Biographical Note

Arrangement

Scope and Content

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Guide to the Lawrence Denny Lindsley Papers



Manuscript Collection No.: 2179
Creator: Lindsley, Lawrence Denny, 1879-1974 , creator
Title: Lawrence Denny Lindsley papers
Date Span: 1870-1973, undated
Quantity: 8.10 cubic feet
Languages: Collection materials are in English.




Biographical Note

Lawrence Denny Lindsley was born in 1878. He was the grandson of Seattle pioneer David Denny. Lindsley took up photography at an early age and combined it with work as a miner, hunter, guide and student of nature. Charter member of the Mountaineers, 1907; official photographer for the Great Northern Railroad in Glacier National Park, 1916. Worked for Asahel Curtis in 1910 at the Roman Studios and later for Edward Curtis. Spent 9 years at Lake Chelan where he took extensive photographs of the North Cascades. Worked as a wilderness guide for the Mountaineers and figured prominently as Silent Lawry, the guide in Mary Roberts Rinehart's book, "Tenting Tonight."

Arrangement

Arranged into 3 accessions:
Accession no. 2179-001, Lawrence Denny Lindsley papers, 1973
Accession no. 2179-002, Lawrence Denny Lindsley papers, 1850-1972
Accession no. 2179-006, Lawrence Denny Lindsley papers, undated

Scope and Content

Correspondence, field notebooks, diaries, writings, legal documents, financial records, and a tape recorded interview, documenting both Lawrence Denny Lindsley’s personal and professional lives. Also includes papers of some family members.

Restrictions on Access

Access to archival recordings: Due to the fragility of archival tape recordings, potential users may be required to arrange for transfer to digital format before the material can be accessed. Please contact Special Collections for further information.

Restrictions on Use

Literary rights transferred


Inventory

  
Accession No. 2179-001
Lindsley, Lawrence Denny, 1879-1974
Lawrence Denny Lindsley interview, 1973
.08 cubic feet including 2 sound cassettes (120 min.) and 1 transcript (32 p.)
Scope and Content
Interview tapes and transcript. Lindley discusses his photographic techniques, especially lantern slide development. He mentions several specific photographic series: the beach at LaPush, sunrise on Mt. Rainier, Lake Chelan, and a winter horse trip through the Stehekin during a snowstorm.
Interview by Harry Major.
Restrictions on Access
Open to all users. Access to archival recordings: Due to the fragility of archival tape recordings, potential users may be required to arrange for transfer to digital format before the material can be accessed. Please contact Special Collections for further information.
Restrictions on Use
L.D. Lindsley's and Harry Major's literary rights transferred to the Libraries.
Acquisition Info
Donated by L.D. Lindsley, 9/14/1973.

  
Accession No. 2179-002
Lindsley, Lawrence Denny, 1879-1974
Lawrence Denny Lindsley papers, 1850-1972
8.10 cubic feet
Scope and Content
Correspondence, field notebooks, diaries, writings, legal documents, and financial records from Lawrence Denny Lindsley’s personal and professional life. Also includes some family members’ papers.
Restrictions on Access
Open to all users.
Restrictions on Use
Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.
Acquisition Info
Combined photographs and papers purchased from Marilyn Lindsley by Special Collections in 1977.
The portion of the purchase which consisted of papers was transferred to the Manuscript collection in several installments which were accessioned separately during 1982 and 1983.
Processing Info
Accession numbers 2179-002 through 2179-005 and 2179-007 have been merged into one accession comprising the material included in the 1977 purchase.
Box/FolderDate
Lawrence Denny Lindsley professional papers
Incoming correspondence
1/1Incoming letters1932-1972
15/1Copyright postcards1911-1915
1/2Outgoing letters1939-1968
1/3General correspondence1934-1969
Field notebooks
1/4-6Lake Chelanca. 1890-1952
1/7Flowers - Sunset Highway, Mt. Rainier, Lake Chelan, Grand Coulee and Bainbridge Island1907-1959
1/8Historical Seattle, etc.1900-1963
1/9Birds - Lake Chelan, Mt. Rainier, Okanogan1900-1956
1/10Lake Chelanca. 1890-1950
1/11Colville Indian1871-1951
2/1-2Glacial1906-1954
2/3-5Grand Coulee1907-1959
2/6Okanogan1910-1956
3/1-5Mt. Rainier1913-1960
3/6Historical Seattle - contains reminiscences1850-1958
4/1-2Sunset Highway - contains reminiscences1896-1958
4/3Timber - contains reminiscences1901-1952
4/4Chelan - Portraits, Puget Sound, Olympic, Wenatchee, etc.1880-1959
4/5Mt. Baker, Stevens Pass Highway, etc.1898-1954
4/6-7Glacial - contains reminiscences1896-1960
4/8Glacier National Park, Stevens Pass Highway, etc.1914-1948
5/1-2Miscellaneousca. 1895-1962
5/3Bainbridge Island, etc.1912-1970
5/4Olympic Peninsula, Glacial, Mt. Rainier, etc.1892-1971
5/5Miscellaneous1853-1955
5/6Enlargement indexundated
Writings
5/7Regarding photographyundated
5/8Natural history of Pacific Northwestundated
5/9Listsundated
Notes
6/1-5Grand Coulee no. 1-5ca. 1948-1954
6/6-7Grand Couleeca. 1940
6/8-11Camp fire storiesundated
15/2Miscellaneous1911, undated
6/12-7/2Financial records1921-1972
15/3Clippings1911-1912, undated
Lawrence Denny Lindsley personal papers
Incoming letters
7/3Bradley, Irene Lindsley1936-1968
15/4Denny, D. T.1896-1903
15/5Denny, D. Thomas1897
15/6Denny, E. Inez and Louisa Denny1897, 1914
7/4Denny, Edward H. (Harold)1963-1964
15/7Denny, John B.1897
15/8Denny, Victor W. S.1903
15/9Lindsley, Abbie Denny1897
15/10Lindsley, Edward L.ca. 1896-1902
7/5Lindsley, Norman D.1933
15/11MacMillan, H. J.1902
15/12Murlin, A. E.1901-1902
7/6Sigurdson, Beverley Mabel U'Renn and U'Renn, Lorraine1933-1961
15/13Weir, Allen1901
15/14Wilson, J. P.1898
7/7Miscellaneous1888, 1931-1968
15/15Miscellaneousca. 1897-1914
Outgoing letters
15/16Denny, E. Inez and Louisa Denny1898
15/17Lindsley, Abbie Denny and Edward L. Lindsley1898-1900
15/18Lindsley, Irene1899
15/19Lindsley, Mabel1899
15/20General/miscellaneousca. 1888-1902
7/8General/miscellaneous1939
12-14Diaries1897-1972
Writings
7/9-11Reminiscences of Pioneer Seattleundated
7/12"Saga of Mt. Rainier"undated
7/13"Trip to the ranch on Lake Chelan starting from Lake Keechelus" (photocopy)1902
7/14"Trip to the ranch on Lake Chelan starting from Lake Keechelus" (fragile original)1902
General Notes: Researchers should use photocopy version.
15/21General/miscellaneousundated
7/15Writings of othersundated
15/22Notes1898
7/16Legal documents1930-1970
7/17Clippingsundated
Ephemera
7/18General/miscellaneousundated
15/23Invitation to press - Igorrote Exhibition Co.1905
11Scrapbook (oversize)undated
8/1Address booksundated
8/2Autograph book1899-1957
15/24School workundated
15/25Mother - Abbie Denny Lindsley1914-1915, undated
Sarah Sonju Lindsley
8/3Incoming letters - Lindsley, Lawrence Denny1939
8/4Address book1955
Sarah Winola Lindsley U'Renn
Incoming letters
8/5Bradley, Irene Lindsley1919-1928
8/6Denny, David Thomas1902-1903
8/7Denny, Leonora M.1909-1914
8/8Denny, Loretta1902-1903
8/9Em1912-1915
8/10Inez1912-1916
8/11Lindsley, Abbie Denny1912-1915
8/12Lindsley, Edward L.1909-1919
8/13Lindsley, Lawrence Denny1907-1927
8/14Lindsley, Norman D.1904-1908
8/15Peugilly, Anna1905-1906
8/16Miscellaneous1909-1913
15/26Outgoing letters1914
8/17Ephemera1906-1916
8/18Legal documents1915
9/1Scrapbook1899
9/2Scrapbook - recipesca. 1900
Harold Lawrence Lindsley, Beverley Mabel, and "Kewpie" U'Renn
9/3Incoming letters1907-1915
Abbie Denny Lindsley
Incoming letters
15/27Denny, Anna1887
9/4General/miscellaneous - including one letter from David Thomas Denny1899-1911
9/5Writingundated
Edward L. Lindsley
9/6-8Incoming letters - Charles Greenwood1908-1909
9/9Writingundated
9/10Legal documents1878-1932
9/11Guest book (of C. A. Ranch on Lake Chelan?)1902-1909
William Lindsley
10Scrapbook and diary1877-1880
10Diary1875-1883
Maria Lindsley
11Scrapbook (oversize)1885
Revel Nims
9/12General correspondence1884-1906
9/13Financial records1870-1906
9/14Legal documents1893-1906

  
Accession No. 2179-006
Lindsley, Lawrence Denny, 1879-1974
Lawrence Denny Lindsley papers, undated
0.03 cubic feet (1 vertical file)
Scope and Content
Writing. First page titled: "Music of a mountain thunder storm."
Restrictions on Access
Open to all users.
Restrictions on Use
Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.
Acquisition Info
Transferred from the Lindsley photo collection, #548, August 14, 2001.

Subject Terms

Personal Names:
Bradley, Irene Lindsley, creator.
Cool, A. L.
Curtis, Asahel, 1874-1941.
Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952.
Denny, David Thomas, creator.
Denny, E. H. (Edward H.), 1887-1971, creator.
Lindsley, Abbie Denny, creator.
Lindsley, Edward L., creator.
Lindsley, Lawrence Denny, 1879-1974--Archives.
Lindsley, Maria, creator.
Lindsley, Norman, creator.
Lindsley, Sarah Sonju, creator.
Lindsley, William, creator.
Nims, Revel, creator.
Rinehart, Mary Roberts, 1876-1958.
Sigurdson, Beverley Mabel U'Renn, creator.
U'Renn, Harold Lawrence, creator.
U'Renn, Lorraine, creator.
U'Renn, Sarah Winola Lindsley, creator.
Organizations:
Great Northern Railway Company (U.S.)
Mountaineers (Society)
Old Roman Studios (Seattle, Wash.)
Geographic Names:
Chelan, Lake (Wash.)--Photographs.
La Push (Wash.)--Photographs.
Rainer, Mount (Wash.)--Photographs.
Stehekin (Wash.)--Photographs.
Subjects:
Lantern slides--Technique.
Photography--Processing.
Photography--Technique.
Last modified: January 14, 2014
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