Belan Ephemera Collection
Scope and Contents
Davenport High School medal - small artifact
CDV by Huebinger Bros. identified as Leopold Grommel. Grommel appears in the 1895 Iowa State census as living in Davenport, Iowa.
cardboard sign for Emil Rabe, painting and decorating; advertising Dutch Boy paint
cardboard pound butter box for Mississippi Valley Dairy Charm butter; Mississippi Valley Milk Producers Association 
"The Evangelist" conducted by A. Chatterton. Vol. XIV; [June 1863] This publication contains brief narratives, queries with answers directed to "Brother Chatterton", and several obituaries including the names of: Martha Ann McGee, Isaac Brown, Aaron Harlan, Anna Hall, Harriet A. Littell, Loviny Stiles, Lew Eva Hickenlooper. The publication was printed by Gazette Book and Job Office in Davenport and orders directed to James Challen or A. Chatterton, Davenport, Iowa.
Grubers account book; cover "Security Fire Insurance Company, Davenport, Iowa"
Traffic Rules and Regulations of City of Davenport, Iowa 
Sewing needles compliments of Phoenix Milling Co.
1908-9 Calendar, and some useful information courtesy of Ballard Drug and Dental Co.
ink blotter advertising Bird Insulated Bric Siding courtesy of Interstate Housing Co.
lithograph of Davenport Bank and Trust Company by Richard
receipt for purchase by C.F. Ranzow and Son 
receipts from Davenport Gas Light Company for gas consumed by W.A. Bemis  and Ranzow and Son [1891
receipts from Davenport Water Company for water used by C.F. Ranzoe [1894-1895] and W.A. Bemis [1894-1895]
receipts from Iowa Telephone Compnay for service W.A. and F.P. Bemis [1909, 1912]
Guaranty Life Association of Iowa booklet
Mechangics Insurance Co. 
German National Insurance Co. 
Insurance Company of the State of Illinois annual statement 
Instruction Manual for AgentsAetna Life Insurance Company 
Fire Insurance Policy for 1013 Tremont Ave. 
Fire Insurance Policy for office building of Nichols and Lorton
Rough Notes "Expiration Book"
Household inventory booklet presented by Fred. P. Bemis
Mechanics Insurance Co. statement 
- Creation: 1863-1910
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Biographical / Historical
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1 Linear Inch (in 2.5" letter size archival box.)
Language of Materials
This is a collection consisting of four folders.
Folders 1 and 2 contain Davenport Miscellany. Folder 3 contains items from Davenport Gas Light Co., Davenport Water Co., Iowa Telephone Co. Folder 4 contains items pertaining to local insurance agent Fred Bemis.
Range 33 Section 09; shares box
Immediate Source of Acquisition
- Language of description
- Script of description
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