C.E. Britten Cattle Company papers, 1943-1958

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C.E. Britten Cattle Company papers, 1943-1958

MS 429


Collection Summary

Creator: C.E. Britten, 1893-1970.
Collection Name:C.E. Britten Cattle Company papers,
Inclusive Dates: 1943-1958
Physical Description: 2.5 linear feet
Abstract:Papers (1943-1958). This collection contains the papers of the C.E. Britten Cattle Company. Britten worked for thirty-two years as a bonded livestock dealer; he was a cattle ranch manager and owner between the Sasabe and Three Points, Arizona area. Materials in the collection are C.E. Britten's business files including: livestock auction sheets, bill of sale drafts, contracts, order books, and weight sheets. All materials are in English.
Collection Number:MS 429
Languages Represented English
Repository: University of Arizona Libraries, Special Collections
University of Arizona
PO Box 210055
Tucson, AZ 85721-0055
Phone: 520-621-6423
Fax: 520-621-9733
URL: http://speccoll.library.arizona.edu/

Biographical Note

Clarence E. Britten (1893-1970) was a cattle ranch manager and owner in the area between Sasabe and Three Points, Arizona; he worked for thirty-two years as a bonded livestock dealer. Britten was born in California and worked for his father's freighting and guide business before moving to Arizona in 1926 to work as foreman of a ranch near Sasabe, Arizona. Beginning in 1932, he worked for the Arizona Highway Patrol for three and a half years. Afterwards, Britten managed various cattle ranches until 1950 when he bought his own ranch near the Sasabe and Three Points area. Over the years Britten was active in various community organizations: he was the captain of the Pima County Sherriff's Posse in 1951, the grand marshal of the rodeo parade in 1963, a Republican precinct committeeman, and a member of the Old Pueblo Club, the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, the Cattle Grower's Association, the Mountain Oyster's Club Board of Directors, and the Tucson Rodeo Parade Planning Committee. He died at the age of 77 in 1970.


Scope and Content Note

Papers (1943-1958). This collection contains the business files of the C.E. Britten Cattle Company. Clarence E. Britten (1893-1970) worked for thirty-two years as a bonded livestock dealer; he was a cattle ranch manager and owner between the Sasabe and Three Points, Arizona, area. Materials in the collection include livestock auction sheets (1954-1955), bill of sale drafts (1955-1958), contracts (1944-1958), order books (1943-1950), and weight sheets (1950-1958). Also included are a few business materials from two other cattle companies: Avent Brothers and Vail and Vickers. All materials are in English.


Organization

This Collection is organized into 1 series:

Restrictions

Restrictions

There are no restrictions on this collection.

Copyright

It is the responsibility of the user to obtain permission to publish from the owner of the copyright (the institution, the creator of the record, the author or his/her transferees, heirs, legates, or literary executors). The user agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Arizona Board of Regents for the University of Arizona, its officers, employees, and agents from and against all claims made by any person asserting that he or she is an owner of copyright.


Access Terms

Personal Name(s)
Britten, Clarence Ernest, 1893-1970.

Subject(s)
Cattle trade--Arizona--Pima County.


Administrative Information

Credit Line

C.E. Britten Cattle Company Papers (MS 429). Special Collections, University of Arizona Libraries.


Container List

Series 1: Business Files , 1943-1958
Arrangement: Alphabetical. This series contains auction sheets (1954-1955), bill of sale drafts (1955-1958), contracts (1944-1958), order books (1943-1950), and weight sheets (1950-1958). Also included is an undated notebook along with two other cattle companies' materials including Avent Brothers Weight Sheets (1954) and a Vail and Vickers Receipt Book (1957-1958). All materials are in English.
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11 Auction Sheets. , 1954-1955
12 Bill of Sale Drafts. , 1955-1957
13 Bill of Sale Drafts. , 1957-1958
14 Contracts. , 1944-1946
15 Contracts. , 1946-1950
16 Contracts. , 1950-1955
17 Contracts. , 1955-1958
18 General - Avent Brothers Weight Sheets. , 1954
19 General - Notes. , undated
110 General - Vail and Vickers Receipt Book. , 1957-1958
111 Order Books. , 1943-1945
112 Order Books. , 1945
113 Order Books. , 1943-1945
114 Order Books. , 1946-1947
115 Order Books. , 1947-1948
116 Order Books. , 1948
117 Order Books. , 1948-1949
118 Order Books. , 1949
119 Order Books (folder 1 of 2). , 1949-1950
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21 Order Books (folder 2 of 2). , 1949-1950
22 Weight Sheets. , 1950-1951
23 Weight Sheets. , 1951
24 Weight Sheets. , 1952-1953
25 Weight Sheets. , 1953
26 Weight Sheets. , 1953-1955
27 Weight Sheets. , 1955-1956
28 Weight Sheets. , 1956-1957
29 Weight Sheets. , 1957-1958