Raymond Cattle Company Records: Finding Aid mssRCC

Kelly Kress
The Huntington Library
April 2022
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, California 91108
Business Number: (626) 405-2191

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.

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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

Box 1, Folder 1

Bozeman Production Credit Association 1952-1958

Box 1, Folder 2

Family papers 1912-1961

Box 1, Folder 3

Federal Land Bank of Spokane 1934-1957

Box 1, Folder 4

Land and water documents 1894-1961

Box 2, Folder 1

Maps 1938 and undated

Box 1, Folder 5

Receipts and other financial documents 1899-1948

Box 1, Folder 6

Swastika Farms letterhead approximately 1910

Box 1, Folder 7

Tax returns 1948-1950