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C. H. C. Anderson Papers:

A Guide



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Anderson, C. H. C.
Title: C. H. C. Anderson Papers
Dates: 1897-1911
Abstract: The C. H. C. Anderson Papers consist primarily of correspondence and document the activities of livestock breeder and farmer C.H.C. Anderson in Illinois and Texas from 1897 to 1911. Correspondence relating to railroad construction through Ector County touches on Anderson's interest in economic growth for the area.
Identification: GA20
Extent: 9 folders (0.12 linear ft.)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries

Biographical Note

C.H.C. Anderson was a livestock breeder and manager of Fairview Farm, located six miles northeast of Carlinville, Illinois from 1899 until 1907. The farm specialized in the breeding of large English Berkshire Swine, Felch Light Brahmas, and Barred Plymouth Rock Poultry. In 1907, Mr. Anderson moved to Ector County, Texas. His farm, "Prairie Home Farm" was located six miles west of Judkins, a Station on the Texas Pacific Railway, located in Southwest Ector County. He also sought to establish the town of Prairie Home, but his plan was soon abandoned. Although he remained in Ector County only until 1913, moving to Dallas where he remained a resident for 57 years, he benefited from the Ector County oil boom which began in 1926. In addition to his livestock and farming activities, Anderson was also a postmaster, oil broker, credit manager, and owner of an employment agency at various times in his life and a prominent member of the Methodist Church.

Source: C.F. Anderson, noted layman, dies at 92. (July 19, 1970). Dallas Morning News, p.30.


Scope and Contents

The C.H.C. Anderson Papers, 1897 - 1911, consist primarily of correspondence to and from C. H. C. Anderson. Included is correspondence dealing with agricultural matters, such as crops and livestock. There is also personal correspondence relating to railroad construction. The correspondence was transacted while Mr. Anderson was living in Macoupin County, Illinois, and Ector County, Texas.


Organization

Materials are arranged chronologically.

Restrictions

Access

Open for research.


Index Terms

These materials are indexed under the following headings in the catalog of The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
Persons
Anderson, C. H. C.--Correspondence.
Subjects
Farmers--Texas--Ector County--Correspondence.
Farmers--Illinois--Macoupin County--Correspondence.
Alternate Titles
Historical Manuscripts Collection

Administrative Information

Provenance

The Anderson Papers were purchased by the donor at an antique paper convention.

Citation

C.H.C. Anderson Papers, GA20, Box Number, Folder Number, Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries.

Acquisition

The C.H.C. Anderson Papers were donated in 1985 to Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries, by Dr. Jerome Rodnitzky, a professor of history at UTA who specializes in the intellectual and cultural history of the United States. Accessioned as number 85-129.

Processing Information

Processed by Robert W. Sears, July 11, 1985


Administrative Information

Grant Support

The retrospective updating and conversion of this finding aid was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications & Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Special Collections "Documenting Democracy: Access to Historical Records" project, 2014-2015.


Container List

Box Folder
GA20 1 [19 June 1897]
ALS., 1 p., [G. Ordil], [Rantoul(?), Illinois] to [Clement Sanders], [St. Joe, Illinois]. Letter concerning the shelling, and sale of 414 bushels of corn and the payment thereof [Accompanied by envelope addressed to Clement Sanders, St. Joe, Ill[nois], postmarked Rantoul(?), Ill.,[June 19, 1897].



Box Folder
GA20 2 7 December 1897
ALS., 2pp., [Pug Bernett], Portsmouth, Va. to Cut/Cris [C.H.C. Anderson, Jr.], [Carlinville, Illinois]. Letter concerning personal matters, such as railway employment and sports. [Accompanied by envelope addressed to Mr. C.H.C. Anderson, Jr., Carlinville, Illinoise [sic.], postmarked Portsmouth, Va., Dec. 7, [18]97, with attached 2 cent stamp. Hotel Portsmouth letterhead.]



Box Folder
GA20 3 13 December 1902
TLS, 1 p., J.H. Snoddy, Alton, Illinois to Mr. W.V.P. Anderson, Carlinville, Illinois. Correspondence concerning hog Cholera and its treatment. [Accompanied by envelope addressed to Mr. W.V.P. Anderson, Carlinville, Ill., postmarked Alton, Ill., Dec. 13, 1902, with attached 2 cent stamp. [The Snoddy Remedy letterhead.]



Box Folder
GA20 3 13 December 1902
PF., 1 p., J.H. Snoddy, Alton, Illinois to W.V.P. Anderson. Receipt for expense of trip to see hogs, $1.50. (Includes adv. (letterhead) "The Dr. J.H. Snoddy Remedy Co. manufactures of the Snoddy Remedy for Hog Cholera and Swine Plague Des Moines, Ia. Wichita, Kan. Alton, Ill.").



Box Folder
GA20 3 "Special Instructions for the use of the Snoddy Remedy for Hogs". The Dr. J.H. Snoddy Remedy Co., Alton, Illinois November 6, 1902
4 pp. Directions for treatment of hog Cholera.



Box Folder
GA20 3 26 November 1902
ALS., 1p., C.H.C. Anderson, Fairview Farm, Carlinville, Illinois to Mr. A.J. Lovejoy, Roscoe, Illinois. Concerning the participation of a Mr. Council in a Chicago Livestock sale. Includes reply from A.J. Lovejoy. [28 November 1902] Typed. Explains reason for Council not attending Chicago Sale; Council was included in the sale catalog of Col. Mills. Signature stamped. (Accompanied by envelope addressed to Mr. C.H.C. Anderson, Carlinville, Ill., postmarkde Roscoe, Ill., Nov. 28, 1902, with attached 2 cent stamp. Envelope feautures advertisement for "International Livestock Exposition, Nov. 29 to Dec. 6, 1902, Union Stock Yards, Chicago, Ill. C.H.C. Anderson and Co., Fairview Farm letterhead.)



Box Folder
GA20 4 28 January 1903
ALS., 1 p., Samuel Gowin, Six Mile, Ill. to Mr. C.H.C. Anderson, Carlinville, Illinois. Inquiry about the price of a young Berkshire sow. (Accompanied by envelope addressed to Mr. C.H.C. Anderson and Co., Carlinville, Ill., postmarked Six Mile, Ill., Jan. 29, 1903, with attached 2 cent stamp. Return address (printed) - "Sam Gowin, Proprietor of Walnut Shade Poultry Farm, Sumner, Lawrence Co., Ill." Reverse has advertisement for Merchant's Gargling Oil Liniment.)



Box Folder
GA20 4 21 May 1903
ALS., 1 p., F.W. Morgan, Beloit, Wisconsin to Mr. C.H.C. Anderson and Co., Carlinville, Ill. Inquiry about description and price of Berkshire boar. Letterhead "Morgan Farm, Beloit, Wis." (Accompanied by envelope addressed to C.H.C. Anderson and Co., Carlinville, Ill., postmarked Beloit, Wis., May 22, 1903, with attached 2 cent stamp. Envelope - "Morgan Farm, Beloit, Wis.")



Box Folder
GA20 5 11 February 1906
ALS., 1 p., Leigh F. Maxey, Curran, Ill. to Mr. C.H.C. Anderson, Carlinville, Ills. Subscription renewal to Wallace Farmer for 3 years. Rate of $2 letterhead, "Leigh F. Maxey, Breeder and Grower of Leaming (Yellow) Seed Corn. Reverse, Description of Leaming Seed Corn, printed. (Accompanied by envelope addressed to Mr. C.H.C. Anderson, Jr., Carlinville, Ill., postmarked Curran, Ill., Feb. 13, 1906, with attached two 1 cent stamps.)



Box Folder
GA20 6 14 February 1908
Tscc., 1 p., Thos. W. Lingle, Carlinville, Ill. to Mr. Anderson (C.H.C. Anderson), [Judkins, Texas]. Correspondence regarding payment of note to Blackburn College, Carlinville, Ill. Local liquor options in Texas and Illinois. (Accompanied by envelope addressed to Mr. C.H.C. Anderson, Judkins, Texas, postmarked Carlinville, Ill., Feb. 14, 1908, with attached 2 cent stamp. Letterhead - Blackburn College, Carlinville, Ill.)



Box Folder
GA20 6 "Bulletin of Blackburn College", vol. II, No. 3 December, 1907
published by Blackburn University, Carlinville, Ill. List Board of Trustees. Article on the proposed endownment of $20,000 to be given by Andrew Carnegie. Also "College Notes".



Box Folder
GA20 7 28 May 1910
ALS, 1p., Jacob Martz, Martinsville, Ill., to [C.H.C. Anderson], [Judkins, Texas]. Concerning pigs purchased from Mr. Anderson. (Accompanied by envelope addressed to Mr. C.H.C. Anderson, Prerie [sic.] Home, Ector Co., Texas). Features pictures and information on Martinsville, Ill. "Return in 5 day to Jacob Martz, Justice of Peace, Martinsville, Illinois." *Postmarked, 28 May 1910, with attached 2 cent stamp.



Box Folder
GA20 7 10 July 1910
ALS, 4p., "Mother", Carlinville, Ill. to [Mr. and Mrs. C.H.C. Anderson, Prairie Home, Ector Co., Texas]. General correspondence about family, trips, etc. (Accompanied by envelope addressed to Mr. and Mrs. C.H.C. Anderson, Prairie Home, Ector Co., Texas, postmarked Carlinville, Ill., [10 July 1910], with attached 2 cent stamp. Return address, W.E.P. Anderson, Carlinville, Ill. Envelope features advertisement of Macoupin Co. Court House Jubilee.)



Box Folder
GA20 7 [29 August 1910]
ALS, 1p., Will B. Otwell [Carlinville, Ill.] to [C.H.C. Anderson, Prairie Home, Texas]. General correspondence about business matters. (Accompanied by envelope addressed to C.H.C. Anderson, Prarie Home, Texas, postmarked Carlinville, Ill., 29 August 1910, with attached 2 cent stamp. Return address, Will B. Otwell, Carlinville, Ill. Envelope advertises Otwell's Farmer Boy.)



Box Folder
GA20 7 31 January 1910
ALS, 1p., Jacob Martz, Martinsville, Illinois to [C.H.C. Anderson, Prairie Home, Texas]. Correspondence regarding the purchase of swine. (Accompanied by envelope addressed to C.H.C. Anderson, Prairie Home, Ector Co., Texas, poatmarked Martinsville, Ill., 31 January 1910, with attached 2 cent stamp. Return address, Jacob Martz, Martinsville, Ill. Envelope advertises Martinsville, Ill.)



Box Folder
GA20 7 28 November 1910
TSCC, 2p., Edward E. Higgins, New York to [Mr. C.H.C. Anderson, Rrairie Home, Texas]. Concerning purchase of "The World's Greatest Books." Letterhead, "Success Magazine, The Success Company, Success Magazine Bldg., New York."



Box Folder
GA20 7 28 November 1910
PF., 1p., The Success Company, New York to Mr. C.H.C. Anderson, Prairie Home, Ector Co., Texas. Invoice for "The World's Greatest Books."



Box Folder
GA20 7 28 November 1910
TSCC, 1p., Edward E. Higgins, New York to Mr. C.H.C. Anderson, Prairie Home, Texas. Correspondence regarding the shipment of books and payment of bill. (Accompanied by envelope addressed to Mr. C.H.C. Anderson, Prairie Home, Texas, postmarked Madison Square Station, New York, [Dec. 1], 1910, with attached 2 cent stamp. Return address, Success Magazine, 29-31 East 22d St., New York.)



Box Folder
GA20 8 10 October 1911
TLS., 1p., F.M. Bralley, Austin, Texas to Mr. C.H.C. Anderson, Carlinville, Ill. Correspondence concerning petition for election. (Accompanied by envelope addressed to Mr. C.H.C. Anderson, Carlinville, Ill., postmarked Austin, Texas, 10 Oct. 1911, with attached 2 cent stamp. Return address, State Department of Education, Austin, Texas).



Box Folder
GA20 9 Undated
PF., 1p., Wallaces' Farmer, Des Moines, Iowa to Leigh F. Maxey, Curran, Illinois. Three Year Subscription Blank. $2.00 Subscription Fee For Wallaces' Farmer for three years. Reverse has advertisement for Wallaces' Farmer (Accompanied by envelope addressed to Wallaces' Farmer, Des Moines, Iowa, undated. Return address, Leigh F. Maxey, Curran, Ill.)



Box Folder
GA20 9 Undated
PF., 4p., Confirmation of Order and Subscription Order Blank (includes duplicates) for Success Magazine. (Accompanied by envelope to Mr. Edward E. Higgins, Success Magazine Building, New York, undated).