Peterson Monument Company records
Scope and Contents
The collection contains correspondence files and invoices; 15 photographs of grave markers including a few of prominent Duluthians, and a flatbed truck pulled by eight horses transporting a crated slab of stone - four drivers and two additional men are in the picture; accounting records include 1928-1929 comparative balance sheet and January 1930 to August 1931 trial balance sheets, IRS tax records of 1927 to 1930 plus the invoices which include everything from newspaper advertising costs to stone cutting supplies. Apparently a bid was offered from the Oneota Cemetery Soldiers Monument: a file of correspondence survives. Work with various Duluth area cemeteries is found in the correspondence inconsistently with either the cemetery name or the name of the superintendent. There are some orders from families and details appropriated to the occasion. Quarries and stone works from other states are represented in the collection as suppliers of raw stone and subcontracted work. A small file contains marketing/display information from a couple of companies.
- Peterson Monument Company (Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
Open for use in the Kathryn A. Martin Library, Archives and Special Collections.
Conditions Governing Use
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Biographical / Historical
The Peterson Monument Company began as the P.N. Peterson Granite Company in about 1904. Initially managed by a B.T. Green, in 1905 Anton M. Peterson was the manager with the site at 203-205 East Superior Street. In 1918, perhaps 1917, the name is changed to A.M. Peterson Granite Company. Anton's brother, P.N. Peterson has died and Anton takes over the Duluth business. P.N. Peterson was from St. Paul. It is unclear if he ever resided in Duluth.
1.25 Linear Feet
Language of Materials
The collection contains correspondence files and invoices; 15 photographs; accounting records including 1928-1929 comparative balance sheet and January 1930 to August 1931 trial balance sheets, IRS tax records of 1927 to 1930 plus the invoices which include everything from newspaper advertising costs to stone cutting supplies.
This collection is located at the University of Minnesota Duluth Archives. For more information about this collection or to make an appointment, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 218-726-8526.
This collection is part of the Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections, which are housed in the University of Minnesota Duluth Archives at the Kathryn A. Martin Library, and are on permanent loan from the St. Louis County Historical Society.
- Businesses Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Cemeteries Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Correspondence Subject Source: Local sources
- Financial records Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Financial statements Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Funerary monuments Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Gravestones Subject Source: Local sources
- Photographs Subject Source: Local sources
- Tombstones Subject Source: Local sources
- Guide to the Peterson Monument Company records
- Finding Aid Authors: P. Maus.
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Collecting Area Details
Contact The University of Minnesota Duluth Archives and Special Collections Collecting Area
Kathryn A. Martin Library
University of Minnesota Duluth
416 Library Drive
Duluth MN 55812-3001