Omaha: McCoy & Co., 1892. pp. Original stiff dark red wrappers, printed in gilt. Light chipping and wear to corners and edges. Minor soiling to first and least leaf. With a pasted errata slip at the end. About very good. Item #1782
A scarce catalogue advertising the cattle and horse breeding farm of the Patrick Brothers located in Fremont, Nebraska, as well as their ranch and range properties around Sheridan, Wyoming. The first two pages summarize the farm in Nebraska and its grounds, followed by descriptions of stock pedigrees and animals for sale. The work is illustrated with six half tones, the first being a bird's eye view engraving of the farm, followed by photographic views of cattle on the farm, the horse barn, the railroad shipping yards at the farm, and two views of the company's range in Wyoming. The final two pages of text describe the range property and its amenities. The ranch was located on Soldier Creek, between the town of Sheridan and the Big Horn Mountains in Northern Wyoming, while the range lands lay east of the town near Hanging Woman Creek. The pasted-in slip at the end of the text reads, "There are at present, on the Wyoming properties, from 8,000 to 10,000 head of cattle, and from 800 to 1,000 horses." In addition to their ranching and livestock business, the Patrick Brothers, Matthewson and Algernon, operated a stage coach line from that provided transportation from the Union Pacific station at Rock Creek, Wyoming, north through the territory and into southern Montana. Unrecorded in OCLC.