Manson Franklin Backus papers, 1855-1935  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Backus, Manson Franklin, 1853-1935
Title
Manson Franklin Backus papers
Dates
1855-1935 (inclusive)
Quantity
2.27 cubic feet plus 99 items
Collection Number
0221
Summary
Papers of a banker of Seattle, Washington
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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Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Manson Backus was born in New York state. He was educated in the public schools of New York, and after completing his education he became cashier in his fathers bank, First National Bank at Union Springs, New York. He then studied law and in 1889 was admitted to the bar at Buffalo, N.Y. Later that year he moved to Seattle, and with Mr. Edward O. Graves, organized the Washington National Bank of Seattle, of which he became president in 1900. A long and successful career in banking and in the financial institutions of Seattle followed. Besides banking and financial concerns, Backus was a regent of the University of Washington, 1909; he served as president of the Washington Society of the Sons of the Revolution, 1917; he was a member of the Rainier Club, and its president in 1922. He supported the Fine Arts Association, was a trustee of the Seattle Chamber of Commerce, and on the advisory board of Children's Orthopedic Hospital.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

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Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Accession No. 0221-001: Manson Franklin Backus account books and correspondence, 1912-1934Return to Top

6 items, including 4 volumes

Scope and Content: Account books, 1912-1920; letters to Backus, 1932, 1934.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Donated by Mr. F. Backus.

Description
Manson Franklin Backus account books and correspondence

Accession No. 0221-002: Manson Franklin Backus documents and correspondence, 1855-1917Return to Top

93 items

Scope and Content: Pioneer correspondence, documents.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Donated by L.M. Backus, Jr., 1955 and 1957.

Description
Manson Franklin Backus documents and correspondence

Accession No. 0221-003: Manson Franklin Backus papers, 1871-1935Return to Top

2.27 cubic feet (5 boxes, 1 tube)

Scope and Content: Business and family letters, pocket diaries, and other items related to Backus's banking and commercial interests in Seattle and Washington State, to personal and family matters, and to his son LeRoy's commercial interests. Includes correspondence of Lue Adams Backus, Manson's second wife, and a European travel diary she kept.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Donated by Manson and Frances A. Backus, 7/11/1996.

Description
Manson Franklin Backus papers

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Personal Names :
  • Backus, Manson Franklin, 1853-1935--Archives
  • Humphrey, William E. (William Ewart), 1862-1934
  • Corporate Names :
  • Puget Sound Navigation Company
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Adams, Sarah A (creator)
    • Ames, Edwin Gardner, 1856-1935 (creator)
    • Anderson, Joseph C (creator)
    • Backus, LeRoy M., 1880?-1948 (creator)
    • Backus, Lue Adams (creator)
    • Backus, N. E (creator)
    • Ballinger, Richard Achilles, 1858-1922 (creator)
    • Banks, A. N (creator)
    • Bryan, William Jennings, 1860-1925 (creator)
    • Clark, Amos M (creator)
    • Coburn, Alvin (creator)
    • Donworth, George (creator)
    • Evans, Elwood, 1828-1898 (creator)
    • Fellows, E. B (creator)
    • Ferry, Elisha P. (Elisha Peyre), 1825-1895 (creator)
    • Goodbury, George B (creator)
    • Harlan, Irene B (creator)
    • Harlan, Otis (creator)
    • Harlan, Ralle M (creator)
    • Hughitt, H. A (creator)
    • Johnson, Hiram, 1866-1945 (creator)
    • Kabis, H (creator)
    • Kabis, P (creator)
    • Lister, Ernest, 1870-1919 (creator)
    • Mason, Charles H., 1830-1859 (creator)
    • McMullin, Fayette, 1805-1880 (creator)
    • Mills, Sarah (creator)
    • O'Brien, Charles (creator)
    • Pickering, William T., 1798-1873 (creator)
    • Pile, H. H (creator)
    • Putti, Anna A (creator)
    • Putti, Elise (creator)
    • Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945 (creator)
    • Root, Josephine (creator)
    • Russell, G. D (creator)
    • Semple, Eugene, 1840-1908 (creator)
    • Seward, William H (creator)
    • Sheldon, A. L (creator)
    • Sheppard, S (creator)
    • Shiels, Archie W. (Archibald Williamson), b. 1878 (creator)
    • Squire, Watson C. (Watson Carvosso), 1838-1926 (creator)
    • Sulzer, William, 1863-1941 (creator)
    • Tidball, Augusta (creator)
    • Tidball, Gertrude (creator)
    • Walsh, Thomas James, 1895-1933 (creator)
    • Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924 (creator)
    • Corporate Names :
    • A. D. Spalding and Brothers (San Francisco, Calif.) (creator)
    • Lake Chelan Land Company (creator)
    • National Bank of Commerce (Seattle, Wash.) (creator)
    • New York (State). Panama-Pacific Exposition Commission (creator)
    • Seattle (Wash.). City Clerk
    • Washington National Bank (Seattle, Wash.) (creator)

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

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