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James A. Throop Records

Identifier: MsC0076

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Scope and Contents

The records of James A. Throop consist of two manuscript volumes. The first is a "Journal" kept by James A. Throop which records hardware accounts from 1860 to 1864. In the back of this volume are recipes recorded by Bessie Throop and dated 1897. The second volume is titled Loyal Union League Henry County, Iowa, 1863 -- 1864. Books and Records - James A. Throop Elected Secty Jan. 7, 1864 Last Record Nov. 4, 1864. This record book contains such material as bylaws, minutes of meetings, a list of members, etc., for this Union League in Mount Pleasant, Iowa.

2 manuscript volumes


  • Creation: 1860-1864


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This collection is open for research.

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0.25 Linear Feet

2 Volumes

Language of Materials



Businessman and proprietor of the Mount Pleasant Free Press. One journal contains Throop's hardware store accounts and recipes kept by Bessie Throop. The other is a record book kept by the Loyal Union League of Henry County, Iowa, 1863-1864, which includes bylaws, meeting minutes, a membership list, etc.

Method of Acquisition

These records were purchased in 1996 with funds from the Homer Calkin memorial fund.

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Repository Details

Part of the University of Iowa Special Collections Repository

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University of Iowa Libraries
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