Anderson family collection, 1835-1980  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Anderson family
Title
Anderson family collection
Dates
1835-1980 (inclusive)
Quantity
16.5 linear feet, (14 boxes)
Collection Number
WCMss.034
Summary
This collection contains writings, correspondence, publication, photographs, and financial records from a historic Walla Walla family that was involved with Whitman College.
Repository
Whitman College and Northwest Archives
Whitman College and Northwest Archives
Penrose Library, Room 130
345 Boyer Avenue
Walla Walla, WA
99362
Telephone: 509-527-5922
Fax: 509-526-4785
archives@whitman.edu
Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for preparing this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. Funding for encoding the finding aid was awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Louis Francis (L.F.) Anderson was born in Illinois in 1861, the oldest of the six children of Maria Louisa (Phelps) and Alexander Jay (A.J.) Anderson. A.J. was involved in various instructing and teaching jobs, and in 1869, the family moved from Illinois to Oregon. A.J. Anderson was asked to serve as the president of the Territorial University at Seattle (now the University of Washington). L.F. Anderson completed his undergraduate coursework during his father's tenure. L.F. graduated in 1881, the year his father was asked to serve as the president of Whitman College. President A.J. Anderson opened Whitman College under a new academic charter in 1882 and L.F. Anderson followed him to Walla Walla and served as a teacher of Greek and Latin. After Louise Phelps Anderson, A.J.'s wife, died in 1889, A.J. resigned from the presidency in 1891. After his resignation, A.J. continued to take interest in the college, compiling scrapbooks and writing an historical essay for Whitman College Quarterly. He died in 1903. L.F. Anderson continued at Whitman and served as the temporary president after his father's resignation. He left Whitman in controversy over the new president, James Eaton. L.F. then pursued postgraduate work with Professor Basil Lanneau Gildersleeve, a Greek scholar at Johns Hopkins University. In 1895-1896, L.F. Anderson returned to Whitman College, where he took a position as professor of Greek Language and Literature.

L.F. Anderson was very active at Whitman College, serving as the college's vice president during his tenure. He was one of the first trustees of Whitman College and helped develop the current system of the board of overseers. L.F. married Mabel Ida Baker Anderson on October 30, 1890. Mabel was the daughter of prominent pioneer and businessman Dorsey Syng Baker, who was the founder of the Baker Bank, as well as proprietor of many other industries in the Washington Territory. L.F. and Mabel were wealthy; they traveled extensively, gave generously towards philanthropy, and built the Anderson Mansion, now Whitman College's Baker Faculty Center. They had no children, though circa 1895, they adopted Pauline Lora (Anderson) Rudio (1889-?), the daughter of L.F. Anderson's brother, Alexander Jay Anderson , Jr. (1863-1892). In 1915, Mabel Baker Anderson died from food poisoning. She left L.F. as executor of the estate, which was valued at over $100,000.

L.F. Anderson later remarried Florence Mary Bennett Anderson in 1918. Florence was born in 1883 in Chateaugay, New York. She earned her Bachelor of Art degree from Vassar College in 1903 and Doctor of Philosophy from Columbia University 1912. She held a position at Hunter College until she married L.F. and moved to Walla Walla. L.F and Florence were both interested in classical and Greek studies and were very active in the Philological Association and the Archaeology Association. Florence was a prolific writer, publishing over five books and numerous articles. The couple traveled and continued to establish the Anderson estate in Walla Walla.

L.F. Anderson retired from teaching at Whitman College in 1946, after sixty-three years of service. In 1950, he died due to illness. Florence continued to write and study, publishing "Leaven for the Frontier", a biography of A.J. Anderson and the Anderson family, in 1953. The Anderson Mansion was sold to Whitman College in 1956 for $50,000. As part of the sales agreement, Florence continued to live in the residence rent-free until her death on December 10, 1968.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection contains writings, publications, photographs, and documents concerning the Anderson family. Documents primarily concern Louis Francis Anderson, professor and vice-president at Whitman College; his father, founding president of the college, Alexander Jay Anderson; L.F Anderson's first wife, Mabel Baker Anderson; and his second wife, author Florence Bennett Anderson. Included are extensive financial documents that provide an in-depth look at the Andersons' entertaining and philanthropy. Both L.F. and his second wife Florence were interested in Greek and Classic literature, and many of their writings are scholarly work which reflects the academic approach to Greek and Classical study of the period. There are glass plate negatives of the Greater Whitman plan in this collection. This collection highlights the daily life, financial investments, and academic study of an historic family in the Walla Walla valley. The Whitman College presidential papers for A.J. and L.F. Anderson are not included here.

Included here are also a small collection of the notes of L.F. Anderson's siblings Charles McKay Anderson (1858-1983), George Page Anderson (1865-1932), Helen Hood Anderson McCandless (1871-1919), and Oliver Phelps Anderson (1859-1941). There are no personal materials here for L.F. Anderson's brother Alexander Jay Anderson, Jr. (1863-1892), though there are references to him.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

1:  L.F. Anderson, 1871-1951Return to Top

This series contains correspondence, essays, and compositions written by L.F. Anderson. It also contains documents concerning his marriage, graduation, teaching, travel, finances, involvement with Whitman College, and his death. Though the documents contained in Series 1 primarily concern L.F. Anderson, there are several instances where the information also concerns other members of the Anderson family. Information can also be found regarding L.F. Anderson in other series, specifically the series of his two wives, Mabel Baker Anderson (Series 3) and Florence Bennett Anderson (Series 4).

Container(s) Description Dates
1: Biographical Information
1882-1951
Box Folder
1 1
Marriage Certificates and Announcements
1890-1918
1 2
University of Washington Commencement
1882
object
11 4-5
University of Washington Diploma
1882
Folder
1 3
University of Washington Graduation Ceremony
1942
1 4
Obituaries
1950-1951
1 5
Letters Regarding the Death of L.F. Anderson
1950-1951
2: Correspondence
Anderson family correspondence is separated out by author and arranged by date. L.F. Anderson's general communication is sorted into incoming and outgoing and arranged chronologically.
1891-1948
Box Folder
1 6-7
A.J. Anderson to L.F. Anderson
1891-1899
1 8
Florence Bennett Anderson to L.F. Anderson
1919-1936
1 9
George P. Anderson to L.F. Anderson
1895-1899
1 10
L.F. Anderson to A.J. Anderson
1898
1 11-12
L.F. Anderson to Mabel Baker Anderson
1882-1899
1 13
Mabel Baker Anderson to L.F. Anderson
1898-1899
1 14
Oliver Phelps Anderson to L.F. Anderson
1896-1898
1 15-18
L.F. Anderson (Incoming)
1890-1947
1 19
L.F. Anderson (Outgoing)
1887-1942
1 20
Miscellaneous
1948
3: Writings and Orations
This series contains L.F. Anderson's manuscripts. L.F. Anderson was a widely known orator and often read his papers and speeches publicly. Published and unpublished materials are included.
1880-1940
Box Folder
1 21
Address to Inland Empire Teachers Association
1899
1 22
"The Archeological Society" in "Up to the Times"
Undated
1 23
"The Athens of Old Oregon"--oration
1940
1 24
"A Book on the Ash of Poetry"
1880-1882
1 25
"Catacombs"
Undated
1 26
"The Day in Athens"
1912
1 27
"Delphi: The Pythian Shrine, its situation, its meaning, its record"
1937
1 28
"Delphi—Ancient and Today"
Undated
1 29
"Doctor Dorsey Syng Baker: Washington's Pioneer Railroad Builder"—address
1915
1 30
"The Educational Value of Latin"
1939
1 31
"The English Constitutions" for the Tourist's Club
1888
object
11 1
"Foundation Laying in the Classics"
1896
Folder
1 33
"The Founder of Whitman College"—Cushing Eells
1909-1925
1 34
"A Glimpse of the English at Cambridge"
Undated
1 35
Greek
1893
1 36
"Greek Religion"—address for the Class in Philosophy of Religion
1924
1 37
"Interpretation of Pro Roscio Amerins Cap XXVI"
1894
1 38
"The Irresistible Revival of Classical Interest"
1922
1 39
"Laches"
1893
1 40
Latin
1894
1 41
"Logical Thought Power of Greek as Shown in its Hypothetical Expression"
1898
1 42
Longfellow's Works and Other Essays for the University of Washington
1881
1 43-44
Miscellaneous
Undated
2 1
Moderator's Address: Congregational Association
1918
2 2
"The Mutual Relation of College and Community" in The Pacific
1892
2 3
"The Nine-Years' Administration of Alexander Jay Anderson"
1921
2 5
Notes for Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore
1893-1894
2 4
"The Parthenon"
1902-1936
2 6
"Pausanias, an Ancient Baedeker and the Market-place of Athens"
Undated
2 7
"Plato's Nuptial Number its solution and significance"
1896
2 8
Poetry
Undated
2 9
"The Principal Characters in Genesis"
Undated
2 10
"The Prophecy of the Class of 1895"
Undated
2 11
"Quintun Horatius Flaccus: A Poet who has Lived Two Thousand Years"
Undated
2 12
"Reminiscences of the International Congress of Arts and Sciences"
1904
2 13
"Report for the Congregationalist of the Fiftieth Anniversary Services of First Congregational"
1914-1915
2 14
"Revival of the Olympic Games"
1896-1919
2 15
"The School of Athens"
Undated
2 16
"A Sermon on the Consecration of Talent"
1890
10
"Studies and Addresses"--Proof Copy
1894-1937
Folder
2 17
"Thucydides—Second Congress at Sparta"
Undated
2 18
"What the Church Owes to Greek and its Present Duty"
1903
2 19
"Without Works Faith is Dead"
1889
4: Notebooks, Diaries, and Travel
This sub-series includes notebooks, diaries, and travel diaries containing detailed accounts of accommodations and sights. The Andersons traveled widely, to locations such as Washington State's Mount Rainier, Memphis, Cairo, and Florence, Italy. Diaries included in this series are an assortment of notes, jottings, financial records, and miscellaneous data. Most notebooks are marked with a rough date span. Florence's diaries of some of the same trips can be found in Series 4, Sub-Series 2.
1878-1931
Box Folder
2 20
Ascent of Mount Rainier, newspaper record
1897
10 2-7
Diaries and notebooks
1878-1928
2 21
Travel accounts and letters
1887-1931
5: Whitman College
L.F. Anderson served as a professor of Greek and Latin for over fifty years. This series contains various materials associated with his tenure at Whitman College. Correspondence and articles are included, as are records of anniversary celebrations. This series also contains teaching materials, including examination questions and lecture outlines.
1884-1947
Box Folder
2 22
Classroom Materials
Undated
2 23
Correspondence with Whitman College
1884-1947
2 24
Exam Questions
Undated
2 25
Faculty Meetings
1891-1902
2 26
Fiftieth Anniversary of L.F. Anderson at Whitman College
1932
2 27
Fortieth Annual Commencement Honoring L.F. Anderson
1922
2 28
Letter to the Editor in "Whitman College Pioneer"
1919
2 29
Letters of Resignation
1906
2 30
Miscellaneous Teaching Materials
Undated
2 31
Report of Louis F. Anderson, acting President
1909
2 32
Songs honoring Anderson, Walter Bratton, S.B.L Penrose, Walter Eells, and Faculty
Undated
2 33
"Whitman College" in "The Advance"
1890
6: Societies and Clubs
The Andersons were widely known for their hospitality; they often opened their home for social functions. This series contains records from society memberships and functions.
1882-1950
Box Folder
2 34
American Association for University Women
1943
2 35
American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions
1914-1950
2 36
Archaeology Institute of America, Walla Walla
1898-1950
2 37
Beta Theta Pi
1916-1948
2 38
Beta Theta Pi Plaque
1916
2 39
Golf
1920-1941
2 40
Inland Empire Teachers Association
1898
2 41-42
Miscellaneous--membership cards, invitations, and functions
1906-1949
2 43-44
Phi Beta Kappa
1913-1945
2 45
The Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies
1922-1950
2 46
Walla Walla Chamber of Commerce
1882-1938
2 47
Washington State Philological Society
1897-1899
2 51
Who's Who in America
1940
2 48
Winter Club
1937-1948
7: Financial Information and Philanthropy
This series contains records and information concerning finances, business undertakings, and philanthropy. L.F. Anderson saved a large number of receipts and check stubs; this series contains both loose and bound receipts. Also included is correspondence concerning the family business, Anderson Supply Company, investments, and purchases.
1890-1943
Box Folder
2 49
Anderson Supply Company
1898-1917
2 50
"A Book of Remembrance: Memorial Gifts to the Pilgrim Memorial Fund"
1920
2 52-53
Check Stubs
1891-1898
2 54-55
Checks
1900-1902
3 1
Johns Hopkins Alumni Endowment
1911-1940
3 2
McClures Distributors of Franklin Motor Cars
1919-1929
3 3
Philanthropy and various contributions
1907-1943
12
Receipt Books
1892-1908
Folder
3 4-7
Receipts
1890-1913; undated
3 8-9
Seattle Trust and Washington Title Insurance
1905-1932
8: Miscellaneous
1871-1950
Box Folder
3 10
Aster and Hector—L.F. Anderson's horses
Undated
3 11
Blank Composition Book
Undated
3 12
Church Information
1914-1947
3 13
Clippings
1912-1950
3 14
Drawing Book
1871
12
Louis F. Anderson Book Plate
Undated
object
8 6-9
Pen and inkwells
Undated
Folder
3 15
Miscellaneous
1898-1931
3 16
Mountain View Sunday School
Undated
10 8-12
Scrapbook of Newspaper Clippings
1904
10 13
Scrapbook of Newspaper Clippings, Baseball Statistics
1889
Photographs
Photograph reproductions of Mt. Rainier and surrounding areas in the early 1900s. Some of the photographs were taken by Edward S. Cutrtis and LaRoche Studios.
circa 1920

2:  A.J. Anderson, 1854-1960,   (bulk 1854-1898) Return to Top

This series contains correspondence and records from A.J. Anderson's tenure as president of University of Washington and Whitman College. Of interest are A.J.'s scrapbooks concerning the founding of Whitman College. Also included are A.J. Anderson's financial records and information about the two colleges.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
3 17
Biographical Information
1933-1934
9 33
Catalogues and C. Volume 1 (bound catalogues from educational institutions)
1856-1892
3 18
Correspondence between Florence B. Anderson and University of Washington regarding A.J. Anderson papers
1959-1960
3 19-22
Correspondence with A.J. Anderson
1881-1898
object
11 7-15
Diplomas and Degrees (includes those of A.J. Anderson's wife, Louise Phelps Anderson)
1854-1895
Folder
3 23
Letters of Reference
1894
3 24
Newspaper Clipping: Football match between University of Washington and Whitman College
1889
3 26
Newspaper Clippings about A.J. Anderson
1891-1898
object
11 2-3
Scrapbooks (2), containing writing, clippings, and photos
1849-1899
Folder
3 25
University of Washington: Annual Announcement
1878
3 27
University of Washington: Commencement Exercises
1882
3 28
University of Washington: Letters about A.J. Anderson's Presidential Acceptance
1877-1878
3 29
Whitman College: Anderson Administration Receipts
1882-1892
3 30
Whitman College: Annual Address
1887
3 31
Whitman College: College Reviews
1883-1890
3 32
Whitman College: Course Catalogue and Calendar
1885-1887
3 33
Whitman College: Report of President – A.J. Anderson
1885
3 34
Whitman College: Reports by A.J. Anderson
1883-1897
10 14
Knox College journal
1849-1895

3:  Mabel Baker Anderson, 1881-1916Return to Top

Mabel Ida Baker married L.F. Anderson in 1890. This series contains their correspondence and financial records. Also included are obituary notices, letters from her funeral and a memorial service and a diary entry regarding Mabel's death written by L.F. Anderson.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
3 35
Correspondence
1893-1898
3 36
Financial records
1894-1900
3 37
Mabel Baker Anderson Institution of Fine Arts
Undated
4 1
Obituaries
1915
4 2
Orations and correspondence from funeral and memorial
1915-1916
4 3
Record, Cash-Book, and ledger of Louis Francis Anderson, Executor of the Estate of Mabel Baker Anderson deceased (includes L.F. Anderson's diary entries)
1916
4 4
Will of Mabel Baker Anderson
1915
13
Painting by Mabel Baker (Anderson), Whitman College Accession number 38.7.0
Undated
12
Bible

4:  Florence Bennett Anderson, 1835-1959,   (bulk 1911-1959) Return to Top

Florence graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Vassar College in 1903. In 1912, she earned her Doctor of Philosophy in Classics from Columbia University. Before marrying Louis and moving to Walla Walla in 1918, she held an associate professor position in the department of Greek and Latin at Hunter College, New York. After her marriage, Florence continued to pursue scholarly work, taking a keen interest in Classical literature, local and family history, and religion. Florence was a prolific writer, publishing over five books. Included in this series is her correspondence, her published and unpublished writings, and the material she used in writing a history of her father-in-law, Alexander Jay Anderson. Materials concerning other Anderson family members are also included in the series. Interestingly, L.F. Anderson's membership to the Nantucket Historical Society is included. Speculatively, funding from L.F. Anderson contributed to her research for "A Grandfather for Benjamin Franklin".

Container(s) Description Dates
1: Personal Papers
1911-1959
Box Folder
4 5
Clippings and Obituary
1911-1957
4 6
College notes: Miscellaneous
Undated
4 7
Copyrights and registration for publications
1927-1955
4 8
Correspondence
1920-1959
4 9
Hunter College: Miscellaneous
1914
4 10
Lecture notes
Undated
4 11
Publishers: correspondence clippings and notes
1922-1950
4 12
Societies and Clubs
1913-1927
2: Writings and Publications
This series contains published and unpublished materials written by Florence Bennett Anderson. Several manuscripts are included.
1909-1969
Box Folder
7 29
"The Amerind's Son"—unpublished manuscript
Undated
4 13
"The Black Sail"—miscellaneous data
Undated
6 26-28
"The Brook of the Willows"—unpublished manuscript
Undated
4 14
"The Caulker's Daughter"—notes
Undated
4 15
"The Character of Clytemnestra in the Agamemnon of Aeschylus" in Transactions of the American Philological Association—manuscript and print copy
1929
7 22-25
"Charles the King"—unpublished manuscript
Undated
4 16
"Chateargay"—manuscript and notes
Circa 1948
4 17
Dickens Papers
1919-1925
4 18
"The Duenos Inscription" in Proceedings of the American Philological Association—manuscript and print copy
1911
4 19
"A Dusty Empire"—manuscript
Undated
4 20
"A Foursome at the Bridge"
Undated
4 21
"The Garland of Defeat"—reviews, correspondence
Circa 1927
4 22
"A Glimpse of Moslem Life"— adapted from Pierre Lotis "Oisenchatted"—manuscript
Undated
4 23
"The Good Librarian: In memorandum of Ellen Garfield Smith"
1939
4 24
"A Grandfather for Benjamin Franklin"—clippings, reviews
1940-1949
4 25
"A Grandfather for Benjamin Franklin"—correspondence
1940-1953
4 26-27
"A Grandfather for Benjamin Franklin"—notes
Circa 1940
4 28
"A Grandfather for Benjamin Franklin"—Nantucket Information
Circa 1940
4 29
"A Grandfather for Benjamin Franklin"—Notes on Religious Studies in Nantucket
Circa 1940
4 30
"A Grandfather for Benjamin Franklin"—photographs
Circa 1940
9 1-4
"The Greek Tradition in Early Christian Philosophy"—manuscript prepared for Whitman Philosophical Society
1942
4 31
Homeric Poetry—notes
Undated
5 1
"Humanities Versus the Utilities" in "Education"
1924
5 2
Iliad and Odyssey: Homeric Hymns: Epic Fragments
Undated
5 3
"The Insanity of the Hero---an Intrinsic Detail of the Orestes Vendetta"— in Transactions of the American Philological Association
1927
5 4
"Is Saul Also Among the Prophets?" in The Living Church
1930
5 5
"A Knight of the Broad Brim" in The Stratford Journal
1919
5 6
"A Laboratory Experiment in Poetry" in Poet Lore
1922
5 7
Linguistic Analysis of Greek Words
Undated
5 8
"The Metrical Arrangement of the Kommόs in the Agamemnon of Aeschylus"—in The American Journal of Philology
1924
5 9
"Michal"—notes for use in continuing drama
Undated
5 10
Miscellaneous Notes
Undated
9 9-13
Nantucket—unpublished manuscript
Undated
5 11
"A note on the Timaeus of Plato" in Classical Weekly
1947
5 12
"O Salutaris Hostia"—poem by Florence B. Anderson, adapted to music
1937-1938
5 13
"Orestes—Trilogy of Aesculus"—notes
Undated
5 14
"Orient for Neighbors"—manuscript
1937
7 31-33
Palace of Menos at Knossos—notes
Undated
5 15
Poetry
Undated
5 16
"Portrait of a Celestial" in The American Review
1934
5 17
"Primitive Wooden Statues which Pausanians Saw in Greece"
Undated
5 18
"Rebel's Daughter"—announcements
Circa 1957
5 19
"Religious Cults Associated with the Amazons"—notes
Circa 1912
5 20
"Religious Cults Associated with the Amazons"—notes from earlier study
Circa 1912
7 30
The Amazons in Greek Legend
1912
5 21-22
"Religious Cults Associated with the Amazons"—reviews
1912-1913
5 23
"The Shadow of the Tower"—announcements
Circa 1955
5 24
"The Shadow of the Tower"—illustrations and correspondence
1954-1969
5 25
Short Stories—unpublished
Undated
5 26
"Siete Poesias Sagrados"—print copy
1937
5 27
"Slick Dodge"
Undated
5 28
"The So-Called Mourning Athena"
Circa 1909
5 29
"Statuette in the Princeton Museum"
Undated
5 30
"Study of the Word Xoanon"—notes, manuscript, print copy in American Journal of Archaeology
1917
5 31
"Theseus"—notes linguistic connections between Greek legend and Christian Orthodoxy
Undated
9 5-8
"Theseus"—unpublished manuscript
Undated
5 32
"Through the Hawse-hole"—Seth Pinkham Biography—announcements
1931
5 33
"Through the Hawse-hole"—Seth Pinkham Biography—correspondence
Circa 1932
5 34
"Through the Hawse-hole"—Seth Pinkham Biography—notes
1932-1933
5 35
Travel Diaries
1927-1928
5 36
"Vergiliana"—Review in "Education" and The American Journal of Philology
1932-1934
5 37
"Wauguinguin II"—material for Sequel to "The Brook of the Willows"—notes, draft
Undated
5 38
"Xenophon's Symposium;" performance drama
1913
3: "Leaven for the Frontier" Research Materials
Florence Bennett Anderson collected biographical information about Alexander Jay Anderson and his descendants for her book "Leaven for the Frontier". This sub-series contains research materials, notes, and photographs used in compiling the book, including large amounts of genealogical information about the Anderson family and letters and papers from A.J. Anderson. This sub-series is of particular interest because original organization is maintained. Included are envelopes which were labeled by Florence Bennett Anderson. When possible, the folder names correspond to the envelope labels. Materials that were not found in labeled envelopes are titled with item description.
1880-1990
Box Folder
5 39
A.J. Anderson, 2 letters, commencement program, Knox College
1835-1952
5 40
A.J. Anderson Letters
1883-1895
5 41
Advertisement for "Leaven for the Frontier"
Undated
5 42
Biographical Sketch of A.J. Anderson published in Walla Walla Union-Bulletin
1953
5 43
Biographical Sketch of A.J. Anderson published by Whitman College
Undated
5 44
Clippings
1880-1950
13
Die of photograph, Alexander Jay Anderson
1895
Folder
5 45
Genealogical Data compiled by Oliver Phelps Anderson
Undated
5 46
Genealogy charts by Oliver Phelps Anderson
Undated
5 47
Graduation Essay by Helen Hood Anderson (McCandless)
1894
5 48
"A Great University" in Washington Alumnus
1950-1951
5 49
Illustration, front matter, list of corrections, paper proof
Undated
5 50
Illustrations—Material for possible further illustrations
Undated
5 51
Illustrations—Material used in illustration of book
1953
5 52
Knox College Founder's Day
1894
5 53
L.F. Anderson Letters, Reminisces
1898-1934
5 54
Letters Relating to the Publication
1953
6 1-2
Material Used
1930-1941
6 3
Miscellany
Undated
6 4
Notes for Biography of A.J. Anderson
Undated
6 5
Notes: Research for "Leaven for the Frontier"
Undated
6 6
"Our Western Colleges"
1888
6 7
Photograph—George Page Anderson and Daughter, Eugenia Anderson Spicer.
1920
6 8
Photographs and Films
1953
6 9
Photos and Letters—Miscellaneous
Undated
6 10
Photos from Charles, perhaps Charles Mckay Anderson
1880-1885
6 11
Photos from which copies were made
1883
6 12
Photos of Walla Walla and Campus by Oliver Phelps Anderson
Circa 1945
6 13
Photos—Old Anderson Photos from Charles McKay Anderson
Circa 1941
6 14
Photos—three special finish of L.F. Anderson; Whitman Portrait, A.J. Anderson
Undated
6 15
Photos—Whitman Faculty
1889-1990
6 16
"Rough Sketch of Father's Life" by L.F. Anderson
Undated
6 17
Special Data (Letters and Notes)
1877-1903
6 18
Special Data (Memorial Service)
1903
6 19
"Walla Walla Up-to-Date"
1900
6 20
Walla Walla, Portland, Seattle, Used Data, rough "calendar"
Undated
6 21
"Whitman Free of all Forms of Debt" in Whitman Alumnus
1952

5:  Anderson Family, 1886-1980,   (bulk 1893-1949) Return to Top

This series contains letters, clippings, and genealogical information from the Anderson family.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
6 22
Charles McKay Anderson
1893-1949
6 23
George Page Anderson
1886-1899
6 24
Oliver Phelps Anderson
1893-1914
6 25
Pauline Lora Anderson
1898-1910
6 26
Genealogical research materials on A.J. Anderson by L.F. Anderson
Undated
6 27
Genealogy
1935-1980

6:  Anderson Mansion, 1890-1957Return to Top

This series contains documents and records concerning the building and maintenance of the Anderson Mansion, which was sold to Whitman College in 1956 and became the Baker Faculty Center in 1977.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
6 28
Architecture/Construction Contract and Correspondence
1902-1904
object
11 6
Architectural Drawing of Entrance Gate
1909
Folder
6 29
General Specifications for the Contractor
Undated
7 19
Guest Register
1904-1957
6 30
House Building Account
1891-1892
6 31
Household Expense Ledger
1890-1982
6 32
Household Expense Ledger and Addresses
1900-1950
6 33
Land Realty Agreement
1910-1913
6 34
Miscellaneous
1909; undated

7:  Miscellaneous, 1895-1975,   (bulk 1895-1910) Return to Top

This series contains correspondence, articles, and ephemera collected by the Anderson family.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
6 36
Letter from George Elderkin
1909
6 35
Photographs of images housed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Cloisters
Undated
6 37
Miscellaneous notes on art and ephemera from travels to the Vatican and Florence
Undated
6 38
"The Advance"—articles about Whitman
1895
6 39
"The Heart of the Red Firs"—clipping
1908
6 40
Typescript of reminiscence of Anderson Family by Edith Pope Patton
1975
6 41
Whitman Conservatory announcements
1896

8:  Photographs, 1880-1955Return to Top

This series contains photographs from the Anderson Estate. Photos are of the Anderson family, friends, and the Anderson house and gardens. Photographs from L.F. Anderson's travels may be found in Series 9.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
6 42
A.J. Anderson, Jr.
Undated
6 43
A.J. Anderson
Undated
13
A.J. Anderson portrait
Undated
Folder
6 44
A.J. Anderson, Seattle and University of Washington
Circa 1880
6 45
Anderson Estate
Circa 1909-1915
6 46
Anderson Family Group Photographs
Undated
6 47
Anderson Family Miscellaneous
Undated
6 48
Baker and Anderson Families Camping at Wallowa Lake
1912; undated
6 49
Baker Family
Undated
6 50
Bennett Family
Undated
6 51
Camp Photographs
1889-1894
6 52
Dorothy Louise Anderson
1893-1895
6 53
Family Friends—children
Undated
6 54-55
Family Friends—Miscellaneous
Undated
6 56
Betty Rae Anderson
Undated
7 1
Florence Bennett Anderson
1934; undated
13
Florence Bennett Anderson on Bicycle
Undated
Folder
7 2
George Page Anderson
Undated
9 14-31
From the L.F. Anderson Estate
1969
10 1
Empty photograph album with captions
Glass-plate negatives
1883-1918
7 3
Groups and Societies
1889-1890
7 4
Helen Hood Anderson McCandless
1888-1919
7 5
Louis Francis and Florence Bennett Anderson
1918
7 6-8
Louis Francis Anderson
1874-circa 1940
7 9
Louisa Phelps Anderson
Circa 1885
7 10-11
Mabel Baker Anderson
1892
13
Mabel Baker Anderson and Anna Baker Elliot portraits
Undated
Folder
7 12
Miscellaneous
Undated
13
Miscellaneous Large Photographs
Undated
14
Miscellaneous Small Photographs
Undated
Folder
7 13
Nantucket
1952-1955
7 14
Oliver Phelps Anderson
1880-1920
7 15
Pauline Anderson
1886-1895
7 16-17
Whitman College
1886-1895
7 18
Walla Walla by Oliver Phelps Anderson
Undated
7 19
Luetta Anderson
[1931], 1934, 1937
7 20
Betty Rae Anderson
1950
7 21
Hazel and Jack Anderson
Undated
9 32
Louis Francis Anderson photograph album

9:  Photo Albums, 1887, undatedReturn to Top

This series contains photographic albums from the Anderson Estate. Most albums belonged to L.F. Anderson, but several are unmarked. Albums contain photographs of family, friends, travels, and landscapes.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
13
Album with family photographs
Undated
14
Album with family photographs belonging to L.F. Anderson
Undated
14
Album with family photographs belonging to L.F. Anderson
Undated
14
Album with landscape scenes
Undated
14
"Among the Islands", landscape and people, belonging to L.F. Anderson
1887
10
Blank album with names, in Florence B. Anderson's handwriting
Undated
14
"Memories" photographs from Wallawa
Undated
14
Photo albums (3) of travels (mostly Europe and Greece)
Undated
13
"Photographs" (2)
Undated
13
L.F. Anderson Miscellaneous photographs album
13
Mt. Rainier photographs

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Greek philology
  • Pioneers--Washington (State)
  • Personal Names :
  • Anderson, Alexander Jay, 1832-1903
  • Anderson, Alexander Jay, 1832-1903
  • Anderson, Florence Bennett, 1883-1968
  • Anderson, Florence Bennett, 1883-1968
  • Anderson, Louis Francis
  • Anderson, Louis Francis
  • Anderson, Mabel Ida Baker
  • Corporate Names :
  • Philological Association (Walla Walla, Wash.)
  • Whitman College. Board of Trustees
  • Geographical Names :
  • Walla Walla (Wash.)--Social life and customs