James Reid MacDonald Family Album, 1896-1902  PDF

Overview of the Collection

James Reid MacDonald family
James Reid MacDonald Family Album
1896-1902 (inclusive)
1 album of 147 photographic prints (1 box) ; Various sizes
Collection Number
Photographs of Los Angeles and Seattle vicinity, including Green Lake and Woodland Park
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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Access to original photographs is restricted. Permission of curator required for viewing. Contact Special Collections for more information.

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Biographical NoteReturn to Top

James Reid MacDonald (1856-1893) was born in Elgin, Scotland. He married Mary Louise Fischer (1861-1935) on September 4, 1883 in Chicago, Illinois. Leroy Fischer (1887-1976), their first child, was born in Illnois. The family then moved to Seattle where they had 3 more children: James Frederick (1889-1978), and twin sisters Dorothy (1891-1980) and Helen Mary (1891-1979).

Sources: Helen and Dorothy along with the other MacDonald children appear in the 1900 and 1910 Federal census. In the 1900 census, Mary Louise MacDonald is listed as a widow. Additional information about James Reid MacDonald was found in a passport request by Dorothy MacDonald in 1923. In that document, she says her father died in 1893 and that he was born in Elgin, Scotland. Helen was married in 1920 to Edwin Ray Guthrie.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

An album of black and white photographs of Los Angeles, California and vicinity; Seattle and vicinity including Laplanders with reindeer at Woodland Park, Hunts Point, and Yarrow Point. The album also includes many photographs of family members and modes of travel. Leroy is usually identified as "Roy" in the album. James Frederick is nicknamed "Fritz".

Other Descriptive InformationReturn to Top

See also PHColl 1099, R.T. McDonald collection; this may be the same family.

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Restrictions on Use

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MacDonald Family AlbumReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
MacDonald family members in the Los Angeles, California vicinity; Seattle vicinity. Photographs include Laplanders with reindeer at Woodland Park in Seattle, Helen and Dorothy MacDonald, Denny Hall at the University of Washington, and modes of travel including boat, buggy, and train.

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Sami (European people)--Washington (State)--Seattle--Photographs
  • Personal Names :
  • MacDonald, Dorothy, 1891-1980
  • MacDonald, Helen Mary, 1891-1979
  • MacDonald, James Frederick, 1889-
  • MacDonald, James Reid, 1856-1893
  • MacDonald, Leroy, 1887-1976
  • MacDonald, Mary Louise, 1861-1935
  • Corporate Names :
  • Denny Hall (Seattle, Wash.)--Photographs
  • Geographical Names :
  • Green Lake (Seattle, Wash.)--Photographs--19th century
  • Hunts Point (Wash.)--Photographs--19th century
  • Seattle (Wash.)--Photographs--19th century
  • Woodland Park (Seattle, Wash.)--Photographs--19th century
  • Yarrow Point (Wash.)--Photographs--19th century

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  • Subject Terms :
  • Visual Materials Collections (University of Washington)