• Narcissa Latimer letter to Sarah Latimer, November 29, 1868

    Narcissa Latimer letter to Sarah Latimer, November 29, 1868

    Denny, Narcissa Latimer, 1851-1900

    Narcissa Leonora (Nora) Latimer Denny was the daughter of Alexander and Sarah Latimer. She had four sisters: Eliza Alice Latimer Fowler (1856-1934), Harriet Ellen Latimer Stephens (1859-1938), Clara Latimer Bickford (1861-1934), and Emma Chesney Latimer Reynolds (1864-1946). Narcissa married Orion Denny on April 1, 1889. The letter is addressed to her mother, Sarah, and discusses attending church and Sabbath school, gifts she received for her birthday and the differences between life in Minnesota and Illinois. The letter is written from Macomb, Illinois.

    Identifier: spl_lj_008

    Date: 1868-11-29

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  • William and Elizabeth Weir letter to Johnathan and Alexander Latimer, June 29, 1853

    William and Elizabeth Weir letter to Johnathan and Alexander Latimer, June 29, 1853

    Weir, Anne Dobbins Latimer, 1776-1853; Weir, William, 1757-1832

    Alexander was married to Sarah Chesney Latimer (his third wife) in 1850. The couple had five daughters: Narcissa Leonora Latimer Denny (1851-1900), Eliza Alice Latimer Fowler (1856-1934), Harriet Ellen Latimer Stephens (1859-1938), Clara Latimer Bickford (1861-1934), and Emma Chesney Latimer Reynolds (1864-1946). Elizabeth Latimer Weir was Alexander's sister and William Weir, his brother-in-law. The letter is addressed to Alexander and his brother Johnathan Latimer (1803-1866) and discusses the death of the Latimer's mother, Anne Dobbins Latimer (1776-1853), and the distribution of the estate. The letter also discusses agricultural crops, the growth of the railroad systems on the east coast and other family matters.

    Identifier: spl_lj_001

    Date: 1853-06-29

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  • Spanish explorers becalmed off Patos Island

    Spanish explorers becalmed off Patos Island

    McAllister, Parker S. (1903-1970)

    Parker McAllister, born in 1903 in Massachusetts, was a Seattle Times artist from 1924 to 1965. McAllister started his career as an illustrator at 14 for a Spokane publication; he joined the art staff at the Seattle Times in 1920. His first Sunday magazine cover was a poster-type illustration celebrating the University of Washington crew races in spring 1924. During McAllister's career, he created illustrations depicting “local color” events and situations now routinely handled by photographers. As the technology improved, he expanded his repertoire - he illustrated articles, drew covers for special sections and the weekly Seattle Sunday Times Magazine, and drew diagrams, comics, cartoons, and portraits for the Times’ editorial page. In 1956, an exhibition of his watercolor and oil paintings of Pacific Northwest scenes and historical incidents - including some paintings from the “Discovery of the Pacific Northwest” series - were exhibited at the Washington State Historical Society Museum in Tacoma. He was also a member of the Puget Sound Group of Men Painters. McAllister retired from the Seattle Times in 1965; he passed away in Arizona in 1970.

    Identifier: spl_art_291985_16.153

    Date: 1955

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  • Unknown man in Santa Barbara, California, ca. 1880

    Unknown man in Santa Barbara, California, ca. 1880

    Stringfield, Alfred Moore, 1849-1886

    Photograph taken by Alfred Moore Stringfield in Santa Barbara, California.

    Identifier: spl_lj_053

    Date: 1880?

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  • Letter from Arthur Goodwin to W.R. Crowley regarding public markets, May 7, 1927

    Letter from Arthur Goodwin to W.R. Crowley regarding public markets, May 7, 1927

    Goodwin, Arthur

    Letter from Arthur Goodwin to W.R. Crowley discussing the publication of Goodwin's book 'Markets: Public and Private, Their Establishment, Operation and Management.' Goodwin also responds to Crowley's inquiries about securing Japanese farmers for markets in California and invites Crowley to come visit for the opening of the new Tacoma Public Market.

    Identifier: spl_sh_00033

    Date: 1927-05-07

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  • Unknown man in Hamburg, Illinois, ca. 1880

    Unknown man in Hamburg, Illinois, ca. 1880

    Rifenburg & Co.; Rifenburg, Alonzo G., 1876-1933

    Photograph taken by Rifenburg & Co. studio in Hamburg, Iowa.

    Identifier: spl_lj_021

    Date: 1880?

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  • Envelope addressed to Sarah Latimer, September 23, 1892

    Envelope addressed to Sarah Latimer, September 23, 1892

    Empty envelope addressed to Sarah Latimer. Sarah was the wife of Alexander Latimer and mother to five daughters: Narcissa Leonora Latimer Denny (1851-1900), Eliza Alice Latimer Fowler (1856-1934), Harriet Ellen Latimer Stephens (1859-1938), Clara Latimer Bickford (1861-1934), and Emma Chesney Latimer Reynolds (1864-1946). The envelope was postmarked from Seattle.

    Identifier: spl_lj_011

    Date: 1892-09-23

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  • Envelope to Mrs. A. [Sarah] Latimer, December 8, 1891

    Envelope to Mrs. A. [Sarah] Latimer, December 8, 1891

    Empty envelope addressed to Sarah Latimer. Sarah was the wife of Alexander Latimer and mother to five daughters: Narcissa Leonora Latimer Denny (1851-1900), Eliza Alice Latimer Fowler (1856-1934), Harriet Ellen Latimer Stephens (1859-1938), Clara Latimer Bickford (1861-1934), and Emma Chesney Latimer Reynolds (1864-1946). The letter was postmarked from Minnesota. The town is difficult to read but is likely Winnebago City where Sarah Latimer was living at the time.

    Identifier: spl_lj_010

    Date: 1891-12-08

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  • Alexander Latimer, ca. 1865

    Alexander Latimer, ca. 1865

    Tintype portrait of Alexander Latimer. Alexander was married to Sarah Latimer and had five daughters: Narcissa Latimer Denny (1851-1900), Eliza Alice Latimer Fowler (1856-1934), Harriet Ellen Latimer Stephens (1859-1938), Clara Latimer Bickford (1861-1934), and Emma Chesney Latimer Reynolds (1864-1946).

    Identifier: spl_lj_019

    Date: 1865?

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  • Narcissa Latimer Denny, ca. 1885

    Narcissa Latimer Denny, ca. 1885

    Dorsaz & Schwerin

    Narcissa Latimer Denny was the daughter of Alexander and Sarah Latimer. She had four sisters: Eliza Alice Latimer Fowler (1856-1934), Harriet Ellen Latimer Stephens (1859-1938), Clara Latimer Bickford (1861-1934), and Emma Chesney Latimer Reynolds (1864-1946). Narcissa married Orion Denny on April 1, 1889.

    Identifier: spl_lj_046

    Date: 1885?

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