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Guide to the Charles W. Clarke Papers ; Clarke (Charles W. ) Papers

Charles W. Clarke Papers 1889-1894

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Guide to the Charles W. Clarke Papers 1889-1894

Sponsor: Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Overview of the Collection

Title: Charles W. Clarke Papers 1889-1894
Creator: Charles W. Clarke
Dates: 1889-1894
Quantity: 1 c.f.
Abstract: Letterpress books, ownership records, deeds relating to Clarke Brothers, an early Post Falls real estate firm.
Identification: MG 36
Language: English
Repository: University of Idaho Library Special Collections and Archives
850 Rayburn St.
P.O. Box 442351
Moscow, ID 83844-2351
(208) 885-7951
http://www.lib.uidaho.edu/special-collections

Scope and Content

The C.W. Clarke papers include letterbooks of the Clarke Brothers real estate firm, one of which also includes other correspondence of C.W. Clarke, a scrapbook of newspaper clippings dealing with land development in the Coeur d'Alene region, and legal documents such as deeds and abstracts of title. Included with these documents are several item related to the Post Falls Water Power Company. There are photographs of early Post Falls and several of the Spokane River and falls. Also included are two souvenir books from the Idaho Exhibit at the Columbian Exhibition of 1893.


Administrative/Biographical History

Charles W. Clarke was born in Forestville, Connecticut, in 1848. He graduated from the Rochester Academy and the Eastman Commercial College of Rochester, New York, and had his business training in New York City. For twelve years he was with the Cincinnati furniture manufacturing firm of Clarke Brothers. In 1884 he came west and purchased a 3100 acre stock ranch between Spokane and Rockford. In 1889 he moved to Post Falls where he and his brother Robert had a real estate business. He owned about half the land in Post Falls, was secretary and treasurer of the Post Falls Water Company, chairman of the board of county commissioners, and president of the school board.


Subjects

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the online catalog. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.

Business, Industry, and Labor
Idaho

Clarke, Charles W., 1848---Archives.

Clarke Brothers (Firm : Post Falls, Idaho)

Real estate business -- Idaho -- Post Falls -- History -- Sources

Administrative Information

Source

The Charles W. Clarke papers were donated to the University of Idaho Library by his daughter Emma E. Clarke of Spokane in June 1952.


Related Material

Additional C.W. Clarke papers are located at the Eastern Washington State Historical Society, Spokane, Washington.


Detailed Description of the Collection

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1-3Clarke Brothers letterpress books 1890-1894 3 items
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4General Commission and Sales Account 1889-1890 1 item
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5Post Falls Townsite ownership record 1891-1892 1 item
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6Scrapbook 1889-1892 1 item
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7Legal documents 1899-1893 37 items
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8Photographs "Views of Post Falls, Idaho" 7 items
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9Columbian Exhibition souvenir booklets 1893 2 items

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Language: Finding aid is in English

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