Washington (State) -- Description and travel
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
William Downie papers relating to exploration of British Columbia
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
George F. Emmons papers
Call Number: WA MSS 166-169, WA MSS S-4386
Scope and Contents: The George Foster Emmons Papers have been organized in five sections. The first section (WA MSS 166) consists of three manuscript journals (931 pages long) which Emmons kept while attached to the U.S. Exploring Expedition under the command of Charles Wilkes. Emmons wrote the journals while on board the U.S. Sloop of War Peacock, W. L. Hudson, Commander, August 12, 1838 to June 10, 1842. The journals contain an account of the expedition with detailed descriptions...
Dates: 1828-1957, bulk 1828-1864
William Wallace Irwin papers
Call Number: WA MSS S-4453
Overview: Correspondence, papers, and photographs by or relating to William Wallace Irwin, 1899-1959. Documented--primarily through letters addressed to Ellen Dripps Irwin--are William Irwin’s brief time as an assayer in Sultan, Washington; subsequent efforts operating a cattle ranch (identified as JM Ranch) near Bear, Idaho, with F. A. Moore; ownership of a drugstore in Weiser, Idaho; work as a cost engineer in Grace, Idaho; and life in France. Photographs are primarily of Idaho.Included is...
Dates: 1899-1959, bulk 1902-1918
Jonathan Warner papers
Call Number: WA MSS S-2925
Overview: Papers of Jonathan Warner and his family of Jefferson in Ashtabula County, Ohio, 1836-1887. Correspondence documents the activities of Warner's immediate and extended family, and documents their opinions on sectionalism and slavery. The collection includes letters written by his brother, George Washington Warner, which document his emigration to California in 1852, as well as his activities in Washington Territory and Idaho Territory until 1865. Business records in the collection chiefly...