Pure-bred Short Horns cattle collection Edit


MSS 82 large


  • 1873-1888 (Creation)


  • 1 Linear Feet (Whole)
    1 folder.



  • Conditions Governing Access

    The collection is open for research.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Copyright is retained by the author of the items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

  • Preferred Citation

    Item, Folder number and/or title, Box number, Pure-bred Short Horns cattle collection, MSS 82, Special Collections, MSU Libraries, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Accession information unknown.

  • Processing Information

    Processed by Leslie M. Behm in August 2011.

  • 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.

  • Scope and Contents

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

  • Arrangement

    Arranged chronologically in one folder.