Silk Commission Bounty applications
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These records are housed in the Utah State Archives' permanent storage room.
An agency history is available.
Scope and Content
These records document one of the primary activities of the Silk Commission which was to pay bounties to individuals or corporations producing silk cocoons. The bounty applications consist of two documents, the application for bounty signed by the grower and by a representative of the Silk Commission, and a certificate of transmittal to the Secretary of State. Bounties were paid at a rate of 25 cents per pound of cocoons produced.
Alphabetical by county, thereunder chronological by year.
Biennial reports from the Silk Commission, Series 5880, contains yearly totals for bounties paid state-wide.
Financial records from the Silk Commission, Series 20946, contains yearly totals for bounties paid state-wide.
This series is classified as Public.
Cite the Utah State Archives and Records Service, the creating agency name, the series title, and the series number.
This series was archivally processed by Arlene Schmuland in December 1998.
- Silk industry—Utah.
|1||1||Box Elder, 1896-1897|
|1||2||Box Elder, 1898-1899|
|1||3||Box Elder, 1900-1901|
|1||4||Box Elder, 1902-1904|