Collection Dates: 1901 -- 1923
(Bulk Dates: 1917 -- 1922)
37.5 linear ft.
This document describes a collection of materials held
Special Collections Department
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1420
Posted to Internet: October 2002
Acquisition Note: This collection was donated to the University of Iowa Libraries by Ruth and Elizabeth Thorne in 1964.
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Thorne was an attorney, Iowa Railroad Commissioner, and a candidate for the
U.S. Senate in the early 1900s. He was also a member of the Farmers Grain
Marketing Committee of Seventeen.
Scope and Content
Clifford Thorne was an attorney, Iowa Railroad Commissioner, and a candidate for the U.S. Senate in the early 1900s. He was also a member of the Farmers Grain Marketing Committee of Seventeen.
The collection includes correspondence, speeches, notes, and other materials relating to legal disputes involving transportation of agricultural products. Two boxes of correspondence involve the Committee of Seventeen, and 19 boxes of material are devoted to the Wholesale Grocers Case.
Box 1 -- 2
Committee of Seventeen Correspondence
Peddler Car Case
Box 5 -- 6
Grand Island -- Hastings Case
Clippings, two large scrapbooks of clippings (not boxed)
Box 9 -- 10
Miscellaneous cases and correspondence
Box 11 -- 12
Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1922
Pueblo Case, Wholesale Grocers Case
Box 14 -- 23
Wholesale Grocers Case, cont.
Box 24 -- 26
Grain Dealers Case
Correspondence, 1917, Miscellaneous Exhibits
Correspondence, 1917, North Iowa Case
Box 30 -- 34
Box 35 -- 36
Campaign Letters, 1922
Campaign Materials, 1922
North American Case, Grand Island Case
Box 40 -- 41
Farm Bureau Executive Officers, Miscellaneous
Box 43 -- 48
Manuscripts of Speeches and Articles
Wagner-Steiner Case, Livestock Case, Investments, Miscellaneous
Box 51 -- 53
Box 56 -- 58
Box 59 -- 60
Exhibits in Freight Rate Cases
Box 61 -- 67
Box 68 -- 69
Coal Cases, 1917 -- 1918
Box 70 -- 75
One Shelf of Oversize Exhibit Material