Archives of the Montpelier Historical Society
include miscellaneous parts of organizational and personal records. Includes a ledger of
the Montpelier Athletic Club (1926-1937); a school supply financial ledger (1909-1911);
exhibit notes from the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers; Montpelier Pavilion Corporation
record (1906); journal and genealogy of Edward Burgoyne (photocopy, ca. 1880s); receipts
of T.L. Glenn, attorney (1898-1906); and some examples of early Salt Lake Valley money,
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Collection materials are in English.
Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant,
In May of 1991 the Bear Lake County Historical Society was founded by the Bear Lake
County Commissioner's, Ordinance 91-01, according to the wishes of Commissioner Ron Law
and DUP County Pres. Lois Lee Hulme for the purpose of creating a museum to hold relics
and artifacts for the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers, as well as to begin collections of
local railroad memorabilia, histories and artifacts. A board of directors headed first
by Hulme and later by Bear Lake Valley residents, Allene Daines, Ruth Nelson, John Cook
and Sherry Brown. In 1998 the historical society's museum, named the Rails and Trails
Museum, eventually moved from its original location in the old Burgoyne Hotel to the
lower floor of the National Oregon/California Trail Center. There it works in a
separate, but complimentary function to the trail center and is open Monday through
Saturday, from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
Source: Updated January 9, 2004 by BLCHS Pres. Sherry Brown and former board member,
Rosa Moosman, using original BLCHS documents.
The Bear Lake County Historical Society collection, donated to Utah State University
Special Collections in the year of the society's formation, comprises a variety of
material relating to the growth and development of Montpelier, Idaho, from 1811 - 1956.
In particular, the collection contains the journal of Edward Burgoyne and the records of
T.L. Glenn, lawyer and mayor of Montpelier. In addition to this, there are ledgers from
the Montpelier Athletic Club and a school supply financial ledger. The exhibition notes
of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers for their "Relic Room" displayed for Pioneer Days,
along with news clippings are available in a ledger. There is also a collection of
receipts from residents Alf Stoner and David and Charlotte Hunter. The Montpelier
Pavilion Corporation records are also among these papers. The full collection is
contained in two boxes.
Use of the Collection
Restrictions on Access : Restrictions
Open to public research.
Restrictions on Use : Copyright
It is the responsibility of the user to obtain permission to publish from the owner of
the copyright (the institution, the creator of the record, the author or his/her
transferees, heirs, legates, or literary executors). The user agrees to indemnify and
hold harmless the Utah State University Libraries, its officers, employees, and agents
from and against all claims made by any person asserting that he or she is an owner of
Permission to publish material from the Montpelier Historical Society archives must
be obtained from the Special Collections Manuscript Curator and/or the Special Collections
Preferred Citation :
Montpelier Historical Society archives, 1811-1956. (COLL MSS 197) Utah State University.
Special Collections and Archives Department.
Arranged in numeric sequence according to Box and Folder
Acquisition Information :
Acquisition information is unknown
Detailed Description of the Collection
Montpelier Athletic Club Ledger: Page 1-36 of this
ledger is a monthly record form Dec. 1926-Jan. 1937 of money spent in a possible
athletic club. Blank until page 65 where there is an itemized listing of each club
member and amount paid to the club
School Supply Financial Ledger: Financial ledger
Exact purpose is unknown, but is probably a record of the money a school spent for
supplies, and from whom they were bought. Copmpanies include: Atlas School Supply
Co.-Chicago, AB Chaffee Co.-Pocatello, Rand McNally-Chicago, W.R.
DUP "Relic Room" Exhibit Notes
Ledger includes a newspaper clipping from July 30,
1920 which tells of a soon established "relic room". The room, a project of Mrs.
O. H. Groo and Mrs. Ashley, exhibits relics of pioneer days
Itemize notes of donated/borrowed relics for the exhibition. It also gives a
description of the item and who donated it.
Two hand-written pages that were taken from fd.
3a. Written in 1933, and tells of the relic exhibit established in 1920. Tells that
in 1927 the relics were turned over to the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers. Then
follows a list of the most valued treasures in the exhibit
One hand-written page found in fd. 3a. The page
tells the ancestry of Pernecy Francis Allen Williams. She was born Jan. 27, 1842,
and died Nov. 23, 1893
Consists of: Articles of Incorporation, by-laws, list of stock holders, minutes of
meetings. Also includes certificates of stock reissued or canceled, transfer
records, dividend book, and bills payable.
Journal of Edward Burgoyne: Edward Burgoyne's
private journal in photocopy
First entries are from England and Wales. Later entries concerned Burgoyne store
accounts, including names and amounts owed to store. Included also are pgs. of
genealogy. Edward was born in Wales on Feb. 22, 1835. He converted to the Mormon
church and travelled to Utah. He settled in Cache Valley, set up, and operated the
first carding mill and loom in that territory. In 1864 he moved to what is now
Montpelier. Burgoyne became one of the largest real-estate owners of the city. In
1880 he started the Burgoyne Mercantile Co., which became a very prosperous and
Collection of receipts, memorabilia and
correspondence from Montpelier residents. Arranged by name where
Alf Stoner's personal receipts. Receipts range
Include Electric bill receipts, receipt for the Montpelier Examiner, and
David and Charlotte Hunter's personal receipts.
Tax receipts as old as 1875. Tithing receipts from 1908. Receipt from the Burgoyne
Store, and other personal receipts. Also contains a personal post card.
Contains miscellaneous memorabilia
Contains playbill for the King George V. Theatre, price scale for sewing stockings
from 1811 to 1842, certificate of ordination to the L.D.S. priesthood for
Nathaniel J. Snyder, and Zions Bank remakes of Kirtland money and early Salt Lake
Personal items of Dr. G.L. Rees, Molen Rees, and A.R. Munk.
Miles Milling Company ledger dated
This Montpelier company sold mostly flour, wheat, and corn, but also oil and coal
to individuals and various companies such as to Skaggs Safeway Store, Jones
Market, Home Bakery, Royal Bakery, and Grand Cafe.
Receipts of T.L. Glenn-Attorney: T.L. Glenn's
personal and professional receipts. Glenn was an Attorney
Receipts from 1898-1906.
Family Names :
Personal Names :
L.--Records and correspondence.
Corporate Names :
Athletic Club--Records and correspondence.
Pavilion Corporation--Records and correspondence.
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Subject Terms :
Geographical Names :
Valley Utah and (Idaho)--History--Sources.