Gerhard, Albert J.
Documentary Artifacts; Collection
A2738 Gerhard Family Papers Inventory of Gerhard Family Papers A2738 EAD by Jaime Bourassa using ArchivesSpace Missouri Historical Society Library and Research Center 2016 225 S. Skinker Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63105 URL: This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2018-10-02 06:32:04 -0500 . English Describing Archives: A Content Standard English Missouri Historical Society Library and Research Center Gerhard Family Papers A2738 0.02 Cubic Feet (1 folder) 1884-1915 Processing Information Processed by Dennis Northcott, November 2010. Donor Information Donor information is not available. Biographical Sketch Julius H. Gerhard and his wife, Elizabeth, had three children, all of whom were born in Missouri: Albert J. (born March 17, 1855; died September 8, 1917, in St. Louis), Clara (born circa 1862), and Julius W. (born February 24, 1871; died December 24, 1946, in St. Louis). Albert J. Gerhard spent some time in Leadville, Colorado, and Kingston, New Mexico, in the mining business. Julius W. Gerhard served as a lieutenant in the Spanish-American War, and was a member of the Missouri National Guard for several decades. Scope and Contents Papers include letters of Albert J. Gerhard to his family and other family papers. Arrangement The papers are arranged chronologically. 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 . Copyright restrictions may apply. The researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming to the laws of copyright. Physical and Technical Requirements There are no physical or technical restrictions. Preferred Citation Gerhard Family Papers, Missouri Historical Society Archives, St. Louis. Floods -- Metro-East (Ill.) Floods -- Missouri -- Saint Louis Mineral industries -- United States Gerhard family Letter signed Albert [Albert J. Gerhard], Denver, Colorado, to Pa & Ma. Mentions his arrival in Denver, discusses the mining business, and asks his parents to write to him at Leadville. Accompanying envelope is addressed to J.H. Gerhardt, Bates & Taylor Aves., St. Louis, Mo. Letter is written on the stationery of the Windsor Hotel (Denver). Letterhead and accompanying envelope include an image of the hotel. 1884 Aug 2 AF: Garr-Gib Fragment of unsigned letter [in Albert J. Gerhard’s handwriting], Kingston, New Mexico, to "Dear Clara." Discusses mining business. 1886 Oct 13 AF: Garr-Gib Letter signed Albert [Albert J. Gerhard], St. Louis, to "Dear Folks." Describes the effects of the flood in St. Louis and East St. Louis, discusses his business, and mentions several acquaintances in St. Louis. Letter is written on the letterhead of the Granite Mineral Wool Co. (108 North 9th), formerly the Standard Mineral Wool Co. (office at 1240 Collins St., works at Koeln Ave. and Oak Hill Railroad). 1892 May 18 AF: Garr-Gib Promissory note signed Julius H. Gerhard, St. Louis, Mo., to pay the German-American Bank. Stamped "Paid, December 22, 1897." 1897 Nov 15 AF: Garr-Gib Promissory note signed Julius H. Gerhard, St. Louis, Mo., to pay the German-American Bank. Stamped "Paid, March 23, 1898." 1897 Dec 20 AF: Garr-Gib Letter signed Chas. W. Barstow, Jr. [Charles W. Barstow, Jr.], Hillman Land & Iron Co., Grand Rivers, Kentucky, to Capt. J.W. Gerhardt, commanding Company G, 1st Missouri Infantry, St. Louis, Mo. Mentions that he has enclosed letters and papers from Mrs. J.A. Wilburn. "I have written Mrs. Wilburn that I have turned this over to you as you were in command of the company during my sickness in Chattanooga at which place Wilburn claims to have contracted his illness." 1901 Dec 2 AF: Garr-Gib Note signed E. Gerhard, 4521 Duncan Ave. [St. Louis], to Perkinson Cons. Co. [Perkinson Brothers Construction Company]. Encloses check for reconstruction of 20th Street between Franklin and Wash. 1914 Mar 2 AF: Garr-Gib Letter signed A.J. Gerhard, 4521 Duncan Ave., St. Louis, to Perkinson Construction Co., 3237 Carter Ave., St. Louis. Encloses check for payment of special tax bill on 20th Street between Franklin and Wash Streets. "Tax is against estate of Elizabeth Gerhard." 1915 Mar 1 AF: Garr-Gib