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The Resource Bankers and cattlemen, Gene M. Gressley

Bankers and cattlemen, Gene M. Gressley

Label
Bankers and cattlemen
Title
Bankers and cattlemen
Statement of responsibility
Gene M. Gressley
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In the latter part of the nineteenth century the Eastern financier, attracted by the propaganda of individual promoters, the blandishments of public relations men and business acquaintances, invested heavily in the Western range cattle industry. This book is the story of these men and the story of the business and politics of the cattle industry from 1870 to 1900. The Eastern capitalists who financed the business of raising cattle arrived not on horseback but on the gritty red plush of Pullmans, and they took their bourbon in places like the Cheyenne Club, where good wine flowed freely and the entertainment was supplied by the likes of the graceful Lily Langtry. Mr. Gressley has given us the stocks-and-bonds, Havana-cigar, mahogany-and-leather side of the cowboy era. The scions of Boston, New York, and Philadelphia fortunes--men such as Marshall Field, William Rockefeller, E.C. Converse, and Nathan Thayer--their portfolios lined with the rich surpluses of the robber-baron era, followed the come-on of seeming profits and then learned the hard way about the Western version of drought and the business cycle. There are no gunslingers in this book, but it is filled with good guys, bad guys, and big-time, big-moneyed gamblers who made the monte dealers of Western romance look like tinhorn gamblers. Colorful and readable though his is, Mr. Gressley's research is an example of the new Western scholarship which offers much more than trail-dust and saddle-leather romanticism. Here are the hard business facts of a hard and colorful era in American history -- Book jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
338.1/7/6200978
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • facsimiles
Index
no index present
LC call number
HD9433.U5
LC item number
W38 1966
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Bankers and cattlemen, Gene M. Gressley
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-320)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Wall Street -- Carey Avenue -- The eastern investor -- Organization and capitalization -- The manager -- Financing the company -- The commission firm and the banks -- Politics -- Decline and liquidation -- Balance sheet
Control code
428873
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xix, 320, viii pages
Lccn
66010741
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2015 (Access. No. 2015-026). Forms part of: Marc Simmons Library. Author's inscribed presentation copy to Jack Schaefer, 26 May 1966. Author's inscribed presentation copy to Marc Simmons, 9 August 1978. Item laid in: 1 letter and accompanying envelope addressed to Marc Simmons from author. With covered dust jacket.
Other physical details
illustrations, facsimiles, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)428873
Label
Bankers and cattlemen, Gene M. Gressley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-320)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Wall Street -- Carey Avenue -- The eastern investor -- Organization and capitalization -- The manager -- Financing the company -- The commission firm and the banks -- Politics -- Decline and liquidation -- Balance sheet
Control code
428873
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xix, 320, viii pages
Lccn
66010741
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2015 (Access. No. 2015-026). Forms part of: Marc Simmons Library. Author's inscribed presentation copy to Jack Schaefer, 26 May 1966. Author's inscribed presentation copy to Marc Simmons, 9 August 1978. Item laid in: 1 letter and accompanying envelope addressed to Marc Simmons from author. With covered dust jacket.
Other physical details
illustrations, facsimiles, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)428873

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