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Guide to the R.C. Halliday And Company, Dillon, Montana Letters From Idaho ; Halliday And Company Letters

Letters from Idaho

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Guide to the R.C. Halliday And Company, Dillon, Montana Letters From Idaho 1885-1893

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: Letters from Idaho
Creator: R.C. Halliday And Company, Dillon, Montana
Dates: 1885-1893
Quantity: 0.5 cubic feet.
Abstract:Ninety five letters, most from Camas, Idaho, ordering supplies of beer, cider, whisky, cigarettes, cigars, etc.
Identification: MG150
Language: English
Repository: University of Idaho Library Special Collections and Archives
Moscow, ID 83844-2351

Arrangement and Description

The correspondence, which was in no apparent order when received, was placed in chronological order. The ten additional letters are in chronological order in a separate folder.

Scope and Content

This manuscript group contains 85 handwritten letters and orders sent to R.C. Halliday of Dillon, Montana, by the hotel and saloon owners of Camas, Idaho, between the years 1885 and 1893. The bulk of the letters were written in 1890 and 1891; there are no letters in 1892.

Camas, formerly known as Lava, is located in Bingham County, Idaho, 60 miles north of Blackfoot. It was settled in 1879 and its population at the time of these letters was 250. The gazetteers and business directories for the period list only four of the eleven correspondents: Adams, M.H., hotel and confectionery; Paris, W.R., saloon, Monroe, Thomas, Saloon; Miller and Co., saloon. Another correspondent, Florence Adams, was the sister of Mr. Halliday.

Of the ten additional letters, only one is from Camas. Seven are from Salmon, with two from Idaho Falls (one under its earler name of Eagle Rock).

The goods Halliday supplied included beer, cider, whiskey, lemonette, cigars, cigarettes, and occasionally rum, gin, sherry, blackberry, smoking tobacco, and cigarette papers.


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.

City and Town Life
Idaho

R. C. Halliday and Company

Bars (Drinking establishments) -- Idaho -- Camas
Hotels -- Idaho -- Camas
Merchants -- Montana -- Dillon

Camas (Idaho) -- Social life and customs
Dillon (Mont.) -- Commerce

Administrative Information

Source

The 85 items of correspondence from Camas, Idaho, to R.C. Halliday of Dillon, Montana, were purchased from Charles Apfelbaum, New York, by the University of Idaho Library on March 21, 1988. It was processed by Judith Nielsen in June 1988. In July 1994, ten additional letters, a majority of which were from Salmon, Idaho, were purchased from Michael Vinson, Austin Texas. The new purchase was added to the original group and the inventory was revised by Ms. Nielsen in March 1995.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Camas, Idaho
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1/11/1Correspondence and orders 1885 5 items
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1/21/2Correspondence and orders 1886 6 items
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1/31/3Correspondence and orders 1887 3 items
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1/41/4Correspondence and orders 1888 2 items
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1/51/5Correspondence and orders 1889 7 items
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1/61/6Correspondence and orders 1890 38 items
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1/71/7Correspondence and orders 1891 22 items
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1/81/8Correspondence and orders 1893 2 items
Other correspondence
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1/91/9Other correspondence and orders 1885-1893 10 items
An Alphabetical List of Correspondence
Camas
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1Adams, Florence 1887
1Adams, Milo H. 1885
1Baker, J.N. & Co. 1886
1Cook, T.G. 1890, 1891, 1893
1Just, H.J. 1886
1Miller, Fred & Co. 1889, 1890, 1891
1Monroe, Tom 1888
1Parrish, W.R. (supplemental group) 1886, 1887, 1888
1Peuglase, J.W. 1885
1Rivers, Edward A. 1890
1Van Noy, J.M. 1889-1890
Salmon
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1Brown, William J. 1890
1Dore, Timothy 1890
1Mingle, Ed 1893
1Pope & McDonnell 1885, 1886
1Taylor, J.S. 1893
1Young, Samuel H. 1890
Idaho Falls (Eagle Rock)
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1Chamberlain, D.F. 1893
1Smith, T.J. 1886

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Language: Finding aid is in English

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