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Wilson Family Photographs, 1895-1928
Overview of the Collection
- Wilson, George.
- Wilson Family Photographs
- 1895-1928 (inclusive)18951928
- .5 Linear Feet of Shelf Space, (1 box)
- Collection Number
- PC 9 (collection)
- The George Wilson family farmed near Colton, Washington. This collection of photographs include scenes in and around Colton, Washington, Baseball teams with Leon Wilson, the flood of 1913 in Burke, Idaho, and Whitman College, and Squally John of the Nisqually tribe.
Washington State University Libraries' Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections (MASC)
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Terrell Library Suite 12
- Access Restrictions
This collection is open and available for research use.
Biographical NoteReturn to Top
The George Wilson family farmed near Colton, Washington. There were four sons: Leon, Robert, Byron and Lewis. Leon attended Whitman College in Walla Walla for two years around 1910. During the summer of 1911 he played baseball for the Chicago White Sox as a pitcher. Neighboring farms near Colton included the Nathan Maynard and the M. A. Ferguson farms.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
The Wilson family photographs include scenes in and around Colton, Washington, Baseball teams with Leon Wilson, the flood of 1913 in Burke, Idaho, and Whitman College, and Squally John of the Nisqually tribe. Most of the photographs are from between 1895 and 1913 with a few taken later.
Use of the CollectionReturn to Top
[Item description] Wilson Family Photographs, 1895-1928 (PC 9)
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
|1||1||Baseball teams (with Leon Wilson), including Whitman College, Johnson, Washington, and the Bishop’s Bar Boys.
|1||2||Group class portraits with Leon Wilson
|1||3||Informal group and individual photographs of family members.
|1||5||The Bishop family and ranch on the Snake River.
|1||6||Burke, Idaho, including the flood of 1913.
|1||7||The M. A. Ferguson ranch harvest scenes.
|1||8||Early street scenes of Colton, Washington.
|1||9||Miscellaneous, including 1910 Whitman College scene, Jim Wiley of Colton and "Squally John" of the Nisqually tribe.
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Baseball -- Photographs.
- Universities and colleges -- Washington (State) -- Photographs.
- Wilson, Leon.
- Wilson Family.
- Colton (Wash.) -- Photographs.
- Walla Walla (Wash.) -- Photographs.
- Wilson Family. (creator)