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1. J. C. Egelhoff J. C. Egelhoff Boot and shoe store at 716 Main Street, established in 1863.

2. Bullene, Moore, and Emery Bullene, Moore, and Emery Photocopy of Shopping Guide from August 20, 1891 and the Spring and Summer 1888 catalog.

3. Abernathy Furniture Company Abernathy Furniture Company Bill to Thomas Sweeney from the Abernathy Furniture Company, from November 13, 1889.

4. Jacob Rieger And Company Liquors Jacob Rieger And Company Liquors City directory entries: (1) first entry in 1899 as Rieger, Jacob & Co., liquors, 1527 Genesee; (2) 1900 as Rieger, J. & Co., wholesale liquors, 1527 Genesee; (3) 1917 as Rieger, J. & Co., wholesale and...

5. Burns & McDonnell Engineering Company Burns & McDonnell Engineering Company

6. O.H. Cogswell & Company Customers O.H. Cogswell & Company Customers Index of customers of the O. H. Cogswell & Company store in Independence for the years 1855-1856.

7. Emery, Bird, Thayer Building Emery, Bird, Thayer Building The Emery, Bird, Thayer firm closed for business in August 1968 (Kansas City Times, August 8, 1968). The Emery, Bird, Thayer building on 11th Street, Grand to Walnut, was built in 1890 (Kansas City Times,...

8. Early Automobiles Early Automobiles Folder contains a compiled list of automobile businesses in early Kansas City.

9. Thomas Smart Thomas Smart Photo and bio of Thomas Smart (1806-1879), a merchant native to Virginia arriving in Jackson County in 1834 (with his brother James Smart) before building a log store on the Levee in Kansas City in 1836...

10. Early Kansas City Business Firms Early Kansas City Business Firms File contains information on early businesses in Kansas City.

11. Robert Keith Furniture and Carpet Company Robert Keith Furniture and Carpet Company File contains information on the furniture store at 11th and Grand Avenue in Kansas City, Missouri. Also contains photocopies of photos that appeared in The Kansas City World, Photographic Section, December...

12. Missouri Business Firms Missouri Business Firms File contains a list of Missouri firms in business for over 100 years in 1970, including several in Kansas City, Weston (only McCormick Distillery since 1844), and Saint Joseph, etc.

13. The City of Saint Louis and Its Resources The City of Saint Louis and Its Resources Index of business firms in 1893 Saint Louis in the back of the book.

14. Beggs Wagon Company Beggs Wagon Company

15. Annals of the City of Kansas: Embracing Full Details of the Trade and Commerce of the Great Western Annals of the City of Kansas: Embracing Full Details of the Trade and Commerce of the Great Western Plains //1858 Mention of the population of Kansas City in 1856, including numbers of types of early businesses.

16. Annals of the City of Kansas: Embracing Full Details of the Trade and Commerce of the Great Western Annals of the City of Kansas: Embracing Full Details of the Trade and Commerce of the Great Western Plains //1858 (second edition 1950) Description of Anthony Richters as the second to open a store in Kansas City in 1840 (after Thomas Smart in 1839), selling "groceries and Indian goods" here before moving to Westport.

17. The United States Biographical Dictionary and Portrait Gallery of Eminent and Self-Made Men The United States Biographical Dictionary and Portrait Gallery of Eminent and Self-Made Men //1878 Biographical sketch of Lee Harrison Warinner, or Lee Warinner (1836-1877), a wholesale grocer of Kansas City. Native of Liberty, Kentucky and raised in Camden, Missouri (in Ray County, Missouri) before...

18. The History of Jackson County, Missouri The History of Jackson County, Missouri //1881 Illustration of the store building on page 498 and biographical sketch of Thomas B. Bullene on page 746.

19. Wright's New Map and Guide for Kansas City, Mo.: Kansas City and Wyandotte, Kans. Wright's New Map and Guide for Kansas City, Mo.: Kansas City and Wyandotte, Kans. //1882 Map with information on businesses in early Kansas City.

20. Richards & Conover Hardware Company's Illustrated Catalogue and Price List. .. Richards & Conover Hardware Company's Illustrated Catalogue and Price List. .. //1882, ca. Catalog of general hardware, farming tools, iron and nails, steel, metals, etc.