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Charles W. Clark Papers, 1889-1894
- Charles W. Clarke
- Charles W. Clark Papers
- 1889-1894 (inclusive)18891894
- 1 c.f.
- Collection Number
- MG036 (collection)
- Letterpress books, ownership records, deeds relating to Clarke Brothers, an early Post Falls real estate firm.
University of Idaho Library, Special Collections and Archives
Special Collections and Archives
University of Idaho Library
875 Perimeter Drive
- Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Biographical NoteReturn to Top
Charles W. Clarke was born in Forestville, Connecticut, in 1848. He graduated from the Rochester Academy and the Eastman Commercial College of Rochester, New York, and had his business training in New York City. For twelve years he was with the Cincinnati furniture manufacturing firm of Clarke Brothers. In 1884 he came west and purchased a 3100 acre stock ranch between Spokane and Rockford. In 1889 he moved to Post Falls where he and his brother Robert had a real estate business. He owned about half the land in Post Falls, was secretary and treasurer of the Post Falls Water Company, chairman of the board of county commissioners, and president of the school board.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
The C.W. Clarke papers include letterbooks of the Clarke Brothers real estate firm, one of which also includes other correspondence of C.W. Clarke, a scrapbook of newspaper clippings dealing with land development in the Coeur d'Alene region, and legal documents such as deeds and abstracts of title. Included with these documents are several item related to the Post Falls Water Power Company. There are photographs of early Post Falls and several of the Spokane River and falls. Also included are two souvenir books from the Idaho Exhibit at the Columbian Exhibition of 1893.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
|1-3||Clarke Brothers letterpress books
|4||General Commission and Sales
|5||Post Falls Townsite ownership
|8||Photographs "Views of Post Falls,
|9||Columbian Exhibition souvenir
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Real estate business--Idaho--Post Falls--History--Sources
- Clarke, Charles W., 1848---Archives
- Clarke Brothers (Firm : Post Falls, Idaho)