Guide to the Marcus Daly Family Papers
1883-1986

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Creator: Marcus Daly Family
Title: Marcus Daly family papers
Dates: 1883-1996 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 89.2 linear feet
Collection Number: Mss 619
Summary: The collection contains family papers and records related to the business investments of Marcus Daly of Montana, copper magnate, businessman, and politician. The collection primarily consists of family estate papers and business records of the Bitterroot Stock Farm from the 1880s to 1990s. The daily operational activities of the Bitterroot Stock Farm, including ranching, horse breeding, and agricultural activities, are especially well documented. The records of the Valley Mercantile of Hamilton are also quite extensive and detail the financial activities of the company. The collection also contains records related to the business investments of Marcus Daly and his heirs in mining industries, water irrigation projects, retail businesses and real estate ventures from the 1880s to the 1990s. Materials include correspondence, financial records, reports, minutes, legal documents and aerial maps of the family properties.
Repository: University of Montana, Mansfield Library, Archives and Special Collections
Contact Information: Archives and Special Collections
Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library
University of Montana
32 Campus Dr. #9936
59812-9936
Missoula, MT
Telephone: 406-243-2053
Fax: 406-243-4067
library.archives@umontana.edu
Languages: Materials are in English 
Sponsor: Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Historical Note

Marcus Daly, businessman and copper magnate, was born December 5, 1843 in county Craven, Ireland. At age 15, he immigrated to New York and worked odd jobs for five years until he saved enough money to purchase passage to San Francisco in 1861. In California, he sought out employment in mining, and by 1871, he had become a foreman for the Walker brothers in Salt Lake City where he supervised their local mining and banking interests. It was there that he met his wife, Margaret Evans, whom he wed in 1872. They had four children: Margaret Augusta, Mary, Marcus II and Harriot Daly. Harriot Daly married Count Anton Sigray and their daughter, Countess Margit Sigray Bessenyey inherited the Daly family estate in 1950 when her mother died.

Marcus Daly built an empire by seeking out potential profitable mines and convincing wealthy investors to provide financial assistance to develop them. In 1881, with the help of George Hearst, Ali Haggin, and Lloyd Tevis of California, Daly was able to develop one of the world’s most prosperous copper mines in Anaconda, Montana. Daly managed the Anaconda Copper Mining Company from 1881 to the late 1890s.

By the 1880s, Daly’s business interests expanded to the Bitterroot Valley in Hamilton, Montana. He began purchasing and developing large tracts of land in the Bitterroot Valley that eventually became a 22,000 acre farm known as the Bitterroot Stock Farm. The Stock Farm grew to be a world-class agricultural and horse breeding facility and stayed in the Daly family until the 1990s.

The Stock Farm consisted of several ranching properties, agricultural lands, and horse facilities including outdoor and covered race tracks, a horse hospital, and Tammany Castle, which was a stable that Daly built to provide luxury accommodations for his select horses. The Daly family residence, which was originally owned by Anthony Chaffin, was part of the Bitterroot Stock Farm property. Marcus Daly remodeled the home in the late 1880s into a beautiful country mansion known as Riverside. In 1909, Margaret Daly remodeled the home again in a Georgian-style Colonial Revival mansion and was one of the most elegant homes in the state of Montana. Today the home runs as a museum and is known as the Daly Mansion. The home and Stock Farm property had extensive grounds including gardens, orchards, and a deer park. Daly purchased several ditch companies in order to develop an effective irrigation system to support the agricultural activities of the Stock Farm and the surrounding area.

Once the Stock Farm was firmly established, Daly turned his attention to the timber industry in the Bitterroot Valley. He purchased vast acres of timberlands and built sawmills in the Bitterroot Valley in order to fuel the smelters for his mining operations in Anaconda. By the 1890s, because of the presence of Daly’s Stock Farm, along with the creation of several active saw mill businesses and an active railroad line, the population of the Bitterroot Valley area increased dramatically. In order to accommodate rising numbers of workers, Daly worked with land agent, James W. Hamilton, to purchase large tracts of land and developed local businesses and infrastructures to support the growing population of local workers and families. In 1890, Daly opened the Bitterroot Development Company Store in Hamilton, which eventually became the Valley Mercantile in 1908. The Mercantile was a prominent feature of downtown Hamilton and continued to thrive until it burned down in 1935. Daly continued to influence business development and local politics until his death in 1900.

After Daly’s death, his estate and investments were transferred to his wife Margaret Daly, his son Marcus Daly II, and his daughters Mary Daly Gerrard and Harriot Daly Sigray. The estate of Marcus Daly remained in the hands of the Daly family over the next several generations.

Throughout the 20th century, the Daly family heirs invested in and created new businesses in Montana and elsewhere. In 1950, the Daly estate was passed onto the granddaughter of Marcus Daly, Countess Margit Sigray Bessenyey. She oversaw the Daly properties and investments until her death in 1984. Her stepson, Francis Bessenyey, was the heir to the Daly estate and deeded the Daly Mansion to the state of Montana in 1987 in forgiveness for $400,000 in inheritance taxes. During this time, the Big Sky Management Company oversaw the Daly properties in the Bitterroot Valley. In 1986, an auction was held by the Gardner Auction Service on the grounds of the Daly Mansion to sell off remaining farm equipment, family furniture and belongings that remained on the property. It was during this time that the Daly Mansion Preservation Trust was created in an attempt to save the mansion. The Trust bought items from the Daly auction and convinced other buyers to purchase items and donate them back to the Trust. Most of the remaining Bitterroot Stock Farm property was eventually sold in 1992 to Hamilton businessman Harold Mildenberger.

Content Description

The collection is divided into two subgroups: Family Papers and Business Records.

Subgroup I, Family Papers (1879-1986), subgroup of four series: Marcus Daly Papers (1879-1906), Margaret P. Daly Investment Files (1912-1958), Marcus Daly II Financial Records (1916-1930), and Countess Margit Sigray Bessenyey Papers (1929-1986). The family papers contain financial records, correspondence, and subject files related to Daly family investments and businesses.

Series I, Marcus Daly Papers (1879-1906), consists of an estate journal (1901-1902) as well as thoroughbred and standard bred horse records (1879-1906), an index of trotting stock, and published catalogs of horse sales from the Bitterroot Stock Farm and other places (1890-1906).

Series II, Margaret P. Daly Estate Papers (1907-1958), is divided into two subseries: financial records and subject files. Subseries 1, Financial Records (1922-1952), contains investment accounts related to the Daly family estate including estate tax and income tax records as well as valuation worksheets. Subseries 2, Subject Files (1907-1958), contains family investment subject files arranged alphabetically and includes correspondence related to investments or businesses across the family holdings or which relate to Marcus and Margaret Daly.

Series III, Marcus Daly II Financial Records (1916-1930), includes income tax records (1916-1930), a trial balance (1930) and land investment files (1925-1931).

Series IV, Countess Margit Sigray Bessenyey Papers (1929-1986), is divided into four subseries: financial records, correspondence, subject files, and Hungarian Horse Association files. Subseries 1, Financial Records (1960-1985), includes personal accounts, horse accounts, bank statements, and cancelled checks. Subseries 2, Correspondence (1958-1979) and Subseries 3, Subject Files (1929-1986), both contain information related to the daily operations of the Bitterroot Stock Farm. Subseries 4, Hungarian Horse Association Records (1955-1981), includes certificates of registration (1965-1981) and a ledger of Hungarian Horse Breeding Records (1955-1966).

Subgroup II, Business Records (1883-1992), is divided into fourteen series and represents the bulk of the collection. Although some of the companies represented in the collection existed prior to Daly’s death in 1900, including the Bitterroot Stock Farm, the Lexington Foundry and Tuttle Mercantile, the Republican Ditch Company, and the Hamilton Flour Mill, most of the companies were investments made by the Daly family heirs after 1900. The business records include ledgers, journals, cash books, audit reports, and vouchers as well as articles of incorporation, minute books, and correspondence related to the business investments of the Daly family from the 1880s-1990s. Many of the companies represented in the collection were either dissolved or absorbed into the Bitterroot Stock Farm. It should be noted that the collection does not include records of Daly’s mining activities in Butte, Montana.

Series I, Bitterroot Stock Farm Records, (1896-1986). This series is divided into five subseries. Subseries 1, Administrative Records (1901-1962), Subseries 2, Financial Records (1896-1987), Subseries 3, Correspondence (1896-1959), which primarily contains letters of family members and superintendents of the Bitterroot Stock Farm related to daily operations of the Farm and Subseries 4, Subject Files (1959-1982), which consists of contracts, deeds, right of ways, and papers related to water rights.

Series II, Lexington Foundry Records, (1886-1889) and Tuttle Mercantile Company Records, (1889-1917). The Lexington Foundry was created to carry on and conduct a general foundry business as well as machine and repair shops and boiler works at Butte City in Silver Bow County Montana Territory. Shelley Tuttle, Joseph V. Long and William R. Kenyon were the directors. In 1889 all real and personal property transferred to Shelley Tuttle. The record book for the Lexington Foundry continues as the record book for the Tuttle Mercantile which was founded in 1903 in Napa, Idaho in Canyon County to conduct a general business of buying and selling wares and merchandise for the gain of profit and to acquire real estate necessary for business. From the records, it appears that Shelley Tuttle sold all of his shares to Margaret Daly in 1911. The company dissolved in 1917. This series contains articles of incorporation and minutes of the corporation.

Series III, Republican Ditch Company Records, (1883-1901). The Republican Ditch Company was organized in 1883 in Corvallis, Montana to furnish water for an irrigation ditch in the Bitterroot Valley. In 1901 the company and its assets were purchased by the Ravalli Land and Irrigation Company and they moved their principal place of business to Hamilton, Montana. This series contains financial records, minutes, stock records, general ledgers, and a cash book.

Series IV, Hamilton Flour Mill Company Records, (1898-1917). The Hamilton Flour Mill Company was founded in 1898 by Marcus Daly with H. H. Grant, M. D. Grant, G. F. Grant B. McGinty and P.J. Shannon as stockholders. The Flour Mill Company was created to sell, contract and deal in wheat, oats, corn, and other grains as well as the manufacture of the same into flour, meal middlings, shorts, bran feed and other milling products. The business was connected to the irrigation system in Hamilton. The mill was first operated by water power provided by a flume from the Daly saw mill. In 1911, the Marcus Daly estate transferred their shares of the Hamilton Flour Mill to the Bitterroot Stock Farm. The Daly family sold the mill in 1914 and it became the Hamilton Cereal and Flour Mill, which was destroyed by fire in 1917 never to be re-built. This series includes a corporation book and a stock certificate book.

Series V, Cattle Company Records, (1898-1902). Hodge Daly & Company was created in 1898 and was succeeded by Marcus Daly & Company in 1899. It was quickly turned over to Daly Donahue & Greenwood Company in August 1899 and was then transferred to Daly Bank & Trust in January 1901, which lasted until December 1901, when the company became William Montgomery & Company. In March 1902 the assets were transferred to the Lakeview Land & Cattle Company which was created in 1901 to buy, sell and convey lands, livestock and other assets of Marcus Daly and William M. Montgomery in Madison and Beaverhead Counties in Montana. This series consists of a journal and a ledger documenting several cattle companies that Marcus Daly either created or invested in from 1898-1902. The Lakeview Land and Cattle Company records are housed in Series VI, Lakeview Land and Cattle Company Records.

Series VI, Lakeview Land and Cattle Company Records, (1901-1917). The Lakeview Land and Cattle Company was preceded by several other companies that Daly invested in or created. Hodge, Daly & Company was succeeded by Marcus Daly & Company in 1899, followed by Daly, Donahue & Greenwood Company in August 1899 which was transferred to Daly Bank & Trust in January 1901 and lasted through December 1901, when the company became William Montgomery & Company. In March 1902, the assets were transferred to the Lakeview Land & Cattle Company, which was created in 1901 to buy, sell and convey lands, livestock and other assets of Marcus Daly and William M. Montgomery in Madison and Beaverhead Counties in Montana. The company bought and sold as well as bred horses, cattle and sheep, and constructed canals, ditches, flumes and other works of conveying water and reservoirs for storing the same. The company was dissolved in 1917. This series consists of articles of incorporation, general ledgers and journals, a stock certificate book, and an application for dissolution. A ledger (1898-1902) and journal (1898-1902) of the companies preceding Lakeview Land and Cattle Company are housed in Series V, Cattle Company Records.

Series VII, Ward Ditch Company, (1901). The Ward Ditch Company was created at Corvallis, Montana in September 1901 with G. W. Ward as President. By November 1901, the Ravalli Land and Irrigation Company purchased the Ward Ditch Company and transferred all ditches, property, water and water rights to them. This series contains minutes of the company.

Series VIII, Yale Mining Company Records, (1901-1910). The Yale Mining Company was incorporated in October 1901. The company purchased the Nickel Plate Mines situated in the Osorfoos division of the Yale Mining District near Similkameen River in British Columbia. John R. Toole and John G. Morony of Anaconda and A. J. Campbell of Butte became joint stockholders and Margaret P. Daly was also an investor. The company carried on a business of mining, milling, buying selling, converting, smelting, treating and preparing for market gold, silver, copper, lead and other materials. M. K. Rogers was the general manager. The Nickel Plate Mines in the Yale Mining District were sold to Isaac L. Merrill in 1909. This series contains articles of incorporation, minutes, a stock certificate book, and a folder of proxy statements.

Series IX, Ravalli Land and Irrigation Company Records, (1901-1953). Stockholders of Ravalli Land and Irrigation incorporated the business in 1901 in Butte to take over, through an exchange of stock, several ditch companies including the Ward Ditch Company and the Republican Ditch Company, water rights, and the water system of the Marcus Daly Estate. All assets of the corporation were sold in 1943 to the State Water Conservation Board. The corporation was dissolved in 1945. This series includes articles of incorporation, minutes, audit reports, balance sheets, inventories, journals, ledgers, cash books, cash vouchers, and a box of materials related to water problems (1951-1953).

Series X, Daly Realty Company Records, (1903-1976). The Daly Realty Company was incorporated in 1903 in Butte, Montana and later moved their offices to Hamilton. The company purchased, leased, sold real or personal property and erected buildings and improved or maintained houses owned by them. They bought and sold properties in Missoula, Anaconda, and Butte. They extended life of the corporation in 1943, and in 1953 purchased the assets belonging to the estate of Margaret P. Daly including mining claims in the Oaxaco Mines in Mexico, the Great Falls Land Improvement Company, the Bitterroot Realty Company in Washington, the Ravalli Land and Irrigation Company, the Treasure State Mining Company, the Valley Mercantile Company, and the Daly Mining Company in Arizona, the Hy-Grade Manganese Production and Sales Corporation in Virginia, the Couer D’Alene Syndicate Mining Company, and the Reserve Mining Company Limited. In 1955, Countess Margit Sigray Bessenyey was authorized to sign checks for the company and became president of the company in 1959. In 1972, the Daly Real Estate Company sold mining properties in Silver Bow County to the Anaconda Company for forty thousand dollars. The company was dissolved in 1976. This series includes articles of incorporation, minutes, general ledgers and journals, check books, tax work papers and a plan map (1977).

Series XI, Valley Mercantile Company Records, (1908-1935). The Valley Mercantile was a store that sold everything from clothing and groceries to dry goods and lumber. The business was created by Marcus Daly in 1890 as the company store for the Bitterroot Development Company. It became the Anaconda Company store in 1893, and the Anaconda Copper Mining Company store in 1894. It became Valley Mercantile in 1908 until it burned down in 1935 never to be re-built. This series contains financial records of the company including general ledgers, petty ledgers, transfer ledgers, check registers, trial balance, minute book, stock certificates, audit reports, and inventories.

Series XII, Bitterroot Realty Company Records, (1931-1944). The Bitterroot Realty Company was incorporated in 1931 in Washington in order to purchase the Rhododendron Apartment Hotel and the Northcliffe Apartment Hotel in Seattle, Washington. The hotels were purchased from the Valley Mercantile in Hamilton, Montana. The Bitterroot Realty Company was dissolved in 1944. This series consists of financial records including ledgers, cash and check registers, journals, minutes and correspondence.

Series XIII, Daly Mining Company Records, (1903-1924). Nothing is known about the Daly Mining Company except that it was in Arizona. This series contains a stock certificate book.

Series XIV, Big Sky Management Company Records, (1972-1992). The Big Sky Management Company took over the management of the Bitterroot Stock Farm in 1985. The office was located in Livingston, Montana and was primarily involved with ranch management and consulting. Roy Rose was the president of the company and manager of the Bitterroot Stock Farm and reported to Francis Bessenyey, executor of the Bitterroot Stock Farm from 1984-1992. This series is subdivided into three subseries including financial records, correspondence, and subject files. Subseries 1: Financial Records (1985-1988) - RESTRICTED, includes a check register, journal (1985-1986) and financial statements (1986-1988). Subseries 1: Financial Records, is restricted at the request of the donor because it contains payroll information. Subseries 2: Correspondence (1985-1992) and Subseries 3: Subject Files (1972-1992), contain materials that document the daily operations of the Bitterroot Stock Farm including information about disputes over hunting elk on the property, potential property subdivisions, appraisals, and legal disputes with adjacent property owners over fences and herds eating and migrating to other properties. Other materials include equipments lists for the stock farm, publicity materials related to the Bitterroot Stock Farm Auction held by the Gardner Auction Service (1986) as well as files related to the Bessenyey estate, financial accounts, breeding contracts, cattle sale information, Hungarian horse sales, hunting contracts and newspaper clippings.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

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.

Restrictions on Use :  

Researchers are responsible for using in accordance with 17 U.S.C. and any other applicable statutes. Coppyright transferred to The University of Montana-Missoula.

Preferred Citation :  

[Name of document or photograph number], Marcus Daly Family Papers, Archives and Special Collections, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, The University of Montana-Missoula.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Subgroup I: Family Papers, 16.9 linear feet, 1879-1986

Series I: Marcus Daly Papers, 2.5 linear feet, 1879-1906

Series II: Margaret P. Daly Investment Files, 3.0 linear feet, 1907-1958

Subseries 1: Financial Records, 0.8 linear feet, 1922-1952

Subseries 2: Subject Files, 2.2 linear feet, 1907-1958

Series III: Marcus Daly II Financial Records, 0.4 linear feet, 1916-1931

Subseries 1: Taxes, 0.4 linear feet, 1916-1930

Subseries 2: Land Investments, 2 folders, 1925-1931

Series IV: Countess Margit Sigray Bessenyey Papers, 11.0 linear feet, 1929-1986

Subseries 1: Financial Records, 9.6 linear feet, 1956-1985

Subseries 2: Correspondence, 0.2 linear feet, 1958-1979

Subseries 3: Subject Files, 0.8 linear feet, 1929-1986

Subseries 4: Hungarian Horse Association Records, 0.4 linear feet, 1955-1981

Subgroup II: Business Records, 72.3 linear feet, 1883-1992

Series I: Bitterroot Stock Farm Records, 31.65 linear feet, 1896-1986

Subseries 1: Administrative Records, 0.2 linear feet, 1901-1962

Subseries 2: Financial Records, 25.85 linear feet, 1896-1987

Subseries 3: Correspondence, 2.4 linear feet, 1896-1959

Subseries 4: Subject Files, 0.2 linear feet, 1959-1982

Subseries 5: Maps, 3.0 linear feet, 1896-1964

Series II: Lexington Foundry Records, 1886-1889 and Tuttle Mercantile Records, 0.2 linear feet, 1889-1917

Series III: Republican Ditch Company Records, 1.0 linear foot, 1883-1901

Series IV: Hamilton Flour Mill Company Records, 0.2 linear feet, 1898-1917

Series V: Cattle Company Records, 0.2 linear feet, 1898-1902

Series VI: Lakeview Land and Cattle Company Records, 0.4 linear feet and 1 volume, 1901-1917

Series VII: Ward Ditch Company, 0.2 linear feet, 1901

Series VIII: Yale Mining Company, 0.2 linear feet, 1901-1910

Series VIII: Yale Mining Company, 0.2 linear feet, 1901-1910

Series IX: Ravalli Land and Irrigation Company Records, 4.4 linear feet and 9 volumes, 1901-1953

Series X: Daly Realty Company Records, 0.6 linear feet, 1903-1976

Series XI: Valley Mercantile Company Records, 28.0 linear feet, 1908-1935

Series XII: Bitterroot Realty Company Records, 1.0 linear foot and 3 volumes, 1931-1944

Series XIII: Daly Mining Company Records, 0.2 linear feet, 1903-1924

XIV: Big Sky Management Company Records, 2.3 linear feet, 1972-1992

Subseries 1: Financial Records, 1.5 linear feet, 1985-1988 - RESTRICTED

Subseries 2: Correspondence, 0.2 linear feet, 1985-1992

Subseries 3: Subject Files, 0.6 linear feet, 1972-1992

Custodial History :  

The records were stored in Hamilton, Montana, on the Bitterroot Stock Farm property until their donation to The University of Montana by Francis Bessenyey in 2005.

Acquisition Information :  

Gift of Francis Bessenyey, 2005.

Processing Note :  

The majority of the records in the collection were maintained in original order. Correspondence files were arranged alphabetically by the processor and a portion of the collection was re-housed to improve long term preservation. Subject files were arranged alphabetically and then chronologically. In 2008, ten files that had been overlooked during the 2006 processing were incorporated into the collection and the finding aid was updated.

Separated Materials :  

At the donor’s request, the records of the Bannister Mining Company and a stock certificate book of the Butte Theatre Association were transferred to the Butte Silver Bow Public Archives in Butte, Montana. Bitterroot Stock Farm Bank statements and cancelled checks were de-accessioned. Valley Mercantile Company transfer ledgers (1918-1935) were de-accessioned because the information is duplicated elsewhere in the collection, and Valley Mercantile itemized customer statements were sampled with the following records retained: February-September 1919, August 1922-March 1923, and July-December 1928. At the request of the donor, payroll records have been removed from the collection or restricted.

Related Materials :  

Related materials are owned by the Daly Mansion Preservation Trust and are housed at the Daly Mansion Museum in Hamilton, Montana. Significant collections of Anaconda Copper Mining Company Records are housed at the Montana Historical Society and at the American Heritage Research Center at the University of Wyoming in Laramie.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Subgroup I:  Daly Family Papers, 1879-1986
16.9 linear feet
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Series I: Marcus Daly Papers
2.5 linear feet
1879-1906
Box
OS1 Estate Journal 1901-1902
Box/Folder
2/1 Thoroughbred Horse Card Records 1879-1901
Box/Folder
2/2 Standard Bred Horse Card Records 1881-1906
Box/Folder
2/3 Index to Trotting Stock, undated
Series II: Margaret P. Daly Investment Files
3.0 linear feet
1907-1958
Subseries 1: Financial Records
0.8 linear feet
1922-1952
Box/Folder
3/1 Annual Information Return (U.S.) 1933-1941
3/2 Cash Statement 1951
3/3 Estate Tax (Montana) 1942-1944
3/4 Estate Tax (New York) 1943
3/5 Estate Tax (Pennsylvania) 1943
3/6 Estate Tax (Utah) 1943
3/7 Estate Tax (Ontario, Canada) 1943
3/8 Estate Tax (Wisconsin) 1943
3/9 Estate Tax (Canada) 1944
3/10 Estate Tax (U.S.) 1942-1944
3/11 Farm Property at Hamilton 1930-1941
3/12 Gift Tax (U.S.) 1933-1936
3/13 Gift Tax (U.S.) 1941
3/14 Income Tax, Montana 1933
3/15 Income Tax, Montana 1934
3/16 Income Tax, Montana 1935
3/17 Income Tax, Montana 1936
3/18 Income Tax, Montana 1937
3/19 Income Tax, Montana 1938
3/20 Income Tax, Montana 1939
3/21 Income Tax, Montana 1940
3/22 Income Tax, Montana to July 14, 1941
3/23 Income Tax, Montana July 15 to December 31, 1941
3/24 Income Tax, Montana 1942
4/1 Income Tax, Montana 1943
4/2 Income Tax, Montana 1944
4/3 Income Tax, Montana 1945
4/4 Income Tax, Montana 1946
4/5 Income Tax, Montana 1947
4/6 Income Tax, Montana 1949
4/7 Income Tax, Montana 1950
4/8 Income Tax, New York 1941
4/9 Income Tax, U.S. 1922, 1924
4/10 Income Tax, U.S. 1940
4/11 Income Tax, U.S. to July 14, 1941
4/12 Income Tax, U.S. July 15 to December 31, 1941
4/13 Income Tax, U.S. 1942
4/14 Income Tax, U.S. 1943
4/15 Income Tax, U.S. 1944
4/16 Income Tax, U.S. 1945
4/17 Income Tax, U.S. 1947
4/18 Income Tax, U.S. 1949
4/19 Income Tax, U.S. 1950
4/20 Inventory of Property 1944-1947
4/21 Montana, Exchange Payment 1952
4/22 Victory Tax 1943
4/23 Work Sheets, Valuations as of June 30, 1941
4/24 Work Sheets, Valuations as of July 14, 1941
4/25 Work Sheets, Valuations as of July 14, 1941
4/26 Work Sheets, Valuations as of September 30, 1944
4/27 Work Sheets, Valuations as of July 31, 1945
4/28 Work Sheets, Valuations as of August 31, 1945
4/29 Work Sheets, Valuations as of November 30, 1945
108/2 Estate Papers of Margaret P. Daly 1941-1945
Subseries 2: Subject Files
2.2 linear feet
1902-1958
Box/Folder
5/1 American Power and Light 1913-1950
5/2 Anaconda Building Company 1942-1945
5/3 Bannister Mining Company 1909-1943
5/4 Barnes-King Development Company 1940-1948
5/5 Bitter Root Realty Company 1936
5/6 Bitter Root Stock Farm 1941
5/7 Bitter Root Stock Farm 1941
5/8 Bitter Root Stock Farm 1942
5/9 Bitter Root Stock Farm 1943
5/10 Bitter Root Stock Farm 1944
5/11 Bitter Root Stock Farm 1945
5/12 Bitter Root Stock Farm 1914-1945
6/1 Bitter Root Stock Farm 1946
6/2 Bitter Root Stock Farm 1947
6/3 Bitter Root Stock Farm 1947
6/4 Bitter Root Stock Farm 1948
6/5 Bitter Root Stock Farm 1949-1953
6/6 Bitter Root Stock Farm 1954
6/7 Bitter Root Stock Farm 1955
6/8 Bitter Root Stock Farm 1956
6/9 Bitter Root Stock Farm 1957-1958
6/10 Cinco Minas Mining Company 1938
6/11 Coeur d'Alene Syndicate Mining Company 1937-1942
6/12 Daly Mining Company 1932
7/1 Daly Realty Company 1919-1951
7/2 Daly Realty Company 1952-1954
7/3 Daly Realty Company 1955, January-August
7/4 Daly Realty Company 1955, September-December
7/5 Estate of Marcus Daly II 1930-1938
7/6 Eastman, Dillon and Company 1943
7/7 Finney and Bacon Mining Claim 1932-1941
7/8 Florence Land Company 1914-1925
7/9 Golddale Mines Limited 1921-1940
8/1 Goldwater and Flynn 1941
8/2 Goldwater and Flynn 1942, January-June
8/3 Goldwater and Flynn 1942, July-December
8/4 Goldwater and Flynn 1943
8/5 Goldwater and Flynn 1944-1951
8/6 Goldwater and Flynn, Citation and Petition 1941-1946
8/7 Great Falls Land Company 1921-1941
8/8 Hamilton Residence, furnishings
8/9 Hamilton Residence, maintenance 1941-1951
8/10 Guy E. Hill Trust 1943
8/11 Hy-Grade Manganese Production and Sales Corp. 1932
8/12 Index of Inventory of Holdings March 31, 1907
9/1 Jalapa Railway and Power Company 1905-1951
9/2 Maglia Mining Company 1923-1942
9/3 Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital Association 1929-1932
9/4 Missoula Mercantile Company 1949
9/5 Montana Power Company 1913-1928
9/6 State of Montana, Board of Equalization 1942
9/7 Northwest Bancorporation 1929-1935
9/8 Northwest Bancorporation, FNB, Dillon 1929-1935
9/9 Palermo Land and Water Company 1915-1945
9/10 Radio Corporation of America 1942
9/11 Ravalli County Bank 1933-1947
9/12 Ravalli Land and Irrigation Company 1931-1944
9/13 Reserve Mining Company 1918-1957
9/14 Reserve Mining Company, maps (folder 1 of 2) 1905-1926
108/1 Reserve Mining Company, maps (folder 2 of 2) 1921-1922
10/1 Reserve Mining Company, Reports 1924-1925
10/2 Reserve Mining Company, Publications 1912, 1922
10/3 Reserve Mining Company, Maps 1898-1922
10/4 Reynolds Tobacco Company 1942-1944
10/5 Seattle Property 1931-1950
10/6 Estate of Harriot Daly Sigray 1931-1953
10/7 Silversmith Mining Company 1918-1927
10/8 David Stock 1946
10/9 Treasure State Mining Company 1936-1943
10/10 Valley Mercantile Company 1928-1934
Series III: Marcus Daly II Financial Records
0.4 linear feet
1916-1930
Subseries 1: Tax Records
1916-1930
Box/Folder
11/1 Income Tax, New York 1919
11/2 Income Tax, New York 1920
11/3 Income Tax, New York 1921
11/4 Income Tax, New York 1922
11/5 Income Tax, New York 1923
11/6 Income Tax, New York 1924
11/7 Income Tax, New York 1925
11/8 Income Tax, New York 1926
11/9 Income Tax, U.S. 1913-1915
11/10 Income Tax, U.S. 1916
11/11 Income Tax, U.S. 1917
11/12 Income Tax, U.S. 1918
11/13 Income Tax, U.S. 1919
11/14 Income Tax, U.S. 1920
11/15 Income Tax, U.S. 1921
11/16 Income Tax, U.S. 1922
11/17 Income Tax, U.S. 1923
11/18 Income Tax, U.S. 1924
11/19 Income Tax, U.S. 1925
11/20 Income Tax, U.S. 1926
11/21 Personal Tax, New York City 1917-1921
11/22 Financial Account Adjustments 1930-1931
11/23 Trial Balance July 31, 1930
Subseries 2: Land Investments
1925-1931
Box/Folder
108/4 Rams Island 1925-1931
108/5 Suffolk County Property 1926-1929
Series IV: Countess Margit Sigray Bessenyey Papers
11.0 linear feet
1955-1981
Subseries 1: Financial Records
9.6 linear feet
1956-1985
Box
12 Expenses 1956-1965
12 Personal Accounts 1968-1973
12 Horse Accounts 1960-1985
13 Horse Accounts 1960-1963
14 Horse Accounts 1961-1978
15 Horse Accounts 1963-1966
16 Horse Accounts 1968-1971
17 Horse Accounts 1972-1973
18 Horse Accounts 1974-1975
19 Horse Accounts 1976-1978
20 Horse Accounts 1983-1984
21 Horse Accounts 1984-1985
OS22 Cutting Horse Association Accounts 1965-1971
OS22 Listing of Horses 1960-1966
Subseries 2: Correspondence
0.2 linear feet
1958-1986
Box/Folder
23/1 Brown, H. Carroll 1960-1962
23/2 Clark, Helen 1962-1971
23/3 Cunningham, Rose 1965-1968
23/4 Foreman, Monte 1961-1964
23/5 Hyland, Virginia T. 1958-1962
23/6 Johnson, Virginia 1965-1966
23/7 Kronovet, Saul Duff 1964-1965
23/8 McDonald, Phillip 1964-1968
23/9 Pewett, Robert A. 1963-1966
23/10 Miscellaneous 1962-1979
Subseries 3: Subject Files
0.8 linear feet
1929-1986
Box/Folder
24/1 Adenosine Triphosphate, undated
24/2 Bitter Root Competitve Trail Ride 1966-1972
24/3 Bitter Root Competitive Trail Ride, publicity 1966-1972
24/4 Catalog for Mail Orders, Horsemanship and Farming 1959-1972
24/5 Cattle, Registered 1965-1966
24/6 Census of Agriculture Survey 1964, 1970
24/7 Chelation, undated
24/8 Comfrey 1963
24/9 Endurance and Trail Ride Information 1960-1962
24/10 Endurance Ride, Conditioning Articles 1963
24/11 Equipment 1962-1964
24/12 Fallout Shelters 1961
24/13 Feed and Fences 1965-1971
24/14 Fertilizer 1966-1967
24/15 Graphoanalysis of Bitterroot Farm undated
25/1 Health Bulletin 1965
25/2 Horse Account, Financial Statements 1985-1986
25/3 Horseshoe Supplies 1970
25/4 Industrial Accident Board 1958-1966
25/5 Industrial Commission of Arizona 1964-1966
25/6 Job Inquiries 1960-1972
25/7 Kelp for Livestock, undated
25/8 Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital 1929-1932, 1969
25/9 Montana State College, Soil and Hay Analysis 1959-1965
25/10 Montana State Water Conservation Board 1962-1970
25/11 Montana Weed Law 1951, 1968
25/12 Mower 1967
25/13 NATRC Material and Riding List 1968
25/14 Nematodes (attack face flies) undated
25/15 Northern Pacific Railroad 1959-1961
25/16 Paint, Farm Buildings and Pool Sweep 1965
25/17 Dr. Philip, Goods in storage with M. Bessenyey 1970
25/18 Saddles 1961-1966
25/19 Trailers 1962-1966
25/20 Twogoods, Goods in storage with M. Bessenyey undated
25/21 Water Lines, Daly Residential Property 1942
Subseries 4: Hungarian Horse Association
0.4 linear feet
1955-1981
Box/Folder
26/1 Hungarian Horse Breeding Records 1955-1966
26/2 Hungarian Horse Breeding Records 1965-1966
26/3 Certificates of Registration 1965-1972
26/4 Certificates of Registration 1968-1981
27/1 Publication, Kincsem, Aranyos, Imperial and the Others, by Oscar Rado and Robert Sivo, p. 1-149 1966
27/2 Publication, Kincsem, Aranyos, Imperial and the Others, by Oscar Rado and Robert Sivo, p. 150-299 1966
27/3 Publication, Kincsem, Aranyos, Imperial and the Others, by Oscar Rado and Robert Sivo, p. 300-447 1966

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Subgroup II:  Business Records, 1883-1992
34.3 linear feet and 70 volumes
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Series I: Bitterroot Stock Farm Records
16.4 linear feet and 44 volumes
1896-1986
Subseries 1: Administrative Records
0.2 linear feet
1901-1962
Box/Folder
28/1 Minute Book 1901-1962
28/2 Articles of Incorporation, Minutes, Correspondence re: Stock 1901-1960
28/3 Legal Papers 1901-1955
Subseries 2: Financial Records
13.6 linear feet and 44 volumes
1896-1987
Box/Folder
28/4 Index to 1897-1899 Ledger
28/5 Annual Statements 1896
28/6 Annual Statements 1897
28/7 Annual Statements 1898
28/8 Annual Statements 1899
28/9 Annual Statements 1900
28/10 Annual Statements 1901
28/11 Annual Report 1902
28/12 Annual Report 1904
28/13 Annual Report 1905
28/14 Annual Report 1909
28/15 Annual Report 1910
28/16 Annual Report 1911
29/1 Annual Report 1912
29/2 Annual Report 1913
29/3 Annual Report 1914
29/4 Annual Report 1915
29/5 Annual Report 1916
29/6 Annual Report 1917
29/7 Annual Report 1918
29/8 Report on Audit 1922-1923
29/9 Report on Audit 1924-1925
29/10 Report on Audit 1926-1927
29/11 Report on Audit 1928-1929
29/12 Report on Audit 1930-1931
29/13 Annual Report 1945
29/14 Annual Report 1946
29/15 Annual Report 1947
29/16 Annual Report 1948
29/17 Annual Report 1949
29/18 Annual Report 1950
29/19 Annual Report 1951
29/20 Annual Report 1952
29/21 Annual Report 1953
29/22 Annual Report 1954
29/23 Annual Report 1956
29/24 Income Tax 1953
29/25 Income Tax 1954
29/26 Condition Report: Valley Mercantile, Bitterroot Stock Farm and Ravalli Land and Irrigation 1924-1925
29/27 Monthly Reports 1952
29/28 Monthly Reports 1953
29/29 Monthly Reports 1954
30/1 Monthly Reports 1955
30/2 Financial Correspondence 1977-1985
30/3 Farm Account, "M" Ledger 1981-1985
30/4 Financial Statements, 1977 1978
30/5 Financial Statements, 1978 1979
30/6 Financial Statements, 1980 1981
30/7 Financial Statements, 1981 1982
30/8 Financial Statements, 1982 1983
30/9 Financial Statements, 1983 1984
30/10 General Journal, 1976-1977 1982
30/11 Income Tax 1980
30/12 Income Tax 1981
30/13 Income Tax 1982
30/14 Income Tax 1983
30/15 Income Tax 1985
30/16 Income Tax 1986
31/1 Investments, "B" Ledger 1980-1985
31/2 Investments, "B" Ledger 1986
31/3 Investments, "B" Ledger 1980-1984
31/4 Investments, Stock Ledger 1975-1984
31/5 Montana Corporation License Tax 1977-1983
31/6 Work Papers 1985-1986
31/7 Work Papers 1986-1987
108/7 Miscellaneous Financial Records 1914-1951
31/8 Miscellaneous, Financial 1981 and 1986
108/6 Dividends 1941-1946
Box
32 Sales April 1, 1930-October 31, 1932
Box
33 Sales 31-76 November 2, 1932-March 31, 1936
Box
34 Sales 80-112 April 6, 1936-May 31, 1938
Box
35 Sales June 1, 1938-July 31, 1940
Box
36 Sales August 1, 1940-August 11, 1945
Box
37 Sales August 26, 1943-June 30, 1947
Box
38 Sales July 1, 1947-June 30, 1951
Box
39 Sales July 1, 1951-March 31, 1959
Box
40 Sales March 25, 1961-October 31, 1967
Box
41 Sales February 12, 1971-January 2, 1975
Box
42 Sales January 1984-
Box
42 Purchases 1985
Box
42 Journal 1391-1464 September 1, 1929-June 1, 1930
Box
43 Journal 1465-1617 June 1, 1930-March 31, 1932
Box
44 Journal 1618-1770 April 1, 1932-April 1, 1934
Box
45 Sales October 31, 1967-March 24, 1961
Box
46 Journal 1771-1829 April 1, 1934-October 1, 1935
Box
47 Journal 1895-2002 October 1, 1935-February 28, 1937
Box
48 Journal 2003-2110 March 1, 1937-May 31, 1938
Box
49 Journal 2111-2216 June 1, 1938-Febraury 29, 1940
Box
50 Journal 2217-2347 March 1, 1940-January 1, 1942
Box
51 Journal 2349-2603 January 1, 1942-March 31, 1946
Box
52 Journal 2407-2472 November 1, 1942-November 30, 1943
Box
52 Journal 2473-2549 December 1, 1943-March 31, 1945
Box
53 Journal 2604-2745 April 1, 1946-November 1948
Box
54 Journal 2747-2896 December 1, 1949-March 1, 1952
Box
54 Trial balances, 1931 March 1948
Box
55 Trial balances, 1931 March 1948, April 1948
Box
OS56 Payroll
[Restricted]
1960-1985
Box
OS57 Wages by Ranch 1911-1949
Box
OS57 Assessments 1925-1950
Box
OS58 Hay Inventory, Leases and Insurance 1925-1951
Box
OS59 Inventory by Company 1906-1911
Volume
1 Ledger 1897-1899
Volume
2 Ledger 1900-1901
Volume
3 Ledger 1902-1906
Volume
4 Ledger 1907-1909
Volume
5 Ledger 1910-1913
Volume
6 Ledger 1913-1922
Volume
7 Ledger 1922-1931
Volume
8 Ledger 1931-1944
Volume
9 Ledger 1945-1950
Volume
10 Ledger 1950-1968
Volume
10 Insurance 1953-1968
Volume
10 Payroll 1952-1969
Volume
11 Ledger 1969-1985
Volume
12 Journal Oct. 1900-Dec. 1901
Volume
13 Journal 1907-1918
Volume
14 Journal and Cash Book 1918-1936
Volume
15 Journal and Cash Book 1936-1950
Volume
16 Journal 1950-1982
Volume
17 Check Register July 1899-Aug. 1900
Volume
18 Check Register Aug. 1900-Feb. 1902
Volume
19 Cash and Check Register 1907-1918
Volume
20 Combined Cash Journal Apr. 1950-Nov. 1970
Volume
21 Combined Cash Journal 1980-1986
Volume
22 Sales 1905-1911
Volume
23 Inventory 1912-1931
Volume
24 Purchases and Sales Records 1907-1909
Volume
25 Sales 1912-1918
Volume
26 Sales 1918-1931
Volume
27 Sales 1931-1938
Volume
28 Sales 1938-1949
Volume
29 Sales 1949-1954
Volume
30 Sales 1954-1960
Volume
31 Sales 1960-1966
Volume
32 Sales 1967-1973
Volume
33 Land Sales Ledger 1908-1937
Volume
34 Land Sales Ledger 1938-1972
Volume
35 Current Assets Ledger 1913-1986
Volume
36 Inventory 1932-1959
Volume
37 Machinery and Equipment Register 1960-1984
Volume
38 Deed File Inventory 1950-1975
Volume
39 Investments, Ledger/Journal 1961-1975
Volume
40 Investments Journal 1976-1985
Volume
41 General Ledger 1959-1984
Volume
42 Combined Cash Journal Jan. 1959-Dec. 1968
Volume
43 Combined Cash Journal 1980-1985
Volume
44 Bailed Hay 1911-1922
Volume
44 Tractor/Cattle Work 1941-1949
Volume
45 Crop Record by Lease 1937-1959
Subseries 3: Correspondence
2.4 linear feet
1896-1959
Box/Folder
60/1 Margit Sigray Bessenyey 1948-1959
60/2 H. Carroll Brown and Family 1922-1949
60/3 H. Carroll Brown and Family 1951
60/4 H. Carroll Brown and Family 1952-1953
60/5 H. Carroll Brown and Family 1954-1957
60/6 Laura Brunage 1934-1948
60/7 C. A. Crawford 1896-1920
60/8 C. A. Crawford 1921-1923
60/9 C.A. Crawford 1924-1929
60/10 C. A. Crawford 1930-1934
61/1 C. A. Crawford 1935-1937
61/2 C. A. Crawford 1938-1942
61/3 C.A. Crawford 1943-1945
61/4 C.A. Crawford 1946-1947
61/5 Marcus Daly II 1913-1919
61/6 Marcus Daly II 1920-1931
61/7 Marcus Daly II 1937-1957
61/8 Margaret P. Daly 1916-1925
61/9 Margaret P. Daly 1926-1940
62/1 Horace H. Durston 1947-March, 1948
62/2 Horace H. Durston April 1948-December 1948
62/3 Horace H. Durston 1949
62/4 Horace H. Durston 1950
62/5 Horace H. Durston 1951
62/6 Horace H. Durston 1952
62/7 Horace H. Durston 1953-1954
62/8 Horace H. Durston 1955
62/9 Horace H. Durston 1956
62/10 Horace H. Durston 1957
108/10 Horace H. Durston, Miscellaneous Correspondence 1957
63/1 James W. and Mary D. Gerard 1922-1938
63/2 James W. and Mary D. Gerard 1940-1943
63/3 James W. and Mary D. Gerard 1944-1946
63/4 James W. and Mary D. Gerard 1947
63/5 James W. and Mary D. Gerard 1948
63/6 James W. and Mary D. Gerard 1949
63/7 James W. and Mary D. Gerard 1950
63/8 James W. and Mary D. Gerard 1951
63/9 Mary D. Gerard 1952
63/10 Mary D. Gerard 1953
64/1 Mary D. Gerard 1954
64/2 Mary D. Gerard 1955-1956
64/3 T. F. O'Brien 1920-1923
64/4 T. F. O'Brien 1924-1931
64/5 T. F. O'Brien 1932-1933
64/6 T. F. O'Brien 1934-1935
64/7 T. F. O'Brien 1936-1937
64/8 T. F. O'Brien 1938-1940
64/9 T. F. O'Brien 1941-1942
64/10 T. F. O'Brien 1943-1945
64/11 T. F. O'Brien 1946-1947
65/1 Harriot Sigray 1922-1940
65/2 Skinner Irrigation Company 1927-1928
65/3 Correspondence 1949-1951
65/4 Correspondence 1952-1954
65/5 Correspondence 1955-1958
65/6 Unidentified Letter Fragments 1917-1934
Subseries 4: Subject Files
0.2 linear feet
1959-1982
Box/Folder
65/7 Acreage Contract List 1970s
65/8 Rights of Way and Deeds 1959-1977
66/1 Water Rights 1963
66/2 Water Rights 1982
109/1 Stock Farm 1925-1943
109/2 Stock Farm 1944-1950
Subseries 5: Maps 1896-1964
Box/Folder
66/3 Aerial Maps, Stock Farm Property 1968-1972
Map Case
MC VII 2 Bitterroot Stock Farm Maps 1912-1964
Map Case
MC VII 3 Maps 1896-1914
Series II: Lexington Foundry Records, 1886-1889 and Tuttle Mercantile Records
0.2 linear feet
1889-1917
Box/Folder
67/1 Articles of Incorporation and Minutes
1 volume
1886-1917
Series III: Republican Ditch Company Records
1 linear foot
1883-1901
Box/Folder
68/1 Agreement, Minutes, and Financial Records 1883-1894
68/2 Minutes 1894-1895
68/3 Minutes 1901
68/4 Stock Record 1889-1894
68/5 Stock Record 1894-1896
68/6 General Journal 1894-1901
68/7 General Ledger 1894-1901
68/8 Cash Book 1897-1901
68/9 Financial Records 1893-1899
Series IV: Hamilton Flour Mill Company Records
0.2 linear feet
1898-1917
Box/Folder
69/1 Articles of Incorporation and Minutes 1898-1917
69/2 Stock Certificate Book 1898-1914
69/3 Certificate of Increase of Capital Stock +1901
Series V: Cattle Company Records
0.2 linear feet
1898-1902
Box/Folder
70/1 General Journal 1898-1902
70/2 General Ledger 1898-1902
Series VI: Lakeview Land and Cattle Company Records
0.4 linear feet and 1 volume
1901-1917
Box/Folder
71/1 Articles of Incorporation and Minutes 1901-1917
71/2 General Journal 1903-1916
71/3 General Ledger 1903-1916
71/4 Stock Certificate Book 1901-1914
71/5 Application for Dissolution, 1 folder 1917
Volume
46 Cash Book 1903-1917
Series VII: Ward Ditch Company Records
0.2 linear feet
1901
Box/Folder
72/1 Minutes 1901
Series VIII: Yale Mining Company
0.2 linear feet
1901-1910
Box/Folder
73/1 Articles of Incorporation and Minutes 1901-1910
73/2 Stock Certificate Book 1901-1909
73/3 Proxy Statements 1909
Series IX: Ravalli Land and Irrigation Company Records
4.4 linear feet and 9 volumes
1901-1953
Box/Folder
74/1 Minute Book 1901-1945
74/2 Audit Reports 1916, 1917, 1922-1931
74/3 Balance Sheet 1920-1946
74/4 Inventory 1936-1943
74/5 Journal 1940-1945
Box
75 Journal 194-325, Cash Vouchers 206-110 April 30, 1917-March, 31, 1922
Box
76 Journal 336-056, Cash Vouchers 114-326 March 31, 1922-June 30, 1926
Box
77 Journal 057-148, Cash Vouchers 337-598 June 30, 1926-November 30, 1929
Box
78 Journal 149-214, Cash Vouchers 599-869 December 1, 1929-May 31, 1932
Box
79 Journal 186-269, Cash Vouchers 865-1105 June 1, 1933-April 1, 1934
Box
80 Journal, Cash Vouchers 1100-1351 April 1, 1934-March 31, 1935
Box
81 Journal, Cash Vouchers 1468-1574 April 1, 1936-March 31, 1938
Box
82 Journal, Cash Vouchers 1575-1797 April 1. 1938-March 31, 1940
Box
83 Journal, Cash Vouchers 1798-2015 April 1, 1940-March 31, 1942
Box
84 Journal, Cash Vouchers 2016-2126 April 1, 1942-October 16, 1944, July 1946
85/1 Water Problem 1951-1953
85/2 Water Problem 1951-1953
85/3 Water Problem 1951-1953
Volume
47 Journal 1902-1924
Volume
48 Journal 1924-1934
Volume
49 Journal 1934-1940
Volume
50 Ledger 1902-1916
Volume
51 Ledger 1916-1928
Volume
52 Ledger 1928-1940
Volume
53 Ledger 1940-1945
Volume
54 Cash Book 1902-1928
Volume
55 Cash Book 1929-1945
Series X: Daly Realty Company Records
0.6 linear feet
1903-1976
Box/Folder
86/1 Articles of Incorporation and Minutes, 1 volume 1903-1976
86/2 General Journal 1903-1972
86/3 General Ledger 1903-1972
87/1 Check Book 1952-1961
87/2 Tax Workpapers 1972-1980
87/3 Tax Workpapers 1980-1985
87/4 Miscellaneous 1914-1968
Series XI: Valley Mercantile Company Records
7 linear feet and 70 volumes
1908-1935
Box
88 General Ledger Indexes, Vols. 1-6
89 Petty Ledger Indexes, Vols. 2-4
90 Petty Ledger Indexes, Vols. 5-7
Box/Folder
91/1 Corporate Minute Book 1908
Box/Folder
91/2 Stock Certificates 1908-1934
Box/Folder
92/1 Bank Statements 1930-1934
Box/Folder
92/2 Bank Statements 1930-1934
Box/Folder
92/3 Bank Statements 1930-1934
Box/Folder
92/4 Bank Statements 1930-1934
Box/Folder
93/1 Inventory of Horses, Wagons, and Harnesses 1914
Box/Folder
93/2 Audit Reports 1922-1931
Box/Folder
94/1 Unidentified Book of Names
Box/Folder
94/2 Unidentified Index
95 Financial Statements, A-O Feb.-Sept. 1919
96 Financial Statements, P-Z Feb.-Sept. 1919
97 Financial Statements, A-O Aug. 1922-March 1923
98 Financial Statements, P-Z Aug. 1922-March 1923
99 Financial Statements, A-O July 1928-Dec. 1928
100 Financial Statements, P-Z July 1928-Dec. 1928
Volume
56 General Journals Jan. 1908-Jan. 1910
Volume
57 General Journals Feb. 1910-Jan. 1911
Volume
58 General Journals Feb. 1911-Jan. 1912
Volume
59 General Journals Feb. 1912-Nov. 1912
Volume
60 General Journals Dec. 1912-Dec. 1913
Volume
61 General Journals Jan. 1914-May 1915
Volume
62 General Journals June 1915-Mar. 1917
Volume
63 General Journals Mar. 1917-Apr. 1919
Volume
64 General Journals Apr. 1919-May 1922
Volume
65 General Journals June 1922-Apr. 1925
Volume
66 General Journals May 1925-Nov. 1928
Volume
67 General Journals Apr. 1929-Jan. 1935
Volume
68 General Ledgers 1908
Volume
69 General Ledgers 1909-1910
Volume
70 General Ledgers 1910-1912
Volume
71 General Ledgers 1912-1914
Volume
72 General Ledgers 1914-1916
Volume
73 General Ledgers 1917-1919
Volume
74 General Ledgers 1924-1928
Volume
75 General Ledgers 1928-1935
Volume
76 Cash Book 1908-1909
Volume
77 Cash Book 1910-1912
Volume
78 Cash Book 1912-1914
Volume
79 Cash Book 1914-1915
Volume
80 Cash Book 1916-1919
Volume
81 Cash Book 1919-1926
Volume
82 Cash Book 1926-1929
Volume
83 Cash Book 1928-1935
Volume
84 Petty Ledger, No. 2 A-L 1908-1909
Volume
85 Petty Ledger, No. 2 K-Z 1908-1909
Volume
86 Petty Ledger, No. 3 A-K 1909
Volume
87 Petty Ledger, No. 3 L-Z 1909
Volume
88 Petty Ledger, No. 4 A-G 1910
Volume
89 Petty Ledger, No. 4 H-O 1910
Volume
90 Petty Ledger, No. 4 P-Z 1910
Volume
91 Petty Ledger, No. 5 A-G 1910
Volume
92 Petty Ledger, No. 5 H-O 1910
Volume
93 Petty Ledger, No. 5 P-Z 1910
Volume
94 Petty Ledger, No. 6 A-G 1911
Volume
95 Petty Ledger, No. 6 H-O 1911
Volume
96 Petty Ledger, No. 6 P-Z 1911
Volume
97 Petty Ledger, No. 7 A-G 1912
Volume
98 Petty Ledger, No. 7 H-O 1912
Volume
99 Petty Ledger, No. 7 P-Z 1912
Volume
100 Petty Ledger, No. 8 A-G 1913
Volume
101 Petty Ledger, No. 8 H-O 1913
Volume
102 Petty Ledger, No. 8 P-Z 1913
Volume
103 Petty Ledger, No. 9 A-G 1914
Volume
104 Petty Ledger, No. 9 H-O 1914
Volume
105 Petty Ledger, No. 9 P-Z 1914
Volume
106 Petty Ledger, No. 10 A-G 1915
Volume
107 Petty Ledger, No. 10 H-O 1915
Volume
108 Petty Ledger, No. 10 P-Z 1915
Volume
109 Petty Ledger, No. 11 A-G 1916
Volume
110 Petty Ledger, No. 11 H-O 1916
Volume
111 Petty Ledger, No. 11 P-Z 1916
Volume
112 Petty Ledger, No. 12 A-G 1917
Volume
113 Petty Ledger, No. 12 H-O 1917
Volume
114 Petty Ledger, No. 12 P-Z 1917
Volume
115 Petty Ledger, No. 13 A-G 1917
Volume
116 Petty Ledger, No. 13 H-O 1917
Volume
117 Petty Ledger, No. 13 P-Z 1917
Volume
118 Petty Ledger, No. 14 A-G 1918
Volume
119 Petty Ledger, No. 14 H-O 1918
Volume
120 Petty Ledger, No. 14 P-Z 1918
Volume
121 Check Register 1926-1935
Volume
122 Trial Balance 1929
Volume
123 Register of Bad Debt, Volume 1 circa 1911-1930
Volume
124 Register of Bad Debt, Volume 2 1923-
Volume
125 Bills Receivable Register 1909-1911, 1923-1931
Series XII: Bitterroot Realty Company Records
1 linear foot and 3 volumes
1931-1944
Box/Folder
101/1 Cash Vouchers, Bank Statements, and Trial Balances 1941-1944
101/2 Financial Records 1931-1941
101/3 Financial Records 1931-1943
101/4 Correspondence 1935-1943
102/1 General Ledger, Northcliffe 1928-1931
102/2 General Journal, Northdcliffe 1928-1931
102/3 General Ledger, Rhododendron 1928-1931
102/4 General Journal, Rhododendron 1928-1931
102/5 Trial Balances 1935-1943
103/1 Rhododendron, Financial and Correspondence 1928-1930
103/2 Rhodendron and Northcliffe, Financial and Correspondence 1931-1932
103/3 Rhododendron, Financial and Correspondence 1933-1934
103/4 Rhododendron, Financial and Correspondence 1934-1935
108/8 Seattle 1918-1944
Volume
126 Ledger 1931-1944
Volume
127 Journal and Cash 1931-1944
Volume
128 Minutes 1931-1944
Series XIII: Daly Mining Company Records
0.2 linear feet
1903-1924
Box/Folder
108/9 Miscellaneous 1904-1918
Volume
104 Stock Certificate Book 1903-1924
Series XIV: Big Sky Management Company Records
2.3 linear feet
1972-1992
Subseries 1: Financial Records
1.5 linear feet
Restricted
1985-1988
Box
OS105 Check Register and Journal 1985-1986
OS105 Financial Statements 1986-1987
OS105 Financial Statements 1987-1988
Subseries 2: Correspondence
0.2 linear feet
1985-1992
Box/Folder
106/1 Faxes to New York 1991-1992
106/2 Fish and Game 1986-1989
106/3 General Correspondence 1986-1992
106/4 Haines, Harry A. 1985-1990
106/5 Johnson, Vaughn 1986, 1992
106/6 Moore, Rice, O'Connell and Refling 1986, 1992
Subseries 3: Subject Files
0.6 linear feet
1972-1992
Box/Folder
106/7 Ravalli County Airport, Hamilton 1972, 1977-1978
106/8-9 Auction of Daly Estate, Gardner Auction Service 1986
106/10 Margit Bessenyey Estate 1985-1987
106/11 Margit Bessenyey Estate 1980-1987
106/12 Bessenyey, Ravalli County Bank 1987
106/13 Bids on Barn Roofs 1987-1988
106/14 Bid on House 1987
106/15 Breeding Contracts 1987
106/16 Bulls, Registration 1977-1985
106/17 Carriages, Repair and Rebuild 1987
106/18 Cattle Sale Information November, 1985-September, 1986
106/19 Cattle Sale Information October, 1986-September, 1987
106/20 Cattle Sale Information October, 1987-September, 1988
107/1 Cattle Sale Information October, 1988-September, 1989
107/2 Cattle Sale Information October, 1989-September, 1990
107/3 Fuel Prices 1985
107/4 Hall and Hall 1987-1992
107/5 Horse Information 1986-1987
107/6 Hungarian Horse Sales 1987
107/7 Hungarian Horse Sales 1987-1988
107/8 Hunting Contract, Lazy T4 Outfitters 1982, 1987-1988
107/9 Hunting Contract, Lazy T4 Outfitters 1990
107/10 Logging Contract 1986
107/11 Mine Road Project 1977
107/12 Newspaper Clippings 1986-1988
107/13 Newspaper Clippings 1986-1988
107/14 Newspaper Clippings 1987-1988
107/15 Paint Estimates 1989
107/16 Sale of Warehouse 1986
107/17 Shelton Ranch Hunting 1986

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Subjects

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the online catalog. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.

    • Family Names :
    • Daly family
      • Geographical Names :
      • Bitterroot River Valley (Mont.)
      • Hamilton (Ravalli County, Mont.)
      • Subject Terms :
      • Bitterroot River Valley (Mont.)
      • Business records--Montana
      • Cattle trade--Montana
      • Hamilton (Ravalli County, Mont.)
      • Irish Americans--Montana
      • Irrigation--Montana
      • Land companies--Montana
      • Livestock--Breeding--Montana--Bitterroot River Valley
      • Real estate business--Montana
      • Retail trade--Montana
      • Retail trade--Montana--Hamilton (Ravalli County)
      • Form or Genre Terms :
      • Family papers--Montana
        • Occupations :
        • Businessmen--Montana
        • Other Creators :
        • Bessenyey, Margit Sigray
        • Daly, Marcus, d.1930
        • Daly, Margaret Price Evans, 1853-1941
        • Big Sky Management Company
        • Bitterroot Realty Company
        • Bitterroot Stock Farm
        • Daly Mining Company
        • Daly Realty Company
        • Hamilton Flour Mill Company
        • Lakeview Land and Cattle Company
        • Lexington Foundry
        • Ravalli Land and Irrigation Company
        • Republican Ditch Company
        • Tuttle Mercantile
        • Valley Mercantle Company
        • Ward Ditch Company
        • Yale Mining Company

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