Hoffman Mercantile Company Records, 1910-1922  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Hoffman Mercantile Company
Title
Hoffman Mercantile Company Records
Dates
1910-1922
Quantity
3 volumes
Collection Number
Collection 2134, MtBC, us (collection)
Summary
The Hoffman Mercantile Company Records consist of three record books. The first is an account ledger, with an alphabetic index and recorded transactions from 1910 to 1911. The second volume is also an account ledger, recording transactions from 1915 to 1917. The third book is a check register with mostly detachable blank checks. The remaining stubs record checks issued from February 5, 1916 to July 10, 1922.
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.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

George Brown Hoffman was born in Michigan sometime in the early 1840s, the fourth child of George Washington Hoffman and Esther Louise Wheeler Hoffman. His younger brother was Charles Wheeler Hoffman, an early day Bozeman, Montana merchant who had come to nearby Fort Ellis in 1871 to operate the sutler store at the post. It is not clear when George followed his brother to Montana but he was already established as a Bozeman resident by the date of his marriage to Susie Lovell on February 13, 1881. By 1900 George Hoffman had started the Hoffman Mercantile Company store along the Trail Creek road in the upper Paradise Valley of Park County. When a post office was authorized at his location in 1900, George also became the postmaster, a position he held until 1904 when it was temporarily discontinued. The village of Hoffman had by 1912 an estimated population of 200 with a school, two saloons, two saw mills, and a coal mine, but it quickly went into decline. The second Hoffman post office was discontinued in 1918 and little remains of the village today. It is not known when the Hoffman Mercantile Company ceased operation.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Hoffman Mercantile Company Records consist of three record books. The first is an account ledger, with an alphabetic index and recorded transactions from 1910 to 1911. The second volume is also an account ledger, recording transactions from 1915 to 1917. The third book is a check register with mostly detachable blank checks. The remaining stubs record checks issued from February 5, 1916 to July 10, 1922.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • General stores -- Montana -- Hoffman (Park County)
  • Corporate Names :
  • Hoffman Mercantile Company -- Archives
  • Geographical Names :
  • Hoffman (Park County, Mont.)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Business records -- Montana
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Hoffman, George Brown