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M-472 Excelsior Club Record Book

ABSTRACT: Record book for Excelsior Club, circa 1870s-1880s..

SCOPE: This collection includes a record book for the Excelsior Club in Edwardsville, Illinois. The pages primarily record subscriptions to various periodicals, including the St. Louis Globe-Democrat, the Detroit Free Press, Prairie Farmer, and Gleason’s Home Circle. The book’s cover lists Edward L. Smith as an agent for proprietor C. W. Bennett of Quincy, Michigan. The back pages also include a list of names and addresses for the “Correspondence Club of Edward L. Smith.” Several loose papers are tucked in between the pages of the book.

EXTENT: One folder.

ACCESS: This collection can be viewed on-site in the Rare Book and Manuscripts Reading Room.  Some of the material may be photocopied, digitally scanned or photographed, subject to condition and other access restrictions. Information on conducting research with the archival collections of the Library, including current building hours and reading room policies, can be found on our Research page. The St. Louis Mercantile Library is located on levels one and two of the Thomas Jefferson Library building on the University of Missouri-St. Louis’ north campus.

PREFERRED CITATION: The preferred citation for this collection is “From the Special Collections of the St. Louis Mercantile Library at the University of Missouri – St. Louis."