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Guide to the Beckwith & Company financial records

Identifier: H97-25

Scope and Content

This collection is comprised mainly of financial records from some of the companies managed by A.C. Beckwith, most likely from the probate file settling his estate after his death in 1896. Among the information to be found are personal account balances/charges, monthly and daily activities, individual and store purchases, and cash flow. Journals, cash books and petty ledgers often provide details about financial transactions, while information within general ledgers is generally abstract.


  • 1876-1906


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Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Copy Restrictions

Limited duplication of print materials allowed for research purposes. User is responsible for all copyright compliance.

Biographical Note

Beckwith & Company was a prominent commercial business in Uinta County. Asahel Collins Beckwith, a man with much business acumen, had been a rancher in Nebraska but found his true calling selling general merchandise in Southwest Wyoming and Northwest Utah under the business names of Beckwith & Company; Beckwith, Quinn and Company; and Beckwith and Lauder. In 1872, Beckwith relocated his commerical company to Evanston, and by the 1890s had expanded his area of operation from Evanston to include Uinta County, the surrounding area, and even places along the Union Pacific Railroad line. In addition, Beckwith branched out into banking, insurance, and coal.


56 Volumes


This collection is comprised mainly of financial records from some of the companies managed by A.C. Beckwith., selling general merchandise, banking, insurance and coal


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Acquisition Information

Most likely a part of the Beckwith Estate court case. Transferred to Historical Division from Archives Division Septembertember 8, 1997.

Related Material

00086, Beckwith Commercial Company records, American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming.

Separated Material

Three business ledgers, 1880s, with extensive mold and insect damage destroyed Februaryruary 1998.

Processing Information

Finding aid prepared in 1997 by Carl Hallberg

Guide to the A.C. Beckwith Financial Records, 1876-1906
Edited Full Draft
Suzi Taylor
© 2021
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Finding aid is in English

Repository Details

Part of the Wyoming State Archives, Wyoming Cultural Resources Division, Wyoming Department of State Parks & Cultural Resources Repository

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