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Collection 2130 - Bozeman Post Office Records, 1871-1912

Creator: Bozeman Post Office (Bozeman, Mont.)

Provenance Note: Record books maintained by the United States Post Office at Bozeman, Montana were transferred to Special Collections from the Museum of the Rockies on December 18, 1984. They had been initially donated by Jack Lutes to the Museum on November 9, 1962. A single volume from the Salesville (Gallatin Gateway) post office has been removed for separate processing.

Historical Note: The United States Post Office at Bozeman, Montana was established on December 7, 1868, and the first postmaster was Joseph Roth. Prior to that date mail was delivered to the town by private carriers. Other postmasters at Bozeman included: Joseph Hopkins Taylor, 1870-1883; Edward C. Alderson, 1883-1885; Robert P. Menefee, 1885-1889; George Budd, 1889-1892; Frank J. Nesbitt, 1892-1896; Daniels H. Brooks, 1896-1897; William B. Rurket, 1897-1902; Ira L. Kirk, 1902-1911, Allan Cameron, 1911-1915.

Content Description Note: The Bozeman Post Office records consist of a single volume cash book and eight volumes of account and record books. The volumes are not complete and have been chronologically arranged.

Contents

Box 1
Postmasters cash book, August 4, 1871-October 12, 1875
Postmasters account and record book, July 1887-June 30, 1891
Postmasters account and record book, December 1898-September 25, 1900
Postmasters account and record book, October 1901-October 6, 1902
Postmasters account and record book, October 1902-July 11, 1904
Postmasters account and record book, July 1904-June 25, 1906
Box 2
Postmasters account and record book, July 1906-June 22, 1908
Postmasters account and record book, July 1908-June 27, 1910
Postmasters account and record book, July 1910-April 1, 1912

Contents | Special Collections

Updated: 4/2/09