Cage 739

Spalding Family

Papers, 1877-circa 1920s

Acquisition And Processing Information

These items were donated to the Washington State University Libraries by Susan Armitage, along with her papers (MS 2008-14). Cheryl Gunselman processed the collection in 2009.

Extent/Quantity Information

Number of Containers: 1

Linear Feet of Shelf Space: .25


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.

Collection Description

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.

Collection Arrangement

The collection is arranged in a single chronological sequence.


Spalding family -- Archives
Spalding, Henry Hart, 1839-1898 -- Archives
Spalding, Marcus Whitman -- Archives
Almota (Wash.) -- History -- Sources


This collection is open and available for research use. Copyright restrictions may apply.

Preferred Citation

The suggested citation for the collection is:

[Item Description]
Spalding Family papers, 1877-circa 1920s
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Washington State University Libraries
Pullman, WA

Related Materials

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


Documents are in English.

Container List:

Box Folder Description
1 1 Henry Hart Spalding business account book, circa 1877-1890
  2 Henry Hart Spalding business account book, 1890-1892
  3 Check register, Marcus W. Spalding General Merchandise, circa 1920s
  4 Marcus W. Spalding bank statements, cancelled checks, and promissory note, circa 1920s
  5 Real estate bill of sale for Marcus W. Whitman purchase of Almota store, 1922