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Carter Bros. Hardware Co. records

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS E96

Overview

Receipts, correspondence, miscellaneous records, ledger, and accounts of the Carter Bros. Hardware Co., Garden City, Kansas.

Dates

  • 1900 - 1925

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.

Administrative History of Carter Bros. Hardware Co.

The Carter Brothers Store was established by Jacob V. and N.W. Carter in 1884. The firm changed owners several times, but finally came into the hands of Walter Oakley and Ira John Carter, his brother. Both W.O. and I.J. Carter held county and city offices and I.J. served in the state legislature. At a later period active management of the firm passed to R. Irving and Chester A. Carter, sons of W. O. Carter; thus, the Carters' represent three generations in the Garden City firm.

Biography Of W.O. Carter

W.O. Carter was one of the pioneers in pump irrigation in Finney County. The first centrifugal pump used for irrigation in the Garden City area was installed by him in the 1890's. Carter Brothers then began building pumping plants to irrigate entire farms in western Kansas.

Extent

32 Volumes (+ 2 folders)

Physical Location

RH MS E96

Physical Location

RH MS DK5

Physical Location

RH MS CK14

Physical Location

RH MS P274

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, John Okley Carter, 1959

Title
Guide to the Carter Brothers Hardware Company Collection
Subtitle
Carter Bros. Hardware Co. records
Author
Finding aid prepared by pg, 1975. Finding aid encoded by skt, 2006. Finding aid revised by cl, 2010.
Date
2006
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
Finding aid permalink
http://hdl.handle.net/10407/4334471012
Preferred citation
Carter Bros. Hardware Co. Collection, RH MS E96, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

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