Charles V. Bacon Collection


CREATOR: Charles V. Bacon and various

EXTENT:    Linear Feet: .5 linear feet, number of containers: 1 box

COLLECTION SUMMARY: Correspondence, legal and financial materials regarding 195 Airmount Road and some materials regarding Bacon’s service in World War I.

RECEIVED FROM: Roger Ruefer, 2014.


PROCESSING ARCHIVIST:  Cathy Moran Hajo and Karen Maguire, June 2019.

Collection Details

Biographical / Historical Note:  Charles V. Bacon (1885-1973) was a chemical engineer who owned The Charles V. Bacon Co. in Jersey City, NJ. Bacon served as a Major in the Army Corps of Engineers during World War I,  and a leader in the American Legion John Frome Post. He married Daisy A. Bisache and had a son, Charles, Jr.  Bacon purchased 195 Airmount Road in 1914 and sold it ca. 1961.

Collection Description: Deeds, mortgages, correspondence and financial records documenting the history of 195 Airmount Road, purchased by Anna F. Clarke from Leo Bugg in 1913, then by Charles and Daisy Bacon in 1914. There are photographs of the exterior and interior of the house, taken in 2014 when the home was owned by Roger Ruefer. There is a folder of World War ephemera, related to Liberty loans and Bacon’s service and a folder of Mahwah ephemera including fire

Arrangement Description: Folders are organized by type and within that by date.

Separated Materials: No separations.

Subject Headings:

Airmount Road

Bacon, Charles V.

Bugg, Leo

Mahwah – Cragmere

World War I

Using the Collection

ACCESS STATEMENT:  Collection is open and available for use.  If used in a publication, the Museum expects to be credited.

RIGHTS STATEMENT: The Mahwah Museum owns the materials, but researchers wishing to publish or reprint materials need to secure permission from the copyright holder.

PREFERRED CITATION:  [ITEM DESCRIPTION], Charles V. Bacon Collection, Mahwah Museum, Mahwah, NJ.

Collection Inventory

Box 1:

  1. Biographical materials – Charles V. Bacon
  2. Correspondence, 1913
  3. Correspondence, 1914
  4. Correspondence, 1915-16
  5. Correspondence, 1918-1919
  6. Correspondence, 1920-27
  7. Correspondence, 1937-78
  8. Correspondence, n. d.
  9. Financial Records, 1912-1935
  10. Legal Records -195 Airmount Road, 1913
  11. Legal Records -195 Airmount Road, 1914
  12. Legal Records -195 Airmount Road, 1916
  13. Legal Records -195 Airmount Road, 1921
  14. Mahwah Ephemera
  15. Maps – Cragmere – 195 Airmount Road
  16. Photographs – 195 Airmount Road, 2014
  17. World War I Ephemera