Twin Bridges Post Office Records, 1891-1907  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Twin Bridges Post Office (Twin Bridges, Mont.)
Title
Twin Bridges Post Office Records
Dates
1891-1907
Quantity
3 volumes
Collection Number
Collection 2518, MtBC, us (collection)
Summary
The Twin Bridges Post Office records consist of three volumes: one cash book and two registers of money orders issued.
Repository
Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Montana State University-Bozeman Library
Merrill G Burlingame Special Collections
P.O. Box 173320
Bozeman, MT
59717-3320
Telephone: 406-994-4242
Fax: 406-994-2851
spcoll@www.lib.montana.edu
Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Additional Reference Guides

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Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The town of Twin Bridges, Montana was established in Madison County around 1865 by the Lott family. The settlement was first known as "The Bridges," named for the bridges built across the Beaverhead and Big Hole rivers. The Lotts constructed and improved roads, in addition to donating land for settlement and public buildings. The town got its first post office in 1869. In 1884 the mail service was reorganized and Twin Bridges became a distribution point, served by three daily stagecoaches from Virginia City, Dillion and Whitehall. By 1889 stagecoach service was discontinued with the construction of the Northern Pacific Railroad. In 1887 Gilbert B. Wheat was appointed postmaster, followed by Gardiner A. Pease in 1896 and Lynn Comfort in 1901.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Twin Bridges Post Office records consist of three volumes: one cash book with entries from July 8, 1891 to June 30, 1894; one register of money orders issued, July 14, 1891 to August 27, 1896; one register of money orders issued, September 1891 to November 30, 1907.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Description Dates
Postmasters cash book 1891 July 8 - 1894 June 30
Postmasters register of money orders issued 1891 July 14 - 1891 August 27
Postmasters register of money orders issued 1891 September - 1907 November 30

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Postal service-Montana-Twin Bridges