Hobart D. Myrick Papers, 1901-1970  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Myrick, Hobart D. (Hobart Delaney), 1879-1973
Title
Hobart D. Myrick Papers
Dates
1901-1970
Quantity
2 linear feet
Collection Number
Collection 2111, MtBC, us (collection)
Summary
The Hobart D. Myrick Papers consists of documents pertaining to the operation of Myrick's ranch at Square Butte, Montana, personal correspondence, Myrick family genealogy, and various Geraldine, Montana institutions such as the Methodist Church, Equity Cooperative Association, and Farmers Union Grain Terminal Association. Also included are detailed financial records pertaining to Myrick's creation and presidency of the Square Butte Elevator Company.
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
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Hobart D. Myrick was born in Martelle, Iowa in 1879. He moved to Montana in 1909 with his wife, Mabel, and in 1911 took up residence at his homestead in Square Butte. While living in Square Butte, Myrick established the Square Butte Elevator Company and served as the company's president for 20 years. He served as a financial officer for the Methodist Church in nearby Geraldine, was a part of the Farmers Union Grain Terminal Association, and had some interest in the Equity Cooperative Association. In 1950, Myrick moved to Bozeman, Montana where he would reside until his death in December of 1973.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection is organized into two series, the first dealing with the operation of Myrick's ranch at Square Butte, Montana. In addition to some personal correspondence series one also includes records dealing with Myrick family genealogy, and various Geraldine, Montana institutions such as the Methodist Church, Equity Cooperative Association, and Farmers Union Grain Terminal Association. Series two includes very detailed financial records pertaining to Myrick's creation and presidency of the Square Butte Elevator Company.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series 1:  Ranch and Personal Papers, 1901-1970Return to Top

Series 1 covers the personal and some business interests of H.D. Myrick. Included are ledgers, cards, and inventory books that cover almost every aspect of the ranch's operation. Also found in this series are more limited collections of Myrick's interests including his involvement with a number of other organizations: financial records from the Methodist Church of Geraldine, stock and correspondence regarding the Farmers Union Grain Terminal Association, and ledgers from the Equity Cooperative Association. There is little personal correspondence in this collection, but included are letters to and from James C. Zanto, the man Myrick leased his ranch to when he moved to Bozeman. This series is arranged with ranch papers, personal finance, personal correspondence, and genealogy files preceding those dealing with the Farmer's Union Grain Terminal Association and the Equity Cooperative Association.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
Ranch Activity Ledger
1917-1920
1/2
Ranch Activity Ledger
1920-1925
1/3
Ranch Activity Ledger
1926-1930
1/4
Ranch Activity Ledger
1930-1935
1/5
Ranch Activity Ledger
1936-1941
1/6
Ranch Activity Ledger
1941-1944
2/1
Ranch Activity Ledger
1945-1950
2/2
Ranch Activity Ledger
1950-1959
2/3
Ranch Activity Ledger
1960-1964
2/4
Ranch Activity Ledger
1965-1970
3/1
Annual Statements
1901-1913
3/2
Annual Statements
1914-1929
3/3
Annual Statements
1929-1942
3/4
Inventory Book
1937-1944
3/5
Bond and Miscellaneous Ledger
1941-1965
3/6
H.D. Myrick Land Purchased in Fergus County
1911
3/7
H.D. Myrick Ranch Profits
1956-1964
3/8
H.D. Myrick Lease of Ranch to James C. Zanto
1969
3/9
H.D. Myrick Correspondence: Letter to James C. Zanto, Eberhard Myrick
1969
3/10
H.D. Myrick Correspondence: Letters Received from James C. Zanto
1969
3/11
Myrick, Charles Theodore and Theresa Peet Myrick Family Tree
3/12
Community Methodist Church of Geraldine, Montana Financial Papers
1947-1953
3/13
Farmers Union Grain Terminal Association: Stock and Correspondence
1939-1944
3/14
Farmers Union Grain Terminal Association: Stock and Correspondence
1939-1944
3/15-18
Equity Cooperative Association of Geraldine, Montana: Ledgers
1934-1944
Box
4
Financial Activity Cards
1908-1965
5
Financial Activity Cards
1908-1965

Series 2:  Square Butte Elevator Company Records, 1929-1944Return to Top

Series 2 of the Myrick Papers deals exclusively with the Square Butte Elevator Company, a business Myrick founded and served as president until its incorporation into the Cooperative Elevator of Square Butte. Included are ledgers, audit reports, articles of incorporation and other information on the company and its employees. When the Square Butte Elevator Company was absorbed into the Cooperative Elevator of Square Butte, Myrick maintained both stock and interest in the new company so there are some pieces dealing with the new Cooperative. The contents of this series are arranged primarily in chronological order across two boxes to show the progression of the company up until it was absorbed into the Co-op.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
6/1
Square Butte Elevator Company Audit Reports
1929-1931
6/2
Square Butte Elevator Company Audit Reports
1932-1934
6/3
Square Butte Elevator Company Audit Reports
1935-1936; 1938
6/4
Square Butte Elevator Company Audit Reports
1939-1941
6/5
Square Butte Elevator Company Audit Reports
1942-1944
6/6
Square Butte Elevator Company Minutes of Proceedings
1928-1946
6/7
Square Butte Elevator Company Ledger
1931-1941
6/8
Square Butte Elevator Company Social Security Info
1943-1945
6/9
Square Butte Elevator Company Articles of Incorporation and By-Laws
1928-1930
7/1-2
Square Butte Elevator Company Miscellaneous Financial Records
1938-1946
7/3
Square Butte Elevator Company Proxies and Receipts for Stock Sold
1944
7/4-6
Square Butte Elevator Company Stock Certificates
1944
7/7
Square Butte Elevator Company Reorganization
1944
7/8
Cooperative Elevator of Square Butte Income Tax Papers
1944
7/9
Cooperative Elevator of Square Butte By-Laws, Instruction for Organization, Minutes of Proceedings (1st meeting)
1944

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Agriculture, Cooperative-Montana-Geraldine
  • Businessmen-Montana-Square Butte (Town)
  • Grain elevators-Montana-Square Butte (Town)
  • Grain-Cooperative marketing-Montana-Geraldine
  • Methodist Church-Montana-Geraldine
  • Ranchers-Montana-Square Butte (Town)
  • Ranches-Montana-Square Butte (Town)
  • Personal Names :
  • Myrick, Hobart D. (Hobart Delaney), 1879-1973-Archives
  • Family Names :
  • Merrick family
  • Myrick family
  • Geographical Names :
  • Geraldine (Mont.)-Church history
  • Square Butte (Mont. : Town)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Business records-Montana-Square Butte (Town)
  • Church records and registers-Montana-Geraldine
  • Personal papers-Montana-Square Butte (Town)
  • Other Creators :
    • Corporate Names :
    • Community Methodist Church (Geraldine, Mont.) (creator)
    • Equity Cooperative Association (Geraldine, Mont.) (creator)
    • Farmers Union Grain Terminal Association (Geraldine, Mont.) (creator)
    • Square Butte Elevator Company (Square Butte, Mont.) (creator)