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Thunder Cave Corporation

Identifier: MSS-149


Correspondence and stock certificates concerning the Thunder Cave Corporation,

1931-1934. This corporation was created by Jeremiah Stokes of Salt Lake City and author of a

young peoples’ novel, Thunder Cave, and John S. (Jack) Sears who illustrated it. The primary

purpose for this corporation was to raise money in order to publish the book. Included is a

photocopy of an obituary for Jeremiah Stokes in the Salt Lake Tribune, November 2, 1954.


  • 1931 - 1934


4 Folders

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FD 1 Letter to Jack Sears from Margaret Stewart of Ogden, Utah, concerning Thunder Cave

Corporation, February 3, 1932.

Letter to Jack Sears from Jeremiah Stokes from the Hotel Bigelow in Ogden, Utah.

Concerns business of the Thunder Cave venture. Signed “Jed”, July 13, 1932.

FD 2 Letter to Jeremiah Stokes from C.L. Miller, Ogden, Utah, inquiring about his status as a

stockholder in the Thunder Cave Corporation, September 19, 1934.

Letter to “Jed” Stokes from Fred W. Chambers of Ogden, Utah, concerning possible

investor in the Thunder Cave Corporation. Written in pencil, December 5, 1934.

Brief letter to the Thunder Cave Corporation from Carl K. Wilson of W.H. Wright &

Sons Co. Department Store, Ogden, Utah about enclosed check, December 11, 1934.

FD 3 Letter from Syman Barker to Jeremiah Stokes admonishing him to contact “Mr.

Chambers” in regard to getting Thunder Cave developed into a film. Ogden, Utah,

February 23, 1935.

Letter from Syman Barker to Jeremiah Stokes about payment for books. Handwritten on

reverse of Thunder Cave Corporation letter addressed to the stockholders. Ogden, Utah,

April 15, 1935.

Letter from C.L. Miller to Thunder Cave Corporation about his owed balance of $25.00.

Ogden, Utah, April 5, 193__.

FD 4 Thunder Cave Corporation stock certificate for A.C. Hansen, March 7, 1931.

Thunder Cave Corporation stock certificate for Mrs. Gertrude Weaver, December 30,


Salt Lake Tribune obituary for Jeremiah Stokes, “Utah Author, Attorney Succumbs in

Chicago,” November 2, 1954. Photocopy.

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Repository Details

Part of the WSU Stewart Library Special Collections Repository

3921 Central Campus Drive Dept 2901
Ogden UT 84408