Guide to the Susan M. Cummings Papers 1839-1927
Cage 281

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Title
Susan M. Cummings Papers
ID
Cage 281
Date [inclusive]
1839-1927
Extent
1.0 box
General Physical Description note
.5 feet of linear shelf space
Language
English
Abstract
The papers of the Susan M. Cummings collection include correspondence, newspaper articles, legal documents, receipts, certificates, photographs, and other miscellaneous materials dating from 1839 to 1927 that are associated with Susan Cummings and the Cummings and Babb families, pioneers of Wallula, Washington.

Preferred Citation note

Susan M. Cummings Papers, 1839-1927

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections Washington State University Libraries Pullman, WA

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Scope and Contents note

The papers of the Susan M. Cummings collection include correspondence, newspaper articles, legal documents, receipts, certificates, photographs, and other miscellaneous materials dating from 1839 to 1927 that are associated with Susan Cummings and the Cummings and Babb families, pioneers of Wallula, Washington. The majority of the correspondence is between Cummings and Babb family members, providing updates on personal health, home life, and significant events. The letters provide an understanding of family relationships and the different residence locations of Susan Cummings.

Additional papers consist of a Cummings family genealogy, the will of Mary Ann Babb, Quaker marriage certificates, promotional land material, obituaries, etc. The photographs included in the collection depict a home and bridge constructed by Babb family members.

Typescript transcripts are available for much of these materials. An item list and a State of Washington Historical Records Survey are included with the collection.

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Arrangement note

The collection is arranged in a single series, maintaining the original order.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries 2013

http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/masc
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610
509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is open and available for research use.

Conditions Governing Use note

Copyright restrictions apply.

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Controlled Access Headings

Family Name(s)

  • Babb family
  • Cummings family

Geographic Name(s)

  • Wallula (Wash.) -- History -- Sources

Subject(s)

  • Pioneers
  • Washington (State)

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

Wallula Gateway Newspaper--obituaries of Susan Cummings, Eli Babb, Gideon Cummings, and Amos Cummings 1909 July 29, 1917 May 25 

1 1

Letter from Mary Bale to Amos and Susan Cummings, Cotton Wood Farm 1868 March 07 

1 2

Letter from J. W. Babb to unidentified children, Elmwood Farm, Kansas 1868 May 23 

1 3

Letter from J. W. Babb to daughter, Susan Cummings, Elmwood Farm, Kansas 1868 April [20?] 

1 4

Cummings family genealogy deriving from Joseph Cummings after 1927 

1 5

Letter from Susan Cummings to unidentified children, sister, and brother undated 

1 6

Letter from unidentified sender to unidentified brother with envelope addressed to Amos Cummings 1846 March 28 

1 7

Letter from Amos Cummings to wife, Susan Cummings, Fort Lincoln 1864 July 12 

1 8

Letter from J. W. Babb to daughter, Susan Cummings, and unidentified son, Mound City, Kansas, concerning murders and vigilante trails 1867 September 22 

1 9

Over There poem undated 

1 10

Letter from Elizabeth Hoag to cousin, Susan Cummings, tracing ancestors from 1802 undated 

1 11

Flowers--child's composition by Eddie Cummings undated 

1 12

Letter from Susan Cummings to unidentified recipient undated 

1 13

Will of Mary Ann Babb, mother of Susan Cummings, Linn County, Kansas 1889 October 26 

1 14

Letter from M. E. Babb to Susan Cummings, Wallula W.T. 1879 January 14 

1 15

Letter from Mrs. George Harris to Mr. Gideon Cummings, Mound City, Kansas 1916 March 19 

1 16

Letter from "Tootsie" to aunt, Eva Babb, included in a letter from Eva Babb to unidentified recipient undated 

1 17

Letter from Mary Alice Gibbons to sister, Susan Cummings, concerning the death of Susan Cummings' daughter, Alice Moore Cummings 1914 October 27 

1 18

Letter and envelope from Eva and Eli to Susan Cummings, Pleasanton, Kansas 1912 March 12 

1 19

Envelope from Private Edgar G. Cummings Troop "A" U.S. Cavalry to mother, Susan Cummings, Honolulu Hawaii 1899 July 05 

1 20

Letter from Edgar G. Cummings to mother, Susan Cummings, Philippine Islands 1909 July 04 

1 20

Letter from unidentified "C" to cousin, Susan Cummings, Newburgh, New York 1902 July 16 

1 21

Letter from Edgar G. Cummings to mother, Susan Cummings, Walla Walla, Washington 1899 May 21 

1 22

Letter from Edgar G. Cummings to mother, Susan Cummings, San Fernando Luzon, Philippine Islands 1899 October 09 

1 23

Letter from M. L. Babb to nephew, J. W. Babb, Muncie, Indiana 1898 December 01 

1 24

Letter from Mary Alice Gibbons to sister, Susan Cummings, Elmwood Farm, Kansas 1898 May 17 

1 25

Letter from J. W. Babb to daughter, Susan Cummings, Pueblo, Colorado 1897 October 12 

1 26

Letter from Elma to Susan Cummings, Ranch 1897 September 10 

1 27

Warranty deed for land in Madison County, Indiana from Joshua and Caroline Crawford to Thebe Sisson 1854 February 20 

1 28

Letter from Henry F. Lake to Susan Cummings, Gunnison, Colorado 1891 May 26 

1 29

Letter from J. W. Babb to daughter, Susan Cummings, Pleasanton, Kansas. Written on the back of a letter from an unidentified sender to Susan Cummings but received by J. W. Babb, White Pine 1888 January 04, 1887 December 30 

1 30

Letter from J. W. Babb to daughter, Susan Cummings, Pleasanton, Kansas 1887 December 24 

1 31

Letter from Amos Cummings to wife, Susan Cummings, Wallula, W. T. 1887 November 21 

1 32

Letter from Allie Johnson to unidentified "Mamma" 1887 November 02 

1 33

Letter from S. R. Weeks to Susan Cummings, Highland Mills 1886 May 24 

1 34

Letter from Eddie Cummings to mother, Susan Cummings, Wallula Junction 1885 December 08 

1 35

Letter from Amos Cummings to wife, Susan Cummings, Wallula Junction 1885 February 27 

1 36

Letter from H. F. Lee Roy to Susan Cummings, Eureka, Colorado 1879 June 07 

1 37

Letter from Amos Cummings to wife, Susan Cummings, Wallula 1879 March 20 

1 38

Letter from unidentified child to Susan Cummings' parents, J. W. Babb and Mary Ann Babb, informing of the death of Aunt Phebes 1878 September 23 

1 39

Letter from Mary Ann Babb to unidentified sister, informing of the death of a sister, Phebes 1878 November 12 

1 39

Letter from Martha Seaman to unidentified friends, Woodbury Falls, New York 1875 April 18 

1 40

Letter from Amos Cummings to wife, Susan Cummings, Floyd County, Iowa 1871 May 01 

1 41

Letter from Emma Group to unidentified children 1869 January 05 

1 42

Letter from Alice to unidentified sister and brother, Elmwood Farm, Kansas 1869 January 03 

1 43

Letter from J. W. Babb to daughter, Susan Cummings, and stepson, Amos Cummings, Elmwood Farm, Kansas, concerning railroad politics 1869 January 03 

1 44

Letter from J. W. Babb to daughter, Susan Cummings, and stepson, Amos Cummings, with ending message from Eli Babb to sister, Susan Cummings, Elmwood Farm, Kansas 1869 January 10 

1 44

Record of Quaker marriage ceremony between Joseph Weeks and Rebecca Stratton, Henry, Indiana 1840 February 19 

1 45

Quaker marriage certificate of Joshua Simmonds and Elizabeth Weeks, Madison County, Indiana 1839 May 23 

1 45

[Vacant] 

1 46

Six land sale deed warrants to Amos Cummings, Susan Cummings, and unidentified recipient--five in Wallula, Washington and one in Goshen, New York circa 1866, 1870, 1903, 1906, 1912, 1906 

1 47

Market agreement on wheat, tax receipts, freight bill for wheat, and miscellaneous receipts by Amos and Susan Cummings 1870-1920 

1 48

Certificate of election of Amos Cummings as county Commissioner, Walla Walla, Washington 1894 November 06 

1 49

Postmaster's Commission to Amos Cummings, Walla Walla, Washington 1874 March 08 

1 49

Fragments of letters, papers, and envelopes associated with Cummings family circa 1887-1923 

1 50

Power of attorney document between Edgar G. Cummings and Susan Cummings 1916 

1 50

Liberal Settlers' Association by William F. Jamieson--land sales promotional material for San Luis Park, Colorado circa 1868 

1 51

Land sales promotional material for Pasco, Washington circa 1924 

1 51

J. W. Babb's commission as representative from the Grand Encampment of Kansas to the Supreme Commandery of the Independent Champions of the Red Cross, Kansas 1883 May 22 

1 52

The Farmer Preacher--notice of lectures by William F. Jamieson of Monte Vista, Colorado undated 

1 53

Photographs from Eva Babb to Susan Cummings of their house and animals, and a bridge built by Eli Babb undated 

1 54