Charles Benton Power papers, 1870-1971  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Power, Charles Benton, 1868-1953
Title
Charles Benton Power papers
Dates
1870-1971 (inclusive)
Quantity
10 linear feet of shelf space
Collection Number
MC 55a (collection)
Summary
Charles Power (1868-1953) was a Helena, Montana, attorney and businessman, and son of Thomas C. Power. Collection (bulk, 1870s-1950s) includes incoming correspondence (1881-1953), diaries (1929-1949), subject files, and miscellany. There are also subgroups for family members and for several businesses of Power's.
Repository
Montana Historical Society, Research Center Archives
Montana Historical Society Research Center Archives
225 North Roberts
PO Box 201201
Helena MT
59620-1201
Telephone: 406-444-2681
Fax: 406-444-5297
mhslibrary@mt.gov
Access Restrictions

Collection open for research.

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


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Charles Benton Power was born in Dubuque, Iowa, on November 9, 1868, the only child of Thomas C. Power and his wife Mary Flanagan Power. While Charles was still an infant, his father moved the family to Fort Benton, Montana, where he established a steamboat and mercantile empire. The family moved to Helena in 1878.

Charlie, as he was always known, graduated from Georgetown College in Washington, D.C., in 1888. He got a second bachelor's degree from Columbia College in New York in 1891 and a law degree from Columbia Law School in 1893. He practiced law in Helena for two years, before going to work in his father's enterprises, including T.C. Power and Brother, the American National Bank, and the various ranches. Eventually he took over management of these companies, and became president on his father's death in 1923.

In December 1902, Charles Power married Mabel Larson, niece and adopted daughter of Peter and Margaret Larson. The Powers had three children: Margaret Power Drum Carrick (b. 1904), Benton Power (b. 1907), and Jane Power Tobin (b. 1912). Mabel Power died July 4, 1918. In 1943 Charles Benton Power married Pauline McGuire Ely. He died November 15, 1953, six days after his 85th birthday.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Papers consist primarily of personal papers of Charles Benton Power, including incoming correspondence (1881-1953), diaries (1929-1949), minor financial records and legal documents, school notes and records (1880-1893), subject files, miscellany, and clippings.

The Charles Benton Power Estate Subgroup (1953-1960) includes general correspondence of co-administrators Blanche Mares and C.M. Wall, court papers; financial records, and subject files.

There are family subgroups for Power's wife Mabel Larson Power, his son Benton Power, his daughters Jane Power Tobin and Margaret Power Drum Carrick, and for the Flanagan Family.

There are also business subgroups for T.C. Power and Brother, T.C. Power Company, Benton Group of Mines, Benton Hardware Company, Benton Transportation Company, Big Sag Land and Livestock Company, Faith Mining Company, Helena Building and Realty Company, Phoenix Development Company, and Unit Petroleum Company.

This collection inter-mingles closely with the Thomas C. Power Papers (MC 55). The two collections should be used together, as many subgroups appear in both collections. See "Seperated Materials" under the Administrative Information below.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Researchers must use collection in accordance with the policies of the Montana Historical Society. The Society does not necessarily hold copyright to all materials in the collection. In some cases permission for use may require additional authorization from the copyright owners. For more information contact an archivist.

Preferred Citation

Item description and date. Collection Title. Collection Number. Box and Folder numbers. Montana Historical Society Research Center, Archives, Helena, Montana.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection

Charles B. Power Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Incoming Correspondence
Box/Folder
1 / 1
A (correspondents include Dan Allen, American National Bank, Roy E. Ayers)
1902-1946
1 / 2
Benton Baker
1938-1951
1 / 3
Frayne Baker
1944-1951
1 / 4
I.P. Baker (re early Missouri River steamboats)
1925
1 / 5
Morris A. Bealle (re his book on Georgetown University football)
1947
1 / 6
Blaine family (includes Major John, Ella, Louise)
1888-1909
1 / 7
Daniel Brereton (reminiscent letters and writings re his experiences in Montana)
1881-1945
1 / 8
Joseph W. Brown (re Chief Many Tail Feathers)
1926
1 / 9
B (correspondents include A.L. Babcock, Margaret C. Bach, Maggie C. Beattie, Ned Beebe, Belder-Evans Company, Effie Bennett, Bloedel-Donovan Lumber Mills, Mother Bonaventura, Cora Brant, W.J. Butler, Butte Mines Band)
1885-1941
1 / 10
Steve Carpenter
1888-1935
1 / 11
Margaret and Ike, Earl of Carrick (Margaret Power's second husband; includes first Trans-Atlantic air mail service from Ireland; see also Margaret Power, Margaret Drum)
1939, 1947
1 / 12
Columbia University, Class of 1891 alumni (includes two circular letters from Dwight David Eisenhower)
1922-1931
1 / 13
A.B. Cook (re Wellington Rankin's race for governor)
1928
1 / 14
Isabella "Belle" Cory
1891-1893
1 / 15
C (correspondents include John H. Charles, J. Burke Clements, J. A. Collette, Fritz Collins, Congressional Country Club, Joe Conway, Lydia Corwin, W.E. Cullen)
1886-1950
1 / 16
Margaret Power Drum (letters from London; see also Margaret Power, Margaret Carrick)
1936
1 / 17
William D. Dwyer
1949-1951
1 / 18
D-E (correspondents include Victor Day, Wesley A. D'Ewart, I.W. Dixon, Mary L. Doane, Dong Goo Fun, Carl E. Dudley, Lulu Ellis, Lara P. Ellis, Cecelia D. Everett)
1890-1949
1 / 19
Bishop George J. Finnegan
1929-1931
1 / 20
First National Bank and Trust Company
1936-1937
1 / 21
May Flanagan
1928-1946
1 / 22
May Franklin
1892-1898
1 / 23
James H. Fullwood (London, England, re his early years at Fort McLeod and Fort Walsh)
1935-1940
1 / 24
F (correspondents include Catherine Fischer, Thomas C. Fitzpatrick, Mina [?] Thibault Flanagan, Geraldine Forbis, Arthur Ford, Lee M. Ford, Nathaniel Ford, Florence Fortune, Nannie Fortune)
1901-1949
1 / 25
Georgetown College classmates
1888-1889, 1938
1 / 26
Robert Golden (in prison for theft from Rock Creek Ranch)
1944
1 / 27
G (correspondents include Bishop J.M. Gilmore, Gilpatrick Cabin Fund [Pioneer Cabin, Helena], Great Northern Railway Company)
1926-1950
1 / 28
John D. Holliday
1900
1 / 29
Right Reverend Dr. Norbert C. Hoff
1932-1934, 1940
1 / 30-33
Maud Van Buren Holme ("Old Squire")
1891-1895, 1902
1 / 34
Norman B. Holter
1888-1889, 1932
2 / 1
H-J (correspondents include [---] Hancock, Maud B. Harlow, Florence C. Hill, Clara H. Holter, Florence J. Holter, William H. Hunt, Ernest Immel, Ira Ingraham, C.J. Jones)
1885-1950
2 / 2
John Walter Kearny, Jr.; Lucy Kearny (a few addressed to "Jane")
1888-1897
2 / 3
Helen Keller (circular letters for American Foundation for the Blind)
1946-1950
2 / 4
J.A. Kelton (proposing marriage)
1934
2 / 5
Mathilde Kessler
1900-1902
2 / 6
Kinna family (includes C.J., Norma, P.)
1883-1889
2 / 7
Bror Kronstrand (Stockholm, Sweden)
1910, 1949-1950
2 / 8-9
Mabel Larson [see also Mabel Larson Power]
1901-1902
2 / 10
Rae Lewis
1894-1899
2 / 11-13
Amelia Bauces Lieber
1900-1901
2 / 14
L (correspondents include Ulric LaChapelle, Thomas B. Lantry, Bessie O'Brien Lantry, Margaret Larson, Harry Lehr, Lewis and Clark County Clerk and Recorder, Louise Lieber, Joseph P. Lyman)
1893-1944
2 / 15
Gus MacDonell
1891-1892, 1926
2 / 16
Leo Martin (Society of Jesus, includes information on Power house in Dubuque, Iowa)
1943, 1949
2 / 17
T.L. Martin
1916, 1919
2 / 18
Clifford and Agnes McNamara
1943-1944
3 / 1
Lurene Miller Meehan (re history of PN Ranch)
1934-1935
3 / 2
James Milford
1894
3 / 3
Addie and Frances Murphy (daughters of John T. Murphy)
1894-1901
3 / 4
M (correspondents include L.E. Maguire, John W. Mahan, Harry Martin, Effie Bennett Martin, George N. McCabe, R. McCormick, Washington J. McCormick, Mary Livingston McDonald, F. McKinney, William L. McLaughlin, C.H. McLeod, Montana Children's Home and Hospital, Montana Newspaper Association, Montana Power Company, Mount St. Charles College, Mae Mount)
1883-1951
3 / 5
New York World's Fair, Inc.
1938-1939
3 / 6
Grace Nutting [?]
1884-1885, 1950
3 / 7
N (correspondents include Estelle Walsh Nagle, Ray Nagle, Notre Dame University)
1930-1950
3 / 8
Leo Orschel (re P.S. Donovan and Walter Lindsay)
1941-1942
3 / 9
O (correspondents include O'Connor for Senator, M.G. O'Malley)
1932, 1947
3 / 10
Hattie S. Pashley (re architectural work done on T.C. Power residence by Willet and Pashley)
1903, 1935-1936
3 / 11-16
Benton Power (re work at Hughesville mine, Georgetown College, visit to London, travel around the world)
1925-1931
3 / 17-20
Jane Power (re College of Sacred Heart, Dominican College, visit with Margaret in London; see also Jane Power Tobin)
1921-1939
3 / 21
John W. "Jack" Power (re army life)
1942-1944
3 / 22-23
Mabel Larson Power [see also Mabel Larson]
1903-1904
4 / 1-10
Mabel Larson Power
1905-1914
5 / 1-4
Mabel Larson Power
1915-1918
5 / 5
Margaret Power [see also Margaret Power Drum; Margaret Carrick]
1908, 1926, 1930
5 / 6
Mary G. Power (mother)
1907-1918
5 / 7
P-R (correspondents include Harry H. Parsons, Walter T. Parsons, May Bell Patenaude, Lucia Peary, Annie Howard Pendleton, William Power and Company, Wellington D. Rankin, Republican Party, J.G. Rex, J. Ritter, Sallie Roberts, Anita D. Rosencrans, Estelle Royce)
1888-1952
5 / 8
Society of Montana Pioneers, Sons and Daughters of Montana Pioneers (includes memorial on death of T.C. Power)
1923-1950
5 / 9
Elizabeth (Mrs. J.W.) Stewart (aunt), Margaret Stewart
1926, 1935
5 / 10
S (correspondents include Saint Vincent Academy, James U. Sanders, James Willard Schultz, Hugh L. Scott, Christine Shannon, Lydia Corwin Sharpe, Celia Simmons)
1890-1943
5 / 11
Eleanor Blaine Thompson
1895-1902
5 / 12
Tom Tobin, Jane Power Tobin (see also Jane Power)
1943-1948
5 / 13
Father J.G. Tougas
1924-1939
5 / 14
E.B. Trail (re Missouri River steamboat history, includes typed copy of Benton log, 1881)
1940
5 / 15
T (correspondents include Frederic Taylor, Ella H. Thatcher, Caroline Thornton, Butte H. Tipton)
1892-1947
5 / 16
Vaughan-Rhys family (includes Gwen, T.J., Hilma)
1939-1945
5 / 17
E.E. Wenner
1928
5 / 18-21
Winifred Wyard
1890-1892, 1900
5 / 22
W (correspondents include Elizabeth Duer Walker, Elizabeth "Lizzie" Wallace, Robert Bruce Wallace, Walsh for Senator Club, Father Weber, Nellie Darling Webster, Mamie C. Wheeler, Wong Ling)
1889-1950
5 / 23
Samuel B.M. Young (includes obituary)
1924, undated
5 / 24
Unidentified
1890-1951
Outgoing Correspondence
Box/Folder
6 / 1
Miscellaneous (includes several long reminiscent letters)
1875, 1932-1951
Miscellaneous Correspondence
Box/Folder
6 / 2
Daniel Brereton to Agnes McNamara
1941
6 / 3
Open letters from Frank J. Edwards to O.M. Lanstrum re Helena politics
undated
6 / 4
Arthur Ford to Nathaniel Ford (re death of T.C. Power)
1923
6 / 5
Fritz Haynes
1949
Court Papers
Box/Folder
6 / 6
Elizabeth Tuttle vs. [heirs of Peter McLear including Charles B. Power]
1933
Diaries
Box/Folder
6 / 7-9
Diaries (many include weather clippings)
1929-1930, 1933-1938
6 / 10
Diaries [typed excerpts]
1939-1949
Financial Records
Box/Folder
6 / 11
Banks: American National Bank
1900-1914, undated
6 / 12
Banks: statements of condition, B-S [scattered]
1883-1889
6 / 13
Bills: Montana Club
1903
6 / 14
Bills: miscellaneous
1913-1918
6 / 15
Household and personal expenses
1949-1950
6 / 16
Ledger (personal)
1936-1952
6 / 17
Life insurance annuity
1935
6 / 18
Taxes
RESTRICTED
1944-1950
School Notes and Records
Box/Folder
7 / 1
Helena Public Schools report cards
1880-1883
7 / 2-4
Georgetown College class notes and exams
1883-1889
7 / 5
Georgetown College expenses
1884-1888
7 / 6
Georgetown College report cards, miscellany
1883-1888
7 / 7
Columbia College report cards, miscellany
1890-1891
7 / 8-11
Columbia Law School class notes
1892-1893
7 / 12
Columbia Law School moot court cases
1890-1891
7 / 13
Columbia Law School miscellany
1892-1893
Subject File
Box/Folder
8 / 1
Julian Anderson reception at Montana Club
1938
8 / 2
Arcade Building
1937
8 / 3
Spruille Braden
1947
8 / 4
Broadwater Hotel
1931, undated
8 / 5
Chicago Motor Car Company (re Packard automobiles)
1907-1914
8 / 6
Dog pedigrees
1912-1913
8 / 7
Frank J. Edwards (includes letter to Franklin D. Roosevelt, article on Clark-Daly feud)
1941-1942
8 / 8
Elks Club (includes membership list, dues receipts, memorial service program, newsletter, clippings)
1898-1941
8 / 9
Arthur Ford (New York City civil engineer, son of Nathaniel Ford, T.C. Power's coachman)
1950
8 / 10
Fort Benton Centennial celebration
1946
8 / 11
Grand juries in Helena, 1887-1888 (re identities of people in old photographs in newspaper)
1941
8 / 12
Founders Club Headwaters of the Missouri State Monument
1950
8 / 13
Helena water bond election
1929-1930
8 / 14
Henry and Larson Lumber Company
1934
8 / 15
John D. Holliday death (partner in Escallier Sheep Company)
1939
8 / 16
Holter family (includes Norman B. Holter talk at Montana Children's Home and Hospital banquet)
1947
8 / 17
Margaret Larson's death (includes obituaries, sympathy letters, etc.)
August 1924
8 / 18
Missouri River navigability hearing
1946
8 / 19
Montana Historical Society
1928-1929, 1952
8 / 20
Overland telegraph line history by William Simpson (includes early telegram)
undated
8 / 21-24
Benton Power's death (includes clippings, sympathy letters, lists of cards, etc.)
March 1932
8 / 25-26
Charles B. Power residence: 309 North Ewing (includes construction bills for Howard Pew, William A. French and Company bills for furnishings)
1907-1908
Oversize Folder
1
Charles B. Power residence: 642 Dearborn (renovation and grounds blueprints) [Map Case]
1913
Box/Folder
8 / 27-29
Charles B. Power residence: 642 Dearborn (renovation estimates and bills: George H. Carsley, architect, miscellaneous, A-W)
1913
8 / 30-31
Charles B. Power residence: 642 Dearborn (furnishing bills: Marshall Field and Company; Blair Kinkaid, etc.)
1913-1914
8 / 32
Charles B. Power residence: 642 Dearborn (inventory)
1928
9 / 1-2
Charles B. Power residence: Rock Creek Lodge north of Wolf Creek (correspondence with architects R.C. Reamer; Donovan and Rhoads)
1910-1913
9 / 3-4
Charles B. Power residence: Rock Creek Lodge north of Wolf Creek (construction notes and specifications)
1910-1912
Oversize Folder
2
Charles B. Power residence: Rock Creek Lodge north of Wolf Creek (blueprints by R.C. Reamer and by Donovan and Rhoads) [Map Case]
1911
Box/Folder
9 / 5-9
Charles B. Power residence: Rock Creek Lodge north of Wolf Creek (construction and furnishing bills, B-W)
1912-1913
9 / 10
Charles B. Power residence: Rock Creek Lodge north of Wolf Creek (construction payrolls and board bills)
1912
9 / 11
Charles B. Power residence: Rock Creek Lodge north of Wolf Creek (construction checkstubs)
1911-1913
9 / 12
Charles B. Power residence: Rock Creek Lodge north of Wolf Creek (Indian pictographs on ranch)
1926-1927
9 / 13-15
Mabel L. Power's death (sympathy letters, cards, etc.)
July 1918
9 / 16
Margaret Power's marriage to Frank Goss Drum
1928
9 / 17
Red Tomahawk
1928, undated
9 / 18
Rogers Pass controversy (re routing of Great Falls-Missoula highway)
1936-1938
9 / 19
Sesqui-Centennial exhibition (American independence)
1926
9 / 20
Travel: California
1912
9 / 21
Travel: England and France (expenses)
1913
9 / 22-23
Travel: Jamaica
1916, 1920
9 / 24
Vigilante Parade (includes lists of floats, clippings)
1939
9 / 25-26
Wedding to Mabel Larson (includes acceptances of invitations, trip expenses, lists of gifts, etc.)
December 1902
Writings
Box/Folder
9 / 27
"The First Aberdeen-Angus in Montana"
1949
9 / 28
"PN Ranch: historical data in connection therewith"
circa 1950
Miscellany
Box/Folder
10 / 1
Almost-engagement to daughter of Marcus Daly (unidentified note of congratulations)
undated
10 / 2
Birthday greetings
1929-1940, undated
Oversize Folder
3
Certificates (includes Columbia Law School degree, admission to Montana Bar, appointment as honorary colonel in Montana National Guard) [Map Case]
1893, 1940
Box/Folder
10 / 3
Christmas gift lists
1909-1920
10 / 4
Coat of arms, etc.
1923, 1931
10 / 5
Consecration of Cathedral of St. Helena
1924
10 / 6-7
Deaths of friends (cards, etc.)
1924-1951
10 / 8
Dinner and dance programs
1880s- 1890s
10 / 9
Eulogies by Rev. D.B. Price
1931-1932
10 / 10
Robert H. Fletcher outfitting brochures
undated
10 / 11
Installations of Leo T. Martin, George J. Finnigan, Most Reverend Ralph Leo Hayes, Emmett J. Riley
1921-1945
10 / 12-16
Invitations to weddings, dances, at-homes, etc.
1880s- 1940s
10 / 17
Liquor price survey
1936
10 / 18
Lists of capitalists
undated
10 / 19
Montana Club membership list
1919
10 / 20
Montana Liquor Control Board ration cards and residential permits
1944-1945
11 / 1
Dan P. Mumbrue writings (includes "Carlsbad Caverns: A Description," "An Easter Thought," "Friends," "The Old Home Town," "Our Road," "Should I Be Afraid?")
1941-1943
11 / 2
Poems (includes anonymous poem on Jeannette Rankin's vote against World War I, two poems by Scotty Sheriff on strike of sheep shearers, "In Montana: a Land of Contrasts," etc.)
1919-1946, undated
11 / 3
Poems (political, mostly re Franklin D. Roosevelt)
undated
11 / 4
Poems (by Martin Maginnis re Japan, Ireland, missionaries)
1901, undated
11 / 5
"A Railroad Real Estate Deal of Conscience: A Story of Sinister Financial Jobbery an Excellent Field for Investigations," by Secretary of the Interior James Rudolph Garfield
circa 1908
11 / 6
Recipes
undated
11 / 7
St. Helena Cathedral musical programs
1937-1938
11 / 8
General Terry's order to George Armstrong Custer [typescript copy]
1876
11 / 9-10
Wedding announcements from friends and relatives
1884-1949
11 / 11
"Westward Ho to Fort Walsh in 1879" by George Shepherd
undated
11 / 12
Miscellaneous (includes membership cards, tickets, programs, jury summons, etc.)
1889-1950, undated
Clippings
Box/Folder
11 / 13
Banks
1926-1941
11 / 14
"Echoes from the distant past," by M.G. O'Malley [series of historical articles]
1941, 1947
11 / 15
Fort Benton buildings and history
1929-1950
11 / 16
Helena buildings and history
1920s- 1950s
11 / 17-18
History (wide range of topics)
1920s- 1950s
11 / 19
Mining
1920s- 1950s
11 / 20
Missouri River steamboats
1909, 1924
11 / 21
Obituaries: A-Z
1930s- 1950s
11 / 22
People
1930s- 1940s
11 / 23
Politics
1930s- 1940s
11 / 24
Benton Power's auto accident which killed Thomas Nangle
December 1931
11 / 25
Thomas C. Power and T.C. Power and Brother
1918-1927
11 / 26
Scenic, travel etc.
1926-1949
11 / 27
Weather
1920s- 1950s

Charles B. Power Estate (co-administrators Blanche Mares and C.M. Wall) Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
General Correspondence
Box/Folder
12 / 1
A-G (correspondents include Nancy Allinson, Bogy Mercantile Company, Columbia University Alumni Federation, First National Bank and Trust Company, May G. Flanagan, Joseph B. Gary, Guardian Life Insurance Company)
1953-1958
12 / 2
Paul Hollenstein
1955
12 / 3
H-S (correspondents include Home Life Insurance Company, Mining Association of Montana, Walter Oehncke, Mrs. William Schimpf)
1953-1968
12 / 4
E.G. Toomey
1953-1959
12 / 5
T-U (correspondents include Thomas D. Tobin, Tri-City Oil Company, U.S. Internal Revenue Service)
1953-1967
12 / 6
C. Howard Walden
1953-1958
12 / 7
C.M. Wall
1958
Court Papers
Box/Folder
12 / 8
Appointment of Thomas D. Tobin as guardian for Judith, Jane Lynn, and Thomas B. Tobin
1950, 1958-1959
12 / 9
Bequest receipts
1955-1959
12 / 10
Claims filed against Estate
1954
12 / 11
Pauline Ely Power vs Estate (and related cases)
1954-1959
12 / 12-13
Quiet title cases
1953-1960
12 / 14
Petitions for probate of will (includes copy of will)
November 1953
12 / 15
First accounting
1959
12 / 16
Final accounting and decree closing Estate
1960
Financial Records
Box/Folder
12 / 17
Receipts and disbursements
1953-1960
12 / 18
Sums advanced to Pauline Eby Power
1946-1954
13 / 1-2
Tax returns and working papers
RESTRICTED
1953-1960
13 / 3
Trial balances
1953-1960
13 / 4
U.S. Treasury bills
1957-1958
13 / 5
C.M. Wall fees
1957-1960
Legal Documents
Box/Folder
13 / 6
Quit claim deed, mortgage
1956, 1957
Subject Files
Box/Folder
13 / 7
Bismarck, N.D., real estate (includes some C.B. Power letters, 1944-1947)
1944-1959
13 / 8
Cascade Milling and Elevator Company
1943-1954
13 / 9
Insurance
1952-1962
13 / 10
Inventories
1953-1959
13 / 11
Rev. Leo T. Martin claim
1953-1958
13 / 12
Mining: Brownstone Quarry
1957-1958
13 / 13
Mining: Bullion and Pine Tree lodes
1940-1969
13 / 14-15
Mining: Ming's Bar
1889-1971
13 / 16
Mining: O'Connor, Sadie, and Susie lodes
1907-1963
13 / 17-18
Mining: Surprise Mining Claim (includes correspondence, history by Carl J. Trauerman)
1901-1967
14 / 1
Mining: Surprise Mining Claim (includes legal documents; maps in OVERSIZE FOLDER 3)
1901-1931
14 / 2
Mining: Yellowstone Mining Company (Castle Mining District)
1893, 1939-1959
14 / 3
Montana Opera House
1955
14 / 4
Powhold Company
1953-1958
14 / 5
Real estate: Helena (re Getchell and Childs placer claim, lot E)
1916-1957
14 / 6
Real estate: Helena (re Gold Block, Power Block, Diamond Block; includes prospective buyers)
1954-1957
14 / 7
Real estate: Manhattan, Mont.
1954-1972
14 / 8
Rock Creek Ranch Company
1947-1958
14 / 9
Safety deposit box
1954, 1959
14 / 10-16
Toole County land (includes correspondence, escrow agreement, oil and minerals, abstracts of title, taxes, legal documents)
RESTRICTED
1926-1962
14 / 17
T.C. Power Company
1954
14 / 18
T.C. Power and Brother
1956-1959
Miscellany
Box/Folder
14 / 19
Lists of corporate reports filed and expiration of corporate charters (lists all C.B. Power companies)
1927, 1943
14 / 20
Notes by Blanche Mares re management of C.B. Power's affairs
1951-1953
Clippings
Box/Folder
14 / 21
Re death of C.B. Power, Estate, friends, etc.
1953-1958

Mabel Larson Power (Mrs. C.B. Power) Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Incoming Correspondence
Box/Folder
15 / 1
American Poets' Ambulances in Italy (re memorial for poet Alan Seeger)
1917
Financial Records
Box/Folder
15 / 2
Bank statements
1914-1915
Miscellany
Box/Folder
15 / 3
Address book
undated

Benton Power (Charles Benton Power, Jr.) Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
School Notes and Records
Box/Folder
15 / 4
Hawthorne School, Mount St. Charles College high school dept. report cards, etc.
1917-1925
15 / 5
Georgetown University report cards, graduation
1925-1929
Miscellany
Box/Folder
15 / 6
S.S. Belgenland world cruise photograph list
1931
15 / 7
Miscellaneous (includes speech on World War I, Society of Sons and Daughters of Montana Pioneers membership)
1917, 1926

Jane Power Tobin Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Incoming Correspondence
Box/Folder
15 / 8
Branson G. Stevenson (re etching entitled "Springhill, Helena")
undated
School Notes and Records
Box/Folder
15 / 9
St. Helena Parochial School, St. Vincent's Academy, H.H. Hirschfeld piano lessons
1919-1929
15 / 10
Dominican College
1930-1931
15 / 11
College Montmorency, France
1931-1932
Miscellany
Box/Folder
15 / 12
Miscellaneous (includes letter of introduction from her pet dog, Society of Sons and Daughters of Montana Pioneers membership, Thomas Tobin certificate)
1925, 1926, 1952

Margaret Power Drum Carrick Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Incoming Correspondence
Box/Folder
15 / 13
Miscellaneous (correspondents include Mary G. Power, Charles B. Power)
1916-1925
School Notes and Records
Box/Folder
15 / 14
Notebook, report cards
1915, 1921
Miscellany
Box/Folder
15 / 15
Cruise
1924
15 / 16
Wedding to Frank Goss Drum
1924
Clippings
Box/Folder
15 / 17
Society items
1922-1923

Flanagan Family Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Financial Records
Box/Folder
15 / 18
Taxes: Dubuque, Iowa
RESTRICTED
1842-1872
Legal Documents
Box/Folder
15 / 19
Miscellaneous (includes marriage certificate of Mathew Flanagan and Mariam McNamara, Margaret Carmady vs. Mathew Flanagan, estate papers of Mathew Flanagan, agreements)
1836-1866

T.C. Power and Brother Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Financial Records
Box/Folder
16 / 1
Ledger (includes many of the Power companies)
1921-1935
16 / 2-3
Memo books (include many of the Power companies)
1902-1915
16 / 4
Sale of cattle
1919
16 / 5
Miscellaneous (re sale of furs, robes, general merchandise, etc.)
1870s
16 / 6
Miscellaneous (removed from minute book)
1942-1943
Legal Documents
Box/Folder
16 / 7
Contract with Parlin and Orendorff Plow Company
1914
Organization
Box/Folder
16 / 8
Bylaws
1917
16 / 9
Minute book
1917-1940
17 / 1
Minute book
1941-1943
17 / 2
Minutes (draft, different from final)
1942-1943
17 / 3
Stock certificates
1928-1929

T.C. Power and Brother [fictitious company for C.B. Power] Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Financial Records
Box/Folder
17 / 4
Journal
1944-1953
17 / 5
Ledger
1944-1953
17 / 6
Trial balances
1949, 1951

T.C. Power Company Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Financial Records
Box/Folder
18 / 1
Ledger
1914-1931
18 / 2
Montana Oil Company price quotes
1915-1916
Organization
Box/Folder
18 / 3
Minute book
1896-1931
18 / 4
Miscellaneous (removed from minute book)
1896-1931
Subject Files
Box/Folder
18 / 5
Contract with Peter Schuttler Company (to sell their wagons; includes contract, correspondence, financial records)
1916-1917
18 / 6
Contract with U.S. Army Quartermaster's Office (to supply oats for the army in the Philippines; includes contract, correspondence, financial records)
1912-1913
18 / 7
Hay contracts (includes contract, correspondence, financial records)
1916
Miscellany
Box/Folder
18 / 8
Radio spot advertisements re history of Fort Benton
1931

Benton Group of Mines Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
General Correspondence
Box/Folder
19 / 1
Miscellaneous (includes Walter M. Leuthold, Gwen Vaughan-Rhys, American Metal Climax, Inc.)
1959, undated
Financial Records
Box/Folder
19 / 2
Trial balances
1949-1950

Benton Hardware Company Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Interoffice Correspondence
Box/Folder
19 / 3
T.C. Power and Brother to J.B. Rauch (re affairs of Benton Hardware Company)
1924
Legal Documents
Box/Folder
19 / 4
Deed and bill of sale
1917
Organization
Box/Folder
19 / 5
Articles of incorporation, bylaws, etc. (some removed from minute book)
1899-1928
19 / 6-7
Minute books
1899-1936
19 / 8
Stock certificates
1899-1927

Benton Transportation Company Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Miscellany
Box/Folder
19 / 9
List of steamboats compiled by I.P. Baker
1923
19 / 10
Steamboat logs: Benton, 1881; Mandan, 1905
1881, 1905

Big Sag Land and Livestock Company Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Interoffice Correspondence
Box/Folder
19 / 11
Wallace Kingsbury and James Butler to J.W. Chivers
1918-1925
Financial Records
Box/Folder
19 / 12
Journal
1917-1925
19 / 13
Ledger
1917-1925
Organization
Box/Folder
20 / 1
Stockholder journal
1893-1925
20 / 2
Stockholder ledger
1896-1919
Miscellany
Box/Folder
20 / 3
Lists of land, etc.
1912-1932

Faith Mining Company Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
General Correspondence
Box/Folder
21 / 1-2
Miscellaneous (correspondents include Montana School of Mines, Thomas D. Tobin, Blanche Mares, T.J. Vaughan-Rhys, Gwen Vaughan-Rhys McBride, Elon Davis, Montana State Forester, John H. Risken, Montana State Board of Health re pollution of Belt Creek, Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology, H.J. Anderson,
1946-1970
Financial Records
Box/Folder
21 / 3
Assay certificates and ore settlements
1900-1964
21 / 4
Insurance policies on compressor
1962-1966
21 / 5-6
Journals
1930-1953, 1967-1974
21 / 7-8
Ledgers
1930-1953, 1967-1974
21 / 9
Montana Industrial Accident Board/Workmen's Compensation Division insurance
1951-1974
21 / 10
Montana Unemployment Compensation Commission payroll reports
1950-1953
21 / 11
Taxes
RESTRICTED
1953-1977
21 / 12
Trial balances
1934-1974
21 / 13
Miscellaneous (includes financial statements, invoices, etc.)
1930-1974
Legal Documents
Box/Folder
21 / 14
Miscellaneous (includes leases, management contracts, quit claim deeds, etc.)
1967-1977
Organization
Box/Folder
21 / 15
Annual reports of corporation
1965-1974
21 / 16
Liquidation of company
1974
22 / 1
Minute book (includes bylaws)
1925-1958
22 / 2
Minutes [loose, incomplete]
1963-1968
22 / 3
Stockholder lists
1927-1958
Reports
Box/Folder
22 / 4
Report on Faith Mining Company, by Mason W. Rankin (includes related correspondence, and map of workings; claim maps in OVERSIZE FOLDER 3]
1954
Subject Files
Box/Folder
22 / 5
Amex Exploration, Inc.
1973-1980
22 / 6-7
Annual assessment work (includes interoffice correspondence about operation of mine, etc.)
1950-1978
22 / 8
Lease operation by Harry J. Anderson and Peter Antonioli
1967-1973
22 / 9
Lease operation by Gwen Vaughan-Rhys McBride
1963-1968
22 / 10
Lease operation by Roy and Alfred R. Thorson
1963-1964
22 / 11
Pollution of Belt Creek by Block P Mine
1925, undated
22 / 12
Prospective buyers: American Smelting and Refining Company
1958-1960
22 / 13
Prospective buyers: miscellaneous
1958-1961
22 / 14
Unpatented claims: reports to U.S. Forest Service
1959-1961
Miscellany
Box/Folder
22 / 15
List of mining claims
1967
Clippings
Box/Folder
22 / 16
Great Falls Tribune article re Monarch
1960

Helena Building and Realty Company / Power Block Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Court Papers
Box/Folder
23 / 1
Alice E. Feldman vs. Helena Building and Realty Company (injury suit)
1951-1953
23 / 2
Minnie Tannant vs. Helena Building and Realty Company (re death of her daughter Helen June Tannant, 13-year-old elevator operator)
1943-1952
Financial Records
Box/Folder
23 / 3
Audit reports
1954-1961
23 / 4-7
Cash books
1920-1931
23 / 8
Gold block and V Building bonds
1900
23 / 9
Insurance policies
1953-1954
24 / 1
Journal
1927-1928
24 / 2-3
Miscellaneous (includes tax receipts, bond coupons, rent lists, trial balance sheet)
RESTRICTED
1916-1971
Legal Documents
Box/Folder
24 / 4
Mortgage papers
1938, 1955
24 / 5
Sale of properties to Thomas D. Tobin [he operated them as Power Block]
1955-1958
24 / 6
Title examination
1938
Organization
Box/Folder
24 / 7
Dissolution of company
1957
24 / 8
Minutes
1942, 1951-1957
Subject Files
Box/Folder
24 / 9-10
Diamond Block
1923-1966
24 / 11
Insurance (includes fires)
1938-1956
24 / 12
Tenants: Army-Navy Stores
1967-1971
24 / 13
Tenants: Hugo Dobler Adjusters
1933-1972
24 / 14
Tenants: Helena Office Supply
1933-1969
24 / 15
Tenants: Dorothy Osborne
1958-1961
24 / 16
Tenants: John Risken
1956-1970

Phoenix Development Company Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
General Correspondence
Box/Folder
25 / 1
Miscellaneous (correspondents include Blanche Mares, Union Bank and Trust Company, Holter Realty Company, Lester H. Loble, Thomas Topping, Lucile Topping, Polar Refrigeration)
1952-1956
Financial Records
Box/Folder
25 / 2-3
Insurance (re buildings at Main and Lawrence Streets, includes fire of 1950)
1927-1957
25 / 4
Trial balances and audits
1949-1956
Legal Documents
Box/Folder
25 / 5
Miscellaneous (includes mortgage, options, etc.)
1951-1955

Unit Petroleum Company [non-incorporated] Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Organization
Box/Folder
25 / 6-7
Stock certificate books
1920

Transfers to other programs Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Transfers
Box/Folder
25 / 8
List of artifacts transferred to Museum

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Aberdeen-Angus cattle--Montana
  • Quarries and quarrying--Montana
  • Steamboats--Missouri River
  • Personal Names :
  • Power, Charles Benton, 1868-1953 (creator)
  • Power, Thomas C. (Thomas Charles), 1839-1923
  • Geographical Names :
  • Brownstone Quarry (Mont.)
  • Fort Benton (Mont.)--Commerce
  • Fort Walsh (N.W.T.)
  • Helena (Mont.)--Commerce
  • Missouri Headwaters State Park (Mont.)
  • Neihart (Mont.)--Industries
  • PN Ranch (Mont.)
  • Rock Creek Ranch (Wolf Creek, Mont.)
  • Rogers Pass (Mont.)
  • Surprise Mining Claim (Mont.)