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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Content

Organization

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Correspondence

Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Leonard de Bona:

An Inventory of His Papers, 1887-1903 and undated, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator Bona, Leonard de
Title: Leonard de Bona Papers,
Dates: 1887-1903 and undated
Abstract: The papers of Leonard de Bona, dating from 1887-1903 and undated, contain letters relating to his Eagle Pass Hardware and Supply Store. Most letters are from neighboring Texas communities ordering supplies.
Collection # S 1762.1
Quantity: 1 box (1 linear foot)
Language English
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

Leonard de Bona was an Italian immigrant and businessman in Eagle Pass, Texas, who ran an importation business, as well as a hardware, and supply store, in that area for nearly 20 years.

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Scope and Content

The Leonard de Bona Papers consists of correspondence relating to Leonard de Bona's Eagle Pass Hardware and Supply Store from 1887-1903 and undated. There are approximately 500 letters of varying condition, some browning. Most corresondence are from neighboring Texas communities, often ordering supplies, although some range in distance as far as San Antonio, and importers in Chicago and the northeast.

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Organization

The collection is organized by correspondence and chronologically.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Open for research

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Index Terms

The subject headings used by the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library are derived from the Library of Congress and/or locally developed.
Subjects (Persons)
Bona, Leonard de.
Subjects (Organizations)
Eagle Pass Hardware and Supply Store of Texas.
Subjects (Places)
Eagle Pass (Tex.)
Eagle Pass (Tex.)--History.
Subjects
Hardware.
Italian American business.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Bona, Leonard de, Papers, 1887-1903 and undated, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Acquisition

Collection accession #(s):
2012-0198-X

Purchase, 2012

Processed by

Whitney Farmer, 2012

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Collection Inventory

Correspondence

box folder
1 1 1887-1888
2 January 13, 1889 - May 31, 1889
3 June 2, 1889 - July 31, 1889
4 August, 1889
5 September, 1889
6 October, 1889
7 November, 1889
8 December, 1889
9 1890-1894
10 1895
11 June 15, 1903
12 Undated

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