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Edwin N. Williams Collection

Identifier: MS-061


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.


  • Creation: 1890 - 1911


1 Boxes

Language of Materials



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.

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Repository Details

Part of the WSU Stewart Library Special Collections Repository

3921 Central Campus Drive Dept 2901
Ogden UT 84408