Schwabacher Bros. & Company records, 1866-1980  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Schwabacher Bros. & Company (Seattle, Wash.)
Schwabacher Bros. & Company records
1866-1980 (inclusive)
1879-1951 (bulk)
6 boxes and 1 oversize folder
Collection Number
1403 (Accession No. 1403-006)
Business records of a pioneer Seattle merchandising business
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
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Historical NoteReturn to Top

Schwabacher Brothers & Company was founded in 1869. It sold groceries, clothing, hardware and building materials, and was the outfitter for many prospectors during the Alaska gold rush. Schwabacher Hardware Company was incorporated as a separate business in 1888. Gatzert-Schwabacher Land Company owned property in Seattle (primarily), Anacortes, and Pierce, and in Skagit and Jefferson Counties.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Correspondence, deeds, abstracts of title, proxies, stock and land certificates, financial records, legal documents, bills of sale, advertisements, agreements, minutes, clippings and ephemera.

Bulk relates to the family's land investment companies, Gatzert-Schwabacher Land Company and Schwabacher Realty Company. The remaining relates to the Seattle general merchandise business and family.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Literary rights of representatives of the records-creating organization transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Corporate Names :
  • Schwabacher Bros. & Company (Seattle, Wash.)--Archives
  • Schwabacher Hardware Co. (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Aronson, Sigismund (creator)
    • Eckstein, Nathan, 1873-1945 (creator)
    • Gatzert, Bailey, 1829-1893 (creator)
    • Preston, Howard Hall (creator)
    • Schwabacher family (creator)
    • Schwabacher, Morton L. (Morton Leo) (creator)
    • Corporate Names :
    • Gatzert-Schwabacher Land Company (creator)
    • Schwabacher Realty Company (Seattle, Wash.) (creator)
    • Washington State Jewish Archives (University of Washington)

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)
  • Other Creators :
    • Corporate Names :
    • Washington State Jewish Archives (University of Washington)