Charles Crofut papers, 1888-1936  PDF  XML

Overview of the Collection

Crofut, Charles H
Charles Crofut papers
1888-1936 (inclusive)
57 p.
Collection Number
5301 (Accession No. 5301-001)
Letters to family, recollection of Seattle fire of 1889 by a Seattle restaurant worker
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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Seattle restaurant worker. Crofut, a Vermont native, described his train journey from Vermont to Seattle and his work as a cook in Seattle at the age of 22 as well as his jobs clearing land in Whatcom County in 1889. In June of 1889 as he was about to leave Seattle to return to Vermont, Seattle burst into flames with widespread destruction of the downtown area. Crofut recalled that day in a 1936 memoir.

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Letters (transcripts) from Seattle to his family in Vermont, 1888-1889; recollection of the Seattle fire of 1889 (transcript), 1936

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Restrictions on Use

Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

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Acquisition Information

Donated by Georgia Birkett, 1/14/2002

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Personal Names

  • Crofut, Charles H.--Archives

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Subject Terms

  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)