Guide to the Farmers Cooperative Irrigation Company papers,
1902-1932

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Farmers Cooperative Irrigation Company (Idaho)
Title: Farmers Cooperative Irrigation Company papers
Dates: 1902-1932 ( inclusive )
1903, 1932 ( bulk )
Quantity: 1 box (.5 linear foot )
Collection Number: USU_COLL MSS 110
Summary: Collection contains correspondence, notes, and documents pertaining to the formation of the Farmers Cooperative Irrigation Company in Idaho and two of its bond issuances, the first in 1903 and the second in 1923. Includes information on the development and growth of the Payette River irrigation project and early settlement of the Payette Valley as well as agricultural development of the Intermountain West.
Repository: Utah State University. Special Collections and Archives
Manuscript Collection

Merrill-Cazier Library
Utah State University
3000 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322-3000
Phone: 435 797-1663
Fax: 435 797-2880
Email: scweb@usu.edu

Languages: Collection materials are in English. 
Sponsor: Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008

Historical Note

The Farmers Cooperative Irrigation Company came into being in 1900 when they purchased the Payette Valley Irrigation and Water Company. This new company was an Idaho based corporation bonded by New York investors. In 1902 the Company wished to retire these New York bonds, and recapitalize. Through the auspices of the Utah Mortgage and Loan Company of Logan, Utah they contracted for new bonds with the Peoples Bank and Trust Company of Rockford, Illinois.

Content Description

This collection documents two periods of the company's history, 1903 and 1923. As might be expected, both periods concern finances. In 1903 the Fanners Cooperative Company bonded with the Peoples Bank and Trust Company in order to upgrade their capital facilities. Of the documents from this transaction, perhaps the most interesting and enlightening is a 1902 abstract, written by U.M.L.Co. Vice-president A.J. Thampson, that chronicles the early development and growth of the Payette river irrigation project and the early settlement of the Payette Valley. The 1923 material again documents a bond issuance by the Peoples Bank and Trust Company.

The collection, although small in size, addresses two significant themes regarding the agricultural development of the intermountain west. One being, the involvement of Utah capital in financing these projects. And, the other being, the legal opinions, from western lawyers, that appear in the collection.

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 Farmers Cooperative Irrigation Company papers must be obtained from the Special Collections Manuscript Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.

Preferred Citation :  

Farmers Cooperative Irrigation Company papers, 1902-1932. (COLL MSS 110). Utah State University. Special Collections and Archives Department.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Arranged in numeric sequence according to Box and Folder.

Acquisition Information :  

Some of the records of the Farmers Cooperative Irrigation Company found their way into the papers of the Utah Mortgage and Loan Company papers. The latter papers have been donated to the Special Collections Department, with this collection being broken off into its own collection.

Related Materials :  

Utah Sierra Club papersCOLL MSS 148


Detailed Description of the Collection

Records pertaining to the formation and the operation of the company

Folders 11 - 24 contain outgoing correspondence.

Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
1 1 1902 abstract establishing the Farmers Cooperative Irrigation company
This document details the history of the company's predecessor the Payette Valley Irrigation and Water Power Company. It also describes the area in which the water was to be appropriated from.
1 2 1903 Board of Directors resolution
1 3 1903 Stockholders resolution
1 4 Deed of Trust with the Peoples Bank and Trust Company, Rockford, Illinois 1903
1 5 Financial statements from 1905 and 1906
1 6 Water claims
1 7 1923 stockholders resolution to borrow $78,000
1 8 Deed of trust with the Peoples Bank and Trust Company 1923
1 9 Trustee resignation documents 1932
1 10 Miscellaneous notes
1 11 Farmers Cooperative Irrigation Company 1903
1 12 Farmers Cooperative Irrigation Company 1922
1 13 Farmers Cooperative Irrigation Company 1923
1 14 Peoples Bank and Trust Company 1922
1 15 Peoples Bank and Trust Company 1923
1 16 Peoples Bank and Trust Company 1932
1 17 Richards and Haga Attorneys of Law 1923 January
1 18 Richards and Haga Attorneys of Law 1923 April-May
1 19 Richards and Haga Attorneys of Law Undated
1 20 Utah Mortgage and Loan Company 1902-1903
1 21 Utah Mortgage and Loan Company 1922 November-December
1 22 Utah Mortgage and Loan Company 1923 January-February
1 23 Utah Mortgage and Loan Company 1923 March-May
1 24 Utah Mortgage and Loan Company 1932

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Subjects

    • Corporate Names :
    • Farmers Cooperative Irrigation Company (Idaho)--Records and correspondence.
    • Payette Valley Irrigation and Water Power Company (Idaho)
    • People's Bank and Trust Company (Rockford, Ill.)--Records and correspondence.
    • Utah Mortgage and Loan Company (Logan, Utah)--Records and correspondence.
    • Utah State University. Libraries. Special Collections and Archives.  ( contributor)
    • Subject Terms :
    • Irrigation projects--Idaho--Payette River Valley.
    • Irrigation--Idaho--History.
    • Geographical Names :
    • Payette River Valley (Idaho)--History.

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