 [four photographs]
  11. Kent Rotary Club, 1989 [Robert Dumm]
  12. O. B. Schultz, [no date]
  13. Mary Merrill [Dumm], [no date]
  14. F. A. Merrill, [no date]
  15. F. A. Merrill Farm in West Twin Lakes [two photographs], [no date]
  16. William Kent, John Paxton, John McGilvrey, Peter Doyle, F. A. Merrill, Mr. Moulton, Mr. McDowell, Mrs. William Kent, Mr. Seward, [no date]
  17. Mary Haymaker and great-grandchildren: Phyllis France, Caroline Foote, Eleanor Green, Jim France, [France?] Fessenden, Robert Dumm, William Gressard, George Green, [no date], [two photographs], [OVERSIZED, see Box 5]
  18. William Merrill Gressard, [no date]
  19. Mildred Green, Henry Wolcott, [Betty Jean?], Brub Davey, Robert Dumm, Evangaline Davey, Eleanor Green, Eleanor Evans, Katherine Evans, [no date]
  20. Robert Dumm and Schoolmates, [no date], [two photographs]
  21. Octoberfest, Kent, Ohio, [no date]
  22. Unidentified Couple and House, [no date],[seven photographs]
  23. Unidentified Couple [in frame], [no date], [OVERSIZED, see Box 5]
  24. Unidentified Girl, [no date]
  25. Unidentified Two Women, [no date]
  26. Unidentified Woman, [no date]
  27. Unidentified Man, [no date]
  28. Unidentified Child, [no date]
  29. Unidentified Woman [in frame], [no date], [OVERSIZED, see Box 5]
  30. Unidentified Man [in frame], [no date], [OVERSIZED, see Box 5]
  31. Unidentified Man, [no date]
  32. Unidentified Two Men in field, [no date]
  33. Unidentified Group, [no date]
  34. Unidentified Group on Tree, [no date], [two photographs]
  35. Unidentified Group, [no date], [five photographs]
  36. Unidentified Group, [no date]
  37. Unidentified Barn, [no date]
  38. Unidentified Two Girls in "Lonesome for You" frame, [no date]
  39. Unidentified Group, [no date]
  40. Unidentified Women holding Infants, [no date]
  41. Unidentified Girl holding tree branch, [no date], [postcard]
  42. Unidentified Group in front of porch, [no date], [postcard]
  43. Unidentified Children, [no date]
  44. Unidentified Children, [no date]
  45. Unidentified Two Children, [no date]
  46. Unidentified Man, [no date]
  47. Unidentified Man, [no date]
  48. Unidentified Man, [no date]
  49. Unidentified Women, [no date]
  50. Unidentified Man Holding Child, [no date]
  51. Unidentified Girl and Man Holding Child, [no date]
  52. Unidentified Man, [no date]
  53. Unidentified Three Men in Kent State University caps and gowns, [no date], [two photographs]
  54. Unidentified Woman and Men, Cleft Palate Workshop, [no date]
  55. Unidentified Women, Twin Women's Breakfast, [no date]
  56. Unidentified Miscellaneous Photographs, [no date], [in small storage box]

Series 6: Miscellaneous Materials, 1885-1954

Folder -- Contents

  1. Program: Golden Wedding of J. D. and Mary Haymaker, November 29, 1885
  2. Programs for the Olin Reunion Party, 1888, 1890, [no date], [no date]
  3. Sermon: "The Parliament of Religions" by Carl F. Henry, September 17, 1893
  4. Grade Report of Mary Merrill [Dumm], April 27, 1906; May 25, 1906
  5. Brownsville High School Grade Report of George Dumm, April 31, 1909
  6. Calling Cards for the Wedding of George and Mary Dumm, 1916
  7. Baby's Weight Record of Robert Dumm, February 10, 1918
  8. Spelling Test of Robert Dumm, [no date]
  9. Davey Investment Co. General Property Plan, December 1954
  10. Map of Twin Lakes Park, [no date]
  11. Map of Twin Lakes East Golf Allotment, [no date]
  12. Program: Unidentified, [no date]
  13. Euclid Avenue Opera House Program, [no date]
  14. "Plays and Players of the Leading Theatres in Philadelphia" booklet, [no date]
  15. "The Empire" Advertisement Booklet, [no date]
  16. Merrill-Dumm Genealogical Notes, [no date]
  17. Portraits of O. Cone, E. L. Rexford, [? Buchtel], [? McCollester], [no date]
  18. Miscellaneous Blank Postcards, [no dates]

Box 4

Series 7: Books, Periodicals, Scrapbooks, 1864-1984

Folder -- Contents

  1. "The Franklin Almanac and Diary for the Year 1864," entries February to June 1864, [O. F. Haymaker?]
  2. Scrapbook [Newsclippings] of Mary Haymaker, [no date]
  3. "Manual of Subordinate Granges of the Patrons of Husbandry," 1874 [N. S. Olin]
  4. "Proceedings of the Portage County Horticultural Society," 1879, 1889 [O. F. Haymaker]
  5. "Biographical Sketches and Records of the Ezra Olin Family," by George S. Nye, 1892
  6. "Varia Historia: College for Women, Western Reserve University," 1909 [Mary Merrill [Dumm]]
  7. "The Aull and Martin Genealogy," by W. F. Aull, 1920
  8. "The History of Kent: Historical and Biographical," by Karl H. Grismer, 1932
  9. "The Statesman," 1936 [Robert Dumm]
  10. Scrapbook of Catherine Edwards [Dumm], [no date]
  11. "Portage Heritage," James B. Holm, Editor; Lucille Dudley, Assistant Editor, 1957
  12. "Recollections of an Old Settler," 1964
  13. "A Proposal for a Kent State University College of Medicine," Prepared for the Ohio Board of Regents, 1970-1971
  14. "The Western Reserve Magazine," 1982
  15. "The Rotatreminder," 1984 [Robert Dumm]
  16. "Our Heritage," compiled by Rena Bosworth Sperry, [no date]
 
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