Guide to the Anthon James Nielsen papers,

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Nielsen, Anthon James, 1866-1955
Title: Anthon James Nielsen papers
Dates: 1895-1915 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 14 boxes (5 linear ft. )
Collection Number: USU_COLL MSS 44
Summary: Mainly correspondence, business receipts, and bank statements dealing with Nielsen's various business enterprises during 1895-1915. Companies represented here include A.J. Knollin and Co. of Missouri; partnerships with E.J. Kearnes and B.R. Meek in sheep, land and livestock operations in Utah and Idaho; the Blue Creek Land and Livestock Company of Utah; the Riverdale Ranch near Preston, Idaho; and the Pacific Reclamation Company of Metropolis, Nevada.
Repository: Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library, Special Collections and Archives Division
Contact Information: Special Collections and Archives
Merrill-Cazier Library
Utah State University
Logan, UT
Telephone: 435-797-2663
Fax: 435-797-2880
Languages: Collection materials are in English. 
Sponsor: Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008

Biographical Note

Livestock dealer, land developer, and rancher in northern Utah and southern Idaho.

Content Description

The Papers of Anthon James Nielsen consists of 4.6 linear feet of material concerning Nielsen's various business enterprises during the period 1895 - 1915. Originally from Draper, Utah, Anthon (Tone) Nielsen worked as a sheep dealer for the A. Knollin Company of Kansas City, Missouri in his youth. Later he formed business associations with E.J. Kearnes and B.R. Meek in sheep, land and livestock operations in Utah and Idaho. During his time, Nielsen was involved with the Blue Creek Land and Livestock Company of Utah, the Riverdale Ranch near Preston, Idaho, and the Pacific Reclamation Company of Metropolis, Nevada. Correspondence, business receipts and bank statements pertaining to these endeavors comprise the main body of the collection.

The papers were donated to Utah State University in June of 1977 by Mr. Nielsen's daughter, Mrs. Carl(Jennie) Nielsen Ernstrom of Logan, Utah. Mrs. Ernstrom also authored a brief biography of her father and mother, Elizabeth Steele Nielsen.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  Restrictions

Open to public research.

Restrictions on Use :  Copyright

It is the responsibility of the user to obtain permission to publish from the owner of the copyright (the institution, the creator of the record, the author or his/her transferees, heirs, legates, or literary executors). The user agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Utah State University Libraries, its officers, employees, and agents from and against all claims made by any person asserting that he or she is an owner of copyright.

Permission to publish material from the Anthon James Nielsen papers must be obtained from the Special Collections Manuscript Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.

Preferred Citation :  

Anthon James Nielsen papers, 1895-1915. (COLL MSS 44). Utah State University. Special Collections and Archives Department.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Arranged by type of material and chronologically.

Acquisition Information :  

Donated to Utah State University in June of 1977 by Mr. Nielsen's daughter, Mrs. Carl(Jennie) Nielsen Ernstrom

Detailed Description of the Collection

1 l Incoming Correspondence, A thru B.
1 2 Incoming Correspondence regarding "Bishop's Court Case," Draper, Utah 1895 - 1896, Anthon Nielsen vs Thomas Parker
1 3 Incoming Correspondence, C thru D
1 4 Incoming Correspondence, E thru F
1 5 Incoming Correspondence, G thru H
1 6 Incoming Correspondence, I thru J
1 7 Incoming Correspondence, K thru L
1 8 Incoming Corespondence, A. J. Knollin & Co.,
1 9 Incoming Correspondence, A. J. Knollin & Co.,
2 1 Incoming Correspondence, M thru N
2 2 Incoming Correspondence, O thru R
2 3 Incoming Correspondence, S
2 4 Incoming Correspondence, T thru Z
2 5 Outgoing Correspondence, Miscellaneous Correspondence,
2 6 Christmas Cards, 1926-1927

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Idaho Business Reciepts
3 1 Bancroft & Buhl Idaho Businesses receipts.
3 2 Henry, McCammon, Malad, Mink Creek, Montpelier, Oakley, Oneida & Oxford Idaho Business Receipts.
3 3 Preston Business Receipts
3 4 Samaria, Soda Springs, Swan Lake, Thatcher, and Treasureton Business Receipts
3 5 New York Life Insurance Co.
3 6 Rocky Moutain Bell Telephone Co.
3 7 Salt Lake City Buslnesses Reciepts,
3 8 Business Receipts, Bear River City: Co-op, A. Nelson & Co., Bear River Dry Creek, Reservoir & Irrigation Company. Draper: Draper Mercantile & Manufacturing Company, Draper Excelsior Stock Farm. Farmington: Farmington Commercial & Manufacturing Company, South Jordan Milling Co. Gale: John C. Devine. Ibahpah: W. H. Thornton, General Merc. Plymouth: A. Goodliffe, General Merc. Snowville: Newey & Nelson, General Merc.
3 9 Freight Bills and Bills of Lading, Denver & Rio Grande Railroad, Oregon Short Line Railroad, Rio Grande Western Railroad, Southern Pacific, Union Pacific
3 10 Miscellaneous Bills & Receipts.

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State Bank Of Utah Correspondence And Statements
4 1 Correspondence to A. J. Nielson
4 2 Statement of Account 7-1-1897 to 12-1-1906
4 3 Charge Notices 7-17-1895 to 2-18-1904
4 4 Credit Statements 7-29-1895 to 12-17-1902
4 5 Deposit Slips 1-21-1895 to 1-29-1903
4 6 Cancelled Vouchers 5-1892 to 1-1898
4 7 Statements of Overdraft 5-1893 to 12-1906
4 8 Examples of Bank Forms
5 1 Cancelled Checks 1892
5 2 Cancelled Checks 1893
5 3 Cancelled Checks 1894
5 4 Cancelled Checks 1895
5 5 Cancelled Checks 1896
5 6 Cancelled Checks 1897
5 7 Cancelled Checks 1898
5 8 Cancelled Checks 1899
6 1 Cancelled Checks 1900
6 2 Cancelled Checks 1901
6 3 Cancelled Checks 190? & 1903
6 4 Cancelled Checks 1904 & 1905
6 5 Cancelled Checks 1906 & 1908

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Miscellaneous Bank Statements
7 1 Buhl, Idaho, Citizens State Banks
7 2 Preston, Idaho First National Bank
7 3 Ogden, Utah, First National Bank
7 4 Provo, Utah, First National Bank
7 5 Salt Lake City, Utah American National Bank Deseret National Bank Farmers & Stockgrowers Bank
7 6 Salt Lake City, Utah Wells Fargo & Company Zion's Savings Bank & Trust Co. Tremonton, Utah State Bank of Tremonton

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Check Books, Memorandum Books, And Note Books
8 Check Books, Memorandum Books, And Note Books

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Agreements, Certificates Of Registry, Etc.
8 1 Agreements Bills of sale for sheep, agreements for right of way,grazing permits and property transfer agreements.
8 2 CertificatesCertificates of registry and Sheep Commissioner certificates of health
8 3 Tax Notices box Elder County, Id Oneida County, Id Salt Lake Co., Ut Tooele Co., Ut
8 4 Land Patents & Mortgage Application and examination for Desert Land homestead claim
8 5 Statements of the Blackfoot Sheep & Ranch Accts. 1900-1902
8 6 Statements of the Blackfoot Sheep & Ranch Accts. 1909

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Nevada Correspondence And Related Papers
9 1 Correspondence A thru C
9 2 Correspondence D thru H
9 3 Correspondence I thru L
9 4 Correspondence M thru R
9 5 Correspondence S thru Z
9 6 Miscellaneous Correspondence
9 7 Miscellaneous papers relating to Pacific Reclamation company: time, checks, lists, estimates, one map, etc.

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Nevada Bank Statements & Business Receipts, , 1910-1912
10 1 Bank Statements
10 2 Freight Receipts
10 3 Business Receipts A thru J
10 4 Business Receipts K thru M
10 5 Business Receipts N thru P
10 6 Business Receipts R thru Sh
10 7 Business Receipts Si-St
10 8 Business Receipts
10 9 Business Receipts
10 10 Business Receipts V thru W
10 11 Miscellaneous Business Receipts

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12 Publications The National Sheepherders Bulletin. Bailey's Indo-System: a key to Health, Success & Happiness. Abstract of Record for 1908 Utah Supreme Court Case: Blue Creek Land & Livestock Co., VS Annie Anderson et al. Illustrated Brochure: Kansas City Stock Yards & Packing House Interests. Livestock Report. Metropolis Chronicle. The American Sheep-Breeder & Wool-Growers.

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13 Miscellaneous

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Envelopes Book and Account Books
14 Envelopes
14 Book #1: Account Book
(Mostly Empty)
14 Book #2: Account Book
(Mostly Empty)

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    • Personal Names :
    • Ernstrom, Jennie Nielsen, b. 1891? Biography of Anthon James Nielsen.  ( contributor)
    • Ernstrom, Jennie Nielsen, b. 1891? Biography of Esther Elizabeth Steele Nielsen.  ( contributor)
    • Meek, B. R.
    • Nielsen, Anthon James, 1866-1955.
    • Nielsen, Esther Elizabeth Steele, 1871-1941.
    • Corporate Names :
    • A.J. Knollin and Co. (Missouri)
    • Blue Creek Land and Livestock Co. (Utah)
    • Pacific Reclamation Co. (Nevada)
    • Riverdale Ranch (Idaho)
    • Subject Terms :
    • Ranching--West (U.S.)
    • Sheep industry--West (U.S.)

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