Daniel Bagley papers  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Bagley, Daniel, 1818-1905
Title
Daniel Bagley papers
Quantity
.67 cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection Number
4602 (Accession No. 4602-001)
Summary
Papers of a Washington State pioneer, Methodist pastor, businessman, 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
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Funding for encoding this finding aid was partially provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Daniel Bagley was a Washington State pioneer, Methodist pastor, businessman, and civic leader. He was born in Pennsylvania in 1818 and died in Seattle in 1905. His wife, Susannah Rogers Whipple, was born in Massachusetts in 1819 and died in Seattle in 1913. Bagley became a minister of the Methodist Church in 1842, and in 1852 he was chosen by its board of missions to represent its teachings in Oregon Territory. In the same wagon train with the Dexter Horton, Thomas Mercer, Aaron Mercer, William Shoudy, and John Pike families, Bagley left Illinois in 1852 and settled first in Salem, Oregon. In 1860 the family moved to Seattle.

In March 1861 the Washington territorial legislature appointed Bagley, John Webster, and Edmund Carr as commissioners of the newly established Territorial University. Bagley was named president of the commission and was one of those responsible for acquisition and sale of university lands. He was also actively involved in the functions of the Republican Party in the territory, and in the development of real estate in Seattle. In partnership with George F. Whitworth, Josiah Settle, and Clarence Bagley, he organized the Lake Washington Coal Company, which developed commercial coal mining in the area now known as Newcastle.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Contains correspondence, legal documents, and other material documenting the enterprises of Daniel Bagley in nineteenth-century Washington Territory. Correspondents include Arthur Armstrong Denny.

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

Daniel Bagley Papers, Accession No. 4602-001. Special Collections Division, University of Washington Libraries, Seattle, Washington.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Incoming correspondenceReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Individual correspondents
Box/Folder
1/1
Alvord, Thomas M., 1832-
3 items
1868
1/2
Bagley, Clarence Booth, 1843-1932
1 item
1874
1/3
Bagley, Susannah Whipple, 1819-1913
17 items
1867-1870
1/4
Bagley, William
7 items
1892-1902
1/5
Barnard, William E.
8 items
1866-1867
1/6
Blinn, Marshall
1 item
1883
1/7
Brannan, Joseph, 1825- and Sara V.
9 items
1888-1897
1/8
Brents, Thomas Hurley, 1840-
1 item
1888
1/9
Carr, Edmund
3 items
1868-1870
1/10
Carr, J. Tyler
3 items
1869-1870
1/11
Car, Ossian J.
11 items
1866-1875
1/12
Denny, Arthur Armstrong, 1822-1899
18 items
1863-1882
1/13
Evans, Elwood
1 item
1887
1/14
Garfielde, Selucius, 1822-1881
4 items
1866-1875
1/15
Givler, M.
3 items
1887, 1891
1/16
Gowey, John F.
4 items
1885, 1887
1/17
Horton, Dexter, 1825-1904
1 item
1868
1/18
Jacobs, Orange, 1827-1914
5 items
1876-1878
1/19
Jenner, Charles Kirkham, 1846-
4 items
1881-1882
1/20
Lansdale, R. H.
8 items
1886, 1887, 1892
1/21
Leary,. John, 1837-1905
2 items
1897, undated
1/22
Longsworth, M. A.
4 items
1895-1899
1/23
McGuire, Mary Ann
4 items
1892, 1896
1/24
McNaught, Ferry & McNaught, Seattle, Washington
2 items
1880-1881
1/25
Mitchell and Lewis Company, Portland Oregon
3 items
1891
1/26
Mix, James D.
4 items
1870-1871
1/27
Moore, Phillip D.
1 item
1868
1/28
Newell, William A, 1817-1901
1 item
1884
1/29
Turney, L. Jay S.
1 item
1861
1/30
United States General Land Office
3 items
1882, 1887, 1892
1/31
United States Indian Affairs Office
8 items
1883-1890
1/32
United States Land Office, Olympia, Washington
12 items
1866-1883
1/33
United States Land Office, Vancouver, Washington
4 items
1864-1882
1/34
Whitworth, George F., 1816-
1 item
1886
1/35
Yantis, J. V.
2 items
1886, 1889
1/36
Yesler, Henry L. 1810-1892
1 item
1867
Miscellaneous correspondents
Box/Folder
1/37
Abbott, L. G.
1869
1/37
Abbott, S. B.
1866
1/37
Affley, Eva B.
undated
1/37
Allen, J. R.
1867
1/37
Anthony, B. W.
1888
1/38
Bagley, Mr. and Mrs., and Agnes
1898
1/38
Bagley, A. H.
1896
1/38
Bagley, Adella
1903
1/38
Bagley, Ellen
1898
1/38
Bagley, Josiah
1893
1/38
Bagley, Myrta
1883
1/38
Bagley, O. H. and L. J.
1870
1/38
Bagley, Rena
undated
1/38
Beach, L. P.
1869
1/38
Bell, John
2 items
1869
1/38
Bell, W. N.
1867
1/38
Brown, Beriah F.
1869
1/38
Browning, John T.
1867
1/38
Bryan, H. E. A.
3 items
1867, 1870
1/38
Brygges, Anna S.
1898
1/38
[Bullins?], George W.
1894
1/38
Byles, C. N.
1866
1/38
Bywater, C. M.
1881
1/39
Caton, H. S.
1884
1/39
Coe, B. W.
1878
1/39
Cook, S. M.
1892
1/39
Chambers, A. J.
1894
1/39
Clymer, C.
1868
1/39
Coombs, Samuel F.
1891
1/40
Denny, David T.
1883
1/40
Dickenson, Obediah
2 items
1870, 1890
1/40
Dodge, John
1867
1/40
Donohoe, Kelly & Company, San Francisco, California
1873
1/40
Edis, Rhoda A.
undated
1/40
Edwards, George
1876
1/40
Edwards, O. W.
1886
1/40
Ferry, Elisha Peyre
1889
1/40
Fletcher, Thomas P.
1871
1/40
Freemasons, General Grand Secretary
1871
1/40
Freemasons, Grand Lodge of Washington
1896
1/40
Freemasons, St. John's Lodge, No. 9
2 items
1889, 1870
1/41
Graves, Franklin P.
1898
1/41
Guye, F. M.
1880
1/41
Hale, Henry C.
1897
1/41
Hallowell, Henry G.
2 items
1885, 1893
1/41
Hammond, Eliza A.
1899
1/41
Hammond, William
1890
1/41
Hayes, P. C.
1838
1/41
Hewitt, R. H.
1866
1/41
Hill, B. A.
1877
1/41
Holgate, L. J.
1838
1/41
Hunter, W. H.
1869
1/41
Island Company, Washington Territory Auditor v.
1893
1/42
Johnson, Jasper W.
1900
1/42
Johnson, W. W.
1863
1/42
Jones, R. S.
1900
1/42
Keach, Philip
1866
1/42
Keally, W. F.
1886
1/42
Kendrick, Rodney
1892
1/42
Littlejohn, H. J.
1889
1/42
Longsworth, B. N.
2 items
1891, 1892
1/43
McCracken, John
2 items
1869
1/43
McCullough, Robert
1879
1/43
McElroy G. B.
1886
1/43
McNaught, James
1889
1/43
Mann, S. H.
undated
1/43
Maple, E. P.
undated
1/43
Maple, J. W.
1893
1/43
Meany, Edmond S.
1894
1/43
Mercer, Annie E
1883
1/43
Metcalf, Adeline I.
2 items
1891, 1892
1/43
Methodist Protestant Board of Publication, Baltimore, Maryland
1886
1/43
Moore, C. W.
1891
1/43
Mullan, John
1890
1/43
Munson, J. S. C.
2 items
1837
1/44
Neyce, J. H.
1869
1/44
Northern Pacific Railroad Company, Pacific Division
1876
1/44
Pacific Mason magazine
1896
1/44
Phillips, L. S.
1869
1/44
Page, Emily H.
undated
1/44
Pike, F. E.
1898
1/44
Pincus, Isaac
1890
1/44
Price, P. S.
1870
1/44
Puget Mill Company, Port Gamble, Washington
1864
1/45
Renton, William
1866
1/45
Richardson, Edwin
2 items
1866
1/45
Robbins, Joseph
1887
1/45
Roberts, T. F.
2 items
1892, 1896
1/45
Sanderlin F. M.
1898
1/45
Seattle Lumber & Commercial Company
1883
1/45
Shattuck, Charles B.
1875
1/45
Shields, H. E.
1896
1/45
Smith, Jesse
1901
1/45
Stacy, M. V. B.
2 items
1884
1/45
Stone & Burnett, Seattle, Washington
1870
1/46
Taylor, Fred E.
1905
1/46
Tibbetts, George W.
1893
1/46
United States Land Office, Seattle, Washington
1888
1/46
United States Treasury Department
1864
1/46
Washington Territory Supreme and District Court Clerk
1877
1/46
Washington Territory Surveyor General
2 items
1874
1/46
Washington Mill Company, Seabeck, Washington
1875
1/46
Ward, Dillis B.
2 items
1869, 1883
1/46
Webb, Thomas
1893
1/46
Webster, H. A.
1876
1/46
Weed, G. A.
1870
1/46
West, M. F.
1870
1/46
West Coast Improvement Company, Seattle, Washington
1899
1/46
Whipple, A. J.
1904
1/46
Whitworth, F. H.
1881
1/46
Winsor, Charles F.
2 items
1868
1/46
Winsor, H.
1868
1/46
Zack, James C.
1876
Box/Folder
1/47
Letters introducing Bagley
2 items
Box/Folder
1/47
Bailey Gatzert to A. Schwabacher, San Francisco, California
21 November 1870
1/47
N. Andrew Chilberg to E. A. Holbrook, Chicago
12 May 1888
1/48
Letters in which Bagley is referred to
4 items
1864-1890
Box/Folder
1/48
J. M. Edmunds (General Land Office) to Register, Olympia, Washington
2 April 1864
1/48
Treasury Department to Andrew B. Young
7 March 1879
1/48
M. V. B. Stacy to Dexter Horton & Company
18 October 1884
1/48
Wilfred M. Kellogg to Rolland S. Denny
1 November 1899
1/49
Letters from unidentified parties
6 items
1865-1869, 1890

Outgoing correspondence, 1859-1897Return to Top

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

63 items
Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
2/1-2
Bagley to Marshall Blinn, Seabeck, Washington
8 items
1861-1866
2/1-2
Bagley to Selucius Garfielde
1 item
1868
2/1-2
Bagley to William Pickering, Jr., photostat letter
1869

Financial miscellany, circa 1867-1898Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 2/3

10 items

Legal documents, circa 1861-1902Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
2/4
Court papers
13 items
1871-1898
2/5
Deeds, land agreements, mortgages, etc.
15 items
1861-1892
2/6
Indentures
26 items
1873-1902
2/7
Memoranda, powers of attorney, etc.
14 items
1885-1894
2/8
Documents relating to the Lake Washington Coal Company
2 items
1867

Miscellany, speeches, charts, etc.Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 2/9

25 items

Washington Territory University, land sale record book, circa 1861-1888Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 2/10, 11

2 volumes

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Businessmen--Washington (State)--Archives
  • Civic leaders--Washington (State)--Seattle--Archives
  • Clergy--Washington (State)--Archives
  • Coal mines and mining--Washington (State)
  • Methodist Church--Clergy--Washington (State)--Archives
  • Pioneers--Washington (State)--Seattle--Archives
  • Personal Names :
  • Bagley family--Correspondence
  • Bagley, Daniel, 1818-1905--Archives
  • Denny, Arthur Armstrong, 1822-1899
  • Corporate Names :
  • Lake Washington Coal Company
  • Territorial University (Wash.)
  • Geographical Names :
  • Washington (State)--Politics and government--19th century
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • correspondence
  • Deeds
  • land titles
  • Legal documents
  • Legal documents
  • powers of attorney
  • Speeches, addresses, etc

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

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