Tevis and Crashaw Grocers and Bakers ledger, 1907-1909  PDF  XML

Overview of the Collection

Tevis and Crashaw Grocers and Bakers
Tevis and Crashaw Grocers and Bakers ledger
1907-1909 (inclusive)
1 volume
Collection Number
Mss 378
The collection includes one ledger from the Tevis and Crashaw Grocers and Bakers (Missoula, Montana), from 1907-1909.
University of Montana, Mansfield Library, Archives and Special Collections
Archives and Special Collections
Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library
University of Montana
32 Campus Dr. #9936
Missoula, MT
Telephone: 406-243-2053
Fax: 406-243-4067
Access Restrictions

Researchers must use collection in accordance with the policies of Archives and Special Collections, the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, and The University of Montana-Missoula.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Tevis and Crashaw Grocers and Bakers was located at 314 N. Higgins Avenue in Missoula, Montana, under the ownership of Charles A. Crashaw and Napoleon G. Tevis. The wholesale goods store was in operation from around 1903 to 1911, when the firm consolidated with Henley, Eigeman, and Co. Wholesale Retail Grocers, located at 113 N. Higgins Avenue, with partners J.B. Henley, John Eigeman, C.A. Crashaw, and N.G. Tevis. Napoleon G. Tevis was born in Stanford, Kentucky around 1856. Tevis came to Montana in 1884 and opened a fruit and vegetable store in Missoula. He was in the mercantile business in Missoula for 30 years. He was in business with William Murphy, one of Missoula’s pioneer merchants, for a short time. His last business connection was with the firm of Henley, Eigeman, and Co. Wholesale Retail Grocers. Around 1912, Napoleon Tevis retired from the wholesale grocery business and settled on a ranch in Florence. Within a year, he became manager of the cooperative store and was with that institution until his death. Napoleon Tevis was married to Mellie Millis, with whom he had one daughter, Mrs. Allen T. Hoblett of Florence. Tevis was later married to Belle Cash, of Missoula. Napoleon Tevis died on May 21, 1934 in Florence. Charles A. Crashaw was a member of the Missoula business community for over fifty years. He was born in Denver, Colorado in 1865 and came to Montana at age 18. He lived in the Bitterroot for a short time. Crashaw drove coach between Missoula and Cedar Creek around 1900, before the railroad was built through Coeur d’Alene. Crashaw became a grocery clerk for the Missoula firm Murphy-Lockman and later went into business with the firm Tevis and Crashaw. He retired from Henley and Eigeman, but was connected to the Thomas Farley Company until around 1931. He lived at 534 N. Second Street for over forty years. He married Georgina Richard in 1891 and had five children and two stepchildren. Charles A. Crashaw died at the age of 70 on November 14, 1935.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection includes one ledger from the Tevis and Crashaw Grocers and Bakers, from 1907-1909.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Researchers are responsible for using in accordance with 17 U.S.C. and any other applicable statutes. Copyright not transferred to the University of Montana.

Preferred Citation

[Name of document or photograph number], Tevis and Crashaw Grocers and Bakers Ledger, Archives and Special Collections, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, The University of Montana-Missoula.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Acquisition Information

The collection was a gift of Theda Reynolds, May 9, 1978.

Processing Note

The actions of the original processors went unrecorded. In 2001, the collection was re-described.

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Bakers and bakeries--Montana--Missoula
  • Grocery trade--Montana--Missoula
  • Wholesale trade--Montana--Missoula

Form or Genre Terms

  • Business records--Montana--Missoula