John Samuel Papers, 1868-1907

Summary Information

Title: John Samuel Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1868-1907

  • Samuel, John, 1817-circa 1911
Call Number: U.S. Mss 7A; Micro 600

Quantity: 5.6 c.f. (3 archives boxes and 13 flat boxes) and 3 reels of microfilm (35mm)

Archival Locations:
Wisconsin Historical Society (Map)

A collection of papers accumulated by John Samuel of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, consisting of correspondence, notebooks, publications, and clippings largely on the subject of cooperation. The letters he received relate to the early stages in the history of the Knights of Labor, to Samuel's activities in the 1880s as secretary of the Cooperative Board of the Knights, and to labor problems in general. Present is information on the Sovereigns of Industry, minutes of the Missouri Co-Operative Coal Association, and letters from Terrence V. Powderley, Robert D. Layton, J. J. McCartney, Amos Fayram, and Joseph H. Osborn. Extensive clippings, mounted and in some cases annotated by Samuel, relate to cooperative enterprises in England and America, to the Grange and the Farmers' Alliance, and to allied subjects.

Language: English

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