Guide to the Wilson Family Photographs 1895-1928
PC 9

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Wilson, George.
Title
Wilson Family Photographs
ID
PC 9
Date [inclusive]
1895-1928
Extent
1.0 box
General Physical Description note
.5 Linear Feet of Shelf Space
Language
English
Abstract
The George Wilson family farmed near Colton, Washington. This collection of photographs include scenes in and around Colton, Washington, Baseball teams with Leon Wilson, the flood of 1913 in Burke, Idaho, and Whitman College, and Squally John of the Nisqually tribe.

Preferred Citation note

[Item description] Wilson Family Photographs, 1895-1928 (PC 9)

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

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Biographical/Historical note

The George Wilson family farmed near Colton, Washington. There were four sons: Leon, Robert, Byron and Lewis. Leon attended Whitman College in Walla Walla for two years around 1910. During the summer of 1911 he played baseball for the Chicago White Sox as a pitcher. Neighboring farms near Colton included the Nathan Maynard and the M. A. Ferguson farms.

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Scope and Contents note

The Wilson family photographs include scenes in and around Colton, Washington, Baseball teams with Leon Wilson, the flood of 1913 in Burke, Idaho, and Whitman College, and Squally John of the Nisqually tribe. Most of the photographs are from between 1895 and 1913 with a few taken later.

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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.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

The Wilson family photographs were donated to the Washington State University Library in November, 1976 by Claude Simpson of Pullman.

Processing Information note

This collection was processed by David Smestad in March, 1978.

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Controlled Access Headings

Family Name(s)

  • Wilson Family.

Geographic Name(s)

  • Colton (Wash.) -- Photographs.
  • Walla Walla (Wash.) -- Photographs.

Personal Name(s)

  • Wilson, Leon.

Subject(s)

  • Baseball -- Photographs.
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Sports and Recreation
  • Universities and colleges -- Washington (State) -- Photographs.
  • Washington (State)

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

Baseball teams (with Leon Wilson), including Whitman College, Johnson, Washington, and the Bishop’s Bar Boys.   7.0 items

1 1

Group class portraits with Leon Wilson   2.0 items

1 2

Informal group and individual photographs of family members.   9.0 items

1 3

Boyd Maynard.   3.0 items

1 4

The Bishop family and ranch on the Snake River.   5.0 items

1 5

Burke, Idaho, including the flood of 1913.   3.0 items

1 6

The M. A. Ferguson ranch harvest scenes.   3.0 items

1 7

Early street scenes of Colton, Washington.   2.0 items

1 8

Miscellaneous, including 1910 Whitman College scene, Jim Wiley of Colton and "Squally John" of the Nisqually tribe.   11.0 items

1 9