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Carr-Zimmerman Family Papers, 1780-1920

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Identifier: A0234

Title: Carr-Zimmerman Family Papers, 1780-1920


Walter C. Carr was born in Lafayette County, Kentucky. He came to St. Louis when he was 26 and became engaged in the firm of Chiles and Carr, chiefly a hemp trade. He married Stephanie (Fannie) B. Wescott, February 10, 1846, and had a family of three sons and two daughters. After the Civil War, he became principal in the firm of Carr and Luke and engaged in a southern order business in which he did extensive trade for many years. Mr. Carr was selected city auditor and also appointed one of 100 notaries allowed the city by law, and acted in that capacity until his death.

Correspondence primarily between Walter C. Carr and his wife and members of the Carr family. Also includes correspondence of the family of B.W. Zimmerman, and his wife, Nellie Carr, daughter of Walter and Fannie Carr.

2 boxes

Cite as: Carr-Zimmerman Family Papers, Missouri History Museum Archives, St. Louis.

Rights: UND


Dates: 1780-1911

Type(s): Documentary Artifacts

Maker/Creator: Carr, Walter C., 1812-1888



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