Guide to the McGregor Land and Livestock Company Records 1887-1949
Cage 16

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
McGregor Land and Livestock Company
Title
McGregor Land and Livestock Company Records
ID
Cage 16
Date [inclusive]
1887-1949
Extent
288.0 containers.
General Physical Description note
126 linear feet of shelf space.
Language
English
Abstract
Business correspondence, ledgers, account books, payrolls, insurance records, title abstracts, tax records and all types of daily business records of an Eastern Washington company involved in wool growing, land, agriculture and mercantile enterprises. Includes material on the development of Eastern Washington, education, irrigation, and hydroelectric power. Includes records of Palouse Irrigation and Power Co. and other firms at Hooper, Wash.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description]. Cage 16, McGregor Land and Livestock Company Records . Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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Biographical/Historical note

Born in 1863 in Ontario to Peter and Mary McGregor, farmers of Scottish descent, Peter McGregor attended grade and high school near his home. He planned to teach school and entered a college in Toronto, but in 1882 he went to work for a railroad. A year later saw him in Dayton, where he had a cousin engaged in the milling business.

Joined soon by his father and two other members of the family, Peter McGregor and a brother took up a homestead in the Big Bend country, starting with two teams of horses. Later they filed a homestead near Dusty.

The brothers became acquainted with a sheep raiser who induced them to take up ranching. In 1890 they sold their sheep holdings and moved to Pullman were they purchased the Pullman Hardware Co., in which they lost all their funds.

With one flock of sheep they were soon off to a new start at Hooper, and since then Peter McGregor's holdings gradually increased. In 1937 the brothers owned the Bar "U" ranch, which had 13,000 acres of range and 1200 acres in wheat, and the "Home Place" which included 27,000 acres, 9000 of which was in wheat. In addition, they owned 35,000 sheep.

Peter McGregor owned the hotel, general store and other buildings in Hooper. Four brothers were with him in building the holdings, which were controlled by the McGregor Land & Livestock Co., of which Peter was president, and the Taylor Land and Livestock Co. Mr. Taylor was a brother-in-law.

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Scope and Contents note

The McGregor papers are a large collection of the early business records of the McGregor Land and Livestock Company, one of the oldest sheep ranches in the Palouse region. Both the historians and the economists at WSC are enthusiastic about the potential use which the collection has as source material for the history of the livestock industry in eastern Washington; wage and price studies for the cattle business at a given time; and general economic conditions. The collection is extensive enough to permit studies of this kind since the ledgers, account books, business correspondence, payrolls, insurance records, abstracts of title, and many other types of daily business documents were preserved.

One unusual part of the collection is material concerning the Palouse Irrigation and Power Company, a private irrigation company formed in 1912. The articles of incorporation and some financial accounts have been kept, and since records are extant for very few of the private irrigation companies, these represent a unique feature which has added importance because of its scarcity.

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Arrangement note

The collection is ordered into two major series by type of material.

Series one, located in containers 1-184, consists of individual loose papers stored filed in boxes. These are ordered chronologically, and then alphabetically by subject matter within each year.

Series two, numbered as journals 185-288, consists of bound journals of material. They seem to have been maintained in their original orders.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © ca. 1970

http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/masc
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610
509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is open for research use.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

In 1959, Mr. John McGregor of Hooper, Washington, presented to the WSC Library the McGregor papers.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • McGregor Land and Livestock Company --Archives
  • Palouse Irrigation and Power Company

Geographic Name(s)

  • Hooper (Wash.)--Economic conditions

Subject(s)

  • Agriculture
  • Agriculture -- Washington (State)--Whitman County
  • Business, Labor, and Industry
  • Irrigation -- Washington (State)--Whitman County
  • Pioneers
  • Real estate business--Washington (State)--Whitman County
  • Washington (State)

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Collection Inventory

Series 1: Papers 

 1887-1888 

Ledger of International Warehouse Co. of Hooper 

Box
1
Folder
1

 1918 

Box Folder

1 2

Allen & Lewis 

1 3

D.H. Anderson 

1 4

Armour & Co. 

1 5

1 6

M. Born & Co. 

1 7

1 8

Colfax National Bank 

1 9

1 10

1 11

Elevator 

1 12

Exchange National Bank 

1 13

Fireman's Fund Insurance Co. 

2 14

2 15

Futures 

2 16

2 17

2 18

Idaho lands 

3 19

Industrial Insurance Co. 

3 20

I-J 

3 21

K-L 

3 22

Land leases 

3 23

Liberty bonds 

3 24

McClintock-Trunkey Co. 

3 25

Mc 

3 26

M-Sh 

4 27

O-WRR & Co. 

4 28

Photographs, McGregor Land & Livestock Co. 

4 29

N-P 

4 30

Pacific Grain Co. 

4 31

Portland Wool Warehouse Co. 

4 32

4 33

4 34

Sheep 

4 35

Spokane Drug Co. 

5 36

Spokane Dry Goods Co. 

5 37

Standard Oil 

5 38

S-V 

5 39

United States Food Administration 

5 40

United States Fuel Administration 

5 41

5 42

Wyman Partridge and Co. 

5 43

 1919 

Box Folder

6 44

Applications for work 

6 45

6 46

6 47

Colfax National Bank 

6 48

D-E 

7 49

7 50

7 51

7 52

Highways, hogs, hotel 

7 53

I, Idaho lands 

7 54

J-M 

8 55

McClintock-Turnkey Co. 

8 56

McGregor 

8 57

N-O 

9 58

P-Q 

9 59

R-S 

9 60

School dist. 1-2, Sheep 

9 61

Si-Sz 

10 62

T-V 

10 63

10 64

 1920 

Box Folder

11 65

Applications 

11 66

11 67

11 68

Colfax National Bank 

11 69

12 70

12 71

Exchange National Bank 

12 72

12 73

Fireman's Fund Insurance Co. 

12 74

freight bills 

12 75

13 76

13 77

Holley, Mason Hardware Co. 

13 78

Hooper Realty 

13 79

hotel 

13 80

14 81

J-L 

14 82

14 83

Mc 

15 84

N-P 

15 85

15 86

16 87

Sp 

16 88

T-Z 

17 89

 1921 

Box Folder

18 90

18 91

18 92

D-E 

18 93

19 94

19 95

19 96

Holley-Mason Hardware Co. 

19 97

20 98

J-L 

20 99

20 100

McClintock-Trunkey Co. 

20 101

N-O 

21 103

21 104

21 105

22 106

School dist. 102, Sheep 

22 107

Sp 

22 108

T-U 

23 109

V-Z 

23 110

 1922 

Box Folder

24 111

B-C 

24 112

D-E 

24 113

25 114

25 115

25 116

Holley-Mason Hardware Co. 

25 117

I-L (Ku-Klux-Klan literature) 

26 118

26 119

McClintock-Trunkey Co. 

26 120

McGregor 

26 121

N-Q 

27 122

27 123

S-Sh 

27 124

Sp-Sz 

28 125

T-U 

28 126

V-Z 

28 127

 1923 

Box Folder

29 128

29 129

29 130

29 131

30 132

30 133

30 134

Grote Deal, Baker-Boyer Bank matter (mortgage) 

30 135

Grote Deal, bills, invoices, etc. 

30 136

Grote Deal, 110,000 mortgage 

30 137

Grote Deal, Special matter with Theodore 

30 138

Grote Deal, harvest, sale of wheat 

30 139

Grote Deal, correspondence 

30 140

Grote Deal, Kerr & Lloyd, statements, correspondence, etc. 

30 141

Grote Deal, miscelaneous on ranch operation 

31 142

Grote Deal, payrolls 

31 143

Grote Deal, Oscar Shearer 

31 144

31 145

31 146

31 147

K-L 

32 148

32 149

McClintock-Turnkey Co. 

32 150

McGregor 

32 151

Md-Mz 

33 152

N-O 

33 153

P-Q 

33 154

33 155

S-Sh 

34 156

Sp 

34 157

Sp-Sz 

35 158

Taylor 

35 159

35 160

36 161

36 162

36 163

 1925 

Box Folder

37 165

37 166

37 167

37 168

37 169

38 170

38 171

38 172

Holley-Mason Hardware 

38 173

I-J 

39 174

K-L 

39 175

39 176

McClintock-Turnkey Co. 

39 177

Mc 

39 178

N-R 

40 179

R-Sc 

40 180

Sc-So 

40 181

Sp 

41 182

Sq-Sz 

41 183

T-V 

41 184

W-Z 

41 185

 1926 

Box Folder

42 186

B-C 

42 187

42 188

42 189

43 190

43 191

43 192

44 193

J-K 

44 194

44 195

44 196

Ma-Mi 

45 197

Mc 

45 198

N-Q 

45 199

45 200

46 201

Sa-Se 

46 202

Sh 

46 203

Sp 

46 204

Sp 

46 205

Sp 

46 206

St 

47 207

St 

47 208

47 209

47 210

V-W 

47 211

W-Wh 

47 212

Wo-Z 

47 213

 1927 

Box Folder

A-Al 

48 214

Ap-Au 

48 215

B-Bl 

48 216

Bu-C 

48 217

C-Ca 

48 218

Ca-Co 

48 219

49 220

49 221

En 

49 222

Ex 

49 223

F-Fa 

49 224

Fi 

49 225

Fr 

49 226

G-Gr 

50 227

Gra 

50 228

H-Hog 

50 229

Hog-Hz 

50 230

50 231

Ind 

50 232

Int 

50 233

J-K 

50 234

51 235

51 236

MC 

51 237

McGregor 

51 238

N-O 

52 239

52 240

52 241

S-Sa 

52 242

Se-Sh 

52 243

Sp 

53 244

St-Sw 

53 245

54 246

U-V 

54 247

54 248

 1928 

Box Folder

55 249

55 250

55 251

55 252

56 253

56 254

56 255

57 256

Holley-Mason Hardware Co. 

57 257

I-J 

57 258

K-L 

58 259

58 260

Me 

58 261

N-P 

59 262

59 263

S-Sh 

59 264

Sp 

60 265

St-Sw 

60 266

60 267

U-V 

60 268

W-Y 

60 269

 1929 

Box Folder

61 270

61 271

61 272

D-E 

61 273

62 274

62 275

62 276

63 277

J-L 

63 278

63 279

Mc 

64 280

N-P 

64 281

64 282

S-Sh 

65 283

Sh-St 

65 284

St-Sw 

65 285

T-V 

66 286

V-Z 

66 287

 1930 

Box Folder

67 288

67 289

67 290

67 291

68 292

68 292a

68 292b

68 292c

I-J 

69 293

K-L 

69 294

69 295

Mc 

70 296

N-0 

70 297

70 298

70 299

S-Sh 

71 300

Sp 

71 301

St-Sw 

71 302

72 303

U-W 

72 304

 1931 

Box Folder

73 305

73 306

74 307

D-F 

74 308

74 309

H-Hog 

75 310

Hol-J 

75 311

76 312

76 313

Mc 

76 314

N-P 

76 315

77 316

S-Sh 

77 317

Sp-Sw 

77 318

78 319

U-Z 

78 320

 1933 

Box Folder

79 321

79 322

79 323

D-F 

80 324

G-H 

80 325

I-J 

80 326

K-L 

81 327

81 328

Mc 

81 329

N-R 

82 330

Sh 

83 331

Si-Sp 

83 332

Sp-St 

83 333

T-U 

84 334

W-Z 

84 335

 1934 

Box Folder

85 336

85 337

85 338

85 339

85 340

86 341

86 342

86 343

86 344

87 345

87 346

87 347

87 348

Mc 

88 349

Mc 

88 350

N-P 

88 351

89 352

89 353

90 354

90 355

90 356

W-Z 

90 357

 1935 

Box Folder

A-B 

91 358

91 359

91 360

91 361

92 362

92 363

92 364

93 365

I-J 

93 366

93 367

94 368

94 369

Mc 

94 370

N-Q 

95 371

95 372

S-Sh 

95 373

Sp 

95 374

St 

96 375

96 376

96 377

V-Z 

96 378

 1936 

Box Folder

97 379

97 380

97 381

D-E 

97 382

98 383

98 384

H-I 

98 385

99 386

K-L 

99 387

100 388

Mc 

100 389

N-P 

100 390

101 391

101 392

101 393

102 394

U-V 

102 395

W-Wa 

102 396

Wh-Z 

102 397

 1937 

Box Folder

103 398

103 399

103 400

103 401

104 402

104 403

104 404

104 405

105 406

105 407

105 408

105 409

106 410

Mc 

106 411

N-P 

106 412

107 413

S-Sp 

107 414

St-T 

108 415

U-V 

108 416

W-Z 

108 417

 1938 

Box Folder

109 418

109 419

109 420

D-E 

110 421

110 422

110 423

110 424

111 425

111 426

111 427

111 428

112 429

Mc 

112 430

N-Q 

112 431

113 432

Roundup Grocery Co. 

113 433

S-Sp 

113 434

St 

114 435

114 436

114 437

114 438

 1939 

Box Folder

115 439

115 440

115 444

D-E 

116 442

116 443

116 444

117 445

117 446

117 447

K-L 

117 448

118 449

Mc-O 

118 45O

P-Z 

118 451

119 452

S-Sn 

119 453

So-Sp 

120 454

St-Sz 

120 455

T-Tax 

121 456

Tay-U 

121 457

122 458

Wheat 

122 459

Wheat 

122 460

X-Z 

123 461

Wheat Loans 

123 462

Northwest Livestock Production Credit Assoc. 

123 463

Regional Agricultural Credit Corp. 1934 

123 464

Northwest Livestock Production Credit Assoc. 

124 465

Regional Agriculture Credit Corp. 

124 466

Bills of lading, Wheat shipments. 1939 

124 467

 1940 

Box Folder

125 468

125 469

125 470

D-E 

125 471

126 472

126 473

126 474

126 475

127 476

127 477

127 478

128 479

Mc 

128 480

N-O 

128 481

128 482

129 483

S-Sn 

129 484

Sp 

129 488

St 

130 486

T-U 

130 487

W-Z 

130 488

 1941 

Box Folder

131 489

131 490

131 491

131 492

E-F 

132 493

G-H 

132 494

132 495

133 496

133 497

133 498

133 499

Mc 

134 500

N-O 

134 501

134 502

Q-R 

135 503

S-Ss 

135 504

St 

136 505

T-U 

136 506

V-Z 

136 507

 1941 continued 

Box Folder

A-G 

137 508

H-L 

137 509

M-R 

137 510

138 511

138 512

V-W 

139 513

miscellaneous 

139 514

 1942 

Box Folder

140 515

140 516

140 517

D-E 

140 516

141 519

G-H 

141 520

141 521

142 522

K-L 

142 523

142 524

N-P 

143 525

143 526

S-So 

144 527

Sp 

144 528

St 

144 529

145 530

U-V 

145 531

W-Z 

145 532

 1943 

Box Folder

146 533

146 534

146 535

D-F 

146 536

G-H 

147 537

I-J 

147 538

K-L 

147 539

148 540

Id-P 

148 541

149 542

S-Sn 

149 543

Sp 

149 544

150 545

U-Z 

150 546

 1944 

Box Folder

151 547

151 548

151 549

D-E 

151 550

F-G 

152 551

H-I 

152 552

J-K 

152 553

L-M 

153 554

N-P 

153 555

R-Sp 

154 556

Sp-St 

154 557

155 558

U-Z 

155 559

 1945 

Box Folder

A-B 

156 560

C-D 

156 561

E-F 

157 562

G-H 

157 563

I-J 

157 564

K-M 

157 565

Mc 

158 566

Mc 

158 567

N-O 

158 568

P-R 

158 569

S-Sp 

159 570

St 

159 571

T-U 

160 572

V-Z 

160 573

 1946 

Box Folder

A-B 

161 574

161 575

D-E 

161 576

161 577

G-H 

162 578

I-J 

162 579

K-L 

162 580

163 581

N-P 

163 r82

R-S 

163 583

So-St 

164 584

164 585

U-Z 

165 586

V-Z 

165 587

 1947 

Box Folder

A-B 

166 588

166 589

166 590

167 591

167 592

167 593

168 594

168 595

168 596

K-M 

169 597

Mc 

169 598

N-P 

169 599

Q-R 

170 60O

170 601

St 

170 602

171 603

171 6O4

V-Z 

171 605

 1948 

Box Folder

A-B 

172 6O6

172 607

D-E 

172 6O8

173 609

173 610

H-I 

173 611

J-K 

174 612

174 613

174 614

175 615

Mc 

175 616

N-P 

175 617

Q-R 

175 618

176 619

Sp 

176 620

St-T 

177 621

177 622

V-W 

177 623

 1949 

Box Folder

178 624

178 625

Ca 

178 626

Ce-Cu 

178 627

D-E 

179 628

179 629

179 630

179 631

180 632

180 633

180 634

181 635

181 636

Mc 

181 637

N-Q 

181 638

182 639

182 640

Sh 

182 641

Sp 

182 642

St-Su 

183 643

Box
183
Folder
644

 1918-1927; undated 

Box Folder

A-G 

184 645

G-R 

184 646

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Series 2: Volumes 

Box

Palouse irrigation and Power Co. Land and water contracts 

185

Palouse Irrigation and Power Co. Legal records 

186

Abstract of titles and deeds 

187

Fourth class postmasters accounts and cash books 

188

Date book and one memo book 

189

Checks and loans 

190

Record of pouches rec'd and dispatched 

191

Property Inventory 

192

Miscellaneous ledgers and journals. Company accounts, bills payable and receivable. 1928 

193

Company accounts 1919 

194

Company accounts 1914-1918 

195

Company accounts 1925 

196

Company accounts 1920 

197

Company accounts 1926 

198

Company accounts 1929-36 

199

Company accounts 1937 

200

Company accounts 1942-44 

201

Company accounts 1938-1949 

202

Miscellaneous, journal Dec., 1910-Dec., 1923. 

203

Sales journal 1930-1949 

204

Journal May, 1934-May, 1938. 

205

Journal March, 1929-Sept., 1931 

206

Journal Oct., 1925-Apr., 1927 

207

Journal Nov., 1921-Dec., 1922. 

208

Journal Dec., 1935-Dec., 1949. 

209

Journal May, 1927-Mar. 1929. 

210

Journal 

211

Journal Oct., 1932-Feb., 1939 

212

Checks issued Feb., 1930-Oct., 1932. 

213

Checks issued Nov., 1929-Dec., 1933 

214

Checks issued Feb., 1928-Feb., 1930. 

215

Checks issued Aug., 1927-Dec., 1929. 

216

Checks issued Jan., 1926-Feb, 1928 

217

Checks issued July, 1921-June 1924. 

218

Checks issued July 1921-June 1924 

218

 Oct, 1923-Feb., 1926 

219

 Sept. 1922-Oct. 1929 

220

 Aug, 1917-Nov., 1919 

221

 Dec., 1916-1921 

222

 Feb., 1915-Sept., 1922. 

223

Day book, 

224

 May, 1938-Dec., 1949 

225

 May, 1935-March 1938 

226

 Jan. 1935-April, 1937 

227

 May, 1936-May, 1937 

228

 Jan 1934-March 1935 

229

 March 1935-May 1936 

230

 Jan. 1928-June 1934 

231

 Sept. 1932-April 1985 

232

 Nov., 1930-Sept. 1932 

233

 March 1929-Oct. 1930 

234

 Sept. 1927-Feb. 1929. 

235

Closing Mr. Kelleher as receiver Sept 28, 1911-Jan. 1, 1914 

236

Trial balance 

237

Trial balance 

238

Labor-saving--trial balance Jan. 1940-Dec., 1945 

239

Trial balance 1945-1950 

240

Payroll 

241

Payroll 

242

Trial balance Jan. 1915-April 1923 

243

Payroll 1926 

244

Payroll Jan. 1927-Sept. 1927 

245

Payroll Dec. 1928-Dec. 1939 

246

Payroll 1929-1944 

247

Payroll 1929-1944 

248

Cash book 1937 

249

Transfer ledger 1938-1949 

250

Cash book Oct, 1929-Nov., 1933 

251

Cash book Oct. 1924-Sept. 1929 

252

Cash book May 1 1924-Oct. 20, 1924 

253

Wheat 

254

Wheat 

255

Cash journal July 1, 1910 

256

Cash book Jan, 1914-1923 

257

Cash book May 24, 1916-May 23, 1919 

258

Cash book Jan 1, 1915-May 3, 1916 

259

Sheep and wheat 

260

Record book, Hooper Realty co. 

261

Sheep 

262

Inventory 1915-1923 

263

Accounts record, general ledger July, 1944-Sept., 1947. 

264

Accounts record, general ledger Sept., 1941-June, 1944 

265

Accounts record, general leger July, 1938-Aug., 1941 

266

Insurance, Royal Insurance Co. Ltd. 

267

Real Estate tax statements 1917-1936 

268

Taxes 

269

Land taxes 1914-1933 

270

Plan book 

271

Wheat recoreds July 4, 1915-March 3, 1927 

272

Correspondence carbons to Dec. 1947 

273

Legal documents 

274

Farming record, animals and crops 

275

Miscellaneous 

276

Vouchers March 14, 1907-May 1908 

277

Fire insurance agents ledger 

278

Miscellaneous 

279

Transfer journal, cash disbursements, cash receipts, accounts payable 1938-1949 

280

McGregor--(Transfer journal) Payroll 1940 1949 

281

McGregor--(Transfer journal) Hotel, meals 1940 1949 

281

Miscellaneous journal 

282

Miscellaneous ledger journal 

283

Detail list of personal property, invoices 

284

Ledger 

285

Ledger (misc.) 1907-1909 

286

Accounts 

287

Journal ledger 1948 

288

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