Erastus Brainerd papers, circa 1880-1919  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Brainerd, Erastus, 1855-1922
Title
Erastus Brainerd papers
Dates
circa 1880-1919 (inclusive)
Quantity
2.16 cubic feet (6 boxes)
Collection Number
4624 (Accession No. 4624-001)
Summary
Journalist, editor, politician and civic leader
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

Erastus Brainerd, journalist, editor, politician, and civic leader, acted as lobbyist for the Seattle Chamber of Commerce during and after the Klondike gold rush and as editor of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer from 1904 to 1911. Brainerd was born in Middletown, Connecticut, on February 25, 1855. In 1870 he graduated from the Phillips Exeter Academy and entered Harvard, from which he received his A.B. in 1874. From October 1874 to April 1878, he worked for Boston publisher James R. Osgood and Company. Brainerd traveled to Europe in 1878; the next year he returned to America and began his newspaper career.

Before moving to Seattle, Brainerd served on the editorial staffs of the New York World, the Philadelphia Press, and the Atlanta Constitution, where he was working when he married Mary Bella Beale of Richmond, Virginia, on May 30, 1882. (The Brainerds had three daughters: the first, Mary Beale, died in infancy; the second was also named Mary Beale; and the third, Elizabeth.) Brainerd also served as editor in chief of the Atlanta Star, as well as editor and co-owner of the Philadelphia Daily News. After he and his family moved to Seattle in 1890, Brainerd edited the Seattle Press, which bought out another evening newspaper, the Times, in 1891 to become the Seattle Press Times under Brainerd’s editorship. Brainerd left his post at the Press Times in 1893 to become a member of the Board of State Land Commissioners, a position he held until the Fusionists came to power in 1897.

Shortly after Brainerd’s term as land commissioner ended, news of gold in the Klondike reached Seattle. Brainerd was appointed secretary of the Seattle Chamber of Commerce’s newly formed Bureau of Information. As secretary he carried out an international advertising campaign, promoting Seattle as the gateway to Alaska. He sometimes acted as lobbyist in Washington D.C. for the Chamber and other Seattle businesses from 1897 to 1903. One of his successful lobbying campaigns was convincing Congress to assign Seattle a government assay office. During the same period, Brainerd also spent some time traveling in Alaska, where he worked as a mining consultant, having received investment capital from Philadelphia streetcar magnates, Elkins and Hivener, and from his cousin, Frank Brainerd. In December of 1901, Erastus Brainerd was sent to Washington, D.C. to represent Seattle throughout the Congressional session. During the session, he played a key role in getting a federal appropriation for the construction of the Lake Washington Canal.

Brainerd was active in Republican party politics. While he was essentially a Taft Republican, a Taft Republican was frequently a McKinley Republican somewhat chastened by the municipal reformers, populist agitators, the muckrakers' ex¬posures of the corrupt associations of business and politics, and the Rooseveltian disruption of standpatism within the Party. He believed the political influence of the railroad interests in the state was unfortunate. Brainerd served as a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1904 and represented Washington at other conferences, including the Conference of Governors in 1908 and the National Convention of the American Academy of Political and Social Science in 1912.

As editor of the Post-Intelligencer, Brainerd infused the newspaper with a "reform vigor" which revoked the newspaper's past. "Reform" was conservative, not radical; Brainerd believed in a stewardship doctrine of politics, and with many of his contemporaries, believed that stewardship was justifiable only if politics was purged of vicious and corrupt elements. When corruption became evident in the Seattle police department under Police Chief C. W. Wappenstein and Mayor Hiram Gill, a committee of church people was formed who, led by the Rev. Mark A. Matthews of the First Presbyterian Church, urged Brainerd to oppose Mayor Gill. Brainerd acceded to the demands and using P-I editorials, led one of the nation's first recall campaigns. Gill, who was elected in 1910, was removed from office in 1911. (He was, however, reelected in 1914 and 1916.) Wappenstein was fired and indicted for accepting bribes. In addition, Brainerd has been credited with initiating impeachment proceedings against Judge Cornelius H. Hanford. Impeachment hearings were held in 1912 and Hanford resigned. (In addition to speaking out against public figures, Brainerd also later campaigned against prohibition for the Anti-Prohibition Association on the grounds that such legisla¬tion would encourage "secret vice and law breaking.")

Brainerd fully exploited the potential afforded by his associations with local men of prestige, position, and power. Many such people accredited the Direct Primary Law to Brainerd. Frank Fitts, Brainerd’s secretary at the P-I, witnessed Brainerd's summoning of Samuel Cosgrove, a Seattle lawyer, out of a sickbed, to be coerced by Brainerd into becoming the Republican candidate for Governor. In addition to choosing candidates, Brainerd kept himself well-informed concerning the activities of men already in office; for example, he was able to keep close tabs on Governor Mead through Ashmun N. Brown, private secretary to Mead and former employee of the P-I.

Brainerd also worked closely with men who were intimately involved in the advancement of the state's farm economy. He cooperated with William H. Paulhamus when Paulhamus was speaker of the Senate during Governor Mead's administration. Brainerd also cooperated with Wilbur W. Robertson, publisher of the Yakima Republic, on behalf of eastern Washington farmers, particularly those in the Wenatchee and Yakima valleys.

In 1911 W. W. Chapin, general manager of the Post lntelligencer, brought in Scott Bone to replace Brainerd, who, long discontented with the management, had offered his resignation in 1910 but did not actually leave the paper until Bone was hired. In 1913, Chapin was managing a San Francisco newspaper, the Call, and despite their previous differences, hired Brainerd as editor. He edited the Call for six months, but the newspaper was suffering financial problems and was sold. Brainerd returned to his home at Richmond Beach, a short distance from Seattle.

Brainerd served as president of the Board of Seattle Park Commissioners from 1914 1916, and during World War I, he became Assistant Federal Food Administrator for Western Washington (1917). In 1919 he served as Northwest consul for Paraguay, having previously represented Paraguay in Philadelphia during President Cleveland’s administration. He died at the Western State Hospital in Steilacoom, WA, on December 25, 1922.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Incoming letters concerning his editorship of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 1904-1911; his involvement in Republican politics; and his role in securing Klondike gold rush trade for Seattle; some legal documents and memorabilia.

The papers are composed mainly of letters to Brainerd which span his career from ca. 1880 to 1919. About one third of the incoming letters are concentrated in the period for 1904 to 1911 when he was editor of the Post-Intelligencer. There are also letters relating to matters in which Brainerd was concerned but to which he was not directly a party; e.g., copies of letters recommending Brainerd for various positions, and letters enclosed with those expressly addressed to him. Letters from Brainerd to other parties are also in the collection. Two of the three documents included are petitions to President McKinley on behalf of Brainerd's unsuccessful candidacy for the position of Alaskan consulate. The third document is Brainerd's argument before the Washington Board of State Land Commissioners in Sanderson vs. Winsor concerning the purchase of Ballard tidelands. The papers also contain memorabilia and a few photocopies of Post-Intelligencer articles.

Included in the papers covering Brainerd’s term on the Board of State Land Commissioners is material on the development of the Seattle harbor and the private speculation corporation headed by Eugene Semple. Also included is material on Brainerd’s trips to Alaska and his work in Washington D.C. for the Seattle Chamber of Commerce and other Seattle businesses. In the papers concerning his lobbying efforts in Washington D.C. are materials on his work to obtain support for the Lake Washington ship canal, a naval basin, the Lawton infantry post, and development of Alaska. The material covering Brainerd’s Post-Intelligencer editorship includes discussions of municipal, state and national politics. Topics discussed include the Mead-Turner senatorial campaign of 1904; the antagonism between the Seattle Times and the Post-Intelligencer (which was chiefly antagonism between Brainerd and Times editor, Colonel Alden J. Blethen); the “municipal-ownership” election in Seattle in 1906; reports of interviews and analyses of Roosevelt, Taft, and Washington congressmen, the 1908 senatorial campaign, the Ballinger-Pinchot dispute and general conservation policies; the Wilson-Burke-Poindexter senatorial campaign of 1910; and the recall of Mayor Gill in 1911.

Letters from Brainerd’s most prolific correspondents, Ashmun N. Brown and Walter Eli Clark, seem to touch on a large proportion of people and events that are most significant in the Brainerd papers. Brown had become private secretary to Governor Mead in 1905 with the help of Brainerd’s influence. In 1909, at the time of the Ballinger Pinchot controversy, Brown was sent to Washington, D.C. as the P-I’s special correspondent. Walter Eli Clark, prior to his appointment as Governor of the Territory of Alaska in 1909, worked as the P l’s Washington D.C. correspondent from 1902 to 1909, although he was primarily associated with the New York Sun and the New York Commercial.

Major correspondents include Richard Achilles Ballinger, Ashmun N. Brown, William Turnbull Burwell, Stephen James Chadwick, William Wallace Chapin, Walter Eli Clark, J. G. Crowley, Thomas B. Donaldson, Thomas H. Downing, Marion E. Hay, William E. Humphrey, Wesley L. Jones, John H. McGraw, Mark Allison Matthews, Albert E. Mead, William H. Paulhamus, Samuel H. Piles, Robert P. Porter, Wilbur Wade Robertson, Eugene Semple, William M. Sheffield, George Turner, John Lockwood Wilson, Charles E. Woodruff, and the Seattle Chamber of Commerce.

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Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

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Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1 American Academy of Political and Social Science
11 letters
1911-1918
1/2 American Civic Association
6 letters
1906-1913
1/3 Andrews, E. W.
2 letters
1903, 1912
1/4 Ankeny, Levi
1 letter
1908
1/5 Atkinson, John D.
5 letters
1904-1908
1/6 Miscellaneous A
Letters. Abbott, Anabel; Adams, Charles E.; Alaska Road Committee; Alexander, D. S.; Alexander Hamilton Institute; Allen, Arn S.; Allen, M. C.; Allen, P. L.; American Federation of Labor; American Association for the Advancement of Science; American Illustrated Magazine; American Highway Association; American Institute of Architects; Ames, E. G.; Ames Shipbuilding and Drydock Co., Seattle; Anderson, Karl M.; Anderson, Mary F.; Arnold, M. A.; Associated Press; Association for the Prevention and Relief of Tuberculosis; Association for the Relief of Dependent Catholic Children; A. B.
1902-1918
1/7 Balliet, Andrew J.
7 letters
1905, 1914
1/8 Ballinger, Richard Achilles
22 letters
1904-1910
1/9 Barrett, John E.
6 letters
1887-1908
1/10 Battle, Alfred
2 letters
1908
1/11 Blaine, E. L.
4 letters
1910-1911
1/12 Brainerd, Frank
10 letters
1898-1911
1/13 Brainerd, Frank
5 letters
1916-1917
1/14 Bratlie, Hans J.
8 letters
1905, 1908-1915
1/15 Bringhurst, Harry W.
7 letters
1910-1911
1/16 Brockhagen, Carl H.
12 letters
ca.1911-1916
1/17 Brown, Ashmun N.
27 letters
1904-1905
1/18 Brown, Ashmun N.
16 letters
1906-1909
1/19 Brown, Ashmun N.
15 letters
1910
1/20 Brown, Ashmun N.
23 letters
1910
1/21 Brown, Ashmun N.
12 letters
1911
1/22 Brown, Ashmun N.
13 letters
1912
1/23 Brown, Ashmun N.
17 letters
1913
1/24 Brown, Ashmun N.
15 letters
1915-1918
1/25 Burwell, William Turnbull
20 letters
1905-1908
1/26 Miscellaneous Ba
Backus, M. F.; Bailey, Charles L.; Bailey, E. H.; Bailey, Edward; Baker, B.W.; Baker, F. W.; Balan, A. R.; Ballaine, John E.; Ballinger, Julia A.; Bannick, Claude G.; Bardsley, John; Barker, Wharton; Barnard, Charles; Barnes, William; Barrett, Harry Hudson; Barry, Richard; Bartlett, George T.; Bartow, Allen A.; Batwell, E. A.; Bausman, Frederick; Bayne, Thomas M.
1887-1918
1/27 Miscellaneous Be
Beaton, R. C.; Beck, B. C.; Beebe, Albert H.; Beede, J. F.; Belgian Order of St. John of Jerusalem; Bell, Edwin; Bell, Landon C.; Bennett, Ira E.; Benson, Henry K.; Berg, G. L.
1901-1918
1/28 Miscellaneous Bl-Bo
Blaine, E. F.; Blethen, C. B.; Blethen, Joseph; Bloedel, J. H.; Blue, Wilson; Bobbett, F. W.; Bohlke, H. C.; Bone, Scott C.; Boston Herald; Bothwell, William J.; Bourns, F. S.; Bower, Ward T.; Bowes, R. F.; Boyd, W. A.; Boyle, Neal
1891-1917
1/29 Miscellaneous Br
Bradford, James; Bragg, Edward S.; Brainerd, Chauncey C.; Brainerd, E. LeRoy; Brainerd, Ezra; Brainerd, George; Brainerd, Ida; Brainerd, J. B.; Brainerd, Lillian; Brainerd, Mary B.; Brennan, George J.; Brewer, W. A.; Broderick, Henry; Bronson, Ira; Brooks, Alfred H.; Brown, Beriah; Brown. J. H.; Bryan, R. B.
1904-1917
1/30 Miscellaneous Bu-By
Bubb, B.C.; Buchanan, Charles M.; Buckley, Louis W.; Bugge, H. J.; Bullock, J. W.; Bureau of Municipal Research, New York; Butler, Ellis; Bunnell, M. Dick; Burkhart, D. I.; Burnett, C. H.; Burton, T. E.; Bush, Daniel; Business Chronicle; Butler, Nicholas Murray; Byrne, L. R.
1890-1917
2/1 Chadwick, Stephen James
39 letters
1896-1918
2/2 Chapin, Herman
7 letters
1905-1912
2/3 Chapin, William Wallace
36 letters
1909-1914
2/4 Chittenden, Hiram Martin
14 letters
1906-1910
2/5 Clark, Walter Eli
24 letters
1902-1904
2/6 Clark, Walter Eli
15 letters
1905
2/7 Clark, Walter Eli
18 letters
1906
2/8 Clark, Walter Eli
14 letters
1907
2/9 Clark, Walter Eli
30 letters
1908-1916
2/10 Clise, James William
10 letters
1902-1911
2/11 Connolly, Christopher Powell
12 letters
1908-1914
2/12 Cosgrove, Samuel G.
2 letters
1904
2/13 Cotterill, George F.
4 letters
1905, 1907, 1910
2/14 Cowen, Edward D.
13 letters
1903-1914
2/15 Cowles, W.H.
2 letters
1908, 1912
2/16 Crowley, J.G.
25 letters
1902-1916
2/17 Crawford & Conover
3 letters Real Estate, Seattle
1908, 1910
2/18 Cushman, Francis Wellington
12 letters
1902-1908
2/19 Miscellaneous Ca
Cahey, P. W. ; Caldwell, Ethel H.; Calhoun, Annie H.; Calhoun, Scott; Calkins, W. H.; Calvin, Martin V.; Cameron, J. D.; Cameron, Samuel J.; Campbell, James; Campbell, Lindsay; Canse, J. M.; Carkeek, W. J.; Carnation Milk Products Co.; Carr, E. K.; Carrigan, M. J.; Carroll, H. W.; Carson, John M.; Case, Otto.; Casey, Thomas J.
1889-1916
2/20 Miscellaneous Ce-Cl
Central Council of Patriotic Service; Chadwick, H. A.; Chadwick, Emma P.; Chander, Alfred W.; Charities and the Commons; Charity Organization Society of Seattle; Cheasty, Edward c.; Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul; Railway Co.; Chilberg, J. E.; Citizens Committee of Seattle; Clarke, C. H.; Clarke, W. T.; Clausen, C. W.; Clise, Harry R.
1904-1917
2/21 Miscellaneous Co-Cu
Cogswell, Daniel J.; Cohen, A. Lou; Cohoon, Eugene; Collins, C. R.; Collins, W. G.; Colman, L. J.; Comer, Cornelia; Compton, J.; Conover,C.T.; Cooper, Frank B.; Cort, John; Cosgrove, Howard G.; Covington, L. J.; Coxe, R. Cleveland; Cowles, Paul; Crane, Charles E.; Crehan, James; Crichton, J. E.; Croly, Herbert; Crow, Herman D.; Cummings, Amos J.; Curran, Henry H.; Curtis, Asahel
1894-1916
2/22 Dilling, George W.
3 letters
1908, 1911
2/23 Dole, N. H.
5 letters
1897-1912
2/24 Donaldson, Thomas B.
21 letters
1898-1917
2/25 Donovan, J. J.
5 letters
1909-1910
2/26 Donworth, George
7 letters
1910-1919
2/27 Downing, Thomas H.
27 letters
1888-1914
2/28 Dysart, George
1 letter
1908
2/29 Miscellaneous D
Daily News. Philadelphia; Dana, Richard H.; Davies, Joseph E.; Dean, John M.; Dearborn, H. H.; Deems, Clarence; Delaney (?); Delkin, Anton; DeVoe, Emma Smith; DeYoung, M. H.; Dickson, Samuel; Direct Legislation League ofthe State of Washington; Disston, Eamilton; Dodge, Mrs.; Dole, Arthur A.; Doolittle, William H.; Dorr, R. E. A.; Dorry, C. W.; Douglas, J. W.; Dovell. W. T.; Downing, R. F.; Drum, Henry; Duce, Henry C.; Durham, John; Dykeman, King
1887-1918
2/30 Easterday, Joseph Holt
9 letters
1907-1909
2/31 Miscellaneous E
Eades, Joseph F.; Eden, Jonathan C.; Elkins, George W.; Edgers, E. B.; ; Elliott, C. F.; Erickson, Oliver I.; Ewart, William I.; Ewing, H. C.
1905-1919
2/32 Falconer, J. A.
3 letters
1907-1912
2/33 Farrell, John D.
13 letters
1903-1906
2/34 Fechter, O. A.
3 letters
1914, 1918
2/35 Fenn, Charles
12 letters
1911-1916
2/36 Fitts, Frank
10 letters
1910-1914
2/37 Furth, Jacob
6 letters
1902-1906
2/38 Miscellaneous F
Fairbanks, Charles W.; Fairchild, Daniel; Fairchild, H. A.; Fanning, N. O.; Farrell, C. H.; Fee, Elizaueth B.; Fenwick, A. R.; Filter, Edwin H.; Ford, Franklin; Ford, J. C.; Forrest, W. T.; Foster, A. G.; Foster, H. E.; Fowler, C. E.; Fox, R. R.; Frazier, Raymond R.; Frazier, S. R.; Frederick, D. E.; Freeman, Miller; Frink, J. M.; Frost, J. E.; Frye, Charles N.; Fuller, Robert Brainerd; Fuller, S. R.; Funk, T. K.
1888-1918
3/1 Gilbert, James W.
8 letters
1898-1911
3/2 Gill, H.C.
2 letters
1914, 1915
3/3 Gilman, L. C.
4 letters
1908-1918
3/4 Glassford, W. A.
12 letters
1906-1911
3/5 Goldsmith, James S.
14 letters
1898-1911
3/6 Green, Joshua L.
2 letters
1908, 1916
3/7 Greene, Roger S.
3 letters
1901-1910
3/8 Griffiths, Austin E.
9 letters
1902-1911
3/9 Miscellaneous G
Gallagher, Henry; Gano, Laura; Garretson, Hiram F.; Garrett, Garet; Gat, E. Thomas; Gaven, Herbert H.; Georgeson, C. C.; Ghent, J. A.; Gilkeson, B. F.; Gillam, M. M.; Gillespy, Sherwood; Glover, Charles C.; Goldfagle, Harry M.; Gordon, W. J. S.; Gorham, Wm. H.; Goss, Frank P.; Gould, Carl F.; Gould, J. A.; Graham, George S.; Graham, James M.; Graves, Edward O.; Graves, Frank Pierrepont; Graves, Will G.; Great Northern Steamship Co.; Green, Howard; Greene, Charles T.; Grosscup, B. S.; Grovedabe, E. L.; Grubbs, John L.; Gunn, Arthur; Gunn, J. B.
1887-1915
3/10 Hanford, Cornelius
5 letters
n.d.
3/11 Hanson, Ole
10 letters
1908-1918
3/12 Hay, Marion E.
24 letters
1908-1912
3/13 Hayden, John L.
10 letters
1908-1916
3/14 Hoge, James Doster
10 letters
1902-1916
3/15 Hughes, Ellwood Clarke
10 letters
1904-1913
3/16 Humphrey, William E.
54 letters
1904-1915
3/17 Miscellaneous Ha
Haas, A. F.; Hager, George; Haight, James A.; Hale, Julius F.; Halford, W. E.; Hall, F. S.; Hamilton, R. F.; Handy, Egbert G.; Handy, M. P.; Handy, William; Hanford, Frank; Hanna, E. K.; Hanson, Howard; Harper, VincentHarriman, Averill; Harris, W. F.; Harris, William J.; Harrison, W. J.; Hart, Emma C.; Hart, Joseph K.; Hart, Thomas Burdett; Hartman, John P.; Hartranft, W. G.; Hastings, D. H.; Hastings, H. H. A.; Hawkins, Erastus C.; Hayden, Mira E.; Hazeltine, F. A.
1886-1917
3/18 Miscellaneous He-Hu
Heffernan, J. T.; Heins, John; Hemrich, Louis; Henderson, Wm. H.; Hendrick, B. J.; Henry, E. Stevens; Henry, H. C.; Hensel, W. U.; Hercules Powder Co.; Hernan, J. J.; Herrington, Clayton; Hetterington, A. G.; Higgins, Anthony; Higginson, Edward; Hill, R. W.; Hill, Samuel; Hitt, J. M.; Hodge, Robert G.; Holland, E. O; Holman, Alfred; Holmes, C. E.; Hoopes, E. M.; Hopkins, C. B.; Horr, Christopher W.; Howarth, William; Howell, E. W.; Hoyt, John P; Hubbard, Samuel; Huggins, N. W.; Hulbert, W. D.; Humphries, John E.; Hunt, Thomas F.
1888-1916
3/19 Miscellaneous I
2 letters: Irvine, Leigh H; Ives, J. F.
1912-1914
3/20 Jackson, Huntington W.
5 letters
1888
3/21 Jonas, M. G.
7 letters
1914
3/22 Jones, Wesley Livsey
61 letters
1902-1909
3/23 Jones, Wesley Livsey
37 letters
1909-1919
3/24 Jones, Wesley Livsey
11 letters
1903-1914
3/25 Jones, Wesley Livsey
1 letter
n.d.
3/26 Miscellaneous J
Jackling, Frances; James, Edmund J.; Japan. Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Jarvis, D. H.; Jenkins, D. C.; Jenner, Ernest C.; Jennings, Judson T.; Johnson (D. C.) Co.; Johnson, Joseph French; Jones, R. W. W.; Jones, Richard Saxe; Joseph, Thomas; Justice, J. R.
1906-1917
3/27 Kane, Thomas F.
7 letters
1907-1912
3/28 Keys, C. W.
5 letters
1906-1907
3/29 Miscellaneous K
Karner, C.W.; Kegrize, Michael; Kelleher, Daniel; Kelley, Philip F.; Kellogg, F. W.; Kellogg, G.; Kellogg, James Y. C.; Kelly, Guy E.; Kerr, J. E.; Kiefer, James; Kimball, Horace; Kincaid, Trevor; King Chung Lung Co., Seattle; King County, Washington Assessor.; King County, Washington Commercial Waterway District No. 1; King County Humane Society; Kinnear, J. R.; Kline, R. L.; Knights of Columbus; Knights of the Royal Arch, Washington
1905-1917
3/30 Langhorne, Maurice
5 letters
1910
3/31 Lewis James H.
4 letters
1898-1918
3/32 Miscellaneous L
Lachau, Lena; LaFarge, Oliver H. P.; Landes, Henry; Lane, Franklin K.; Latimer, N. H.; Laughlin, John; Lawler, James T.; Lawrence, J. C.; Laymen's Missionary Movement Committee; Lee, Francis, W.; Leahey, Maurice D.; Leghorn, James T.; Lemmon, Samuel L.; Leonard, Alton W.; Leonard, P. C.; Lesh, D. E.; Lewis, B. R.; Lewis, E. G.; Lewis, L. D.; Lindsay, L. Seton; Lippincott, Martha S.; Lister, Ernest; Liver, Edwin; Lloyd, J. P. D.; Longworth, Nicholas; Lord, Albert B.; Lorton, Eugene; Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce; Lowell, J. D.; Lowman, J. D.; Lull, H. T.; Luther, Otto L.; Lyau, S. A. M.; Lyons, James H.
1888-1918
3/33 McFarland, J. Horace
5 letters
1905
3/34 McGraw, John Harte
48 letters
1895-1908
3/35 McMicken, Maurice
10 letters
1902-1913
3/36 Mackintosh, Kenneth
4 letters
1908-1910
3/37 Matthews, Mark Allison
31 letters
1906-1915
4/1 Maxwell, William H.
14 letters
1913-1914
4/2 Mead, Albert Edward
43 letters
1904-1910
4/3 Miller, John F.
5 letters
1908-1919
4/4 Moran, Robert
5 letters
1906-1917
4/5 Moran Bros. Co., Seattle, WN.
16 letters
1901-1906
4/6 Miscellaneous Ma-Mc
McClure, S. S.; McComb, Samuel; McCorry, T. J.; McCumber, P. J.; McCutcheon, I. D.; McDermott, Frank M.; McElroy, James F.; McGeorge, William; McGill, O. H.; McGlinn, Robert E.; McHugh, Patrick; MacKenzie, A. H.; McKenzie, D. A.; McLean, Henry S.; McManus, John E.; McMicken, Alice M.; McMillan, James M.; McMullen, J. S.; Major, W. A.; Macquis (A. N.) and Co.; Martin, C. M.; Mathews, E. J; Maxwell, George H.
1890-1916
4/7 Miscellaneous Me-My
Mead, Mina J.; Meany, Edmund S.; Meigs, Leonard O.; Meikle, James B.; Mercer, David H.; Merrill, R. D.; Michael, Clayton M.; Metcalfe, J. B.Metcalfe, Ralph; Milligan, Edward; Miller, John B.; Millis, John; Mills, William H.; Molera, E. J.; Moore, Harry E.; Moore, J. A.; Moore, Wm. Hickman; Morris, Page; Morrison, C. G.; Morrison, E. H.; Muncie, J. B.; Munday, Charles F.; Munerati, O.; Municipal League of Seattle; Municipal Plans League, Seattle; Munroe, Hall and Hopkins, Washington, D. C.; Munson, C. LaRue; Munter, S.; Murphy, Harry; Murphy, J. T.; Murphy, W. H.; Myrick, J. B.
1887-1916
4/8 Municipal League - National Office
12 letters
1906-1913
4/9 Miscellaneous N
"National American Committee of the Polish Victims Relief Fund; National Association of Cotton Manufacturers; National Board of Fire Underwriters; National Conference of Charities andCorrection; National Economic League; National Editorial Association; National Foreign Trade Council; National Geographic Society; Nelson, Arthur E. L.; Nelson, J. B.; Nettleton, Clark; New England Club; New York (City) Department of Health; New York (City) Mayor's Office; New York American; Newlands, George; News Publishing Co. Philadelphia; Nichols, Ralph S.; Normagle, J. E.; Northern Pacific Railroad Co.; Northwest Development League; Nottingham, William; Nyvall, David"
1887-1917
4/10 O'Dea, Bishop Edward John
13 letters
1906-1917
4/11 Miscellaneous O
7 letters: O'Brien, J. E.; O'Connor, J.; O'Neill, Charles
1892-1919
4/12 Paraguay. Consulado General, New York
5 letters
1915-1918
4/13 Parry, Will H.
9 letters
1906-1917
4/14 Paulhamus, W. H.
23 letters
1907-1915
4/14a Payne, Thos.
4 letters
1906-1907, n.d.
4/15 Penhallow, Charles S. (Chas)
9 letters
1915-1919
4/16 Peters, William Allison
5 letters
1893-1916
4/17 Piles, Samuel H.
18 letters
1906-1910
4/18 Piper, Edgar B.
11 letters
1898-1911
4/19 Porter, Robert P.
21 letters
1885-1917
4/20 Miscellaneous P
Pace, J. W.; Pacific Creosoting Co., Seattle; Padelford, Frederick Morgan; Parker, Adella M.; Parker, Ross; Parrish, Thomas A.; Parsons, Benjamin; Parsons, Reginald; Paterson, J. V.; Patterson, R. S.; Payne, Thomas; Perkins, George C.; Perkins, William T.; Perley, A. W.; Peters, Madison C.; Pettit, Silas W.; Pierce, R. W.; Phelps, Byron; Phillips, Osmund; Pigott, Wm.; Plamondon, L. N.; Poindexter, Miles; Polson, Alex; Pontius, Nevin D.; Poweles, J. B.; Preston, George H.; Price, Hickman; Priest, A. R.; Prosser, Wm. Thornton; Public Welfare League, Inc.; Puget Sound Traction, Light Co., Seattle; Purdy, E. M.; Pyle, J. G.
1888-1917
4/21 Red Cross, U.S. American National Red Cross
6 letters
1917
4/22 Reeves, Walter
1 letter
1902
4/23 Republican Party
10 letters
1888-1916
4/24 Robertson, Grace B.
7 letters
1910-1916
4/25 Robertson, Wilbur Wade
29 letters
1908-1918
4/26 Root, Milo A.
6 letters
1906-1908
4/27 Miscellaneous R
Radcliffe College; Rainier Club; Ramsay, Claude C.; Randolph, W. T.; Ray, S. H.; Raymond Commercial Club; Rayner, Iridon; Rea, John A.; Reber, E. S.; Reed, Anna Y.; Reed, C. S.; Reed, Henry; Reed, Mark E.; Reeder, Frank; Rees, S. H.; Reid, Robert T.; Remsberg, C. E.Republican Invincibles of Philadelphia; Revelle, Thomas P.; Ridgely, Charles; Riley, J. E.; Robb, Charles N.; Roberts, John W.; Robertson, Grace B.; Robinson, A.; Robinson, E. B.; Robinson, Joseph; Rockwell, T. D.; Rodey, Bernard S.; Ross, E. W.; Ross, J. D.; Ross, W. A.; Rotan, Samuel P.; Round, William M.; Russell, William
1887-1918
4/28 San Diego Chamber of Commerce
5 letters
1913-1918
4/29 Sawyer, A. P.
10 letters
1905-1910
4/30 Scott, James W.
5 letters
1888-1893
4/31 Seattle. Alaska-Yukon Exposition
8 letters
1907-1909
4/32 Seattle Chamber of Commerce
23 letters
1901-1911
4/33 Seattle Chamber of Commerce and Commercial Club
12 letters
1917-1918
4/34 Seattle Central Council of Social Agencies
5 letters
1914-1915
4/35 Semple, Eugene
19 letters
1892-1902
5/1 Semple & Hale Law Firm, Seattle
1 letter
1894
5/2 Sheffield, William M.
24 letters
1911-1914
5/3 Shippen, Joseph
5 letters
1901-1902
5/4 Sims, Edgar Albert
8 letters
1914-1917
5/5 Smith, Charles Wesley
5 letters
1902-1911
5/6 South Seattle Land Co.
4 letters
1912
5/7 Stedman, Livingston Boyd
3 letters
1902-1914
5/8 Stewart, A. B.
7 letters
1898-1917
5/9 Stine, J. Howard
13 letters
1909-1918
5/10 Strong, Rev. Sydney Dix
7 letters
1910-1915
5/11 Miscellaneous S-Si
San Diego Union; Schlumpf, Joseph; Schoenfeld, Herbert A.; Scribner's (Charles) Sons; Seattle Department of Health and Sanitation; Seattle Board of Park Commissioners; Seattle Library Board; Seattle Public Library; Seattle Commercial Club; Seattle Electric Co.; Seattle Golf and Country Club; Seattle National Bank; Seattle Post Intelligencer; Seattle Power Boat Club; Seattle Press Club; Seattle Real Estate Association; Seattle Symphony Orchestra Society; Seattle-Tacoma Power Co.; Selfridge, Thomas O.; Seymour, Edmund; Shaffrath, Paul; Shapley, Rufus E.; Shayler, E. V.; Sheafe, E. M.; Sheafer, Arthur W.; Shelby, P. P.; Shepard, Charles E.; Shields, B. F.; Shoemaker, Joel; Sharrock, E.; Short, William; Siegfriedt, T. A. A.; Sizer, H. L.
1887-1918
5/12 Miscellaneous Sl-Sw
Sleicher, John A.; Slipper, John H.; Smiley, Albert K.; Smith, A. A.; Smith, C. J.; Smith, Edward Lincoln; Smith, Everett; Smithsonian Institution; Snowden, C. A.; Society for the Suppression of Unnecessary Noise; Sons of the American Revolution; Spreckels, John D.; Stern, A.; Stevenson, George H.; Stitzel, Jacob; Stone, Melville E.; Storey, T. P.; Stoddard, Henry L.; Stratford Company, Boston; Strout, E. A.; Struve, Frederick K.; Stuart, E. H.; Stuart, Edwin S.; Sullivan, P. C.; Sumner, Samuel R.; Sundwall Co. Inc.; Suzzallo, Henry; Sweeney, John P.; Swisher, M. D.
1885-1917
5/13 Thomson, Reginald H.
2 letters
1907-1910
5/14 Titus, Hazen J.
12 letters
1915-1918
5/15 Turner, George W.
16 letters
1891-1904
5/16 Miscellaneous T
Tamplin, E.H.; Taft, William Howard (by secretary); Tam, Eng; Tawney, James A.; Taxpayers' League of Seattle; Taylor, Alonza S.; Taylor, Howard D.; Tchihashi, Yamato; Thayer, Walter R.; Thornburg, Frank J.; Todd, Elmer E.; Tourny, George; Townsend, Lilburn H.; Treat, H. W.; Theosophical Society of America; Thorpe, Merle; Titus, Harry L.; Turnbull, George
1891-1919
5/17 U. S. Federal Trade Commission
5 letters
1915
5/18 U. S. Food Administration
9 letters
1917-1918
5/19 Miscellaneous U
Union League Club, Chicago; Union Savings and Trust Co., Seattle; U.S. Department of Agriculture; U.S. Army 91st Division; U.S. Army Quartermaster; U.S. Civil Service Commission; U.S. Department of Commerce and Labor; U.S. Consular Service Barmen; U.S. Bureau of Fisheries; U.S. Geological Survey; U.S. Department of Justice; U.S. Office of Naval Intelligence; U.S. Bureau of Navigation; U.S. Office of Postmaster General; U.S. Shipping Board; U.S. Superintendent of Documents; U.S. Treasury Department; United Commercial Travelers; University of Washington Alumni Association
1892-1918
5/20 Villard, Oswald Garrison
2 letters
1909
5/21 Miscellaneous V
15 letters: Vaille, Frederick O.; Van Smith, George A.; Vanderveer, George F.; Vassar College; Venezuela Legacion U.S.; Vernon, James M.; Vernon, Mercer; Votes for Women
1896-1918
5/22 Wallace, H.C.
9 letters
1905-1918
5/23 Wickersham, James
6 letters
1905-1908
5/24 Wilson, Edna Sweet
12 letters
n. d., 1909-1913
5/25 Wilson, Henry Lane
10 letters
1904-1914
5/26 Wilson, John Lockwood
19 letters
1895-1911
5/27 Wood, Lovett Mortimer
10 letters
1901-1913
5/28 Woodruff, Charles E.
18 letters
1905-1912
5/29 Woodruff, Clinton Rogers
10 letters
1905-1912
5/30 Miscellaneous W-We
G. W.; Waedensohwiler, D.; Wakeman, Edgar L.; Walker, George H.; Walla Walla Commercial Club; Walsh, Wm. S.; Wappenstein, C. W.; War-Camp Community Recreation Fund; Warwick, Charles F.; Washington State Board of Health; Washington State Board of Tax Commissioners; Washington Children's Home Society; Washington Conference of Charities and Correction; Watrous, A. E.; Weare, P. B.; Wegener, O. F.; Wells, Calvin; Wells, E. H.; Wells, Samuel; West and Wheeler, Inc.; Western Steel Corp.; Western Washington Wholesale Grocers Association; The Westerner
1885-1917
5/31 Miscellaneous Wh-Wr
Wharton, Fletcher L.; Wharton, S. E.; Wheeler, Benjamin I.; Whister, G. N.; White (James T.) and Co. New York; Whiteley, James G.; Whitham, John W.; Whitney, W. M.; Wiggins, Frank; Wilcox, Delos F.; Wiley, Harvey W.; Williams, Talcott; Wilson, James M.; Wilson, Robert; Wilson, Rufus; Wilson, Worrall; Winslow, Stephan A.; Wood. W. D.; Woodcock, Grace H.; Worcester, F. W.; Wright, George E.
1889-1916
5/32 Miscellaneous Y
5 letters
1906-1910
5/33 Miscellaneous Z
2 letters
1910-1912
5/34 Miscellaneous Unidentifiables
Letters to Brainerd from unidentified authors
1904-1916
5/35 Enclosures B,C
Miscellaneous correspondence to which Brainerd is not directly a party
1886-1919
5/36 Enclosures D-H
Miscellaneous correspondence to which Brainerd is not directly a party
1903-1914
5/37 Enclosures J
Miscellaneous correspondence to which Brainerd is not directly a party
1906-1910
5/38 Enclosures K-R
Miscellaneous correspondence to which Brainerd is not directly a party
1880-1918
5/39 Enclosures S-W
Miscellaneous correspondence to which Brainerd is not directlya party
1898-1913
5/40 Inclosures B-W
Miscellaneous correspondence to which Brainerd is not directlya party
1902-1911
6/1 Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Letters sent to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer regarding a variety of topics
1905-1911, n.d.
6/2 Letters of recommendation and introduction for Consulate at Dawson, Alaska 1898
6/3 Letters of recommendation and introduction for position on Federal Trade Commission
Some letters very faded
1918
6/4 Letters of recommendation and introduction with application for Commissioner of Indian Affairs 1912
6/5 Miscellaneous letters of recommendation 1890-1902
6/6 Letters of recommendation and introduction as Washington, D.C. Representative of Seattle Business Groups 1901
6/7 Outgoing Letters
The 17 letters from Brainerd to other parties are: Clark, W.E.; Hopkihs, Charles B.; Jones, Wesley L. (2); Leonard, P. C.; Low, A. Maurice; News Editor; O'Dea, E. J.; Parry, Will H.; Porter, Robert F. (2 letters); Rainier Club; Reeves, Walter; Sheffield, W. H.; Stone, M. E.; Tawney, James A.; Washington. Board of State Land Commissioners; Wilson, John L. (2 letters)
1902-1915
6/8 Outgoing Letters 1913
6/9 Legal Documents
Before the Board of State Land Commissionsers of the State of Washington Walter P. Sanderson vs. Thomas Winsor and Ida A. Winsor involving right to purchace part of lots 7,8,9 and 10 of Blk. 9 Ballard tike lands
n.d.
6/10 Letter from Thomas Donaldson to Mary Brainerd
Letter from Thomas Donaldson to Mary Brainerd, 15 Aug. 1906
1906
6/11 Three items given by P-I March 25, 1965
Photocopies of articles on Brainerd from the Post-Intelligencer Library
1965
6/12 Clover Club
Meeting dates, invitations, constitution and bylaws, memorabilia, The Clover Leaf newspaper 1884
1881-1887
6/13 Invitations and Awards
Includes Lewis and Clark Centennial commemorative diploma for valuable services
1888-1920
6/14 People: lists and descriptions n.d.
6/15 Memorabilia: Books and Pamphlets 1875-1919
6/16 Memorabilia: Pictures and Photographs 1884-1897

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  • Personal Names :
  • Brainerd, Erastus, 1855-1922 --Archives
  • Corporate Names :
  • Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Ballinger, Richard Achilles, 1858-1922 (creator)
    • Brown, Ashmun Norris (creator)
    • Chittenden, Hiram Martin, 1858-1917 (creator)
    • Clark, Walter Eli, 1869- (creator)
    • Crowley, J. G (creator)
    • Donaldson, Thomas Blaine, 1876- (creator)
    • Downing, Thomas H (creator)
    • Hay, Marion E., 1865-1933 (creator)
    • Humphrey, William E. (William Ewart), 1862-1934 (creator)
    • Jones, Wesley Livsey, 1863-1932 (creator)
    • Matthews, Mark A. (Mark Allison), 1867-1940 (creator)
    • McGraw, Thomas Harte (creator)
    • Mead, Albert Edward (creator)
    • Paulhamus, William H (creator)
    • Piles, Samuel Henry, 1858- (creator)
    • Robertson, Wilbur Wade (creator)
    • Semple, Eugene, 1840-1908 (creator)
    • Sheffield, William (creator)
    • Smith, Charles W. (Charles Wesley), 1877-1956 (creator)
    • Strong, Sydney, 1860-1938 (creator)
    • Wilson, John Lockwood, 1850-1912 (creator)
    • Woodruff, Charles E (creator)
    • Corporate Names :
    • Moran Brothers Company (Seattle, Wash.) (creator)
    • Seattle Chamber of Commerce (creator)

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