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Identifier: A0107

Title: Bemis Family Papers, 1831-1931


The Bemis family was a prominent St. Louis family who were proprietors of the Bemis Bag Company. The company was started in 1858 by Judson M. Bemis (1833-1921) and had factories throughout the United States.

Collection includes several genealogical scrapbooks, among which is Judson A. Bemis' compilation of the Bemis family genealogy, tracing the family to the early 1600s; Stephen A. Bemis' scrapbook (1865-1919), which includes material on Bemis Bag Company; an unbound volume of the related Anderson and Kennedy family genealogy; and an unbound volume of Bemis family memorabilia (1891-1918). The collection also contains correspondence, invitations, clippings, and advertising matter on the Bemis Bag Company.

1 box; 2 volumes

Cite as: Bemis Family Papers, Missouri History Museum Archives, St. Louis.

Rights: UND


Dates: 1831-1931

Type(s): Documentary Artifacts

Maker/Creator: Bemis, Stephen A.

Subjects: Genealogy


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