date(s):
1877-1922
subject(s):
Advertisements; Dry cleaning; Hypnotism; Phrenology; Psychology; Magic; Dogs; Dog shows
type(s):
Documentary Artifacts; Collection
A2540 Bader Family Papers Inventory of Bader Family Papers A2540 EAD by Jaime Bourassa using ArchivesSpace Missouri Historical Society Library and Research Center 2018 225 S. Skinker Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63105 archives@mohistory.org URL: This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2018-10-02 06:45:25 -0500 . English Describing Archives: A Content Standard English Missouri Historical Society Library and Research Center Bader Family Papers Bader family Bader, Ernest F. L., 1853-1910 A2540 0.3 Cubic Feet (11 folders; 1 oversize folder) 1877-1922 German Processing Information Processed by Dennis Northcott, August 2010. Translations by Sven Eliasson. Donor Information Donor information is not available. Biographical Sketch Ernest F.L. Bader (or Ernst F.L. Bader) was born April 24, 1853, in Germany. He emigrated to the United States in 1884, and operated a saloon in St. Louis in the early 1900s. He died November 10, 1910, in St. Louis. Scope and Contents The collection includes advertising circulars, circular letters, price lists, and brochures, many of which relate to the dry cleaning business; advertisements and letters promoting dry cleaning correspondence courses; ten issues of “Widder’s Practical Dyer” (1920-1921), published by the Widder Dye & Chemical Co., Inc., Brooklyn, New York; letters to Ernst Bader offering jobs and business opportunities in reply to an advertisement he placed in a dry cleaning trade magazine; papers regarding courses in hypnotism, magic, phrenology, and psychology; papers relating to dog shows and dog breeding; papers, relating to the Plymouth Rock Squab Company of Boston, Massachusetts; and family papers. Arrangement The collection is arranged in the following series: Advertising Circulars and Circular Letters Series; Military Papers Series; Legal Papers Series; Business Cards Series; Receipts and Business Papers Series; Hypnotism, Magic, Phrenology, Psychology, and Related Papers Series; Dogs Series; Plymouth Rock Squab Company Series ; and German Documents Series . The documents within each series are arranged chronologically. Many documents in the collection are not dated. Undated documents that appear to relate to a dated document have been filed with that dated document. Conditions Governing Access The collection is open for research use. Conditions Governing Use For permission to publish, quote from, or reproduce material in this collection, please contact the Archives Reference Desk at archives@mohistory.org . Copyright restrictions may apply. The researcher assumes full responsibility for comforming to the laws of copyright. Physical and Technical Requirements There are no physical or technical restrictions. Preferred Citation Bader Family Papers, Missouri Historical Society Archives, St. Louis. Business cards -- Missouri -- Saint Louis Business enterprises -- Missouri -- Saint Louis Correspondence schools and courses Dog shows -- Missouri -- Saint Louis Dry cleaning industry -- United States Horoscopes Hypnotism Phrenology World War, 1914-1918 Plymouth Rock Squab Company (Boston, Mass.) Advertising Circulars and Circular Letters Series Typescript circular letter of Gray & Co. Plating Works, largest manufacturers in the world of gold, silver, nickel and metal plating apparatus, Cincinnati, Ohio, to “Dear Sir.” 1908 Apr 10 1 1 Brochure of Gray & Co., Plating Works, Cincinnati, Ohio, No. 27. “Professor Gray’s Famous Discovery. The Royal Plater. $3.00 to $5.00 a day for those who work. An honest, pleasant, and exceedingly profitable business. Can be done at home, office, store, or when traveling. We teach you free.” No date 1 1 Letter signed Arendt Chemical Co., 1300 Sidney St., St. Louis, Mo., to Mr. E.F. L. Bader, Worden, Illinois. Regarding prices for metallic sodium, vials, and corks. 1908 Sept 14 1 1 Fifty-cent coupon of M.E. Hill & Company, Swanton, Ohio, titled “Special Advertising Offer to You.” Verso of coupon is stamped “Apr 25 1910.” 1910 Apr 25 1 1 Circular of The Betts Publishing Co., Jackson, Michigan, regarding their correspondence course in hypnotism. Circular includes reproduction of correspondence course certificate granted to Dwight W. Stanfield. Certificate includes a portrait of M.D. Betts. (oversize) ca. 1912 OS: Ashley-Baker Typescript letter signed M.D. Betts, manager of The Betts Publishing Co., Jackson, Michigan, to Mr. Boder. Asks why he hasn’t ordered the company’s instruction courses in hypnotism. 1912 Apr 3 1 1 Circular of The Betts Publishing Co., Jackson, Michigan, titled “Two More Valuable Gifts!” Circular advertises the company’s courses on hypnotism. Includes testimonials of the following individuals: W.W. Hehn of Pottsville, Pennsylvania (accompanied by his portrait); Reuben H. Kehrberg of Lansing, Iowa; D.A. Gillezean of Georgetown; D. Berman of Lewistown, Maine; Prof. W.E. Dickinson (or Prof. W.E. Dickson) of Miles City, Montana (accompanied by his portrait); Prof. C.M. Bloomfield of New York City (accompanied by his portrait); C.O. Miller of Rockford, Illinois; Dr. J.S. Curtis of Sacramento, California (accompanied by his portrait); D.F. Workman of Powerville, Kentucky; E.E. Adams of Des Moines, Iowa (accompanied by his portrait); Robert Campbell of Springfield, Ohio; Prof. J.T. Weir of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (accompanied by his portrait); Swan Larson or Rockford, Washington; Joseph W. Ball of Hopeside, Virginia; Edward G. Sloby of Kewaunee, Wisconsin (accompanied by his portrait); E.R. Kittell of Moline, Illinois (accompanied by his portrait); James A. Thompson of Grenada, British West Indies; J.W. Phyler of Ardmore, Oklahoma; H.C. Major of Brook, Indiana (accompanied by his portrait); Alonzo McBride of Lafayette, Louisiana; Roy A. Heist of Green Bay, Wisconsin; Miss Elizabeth Bauer of Dubuque, Iowa; Lawrence Porter of Arkadelphia, Arkansas; and S.G. Cherry of Springfield, Illinois (accompanied by his portrait). (oversize) No date OS: Ashley-Baker Typescript letter to the Field Laundry Supply Co., Chicago, Illinois, to “Gentlemen.” “. . . . I have purchased the Central Dyeing & Cleaning Works 4536 Easton Ave., St. Louis, and will thank you to be sure and ship this order by express to that address.” 1912 Aug 30 1 1 Typescript letter of the Advance Agency, Boston, Massachusetts, to “Dear Sir.” Regarding their course of cleaning, dyeing and pressing. 1913 Nov 7 1 1 Typescript circular letter of the Advance Agency, Boston, Massachusetts, to “Dear Sir.” Promotes their course of cleaning, dyeing and pressing. 1913 Nov 21 1 1 Brochure of the Advance Agency, Boston, Mass. “This leaflet shows you the way to independence and prosperity if you act upon its suggestions. Start a cleaning, dyeing and dressing shop. . . .” (2 copies; one is stamped “Nov 21 1913") 1913 Nov 21 1 1 Typescript letter signed J.S. De Vonde, The Ben-Vonde System, the original correspondence school of dyeing and cleaning, Charlotte, North Carolina, to “Dear Sir.” Describes his cleaning and dyeing course and encloses brochure. ca. 1914 1 1 Two brochures of The Ben-Vonde System, the original correspondence school of dyeing and cleaning. ca. 1914 1 1 Typescript testimonials recommending the cleaning and spotting course of the New Process Cleaning & Dyeing Co., Oswego, New York (Mr. L.L. Lounsberry, manager). 1914 1 1 Typescript letter of The Ben-Vonde System, the original correspondence school of dyeing and cleaning, Charlotte, North Carolina, to Mr. E. Bader, Phoenix, Arizona. Has received payment for dyeing and cleaning course, and encloses questionnaire. 1914 Aug 8 1 1 Typescript letter of H. Kohnstamm & Co., Chicago, to Mr. E. Bader, Phoenix, Arizona. Will mail their new catalog No. 3 of cleaners’ and dyers’ materials to Bader. 1914 Aug 24 1 1 Typescript letter of the National Aniline & Chemical Co., Chicago, to Mr. E. Bader, Phoenix, Arizona. Will mail one of their dry cleaning catalogues to Bader. 1914 Aug 24 1 1 Typescript letter signed J.B. Thurman, president, Thurman Vacuum Cleaner Company, 11th and Monroe Sts., St. Louis, to Mr. E. Bader, Phoenix, Arizona. Replies to Bader’s request for price list and catalogue. 1914 Aug 24 1 1 Circular of the Thurman Vacuum Cleaner Company, 11th and Monroe Sts., St. Louis. Includes descriptions and sketches of models of vacuum cleaners. (oversize) No date OS: Ashley-Baker Typescript letter signed F.W. Mateer, F.W. Mateer & Co., manufacturers of dry cleaning and garment dyeing machinery, Chicago, Illinois, to E. Bader, Phoenix, Arizona. Will mail their new catalog to Bader. 1914 Aug 24 1 1 Typescript letter of the Western Laundry Machinery Co., Los Angeles, to Mr. E. Bader, Phoenix, Arizona. Will mail their dry cleaning catalogue to Bader. 1914 Aug 25 1 1 Typescript circular of L.L. Lounsberry, manager, New Process Cleaning and Dyeing Company, Oswego, New York, to “Brother Cleaner.” Describes his dry cleaning course. 1914 Nov 16 1 1 Brochure of The White Wonder Soap Co., Denver, Colorado, titled “A Straight Talk about the Dry Cleaning Business: A Money-Making Opportunity.” 1915 1 1 Typescript letter of The Hatters Supply House, Chicago, Illinois, to E. Bader, 7210 North Broadway, St. Louis, Mo. 1915 Jan 4 1 1 Order blank for The Hatters Supply House, Chicago, Illinois. No date 1 1 Typescript letter signed Samuel Falk, secretary, Bodee’s Dental Trade School, New York City, to Mr. E.F.L. Boder [Bader], Phoenix, Arizona. Encourages Bader to enroll in the school. 1915 Jan 8 1 1 Typescript letter of the Electric Rotary Machine Co., manufacturers of electric scrubbing, surfacing, polishing and refinishing machines, Chicago, to Mr. E. Bader, St. Louis, Mo. Will send Bader their catalog. Price list is enclosed. 1915 July 7 1 1 Typescript note signed H.H. Miller, The American Laundry Machinery Co., Cincinnati, to Mr. E. Bader, St. Louis, Mo. Mentions that their Sharples Benzine Clarifier will be demonstrated at the National Convention of Cleaners and Dyers at Cedar Point, Ohio. 1915 July 21 1 1 Brochure of the De Laval Separator Company, New York, titled “How Dry-Cleaning Plants Can Stop the Waste of Gasoline, Time, Money and Labor with a De Laval Gasoline Clarifier.” Includes illustrations of the clarifier. 1916 1 1 Circular of the De Laval Separating Co., announcing that the De Laval centrifugal gasoline clarifier will be exhibited at the Dry Cleaners’ Convention in Louisville, Kentucky. No date 1 1 Typescript letter of The White Wonder Soap Co., Denver, Colorado, to Mr. E. Louis, 4109A North Grand Ave., St. Louis, Mo. Advertises its course of instruction in dyeing and cleaning. Includes application blank. 1916 Oct 16 1 1 Typescript letter signed W.T. Brown, treasurer, The Beltine Chemical & Manufacturing Co., Chicago, to the Central Cleaning & Dye Works, 4536 Easton Ave., St. Louis, Mo. Requests past-due payment owed to them for Benzofoam. 1917 Feb 13 1 2 Typescript letter signed J.S. De Vonde, The Ben-Vonde System, the original correspondence school of dyeing and cleaning, Charlotte, North Carolina, to “Dear Sir.” Follow-up letter regarding his correspondence course. Enclosed brochure for school with testimonials, dated circa 1918. ca. 1918 1 2 Dry cleaners price list. “Due to continual advances of labor, gasoline and chemicals, we are compelled to raise the price of cleaning. . . .” 1918 May 20 1 2 Issue of Cleaning and Dyeing World (cover missing). 1918 Sept 1 2 Circular of The Committee, Embalmers’ Union No. 16720, titled “Union Men and Friends.” “The strike of Embalmers’ Union No. 16720 of St. Louis, Mo., which took place on November 15, 1919, has been temporarily called off until further notice. As the Undertakers’ Association flatly refused to recognize the Embalmers’ Union, and sent word they do not want anything to do with us as long as we are a Union, and some of the Undertakers have discharged their men, after all our efforts failed, we now appeal to Organized Labor and their friends. . . .” ca. 1919 1 2 Membership booklet of Ed. Bader in the Journeymen Tailors’ Union of America. 1919 May 1 2 Typescript letter of the Chicago School of Watchmaking, Chicago, Illinois, to Mr. E. Bader, St. Louis, Mo., promoting the school. Mentions the success of former students--Helmer Plath (Omaha), William Wright, and T.E. Milner. 1919 Sept 12 1 2 Brochure of the Chicago School of Watchmaking. No date 1 2 Typescript letter of “Hillyer,” cleaning, dyeing and repairing, Muskogee, Oklahoma, to “Dear Sir.” Describes the business, in reply to advertisement in “National Cleaner-Dyer.” 1919 Oct 28 1 2 Letter of Steve, ladies’ and gents’ custom tailor, Lewistown, Montana, to Dear Sir. Replies to his advertisement in the National Cleaner & Dyer , and proposes a business partnership. 1919 Oct 29 1 2 Letter signed J.W. Fields, Trimble Court Dry Cleaner, Fort Collins, Colorado, to “Dear Sir.” Describes his business and notes that he “will sell interest in cleaning plant to right man or give you a good steady job. . . .” 1919 Oct 29 1 2 Note of the Tri-City Co., Geneva, Illinois, to “Dear Sir.” “In answer to your ad in Cleaner & Dyer. This position will pay 4000 to start. . . .” 1919 Oct 30 1 2 Typescript letter signed Lloyd Lewis, Lewis Tailoring & Cleaning Works, Hutchinson, Kansas, to “Dear Sir.” Replies to advertisement, and invites him to Hutchinson to discuss a job opening. 1919 Oct 31 1 2 Typescript letter signed D.E. Verlander, Central Laundry Company, New Orleans, Louisiana. Replies to advertisement in the National Cleaner & Dyer, and describes job opening. 1919 Nov 1 1 2 Typescript letter signed P.P. Means, proprietor, Sanitex Cleaning Company, Bakersfield, California, to “Dear Sir.” Saw his advertisement and proposes a partnership. Encloses balance sheet for his business (on letterhead of the Sanitex Tailoring & Cleaning Company). 1919 Nov 1 1 2 Typescript letter signed A. Lippman, DeLuxe Cleaning and Dyeing Works, Turlock, California, to “Dear Sir.” Replies to advertisement in the “National Cleaner & Dyer,” and describes job opening. 1919 Nov 5 1 2 Typescript letter signed J.H. Ledbetter, Ledbetter’s, fancy dyers and dry cleaners, Rocky Mount, North Carolina, to “Dear Sir.” Letter is in reply to an advertisement in a dry cleaning magazine. Asks what salary he would expect. 1919 Nov 5 1 2 Letter signed Mulcahy The Tailor, Rapid City, South Dakota, to “Dear Sir.” Replies to advertisement, and describes job opening and their business. 1919 Nov 8 1 2 Typescript note signed E.V. Bumpus, The Hoffman Company, Inc., cleaners and dyers, Washington, D.C. Replies to advertisement in the National Cleaner & Dyer , and asks for his dry cleaning experience and salary desired. 1919 Nov 8 1 2 Typescript note of The Modern Laundry Co., Maysville, Kentucky, to “Dear Sir.” The company is looking for “a first class man who thoroughly understands the dry cleaning and pressing.” 1919 Nov 17 1 2 Typescript letter of the Otto Peitsch Dye Works, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to “Dear Sir.” Replies to his advertisement in the National Cleaner & Dyer , and asks about his work experience. 1919 Nov 18 1 2 Typescript letter of The Paris, French dry cleaners, Benton, Illinois, to “Dear Sir.” Interested in selling an interest in a cleaning plant. 1919 Nov 25 1 2 Typescript letter signed A.O. Searle, Johnson City Steam Laundry, Johnson City, Tennessee, to “Dear Sir.” Replies to advertisement in the Cleaner & Dyer , and describes job opening and their business. 1919 Dec 1 1 2 Price list of the United States Hoffman Machinery Co., Inc., Syracuse, New York, for the Hoff-Man patented 6A standard press parts and supplies. 1919 Dec 1 1 2 Circular of the United States Hoffman Machinery Co., Inc., Syracuse, New York, titled “Directions for Starting ‘Hoffman’ 6-A Standard.” Includes sketch of device. No date 1 2 Letter signed E. Bader, 5029 Page Blvd., St. Louis, Mo., to P.P. Means, Bakersfield, California. Expresses interest in Means’ partnership proposition, and states his qualifications. 1919 Dec 10 1 2 Typescript letter of G. Boissonnault Company, manufacturers of hearing and talking microphone devices, New York, to Mr. E. Bader, 5029 Page Blvd., St. Louis, Mo. Enclosed circular titled “Important, Your Opportunity for a Limited Time,” and order blank. 1919 Dec 18 1 2 Typescript circular letter of G. Boissonnault Company, New York, titled “A Real Opportunity for the Establishment of a Business of Your Own.” Attached advertising circulars for deaf-phones and detectagraphs and an order blank. (10 pages) No date 1 2 Typescript letter signed P.P. Means, Sanitex Cleaning Company, Bakersfield, California, to Mr. E. Bader, 5029 Page Blvd., St. Louis, Mo. Asks for Bader’s references. 1919 Dec 28 1 2 Brochure of The Ben-Vonde System Original School of Dyeing and Cleaning, Charlotte, North Carolina. Includes many testimonials and an enrollment blank. ca. 1920 1 3 Brochure of the Western Machine and Manufacturing Co., Iowa City, Iowa, titled “Many Great Inventions.” Explains the LeVora process of gasoline and benzol clarification. Includes illustration of the LeVora rapid clarifier. ca. 1920 1 3 Circular of De Vol & Company, publishers, Omaha, Nebraska, titled “Perpetual Calendar, Past--Present--Future.” 1920 1 3 Circular of De Vol & Company, Omaha, Nebraska, titled “Directions and Uses of the Spirit Hydrometer.” “This device is absolutely essential in order to ascertain the Proof or percentage of alcohol that any distilled liquor contains. . . . This device is sometimes called an alcohol gauge or proof tester.” Circular includes an illustration of the device. No date 1 3 Circular of Boyer & Company, exporters of metal goods, Omaha, Nebraska, titled “Still No. B-21--Capacity 1 Gallon, Price $25.00.” Circular includes illustration of still. No date 1 3 Typescript letter signed P.P. Means, Sanitex Cleaning Company, Bakersfield, California, to Mr. E. Bader, 5029 Page Blvd., St. Louis, Mo. Proposes a business partnership. 1920 Mar 29 1 3 Ten issues of “Widder’s Practical Dyer,” a monthly house organ issued by The Widder Dye & Chemical Co. Inc., Brooklyn, New York. Also includes two circular advertisements. 1920-1921 1 4 Typescript letter of R.R. Street & Co. Inc., Chicago, to Mr. E. Bader, 4541 Evans Ave., St. Louis, Mo. Reply to inquiry regarding Abesto Automatic Electric Iron. 1921 Apr 29 1 5 Circular letter of the Olson Rug Company, Chicago, Illinois, to “Dear Madam,” and order blank. 1922 1 5 Typescript form letter of S.C. Johnson & Son, manufacturers of Johnson’s prepared wax, Johnson’s artistic wood finishes, and Johnson’s car savers, Racine, Wisconsin, to Mrs. E. Bader, St. Louis, Mo. 1922 Feb 21 1 5 Circular letter of the Mulvihill Furniture Company, 112-114 North 12th St., [St. Louis, Mo.], to “Dear Folks.” No date 1 5 Circular letter of Home Weaving Works, Incorporated, Chicago, Illinois, to “Dear Madam.” Advertising rugs. No date 1 5 Mallinckrodt Chemical Works brochure promoting Mallinckrodt motor-ether “for priming and starting during cold weather. Auto, tractor and all other gasoline and kerosene engines.” No date 1 5 Brochure of M. Feldman, expert piano tuner and repairer, 2718 Park Ave., St. Louis, Mo. Pianos and player pianos tuned, polished and refinished. Brochure provides instructions for taking care of pianos. No date 1 5 Circular of The American Art Needle Sale Company, St. Louis, Mo., titled “Instruction for Using the Pa-Nit Art Needle.” No date 1 5 Circular of Rev. Irl R. Hicks, president, Word and Works Publishing Co., 3401 Franklin Ave., St. Louis, Mo., titled “A Friendly Letter.” Promoting his magazine and almanac. Accompanied by printed reply envelope. No date 1 5 Brochure of The Industrial Loan Company, 714 Chestnut St., St. Louis, Mo., titled “How Do You Cross the Street?” No date 1 5 Brochure of the Smead Manufacturing Company, Hastings, Minnesota, promoting the Smead bandless filing envelope, adjustable and expansive. No date 1 5 Brochure of the Inter-Ocean Casualty Co., Springfield, Illinois (W.A. Northcott, president), titled “Dollar Standard Special Policy.” Brochure explains accident benefits, sick benefits, and rates and benefits. Brochure is stamped “Ernest A. Johnson, City Mgr., St. Louis, Mo.” No date 1 5 Brochure of the Model Machine Shop Co., New York, titled “Bulletin No. 2.” “Compressed air power plants for model aeroplanes and experimental purposes.” Includes illustration of 3-cylinder rotary motor. No date 1 5 Circular titled “The New Peerless Combination Sharpener and Can-Opener,” patented August 12, 1902, and March 31, 1903. No date 1 5 Circular titled “Ladies Pride.” Fruit and vegetable parer, slicer, apple corer, fish scaler, and cabbage cutter. No date 1 5 Circular letter of John H. Braceland, artist and specialist in paints, oils, and varnishes, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to “Dear Sir.” “A New, Successful, Money-Making Trade for Painters, Agents, Storekeepers and Mail Order Dealers. A Bright Man in Each Town Can Coin Money with It.” No date 1 5 Circular of John H. Braceland, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, titled “Are You Dissatisfied?” “I am looking for mechanics, especially those who are handy with a paint brush. Men who are ambitious to have a mechanical business of their own. . . .” Verso of circular is titled “Winter and Wet Weather.” No date 1 5 Circular of Adam Orth, general agent, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, titled “The Duplex. Automatic Acting Gas Inlet and Outlet Apparatus. No Wine Dealer Should Be Without It.” Includes illustration of the Duplex, directions, and testimonials (one of which is dated January 3, 1899). No date 1 5 Circular letter of the Gordon-Van Tine Company, Davenport, Iowa, to “Dear Friend,” and announcement titled “Special! Special!” Announcement promotes Gordon-Van Tine homes. No date 1 5 “No. 36. Price List Short Goods.” Lists prices for wines and liquors. (oversize) No date OS: Ashley-Baker Postcard advertisement of the “Vac” Liquid Equipment Co., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, addressed to the Central Dyeing & Cleaning Works, 4536 Easton St., St. Louis, Mo. “Reduce your gasoline bill by using the ‘Vac’ Gasoline Renovator].” No date 1 5 Circular of the Lungstras Dyeing and Cleaning Co. “If we can clean gowns, slippers and gloves successfully for you, why not let us clean your lace curtains?” No date 1 5 Brochure of the Cleveland Laundry Machinery Manufacturing Co., Cleveland, Ohio, titled “Instructions for Installing Deodorizer.” No date 1 5 Circular of the Hermitage Laundry Company, Nashville, Tennessee., titled “Your Overcoat Will Last Twice as Long.” No date 1 5 Printed reply envelope addressed to W.J. Fischer, general agent, Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co., St. Louis, Mo. No date 1 5 Newspaper clipping advertising the Star Dyeing and Cleaning Co., locations at 2515 North Grand Ave., 4114 West Florissant, 5854 Delmar, and 3189 South Grand. No date 1 5 Circular titled “Why Is the Carat Marked on Gold?” Distributed under the auspices of the National Association of Dyers and Cleaners. “These circulars can be had by writing John L. Corley, secretary, Pure Fabric League, St. Louis, Missouri.” No date 1 5 Circular of H.C. Tabler & Son, manufacturers of benzine soap, 2006 East Grand Ave., St. Louis, Mo., titled “Tab’s Superior Benzine Soap.” No date 1 5 Circular of H.C. Tabler & Son Manufacturing Co., 4329-4331 North 20th St., St. Louis, Mo., titled “Tab’s ‘Snow White’ for Gloves.” No date 1 5 Circular titled “Do You Use Erusto Salts?” No date 1 5 Typescript letter signed Joseph Loebl, instructor in dry cleaning and dyeing, Peoria, Illinois, to “Dear Sir.” Describes the dry cleaning courses he teaches via mail. No date 1 5 Typescript circular of the French Dry Cleaning Co., Thomaston, Georgia, titled “The Greatest Boon Ever Offered to the Cleaning Trade.” Describes their liquid gasoline clarifyer. No date 1 5 Typescript letter signed T.L. Farley, proprietor, French Dry Cleaning Co., Thomaston, Georgia, to Mr. E. Bader, St. Louis, Mo. Proposes a business arrangement relating to their gasoline clarifyer. No date 1 5 Typescript circular letter signed J.S. De Vonde, The Ben-Vonde System, the original correspondence school of dyeing and cleaning, Charlotte, North Carolina, to “Dear Friend.” Describes his correspondence course. No date 1 5 Typescript letter signed J.S. De Vonde, The Ben-Vonde System, the original correspondence school of dyeing and cleaning, Charlotte, North Carolina. No date 1 5 Letter of The French Cleaners and Dyers, Peoria, Illinois. Replies to advertisement in the National Cleaner & Dyer , and describes his business. No date 1 5 Price list of Roberts, Cushman & Co., New York. No date 1 5 Circular of Roberts, Cushman & Co., New York City, for the M. Flicker hat blocking and shaping apparatus. No date 1 5 Circular of King Institute, Inc., New York, New York, titled “Learn in 5 Hours Simplified Stenography as Comprehended in the Perfected K.I. Shorthand.” No date 1 6 Circular of King Institute, Inc., New York, New York, titled “In All Life’s Walks K.I. Shorthand Promotes Efficiency.” Circular includes testimonials of Clark L. Bouton (Larimer County, Colorado), Abbie Tompkins (Chautauqua County, New York), William B. Hanyard (Lake County, Indiana), Miss M.G. McClennan (Hillsboro County, Florida), D.A. Dargie (Ontario, Canada), Matilda Miller (La Crosse County, Wisconsin), Mary Hilton (Kings County, New York), E.M. Fulton (Baltimore County, Maryland), S.B. Roper (Jefferson County, Texas), H.C.N. Cannon (British Columbia, Canada), Rev. Ira N. Faurot (Barton County, Missouri), Rev. Ernest Hefele (Mercer County, Ohio), Eleanor Skinner (Butler County, Ohio), Rose N. Estradda (Orleans County, Louisiana), W.J. Gibbs (St. Louis County, Minnesota), Edward Coleman (Somerset County, Pennsylvania), D.E. Alvarico (San Francisco County, California), Walter H. Fawcett (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania), Benj. F. Brown (Mosquero), William L. Robertson ( U.S.S. Euphamia ), Rev. J.B. Dinkins (District of Columbia), Alberta C. Thompson (Deerlodge County, Montana), J.C. Chapin (Mississippi County, Arkansas), Grace Miller White, Henry Dranke (Anderson County, South Carolina), John V. Dougherty (Cook County, Illinois), S.H. Fessenden (Grady County, Oklahoma), Miss Allene Freeman (Middlesex County, Massachusetts), William J. Foley (Morris County, New Jersey), George M. Bayersdoerffer (Floyd County, Indiana), B.R. Evangelista ( U.S.S. Dale , U.S. Navy), George Ames (Jay County, Indiana), Walter Conroy (Minnehaha County, South Dakota), Harry D. Daniels (Schoharie County, New York), and Miss Joy Wadsworth (Davison County, South Dakota). (oversize) No date 1 6 Typescript circular letter signed M.M. Seide, King Institute, New York City, promoting K.I. Shorthand. Enclosed $5 presentation award. No date 1 6 Circular of King Institute, Inc., Chicago, Illinois, titled “Add to Your Earnings. Let K.I. Shorthand Prove Its True Value to You.” No date 1 6 Military Papers Series War Department classification card issued to Robert Gable Elder, Perryville, Mo., certifying that he has been classified in Class IV. 1918 Feb 23 1 6 War Department notice of classification card issued to Robert Gable Elder, Perryville, Mo., certifying that he has been classified in Class IV. 1918 Feb 23 1 6 Certificate of Discharge Because Physically Deficient granted to Private Frank A. Phillips of St. Louis, Missouri. Certificate was issued at Camp Cody Deming, New Mexico. 1918 May 24 1 6 Wagner Electric Manufacturing Company circular titled “Classification of Employe[e]s under New Army Selective Draft.” The circular is addressed to the company’s employees, and answers many questions about the new draft and the classification of employees under this law. No date 1 6 War Department classification card issued to Earl Davis, 501 South Ewing, St. Louis, Mo., certifying that he has been classified in Class 1-A. No date 1 6 Legal Papers Series Typescript agreement between Louis H. Haase, trustee, and Ernst Bader, both of St. Louis, Mo., stating that Haase will sell Bader 10 shares of stock in the Empire Brewing Co. 1901 July 5 1 6 Typescript lease between Philip Ostermayer and Ernst L. Bader, both of St. Louis, Mo. Ostermayer leases to Bader two stores at 5239 North Broadway and 5241 North Broadway to be used as a wholesale and retail liquor store for two years. 1904 Nov 1 1 6 Typescript letter to Louis H. Haase, c/o Empire Brewing Co., Sarah & Wabash tracks, St. Louis. “Mrs. Mary Bader, widow of Ernest Bader has handed to me for attention contract between you as Trustee and said Bader, for the purchase by him of 10 shares of Empire Brewing Co. stock. . . . Bader died about three years ago. . . .” Requests accounting of dividends on behalf of his widow. 1914 Feb 7 1 6 Handwritten notes mention the Empire Brewing Co. and Louis H. Haase, 4390 Lindell Blvd. No date 1 6 Business Cards Series Stationery of Engelke & Feiner, Southern Roller Mills, 804, 806 & 808 South Broadway, St. Louis. 189- 1 6 Business card of Ernst L. Bader, saloon, wines and liquors, cigars and tobacco, 7200 North Broadway, St. Louis, Mo. No date 1 6 Credentials card certifying that Harris E. Holmes is a member of the Press Reporting Syndicate and regularly enrolled with the syndicate as a press correspondent. Issued at St. Louis, Mo. No date 1 6 Business card of J.M. Schumacher, Schumacher System & Sales Book Co., 208 North 4th St. [This address was crossed out, and “1316 Union Ave.” was inserted.] No date 1 6 Trade card of Weigelt Glass & Mirror Manufacturing Co., 615-617 South 6th St., St. Louis, Mo. No date 1 6 Business card of Lou. Walters, representative of the Modern Tire Vulcanizery, 4509 Gravois Ave., [St. Louis, Mo.]. Verso includes prices of retreads with the late new-high pressure process. No date 1 6 Invitation card of The Lar La Belle Club to attend their Wednesday evening dancing parties at Moose Club Auditorium, 1000 Walnut Ave. Verso includes lyrics to song titled “Hold Me.” No date 1 6 Receipts and Business Papers Series Receipt of Oriental Laundry, 3805 North Broadway, St. Louis, to E.L. Bader. 190- 1 6 Typescript lease between Ernest L. Bader, 7200 North Broadway, and the American Mandolin School and Novelty Co., Jersey City, New Jersey. The company leases to Bader a mandolin harp or guitar zither. 1901 June 5 1 6 Receipt of Jones Commercial College, St. Louis, to Ernst L. Bader for courses and text books for his son Ernst F.L. Bader. 1904 Apr 22 1 6 Receipt of Mary A. Bader, “$25 for cementery [cemetery] works as for tompstone [tombstone] and taking remains.” Dated Ste. Genevieve, Mo. 1908 Jan 9 1 6 Typescript note of Coe, Yonge & Co., importers and jobbers of general merchandise, notions, jewelry, cutlery, etc., 905 & 907 Lucas Ave., St. Louis, Mo., to E. Bader. States that they have pens, pencils, and pen holders in stock. Letterhead includes illustration of company’s building. 1909 June 29 1 6 City of St. Louis foot peddler’s license granted to E. Bader, Jr., 7210 North Broadway. 1909 Oct 29 1 6 Typescript note signed M.W. Muntzel, cashier, The Baden Bank, St. Louis, Mo., to Mr. E.L. Bader, St. Louis. Demands payment of note. 1913 Mar 5 1 6 Typescript letter of The American Mercantile Agency, St. Louis, Mo., to A.C. Bader, St. Louis, Mo. Reminds Bader of the collection against him in favor of the Western Watchman . 1914 Mar 30 1 6 Receipt of King The Tailor, 422 North 6th St., St. Louis, to Mr. Bader. 1919 Dec 12 1 6 Typescript letter of the St. Louis Retail Grocers’ Association to “Dear Sir.” Requests his attendance at upcoming meeting, and describes goods they have in stock. 1920 Apr 10 1 6 Receipt of Munger’s Laundry, 2308 and 2310 Washington Ave., St. Louis, to “Bazer,” 4541 Evans. 1920 Nov 10 1 6 Hypnotism, Magic, Phrenology, Psychology and Related Papers Series The American Institute of Phrenology announcement for the seasons of 1911-1912. Includes description of their course and a list of textbooks. 1911 1 7 Typescript letter of Fowler & Wells Co., phrenologists and publishers, New York, to Mr. E. Bader, 7210 North Broadway, St. Louis, Mo. Describes the American Institute of Phrenology and a correspondence course. 1912 Nov 11 1 7 The American Institute of Phrenology announcement for the season 1913-1914. Includes description of their course and a list of textbooks. 1913 1 7 Brochure of the Psycho Manufacturing Company, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. “Astonishing! Perplexing! Mysterious! Wonder! of the 20th Century. The Baffling Psychic Phenomena. . . . Psycho is a thin board, so arranged upon casters for support as to afford it perfect freedom and ease of motion. It has a lead pencil inserted through a slot at the opposite end of the board with its point resting lightly on a sheet of paper (wrapping or writing) previously placed upon the table. . . .” 1913 1 7 Circular titled “Private Lectures on Perfect Men, Women and Children in Happy Homes Including Gender, Love, Mating, Married Life and Reproduction, or Paternity, Maternity, Infancy and Puberty Together with Male Vigor and Female Health Restored and Their Ailments Self-Cured Etc., as Taught by Phrenology and Natural Science by Prof. O.S. Fowler.” Includes testimonials regarding Mr. P.H. Starr, proprietor of the Novelty Rug Co. of Toledo, Ohio. ca. 1914 1 7 The American Institute of Phrenology announcement for the season 1914-1915. Includes description of their course and a price list of books for sale. 1914 1 7 Typescript circular letter of The American Institute of Phrenology, New York, to “Dear Sir.” Describes the institute. 1914 June 24 1 7 Typescript circular letter of Julius Zancig to “The Public,” offering forty lessons in palmistry. Verso contains circular titled “A Ten Dollar Book for 50c.,” published and for sale by the Chicago Magic Co. 1914 Aug 3 1 7 The American Institute of Phrenology announcement for the season 1915-1916. Includes description of their course and a price list of books for sale. 1915 1 7 Circular letter of The American Institute of Phrenology to “Dear Sir,” promoting their course. 1915 July 29 1 7 Typescript letter signed Prof. G.E. Beauchamp, graphologist, phrenologist, and physiognomist, New York City, to E. Bader. Describes Bader’s character based on a study of his handwriting. 1915 Sept 10 1 7 Application for membership in the practical English and mental efficiency course, Grenville Kleiser, director. Funk & Wagnalls Company, New York, New York. ca. 1920 1 7 Order form for The Society of Applied Psychology’s Basic Course of Reading. Form is titled “Acceptance of Associate Membership.” ca. 1920 1 7 Circular letter of The Literary Digest, New York, to “Dear Friend,” extending an invitation to become an associated member of The Society of Applied Psychology. 1920 Nov 1 7 Circular letter of Funk & Wagnalls Company, New York, to “Dear Friend,” promoting the Kleiser mail course in practical English and mental efficiency. Includes brief testimonials of G. Vincent Rockey (West Brighton, New York), J.D. Kennelly (Carlisle, Pennsylvania), Grace M. Davidson (Rutledge, Pennsylvania), Geo. W. Smith (Honolulu, Hawaii), Ingrid Mageken (Chicago), and J.T. Jurgenson (Virginia, Minnesota). 1920 Nov 1 7 Illustrated envelope of Johnson Smith & Co., Chicago, Illinois, addressed to E. Bader, 4541 Evans Ave., St. Louis, Mo. No date 1 7 Circular of the Chicago Magic Co., Chicago, Illinois, titled “More New Tricks That You Should Have.” No date 1 7 Circular letter of the Chicago Magic Co., Chicago, Illinois, to “Dear Sir.” No date 1 7 Circular of the Chicago Magic Co., Chicago, Illinois, titled “The New X-Ray Clock, an Entirely New and Original Thought-Reading Seance.” No date 1 7 Brochure of the Advanced Thought Publishing Co., Chicago, Illinois, titled “The Art and Science of Personal Magnetism, the Secrets of Mental Fascination, by Theron Q. Dumont.” No date 1 7 Brochure of the Advanced Thought Publishing Co., Chicago, Illinois, titled “The Secret of Mental Magic by William Walker Atkinson.” No date 1 7 Circular advertising four books: (1) Practical Psychomancy and Crystal Gazing by William Walker Atkinson, (2) Practical Mind Reading by William Walker Atkinson, (3) How to Tell Fortune by Cards by Professor P.R.S. Foli, and (4) Practical Palmistry or the Hands and How to Read Them by E. Rene. No date 1 7 Book catalog of the Advanced Thought Publishing House, Chicago. No date 1 7 Circular of the Glenville Kleiser personal mail course in practical English and mental efficiency. Includes brief testimonials of Chas. R. Graves (Chicago), J.L. Selldorff (Benson, Illinois), Paul C. Stein (Chicago), C.H. Ion (Drayton, North Dakota), and W.M. McManus (Azusa, California). Verso is titled “The Right Word in the Right Place!” Funk & Wagnalls Company, publishers, New York, New York. No date 1 7 Typescript circular letter of G.E. Beauchamp to “Dear Friend,” offering a “full life reading” of his handwriting. No date 1 7 Circular of Prof. G.E. Beauchamp, New York, New York. No date 1 7 Brochure of Jessie Allen Fowler, vocational adviser, New York City. “Not to know yourself Phrenologically is sure to keep you standing on the ‘Bridge of Sighs’ all your life.” No date 1 7 Typescript circular letter signed J.A. Fowler, The American Institute of Phrenology, New York, New York, to “Dear Sir,” promoting their course. No date 1 7 Circular of Drs. Patty and wife, phrenologists, Kansas City, Mo., titled “True Healing, Mind Cure or Metaphysics.” No date 1 7 Brochure of Harry H. Balkin, character analyst and vocational advisor, Boston, Massachusetts, titled “Character Analysis Service.” Describes his services and fees. Includes printed reply envelope addressed to Balkin, character analyst, 400 Boylston Street, Boston. No date 1 7 Brochure of Harry H. Balkin, character analyst and vocational advisor, Boston, Massachusetts, titled “Vocational Analysis Service.” Describes his services and fees. No date 1 7 Circular of Harry H. Balkin, analyst and vocational adviser, Boston, Massachusetts, titled “Learn How to Size Up Your Man and Win!” Promotes his book titled The New Science of Analyzing Character . No date 1 7 Pamphlet of The Society of Applied Psychology titled “How to Develop Your Power of Achievement.” Describes the volumes in the society’s Basic Course of Reading, published by The Literary Digest, New York. No date 1 7 Circular of the Muntean Specialty Co., Galveston, Texas, titled “Do You Know That There Are Three Important Events in Your Life? Your Birth, Marriage, Death.” The circular describes Dr. Parker’s New Marriage Guide. No date 1 7 Circular of the Advanced Thought Publishing Co., Chicago, Illinois, titled “Just Published, Authoritative, Comprehensive, Concise Private Lessons in the Cultivation of Sex Force, the Vital Power of Attraction Between the Sexes; Its Control and Transmutation for Greater Strength and Higher Development.” No date 1 7 Subscription form for the New York Magazine of Mysteries . Attached request form for a full life horoscope. No date 1 8 Printed form of the “Exalted Mystic” titled “Position of the Planets in the Twelve Houses and Horoscope.” E. Bader’s name is noted on the form. No date 1 8 Typescript document titled “Interpretation of Chart Sheet.” No date 1 8 Typescript document titled “Fortunate Dates for the Next 12 Months.” No date 1 8 Typescript document titled “Forecast of the Principal Events for Twelve Months.” No date 1 8 Typescript circular letter of the Exalted Mystic No. 10, engaged exclusively by the Magazine of Mysteries, to “Dear Friend.” No date 1 8 Horoscope and chart of life for Ernest F.L. Bader, prepared by “the world’s greatest and most skilled astrologer, Exalted Mystic No. 10,” New York City. No date 1 8 Typescript horoscope compiled by Prof. Richmond Lee. No date 1 8 Dogs Series Circular of the St. Louis Collie Club titled “A Red Letter Event for Collies,” advertising the St. Louis Collie Club’s tenth annual show and the Mississippi Valley Kennel Club’s third annual show. 1908 1 9 Pamphlet titled “Premium List. St. Louis Collie Club. Tenth Annual Bench Show.” Includes a list of officers of the St. Louis Collie Club; definition of classes; prize lists; and the American Kennel Club’s rules governing dog shows. 1908 1 9 Entry form for the Tenth Annual Collie Show given by the Saint Louis Collie Club, March 30 and 31, 1908. 1908 1 9 Entry form for the Third Annual Show given by the Mississippi Valley Kennel Club to be held at Crescent Rink, 33rd & Olive Sts., St. Louis, Mo., April 1-4, 1908. Verso contains advertisement for Spratt’s Patent Ltd. 1908 1 9 Certificate of entry in the American Kennel Club Stud-Book stating that J.B. Parks has registered the collie named Mollie Gay. 1908 May 15 1 9 Typescript letter of the M.F. Marx Manufacturing Co., Louisville, Kentucky, to Mr. E.F.L. Bader, Jr., St. Louis, Mo. Product catalog enclosed. (oversize) 1908 May 22 OS: Ashley-Baker Note signed J.B. Parks: “Received of E. Bader second choice of collie pups whelped in month of May 1909 according to agreement on original contract signed this 18th day of June 1909.” 1909 June 18 1 9 Note signed E.L. Bader Jr., 7210 North Broadway, St. Louis, Mo., to the American Kennel Club. Requests certified pedigree of Mollie Gay. 1908 July 7 1 9 Note signed J.B. Parks, Mokane, Missouri: “On this date I J.B. Parks sold to E.L. Bader Jr. of 7210 North Broadway St. Louis Mo one collie bitch Mollie Gay register no. 118068 Vol XXX American stud book New York City 55 Liberty St N.Y. City with American Kennel Club.” 1908 July 7 1 9 The American Kennel Club pedigree certificate for collie named Mollie Gay. 1908 July 9 1 9 Note signed J.B. Parks, Mokane, Missouri: “On this date I sold and delivered to E.L. Bader, Jr. of 7210 North Broadway St. Louis Mo four collie pups one dog and three bitches for value received whelped April 19th 1908 sired by Sousie Lad dam Mollie Gay.” 1909 Sept 2 1 9 Certificate of entry in the American Kennel Club Stud-Book stating that Joseph William Kamuff has registered the collie named Ring V. 1910 Nov 16 1 9 Circular of Henry L. Hertz, Chicago, Illinois, titled “Hertzville Collie Kennels at Hertz’ Stock Farm, Des Plaines, Ill. Stud Dogs.” ca. after 1910 1 9 Note signed Joseph Wm. Kamuf [Joseph William Kamuff?], St. Louis, Mo.: “To whom it may concern. This is to certify that I Joseph Kamuff this date have sold to E.F.L. Bader One white & sable R.C. Scotch Collie male dog. For Ten Dollars.” 1912 June 1 1 9 Typescript note of the Mississippi Valley Kennel Club, St. Louis, Mo., to Captain J.P. Kelley, 4153 Shenandoah Ave., St. Louis. “Mr. Albert Grueter has requested me to send you an application card for membership in the club. . . .” 1921 Feb 10 1 9 Printed envelope of R.P. Slattery, breeder of high class collies, St. Louis, Mo. The address “5147 Wells Ave.” is written on the envelope. Envelope includes illustration of “Champion Major Victor.” No date 1 9 Circular titled “Additional Prizes for Mississippi Valley Kennel Club’s Third Annual Dog Show.” Those offering prizes include James P. O’Neil, Henry Hoffman, Edw. F. Crumley Buffet, Louis Nolker, Samuel C. Davis, H. Williams, Thos. C. Carr, Jas. H. McTague, Christian Kenney, Baarent-Ten Broek, Peter Hauptman & Son, Jack Keeshan, and Arthur J. Fitzsimmons. No date 1 9 Blank dog pedigree certificate, published by Spratt’s Patent (America) Limited, Newark, New Jersey. (oversize) No date OS: Ashley-Baker Application of dog named Sonsie Lad to be entered in the American Kennel Club Stud-Book. Verso contains advertisement for Spratt’s Patent (America) Limited dog and puppy cakes. No date 1 9 Application of collie named Mollie Gay to be entered in the American Kennel Club Stud-Book. Verso contains advertisement for Spratt’s Patent (America) Limited dog and puppy cakes. No date 1 9 Application of collie named Mollie Gay to be entered in the American Kennel Club Stud-Book. Verso contains advertisement for Spratt’s Patent (America) Limited dog and puppy cakes. No date 1 9 Plymouth Rock Squab Company Series Circulars, price lists, testimonials, and other advertising material of the Plymouth Rock Squab Company, Boston, Massachusetts. (19 items; 2 items) (oversize) ca. 1905-1907 1 10 German Documents Series Certificate of conduct of Private 1st Class Ernst Friedrich Ludwig Bader, dated Schwerin. (in German, with transcription and translation) 1877 Nov 26 1 11 Receipt signed Anna Gieth for furniture and kitchen utensils sold to E.L. Bader. (in German, with transcription and translation) 1880 Mar 23 1 11 Statement signed W. Fretuder that journeyman miller Fr. Bader from Glienke has worked in his mill. (in German, with transcription and translation) 1883 Aug 19 1 11 Letter signed Ida, Neubrandenburg, to her brother. (in German, with transcription and translation) 1888 Mar 16 1 11 Letter signed Wilhelm Hellwig, Washington, to friend Bader and his wife. (in German, with transcription and translation) 1894 Jan 5 1 11