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Name National Cooperative Company

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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.1.6-12 - Booklet

i.1.6-12 - Booklet

8-page undated booklet advertising a deep water harbor under construction in Arkansas Harbor, Texas, "Gate-Way-to-the-Gulf". It was to feature a double track terminal railroad.

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.1.27-28 - 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.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.

Image of i.1.57-62 - Letter

i.1.57-62 - Letter

Letter to E. B. Gaston from Mrs. Estelle Bruce of Minneapolis telling him the advantages of location his colony in Vermont.

Image of i.1.63-64 - Letter

i.1.63-64 - Letter

Letter to E. B. Gaston from a 34-year-old Canadian physican living in Kansas City (cannot read signature) asking for information about proposed colony.