Guide to the Charles Gardner Shaw Correspondence Collection 1852-1974
Cage 817

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Title
Charles Gardner Shaw Correspondence Collection
ID
Cage 817
Date [inclusive]
1852-1974
Extent
2.0 boxes
General Physical Description note
.75 linear feet of shelf space
Language
English and German
Abstract
Collection of approximately 260 miscellaneous letters assembled by Charles Gardner Shaw, covering a broad span of geography, time, and subjects. The items appear to have been collected for general historical interest.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description] Charles Gardner Shaw Correspondence Collection

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

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Biographical/Historical note

Charles Gardner Shaw was an agricultural scientist and professor of Plant Pathology at Washington State University from 1947 to 1983.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection of letters was probably assembled by the donor, Charles Gardner Shaw. It contains approximately 260 items covering a broad span of geography, time, and subjects. They appear to have been collected for general historical interest. The collection includes some groups of related letters, and many single items.

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Arrangement note

This collection is arranged in a single series, organized alphabetically by name, usually that of the recipient. In some cases, items are filed under the name of the sender, particularly when the name of the recipient is not known. In the few cases where neither sender nor recipient name is known, the items are filed at the end of the sequence.

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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 may apply.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Charles Gardner Shaw donated this collection, along with other materials processed separately, to the Washington State University Libraries in 1992 (MS.1992.09, MS.1991.13).

Processing Information note

Cheryl Gunselman processed this collection in 2015.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

Charles Gardner Shaw Papers (Cage 554, MS.2005.27, MS.2006.12), and Charles Gardner Shaw Photographs (MS.1985.19).

Separated Materials note

Clara L. Hartung Papers, 1898-1938 (Cage 818)

Foss Family Papers, 1941-1949 (Cage 819)

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Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Shaw, Charles Gardner, 1917-1998.

Subject(s)

  • Correspondence -- Specimens
  • Media and Communication.

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

[Allen, Mr. E.E.] from his mother, [Selah, WA]. undated 

1 1

Back, Mr. Seid, Portland, OR, from the Northwest Fire and Marine Insurance Co., Portland, OR. 1888 February 2 

1 1

Back, Mr. Sid, Portland, OR, from H.P. Minto, Sheriff of Marion County, OR. Includes an enclosure: list of "things to be sold in the case of Sid Back vs Wong Chock Way," mainly agricultural equipment, livestock, and crops. 1909 August 12 

1 1

Bader, Mr. and Mrs. E.A., Tacoma, WA, from Frances Hiller. 1934 November 21 

1 2

Bader, Mr. and Mrs. E.A., Tacoma, WA, from Billy, Olympia, WA (postmark). 1935 January 9 

1 2

Bader, Mr. and Mrs. E.A., Tacoma, WA, from Frances Hiller, Portland (postmark). 1935 January 10 

1 2

Bailey, Clarissa, Ballard, WA, from Henry Bailey, Kennewick, WA (postmark). 1908 February 26 

1 3

Bailey, Clarissa, from Henry Bailey, Yukon Territory. 1915 April 28 

1 3

Bates, H.G., Portland, OR, from Burton Slough, Vancouver, B.C. 1937 August 21 

1 4

Batterson, A.A., Ellensburg, WA, from Charles Kraft, N.P. Hospital, Missoula, MT. 1893 November 4 

1 4

Bilicki, Mr. and Mrs. J., Elmhurst, NY, from PFC Anthony Bilicki (2 letters). 1944 November 18 and 19 

1 4

Black and White Hat Shop, Seattle, from Black and White Hat Shop, Spokane, WA. 1920 September 4 

1 4

Bowden, Elery, Winterport, ME, from Carolyn Shaw, Pittsburgh, PA (postmark). 1919 December 14 

1 4

Briggs, Eddwyn B., USS Honolulu, from Mrs. H.L. Briggs, Walla Walla, WA. 1943 September 22 

1 4

Brunner, Mr. D.O., Portland, OR, from Bud, San Antonio, TX (postmark). 1919 February 25 

1 4

Bullis, Mrs. Robert, Corvallis, OR, from Lt. Robert O. Bullis (fragment). 1943 December 

1 4

Burbank, Mr., from H.R. James, Series Mine. 1892 January 22 

1 4

Calder, Mrs. J.E., Montesano, WA, from her husband, Centralia, WA (postmark). 1894 April 

1 5

Clarke, Miss Emma, Delaware City, DE, from M.A. [illegible], Utica, NY. 1875 May 18 

1 5

Conklin family (Imbler, OR), correspondence (14 items): Conklin, Miss Elva, from Wilfred, on letterhead of the Army Nurse Corps at Camp Lewis, WA, 1919 June and July (3 items), and from Joseph, OR, 1920 March 27; Conklin, Miss Elva, from various correspondents, 1918-1919; Conklin, Elva, to her family, 1918-1919; other Conklin family correspondence, 1919-1924. Elva Conklin was a teacher. 1918-1924 

2 1

Cross, Mrs. T.M., El Cerrito, CA, from her sister May Boylin, Shropshire, UK (2 letters). 1948 May 24 and August 8 

1 5

Crow, Miss Eula, Flint, TX, from Troy Burns, American Expeditionary Force. 1918 October 16 

1 5

Danis, Mrs. B.J., Houston, TX, from her husband Sergeant B.J. (Bernie) Danis (4 items). Letters home from a soldier during his service in the Army in World War II. 1944-1945 

1 6

Davis, C.E., Sol Duc Camp of Crescent Logging Company, from Mrs. C.E. (Jessie) Davis, Port Angeles, WA. 1930 June 18 

1 7

Davis, Mrs. C.E. (Jessie), Port Angeles, WA, from Hattie, Seattle. News about family and friends, and challenges of finding work during the Depression. 1931 September 30 

1 7

De Groot, Private Ralph, 102nd Engineering Battalion [Oahu] to Mom and Pop, New York City. Letter home from a soldier during his service in the Army in World War II. 1943 February 28 

1 7

Dick, William, bill of sale for gun sold to J.L. Rosenfeld, Pekin, Washington Territory (copy). 1885 March 26 

1 7

Duffield, Dora, Yakima, WA, from her nephew Ivan Duffield, Transvaal, South Africa, 1960s (7 items), and from Elizabeth [Myhill?], Norfolk, England, 1964 May 14. 1960s 

1 8

Eaton, Mr. Charles B., Seattle, from Jim Eaton, Pullman, WA. 1909 October 2 

1 9

Evans, Sergeant W., [Belgium], from M.A. (Peg) Evans, Glamorgan, Wales. 1944 October 15 

1 9

Everts, Charles B., Bridgeport, CT, from George, New York City. 1906 November 14 

1 9

Everts, Charles Bearcroft, Salisbury, CT, from Anna. 1909 September 14 

1 9

Edwards, Amanda, incoming letters: from Harriette, 25 December 1852; from Ann, 1854 July [24?]; from Hattie, undated. 1852, 1854, undated 

1 10

Fay, Mrs., from Mrs. McP, Wichita, KS. 1899 October 25 

1 11

Furnas, Mary Elizabeth, Oakland, CA, from Captain Ivan Kohnfelder, describing conditions in Germany. 1945 April 11 

1 11

Gayley, Mrs. A. W., Philadelphia, PA, from Annie W. Gayley, St. Louis, MO (postmark). 1897 January 13 

1 12

Gibbons, Albert, dues receipt, Modern Woodmen of America. 1904 May 23 

1 12

Gleaves, Mr. Taylor, Roanoke, VA, from C. B. Slemp, Congressional Representative, 9th District, VA. 1919 January 22 

1 12

From [Lt. Col.] Sam[uel R. Gleaves], American Expeditionary Force, to his family (8 items). Letters from Europe from a World War I officer, with news of the war, and questions and comments about family matters. One letter to "Kitty" includes an account of his work on a subcommittee of the international commission negotiating the Armistice. 1917-1919 

2 2

Gray, Mr. from Robert J. Bruns, Silverton, CO. 1886 December 6 

1 12

Gregson, H.E., Albany, OR, from M, England. circa 1950s 

1 12

Hale, John, San Francisco, CA, from Adams and Marquam Attorneys, Portland, OR. 1887 October 26 

1 13

From Harris, W.T.O, Kagan's Bluff, AR, to [unnamed uncle] 1857 March 4 

1 13

Hooke[r], Col. A.H., Tacoma, WA, from Paddy on BBC letterhead. 1952 June 17 

1 13

Hooker, Col. Albert H., Tacoma, WA. Incoming correspondence: from A. Wilson, London (postmark), 1945 September 9, mentioning Hooker's "Second Report to England"; from the office of Mr. Brousson, 1945 September 12, regarding same report; from H.E. Darling (Chase National Bank), London (postmark), 1945 September 18; from Tom Berington (Monsanto), 1945 October 22. The letters discuss business and social conditions in the aftermath of World War II. 1945 

1 13

Hooker, A. H., Tacoma, WA, from Jack D., Teddington, Middlesex, UK. 1959 July 20 

1 13

Hooker, Roger W., Wolf, WY, from Grace, Rome, Italy. 1955 August 19 

1 13

Hough, Marjorie, Trenton, NJ, from [Laurence?], Philadelphia, PA. 1914 April 27 

1 13

Howard, Mrs., from James Bell, Boring, OR: list of officers, Sandy Grange. [1910?] May 17 

1 13

Howard, Mrs. Mary S., Mulino, OR, from Mrs. H. L. Vail, Portland, OR: about organizing Pomona Grange in Hood River. 1914 December 30 

1 13

[Hutchins? Hutchinson?], Miss Dorothy, Endicott, WA, from Zelle, Portland, OR. 1915 February 28 

1 13

[Hutchins? Hutchinson?], Miss Dorothy, Endicott, WA, from Mamma, Portland, OR, 1915 March 4; To Dorothy from Zelle, Portland, OR, undated. 1915 March 4, undated 

1 13

[Hutchins? Hutchinson?] family, from Zelle: to "dearest ones." Undated 

1 13

Insley, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur, Tenafly, NJ, from T/5 Edward Insley, "somewhere in the Philippines" [Tacloban, Leyte]. Letter home from a soldier during his service in the Army in World War II. 1944 December 14 

1 14

Jaquith, Crosby, Savannah, GA, from [Comey?]. 1919 

1 14

Johnson Smith and Co., Detroit, MI, from [Tiamiya?] Allini, Lagos, Nigeria: request for price list, catalog membership in club in India, and order for good-luck talisman, ring, and charm, and the Sixth and Seventh Books of Moses. 1952 May 24 

1 14

Jones, Ellen [J.], [Niagara, NY], from Al [Hooker, Jr.], Seattle, WA. 1928 May 24 

1 14

From "me" [Ellen N. Jones], San Diego, CA, to "my fond lovers": a letter recounting the visit of Edward, Prince of Wales, to San Diego in April 1920. The unidentified female writer attended a banquet and ball given in his honor, and met the Prince. She identifies herself as the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Goodbar Jones [Aberdeen, WA]. Circa 1920 

1 14

Jones, Ervin M., Custer, WA, from Lolita. 1921 February 14 

1 14

Jones, Ervin, Ferndale, WA, from Lolita. 1921 February 21 

1 14

Jones, Clarence O., American Expeditionary Force, to his wife. Letter and poem from a World War I soldier. 1918 

1 14

Kai, Yick, Portland, OR, from Portland Trust Co. 1988 September 19 

1 14

Karres, Sergeant George: Press Release to Detroit, MI, about his promotion to staff sergeant by the Headquarters of Panama Canal Department. Undated [circa 1941] 

1 14

Kittredge, K.S., to Fannie and Charlie (her children). 1900 July 10 

1 14

Letters addressed to Dr. H. Newton Crowell, International Students Society, Hillsboro, OR: probably replies to notices in German newspaper(s) offering to help young Germans to find fellow students in the U.S. for mutual correspondence after World War II. Letters in English and German from various German cities, including locations in British and Russian zones. 1947-1948 (bulk), 1955-1956 

2 3

From Lehmann, William, Portland, OR, to County Clerk, Yakima, WA: regarding registering for bonus with discharge papers. 1921 June 5 

1 15

Lent, O.P., account of charges and payments for goods and services. Circa 1850s 

1 15

From Longsdon, H.J. , England, to Gertrude. 1898 February 4 

1 15

Martin, George M., San Francisco, from Esther. 1928 September 10 

1 15

McCroskey, Mr. G.H., Pullman, WA, from J.A. Graham, Colfax, WA, about farm matters. 1914 May 1 

1 15

McGeary, Mrs. Kathryn, Cumberland, WI, from Mrs. T.D. McGeary [Petra], O.M.G.B. [Office of Military Government for Bavaria, Munich]. 1947 September 23 

1 15

McGreer, W.T., Selah, WA, from B. Heiser, Omaha, NE. 1969 November 2 

1 15

Merritt, Mrs. F.T., Seattle, WA, from Fred, Mobile, AL: on War Camp Community Service stationery. 1919 October 14 

1 15

[Miller], Alvis, [Bandon, OR], from Charles Kaiser, North Bend, OR. 1916 September 28 

1 15

Miller, Kermit, CASU (Carrier Service Unit) number 35, US Navy, to Mrs. Edna Miller, Torrance, CA, 1944 October 11; and to "Dutch," 1944 April 13. Letters from a soldier to his family during his service in the Army in World War II. 1944 October 11 and April 13. 

1 15

Miller, Mrs. L.A. (Rita), Kamloops, BC, from Private J. (Jimmy) Gallagher, No. 1 NETD [Non-Effective Transit Depot] in Canadian Active Service Force. 1944 December 21 

1 15

Munday, Hon. C.F., House of Representatives, Olympia, WA Territory, from E. Green, Slaughter, WT. About various political matters, including local option and women's suffrage, territorial veterinarian, and the silver question. 1886 January 19 

1 15

McCann, Jack, Portland, OR, incoming letters from Julia "Judy," Brownsmead, OR: she writes to her friend about high school activities, mutual friends, and family news. 1932 

2 4

Nichols, R. and R., from R.A. Nichols, LaGrande, OR: news of family and friends. 1868 February 26 

1 16

Ober, Miss Carol H., Seattle, WA, from Rose Bernstein, Omaha, NE. About a group of Japanese dignitaries visiting Omaha, and news of friends. 1909 November 20 

1 16

O'Neil, Mr. and Mrs. John H., Seattle, WA, from J.C. (Jerry) O'Neil, Bendix North Africa Depot. About family and business matters. 1950 July 1 

1 16

Orsborn, Professor and Mrs. F.A., testimonial for Chautauqua Portfolio (organizing notebook). undated 

1 16

Perryman, Cliff, Colfax, WA, from Al Hansen, Camp Beale, CA: regarding finding housing in Colfax after being discharged from the Army. 1945 November 18 

1 17

Perryman, Mr. and Mrs. C.E., Colfax, WA, from Ralph Hein, 408th T.S.S. [Training Systems Squadron], US Army Air Force, Shepherd Field, TX. 1942 December 14 

1 17

Perryman, Marjorie and Cliff, Colfax, WA, from Ralph Hein, Camp Howze, TX: letter from an American soldier during World War II, about Army life and an expected furlough before deployment. 1945 February 21 

1 17

Peterschick, Mrs. Minnie, Spokane, WA, from Technical Sergeant Dietz Peterschick, New Guinea: letter from an American soldier during World War II, about Army life, the progress of his officers from Paine Field, and Easter activities. 1945 April 13 

1 17

Peterschick, Mrs. Minnie, Spokane, WA, from Master Sergeant Dietz Peterschick, Camp Dow, Luzon, Philippine Islands: letter to his mother from Luzon, P.I., mainly recounting going out drinking with friends and attending a cock fight. Taped to the first page, a piece of currency: "The Japanese Government, Ten Centavos," with "PW" printed in red. 1945 September 16 

1 17

Phinney, Tristram C., Providence, R.I., from his father: about family matters, especially the serious illness of Tristram's brother Gillie. 1895 May 2 

1 17

Phinney, T.C., St. Louis, MO, from his sister Evelyn Mitchell: a long letter urging him to leave St. Louis and move to Seattle, for his health and better business prospects. 1914 August 23 

1 17

Phinney, T.C., Riverside, WA, from Mariette Koen, St. Louis, MO: about her concerns for her sister, Flora, and expressing support and good wishes for her and Mr. Phinney. 1915 April 17 

1 17

Quinn, Howard, Seattle, from his fiancée Bess Brubaker, Oakland, CA: love letter with some family news. 1913 January 26 

1 18

Quinn, Howard, Seattle, from his fiancée Bess Brubaker, Oakland CA: love letters with notes added in another hand at a later time indicating trouble in their relationship. 1913 February 1 and 1913 July 29 

1 18

Quinn, Howard A., Seattle, from his wife, Bess Quinn, Portland: love letter, with news of friends and family, and their newborn son who is ill or has a birth defect. 1919 February 17 

1 18

Quinn, Howard A., Seattle, from his wife, Bess Quinn, Portland: news of family and friends, their newborn baby, and their relationship. Mentions a female friend in Eugene who has gonorrhea. 1919 February 19 

1 18

Quinn, Howard A., Seattle, from his wife, Bess Quinn, Portland: love letter. 1919 February 24 

1 18

Quinn, Howard A., Detroit, MI, from his wife, Bess Quinn, Los Angeles, CA: letter about breakup of their family and his departure for Detroit with their two sons. 1926 July 24 

1 18

Quinn, Howard, Detroit, MI, from C.A. Dolan, Portland, OR, and carbon copy of Quinn's reply: Dolan extends a job offer to Quinn, to leave R.L. Polk and Co. and join his new company in Seattle. 1926 October 17 

1 18

Rawlings Bros. letterhead (Wakefield, NE) to Tom from [Harney?]: about a partnership agreement and business conditions. 1883 May 16 

1 19

Reff, Jack, Japan, from Ken Bowers, North Bend, OR: news of family and friends, stamp collecting, and plans for a cross-country driving trip. 1952 May 6 

1 19

[Ross?], Josiah M., Camp Bullock, VA, to Father and Mother: letter from a Union soldier to his parents, recounting some of his experiences near Camp Bullock during the Civil War. 1864 March 3 

1 19

Rossman, Mrs. Mary, Philomath, OR, from Stephen Rossman: account of a journey by train from Corvallis to Portland and difficulties with public transport in the city. 1902 September 2 

1 19

Russell, Mr. J.H., Seattle, from Fred L. Russell, American Mission, Addis Ababa, Abyssinia [Ethiopia]: about family news, including illness (influenza and whooping cough), and asking for assistance with subscriptions to radio magazines. 1927 February 22 

1 19

Schneidt, Miss Anna, Douglas, AZ, from PFC John O'Herron, Japan: about the Schneidts' move to Arizona and O'Herron's Army experiences in Japan, including Easter activities and a parade at the Imperial Palace grounds for Army Day. 1948 April 10 

1 20

Scott, Paul L., [Springfield, OR], from Byron Smith, [Detroit, MI]: about his experiences in the Detroit area, 4th of July activities, and hot summer weather. 1916 July 17 

1 20

Simpson, Mr. and Mrs. Chester, Nutley, NJ, from PFC Andrew Teeple, [Alaska]: letter from a soldier during World War II to his family, with news of holiday activities and gifts, and family news. 1942 December 20, 1942 December 27 

1 20

Smith, Mrs. E.C., Seattle, from Lulu, Boston, MA, 1906 December 14; Smith, Mrs. E.C., from Ella [Patch], 1907 January 30. Lulu: news of friends "back east," Christmas greetings, and report of the election of Mrs. Atwood to the school committee [Boston?]. Ella: news of friends, book recommendations (Sarah Orne Jewett), fears of an ice shortage, report of their family Christmas celebration and excellent seasonal trade in the Boston area. 1906 December 14,1907 January 30 

1 20

Smith, Mrs. E.C. (Lillie), [Seattle], from her mother, Menominee, MI: about her health and family news. 1907 January 2 

1 20

Smith, E.M. Mr., National War Work Council, Tacoma, from an unnamed correspondent, (carbon copy): reply to Mr. Smith's letter about a production of "The Melting Pot" for the soldiers at Camp Lewis during World War I. 1918 May 23 

1 20

Skillman family correspondence. Incoming family correspondence to Mrs. Willis B. (Annie) Skillman, Philadelphia and Mountain Home, PA. Correspondents are her sister Martha, sons Willis and David, daughter [Edna?] and Skillman family. Also, incoming correspondence to Mrs. Willis B. (Annie) Skillman, Philadelphia, PA: condolence letters from several correspondents expressing sympathy for her husband's death. He was The Rev. Willis B. Skillman, pastor of Tabor Presbyterian Church. 1908, 1920-1921 

2 5

Teeple, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew, Nutley, NJ, from PFC Andrew Teeple: letters and form appointing Teeple assistant leader with responsibility for enforcing selective service regulations governing prospective Army inductees during World War II.1942 December 27: thanks for Christmas gifts and other things sent from home; news of Christmas celebrations and the war, questions about family and friends. 1943 January 3: thanks for things sent from home, questions about family and friends.1943 January 31: comments about how happy he is to have so much mail, things sent from home, news of friends and family. 1942-1943 

1 21

Teeple, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew, Nutley, NJ, from Edward Teeple, France, 1944 December 4: news of family and friends and poor weather in France. To Eddie, from Jean, Belgium, 1944 November 13: about her feelings about her war work with American soldiers, and the ideals underlying America's involvement. 1944 

1 21

Teeple, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew, Nutley, NJ, from Edward Teeple (Bus), France: letter from a solder to his family during World War II. He writes of the approach of Christmas, and the homesickness of many soldiers. Asks about family members and concerns. 1944 December 16 

1 21

Teeple, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew, Nutley, NJ, from Edward Teeple, Rouen, France, 1945 September 20: writes to assure his family he is safe and well since they haven't been receiving his letters and are worried. He expects to be shipped home soon.Teeple, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew, Nutley, NJ, from Andrew Teeple, 1945 September 30: writes about some of his experiences at an unnamed hospital [in US], and his expectation that he'll be sent home within a couple of months. 1945 

1 21

Thorpe, Mr. William, Sidney [NY?], from Mr. J. McMullin, Worcester [NY?]: regarding assistance in collecting rent. 1886 September 1 

1 21

[Van Horn], Rev. P.R., Delaware, OH, from D. Groesbeeck: about a legal dispute. 1869 June 10 

1 22

Veale, Mr. Will, Merritt, BC, Canada, form Bob and Laura Horrocks, Lancashire, England: about family matters, and the death of Hettie, Will Veale's wife. 1949 June 

1 22

Verner, Mrs. Addie, Seattle, from Florence Stone, Seattle: about her coursework as a junior in high school, her work as a Sunday school teacher, news of Church activities and friends, and the family kitten. 1943 December 

1 22

Weatherred, Mrs. Edith Tozier, Portland, OR, from W.W. Oglesby, Junction City, OR: about a mineral exhibit for the upcoming exposition at Buffalo, NY [Pan-American Exposition]. 1901 March 1 

1 22

Weimer, Mr. O., from Sexton and Codd, Colfax, Washington Territory: a demand for payment of an overdue account in Palouse City. 1879 November 8 

1 22

Welsh, Mrs. Samuel, Lakewood, NJ, from Drexel and Co., Philadelphia, PA: receipt for her check. The envelope also contains three uncashed checks payable to Bishop G.F. Popham Blyth [Anglican Bishop of Jerusalem]. 1904 April 4 

1 22

Welsh, Mrs. Samuel, from her nephew Edward Welsh, Philadelphia, PA: acknowledging her telegram and letter, and informing her about funds he will deposit. 1904 August 29 

1 22

On letterhead of the Glenn Williams Company, Yakima, WA, from Ethol to Marie: local news, about crops (apples, apricots), social events including a dessert luncheon, health and travels of their mutual acquaintances. Circa 1930s 

1 22

Williams, Barbra, Mercer Island, WA, from Michael, Mombasa, Kenya. He writes from "Mombassa" [sic] after crossing the halfway point of a sailing trip. Reports on troubles with the boat, and changes of course and plans to allow for repairs. Includes a passage that may refer to growing/possessing marijuana, and briefly mentions race relations in Kenya. 1974 November 7 

1 22

Wing Sing Co., Portland, OR, from H.C. Stratton, Portland Savings Bank: about problems collecting a note from a third party. 1888 August 9 

1 22

Young, Edward Everett, Sumpter, OR, from Frank C. Baker, Portland, OR: letter about Baker's ownership of the State Printing Office plant, and stating his opposition to any potential decision by the State Printer to transfer the work elsewhere. Touches on political considerations, including his plans to secure the Republican nomination for State Printer. He recommends to Young a young compositor, Miss [McMeeken?]. 1901 March 12 

1 22

Young, Edward Everett, from John C. [Leasure?]: on Imperial Hotel (Portland, OR) letterhead, an emphatic and urgent plea for a loan. 1901 March 18 

1 22

Young, Edward Everett, Sumpter, OR, to Edyth: answering her letter of March 15, teases her about her illness and his healing powers. Asks her help in finding someone to lease or purchase his newspaper, the Blue Mountain American. 1901 March 20 

1 22

Winchester, Wayne, Portland, OR, incoming correspondence: letters from his mother, Mrs. R.C. Winchester, and from Mrs. R.L. (Bertha) Wallace, Taber, Alberta, mainly family news and reports of conditions on the family's Alberta farm. 1920-1924 

2 6

Unidentified correspondent: To Clara from her sister Fannie, Dudley, MA. She writes of her studies (Latin, algebra, arithmetic, bookkeeping, and reviewing analysis); an offer to return to teaching at Mrs. Jones' school; family and friends. 1856 January10 

2 7

Unidentified correspondent: To Cousin Clara from Cousin Louis, Washington, D.C. 1864 June 28 

2 7

Unidentified correspondent: To Anna from Rob. Answering her letter on letterhead of Quartermaster General's office. 1866 April 27 

2 7

Unidentified correspondent: To Miss Emma from G.R.S., Washington, D.C. 1870 August 1 

2 7

Unidentified correspondent: "Dear Mother" from [Ada?], Ingomar. Family news, including Christmas, and work with livestock. 1898 December 30 

2 7

Unidentified correspondent: "Dearest Muzzie" from [Emmie?], Philadelphia. Family news, account of birthday celebration, and a visit to an art studio. 1921 September 2 

2 7

Unidentified correspondent: To George from an unidentified correspondent, Moscow, Russia (incomplete). About conditions in Moscow, Boy Scout activities, and problems exchanging stamps because they are contraband. The writer works as a messenger boy at a telegraph office, has just finished high school, and is planning his next steps in work and education. 1922 July 29 

2 7

Unidentified correspondent: "Dear Sister" from "Sis" [Yakima, WA area?]. Family news, including Christmas (disappointment about lack of gifts for children) and hard times (loss of most of her turkeys and chickens, plan to slaughter a calf due to scarcity of meat). undated 

2 7