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Edwin N. Williams Collection 1890 - 1911

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Edwin N. Williams Collection 1890 - 1911

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Collection Overview

Collection Inventory+/-

Biographical Note/Historical Note

Content Description

Collection Use

Administrative Information

Subjects

Collection Overview +/-

Title: Edwin N. Williams Collection 1890 - 1911
Dates: 1890-1911 (inclusive)
Collection Number: MS 061
Summary: 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.
Repository: Stewart Library Special Collections
Address:
Weber State University
2901 University Circle
Ogden UT 84408

Collection Inventory +/-

Box 1: INVENTORY (1890-1911)

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.

Biographical Note/Historical Note +/-

Edwin N. Williams was born in Kane County, Illinois on August 8, 1845, son of John and Caroline Hobby Williams. He joined the Union army in 1862, serving in the 69th Illinois regiment under Colonel Joseph Tucker. Prior to the end of the Civil War, Williams was one of the guards in charge of Confederate prisoners at Fort Douglas in Chicago. After the war, Williams moved to Montana and owned a ranch near present-day Bozeman. Williams also lived in Butte prior to moving to Corinne, Utah, where he operated a freighting outfit for many years. In 1873, Williams married Mary I. Tyler in Elgin, Illinois. They were the parents of six children: John Tyler Williams (1874-? ); Minnie Louise Williams (1878-1949); Lottie Belle Williams (1879-1879); Lottie Belle Williams (1881-1930); Edwin Newton Williams Jr. (1883-1962); Carrie Irene Williams (1886-1886). Mrs. Williams died in 1890. Williams resided in Ogden for more than thirty years prior to his death on April 4, 1932.

Content Description +/-

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.

Collection Use +/-

Restrictions on Access:

Open for public research.

Administrative Information +/-

Arrangement:

This collection is arranged in chronological order.

Acquisition Information:

Donated

Processing Note:

Process date unknown

Creator:

Williams, Edwin N.

Language:

Material in English .

Sponsor:

Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008

Quantity:

1 folder

Language of the Finding Aid:

Finding aid encoded in English .

Author of the Finding Aid:

Sarah Langsdon

EAD Creation Date:

2011

Standard:

Finding aid based on DACS

Subjects +/-

Subject Terms:

Business, Industry, Labor, and Commerce
Economics and Banking

Personal Names:

Williams, Edwin

Geographical Names:

Ogden (Utah)
Corrine (Utah)

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