Stephen James Chadwick papers, 1910-1932  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Chadwick, Stephen J. (Stephen James), 1863-1931
Title
Stephen James Chadwick papers
Dates
1910-1932 (inclusive)
Quantity
.63 cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection Number
0071 (Accession No. 0071-001)
Summary
Papers of a Washington State judge and civic leader.
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

The papers are open to all users

Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was partially provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Stephen James Chadwick, civic leader and judge, was born in Roseberg, Oregon, in 1863, moving to Colfax, Washington, in approximately 1885. Chadwick was a judge of the Superior Court of Whitman County from 1900 to 1908; judge of the Supreme Court of the State of Washington from 1908 to 1919; and chief justice in 1918 and 1919. He ran in the Washington Democratic gubernatorial primary in 1926 but lost to A. Scott Bullitt. Judge Chadwick then resumed the practice of law in Seattle in partnership with his son, Stephen Fowler Chadwick. Judge Chadwick was also an active member of the Freemasons. He died on November 19, 1931.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection consists largely of Chadwick's correspondence, speeches, and writings. The speeches comprise three folders of Masonic addresses and nine folders of general speeches, circa 1910-1931, and include tributes to individuals and addresses given before the Freemasons.

The correspondence series includes 172 outgoing letters and 38 incoming letters with 12 enclosures. Many of the letters are concerned with Chadwick's contest with A. Scott Bullitt for the Democratic nomination for governor of Washington in 1926. The letters, written in 1931, are retrospective in nature. See particularly the letters from Chadwick to the following individuals:

  • Collier, Harry H.
  • Falconer, Fred W.
  • Hanna, John W.
  • Kizer, B. H.
  • Maloney, J. J.
  • McCroskey, William E.
  • Morgan, F. L.
  • Stephenson, George

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

The creator's literary rights have not been transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Preferred Citation

Stephen James Chadwick papers. Special Collections, University of Washington Libraries, Seattle, Washington.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Biographical informationReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
"Reminiscences" by Stephen James Chadwick
Published in Pacific Northwest Quarterly, July 1964.
circa 1964
1/2
Biographical material
2 items

CorrespondenceReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Incoming correspondence
Box/Folder
1/3
Canfield, H. W.
1 item with 3 enclosures.
1928
1/4
Dill, Clarence C.
5 items
1926-1928
1/5
Jones, Wesley L.
4 items
1926
1/6
Washington State Bar Association
1 item with 4 enclosures.
1931
Miscellaneous
One letter from each correspondent unless otherwise indicated.
Box/Folder
1/7
Chadwick, Stephen Fowler
1928
1/7
Ettinger
undated
1/7
Faulkner, L. B.
1 item with 2 enclosures.
1931
1/7
Fisk, T. P.
1932
1/8
Geraghty, J. M.
1926
1/8
Gilbert Brothers (firm)
1919
1/8
Gillies, John F.
1919
1/8
Gray, Ella C.
3 items
1919
1/8
Gray Brothers (firm}
2 items
1919
1/8
[Gwydir?], R. D.
1919
1/8
Haberlin, William J.
1919
1/8
Hastings and Stedman (firm)
1919
1/8
Horn, R. R.
1919
1/8
Lee, George A.
undated
1/9
McKeehen, O. D.
1927
1/9
Mitchell, John R.
1919
1/9
Olympia Light and Power Company
1919
1/9
The 100 Percent Club
1919
1/9
Patterson, I. L.
1926
1/9
Ratliff, S. E.
1926
1/9
Redington, J. W.
1931
1/9
Ritchie, Albert C.
1926
1/9
Rogers, Hugh M.
1926
1/10
Smith, Sydney
1917
1/10
Spangler, J. W.
1926
1/10
Walsh, Thomas J.
1926
1/10
Washington Voter
1917
Outgoing correspondence
One letter per correspondent unless otherwise indicated.
Box/Folder
1/11
Agatz, Fred W.
undated
1/11
Allen, Clay
undated
1/11
American Trust Company
undated
1/11
Archer, Finch R.
undated
1/11
Bounds, Irving
undated
1/11
Brown, E. J.
undated
1/11
Brown, Nat U.
undated
1/12
Calderhead, S. C.
undated
1/12
Carroll, E. A.
undated
1/12
Chadwick, Pitzer F.
undated
1/12
Cleland, H. H.
undated
1/12
Collier, H. H.
undated
1/12
Desmond, G. E.
undated
1/12
Dill, Clarence C.
undated
1/12
Eldridge,. A. S.
undated
1/12
Erickson, Oliver T.
undated
1/12
Erickson, Mrs. Robert
undated
1/12
Erickson, Robert
undated
1/12
Ettinger, U.
undated
1/13
Foster, H. E.
undated
1/13
Frazier, Fannie B.
undated
1/13
Friese, A. J.
undated
1/13
Fullerton, Mark A.
undated
1/13
Fullerton, Mrs. Mark A.
undated
1/13
Falconer, Fred
undated
1/14
Gatch, Honorable Claude
undated
1/14
Girl Scout Headquarters
undated
1/14
Gibbs, John T.
undated
1/14
Gose, M. F.
undated
1/15
Haines, A. F.
undated
1/15
Hall, Lewis
undated
1/15
Hanna, John W.
undated
1/15
Hayden, Miller B.
undated
1/15
Hendricks, R. J.
undated
1/15
Herman, Henry
undated
1/15
Holmes, E. H.
undated
1/15
Hoover, Herbert
undated
1/15
Howard
undated
1/15
Huyette, William
undated
1/15
Jerguson, O. A.
undated
1/15
Johnson, Dr. Robert Underwood
undated
1/16
Kern, F. A.
undated
1/16
King, W. B.
undated
1/16
Kizer, B. H.
undated
1/16
Klepper, William V.
undated
1/16
Lancaster, Charles D.
undated
1/16
Larson, A. E.
undated
1/16
Lawrence, John C.
undated
1/16
Lewis, James Hamilton
undated
1/16
Linklater, W. A.
undated
1/16
Lowman, Will H.
undated
1/17
McCarty, M. W.
undated
1/17
McClure, Mrs. Henry
undated
1/17
McCroskey, Will
3 items
undated
1/17
McElroy, H. B.
undated
1/17
McKeehen, O. D.
3 items
undated
1/17
McLean, Mrs. Alice
undated
1/17
Maloney, J. J.
undated
1/17
Maury, Matthew Fontaine
2 items
undated
1/17
Martin, Nan
undated
1/17
Matthews, Dr.
undated
1/18
Merrick, Ivan
undated
1/18
Millar, Ronald
undated
1/18
Millard, William J.
3 items
undated
1/18
Miller, Ella
undated
1/18
Mills, Jesse
undated
1/18
Morgan, G. T.
undated
1/18
Motoyama, Hikoichi
undated
1/18
Mraz, Henry
undated
1/18
Mount Adams Lodge, Treasurer
undated
1/18
Mumaw, W. C.
2 items
undated
1/18
Myers, Carrie T.
undated
1/19
Odlin, Reno
undated
1/19
O'Sullivan, James
undated
1/19
Owens, Rose M.
undated
1/19
Parsons, Reginald H.
undated
1/19
Penroese, Dr.
undated
1/19
Perkins, San
undated
1/19
Perkins, S. A.
undated
1/19
Phillips, Mrs. Lila
undated
1/19
Pickrell, J. N.
undated
1/19
Plechner, Mrs. Ceil
undated
1/19
Plummer, Dr. Samuel Craig
undated
1/19
Puget Mill Company
undated
1/19
Redington, Colonel J. W.
undated
1/19
Reeves, Honorable Belle
2 items
undated
1/19
Reinhart, C. S.
undated
1/19
Remington, Arthur
undated
1/19
Riely, Charles S.
undated
1/19
Robert, J. H.
undated
1/19
Rochford, J. A.
undated
1/19
Rosete, Francisco
undated
1/19
Rudkin, Frank H.
undated
1/20
Saety, H. A.
undated
1/20
Seattle Traffic and Safety Council
undated
1/20
Seller, L. L.
undated
1/20
Severyns, W. D.
undated
1/20
Shank, Corwin S.
undated
1/20
Skaggs, T. E.
undated
1/20
Slattery, Mrs. M. B.
undated
1/20
Southern Club, Pierce County
2 items
undated
Box/Folder
1/20
Boland, M. D.
undated
1/20
Southern Pacific Company
undated
1/20
Spencer, Lloyd
undated
1/20
Sprague, C. A.
4 items
undated
1/20
Standard Furniture Company
undated
1/20
Stedman, L. B.
undated
1/20
Stein, Fred W.
undated
1/20
Stephenson, George
undated
1/20
Stewart, F. H.
undated
1/20
Stimson, Mrs. Thomas M.
undated
1/20
Stotler, F. L.
undated
1/21
Tacoma Bar Association
undated
1/21
Teal, Henry
undated
1/21
Trefethen, Daniel B.
undated
1/21
Tomlinson, O. A.
undated
1/21
Tourney, George
undated
1/21
Tucker, Hunter and Dublin
undated
1/21
Turner, George
undated
1/21
United States Biological Survey
undated
1/21
United States Federal Trade Commission
undated
1/22
Walker, George
undated
1/22
Washington Athletic Club
undated
1/22
Watt, Mrs. P. H.
undated
1/22
Webster, Honorable J. Stanley
2 items
undated
1/22
Williams, W. R.
undated
1/22
Wilson, Fred
8 items
undated
1/22
Wisconsin Aquatic Nurseries
undated
1/22
Wood, James A.
undated
1/22
Wright, Lias A.
undated

Clippings, undatedReturn to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/23

approximately 15 items

Ephemera, undatedReturn to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/24

approximately 10 items

Primarily publications of the Freemasons.

Speeches and writings, circa 1910-1931Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/25-30, 2

approximately 100 items

Most of these are undated, but from notations present, they seem to date between 1910 and 1931. Box 2 contains tributes to individuals and the Freemason speeches. The rest are general in nature.

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Fraternal organizations--Washington (State)
  • Judges--Washington (State)--Archives
  • Political candidates--Washington (State)--Archives
  • Primaries--Washington (State)
  • Personal Names :
  • Chadwick, Stephen Fowler, 1894-1975
  • Chadwick, Stephen J. (Stephen James), 1863-1931--Archives
  • Chadwick, Stephen J. (Stephen James), 1863-1931--Freemasonry
  • Corporate Names :
  • Freemasons--Washington (State)
  • Geographical Names :
  • Washington (State)--Politics and government
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc
  • correspondence
  • ephemera
  • Speeches, addresses, etc
  • writings

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

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