Enoch Hodson Papers, 1881-1893  PDF  XML

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Hodson, Enoch, 1842-1892
Title
Enoch Hodson Papers
Dates
1881-1893
Quantity
.6 linear feet
Collection Number
Collection 461, MtBC, us (collection)
Summary
The Enoch Hodson Papers consist primarily of daybooks and ledgers for the operations of Hodson's Mill and general store. Also included is a time book for payment of his employees from June of 1887 to March 1890. Also included are miscellaneous business papers includes a receipt for membership in the knights of Pythias, a liquor sales ad, a doorplate from William and Hoyt, and bills to some customers.
Repository
Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Montana State University-Bozeman Library
Merrill G Burlingame Special Collections
P.O. Box 173320
Bozeman, MT
59717-3320
Telephone: 406-994-4242
Fax: 406-994-2851
https://www.lib.montana.edu/archives/contact-form/
Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Enoch Hodson was born in Marion County, Indiana April 8, 1842. He was one of the early pioneers of Montana. He moved to Bannack in what was then the Idaho Territory, in 1863. He took an active part in the vigilante movement before moving to Gallatin County in the early 1870s. In 1880 he ran for sheriff of Gallatin County on the Republican ticket but lost the election to Charles P. Blakeley. A well respected member of the community, Hodson ran a sawmill and a general store in the Bozeman area. He married a Miss Thompson of Jefferson County some time before he settled in Gallatin County. The two of them had 8 sons that all lived to maturity. Enoch Hodson died November 22, 1892 in Helena, Montana at the age of 60. He suffered a severe injury to one of his eyes and he died during the operation to repair it at the hospital in Helena.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Hodson papers consist primarily of daybooks and ledgers for the operations of Hodson's Mill and general store. Also included is a time book for payment of his employees from June of 1887 to March 1890. One folder of miscellaneous business papers includes a receipt for membership in the knights of Pythias, a liquor sales ad, a doorplate from William and Hoyt, and bills to some customers. The ledgers include several important clients such as Lester S. Wilson, the Chisolm Brothers, Rocky Fork and Cooke Railroad Company, Valley Ranch, and several other important people and businesses in the Gallatin Valley.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Acquisition Information

Financial ledgers and a few personal effects were donated to Montana State University by Merrill G. Burlingame of Bozeman, Montana in 1966.

Processing Note

This collection was processed 2009 February 6


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Day Book, Enoch Hodson, September 1881-November 1883Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/1

Day Book, Enoch Hodson, March 1884-March 1886Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/2

Day Book, Hodson's Mill, 1887Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/3

Day Book and ledger, Hodson's Mill, 1882-1884Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/4

Ledger, Hodson's Mill, 1882-1883Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/5

Day Book, Enoch Hodson, July 1887-April 1889Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 2/1

Employee time book, June 1887-March 1890Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 2/2

Container(s) Description Dates
box-folder
2/2
Pocket Day Book, Hodson's general store
December 1887
Pocket Day Book, Hodson's general store
January 1888
Pocket Day Book, Hodson's Mill
November 1887-December 1887

Receipt for Knights of Pythias membership, December 1893Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 2/3

Bill to Mary King for Labor and Merchandise, February 20, 1887Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 2/3

Liquor distributor ad from W. L. Perkins and CompanyReturn to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 2/3

Door Plate from William and HoytReturn to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 2/3

Bill to M. P. Coal Company, August 1, 1885Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 2/3

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Businessmen-Montana-Gallatin County
  • General stores-Montana-Gallatin County
  • Sawmills-Montana-Gallatin County

Geographical Names

  • Gallatin River Valley (Wyo. and Mont.)-Commerce

Form or Genre Terms

  • Business records-Montana-Gallatin County