• [Western Americana] Assemblage Reflects Cattle Industry Of Late 19th, Early 20th Century

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    A nice assemblage of 13 documents largely reflecting the sale of cattle in the Western part of the United States in the late 19th and early 20 centuries. The grouping includes invoices and letters from a variety of livestock dealers, various sizes, including, in part:


    --Charles O. Robinson & Company, sellers of cattle, hogs, sheep. A TLS to W.D. Bateman of Great Falls, Montana.  Small part, “Enclosed find account of sales covering your two cars of cattle [which] were in no condition to sell Saturday so we carried them over until Monday and finally sold them as per your account...”


    --Clay, Robinson & Company, Live Stock Commission Stock Yards. A TLS to Messrs. Bateman, Brady & Switzer of Great Falls, Mont. “We beg to hand you herewith account sales and check for next proceeds of seven steers which we sold for your account...from Glasgow, Montana...”


    --Jas. G. Butler & Co., Tobacco Manufacturers, for apparent tobacco shipment.


    --Charles Berkner, Wholesale Hay, Grain and Feed and Alfalfa Meal.  Shipment of Hay.


    --Shannon Bros. & Co. Live Stock Commission Merchants, Chicago, being a promotional letter seeking to do business.


    --Charles O. Robinson & Company Live Stock Commission to D.W. Bateman of Great Falls, Montana. “...You are no doubt aware of the fact that the market is none to good and we do not look for much advancement...until later in November and by that time we are liable to run into a lot of bad weather which will no doubt start these cattle to shrink. They would probably not sell as well then as they would now...”


    Expected toning but overall in excellent condition.


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