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Title:        John C. Eaton Papers

Dates:      1908-1958

Collection Number:   10147

Quantity:     3 feet               

Abstract:
  Consists of correspondence, printed material, subject files, photographs, and newspaper clippings concerning ranching, irrigation, and democratic politics.

Provenance: The John C. Eaton Papers were donated to the State Historical Society of North Dakota by his son, J. C. Eaton, Jr. in January 1976. The inventory was prepared by Emily Ergen in October 2009.

Property rights:
  The State Historical Society of North Dakota owns the property rights to the collection.

Copyright:
   Copyright of the John C. Eaton Papers been dedicated to the public. Consideration of all other copyrights is the responsibility of the author and publisher.

Access:
This collection is open under the rules and regulations of the State Historical Society of North Dakota.

Citation:
  Researchers are requested to cite the collection title, collection number, and the State Historical Society of North Dakota in all footnote and bibliographic references.

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BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH

Jonathan Chase Eaton was born in Devils Lake, ND December 20, 1890, the son of James Briggs and Mabel Chase Eaton. He graduated from Fargo High School in 1909 and from Northwestern University , Evanston, IL, in 1913. He worked with his father, James B. Eaton, in the land, insurance and cattle businesses. He married Ellen Miller of Upham, ND September 3, 1925, and they had one son, Jonathan C. Jr. born February 16, 1897. He has ranching interests in Denbigh, ND. John C. Eaton died in Mohall September 12, 1963

BOX / FOLDER INVENTORY

Box 1:
1 Certificates, 1903
2 J. B. Eaton, correspondence, political, 1904
3 J. B. Eaton, correspondence, political, 1904
4 Democratic Convention, St. Louis, 1904
5 J. B. Eaton, correspondence, political, 1908
6 J. B. Eaton, Federal Reserve Board, applications, 1914
7 Miscellaneous: photograph and invitation
8 Democratic National Committee, 1957-1959
9 Newsclipping [facsimilie], 1936
10 Democratic County Chairman listing, ND
11 W. E. Glotzbach, Fargo, ND, 1936-1937

Box 2:
1 Newsclippings: Truman’s visit, 1950
2 Truman Day: Truman’s visit to North Dakota
3 Correspondence, 1936-1937
4 Inaugural invitation, President Truman, 1949
5 Correspondence, political, 1938
6 Correspondence, political, 1937-1938

Box 3:
1 J. C. Eaton, personal correspondence, 1951-1953
2 Office of Price Stabilization (OPS), 1944-1952
3 OPS, Washington Post clippings, 1951
4 [no folder]
5 Correspondence, Political
6 Correspondence, James A. Farley, 1936-1937
7 Farm Credit Administration, Correspondence, 1942-1945
8 Farm Credit Administration, Correspondence, 1936-1937
9 Seed Loan Office, Correspondence,1935-1936
10 Democratic National Committee, 1936-1937
11 Foreclosing Attorneys for Land Bank, 1936-1937
12 J.C. Eaton Political File, 1937
13 J.C. Eaton Political File, 1937

Box 4:
1 Water Rights, 1935-1958
2 Flood Irrigation, 1937
3 Flood Irrigation, General Correspondence, 1935
4 Flood Irrigation, State Engineer, Correspondence, 1935
5 Report on the Souris River Investigation, 1940
6 Board of Flood Irrigation, McHenry Co., 1937
7 Flood Irrigation, Washington, 1934
8 Flood Irrigation, 1933
9 Eaton Project, 1936-1937
10 Eaton Project, 1936-1937
11 Flood Irrigation, 1936
12 Flood Irrigation, 1933-1936
13 State Water Conservation Committee, 1935-1950

Box 5:
1 Eaton Project, State Engineer Report, 1933
2 McHenry Co. Flood Irrigation Proposals, 1933-1961
3 Flood Irrigation, 1950
4 Flood Control Board, McHenry Co., 1933
5 Flood Irrigation, General, 1936
6 State Engineer Correspondence, 1933-1937
7 Flood Irrigation Board, McHenry Co., 1934
8 Flood Irrigation, State P.W.A., 1935
9 Flood Irrigation, State P.W.A., 1933-1934
10 Flood Irrigation, State Engineer, 1933-1934
11 Flood Irrigation, Washington, DC, 1936
12 Flood Irrigation, State P.W.A., 1936
13 Flood Irrigation, Washington, DC, 1935
14 Flood Irrigation, 1919
15 Flood Irrigation, General, 1933-1935
16 Flood Irrigation, 1951-1952
17 F. Miscellaneous, 1935-1936

Box 6:
1 Early Settlement of Mouse River Area
2 Lady Pentland Family Letters, 1883-1963
3 Lady Pentland, Peace Garden, 1950
4 Eaton Letters to Pentland, 1950-1958
5 Pentland Letters to Eaton, 1946-1959
6 Correspondence, Pentland, Marjoribanks, 1946-1957
7 Newspaper Articles: Majoribanks, 1961
8 Historical: Major banks, Ranching, 1949-1956
9 Sandoz Correspondence, 1957
10 McHenry County, 1950
11 Newsclippings
12 Photos
13 Historical Material, 1950
14 McHenry County History

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