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Meier Collection

Identifier: 2008.019

Scope and Contents

The Meier Collection consists of correspondence from Ada Lawrence Meier, wife of Edwin Meier, to her sister-in-law, Irene. The letters, envelopes, and postcards are decorated with advertisements for local merchants and scenes from downtown Commerce. The Miscellaneous Items folder contains a brief genealogical sketch of the Meier family, newspaper clippings, and a receipt made out to East Texas Normal College founder, W.L. Mayo, for a week's supply of bread for the college. Photographs include interior shots of the bakery in Commerce and a photograph of L.C. Meier's bakery in Mt. Pleasant, Texas.


  • 1907-1990, inclusive
  • Majority of material found within 1909-1911,


Conditions Governing Use

Items in this collection are protected by applicable copyright laws.

Biographical / Historical

Edwin John Meier was born in Winchester, Indiana, on July 24, 1884. In 1906, he moved to Commerce, Texas, and opened the Model Bakery and Manufacturing Company on Main Street with his brother, J.C. Meier. Edwin married Ada Lawrence on December 17, 1907. J.C. Meier went on to open another bakery in Mt. Pleasant, Texas. The Model Bakery and Manufacturing Company supplied several hundred loaves of bread a week to East Texas Normal College.


0.25 Linear Feet

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Andrea Ellis Weddle
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections, Waters Library, Texas A&M University-Commerce Repository