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Upjohn, W. E. (William Erastus), 1853-1932

 Person

William E. Upjohn (1853-1932) was a graduate of the University of Michigan in 1875 and became a physician. He was an inventor and the founder of the Upjohn Pill and Granule Company, Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Audit Report, W.E. Upjohn's Personal Account, 1887-1909

 File — Box: 1-AudtRpts, Folder: 1
Scope and Contents From the Series: The audit reports in this series mainly consist of summary reports of the company or branch's operations for the year as audited by an outside accounting firm. This includes the balance sheet, statement of income and expenses, statement of manufacture expenses, as well as other statements and analyses that are commented on throughout the report to give insight on the company's operations throughout the year. However, a summary of the audit on W. E. Upjohn's personal account in 1909 as ordered...
Dates: Other: 1887-1909

Operations Material

 Sub-Group
Scope and Contents From the Record Group: The records collection includes: minutes of the company from the first 6 years; financial, operational, and production material such as early production ledgers, 1892-1912; speeches, 1938-1969; advertising through the years, such as Saturday Evening Post ads,1941-1944; local and national news clippings; in-house magazines---Upjohn News, 1946-1961, Overflow, 1926-1964, Inter-comment, 1972-1995, Merger news, 1995-1996, Intercom, Kalamazoo Edition, 1963-1993; Upjohn support and establishment of...
Dates: 1887-2001

Production Records

 Sub-Group
Scope and Contents Manufacturing records, special formula books, research entry books, private formula books as well as material pre-dating the Upjohn Company from W. E. and Uriah Upjohn. In this series there is also a full research and formula record from Department 15 from the years 1927-1935. Most material dates from 1900-1947, but there is limited material before 1900 and after 1947.
Dates: 1887-2001

The Martha Gilmore Parfet Collection

 Collection
Identifier: RH-A-3505
Scope and Contents The collection consists of one Holy Bible belonging to William and Carrie Sherwood Gilmore Upjohn and two Cottage Bibles belonging to Maria and Cyrus Sherwood.The Cottage Bible was first printed in London in 1825-27 and was reprinted many times. Rev. William Patton (1798-1879) added extensive notes and edited the American edition, where it was first published in 1833-34. The Bible was primarily designed for home use, and a home Bible study today is still sometimes called a “Cottage...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1909, 1957