Frank L. Worden Papers, 1903-1925  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Worden, Frank L., 1875-1927
Title
Frank L. Worden Papers
Dates
1903-1925 (inclusive)
Quantity
0.5 linear feet, (1 box)
Collection Number
Mss 382
Summary
Frank L. Worden was a Missoula, Montana, businessman. The collection consists of financial records from two of Frank Worden's businesses: his general merchandise store at Ravalli, Montana, and the Bus State Depot in Missoula, Montana. There are also financial records from a livery stable that operated in Ravalli and Kalispell, Montana.
Repository
University of Montana, Mansfield Library, Archives and Special Collections
Archives and Special Collections
Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library
University of Montana
32 Campus Dr. #9936
59812-9936
Missoula, MT
Telephone: 406-243-2053
Fax: 406-243-4067
library.archives@umontana.edu
Access Restrictions

Researchers must use collection in accordance with the policies of Archives and Special Collections, the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, and The University of Montana--Missoula.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for creating this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historic Publications and Records Commission. Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Frank L. Worden, the fifth child of Francis and Lucretia Worden, was born in Missoula in 1875 and attended Missoula schools. He graduated from the Shattuck Military Academy in Fairbault, Minnesota, and worked for a time in Washington, DC, before returning to Missoula. He started a store at Frenchtown, Montana, which he sold out, then started a general merchandise store at Ravalli, Montana, which he operated for ten years. He farmed in Saunders County until 1924, when ill health sent him back to Missoula. He was the state deputy humane officer under Governor Joseph Dixon until 1925, and operated the Bus State Depot in Missoula in 1925. He died in 1927.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection consists of financial records from two of Frank Worden's businesses: his general merchandise store at Ravalli, Montana, and the Bus State Depot in Missoula, Montana. There are also financial records from a livery stable that operated in Ravalli and Kalispell, Montana. These financial records document customer purchases, mostly individual items by customer name, as well as internal financial operations of the businesses.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Researchers are responsible for using in accordance with 17 U.S.C. and any other applicable statutes. Copyright not transferred to The University of Montana.

Preferred Citation

[Name of document or photograph number], Frank L. Worden Papers, Archives and Special Collections, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, The University of Montana--Missoula.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series I:  Ravalli store, 1906-1918Return to Top

2 volumes and 1 folder

This series consists of financial records from Worden's general merchandise store in Ravalli, Montana. The store sold groceries, dry goods, and boots and shoes. The general journal details transactions with the store's suppliers, and the sales record contains names and purchases of individual customers.

Container(s) Description Dates
Folder
1
Receipt book (blank)
undated
Volume
1
General journal
1906-1918
2
Sales record
Pages 150-151 only
1917-1918

Series II:  Bus State Depot, 1925Return to Top

2 volumes

This series consists of financial records from the Bus State Depot, which Worden operated in Missoula, Montana, in 1925. The first ledger, which also contains materials in Series II, contains lists of magazines purchased for the depot from a broker in Spokane, Washington. The second volume is a check register for the depot from Missoula Trust and Savings Bank, which documents individual purchases.

Container(s) Description Dates
Volume
2
Magazines bought for bus depot
1925
3
Checkbook
1925

Series III:  John Weightman Stable and Stage, 1903-1915Return to Top

3 folders

This series consists of financial materials from the John Weightman Stable and Stage, a livery business in Kalispell and Ravalli, Montana. The business does not appear in city directories after 1917. Connection, if any, with Worden is unknown. The ledgers from the Kalispell stable document the livery orders of area residents, including prominent families like the Conrads.

Container(s) Description Dates
Volume
5
Inventory, cash receipts, ledger and bills payable, Ravalli stable
1908
6
Ledger, Kalispell stable
1903-1906
7
Ledger, Kalispell stable
1915-1915

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Bus terminals--Montana--Missoula
  • General stores--Montana--Ravalli
  • Stables--Montana--Kalispell
  • Stables--Montana--Ravalli
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Business records--Montana--Kalispell
  • Business records--Montana--Missoula
  • Business records--Montana--Ravalli
  • Occupations :
  • Businessmen--Montana--Missoula
  • Businessmen--Montana--Ravalli
  • Other Creators :
    • Corporate Names :
    • Bus State Depot (Missoula, Mont.)
    • John Weightman Stable and Stage