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Pure-bred Short Horns cattle collection

Identifier: MSS 82 large

Scope and Contents

The Pure-bred Short Horns cattle collection is comprised of auction catalogs dating from between 1873-1888.


  • Creation: 1873-1888

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the authors of the items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law. For photocopy and duplication requests, please contact the Stephen O. Murray and Keelung Hong Special Collections, Michigan State University Libraries.

Biographical / Historical

Short-horn cattle were developed in England to serve as both dairy and beef animals. They were imported to America in 1783 where the cattle were found to be very adaptable. Eventually there was a divergence to a breed for dairy and a breed for beef. Auctions of livestock were common in the 1800s and catalogues of the animals including their bloodlines were published.


1 Linear Feet (1 folder.)

Language of Materials



Arranged chronologically in one folder.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession information unknown.

Processing Information

Processed by Leslie M. Behm in August 2011.

Finding Aid for the Pure-bred Short Horns cattle collection,1873-1888
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Finding aid prepared by Leslie M. Behm.
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Repository Details

Part of the Stephen O. Murray and Keelung Hong Special Collections Repository

MSU Libraries
366 W. Circle Drive
East Lansing MI 48823 USA