Margaret Patterson and the Rev. J.W. Patterson papers, 1858-1937  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Patterson, MargaretPatterson, J.W.
Title
Margaret Patterson and the Rev. J.W. Patterson papers
Dates
1858-1937 (inclusive)
Quantity
.5 linear feet
Collection Number
XOE_CPNWS0069patterson (collection)
Summary
This collection includes the papers of Margaret Patterson and the Rev. J.W. Patterson, Methodist missionaries who came to Washington State in 1889 to continue their work in Nooksack.
Repository
Western Washington University, Center for Pacific Northwest Studies
Goltz-Murray Archives Building
808 25th St.
Bellingham, WA
98225
Telephone: 360-650-7534
cpnws@wwu.edu
Access Restrictions

The collection is open to the public.

Languages
English.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Margaret Ann Patterson (Dyer) was born 14 August 1858 in the township of Darlington in Ontario, Canada. She immigrated to the United States in 1880. John W. Patterson was born in June 1855 in Michigan. The two were married in 1884 in British Columbia, where they subsequently worked as missionaries for the Methodist Church in Spillumachine. The Pattersons came to Washington State in 1889 to continue their missionary work in Nooksack. They also lived in Eastsound on Orcas Island, Washington where the Rev. Patterson may have served as the minister for a few years. They then moved to Seattle, Washington. Over the course of their marriage they had three children, none of whom survived. Margaret Patterson died in 1937.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Margaret Patterson and Rev. J.W. Patterson papers contain correspondence, one sermon, some poetry, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, tax receipts, certificates, and photographs. The bulk of the collection comprises correspondence with Margaret Patterson’s family and friends concerning family matters and some ministerial problems. The collection also contains photographs that are mostly unidentified and undated.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

Margaret Patterson and the Rev. J.W. Patterson papers, Center for Pacific Northwest Studies, Heritage Resources, Western Washington University, Bellingham WA 98225-9123.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

Series I:  Correspondence, 1884-1935,  undatedReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
Correspondence
1884-1900
1/2
Correspondence
1901-1910
1/3
Correspondence
1911-1918
1/4
Correspondence
1933-1935
1/5
Correspondence
undated

Series II:  Writings and Art, undatedReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/6
Writings and art
undated

Series III:  Clippings and Publications,  1908,  undatedReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/7
Clippings and Publications
1908; undated

Series IV:  Receipts,  1897-1908Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/8
Receipts
1897-1908

Series V:  Certificates,  1858,  1917Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/9
Certificates
1858; 1917

Series VI:  Photographs, 1912-1937, undated Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/10
Photographs
1912-1937; undated
1/11
Scrapbook collection,
1926-1929
1/12
Tintypes
undated
1/13
Portraits
undated

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Frontier and pioneer life -- British Columbia -- History -- Sources.
  • Frontier and pioneer life -- Washington (State) -- Eastsound -- History -- Sources.
  • Frontier and pioneer life -- Washington (State) -- Nooksack -- History -- Sources.
  • Methodist Church -- Clergy -- History -- Sources.
  • Methodists -- British Columbia -- History -- Sources.
  • Methodists -- Washington (State) -- History -- Sources.
  • Missionaries -- British Columbia -- History -- Sources.
  • Missionaries -- Washington (State) -- History -- Sources.
  • Women missionaries -- British Columbia -- History -- Sources.
  • Women missionaries -- Washington (State) -- History -- Sources.
  • Personal Names :
  • Patterson, J. W. -- (John W.), -- 1855- (creator)
  • Patterson, Margaret A., -- 1858-1937 -- Correspondence. (creator)
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Patterson, J. W. -- (John W.), -- 1855- (creator)