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Mark A. Matthews papers, 1884-1978

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Matthews, Mark A. (Mark Allison), 1867-1940
Title
Mark A. Matthews papers
Dates
1884-1978 (inclusive)
Quantity
13.38 cubic feet (36 boxes)
Collection Number
0097, 2757
Summary
Papers of a Presbyterian minister who was active in Seattle, Washington, 1902-1940.
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

Access is restricted. Contact the Special Collections division of the University of Washington Libraries for details.

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

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Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Mark Matthews was minister of the First Presbyterian Church in Seattle from 1902 until his death in 1940. During that time he had a significant role in Seattle's history.

Matthews's life reflects many of the currents and tensions that prevailed in America from the end of the Civil War to the beginning of the Second World War. He was deeply aware of the change in America from a rural orientation to an urban and industrialized one. Involved with the progressive movement, he found the implications of the First World War and the radical labor movement in Seattle threatening. In this context Matthews fought to make the Church a moving force within society and preserve his concept of religious orthodoxy. This led him to become a proponent of fundamentalism and an opponent of modernism within the Presbyterian church.

Born in Calhoun, Georgia, on September 24, 1867, Matthews received his formal education at the town's local academy. He was ordained there in 1887, and after brief ministries in Calhoun and Dalton, Georgia, he accepted a ministry in Jackson, Tennessee. Clearly part of the social gospel movement, Matthews attempted to adapt the church to urban conditions. During his years in Jackson, 1896-1901, he was instrumental in building a hospital, organizing a night school, and founding a local humane society. His work as an organizer and preacher earned him an honorary doctorate from Tennessee Normal University and soon after, a call to become minister to Seattle's First Presbyterian Church.

Matthews viewed himself as a progressive with the dual mission of expanding his church and rooting out the corruption prevalent in Seattle at that time. Membership in his congregation grew to ten thousand, the largest Presbyterian church in the world. At the same time, he waged active campaigns against Seattle mayors, police chiefs, business leaders, saloon keepers, and others whom he perceived as evil.

By 1912 Matthews had been elected moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church. This led to a close association with Woodrow Wilson, and Matthews became a frequent guest at the White House. As Wilson's devoted follower, Matthews began to consider opponents of Wilson as well as Seattle's radical labor leaders in the International Woodworkers of the World grave threats to the security of the nation. Consequently he became increasingly conservative, calling for restriction of immigration and repressive measures in the context of the red scare of the 1920s, and increasingly strident in his support for such issues as Prohibition, fundamentalism, and William Jennings Bryan's crusade against the teaching of evolution. Strongly opinionated, Matthews made many enemies, but he also had thousands of devoted followers. While his theology was relatively simple, his life reveals the complexity of forces working in America as this Southerner in the Pacific Northwest attempted to lead Seattle to his own particular vision of righteousness.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The papers include correspondence, sermons, scrapbooks, clippings, genealogical materials, and reports. Correspondence includes Matthews's extensive correspondence with Woodrow Wilson between 1913 and 1921, materials documenting Matthews's use of the Burns Detective Agency in ascertaining the "moral condition" of Seattle during the years 1911 to 1916, and his correspondence with William Short relating to unions. Also included is Matthews's correspondence with his son, Mark Matthews, Jr., from 1924 to 1940. Matthews's writings include an almost complete collection of his sermonettes and a miscellaneous assortment of sermons, sermon notes, speeches, and other writings. The Presbyterian Hospital papers contain limited documentation of Matthews's years as president of the Presbyterian Hospital and Sanitarium in Jackson, Tennessee.

Additional correspondents include Wesley Livsey Jones, James Theodore Ronald, William Gibbs McAdoo, Clarence C. Dill, J. Edgar Hoover, Clarence D. Martin, and Franklin D. Roosevelt. Organizations represented in the papers include the First Presbyterian Church of Seattle; the Presbyterian Hospital of Jackson, Tennessee; and the King County Medical Society Hospital Committee.

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Alternative Forms Available

Two volumes of the scrapbooks included in Accession No. 0097-002 have been copied to 1 microfilm reel (negative). The microfilm forms Accession No. 2757-001.

Restrictions on Use

The creator's literary rights have been transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Preferred Citation

Mark A. Matthews Papers. Special Collections, University of Washington Libraries, Seattle, Washington.

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Accession No. 0097-002: Mark A. Matthews papers, 1901-1938Return to Top

12 cubic feet (32 boxes)
Arrangement: Arranged in 2 series:
  • Personal papers
  • Presbyterian Hospital records

Scope and Content: Correspondence, speeches and writings, sermons, reports, clippings, scrapbooks, and related papers, 1901-1938.

Matthews's writings include an almost complete collection of his sermonettes (45 bound volumes for the years 1902 to 1939) and a miscellaneous assortment of sermons, sermon notes, speeches, and other writings.

The 21 bound scrapbooks, possibly compiled by Matthews, contain mostly newspaper clippings (primarily articles about Matthews) together with some memorabilia and photographs.

Matthews's extensive correspondence with Woodrow Wilson between 1913 and 1921 on both public and private matters is well documented in the papers. Also of interest is the correspondence documenting Matthews's use of the Burns Detective Agency in ascertaining the "moral condition" of Seattle during the years 1911 to 1916 and his correspondence with William Short relative to the arbitration of differences between unions and laundry owners.

The Presbyterian Hospital series contains limited documentation of Matthews's years as president of the Presbyterian Hospital and Sanitarium in Jackson, Tennessee. Papers include general correspondence, financial records, stock certificates, legal documents and reports for the years 1897-1899. This series is the only documentation of Matthews's years prior to his arrival in Seattle in 1902.

Acquisition Info: Gift of Mrs. James Rice on April 26, 1960; Mrs. Mark Matthews, Jr. in April 1979; and Mrs. Edwin N. (Gwladys Matthews) Scott in June 1979.

Container(s) Description Dates
Personal papers
Arrangement: Arranged by type of document.
Box/Folder Accession
1/1-2 0097-002
Biographical or historical information
undated
General correspondence
Box/Folder Accession
1/3 0097-002
Aa-Al, miscellaneous
undated
1/4 0097-002
American Asiatic Association
1914
1/5 0097-002
Am-Az, Miscellaneous
undated
1/6 0097-002
Baker, George
1919
1/7 0097-002
Beck, Dave
1932, 1938-1939
1/8-10 0097-002
Ba-Bul, miscellaneous
undated
1/11 0097-002
Burke, Thomas
1919, 1924, 1926
1/12-18 0097-002
Burns Detective Agency
1911-1912, 1916
1/19-27 0097-002
Ca-Gt, miscellaneous
undated
1/28 0097-002
Guthrie, Charles E.
1920, 1931
1/29-30 0097-002
Ha-Ho, miscellaneous
undated
1/31 0097-002
Hursey, Reverend Lawrence L.
1935, 1938, 1939
1/32 0097-002
Hu-Hy, miscellaneous
undated
2/1 0097-002
Johnson, Albert
1922-1923
2/2-4 0097-002
Jones, Wesley
1918-1928
2/5 0097-002
J, miscellaneous
undated
2/6 0097-002
King County
1909, 1917, 1936, 1938
2/7 0097-002
K, miscellaneous
undated
2/8 0097-002
Lawler, James
1937
2/9 0097-002
Ll-Lo, miscellaneous
undated
2/10 0097-002
MacFarlane, Peter Clark
1913-1914
2/11 0097-002
Matthews
undated
2/12-14 0097-002
McAdoo, William
1914-1919, 1923
2/15 0097-002
McClure, Walter
1914, 1938
2/16-23 0097-002
McC-O, miscellaneous
undated
2/24-26 0097-002
Parry, William
1915
2/27-28 0097-002
Pa-Ph, miscellaneous
undated
2/29 0097-002
Pi Gamma Mu
1928
2/30 0097-002
Pi-Po, miscellaneous
undated
2/31 0097-002
Presbyterian Church Board of Pensions
1939
2/32 0097-002
Rickles, Allen
1939-1940
2/33-34 0097-002
Ronald, James T.
1916, 1924, 1927
2/35-3/1 0097-002
R-Sc, miscellaneous
undated
3/2 0097-002
Seattle Daily and Sunday Times
1905
3/3-4 0097-002
Seattle Lighting Department
1920-1921, 1924, 1928
3/5 0097-002
Seattle mayor
1918, 1933
3/6 0097-002
Seattle Police Department
1938
3/7 0097-002
Seattle Public Schools
1937-1938
3/8 0097-002
Seattle, miscellaneous
undated
3/9 0097-002
Seeley & Co.
1931
3/10 0097-002
Shepard, Helen
1929-1936
3/11-13 0097-002
Sh-Spe, miscellaneous
undated
3/14 0097-002
Speer, Robert E.
1933, 1937-1940
3/15 0097-002
Spi-St, miscellaneous
undated
3/16 0097-002
Suffel, Ewart
1936-1939
3/17-18 0097-002
Su-T, miscellaneous
undated
3/19-21 0097-002
United States Interior Department Secretary
1915-1916, 1919
3/22 0097-002
United States (government), miscellaneous departments
undated
3/23 0097-002
United States Penitentiary
1928
3/24-5/10 0097-002
United States President (Woodrow Wilson)
1913-1921, undated
5/11 0097-002
United States Vice-President (Thomas R. Marshall)
1917-1918
5/12 0097-002
V, miscellaneous
undated
5/13 0097-002
Wallace, H.
1914-1915
5/14-15 0097-002
Wa-Washington, miscellaneous
undated
5/16 0097-002
Washington governor
1912, 1915, 1917, 1934, 1937
5/17 0097-002
Washington, miscellaneous departments
undated
5/18-20 0097-002
We-Y, miscellaneous
undated
5/21-23 0097-002
Regarding laundry workers and laundry drivers strike
1925, 1926, 1932
Financial records
Box/Folder Accession
6/1-2 0097-002
Checks and receipts
undated
6/3 0097-002
Miscellaneous
undated
Box/Folder Accession
6/4-5 0097-002
Legal documents
undated
6/6 0097-002
Constitutions, articles of incorporation, and by-laws
undated
6/7 0097-002
Agreements
undated
Case files
Box/Folder Accession
6/8 0097-002
Metlakahtla
undated
Box/Folder Accession
6/9-13 0097-002
Reports
undated
Speeches and writings
Regarding religion
Box/Folder Accession
7/1 0097-002
Cainism
undated
7/2 0097-002
The Church and the New Problems
undated
7/2 0097-002
Evangelism
undated
7/3 0097-002
God
undated
7/3 0097-002
To the Grand Commandery, Officers and Members of the Grand Commandery, Grand Templar
undated
7/3 0097-002
The Letters to the Churches
undated
7/3 0097-002
Men's Club
undated
7/3 0097-002
More Astonished than Ever
undated
7/4 0097-002
The New Day in the Presbyterian Church
undated
7/5 0097-002
The Organization and Execution of the Work of the First Presbyterian Church of Seattle
undated
7/5 0097-002
The Pastor as Evangelist
undated
7/5 0097-002
The Permanent Judicial Commission
undated
7/5 0097-002
Purify and Magnify the Session
undated
7/6 0097-002
A Word of Assurance
undated
7/6 0097-002
What Is the Supreme Need of the Church?
undated
Punchettes
Box/Folder Accession
7/7 0097-002
Building Boom Busted
undated
7/7 0097-002
The Parlor Bolshevik
undated
7/7 0097-002
Woman's Throne
undated
Miscellaneous subjects
Box/Folder Accession
7/8 0097-002
The American Committee
undated
7/8 0097-002
An Attack on the Administration
undated
7/8 0097-002
The Christian College, the Hope of the Nation's Educational System
undated
7/9 0097-002
New Year
undated
7/9 0097-002
Principles Established; Progress Prophesied
undated
7/9 0097-002
Robert E. Lee, the Great Fundamentalist
undated
7/9 0097-002
Tribute to Mrs. Jane Owen Jones
undated
Box/Folder Accession
7/10-11 0097-002
Others, no author
undated
Sermons
Box/Folder Accession
7/12 0097-002
The First Advent
1917 April 22
7/12 0097-002
The Prophecies Concerning His Second Coming
1917 April 22
7/12 0097-002
The Manner of Christ's Second Coming
1917 May 6
7/12 0097-002
The End of the Millennium and the Great White Throne Judgments
1917 May 27
7/12 0097-002
The New Heavens and the New Earth
1917 June 3
7/13 0097-002
The Kingdom of Heaven, What, When, and Where
1923 June 17
7/13 0097-002
My Communion
1927 June 26
7/13 0097-002
The Hunger for God
1927 August 21
7/14 0097-002
At the Funeral of Mrs. Agnes Gilmore
1929 January 3
7/14 0097-002
Behold the Babe -- What Next?
1929 December 25
7/15 0097-002
The Great Foundation
1930 February 2
7/15 0097-002
Christ Vindicated!
1930 April 21
7/16 0097-002
Will Our Friends and Loved Ones Be There?
1930 November 30
7/16 0097-002
The Signs of the Signs
1930 December 21
7/17 0097-002
It Is Established
1931 December 11
7/17 0097-002
The Battle to the Finish
1931 December 27
7/18 0097-002
The Church's Reply to the Pope's Invitation
1932 February 14
7/18 0097-002
The Absolute Sovereignty of God
1932 February 28
7/18 0097-002
Untitled sermon
1938 July 10
7/19 0097-002
In Calvinism Is the Hope of the Future
undated
7/20 0097-002
Christ, the Sum of All Things
undated
7/20 0097-002
The Christian's Heritage
undated
7/20 0097-002
Forward March!
undated
7/20 0097-002
God's Majorities
undated
7/20 0097-002
The Great Missionary Field
undated
7/21 0097-002
The Infallible Test
undated
7/21 0097-002
Isaiah
undated
7/22 0097-002
The Jew and his Relationship to the Present and the Future
undated
7/22 0097-002
Love in Action
undated
7/22 0097-002
The Millennium Period
undated
7/22 0097-002
Our Regeneration and Sanctification through the Blood of Jesus Christ
undated
7/23 0097-002
The Revival Assured
undated
7/23 0097-002
The Root of All Evils
undated
7/24 0097-002
The Transfiguration
undated
7/24 0097-002
Untitled sermon beginning: "Accounts of the Transfiguration are found in Matthew 17: 1-13..."
undated
7/24 0097-002
A Word of Encouragement
undated
Box/Folder Accession
7/25-26 0097-002
Sermons, partial
undated
Box
8-21 0097-002
Sermonettes
45 bound volumes
1902-1939
Sermon notes
Box/Folder Accession
22/1 0097-002
The Abolition of Fear
undated
22/1 0097-002
The Abundant Harvest
undated
22/1 0097-002
The Abundant Life
undated
22/1 0097-002
The Acid Test
undated
22/1 0097-002
The Affirmative Life
undated
22/1 0097-002
All Things Conquered
undated
22/1 0097-002
America's Enemies
undated
22/1 0097-002
Are We in a Moral Lapse or a Complete Collapse
undated
22/1 0097-002
Are You a Christian?
undated
22/1 0097-002
Are You Mourning Over Sinners, or Are You Criticizing Saints
undated
22/1 0097-002
Are You Ready for Christmas -- Put Up Your Sword
undated
22/1 0097-002
Are You Ready for Tomorrow?
undated
22/1 0097-002
The Assembly and the World Fire
undated
22/1 0097-002
The Backward Glance
undated
22/1 0097-002
The Battle of the Ages
undated
22/1 0097-002
The Battle Unto Death
undated
22/1 0097-002
Behold the Two Beggars
undated
22/1 0097-002
The Blessed Family Unity
undated
22/1 0097-002
The Blood Token
undated
22/1 0097-002
The Body Marks
undated
22/1 0097-002
Building the Church
undated
22/1 0097-002
The Burdened Mother
undated
22/1 0097-002
The Burning Bush
undated
22/2 0097-002
The Calf versus the Grass
undated
22/2 0097-002
Calling and Election
undated
22/2 0097-002
Can the City Be Cleaned and Saved
undated
22/2 0097-002
Can the Standards of Christianity Be Changed
undated
22/2 0097-002
The Child Reflecting the Parent
undated
22/2 0097-002
Christ and Your Property
undated
22/2 0097-002
Christ and Your Stewardship
undated
22/2 0097-002
Christ Building the Church
undated
22/2 0097-002
Christ Building the Church; "The Material"
undated
22/2 0097-002
Christ Building the Church; "The Purposes of the Church"
undated
22/2 0097-002
Christ Demands Loyalty in Word and Deed
undated
22/2 0097-002
Christ Directed Christians
undated
22/2 0097-002
Christ in the Battle
undated
22/2 0097-002
Christ Our Very Gospel
undated
22/2 0097-002
Christ Plus All Things
undated
22/2 0097-002
Christ Receiveth Sinners
undated
22/2 0097-002
Christ the Nation's Only Hope
undated
22/2 0097-002
Christ Reporting for His Disciples
undated
22/2 0097-002
Christians Adrift
undated
22/2 0097-002
Christian Assurance
undated
22/2 0097-002
The Christian's Assurance
undated
22/2 0097-002
The Christian's Foundation
undated
22/3 0097-002
Choosing Your God
undated
22/3 0097-002
The Church
undated
22/3 0097-002
The Church Crisis
undated
22/3 0097-002
The Church and Her Task
undated
22/3 0097-002
The Church Essential to America
undated
22/3 0097-002
The Church Not in Competition but in Conflict
undated
22/3 0097-002
The Church through the Assembly
undated
22/3 0097-002
The Church's Membership
undated
22/3 0097-002
The Church's Work for 1900 Years and Her Future
undated
22/3 0097-002
The Command with Power
undated
22/3 0097-002
The Cost of Discipleship
undated
22/3 0097-002
The Crooked Road of a Coward
undated
22/3 0097-002
The Cross, the Trends, and the Conflicts
undated
22/3 0097-002
The Crucified Son of God
undated
22/4 0097-002
The Decisions
undated
22/4 0097-002
The Demonized Enemies of the Church
undated
22/4 0097-002
The Devil's Plea
undated
22/4 0097-002
Discharging One's Obligations
undated
22/4 0097-002
Disqualified Witnesses and Jurors
undated
22/4 0097-002
The Divine Helpers
undated
22/4 0097-002
Do or Die
undated
22/4 0097-002
Does God Object to Repeated Prayers
undated
22/4 0097-002
Does Our Christianity Include the Details of Life
undated
22/4 0097-002
The Doom of Being Weighed and Found Wanting
undated
22/4 0097-002
Biography of Sarah L. Edmunds
undated
22/4 0097-002
The Empowered Church
undated
22/4 0097-002
The Endowed Citizen
undated
22/4 0097-002
The Enemies of the Bible and of the Home
undated
22/4 0097-002
The Enemy at the Door -- What Are You Doing for Defence and Protection?
undated
22/4 0097-002
Enemy No One
undated
22/4 0097-002
Engagement to Meet God
undated
22/4 0097-002
Enoch
undated
22/4 0097-002
Except the Lord Rule the Nation They Labor in Vain That Try
undated
22/4 0097-002
The Essential Doctrines -- the Ascension
undated
22/4 0097-002
The Essential Doctrines -- the Crucifixion
undated
22/4 0097-002
The Essential Doctrines -- the Resurrection
undated
22/5 0097-002
Falling in Love with Life
undated
22/5 0097-002
The Father's Business -- My Enterprise
undated
22/5 0097-002
The Fifth Order
undated
22/5 0097-002
Filthy Hands Have Erased "Holiness to the Lord" from the Bridles of Our National Horses
undated
22/5 0097-002
The Final Perseverance of the Saints
undated
22/5 0097-002
The First and Second Great Laws
undated
22/5 0097-002
The First Fruits
undated
22/5 0097-002
The Footprints of God
undated
22/5 0097-002
For Whom Are You Looking?
undated
22/5 0097-002
The Forgotten Honor Due Mother
undated
22/5 0097-002
The Foundations
undated
22/5 0097-002
The Fourth Command
undated
22/5 0097-002
The Future and Spirit's Program
undated
22/5 0097-002
Glory to God -- First Considerations
undated
22/5 0097-002
The God Forgetting Suicide
undated
22/5 0097-002
God's Blueprint; Essential Elements of Success
undated
22/5 0097-002
God's Work and God's Supply
undated
22/5 0097-002
The Gospel -- the Only Assurance for Constitutional Liberty
undated
22/5 0097-002
The Great Living Sacrifices
undated
22/5 0097-002
The Great Tribulation
undated
22/5 0097-002
Greater Love
undated
22/5 0097-002
The Greatest Monument
undated
22/5 0097-002
Groups at the Cross and Why
undated
22/6 0097-002
Hating Without Cause
undated
22/6 0097-002
Healing the Land
undated
22/6 0097-002
Hold the Landmarks
undated
22/6 0097-002
Home, Heaven, and Recognition
undated
22/6 0097-002
Home -- Father -- Children
undated
22/6 0097-002
Homecoming Joys
undated
22/6 0097-002
How Big Is Your World?
undated
22/6 0097-002
How May One Know You Are a Christian
undated
22/6 0097-002
How to Live the Christian Life
undated
22/6 0097-002
The Imperative Necessity
undated
22/6 0097-002
In His Arms
undated
22/6 0097-002
The Increasing Heart Failure
undated
22/6 0097-002
The Indestructible Tomb
undated
22/6 0097-002
Is the Boy Safe?
undated
22/6 0097-002
Is There an Open Door for the Young?
undated
22/7 0097-002
The King of Revival Needed
undated
22/7 0097-002
The King Is Born This Day
undated
22/7 0097-002
The Legs of the Image
undated
22/7 0097-002
Life Everlasting Is Because He Lives
undated
22/7 0097-002
Life Lifting Vision
undated
22/7 0097-002
Life's Preparation
undated
22/7 0097-002
Little Daniel at the Window
undated
22/7 0097-002
Little Samuel at the Altar
undated
22/7 0097-002
The Living Christ
undated
22/7 0097-002
Lot's Wife -- Today
undated
22/7 0097-002
Love Worketh No Ill
undated
22/7 0097-002
Love's Message to Peter
undated
22/7 0097-002
Love's Unanswered Call
undated
22/8 0097-002
The Man -- Christ Jesus
undated
22/8 0097-002
Marching Toward Jerusalem
undated
22/8 0097-002
The Master Calling for Laborers
undated
22/8 0097-002
Mustard Seed Faith
undated
22/8 0097-002
The Missionary Enterprise Triumphant
undated
22/8 0097-002
Missionary to the Home
undated
22/8 0097-002
Modernism Shall Flee
undated
22/8 0097-002
The Modernist Shall Not Pass
undated
22/8 0097-002
The Modernistic Program Produces Dearth and Death
undated
22/8 0097-002
The Morning and the Night
undated
22/8 0097-002
Mother, Home, and Heaven
undated
22/8 0097-002
National Suicide
undated
22/8 0097-002
The Need of the Hour Is Men
undated
22/8 0097-002
The New Born King
undated
22/8 0097-002
New Year Greetings
undated
22/8 0097-002
No Room
undated
22/9 0097-002
The Old Rugged Cross
undated
22/9 0097-002
The Only Hope for the World
undated
22/9 0097-002
Only One Standard
undated
22/9 0097-002
Open the Gates
undated
22/9 0097-002
Our Nations for God -- Presbyterian Only
undated
22/10 0097-002
The Paramount Issue
undated
22/10 0097-002
The Personal Manifestations of Christ
undated
22/10 0097-002
Perspective -- What Next
undated
22/10 0097-002
The Positive Note
undated
22/10 0097-002
The Power of the Gospel
undated
22/10 0097-002
Preparing for Battle
undated
22/10 0097-002
Present Day Apostasy
undated
22/10 0097-002
The Program
undated
22/11 0097-002
Raising the Roof
undated
22/11 0097-002
Regeneration
undated
22/11 0097-002
The Rejected Christ Became Judge
undated
22/11 0097-002
Religious Conviction Molded America
undated
22/11 0097-002
Resisting World
undated
22/11 0097-002
Retrospection
undated
22/11 0097-002
Revealing or Concealing Christ
undated
22/11 0097-002
Reverse the Position
undated
22/11 0097-002
Revival Conditions
undated
22/12 0097-002
The Sanity of Christianity
undated
22/12 0097-002
The Saviour Is Born
undated
22/12 0097-002
The Security of the Home
undated
22/12 0097-002
Service Glorified in Testimony
undated
22/12 0097-002
The Seven Last Words
undated
22/12 0097-002
Shall the Missionary Army Surrender?
undated
22/12 0097-002
A Sick World -- and the Remedy
undated
22/12 0097-002
The Sin of Cain
undated
22/12 0097-002
The Sin of Unbelief
undated
22/12 0097-002
The Sixth Imperative
undated
22/12 0097-002
The Song of Approaching Angels
undated
22/12 0097-002
The Soul's Anchor
undated
22/12 0097-002
The Sovereignty of God
undated
22/12 0097-002
The Starlit Years
undated
22/12 0097-002
Steadfastness of Character and Purpose
undated
22/13 0097-002
The Testimony -- Our Church
undated
22/13 0097-002
Theology, the Background of Preaching
undated
22/13 0097-002
The Third Commandment
undated
22/13 0097-002
In Memoriam -- Moritz Thomsen
undated
22/13 0097-002
A Tired World
undated
22/13 0097-002
The Trail of Satan
undated
22/13 0097-002
Two Miles for the Christians
undated
22/13 0097-002
The Two Thieves
undated
22/13 0097-002
The Unchanging Christ
undated
22/13 0097-002
The Unchanging Jesus
undated
22/13 0097-002
The Undefeatable Citizen
undated
22/13 0097-002
The Unlimited Field
undated
22/13 0097-002
The Unlocked Grave
undated
22/13 0097-002
The Untouched Fields
undated
22/14 0097-002
Waiting Christians and Mounting Saints
undated
22/14 0097-002
The Way Out of Chaos
undated
22/14 0097-002
The Weeping Jesus
undated
22/14 0097-002
What Are the Orders for the Day
undated
22/14 0097-002
What Christianity Means and Proves to the World
undated
22/14 0097-002
What Contribution Besides Money
undated
22/14 0097-002
What Does Christ Require of Youth
undated
22/14 0097-002
What Does Christianity Mean to the World?
undated
22/14 0097-002
What Does the Church Mean to Us?
undated
22/14 0097-002
What Is the Unpardonable Sin
undated
22/14 0097-002
What of the New Leaf?
undated
22/14 0097-002
What Think Ye of Christ
undated
22/14 0097-002
What Would a Christian Do?
undated
22/15 0097-002
Who Are the Church's Enemies
undated
22/15 0097-002
Who Are the Justified
undated
22/15 0097-002
Why Necessary to Join the Church
undated
22/15 0097-002
Why the Cross?
undated
22/15 0097-002
Will He Find Faith When He Comes
undated
22/15 0097-002
Without Christ the Nation is Moralless [sic]
undated
22/15 0097-002
The Witness of the Spirit
undated
22/15 0097-002
Witnessing for Christ
undated
22/15 0097-002
Woodrow Wilson
undated
22/15 0097-002
Working for Jesus
undated
22/15 0097-002
Working Other People's Fields
undated
22/15 0097-002
The World Crisis
undated
22/15 0097-002
The World Movements
undated
22/16 0097-002
The Years Tell
undated
22/16 0097-002
The Young Man's Three Steps
undated
22/16 0097-002
Youth at the Crossroads
undated
22/16 0097-002
Your Battles
undated
22/16 0097-002
Your Choices
undated
22/16 0097-002
Your Gardens
undated
22/16 0097-002
Your Helpers
undated
22/16 0097-002
Your Visions
undated
22/16 0097-002
Miscellaneous incomplete
undated
Box/Folder Accession
22/17 0097-002
Sermon title book
1938 January 2-1940 February 25
22/18 0097-002
Lists of documents, industries, and welfare organizations
undated
Programs
Box/Folder Accession
22/19-23/3 0097-002
First Presbyterian Church
1901-1915, 1927, 1937-1949, undated
23/4 0097-002
Other
Box/Folder Accession
23/5 0097-002
Book: The Red Fog
1929
23/6-8 0097-002
Ephemera
undated
23/9 0097-002
Miscellany
undated
23/10 0097-002
Memorabilia
undated
Clippings
Box/Folder Accession
23/11-15 0097-002
Miscellaneous
undated
23/16 0097-002
Published sermons
undated
Box/Folder Accession
23/17-20 0097-002
Photographs
undated
Subject series
Box/Folder Accession
24/1-2 0097-002
United States Army, Chaplain's Reserve
1929-1931
Scrapbooks (mostly clippings)
box:oversize Accession
27 0097-002
Number 1
1894-1900
27 0097-002
Number 2
circa 1898
27 0097-002
Number 3
1899
27 0097-002
Number 4
1899-1900
25 0097-002
Number 5
1901 January-1901 December
25 0097-002
Number 6
1902 October-1903 March
25 0097-002
Number 7
1903 February-1903 March
25 0097-002
Number 8
circa 1904
28 0097-002
Number 9
Scope and Content: Includes photos.
1905-1906
29 0097-002
Number 10
1906 January-1906 October
26 0097-002
Number 11
1909 January-1909 April
30 0097-002
Number 12
Scope and Content: Includes photos.
1910
30 0097-002
Number 13
Scope and Content: Includes photos.
1910
30 0097-002
Number 14
Scope and Content: Includes many photos.
1911-1944
31 0097-002
Number 15
1912 March-1913 May
32 0097-002
Number 16
Scope and Content: Includes photos.
1912-1925 May
26 0097-002
Number 17
Scope and Content: Includes photos.
1918 August-1933 March
26 0097-002
Number 18
circa 1933-1939 June
31 0097-002
Number 19
Scope and Content: Includes photos.
1933 May-1937 December
26 0097-002
Number 20
1940-1948
31 0097-002
Number 21
undated
Box/Folder Accession
24/1-2 0097-002
Presbyterian Hospital
1897-1999
Box/Folder Accession
24/3 0097-002
General correspondence
1897-1999
24/4-5 0097-002
Financial records
1897-1999
24/6 0097-002
Stock certificates
1897-1999
24/7 0097-002
Legal documents
1897-1999
24/8 0097-002
Reports
1897-1999

Accession No. 0097-003: Mark A. Matthews papers, 1884-1948Return to Top

1.05 cubic feet (3 boxes)
Arrangement: Arranged in 4 series:
  • Personal papers
  • Seattle Chamber of Commerce Grievance Committee records
  • King County Medical Society Hospital Committee records
  • Washington Society for the Protection of Children records

Scope and Content: These papers include genealogical materials, correspondence, clippings, and sermons, 1884-1948.

Incoming correspondence in box 1/folders 1-2, seemingly written in response to requests from Matthews himself, provides possible genealogical information concerning Matthews's family. Matthews's other correspondence, primarily with well-known personages, is found in box 1/folders 4-36.

The subject series "Graft cases" reflects Matthews's interest in the charges of municipal graft in Seattle during 1911 and again in 1916. Included in the subject series "Metlakahtla Case" (1917-1940) is documentation of Matthews's attempts to obtain compensation for the family of the Presbyterian minister whose mission at Metlakahtla, Alaska, was confiscated by the federal government. Other series include "Speeches and writings" (1925-1940), "Funeral sermons" (1932-1933), and "Reports" (1910-1930).

The series "King County Medical Society Hospital Committee records" (correspondence and publications from1928 to 1931 regarding the building of Harborview Hospital) and "Washington Society for the Protection of Children records" provide some evidence of Matthews's social welfare activities.

Acquisition Info: Gift of Rachel Fenton Matthews (Mrs. Mark Matthews, Jr.) on July 24, 1979.

Container(s) Description Dates
Personal papers
Biographical materials
Box/Folder Accession
1/1-2 0097-003
General correspondence
1918-1927
1/3 0097-003
Genealogical material
undated
Incoming letters
Box/Folder Accession
1/4 0097-003
Bone, Homer T.
1934, 1939
1/5 0097-003
Burke, Thomas
1922
1/6 0097-003
Connally, Tom
1937
1/7 0097-003
Couzens, James
1930
1/8 0097-003
Dill, Clarence
1928-1934
1/9 0097-003
Dore, Johns F.
undated
1/10 0097-003
Gill, Hiram
1915
1/11 0097-003
Hoover, J. Edgar
1936-1939
1/12 0097-003
Jones, Wesley
1925
1/13 0097-003
Letland, M. A.
1936
1/14 0097-003
Lister, Ernest
1915, 1917
1/15 0097-003
Magnuson, Warren G.
1938
1/16 0097-003
Martin, Clarence
1933-1939
1/17 0097-003
Schwellenbach, Lewis B.
1939
1/18 0097-003
Strong, J. A.
1947
1/19 0097-003
United States Attorney General
1935-1938
1/20 0097-003
United States Secretary of State
1939
1/21 0097-003
Wheeler, Burton K.
1937
1/22 0097-003
Zioncheck, Marion A.
1935
1/23-28 0097-003
A-Z, miscellaneous
1902-1942
1/29 0097-003
Unidentified
1905, undated
Box/Folder Accession
1/30-31 0097-003
Incoming letters: condolence letters
1940
1/32 0097-003
Outgoing letters
1904-1932
General correspondence
Box/Folder Accession
1/33 0097-003
Cobb, Charles H.
1934-1939
1/34 0097-003
Roosevelt, Franklin Delano
1935-1939
1/35-36 0097-003
A-W, miscellaneous
1905-1942
Box/Folder Accession
1/37-38 0097-003
Speeches and writings
1925-1940
1/39 0097-003
Funeral sermons
1932-1933
1/40 0097-003
Reports
1910-1930
1/41 0097-003
Legal documents
1911-1930
1/42 0097-003
Financial records
1925-1931
2/1 0097-003
Programs -- First Presbyterian Church
1908-1940
2/2 0097-003
Resolutions
1905, 1940
2/3 0097-003
Notes
undated
2/4-7 0097-003
Clippings
1884-1948
2/8 0097-003
Ephemera
1925-1943
2/9 0097-003
Miscellany
1912-1925
Subject series -- graft cases
Box/Folder Accession
2/10 0097-003
General correspondence
1911
2/11-14 0097-003
Reports
1911, 1916
2/15 0097-003
Miscellaneous
1911, 1937
Box/Folder Accession
2/16 0097-003
Subject series -- lesson notes
undated
Subject series -- Memphis call
Box/Folder Accession
2/17 0097-003
General correspondence
1931
Subject series -- Metlakahtla case
Box/Folder Accession
2/18 0097-003
Incoming letters
1921-1930
2/19 0097-003
Outgoing letters
1917-1930
2/20 0097-003
General correspondence
1921-1940
2/21 0097-003
Miscellaneous
1930, undated
Subject series -- Pittsburgh call
Box/Folder Accession
2/22 0097-003
General correspondence
1910
Box/Folder Accession
2/23 0097-003
Subject series -- Seattle's new constructive creed
1921
Subject series -- Winnipeg call
Box/Folder Accession
3/1 0097-003
General correspondence
1914
Chamber of Commerce, Seattle, Grievance Committee
Box/Folder Accession
3/2 0097-003
Incoming letters
1923
3/3 0097-003
Minutes & agendas
1923
3/4 0097-003
Notes
1923
3/5 0097-003
Miscellaneous
1923
King County Medical Society Hospital Committee
Box/Folder Accession
3/6 0097-003
Incoming letters
1928
3/7 0097-003
Outgoing letters
1927-1928
3/8 0097-003
General correspondence
1928-1930
3/9 0097-003
Publications
undated
3/10 0097-003
Miscellaneous
1914-1931
Washington Society for the Protection of Children
Box/Folder Accession
3/11 0097-003
Articles of incorporation and by-laws
1907

Accession No. 0097-004: Mark A. Matthews papers, 1911-1978Return to Top

.21 cubic feet (1 box)

Scope and Content: The bulk of these papers consists of photocopies of correspondence between Matthews and his son, Mark Matthew, Jr., from 1924 to1940. The papers also include clippings about Matthews and materials concerning the history, objectives, and ordinance creating the Milk Commission of Seattle, 1911, which inspected dairy ranches and milk. Matthews was one of five original members of the commission.

Acquisition Info: Gift of Rachel Fenton Matthews (Mrs. Mark A Matthews, Jr.) on October 31, 1979.

Processing Info: A photograph of the banquet celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Japanese Presbyterian Church of Seattle in 1957 was relocated in 1979, probably to the Seattle File Photograph Collection, Special Collections division, University of Washington Libraries.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder Accession
1/1 0097-004
Incoming letters to Mark Matthews, Jr.
1949, 1957
1/2-6 0097-004
General correspondence between Matthews and his son
1924-1940
1/7 0097-004
Clippings about Matthews
1934, 1956-1978, undated
1/8 0097-004
Milk Commission of Seattle: history, objectives, city ordinance
1911

Accession No. 2757-001: Mark A. Matthews papers, Return to Top

1 microfilm reel : negative

Scope and Content: Microfilm of two volumes of the scrapbooks included in Accession No. 0097-002.