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Title Harry T. Alsop Collection
Call Number MSS 77
Extent 1 folder
Dates of Creation 1919-1940, undated
Creator Harry T. Alsop
Scope & Content The collection contains information on the early days of Fargo-Moorhead, along with information on steamboats that were owned by the Alsop family. The information is in the form of transcripts of talks given by Harry T. Alsop and his father as well as correspondence between Harry T. Alsop and various members of the community who had questions for him. .
Admin/Biographical History Harry T. Alsop was the longtime president of the Interior Lumber & Fuel company in Fargo ND. Mr. Alsop was a pillar in the Fargo community until his death in 1948. Harry T. Alsop's father, Henry W. Alsop, was a steamboat Captain on the Red River owning two boats the Alsop, and the Pluck. For five years Henry and his brother hauled grain using steamboats on the Red River but the business eventually failed citing competition from the railroads and the fact the Red River became less and less navigable.
Subjects Red River
Steamboating
Alsop Family
Alsop (Boat)
Access Conditions There are no access restrictions on the materials, and the collection is open to all members of the public in accordance with state law.
Copyrights The researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming to the laws of libel, privacy, and copyright of the state of Minnesota which may be involved in the use of this collection.
Language of Material English
Containers Correspondence with Fargo Forum, 1940
Correspondence with John Parker, 1943-1944
Correspondence with Secretary of State Thomas Hall, 1919-1920
“Early Days as I Recall Them” by H.W. Alsop – Transcript and photocopy of original, undated
“Navigation of the River” as written by Henry W. Alsop, (faded photocopy difficult to read), undated
“Red River of the North” by Harry T. Alsop, undated
Red River of the North – Roster of Officers, undated
Talk given by HT Alsop on 56th Anniversary of naming of Fargo and Moorhead, 9/22/1921
Talk given by HW Alsop to Masons in Moorhead, 1935 (photocopy faded and difficult to read)