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M. D. Ball papers

 Collection
Call Number: WA MSS S-2359
Overview: The papers consist primarily of scrapbooks containing newspaper clippings, manuscript notes, and Congressional bills regarding Alaska, but also include correspondence, customs documents, writings, maps, and a few photographs and printed illustrations. They document Ball's work as Customs Collector in Sitka at a time when that office was the chief representative of the U. S. government in Alaska; his term as Alaska's first delegate to Congress, 1882-85, and his campaign for representation and...
Dates: 1868-1927

Marshall Bond papers

 Collection
Call Number: WA MSS S-2358
Overview: The papers document the life, work, and adventures of Marshall Bond between 1897 and 1935, and also include a few papers of his father, Hiram G. Bond, and his son, Marshall Bond, Jr. Bond's Klondike experience is well documented by his diary from 1897-98, letters to his family, draft chapters of a memoir about his experiences, and photographs. The photographs include one of the dog who inspired Jack London's novel The Call of the Wild; several of the Bond family's California home, on which...
Dates: 1869-1976

Martha Bradstreet papers

 Collection
Call Number: GEN MSS 674
Overview: The papers consist chiefly of handwritten copies of maps, survey reports, and other legal documents related to litigation by Martha Bradstreet to gain title to land throughout the Mohawk River Valley in New York State. The land, including portions of Cosby's Manor and Utica, was originally the property of Major General John Bradstreet (1714-1774), the stepfather of her father, Samuel Bradstreet. Survey reports and maps in the collection served as evidence for litigation by Martha Bradstreet...
Dates: circa 1750-1900, bulk 1800-1840

Thomas Carlyle collection

 Collection
Call Number: GEN MSS 677
Overview: The Thomas Carlyle Collection is a mixed-provenance collection of material by and about Thomas Carlyle. Material includes writings, notes, maps, and correspondence that document Carlyle's research on German history and literature and on Oliver Cromwell, among other topics.
Dates: circa 1750-1951, bulk 1827-1882

William Downie papers relating to exploration of British Columbia

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Call Number: WA MSS S-2490
Overview: Papers consist of diaries, correspondence, writings, printed works, photographs, maps, and other materials that document William Downie's life, interest, and travels in the Northwest, particularly during the 1850s and 1860s. The papers offer evidence of early exploration and mining operations in British Columbia, particularly in the Quesnel Forks area by the Quesnelle Mining Company. Downie's interest and encounters with indigenous inhabitants are recorded.
Dates: 1858-circa 1906

Carroll T. Hobart papers

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Call Number: WA MSS S-2396
Overview: The papers document Carroll T. Hobart's involvement in the Yellowstone Park Improvement Company and the Northern Pacific Railroad through correspondence, photographs, printed material, and documents. The correspondence consists mostly of Hobart's business correspondence. Principal correspondents include his wife Alice, his contractor brother Charles F. Hobart, and T. F. Oakes and Robert Harris of the Northern Pacific Railroad. The photographs include images of Yellowstone National Park by F....
Dates: 1871-1904

Edward Meyer Kern and Richard H. Kern papers

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Call Number: WA MSS S-2395
Overview: The papers contain journals, notebooks, drawings and maps, documents and correspondence which document the activities of Edward and Richard Kern in the West and the Pacific from 1845-1860. A journal and a notebook document Edward Kern's participation in Fremont's third expedition to California; and a journal, a logbook, drawings, two maps and a letter document Edward's participation in the Northern Pacific Exploring Expedition in 1853-1856. A scrapbook of unsigned preliminary sketches and...
Dates: 1795-1895, bulk 1850-1860

Lewis and Clark Expedition maps and receipt

 Collection
Call Number: WA MSS 303-304
Overview: The collection consists of 83 manuscript maps and related material on 66 sheets, dating from ca. 1803 to 1810. The maps detail the route of the Lewis and Clark Expedition to the Pacific Coast and back, 1804-1806. Many of them were created or annotated during the expedition by William Clark. A sketch map of Vancouver's Island and the region of Nootka Sound has been attributed to Captain Lewis. Several of the maps include information supplied by Native Americans. The collection also includes...
Dates: circa 1803-1810

Northern Pacific Railway Company maps and drawings

 Collection
Call Number: WA MSS S-2962
Scope and Contents: 105 manuscript maps and technical drawings documenting surveying for and construction of the Northern Pacific Railroad. The maps illustrate railroad development in Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, Montana, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington, as well as construction in several Indian reservations.

Accompanied by a vendor list with detailed description of maps 1-44 and 100-105 (in box 1).
Dates: 1870-1966, bulk 1870-1900

Richard Henry Pratt papers

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Call Number: WA MSS S-1174
Overview: The collection includes letter-press books, writings, diaries, notes, photographs, and drawings. The papers largely relate to Pratt's work with and theories on the education of American Indians and his involvement with the Carlisle Indian School. Included is material relating to the controversies surrounding his work and much relating to Indians and Indian life in general. There are a group of Indian photographs and drawings, and papers relating to members of Pratt's family.
Dates: 1862-1972

Silas Reed papers

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Call Number: WA MSS 399
Overview: The papers consist of diaries, 1872-81, recording Silas Reed's travels to and from Boston, Washington, and the West, letters and telegrams received, and family and business affairs. Correspondence and business papers, 1841-93, contain letters with the Anthony and Reed families and colleagues, tax and property documents, material, including maps, regarding mines and mining in Missouri and Utah, and financial papers.
Dates: 1833-1886

Rochambeau Papers and Rochambeau Family Cartographic Archive

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Call Number: GEN MSS 146
Overview: The Rochambeau Papers and Rochambeau Family Cartographic Archive is divided into two parts, the Rochambeau Papers, and the Cartographic Archive.
Dates: 1669-1823

S. J. Sedgwick collection

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Call Number: WA MSS S-2360
Overview: The S. J. Sedgwick Collection consists of manuscript notes and drafts for several of S. J. Sedgwick's slide lectures on the West ("Big Trees and Yosemite Valley," "Central Pacific Railroad," "Indians," and "Monterey, California") and one on geology; the manuscript draft and later proofs of the 4th edition of "Announcement of Professor S. J. Sedgwick's Illustrated Course of Lectures and Catalogue of Stereoscopic Views of Scenery of ... the Rocky and Sierra Mountains...", produced by the Union...
Dates: 1868-1895

Isaac Ingalls Stevens papers

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Call Number: WA MSS 442-445
Overview: The Stevens papers contain correspondence, reports, memoranda, and maps documenting the 1856 declaration of martial law in Washington Territory and Indian hostilities, relations with the Hudson's Bay Company and the Puget Sound Agricultural Company, and political events during Steven's administration (WA MSS 442-444). In 1857, Stevens prepared a map of the Washington and Nebraska territories for his report on the railroad survey with information on various Indian tribes, reservations,...
Dates: 1848-1859

Ezra Stiles Papers

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Call Number: GEN MSS 1475
Overview: The Ezra Stiles Papers contain correspondence; autograph manuscript writings, many incorporating maps and drawings; personal papers and artifacts; family papers; and writings by others and printed material owned by Ezra Stiles or the Stiles family. Correspondence, 1740s-1795, consists of incoming letters, autograph manuscript copies of outgoing letters, and related family and third-party correspondence. Writings by Stiles, 1740s-1795, include research notes, drafts, and other works, with...
Dates: 1667-1991, bulk 1740-1795

William H. Wright papers

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Call Number: WA MSS S-2564
Overview: The papers consist of correspondence, printed materials, personal papers, and photographs of William H. Wright of Chicago, Illinois, documenting the mining industry in Washington State's St. Helens Mining District during the first decades of the twentieth century. The bulk of the material is correspondence relating to investments that William and his wife Ella made in southwestern Washington, and includes materials documenting stockholder relations with specific Washington and Oregon mining...
Dates: 1897-1954