James Bardon business records, 1888-1930

Bardon, James, 1844-1920

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  • Format Mixed Materials
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  • Physical Details
    • 0.8 c.f. (1 archives box and 1 flat box)
  • OCLC ocn145800102, ocn145770439


  • COLLECTION STORED AT ARC: Collection may be available for transfer through the Area Research Center (ARC) Network, consult Reading Room Staff.


  • Business and miscellaneous records of James Bardon, a Superior (Wisconsin) pioneer resident and business, civic, and political leader. Includes a letter book (1900-1908) and record book (1894-1930) containing articles of organization, minutes of directors' and stockholders' meetings, and dissolution papers of the Interior Land Association, a corporation largely owned by Bardon and his wife, Emma W., for purposes of land acquisition; an account book (1897-1920) with records of Bardon's investments in stocks, bonds, and notes including references to the Interior Land Association and East Superior Development Company of which Bardon was also part owner; two real estate record books (circa 1888-1899, circa 1896-1920) noting land purchased and sold for others by Bardon through his real estate business and for himself, his wife, the Interior Land Association, and Superior Consolidated Land Company which appears to be another Bardon business venture; and miscellaneous business materials. Also included is a typewritten presentation (1912) made by Bardon at a Duluth (Minn.) Kitchi Gammi Club banquet honoring Luther Mendenhall containing a brief history of the area; and a paper entitled "How the First Library Was Formed in Superior" written by Bardon and published in the Superior Evening Telegram, February 1903.


  • Presented by Henry S. Butler, place and date unknown, and by the Douglas County Historical Society via Ed Greve, Superior, Wisconsin, 1979, 1980, 1983.