Simon Barclay Conover Papers 1891-1892
Cage 692

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Simon Barclay Conover
Title
Simon Barclay Conover Papers
ID
Cage 692
Date [inclusive]
1891-1892
Extent
0.5 Linear feet
Abstract
Includes correspondence, government documents, news clippings, and vouchers related to the establishment of the State Agricultural College at Pullman, Wash.

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Biographical/Historical note

Simon Barclay Conover was born September 23, 1840, in Cranbury, New Jersey. He studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and University of Nashville, after which he served briefly in the medical department of the Union Army in 1864. He served as a U.S. senator for Florida from 1873 to 1879. In 1880 he made an unsuccessful bid at the governorship of Florida, and in 1889 was appointed U.S. Surgeon at the quarantine station at Port Townsend, Washington. The next year he became president of the Board of Regents for the new Agricultural College and School of Sciences of the State of Washington, later renamed Washington State University, and served as a regent for about two years. He continued to practice medicine until his death on April 19, 1908.

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Scope and Contents note

The papers of S. B. Conover consist of correspondence, government documents, newspaper clippings and vouchers related to the establishment and operation of the State Agricultural College at Pullman for the years 1891 and 1892.

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Arrangement note

The papers are arranged in twelve folders by topic, and are placed in chronological order within each folder.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

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

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Papers of Simon Barclay Conover were donated to the Washington State University Libraries in October 2004 (MS 2004-16) by Libby Walgamott of Anacortes, Washington, a descendant of Mr. Conover.

Processing Information note

The papers were processed by Kristopher Stenson in November 2004.

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Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)

  • Colleges and Universities
  • Washington State University -- Archives.
  • Washington State University -- History.
  • Washington State University. President -- History.

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

Scrapbook with newspaper clippings Apr. 22, 1891-Dec. 22, 1892 

1 1

Letters of application to teach at college 1891 

1 2

Letters of application to teach at college and responses 1892 

1 3

Conover's opening address and newspaper excerpt of the same Jan. 1892 

1 4

Misc. vouchers, account books, U.S. Treasury circular regarding funds 1891-1892 

1 5

Letters regarding Federal appropriations and materials requested by the Federal government Jun.-Dec. 1891 

1 6

Materials and letters about contracting builders and supplying equipment for college Jan.-Jul. 1892 

1 7

Letters regarding newspapermen and false information Jul. 2-Aug. 4, 1892 

1 8

Letter from Prof. Hitchcock regarding resignation and response Dec. 1892 

1 9

Student petition and letters regarding dismissal of Pres. Lilly Oct. 6-Dec. 28, 1892 

1 10

Lilly indictments and letter of explanation 1892 

1 11

Misc. letters and circular 1891-1892 

1 12