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Anthon James Nielsen papers, 1895-1915

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Nielsen, Anthon James, 1866-1955
Title
Anthon James Nielsen papers
Dates
1895-1915 (inclusive)
Quantity
14 boxes, (5 linear ft. )
Collection Number
USU_COLL MSS 44
Summary
Mainly correspondence, business receipts, and bank statements dealing with Nielsen's various business enterprises during 1895-1915. Companies represented here include A.J. Knollin and Co. of Missouri; partnerships with E.J. Kearnes and B.R. Meek in sheep, land and livestock operations in Utah and Idaho; the Blue Creek Land and Livestock Company of Utah; the Riverdale Ranch near Preston, Idaho; and the Pacific Reclamation Company of Metropolis, Nevada.
Repository
Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library, Special Collections and Archives Division
Special Collections and Archives
Merrill-Cazier Library
Utah State University
Logan, UT
84322-3000
Telephone: 435-797-2663
Fax: 435-797-2880
scweb@usu.edu
Access Restrictions
Restrictions

Open to public research.

Languages
English.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Livestock dealer, land developer, and rancher in northern Utah and southern Idaho.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Papers of Anthon James Nielsen consists of 4.6 linear feet of material concerning Nielsen's various business enterprises during the period 1895 - 1915. Originally from Draper, Utah, Anthon (Tone) Nielsen worked as a sheep dealer for the A. Knollin Company of Kansas City, Missouri in his youth. Later he formed business associations with E.J. Kearnes and B.R. Meek in sheep, land and livestock operations in Utah and Idaho. During his time, Nielsen was involved with the Blue Creek Land and Livestock Company of Utah, the Riverdale Ranch near Preston, Idaho, and the Pacific Reclamation Company of Metropolis, Nevada. Correspondence, business receipts and bank statements pertaining to these endeavors comprise the main body of the collection.

The papers were donated to Utah State University in June of 1977 by Mr. Nielsen's daughter, Mrs. Carl(Jennie) Nielsen Ernstrom of Logan, Utah. Mrs. Ernstrom also authored a brief biography of her father and mother, Elizabeth Steele Nielsen.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Copyright

It is the responsibility of the user to obtain permission to publish from the owner of the copyright (the institution, the creator of the record, the author or his/her transferees, heirs, legates, or literary executors). The user agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Utah State University Libraries, its officers, employees, and agents from and against all claims made by any person asserting that he or she is an owner of copyright.

Permission to publish material from the Anthon James Nielsen papers must be obtained from the Special Collections Manuscript Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.

Preferred Citation

Anthon James Nielsen papers, 1895-1915. (COLL MSS 44). Utah State University. Special Collections and Archives Department.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

CorrespondenceReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 l
Incoming Correspondence, A thru B.
1 2
Incoming Correspondence regarding "Bishop's Court Case," Draper, Utah 1895 - 1896, Anthon Nielsen vs Thomas Parker
1 3
Incoming Correspondence, C thru D
1 4
Incoming Correspondence, E thru F
1 5
Incoming Correspondence, G thru H
1 6
Incoming Correspondence, I thru J
1 7
Incoming Correspondence, K thru L
1 8
Incoming Corespondence, A. J. Knollin & Co.,
1 9
Incoming Correspondence, A. J. Knollin & Co.,
2 1
Incoming Correspondence, M thru N
2 2
Incoming Correspondence, O thru R
2 3
Incoming Correspondence, S
2 4
Incoming Correspondence, T thru Z
2 5
Outgoing Correspondence, Miscellaneous Correspondence,
2 6
Christmas Cards,
1926-1927

Idaho Business RecieptsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box Folder
3 1
Bancroft & Buhl Idaho Businesses receipts.
3 2
Henry, McCammon, Malad, Mink Creek, Montpelier, Oakley, Oneida & Oxford Idaho Business Receipts.
3 3
Preston Business Receipts
3 4
Samaria, Soda Springs, Swan Lake, Thatcher, and Treasureton Business Receipts
3 5
New York Life Insurance Co.
3 6
Rocky Moutain Bell Telephone Co.
3 7
Salt Lake City Buslnesses Reciepts,
3 8
Business Receipts, Bear River City: Co-op, A. Nelson & Co., Bear River Dry Creek, Reservoir & Irrigation Company. Draper: Draper Mercantile & Manufacturing Company, Draper Excelsior Stock Farm. Farmington: Farmington Commercial & Manufacturing Company, South Jordan Milling Co. Gale: John C. Devine. Ibahpah: W. H. Thornton, General Merc. Plymouth: A. Goodliffe, General Merc. Snowville: Newey & Nelson, General Merc.
3 9
Freight Bills and Bills of Lading, Denver & Rio Grande Railroad, Oregon Short Line Railroad, Rio Grande Western Railroad, Southern Pacific, Union Pacific
3 10
Miscellaneous Bills & Receipts.

State Bank Of Utah Correspondence And StatementsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
4 1
Correspondence to A. J. Nielson
4 2
Statement of Account
7-1-1897 to 12-1-1906
4 3
Charge Notices
7-17-1895 to 2-18-1904
4 4
Credit Statements
7-29-1895 to 12-17-1902
4 5
Deposit Slips
1-21-1895 to 1-29-1903
4 6
Cancelled Vouchers
5-1892 to 1-1898
4 7
Statements of Overdraft
5-1893 to 12-1906
4 8
Examples of Bank Forms
5 1
Cancelled Checks
1892
5 2
Cancelled Checks
1893
5 3
Cancelled Checks
1894
5 4
Cancelled Checks
1895
5 5
Cancelled Checks
1896
5 6
Cancelled Checks
1897
5 7
Cancelled Checks
1898
5 8
Cancelled Checks
1899
6 1
Cancelled Checks
1900
6 2
Cancelled Checks
1901
6 3
Cancelled Checks
190? & 1903
6 4
Cancelled Checks
1904 & 1905
6 5
Cancelled Checks
1906 & 1908

Miscellaneous Bank StatementsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box Folder
7 1
Buhl, Idaho, Citizens State Banks
7 2
Preston, Idaho First National Bank
7 3
Ogden, Utah, First National Bank
7 4
Provo, Utah, First National Bank
7 5
Salt Lake City, Utah American National Bank Deseret National Bank Farmers & Stockgrowers Bank
7 6
Salt Lake City, Utah Wells Fargo & Company Zion's Savings Bank & Trust Co. Tremonton, Utah State Bank of Tremonton

Check Books, Memorandum Books, And Note BooksReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box
8
Check Books, Memorandum Books, And Note Books

Agreements, Certificates Of Registry, Etc.Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
8 1
Agreements Bills of sale for sheep, agreements for right of way,grazing permits and property transfer agreements.
8 2
CertificatesCertificates of registry and Sheep Commissioner certificates of health
8 3
Tax Notices box Elder County, Id Oneida County, Id Salt Lake Co., Ut Tooele Co., Ut
8 4
Land Patents & Mortgage Application and examination for Desert Land homestead claim
8 5
Statements of the Blackfoot Sheep & Ranch Accts.
1900-1902
8 6
Statements of the Blackfoot Sheep & Ranch Accts.
1909

Nevada Correspondence And Related PapersReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box Folder
9 1
Correspondence A thru C
9 2
Correspondence D thru H
9 3
Correspondence I thru L
9 4
Correspondence M thru R
9 5
Correspondence S thru Z
9 6
Miscellaneous Correspondence
9 7
Miscellaneous papers relating to Pacific Reclamation company: time, checks, lists, estimates, one map, etc.

Nevada Bank Statements & Business Receipts, , 1910-1912Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
10 1
Bank Statements
10 2
Freight Receipts
10 3
Business Receipts A thru J
10 4
Business Receipts K thru M
10 5
Business Receipts N thru P
10 6
Business Receipts R thru Sh
10 7
Business Receipts Si-St
10 8
Business Receipts
10 9
Business Receipts
10 10
Business Receipts V thru W
10 11
Miscellaneous Business Receipts

PublicationsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box
12
Publications The National Sheepherders Bulletin. Bailey's Indo-System: a key to Health, Success & Happiness. Abstract of Record for 1908 Utah Supreme Court Case: Blue Creek Land & Livestock Co., VS Annie Anderson et al. Illustrated Brochure: Kansas City Stock Yards & Packing House Interests. Livestock Report. Metropolis Chronicle. The American Sheep-Breeder & Wool-Growers.

MiscellaneousReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box
13
Miscellaneous

Envelopes Book and Account BooksReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
14
Envelopes
14
Book #1: Account Book
(Mostly Empty)
1918
14
Book #2: Account Book
(Mostly Empty)
1920-1921