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Catalog Number 2008.009.275
Object Name Book, Account
Scope & Content An account receipt book for F. V. Burbank Ladies' & Gents' Furnishings, Dry Goods & Notions, Red Cliff, Colorado. Dated 191___ for use during the second decade of the 20th century.
The pages are carbon backed with two pages per number, affording a copy for the customer and an original for the store.
Nos. 15-45 remain [62 p. total].
Frank V. Burbank farmed in Nebraska until 1891, when he moved to Denver and engaged in a paving business. He moved to Red Cliff in 1895 for mining interests and in 1903, he became co-owner of the Brown & Burbank Grocery Co. In 1906, he began a furnishings store in Red Cliff and expanded to the F. V. Burbank Mercantile in Gilman, Red Cliff and Minturn until 1936.
Mr. Burbank was active in local politics and was on the Red Cliff School Board. As its president, "he was instrumental in establishing a high school in Red Cliff. He served as a member of the Eagle County High School Board and was one of the prime movers for the establishment of the county high school at Gypsum." -- Eagle Valley Enterprise, obituary, Mar. 1939.
Catalog type Archive
Title Account receipt book for F. V. Burbank Dry Goods
Admin/Biographical History Received by Angela Beck from Gilbert Sandoval, Leadville, Colorado, son of Celestino and Elizarda Sandoval. Gilbert grew up in Red Cliff and was custodian at the Vail Post Office when Angela Beck worked there.
Collection Angela Beck Collection, EVLD
Lexicon category 8: Communication Artifact
Lexicon sub-category Documentary Artifact