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Title: David Eccles Papers
Dates: 1885-1972 (inclusive)
Collection Number: MS 076
Summary: The David Eccles Papers contain diverse documentation recording the life of David Eccles. Among the types of documents are correspondence, miscellaneous business records, account books, day books, biographical and genealogical materials, newspaper clippings and a trial transcript of the Eccles-Geddes trial. The time frame runs from 1861 with a census of Scotland, until approximately 1929 when David Eccles son, Royal began to obtain both written and oral memoirs from friends and colleagues of his father, although there are some newspaper clippings which date to as late as the 1970s. The papers document almost all phases of Eccles' life. For example, correspondence with LDS Church officials depicts his relationship with the Mormon Church. His personal correspondence shows relationships with his wives and Margaret Geddes who sued the Eccles estate upon his death, claiming to be a third polygamous wife. A certificate of Mayor of Ogden is included in the papers illustrating Eccles civic ventures. Business records show the varied industries Eccles was involved in from lumber to hydro-electric power and handwritten day books show his business appointments and travel from 1874 to 1912. Eccles professional career is also noted by the resolutions of respect declared by various companies and organizations upon David Eccles death.
Repository: Stewart Library Special Collections
Address:
Weber State University
2901 University Circle
Ogden UT 84408

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Box 1: Business Correspondence
item 1.: Amalgamated Sugar Co., Thomas Dee, 1903.
item 2.: Amalgamated Sugar Co., Henry Rolapp, 1902.
item 3.: Amalgamated Sugar Co., Henry Rolapp, 1903.
item 4.: Amalgamated Sugar Co., Henry Rolapp, 1911 [stock transfer].
item 5.: Amalgamated Sugar Co., Henry Rolapp, 1911. Court answer. [Memo from Arrington]
item 6.: Amalgamated Sugar Co., unknown correspondent, 1910.
item 7.: American Smelting and Refining Co., S.W. Eccles, 1904.
item 8.: American Sugar Refining Co., Edward L. Burton, 1910.
item 9.: Anderson and Sons Co., Robert Anderson, 1903.
item 10.: Anderson and Sons Co., Robert Anderson, 1911
item 11.: Baker and Biggs Mercantile, Homer C. Hutchinson, 1911.
item 12.: Bear Lake State Bank, William H. Young, 1909.
item 13.: Burton, Edward L., Stock and Bond Broker, 1904
item 14.: C.W. Sheldon and Co., David Eccles, 1911.
item 15.: Crawford, J.H., Attorney at Law, 1887, incomplete.
item 16.: Crawford, J.H., Attorney at Law, n.d.
item 17.: Deseret Central Milling Co., N.M. Hamon, 1903.
item 18.: Deseret National Bank, David Eccles, 1908. News clippings. [Memo from Arrington]
item 19.: Deseret National Bank, Moses Thatcher, 1902.
item 20.: Deseret National Bank, Edmund Vaughan, 1900
item 21.: Deseret National Bank, unknown correspondent, 1902.
item 22.: Deseret National Bank, H.S. Young to Henry Rolapp, 1907.
item 23.: East Oregon White Pine Shippers Association, W. Beindneau, 1905.
item 24.: Eccles and Ingles, John E. Ingles, 1893
item 25.: Eccles Lumber Co., John W. T. Volker, 1903.
item 26.: Eccles, Spencer and Co., H.H. Spencer, 1887.
item 27.: Eccles, Spencer and Co., 1888
item 28.: Eccles, Spencer and Co., incomplete, 1885. [Memo from Royal]
item 29.: Eccles, Spencer and Co., n.d. Incomplete.
item 30.: First National Bank of Ogden, Elmer A. Clark, 1909.
item 31.: First National Bank of Ogden, David Eccles to Robert Anderson, 1906.
item 32.: First National Bank of Ogden, David Eccles, 1907.
item 33.: First National Bank of Ogden, Edmund Vaughan, 1900.
item 34.: First National Bank of Ogden, unknown correspondent, 1901.
item 35.: Government Employees Mutual Relief Association, Correspondence between H.B.Cramer and David Eccles, 1914.
item 36.: Grant Brothers, Co., Heber J. Grant to William H. Rowe, 1889.
item 37.: Hall Bros. and Co., F. Hall, 1887.
item 38.: Hall, Eccles and Co., Thomas F. Hall, 1887.
item 39.: Hall, Eccles and Co., Charles Schiedlauen, 1887
item 40.: Hall, Eccles and Co., H.H. Spencer, 1887.
item 41.: Hall, Eccles and Co., John Stoddard, 1887
item 42.: Heber J. Grant and Co., Heber J. Grant, 1894. [Memo from Royal]
item 43.: Heber J. Grant and Co., Heber J. Grant to Lewis Kelsch, 1901.
item 44.: Heber J. Grant and Co., Heber J. Grant to Henry Rolapp, 1901.
item 45.: Heber J. Grant and Co., Heber J. Grant to Henry Rolapp, 1901
item 46.: Home Fire Insurance Co., Heber J. Grant, 1908. Annual Statement. [Memo from Arrington]
item 47.: Home Fire Insurance Co., Heber J. Grant, 1912.
item 48.: Illinois Steel Co., from David Eccles, 1904. [Memo from Royal]
item 49.: Island City Mercantile and Mill, C.W. Nibley, 1892.
item 50.: John E. Ingles Mercantile, John E. Ingles, 1896.
item 51.: John Stoddard and Sons, Francis Carr to James Waterfall, 1885.
item 52.: John Stoddard and Sons, W.H. Douglas, 1885.
item 53.: Lion Coal Co., E.S.R., 1912.
item 54.: Lost Lake Lumber Co., P.S. Davidson, 1901. Property account.
item 55.: Lost Lake Lumber Co., P.S. Davidson, 1903. Property account.
item 56.: Lowe, George A., Dealer in Farm Machinery and Schuttler Wagons, George A. Lowe, 1889.
item 57.: Lowe, George A., Dealer in Farm Machinery and Schuttler Wagons, George A. Lowe,1890.
Box 2: Business Correspondence
item 1.: Marshall, Hall and Co., Thomas F. Hall, 1886.
item 2.: Miller Floral Co., Robert Miller, 1911. Financial information.
item 3.: Mount Hood Lumber Co., Charles Early, 1903.
item 4.: Mount Hood Lumber Co., Henry Rolapp, 1903.
item 5.: Murphy, F.S., Timber Lands Broker, 1908.
item 6.: Office of David Eccles, J.T. Ballantyne, 1887.
item 7.: Office of David Eccles, J.T. Ballantyne, 1888.
item 8.: Office of David Eccles, J.T. Ballantyne, 1889.
item 9.: Office of David Eccles, David Eccles, 1887.
item 10.: Office of David Eccles, John E. Ingles, c.a. 1880. Incomplete.
item 11.: Office of David Eccles, John E. Ingles, 1887.
item 12.: Office of David Eccles, John E. Ingles, 1888.
item 13.: Office of David Eccles, John E. Ingles, 1889.
item 14.: Office of David Eccles, Letterhead only, 1888.
item 15.: Ogden Sugar Company, H.O. Havemeyer, 1902. Telegram. [Memo from Arrington]
item 16.: Ogden Sugar Co., Henry Rolapp, 1902.
item 17.: Omaha Barbed Wire, Co., M.M. Marshall, 1886.
item 18.: Oregon Lumber Co., G.H. Carver, 1893.
item 19.: Oregon Lumber Co., Frank Davenport, 1892.
item 20.: Oregon Lumber Co., Frank Davenport, 1894.
item 21.: Oregon Lumber Co., Charles Early, 1900.
item 22.: Oregon Lumber Co., Charles Early, 1902.
item 23.: Oregon Lumber Co., David Eccles, 1895.
item 24.: Oregon Lumber Co., David Eccles, to G. M. Bosworth, 1902.
item 25.: Oregon Lumber Co., David Eccles, 1908.
item 26.: Oregon Lumber Co., David C. Eccles, 1910.
item 27.: Oregon Lumber Co., William H. Eccles, 1904.
item 28.: Oregon Lumber Co., Grant Geddes, 1892.
item 29.: Oregon Lumber Co., Grant Geddes, 1893.
item 30.: Oregon Lumber Co., Grant Geddes, 1894.
item 31.: Oregon Lumber Co., W.S. Geddes, 1891.
item 32.: Oregon Lumber Co., J.E. Hyde, 1902.
item 33.: Oregon Lumber Co., J.M. Leishman, 1903.
item 34.: Oregon Lumber Co., C.W. Nibley, 1890.
item 35.: Oregon Lumber Co., C.W. Nibley, 1891.
item 36.: Oregon Lumber Co., C.W. Nibley, 1892.
item 37.: Oregon Lumber Co., C.W. Nibley to Stewart Williams, 1891.
item 38.: Oregon Lumber Co., J.F. Shost, 1899.
item 39.: Oregon Lumber Co., John Stoddard, 1890.
item 40.: Oregon Lumber Co., John Stoddard, 1891.
item 41.: Oregon Lumber Co., John W. T. Volker, 1901.
item 42.: Oregon Lumber Co., John W. T. Volker, 1903.
item 43.: Oregon Lumber Co., John W. T. Volker, 1904.
item 44.: Oregon Lumber Co., Stewart. Williams, 1890.
item 45.: Oregon Lumber Co., Stewart. Williams, 1891.
item 46.: Oregon Lumber Co., John Stoddard, 1892.
item 47.: Oregon Lumber Co., incomplete, ca. 1890s.
item 48.: Oregon Shortline Railroad Co., W.H. Bancroft, 1899.
item 49.: P. Schuttler's Chicago Wagons, George A. Lowe, 1888.
item 50.: Regal Motor Car Co., Walter Hutchinson, 1912.
item 51.: Salt Lake and Los Angeles Railway Co., Col. N.W. Clayton, 1897.
item 52.: Snow and McCamant, Attorneys at Law, Zera Snow, 1911.
item 53.: Snow and McCamant, Attorneys at Law, Zera Snow to C.W. Nibley, 1902. Property holdings.
item 54.: Spencer, Harwood and Co., Spencer S. Harwood, 1904.
item 55.: Spencer, Ramsey and Hall, David Eccles, 1887.
item 56.: Spencer, Ramsey and Hall, H.H. Spencer, 1887.
item 57.: Spencer, Ramsey and Hall, H.H. Spencer, 1889.
item 58.: Spencer, Ramsey and Hall, John Stoddard, 1887. Incomplete.
item 59.: Spencer, Ramsey and Hall, Stewart Williams, 1889.
item 60.: Spencer, Ramsey and Hall, Letterhead only, 1887-1889.
item 61.: State Bank of Utah, Heber J. Grant, 1896.
item 62.: Sumpter Valley Railway Co., Joseph Barton, 1912.
item 63.: Sumpter Valley Railway Co., David Eccles, 1908.
item 64.: Sumpter Valley Railway Co., Grant Geddes, 1908.
item 65.: Sumpter Valley Railway Co., letterhead only, 1893.
item 66.: Taylor, Romney, Armstrong, Co., O.D. Romney, 1902. [Memo from Arrington]
item 67.: Territory of Utah, Arthur Pratt, Weber County Auditor, 1891.
item 68.: Thatcher Brothers Banking Co., V.E. Hatch, 1911.
item 69.: Thatcher Brothers Banking Co., Moses Thatcher, 1904.
item 70.: Thatcher Brothers Banking Co., V.E. Hatch, 1909.
item 71.: Thatcher Milling and Elevator Co., Moses Thatcher, 1902.
item 72.: Union Pacific Railroad Co., Charles E. Smith, 1911. [Memo from Royal]
item 73.: Union Pacific System, C.W. Nibley, 1892.
item 74.: U.S. House of Representatives, John Caine, 1886.
item 75.: U.S. Senate, Frank Cannon to Col. N.W. Clayton, 1897.
item 76.: U.S. Senate, George W. Wickersham, Attorney General, 1911.
item 77.: Utah and California Railway Co., H.M. MCartney to R.C. Lund, 1896.
item 78.: Utah Central Railway Co., letterhead only, 1895.
item 79.: Utah Construction Co., W.H. Wattis, 1909. [Memo from Arrington].
item 80.: Utah Loan and Trust Co., Joseph A. West, 1896.
item 81.: Utah and Pacific Railroad Co., Joseph A. West, 1899.
item 82.: Utah Smelting, Co., C.W. Nibley of the LDS Church, 1909. Also includes receipts and accounts.
item 83.: Vaughan, Edmund, Law Offices, 1900.
item 84.: Vineyard Land and Stock Co., annual profits, Henry Rolapp, 1912.
item 85.: Weber Club, C.W. Nibley, 1904.
Box 3: Miscellaneous Materials
item 1.: D.C. Budge, M.D., regarding medical charges, 1911.
item 2.: Frank Cannon to A.R. Heywood, 1897.
item 3.: Em Cole, 1908.
item 4.: Frank Davenport, 1893.
item 5.: Joseph W. Eardley, 1909.
item 6.: Charles Early, 1893.
item 7.: Charles Early, 1894. [Memo from Arrington]
item 8.: Charles Early, 1902. [Memo from Arrington]
item 9.: Bertha Eccles, 1904.
item 10.: Bertha Eccles, 1905.
item 11.: Bertha Eccles, 1910.
item 12.: Bertha Eccles, 1911.
item 13.: David Eccles to G.M. Bosworth, 1902. [Memo from Arrington]
item 14.: David Eccles to Bertha Eccles, The Portland Hotel, 1898.
item 15.: David Eccles to Bertha Eccles, Oregon Lumber Co., 1907.
item 16.: David Eccles to Heber J. Grant, telegram, 1902.
item 17.: David Eccles to H.O. Havemeyer, 1903.
item 18.: David Eccles to Mr. McCanet, n.d.
item 19.: David Eccles to Zera Snow, 1911.
item 20.: David Eccles to John Watson, 1901.
item 21.: David Eccles to wife and children, Oregon Lumber Co., 1901.
item 22.: David Eccles to unknown correspondent, The Paxton Hotel, 1903.
item 23.: Ellen Stoddard Eccles, 1904. [Memo from Royal]
item 24.: Ellen Stoddard Eccles to children, 1911.
item 25.: Marriner Eccles, Scotland Mission, 1910.
item 26.: Marriner Eccles, Scotland Mission, 1911.
item 27.: Mary Eccles, Eccles-Caldwell, Co., 1909.
item 28.: Royal Eccles, 1905.
item 29.: Royal Eccles, 1910.
item 30.: Royal Eccles, 1911.
item 31.: Samuel H. Eccles, 1892.
item 32.: Samuel H. Eccles, 1893.
item 33.: Samuel H. Eccles, June 8, 1888. [Memo from Arrington]
item 34.: Sarah Eccles, sister, 1908.
item 35.: Stewart Eccles, 1902.
item 36.: William H. Eccles, brother, 1888.
item 37.: William E. Eccles, nephew, 1907.
item 38.: Heber J. Grant, 1896.
item 39.: Heber J. Grant, 1912.
item 40.: Mary B. Hall, 1805 [1905].
item 41.: Thomas F. Hall, 1887.
item 42.: Photocopies of editorials regarding Margaret Stoddard; David Eccles letter toThomas Kearns in response to editorials, 1910.
item 43.: Jesse Knight, 1902.
item 44.: C.W. Nibley, 1889.
item 45.: N.A. Osbourne, 1889.
item 46.: O.H. Ramsey, 1887.
item 47.: Jane S. Richards, 1902
item 48.: Henry Rolapp, n.d. [Telegram]
item 49.: Ellis S. Salisbury, 1912.
item 50.: Charles Schiedlauen, 1887.
item 51.: Elizabeth Stoddard, 1888.
item 52.: John Stoddard, 1886.
item 53.: Joseph A. West, 1899.
item 54.: Joseph A. West to A.W. McCune, 1899.
item 55.: Joseph A. West to David Eccles, 1899.
Box 3: LDS Church Correspondence
item 56.: First Presidency, George Reynolds, 1892.
item 57.: First Presidency, Joseph F. Smith, 1896.
item 58.: First Presidency, Joseph F. Smith, 1901.
item 59.: First Presidency, Joseph F. Smith, 1904.
item 60.: First Presidency, Joseph F. Smith, 1905.
item 61.: First Presidency, Joseph F. Smith, 1907.
item 62.: First Presidency, Joseph F. Smith, 1908.
item 63.: First Presidency, 1904.
item 64.: LDS European Printing, Publishing and Emigration, Anthon Lund, ca. 1890's.
item 65.: LDS European Printing, Publishing and Emigration, John Stoddard, 1886.
item 66.: LDS Church, London Conference, W.C. Monson, 1911.
item 67.: LDS Church, Logan Temple, M.N. Merrill, 1888.
item 68.: Trustee in Trust, M.F. Cowley, 1904.
item 69.: Weber Stake of Zion, 1911. Reunion of the Priesthood.
item 70.: President's Office, George Reynolds, regarding C.E. Thorstensen's mission, 1889.
item 71.: First Presidency, Union Stake of Zion, regarding Grant Geddes' mission, 1907. [Memo from Arrington]
item 72.: First Presidency, regarding LDS Church bonds, 1907-1912. [Memo from Royal]
Box 4: Scrapbook
item 1.: American Sugar Refining Co., court docket, 1911.
item 2.: George Cantrell, receipt, 1890. [Memo from Royal]
item 3.: Eccles Lumber Co., contract, 1894.
item 4.: Eccles Lumber Co., order form, 1889.
item 5.: Eccles Lumber Co., log, ca. 1890.
item 6.: Eccles, Spencer and Co., bill of sale, 1900.
item 7.: Eccles, Spencer and Co., log, 1885. [Memo from Arrington]
item 8.: First National Bank of Ogden, log, ca. 1900.
item 9.: First National Bank of Ogden, notes, n.d.
item 10.: Hall, Eccles and Co., partnership agreement, 1884.
item 11.: High Creek Electric Light and Power Co., stock certificates, 1907.
item 12.: Home Fire of Utah, assets pamphlet, 1901.
item 13.: Home Fire of Utah, assets pamphlet, 1902.
item 14.: Ingles and Ballantyne, log, 1895.
item 15.: John C. Cutler, Jr., Investment Banker, assets pamphlet, 1909.
item 16.: John E. Ingles, order form, 1894.
item 17.: John E. Ingles, order form, 1895.
item 18.: LDS Church, tithing receipts, 1894-1912.
item 19.: Lewiston Sugar Co., stockholders log, 1909.
item 20.: Lewiston Sugar Co., court proceedings, n.d.
item 21.: Lost Lake Lumber Co., contract, 1901.
item 22.: Marshall, Hall and Co., bill of sale, O. H. Ramsey, 1886.
item 23.: Marshall, Hall and Co., log, 1886.
item 24.: Marshall, Hall and Co., court decision, 1891.
item 25.: Mount Hood Lumber Co., Articles of Incorporation, 1903.
item 26.: New York Life Insurance, bond contract, 1918.
item 27.: Ogden City Waterworks, contract, 1900.
item 28.: Ogden Investment Co., minutes, 1896.
item 29.: Ogden Savings Bank, contract, 1908.
item 30.: Ogden Savings Bank, contract, 1909.
item 31.: Ogden Sugar Co., contract, 1902. [Memo from Royal]
item 32.: Oregon Lumber Co., log, ca. 1890.
item 33.: Oregon Lumber Co., accounts, 1894.
item 34.: Oregon Lumber Co., checks, 1900.
item 35.: Oregon Lumber Co., checks, 1901.
item 36.: Oregon Lumber Co., court proceedings, ca.1909.
item 37.: Oregon Short Line Railroad, contract, 1901.
item 38.: Oregon Sugar Co., deed, 1901. [Memo from Arrington]
item 39.: Pleasant Valley Lumber, accounting log, 1890.
item 40.: Promontory-Curlew Land Co., log, 1910.
item 41.: Spencer, Ramsey and Hall, court proceedings, 1886-87.
item 42.: Spencer, Ramsey and Hall, log, n.d.
item 43.: Sumpter Valley Railway, Co., log, 1891.
item 44.: Sumpter Valley Railway, Co., stockholders, 1903.
item 45.: Sumpter Valley Railway, Co., contract, 1907.
item 46.: Sumpter Valley Railway, Co., stock certificates, 1907.
item 47.: Sumpter Valley Railway, Co., cancelled contract, 1907-1908.
item 48.: Sumpter Valley Railway, Co., stock certificates, 1908.
item 49.: Sumpter Valley Railway, Co., stockholders, 1912.
item 50.: Sumpter Valley Railway, Co., log, n.d.
item 51.: Taylor-Armstrong Lumber Co., stock transfer log, 1912.
item 52.: Taylor-Armstrong Lumber Co., miscellaneous accounting notes, n.d.
item 53.: Thatcher Bros. Banking Co., contract, 1904.
item 54.: Thatcher Bros. Banking Co., account log, 1911.
item 55.: Thatcher Bros. Banking Co., account log, 1912.
item 56.: Union Mercantile Co., account log, 1894.
item 57.: Utah and Pacific Railroad, agreement, 1898.
item 58.: Utah and Pacific Railroad, lean, 1901.
item 59.: Utah Smelting Co., contract, 1909.
item 60.: John W. T. Volker, bill of sale, 1902.
item 61.: Western Pacific Railroad, contract, 1910.
item 62.: William H. Eccles and Company, log, 1903.
item 63.: William G. Wilson, real estate contract, 1905.
Box 5: Business Information (miscellaneous)
item 1.: Stocks, various industries, n.d.
item 2.: Stocks and bonds, log, 1883.
item 3.: Bonds, various industries, log, n.d.
item 4.: Log of sugar stocks, owned by David Eccles, 1910.
item 5.: Lumber Industry, check, 1886. [Memo from Arrington]
item 6.: Miscellaneous accounting notes, n.d.
item 7.: Miscellaneous receipts, debits, checks, deposits, 1883-1910.
item 8.: First National Bank of Ogden, pamphlet, 1927.
item 9.: Oregon Lumber Co., history, n.d.
item 10.: Oregon Lumber Co., published history, n.d.
item 11.: "Utah-California Railway", map in The Utahnian, June 27, 1896.
item 12.: Utah-Idaho Sugar Co., 50th Anniversary Commemorative pamphlet, 1941.
item 13.: Utah and Pacific Railway Co., description, 1895.
item 14.: Vineyard Land and Stock Co., n.d. [Memo from Arrington]
Box 5: Account Books; First National Bank of Ogden.
item 15.: Account book, 1883-1888.
item 16.: Account book, 1890-1894.
item 17.: Account book, 1891-1896.
item 18.: Account book, 1894-1897.
item 19.: Account book, 1886-1887.
item 20.: Account book, 1888-1891.
item 21.: Account book, 1898-1900.
item 22.: Account book, 1900-1902.
item 23.: Account book, 1902.
item 24.: Account book, 1902-1904.
item 25.: Account book, 1905-1907.
item 26.: Account book, 1907-1908.
item 27.: Account book, 1907-1910.
item 28.: Account book, 1912.
item 29.: Account book, 1912.
Box 6: Day Books
item 1.: (1874)
item 2.: (1882-1883)
item 3.: (1890)
item 4.: (1892)
item 5.: (1897)
item 6.: (1898)
item 7.: (1899)
item 8.: (1901)
item 9.: (1903)
item 10.: (1903)
item 11.: (1904)
item 12.: (1905)
item 13.: (1906)
item 14.: (1907)
item 15.: (1908)
item 16.: (1909)
item 17.: (1910)
item 18.: (1911)
item 19.: (1912)
Box 7: Biographical Materials-Business (Resolutions of Respect)
item 1.: Amalgamated Sugar, Co., 1913. Correspondence, 1929.
item 2.: Amalgamated Sugar, Co., correspondence, F.S. Bramwell to David C. Eccles, 1912.
item 3.: American Historical Co., 1943-1949.
item 4.: Anderson and Sons Co., correspondence, 1929.
item 5.: Austin Brothers Association, correspondence, 1929.
item 6.: Burlay State Bank, correspondence, 1929.
item 7.: Cache County, Board of County Commissioners, 1912.
item 8.: Craig Mountain Lumber, Co., correspondence, 1945, W.C. Geddes.
item 9.: Deseret National Bank, 1912. Correspondence, 1929.
item 10.: Deseret News, correspondence, 1913.
item 11.: Deseret Savings Bank, 1912. Correspondence, 1929.
item 12.: First National Bank of Ogden, ca. 1912. Correspondence, 1929.
item 13.: First National Bank of Ogden, Utah Construction Co., California Safe Deposit and Trust Co., "Life of David Eccles", n.d.
item 14.: First Savings Bank, ca. 1912. Correspondence, 1929.
item 15.: Home Fire Insurance, Co., 1913. Correspondence, 1929.
item 16.: Hyrum State Bank, 1913.
item 17.: Knight Sugar Co., correspondence, 1929.
item 18.: KSL Radio, correspondence, news article, 1941.
item 19.: City of Logan, 1912.
item 20.: Logan, Mayor and Commission, 1912.
item 21.: National Historical Records, Co., biographical sketch, 1902.
item 22.: Ogden City, resolution of honor, 1912.
item 23.: Ogden Furniture and Carpet Co., correspondence, 1929.
item 24.: Operating and Traffic Dept. of Railroad Officials, 1912.
item 25.: Order of Scottish Cronies, 1912.
item 26.: Oregon Lumber Co., 1912. Correspondence, 1929.
item 27.: Promontory-Curlew Land, Co., ca. 1912. Correspondence, 1929.
item 28.: Salt Lake Clearing House Association, 1912.
item 29.: Salt Lake City Transportation Club, 1912.
item 30.: Sego Milk Products, 1913. Correspondence, 1929.
item 31.: Smithfield City, 1912.
item 32.: State Bank of Richmond, ca. 1912.
item 33.: State of Oregon, ca. 1912.
item 34.: Sumpter Valley Railway, Co., 1912. Correspondence, 1929. [Memo from Arrington]
item 35.: Utah Canning Co., correspondence, 1929.
item 36.: Utah Construction, Co., 1913. Correspondence, 1929.
item 37.: Utah-Idaho Central Railroad Co., correspondence, 1929.
item 38.: Utah-Idaho Sugar, Co., 1913. Correspondence, 1929.
item 39.: Utah-Idaho Sugar, Co., First National Bank of Ogden, Home Fire Insurance, correspondence, 1913.
item 40.: Utah Lumber Co., 1912.
item 41.: Utah and Pacific Railroad, Western Pacific Railroad, "Life of David Eccles", n.d.
item 42.: Utah Rapid Transit, Co., 1913. Correspondence, 1929.
item 43.: Vineyard Land and Stock, Co., 1913.
item 44.: Weber County, 1912.
item 45.: John C. Cutler, President?, 1913.
Box 7: Correspondence-Condolence
item 46.: Telegrams of Condolence, 1912-1913.
item 47.: Letters of Condolence, 1912-1913.
Box 8: Biographical Materials-personal (recollections)
item 1.: Leonard Arrington, correspondence, 1971-1974.
item 2.: Robert Anderson, correspondence, 1929.
item 3.: Sarah Eccles Baird, 1953.
item 4.: Jed Ballantyne, correspondence, 1929.
item 5.: Joseph Barton, correspondence, 1929.
item 6.: G. Becker, correspondence, 1929.
item 7.: A.P. Bigelow, correspondence, 1929.
item 8.: D.C. Budge, 1929.
item 9.: Edward L. Burton, correspondence, 1929.
item 10.: Edward L. Burton to John Pingree, correspondence, 1912.
item 11.: Leslie and Thurman Butler, correspondence, 1929.
item 12.: James Canse, 1929, 1943.
item 13.: Thomas Cunningham, 1929.
item 14.: C.J. Doon, correspondence, 1962.
item 15.: Bertha Eccles, 1929.
item 16.: Ephraim Elliott, correspondence, 1929.
item 17.: Joseph Evans, 1929.
item 18.: W.C. Geddes, correspondence to Royal Eccles, 1946.
item 19.: H.H. Goddard, 1929.
item 20.: Heber J. Grant, 1929.
item 21.: John Holmgren, 1942.
item 22.: Homer C. Hutchinson, 1930.
item 23.: John E. Ingles, 1929.
item 24.: N.A. Lockwood, 1929, 1930.
item 25.: John M. Moyes, 1935.
item 26.: M.D. Naylor, correspondence, 1929.
item 27.: Summer Nelson, 1929.
item 28.: C.W. Nibley, correspondence, 1929.
item 29.: Adam Patterson, correspondence, 1929.
item 30.: John Pingree, correspondence, 1929.
item 31.: William Pollman, correspondence, 1929.
item 32.: R.B. Porter, correspondence, 1929.
item 33.: Joseph Quinney, correspondence, 1929.
item 34.: Henry Rollap, correspondence, 1912, 1929.
item 35.: O.D. Romney, correspondence, 1929.
item 36.: Joseph Scowcroft, correspondence, 1929.
item 37.: Frederick Shaw, correspondence, biographical sketch, 1947.
item 38.: H.H. Spencer, n.d.
item 39.: Fred Taylor, correspondence, 1929.
item 40.: John W. T. Volker, correspondence, 1929.
item 41.: John Watson, 1929.
item 42.: W.H. Wattis, 1929.
Box 9: Biographical Sketches and Genealogical Information
item 1.: Biography, "Western Industrialist", n.d.
item 2.: Chronological biography, n.d.
item 3.: Biographical sketch, Los Angeles Public Library, n.d.
item 4.: Miscellaneous biographical, 1929-1962.
item 5.: William M. Eccles, memory book of obituaries, 1903.
item 6.: William M. Eccles, obituary, 1903.
item 7.: Bertha Eccles, biography, n.d.
item 8.: Bertha Eccles, memoirs of father, Christian Jensen, 1933.
item 9.: Bertha Eccles, funeral services, 1935.
item 10.: Sarah Eccles Baird, biography, ca. 1967.
item 11.: John Eccles, biography, n.d.
item 12.: Scotland census, 1861.
item 13.: Miscellaneous genealogy, 1953.
item 14.: Miscellaneous genealogy, 1962.
item 15.: Miscellaneous genealogy, n.d.
item 16.: “Eccles and the Oregon Lumber Co.,” n.d.
Box 9: Inheritance Materials
item 17.: First National Bank of Ogden, correspondence, H.B. Cramer to Royal Eccles, 1913.
item 18.: Correspondence, H.B. Cramer to Royal Eccles, 1913.
item 19.: Marriner S. Eccles, Blacksmith Fork Light and Power, Co., 1915.
item 20.: Marriner S. Eccles, High Creek Electric Light and Power, Co., n.d.
item 21.: Legal brief, n.d.
item 22.: Cash inheritance log, ca. 1913.
item 23.: Stock inheritance log, 1913.
item 24.: Stock ownership log, 1922.
item 25.: Utah State Treasurer, inheritance tax, 1914. Eccles-Geddes Trial
item 26.: News clipping and correspondence, A.S. Osborn, 1915.
item 27.: Geddes Trial, Correspondence, includes a memo from Royal Eccles 1910, 1945.
item 28.: "The Woes and Weals of Maggie" (and additional poem) by Fred Taylor, 1915.
item 29.: Eccles-Geddes trial correspondence (copies), 1910, 1915.
item 30.: W. C. Geddes Correspondence, 1945.
item 31.: Checkbook, news clipping, note, 1903-1912.
item 32.: Financial contribution log, 1892-1912.
item 33.: News clippings regarding Eccles-Geddes trial, 1906-1914.
Box 10: Eccles-Geddes Trial, July 1915.
item 1.: Notes (found in transcript of trial)
item 2.: Book One.
item 3.: Book Two, page one.
item 4.: Book Two.
item 5.: Book Three.
item 6.: Book Four.
item 7.: Book Five.
Box 11: Miscellaneous Items
item 1.: Sugar industry tribute, 1902.
item 2.: Lumber industry circular, 1885.
item 3.: The Cunard Steamship Co., Saloon passenger list, New York to Liverpool, June 1900.
item 4.: Temple dedication tickets, Salt Lake-1893, Manti-1888.
item 5.: "Frontier and Midland," article, Bertha Eccles, n.d.
item 6.: "He Lied to Lumbermen," poem, C.W. Nibley, n.d.
item 7.: "The Timberman," article, September, 1933.
item 8.: "Utah As It Is," article, 1904.
item 9.: "78 Years of Western Logging,” pictorial history, ca. 1941.
item 10.: Certificate of Mayor, David Eccles, 1887.
item 11.: Tribute to Mayor David Eccles upon retirement, given by N. Tanner, Jr., n.d.
item 12.: Lincoln Farm Association, membership certificate, 1907.
item 13.: Declaration of Intent of Citizenship, 1876
item 14.: Business cards, 1906.
item 15.: Bertha Eccles’s signature, ca. 1910.
item 16.: Bertha Eccles Home, photograph, n.d.
item 17.: Bertha Eccles Art Center, pamphlet, n.d.
item 18.: House plans, Ogden, 1900.
item 19.: Urban planning, Logan, 1912.
item 20.: Memos from Arrington, n.d.
item 21.: Memos from Royal, n.d.
Box 11: Newspaper Clippings
item 22.: Salt Lake City, May 11, 1886.
item 23.: Ogden, Dec. 4, 1887.
item 24.: Salt Lake City, April 1, 1888.
item 25.: Ogden, April 4, 1888.
item 26.: Salt Lake City, March 21, 1893.
item 27.: Salt Lake City, Dec. 30, 1910.
item 28.: Salt Lake Tribune, Dec. 7, 1912, David Eccles, obituary.
item 29.: Herald Republican, Dec. 7, 1912, David Eccles, obituary.
item 30.: Deseret News, Dec. 6, 1912, David Eccles, obituary.
item 31.: Salt Lake, Dec. 7, 1912.
item 32.: Portland, Oregon, Dec. 6, 1912.
item 33.: Salt Lake City, Oct. 6, 1934.
item 34.: Ogden, May 8, 1961.
item 35.: News Clippings, 1885-1962.
item 36.: News Clippings, 1907-1912.
item 37.: News Clippings, 1912, 1943, 1925.
item 38.: News Clippings, 1955-1972.

Biographical Note/Historical Note +/-

David Eccles was born May 12, 1849 at Paisely, Renfrewshire, Scotland, the third child of William Eccles and Sarah Hutchinson Eccles, both converts to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- Day-Saints. He immigrated to the United States and later traveled to the Utah Territory with his family in 1863, through the support of the LDS Church's Immigration Fund. Soon after their arrival to Utah, the family moved to the Ogden Valley. William Eccles, who was blind, was a wood turner and managed to support the family by making wooden utensils. David learned woodcutting at a very young age and began to contribute to the family's income by selling wood or working for neighbors. In 1871 David took his first contract to cut and log in Ogden canyon, but was set back when his oxen were killed in an accident. This forced him to move to Almy, Wyoming where he worked in the coal mine of the Union Pacific Railroad. When he returned to Northern Utah he was able to secure another contract for lumber and save enough money to enter an equal partnership with H.E. Gibson and W.T. Van Noy. They purchased a portable saw mill and David began his industrial career. In 1875, David married Bertha Marie Jensen of Huntsville. David's career flourished and he expanded into Idaho and Oregon, and later his industrial pursuits took him all over the West. In 1885, David married Ellen Stoddard of Wellsville and also began serving as Councilman of Ogden City. He was later elected as Mayor of Ogden. When the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints began to have financial trouble, David successfully sold a one million dollar bond, putting up the first $100,000 himself. Over the years, David became involved in insurance, the railroads, sugar, banking, construction, public utility water systems, coal mining, real estate, cattle and hydro-electric power. He never took a salary from the companies with which he was involved, except a small stipend from Amalgamated Sugar Company due to a court order from 1908 to 1912. When he died, he did not hold stock control of any company and was not interested in majority holdings. David Eccles died on December 5, 1912 while running to catch a train in Salt Lake City.

Content Description +/-

The David Eccles Papers contain diverse documentation recording the life of David Eccles. Among the types of documents are correspondence, miscellaneous business records, account books, day books, biographical and genealogical materials, newspaper clippings and a trial transcript of the Eccles-Geddes trial. The time frame runs from 1861 with a census of Scotland, until approximately 1929 when David Eccles son, Royal began to obtain both written and oral memoirs from friends and colleagues of his father, although there are some newspaper clippings which date to as late as the 1970s. The papers document almost all phases of Eccles' life. For example, correspondence with LDS Church officials depicts his relationship with the Mormon Church. His personal correspondence shows relationships with his wives and Margaret Geddes who sued the Eccles estate upon his death, claiming to be a third polygamous wife. A certificate of Mayor of Ogden is included in the papers illustrating Eccles civic ventures. Business records show the varied industries Eccles was involved in from lumber to hydro-electric power and handwritten day books show his business appointments and travel from 1874 to 1912. Eccles professional career is also noted by the resolutions of respect declared by various companies and organizations upon David Eccles death.

Collection Use +/-

Restrictions on Access:

Open to public research.

Administrative Information +/-

Arrangement:

This collection is arrranged by subject group.

Acquisition Information:

Gift

Processing Note:

This collection was processed by a Special Collections processor.

Creator:

Eccles, David

Language:

Collection materials are in English.

Sponsor:

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

Quantity:

11 boxes

Language of the Finding Aid:

Finding guide is in English in Latin script.

Author of the Finding Aid:

Sarah Langsdon

EAD Creation Date:

2011

Standard:

Finding aid based on DACS (Describing Archives: A Content Standard).

Subjects +/-

Corporate Names:

Utah Construction Company
Eccles Lumber Company

Subject Terms:

Community Life
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

Personal Names:

Eccles, David

Geographical Names:

Ogden, Utah

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