Burden Iron Works

Documenting Change: Industry and Business in Troy and Rensselaer County, NY

Historical Note: The Burden Iron Company was incorporated in 1881 as the successor to the firm of H. Burden & Sons, which had been founded by Henry Burden. Among the iron products that Burden manufactured were bolts, rivets, spikes, and wrought iron bars. Burden Iron was purchased by Republic Steel about 1940.

Records, 1874-1947.

Extent: 21 v.,.5 cu ft.

Scope and Content: This small collection of records include minutes of the executive committee (1910-1936) and trustees (1881-1947) together with account books (1912-1947), payroll records (1882-1936), auditors’ reports (1925-1937), stock listings and transfers (1924-1942), and a forge work book for Steam Mill No. 3 (1874-1875).

Records, 1818-1935

Extent: 155 packages, 25 boxes.

Scope and Content: This extensive collection includes long runs of day books (1824-1896), cash books, (1822-1933), ledgers (1827-1924), cost books (1881-1897), sales books (1869-1925), foreman’s reports (1891-1935), payrolls (1929-1933), scrapbooks, and letterbooks.