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M-345 Homer Bassford Papers


The Homer Bassford Collection contains records related to Homer Bassford, noted early 20th century newspaperman, and his family.Include in the collection is correspondece to and from Mr.Bassford, Documents related to Mr.Bassford's life, and photographs.

Creator : Bassford, Homer, Mr., 1869 - 1938

Date : 1900-1926

Extent : 0.1 Linear feet 3 file folders in Safe

Language : English

Biographical/ Historical note :

Homer S. Bassford was born on July 20, 1869 (or 1870 according the Missouri History Museum) in Mexico, Missouri. He died in St. Louis, Missouri, on January 10, 1938. He married Etta C. Chase (1869

- 1938) of Cedar Falls, IA., in 1892. Mr. Bassford was a lifelong newspaperman, starting his career in Mexico, Missouri with the Mexico Ledger. He later became the Sunday editor and city editor of the Kansas City Times. Bassford next moved to St. Louis, where he became a staff correspondent for the St. Louis Republic and the Sunday editor, dramatic critic, and editorial manager of the St. Louis Times.Homer was the father of artist Wallace Bassford.

Scope and Contents note :

The Homer Bassford Papers consists of three series. Series one is made up of correspondence, mostly to Mr. Bassford, but also occasionally from him, or to and from other people.The series has been arranged by date, chonologically.
Series two is made up of documents relating to Mr. Bassford's life.
Series three consists of photographs. Virtually all of the photographs are unlabled. It is presumed that the photographs are of Mr. Bassford's family. Some photographs are of houses.

Access and Use:

Use Restrictions: Portions of the collection may be photocopied, digitally scanned, or photographed, depending on condition and restrictions.

Access Restrictions: Access to portions of this collection may be restricted depending on condition.

Please direct any questions regarding this collection to the Reading Room at the St. Louis Mercantile Library by contacting 314.516.7247.

Citation: When citing material from this collection, the preferred citation is: From the Special Collections of the St. Louis Mercantile Library at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

A digital copy of this collection is available for download :

M-345 Homer Bassford Papers.(pdf)