Wesley Redhead Papers
Scope and Contents
The papers of Wesley Redhead consist of two boxes of manuscripts (one linear foot) dating from 1852-1893, relating to his career as a pioneer businessman. Comprised of correspondence, diaries, account books, and tax receipts, these papers document his activities in early Des Moines. The correspondence concerning his three coal mining interests includes letters from Samuel Kirkwood who was a partner in the Black Diamond Coal Company.
- Majority of material found within 1860-1880
- Redhead, Wesley (Person)
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This collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
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1.00 linear foot
Language of Materials
Businessman of Des Moines, IA. Diaries and account books, business correspondence, and tax receipts concerning his business ventures in early Des Moines.
Method of Acquisition
This collection was donated to the University of Iowa Libraries in 1959 by the Redhead family.
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