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William A. Scouton Papers, 1884-1956

Collection Overview

Title: William A. Scouton Papers, 1884-1956


Creator: Scouton, William A. (1861-1936)

Extent: 0.5 Linear Feet

Languages: English [eng]


Inkster, North Dakota, business owner

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The William A. Scouton Papers date from 1884 to 1956 and contain materials regarding Scouton's businesses.  This includes account books, correspondence, bills and receipts.

The collection also contains information related to Inkster, North Dakota, including baseball score books, a journal for the Northern Evangelical Ladies Aid, programs of the Inkster City Band, the first issue of The Inkster Enterprise from 1886, an undated promotional pamphlet, and miscellaneous information.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: Open for inspection under the rules and regulations of the Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections.

Acquisition Method: Donation; the original acquisition records are unavailable

Preferred Citation: (Description of Item). William A. Scouton Papers.  OGLMC 5, Box #, Folder #.  Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections, Chester Fritz Library, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks.

Finding Aid Revision History: Finding aid input to Archon in July 2014.

Box and Folder Listing

Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Business correspondence, bills and receipts, 1894-1908Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Business correspondence, bills and receipts, 1896-1920Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Blue print of railroads and grain elevators in InksterAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Inkster Baseball Score Book, 1908-1915, 1931Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Inkster Baseball Score Book, 1915-1916Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Account book, 1893-1899Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Account books, 1896-1905Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Northern Evangelical Ladies Aid Ledger, Inkster, North Dakota, 1887-1912Add to your cart.
Includes meeting minutes and membership information
Folder 9: MiscellaneousAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Inkster City Band Concert Program, 19 April 1911Add to your cart.
Item 2: Inkster City Band Concert Program, 19 April 1911Add to your cart.
Item 3: When the Bottom Will Fall Out of the Land Business.  Great Western Printing Co., Minneapolis, undatedAdd to your cart.
Promotional pamphlet regarding Inkster, with photographs and text
Item 4: Correspondence from Edward Inkster (Oakland, California) to Omer Scouton (Inkster, North Dakota), 19 June 1956Add to your cart.
Item 5: Menu from The Palace of Sweets Caterer-Restaurateurs, 28 October 1917Add to your cart.
Location of restaurant is unknown
Item 6: Obituary for Dr. Fred G. Lundy of InksterAdd to your cart.
Photographs :Add to your cart.
Separated and placed in the Photograph File Cabinets.
Photograph 1: Scouton and Dane Johnson, Minto, Dakota Territory, June 1884Add to your cart.
Photograph 2: Color postcard of the Seven Oaks House Museum in West Kildonan, Manitoba.  John Inkster built the house in 1852Add to your cart.
Oversize Folder 1Add to your cart.
Item 1: First issue of The Inkster Enterprise (newspaper), July 16, 1886Add to your cart.
Contains article on page 1, column 4, regarding Scouton's prowess as a baseball pitcher
Item 2: "Map of the Red River Valley." Brown, Treacy and Sperry Co.: St. Paul, Minnesota, 1901Add to your cart.