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Register of the Corbett, Failing & Co. (Portland, Ore.) Records, 1851-1898
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Description
Henry W. Corbett's records (1851-1870) consist of one daybook, a ledger, a letter book, correspondence and many receipts. Corbett, Failing Co. records include correspondence (1871-1898), 11 steamship invoice books and scattered records of the Oregon Iron Co., the Oregon & Calif. Stage Co. and several other mercantile ventures.
Background
Prominent wholesale hardware firm created (1871) after a merger between two Pacific Northwest businessmen, Henry W. Corbett & Henry Failing. Corbett also served one term as U.S. Senator from Oregon (1867-1873). Many of their goods were shipped by clipper ships and other transportation systems under their control.
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Collection is open for research.