Abandoned or Relinquished Homestead Claims Wanted...I Also Wish to Purchase Soldiers' Additional Homesteads...For Sale,--Certificates of Deposit. LAND SPECULATION IOWA, D. H. Talbot.

Abandoned or Relinquished Homestead Claims Wanted...I Also Wish to Purchase Soldiers' Additional Homesteads...For Sale,--Certificates of Deposit

Sioux City, Iowa: 1881.

Broadside, 7.75 x 9.75 inches. Old folding creases, else fine. Not found in OCLC. A artifact of the profitable schemes of eccentric Sioux City businessman Daniel Hector Talbot (1850-1911), who made his fortune buying and selling abandoned homesteads and unwanted claims. He used his some of his real estate profits to purchase a large farm outside the city, where he raised elk, bison, bears, wolves, and monkeys and conducted breeding experiments. A passionate amateur naturalist, he also financed and participated in several scientific collecting expeditions, including trips to Yellowstone, the Gulf Coast of Texas, and Labrador. In 1893, he donated 7,000 bird specimens, a 4,000-volume library, and an important collection of Cochiti pottery and other Southwestern artifacts to the University of Iowa.

Item #19756

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