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J. J. Dalglish and Company records

Identifier: Ms-0147-SC

Scope and Contents

The J. J. Dalglish and Company records contains business correspondence and bills, mainly addressed to J. J. Dalglish and Company of Chloride, New Mexico. Also includes bills and receipts sent to George Turner and Ed James of Chloride, N. M, and an order blank from the Barton Salt Company sent to the James Brothers and A. Calhoun of Cuchillo, N.M.


  • 1881-1921

Conditions Governing Access

Open. All materials contained in this collection are open for use by researchers under supervised conditions in the Search Room.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. No rights have been transferred to the Rio Grande Historical Collections of New Mexico State University Library.

Biographical / Historical

James Dalglish, a Canadian, came to Chloride, New Mexico through Minnesota in search of a dry climate. He had suffered from tuberculosis as a young man. Dalglish operated the store until 1897. He leased it to others for several years, and in 1908, he sold it to the U.S. Treasury Mining Company who used it as a commissary for their mining, ranching, and timber harvesting crews. In 1923, the owners closed the store, and boarded up the windows and doors, leaving all the furnishings and merchandise still inside. In 1989, Don and Donna Edmunds bought the store and have spent several years restoring the building and the furnishings, and have opened it as the Pioneer Store Museum.

Don Edmunds Jim Dalglish


11 items (Small Collections)

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Receipts and business correspondence for J.J. Dalglish Company in Chloride, New Mexico from 1881-1921.

Processing Information

Merleen Dibert, May 1980 Revised and updated by Cassie McClure, July 2005
Guide to the J. J. Dalglish and Company records
Merleen Dibert and revised and updated by Cassie McClure
Updated in July 2005
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Repository Details

Part of the New Mexico State University Library Archives and Special Collections Repository

Branson Hall
PO Box 30006
MSC 3475
Las Cruces New Mexico 88003 USA