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.; This collection is arranged in chronological order.; History; INVENTORY; 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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