date(s):
1832-1947
type(s):
Documentary Artifacts; Collection
A1027 Mepham Family Papers Inventory of Mepham Family Papers A1027 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 2018-09-27 06:39:39 -0500 . English Describing Archives: A Content Standard English Missouri Historical Society Library and Research Center Mepham Family Papers Mepham family Mepham, Michael S., 1828-1882 M.S. Mepham & Bro. St. Louis Paint Manufacturing Company United States. Army. Iowa Infantry Regiment, 11th (1861-1865) A1027 0.68 Cubic Feet (1 box; 1 oversize folder; 1 volume) 1832-1947 1832-1899 Processing Information Processed by Dennis Northcott, June 2003. Donor Information The letter book of George S. Mepham, dated 1871-1885, was purchased from a manuscript dealer, Paul H. North, Jr., on December 26, 1951. A collection of Mepham family papers and other manuscripts were donated by Mrs. Philo Stevenson on November 10, 1953. The checks signed M. Goldsoll; and Mepham family papers including 1880s tax receipts, cash book, envelopes, and list of Indian curiosities lent by M.S. Mepham for exhibit at Buffalo were donated by Mrs. Philo S. Stevenson (courtesy of Mrs. Arthur C. Hoskins) on November 22, 1963. Biographical Sketches Michael S. Mepham was born in Kent, England, in 1828, and came to the United States with his family while he was a child. The family settled in Ulster County, New York, then moved to Henderson County, Kentucky, circa 1839, and moved further west to Dardanelle, Arkansas, in the 1840s. In the late 1840s, M.S. Mepham moved to St. Louis, Missouri, where he established the firm of M.S. Mepham & Bro. with his brother William G. Mepham, in the early 1850s. M.S. Mepham & Bro. were importers and wholesale dealers in fruits, nuts, and cigars. In the 1860s, M.S. Mepham & Bro. became the owners of several steamboats that ran between St. Louis and New Orleans. M.S. Mepham was interested in archaeology and had a collection of artifacts and Indian relics. He died May 25, 1882, in St. Louis. After M.S. Mepham’s death, the firm of M.S. Mepham & Bro. was succeeded by the St. Louis Paint Manufacturing Company, with William G. Mepham serving as president. William G. Mepham died August 7, 1894, in St. Louis. George S. Mepham, the son of M.S. Mepham, established the firm George S. Mepham & Co., manufacturers of paint pigments, in 1890. He retired in 1920 and devoted time to his interest in archaeology and antiquities. He was a passenger on the maiden voyage of the steamer Olympic in 1911. He died December 24, 1930, in St. Louis at the age of 74. Scope and Contents The collection consists primarily of receipts, accounts, correspondence, and other papers regarding the businesses of M.S. Mepham & Bro., the St. Louis Paint Manufacturing Company, and George S. Mepham & Co. in St. Louis. The collection also contains receipts, correspondence, and other business papers of M.S. Mepham from the 1830s and 1840s, prior to his arrival in St. Louis; several documents relating to the Civil War, many of which do not appear to be related to the Mepham family; papers regarding the steamboats owned by the Mephams, most notably the M.S. Mepham and the Minnie; a check signed by Brigham Young, 1872; invitation to a Socialist Party demonstration with Mother Jones speaking, 1905; a few items from the maiden voyage of the R.M.S. Olympic, 1911; and some personal Mepham family correspondence and papers. Arrangement The collection is 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 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 Mepham Family Papers, Missouri Historical Society Archives, St. Louis. Archaeology Business enterprises -- Missouri -- Saint Louis Grocers -- Missouri -- Saint Louis Iowa -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 Missouri -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 Saint Louis (Mo.) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 Ships Steamboats United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 George S. Mepham Company Mepham, George S., approximately 1856-1930 Mepham, William G., -1894 Receipt of G.W. Davis to M. Mepham. 1830s 1 1 Receipt of Geo. Williams to Mr. Mepham. 1830s 1 1 Document signed Edwd. Andrews and David Green, dated Hobart, Pennsylvania. "Received of Mr. Michael Mepham the sum of fifty pounds for his passage in the cabin from this place to London." 1832 Jan 7 1 1 Receipt signed Edward Pierce for payment of Michael Mepham to John Bacon. 1836 July 18 1 1 Receipt signed Houghton Bonnel to Wm. Mepham. 1836 Aug 1 1 1 Receipt signed Paoli Brooks to M. Mepham, dated Rondout, [New York]. 1836 Aug 1 1 1 Receipt signed John D. Middagh to Mr. Mepham. 1836 Aug 8 1 1 Receipt of Walter Evans to M. Mepham, dated Ellenville, [New York]. 1836 Sept 2 1 1 Receipt signed Lucas Elmendorf to Michael Mepham. 1836 Oct 29 1 1 Receipt signed Ezra Fitch to Mr. Mepham. 1836 Nov 5 1 1 Note signed David Hovey[?] to Mr. Mepham, dated Ellenville, [New York]. 1836 Nov 7 1 1 Letter signed Wm. Jarrett, Paris, [Ohio], to Michael Mepham, Rondout, Ulster County, New York. Describes the farm he purchased. 1837 Feb 9 1 1 Receipt of Isaac Cocks from Mr. Mepham, dated Eddyville, [New York]. 1837 Mar 6 1 1 Letter signed Charles R. Curtiss to Michael Mepham. Regarding a transaction. 1837 Jul 3 1 1 Receipt of payment of Wm. H. Lee from Mepham. 1838 Jan 4 1 1 Letter signed Alexander Baker to Mr. Meffin[Mepham?]. Regarding business transaction. 1838 Apr 12 1 1 Promissory note of Michael S. Mepham to pay John Ferguson, dated Kingston, [New York]. 1838 July 11 1 1 Account of Michael S. Mepham with Isick L. Hosbrock, dated Kingston, [New York]. 1838 Oct 15 1 1 Account of Michael Mepham with Harvey Otis, dated Kingston, [New York]. 1838 Dec 13 1 1 Deed of sale of land in Henderson County, Kentucky, from David Hart Cowan to Caleb S. Clay (includes attached certifications of government officials). 1838 Dec 31 1 1 Stock certificate of Michael S. Mepham in the Kentucky Silk Manufacturing Company. 1839 Jan 18 1 1 Articles of agreement between Isaac A. Blaurett and Marius Schoonmaker of the first part and Michael S. Mepham of the second part. 1839 Jan 20 1 1 Deed of the sale of land in Henderson County, Kentucky, from David Hart Cowan to Michael S. Mepham (includes attached certifications of government officials). 1839 Jan 24 1 1 Letter signed [name illegible] to M.S. Mepham, Tallmadge. Regarding business transactions. 1839 Oct 16 1 1 Letter signed William Jarrett, Paris, [Ohio], to Michael S. Mepham, Henderson, Henderson County, Kentucky. Discusses family news and prices of goods. 1840 June 14 1 2 Campaign ribbon for candidates Henry Clay and Theodore Freylinghausen. [1844] 1 2 Bill of sale, signed John McCall. "Received, Loundesboro, Ala., 6 January 1846 of Seymour H. Powell sixteen hundred dollars in full for the following mentioned negroes, namely: Henry, aged about forty; Sally, aged about forty; John, aged about eighteen; Adaline, aged about eight; and Bob, aged about five years. The above mentioned negroes I warrant sound and healthy, except Henry who has an old burn on the foot – little good." 1846 Jan 6 1 2 Letter signed Wm. J.G. Mepham, New York, to brother, M.S. Mepham, and sister, near the Sulphur Springs, Yell County, Arkansas. Discusses his health and family news. 1846 Aug 16 1 2 Letter signed J.A. Mepham, New York, to brother, Michael S. Mepham, Yell County, Arkansas. Discusses the death of her husband. 1847 Jan 19 1 2 Letter signed Jane Amelia Mepham, South Rondout, [New York], to brother, M.S. Mepham, and sister, St. Louis, Missouri. Discusses family news. 1847 June 26 1 2 Unsigned, incomplete letter addressed to "Dear Aunt," dated St. Louis. Includes note "Edmond Mepham died July 11, 1849" and a poem titled "Little Eddy." 1849 Sept 18[?] 1 2 Blank bill of lading of M.S. Mepham & Bro. (2 copies) 185- 1 2 Memorial card in memory of Adelaide Maria Mepham, infant daughter of Michael S. and Maria Mepham, who died August 5, 1853. 1853 Aug 5 1 2 Letter signed William Mepham, St. Louis, to M.S. Mepham. Contains bill for transactions on tour of Europe and the U.S. 1855 July 18 1 2 Autograph book of Mary L. Sailer, dated Pennsylvania. 1859 Jan 16 1 2 Letter signed M.S. Mepham, St. Louis, Missouri, to Mr. L.B. Brown. Discusses the market for apples and other business matters. 1859 Sept 5 1 2 Letter signed M.S. Mepham, St. Louis, Missouri, to Mr. L.B. Brown. Discusses the market for apples. 1859 Sept 20 1 2 Agreement to extend credit, signed by numerous creditors of M.S. Mepham & Bro., dated New York. (filed oversize) 1859 Nov 16 OS: Me Contemporary copy of letter signed Mills, Merritt & Co., New York, to Mepham & Bro. Regarding business transaction with S.A. Kingsland of New Orleans. 1859 Dec 3 1 2 Newspaper article titled “M.S. Mepham & Bro.” Description of the business. 1860s 1 2 Receipt signed W.M. Harlow, St. Louis, to M.S. Mepham. 1860 Mar 27 1 2 Vouchers for payment to the sutler signed by privates in the 11th Iowa Infantry (approximately 200 items). 1861-1862 1 3 Military pass granted to Fredk. Christoffer, Company F, National Guard of St. Louis, by the U.S. Provost Guard. [1861-1865] 1 4 Printed lyrics to “Happy Land of Canaan,” a pro-Confederate song. [1861-1865] 1 4 Military pass granted to M.S. Mepham by office of provost marshal, St. Louis, Missouri. 1861 Nov 10 1 4 Letter signed R.W. Johnson, Richmond[?], to John. Regarding John’s wish to quit the military. 1862 Jan 9 1 4 Account of R.R. Wills with the Confederate States for envelopes purchased, dated Bowling Green. 1862 Jan 10 1 4 Reproduction of printed proclamation of Major General Benjamin Butler regarding the occupation of New Orleans by Union forces. (filed oversize) 1862 May 1 OS: Me Account on stationery of 2nd Wisconsin Cavalry (3 pages). 1862 May 30 1 4 Memorandums of agreement between the Erie Railway Company and M.S. Mepham & Bro. (5 items) (filed oversize) 1862 May 30-1863 May 4 OS: Me Contemporary copy of letter of Jefferson Davis to the soldiers, congratulating and encouraging the Confederate troops, dated headquarters, Army of Tennessee. 1863 Oct 14 1 4 Newspaper article titled "Extensive Fire--Loss $50,000--A New and Extensive Tobacco Factory Destroyed." Describes the fire that destroyed M.S. Mepham & Bro’s Sun Tobacco Warehouse, formerly the Gothic Livery Stable Building. [1863 Dec] 1 4 Newspaper article titled "A Mississippi Steamer for a St. Louis Merchant--the M.S. Mepham ." [1864] 1 4 Menu of complimentary dinner to Major General U.S. Grant tendered by the citizens of St. Louis, held at the Lindell Hotel. 1864 Jan 29 1 4 Advertisement for the steamboat Minnie , bound for Shreveport, Jefferson and Red River, dated [New Orleans]. ca. 1865 1 4 Trip statement of the steamer Iron City from New Orleans to “above the raft” and return. ca. 1865-1868 1 4 Ticket and advertisement cards for steamboat M.S. Mepham . (3 items) ca. 1865-1868 1 4 Statement of receipts and disbursements of the steamer M.S. Mepham from Cairo to New Orleans and return to Louisville. ca. 1865-1868 1 4 Enrollment certificate of M.S. Mepham in the Enrolled Missouri Militia, dated St. Louis. 1865 Apr 11 1 4 Account of M.S. Mepham with Aug. H. Becker. 1865 Dec 19 1 4 Newspaper article titled "The Arkansas River Trade." Brief account of M.S. Mepham's entry into the Arkansas River trade. ca. 1866-1868 1 4 Telegram of W.H. Schluter to M.S. Mepham & Bro. Regarding the sinking of the steamer Minnie . 1866 Jan 3 1 4 Telegram of H. Robinson to M.S. Mepham & Bro. Regarding the steamer General Anderson that went to the relief of the Minnie and took off the passengers. 1866 Jan 3 1 4 Receipt of Balmer & Weber to W.G. Mepham, dated St. Louis. 1866 July 30 1 4 Testimony of William G. Mepham and Mr. Copley regarding dispute of payment of Copley by Mepham. Contains information on M.S. Mepham & Bro. from 1865 to 1867. ca. 1867 or after 1 5 Statement of assets and liabilities of M.S. Mepham & Bro.[?] 1867 1 6 Bill of fare, Liverpool, New York & Philadelphia Steam Ship Company. 1867 Jan 4 1 6 Trial balance of M.S. Mepham & Bro. 1867 Mar 1 1 6 Statement of the condition of M.S. Mepham & Bro. 1867 Mar 1 1 6 Receipt of O.E. Hall, St. Louis Hotel, New Orleans, to M.S. Mepham & Family. 1867 Mar 4 1 6 Letter signed W.G. Mepham, St. Louis, Missouri, to M.S. Mepham. Regarding bank drafts. 1867 Mar 5 1 6 Letter signed Emile Follner, New Orleans, to M.S. Mepham. Invitation to join him in Europe. 1867 Apr 8 1 6 Letter signed W.D. Speer, Baltimore, to M.S. Mepham. Requests schedule of steamboats to the Upper Missouri and Fort Benton. 1867 Apr 11 1 6 Promissory note of M.S. Mepham and W.G. Mepham to the Charter Oak Life Insurance Company, dated St. Louis. (Note of R.S. Thoms, agent, on back, dated January 26, 1869.) 1867 Apr 18 1 6 Letter signed W.D. Speer, Royal Artillery Barracks, Quebec, to M.S. Mepham. Request for steamboat schedule. 1867 Apr 25 1 6 Statement from M.S. Mepham & Bro.’s trial balance. 1867 June 1 1 6 Two tickets issued to Caswell F. Darby for canonization services at the Basilica Vaticana. 1867 June 29 1 6 Statement of the condition of M.S. Mepham & Bro. 1867 July 1 1 6 Transcription of article in the Missouri Republican regarding the death of Wilfred D. Speer. 1867 July 13 1 6 Letter signed Courtenay F. Terry, Southern Hotel, St. Louis, to Mr. Mepham. Regarding the remains and effects of the late Captain Wilfred Speer. 1867 July 16 1 6 Letter signed Courtenay F. Terry, London, Ontario, Canada, to Mr. Mepham. Regarding difficulty in sending the body of Captain Wilfred Speer home. 1867 July 26 1 6 Telegram of Courtenay F. Terry, London, Ontario, to M.S. Mepham, St. Louis. "Send it to England any way you can without delay." 1867 July 26 1 6 Letter signed Henry J. Pratten[?], Stadacona Club, Quebec, to M.S. Mepham, St. Louis. Letter of appreciation of the interest taken by Mepham in the death of Captain Wilfred Speer. 1867 July 31 1 6 Balance sheet of steamer Iron City for five trips from St. Louis to Johnsonville, Tennessee, and return, dated St. Louis. (filed oversize) 1867 Aug 14 OS: Me Letter signed W.M. Trollope, Westminster, to M.S. Mepham, St. Louis, Missouri. Regarding the death of Captain Wilfred Speer. 1867 Sept 14 1 6 Letter signed by numerous passengers on board the steamer M.S. Mepham from Cairo to New Orleans, to Capt. John McDonald and the officers and crew of the steamer M.S. Mepham . (filed oversize, AMD) 1867 Dec 28 AMD Letter signed James E. Yeatman, Merchants’ National Bank of St. Louis, to Col. Thomas. Letter of recommendation of M.S. Mepham. 1868 Feb 26 1 6 Receipt of deposit of money of M.S. Mepham & Bro., signed W. Henry Holland, St. Louis, Missouri. 1869 Apr 29 1 6 Circular advertisement of M.S. Mepham & Bro., agents for the Cape La Croix Paint and Color Company. Contains numerous testimonials. (2 copies) ca. 1870 1 7 Printed price list of Welch’s improved patent barrel machinery. 1870 1 7 Statement and ledger balance of the steamer Minnie from December 1869 to May 1870. 1870 May 28 1 7 Micrographic reproduction of issue of The Weekly Times (London), produced by J.E. Crawford, shirt manufacturer and dealer in gent’s furnishing goods, St. Louis. 1870 Dec 25 1 7 Letter book of George S. Mepham. Contains letterpress copies of correspondence sent by R.H. Mahon, Shreveport, August 1871 to January 1872, regarding the liquor business; and letterpress copies of correspondence of George S. Mepham, December 1877 to January 1885, regarding business matters and archaeological artifacts. (bound volume filed separately) A1027-00002 1871-1885 Volume 1 Check of the Utah Southern Railroad Company to David Pierce & Co., signed Brigham Young. 1872 July 22 1 7 Circular advertisement of M.S. Mepham & Bro., agents for the Cape La Croix Paint & Color Company. Advertisement for silver white for wood filler; contains numerous testimonials. (2 copies) ca. 1873 1 7 Printed copy of H.R. 3766, a bill for the relief of M.S. and W.G. Mepham and A.H. Shaw of St. Louis, Missouri, “on account of damages sustained by them in the sinking of their steamer Minnie by the United States monitor Oneoto while their steamer Minnie was in the employ of the United States.” 1874 June 20 1 7 Letter signed J.B. Rinehart, Fort Ripley, Minnesota, to George W. Wilcox, Cincinnati, Ohio. Recounts the capture of an Indian jacket by Sergeant William Langenberg during the Modoc War. 1874 Aug 16 1 7 Canceled checks signed by M. Goldsoll, dated St. Louis. (112 items) 1877 Jan-Aug 1 8 Letter signed F.H. Gifford, Alton, Illinois, to H.W. Mepham. Describes artifact pipe discovered in Macoupin County, Illinois. 1877 Dec 28 1 9 Missouri Republican newspaper article titled “Chester’s Idol. The Strange Image Recently Exhumed There. An Interview with Geo. John G. Fonda. His Description of the Singular Object--Relic of a Lost People.” 1878 Feb 8 1 9 Price list to Mr. N. Hatch. 1879 Apr 15 1 9 Receipt of Ward & Howell, Ward’s Natural Science Establishment, Rochester, New York, to M.S. Mepham. 1879 July 18 1 9 Notes regarding a court case, written on letterhead of the St. Louis Paint Manufacturing Company. ca. 1880 1 9 Notes of freight and labor of switch fittings from Charleston to Mosby[?] and return, Vandalia Line, Terre Haute & Indianapolis Railroad Co. (2 pages) 1880s 1 9 Expense book of George S. Mepham. 1882 1 10 Tax receipts of H.F. McDonald and Mrs. Maria Mepham. For state, school and city taxes and special tax bills (15 items). 1882-1892 1 10 Letter signed Henry J. Lyda, general agent for Halstead & Co., to M.S. Mepham. Enclosures: business card Lyda, solicitor of patents and war claims; two copies of a circular of Halstead & Co., Washington, D.C., regarding charter parties or steamers and vessels employed by the government during the Civil War. 1882 Mar 14 1 11 Printed form of Halstead & Co. titled “Statement for a Single Steamer or Vessel.” Contains information regarding the steamboat Minnie. ca. 1882 Apr 5 1 11 Appointment of power of attorney of A.H. Shaw (one half owner of the steamboat Minnie ) to Halstead & Co., to prosecute claim in connection with the loss of the Minnie . 1882 Apr 5 1 11 Agreement of fees between Halstead & Co. and A.H. Shaw regarding the claim against the U.S. government for the loss of the steamboat Minnie and cargo in 1866. 1882 Apr 5 1 11 Photocopy of fragment of St. Louis newspaper obituary of Michael S. Mepham. [1882 May 26?] 1 11 Letters signed Munn & Co., New York, M.S. Mepham & Bro. Encloses patent for an improved process of preparing sulphate of barytes. 1882 June 26 1 11 Contemporary copy of list of subscribers to the capital stock of the St. Louis Paint Manufacturing Company. 1882 Sept 12 1 11 Receipt of Mawdsley & Mepham, St. Louis, to Mrs. M.S. Mepham. 1883 Mar 20 1 11 Receipt of Mawdsley & Mepham, St. Louis to Mrs. M.S. Mepham. 1884 Jan 31 1 11 Letter signed H.G. Adam, editor, The Independent Journal , New York, to St. Louis Paint Manufacturing Co. Contains information regarding Mr. Wolcott. 1884 May 24 1 11 Telegram of C.O. Wolcott, Brooklyn, New York, to St. Louis Paint Co. Regarding business transaction. 1884 June 9 1 11 Telegram of St. Louis Paint Manufacturing Company to C.O. Wolcott, Brooklyn, New York. Regarding business transaction. 1884 June 10 1 11 Letter signed Chas. O. Wolcott, St. Louis, to St. Louis Paint Manufacturing Co. Requests company to remove machinery, etc. from premises in Scott County, Missouri. 1884 June 13 1 11 Letter signed Geo. S. Mepham, St. Louis, to Herman A. Haeussler. Regarding Mrs. Friend’s estate. 1884 July 22 1 11 Receipts of the St. Louis, Iron Mountain & Southern Railway Co. to the St. Louis Paint Manufacturing Company. (2 items) 1884 Aug 4 1 11 Receipt of the Missouri Pacific Railway Co. to St. Louis Paint Manufacturing Company. 1884 Aug 6 1 11 Receipt of James B. Davis, St. Louis, to W.G. Mepham. 1884 Aug 7 1 11 Receipts of St. Louis, Iron Mountain & Southern Railway Co., St. Louis, to St. Louis Paint Manufacturing Co. (2 items) 1884 Aug 7 1 11 Receipt of Missouri Pacific Railway Co., St. Louis, to St. Louis Paint Manufacturing Co. 1884 Aug 9 1 11 Letter signed W.M. Gray, Oran, Scott County, Missouri, to St. Louis Paint Co. Requests immediate payment of C.O. Wolcott’s account. 1884 Aug 11 1 11 Receipt of F. Meyer, St. Louis, to St. Louis Paint Manufacturing Co. 1884 Aug 16 1 11 Receipt of Smith, Beggs & Ranken Machine Company, St. Louis, to St. Louis Paint Manufacturing Co. 1884 Sept 6 1 11 Receipt of Cole & Glass, St. Louis, to W.E. Mepham. 1884 Sept 19 1 11 Receipt of Charles Humes & Co., St. Louis, to W.G. Mepham. 1884 Sept 20 1 11 Receipt of Cole & Glass, St. Louis, to W.G. Mepham. 1884 Sept 25 1 11 Receipts of Grote & Scott, St. Louis, to St. Louis Paint Manufacturing Co. (2 items) 1884 Sept 27 1 11 Receipt of Charles Humes & Co., St. Louis, to W.D. Mepham. 1884 Oct 1 1 11 Receipt of Dennison Manufacturing Company, St. Louis, to St. Louis Paint Manufacturing Co. 1884 Oct 1 1 11 Receipt of Dennison Manufacturing Company, St. Louis, to St. Louis Paint Manufacturing Co. 1884 Oct 4 1 11 Letter signed B.B. Dovener, Wheeling, West Virginia, to Geo. S. Mepham, Washington, D.C. Regarding claim against the United States for the loss of the steamer Minnie . 1884 Nov 15 1 11 Account of expenses of Geo. S. Mepham for trip to the East Coast regarding Sarter collection and Minnie claim. 1884 Dec 2 1 11 Balance sheet covering the period September 18, 1882, to December 31, 1884. (filed oversize) 1884 Dec 31 OS: Me Balance sheet, written on back of St. Louis Paint Manufacturing Company stationery. 1884 Dec 31 1 11 Notes on business disputes including transcribed company meeting minutes. Many of the notes are written on the letterheads of Geo. S. Mepham & Bro. and the St. Louis Paint Manufacturing Co. 1885 1 12 Accounts of St. Louis Paint Manufacturing Company, written on letterhead of St. Louis, Iron Mountain & Southern Railway Company. (5 pages) 1885 Jan-Feb 1 13 Letter signed E.P. Pettes, St. Louis, to Geo. S. Mepham. Offer to purchase stock in the St. Louis Paint Manufacturing Company. 1886 Jan 5 1 13 Receipt of Mawdsley & Mepham, St. Louis, to Mrs. M.S. Mepham. 1886 Feb 2 1 13 Newspaper article titled “The Mepham Trade-Mark Case.” [1887] 1 13 Receipts of H. Konert & Son, merchant tailors, St. Louis to Geo. S. Mepham. (4 items) 1887 May 21-1888 Apr 7 1 13 Funeral card of Mme. Geo. Arthur Reineke, dated New Orleans. 1889 Jan 21 1 13 Cabin passenger list of the State Steamship Co., Limited, Glasgow, for the vessel State of Nebraska from Glasgow via Londonderry to New York. 1890 Sept 20 1 13 Certificate of qualifications for admission to the high school awarded to Beatrice Sailor[Sailer] Lodge, Peabody School. 1892 Jan 29 1 13 Certificate of scholarship awarded to Beatrice S. Lodge for passing the examination for admission to high school, dated St. Louis. (filed oversize) 1892 Jan 29 OS: Me Certificate of Mary Institute for completion of studies granted to Beatrice Sailer Lodge, given by the board of directors of Washington University, St. Louis. (filed oversize) 1895 June 14 OS: Me Letter signed Edward V. Papin, St. Louis, to J.L. Foy. Regarding George S. Mepham’s collection of artifacts. 1899 Mar 13 1 13 Broadside: “Millionaire Parker Never Contributed One Cent to the World’s Fair Fund! He Cannot Deny It? 20,000 men, rich and poor, did their share, and yet the man who wants to be Mayor Did Not Contribute One Cent.” Refers to George Washington Parker. A1027-00003 ca. 1901 1 13 Broadside: Millionaire Parker Never Contributed One Cent to the World's Fair Fund!, 1901 Invitation to a Socialist Party demonstration to be held at the Concordia Turner Hall. Mother Jones will speak at the demonstration. 1905 Mar 11 1 13 Invitation to the marriage of Beatrice Sailer Lodge to Philo Speer Stevenson. 1907 June 17 1 13 White Star Line postcard with image of steamers Olympic and Titanic . ca. 1911 1 13 Menu card for the R.M.S. Olympic . 1911 June 21 1 13 Menu card for the R.M.S. Olympic, June 21, 1911 Printed card with record of the maiden voyage of the R.M.S. Olympic from Southampton to New York (includes sketch of the ship). 1911 June 21 1 13 Log card for the R.M.S. Olympic between Southampton and New York, June 14-21, 1911 Letter signed A.H. Godbey, Bridgeton, Missouri, to Mr. Bushnell. Encloses report on sheep tablet and seal tag. 1915 May 22 1 14 Letter signed A.H. Godbey, Bridgeton, Missouri, to Mr. Mepham. Regarding ancient clay tablets. 1915 May 27 1 14 Letter signed A.H. Godbey, Bridgeton, Missouri, to Mr. Mepham. Regarding ancient clay tablets. 1915 May 28 1 14 Typescript letter signed Morgan P. Robinson, Virginia State Library, Richmond, to Mr. Godbey. Regarding Revolutionary War-era document relating to General George Rogers Clark. 1915 Aug 20 1 14 Typescript letter signed Edgar J. Banks, Alpine, New Jersey, to Mr. Mepham. Regarding sale of Nebuchadnezzar cylinder. 1915 Sept 27 1 14 Photocopy of St. Louis Star newspaper article titled “Do You Remember Away Back When the Robert E. Lee Won Great Race?” 1922 Jan 22 1 14 Invitation to the marriage of Beatrice Thomas to Archie Lee. 1925 Nov 21 1 14 St. Louis Post-Dispatch newspaper obituary of George S. Mepham. 1930 Dec 26 1 14 Program for service of worship at the Church of the Unity, St. Louis. Contains memoriam to George Saxby Mepham. 1931 Jan 25 1 14 St. Louis Globe-Democrat newspaper article regarding the marriage of Georgia Mepham Lee to Peter Bakewell. 1947 Feb 9 1 14 Lodge-Mepham family history form, compiled by Mrs. Elizabeth D. (Lodge) Mepham. No date 1 14 Biographical sketch of Michael Saxby Mepham written by his wife, Elizabeth Mepham. No date 1 14 Engraver’s proof of portrait of M.S. Mepham. (2 copies) (filed oversize) No date OS: Me Printed oath of the Knights of Columbus, dated St. Louis. No date 1 14 Transcription of the abstract of the will of Pernell Mepham, late wife of Michael Mepham, of Maighfield, County Sussex, England, dated October 4, 1541. No date 1 14 Printed list of goods of M.S. Mepham & Bro. No date 1 14 Illustration of flag on linen; advertisement for M.S. Mepham & Bro. No date 1 14 Business cards and envelopes of M.S. Mepham & Bro. and the St. Louis Paint Manufacturing Co. (12 items) No date 1 15 Exhibit of affairs of M.S. Mepham & Bro., containing a statement of the company’s financial condition. No date 1 15 Receipt of Hotel Victoria, Biskra, Algeria, to Mr. Mepham. No date 1 15 Statement of revenue and expenses for seven steamboat trips. No date 1 15 Broadside advertisement for the Wisconsin Central Line titled “Don’t Use Big Words.” (filed oversize) No date OS: Me Business card of Reed & Beck, real estate agents, Cape Girardeau, Missouri. No date 1 15 Nineteenth-century newspaper article titled “Exercises for Articulation.” No date 1 15 Papers regarding M.S. Mepham’s collection of Indian artifacts, including several lists of these items. No date 1 16 Document fragments and miscellany. No date 1 16