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MS 420 - Burgess Gun Company Collection

 Collection — Box: MS420.01
Identifier: MS 420

Scope and Contents

Primarily secondary source information on the Burgess Gun Company, this collection also includes some information on the Burgess family.


  • Created: 1893-1899
  • Other: Date acquired: 01/01/2012


Conditions Governing Access

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Biographical or Historical Information

Founded by Andrew Burgess in 1893 to manufacture guns using his patents and designs, the factory was located in Buffalo, New York. His company hired exhibition shooters such as Brad Barlett and family, and Charles Dammon. Burgess added Charles Loomis as partner in 1894. Burgess sold his company to Winchester in 1899.

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Arrangement Note

The Burgess Gun Company Collection (No. 420) is arranged into seven series by physical type, as follows: Outline of Series Arrangement             Advertisements – Box 1, Folder 1             Articles – Box 1, Folder 2             Books – Box 1, Folder 3-5             Pamphlets – Box 1, Folder 6             Periodicals – Box 1, Folder 7-12             Personal – Box 1, Folder 13             Photographs – Box 1, Folder 14-16

Source of Acquisition

Bud Burgess

Method of Acquisition


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Samantha L. Harper
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Repository Details

Part of the McCracken Research Library Repository

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