John E. Boyer papers, 1860-1944  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Boyer, John E.,  1866-1961
Title
John E. Boyer papers
Dates
1860-1944 (inclusive)
Quantity
6 cubic feet (12 boxes)
Collection Number
0138 (Accession No. 0138-001)
Summary
Lawyer, businessman, army officer
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

Lawyer, businessman, army officer.

Although active in the real estate business in Seattle, John Edward Boyer (1866-1961), was a lawyer and businessman born in Walla Walla, Washington who also was engaged in agricultural financing and other family concerns in eastern Washington, principally the Baker-Boyer National Bank. It was Boyer's father, John F. Boyer (1824-1857), who, in 1870, had co-founded the bank, which grew out of a general store in Walla Walla that he ran initially for business partner, D.S. Baker. Although he was the youngest of the five Boyer sons, it was John E. who oversaw most of the Boyer family businesses and finances in Washington State. In 1898, he volunteered for service in the Spanish-American War, becoming a Commissioned Officer in Company M of the First Washington Infantry, U.S.V. (United States Volunteers). Boyer kept a diary of his time in the Philippines. After the war, he lived in Seattle for many years, managing several properties as the president of the Interlaken Land Company (approximately 1907-1934). Boyer Avenue East in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle is named after his family.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The John E. Boyer papers mainly contain business and Boyer family correspondence. Notable items include the 1899 diary kept by Boyer during the Philippine Insurrection (1899) and several copies of a log of a trip to Alaska (1912), the original of which is illustrated with contemporary picture postcards and photographs.

Other Descriptive InformationReturn to Top

Cite As: John E. Boyer papers, Manuscript collection 0138. Special Collections, University of Washington Libraries, Seattle, Washington.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

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

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Incoming letters, 1883-1944Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
American Exchange Bank
2 items
1927
1/2
Ammann, C.E.
3 items
1903-1904
1/3
Anderson Land Co., Spokane
2 items
1905
1/4
Andrews, J.C.
10 items
1903-1905
1/5
"A" Miscellany
14 items
1904-1944
1/6
Baker & Baker Loans
16 items
1903-1909
1/7
Baker-Boyer National Bank
23 items
1891-1907
1/8
Baker-Boyer National Bank
13 items
1908-1935
1/9
Balfour, Guthrie & Co., Portland
2 items
1903-1906
1/10
Bayles, S.W. (1 of 2 folders)
16 items
1904-1907
1/11
Bayles, S.W. (2 of 2 folders)
22 items
1908-1909
1/12
Beales, M.C.
15 items
1903-1909
1/13
Bennett & Sinnott
14 items
1903-1914
1/14
Benton County
2 items
1911
1/15
Blanford High School, Walla Walla
5 items
1905-1909
1/16
Boose, Oscar L.
2 items
1920-1921
1/17
Boston Store, The, Cle Elum
3 items
1908
1/18
Boyer, Arthur A. (1 of 5 folders)
15 items
1899-1903
1/19
Boyer, Arthur A. (2 of 5 folders)
19 items
1904-1905
1/20
Boyer, Arthur A. (3 of 5 folders)
21 items
1906-1909
1/21
Boyer, Arthur A. (4 of 5 folders)
22 items
1915-1921
1/22
Boyer, Arthur A. (5 of 5 folders)
7 items
Undated
1/23
Boyer, Arthur E.
9 items
1914-1931
1/24
Boyer, Charles
20 items
1889-1917
1/25
Boyer, Frank D.
17 items
1903-1914
1/26
Boyer, Imogen (1 of 5 folders)
17 items
1902-1906
1/27
Boyer, Imogen (2 of 5 folders)
21 items
1906-1908
1/28
Boyer, Imogen (3 of 5 folders)
17 items
1909-1918
1/29
Boyer, Imogen (4 of 5 folders)
15 items
1920
1/30
Boyer, Imogen (5 of 5 folders)
24 items
Undated
1/31
Boyer, Isabel
18 items
1904-1918
1/32
Boyer, J.F.
3 items
1894
1/33
Boyer, Marguerite
11 items
1904-1908
1/34
Boyer, Sara E.
6 items
1895-1902, undated
1/35
Bradner Co.
2 items
1918-1919
1/36
Britton & Gray
6 items
1917-1918
1/37
Broberg & Schuler
15 items
1906-1908
1/38
Brown, Leo F.
8 items
1906-1908, undated
1/39
Broyles, T.L.
13 items
1904-1918
1/40
M.B. Bruggemann & Co.
3 items
1909
1/41
Buchner, W.F.
11 items
1908-1909
1/42
E.C. Burlingame Co., Ellensburg
8 items
1903-1916
1/43
Burwell & Morford, Inc.
11 items
1910-1927
1/44
"B" Miscellany (1 of 2 folders)
26 items
1889-1908
1/45
"B" Miscellany (2 of 2 folders)
16 items
1909-1937
2/1
Cahill, W.E.
2 items
1904-1905
2/2
Camp, Al
5 items
1905-1908
2/3
Campbell's Soil Culture Co., Lincoln, Neb.
2 items
1909
2/4
Catron, John B.
3 items
1905
2/5
Chaddock & Tilden
2 items
1903
2/6
Chamberlain Real Estate, Spokane
2 items
1906-1907
2/7
Clemens, H.N.
1 item
1903
2/8
Clemens, J.E. (1 of 3 folders)
19 items
1904-1905
2/9
Clemens, J.E. (2 of 3 folders)
19 items
1906-1907
2/10
Clemens, J.E. (3 of 3 folders)
10 items
1908-1909, undated
2/11
Columbia County (1 of 2 folders)
20 items
1904-1907
2/12
Columbia County (2 of 2 folders)
6 items
1908-1909
2/13
Cook & Clarke
4 items
1904-1905
2/14
Cox, J.E. and T.J.
4 items
1904-1907
2/15
Crocker, B.D.
2 items
1904
2/16
Cummings, S.E.
2 items
1905
2/17-2/18
"C" Miscellany
27 items
1883-1931
2/19
Daugherty, F.M.
4 items
1916
2/20
Davis-Kaiser Co.
2 items
1909
2/21
Davison, Hannah P.
2 items
1905-1919
2/22
Dayton, (Wash.)
5 items
1905-1908
2/23
Dean, Fay F.
2 items
1905
2/24
Dean-McLean Abstract Co., Walla Walla
2 items
1909
2/25
Dement Bros. Co.
5 items
1906-1909
2/26
Denny-Blaine Land Co.
2 items
1904
2/27
Denny Land Co.
3 items
1908-1916
2/28
Dickenson, J.B.
5 items
1904-1905
2/29
Dickson & Start
3 items
1904-1905
2/30
Dominion Commercial Co., Inc.
2 items
1918
2/31
Dorman, Orris & Bros.
2 items
1903
2/32
Dunphy, Evans & Garrecht (1 of 2 folders)
19 items
1907-1908
2/33
Dunphy, Evans & Garrecht (2 of 2 folders)
9 items
1909-1915
2/34
Dwinell, R.B.
5 items
1916-1917
2/35
"D" Miscellany
14 items
1903-1909
2/36
Electric Feed Mills
6 items
1907
2/37
Ellensburg Abstract Co.
2 items
1906
2/38
Elmendorf & Elmendorf
8 items
1904-1916
2/39
Estabrook, E.
4 items
1901-1902
2/40
Estes, Charles
8 items
1916-1918, undated
2/41
Exchange National Bank, Spokane
4 items
1904-1919
2/42
"E" Miscellany
8 items
1903-1940
2/43
Fairbanks, Morse & Co.
6 items
1916-1921
2/44
Fairfield Farmers' Alliance Warehouse & Elev., Fairfield, Wash.
8 items
1903-1909
2/45-2/46
Federal Land Bank of Spokane
27 items
1930-1934
2/47
Fennimore, W.L.
5 items
1904-1905
2/48
Fertig & Son
7 items
1907
2/49
Fleming, Omer M.
18 items
1904-1909
2/50
Franklin County
5 items
1904-1907
2/51
Fry, Ernest
6 items
1917-1919
2/52
Fuller (W.P.)
2 items
1917-1919
2/53
"F" Miscellany
13 items
1905-1943
2/54
Garfield County
7 items
1906-1907
2/55-2/56
Garrecht & Dunphy
39 items
1905-1907
2/57
German Alliance Ins. Co., Cle Elum
2 items
1905-1906
2/58
Gillian, Mary
4 items
1906-1918
2/59
Gordon, (J.E.) & Gordon Bros.
4 items
1905-1908
2/60
Gose, (T.P. & C.C.)
19 items
1900-1909
2/61
Gose & Kuykendall
16 items
1904-1908
2/62
J.W. Graham & Co., Spokane
4 items
1918
2/63
Guie, E.H.
5 items
1902-1910
2/64
"G" Miscellany
12 items
1903-1928
3/1
Hager, H.E.
2 items
1915-1916
3/2
Hamble, Lund & Gilbert
7 items
1904
3/3
Hamil, J.N.
2 items
1918
3/4
Harper, Barge & Lighterage Co.
2 items
1918-1919
3/5
Harrower, Gary R.
3 items
1907-1908
3/6
Hartman Abstract Co., Pendelton, Ore.
2 items
1905
3/7
Hays, J.W.
9 items
1906-1907
3/8
Hever, Charles
7 items
1904-1906
3/9
Hever, Henry
29 items
1903-1907
3/10
Hitchings, W.F.
11 items
1916-1918
3/11
Hoffman, C.T.
6 items
1904
3/12
Holman, J.W.
3 items
1906
3/13
Horn, C.O.
4 items
1905-1909
3/14
Houser, W.M.
12 items
1906-1908
3/15
Hunt Bros. Co.
3 items
1904
3/16-3/17
"H" Miscellany
25 items
1900-1933
3/18
Interior Warehouse Co., Portland
14 items
1906-1909
3/19
"I" Miscellany
5 items
1903-1919
3/20
Jeremiah, J.H.
3 items
1903
3/21
Johnson (C.H.) & Co., Tacoma
2 items
1906
3/22
Johnson, (M.) & Gilliam, (W.)
3 items
1905-1906
3/23
Jones (Arthur D.) & Co., Spokane
5 items
1905-1918
3/24
Jones-Scott Co., Walla Walla
5 items
1905-1907
3/25
"J" Miscellany
8 items
1905-1918
3/26
Kalispell Flour Mill Co., Spokane
2 items
1906-1907
3/27
Kelley, D.E.
4 items
1905-1907
3/28
Kellogg, J.Y.C.
4 items
1911-1918
3/29
Keystone Lumber Co., Tacoma
6 items
1916-1917
3/30
King, George H.
3 items
1903-1904
3/31
King County Office of the Treasurer
7 items
1904-1930
3/32
"K" Miscellany
7 items
1902-1921
3/33
Laidlaw, J.D.
4 items
1904-1906
3/34
Langford Engineering Co., Sunnyside
2 items
1921-1924
3/35
Lewis (B.R.) Lumber Co., Dayton
5 items
1904
3/36
Litherland, N.E.
6 items
1916-1921
3/37
Lohnquist (A.) & Co.
2 items
1907
3/38
Lorenzen, A.L.
2 items
1907
3/39
Lumbermans Trust Co., Portland
7 items
1923-1925
3/40
"L" Miscellany
18 items
1903-1921
3/41
Mabton Bank, The
3 items
1917-1921
3/42
Mabton Real Estate Co.
5 items
1917-1921
3/43
Mack, R.A.
2 items
1904
3/44
Manweller, J.W.
5 items
1920-1921
3/45
Marshall & Glavis
2 items
1917-1918
3/46
Mauser & Mauser
2 items
1915
3/47
McCaw, W.O.
2 items
1906
3/48
McCrea & Merryweather
4 items
1907
3/49
McCroskey & Canfield
8 items
1906-1907
3/50
McDonald & Rupp
3 items
1906
3/51
McQueen Brothers
2 items
1904
3/52
Mendenhall, John
4 items
1920-1921
3/53
Merrill, F.S.
5 items
1903
3/54
Mickel, G.W.
3 items
1906
3/55
Miller & Logan
2 items
1903
3/56
Moore (M.C.) & Sons, Inc., Walla Walla
14 items
1902-1921
3/57
Morehead, B.H.
3 items
1908-1918
3/58
Mutual Realty Co.
2 items
1905
3/59-3/61
"M" Miscellany
37 items
1903-1937
3/62
Netherlands American Mortgage Bank, Spokane
9 items
1917-1935
3/63
Netherlands American Mortgage Bank, Yakima
3 items
1927
3/64
Nichols (A.F.) & Co.
2 items
1906
3/65
Northern Pacific Railway Co., Tacoma
8 items
1903-1907
3/66-3/69
Norton, Annie Isabel
49 items
1900-1918
3/70
Norton, Harrison
15 items
1887-1918, undated
3/71
"N" Miscellany
8 items
1902-1925
4/1
Oregon Railroad & Navigation Co., Portland
3 items
1904-1906
4/2
Oregon Railroad & Navigation Co. [govt.]
2 items
1909
4/3
Oregon Railroad & Navigation Co. [land bank]
2 items
1922-1923
4/4
Ormsbee, Richard H.
2 items
1904
4/5
"O" Miscellany
5 items
1905-1911
4/6
Pacific Coast Pipe Co., Spokane
18 items
1904-1917
4/7
Parlin & Orendorff Co., Kansas City, Mo.
5 items
1908-1909
4/8
Pacific Coast Elevator Co., La Crose, Wa.
22 items
1906-1909
4/9
Pearch, Herbert B.
2 items
1920
4/10
Peterson, O.M.
8 items
1919-1920
4/11
Phillips & Miller
5 items
1902-1903
4/12
Phillips & Mitchell
9 items
1910
4/13
Pierce, George
8 items
1920-1928
4/14
Pitts, Ben H.
2 items
1917-1918
4/15
Pond, William S.
2 items
1910
4/16
Powell, William P.
2 items
1904
4/17
"P" Miscellany
10 items
1903-1919
4/18
Ragan, W.S.
9 items
1906
4/19
Redmon Steel Tube Co., Yakima
3 items
1916-1917
4/20
Remington Typerwriter Co.
11 items
1903-1909
4/21-4/22
Ritz, Hattie M. &W.A.
18 items
1907-1908
4/23
Rogers Investment Co.
2 items
1903
4/24
Rose, Charles L.
3 items
1909
4/25
Ruark, G.J.
14 items
1903-1907
4/26
"R" Miscellany
1903-1941
4/27
Satterly, I.H.
6 items
1902
4/28
Schneckloth, J.H.
2 items
1906-1907
4/29
Scientific American
4 items
1906-1907
4/30
Scientific Farmer
6 items
1906-1907
4/31
Sears, Roebuck & Co.
2 items
1918
4/32
Seattle Chamber of Commerce
4 items
1906-1909
4/33
Seattle [government]
6 items
1900-1919
4/34
Seattle National City Bank
3 items
1915-1918
4/35
Seattle National Bank of Commerce
4 items
1908-1911
4/36
Seattle Pacific National Bank
11 items
1930
4/37
Security Bank, Dayton, Wa.
3 items
1904
4/38
Sharpstein & Sharpstein
2 items
1902
4/39
Sheppard, Burkheimer & Burkheimer
3 items
1915-1917
4/41
Sherman Clay & Co.
3 items
1911-1916
4/42
Slater & Slater
2 items
1904, undated
4/43-4/46
Smith, B. Frank
67 items
1903-1909
4/47
Smith, Frederick P.
2 items
1906
4/48
Snodgrass, O.F.
24 items
1903-1908
4/49
Spokane Abstract Title Insurance & Trust Co.
4 items
1904-1908
4/50
Spotswood & Veatch
10 items
1891-1904
4/51
Standard Oil, Tacoma
5 items
1919
4/52
Sturdevant, R.F.
14 items
1903-1909
4/53
Sunnyside Valley Irrigation District
7 items
1932-1936
4/54-4/55
"S" Miscellany
35 items
1902-1944
4/56
Tacoma Warehouse & Elevator Co., Spokane
3 items
1903
4/57
Title Trust Co.
15 items
1907-1919
4/58-4/61
Thompson, R.L.
72 items
1907-1919
4/62
Turner, L.T.
16 items
1898-1908
4/63
"T" Miscellany
17 items
1903-1930
5/1
Unden, Charles
3 items
1904
5/2
Umatilla County Sheriff
3 items
1905-1906
5/3
Union Central Life Insurance Co., Walla Walla
3 items
1908
5/4
Union Pacific Railroad Co., Chicago
2 items
1902
5/5
United States [government]
7 items
1900-1933
5/6
U.S. Department of Agriculture
6 items
1902-1906
5/7
U.S. Department of the Interior
10 items
1902-1919
5/8
U.S. Department of Internal Revenue Services
5 items
1904
5/9
G.W. Upper & Co.
11 items
1916-1918
5/10
"U" Miscellany
3 items
1916-1917
5/11
"V" Mixcellany
3 items
1905-1914
5/12
Walser, M.
5 items
1904-1906
5/13
Washington Pipe & Foundry Co., Spokane
5 items
1904
5/14
Washington State Penitentiary, Walla Walla
4 items
1907
5/15
Washington Title Insurance Co.
2 items
1916-1917
5/16
Wasmandorff, William G.
3 items
1909-1910
5/17
Weacock, J. Finley
2 items
1905-1906
5/18
Western Union Telegraph Co.
2 items
1905-1908
5/19
White & Bollard
5 items
1916-1918
5/20
White River Lumber Co., Mabton
3 items
1916-1918
5/21
Whitman College
4 items
1904-1918
5/22
Wiley & Wiley
7 items
1906-1908
5/23
Wilkin, Charles E.
2 items
1906
5/24
Williams, Bird
8 items
1906-1907
5/25
Williams, Frank
3 items
1909
5/26
Winchester Investment Co., Inc., Spokane
6 items
1906-1907
5/27
Windsor, Retta
2 items
1904
5/28
Woodlands Cemetary Co., Philadelphia
2 items
1904
5/29-5/30
"W" Miscellany
49 items
1903-1931
5/31
"Y" Miscellany
2 items
1907-1921

General Correspondence / Miscellany, 1872-1931Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
5/32
Miscellaneous correspondence between members of the Boyer Family
16 items
1872-1914, undated
5/33
Boyer, Arthur A. to Boyer, John F.
7 items
1891-1918
5/34
Arthur A. Boyer - Incoming
5 items
1903-1917
5/35
Boyer, Arthur A. - Outgoing
11 items
1903-1919, undated
5/36
Boyer, Charles S.
13 items
1890-1916
5/37
Boyer, Eugene
14 items
1898-1904
5/38
Boyer, F.D. - Incoming
3 items
1905, undated
5/39
Boyer, F.D. - Outgoing
55 items
1902-1907
5/40
Boyer, J.F. - Incoming
10 items
1890-1906
5/41
Boyer, J.F. - Outgoing
3 items
1894-1895
5/42
Red Cross Controversy
24 items
1931
5/43
Unsigned, incomplete or unintelligible
15 items
Undated
5/44
Extra Copies
9 items
Undated
5/45-5/46
Thomson, R.L. - Incoming
32 items
1916-1918
5/47-5/48
Thomson, R.L. - Outgoing
33 items
1916-1919
5/49-5/50
Johnson, John D. - Invention correspondence
26 items
1918
5/51
Johnson, John D. - Miscellaneous
21 pages
Undated
5/52
Johnson, John D. - Financial
20 pages
Undated
5/53
Johnson, John D. - Financial miscellaneous
14 pages
Undated
5/54-5/55
Miscellaneous
Undated

Outgoing, 1891-1940Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
6/1
Boyer, J.E. to Boyer A.A.
2 pages
1907
6/2-7/43
Boyer, J.E. to miscellaneous
Roughly 1,000 items
Correspondence is organized chronologically.
1891-1940; Bulk 1902-1909.

Diary, 1899-1912Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
8/1
Philippine Insurrection
26 pages
1899
8/1
General Orders no. 15; Headquarters of the Army, Adjutant General's Office
31 pages
1899
8/2-8/7
The Log of our trip to Alaska Panhandle, Aug. 6-18, 1912
6 copies, 45 pages each
1912

Miscellaneous Notes and Writing, 1904-1935Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 8/9-8/12

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
8/12
Notebooks
2 notebooks
Undated

Financial Records / Miscellany, 1890-1928Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
8/13-8/14
Financial Records/ Miscellany
1889-1928, undated
8/15
Payroll Leger
1916
8/16
Tax Statements
1890-1926

Rainier Club Annual Reports, 1909-1912Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 8/17

2 items

Advertisements, 1907-1942, undatedReturn to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 8/18

20 items

Clippings, 1897-1908, undatedReturn to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 8/19

25 items

Genealogy of Alexander Baker, UndatedReturn to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 8/20

8 pages

Photographs, UndatedReturn to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 8/21

20 photographs

Abstracts, 1888-1912Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 9/1

5 items

Advertising agreements and other contracts, 1915Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 9/2

20 items

Miscellaneous blueprints and drawings, UndatedReturn to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 9/3

9 items

Legal documents/Miscellany, 1905-1933, undatedReturn to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 9/4-9/6

34 items

Miscellaneous documents, 1893-1920Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 9/7

31 items

Legal documents / Miscellany, 1860-1938, undatedReturn to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 10

262 items

Miscellaneous business, 1895-1910Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 11

Interlaken Land Co.Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
12/1
Interlaken Land Co. - Outgoing correspondence
7 items
1907, undated
12/2
Interlaken Land Co. - Miscellaneous correspondence
17 items
1907-1922
12/3
Interlaken Land Co. - Court papers
4 items
1907-1915
12/4
Interlaken Land Co. - Maps
7 items
Undated

John E. Boyer Agency, 1906-1916Return to Top

Container(s): 12/5-12/15

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Agricultural credit--Washington (State), Eastern
  • Bankers--Washington (State)--Archives
  • Banks and banking--Washington (State)
  • Banks and banking--Washington (State)--Walla Walla
  • Businessmen--Washington (State)--Archives
  • Lawyers--Washington (State)--Archives
  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)
  • Real estate developers--Washington (State)--Archives
  • Real estate development--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Personal Names :
  • Boyer family--Correspondence
  • Boyer, John E.--Archives
  • Corporate Names :
  • Baker-Boyer National Bank (Walla Walla, Wash.)
  • Interlaken Land Co., Seattle
  • Geographical Names :
  • Philippines--History--Philippine American War, 1899-1902--Personal narratives
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Correspondence
  • Diaries
  • Photographs
  • Picture postcards
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Boyer, Arthur A (creator)
    • Corbin, Henry Clark, 1842-1909 (creator)
    • Garrecht, Francis A (creator)
    • Smith, B. Frank (creator)