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  • Conditions Governing Access
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  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
  • Biographical / Historical
  • Scope and Contents
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  • Contributing Institution: The Huntington Library
    Title: Raymond Cattle Company records
    Creator: Raymond Cattle Company
    Identifier/Call Number: mssRCC
    Physical Description: 1.63 Linear Feet (2 boxes)
    Date (inclusive): 1889-1961
    Abstract: Materials related to the Raymond Cattle Company and Raymond family, including financial documents, correspondence, maps, and ephemera.
    Language of Material: Materials are in English.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Open for use by qualified researchers and by appointment. Please contact Reader Services at the Huntington Library for more information.

    Conditions Governing Use

    The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item]. Raymond Cattle Company records, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Purchased from Back of Beyond Books, March 2022.

    Biographical / Historical

    Winthrop Raymond moved from Ohio to Montana with his family in 1865. He opened a grocery store with his brother in Virginia City, Montana, which eventually expanded into a horse and cattle breeding business. In 1889 Raymond moved to the Ruby Valley, where he purchased land and founded the town of Sheridan. He had three children: Delilah Raymond, Mary Raymond Johnson, and Carrie Raymond Junod.

    Scope and Contents

    Materials related to the Raymond Cattle Company and the Raymond family of Sheridan, Montana. Primarily financial documents including receipts and correspondence dealing with loans, real estate, and mortgages; as well as individual and partnership tax returns. There are also several miscellaneous receipts for livestock sales, stock certificates, and city services. Land and water documents include mining claims, a grazing permit, and correspondence related to irrigation and drainage, including an agreement with the Northern Pacific Railway Company. A small amount of family materials include Carrie Raymond Junod's typewritten will and a few unidentified photographs. There are four maps of the Sheridan area, including a 1938 hand drawn map of the town, and two drawings of the Raymond property.

    Processing Information

    Processed at the time of accessioning by Kelly Kress in April 2022.


    Arranged alphabetically according to subject.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Cattle -- Economic aspects -- West (U.S.)
    Family-owned business enterprises -- United States
    Irrigation water -- West (U.S.)
    Ranchers -- Montana
    Montana -- History
    Ruby Valley (Mont.)
    Sheridan (Mont.)
    Financial records