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Letters to Wells Brothers (Coffeyville, Kan.) regarding the purchase and shipment of butter and eggs

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 889 SC

Scope and Content

Letters concern orders and shipment by railroad of butter, eggs, and to a lesser extent, chickens and turkeys to general store merchants, grocers, hotel owners, and a few individuals primarily in New Mexico, Arizona, Texas, and Indian Territory. A few letters are from businesses in Louisiana, Arkansas, Colorado, Nebraska, Kansas, Montana, and Washington.

Customers and correspondents include the following:

New Mexico: Palace Hotel (Cerrillos), Bee Hive Restaurant (Las Vegas), as well as businesses in Eddy, Lordsburg, Deming, and Hillsboro.

Arizona: Tucson Grocer Co. (Tucson), La Iberia (Nogales), Jos. Pascholy (Nogales), Bashford Burmister Company (Prescott), Sherman House (Prescott). Indian Territory: 2 businesses in Talala and Lehigh Indian Territory

Indian Territory: 2 businesses in Talala and Lehigh Indian Territory

Texas: National Bank of Denison, The Favorite Saloon (Bracketville), Hotel Maverick (Eagle Pass), Texas and Pacific Railway Co., and businesses in Beaumont, El Paso, and Houston.

The letters provide insight into the demand for quality butter and eggs, the array of businesses that ordered these goods shipped from Kansas, and the demographics of proprietors. Some of the stationary letterheads may also be of interest to researchers.

Dates

  • 1895-1896

Language of Materials

English

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Copy Restrictions

Limited duplication of CSWR material is allowed for research purposes. User is responsible for compliance with all copyright, privacy, and libel laws. Permission is required for publications or distribution.

Extent

1 Folder

Abstract

Collection consists of incoming letters to Wells Brothers, wholesale purveyors of butter and eggs, in Coffeyville Kansas from a variety of businesses in New Mexico, Arizona, Indian Territory, and Texas. A few letters are from businesses in Louisiana, Arkansas, Colorado, Nebraska, Kansas, Montana, and Washington. Letters relate to orders for goods.
Title
Finding Aid of the Letters to Wells Brothers (Coffeyville, Kan.) regarding the purchase and shipment of butter and eggs, 1895-1896
Status
Edited Full Draft
Author
B. Silbergleit
Date
© 2012
Language of description
English
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Finding aid is in English

Revision Statements

  • Monday, 20210524: Attribute normal is missing or blank.

Repository Details

Part of the UNM Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections Repository

Contact:
University of New Mexico Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections
University Libraries, MSC05 3020
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque NM 87131
505-277-6451