Guide to the Frank and Mary English Papers 1875-1924
Cage 89

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Title
Frank and Mary English Papers
ID
Cage 89
Date [inclusive]
1875-1924
Extent
1.0 box
General Physical Description note
.5 linear feet of shelf space
Language
English
Abstract
Correspondence, legal documents and financial records of Frank Newton and Mary Louise Plummer English. Materials related to Colfax College and the Plummer family.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description] Frank and Mary English Papers, 1875-1924

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

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Biographical/Historical note

Frank Newton English and Mary Louise Plummer English were educators in Colfax, Washington. Professor Frank Newton English (1951-1931) was the proprietor of English's Collegiate School and Colfax College in Colfax, Washington.

Colfax College was a small private college founded in 1878. In 1902, Colfax College became English's Collegiate Academy, before closing its doors in the late 1920s. [source: Historylink.org, Paula Becker, "Colfax -- Thumbnail History."]

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Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of: correspondence, financial records, indentures, deeds and other land records; portraits of the Englishes; and Mrs. English's school rhetoric notebook. Some materials relate to Colfax College and the Plummer family.

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Arrangement note

This collection is arranged in a single series.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries 2013

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

This collection was a gift from Mrs. Harry Sanders in 1965.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

Colfax College Records, 1897-1910 (Cage 4064)

Mary Louise Plummer English Letters, 1890-1899 (Cage 4745)

The Colfax Academy, a brief history: typescript circa 1950 (Cage 1592)

Colfax College Minutes, 1881-1902 (Cage 1555)

Colfax College Register of Pupils, 1890-1900 (Cage 157)

Emma Vermilye Papers, 1908-1966 (Cage 1593)

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Colfax College (Colfax, Wash.)
  • Washington State University -- Miscellanea

Geographic Name(s)

  • Colfax (Wash.) -- History

Subject(s)

  • Colleges and Universities

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