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Use of the Collection
Restrictions on Access :
This collection is open for research use.
Preferred Citation :
[Item Description]. Cage 77, William Clark Family
Papers . Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.
The William Clark family collection is arranged in three series.
Series one consists of documents, correspondence, and reminiscences
arranged chronologically from 1740 through 1926. Most of this series was
generated by the family from three subsequent locations: (1) that portion of
Massachusetts Bay Province which became Cheshire County, New Hampshire, (2)
Dane County, Wisconsin, and (3) the area of Washington Territory which formed
Columbia, Garfield and Whitman counties. Six personal and business account
books of William Clark and W. I. Clark, dated 1852 through 1891, comprise the
second series. Series three consists of communications between members of the
Clark family and the Washington State University Libraries dating 1949 through
Acquisition Information :
Ellen Clark (Mrs. Oliver) Ricketts deposited the William Clark family
collection (77-49) in the Washington State University Libraries in November
1949. Mrs. Bernard Ricketts made an additional deposit in August 1977, and
donated the collection to the Libraries.
Detailed Description of the Collection
The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in
Series 1: Papers. Family and
business correspondence, genealogical records, mortgages, wills, promissory
notes, receipts, 1740-1926
Series 2: Account Books. Personal
and business records of William Clark and W. I. Clark, 1852-1891
Series 3: Donor File.
Correspondence and agreements between Washington State University Librarians
and Mrs. Oliver (Ellen Clark) Ricketts and Mrs. Bernard Ricketts, 1949-1978
This collection is indexed under the following headings in the online
catalog. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or
places should search the catalog using these headings.