Dorothy J. Weintz papers, 1858-1969  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Weintz, Dorothy J
Title
Dorothy J. Weintz papers
Dates
1858-1969 (inclusive)
Quantity
1.68 cubic feet (5 boxes)
Collection Number
2697 (Accession No. 2697-001)
Summary
Papers of the granddaughter of Asa S. Mercer, a Seattle pioneer.
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

Dorothy J. Weintz was a granddaughter of Asa S. Mercer, Seattle pioneer. Asa S. Mercer, in addition to being a pioneer in Seattle, was president of, and an instructor at, the University of Washington during its first term in 1863. He left the Washington Territory and moved to Wyoming Territory, serving as Wyoming's alternative comissioner at the World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, 1893.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection consists of materials collected by and research notes of Dorothy J. Weintz concerning her grandfather, Asa Shinn Mercer (1839-1917).

Included in the Weintz papers is correspondence pertaining to Asa Mercer, notes and drafts for Dorothy Weintz's projected biography of her grandfather, a collection of writings about Mercer by other authors, and an extensive series of clippings.

The more significant part of the collection, however, is the Asa S. Mercer subgroup, which includes Mercer's correspondence (1863-1917), most of which concerns his varied career in Wyoming after leaving Washington State; a selection of his writings, some in manuscript form; and a copy of the classbook kept by Mercer in his dual role as president of and instructor in the University of Washington during its first term. A file documents Mercer's activity representing Wyoming as the state's alternate commissioner at the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893.

Major correspondents include Clarence Bagley.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

The creator's literary rights are in the public domain.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Dorothy J. Weintz papersReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
General correspondence
Box/Folder
1/1
Bagley, Clarence B.
9 items
See also: Folders 3/2-8 in Asa S. Mercer correspondence.
1921-1927
1/2
A-B miscellaneous
11 items
1919-1950
1/2
Bolton, Frederick E.
1 item
1950
1/3
Horrocks, Hattie G.
6 items
1965-1969
1/4
C-H miscellaneous
18 items
1916-1956
1/4
Deutsch, Herman J.
3 items
1956
1/5
J-N miscellaneous
9 items
1921-1969
1/5
Kane, Thomas F.
1 item
1931
1/5
Mercer, Anita L. (Anita Weintz)
2 items
See also: Folder 3/26 in Asa. S. Mercer correspondence.
1920
1/5
Neuberger, Richard L.
1 item
1941
1/6
O-T miscellaneous
6 items
1930-1959
1/6
Oregon Historical Society
4 items
1930-1939
1/6
Rollins, Philip Ashton (Mrs.)
1 item
1930
1/6
Smith, Charles W.
See: Folders 1/7-8, University of Washington Library.
1/7-8
University of Washington Library
1925-1956
1/9
Wyoming, Historical Department
7 items
1926-1930
1/10
V-W miscellaneous
9 items
1925-1949
1/10
Washington State Historical Society
1 item
1935
1/10
Webb, Walter Prescott
1 item
1939
1/10
Weintz, Anita L.
See: Mercer, Anita L.
Speeches and writings
Box/Folder
1/11
Review of James Mitchell Clark's foreword in new issue of The Banditte [sic] of the Plains
1 item
undated
1/12
Untitled manuscript about Asa S. Mercer
5 items
undated
Speeches and writings by others
Box/Folder
1/13
Bagley, Clarence B., "Transmission of Intelligence in Early Days in Oregon"
1 item
1912
1/14
Bartlett, I.S., "The Unique Story of Col. Mercer's Cargo of Girls"
8 items
undated
1/15
Engle, Flora A. P., "The Story of the Mercer Expeditions"
1 item
1915
1/16
Marsh, Linnie, "Presidents of the University [of Washington]"
1 item
1910
1/17
Mercer, Asa S., Jr., "A Prophetic Speech"
1 item
1912
1/18
Prosch, Thomas W., "Beginnings of the University [of Washington]"
1 item
1911
1/19
Smith, Charles W., "Asa Shinn Mercer: Pioneer in Western Publicity"
1 item
1936
1/20
Stevens, James F., "The Natural History of Seattle"
1 item
1932
1/21
Miscellaneous
5 items
1912-1969
Box/Folder
1/22-27, 2/1-6
Notes
undated
2/7-24
Clippings
circa 1865-1966
2/25
Photographs
3 items
undated
2/26
Miscellany
8 items
circa 1893-1961

Asa S. Mercer papersReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
3/1
Biographical information
16 items
undated
General correspondence
Box/Folder
3/2-8
Bagley, Clarence B.
See also: Folder 1/1.
1867-1915
3/9
Bagley, Daniel
1 item
1866
3/10
Blinn, Marshall
1 item
1864
3/11
A-B miscellaneous
7 items
1870-1912
3/12
Carr, Ossian J.
1 item
1863
3/13
C miscellaneous
5 items
1912-1913
3/14
D miscellaneous
4 items
1912-1913
3/15
Emery, Julia
5 items
1906
3/16
E-F miscellaneous
7 items
1910-1915
3/17
Haven, H.D.
5 items
1909-1912
3/18
Holladay, Ben
3 items
1865-1866
3/19
Hubbs, Paul K.
1 item
1863
3/20
H miscellaneous
6 items
1909-1917
3/21
I-K miscellaneous
6 items
1892-1917
3/21
Meany, Edmond S.
See: Folder 3/32.
3/22
Mercer, Annie E.
4 items
1893-1899
3/23
Mercer, Asa S., Jr.
6 items
1910-1912
3/24
Mercer, Thomas
5 items
1866-1867
3/25-26
M miscellaneous
1887-1912
3/27
N-O miscellaneous
5 items
1912-1916
3/28
Samun, J.D.
1 item
1865
3/29
P-S miscellaneous
7 items
1869-1913
3/29
Pickering, William
See: Folder 3/31.
3/29
Portland Oregonian
2 items
1869
3/29
Shank, Corwin S.
1 item
1913
3/30
United States Army, Quartermaster General
6 items
1868
3/31
Washington (Territory) governor
2 items
1865
3/32
T-Z miscellaneous
9 items
1894-1913
3/32
University of Washington Regents
1 item
1894
3/33
Miscellaneous and unidentified
4 items
1911, undated
Box/Folder
3/34-35
Financial records
1858-1911
3/36-37
Legal documents
1865-1871
3/38
Reports
4 items
1866
Speeches and writings
Box/Folder
3/39
Banditti of the Plains (as subject)
2 items
1935, undated
3/40
"Indian Chief Washakie and the Big Horn Hot Springs"
1 item
1916
3/41
Material Resources of Linn County, Oregon
71 items
1875
3/42
"A Nonpartisan, Philosophic View of the Sheep and Cattlemen's Range Wars"
1 item
undated
3/43
"The Pioneer and His Wife"
22 items
1907
3/44
"Rhythums [sic] from the Log of the Duphuny [sic] Club"
1 item
undated
3/45
"The Yellowstone National Park"
3 items
1896
Box/Folder
4/1
Classbook "kept by A. S. Mercer, showing the degree of proficiency in his classes, during the 1st term of Washington Territorial University"
1 item
1863
4/2
Photographs
5 items
4/3-6, 5/1-2
Miscellany
1864-1876
4/7-12
Chicago, World's Columbian Exposition
1893

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Biography
  • Pioneers--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Pioneers--Wyoming
  • Personal Names :
  • Bagley, Clarence, 1843-1932
  • Mercer, A. S. (Asa Shinn), 1839-1917
  • Weintz, Dorothy J.--Archives
  • Corporate Names :
  • World's Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.)
  • Geographical Names :
  • Seattle (Wash.)
  • Wyoming
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • biography files
  • Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
  • correspondence
  • drafts (documents)
  • Legal documents
  • notes
  • Photographs
  • writings
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Mercer, A. S. (Asa Shinn), 1839-1917 (creator)

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

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