Weedin family papers, circa 1902-1945  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Weedin family
Title
Weedin family papers
Dates
circa 1902-1945 (inclusive)
Quantity
1.28 cubic feet
Collection Number
3158
Summary
Papers of a businessman, public official and sheriff of Island County, Washington
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
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Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

These are the papers of the Luther Weedin family. Weedin was the sheriff of Island County, Washington, 1897-1901 and U.S. Immigration Commissioner in Seattle, 1922-1933. Subsequently he ran a title insurance business in Coupeville on Whidbey Island and also attempted a dairy business. His niece, Inger Mathews, also donated papers related to Coupeville to the Island County Historical Society.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

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Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Accession No. 3158-001: Weedin family papers, circa 1915-1935Return to Top

1.00 cubic foot (oversize)

Scope and Content: Correspondence, diaries, clippings, legal documents.

Includes letters from Senators Jones and Poindexter (approx. 300 items) endorsing his appointment as Immigration Commissioner. Copies of the letters and Weedin's thank-you letters are included here. A census of Chinese laborers, 1905, was found among the Immigration Dept. papers. Athaleen Harrington Weedin's diaries (Mrs. Luther Weedin) for ca. 1919-1930 are included. The diaries include very sketchy details about her activities and weather records only; entries are usually less than one sentence.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Donated by Inger Mathews, 2/18/1981.

Description
Weedin family papers

Accession No. 3158-002: Weedin family papers, circa 1902-1942Return to Top

.28 cubic foot

Scope and Content: Ephemera, greeting cards, invitations, memorabilia, scrapbook.

Mostly ephemera and memorabilia of Luther Weedin.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Received 1/29/1985.

Description
Weedin family papers

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Frontier and pioneer life--Washington (State)--Island County
  • Personal Names :
  • Weedin family--Archives
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Jones, Wesley Livsey, 1863-1932 (creator)
    • Weedin, Athaleen (creator)
    • Weedin, Luther, b. 1872 (creator)
    • Corporate Names :
    • United States. Bureau of Immigration (creator)

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)