|Description||Letter to Ernest B. Gaston, Secretary, National Cooperative Company, Des Moines, Iowa from Ferd D. Festner, New Orleans, Louisiana. He has received paperwork from Gaston regarding the proposed colony. He has no money to join but has much experience to offer. In 1873 Jesse James robbed him of everything he had and burned his house down. He is in depair and feels he and family will starve if he does not find employment.. He feels his Socialist principles are reason for not finding good employment.|
Gaston, Ernest Berry (1861-1937)
Festner, Ferd D.
National Cooperative Company, application for membership
National Cooperative Company, constitution
National Cooperative Company bylaws