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Guide to the Adolph W. Post Family Papers ; Post Family (Adolph W.) Papers

Adolph W. Post Family Papers 1862-1966

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Guide to the Adolph W. Post Family Papers 1862-1966

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: Adolph W. Post Family Papers 1862-1966
Creator: Adolph W. Post Family
Dates: 1862-1966
Quantity: 0.5 c.f.
Abstract:Stock certificates, deeds, mortgages and other personal papers of the Adolph Post family of Rathdrum, Idaho. Included are materials relating to Frederick Post, of Post Falls, Idaho and Adolph's son, John W. Post.
Identification: MG 27
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

Arrangement and Description

The papers in this group fall into several distinct categories. The stock certificates are separated by state, then arranged alphabetically by company. The deeds and mortgages are separated by family member or transaction concerned, then arranged chron ologically. In some folders both parties to the contracts are the same on all items, this is indicated by a slash (/) between the names on the folder heading; where parties are different only the Post name is listed. The remaining papers which form the fi nal series are arranged by family member concerned. There are a few items which do not appear to have any connection with the Post family; of these the deeds and mortgages were put in Series II and the letters patent in series III.

Scope and Content

The papers of the Post family span the years 1862 to 1966, with the bulk of the material from the years 1880 to 1930.

The material includes stock certificates from defunct companies in Idaho, Montana, and Washington, deeds and mortgages, items relating to Frederick Post's Post Falls property, and other personal papers such as confirmation certificates, life insurance policies and cemetery deeds of Adolph and John Post.


Administrative/Biographical History

Frederick W. Post, for whom Post Falls is named, was born in Germany in 1821. In 1850 he came to the United States and settled in Kendall County, Illinois. In 1871 he moved to Idaho. His relationship to Adolph Post is not known.

Adolph W. Post was born in Germany in 1845. On immigrating to the U.S. he settled first in Kansas, then in the 1880's he moved to Rathdrum, Kootenai County, Idaho. His wife was Mary E. Post; they had on son, John W., who was born in Kansas in 1882. He came with his parents to Rathdrum where he became a merchant. Tacie B. Post, his wife, was a legal secretary in Rathdrum. It is she who saved the papers and gave them to the library.


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

Post, Adolph W., 1843-
Post, Frederick W., 1821-
Post, John W., 1882-

Post Family

Post Falls (Idaho) -- History -- Sources
Rathdrum (Idaho) -- History -- Sources

Administrative Information

Source

The papers of the A.W. Post family were given to the University of Idaho Library by Tacie (Mrs. John W.) Post and her daughter Jane (Mrs. E.M.) Andrews in November 1966.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I. Stock Certificates 1895-1966
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1/11/1Correspondence, re: the companies 1966 3 items
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1/2-31/2-3Idaho Companies 1895-1914 17 items
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1/41/4Montana Companies 1939-1946 5 items
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1/51/5Washington Companies 1906-1912 20 items
Series II. Deeds, Mortgages, etc. 1874-1943
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1/6-71/6-7Frederick W. Post 1883-1901 14 items
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1/8-91/8-9Adolph W. and Mary E. Post 1874-1921 21 items
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1/101/10Mary E., John W., Tacie B. Post/Rathdrum State Bank 1918-1927 4 items
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1/111/11Mary E. Post to John W. Post 1926 4 items
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1/121/12J.M. Wood to J.W. Post 1882-1919 17 items
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1/13-141/13-14John W. and Tacie B. Post 1912-1943 26 items
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1/151/15Other deeds and mortgages 1896-1903 4 items
Series III. Other Papers 1862-1937
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1/161/16Frederick W. Post 1882-1891 2 items
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1/17-181/17-18Adolph W. Post 1862-1914 11 items
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1/19-201/19-20Adolph W. and John W. Post 1908-1927 7 items
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1/211/21John W. Post 1910-1937 8 items
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1/221/22Letters patent 1884 5 items

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