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William R. Fieler and Brother Business Correspondence

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 003-MS 160

Scope and Contents

The Fieler Brothers advertised in sporting magazines, offering to buy, sell, and trade hunting dogs, pairs of pigeons (for shoots), and firearms.  The letters and telegrams consist of requests or orders for hunting dogs and pigeons, as well as replies from satisfied and unsatisfied  customers.  Other topics include bird shooting contests, orders for dog pedigree forms, and the interstate transportation of these animals.  58 items ; 27 cm. or smaller


  • Created: 1890-1892


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Biographical or Historical Information

William Rodgers Fieler and his brother, Mordecai Moore Fieler, owned and operated a hotel and livery stable in Christiana, Lancaster County, Pa., from 1887 to the early part of the 20th century.  William and his brother also trained and sold hunting dogs and shipped pigeons across the United States.

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Manuscript letters addressed to the principals in the firm of William R. Fieler and Brother.

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Repository Details

Part of the Millersville University Special Collections Repository

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