MsC 188

  Manuscript Register


Collection Dates: 1901 -- 1923
(Bulk Dates: 1917 -- 1922)
37.5 linear ft.

This document describes a collection of materials held by the
Special Collections Department
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1420
Phone: 319-335-5921
Fax: 319-335-5900

Posted to Internet: October 2002

Acquisition Note: This collection was donated to the University of Iowa Libraries by Ruth and Elizabeth Thorne in 1964.

Access and Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Digital Surrogates: Except where indicated, this document describes but does not reproduce the actual text, images and objects which make up this collection. Materials are available only in the Special Collections Department.

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Biographical Note

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.

Scope and Content

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 List

Box 1 -- 2

Committee of Seventeen Correspondence

Box 3

Peddler Car Case

Box 4

Miscellaneous Exhibits

Box 5 -- 6

Wholesalers Case

Box 7

Grand Island -- Hastings Case

Box 8

Clippings, two large scrapbooks of clippings (not boxed)

Box 9 -- 10

Miscellaneous cases and correspondence

Box 11 -- 12

Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1922

Box 13

Pueblo Case, Wholesale Grocers Case

Box 14 -- 23

Wholesale Grocers Case, cont.

Box 24 -- 26


Box 27

Grain Dealers Case

Box 28

Correspondence, 1917, Miscellaneous Exhibits

Box 29

Correspondence, 1917, North Iowa Case

Box 30 -- 34

Miscellaneous Cases

Box 35 -- 36


Box 37

Campaign Letters, 1922

Box 38

Campaign Materials, 1922

Box 39

North American Case, Grand Island Case

Box 40 -- 41

Lakewood Case

Box 42

Farm Bureau Executive Officers, Miscellaneous

Box 43 -- 48

Manuscripts of Speeches and Articles

Box 49

Wagner-Steiner Case, Livestock Case, Investments, Miscellaneous

Box 50

Livestock Case

Box 51 -- 53

Case Exhibits

Box 54


Box 55

Miscellaneous Cases

Box 56 -- 58

Coal Cases

Box 59 -- 60

Exhibits in Freight Rate Cases

Box 61 -- 67

Wholesalers Case

Box 68 -- 69

Coal Cases, 1917 -- 1918

Box 70 -- 75


One Shelf of Oversize Exhibit Material



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