Guide to the Robert Jasper Skaife Diaries 1877-1939
Cage 296

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Skaife, Robert Jasper
Title
Robert Jasper Skaife Diaries
ID
Cage 296
Date [inclusive]
1877-1939
General Physical Description note
4 linear feet of shelf space.
Language
English
Abstract
Daily entries re: early medical education and practice; development of Whitman and Latah Counties; civilian activities, World War I; local government, 1885-1899.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description]. Cage 296, Robert Jasper Skaife Diaries. Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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Biographical/Historical note

Skaife, Robert Jasper, 1861-1939. Physician, Colfax, Washington, 1902-1939.

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Scope and Contents note

Daily entries re: early medical education and practice; development of Whitman and Latah Counties; civilian activities, World War I; local government, 1885-1899.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © ca 1980

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 for research use.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

The papers were a gift of Elsie Sawbridge and Nora Skaife.

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Controlled Access Headings

Geographic Name(s)

  • Latah County (Idaho)--History--Sources
  • Whitman County (Wash.)--Politics and government

Occupation(s)

  • Physicians--Washington (State)--Colfax--Diaries

Personal Name(s)

  • Skaife, Robert Jasper, 1861-1939--Archives

Subject(s)

  • Diaries
  • Government and Politics
  • Medicine and health
  • Medicine--Practice
  • Washington (State)
  • World War, 1914-1918--War work

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Collection Inventory

Original diaries 

Box

 1877-1892   16

1

 1893-1895   1

2

 1896-1904   1

2

 1905-1916   12

3

 1917-1930   13

4

 1931-1939   9

5

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Longhand copies 

Box

 1877-1884   1

6

 1885-1886   1

6

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Typed and bound copies entitled Dad's Diary. 

Box

 1877-1884   1

7

 1885-1889   1

7

 1890-1896   1

7

 1897-1904   1

7

 1905-1910   1

8

 1911-1915   1

8

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Box

Loose papers, including some copies of the original diaries from 1915-1917 and some notes from the 1930s. 

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