Austin Family Documents, 1860-1920 PDF
- Austin Family
- Austin Family Documents
- 1860-1920 (inclusive)18601920
- 1 box, (.5 linear feet)
- Collection Number
- USU_COLL MSS 139
- A variety of documents from the Austin family of Liberty, Idaho. Included are land patent certificates, water records, brand inspections, and Paris, Idaho co-operative scrip.
- Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library, Special Collections and Archives Division
Special Collections & Archives
Utah State University
- Access Restrictions
No restrictions on use, except: not available through interlibrary loan.
Biographical NoteReturn to Top
The Austin family resided near the Liberty, Idaho area.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
The collection contains an array of items spanning a period from the 1860s into the 1920s. Included are land patent certificates, livestock brand inspections, water records, and Paris, Idaho Co-operative scrip.
The two significant items in the collection are the water documents and the Paris Co-operative scrip. The water related papers pertain to the Liberty Town and Ditch Company. Included here are two affidavits that describe the construction of the first canal in 1886. The other items are two pieces of Paris Co-operative scrip. One is for fifty cents and the other is for five cents and both are dated 1886. Currently these are the only known surviving copies of scrip from the Paris Co-operative.
Use of the CollectionReturn to Top
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances.
Permission to publish material from the Austin Family Documents must be obtained from the Special Collections Manuscript Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.
Initial Citation: Austin Family Documents USU_COLL MSS 139, Box [ ]. Special Collections and Archives. Utah State University Merrill-Cazier Library. Logan, Utah.
Following Citations:USU_COLL MSS 139, USUSCA.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
Family Documents, 1891-1904Return to Top
Documents from the Liberty Town and Ditch Company
Item 1: Affidavits
Concerning the initial construction of the canal.
Item 2: Minutes from the company and the articles of incorporation
Land patent certificates
Four land certificates file on land in the Liberty, Idaho area.
Item1: Filed by Lida Austin
|1989 October 23|
Item2: Filed by William Bradbury
|1900 April 9|
Item3: Filed by Josiah Orr
|1900 July 12|
Item4: Filed by George Hands
|1891 March 6|
Item5: Filed by Richard Orr
|1904 March 1|
Brand Inspection Certificates for T.L. Austin
Utah Oil Refining documents - associated with A.C. Austin in Liberty, Idaho
Paris Co-operative Institution Scrip
One fifty cent certificate for the Paris Co-operative.One five cent certificate for the Paris Co-operative.Both are dated 1886 and are the only known copies in existence.
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Subject Terms :
- Corporate Names :
- Liberty Town and Ditch Company (Liberty, Idaho)
- Paris Co-operative Institution (Paris, Idaho)
- Family Names :
- Austin family.
- Geographical Names :
- Liberty (Idaho)--History.