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Kate Stevens Bates papers, 1860-1941

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Bates, Kate Stevens, 1852-1941
Title
Kate Stevens Bates papers
Dates
1860-1941 (inclusive)
Quantity
6.0 linear feet, (4 containers)
Collection Number
Ax 202
Summary
Kate Stevens Bates was an author. The collection includes her correspondence, diaries, manuscripts, account books, and scrapbooks. The diaries span from 1880 to 1936. Her diary entries are not regular; often several weeks pass between entries. The correspondence spans from 1878 to 1934 and concerns family matters, business, and social news.
Repository
University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
UO Libraries--SPC, 1299
University of Oregon
Eugene OR
97403-1299
Telephone: 541-346-3068
Fax: 541-346-3485
spcarref@uoregon.edu
Access Restrictions
Collection is open to the public. Collection must be used in Special Collections & University Archives Reading Room.
Languages
English

Historical NoteReturn to Top

Kate Stevens Bates lived from 1852 to 1941. She grew up in Newport, Rhode Island, and Dorchester, Massachusetts. She was the daughter of Isaac Ingalls Stevens, governor of the Washington Territory from 1853 to 1857. She was married to Edward Wingard Bingham in 1886. After her first marriage, she moved to Portland, Oregon, where her husband had a home and a mother. E. W. Bingham and his brother John invented an improved horseshoe, and went to Boston and New York to promote it. They founded the Bingham Sectional Horseshoe Company. Kate Bingham accompanied her husband, and lived in Dorchester and New York from 1887-1888. The horseshoe business failed, so the couple returned to Portland, Oregon in 1888, where Mr. Bingham practiced law. His most famous case was the Terwilliger will case. He also was involved in ballot reform. Mrs. Bingham was a member of the Unitarian Society in Portland, prominent socially, and an amateur writer for newspapers and magazines. The diaries refer to such prominent Portlanders as the Strongs, Eliots, Deadys, Catlins, Griswolds, Failings, and McArthurs. At various times she and her husband visited Bingham Springs in Eastern Oregon and she visited friends in Olympia, Washington. Both places are fully described in her diaries. Mr. Bingham died in 1904, and in 1913 she married James H. S. Bates. After her second marriage, Mrs. Bates lived for a time in Massachusetts and after 1918 at Cloverfield Farms, near Olympia, Washington.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Kate Stevens Bates papers include correspondence, diaries, manuscripts, and miscellaneous papers. Correspondence concerns family matters, business matters, and social news. Correspondence includes letters to Edward W. Bingham (1886-1904), Hazard Stevens (1878-1916), Mrs. Isaac I. Stevens (1878-1913), and Maud Stevens (1912-1927) and letters from James H. Bates (1912- 1927), Edward W. Bingham (1885-1903), Helen Eskridge (1916-1940), Richard Eskridge (1916-1940), Edmond S. Meany (1902-1934), Hazard Stevens (1886-1918), Mrs. Issac I. Stevens (1888-1913) and others. Diaries of Kate Stevens (Bingham-Bates) are included for 1880-1881, 1885-1902, 1913-1915, 1918, 1920-1922, 1924-1932, 1935-1936. Her diary entries are not regular. Manuscripts include travel and historical articles (1883-1930) by Kate S. Bates. Miscellaneous papers include a scrapbook of E. W. Bingham containing publications of and articles about the Ballot Reform League of Oregon (1890-1892), and account books.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Kate Stevens Bates Papers, Ax 202, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series I:  CorrespondenceReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1
List of correspondence
Subseries A: Letters received
Box Folder
1 2
E. W. Baker (Mr. and Mrs.)
1926-1927
1 3
Dorcas Baker
1911-1925
1 4
Anna K. Barry
1918-1936
1 5
Laura Bartlett
1918-1922
1 6
Alice S. Bates
1920-1946
1 7
Annie A. Bates
1918-1928
1 8
Charles Bates
1923-1945
1 9
James H. Bates
January 1912-August 1912
1 10
James H. Bates
September 1912-December 1912
1 11
James H. Bates
1913
1 12
James H. Bates
1914
1 13
James H. Bates
1915-1920
1 14
James H. Bates
1921-1924
1 15
James H. Bates
1924-1927
1 16
M. L. Bates
1913-1925
1 17
Robert F. Bell
1902
1 18
Anna M. Bellamy
1918-1921
1 19
E. W. Bingham
1887-1888
1 20
E. W. Bingham
1889-1901
1 21
E. W. Bingham
1885-1886
1 22
E. W. Bingham
1889-1901
1 23
Emma Bingham
1900
1 24
John Bingham
1885-1903
1 25
Mrs. R. A. Bingham
1886-1901
1 26
Mrs. R. A. Bingham
1885-1901
1 27
Hazard Stevens
1904-1913
1 28
John Bingham
1903-1905
1 29
Mrs. Edmund Bowden
1935-1936
1 30
Edward E. Britton
1919-1923
1 31
Mrs. S. J. Burrage
1908-1915
1 32
D. A. R.
1907-1935
1 33
Eva E. Dye
1900-1913
1 34
Chester Eells
1908-1920
1 35
Daphne Eells
1916-1919
1 36
Henrietta R. Eliot
1907-1936
1 37
T. L. Eliot
1901-1928
1 38
W. G. Eliot
1915-1936
1 39
Ella Eskridge
1926-1936
1 40
Hazard Eskridge
1926-1928
1 41
Helen Eskridge
1916-1940
1 42
Lydia Eskridge
1917-1927
1 43
Richard Eskridge
1905 1916-1919
1 44
Richard Eskridge
1920-1923
1 45
Richard Eskridge
1924-1940
1 46
Sue Eskridge
1915 1920
1 47
Oliver Eskridge
1918-1926
1 48
Virginia Eskridge
1913-1936
1 49
L. B. Faulkner
1914-1939
1 50
Sue Stevens Eskridge
1885 1913-1924
1 51
Daniel Hazard
1921-1939
1 52
Peyton Hazard
1910-1936
2 1
T. G. Hazard, Jr.
1913-1921
2 2
George Himes
1918-1923
2 3
Ella Holly
1936
2 4
James B. Howe
1919
2 5
John Kollock to Hazard Stevens
1916
2 6
Eliza Leary
1918-1927
2 7
Robert W. Maynard
1920 1935 1936
2 8
Edmond S. Meany
1902-1934
2 9
Miscellaneous to James H. S. Bates
1913-1944
2 10
Miscellaneous to Ed Bingham
1888-1903
2 11
Miscellaneous A-L
2 12
Miscellaneous M-Z
2 13
Miscellaneous to Richard Eskridge
1917-1948
2 14
New England Trust Company
1918-1936
2 15
Fanny O'Brian
1915-1919
2 16
Mary O'Neil
1918 1927-1928
2 17
Emily Lindsey Ross
1919-1920
2 18
Lottie Roeder Roth
1926-1928
2 19
Charles McK. Saltzman
1916 1924
2 20
Charles E. Saltzman
1914-1919 1926
2 21
Mary Eskridge Saltzman
1886 1912 1917-1928 1936
2 22
Springfield (Massachusetts) Republican
1908-1913
2 23
Mrs. Harriet L. Stevens
1900-1928
2 24
Hazard Stevens to James H. S. Bates
1916-1918
2 25
Hazard Stevens
1886-1903
2 26
Hazard Stevens
1914-1915
2 27
Hazard Stevens
1916-1918
2 28
Hazard Stevens to Ed Bingham
2 29
Mrs. I. I. Stevens
1888-1913
2 30
Mrs. I. I. Stevens to Ed Bingham
1880s
2 31
Maude Lyman Stevens
1920-1936
2 32
Maude Lyman Stevens
1886-1905
2 33
Minna Stevens
1928
2 34
Alice H. Strong
1918 1927-1928 1935
2 35
Preston M. Troy
1918-1919
2 36
University of Washington Library
1928-1936
2 37
Washington Historical Society
1918-1925
2 38
S. C. Wingard to Ed Bingham
1876 1890 1897 1900
2 39
Frank W. Wilder
1919-1921
Subseries B: Letters sent
Box Folder
2 40
Ed Bingham
1886-1888
2 41
Ed Bingham
1892-1901
2 42
E. W. Bingham
1902-1904
2 43
from James Bates
1913-1929
2 44
Hazard Stevens
1878-1916
2 45
from Kate Bates
1916-1935
2 46
James Bates
1914 1924-1925
2 47
Mrs. I. I. Stevens
1878-1913
2 48
Richard Eskridge
1916-1926
2 49
Ed Bingham to Mrs. R. A. Bingham
1860-1876 1898
2 50
Maude Stevens
1878-1905
2 51
Ed W. Bingham
1967-1894
2 52
Richard Eskridge, miscellaneous
1916-1948
2 53
Sue Stevens Eskridge to Richard Eskridge
1916-1924
2 54
Sue Stevens Eskridge to Hazard Stevens
1897 1898 1916
2 55
Virginia Eskridge to Richard Eskridge
1920-1925

Series II:  DiariesReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
3 1
Kate Bates diary
1880-1881
3 2
Kate Bates diary
1887-1890
3 3
Kate Bates diary
1885-1887
3 4
Kate Bates diary
1890-1893
3 5
Kate Bates diary
1893-1898
3 6
Kate Bates diary
1913-1916 1918
3 7
Kate Bates diary
1920-1922
3 8
Kate Bates diary
1924-1927
3 9
Kate Bates diary
1928-1932 1935 1936

Series III:  ManuscriptsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
3 10
5.0 manuscripts
1908
3 11
9.0 manuscripts
1922-1930
3 12
7.0 manuscripts
3 13
9.0 manuscripts
1908-1912
4 1
8 manuscripts; 3 photographs
Photographs are of working-class people in Boston
1914
4 2
7.0 manuscripts
1910-1917
4 3
10.0 manuscripts
1899-1928
4 4
5.0 manuscripts
1898
4 5
9.0 manuscripts
4 6
15.0 manuscripts
1883-1910

Series IV:  Miscellaneous papersReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
4 7
James H. S. Bates: Moderation League
Includes pamphlet and correspondence
1923-1924
4 8
James H. S. Bates: Wet and Dry articles and correspondence
1924-1927
4 9
In memoriam of Hugh Todd Bingham
1.0 volume
1891
4 10
Account books
2.0 volumes
Household expenses, recorded by Kate Stevens Bates
1916-1922 1922-1929
4 11
Scrapbook
1876-1897
4 12
Scrapbook
1890-1892
4 13
Scrapbook
Book originally served as a record of grocery expenses, 1882-1885. It became a scrapbook, 1887-1904.
1882-1904