Percival R. Jeffcott Papers, 1866-1968  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Jeffcott, Percival R.
Title
Percival R. Jeffcott Papers
Dates
1866-1968 (inclusive)
Quantity
12 Linear Ft., (10 Boxes)
Collection Number
XOE_CPNWS0015jeffcott (collection)
Summary
The Percival R. Jeffcott Papers consist of information collected by Jeffcott in his pursuits of the local history of Whatcom County, Washington. The materials in the collection are concentrated around the topics that interested Jeffcott and contains materials that, without Jeffcott, would have been lost to history. The collection contains both primary and secondary sources, some of which are available in other places and are not archival in composition. The value of the collection lies in the convenience of having these unique and difficult to find materials located in one source. The collection also includes several hundred photographs, negatives, and maps.
Repository
Western Washington University, Center for Pacific Northwest Studies
Goltz-Murray Archives Building
808 25th St.
Bellingham, WA
98225
Telephone: 360-650-7534
cpnws@wwu.edu
Access Restrictions

The collection is open to the public.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for preparing this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. Funding for encoding the finding aid was awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Percival Robert Jeffcott was born in Cleveland, Ohio on April 27, 1876. That same year he and his parents moved to Portland, Oregon by way of the Central Pacific Railroad to San Francisco and the steamer "George W. Elder" to Portland. He attended grade school and high school in Portland and graduated from the Oregon School of Education in 1899.

After graduation Jeffcott moved to Whatcom County, Washington where he taught school for 25 years. He taught all but one of those years in the Ferndale and Custer school districts. He organized the first high school class in Ferndale in 1901, where he served as the principal, and also began the first high school class in Custer in 1904. In 1900, P. R. Jeffcott married Rebecca Tarte, the daughter of Sehome pioneers, John F. and Elinor (Smith) Tarte.

Jeffcott was particularly interested in Whatcom County pioneers and began collecting information about them in the 1920's. During his retirement at his "Garden Home Farm" near Ferndale, he published three books: Nooksack Tales and Trails (1949), which depicted pioneer days in Whatcom County between 1848 and 1895; "Blanket" Bill Jarman (1958), in which he attempted to unravel the mystery surrounding one of the first pioneer settlers in Whatcom and Skagit Counties; and Chechaco and Sourdough (1963), a history of the Mt. Baker Gold Rush. In addition, he edited the memoirs of pioneer, Robert Emmett Hawley in Skee Mus, and authored numerous articles pertaining to local history published in the Bellingham Herald, the Ferndale Record, and the Lynden Tribune.

One of Jeffcott's special interests was collecting photographs concerning local history, and among his collection is an extensive group of pictures of pioneer log cabins which were displayed annually at the picnics of the Whatcom County Old Settler's Association in Ferndale's Pioneer Park. P. R. Jeffcott served as historian for the Old Settler's Association and was a member of the Clam Diggers Association and the Whatcom County Historical Society.

Jeffcott remained very active in his later years and was given the honor of helping to name and dedicate Sehome High School. Shortly before his death on January 4, 1969, the Bellingham Herald published the last article of his series concerning the founding of Sehome on Bellingham Bay.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The P.R. Jeffcott Papers consist of information collected by Jeffcott in his pursuits of the local history of Whatcom County, Washington. The materials in the collection are concentrated around the topics that interested Jeffcott. Researchers must pay attention to the fact that this collection directly reflects Jeffcott's own personal interests, biases, and the time period in which he lived. The collection contains both primary and secondary sources, some of which are available in other places and are not archival in composition. The value of the collection lies in the convenience of having these unique and difficult to find materials located in one source. Some of the topics which grabbed Jeffcott's attention include pioneer "Blanket" Bill Jarman, the Mt. Baker Gold Rush, and the settlement of Whatcom County by white settlers. The collection also includes material about the Nooksack tribe in Whatcom County.

The collection consists of ten boxes of material including correspondence, research materials and notes, manuscripts, pamphlets, and books. The collection also includes several hundred photographs, negatives, and maps.

The correspondence has been organized by date, correspondent, and general topic, if clearly evident. All correspondence is incoming unless otherwise noted. The letters span from 1923-1966 and contain responses to Jeffcott's research inquiries regarding various aspects of Whatcom County history. Research materials and notes consist of items used by Jeffcott in his many articles, speeches, and books. The manuscripts include typed as well as handwritten drafts of P. R. Jeffcott's books, copies of published and unpublished articles, as well as some writings of local authors other than Jeffcott. The pamphlets are made up of various pamphlets which reflect Jeffcott's interest in Northwest Washington State and Whatcom County in particular. The books consist of just two books collected by Jeffcott on Washington State topics.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

Percival R. Jeffcott Papers, Center for Pacific Northwest Studies, Heritage Resources, Western Washington University, Bellingham WA 98225-9123.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

Series I:   Correspondence, 1923-1968Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
Mrs. Elsie Goodell Needham, Reminiscence
undated
1/1
A.L. Crosina, History of 153 Mile House
undated
1/1
James Sheppard, History of 205 Mile House
undated
1/1
Alex McInnis (?), incomplete page Re: Alexandria
undated
1/1
Jack Henson, note Re: Bill Jarman
undated
1/1
Marion Vincent, Re: Genealogy
undated
1/1
Willard E. Ireland, Provincial Librarian and Archivist, Victoria B.C.; Re: Chinook Jargon
January 26, 1968
1/1
Willard E. Ireland, Provincial Librarian and Archivist, Victoria B.C.; Re: Rev. C.M Tate
January 9, 1968
1/1
Oliver N. Wells, Re: Rev. C.M. Tate and Captain John
October 1, 1967
1/1
Rose Peugh, Re: Bertrand
June 12, 1967
1/1
Casey Wells, Re: Log Cabin on the Evans Farm
February 8, 1966
1/1
Casey Wells, Re: Bertrand television script
February 2, 1966
1/1
Noel H. Wynne, Re: History of Ferndale post office and postmasters (names and dates)
January 17, 1966
1/1
Oliver N. Wells, Re: map exchange
January 6, 1966
1/2
Postcard from P.R. Jeffcott's son depicting the University of Nevada, Re: Virginia City
October 31, 1965
1/2
Oliver N. Wells, Re: Bertrand story- a television script written by Casey Wells
May 2, 1965
1/2
Oliver N. Wells, Re: Bertrand, Chilliwack Indians, translation of Chilliwack hymns
March 29, 1965
1/2
Mabel (?), a Christmas card
December 22, 1964
1/2
Noel H. Wynne, Re: Thomas Wynne and early Ferndale
April 9, 1964
1/2
Noel H. Wynne, Re: Questions to Jeffcott about Ferndale history
January 7, 1964
1/3
Ray Sundean, U.S. Commerce Coast and Geographical Survey
December 10, 1963
1/3
Edna Laurel Calhan, Re: Joel Henry Clayton
November 2, 1963
1/3
Elmer O. Parker, National Archives and Records Service, Re: James Alexander Patterson
September 12, 1963
1/3
J.S. Matthews, Re: Chechaco and Sourdough
September 3, 1963
1/3
Joseph M. O'Donnell, chief, Archives and History Division, West Point Academy; Re: James Alexander Patterson
July 23, 1963
1/3
Lewis E. Nichols, President Wasco County Historical Society, Re: James Alexander Patterson
July 18, 1963
1/3
Edna Laurel Calhan, Re: Joel Henry Clayton
April 8, 1963
1/3
H.C. Halverson, Re: Inquiry of Edna Laurel (Clark) Calhan for information on Joel H. Clayton
March 14, 1963
1/4
Ray S. Jones, Re: Mt. Baker Mining District
June 23, 1962
1/4
Mrs. Mamie Tennant, Re: John Tennant
April 30, 1962
1/4
Charles Rice, Re: Blanket Bill Jarman
December 6, 1961
1/4
Henry Jukes
December 12, 1960
1/4
Richard C. Berner, Re: soliciting collections
November 5, 1959
1/4
Allan R. Ottley, Re: William Bausman
May 26, 1958
1/4
Paul W. Thiele, Re: Herbert Vine
April 21, 1958
1/4
Howard Buswell, Re: Blanket Bill Jarman
March 12, 1958
1/4
Howard Buswell, Re: The Coast
February 13, 1958
1/4
George D. Rehberger, Christmas card, Re: Harry Rehberger's address
December 16, 1957
1/4
Mabel E. Markland, Re: Will Edge
July 30, 1957
1/4
Rev. Dennis Oldaker, from Kent, U.K., Re: info of Head/Bill Jarman
July 19, 1957
1/4
Clara E. Davenport, Re: Bill Jarman
July 8, 1957
1/4
Mabel E. Markland, Re: her upbringing and grandfather
May 17, 1957
1/5
Harry Omay
April 17, 1957
1/5
Dick Eacrett, Re: Bill Jarman
April 17, 1957
1/5
Thomas Thompson, Re: Bill Jarman
April 7, 1957
1/5
T. Scott Lucas, Re: Bill Jarman
March 27, 1957
1/5
Harry Omay, Re: Bill Jarman
March 20, 1957
1/5
H.J.R. Cole, of Victoria Esplanade, Re: Jarman's ship and Captain O'May's offer for information
March 6, 1957
1/5
Howard Buswell, Re: Bill Jarman
December 16, 1956
1/5
F.W. Bennett, Re: Bill Jarman
December 5, 1956
1/5
Willard E. Ireland, Re: Bill Jarman
November 15, 1956
1/5
O'Connor, Re: Bill Jarman
October 31, 1956
1/5
Keith W. Thompson, Re: Bill Jarman's ship
October 29, 1956
1/5
H.L. White, Re: Bill Jarman's ship
October 22, 1956
1/5
Pedro Castineira Re: Spanish Ship Photographs
October 18, 1956
1/5
Keith W. Thompson, Re: Bill Jarman research
October 16, 1956
1/5
E.C. Russell, Re: HMS Satellite and Bill Jarman
October 4, 1956
1/6
E.C. Mahon, information referral
October 2, 1956
1/6
B.A. McKelvie, Re: Bill Jarman
October 1, 1956
1/6
B.A. McKelvie, Re: Bill Jarman
July 26, 1956
1/6
R.A. Reynolds, Re: Bill Jarman
April 26, 1956
1/6
Harriett Shelton Dover, Re: accuracy of Jeffcott's manuscript
April 24, 1956
1/6
V.M. Charrle (?), Re: Bill Jarman
April 16, 1956
1/6
R.A Reynolds, re: Bill Jarman
March 23, 1956
1/6
Admiralty Library, Re: Bill Jarman
March 12, 1956
1/6
Jack Henson, Re: Bill Jarman
February 17, 1956
1/6
R.A. Reynolds, Re: Bill Jarman
February 13, 1956
1/6
British Columbia Provincial Archives, Re: Bill Jarman
January 25, 1956
1/6
Kathryn Murphy (National Archives), Re: Steilacoom to Bellingham Military Road
January 19, 1956
1/6
Marion Vincent, Re: local history
August 6, 1955
1/6
Marion Vincent, Re: local history
July 29, 1955
1/6
To: Henry Jukes, From: H.C. Banner, Re: Bill Jarman and local events
December 1, 1954
1/7
Ruth and Harriet Shelton, genealogy and Indian relations
February 5, 1954
1/7
Ruth Shelton, Re: genealogy
November 18, 1953
1/7
From P.R. Jeffcott to Ruth Shelton, Re: Sehome genealogy
October 23, 1953
1/7
Marion Vincent, Re: genealogy
November 24, 1953
1/7
Marion Vincent, Re: genealogicl manuscript
September 16, 1953
1/7
Marion Vincent, Re: Nooksack Tales and Trails and local events
August 17, 1953
1/7
Chris C. Siegel, Re: Bellingham Post Office
July 5, 1952
1/7
Clifford P. Wilson, Re: Hudson's Bay Record Society
June 20, 1952
1/7
Hugh Gilmore, Re: "Evangee" pictures
April 22, 1952
1/7
L. Manning, Re: Bill Jarman
March 1, 1952
1/7
Hugh Gilmore, Re: steamboat pictures
February 28, 1952
1/7
J.H.K. Bell, comments on Nooksack Tales and Trails
October 8, 1950
1/7
J.H.K. Bell, comments on Nooksack Tales and Trails
September 22, 1950
1/7
Willard E. Ireland, Re: Northern Light
June 19, 1948
1/7
Andrew R. Smith, Re: information exchange
December 6, 1947
1/7
Carrie Hunter, Re: Enclosures
September 18, 1947
1/7
To: Evelyn from: Henry Goodell, Re: his father and mother
July 27, 1947
1/7
Willard E. Ireland, Re: Whatcom and Hope Brig. Trails
July 19, 1947
1/7
Willard E. Ireland, Re: Northern Light and Whatcom Trail
July 12, 1947
1/8
Andrew Smith, Re: ferries and local history
May 28, 1947
1/8
Andrew Smith, Re: local history
May 1, 1947
1/8
Andrew Smith, Re: beaver trap robber
April 12, 1947
1/8
Robert D. Monroe, Re: Bill Jarman excerpts from Van Buskirk diary
April 3, 1947
1/8
Minnie L. Little, Re: Charles McKay and Edward Warbass
February 25, 1947
1/8
Andrew Smith, reminiscences, Lynden dates (1880's)
January 27, 1947
1/8
Andrew Smith, Re: Indian burial
January 4, 1947
1/8
Postcard from Howard E. Buswell, Re: picture of Frederick F. Lane
July 21, 1946
1/8
J.S. Matthews, Vancouver City Archives to W.E. Ireland, Re: lynching at Sumas
April 20, 1946
1/8
J.S. Matthews, Vancouver City Archives to G. Lanctot Re: lynching at Sumas
April 20, 1946
1/8
Edgar A. Klapp, International Boundary Commission, Re: records of the old boundary Survey of 1857 and 1858 along the border of Whatcom County
April 11, 1946
1/8
Postcard from Howard Buswell, Re: necktie party in British Columbia
March 11, 1946
1/8
Howard Buswell, Re: records missing from auditors office
February 25, 1946
1/8
Howard Buswell, Re: Charley Kahana
February 9, 1946
1/8
Howard Buswell, Re: early marriage records
January 18, 1946
1/9
L.A. Kibbe to R.E. Hawley, Re: Lynden Seminary
October 21, 1945
1/9
Andrew Smith, notes of Washington childhood
March 28, 1942
1/9
Chadwick Brooks, Re: Volume III of Hudson's Bay Record Society
January 31, 1941
1/9
Michael Lubbock, Re: Hudson's Bay Record Society
April 13, 1939
1/9
Michael Lubbock to Mabel Jeffcott, Re: acceptance to Hudson's Bay Record Society
April 13, 1939
1/9
Gladys McComb, Re: Pioneer days of Charles McComb in Ferndale and Mountain View
March 31, 1939
1/9
C.M. Porter, Re: 70 Mile House, Caribou Road
February 7, 1939
1/9
H. Floyd (?)
December 20, 1938
1/9
F. Gilbert Forbes, Re: details accompanying road house proofs
November 30, 1938
1/9
Author in doubt, Re: Mile Houses
November 26, 1938
1/9
Robert S. Chapman, Re: Mile Houses
November 26, 1938
1/9
P.R. Jeffcott, Re: request for information to Chasm Hotel, about 59 Mile House- answer on letter
November 14, 1938
1/9
H. Floyd, Re: acknowledging receipt of photos
October 28, 1938
1/9
J. Gordon (?), Victoria Bureau of Tourism, Re: Province booklets
October 8, 1938
1/9
George S. Baldwin, Stanley, British Columbia, Re: photos
October 7, 1935
1/9
H. Eldridge, U.S. Post Office to Roland Gamwell, Re: Indian information
November 20, 1924
1/9
Andrew R. Smith, Re: moving from Hartford, Conn. to Lynden, Washington Territory in 1877. Relates farm life and other personal experiences
September 1923

Series II:   Research Notes and Materials, circa 1906-1946, undatedReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/10
Duplicates of Northern Light articles; references to the Whatcom Trail, Fraser River, and the Gold Rush of 1858. Also, references to the above in the Whatcom Gazette and the Steilacoom Puget Sound Herald compiled by P.R. Jeffcott
Undated
1/11
(Same as Above)
Undated
1/12
Whatcom County Post Offices, from the U.S. Office Records
Undated
1/13
Story of the Enterprise. Pictures and captions by P.R. Jeffcott
Undated
1/14
"Notes of Cougar Stories and Mike Gorman". P.R. Jeffcott
Undated
1/15
"Notes on the South Fork." P.R. Jeffcott
Undated
1/16
"Notes on the Nooksack Ferry." P.R. Jeffcott
Undated
1/17
"Notes for the Bellingham Bay Mail and from the Bureau of Indian Affairs" P.R. Jeffcott
Undated
1/18
"Notes from the Bellingham Bay Mail" P.R. Jeffcott
Undated
1/19
"Notes from the Bellingham Bay Mail 1879; William Jarman's relatives' notes" P.R. Jeffcott
Undated
1/20
"Notes from the Northern Light" P.R. Jeffcott
Undated
1/21
"Notes from the Northern Light" P.R. Jeffcott
Undated
1/22
"Notes from the Anacortes American" P.R. Jeffcott
Undated
1/23
Notes on Lynden, Washington. Compiled by P.R. Jeffcott
Undated
1/24
Notes from the Anacortes American on Ferndale and Lynden, Washington Compiled by P.R. Jeffcott
Undated
1/25
Genealogical notes; Nooksack Tribal Enrollment; Misc. collected notes including "Letters and Notes on Sehome from Mrs. Marion lambert Vincent" P.R. Jeffcott
Undated
1/26
Stock Certificates, legal documents relating to Whatcom County mining companies, gas and oil companies, coal companies, and similar enterprises
Undated
1/27
"Mrs. Jukes Family Tree." (Eldridge Family)
Undated
1/28
Photstat copies of Bill Jarman's legal papers pertains to his ranch
Undated
1/29
Photostat copies of "Jarman Papers."
Undated
1/30
Photostat copies of National Archives and Records Service documents Relating to William Jarman
Undated
1/31
Copy of Bureau of American Ethnology Manuscript titled "Indian Nomenclature of Localities in Washington and Oregon Territories."
Undated
2/1
Copies of correspondence of W.P. McCarther to his father (1849-1850) and a copy of an account of military detachment transported to Ft. Steilacoom, Washington Territory.
Undated
2/2
Report to the President and Directors of the of the Bellingham Bay and British Columbia Railroad Company
Undated
2/3
Memo book; interview notes; article notes; newspaper notes; etc. "Whatcom Chapter No. 5, Daughters of Pioneers"; small notebook notes, mostly blank notepad
Undated
2/4
Ephemera
Undated
2/5
P.R. Jeffcott's "Last Will and Testament", Coal Mine Personnel List, and genealogical items.
Undated
2/6
Ephemera- ribbons and pins
Undated
2/7
Photostat copy- first issue of "The Esquinaux"
1866
2/8
"Atlas Science Tablet for Laboratory Notes and Drawings in Biology" Whatcom Normal School, first term
1899
2/9
Biographies- Members of the Clam Digger's Association
Undated
2/10
Nooksack Indian Census- Chief Sehome's ancestors
Undated
2/11
Notebook: notes on Dr. Welch
Undated
2/12
Notebook: notes on Lieut. Robert H. Davis
Undated
2/13
Notebook: Notes on J.B. Nichols
Undated
2/14
Notebook: notes on Archibald Menzie- notes taken from A. Menzie's Journal
Undated
2/15
Notebook: Notes on Rev. John Alexander Tennant
Undated
2/16
Notebook: Notes on Nooksack Indians- Story of Skagit Tom. Notes on Methodist Conference Reports
1884-1898
2/17
Miscellaneous handwritten names and notes
Undated
2/18
Newspaper clippings re: Whatcom County Pioneers (including "Blanket Bill" Jarman
circa 1906-1953
3/1
Notes on Mr. H.C. Wells, Hampton
Undated
3/2
Notes on Andrew Ecklund of Blue Canyon Mine
Undated
3/3
"Sketches of Old Pioneers" by P.R. Jeffcott including Warbass, McCloskey, John Harris, and Billy Clarke
Undated
3/4
Typed manuscript of letter written by R.C. Moody, Col. Comg., Lt. Governor, Commander of Lands and Works
Feb. 10, 1859
3/5
"The Villages of the Nooksack Tribe, Whatcom County
Undated
3/6
Handwritten notes from interviews. Subject: Jim Bertrand
Undated
3/7
Handwritten notes from interviews. Subject: The Evan's Cabin
Undated
3/8
Missionary activities in the Chilliwack Valley.
Undated
3/9
Notes on William King Lear and George H. Warbass
Undated
3/10
Notes on William T. Ballou
Undated
3/11
Notes on Terrance Grogan
Undated
3/12
Notes on John H. Plaster
Undated
3/13
Notes about George Warbass, Elizabeth Jack, and William Patternson
Undated
3/14
Miscellaneous letter addressed to P.R. Jeffcott
February 6, 1946
3/15
List of Officers of Whatcom County
1863
3/16
Warbass, Captain E.
undated
3/17
Articles re: Bellingham and Sehome Coal Mines 1918
undated.
Oversize Folder
1
Newspaper Articles Authored by P.R. Jeffcott regarding the Early Exploration of Bellingham
1959

Series III:   Manuscripts , circa 1930-1965Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
3/18
"Bellingham Once Was a Terminal City. Its First Railroad History is Told" by P. R. Jeffcott
Undated
3/19
Notes on Joel Clayton and Clayton Bay
Undated
3/20
"Dead Man's Point- Place of Mystery and Romance" by P. R. Jeffcott
Undated
3/21
"Boom! Boom! Cannons Boomed on Bellingham Bay. Some History Told First Time" by P. R. Jeffcott
undated
3/22
"Shoreline Tales on Bellingham Bay. New Historical Light Reveals Much of Interest on the First Settlers" by P. R. Jeffcott
Undated
3/23
"Stories of Birch Bay and Semiahmoo. A Historical Anthology of the North Western Corner of Whatcom County" by P. R. Jeffcott
Undated
3/24
"Stories of Birch Bay and Semiahmoo. A Historical Anthology of the North Western Corner of Whatcom County" by P. R. Jeffcott
Undated
3/25
"Stories of Birch Bay and Semiahmoo. A Historical Anthology of the North Western Corner of Whatcom County" by P. R. Jeffcott
Undated
3/26
"Stories of Birch Bay and Semiahmoo. A Historical Anthology of the North Western Corner of Whatcom County" by P. R. Jeffcott
Undated
3/27
"Fairhaven- Ghost Town Stirs Again" by P. R. Jeffcott
Undated
3/28
"Recollections of Ferndale Sixty Years Ago" by P. R. Jeffcott
Undated
3/29
(Same as Above)
Undated
3/30
"Ferndale Tales" published in the Ferndale Record by P. R. Jeffcott
Undated
3/31
"Ferndale Tales" published in the Ferndale Record by P. R. Jeffcott
Undated
3/32
"Ferndale has a Centennial. Anniversary of John A. Tennant's Settlement, 1859" by P. R. Jeffcott
Undated
3/33
"Ferndale's Pioneer Doctors Were Our Real Assets in Early Days" by P. R. Jeffcott
Undated
3/34
Nooksack Tales and Trails: Introduction, Chapter I, II
Undated
3/35
Nooksack Tales and Trails: Chapter III, IV
Undated
4/1
Nooksack Tales and Trails: Chapter V (p 1-40)
Undated
4/2
Nooksack Tales and Trails: Chapter V (p. 41-80)
Undated
4/3
Nooksack Tales and Trails: Chapter VI, VII, VIII
Undated
4/4
Nooksack Tales and Trails: Chapter IX, X
Undated
4/5
Nooksack Tales and Trails: Chapter XI, XII, XIII
Undated
4/6
Nooksack Tales and Trails: Chapter XIV, XV, XVI
Undated
4/7
Nooksack Tales and Trails: Chapter XVII, XVIII, XIX
Undated
4/8
Nooksack Tales and Trails: Chapter XX, XXI, XXII, XXIII, XXIV
Undated
4/9
Nooksack Tales and Trails: Chapter XXV, XXVI
Undated
4/10
Nooksack Tales and Trails: Chapter XXVII, XXVIII
Undated
4/11
Nooksack Tales and Trails: Index
Undated
4/12
"The Story of Enterprise or Romantic Tales of Early Days in the Nooksack Valley"
Undated
4/13
"Romance and Intrigue on Bellingham Bay: A Story of Old Sehome"
Undated
4/14
"Story of the Fourth of July Celebration in 1874 at Sehome"
Undated
4/15
"Coming Up- 1858 Centennials, Notes on Whatcom County History"
Undated
4/16
Centennial Stories 1858-1958
Undated
4/17
Centennial Stories 1858-1958 (cont.)
Undated
4/18
"History of Enterprise" Whatcom County Old Settlers Association
Undated
4/19
Chechaco and Sourdough, or the Mt. Baker Gold Rush- List of Illustrations.
Undated
4/20
Chechaco and Sourdough, or the Mt. Baker Gold Rush- pages 1-23 Original
Undated
5/1
Chechaco and Sourdough, or the Mt. Baker Gold Rush- pages 24-59 Original
Undated
5/2
Chechaco and Sourdough, or the Mt. Baker Gold Rush- pages 1-23 Carbon
Undated
5/3
Chechaco and Sourdough, or the Mt. Baker Gold Rush- pages 24-59 Carbon
Undated
5/4
Chechaco and Sourdough, or the Mt. Baker Gold Rush- pages 60-109 Book II, Original
Undated
5/5
Chechaco and Sourdough, or the Mt. Baker Gold Rush- pages 60-109 Book II, Copy
Undated
5/6
Chechaco and Sourdough, or the Mt. Baker Gold Rush- pages 110-158 Book III, Original
Undated
5/7
Chechaco and Sourdough, or the Mt. Baker Gold Rush- pages 110-158 Book III, Copy
Undated
5/8
Chechaco and Sourdough, or the Mt. Baker Gold Rush- Index
Undated
5/9
"More Talk than Gold, Nooksack Mining District" by Will D. Jenkins
Undated
5/10
"Some History of Names in the Mt. Baker Mining District." An Address before the Cascade Wilderness Club
February 4, 1964
5/11
"A Search for a Route to the Similkameen Gold Mine, 1886" T. C. Austin and Samuel Belford
Undated
5/12
"Note on Bellingham Coal Mines"
Undated
5/13
Early Discoveries and Exploration in Local Waters: Chapters 1-3 (typed original)
Undated
5/14
Early Discoveries and Exploration in Local Waters: Chapters 1-3 (handwritten)
Undated
5/15
Early Discoveries and Exploration in Local Waters: Chapters 1-3 (typed copy)
Undated
5/16
"Chief Yelokanum's Fishtrap" Robert Emmet Hawley
Undated
5/17
"Fraser River, Lure of Three Quests"
February 6, 1932
5/18
Sample of Chinook Jargon"
Undated
5/19
History of the Nooksacks
Undated
5/20
"Ferndale once had a Gold Rush"
Undated
5/21
"Mt. Baker Mines- Notes" Book I, pages 1-49
Undated
6/1
"Mt. Baker Mines- Notes" Book I, pages 50-110
Undated
6/2
"Mt. Baker Mines- Notes" Book II, pages 111-140
Undated
6/3
"Mt. Baker Mines- Notes" Book II, pages 141-176
Undated
6/4
"The Story of Enterprise: A Romantic Tale of Early Days in the Nooksack Valley"
Undated
6/5
"Shoreline Stories on Bellingham Bay: The Bellingham Bay Coal Mines."
Undated
6/6
"Shoreline Stories on Bellingham Bay: The Bellingham Bay Coal Mine, The Company Store"- Book II, III, and Illustrations
Undated
6/7
Economic Growth of Whatcom County Since 1890
Undated
6/8
"The Villages of the Nooksack Tribe. Whatcom County"
Undated
6/9
Short Stories and Notes
Undated
6/10
Notes about Bill Jarman; Ferndale 60 Years Ago- first writing; General Notes on Various Subjects; Biographical Material- John Tennant and Rev. D. G. LeSoured
Undated
6/11
Ferndale School Speech
Undated
6/12
Untitled Pioneer Notes
Undated
6/13
"Honor to Our Pioneers"
Undated
6/14
History of the Nooksacks
Undated
6/15
William Jarman (Blanket Bill)
Undated
6/16
Untitled- Early History of Bellingham
Undated
6/17
"The Everson Ferry" (Nooksack Crossing), Pete Harkness
Undated
6/18
Life Sketch of John A. Tennant
Undated
6/19
Notes and Comments Re: Charley Kahana Interview
February 12, 1945
6/20
"Fraser River, Lure of Three Quests" (History of the Fraser River)
Undated
6/21
Blanket Bill Jarman- Draft Copy: Title Page, Dedication, Preface, Table of Contents, Table of Illustrations.
Undated
6/22
Blanket Bill Jarman- Master Copy: Main Text
Undated
6/23
Blanket Bill Jarman- Carbon Copy: Main Text
Undated
7/1
Blanket Bill Jarman- Master Copy: Appendix
Undated
7/2
Blanket Bill Jarman- Carbon Copy: Appendix
Undated
7/3
Blanket Bill Jarman- Galley Proof: Title page-page 66
Undated
7/4
Blanket Bill Jarman- Galley Proof: Pages 67-129
Undated
7/5
Blanket Bill Jarman- Galley Proof: Pages 130-202
Undated
7/6
Blanket Bill Jarman- Published Copy: Chapter 1-3, pages 5-20.
Undated
7/7
"William Robert Jarman: A Summary of Data on His Story"
Undated
7/8
"In Good Old Pioneer Days"
Undated
7/9
"Brief History of the Old Settlers Association"
Undated
7/10
"Also a Pioneer Centennial"
Undated
7/11
"Alphabetical Text on Ferndale Pioneers"
Undated
7/12
"Bachelors Have Trouble in Early Days"
Undated
7/13
"Steamboating on the Nooksack"
Undated
7/14
"The Little Gray Church" (Poem)
Undated
7/15
"Our Pioneers" (Poem)
Undated
7/16
"Nooksack Tales and Trails" #1- "Hans Bethusen's Friend"
Undated
7/17
"Nooksack Tales and Trails" #2- "The Credulous Mr. Luster"
Undated
7/18
"Those Who Came Early" Paper read before the Aftermath Club
November 15, 1965
7/19
"James C. Bertrand"
Undated
7/20
"Some Legendary History of Bertrand Prairie"
Undated
7/21
"James C. Bertrand, Pioneer of the Northwest Boundary and Bertrand Prairie"
Undated
7/22
Untitled letter to editor of the Ferndale Record from Hugh Eldridge
Undated
7/23
"Billy Clark"
Undated
7/24
"Henry C. Egley, 1933 or 34." Address given by Egley describing Lynden.
Undated
7/25
"A Brief Sketch of My Life" P. R. Jeffcott
Undated
7/26
"The Nooksack Indians: A Brief History of the Tribe"
Undated
8/1
"James Alexander Patterson at Squa-ha-lish Fathered Darigold"
Undated
8/2
"Alexander Patterson and Reuben Bizer at Squahalish"
Undated
8/3
"The Old Time Teacher and Our Community"
November 12, 1963
8/4
"Whatcom County Old Settler's Association was a Colorful Institution of the Pioneers"
Undated
8/5
Diary of Mrs. Jerusha Nobles with written notes
Undated
8/6
Story of James Kavanaugh's wife, Princess Troi Stola from the Anacortes American
Undated
8/7
"The James Kavanaugh Diary" handwritten transcription by P. R. Jeffcott from the Anacortes American
Undated
8/8
"Sketches"
Undated
8/9
"Grandma Mosher's Scrapbook is a Wonder of Pioneer Art"
Undated
8/10
"Pioneer Along the Bend of the Nooksack" by Lelah Jackson Edson
1945
8/11
"Pioneer Recollections of Pleasant Valley" by Rebecca E. (Tarta) Jeffcott
Undated
8/12
"Sketches from an Itinerant Methodist Preacher's Pioneering in Whatcom County" or "Sowing the Seeds of Methodism in the Northwest"
Undated
8/13
'The Frederick F. Lane Diary of a Prospecting Trip up the Nooksack River, 1860"
Undated
8/14
"John Benjamin Nichols"
Undated
8/15
"The Autobiography of the Reverend C. M. Tate, First Methodist Missionary to the Nooksack Tribe of Indians of Whatcom County, Washington, USA" transcribed by P. R. Jeffcott
Undated
8/16
Appendix to "Death Calles Beloved"; collection of eulogies to Rev. Charles M. Tate
Undated
8/17
Appendix no. 1, Rev. Charles M. Tate
Undated
8/18
"Relations of the Nooksack to the Chilliwack Tribe" from C. M. Tate's story
Undated
8/19
"Captain John or Jack"
Undated
8/20
"First White Settlers in the Lynden District" information received from Johnnie Killcup
Undated
8/21
"Captain Killcup"
Undated
8/22
"George T. Kinley"
Undated
8/23
"Chief Yelokanum's Fishtrap: A Tale of 1878"
Undated
8/24
"The Adventuresome Life of Reuben Nowell" by Casey Wells
Undated
8/25
"Hasty Memoirs of 'Life at Nooksack River' especially in relation to Prospectors and Mines" by Leona Adkinson McClimans
Undated
8/26
"A Story of the Real Life of One Named Charley Anderson…" by Jason H. Adkinson
Undated
8/27
"James R. Beatty" by Laura Beatty
Undated
8/28
"James Bremner"
Undated
8/29
"Howard E. Buswell: In Memoriam"
Undated
8/30
"B. H. Bruns and E. H. Bruns"
Undated
8/31
"George Slater was Sire of a Well Known Family: Old Home Still Stands"
Undated
8/32
Eldridge, Edward – letter in Reveille re: taxation in Whatcom County undated
Undated

Series IV:   Pamphlets , ca.1936-1965Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
9/1
Indian Names of Washington (missing)
Undated
9/2
A Brief Historical Sketch of Port Townsend, Washington (missing)
Undated
9/3
A Brief Historical Sketch of Port Townsend, Washington (Same as above but a different printing)
Undated
9/4
St. Joachims Mission Church at the Lummi Indian Reservation, Washington (letter enclosed)
Undated
9/5
The Lummi Island Story by Frank M. Taft
Undated
9/6
A Vocabulary of Native Words in the Halkomelem Language
Undated
9/7
The American Indian
Undated
9/8
The Seven Brothers of the House of Ste-Tee-Thlum (letter enclosed)
Undated
9/9
Shelton High School Alumni Association
Undated
9/10
Early Washington Communities in Art
Undated
9/11
Designations of Principal Platted Editions, Whatcom County, Washington
Undated
9/12
Blaine, Washington. The International City.
Undated
9/13
Blaine, Washington. The International City. (missing)
Undated
9/14
Washington Highways to History
Undated
9/15
Linking the Atlantic to the Pacific, Ocean to Ocean, Montreal greets Vancouver
Undated
9/16
British Columbia, Canada
Undated
9/17
Vancouver Historical Journal, No. 4
January 1961
9/18
Pilot Commander Don Jose Maria Narvaez
1791
9/19
Steamboat Days on the Skeena River, British Columbia
Undated
9/20
Fort Langley National Historic Park
Undated
9/21
Stuart and Babine Lake Districts
Undated
9/22
Pacific Northwest Americana Catalog, Oregon Historical Society
Undated
9/23
Tidal Action in British Columbia Waters
Undated
9/24
Mineralogist's Pocket Reference
Undated
9/25
The Book of Presidents
Undated
9/26
Gravesend: The Gateway to the Port of London
Undated
9/27
History, Catalogue 569 of New English Books from Blackwell's
Undated
9/28
San Juan Dispute: A Thrilling Period in US History
1852-1872
9/29
H.M. Chatham and HMS Discovery – greeting card illustrations
undated
10/1
True West Magazine
June 1965
10/2
Caribou and Northwest Digest
February 1950
10/3
Hudson's Bay Record Society Rules
Undated
10/4
Caribou Land Recording Division
1936
10/5
"The Development of Tugs on the B. C. Coast" address by Capt. Charles Warren Cates to the B. C. Area, Pacific Northwest Section, Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers. Vancouver, B. C.
January 31, 1958
10/6
A Report on Washington State Oil Development, Olympia, Washington
February 18, 1952
10/7
"The Mediterranean of the Pacific" Harper's New Monthly Magazine
September 1870
10/8
"Whites in the Valley of STAW-loh" from "Anthology of Valley History" by Casey Wells
1965
10/9
"The 'Judas' Ox" from "Anthology of Valley History" by Casey Wells
1965
10/10
"How Seabird Island Got Its Name" from "Anthology of Valley History" by Casey Wells
1965
10/11
"The Skeleton in the Stump" from "Anthology of Valley History" by Casey Wells
1965
10/12
"Work, the Road to Success: The Story of Hillview" by Gilbert P. Kincaid
1941
10/13
"Pioneers of Peace" 75th Anniversary (Diamond Jubilee) of Blaine, Washington 1884-1959
1959

Series V:   Books, 1879 , 1920Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
10/14
British Columbia Pilot, Vol. 1
1920
10/15
Journal of the Legislature of Washington Territory
1879

Series VI:   Maps, circa 1866-1966Return to Top

To view item-level description of maps in the P.R. Jeffcott collection, follow this hyperlink to the map catalog on the Center for Pacific Northwest Studies' website.

Series VII:   Photographs, circa 1875-1960Return to Top

To view item-level description of images in the P.R. Jeffcott collection, follow this hyperlink to the photo database on the Center for Pacific Northwest Studies' website.

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Frontier and pioneer life--Washington (State)--Whatcom County--History--Sources--Photographs.
  • Indians of North America--Washington (State)--Whatcom County--History--Sources.
  • Land settlement--Washington (State)-- Nooksack River Valley.
  • Mines and mineral resources--Washington (State)--Whatcom County--History--Sources.
  • Nooksack River Valley--Washington (State)--Whatcom County--History--Sources.
  • Nooksack Indians--Washington (State)--Whatcom County--History--Sources.
  • Whatcom County--Washington (State)--History--Sources--Maps.
  • Whatcom County--Washington (State)--History--Sources--Photographs.
  • Whatcom County--Washington (State)--Gold discoveries--History--Sources.
  • Whatcom County--Washington (State)--History--Sources.
  • Personal Names :
  • Jeffcott, Percival R.--Archives. (creator)
  • Titles within the Collection :
  • Chechaco and Sourdough
  • Nooksack Tales and Trails