Creator: Burton, Louisa, 1838-1913

Provenance Note: An original ledger book kept by Louisa Burton was donated to Montana State University by the Western Heritage Center of Billings, Montana on June 3, 1983.

Historical Note: Louisa Stone was born on March 17, 1838 in Missouri. She married Samuel King and the couple had 11 children. In 1864 the King family moved to Alder Gulch, Montana, and afterwards to the outskirts of Bozeman where Samuel died in 1873. In April 1875 Louisa married Mark Burton and the couple lived on the King property until Mark's death in 1883. In partnership with her son, Granville A. King, Louisa rented pasture at her farm to area stockgrowers and sold garden produce. She died on January 8, 1913.

Content Description Note: The Louisa Burton ledger lists transactions from 1889 to 1895. Information includes the surname of the stockgrower, the number and dates of cattle or horses pastured, and prices charged. There are also brief household account entries, and some data on vegetable sales to Bozeman residents.

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Updated: 11/17/14