MARQUETTE LAND COMPANY

ADMINISTRATIVE SUBJECT FILES



In 1918 Marquette University entered into a bond issue agreement with the Northern Michigan Land Company (NMLC), a partnership aimed at building an endowment for the University's Medical School. The NMLC subsequently defaulted on interest payments on the bonds, forcing Marquette to assume financial responsibility. In an attempt to obtain legal control of the lands that she was financially responsible for, the University sued the NMLC for default. While the case was being decided the lands were in the trusteeship of Dr. Henry L. Banzhaf, University business manager. Banzhaf undertook several projects to improve the lands. The Marquette Land Company (MLC) was incorporated in 1930.

These records document both the NMLC and MLC. Additional documentary sources on this are subject available within the Henry L. Banzaf Papers, and also within the records of Marquette's Business and Finance Office. For additional background information, please see Fr. Raphael Hamilton, S.J.'s The Story of Marquette University, pp. 178-184.

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Series Box Folder Title
B-13 1 1 Annual Financial Reports (Northern Michigan Land Co. and Marquette Land Co.), 1924, 1930-1939
B-13 1 1 Annual Meeting Minutes (Marquette Land Co.) 1934-1936
B-13 1 1 Annual Reports and Supplemental Photographs, 1923, 1926-1927
B-13 1 1 Articles of Association, By-Laws, Declaration of Trust, 1930-1950 (Marquette Land Co.)
B-13 1 1 Atkinson, C.R. (Dean of Engineering School) Notes to McCann, 1920-22
B-13 1 - Banzhaf, George, Reports and Correspondence
B-13 1 1
1922
B-13 1 1
1923-1924
B-13 1 1
1925
B-13 1 1 Banzhaf, Dr. Henry L. (University Business Manager), 1921-1925
B-13 1 1 Benton, C.H., correspondence, Oct 1921-July 1923
B-13 1 1 Bonifas, William, (Pres., Marquette Land Co.), 1935-1936

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Series Box Folder Title
B-13 1 2 Clark, W.G., Correspondence, 1922-1923
B-13 1 2 Clippings, Northern Michigan Lands, 1922
B-13 1 2 Cloverland Cattle Company, 1920-1922 (Northern Land Company)
B-13 1 2 Continental and Commercial National Bank of Chicago; Marquette University proceeds from the NMLC Bond Issue
B-13 1 2 Craig, Robert Jr.  (Dept. of  Forestry, University of Michigan), Correspondence with Henry Banzhaf, 1923, 1927
B-13 1 2 Craig-Watson-Stewart, reports/correspondence on Michigan land prospects, 1922-1923
B-13 1 2 Department of Forestry (proposed), Marquette University, Banzhaf & Watson, 1923
B-13 1 2 First National Bank, St. Cloud, MN, Notes and Correspondence, 1919-1922
B-13 1 2 Foreclosure Proceedings against Northern Michigan Land Co., 1922
B-13 1 2 Fox, Rev. Albert C, S.J.  correspondence from and to, 1922-1925
B-13 1 2 Fox farming proposals for Northern Michigan lands, 1925-1926
B-13 1 - Glicksman, Gold and Corrigan, attorneys,
B-13 1 2
1921-1923
B-13 1 2
1923-1925
B-13 1 2 Harmon Tract-Marquette County, Michigan, 1922
B-13 1 2 Herbert, J.J., 1922-1925
B-13 1 2 Investigations of Northern Michigan Land Company, Letters to Fr. Herbert Noonan, S.J.

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Series Box Folder Title
B-13 1 - Kerchensteiner, Otto G.
B-13 1 3
Land Abstracts and Tax Issues, 1921-1924
B-13 1 3
Correspondence, 1923-1925
B-13 1 3 Land Reports, Topography of Northern Michigan lands, 1918
B-13 1 3 Land Settlement Plan, 1923
B-13 1 3 Magee, William M.. S.J.  Correspondence to and from, 1925-1926
B-13 1 - Maps (of Michigan Counties and Northern Michigan lands)
B-13 1 3
Alger County, 1931, 1943
B-13 1 3
Chippewa County, 1943-1950
B-13 1 3
Crystal Falls District, 1906
B-13 1 3
General, 1881, n.d.
B-13 1 3
Luce County, 1947 and n.d.
B-13 1 3
Mackinac County, 1931, 1943, 1947, and n.d.
B-13 1 3
Marquette County, 1931, 1946, 1947
B-13 1 3
Schoolcraft County, 1923-1949
B-13 1 3
Upper Michigan Counties (land not owned by NMLC or Marquette Land Company), 1931
B-13 1 3 McLeod-White Marble Lime Co. permit, 1937; abstract of land title acquired by Marquette University, 1937 (Marquette Land Company lands)
B-13 1 3 MU and Marquette Land Company, correspondence, 1935-1941

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Series Box Folder Title
B-13 1 - Marquette Land Company / Northern Michigan Land Company General Information and History, Correspondence
B-13 1 4
Reports, 1918-1920
B-13 1 4
Reports, photos, blueprints, 1924
B-13 1 4
Proposals, legal documents, 1925-1928
B-13 1 4
1929-1930
B-13 1 4
1931-1934
B-13 1 4
1935-1936
B-13 1 4
reports, 1937-1940
B-13 1 4 McDonald and Company, correspondence re: sale of bonds, 1919-1920
B-13 1 4 McLeod, W. 1929-1938

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Series Box Folder Title
B-13 1 5 Meetings, Correspondence, 1929-1944 (Marquette Land Company)
B-13 1 5 Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1950 (Marquette Land Company)
B-13 1 5 Noonan, Rev. Herbert C., S.J., correspondence, reports, deposition, 1918-1920
B-13 1 - Northern Michigan Land Company
B-13 1 5

Bond Issue and Marquette University, 1919-1923; correspondence, receipts, bonds

B-13 1 5
Correspondence, reports, legal agreements, 1918-1923
B-13 1 5
Ledger Accounts, 1922-1926
B-13 1 5
Original Trust Deeds, 1919
B-13 1 5
Quit Claim Deed, 1922
B-13 1 - Northern Michigan Lands
B-13 1 5
Description of
B-13 1 5
General Information, 1921-1929; Annual Reports, 1926-1927

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B-13 1 6 Oil Rights / Hiawatha Development, 1931 (Marquette Land Company)
B-13 1 6 Passes for Railways, 1922-1923, correspondence
B-13 1 6 Prospectus of Northern Michigan 1918-1919 Bond Issue
B-13 1 - Rix, Carl B. (Marquette University Attorney)
B-13 1 6
1921-1922
B-13 1 6
1923-1925
B-13 1 6 Roth, Filbert, 1921-1923
B-13 1 6 Rudge, Rev. Eugene, S.J., 1921-1923
B-13 1 6 Stewart, H.W., soil reports / correspondence, 1922-1932
B-13 1 6 Stock Certificates, 1930-1950, Marquette Land Company
B-13 1 6 Tax Notices, 1926
B-13 1 6 Van Sant Trust Co, 1920, correspondence re: NMLC mortgages
B-13 1 6 Watson, Russell, (of Banzhaf and Watson, land mangers), 1923-1924