Guide to the William Clark Family Papers 1740-1926
Cage 77

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
William Clark Family
Title
William Clark Family Papers
ID
Cage 77
Date [inclusive]
1740-1926
Extent
190.0 items.
General Physical Description note
.5 linear feet of shelf space.
Language
English
Abstract
Correspondence, genealogies, accounts and financial records of a family which settled successively in New Hampshire, Wisconsin, and southeastern Washington.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description]. Cage 77, William Clark Family Papers . Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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Arrangement note

The William Clark family collection is arranged in three series.

Series one consists of documents, correspondence, and reminiscences arranged chronologically from 1740 through 1926. Most of this series was generated by the family from three subsequent locations: (1) that portion of Massachusetts Bay Province which became Cheshire County, New Hampshire, (2) Dane County, Wisconsin, and (3) the area of Washington Territory which formed Columbia, Garfield and Whitman counties. Six personal and business account books of William Clark and W. I. Clark, dated 1852 through 1891, comprise the second series. Series three consists of communications between members of the Clark family and the Washington State University Libraries dating 1949 through 1978.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 1978

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

Ellen Clark (Mrs. Oliver) Ricketts deposited the William Clark family collection (77-49) in the Washington State University Libraries in November 1949. Mrs. Bernard Ricketts made an additional deposit in August 1977, and donated the collection to the Libraries.

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Controlled Access Headings

Family Name(s)

  • Clark family --Archives

Personal Name(s)

  • Ricketts, Ellen Clark, donor. waps

Subject(s)

  • Frontier and pioneer life--Sources
  • Home and Family
  • Pioneers
  • Washington (State)

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Collection Inventory

Folder

Series 1: Papers. Family and business correspondence, genealogical records, mortgages, wills, promissory notes, receipts 1740-1926   175 items.

1-5

Series 2: Account Books. Personal and business records of William Clark and W. I. Clark 1852-1891   6.0 items.

6-11

Series 3: Donor File. Correspondence and agreements between Washington State University Librarians and Mrs. Oliver (Ellen Clark) Ricketts and Mrs. Bernard Ricketts 1949-1978   10 items.

12