Baillargeon family papers, 1889-1983  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Baillargeon (Family : Baillargeon, J. A. (Joseph Arthur), 1856-1936)
Title
Baillargeon family papers
Dates
1889-1983 (inclusive)
Quantity
6.51 cubic feet (7 boxes)
Collection Number
5208
Summary
Records relating to the family and businesses of an early Seattle family
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

Open to all users.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Seattle businessman Joseph Arthur Baillargeon (1856-1936) was born in Canada and immigrated to the United States in 1867 at the age of 11, entering at Port Huron, Michigan. He lived in Seattle from 1883 until his death in 1936, becoming a naturalized citizen in 1884. He owned a dry-goods business, married Abby Collins, daughter of Seattle’s first mayor, and had five children.

His son Cebert Baillargeon (1888-1964) was born Joseph Cebert and served as a Navy Lieutenant based in London during World War I, and has a delegate to the Paris Peace Conference of 1919 as an aide to Col. Edward M. House, the personal representative of President Woodrow Wilson. He married Katherine Agen (1901-1991) in 1923; they had five children. Cebert began his own investment-banking business in Seattle with Kenelm Winslow. In 1929, the partners acquired the Seattle Trust company, which later became the Seattle Trust and Savings Bank. He served as president of the Seattle Chamber of Commerce, the China Club, the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, and the Board of Trustees of the Lakeside School. He also served as a board member of the World Affairs Council and as a director of King Broadcasting Company.

Sources: http://pcad.lib.washington.edu/building/16670/; http://community.seattletimes.nwsource.com/archive/?date=19910619&slug=1289929; https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/36227567/joseph-cebert-baillargeon

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Documents relating to the family and businesses of the Baillargeon family in Seattle. Materials include correspondence regarding Olympia Bank; correspondence and related items concerning the visit of Queen Elizabeth II to State of Washington; buisness records from J. A. Baillargeon & Co., a dry-goods company, Fifth-Pike Company, and Cascade Improvement Company.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Status of creator's copyrights is unknown; restrictions may exist on copying, quotation, or publication. Users are responsible for researching copyright status before use.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Accession No. 5208-001: Baillargeon family papers, 1983Return to Top

.21 cubic feet (1 box)

Scope and Content: Correspondence regarding Olympia Bank; correspondence and related items concerning the visit of Queen Elizabeth II to the state of Washington (1983)

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users

Acquisition Info: Bibliographic Source: Bill Baillargeon, 11/27/2000

Accession No. 5208-002: J. A. Baillargeon and Co. records, 1889-1981Return to Top

6.3 cubic feet (6 boxes)

Scope and Content: Payroll and cash ledgers, cancelled checks, bank statements, correspondence, financial and legal documents, taxes, minutes, operating statements, articles of incorporation, and other materials from companies run by the Baillargeon family in Seattle. These include the J. A. Baillargeon & Co. dry goods company, Fifth-Pike Co., and the Cascade Improvement Company.

Restrictions on Access: No restrictions on access.

Restrictions on Use: Status of creator's copyrights is unknown; restrictions may exist on copying, quotation, or publication. Users are responsible for researching copyright status before use.

Acquisition Info: Dropped off by Bill Baillargeon, 2019

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Accession
1 5208-002
J. A. Baillargeon & Co. Files, Fifth-Pike Co., and Cascade Improvement Company
Scope and Content: Financial and business records, including meeting minutes, real estate taxes, three accounting ledgers, legal documents, and leases.
1907-1942
2 5208-002
J. A. Baillargeon & Co. Files
Scope and Content: Operating statements, rental statements, financial documents, annual report, ledger, payments to stockholders and other correspondence, employee tax returns, and correspondence
1911-1981
3 5208-002
J. A. Baillargeon & Co. Files
Scope and Content: Canceled checks and payroll ledgers, correspondence, payment slips for Saunders & Lawton, architects, financial documents, credit memorandum slips, five ledgers, inventories, and legal documents
1890-1981
4 5208-002
J. A. Baillargeon & Co. and Cascade Improvement Files
Scope and Content: Canceled checks and bank statements
1910-1958
5 5208-002
J. A. Baillargeon & Co. Files
Scope and Content: Four ledgers, including cash and J. A. Baillargeon's personal ledger. Financial documents, correspondence, documents related to capital improvements, and expense vouchers
1889-1972
6 5208-002
J. A. Baillargeon & Co. and Cascade Improvement Ledgers and Scrapbook
Scope and Content: Cascade Improvement Company scrapbook (1933-1942): articles of incorporation, share certificates, minutes, oath of trustees, and other documents from the life of the company. J. A. Baillargeon & Co. cash ledger (1943-1945). Two check ledgers (1897-1907).
1897-1945

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Businesspeople--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Personal Names :
  • Baillargeon, J. A. (Joesph Arthur), 1856-1936--Family
  • Baillargeon, J. A. (Joseph Arthur), 1856-1936
  • Elizabeth II, Queen of Great Britain, 1926---Travel
  • Corporate Names :
  • Cascade Improvement Company--Records and correspondence
  • Fifth-Pike Company--Records and correspondence
  • J.A. Baillargeon and Company--Records and correspondence
  • Family Names :
  • Baillargeon family--Archives