Guide to "William McLane: Early Thurston County Pioneer," by Grace Austin 2014
Cage 5067

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Austin, Grace Ruby.
Title
"William McLane: Early Thurston County Pioneer," by Grace Austin
ID
Cage 5067
Date
2014
Extent
1.0 folder
General Physical Description note
.1 linear feet of shelf space
Language
English
Abstract
Bound volume of materials about William McLane, an early settler in Thurston County, WA, collected, compiled, and edited by Grace Ruby (Swan) Austin.

Preferred Citation note

"William McLane: Early Thurston County Pioneer," by Grace Austin

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

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Biographical/Historical note

William McLane (1819-1906), born in Butler County, PA, was an early homesteader on Eld Inlet in Thurston County, WA. He was a farmer and an active leader in commercial and civic enterprises, including service in the Territorial Legislature as a member, and as speaker of the house. Living on his homestead for over fifty years, he donated land and funds for schools, churches, and a cemetery in his community. Grace Ruby (Swan) Austin, the compiler and editor of this volume, is his great-granddaughter.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of a single item: a bound volume (242 p.) of materials about William McLane, an early settler in Thurston County, WA, collected, compiled, and edited by Grace Ruby Swan Austin. It includes the following sections: Preface, General Introduction, Scotland, Pennsylvania, Western Migration-Oregon Trail, Land Claim, Political Life, Legal Matters, Family Genealogy, McLane Cemetery, Obituaries and Burials, McLane Schools and Reunions, McLane Grange, and Miscellaneous.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 2015

http://www.libraries.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.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Grace Ruby (Swan) Austin donated this volume to the Washington State University Libraries in 2015 (MS.2015.09).

Processing Information note

Cheryl Gunselman processed this collection in 2015.

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Controlled Access Headings

Geographic Name(s)

  • Thurston County (Wash.) -- History

Personal Name(s)

  • McLane, William, 1819-1906

Subject(s)

  • Overland Journeys to the Northwestern United States
  • Pioneers -- Washington (State) -- Thurston County
  • Pioneers -- Washington Territory
  • Washington (State)

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