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Name Gaston, Ernest Berry (1861-1937)
Othernames E. B. Gaston
Earnest Gaston
Born 1861
Father James Estep Gaston
Mother Catherine Estep Atkinson
Spouse Clara Mershon

Associated Records

Image of i.5.13-14 - Postcard

i.5.13-14 - Postcard

Postcard dated 8/10/1890 from Mr. Alonzo O. Parsons to E. B. Gaston. Mentioned seeing information on Kaweah Colony in Iowa State Register on August 10, 1890 and expressed his interest in colonies in California, Minnesota and Colorado. Front and back of a postcard.

Image of i.1.3-4 - Postcard

i.1.3-4 - Postcard

Postcard from C. H. Alpress from Hot Springs, Arkansas in inquiry about the proposed colony.

Image of i.1.5 - Letter

i.1.5 - Letter

Letter written to E.B. Gaston from C.H. Alpress of Hot Springs, Arkansas on August 27,1890 responding to a request for assistance.

Image of i.1.15-16 - Letter

i.1.15-16 - Letter

Letter written to E. B. Gaston from P. A. Armstrong of Omaha, Nebraska thanking him for sending the Drake University catalogue and telling him he would send a copy of the Daily Bee, a newspaper where he worked.

Image of i.1.17-22 - Letter

i.1.17-22 - Letter

An unsigned personal letter to E. B. Gaston from a friend who has recently moved from Minnesota to Omaha, Nebraska. He gives an address care of W. T. Seaman, Omaha, Nebraska.

Image of i.1.23-26 - Letter

i.1.23-26 - Letter

Personal letter to E. B. Gaston from P. A. Armstrong in Glen Rose, Texas thanking him for the paper and reminiscing about old times in Minneapolis. He commends E. B. Gaston on the Temperance Articles in his newspaper and reminds him of that sweet Temperance Song " The drink I'll take will not be wine, however sparkling it may be, for in it lurks the adder's sting although its fangs I cannot see".

Image of i.1.27-28 - Letter

i.1.27-28 - Letter

A letter written to E. B. Gaston from Mrs. S. A. Armstrong of Buffalo, N. Y. inquiring about an article in the Chicago News concerning a colony based on the Bellamy Plan. She also questioned the role of women in the proposed colony.

Image of i.1.29-30 - Letter

i.1.29-30 - Letter

Letter of inquiry to E. B. Gaston from Prentice Bailey of Glen St. Mary in Baker County, Florida regarding a proposed colony based on the Bellamy Plan. Bailey suggested consideration of norther Florida due to delicious climate, and good climate for farming. 1890

Image of i.1.31-35 - Letter

i.1.31-35 - Letter

Letter to E. B. Gaston from Prentice Bailey of Glen St. Mary in Baker County, Florida regarding continuing interest in the proposed colony based on the Bellamy Plan. Prentice was strongly encouraging Gaston to consider middle Florida for the site of the colony. Prentice discussed weather, crops, water and the excellent conditions in that locale.

Image of i.1.36-37 - Letter

i.1.36-37 - Letter

Letter to E. B. Gaston from R. H. Bellamy of Arapahoe, Nebraska asking when his colony would leave and asking about employment.

Image of i.1.38-39 - Letter

i.1.38-39 - Letter

Letter written to E. B. Gaston from R. H. Bellamy of Arapahoe, Nebraska telling him that he cannot come to colony until he displaces some property and finds employment.

Image of i.1.40 - Article

i.1.40 - Article

Newspaper article about a new colony to be located near Lake Charles, Louisiana.

Image of i.1.42-43 - Letter

i.1.42-43 - Letter

Letter to E. B. Gaston from James A. Bethune with suggestions on locations for a colony.

Image of i.1.44 - Letter

i.1.44 - Letter

Letter to E. B. Gaston from N. A. Bibikov requesting information about proposed cooperative colony in Louisiana.

Image of i.1.66-67 - Letter

i.1.66-67 - Letter

Letter to E. B. Gaston from H. A. Buffington of New Rockford, North Dakota acknowledging reciept of information on proposed colony in Lake Charles, LA and expressing interest in being part of it.

Image of i.1.45-48 - Letter

i.1.45-48 - Letter

Letter to E. B. Gaston from W. W. Breese, M.D. of Waldo Florida, State Agent for Florida Home Seeker a newspaper devoted to all parts of the State. He suggests that Gaston locate his cooperative colony in Florida rather that Louisiana. He outlines the benefits of a Florida location and includes a list of valuable lands for sale in Florida.

Image of i.2.9-10 - Postcard

i.2.9-10 - Postcard

Postcard to E. B. Gaston from E. A. Davidson of San Angelo, Texas requesting an update on Gaston's progress with the proposed colony and the reform movement. Davidson had already corresponded with Gaston several time in 1890.

Image of i.1.49-50 - Letter

i.1.49-50 - Letter

Letter to E. B. Gaston in Jennings Landing, Louisiana from W. W. Breese of Waldo, Florida. He acknowledges receipt of letter and pamphlet from E. B. Gaston, says he is familiar with the Topolobampo Bay Colony of Albert K. Owen. He says that if E. B. Gaston will locate his cooperate colony in Florida, he will take a share of stock in it himself and can secure a large number of people who will do the same.

Image of i.1.51-52 - Letter

i.1.51-52 - Letter

Letter to E. B. Gaston from Mr. Brewster of Des Moines, Iowa. He is the inventor of a portable railway. He is making a proposition, " for each $500 stock you raise, I will give right to each to use the inventions mentioned."

Image of i.1.53-56 - Letter

i.1.53-56 - Letter

Letter to E. B. Gaston from Nicholas Brook of Kansas City of Missouri. This letter is difficult to read. Nicholas Brook was born in Russia and joined a Mr. Frey to organize a community. He wound up coming to Kansas City where he works as a furniture repairer and upholsterer.