Intermountain Title Guaranty Company Papers: Finding Aid

Finding aid prepared by Go Oyagi, September 2, 2010.
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Overview of the Collection

Title: Intermountain Title Guaranty Company Papers
Dates (inclusive): 1927-1928
Collection Number: mssIntermountain title papers
Creator: Intermountain Title Guaranty Company.
Extent: 91 items in 1 box.
Repository: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. Manuscripts Department
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, California 91108
Phone: (626) 405-2129
Email: reference@huntington.org
URL: http://www.huntington.org
Abstract: This collection is comprised of 91 items, dating from 1927-1928, related to the establishment of the Intermountain Title Guaranty & Trust Company of Salt Lake City, Utah, consisting chiefly of correspondence regarding the assignments of posts in the new organization and the feasibility of the new business in Utah.
Language: English.

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Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item]. Intermountain Title Guaranty Company Papers, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

Provenance

In Library, 1992.

Historical Note

The Intermountain Title Guaranty & Trust Company was established in Salt Lake City, Utah, probably in 1927. It is worth noting that the company was called the Intermountain Title Guaranty Company in most sources from 1928. The corporation was the first organization in the state which engaged in the land title guaranty. Stephen L. Chipman, the first President of the company, was from an established family in American Fork, Utah, who ran Chipman Mercantile Company.

Scope and Content

This collection consists of 91 pieces of correspondence and ephemera that are related to the establishment of the Intermountain Title Guaranty & Trust Company.
The majority (77 items) of the collection is correspondence regarding the assignments of the posts in the new organization and the feasibility of the new business in Utah. Major posts are held by those who had been already connected to real estate business and were from a higher stratum of the society, such as successful proprietors, bankers, accountants, and lawyers. As noted above, the Presidency was taken by Stephen L. Chipman; Vice-Presidency, L. W. Smeltzer, a member of the executive committee of the Utah League of Building and Loan Association; Treasurer, R. L. Conely, Secretary and Treasurer of Intermountain Lloyds, and so on.
Almost all letters mention that the new title guaranty company would contribute to the people in the state as well as be profitable to the investors. For example, I. E. Brockbank contends in his letter to Chipman that title insurance is more reliable than the abstract title system which Utah had at that time.
Ephemera are composed of reprints of transaction records, articles, and pamphlets of the title guaranty companies in other states. These materials are supposed to be used when the Intermountain Title Guaranty & Trust Company called for the investment.

Arrangement

Arranged in 1 box in the following order: Correspondence (chronological order); Ephemera.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the Huntington Library's Online Catalog.  

Subjects

Intermountain Title Guaranty Company.
Businessmen -- Utah -- 20th century.
Title companies -- Utah -- Archives.
Trust companies -- Utah -- Archives.
Salt Lake City (Utah)

Forms/Genres

Ephemera -- Utah -- 20th century.
Letters (correspondence) -- Utah -- 20th century.


Collection Contents

Box 1

Correspondence and Ephemera

Folder 1

1927, Sep. 27. Chipman, Stephen L. 1 letter to R. L. Conely. 1 item.

Folder 2

1927, Sep. 28. Alexander, Daniel. 1 letter to Stephen L. Chipman. 1 item.

Folder 3

1927, Sep. 28. Beesley, Wilford A. 1 letter to Stephen L. Chipman. 1 item.

Folder 4

1927, Sep. 28. Clegg, Peter. 1 letter to Stephen L. Chipman. 1 item.

Folder 5

1927, Sep. 28. Conely R. L. 1 letter to Stephen L. Chipman. 1 item.

Folder 6

1927, Sep. 28. Grua, O. E. 1 letter to Stephen L. Chipman. 1 item.

Folder 7

1927, Sep. 28. Morris, Nephi L. 1 letter to Stephen L. Chipman. 1 item.

Folder 8

1927, Sep. 28. Russell, Harry H. 1 letter to Stephen L. Chipman. 1 item.

Folder 9

1927, Oct. 1. Smeltzer, L. W. 1 letter to Stephen L. Chipman. 1 item.

Folder 10

1927, Oct. 3. Larsen, J. N. 1 letter to Stephen L. Chipman. 1 item.

Folder 11

1927, Oct. 4. Dye, S. G. 1 letter to Stephen L. Chipman. 1 item.

Folder 12

1927, Oct. 4. Reeder, W. H. 1 letter to Stephen L. Chipman. 1 item.

Folder 13

1927, Oct. 6. Carr, Alex. E. 1 letter to Nephi L. Morris. 1 item.

Folder 14

1927, Oct. 8. Chipman, W. S. 1 letter to Stephen L. Chipman. 1 item.

Folder 15

1927, Oct. 8. Unidentified addresser. 1 letter to Stephen L. Chipman. 1 item.

Folder 16

1927, Oct. 11. Truitt, George L. 1 letter to Stephen L. Chipman. 1 item.

Folder 17

1927, Oct. 12. Marcusen, Carl R. 1 letter to Stephen L. Chipman. 1 item.

Folder 18

1927, Oct. 19. Ellis, D. W. and Zinn, C. V. 1 letter to Stephen L. Chipman. 1 item.

Folder 19

1927, Oct. 25. Allen, R. E. 1 letter to Stephen L. Chipman. 1 item.

Folder 20

1927, Nov. 9. Cheney, A. M. 1 letter to Stephen L. Chipman. 1 item.

Folder 21

1927, Nov. 10. Kauson, Hyrum J. 1 letter to Stephen L. Chipman. 1 item.

Folder 22

1927, Nov. 12. Fredrickson, J. F. 1 letter to Stephen L. Chipman. 1 item.

Folder 23

1927, Nov. 12. Unidentified addresser. 1 letter to Stephen L. Chipman. 1 item.

Folder 24

1927, Nov. 15. Anderson, Byron and Holmgren, Homer. 1 letter to Stephen L. Chipman. 1 item.

Folder 25

1927, Nov. 15. Goddard, J. Percy. 1 letter to Stephen L. Chipman. 1 item.

Folder 26

1927, Dec. 6. Ellertson, Jesse N. 1 letter to Stephen L. Chipman. 1 item.

Folder 27

1927, Dec. 17. Cline, Sam. 1 letter to Stephen L. Chipman. 1 item.

Folder 28

1927, Dec. 17. Hilton, William A. 1 letter to Stephen L. Chipman. 1 item.

Folder 29

1927, Dec. 22. Andrus, R. H. 1 letter to Stephen L. Chipman. 1 item.

Folder 30

1927, Dec. 23. Gardner, H. A. 1 letter to Stephen L. Chipman. 1 item.

Folder 31

1927, Dec. 28. Harris, Fisher. 1 letter to Stephen L. Chipman. 1 item.

Folder 32

1927, Dec. 29. Ward, Clarence T. 1 letter to Stephen L. Chipman. 1 item.

Folder 33

1928, Jan. 5. Hammond, James T. 1 letter to Intermountain Title Guaranty Co. 1 item.

Folder 34

1928, Jan. 5. Montgomery, L. C. 1 letter to Stephen L. Chipman. 1 item.

Folder 35

1928, Jan. 5. Stanley, George B. 1 letter to Stephen L. Chipman. 1 item.

Folder 36

1928, Jan. 6. Alexander, Daniel. 1 letter to Stephen L. Chipman. 1 item.

Folder 37

1928, Jan. 7. Carlson, O. W. 1 letter to Stephen L. Chipman. 1 item.

Folder 38

1928, Jan. 9. Van Pelt, Henry V. 1 letter to Stephen L. Chipman. 1 item.

Folder 39

1928, Jan. 10. Jellison, Robert T. 1 letter to Stephen L. Chipman. 1 item.

Folder 40

1928, Jan. 16. Moffat, David M. 1 letter to Stephen L. Chipman. 1 item.

Folder 41

1928, Jan. 18. Mangum, Lawrence. 1 letter to Stephen L. Chipman. 1 item.

Folder 42

1928, Jan. 18. Richards, Grand. 1 letter to Stephen L. Chipman. 1 item.

Folder 43

1928, Jan. 19. Baird, W. Eccles. 1 letter to Stephen L. Chipman. 1 item.

Folder 44

1928, Jan. 19. Butterfield, A. T. 1 letter to Stephen L. Chipman. 1 item.

Folder 45

1928, Jan. 19. Crockett, H. E. 1 letter to Stephen L. Chipman. 1 item.

Folder 46

1928, Jan. 19. Wilson, David J. 1 letter to Nephi Morris. 1 item.

Folder 47

1928, Jan. 21. Cook, Frank B. 1 letter to Stephen L. Chipman. 1 item.

Folder 48

1928, Jan. 21. Gaddis, Thomas E. 1 letter to Stephen L. Chipman. 1 item.

Folder 49

1928, Jan. 24. Cline, Sam. 1 letter to Frank Keller. 1 item.

Folder 50

1928, Jan. 27. Shields, E. LeRoy. 1 letter to Stephen L. Chipman. 1 item.

Folder 51

1928, Jan. 31. Champ, Frederick P. 1 letter to Stephen L. Chipman. 1 item.

Folder 52

1928, Feb. 1. Kirk, D. E. 1 letter to Stephen L. Chipman. 1 item.

Folder 53

1928, Feb. 1. Oldroyd, J. T. 1 letter to Stephen L. Chipman. 1 item.

Folder 54

1928, Feb. 2. Neslen, C. Clarence. 1 letter to Stephen L. Chipman. 1 item.

Folder 55

1928, Feb. 2. Palmer, B. C. 1 letter to Stephen L. Chipman. 1 item.

Folder 56

1928, Feb. 3. Ballif, George S. 1 letter to Stephen L. Chipman. 1 item.

Folder 57

1928, Feb. 3. Brockbank, I. E. 1 letter to Stephen L. Chipman. 1 item.

Folder 58

1928, Feb. 3. Jensen, John. 1 letter to Stephen L. Chipman. 1 item.

Folder 59

1928, Feb. 4. Shay, Reuben J. and Lunt, G. Hunter. 1 letter to Stephen L. Chipman. 1 item.

Folder 60

1928, Feb. 6. Dalley, Mayhew H. 1 letter to Stephen L. Chipman. 1 item.

Folder 61

1928, Feb. 7. Elsmore, Ray T. 1 letter to Stephen L. Chipman. 1 item.

Folder 62

1928, Feb. 14. Cutler, Harry M. 1 letter to Nephi Morris. 1 item.

Folder 63

1928, Feb. 14. Green, Wesley C. 1 letter to Nephi Morris. 1 item.

Folder 64

1928, Feb. 14. Kendall, Claude P. 1 letter to Nephi Morris. 1 item.

Folder 65

1928, Feb. 14. Porter, R. A. 1 letter to Stephen L. Chipman. 1 item.

Folder 66

1928, Feb. 14. Rice, S. J. 1 letter to Nephi Morris. 1 item.

Folder 67

1928, Feb. 15. Lee, Laurence F. 1 letter to Nephi Morris. 1 item.

Folder 68

1928, Feb. 15. Smith, Edgar E. 1 letter to Elias Morris & Sons Company. 1 item.

Folder 69

1928, Feb. 16. Beal, Henry E. 1 letter to Daniel Alexander. 1 item.

Folder 70

1928, Feb. 17. Clark, Edward O. 1 letter to Nephi Morris. 1 item.

Folder 71

1928, Feb. 17. Parcells, H. C. 1 letter to Stephen L. Chipman. 1 item.

Folder 72

1928, Mar. 10. Wood, J. R. 1 letter to Intermountain Title Guaranty Co. 1 item.

Folder 73

1928, Mar. 13. Alt, A.N. 1 letter to Alex E. Carr. 1 item.

Folder 74

1928, Mar. 16. Crothers, Thomas G. 1 letter to Nephi Morris. 1 item.

Folder 75

1928, Jun. 16. Backman, G. H. 1 letter to Stephen L. Chipman. 1 item.

Folder 76

1928, Jun. 18. Kemp, R. G. 1 letter to Stephen L. Chipman. 1 item.

Folder 77

Undated. Palmer, Nephi. 1 letter to Intermountain Title Guaranty Company. 1 item.

Folder 78

Ephemera. 14 items.