Edwin S. Cramp papers

Creator: Cramp, Edwin S.
Abstract: Edwin S. Cramp was the President of the Standard Arms Company which operated out of Wilmington, Delaware. The company was involved in producing and selling the Smith-Condit military rifle to various governments, including those of Great Britain and China. This collection consists of correspondence (1905-1910) to and from Edwin S. Cramp during and after his term as President of the Standard Arms Company. Five individuals figure prominently in this collection: E. S. Cramp, Irenee DuPont (Vice-President of Standard Arms from 1908), Charles M. Dally (private dealer of armaments), H. C. Wilson (Captain and later Major in the U. S. military and associated with the Sub-Target Gun Company), and B. Atwood Robinson (President of the Sub-Target Gun Company). Also included in the collection are financial reports of Sir W. G. Armstrong, Whitworth & Co. and Vickers, Sons & Maxim, Ltd. and contemporary newspaper clippings concerning Russia, China, Great Britain, and France.
Date(s): 1899-1910
Call Number: MSS 0202