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Farmers Cooperative Irrigation Company papers, 1902-1932

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Farmers Cooperative Irrigation Company (Idaho)
Title
Farmers Cooperative Irrigation Company papers
Dates
1902-1932 (inclusive)
1903, 1932 (bulk)
Quantity
1 box, (.5 linear foot )
Collection Number
USU_COLL MSS 110
Summary
Collection contains correspondence, notes, and documents pertaining to the formation of the Farmers Cooperative Irrigation Company in Idaho and two of its bond issuances, the first in 1903 and the second in 1923. Includes information on the development and growth of the Payette River irrigation project and early settlement of the Payette Valley as well as agricultural development of the Intermountain West.
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
Open to public research.
Languages
English.

Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Farmers Cooperative Irrigation Company came into being in 1900 when they purchased the Payette Valley Irrigation and Water Company. This new company was an Idaho based corporation bonded by New York investors. In 1902 the Company wished to retire these New York bonds, and recapitalize. Through the auspices of the Utah Mortgage and Loan Company of Logan, Utah they contracted for new bonds with the Peoples Bank and Trust Company of Rockford, Illinois.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection documents two periods of the company's history, 1903 and 1923. As might be expected, both periods concern finances. In 1903 the Fanners Cooperative Company bonded with the Peoples Bank and Trust Company in order to upgrade their capital facilities. Of the documents from this transaction, perhaps the most interesting and enlightening is a 1902 abstract, written by U.M.L.Co. Vice-president A.J. Thampson, that chronicles the early development and growth of the Payette river irrigation project and the early settlement of the Payette Valley. The 1923 material again documents a bond issuance by the Peoples Bank and Trust Company.

The collection, although small in size, addresses two significant themes regarding the agricultural development of the intermountain west. One being, the involvement of Utah capital in financing these projects. And, the other being, the legal opinions, from western lawyers, that appear in the collection.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Copyright

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Permission to publish material from the Farmers Cooperative Irrigation Company papers must be obtained from the Special Collections Manuscript Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.

Preferred Citation

Farmers Cooperative Irrigation Company papers, 1902-1932. (COLL MSS 110). Utah State University. Special Collections and Archives Department.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Records pertaining to the formation and the operation of the companyReturn to Top

Folders 11 - 24 contain outgoing correspondence.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1
1902 abstract establishing the Farmers Cooperative Irrigation company
This document details the history of the company's predecessor the Payette Valley Irrigation and Water Power Company. It also describes the area in which the water was to be appropriated from.
1 2
1903 Board of Directors resolution
1 3
1903 Stockholders resolution
1 4
Deed of Trust with the Peoples Bank and Trust Company, Rockford, Illinois
1903
1 5
Financial statements from
1905 and 1906
1 6
Water claims
1 7
1923 stockholders resolution to borrow $78,000
1 8
Deed of trust with the Peoples Bank and Trust Company
1923
1 9
Trustee resignation documents
1932
1 10
Miscellaneous notes
1 11
Farmers Cooperative Irrigation Company
1903
1 12
Farmers Cooperative Irrigation Company
1922
1 13
Farmers Cooperative Irrigation Company
1923
1 14
Peoples Bank and Trust Company
1922
1 15
Peoples Bank and Trust Company
1923
1 16
Peoples Bank and Trust Company
1932
1 17
Richards and Haga Attorneys of Law
1923 January
1 18
Richards and Haga Attorneys of Law
1923 April-May
1 19
Richards and Haga Attorneys of Law
Undated
1 20
Utah Mortgage and Loan Company
1902-1903
1 21
Utah Mortgage and Loan Company
1922 November-December
1 22
Utah Mortgage and Loan Company
1923 January-February
1 23
Utah Mortgage and Loan Company
1923 March-May
1 24
Utah Mortgage and Loan Company
1932