Guide to the Spalding family papers 1877-circa 1920s
Cage 739

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Spalding family
Title
Spalding family papers
ID
Cage 739
Date
1877-circa 1920s
Extent
1.0 box
General Physical Description note
.25 Linear Feet of Shelf Space
Language
English
Abstract
This collection consists of records related to Spalding family businesses in Almota, WA.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description] Spalding Family papers, 1877-circa 1920s

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

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Biographical/Historical note

Henry Hart Spalding (1839-1898), business owner and operator of Almota, WA, was the son of Henry Harmon Spalding (1803-1874) and Eliza Hart Spalding (1807-1851), pioneer missionaries in the Pacific Northwest. His sons, including Marcus W. Spalding (1897-1975) were actively engaged in various businesses in Almota.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of records related to Spalding family businesses in Almota, WA. They include account books and banking and real estate documents. The account books reflect transactions in products and services including grain, produce, wood, general merchandise, blacksmithing, and shipping.

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Arrangement note

The collection is arranged in a single chronological sequence.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 2016

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 may apply.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

These items were donated to the Washington State University Libraries by Susan Armitage, along with her papers (MS 2008-14).

Processing Information note

This collection was processed by Cheryl Gunselman in 2009.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

Additional records of Spalding family businesses are included in the Henry Harmon Spalding papers (Cage 143)

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Controlled Access Headings

Family Name(s)

  • Spalding family -- Archives

Geographic Name(s)

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

Personal Name(s)

  • Spalding, Henry Hart, -- 1839-1898 -- Archives
  • Spalding, Marcus Whitman -- Archives.

Subject(s)

  • Businesses and Corporations
  • Washington (State)

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

Henry Hart Spalding business account book, circa 1877-1890 

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Henry Hart Spalding business account book, 1890-1892 

2

Check register, Marcus W. Spalding General Merchandise, circa 1920s 

3

Marcus W. Spalding bank statements, cancelled checks, and promissory note, circa 1920s 

4

Real estate bill of sale for Marcus W. Whitman purchase of Almota store, 1922 

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