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George A. Bruffey papers

Repository:Montana Historical Society, Research Center Archives
Summary:George Bruffey (1842-1928) was a Livingston, Montana, rancher, Fish Creek general mercantile store owner, and Butte miner. His papers (1863-1928) include business records (1871-1889) for the George A. Bruffey Mercantile Company, and the Fish Creek Stage Station. Also included are drafts of his autobiography, Eighty-one Years in the West; diaries and writings; and miscellaneous correspondence.
 
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Conrad-Stanford Company records

Repository:Montana Historical Society, Research Center Archives
Summary:The Conrad-Stanford Company was a Helena, Montana, real estate business. In November 1902, they bought the assets of the bankrupt First National Bank and Merchants National Bank, consisting of a large quantity of real estate, ranches, and mines. This collection consists of four indexed letterpress books (1902-1907) documenting the Company's operation of the Crevasse Mountain Mine and the Spokane Ranch and Water Company, and their attempt to collect on old bank accounts. Also included is a trial balance book (1903-1906).
 
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A. B. Cook Papers

Repository:Montana Historical Society, Research Center Archives
Summary:Andrew Cook was a Montana railroad contractor, state auditor, and later internationally known Hereford cattle breeder and rancher. Collection (1882-1940) consists of general correspondence, primarily concerning the A.B. Cook Stock Farms in Broadwater County; financial records; legal documents; reports; subject files; and financial and business records for Cook's ranching and contracting interests. There are subgroups for several of Cook's construction, ranching, and real estate businesses. [approximately 750 photographs and 4 scrapbooks were transferred to the Photographic Archives.]
 
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Henry Elling Papers

Repository:Montana Historical Society, Research Center Archives
Summary:Henry Elling was a banker in Virginia City, Montana, with extensive mercantile, mining, and ranching interests. Collection consists primarily of incoming correspondence (1864-1881). There is one outgoing letterpress book (1892), general ledgers (1873-1901), journals (1873-1901), miscellaneous financial records (1872-1880), and a property abstract volume (ca. 1890). There are subgroups for Elling, Knight, and Company; Montanian Publishing Company; Silver Spring Grist Mill; William Elling; and Mary B. Elling.
 
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Folk Art of the Oregon Country project records

Repository:University of Oregon, Archives of Northwest Folklore
Summary:The Oregon Arts Commission conducted a survey of folk artists and folk arts in Oregon in 1979. This collection contains documentation of Oregon folk arts and artists in the form of 7,000 slides and accompanying fieldwork logs containing fieldwork notes, artist profiles, and collected documentation.
 
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Miller Brothers, Inc. Records

Repository:Montana Historical Society, Research Center Archives
Summary:Miller Brothers, Inc. was a Chinook, Cleveland, and Lloyd, Montana, sheep and cattle ranch operated by Henry G. Miller, his brother Chris D. Miller, and G.T. "Ted" Westin, son-in-law of Chris Miller. Records (1894-1966) include general correspondence, court papers, legal documents, and financial records documenting the operation of the ranch; and materials on the First National Bank of Chinook, which the Millers helped organize in 1909.
 
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Milner Cattle Company records

Repository:Montana Historical Society, Research Center Archives
Summary:The Milner ranch was located near Fort Benton, Montana, by Milton E. Milner. After his death in 1913 the ranch was incorporated as the Milner Cattle Company. Records (1913-1933) consist of two volumes of incorporation papers, bylaws, stockholder and directors minutes, and financial reports.
 
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Thomas Charles Power papers

Repository:Montana Historical Society, Research Center Archives
Summary: T.C. Power was a Montana merchandise, transportation, mining, ranching, banking, and real estate magnate; and U.S. Senator from Montana from 1890 to 1895. Collection (1868-1950) includes personal, business, and political correspondence plus financial and legal papers of many of his business enterprises. Collection documents Power's involvement in military and Indian trade, steamboating, freighting, stage coach lines, mail contracts, cattle and sheep ranching, mining, banking, bridge building, townsite development, and other enterprises.
 
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Seaton Ranch Company Records

Repository:Montana Historical Society, Research Center Archives
Summary:The Seaton Ranch Company was organized in Cascade County, Montana, in 1922 by Frank W. Seaton and Theodora E. Seaton, and operated from 1945 to 1965 by their son Edward W. Seaton, and from 1965 to 1970 by his widow Dorothy M. Seaton. Records include financial records (1944-1968), minute and record books (1922, 1942-1968); subject files, primarily concerning the Production Credit Association from 1952 to 1968; and miscellany. There is a small subgroup of records (1939-1960) of The Sanitary Cleaners, in Great Falls.
 
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Daniel Webster and Lizzie Ellis Slayton Papers

Repository:Montana Historical Society, Research Center Archives
Summary:D.W. Slayton (1862-1927) was a Lavina, Montana, sheep rancher; owner of Slayton Mercantile Company; investor in the Lavina State Bank and the Citizens State Bank of Roundup; member of the Fergus County Board of Commissioners; state legislator; and unsuccessful candidate for governor in 1920. Collection consists of diaries (1884-1889, 1907-1917, 1928-1934) kept by Slayton, his wife Elizabeth "Lizzie" Ellis Slayton, and their son Daniel E. Slayton; and correspondence (1883-1924) among the three.
 
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Granville Stuart papers

Repository:Montana Historical Society, Research Center Archives
Summary:Granville Stuart (1834-1918) was a pioneer Montana miner and cattleman. Papers include biographical material; a diary (1894) of a trip to France; two volumes of outgoing correspondence (1868-1880, 1890-1892) concerning mining and livestock; general correspondence (1863-1918); a DHS Ranch account ledger (1881-1882); a financial account book (1865); an "Historical Sketch of Deer Lodge County" (1876); three weather journals (1867-1880); scrapbooks; and miscellany. Miscellaneous outgoing correspondence includes a letter (1894) to Pomp Dennis concerning details of Dennis's escape from the Sioux in 1868.
 
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Dola Wilson and Charles M. Boucher Papers

Repository:Montana Historical Society, Research Center Archives
Summary:Dola Wilson owned the Range Rider Bar and Cafe in Miles City. This collection (n.d., 1940s-1950s) consists of notes and biographical sketches concerning the local cowboys, or "Range Riders", which were collected and recorded for Wilson by his associate Charles Boucher. Dola arranged for Boucher, a local journalist to interview each of the "riders" and write biographical sketeches of their lives. The riders would then go across the street to the L. A. Huffman photo studio (later Stephenson Studio) to have their picture taken. [A biographical sketch of Dola Wilson is include in the accession record. Photographs of Range Riders were transferred to Photo Archives. Motion picture film was transferred by Photo Archives to the American Film Institute.]

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