The Palmer Brothers Collection consists of Legal Records, Genealogical Records, Business Records and Photographs.
Legal Records make up the bulk of the collection and include many Deeds/Contracts of Frank T. Palmer dating from 1848-1954. Of note is a deed to Conde Nast Publication for a triangular plot of land on Wendle Place that was leased at $1 a year for 10 years, to be used for ornamental purposes only. In addition, the original patent for Frank Palmer’s Portable Wood-Sawing Machine from 1903 is included.
Genealogical Records include only one file with a letter from Elizabeth Thomas Wallis Schutt detailing family history, and also has a separate, incomplete family tree.
The Business Records series has product catalogs, both original and reproductions, from 1892-1940, a price list as recent as 1961, and two magazine articles from the late 1970’s and early 1990’s detailing the history of the organization and factory.
Many original photographs, spanning from 1908-1950, show the products, machinery, factory (inside and out), laborers, products, and others.