Nels Bruseth writings, correspondence and scrapbook of botanical specimens, circa 1918-1949  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Bruseth, Nels, 1886-
Title
Nels Bruseth writings, correspondence and scrapbook of botanical specimens
Dates
circa 1918-1949 (inclusive)
Quantity
.36 cubic foot (2 boxes)
5 photographic prints : positive
Collection Number
0228
Summary
Writings, correspondence and scrapbook of a forest ranger, naturalist, historian of Snohomish 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
Access Restrictions

Open to all users.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Nels Bruseth (1886-1957) was born in 1886 in Stanwood, Washington. He joined the United States Forest Service in 1916. He was a trail worker, then a lookout on Mt. Pugh. He later became a Foreman, and then the assistant to the District Ranger. He retired from the Forest Service in 1951. He was among the first to survey the Cascade Crest trail. In 1921 he married Beate Faulk, and they honeymooned at the lookout on Mt. Pugh. Bruseth was also an amateur painter, anthropologist, photographer, botanist, geologist, and musician. In 1926, he published a small book, Indian Stories and Legends of the Stillagaumish and Allied Tribes. He spent much of his adult life in Darrington, Washington. He wrote numerous articles about forestry, recreation, the town of Darrington, and local history for the Arlington Times during the 1940s and 1950s. He died on March 24th 1957.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Nels Bruseth writings, correspondence and scrapbook of botanical specimens consist of a botanical scrapbook, as well as avocational correspondence and writings about the Stillaguamish tribe, Native American stories, the city of Darrington, Washington, the United State Forest Service, and Snohomish County's history, geology, and forests. There are also five photographs of Bruseth and John Bruckart taken at the Mt. Pugh lookout on September 11, 1918. Correspondents include T.C. Frye, George Rigg, Else Frye, Statira Biggs, Arthur Ballard, S.B. Emens, and H.W. Booth. Also included is a typescript copy of an essay titled "On Top of the World'' by Byron Fish about firewatchers in the Cascades, which refers to Bruseth.

Other Descriptive InformationReturn to Top

See also Scrapbooks relating to Nels Bruseth, Darrington history and astronomy in the Special Collections Division, University of Washington Libraries

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Accession No. 0228-001: Nels Bruseth writings, correspondence and scrapbook of botanical specimens, circa 1918-1949Return to Top

.36 cubic foot (2 boxes)

Scope and Content: The Nels Bruseth writings, correspondence and scrapbook of botanical specimens consist of a botanical scrapbook, as well as avocational correspondence and writings about the Stillaguamish tribe, Native American stories, the city of Darrington, Washington, the United State Forest Service, and Snohomish County's history, geology, and forests.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Acquisition Info: Donated by Mrs. Nels Bruseth, 3/7/1962.

Description
Nels Bruseth writings, correspondence and scrapbook of botanical specimens

Accession No. 0228-002: Nels Bruseth photographs, 1918Return to Top

5 photographic prints : positive

Scope and Content: Five photographs of Bruseth and John Bruckart taken at the Mt. Pugh lookout on September 11, 1918.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Acquisition Info: Donated by Verlot Ranger Station, 8/6/1974.

Description
Nels Bruseth photographs

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Indians of North America--Folklore
  • Plants--Washington (State)--Baker, Mount--Specimens
  • Stillaquamish Indians
  • Personal Names :
  • Ballard, Arthur C. (Arthur Condit), 1876---Correspondence
  • Bruseth, Nels, 1886- --Archives
  • Fish, Byron, 1908-1996--Manuscripts
  • Frye, Theodore C. (Theodore Christian) 1869---Correspondence
  • Rigg, George B. (George Burton)--Correspondence
  • Corporate Names :
  • Mt. Baker National Forest (Agency : U.S.)
  • North Cascades History Project
  • United States. Forest Service--Officials and employees
  • Geographical Names :
  • Baker, Mount (Wash.)
  • Darrington (Wash.)--History
  • Darrington Ranger District (Wash.)
  • Glacier Peak Wilderness (Wash.)
  • Sauk Mountain (Wash.)
  • Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe of Washington
  • Snohomish County (Wash.)--History
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Correspondence
  • Photographs
  • Scrapbooks

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

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