Arthur Armstrong Denny papers, 1844-1896  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Denny, Arthur Armstrong, 1822-1899
Title
Arthur Armstrong Denny papers
Dates
1844-1896 (inclusive)
Quantity
.42 cubic feet (1 box plus 2 items)
Collection Number
2343
Summary
Papers of Arthur Denny, pioneer, civic leader and public official of Seattle, 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

Arthur Armstrong Denny was a pioneer, civic leader and public official in Seattle, Washington. He was born in Washington County Indiana in 1822. In 1851 Denny crossed the plains to Oregon with his family. Soon after their arrival in Portland, the Dennys joined others in a party of twelve which sailed to Elliott Bay. Landing at Alki Point, they established the first non-native settlement in what would become Seattle. A.A. Denny was the first postmaster in Seattle, a banker, merchant, member of the first Washington territorial legislature and a territorial delegate the U.S. Congress. He died in 1899.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Letters, correspondence, writings, agreements, field book and a certificate.

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. 2343-003: Arthur Armstrong Denny papers, 1844-1896Return to Top

.21 cubic feet (1 box)

Scope and Content: Letters, writings (including journal of overland journey to Oregon, 1851), agreements, field book, certificate.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Donated by Roberta Frye Watt and Elizabeth Bogue, 4/14/1960.

Container(s) Description Dates
Series 1: Outgoing Letters to Charles Lanman
Box/Folder Accession
1/1 2343-003
Holograph Photocopy
1 page
1866 March 15
1/1 2343-003
Holograph Original
1 page
1866 March 17
1/1 2343-003
Dealer's note
undated
Series 2: Speeches and Writings
Box/Folder Accession
1/2 2343-003
Autobiography
1 volume, 21 pages
1890 November 25
1/3 2343-003
Reminiscence re: Pioneer Life in Seattle, an account of the early settlers of the Oregon Territory, Puget Sound, and Seattle
8 pages
1896 December 1
1/3 2343-003
Typescript
5 pages
Series 3: Field Book (bound volume)
Box/Folder Accession
1/4 2343-003
List of Letters
2 pages
1/4 2343-003
Survey Notes, Knoxville, IL
37 pages
1850 May 2-November 19
1/4 2343-003
Journal of the route to Oregon
28 pages
1851 April 10-August 21
1/4 2343-003
Sales Records, of his commission business selling good for ship captains
109 pages
1852 December 16-1854 October 20
1/4 2343-003
Miscellaneous Surveys and Sales
12 pages
1853 June 1-June 22
Series 4: Certificate
Box/Folder Accession
1/5 2343-003
Qualifying A. A. Denny to teach
2 pages
1844 January 29
Series 5: Agreements
Box/Folder Accession
1/6 2343-003
Contract between Abbott & Dart, Seattle, and A. A. Denny to construct a building (photostat)
4 pages
1865 September 13
1/7 2343-003
Deed of Sale of 3 lots to Julius Lindberg from A. A. and Mary Ann Denny
3 pages
1870 November 8

Accession No. 2343-004: Arthur Armstrong Denny correspondence, 1880-1887Return to Top

.21 cubic feet (2 items, 288 p.)

Scope and Content: Outgoing letters in letterpress copybook, transcript of letters.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Donated by Patricia O. Wright, 7/25/2002.

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Frontier and pioneer life--Oregon
  • Frontier and pioneer life--Washington (State)
  • Frontier and pioneer life--Washington (State)--19th century
  • Migration, Internal--United States
  • Overland journeys to the Pacific
  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)
  • Pioneers--Oregon
  • Pioneers--Washington (State)
  • Surveying--United States
  • Women pioneers--Washington (State)
  • Personal Names :
  • Bagley, Clarence, 1843-1932
  • Denny, Arthur Armstrong, 1822-1899--Archives
  • Denny, Arthur Armstrong, 1822-1899--Correspondence
  • Denny, Mary Ann, 1822-1912
  • Lanman, Charles, 1819-1895--Correspondence
  • Lindberg, Julius
  • Occupations :
  • Public officers