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Edwin N. Williams Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-61

Abstract

The collection is arranged chronologically covering the period from 1890-1911. It contains personal and business correspondence, bills and newspaper clippings. Included in the business correspondence are letters dealing with real estate holdings and financial matters. The collection also includes correspondence from J. W. Guthrie concerning taxes for 1898. Guthrie started a banking business in Corinne and later established a branch in Ogden. In 1878 H. O. Harkness acquired the Guthrie bank, and in 1884 it was granted a national charter and became the Commercial National Bank. The personal correspondence provides interesting information on economic conditions during this period. It includes a discussion of the lack of housing in Salt Lake City, and the migration of families to the Bear River Valley to establish farms. Personal letters also discuss common ailments of the time including rheumatism, dyspepsia and neuralgia, as well as some mentions of medicines taken for these ailments. Also included are discussions of political activities, especially the right of women to vote in Corinne. The collection was obtained by purchase from Benchmark Books, Salt Lake City, in August of 1998.

Dates

  • 1890 - 1911

Extent

1 Boxes

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement

fd 1: 1890-91





fd 2: 1894



fd 3: 1895



fd 4: 1896



fd 5: 1897



fd 6: 1898



fd 7: 1899



fd 8: 1900



fd 9: 1901-02



fd 10: 1903



fd 11: 1904-05



fd 12: 1906



fd 13: 1908



fd 14: 1909



fd 15: 1910



fd 16: 1911



fd 17: undated



fd 18: undated newspaper clippings, one is in German.

Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the WSU Stewart Library Special Collections Repository

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